__Apostolic/Prophetic Alliance - Defining the Terms__
Defining the Terms:
Jesus said in Matthew 13:47 (NKJV), "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered some of every kind.” The kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet.
A net dragged along the bottom of the river for catching fish
An organized system or alliance for gathering in or catching
A net is made of different strands of rope interwoven, knit together and tied in a knot at the ends. Networking is an assembling together of ecclesiastical and marketplace ministers that are interrelated by vision and purpose; different streams that bring healing to a city, region, nation, and ultimately the world; diverse ministries with a common purpose knitted together in covenant, we are bound to each other spiritually and covenantally. We believe all relationships must be God-ordained, not political, voluntary, and not legislative.
KCIA is not a club or denomination, but a divinely connected alliance, which allows us to work in Biblical order and divine authority to further God’s purposes in our world. It is a vehicle that connects us to global transformation through interpersonal relationships. It includes, not excludes, and does not prohibit fellowship with other alliances and organizations, but encourages interaction with other fellowships. Essential to the spirit of the net are elements of vision, mission, integrity, relationships, humility, honor, destiny and accountability. KCIA holds a strong position that the unique identity of each member must be preserved, recognized, developed and empowered; in this diversity, the manifold expression of our Lord is revealed.
1 Corinthians 12:4-7
“Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.”
“To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.”
KCIA solves the problem of churches, businesses, fivefold leaders and marketplace change-agents from working alone. We believe the new wine, the new thing the Lord is doing is found in the cluster, the “Corporate Anointing,” not in any individual anointing.
“Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them."
The role of the apostolic leader is one of facilitation rather than domination; our job is to make room, serve and support the Alliance.