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Thursday, August 14, 2014

#110 Physical Dependency

C. Peter Wagner has said,
"I have said enough about
immorality in the ministry
to give us the impression it
has become one of Satan's
most effective tools in
crippling the church in our
day and age.

It should come as no surprise to suggest that Satan would like to destroy relationships between pastors and intercessors through an inappropriate physical contact.

Most cases of pastoral indiscretion have been sparked in the counseling relationship, contacts with staff members taking second place.

I have not as yet heard of immoral physical relationships between pastors and intercessors, although I do know of one pastor's I1 intercessor running off with the pastor's father.

Inappropriate contact is a constant danger that needs to be understood and avoided. 

Research shows that the great majority of pastors are male and great majority of intercessors are female. This situation is not likely to change in the near future.

To avoid the danger of wrong contacts totally, some pastors such as John Maxwell only relate to male prayer partners.

This is not that either John or his wife, Margaret, have any kind of excessive phobia about John's relating to women in the general course of his pastoral ministry. He relates as well as any.

{John relates His stronger strengths are to teach men, so he teaches them to pray for him and his ministry.}

Furthermore, John has rightly observed that in the average congregation women pray much more than men.

In his congregation he wants as many men praying as women, so he directs his attention toward motivating and training men to pray.

John Maxwell does not teach that all pastors should have the same policy he has, but it goes without saying, many pastors should follow his example. Or they should recruit family members as intercessors."


#110 Physical Dependency,
in the series taken from C. Peter 
Wagner’s book, PRAYER SHIELD
How to intercede for pastors,
Christian leaders and others 
on the spiritual  frontlines.
(
pgs. 192-193) by Regal Books

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Let’s pray: 

   Father, when I pray for
my pastor(s) and leaders, may
I remember that they are human,
like me, and to make sure I
don't do anything to cause
anyone to speak against my
behavior, or theirs.

   I understand that I'm
responsible to always to be
careful and respectful, and to make sure I am appropriately handling myself in their presence.

   I want to be an excellent prayer partner for my leaders, and I ask that You help me be one who knows what You require.

   In the Name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Today’s Bible verse: Is. 29:24 "They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine."

Today’s quote: Dennis Fisher – “Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, we can now approach God without fear. God’s penalty for sin has been satisfied, and we are invited into God’s presence: 'Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace” Heb. 4:16.

Our thought today: The glory of God is the love of God flowing through us. This love of God isn't stopped by imperfection. Can we love imperfect people in our churches? Remember, we weren't "perfect" when God arrested our thinking, and revealed His love to us!

   What to do every day when you wake up…
  (shared by Danica Sinclair Dunpheyfrom the
  sermon series on Ephesians by Richard Sinclair.
  Listen to the messages on  http://www.cfconline.org/

 “Wake up and remind yourself that His intended purpose was to adopt you as His own in Jesus Christ!
Wake up and remind yourself that you have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”

16th- Saturday’s post:  My Cooking Will be Grand!
Debbie McEwen

17th- Sunday's post:  I Didn't Quit! 
James Cagle

17th- evening's post:  Rock Bottom
Diana Derringer

19th- Tuesday's post:  #111 Male Leaders and Female Intercessors  C. Peter Wagner {I'll have only one more 
post from his book, PRAYER SHIELD}

A popular post:  FRET-
FREE LIVING   Dave 
Branon  shares with us, 
"Does it bother you to 
see how much attention 
is paid in today’s culture 
to people who stand for 
all the wrong things? 

Perhaps it is entertainment stars who get the headlines 
while espousing immoral philosophies in their music, 
movies, or programs." 



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