We believe that, like the disciples, we are called to walk in the light, embodying the character and power of our Heavenly Father, just as Jesus did. The Bible is clear on this subject.
We challenge you to dig deep into 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 and soak and meditate upon the description of God, His self-giving love. This Chapter reveals God's character and integrity, AND we learn that WE ARE made in His image, which is AGAPE LOVE.
"If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians Chapter 13
The Power of Agape Love
At the heart of KINGDOM Empowered's MISSION lies the concept of agape love. God's abundant Grace includes His AGAPE LOVE.
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
This self-giving, boundless love is the very essence of God, and He gives it to us FREELY as a gift of His Grace. Our love for God alone does not fully reveal the nature of agape because, in the LIGHT of HIS LOVE for US, nothing compares. Our love for God can't be compared for His love for us. God is love, and He made us in His image, which is love. We are becoming LOVE.
"Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant," 1 Corinthians 13:4
Instead, it is in God's love for us, demonstrated through the sacrifice of His Son, that we witness the TRUE depth of agape.
"does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered," 1 Corinthians 13:5
KINGDOM Empowered embraces this concept wholeheartedly, emphasizing the transformative power of agape love in our lives.
"does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 1 Corinthians 13:6-7
LOVE YOUR Enemies and FORGIVE THEM ALL
"Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse." Romans 12:14
Jesus challenges His FOLLOWERS to love our enemies, bless those who curse us, and forgive those who have wronged us—a profound reflection of Christ's teachings.
"Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory." Colossians 3:1-4
Love Your Enemies
"But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men." Luke 6:35
This mirrors KINGDOM Empowered's commitment to fostering a community that practices forgiveness and extends love even to those who may have caused us harm.
"bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." Luke 6:28
We understand this is the path to true transformation and alignment with God's heart.
"for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure." Philippians 2:13
Being with Jesus
The Word emphasizes the importance of being with Jesus, learning that transformation occurs by FOLLOWING His actions by Grace and cultivating a heart in harmony with His.
"to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." Colossians 1:27
This resonates deeply with KINGDOM Empowered's approach, which centers on a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus as the key to spiritual growth and living out His teachings.
"Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 1:13
IN CHRIST: Spiritual Growth
KINGDOM Empowered's vision of a holistic spiritual journey that acknowledges life's challenges embraces the Holy Spirit's guiding presence, and encourages individuals to participate in their transformation.
"through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God." Romans 5:2
The Secret of Absolute Abundance
What is the secret of absolute abundance—a life permeated with God's presence, where fear and want are dispelled by unwavering faith? Trust God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit to transform you.
"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2
KINGDOM Empowered aspires to instill this profound sense of abundance in the lives of JESUS followers, where the richness of God's love and grace overflows into every aspect of existence.
"And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all." Acts 4:33
KINGDOM Empowered Initiatives beautifully encapsulates the core values, attitudes, and beliefs that underpin KINGDOM Empowered's mission and vision.
"The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more," Romans 5:20
"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;" 2 Corinthians 9:8
It reminds us that the promise of a new life, fulfilled through the light of Christ and the transformative power of agape love, is a timeless truth and a living reality for those who seek alignment with the heart of God.
"For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ." Romans 5:17
Additional Scriptures to SOAK UPON:
"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matt 6:33
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." John 10:10
"But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts." Romans 13:14
"Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John 3:5
"If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness." Romans 8:10