Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, teachers…The 5-fold ministers build the Church, but these people damage the church. Gossipers..Slanderers..With a special assignment from the devil to gossip about men of God and damage the Body of Christ.
(Men of God refers to both male and female servants of Christ).
David Wilkerson (author of Cross and the switchblade) had a vision from God.A part of the vision is regarding the release of the “spirit of gossip” which will result in the labeling of true men of God as false. It has come to pass. What you see as posts on fb, blogs and videos on YouTube against men of God is the fulfillment of the vision. The sad part is true men of God are named and labeled as false from pulpits too.
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT THE CHURCH? :
- When true men of God are labeled as false prophets/false teachers, many people start to withdraw from those men of God.
- It spoils the discernment between true and false as both true and false preachers are placed in the same list.
- When the men representing Christ are abused,it sends a bad note to the world regarding Christ and His church.
WHO ARE THESE GOSSIPERS? :
- They don’t have a intimate relationship with God.
- They don’t know the word of God.
- They have their own self-made doctrines, rules and principles.
- They are influenced and driven by demons.
Aaron and Miriam opposed Moses. You know what happened to them. Ananias and Sapphira dropped down dead before Peter. Elymas the sorcerer became blind for opposing Paul. People think it won’t happen now…I have bad news for you..It is still happening. A preacher dropped down dead on the pulpit while opposing Charles Finney. A man died for opposing a well-known man of God of “our period”. People who opposed the “manifestations of the Holy Spirit” in Maria Woodworth’s meeting were struck dumb or slammed to the floor by God’s power. Judgement will come upon those who oppose God’s servants. Instant judgement can occur based on the level of authority in which the man of God is walking. God is possessive about the ones He has appointed and opposing His appointed ones means opposing God.
“Don’t you dare lay a hand on my anointed, don’t hurt a hair on the heads of my prophets.”Psalm 105:15(MSG)
MEN OF GOD ARE MEN AND NOT GOD:
Men of God can make mistakes. They are not God, they are humans and they need God’s mercy and forgiveness. Making mistake doesn’t make them false. True men of God can make mistakes, they can fake certain things. They are accountable to God. If you want to correct them,do it the biblical way. There is a vast difference between correction and criticism.
You show mercy because you are not perfect either. Show mercy to receive mercy.The life of a man of God is not easy like you think.He will be crushed for the benefit of the Church.He will go through fire to bring down the fire from heaven. So show mercy and above all pray!!!
DISCERNMENT BETWEEN TRUE AND FALSE:
There are false apostles, false prophets and false teachers, that doesn’t mean you can go around labeling every preacher as false who doesn’t fit your doctrines or denominational beleifs. Discernment comes when you know the Word of God and the voice of the Spirit of God. You must be mature in Christ to look through the lens of discernment.I remember my dad’s words in one of his sermons-“Don’t expose false people. You walk in the truth and they will be exposed automatically.”
If you are a gossiper, I request you to repent and ask God for forgiveness. If you don’t turn from the sin of gossip, you are “living in sin”…Repent…
Note : When I say Judgement that doesn’t mean that God is mad or bad. God has to move out people who call themselves as Christians but listen to the devil to protect His Church from being corrupted. Preventing His Church, His people from defilement is a loving act of God and it includes moving out gossipers. In 1 Corinthians 5, a Christian guy who was sleeping with His Father’s wife was handed over to satan by Apostle Paul. That guy had to be removed not because he fell into sin but because “he was living in sin, was rebellious and walking in the devil’s ways”. Read your Bible for yourself!!!!
AN EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK VISION,WRITTEN BY DAVID WILKERSON:
I know that Satan has declared war on every true minister of Jesus Christ. He will leave no stone unturned in an attempt to discredit and shipwreck every man of God who is determined to stay true. Those ministers and priests who refuse to cheat on their wives, who refuse to indulge in the freedom of the new morality, are going to be the target of the most vicious gossip of all times. Satan is going to raise up “gossip mongers” to harass, malign and lie against them.
I believe that Billy Graham and other great gospel ministers throughout the world are going to face more and more ridicule, gossip, and misunderstanding by the press and by liberal people in the media. Every motive will be questioned and suspected. Every statement will be examined and cross examined.
Ministers who thought they had no enemies in the world will wake up and discover that someone is talking about them. Pastors of churches are going to face the most malicious gossip of all. Innuendos, lies, and false statements that will be floating around will come from the very pits of Hell.
It will be a supernatural demonstration of demonic powers. Not a single true minister of the gospel will be immune. The wives of ministers who are married will also come under attack.
Legions of lying spirits have been turned loose upon the world with the single purpose of accusing Christians through gossip and slander. This gossip war will not only be aimed against ministers of the gospel but against all true believers of Jesus Christ, of all colors and creeds.