THE LOVE OF TITLES
by Apostle Steve Adonai
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Thereís this subtle, seductive, and obviously deceptive wind sweeping across the corridors of the Church in recent times. The shady illusion that what the anointing of the Holy Spirit can do, tittles, positions, and accolades can accomplish, or even do better! As a result of this pitiful condition, saints donít even bother to seek for Godís fresh presence and glorious power anymore; they rather go for more or all the tittles and accolades!
The 40 days and nights Jesus Christ, Moses, and other saints spent agonizing in prayer and fasting wasnít to acquire more tittles and accolades, but for the exclusive anointing of the Holy Spirit. Never forget this, the anointing of the Holy Spirit alone is omnipotent, thatís the wisdom and power of God almighty for all times!
The core and ultimate purpose of the anointing of the Holy Spirit on us is not in any way to glorify, promote or glamorize secular or religious tittles. Tittles must remain exactly what they are Ė symbols of identifications and recognition for our roles, place, function, office or calling. Stark unbelievers and even devils have recognized and highly established tittles, we all know that.
This crave, hustle and lust for more and more recognition and accolades of men is got to stop, so we can focus on our primary responsibility as son and daughters of God. Consequently, leadership tussles here in the Church, family or Christian communities are nothing but a sign and evidence of either pride, selfishness, or immaturity, the love and clamor for recognition and tittles being the root cause!
The understanding that weíre never called in isolation should humble us to know that no one is inferior. Every role, calling or gift in the body of Christ is unique; itís therefore obvious that we canít function in all at the same time. Thatís why itís pertinent we honor those playing even complimentary roles. Never, ever despise any gift, calling or ministry in the Church or community! See 1Cor.12:22-24.
Jesus Christ remarked, ďThe greatest among you should be the servant of allĒ Iím yet to see a dedicated, enthusiastic, self motivated, selfless, and highly focused servant clamoring for headship, authority, and power! Heís simply too engrossed in his passionate service to feel such need.
The divorce rate in Christendom is escalating because ďeveryone wants to be the headĒ nobody wants to serve! They Church is fast losing her authority, miracle working power, and positive influence because Christian leaders and believers in general are now more focused on being referred to as ďPastors, Doctors, Reverend, Fathers, Mothers, Elders, Apostles, Prophets, Bishops etcĒ than identifying and meeting needs through wholehearted longing for Godís raw power and awesome anointing to destroy the yokes, burdens and shackles making the Church lethargic, lukewarm, carnal, and worldly!
Itís no longer a secret that we, the Church desperately need revival and wholesome resurrection, because weíre either totally dead or are dying very fast! Letís crave instead for Godís glorious power and wisdom to minister (serve) effectively and not just acquire more tittles to intimidate, harass, and oppress one another. Letís be loaded with the Holy Spirit, the divine ability foe an effective, long lasting service. Letís not be intoxicated by the office, position, or place we represent. The difference will reflect in the lives of those weíre called to reach Ė soon! Rev. 3:19. Jesus says, ďI am the one who corrects and disciplines everyone I love. Be diligent and turn from your indifference.Ē
Very important also is the plain truth that there are no eternal rewards from god for our tittles, position, or accolades, but for our selfless, productive and effective service to God and humanity. Our faithful services approve, authenticate, and confirm our positions, tittles and accolades, and not the other way around. Itís very easy to miss the true substance while emphasizing and glorifying the chaff! Letís be known for our effective service, and let our work/service be known because we are faithful stewards of Godís miracle working power and anointing.
Great leaders never desire to lead but to serve. Great tittles are very common and in great abundance, but men and women of Christian responsibility are rare. The Church is not manís business but Godís business Ė a ministry (service oriented). Christians are not bosses or bullies, but servants and sons of God.
As we perceive and identify the needs, and then determine in our hearts to meet those needs with simplicity, (thatís with no strings attached) God is gladly committed to providing divine authority and ability to perform. Thatís why wholehearted service emanating from seasoned, effectual and fervent intercession is such a sweet and powerful aroma that quickly attracts the superabundant anointing to execute spectacular and amazing feats in any capacity to the glory of God almighty! Hallelujah!
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
Have a marvelous day in God's awesome presence.
Apostle Steve Adonai.
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