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11/10/14 at 06:13 PM 0 Comments

Tribute to Dr. Myles Monroe

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The Body of Christ is mourning the passing of Dr. Myles Monroe, his wife Ruth, and others(it has not been verified if the daughter was among that group) who died tragically in a plane crash on 11-9-14. Pastor Monroe and 8 other persons boarded a private jet to fly to Grand Bahama. Munroe, who is the leader of the Bahama Faith Ministries, was expected to join a group of religious leaders, executives, politicians and business leaders at the Global Leadership Forum in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Monday 11-10-14 that he had organized.

The bio on his home page reads: “Dr. Myles Munroe is an internationally renowned bestselling author, lecturer, teacher, life coach, government consultant, and leadership mentor. He has travelled around the world training leaders in business, government, education, sports, media, and religion.

This multi-gifted motivational speaker serves as a business consultant to governments, Fortune 500 companies and corporations, addressing critical issues that affect every aspect of human, professional, leadership, social, and spiritual development.

Dr. Munroe represents his country as the youngest recipient of the Queen's Birthday Honors of the Order of The British Empire (OBE) Award 1998 bestowed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth of England, for his spiritual and social contributions to the national development of the Bahamas. He has also been honored by the government of the Bahamas with the Silver Jubilee Award (SJA) for providing twenty-five years of outstanding service to the Bahamas in the category of spiritual, social and religious development.

Pastor Myles is the senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International Fellowship, where his wife, Ruth Ann, serves as co-senior pastor. They are the proud parents of Charisa and Chairo (Myles Jr.)”.

In Dr. Monroe’s last interview he discussed the Global Leadership Forum which was his destination when the plane crash occurred. He stated during live television interview that he had a dream about a running athlete lying in a casket dressed in his running uniform holding a baton in his hand. He stated that this dream represented many leaders leaving without passing on the baton. “An effective leader always prepares his successor. Mentors and train them and hopefully live to see them run. He stated if the leader dies with the baton in his hand it is as if the young leader who is to be next has to pry that baton from the dead leader in order to take it and pass it on. He stated that many of the older leaders are struggling to hold on to the baton rather than to pass it on. This should not be so.

What words of wisdom. Dr. Myles Monroe has written over 60 books and 49 of them are best sellers. I have read his book Understanding The Purpose and Power of Prayer and I can verify that it is a must read filled with solid information and kingdom principles to effective prayer.

I cannot imagine what it is like for his church members to deal with the passing of their pastor, his wife( and possibly daughter). This is a reminder to those in the body of Christ to treasure our leaders, hold them up in prayer and receive instruction from them. Help us to not take our leaders for granted. Let every leader take heed and prepare to pass on the mantle to the next leader. This is indeed heaven’s gain and our lost.

· SPEAK THE ANSWER NOT THE PROBLEM. THE ANSWER IS THE WORD OF GOD. Father God, we thank you for the vessel that you gave to the body of Christ, his wife and daughter for the time that you loaned them to us. We thank you also for the other souls, Pastors that was with him. We pray for the family, the church family as well as the families of the other persons who died in that crash. Your word declares Psalm 116:15 NIV Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Blessed are that mourned they shall be comforted. We pray that they will take comfort in knowing that those that passed in the crash only passed from this life to the next. They achieved their desire: Psalm 27:4 KJV One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. Give your people strength to receive this, joy in the midst of sorrow and your peace that passeth understanding. We know that this is heaven’s gain and our loss. We know that absence from the body is to be present with you. 2 Corinthians 5:8 KJV We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Nevertheless, it is our first inclination to grieve for in our own selfish ways we never want to see someone we cherish die. God we lift up his church and that of the other pastor before you. We bind up division and pray that there will be a smooth transition to the new leadership. We decree that the foundation that was laid and the legacy they leave behind will not be torn down but even in this you will guide, instruct and deliver and get the glory out of this transition. We pray that everything that needs to be put in order will be done so according to your will and purpose. Strengthen each family together as a unit and individually. Comfort as only you can. We pray that even in the home going that your glory will be there to strengthen and encourage. We bow down to you in humble submission and give you praise, glory and honor for all power belongs to you.


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