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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Leadership or Zoe Life Levels

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So, to sum up then, is the "position" of pastor,vicar,priest a statement of unbelief rather than belief? A cynicism rather, deriving from the unbelief that Jesus could ever, through His Word alone,build His Body through all parts of His Body working simultaneously? So, with a deep 2000 year "Hey Ho" Sigh, we take up our position of master puppeteer, in direct rebellion to Him who said " Call no man Father or Rabbi" and "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors." and in Matt 20:25 Ye have known that the rulers of the nations do exercise lordship over them, and those great do exercise authority over them,

26 but not so shall it be among you, but whoever may will among you to become great, let him be your ministrant;

27 and whoever may will among you to be first, let him be your servant;

28 even as the Son of Man did not come to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.'
So the Master Puppeteers are paid a tithe and call themselves benefactors.
1 Peter 5 3 Do not lord it over those in your charge, but be examples to the flock.

What does "Lord it over" mean? Telling people what to do.The only thing any person can tell any man is how to encourage the consciousness of Christ in them as them.
The Brethren denomination did not even permit paid ministry. This is probably one step too far, because there are those set apart for the work of sharing, the folly of preaching...but possibly these are only 3rdlevellers...ones whose Word can't be held in any more but gushes like Rivers of Living Water...and these are recognised by the Spirit and the brethren. In this manner Paul and Barnabas were set apart by the Spirit, though even then Paul insisted on making his gospel free by often refusing his due and making and selling tents.
Be honest. Can anyone anywhere think of a normal church by Spirit standards? Most ministers are ministering out of unfinished preparation. They may have been called but not one is living out of RAW Zoe Life. Rather, people who could not survive in the real world are being propped up and enabled by an Old Covenant tithe system which promotes by strong implication, though nolonger stated, a sense of separated priesthood.
A servant of God has faith for his/her own finances. Every person finds their unique path in this. Certainly selling that which God provides free of charge at the cost of His own Son for personal gain is dubious. Instead of providing the gospel free, and supports and helps to those in need, all our funds are snaffled in building costs and staff who are mostly in the baby stages of Christianity themselves, and should be nowhere near other people yet, their ZOE Life levels are far too shallow.

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