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How can we change our world for good?

How can we change our world for good?

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    • EMPOWERED FOR SERVICE
      YOUTH AND CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
    • TYPES OF EMPOWERMENT(7)
      TEACHERS
      PROPHETS
      EVANGELISTS
      PASTORS
      MIRACLE WORKING
      FAITH
      DISCERNERS OF TIMES AND SPIRITS
    • DEFINITION OF INFLUENCE
      “the power to have an effect on people or things…to affect or change how someone or something develops, behaves or thinks” C.A.L.D.(2003)
      “emanation from the stars affecting one’s fate or destiny” (Wiktionary)
      “power exerted on the minds or behaviour of others…an emanation of spiritual or moral force…the act or power of producing an effect without apparent application of force or direct exercise of command…the power or capacity to have an effect in indirect or intangible ways” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
      “the power to affect, control or manipulate something…the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decision…to affect, modify, sway, persuade or induce change by gentle action…a person or thing that exerts influence” (Wiktionary)
    • QUALITIES OF INFLUENCE CARRIERS(10)
      KNOWS
      BELIEVES
      UNDERSTANDS
      AN EXAMPLE ( a light and a seasoning)
      ATTRACTS
      HAS FORESIGHT (sees a problem before it arises)
      INVOLVED IN DECISION MAKING (as a person, and because of his personality)
      A MENTOR
      A PILLAR (economic, social, emotional, spiritual ,etc
      REPUTABLE
    • DIMENSION OF INFLUENCE
      • SECULAR (careers, education, entertainment, sports, socials, governance, etc)
      • SPIRITUAL (salvation, growth, stability, sanctification, edification, ministry, etc)
      You can have secular influence without spiritual influence; but with spiritual influence, you have secular influence.
      Consider Ahab and Elijah.
    • INFLUENCE TERMINATORS(11)
      • Unrighteousness (a young helping a young woman in math.
      • Repeated failure to provide solution to problems
      • Loss or lack of reputation
      • Lowering the bar of excellence
      • Aggressive and repulsive approach to life
      • Loss or lack of charisma
      • Lack of managerial skills (reaction to issues, complains, people
      • Over-confidence (believing you are indispensible
      • Reliance on material and pecuniary means (as opposed to building friendship
      • Detached-association (it does not concern me attitude, unconcerned, less concerned
      • Appeal to force (whether physical or psychological
    • SPHERES OF SPIRITUAL INFLUENCE(7)
      • POLITICAL
      • RELIGIOUS MATTERS
      • WORKPLACE
      • RESIDENCE
      • ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT (excellence without cutting corners)
      • EMOTION (chaste but not reclusive)
      • SOCIAL (dressing, language, doing business, official duties, etc)
      People should take their time to say/do things when you are around them, such that they change to your way.
    • MEN OF GREAT INFLUENCE
    • IMPORTANCE OF INFLUENCE(7)
      Reformation: Martin Luther
      Leadership: David
      Preservation of the Faith: Daniel
      Enlightenment: Paul
      Custodian of Divine Mystery: Peter
      Discovery of Protégé: Timothy
      Mentoring: The Holy Spirit (a combination of all the above: we are disciples of Jesus because the Holy Spirit mentored us)
    • KEY TO SPIRITUAL INFLUENCE
      It is not by power or might, but by The Spirit of God.
      The Greatest Teacher is the Holy Spirit.
      You can not have Him and not know or understand The Bible.
      You can not have the Holy Spirit and not know Jesus is.
      In the later days, men will have a form of righteousness but lacking the power thereof.
      The power of righteousness is The Holy Spirit.
    • THE PURPOSE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (7)
      To teach
      To guide
      To lead
      To explain
      To rebuke
      To release the power of God
      To help in witnessing Jesus Christ (the testimony of Jesus Christ is the Spirit of prophesy)