Sunday, April 2, 2017

Be a Servant...Be A Phenomenal Servant!

Image result for PreachersEvery Preacher today wants (almost demands) to be called Reverend, Bishop, Apostle, Dr, Prophet, Prophetess, Major, General...but no one wants to be called "Servant!" But, that's what we are! That's what we were called to be: Servants of the Most High God! Jesus was simply called Jesus or Rabbi (which meant Teacher). The Pharisees were the ones seeking titles and recognition, puffed up in pride for what they thought they knew, for who they thought they were, proclaiming themselves to be scholars above everyone else! But, Jesus called them dry bones; empty sepulchers (graves). They were the ones who loved to stand proudly on the corners praying (with many words, the bible says), so they could be heard and thought to be so pious and religious. Yet, they didn't even recognize their own Savior when He came; the very Savior they had been waiting for for hundreds of years. Religion, shut off their minds; Pride, shut off their hearts!

~Acts 2:18 - And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit;  and they shall prophesy:

~ Romans 6:22 - But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

Image result for PreachersAll I'm saying is, it's so very easy to allow pride to creep in, and began to think you're more than what or who you are. I'm speaking from knowledge, witness, and experience! I'm awesomely gifted by God in several spiritual gifts, but this is the 1st time I've ever said it (on paper or otherwise), and only people close to me has ever known it (and witnessed it), because I don't mention it, brag about it, talk about it, and certainly don't flaunt it in any way; and I don't attach titles to myself to parade them! You know why, because it doesn't make me special; it makes me my family as well as to  the Body of Christ. In fact. For 43 years I've worked behind the scenes (and still do)!

All I'm trying to saying is this: Be careful. Be very careful! Don't think more of yourself than you ought. Be a a phenomenal servant, and your Crown will be waiting for you in Heaven. But, I beg you--and in writing this part I feel the Holy Spirit grieving--don't let pride take your Crown; or more importantly, your salvation!

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