I’ve been having this thought for a while now and would love to share.
It’s all about articles, preachings and talks on living right. We all have different views on that but I believe that as a “believer” we ought to conform to God’s way NOT the world’s way of “living right”.
It’s mostly saddening when our efforts to correct each other in the body of Christ is mostly seen/taken as “being judgmental.”
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
Nobody is perfect, not even the person passing on the message of “living right”. But if every prophets, pastors, men of God focus on their “imperfection” when GOD is using them to pass the WORD across, I don’t think we will all have the luxury of miracles, prophetic words, etc.
“Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.”
Even Moses never saw himself as “perfect”. But did he allow that to derail Him from working for GOD?, even correcting the Israelite whenever they erred.
Please let’s always listen to and learn from scriptural messages given to us via fellow brethren; Study the “WORD” coming from the Preacher and NOT the Preacher!
2 Peter 2:18-22
“For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.
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.
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.
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.
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 was sharing with a fellow brethren of recent that when listening to preachings from Men of God, I pick that which is edifying, discarding the rest after much deep study(with the help of the Holy Spirit).
If every believer can reason this way, the ratio of being influenced negatively by “supposed” Men of God will be very minute. What most people still don’t realize is that even the preacher learns from the message he is passing across.
1 John 4:1
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
One must be spiritually fit enough to be able to “test” spirits (discerning). Matt 16:3
Please let’s tune-in to the Spirit in us. He is speaking, most are not hearing because they’re tuned-in to the “world”. And for some, they’re yet to be a carrier of the Holy Spirit.
Please let’s pray for the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit and also pray for forgiveness in whatever way we might have erred and caused Him to vacate our “temple”
1 Corinthians 2:14
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
Let us individually, be watchful and vigilant of the devil’s devices. Let’s pray for that deep hunger for GOD that comes from within because it’s only then we can begin to see and do things God’s way and not man’s way.
“And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?”
You can only be led by the “blind” (non-Spirit led preachers) if you allow it (due to being “blind” yourself)
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Don’t forget; Our ability to “see” (not to be “blind”) depends on our daily fellowship with the Holy Spirit.