by David Cooke
(PLEASE READ) “WE NEED MINISTERS AND PREACHERS WHO ARE MEN OF TRUTH, WHO FEAR GOD, AND TELL IT LIKE IT IS AND SET A GODLY EXAMPLE !!
A godly preacher will love you enough to preach the Truth to you and bring correction to you even if you do not like it! He will not be a crowd pleaser!! Woe to the minister who loves the applause of men and who avoids reproof, rebuke, correction and heartfelt exhortation! We are not called to be liked but to minister the Word of God.
SOME JUST WANT SWEETS WHEN WHAT THEY NEED IS THE STRONG MEDICINE OF THE WORD OF GOD! EVEN MANY OF OUR MODERN SONGS LACK GODLY CONTENT THAT SHOULD PUT THE FOCUS ON GOD HIMSELF. Some are very repetitive and very shallow and the focus is too much on me, me, me and how I feel.
Thank God for the ones that do glorify God! Just read an old hymnal when you are on your knees. You see depth and heartfelt convictions and biblical truths put to song.
We need godly ministers with the character of the men who served with Moses!
MY HEART BREAKS THAT THERE ARE FEW MEN LIKE THIS TODAY. WHERE IS THE FEAR OF GOD IN THE PULPIT? WHERE ARE THERE GODLY MEN WHO HATE GREED? WHERE ARE THE MEN WHO LIVE AND PREACH THE TRUTH WITH INTEGRITY??
We need godly ministers who please God and do not tickle ears! Men who preach what is True not what is popular! Truth that convicts! Truth that converts! Truth that transforms people’s lives! Men filled with the Spirit of Truth!
We do not compromise the Truth, we declare the Truth! Truth is to be applied, not denied!
Spineless, soft, people pleasing preachers will tell you what you want to hear, not what you need to hear! Remember the local church will become like its pastor! He sets the example! I do not want pop culture opinions and smooth sayings!
1. A.W. TOZER : “I pray I may preach with such convicting power that my people will sweat. I do not want them to leave my services always feeling good. The last thing I want is to give them some kind of religious tranquilizer and let them go to hell in their relaxation! The messages in our churches should make backslidden Christians sweat!”
2. A.W. TOZER: ‘The pastor when facing his congregation on Sunday dare not think of the effect that his sermon will have on his job, his salary or his future relationship with the Church. No man is a good preacher who is not willing to lay his future on the line every time he expounds the Word!”
2nd Timothy 4:2-4 “Preach the Word: be instant in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the Truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
DEAR FRIEND WE ARE IN THESE TIMES RIGHT NOW!!! FEW PREACH THE WORD! FEW REPROVE THEIR PEOPLE! FEW REBUKE ANYONE LEST THEY LOSE PEOPLE AND MONEY! MOST WILL NOT ENDURE “SOUND DOCTRINE.”
They want an instant “easy-going, relaxing” cozy false gospel that feeds their lusts for the things of the world! Where are the godly pilgrims who are on the narrow road that leads to heaven?? Pilgrims who set their affections on things above not on earthly things! The earth bound gospel that focuses our attention on the world is not the real gospel. The real gospel produces a person who is radical for Jesus and lives holy unto the Lord in a rotten sin-filled world!!
3. Let me give you one more quote from A.W. TOZER- “In many Churches the gospel has been so watered down until the solution is so weak that if it were medicine it would not cure anyone.” SHARE THIS POST WITH OTHERS AS THE LORD LEADS YOU.
PS-Jesus Himself said “the lusts of other things will choke the Word and it will become unfruitful.” Preachers who focus on “things” and not on knowing our high and holy God are deceiving you! Wake up and read the Word and develop discernment!
Brother David Cooke (Share as the LORD leads you.)
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