What is a Ministers Example?

As a follow-up to yesterdays post, Should Shepherds have Sheep Servants, I thought I would share a Scripture that makes the position of a minister crystal clear, and yet so obviously not followed. And this might be my shortest post, ever!

What is most astonishing is that the word minister itself describes the reality of what it means, so why is it so misused? We exposed ministers creating Cadet servants, but the very word minister or ministering is the polar opposite of having someone take care of things for you.

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Should Shephards have Sheep Servants?

Too often the children of God, the Saints of His Church are referred to as Sheep (by Pastors) as if they [the Saints] were mindless, dumb, filthy and wayward creatures without the ability to care for themselves. Dumb, Directionless, and Defenseless.

And to give credit where credit is due, this article is inspired by fellow blogger Rebecca Davis @ HeresTheJoy.com. She wrote an article on the good ‘ole Sheep Sermon and it was articulate, intelligent, and absolutely correct. A commentator inspired me to comment in kind, and something that was said sparked this thought within me. Are the Sheep dumb, and only the Shepherd (Pastor) gets Wisdom from God?

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Video Version: Out of Context: Will a Man Rob God?

This is our video production of our Out of Context article on Malachi 3:8, Will a Man Rob God on our YouTube channel. You can read the original Bible study here; Out of Context: Malachi 3:8

This post is just to announce the video version and you can view it here as well! We hope you enjoy, subscribe to our YouTube channel as well, and of course, comment as we are eager to hear your thoughts on our studies.

 

The Life is in the Blood – so stay Healthy!

In the book of Leviticus, in giving the commandment to His people not to consume the blood of animals, He [the Lord] gives a revelation that would take many long years for mankind to really understand; “For the life of the flesh is in the blood:”.

The blood,  now spiritually applied to us in the death of Christ upon the cross on Calvary, is necessary for life. In the flesh, it carries oxygen throughout our bodies and ensures our muscular system can function. In our spirit, the blood [His blood] is the atonement for everlasting life. So if the blood is so important, why are we neglecting it?

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Launching our YouTube Channel

We have finally taken the plunge and launched our DivideTheWord.blog YouTube channel!

This is an exciting step for us. Our existing and future blog articles will be converted to a video format so we can reach a broader audience. We want to thank our readership for your faithfulness and support, and most especially for your comments and suggestions.

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Having Been Absent, Thinking about Jesus, and Wildfires

Yes, I am still here! Having been swamped at work and life, it’s taken some time, to pull around the time, to find the time, to write an article… Phew, that’s a mouth full! Yet, here we are, writing, and thinking about Jesus.

There shouldn’t be a day that goes by where Jesus isn’t in the mind’s eye. This radical man who came and was pivotal in shaping the history and future we have. This power of God that came to transform us into Children of God through the giving of Mercy and Grace. How awesome it is to know Him, and how awe-inspiring it is to meditate on his creation!

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Why Legalism is Poisonous

Have you ever wondered why Jesus called the Pharisees and Sadducees Vipers? I never put two and two together until I started learning about how snake venom works, and specifically, Vipers. Ultimately, viper venom stops the heart by coagulating the blood. Life is in the blood. Stop blood flow, and you put an end to life. Coagulated blood cannot be pumped by the heart which results in death.

If he [Satan] can stop your heart, he can destroy faith in those affected by legalism. Far worse, is that poison takes time to kill, and the victim, at first, may not realize they are dying. The slow process is painful, destructive and excruciating to observe. Yet, God created an antidote, His Word!

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Updated About/Purpose

As DivideTheWord.blog grows, we wanted to update our Purpose/Mission statement to include our beginnings and the reason we do what we do. DivideTheWord.blog is about to launch a companion YouTube channel for videos of our topics and we hope you’ll join us there too!

As always, we are humbled by your support, your comments, and feedback, and hope you’ll stick with us as we go forth fulfilling God’s purpose – spreading His Gospel with Unconditional Love, the way He meant it to be.

You can visit our updated Purpose/Mission Statement here: https://dividetheword.blog/about

God Bless,

Praying for Hurricane Victims – But it’s not the Apocalypse

I am humbled by the sheer power of the nature God created. We are but sticks in the wind compared to these disasters striking across the world right now. Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Urma, wildfires, earthquakes, wars, and rumors of wars…Man believes he is at the top of the pecking order in this world, yet we are reduced to refugees when faced with the awesome power of wind, and water.

So what can we do in the face of such absolute power? Pray!

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