Lead To Be Light

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The mountain of God is built upon the ways of God, but the ways of God must be taught in the form of transformation, not information. We can inform others of the truth, but only God can write that truth in the hearts and minds of men. As leaders in the body of Christ we are not called to hear God for those we lead. We are called to lead them in a way that inspires them to hear God in their own hearts. This means that we set an example that they can see. It also means that when we are tempted to take them by the hand and lead them, we choose to allow God to lead their hearts and minds from within. It is through this process that each member will become a rock of Christ in the mountain of Christ in the earth. That rock is a rock of hearing God and responding to what He says.

Luke 6:47 Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.

It is only through a personal connection with God in our hearts that we can find the unshakeable strength of a personal relationship with God. As leaders we lead for the sake of personal connections to God by His Spirit. We don’t lead for mere Christian principles. We lead to see sons and daughters of God connected to God in a life transforming way. This is the testimony of the New Covenant of God in Christ.

Jeremiah 31:31 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

The house of Israel is the house of God’s inheritance. It is not a natural nation, but a spiritual nation born of the faith of Abraham. It is made of sons and daughters of God who come from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation to know God by faith in their hearts. It is by the circumcision of our hearts that we hear God’s voice by His Spirit within us. This is the true mark of a son or daughter of God in Christ. This is what makes us testimonies of God’s praise as the house of Judah is a house of God’s praise. The name Judah means praise and Jesus is of that house. In Christ we find our true selves and we become the inheritance of God in Christ with personal testimonies of God in the uniqueness of our own heats. God’s law is a law of life and peace in Christ. It is a law of love! It is through a personal relationship with God in Christ that we each become children of God in our own uniqueness. This is a covenant of personal relationship with God and not one of being dependent upon others to lead us. As leaders we can inspire, but God is the one who leads the heart and mind.

We lead people to become lights, we don’t lead them as the light on their behalf. We shine to inspire them to shine also. We are not called to take people by the hand and lead them. We are called inspire them to be led by the Spirit of God in all things.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

Children of God are like the stars. They are light as God is light. God’s light is the light of life. We are called to know God from within. It is by knowing God within that we can shine with the light of Christ from within. We are not reflections of the light of God in Christ. We are the light of God in Christ. This is the testimony of being sons and daughters of God. Leaders lead as sons and daughters of God so that those they lead may also shine as sons and daughters of God to the darkness of the world.

Food For Thought,

Ted J. Hanson

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About ted4leaders

Ted J. Hanson is the leader of House of Bread Ministry and Christ Life Training Ministry Academy. He has dedicated his life to raising up the generations of God with a 100-year plan to become the testimony and power of God's life and grace in the earth.
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