When I was in prayer praying for all of God's Pastors, Leaders, Apostles, Bishops, & Ministers, whoever is over a congregation of people, this is the revelation God gave me - paraphrasing:
If Pastors are in bondage and need deliverance, the people will be in bondage and need deliverance. Pastors must have the heart of God to lead the sheep in the way God says. They must love the sheep and be concerned about them.
I am sharing this with you'll because my heart goes out to hurting people, and I know what it feels like to sit in a Church for years and die. The Word of God was preached but there was no real love of God shown and no reaching out to the hurting people; others, along with me, began to be scattered, searching for God. Now that God has called me to be a Pastor, I don't want that to happen to the people God had assigned to me. I want His heart and His instructions on how to lead His people; they are not my people but God's people. God says in Jeremiah 23:1:
"Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD."(KJV)
So, I will continue to pray for God's Leaders, especially the ones who minister to people in a congregational setting. I am asking that you'll pray with me that we as Leaders of God's people wake up and see the people who are looking to us to give them a Word from God through the teachings God gives us, will receive from us what God is giving. That we will keep ourselves spotless before God so we will not give the people polluted teachings but give them pure Words from God. Pray that no one will setup in our Churches and die because of our negligence. I am saying, let us do what God has called us to do toward the people, then if they do not hear or heed to God's Word, their blood will not be on our hands. But if we do not do lead them in the way God says too, then their blood will be on our hands.
Let us, as women and men of God, not short change the people, and over look hurting people. Let us remember we were once hurting, in one way or the other, we were once like the people we are ministering too, maybe not the same problems, but nevertheless, if it were not for someone who prayed for us, who took the time to minister to us, where would we be. So, let us as Ministers of God, ask God to give us His heart even more for the people He has assigned to us. I know we put out and put out and put out; but God will restore us. There are so many people out there hurting and they need God; He is the only One who can save them, bring them into His kingdom, deliver them out of bondage, and change their lives for His purpose. They need us to point them to Christ and show them the love of God and God will do the rest.
I love all of you'll, I don't have to know you personally. I love you with the love of God. God loved us so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross for us when we were still sinners; when we were not even thinking about Him. God is love and if I say He is in me, I should have the same love for His people.
Merry Christmas to all, this is Christ's birthday we are celebrating so we will rejoice and be glad. Also, have a Happy New Year, be prosperous in the things of God and He will make you prosperous in other things.
God bless you'll,