The other day I received what was supposed to be joyous news, a message about two of our nation’s spiritual leaders receiving presidential seals of the United States and a new mantle of authority for this nation.
My immediate thought was, “Is this for real?” Have these men really received presidential seals of the United States and a new mantle of authority for this nation from God? Are we now supposed to submit and follow these men? You’ve got to be kidding me!
I can’t find anywhere in the Bible, where the disciples of Jesus Christ were sitting in conferences stroking each other’s ego and rewarding each other with “seals” and “mantels.”
To the contrary, they were applying what their Master and Savior taught them, which is:
“Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:26-28 NLT
In this frame of mind [...]