3 KINDS OF PASTORS “THE WORLD” DOESN’T CRITICIZE NOR PERSECUTE.
There are certain characteristics the world wouldn’t mind about a pastor or minister of the gospel for just as long as they are not a part of his life, regardless of how good his or her message or lifestyle is.
1) The Poor pastor:
They aren’t wanting you poor because they want to hear more of your message; no. The message won’t still mean a thing to them. They just don’t want you have what they so badly love and serve – money (riches). You can’t treat their master as a slave and they take it lightly on you; no. Who has the time to criticize a poor man? The world hates anyone who has attained independence of the very thing they are still slaves to. (Ecclesiastes 9:16).
2) The miracle Pastor
The miracle Pastor? No, he must be fake! They have no pointer to the genuine miracles, yet have an unending list of false miracle Pastors. They have no problem in believing in diabolic realities; they know what that witch doctor can do! Yes, they know and they believe it. But if that miracle is attributed to God, something must be wrong with that pastor. Whatever rescues people is an enemy to the world (Luke 11:14/15).
3) The unpopular Pastor
Number is known to be strength. When the Pharisees saw how the multitudes came to the Lord Jesus Christ, they were provoked! Then they sought ways to destroy him. Who has the energy to waste criticizing the pastor with a “small Church”? The world loves “attention”, fame, and popularity. And they want such attention to be given towards the things they adore. The moment such attention of men is massively given towards God, the world is provoked, because it’s a sign many are quitting the worship of their world, and the end is evident. (John 3:26/27).
A Pastor or Church with any of the above, is bound to come under very heavy worldly criticism and scrutiny. It’s worst for a pastor with the three. When a pastor possesses any of the three (and at best all) above mentioned characteristics, the world has no interest in the message he preaches (they never had an interest before); they will come against such with criticisms, shaking and raining their opinions as “heavenly counselors” who know how best they ought to live. Whitewashed tombs.
Riches, miraculous ability, popularity, on the side of the one who doesn’t serve the world, challenges the gods of the world. That’s why it MUST awaken worldly criticisms. That to them isn’t “logical.”
And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s. But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life (Mark 10:29/30).
The good news is, the Lord Jesus Christ had all! All three in full measure. Who’s ever been that criticized? They weren’t His goal; He had bitten Satan’s temptation on that before. God owns the world and all in it. He will make whatever is necessary to fulfill His purpose abound towards the man who is loyal to Him, TO THE FULFILMENT AND REVELATION OF HIS GLORY.
Pastor, never be intimidated by their words or opinions. Don’t give ear to the sound of a whitewashed tomb. Be faithful to your God! That’s all it takes. When you bow to God alone, you will eventually dominate the things of the world, to the measure He desires. And their criticism won’t change nor shake a thing. He’s God, and let the world not school you on how God blesses.
STAY FAITHFUL TO GOD ALONE. HE’S GOD.
- Daniel N. Allo
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