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HOW PROSPERITY GOSPEL PASTORS TWIST BIBLE TO MAKE MONEY FROM PEOPLE – 1 KINGS 17: 8 – 16 (PART 4)

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HOW PROSPERITY GOSPEL PASTORS TWIST BIBLE TO MAKE MONEY FROM PEOPLE – 1 KINGS 17: 8 – 16 (PART 4)

1 Kings 17: 8 – 16 KJV

“And the word of the Lord came unto him (Elijah), saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.  And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.  And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.  And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.  For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.  And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah.”

The prosperity gospel pastors/preachers always say, preach and teach that the widow of Zarephath gave all to the man of God (Elijah)! Their misinterpretation and wrong application is that the church members should always give all to the church/the man of God. This is a BIG scam!!!

The prosperity gospel pastors/preachers have twisted the above scripture (1 Kings 17: 8 – 16 KJV) to become a money making scripture. But this scripture is never a money making scripture – it never mentioned money! This scripture only talks about hospitality and care (the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something) in most difficult or toughest time. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we shall look at it in details with correct interpretation and right application. 

POPULAR MONEY MAKING TWISTED SCRIPTURES

Money-focused pastors or money-making pastors, in fact prosperity gospel pastors/pastorpreneurs in Nigeria/Africa have money making scriptures they always use to scam their naïve and gullible (easy to fool) members.

There are so many of these money conscious pastors who are money making pastors , they use scriptures to manipulate the unsuspecting church members for money making but I shall mention just few of their mostly used scriptures. We shall look at the favorite ones:

1 Kings 17: 8 – 16 KJV “And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.  And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.  And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.  And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.  For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day [that] the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.  And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah.”

Money focused gospel is prosperity gospel that tells you to sow money seed to the church or the General Overseer or pastor in order to get miracle(s).

The money focused gospel pastors will tell you that the best time to give is when you give your last because the widow of Zarephath gave her last to Prophet Elijah in 1 King 17:9–16.

But if you read and study this scripture carefully with understanding, you will discover that the woman of Zarephath did not give all her last to the prophet Elijah but she gave Elijah out of it while she and her son ate the rest – read this verse 13 (1 King 17:13 KJV) again: 13  “And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.

This is one of the scriptural errors of the prosperity gospel pastors – the misinterpretation and misapplication of the scripture in order to make money from the church members. They lie about this scripture in order to make money from the church members that the widow of Zarephath gave all her last to the prophet Elijah!

These money focused gospel pastors are charlatans. But in 1 king 17: 8- 9, the widow of Zarephath did not give all! But she only gave a little cake out of all she had left with her – and God told Prophet Elijah that He (God) had already spoken to the widow of Zarephath – He had already commanded her to sustain him (Prophet Elijah) during the period of drought: 1 king 17: 8- 9 KJV “And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I (God) have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.”  

Here in this Scripture, you will discover that God first instructed the widow of Zaraphat before the prophet Elijah came to her that she (the widow of Zaraphat) should give to him but the prosperity gospel pastors, the money making preachers, the money focused pastors are the ones who replace the place of the Holy Spirit in the life of a true believer by telling him or her to sow money seed (seed faith) to God in order to provoke God for blessings.

These categories of pastors who are lovers of money do not allow the leading of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the Christian believers to give without compulsion of any conditions attached. They do not allow the Holy Spirit to minister to the church members to give as God commanded the widow of Zaraphat. They have taken the place of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the Christians!

This is the greatest scam in the church today in the dispensation of the Holy Spirit the church age!!! The Holy Spirit supposes to lead every believer – and NOT the pastor or the General Overseer: Romans 8:14 KJV “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit), they are the sons of God.”

You can see for yourself that the Scripture says you are to be led by the Holy Spirit (not by the pastor, prophet or any man of God) because this is the dispensation of the Holy Spirit. Your pastor or General Overseer or any prophet has no spiritual right and scriptural backing to replace the place of the Holy Spirit in your life.

If they are genuinely born again and you too are genuinely born again, the Holy Spirit in the life of your pastor or prophet or General Overseer is not different from the one inside of you. It is the same Holy Spirit – 1 Corinthians 12: 11, 13 NKJV and 1 Corinthians 6:17 NKJV, Ephesians 2:18 NKJV, and Ephesians 4:4 NKJV “…one and the same Spirit (the Holy Spirit) works… For by one Spirit (the Holy Spirit) we (all the genuinely born again Christians) were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit (the Holy Spirit)…he (the genuinely born again Christian) who is joined to the Lord (Jesus Christ) is one spirit with Him (the Lord Jesus Christ)…For through Him (the Lord Jesus Christ) we (all the genuinely born again Christians) both have access by one Spirit (the Holy Spirit) to the Father…There is one body and one Spirit (the Holy Spirit), just as you were called in one hope of your calling.” 

THE MIRACLES, SIGNS AND WONDERS OF PROSPERITY GOSPEL IS LIKE MONKEY BUSINESS

(unknown writer – copied from whatsapp)

 

*Monkey Business*

A lot of monkeys lived near a village.

One day a merchant came to the village to buy the monkeys.

He announced that he would buy the monkeys for £100 each.

The villagers thought he was mad.

They thought how can somebody buy stray monkeys for £100 each?

Still, some people caught a few monkeys and gave them to the merchant and he gave them £100 for each monkey.

This news spread like wildfire and more people caught more monkeys to sell to the merchant.

After a few days, the merchant announced that he would buy monkeys for £200 each.

Even the lazy villagers now ran around to catch the remaining monkeys and sold them for £200 each.

Then the merchant announced that he will buy monkeys for £500 each.

The villagers started to lose sleep! They caught six or seven monkeys, which was all that was left, and got £500 for each one.

The villagers were waiting anxiously for the next announcement.

Then the merchant said he was going home for a week and when he returned he would buy monkeys for £1,000 each.

He asked his employee to take care of the monkeys he bought.

The merchant went home and the villagers were very sad as there were no more monkeys left for them to sell at £1,000 each.

Then the employee told them he will secretly sell them monkeys for £700 each.

This news spread like wildfire. Since the merchant will buy monkeys for £1,000 each, there is a £300 profit for each monkey.

The next day the villagers made a queue near the monkey cage.

The employee sold all the monkeys for £700 each. The rich bought monkeys in big lots. The poor borrowed money from money lenders and also bought monkeys.

The villagers took care of the monkeys and waited for the merchant to return.

But nobody came.

They ran to the employee.

But he had already left too.

The villagers then realised that they had bought the useless stray monkeys for £700 each and were unable to sell them.

*Beware of Monkey Businesses*

*Real Businesses are always based on Real Products and Services*

No more monkeys business this year….

Some are coming in the form of network marketing etc etc….beware!

Nice and sweet promises are calculated for u which look wonderful on paper but a mirage in reality.

invest wisely

Again beware of Monkey !!

 

LESSON TO LEARN FROM THE ABOVE MONKEY BUSINESS:

 The miracles, signs and wonders of prosperity gospel are like monkey business because real businesses are always based on real products and services – principles of hard work and dignity of labor – processes of production of goods and services – pursuing the process of excellence for great achievement.

The way/channel to the prosperity by the messages of the prosperity gospel pastors is never the rules and principles of sowing of seed (money or valuable goods) and reaping are the scam in the church.

Merchant and his employee are the General Overseers and his senior pastors of the prosperity gospel church while the villagers are the church members.

Network marketing, nice and sweet promises that are calculated for you which look wonderful by the messages of the prosperity gospel pastors for to be rich and wealthy – to receive miracles by the fake rules and principles of sowing of seed (money or valuable goods) and reaping are the brainwashing and packaged testimonies in the prosperity gospel church. They use these fake rules and principles to swindle, cajole, defraud, scam you of your hard earned money – BEWARE! And BE WISE – use your brain and mind for critical thinking.

God is not a magician but God of hard work, diligence, dignity of labor, processes, etc. The useless stray monkeys are their prosperity gospel messages.

To study in details for a better and deeper understanding, read for free this rich and Holy Spirit filled publication at KDP AMAZON, my book : “Pastor’s Little Foxes: The Secrets Of Pastor’s Little Foxes In The Vineyard”

Note: Proverbs 23:23 NKJV “Buy the truth, and do not sell it…”

 

About the author

onetruth

Olusegun Ibikunle has devoted his entire life to the service of his Master Lord Jesus Christ since 2003, greatly adding value to lives. He is into the propagation of the gospel of Christ of righteousness and holiness on the earth. By the grace of God, he is the founder of the Holy Army of Christ (HAC) Ministries. The ministries God has used to bless the children, the teenagers, the youths and the adults.

He has a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering. The Holy Spirit inspired him to write this book for the edification of the Body of Christ and the benefit of Heaven-bound Christians in the last days (end times).

He is a great life coach. He holds seminars across the globe.

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