Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from Pharaoh’s presence and traveled throughout Egypt. During the seven years of abundance the land produced plentifully. Joseph collected all the food produced in those seven years of abundance in Egypt and stored it in the cities. In each city he put the food grown in the fields surrounding it. Joseph stored up huge quantities of grain, like the sand of the sea; it was so much that he stopped keeping records because it was beyond measure. – Genesis 41:46-49
Hurricane Sandy and the recent U.S. election have served to remind us once again that only in God alone do we trust.
As of today, New York City, one of the most advanced city infrastructures in the world, is still rationing gas – this nation is under anxiety. President Obama won reelection by a margin of less than 2.3% of the popular vote – this nation is under tension. The awesome news is that anxiety and tension are God’s “fuel” for turning people’s hearts to Him. God is in control and if we flow with His Kingdom agenda today, we will come to bear some of the greatest witness for Christ.
The Lord’s Kingdom agenda today may mirror the events from the days of Joseph in Egypt, when God brought about an economic anxiety that ultimately served to establish the seed for His treasured possession – the nation of Israel. This seed was preserved because Joseph prepared the storehouses to face the coming famine that turned the people’s hearts to God’s agenda. In the same way, God is preparing the “Josephs” of this age to build the “storehouses” to face the coming times of economic anxiety and political tension, so that people’s hearts will turn to God.
The “storehouses” of this age will not just be grain elevators, but will manifest as a Kingdom economy – a network of people and companies governed under the lordship of Jesus Christ. The most important asset of this “store house” will be the people and their ability to work together to serve a world running to them because of economic anxiety and political tension. God’s call for us to raise up “10,000 market place soldiers” and “500 governing leaders” is a call to the “Josephs” to build the “storehouse”.
We believe that God will bring to the church a coming time of unprecedented abundance. In preparation, God has called us to build the “storehouses” to contain this abundance, coming perhaps in the form of land, factories, tools, natural resources, technologies, and most importantly, people’s ideas and capabilities.
MTC has persisted for 18 years because of the call to prepare the heart, mind, and soul of the “storehouse” builders. Although this conference may serve many through its seasoned prayer teams, music ministry, and excellent programs, the Spirit’s presence manifests because the conference flows with His Kingdom agenda, flows with the call to build the “storehouses”.
We invite you to become part of this flow with the “10,000” and the “500” – with those who seek to see in their careers, their “storehouse” calling.
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