To “mobilize” means to “put in a state of readiness for active service, to use one’s energies for action.” A “methodology” is a system of “methods,” a clearly defined way of accomplishing a plan or vision.
Worldly strategies of motivation focus on manipulation of people and other resources for the purpose of greed and selfish gain. To “motivate” others, appeals are centered on things pleasing to the flesh or achieved by guilt, pressure, and force. Mobilization differs, in that it is grounded in Biblical principles and the motivation comes from God rather than man. Mobilization results from the sovereign touch of God rather than cheap emotional appeals to the flesh.
In this course you will learn the difference between mobilization and manipulation. You will study the Biblical basis of mobilization and learn how the fire, glory, and worship of God are involved in mobilizing God’s people. You will study Biblical principles of revival and learn their importance in maintaining the motivation necessary for achieving spiritual vision.
You will also travel through the Biblical record of Joshua, learning how he mobilized God’s people to take the promised land of Canaan. You will study about the type of man God uses as a mobilizer, and how to motivate others from passive to active involvement.
You will also study principles of penetration which can be applied to penetrate a nation, city, or village for God. You will learn what to do after a “Valley of Achor” experience and how to face spiritual giants in the land.
This course presents methods (a clearly defined way) of mobilizing believers (channeling their abilities for action) to achieve the vision of worldwide spiritual harvest. This course is part of the Harvestime International Institute series which is designed to take a believer who wants to be used of God and transform that wish from desire to demonstration.
In module one of training called “Visualizing,” students are challenged with the vision of the spiritual harvest fields to which all true believers are called. In module two, “Deputizing,” several courses establish the spiritual foundation necessary to become a harvester.
In module three, entitled “Multiplying,” students are challenged to spiritual reproduction as they multiply and share what they have learned with others.
Module four, entitled “Organizing,” explains how to organize the spiritual resources resulting from the “multiplying” phase of development. Next in order is this course on “Mobilizing” which presents methods for mobilizing spiritual forces for God and explains the practical application of the Harvestime vision to specific areas of ministry.
The Harvestime courses preceding this one are all very important. If you try to mobilize without a foundation, you have zeal without understanding. You cannot mobilize without people, which makes the importance of multiplying obvious. If you try to mobilize without
organization, you have action without a purposeful plan.
Many times in Christian service, we offer our best to God and think that is sufficient. Our best is never enough. Organization is not enough. Spiritual reproduction is not enough. Even a good doctrinal foundation is not enough. True…we must offer our best..but then we must look to God to add His holy fire, His glory, and spiritual renewal. We must learn not to rely on our training, experience, and organization. Rather, we must rely on God’s transforming touch on the work of our hands. Only then will we, as harvesters, be mobilized to the work of the harvest.
And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word with signs following. (Luke 16:19)
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. (Psalm 90:17)
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
Explain the difference between mobilization and manipulation.
Explain the relationship between mobilization and evangelism.
Summarize the Biblical basis of mobilization.
Discuss each of the following mobilizing spiritual forces:
The fire of God
The glory of God
Worship of God
Revival from God
Explain what it means to worship in spirit and truth.
Discuss how we are to worship God.
Identify Biblical principles of revival.
Explain how to mobilize passive people.
Explain how to handle failure.
Identify the Biblical principles of penetration revealed in the book of Joshua.
Identify the qualities necessary to be a mobilizer of others.
Mobilize your church on the basis of spiritual gifts.