We Can Never Bypass God’s Order

We Can Never Bypass God’s Order

Thursday, 01 July 2021

“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from GOD, and those that exist have been instituted by GOD” – Romans 13:1 ESV

Although the heart of leadership according to Scripture is servanthood (Mark 10:42-45), the Bible also teaches that legitimate leaders have authority, in the sense of a right to direct others. This authority comes from GOD and is delegated to leaders for the good of the Church. GOD has systems and structures for His Church. His Spirit in a congregation moves to the head (leaders), then from the head to the congregation, that is the order of GOD. Spiritual leaders are not there just for the fun of it but their existence is very intentional. A congregation without a proper leadership structure aligning itself to God’s structure does not experience the movement of the Holy Spirit as GOD cannot operate outside of His order. GODthrough His leaders, provides spiritual care, wisdom, and guidance. And because He is a GOD of order and cannot bypass His own system it means that there is a level of care, wisdom, and guidance you can never obtain unless you are submitted under a man. 

With the above being said, I feel the need to emphasize that obedience to our leaders is by no means a ticket to manipulation. We cannot turn a blind eye to how distorted the issue of disobedience to leadership currently is. This has become such a “daunting task” more than it is a way of serving GOD to many Christians and the reason behind that is that many leaders have used this as means to control and manipulate the people of GOD, even in issues outside of the parameters of the Word of God. Remember in the book of Ephesians 4:11-12, the Word of God says that Christ himself has given us men and women to equip His people for the works of service, so that the Body of Christ may be built up. Then further goes on to say in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, All Scripture is inspired by GOD and is useful to teach us what is true and to correct us when we are wrong. This clarifies that the only tool that can and should be used to guide, lead and correct us is the Word of God. Our God-given leaders will guide, lead and correct us within the parameters of the Word of God. They would never expect from you something that is outside the Word of God. Open up your heart, learn to trust again. True men/women of God, though not many, still exist. If you have been blessed to find one, cling to and obey them, then you will truly watch how great your entire life will turn out. 

Our GOD-given leaders will guide, lead and correct us within the parameters of the Word of God. They would never expect from you something that is outside the Word of God

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