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Morning Message of Motivation
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Morning Message of Motivation

The Pauline Revelation: 31
Rev Robert Ampiah-Kwofi

The Twelve Apostles of the Lamb did not develop in the normal way that all later ministers would develop.
Christ simply appointed them as the first ever apostles.
Luke 6:13 NKJV
“And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:”

Paul and Barnabas developed through a system before they became apostles.
1 Timothy 3:1 NKJV
“This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work.”

Certain qualities are required of all men who wish to hold high offices in God’s kingdom.
1 Timothy 3:2 NKJV
“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;”

Holders of high offices must prove that they are competent managers of their own homes.
1 Timothy 3:4 NKJV
“one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence”

A man who fails in simple things will surely fail also in complex things.
1 Timothy 3:5 NKJV
“(for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);”

Novices or new converts cannot be appointed to high offices.
1 Timothy 3:6 NKJV
“not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.”

Paul began as a new convert who was told what to do by Ananias.
Acts 9:6 NKJV
“So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?”
Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

May you have grace to grow to maturity and rise through the ranks. May God give you major promotions, in Jesus’s name.

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