Thursday 26, September 2019
Your Perspective Creates Your World
Clockwise:President Donald Trump(USA),President Buhari(Nigeria)Pope Francis & Queen Elizabeth of England
Posted by Ambassador T. Brikins
Insecurity. Unemployment. Poverty. Greed. Dissatisfaction. Disappointment. Deceit. Kidnappings and killings. Adolescent and Adult delinquencies. Disease, sickness and death, etc.
These countless and nameless other weighty matters or challenges defile geographic boundaries, economic or political blocs or class. They are as historic and ancient as they are modern and contemporary.
They become news when they take on new personalities or methods.
But what creates and powers them?
Behind them are unseen forces killing, destroying and stealing. But there is a greater force that has come to give abundant life to all dead issues.
The antidote to lifelessness in the secular and spiritual spheres is knowledge. The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of God as the waters cover the sea and there shall be no hurts in all my mountains. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
Welcome to weightiermatters.org.
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithes of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the greater matters of the law, judgment, mercy and faith: these ought ye to have done and not to leave the other undone”.
This is Jesus still speaking to Spiritual and secular leadership at all levels today. Judgment, mercy and faith are current issues today as they were when Jesus walked on the earth and spoke them over two thousand years ago.
So, www.weightiermatters.org focuses on and reports, analyses, interprets, etc, matter that matters. Matter that weighs directly or indirectly on the wellbeing of humanity.
Hannah’s prophetic prayer instructs us that, “…the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed”.
This reformative, recreative & transformative platform will post matter before or as they crop-up, sprout and blossom.
Our worldview is Christian.
Dr. Wilbur O’Donovan, a missionary of over 30 years defines worldview as, “the view which a person has of this world. It is the way he understands and interprets the things which happen to him and other people. It is a person’s way of understanding life and the world in which he lives. It is a person’s belief of about what is real and what is not real”.
To the Christian for instance, the current calamities that hit the local and global news headlines are a biblical fulfilment of the end times and God has promised to protect him/her from them all. So the Christian is not depressed by depressing news.
www.weightiermatters.org sees the news and interprets it from a Christian perspective or Christian worldview because;
The solution to human problems is not in the power of politicians or the government. They are as much as the part of the problem and the problem.
Past and present reformers know that man can’t erase the evils of society, but renewed hearts can and will.
Political, spiritual social and other human reforms follow reform inspired by the knowledge of God. Isaiah’s work bothered on the reform of social and political evils. Some other who trailed the continuous reform movement are Jeremiah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Marthin Luther, etc.
The strength of democracy prospers on man’s mass opinion which often echoes surface pains and not the root cause of pains.
The Almighty GOD’s way and thoughts are opposed to the world’s system. The rulers of this present darkness exhibit in specific ways, while Christians-the light and salt of the world exhibit the workings of God in themselves.
The New York Times captured this in its editorial in 2004 “…Christians [especially Evangelicals] in America were shaping U.S. foreign policy toward righteousness, whether in government or business,’’ etc.
Whether political, economic or social policy, Christians and Christianity have an internally driven perspective inspired and instructed from the Bible which must inform decisions in private and public domains. For instance, budgets should be moral documents.
Perspective is often doctored by some barriers to communications like different perception, stereotyping, lack of knowledge, interest, etc.
A Bible based Christian perspective as www.weightiermatters.org represents will;
• Build relationships for positive & peaceful change in all areas of life.
• Build a virtual community for change.
Our inspiration for this commissioned task is from Isaiah 11: 9.
“They shall not hurt no destroy in all my holy mountains: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea”.
E.W. Kenyon, who left this world in 1948, speaks. “All the knowledge that is taught in our schools, colleges and universities has been gained through the five senses…Man cannot know God [even himself] through the senses of his body…Natural man cannot understand spiritual things…Sense knowledge is in what man is and can do, and has done. Revelation faith is in the word of God,” that liveth and abideth”.
So, we also expect blessings from your revelations on God’s word through your feedbacks, comments, story ideas, etc. Remember, the foundation of Abraham’s covenant is to be blessed and be a blessing, [Genesis 12: 2; Galatians 3:13, 14]. God’s revelation to you can also bless other people. Some people whose revelation has blessed the world are.
Marthin Luther…the just shall live by faith.
William Seymour…Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Kenneth E. Hagin…Faith.
Smith Wigglesworth…power of the Spirit
WHY CHRISTAINS CANNOT RELY ON THE NEWS AND INTERPRETATION FROM THE WORLD’S PESPECTIVE.
The wisdom that rules this world is not reliable. “…yet not the wisdom of this world, or of the princes of this world that come to naught”. [1 Corinthians 2:13].
The real battle that challenges man is that of the mind and Satan has blinded the minds of unbelievers in order to dominate them as the god of this world.[11 Corinthians 4:4]. Christians have been redeemed.
The battle is a spiritual one and events in the natural world are directed from the supernatural world. [Ephesians 6:12].
But, Christians have been delivered from the manipulative power of darkness [Colossians 1:13] and must enforce this deliverance through the renewing of their minds [Romans 12:2]-beliefs and actions.
This is achieved principally by the knowledge of God because among other things man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from God’s mouth. He also upholds everything by the Word His power and has placed His word above His name and though the world shall pass away His word shall remain.
• For the redeemed and potentially redeemed.
OUR INTERPRETATIVE METHOD
The 5 fold ministry is given to the church to build it. This diversity of spiritual gifts shall play out on this reformative, recreative & transformative blog www.weightiermatters.org.
• The leading of the Holy Spirit, the true Teacher.
• Reference or use of books and information material from of anointed women and men of God.
• The application of the principles of contextualization following the major guidelines below.
1. What the Bible says on the issue.
2. How extra-biblical knowledge (e.g. culture, indigenous knowledge, politics, economics, science, philosophy, etc) where necessary relates to an issue.
3. How the truth of the Bible relates to an issue in practical, doable terms.
4. How it applies today in a specific circumstance.
5. Testimonies, evidence, models of the applied truth.