12 Agencies Through Which The Church Can Transform The Earth Realm
1. The Agency of the Holy Spirit
"But I tell you the truth, it is for your benefit that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you." John 16:7
"However when the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. For he will not speak on his own, but He will speak what He hears, and will declare to you what is to come." John 16:13
"Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:17-18
2. The Agency of Work
"And the LORD GOD took the man and placed him in the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it." Genesis 2:15
"For six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, but on the seventh day, He rested." Exodus 20:11
"For even while we were with you, we gave a command: if anyone is unwilling to work, he shall not eat.that the hand that does not work must not eat." 2 Thessalonians 3:10
3. The Agency of Mankind
"God blessed them and said to them, be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it: and have dominion over all the fish in the sea, over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moved on the surface of the earth." Genesis 1:28
4. The Agency of Gifts, Skills, Talent
"For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has shall be taken away." Matthew 25:29
5. The Agency of Research
"Thus saith the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it- the Lord is His Name. Call upon me and I will show you great and mighty things that you do not know." Jeremiah 33:2-3
"It is the glory of God to conceal things but it is the honour of kings to search things out." Proverbs 25:2
"The simple believes everything, but the wise and prudent gives thought to his steps." Proverbs 14:15
"Who is like a wise man? Who knows the explanation of things? Wisdom brightens a man's face and changes its hard countenance." Ecclesiastes 8:1
6. The Agency of Stewardship
"Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that they be found faithful." 1 Corinthians 4:1-2
"Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth and a foot out of joint." Proverbs 25:19
7. The Agency of Unity and Human Co-operation
"And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the children of men builded. And the LORD said, behold the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." Genesis 11:5-9
"That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me." John 17:21
8. The Agency of Adversity
"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:12-13
"If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength!" Proverbs 24:10
"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." 1 Peter 5:10
9. The Agency of Prayer
"The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous man avails much. Elijah was subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth brought for her fruit." James 5:16b-18
10. The Agency of the Word of God
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was made nothing that was made." John 1:1-3
11. The Agency of the Tongue
"What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile." Psalms 34:12-13
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." Proverbs 18:21
"O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."Matthew 12:34-37
12. The Agency of Love
1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 Charity (Love) suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
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