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THERE HAS BEEN AN ONSLAUGHT AGAINST SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY OVER THE LAST FEW DECADES AND NOW WE HAVE PRODUCED A GENERATION THAT RECOGNIZES NO SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY.

They are easy to identify:

  1. They have no Pastor or Spiritual Authority
  2. They do whatever they desire without honor
  3. They pop from church to church 
  4. They cannot and will not receive correction

WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH THIS? 

“I ONLY YIELD TO GOD!”

“NOBODY IS GOING TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO!”

“I SUBMIT TO GOD, NOT TO A MAN!”

Why make such and issue – it is just the way things are and our generation……

Why can this be identified as a demonic attack to disembowel the Believers from doing God’s will?

AUTHORITY IS THE KEY TO RELEASING THE POWER OF GOD!

Confidence is not authority because confidence can come from man and his perceived abilities.

AUTHORITY CAN ONLY BE GRANTED – BESTOWED – ENTRUSTED.

The key is that you can only be trusted with authority if you are submitted to the authority.

WHERE THERE IS NO GENUINE SUBMISSION THERE CAN BE NO DELEGATED AUTHORITY. 

So keeping the body of Christ out of submission equals that lack of authority which releases the power of heaven to earth.

On earth Jesus has set up His authority in His Church

  1. Jesus is the head of the church (Divine Authority granted Matt. 28:18).  Eph. 1:22
  2. Jesus set up gifts (His delegated Divine Authority). Eph. 4:11
    1. When a person is unwilling to submit to the authority that was delegated to them by the Head of the Church, then how can they receive authority to act on behalf of heaven. Heb. 13:17

“Power without authority is witchcraft – it’s how the devil operates”  Renny McClean

THE DEVIL IS A SLY OL’ FOX – are you submitted to Jesus first, the delegated authority second, or are you a powerless believer who makes no supernatural impact on this planet?

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Dr. Micheal Spencer and his wife Pastor Rhonda Spencer have a powerful ministry in building leaders. 

http://www.empoweringpastors.com

http://www.empoweringpastorswives.com

Every Tuesday from 12-1pm Dr. Spencer trains ministry and marketplace ministers in leadership skills to enhance their call and destiny.

Every Thursday from 11-11:30am Pastor Rhonda Spencer speaks and builds the pastors wives in their call and purpose.

Dr. Micheal Spencer & Pastor Rhonda Spencer are also published authors and you can purchase their books from the links below.

https://www.amazon.com/More-Hurt-Pastor-Rhonda-Spencer/dp/0983942854

https://www.amazon.com/Dis-Factor-Long-Term-DIScouragement-Pastors-Ministry/dp/0983942870

Overcoming The Dreaded Church Plateau

When you started your church, or when you took over the Pastorate at your church, you were filled with determination and vigor. You couldn’t wait to get started. Every morning when you woke up and sought the Lord, it seemed as though He was directing your every step. You were filled with ideas, and you were filled with a burning fire and a passion for the ministry God had entrusted into your hands.
As time went on, you saw growth. The number of souls that were saved was being added to daily, and you felt as though God was using you, just as he used Peter in the book of Acts. There was no shortage of inspiration when it came to writing your sermons. Each month, God would drop a new nugget in your spirit, and you were eager to share it with your congregation.
Life was good. Your ministry was great, and growing.

Then…it stopped.

Perhaps it took place during the summer when many families take vacations. Or maybe it occurred during the holidays. Regardless of when the growth of your church came to a halt, it happened.

That was when the panic set in.

All Pastors have bumps in the road when it comes to growth in their churches. At first, you hoped that was what you were experiencing – a brief bump. However, as months went by, and things didn’t seem to turn around, you began to really get concerned. Perhaps you tried starting programs, and doing more community outreach. Perhaps you reached out to other Pastors in your area to get some information from them on what they did when they were in a similar situation. Their words were kind, and their ideas were good. They just didn’t work.

The words “church plateau” entered your mind. You had heard of this. You’d heard other Pastors talking about how the growth in their congregation hit an invisible ceiling, of sorts. You’ve heard that they employed many tactics to get things moving in the right direction again. The problem was, none of them worked. You didn’t think this would ever happen to you. However, there you were. Or, maybe…here you are.

There’s a popular belief out there that a experiencing a plateau is just a way of life for the church. The “experts” say that all churches go through these periods of time, and that they’re a normal part of a healthy congregation.

As long as there are unsaved souls in the world, there is still work to be done for the Kingdom. It is the church’s responsibility to reach those people, and draw them into the Kingdom. However, when you feel as though you’re stuck, how do you get moving again?

That’s where Pastor Micheal Spencer comes in. He was in a similar situation, only a few years ago. An experienced coach changed everything for him, as well as for his church. Through his coach’s leadership and teaching, Pastor Spencer broke through that plateau, and began experiencing growth unlike any that he had ever experienced before.

A church plateau only has to be the “norm” for your church if you accept that it is. If you don’t accept it as the norm, and if you want to break free from it, never to visit it again, there is a way to make that happen.
Contact Pastor Spencer today, and take the first step toward real church growth…
…and break FREE from the plateau!

This is a guest post, written by Nicole Colwell, His Tabernacle Family Church Covenant Partner, professional writer, and owner of Colwell Creative Content.

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The most difficult part of leadership is actually believing that you belong at the table!

I remember when I was struggling with this truth, my past and even my present flashed before my eyes. All I heard was, “Who do you think you are?” Our inner self struggles with feeling worthy, but until you resolve this issue in your heart and mind, you will always be overcome by yourself.

We are the ones who determine the height of our success, and that issue is rooted in whether or not you believe you belong at the table.

I remember the day that my mind was resolved. I reached that resolve by actually believing in who God said I am. We have to start believing in who God says we are.

Ps. 139:14, Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex, Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

It happened to me sitting at my table in the kitchen with my Bible open and talking with my Creator. He finally said to me, “Micheal, do I create junk?”, “Of course not God”! The God of creation believes in you, He made you, He has plans for you, He has great success for you!

TODAY, DO YOU BELIEVE IN WHO GOD SAYS YOU ARE?
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU BELONG AT THE TABLE?

RESOLVE THIS IN YOUR HEART WITH YOUR GOD. THEN YOU WILL MOVE FORWARD IN YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS.

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