Ekklesia (a brief definition)

“The word Ekklesia is the word translated church from the Greek.

This word means the judicial, legislative and governmental people of God.

It speaks of a people that have been granted legal positions on Earth and before the Lord.

We have been given the right and authority to get things legally in place so that God’s will can come into the Earth realm.”

Excerpt from “Operating In The Courts Of Heaven: Granting God the Legal Right to Fulfill His Passion and Answer Our Prayers” by Robert Henderson


2018-03-23T06:37:01+00:00 Friday, March 23rd, 2018|Ekklesia|

He delights in you

When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial
(Matthew 26v12)

Jesus knew the significance of what she was doing.
Even if she didn’t.
She was preparing Him.
She was also prepared for Him.
He recognised it as a sign of what was to come.

Are you ready for what is to come?
It wasn’t some random act.
This wasn’t Jesus being morbid about His future.
He recognised what His mission and purpose was.
He was doing it out of love.

What He was about to do was the most extravagant act of love ever in the history of the universe and yet all that the disciples and those in the room could do was grumble.

When you come together to worship do you grumble?
The significance of what was happening and about to happen was completely lost on them.
Don’t make the same mistake when you see people doing any acts of kindness.
The significance is not lost on Jesus even if it is lost on us.

God sees it all and rejoices over what we often miss.
What we consider as irrelevant or inconsequential God sees as important and significant.
What we may consider a great achievement will often not impress God.

We have a simple instruction, find out what pleases Him. Find out what makes His heart sing for joy.
What you find may surprise you.

2018-03-21T09:02:35+00:00 Wednesday, March 21st, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Free to serve

This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.
(Matthew 26v9)

They could only see monetary value in what she had.
To Jesus it was an act of love and devotion.
Don’t let money be your measure.
Love should be the driving force that motivates you.
Don’t even be driven by need.
There is always more need than you can possibly meet.
Look to Him who is the solution to your deepest needs.
He is also their salvation not just yours.

The question is: what do you value the most?
The need to work to earn money to live is all consuming.
Give a thought to what the creator wants and let Him supply your need.
Seek Him first before anything else.
What would you do if money was no object?
What would you attempt if you couldn’t fail?
You are free to serve Him no matter what.

Let everything you have be His.
Your time.
Your money.
Your energy.
Your thoughts.
Your affection.
Your attention.

2018-03-19T07:04:15+00:00 Monday, March 19th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|


Be disciplined. That is more than routine. Discipline is pulling away from wandering off doing your own thing, getting distracted and keeping on the path you are on with Him. Do this every day, we have a tendency to wander.

2018-03-18T07:27:14+00:00 Sunday, March 18th, 2018|Heaven's Culture, Post|

You have gold in you

When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked.
(Matthew 26v8)

No love offering made to God should be looked down on.
He accepts it and so should you.
You can demonstrate your love for Him by loving everyone around you and do it unconditionally.
Not because they may deserve it and certainly not because it may make you feel good.
There is no place for sentimentality.

The extravagant expression of love by this woman revealed her heart.
It also exposed the hardness of the hearts of those in the room.
Watch and guard your heart as others express their love for Him their way.

Always see the good and the gold in people.
Love them as He loves them.
See them as He sees them.
Love them deeply.

2018-03-17T07:21:30+00:00 Saturday, March 17th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

He desires you above all

…a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table (Matthew 26v7 NIV)

Every offering you make to God is special.
Give Him what you have, not what you don’t have.
No matter how small or big.

What He desires is the offering from the heart.
When you offer ourselves you are giving Him the devotion of your heart.
He is getting what He deserves.
It is what He desires above all, you.
Love Him with what you have.
For those that love little give little.
It will cost but don’t call it a sacrifice.
He loves you unconditionally so love Him back no matter how you may feel.

He loves imperfect people perfectly.
Don’t let your feelings talk you out of offering your worship to Him.
What have you got that you can give to Him?
Is there anything you are holding back from Him?
Ask Him what He wants you to give to Him?
When He asks you to do something there may well be hurdles to get over.
Don’t let them stop you, with God there is always a way.
He will show you how if you take the time to listen.

Whatever you do for Him do it with your whole heart.
There is no room for halfheartedness.

2018-03-16T08:03:37+00:00 Friday, March 16th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

You are priceless

While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper,

(Matthew 26v6 NIV)

Your identity isn’t in your name, nor in your job but in Him.
Jesus loves to spend time with you.
Nothing is too much bother because you are priceless to Him.
It has nothing to do with whether you are working class, middle class or upper class.
Whether you are unemployed or have a career as a top flight executive.
It has little if anything to do with your achievements or your failings.
Simon (in this account) was described as a leper.
This is not a great title to have linked to your name.

A leper was the lowest of the low.
He would’ve been a social outcast and a member of the unclean.
But He was loved by Jesus.
So no matter what you have done in the past you are never too far away from experiencing His love.
He is happy to visit you and hang out with you.
To talk and eat with you.
Nothing you have ever done can shock Him.
What is your identity in?
How would you describe yourself?
He has long term plans for you that may look completely different to where you are now.

Don’t dismiss as preposterous anything that God says just because it doesn’t resonate at the moment.
Ask Him how He sees you.
He knows you better than you know yourself.
He knows your true identity.

2018-03-15T07:09:09+00:00 Thursday, March 15th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Your true reality

He wants you to believe what He says about you. Believe in Him all the time not just when you feel good about yourself. His love and compassion for you isn’t based on how He feels, He doesn’t have moods except one, a good one. Your trust in Him should be firmly based in His love not on your circumstances, so never give up hope.

Chose to believe that He has got good things in store for you. He doesn’t see any situation as hopeless. See it from His perspective. Make it your aim to believe in His goodness every single day and don’t let your feelings determine your reality. Let your feelings catch up with His reality. He is looking to see who truly believes Him, this is evident when you face challenging situations. There is no problem too great for God and He can work the most amazing miracles. They are His speciality. The issue is, are you pursuing Him? Are you keeping your eyes on Him? Are you rejoicing in Him?

Persevere, keep on seeking, knocking and asking, if you asked once ask again, and again and again. If you believe that He has given you the answer then rejoice whatever the answer may be. He has spoken and that should be enough.

He is for you, 100%. You are His child so why wouldn’t He be for you. The problem is not on His side. It never was and it will never be. Run to Him for His arms are open wide and He welcomes you into His loving embrace. He has not given up on you so don’t give up on yourself. Faith is ‘believing in action’, it will look like something, not just nice thoughts or a woolly feeling. Don’t let anything drag you away from Him.

2018-03-14T06:44:28+00:00 Wednesday, March 14th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

In an instant

William Booth once said… “The chief danger that confronts the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, heaven without hell.”

Don’t let that become true. You are His ambassador to this world. whether at school, at home or at work. Whatever your role, function, position or job – make sure you know His heart right where you are each and every day. If you are not sure ask Him. Wait until you hear, it is the single most important thing you can do, He is waiting for you. Keep asking, keep seeking and keep knocking.

Give Him your all, your heart, your affection and your undivided attention. When it gets hard keep on giving to Him, keep on yielding to Him. He said it would be glorious. He never said it would be easy but it will be worth it because He thinks you’re worth it.

It is so brilliant getting to know what Jesus is really like. He is more than a historical figure. More than a character in a book. More than a religious icon. He is the creator of heaven and earth and He knows you so well. The same person who spoke the universe into being is not embarrassed to call you a friend. His ambition is to make His church into a glorious bride. One that will wow the world.

Give Him credit that He knows what He is doing. He has never made a mistake. He has never got it wrong and He is not likely to do so. You were never a mistake. You were never plan B.

You may be someone important in the world’s eyes or you may not but whichever it is He has a divine purpose for you. Don’t despise the day of small beginnings because you will grow into something great in the fulness of time just don’t give up. Before the seed grows it first has to die. Then against all the odds it pushes through the soil. Down go the roots and up goes the stem and leaves. Before long an acorn becomes a great forest.

Although much can happen in an instant, it usually doesn’t all happen over night. It takes time for an acorn to become a forest. Just like the acorn you have great potential. Have a 100 year plan for your life and legacy.

He made you to be strong but sensitive. He has not called you to stay an acorn but become a mighty oak tree. Find your destiny. Find your heavenly purpose. Believe in it and then live it to the full. Be a sign that makes people wonder. You lack nothing for He has provided everything you could ever need. He has planned this well ahead. There is nothing missing or lacking. Nothing wasted. You were born for such a time as this. Now go and live it.

2018-03-13T13:21:04+00:00 Tuesday, March 13th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|

Pray a blessing

He wants His church back. He wants to demonstrate His goodness through the people of God to this world. We are His plan A and there is no plan B. We are to be a blessing to each other, to your family, your work colleagues and to your neighbours. In other words everyone.

We will do this though praying. Speaking words of blessing over people rather than criticising them. Releasing blessings rather than curses. We pray for Harrogate, we speak a blessing over each and every person whether we know them or not.

2018-03-12T15:10:43+00:00 Monday, March 12th, 2018|Heaven's Culture|