In the world of theology, let me say it this way: Through the work of Christ in redemption, you and I are reconfigured to our original configuration. Paul in Ephesians 1:3-11 declares that you and I were adopted by Father God in Christ before creation. We were configured in Christ; we were arranged as a son or a daughter of God. To say it another way, I refer now to Paul in I Corinthians 15:45-49 --- you and I were in the Last Adam before we were in the First Adam. That is our original configuration! But because of our first parents' sin (I Cor. 15:22), death was passed to us and our configuration was corrupted! But through Christ, His death and resurrection, we are reconfigured to be who we really are in the Last Adam. Out of personal identity, we then get arranged or configured by the Holy Spirit to be a part of the Body of Christ and find our Kingdom assignments. Reconfiguration, then, leads to both our individual spiritual maturity and to a release of a glorious Church in the earth --- many sons and daughters who are like the Son of God!
FMCI, including myself, need reconfiguring so that we can work together in the Kingdom on a higher level of efficiency! We are connected, have been for years, but we can go to the next level in our individual ministries and in FMCI's corporate assignments we have from Him!
Let me encourage our extended family and the friends of FMCI to gather with us October 9-11 in Denton, TX. I am coming expecting to encounter Christ and to experience a creative move of the Spirit. I really believe we can rediscover our mission, recover apostolic momentum, and be reconfigured (rearranged) to fulfill His purposes in the earth!
You can register online at www.fmci.org or call Dawn at 972.283.2262. Remember, there is a discount if you register by Sept. 1.
Jim Hodges, Founder and President
Federation of Ministers and Churches International