those who lead the many to righteousness

those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. Daniel12:3

There are voices out there in Christendom, preaching that you “should not” preach Christ to the lost, in certain ways, or if you are not the “right” type of person. These false teachers have a ministry of death. They are preaching dead religion. They are preaching law, bondage, oppression, scripture twisting, and “you should not”. They are preaching condemnation and religion and shame and denominational sub-cultures. They are preaching traditions, rules and regulations of men. They require that you must get their permission first before you can serve Christ or be useful in the kingdom. They imagine that they decide if you will be used in the kingdom and how. They imagine they can declare that you are unsanctioned by them to bear witness. They imagine they have the authority to ban you from shining your light. They imagine they can forbid you and suppress you.

But your commission to serve, comes from Christ Jesus, your Shepherd, your Master. And you are being led by the Spirit of the living God, Christ in you, not by religious men or religious organizations or traditions. It is He you will listen to.

Our Lord Jesus has freed you from all this bondage; He will use you, dear saints of God, to give Him glory and to lead the many to righteousness, that is, to Christ and to His kingdom. You are not a second-class saint. You have the authority of Christ to witness, as Christ is in YOU.

You who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many (yes some will die and some will be purged). You who know your God (Jesus Christ) will be strong and do exploits. Your strength is the power of God working through you. Your motivation will be love for Christ and people. The Holy Spirit will shine strongly in you and take action through you. Your work will be given to you by the Lord. Your exploits will not be approved by the religious authorities. But they are given to you by God. You who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and you who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. The ministers of death want to shut you up, but you shall be led by the life of Christ in you, to bring the ministry of LIFE to the many. Though you go through much purging, purifying and refining, (and yes this will hurt)….you who have insight, understand. And you will shine, my sisters and brothers, you will shine.

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5 thoughts on “those who lead the many to righteousness

  1. Greetings in Jesus name. This is such an encouraging post. It seems that, for many, just being a generic “disciple of Jesus Christ who strives to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit” is not adequate. They want to place us into their format and have us endorse their formula.

    I think it was over a year ago. I was in a familiar neighborhood seeking to share Jesus, however, it seemed that everything was …. off. I seemed disoriented, I was never in the right place at the right time …… everything seemed to be going awry. To make matters words, I spotted teams of Jehovahs Witnesses going through the same neighborhood. They were not at all “disoriented.” They were like a finely tuned machine; going house to house and striking up conversation with ease. In that despairing moment, the Holy Spirit spoke to me “just keep doing what you are doing.” It was all that I needed. To be obedient, plant, water, and let God give the increase.

    Those Jehovahs witnesses were like an army, but could not offer life. Many of those who seek to make us a part of their program are undiscerning as to what our calling is. A lot of times I feel inadequate. After every trip into the streets, i can make a lengthy list of missteps. And yet, every time into the streets, i know that it is what I’m supposed to be doing. It is the one place where I have absolute peace and total joy; sometimes in the most contrary of environments.

    It’s great to stop in and read your postings. Blessings always in Jesus name.

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