Preparation for Marketplace
Revelation 11:15 – And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. KJV
Jacqi Lambie (Senator Palmer United Party or PUP, Australia) recently issued a warning to the government..”If you want to come into the kennel with the PUP’s, be prepared to be chewed up and spat back out”.
Similarly, local mayor Barry Lyons (City of Greater Bendigo, Australia), after an incident at the local council meeting said “It is… childish stuff….if you don’t have the stomach for it (being a councillor), you shouldn’t be there”.
The local council was described in the media as being about “power games, intrigue, wars and battles”.
If we are serious about invading the kingdoms…especially that of government, and if we are serious about preparing/Discipling/mentoring our young people for this we must allow The Lord to prepare us for positions of authority.
I believe that much of the preparation required is in the area of healing….healing of the mind and emotions.
Wounds from the past, unresolved issues, failure to allow God to work Godly character will inevitably result in ‘buttons’ being pressed and reaction to situations rather than actions We cant take anyone to where we are not prepared to go ourselves, and if we think we can waltz into positions of influence and authority without preparation I think we are naive.
We are provided with the ideal ‘training ground’ within smaller church house groups. Within those more intimate confines it is impossible to hide. God’s living stones rub up against one another and character issues are exposed, wounds previously festering under the surface are probed, and a wonderful opportunity is made available for healing and growth.
As we respond to these opportunities and seek and receive healing we then find that the way we respond to our brethren changes and the depth of our relationship increases.
All good preparation for entering the kennel or the council!
Isaiah 2:2 – And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. KJV