Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Be VERY Careful with whom you partner in Ministry

The Prophet Amos gives a warning to Israel. He wants them to be able to understand how important it is to know what you are doing in ministry. I have had some false starts. Some dead ends. Sometimes however, it's better to get a clear word and back away instead of blindly following on in a direction you aren't wholeheartedly willing to follow. As a person who operates substantially in the Governing Prophet Role, not as a Pastor, but as an ear for Leadership, I must be able to give information that will make certain admonitions from Amos are understood.

Amos 3:
3 Can two people walk together
without agreeing on the direction?

We must be on essentially the same page and same direction. IF there is an agenda outside the one being presented publicly, it needs to be exposed.

4 Does a lion ever roar in a thicket
without first finding a victim?

Sometimes the roar of ministry is not a victimless crime. It's important that the victim is the enemy and not some innocent.
Does a young lion growl in its den
without first catching its prey?

There is no time to proclaim victory when the victory hasn't happened yet.
5 Does a bird ever get caught in a trap
that has no bait?
Does a trap spring shut
when there’s nothing to catch?

Some things in ministry LOOK good, but are a trap. We have all seen it in the last year. Ministries that looked good but were corrupt at it's core.
6 When the ram’s horn blows a warning,
shouldn’t the people be alarmed?
Does disaster come to a city
unless the Lord has planned it?

The truth is, some of the Judgement we see on the nation, and on the Church is because the Lord in in the business of making things right.

7 Indeed, the Sovereign Lord never does anything
until he reveals his plans to his servants the prophets.

AND that is why ANY valid church or ministry MUST have TRUE PROPHETS in a position to speak directly to leadership without retribution the mind of the Lord. IF NOT....it will fall.

That is THE WORD of the LORD to someone today. YOU MUST have the word of the Lord from someone who has nothing to gain other than favor with GOD, or you will fail.


Heart n Hands Inc. said...

If David had been following the protocol of the Word and the Unction of the Spirit, then the Prophet Nathan would have never had to stand before him and say, "Thou art the man."

God deals with hearts in their closets first. When we refuse to be dealt with then...

3 scriptures to ponder:

Luke 12:3(MSG) You can't whisper one thing in private and preach the opposite in public; the day's coming when those whispers will be repeated all over town.

1Co 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. ( here the 1st word "judge" means to separate thoroughly which leads us to the 2nd scripture:)

Heb 4:12

(AMP) For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.

I found a scripture in Psalms that I have made my own. Whenever I am tempted to grumble at a new stretching, I think of it.

Psa 55:19
(KJV) God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

(AMP) God will hear and humble them, even He Who abides of old--Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!--because in them there has been no change [of heart], and they do not fear, revere, and worship God.

Oh Lord, change me!

Gene said...

I received this via email from a reader, It's good. I was going to post it, but context would be lost.

So here it is:

Sad, as I read this article how many voices that the so-called church has rejected="As the Church goes so goes the world" and if the world is corrupt it's because the church is. While people are going to hell in a hand-basket.

Remember being in a church, where the pastor asked "where were the Elijah's of God", wanted to scream no; wrote him a note did he have any idea what he was asking for when he was asking them to come (read the last two verses of the old testament)? That to have enough coffins in their basement to carry out the dead and in their offices as coffee tables as a reminder, because it’s coming=the glory, they’re coming=the Elijah’s and God have mercy when it all comes. Told him that some had come, one in Leonard Ravenhill and others and they didn't recognize them when they came and or heeded the message. Also, wrote was watching the very elect be deceived. One of his stupid pastors gets up and said the church couldn't be deceived (goes against scripture); worse, practically the entire church was in agreement with this. This was one of the most gifted men I've ever seen in Government Authority and humility (it goes to show you when you surround yourself with the wrong type of staff=religious men/women, what happens,). Outcome, the House of Eli was not a story, he died, son died 4 months later, you could list the pastors that died of cancer/heart attacks or that were in sin and church was riddled with cancer. "Complete and Utter Disdain for Correction (for all the people who were sent for years).

Really sad, they pastoral staff took a stance, "that prayer was NOT important" at this time when main pastor/church riddled with cancer (said from platform) mass exit of intercessors. Intercessors are NOT going to stay where prayer was not important. Not to mention all the spies in the movement that reported back to whom in the movement and or followed those who tried to correct or planted themselves sitting around those in church-very sad.

So, many leadership think they're true when they're "really Saul's Army" and as one pastor told me why would you want to fight Saul's Army?

Can't look back, Luke 9:60-62.

Come across people who corrected for years (men/women).

Sad, we don't question the lack of Bible, true prayer/worship (not controlling or being told how), lack of humility/repentance etc. Not to mention where truly the money goes, lack of doing social/charity/humanity/education serving people. Very sad to say that the false church/leadership have been spiritual vampires, spiritual cannibals; and habitual liars as to where the money goes and who they help.

People content to be brainwashed and not research a matter and or question (the ones that do get question, get watched and thrown out or asked to leave). False, making their deeds known before all because they have platform for all to see; no one questions self-serving organization; or business or that the majority of the false church organization has been robbers of the poor, fatherless, widow, single parents/children, homeless etc.

Judge Fruit!

In defense of the fatherless, widow, orphan, poor, homeless, outcast, alien/stranger, single parents and their children. Numbers 6:24-26