Thursday, November 26, 2015
Headship and Leadership
UV 1596/10000 Headship and Leadership
The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of them.
Micah 2 v 13
The uni-verse promises that the Lord will go before us as our king and leader. He will break our chains, anything that limits our potential and our growth. He breaks the bondages within us and the barriers and hurdles before us. He sets the prisoners free and gives hope to the hopeless. He gives sight to the blind. We are the blind who do not have a spiritual vision. The Lord imparts an eternal vision so that we see His purpose, His power and experience His grace on a day to day basis.
The headship of God is as necessary as eyes for the head of man. The head thinks of the well being of the whole body. The head stimulates or moves the different parts of the body-the hidden organs as well as the external limbs to act in the interest of the whole body. These are the roles of leadership. The head cannot exist without the body and the body without the head. They are interdependent. Without the headship of the Lord, we will grope in darkness. We will not know which path to take in our lives. The Messiah is the one who will open the gate of life and the floodgates of blessings. He has the form of a man but the power of God- one like us and yet sent by God and God Himself. He is both king and servant. He has walked the paths of suffering and truth that He now beckons us to walk. He has gone ahead of us, leaving us both example and precept. We only need to diligently follow Him.
The opening of a door needs faith for we do not know what lies on the other side. Faith can be either a getaway from life and reality or a gateway to greater freedom, responsibility and fulfillment. The Lord wants us to make faith in His name and His word a gateway and not a getaway. He wants us to face reality and not hide or getaway from it. Jesus proclaimed Himself as the gate to everlasting life, the door to salvation. He manifests Himself in the life of every believing human being as a solution, an answer, a breakthrough giver. We enter the presence and avail the power of God by entering through this door. Jesus is the one leader in all of history who broke through the limitations of knowledge, of wisdom, of resources, of power in every possible way. He revealed what lay on the other side of the door of death. He is an overcomer and expects us to be an overcomer. He is the One who can give us breakthroughs we need and expect in life. Every day and every moment is like a gate or a door- an opportunity to experience the grace and power of leadership of the Lord. Every difficulty and challenge we face is a bronze gate or door that the Lord breaks open for us.
Prateep V Philip