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You’re Saying Nothing Wrong

By | Eyesalve, Ministry

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.

When A Man Says

By | Eyesalve, Ministry

Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.” I Kings 1:5

 

Adonijah said, “I will be king,” when God didn’t choose him. What is even worse than that is when a man says, “I will be a minister,” when God hasn’t chosen him.

Until Christ is Formed

By | Eyesalve, Ministry

My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,” Galatians 4:19

 

The heart of a real pastor is seen in this verse. A pastor is going in the wrong direction if he has any other purpose or agenda that supersedes the call to bear with the saints until Christ is formed in them.

Not the Harp

By | Eyesalve, Ministry

And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.” I Samuel 16:23

 

Don’t be confused. It wasn’t the harp alone that caused the evil spirit to depart from Saul. It had much to do with the anointed man who was playing it.

Be Foolish

By | Eyesalve, Ministry

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are.” I Corinthians 1:27-28

 

It is very hard for any of us believers to confound this world if we are to ashamed to suffer the humiliation of being foolish and being despised.

All The Counsel

By | Eyesalve, Ministry

For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.” Acts 20:27

This scripture is the very reason that I am careful not to be a pastor who is always over promoting a favorite doctrine or topic. If the physical body needs well balanced meals how much more does the body of Christ need a WHOLE meal of the word of God.

Generation To Come

By | Eyesalve, Ministry

Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying,” Joshua 1:1

 

Thank God there was another man who God called to lead and who God would talk to in the generation that followed after Moses. We have had men in decades past who have led Christ’s church and have had the Lord talk to them. Thank God we have such men today in our generation. I have a question for the young saints. Will there be such men in the next generation to come?

Laying on of Hands

By | Eyesalve, Ministry

And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and thou shalt offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, unto the LORD, to make an atonement for the Levites.” Numbers 8:12

 

We should not be so quick to lay hands on others who believe they are called to the ministry until they understand this one thing. The Levites laid their hands on the head of the bullock before they killed it for a sacrifice, so too, when hands are laid upon those who are called to the ministry, they must understand that they are declaring themselves dead to self.