SHUT DOWN (Part 1)
It is a known fact that the church system is not designed in such a way as to give room for a personal spiritual retreat, especially when you’re not the church’s General Overseer. You have to design that yourself.There are times when someone is spiritually on a RED FLAG, but he or she as a point of duty and commitment to the church continues to minister to the people. Now, how do you expect the people to be blessed.
There are times as a minister in church, you know you’re already banking on your spiritual reserve, instead of from an overflow. Without a doubt, your word bank, prayer bank is empty, and you’re low on consecration.Most times, people don’t want to withdraw from church activities for the purpose of personal retreat and renewal so people will not think they have backslidden.
There are times when you think the church will not function well without your presence untill an attack from the enemy prove you otherwise.Let me just say it, that you’re a minister doesn’t mean you will always be on fire if you do not set up structures that keep you on fire. Yonggi Cho, the pastor with the largest congregation in the world (as at that time), once contemplated suicide due to depression resulting from large bank debt.
That you’re anointed doesn’t take away certain personal battles, some of them allowed by God for our experience. Some others, orchestrated by the enemy to discourage you. So, it’s possible to be weary some times.People can sometimes sense the fact that your altar no longer carries fire 🔥 🔥. Just ask some people to lead prayers for just 10 minutes, and for 10 minutes, the leader is struggling to find himself not to talk of the Holy Spirit.It is very unfair for people to leave their houses with an expectation of a renewed strength, only to go back home emptier than they came.
Kathryn Khulman always says that she prepared for every service because she knows that it may be someone’s last chance, last hope. Have you not heard of people who committed suicide just after attending a wonderful Sunday service? Hmmmm.