B5-36- GOD'S WORD FOR US
Now sometimes a person says I love you with the love of the Lord. We are not sure whether it’s the love of the Lord because sometimes people have motives behind. If you have lived long enough, you will realize that not everyone who says alleluia is a believer. I know you read the scripture where it says not everyone who says Lord, Lord, know the Lord Jesus Christ. But there is other things like not everyone who says alleluia, alleluia is necessary a believer. They could just mouth it. Only recently I was talking to a minister and his wife. I love to help ministers and pastors in the ministry. They knew me for about ten years. The Lord has finally led our path to cross each other. They were just beginning to want to move into a new realm of ministry. They knew all the past. All those up and down and everything that had happened. They have been to some of the places where I have pastured. As they sat in my office, we fellowshipped and they were talking about seeing whether there is a place in our church where we could employ them or help them.
So I told them this, I said, I know what it was like when you are just starting off. I know what it is like when everyone persecutes you. You are just a reject. I said these early years have not been easy. Through times there had been easy time and there had been hard time. The cycle goes on. I said now the ministry is successful and I find that a lot of people coming who want to be friends and whom last time were not friends. Sometimes you feel frustrated because when nobody knows you, they would say watch out for that guy. False prophet. I was so frustrated. Frustrated because I teach something from the bible and they said wrong teaching. But a foreigner would come and teach the same thing and they said good. It’s like local durian doesn’t taste as good. See there is something wrong in the kind of make up that we are in our church if that is the way it is. So those are trying times that we went through. Then I told them I am very careful now because I know who are my friends. I know they are those who are just being diplomatic. I know who are my friends because those who have been through the thick and through the thin.
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