Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Peter 2:16(KJV); But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet
Ministry is not supposed to be a show business; it is a divine office ordained by God for equipping of the saints for the work of ministry.
I say this with the greatest sadness; that we live in a generation where it has been dramatized and turned into some sort of “show off” of the gifts and not divine purpose to serve.
A number of ministers have turned the gospel into entertainment and gain, with pomp, so much that they are starting to become idols of men in this world, not servants of God and man as the Word implores.
As God exalts some, they become an idol to worship not ministers given due honour for their service to the Lord (Sadly, many believers don’t know the difference between worship and honour).
Some ministers have become the thing most expensive to access that money has to be paid to get to them.
It is a wonderful thing to flow in the gifts of the spirit, but it must be exercised with wisdom and in fear of the lord.
The liberty of the Spirit is not the vindication of the same Spirit, wisdom is (Luke 7:35).
If a minister exalts self and draws attention to self and not to Christ, it goes against the testimony of the wisdom from above. It’s rather earthly, sensual and of the devil (James 3:13-15).
Unfortunately, many men are beyond the reach of this understanding, hence will not see the love that edifies, but an attack on “the person.” It takes “beasts of burden” to rebuke them. God help us!
FURTHER STUDY: Colossians 3:17, John 12:32, 1 Corinthians 14:33
It is a wonderful thing to flow in the gifts of the spirit, but it must be exercised with wisdom and in fear of the lord. The liberty of the Spirit is not the vindication of the same Spirit, wisdom is (Luke 7:35)
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for this great Word. In this day and time, I stand on the foundation of wisdom because it is the stability of my times and the strength of my salvation. I am as strong as I am wise in the things of the Spirit. In all that you have given me access to, I exercise wisdom, never to stumble the brethren, never to destroy another. To the glory of your name. Amen.