The 2 Olive Trees | 10/22/2018 | Staff
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When God first created mankind on the earth he created two. He created male and female and set them in the garden with a joint yet separate purpose. There were initially two sons given to Adam and Eve. Then there were multiple couples used by God in different capacities. Seldom was it just one individual God worked through and even when He did use the Moses, the Elisha, the seemingly single individual they always had helpers. God knows He must put buffers in place to prevent man always from being prideful doing God's work.

As often happens, philosophies of this world creep into the church. Over the last three decades I have noticed an increase in an emphasis on "being a successful pastor" Or "building a successful church or ministry." Defining what that means falls in an ever-enlarging grey area in the Body of Christ. It refines itself down to troublesome when a minister seeks to be successful in ways the world would define success namely focusing on numbers and money!

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Fortunately, God has the perfect plan to totally mess up the plans of such self-focused kingdom building philosophies. He is great at draining the pride out of anyone's parade. Just ask Haman. (Esther 6:11 KJV) God ways work for building His church! If He is truly leading anything will always implement the plan of the two's! No one person gets all the credit and no one person gets all the criticism.

Consider again all of the two's in the Bible. You see, the scripture says "So neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that gives the increase." (1st Corinthians 3:7 KJV) God is all about using people in pairs of two for the building of His Kingdom on the Earth. Mary and Joseph were used to bring...
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