Therefore be imitators of God as dear children – Ephesians 5:1. Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ – 1 Corinthians 11:1.
The time we are living in now is a season where everyone is being programmed to accept technology as the new way of interacting with others. Slowly but surely, physical connection is being replaced. With the new social contract that the rulers are advocating for, we will all be subjected to a central way of accessing, offering and doing things. We have heard of databases being compiled in the background which initially were to be used for data mining. However, soon those databases will be used to get to know everything there is to know about an individual. While we do everything on the net, certain applications are compiling info about us to be added into the database. So someone you have never had any form of interaction with will read you like a book. In a spiritual world these databases are called akashic records,
and the applications that collect the information are called familiar spirits. Spirits that monitor one’s every move.
What does this have anything to do with social media followership?
The work that we do now for the kingdom of God is slowly moving to the tech platform. In these platforms the followership is not surfed so anyone can follow your page or ministry. We have been programmed to be very excited when we see an increase in followership or an increase in views. This means we are relevant and are attracting relevant people also. But how sure are we about that relevance?
Technology is governed in spiritual Persia. Every single technological advancement raises up the spirit of Persia. Spiritual Persia is a kingdom in the spiritual realm that exists as a vital force or power that cuts and divides. Its target is to separate. This is Satan’s ruling strategy – divide and rule or conquer. King Cyrus in the Bible was the king of Persia that conquered Babylon and used by God for the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem, as well as releasing those that were imports to Babylon including Jews. About the Prince of Persia though, the Bible in Daniel 10 tells us differently. He is the demonic fallen angel that fought against Gabriel to delay him from delivering a message to Daniel regarding the future of Israel, until Micheal came to his rescue. This is the problem prince of ‘divide and rule’. He is a territorial spirit that hinders the will of God for His children. The same prince that governs in the technology space.
A company I previously worked for had a leader that capitalised in the advantages of technology. A scientology church fellow. I had never met him in person but during techno meetings he had this bullying energy that he was flaunting. He could silence anyone just by this energy. When I met him in person, all this bullying energy I always sensed during meetings was null and void. I thought it was my imagination. When the next meeting came the bullying energy was flowing yet again. There and then I knew that there is a certain spiritual power associated with technology that we are ignorant of. People that have worked for and spoken against social media have shared how people are manipulated through these platforms.
Churches have been neutralised through the desire for members. For a while membership was a huge drive for most churches. The problem with the focus on numbers is that it results to a compromise on content in order to keep relevance as well as followership. Social media is about numbers and views so the same spirit will apply to ministry platforms which automatically neutralises the ministry. Not every member you have is about following but there to neutralise.
Jesus was not intrigued by numbers. As He is so are we. The day after He fed the 5000, a crowd came again seeking Him. He knew that they came not to see miracles or hear His teachings, but for food. So He taught them a hard teaching such that they left.
But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him. – John 6:64
The same problem that Jesus had, ministries experienced in the church platform and also shall they, even worse in the social media platform. Jesus had the twelve disciples which He intensely influenced such that the gospel could efficiently reach the world through them.
It is better to have a small number that can truly be influenced by the ministry than a large number with most representing the interests of Jezebel and the Prince of Persia. This doesn’t only apply to ministries but also to individuals. Instead of having a page that speaks nothing, rather have content on your page that builds people and contribute positively in their lives. It is time that platforms of the enemy be subdued to the authority of God. We want people to follow us as we follow Christ. This is the time where we cannot compromise the gospel for the sake of followership. We need to wake up and be alert always especially now. Watch and pray
Be very careful, then, how you live— not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. – Ephesians 5:15-16