The Life of a Servant
Joshua 1: 1,2 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, it came to pass that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying, “Moses, my servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them, the children of Israel.
It is noted here in verse 1 that Joshua is called Moses’ assistant. One of the first characteristics of those called into the Joshua wave is that it is a group of people who have been called out into a ministry of a servant. It is a servanthood ministry.
It is unlike the Moses wave that is a pioneer in many areas. The Joshua wave inherits a lot of things from the Moses wave and builds it up into a new work. They also go through a period of preparation. A period where they are moulded where all there rough edges in their life are cut away, most of the time through learning to live as a servant.
That is why the generation of ministers God is raising today is different from the previous generation. The ministers from the previous generation (though not all of them – many of them lead humble Christ-like lives) but many of them tend to be like Hollywood stars. Wherever they go they would have bodyguards and during public meeting it is very hard to approach them to get through to them. They come in through the door when it is time to minister only to perform their ministry and do not stay back to fellowship with the congregation or to worship with them when it is finished. They leave immediately after ministering. That kind of behavior belongs to the Moses wave.
Dr Clement is a Husband to Nancy and is blessed with three children. A Chartered Accountant with a Masters in Business Consulting from Cambridge University. A prolific Teacher of the word, Founder of Powerhouse International Church, Author of 296 books and A successful business man in the Mining Industry.
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