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Leadership

“Holding fast the faithful Word
As He hath been taught, that
He may be able by sound doctrine
Both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.”
Titus 1:9.

 

During the time of chaos there will always be a cry for a leader. This has always been true in all cultures and peoples. In the history of any nation, tribe or race this happens. All of us want someone to lead each from the unknown to a solution.

 

In the past, we have evidence there may be at least two kinds of leaders who may tell us he has the way.  The first is the smooth smiling demonic man who beguiles people with clever cliches and friendly warmth that confuses the simple-minded men and women. Such a person is destructive to all who listen to the creature. Here are one or two examples of such a man. Jim Jones, the Kool-Aid man. When this type arises and tells the world he has the answers – then beware.

 

The other leader analyzes the issue. He never speaks to the masses in such a way which instructs all people to just trust him. This type of person seeks counsel in support of a solution. Proverbs 26:18, gives us today how even in war advice should be sought.

“As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and deaths.”

 

In the Bible, many times leaders sought help from someone else. Here is one clear example when someone sought counsel and assurance, Judges 4:8-9, is such a time.

“And Barak said unto her, if thou wilt go with me, then I will go; but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go.”

 

Unless the right man or group is allowed to make the decisions – it can be a disaster.

Easter message: Jesus Christ has risen from the dead - after the third day.

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When Solomon died his son, Rehoboam, became king and a rebellion started when 10 tribes came to him that was led by Jeroboam. They said cut the taxes for us that Solomon your father made. I Kings 12:8, 9, and 16, informs us of the split.

“But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him. And consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him;” And he said unto them, what counsel give ye that we may answer, this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter? “So when all of Israel saw the king hearkened not unto them. The people answered the king saying, what portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thing own house, David. So, Israel departed unto their tents.” 

 

Now we can go the New Testament and are told a man who could and were pressured to a crowd and the Jewish leaders. Matthew 27:15, 16, 17, shows how a weak man can be manipulated.

“Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they should, and they had then a notable prisoner called Barabbas. Therefore, when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?”

 

Pilate was not a leader but a man who could be subdued by a yelling screaming crowd. This is the same tactic used by the cowardly lying evil Democratic Party and its leaders. Yell! Scream! Accuse! Condemn! Disrupt! Lie about any situation.

 

Then the President will fall from office. These demons such as Pelosi, Schumer, and others have failed. Now it seems as if the upper echelon of the CIA, FBI, and Justice Department have not a man who does not respond to such. O God! Thank Thee!

 

We – God fearing, Bible quoting, working class, will tell the Democratic Party that we’ve had enough of you. There is no doubt, that the elite would kill we Christians.

 

The sounds are already being heard from the godless progressive, liberal, socialist, Marxist-people who follow the three stooges. Here are the names of these three stooges of color:

1. Alexandra Omar Cortez.
2. Ilhan Omar.
3. Rashida Tlaib.

 

Two of these women are muslims and one has said Jews should not be permitted to live. Christians have never said this to the muslims. All three of these have no concept of history.

 

LEADERSHIP EXAMPLES

In the history of the wars that the United States has fought, there have been prime examples when certain leaders have been involved. When General George Washington heard that General Cornwallis was camped at Yorktown, Virginia, he quickly took his army from New York to that area. The British were stranded by water on one side and the Continental Army was on the other side. The French fleet was in the water.

 

Surrender became the better part of valor.

 

In the War of Northern Aggression, General Grant tried time and time again to overcome General Lee. When he failed, he then went to his left and fought again. General Grant found out that the south was unable to supply itself. General Grant finally captured Richmond.

 

World War I brought Black Jack Perishing to the front, where he saw to it that assaults were made against the German trenches.

 

World War II, in the Pacific theaters of operations, produced the island-hopping General Macarthur.

 

When the Korean War commenced, the American forces were almost destroyed at Pusan. Again, General MacArthur went behind enemy lines at Inchon. The North Koreans were cut off from supplies.

 

World War II was another example of strong leadership, when the Third Army under General S. Patton had taken a 90-degree angle to thwart the German Army at the Battle of the Bulge.

 

Given here were several examples of leaders who knew what to do in the event of chaos. What has been shown herein is from the military concept. Illustrations could be shown from many other areas of life.

 

The issue generally arises when we are confused as to what should be done. Leaders often know by instinct what should be accomplished. This calls for an intellectual capacity.

 

GOD’S PLAN

The Lord God Almighty always provides a plan to overcome any obstacle that Satan puts in our path. This something does not come to our thought process at first. This time proves this point.

We Christians call the Passover Easter. However, the purpose of this is to purify our souls so we are acceptable to the Lord. The letter to Colossians 1:14-16, states clear what war has been planned for us.

“In whom we have redemption though his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that art in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him.”

 

The entire Bible is a plan for salvation first for the Jews (Old Testament) then for all peoples (New Testament). Actually, the method was started in the Old Testament in the book of Jonah 1:1-2.

“Now the word of the Lord cam unto Jonah the son of Amittai saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.”

 

Jonah never liked his assignment. What this tells us there is a way now is for men to be acceptable by God. The sacrifice was made on the cross. Christ was dead but arose from the dead, so all men would now have a chance for salvation. Ours sins can be washed clean in the blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

 

Paul in Titus 1:7-10, instructs the church that it is to have elders (or bishops) who have certain criteria to be at that position.

“For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre; But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate. for here are many unruly vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision.”

 

What these men, and it was always men were to do was set forth. Here God was writing by the hands of Paul what the person was to be. Not all men could come in this format. At no place does this format change. At no place does it the New Testament permit women to be elders. The modern church permits this. We who hold to the Restoration Movement condemn this. The reason for women is the male species. To shy away from the teaching of the Bible.

 

Christ came into the world for one reason. Our God was to tell people of sin, righteousness, and judgment. Attend church on Sunday to celebrate what God did for you. Our belief is not a religion but to fortify God’s Message of salvation.

 


CONCLUSION 

  1. Easter is for our salvation.
  2. Leaders must follow the New Testament.
  3. Accept Christ – for He is the way.
  4. Leadership must be developed.

God Bless Our Republic.

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE

“Low in the grave He lay,

Jesus, my Savior,

Waiting the coming day,

Jesus, my Lord!

 

Refrain:

Up from the grave He arose,

With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,

He arose a Victor from the dark domain,

And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.

He arose! He arose!

Hallelujah! Christ arose!

 

Vainly they watch His bed,

Jesus, my Savior;

Vainly they seal the dead,

Jesus, my Lord!

 

Death cannot keep his Prey,

Jesus, my Savior;

He tore the bars away,

Jesus, my Lord!”

 

 

Gerald K. Fugit
412 N Texas Ave
Odessa, TX 79761

 

 

 

 

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