This is concern with majority of the church leaders realizing that the issues of the church has been an mainstream of leadership based on number of good work for operating rather than the conviction of faith into God purpose.
“Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” – Romans 3:25 – 28
Therefore the primary reason and foremost importance in the ministry of God is the spirit-filled leadership. Spirit-filled does not goes beyond the reason of simply doing the deeds and works of God captivating in the favor of men. It is an expression of overflowing spiritual mind in reason of agape love within oneself surfeit with the sustenance of God strength, mercy and spirit-filled authority to persist into good work hence in constant long run glorifying the Father in Heaven.
Doesn’t God have fore long anointed a Spirit-filled leaders and personalities to run His business? Doesn’t He has always chosen those who have a simple faith in Him to venture into the unseen deepest circumstances and miraculously come out in victory and surpluses all challenges that has been trials upon?
“But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;” – Ephesians 5:13 – 18
I have seen of late in this world rather than focusing into God’s Kingdom with the simplicity of trust in “Faith” and “Filled in the excess of the Spirit”. We began to focus on “reasoning and wisdom of men” at time justification and rationale to the Will of God to react on the purpose of God. Instead of setting free from the domination and clutches of the Pharaoh and Egyptian rhetoric we stumble and obstruct on others due to our in-competence leaderships of our elects.
We decide on leaders that fear “men authority” rather than the “spiritual mandate” in us. We fret on the thing of this world and persecution for His name sake and join into the norm and reject Jesus Christ teaching and commandment as foretold in the legacy of Peter’s faith denying Christ despite his clear conviction never to repudiate him in all situations. (Matt 26:75)
Are we hand-picked men of “spirit-filled” essence or those that “yes-filled” into our worldly itinerary?
We placed men that have been elect by possession of this world to the temple of leadership making further more Pharisee and trample the elect of God people to mere disrespect work and despise their right and authority to serve God. Hence glorifying the essence of this “flesh” in us but suppressing the spiritual right in us to coercion and misery. God forbids!
“God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;” – Act 17:24
The church mean His “peculiar people” (2 Cor 6:16, Heb 8:10, 2 Pet 2:9-10) need to rise up — not on the contrary reference to brick and mortal building, but to rise up His “peculiar people” temple in spirit-filled to eternity. Through many century His “peculiar people” has been suppress in many occasion and without physical building of spiritual covering and worship . . . — Until to the fulfillment of God purpose through the resurrection of Christ and his ascension —- making this temple of God within our heart buildup. (1 Cor 3:16 – 17) Even as those days Jesus rebuked ((Matt 23:15 – 18) and proclaimed to the Pharisees, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up” – John 2:19.
“I have given you My spirit so that your body could be My temple.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19
Only if we raise God’s temple in them it is natural that the assembly of men will multiple as the “Light of God” (1 Pet 2:9, Act 26:18) had been lightened to be placed and shined strategically on the hilltop for the world to see. (Matt 5:14 – 16) Obviously, we, the gathering of spirit-filled individual in unity to the purpose of God – a physical church was formed.
By replicating the purpose found in that spirit-filled leadership, then more men will be drawn to His Kingdom, while the rest is of body functioning is about church management and biblical operations application in the context of Christ organization style.
It is only “Spirit-filled” Christ will be functioned as the Head of the Church will fall into it place (Matt 6:33) and purpose for His ministry.
The question probe, “Are we spirit-filled in His ministry?”