THE REASON ELEPHANTS DON’T STRUGGLE TO GROW BIG IS BECAUSE THEY CARRY THE GENES [DNA] OF BIGNESS. WHAT YOU EAT, WHERE YOU EAT & FROM WHOM YOU EAT [YOUR PASTOR/MINISTER/MENTOR/FATHER/TEACHERS] DETERMINES YOUR GROWTH, BIGNESS, IMPACT AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
I ACKNOWLEDGE MY DIVERSITIES OF SOUND ROOTS / MENTORS / TEACHERS / MY FATHER IN THE LORD FROM WHOM I EAT WHICH HAS EMPOWERED ME OVER THE YEARS TO BE ABLE TO PRACTICE, CONTINUE TO SEE THE REQUIRED RESULTS AND THEREFORE COMPILE THESE NOTES FROM WHAT I HAVE HEARD, LEARNT FROM THEM, SEEN, TASTED AND HANDLED TO BE ABLE TO SHARE IT FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS.
SINCE THE ESSENCE OF LEADERSHIP IS NOT TO CREATE MORE FOLLOWERS BUT LEADERS AND LEADERS OF LEADERS, I TRUST THAT AS YOU EAT, DIGEST, MEDITATE AND ACT ON THESE SECRETS, YOU WILL SEE MORE LASTING, SUSTAINABLE RESULTS AND MORE SONS AS WE COLLECTIVELY PURPOSE TO DEPOPULATE HELL AND POPULATE HEAVEN AND RAISE SONS WHO WILL DO MORE EXPLOITS. TAKE OVER INSTEAD OF TAKING COVER FROM THE ENEMY’S ONSLAUGHTS.
‘IF I HAVE SEEN FURTHER IT HAS BEEN BY STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF THOSE WHO HAVE GONE AHEAD OF ME.’ – ISAAC NEWTON
CHURCH GROWTH IS A DOWNLOADED ANSWER. SO, FOLLOW THOSE WHO THROUGH FAITH AND PATIENCE HAVE OBTAINED THE PROMISES.
THERE IS NO NEW THING UNDER THE SUN……… ‘The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.’ (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE, YOU HAVE THE NATURE AND CAPACITY FOR LEADERSHIP. YOUR MINISTRY WILL GROW AND CONTINUE TO GROW!
We would like to start the teaching this month by examining: THE PASTORAL MINISTRY
Jeremiah 3:15, ‘And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.’
Ephesians 4:11, ‘And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;’
WHO IS A PASTOR? A Pastor is a shepherd with responsibilities to feed, guide, lead, teach, direct, guard, protect, care for and invest in the flock under his care. He has a duty to feed them the unadulterated Word of God bringing balance and fulfilment to both their lives and families. He is to empower them to release their potential and maximize their destinies.
GOOD SHEPHERDS GIVE THEIR LIFE FOR THE SHEEP
John 10:11, ‘I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.’
GOOD SHEPHERDS KNOW THEIR SHEEP AND ARE KNOWN OF THEM
John 10:14, ‘I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.’
GOOD SHEPHERDS KNOW THEY ARE SENT TO THE PEOPLE NOT BY THEM AND SEEK THEIR WELFARE NOT TAKE THEIR STUFF (I seek not yours but you..2 Corinthians 12:14).
GOOD SHEPHERDS ENSURE THE SHEEP ARE NOT SCATTERED AND LOOK FOR THEM
Ezekiel 34:6, ‘My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.’
Ezekiel 34:11-12, ‘For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.’
Luke 15:6, ‘And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.’
GOOD SHEEP HEAR THEIR SHEPHERD’S VOICE AND FOLLOW HIM
John 10:27, ‘My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:’
GOOD SHEPHERDS FEED BOTH THE LAMBS AND THE SHEEP
John 21:1-17, ‘(John 21:15 KJV) So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.’
Next month we would examine HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR PASTOR.
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