Vision of the Net

During a Sunday morning time of praise I had a vision of a very large and very thick net. There was a group of us looking down at and working on our section of this net. Then I heard the Lord speak to me and He said, “Look to your left”. As I did I noticed that as far as I could see thousands of people, like us, all looking down and working on their section of this same net. Then the Lord said to me, “Look to your right”. As I did I saw the same thing, thousands of people for as far as I could see all looking down and working on this same net. I noticed that each group seemed to be unaware of the others. This net was huge and extremely thick rope.

The Lord has many people focused on what He has called them to do and He is the One who is orchestrating His plan and purpose in the earth. He is building this huge thick net and connecting it together for one incredible Harvest! Galatians 6:9, Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

Joe Nicola

The Branches of Ekklesia

As the government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, the ekklesia has three distinct branches: the judicial branch the legislative branch the executive branch The prophet Isaiah illustrated the same in his description of the Lord.

For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; He will save us. Isaiah 33: 22

Notice the parallels: the judicial branch— our judge the legislative branch— our lawgiver the executive branch— our king The government of the United States of America is also formed from this biblical pattern. However, instead of an elected President, the executive branch of the ekklesia is occupied by Jesus. And in place of Congress and the Supreme Court, the legislative and judicial branches of the ekklesia are occupied by the people of God. (That would be us.) These three branches of the ekklesia also relate to the Trinity. The Father is the Great Judge, the Son Jesus is the King, and the Holy Spirit is the Lawgiver, or in other words, the One who delivers/ speaks the will of God to us so that we can speak and act on it. Also known as our Helper, the Holy Spirit helps us to legislate and judge according to the will of God.

Joe Nicola

Excerpt from my book “Ekklesia: The Government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth”