We're living in a perilous age. Information and knowledge seems to thrive among the youth and elderly the same. There is so much access to biblical content online and on YouTube that most immature Christians believe that this puts them in a higher position of spiritual authority and they don't have to be held accountable to anyone, give tithes and offerings or even need a pastor to shepherd them any longer.
Some have taken it upon themselves to become teachers of things they don't even understand nor ever even experienced themselves, not ever been discipled, delivered, healed, equipped for ministry nor sent, not knowing that...My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. (James 3:1 NKJV)
This is wrong and if this is you, know this; authority does not come by knowledge, but by delegation through attained experience.
This promotion is of God and He wants His children to submit and obey His ecclesiastic delegates...Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you. (Hebrews 13:17 NKJV)
This too is a faithful saying:
"knowledge without experience is ignorance"
Do not be deceived by the amount of information you have gained from reading online and watched on YouTube.
If you have not been delegated by God, then sit down lest you fall hard...Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. (I Corinthians 10:12 NKJV)...For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. (Galatians 6:3 NKJV)
Congregate and put yourself under a mantle that teaches you how to access God's presence, be holy, righteous, godly and of a pure heart and conscience in love, remembering always that it is not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. (II Corinthians 3:6 NKJV)
My brethren, the concerns of my heart are poured out before you today, that you may be renewed in your mind...Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, (Acts 3:19 NKJV)