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Kind Of Minstry?
It is not
popular to preach suffering and humility, since that is not
“seeker sensitive”. We have many methods and gimmicks for
making the Church successful, because it is success we believe to be
our goal, but this kind of success is the desire of the Flesh. Success
is God’s responsibility. Our objective should be to walk obedient
to the Spirit, wherever that might take us. This is the success which
produces treasure in Heaven. It could look like failure on earth.
Jesus’ ministry was a spiritual success, even though in the
natural He would appear to have been a loser of losers. Our ministry
should not be judged in the natural either. It is in the spirit realm
and it takes faith to invest our life in that which cannot be seen with
human eyes. Unfortunately, many of our objectives and ministry goals
are carnal, because tangible, successful ministry makes us look good.
At the root of our motive is the Flesh, not the Spirit, and that kind
of ministry will not bear eternal fruit for the Kingdom, but will be
burned up at the end of the Age. Paul warned us of this, because it is
so easy to fall into. (1 Cor. 3:12-15)