Monthly Archives: January 2018

Never trust your Church elders more than God

Disclaimer: This post is not about bashing nor maligning your Church elders but rather knowing the difference between them and God.

All praise to the Lord God who gives elders in the Church to help us in the mission of preaching the Gospel to all nations and making disciples of them. May the Holy Spirit lead and guide them in the grace of God. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. (Psalm 118:8)

Never trust your Church elders more than God. Now I do not say disrespect them but rather give due respect to them. However that being said,  never make your Church elders a god  above the Lord God. This will put you in deep error and eventual darkness if you refuse to repent in this area.

Now the Bible says in Jeremiah 17:5-8 :-

Thus says the Lord:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
    and makes flesh his strength,
    whose heart turns away from the Lord.
He is like a shrub in the desert,
    and shall not see any good come.
He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness,
    in an uninhabited salt land.

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
    whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
    that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
    for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
    for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

By the above verses it is very obvious that we as believers in Christ are not to make flesh our strength but rather are to trust in the Lord God. To make it clear, we cannot let any man, even the one’s who are the Church elders tell us not to pray to God. It’s very obvious that any Church elder who hinders you from worshiping Jesus Christ is a manifest heretic claiming to be a Christian!

So what I just said, is this a new teaching? No, not at all but something that needs to be reiterated. The following verses of Jude 1:3-4 confirm this:

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Each of those who profess the Christian faith are already warned about certain people who for the record; pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.  And now such people might not be, each and every person you see in Church but just a few you need to beware of.  The basic thing would be to never give heed to any words and philosophies by any one at any level in the Church which contradicts the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

It’s very rare that anyone in the church might tell you to not worship God, because they know that they will be found out and tackled very soon. However  do be on your guard against such people.

There is a higher chance of people who may misdirect all the glory which is due to God to themselves. No matter what healing you receive by anyone praying for you or laying their hands never praise them like how God is to be praised. It’s one thing to be thankful to the Church elders and another thing to give them the kind of respect which God only deserves. So do know the difference and do not put your elders above God, ever!

Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit. (Matthew 15:14)

Then there is a subtle trick that the Devil uses to mislead people and most of them fall for it. He simply causes certain gullible Church elders to downplay the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So to not offend others, they will avoid preaching against certain sins or all sins. But they are okay with offending God though,  by continuing to work their heresies. Some even show the Gospel as a guideline instead of a reality to follow. By making certain things of Gospel such a repentance, good works, prayers etc as optional by falsely assuming that doing the will of God was done away with the Cross, they lead more people to damnation that even the more common vilest of vile sins could. Stay away from their ways and words and you will do a great honor to God.

Just before I close, like I mentioned earlier, not all Church elders are into wrongdoing. In fact their service to God is commendable and their sacrifices for the Kingdom of God are fragrant and undeniable. May God reward them for this. However do be on guard against those who seek more honor for themselves than the Lord God.

Christ be with you!

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If you are intimate with God then you won’t be fearful of any man

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)

The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Psalm 118:6)

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never fail you nor forsake you.” Hence we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid; what can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5-6)

Prayer Points for 2018

 

Personal Prayer points

  1. I pray that the devil be unable to outwit me. I therefore choose the Gospel over all things of this worlds.
  2. Save me from all dangers be it against my body, mind, soul and spirit.
  3. Keep me away from all deception. I pray that you draw me out of any darkness that tries to cover me.
  4. I ask in faith that all distractions which work against the will of God in my life be banished right now, in the name of Jesus.
  5. That I become strong in body, mind, soul and spirit.
  6. That I be delivered from evil, both seen and unseen, in the name of Jesus.
  7. That I be released from all debts and stay out of all debts.
  8. That I be the head and not the tail. And also that I be above and not below.
  9. That I am able to finish in this year; all the good works that the Lord God has planned out for me.
  10. I ask for the grace of God, all through this year in the name of Jesus.

 

Prayer points for family and friends

  1. I pray for the salvation of my friends and family this year. So that each of them be saved in the name of Jesus.
  2. Also that they are free from all dangers wherever they are and wherever they go.
  3. That they are able to handle their finances and do not remain in debt nor misery
  4. That they are guarded by the angels of God as they go about in the world.
  5. That they grow in wisdom and prudence in their life and interactions with others.
  6. That their relationship with myself improves and we benefit each other mutually.
  7. That sickness and pestilence be banished from their lives, in the name of Jesus.
  8. That all people only look with favour on my friends and family.
  9. That my friends and family be sanctified all through this year, in the name of Jesus.
  10. I ask for the favour and protection of God, over all my friends and family, in the name of Jesus.

 

Local and worldwide Church Prayer points

  1. I pray that the church prevails over the kingdom of darkness in all of the world.
  2. I pray that all witchcraft and spells against the people of God, be eliminated and rendered useless, in the name of Jesus.
  3. That the Gospel is preached to each and every place on the Earth.
  4. That false teachers and false prophets are exposed so that the people of God stop giving heed to their heresies but instead follow the Gospel.
  5. That all selfish and ungodly Christian unity movements meet with failure. And instead there be true Christian unity based on the love of God.
  6. That all migrants who have evil motives be moved out from the nations where they intend to harm Christians and Jews.
  7. That all molesters of the innocent in the church are exposed and investigated, in the name of Jesus.
  8. That all the people of God work together to preach the Gospel everywhere they live.
  9. That all who believe in Christ be sanctified even more this year.
  10. I pray that the Church on earth in guided by the Holy Spirit for the Second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

National Prayer points

  1. O Lord Jesus, I ask for peace and security in my nation from all enemies, both foreign and domestic.
  2. I pray that my nation is freed from all corrupt leaders, at all levels of government and judiciary.
  3. I pray that all sinful tendencies among the people are not supported by my nation and its leaders.
  4. I pray that my nation is protected from all disasters be it natural or man made.
  5. I ask for your blessing over the armed forces and protectors of my nation.
  6. That all traitors fail in their attempts to sell out and harm my nation.
  7. That my nation has wise leaders who are sane in their thoughts, words and actions.
  8. That all the infrastructure and resources of my nation are kept secure.
  9. That the Gospel if preached across all my nation in it fullness and without any fear nor compromises.
  10. That my nation is always fair and friendly towards the nation of Israel as per the will of God.

 

International Prayer points

  1. I pray that the Holy Spirit guides the course of events all across the world, for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  2. That all terrorists and those who spread rumors of wars are handed only failure in their efforts to harm the innocent.
  3. That the laws of the world’s nations be in line with the Word of God.
  4. That all businesses and industries manipulating their workers and the trust of their customers be exposed and closed in the name of Jesus.
  5. I pray for peace in both the Korea’s and that Japan and China, USA and Russia, are also kept from provoking each other to wars
  6. I pray for peace of Jerusalem which is the heart of Israel and for the whole land of Israel. I pray that every treaty that is in truth evil against Israel gets exposed and cancelled in the name of Jesus. Amen.
  7. I pray that the all people especially the children and innocent of world are safe from landmines, radiation, chemical warfare and all type of terrorism, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
  8. That all nuclear installations in various nations of the world are kept safe from sabotage and evil hands.
  9. That all chemical and biological warfare programs are not misused in various nations.
  10. I pray for the will of God to work in all nations whether they are believers or not. Amen.

 

Pray to Jesus for immunity

Happy New Year Everyone

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