I believe in God's topsy turvy worldview, though i don't currently ride on a colt like Jesus did; unless our i30 can be called a colt. He must become more and we become less, as John The Baptist mentioned, no room or place for human ego or swelled head resulting from progress. The proud are said to be sinful, and i have a distinct aversion to and try not to gamble with outer darkness. Rudyard Kipling's IF sums it up. Few can handle status or compromising situations naturally, without power corrupting and absolute power corrupting absolutely, perhaps like Scribes and Pharisees or, yet to come, finite pseudochrist, in modern times. I'm reminded that lofty pursuits are for those to whom it comes naturally. I continue with the few remaining occasional contributions (not having been given permission to use materials from leaders), but it is said to be that which God might do, not mere mortals like us. If we're advocating selflessness, and radical discipleship, then we must become that message. Anything which risks grieving the Holy Spirit also jeopardizes providential leading, and associated "lasting" fruitfulness, as part of Jesus vine.
(There's only one infinite head creator of the body of Christ, 'all' others being finite creatures and brethren.) To claim to speak with more than finite authority on spiritual topics we might expect those words to have the modern day equivalent of heptadic structure - the Holy Spirit's Seal of sevenfold counts of letters, words, vocabulary, nouns, verbs, consonants, etc which applies regardless of the language spoken (as communiques are allegedly couched in an authoritative spiritual language)
To be fully confident of these things requires reading this book, and maybe Cosmic Codes by Chuck. It's seriously important when ascribing superior spiritual authority to finite leadership, otherwise we might subscribe to competing spiritual leadership as multitudes still do - and they're doing so in large numbers apparently.) I avoid status.
"Tell the daughter of Zion, 'Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.'"
If believers are led by the Holy Spirit, we're required to learn from Jesus grassroots lowly example. Not promotion to status, but like the Apostles as in the early church. They were a minority culture, and their lifestyle is our model.
To accomplish anything of "lasting" consequence requires no room for proud egos, lest we grieve the Holy Spirit and lose any anointing. Few can personify what the Apostle Paul personified, (apparently also originally as a lowly tentmaker.)
To avoid the pitfall of lapsing into a Laodicean pseudochrist with a foot in both camps, our outreach is only effective when we let go of status, like Moses did, and Paul who originally was a Pharisee of imagined merit. Philippians 3:8 "Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ." To have a heavenly vision on the Damascus road Paul was to learn the lifestyle and become/exemplify/personify the message. Acts 9:3-5 . It's a worthy goal, for which i'm just a student, not of noble birth like Moses or Paul. It's said that kings will recognise these realities, but they eventually will rely on the lowly body of Christ for heavenly leading or anointing. Rom 8:21 "because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God." That isn't Laodicean liberty, and associated entropy, but noble standards of behaviour that recognise the value of self control and God endowed purpose or function.
They shall not labor in vain, Nor bring forth children for trouble; For they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, And their offspring with them.
We need reminding that the proud jeopardize salvation, so it backfires to prevail if it results only in knowledge which puffs up. That would risk lapsing into one of a number of characteristics of pseudochrist, more so if Laodicean too. I think it's one of the reasons that authentic faith is the means of salvation. The gospel of salvation by authentic faith is our primary message. We avoid status or glamour which have mixed agendas, other than low-key grassroots outreach. We want enough reasoning to advance authentic grassroots faith, bringing down strongholds (of principalities) that exalt themselves against the "whole counsel of God" Acts 20:27 "For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God". But not losing our own salvation due to becoming proud.
What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul. I have a distinct aversion to outer-darkness and try not to gamble with anything which risks lapsing into sinful practices or condition. The way of life is narrow Matt 7:14 though if we're innocent as a little child it's manageable Mark 10:15 . Matt 11:29-30 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." I'm just a student, not coming from a noble family.
I'm reminded, when reading today, Jesus Beatitudes, that blessed are the poor in spirit, and the rich have received their consolation. We're taught to store up our treasure in heaven, and to be rich toward God.
I'm waiting for phDs to resolve the key truth about the changes in rigidity of time throughout the cosmos. It's reported that there is a 5 microsecond difference per year between the atomic clocks at Greenwich and at Boulder Colorado, apparently due to a change in gravity https://creationwiki.org/Gravitational_time_dilation It's therefore likely that outside of our solar system there is a significant difference in the seeming rigidity of time, and between galaxies that seeming rigidity of time is likely to be considerably different, in interstellar and intergalactic space.
A key to success is to maximise signal to noise ratio, keeping distractions down, staying simple, and employing simple key truths that resolve questions about competing reasoning, without deteriorating into prideful attitudes. To make progress in this way, we do what comes naturally for each one without biting off more than we can handle. I've done what i could, and defer to phDs for scientific reality checks. Leading phD exponents are best placed for expounding on scientific questions without attitude problems; eg resolving the non-rigidity of cosmological time question. When some try to sell a version of evolution, they'll depend on the rigidity of time, throughout the cosmos, to confuse the masses. Science fiction is the roots of that.
I'm reminded that i avoid any semblance of glamour or status, otherwise it would deteriorate in to an ego trip. In God's topsy turvy world the way of influence is down ie grassroots. There's no need for any one person to lead, as when we're all becoming believers and walking the talk, according to coprodo.org, then there will be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and numerous believers will offer contributions to the way forwards, without any one person being in the spotlight. That's the goal of secular leadership, to identify sound ways forward, and when the sons/daughters of God are contributing then the corporate body of Christ will achieve more, within their sphere of influence. In the information/computer blogging age that style of progress is becoming the new norm, and hierarchical organisations aren't relevant to the way blogs or collective websites work any more. Especially once science and leading thinkers are part of that new norm along with their particular God given anointing. If it's good enough for scientists to use blogging to identify ways forward then it's good enough for the rest of us too (that's why the internet was invented apparently). Would anyone like to blog their contribution on that topic ?
If we aspire to lead internationally in our scientific society we are required to emulate the rigor of modern cultures, not dealing in half truths, however unintentional. Sloppy scholarship is a recipe for crisis of confidence and counterfeit pet theories, not untypical of what cause youth to abandon church once they go to university.
You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.
Rudyard Kipling IF
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;