Monday, 1 June 2015

Submission for the mission

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Glory to God!

As we move towards Christ's return, we are seeing how God is aligning His people to His rule and reign and restoring His divine order in the Church (Eph 1:8-10). At the same time we are seeing the god of this age distorting the image of God as Creator, Father and Loving Authority and moving the world towards lawlessness and anarchy (2 Thess 2:7). On Sunday, Richard showed us how God is restoring His divine order in the Church as we looked at Hebrews 13:17,18 which reads,

"Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you."

In his message entitled "Restoring Godly Authority," which you can listen to here, Richard encouraged us to examine our hearts concerning our attitude towards authority and to understand God's purpose in placing authority in our lives. This is what he showed us:

  • God calls us to obey imperfect leaders, whether they are governors, teachers, parents, bosses, pastors, etc. since there is no such thing as a perfect leader.
  • Rather than asking who deserves to be obeyed, God challenges us to examine our heart attitude towards authority in general. Luke 10:25-37
  • Our heart attitude toward authority in the natural is a reflection of our heart attitude in the spirit. 1 John 4:20,21
  • To the degree we honour a leader's or someone's life we will be rewarded and will benefit from that person's life. Matthew 10:41
  • We will not benefit from the anointing upon a leader's or a person's life if we are overfamiliar with, and do not honour that person. Mark 6:1-6
  • Leaders are leaders because of their responsibility and not because they are perfect!
  • We must keep the greater good in mind as we work with our leaders to get the job done. Matthew 4:19
  • The purpose of submission to leadership is to serve the mission and to help the leader fulfill his or her responsibility with joy.
  • We support our leaders by praying for them, helping them, encouraging them, thanking them, protecting them and honouring their responsibility.

You can read a more detailed explanation of these points here.

We praise God for the revelation of His realm and His order to bring us into the fullness of His Kingdom!

Upcoming Events

02.06 - KLF Church Prayer Meeting @ Leipziger Str. 60 
05.07 - Baptism Service @ Haeberlinstr.3
17-19.07 - Hearing from Heaven with Francois Botes and Alexander Blair

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