We Must Do Better

For something to be transferred it gives us the thought or connotation that the thing being transferred to someone else is for a specific purpose or was being misused or mishandled by its previous owner. Therefore, if it is to be given by God to someone else, whoever it is He is giving it to must be better than the previous owner. – Pastor Julius Thomas

What does this mean?
How can I personalize this statement to my current situation?
What adjustments do I need to make?
All legit questions we should be asking ourselves….

This is a very profound and power-packed statement that can be allocated to every phase of life.

Spiritually – Mentally – Physically – Emotionally – Socially – Financially

It is accurate for me to say that many of us have missed out on opportunities because we weren’t content or appreciative of the person, place , position or possession that God had brought into our lives.

Relationships…

This is true with regards to relationships with our family, friends, co-workers, etc. Many remain in a poverty mindset concerning these matters because their minds have yet to be renewed by His Spirit. Someone (A STRONG MAN) has placed a bushel over their candle stick with an pessimistic attitude or a negative conversation. This can result in a poverty which can be defined as the misappropriation of one’s resources. When we don’t know the purpose for the creation of a thing, we will abuse it. Be it family, job, career, money, relationships, etc. Conversely, if the resources are not applied then wastes ensues. Now is a time for right application with the things God has released to us.

There have been times where we have misappropriated our resources because we haven’t been quickened to realize that He has ordained us to be property managers. We desire to have more, we desire to be better, we desire to be greater, but have yet to take account of what He has placed in our hands.

In order for us to be better, we must think better. We need the Mind of God concerning every matter that concerns us.
We must become content with the things He has bestowed upon us. Envy and covetousness surfaces when we look out outside ourselves at what someone’s has. However, we have no knowledge of how they are maintaining their garden or what process they have endured or are enduring. Nor do we realize that our gifts are on loan from Our Father.

We must cultivate the art of gratitude and thanksgiving because The Lord has given us gifts that are fully functional. Jeasously, spite and coveteousness occurs because some have not been made aware to the truth that their gifts function according to the measure that God has distributed to the individual. Therefore, looking out on what someone has is a comparison that is not benefical to the advancement of the Kingdom. This takes the focus off of God and the plan He has for your life, and the lives He wants to use YOU to change.

Blessings and Favor
Marcus Cage
Kingdom Visionary Network

How can you be two places at once?

Today one of my students posed this question to me, “How can you be two places at once?” My immediate response was, “I can’t.” However, the Holy Spirit illuminated my understanding. I then realized indeed I can be in two, three, four or even five places at one time. How is this humanly possible? I t is not humanly possible, but it is possible by The Spirit.

I also shared with my student that if I trained and taught her everything I knew (Impartation) then she would be equipped to doing some of the things that were imparted. Though it may not be on the same platform or even at the same magnitude, nonetheless the wisdom, skill and experience can be expressed through her. In that, the gift would be customarily framed to fit the situation God would bring her into.

A few months back I shared this thought with one of my elders: In order to be successful in such a turbulent economy (in the natural), the providers of professional services are going to have to refine their teaching ability to equip their consumers (who are the partakers of the information dipensed) . Many of us possess associates, bachelors and masters degrees, but what is needed is a Spirit degree. With that being said many of us have been trained in a major and under a specific concentration. For example, an individual with a masters degree in business may have a concentration in accounting, human resources marketing, etc. This means little if the individual is not a teacher of his or her major and concerntration. We can no longer major on minors..

In this age providing a service is not enough, we (the producers) should be providing provision which is supply better known as SURPLUS. This is going to be done through teaching, training, coaching and consulting.

Marcus L. Cage
Kingdom Visionary Network

“Activate Your Ambidexterity”

Colossians 1:16 – 17

(v16) For by him were ALL things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, VISIBLE and INVISIBLE, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (v 17) And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

We, the Body of Christ have come into the realization that the Kingdom of God is on the inside of US.

The Kingdom of God is not WITHOUT, it is WITHIN.

He is on the inside of you.

We possess a creative ability because IN HIM we live, move and have our BEING. It is not at all our doing that equips us to perform great exploits in the Earth, it was and is His doing. Therefore, everything we produce is for Him, for Our King to be glorified and exalted. Everything we consume and produce should be connected to PURPOSE, and if you are attempting to find your purpose.

!STOP IT!
Purpose is on the inside of you!

Our purpose and mandate is in Genesis 1:26.

Genesis 1:26 – And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

In order for this mandate to come into full realization we, the ENTIRE BODY OF CHRIST must cultivate our ambidexterity.

Ambidexterity: ambi, meaning “both,” and dexter, meaning “right” (as opposed to left) or favorable on both sides.

Ambidexter: two-sided, using both hands with equal facility (or dexterity).

Some words that are associated with facility and dexterity are: ability, competence , skillfulness or expertness.

REVELATION: Many items, devices and products that are available for sale in the marketplace are manufactured for right-handed individuals.

Hmm….

There have been numerous scientific, medical studies and theories concerning ambidexterity. Studies have shown that the left half of the brain supersedes the right half of the brain. The truth of the matter is that the opposite sides of the body are controlled by the opposite sides of the brain. The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body while the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body which (NOT BY HAPPEN-CHANCE) CROSSESS-over one another. It is also not by coincidence or happen-chance that a mass majority of individuals are right-handed and many of our products are geared towards right-handed individuals.

Continuing on…

The left side of the brain functions in a natural, analytic and organizational capacity. In contrast, the right side of the brain operates at a creative, artistic and spiritual level.

In order for the Body of Christ to operate at a fully-functional level we must activate BOTH sides of our brain.

! We must have a synergetic-symmetrical habit of thought!

More to come…

Marcus L. Cage

Kingdom Visionary Network