Pastor likes Disney World. It is one of his family’s favorite vacation spots. He is confused, however, because Christ’s likeness is not Disneyworld-likeness.
Yes we all love happy endings. And pastor promises us a happy ending if we obey him. We are like sleep walkers in a dream. Singing a song.
I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you, that look in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
And I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem
But if I know you, I know what you’ll do
You’ll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream
And we are singing it to our pastor — how terribly sad. It is only a dream.
But God says, “But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord” Jeremiah 9:24). “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth” (Job 19:25). “Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding” (Isaiah 40:28).
(For other references see Matthew 13:15-16)
“I’m so happy here, no one has ever loved me as much as the pastors at Calvary Temple” (Endearing, witnessing, recruiting tactic).
Facts: On pastor’s orders, we currently have around three dozen parents who never see/talk to their children. First the pastors destroy the parent’s minds — to get them to destroy their children’s lives. Take heed parents! You must ask forgiveness of your children; some of you have not had any relationship with them in years. Because of pastor. Our whole church has contributed to this sacrificing of children on the alter of pastor idolatry.
But God says, “Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils” (Psalm 106:37). “But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality. So also you have some who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it” (Revelation 2:14-17).
Pastor says that we are under attack. The warfare is from rebels (people) exposing his own words, deeds, and methods of camouflaged destruction of lives.
Rebels in the hands of our angry pastors.
But God says, “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy, and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord God: Ah, shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you slaughter the fat ones, but you do not feed the sheep. The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them” (Ezekiel 34:2-4). “Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: Thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require my sheep at their hand and put a stop to their feeding the sheep. No longer shall the shepherds feed themselves. I will rescue my sheep from their mouths, that they may not be food for them” (Ezekiel 34:9-10).
The facts (deeds, fruit, etc.) do not lie — our church preaches religion, not Jesus Christ.
We have two dozen or so young adults/adults who never see or talk to their parent/parents. On pastor’s orders. First the pastors destroy us, and then teach us to destroy those we love.
Take heed! We each must restore ALL of those broken relationships (some are decades old), inflicted by children, upon their parents, at the direction of our pastor. Our whole church has contributed to this “murdering” (Strong’s definition of the word “murder”: to trample, thresh, tread under foot
) of fathers and mothers.
But God says, “As I urged you when I went into Macedonia, stay there in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach false doctrines any longer” (1 Timothy 1:3). “The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm. We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me” (1 Timothy 1:5-11).
A common tactic in churches like ours is to keep us so busy that we have no time for our natural family or friends from the neighborhood or workplace. Nearly every day of the week along with every holiday is filled with church activities leaving no time to reach out to the lost. No time to minister to the hurting family member. No time to go help the elderly neighbor with some yard work. No time to go to the work-related activity. We (proudly) let every one know we are going to be with our church family. Sorry Mom. Sorry Grandpa. Sorry neighbor. No time for you.
But God says, “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me. Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You? And the King will answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me” (Matthew 25:35-40).
Pastor, do you know — or have you forgotten?
Hope you find Him again.