But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God. Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see that you are in the gall[a] of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity (Acts 8:20-23 ESV).”
Notice! As we have already warned in our prosperity teacher's article, what these men are doing is rather very displeasing to the Lord, and our Brother Patrice, having experienced this himself would just like to give a confirmation. In order to maintain originality, we have not tried to influence his writing style. These men of God are in the ministry of selling of anointing oil for commercial purposes, which is a ministry type that is totally unbiblical. This matter greatly disturbed him and after prayer, he subsequently shared it with us first and he would like to share it with you as well. Brother Patrice is no stranger to us as a family and to this ministry. In fact, the Lord has given Him a few message saying that He is a humble servant and knowing him and having worked with our brother, he serves the body of believers to encourage and reaching the lost for the Lord. Being passionate for the Lord, our brother roams the streets of France as a lone street evangelist with a passion to save the lost.
Men of God ! REPENT! and it shall be well with you- by brother PatriceI have been pondering for sometime now to write this message and being inspired by the Holy Spirit. Many people shall watch out and be wise as the Lord grows us, while there are shepherds who are thinking that the sheep of the Lord belongs to them! (1 Peter 5:3).
Let me explain my view, we certainly know how the Church has evolved since the 1st century, which is now in a bad condition (Revelation 3:17).
Who is responsible for the mess? Yes the ministers are responsible for the good and bad work in the body and the Lord will either reject or appraise our work (1 Corinthians 3:13-15).
Our first priority is not us or the Shepherd (Pastors), but Christ Jesus who is able to renew transform saves deliver, all his gifts belong to Him, The Holy Ghost and to The Father, there is nothing that does not belong to Him-
The wisdom of God and his great great love is ..GREAT INDEED! how much love the Father has and his Son.
We should never put the priority on the Men of God but Jesus-
Men of God are inspired by God but can never replace God Mighty the Eternal God or the Son.They certainly need to be honoured as the bible say we shall honour all men.
When the Gifts takes over in popularity for their own sake(men of God) then there is a danger for the sheep, they don't really can discern well and must open their eyes and accept the scripture coming their ways too! It is not because The Pastors (or any minister’s title )is so anointed or working miracles that they will necessary enter Heaven. NOTICE I truly still love the ministers but the final judgement is God, not us!May God have mercy !
Humility and not greed shall be emphasized always, being a man of God for the sheep should be this way, and to fear God , never expect to be totally right, even many are doing charity, good works, but yet are deceiving themselves the gifts of God are free and not to be bought.
Think for a moment Peter told the man that wanted to buy the gift of the Holy Spirit!
said to him :
-MAY YOUR MONEY PERISH AND YOURSELF!
In our days the anointing of God is sold for money and miracles-(and i know this fact by my own experience).
There shall be no other choice and if we love Him we should hold on to him every second of each day and follow him. Following the Lord Jesus might not be easy but He is Faithful and He can make it possible by His grace.
“I can Just imagine on that day when all the rewards are given to his faithful servants !
I can imagine the reckoning day when the Lord Jesus is proud of his servants and no man can take the glory upon any servants (neither our Pastors or servant of God, they will try here on earth and being proud) but imagine this scene , on that Day with the servants that the Lord Jesus Christ is pleased with ,the glory that is upon their heads will return to the Father! not your Pastor here on earth, Jesus will reward his servants accordingly, but all the Glory of the Father will return to Him knowing that through Jesus His Son HE IS GLORIFIED-Amen.
As it is, because all belong to Christ, I can imagine the day it happen seeing The Father receiving his glory back for the Good work of his SON THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!
Therefore, no one can take your glory(in you ministry) belonging to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ, only Him will receive it and shall return to the Father GOD the Eternal Father!AMEN AND AMEN, A BIG HALLELUJAH!
As a direct appeal, I say, "Men of God ! DON'T SELL THE ANOINTING OIL REPENT! and it shall be well with you.
Let us remember when Paul laid his hands on Timothy he never asked him for Money to receive the power or the Gifts. Instead, Paul was trusting his young and faithful brother Timothy. Why then are you selling the anointing oil, which supposedly comes with a 'gift' from God. Thus, God's gifts are free (Matthew 10:8).
20 But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God. Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see that you are in the gall[a] of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity" (Acts 8:20-23 ESV)
If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work? (Proverbs 24:12 NAS).” I said to myself, "God will judge both the righteous man and the wicked man," for a time for every matter and for every deed is there (Ecclesiastes 3:17 NAS).
"Great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men, giving to everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds ((Jeremiah 32:19 NAS).
If you have a desire to start trusting the Lord today, here is a Prayer of Sincere Repentance. For any questions or comments about this article or our ministry, please contact us.