May this post shock some sense into the mindset of leaders that will read this.....
Lord I pray for my brother and sisters that have stopped by and I pray that their lives would be enriched and supported by the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
Okay if you are in the ministry and if you appear to have some success or some money.......you will attract people that seek to prey on your need to have some sort of support system due to so many that are independent and or split from traditional church ministries.
Please understand that if God called you and if God has anointed you -YOU HAVE WHAT YOU NEED.
If you need a father or a mother in the Spirit use the Holy Spirit. Get on your knees or on your face and cry out to God for his Spirit to flood your heart and your soul. And after this OPEN YOUR BIBLE and read it! STUDY it....not somebody's else revelation of "it".
Now if you are looking for mentors and tutors that is totally different and it is ok if you know going in that relationship - I am only here for mentoring......not your personal "pay all your bills" pay, pay, pay, pay....and pay some more. Make your relationships clear with people "I am not your next 1,000.00 sucker or my church and my members do not just become your personal "pick pocket" group of hyped up - no sense, we just do what we are told and we cannot read our own bibles....congregation. Make it clear, make it known up front. If you cried and worked and sweated in the heat to get your church.......man don't you dare just give that away, or loan it out to some new revelation......put some of these new things on a trial basis and visit others that have tried it and give it a year for review and follow up. Get some numbers for references, investigate folks, ask for bank records that show solid history of paying the bills in thier own house, and ask for the mission statement, ask some more questions before allowing all of these new games to be played in your house and with your ministry.
Man so many great leaders see others doing something on a bigger scale and instead of patiently walking out your ministry by faith, you try a scheme......or a get rich -hype it up, trick it, treat it or just flat out scam your way to bigger and maybe better at first.....but you lose part of who you are when you substitute -wholeness, integrity, and honesty as your foundation. When you lose "you" then sir or mam you are soon to be out of ministry if you don't repent and make a full recovery.
The new thing now is to impress you with knowledge or some new revelation, spit some Hebrew and some Greek, and even some Latin......and make your head spin, put a little "hoop" and now your a like a crack addict......you want more of the "new thing" ....you are not after the Holy God of Zion, you are now after the "god" of stuff, power, and being big. And we all want success, and we all want to pay our bills.......but hear me, hear this plea from your humble servant......when you feel that check in your spirit and it feels like an alert or an alarm....read my post again and hit me back......GO BACK TO GOD....don't be swept away by this current stream of people traveling and raking in cash from people who they call a son..or a daughter.IT IS THE NEW SCAM!!!
From the Word of God - ....
Fathers always bless the son with portions....not the other way around.
Genesis 48:14-16 (King James Version)
14And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
15And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,
16The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
Elisha got the double portion from Elijah because he saw......HE SAW GOD, ALL ANOINTINGS COME FROM GOD!
2 Kings 2:9
And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
EVEN THE PRODIGAL SON Story has the father loading up the son.....how are missing the Bible??
Luke 15:12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
True mentors want to see your house blessed, they want your marriage strong and tight, they want you as a person to leave a legacy of righteousness and WHOLENESS!! Some of these guys and some of these gals......can preach your socks off....then they can "divine" an offering.....they have you, they get you hyped, and then there is no substance, there is no integrity....there is no track record that you can find......then you ask for clarification and you are told something gathered from this teaching, mixed with PYRAMID SCHEMES OF NETWORKING, mixed with the Kingdom order and rule........and my friend - - - It's a lie.
Now if you want to sow into others, please, please do it before God and stand on the Word of God by principle.....this person gets seeds sown from me to them because they are a doer of the WORK of God - not just good preaching - but they honor their wife, their home life with their family, they are concerned about the lost and un-churched, they practice sober judgment, and they have HOLY fruit that remains.......then sow your seed by faith .....and watch God prove his Word in your seed.
NEVER get raked or raped for your money to sow into anybody - because this is not God's way but it is the high pressure of the spirit of schemer -schemer - scam!
Just trying to help. .