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Preachers Burden God's Sheep

Preachers Burden God's Sheep

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Published by Patricia Backora
Greedy preachers turn God's precious sheep into heavily-laden pack mules. They twist and add to the Word of God to justify their greed and oppression of Christians.
Greedy preachers turn God's precious sheep into heavily-laden pack mules. They twist and add to the Word of God to justify their greed and oppression of Christians.

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Published by: Patricia Backora on Sep 17, 2013
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PROPHETIC MESSAGEPreachers Burden God’s Sheep
Lev.27:30; Ezra 7:24; Prov. 22:16; I Cor. 6:17; 7:23; 12:25What is this bleating of distress I hear daily, proceeding forth from thetroubled hearts of the overworked, overburdened sheep of Mypasture?Many cry out unto me in tears, “O Lord, please forgive me. I stole thetithe this month. My children had to eat. We needed a roof over ourheads. I just didn’t have the faith to give the whole amount. But Iswear I’ll make it up to You!Just who is stealing from whom, though? Did I ever once elevate theeducated, pulpit orator above the rest of My body to be a tribute-taker? Where did this devilish drivel come from? Are you not ALLappointed to be priests and kings in Christ Jesus? Search theScriptures. NOT ONCE will you discover any commandment to levy aten per cent church tax on the wages of the poor, not even under theOld Covenant! The true Biblical tithe consisted only of suchcommodities as fruit, vegetables, grain, honey, olive oil and theincrease in livestock, and ONLY from the Land of Israel. And titheswere NEVER taken from the High Priest and his family.Are you not made one spirit with your High Priest Christ the Lord, Whodwells in your hearts by faith? Who would dare place himself orherself in the shoes of being the High Priest of the church, due tributeand paying none himself? And who would dare say ye are not My sonsand My daughters, of My own priestly line, who are not subject to thetithe? This babylonish religious system in the earth has no right to putMy children under a yoke of bondage and fear in order to keep themas slaves and extort money out of them with unwarranted threats of my judgment! Instead, it is those who profiteer off fear who haveevery reason to shake in fear of My vengeance on the Day of Judgment!MEN place you under fear of stealing from some religious system of their own devising which I never did ordain. But they are stealingfrom YOU!! They themselves decide to place the congregation under aheavy burden of debt to build a new palace “in God’s honor”. Whilemultitudes are perishing, religious overlords construct expensivemonuments to their own glory, not to be outdone by the gorgeousedifice built by a competing “house of worship”.
 
Young families barely initiated in the study of the Word of God findthemselves harnessed to just any new burden the pastor or other “spiritual authority” feels like placing on them. They are made to feellike cheapskates if their contribution to the pastor’s pet projectsdoesn’t match the size of what their neighbor gives. Instead of givingin secret out of a heart of love, some sigh, reach in their billfold andglumly toss in a twenty with a heart of regret. What they reallyregret, though, is giving to those already rich in this world’s goods, apractice which brings only disappointment and heartache. “Announcements” in the church bring dreaded tidings of still moreburdens to be laid upon My people by men. There’s a car wash toraise money for the new baptistery. There’s a spaghetti supper toraise funds to supplement the overstretched community outreachbudget. New landscaping means extra appeals to squeeze even moreout of the longsuffering sheep of My pasture.Next time “something comes up”, whether in the church or out of it,ask yourself this: “What is the best way I can respond? Should I prayabout it or make some sacrifice toward meeting the need? Is it even atrue need, or merely a quest for more money? And most importantly,is it the Lord putting this burden on me, or people?I have said: My yoke is easy and My burden is light. But the keyquestion is: Just what is My burden? My burden is to see the lostsaved and both saints and sinners set free from the bondage of satan.My goal is to destroy the works of the devil in the lives of those whoturn to Me for help. My kingdom is not a matter of inventing rulesabout meat and drink or carnal things, but the furtherance of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. Let Christ be Himself in and through you, to the glory of God the Father.Dividing My people into “clergy” and “laity” is a device of satan to splitasunder My Body with divisions, a Body I have built together to be onewith Myself. “Havesand “have-notsare fostered in such anunscriptural hierarchy of men, with each faction selfishly looking outfor its own interests. Don’t lay legalisms of men on My sheep, butbear one another’s burdens with love, reaching out to meet legitimateneeds as I lead you.But don’t ever shoulder any burden I didn’t put on you, because youare in this earth to be sensitive to My voice ONLY and do My will. Benot ye the servants of men, for ye are bought with a fearful price.

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