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        (01/28/2001) ministry thru submission
Hello prayer warriors,

1. Prayer note: ministry thru submission

Another important aspect of ministry that I want to
cover today is submission.

[Numbers 11:16-17]
16 And the Lord said unto Moses, Gather unto me
seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest
to be the elders of the people, and officers over
them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the
congregation, that they may stand there with thee.
17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: & I
will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will
put it upon them; & they shall bear the burden of the
people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.

One thing that I have learned is that God appoints men
or women as leaders. He does not appoint committees.
That is why the anointing falls on the man of God and
the man of God then selects people chosen by God and
passes the authority to the others who will then carry
the anointing of God.

That is why it is so important to submit. Whatever we
think of the leaders, these are people appointed by
God and there is order in every organization. God
appoints the pastor who appoints the leaders. The
leaders carry the anointing of God because they have
been chosen into their office.

Submission does not mean that we cannot disagree or
speak our minds. Submission, however means that we
recognize the authority that God has set in order and
we submit to that authority because we submit to God.

What if we do not agree with our leaders or our pastor
and cannot submit?
[Amos 3:3] Can two walk together, except they be

If we cannot agree, we cannot walk together. Two
visions mean division. Do you want to be guilty of
creating division in the things of God and go against
the leader that God has appointed? If the leader is
not walking in the ways of God, let God deal with the
leader but let our hands be clean of the sin of

[1 Samuel 15:23] For rebellion is as the sin of
witchcraft, & stubbornness is as iniquity & idolatry.

If you really cannot agree, I would suggest that you
leave that ministry than to rebel and create division.

I believe though that in most instances God wants us
to continue to persevere in our ministry and to
submit. That is the true test of leadership. If you
cannot submit to someone else, you are not ready to

2. New prayer requests:
i. God's presence in Montgomery County! -- wwjd_emt

ii. financial needs -- guest

iii. God took my 12 year old son home -- saganash

iv. pray for license & apartment -- thankful

v. prayer request for Paul -- guest

vi. Prayer request for John -- jonc

vii. I need prayer -- guest

viii. urgent prayer needed for small child -- lisa101

3. Prayer update:
i. Thank God for Giving Me Back My Friend! -- guest
I thank God for all who prayed for my friendship to be
restored! God has given both of us understanding & we
now share great joy! God is Good!

4. Number of prayer warriors: 658
We welcome kingjames, vanzant, bobbyb, debi noel,
mustardseed, elizfrog, anne, lauras, butch & ollie
into our prayer group.

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in Christ,
Sunday, January 28, 2001 10:21:18 AM   waihun

changed on Sunday, January 28, 2001 10:21:56 AM

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