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2.) stop calling God a liar.
Judge nothing before time (until Lord come, who both will bring to light hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest counsels of hearts) and then shall every man have praise of God. 1 Cor. 4:5
Bottom line: If your ministry's yoke is less than equality, you're out of line. And, when you take it upon yourself to buffet another, you're only serving as an accuser, a thorn; a messenger of Satan.
Now there are diversities of gifts, but same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is same God which worketh all in all. But manifestation of Spirit is given to every man to profit withal ... as God set members every one of them in body, as it hath pleased him.
(How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not honour that cometh from God only? John 5:44)
Nay, much more those members of body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. 1 Cor. 12:4-7, 18, 22-24
When you finally let hands be hands and feet be feet, and count every member (the giver and receiver) as equally valuable (even in their unseen ministry), only then is your church, group, or ministry serving as body of Christ. 1 Cor. 12:27 (par.) Otherwise, you're just another social club.
Wherefore lift up hands which hang down, and feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of way; but let it rather be healed. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled; Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.
For ye are not come unto mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, And sound of a trumpet, and voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that word should not be spoken to them any more. Hebrews 12:12-19
© 2005 by Joyce C. Lock http://www.angelslight.org/joycepoem.html http://our.homewithgod.com/heavenlyinspirations/ This writing may be used in its entirety, with credits in tact, for non-profit ministering purposes.
Joyce C. Lock is a published author, poet, and columnist. In addition, she founded and maintains the email ministries "Heavenly Inspirations" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeavenlyInspirations/. Joyce's writings encourage us in our relationship with God and each other.