Partnership is an awesome and powerful thing when it is done in line with the Word of God. My goal in this article is to reveal to you what partnership is, according to the Word of God. I want to start this article off by making a promise to you, that this God-ordained partnership that we are beginning will never be about what you can do for us, and it will always be about what we can do for you. You will never receive a letter from me trying to get you to meet the needs of this ministry. Partnership is not a marketing strategy for this ministry to raise finances. God is our source and our supply and we look to no man, woman, or group of people to meet our needs. This partnership is about how much more we can accomplish together than we ever could as individuals. We want to give people the opportunity to be a part of what God is doing through this ministry. There are people who God has called to partner with the vision of this ministry and those are the people who we want as partners. This partnership that you are entering into is a sacred, pure, and holy relationship established by God.
Our partnership will be based on the principles of partnership from the Word of God. The relationship that we share will be free from all pressure. You will never be pressured by us to give to this ministry. This ministry will never do anything to pressure you to meet our needs financially or any other way. We are all about you and about meeting the needs of our partners and people all around the world.
My responsibility to you is to be a part of your spiritual growth and progress as a believer. I will spend time studying, praying, fasting, and seeking God to find out what He would have me to minister to you, so that your spirit can be fed and your needs can be met. I believe that there are always individual messages behind the message itself that meet the needs of each individual person who is hearing the Word of God being taught. I will be diligent in study and prayer, receiving revelation knowledge from God so that I can preach the uncompromised word to you, enabling you to grow in the Word of God and reach places spiritually that you have never been before. We want all of our partners to experience days of Heaven on the Earth and the only way to get you to that place is to preach and teach the uncompromised Word of God to you. Another responsibility I accept and commitment that I make to you through this partnership is that you will never go a day without prayer. When you become a partner with this ministry you will be prayed over every day (we will go over that prayer later in this letter). Through this partnership my commitment to you is to set my faith in agreement with yours believing that you are walking in the fullness of God’s Word. We desire to see you experiencing God’s best in every area of your life.
You might be saying, “Well what does this partnership require of me?” Partnership in any situation is always based on relationship and relationship always requires commitment on the part of all parties involved. With that said, partnership with this ministry requires no financial commitment whatsoever. All I ask of you is that you pray and seek God’s wisdom on what He wants you to do where this ministry is concerned. He will reveal it to you and when He does, just do what He says. And that’s it. How you fulfill your part in your partnership with this ministry is between you and God and when you find out what He wants you to do, then it’s your responsibility to keep up with it and do it.
We consider it an honor to have you as a partner with this ministry. The fact that you’ve made us a part of your walk with God and your spiritual growth is a responsibility that we do not take lightly. We will preach the Word of God to you in an uncompromised manner and we will do it with all of our might, so that you can experience victory in every area of your life. If you’re a born again child of God you were born again to win. 2 Corinthians 2:14 says, “Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ.” Revelation 12:11 says, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony.” Romans 8:31 says, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:37 says, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Isaiah 54:17 says, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper.” 1 John 5:4 says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.” 1 John 4:4 says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” Praise God! See you were born to win! What this ministry is going to do is dig into the Word of God and teach you how to experience victory on the highest level. As a believer you have no business being defeated by Satan. You have no business being defeated by someone who you have authority over. Hosea 4:6 say, “My people are destroyed (cut off) for lack of knowledge.” Notice people are cut off from God’s provision and God’s protection because of what they do not know. God doesn’t want them cut off, but people cut themselves off and get destroyed when they lack knowledge. Too many Christians have been losing at the game of life and not experiencing God’s best because of what they do not know. Well praise God, those days are over forever! We are going to fill you up with revelation knowledge from the Word of God and equip you in every way we can to see to it that you walk in the victory that Jesus obtained for you on the cross at Calvary.
In Philippians 1:3-5 the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Philippi and said, “I thank God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.” That word fellowship there in the original Greek means, the close association between persons, emphasizing what is common between them; by extension, participation, sharing, contribution, and gift. It is the outcome of such a close relationship that it manifests itself in distribution, communication, and communion. This word can be translated partnership. It describes a covenant relationship between two parties who have common interests. The purpose of their relationship is to accomplish something that neither of them could do alone. Biblical partnership is not about what you can do for me or what I can do for you. Biblical partnership is about doing whatever each of us has to do to accomplish the vision or goal that we have set out to accomplish. Each one of us has a part to play in this partnership. The Apostle Paul had partners with his ministry. He knew that he could not minister the gospel alone and neither could the Philippians. It took all of them together to accomplish this great assignment.
In verses 19 and 20 of that same chapter Paul writes, “For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or death.” The Apostle Paul is acknowledging that without the prayers of his partners and the supply of the Holy Spirit he would be ashamed and fall short of what God had called him to do. He’s acknowledging the importance of his partners’ prayers in his ministry. Remember earlier he said that he always thanks God for his partners and makes requests for his partners with great joy. In other words there is a prayer cycle going on here where Paul is praying for his partners daily and they are praying for him.
The Apostle Paul also addresses this in Ephesians 6:18-20. He wrote, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. We think of the Apostle Paul as a very bold and courageous man, and he was. However, he attributes his boldness to declare the Word of God to the prayers of his partners. He is acknowledging that the prayers of his partners have everything to do with his anointing to declare the Word of God with great boldness. Paul expected his partners to pray and with their prayers he fully expected that the Holy Spirit would supply him with the boldness necessary to preach the Word of God. The actual boldness came from the Spirit of God, but the prayers by his partners helped take his boldness to another level spiritually.
Even when Jesus came to the Earth to fulfill his ministry he looked for people who were willing to become partners with him in preaching the gospel of the Kingdom. He started with twelve disciples who partnered with him. Jesus needed their prayers. In Matthew 26 he told his disciples to watch and pray while he went up to pray with the Father. At that moment he was under great attack and needed the prayers and support of his partners. In perhaps his greatest hour of need, Jesus looked to his partners for support.
Partner, I want to let you know that God has called this ministry to do some big things that no one man can do alone. Notice, not even the Apostle Paul or Jesus trounced around with their chest out saying, “I’ve been gifted and anointed by God and I can do this all by myself.” No, they needed partners. They needed people who God called to partner with them. If Jesus needed the prayers and support of his partners and the Apostle Paul needed the prayers and support of his partners, then we certainly need your prayers and support to complete what God has called us to do. Deuteronomy 32:20, says “How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up?” Partner, I want to let you know there’s power in numbers, and when we come into partnership with one another we can accomplish much greater things together than we ever could as individuals.
YOU HAVE A PART TO PLAY AND IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART
If God has called you to partner with this ministry, then you have a part to play and your part is an important part. Remember how the Apostle Paul acknowledged the importance of the prayers and the support of his partners. If God has called you to partner with this ministry, you are very important to the assignment that God has given us. Don’t be a spectator in this partnership. When you partner with a ministry you are partnering with a man or woman of God, but more specifically you are partnering with a vision or an assignment. When you partner with Matthew Allaria Ministries you are partnering with an assignment to take the uncompromised Word of God all over the world, teaching people how to walk in their authority as believers, experiencing days of Heaven on the Earth.
I know somebody might hear that and think, “Well all I do is pray and sow financial seed into the ministry. How is that such an important part.?” Well, like one of my spiritual Father’s says, “Who’s more important the guy who preaches the message, or the guy who supplied the prayer and the money that put the gas in the tank to get him to the place to preach?” You see one’s no good without the other and one’s no more important than the other. We are at our best when we work together to reach our maximum potential as believers.
Somebody else might say, “Yeah, but because you’re the man of God and the one preaching messages your reward will be greater than mine and your part is more important to God than my part.” Well scripturally that’s just not the case. In 1 Samuel 30 David and his men had just gotten back from battle and found their camp in ruins. The Amaliekites had come and destroyed their camp and took their wives and their children captive. David sought the Lord to find out what to do and the Lord said, “Pursue, overtake, and recover all.” So David and six hundred of his men went after the enemy. However, fighting the way they had fought and marching the way they were towards the enemy got very exhausting and 200 of his men were too exhausted to go any further. David instructed the weary ones to stay behind and guard the supplies and the four hundred other men went on and defeated the enemy, recovering all the spoil, their wives, their children, and even the spoil the Amaliekites had stolen from other camps. When David and those four hundred men got back to camp the men didn’t want to split up the spoil and plunder with the two hundred men that had stayed back, but David put a stop to that. He said in verses 24 and 25, “Who would listen to you in this matter? For as is the share of him who goes into the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage. They shall share alike. And from that day to this he made it a statute and ordinance for Israel.” David made it an ordinance in Israel that the guy who fights on the front lines, gets the same reward as the guy who stays home and guards the camp. My point is this, in God’s eyes your part in this ministry is just as important as my part and my reward is no greater than your reward. Whether you’re out on the front lines preaching the gospel or at home supporting the one who is out on the front lines, it’s no different in God’s eyes. When Matthew Allaria Ministries has a meeting and 1,000 people get saved, in Heaven that goes on your record as well as mine. In Heaven’s eyes you’re the one that prayed the prayer of salvation with them. If Matthew Allaria Ministries has a meeting and I lay hands on a person who has cancer and they get healed, Heaven has it recorded that you laid hands on them. Without your prayer and support I wouldn’t even be in front of the sick person to lay hands on them and God knows that. The important thing in partnership is to be where God has called you to be. If you are the one who is called to be at home guarding the camp and you’re out on the frontlines then God’s got a problem. Or if you are supposed to be out on the frontlines and you’re at home, that’s a problem too. You are a soldier in the army of God and you are on a mission from Heaven to occupy, rule, and reign on the Earth until Jesus comes back. You might be on the frontlines or you might be at home guarding the camp, either way your assignment is equally important in the eyes of God. Matthew 10:40-42 says, He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me. He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. This scripture is telling us that the one who receives the prophet gets the reward of a prophet. The person who sends the man or woman of God gets the same reward as the man or woman of God. As believers we have a tendency to place a higher level of importance on the apostle, prophet, evangelist, teacher, and pastor than the born-again child of God who is not called to an office of ministry. In our minds we’ve thought the man or woman of God who is called to full time ministry is more important than the child of God who’s not called to full-time ministry, but God doesn’t see it like that. God knows that one is no good without the other. I don’t care how anointed a man or woman of God is, without the right people around him and supporting him, his ministry won’t get out of sight. You see partner, God sees your part in this ministry as being vitally important. Do not take your partnership with this ministry lightly. Do not take what God has called you to do where your partnership with this ministry is concerned lightly. You have an important part to play and if you don’t play that part it might cost a person across the globe an opportunity to hear the uncompromised Word of God and having their life changed forever.
Each and every born-again child of God has been called to go into all the world and preach the gospel. In Mark 16:15 Jesus said, And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He said go into all the world. Jesus isn’t just talking to the preacher in this scripture; he’s talking to every born-again child of God. If you’re born-again you have an assignment to preach this gospel to all the world and if you aren’t personally called to go, it is your responsibility to send someone else. You might be called to support the one who’s preaching the message. When you are supporting him, you are going into all the world and preaching the gospel because you sent the one who went and in God’s eyes your reward is the same. All of us have an assignment to preach the gospel all over the world. Whether you are the one going to preach or the one sending the preacher, you are held accountable to this assignment. That’s why partnership is important. I’ll never tell you or anybody else you need to be a partner with my ministry. That will not come out of my mouth. God might not be calling you to partner with this ministry and that’s okay. However, He is calling you to partner with a ministry or ministries somewhere, and you need to pray and find out which ones He is calling you to be a part of. You need to be partnered with somebody because you need to be supporting the call of, “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel.”
THE ANOINTING OF PARTNERSHIP
In Philippians 1:3:7, the Apostle writes to his partners at Philippi and says, “3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, 5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. This word grace here is referring to the anointing (the empowerment, strength) that was on the Apostle Paul’s life to do what God called him to do. He is writing to his partners and he says because of our partnership you are partakers of my grace or my anointing. He was telling them that the same anointing that was on him as an Apostle had become available to them so that they could minister the Word of God in their arena of life. In 1 Corinthians 15:10 the Apostle Paul writes, “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” This grace or this anointing that made Paul all that he was became available to his partners at Philippi. So every gift and every anointing that was bestowed upon him became available to them through partnership. There’s a divine connection and a flow of anointing in partnership that is so powerful. The grace or anointing that is on the men and women of God who have been anointed and called into full-time ministry are available to believers through partnership. A good example of this is when the disciples were called by Jesus and they responded by partnering with him. As a result of partnering with him, the same anointing that flowed in his life flowed in their lives as well (Luke 9:1-2). They came back to Jesus and were excited about the anointing that had been working through them and Jesus said I have given unto you all the power over the enemy (Luke 10:19). That anointing was transferred to them through their partnership with him. That’s what the Apostle Paul was telling his partners at Philippi. He was telling them through our partnership the same anointing that is on me is now available to you.
I have seen this work powerfully in my life. When I became partners with Jesse Duplantis Ministries, the anointing that flowed in his life began to work in my life. If you know him, you know that he has an anointing of joy. Well prior to my partnership with his ministry I wasn’t a very joyful person. However, I remember when I partnered up with his ministry that anointing that was on him got on me and it got on me to the point that people very close to me hardly recognized me. That anointing was transferred through partnership. Later on, I partnered with Kenneth Copeland Ministries and if you know him or follow his ministry you know that he operates under an awesome gift of revelation knowledge in the Word of God. By that I mean he gains great insight and revelation into the scripture. After I partnered with his ministry, that gift began to work in my life and I saw things in the Word of God that I had never seen before in my life. Revelation began to flow in my life and it was through the anointing of partnership. The anointings on those two men of God were made available to me through partnership, and when I connected to their ministries those anointings began to work in my life.
It is important for you to understand that the anointing on the man or woman of God is not for the man or woman of God. The anointing on his or her life is for the people that he or she ministers to. The anointing on me is not for me, it’s for you, my partners, and the people that I minister to. This gets powerful when the mechanic, doctor, or secretary, who has partnered up with an anointed man or woman of God, goes out into their profession to do what God has called them to do, but he or she through partnership is now going with the anointing of the ministry or minister who they have partnered with. Now you have the mechanic out there in the garage 40 hours a week, with an anointing to understand the Word of God and minister to the people of the world who come to get their car fixed. You’ve got a doctor in his office 40 hours a week, with an anointing to lay hands on the sick and see them recover. You’ve got a secretary out in the world for 40 hours every week with an anointing of the evangelist who can win people to the Lord. Ephesians 4:11 says, “11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” Look closely at this scripture. It says the gifts were given to the men and women of God to perfect the saints not the world. The gifts and anointing of God were given to the men and women of God to edify the body of Christ not the world. Then through the anointing of partnership, the saints are supposed to go out into the world with those gifts, win the world, and then bring them back to the man or woman of God who can build that person up. This scripture says in verse twelve that the gifts are given for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry. A saint is simply a person who is born-again. If you’re born again you have a ministry. It might not be a full-time ministry that travels around the world to preach the gospel. It might be a ministry as a secretary to allow God to flow through you at the workplace and minister to the people that you encounter throughout the day. If you are a grocery store clerk, your ministry is down there at the grocery store. If you are a mechanic, your ministry is down there at that garage. There are people who would never go to church, consequently the man or woman of God who is called to full-time ministry might never cross paths with that person. However, that same person who would never go to church will go to the grocery store. When they go, you’ll be there waiting for them with the same anointing flowing in your life that is flowing in the man or woman of God’s life who you have partnered with. Like the secretary, mechanic, or grocery store clerk when you partner up with a ministry you are going out into your field of ministry with that same anointing that is on the man or woman of God, and that’s when we begin to change the world. As believers we’ve been trained to think that ministry can only happen when somebody is behind a pulpit preaching a message. However, ministry is allowing God and His Word to work in you and through you to meet the needs of the people. The ministers of the Gospel equip the saints and the gifts that are on them are to be transferred to the saints. Therefore the saints can go out into the battlefield of the world and operate in those gifts to win the world for the Kingdom of God. That’s not to say that the man or woman of God, who has been gifted and anointed by God, will never minister to the world. He or she is a saint also and he or she should be winning the world as well. However, the man or woman of God’s main calling in life is to equip the saints for the work of ministry so they can win the lost and dying world. Praise God! Are you beginning to see the power of partnership!
The anointing that’s on me as a minister of the gospel comes on you when we connect to this ministry through partnership. Remember the Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 1:7 to his partners and said, “You are partakers of my grace (anointing).” Well partner I’m writing to you saying that you are partakers of my anointing. The same gifts and anointings that are on me are available to you through our partnership.
THE POWER IN PARTNERSHIP
Why spend so much time on partnership? Why must we connect? In Ephesians 4:16 the Apostle Paul talks about it. He writes, “For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love. The Apostle Paul is telling us that we cannot get the most out of our body until each part begins to work together. Why is partnership so important? Well just think about your right arm for a second. Let’s start with your fingers and thumb. Imagine if your thumb wouldn’t partner with your index finger and work together. That thumb could get little to nothing done by itself and that index finder could get little to nothing done by itself. However, when they partner and work together they can accomplish things together that they never could have accomplished as individuals. Now imagine if your other three fingers would not partner up with your index finger and thumb and imagine how much more they could do if they partnered up and worked together. Let’s say that they do partner up and all your fingers and your thumb is working together, but they won’t partner up with actual hand itself. Now the hand is trying to do things without the fingers and it can’t accomplish those things, and the fingers and thumb are trying to do things without the hand that they can’t accomplish. One day they partner up. Now the fingers and the hand are working together and they are really getting some things done. Imagine now that the forearm and hand will not partner up. So the hand can do some things without the forearm and the forearm can do some things without the hand, but one day they partner up. Now they can accomplish things together that they never could have before. The problem now is the upper arm (bicep and shoulder) is not partnered with the forearm. Consequently there are things that they can both do alone, but they each cannot accomplish alone what they could if they partnered and worked together. So they partner up and now you have a whole right arm that can accomplish so much more than the thumb could as an individual. Every time a partnership was made the thumb got stronger and was able to do more. You see now why one can put a thousand to flight, but two can put 10,000 to flight. That’s the power in partnership.
Partnership becomes powerful when the two parts involved purposely come together to accomplish one goal. Biblical partnership is not just something that you can be loose with. You have to know the goal and the vision that you are striving towards and then work together to accomplish that vision. Imagine if the thumb and the index finger were loose with their partnership and neither of them knew what the other was trying to accomplish. Now they weren’t against each other, but they weren’t purposely involved together through partnership. When you partner with Matthew Allaria Ministries we are purposely working together to take the uncompromised Word of God all over the world, teaching people how to walk in their authority and dominion as believers, so that they can experience days of Heaven on the Earth. Biblical partnership is not loose; it’s holy, sacred, and God-ordained. Biblical partnership is two parts purposely becoming involved in each other to accomplish a common goal and there is nothing loose or casual about it.
Somebody might say, “Well why do we need to partner up with individual ministries when we are all supposed to be partnered up with the whole body of Christ?” Well look back at that example and think about the first partnership that took place; the thumb and index finger. Now think about the limitations of the arm as whole if those two wouldn’t have partnered up first. The thumb and index finger have to partner up first before they can reach their full potential and be beneficial to the arm are as a whole. I might be the thumb in the Body of Christ, but before I can operate at my fullest potential and be beneficial to the body as a whole, I need to partner up with that index finger. You might be a pinky in the body of Christ, but before you can fully benefit the Body of Christ as a whole you’ve got to get connected with the ministry that God is calling you to get connected with. When you get connected with that ministry and they begin to minister the Word of God to you and the gifts that flow in their lives are flowing in your life then you are growing stronger as an individual. When you begin to support that ministry the way God tells you to support it, you are strengthening that ministry and enhancing it. Through partnership each one of you as individuals has reached a place where you are more beneficial to the body as a whole. Let’s say for instance that God is calling you to partner with Matthew Allaria Ministries. That means that you have something to offer us and we have something to offer you as well. Now individually without one another we can’t reach our fullest potential, but together we can. So you partner with us and we begin to minister the Word of God to you. Now you’re growing spiritually and the same gifts and anointings that are in my life come to you through partnership. You’re supporting this ministry with prayer, finances, or whatever other way God tells you to support this ministry. Consequently, this ministry is able to do things that we couldn’t do before you were supporting us, and you are reaching a place spiritually and doing things in the Kingdom of God that you couldn’t do prior to us supporting you. Through this partnership each one of us has reached a place as individuals that we never could have reached without this partnership and now we are more beneficial to the Body of Christ as a whole.
I’m not talking about separating the body of Christ through partnership. I’m talking about bringing it together through the partnership. The last thing we need is more separation. I’m talking about you partnering up with the church and ministries that you’re supposed to be partnered with so that the Body of Christ can come together as a whole. There are ministries out there that you are not called to individually partner up with because you’re not called in that area. It doesn’t mean that ministry is wrong in what they are doing; it just means that you’re not called to partner with them. That doesn’t mean you’re against them or they are against you, it just means that God isn’t calling you to partner with them. Take a church for instance. Have you ever been in a church that you just didn’t feel comfortable in? You just didn’t feel like that was the place for you. But all around you that church is ministering to people and people are receiving the Word of God. I’m not talking about a church that is preaching some junk that isn’t the Word of God. I’m talking about a place that is preaching the Word of God, but you just don’t feel at home. Well that doesn’t mean that the Church is bad or the Pastor is wrong. It just means God’s not calling you to partner with them.
I heard it described like this. Imagine the goal of the Body Christ is like building a house. You have some in the Body of Christ who are called and anointed to do the plumbing, some who are called to do the electrical work, some who are called to put the roof on, and so on. The plumber is not against the electrician and the electrician is not against the plumber. They are working together to build the house, but individually in what God has called them to do. They are both on the same page with the blueprint and they are both striving towards a common goal. However, to reach that common goal the electrician and plumber each have individual assignments that they must accomplish before the bigger goal will be reached. They both know that without each other they won’t experience the most out of their trade. Without electricity you can have all the plumbing you want, but you won’t get the most out of that plumbing because the water will not be hot. Without the plumbing you can have all the electricity that you want, but the house with the nice electricity in it is going to smell like pig farm because you cannot get rid of the sewage, nor take a shower. The electricity and plumbing together will give you a fully functioning house that is nice to live in. You might not be called to do the plumbing or support the plumbing in the Body of Christ, but you shouldn’t be against the plumbers. You should be for them and on the same page with them because without them the house is in trouble. At the same time, if the plumbers start going against the blueprint and try to put the toilet on the roof then things have to change. You still love the plumbers, you pray for the plumbers, you don’t talk negatively about them, but you can’t partner with that or agree with that. When people preach some junk that’s not the word of God and get away from the blueprint of God’s Word, you still love those people, you pray for them, you don’t talk negatively about them, but as a believer you can’t agree with that or partner with that because you don’t want a toilet on the roof of your house. Ideally, what we will have is every branch of construction working together on the same blueprint towards reaching the common goal of finishing the house. Ideally in the Body of Christ what you have is each branch of gifts and anointings doing their part individually working on the same blueprint to reach the common goal of producing Heaven on the Earth and winning the world for the Kingdom of God.
Let’s look again at Ephesians 4:16. It says, “For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love. There are two very important things to take note of in this scripture. The first is when the Apostle Paul says, “When each part.” This word part is obviously where we get our word “partnership.” That means that each part has a role to play in this partnership if we are going to be successful. The second thing we need to look at is, “each part has power adapted to its need” and when that part works properly it benefits the whole Body of Christ. Every member of the Body of Christ has a special gift and anointing in their life that God has given them to benefit the body as a whole. You have a special gift and anointing on your life that God has given to you. That gift is to benefit the Body of Christ and meet the needs of people. If God has called you to partner with this ministry you have a part to play and the anointing to play that part and that’s something that you should never take lightly.
PUTTING OUR FAITH WITH YOURS
Partner we want to put our faith with yours and stand on God’s Word with you in agreement for victory in your life. Matthew 18:19 says, “Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” We want to come in agreement with you and stand with you for the victory that you are standing in faith for. We want your prayer requests and your faith declarations because we want to stand in agreement with you and see God’s best manifest in your life.
In 2 Kings 4 there was a Shunammite woman who supported Elisha the prophet of God. In fact, she was so persistent in doing so, to the point she forced him to stay at her house and eat bread. That woman told her husband that she believed that Elisha was a man of God and she told her husband that they should make a room for him so that when he was in town ministering the Word of God he would have a place to stay. So they built a room in their house for the prophet of God. One day Elisha asked his servant Gehazi to go get the woman and he said to her you’ve been kind to care for us what can we do for you. The woman basically said that she was satisfied and that she didn’t need anything. Elisha said to Gehazi, there’s got to be something we can do for her. Gehazi said, she doesn’t have a child and her husband is past the age of where he can have a child. So Elisha said to the woman, you’re going to have a son. She said, “Don’t lie to me,” revealing that her faith alone wasn’t enough to receive that. However, she had partnered with this man of God and Elisha didn’t have any trouble believing God for this. You need to understand that this woman wasn’t born again, but you are, and you can’t just get away with using somebody else’s faith all the time. However, what you can do is put your faith in agreement with ours. Draw on our faith to your advantage. Use our faith and agreement to help you with those “faith projects” that seem to be a little more than you can believe God for on your own. We want to help you and be a part of your victories and triumph!
MY PRAYER FOR YOU
This is an outline of the prayer that we pray over our partners everyday. Read it, add your faith to it, and receive it into your life.
Father, I praise You and bless You and thank You for my partners. Lord, I thank you for every prayer that's ever been prayed for me and Matthew Allaria Ministries that is in line with Your Word and in line with Your will and I receive it by faith.
Father, I pray Psalm 23 over all of my partners. I thank You Lord that You are their Shepherd and because of it they do not lack in any area of their lives. I thank You that they lie down by the prospering green fields. I thank You that you lead them beside the still waters. I thank You Lord that You are leading them on paths of righteousness for Your name's sake. I thank You Lord that no matter what attack any of my partners are facing today that they are fearing no evil because You are with them. I thank You Lord that You are with my partners everywhere they go. I thank You Lord, that You are comforting my partners in every way possible. I thank You Lord that You have prepared days of Heaven on the Earth for my partners in the presence of their enemies. I thank You Lord that my partners are experiencing an overflow of Your goodness, prosperity, healing, and victory in every area of their lives. I thank You Lord that Your goodness and love is working in the lives of my partners and I thank You that they are living as children in Your family.
Father, I pray Psalm 103 for all of my Partners. I thank You that their iniquities are forgiven and completely wiped out. I thank you that my partners walk free from all guilt and condemnation. I thank You Lord that sickness and disease are taken from their midst, and their youth is renewed like the eagles'. I thank You Lord that their lives are redeemed from destruction.
Father, I pray Psalm 91 over my partners and I thank You that they are dwelling in the secret place of the Most High by walking in the Love of God. I thank You Lord that You are their fortress and refuge. I thank You that my partners put their trust in You. I thank You Lord that You have delivered my partners from every evil attack that comes against them. I thank You for covering my partners with Your protection. I thank You Lord that my partners live their lives free from fear. I thank You Lord that no evil befalls my partners, neither does any plague come near their dwelling. I thank You Lord for giving Your angels charge over my partners and keeping them in all their ways. In my partners' pathways is life and there is no death. With long life You are satisfying my partners and showing them Your great salvation.
Father, I pray Isaiah 54:13-17 for all my partners. Great is the peace of their children. I thank You that every family member of my partners is saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, and living passionately for God. I thank You that my partners are established in righteousness. My partners are far from oppression because they do not fear. They are far from terror and it does not come near them. I thank You Lord that no weapon formed against my partners prospers.
Father, I pray Ephesians 1:16-23 for them. I thank You Lord that You have given my partners the Spirit of wisdom and revelation to know you in a more intimate way. I thank You that the eyes of their understanding are opened so that they can see the great calling that you've placed on their lives and so that they can see the great, rich, and wonderful inheritance that they have obtained because they are Your children. I thank You that my partners have a full and complete revelation of the power, authority and dominion that they have as believers, knowing that the same power which You worked in Christ when You raised Jesus from the dead abides on the inside of them. I thank you Lord that my partners have a full understanding today that they are seated with Christ far above all principality, power, might, dominion and every name that is named.
Father, I pray Ephesians 3:14-20 over my partners. I thank You that the Holy Spirit is strengthening their spirits, so that the anointing can dwell in their hearts. I thank You today that my partners are rooted and grounded in love. I thank You Lord that my partners are good stewards of the commandment of love and that they are growing in that commandment daily. I thank You that my partners are getting a deeper revelation of Your love for them every day of their lives. I thank You that they are seeing how high Your love is, how wide Your love is, and how deep Your love is. I thank You that they are receiving a full revelation of the love of (Christ) the anointed one. I thank You that my partners are seeing You do exceeding, abundantly, above all that they ask or think according to the love that is working in them.
Father, I pray Colossians 1:9-13, thanking You that my partners are filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. I thank You that my partners are not ignorant of Your will for their lives, but they have a full understanding of Your will. I thank You that my partners are not ignorant of the truth of Your Word. I thank You that they fully know and understand what Your Word says for every area of their lives. I thank You that great revelation flows into their lives. I rebuke spiritual ignorance among us. I rebuke spiritual ignorance from among my partners. I thank You that my partners are pleasing You in all that they do and I thank You that they are being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of You. I thank You that my partners are strengthened with all might according to Your glorious power. I thank You Lord for delivering them from the authority of darkness and translating them into the kingdom of Your dear Son.
Father, I pray 1 Thessalonians 5:23 over my partners and I thank You that You set apart my partners wholly unto Yourself - spirit, soul, and body. They are preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus, the anointed One.
Now, Lord, my partners have invested their goods, time, effort, and prayer into this ministry. I thank You Lord that my partners receive an abounding, overflowing, supernatural harvest for every seed that they've sown into this ministry. Father, I pray the Anointing of God that is in and on me and the corporate anointing that is in and on Matthew Allaria Ministries be in the household, the ministry, and business affairs of every partner that we have. I thank You that this anointing that you've given to me is on them as they fulfill the calling that You've placed on their lives. Let it be on them and in the lives of their children to remove burdens and destroy yokes, in the Name of Jesus.
For every apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher, who is a partner with this ministry, I thank You for increasing the anointing on their lives. I call their ministries and churches abounding, overflowing, and experiencing Your best in every way. Fill their pulpits with a fresh passion, a fresh desire, and a fresh anointing!
Now, Satan, I bind You and cast You out of all the affairs of my partners. I plead the blood of Jesus over every person, family, household, business, ministry, and church that is in partnership with Matthew Allaria Ministries. I thank You Lord that You have redeemed my partners from the curse of the law. Father I thank You that my partners walk in the fullness of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, experiencing days of Heaven on the Earth. I call my partners healed from the top of their heads to the soles of their feet. I call my partners rich, overflowing, and abundantly supplied in the area of finances. I call promotion over them in their work places. I call their businesses and companies prospering and overflowing with business. I speak victory over the lives of my partners. I call my partners peaceful, joyful, courageous, strong, determined, delivered, blessed and victorious! I call my partners full of the wisdom and knowledge of God in every area of their lives. I bind and rebuke every part of the curse that might be trying to work in their lives and I speak THE blessing over their lives and I call my partners BLESSED!
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
My commitment to you is to keep this ministry pure spiritually, financially, and sexually. This is good ground that you can sow into. We commit to you to keep this ministry holy and pure in the eyes of God. This is a huge responsibility that God has given us and we do not take that lightly. We will be praying for you and standing in faith with you until Jesus comes back or until we go home to be with the Lord. You’ll never have a day without prayer. The Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 1:3, “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.” Partners we thank God for you. We see this to be a holy and sacred covenant partnership that God put together and we thank God for it every day. You are near and dear to our hearts and we love you. It was the Apostle Paul’s love for his partners that kept him from going to heaven early. In Philippians 1:21-25 he said, “21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I cannot. 23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: 24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. 25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith.” He is telling his partners that he would love to go to Heaven and be with Christ, but he decided to stay because he loved his partners and he wanted to allow God to flow through him and meet their needs. He finished that by saying I’m going to continue with you for the joy of faith. Partners I want to continue with you because I love you and for the joy of faith. I want to continue with you in the joy of believing God and standing on his Word and walking in the fullness of every promise. It gives me great joy to know that I get to walk with you and you get to walk with me as we walk with the Lord. It gives me great joy that I get to be a part of you overcoming every attack of the adversary and walking in victory in every area of your life. It gives me great joy to know that when I’m out there around the world ministering the gospel that you are with me in my heart everywhere I go, standing in faith with me on the Word. That brings great joy to my heart! Praise the Lord!
I took the time to study on partnership and share the revelation of Biblical partnership with you because I believe everything that I do in this ministry has to be done with the right motive. God taught me early on in this ministry that what I do with this ministry can never be about what people can do for me. Everything that I do in this ministry has to be about how I can allow God to work through me and meet the needs of people. I want this partnership between us to be pure and Godly. My motive in this partnership is to minister to you and meet your needs through the teaching and preaching of the uncompromised Word of God. I want to love you, be a blessing to you, and allow you to partner up with the ministry and vision that God has given me. I didn’t just want you to fill out an information card and then sow into this ministry financially every month and have that be the end of it. The partnership that I want with you my partners goes way deeper than that. I want you to benefit the most you possibly can out of this partnership. I want God’s best in this partnership. I want God’s best in every area of your life. I want to work together with you and see to it that each one of us reaches God’s destiny for our lives. Partner I love and I will be praying for you. Let’s take the uncompromised Word of God around the World and produce days of Heaven on the Earth!