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Monday, August 13, 2012

Forgiveness in Offense

As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him,// be patient and kind, but don't let it go!! Titus 2http://bible.us/Titus3.10.ESV Copied off of Pastor Tyler Padgitt's FB. Teach Sound Doctrine 1 But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. 2 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,............ ........... 11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. 15 Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you. Below stops written form: Some people love division if they can not be in control. They do not want a shepherd, but only a chaplain. When a shepherd corrects, that is LOVE. It's not all peaches and cream. There will be a growing time. The pastor will use all five of the giftings. One of them is the pastor which means the protecter of the church. It is his responsibility to bring awareness and warn against any spirit the is trying to cause division. As a prophet it is his duty to expose the wolves that are manipulating the sheep around them. He is the one that will have to stand before God for doing what has called him to do in LOVE. The ultimate goal is restoration. But if they sit for hours with their arms crossed unrepentive, then that pastor has to follow his authority. What people do with that they will have to answer to God. The real test of true character only comes when there is a testing. That is when the pruning will start. You will find out where the weak are very quickly, if there is an offense. You will be able to tell what they are made of by how they leave. And You can look for all the ways to justify why your doing what your doing. Do they leave correctly? What spirits and attitude goes with them and remains with them and who follows? It's one thing to attend for 40 years and grow shallow roots. Then there is a challenge to break comfort barriers. It's easy to be there because your families theres or your mommies there. Or its a tradition but its lost its passion.Than it is, to grow deep roots that break cycles.   Remember when there is division in someones life there is every unclean spirit present. That alone should scare you silly. There is a warning, if it goes unrepentive then spirits will gather in great number deceiving and bewitching the sheep around them with clever lies and sayings. There are people who love to stir up trouble because they have set a cycle in their lives. Look at their fruit. You can see a lot by the fruit you see. If their kids and closest friends start having a bad attitude toward you then you know they have spread their poison. Sometimes all you can do is just pity them. They will stand before an almighty God and give an account for every word and deed. You just have to wash your hands of them. If they leave your church trying to steal as many as they can to go with you, they will be judged greatly. If you follow them then you will drink the bitter waters in time, if it goes unrepented. If all they say  your the best pastor ever, but offend one of them by having to correct them in love, watch how then they will change their tune by saying all of a sudden your the worst pastor ever and you don't love them. They then develope a gang mentality. To get in good with the ones who have left screaming and cursing, they will  have to put the pastor down and leave. They pick apart the pastor or his wife for every little thing they say or do , IT'S NOT OF GOD! After all it so easy to blame the pastor for everything and be apart of an easy route, blob with no indentity. (A very small mentality) Which is a true sign of imaturity. So where are the front line warriors? Where are the true soldiers and leaders who will stand in the face of the enemy of God? So, God is not able to build on them right now if they go unrepentive and stop their actions. If its the same cycle after the 3rd pastor, them it might not be the pastor after all. If they do not repent and stop their divisiona, gossip and blaming then just step away from them, MOVE ON, and set boundaries. You will have to be the mature Christian and say "Do what the bible says to do and go to the one your offended at and don't come to me." Love them and move on and do what the bibles says and FORGIVE