Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Pastors and bible teachers are worth a living wage in their service to the Lord. They were not meant to live in the lap of luxury off God’s children. Always remember the seed is the Word of God, and Jesus is the Word.

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought
nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.

1 TIMOTHY 6:6-8

Jesus warns us to take heed what we hear. We must always present God’s word as it was meant. There are those who use God’s word to get you to give them your money and they don’t care how they do it. There are pastors who would not give up their lavished lifestyles. Always check out the ministry you would like to support. What salaries do they take, and who on their staff they support, and what it cost them to maintain their jets, rather than use commercial flights. God will search the heart and mind, and know the truth of those who used His Son (His Seed) to exhort money from His children.  

22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not 
prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done 
many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, 
‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

MATTHEW 7:22-24

I will kill her children with death, and all the churches
shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts.
And I will give to each one of you according to your works.


When God gives, it is not for financial gain, it is for spiritual gain. What gifts of the Holy Spirit are you seeking to gain and for what reason do you seek them? Is it for yourself or for God’s kingdom? For it is how you use God’s gifts that will be measured.

23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” 24 Then He said 
to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you 
use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, 
more will be given. 

MARK 4:23-24

7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one 
for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom 
through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the 
same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts 
of healings by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of 
miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, 
to another different kinds of tongues, to another interpretation 
of tongues, 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, 
distributing to each one individually as He wills.


Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts,
let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.

We should not stray from the simplicity of Jesus Christ. That Jesus died in our place for our sins. He rose from the dead and seated at the right hand of God. Through faith in Him, and repentance we are saved from our sins. Jesus and His disciples did not have anything, they stayed with other believers, who fed them and gave them shelter. When they preach the gospel, they did not ask for anything in return.

And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven 
is at hand.’ 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, 
cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. Provide 
neither gold nor silver nor copper in your money belts,

MATTHEW 10:7-9

2 He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal 
the sick. And He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, 
neither staffs nor bag nor bread nor money; and do not have two 
tunics apiece. “Whatever house you enter, stay there, 
and from there depart.

LUKE 9:2-4

But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve 
by his craftinessso your minds may be corrupted from 
the simplicity that is in Christ.

1.  Jesus Christ is the Seed, the Word of God.

11 “Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

LUKE 8:11

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word
was with God, and the Word was God.

JOHN 1:1

16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made.
He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one,
“And to your Seed,” who is Christ.


13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood,
and His name is called The Word of God.


2. God sent Jesus (His word, His seed) into the world, that
    it might be saved through Him. God did not send His
    Son, His Word that you may prosper with earthly things,
    but that you prosper with spiritual things, for saving souls
    and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus did not
    even have a home, He depending on others to give Him
    what He needed, and nothing more.

And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have 
nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”

17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the
world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

JOHN 3:17

 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which
are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.


3.     Being redeemed through Jesus we become His seeds, His continued spoken word in the kingdom. We are to spread His seeds, His word, preaching the gospel save others (His fruit) for His kingdom.    

 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the
kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one.


Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread
for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and
increase the fruits of your righteousness,

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All
Authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing 
them in the name of the Father and of the Son 
and of the Holy Spirit,

MATTHEW 28:18,19

4.     The seed, (God’s word) shall prosper for which God has 
      sent it for, to save the lost. Jesus was not sent for you to 
      proper in coming rich in finance, but rich in spiritual gifts, 
      rich in saving souls (His fruit). There are those who take a 
      verse and change it to receiving wealth. Give us your money 
      and you will receive double back. God is not about money, 
      God is only about saving souls and giving us spiritual gifts. 
      The more measure of seeds (the words of Jesus) you sow, 
      the more fruit you produce, and the more opportunities God 
      will give you to reach others and produce even more fruit. 
      (Saving more souls for His kingdom.)

But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear
the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold,
some sixty, and some a hundred.”

37 “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and 
you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 
38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, 
shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom
For with the same measure that you use, 
it will be measured back to you.”

LUKE 6:37-38

Doers—Not Hearers Only ] Therefore lay aside all filthiness and
overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted 
word, which is able to save your souls.

5.  There are pastors who are not concerned with the cares, riches, 
     and pleasures of this world. These pastors are examples of 
     a good shepherd.

But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears
the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and
produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much
fruit; so you will be My disciples.

Shepherd the flock of God which is among you,
serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not 
for dishonest gain but eagerly;  nor as being lords over those 
entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock;

1 PETER 5:2-3

6. God’s word always refers to saving souls for His kingdom, not 
    earthly things. The apostles suffered and died to preach the 
    gospel of Jesus Christ. They did not live in the lap of luxury. 
    They worked supporting themselves as they preached the 
    gospel. Preaching was not a job, they did it for the love of 
    Christ. They did not depend on others for their total support 
    on their mission trips. They did it because they loved the Lord 
    no matter how much they suffered.

So, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with
them and worked; for by occupation they were tentmakers.
And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath,
and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.

ACTS 18:3-4

For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked
night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you,
while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.


For you yourselves know how you ought to follow
us, for we were not disorderly among you; 8 nor did we
eat anyone’s bread free of charge, but worked with labor
and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any 
of you, not because we do not have authority, but to make 
ourselves an example of how you should follow us.


Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our 
Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings 
for the gospel according to the power of God, 


7.  We are to be more abundantly growing and becoming rich in the 
     knowledge of God to save others for Him to harvest at the end 
     of the age.

Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord.
His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to 
us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth.

that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing 
Him, being fruitful in every good work and
increasing in the knowledge of God;

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, 
may give to you the spirit of wisdom and
 revelation in the knowledge of Him,

18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and 
Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both 
now and forever. Amen.

2 PETER 3:18

8. God supplied the seed (His word) to the sower, so the seed 
    (the word) will multiply, producing good fruit, souls saved 
    through the word, (Jesus).  Not money.

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you,
that you, always having all sufficiency in all things,
may have an abundance for every good work.
As it is written: “He has dispersed abroad,
He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures
forever.” 10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower,
and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have
sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,


9. God said He would supply our need, according to His riches, 
    (Jesus Christ), not the riches of this world. We are to be 
    cheerful givers and not expect anything in return. You can not 
    buy the gifts of God or His blessings.  

20 But Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you,
because you thought that the gift of God
could be purchased with money!

ACTS 8:20

So let each one give as he purposes in
his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity;
for God loves a cheerful giver.


If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things
which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand
of God. Set your mind on things above,
not on things on the earth.


19 And my God shall supply all your need
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.


10.    There are those who will twist the scriptures for their own purpose. We are to know God’s word so we won’t be deceived by false teachings.

Here is the man who did not make God his strength,
But trusted in the abundance of his riches,
And strengthened himself in his wickedness.”

PSALM 52:7

45 Then, in the hearing of all the people, He said to His
disciples, 46 “Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around
in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats
in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, 47 who devour
widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers.
These will receive greater condemnation.”

LUKE 20:45-47

16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these
things, in which are some things hard to understand,
which untaught and unstable people twist to their own
destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

2 PETER 3:16

14 But you must continue in the things which you have
learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have
learned them,15 and that from childhood you have known the
Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation
through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is given by
inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness,

2 TIMOTHY 3:14-16

11.  It is my belief that those who teach the prosperity message, do 
       so to justify their wealth, which they receive from you, so while
       you struggle to make a living, they live in luxury on your hard 
       earned money.   

Even so the Lord has commanded that those who
preach the gospel should live from the gospel.

What is my reward then? That when I preach the gospel,
I may present the gospel of Christ without charge,
that I may not abuse my authority in the gospel.

Did I commit sin in humbling myself that you
might be exalted, because I preached the gospel
of God to you free of charge?


12. First and foremost we are to preach the gospel, then we are 
      told to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, shelter for 
      the homeless, clothing to the poor, visit the sick and those
      imprisoned. You can do this through your church, on your 
      own, or find a good ministry that does one or all of God’s 
      instructions. But always remember we are to be good
      steward of God’s money and gifts. Always research the 
      ministry you would like to support. Television ministries 
      can be good and some can be misleading, so make sure you 
      know God’s word, so you can be wise in which ministry 
      you wish to support.

35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you 
gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked 
and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; 
I was in prison and you came to Me.’

MATTHEW 25:35-37

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another,
as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Always be aware, we are living in the last days. We are warned that many false teachers will come in the last days to try to deceive God’s children. You must study God’s word for yourself, so you can stand against these false teachings, and warn others. There will also be people who are seeking these false teacher, so they will not feel guilty continuing to live their sinful life.

13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,  transforming 
themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan
 himself transforms himself into an angel of light.

2 CORINTHIANS 11:13, 14

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 
For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters,
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 
unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal,
despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure
rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but
denying its power. And from such people turn away!

2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5

Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season.
Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine,
but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears,
they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their 
ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

2 Timothy 4:2-4