DEAR BRANCH PASTOR STOP SEEING YOURSELF AS A POWERFUL MAN, YOU ARE ONLY PRIVILEGED TO BE WORKING UNDER A POWERFUL BRAND:
SOME BRANCH PASTOR’S ARE TRULY A BRAND PLUCKED OUT OF FIRE:
And the Lord said unto Satan, “The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord who hath CHOSEN JERUSALEM rebuke thee! Is not this a BRAND PLUCKED out of the FIRE?
Some Branch Pastors are acting and feeling too special. Until they will resign and become a special case.
Think twice before you disconnect from your BRAND
Only few BRANCH PASTORS know the difference between a BRANCH and a BRAND.
Some of those BRANCH Pastors are enjoying the POWER of a BRAND.
Let a goat market Coca-Cola, it will always sell.
Let a goat market some of the MEGA CHURCHES in Nigeria, it will still remain MEGA.
That does not mean the goat is ANOINTED or TOO SPECIAL.
It is the BLESSEDNESS of a BRANCH that has BECOME a BRAND.
That is why when most of them LEAVE to start their own CHURCH, it becomes a BRAND PLUCKED OUT OF FIRE.
They will have to GENERATE their own FIRE to REMAIN a BRAND.
Where are the BIG BRANCH PASTORS, PASTORING MEGA CHURCHES in their FORMER MINISTRY?
They are still alive PASTORING ACCORDING to their OWN CAPACITY. No longer ACCORDING to the CAPACITY of the BRAND THEY ONCE BELONGED TO.
When you BECOME a FOUNDER, your SPIRITUAL CAPACITY is what DETERMINES your SEATING CAPACITY.
NO LONGER the CAPACITY of your FORMER GENERAL OVERSEER.
I Know a Ministry, that have what they call REABSORBTION of FORMER PASTORS or RETURNEES.
These are men who LEFT and FAILED and DECIDED to RETURN BACK to SAFETY.
A FEW LEFT and SUCCEEDED but had no INNER SATISFACTION and FULFILMENT and so decided to RETURN BACK TO THE WILL OF GOD.
MAJORITY OF THEM CAME BACK AS A RESULT OF THE FORMER and NOT THE LATTER.
The truth is that they left and failed.
Every church should have it, so as to help all GENERAL OVERSEER’S that can’t survive the HARDNESS of BEING a FOUNDER. ( Go get MY MATERIAL ON THE PRICE OF BEING A CHURCH FOUNDER)
NOT EVERYONE CAN LEAVE A BRAND.
I am so grateful to God that I wasn’t sacked or left by reactions.
No Problem with anyone!
No Problem with leadership!
Did not allow anyone to poison my heart against leadership.
Maybe by now I would have gone back to beg to even be a hired Servant.
But thank God for the GENUINESS of the CALL and the gift of a MINISTRY FATHER AND a MASTER MENTOR IN THE PERSON OF PASTOR KOREDE KOMAIYA and PAPA DAVID IBIYEOMIE.
Above ALL the MERCIES OF GOD THAT PREVAILS OVER JUDGEMENT.
Dear BRANCH PASTORS, please STAY with the BRAND God PLACED you UNDER.
Remain HUMBLE and FOCUSED.
The OUTSIDE WORLD is not as EASY as YOU THINK.
How do you explain a Branch Pastor who ONCE PAID SCHOOL FEES FOR OTHER CHILDREN in the BRANCH HE PASTORED, BUT NOW have his own children staying at home during school session because there is no money to pay their school fees?
How do you explain a former State Pastor that is now a Taxi Driver?
A Regional Overseer that UNDER a BRAND PASTORED a BRANCH with over TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND MEMBERS on Sunday morning, but today in his own work can’t boast of THIRTY PEOPLE on Sunday morning.
Nobody cursed him, it is either he left THE BRAND OR THE BRAND LEFT HIM.
Do we talk about a former big BRANCH PASTOR whose HOUSE RENT and CHURCH RENT EXPIRED THE SAME TIME, But COULDN’T PAY after over ONE YEAR and was forced to moved his PROPERTIES from his HOUSE and CHURCH to the PREMISES of ANOTHER CHURCH IN THE CITY.
Why didn’t that church help him to pay the rent? You see in ministry, People tend to love a BRANCH PASTOR BECAUSE of the the BRAND he is CONNECTED TO.
But BELIEVE the God who called the founder Should take care of the one HE CALLED.
UNDER A BRAND, YOU ENJOY SO MUCH ACCEPTANCE AND FAVOUR.
PROPHET OFFERING IS HIGH, SO PROPHET SUFFERING IS LOW.
Your former church won’t help you, because you have left them.
The God who called you should help you.
It is not scriptural but it is the reality on ground.
So before you disconnect from a brand think twice.
Every Church should have a PLAN to RECEIVE BACK SOME of THEIR BRANCH PASTORS, who THOUGHT they were very ANOINTED, only to leave and BECOME STRANDED.
And if you are a BRANCH PASTOR THAT LEFT a BRAND and DISCOVERS EVERYTHING LEFT YOU.
PRAYERFULLY RETURN BACK or look for ANOTHER BRAND TO SERVE WITH.
But how many Brand still take pastors from outside?
But if you are sure you are in God’s will, forget the consequence and face it with all your life.
If you fail, you have learnt how not to make it work.
If you succeed, you have learnt how to make it work.
Both ways you learnt something.
You will succeed.
Watch out for SEVEN BRANCH PASTORS THAT MUST NOT RESIGN FROM A BRAND.
Thanks for reading.
Presiding Bishop Answers’ Assembly Warri Delta State Nigeria.