Saturday 31st July 2021 Devotion
Scripture:- Ephesians 4:1-17
Topic:- APC And PDP In Our Church Today
By Andrew N. E. Emmanuel
If your interest in Church is position, authority, and money; you have lost Christ.
A Native Doctor revealed how a Pastor came to him requesting the death of another higher Pastor.
He asked him why he wanted to end this Pastor’s life.
He said, “I want to immerge as the Leader of the Church because if he dies, I am the next to be chosen.”
What are we turning the Church of God into?
The Church that Jesus Christ denied Himself a lot of pleasures and benefits in order to die for us!
The Church that made Him die on the Cross!
The Church that He gave birth to a resurrection!
The time our Pastors are supposed to be used to seek the face of the Lord.
Most of them are using it to deliberate and ceaselessly hunting for position and money.
No wonder there is lukewarmness in the Church because believers are no more studying the Scriptures.
We hear the same story every Sunday.
Pastors, that narrate Nollywood and Bollywood full season on the Alter of Ministry and you expect the Church to be edified?
Sick people are now leaving the Church to meet Native Doctors, herbalists, etc because the Church of today is no more “the balm of Gilead.”
The secret of power and authority is the secret of the secret place with God…
When you see these men of God dragging and fighting for position, you will be surprised, and ashamed of yourself.
You will wonder if they have received Jesus into their lives.
“God asked one Leader in a particular Denomination to step down or else He will kill Him.”
Now listen, it may be that he has fulfilled his mission but doesn’t want to step down or he was never chosen by God to lead His people but manipulated his way into power.
This has also shifted the zeal and passion of the young Pastors for Christ.
Instead of them seeking God for an unusual manifestation, they have become submission and loyal to the Leader in order to be favoured by the Leader.
Have you heard of “Father Abraham? In some denominations where they transfer their Pastors.
It has become a ritual that the Leaders at the top now favor some and suffer some.
When you have someone at the top he will make sure you don’t go to a village or where there is much work, while those that don’t have anybody will be suffering.
Do they know the purpose God called you?
Do they know the type of work God wants you to do? Ignorantum!… You won’t ask.
You will end up fulfilling your mission and not God’s.
Father Abraham will make sure, fight to ordained and promote them also, while the one supposed to be promoted is being neglected.
Pastors are now paying money to be ordained and promoted.
Church has turned to politics… Error! Error!! Error!!! in the body of Christ.
When you promote someone that has not been due for promotion, you are inviting a problem to yourself.
Likewise, when you refuse or neglect the promotion of somebody that is due, you are inviting problems to yourself.
A Pastor that is heavenly conscious will not fight for position.
A believer that knows that our stay here on Earth is but a few minutes will not soak himself into the world.
As a Pastor, God has called you to manifest Him in your generation and not to start politics.
People might be doing it but don’t join them.
Endeavoring To Keep The Unity Of The Spirit In The Bond Of Peace!
Oh Lord God, help me to understand why I am here on earth so as to finish my race on earth well, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Have A Beautiful Saturday!