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
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)