GOD USES DIFFERENT METHODS TO HEAL, AND PERFORM MIRACLES. THE HEALING AND THE MIRACULOUS MINISTRY. (FIND OUT YOUR PATTERN).

God does not change but His method changes, in the Bible God used different methods to heal people, many received unspeakable miracles through different methods, and God is still doing that today, don’t think healing and miracles must come in one set way.

God can not and will never change but His ways changes and the way He does His things changes, the way He minister’s to us change’s Malachi 3:6. For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Jesus Christ has done it before and His name can still heal and perform miracles today, tomorrow and forever. Hebrews 13:8. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

The healing and the miraculous ministry is a ministry of many side’s, some times don’t expect God to use you the same way He is using others, do what the Lord tell’s  you to do or what the Lord show’s you to do, every man and woman God called, He gave them His pattern for their live’s and ministries.

God can decide to use you the same way He is using another minister at a particular time but not every time, Moses was given a particular pattern by God on how to build the temple, God told Moses to strike the rock and in another place God said to Moses, speak to the rock.

Exodus 17:6. Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Numbers 20:8. Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

The Lord specifically told Moses how to build the temple and his structures, God has a pattern for you and your ministry but you must go to Him in prayer and fasting to be able to discover His blue prints for your life and ministry.

Exodus 25:9. According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.

The secret place is the place of discovery and revelations.

Exodus 25:40. And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the mount.

Pattern: means design, decoration, marking, structure, plan, form, format, framework, composition, constitution, shape, make-up, configuration, fashion, model, style, influence, control, guide, lead, direct, determine, and blueprint.

Don’t be like Naaman, a man who wanted the miracle his way. (2 Kings 5:1-12).

Method: means a particular procedure for accomplishing or approaching something, especially a systematic way or establishing things, practice, system, formula, process, means, medium, technique, procedure, routine, strategy, recipe, rule, tactic, mechanism, tack, approach, pattern.

Follow God methods and patterns for your life and ministry, you can not  be the best of another, you can only be the photocopy of the person and every photocopy isn’t original.

When you follow other God given patterns and methods, you become the second of that person but when you follow God given methods and patterns for your life and ministry, you become the best and the original.

You can only be the great of who’s methods and patterns you followed but you can be the greatest of you when you follow God’s methods and patterns for your life and ministry.

Tomorrow I will show you about different methods from the Bible great men and women of old used, and different methods from the Bible you can use but remember it’s not wrong to follow another man’s methods but it’s more preferable to add your own methods.

Your methods, is your uniqueness.

By: Ninyo Omidiji


UNMASKING THE EVIL PRACTICE OF MAMMON IN THE CHURCH (part 1)

Mammon Has Gone Undercover! It operates largely unnoticed, unhindered, seamlessly and unashamedly in what is supposed to be the church today.  

It has become the object of worship for many who claim to go to church today but they don’t know. “They know not what they they worship”.

The pulpits hold briefs for mammon with much enthusiasm. The pews buy into it as if it’s going out of fashion.

Men who used to be ambassadors for Christ have turned to ambassadors for money. But they still do it “in the name of the Lord” so many don’t notice the change.

They travel by air and by road, across the globe ostensibly with the gospel. But it is not the gospel of Jesus Christ, it is another gospel.

The Bible has become an instrument of manipulation in their hands. They use it to raise money off people.

It has become an instrument of intimidation. They use it to cower people into submission and keep them in bondage of fear.

They are servants of mammon, god of money. They despise Christ thoroughly even though they call his name and pretend to work for Him.

Heads up friends. If you think mammon will overtly operate among God’s people and announce itself, then you have been deceived too.

It is on a covert operation.  It disguises itself as seed-sowing.  It masquerades as tithes and offerings.  It wears the garb of first fruits offerings.

Again, all sorts of offerings with fancy names, too numerous to name have taken over the landscape of what is considered by many to be church today.

Yes I know you are angry right now! That mammon you worship unknowingly is already stiring you up to pick a stone at me.

By all means, you can pick it!  But just before you cast it, I need you to answer this question:

Why did your daddies turn everything in the Bible that was agricultural into money? They even convinced you that money wasn’t a legal tender in Bible days and you believed it.

And why does every appearance of the word “seed” in the Bible sound like money to your daddy?

“IT IS ONLY WITH THE HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT VIA THE WORD,  YOU CAN BE ABLE TO UNMASK THE EVIL PRACTICE OF MAMMON IN THE CHURCH.”

You are lazy! Yes you!  You are too lazy to search the scriptures by yourself and find the truth. That’s why you have become a cheap pawn in the hands of bible-preaching fraudsters. 

You are too lilly-livered to challenge agelong traditions even when they contradict the doctrine of Christ. You would rather show bravado in their defence. You are a victim of charismatic manipulations but you think you are the beneficiary.

Your “daddy pastor” sits down to supervise your fleecing. He invites fellow wolves-in-sheep’s clothing” from overseas or wherever to come over and fleece you.

They raise money off you. They make merchandise of you by quoting few promises in the Bible out of context. They dangle carrots before you and give you promissory notes.

They tell you some fables and grass-to-grace stories as testimonies. They ask you to give money and call it “millionaire club seed” and you believe them.

They call it your “next level seed” and you believe them. You even go borrow money to meet their demands. You are too gullible sir!

They say things like “your prophet is your profit” and you believe them.

They preach ressurection message  and ask you to give  ressurection seed and you believe them.

They use hell fire to preach to you and ask you to sow hell fire seed and you still believe them. My dear you are too vulnerable. You can believe anything!

And you are this vulnerable because you don’t know the Jesus of the bible. That’s why those who have mastered the art of turning Jesus to an industry are fleecing you and you are loving it.

Jesus said “You err, not knowing the scriptures nor the  power of God”.

And I love the rendering of The Message Translation: Jesus answered, “You’re off base on two counts: You don’t know your Bibles, and you don’t know how God works.

Matthew 22:29‭ MSG.

Some of those that you call papas belong among a brood of vipers. Green snakes under the green grass.  A ruthless racket who only pretend to care about you.

False teachers and smooth talkers whose god is their belly. May God open your eyes to see!

So, now that I have touched your god, mammon, you can start casting the stones. I’m waiting!

Error is loud, we will be louder! Shalom!

LYING ON THE ALTAR WHEN PREACHING IS NOT A SIN – Says Mammon Preachers

 

Call NO man father

By: Mr. Abiodun Jemilohun


WHY YOU MUST CALL NO MAN YOUR FATHER (Mat  23:7-10)

There seems to be a confusion in regard what Jesus meant by the statement “Call no man your father.” 

Someone asked me to address the subject. I also believe it is appropriate to do so because of the controversy it is currently generating.

“7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.” (Mat  23:7-10)

A number of people have accused Paul of violating Jesus’ command for referring to himself as “father” in his relationship to the Corinthian Church. Some have gone as far as calling him heretic. Let me state clearly that I do not share such view.

“For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” (1Co 4:15)

But Peter called Mark who was not his biological son “My son.”  In other words, he called himself his father. So, we can say he also violated Jesus’ command.

“The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus MY SON.” (1Peter 5:13)

John the beloved also called the brethren “Children” severally in his writings. In fact, he called them “Little children.” So, we can say he also referred to himself as “father” contrary to Jesus’ command.

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (3John 1:4)

“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (1John 2:1)

“I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.” (1John 2:12

We have to start on the premise that whatever Jesus said in that statement is figurative. If not, we are all guilty of violating Jesus’s command for calling our earthly progenitors “fathers.”

We have to be careful how we interpret the Bible. There are many figurative expressions in the Bible that cannot be taken literally. Otherwise, we would fall into error.

Jesus spoke in the language of the common people of His day. Some of His statements cannot be taken literally in the modern sense.

For example, the statements of Jesus “Call no man your Father” or “do not be called Master”  cannot be taken literally. The Jews understood Him perfectly because He spoke in their language. The Rabbis of that time were referred to as “fathers” and “masters.” They were considered as the final authority in matters of doctrine and scriptural knowledge. Their words were final as far as spiritual matters were concerned. They were considered as the Oracle of God. They usurped the position of the Scripture and God in the lives of the people. This was why Jesus reprimanded them for exalting their commandments and traditions above the commandments of God. They took the position of God in the lives of the people.

“3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? 4  For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. 5  But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 6  And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.” (Mat 15:2-6)

So, this is what Jesus meant when He said “Call no man your father” or “Do not be called  master”. He was saying let no man be the final authority in your life except God. Let no man take the position of the Scripture in your life. Let no man take the position of God in your heart. Let God have the final say in your life. This is the context in which Jesus spoke and the people He spoke to understood Him. It is different from referring to people as “father” or “Chilren” out of familiarity or affection like the apostles did.

Now, the Nigerian situation is similar to the situation of the Jews of Jesus’ time. Many of the people being referred to as “fathers” and “daddies” have taken the position of the Scripture and Christ in the lives of their followers. They are the final authority as far as spiritual matters are concerned and not the explicit commands of the Scripture. They have waxed all kinds of denominational traditions and doctrines that clearly violate the scriptures like the Pharisees of old. They are not to be questioned or challenged even when they are wrong. They are master and lord.

As for the Apostle Paul, we know that he didn’t seek to take the place of God in the lives of the Churches he planted. He never sought to take the place of the Scripture. He made Christ the primary focus of the Church.

“1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 2  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.3  And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.4  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:  5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” (1Cor 2:1-5)

Paul used the word “father” in his relationship with the Corinthians to portray the  affection he had for them and to remind them that he was the one God used to bring them to the knowledge of Christ. This is not the same as what Christ warned the disciples against.

A word of caution to those who call Paul heretic:

Let’s bear in mind that Paul was a well-read man who understood the cultures and philosophies of the Jews and the Greeks and had his peculiar style of writing. Unless we put this into consideration, we will inevitably misinterpret some of his writings to mean what he did not intend. Even Peter attested to this fact. He gave his writings the same level of authority the Old Testament scriptures have. So, we will be making a grave error if we start challenging them this way without due consideration for their context.

“15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16  As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also THE OTHER SCRIPTURES, unto their own destruction.” (2Pet 15-16)

We have to be careful how we interpret the Bible. Once we start challenging the scriptures, we are inadvertently elevating ourselves above the scriptures like the Rabbis of Jesus’ time. We are also inevitably saying there is no absolute truth. Such attitude won’t take us to the desired end. It is better to seek for more understanding in areas that are unclear in the scriptures rather than to outrightly take a position that goes contrary.

May the Lord bless our understanding.

Shalom!

THE FIRST AND THE LAST QUESTIONS GOD ASKED MAN AT THE FIRST FALL

By: Clement  Utukogu


WHAT CHRIST EXPECTED OF CHRISTIANS IN THIS END TIME – Now that most of the teachings and works of the false teachers or pastors have been revealed, what is expected of us? “Of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do” (1 Chronicles 12:32). What should we do? Here are some scriptural admonitions:

WE ARE TO MARK THEM AND AVOID THEM: “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them” (Romans 16:17). Those whose conducts and teachings contradict the Word of God are to be marked and avoided. This requires discernment and judgment in light of the Bible. And they cannot be marked and avoided, unless they are judged according to the Word of God.

WE ARE TO REBUKE THEM: “Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith” (Titus 1:13). This was written to Titus, because there were those who go from house to house subverting whole houses with false doctrines (Titus 1:10-16). Churches are subverting whole houses with their false doctrines today, and we are contented with sitting silently, idly, our arms folded and looking away, while they do this, without rebuking and admonishing people on what to do. The faithful servant of the Lord should be “Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers” (Titus 1:9).

WE ARE TO HAVE NO FELLOWSHIP WITH THEM: “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11). Reprove means to censure, condemn, find fault, rebuke, and to refute. How can we obey this Scripture unless we try them by the Word of God?

WE ARE TO WITHDRAW FROM THEM: “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which ye received of us” (2 Thessalonians 3:6).

We are to withdraw from those whose doctrine and conduct do not conform to the Word of God. The context clearly shows that obedience to sound doctrine is what Paul has in mind when he says, “If any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet, count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother” (2 Thessalonians 3:14-15). Paul advised Timothy to “withdraw himself [thyself]” from those who “consent not to wholesome words … and to the doctrine which is according to godliness” (I Timothy 6:3-5).

WE ARE TO TURN AWAY FROM THEM: Concerning the last days, he says that some will have “a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. from such turn away” for such people are “never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:5,7). How can we turn away from them if we do not identify them, and this requires that their message be compared to the Word of God. It is the business of the true preacher to: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” (2 Timothy 4:2). This is usually an unpopular and thankless task but it is the duty of the God-called man.

WE ARE NOT TO RECEIVE THEM INTO OUR HOUSE: “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds” (2 John 10,11). There is no doubt about whom John is referring to, it is “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ…” (2 John 9). By radio, TV, music and literature, false prophets are brought into the homes of many Christians today. Brethren, this ought not to be!

WE ARE TO REJECT HERETICS: “A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject” (Titus 3: 10). We should reject those who deny redemption by the blood of Christ. There are many who deny this or some other doctrine of the Word of God. If they will not respond to being admonished, then they are to be rejected.

WE ARE TO LOOK OUT FOR THOSE WHO PREACH ANOTHER GOSPEL: Paul warned about those who preached “another Jesus … another spirit … or another gospel” (2 Corinthians 11:4). How can we know them unless we judge their Jesus, their spirit, and their gospel by the Word of God? Paul called such preachers “false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:13). He explains in verses 14 and 15 that these preachers are the ministers of Satan. The God-called man must be just as faithful today in exposing the ministers of Satan.

Paul warned the Galatians about those who “pervert the gospel of Christ”. He also said, “If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:6-9). Multitudes today are preaching a perverted gospel. Those who teach that tithing is a requirement for salvation, that is, salvation by works, are teaching a perverted gospel. If we fail to expose these false prophets, then we have betrayed Christ and His gospel.

WE ARE TO SEPARATE FROM THEM: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch no the unclean thing; and I will receive you” (2 Corinthians 6:17).

This makes it plain. God’s people are to come out of apostasy and religious error. How can any Bible believer remain in the congregation of the dead? “A man who wanders from the way of understanding Will rest in the assembly of the dead” (Proverbs 21:16). How can they remain among compromising evangelicals and wishy-washy fundamentalists?

GOD’S PERMISSIVE WILL (GRACE) IS NOT HIS PERMITTED WILL (TRUTH)

By Theophulus Izobofolo


DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OLD TIME CHURCH SERVICE AND MODERN TIME CHURCH SERVICES

these are the 19 difference between old-time church service and modern time church service:

  1. When the choristers of the old time finish singing, the congregation burst into tears because they sang down the glory, but in the modern, after the Delilahs and Jezebels finish singing, the congregation respond with a clap offering returning Ichabod to Ichabod.
  2. In the old, during message, the congregation cry and tell God that they are sorry, but today, as message is going on people drop money, blow whistle and shout “ride on pastor”.
  3. The old went to Church and the message gave them faith but the modern went to church and the message gave them fake (olive oil, handkerchief, apron, sticker, holy water and calendars of their G. O.)
  4. The ancient carried their bible in booklet because they were not ashamed of Jesus but some today carry ipad to church because they feel shy to be identified with Jesus and to such, Jesus will be ashamed of you on the last day.
  5. The old go to church with their hair covered with their head ties but the modern cover their hair with Brazillian weavon.
  6. During prayers, the ancient close their eyes and give God their whole attention but the modern open their eyes, looking around like armedrobbers and even answers calls during prayers.
  7. The old dance godly dance to thanksgiving and offering but the modern is not even afraid to dance doro, awilo and azonto even before the altar.
  8. The ancients go to church with their body covered and are focused on inner beauty but the modern wears mini skirt, show everything, and everything on her is artificial and ends up looking like “mermaid”. They are prone to falling at the slightest prayer because all she is putting on has a demon attached to it.
  9. In the old, sinners go home weeping but today sinners go home rejoicing.
  10. The ancients answer altar calls with tears rolling down their faces.They determine to live a new life by God’s grace. The modern do the same chewing gum and after still go back to their sinful lifestyle.
  11. In the ancient times pastors and preachers spoke and taught the whole truth on marriage, morality, repentance, righteousness, restitution, holiness within and and without, white throne judgement, hell fire and heaven. Today, modern pastors and preachers don’t teach the whole truth because they themselves are guilty and also don’t want to offend the congregation.
  12. In ancient times conversion of souls was counted to the glory of God for how many were saved and their lives changed. Today, modern pastors and preachers count attendance to measure tithe and offering on Sundays and other weekly services and special programmes.
  13. In ancient times God’s holy presence could be felt in their places of worship. Today, most places of worship are so beautifully built and decorated but the feeling seems more like club houses and opera halls.
  14. In the ancient times, all men and women were equal in God’s presence. Nobody had a special seat. But modern day churches have seats specially kept for politicians, billionaires and big offering givers. They even pause in the middle of the sermon, ask everybody to rise up and welcome a politician who had just arrived. They will say, *give honour to whom it is due*.
  15. In the old times, ministers were called by God and they were first converted and having genuine testimony of a changed and transformed life. But today, modern churches employ pastors and put them on salary. They employ musicians who sing in the clubs on Friday and Saturday nights and on Sunday they come to sing the religious melody in the churches. No wonder they will spend two hours or more praising and worshiping and dancing, but spend so litlle time on the actual preaching and teaching of God’s word. During the dancing session, the people will be wide awake and excited. But in the less than thirty minutes message they will start dozing. God’s presence obviously is not there.
  16. In the old times when pastors and teachers preach and teach, the Holy Spirit moved in the hearts of the people and confirmed the words with signs following. But today, most of the pastors and preachers are motivational speakers who only motivate and inspire the mind of the people to earthly wealth, success and feel good life style.
  17. In the old times places of worship were places of prayer and the word. Saints came and were edified. Sinners came and were converted. The sick and hurting came and received physical and emotional healing. Today, modern places of worship have become places for fund raising, business workshops and seminars. Buying and selling is the order of the day. Some will even advertise special anointing (olive oil) blessed by the pastor and customised with the Pastor’s name. Some will also buy specially blessed and bottled water by the Pastors. Others will sell different colours of rubber wrist bangles that have been blessed by these merchandise pastors. They will encourage you to buy the Pastor’s latest book but will not encourage the people to read and study the BIBLE.
  18. In the old times, soul winning was the heart of the Church following the mandate of the great commission. But today, the heart beat of church founders is to make more money. It is now business. Hence they are ready to do anything to make more and more money. They are involved in diabolic practises and in alliance with native doctors who give them false powers to deceive their followers and keep them deceived.
  19. In the old times, church workers were interviewed for consistency of Christian lifestyle and had testimonies/good report of observers before they were brought in to serve. But modern churches today bring in new – comers to join the workforce because they don’t want to loose them. They tell them come as you are. They join the Choir, building committee, ushering, youth leaders and even children workers. No wonder *strange fires* have been kindled in the so called churches. Some of these newcomers remain in the church and grow to become leaders. *They were never born – again*.

Folks! After reading through, where do you belong? The old times or the modern church?

O Lord, revive your work. Send the fire of revival again🔥🔥. May revival precede the rapture.

God bless you. Shalom!

Reference: Clament Ntukogu

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