Wednesday, February 22, 2017

True Servants Of God (SD29)

Mark 10:42  But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them."

All full time workers (including pastors, Christian leaders, prophet, etc.) who have not been transformed are not servants of God. For they still will not depart from luxurious living with expensive taste, houses, cars, clothings, etc. and behave like rich businessmen associating with royalties, authorities and other multi-millionaires. Fellow pastors, let's live soberly, godly and holy after the image of Christ.

Luke 7:25-26  "But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings’ courts. But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet."

Humility of our Lord Jesus

Mark 10:43-45  "Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

Our Lord Jesus the Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth was born among the animals in the staple to the poor carpenter's family. Only poor shepherds welcome Him into this world. He was poor and needed women to support His ministry. At His triumphant entry to Jerusalem,

He was on a donkey (not chariot), only children praised Him (not trumpeters heralding Him). He washed His disciples' feet and died for all mankind (His creation). Brethren, as His servants we must imitate Him in love, humility and servanthood and have a simple lifestyle.

Humility of John the Baptist

Mat 3:4; 11:11  Now John himself was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.... “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he."

John the Baptist, a true prophet lived a simple life. Our Lord told us that all those who live luxuriously are royalties, authorities or businessmen. So all those who claim themselves as servants of God but live luxuriously are false servants or false prophets since they are neither businessmen nor royalties. Do not fear them.

Humility of Peter and John

Act 3:6  Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”

Peter and John served God faithfully, performed many miracles, mightily used by God, yet they were penniless. All those who want to follow our Lord must lay down everything at His feet.

Luke 18:28  Then Peter said, “See, we have left all and followed You.”

Mat 19:21  Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."

Brethren, false prophets and false teachers are very rich for they hoard treasures on earth. They are without the Holy Spirit. They do not fear God. They blaspheme His holy Name with deceptions, heresies, abominations, lies, etc. It is so sickening to see these depraved pastors and televangelists ordering our Lord God Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth to perform their demands of healings, prospering, blessings, etc. with such arrogance. Do not be partakers with these wolves.