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Do I Have A Pastor Or A Pretender?

 

The Pastor meets the literal qualifications of Scripture for ministry, but the Pretender twists Scripture to slide by the requirements or simply negates them as requirements.

The Pastor preaches the whole council of God’s Word, the Pretender preaches his own opinions, interpretations and refuses to address controversy and offensive topics that may anger the hearer.

The Pastor watches for the souls and lives of his flock and lives as an example, the Pretender cares not for his own testimony or that of his flock. He only cares about his popularity and salary.

The Pastor leads the church by the authority of Scripture and guidance of the Holy Spirit, but the Pretender controls the church by his own popish authority and the devices of his flesh, all the while saying that it is God who speaks through him.

The Pastor feeds the flock by prayerful study of the Scriptures and faithful teaching from the Word, but the Pretender leaves the flock starving for Scriptural truth because of his substitution of the Word for human teaching, or failure to prayerfully study and teach the Word of God.

The Pastor cares for new converts and saints alike by ensuring the church is growing spiritually, the Pretender cares only for his salary and popularity.

The Pastor exhorts his flock to be sound in doctrine and theology, and labors night and day to this end, the Pretender makes no effort to address either as he relies on his flock’s ignorance to achieve his agendas.

The Pastor urges the flock to beware of false teachers and wolves who want a following or their own agenda furthered and he will fight off false teachers and wolves, even if they gain a following within the church, the Pretender is already a wolf and will not make much effort to drive others off unless it cuts into his spoils.

The Pastor urges his flock to seek out and win the lost to Christ, the Pretender only concerns himself with bringing in those who can financially or socially benefit the church.

The Pastor relies on the cheerful giving of the church and God to provide for the financial needs of the church, and lives modestly to be a good steward and maximize the church’s opportunities to support missionaries and outreach. The Pretender is consumed with higher offerings, fundraising and tithes–all designed to raise his salary and increase his luxurious lifestyle.

The Pastor begs his flock to pray, knowing that this is the lifeline of the soul, saint and church. The Pretender places no value on prayer and makes little to no effort to have a praying church.

 

 

THE BIBLICAL FEASTS

THE BIBLICAL FEASTS

 

HEBREW NAME ENGLISH NAME THEME FULFILLMENT
Shabbat Sabbath Rest Christ: It is Finished
THE SPRING FEASTS
Pesach Passover The shedding of the blood of a lamb Christ is the Passover Lamb; His death.
Matzot Unleavened Bread Burial and Purity Christ is buried in the tomb.
Resheet Katzar Firstfruits Resurrection and Life; Preview of what will follow. Christ raised himself from the dead.
Shavuot Weeks / Pentecost Outpouring of the Spirit The Holy Spirit was outpoured on Christians
THE FALL FEASTS / DAYS OF AWE
Rosh Hashanah Trumpets A Call to Repentance and Coming Judgment Christ calls his Church home in the Rapture
Yom Kippur Day of Atonement God judges the world Christ will judge the nations.
Sukkot Tabernacles Messiah dwelling with His people. Christ will dwell with his people for 1000 years.

 

EASTER = ISHTAR = goddess of fertility.

Celebrated in Babylon by wearing bright colored garments, celebrating sexual reproduction and idolized by the egg.

THE RCC used this pagan holiday and replaced the Jewish holiday with Easter. This made pagans more willing to “convert” to Christianity. The same is true of Christmas. They replaced Chanukah with Christmas or, “Day of the Unconquered Son”, a pagan celebration.

Names of God: #1 Elohim (God)

God   ELOHIM = El-oh-heem =  “The strong Creator”            אלהים

  1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”—John 1:1
    1. Beh-reh-ah-sheeth = “In the beginning”    
  2. Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”—Matthew 1:23
    1. עִמָּ֫נוּאֵ֫ל   = Im-maw-nooh-el  
  3. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”—Isaiah 40:3
    1. The way of YHVH
    2. ELOHEINU = El-oh-hey-noo  = “our God”

Faithful Over A Few Things

Matthew 25:14-30

14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.

19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.

23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:

25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.

26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.

28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

I was meditating on this passage today when the Spirit impressed on my heart that it was God’s message for me in this time of my life. I feel so weak sometimes, and often blame myself for the lack of numerical growth under my ministry, even when I am doing all I can. It hit me today, that even though I would love to see many more worshipping and attending in our little church, the LORD has given what is there to me and He expects me to be faithful in ministering to that little flock. It matters not to God how many are in our church, but only that I be a faithful minister of Jesus Christ.

God expects and desires faithfulness in His servants. Don’t focus on wishing for ten talents, five talents or even three. Just stay the course being faithful over the one He gave you. If He gives you more, then praise His name and pray for grace to be found faithful over more.

O That My Head Were Waters

There is no pain like a pastor feels that compares to having a message burning in his heart and the fire to preach it, only to look out and see so many empty pews. My soul has joy in the LORD, but it does not change the fact that my inner spirit weeps and mourns for the lack of response and growth. I am by no means a perfect pastor, and I know some have been run off by the truth of God’s Word. As a young preacher boy in high school and college, I dreamed of revival and a great surge of souls swept into the Kingdom of God–things I still pray for and weep for, yet I feel so often that though I yearn for a ministry like that, I have been given one like that of Jeremiah–one of tears. So often my heart cries and prays these words: “Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!”–Jeremiah 9:1. I refuse to believe God cannot and will not send revival in my lifetime. I am so weary of reading about revival. I want to see it! I pray that God would take my life now if I am never to see it. I cannot believe I will labor with my whole heart only to see what Jeremiah saw–a people who refuse to have revival.

 

“You don’t have to drag a real Christian to church; You can’t drag them out of church. It’s time Christianity stopped making excuses for spiritually dead people claiming the name of Christ and addressed the reality that men and women are known by their fruits, not their claims. If you have no desire to be in church, read the Word of God, pray, be around other believers and refuse to change that, you are not merely a “carnal Christian”, you are spiritually dead and you need spiritual life breathed into your dead soul. A good tree bears good fruit but a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. All Christians can and will fail, but to live in a state of total aversion to spiritual things with no change is CONTRARY to everything Jesus and the Scriptures teach. WAKE UP. This is one of the greatest lies of American Christianity—that you can say a prayer and live totally isolated from Christ and Scripture and be truly born again. And it is taking millions to Hell. Our churches are full of dead souls and dead souls are out skipping every service, refusing to read the Word of God and live by it, and living in total opposition to Christ, thinking all the while they are God’s children. Jesus said only those who do the will of His Father are God’s children. Pass this on and preach the Scriptures!”