Greetings and Congratulations!
It’s time for you to produce, publish, and prosper!
Writing and publishing a book is not something to take lightly (2 Peter 1:19). We are citizens of a royal Kingdom (1 Peter 2:9) and you are not like any other author nor is your book like any other book. You don’t just write – you write to birth! (Ezra 6:14)
Did you know that you are a designated survivor? That’s right! In the death, burial and resurrection of Christ; He left the greater work in your hand to cultivate it and publish, “The Lord gave the Word, blessed are those who published it.” Psalms 68:11
As an author, you have the unique ability to take a reader by the hand and literally bring them into the presence of God without physically meeting or touching them with a right hand of fellowship (2 Timothy 2:9). Books allow the readers imagination to open up to the possibility of a heavenly realm your words have the power to supernaturally translate for them. As a steward of words, you have a responsibility to skillfully and masterfully design content that will appeal to the sensibility of the reader in a way that is thought provoking and life-changing (Proverbs 18:21).
You are the designated survivor! (John 14:12-14) That’s right! You have been granted access and authority to express God’s rule and dominion in the earth (John 20). As God’s designated survivor, you have been given the keys to His Kingdom (Matthew 16:19). His Kingdom is His government and rule (Daniel 2:44; Revelations 16:14; Revelations 16). You are not in this world to exist. You are here to take over (John 16:33). Your book will be one that opens doors, makes room and gives a seat to you at tables of influence, grants you access to platforms of business, social, and spiritual change and establish you as an authority and voice in this world (Proverbs 18:16).
See your book as a seed going into the earth and imagine it springing up in a large field. “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a garden and grew to become a large tree where birds built their nest and lived therein.” Luke 13:19 Your book is heaven’s produce. People should pick up your book and find a resting place in the words on the pages (Matthew 4:4). You are not just an author. You are a steward of words. Your stewardship is critical in the development of the finished work of the seed you plant in the field. The world calls the theme and audience of your book a genre but you must see it as a field (Jeremiah 22:29). It is important that you understand and affirm that you are in this world but you are not of this world (John 17:16). As a Kingdom citizen, you take the world’s genres and colonize them for the Kingdom of heaven and they become a field for you to sow, grow, overtake, and win! Your book cannot be compared (Revelations 11:15)! There is no comparison for you. You stand alone in a crowded field as the only tree whereby birds build their nest and rest. You are an original imprint of the Kingdom of heaven and the produce you publish will only prosper when you receive this revelation of God’s finished work in your hand (Deuteronomy 28:8; Deuteronomy 29:9). Reap in fields you did not sow by cultivating an audience hidden for you and from the ungodly (Mark 4:9-11). Remember, your Kingdom mindset is what separates you from the world – its customs and its results. You are no longer the consumer; you are the producer (Ephesians 2:10).
Although the book came through you, it doesn’t belong to you (James 1:7). God delegated the authority to you. Authority is derived from the word, author. As an author of God’s revelation, you have a spiritual responsibility to bring forth the revelation with power, clarity, and understanding – unchecked by any outside force. You can’t see the money it cost to produce, publish and prosper as going out; you must see it as coming in to the Kingdom living inside of you. The money is just a demonstration of your faith. Faith in God is the currency of His kingdom – not money. When you demonstrate your faith, your money is converted from payment to seed (Hebrews 11:6). There are no payments in the kingdom of God; only seeds. Your giving is an investment into the Kingdom living on the inside of you and as you cast it upon the many waters, the Bible says it will return in many days (Ecclesiastics 11:1). Do not consider the price; consider the cost (Ecclesiastics 11:6). God doesn’t care how much you invest/sow; He want to know how much it cost you. How much did it cost you to produce the work? How much of your life did you invest in the gift He gave you? How much time did you dedicate to the work of His ministry? How much went into the details of your assignment? Did you know that the world owes you and there is an expiration date on its time to pay you for everything you’ve lost, opportunity it took from you, painful experience you had to face, or compromising trial that almost took your life? God never waste pain. Consider how much the experience cost you and call for a return on your investment. God wants to use your story, your pain, your triumph, your victory – but He wants you to be paid in return. As your partners in this process; we will help you tell your story responsibly and credibly. Integrity publishing is not just a saying; it is God’s way of doing business.
As a city of a royalty Kingdom; royalties shall be your portion. Look for a great return on your investment in two forms of royalties. Unlike the authors in this world, your royalties are not limited to money. While there will be a financial return on your investment; winning souls to the Kingdom of heaven stores up treasures in heavenly places (Matthew 6:19-21), “…for He who wins souls is wise.” (Proverbs 11:30) Think of the number of lives that will be changed as a result of the seeds you’ve sown in the earth. You will not only receive the heavenly return of treasures of heaven but you’ll receive currency of the field you cultivate and conquer to not only sustain the field but to plant for an even greater harvest. The earthly currency you receive is not for you but for the glory of God. Consider the financial royalties you receive each quarter as a means to invest more seed in the earth (2 Corinthians 9:10). The whole earth is the Lord’s and fullness thereof (Psalms 24) so don’t just write about one things – write about many! Don’t stop at writing one book; remember – write as much as eight if you can! When you stand before God, He will not want to know if you were a best-seller; He’ll want to know if you were a soul-winner.
The City of Jabez is a hybrid publisher and executive producer of Kingdom business - a company with a Kingdom focus on production, publishing, and prosperity. It is our goal to see every author successfully transfer their vision into manuscript form through our innovative production channels and serve as a helpful tool that builds on the revelation and produce a publication that, not only hits the marketplace, but prospers and creates a great harvest both materially and spiritually. Through our creative marketing and promotional services, we partner with authors to win on every page, with every book, and with every reader. Our prayer for you is that you will take advantage of all of the insightful resources we make available and you will have the best writing and publishing experience of any author as we exceed your expectations one book at a time!
Minister Aaron J. Munson
Your Executive Producer and Publisher