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Released into Purpose

Updated: Nov 30, 2021

Important Ministry Dispatch - 6th January 2020

The Lord will hear your cry - ‘Pakod Pakadti’

Today is the 6th of January 2020. A new year and a new decade have dawned. As we enter this year, we await the finalisation of our nation's Brexit deal with the EU. If we are to understand how we have arrived at this point in our history, we would need to look even further back into how it all started in the first place. Fundamentally, the EU model was to emulate the empire of Rome, which would mean all member states would have to give up sovereignty. If the plan was to succeed, the EU would have to centralise government, economy, borrowing, taxation and security, thus making each state dependent on its power. It is not my intention to dwell or extract anything further in this introduction, only to say that all of us are at a crossroads. Father God is looking to see who the nations bow the knee to. True believers will have to stand up and make their loyalties known too.

Our loyalty, as believers, is first to God, and as a declaration of our faith, we promised to uphold the constitution of the Kingdom we belong to by fighting and defending it. The defence and wellbeing of it are supported by what we have been given through our enhanced physical and spiritual gifts.

Yeshua, the Word of God, tells us that these gifts are from God and that they should be used through a model of wise investment. The economy of God is different from that of the world. We are of course affected by it, but we are given an option to come out of it and create our own. We are not expected to materialise our needs from thin air, but we can use the world economy to obtain material wealth to purchase them.

The Lord has been speaking for some time to us about how we are to invest our talents. Again, this week, I have had another two separate conversations confirming this important subject. So, I express no apology in continuing to push out this message. The reaffirming of God’s word means we need to be paying attention to it.

The Christian teaching on the talents focuses on the financial aspect which seems to be central in Matthews's parable Ch25. When we look at what this passage teaches more closely, we see that the one who invests wisely receives the greatest reward. He, in fact, receives a double portion plus the talent that was hidden away. This tells us that what we are given to invest by God can also be lost and given to someone else who knows how to use it. It is a sobering thought and one that should challenge us to look a little closer at what we are doing with our own. It would help us to understand also that our talents are made up of all that we have both personally and corporately - our God-given gifts and what we have accrued materially is our combined wealth, and together we have the power to make more.

Deut 8:18…17 You may say in your heart, “The power and strength of my hands have made this wealth for me.” 18 But remember that it is the LORD your God who gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm His covenant that He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. 19 If you ever forget the LORD your God and go after other gods to worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely perish.

Our talents are given in order to build the kingdom of God here on earth, to show to the heavenly council and the principalities and powers in the heavens that He is ‘I AM,’ and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently serve and seek His purposes.

In this week's Torah, Vayigash -Genesis 45 we read that the sons of Jacob were sent back to him by Joseph, laden with the finest goods from Egypt on the back of twenty donkeys. The brothers did not leave on their journey back to their father in the dusty clothes they arrived at Joseph’s court in.