EXPRESS IMAGE GLORY MINISTRIES
THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 4, No. 9 – Monday, 11th March, 2019
THE CHEWING-GUM OF YOUTUBE
Who on earth can tell what this edition of The Message Now will earn me. But whatever is the outcome: the insults of men? Another branding and rebranding on youtube? Hmmm! whatever. I am however sure in the end that the Lord who called me and sent me will defend His interest in my life.
Isaiah chapter 58:1 states: ‘cry out, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins’. With and in perfect clarity, I have a mandate by reason of this scripture to announce moral decadens, to instruct against it and profer solutions where necessary.
The butchering of servants of God is now a common mantra on youtube and social media. Let me strictly warn that such is not permitted in this ministry. Understand me in every way possible that this ministry will not spare any one with the penchant for maiming pastors with their tongues.
It is commonly believed that pastors are answerable to God only. But personally, I differ very strongly from such opinion. In my view, pastors are answerable to God and to the people over whom God has made them overseers.
As a matter of fact, any pastor who is a heaven-bound citizen will welcome with a heart of gratitude any Christian who points out his faults to him in love with a view to make him a better person. For no pastor is beyond correction. For me, this is still within the ambit of what the scripture permits.
But it is obvious that the frontiers of scriptural ambit has been so widened by church people and the public alike that pastors have now become the common chewing-gum of myriads of campaigns on youtube and the general social media.
Permit me to say that the attitude of some pastors is the reason behind this youtube and social media users. How clean are our hands Pastors? But even at that, youtube and social media users, has God handed over to you the cane to whip his servants?
Haven’t you read the accounts of Jeremiah 2:3? Has Psalm 105:14-15 not been instructive enough. When Africans and Nigerians in particular go onto the Internet and call leaders of the Christian faith by very unbecoming identities, what judgment do these Nigerians expect from God?
It was the turn of that Nigerian to refer to Baba (Pastor) E.A. Adeboye as a ‘liar’, Baba (Pastor) WF Kumuyi as ‘incapable’ and Dr. D.K. Olukoya as ‘devil’. When unbelievers witchhunt Christians and berate us, are we not supposed to be there encouraging one another as Christians?
When we tear the body of Christ apart and make devils out of children of God, are we not adding to Christ’s pains? Does the Spirit of God dwell in us really and truly? Can’t you simply sell your market on youtube and social media without maligning other people?
It appears to me that berating men of God has become the cheapest tool in the hands of these bloggers, youtube and social media users for advertising and promoting their products, church, books, followership, generosity. Get this clear; as you delight in bringing others down by promoting yourself, your church, products and followership, so will God promote your shame and disaster.
It was also the turn of another youtube user to claim that tithes and offerings should no longer be paid because some pastors enrich themselves through this medium. Hmmm! there is no doubt that there are pastors who do this. But should we flout divine instructions thereby offend God because of the actions of some of His messengers?
O youtube user and preacher, if men hurt God because of your campaign, do you not remember the trajectory of God’s judgment? Do you not understand that God always goes back to the root of every crime or sin when dispensing judgment?
If your youtube campaign is the genesis of disobedience, when the rod of divine judgment visits those disobedient people, how shall you the originator escape? Remember 2 Kings 2:23-24.
IN THE END, ONLY 120 MEN AND WOMEN IN THE UPPER ROOM TRANSFORMED THE WORLD AFTER THE MASTER DEPARTED BACK TO HEAVEN. THEIR ACTIONS GAVE BIRTH TO MILLIONS OF US TODAY. WHAT ABOUT YOU?!!! CONSIDER HEB.10:26-31 AND REPENT.
Question and Answer Section:
Question: How many disciples were present in the upper room?
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Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
HYMN: Take My Life And Let It Be
- O God, have mercy on me for the sake of your Son, Jesus.
- O God, forgive me for speaking against any one among your servants.
- Remove every delay to my prayers by your mercy.
- Pray and fast on Tuesday and Thursday of this week for the unmarried ones in Express Image Glory ministries: ask God for several things for them. Let every evil word and hands working against them be paralysed and their way made open.
- Pick someone in your office, family and in Express Image Glory Ministries and pray for them on Monday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday.