Contending for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints
Jude 1:3
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
Revelation 10:7
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.
Hebrews 13:8
Contending for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints
Jude 1:3
And the LORD went before them by day in a Pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a Pillar of Fire, to give them light; to go by day and night
Exodus 13:21
Anonymous: Married and Flirting

Good morning pastor. Please is it alright for a married person who claims to believe the message to flirt or have a relationship with a lady who is in the world and dresses like the world. Is it not bringing reproach to the message we believe? I am asking this question because I know someone who is doing that and people are saying we believe in that but I tell them we don't. It is worrying me a lot.


Sunday, 13 November 2022
Pastor Idun: Married and Flirting

It's completely wrong for a married man (or unmarried man) to flirt with a lady he's not married to. IT IS A GREAT SIN BEFORE GOD! The Bible says those who do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God. Unless there's a genuine and thorough repentance, they are hell-bound.

Another fearful thing is that that person can spurn the grace God has given him, without knowing grace is over for him. When that happens, his repentance will mean nothing as it happened to Essau.

Brother Branham said in a Message ADOPTION 1, 1960 , para 54
"And there's where the church is failing today: on that walk. Do you know that even your own misbehavior can knock somebody else out of getting healed? Your misbehavior of unconfessed sins of you believers, can cause this church to bitterly fail. And at the day of the judgement you'll be responsible for every bit of it."

It's good you are defending the faith to the outside world that we don't stand for that. As much as you're trying to convince such people of what we stand for, invite them to church. They need to hear what you hear.


Sunday, 13 November 2022
Elijah: Question

Dear Pastor, my name is Elijah, thank you so much for your inspiring messages on the website. I read the article about Prophets and I know it's nothing but the truth. Please give me feedback on the following questions.

(a) I would like to know who a pastor is and what qualifies one to be a pastor. Can anyone at all be a pastor?

(b) I am a young man who has the desire to lead a little flock but my past has not been the best at all. I am now a changed person. Can I go ahead and fulfill this desire on my heart.

(c) Will my past not affect my decision?


Thursday, 19 May 2016
Pastor Idun: Questions

Hello Elijah, I am happy the articles on this website have been a blessing to you.

(a) A pastor is the shepherd and the head of a Church. He is one of the office-holders of the Five-Fold Ministry which comprises Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers.

Ephesians 4:11-13 states: And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

The qualification to be a pastor is in 1st Timothy 3:1-7.

1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

The above qualification does not allow a woman to be a pastor since the headship of the home is linked to the headship of the church. For a detailed study into this topic, read the article entitled The Truth About Women Preachers on this website.

(b) It is an honourable thing to desire the office of a pastor. The problem, however, is that you are worried about your past even though you have repented and are now a changed person, as you said. When Christ forgives, He truly forgives. Let no man, including yourself, judge your past. Paul, Peter, Moses, Abraham etc. all had their past but they did the work of God because God called them out of their original state and made believers out of them. A Christian's past is in God's sea of forgetfulness. So be a Christian and move towards the mark of your high calling.

(c) Your past affecting or not affecting your forward march, depends on you yourself. If you truly believe your past has been forgiven because you have repented, live as such. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (Romans 8:1)


Thursday, 19 May 2016
A Believer: Repentance

Dear Pastor, when a person who claims to believe the Word of God continues to fornicate or do things contrary to the Word because he/she is in the flesh, what happens to such a person if he/she does not repent? Will the Lord look on for the person to bring disgrace to the Word?


Thursday, 19 May 2016
Pastor Idun: Repentance

Dear Believer, a person who claims to believe but lives contrary to the Word is not a believer because faith without works is dead. He or she is a prisoner of Satan and not a prisoner of Christ. Every person is either a prisoner to Christ or to Satan. There is no middle line. Repentance is key to Salvation. If the person truly genuinely repents, God will save them. If that person does not repent, he or she will go to hell. If that fellow is a true believer but slips into sin, bringing reproach to the Word, God may take him or her from this world to save their soul.

 

1st Corinthians 6:9-10 states:

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.


Thursday, 19 May 2016
Anonymous: What should I do, pastor?

I must confess that I heard this message some years back and believe it to be the truth, but have not been able to make any effort of getting to know much about It because many of the people I know who claim to believe this message don't influence me in any way with their lives. What should I do, pastor?


Thursday, 19 May 2016
Pastor Idun: What should I do, pastor?

I must also confess that God does not save or condemn any man based on the behaviour of other people. Not all who claim to believe the message of the hour are believers. When the crow eats the food reserved for the dove, it does not make it a dove. By their fruits we will know them. So look beyond the human veil of others and go for the precious pearl – the revealed Word of God.


Thursday, 19 May 2016
Anonymous: Message Believers

What is the difference between the message believer who lives anyhow and one whose desire is to fulfill the will of God?


Thursday, 19 May 2016
Pastor Idun: Message Believers

The message believer who lives anyhow is not a message believer though he claims he is. No one can meet God and remain the same. On the other hand, the message believer whose desire is to fulfill the will of God is blessed of God even before he fulfills that desire. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled (Mathew 5:6). So hungering and thirsting after righteousness in itself is a blessing.


Thursday, 19 May 2016
 
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