Everyone thinks that a servant of God is in trouble when he is reprimanded justly or unjustly; when he loses his position or certain responsibilities; and, especially, when he seems forgotten by the direction of the Church, despite the good work he has been doing, this is, though his Church is growing.
And this is truly not so, on the contrary:
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8.28
In fact, this “servant” has problems, and these problems are serious when: he is praised, is constantly climbing steps in the hierarchy of the Work, is or was never forgotten by leaders, his name always comes up when we think about honoring someone with a bigger responsibility, etc., because he paid the price to be there.
Yes, but there will be those who say, “I don’t understand. Where is the TRAGEDY OF THE SERVANT?”
Let’s read below and understand.
The Lord has spurned His ALTAR, He has abandoned His SANCTUARY; He has given up the walls of her palaces into the hand of the enemy. They have made a noise in the house of the Lord as on the day of a set feast. (…) Her gates have sunk into the ground; He has destroyed and broken her bars. His king and her princes are among the nations; the Law is no more, and her prophets find no VISION from the LORD. Lamentations 2.7 and 9
Is there a worse kind of tragedy than this? Reject the ALTAR, abandon the SANCTUARY and have no VISION!
Though things may seem to be well, in a situation like this, his house of cards will fall. Why is this?
Because when a person steps onto the Altar and enters the Sanctuary, but the offering (intention) is not good, he does not receive the inspiration and the vision to lead the lost sheep of Israel!
God bless you greatly!