I read with pity the statement of Paul in Romans 8:9 which says that some people are in the flesh, while some people are in the Spirit, those that the Spirit of God dwells in them.
He went further to say that if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, that he is none of his. I said this because there are many people, even preachers going about preaching while you will clearly observe that they do not have the spirit of Christ in them.
It is those that the apostle Paul said that they are not in the flesh, but in the spirit because the Spirit of God dwells in them. They are those that he equally said in 2 Corinthians 3:6 that God hath made them able ministers of the New Testament.
According to Paul, those people that God hath made the able ministers of the New Testament, not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
In view of this, one dangerous thing about those ministering or preaching without the spirit of Christ in them is that they are ministering death instead of life because they are ministering only letters.
The reason this is so is that the ministration of the letter, and not of the spirit is dangerous because according to the above verse, the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
One major characteristic of those ministering letters and not the spirit is that you will hardly see them talk about the salvation of souls. And the reason they never bother to make the altar call in their meetings is to avoid the embarrassment of nobody responding to their altar calls.
The major reason is that it is only the true gospel messages that can convert anybody, not motivational messages or what they call accurate prophecies that are not backed by the spirit of God.
These are the situation of many sorcerers that camouflage as pastors who are in charge of many pulpits and are using the spirit of divination and enchantment/bewitchment to manipulate their victims.
However, one unfortunate situation is that even some genuine believers are taken captive by these sorcerers, as happened in the city of Samaria as seen in Acts 8:9-11.
In the book of Acts 8:9-11, it says that in the city of Samaria, there was a certain man, called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great.
Simon the sorcerer as he is called, to whom the people of Samaria all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the great power of God.” And they heeded him because he had astonished them with his sorcerers for a long time.
One major reason that even genuine believers are taken captive and fell for these sorcerers is that these believers are ignorant of the word of God.
These genuine believers equally lack discerning spirit and as well as celebrate the so-called word of prophecies by these sorcerers above the written word of God.
For instance, will you call a man that takes pleasure in bathing naked ladies (seeing their nakedness) or caressing the private part of ladies in the name of shaving them among the able ministers of the New Testament?
What of a man that claimed that he has God’s phone number and purported to be called heaven with his mobile phone? Calling God with the mobile number, while God is a Spirit and everywhere.
I can’t help laughing because of the childishness of that so-called pastor because God t I can talk with me even while lying on my bed. And God had severally, spoken to me even while walking on the road or driving.
It is laughable because God severally spoke to me even while in my toilet, that another man without the spirit of Christ in him is claiming that he communicates with his mobile phone.
Why I pity these sorcerers without the spirit of Christ in them is that 1 Peter 4:17 says that “the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God”?
In closing, remember that the bible clearly stated that the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. Is it not foolish for you to allow a man or woman that has no spirit of God in them and ministers death to be your pastor?
I used to ask, “any man or woman that is deceived, where is his or her sense of reasoning? So you, in particular, will you claim that you have the spirit of Christ in you and that you are among the able ministers of the New Testament? Shalom!