How are these two linked?
What are the seven mountains?
The 7 mountains are 7 sectors in society that mold the way we think, that is our culture is shaped by these spheres or mountains. Society is changed/transformed through all 7 mountains.
Economy, Government, Family, Spirituality, Education, Media & Celebration.
God has a strategy for transforming society; it is through the marketplace/workplace, in each of these mountains. “Those people who occupy the high places have the influence”
Today there is a great awakening as Gods people are becoming aware that there is a mighty move of God in the workplace. Men & women are becoming aware that their work is their God given assignment.
God has designed each person individually, with a unique mix of abilities, strengths, desires. God has an assignment for each person. Some peoples’ vocation (calling) is to work in the religious field. Most vocations are in other areas. We all are in on a mission [assignment], some are called to foreign lands, most are called to their local areas, and most are called to the jungles of the marketplace.
God has given you the desire, the interest to become an accountant, plumber, pastor, mother, cleaner, secretary, etc…… all are full-time Christian workers.
God never made a distinction between sacred and secular. In fact, the Hebrew word avodah is the root word having the same meaning of “work” and “worship.” God sees our work as worship.
We have incorrectly elevated the role of the Christian vocational worker to be more holy and committed than the person who is serving outside in a more secular environment. Yet, the call to the marketplace is as important as any other calling. God has His people in every sphere of life. Otherwise, many would never come to know Him.
Let him demonstrate His power through your life so that others might experience Him through you today and see your vocation as worship to His glory.
God values our work even when the product has no eternal value. Christians often measure the significance of a job by its perceived value from the eternal perspective. Will the work last; will it “really count” for eternity?
The implication is that God approves of work for eternity, but places little value on work for the here and now. By this measure, the work of ministers and missionaries has eternal value because it deals with people’s spiritual, eternal needs.
Based on the above thought, the work of a doctor, shop owner, salesman, technician or jockey has only limited value, because it meets only earthly needs. In other words, this kind of work doesn’t really “count” in God’s eyes. However, thinking this way, is ignoring several important bible truths. God himself has created a world that is time bound and temporary, and He placed us in it to live. 2 Peter 3:10-11. God promises rewards to people in everyday jobs, based on their attitude and conduct. Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 3:23- 4:1
The Lord has called each of us to be excellent in what we do. Those whom God used in the Kingdom as marketplace ministers were skilled and exemplified excellence in their field. Not only were these men skilled, they were filled with God’s Spirit.
We are living in a time when there is a reformation taking place in the body of Christ, not of doctrine but of practice. God is moving among those in the workplace. You and I are part of this movement. As more and more men and women take their rightful place as workplace ministers with signs and wonders that accompany their life, we will begin to see church leaders understand this movement and begin to embrace it.
These marketplace minsters are leading by results, providing solutions, by the power of God, which will change the old paradigms. However, be sure of this, whenever there is a move of God, there is also opposition by Satan that comes from the religious leadership, just as it did in the early church movement.
95% of the body of Christ are not employed by the church in “full time ministry” so there must be a destiny for this 95%.
Deuteronomy 1:8 All of this is the land which I, the LORD, promised to give to your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to their descendants. Go and occupy it.