WHOSE CHURCH IS IT?

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Who Shall We Choose to Serve Now?

I have chosen to come out and call out some of the fleshly behavior that has characterized the church of the Lord Jesus Christ in recent years. There are a number of standards we need to look at to consider whether we are really GODS church or we are OUR OWN church.

1-The church of the Lord Jesus is an apostolic and prophetic church. That is that it is founded upon the authority of the scriptures and not on some manmade doctrines and preferences. The bible is the sole arbiter in any discussions and it is that authority of the scriptures that has kept GODS house sane for centuries.

2-The Church of the Lord Jesus is a missions orientated church. Its mandate is to go not for people to come. I have spoken to many young pastors who came to see me because their ministries were not growing. Most of these ministries are premised on signs and wonders and not on the principle of making disciples according to Mark 16v15 and Matt 28v18-20. GOD never said to bring them in but to GO. If your ministry or church is not going you are going nowhere. It may grow from the popularity of a man but will die when that man goes elsewhere. Jesus never drew people to himself but to his purpose. If you are spending more money on appearances than you do on evangelism it’s your church not GODS house.

3-The church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a Loving and united church. I saw it in the early 80’s the beginning of a movement which called other Christians Horonite’s if they were not members of that ministry. Today they are a byword and over 70% of that ministry gone. There was no love they were a movement that had no love and were brash about what they did. Jesus said to love one another. Today you see it in our big prophetic movements which believe they can just swallow up every other church whilst they hardly have any teaching structures and so all they produce are these staid stale people with no love for GOD or their fellowman but are simply church militia.

4-The church of the Lord Jesus is teaching Church. Preaching motivates people, Prophetic and healing ministry awes people but teaching grounds people. Part of the reason for the reason for the senseless Christless behavior of many Christians is the lack of biblical grounding. Too many people have been caught up in movements that have nothing to do with salvation. It’s like the evangelical pastors in the USA who are supporting Donald Trump. It doesn’t matter that he is not born again as long as he is wealthy to them it’s a sign he is blessed by GOD. This is what happens when our doctrine is bits and pieces borrowed from the bible for narrow minded purposes.

5-The church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a social commentator. We now have prophets who have become part of the problem as they refuse to speak into the political atmosphere but will be loud when it comes to the benefits. Prophets were supposed to speak into the social space so that even if people reject the Lord it would not be because of something wrong we are doing but their own personal choices. The church is the conscience of the nation and society and it can’t afford to be part of the problem.

6-The church of the Lord Jesus is a model in society. People need to see and desire what we have and who we are. We were never meant to become a laughing stock and a pariah to society. Men of GOD were meant to be humble and wise, not arrogant and show offs. When we are blessed we are meant to carry the blessing with dignity. Today one can’t tell the difference between worldly musical celebrities and man of GOD hence we have celebrities now endorsing men of GOD instead of the other way round.

 

Servant Bothwell Phiri

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YOU ARE SALT : Part 3

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Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: How does a poor man become salt? How does a man with no honour or respect get to the place where his saltiness can benefit others? That’s a mammoth task, but GOD has ordained that his people can be prosperous, but not be defined by prosperity. It is critical for our people to be wealthy and I’m amazed at poor preachers attacking the provisions of the covenant GOD gave to men from the beginning because of their religious upbringing. You are working right now not because you hate wealth, but would love to be wealthy.

Herewith why you need to be wealthy:


1-Wealth creates relationships.
Pro 19:4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
2Ch 17:5 Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in abundance.


2-Wealth brings you before great man.
Pro 18:16 Aman’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
Ecc 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
1Ki 10:10 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very greatstore, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.


3-Wealth makes you touch lives.
Zec 1:17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
1Ki 10:10 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very greatstore, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
2Ch 31:10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the LORD hath blessed his people; and that which is left is this greatstore

4-Wealth accomplishes great things.
2Ch 31:10 And Azariah the chief priest of the house of Zadok answered him, and said, Since the people began to bring the offerings into the house of the LORD, we have had enough to eat, and have left plenty: for the LORD hath blessed his people; and that which is left is this greatstore.
Pro 10:15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.


5-Wealth gives you influence.
Pro 10:15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
Pro 14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.


6-Wealth is GODS original plan for you.
Psa 35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
Psa 122:7 Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
Psa 105:37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
Pro 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.


7-Wealth enhances your testimony as GODS child.
2Ch 32:27 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels;
Pro 13:22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Pro 14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.


SO FROM TODAY I pray for you where ever you are that you will never be misled by spiritually bankrupt and financially broke ministers who want to cut short your life to financial fortune, yours is to be a life of abundance in Jesus Name. If that is you let me hear you holla Yeah hallelujah!!!

Servant Bothwell Phiri

 

 

 

YOU ARE SALT : Part 2

 

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Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: Salt is very common and can be found almost everywhere hence its called table salt. The GAY issue has tried to be salt but will never be. Now gays try and desecrate the image of Jesus with various movies like jesus christ superstar and other movies out there. Its so bad that even the Republican party is caving in to the demands of a minority whilst they can’t guarantee the safety of African Americans or blacks in most european countries.

HEY you yes you are the salt of the world.
To be salt is to be needed. From today you shall be needed.
To be salt is to be flavour. I declare you are flavour.
To be salt is to be a preserver. From today you shall preserve life.
To be salt is to be medicine and you shall bring healing.


Everyone has the right to be whatever they want but don’t try and push it down my throat. I only preach the gospel I don’t force down anyone and so I don’t expect to have the gay issue be forced onto me. Now kids are taught that there are many forms of family. They can’t produce kids so they want to adopt from the lifestyle they hate. Its like black parents who hate whites wanting to adopt a white kid. Homosexuality according to the bible is sin and I’m not a fence sitter I believe the bible and that is the standard of my life.


Rom 1v24(CEV) So God let these people go their own way. They did what they wanted to do, and their filthy thoughts made them do shameful things with their bodies.
V25(CEV) They gave up the truth about God for a lie, and they worshiped God’s creation instead of God, who will be praised forever. Amen.
V26(CEV) God let them follow their own evil desires. Women no longer wanted to have sex in a natural way, and they did things with each other that were not natural.
V27(CEV) Men behaved in the same way. They stopped wanting to have sex with women and had strong desires for sex with other men. They did shameful things with each other, and what has happened to them is punishment for their foolish deeds.

Sodom was destroyed because of homosexuality New Orleans because of the Mardi Gras which is a celebration of the same. DO NOT BE DECEIVED GOD IS NOT MOCKED FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWS THAT WILL HE ALSO REAP (Gal 5v6). Do I have any kingdom minded people out there who are willing to take a stand and not just like the article but say yes I’m here?

Servant Bothwell Phiri

YOU ARE SALT : Part 1

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Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Big egos and personal ministry building instead of Kingdom building has become the bane of our generation. You shall not allow your self to become that cheap. How do I become the solution instead of the problem?
1-Recognise that you are not the only person on earth. So don’t attack what other people do because that doesn’t make you better. If you know the answer you don’t communicate it by attacking others just tell them what the answer is.
2-Refuse to be part of a group but become part of the Kingdom. Salt doesn’t try to be sugar because it knows it has its own unique use. Only identify with a group if they are doing something good and not when they do wicked. Look at the different factions of political parties and how many have been left naked with no cover.
3-Never connect yourself to man of GOD who spends time telling you what is wrong with others or whose mindset is things other than Kingdom work. What you connect to you emulate, and what you emulate you become. So following a bitter person will also make you bitter.
4-Become so addicted to Jesus that other people’s errors become their personal collateral and not yours. I used to walk into worship services where people would be bored with the worship and I would be on cloud 9 because my worship was between me and GOD and no one else.


TO THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN HURT BY US PASTORS AND OTHER TITLES, if you stopped going to church you were not born again in the first place. If you are still carrying the hurt you need to find healing fast and if you are healed then it is so that you may help others. Forgive man of GOD they pretend to be infallible but they are just man I know that because I’m one. YOU ON THE OTHER HAND ARE SALT AND YOU MUST LET THAT SALT FLAVOUR THE WORLD, you are a one in a million and your place cant be filled by another. GOD values you and so must you. I declare that your life will never be the same after today `I decree that a new season of greatness is happening upon you right now, Power is on our side, GOD is on your side and you shall not fail.

Servant Bothwell Phiri