Man Of God Or God Of Man? Photo Of Church Members Lying On The Floor As Pastor Steps In Causes Stir
Facebook user Clement Ntukogu who shared this photo didn’t state the church where this happened but it has caused a huge stir among people who believe this should never happen.
“Man of God” is the description given to a man that follows God in every way, who obeys His commands with joy, who does not live for the things of this life but for the things of eternity, who willingly serves his God in giving freely of all his resources yet gladly suffers as a consequence of his faith. Perhaps Micah 6:8 sums up the man of God in one neat verse: “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
When pastors become gods the interest of Jesus becomes dispensable. The cult of personality pastors nurture in churches is not compatible with the sovereignty rights of the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Adeboye, like Pope Francis, epitomes humility, simplicity and sincerity, are revered for the right moral reasons. For remaining broken, contrite and therefore human despite all their fame and stature. But that tribe is almost extinct in the Pentecostal circles. Who amongst the other pastors are like these two? The policy of the Catholic church, in line with Apostle Paul’s teachings, to keep priests away from the worries of raising families and accumulation of wealth has proved to be great wisdom.
The Catholic church owns the priests while in many of the churches that abound now the priests literally own the churches and parishes. The church of Christ is now littered with small men in cloth with huge egos. And their whims are passed across as dictates of the Holy Spirit. But in what is the veneration of pompous, empty, ineffectual, vessels preoccupied with self aggrandizement founded? Masters of glib talk whose personal lives cannot recommend them to anyone. The congregations know the truth but can’t pay the price of righteousness and the pastors interpose themselves between God and miracle seeking men in the manner of the prophets of the old testament, before the veil was torn.
These pastors claim familiarity with God and congregations addicted to quick , easy fixes, worship the pastors in the erroneous belief that the pastors can help them attract divine help which ordinarily their unrighteousness and distance from God would deny them. The pastors , now gods, water down christian doctrines, permit all sorts and keep the needed numbers. If the congregation is Spirit filled and not deluded, the pastor loses his ‘divinity’. But the congregation wants magic. Pastors promise wonders at the sight of money.
It's worthy of note to mention that, Jesus didn't see Himself as a leader. He came to serve. Nowhere in the scripture is He called "Leader". People followed Him because of His love. In as much as each of us. Believer may have different men of God that we love with passion, we must be very careful about how we present them. Only Christ centered revival must be promoted if the church must fully occupy her place in this end time. If we are to remain humble and live before the very face of God, these are the things we should detest with all passion. Anything that obscures the Lord but project a man. Please, let's promote God centered revival and not a man centered one.