I stumbled on BPN looking for an old Pastor friend in Memphis, TN. Loving the Lord and His sweet and powerful Word, I thought to myself, wow , what a blessing. In some things I must admit I'm a neophyte, particularly sites like these, but what awesome potential this site is. For me, it was a time to fellowship with hopefully like spirits, (those who Love the Lord and His Word-Truth) and are called according to His purpose to do His will.
I felt like a child in a toy store, what great pickings and opportunities to learn from one another and help one another grow-- To fellowship like the Apostles did, girding up our brothers and sisters, and praying for one another so that we continue to press toward that High calling in Christ Jesus with the full armour, prepared for the fiery darts and clouds.
It's been rewarding. I got caught up initially in the debates, but they were so hostile and degrading, bickering, fighting over scraps, men and women of God esteeming themselves higher than another, and there was no sign of humility or Christ Love, none that I saw. Even their futile efforts at displaying false humility were transparent and quickly exposed. So I gracefully bowed out, and every now and again, I'll stick my little two cents in to remind us of what we are called to do, so we would stop fighting one another and be about Father's business!
Each person has a different reason for being here. As I said, I've met some beautiful people and ate some rich food (God's Word) and I've been encouraged through my storm, and attacked for reaching out. I'm happy that I'm completely in Love with Father and focused on Him, otherwise I could be sucked in to the mess. There is such a need for strong men and women of God who truly Love Him and want to be used effectively by Him, that when I come to this sight I'm always looking for something that will bless me. How often do Pastors or teachers get the opportunity to sit and feast on the word served up by a fellow brother or sister whose fruit is demonstrative of a true soldier for Father?
Something has alarmed me though. As I stated I was attacked when I reached out requesting supportive prayer, and some never bothered to acknowledge the request. I'm good with that, because this is a network and people are networking--I guess their ministry and services they offer, but to reach out to someone hurting and going through with crooked and selfish motives, to try and run some kind of game on them is pure evil! I say to those that do this, "You had best be carefful who you attempt to prey on, for when you step to Father's child, you will have to answer to Him!" And know this, you can only con another con; the greedy preys on the weak and needy, and often greedy meets greedy! But when you encounter a true man or woman of God your silly tactics will be exposed. As for me, I will pray for this lost soul, for the Word says to do this, pray for enemies and those who use, and even love them, but it never said fall prey or victim. Call it out, turn the light on, and rebuke that thing. I've been doing this.
Please don't play around with the lives of God's people. It is obvious that anyone willing to do this, does not know Father or believe in Him, for they would be afraid to play games with His children or the sheep they are supposively shepparding. What God has for his people is for them; you can't dangle your so called prophetic word if you actually have this gift, you won't have it long! You should count it an honor to be His child or to be used by Him, don't try and prostitute His word or your gifts for personal gain: for it is to Him you will answer. Stop playing with God oh foolish man/woman! -- Blessings Evangelist regi