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Insights From Gerald Duran

Where God Refines You.

Someplace between your God-planted dreams and your destiny is a refinement process called "the fire".

It's hot, but there's a great reward for not quitting God's process of refinement. 

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Psalm 66:10-12 NIV - For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver. You brought us into...

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As the Ekklesia — You Have Power.

If you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, you are a marketplace minister. Period. Jesus referred to us, His church (the people) as His Ekklesia. The marketplace is your pulpit.

The word Ekklesia is the body of Christ assembled to conduct government business. Kingdom business.

It's the greek word Jesus...

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Manure For Your Growth

I'd like to dissect this reality as a Kingdom entrepreneur ... Failure.

It's inevitable, painful, and manure for your growth.

Success is failure turned inside out. And every entrepreneur who has experienced much success understands this intimately. 

Failure is part of the path to success, it's...

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Partnering With God In The Marketplace

What does it mean to partner with God in the marketplace?

Since most of us will work 100,000 hours of our lives in the marketplace, what a privilege to actually do something that matters, something with purpose.

An actual assignment from our Creator. A calling with an anointing from God.

Throughout...

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Your identity is found in who God says you are.

When you have someone that doesn’t know who they are, everything they do will be an effort to try to make themselves into something — to create their own identity.

One of the most important revelations we can get from the Word of God is to understand who we are in Christ.

Identifying...

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I'm sorry to inform you ... Size Matters.

You’ve been lied to about this.

Despite what you’ve been told, the size of your dinky little … PAYCHECK matters!

Whether you're an entrepreneur or an employee, what you actually get paid matters.

The size of your paycheck determines ...

- where you live
- how you live
- where...

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Marketplace Ministry Impact

When you bring the Kingdom of God into the marketplace — it will bless, multiply and prosper everything and everyone who receives it.

Two notable marketplace examples:

When Jesus first began recruiting disciples.

#1 - Jesus brought the Kingdom of God into a fishing enterprise. The business...

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It's true — a man can be pregnant.

If you are pregnant with a God assignment as a Kingdom entrepreneur or investor — it's time to deliver the baby.

Your assignment will always be tied to the great commission:

- to disciple people and nations

- to transform everyone and everything around you with the Kingdom of God.

God...

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Meet Jesus the Lion

Let’s get something straight about Jesus.

Not fake Jesus, that’s a version many have invented in their minds.

That’s the made-up Jesus that goes along to get along.

Oftentimes people will say, “Well, it’s all about love!” and that’s true. But they've often...

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If you are a Kingdom Entrepreneur, enemies will attack you.

They did it to Jesus, the disciples, and they will do it to you. It's not a matter of if, it's when.

They will accuse and lie about you with intent to kill, steal and destroy your future. These attacks will come from enemy fire and surprisingly, friendly fire.

- God's enemies are your enemies. They...

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Player vs. Spectator

What's the big difference between a player and a spectator?

While both may have very different points of view and opinions, only players can score points. That's impact.

Players make the difference, they are the changemakers of this world. If you are looking to have an impact in the marketplace,...

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