Pastors Has Stop Preaching These Truth
When the Lord spoke to me about the 5 missing truths in the church today, I was cut to heart. I search 70% of sermons on the pulpit today, I weigh them and I have found them wanting, HE said.
This message is mainly for the shepherd of God flock be it a pastor, an apostle, a reverend and teachers. Shepherd are busy raising members and not Christians. They are busying increasing the members of their church while the kingdom of God is not increasing correspondingly. They bring members to church so as the chairs will not to be scatty, they go on internet, do digital marketing just to achieve this aim yet the heart of these people remain unchanged and they stay unrepentant.
I have seen pastors that select the Holy Spirit given messages, they say this message is not good for my church while this is good, others says I can’t be preaching faith and righteousness while my members are dying in poverty. I need to be trendy they say!!! They spend 8 hours listening to sermons on prosperity just to preach on prosperity, to restore the hope of the members.
They preach what others preached and not what God is saying.
I heard of a pastor who said “my members are poor, I need to give them hope”.
I heard of another pastor who declared a 200 days fast because hid father in faith was declaring fasts.
The list of self actualization goes on and on.
The syndrome and reality of not preaching the message of prosperity is affecting our shepherd. They believe once you are not preaching this message, members will start leaving. Some says to get members to my church, I just have to be trendy. Preach on the latest trends and members will come.
The Holy Spirit said shepherd has forgotten my essence and they now base on their conscience. When did that church you shepherd in become your church? Have forgotten the word of God.
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar–jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Matthew 16:16 – 18 KJV
Let me explain the above text first, Peter confesses Jesus identity when he asked who am I? Then Jesus in reply to Peter said one minor and one major thing. We based on the major but we do away with the minor. “…flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven”. Jesus didn’t bless Peter for him saying thou art Christ alone!!! NO
He said something flesh and blood did not revealed it to you. This means the first reason Jesus bless Peter is because He didn’t depend on self but on God. Then the next thing we hear him say is on this rock will I build my church.
He won’t build his church on the name Christ but on the basics of hearing from God.
If hearing from God is what build a church then the builder of the church is God. You are not the owner of the church you claim to have, stop saying members are leaving my church. It was never your church.
Members are leaving the church of GOD and not your church.
3When I was going to the province of Macedonia, I encouraged you to stay in the city of Ephesus. That way you could order certain people to stop teaching false doctrine
4and occupying themselves with myths and endless genealogies. These myths and genealogies raise a lot of questions rather than promoting God’s plan, which centers in faith.
1 Tim 1:3 God’sWord
Today I would be talking about 5 missing truth that has been neglected on the church pulpit today. Some of this missing truth are been twisted to suite men while the others are been separated from the messages in the church of God.
5 Missing Messages On The Pulpit
30Then he took Paul and Silas outside and asked, “Sirs, what do I have to do to be saved?”
31They answered, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will be saved.”
32They spoke the Lord’s word to the jailer and everyone in his home.
Acts 16:30-32 God’sWord
15 Practice these things. Devote your life to them so that everyone can see your progress.
16Focus on your life and your teaching. Continue to do what I’ve told you. If you do this, you will save yourself and those who hear you.
1 Tim 4:15-16 God’sWord
There is need for Christians to grow in salvation, growing in salvation means growingin faith.
2Desire God’s pure word as newborn babies desire milk. Then you will grow in your salvation.
1 peter 2:2 God’sWord
Teaching on the ministry of Jesus
How can I forget my birthday into Christian race? It was so remarkable and blissful. I remember in 2009 when Pastor Benard Oluleye [who God used to draw me to himself] preaches, most of his sermons talk about the life of Jesus, how Jesus never sin (I Peter 2:22), how Jesus heal the woman with the issue of blood (Mark 5:24-30), how blind Bartimaeus was healed by Jesus (Mark 10:46-52), how fever left Peter’s mother (Matthew 8:14-15) and those I cannot even pen down in this article (Matthew 8:16). If am to be sincere before God and man, it was all this teachings that increase my faith in God.
I can’t forget the day I went to him and say daddy I don’t want to sin again. I want to stop taking meat from my mum’s pot of soup. He spoke to me. At the end of that way I didn’t touch the meat in the pot. I was so happy that I ran to him and say daddy it works. I did not sin this week. The Christian race was joyful then.
On one more occurrence when he talk on how Jesus heal the sick (Matthew 8:16-18), I went to my school the week after and find a sick person. I pray for him and miraculously the sickness disappear.
I started reading the bible daily. I wanted to know what this book says. All my aim was to be like Jesus. I discovered I had so much passion for Christ then.
The Holy spirit
Let me be frank, this is the most popular message today in the church. They teach you of the Holy Spirit. I remembered during my 100 level days in RCF FUTA, the Holy Spirit was so much talked about for more than 2 months.
That a big deal, you may say!!!
Around 2009 I knew very little about the person of the Holy Spirit that I began to teach people it not compulsory for all Christians to speak on tongues as tongues is not the only gift of the Holy spirit as there are other 9 gifts which are speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, the gift of miracle, the gift of healing, the gift of knowledge, the gift of prophecy, faith as a gift, the gift of wisdom, gift to discern spirits. (I Corinthians 12:8-10)
Can you believe that by 2017 I started speaking in tongues. I taught against it then but I speak it now.
Why Did This Happen?
Let me clear some doubt. It is not because you want to speak in tongues that why you are speaking in tongues neither is it because you want to prophesy that is why you did prophesy. It is more than that.
My fathers and pastors in faith taught me
31But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
1 Corinthians 12:31 God’sWord
From this verse above, I was told that if I desire to speak in tongues and I wait n the Lord, in little time I will began to speak in tongues. While this is true there are hidden mysteries behind the verse God revealed to me.
11But in all these things [9 gifts of the spirit] one and the same Spirit is at work, distributing to each one individually just as he wishes.
1 Corinthians 12:11 God’sWord
The first thing I want you to note is that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are been distributed [given]. The Holy Spirit is not given to the church but He is given to individual Christian you and I.
The purpose of having the gift(s) of the Holy Spirit is for edifying the church of God and for its growth (Eph 4:13-14).
My problem with the teaching on the Holy Spirit in most churches is that, they limit the Holy Spirit to tongues alone. You hear something like this “If you want to receive the Holy Spirit with anevidence of speaking with tongues…”.
Have you realise the problem yet?
While not tell me do you want to receive the Holy Spirit with an evidence of prophecy or healing or discerning of spirit? Why must it be evidence of tongues?
Let me make this note:
Speaking in tongues is an evidence of having the Holy Spirit but having the Holy Spirit doesn’t mean speaking in tongues.
Tongues is a gift of the Holy Spirit and not the person of the Holy Spirit.
I think am teaching on the Holy spirit already, haaaa!!!
Let me be focus now.
The message missing about the Holy Spirit is that the Holy Spirit empowers you to do greater works that Jesus did. So doing greater works is the greatest evidence that one has the Holy spirit.
Holiness, Purity and Integrity
When the bible says be ye holy for I am holy, is not a joke. I learnt what makes the devil, Pharisees and Sadducees has nothing against Jesus (John 14:30, Luke 23:14-15) is because he was holy [sanctified and separated], he was also pure [he didn’t own tax, neither did he fail in his responsibility as a citizen] and above all he has integrity and transparency.
26 It was right for us to have such a high priest, one who is holy and without evil, doing no wrong, having no part with sinners, and made higher than the heavens:
Hebrews 7:26 BBE
You see sir, the only time I heard a person [preaching holiness is during workers in training, does this mean Christian don’t need this message too?
Who need the teaching on how to sail through a storm, is it the inducting sailors or the sailors who are in the storm?
I think it is both but the teaching will be more useful for the sailors in the storm? What do you think?
Let me know through the comment box!!!
Christians need this message of Holiness, stop assuming since he heard it once, He will be holy. Even Paul says faith [one is built] by hearing and hearing of the world.
The more you hear again and again, the lesser you forget.
1Now then, brothers and sisters, be joyful in the Lord. It’s no trouble for me to write the same things to you, and it’s for your safety.
Philippians 3:1 God’sWord
Don’t also forget Christians need integrity even in their place of work. So this should also be taught and emphases should be lay on it.
Rapture and second coming
Let me ask this question, do we still believe on the rapture after all this years of waiting? Even some pastors have started disbelieving that there is anything called the rapture. (I Thessalonians 4:16, 1 Tim4:1)
The rapture messages doesn’t bring fear but gives Christians an assurance that there is a crown of rejoicing for them after death. It assures us of a life continuity after death on earth.
19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
I Thessalonians 2:19 KJV
I remember the beautiful teachings on the rapture when I was told I would be able to hear the animals and we would live together as one, like brothers and sisters.
I imagined me and lion playing ten ten and catcha catcha [a Nigeria games for kid mostly kids] together. I was also told I would not need to worry because tears, death, sickness and inequality will have disappeared. (Revelation 22:3-5)
This message gives me hope that there is something worth waiting for.
16 for the Lord himself, with an assembling shout, with archangel’s voice and with trump of God, shall descend from heaven; and the dead in Christ shall rise first;
17 then we, the living who remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and thus we shall be always with the Lord.
18 So encourage one another with these words.
I Thessalonians 4:16 Darby
This are the five collections of missing truth in the church today which I discovered. Is there any one you discovered that you love to share with me?
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32and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.
John 8:32 Darby Translation
Truth set us free so let all Christians even the ministers of God share the truth alone no matter its course.
Is there any other missing truths you found out that you will love to share with me? Let talk via the comment box