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God has provided many prophetic warnings for people to be in right relationship with Him before He intervenes in our present days. We are the instruments through whom He will work. Are you ready?
This was the headline description of my recent podcast where I explored portions of three different prophetic words, although most prophets today are proclaiming similar prophecies. Jo Ellen Stevens, Amanda Grace and Johnny Enlow all had prophecies from God highlighting some of the same issues: the one most concerning to me is the warning to those in Christian leadership.
Johnny Enlow's word was the most stern to those in Christian leadership: "Pulpit corruption is going to get that sword, as well, as the faithless state of much of My Church is greatly connected to the shepherds. Many of the shepherds have disappointed Me greatly in this season. Even worse, most of them don't care that I am disappointed with them, and, in truth, don't even believe in Me. They are hirelings and cowards and I will now allow those traits to be judged as severely as immorality."
First Peter 4:17 clearly states judgment will begin with the House of the Lord. So it's no wonder, as God is announcing His soon-to-be administered justice, He continues to give warning, allowing ample time for those who are willing to repent.
"James 3:1 says, 'Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.' This verse is sandwiched between James' instruction about the kind of faith that produces good works and his warnings about our words, so we should view it within that context. Those who aspire to leadership within the church are held to a higher standard than other believers because of the great influence teachers wield. Their works and their words carry a greater weight than those who are not teaching. If teachers fall, they can take many people with them; therefore, God will judge teachers of the Word according to the kind of impact they had on those they aspired to lead."
In my estimation, the same higher accountability remains for anyone who ministers in the name of Jesus—pastors, worship leaders, church administrators, small group leaders—any role serving others in Christ's name. And double woe to those who claim a role in Christian leadership who don't belong to God through faith in Christ.
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Pamela Christian is an award-winning author, speaker and media host. She is an ordained international minister who holds an honorary doctorate of divinity from HSBN International School of Ministry and is certified in apologetics from Biola University. She is a member of the Bethel Leaders Network and hosts the podcast, Faith to Live By, on the Charisma Podcast Network. To learn more, visit pamelachristianministries.com.
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