In this powerful teaching, the Holy Spirit outlines 7 leadership tenants that every Christ follower needs to know and practice as they answer God’s call from the book of Genesis to lead and feed others. If we are to extend our Heavenly Father’s redemptive rule throughout the Earth, we must know leadership is not about being served, it’s about serving others. We must know leadership is not about power, it’s about empowering others. Listen and be equipped and changed forever!
In summarizing Genesis 1 and 2, there is no doubt that as stewards of this present age, it is time for the church to by God’s Spirit identify, connect with, develop, and deploy a generation of leaders who will impact the Earth with the love of Jesus Christ. We are all called to be leaders and influencers where Jesus and His Kingdom, His nature, His Person, and His character are concerned. Listen and be blessed!
God’s original purpose and plan for mankind (male and female) was dominion through leadership. We as stewards of this present age then must by God’s Spirit identify, develop, and deploy a generation of leaders who will influence and impact this world by that same Spirit and the love of Christ. Even the great commission was given to the church as a direct mandate to provide leadership for all nations by the indwelling Spirit of God. Listen and be blessed!
When God was creating fish He spoke to the waters to bring them forth. When He desired to create vegetation He spoke to the earth to bring them forth. When He was making the stars He spoke to the firmament, but when He was ready to create man in His own image – He spoke to Himself! God hand crafted you in your mother’s womb and numbered the very hairs on your head; don’t let the enemy tell you that you don’t matter! God gave you His Spirit, His Word, His Kingdom, His blood, and His very self in His Son; lay hold of the truth that sets you free!
The word origin means, “the point of place where something begins, arises, or is sourced.” For all of us, our beginning was by the hand of God as outlined in the book of Genesis. Here God fashions His very likeness upon us by making us in His image. Could it be that because of our origin, we are made to like what God likes, love what God loves, and even oppose what God opposes – the answer is yes, and that reality plays out with mathematical precision every day of our lives.
What if the lures of power, money, and sex do not cause a lack of integrity but only reveal a lack of integrity? Perhaps our focus would shift from demonizing certain things culturally and examine our own hearts. Tests we face can actually reveal such realities as: You never know how bold your faith is until it is put under pressure. You never know how deep your love is until it is put under pressure. In leading future generations and influencing those around us, we need to live in the reality we have been integrated by Christ the Holy One Himself!
In order to lead and influence our families and the next generation, the Lord says it is imperative we are one with ourselves - meaning our words match our actions. In other words, we are not one way on Sunday and another way on Monday. It is our integrity and character that gives value to our words and gives us credibility. Look at God, the Bible says - the Lord our God He is one! This declares He is not double minded or two faced, He does not say one thing and do another, you can absolutely trust what He says! As a believer, you have been “integrated” with Christ which is the root word of integrity. Listen and be blessed!
Continuing on with ways we can bring lasting change and fruit that remains to our families and the next generation, the Holy Spirit adds: Model and communicate the true nature of God, Give the next generation not only room and opportunity to succeed but to fail, and Teach your children to obey their parents for their own benefit. Listen and be aligned with securing the future of the body of Christ!