An Invitation to Kingdom Humanity Fellowship Gatherings – September 2022

Greetings Fellow Leaders and Disciples,

I am excited to extend to you this invite of the upcoming meetings of Kingdom Humanity Fellowship.

Kingdom Humanity Fellowship is a relational platform for equipping churches and believers in Kingdom Humanity.

Kingdom Humanity is the Arrangement of Human Life in Christ. This Kingdom Arrangement stands in hostility, alongside the Arrangement of this world. Kingdom Humanity is the revelation that in Christ, we have a common faith that translates to a common Humanity (in the same way that Christ is the confluence of Word and flesh, of Divinity and Humanity). It is the revelation that Church is beyond just a devotional Community but represents renewal of Humanity through Christ – the firstborn of creation. Kingdom Humanity is a call to the pursuit of a faith-based Humanity. It is the new, bold expression of our faith in Christ through the three spheres of our created being: i.e. (a) spirituality (as priests living a devotional life unto God), (b) humanness (as human beings expressing Christ through our character & conduct), and (c) citizenship (as spatial beings engaged in spatial spirituality by bringing the righteousness of God to the Spaces of Life around around us).

Following upon the great work of our gatherings in the month of May this year, we have the following meetings lined up in the month of September:

1. Leadership Quarry

Church finds herself in between seasons. She’s emerging out of the trauma and “loss” of the pandemic & must get ready to press into the newness and inheritance of the next season. This necessitates for church leaders (including marketplace leaders who are placed by God in different spheres and various Kingdom vocations) to go through spiritual refreshing & formation under the leadership of Christ (“our Quarry”), who calls to form, prepare & commission us to the next season (Matt. 4:19). This is an invitation for you to gather alongside other kingdom leaders as we all allow Christ to refresh and reactivate our Callings.

Meeting Details:

Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Anthem Church

Address: 37 Mackeurtan Ave, Durban North, 4051 (South Africa)

2. Kingdom Citizenship Seminar

Kingdom Humanity is the revelation and the Call for the Church to step into a new bold expression of our Salvation in Christ through the three spheres of our created being: spirituality (or devotion), humanness & citizenship. Kingdom Citizenship is the practice of faith & the establishment of righteousness in Spaces of Life. Just as the first Adam expressed spirituality within a Space of Life (“the Garden”),  so are those in Christ (the second Adam) being called to rebuild, restore & renew Spaces of Life (Isa. 61:4). This marks a movement closer to apostle Paul’s teachings about our citizenship in Christ (Phil. 3:20, Phil. 1:27, Eph. 2:19).

Meeting Details:

Date: Thursday, 22 September 2022

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Anthem Church

Address: 37 Mackeurtan Ave, Durban North, 4051 (South Africa)

3. Celebrate Kingdom Humanity

This is going to be a prophetic act of gathering churches for the purpose of proclaiming & celebrating the Church as God’s movement of renewal of humanity through Christ. It is born out of the recognition of the “decaying” of humanity in the world. It is a call to a deeper prophetic consciousness of our true inheritance in Christ – a righteous humanity, and not simply a weekly gathering.

Meeting Details:

Date: Sunday, 25 September 2022

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Glenridge Church

Address: 65 Masabalala Yengwa Ave, Durban, 4001 (South Africa)


Live Stream


These meetings will also be streamed live. For details of the live stream, please email admin@kingdomhumanity.com

We look forward to fellowshipping and engaging with you as we all sit under the impartation of the Lord.


Yours sincerely,

Robert Ntuli

Visionary – Kingdom Humanity Fellowship (with Visionary Team)

www.kingdomhumanity.com

The State of the Kingdom Audios

Kingdom Humanity Fellowship recently hosted meetings in the city of Durban, South Africa. These were the State of the Kingdom Assembly (on Sunday 1 May 22) and the Leadership Quarry (on Monday 2 May 22). The meetings were designed to be a place of gathering for the Body of Christ, around the common burden of the Kingdom of God. Please find audio links below in order to have access to what was delivered. We will be hosting more of these kinds of meetings in the future. You may contact us at admin@kingdomhumanity.com if you wish to be informed about future meetings.

The Inaugural State of the Kingdom Assembly (Sunday, 1 May 22)

The Inaugural State of the Kingdom Assembly by Robert Ntuli

Leadership Quarry Part 1 (Monday, 2 May 22)

Leadership Quarry Part 1 by Robert Ntuli

Leadership Quarry Part 2 (Monday, 2 May 22)

Leadership Quarry Part 2 by Stan Phipps

Robert Ntuli

Visionary, Kingdom Humanity Fellowship

Invitation: The State of the Kingdom Assembly

Greetings Friends, Fellow Believers and Leaders,

Robert Ntuli

Kingdom Humanity Fellowship invites you to the following upcoming meetings… 

1) The inaugural State of the Kingdom Assembly (Sunday 1st May @ 18h30, Glenridge Church). 

2)  The Leadership Quarry (Monday 2nd May @ 09h00, Glenridge Church). 

We live in times of fragility in our world order – the groaning of creation is seen through pandemics, wars, inequality, climate change, collapse of family, immorality etc. The present-day mechanism of organizing humanity – the Republic – is increasingly challenged in bringing shalom (wellbeing, peace & prosperity) to establish human order. 

In all of this, we thank God for His Son Jesus Christ, who went to the Cross, not to simply deliver a weekly meeting (for the Law of Moses already established this), but to empower us to become and to bring the Kingdom of God to our spaces – God’s rulership, a righteous human order founded in Christ. Administration of the Kingdom of God is the foundational mission of the Church, according to Matt. 16:18&19. Church must therefore concern herself with the question, what does the coming of the Kingdom look like in a human space? 

This inaugural State of the Kingdom Assembly will be a time for pastors and believers to reflect, engage and celebrate our common and universal Kingdom burden as the Church of Jesus Christ. 

The Leadership Quarry will be a gathering for facilitating Renewal of our Kingdom Callings. It is designed for pastors and marketplace leaders (ie. Kingdom Professionals, Christian Community Activists and Entrepreneurs) who carry a burden to not simply “do ordinary work”, but to bring Kingdom Influence through their vocations. We will take time to teach on Kingdom Leadership and to engage in prophetic ministry in order to exhort and strengthen one another as ministers in God’s mission field.

These meetings will be hosted by Kingdom Humanity Fellowship – an apostolic platform for equipping Churches & Believers (Kingdom Citizens) toward a human order founded in Christ . 

Both these meetings will take place at Glenridge Church, 65 Masabalala Yengwa Ave, Durban (on top of Durban Station), and they will also be streamed live for our international friends. Please see details below:

Zoom details:

You can follow the links, register and you will receive the Zoom IDs of the meeting via email.

The Inaugural State of the Kingdom Assembly:
May 1, 2022 06:30 PM Johannesburg
Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpceGgqjkpHt3EUAcUuEXUYRXaJhN7x2Sf

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Leadership Quarry:
May 2, 2022 09:00 AM Johannesburg
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdeqorT4qH9IToRnUl_IFOM2DJr8h7Kse

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Facebook live stream:

These meetings will also be streamed live on Facebook through the Kingdom Humanity page, @kingdomhumanityfellowship.

The Visionary Team of Kingdom Humanity Fellowship looks forward to host you on the 1st and 2nd of May. 

Please email us at admin@kingdomhumanity.com for more details.

Robert Ntuli 

Visionary, 

Kingdom Humanity Fellowship

Kingdom Humanity: From Meetings to Arrangements

Sustainable Kingdom Transformation in the world will not be produced by an arbitrary people who confess Jesus as Lord, but by a Community of Disciples of Jesus who willingly & collectively allow the Lord to establish a Kosmos out of them – an Arrangement of Human Life in Christ. The world notices arrangements, not arbitrary groups. And God creates arrangements (kosmos), not arbitrary life. In the world of arrangements, what matters is not numbers but a Way of Life. This is why Noah & his small family became a formidable force. The phrase, “sin entered the world” (in Rom. 5:12) implies that sin did not only corrupt the human heart, but also arrangements of life. A Church built on the premise of Arrangement of Life in Christ will not be identified according to common congregational membership but according to common Humanity in Christ. All this means that the believer must embrace the Kingdom Mission as an existential reality, in collaboration with fellow believers, & not simply as a program & an activity. It also means that pastors have to learn to not only shepherd people, but to administer arrangements of life out of people. Jesus is coming for a “Bride that is adorned(a Kosmos). Becoming a kosmos (or an Arrangement of Life) in a fractured & chaotic world, is the ultimate apostolic mission of the Church (Rev. 21)!

Reflections on the Meaning of Freedom

Rob pic - website - first optionIn the history of mankind, we have seen this futility, where oppressive authorities fight to maintain power & inequality, and commoners fight for humanistic freedom – freedom from oppression but freedom to self-rule. And so not only has humanity dealt with systems of injustice, but since everything humanistic suffers from decay, like grass that withers over time, revolutions have themselves tended to become corrupted. A revolution is fundamentally flawed when it is inspired by a craving for the privileged condition of the oppressor. Such a craving has an underlying acknowledgement of the necessity to oppress, in order to achieve the same “privileged” condition of prosperity, as that of the oppressor. And such a craving therefore renders a revolution useless in time. For this reason, we’ve seen that passionate anger against injustice does not always make one a true advocate and ambassador of justice. Anger against unfairness must not always be equated to moral uprightness. In a day if injustice we may need angry activists, but in a day of freedom, we need morally upright visionaries. Precisely because of selfishness and injustice inherent in us, we can fight injustice against us. The wisdom of the Book of Psalms becomes a guiding moral compass in such a conflicted state. In Psalm 37:1-3 it states, “never envy the wicked! Soon they fade away like grass and disappear. Trust in the Lord instead. Be kind and good to others; then you will live safely here in the land and prosper, feeding in safety”. That is, true prosperity is not only achieved through individualistic industriousness, but also by being kind to your fellow citizens – not only referring to personal kindness, but also systemic kindness. For truly, systemically evil and corrupt societies do not last, they eventually “fade away like grass”, just as the psalmist says. And in Ps 141:4 it states the same cry, “do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat their delicacies”. Revolutions can therefore find themselves led by the most selfish and unjust of people, who simply have energy that is born out of anger. A true revolution must imagine and envision a new reality, one better than the “privileged conditions” of the oppressor. In other words, the true concept of “privilege” does not exist, as long as it is defined by the conditions or successes of the oppressor. Envisioning a new reality can sometimes lead to what looks like a form of temporary “material reversal” of one’s well-being, to achieve real Collective Well-being. This is because in the System of Creation, there is no well-being, except in the Collective. Biblically, this is what is implied in the word equity (that big word “justice” or righteousness), not meaning parity. This is exactly what Christ sought to achieve – He died in order to give life to mankind; He became sin in order to redeem us sinners, and to make us the righteousness of God, that is, to improve our human condition. He who was the only Son died in order to produce many sons. He took His privilege and extended it to the many. In this sense, the nations of the South (or the Global South) cannot base their model of prosperity upon the nations of the North (the Global North), simply because Global Humanity is yet to see a model of human prosperity that is free from oppression, blood guilt and colonialism. Even economic theories, models and graphs miss this nuance, of economic prosperity that is achieved fundamentally on the backs of slaves, and through discrimination and racism. Even the “American dream” is a construct of unjust gain, its equation is not without the component of slavery and racism. The disadvantage of humanity is that this is all we’ve seen in modern history, and this is all we know. This is the model of success that dominates our history books. So, for Africa to be exactly like Europe (or North America), Africa would have to create the same conditions that facilitated Europe’s and North America’s growth and development. We would have to start the process all over again, of taking slaves from Europe and North America across the ocean (or perhaps now by airplanes) back to Africa, to build our industries to what economists call “economic growth”. Does the African politician see this futility? Does he or she imagine a different model of development that achieves prosperity without violating mankind? Has this progressed from an idealistic wish to a conceptual reality that can become a real “household” of nations? Do African economists see this alternative reality? Does the economic equation work out, in the absence of discrimination and corruption? Or does it land us at the same position of greed as that of colonialists and oppressors, where we simply get “our turn to eat”? The Global South has a prophetic opportunity to establish a model of human prosperity that is free from blood guilt, injustice, racism and slavery. And if such a reality is achieved, not only will it usher in a new era of human well-being and prosperity in the Global South, it will also free the Global North from the bondage of its historical models of human existence. Essentially, this would usher in a new era of Global Humanity, presenting future generations with new platforms of scholarship. For this to be a reality, the Global South must begin to develop its youthful populations into a generation of scholars and prophets who will begin to imagine a better Human Arrangement and a better Social Contract. In other words, the new activist must move beyond the culture of street protest or of “lodging complaints”, he or she must possess the power to re-imagine a new vision, to communicate the vision and to mobilize around and towards the vision (Hab. 2:2-3). The new activist must possess the power to conceive a vision beyond a Class Struggle, a vision that seeks to liberate Global Humanity from a state of conflict with itself. It is for this reason that instead of staging a protest in Rome and against Caesar, as was the wish of his closest disciples (Acts 1:6), Christ went to die at the Cross, to establish a “new and a better way” of life (Heb. 10:19-22), not for a particular Class or People-Group, but for Global Humanity, including Caesar and Rome. If we choose to carry our own Cross to follow Him, we are embracing the same spirit, attitude and vision for Global Humanity. Furthermore, this process of re-imagining a better Human Arrangement must be triggered by a realization that in the abundance of scientific knowledge and theories of human prosperity, we have a drought and a deficit when it comes to concepts of human prosperity that are devoid of injustice. And so, in the continuum of time, where revolutions are inspired by the privileged conditions of oppressors, oppressive authorities and humanistic Freedom Projects of commoners become the two sides of the same darkness. When we remove the gap of time, and marry the past with the future, we see the same thing, the exact same thing. The only time humanity breaks this chain of political futility is when we fight to be free from oppression, in order to be subjects to Christ our Lord – our Kurios – the Supreme Eternal Authority from whom all Political Systems originate and to whom these systems must submit (Col. 1:16, 1 Tim. 6:15, Rev. 19:16). By the phrase, “a people who are subjects of Christ”, we are defining a citizenship developed out of reverence for God, founded on moral uprightness and geared towards Collective Well-Being – the idea that in my pursuit of personal well-being, I will not harm you. Whenever the objective and the quest for freedom is self-rule, then that Freedom Project is already corrupted. Our quest for freedom, must be motivated by a desire to be subjects of Christ. Freedom as a definition of self-rule is an anomaly in the System of Creation (or in the Kingdom of God). Try it. Such a thing simply does not exist. It is what the fallen angel, Satan, offered mankind in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3:1-6). It is the very reason we are where we are. And so when a people are engaged in a Freedom Project, they must define a set of new and better moral rules they want to subject themselves to, if they don’t, corruption becomes the inevitable outcome, or put differently, they’ll simply reinvent the conditions of their oppressor, if not worse. In other words, there is nothing as dangerous as seeking freedom without a moral foundation. A key lesson in the Book of Exodus – is that a people are delivered from a system of oppression, only to be subjected to another system, a system of moral laws based on reverence for God, moral uprightness and on the ideal of Collective Well-being. In that system, good citizenship is based on what you do or do not do to your neighbor, not on how well you take care of yourself. Statements like, “you shall not steal, kill or covet…”, imply a system of citizenship preoccupied with the well-being of the one next to you, your fellow citizen. In this order of citizenship, not only am I given personal liberty, but I am also bound by an obligation towards the wellbeing of my fellow citizens. And as we see in the Book of Exodus, when the freed slaves refuse this new order, corruption and chaos become the inevitable outcome. Oppression must therefore be defined as a denial from realizing a dream of a better human arrangement based on the imperative for moral uprightness and collective well-being. Where the fight against oppression is understood to be a quest to be the same as the oppressor, then it is already tainted with elements of corruption, only time will tell. Without realizing it, in such a “revolutionary project”, we’ve taken the privileged but corrupted condition of the oppressor, and have made it our inspiration and vision. In such a process, we are “walking in the counsel of the wicked, we are standing in the way of sinners, and are sitting in the seat of mockers” and do not realize that “better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous” (Ps. 37:16-17).  The nuance behind Paul’s instruction to the slaves, to (continue to) serve their masters, but now “as unto the Lord” (see Eph. 6:5-9 and Col. 3:22-4:1), is that in the process of being liberated by Christ, we are saved from craving the corrupted privilege of our oppressor, essentially sharing in his blood guilt (and or to go up the “ladder” or to take the only options that the corrupt system offers us, should we wish to be rich). We are empowered to “subversively”  influence the condition of the master’s life by offering our freewill service. Here we are no longer a slave to a man, but we are slaves to Christ, and have the power to influence the master’s heart by the power of our unconditional and unmerited love towards him. We break the chain of causality in that the earthly master no longer has power to shape our will, attitude and emotions. Our actions can no longer be attributed to the input factors of the earthly master. In the same way, Paul’s instructions to earthly masters (or modern day owners of Capital), to treat their slaves well and beyond the definitions of the legal code of the system of the day (whatever that looks like for our employees, house maids etc. in modern day systems) is because each time the master treats his slave well (who is essentially a fellow human), and with justice and generosity, he regains his own humanity, godliness and peace. And each time he does the contrary, he loses his own humanity, godliness and peace. So in reality, the master does not have “authority” over his slaves, rather, he is a slave unto his own greed. For this reason, those who have riches and power have truly lived the most troubled lives, and have tended to lack in the fundamentals of life like peace, family, trust etc. Nothing built out of blood guilt, oppression and injustice is sustainable and peaceful. In other words, sometimes we are oppressed, not by external forces, but by our own greed that our oppressors resemble before us. We see in them who we are internally. It is that craving to be like our oppressor, that we sometimes confuse with the idea of revolution. 

Robert Ntuli

Pastor – LivingStones Agency

Visionary Leader – Kingdom Humanity Fellowship

Durban, South Africa

Resources

Please follow the links below to access other resources relevant to the current pandemic…

  1. “I can’t breathe”: How can Church deconstruct Racism?
  2. Mr President: We shall err on the side of Caution
  3. On the Issue of Essentiality of Church
  4. The Lockdown Debate and the Issue of the Vantage Point
  5. The Doctrine of Suffering – Part 1
  6. The Doctrine of Suffering – Part 2
  7. Covid-19: A Prophetic characterization of the current pandemic (part 1)
  8. Covid-19: A prophetic characterization of the current pandemic (part 2)
  9. Restating the foundations of the New Covenant
  10. Drivers for effective life in the current season of the pandemic
  11. Doing church in the crisis of coronavirus
  12. Note: if you wish to listen to the podcast I referred to earlier in this article, on the story of my Personal Salvation and journey of Transformation, please follow the link A conversation with Ps Robert Ntuli.

Our first Kingdom Humanity Gathering for 2020!

Habakkuk 2:2 Then the lord said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.
3 This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.

The first Kingdom Humanity Gathering for 2020 took off in high spirits, this Thursday.

Brothers & Sisters from different Churches stood in fellowship and dived into scripture together, to possess our joint inheritance of God’s Wisdom for our progressive movement from the Humanity of the World…to the Humanity of Christ!

Join us again for our next Gathering with Brothers & Sisters in the City.

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