1. I acknowledge the concern of those who wish we do not write “DISTRESSING” things about the Church or Pastors. If we all keep quiet, who shall WARN the flocks of “… FALSE PROPHETS, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but INWARDLY, THEY ARE RAVENING WOLVES” [Matthew 7:15] Brethren, who can deny PROPHECY is fulfilled, “For THERE SHALL ARISE FALSE CHRISTS, and FALSE PROPHETS, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, THEY SHALL DECEIVE THE VERY ELECT” [Matthew 24:24]The FALSE CHRISTS and FALSE PROPHETS mentioned above are leaders raised in the Church, but FALLEN irredeemably into DISHONOUR, “For it is impossible for those who were ONCE ENLIGHTENED, and have TASTED OF THE HEAVENLY GIFT, and were made PARTAKERS OF THE HOLY GHOST, And have TASTED THE GOOD WORD OF GOD, and the powers of the world to come, IF THEY SHALL FALL AWAY, TO RENEW THEM AGAIN UNTO REPENTANCE; …” [Hebrews 6: 4-6]
2. No man is too ANOINTED to FALL; Consider Satan, of who the Bible says: “Thou art the ANOINTED CHERUB that covereth; and I have set thee so: THOU WAST UPON THE HOLY MOUNTAIN of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire” [Ezekiel 28:14] He FELL on the altar of selfish AMBITION, as it is written: “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High” [Isaiah 14:14] AMBITION, that is, unbridled AFFECTION contrary to the WILL of God is the MOTHER of LUST. For this reason, when any man comes to God through Jesus Christ, he is required to CRUCIFY SELF, “And they that are Christ’s have CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH THE AFFECTIONS AND LUSTS” [Galatians 5:24] We renounce ALL RIGHTS to whatsoever we ever desired to be, to become what God wants us to be. Evidently, some keep back pockets of LUST; notwithstanding, God gives GIFTS and CALLINGS” to ALL who come to Him through Jesus Christ, “… for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and SENDETH RAIN ON THE JUST AND ON THE UNJUST” [Matthew 5:45, See also Romans 11:29] Whereas LUST may not stop a man from becoming an Apostle or Church Leader, it will CORRUPT his SOUL and drag him into a battle he cannot win, “For the FLESH LUSTETH AGAINST THE SPIRIT, and the SPIRIT AGAINST FLESH: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that YE CANNOT DO THE THINGS THAT YE WOULD” [Galatians 5:17]
3. No man is too POPULAR to FALL; you are wise to FOCUS on your Pastor’s HANDLING of the WORD of God, than his material status, “… for MAN LOOKETH ON THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE, but the LORD LOOKETH ON THE HEART” [1 Samuel 16:7] The WORD we minister is the SPIRIT and LIFE of Jesus Christ; “It is the SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH; the FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING: the WORDS THAT I SPEAK unto you, THEY ARE SPIRIT, and THEY ARE LIFE” [John 6:63] Wherever LUST is present, the FLESH rules and there is DISHONESTY, MANIPULATION and REBELLION in the ministry of the WORD. Those who inflame your soul with PROMISES of “MATERIAL PROSPERITY” in the name of Jesus Christ HANDLE the WORD of God DISHONESTLY ”… this is THE PROMISE that he hath promised us, even ETERNAL LIFE” [1John 2:25] When they quote copiously from the OLD TESTAMENT without relaying to you the “BETTER HOPE” of the NEW COVENANT, they MANIPULATE you, “For the LAW MADE NOTHING PERFECT, but the bringing in of A BETTER HOPE did; by the which we draw nigh unto God” [Hebrews 7:1] The NEW TESTAMENT offers us LIBERTY in perfect CONFORMITY Christ, not any man; living or dead. Those who intrude into your FAITH as PATRIACHS or spiritual FATHERS do so to MANIPULATE you into BONDAGE. The Bible says: “… ALL YE ARE BRETHREN. And CALL NO MAN YOUR FATHER upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven” [Matthew 23:8-9] We are BRETHREN, those who teach otherwise lure you into active REBELLION against God.
4. The LEAVEN of secret AMBITION, hid for many years, has brought forth a breed of Church leaders who “… PROFESS THAT THEY KNOW GOD, BUT IN WORKS THEY DENY HIM, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate” [Titus 1:16] Jesus Christ told us to build DISCIPLES, not grandiose Cathedrals, universities, Bible schools, hospitals, etc. He did not instruct us to build hospitals in His NAME; He is our HEALER. The school built by God is the heart redeemed by the BLOOD of Jesus, where the HOLY GHOST dwells, not faculties of human wisdom. All these and such like them are DEAD WORKS of drowning souls seeking to JUSTIFY their selfish AMBITIONS before men, as it is written: “… Ye are they which JUSTIFY YOURSELVES BEFORE MEN but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is HIGHLY ESTEEMED AMONG MEN IS ABOMINATION in the sight of God” [Luke 16:15] Dearly beloved, watch out for those who extort your meagre resources and turn around to VINDICATE themselves, “… men of CORRUPT MINDS, and destitute of the truth, SUPPOSING THAT GAIN IS GODLINESS: from such WITHDRAW THYSELF” [1Timothy 6:5] Beloved, I challenge you to SEE beyond the deceitfulness of CRASS MATERIALISM; look through the eyes of God and deliver yourself from ENEMIES of your SOUL, “WHOSE END IS DESTRUCTION, WHOSE GOD IS THEIR BELLY, and whose glory is in their shame, WHO MIND EARTHLY THINGS)” [Philippians 3:18-19]
5. Friend, the appearance of the Lord is at hand; REPENT and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, Amen