By: Charles Awuzie –
WARNING: THIS IS HOT 🔥 AND MIGHT HURT:
“The mindset that you need to materialistically succeed in ministry by the standards of men is demonic. Any man who lectures you on materialistic success in ministry is from hell.”
Things They Teach You Include:
1) How to get invitations to preach from pulpit to pulpit around the world – is preaching from pulpit to pulpit all there’s to ministry? Listen again, if you can’t do ministry outside the pulpit, you don’t have a ministry. Go home.
2) They tell you how to network, obtain and maintain relationships with pastors who can host you in their churches – even if it means to compromise the truth to retain such relationships? You guys are jokers with a heart of mammon. Every genuine servant of Christ will esteem the truth above every form of human relationships. No time for games. So, because I want to be hosted by Major Prophet Dr. Ahab of Jezebel International Ministries, I should not boldly speak the truth against his gimmicks? I am just asking. See, if you are the type who is pursuing materialistic success in ministry, you will definitely sell the Truth (Jesus) for 30 pieces of Silver. You are Judas.
3) Those who teach you materialistic success in ministry over emphasize the need to BUILD. Build what? Is that the mandate? Every ministers’ conference that I attended had this ‘build’ element in them. They teach you to build your brand, build an auditorium, build relationships, follow fathers who have built etc. It’s about build, build, build. Crazy. Pastors now desire to build 50,000 capacity auditorium as if that’s the commission. Did Jesus ever say “build for me”? Listen, Jesus said “I WILL BUILD”, that’s not your job unless you are building your own empire. Your job is to preach the good news of the finished work of Christ to all. Peter once wanted to BUILD also and Jesus interrupted him before he finished speaking his myopic building vision. If you focus on building this and that, you won’t fulfil the great commission. You will definitely bow to mammon somehow in the process of building. Mammon is the god of building. He helps people build towers of babels with the guise of trying to reach God. Mammon will help you to build whatever you want to build. That’s why denominational Christianity has a lot of mammon in it. If you want to live above mammon, focus on preaching the pure gospel of what Jesus did and who He is. Mature the Saints unto ministry. After maturing the Saints, release them. Don’t lock them up in the prison you call church. Send them forth.
4) Finally, the latest thing in ministry today is what they call Excellence in Ministry. Another thrash. Your excellent auditorium is filth before God. Call it dung Before God and you won’t be wrong. I once heard a pastor say that his vision is to Build a ministry like a certain denomination in Abuja who is known for ‘excellence’. Chai, Carnal pastors everywhere. If that’s your vision, you have lost your way. You have lost the fire for Christ. You are doomed yet you think you stand. God is looking for missionaries to send to Iraq and we are locked up in our excellence wearing Gucci. Nonsense.
The end time Army will be people who are not desiring to build anything besides building the Saints in the truth.
The end time Army will desire no excellence except the excellence of the knowledge of Christ.
This end time army will not seek relationship with pastors to host them because their target 🎯 is not honorarium but their target is to establish the truth in the hearts of millions. They will establish a pulpit in the center of the world – in the marketplace, online and everywhere where humans are found. Those who teach you how to scout for church invitations are lazy bones looking for cheap honorarium without honor. They will soon be out of business.
Believe it or not, the replacement army is rising. So many things that made sense few years ago won’t make sense again today. The truth has come to stay. If you want to stand up for Jesus and preach Jesus, go ahead and do so. If you want to use Jesus as a vehicle to your ambitions, we will push you down. You will crash and your wickedness will be exposed.
Be ware of materialistic success in ministry. Just focus on Jesus. Don’t envy any ministry with crowd or miracles etc. Don’t envy those whose members worship. Don’t wish to be like them. Don’t desire the filth everyone calls excellence – The streets of heaven where we are going is tarred with pure gold. Focus on eternity.