Kingdom Business Network
The past few years have seen a rapid surge of interest in “marketplace ministry” within the church. People now understand that only a few believers will ever serve in a pulpit while most Christians will find their destiny and God-given calling in astoundingly diverse ways in the “secular” world.
We believe this is more than the newest buzzword or latest church fad but a genuine move of God that will transform the church and become a powerful, practical strategy to disciple entire nations.
In 1975 the Lord showed both Bill Bright and Loren Cunningham that there are seven spheres of influence, or “mind molders” that shape society and hold the keys to global harvest. These spheres of influence can be described as seven mountains and it become known as the “Seven Mountain Strategy.” It identifies the Church, but also Education, the Arts, the Media, Government, Business and Families as the seven mountains that shape human belief systems.
Like Joseph, many Christians have spent years being prepared for strategic leadership and influence in these seven arenas of society. There are hundred-million dollar deals in the making, righteous officials trying to get elected, musicians waiting to be discovered, books that need to be published, and scientific discoveries about to happen…
So many are on the verge of breakthrough but most have just not gotten there yet! They fight on, year after year; encountering massive resistance as they seek to pioneer in the area the Lord has called them to.
We believe there are two key components in this next expression of the “Seven Mountain Strategy” that must happen to see these breakthroughs occur.
The first is that targeted intercession is absolutely necessary if real territory is to be taken and held. There is simply no way around this fact.
2 Cor 10:4 -5 says, “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
Clearly there are fortresses of the mind, belief systems that are demonically empowered that resist the advance of the gospel. These belief systems are perpetuated through the media and through education, families, business etc. According to this scripture, human strategy and strength is not sufficient to deal with these structures but “divine weapons” are needed!
We believe that the Lord is raising up houses of prayer that will join with those called to take these seven mountains and fight side-by-side with them in prayer until they see breakthroughs occur!
The second aspect is that the Lord is teaching us to hear his voice more clearly for our lives and for our “Businesses or places of employment”. This is going to be a critical skill in the days ahead. Joseph’s prophetic gifting opened the door for his administrative skill and governmental calling. Again, prophetic houses of prayer can play a key role in receiving prophetic insights for businesses, artists, governments, etc.
Though the original revelation on the seven mountains was given more than thirty years ago, there is a fresh urgency from the Lord regarding it today. Thirty years later, we see that those with anti-Christian agendas still control these mountains. Yet there is a company of intercessors, artists, business leaders, educators, inventors and governmental leaders standing in the wings, waiting to step on the stage of history.
As “Kingdom Business Network” here in Lakeland and the surrounding areas, our plan and prayer is to bring together Marketplace Leaders, Intercessors, Pastors and Government Officials to work together for the ultimate goal of advancing the Kingdom of God in our City, State and Nation. We want to see the Kingdom of God on each of the 7 mountains.
Rev. 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.