Seasons and generations have been shaped by the character quality of the leadership spirit of those at the helm of affairs. However, men in leadership are often motivated by the historic ideology that forms the basis and framework of such a region. In other words, leadership is as good as the philosophy that determines its course.
The ancient battle nations and regions have always been centered around ideology, religion, and economy. Today’s 21st-century battle is no different. We’ve continued to witness the influence of ideology, religion, and economy shape what we believe and how we look at others. Amazingly, we’ve begun to see these three elements shaping the face of many calls the Church.
This new decade has, indeed, usher us into a confrontational position in the prophetic objective and advancement of God in the earth. Still, it will take those who can read the signs of the time to precisely articulate what is unfolding before our very eyes, particularly when you consider the recent assassination of the second in command in Iranian leadership core by the America drone strike.
Anyone following geopolitical affairs within the middle east would know that this strike was long coming due to the building up of tension between Iran and America right from the time President Donald Trump took office. Of course, the world of media at this time has continued to speculate and even predict what would happen next; TV networks and social media have continued to air various opinions, and many have already decided which part or side of the story they will believe, depending on which side of the political divide or school of thought that has influenced their perception.
The world today is completely divided on various grounds, from the concept of ideologies, race, religion, economy, and national identity. These concepts of divisions have created a good ground for an ongoing proxy war, and this will continue as the strategy of invading and influencing the battlefield of the days ahead.
The believer’s perspective
Being prophetically balanced [neutral] in analyzing what is happening across the globe allows us to effectively interpret what the Lord is doing or saying even from that which might look chaotic. Keeping our head clear and focused is one of the hallmarks of spiritual maturity because you need that to see and examine things accurately. To be prejudice is to disqualify yourself from the things of the Spirit, and how I have seen a degree of bias among Christians of late, even among those we thought were spiritually sound and mature.
Religious bias and other forms of humanist prejudice will not only blind our insight from seeing the intention and direction of the Lord in this hour but will, in fact, cripple our ability and capacity to effectively engage in the arts of advancing heaven’s prophetic initiative, even as we are called to charge in warfare against the Spirit of wickedness and destruction across the globe.
Laying this foundational narrative is crucial, because many are still divided behind some charismatic, Evangelical, religious, ideological lines, fueled on racial and economic grounds, depending on which side of the fence they find themselves. To develop a biblically sound world view in dealing with the socio-cultural, geopolitical, and economic divides is to allow the Spirit of the Lord to first strip us of our presumptive ideas, ingrained false identity, and knowledge gathered under the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Secondly, it is to allow the Father to enlighten and broaden our spiritual standpoint regarding the current political or socioeconomic realities of our time, which I usually term as a position of prophetic spectrum.
As we know, when a ray of light passes through a fraction prism, what we experience is a spectrum of colors. This truth is the same when considering the idea of allowing the light of God’s truth to pass through and permeate our spiritman, what happens is, we effectively see and identify the various, glorious, unique beauty and identity of the Father for each person, family, community, nation, continent, and of course, this generation as a whole.
The sovereignty of God’s wisdom
Is there anything that happens without the knowledge of God? or are things happening right now regardless of their implication on a national or global scale that surprises the Lord because he was not aware of it? Absolutely not. The influence of God within human affairs is still a mystery many are trying to grapple with; more so, we one considers the impact or influence of evil growing daily.
There’s a weak, humanist lens view we can use in trying to examine or comprehend the complexity of life that brings more and more challenging, unanswered questions. Yet, on the flip side, there’s a position of advantage we can allow heaven to locate us within the framework of biblical truth that gives us unprecedented prophetic [spirit] insight which ultimately allows us to see and know things differently; even things that might seem too complicated for our religious, limited, spiritual understanding to comprehend.
The further we move towards the days of the end, the more we are going to be left with questions that we may not find immediate answer, but if we have the right biblical, foundational understanding of truth and the operational wisdom of the sovereignty of the Father in our lives, it gives us the right state of attitude in approaching what is happening before our very eyes.
To be spiritually informed and aware of the nature of the days we’ve been brought into allows us to possess the right spiritual sight, capacity, and wisdom to engage effectively. As we proceed further into the days of the appearing of our Lord, we should be ready and prepare for regional instability even as we pray for divine intervention.
Our position is not to take a stand for or against regions, but to take our stand on the walls of NATION BUILDING in intercession for the redemption of the soul of the people, which include that of Iranians, China, and America, United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa, and the rest. We must continue to pray for wisdom to guide the heart of the President of America and the rest of the world leaders to do what is right and just.
We should ask the Lord to grant us his Church to see beyond what the Front-line news wants us to see and believe. We should pray for Pastors and leaders to be spiritually informed and prophetically aligned. Hence, they are prepared to rightly inform and develop their followers to follow the way of the Spirit and not what may look popular. May your kingdom come, Lord…