Preachers, preach and teach knowing this full well…you will not be facing PEOPLE you’re teaching and preaching on the day of your judgement…you will be facing CHRIST THE JUDGE, and on that day, there will be no forgiveness of your sins and no mercy.
Many can enjoy their sins now as a Minister and deceitfully handle the Word of God to gain money and things from people. They can enjoy their own glory now and be crafty and tell people only what people want to hear…but be AWARE, on the day of their judgement, their place will be with Satan and his angels in the Lake of Fire. God cannot be mocked.
2 Corinthians 5:9-11
The Judgment Seat of Christ
9 Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well-pleasing to Him. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or evil. 11 Knowing, therefore, the TERROR OF THE LORD we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.
First of all, do not be quick to become a Preacher or a Teacher unless Christ has REALLY called you to it and HE has equipped you appropriately. Be afraid of the ONE who will judge you more strictly and will not spare you from the Lake of Fire if you lead His lambs and sheep astray.
My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.
As a Preacher, THE following ought to be the aim and not the other way around, of the opposite of this Scripture there are MANY to this day.
2 Corinthians 4:2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
RENOUNCE ALL Dishonesty. DO NOT live a double life. KNOW and FEAR that Christ knows your every thought and intention. And He will be your JUDGE.
DO NOT walk in CRAFTINESS in order to manipulate people. Your gifts of the Holy Ghost are not there for SALE, they’re there for you to SERVE.
DO NOT Deceitfully handle the Word of God when you teach and preach in order to tickle people’s ears. Deceitfully handling the Word means that you take out of the verse that will cut people through hearts and offend their minds AND give people only that which will make them feel good and comfortable. It also means that you MANIPULATE the Scriptures to control people and to gain from them. It also means that you do not give people the whole truth but only partial…just as the Old Serpent does.
COMMEND yourselves to the conscience of all people in the SIGHT OF GOD! For God sees all your works and your thoughts and your words.
FEAR OF THE LORD is the beginning of Wisdom. Many do not FEAR the terror of Christ and therefore, freely preach and teach all THEY want, to please people and to please themselves.
Repent and turn to the PURE GOSPEL and PURE STRONG MEAT of the Sound Doctrines.
REMEMBER: The people you’re preaching and teaching to…are NOT YOUR SHEEP OR LAMBS. They belong to CHRIST. And HE will take an account from your hands.
Jesus said, “Feed My lambs.”
Jesus said, “Take care of My sheep.”
Jesus said, “Feed My sheep.