Today my friend I want you to understand something concerning your calling.
Paul said, I am an apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father.
Your calling begins with God and ends with God; nothing more nothing less.
Do I now persuade men, or God?
As I preach I do not seek to please men Paul says, for if I please men, I should not be the servant of Christ - he doesn’t like men-pleasers at all. Seek to please Jesus Christ who "gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father" Galatians 1:4
This world in which we live in is an evil world, You were not called for it, but to minister grace, peace and blessing to those who believe is the reason why we preach. Therefore you who believe, "Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen" Galatians 1:3. Jesus said, "I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine" John 17:9.
We speak peace to you because in the world you shall always have tribulations; distress, anguish and persecution, that you will always have to endure, "but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world" says the Lord. All our problems are because of this world, it doesn’t like us because it has its own prince. "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" Ephesians 6:12.
"But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ" Galatians 1:11-12.
The gospel we preach is not after man, it is neither an effort of trying to serve the world, but is about saving/rescuing those who believe. As far as I’m aware, the world that we live in is a condemned world and there is nothing we can do about it - it shall pass away. Those who preach otherwise are preaching another gospel, another Christ. That goes with the prosperity gospel - Prosperity gospel is another gospel. Galatians 1:6-8 says, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."
If I please men, I should not be the servant of God. I am rather accursed.
Preaching about tithing is perverting the grace of Christ. Woe is me if that I preach would benefit you only in this world, and is such as benefits other religions, but not you I am called for.
I’m not called to be more exceedingly zealous about traditions of any of our fathers, but that God be glorified in me.
Do I now persuade men, or God? "No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon" Luke 16:13.
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