Kevin and Donna believe Jesus wants to employ them by deploying them to influence the influencers in families, businesses, churches, cities and nations to strengthen the Body of Christ in every place they are sent.
Kevin and Donna believe God has called them to serve Him full time in ministry, meaning they do not believe they are to return to the marketplace for employment.
Kevin and Donna believe their 'job' will be three fold:
First, their primary responsibility will be to minister to the Lord so a lot of their “work” will be private, alone in His Presence in prayer, worship and studying His Word.
Second, their ministry to the Lord will facilitate their ministry with the Lord as they take what they learn in His Presence and serve it to the people He sends them to, or He sends to them.
Third, they will be writing more books, workbooks, and other materials, some of which will be used as Curriculum for The Revolution Movement.
People who commit to financially support TRM can do so 2 ways:
1] Give directly to Kevin and Donna and not receive a tax deduction for the mentoring, discipleship or fathering level of participation.
2] Give directly to TRM for the mentoring, discipleship or fathering level, and receive a tax deduction.
TRM will send a contribution to every contributor before January 31st of the following year of financial support to ONLY those who give $600 or more in the previous calendar year.
e.g. - Someone giving $600 or more in 2019 would receive a contribution letter before January 31, 2020. Someone who gives $599 or less would not receive a contribution letter from TRM and is responsible to provide proof to the IRS that they gave financially to TRM.
Kevin and Donna believe the Lord has said to them, “I am your Resource of all of your resources. Trust me to provide abundantly for you.”
TRM is not a church or school in our modern or classic understanding of those terms. TRM will be funded by charitable contributions from those participating in the Movement, as well as from all those who believe God has called them to pray for and financially support the mission and vision that guides our purpose, and from ministry opportunities Kevin and Donna receive where they are enumerated for their ministry.
Therefore, those God calls to participate in the training, and those God calls to financially support will commit to commit directly to the Lord Jesus who calls them to support the work.
This means each financial supporter will be required to seek God for the amount and regularity He wants them to give to TRM. This will free Kevin and Donna from the concern of who is giving and how much they are giving, and from having to solicit financial support. This way Kevin and Donna can invest their time in God’s Presence and with the people they are to train in this Movement.
All financial support will be between the giver and God. Each giver will answer to Him for their faithfulness to Him in their giving to TRM.
The amount God challenges them to give and beyond that amount by faith!
1 Corinthians 9:9-11
“9 For it is written in the Law of Moses, ‘You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing.' God is not concerned about oxen, is He? 10 Or is He speaking altogether for our sake? Yes, for our sake it was written, because the plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher to thresh in hope of sharing the crops. 11 If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?”
The New Testament gives meaning and purpose to what was revealed in the Old Testament. Paul makes reference of a command in Deuteronomy 25 about taking care of the burden bearing animal that is engaged in the preparation of food.
“6 The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. 7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.”
Sharing all good things [that benefit the teacher of God’s word] is the launching pad for sowing and reaping. The person sowing determines how much he reaps and from where he reaps depending on how much he sows and from where he sows.
God is not mocked because He oversees the sowing and reaping just as He oversees the person who sows [teaches] God’s word.
Losing heart is in the context of being unfaithful to God and their commitment to do good in our sowing and reaping.
What they purpose in their heart to cheerfully give!
2 Corinthians 9:6-8
“6 Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful [hilariously joyful, prompt, and willing, propitious [heaven-sent, sacrificial, on time, to facilitate success]] giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.”
“And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
The context [verses 10-18] of this tremendous promise is the radically generous heartfelt commitment and fulfillment of Paul’s financial supporters giving to his divine purpose cheerfully [enthusiastically, not under compulsion [impulse giving, or giving because of feeling manipulated to give]].
SEE "Supply Lines" from April 9, 2019 on our Blog Page!
“4 For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; 7 if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; 8 or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.”
Honoring ‘your’ word [commitment to Christ and TRM]!
Those supporting TRM financially are committing directly to Jesus Christ and will be responsible to Him for their faithfulness in fulfilling what He directs them to do.
“If a man makes a vow to the Lord, or takes an oath to bind himself with a binding obligation, he shall not violate his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.”
“21 When you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay to pay it, for it would be sin in you, and the Lord your God will surely require it of you. 22 However, if you refrain from vowing, it would not be sin in you. 23 You shall be careful to perform what goes out from your lips, just as you have voluntarily vowed to the Lord your God, what you have promised.”
“You will pray to Him, and He will hear you; And you will pay your vows.”
“1 O Lord, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill? 2 He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart. 3 He does not slander with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; 4 In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord; He swears to his own hurt and does not change.”
Psalms 56:12 ESV
“I must perform my vows to you, O God.”
“I shall pay my vows to the Lord, Oh may it be in the presence of all His people.”
Proverbs 20:25 TPT
“Be careful in making a rash promise before God, or you may be trapped by your vow and live to regret it.”
“1 Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil. 2 Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few. 3 For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words. 4 When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for He takes no delight in fools. Pay what you vow! 5 It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. 6 Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands? 7 For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness, rather, fear God.”
“Pay your vows.”
“Let your statement be, 'Yes, yes' or 'No, no'; anything beyond these is of evil.”
“But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.”
Giving to God!
3 John 1:5-8
“5 Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever you accomplish for the brethren, and especially when they are strangers; 6 and they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. 7 For they went out for the sake of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. 8 Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers with the truth.”
John appeals to those choosing to financially supporting God’s work through God’s ministers “in a manner worthy of God” - meaning to give as if it were God himself depending on their financial support.