there are 2 types of preachers:
Type 1: the preacher who approaches it in the textbook approach
Type 2: the preacher who approaches it in the spirit approach
Those pastors rely on the construct of knowledge and information. They approach advice like a science.
Those pastors have gone through the holy spirit, and do not rely on the information provided by the world, but receive revelation from the holy spirit. they approach advice like a spiritualism.
now if you want a person to tell you how to deal with something as if it came from the textbook. then you go with Type 1 pastors.
but if you want to be able to learn something with significant epiphany great impacting realization and awareness, then you go with Type 2 pastors.
Type 1 pastors can also rely too much on the textbook approach, where it becomes very sciencey that information and knowledge is the priority over than prayer and spirit.
see thats the problem with type 1. if you approach Christian walk with only knowledge and bible. but no prayer and spirit. then that means the walk is legalistic and religion and about parsing doctrines and principles.
rather than what it shouldve been about from the getco. God, the word, gospel, having an intimate relationship with Jesus.
but this cannot be possible, unless the holy spirit convicts them. therefore i cannot live with discernment but just embrace and love what they do.
i realize now that it’s not me trying to save them or help them become a better pastor…its not in my hands , but it’s in God’s time and God’s hands.
the extremity of type 1 is Legalism, Institutionalism, Control/ Manipulation/ Dictatorship.
the extremity of type 2 is spiritual lost.
there needs to be a balance of word prayer and spirit.