Pastor: “If a Prophet says something that’s not in the bible, it’s not from God.”
Parishioner: “Does the bible say that?”
Parishioner: “So, let me get this straight, You don’t want anyone to believe a Prophet if what he says is not in the bible but you want me to believe you when what you say is not in the bible? That seems pretty lofty to me Pastor.”
Despise not prophesyings. (1 Thessalonians 5:20)
Most Pastors are so dull of hearing God that they are ready to dump the true Prophets of God out the window along with the many false ones. That is not wisdom, that is profoundly stupid. If you can’t discern the Spirit of God and what is and is not a true prophecy then you should get your ears tuned.
(John 10:26 [AKJV])
But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep, as I said to you.
(John 10:27 [AKJV])
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
If God sends a man to speak His word and you reject that man, you will have rejected God. Again I say, that is not wisdom, that is profoundly stupid.
(Matthew 10:40 [KJV])
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
(Matthew 10:41 [KJV])
He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
(Matthew 10:42 [KJV])
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
Stop hiding your ineptness, pretense, pride or whatever it is and get honest with yourself and God. Admit you can’t tell who is who and what is what and seek God until you can. That is wisdom.
If you can’t confess it to God and seek to overcome it, you will be a servant to it. We don’t want any more Pastors who preach freedom while they themselves are bound!
No one said it’s going to be easy but you are shepherding the souls of men and woman for whom Christ died and you will be held accountable. Do you want to be a Shepherd for Christ or damned hireling?
(2 Peter 2:19 [KJV])
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
(2 Peter 2:20 [KJV])
For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
(2 Peter 2:21 [KJV])
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
(2 Peter 2:22 [KJV])
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
I’d be sorely afraid if I were most of you Pastors out there who hate prophets because it confounds you. Stop and think; who has God confounded throughout the bible? Why would you want to be in that number?
Judgment is at your doorstep; your snare is your death knell, hear the bell’s toll and repent before it’s too late. You may die tonight and you know not when Jesus shall suddenly appear and find you in your rebellious pretense. Repent.