The #1 problem in Christendom today IS the “church with a pastor” SYSTEM. It is not what Father set up. It is no where in Scripture. It is totally man made which is why it will NEVER get saints to the place Father wants them to go.
The #2 problem: The self appointed leadership DON’T KNOW where TO lead the saints nor what the primary purpose of Father IS, in HIS saints. In other words, the so called leaders DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE MINISTRY IS ALL ABOUT.
Impact on the community; getting people healed; casting out devils; and being a strong witness IS NOT the primary goal Father had in mind for the so called “five fold ministry”. Depending on what meaning you give to “living the faith”, it could be included in this list too.
IF THE LEADERSHIP DOES NOT KNOW WHERE NOR HOW TO LEAD THE SAINTS, IT STANDS TO REASON THAT THE SAINTS THAT THEY LEAD DON’T KNOW EITHER.
THIS IS CLASSIC “BLIND LEADING THE BLIND”.
The biggest reason for this BLINDNESS is the deception of professing saints by their own SINFUL / WICKED FLESH tricking them into thinking that their “THOUGHTS and INTERPRETATIONS” are spiritual, when they are purely human / fleshly / earthly / WORLDLY.
The flesh can only deal with what is OUTWARD. Professing leadership as well as their followers / congregations are totally focused on the “exciting” OUTWARD things that Lord Jesus did and said while IGNORING or REMAINING IGNORANT of the SPIRIT BEHIND OR UNDERNEATH those things.
They are focused on the LETTER rather than the SPIRIT and don’t even recognize it. Some evidences:
-In Scripture, “church” is people; in our day “church” is a building.
-In Scripture, saints are the HOUSE OF GOD; in our day the building is the “HOUSE OF GOD”.
-In Scripture, the focus is LIFESTYLE OF SAINTS EVERYDAY; in our day, the focus is “churches”, “church services” and leadership positions.
-Scripture focuses on Holy Spirit Leadership while today’s “church” system focuses on human leadership.
-Scripture focuses on unity of ALL SAINTS, while today’s “church” system focuses on individual congregations unity.
-Lord Jesus led BY THE SPIRIT with MEEKNESS AND HUMILITY, while today’s self appointed leaders lead IN FLESH with AUTHORITATIVE ARROGANCE AND PRIDE.
Their is SO MUCH MORE.
CONSIDER what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. (2 Timothy 2:7)