Number 1: If you think that some man or woman other than Jesus has to be over you and that you have to be over someone else, then you are at present, religious or have religious thinking.
One kind of religious spirit appears as a big black python snake. It's purpose is to both rule and reign over society and to squash any individual expression, creativity, and life of Jesus on the earth today coming through the individual members of the Bride of Christ, the ekklessia.
This snake is soo sneaky. It's doctrine will get into people's minds unaware. The doctrine is the leaven of the Pharisees and Saducees. One big carrier of this doctrine and means are political men and women who may know God initially. Political in that they like Absalom will kiss the men and women (say nice words to them) to take over and become head of any organization so that they now will get the glory and be in the prominent position. In their mind it is totally justified. However their flesh craves power and/or money. This kind of leadership is in direct opposition to the servant leadership that Jesus described. Let's look at 3 things that Jesus said.
Mar 10:42 Jesus called the apostles and said, "You know that the acknowledged rulers of nations have absolute power over people and their officials have absolute authority over people.
Mar 10:43 But that's not the way it's going to be among you. Whoever wants to become great among you will be your servant.
Mar 10:44 Whoever wants to be most important among you will be a slave for everyone.
Mar 10:45 It's the same way with the Son of Man. He didn't come so that others could serve him. He came to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many people."
Mar 8:15 Jesus warned them, "Be careful! Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod!"
Mat 16:11 Why don't you understand that I wasn't talking to you about bread? Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees!"
Mat 16:12 Then they understood that he didn't say to watch out for the yeast in bread, but to watch out for the teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Now right after this last passage, Matthew the author by the Holy Spirit almost gives the antidote for the doctrine/teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Let's see what it is?
Mat 16:13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?"
Mat 16:14 They answered, "Some say you are John the Baptizer, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
Mat 16:15 He asked them, "But who do you say I am?"
Mat 16:16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!"
One antidote to religious teaching is the real teaching and revelation of WHO CHRIST IS. Yes, Jesus was Almighty God Begotten when He came into flesh. Yes, Jesus Alone is the authority and only head of the Ekklessia. And Yes, Jesus was and is a Servant. All who lead in His name will lead like Him.