Alignment and Accountability


I do believe in alignment and accountability. The Bible teaches alignment.

This is the concept of coming alongside but not over. Alignment is also a Biblical word. It’s used several times in the New Testament. For the equipping of the saints for the work of service…Eph 4:12. This word equipping is "katartizo" in the greek and it means "alignment or to put a thing in its proper position". The purpose of the five-fold is to align you or position you for the work of the ministry. Alignment increases your authority to function in Christ’s Kingdom.

The truth about alignment

When aligned properly several truths emerge:

1.Relationship abounds with those you are aligned with.

2. Authority goes off the charts: "Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them fall, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart." Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

3. Accountability sharpens our lives and keeps us out of error. Accountability is a Biblical concept and much needed in the Church today. Accountability produces sons and daughters. Lack of accountability produces Ishmaels in your life. Ishmael was the illegitimate son of Abraham. He was a son of the flesh not a son of promise. This son of the flesh came about because Abraham and Sarah refused to be accountable to God. (see Galatians 4:22-31). Accountability is voluntary. Accountability and the act of or lack of reveals the issues of our heart.

4. Godly counsel from those we submit to can keep us moving forward in the Lord. I cherish the counsel I receive from those I submit to. They have brought into my life: prophetic words, direction, instruction, affirmation, Godly counsel, friendship and correction. Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. Proverbs 11:14 KJV
"Without counsel purposes are disappointed; but in the multitude of counselors they are established."

Ken Malone
Forerunner Ministries