It is important for me to explain what the Church in the world is doing today and what you need to be looking out for. As these blogs start to uncover hidden, silenced mysteries you will gain understanding about yourself as a leader and perhaps you will work out if you are broken, or have been treated in such a way that has broken your hope in Church and Jesus. The two areas that cause today’s church to move and live within tradition rather than within the kingdom are compromise and false worship. Jesus was adamant that He wanted His followers to worship Him in Spirit and Truth, and He also insisted that faith in God should never be compromised. Below I explore the issue of compromise and worship.
Compromise – You may not think compromise is an issue but in fact, it is a subtle spiritual problem that all Christians go through. Jesus spoke about denying Him, and we would be foolish to limit His statements about denying He exists. Jesus was very clear when talking about compromise because He was talking directly about His commands and His expectation of His creation to keep them. Broken leaders are made to compromise their stance in Christ by the Church in the world today for the sake of tradition and not upsetting leadership. Today the Church is concerned about keeping the church full as numbers show a healthy sign of growth. I have noticed an unhealthy aggressive attitude and pursuit in keeping numbers high in Church, and this can only be achieved by asking congregations to compromise. Below I list the compromises that could potentially take place:
God’s unique calling on your life – Church life becomes consuming because overseers can’t see God’s will in your life
Prophetical Insight – You are told insight is only for specific leaders
Worship as a lifestyle – You must worship as the Church does, or it is not Biblical
Limiting leadership ability to Church positions – Severely defined positions without scope for growth
Career prospects outside the Church – You are told that things in the world are not important
False Worship – Jesus has called His followers to worship Him in Spirit and Truth and what that means is every decision we make must be led by God and done with the Truth of His Word at the front of your mind. This type of worship is a lifestyle and is unique to each and cannot be dictated by man and church infrastructures or tradition. Each unique person in Christ will Worship God according to the Truth of His Spirit in the way God has shown them; This of course must line up with God’s Word. Today Church causes followers of Christ to Worship God without the Spirit and with a compromised truth. Choirs, worship leaders often are dictated by a tradition of Church rather than the Spirit of God. Some may say they are led, and I believe that but God works with what you give Him. In that respect, He never imposes His authority because He requires full submission to His will to do that.
This causes followers of Christ to fall into sin and never completely execute the will of God over their lives which are a regular occurrence with many Christians. This breaks leaders.
Broken leaders end up leaving the faith and often become disillusioned with God and His ways, and the responsibility falls firmly at the feet of established leaders because we are products of our environment!
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