Random Thoughts For Friday January 21

I appreciate so many men & women of God He has put in my life to mentor, father, lead, provide encouragement, rebuke and instruct. I thank God daily that Holy Spirit deals with me, convicts me and doesn’t let me “get by” with things that are detrimental to the cause of Christ. I never want Holy Spirit to stop dealing with me. But I think we have come to a horrible place in Christianity where we worship our pastors & leaders, and place young men in positions of leadership they are not really ready for. There is a gift, there is charisma, maybe there is even an anointing, but they do not have the wisdom and character to sustain them at that place of “fame”.

And that’s the real problem. Fame. No one should be more famous than Jesus. I believe in honoring all men; that’s a scriptural command. But the modern honor we see being displayed before us is more in aligment with the worship of men and cultism.I’m not throwing any stones. I am not jealous, envious or mad that I don’t have a more “prominent” place of influence. I am actually trembling right now because I know God is cleaning the church and He is starting with His ministers. “Judgement begins at the House of God, and if it first begins with us, what shall the end of them that obey not the Gospel of God.” 1 Peter 4:17

The featured image tells me everything I need to be reminded of. This is God’s ministry, not mine. This is His harvest, not my harvest. One day we will ALL have to stand before Him and give an account of what we did with His word, His salvation, His cross, His blood. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to waste any moment I have left on this earth seeking for a place or a position He may not have called me to stand in.

To all my minister friends reading this: would you join me in sincerely repenting and ask God to create in us a clean heart and a renew a right spirit within us? Ask God to search our heart and to help us BE HONEST with Him and with ourselves! Then the revival and awakening we have been asking God for can have channels to come through that will not be spoiled by men’s narcissism and pride.

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David Copeland

David has been actively involved in church leadership since 1978, the year he accepted his call to the ministry. David currently lives in the East Alabama community of Lanett with his wife of almost four decades Pam. David passionately believes in the local church and served in almost every facet of local church ministry before launching into full time itinerant ministry in 2001. Since then, David has trained pastors and leaders, conducted crusades, help plant churches, and conducted revival campaigns across the United States as well as South America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Kenya East Africa. He and Pam currently lead the Revival Now Schools of Ministry across Kenya as well as helping to establish and build the Hope Centre Children's Home in Kilgoris, Kenya. David ministers with a strong prophetic edge and is passionate about bringing people to a living relationship with Jesus, developing leaders, and empowering those around him to live as Spirit filled disciples of Jesus. He holds a  BA, MA and a Doctor of Theology from Omega Bible Institute and Seminary in Monroe, Louisiana.

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