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THIS IS A REPOST OF THE JUNE 24, 2013 Dr. Taveau D’Arcy DISCERNMENT AND PERCEPTION apostolic leader blog.
“When some people put a minister, leader up on a pedestal, if they reveal their all too human side, it may make the people lose trust in God.” Taveau D’Arcy
“Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.” Zephaniah 3;19
AM Greetings and Blessings!
In all of today’s modern media affected living, especially in senior pioneering ministry, WHAT is the secular humanistic worship of Self, Me Centered accuser Vulture Culture doing with regards to every single unique individual pioneering minister?
There is Facebook Followers, multiplied fans, glossy slick Madison Avenue Branding, target marketing, along with Disney fantasy and Me Centered Bless Just Me so called Christ following.
While nothing is wrong with any of the above, in a clear, God directed, ‘in the holy reverential awesome FEAR OF THE LORD’ ministry fashion, it is still, very important to sit back and take a over view long look to see what is now producing mass Self induced false happy candy religious false plastic reality and very brutally frankly: an outright vanity culture of celebrity narcissism.
In all TOO MANY well intentioned Houses, here is a enormous confusion in the respecter of persons chaos AKA “the famous Christian, even celebrity”
And while SOME who are highly visible from their media, acclaimed elevated pulpits, are chagrined by being world wide “famous.” Many many others, mostly ones in the grass roots, often appear to struggle with the media, print, ministry urban grass roots legend of “Wanting to be well known and famous” in Christian leader small unrealistic thinking circles.
Today we post some Bible PERCEPTIONS regarding the many views of “fame” “being widely/high visibility well known” and what the Lord purposely intended to make HIM the ONLY Famous Exalted Name rather than any of His very weak, even frail, humans.
The writer, who began public ministry about the same time as the USA TV evangelist (Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggert scandals) went to inquire of the Lord when that happened. She had witnessed major fallout in Christ serving family and close friends, and watched many around the world become cynical, critical of pastors and TV ministers.
And when she went to inquire of the Lord about how to regard all of that, by the inward Holy Spirit witness, she was directed to Micah 7:5, a Scripture that she had never even knew existed.
So hence, the writer shares the following Bible scriptures re FAME/REKNOWN:
..And I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. Zephaniah 3:19c
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. Psalm 118:9
Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. Micah 7:5
“For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? I Corinthians 3:4
” And don’t address anyone here on earth as ‘Father,’ for only God in heaven is your spiritual Father. 10 And don’t let anyone call you ‘Teacher,’ for you have only one teacher, the Messiah.11 The greatest among you must be a servant.” Matthew 23:9-11
Capsule: The above Bible Scriptures could imply that it is the duty of the ministry senior leader to never allow any of their disciples, congregation, even Facebook akin adoring followers to “put all of their hope, confidence in only ONE pastor, prophet, chief apostle or ministry subgroup.”
To do such often conveys that dear Brother So and So or Dear Sister So and So is THE Only Way, Truth and the Life to those who are very immature and certainly deeply shallow. Micah 7:5 and many others imply “don’t put all of your eggs in just ONE spiritual basket.”
And rather than ONE set Church for every single disciple, way back when the First New Testament Church was being formed, it was casual, only servant elder leadership, with a NON legalistic Church “house to house” exceedingly contagious, majorly enthusiastic Holy Spirit very multicultural, even tribal hearing flow, minus any elite pastoral/prophetic oracles, OR legalistic suspicious over seer Phariseeical Watch Dogs, who kept track of any viewed Church Hoppers.
The Way Back in the First Church days, were very hungry, not set up in big seminary training Thou Shalts and Thou Shalt not apostolic handed down traditions. Besides, there were NO doctrines of the Nicolaitans mixture which later first elevated the LEADERS over the LAITY and eventually removed the BIBLE from the Laity, bringing forth what is now regarded as the Dark Ages.
So, we need to inquire of the Lord for HOW to lead without potentially causing masses of people to put any ONE over seer leader up on a Celebrity Pulpit. The writer experienced up close and first hand personally what the drastic fruits is of that. And we each need to avoid it.
Lately, prophet Rick Joyner commented, that “Idealism may be the first beginnings of (real) Idolatry.” (Pardon the writer is that is not a 100 percent perfect quote) BUT IF pastors, leaders, TV ministers, 5 fold offices, would address that in light of belonging to any church, fellowship, group, and keep mindful of the aforementioned Bible perspectives…then we would submit to the reader” WHAT could this/might this do to help God’s people want to remain in a committed Church /pastor relationship when there are NO exalted Big I’s or Subject, Peon Little You’s?
IN closing, while this doctrine is not 100 percent in every church in the corner of the USA and world, it is in so very extremely MANY that in lieu of the Final Harvest, that this servant writer submits this humbly to very reader as a big leader consideration.
In His service,
Dr. Taveau D’Arcy
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