Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pastors & Mockers by Adewale Aladejana

with Dr. Mike Murdock

Mark 10:28-30 Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!”

29 Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel 30 will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.

It has become the norm for both Christians and unbelievers to condemn and persecute successful men of God. If you believed God to heal you when you were sick and you believed God to get you that job and that contract, why do you think that God will deny those who have left everything to follow Him a 100 fold return? It's not about your tithe or your offering, it's written in black and white in the Bible, God says He will multiply everything for those who have left everything to follow Him.

 These men of God left their careers, families, businesses, sold their cars and went hungry for the sake of the gospel. You did not know when Bishop Oyedepo sold his first car to buy equipment for the church, neither did you know when Pastor Adeboye cleared a small bush at the present Redeemed camp and was sleeping there simply because God asked him to. You were not there when Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA was living in a one room apartment without a proper kitchen neither were you there when Pastor Paul Adefarasin would pray from dusk till dawn asking God to change Nigeria through him. You were not there when Dr. Mike Murdock lost everything and recovered all through seed faith neither were you there when Pastor Kenneth Copeland was drowning in debt till he saw "owe no man nothing but love" (Romans 13:8) in the Bible and he started believing God to take him out of poverty. 

You say they don't care about the poor, really? Dr. Mike Murdock feeds over 1000 people everyday and he has been doing that for at least 5 years now, Pastor Adeboye and Bishop Oyedepo have welfare programmes for millions of people, it's simply because they don't publicise such, it is in line with what Jesus said in Matthew 6; 1-4

Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
2“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

 Now God has began to bring the hundred fold return of these men of God and here you are condemning them! I urge us to be careful; you may be biting more than you can chew. God promises to bless those who bless those who follow Him, these are the blessings these men enjoy, God also promises to curse those who curse His followers. You could attract curses to your life by saying things you know nothing about. Anytime you say "these pastors are thieves" without proof of justifying what you said, you have attracted a curse to your life. Remember, God does not lie, this is the word of God written in Genesis 12:3. May God help us.

Adewale Aladejana

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