To Oversee BECAUSE They’ve Seen

Unfortunately, it is not clear to me at this time, whether life is even possible on this side of an “authentic eldership.”

I’ll try to expound.

Once life begins, once it’s vital enough to be detectable, the “children of the slave woman” make war against it, Galatians 4:29. When there is no identifiable heaven-sourced eldership, that is, no one with the perspective, power, and authority of a Paul, men will rise up and tear the body apart. Sadly, I’ve seen this even among the ranks of “good” eldership with “well-meaning” agendas. (That should be our first red flag…agendas.)

I think that by now I’m correct in this. The body of Christ is old enough where there should be “elders indeed,” and not “elders in training.” These are those who are secure enough in the Lord that they don’t have to do something, in order to be somebody. They’ve been set free to see. And thus they can truly “oversee,” because they’ve seen.

One of my highest priorities of late, has been to find this holy city of men, and women. They are older, mostly. Probably old enough that many have gone on to be with the Lord, or are on their way.

Meanwhile the young, spiritual fast guns continue to come into town. They are being cranked out by the canneries faster than ever. So let us, only as we are equipped by the Spirit, continue to work against the tide, even the tsunami. 

“And I will send Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord, and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”– Malachi 4:5

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2 Responses to To Oversee BECAUSE They’ve Seen

  1. oikoskrk says:

    I definitely bear witness to this post. Elders just are with no need of recognition or any compensation. They watch and pray and pray and watch. Subtly intervening only as absolutely necessary.

    • Oliveira Pamela says:

      That subtlity is a rare thing, isn’t it. As Jay worded it, “fast guns” are in town. Trigger happy lips.

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