ELDERS & GOD'S INTENT
Kingdom Elders are to be at the forefront of carrying out God's intent, which is:
"... that now
the manifold wisdom of God
might be made known
by Christ’s People
to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,
according to the eternal purpose
which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord," Ephesians 3'10-12.
So Elders are called to teach, shepherd-lead and oversee Christ's Called-Out Ones in the carrying out God's primary intention.
That doesn't mean just verbally informing the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. The Father wants them to actually know it.
His intent is to be made known. That means to be felt. Which in turn means powerfully defeating the enemy's works of darkness.
Starting in the Garden of Eden Satan began opposing God's wisdom and deceiving Eve and Adam with it. Now Christ's Called-Out People, are to make known to him God's Purpose and God's Manifold Wisdom and dispower him.
Remember what "... you are in Christ Jesus" - who "became for us wisdom from God" (1 Corinthians 1'30). This means that with Christ in us we have the living wisdom of God with which to defeat Satan.
Yes, Jesus is "wisdom from God"! Every person receiving Him receives His manifold wisdom.
Prayer. Thank you Father for faithful Elders who teach, shepherd-lead and oversee your Flock with godliness, holiness, love and power.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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