TEXT: Revelations 5: 9-10 (MSG)
The body of Christ is called the Church. It is a spiritual offense and a crime to take advantage of the body of Christ. The church is a people called out from the larger society to be in Christ to expand the reign and influence of the Kingdom of God and His Christ. It is not the four walls (1 Corinthians 1:2; Acts 11:26).
There is a life designed for Christians to live… Extraordinary life! It is the “in-the-beginning” lifestyle (natural + supernatural life). It means giving up a normal life or ordinary life for something higher.
In Egypt, Israelites were ordinary slaves but later they were hearing God, living large, exploits around etc. God has called us to extraordinary living, to rely on Him not on any prophet! But many will never experience that life.
Many people lack the will to take their relationship with God to a higher level (just like Israelites). They don’t want to move from being Christians to being DISCIPLES! Unfortunately that is where the power is… That is the juice #Assurance (Romans 8:19). Christianity is not enough!
Because majority are unwilling to take responsibility for their life, they’ve made their lives subject to the whims and caprices or the manipulation by someone else who calls the shots over their lives, not even God or His word. In short, they are unwilling to give up their “normal” life for the extraordinary. They would rather listen to men than to God.
The universal church has 5 (five) purposes (See Matthew 22:37-40, 28:19-20, Acts 2:42-47);
- Fellowship: Membership and Care
- Ministry: Engagement and Impact
- Missions and Evangelism: Reachout
The purpose of WhiteOlive is to demonstrate and call people to that extraordinary life. It is a lifestyle of power and grace (Revelation 5:9-10). We are demystifying religion and teaching people relationship and spirituality.
Spirituality is what is required to live an extraordinary life: You must give up the “normal” life for something far more valuable. The more you evolve into the best version of yourself, the more you’ll be required to give up. You’ll reach a point where you’ll no longer be able to tolerate negativity. Giving these things up is painful. Most people aren’t willing to do what needs to be done.
Everything has a cost; People who prefer to live a “normal” life don’t want to pay most of the costs of an extraordinary life. But still pay something eventually (Matthew 19:27), Peter said, we left everything to follow you. Everything worthwhile in life has an opportunity cost. If you accept opportunity “A” that means passing on or foregoing opportunity “B”.
Our vision: Empowering influencers for a lifetime of adventure in Christ. Our lives are built around certain information that we process. Any information not processed is useless, no matter the investment of time, energy and resources we don’t process the WORD. If the information is not impacting us, it cannot impact our communities, work-life, church and business. Jesus said, “Follow me I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:18-20 MSG).
How do we intend to achieve our objective? We call it our BID.
- Bringing all to the awareness of the Christ Culture
- Impacting spheres of influence
- Demonstrating the extraordinary living… and calling people to it.