PITFALLS IN PASTORING AND TEACHING MINISTRY.
We all know that each ministry is a like car being driven by a person but we must stipulate out that each car has its conformnts and disadvantages that come along with it and most of the cars have different capacities interms of movements and carriage. They have different types of models and traveling distances are not the same either. In short we have heavy vehicles, we have big cars, and we medium and as well as the small ones. but each car has its short falls and restrictions and distance to move and some problems may be the same but at most they differ in different in driving ways and control may also differ depending where it is traveling, on its carriage as well as the standard of its making. Short comings in most cases may be different on the roads. Some travel long distances and others can heat on long distances while others can try medium movements.
In the same case the Kingdom of God has many ministries and each ministry is driven like a car according to its standard of call. Each ministry has short comings and pitfalls but also it has goodness. In this case i will tackle the ministry of teaching, pastoral and preaching. And as we look at its pitfalls that pastors, preachers can avoid. Otherwise many have gone into drainage and many of their ministries crashed without repair. Thats why some of them are devil agents so the young preachers and teachers be careful and more so those still in the ministry already as senior pastors if you are still serving God.
There is a big challenge in pastoral and teaching ministries since God Almighty expects alot from them to teach his people the character of God and how to love God and building relationships between the congregational believers. So listening to the guidance of the Holy Spirit is very key for the pastor leading the people of God to heaven.
How shocking to suddenly strike a deep pothole while driving! How much more stunning to run onto the shoulder of the road and lose control of the car! The lack of alertness or focus can lead to great harm while one is driving.
Potholes and pitfalls may also bring much damage to young ministers. In the pastoral epistles Paul warns Timothy about these dangers. These warnings match observations I have made throughout years of service to churches.
Most pastors do not differentiate themselves from the Holy Spirit work and their work. They tend to take the role of the Holy Spirit and succumb to the disease called my church and they own the church and leave out the Holy Spirit and the Head Christ Jesus the man in stirring and in control, the conductor is left behind who is the Holy Spirit and the authority is normally quenched by the mis-use of authority by the pastor. They always have i don’t care attitude at times they forget who called them.” Misunderstanding the Authority and the power of the Holy Spirit ” and this leads to their fall into the drainage and crash into pieces. Most pastors i have come across have not known who the Holy Spirit is and his works are denied. They are so zealous about their visions but not the visions of the Holy Spirit. This has been a pitfall to the pastoral and teaching ministries in the modern church today. They tend to own the church than the owner who started it.
Money minded and expansion:
The pastoral ministry is prone to the money collection, pastors normally are concerned about the numbers of the church minus looking at the Spiritual growth of the church believers, they need many people as soon as possible but they don’t want to teach these few they have to reach maturity why? Because they love money and they tend to be zealous towards development of the church. Money has hindered the ministry of the pastors and teachers in the church, and therefore they have fallen off the road of the Holy Spirit. Because the Holy Spirit is looking at Spiritual growth and pastors are looking for the physical growth which is contrary to one another. Pastors are never contented with the available resources but they are always looking for more and more and this has affected their ministries. For the Love of money is the rootcause of all evil. 1Timothy6:8-9. They want nice things, nice looks and this has killed their ministries. It is a big pitfall for the ministry.
The ministry of a pastor-teacher is more of compromising the truth to accomodate particular flock or members in the congregation. The fact is that the anointing of a pastor is loving and good in building relationships within fellow Christian believers but most of the time it can be misleading in that they will do morethan love and go into people pleasing and forget to please God Almighty who called them. so holiness and righteousness of God is compromised most pastors to accomodate many members since the anointing is abit tender. And we know all that Love in the church without Holiness and Righteousness of God is compromise and it becomes a sin, in most cases the truth is surpressed under pastoral ministry alone. And Holiness is abandoned which takes the ministry to the drainage. We saw how Paul was teaching and warning Timothy, Titus to live a Holy Life and teach the Same to the congregation in his epistles. 1Timothy6:11-14.
Most pastors fall into the trap of immorality and they are much affected by women due to the tenderness of their ministries they tend to be mis understood by the congregational women believers, some think they are loved by the pastors due to their approach of things since the anointing is tender so, their anointing is misleading and mis understood by the congregation. Many women will parade for this young pastor and if he is not careful and has no fear of God in himself that will be the end of the ministry. A person who is a pastor by calling has care for the flock but immorality attacks them even before they come into the ministry and women love them because of their tenderness unlike the prophets. Pastors take long to speak the truth in fear of loosing a church member. Most times they will compromise to accomodate the members and this has killed the ministry so its a pitfall many should avoid.
Most pastoral ministries are affected by the sin of pride, they tend to think they know morethan anyone in the pew and they hardly take counsel from other ministries. And being prone to pride its been a very big weapon of the devil to kill the ministries. And since they have no much guidance of the Holy Spirit they are even unware of the sin and never conscious so the conviction level is low, by the end you find them in the drainage and most of the things God or Jesus hates is pride he cannot cope up with proud servants, Jesus is looking for the humble, gentleness, and the meek to work for him. Here are the scriptures that about pride.
Pride precedes destruction; an arrogant spirit appears before a fall.Proverbs16:18.
The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate. Proverbs8:13. The Lord Jesus cannot work with the proud because its opposite of his ministry and character described in mathew11:28-31.
Looking at the ministries of all pastors of today have been killed by pride and arrogance as if they own the church and that pushed out the Holy Spirit was the pitfall for them to cross over in the devil’s Kingdom of Satan. Minus this fact your ministry will be gone down the drainage.
Self talk And Overtalking about their families.
Most pastors today talk about their families, their children success and how they came into the ministry morethan speaking about God and teaching the Christians how to love Christ and God and how they can attain his holiness and righteousness. They are more interested in self talk and their lifestyles than speaking about the all character of God and teaching people how to learn in listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit. This has made Christians to love pastors or teachers morethan God yet Christians to salvation to Learn about God not about the families of the pastors. So they have become stumbling blocks for people not to know God. People are never taught how to be obedient to God and his ways rather are taken into bizarre talks and this Paul warned Timothy not to talk much about geneologies and family backgrounds because they contribute nothing to the Kingdom of God and the word. Because many Christians will admire pastors than Jesus Christ the greatest shepherd. So self talk is another pitfall the pastors have and this has hindered the word of God not to preached more, so the word of God is given less time but their self talks and families greater issues so they chase the Holy Spirit. Paul Told timothy to keep well what they trusted with him and that was the ministry of God.
Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, 21which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith. 1Timothy6:20. If pastors are not careful they will be just teaching bizarre and godless chatters. This has killed the ministry of the pastors and many Christians have not grown to maturity in the word of God and of the Spirit why? Because pastors spend much time on none issues and the word of God is given less time.
Leaving the Holy Spirit by going ahead of him.
Most of the pitfalls pastors have is that they tend to move by their visions of the church minus consulting the Holy Spirit so they end up going ahead of him and in all they plan he is not involved in them and that is their downfall. They tend to care much of their goals than goals of the Kingdom of God. So then they focus on numbers of members in the church than building disciples of Jesus Christ. They move ahead of Jesus Christ and his commission of making disciples of all nations is abandoned and they get other commission of theirs church members of all nations and when you come to the church you reach find no one who knows the standard of God almighty and even not Spirit filled members or mature Christians. Why? They focus on members not disciples and that has been the end of them mostly in this generation. They are only after people pleasing, the Love of God from the people is not manifesting because they are not taught how to be disciples but only members and their deeds are rebellious before God. Pastors have done more harm than good concerning the church of God.
Paul tells Timothy that “the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned” (I Timothy 1:5). The compelling goal of ministry is to lead people to love God and others. However, the man not driven by this goal may feel compelled to prove himself, to take control, to display his newly gained seminary knowledge, or to “make things happen.” Wrong motives underlie many destructive patterns of behavior among ministers. Harshness, impatience, dishonesty, and arrogance may develop because we forget our goal in ministry. Yes most pastors tend to forget the goal of the ministry due to impromper motives. Its another pitfall that has seen many down the drainage system.
Paul enjoins his younger comrade, “Let no man despise thy youth, but be thou an example of the believer” (I Timothy 4:12). The younger preacher is to give no occasion for older people in the congregation to deprecate his leadership due to his unwise, youthful behavior. While believers usually welcome the leadership of a young man of God and are willing to allow for his growth and development, they are sometimes appalled at the attitudes and actions taken by the young man. His speech, behavior, and inner character should befit a shepherd of God’s flock. It seems that God often provides an older, gracious, Christlike man within the congregation to remind the pastor by example how he should conduct himself. The pastors who have not been well groomed by the Holy Spirit, They will find it hard to manage the congregation so they will often use manipulation and control of minds to handle congregation and many go for beer to do handle that, others use spells of the devil to lure many people. Immature pastors devise means of controlling the congregation.
Paul urges Timothy to “stir up the gift of God, which is in thee. . . . For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (II Timothy 1:6, 7). Perhaps Timothy was timid. Paul was easily assertive, but not every God-called man is at ease with the necessary duties of the ministry. It is difficult to confront the backslider, counsel the confused, comfort the grieving, and motivate the stagnant. The complexities of modern ministry make demands for which young men of God are not fully prepared. Some just feel overwhelmed and apprehensive. Yet fear clearly does not come from God. How the young man needs to draw upon the resources of God’s power, love, and truth! Due to fear of loosing members from the church truth will be surpressed and the member spiritually will not be helped since there’s no confrontation. Paul warned Timothy to rebuke sinners in the public that others may take warning but pastors of today are afraid of speaking the truth and condemning. No wonder that’s why the Holy Spirit has departed because they lack character building. This is what Paul told Timothy in his epistles to avoid intimidation:
Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning. I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality. 1Timothy5:20-21. Pastors are found much with the Spirit and sin of partiality. But this has killed their ministries.
Indiscretion and immorality:
“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (II Timothy 2:22). The sinful desires of youth last a lifetime. Young people wrestle with the pull of strong desires. Nonetheless, by God’s grace Christians are to refrain from giving in to these passions. This is all the more true for pastors and evangelists. The young man must be extremely careful in his relationship with women. The appearance of indiscretion is almost as damaging to one’s testimony as the very act of immorality.
The pastor must avoid inappropriate touching, intimate conversation, or having frequent fellowship with a woman other than his wife. Build careful ministry and marital guidelines to protect yourself from the snares of Satan and the flesh.
“Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father” (I Timothy 5:1). Most young preachers start their ministries by serving under an older, seasoned pastor. The Bible underscores the wisdom of such a practice. Unfortunately, the great lessons offered by the journeyman-pastor are too often overlooked by his apprentice. Worse, the younger staff member may actually be disappointed or even disaffected from his ministry calling. Frustration and anger may build (sometimes in both parties) until harsh words flow. The young man must keep before him the channel of proper appeal to the older man, intreating him as a father.
There is a proper manner in which to seek clarification, express concerns, and raise appropriate questions with one’s mentoring pastor. One can hope that the pastor will keep this channel of discussion open for the young man. But, whatever the case, there is no place for disrespect, disregarding instructions, or deliberate disobedience. The young man who ignores this advice will not only lose his current ministry but many opportunities for future service.
”But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things” (I Timothy 6:9-11). Some pastors are never satisfied. They demand big salaries, top benefits, and the latest car.
They conduct themselves in the extravagant lifestyle of corporate executives. Younger pastors may begin to practice this covetous pattern of ministerial behavior. The love of money can affect the man in the pulpit just as surely as anyone in the pew. How many men have undermined their credibility with their demanding lifestyles! Deacons listen dismayed as such preachers speak of sacrifice. If God blesses financially in His timing and through His abundant provision, rejoice! But no pastor, young or old, should make extravagant demands of God’s people.
Too many jokes or illustrations. Ah. Illustrations. Jokes! The spice of a sermon, right? Of course. Illustrations are wonderful and necessary . But you can end up with a sermon that is a bit too spicy. When illustrations dominate a sermon, edge out the Scripture, take up more time than biblical explanation, and are used as manipulative tools, they have gone too far. The point of an illustration is to, uh, illustrate. In other words, a good illustration makes a biblical point clearer. Illustrations are not entertainment tools. Keep them in their proper place. Preachers can quickly degenerate into storytellers, stand-up-comedians, or self-help counselors, telling his congregation an ear-tickling rehearsal of jokes, personal interest stories, and dumb things that he or his relatives did. That’s not preaching the Word. Avoid it.
No illustrations. To careen to the other side of the road–no illustrations–is a dangerous over-correction. Illustrations serve their purpose when they can make a biblical text or explanation more understandable. It’s not wrong to be interesting. Illustrations do produce an attention-grabbing effect that can enhance your delivery. Use them. A good illustration is well-thought out, carefully developed, and strategically introduced into the sermon at the proper place.
Rants, hobbies, or pet peeves.
The pulpit is not a soapbox. The pulpit is a place where you proclaim God’s Word. One of the main pitfalls in preaching is to use your weekly public-speaking opportunity to air things that bother you. Maybe you’re even bothered by something that is legitimately wrong–bad politics, environmental waste, Christians watching too many movies, etc. But when you take every opportunity to harangue about this topic, you are doing your people a disservice. You are abusing our office as a shepherd of the sheep. They need to hear God’s Word–not your personal feelings on an issue. On the other hand, some preachers have hobbies. I know a preacher who is passionate about personal counseling, a pastor who is passionate about missions, and a pastor who is eager about the church’s ministry in taking neighborhood children to their church in the church busses. In each case, however, every sermon that these pastors preached was predictable. The pastor who was an expert Christian counselor had neat nouthetic counseling outlines for every sermon. The pastor with missions zeal found a Great Commission application in nearly every text. The point of the Bus Pastor’s messages was always: “Get involved in the bus ministry!” Although I admire each of the men’s passion, I question the wisdom of honing in on a hobby during their preaching. People yearn for the Word. People need the Word. As you preach the Bible, systematically and faithfully, you can help yourself to keep away from hobbies, and give people what they truly need.
Topical preaching is preaching that consists of week after week of sermons that deal with topics, not single texts. Topical preaching often starts with a topic, say courage. Then, the preacher finds Bible passages that deal with the topic of courage. And he preaches a message. Which is fine. But a steady diet of that may not be so fine. Why not? Because it fails to present the Bible for what it is. The Bible is more than a hodge-podge of prooftexts supporting a series of topical messages. The Bible is the revelation of God Himself. The Bible consists of books, chapters, and letters. Not just single verses. The Bible has a theme. A story. A narrative. A preacher who preaches the Bible will find a rewarding treasure trove of powerful truth, life-changing passages, and a healthy congregation. Instead of scrambling for topics each week plus verses to match, try preaching through a book of the Bible. Start with a short one, like the book of Titus. Meditate, exposit, understand, and explain, beginning in Titus 1:1. Find out what God is saying through Paul’s letter to Titus. I think you’ll find it to be rewarding. As an enhancement to your expository preaching, use these books of the Bible PowerPoint templates as a visual aid. Topical messages are fine from time-to-time. Sharefaith has a collection of helpful PowerPoint sermons that can give you stunning visual aids for topical messages that center on a single text. Expository preaching doesn’t meant that you avoid topics. It simply means that you address topics as they come up in the text. For example, a message on Romans 12:1-2, of course, will probably deal with the transformed mind.
Jumping to application without explanation.
Like many issues in preaching, there are two extremes on a given issue. In the issue of application, those extremes are as follows: 1) go straight to application without explaining the text, 2) stay on explanation without ever going to application. Both are wrong. Since the straight-to-application fallacy seems more widespread, let’s think about it for a second. Application is great. But application without explanation is empty. Think about it. When you give someone an order, there needs to be some context or rationale for it. If I say “climb up on your chair!” then it would be helpful for you to have an understanding of who commanding you and why. “Why do you have a right to tell me to get on my chair? What kind of authority do you have? Why should I stand onto my chair? Is there a viper about to strike my leg? Is there a stream of hot lava flowing my way?” Application in sermons works somewhat the same way. If you apply a text without explaining it, people may be wondering, asking, or thinking: “Why? Is that really in the Bible? Why did God say that? What is the reason? What did that passage say to the 1st century believers? What did their culture have to do with it? But what about that word; how does that play into what you’re saying? And what about the passage in the Psalms, from which this verse is quoting? What is the flow of Paul’s argument here, anyway?” Maybe your listeners don’t have the level of Bible-knowledge to ask those kinds of questions. All the more reason to carefully explain the text. An application-focused ministry is one in which people may end up blindly following a controlling leader who tells them what to do, rather than understanding the Bible, loving God, and being obedient to Him.
Almost every pastor is prone to forget, not just the calling on their lives to a ministry of prayer (Acts 6:4), but their need to depend upon God which comes through prayer. Most pastors are never praying people, they are likely to pray only on Sunday services and they leave the burdens to the intercessors and the prophets, pastors are rarely in the presence of God like the prophets and intercessors do. Therefore they do not know how to recognize the voice of God and since they are prayerless at times. Hindered by their anointing since they know they know much.
The Gap Between Life and Doctrine.
We have to be sure that our lives match up to what we teach and say we believe (1 Tim 4:16). We have to be careful that we do not tolerate this gap even though we might have apparent success. Be holy as God is holy. Most pastors are not living the doctrine they preach, they are always compromising holiness of God and never attentitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit to guide them. God should have mercy on them.
Inflated Ego. Don’t believe everything you hear that is good about you or what you’re doing in ministry. Keep people around you who will honestly evaluate you. Remember that everything you have has come from God’s hand. Most pastors are misled by their flock and deception and how they are good preachers, they tend to accept praise from men than God, since they are much loving they have been misled by their own congregation which has taken them into the drainage system and their ministries have fallen due to acceptance of praise from men and they take the glory of God and that has deceived them. The still standing pastors must be careful to avoid this pitfall. “The beginning of pride”
Despondency. The opposite of the previous pitfall, here we are down with no hope of change for people or growth for the church. Eventually, ministry will become drudgery rather than joy.
Jealousy. Be careful about being envious of the other man’s ministry. Shepherd the flock God has given you. Most pastors are jealousy of other ministries like prophetic ministries and Apostolic ministries and they surpress them from coming up and yet they help him bringing holiness and righteousness in the church as well as revelations by the Holy Spirit but they are killed by most church pastors and hence failure because they cannot see the traps of the devil. It is another weapon the devil uses to hammer pastors. They never love directions from other ministries. Seeing the Holy Spirit bringing up or raising up prophets in the church, the pastors will quenche them and lead to their downfall instead of working with them in building the kingdom of God. Why because of Jealousy. “Surpressed Prophets ”
Laziness. People talk about being on guard against burn out but most of us need to be on guard against “rust out.” Work hard in your ministry and never take for granted the privilege that is to be supported by others for the work you do. Most pastors ignore other ministries that are emerging in the church and never recognize their support towards their work and this taken their ministries down the drainage without repair because if they fall away don’t desire counsel, they will think they will stand on their own. Failure to recognize other ministries by pastors to support their ministries, that will be the of the ministry. The body has many parts and its not one member but has many members likewise the body of Christ is in the same manner. 1Corrinthians12:4-27.
Misplaced Affections. Do not let love for the work of ministry overtake your love for the One who called you to ministry. Be aware of the idols of you heart. The anointing pastors can be misleading if not careful, you may find the pastors loving their ministries and forget about the owner who called him into the ministry. They will not be obedient to the ways of God Almighty rather they will move by their goals and visions. This will mean they love not the owner of the church but love the ministry instead which is dangerous so they have got misplaced feelings.
In conclusion it is really a big challenge to the pastoral ministry and teaching, its anointing is delicate interms of tenderness and loving, so they need alot to be taught by the Holy Spirit. Many think its a simple ministry but its the most complex ministry in all ministries interms of handling because God would require all the flock he brought under the charge of the ministry of pastors if his people get lost they will all be counted on the head of the pastors as blood shed. And this has made the ministry so much complex in handling the church without the Help of the Holy Spirit and this challenge is seen in Jesus Christ handover report to his Father after he had finished his work on earth.
Here it is:
After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you. For you have given him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him. And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began.
“I have revealed youa to the ones you gave me from this world. They were always yours. You gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you, for I have passed on to them the message you gave me. They accepted it and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me.
“My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you. 10All who are mine belong to you, and you have given them to me, so they bring me glory. Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me your name;b now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are. During my time here, I protected them by the power of the name you gave me.c I guarded them so that not one was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.
“Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy. I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. They do not belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. 18Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.
“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.
“I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began!
“O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I do; and these disciples know you sent me. I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.” John17:1-26.
Jesus Christ left a very big challenge to the pastoring ministry, in his report he shows that he was working well with the Father and the Holy Spirit, and by this he was able to give eternal life those whom God had given him, and he goes ahead by reporting that he was given he protected them by his power of the name he gave so no one was lost except the son of perdition that the scriptures maybe fullfilled. This is a big challenge to the pastors concerning the flock God has brought under their care if they are protected by the truth of the word of God and teaching them that they may not be taken by the devil, because each one will require a final report for the work.
Jesus Christ left this challenge also for praying for the flock in Spiritual cover because its another role of the pastors, if they the flock are not covered with prayers they will be attacked and some flock will be lost. I wonder how many pastors do this today except feeding their bellies and leaving the flock of God vulnerable to disease and attacks.
Jesus Christ another challenge to pastors in building strong relationships between Christian believers in order Jesus Christ to be glorified in the believers and the Holy Spirit would help pastors in doing so but look at the flock of God today they are all scattered abroad and no one caring for them, they are wondering without a shepherd. God have mercy on them. Shame upon you pastors who feed your own bellies and the flock abandoned. Jesus christ had wanted togetherness in his church filled with love but its the opposite of his items reported in his report instead its full of divisions, strife, dissensions, jealousy, Anger,immorality and bitterness . The church of Christ is in drainage instead of cleaning the strenches. The report of Jesus Christ shows he finished his work on earth and tasks were accomplished as a shepherd and committed all things to the Holy Spirit. And it is big challenge to the pastoring ministry because pastors need to do the will of God in order to be declared victorious and they need to glorify God in all their decisions.
God have mercy on all of us. And all the ministries in the church because they are not working according to your expectations. And help us cope with your calendar and save us from this perverse generation. Let your Holy Spirit be our guidance in all things. Do not take your Holy Spirit from the church.
GOD Have mercy have mercy according to your loving kindness.
Asher Namanya the bond servant of God Almighty and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Peace to you all the elect, please do the needful to find your exact ministries lest you labor in vain and the end will be destruction.