Yes, the LORD uses the 5-fold ministry. Yes, there is leadership in His Kingdom. They must SERVE and HELP and not out of love for money nor power!
As soon as a Spiritual child has reached the level that THE LORD is calling the person into a ministry, you can walk together for quite a while, so advise can be ask and can be given.
But as soon as a leader behaves as if he/ she is higher than God Himself……. ASK the LORD what to do! If the ruler’s temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses, (Ecclesiastes 10:4).
I literally received this scripture once (I was not in ministry yet, but the LORD called me ) when a church leader constantly tried to silent me and keep me in the cradle.
But the LORD did not allow me to leave. I had to stay in that Church for quite some time!
But if the LORD tells you to leave…… RRRRRUNNNNN!
Sometimes a spiritual child receives a deeper call then the spiritual parent has received. It is exactly the point where you can see who the one you honored and respected so deeply, truly is.
If he/ she can let you go and blesses you… God dwells deeply through HIS instrument. If all of a sudden their voice of heart, contains a jealous tone… they need to die to self deeper and you need to respect them, but also not give in to their behavior but follow the LORD and obey HIM.
Both leaders and the rest of the flock are ONE in Yeshua (Jesus) only the place, task, call is different and both need to obey the LORD!
In the Bible we can find several scriptures for both leaders and followers. Leaders must not lead out of hunger for power and money and followers must realize the leader has a deep responsibility and later on when he/ she stands before the LORD has to give account!
Last but for certain not least: Love one another with brotherly affection, (Romans 12: 10). Outdo one another in showing honor. I do NOT see that we can read this is NOT for leaders. Catch my drift?
Blessings and Shalom over you!
~ Mamme Devorah
Called by Yeshua by the will of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
“Adversity is the spark that lights the matches, to glow the fire of self-confidence,” Catharina Schouten.
Catharina Schouten–Meijer (Mamme Devorah) is the founder of Dezerto Floro Foundation – Desert Flower. Blossoming despite hardship! She encourages, inspires, teaches, and is training and equipping people. She goes wherever the Father is sending her! She is sent in the Biblical way. In 1995 the Holy Spirit set her apart, for the work to which He has called her. Pastor Hendrik – Jan van Mourik – Restoration Church – in the Netherlands, sent her in the apostolic and prophetic ministry in 2006. Rev. Paul van Beek God’s Outreach Ministry Int. sent her in the Deborah call in 2011. Ministry mandate: Isaiah 45 Deliverance, Rebuilding, Restoration.