TOUCH MY ANOINTED, NO PREACHER IS ABOVE THE LAW AND ACCOUNTABILITY PART 2
Elijah was under specific instruction by God to pay a widow a visit in 1 kings 17. 13, this incident should never be used as a general formula to put a prize tag on every miracle or spiritual duty offered by preachers or especially when the prophet isn't hungry as in this case. This is the bane behind the corruption in many third world nations. Public officers may say, afterall my pastor collects things from people before helping them , therefore I see nothing wrong with kickbacks before issuing government contracts
There are persons who may argue that they experienced a miracle after they gave a gift to a prophet. if that be the case then grace is null and void.For we are saved by grace not by works and our redemption or deliverance was not purchased with material things like precious metals or money.[NLT] 1 Peter 1:18 "For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver"
One may also argue that there are persons who do not go to church and yet they receive greater breakthroughs. Does this now nullify faith? Definitely, No. God is a good God and shows kindness to all mankind . It rains and the sun shines upon both the so-called good and the bad,
In 2kings4. Elisha was used by God to multiply oil for a widow to sell and pay her debt. He never requested food or gratification from her. Non of the people Jesus healed was told to bring anything.
SHOULD WE JUDGE OUR LEADERS.? YES.
Under the new testament we are all anointed . John15:16 and nobody is above correcting.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THINGS A PREACHER SHOULD NOT BE ASSOCIATED WITH:.
Galatians 5:19-21 MSG
"It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time:
1) repetitive, loveless, cheap sex;
2) a stinking accumulation of mental and emotional garbage;
3) frenzied and joyless grabs for happiness;
4) trinket gods;
8) a brutal temper;
9)an impotence to love or be loved;
10) divided homes and divided lives;
11) small-minded and lopsided pursuits;
12)the vicious habit of depersonalizing everyone into a rival;
13)uncontrolled and uncontrollable addictions;
14)ugly parodies of community.
I could go on. This isn’t the first time I have warned you, you know. If you use your freedom this way, you will not inherit God’s kingdom"
THERE ARE MORE QUALITIES TO BE DESIRED OF A CHURCH LEADER THEY INCLUDE
1 Timothy 3:1-7 MSG
"If anyone wants to provide leadership in the church, good! But there are preconditions: A leader must be well-thought-of,
1) committed to his wife,
2) cool and collected,
5)He must know what he’s talking about,
6) not be overfond of wine,
7)not pushy but gentle,
10)He must handle his own affairs well,
11) attentive to his own children and having their respect. For if someone is unable to handle his own affairs, how can he take care of God’s church?
12)He must not be a new believer, lest the position go to his head and the Devil trip him up. 13)Outsiders must think well of him, or else the Devil will figure out a way to lure him into his trap." This list is given so that the seeker of God would not fall into wrong hands.
Satan's agents are in the church masquerading as ministers of the gospel while propagating immorality.1 Corinthians 11:13 -15 "For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
Apostle Paul was subordinate to apostle Peter in the church and yet he wisely rebuked peter for erring[NLT] Galatians 2:11 But when Peter came to Antioch, I had to oppose him to his face, for what he did was very wrong.[NLT] Galatians 2:12 When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile Christians, who were not circumcised. But afterward, when some friends of James came, Peter wouldn’t eat with the Gentiles anymore. He was afraid of criticism from these people who insisted on the necessity of circumcision.[NLT] Galatians 2:13 As a result, other Jewish Christians followed Peter’s hypocrisy, and even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy[NLT] Galatians 2:14 When I saw that they were not following the truth of the gospel message, I said to Peter in front of all the others, “Since you, a Jew by birth, have discarded the Jewish laws and are living like a Gentile, why are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions?
Peter was the church's first superintendent or general overseer. He was teaching destructive heresy that encouraged racism in the church and he was wisereprimanded for his intransigence. NO GENERAL OVERSEER IS ABOVE CORRECTION.
There is absolutely nothing wrong judging one another. If judging is wrong then nobody should be sent to jail and there should be no law enforcement agencies like the police and the law courts . Judging makes for excellence. Here are some scriptures that commands we judge.
NLT] 1 Corinthians 5:12 It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.
[NLT] John 7:24 Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly.”
[NLT] 1 Corinthians 6:2 Don’t you realize that someday we believers will judge the world? And since you are going to judge the world, can’t you decide even these little things among yourselves?
[NLT] 1 Corinthians 6:3 Don’t you realize that we will judge angels? So you should surely be able to resolve ordinary disputes in this life.
[NIV] 1 Corinthians 6:5 I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers?
[ESV] 1 Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.