If You Claim to Be a Christian

Chapter One

Step One – Aleph – ”The Strong Leader…”

Let’s start with the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Aleph, which means ‘The Strength of the Leader”. As it is the first one, it relates to God the Father.

The numerical value is one, as God is one, and a house divided against itself cannot stand.

It’s the first attribute of a successful follower of Christ, irrespective of sex, colour or social status.

Each person will be responsible for their household at judgement day, because the ones near to us will look at the closest representation of Christianity in their lives, and often judge Christ by our actions. At a certain level, we are Christ for them, just as the branch that grows from the vine is the same in nature as the vine itself.

A wise man once said: ‘’Preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.’’

Distorted Christianity and confabulated stories always rise around people that are lukewarm, the ones that don’t take the battle seriously. If we could really see the battle field, we would stop leaving our armour and weapons at home every day.

Misjudgement of what Jesus teaches mostly comes from self-proclaimed followers that live dual lives, which at some point convinced themselves that sin is a part of life, and that grace is the mop every house must have.

Being a leader means getting right with God, and mirroring Him on earth. It’s not about pointing fingers or telling others how to live, it’s not about giving orders and putting others down, but about the father’s business, spending time in prayer, in the secret place, and then doing exactly what He tells us in this temporary world of His.

How can we quickly reach ‘Leader’ level 99?

If you associate being a leader with superiority and responsibility for everyone else, you still have the world definition of a leader.

The bible clearly tells us that if we want to be numero uno, we must be the best at serving others. Therefore, we can safely deduct that to lead is to serve.

Serve others, and by your example, they will be led to Christ. We must remember that it’s not our job to convince, to convict or to control. I call them the three C’s, and they put a spin on God’s version of a leader.

Was Jesus all talk and orders, or did He wash everyone’s feet and then die for us? Why do we want Him as King over us? Because He knows how to lead, fight for us, takes pleasure in serving us, and expects the same in return.

A relationship will only thrive when each person puts the other’s needs before their own. This way, all needs are met, and there is no burden of the self.

Another important point is who are we looking towards for recognition. Are we leading to get appraisal from men, or are we concerned about God’s opinion?

May God turn you into the leader you are meant to be, royalty of pure blood and descend, directly from the Creator Himself!

‘’Don’t shine so that others can see you. Shine, so that through you, others can see!’’