Duties of a Leader of the Joshua Generation
To go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the Lord’s people will not be like sheep without a shepherd
- Numbers 27:17
I have been a cell leader for almost 5 years now and it is only tonight that I truly understood my duties to my cell members.
1. Fighter: To Go Out
God chooses us to our cell members not because we are good leaders but because we were meant to be their leaders. Thus, we have to fight for our cell members, especially in prayer. We need to go out of our comfort zones so we can achieve that peak of our leadership and so they can also follow us. We need to go out and fight for our members outside our personal realms not just as disciples but as disciplers.
2. Conqueror: Come in before them
Before we send people to the battle field, as leaders we first have to have more experiences than they do so we can strategize better. Thus, we can’t expect our members to conquer a deadlock in their life without us conquering ours. We first need to be fixed in heart to able to send our members. We have to enter a higher level of leadership and anointing before our members do. Otherwise, we don’t deserve to be their leader, better yet, they’d get promoted or be allocated to other leaders who do.
3. Hero: One who will lead them out
Some cell members treat their cell leaders as their “angels”. Regardless of the fact that people are higher than angels, we have to get along with that thought. Remember that the Lord uses people to move in people’s lives. Thus, keep in mind that the Lord has given you that person, that cell member because he/she needs the Lord and the Lord has chosen you to be used in saving his life. We are God’s sidekick. God is the true Hero. Nevertheless, in action, we need to act like real heroes and never leave a member inside a deadlock.
4. Official: And to Bring them in
In the vision, we do not resolve into just bringing people to church and teaching them to sing songs while they lift their hands during services. We don’t stop when they become regular church attendees. We make them like us as we become like our leaders as well. As cell leaders we need to bring them in the battle that we’re on since we have been caught by the vision.
The land is to be allotted to them as an inheritance based in the number of names. To a larger group give a larger inheritance and to a smaller group a smaller one; each is to receive its inheritance according to the number of those listed.
- Numbers 26:53-54