Is This A Democracy?

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Influencer

Series: Influencer
Josh Canizaro
August 14, 2022

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Is This A Democracy?

Influencer
Josh Canizaro
August 14, 2022
“From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:26-28 NIV84
The local church mobilized is the hope of the world.
“From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” Matthew 4:17 NLT
Pray “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10 KJV
“And from the time John the Baptist began preaching until now, the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing, and violent people are attacking it.” Matthew 11:12 NLT
“And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” Matthew 16:19 NLT
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.” Matthew 13:31-32 NLT
Missing Theological teachings:
Transformational kingdom, Self-sacrifice and suffering, Celebration, Community, and Beauty.
“The area of influence God assigned to us is to reach you... But our hope is that as your faith increases, our area of influence may be greatly enlarged, so that we may preach the gospel in lands beyond you.” 2 Corinthians 10:13-16 ESV
Seven areas of influence:
Family, Government, Education, Business, Arts and Entertainment, Media, and Church.
“You are like salt for the whole human race... You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid... In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:13-14,16 GNT
1. Influence them.
“You are to influence them; do not let them influence you! Jeremiah 15:19 NLT
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 NIV
2. Inhabit your area of influence.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “What is that in your hand?” “A staff,” he replied. God said, “Throw it on the ground.” Exodus 4:2 NIV
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” John Wesley
3. Invade spiritual darkness.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:10-12 NIV
“And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land.” Isaiah 58:10-11 NIV
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