The act of serving God while maintaining pure holiness and righteousness is to fulfilled all manners of obedient of the Lord. We are created to serve God and only him alone. However, the Lord has promised unto us an eternal resting place which is known as Heaven. In order to attained or qualify unto such precious place, ones has to earn it.
Therefore every Christians is expected to work zealously on how they can lay up heavenly treasure for themselves above, without fainting in heart or faith because eternity race is almost near. Every christian is mandated to built up multiples treasure in heaven at the expenses of their earthly endeavors. Heavenly treasure is glorious and priceless because it required consistent labor and zealous in the service of the Lord. below is a short recap story of a beloved sister who's aim is to set-up heavenly treasure above for herself.
Hence, after her earthly mission, follows by death. Then suddenly, tragedy strike and she lost all her heavenly mounted treasure. This story entails that you might also lose all you entire earthly created and mounted treasure in heaven if you are not careful with your spiritual life.
is a very gentle and easy going woman, who always tried to avoid
trouble at any cost. She is a child of God, and very devoted to the work
of the Lord. Esther was working with Lagos state government as a
Clean-way (Cleaner). One day her pastor called her and said, we were
planning to employ someone that will be cleaning up the church before
the service, but as we were disusing the issue, the spirit
of the Lord ask me to give that assignment to you, that you should be the
one to do work of the sanitary in the Church.
Esther agrees and for more than three years, she was
doing this for God. Even before anyone arrived in the church, everywhere
is tidy already and without any pays-wages or return. But she was always doing this work cheerful and happy for the Lord.
One Sunday morning, she
overslept and quickly rushed to the church to clean it up before the
service will commence. Then a lady entered the church while she was
still sweeping the church and said rudely. Woman, is this the time
you are suppose to be sweeping the church when the service is about to
start? Is this how you take care of your home? I wonder how you will be
taking care of your family? if you will be working like this in the house
of God. No wonder you have not be progressing in life, 4 years you are
still on a spot, sweeping when your mate are driving jeep. Will you
hurry up and finish up the cleaning before the service start she
Esther was very shocked to hear these things, then she
dropped the broom and leave the church. The church was left untied and
when people started coming for service, they were surprised to see
things untied. They couldn’t see Esther in the church service. Then
after the service, the pastor sent for her to find out what happened,
after then the pastor encourage her to ignore the word of the lady and
keep working for God.
She said, I can never continue sweeping for the
church. What kind of insult is that? Am I working for gain? Please
pastor, leave me alone and beside, I don’t think I can continue coming
to that church. I’m avoiding trouble
. Two week after, Esther died.
She died and appear before God’s throne, and her name was not found in
the book of the Lamb. Why Lord, then God said to her. I called you to be
sweeping my house, and you left my work because someone insulted you. Two things removed your name from the book of the lamb.
You fail to settled matter quickly with your adversary and you neglect the work I
have committed into thy hand, come let me showed you what could
have being your reward if you have finished up the race.
Esther Mansion was even bigger than that of her pastor, because, she had
nothing to offer, but she offer her service for the work of God, but
she let Satan to distract her. She plead for mercy but was not shown any
mercy, for the judgement has being set. Then a voice asked her to
depart, and she end up in hell.
Jeremiah 48:10 "Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully. Beloved, Have you in any-way stop working for God i any department you where appointed in the Church, or have you left your church because someone insulted you? Have you stop attending your church house fellowship, because someone lied or wrongly accused you in the fellowship?
Have you left your church because your pastor corrected or rebuked you publicly and you take it as embarrassment? Have you stop being an usher, choir or any departmental group in the church, because one of the members of the same group or department disrespected and discouraged
: Danger In Disobeying The Voice Of God
If you will not be insulted for working for God, then
where do you want to be insulted? You have stopped preaching the gospel, doing morning cry, bus evangelizing and even on face-book or other social media, the easiest and cheapest place to preached the
gospel. But because someone rubbish your post, you stopped it. Do you
want devil to prevail?
We are not all call to be a Pastor. Every
part of the body of Christ have it own function. If everybody will be a
pastor, then who will be the congregation? Who will be the usher and who will drum the beat? Who will do the engineering work and who will teach the children class?
Whenever your pastor choose you for a work in the house of God, take
it with joy and do it whole-kindheartedly. Many has rejected God
unknowingly, or your pastor place you on suspension, and you leave the
church because of that? Go back and finish it up. Because whatsoever is
bind on earth is also bind in heaven. Unless the pastor who place you
on suspension loose it, you have no right to leave for another church. The Lord has blessed you with riches, and you are the only rich man in
your church, then the Lord purposely placed you there so as to help his
Nothing that you will give to the lord that will be in
vein, any gift you gave out is been documented in a special record book of your earthly account or journey.
1 Corinthian 3: 13 "Every man's work shall be made
manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be
revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of
what sort it is. Once you died and you will
found yourself before the judgment, there will be a box that is written
all your work. And the box will pass trough a fire, and will burn down
the box and a reward, may be crown of gold or something else will
reviewed. But if the box burnt away and nothing shows up, then you have
Are you doing the work of God whole-kindheartedly? You have
stop preaching the gospel because someone insulted you? You stop
preaching because someone said, you can’t speak English? You have stop sharing your testimony, because people call you an agents of darkness,
spitting lies from bottom of hell? Who are you to obey? God or human?
Do you think it was your pastor who called you? OK. Let’s prove it. Let’s look at Elijah and the Widow, and I want you to mark a word there. 1 King 17:9 "Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon,
and dwell there: behold, I HAVE COMMANDED A WIDOW WOMAN THERE
TO SUSTAIN THEE. Hope you knew the story?
The woman may be looking
at Elijah that it was Elijah that commanded her, but it was directed by
God. God did called her without knowing. Never you think it was your
pastor who called you to be an usher, never think it was your pastor
who called you to be choir or sent you on God’s mission. The work of God
must be done whole-kindheartedly and orderly in one body of Christ, for the expansion of the gospel.
Many People Have Already Had Their Reward Here On Earth
Matthew 6: 19 "Lay not up for yourselves treasure upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt and where thieves break through steal. You had been sent into this earth for a special reason and purpose having a pleasant talent or gift to impact to the Church and every souls. But if you decided to go against such plans of God. Properly due to selfish interest, gain or worldly pleasure's of life.
Then you will be laying-down treasure on earth for yourself and you will have nothing to received after your earthly ministry journey. because you would had reap all your worldly gain and reward and have nothing left above. Which might even caused your chance of making heaven, because heaven is for prepared brethren with divine focus and heavenly vision.
You called yourself an instrumentalist, yet a Christians, and the
church you are attending pay you salaries for the instrument you play. You have your reward already here on earth. Are you a gospel singer? Whenever they call you for a
crusade You will first charge the church some bills all in the name of glorifying God. Forgetting That God dwells in the praise's of his people, you are working for yourself
and not God.
You called yourself a
preacher of the gospel, but your duties is to charge for people after
preaching the gospel, this is not exaggeration but what I have seen very
well, after the preaching you charge people to bring money to help the
work of God. What work of God? You have your reward already here on
earth. This remind me the observation and remark made by a beloved brother of mine, He said and i quote.
Some establish church for earthly gain and selfish interest, some
preach for selfish interest and have made God their belly. That is the
reasons you see preachers in commercial
vehicles after preaching they will ask for money for transport, sow seed
in their life. Those that don't even go to church will forge one church
name and ask you to support their building project, Oh God! Have mercy
some don't know what it means to live a crucified Christian life.
remembered vividly some years back I was traveling. I stood up to
preach, a young man at the back seat was giving me signal not to preach
nor continue preaching because his intention also was to preach. I did
not mind him I kept on preaching, he kept on disturbing me to round off,
Okay, I decided to shorten the message, and then pray.
But the passengers appeared to be worried when they saw another preacher. To my
greatest surprise he told the passengers that after hearing from me they
need to hear a message about baptism. I know that all his target/focus
was on the money he will extort from the passengers. After his message
he started painting the foreheads of some passengers with anointing oil
and to share envelopes.
your ministry is to preach in buses and to extort money all in the name
of offering then let it be known to you today that you don't have a
ministry, and you are receiving your heavenly reward here on earth. Which means you have no reward in Heaven. Because your selfish interest
have destroyed the heavenly treasures and heavenly gain. When you put your focus on Heavenly gains and treasures you will have peace, Joy and happiness.
"When you are mindful of heavenly treasures, God will be mindful to maintain you"
-Pastor Lazarus Muoka.
Romans 16:17-18 " Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Christianity is all about what you can do for others to propagate the
kingdom of God and not what others will do for you to Feed your belly
and your pocket. Many end up in hell, because they were not being fruitful,
and many end in hell because they refuse to be faithful with
their talent. And the most unfortunate situation is those pastor's whom had err from the truth.
They had formed their own special sugar coated preaching "GOD IS NOT AFTER YOUR APPEARANCE, BUT ONLY AFTER YOUR HEART. THEREFORE, DRESS THE WAY YOU LIKE AND COME TO CHURCH.
And this wicked and worldly dressing uprising among many churches
today had generated a lot of immoralities and abomination both in the church and homes of brethren.
And many brethren who're been deceived by that pastor's or Church Leader and yield into this unfortunates scene are presently gnashing their teeth in the pit of Hell. Learn from the mistake of that foolish servant that went to hide his talent according to Matthew 25:14-30.
Any single talents you have, Please use it for God, both in exhortation and rebuking. Look for something to do in the house of God and never stay ideal or bench warmer.
Matthew 19:287-30 "Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
As an evangelist, I had decided to use the special talent within-me
to the glory of God. But expecting nothing in return here on earth. But
only looking forward to that day, when the Good Lord will usher me into
his rest with crown of Glory and Garment of righteousness and also unto
you all that love's his appearing and laboring in his vine-yard daily
without complaining , fainting and murmuring.
Demanding for nothing in
return, but only having mind-set toward rapture and Heavenly treasure
. Please ignite your spiritual life and make sure you keep the fire burning and not be caught unaware, because the time is too short for the Lord coming. He said and i quote from the testimony of sister Victoria Nehale his time is fasting running.