Friday, January 11, 2008

Jeremiah 23:1-2




Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! saith the LORD.
Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed My people; Ye have scattered My flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.

Too many men and woman stand in pulpits preaching vain words, not the powerful life changing Word of God, which is full of faith, full of victory over every problem which can/does plague man this day and for all time. Pastors, preachers, and teachers have failed to be the earthly voice of God and have caused many to both fall away and many to perish. This must stop now! God won't be mocked! For every pastor, preacher and teacher are more accountable unto our Lord than someone who has not accepted an office. The offices of pastor, preacher, and teacher are not glorious/wonderous positions, and one who answers the call he/she has not taking a position to be a lord and have the people serve them. NO! The opposite is true; you my dear brothers and sisters are not here to be sered but to serve. We serve not only Jesus the Christ, but all those who cross our path each and every day. So woe unto us! Time is much, much too short to be wanting glory and living the lie of look at what I have done/doing. We, each of us who hold an office are accountable unto God for the way inwhich we handle His sheep, notice the sheep are not ours, they are in Jesus' hand, we as pastors, preachers, and teachers must feed/water His sheep with the Word of God; the under-shepherds, the pastors must feed, must protect, must lead the sheep which the Sheperherd Jesus has intrusted them with. The preachers must give the Word out, feed the people, give them hope, edification (build up), and yes cause conviction to come over each person if they be doing some contrary to the commandments of God. The teacher must instruct the people in the way of God, not in the way of the world.

The pastor, preacher, teacher all hold offices which are demanding; for today people have ichy ears, but one must not cater to people, but give the uncompromising truth of God out as the Holy Spirit leads, guides and directs them. A pastor, preacher, and teacher must visit the sheep, he/she must deliver the food/water unto them so they may live and live more abundantly. That abundant life is not found in the secular world, but in the kingdom of God; the kingdom of God is a way of doing things, and the kingdom of heaven is a place. So visit the people with the Word! For if they have no spiritual food: no milk, no meat, the Word of God, they shall be scattered if they are fed by the things/ways of this world. for that makes them of this world, if we belong to Jesus we are not of this world, but strangers here, we are infact citizens of heaven, because our Father resides there.

All who hold offices; pastors, preachers, teachers, apostles, evangelists, and even the born-again christians not holding an office, you still have a responsibility to share your testimony, for you do have one, somehow, someway you came to our Lord Jesus the Christ, Salvation-you are to lead others to the cross so they too have the opertunity to escape the fires of hell and the lake of fire. So ministers turn from your evil doings, yes if your not letting the Holy Spirit lead, guide, and direct you, this means you are doing it on your own, so turn from your evil ways, wash your hands! Turn to the Word of God, Turn to Jesus! Give the Word out! If someone is offended by the Word, then they need to adjust their life to it, for they are in sin. Take no provision for the flesh, but overcome it with the Word of God!


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