Speaking the TRUTH when it is not Popular

 

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine”   2 Timothy 2:4.

It’s not a popular thing to make a stand for God and to tell the truth in this day and time!….  When you speak the word that is true and uncut, you are then seen as a villain and a threat to those who are willfully sinning, pleasing the flesh, and with hidden motives and selfish agendas.

Its very unpopular to stand up for holiness and righteousness, especially in the midst of an anti-Christ spirit and a wicked and perverse world…  And don’t leave out the lukewarm Church of today filled with so many hypocritical Christians with itching ears.. (2 Timothy 4:3 says for the time will come will they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts, they shall heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears)….   And trust me, there are plenty of false prophets and false teachers with their job applications and resumes in hand eager to be hired by these lukewarm, flesh pleasing, so called sanctified, Holy Ghost filled, blood washed “aints”.  No they are not saints!!!!…

And with that, so many people in today’s time who claim to be ministers of the Lord wants to be served and for others to give service to them…. Instead of following the example of christ, they follow after their own selfish hearts and then try to justify it by shifting blame from themselves to others…  When you are a disciple of Christ, then you are a person that follows the teachings, words, and actions of Christ….

What did Jesus do?  Were His sermons based on serving Him or the Father?  Were His sermons based on others giving and sowing to Him or sowing and reaping from spiritual things?

Jesus came to serve….  Not to be served!

“Just as the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”   Matthew 20:28.

Christ came into the earth to serve the people and to do a work of the Father…  The prophets of the Bible did a work and stood for the true Word of God and did not compromise not even before kings and thrones…  But here we are today getting checks from any where starting from meager $50 and up and will compromise God’s word and tell a lie in a heartbeat just to continue to get more…..  We will even give a “stale” word, a word that’s already been told to two or more persons, over and over again…  God does not speak stale words, his “rheama” word is fresh and new to any situation….

Now what is amazing is they can do all of these ungodly things to the people, but when someone opposes the unfruitful nature of these fleshly products and try to enlighten God’s people to the truth…. They are seen as the enemy, as rivalary, jealous, opposition, as competitors, as haters, and any thing else that will get the blame and the people eyes away from their own sinful and greedy motives….  When they are exposed, they want God to kill those He use to expose them.  God is going to get those who come against them…  Well what about God getting you for lying, cheating, stealing, and deceiving?

Some will even take from those who are already struggling, suffering, and poor..  They minister to those who are hurting, going through trials, and are vulnerable….  Those at the point of giving up on their situation… These are the types they prey on by giving false words that will cover every major issue of life that a person can go through…

Expose the unfruitful works of darkness!

“And have nothing to do with the unfruitful actions that darkness produces. Instead, expose them for what they are”   Ephesians 5:11.

When you look at the Word of God and scripture, look at the works of Christ and the prophets….  Did they run around calling people up in prayer lines for personal prophecies, did they run around in the squares saying, “The father says there are 100 people in these tents who can give 50 camels, or sow 20 sheep, or who has a pound of silver….”

You don’t see this as the work of Christ and the Prophets!  Praying and laying hands on the same unsaved folk every week to gain money from them…  God didn’t send Christ to suffer for sins for these senseless acts….  Are you really serious and then call yourself a saved, a minister from God….  The Word of God says that the prophets are friends of God and He does nothing without first revealing it to the prophets… Amos 3:7 ….  So if earthly treasures and mindsets are all that you are hearing,  then, you are saying that this is all that God is speaking?

In essence the Word says, “Set your heart on things above, not the things on the earth” Colossians 3:2 ….. Also Matthew 6:19 … says Do not store up for yourselves treasures on the earth”…   So if all God is sending is words of “How to get fast money,” then is God a liar?  God forbid!!!  No, the people are the liars!!!!!  Those who claim that they are true ministers, apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors, and teachers…. Those that operate under the falsehood of being “friends and prophets” of God!  These are the liars…

“Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the spirit have their minds set on what the spirit desires”   Romans 8:5.

We should always strive to live and walk after the things of the spirit…  It’s really not a hard job to follow after the things of the flesh..  Anybody can do it and fall into the snares of Satan schemes to distort and twist the Gospel and the Word of God for monetary gain..   So there is nothing to be jealous of…  In fact, its a sure ticket to hell and the lake of fire for deceiving the people and turning their hearts away from God!   Its not hard to be filled with, lust, greed, full of filthy lucre, teaching for dishonest gain, full of pride…

These are easy to do…  We see these done all day long on television, social media, in churches, in government….  But what would you expect it to becoming from those who claimed to be blood washed born again Christ followers?   Anybody can get greedy and allow the flesh to control them…  That’s nothing to be competing or hating over…  But it takes the Holy Ghost on the inside when these things rise up to rebuke them from the spirit and mind…..  It takes the love of Christ and discernment of the spirit to fight off these fleshly desires and evil motives when they try to enter the heart…

It’s easy to be a fool and a slave to Satan, flesh, hell, and destruction…  As a matter of fact, the flesh gives you no objections when it comes to doing what is wrong and out of the will of God!!  So what is it to be jealous of when is so easy to do the same things that the false-prophets and false teachers are doing for filthy lucre (teaching falsely for dishonest gain)….. 2 Timothy 3:15 says  “Study to show thyself approved unto God a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, dividing the word of truth aright.”  There are very few who wants to rightly divide the word of truth!!! …

This is a wicked world and you have to have spiritual and keen discernment…… There are plenty wolves in sheep clothing out to devour those who are hurting and vulnerable..  They use TV, social media, radio, internet and all forms of communication… It’s not popular to confront these types of issues in our times, I know…

 But if you don’t stand for God, you will fall for anything!

“I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness” Romans 6:19.

“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine” 2 Timothy 2:4.

“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still” Revelation 22:11.

“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever” Revelation 20:10.

 

– by Geraldine Coleman


Geraldine Coleman imageGeraldine Coleman:  Is a teacher and educator and ministers to prisoners at a prison facility where she is an instructor.

 

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  1. Mark 8:34-38 (NKJV)
    Take Up the Cross and Follow Him
    34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.  35 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.  36 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?  37 Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?  38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”