Spiritual Mapping Articles: The articles included in this category are provided to help you come to an understanding of the principles of spiritual mapping, as well as to help develop your spiritual mapping skills.
In Luke chapter 8 verse 11, Jesus compares the word of God to a seed planted in soil. As Jesus told the parable of the soils to the disciples, He described how different types of soil responded to the seed of the word in different ways. Just as we would prepare the soil of a garden in order to grow healthy plants, so the “soil” of a particular city or region needs to be prepared in order to see the seed of the gospel take root and bear fruit. It doesn’t make sense to throw seed on concrete, so why do we think seeds of the gospel will bear fruit when thrown out in an environment that has not been plowed and cultivated spiritually?
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The term "spiritual mapping" bounces around many Christian circles but in honest conversation many of us have to admit that our understanding is limited and in need of additional definition. Basically speaking, spiritual mapping gives us the “military intelligence” that we need in order to bring the Gospel of the Kingdom into an area effectively. Read this article for an solid introduction to siritual mapping.