In HIS Presence


READ: JOSHUA 13 & 16


“He said, “…I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Mathew 16:18, KJV).

Another way of becoming aware of your dream is by identifying your sphere of influence. Part of God’s reformation agenda in these last days is to equip His church to take over every sphere of our society. The gates of hell are not just spiritual domains inhabited by Satan. The gates of hell represent bad governments, decaying institutions, satanic policies, and agendas that are antiChrist or contrary to God’s plan. God is deliberate in raising His church to take its place in society and impacting culture. God is raising up His people as authorities in different fields of human endeavor; thought leaders, consultants, reformers, educators, and politicians. The church is permeating the secular to make it sacred. It is God’s plan to tackle the pervasiveness of the times.

You are a part of God’s reformation agenda. There is a sphere of influence in society that you are meant to operate in and there are people within the sphere whose lives you are destined to impact. Spheres of influence include religion/church, government/politics, education, media, economics/business, family, entertainment / arts/ sports. Your sphere of influence has been allotted to you by God to carry out your assignment on earth. In the book of Joshua, from chapters 13-16, we see how the conquered territories were divided amongst the tribes of Israel. Each tribe had its own inheritance allotted to it. God was very interested in each tribe taking possession because He is a God of inheritance. In these times however, He has not allotted territories of land to us. Our inheritance is the sphere of influence which He has assigned to us.

Many people are operating outside their own sphere of influence. Many are clueless and not operating within any sphere, whilst others are extending to the sphere of others. Little wonder, they are frustrated by a lack of progress. In 2 Corinthians 10: 13-16, (NIV), the Apostle Paul said: “we however will not boast beyond proper limits but will confine our boasting to the field God has assigned to us. A field that reaches even to you … For we do not want to boast about work already done in another man’s territory”. You must know the sphere of influence or field of authority that God has assigned to you because your dream is located within it.

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?

He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest."

Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.

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