Wisdom in Ministry
The purpose of God’s wisdom is to provide direction and instruction in all the aspects of our life. It lets us know that we need him and his guidance to lead us away from the path of evil.
The primary means by which God gives his wisdom is through instruction.
When Jesus walked this earth, he did not talk about things that were hard to understand, nor did he use words that were over the peoples head. He taught about common things that everyone was familiar with and used them to impart eternal and spiritual truths. We need to claim our children for the Kingdom of God and protect them with our prayers. Unless we grow up, our lives and labors will never reach the fullness that God has planned for us and this will be disappointing when compared with Eternity.
Let us become men and women that are engaged in the fight of faith and not be critical of the leaders that God has chosen to lead the battle. The Living God is calling us to the school of his Spirit that we may fulfill his purposes for us and our generation. God wants us to grow in maturity and intimacy with him. It is time to go to the next level and some of us are still in kindergarten.
The relationship with our master is an important truth that Jesus maintained as an example throughout his Earthly ministry. We must have intimate prayer and devotion in God’s word to maintain a healthy growth in his vineyard. This intimacy with him allows us room for growth in our fellowship with others who are in a growth cycle too. We grow with others who are experiencing God’s grace and knowledge.
Wake up Church, it is more important to learn who we are in Christ than it is to have our emphasis on what we do.
The problem God has today is not the strength of the Devil but the weakness of the church who has neglected her prayer life. We are to use our gifts in such a way that others can glean from them.
We grow and glean from our close relationship with the Lord. All too often some have fallen to the enemy’s schemes and neglected this relationship. They have become more involved with ministry than with seeking the master about his advice thus becoming a failure. It is vital that we maintain a disciplined prayer life and be accountable to another person to keep us in line.
Let me tell you dear reader, the company I work for has the slogan engraved on their trailers that there are no shortcuts with their company meaning we will run safe and legal or we will not run at all. Let me tell you from experience that there are no short cuts with God.
History itself has proven that life demands accountability.
Dear reader, before we can lead God’s people, we must learn to summit to the authority that he has placed over us.
Some people recognize the call on their life and launch out into ministry never submitting to be accountable to no one thus opening themselves up to a jezebel spirit to come in and give them what they desire. They are very dangerous people which speak words and actions that tear down instead of edifying the body. There is no one to judge their words or actions and they think they are hearing from God.
Sometimes some will sell out for personal gain or even from demands of their loved ones or even a close friend. We need our hearts stirred with Holy Ghost anointed preaching from someone who has spent time in their prayer closet with God. I am talking about someone who will preach the unadulterated word of God with power that will cause us to reexamine our self before a Holy God who hates sin.
The bible says that out of the heart the mouth will speak and all these things come from the heart.
The fountains of the sins of self-will, self gain, self motivation, selfish desires, and selfish choices need to be uprooted by the word and the Spirit of God. I am talking about the secret sins of gossiping, backbiting, and tale bearing. These are strictly condemned in Proverbs 6th chapter. Many professing Christians are rebelling against his known will and are refusing to lay their life down for his service.
We as the church need the creases of sin broken up and get rid of the angry spirit that seems to over take us when we least expect it. Jesus said if we save our life, we will lose it but if we lose our life for him, we shall find it.
Yes, many people are living a self motivated life for their own gain and sometimes at the expense of others.
God's wisdom teaches that our growth is in Christ and without him, there can be no growth.
John 1 chapter states that in him is life and that life is the light of men. The one who gives us life is also the one who gives us guidance. Because of who we are in the family of God, we have rights to approach him as sons and daughters.
Yes dear reader, we have rights to the throne room to approach him day or night.
We are Priests and Kings of God and are able to sit with Christ on his throne and share in his Glory. We are never alone as long as we abide in the vine (Christ). We may be in a world filled with hungry wolves but we must remember that we have a watchful guardian.
Thank God, the one that sent us will also make the journey with us as our guide and guardian. It feels good to be in the safety of the sheep fold but sheep must get out and graze to put on wool. Sheep will not follow or come to anyone but their Shepard.
God’s word tells us in Hebrews 13: 5 that He will never leave us but go with us all the way even to the end of the world. Fellow saints, we are not making this journey without a guide. Not only is Jesus (The Vine) the giver and sustainer of my life but he is my guide. (Romans 8:17) Because I have the Giver of life in my heart, I am made to be an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus.
My fellow Christians, we must remain in the vine and maintain a healthy relationship with our Lord and master that we may bear good fruit. When we are called into ministry, we receive an anointing that comes with the call to be who God wants us to be but there in an anointing which comes later in the call to do what God has called us to do. This comes after many trials and what I call on the job training which causes us to be stable when the pressures of the world and ministry mount against us and we have no one but the Lord to see us through.
We must realize that the Living God chose us before we were born and knows the plans he has for our life. We have got to go through some hard trials and tests and again yes, lots of training before God will trust us to do what we were destined to do.
Our whole life has been preparing us for our destiny?
The greater the trials usually mean the greater the task which lies ahead. God’s Spirit is right there with us to help us glean valuable knowledge through each trial.
I have noticed good people stand up behind the pulpit and make jokes in the open about somebody’s personal life thus embarrassing them before the whole congregation.
Friend, this might be ok if kept in the family and they are joking about a family member and even then, I think they could use better judgment, but there is absolutely no place for it in the house of God. This is why we need mentors in our life and ministry.
I have actually had the Lord speak to me concerning the personal life of someone in the congregation before. Most of the time, I did not know the person and unless instructed otherwise, I would inform the person that the Lord had revealed something about their life and future to me and would like to make arrangements to minister to them about it in a private place.
I then proceed to tell them only what the Lord has shown me and never try to make sense out of it for God knows what he is doing and does not need us to help him out. There have also been times when a person would be possessed by evil spirits and I would have to perform an exorcism in front of the church. I make it a point to ask the Lord to manifest his son in me and ask him to take complete control of the situation.
I first, minister to the individual and get them to renounce their connection with Satan and reaffirm their commitment to the Lord. I then usually get them to ask the Lord to take any sin their fore-fathers might have committed off their blood line. Then I proceed to have them ask the lord to remove any sins or curses that they might have inherited from their ancestors.
I know this is helping somebody reading this and that is my intent.
Sometimes, the spirits will leave during this process but some want to make sure their host really wants them to go and will try and hide. My next step is to demand these spirits either leave now or manifest themselves and state the grounds they have for not leaving. There have been instances where these spirits actually manifested themselves to me causing fear to be in those in the congregation that didn’t believe that they were real.
I will be truthful with you; it is a crying shame that some pastors are afraid to deal with demon spirits and some leave their service needing deliverance but fail to get it and go away disappointed because they know something in them is just not right.
One may look down on some old lady living in a housing project but there are some of them that the devil is terrified of because they know how to put him in his place and that is under their feet. The Lord taught me about demon spirits at a young age and when I am involved in exorcism, I am well prepared for I know who I am in Christ and I know who called me into his ministry and it certainly was not man. When I face these spirits, I take charge of the situation up front and inform them that they will only speak when I give them permission and that they will tell me the truth. Sometimes, I like to poke fun at them and get them uneasy by asking why they chose the individual because of their looks or hair color. I demand they tell me their names and who the door keeper is that let the others in. They will say something like they were invited in through some bad practices of their host.
Dear reader, I feel you are reading this hub because you need some training and are searching for wisdom. You must know who you are in Christ to conduct a deliverance service. It is not about how many times you have missed the mark but knowing the call on your life and that you are an ambassador to the King of Glory.
Do not spend all night arguing with these spirits but call on the Angels of God to assist you for that is why they are there to help the saints. Ask the Lord to show you if there are any spirits trying to hide and call them out. You will be surprised to find that they are afraid of you because of who you are and sometimes they will use the person’s vocal chords and tell you that they are afraid.
Take my advice and never have anyone try and wrestle with the person for they are very strong when possessed with these spirits and a weak person is empowered by these spirits to throw grown men around especially when these entities manifest themselves.
It is crucial that you maintain complete control of the service and know that the Living God is there to protect you.
I have taken notice that the Living God is in the process of restoration to those who have been shut down as they were attempting to use their gifts because they missed the mark and made mistakes which caused some to question their calling.
We are entering into an era that the true prophetic ministries and gifts of the Spirit are being restored to the church fulfilling the prophecy of Joel which was also preached by the Apostle Peter on the day of Pentecost. Many who are growing in the prophetic realm experience visions and dreams but fail in their interpretations because of not knowing the timing of God. We are living in the closing era of the Dispensation of Grace and the Spirit of the Lord is in the process of restoring the prophetic ministry to the body of Christ.
There is an increase in today’s church with many false prophets.
False prophets have real power and must be exposed if we are to avoid becoming their next victim.
The desperate hunger for supernatural guidance has caused men and women to rise to fill the void that the church should be filling. The scriptures teach that this will become one of the important issues at the end of this age. We representing Christ need to be men and women of integrity and do our best to bring out the best in others.
To say that the word of God replaced the gifts of the Spirit that were prevalent in the early church is saying that Ephesians 4:11-13 is fulfilled and the church has achieved a perfect state of maturity which is far from the truth that we witness today.
I now end this hub with this statement; “We can die in the bleachers or we can die on the field as a warrior of Christ”.
It is now in this era of Grace that we realize it is time to quit being a spectator...
It is now time for the church to get some Godly wisdom, get into the battle and use the Authority that we have in Christ. A-men
© 2012 Jerry W Hulse