To live and lead the way Jesus did, to walk and work the way He walked and worked, SELF, God’s arch enemy, the opposer of His work must go.
Jesus took SELF to the cross and crucified him, so that any man or woman that gives him or herself to serve Him will do His will, will execute exactly what is the blue print or manifesto of heaven, and not trifle with it. If leader ‘A’ allows his SELF to be dealt with, and Christ enthroned in his life, and Leaders B, C, D, E, F, in the same organization do the same, Christ in Leader A + Christ in Leader B + Christ in Leader C + Christ in Leader D + Christ in Leader E + Christ in Leader F = CHRIST. Christ cannot do politics against Himself. Christ cannot supplant Himself. Christ cannot fight or undo Himself.
As Christ did not grasp equality with God, but humbled Himself, each of these leaders will esteem each other better than himself, and will prefer one another to lead the others, Phil. 3:3-7.
Purpose of the Cross
Jesus took the human SELF to the cross and crucified him there. He did this so that He will exchange the human SELF with Himself, that is, His resurrected Self thereby bringing His kingdom, government and influence on earth, and from there express and execute His will, manifesto and programs of heaven. The primary purpose of the Cross was to dethrone SELF and usher in Christ and His kingdom.
For anyone in any church or organization that will allow Jesus deal with his SELF this is what will happen. Satan will be cast out. God’s kingdom will come, then His will in any church and on earth will be done. Shame will be removed from churches because of squabbles, and the Church of God will be glorified.
●●Ndukwe, a Lagos-based minister, can be reached via email@example.com.