LEADERSHIP – part 1 – Mailing #32

The LEADERSHIP – Part 1 (Open Letter pages 79-82).

Great men are not always wise; neither do the aged understand judgement! Therefore, Lord, I pray that they may hear my speeches and hearken to all my words. For my words shall be of the uprightness of my heart; and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.

Behold, Lord, I am according to Your wish in Your stead. I also am formed out of clay. Yet, like unto Elihu, I am now in Your stead and I shall speak the words on Your behalf. Thus let Your Spirit constrain me. Amen.

“Hear my words, O ye wise men, and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge. For the ear tries words as the mouth tastes meat. LET US CHOOSE TO US JUDGEMENT; let us know among ourselves what is good”!

I wish, Lord, I could just quote Your Word and thus be safe from errors. But my heart is opened and so, I say, let Your Wisdom and Grace come forth which You deposited therein and let Your Truth conquer the darkness and lies.

Have You not said, Lord: “Judge not that ye be not judged. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again”? (Mt.7:1,2). Are we not warned elsewhere in Your Word how we should avoid judging one another or speaking evil about one another? (Jas.4:11; Rom.14:10, 13, etc.).

Yet, it is also written: “But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man” (1Cor.2:15). Am I establishing myself as a judge of all brethren? God forbid! Are You establishing me as a judge of all brethren? Not at all! Am I called by You to point my finger at Your people whether they be sheep or shepherds? Not at all! It is far from Your intent, Lord.

Let me repeat, though, that it is NOT written: “… he that is spiritual judges all brethren”, but “…he that is spiritual judges all THINGS”! Therefore, I shall not judge brethren – but I shall judge ALL THINGS as Your Spirit shall bring them to my remembrance.

And to my brethren I say: “I speak as to wise men: judge ye what I say” (1Cor.10:15) for you yourselves are also commanded by the same Word of God to “judge in yourselves” (1Cor.11:13), also to “judge yourselves” (1Cor.11:31), to even “judge prophets” (1Cor. 14:29). And if prophets and we ourselves are to be judged, then the things in every believer with no respect of persons must be judged. For it is written again: “These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgement.” (Pr.24:23).

But the true key to all judgement is hidden in Your words: “Do not judge after outer appearance, but judge a righteous judgement” (Jn.7:24), which is to say, judge after the inner spiritual reality which is ALWAYS different from how things and people appear outwardly!

Thus, he who is not spiritual cannot see, hear, touch nor understand the inner spiritual realities and, thus, it is a sheer impossibility for him to judge righteously. To all such, You are saying: “Judge not”. On the other hand, he who has been transformed into a spiritual one, that is to say, he sees in spirit, hears in spirit, touches the spirit, understands the spirit, obeys the spirit, even tastes and smells the spirit, he cannot BUT judge all things!

So Your Word is true again, saying: “But he that is spiritual judges (keeps judging, must judge) all things yet he himself (the spiritual man within) is judged of no man (is beyond man’s judgement).

Finally, the true key to all righteous judgement within the Church is also hidden. And I say, Lord, that should I know all truths, and see all spiritual realities, even understand all Your prophecies and mysteries … and be void of true love, true meekness, true patience, true peace, true faith and the other graces of Your Spirit, then I should shut my mouth and bolt it tight! I repeat, “the true graces of Your Spirit”… NOT the human graces. Not our human love, human patience, human humbleness, human goodness or human righteousness, for they are filthy rags in Your eyes (Is.64:6).

Furthermore, I say, Lord, that should I speak truth but not in love, I would be breaking Your Word in Ephesians 4:15 and achieving nothing – because one chief ingredient would be missing. And this is that misery in our Christianity, for there are many who want to bake bread and there is plenty of flour, even plenty of yeast – but no water … no living water. Without water, there shall be no bread – without true love, there shall be no growing up into You in all things. Without the true love, there shall be no Church!

(To be continued next week in part 2)

brother Hanola 


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