Managing the household of God as a chief servants is to Pastors, Bishops and Church leaders. Feeding the people of God is to all men and women of God.
For this article I shall address the feeding work of a man of God because of the burden of the Lord and his pain against many men of God.
The Lord spoke to me one hot afternoon in Jos Nigeria as I was in a state of agony and pain. I asked the Lord why he tortured me and had caused me to suffer so much. Instead of the Lord pointing out my sins, or saying what I must do to be free, He replied “My servants have disappointed me”.
Although I don’t know the correlation of my suffering and His reply, it was later, that the Spirit opened my eyes to see what the Lord had seen and why He grieved for the Christian Church.
And one may ask, how did we disappoint God?
Many, very many men of God have disappointed God in the work he has given them to do, in management and in feeding; but it is more on what and how we feed His people.
And do not say who am I to teach and know these things. For the wisdom of God only by His Spirit. Therefore, he whom the Lord has sent, speaks the wisdom of God.
This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. Zechariah 4:6
Let it be known that, just as God had accused the Prophets (Ezekiel 34, Jeremiah 23:13) of old of being the reason his people strayed from His path, likewise, majority of this generation’s preachers and men of God are the reason why many in the Christian Church have strayed from the ways of God, for which many from the Christian Church perishes.
“Among the prophets of Samaria I saw this repulsive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray. –Jeremiah 23:13
Many Prophets of this age are the sole reason why the Lord’s people suffer in darkness. They are the reason why the nations don’t respect our faith. They are the reason why revival has tarried and why my God grieves on behalf of the Christian Church.
What is their teaching like? What does this wickedness look like?
I once attended a program that was supposed to be a frontier to the outbreak of revival, but I went home with great burden and a cry unto God. I asked God to boycott men, even men of God in His bid to revive his people.
Why? Because many men of God of this generation have become experts in fundraising than they are, in rightly declaring the counsel of God.
How can we have a revival when the preaching is channeled to the pocket instead of the heart where the revival takes place?
Sermons that should break hearts are carefully fine-tuned to steal money from people while leaving them empty of what they ought to know and have.
It has become money, money, money. Those who preach salvation collect money. Those who teach healing collect money. Those who preach deliverance collect money. Those who teach God’s blessings collect money. Those who preach God’s providence collect money. Even those who preach revival and back to God messages are seeking money.
Where do these people place the faith of brethren in the word of God which the Lord has required from the Church?
Do I believe in raising funds for God’s work? Yes I do. Do I contribute? Yes I do. I believe that when the Church needs money for God’s work or when they are trying to help out members or Pastors they should make cheerful giving.
But these men sell my God’s Glory for money, I have seen it. They sell God’s natural providence for money. They sell God’s sworn protection to his people for money, and ignore true issues that matter, which is that God desires a man of faith. For it is written;
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matthew 17:20
And this they do at the detriment of the whole truth that ought to be preached to God’s people. And so the Lord saw the dead and perishing populace in His Church and lamented, “my servants have disappointed me“.
The Disciples decried unto Jesus, ‘Lord increase our faith‘. Not Lord increase our seeds or increase our giving.
Giving is great, giving is good, but at what cost is the seed sowing sermon costing us? It has cost us men of great faith. And Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth”?
This overemphasized seed money sermon has cost us men who rely whole heartedly on the unshakable promises of God which shall come to pass in its own time. It has caused us to have weak Church people who cannot produce God’s power on their own without thinking about sowing seed to a Pastor; this, Jesus and the apostles did not teach.
Now we have Men who cannot tarry for long because they are promised protection, deliverance, riches and safety when they give out money. Meanwhile God was, and is still looking for praying men and women; He is looking for a praying Church and He shall never substitute fire for money.
It also has caused the poor among us who cannot give to feel unbelonged to the preaching of many, whereby the gospel was to reach the poor first.ALSO READ How to serve and find the face of the God of the Bible – The Fear of God
How exactly does these teachings and man cooked preaching really lead the people into hell?
We know that fasting itself is sacrificial, and time spent before God is also sacrificial. And then we need to bribe God to answer us our prayers. So the faith in God has been substituted to faith in money and they call it seed of faith.ALSO READ How to serve and find the face of the God of the Bible – The Fear of God
Faith itself is a seed said a friend. He who has faith as small as a mustard seed shall move mountains said the Lord.
For most people in the church, our faith is dead. They cannot trust God absolutely for result. And if a Church is without people who can pray and have firm faith in God, the Glory cannot descend. And so we cost ourselves the finger of God.
I have seen the collection of money for God to save souls. Deception! Utter deception!! Are we to evangelize and pray for souls to be saved or are we to bribe God to save them? Shall God now descend to do evangelism for us?
The Church is full of bedeviled people looking for deliverance. The Church is full of lost people going to hell. The Church is full of people seeking truth and a way to shed the old self. Many are seeking glory and many seek the outpouring of God’s Spirit. The answer to these things is not money, but the truth; the whole truth.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. –
And what is the truth? The truth is the word of God. For it is written; “Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth”-John 17:17. And what does this word of God say?
“His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” –2 Peter 1:3
So, it is by the knowledge of God. It is by the closer we are to God, the faith we put in him, his presence in our lives, by it, we gain the providence and the overwhelming provisions of this Christian race. Now, this ought to be the number one focus of the ministry of a man of God. To expose men to God whereby they shall access whatever they need by faith.
And a friend of mine decried and said, “these people cry to a God they don’t know”. Now this is the pain of the Lord.
For it has pained my Lord that His people do not yet know Him. Yet these men has sold my God as a money glutton; whereby the Lord has always desired the heart of His people over their sacrifices.
For Obedience is greater than Sacrifice and to know God, better than offerings and money.
The people of God who ought to know God, serve Him, and do all it takes to gain His approval, do not make these efforts. Because these end time preachers sell the natural providence meant for those who know God and are faithful to Him, as a commodity obtained by seed sowing and reaping.
And so many Church people remain in darkness, poverty and wretchedness, naked, powerless, sick, and without God. And of which when many shall die, they shall not enter into life. And so they make the suffering of my God on the cross vain unto many.
For this the Lord laments. The people to whom he has appointed servants are lost because these servants do their selfish bid; but they shall not escape His judgements. For whatever a man sows he shall reap. Those who delight in deceiving the people of my God, shall face his wrath in due time.
By teaching as doctrine, manipulated theology and self though ideas, instead of the faithful word of God, the Lord has taken away from many, the true power of God.
All many can do now is cast out evil spirits which is possible even for an unbeliever through the Power in the name of Jesus. But for the true fire and move of God, they cannot produce. Why? Because the Lord has not found them perfect in his sight.
Seemingly, many men of God has forgotten that the first assignment of a man of God is to make Disciples of Christ out of all nations.
It is not just to grow mega Churches full of men. It is not just to dish us prophecies and take us to the prophetic. It is not to raise rich men and women among us of whom many has become a burden to God and to the Church. It is not to declare blessings and proclamations on us; but to expose us to the knowledge of God.
For the great commission has not changed and it will not change. Making Disciples of all nations is the command. Disciples of who? Disciples of The Way, The Truth and The Life. Disciples who follow the way of Christ, Disciples who have and know the Truth, and Disciples in whose life the Life of Christ made real.
Let it be known this day, my God is done struggling with man, His judgment shall be swift if we repent not and do His bid.
Again, do I believe in sowing seed? Yes I do. I believe in making sacrificial donations to support God’s work. I also believe in sacrificial thanksgiving and offerings. But I also believe in declaring the whole counsel of God without fear or tremble; and to the channel all ministerial efforts towards the growth of a Christian man and to keep them pure for God; for this is the law of the spirit unto a true man of God.