For there is ONE God and ONE mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who Gave HIMSELF a Ransom for ALL, to be testified in due time.(1 Timothy 2:5-6)
Do you believe the bible is the Word of God? If so, then you understand that your pastor is not your Mediator, there's only One, and His Name is Christ Jesus, not pastor so and so.
Your pastor is to preach The Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ (Christ and Him crucified) so that you can be equipped for the work of the ministry. If he is telling you that you're not able to minister to others, what is he basing that on? He has issues in his life just as you do, for he has not obtained perfection as of today either. If you don't believe it, talk to his wife, or just hang around him for about a week. Are you being controlled by the Holy Spirit or your preacher? This is a subtle spirit working in most pastors today that will try to make you look like the one whose in control of everything, but the whole time, it's your pastor. I know because the Lord delivered me from that terrible place of depending on another man. Are you living for the Lord or for your pastor? You will know when you're listening to the right messenger because he will be the one God sends to place before you knowledge and understanding (Jeremiah 3:15). Jesus Gave the Only Avenue in which understanding of the scriptures can come to anyone. Luke 24:45-47 reveals Jesus opening the understanding of the scriptures to his disciples. What He did at Calvary is the Only Avenue one can understand the scriptures and enjoy more than just quoting them, for then and Only then, will The Word begin to prosper in the heart of the believer. The Son of Man must come and suffer and be raised the third day. What a revelation!! Sadly so, most today only want a feeling, a quiver, shiver, quake and a shake to go.
There is absolutely no understanding of the scriptures outside of what Christ did at Calvary. This is why the Apostle Paul, and as well, all the other messengers that the Lord sends will refuse to preach anything other than The Gospel, for it is the power of God to all who are Saved, but to those who are perishing, (whether they know it or not) it is foolishness. The day I stop preaching THE Gospel will be the day I've become ashamed of it.
The Lord is speaking to His sheep today and intends to see a great exodus once again, but this time, from that old spirit of religion that we have been seduced by for years (even though we've prayed against it). We can be seduced by the very thing we are praying for others to be delivered from. Wow!! Now, that is deception! I know what I'm talking about because you don't know just how bad Egypt is until your out of it!!
Praise the Lord. We're praying for all those who are kicking against the pricks today. The Lord desires to feed His flock, but the only thing on HIS table is TRUTH (Christ and Him crucifed).
Pastor Curtis Hutchinson
CrossWay Church/Atlanta Texas