GOD’S REFORMATION AGENDA (1)Nov 24, 2021 2021-11-14 17:50
GOD’S REFORMATION AGENDA (1)
GOD’S REFORMATION AGENDA (1)
Read: Mathew 16:17-19
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Mathew 16:18).
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 hades are not just spiritual domains inhabited by Satan. The gates of hell represent bad governments, decaying institutions, satanic policies and agendas that are anti-Christ or contrary to God’s plan. God is deliberate in positioning His church for the healing and restoration of the society and nation. God is raising up people as authorities in every sphere; thought leaders, intellectuals, consultants, reformers, educators, and politicians. The church is permeating the secular to make it sacred. God’s reformative agenda is to tackle the pervasiveness of the times.
You are a part of God’s reformation agenda and there is a sphere of influence within which you are meant to operate in. 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” (2 Corinthians 10: 13-16, NIV). Societal spheres of influence include: – family, economy, government, religion, education, media, and entertainment. You must know yours because your reformation assignment is located within it.
How do you know your sphere of influence? Several characteristics define and delineate it:
- Ownership, authority, and identity: With ownership and authority comes influence and impact. Within the boundaries of your sphere of influence, you are an authority, a force to reckon with. It is where you have been called to subdue and dominate. Which sphere of society do you wield the most authority and influence? Where do you exert maximum influence?
- Your allotted sphere delineates responsibilities and privileges such as recognition, power, and honour. Which area of endeavour are you often called upon to serve in? Where are you mostly celebrated due to the impact you are making?
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.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at email@example.com. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.
I look forward to hearing from you.