Send a Profit, or was that Prophet?
Did you know that there are churches today that will not invite certain anointed, Holy Spirit filled men and women (ex. Pastors, Evangelists, etc…) to speak? These people are not invited, because it would not be popular and thus profitable.
I guess “John the Baptist” wouldn’t be invited to speak either. I think wearing camel’s hair, eating locusts and wild honey, and coming from a cave to yell repent would just be too much for many churches, it would negatively impact their “Prosperity” message. John’s apparel is found in Matthew 3 : 4.
Jesus dealt with the Tabernacle’s profiting issues long ago. You can read it in Matthew 21 : 12-13 NIV:
12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “ ‘My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it ‘a den of robbers. ”
The key phrase I see in the above passage of scripture is… “and the benches of those selling doves.” I don’t think it was coincidence that doves were involved, because the dove has been seen as a symbol of the Holy Spirit since one descended from Heaven and landed on Jesus’ head right after His Water Baptism. Matthew 3 : 16.
So can we conclude that inviting only profitable speakers is kind of like selling doves? What would Jesus say about this? Will He be happy to find a Church more concerned about profit, than hearing His sent Word?
This is definitely something to consider…
I am a vessel of the Holy Spirit.
A vessel is useless unless it is filled, and a vessel can do nothing as of itself, so as this vessel is poured out, I pen its contents as it flows. – Christopher Moss