A dear friend just shared this with me and I know you will be blessed reading it.
A King had a male servant who, in all circumstances always said to him; My king, do not be discouraged because
everything God does is perfect, no mistakes. One day, they went hunting and a wild animal attacked the king, the servant managed to kill the animal but couldn’t prevent his majesty from losing a finger. Furious and without showing gratitude, the King said; if God was good, I would not have been attacked and lost one finger. The servant replied, ‘despite all these things, I can only tell you that God is good and everything He does is perfect, He is never wrong’. Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his servant.
While being taken to prison, he told the king again, God is Good & Perfect. Another day, the king left alone for another hunt and was captured by savages who use human beings for sacrifice. On the altar, the savages found out that the king didn’t have one finger in place, he was released because he was considered not “complete” to be offered to the gods. On his return to the palace, he ordered the release of his servant and said; My friend, God was really good to me. I was almost killed but for lack of a single finger, I was let go. But I have a question; If God is so good, why did He allow me to put you in prison? His servant replied; My king, if I had not been put in prison, I would have gone with you, and would have been sacrificed, because I have no missing finger.
Everything God does is perfect, He is never wrong. Often we complain about life, and the negative things that happen to us, forgetting that everything happens for a purpose. God is good and perfect!!!
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The God of the man or the man of the God?
New in the ministry, quietly seating in front of my Bishop, I was absorbing all that the older ‘man of God’ had to impart upon me. Like a tornado, he said something I will never forget for the rest of my life. ‘God can use anybody to fulfill his purpose on earth, irrespective of who they are, what they are involved in or where they came from’.
That sounded strange to me. From the Pentecostal background where I came from, I have always believed that only ‘holy’ people can be used of God. If you are not holy, then God has no use for you. It is this same mentality that a lot of Nigerians have that make them ‘worship’ their ‘men of God’. They have the impression that these so called men of God are holy and super-human. They idolize their pastors, bishops and prophets. The honor they cannot give to God is what they give to their men of God. They have forgotten that these people are first ‘men’ before they were called men of God. And that is why many ‘fake’ people are rushing into ministries as it is with Nigerian politics, because they have observed that theirs is cool cash in it and a lot of honor fame and prestige comes with it also. A lot of this fake men of God will go any length to acquire power to prophesy and wrought miracle, covering up with the name of God .
A story was told me of one them who went all the way to Ghana to consult a witch/traditionalist, who told him that the only means of getting such power was to suck the breast of the traditionalist. He did, and eventually became very powerful to the extent that he can predict all the things that will happen to you the following day and it will happen just like he has said it.
We need to be grounded in the scriptures and not be tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine. Ephesians 4: 14. God can use any one, including the devil himself to bring to pass the purpose of God, but that does not make them men on God. Quit trusting and believing in man of God, rather believe the God who created the man.
I was reading a blog of a certain lady who felt betrayed by her man of God, having slept with her and he is now portraying her as the bad one, who intends to destroy the image of the man of God. We have heard recently of men of God who are pedophiles, cheats, homosexuals etc. it is actually not new because Jesus himself has told us about them . Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Preaching with sugar coated tongues (probably secretly laced with juju) and performing miracles does not make anyone a man of God. But by their fruits we shall know them. Matthew 7:16
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