Facebook status on Leadership 2/1/2013
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
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.