Why is there a need to show commitment to the group; be it the singing ministry, fellowships and others you belong in church and the church you belong? Why should you never criticise your overseer or head pastor nor any anointed leadership position in the church?
Loyalty must be very characteristic of a church because, it is a feature of love which is fundamental to a church. Loyalty must be the nature of membership because, we are sheep led to greener pastures by our Shepherd. A 🐏sheep is attributed with much loyalty. It is an animal of great affection and devotion towards its shepherd and herd. It honours the chain of order and is very dependent.
Jesus came as the lamb of God for the right reasons. A lamb will follow its mother everywhere, it will move as asked and stay as demanded. It is sacrificial in its bid to please its mother and herd. It is innocent and holds no hurt against another.
Disloyalty is apparently the opposite of loyalty and in nature to a serpent. It is the way of the world, each man for themselves. Disloyalty leads to a fruitless struggle and a lonely death. It is no wonder that snakes do not move in groups. Hardly are two snakes killed together. They owe no allegiance to one another, not even the parent snakes and vice versa.
Disloyalty is characterized by hate and plagued by such grave evil. There is a separatist agenda for all disloyal people in the church. They are shutoff from being blessed by anointed men and women of God. They float in gossip and accusatory remarks. Beauty is never noticed by their distasteful quest to set themselves apart. They bear false witness against their leaders and colleagues.
In church, to even hate an anointed one is an abomination, how much more to remark evil against them. Psalms 89 verse 23 best explains my position on hate from disloyalty.
Psalms 89:20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: 89:21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. 89:22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. 89:23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. 89:24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted. 89:25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
“Disloyalty builds a boundary between darkness and light, beauty and ugly, ending up captive to lonesomeness and envy.” The boundary built by disloyalty can grow as wide as the ocean.