Leadership wisdom when working and witnessing to people

     Team work makes dreams work we often confess in our office. We all believe in Christ but there are a few that gave us the ability to witness to them watching the fruition of the word manifest. The other thing we must be mindful of when witnessing is identifying those who are devils! That’s right because in every good work there will be a devil planted in the camp, who is sent to sabotage the plans of the Father. Even Jesus had a devil in His camp.

    Read: Then Jesus replied, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!”John 6:70. The first time this word came alive to me I said wait a minute why would Jesus allow the devil to be in his mist? Then the answer came to fulfill the prophecy. The victory is among you, but in the case of recognizing a betrayal situation we must be prayed up enough to know if were dealing with Deliah, Jezebel,  Haman, or Judas.
     In our mission we need to have the practice of our ministry to first approach the Holy spirit for wisdom, because of the betrayal spirit as well as the spirit of false burdens that come to attach itself to leaders. David made inquiring of God a practice of his, because he depended on the Lord for the answers not himself. By praying about all things even witnessing we find ourselves in line with the will of God but also covered from the rebellious and resistant nature of and individual who might possess a satanic spirit.

Food for thought, because we are told through the word that all will not be with Christ in eternity, because they believe not in their hearts  we as Christian Leaders must accept what we’re working with.

    Christ tells the Jews and religious men, John 6:43 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are  dead. But those who eat my body will rise with me in the last day John 6:50. My point is the word confirms we need to be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove when fishing to avoid pit falls.

     Samson was chosen of the Lord, but he did not recognize Delilah as a person planted by Satan, which cost him to fall in lue of his mission to overcome the Philistines. While there is a sexual connotation added to the situation Samson experienced we can still use Samson situation to understand the device of Satan and the need to pray about people were fishing for regarding salvation (Howell, 2003, P60). Getting back to the point,  teams are unified by the spirit of God when their hearts and minds jointly fit like the body of Christ explains. Teams recognize the enemy in their camp and teams stand together against the enemies plan to conquer and divide Gods plan! 

Glory to God!
Howell, Don N. Servants of the Servant: A Biblical Theology of Leadership. Eugene, OR: Wipf  & Stock, 2003

No gift left behind

1 Thessalonians 5:12 woke me up this morning.It’s says know those who labor amongst you, those who work hard, and reside over your soul.

It says hold these leaders in high esteem, because of there work watching and leading you spiritually. 

It also goes on to say warn those who are idle, encourage those who are timid, help those weak always keeping kindness before each other. Be joyful and give thanks in all circumstances.

It then goes on to say do not put out the spirits fire or quench it, do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoiding evil.

Situations come in life baring no understanding at times, but one truth is that God created us all and there is a gift that he wants the world to experience through you. As we are lead by leaders to become leaders we recognize those weak in the faith, we lift them up today encouraging them with support. Giving understanding to those who have been called in business as well as ministry, we see you and acknowledge you. Some have no desire to walk in what God has given you, yet moving in gifts we see you and we’re praying for you. 

We see you all and acknowledge you, not only because some of us have been there, but because the word today tells us to recognize those who labor amongst us. 

We recognize, because God wants us to exploit the gifts in others, leaders are called to know there people, understand their capabilities and prepare them for the spreading of the Gospel. This applies to leaders in the work place as well, if you have volunteer missions, leaders and there people must recognize one another. The most alarming and harming issue to a ministry or business is when leaders and there followers, have know core understanding of what there gifts and mission is. 

Take Nehemiah, his interest was simply in rebuilding that wall. Because he was able to lead the people, explore their gifts, the wall was completed and he was promoted from cup bearer, to builder, to governor. We continue in the mission of stirring up the gift in those around us that the Holy Ghost may spread like wild fire captivating the world.

Thank God for all our prayer warriors on the line Sunday evenings, our bible study students that diligently show up Thursday’s and those laboring over the projects that will take our ministry’s to the nation.

Yes ministry’s with a plural, is what I’m writing. “No child left behind” is the motto for schools in U.S. in our work their is “know gift of God left behind” no potential left behind, because God created you with purpose and we see your greatness in the mist and strive to appreciate and develop them. Thank you to everyone! Give the gifts around you a lift of encouragement by keeping this message moving. Blessings in Jesus name!

Kim Warner