Monday, April 1, 2019

Claiming your Territory

The church I pastor has a motion-detector lighting system, which automatically turns off the lights in a room if no one is present for a certain number of minutes. When someone walks into the vicinity of the motion detector, the lights come back on.

In many ways the motion-detector lighting system pictures a kingdom man’s practice of his right to rule. The electric company has supplied all of the electricity needed to fully power every light in our buildings, but that power doesn’t come on until motion is detected. No motion, no lights.

Similarly, God has provided each man everything he needs to exercise his authority. But just as with the motion-detector system, motion is required to witness the power that’s available.

For a kingdom man, the question isn’t one of power or authority. It’s one of motion.

It’s time to start claiming the territory God has granted you.”

“Group Experience
Get Started
1. Share one insight you gained as you completed week 2.

2. Why does the Enemy want you to forget that God has created you with glory, honor, and dominion?

3. Describe the dominion God has entrusted you to lead. How, as a kingdom man, are you meant to exercise authority over it?

4. What is a kingdom man’s family supposed to feel when he is rightly exercising his authority?

Man Up
Watch DVD session 3 as you complete the viewer guide below.
God has decided to do most of what He does based on the ___________________ we make.”

“God now must stand with you and for you and in support of you because you are ___________________ with Him.

Every man has a divine ___________________.

God will only deliver that destiny when you’re ready to ___________________ it.

There’s no man who has reached his destiny without going through the ___________________.

Everything you need for where God is taking you, you ___________________ have.

God will ___________________ it, but you have to ___________________ it.

When you’re a kingdom man, there is an ___________________ to claim because there’s a ___________________ to fulfill.

Four Principles to Taking Your Destiny
1. Leave ___________________ behind.

Yesterday will ___________________ you, whether it’s good, bad, or ugly.

2. Seize your ___________________.

God is waiting on us to ___________________ our movements toward Him under His rule so He can take us to what He has set up for us.”

“God responds to ___________________.

God is looking for movement. That movement is called ___________________.

3. Focus on ___________________, not people.

4. Stay tied to God’s ___________________.

Kingdom men first ask, “What does ___________________ say about this matter?”

Discuss the DVD teaching with your group, using the questions below.
1. What kind of yesterday do you need to leave behind—good, bad, or ugly?

2. Why do you think God responds to motion rather than just words?

3. Do you struggle with focusing on God and not people? Which people in particular draw your focus away from God?

4. What practices do you need to introduce into your life to stay tied to God’s Word?

5. What is one specific way the other men in your group can pray for you this week?

Close with prayer.”

“Hit the Streets
Scripture Memory
Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens. Ephesians 1:3
→ Consider what experiences in your past are holding you back—good, bad, or ugly. Write them on a piece of paper; then bury them as a symbol of leaving them behind.

→ To stay tied to God’s Word, find a daily-Bible-reading plan online or at a Christian bookstore. Make room for a daily devotion in your schedule.

Read week 3 and complete the activities before the next group experience.”

Excerpt From
Kingdom Man (Member Book)
Tony Evans
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