Monthly Archives: May 2017

SNIPPET OF MY UPCOMING NEW BOOK, “IS YOUR PASTOR A SHEPHERD?”

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My experience as a travelling minister for over 25 years to hundreds of churches all over the world has been overall very negative. The Bible speaks about many of the exact same wrong things I have encountered in the churches.

Here are some examples:

Pastors, who in their greed make up clever lies of sowing seeds in exchange for financial breakthroughs and healing, only to get hold of people’s money. (See 2. Peter 2:3)

Pastors, who instead of caring for the congregation that God has entrusted them and making sure to be a good example of a true humble follower of Jesus Christ to them, instead control every aspect of the members’ lives – including their finances, by obligating them to pay tithes (10% of their income) and special offerings. Those who don’t tithe will be excluded from any ministering function in the church, because they are not seen as “faithful.” (See 1. Peter 5:2-3)

Pastors, who are preaching with deceit, impure motives, and trickery. They try to win you with flattery, pretending to be your friend just to get your money! (See 1. Thessalonians 2:3+5)

Pastors, who give special attention and a good seat [...]

GOD DOES NOT GIVE WHAT YOU DESIRE, BUT WHAT HE DESIRES!

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Scores of Christians falsely believe that God gives them all the desires of their hearts. They base this on the Old Testament passage in Psalms where it says, “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.” Psalm 37:4 NLT

But to shed more light on the above verse, the Bible says in the New Testament: “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.” Philippians 2:13 NLT

In other words, it is God who is working in you to give you the desire that is “His Desire” and the power to do what He wants. So, it is never about what you want, but what He predestined for you to accomplish for His glory’s sake! His desire becomes your desire, and that’s why you will always have the power – meaning His favor and blessing – to do whatever He desires for your life!

We can now also understand when David writes to, “Commit everything you do to the Lord.
Trust Him, and He will help you.” Psalm 37:5 NLT. This means, our desire must align with God’s desire, [...]

PRAYING DOWN THE HOLY GHOST FIRE ON PEOPLE IS UNBIBLICAL

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It is the custom in especially the charismatic church circles to call down fire from heaven over the congregation or pray fire over someone. They also call it the “Holy Ghost Fire” prayer!

But did Jesus ever instruct His disciples to pray that way? No! He didn’t! It is just another of those deceptive foolish practices in church. Here are some Bible scriptures that are often being misused to justify the “Holy Ghost Fire” prayer.

Some interpret the appearance of fire as referring to the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was sent from heaven.

“On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them.” Acts 2:1-3 NLT

It is important to note here when it says, “what looked like flames or tongues of fire” is not literal fire. Does this really mean that we now should pray fire over people?

Then, there is this verse where John the Baptist testify [...]