Where does leadership Come from
Course XVI: Where does leadership Come from
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God’s authority is really for Jesus in the Garden:
The authority over the Earth was for Adam who is the type of Jesus as the second Adam. The authority is meant for Jesus as we see in the New Testament all authority is mine above, on and under the Earth. Adam was the head of the human race and Jesus the head of the spirit race reclaims all things with preeminence over all things.
Jesus tells Christians that we can exercise authority over wicked spirits and the spirit as power to testify. God places authority over the Earth to Adam and it is fulfilled in Jesus. The following will premise the aspect of preeminence relating to authority and the origin of hierarchy for a purpose until the redemption of all things in Jesus.
The premise is God allows these things to take place for the fulfillment of all things through whom all things are created for preeminence in the redemption of all things.
The premise of understanding authority:
Critical to note that Satan after the fall is functioning in the mystery without knowing the fulness of God’s plan that will be revealed in Jesus. Evidenced in that fact that rulers of this world would not crucify Jesus if they knew it was the Lord of glory as I Corinthians 2 states. All things were made by Him, whether principalities throne rulers and dominions and through Him all things consist that He is preeminence.
Satan thought he had God using the Law to control man to rule over man. Satan still asks for permission to touch Job and evil spirits asking God to work as a lying spirit in the mouth of the prophet. Satan never knew that the cross would stripe power away. God took away the power through conquering in the resurrection for all to follow the forerunner for eternal life in the resurrection.
Where is the origin of hierarchy of authority?
The authority that Adam had over the Earth was stripped away in the fall. How can we tell that Satan was in authority over the Earth? Satan tells Jesus to worship me and I will allow you authority over all the kingdoms of this world (Matthew 4). It is not a real temptation if Satan was not in authority.
The fall is the origin of authority of the throne of Satan. This is the start of the satanic throne. Satan creates a satanic hierarchy from this point.
Throne of Iniquity is the origin of hierarchy of wickedness in the air and on Earth with rulers
Revelation 2:13 says,
I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
Satan use of the throne of iniquity exercising mischief according to the Law. Satan can accuse Sons of God in front of the throne. Satan with the throne of iniquity creates the satanic origin of leadership hierarchy.
Ephesians 6:12 says that there are principalities, thrones and powers of wickedness in spiritual places. This is the hierarchy of Satan that is under the rule of the throne of iniquity.
What angels are a part of this structure?
Revelation tells us that Satan took one third of the Angels with him when he is cast out of Heaven at the cross (Revelation 12).
What was their sin?
Sin is the transgression of the Law. What Law was violated? The Mosaic Law was not written yet until the mountain of God for us to reference. However, Jesus calls the devil known at that time as a liar and murderer in the Garden as Lucifer. God must have told the Law to the angels prior to mankind for Lucifer to sin those sins in the garden. The penalty of sin was to perish and Lucifer lied to lead them to sin.
What were sins of angels that followed Satan?
Jude 1:9 says, And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day. God said worship no other God. They went with their eyes open to follow Satan abandoning their first estate in God to follow Satan. God says that the angels that sinned were cast into Hell.
What is origin of hierarchy of wickedness in air?
Ephesians 6:12 says,
Rulers: Satan is the ruler of this world system with the throne of iniquity. Ruler is the word archo that is first as the preeminent over those after him.
Authorities: exousia is authority out from over a jurisdiction over geographical areas of the Earth in the air.
Cosmic rulers: kosmoskratos is the wicked angels that influence the lives of worldly people.
Against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the realm of the spirit.
This is the creation of the hierarchy of spiritual wickedness. Satan uses these forces to influence men to rule over other men through the kingdoms of this world system under the power of the ruler of this world system.
The kingdoms of this world system
Satan would influence men from creation to the flood trying to stumble the Sons of God using daughters of men that were pretty. God sent the flood and spared only Noah and a few others. These repopulated the Earth. Satan saw that there was a greater way to influence men. Satan creates the first kingdom of this world system.
The first Kingdom
Satan creates the kingdoms of this world system from this hierarchy rule of wickedness to influence the first kingdom ruler known as Nimrod. Nimrod was mighty hunter of men in opposition to God. Nimrod created the first kingdom to erect to God in the air to claim power. God came to confuse their language and scattered them across the Earth.
Egypt would rise as the next kingdom
Egypt ruled over the God’s people for 430 years until Moses was used of God in the exodus from Egypt. Moses leads them to the promise land. Moses is not able to take them into the land.
The picture is that the Law can take us to the one that can lead us to the promise. Joshua as a picture of Jesus leads them to the promise land. God allots each tribe land except for Levites that service the temple.
God wants to lead them. They want judges. God tells them to place judges for the tribes. They would sin, get oppressed to captivity and then released after repenting.
This was the cycle for years. We cannot rule ourselves. God says let me lead you as your king.
We want a man to rule us as king from a tribe. God appoints Saul. The kings split in the third generation into two kingdoms. The 10 tribes of Israel and the 2 tribes of Judah. All of the kings of Israel worship the idols in the high places. The 10 tribes went into captivity in Assyria.
Assyria would rise as the next kingdom
Assyria would take the 10 tribes into captivity in 722. God told them the promise that a son will come with government on His shoulders as the prince of peace, mighty God, wonderful consoler and Everlasting Father.
Babylon would rise as the next kingdom
Babylon with the 10 tribes take Judah in 586. God says that I know the plans that I have for you a hope and future. God would release them after 70 years.
God reveals the Daniel 2 vision of the image to show what the kingdoms of this world system were naming Babylon, Medes-Persians, Greece and talks about what is known of Rome as the feet with toes. There would come a stone hewn out without hands as a reference to God who is not created to strike the image on the feet to collapse it.
Jesus would get crucified under Roman rule to conquer the world, flesh and Satan.
Medes-Persians would rise as the next kingdom
The 12 tribes are released 70 years later to rebuild Israel.
Greece would rise as the next kingdom
Alexander the great would conquer the whole ancient world converting all to speak the Greek language. The culture of the Greek was over the ancient world affecting the Jews.
Rome would rise as next kingdom
Jesus came in the rule of the Romans to conquer the works of Satan. The accuser of the Sons of God that use to accuse was cast out (Revelation 12:7). The devil has come to the Earth with great wrath for he knows his time is short (I Peter 5:8).
Jesus conquered the world saying the kingdoms of this world are the kingdom of God (Revelation 12:7). Jesus overcame the world, flesh and the evil one.
When the devil was cast out at the cross with no more access to the throne. He started to kill the followers of the Lord starting under Nero. Then he persecuted Christians to wipe them out through 10 sets of persecutions from 68 to 313 until Constantine.
When he saw that he could not wipe out Christianity. He mimicked the spiritual called out ones into the spirit following God with the type like the synagogue. Church buildings with a hierarchy of men to follow as pastor. Constantine shifted Rome from a political hierarchy to a religious hierarchy.
The overseer, elders and servant was created as a paid hierarchy structure. Later this was shifted from elder to priest and around 500 the Pope was placed as supreme overseer as successor from Peter. The true called out ones were lured into the dark ages of the false catholic church to separate to continue the tradition. The church building with a protestant pope. The 1260 years of the called out ones in the desert was from 325 to 1585 in the catholic false church.
What is the proper work of service?
Here is the model of scripture:
I John 2:12 shows us the four stages of spiritual growth. The stage of teknia is someone that is a new convert. This stage is the stage of a lamb.
Jesus tells Peter to feed his lambs, not sheep. The feeding of the lambs is from teknia to paidion as the toddler in spirit. The toddler in spirit can digest the meat of the word or solids not the pure milk of the word only.
The elder is a term for spiritually mature or old in spiritual age not physical age like I John 2:12 teaches. One that is spiritually mature is to stand in front of new converts as an example to point to Jesus. You see how I follow Jesus this is how the scripture shows to follow Jesus.
Paul is an character example in the scripture. Paul states it this way. You see how I follow Jesus, this is how you are to follow Jesus.
Paul points to Jesus with the teaching of Jesus in the scripture to follow. There was a tendency for man to want to follow Paul. Paul states in I Corinthians 2 that he was not crucified for people to only follow Jesus.
These were carnal Christians and arrogant according to Paul. Paul states that sectarianism is sin. Looking to another fellowship outside of the spirit temple of Jesus. The called out ones came together to fellowship, preaching and growing in the scripture without ceasing.
The appointed people to meet the needs of widows and orphans that were over looked in ministration of food or other necessities. They appointed overseers to watch over as a second eye to make sure servants appointed were not over looking any one of the necessities. The elders were spiritually mature Christians in every city that would assist with the feeding of lambs and correspondence of epistle.
The scripture in the salutation of each epistle states to the called out ones at Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus or other cities. Never to a church building with a pastor over a congregation. This is not until 325 in the council of Nicaea. The lambs that grew spiritually to follow Jesus were sent out to preach without ceasing house to house continuing in the scripture, fellowship and repeating the process.
What the term rule means in scripture?
Rule is two Greek words: to stand and in front of. It is in the context of those that are spiritually mature in scripture laboring exhaustively as an example to show look this is what the scripture shows about how you follow Jesus. Follow Jesus with the example in scripture.
Every Christian has this responsibility as ministers of reconciliation. The showing is from teknia to paidion in spirit. The Christian that is no longer a lamb is to take their place continuing in the scripture, fellowship and preaching person to person as ministers.
I Timothy 5:17 says,
Elders (spiritually mature) that stand in front laboring in the word to influence you to follow the word are worthy of honor.
Note: The term office is not in the original language in the New Testament for Christians or gifts for spiritual gifts. John 10 says that Jesus is the door to the sheep and that He is their shepherd that lays his life for the sheep. Every other shepherd is a hireling that does not lay their life for the sheep.
I Peter 2 says that Jesus is the shepherd and overseer of our soul. Jesus said that I am the true shepherd. What is every other shepherd? False!
Jesus is the Pastor that functions through us in Ephesians 4. Jesus is given to us as the five functions. Jesus functions through us to feed the lambs as shepherd.
Here is verse by verse with context from original language after each phrase:
I Peter 5:1-5 says,
The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
The Elders (spiritually mature) among you (called out ones), that identify with Jesus sufferings and partakers of the nature of Jesus
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
Care for the flock of God (new in time converts meaning teknia or lambs) Oversee willingly not out of compulsion, not for money. Neither as lords over God’s heritage (not as one that is over another person in authority) as example to the new converts. We show in the other verse what is meant to stand in front laboring in the word to show new converts what the word shows for them to follow Jesus.
And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. Cast Your Cares on Him.
When the first shepherd as a reference of preeminence as the true shepherd that was offered for the sheep appears you will receive a crown of glory. Obvious conditions here: Title as Pastor is you acting as shepherd over Christians clearly is for Jesus only.
Jesus is to function through us as the Pastor for the lambs only not sheep. They are able to follow Jesus. My sheep follow Me and hear my voice. Caring only to make sure you are getting paid constantly. If you were not receiving a steady pay check would you still care for lambs? Cast your cares to the true shepherd that is the only one that can free you.
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
Likewise, ye younger, (New converts in time teknia according to context) submit yourselves place yourself under the example to follow it that they show in the scripture as the spiritually mature point out. Yea, all (every Christian) you all are to subject yourselves (esteem others over yourselves) one to another cloth with humility.
God resists the one that places themselves over another Christian and shows favor to the humble. Pastors are keeping Christians past the lamb stage and creating followers of them as I Corinthians 3 states is sin. Jesus is the shepherd that feeds the lambs through us to send out as sheep to follow Jesus to repeat the process as ministers of reconciliation.
There are no offices in the original Greek in the New Testament. There is no spiritual gifts in the original Greek in the New Testament. The New Testament uses the word gifts for Holy Spirit (Luke 11), Christ (Ephesians 4:7 and 11 And He gave (original language states referring to the sender) And He (Christ) is given in the plural sense as The Apostle, The Prophet, The Evangelist, The Pastor and The Teacher.), Grace (Ephesians 2:8-9), Righteousness (Romans 5), Eternal Life (John 3:16) and salvation. There is one ministry.
The ministry of reconciliation known as the ministration of the spirit or of life. The great commission is preaching the testimony of Jesus through the power of the spirit that is within us as the power to be his witnesses. We can exercise authority over wicked powers of the spirit in the name of Jesus.
Our ministry is to plant seeds of the testimony of Jesus, to water seeds the others testified for God to generate the increase through His spirit. God through the spirit manifests, functions and exercises the workings of God through us as He wills. God gets the glory.
We are only messengers and vessels of God for Jesus to speak through and exercise the power of God through. He is: not you or I are. Get this or get out of God’s way!
We are all servants of Jesus on the same level to esteem one another over ourselves with only Jesus as our authority. God is all powerful and is able to preserve us not man. If a Christian wants to sin even under a mans accountability, then they will sin.
A man’s accountability has not stopped anyone from falling that is a pastor. I can count close to 20 people just that I know personally over 20 years, not counting a hundred others that I seen that I never knew. This is not counting the thousands of others that are hiding it each year. Don’t kid yourself. Get real! Jesus alone keeps us if we yield and allow it.
If you are trying to rule over others as their LEADER, then you should be under a mans authority for accountability. You are building your own kingdom and need accountability with men following you. You are pushing others to lead over other men to come under a mans authority as well. Then you are a follower of men not Jesus. Follow Jesus and serve one another esteeming them over you. I have one King JESUS. PERIOD!
I stand or fall through the Lord. Hoping and staying vigilant. If He cannot keep me, then so be it. At least my hope was in Him and not flesh. I know that there is no other salvation. Therefore, I am not going anywhere! You take good cheer! Christ is victorious forever.
We fight from His victory not for the victory. To Him who is (What) able to keep you! The rebel is the one looking to man, to rule over man like someone in the Garden, not the one that looks to Jesus.
All through the Old Testament man cried for a leader, even after God said over and over. Let me guide you. We want Judges.
These judges are not working we keep getting oppressed. God let me guide you as your king. We want a man to guide us as king. This was under the mystery in the Old Testament. Even in the New Testament revelation of the mystery the personification of God in flesh conquering and reclaiming all things as king of kings and Lord of Lords. Man still wants to follow man. Pity! Jesus said I follow no man for I know what is in man.