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Kingdom For Servant Leaders

Focus: Luke 22:29-30A - KJV

29. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; 30. That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom,

Luke 22:24-30

Three major things which are based on emotion and lust push man into doing evil: the insatiable search for wealth, power and relevance. The wealthy seeks more than wealth upon attaining it to a level; he wants power instead. When the power is yet to come, they seek relevance. All of these are the baits of the enemy to lure men away from love. This, Christ knows and therefore enjoins His follows to be rid of, just like He did. Though He is the King of All Glory, He came to earth to serve and not to be served, knowing and acknowledging the fact that the one who is served is greater than the one serving. It is with such humility that man is able to overcome the world. Even though he is made lower on earth through service, a kingdom is appointed unto him hereafter just like the kingdom of Christ Himself. Clearly, the king in a kingdom does not serve but is served. If, however, we force ourselves to be served here and not to serve, we would have taken a part in the kingdom of this world and may thereby forfeit the kingdom which ought to be appointed.

Christ Himself made this clear to the disciples when they were about to be deceived by the enemy to scamper for leadership and greatness. He made the dichotomy clear between the rulers of the kingdom of this world and that of the Kingdom of God on earth. For the kingdom of this world, the leaders exercise lordship over their followers; however, for the believers, He said expressly that we should not be so. Indeed, He enjoined that if any be the greatest to the knowledge of all, he should be as the younger, and that he that is chief as one that serves. Christ is our example in this as He choose to serve and not be served. Today, rather than follow the example of Christ, we are operating like the high priests of old, the type that Paul called whitewashed sepulcher, in that we lord it over the people rather than serve them. That is not Christ-like.

Beloved, the reason the Lord points us to these things is to give room for repentance before things fully get to a head. For as long as we are not greater than Christ, we ought to obey Him in all things if we must take benefit of Him in the end. It is time to come down from the high horse and be servers of them that the Lord has put in our care. The scriptures are clear: in Christ, God did not give us a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities. If He could bear our infirmities, we are called to bear that of others and not to add burden to their already grievous pain by having them serve us instead of serving them ourselves. The ultimate should be the determiner in this matter: either the kingdom of the world, or the appointed kingdom, like Christ’s.

SOLUTION: Serve God and the brethren with all the grace that is in you. Do not add to people’s burden. Christ’s yokes are easy; stop making it too burdensome to the people. When you do, you make them avoid the call of Christ who said come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy ladened and I will give you rest. Offer rest and not extra burden.

Please pray: Father, thank you for laying for us an example of service unto mankind and instructing us to do likewise; and thank you for the assurance of the appointed kingdom like yours. Please help me to keep focus on serving and not being served throughout my journey as your disciple, in Jesus’ name. In the end, count me worthy of the appointed kingdom by your mercy and love in Jesus’ name.

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