Ministers who do not work, with their own hands are thieves and take that which belongs to the poor and needy orphans!

Ministers who do not work, with their own hands are thieves and take that which belongs to the poor and needy orphans!

By

Rev. G. L. Boyett

Jn.14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Ro.12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Mt.5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Jn.15:Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

 

We cannot be perfect in the Lord unless we have all scripture living in us and active in our hearts and our conduct or communications as the Holy Word of God reads sometimes! We too are known by our fruits, for our works do follow us Rev.14:13! We will be rewarded for following the Lord’s Words in our own actions, Mt.7:13-14, or find ourselves only foolishly destroying ourselves with our own vain imaginations walking as they of the word, in wickedness, 1 Jn.5:19 and 21 by making a god we can serve instead of the Real One who is Holy and Perfect who has called His own by His name to be the same, Ex.19:6, 1 Pt.1: 13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.

24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you!

Are we really walking as Jesus told us to walk? Jesus said if we love Him we would keep His Commandments! From Gen.1:1 to Rev.22:21, is our commandments, for the word of God cannot be broken, Jn.10:35! We cannot add one thing to them; or take one word out of them, Deu.4:2 all the way to Rev.22:18-19 seen here as well because God changes not, Mal.3:6! Unless we do all that our God told us to do, as faithful servants of God, Lk.17:7-10, that is our reasonable duty, in order to be found perfect and worthy of His Grace, His Thanksgiving, His Favour, Jn.1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace FOR grace. God looks for obedience and His Grace is not unmerited it is earned by obedience to His every word to us, not just the ones we want to use in our own convenience! He gives to us favour, when we abide in Him and His words abide in us. He gives us His faith, when we show ourselves faithful to Him and His offerings to us, when we use them as He designed them to be used, not how we want to use them! 1 Sam.15:22-23 to Mt.4:4, Lk.4:4, Lk.11:28, Jn.8:51 and Jn.8:47, for only the true children of God called by His name, walking in His Light, will be they who are His perfect, without Spot or Wrinkle, those who are Holy (Saints, Hagios, Holy Ones), without blemish, Eph.5:27, these too will be few and far between; as seen in Mt.7:13-14, Mt.20:16 and Mt.22:14!

We were told by Jesus, if we would honor Him and His teachings to us: We would honor His Ordained Apostles words to us that are to be our commandments; these are seen in the Epistles written to the true Saints of God, the Holy Ones with a pure heart, Mt.5:8! Just as we are instructed to walk as Jesus walked here on Earth, Jn.14:6 we are instructed to do the same and follow the Apostles as they followed Jesus! 1 Cor.11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

Paul Ministers and serves others with his own money. With Paul’s own money he brings the gospel free and without charge to the churches!

Ac.18: After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth;

And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.

And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.

Paul uses his money to take care of the others around him in the ministry!

Paul uses the money the churches bring in for others who need it os that his ministry can be found perfect, even in James’ eyes Jms.1:16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

How then can we who are in the ministries, use the money that comes into us for our own use, when it is to be consumed by the needy orphaned and widows who cannot take care of themselves do to neglect of others, even our own so called five-fold ministries!? Even the Lord gave the Levites areas around the cities of refuge to grow what they needed to live off of and even to pay their own tithes to the Lord out of their own money they earned with their own hands! We must both humble ourselves and be the least of all these whom we serve or we are no better than the Nicolaitans that the Lord hates! Who lord over the laity and make the laity pay them for lording over them (Roman Catholic Priests and Catholicism)! Are we not to be Apostolic in our walk? Then let us do as Paul instructed us in his Epistles to the Saints of the living God!

We are to make disciples of all nations by letting them go out and teach others how to be disciples. The churches of today think they are to spend all that hard earned money they take in from others and use to for them to go on mission’s trips or go evangelizing with the churches hard earned money, which is supposed to go to the communities around them. To help the ones who cannot help themselves as James said to do in Jms.1:27! Are we not less than an infidel if we do not take care of our own 1 Tm.5:8? Then why are we not doing it? We are to train and raise up another so they can learn to do the same, raise up his brother or family member. That is how the true gospel was to spread, one house hold to another, we never were intended to try and see how big we could get, the apostles went to house to house and to city to city, living with their hosts who took care of them, just like the seventy sent out by Jesus! Now they call you backslidden if you do not attend an organized assembly; when the Lord tells us we are in an assembly when only two or three are gathered together in His name; He is in the midst of them, is He not? So who is teaching false doctrines here…those looking for your tithes or me who is telling you to use it as the Lord tells you; for the weak, the lame and the crippled, the widow who has not kin to take care of her, just as Paul instructed Timothy and Titus!

Paul labours with his own hands to take care of his needs as well as others: 1 Cor.4:11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

Ac.18:And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

Ac.20:33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.

34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

35 I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Mt.5:42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Paul instructs us to follow him as he follows Christ Jesus, 1 Cor.11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

1 Cor.4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. See 1 Cor.9:1 Am I am not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,

Have we not power to eat and to drink?

Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?

Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?

For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?

10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

12 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.

16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

We give the gospel willingly at our own charge and costs 1 Cor.9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

We are to be all things to all men, we meet them where they are at in maturity and in knowledge, just as Paul did, when he said he was all things to all people; that he might win some!

This conduct is true Apostleship 1 Thes.2:1 For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:

2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.

3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.

5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:

6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.

9 For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameable we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

11 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

So we are not chargeable to covet anyone’s favour or blessing or respecter of persons, we are not liable to anyone to hold back any of the gospel for fear of losing tithes! We preach Truth whether we get paid for it or not. Makes no difference for God will bear witness for or against us as He searches our hearts as to why we preach the gospel for free!

If we teach and preach for free, are we not rewarded by our Lord all the more? 1 Cor.9:1-12 etc. Especially 1 Cor.9:15-18, we teach the gospel without charge! We abuse not our authority! We receive more blessing of God’s Divine power by being in His will! For Jesus did not come down to earth off His teachings but to save that which is lost 2 Pt.3:9!

Followers of Paul are such as these seen here in these verses 1 Cor.4:10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

15 For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

1 Cor.11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

1 Cor.14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.

Eph.5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;

Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

Ro.12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Are not preachers and evangelists stealing from the orphaned and the widows when they do not do as Paul instructed us? He tells us, we are to steal no more, we are to work with our own hands as he showed us himself by making tents, and working with his own hands to supply the needs of himself and those who assist him, See Eph.4:1-32!

Grieve not the Holy Spirit, be found fulfilling all scripture 2 Pt.1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

20 Knowing this first; that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Men spoke as they were moved upon by the Holy Spirit; for God is that Spirit Jn.4:24, that by which we have all the Sacred Words of God given to us by His Holy men: By which all spirits will return to from which they came Eccc.12:7 and Heb.12:9. He has called us to be Holy as He is Holy Rev.4:And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy; Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. Ex.19:And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. 1 Pt.1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.

24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

Let each of us be found Holy as He is Holy, by being perfect as He is perfect, Mt.5:48; 1 Cor.2:Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Ro.12:1-2 just as Jesus is without sin, Jn.14:6 and 2 Cor.5:19-21, then we too are called to abide in Him and His Words abide in us, to cleanse us as well Jn.15:3, by keeping to Him and His words living in us as living Holy Worlds that are Eternal Mt.24:35 are to be kept and done, Jn.14:15!

If we do the same and walk in Jesus’ Light, Jn.8:12 and Jn.12:35-50. They (The Saints) too will we be found in His will for us! As seen in Mt.12:31-32 and 46-50! The Saints of God are the only ones who will be found as His Holy and Righteous, (Just), Vessels of the Most High God! 1 Cor.6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. These are they who are justified in His eyes. Col.3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Ac.26:19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

2 Tm.3:14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Having been furnished with all power, to have not only the form of Godliness; but to walk in the Power of His Spirit in them who are truly born of God, His way, Jn.1:12-13, not of man’s commandments but of the LORD’s Holy Words to us, Living in His Holy Vessels, 2 Tm.2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Who have His Holy Pure Regenerated heart that is of God and His words to us that can do all things, Lk.1:37, for there is nothing our Great God cannot do! Making us now fit for His eternal Kingdom as seen in Eph.5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be Holy and without blemish! His Glorified, Righteous, without Spot or Wrinkle, Who is a Holy and Perfect, Blameless Bride, in the eyes of God who sees to the very heart of all mankind, even you! Your heart will be seen, either corrupt or incorruptible, the choice is all yours; you must be a freewill offering, Lk.17:7-10, Mt.7:13-14 and few that there will be Mt.20:16 and Mt.22:14, or be found on that broad path leading to destruction. Where the worm dieth not and the fires of Hell are never quenched will that be you?

Repent and do the first works, or your lamp stand will be removed from its place, Rev.2:4-5, overcome this flesh or find yourself as the world in its wickedness that cannot please our God, Ro.8:8! If you have not His Holy Spirit you are none of His yet still, Ro.8:9! How can a minister be an Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ and not walk as they did? In Faith that the Lord would keep them and make sure they had their needs met by Him; when they do as He instructed us to walk as He did Himself! Are we not to do the very same? Yes!

 

Lord’s Way Ministries International

Rev. G. L. Boyett

Written in the Last Days, 12/2/2015!

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