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Get powerful and life-transforming leadership keys to shepherd the Benjamin Generation in these last days! In this revelation-packed session preached at New Creation Church’s very first Leadership Conference, Joseph Prince shares essential leadership principles that will help you lead others out of defeat and into victory. Be encouraged when you learn how you can: • Experience revival in your ministry when you preach the gospel of grace strongly. • Beat burnout and begin serving with an overflow of joy when you prioritize receiving from Jesus before serving others. • Adopt the right perspective of the precious people God has placed under your care and begin to lead and minister to them effectively. • Learn how to overcome the enemy’s attacks in your ministry journey and grow to become mighty in God’s kingdom. Be the shepherd God has called you to be over His people, and begin to see those under your care flourish like never before! Excerpt Summary 0:00 Leaders, Let Jesus Serve You First 2:39 Value Who God Places Under Your Care 4:42 What’s Your Attitude Toward Your Ministry? 6:22 The Greatest Thing You Can Do Is Rest 8:45 Remember That Jesus Was Smitten For You Subscribe for free official sermon notes at:

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Be a feeding center,
be a feeding church,

Be a feeding ministry.

Feed, feed!
Don’t worry about leadership.

Don’t worry about the
ten things to do,

the hundred things to do
administratively and all that.

Your first priority, leaders,
your first priority, pastors,

is to sit at His feet and listen.
And receive.

Let Him serve you the bread.

And the Bible says,

Jesus says: “If any man thirsts,
let him come unto Me and drink.”

And drink.
Drink, not draw.

Many a times we go to Him
to draw a sermon for others.

We go to Him to draw
something for others.

You can draw water for
other people and not drink it.

You can draw and you
still are dying of thirst. Amen.

No, He said:
“Come to Me and drink.”

To drink is a very personal thing.

Drink is for your
personal consumption.

Drink is for yourself.
Drink is for you.

You don’t think about others.
You just drink.

Come to Him and drink.
And drink and drink and drink.

Then out of your belly shall
flow rivers!

Now, rivers of living water,
they are for others.

They are for others.



Lawrence Lim.

Keep on drinking.

Lim is Chinese for “drink.”
In Hokkien.

In Chinese: “he.”
Remember? “He.”

Keep on drinking and out
of your belly will flow rivers!

Rivers are for others!

Living water.
Not just water.

Living water.

People will be refreshed
around your presence.

They’ll be refreshed.
That’s how you feed.

Pastors, prioritize this.
Leaders, prioritize this.

David, back to David again.

When David—you saw that
he was anointed with

a horn of oil.

When the first king of Israel
was anointed,

he was anointed with a vial of oil.
And the oil comes on the head.

So vial in the book of Revelation
is a picture of the wrath of God.

The angels poured the
vial of the wrath of God.

So David was anointed with
the ram’s horn,

the death of the male ram,
Jesus Christ. Amen.

And then you find that the
people followed Saul trembling.

The people that came
to David, actually they were

the 3D army, right? In distress,
in debt, and discontented.

But they became
the mighty men.

They became giant killers
like him.

But there’s something else
I want to leave you with

and you need to see this.

When David was out there,
he brought bread.

He’s a picture of our
Lord Jesus Christ,

another wonderful picture
of our Jesus.

The father sent him with bread,
cheese, provisions for his brothers.

His brothers are warriors!
David is a shepherd boy.

This is what the brother said.
Watch this!

This is an attitude
I don’t want you to have.

God has entrusted you,
all of you with the flock,

but you look at
New Creation Church,

you look at other churches,
and you say—

and you get discontented
with your people.

Don’t do that.

People are people.
They are all precious to God.

Okay? If you’re not going to
steward the people under you,

why would God trust you
with more?

And God is always on the
lookout for someone

who loves the flock,
to entrust them.

He will recommend to
people in dreams,

in putting desires in their heart
to go to your place.

But if He knows you’re not feeding,
you don’t have the food.

You have this attitude.
What attitude?

The brother’s attitude.
Look at this attitude.

I know none of you have it.
I’m just saying, okay?

“Now Eliab his oldest brother
heard when he spoke to the men;”

“and Eliab’s anger was
aroused against David,”

“and he said, ‘Why did you
come down here?’”

“‘And with whom have you
left those few sheep’”

Few sheep.


Number one.
We’re not told these were few.

It was most likely not a few.
Jesse was quite well off.

He was the great, great
grandson of a rich man, Boaz,

who married Ruth.
Nowhere does it say a few sheep.

But the attitude.

“You’re just,
you’re not a soldier!”

but out of that spite came this:
“…and a few sheep.”

That’s how a non-shepherd
spirit is like.

“It’s just a flock.”
Don’t have that.

What did David say
about the flock? Drop down.

When he was in front of King Saul,
this is what David said.

David said to Saul the king:

“Your servant has been
keeping his father’s sheep.”

They are my father’s sheep.

Don’t look at people and say:

“They are just the same people
giving me the same problems.”

No, they are the Father’s sheep.

And God is entrusting
you with them. Amen.

To give you the oversight.

Yeah. Come on. Praise the Lord.
Give Him praise. Hallelujah.

And you see that
in David’s attitude.

Just one lamb being
taken by a lion.

Did he just say:
“Well, you know what?”

“Ah, just one lamb anyway, just one,
you know? I got many others.”

Was he willing to let
that one go?

No, he went after the lamb, man.

He got hold of the beard,
the mane of the lion

and killed the lion.
And after that was the bear. Right?

So let me just ask you
before we go,

what’s your—deep down
in your heart,

you don’t have to
put up your hands. Alright?

But what is your attitude
towards your flock, your work,

your ministry,
do you say like:

“Oh, this little work, these
little sheep, these few sheep.”

Or is it like: “My Father’s sheep.”

“And I’m so privileged
that I am given this honor.” Amen.

“To oversee them,
to feed them.” Amen.

I know that there
are challenges. I know.

Like when I shared yesterday,
sometimes strange things

happen to you
before you preach.

But don’t let it rob you
of the spirit.

The whole thing is to stop you
from feeding the flock.

Once again, by
a show of hands,

how many of you find there
are challenges sometimes?

Funny things happen, or you
have a quarrel with the missus.

Or things happen that
normally you don’t do, right?

It happens just before.

Any of you?

Like I told you, sometimes,

in the middle of the night,
you get up and

your heart is beating real fast.

You’re thinking you have
a heart attack or what?

I know some of you went
through that before, alright?

Or you’re about to preach and
in the middle of the night,

you wake up, you
don’t even know why.

You go back to sleep
and you’re supposed to sleep

because you need the energy.
You need the rest.

But you’re awake.
You’re wide awake.

Who woke you up?

Attack. Amen.
So I know.

But that ought to tell you that
the devil is so afraid

of your feeding ministry,

of feeding the people
that are coming.

He knows who is coming.

If he can smite the shepherd,
what’s gonna happen?

The sheep will scatter.

By the way, that is said
of our Lord Jesus.

When they came to arrest Him,
it is written:

“Smite the shepherd and
the sheep will scatter.”

Hey listen. Our sheep does not
have to scatter because

He was smitten.
That was written about Him.

He was smitten.

So always think: “Lord, You
took this smiting.” Amen.

Our warfare is to rest.

But once you recognize it,
at least you know.

But as long as you don’t see it.

You’ll be wondering:
“What’s happening?”

Definitely, it is not God.
God wants you to rest.

But realize it’s a warfare.
And listen carefully.

That ought to be a
compliment to you.

Because the devil does not
kick a dead horse. Amen.

So just thank God.

And now you know why
you quarrel right?

Ladies, if you’re a wife,
understand your man. Alright?

In other words,
no heavy conversation

when weekend is approaching.
Wendy and I have an agreement.

We don’t talk about heavy stuff.
When it gets too heavy, okay?

Peace. Timeout. Amen.
I’m serious. I’m serious.

The same? Yeah.

Oh she said it in the
luncheon yesterday?

What else did she say?
Okay, anyway.

Good things.
Okay. Praise God.

Nah, it’s okay.
I know my wife.

But you know,
we are in a spiritual warfare.

It is a warfare.
It is a spiritual warfare.

That’s all the devil can do.
Distract you. Amen.

By the way, just to let you know:

“Smite the shepherd
and the sheep will scatter.”

That is in the context
of Zechariah.

“Arise, O sword,”
God is talking.

“Arise, O sword.” Alright?
“And smite my shepherd.”

Do you know this is the last
occurrence of sword in the Bible?

The first occurrence is a sword
that cuts every way

through the entrance of
the garden of Eden.

After Adam and Eve were driven out.
Alright? There was an angel.

A cherubim there with a sword
that cuts every way.

So the sword speaks of judgment.
And finally.

The last mention.

That is the first mention of sword.
What was the last mention of sword?

And I’ll close with this.
This is truly the last one.

The last mention is in Zechariah.

“Awake, O sword.”
God is talking.

“And smite My Shepherd.”
And who is the Shepherd?

His Son.

The sword was sheaved in the
heart of His Son at the cross. Amen.

So the way is open to us.
God bless you. Amen.

Praise the Lord.