GOLDEN CALF MINISTRY
“And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him” [Exodus 32:1]
1. God raises prophets in every age.
They are His mouthpiece and the arrowheads of His prophetic agenda. They stand in for Christ in their generations, as type and representation of His salvation. There were also false prophets in every age, as it is written: “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” [1John 4:1] False prophets are popular among the people, they deceive with sweet words, preaching that gain is godliness [1 Timothy 6:5] Jesus Christ is the Spirit of prophecy, as it is written: “…the testimony of Christ is the spirit of prophecy” [Revelation 19:10b] If any claims to be a prophet and does not testify of Christ and of His prophetic agenda, he is on his own.
2. Moses was a prophet.
He stood in the place of Christ as savior of his people. The stories of Moses, plagues and the crossing of Red Sea are true and fulfilled the promise of God to Abraham. More than 400 years before the event, God said to Abraham: “… Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance” [Genesis 15:13-14] At the appointed time, God brought Moses out of the wilderness to fulfil His purpose. God said to Moses: “Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt” [Exodus 3:10]
3. Israel worshipped God in the wilderness.
He led them in the way, as it is written: “And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:” [Exodus 13: 21] Though they were in Church and had unrestrained access to God’s goodness, the people were restless. As soon as Moses was out of sight, on the mountain with God, sons of Belial among them came to Aaron. It is written: “And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him” [Exodus 32:1]
4. Israel danced and worshipped before the golden calf.
They chanted the same songs they sang to God, to their idol. They wore the same clothes and danced even more vigorously than they did to God. God also sent prophets to this generation, but as soon as they were gone to be with the Lord the people turned to the golden calf. They read the same Bible, sang the same songs and called the name of Jesus to their golden calves. This Church is polluted by plethora of golden calf ministries, pushing claims to legitimacy in prosperity of fools. Thus says the Lord: “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” [Revelation 3:17]
5. Every fire leaves ashes.
Every prophet is a flaming torch from the Lord, as it is written: “And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire” [Hebrews 1:7] When the prophet is done and gone, two things happen. One, a little flock gather and stay true to revealed Truth [Luke 12:32] Two, a reckless band assemble around ashes of the fire and set it ablaze with strange fire to fabricate a golden calf. The ashes of the flames of fire that fell on the Apostles were gathered in Rome to raise the first denomination. After the Reformation and subsequent revivals, many groups arose from the debris to forms assortment of religious organizations. After the Azousa revival, apostate Pentecostals took the pieces and colonized the earth with golden calf ministry. The legacy of power and spiritual gifts that broke forth at Azousa and elsewhere were adulterated with heresies and doctrines of devils to raise a lukewarm generation addicted to prosperity of fools [Revelation 3:15-16]
6. The golden calf ministry is a snare.
It is a franchise from hell sold to those who want to serve their own gods. Beloved, Jesus Christ is coming soon. Examine yourself in the light of the Bible and not denominational doctrine or what you think is right. Line up your life with Jesus Christ not any man. This world is set for judgment. The Lord Jesus Christ is calling you out of the golden calf ministry to escape looming damnation. Thus says the Lord: “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” [Revelation 18:4] I cannot tell where you belong, but I plead with you to the needful, as it is written: “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” [2 Corinthians 13:5] The choice is yours. If you are not born again, accept Jesus Christ today as your Lord and Saviour. If you are, come out of the golden calf ministry today.
Pastor Tego Adesulure