The boss does the work here
26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:
28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
In the Church of Jesus Christ authority and hierarchy are not according to the world system. Although in both the responsibility is the same but in the Church of which Jesus Christ laid the foundation on Truth the way of working differs, the boss serves the servant.
When we understand the prime purpose of this system then everything is very simple and easy to understand. The whole system is about help each other receive their salvation in Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ His coming as man and by His sacrifice made available the grace to save. To receive this grace we need to have faith. Crying, praying or torturing etc. to oneself will not get the grace of Jesus Christ, it is only by faith that we can receive grace. So the whole system is all about build one's faith and the nature of Christ in each other. Faith is not build by just studying the Word. Since this Word is a Living Word it needs to come alive in us. Thus the work that we do towards each other is about helping each other live the Word by which their faith increases and the nature of Christ develops.
The callings in Christ are as follow: Christ as Head, and then comes Apostle, Prophet, Teacher (2 types), Evangelist (2 types), Administrator (Pastor) and Healer (2 types). These callings are related to the seven Spirits of the Holy Spirit. This system is also manifested in the dress of the High Priest and the physical image in which man is made.
If one looks from the top to the bottom, the person at the top enables the persons below to function. Christ enables all, the Apostle enables those below him, the Prophet those below him and likewise. Although the reporting is from bottom to top, the authority from top to down. Christ was and is always overall authority the head of this system, the Apostle of those below him and the Prophet below him etc.
In short although the boss is the boss, yet he works to serve those given unto him.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, your Word gives us instructions of the system designed by You for your workers. Lord guide your workers of your vineyard in the ways set by You so that they may bear good fruit and maximum harvest. Let them not lose focus of the purpose they have been called in You...
This prayer we make in your mighty Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
(High Priest garments)
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
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