Training For Reigning – Online Course

trainingEvery believer’s life is a spiritual journey represented by lessons he or she needs to follow in order to rule and reign with Christ. You can learn about your own spiritual journey by looking at various characters in Scripture.

God is more interested in your character than your comfort, and if you submit yourself to this process you will build a strong character that leads to maturity in Christ!

  • Joel Maldonado

    Lets start Training!!!

    • Dave otero

      Yes !!!! Am fired up for the things of GOD !!

  • Frank Reynoso

    so let’s do this family

  • Glenys Young

    🙂

    • Joel Maldonado

      Hey sister!!!

  • Joel Maldonado

    So Family, when I post the questions here at the end of the week, make sure to answer under the REPLY button of the question so it stays organized. God bless yall!!! Lets get it!!!

    • April Jensen

      is there supposed to be a question 4 for chapter 1??

  • Wendy Biagioni

    Super excited, still need to get my book though

    • Joel Maldonado

      I have an extra

  • Angelica Torres

    🙂

  • Joel Maldonado

    Question 1) What is the author’s Main focus of this chapter? Please answer in a sentence or two.

    (Chapter 1)

    • Wendy Biagioni

      The main focus of this chapter is how to be faithful, responsible and obedient. He wants us to understand that we need to be faithful with the little before we try to be faithful with more. More specifically: be Faithful with the natural things (chores, work etc), before we try to take on spiritual responsibilities.

      • Joel Maldonado

        On Point!!!

    • Dave otero

      Main focus is for us to be honorable in our lives and responsibilities as we prepare to grow and prosper in our spiritual live and the things of heaven .

    • Josie D.

      The main focus of chapter 1 is being faithful in the little things. Also, understanding that God first looks at the heart of man! Building your character supersedes our abilities in the natural. Our primary focus should be building up our character. Integrity, honor, loyalty, perserverance, honesty & faithfulness … even resting are the fundamentals of character!

    • April Jensen

      It seemed [to me] that the author wanted to convey to his audience the importance of putting our hands to the plow and striving to maintain excellence in the natural. That if we can be trusted with little God will trust us with much. To keep persevering in our every day duties and to work diligently with a humble heart no matter the task we are called to accomplish.

    • Angelica Torres

      The main focus of this chapter is the importance of faithfulness in the natural, boring everyday tasks. Faithfulness in the natural, simply means to be responsible with anything you are given authority over, and walking in the most basic obedience.

    • David

      The focus was to understand that we must be “faithful in the natural” first because of the Great Commission. Too often we neglect our natural responsibilities seeking supernatural signs and wonders, but the “people in the world” that we are all commissioned to lead to Christ will see His glory and power in our natural lives first since the “god of this age has blinded” them. (2 Cor 4:4) Showing our Father our faithfulness with the natural leads to Him trusting us with the “abundant life” (John 10:10) Jesus came for us to have here on earth and in heaven!

    • Jaimie

      I feel the main focus of this chapter is to also be faithful in the natural even the most mundane of tasks are to be done in gladness and excellence before we can be trusted with more. We are here to serve and do everything as we are doing it unto the Lord. Our Natural walk must be in order before we can reach higher levels spiritually every area of our lives should be an example of Gods Glory.

      • Joel Maldonado

        Coukd not have said it better myself!!!

    • Tytus

      The main focus of this chapter is to remain faithful in the natural world, so God can use us when it’s time in the spiritual. It’s all about what we take care of at home; obedience, responsibility. God looks at the simplest situation to see if we are going to be faithful.

  • Joel Maldonado

    Question 2) What truth or truths from this chapter impacted you the most? Explain why. In a few sentences.

    (Chapter 1)

    • Wendy Biagioni

      Being responsible and consistent with the basics. This was a big Reminder for me because, as a stay at home mom/wife, there are many responsibilities that fall on me alone and sometimes I may slack or get frustrated. I’ve found myself putting them off or feeling annoyed by them, even though I knew it’s not ok to feel that way. This book definitely put me in “time out” with this truth! I can’t expect to be used by God for the spiritual things if I can’t handle my natural responsibilities.

    • Dave otero

      I was reminded that I do not glorify God in only attending church , serving or worshiping . I bring him glory in everything I do at work , in public , and in the presence of non-believers . Using my God given talents and applying them in every aspect of life ,will prepare me to take on more kingdom minded responsibilities.

    • Josie D.

      I was reminded of God’s faithfulness. David was anointed king not because of his status, but because he fought battles no-one even knew about. Man looks at the outside, but God sees the heart.

    • April Jensen

      What impacted me the most were the 3 Spiritual principles. Namely being faithful in the little. Too often I wish to do more in ministry but if my household isn’t in order how can I be relied on to do greater things. Wow! Talk about an eye opener. Especially when it comes to income. If we can’t be trusted with little amounts of money then how can we be trusted with more! Pow-Pow!!👊👊 the whole chapter rocked me!

    • Angelica Torres

      One truth that has impacted me from this chapter, is that success in the Lord dosent come from chaseing the gifts of the holy spirit but from allowing the Word, anf Spirit bring forth Godly character.

      • Joel Maldonado

        BOOOOOOM!!!!!!! (Pun intended)
        YOU GOT IT!!!

    • David

      I was impacted by the point he makes when he talks about how David woke early the day he was going to bring his brothers food. How he made sure that his flock was fed and left someone in his place to watch them while he was away. He was so faithful to leave everything in perfect order before he left. Making sure everything is done and correct before I move onto my next assignment is something I been wrestling with and this taught me how Father wants me to overcome that arena of my life.

    • Jaimie

      If I cannot be obedient to rules , Or on time to meetings or appointments or faithful with my duties as a wife or a mother , I cannot line my Life up with the Word of God.

    • Tytus

      What impacted me in this chapter was the Three Principles. As it stated; One of the biggest tricks the enemy perpetrated on the people of God and those who dedicate themselves to His work is to make them religious instead of faithful. As I was reading it open my eyes that more people are trying to be spiritual rather than being faithful first. This chapter brings in light that working is worship in the natural things.

      • Joel Maldonado

        Can I get an AMEN!!!! God stuff brother!!!!!

  • Joel Maldonado

    Question 3) Was there anything you did not understand or disagreed with?
    A) explain why
    B) What is the best resource or way tonfind the best possible answer?
    C) who can you contact for assistance?

    (Chapter 1)

    • Wendy Biagioni

      I agree with everything that I’ve read so far, but If I didn’t I would: pray for spiritual guidance and search the word to find biblical proof for what I may disagree with. A person I would contact is an elder of the church, if not the pastors directly.

    • Dave otero

      Can’t say there was anything I’ve read so far that I disagree with but if I did I would go to scripture and prayer for the answer. I would also reach out to one of my leaders or mentors at Boom and if necessary our beloved Pastor .

    • Josie D.

      Nothing stands out to me that I can object to. In fact, I was humbly checked on everything in this chapter. Very convicting , sobering & encouraging. I like that the writer was very straight forward & raw. Like talking to a close friend who gives it to you straight lol! I feel if I ever need advice, I call on the many brothers & sisters I have @boom. Depending on the situation. But my main is papa Frank & momma Agnes♡

    • April Jensen

      While reading about keeping our household in order I kept thinking about how I am ALWAYS trying to do this. I mean with 2 kids it’s nearly impossible to do. It’s literally a never ending battle to keep little toys off the floor and dishes clean not to mention insurmountable laundry to be washed folded and put away ( usually ends up on top of a dresser and reworn without ever seeing the inside of a drawer) so how can I feel at peace with knowing my house/life isn’t in order no matter how hard I try? Especially since I work full time so when I do come home I spend most hours cleaning which is less time in the Word or with my family. I never know what to do!

    • Angelica Torres

      I would say I disagree with the author’s tone, as he addresses females spefically with a rant on responsibilities (pg26). This approach is ineffective and borderline misogynistic. In the previous paragraph, Godwin made this same point about being responsible with every day chores, by simple referring to ‘keeping the grass cut’ perhaps in his mind a male specific duity. I believe he could have choosen to leave it at that, but he didn’t. This makes me question his character towards women. Of couse I take into consideration the time in which this book was written and how he was raised, not that those things make it right to view women as less than. I tried to research Godwin however I question the credibility of the information found online. For example that He has an ex-wife, if this is true, maybe I have a case here. Lol

      • Joel Maldonado

        As I do agree to not undermine women, and “stereotyping” duties in the house (trust me, my mom cut the grass, painted our house, amongst 1,000,000 other things) I always eat the meat and spit out the bones. We are not going to always agree with the author’s POV, but the most important thing, I see, you have grasped the message. After I just re-read that did make me turn my head sideways, but moreover, We just stay focused on the message behind it. Again I love your transparency and honesty. That is vital. Not everything we say and do always going to be unicorns and rainbows. Thats the reality of a Leader! Thank you.

    • Jaimie

      I’m in agreement with this chapter . If I was not I would see what the Word says about it and have scripture to back it up.
      I would contact an elder or My pastor if I needed assistance

    • Tytus

      -I agree with what the author wrote in this chapter, being that I’m a little younger, this is actually helping me to better understand situation. For example, about the car that he wanted to sell, but he wanted to do it his way, instead of doing the regular way. But he finally gave in. I find myself wanting to do it on my own, but God way is better.
      -Best way to find the answer is to search the bible, that’s the main source, or could even pray about so that God can reveal it to you.
      – My mentor, or better Joel Maldonado

  • Joel Maldonado

    How can you take what you have learned in this chapter and apply it to your Christian Walk so you may bear fruit? (John 15, Galatians 5:22-23)

    (chapter 1)

    • Wendy Biagioni

      By doing all my daily chores with excellence. Taking each day with full responsibility and faithfulness, no matter how small a task may be.

    • Dave otero

      Excellence in everything I do or say and continue to be light that combats darkness . Keep my eyes on Jesus , on my calling , my purpose and strive to thrive in all circumstances .

    • Josie D.

      Strive for excellence, continue to be faithful in the little & keep the main thing the main thing. God will be faithful to keep me in all my dealings.

    • April Jensen

      By reminding myself that my hard work doesn’t go unnoticed and to keep working hard because God sees every little thing I do even if no one else notices. And to not get easily discouraged because of the lack of recognition. Chapter 1 was a great reminder to keep pressing on even when our efforts are exhausted.

    • Angelica Torres

      This chapter has taught me, or reminded me to be faithful in the little things *Luke 16:10* and the example of David the sheaperd boy becoming a great warrior, and king is inspirational. Sometime I have such a great passion to impact the world for Christ and feel limited. However I am reminded that even in the smallest thing I do, I can bring God glory. And as I am Faithfull to focus on bringing is kingdom on earth, I know and trust that He is faithfull to open doors for me to do just that!!!

      • Joel Maldonado

        We are never too young, too old, too fat, too skinny, to tall, too short, too weak, too strong, to do His Work!!! I love transparency and to release how WE see ourselves vs How HE sees us is humbling. Thank you.

    • David

      By taking my natural responsibilities as serious as I take my spiritual responsibilities! By truly doing everything as unto the Lord I can be more faithful in all areas of my life and walk.

    • Jaimie

      To do everything as unto the Lord and in Excellence .If we are not faithful with the little we will not be trusted with the greater. We are to lead by serving , and to not take are natural responsibilities lightly we must first learn to Lead in our homes before Leading in the Church.

  • Joel Maldonado

    Question 5) List some of the Abilities of Christ.

    (Chapter 1)

    • Wendy Biagioni

      Loyalty, honor, integrity, faithfulness, perseverance and honesty

    • Dave otero

      Redeemer , healer , faithful , perseverance , forgiving .

    • April Jensen

      Overcomer, provider, deliverer

    • Angelica Torres

      Faithfulness, Honorable, Healing, steadfast

    • David

      Christ has the ability to enhance my strength (john 21:11), He has the ability to exalt me (matt 23:12), He has the ability to give me a new heart (Ezek 36:26), He also has the ability to take my RAGE and give me rest (Matt 11:29)

      • Joel Maldonado

        Awesome!!

    • Jaimie

      Power ,Healer ,Provider, Redeemer,Deliverer

    • Tytus

      Abilities of Christ: Listener, patience, revealer.

  • David

    Love you all Fam! Excited to train along side all of you. God bless

  • Frank Reynoso

    Get it in FAM you are our leaders and God wants to use you in a mighty way!!!

    • Joel Maldonado

      Thank you for your support and encouragement Pastor!!

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 2)

    Question 1: What is the authors Focus on this Chapter?

    • Dave otero

      The authors focus is to remind us that success comes from God and that we are to trust him in everything we do . Keep our focus on pleasing him as we grow and not have any selfish ambitions . We are to be faithful and know that the vision God has for us will come to pass . He also reminds us that with success , we will have opposition and standing fast is how we will overcome them.

    • April Jensen

      For me, his main focus was the process through Adullam– which simply put– our success in the Lord brings plight. He also highlighted two different kinds of people: “those who aspire only to fame, fortune, power…” and “those who aspire to please the Lord”. The first are the ones who need us only for their convenience while the latter encourage our success.

    • Josie D.

      The author’s main focus is to reminds us to never forget the needy! No matter how much we grow or are placed in authority / power. Forgot not the little ones, the rebellious & the needy. And because of this you may be persecuted & betrayed by the same ones you are trying to help. In all this you will learn that God is your defense. Continue to walk with integrity, especially with your Spiritual & earthly parents.

    • Angelica Torres

      1.What is the authors Focus on this Chapter?
      In this chapter Adllam: Faithful in Need, Godwin reminds us that we all came to Christ first because we NEED HIM, and he speaks of the grace of God working in the life of David and how that is also true for us. Once we know that God is faithful to meet our needs,and we learn to come to Him to have our needs met,then as we grow in that area of our lives, we become able and empowered to meet the needs of others in the of Christ himself, Seeking from our Father in Heaven.

      2. What truth or Truths impacted you the most? Explain why. A few sentences
      Pg.55 “If I honor a vessel God is using, I’m honoring the Lord.: This truth impacted me the most because it caused me to reflect on my own character and how I honor the people God has placed in my life. Especially the people that I have close personal relationships, because it’s easy to point out their flaws, or pass judgement on them and their shortcomings, but I know that is not honoring to them or God. So we must chose to cover our relationships in prayer,and walk in grace in that we Honor God.

      3. Was there anything you disagreed with or did not understand? Explain why?
      “Pg.69 That’s why we are saved!Salvation, which is by God’s grace, is for unworthy people,and every human being is unworthy except Jesus Christ.” This is confusing to me because “God so LOVED the world” we all know this, and that gives us worth, the fact that we are made in HIS likeness gives us worth. Yet we all fall short of the Glory of God and are undeserving of His Grace. Recall example on pg69, of the cop saving the couple. What made that couple unworthy of the cop saving them? Why do we have people like cops dedicating their to serving and protecting unworthy people. No matter who the person, or what their sin is they have worth, and I think we are all worthy of the grace of God and we should extend His grace always.

      4. Explain the difference between a Covenant Love and a Convenient Love? Explain in a few sentences
      Convenient love is selfish, one sided. Convenient love is loving somebody for what you can get out of them.(pg.57) Covenant is personal, it requires both parties to trust each other and in which both persons are giving of them self and working toward a common goal. Examples of covenant love are, David and Jonathan, Us and Christ/God. Marriage.

      5.How can you take what you have read and learned in this specific chapter and apply it to your Christian Walk so you may bear fruit?
      How we relate with others is based on our security with Christ and knowing our identity in Him. For example if we are not trusting God to meet our needs, we probably can not be trusted to meet the needs of other. On a more personal note, If i am not relationally with God, my relationships with others suffer, I am not well equipped. I will work on my own strength, and then work myself to the bone and get bitter. “But as (I) immerse (myself) in God to meet the needs of others, even when those (i) have come to love and count on turn against (me) , (I) can remain at peace.” (pg71)

    • Wendy Biagioni

      His focus is that we must always be about serving others, no matter our own personal situation. And it’s not about what we may receive, it’s about others recieving from you.

    • David

      The focus was first to be aware of what success brings your way first in the spiritual realm in the form of jealousy and fear from people around you and second to be aware of the physical manifestations of those thoughts and emotions from the type of people and relationships that will also come our way.

    • Jaimie

      For me the main focus is that if we are about Gods Buisnness He is about Ours. We are to be faithful servants to God and each other . Despite opposition continue to push forward although the world may not appreciate the things we do at times and they may be taken for granted . Our Heavenly Father will be well pleased .

    • Tytus

      The author main focus in this chapter to me is based on our needs. But, our needs is really to help the needy while we our in need ourselves. It mentions “He had to learn the principle of serving the needy while he himself was in need” basically if we put everything before us, God Himself will be faithful in our needs. The world we live in now would not appericiate the good that us Christians do, but God sees & he WILL provide for us.

      • Joel Maldonado

        PraiseGod!!! You got it!!

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 2)

    Question 2: What truth or Truths impacted you the most? Explain why. A few sentences

    • Dave otero

      The truth that impacted me was that we. Will never achieve spiritual success until we anchor ourselves to God and realize our identity and worth in him. If we are faithful , In due season God will promote us.

    • April Jensen

      Page 69. The Hardest Lesson: We HAVE to learn to give ourselves to others while we ourselves have problems, and we have to help people who are not committed to or own personal welfare, our vision, or our church. That sentence cut me to the core. It is the epitome of who Christ is, was, and will be. And to put it out there so plain and simple makes my flesh want to run away and hide in a hole! But it also makes me think of my marriage and how this is exactly how I am supposed to be towards my husband. It is something that does not come easily but it’s a harsh truth that with growth and development will become less like a chore and more like second-nature.

    • Josie D.

      You may and will be betrayed by those you help. You must learn to help others, while you yourself are in need of help! Are both powerful truths! I’m currently going thru this, so it was especially encouragin to read!

    • Wendy Biagioni

      That we must honor those that God has called, even if they are completely in the wrong. We assume that when a person who was once a mighty vessel of God, is now in sin and doing the opposite of Gods work, can be disregarded, bashed, or bad talked by us. No! We are to honor them always! Only God can demote them.

    • David

      The truth that impacted me most was “doing as unto the Lord”! My word for this year is Lord, and I believe the Lord gave me that word because I always sought approval and praise from whomever I was doing something for and, like this book confirmed, was mostly let down or not appreciated. The Lord showed me that in living this way I’m making those people my lord. This year by giving me that word LORD has helped to put Jesus back in His rightful place and look to Him only for approval. If I focus on pleasing Him in all I do, everything will fall into place but when people don’t notice or reciprocate it will no longer move or disturb me.

    • Jaimie

      We should not be promoters of ourselves there is no Glory for God in that .also when things are given to us by Gods hands that cannot be taken away Aslong as we stay Faithful.

    • Tytus

      What impacted me was “The devil comes to us through our culture, race, denomination, nondenominational, or interdenomination.” “If you are black, he comes to you black, he comes to you through black person; if you’re white he comes with a white lying faith.” Pg. (52), it’s true because that’s exactly what the devil is doing now in these days, wanting to separate the race knowingly that his time is almost up. That’s why we must be spirit led and know who is Jesus. The word is like water to us, when we are in the heat outside.

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 2)

    Question 3: Was there anything you disagreed with or did not understand? Explain why? A few sentences

    • Dave otero

      Man I am totally blessed by this book and solid , bible based truths. Can’t really say I disagree or don’t understand anything yet but am looking forward to tomorrow and break it down 🙌 !!!!

    • April Jensen

      I guess the more I disagreed with something the more of a heart check it gave me. Specifically on page 45 where it talks about those who are faithful will be, in due time, promoted. I guess it just depends on the nature of your promotion and what it looks like to each of us but I kept thinking of my job and how I work with some pretty needy and/or self-righteous people, who actually work their way up the success ladder- and It just blows me away! But the more I thought about it the more I felt the Holy Spirit say- the world belongs to the Prince of darkness and that my success is with the Lord and not in the eyes of people; that success looks different for all of us and that I really need to alter my mindset on what it looks like for me (money, large house, fancy things) to changing peoples lives and showing others how I can be like Christ so that I can lead them to Him.
      (Sorry this was longer than a few sentences but this section was something that kept me questioning it.)

      • Joel Maldonado

        Dont be sorry!!! Lord what Id give to get all these minds in 1 room!!!!! My God you guys are crushing this!!! You just put ME in a heart check!!! Thats good!!!

    • Josie D.

      Nothing to disagree with… the book is so on point! The only thing I can say is that it’s brutally sobering than anything else. For example, truths like: you will have friends who only want to be your friend for ulterior reasons, some relationships are temporary, don’t be suprised when your betrayed, or when people are jealous of your success etc. These all stung me persay, because it just hurts to know that! It’s a price we must be willing to pay to Reign!Thus… Training for reigning lol lol! Just sayin!

      • Joel Maldonado

        Could not have put it better myself.

    • Wendy Biagioni

      This book is on point and no doubt spirit led!! 😁 Nothing to disagree with here.

    • David

      ALL was received and understood. I actually received a lot of confirmation that I’m on the right track in regards to getting out of my own season of Adullam by answering the needs of others while I am in very much need myself.

    • Jaimie

      No there was not this chapter really spoke to the season in in

    • Tytus

      So far I do not disagree with this chapter.. it’s speaking the truth and speaking raw.

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 2)

    Question 4: Explain the difference between a Covenant Love and a Convenient Love? Explain in a few sentences

    • Dave otero

      Convenient love is selfish , self promoting love that God has nothing to do with !!!! What can I get out of it ?
      Covenant love is loving at the cost of everything you have when you don’t get anything out of it. There is spiritual unity and commitment .

    • April Jensen

      Covenant love is a commitment to someone- to honor them, praise them and to always love them no matter the circumstance. Convenient love is just that- loving someone when it is only convenient for you; What can I get out of it?
      This really saddened me because our society has gone from a covenant love with God and one another to a convenient love. What can God do for me? instead of What can I do for him? We need to show the world that it is OK to have a covenant love with God and people!!

      • Joel Maldonado

        Thats right Sis. We need to stop worrying what the WORLD thinks!!! And focus on WHO we are in Christ!!!

    • Josie D.

      Convenient love is based out of need, comfort & selfishness, also known as adullam love. Covenant love is based on the grace of God, which always gives! according to the book* this is called Hebron relationships!

    • Josie D.

      Convenient love is based out of need, comfort & selfishness, also known as Adullam love. Covenant love is based on the grace of God, which always gives! According to the book* this is called Hebron relationships!

      • Joel Maldonado

        Perfect!

    • Wendy Biagioni

      Covenant love is a spiritual love more than anything. It is selfless, encouraging and supportive. It’s a giving love. Convenient love is a selfish/wanting love.Once that reason has been met or not, it goes away. It just takes.

    • David

      As my answer for question 2 was lengthy I’ll keep this one short especially as its quite simple. Covenant Love knows NO CONDITIONS and is based solely on good feelings and emotions while Convenient Love has conditions and is based more on feelings than the willingness to sacrifice oneself for their loved ones.

    • Jaimie

      Convienant Love is based on what you can profit out of a relation ship and when that person seizes to produce there is no longer a need to continue the relationship vs covenant Love is unconditional wether there is a return or not it is how God has called us to love.

    • Tytus

      Convenient Love is allowing someone to take your plans & letting it fit in well with there own, basically controlling.
      Covenant Love is more spiritual than anything.

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 2)

    Question 5: How can you take what you have read and learned in this specific chapter and apply it to your Christian Walk so you may bear fruit?

    • Dave otero

      I learned that when I totally commit myself to God and know who I am in Christ , I can live to meet the needs of others with love even in those seasons when I am struggling myself. That my life is all about covenant love and relationship with my God and giving him all the glory !!

    • April Jensen

      I feel like I have such a perfect opportunity, being a server, to put this application to the test. People constantly need me to give 100% and more often than not, to go above and beyond for them and then when the check comes all that goes out the window and I get a much less than significant tip for the amount of work and sacrificing I did. A mere slap in the face would feel better than what I get as a server sometimes (just being transparent). So this chapter helped put things into perspective- that people will take and take and take from you without ever giving back and that that is exactly how Christ felt. So I will definitely take what I learned from this chapter and apply it to my walk not only at work but at home as well. To continue to give everything I have because I am here to please the Lord!

    • Josie D.

      In chpt 2. Continue to push past my own needs & be the need for others!

      In chpt 3. Learning to identify my Hebron vs Adullam relationships!

      @pastor Frank this book was so on point so timely. Thank you for the suggestion!

    • Wendy Biagioni

      By helping where help is needed. Not just assume someone else will do it, or that I’m not suppose to help. Remembering that I must serve as onto the Lord ALWAYS, not just when it benefits me.

    • Jaimie

      To Always be aware of needs in others lives as well . We are to be Gods hands and feet on earth. To trust our Heavenly Father will always provide and to trust where he has brought us to and where we are going in him. We will always face opposition when God Promotes us but it is by his strength that we are more than conquerors .

    • Tytus

      What I can take from this chapter & apply it to my walk is that applying more needs to other rather myself. I tend to get lazy when I’m tired and don’t want to help, because of tiredness but I learn that it’s a process & God will help me when I’m at my last. Therefore, I should help other when I’m at my last also, then God will see even when they don’t have to repay me or anything.

  • Joel Maldonado

    Than you for your support and encouragement Pastor!!

  • Pedro

    To all my family get in that book training for reigning great choice get family I will be praying for everyone of you guys and even the teacher blessed you Joel teach and feed the sheeps

    • Joel Maldonado

      Thank you Pedro!!! Luv u brother!! This team is Mighty!!

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 3)

    1) What Is the author’s Main Focus in Chapter 3?

    • Josie D.

      I felt that main focus was on being faithful. He shared the difference between Abdullam & Hebron relationships. God is looking for a covenant relationships! We should strive to accomplish this,day by day. Acts 2:46-47. And they continued daily with one Accord in the temple, and breaking bread from the house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

    • Dave otero

      I feel that the authors main focus was all about commitment , faithfulness and covenant . Hebron is a place for those that are faithful to the once ant and obedient to the command. Doing right is not “what’s in it for me but what is the will of God !!

    • Wendy Biagioni

      I believe the main focus is building strong relationships in Christ that revolve around serving others and meeting their needs, not ours.

    • April Jensen

      I think page 82 sums the authors focus up pretty well: “Hebron means […] being joined together, true fellowship” … “where the rubber meets the road in relationships.” The author does a great job giving detais on how we can get from Adullam to Hebron and through it to Zion. He also gives clear direction that Hebron is where we commit to one another in covenant and meeting one another’s needs whatever they may be. Hebron is high ground! So it’s not easy to get to but it’s worth it!

    • Tytus

      The main focus on this Chapter was “Covenant Love” the author hit the point where convant love is not the same as convenient Love. Stated in pg. 99 it says “we just have to be faithful in the natural things, faithful when we are in need, and faithful in relationships. Then God will bring the people in at the right time.” That right they cleary states how God thinks in his head. Hebron is a place of wanting God more than you want to breath.

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 3)
    2) Give a brief description of going from Adallum to Hebron. (Describe each phase).

    • Dave otero

      Going from Abdullam to Hebron requires a change of motive. Abdullam was easier to get to. It was in a valley, flat plain. Spiritually speaking easy to get to. You got baptized , spoke in tongues , got delivered and had your needs met.
      Hebron is high ground , steep cliffs , difficult and Inaccessible and represents the highest spiritual
      Position you can come to in CHRIST ! You come to Hebron to make a covenant and commitment to God and his people or you won’t make it.

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 3)
    3) Was there anything you did not disagree with in the chapter? Explain why?

    • Josie D.

      No. I didn’t see anything. Though I feel this is a personally challenging chapter.

    • Dave otero

      No disagreements here ! Chapter 3 challenged me to go higher , go deeper in my relationship with God and reminded me that following my calling is all about being obedient , committed and being faithful in my covenant with The Lord !!

    • Wendy Biagioni

      None

    • April Jensen

      Definitely agreed with everything in this chapter! Great stuff! I especially thought the part where it says, “ranking doesn’t mean somebody is better than somebody else; it means some are more responsible.” was very profound. I think that’s the problem in society today is everyone feels the need to be equally ranked to everyone else but the Bible says it’s ok to not be!

      • Joel Maldonado

        You just wrecked me!!!!!

    • Tytus

      Me personally did not disagree with anything in this chapter. This chapter make you go in deeper with the word, & to better understand ourself at that.

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 3)
    4) What can you take from what you have learned and read, and apply to your Christian walk?

    • Josie D.

      Hebron relationships will test your motive. A greater commitment is required.

    • Dave otero

      Getting to Hebron requires commitment , obedience and complete trust in God . Be faithful in the natural things and in our relationships and God promote us at the right time.

    • Wendy Biagioni

      Stick through the tough times, don’t give up just because it’s hard. Maturity in Christ walks hand in hand with reliability. Our word is valuable and we need to walk it through when we speak it.

    • April Jensen

      To go that extra mile to help my fellow neighbor regardless of my emotions or feelings. God delights in it and by doing so I can get one step closer to Zion. I love how the author used marriage as an example too. It’s a great reminder when things are getting tough to not let emotion get in the way of our covenant. Because “keeping covenant relationships means pain!”

    • Tytus

      What I took from this chapter is that “being older or having been around longer doesn’t mean anything to God” this is something I can take and run with forever, because it does not matter how you start but how you finish at the end when God call us home. Even when I get old enough & feel like I know a lot that’s still not enough, I can bring this information & tell it to the next generation.

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 3)
    5) Describe an Adallum Friend vs a Hebron friend. What is a good example of each in the Bible?

    • Josie D.

      Adullam relationships are convenient, false motive kinda love is based out of need, comfort & selfishness. (I.e)Saul
      Hebron relationships are a covenant love & are based on the grace of God, which always gives! Jonathan to David & Amasai is a good example. In 1 Chronicles 12:18

    • Dave otero

      Abdullam friends are selfish , looking to get their needs met and based on convenience . No growth in God. Mathew 4:23-25

      Hebron friends are loyal , faithful and based on covenant love .
      Ruth 1:16-17

      • Joel Maldonado

        Whoo!! Mr.Otero!!! Fyyaaaa!!!

    • Wendy Biagioni

      Adullum friend: “hey can you do this for me? Can you help me with that? Do you have this cause I need it!” Once the answer to those questions are no this person is gone.
      Hebron friend: “what can I do for you? How can I help? I’m here for anything! Don’t worry, get back up, you’re an overcomer.” This person is in it for the long run.

    • April Jensen

      An Adullam friend is still early in their Christian walk so it’s all about how they can attain what they need versus a Hebron friend who thinks “how can I meet the needs of others” Hebron is hard to get to so that friend will go to the ends of the Earth for you whereas Adullam is easy to get to so they will only go so far to help unless it becomes too inconvenient for them.

    • Tytus

      An Adallum friend is the one that is convenient at your time of need, Adallum friend is located on the ground where it is easy to get to. Hebron friend is the one that’s going to stick with you through thick through thin, even when you have nothing left, he/she is right there cheering you on. An example, book of Esther. Mordecai would be an Hebron friend because how he stuck around patiently waiting knowing that Esther would be a queen to the king, while Haman the one that would die because of selfish ways, waiting to take a higher position if his daughter was queen.

    • Angelica Torres

      1) What Is the author’s Main Focus?

      The main focus of chapter 3 is faithfulness in relationships, we must be faithful and loyal in all of our relationships and commitments to one another, and in our covenant with God, as we do this then God can consider us for position of leadership.

      Question 2: What truth or Truths impacted you the most? Explain why. A few sentences

      The section that is titled “A Change of Motive” is full of truths that are fundamental to being faithful in relationships, because as your reading this your forced to examen your own intention for following Christ? And your purpose for untiting w/ fellow belivers. I know God has linked me up with people to do good on this earth, even when it’s hard and exhausting, I trust God will supply the strength and plus, doing His will is self rewarding.
      The other part about this section I liked was where is explains how Peter’s had false motives, and even then God is gracious and if we repent, we could always have our heart purified and relined with God’s will.

      3) Was there anything you did not disagree with in the chapter?

      No I did not disagree with anything in this chapter, it flows well and had good supporting examples.

      4) What can you take from what you have learned and read, and apply to your Christian walk?

      I have learned that we have to purpose ourselves to be people of covenant, it doesn’t happen over night. It means means choosing to have more Faith in God, choosing to trust God, choosing to walk in integrity and building up Godly character in ever given opportunity. I can apply this to my Christian was by being steadfast, doing my part and trusting and having Faith that God is doing his.

      (Chapter 3)
      5) Describe an Adallum Friend vs a Hebron friend. What is a good example of each in the Bible? An Adallum friend is expecting to get something in return(need based), however a Hebron is committed to a covenant relationship, where the two parties are joined in ture fellowship by God for his will to be fulfilled. Example of Adallum: Joab joined David with selfish ambitions.
      Example of Hebron: Ruth joined herself to Naomi b/c of covenant, it was the will of God.

      • Joel Maldonado

        Awesome answers!!!! I LOVE the example the example of Ruth and Naomi as a Hebron relationship. One of the best examples, in my opinion, in the bible. Its right there with Jonathan and David. You got it Angelica!!!!

  • Joel Maldonado

    Please answer Chapter 3 questions by Sunday July 24th. We start chapter 4 on Monday July 18th. Keep pressin Fam!!! We are on the last leg!!!!!!!

  • Joel Maldonado

    Hey Family!!! We are coming aound the mountain and I can see Zion!!!!! Lets GOOOO!!!!!! Chapter 3 due by Sunday the 24th!!! I will post questions for Chapter 4 on the Monday the 25th!!!! Don’t stop now!!! we made it past the hump!!! Lets take this thing!!!!

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 4)

    1) A Supreme example of victory through Delegated Authority, was when God delegated His Son the Authority to defeat the devil’s works.
    What was an example of delegated authority being used in this chapter for a glorious Victory?

    • Josie D.

      After He defeated Satan. He commissioned us to go do His work on Earth. God’s winning strategy won’t be effective if you haven’t taken the time to train & prepare those to whom you delegate authority.

    • Dave otero

      An example of delegated authority would be David sending in his men and defeating that impenetrable fortress in a day. in the same way , God wants us to take the time to train and prepare those we have delegated authority to for victory.

    • Wendy Biagioni

      David telling his men to go take Zion

    • April Jensen

      An example of delegated authority is expressed on pages 122-124 where David was delegated through authority to take over Zion.
      Just as Jesus was sent with authority by His Father we are also sent with the same authority… Ephesians 1:19-23

    • Tytus

      Delegated authority was being used when David sent his men’s to go to Zion. Instead of doing it himself he got a group of men that was ready to take charge to kill the Jebusite which lead to his victory!!

    • Angelica Torres

      1) A Supreme example of victory through Delegated Authority, was when God delegated His Son the Authority to defeat the devil’s works.
      What was an example of delegated authority being used in this chapter for a glorious Victory?
      >An example of of delegated authority in this chapter would be of David taking Zion by sending the mighty men to subdue the land.

      2) What is Delegated Authority?
      >Authority that has been hand down from a leader to someone else who has proven to be responsible/ capable to exercise that authority properly.

      3) What truth or truths impacted you the most from this Chapter? Explain why.
      >One truth that has impacted me from the chapter is ” The kindom of God is in our heart’s right now, and His government is ruling in our spirits.” And so we must put out lives in subjection to the goernment of God. So we mean to understand what His government is, ” which means being perfected and purged and cleansed and conformed to the image of Jesus.”
      (Pgs 134&135)

      4)Explain the process of going from Adullam to Zion.
      >In adullam you start off based on your own needs, and then come to understand and fulfil the needs of others, moving into Hebron where you are commited based on covenant no longer need. Finally in Zion where after being bulit up by the example of others, you then come into a place of leadership where your now responsible to build up others.

      5) Give a brief summary on how this book has impacted your walk with Christ.

      I’m so gald I read this book, I had started reading it before and never finished it, until now!! Yay me. This book has help me to understand where in my walk I currently stand. Encourged my faith and stried up a greater desire to understand God’s word and seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 4)

    2) What is Delegated Authority?

    • Josie D.

      As the Father delegates authority to Jesus, Jesus delegates authority to us His body. He did the work so we can have the victory. When we are submitted to God..we have the victory , all things are under His feet. Eph. 1:19-23

      • Dave otero

        Jesus empowering us , the church , his body with authority to recognize and put into practice his strategies for victory.

    • Wendy Biagioni

      Authority given to us by the one who is in charge of it all.

    • April Jensen

      So I looked up the definition of the word “delegate” just to get a full description of what it means and in doing so it really made me think of it in a whole new way. I know we all pretty much know what it means but I think Google gave me a perfect description: ” to entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior to oneself.” It could not be more perfectly written and thus illustrated by God, the Supreme Ruler, who is entrusting (assigning) to us HIS authority– so that we WILL be victorious over our enemies. That’s a big deal when you think about it!!!

    • Tytus

      Delegated authority means someone else doing your Job, not all but some. Something like a co-pilot a helping hand. David, had authority over the army.

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 4)

    3) What truth or truths impacted you the most from this Chapter? Explain why.

    • Josie D.

      The truth that we have not grown up, if we have not trained others in battle.

    • Dave otero

      The truth that until we mature in Christ and are faithful in both natural & spiritual things , God will continue to withhold promotions and responsibilities from us. God is not going to do everything for us. We need to be obedient and walk through every door he opens for us.

    • April Jensen

      I think that last question just hit me big time. By really looking into it and thinking about it brings me joy to know that Man! God is really giving me HIS authority?? Can I even handle that?!?! Makes me think of a judge and him handing over his robe and gavel and allowing me to take on the same responsibilities he has! Now I see why God wants us to go through Bethlehem, Adullam, AND Hebron before we get to Zion!! We don’t go to college and start off as seniors we must get thru freshman, sophomore, and junior year first! Awesome stuff!!

    • Tytus

      Showing that we must start from the bottom to reach to the top. A new born baby can not eat meat, because it have a process it have to go through. Just like Christians; we got to get shaped, formed, beaten up a little to understand the process. Which brings experience. It’s telling us to mature up!! We not baby’s.

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 4)

    4)Explain the process of going from Adullam to Zion.

    • Dave otero

      Going from Abdullam to Zion requires us to go from serving to benefit ourselves to being like Jesus and meeting the needs of others as unto the Lord.

    • Wendy Biagioni

      Become faithful and responsible with your everyday responsibilities. Learn that it is not all about you and what you can benefit. It’s about doing for others, helping others, even when you are in need. Be faithful to your relationships even when they aren’t faithful to you, and recognize your covenant relationships. If you successfully learn to serve first, you will lead by example.

    • April Jensen

      It’s a process of refining, molding, breaking, and sculpting not necessarily in that order. The more we study and seek God and his Word the more he is checking to see how far we are advancing to get to Zion. With each obstacle and person we encounter God is waiting to see how we will respond. Are we being faithful to Him? To one another? The more we prove ourselves worthy the more responsibility and authority He will entrust us with. It’s a bumpy road from Adullam all the way to Zion but God says it will be worth it in the end.

    • Tytus

      Adallum is where you serve others, it prepare us to humble ourselves instead of wanting to take lead, knowing that we are not fully equipped. Adallum, is a path way of showing that we are in need, but taking a sacrifice to serve other. That’s what Jesus did for the world, he was in need but instead died for our sins. Knowing that reaching Zions we have to sacrifice & be obedient to get there, it’s being like Jesus Christ.

  • Joel Maldonado

    (Chapter 4)

    5) Give a brief summary on how this book has impacted your walk with Christ.

    • Josie D.

      This book impacted in the sense that it reminded me, refocused my thoughts & awakened myou Spirit to the truth being victorious is gonna take some serious dedication, surrender, faith & sacrifice. I desire to go deeper, seek my Hebron& achieve Zion! I praise God for being able to read it. I felt encouragement through the group & bro Joel! You’re simply amazing! I pray nothing but the best in the Lord!

    • Josie D.

      This book impacted in the sense that it reminded me, refocused my thoughts & awakened my Spirit to the truth being victorious is gonna take some serious dedication, surrender, faith & sacrifice. I desire to go deeper, seek my Hebron& achieve Zion! I praise God for being able to read it. I felt encouragement through the group & bro Joel! You’re simply amazing! I pray nothing but the best in the Lord!

      • Joel Maldonado

        I’m humbled. You have so many talents. Thank YOU for blessing me throughout this book!!!! Great Job!!!

    • Dave otero

      This book has given me so much clarity in my walk and has truly taught me that walking with CHRIST requires a lifetime commitment to his truth , his ways and being faithful to our covenant . I pray that we continue to grow and mature in the glory of CHRIST and that we are diligent in teaching and encouraging each other always !!!! Ly brother Joel and thank you for your heart . Best group ever !! Let’s do it again fam !! Ly

    • Wendy Biagioni

      The way it has impacted me is by reminding me that this walk and life style is not about me, but about Him and His purpose in me and through me. It’s taught me to be faithful with my everyday responsibilities, to continue to help others even when I am in need myself. To be faithful to the relationships in my life, especially the covenant ones. I’m more aware of the importance for me to continuously grow and mature, to continuously work towards reflecting Christ in all I do.

    • Tytus

      This book has opened up my vision & new ways to understand life, this Training for Reigning has many ways to impact people in their walk with Christ. It taught me how to become faithful in the little things, covenant, and to strife to the top of Zion. Hebron, which was higher than Zion, showed me that just because it higher does not mean it will be tougher than Zion. I can honestly say this book made me mature in the way I think & the way I can handle different situations. Spiritually I was feed & naturally. Thank you Joel for this awesome book, which I will continue to look back on, and also lead others to this book.

    • April Jensen

      I will try to keep this as brief as I can 😜 but I can not begin to tell you how much MEAT there is in this book!! So much to write (but I shall spare you for time sake 😉) I tried to keep my answers simple but there is so much going on I can’t keep it all in! Let me say tho that every day that I read this book I went into work with that mind set for the day. The Holy Spirit would show me things at work that I needed improvement on like being faithful to my coworkers no matter what they needed (even if my needs weren’t met)- hit home big time. The part on covenant relationships- will definitely serve as a GREAT reminder in my marriage as well as in my daily life. Opened my eyes to see how I should really be in my walk with the Lord- especially at work. I feel like I’ve been given more responsibilities ( good thing) now after reading the book, like it’s my duty to mature and help the next person do the same! (not gonna lie I’m sad I’m done 😔)

      • Tytus

        Amen, I would have to say the same thing as well when I was at work.. the simple things that we didn’t know is now coming into light.