True & False Prophets

November 29, 2014 by  
Filed under A Monday AM BLOG

Now Pashhur the priest, the son of Immer, who was chief officer in the house of the LORD, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things. Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper Benjamin Gate of the house of the LORD. The next day, when Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, “The LORD does not call your name Pashhur, but Terror On Every Side. For thus says the LORD: Behold, I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends. They shall fall by the sword of their enemies while you look on. And I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon. He shall carry them captive to Babylon, and shall strike them down with the sword. (Jeremiah 20:1-4) ESV

 This passage is classic. Most Pastors that have served more than 5 years in Pastoral Ministry have found themselves immersed in this mind set. Jeremiah charges the LORD with deceiving him (20:7). He threatens to no longer speak the word of the LORD because no one wants to hear it. Pashur had the title of priest but he was a phony. His message was corrupt. His message led the people down the path to destruction and rejection by the God they claimed to love and serve.

Pause for just a moment. Consider the numerous descriptors I listed for ‘church’ in the News Letter. Giving away a Jeep is consistent with the LORD of Glory and the Gospel?

How does the church in which you serve function? Are your people engaging in the marketplace or do they simply ‘invite people to church’ and call that evangelism? Worth thinking about. You may be more like Pashur than Jeremiah. Not good, not good at all!!!

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