Following what is happening to God's church. It is being taken over by Purpose Driven, Seeker Sensitive, Church Growth Movement, Emergent, or Kingdom Now. Beware of changes in your church, such as a new leadership structure, vision casting, small or community groups, new worship music (rock bands) are all signs to look for.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
SEED IS GOD’S LIVING WORD
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.
6 Now godliness
with contentment is great gain.7 For we brought
nothing intothisworld,and it iscertainwe can carry
8 And having
food and clothing, with these we shall be content.
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,
many wonders in Your name?’23 And then I will declare
‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
I will kill her children with death, and all the
shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts.
And I will give to each one of you according to your
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
them,“Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you
use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear,
will be given.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each
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
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.
1 CORINTHIANS 12:7-11
Even so you, since you are zealous for
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.
7 And as you go, preach,
saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven
is at hand.’ 8Heal the sick, cleanse the
lepers, raise the dead,
cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.9 Provide
neither gold nor
silver nor copper in your money belts,
2He sent them
to preach the kingdom
of God and to heal
sick.3 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. 4 “Whatever house you
enter, stay there,
and from there depart.
But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent
by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from
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 sucharefalse
apostles, deceitful workers, transforming
themselves into apostles of Christ.14 And no
wonder! For Satan
himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
CORINTHIANS 11:13, 14
3 But know this,
that in the last days perilous times will come:
2 For men will
be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal,
despisers of good,
4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of
lovers of God,5 having a form
of godliness but
power. And from such people turn away!
2 Preach the
word! Be ready in seasonandout of season.
rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
3 For the time
will come when they will not endure sound doctrine,
to their own desires,becausethey have
they will heap
up for themselves teachers;4 and they will
ears away from
the truth, and be turned aside to fables.