For God expects us all personally also to live the full Gospel... for there needs to be a real personal evidence, sign of it in our own life continuously too.. (Mark 16:17 KJV) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. (Mat 10:1 KJV) And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.(Luke 10:19 KJV) Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (Luke 12:5 KJV) But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him (Acts 1:8 KJV) But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. (Acts 10:38 KJV) How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. (Rom 15:19 KJV) Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. (1 Cor 2:4 KJV) And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:Jesus our Lord does still expects each of us personally to strive to live a proper Christian life at all times.We thus personally are firstly here to serve God, to be his slaves, servants and we are not at all here to serve ourselves or only our families... this requires a disciplined personal spiritual life as well.This ongoing Christian life solely starts by all of us personally abiding in God's word daily, regularly, continually for it is an undeniable fact that sin will keep us from the Word and the Word will help us not to fall into sin.. for we really now too cannot be led by the Holy spirit of God if we are not abiding with Christ in his word.We all also need to pray regularly for ourselves and others.(Col 1:9 KJV) For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:(Luke 9:25 KJV) For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?(Phil 2:12 KJV) Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.(Phil 2:16 KJV) Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.(1 Cor 9:27 KJV) But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.(Psa 119:11 KJV) Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.(Rom 8:14 KJV) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.(1 Ki 8:46 KJV) If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,)(Eccl 7:20 KJV) For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.(1 John 1:9 KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.(1 John 3:6 KJV) Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:8
No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. Luke 9:62
He that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Heb. 11:6
Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. James 1:6, 7
What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24
Be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love. . . . grow up into him in all things which is the head, even Christ. Eph. 4:14, 15
Abide in me. John 15:4
Be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. I Cor. 15:58
(Heb 10:38 KJV) Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
(Heb 11:1 KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.There came great personal crisis in my life when I had lost my health, job, family, possessions and no one was able to help me.. not any of my pastors, elders, church members, friends, acquaintances, governments, books, tapes, I had to learn to really rely solely on Faith in God and in His word. I ate His Words and personally applied it to myself. Verses even such as(2 Tim 1:7 KJV) God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.(Isa 54:17 KJV) No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.(Isa 55:1 KJV) Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.Now still being religious minded still is not ever an acceptable alternative to being personally Christ like. Preaching the Gospel is not an acceptable alternative to living it, not even for pastors. elders, missionaries too. Our personal examples of actively and visibly treating others in a Christian manner should be examples to encourage others to consider accepting Jesus also as the Lord of their life.(Isa 58:1 KJV) Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. 2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God. 3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours. 4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high. 5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD? 6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? 7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? 8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward. 9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; 10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day: 11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. 12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.While Jesus knew that we all would regularly fall short in our Christian walk, He still reassured us that while He expected such occasional failures entrance to Heaven would not be denied us for these occasional unintentional shortcomings. It is certain that He Jesus now also did NOT intend to give us a carte blanche for continuously uncontrolled behavior, speech or thoughts. Not even for pastors, elders, or anyone else.(1 Tim 5:20 KJV) Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.21 charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.In reality of we personally do start to make a practice to walk unChristlike we are now next openly rejecting Christ, his ways, even Heaven itself next personally too. This is undeniable. Rather than JUST regularly focusing on confessing one's recent sins to attain and maintain God's Grace, God's leading, God's will we do also need also focus on proper our personal Christ-like behavior and motivation to thus also to minimize our sins and to help God be pleased by what what we do, by what He created in mankind.
Nearly everyone here on earth basically looks to have "happiness" in their lives. Many pursue it by chasing power, fame, wealth, sex. Some strive to achieve it in the process of acquisition of "things." Most people don't achieve at all such inadequate goals, but even those that do they are seldom happy for very long. Such people usually find that wealth, fame and power, even sex bring only short-term happiness - not the enduring happiness and fulfillment they had really wanted, expected.(Mark 9:35 KJV) And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.(Mark 10:44 KJV) And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.(Mark 10:45 KJV) For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.If you look around, you'll probably notice that the people who seem truly happiest are those who commonly do things which benefit others. God designed the world to operate in this way!(Mat 5:44 KJV) But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;(Luke 6:33 KJV) And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.(Gal 6:10 KJV) As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Even for Parents their most enjoyable memories often revolve around their children, for whom they lived their lives. Such relationship-oriented attitudes and actions certainly benefit others, but also bring an inner happiness and satisfaction to the giver.We believe that by applying the examples of Jesus' life from the Bible in everyday life, our members can attain an inner peace that many wrongfully people consider unattainable in modern society. Do good to all men particularly those of the household of faith.Many people do personaly still feel bad about themselves because they have an unfulfilled God shaped vacuum and they personally are not doing regularly God's good works. Jesus our personal example himself regularly did God's good works.(Acts 10:38 KJV) How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
"What have I done lately that might make me feel good about myself? " If a quick answer doesn't come to mind, then we would suggest you quiclky looking to the Bible for guidance on practicing your personal ways of letting His love spill out. We do need to consciously need to TRY to do good things.. for otherwise we naturaly will only do the bad things.NOTE EVEN THE PRINCIPLE OF GIVING, THITHING IS ENCOURAGED TO GIVE TO THE NEEDS OF OTHERS AND NOT EVER TO LEAD US INTO PERSONAL HOPEFUL PROSPERITY, FOR TITHING IN THE NEW TESTAMENT WAS PRACTICED AND ENCOURAGED to help those other persons in need, in the ministry in our own churches firstly too.(2 Cor 8:4 KJV) Praying us with much entreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.Also too many ministry seem so focused on getting their flocks saved and keeping them saved, thus wrongfuly that they seem to downplay the Bible's references to the Last Judgment when each of our thoughts, words, and deeds will be evaluated to determine our ultimate fates. (Matt. 16:27; 2 Cor 5:10; Eccles 12:14; Rom. 2:16; Rom. 14:10,12; Matt. 12:36,37, Php 2:13)AGAIN EVEN HERE WE now realistically as well cannot lead others into a deeper mature Christian life where we refuse to walk ourselves.
The added aspect of accountability in behavior often devolves to an inquiry into the motivation of one's actions and we recognize that the benefit of combining our flawed natures with the continuous personal existence of the Holy Spirit that allows us to think and behave better than is possible of us without the Spirit. We choose rather to recognize and encourage and support the many good characteristics of God which SHOULD grow in all true Christians through the continuous aid and action of the Holy Spirit. Sadly most Christians like to stay as little immature babies..(Luke 3:8 KJV) Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.(Mat 7:16 KJV) Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?(Mat 7:20 KJV) Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.(James 2:18 KJV) Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.(James 2:19 KJV) Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.(James 2:20 KJV) But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?(James 2:26 KJV) For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.(1 Pet 4:1 KJV) Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
A Christ Walk
Aspects of Jesus' Human Behavior
Which We are all to Honor As our personal Examples
He Was/Encouraged Scriptural Reference We Should
Forgiving Lu 23:34 not hold grudges Gentle Isa 40:11; Php 4:5 show gentleness to others Kind (many) show kindness to others Childlike Spirit Mt 18:34 maintain our enthusiasm Benevolent Mt 4:23-4; Ac 10:38 be generous to others Humility Lu 22:27; Php 2:8 minimize arrogance Patient, perseverant Mt 27:14; James 1:3,12 show patience for others Joy John 15:11; 17:13 enjoy His creations Love John 13:1; 15:13 appreciate His peoples Grace Psa 94:11; James 4:6 minimize crudeness Meekness Mt 11:29 not be pushy Teacher Mt 7:28; John 7:16; Mr 4:2; 2Jo 1:9 share our insights Compassionate Job 29:13; Isa 40:11; Lu 19:41 feel others' pain Helpful Mt 25:35; Lu 10:34 assist others Good Mt 19:16 do the right thing Faithful 1Th 5:24; Mat 17:19; 1 Cor 12:9 maintain our Faith Harmless Heb 7:26 not hurt anyone / anything Zealous Lu 2:49; John 2:17 8:29 maintain our enthusiasm Be a Good Example 1 Pet 2:21-2; 1 Pet 2:12,15,17 let people see your Walk Avoid anger James 1:19 try to maintain calmness Do it! James 1:22 Act in a Christian manner Don't swear, malign James 1:26 don't verbally hurt others Merciful Heb 2:17; Rom. 12:8 show mercy for others
Other Gifts, Fruit
Prayer join a prayer group/pray for others Helpers (Deacons) Acts 20:35; Acts 6:1-6 assist others Administration (Elders) 1 Cor 12:28 help organize others Apostleship 1Cor 1:17; 12:28; Acts 6:2; 15:6,22 help others learn about Jesus Exhortation Romans 12:8 encourage others Speaking Wisdom 1 Cor 12:8 Speaking Knowledge 1 Cor 12:8 Evangelism II Tim 4:5 Acts 21:8 spread the Word Service Romans 12:7; II Cor 5:18; I Tim 1:12 help out others Contributing Romans 12:8 share our good fortune Giving Aid Romans 12:8; Php 2:4 assist those in need Respectful 1 Pet 2:17 show proper respect for others Understanding Pr 2:6; 11:12; 13:15; 14:29; 17:27 Empathy try to understand the pain of others Fellowship w/ God Acts 1:8; Matt 28:18-20 Sympathetic be concerned for others Tenderness Calmness Purity Considerate Restrained Show self-control Miraculous Gifts 1Cor 14:40; 12:3; 1Cor 13; 1Cor 14 (not less valuable than any others, )
(Rev 22:18 KJV) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:(Rev 22:19 KJV) And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.(Rev 22:20 KJV) He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.(Rev 22:21 KJV) The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.(Gal 6:7 KJV) Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.(Gal 6:8 KJV) For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.(Gal 6:9 KJV) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.(Gal 6:10 KJV) As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.Again...(Prov 29:1 KJV) He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.(Prov 29:2 KJV) When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.(Num 23:19 KJV) God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?(Psa 119:89 KJV) For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.(1 Cor 14:33 KJV) For God is not the author of confusion, ...(Gal 6:7 KJV) Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.(Nahum 1:3 KJV) The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.(Mat 3:8 KJV) Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:(Prov 28:14 KJV) Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.(Mat 21:33 KJV) Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: 34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. 35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. 37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son. 38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. 39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. 40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen? 41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.(Isa 26:10 KJV) Let favour be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.HERE IS WHAT I HAVE DEFINITELY PERSONALLY LEARNED IN MY CANADIAN EXPERIENCES.. my being kind to the UNREPENTANT wicked, bad, no good persons is really now still a complete waste of time, energy, effort.Rather full public exposure and prosecutions of the all of the guilty persons now still serves everyone's best interest, the guilty persons included and that includes the prime minister, the departmental minister, the premier, the provincial minister, the local representatives, the direct supervisors, and the guilty employee as well. For if the wicked do not experience real , negative personal consequences they will not change, for really they have no reasons to change for the good .. even in the churches(1 Tim 5:20 KJV) Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.(1 Tim 5:21 KJV) I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.Neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters. Exo. 13:7
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Prov. 8:13
Abhor that which is evil. Rom. 12:9
Abstain from all appearance of evil. I Thess 5:22
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. Heb. 12:15
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. Psa. 66:18
Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. I Cor. 5:6-8
Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup I Cor. 11:28
Let every one that nameth the name Christ depart from iniquity. II Tim. 2:19
Such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners. Heb. 7:26
In him is no sin. I John 3:5Several events in life now have left a really dramatic scaring on my life.. and one of which was that I was never never prepared for the corruption, rivalry, unchristlikeness I had seen in my own family, relatives, all of whom were even professing Christians and also now I was never never prepared for the blatant corruption, unChristian behavior I had seen even also in too many of the evangelical churches in Canada.. never, not at all.Next in my own life time I have seen many supposedly sincere, even hard working pastors, most pastors next fired from their jobs next, and often unexpectedly. And why? They firstly sought their own agenda, preached their own message, not God's. They were firstly rebellious to God. They did not really practice the Christian faith They also wrongfully lied about, slandered abused, mistreated, despised other fellow Christians.Make no mistake about it God clearly distinguishes between the good and the bad persons here on earth even by their own personal acts and their realtionship to God's word.... God's good people respect, follow God's word daily, and bad people do not.. next the futile, bad acts of the bad persons will still not even prosper them. Many many even religous persons wrongfully forget that(Psa 7:11 KJV) God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. 12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. 13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. 14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. 15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made. 16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate. 17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.God called me to be a Pastor, to minister full time to his people, but I did not accept it , in fact not next for about 20 years, and I had many false excuses.. excuses like I was praying for the other people, pastors, even one specifically who next turned out to be an adulterer and he had children by another person who was not his wife.. and God next dealt with me through a series of negative dramatic events like the loss of my job, health, family, even still I had another excuse too I was too bad of a sinner to be a pastor to which God replied and said if a gay pastor can pastor so can you.. that finally broke all my excuses too I agreed to be a Pastor for God.. God then had said to me enough is enough I am tired of you living a self indulged life serving vanities, and now next you will usefully work for me.. and testify of me even before "Kings and Queens".. which I did for the next 20 years too.Now there are still also at least six major things wrong with the North Americanized Gospel being preached falsely today even worldwide,1 It is mostly man centered religion and not rather God centered, it still tends to exalts man, self, pride..not rather solely Jesus Christ ....(2 Tim 3:1 KJV) This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.and not rather (1 Cor 2:2 KJV) For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.Furthermore it is undeniably clear that too many pastors, elders are even wrongfully pursing secular wealth, the owning of bigger and better homes, working at insuring adequate pensions moneys for themselves while neglecting to minister to the physical, spiritual needs of God's people.Did you know that Marriage counseling is the main and biggest ministry today, it is the big need in churches today and yet still most pastor do even wrongfully refuse to do it, they rather even too many of them do wrongfully counsel divorce..The issues THAT I have dealt with here TOO are important, issues that I personally have been concerned with the last 35 years to they are issues that need to be dealt with still.The Old Testament book of Malachi was written to specifically to Pastors stealing God's money.. and going along with divorce wrongfully too. I have been a treasurer, church secretary and a wittiness and I have too often seen pastors and elders stealing the donated money for wrong personal use.. and often.. it is only a realy big shock the first time..
In reality the majority of Pastors today are ungodly, and so out of curiosity I interviewed many, many of them personally to see how they arrived at that poor spiritual state.. a state of cheating, lying, stealing, slandering, gossiping, committing sexual immoralities too.. I have actually directly interviewed about 75 evangelical pastors, and I helped to fire about 12 or more of them too.. and most Pastors almost all did not pray daily or read their bible daily, or even use the Bible in counseling.. sad.. they are hireling, pretenders, imposters. Some of the most crooked Pastor I met were clearly not called for the ministry and I specifically asked them how they went into the ministry,, A really bad pastor that I loved used to preach out of books and not the Bible, he used to always ask for a monetary raise every time it seems one person was saved or added to the church, like many pastors I met he also liked to rig the supposedly fair church elections for the persons of his choice to the positions too. Trying to be nice , hoping to change him I asked him two personal questions. Pastor did God specifically call you into the Ministry? and is their such thing as power to live a Christian life? He replied no to both questions.. so how can he teach, lead others? he could not.. he was drastically removed. The reason he because a Pastor was that he wanted his Masters of Business administration but he could not afford to go to college so he went to Bible collage, and running the church was the same as running a business he said to me..Boy he needed to be pastored himself but his unrepentant sins stopped this.And he lost his church eventually, the church he had founded for he was exposed for not being called to the minsitry.. not equipped by it. Over 40 percent of pastora are fired more than once it seems..Now as far as personally Giving.. a clearly separate subject.. We are to give of ourselves personally daily to God... and then all we have is his to use as he wills.. furthermore the Book of acts says we are in the local church to also firstly give to the poor Christians, and not only to the pastors, building funds, missionaries.. and how many churches now actually do this these days give to the poor.. it is the government who does it rather.. it supplies the social aid.I am also not against voluntary tithing to the Lord Jesus Christ, or voluntary giving to the Lord Jesus Christ, AND to the poor persons. I am against trying to earn, buy your way into heaven, and also giving on the too often false man defined mandates that the still mostly false pastors themselves do define it.. by the too many mostly false pastors?A personal desire to be a Pastor is not enough.. for you have to be specially be first called directly by God for the Ministry.. and now if God had called, hired you then next he directly will pay you.. does not even your secular employer pay you after you have been hired.. but if you have not been hired by a firm then you cannot expect them to pay you,..On the one hand many preachers preach that we all must live daily by faith, by faith in God to supply all of our needs but on the other hand they clearly beg for money, donations, even by wayoff mailing lists too.. they look unto man to supply their needs and not God in reality.. to me this is both hypocritical and contradictory and unacceptable.. to me these people are still the "Hirelings" that Jesus spoke about, even the "money changes" he kicked out of the temple, those people who instead of freely giving, put copyrights on their material and sell it to others.. for sadly too many even professing Christians have still even now made their the acquisition, pursuit of money, the false love for all of the things that money can buy, as their false idol, and one of their false goal in life, and as a result they now personally do not really have love for God, love for his people or love for others... and this is still really unacceptable to God.
1 Tim 6:10 KJV) For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows
(John 2:15 KJV) And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;I was in a super great Church once, even though the Pastors were stealing, abusing the funds, committing adultery, counselling divorce, gossiping, slandering, lying, and so forth. The Holy Spirit due to the prayers of some of the faithful persons there was really moving in their services, and many people were getting saved, healed and delivered, and the praise and worship services were really great. God specifically had told me to go to this church as well, but he had put a condition on it, he said do not talk with, communicate, fellowship with any of the pastors. I had done some great personal counselling in that Church as well.. met some great and also bad people. But eventually one day next came when I had to talk to the same pastors, and even to tell them that God was going to get rid of them, to next deal with them negatively and God did!Many persons go to church expecting personally to be helped by the pastor and they do next walk away disappointed. Their first normal mistake was having any personal expectations of any help from the Pastors, even though this may be an honest expectation, for our help is in the Lord and all our expectations should come only of Him. Try to go to church expecting only to see Jesus Christ, to get any desired help from Jesus only, and not any man,or women, and expect nothing else, have no expectation of any good from the pastors, elders and you certainly will next not be disappointed.Many people could not understand how I could be by myself alone, for such long periods of time, and too me it is very easy, for I have Jesus to go directly to talk with, I do prefer his company above all others rightfully too. Learn to talk to Him directly about your concerns, not firstly the Pastors!!I had good reasons supposedly for not Pastoring once, one of which was there now supposedly were plenty of other good Pastors, much better Pastors than me around.. and both arguments were lies as God himself next showed me firsthand when I interviewed about 45 evangelical pastors.. even about their marital counselling practises... which is almost none! This is also really surprising when about 70 percent of all people even in the churches tend to have major marital problems sooner or later..In reality 70 percent of all of the the pastors are still really bad, still doing a real bad job.. for firstly they tend not to use the Bible at all in their own personal counselling practises but rather they tend to do use an immoral, humanistic, psychological approach, or they simple say get divorced and wrongfully too.Their actual daily usage of the Bible, not books really can show you how good or bad pastors they still are, and never mind what useless Bible college or commentary also that they graduated from still.Secondly the majority of these pastors they do not provide at all any real counselling help to their own flock in need even in their own churches, and especially not related to marital, employment problems also even in Evangelical, Pentecostal churches. This approach of their is not really pastoring.. this is stealing money from the sheep!Sadly most pastors seem to want to only to preach, to talk big and to be praised for it, to be recognized, and admired by the others, for they tend to have a false, big ego that they want filled, but they still wrongfully not want to do also the real work, the dirty work at the sheep's level..Yes these same pastoral hypocrites also do falsely tend to lie, slander others , gossip and also to delegate blame on one of the spouses even in a martial problem situation, even with invalid still reasons, basically for them not to personally get involved. The pastor would say something like the husband or the wife was at fault.. so the pastor is still talking only about the negative symptoms of a real marital problem, and what is he real or false solution rather.. pass the buck wrongfully still to the others? Unacceptable I would rightfully not give any of my money at all to this type of Pastor or his Church!Pastoral marriage counselling it is still mandatory for all Pastors, all, it is mandatory still that they do also help each and every sheep in their flock, and do home visits as well.. and these two also are not optional.. but sadly majority of Pastors they really still do not have love for the sheep.. and doing the dirtier jobs they wrongfully run away for it.. and God himself told me that this was all was immorally acts on the part of both of these pastors.. I never run away from any hard counselling.. for I got God to help me.. Do thus tell the pastor that up to 70 percent of the people have marriage problems, it is always the biggest pastoral need too.. and if he does not do this work than he is really not a real pastor.. just another hireling, or a wolf in sheep clothing..I was shocked to experience pastor s and elders openly lying now too. The trouble with anyone lying is that soon one will likely end up believing in one's own lies and one tends to live out the lies next, to act upon their false delusions.This applies to people who lie to the courts, to politicians who lie to the citizens as well.. to Pastors who lie to their congregations.. Now I have personally seen this happen many times .. For example a pastor was personally asked to repent of his own immorality. His own family asked him if the charges were true. The pastor replied you cannot believe anything the persons says he is crazy.. Soon the pastors family started to worry about this supposedly crazy person. To keep up the pretense the pastor even bought next a bullet proof car for protection for himself. This increased the stress upon his own family.. They lived out the pastor's lie.. This was a punishment for the lies now as well. This same truth applies to ANYONE, Minister, lawyers, spouses who lie to us or the courts too. In the end the pastor still lost his church anyway, because he next was still exposed for his wrong doings, cause you cannot lie to everyone.. some people saw the truth.. and did something good about it too.. they let the Pastor go.(James 4:17 KJV) Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.(2 Pet 2:9 KJV) The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:We are warned not to embrace the doctrine of Balaam (Rev 2:14 KJV) But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.When Balak called for Balaam to curse Israel, God restrained him. Much to Balak's disgust, God forced Balaam to bless his people (Num. 22-24). Yet, Israel became involved in the worship of Baal (Num. 25:1-3). Their sin, we are told, was the result of Balaam's counsel (Num. 31:16).
The doctrine of Balaam is the doctrine not only compromise with the fleshly, demonic religions of the world but it includes the false love and pursuit of money, earthly possessions.. It is clearly selling oneself for money as many evangelical pastors, hirelings also seem also to do.
(Mat 21:13 KJV) And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. (John 10:12 KJV) But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. (John 10:13 KJV) The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
(Mat 10:8 KJV) Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
(Mat 10:9 KJV) Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
(Mat 10:10 KJV) Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
(Mat 6:33 KJV) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.Yes the churches of Christ today and individual believers are still constantly pressured by the world, the flesh, the devil and and by the bad preachers themselves even to be tolerant of false prophets ((Mat 24:24 KJV) For there shall arise false Christs ( False Shepherds too) , and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.) and there are also false pastors, false teachers, false elders, and false believers.. male or female too."(Rev 2:20 KJV) Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols..Note the issue here was not cause she Jezebel was a women, or a prophetess, but that she was condemned because she was a self proclaimed prophetess and because of the wrongs she herself taught too.The end result of her openly false ministry was similar to the end result of the false ministry of Balaam, a male false prophet too who also "cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication"Ironically these verses do really proves that both male and female, prophets, pastors, or not, can be equal sinners even in the Ministry now as well, for both of them can be false.. and both need to repent.Yes, the Bible warns us constantly to "beware of false prophets" (Matt. 7:15). If they are not identified, exposed, and denounced, they will soon devour a congregation (Gal. 1:6-9; II Tim. 2:16-18). From within the church too and even if they are men OR WOMEN.
HERE IS A VERSE OF SCRIPTURE THAT I GOT FROM GOD ABOUT CROOKED EVANGELICAL PASTORS WHO STILL DO REFUSE TO REPENT..
(Prov 29:1 KJV) He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
(Prov 29:2 KJV) When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
(Psa 6:8 KJV) Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;
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