If church is all about offering and tithes, then I want to resign as a pastor. If church services is all about gathering people to manipulate them to get a livelihood, then I need to resign as a pastor. If church is all about entertainment, motivation, fancy clothes and where to meet friends, then I need to resign as a pastor. If the church is now an arm of the government, then I need to resign as a pastor. If the church now inquires from government what to do instead of inquiring from God what to do during crisis, then I don’t want to be a pastor anymore. If the church now go to government to inquire about the future and not kings coming to inquire of God, as in the days of old then I have to resign as a pastor.
If giving to God and even giving to pastors is not seen as an oblation and a privilege, as an act of worship, but rather seen as helping God or helping a pastor or now becomes an abuse or a way of controlling the church, then we should stop giving and stop abusing the church and the Pastors. If sinners are not coming to church and they get convicted of their sins then I need to resign as a pastor. If politicians are no more convicted of bad leadership, of their sins, get broken in the presence of God when they come to church, then I don’t want to remain a pastor. If politicians now cannot be protected by God when they come inside churches but by armed security men inside the church then we have missed it.
Psalm 127:1- except the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. We have placed more value on our politicians than on God, we esteem them more than how we esteem the presence of God. We now have turned them to gods and we now worship them.
Do I blame the politicians, actually NO. I will blame the church. We are now powerless, we no longer seek the Presence of God but we seek to know politicians. We no more look up to God for Help, but we look up to men to help us. We are now motivational speakers. We now preach what will make politicians happy and give us money instead to preach the raw truth full of God’s undiluted power that will convict and break people in the presence of God. We no more rebuke the rich, for the fear of losing them. Their tithes and offerings detect our message. We no longer preach from 1Timothy 5:17-19- Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
CAN is now a supposed commission working for government whereas they were to be the voice of God to the people. We now fear men more than God. Should we rather hearken unto men more than unto God. (Acts 4:19)
If I have to remain a pastor, I need the old time religion: when we focus on the message of salvation of souls than on motivational talks that gets people excited and not convicted.
If I am to remain an Apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ, I need to obey God rather than obey men, reverence God more than how I reverence political office holders. Pastor a church were souls are saved, sinners are convicted not comfortable, the sick are healed as they come to church, the poor are not treated as outcast and the rejected in the society are celebrated in the church.
I want to pastor a church were all are seen as brethren without making some to be high minded and some to be low minded. I rather lose my seat in government functions than to lose my sit in the house of God. This might offend some people and they might stop supporting the work of the gospel but I rather loose riches that will displeased God and rather remain a door keeper in the house of God.
I want to pastor a church that Kings will come to inquire of the Lord as in the days of Old. I need the Presence of God more than I need money. I need revival more than entertainment. I rather loose friends than loose God. I can’t imagine life without Christ.
I am Apostle Nyeneime Andy, an apostle sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father.