Preachers Preaching Without Paul’s Demonstration or Jesus

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You may have noticed that today’s preachers have no power. Either a pseudo-power of false prophecies and voodoo magic that leaves the person in a worse state after demons get through destroying their emotions and body or intellectual preachers that have academic vernacular, but cannot cast out demons, lay hands on the sick, but still claim that you need to be like Jesus. Did not Jesus do those things?

You must stir up the gifts of God. The confusion comes when one thinks because they have decided to serve this awesome God, who can do anything that he will. He will not. God has given his creatures a mind and a map and says to us, figure it out. He will step in and guide, but for the most part you are on your own. He designed it that way. He created Eve in the Garden of Eden so that Adam would have a partner in the navigation process. If God wanted to be that involved with us, he would not have created Eve. Eve is a purposeful distraction, while God sits back and looks at his fish in the fish bowl. He gives the obstacles as the grand designer and we figure out based upon his map our next move.

Why did I say all that? The reason you can have a pastor preach month after month and year after year without any demonstration like Paul is because people are puffed up with mans wisdom and not God’s. Take for instance the white Christian church, which boast millions of members and yet racism in the US is prevalent. Black churches are not the cause of the division, the color thing was started by white so-called Christians, but how? Because the gospel that is preached is without power. All words and no power. Why? Because God grants power to those who love. Love is the foundation for God’s power. You can exegete and use hermeneutics, but without love, you will not have any POWER.

If every leader in the New Testament Church demonstrates power and your pastor does not, it is because he is not serving the God of the Bible. You cannot teach something and not produce its fruit, if what you are teaching is in your heart. It all starts with the love of God in ones heart. No love and no power. Divorce happens because no love no power to stay married. Get love in and produce love for others and God grants the power.

How do I get the love in? Set your “AFFECTIONS” on things above. Is your conversation more about what you plan to do on earth or what you plan to do when you get to heaven? Are you more focused on the end of life or its middle and beginning? This will reveal if your affections are set properly and if you find they are not, you must begin a Bible binge reading session until the Word overflows in your heart and you literally feel the love of God pouring out. When you read, you make sure you have a yes I will obey attitude. You will struggle with some things in the Word, but you must submit and say within yourself Yes Lord Jesus I will follow.

P.S.

Don’t be confused by those who give either. Most rich people have charitable organizations. Why? It makes them more money. They are the CEO’s of the charity and as such will receive a tithe from the money given from people poorer then them. The motivation isn’t love, but deception and all rich pastors fall into this as the New Testament church is one where all members have the same sufficiency. Don’t expect your rich pastor to teach you about Peter, who had power to cast out demons and heal the sick, to teach you God’s real economics. Rich pastors are like other secular rich people and use charity as another tool for the portfolio.

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4 responses to “Preachers Preaching Without Paul’s Demonstration or Jesus

  1. Well said, it’s a wonder how quick people can be brainwashed to believe some pastors. It’s a business let’s not forget and why do they need so much money? Their philanthropy efforts are funded by their congregations, not from them and I suspect their charity money is used to offset their taxes. If we are to store our riches in heaven then why do they always ask for more money from those who have none?

  2. I agree with some of what you have said but the paragraph I cannot agree with says this:

    “God has given his creatures a mind and a map and says to us, figure it out. He will step in and guide, but for the most part you are on your own. He designed it that way. He created Eve in the Garden of Eden so that Adam would have a partner in the navigation process. If God wanted to be that involved with us, he would not have created Eve. Eve is a purposeful distraction, while God sits back and looks at his fish in the fish bowl. He gives the obstacles as the grand designer and we figure out based upon his map our next move.”

    I can never agree with God being described as an impersonal “from a distance ” type of God who leaves us to figure it out on our own. He is very much up in our life decisions and everyday challenges. The Living God of heaven and earth is filled with compassion for His children and many Scriptures just like :
    “6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” in Deuteronomy 31:6, and
    “5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” – Hebrews 13:5-6,
    show us His Great Love for us.

    • The verses you mention support my point. I wouldn’t have to be told to be strong, if he was standing next to me. I would not have to be reminded that he will never leave or forsake me, if he is always speaking to me. You know how easy the gospel of Jesus Christ would be if God told me specifically what to do next? Or if I could see him show me what to do next, like I would be if I was training to be a doctor. “For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God (Proverbs 2:3-5). That’s a process where there is space between God’s voice and my ears. Don’t miss the point or add to what I am saying. I never said, God was impersonal, you did. I simply stated the truth found in Scripture and experience. Do you recall God telling the people of Israel that because they did not drive out the evil inhabitants that God would not drive them out and simply watch to see if they would follow his commands. Again, what happened in the Garden of Eden? Did not God come on the scene after Adam sinned against him? Did he rush in and say Adam, remember what I said, you sure you want to do that? Did God warn him about Satan coming to tempt him with evil? There was a lot he had to figure out, as well as you. I am sure you have made mistakes and they were not all because you willfully sinned. God doesn’t give us all the pieces, have you not read the Psalms where David cries out to the Lord take not your Spirit from me, could it be that God hides himself (Psalm 44:24, Isaiah 45:15)? or Job who cries out to him for help in the midst of days of silence? Is a helper, someone that is there always or at special times?

      The way that leads to life is narrow, because you have to find it & that requires work. Faith without works is dead. To be a disciple of Jesus you will tested and tried and experience being alone. Even Jesus cried My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

      Thanks for your comment.

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