Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Corinthians 9:11-12 (AMP): If we have sown [the seed of] spiritual good among you, [is it too] much if we reap from your material benefits? If others share in this rightful claim upon you, do not we [have a still better and greater claim]? However, we have never exercised this right, but we endure everything rather than put a hindrance in the way [of the spread] of the good news (the Gospel) of Christ.
I have counselled several Christians who came to me disturbed by men of God who had told them that God had said that the Christian should give them a certain sum of money.
A lady once confessed that her pastor had said that God wanted her to pay school fees for his children. That is not right!
A true man of God should never beg from his congregation.
More importantly, NEVER CAUSE GOD TO SPEAK where HE obviously has not; that is SPIRITUAL ABUSE, and like our theme scripture reveals, it puts a hindrance in the way of the spread of the gospel of Christ.
Never put people in a place where they feel coerced to give to you because you used the voice of God to manipulate them.
Know who you are and stand in the constant assurance that God is your portion. Praise Him.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Corinthians 9:18, Deuteronomy 18:1-2
Never put people in a place where they feel coerced to give to you because you used the voice of God to manipulate them. Know who you are and stand in the constant assurance that God is your portion.
PRAYER: Father God, I know that when you call a man, you sustain him. When you call a man, you equip him for the work of ministry. When you call a man, you never put him in a place where he has to beg. This wisdom sits firmly in my spirit and causes me to regard you as my source. I never beg because to do so would be to show that you who called me is not sufficient. You are my portion and always will be. In Jesus’ name. Amen.