Monday, April 9, 2018

God Forbids Us Idolizing and Worshipping His Servants

Rebuking A Brother For Idolizing

I recently had a conversation with a brother and I was SHOCKED TO notice A BROTHER'S BEHAVIOUR After I rebuked him for idolising a servant of God (1 Timothy 5:20). In his defence and zeal for the ‘mighty’ prophet of the Lord he used a derogatory term which is impermissible for a Christian to utter (Ephesians 4:29). As we know THERE ARE MANY fine PROPHETS of the Lord OUT THERE who hardly crave for people’s attention. While we are to love our ministers, nowhere in the bible are we allowed to give them veneration but sadly this generation loves giving praise to men (Acts 14:9). As we know brethren we must worship the Lord only, the gifts a brother or sister has does not make them equal with the Lord and as Paul demonstrated we are servants only. In some of our experiences with the Lord, we had a someone in our ministry who always had a tendency of pastor worship and this grieved the Lord so much so that He gave us visions exposing the sins of that particular pastor to draw the person’s attention to Him as the sole Praise receiver (Isaiah 42:8) and by the Lord’s grace the person was freed from pastor idolization.

Idolizing Dr Owour

As we all know, some ‘prophet’ is allowing himself to be called mightiest prophet of the Lord and still he is not rebuking nor discouraging his followers regarding this. Furthermore, the show they display to ‘glorify’ their ministers is outright idolatry and blasphemous in the sight of God. Let’s continue with this warning below!

In a short vision previously, the Lord gave us a vision warning that Dr Owour might also go to HELL and we shared with the readers that Dr Owour loves the praise of men and this also displeased the Lord. How this happened, we had a visiting brother who greatly idolized Dr Owour in fact the brother overlooked the Lord’s rebuke and considered Dr Owour’s words to be sole authority. In his zeal, the brother wanted to preach the same message of Dr Owour by even visiting Churches and preaching about ‘holiness and repentance’. For his trouble, the Lord rebuked the brother saying, “I did not call My son Fred (not real name) to preach in Churches about holiness and repentance, but to be an ambassador and witness of the Gospel’. As a result, the brother and many other brethren did not take kind to this rebuke from the Lord, he even said we are ‘blaspheming’ Dr Owour and for such folly the Lord punished such brethren.

In addition, the Bible forbid prophet worship and to discourage people not to make a shrine of Moses’ graveside God buried him (Deuteronomy 34:5-7). Also, let’s look at the prophet Elijah, he was a humble servant who never insisted on self-honour. Thus, a true prophet or servant of God should rebuke his or her followers if not, the servant could be serving for self-adulation.

In conclusion we are sharing a few some Bible verses, “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid” (Proverbs 12:1KJV).

Also, “So don't bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise, and they will love” (Proverbs 9:8 KJV).

Finally, If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and be freed from fear, please get started by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. As always, for any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.

Brother Glenn and Brother Patrice