There is no problem of me being able to quickly integrate into any group of people without much, as if I had already knew them by stretching out my hand and introduced myself. I thank Father Jesus for the boldness and love he had put in me. So, I had opened up myself to everyone without reservation. Whenever I received wonderful messages or even wisdom words, I would not hesitate to share with anyone. I sent SMS, wrote articles in Esharingportal.com, and actively post into Facebook.com. Unfortunately, all these just gone into deaf ears. While many foreigners would click “Like” and commented with positive exaltive notes, only one or two local would response by clicking “Like” in my wall. In fact, certain numerous local would criticized negatively and even gossips amongst themselves about my motive in posting in Facebook.com and Esharingportal.com (as been revealed to me via my Angels about them).
So I asked Father Jesus , “Why? Father Jesus, why people behaved this way? Why are they so cold? Even the chosen one also behaved this way?”
Father Jesus answered me one night “It is because you are not their VIP.”
I felt very sad about it while at the same time also felt pitiful for these group of people for not knowing how to cherish the important of fellowship and caring for one another. Then, our Holy Spirit, our comforter, directed me to a Bible verse; Mark 6:4(KJV) But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” The word “house” can be the symbolic meaning of extended “spiritual family”. And also this wisdom words from King Solomon Prov 25:25 (KJV) “[As] cold waters to a thirsty soul, so [is] good news from a far country.”
I once arranged an appointment with a senior, of which, on the same day another sister-in-Christ were to meet after me. But the day came and I was being thrown behind and my meeting with this person was a harsh harsh one, our Holy Spirit had already instructed me to say nothing since I wasn’t really welcome for the meeting. Matt 10:41 “He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.”
Should I say thanks to those cold shoulder people for making me feel more and more like Lord Jesus? As a matter of fact, I had sent my last email in the hope that they will be be more caring for one another. In the email, I mentioned that even a very busy famous celebrity cared to takes time off to response to my post, given me much encouragement and exaltive rhema words. I pointed out to them that they ought to do the same for one another. Instead of reading with much understanding of the intention of the email, they were quick to get angry, complained and I was even commanded to apologise to these group of people for my sharing of good news. I did not know who intitiated this demand for me to apologised, but I did so with much joy because miraculously the email actually helped me uncover the truth which I was seeking for. The reaction of these group of people confirmed what our Holy Spirit had had already revealed to me. Truth separate people due divided opinion, biasism towards one group against the other.
Lord Jesus said “Do you think I came to bring peace to earth? No, I tell you, but division! They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” Luke 12:51-53
One of them even replied and said that she was glad that I was humble to apologise. (Obviously, she was the person who initiate all these commotion and gossippings, as she was quick to response my email). Wait a minute, wasn’t helping people recognised their shortfall was the intention of this email? And yet it was being reversed to became a “test piece to check if I am humble to apologise? Funny isn’t it. I am not sure why these people behaved this way? Was it guilt or hatred driven because someone had painted bad picture about me by gossiping? I do remember these people mentioned that they loves to “gossips”. Then, I gave prayer, our Holy Spirit opened my eyes and I saw a very clear picture, these were the same people who had suddenly turned cold towards me one day and avoided talking to me.
Trust me, whenever you came across people whom you are friendly with, SUDDENLY, stopped looking into your eyes and turned cold towards you, it is because someone had gossiped about you. Someone had throw cold ice water onto you!
Actually, my email wasn’t intended to be used for testing people but somehow our Holy Spirit had inspired me to write it in such a way that it brought out the confirmation of the truth, as we knew HE is the Spirit of Truth. With this confirmation, I confidently wrote about the youth concerning the truth.
Some even commented that I am too imposing. Really? Was I too imposing or encouraging people to be more open and caring for one another? I love to study the pattern of people who posted online. People tends to be very expressive of their emotion in the FB and from these feedback and with the help of God’s wisdom, you can know their needs and especially of what they had gone through. Isn’t this is what senior people repetitively asked members to be more open about it? But too bad, the Agenda for the meeting takes priority and the opening for one to share and express themselves fully, was limited by THE TIMING and capacity of the group. No wonder, not many can be very open as a family member because all are so into being run by “The System“. I had studied the pattern of couple of youths and a CGL who had been with Church for more than 10 years, started with voicing up and displeased with cold attitude, and then left church. Why aren’t the authorative leaders able to catch all these things while they are still warm? Leader only started to talk to people who had already make up their mind (cold attitude) and it was not only too late but also people felt insincered! If we could only be more pro-active, knowing and understood the person’s need even before they have the thought of leaving church, I think people would felt more loved. It is very easy to shroud away responsibility/accountability by saying that we had tried but since the person wanted to leave, let it be.
Friends, YOU ARE MY VIP, no matter what because I loved Father Jesus and I want to be like him. He sat down and have fellowship with tax collectors, sinners and even spoke the Samarthan woman at the well.
How can one claimed to be a family member or had accepted others as their own family members if even when doing little things for one another was not accorded. But instead, members were being scorn at and complained about by their fellow family member (always suspicious and doubtful of any good intention)?
Learn from our Lord Jesus on how he threats everyone as VIP?
1. He willingly die on the cross for anyone who want to receive Him as Lord and Saviour. You are His VIP to such extend that HE gave HIS life for you, even though you are still a sinners, he loved you unconditionally.
John 3:16 “for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
2. He spoke to The Samaritan Women at the well whom everyone despise.
The woman meets Jesus at a well (John 4:1-26)
3. He sat there and fellowship with sinners and tax collectors.
Jesus Eats with the Sinners, Publicans, Tax Collectors (Mark 2:13-17)
Lord Jesus is calling for people to have HIS DNA
Lord Jesus said “for I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink. I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothes Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.” Matt 25:42-43
Father Jesus asked, “Who then is willing to be like me?” ‘Who is willing to be my beggar to be sent to the field to test the hearts of these people?”
“You will go into the fields and farms to beg for attention to gave you food, drink, cloth and also when you are sick, beg for medicine.”
“Who is willing to be thrown into the prison, such that you will be despised because all words will be against you and nobody will visit you because many are ashamed of you because you speak no words as instructed?”
“Who is willing to be my beggar to beg for attention?”
But God, our Lord Jesus had found NONE! Very sad isn’t it?
Many are more willing to be the persecutors, accusers, liars, murderers, crossing over to the dark side because it is more comfortable.
It is better this way as we are accountable for everything resulted due to our action and inaction. Many likes to think that they can swept things under the carpet but be careful, our God is a very detailed God, we must make ourselves accountable. Listen to the advice of the King Solomon.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgement, Including every secret thing, whether good or evil.”
Unless you are wiser than King Solomon, heed his advice.
Afternote : Actually, I had been dragging to write this notes because it really pains me to know that Christians of same spiritual family whom I loved and trusted behaved this way. But I must obey what my Senior partner had instructed me at end of 2011, “Let Go and Let out.”
Heed my brotherly advice. DON’T GET INTO GOSSIPS, IT IS EVIL! IT DESTROY RELATIONSHIP FOR SELFISH PURPOSE.
From my good friend, Tunde Adetola Adekoya
Also God hates gossips— Why??? It destroys 3 set of people because it is a powerful instrument in the hands of devil to slander & blackmail the believers.
1) It destroys the GOSSIPER- He/she is a tool in the hand of the devil to destroy others through dissemination of lies. And can never be free from the manipulation of the devil.
2) It destroys the HEARER of the gossips by coloring their faith,making them believe a lie and thereby connects with the works of the devil.
3) It destroys the OBJECT of the gossips(THE END TARGET) by creating a wrong notion of the person in the heart of the HEARERS making them take wrong position to his destiny contrary to the will of God.
Knowing that it is evil to gossips, why are certain Christians still doing that?
1. Intent. Gossipers often have the goal of building themselves up by making others look bad and exalting themselves as some kind of repositories of knowledge.
**2. The type of information shared. Gossipers speak of the faults and failings of others, or reveal potentially embarrassing or shameful details regarding the lives of others without their knowledge or approval. Even if they mean no harm, it is still gossip.
Thus, lies and unknowingly using gossips to destroy the prophets is the work of Satan through its agent, Spirit of Jezebel.
**Pointing out mistakes with love to another person doesn’t fall under the category of gossips, especially if one obey the Biblical guide Matt 18:15-17 “Morever if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.”