Manipulation – Exposing the Church of the World

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The best psychologists can be found in Church leadership, and that is because they understand the power of emotion combined with the power of God’s Word. For many generations, elite non-believers have used God’s Word as a tool to control the earthly population, and it seems that in recent history Church leaders have understood the same psychology. God was very right when He spoke in His Word about the battle between His creation and Satan being in the mind for that is the location where there is either victory or loss.

The art of manipulation within Churches can be found through teachings on giving (primarily cash) and leadership positions which seem innocent on the face of it and in fact I would say that most leaders wouldn’t realise the corruption within such beliefs. The majority of leaders I have encountered and witnessed are innocent on the issues of leadership and giving, but the deeper they get into their positions, the more reliant they become on those two factors. Today’s Church needs tithings and followers in leadership positions to succeed and appear good, and the need for the HolySpirit is now secondary. Let’s look at the gift of giving and leadership in focus.

Giving – Mainstream Christian TV demand instant cash and they use scripture to insinuate that through the giving of finance God will reward and recompense with a greater blessing. I can see why they would say this but looking at God and His Word for who He is, this is far from the truth. The Church in the world needs extreme, continuous finance to fund their traditional events and outreaches which ultimately makes them look good but cripples the congregation. Get rich or try dying. God may not have called many to be rich, but he definitely didn’t call his believers to behave with a poverty spirit. If you are busy giving your money away then who will feed the poor and needy? Before you know, that is exactly what the Church of the world will make you.

Leadership – Some leaders end up in the same positions for 25 years because they seem to be loyal, others are in the position because they don’t want to let go and then there are those who are made to leave early because they do not fit the profile. Great leaders create more great leaders and are never threatened by the newcomers, but the poor leaders are the ones who are adamant that the newcomers or younger generation need to work their way up their ladder in one specific church or organisation. Church tradition requires leaders and their congregation to remain in that same place, and there is no valid scripture to prove or back this up. Staying in the same position brings a false unity and stability which from the outward makes everything look very pretty.

Church isn’t meant to be like this, but today the spirit housed within it cripples leaders and the work of God through the power of manipulation. As a body of believers, we have significant work to do to eradicate this behaviour before Jesus comes back. We have the authority to serve in power, and we must take this responsibility seriously with the fear of God within us. It’s time to give Church the credit God wants it to have.

Leaders, time to change the way you are and get back to the way God is. Purity.

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Disciples know promotion

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Jesus regularly took digs at religious folk in The Bible and used them as an example to disciples and followers to show the difference between walking in the light or darkness. Read Matthew 23 and you will note how Jesus gives a kingdom key to promotion and the fruit of walking in the light. At the same time, Jesus has prophetically highlighted what Church leaders will be like after He departed earth to take His rightful place in heaven.
Today, church leaders love the pulpit, love attention and love compromise. These three things are undeniable because every human desires them at some point in their lives. They get a promotion by democracy as people love them, and the emotions of popularity is a wave that many people cannot resist. If you are popular, then be prepared for earthly promotion. Jesus says the way to promotion is through serving. Serving is an internal heart principle that has automatic outward fruits. You do not do things to please people, but because you love God, and that compels the serving attitude.
So that brings me to the hidden kingdom principle of submission and authority. Those who can submit and serve will rule with authority, not only their own spirit as Proverbs says but also city by city. Jesus wants disciples to take nations and cities, but that doesn’t mean some physical revival which is strange to me from a biblical point of view, but He desires we take spiritual authority over principalities and powers. It is only then that God will bother to raise people up in places of influence and authority in the natural because to whom much is given, much is expected. Ruling spiritual realms takes courage, discipline and diligence and if you do well there you will fly in any earthly position, but you must possess humility, meekness and the glory of God. All these are attained by serving, sacrifice and obedience.
If you are looking to be popular then look forward to recognition in your church; If you want genuine promotion then you won’t be popular, but you will find authority and favour with the right people. God opens doors that no man can shut.
Followers love what people can do for them; disciples love what God has in-store for them!

Book of Job – My business struggles

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I had desired to be a pastor for many years after I committed my life to Christ but the Lord Jesus would always lead me towards a career in business.  I resisted the call for business for many years because I have a real passion for bringing the knowledge of Christ to lost souls until one sunny day in Copenhagen, I heard the Lord speak to me about the ‘rich person’. “Who will go them?” A new vision was birthed at that moment.
I have titled this article based on the story of Job which is about loss, redemption and overflow, and this is precisely how I can describe my career in business. Through a lack of wisdom I have lost plenty of money; through demonic attacks I have lost plenty opportunities but in the midst of all crises God has remained faithful to His vision and the cause He has for The Kingdom.
God designed us to make decisions based on taking His counsel but human nature drives us to be the decision makers in our lives, and this is where I had fallen short for years. All of my business failures are down to one simple factor; I was making bad decisions compared to God ones. Through each wrong decision, I found redemption through Jesus’s blood, but there have always been consequences to those bad decisions. Just as Israel took a 40-year detour, I too have taken long detours, but grace is always bringing me back.
Through every setback, I have found opportunity and today I can stand confidently as an entrepreneur because of this. I learned an important key in this life, and that is that opportunities will never cease to find you as long as your eyes are open. I could have buried my head in the sand through every disappointment, but instead, I chose to keep my head lifted high, and that is exactly where I could see Jesus.
Something that plenty of Christians struggle with is money and the potential for God’s children to have lots of it brings fear upon even the most faithful believers. Money has a place in God’s Kingdom if used correctly and in His wisdom; anything else does boil down to greed and lust. It is totally fine to be successful on earth as long as God is behind your decisions, purpose and vision. My struggles are now my strengths, and as I press forward as an entrepreneur, I hope to continue moving ahead with God’s agenda and not my own.
Money is a good thing, just don’t lust after it.
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Peace!
Amit