#9. religious politicians are not transparent, even with their close friends. There is always an air of showmanship about them. They can never be themselves. They live another life behind closed doors. They think you won't know it. Jesus was transparent, and we have got to be transparent too. I believe those that are connected to me and are apart of my ministry are there as a result of my being authentic and transparent. It is important that our testimony is real and not hypocritical. I want my associates, members and spiritual daughters to know that I haven't been saved all my life! I have some things that I have and still do struggled with. I've had some people who I would have loved to slap and kick to the curb. I have some issues where I have had to say: "Lord, I need a little more Jesus" to help me with this one. Lol.
#10. Religious politicians don't care about the people they hurt or destroy on their way to the top, as long as they get there. They will use and abuse you. Jesus reached the top, and He cared about Judas!
I am just wondering and want to ask one question of these religious politicians: "After you get to the top by stepping on everyone, who will your friends be? who will be there to pray with you? How much will you enjoy your success" then what?
Leaders, you will never enjoy lasting success through religious politics, You will never get to be big fast. and what you compromise to gain, you will lose forever. God still owns the mountain-top and He also owns the ladder that reaches it! To be truly successful, you have to go through God's school of servant hood. Jesus took a towel and washed his disciples feet. Peter objected and told Jesus, "No, you will not wash my feet. and Jesus responded, "If I don't wash your feet, you will have no part of me." Peter then changed his mind and told the Jesus," not my feet only, but wash all of me." (I'm paraphrasing here).
If you and I don't have the right motives, God can't accept our life as a sacrifice that is acceptable to Him. (Romans. 12). The purity of ministry must be returned. It is Jesus, Jesus, and more Jesus. It's not just Jesus and you! It's Jesus and some other folk too! It is none of self and all of Him. God will only bless people who live like that.
#11. Religious politicians are talkers not prayers! "Lord Have Mercy," I just hit something right here. How can a leader tell his people to come to prayer meeting, fast and pray, and continue in prayer with the pastor and the saints; and the man or woman of God is not showing forth the fruit of prayer in their own lives.
People who pray have glory, anointing and power. People are attracted to their meetings by the glory they carry as they preach; not by their personality, The glory they carry ministers to the hearts of the congregation without the minister ever knowing what is transpiring. Ministers are just doors for the glory of God to flow through-doors. God comes through to be seen in the earth and prove His existence in the lives of people.
On the other hand, religious politicians just want to chitchat, talk, and make deals. God has no deals! He has no sales, either! You either pay full price, or you don't get the anointing! and sometimes the anointing will cost you everything that you hold dear to you!. It cost me my daughter, husband, father, grandmother, etc. It seemed for every level of increase, I suffered the loss of a loved one. It seemed that some issue or problem was breaking out in my ministry, job, marriage, and relationships with the people close to me. That is why you should be careful what you ask God for! You need to be mindful that the cost of obtaining the gifts, callings and supernatural works of the spirit are not given without great conflict, affliction, and persecution attached to them.
You can talk people into confusion, but you cannot talk them into the glory, You can only preach then into the glory by the anointing of the Holy Spirit. People who don't pray are not worth listening to. People who don't pray won't make it. God is not looking for politicians; He is looking for a prayerful soldier of the cross.- someone who will grab hold of the horns of the altar and stay on his or her knees until heaven opens and the glory falls! We must have it! I must have the glory in my life.Therefore as Paul says: " I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified ( 1 Corinthians 9:27 NIV). I would be of most men/women quite miserable.
I hope this word will be a blessing to you today. I seem to be having an issue with the internet, so I hope that I am able to publish this blog. The devil is a liar. he hates the truth! But I will persevere. Amen
"Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers"