UNTIL WE CHRISTIANS STARTS DOING WHAT CHRIST COMMANDS STRUGGLE WILL CONTINUE
What Christ follower truly need now may not be the sowing of fraudulent seed, marathon fasting without motives, directionless prayer meetings, or jumping from one conference to another convention. It may be that we need a simple realignment of our ways with the truth of Christ.
What do you mean by realignment?
It means we had shifted our focus, and we need to get back on the right joint if not we will not function correctly.
A pastor called me, he said; “my bishop said there may not be progress for me, until I separated myself from my parents, precisely my mum.” I asked Why? He said, that they established a Franchise Parish for him, but the governing body didn’t see the expected returns, then he said, the finding of their spiritual research committee concluded that his mum is a witch, and he must be separated from her.
He asked me, “what do I think?” I asked him back, what do you think as Christ follower? He said I think the Bishop was right. I replied him back, it sounds good for your Bishop to blame your parent for their fault and separate you from your parents, especially when your commitment to them is disturbing your bishop’s income, and the gifts your Bishop is enjoying from you. But it doesn’t sound Godly therefore your Bishop and the finding committee are dead wrong regardless of the situation. The bible says; you are the light of the world; the city that is set upon the hill cannot be hidden go and give it a second thought. If the researched of the Church committee were genuinely right; definitely, you are not the light yet; if not darkness should not be able to comprehend you. All this born-again mentality that had caused and still causing a lot of people to neglect their family especially their parents are not Godly.
Jesus answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition (church politics)? For God commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’ But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God” then he need not honor his father or mother.’ Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition (church politics). Mathew 15:3-6.
Pentecostal Churches preachers, especially the one that has an opportunity to go to and fro foreign countries have joined the research committees and found out another reason why some people are not making it, especially in Diasporas. They said, it is because they are helping the needy, and giving money to their families, which includes their parents. They have concluded in a conventions and minister/workers conferences that, it is what makes life harder for them. Therefore the Church is the only place they should give their money to, in other to avert been use against them from their respective countries. Also for wisely distributions to the needy in the mission field. Fallacy!
I am not ashamed, or afraid to declare that most of the modern Pentecostal Pastors and Bishops are extorters and fraudsters; including the ones that claimed they don’t have shoes when they were growing up. Holiness is gradually slipping off from many Bishop’s bibles; all they care about and teach in Churches now is covetousness that they’re calling prosperity.
Let us look at this scenario
Someone’s total wages is 120,000. Family expenses are 125,000. Already above the wages. Then pledges and offerings in the church another 120,000 Total expenditure 245,000 – Wages earn 120,000 = -125,000. Where do Bishops expect a follower to cover the deficit 125,000? And you said there is Corruption, what should we expect?.
Why will someone spend above his or her income in the name of sowing seeds to a daddy g.o or bishop’s private business? We were asked to give bountifully, fine, but how do you intend to cope with the deficit of 125,000? “I was told that God will make a way where there is no way, that is not bad either; it is called faith. If that is what they told you, then why do you have to blame everyone including your parents for your stupidity and what you are passing through?
These following scriptures work in the lives of unbelievers that many Christians
“Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8.
“The rich ruleth over the poor and the borrower is a servant to the lender. Proverbs 22:7.
“Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. 1 Corinthians 7:23.
You can max your 120,000 to give bountifully towards daddy g.o’s private jet by faith and go hungry until God moves, but definitely, it is insensitivity that will make you add extra debt of 125,000 to be able to give bountifully to daddy g.o’s private jet, especially when God is not leading you to do so.
This is the picture in many Churches and Christian lives of today, especially the most so-called holiness churches. That is why many so-called Christians are defrauding others, government and their parents to pay sacrificial offerings and pledges made in duress for necessary recognition and ordination.
My people; some of the reason why you might not be making it may be because you involve yourself in too much buy it now and pay later. You don’t know how to re-budget when it’s necessary, or maybe you are earning substantial wages, but you’re taking advantages of welfare meant for the needy which is the worst thing to do.
You are hiding your money and telling the government that you can’t afford to pay your mortgage; taking advantages of welfare because you want to get even with other people collecting it. It is certain that at the end of the day not only that you will not be able to afford to eat or pay your mortgage, but the generation coming after you also will not be able to afford to pay theirs too. It is not a curse that is what you planted and you shall surely reap it in the mutiple fold.
God said to Moses tell them as they have spoken in my ears so will I do for them.
You think you are enjoying the government money, go and ask Esau in the book of Genesis; when he decided to trade in his birthright, he will tell you the rest of the story. This may be some of the reasons that are causing death or stagnation in many people’s lives, especially Christians.
Many Christians want to rob Paul to pay Peter. In other words, trade in the covenant of God for the sowing of seeds and pledges to a Bishop and ministries. Why can’t you change your ways and follow God’s command that it may be well with you? I believe that when a Christian received the Holy Ghost, they suppose to have the mind of Christ, then What is it that has gone wrong with Christians?
I don’t know what you may be passing through right now But I do know that your Your parents are not your problem, but the covenant that you have broken.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” Ephesians 6:1-3. The scripture clearly emphasized on your biological parents; not your Daddy G.O; Bishops; Pastors; Prophets; Prophetesses; Reverends; or Archbishops.
In the absence of your parents, they can adopt you; or you adopt them whichever way you want it; it is your choices, but don’t substitute them for your parents when they’re still alive it is dangerous. It is the absolutely right thing to do by obeying your parents in the Lord, but it is more important to follow the Lord on what he commands about your biological parents. Some pastors will ask people to continue giving sacrificial offerings for a project to benefit less privileged even when it is clear that the people don’t have it, but their projects are only helping the privileged few. What a disaster?
Holy Spirit, moving now, makes my life whole again, spirit move, over me; spirit move, over me. We need the Holy Spirit! We definitely need the Holy Spirit!! To be delivered from the bondage of the Bishops, and Overseers. We can only have him as a companion only when we are genuinely born again.
If you are not yet born again, you can do so now by saying this prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to you today. I cannot help myself. I am a sinner, forgive me my sins. From today, I accept you as my Lord and my Savior. Thank You for saving me!
Heavenly Father, I pray for your people that are ready to receive the Holy Spirit; fill them now in the name of Jesus. As you had filled me when I am desperately in need do it for them now in Jesus name. Very Important, when you have received Him, you need to yield to His direction.