THE SEVEN MOUNTAINS OF INFLUENCE PART 1
It is God’s desire for believers to go into the world and transform it with the knowledge of Him. God does not want us to be fervent in church alone. He also wants us to go into the world, shine His light that is in us and draw men to the beauty of the Gospel.
This goes without saying that God wants you to be excellent, diligent and successful in our other endeavors as well especially because these other areas are avenues for us to impact men and impact the world in general.
There are seven areas (also known as mountains) that shape human existence and living. These mountains directly influence everything about humans and if believers begin to work in these areas, they get to directly influence people and transform nations, institutions, and territories with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The concept of the seven mountains of influence has been discussed by many men of God like Apostle Joshua Selman. It was modified as far back as 1975 by Bill Bright (founder, Campus Crusade) and Loren Cunningham (founder of Youth With a Mission (YWAM)).
We will take a look at these seven mountains and briefly discuss them with you. It is our prayer that through this post, God reveals which of the mountains (spheres) He wants you to take and grants you the grace to be excellent in it and impact lives for Him.
We shall list the seven mountains below. Two of the mountains will be briefly discussed today, while the other five will be discussed in another post soon.
1 The Mountain of Family (The foundation)
2 The Mountain of Education (Building mindsets)
3 The Mountain of Politics and Governance
4 The Mountain of Media (Influence, mind and control systems)
5 The Mountain of Arts & Entertainment
6 The Mountain of Religion
7 The Mountain of Economy and Business
1. THE MOUNTAIN OF FAMILY (THE FOUNDATION)
This mountain which is seemingly the smallest is actually the most significant and important. The family is the smallest unit and building block of every society. Families determine to a great extent, the outcome of individuals and their lives. God has a plan for family and it is seen in scripture. He has a role for every member of the family, beginning from the husband/father who should model His fatherhood nature.
When one or all of the members of a family fail to play their role, the family begins to fail. This in turn, affects the society. The devil particularly attacks families and marriages because He knows how powerful that unit is. This is why there are all forms of evil and aberrations seen in the family ; divorce, incest, homosexuality, violence, and more.
The mountain of family is very important to God. Therefore, if you are called to this mountain, either as a Christian father and mother, relationship and marriage coach, family therapists and so on, you must arise to this mountain of family and begin to restore things to the original order by the wisdom of God. This mountain is a powerful mountain to raise the banner of Jesus high in.
2. THE MOUNTAIN OF EDUCATION (BUILDING MINDSETS)
Whoever educates you has access to your mind and has the power to infiltrate your mind, thoughts, and eventually, your actions.
The world has so much evil and decadence in it and if the Word of God and the principles of God are not brought into education, more ungodly people will be raised.
More and more people are getting lost in the world by embracing ungodly ideologies, postmodern principles and atheistic teachings. Many schools outside of Nigeria do not permit teachers to teach children anything about God. People are now being indoctrinated with anti biblical information.
This calls for the rise of more Christian teachers, thought leaders, educationists and leaders that are spirit filled and have Bible-centric values to fill up the mountain of education and uphold the crumbling educational system.
In the next post, we will discuss the five other mountains.
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