Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Just when I think that I have seen it all.
I once came across a man with a true authentic prophetic calling. Instead of ministering to the Body of Christ, he opened a business on the east coast of America giving people prophetic words for a fee. Much the same as a clairvoyant psychic does. He could not understand why I thought it was so wrong.
And now I come across this fellow...
What's up with these guys? Actually, I think that this one is just a spoof, mocking Christians.
I can't blame the world for mocking some of us for our marketing 'all things spiritual.' It truly defies my sense of reason to think that any human being who freely obtains revelation from Almighty God has the insensitivity to think that they can then 'package' that revelation and then market it to others.
Think about it. Earthly wisdom comes from below. Earthly wisdom is not heavenly wisdom that comes from above. Biblical wisdom is freely given to humankind by God through his servants.
It is not earthly wisdom that helps us spiritually, it is heavenly wisdom that helps us. Man never originates heavenly wisdom. Man gets heavenly wisdom from the Bible, "God's Word." Man gets heavenly wisdom by revelation from God. God gives all of this to us freely.
Matthew 10:8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Obviously Christ had it wrong, right? What He meant to say was, "Freely ye have received, now repackage what you received freely from Me and Profit from it, making gain in business activity for the benefit of yourselves and the business you make from it.
No? Well then...
Whole ministries are built from the marketing of things freely given by God to humankind. Marketing machines are employed to merchandise that which has been freely God given. And no one seems to see the truth. No one looks at the reality of 'freely' meaning freely.
One could argue that the things sold come from the sellers of them. And that those sellers have the right to sell their things. But that would then mean that it is only earthly wisdom being sold and not the freely given heavenly wisdom from above.
And the conclusion could be made that therefore nothing being sold is the freely given heavenly wisdom that we are told to "Freely give."
GIVE? What! Give out freely what we get freely...
See. We are being caught up in one of the biggest disobedience of what we have been instructed to do by Jesus Himself.
Would Jesus upturn their merchants tables today? You bet He would. All of the materialistic arguments to justify the sale of anything of heaven will not stand up to the laser beam of Matthew 10:8.
You want God's anointing? You want to be smeared with the oil of His presence? You want God to manifest His presence in your ministry to others? Then clean up your act and stop selling that which comes by revelation of the Holy Spirit to you. Stop grieving the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 4:30And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God...
Just because others sell what they get freely from God, does not excuse you, O servant of God, from selling what you get freely from God.