Lesson 14: Building a City That Remains
Lecturer: Chaifa Berry
Based on Chapter 14 of the Strategies of War book by Apostle Colette Toach
Apostle Colette expounded on the 3 main pitfalls that can keep your ministry from expanding, standing and remaining! If you want to leave behind fruit that will continue to feed the next generation and beyond, being diligent in displacement warfare is key to your success.
If you want to leave a dent in the world and change it for the Lord, then building a city that remains, is what you will have to do. In today's lesson, you are going to do just that.
Below, I've outlined for you the 3 keys to building a city that remains. All three keys are necessary, otherwise, your building will not stand!
1. Spiritual Warfare. You have David, the warrior. He picks up the sword and is not afraid to go where others have feared to go. He is a great picture of one who does spiritual warfare. He lived by the sword and was a man of war.
2. Building. Then there is Solomon. He took the land that David conquered and made it beautiful. He brought order and structure. He made the land into a city - a city that was glorious to look upon. He is a perfect picture of builder.
3. Displacement. Lastly, there is Moses. He is the perfect picture of displacement warfare? day in and day out, driving out the poverty mentality in God's people. Moses was the teacher and travailed long with the people until Egypt was displaced in their hearts.
Looking at this list, you should be able to identify which one you have a strong inclination towards. You may be a warrior in the spirit, but do you actually come out of your prayer closet and build? You maybe a builder like Solomon, but unless you have spent enough time in prayer and warfare, do you know what you are building?
Perhaps you are a Moses who is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get involved with the people, but after you are done, do the people have a place to belong or are they just wondering in the desert?
In this lesson, we learned about the importance of ALL three. To build something that remains, you are going to master all 3!