“No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” – John 10:18

Are you afraid of losing something or someone? Fear is about protecting yourself from pain. Jesus showed you a way to walk in power and a sound mind–love. Give it away! Set free whatever or whoever you are holding onto and you will find freedom is the cure to fear.

Declaration: I’m trading fear for power and a sound mind. I lay down all I hold close. I trust Jesus to love me and them into the Kingdom.

Kingdom Tribe

Do you know what tribe you’re part of? “But Pastor Troy, I’m not in no tribe. I’m a bacon-eating dude who grew up in Johnson County, Texas.” I get that but you still have a biblical tribe you are a part of too. “What? No, I’m not.” All of us are as we are all sons of Abraham.

The Bible says there are 12 gates in heaven, and each belong to a different tribe. You and I are going to enter according to our tribe. Scripture describes each tribe according to the blessing Jacob declared over them.

Your tribe is typically tied to your unique giftings–how you choose to worship and praise God, how you seek His Word, His timing, or His ways–each is unique to your tribe. Each tribe is a necessary part to make us, the Bride of Christ, whole–one body ready to war for the Kingdom of God.

This means you get a piece and I get a piece, and we share in this thing together. Want an example? When we share in the responsibility of taking care of people nobody else wants to take care of, we get the promise of the favor of the Lord upon us.

There is a reason and a purpose for each tribe. Where the enemy seeks to divide where partnerships are necessary and needed in the Kingdom. Each tribe is just as significant as each person in that tribe–we all have a part!

Now, I can’t tell you what tribe you are, but I can tell you this: You do have a part. So, if there is now a burning desire in your spirit to find out what yours is now, work with the Holy Spirit to seek out a matter. King Jesus loves it when we do that.

“So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.  And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.” – Matthew 19:28-29