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1Tim:6:10: For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Love of money has penetrated deeply into today’s churches. Today’s ministries are been measured by their material worthy in terms of money. And even saints measure the value of each other in terms of financial capabilities and this fully angers God.
If money or financial richness is what will take churches and people to heaven, some churches and individuals will now be seated with Jesus Christ. But no, thanks to Jesus Christ; the only key to heaven is by grace through Faith.
We (Christians) are been frustrated by man-made systems in the churches, sucking each coin we have in our pockets and all our strength in the name of God. God is not a God of money, large beautiful expensive buildings called churches or any non-living object with neither life nor spirit, nor destiny but purpose, but God is a God of the living; with life, soul and spirit, and with destiny (more in the article; What is a church).
Today’s many churches and so called ‘men of God’, scoff and preach money from Sunday to Sunday, and all they do, they say, is all for and about money. Ministries are being valued by their financial gain not their spiritual gain. Selfish individuals have imposed themselves in the church, calling themselves ‘men of God’, but they are there only for the financial gain not allowing the Holy Spirit to work through His chosen. They frustrate Christians in the name of God, name of the church, name of authority and so on and so on, burdening the saints with difficult and any available heavy yoke, in the name of Christ (Mt:11:30). Demoralizing many God’s children and even making God’s faithful move out from the ministries.
Look here you men, calling yourselves ‘men of God’. Do you know that God will punish you more severely than others? Do you know that God will question you for any lost sheep? Jesus did not lose any of His sheep, except for Judas Iscariot for the word to be fulfilled as it was written. If in your ministry you do not know you own sheep, how do you serve them? If you do not have relationship with them, how do you know them?
The ministry is about equipping the saints; they are like the stars in heaven. How does someone equip saints s/he does not know personally? S/he does not know their names? Jesus knew all His sheep by name.
Today’s last time ministries (churches) want Christians to just come in the church, sit down, listen to preaching and give out their money. And they have so many programs and man-made systems which require giving more and more. In addition they push the saints to give and give without caring where they will get the money, what they eat or where they sleep and what they (churches) do is eat and eat and eat, driving big cars and living high lifestyles. This was not the Jesus way of the ministry. If need be, He provided for His faithful.
What do they (today’s churches) do? They provide saints with half-baked verses from the bible which only talk of blessings and prosperity without preaching the truth gospel (meaning of gospel 1Corithians 15). Examples; the more you give the more you receive, plant a seed, and the perverted gospel goes on and on. Where is the truth here? They just want Christians to give more and more.
God does not need our money, He needs our hearts. He only need and want us to believe in Him and have great faith in Him (more here; the faithful).
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