Written by: Pearl Kupe
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Recently I received a message on WhatsApp that said, “ Cockroaches can survive a nuclear war, but hit them with a newspaper and they die. See how dangerous media is?”
The message was drawing attention to the power of the media in a very unique way. The media gate or mountain, as it is sometimes referred to, is one of the most powerful gates as it carries the power to shape thoughts and mindsets.
In Romans 12:2 the Word of God urges us to not be conformed to the world, but to have our minds renewed. The scripture says “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” One of the keys that the enemy uses to conform us to the world is through influencing our minds. The media gate is one of the key gates that carries an innate ability to shape thoughts, minds and ultimately our behaviours and conduct.
As we enter into a new season, the post COVID-19 Lockdown era, God is focussed on positioning the Body and Church of Jesus Christ to be aligned with her original Kingdom blueprint. The Church will no longer be a “backbencher”, but will be a frontrunner carrying the life saving and delivering message of the Gospel to all nations and discipling nations in line with the Matthew 28:19 Great Commission mandate.
The Media is a key part of this assignment and must rise up to fulfill her God ordained mandate in this season. As the Body of Christ, let us therefore pray:
1. To rebuke and expose all fake and deceptive news according to Matthew 10:26 which says “Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.” Let us pray for every hidden lie that is written or placed on media platforms to be exposed;
2. For a responsible and truthful media personnel and for Truth to be released and disseminated. Let’s remember that Truth is a person, the person of Jesus to be exact. Jesus said in John 14:6-6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” When we pray for truth to be made manifest, therefore, we are also praying for the saving power and knowledge of Jesus be released into the nations.
3. For the transfer and ownership of media businesses to be effected and passed onto God-fearing sons of Elohim who will use the platforms responsibly to influence mindsets to align with Kingdom principles and protocols.
4. Lastly, let us pray for JOY! Magazine. It is one of the very few Christian magazines that not only brings truth to the nation and nations at large, but demonstrates it also in action. It has not been an easy journey for them but they have persevered over the years and committed to being a non-compromising platform of Kingdom expression. Please do remember to lift up the Editor of the magazine Erin Georgiou and pray for her to have wisdom to lead the magazine in this coming era and pray for her staff to find new ways and strategies to spread the gospel of Yeshua using the media as an instrument.
Time for a godly Media to Arise & Shine like never before!
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Pearl Kupe-Attorney & International consultant to world leaders & International organizations is International President-Global Forum for Women Entrepreneurs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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