THE BLOOD OF JESUS CLEANSES YOU FROM ALL SIN AND GUILT (1 JOHN 1:7).
JESUS IS THE DELIVERER!!
MURMURING ABOUT LEADERSHIP
The following is a sequence of events in the Book of Numbers that illustrate the effects of gossip and murmuring about leadership:
1. The people lust for flesh. Quails are given in wrath.
2. The names of the spies and their evil report.
3. The people murmur and Moses intercedeth for them.
4. The murmurers deprived of entering into the land.
5. The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
6. The people murmur and Aaron's rod flouisheth.
7. The people murmur for want of water and are bitten by fiery serpents.
8. Israel committeth whoredom and idolatry.
9. Moses, being told of his death, sueth for a successor because of his conduct about striking the rock for water.
MIRIAM AND AARON
Num. 12 God rebuketh the sedition of Miriam and Aaron. Miriam's leprosy is healed at the prayer of Moses. God commandeth her to be shut out of the host.
Num. 12:1,4,5.10,15 And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman. And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth. And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth. And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam and, behold, she was leprous. And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.
KORAH, DATHAN, AND ABIRAM
Num. 15 The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Moses separateth the people from the rebels' tents. The earth swallowth up Korah, and a fire consumeth others. The censers are reserved to holy use. Fourteen thousand and seven hundred are slain by a plague for murmuring against Moses and Aaron. Aaron by incense stayeth the plague.
Num. 15:3, 13, 32-33, 35 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD? Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us? And it came to pass, as he had make an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them. And the earth opened her mouth, and wallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation. And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.
Eph. 4:12-13 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ till we all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Every Christian is a minister, has a ministry, and has certain gifts received from THE HOLY SPIRIT for use in The Body of Christ. THE HOLY BIBLE does not teach the separation of clergy and laity where the clergy does all of the work. The saints are all to do the work of the ministry and to edify Christ.
JEALOUSY AND ENVY
I Tim. 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Pastors should not have jealousy and envy for other Christian leaders or members in their congregation who God is raising up to be in the five-fold ministry.
There should be good communications between the leadership of Jesus Lives Church between pastor and congregation, pastor and pastor, and pastor and Balasingh who is the overall leader. The Christians need to be in agreement and harmony with each other.