A preacher guy (well known) was on television. He was telling about his divorce but gave no reasons. He said it was private. That’s OK. Then he told about all the amazing things that he said God had done. He was getting all his legal bills paid etc. He got everyone very emotional then (sigh) told everyone if they wanted God to help them that they should send his ministry money.
I REALLY hate this kinda thing.
Jesus said beware preachers cause they would come and “make merchandise of you.” I think this preacher maybe sincere in his ministry however,
I can not believe that a God that can take five loaves and fishes and feed five thousand people really needs this kinda emotional thievery to pay his bills.
I know God personally and I know hes not like this. I was really grumpy about it yesterday and this morning I believe God spoke to me about it.
A small little calm voice said something like “just because Gods servants do something bad does that make God a bad guy?”
I thought about it a sec and laughed and laughed. It was the kinda laughter rarely experienced. The only way I can describe it is “heaven laugher” the kind where ya don’t really know why your laughing but you feel its connected to some sort of deep truth. I was laughing and could not understand why entirely.
Yes Virginia, there is a HOLY God.
Up above all the clouds of our evil tainted understanding and the impure acts of desperate men is something set apart from all we know. There is a HOLY God in heaven. There is pure love and rock solid truth with no stain. To see the questionable actions of those who say they represent God and Judge who God is by them is a slippery trap. It says “in the last days that the love of many will grow cold because iniquities will abound.”
The devil would love for you to see the flaws in God’s servants and say look at God. Hes bad. No! God is only good and in him is NO evil at all. Zero evil, none!
Gods servants mess up badly. Abraham lied about his wife. David killed his loyal soldier to get his soldiers wife. Peter said he didn’t know Jesus and said it with cuss words. These guys can be as evil and cut throat and low life as anyone else. (they do get forgiven though)
to say God’s servants are less than above board some times is a understatement.
Matthew 7:15 (the message translation)
Be wary of false preachers who smile a lot, dripping with practiced sincerity. Chances are they are out to rip you off some way or other. Don’t be impressed with charisma; look for character. Who preachers are is the main thing, not what they say. A genuine leader will never exploit your emotions or your pocketbook”
Even lawyers if they think there is a conflict of interest “recuse” themselves withdrawing from a trial because they believe their interests may be divided. As we to expect less from the self proclaimed servants of the holy God. The source for all integrity? Ya send me your money they say or God wont bless you. Really?
Why not just cut to the chase and say Gods blessing for sale $1000.00 Make a internet site that says so. let it take PayPal, MasterCard visa and discover. Get a coupon for 10% of at your local sizzler when you “donate”. Oh and put a girl in a bikini on it too. arrgg!
I am so sick of this kind of thing! So I am gonna pray for this guy right now and that people see through this satanic set up.