'Christian publications and programs focus on great churches, great missionaries, great missions, great artists and musicians, but altogether I think these are less than one percent of the true work of the kingdom.'
Rick Joyner, The Path.
Why is a person great in the Kingdom? One characteristic would be that they preached or represented the Gospel of the Kingdom. Paul wrote to Timothy,
'In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived' 2 Tim 3.12-13 NIV.
Paul says you can gather a following with a flaky gospel.
Persecution comes to opposition to Christ and the worship of the real Jesus. It can come from those of the world who ignore Jesus Christ insisting that any choice belongs to them alone. The current world chaos is the result of the choices made by such people. But it can apply also to a life lived in generic godliness and dependency creation. It can come from churchianity that is not a life in Christ. A Godly life can be lived only when Jesus is our life. Any who do not come to terms with Jesus and welcome Him to live in their flesh will oppose Him when He turns up.
Church-going people can live from a culture of Christianity without any real connection to Jesus at all. As such they can model forms of godliness without power but never the genuine Kingdom of God. If you are one of the five fold ministry you are obliged to live in Jesus and unveil his glory and life-giving power to the people. You can spend your life kidding yourself that you are doing this or actually do it. Don't erect structures on jewels or straw when your real foundation is Jesus!
The Kingdom of God is in you when the King is in you, when this King is worshiped and when He is your life. None have to be great or famous to manifest Jesus' life of love, authority and power. Just agree to allow Him to be Lord of all, receive Him as your life and irrigate the places where you are with His presence.
'The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted' Matt 23.11,12 NIV.