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Bill Hamon, Another Transfer of Wealth Ministry Needs Your Transfer of Wealth (To Them) To Make It Through

Posted by Job on May 20, 2009

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However, more recently we have reached a desperate financial situation.  The ministry staff has faithfully cut and curbed costs, but even as expenses have dropped, so has our income.  Many of the leadership have put in their own money to cover payroll, but that can only be done so many times. As a ministry it has always been our policy that we don’t lay people off.  Unfortunately, recently we have had to use this option as a way to keep the ministry running.  Our staff has been resilient as we have had to lay off several employees, placing a greater work load on many that remain, as well cutting their salaries by 10%. 

Bill Hamon, Another Transfer of Wealth Ministry Needs Your Transfer of Wealth (To Them) To Make It Through

Someone kindly directed me to this from ‘Biship’ Bill Hamon’s site here, dated 11th May 2009. Bill Hamon is yet another one in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) who blatantly cannot manifest what he preaches, just like Steve Shultz, Chuck Pierce and C Peter Wagner preach and even hold conferences on release and transfer of wealth yet cannot manifest what they preach and prophesy either. Something is seriously amiss in prophet land. Why on earth won’t the church wake up to it?

Bill Hamon says –

“Friday, February 6th I woke and felt the Lord quickened to me the story found in 2 Kings 3. In this chapter the three kings of Israel, Judah and Edom marched seven days into the desert, in a round about way, to attack Moab.  They ran out of water and none was available where they were.  Their provision for survival and continuing on was insufficient to meet their needs. They went to the prophet Elisha and he prophesied to dig long rows of ditches in the valley. The Prophet said God would fill the ditches with water.  They would not see clouds or rain, but water would come. water of provision is coming so that we may survive and be enabled to destroy our enemies and reap the spoils of victory.

I know that many people are experiencing tough financial times and others are tightening their belts in preparation for what may come. However, I strongly believe that in this time, more than ever, we must not forget the principle of sowing and reaping. [endtimespropheticwords comment – working your way to Bill Hamon of course]   Over and over scripture shows us that if we will give freely, rather than holding on, He will be more than faithful to bring the return. As a ministry we have continued to sow into other ministries even through this tough time.  I encourage you to do the same.

Over the last year Christian International has faced some of the toughest financial times since we first moved to Florida 25 years ago. In the early days our staff was accustomed to possible short pay checks or even being asked to sow their salaries.  Since we were such a close knit community we pulled together and made it through.  Praise God it has been many years since those early days!

However, more recently we have reached a desperate financial situation.  The ministry staff has faithfully cut and curbed costs, but even as expenses have dropped, so has our income.  Many of the leadership have put in their own money to cover payroll, but that can only be done so many times. As a ministry it has always been our policy that we don’t lay people off.  Unfortunately, recently we have had to use this option as a way to keep the ministry running.  Our staff has been resilient as we have had to lay off several employees, placing a greater work load on many that remain, as well cutting their salaries by 10%.  For nearly two months our staff has done what would normally take them 80 hours in 72.  Some have even chosen to sow the additional eight hours to make sure that their part of the vision was fulfilled. 

In a situation like this, it is imperative to seek the Lord for direction.  So that is exactly what the leadership gathered to do.  We talked it over, sought the Lord, revisited prophetic words and decided that God is not telling us to stop or to back down. Then we began the process of trusting Him to bring the needed provision. [endtimes: by sending out begging letters]

If you have been with our ministry for any length of time you know it is not our nature to ask for money unless it is absolutely necessary. We have a great need and I encourage you to seek the Lord as to what extra you can give at this time.  I know God will give you a hundred-fold return on your seed sown. [endtimes comment –  pimp it, Bill!  And if the seed sown really works this way, why doesn’t Bill give out to you or some other worthy project and get a hundred fold return for himself? He’d never need to ask anyone for money ever again, would he?! But he doesn’t as it doesn’t work like that!]

In 1 Corinthians 3 Paul encouraged the church at Corinth that we all play a part in accomplishing the purpose of God in the earth.  Verse 9 says, “We work together as partners who belong to God…” One plants the seed, another waters and another harvests.  I am depending on God and you to make sure we continue to progress in fulfilling our ministry together in Christ. I look forward to hearing from you soon. [endtimes – as long as a check is enclosed in the envelope – bit presumptive too isn’t it?!]

Yours in Christ,

Bishop Bill Hamon”

Maybe Bill Hamon needs to read his daughter-in-law Jane Hamon’s book ‘The Cyrus Decree’  (or talk to her more?) and then call in some of his fellow apostles and prophets in to do some effective decreeing instead of ineffective screeing? Mind you, we all know what happened when the NAR elite decree’d at Lakeland when giving Todd Bentley the apostolic handshake and ring …

“Jane Hamon…. discusses the truths and the blessings she says have come in the earth through prophetic proclamations and apostolic decrees. She discusses the ministry of the prophets and apostles in the marketplace and in the pulpit. Jane references the kingship of Cyrus as the biblical basis for these proclamations and their impact on the earth.

In order to understand why Cyrus’ call to deliver the people was so significant, it must be set in historical context. The Israelites were captive in Babylon in part because of the foolishness of Hezekiah. King Hezekiah was sick and Isaiah prophesied to him that he would die. Hezekiah petitioned God and God changed His mind and gave Hezekiah 15 more years to live. Once well, Hezekiah invited foreign visitors into his palace and bragged about all his wealth and possessions. The foreign visitors were from a little known place called Babylon. It took 100 years, but the Israelites were taken captive by these very foreigners and all they had was carried away to Babylon. But God never leaves His people without a means of deliverance and this time the deliverance would come through Cyrus.

WHY CYRUS?

Jane explains it this way. “Cyrus was anointed by the Lord for a season of dominion on the earth that would result in one of the greatest earthly kingdoms ever established. God’s purpose in raising Cyrus up as king was to make him an instrument the Lord could use to release Israel from Babylon and to enable them to return to their land to rebuild what the emeny had destroyed.” Jane says that Cyrus was a warrior by age 16 and that in the Church today, God is developing warriors to battle on the spiritual front. She says the trumpet is sounding and each saint is being called on to be ready for war because just like in the days of Cyrus, many, many people still live in slavery to sin and death. She says there are people to be delivered, cities to be freed, nations to be won and entire regions of the earth to be liberated by the reality of the gospel. But this current day warfare is not with guns or tanks or planes but the spiritual weapons of prayer, praise and proclamation. Jane says God is looking for those in the Body of Christ who will do as Cyrus did and be ready to take on the spirit and attitude of a warrior for these times.

Simply stated, The Cyrus Decree will release apostolic and prophetic keys to the 21st century Church to liberate captives, transfer wealth, revolutionize nations and build the Kingdom of God!  [endtimes – don’t these people listen when Jesus said my kingdom is not of this world?]

The Cyrus Decree  releases Kingdom keys to empower the individual believer to release power through prophetic proclamations, unlock your wealth and your destiny, utilize your spiritual weapons of war, bring God’s voice to the marketplace, build and restore God’s Church, legislate God’s Kingdom rule, set captives free, conquer idolatrous systems and transfer wealth for building the kingdom…”

(Source CBN here)

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See also these related articles –

Chuck Pierce Inc. He Also Begs Funds To Meet Ongoing Wagner Poverty

C Peter Wagner & Chuck Pierce Ministry in Financial Trouble, While Wagner & Pierce Caught Out In Their Lies

James Goll Ministry in Financial Trouble

The End Times Apostasy http://www.thouartthechrist.info/lakeland/

 

The art of the apologetic non-apology

http://westernstandard.blogs.com/shotgun/2009/04/the-art-of-the-apologetic-nonapology.html

 

Bentley’s healing deaths

http://westernstandard.blogs.com/shotgun/2009/05/i-guess-that-if-you-die-and-go-to-heaven-thats-a-healing-of-sorts.html

 

Two People “Healed” at the Lakeland Revival Die – Slaughter of the Sheep

http://slaughteringthesheep.wordpress.com/2009/05/10/two-people-healed-at-the-lakeland-revival-die/

 

Bentley Joyner Johnson “divorce from reality”

http://westernstandard.blogs.com/shotgun/2009/04/divorced-from-reality.html

 

Benny Hinn Speaks Out Against the Florida Revival

http://www.christianresearchservice.com/BHinn39.htm

 

Gordon Williams to Karl Strader on ‘Reverse Blasphemy of the Spirit’

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2008/08/09/karl-strader-and-gordon-williams-on-lakeland-outpouring/#comment-23586

 

Rick Joyner Blaming Todd’s Sin on Shonnah

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/rick-joyner-blaming-todd-bentleys-sin-on-shonnah-on-burnout-on-depression-on-anything-but-todd-himself/#comment-40309

 

RICK JOYNER MANIPULATION COMMENTS

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/rick-joyner-manipulation/#comment-39415

 

False Prophet Rick Joyner & Todd Bentley’s Adulterous Re-Marriage

http://moriel.org/MorielArchive/index.php/news/usa/false-prophet-rick-joyner-todd-bentleys-re-marriage

 

The Delusional World Of Mark Stibbe & St Andrews Chorleywood

http://www.moriel.org/articles/discernment/church_issues/delusional_world_of_mark_stibbe.htm

 

Rick Joyner: We’re Not Justifying Anything YET re Todd Bentley

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/rick-joyner-were-not-justifying-anything-yet-re-todd-bentley/

 

Adrift in the River of God (Deceived by Rick Joyner)

http://www.deceptionbytes.com/content/adrift-river-god-parts-i-ii-and-iii

 

Mr. Bentley enters his rehab

http://westernstandard.blogs.com/shotgun/2009/03/mr-bentley-enters-his-rehab.html

 

Pentecostal Preacher Sherman Allen Turns Out to be Reverend Spanky

http://www.dallasobserver.com/2008-02-21/news/pentecostal-preacher-sherman-allen-turns-out-to-be-reverend-spanky/1

 

Todd Bentley & Rick Joyner Video on His Divorce, Remarriage and Restoration

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2009/03/13/todd-bentley-rick-joyner-video-on-his-divorce-remarriage-and-restoration/

 

The Tragic Scandal of Greasy Grace  http://charismamag.com/index.php/fire-in-my-bones/20005-the-tragic-scandal-of-greasy-grace?utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_content=keith4him%40yahoo.com&utm_campaign=FIMB+3-11-09

 

Rick Joyner Announces Todd Bentley Remarriage

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/rick-joyner-announces-todd-bentley-remarriage-and-the-start-of-restoration-process-while-begging-for-cash-for-fresh-fire-usa/

 

The False Revival (comparison)

 Todd Bentley and his muscle bound Jesus

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/todd-bentley-and-his-muscle-bound-jesus/

REVIVAL HERESY AND THE INTERNET

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=tsuMLkiMyaQ&feature=channel_page

Preacher Lived in Luxury as Church Plunged into Debt

http://www.rickross.com/reference/clergy/clergy323.html

Patricia King The Weirdo

http://walthope.tripod.com/pk.htm

 The Ted Haggard Dilemma

http://www.slate.com/id/2209983/

 Not Innocent”  http://www.a2zbookdepot.com/xxcrxxoxxoks.pdf

 or http://crooksaog.tripod.com/

 Stephen Strang in the Pits

http://moriel.org/MorielArchive/index.php/discernment/church-issues/aberrational-theology/stephen-strang-in-the-pits

 

Pastor Karl Strader is history

http://www.christiannews.0catch.com/strader.htm

 

Pastor Rodney The Sheep Fleecer

http://www.christiannews.0catch.com/rodney.htm

 

Tragedy Has Stalked Oral Roberts Life!  http://www.moriel.org/articles/discernment/church_issues/oral_roberts_tragedy.htm

Richard Roberts A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

http://walthope.tripod.com/or.htm

 

Rodney Howard-Browne Is One Of The Most Controversial And Publicized Figures Of The Third Wave Movement

BENNY HINN THE SCOUNDREL

http://walthope.tripod.com/hinn.htm

Shonnah Bentley and Son [Inc.] More Bentleys Plan Return To Ministry Spotlight

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2009/01/24/shonnah-bentley-and-son-inc-more-bentleys-plan-return-to-ministry-spotlight/

Todd Bentley Letter To Rick Joyner on His Marriage, Ministry and Mistress. [And Fresh Fire Infighting]

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2009/01/10/todd-bentley-letter-to-rick-joyner-on-his-marriage-ministry-and-mistress-and-fresh-fire-infighting/

 Read Your Bible Todd at http://westernstandard.blogs.com/shotgun/2009/01/read-your-bible-todd.html

Todd Bentley Inc. at http://westernstandard.blogs.com/shotgun/2009/01/todd-bentley-inc.html

 Todd Bentley Hasn’t Learned A Thing http://slaughteringthesheep.wordpress.com/2009/01/03/todd-bentley-hasnt-learned-a-thing/

Todd Bentleys – Mistress Jessa

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/todd-bentleys-mistress-jessa-revealed/

 Todd Bentley’s Apostolic and Prophetic Commissioning 4/4

 Revival Alliance Hypocrisy

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2008/12/07/john-arnott-che-ahn-and-bill-johnson-of-revival-alliance/

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2009/01/17/a-dangerous-fire-impartation-at-james-goll-jill-austin-conference/#comment-32301

RICK JOYNER – MORNINGSTAR MADNESS

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=fmdVyg9Noyw&eurl=http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/

 Shawn Bolz, Bill Johnson, Rick Joyner – The Upcoming ‘Civil War’ in the Church?

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2009/01/31/shawn-bolz-bill-johnson-rick-joyner-the-upcoming-%E2%80%98civil-war%E2%80%99-in-the-church/

 Are Mega-Preachers Scandal-Prone?

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1666552,00.html?imw=Y

Dutch Sheets in Driver’s Seat Of New Apostolic Reformation

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2009/01/31/dutch-sheets-in-driver%E2%80%99s-seat-of-new-apostolic-reformation/

 The “Big Owe”

http://gitardood.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/50/

 A Call for the Discerning of Spirits in This End-Time Revival

http://www.gillministries.com/PDF%20files/CALL-DIS-web.pdf

 Coming Christian wealth transfer or an ongoing third wave demon transfer?

http://www.thepropheticyears.com/wordpress/2008/07/20/coming-christian-wealth-transfer-or-an-ongoing-third-wave-demon-transfer.html

 End Time Prophetic

http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/

 Miracle Outreach Ministries

http://patholliday.com/

 The All Sufficient Christ

http://www.scribd.com/doc/11351343/Sufficient-Christ

 Moriel Online sermons

http://www.moriel.org/Teaching/Sermons.html

 Evangelist Gordon Williams

http://www.gordwilliams.com/

 Bi- Sexual Felon Or Hero – Jim Bakker?

http://www.christiannews.0catch.com/bakker.htm

 “House of David/House of Saul”

http://www.moriel.org/Teaching/Online/House_of_David_House_of_Saul/House_of_David-House_of_Saul.pdf

 ECFA IS A JOKE http://walthope.tripod.com/ecfa.htm

 RANDY WHITE  http://walthope.tripod.com/rw.htm

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Keep Your Eyes On Jesus Christ And Not On Man! Do Not Put The Pastor Up On A Pedestal!

Posted by Job on March 2, 2008

John 13:15, Hebrews 12:2, 1 Peter 2:21

Keeping your eyes on Jesus and not a man (or woman). Today is a very
difficult Devotional for me to write since part of me is outraged by the
private conduct of some of those who have accepted the responsibility of
spiritual leadership, and the other part has great compassion and empathy
with these people who have to be going through so much turmoil and heartache
on a human level. The fiery evangelist in me wants to lambaste them for the
damage they are doing to the cause of Christ and to the lives of many who
follow them, yet the minister in me wants to love them, comfort them, and
help them heal. So after much prayer over this message, today I am going to
do both!

Throughout the history of the church, God has soverignly raised up men and
women for a season to guide and lead His people just like He did throughout
the Old and New Testaments. These were men and women who faithfully served
the Lord, that He allowed to rise to a place of prominence for a season to
bring His Truth and hope to the people of their day. No doubt through the
years some have “manufactured” their rise through the use of man-made
schemes, devices, and resources.

Simon the magician in the Book of Acts comes to mind as someone who sought
to buy the power of God on the open market. You have always had the false
prophets who duped people and led them astray, but they are always exposed
by the Truth of God’s Word. The fact is you can’t buy a sovereign move of
God, you can’t manufacture a sovereign move of God, you can’t duplicate a
sovereign move of God, and you can’t fake a sovereign move of God. When God
soveignly raises a man or woman up, there is an unmistakable power,
presence, and anointing that is obvious, even to someone who rejects God and
His Truth.

The problem we have in the year 2008 is that with the incredible amount of
media that exists, with a church that is for the most part Biblically
illiterate and operates with little spiritual discernment, and a hero
worship mindset most people have, it creates an environment ripe for men and
women to rise up and take positions of spiritual leadership through human
efforts instead of being Divinely appointed.

I know some well known TV preachers who will NEVER preach on sin or
sacrifice. I know some well known TV preachers who have preached the same
message for 20 years. I know some well known TV preachers who end EVERY
message with a reason your are supposed to send them money. They are so
clever they can preach on the verse, “Jesus wept,” and make you believe
Jesus was weeping because you didn’t help them buy a new Gulfstream!!!

Also, in the past 20 years you have had the rise of the non-denominational
church on the Christian landscape. Trust me, with most of the old mainline
denominations either turning away from the Truth of God’s Word and embracing
sins like homosexuality and abortion or simply being “dead,” there was a
need for a new breed of church and pastor who weren’t interested in
denominational politics.

The problem that became evident very quickly is that these churches had
little or no accountability They were run like dictatorships or fiefdoms
with the pastor being a ruling monarch. Over and over scandals involving sex
and money have been seen in many of these non-denominational churches, and
the biggest contributing factor has been little to no accountability!

So is it any wonder why in the past few months, two of the biggest
superstars of Christian TV who generate tens of millions of dollars a year
are both in divorce court? One is from the Tampa area and has been in the
news for years due to the lavish lifestyle she and her husband led, and now
again once their divorce was publicly announced.

The other who lives outside of Atlanta had the unmitigated gall to broadcast
her wedding on TBN just 3 years ago, a wedding that reportedly cost well
over $1 million dollars. She begs people to send her money, and then spends
that money, not on saving souls but on some fairy tale wedding! She was in
the news recently after getting into a literal physical fight with her
estranged husband in the parking lot of a hotel in Atlanta.

These are two women who millions of people are being fed by every day!
Sadly, neither has announced they would be stepping down, taking time off,
or going through a time of healing or restoration. Neither one has slowed
down or missed a beat. If you saw them in person or on TV recently, you
would never know their personal lives were in shambles. They are both still
preaching, primarily to women, on how to have blessed and successful lives
and marriages.

Again, they have ZERO accountability and answer to nobody. Most disturbing
is the fact that despite their very public divorces, the Christian TV
networks and stations they air on, aren’t taking their programs off the air.
After all, these two women are both huge cash cows for these networks and
stations, not to mention they are also big money raisers during their many
telethons throughout the year. I hate to admit it but the non-believing
world is right about this one, it is simply a big business!

The minister in me hurts for both of these women because I deal with women
and men daily who are going through the pain of divorce and know the
incredible hurt and pain it brings to a person’s life. I’ve been friends
with the woman from Tampa and her husband for 13 years. The woman from
Georgia grew up on the south side of Chicago and comes from a family of
preachers. I knew her brother early in my ministry 16 years ago.

So I have a great deal of empathy for both of these women and their husbands
on a personal level. I can only pray that God will put the right people in
their lives to minister to them and help guide them thru this time of
personal tragedy. Both of these women and their husbands need to step down
for a season, take some time off and get their spiritual and personal lives
in order. You can’t lead others when your life is a mess!

My word for you today is simply this, KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS. One of the
major complaints of nonbelievers is that Christians are hypocrites. Those
who don’t even know the great stories of the Bible, can tell you in great
detail the stories of Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, and the preacher down the
street who ran off with his secretary. It is one of the most common
objections of an unbeliever, that he would be a Christian, but those who
claim to be Christians don’t act like Christians.

I am sure there were many in the first days of the church who said, “I would
be a Christian, but look at what Peter did. This man who claimed to be a
follower of Jesus denied him. Not once, but THREE times!!” It is a valid
point. The fact is, however, a Christian is nothing more than a sinner who
is saved by grace. Even though we are saved, we are still frail,
prone-to-sin creatures living in a sin-filled environment. That in no way
excuses our sin, but it is the reality we live in.

The quickest way to fall away from your faith is to put too much emphasis on
a man or woman of God. God uses human instruments to plant the seeds of
salvation. He uses human instruments to disciple us in our new-found faith.
He uses human instruments to impact our spiritual lives. In a society that
is prone to idolize others, such as entertainers, athletes, and successful
people, we take that into our Christian lives as well.

We place our spiritual leaders on pedestals. We normally only see them when
they are “on”, when they are doing what God has called them to do. Because
of that, we almost tend to forget they are humans, men and women who walk in
the same frail clay bodies as we do, prone to the same weaknesses we are.
Since we rarely see these spiritual leaders other than the times they are
doing the Lord’s work, we lose sight that it is only a part of their life.
They have lives outside of their work for the Lord. THEY ARE ONLY AS CLOSE
TO GOD AS THEIR DAILY WALK WITH THE LORD.

Because they are in the spotlight, when they fail, when they sin, it is
often made known to the public. Our first reaction is “how can that be
possible?” Nobody is immune to sin. No matter who you are, your life flows
from your personal relationship with Christ. A minister, a priest, a
spiritual leader is only as close to God as his or her daily walk. Like
anyone, if they neglect their daily time with the Lord, they get farther
away from God. It is only possible to minister to others from your own
personal walk with Christ. As you neglect that daily time with the Lord, you
start to be disconnected. You may have some spiritual gasoline left in your
tank, but eventually you will use that up.

Those spiritual leaders who fail, fail because they have neglected their
time with God. Someone who is in the Lord’s work has to guard more than
anyone else against neglecting their daily time with Christ. There is a very
real enemy who is out to kill, steal, and destroy. The enemy is very wise in
the art of warfare. Why waste time working on taking out people one by one,
when if you can take out a leader you can wipe out many people at once. The
enemy knows that to take down a Jim Bakker or the pastor of a local church,
he can take out many people at one time.

I love you and care about you so much. The key point I want you to
understand today is that you must keep focused on THE man, and not A man.
Christ was the only one who did it perfect. My personal philosophy is to
take the spiritual wisdom from other men and women of God, but never idolize
them, never expect them to be more than the man or woman of flesh and blood
they are, but realize that God has touched them in a special way and given
them something that can benefit our spiritual lives. I have always called it
my spiritual filter.

Being in full-time ministry for the last 18 years, having been in over 500
churches of every type of denomination, having spoken at hundreds of
conventions, being involved for many years in the TV world, I have had a
unique opportunity to see an incredible number of God’s choicest servants of
our day. The list is a who’s who of spiritual giants. However, no matter who
the person is, I always do two things. I always line up what they said with
the Word of God. That is number one. I don’t care who it is. If it is not in
line with the Word of God, it is not something I want.

Second, I always look at the man or woman of God as an instrument God is
using. I never expect them to be supernatural or anything other than a
vessel God is using to bring spiritual truths into my life. The only person
I ever idolized, or tried to pattern my life after, was the life of Christ.
I have always taken what I can from men and women of God and tried to use
that to help me in my quest to be more like Christ each and every day.

Today’s word is an important reminder to never get so focused on a man or
woman of flesh and blood, that you let it get in the way of your own
personal walk with Christ. God has placed men and women of God in our lives
to help teach us and show us the truths of His Word. However, no matter how
close to the Lord they may be, the only one we should ever try to pattern
our lives after is Jesus Christ, because He is the only one who lived this
life without sin. He is our example and the one each one of us should strive
to be like.

Take time today to pray for those God has placed in spiritual leadership
over you, your pastor or priest. Pray for those that God brings into your
life to share the truths of His Word and to help you grow spiritually. But
never lose sight that they are mere mortals, men and women of flesh and
blood like you. Never let your eyes focus so much on A man that you lose
sight of THE man. After all, no man could die for your sins. It was THE man
who loved you so much that He willingly bled and died so that you might have
everlasting life. Keep your eyes focused on HIM.

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller bkeller@liveprayer.com

(C) Copyright 2008, Bill Keller Ministries. All rights reserved.

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