I write this article in reply to some questions posed to me about why in CKRM, it is common to see people come and go. Here are some of the answers:-
My book 'The Arsenal of Fire' was written with the purpose of sharing my walk with the Lord. It is a call to return to the very basics: that is to love Him with all my heart, mind and soul and to be holy as He is holy so that my physical body is a worthy vessel to host His manifest presence.
Our God-given ministry is to build a glorious Church with people who are filled with the fullness of God, and not a church filled with lukewarm Christians warming the pews. For such a glorious Church, it is normal that there will be people who come, and later leave if they are not ready or prepared to meet God's standard of absolute purity and holiness required to be part of the last days' glorious warrior brides.
God uses humble people to host His manifest presence (glory). He opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). People who are so naturally unteachable, disobedient and proud cannot stand in His awesome manifest presence. Light expels darkness so when light comes, darkness flees. This is the reason why many Christians remain in the ordinary salvation stage of kingdom level where God, as written in 2 Corinthians 1:22, "set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come."
I suppose most Christians recite our Lord's Prayer daily without really knowing what they are reciting: '…For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever.’ Hence many believers simply remain in the kingdom level though some may eventually cross over to the power level, if they are truly hungry.
Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith it is impossible to please God and Hebrews 12:14 states that without holiness no one will see the Lord. This is the glory level where our physical bodies hold His manifest presence.
People and even demons can identify a servant of God whose physical body hosts His manifest presence (Mark 5:2-7, Acts 16:17).
I have often been asked why at CKRM some people just come, stay for a season and leave while some stay on, fully committed to the Church and become co-workers.
The answer is this; Jesus said in John 15:16, "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit–fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name."
Some leave because they have been made ready to be launched out for their new season. Others leave not having passed the tests thrown at them to qualify them as warrior brides and some were even instigated to leave by those who left because they did not get what they wanted. Perhaps this will help to clarify some matters that the leaders have frequently been questioned on.
"For many are called but few are chosen."
Ps Paul K. P. Ang