Wednesday 15th July 2020 Devotion
Scripture:- Revelation 3:1-22
Topic:- 12 Kinds Of Pastor 
Text:- Isaiah 2:14
- Shallow Pastors:
a. Description: These are proud, garrulous, self-centered and self-willed pastors. They are islands, too busy to attend conferences or seminars or listen to anybody’s tape. They believe that everyone should learn from them but they cannot learn from anybody. Their anointing has grown to the extend that they don’t need to read the Bible everyday, have time of prayer and fast unto the Lord.
b. Basic Motive: Their motive is to succeed in ministry financially, materially and socially. They therefore spend Church money to buy expensive shoes, clothings, cars and properties. They have nothing to really give to people spiritually. They thrive on stories, noise, demonstrations, pushing people and mimicked styles and prophesies. Their sermon dwell on their worth, wealth and fame.
c. Demerits: People are fed half truths, lies, motivational talks and the larger than life image of the man of God. They are always on the move, have nothing really to share and give to the people. The people are therefore largely unsaved, canal, sinful, ungodly and religious. They therefore move away to where the grass is green and the water is still. Shallow Pastors will always lose serious Christians to other Churches.
d. Prospects: Return to the Lord, load yourself and prepare to feed people with balanced diet of the Word. See Zephaniah 3:4.
- Ministry Pastor:
a. Description: These are Ministry focused Pastors. They are committed to and consumed by the work of the Ministry. In their order of priorities, Ministry is number one and everything else takes secondary position. These Pastors neglect their families, children and personal lives in the name of doing Ministry. Their children are wayward, bitter, uncatered for, angry and unconverted. Their wives are miserable, frustrated, neglected; feel cheated and lonely.
b. Basic Motives: To fulfill their Ministry irrespective of anything or anybody. The desire is to prove themselves and the readiness to neglect everything for the Ministry. They move from Crusade to Revivals, from Prayer Mountains to Special Seminars. They are too spiritual to play, pray, enjoy and relax with their wives, children and family, because sinners are perishing. They are always in a hurry.
c. Demerits: They experience divorce, have wayward children, unsettled homes and unfulfilled ministry. Their wives become demonised or engage in extra – marital affairs due to frequent absence and lack of care. Pastors that give Ministry the number one priority above their God, home and personal development will always experience crisis, breakaway and being forsaken by the Lord. Lack of peace, progress and tranquility, both in the Church and personal lives will always be the outcome of the mistake of putting Ministry before God and your family. Ministry Pastors will always experience burn out and frustration in Ministry.
d. Prospects: Return back to the Lord. Make your God and family as number one and two, and Ministry as number three.
- Sick Pastor:
a. Description: Physically okay but spiritually sick. Sick because they don’t know the Lord, they are sinful, ungodly, evil, immoral and wicked. Though they sometimes find themselves leading large Congregations, yet, they preach the Jesus they have not met. They only use their spiritual activities to cover their spiritual unclothedness.
b.Basic Motives: They don’t know why they are in the Ministry. They want to be like the Jones and Joneses. They are Copycats. They struggle with sin, evil and low self image. They take out their anger, sin and frustration on the people.
They are sick because they lack basic leadership skill. They are sick because they are not good examples and role model to follow. They are sick because they operate under curse and disobedience.
c. Demerits: Destroyed lives of people under them; carnal, covetous, stinginess, unforgiving spirit, and readiness to curse and destroy people who dare questioning their ungodly activities. They usually kill Churches and cause stagnation by making the saints to sin and backslide. Sick Pastors will always produce sick Churches that will find growth very difficult and stagnation very easy.
d. Prospects: Repent, seek the Lord, apologise and do a new work. See Revelation 3:14-19.
Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, break me, remold me to Your perfect image and servant of God indeed now by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.