1 Peter 5:2-3 2 Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; 3 nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
Let our dearly beloved pastors and bishops and deacons and all leaders in the local churches hear this admonition of the Spirit today. The times demand that we do…. The Voice of the Spirit of God is singular and most clearly articulated on this matter.
The objective is to “feed the flock”. To this end leadership in the local churches has been placed as shepherds under the chief Shepherd Himself…to feed the sheep with the Word of His Grace and see them properly nourished by the Words of Light…increasing in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ…abounding in agape and every good work; even unto perfection in Christ….the fullness of the measure of the stature thereof. Selah
This is the singular vision leadership in the local churches must feast their eyes on…and keep their gaze steady upon as they work tirelessly under the zeal and anointing of the Holy Spirit to see it come into tangible fruition.
I believe that it is when this objective is central to all else that we shall see the fullness of the brightness and beauty of Christ realized in the members of the local churches. This is how godliness shall be exalted and iniquity trampled and destroyed in our midst today…by feeding the flock with the Word of His Grace!
This is how sin shall be thoroughly rooted out from the midst of the camps of righteousness….this is how the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eyes and the pride of life shall be permanently disabled from the ranks of the people of God…this is how the flames of the advent hope shall be stoked highest and people of God made ready for the Kings second return….this is how agape shall seize the hearts of God’s people and set it on fire with zeal for the preaching of the Gospel to the entire world, and for the demonstration of the power of God in the spirit of righteousness!
This is how we make all men see Jesus Christ…the Gospel resoundingly heard by the world…revealing the brightness of the Kingdom of Light and paralyzing the agenda and finger of the kingdom of darkness….by feeding the flock with the Word of His Grace! O feed the flock of God’s heritage until we, all, awaken fully to the power and glory and riches of the Kingdom and Lordship of Jesus Christ to which we have come!