2Cor. 10:12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
2Cor. 10:13 We, however, will not boast beyond measure, but within the limits of the sphere which God appointed us―a sphere which especially includes you.
2Cor. 10:14 For we are not overextending ourselves (as though our authority did not extend to you), for it was to you that we came with the gospel of Christ;
2Cor. 10:15 not boasting of things beyond measure, that is, in other men’s labors, but having hope, that as your faith is increased, we shall be greatly enlarged by you in our sphere,
2Cor. 10:16 to preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s sphere of accomplishment.
The word used for limits is the Greek word Metron. In other words, there are limits to our authority. Jesus has been given all authority according to Matthew 28:18-20, but we as individuals have not. We have to learn what our limits are and how to increase it.
The 7 Metrons is dealing with our authority in the 7 Mountains of influence in the earth. They are Business, Government, Media, Arts and Entertainment, Education, Family and Religion. In this part of training we will identify your METRON of authority and teach you how to gain influence into these areas.
The mountain of religion is the Holy Hill mentioned in the book of Isaiah.
Is. 2:2 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.
Everything we do is for the glory of the Lord and the advancement of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. This mountain suffers from the lack of Holy Wisdom. No other religion has what the Kingdom of Jesus Christ has to offer.
The mountain of business is for those who feel that their focus is entrepreneurship. Whether small business or corporate enterprise, this mountain is your sphere. Without the wisdom of business, many people will lack employment.
Those called to government could include those who feel the need to be in politics, government service, or local government offices. This is key to a successful community or nation.
The media mountain in today’s culture plays a big part in the influence of the youth. There are many ways through media that a kingdom message can get out.
Most of our culture today is brought about by the art and entertainment mountain. The children of today will be the leaders of tomorrow.How they are influenced today will have a great impact on tomorrow.
What are the great obstacles of our day. This mountain has far reaching implications, because everyone is getting educated in every mountain. Those called to this mountain can be both in the secular or religious circles.
Family is a mountain that has been under assault for at least 6 decades in America. If a man gains the whole world, but loses his soul, what good is it? Success in any other mountain only has it’s true understanding in a prosperous posterity.