Joe Nicola was a previous business owner, military veteran and youth pastor. Joe was rescued by his Heavenly Father from the drug culture and a life of hopelessness in 1984. He is currently the senior bond-servant of New Covenant Ministries in Independence, Missouri that he and his wife began in 1999. Joe and his wife Renee were married in 1984. He facilitates a pastors and leaders prayer group in Independence, MO as part of Pray KC. Joe has led numerous international mission trips over the years and he has thirty years of ministry leadership. He and his congregation have partnered with the India Gospel League to help with Gospel saturation and equipping leaders in a state in India. He and his congregation have also partnered with Faith Comes By Hearing and Vision 2033, to help get scripture to every tongue and tribe in the world in their own heart language. Joe is the author of two books; “Ekklesia; the Government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth” and “Now Who Are You?”. He has a passion to see the Body of Christ come together in John 17 unity.
The crisis of identity theft, the popularity of DNA testing to discover ancestral roots and the issue of gender confusion, are prophetic messages we should not overlook. More than ever, people are seeking to know who they are and where they came from. Jesus was challenged for His identity more than anything else. He was mocked for it, hated for it and was eventually crucified for it. We also will be challenged concerning our identity as He was. In the midst of a major career change God asked me, “Now who are you?” That question shook me to the core. As children of God we have been living under a false identity…until now!
Joe wrote a book on the what Jesus said He would build, and it is not church. The book is titled, Ekklesia; the Government of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. The word church was not a word in any language until the 4th century. How did this word get in our Bibles? What did Jesus actually say He would build and what does it mean for us today? What does it mean to bind and loose? And the true meaning behind where two or three are gathered together in My name there I am in the midst. This and much more is revealed in this book. You can check out here, Ekklesia.
Joe also wrote a book about who we are as sons and daughters of God. What happens to you when you are born again? The true meaning of spiritual adoption, our inheritance, how Jesus really lived as a man fully dependent on His Father showing us how we can live also and much more is discussed in this book titled, “Now Who Are You?”. You can check it out here, Now.
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I recently purchased your book. It was very helpful because I thought I was the only one who had come to similar conclusions about the word ekklesia.
I have a question. On page 108 are these words, “We have a mandate to influence the Seven Mountains of Society”, and immediately afterward the seven mountains are listed. What is the story behind how you came to this conclusion? (I noticed it mentioned in other places in the book other than on this page.)
Thank you for your work and your time.
Thank you so much for purchasing my book and your kind comments. Sorry it took so long to get back to you but I have been out of the country. The Seven Mountain idea was first made popular some years ago by Lauren Cunningham of YWAM and Bill Bright from Campus Crusade for Christ. Simply stated, it is just an easy way to break down society in focused areas for transformation. The people who are influencing these mountains are influencing the entire culture. If we as Christians can target our prayer and work, by mobilizing others in these mountains, we can be the ones influencing the culture. So, to say we have a mandate to influence these mountains is another way of saying what Jesus told us to do in Matthew 28 by making disciples of all nations. I hope this helps and thanks again for your comment! Many Blessings, Joe
I am from Nigeria. I serve with the church of Christ as a minister. I am and want to opt out to setup Ekklesia: A community of Believers.
As I was searching internet to read about ekklesia I came across your book: Ekklesia the government of the kingdom of heaven on earth You have taken time to research and put up a very good book. I should rate your own as the best I have read in internet.
Please do you have distributor in Nigeria?
I want to use your book to introduce ekklesia to the people here.
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Thank you for your kind words. My book is in English only. Will that work for your ministry? If so, it is available through several distributors like Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes and Noble and Rakuten. Just not sure about Nigeria. How many do you need?