THE SNARE OF CHURCH LEADERS
A lot of pastors and ministers usually want to have many people attend their meetings, follow them on social media platforms and become members of their churches, there’s this joy you feel as a minister when thousands of people want to hear you or receive your ministry. However, as good as this is, it has become the snare that brought down a lot of church leaders. The desire to have large number of congregation and followers has shifted our focus from “saving souls” to “pulling crowds”. Some pastors would feel insecure, rejected and failed because the number of people joining their meetings have dropped—This is so wrong.
Your focus as a minister should be on saving souls, and by saving souls, I mean that your ministry is able to bring people into heaven at the end of their lives on earth, I’m not referring to making people confess Jesus and to say salvation prayers, No, I’m referring to transforming people’s lives to the point where they continue in the truth till the end. Whenever God gives you fame or crowds, He is only giving you an opportunity to save souls or to make disciples, large number of congregation is not SUCCESS in the Kingdom of God, but making disciples and setting them on the path that lead to or brings eternal life is the REAL SUCCESS in the Kingdom of God. Some pastors can boast of 200,000 church members whereas heaven don’t have record of 20 of those members as genuinely saved—That is a very big failure.
Apostle Paul would say he want to be able to present the believers God has given him to lead as blameless to Jesus in heaven, How many pastors today want that?, How many pastors or ministers today want each of their members to make heaven?, it is obvious that we have just very few of such pastors today. But I’m not surprised because not many pastors and church leaders and ministers and church founders want to make heaven too, as they aren’t walking on the path of God’s Kingdom.
Do you know that many preachers and ministers we celebrate on earth today are not being celebrated in heaven?, many of them have failed God and they know it within them that they have failed God, in fact, you won’t find some of them in heaven on the last day.
THE WHOLE WORLD MIGHT BE CONFUSED AND DECEIVED BUT GOD ISN’T AND HEAVEN ISN’T. IF YOU THINK THAT YOU ARE SMART AND THAT YOU KNOW GOD MORE THAN GOD KNOW HIMSELF, AND THAT YOU CAN DO GOD’S BUSINESS AS YOU WANT, THEN YOU WILL BE GREATLY SHOCKED AT WHAT YOUR END WILL BE!!
GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS AND NOT A PARTIAL JUDGE, YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE REWARDED ACCORDING TO WHAT GOD CONSIDER AS SUCCESSFUL AND NOT WHAT YOU CONSIDERED TO BE SUCCESSFUL!!! Wise up. Amen.
©️ A. A. Emmanuel
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