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YESHUA, The Greatest Leader Who Ever Lived

Updated on March 2, 2014

How To Be a Better Leader

Getting To Know The Man.

Some History and Background of the Leader

Jesus was a Galilean Jew who was born between 7 and 2 BC to a virgin peasant girl. There are some listings of Jesus when he was a child, and even more recently found by historians and Archaeologist. The most significant part of Jesus life was when He began his crusade. Most Scholars believe that Jesus lived in Galilee and Judea and did not travel anywhere else. Although researchers found out later that Jesus lived with his uncle in Glastonbury

region of England before He set out on his crusade. Jesus spoke Aramaic and may have also spoken Hebrew and Greek. He was baptized at the age of 30 by his cousin John. Soon after his baptism, Jesus began his journey. He picked twelve men to accompany him as he set out to teach the word of God. Because those in higher authority feared his teaching, Jesus was captured, tortured and crucified. He died at the age of 33 around the time 30-36 AD. Three days after his death. Many claimed He Resurrected and documentation of these sightings was written.

Who Is Yeshua?

Remember when you were a child and you left the door open, your mother would say, “were you born in a barn”? Well the man in this article was born in a barn. His family had no wealth. Up until he was thirty he worked in the family business as a carpenter. He then decided to travel in the area which he was born. Gathering multitudes to hear him speak, He became a teacher to some a prophet to many. He never gained wealth; He never owned his own home. Those of authority feared him and condemned his teaching. His friends deserted him and one betrayed him for a small sum. He never did anything against the law, yet he was arrested, beaten and tortured and hung to die between two thieves. While he hung dying, those that condemn him gamble below his feet for his only possession: His coat. After he died because of lack of funds he was placed in a borrowed tomb. Today although many centuries have come and gone, Yoshua is still known as the crowning glory of the human race and the adored leader of hundreds of millions. He is still feared, mocked, and denied by many. Yet no one can deny the fact that there has ever been anyone else that has affected mankind as profoundly as the life of Yoshua has, who we know today as Jesus.

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Many leaders and Business owners of today fail because they lack in leadership skills. By Following the teachings of Jesus and applying the technique he used during his time of teaching, will help you grow as a leader and increase your business success.

Acknowledging The Leader

Contrary to what you believe or do not believe one thing you cannot deny. Jesus was and still is today a great leader. If one was to apply the attributes and skills Jesus demonstrated so perfectly to their own style of leadership, they will become successful in what they are to achieve in today’s business world and other aspects of their life.

On January 15, 1977 President of the Young Presidents Organization, Spencer W. Kimball delivered an address to the Organization in Sun Valley, Idaho. His address was based on the leadership skills and attributes of Jesus. He applied this to his own life and lived very successfully up to the day he died in 1985. His life was proof that living your life based on the attributes of Jesus is the key to becoming a great leader.

Knowing Who You Are.

The Key Attributes and Identifications

Knowing who you are:

Jesus based his life on fixed principles and truth. He knew from the beginning who he was and what his purpose was on earth. Good leaders know who they are and what their purpose is and Jesus knew exactly his identity and his purpose. There are times that Jesus defines himself by saying I am.

  • I am the light of the world [John 8:12]
  • I am the Son of God [John 8:56-58]
  • I am the way [John 14:6]
  • I am the truth [John 14:6]

Jesus never let anyone else tell him who He was, and never made up the rules as He went. He never changed his opinion based on who He was speaking to. He knew that knowing who you are and keeping to the same rules and truth will make those around him feel confident and trusting his ability to lead them. Knowing who you are and your purpose is on this earth is the most important thing in becoming a leader. Not knowing who you are and not being sure of your goals, delivers doubt and insecurity which will make those that follow, doubt and be insecure with your leadership. It will also cause everything else in your leadership to fail. This is why it is also important to be clear on your goals as well as knowing who you are. Jesus was clear on who He was and what his purpose was.

To Serve Others;

Jesus said often “Come follow me”, which was to say, Jesus lead from example rather than telling people what to do. Jesus walked and served with those that He was to serve.

[KJV: Mark 10:45] For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

There are many times in the word of God that Jesus served those around him. The most famous of these is written in [KJV: John 13] this chapter is when Jesus washed the feet of the disciples. He did this because he wanted the disciples to also serve others and one another. It is important not to lose sight of the needs of others.

Understanding of Others;

By walking with many and treating them with compassion and understanding, Jesus was able to establish great confidents from those that seek and follow him. Jesus was a loving and understanding leader with much patience toward those around him. Peter, one of Jesus’s disciples was quick to become angry at times. On one occasion when the High Priest sent his servants to collect Jesus, Peter drew out his sword and cut of his ear. Jesus calmly told Peter to put his sword away, and with compassion healed the servant’s ear. [John 18:11] Jesus was stern with Peter but need not become angry. Because Jesus loved all who followed him, He was able to understand who they were and what their needs were. He was also able to teach them in a way that they would understand him in return. He established a loving, Kindhearted relationship with them and because of this he was able to reprove them and because of their understanding they were able to grow from it.

[Proverbs 15:31-32] “He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul; but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.”

Selfless Leadership:

Jesus never put his needs before others no matter how great they were. This is one thing leaders of today have a problem with doing. Jesus did so many selfless and tireless acts when ministering to the people. His love for them was over whelming and showed on the respect He gave them. He understood their need for freewill and how important it is for them to grow. It is important that when you are leading that you do not get caught up in a lot of selfishness acts. This will only lead to the downfall of your leadership.

Concentrate:

Jesus concentrated on what his purpose was. he knew what he had to do and he set out to accomplish it. he did not allow for distractions and he focused on the main journey of his life, which was to please God and to full fill His destiny.

[Luke 9:51] “As the time drew near for his return to heaven, He moved steadily onward toward Jerusalem with an iron will”.

Jesus Knew that he was going to die on the cross in Jerusalem. But regardless he stayed focus and moved forward. This is an important but tough aspect you must have to become a successful leader. It will not always be easy but despite the difficulties, you must be able to look past them and carry on.

Meditation and Relaxation;

Take the time out of your day to listen to God. This is very important and can prove to be rewarding. After all Jesus did it, shouldn’t you? The Bible tells us that Jesus prayed regularly and was big part of his life.

[Mark 1:35] “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to the solitary place, where he prayed.”

I often tell my husband that I need me time. Basically what I am saying is I need alone time and it is this time I take to reflect and listen to God. Everyone needs quiet times to reflect, renew, and relaxation allows us to recharge. You need time to quiet and to listen to God. Call this time your own personal time out. Jesus encouraged this in his disciples.

[Mark 6:31] “Crowds of people were coming and going so that they did not even have time to eat. He {Jesus} said to them {the disciples}, Come away by yourselves, and we’ll go to a lonely place to get some rest.”

Be Careful With Whom You Walk In Ministry;

Have you heard the old saying “birds of a feather flock together”? Well this is the same thing as knowing who you are with. Why do you think Jesus did not join the ministries of the Pharisees or any other sect of their religion? It is because Jesus focused on the Will of God. He didn’t focus on the glory it would bring him or any power he could receive from it. These other religions not only focused on their own self-worth, but on the traditions of man. They also focused on Idol worship. If Jesus was to associate with those religious figures, he would appear no different than them. It would have also caused much distraction on his goals, which take us back to the section on concentration and focus.

Long Term Impact of the Leader;

I believe it is safe to say that Jesus’s way of Leadership is not at all like leaders of today. He focused on only pleasing one, and that is God. He did not search for popularity or riches. In fact, he actively discouraged anyone who witnessed the miracles; he told those who witnessed it, “Tell no one what you have seen” [Matthew 8:4, 16:20, 17:9 Mark 7:36, 8:30, 9:9 Luke 5:14 and 8:56]

Jesus, however did focus on depth and long-term impact, and to achieve this, he had a leadership strategy that changed the world.

His public ministry gathered thousands. He didn’t tell jokes or tickle ears with wishful thinking. He confronted their life styles and shook up his listener’s sensibilities. He taught often in parables, and even though the audience sometimes felt confused and dazed, Jesus never felt he needed to clarify. His goals were to get them to think more and shift them into a direction they are not use to going.


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Lessons Learned about the Leadership

Down through the years of growing up, I have been taught like so many very little about the person called Jesus. Most Pastors focused on basic stories such as, He died on the cross, He was born from a virgin mother, and then they would quote his miracles and the places he would teach. But never had I truly known the man they call Jesus. Sure I am a Christian and I believe He is the son of God. But what more is there? What else need to be said about Jesus? Turns out, plenty needs to be said about Jesus. He was not only the Son of God, He is also a great friend, a hero, a teacher, a healer, a person who cry’s when someone he loves dies and rejoices when he is happy. He is compassionate and puts everyone’s needs before himself. He is the only leader, which still today has millions of followers. He is the most powerful and great leader in the history of the world.

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