Architect of the future part 4

Daniel gives insight to the present human crisis

in the past two articles we posted on building a future according to the Lord’s divine blueprint; we generally focused on some very important points, regarding the type of spiritual template and structure needed in the seasons ahead of us. The lord is expressly speaking with a clear loud voice for the wise at heart to listen. We believe is to our interest that those whom the Lord has granted the grace of prophetic sight to bring accurate perspective and direction to the ongoing shaken such that nations are able to see the walking of Gods redeeming grace and mercy among them. We related the global socioeconomic challenges, as a vital instrument of refinement for government, politicians and corporate leaders in adjusting their paradigm of a self-serving mentality. This ongoing global shaken comes with several godly objects that will  help readjust the creative capacity of the society which in turn will impact the economic landscape of the nations of the world.

The economic and political inequality the nations have witnessed in the past are presently being judge in various ways that will eventually bring equilibrium to every sector of human life. When one looks around the world one can see the very cause of the ongoing Western and European economic meltdown. Injustice and self-serving in global economy plays a huge role. God is a God built this world on the foundation of justice and equity. Therefore, any government or private institution built on injustice will not be left on judged. The judgment of God is design to lead to repentance and not necessarily, condemnation like some will assume. The whole purpose of the shaken is to draw the attention of both the nations and the church back to righteousness. Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to its people.

The redemption of humanity is crucial to Gods prophetic agenda. God has set s day aside in which his eternal purpose becomes the very key that drives the activity of man in the earth. This is the day of the Lord‘s voice; He is calling from where the paths meet and only the wise will listen to his voice. The Lord is shaking everything that can be shaken for the things that cannot be shaken to remain. The only way you and me will avoid been shaken is if we completely walk in faith and obedience to the revelation of the covenant we have with Christ.

When the Lord decides to shake Egypt, only those who listen and obeyed the voice of Gods prophetic direction to remain in doors in the Land of Goshen where secured from unprecedented destruction. Refusal to follow the counsel of the Lord in this day carries great consequence that we cannot imagine. As Moses was to Pharaoh in Egypt so was Daniel to Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon. The Lord is preparing the ground for his Church to take the center stage in manifesting his glory in the uncertain moment for the people of the world. The church still need to have a clearer and deeper understanding of the operation of the Father’s life in other to walk in the power of his light. The situation did not hinder the outflow of the divine life of God in the lives of those three Hebrew children. The Lord used the quality of life to brining the nation of Babylon to her knees. What a glorious moment assign us.

Daniel, as a prophetic book gives a clear insight into the nature of the days we in and at the same time, offers a perfect biblical standard to how the nations can be saved from their ongoing crisis. it is important to note that what the world today is facing is similar to what past generation faced. there difference is, past generation understood the power of moral value as key principles for building sustainable society while this generation, in her glory of technology has lost all sense of honor, dignity and morality. The lost for power and self-glory has been a major downfall of this present generation. The refusal to accept the way of the Lord has caused the nation to collide with Gods righteous judgment.

As the humanistic wisdom of this present age continue to disappoint, leaders seem not have a clue to how to handle issues. The blind response world leaders have shown so far in the ongoing economic and political crisis indeed has proven how fragile the structural foundation of man believes system. Many in the society have already become enslave to fear, confusion, anxiety and depression unfortunately. The sense of a bleak future is causing millions to lose their sleep. The fact that government across the globe cannot give their citizens precise definition to what is causing the world’s economy to shutdown with all the stimulus packages, recapitalization and devaluation of some seemly stronger currency is causing millions across the earth not just to panic but almost going insane.

Dan 2:31-35

31 “You looked, O king, and there before you stood a large statue-an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. 32 The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. 34 While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken to pieces at the same time and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth. NIV

Anxiety, of which country is next in line to face the wrought of this mysterious force, attacking powerful institutions built on the philosophy of humanism for centuries is almost causing some world leaders their position of influence. Well, it is the inherent nature of man, saved or unsaved to try to comprehend what is happening in and around his world even if he lacks the immediate solution. The fact that a human cannot make sense of what is going on, creates in him a sense of weakness, vulnerability and fear. These are all characteristics of the fallen human nature. Man glory in knowledge, this kind of knowledge created through scientific facts, theories and research. In addition, there is nothing wrong with these scientific principles if man can recognize God as the author of all wisdom and knowledge. Unfortunately, human ingenuity will not able to precisely answer the questions of this ongoing shaken until the Lord is done with the statement he is making. Let those with the ears to hear, hear what the Spirit is saying. Social psychologists say the numbers of people becoming suicidal across the nations are on the increase.

Thousands across Europe and America, especially those who have lost their jobs and houses are staging protest march against the way their political leaders and the banking institutions that seem to have ‘fed fat’ on the woes of the common average person. Many are asking the question, how in the world did their government allowed this economic crisis get out of hand to the point where millions have not only lost their jobs but are losing their lives to the crisis? The Ripple effect of this is already affecting most parts of the world’s market, in particularly, places like Africa known to be a consumer market. One can understand if the plague of this present anxiety is merely limited to the non-Christians; unfortunately, the church is also cut-up in this web of confusion and disillusion.

Warning ahead of time

The church is giving an advantage of volumes of scriptural references which describes the nature of activity that will climax the last days and how each of should be postured in responding without fear or anxiety. Our faith through bible passages is encouraged to be anchor on the unwavering grace of the Father. Student of God’s prophetic program finds this season highly crucial to the development of their spiritual structure. This season offers them the opportunity not only to experience the unfolding nature of the Lord prophetic purpose for the Church and the nations but also for them to share as part of the crafted building stones the Father is using to restore the ruined tabernacle of David. What a noble opportunity to be alive in this sacred day of the Lord.

Luke 21:34-36

34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. 35 For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” NIV

Enrolling yourself in the school of spiritual developing creates within you both the attitude and capacity of listening and been able to know with consistency the voice of the Lord’s direction, most especially in times of deep human predicament. This kind of spiritual template offers the edge of attaining spiritual breakthrough; however, very few believers have indeed learned to take advantage of times of crisis to measure their insight and values.

It is crucial for Christians all across the world to display the attitude of an unconditional faith and hope in the one who called them to represent him. While the ongoing crisis maybe challenging the stuff the foundation of our Christianity is made of. This kind of test is required if we must have earn the approval of the God kind of faith. On the other hand, for those who have being praying and seeking the face of the Lord for a change in the spiritual landscape of their nation, this moment certainly offers such an opportunity for everyone’s attention to be refocused on the Lord. As the Lord lays the groundwork for the final face of his move across the earth, the philosophy and standard of the world’s system shall continue to face seasons of shaken and adjustment until God’s desire is fully established.

Believers have an unprecedented opportunity to firsthand experience the power of the Lords redeeming grace as the Lords light continue to shine within her camp while darkness continue to strike down the high and the mighty of the society. Hindsight into history clearly shows that out of the darkest seasons of man comes a new order of visionary leaders who champions there generation into a more glorious season of prosperity and wealth. The true real essence of Faith has always played a key role in the awakening of a nation from the ashes of its past failure. I have no doubt that this ongoing difficulty is laying a powerful solid spiritual foundation for the third dimension of the spirit of reformation. What is happening today is neither strange nor new if one has spent time laboring at the foot of the word of God.

The king had a dream

Chapter 2 of the book of Daniel introduces us to the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar; this dream, the scriptures says, bordered the King to the point that he did lose his sleep and could not remember what he had dreamed. What a way of God trying to get the attention of the great king. There are various ways God can employs to draw our attention, no matter how powerful, wealthy or secure we think we are. The Spirit of God recognizes no human boarders. While geography is generally design to help manage and regulate the unbridled human passion from poaching into each other’s territory, God, the creator recognizes no such restriction. He steps into any territory he desires at any time to make his counsel known and felt.

Whatever political or economic restriction man might have built in other to present foreign philosophy or religious ideologies from colonizing its citizens has no restrictive effect on the advancement of Gods purposes to such territory. The authority and sovereignty of God far outweigh any political or economic machinery. Man understands or imagination, no matter how well informed they may be, is just too little to comprehend the nature of God’s prophetic agenda the earth. The Lord sets up Kings and removes them according to his divine purpose. Man, as clay will never be able to understand what is in the mind of the porter. He fashions the clay according to what his imaginative desire. If he is not satisfied with what he makes, he has the full right to break it down and remold it until he gets the shape of his desire. This is how the nations are to God, the creator! No matter how society tries fight to this law, God always fine.
This is no time for human reason

A prideful spiritually blind society will continue to try to reason out what is happening as they watch their investment and sources of security threatened by a force that cannot be identity by their Chrystal ball. The more government tries to figure out what in the world is happening, the more there frustrated and confused they become. They think there is a reasonable explanation to the massive collapse of investment and unemployment their country is facing. While the may be a logical explanation, however, this is going his thing for justice and righteousness to prevail over humanistic foundation they have built in sustaining the economy. The pride and arrogance of the human heart has reached its pick and now soulish human government with all its resources and ingenuity is sliding down without solution. This is the day of the Lord and he is taking back that which is due to him. The pride and loftiness of men’s heart are being {humiliated} humbled right before the eyes of the nations.

The burden of spiritual blindness

1 Cor 3:18-19

18 Stop fooling yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world’s standards, you will have to become a fool so you can become wise by God’s standards. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “God catches those who think they are wise in their own cleverness.” NLT

One of the most subtle deceptions Satan is peddling amongst modern {secular} society is that ‘the knowledge and wisdom of God is not relevant or progressive enough, in playing strategic role in the formation of policies that defines the transformation of good governance, most especially in areas of socioeconomic agendas. This fallacy is already disproved when one carefully study the history of human society. The founding fathers of most nations, including Europe and the United State of America, all draw the inspiration of their national constitution from the Holy Bible. Science and nature itself proves that nothing of its own self can exist without drawing source from something else. Everything in life is directly or indirectly link to another source.

The source of man is God. Man is design to depend on the wisdom and direction, particularly in time of socioeconomic uncertainty. Therefore, if the 21st century society is truly going to survive the challenges ahead, the wisdom must be embrace at all level of governance. God, the creator of life, gave man an unlimited ability to imagine, think, reason for his own personal and corporate development and not to challenging the wisdom and authority of his creator. God breathe into man his own very {life} Spirit, giving him unparalleled access into the creativeness nature of God. None of the created beings of God, including {Satan} Lucifer, has such access and opportunity. This ability was design to help him explore, discover and {create} invent things for the improvement of his society. This was a clear fact in the Garden of Eden. Adam was giving the key to the Garden of Eden. He was giving the responsibility to nature and nurture the animals in the garden. It is important that we remember that all discoveries or inventions came from an existing reality somewhere deep within the Spirit of God. All things exist in God. Without him, nothing exist both in the visible or invisible world.

There are depths of God within the creative nature of the spirit and soul of man yet to be uncovered. The rebellious and prideful nature of the fall of man has continued to hinder and pervert his creativeness, such that, man views Christ followers as the sole enemy to social economic development. This is the subtle battle between the Spirit led members of the Body of Christ and the social humanism ideology. The spirit and the soul of man are design by God, the creator to walk in harmony with his truth in other for it to reach the zenith of his creative and productive destiny. Therefore, when we go to school to learn, education should not be offer in way that portrays God as a liar or even known existed. Real facts are based on the truth, the truth can only be accessed when one genuinely encounter him, who is the sources of all truth-Jesus Christ. Today’s society might not have had the opportunity to hear this true gospel of Christianity, however, the time has come for architects of tomorrows society to start inculcate this knowledge in the mentality of society.

This is what needs to be reform as we continue as the remnant members of the Church of the Lord continue to represent Christ kingdom in the earth. Therefore, separating state and religion was design by humanistic philosophy in trying to disconnect the influence of the laws of God from redeeming and transforming society in a way where equalization of state power and resources becomes the building blocks of all members of the society. While I believe without doubt that the founding fathers of the modern philosophy of democracy had the intention of a balance of power, however, a lot still need to be clear in the process of reforming and broadening the values of democracy and capitalism. Righteousness in its true definition should be the solid foundation of any nation’s leadership that honestly seeks the wellbeing for its citizens.

Who will interpret the Kings dream?

Here was a man ruling one of the most powerful kingdom ever known to be built by men ingenuity, yet burdened by a mere ‘dream’ he could not remember nor get any of his astrologers or men of knowledge to interpret. I find this intriguing and at the same worrisome, that Nebuchadnezzar was actually planning to kill all his men of wisdom if they cannot come up with the dream and its meaning. I found this incident as a power strategy God was using to bring the wisdom of the powerful kingdom to futility. Their inability to find the dream and its interpretation shows without doubt the weakness and limitation of the philosophy governing Babylon as an empire. Babylon is set to be a nation given deeply into the worship of the heavenly host. The use of stargazing as signs of what will happen in the immediate future is not a strange occurrence in the Land.

Most men in Babylon are brought up in the school of spiritism. They take pride in knowing how to interpret omens. Consulting forces of darkness to give access into dream interpretation and other forms of enchantments was a usual event in the land. However, known of them could gain access into spirit realm nor could interpret the dream. it was time for Gods glory to be reveal in Babylon and the Lord was determined to use ordinary men captured to save as slavery to interpret the Kings dream. This is the pattern God is about to use in interpreting the dreams of the 21st century community. Answers that will resolve the ongoing sociopolitical and economic woe will come from those who have access to Gods creative wisdom.

1 Cor 3:18-19

18 Stop fooling yourselves. If you think you are wise by this world’s standards, you will have to become a fool so you can become wise by God’s standards. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “God catches those who think they are wise in their own cleverness.” NLT

By wisdom, a house (Business or nation) is built; the wisdom that offers the creative strategy of building is not going to come from fallen human philosophy. God needs you as his church to wake unto righteousness so that his wisdom can find a place to seat within your heart. This is the day of the display of Gods creative spirit and those who avail themselves as instrument will be used in an unprecedented way to bring the nations to the hill of the Lord.

It is time for a fresh anointing that accelerates capacity. The Lord is counting on you and me to advance his kingdom as the kingdom of this world becomes the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. This are days of the spirit of Daniel. God is looking for men and women the present condition within or around them does disenfranchise them from actively displaying the glory of God. Setting your eyes on challenges rather on the wisdom of God can limit your spiritual ability. The future God is building is one where his glory of his rulership becomes the site that attracts the nations to his mountain.

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The profiting of wisdom in 2012

By Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

Eccl 7:12

12 For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it. NKJV

We are stepping into a year of spiritual renewal and advancement of the purposes of the Lord for the earth. The spirit of renewal is been poured out to the entire Body of Christ and this is causing the release of the spirit of supplication and purity, which is awakening the fire of love, faith and hope in the community of God’s people once again. Purpose should never be as something derived from the needs and pressure of society. Purpose should be stir in the context of your internal destiny. It is not a job someone can give, either is it what you derive because you had a brain wave of an idea.

All human are tag with a unique assignment. They all have a divine inbuilt capacity to accomplish whatever purpose they giving as they respond to Gods calling. Whatever skill, knowledge or capacity we derive from secular institutions should be view as an enhancing agent to fulfill the very sense of our existence, which is destiny. At the end of the day, your purpose in wherever field of life should bring praise and glory to God as they positively affects and transforms your environment. Until you find and start fulfilling this destiny, you do not find true satisfaction irrespective of your current position or income. If there is a time in history, where men and women need to set out to discover the reason for their existence should be now.

As the economy of the world’s system continues to nosedive, you can start creating solution as you allow the spirit of the Lord to lead you into your field of assignment. Those who find and fulfill the ordained purpose of God for their life seldom worry about what to eat or what to wear; you seldom see them chase money. They have learned to live in the ever-increasing realm of God’s provision. They lack nothing good.

Another point I will like to make is dealing with the sense accomplishment over a given assignment should come with an in-depth understanding of the overall purposes and objective of the Lord for your existence. In other words, if accomplishing a set objectives is what merely drives your motivation and not the destiny coined out for you before the world began, then, the achievement itself can becomes a huge blind spot that gives your unregenerated soul a leeway to breed pride and sense of self accomplishment. Pride and self-accomplishment is the ruling philosophy of the world, it defines their view of success and failure.

As a person whose desire is to please the Lord in all things, you need to move from measuring your life through the standard of the world. This should not mean you should not strive for quality and excellence in life. Some religious folks do not believe in upgrading their skill and capacity to achieve for God. Well they are wrong because the Lord indeed desire us to show forth his glory through the wisdom and knowledge gained from his word. If you are indeed instructed in the ways of God’s word properly, you should be motivated to excel and success in your world of existence. God is a God of standards and excellence, if you do not believe me, well look around you!

Hearing the directive of the Lord for your life for 2012 fortify your life with favor, grace and security. You and I need the approve hand of the Lord in whatever we desire to do, so let take the time to wait upon to speak and the move with full speed to accomplish. We can do nothing except through the prompting of Gods voice. All that we plan to achieve as goals and objective this year should be base on Gods divine plan and appointment for us.