A HARD TRUTH TO PONDER.....
Did You Know .....that in "Christ's Church", a Pastor was NEVER given an "exalted position over His followers? So, then where did we get this from?
And Jesus said to them, (His disciples) You know that they who are accounted to be the rulers of the nations exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority over them are called benefactors. But it shall not be so among you: But whosoever may be wanting to become great among you, let him be the servant of all. Matthew 20:25-28;( Mark 10:42-44; Luke 22:24-27)
Jesus describes this idea of having authority or rule as the governmental concept that is in the world, this concept of governing that the world goes by!
Jesus said that the world has leaders who "exercise authority" over others. In the world, rulers use power and have authority over others, and this is considered to be beneficial. In the system of the world, it is thought to benefit you if you allow another person to have authority over you. (“…they are called benefactors…”)
The concept of having authority, whether it be delegated or otherwise, is clearly the system that Jesus describes as being the governmental system that is in the world and He says this about it: "But it shall not be so among you"
Jesus’ Kingdom works backwards from that of the world. Jesus could not have been more clear on this issue.
"It shall not be so among you,” He said directly to His disciples. If there is a direct command in the Scriptures, this is one of them. The apostles followed this command. Their leadership was one by example and inspired teaching, not by dictate and neither by delegation!
In no uncertain terms, He says not to utilize this type of system among them, but rather to utilize His system of government! (WS)