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Actively Attack the Hidden Agendas and Motives That Are Not the Goal of the Army

Actively Attack the Hidden Agendas and Motives That Are Not the Goal of the Army

Scripture: Joshua 7:20-21,25(please, read for yourself)

Reflection:

Hello Friends! I was reading a book by Bishop Dag Heward-Mills titled- “A Good General (The Science of Leadership).”  And the topic I would like to share with you today is on Chapter 44- page 223 of his book.

The main mission of the church of Jesus Christ is the Great Commission to go into the world and preach the gospel to every man in this earth. Today, there are many other reasons why the church exists. Some churches exist to provide humanitarian care. Some churches exist to provide a centre for funerals. Other churches exist for political and social activities.

People inevitably develop their own agenda, which is different from the original vision. You must be aware of this. You must crush the hidden and unspoken agenda in the followers by addressing them openly.

 Attack other subtle ideas and plans that develop in people’s heart as they claim to be following you as a leader.

Joshua, the great Israeli general, had one thing in mind- to conquer Jericho and enter the Promised Land. Achan was one of Joshua’s soldiers, but he had a hidden agenda to get wealthy through the war. The hidden agenda caused a curse to descend on God’s people. The children of Israel were defeated in the war because of one person’s private agenda to be rich.

 This is what is happening in the church today. The hidden agenda that we nurture in our hearts is different from God’s agenda to win the whole world and preach the gospel to every creature.

Some soldiers may have a mind to become rich through the war. Others may have a hidden agenda to escape at the next possible opportunity. Other soldiers may have no intention of fighting at all.

The ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ is a boiling pot for many hidden agendas. People join the ministry for varied reasons.

Most of their reasons are not good enough for coming into the ministry. The only good reason for coming into the ministry is that God has called you and you want to please Him.

You cannot use the ministry of Jesus Christ as an alternative source of employment. Anytime private vision grows withing people, they undermine the original vision of the mission.

Prayer:

Dear Lord! Please, help us to obey you by following your leadership in ministry, Amen.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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