Do we Have the Fire? 

by Apostle Robert Kasaro

1Kings 18:2-5
To Re-Ignite means to set on fire. To cause something to explode. It means
making changes for the intention to put things back on track. There has never been a time that we need the fire of God like now.

How can we experience Reformation without the fire of God? There are enemies to this fire that we must be mindful of. 
-enemy #1: compromisers. Obadiah had one foot on one side and another foot on the other. Not good. 
-enemy #2: confused people. Elijah asked, "How long will you waver between two opinions?" It means that God's people are not doing their job.
-enemy #3: competition. The enemy divides us, but the altar unites us.

By separating ourselves from these enemies we put ourselves in position to receive the fire of God.

Ministry for Reformation

by: Dr. Mamusha

The heart of the early Reformation was not necessarily birthing something new, but going back to the old. From Ephesians 4:7-16, we get a clear blueprint for what God originally had in mind for His ministry. We can divide them into 4 categories. 

1. Basic Foundation of New Testament ministry. (v. 7-9)
Ministry in the New Testament is founded on the person and works of the glorified Christ. No 25% mango juice! 100% Christ! Period. 
2. Scope of New Testament ministry (v. 7, 12,16) 
The ministry is given to all the saints. They have been given to all, and we are all priests of God. 
3. The Role of Leadership in New Testament Ministry (v. 11-12)
If we are all ministers, then what is the role of the of ministry offices listed in the passage? They are given for the purpose of preparing God's people for works of service. They are there to equip. They are the fillers of the AK-47 cartridge. 
4. Goal of New Testament Ministry (V.13-15) 
The goal of New Testament ministry is maturity in Christ. Specifically, attaining the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. To grow up into him. Not necessarily to stir up peoples emotions, but to grow up people into Him.

Marketplace Ministry

by Pst. Mark Batterson

In 2 Kings 8:19 we are introduced to Jehoram, king of Judah. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, but God spared him "for David's sake." What God does for us is not for us, but it is for the 3rd and 4th generation. God has a good memory. Reformation is not diminishing what God has done before. We stand on the shoulders of great men and women of God who have gone before us. But at the same time every generation needs its own Reformation.

How God brings reformation will look different for each country. This is why we see the apostle Paul change hats so frequently. The message does not change, but methods must. In Acts 17 he visits Athens. He went to the marketplace and competed in the marketplace. A first century philosopher said that it was easier to find a god in Athens than to find a man. He went to the areopagas and opened his mouth. 

We should be known more for what we are for than what we are against. We must criticize by creating. Uniqueness is God's gift to us. Creativity is our gift to God. Paul went to both synagogue and marketplace. The church belongs in the middle of the marketplace.

Bishop Bismark at Africa Arise 2017


Bishop Tudor Bismark preached the closing service from James 1:17. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights..."

When God creates a thing, He puts it in a system. Everything left to itself will deteriorate. Any form of success is the result of intentional planning by a disciplined individual. Grace without discipline is destructive. 

Though converting to Christianity, Africa has still not been able to manage her affairs. We have misinterpreted the term "open heaven," to mean a good service. The truth is a good service is actually the result of an open heaven. An open heaven translates into a blessed and fruitful land- much like the kingdom of Israel under Solomon's reign. This is what Africa needs. 

There are many keys that need to be activated for this to happen. Scripture is full of keys. Opportunity keys, time keys, kingdom keys. There are keys of the kingdom. Knowledge keys, Davidic keys, keys to the bottomless pit. (The bottomless pit is not hell. It is a house without foundation). 

Additionally we've been endowed with gifts. In Scripture there are 8 mentioned, in 5 categories. There is the gift of salvation (Eph.2:8), of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; 8:19-20), gift of ministry (1Cor.7:7; 2Tim.1:6), wealth and health (Ecc. 5:18-19), leadership and power (Dan. 2:38; 1:20; 1Kings 4:30-31). 

Our text says that every good and perfect gift is from above. Perfect gifts are better than good gifts. It's the difference between water and wine, between two fish and five loaves and 12 twelve baskets left over. 

Africa is in need of these perfect gifts. The nation of Zimbabwe, where Bishop Bismark is from, is 70% Christian, yet has 90% unemployment. It tells us that something is wrong. A key needs to be activated. This captures for us the essence of Africa Arise. See you in 2018!