<John 14:12> “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
<Php 2:3> “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves”
What is the Spirit of Christ that we may learn from a pastor? Where can the fully-equipped gospel be found?
When the Lord Jesus is born, He was born amidst the genealogy of Israel. From birth, He entrusted His earthly parents take care of Him, no matter even if they were earthly beings. From young, He entrusted Himself to the priests in the temple, even though some might be Pharisees, Scribes or Sadducees. Till only 30 years of age, He waited patiently treating everything given Him as the best, even though it was a carpentry job, He treated as if it is the best job in the world while perhaps, His cousin John The Baptist had already gone into serving the Lord with much fruits.
Before Jesus went into ministry, He Himself was baptized by His earthly cousin and entrusted Himself to those around Him, seeing them being used by God greatly so that He can be blessed. He was led into temptation by the Holy Spirit, and went through what all men would have to go through. He grasped onto God’s word and received the Holy Spirit’s convictions to know deeply how each of the three temptations faced by men can be 100% overcame. With that, He went into ministry. At the Last Supper, He washed His disciples’ feet, and told them to do the same for one another. He was misunderstood, but He learnt and showed love and righteousness even more.
Yes, we need the message and the shepherding of a pastor, but even he receives messages from His brethrens, treating His brethrens as vessels of God, instruments of God, treating them better than he himself, to receive the message from God.
The treasure of God is nowhere to be found. Christ died for the church because love and messages come from His bride. Do we treasure our brethrens to take them as God’s messages to us? They are the ones who will give you the messages needed for the era! They are the ones who when you love them till the end, they will also submit and follow with you in the Cross of Christ. This is the mystery of the Holy Spirit descending on one person, and the mystery of how the Holy Spirit can descend on a group of believers in fellowship.