We kicked off this “Reformation Celebration” series on October 31, reflecting on Martin Luther’s initiation of the Protestant Reformation exactly 500 years ago. We have published a list of 16 characteristics or qualifications of the man (men and women) we seek. There will be more general announcements in days to come, but more specific information is reserved for those who respond affirmatively and specifically request it.
Either this series has appealed to you personally, or it has not, but somewhere along the way, reading one of the descriptions of the man whom we seek, you may have thought of someone that it described. We’d love for you to respond and tell us of your own alignment with what you’ve read here, but just as valuable to us would be to know of the one(s) whose description you understood from what you read.
Here is a recap of the qualifications of the man we seek (all linked back to our blog).
One who would qualify must:
Qualification #1: … have impeccable INTEGRITY with a wholesome FEAR (respect, honor) and REVERANCE for Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. One must be IN Christ AND know who he* IS in Christ. God must rule as King in all areas of his* life as THE Authority. This is the first and foremost criteria.
Qualification #2: … be a servant leader and know his unique gifting by God for (a) specific purpose(s).
Qualification #3: … have at least one area of leadership strength and, while maybe not yet seeing and understanding all of the other counterfeits that have oppressed him, will at least understand how that oppression operates and will be open to seeing the other areas in which he’s been deceived.
Qualification #4: … be apt to teach (I Tim. 3:2; II Tim. 2:24), from his Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding, operating from the authority of God rather than from a counterfeit authority position (man-made licenses, titles, degrees, credentials, positions, etc.).
Qualification #5: if schooled and/or credentialed in counterfeit authority (law, religion, medicine, education, etc.), one must have had a “conversion experience” and have left the counterfeit standard behind (Pr. 28:13).
Qualification #6: … be kingdom-minded and understanding that the Ecclesia established by our Lord Jesus Christ transcends the boundaries of any sect, denomination, ordination, organization, occupation, gender, race, ethnicity or geographical situs.
Qualification #7: … understand that an Ecclesia leader is an ambassador of Jesus Christ; therefore, he must strive always towards the building of the Lord’s kingdom and not his own.
Qualification #8: … have character references (a “good report” ~ Acts 10:22; 22:12; Heb. 11:2,39) from both within and without the household of faith, exhibiting the character traits illustrated as for bishops and deacons as expressed in I Timothy 3:1-12 and Titus 1:4-9.
Qualification #9: … possess effective knowledge of Ecclesia networks and friendly contacts necessary to align with established financial/project management vehicles for the rapid advancement of the Kingdom.
Qualification #10: … have a proven track record of not being corrupted by finances, power (“authority”), and/or narcissistic lusts, nor of being engaged in determined criminal activity.
Qualification #11: … be willing to covenant to maintain integrity and confidentiality to insure personal security for effective deployment of internal financial mechanisms.
Qualification #12: … be able to demonstrate a proven track record of accountability without compromising truth and holiness or succumbing to the fear of men.
Qualification #13: … be a team player, teachable, and possess the cognitive ability to comprehend formatted business plans (and other various components).
Qualification #14: …model modest living, meekness (strength under control), and humility (a servant leader).
Qualification #15: … possess a basic understanding of global geopolitical, religious and economic issues with a general awareness of extant mechanisms seeking to establish a New World Order as defined by antichrist belief systems.
Qualification #16: … be able to identify other men* of integrity, both domestically and internationally, to be used for the same purpose.
Now is the time for you to respond. Please give us your feedback. If some or all of this resonated with you and you have not yet responded, please do so now. If there are some areas that appealed to you and others that did not, please tell us. Those who do respond will be on the inside track to learn more about what is possibly the greatest happening in all of Christendom in 500 years!