Out There Ministries International
An outline of what is first essential and then sequential unto the maturing and positioning of the Church for the End-Time Harvest.
A. Recover and then preach the Apostolic Gospel in the power of the Spirit
1. Identify the Bond-servants
2. Mature and Prepare King/Priests [process]
3. Commission and Resource unto Assignment
B. Kingdom Objective: Invade, Occupy and Influence 7 Mountains
C. Strategy: Principles of War
D. Implementation: Culture of the Kingdom [50 commands of Christ adapted from Dr. Lance Walnau]
E. Means: Regional New Wineskin Leadership Matrix’s established as Kingdom Command Centers relationally joined across the nations; preparing and resourcing the generations to invade and occupy the 7 Mountains for the establishing of the Kingdom of God in the Earth.
A. Recover and then preach the Apostolic Gospel in the power of the Spirit. see “The Gospel of the King” brother cliff
B. Kingdom Objective: Invade, Occupy and Influence 7 Mountains see “The Gospel of the King” chapters 6, 7
C. Strategy: Principles of War [These Principles are excerpts taken from “Principles of War” by Col. Jim Wilson]
The Great Commission is a TEACHING as well as PREACHING commission!
Mt 28:19-20 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
Superior weapons have not guaranteed the outcome of warfare. The morale of combatants, the reason for fighting, and most of all, the implementation of the principles of war, are the main guarantees of victory.
"In war then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns".
-Sun Tzu, 500 B.C.
"But Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ".
-The Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV)
Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
The first objective is one of sowing the seed. The second is reaping the harvest when the seed falls on good ground.
They want war too methodical, too measured; I would make it brisk, bold, impetuous, perhaps sometimes even audacious.
This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations beginning at Jerusalem.
-Jesus Christ Luke 24:46-47
In warfare the offensive is the means by which one takes the objective. It is an aggressive advance against an enemy to wrest the objective from his possession. The aggressor has the advantage of the initiative.
I git thar fustest with the mostest.
-Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, War Between the States
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them Matthew 18:19-20
This is effective warfare.
When Jesus gave the Great Commission the apostles were not sent immediately to the uttermost parts of the earth. They were told to remain together in Jerusalem until they were endued with power from on high Luke 24:49
Notice the elements of concentration:
1. They were all together.
2. They all continued together in prayer.
3. They were all in agreement.
4. They all preached the wonderful works of God Acts 2:11
As a result of concentrated prayer and preaching, 3,000 were won to Christ in one day.
And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, with your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD's passover.
Mobility as a principle of war is not absolute. We must move more quickly, farther, and for a greater period of time than the enemy. To be immobilized is to be at the mercy of the enemy. The greatest cause of immobility is fear. The offense could never be mounted in concentration without the ability to move. We must convey our firepower where it will be used. Securing this mobility is simply a matter of obedience to the command "Go."
"And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell" Matthew 10:28
Then too, we should consider mobility with the use of the weapon itself. Our weapon, the Word of God: “is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” Hebrews 4:12
Let us learn to use the Word as a defensive-offensive weapon. If we are versatile in the Scriptures, we can strike an effective blow at the place of our choosing. Continual personal study of the Bible is the only adequate preparation for use of the Word.
Our offense is to be directed with prayer in addition to preaching, teaching and demonstrating. Prayer of intercession has greater range, accuracy, speed, and power than the greatest intercontinental ballistic missile we will ever produce. The prayer of intercession is one that agrees with God in his desire and purpose to win men to himself.
Be mobile. It costs nothing to go to the nations via God's throne in prayer, except time and a concern for people!
Jeremiah 33:3 "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."
The effectiveness of our ministry in the spiritual war largely depends upon the individual mobility in the use of our capabilities: the Word and prayer. We must know something of the range and depth of the Word of God, and we must experience the range and accuracy of intercessory prayer.
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer, and while they are yet speaking, I will hear (Isaiah 65:24).
The art of retrenchment ... shall serve the defender NOT to defend himself more securely behind a rampart, but to attack the enemy more successfully.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Security may be divided into three parts:
1. Intelligence of the enemy.
2. Continual protection against the enemy.
3. Final stand against the enemy.
Intelligence of an enemy insures knowing who he is, his intentions, and his methods of operating. Our enemy is Satan. We must know who he is, what he does, his intentions and methods.
I would have you wise as to what is good and guileless as to what is evil; then the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet Romans 16:19-20
Satan is neither omnipotent nor omniscient and that he has very definite limitations.
This failure of Satan to discern God's plan was a factor in his defeat, for through the cross God wrests men from Satan's grasp and enlists them into God's eternal kingdom.
We have access to power and knowledge of which Satan knows nothing. Christ has revealed to us the wisdom of God, though it is "hidden" from the world. He also endues us with power.
"All power is given unto me. Therefore go ye…" Matthew 28:18-19
Our intelligence of Satan permits us to set up defenses. Before we put on the armor we must be strong in the Lord's strength and power. Our combatants are not flesh and blood but "principalities," "powers," "rulers of the darkness of this world," "spiritual wickedness in high places". Satan will not attack a strong point if weak points are available.
Sun Tzu said:
“The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat and then waited for an opportunity of defeating the enemy.”
The initiative and the offensive must change hands before victory could come to the defenders. This stand is called the defensive-offensive. If there is no turning point, the defender will be defeated. There will be no turning unless a stand is made in a defensive-offensive battle!
One belligerent must surprise, the other must be surprised. Only and when the two Commanders play these respective roles will a battle lead to the annihilation of one Army.
General Waldemar Erfurth
And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
Surprise also depends upon two factors, ignorance on the part of one commander, and intelligence on the part of the other.
In the spiritual war there are two commanders, God and the devil. One of them is the Creator, the other a created being. God is omniscient; Satan is not. God cannot be surprised. He has no limitations in his intelligence, nor can he be deceived. This is not true of the devil.
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:6-8)
Surprise in warfare means "to attack or capture suddenly and without warning." It is always easier to train for combat than it is to engage the enemy. The presence of an enemy means fear and knots in the stomach, even though we have the opportunity to take the initiative and catch him by surprise.
On the defensive we have no choice but to fight. But when we have the opportunity to surprise the enemy, the decision to fight is ours.
The isolated Christian is an anomaly.
Howard Guinness in Total Christian War
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 1 John 1:3-4
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own: but they had all things in common.
We must determine to have an overwhelming superiority to meet the enemy in a decisive battle at the right time, which cannot be achieved without cooperation.
Cooperation is dependent upon two prerequisites:
1. Cooperating forces are allies, not belligerents.
2. The cooperating forces come under one commander.
Cooperation with an enemy is not cooperation; it is treason. Unity of command is necessary for cooperation. The closer the commander is to the cooperating forces, the closer the cooperation. Cooperation is a prelude to concentration and concentration is one of the keys to victory.
"Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them"
If there is any breakdown in the principle of cooperation, it is not on the part of our Commander! The greatest deterrent to cooperation is pride.
James 5:16: "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another."
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have love you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
An Army marches on its stomach.
When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God Almighty. Jeremiah 15:16
The official definition of "lines of communication" is: "All the routes, land, water and air, which connect an operating military force with its base of operations, along which supplies and reinforcements move."
Adequate supplies must continue to move along these routes until a campaign
is over. If an army is in pursuit, its supplies must move all the faster and farther. The principle of communications is violated whenever an enemy is allowed to cut off supplies or when an army advances too far and too fast for adequate supplies to keep up. We have access to two-way communications with God: Prayer and the Word of God.
"I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food" (Job 23:12).
The Word of God is our weapon. By this means God develops faith, love, hope, and strength in us. In his Book he sets the standards of conduct. Through it he communicates his requirements of humility and absolute obedience, as well as many details and principles of the conduct of an army at war. As a weapon it is the most effective in setting captives free from the power of Satan.
You have been born anew, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God 1 Peter 1:23, RSV
It is mandatory in the war with Satan that we have daily communication with our source of supply. We must receive daily from the Lord via the Word enough for all of the day's needs, and we must store up provisions of the Word of God in our hearts and heads.
Daily time with the Lord is far more than our line of communication for the battle. Fellowship with him is really our objective!
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you [proclaim also to you], that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ (1 John 1:3).
It is not the length of our lines of communication that is important, just the use of them!
Economy of Force
The more the concentration can be compressed into one act and one moment, the more perfect are its results. Clausewitz
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon. And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled. Judges 7:20-21
Economy of force is efficiency in fighting, effectiveness in warfare. If our objective is the annihilation of the enemy army, we will take the offensive at the decisive point. In order to do this effectively, the combined application of all principles of war is necessary.
To concentrate overwhelmingly superior members at the decisive points is impossible without strategic surprise. The assembly of the shock-group must be done as quickly as possible in such a way that all units can attack at one and the same time.
Each of the following principles, when applied separately, economizes force. When they are applied in unison, economy of force is achieved.
1. Objective: The greatest incentive for economizing is to know where you are going and then go there.
2. Offense: "Going" economizes forces. It takes less force to mount an offense against one point than to defend all points.
3. Security: If the enemy does not know what we are going to do, we can do it with less force. If he knows, he will then be prepared and we may not be able to do it at all, even with much greater force.
4. Surprise: This principle certainly allows a commander to do the job with less force.
5. Mobility: Mobility economizes force by increasing, in effect, the numbers of men and arms. A leader who aims at mobility should not be afraid to strain his troops to the limit in order that they may reach the battlefield in time. Many victories were made possible by forced marches.
Mobility equals increase in numbers (Erfurth).
6. Cooperation: When allied forces advance with a common objective and in unity, they can attain victory with fewer men than if they had acted independently.
7.Concentration: This may seem to be, but is not, the opposite of economy of force. To use one's force in driblets here and there may only result in consistent defeat. But if we concentrate at the decisive points, we are using economy of force.
There is such a thing as over-concentration in places that are not decisive points.
"Consequently, the fronts where no decisions are being sought should be manned with a minimum of force" (Erfurth).
To concentrate at nondecisive points violates economy of force. It is better to have one's force scattered in driblets at decisive points than to have it concentrated at a nondecisive point. To have a concentration of Christians where paganism is thick and rampant is compatible with the principles of war.
Because Christians have a tendency to concentrate at nondecisive points, it may be difficult to get more than a few away from places of mislocated concentration to points where decisive battles are being fought. The few may not be enough for effective concentration, but their proper deployment is a step in the right direction, a step toward economy of force. Economy of force uses what is available to do the job.
When there are many decisive points and the Christians are congregated away from the front, we ought to plead with God for economy of force: And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none Ezekiel 22:30
Concentration in a noncombatant area is legitimate for training, to receive power or to prepare to attack. If concentration remains after training has been accomplished or if we dilly-dally around in the rear, we will never be ready for war. This is a waste of force!
The Lord Jesus Christ said to his disciples:
"Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city, until you are clothed with power from on high" (Luke 24:46-49, RSV ).
The primary objective was "all nations." Jerusalem was the place where power was to be received and from which the early believers were to start after they had received the power. However, they stayed in Jerusalem a prolonged period of time after the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Concentration in the wrong place is not economy of force. When these principles are combined with an offensive at a decisive point, we are practicing economy of force.
Jesus said, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest" Luke 10:2, RSV
"Only pursuit of the beaten enemy gives the fruits of victory".
"Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ". Acts 5:42
To the uninitiated, pursuit seems the easiest possible form of war. A force retreating falls back on its depots and reinforcements; unless it is overrun, it is growing stronger all the time! The pursuer soon outruns his normal resources. While coolness in disaster is the supreme proof of a Commander's courage, energy in pursuit is the surest test of his strength of will.
For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing (1 Thessalonians1:8)
If ye love me, keep my commandments. The Lord Jesus Christ, John 14:15
“Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice” 1 Samuel 15:22
There are certain words that command respect. One of them is a volunteer! The word is used where ideals are at stake, where sacrifice is necessary. It has the sound of someone above the crowd—the exception; someone of a free will doing something with the consequences clearly in mind. The word occurs in time of war. It also applies to the spiritual war. Would you rather volunteer or would you rather obey?
“Suppose one of you has a servant ploughing or minding sheep. When he comes back from the fields, will the master say, ‘Come along at once and sit down’? Will he not rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, fasten your belt, and then wait on me while I have my meal; you can have yours afterwards’? Is he grateful to the servant for carrying out his orders? So with you: when you have carried out all your orders, you should say, ‘We are servants and deserve no credit; we have only done our duty’” Luke 17:7-10
Obedience is a willing or an unwilling carrying out of an order or a command. God does not ask for volunteers, nor does he challenge his own children. When Jesus called his disciples he did the choosing. He said, “Follow me.”
“If you love me you will obey my commands, and the man who has received my commands and obeys them—he it is who loves me” John 14:15, 21
There are many Christian works that are using the challenge today to get Christians supposedly to obey God.
The challenge is doubly wrong:
• It puts people on the foreign field who should be there, but it gets them there with a wrong motive.
• It puts people there who should not be there.
It all has to do with our view of the Commander. Do we worship him, stand in awe of him, love him, fear him, long to be with him? Or are we buddy-buddy with him or think it is a 50-50 relationship? The latter is not love and will never get instant obedience.
Now the end of the commandment is charity [love] out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned (1 Timothy 1:5).
D. Implementation: Culture of the Kingdom
The 50 commands of Christ:
1.Repent - Mt 4:17
2. Follow me - Mt 4:19
3. Rejoice – Mt 5:11-12
4. Let your light shine before men - Mt 5:16
5. Honor God’s Law - Mt 5:17-18
6. Be Reconciled - Mt 5:24-25
7. Do Not Commit Adultery - Mt 5:29-30
8. Keep Your Word - Mt 5:37
9. Go the Second Mile - Mt 5:39-41
10. Love Your Enemies Mt 5:44
11. Be Perfect - Mt 5:46-48
12. Practice Secret Disciplines - Mt 6:1-18
13. Lay Up Treasures - Mt 6:19-21
14. Seek First Gods Kingdom - Mt 6:35
15. Judge Not - Mt 7:1-2
16. Do Not Cast Pearls - Mt 7:6
17. Ask, Seek, Knock - Mt 7:7-8
18. Do Unto Others - Mt 7:12
19. Choose the Narrow Way - Mt 7:13-14
20. Beware of False Prophets - Mt 7:15
21. Pray for Laborers - Mt 9:37-38
22. Be Wise as Serpents - Mt 10:16
23. Fear Not - Mt 10:28
24. Hear Gods Voice - Mt
26. Honor Your Parents - Mt 15:4
27. Beware of Leaven - Mt 16:6
28. Deny Yourself - Lk 9:23
29. Despise Not Little Ones - Mt 18:10
30. Go to Offenders - Mt 18:15
31. Beware of Covetousness - Lk 12:15
32. Forgive Offenders - Mt 18:21-22
33. Honor Marriage - Mt 19:6
34. Be a Servant - Mt 20:26-27
35. Be a House of Prayer - Mt 21:13
36. Ask in Faith - Mt 21:21-22
37. Bring in the Poor - Lk 14:12-14
38. Render to Caesar - Mt 22:19-21
39. Love the Lord - Mt 27:37
40. Love Your Neighbor - Mt 22:39
41. Await My Return - Mt 24:42-44
42. Take, Eat And Drink - Mt 26:26-27
43. Be Born Again - John 3:7
44. Keep My Commandments - John 14:15
45. Watch and Pray - Mt 26:41
46. Feed My Sheep - John 221:15-16
47. Baptize My Disciples - Mt 28:19
48. Receive The Endument of Power - Lk 24:49
49. Make Disciples of all Nations - Mt 28:20
50. Demonstrate God’s Power - Mk 16:17
E. Means: Regional New Wineskin Leadership Matrix’s relationally joined across the nations; preparing and resourcing the generations to invade and occupy the 7 Mountains for the establishing of the Kingdom of God in the Earth.
Emerging New Wineskin Churches: a Prototype Matrix
Matrix: something (such as a situation or a set of conditions) in which something else develops or forms.
1. Jesus: The Living Word; focused (Bridal/Davidic bondservant; intercessory, worshiping/warriors)
2. Cross-Cultural Community: One New Man (“it is finished”)
3. Mystical/merciful: inward/outward (Royal Priesthood)
4. Multi-generational/inter-relational: discipleship oriented
5. Multiplicity of leadership- 5-fold & governors/tutors (presbytery)
6. Forerunner (ahead of cutting edge)
7. Tithes: for the establishing of the priesthood [primarily]
Offerings: for the establishing of facilities [primarily]
8. Principle driven (rather than purpose or personality), while pursuing Kingdom purpose i.e. nameless/faceless
9. Gathering places- outside oriented (connected/grounded to home base)
10. Global Body with local expressions: regional church undergirding satellite, autonomous fellowships bound together through genuine relationship
11. Confrontive Kingdom- invade & occupy oriented
12. Ladder reign – abiding in Hymn, through Whom Heaven is established on Earth
Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Eph 4:12 His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church)