Is the call of God on a man or woman dependant on the steady paycheck?
I know of all the verses about Oxen and Worthy from the Bible.
The real question is this, is the call OF GOD or of MAN?
If things got really tough economically how many pastors will continue to pastor their church without any money coming in.
Can a Pastor or minister really trust God to provide, to live on the Gospel? Will this wind of economic change be the wind that separates wind from chaff in the days to come? I wonder if in fact the question asked by Alan Knox in this post is a Prophetic question.
How much pure wheat will be left when the wind stops blowing?
Jesus came according to John the Baptist in Matthew 3 to:
10 Even now the ax of God’s judgment is poised, ready to sever the roots of the trees. Yes, every tree that does not produce good fruit will be chopped down and thrown into the fire.I hear the sound of wind blowing thru the chaff as he winnows and the sound of His Axe is cutting the root of religion away.
11 “I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not worthy even to be his slave and carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 He is ready to separate the chaff from the wheat with his winnowing fork. Then he will clean up the threshing area, gathering the wheat into his barn but burning the chaff with never-ending fire.”
What remains will be pure. Evenso come Lord Jesus.