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Christian Authority and Relationship
Authority is a product of relationship.
You will gain to greater or lesser levels of ruling on account of your proximity to the Author, your heart must be attached to the heart of the one who gives Authority for you to reign by extension.
It is what Jesus might have looked for among the twelve before handing them apostolic Mantles. He considered how close they had become to him.
He first called them to Him before He could send them out to places. That was the qualification and it is still a qualification today for anyone who wants to reign in Christ power and Authority.
The devil wouldn’t want to joke with one who is in the presence of God. Look at this now, “Jesus called His twelve disciples TO HIM and gave them Authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness,” Mathew 10:1 .
The thing is, if you can’t be around Him, you have no business being sent out in HIS assignments.
Gifts and Gifted People
We have gifted people out there who think the church exist for them.
The truth is, however how much one views himself or herself as gifted, the church was never designed to fit into your agendas. You exist for the church function, not your own.
The church will forever be an entity that endures to the end, just as she has been able to survive persecutions, misunderstandings and backlashes from the gates of hell. It is really an organization that can stand on its own until the age ends.
When you begin to puff up, stop and think about this. The eye may appear indispensable, yet that eye cannot exist for its function without the body, the body on the other hand can exist without the eye.
Even in the medical sense, there are body parts that will be removed as procedures to make the entire body survive, so as to make it a little more healthier. That does not mean the person will die.
The problem with those who demand platforms, at some point end being the ones being served! It reaches a point where they love being served rather than being servants for God’s people.
By use of their titles, they move to assign themselves entitlements. I have seen many of these people in the church. Gifts are functional, not positional.
This post may offend many people, but this is the truth at the moment.
~ Prophet Peter Odhiambo
Prophet Peter Odhiambo of Heart Revival Network International, Kenya is a Prophetic End-Time Minister of the Gospel, preaching in Crusades and open air Revival meetings. The LORD continues to show him the apostasy in the Church and the need to prepare the Bride, fit for the Wedding of the Lamb, as in Revelation 19:7-8.