HOW TO KNOW A WICKED SENIOR PASTOR AND HOW TO SURVIVE THEM WHEN YOU COME ACROSS ONE:
2 Timothy 4:14
There are some Pastors who are like Alexander the Coppersmith that did much evil to Apostle Paul.
They can’t change, evil is the air they breathe. You have to constantly plead the Blood of Jesus against their evil works.
Being nice to a wicked Pastor doesn’t make him good to you. Infact, that can even make him end your ministry nicely.
You will always come across them as you journey in life and ministry, most especially if you belong to a large network of churches.
They are there at the state level, regional level, district level, zonal level, even as your immediate Senior Pastor in the office.
SEVEN WAYS TO KNOW THEM:
- THEY CAN’T STAND IT WHEN THE SUIT YOU WEAR TO SERVICE IS BETTER THAN THEIR OWN SUIT: “You must not dress better than your master” is their slogan.
Must you wear rag because you want to please a man?
- IF YOU DRIVE A BIG CAR OR A BETTER CAR AROUND THEM, YOU ARE FINISHED: This one makes them call you a thief without anybody’s money missing!. They wish you are caught.
The very wicked ones among them will ask the members to find out the source of your wealth.
- YOU MUST NOT PREACH BETTER THAN THEM OTHERWISE, THEY WILL TELL LEADERSHIP YOU DON’T HAVE THE SPIRIT OF THE MINISTRY:
Most wicked Pastors are Fireless-Pastors. They can’t generate ‘Fire’.
The time they will use in finding a new fire, they use it in finding a new foe.
- ONCE YOU ARE LOVED BY THE PEOPLE, IT GETS THEM ANGRY.
THEY LIKE IT WHEN PEOPLE JOIN THEM IN HATING YOU: They can be in their churches and influence your team against you. Sometimes they can put a spy around you that is their loyalist.
By the evil works of Alexander the Coppersmith, Apostle Paul said: all men forsook me….
That is their joy, for you to be forsaken by people.
- IF YOU CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY FOR YOUR WIFE AND KIDS, YOU ARE COMPLETELY FINISHED:
His wicked heart doesn’t make him celebrate his wife, so he expects you not to do it too. Celebrating your wife, will mean exposing his wickedness against his own wife.
You are going to regret it if his wife is also now jealous and envious of your wife. It becomes a matter of a WICKED PASTOR doing everything to please a WICKED WIFE against an innocent soul.
- IF YOU GIVE HIM A BIG PROPHET OFFERING JUST TO MAKE HIM FEEL HONOURED AND RESPECTED, YOU HAVE USED E YOUR OWN HANDS TO GIVE HIM AN EVIDENCE AGAINST YOU:
Honour is good , but when you honour a wicked man, you suffer horror in return.
Giving good offering will only work when you are dealing with a good man.
If you are giving it to a bad man, it becomes the evidence to nail you. As an Assistant Pastor, I organized a supprise-birthday-party for my Oga.
I mobilized the key members in the church to bless him with an offering that is like his salary for 2 years.
He shed tears and said he has not seen this kind of love in his entire life.
Till date we still relate as Brothers. That was a good man not a wicked man.
I got carried away and did exactly this same thing to a wicked man. It is still part of my regret as a Branch Pastor till date.
He took the money and dealt with me brutally.
With all the sacrifices people have given to the devil, the devil is still the devil, he has not changed from being the devil and can never change.
- IF THEY ASK AFTER YOU FROM HIM FOR ANYTHING GOOD THAT IS COMING TO YOU, THAT WILL BE THE END OF THAT THING:
A Member said to me “Daddy I want to give this Pastor an offering”. I said to the member go ahead, he deserves more.
To a wicked Pastor, that is the end.
May your Helpers not talk with your Haters before helping you.
They will destroy it completely.
How to SURVIVE Wicked Senior Pastors:
- Be Prayerful
- Plead the Blood regularly against their evil hearts.
- You must be wise like a Serpent. (Meaning Hide and Shine than to expose your shine).
- Be connected to someone higher than them who can spoil their plans.
- Be good to your Team Members.
It is madness to be fighting against your opponent and against your team at the same time.
- The Presiding Bishop
Bishop Irabor Wisdom
Answers’ Assembly Global.