We must constantly examine everyone that we use and everything that is built for one quality—Christ-likeness. As ministers of Christ we have a most holy commission that must not be compromised. “If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are” (I Corinthians 3:17).
As ministers of the gospel we are called as both ambassadors of the greatest kingdom, and master builders of the highest commission. Let us continually beseech the God of the resurrection, who Himself submitted unto death and was raised up by the glory of the Father, to give us the power of His resurrection life each day. This is not only so that we can preach the resurrection, but that our lives would be a demonstration of His resurrection life.
We must have living words that have sprung up from the Living Word Himself. The single most important action that any spiritual leader can take for his people is to get closer to the Lord Himself. If we are doing that, everything else will work out. If we are not doing that, everything else will continue to be burned up, regardless of how much we try to save it. -From Rick Joyner’s Surpassing Greatness