Even though Glory to the King Ministries International has now closed, my vision for the Body of Christ remains essentially the same.
THE EXALTATION OF JESUS AS KING
We see Jesus as many things: Saviour, healer, provider, comforter, big Brother, and much more. All of these are about the things He does for us, and how He relates to us. Some churches have so emphasized His humanity that they have all but lost sight of His divinity. We certainly should rejoice in all that He is for us and to us, but if that is all we do then we are left with a human-centered religion. He is all those things, but above and beyond them all He is the King of all. He is worthy of our honor, our worship, our service. Only when we exalt Him as King over all and seek to establish His reign in our own lives and in the world will we see His power truly released.
THE CHURCH MANIFESTING HIS GLORY
We were created in the image and likeness of God, to be as much like Him as it is possible for a finite creature to be like an infinite Creator. Even though that image was fatally damaged at the fall, in the new creation it is being restored. Romans 8:29 tells us, “For whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son” and 2 Corinthians 3:18 assures us, “But we all, with unveiled face seeing the glory of the Lord as in a mirror, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory,” whilst at the corporate level Paul says that the purpose of the Ascension Gift ministries is to bring us “to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” All of that adds up to one thing: Christ is the Head of the Church, and we are His Body. We are supposed to be like Him. When the world looks at us, whether as individuals or as the Body of Christ, it should see Jesus’ character and power.
THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM
For too long the Church has preached a man-centered Gospel: all about us getting saved, healed, delivered, prospered and helped. The Gospel of salvation is good, but it is only part of the full Gospel, the Gospel of the Kingdom. The true Gospel is not about us, it is about the King and His Kingdom. We need to open our eyes to the bigger picture.
My vision is to see the Church grasp these three concepts, and in doing so to become the powerful, victorious, beautiful and spotless Bride for whom Christ will return.