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Where There is No Vision!

My People perish for lack of knowledge…. (Hosea 4:6a)
The waves of cunning and craftiness, embedded in Christianity today, are making the multitudes fall in the traps Satan, who has seduced many gifted men and women into his nest with sweet promises of glory and triumph. Satan tried this trick with our Lord Jesus (Luke 4:5-6), and I am sure He tried many other tricks with Him, but this particular one is recorded in the Bible as a warning to those who would follow on Jesus’ steps.
The truth is that if our leaders were instilling in the brethren the profound knowledge and wisdom of Christ, the situation would be different. Yet our churches are rather spiritually disheveled and unkempt, bent as they are instead on social activities, on holding on to traditions, on going with the waves and trends of modern worship and ministering.
Yet true freedom has been sacrificed to a pantomime of faith, which focuses on almost anything except the true knowledge of Christ.
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he. (Proverbs 29:18)
But how could there be a vision if the knowledge which drives that vision has been cast away from the pulpit.
How could there be a vision for souls, a vision for learning, a vision for service, a vision for missions, a vision for stewardship, a vision for ministry, when the church of Christ Jesus is turning into an entertainment network, when the many have turned to the seductive attraction of power and fame and appeal and popularity, when the glory of God has been stolen and set on stage for the glory of men.
It is no surprise that so many mega churches continue to flourish and that so many television evangelists are becoming so powerful. (I must clarify, some of those mega churches might be doing a good job for Christ and maybe a few of those television evangelists might be honest about their commitment to Christ, yet although I have not made a study to this respect, most of those I have observed so far are no more than simple merchants of lies).
The traditional church however has gone flat and it continues to shrink. It has lost power, the power and the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and this is happening because there is no true teaching coming from the pulpit.
The Job of the pastor is to equip, it is to prepare, and it is to build up, to fatten the brethren for ministry, and to motivate their desire to serve.
to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:12-13)
And for the lack of that knowledge, for the absence of powerful guidance and teaching, and for the lack of preparation, the Body of Christ is being quickly overtaken by a devastating disease.
I have seen around me great ministers who have fallen in the trap of this aberration, who have fallen victims to the seduction of Satan and who have tossed the Bible aside, to teach their sheep their own doctrines.
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. (Colossians 2:8)
This warning is for you Christian, and for you Minister of the gospel. There is only one gospel and one Spirit and one body of Christ, there is only one god and Christ, and his teachings are fat with instructions to stay away from the deceptions of this word and of the artful men and women who have sold their soul to the Devil in exchange for carnal glory and riches.
Soak yourself in the knowledge of Christ through the only true inerrant guide to his life and philosophy, the Bible. And submit any teaching of this world to the knowledge of Christ. For God will never say a single word against His written revelation.
(Revelation 22:18-19)
May the Lord of knowledge, continue feeding you with the knowledge of His will, and may He put around you a shield of revelation through His word, against the foolish knowledge of this world.
Rev. Jose A. Luna
A servant of Christ Jesus

Public Education

Whenever There is a Crisis Everyone Looks For the Leader

When we were growing up and there was a problem we usually had someone we trusted to turn to. It may have been your parents, brother, sister, uncle or a teacher. The comfort of having someone to trust and believe in was very comforting.
Whatever your occupation is there will be crisis, some will be small and easily resolved and others will require you to really reach down and use your all of your character and leadership experiences and skills. The failure and success of any organization is dependent on the leaders stepping up and making the right decisions.
People that work with you everyday will be looking for you to lead them through any crisis as you are the one they trust. I have served with leaders that were excellent under favorable conditions but couldn’t handle adverse conditions. If you have never experienced really tough decision’s in the past then use your intelligence and call on your mentors or leaders that you have respect for.
No one was born with all the answers to problems in life; they are learned through personal experience or being taught by someone that has experienced them. This once again supports my personal belief that training your team is the key to success.
If you have experienced a major crisis in your life then you have a wealth of knowledge and personal experience that is invaluable. You should share these experiences with everyone that is in a leadership position in your organization. The time to share these experiences isn’t at the midnight hour but during weekly or monthly training.
I was in a company in the past and presented my case to unexpectedly shut down the entire computer system. I had leaders look at me like I was insane, how can we perform our job without computer support they asked. I then asked them if they had ever experienced a natural disaster: hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes. I lived in Atlanta at the time and everyone advised me there were no such possibilities in Atlanta. We did my drill and failed miserably but we also learned a lot. Less than a year later a tornado hit downtown Atlanta and although they weren’t perfect at least they had experienced the crisis and made some very intelligent decisions.
Please don’t think you are so safe and will never face a crisis as I assure you that you will. If you haven’t any idea of what to do then trust your instincts and leadership experiences to make the best decisions possible because you will have a lot of faces looking to you for Leadership.