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The Integration Of Faith And Politics

"Veta Womble" (2019-10-05)


The church is God's community; this is a spiritual community of faith with mandate to represent the interest of God on earth. Through this spiritual community, God wants to reach out to the secular community. We are to evangelize the community towards God. This is our first assignment to preach repentance. And then demonstrate the diakonos and apostolic mandate. Acts6:1-8.We are to minister to the whole man, we need to provide life coaching. The only institution which has answers for dying world is the church. We are God' stewards. Stewardship is required in our communities. Who is a steward? Two words will repeatedly come out whenever you find the word stewardship in any context," Responsibility" and "accountability" We are to preserve the nation from spiritual,morally,economical and social corruption and contamination by any means. We are to manage, develop and preserve the national, social economical, spiritual and public affairs and properly manage the national resources, national investments, and national treasury.

We have a duty and responsibility to improve the social, economical and moral standards of our communities as church leaders. Ungodly people corrupt society, Corruption is actually sin and gross wickedness which delays the social, political, economical and spiritual progress of a country. When a nation denounces the authority of God and godly principle of governance a seed of decay and erosion of morality, justice, peace, integrity and the fear of God takes place. This will lead a nation into a serious social and moral breakdown beyond human comprehension. Community leadership is ordained by God and not by man, according to the book of Romans13:1 both the government and its citizens has responsibility towards each other and also towards God as the creator and owner of everything. In any sense man needs to be governed especially when man rejects God Why? If man is not governed by anything we are going to face chaos.1Timothy1vs8-9 Democracy itself is not a biblical system or order but the word government has repeatedly appeared in the scriptures Romans13:2. While democracy is the work of man through philosophy and politics, government and authority ids ordained by God.

Legend politician Margret Thatcher once admitted in a public speech that "We cannot make it without religion" What she meant was we cannot make it without God; A godless society is an evil society. We have a duty as a church to do the following thing in our nations. 1. Give spiritual guidance. 2. Give prophetic direction, a nation without a prophetic voice and a prophetic direction is doomed. 3. Preserve, develop and manage our nations for God. The first responsibility God gave man was to take care of the earth and to rule well over everything he created on earth. We need to know that nature preservation is God's will for man. 4. Be exemplary to the circular world of ungodly people and political leaders. 5. Be a trusted institution where both society and our government will run to for spiritual direction and solutions. 8. Be a socially and spiritually relevant corporate body of Christians.

9. Keep our national spiritual gates through radical and aggressive spiritual warfare and intercession. You can be a civil servant for example a policeman or a teacher or a Member of Parliament or even a cabinet minister. You must prove competency and integrity as a Christian that is the first step into providing Godly and spiritual leadership. You presence as a Christian should command respect in all these institutions. Community leadership does not start from the top though in record or in theory it does but in practice it starts from the grass root those who work directly with issues and people at ground level. As Christians we must treat our jobs or employment as sacred and a stewardship which we have received from and not just a means of earning a living. As a Christian your labour in everything is not in vain, its either it will bring good fruit or bad fruit so be careful how you labour.