Philip preached powerfully in Samaria, performed great signs and mighty miracles and got many souls saved, yet the believers in Samaria did not receive the gift of the Holy Spirit through his ministry. Peter and John had to go specifically for that purpose. No one has it all. Let others complement you and your ministry, and provide what is lacking – the church is one body.
It is common in our day to see some church leaders do their ministry in such a way that they assume a larger-than-life attitude and become all in all. They are always guarding and protecting ‘their kingdom and territory’ against other godly influences, in order to secure the confidence and respect and admiration of the people. They almost always invite or allow other ministers in their clique only and who say “shibboleth” in the same way, and have basically the same kind of ministry and gifting. These leave the saints of God under their influence deficient and malnourished in other ways.
It is wickedness against God and the people of God to deprive the saints of God edification and nourishment because it is not coming from you. If you’re guilty of that, repent. Your problem of self and territorial mentality is a hindrance to the purposes of God.
The church is not about any individual. The most important thing is that the saints of God are edified, and that the will of God is done on earth, and God is glorified.
“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:15, 16.
God help his church. Amen.