Loving God, Equipping People, Mentoring Leaders, Reaching Nations
The enemy is the author of confusion and division. If he can keep the leaders in the Church divided, they will not minister effectively. In the last edition of the newsletter, we addressed the potential problem of apostles and prophets thinking too highly of themselves. However, since pastors usually have the oversight of local churches and assemblies, there is a need for understanding and unity between apostles, prophets, and pastors as well.
At the heart of any strife between apostles, prophets, and pastors is often the need for control usually brought about by personal insecurity. When a pastor has an apostle or prophet in his Church, he must not allow insecurity and intimidation to grip his spirit. If he does, then he will perceive everything the apostle and prophet does as a challenge to his authority. Strife and division will eventually be the result.