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Some Policemen sit at a desk all day.

Some Policemen drive cars..

Some Policemen ride motorcycles.

Some Policemen are traffic cops.

Some Policemen work in crime labs.

Some Policemen are Detectives.

Some Policemen are Patrolmen.

Some Policemen work Homicide.

Some Policemen direct traffic.

Some Policemen escort funerals.

Some Policemen work security at the Airport.

Some Policemen patrol our National Borders.

Some Policemen monitor gang activity.

Some Policemen catch spies.

Some Policemen monitor terrorists.

Some Policemen wear blue.

Some Policemen wear tan.

Some Policemen wear plain clothes.

Some Policemen are military.

Some Policemen are with the IRS.

Some Policemen are with the ATF.

Some Policemen are with the DEA.

Some Policemen are with the Border Patrol.

Some Policemen are with Highway Patrol.

Some Policemen are with the Fish and Game Department.

Some Policemen are with the Forestry Division.

Some Policemen are with the Secret Service.

Some Policemen are with a S.W.A.T. team.

Some Policemen patrol school crossings.

Some Policemen are forensics specialists.

Some Policemen inspect parking meters.

Some Policemen are Sheriffs.

Some Policemen are Mounties.

Some Policemen are Rangers.

Some Policemen are Marshalls.

Some Policemen are Troopers.

Some Policemen are Deputies.

Some Policemen are Agents.

Some Policemen are Chiefs.

Some Policemen are Investigators.

Some Policemen are Inspectors.

Some Policemen hold press conferences.

Some Policemen work in the basement.

Some Policemen have local authority.

Some Policemen have regional authority.

Some Policemen have national authority.

Some Policemen have unlimited authority.

The thing they have in common is they all took The Oath to preserve and protect. They are all Policemen with different duties and work in different departments.

We do not show disrespect to, or dishonor a Policeman, because he performs different duties than some other Policemen we know. If we have an emergency, we are always relieved when we see the badge, regardless of his department or rank.

Now, Lets Talk About Your Pastor, Your Man Of God.

  • What badge does he have to wear to be a Pastor?
  • What badge does he have to wear to make you happy with him?
  • It is unwise and unfair to want him to wear every hat, badge, or uniform in the ministry.
  • Let him do what God called him to do.
  • Let him be what God called him to be.
  • We have been given a 5-fold ministry.
  • He’s a part of that.
  • All preachers are different.
  • Their deliveries are different.
  • Some are teachers.
  • Some are apostles.
  • Some are pastors.
  • Some are prophets
  • Some are evangelists.
  • Some preach long sermons.
  • Some preach short sermons.
  • Some preach doctrine.
  • Some preach faith.
  • Some preach evangelistic.
  • Some preach practical living.
  • He doesn’t even have to preach fast to be anointed.
  • He doesn’t have to have a “National” ministry to be called of God.
  • He may not be known outside his local area, but he’s still God’s man.
  • Give you Pastor the respect and honor God requires.
  • After all, he’s a Policeman of sorts in that he watches for your soul.
  • In that day, he will even have to talk to God about you.

Heb. 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

May your Pastor always be your favorite preacher, no matter how much you enjoy hearing others!

Written by Martyn Ballestero

March 23, 2010 at 10:59 pm

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  1. Very well spoken Brother! Thank you!

    Willie Cox

    March 23, 2010 at 11:06 pm

  2. Good words.

    Steve Epley

    March 23, 2010 at 11:11 pm

  3. Very well put!!! Always enjoy reading your blog 🙂

    Denise Billings

    March 24, 2010 at 11:07 am

  4. Continually amazing how you bless all of us!


    March 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm

  5. That was great, Marty dear. I do love & honor my pastor!!! And my former pastor!!! 🙂


    March 24, 2010 at 10:44 pm

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