RE:Velation Of The 7 Mountains
05 Oct 2013 Service – Kong Hee
The Marketplace…. Most of the miracles Jesus did was from the marketplace. Most of his friends were from the marketplace.
17 Therefore he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with the Gentile worshipers, and in the marketplace daily with those who happened to be there. Acts 17:17 – Paul engaging the marketplace for God.
The marketplace is our mission field! But how do we engage it?
Through the 7 pillars of Society !
Arts and entertainment
15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Mk 16:15
World – kosmos (greek):How society is ordered and arranged. Hence the cultural mandate.
From America, Lance Wallnau also preached the same doctrine, called the 7 Mountains Mandate. Which was also from the same source.
5 Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. Lk 4:5 – Mountains and kingdoms are metaphors. It’s symbolic.
Kingdoms :all the dimensions and arenas of influence and authority.
6 And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.” V6-7 – Satan is a liar but this wouldn’t be much of a temptation if Satan couldn’t keep this promise. Satan COULD give him all the kingdoms.
All authority was given to Adam and it was given to Satan when Adam sinned.
30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. Jn 14:30 – Satan is the ruler of the world.
He wants to promote man to the highest places of influence, if they are willing to compromise their moral and spiritual values. He who gets the Kingdom, gets the harvest. And Satan knows that.
3% of the world population, at the highest top of every pillar of society, controls the decisions/fate of the rest of the 97%.
Examples Adolf Hitler and The Holocaust (the mass murder of 6 million jews). Beatles, who changed and revolutionised music.
6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Rev 1:6 – Made us kings and priests unto God.
Being kings and priests, we are able to influence and impact all these pillars and mountains!
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
How do we rise up to the top?
For too long we have separated church and society.
Church <> Society
Sacred <> Secular
Holy <> Worldly
Spiritual <> Natural
4 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all who were carried away captive, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem to Babylon: Jer 29:4
What should you do in the Babylonian world?
Not run away from society, hide in church and pray for the rapture! But dwell with society, reproduce, build lives!
5 Build houses and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit. 6 Take wives and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, so that they may bear sons and daughters—that you may be increased there, and not diminished. V5-6
Assimilate into the culture! Get involved in society.
Vocation comes from ‘vocal’ – means your calling. What is your vocation in society? What has God called you to be, to do?
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. V11
God wants us to blend into society, the culture. Like Esther, like David, like Jesus.
God will always put you in a place where there is a problem! And you will be the right person at the right time to bring a solution. You are honest and excellent, trustworthy and full of integrity.
Leadership is about influence; The one with the most influence becomes the leader, that’s how it works.
You gain influence through success.
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Josh 1:8
2 The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. Gen 39:2
God wants us to be successful!
3 things that change history: Violence, Knowledge and wealth. But the greatest is wealth.
18 “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Deut 8:18 – God gives us the power to get wealth!
Let them shout for joy and be glad,
Who favor my righteous cause;
And let them say continually,
“Let the Lord be magnified,
Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
How can we magnify Jesus? How can we make God happy?
When we his servants come into prosperity! He’s not against you having success, but success having you.
When you have assimilated, illuminated and demonstrated.. then
People now trust you. There’s no corruption, you have the solutions, you have the influence. Bring the Kingdom of God into the marketplace
Find your calling, find your company. Where is God calling you to make a difference?
If all the action is in the marketplace, then what importance is of the church?
The church is your home! The meeting place is the training place for the marketplace. You’re here for inspiration, for celebration, for preparation.
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, Eph 4:11-12 – The House of God is also to prepare God’s people for works of service.