Isaiah 2:2, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 8:19-21 Genesis 1:28, Matthew 28:19,

Mike Davies considers how change will only come in society by everyday Christians doing extra-ordinary things and believing and accepting that God has a purpose for their life.

Mike Davies
Mike Davies

"Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it." Isaiah 2:2

Over recent years I have heard a lot of talk on the 'Mountains of the Kingdom', also known as realms, fields, or spheres.

Christianity as a movement certainly has influence and as followers of Jesus we should be applying the principles of his Kingdom to everyday life around us. When we do, it will soon start to influence others.

The main emphasis of Christianity is to 'Go' rather than to sit and wait for people to turn up. So we 'Go' into the mountains of life and we are to be influencers and life changers.

The individual mountains are always open for debate and discussion and I believe that there can be overlap between them. The following are mountains that we should aim to be involved in:

  • Family life

  • Church - or the Religious Mountain

  • Education

  • Government and Law

  • Media, News, Communication, Commentary, Social Media

  • Arts - Celebration areas, entertainment and sports

  • Business and Economics

  • Science and Technology

  • Finance and Banking

  • Law & Justice (separate from Government)

  • Social justice - health

  • Ecology - the earth itself - the restoration of the earth

Imagine if all of these were correctly aligned to the Kingdom of God - what a different place the world would be!

If we look at the 'mountains' and the influence that Christians are fashioning at the moment, we will see that there is little reality that God's Kingdom principles are on top (Isaiah 2).

It is not enough to have Christians 'involved', they must be 'shifting' and 'influencing' the mountain in which they function.

One of the stumbling blocks to seeing this influence and shift come in the mountains is our understanding of end-time theology. How we see end-time theology can define how we see the outworking of our faith and Kingdom life within the mountains.

If we believe that God is coming to restore the earth, then we will see that we have a responsibility for the earth that we live in today. If we believe that God is coming to take us from the earth then we can be unsure as to why we need to make any effort. We could think: "How long before the Lord comes again to clean up this terrible world that we currently live in?" But the Lord is probably saying, "It is not a terrible world it is part of my creation."

We need to know who we are and what we are called to be in between the resurrection and the second coming.

If we have Christian values it starts to provide us with a Christian world view. 'Love' is a powerful force. Looking at God's Kingdom values and how this impacts our view on the 'mountains', love plays an important role.

'If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation'. (2 Corinthians 5:17) What matters is we are a new creation planted into a new Kingdom (God's) with a different value and belief system.