Pastors Ministers Preachers Prophets

Pastors Ministers Preachers Prophets

pastors ministers preachers prophets
Paul at St. Mathias Episcopal Church as a young boy serving as an acolyte to the Pastors and Ministers.

When I was a young boy, my father had me attend church, get confirmed, and serve as an acolyte. At the time, all I wanted to do was play baseball, but after the ages of 8 to 17, once I finished with the game and entered college, academics became my focus, that is until at the age of 20, I had a supernatural encounter with God that would forever change my life and alter my destiny.

Parents have a God given divine insight and intuition for their children. Kids therefore should honor and respect their parents (Ephesians 6:2; Exodus 20:12), obeying them as unto the Lord God, for which our heavenly Father will bless the child and rain blessings down on them, causing the child as they grow to rule and reign in life by God’s divine grace and favor bestowed upon them.

Everything big begins with something small. Never despise small beginnings (Job 8:7). Often as children and youth we walk by faith, not by sight (2Corinthians 5:7). Obeying parents is not always easy. Often we do not feel like doing what we are being told to do. Yet as we wear the yoke and bear the burden of youth (Lamentations 3:27), submitting to our parents and their authority in our lives, respect our teachers and elders, good things eventually come of it as we mature, discover our life purpose and begin to step into our destiny. At least, this has been my experience thankfully.

I thank God for godly grandparents and a father of faith who valued attending church, praying to God, living upright and being healthy in conduct (Hebrews 12:1-2; 2Timothy 1:5). Pastors, Ministers, Preachers and Prophets all go through a foundational growth process during which God forms their character. We all have parents, teachers, mentors, coaches and leaders. Success is never an orphan, but always evolves and is cultivated through seasons of intense discipline, development and instruction as we submit to those over us and learn diligently from them. Likewise, the pressure of trials, tribulations, suffering and circumstances grind down our motives and purify our heart, mind, thinking, character and conduct.

Only as we gladly embrace the purification process and keep a tender, thankful heart to God through it all, will our heavenly Father in the fullness of time, deem us to be trustworthy and worthy of promotion to represent Him before humanity with all gentleness, kindness, tenderness, love and sincerity as we point people to Jesus. Only as we remain mindful that we must decrease (John 3:3), so Christ can increase whereby the world can behold the light that delivers them from darkness (John 8:12; 1:29,36), only then will God use and flow through us, because ultimately it is about Jesus not us.

Our ego, quest for fortune and fame must get out of the way. No flesh will glory in God’s holy Presence (1Corinthians 1:29). Our self-seeking agenda and attempts to be seen, famous and known must be taken to the cross of Christ and crucified so the Holy Spirit can bountifully flow through us, as we get out of the way and yield to the Lord most High. Instead we must make Christ known and work to help humanity experience and grow in the grace of God daily.

“The heir, as long as he is a child, differs nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; but is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father” (Galatians 4:1-2). God has an appointed time for all of His sons and daughters that he is grooming, nurturing, mentoring, developing, training and preparing for greatness. Yet, God defines greatness as service (Mark 9:35; 10:44). Few understand the true depth of the heart of God, wherein Jesus came to serve and washed the feet of His disciples. His ministry and miracles were all examples and demonstrations of His love and thereafter a model of ministry for His disciples to follow in His footsteps and do likewise (1John 2:6).

Therefore we Pastors, Ministers, Preachers and Prophets must guard our heart, be grounded in God’s Word, abide in humility, remain childlike in purity, tender and cultivate curiosity to keep learning, growing, maturing (despite what we already know) to ensure our foundation remains pure and stable, our head does not get haughty, nor our hearts polluted and proud. Wisdom, knowledge, understanding and divine supernatural power are useless if not wrapped with love and given with a heart of kindness to others. The gifts of God are freely given to us and we as his Pastors, Ministers, Preachers and Prophets must likewise freely give them to others and not merely keep them for ourselves (Matthew 10:8). We must feed the people (Ezekiel 34:2; John 21:17), the sheep who have gone astray (Isaiah 53:6), are lost and looking for their way.

We too at one time had lost our way and gone astray (Psalm 119:176), but thanks be to God for sending His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ to die for the sins of us all so we could be redeemed from our sins, selfishness, pride, vanity, lusts, death, darkness, guilt and shame. Now we get to serve, love and lift humanity to a loving God in Jesus holy Name.


Imágenes de Jesús – (Spanish) ~








Pastors Ministers Preachers Prophets