The Mercenary in the Work of God
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a mercenary, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The mercenary flees because he is a mercenary and does not care about the sheep. (Jh.10: 11-13).
For you that don’t know what the word mercenary is, it is one who works or serves only for money; who is driven by self-interest and is materialistic. That is what exists for example in those “evangelical shops”, those supposedly evangelical churches.
Who gives their life for the sheep doesn’t flee or is not corrupt behind the pulpit, doesn’t commit adultery, doesn’t lie, doesn’t deceive, or steal. The deceiver, even if he is in our midst, including on the altar, sooner or later he will reveal himself! In The Universal Church we do not allow an individual who wears a mask to be before the people…someone who speaks but doesn’t do. There is a commitment with those who serve on the altar and it is serious! We are not dealing with a profession, but with people, with “souls, which require truthfulness, not only with the words that are spoken but with what is lived.
The mercenary does not love the sheep but abandons them. When the “wolf” comes, that is when his personal desires arise, he goes and abandons the commitment to be serious – a faithful person- in order to become an adulterer, lie, cheat, use drugs … whatever else. This is not the good shepherd!
Jesus is the good shepherd, and who lives a life that’s holy, orderly, and truthful, without lies and deceits remains attached to Him. I speak to you, through the audio of this the blog without a mask! Our pleasure is not to leave or abandon the “sheep”, but fight for her. And this, while being someone truthful!
And just like the shepherd, those who are on the Altar, have to live a regimented life; separated, fearful to God, you must live that way too. Why? Because everything you say could be the most correct, perfect but if you’re not faithful, do not have fear, is a liar, misleading, then all those words will be against you and they will serve to condemn you!
Even if you are not directly on the Altar, you have your family, the people who work directly with you and maybe you act in a way in which you “enjoy” your desires, lust, dissensions, you like to speak bad about others. At church you pray, ask God for direction, tell Him “use me”, but act exactly the opposite of the words that you have spoken to God. You do not have any commitment with him! Then, you work and serve for your own belly, personal interest and carnal pleasures.
I do not know if you who hear me, go to Facebook, and talk to boys, go in to say, “hello, how are you?” but your goal is to “chit-chat” and not to evangelize or seek answers. And if you really need answers, why not look for a pastor, his wife, an assistant … why does it have to be member or a “cutie” and enjoyable person? I do not know my friend … the mouth speaks out that which the heart is filled with. But I want to appeal to your reasoning. I am not here to please you, but to tell you the truth because it is what liberates. I do not know what your attitudes are and what you nourish inside yourself, but if you nourish something related to an emotion, your pleasures, than certainly your prayer is superficial. You are not being real.
Maybe you fight for your family, work and all the areas, but you are a totally uncommitted person with God, because your attitudes speak-out about what you have prioritized, God or your pleasures.
I’m not here to accuse you, but to lead you to the Truth. And if you really accept it and acknowledge your faults, take action! Or then, if there is nothing that accuses you, amen … go ahead! Always fight with the truth, be honest and give your life for Jesus.
What God wants is not your money, but your whole life, your dreams, desires, it is that you be completely flexible to please Him, and this is for your own benefit!