BY ISAIAH-PHILLIPS AKINTOLA
LIVING BY DIVINE INENTION. A REDISCOVERY OF VISION, PURPOSE AND FOCUS. INTRODUCTION. YOUR GIFT, SKILL, AND TALENT IS NOT YOUR VISION. INTORDUCTION
Often the manifestation of a gift or a talent is an indicator that there is a vision on the inside that requires such deposit of skill and gift. But if we make the mistake of assuming our gift and the talent to be passage to self-enrichment and prosperity, we betray and hinder the very objective [purpose] of such deposit.
It is no longer a news that many of the things we call Christianity today, or being built in the name of the Lord and his kingdom, are fraudulent and farfetched from the divine order and blueprints heaven intended for us, his the Body of Christ.
Nowadays, there are many so-called Christian leaders who are driven by their own agenda to conceive and achieve what many would assume is a God-sent ministry vision.
However, this is not a new concept. The first kind of such soul-driven vision is seen in the building of the tower of Babel. Therefore, we must be certain and explicit regarding where and how we source ideology of vision. Secondly, the material and means used in seeking the fulfillment of such a vision must also be clear.
An entire industry of religious, humanistic beliefs, built around lies, uncertainty, fear, anxiety, emotional bankruptcy, race, and other forms of spiritual ignorance, have made certain individuals rich and powerful in society, just as it was in the early century when the Roman Catholic religious system used its diabolical agenda to capture State political power.
Present day manifestation of the spirit of division on various fronts and forms requires that we clearly understand and appreciate the value that binds and unites our assignment together as the Body of Christ, or else, we will be divided and neutralized by the schemes of the enemy.
Many of the foreign ideologies we are battling today are based on a shift away from the standards and values of sound biblical, knowledge spirituality. Families, churches, and society are continually divided on the basis of certain foreign ideologies and values.
Therefore, seeking to maintain and mature the matters of correct, biblical knowledge of the principles of vision and purpose should help streamline our faith and faithfulness towards the will of the Father. As the day of the Lord draws closer, we need to focus on the dream and vision of the Lord for his Church, who is also his Bride.
Hence, what we believe, and how such belief philosophy is formulated within our core character behavior, ultimately shapes our motivations and general practices, and this must be very clear to each of us, particularly in this epoch.