Monday, 6 June 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Monday June 6 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - Who Is Leading You?
Topic: Who Is Leading You? [Monday June 6, 2016]
Text: 2 Corinthians 1:12-24
Key Verse: "Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God" (2 Corinthians 1:21).
The story was told of a pastor who misled a group of soldiers at the funeral of a war veteran. The friends of the late soldier asked the minister to take them to the room where the coffin was so they could observe some moments of silence.
They would then return through another door. But alas, the officiating pastor missed his way and led the soldiers into a broom closet instead of the casket room. This proves the saying, "As go the leaders, so go the followers." In the case of Apostle Paul, he could beat his chest to claim that it was God that put a stamp of authority and approval on him and the pair of Timothy and Silvanus. This enabled them to lead the church effectively. Because they knew who was leading them, they could not be wrong in imparting His guidance to the church they were writing to at Corinth. They could, through the perfect counsel of God instructing them, apply the required disciplinary levers if the need arose with regard to earlier reports of immorality among the brethren. When the church is led by those who are themselves led of Christ, it is impossible for anarchy, rebellion, indiscipline and worldliness to secure a foothold among the brethren. And it would be impossible for the brethren to be misled into shallow doctrines unreflective of the mind of God.
Unrepentant self-serving leaders in the church and their followers, are a foreshadow of those who will remain in the world at the time of the Great Tribulation since they are not absorbing the core of the apostolic truth. "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock…feed the church of God (with Bible truths)...Not for filthy lucre ...neither as being lords over them but being examples to the flock."
Thought for the day: The only leader worth following is the leader who is following and abiding in Jesus Christ.
Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Samuel 6-7
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.