“And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not. 40So they poured out for the men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man of God, there is death in the pot. And they could not eat thereof. 41But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot.” II Kings 4:39-41
Sometimes, death can get into a church. It can get such a foothold that it seems as if it will take a miracle to get it out. Thank God for Prophets, who rise up in our day and declare, “Death has found a place in our church.” Thank God for Prophets and men of God who know God and can immediately eradicate death through the anointing of God.
“And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.” I Chronicles 14:2
If you ever rise to some prominence or influence amongst the church, don’t let it go to your head. Understand that the reason the Lord raised you up is for the sake of “His people.”
“But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.” I Thessalonians 2:4
One of the most difficult things for any minister to overcome is to not let their preaching be delegated by man. So many cave into the pressure of pleasing man. Even those who are not ministers feel the pressure to say smooth things. God is the final judge of all we say. Be assured that you are saying nothing wrong to anyone if you are pleasing God with what you say.