Moses, Saul, David, Jonah and Paul did not have the intention of working for God when the Word came on them.

1 Corinthians 1:26-29 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.

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What is the view of people outside church about the person you are following?

As Christians, we are sometimes too quick to dismiss the view of people outside church. If we are true ambassadors of Christ, our behavior should not conflict with what people think God is about. Not that we must agree with them but, people should see church as a good place for the broken hearted. 1 Timothy 3:6-7 A church leader: People outside the church must speak well of him so that he will not be disgraced and fall into the devil’s trap.

Many people hate church today because of church leaders conduct and because we are blinded by the love for our pastors we often become defensive.

Calling

When saying “Yes” Lord, know what you are signing up for. The main thing of saying Yes, is that you are declaring war with the kingdom of darkness. From that point on, know that the devil will be on your case. Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”

This year has been a difficult year for me spiritually. I have served the best way I know how and been taught but there was just so much challenges at church. One thing I keep reminding myself is that these people are not my enemy, they just happen to available to be used in the fight by the devil. 1 Peter 2:20-21 Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you. For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.

Satan is more concerned about to tomorrow, who you are going to be as it was declared in heaven. He knows this who are going to cause him pain. He is being proactive and will try by all means to delay or to stop you. Focus on the Cross, do not be moved to the left no to the right.

The Fivefold ministries

When Jesus left us, he made sure that the church is not left vulnerable. What He was able to do while on earth , He enabled the church through His Spirit to continue the works. Preaching alone won’t liberate people from life of sin, sometimes, we need to break the spiritual barriers caused by powers and principalities of the kingdom of darkness. Ephesians 4:11-12 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.

If Christ saw it necessary that the fivefold must exist, why are we hostile to some? Worse when even pastors criticize prophets at the pulpit. Lead a life worthy of your calling, don’t mislead people because there is one or two prophets out of line. Preach the Word, don’t be swayed away by jealousy, focus on what you are called for and the people you are called for. Church members belongs to God and there for God. Ephesians 4:16 He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

When Jesus left us, he made sure that the church is not left vulnerable. What He was able to do while on earth , He enabled the church through His Spirit to continue the works. Preaching alone won’t liberate people from life of sin, sometimes, we need to break the spiritual barriers caused by powers and principalities of the kingdom of darkness. Ephesians 4:11-12 Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.

If Christ saw it necessary that the fivefold must exist, why are we hostile to some? Worse when even pastors criticize prophets at the pulpit. Lead a life worthy of your calling, don’t mislead people because there is one or two prophets out of line. Preach the Word, don’t be swayed away by jealousy, focus on what you are called for and the people you are called for. Church members belongs to God and there for God. Ephesians 4:16 He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.

God knows those who are His.

There are those who are called and those who went. Most of the confusions on the pulpit is that people lead for their selfish gains not worrying about the flock or the Word.

2 Timothy 2:19 But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The LORD knows those who are his,” and “All who belong to the LORD must turn away from evil.” Though we have turned against the old ministries, one thing you can credit them for is that people never left those churches. Today we move from church to church and don’t find a place we can stay and fellowship and call it home. This lead to a question, is the problem the servants of God or as congregants, we also don’t know what we want? God calls a servant of God for things that He want to achieve not what and how we think the servant of God must run the ministry. Ephesians 1:11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,

As a man or woman of God, People put their trust in you.

As a man or woman of God, People put their trust in you. There are things that they can’t share with anyone but you. Be a person who people can trust with their issues. 2 Kings 4:25-27 As she approached the man of God at Mount Carmel, Elisha saw her in the distance. He said to Gehazi, “Look, the woman from Shunem is coming. Run out to meet her and ask her, ‘Is everything all right with you, your husband, and your child?'” “Yes,” the woman told Gehazi, “everything is fine.” But when she came to the man of God at the mountain, she fell to the ground before him and caught hold of his feet. Gehazi began to push her away, but the man of God said, “Leave her alone. She is deeply troubled, but the LORD has not told me what it is.”

The Shunammite woman told Gehazi, everything is fine but when she got to Elisha, she told him about the death of her son. Even as you choose leaders, there things people will be only be free to talk to you about.

When you are an eagle and move with chickens, they will make you eat corn then you will choke.

Move away from faithless people, those who say it’s impossible. Acts 9:40 But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up.

I always wonder why there is so much controversy on the pulpit when we are using same book. God reveals necessary information for us to keep going but because people want to be better than others, they manufacture new information for their benefit. 1 Corinthians 13:12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.