“Hi Stewart: I just read your rant and signed on to answer, just like you asked, and you are so wrong, well maybe, as, I haven’t read any other of your stuff to know for sure, but If you are charging for teaching the word, or for teaching about Yah, you will pay and pay dearly, you say a person is worth his hire, well yea, if he is a plumber, or a carpenter, but Yahshua surly wasn’t speaking of teaching the tora, Imagine if he charged while serving as a rabi, I am sure he charged to build a chair, that is how he ate. EVERY so called christian pastor that takes money for teaching the word will be held accountable, and that is according to the word, if a person is truly called to teach he needs to get a job and pay the bills to do so, for that is why he was called, so if that is what you are doing, well, I feel sorry for you. And if you think I am just talken, you are dead wrong, I have been teaching, helping people seak the truth and prepair for 30 years, and have NEVER charged a dime, on the contrary, I have paid the costs from my daily job, which was given and blessed to my wilest needs, for if you were truly “called” to serve him he will provide.”
My sarcastic answer to this one: I don’t know anything about you, nor have I read any of your material (posted for free), but you are a jerk, an idiot, and worst of the worst, and most certainly not a true, bonified Christian. Say what? You know nothing about me but know I am wrong. I detect in both of these totally FREEBE MINISTRIES a great pride and arrogance at their fantastic achievements. I also detect that they are being paid for their services. More on that later. I also detect NO WALK, NO DEATH, NO CROSS, NO REBIRTH IN TRUTH. As they say, it is all in the numbers.
Paul was a tent maker. I produce documentaries, reports, books and movies. Some Christian, some not. I suppose if Paul had put a FISH SYMBOL on his tents he would not be able to sell it because, after all, he would be preaching the Gospel with that symbol. If I mention a Bible verse, I should just give it all away because I am then a teacher or the Word. I suppose then, that if I write a novel, like “Danny Doogle and The Lords of Mars”, and because one of the main characters in that book is a Christian, I cannot sell that novel either.
Then again, If I produce a documentary, and mention that Atlantis appears to be the same as Babylon the Great, I cannot sell that one either, because I have mentioned God’s Word. I detect a perverse, satanic reasoning here. This is a broadside frontal attack upon the real truths as laid out in the Bible.
The reason Paul would not take money from the Church is plainly stated. It had nothing to do with his making a “living”. He himself said he had every right to be taking of the gifts, but chose not to, but HAD THE RIGHT TO:
If others have this right of support from you, shouldn’t we have it all the more? But we did not use this right. On the contrary, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ.
In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.
I guess Paul was a liar and did not know what he was talking about – but here he claims God Himself commands those who preach the gospel have every right to receive their living from it. It appears to be God’s will that this be so, therefore if you use materials that preach or teach the word of God, you have an OBLIGATION to support the ones offering it, ALL THE MORE SO IF IT IS THE REAL TRUTH, and not some watered down version to attract people.
To not support such a one is, according to the Word, wrong. It a command from the Lord that they be supported. End of story. Over and out.
I personally have chosen an alternative route of producing documentaries, books, blogs, that often INCLUDE the Word of God. That is my tent making. I make most of my living with WORLD INTELLIGENCE GATHERING AND COMMENTARIES CONCERNING IT, with magazines like “The Prophetic Insider” (On the website FOR FREE) and “Futuresacpe” AND “Earth Whispers”, but I do include the prophetic pictures modern news conveys. But I do have the RIGHT to ask for something for that as my Best’s Global Reports are unique and valuable. To say I have no right to charge even for that, is to deny common sense and the commands of the Lord.
But I have not used any of these rights. And I am not writing this in the hope that you will do such things for me, for I would rather die than allow anyone to deprive me of this boast. 1 Corinthians 9:18 What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel.
7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
I would also like to point out that PAUL was in effect OUTSIDE THE CAMP. He knew the dangers of monetary greed and simply refused it. Obviously people liked his tents, because he evidently made a sustenance living at it.
As I said, I produce documentaries, reports, books, audio intelligence reports and other things. I am not a pastor. I am not a preacher boy. I am not an evangelist. I am not an elder. I am not within any Church anywhere. I AM OUTSIDE THE CAMP. I will never join any worldly apostate Church, nor will I ever enter one again.
I have been kicked out of Churches as an “anathema” because I preach what Jesus Christ preached and few want to hear it. I preach a STRAIT GATE, A NARROW WAY, A PICKING UP OF YOUR CROSS, OF DEATH, OF DYING, OF SITTING IN HELL WAITING FOR THE LORD TO COME AND SAY “FRIEND, COME UP HIGHER”.
I AM TOTALLY OUTSIDE THE CAMP, CALLED ONLY TO WARN THOSE INSIDE THE CAMP THEY BETTER GET OUTSIDE THE CAMP POST HASTE OR HELL AWAITS. That is all. I have never asked ANYONE to believe anything I have ever said or ever will say. I have only asked for people to STUDY THE BIBLE FOR THEMSELVES, and let the fake preachers, teachers, evangelists and “prophetic scholars” with their fake salvation gospel be damned, just as Peter said.
I was called, and if your folks out there don’t like it, take it up with the Lord, who called me OUT OF THIS WORLD, SLAYED ME, KILLED ME AND RESURRECTED ME. I am the worst of sinners, unfit for service. I could not enter any temple of the Lord’s because I know I am unfit. Nevertheless, He called me to bring attention to the APOSTATES that are sure that they are going to heaven when they are not. I know I am unfit for heaven, unworthy. That’s it, isn’t it? I suspect this “Rich” thinks he is totally worthy, as the multitudes thought when Jesus Christ rejected them. I can see the pride oozing out of Rich. Pride goeth before the fall, and if not, great is that fall.
- Best, Shalom!
Lamentation 2:14 “
Your prophets have seen for you False and foolish visions; And they have not exposed your iniquity so as to restore you from captivity, But they have seen for you false and misleading oracles.”
I do minister for free, and preach for free, and write for free, mailed thousands of DVD’s for free, and will travel to share the precious end time gospel and global Joel 2:28 revival with any church that is interested, for free. http://www.highwayofholiness.us/2012/10/09/new-free-dvds-for-miracles-of-the-lord-hiv-aids-healed-and-lepers-cleansed/
We do not need money to minister, only the favor and the annointing of the Holy Spirit. The LORD provides for His work, not for the work and ministry of men.
The Malachi 4:5 Servant of the LORD is here, the MIGHTY PROPHET OF THE LORD, and there is no time for money, and by the way, He travels globally for free too, and all of his materials are free as well. http://www.repentandpreparetheway.org
So at the outset, I am being called a fake, a fraud. When I asked this man what TRUE salvation is, what TRUE repentance is, I got no answer. I got a bunch of gibberish but no answer. The reason is simple, HE DOES NOT KNOW THE ANSWER. Someone went to his website and sent me what it says, he is an “instant salvation” fake. No different from Billy G or Benny H or the rest of these false preachers. They accept gifts, and that means they are getting PAID, and they are NOT working for FREE. The minute you accept a gift, you have moved from FREE to being a hireling. Anyone who says different is a liar or in denial.
The Lord says that His people love to have it so, they love to have lies told them. They love the concept of instant free, no charge, no cost salvation and they heap monies upon them. No one travels the world for free. This man is being paid, even if he claims otherwise. He is charging for his services because he takes the money. If not money, then the airline tickets, the room and board, the meals, the clothing, etc. That is being paid. i KNOW HOW IT WORKS, I HAVE BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT. NO MORE.
So it is not free, it is Satanic twist of the tongue to claim it is. It is an attempt to hide the real truth, a slight of hand, a trick to present oneself as something they are not. PRIDE GOETH BEFORE THE FALL.
When I use to go and “preach salvation”, people would get up and walk out. First one and then another. These folks would be overhead as they walked and say such things as “God would NEVER require us to do that, to pick up our cross…” If I started with a hundred, maybe five would remain at the end. If I just read the Words of Christ Himself, I became an “anathema” unto the preacher man who ran that Church.
One time I took it before the Lord and asked Him if I was a liar and a fraud, and if so, literally kill me because I did not want to lie to His people. But if the gospel I was preaching was correct, then shut down that Church. The Church was shut down.
I wish to thank everyone for their comments pro or con. I do detect, however, maybe because of my poor writing, that the point was missed by more than several people. The subject was a FREE LUNCH, AND HOW PEOPLE TODAY ARE DEMANDING IT. It is like some sort of government entitlement program. It was not about me or other research ministries per se, it was about an ATTITUDE that appears to be present in all of this. I think it needs to be discussed, and I really do appreciate the comments. Times are hard, very hard, and we have many giveaways, but because I am not a wealthy person, nor do I have any church group to back me, I either produce or go under. I try to produce materials that are a blessing and educational to people. I am not complaining. I am simply stating the hard, cold facts. Either the truth must be supported or the truth will die and not be heard.
2 Timothy 4:2-4
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
My comment still stands that if you will not go to your employer and tell them you will work for nothing, you have no right to demand that anyone else work for nothing either. It is the rankest of hypocrisy to do that.