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Hmmmm! There are a lot of things I get concerned about. This observation does: In the gospel of Matthew, chapter 4, verses 8-10, it reads thus: “Again the devil taketh him up into an exceedingly high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of this world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou will fall down and worship me. Never before in the history of time has the gospel of Jesus Christ spread throughout the world in the manner its being done now. We can do more now. Look at the tools available: Satellites, the internet, media, social media, etc.. Its not the accomplishments made for the cause of Christ that concerns me, it is the attention given to the chosen vessels that God has raised up in our day. There is a growing cavalcade of so-call superstars in the body of Christ arising due to the vast media attention given to them. Yes, we are anointed! Yes, we are gifted! Yes, we have special abilities and yes, we are prosperous!!! If not watchful, this could play right into the strategy of Satan. Did not Ole Lucifer notice how anointed he was? Did not Ole Lucifer notice how beautiful and gifted he was? Did not Ole Lucifer want to be exalted above God?
It’s almost inescapable to not be influenced by the fame given to our ministries as thousands be healed, and thousands more give their lives to Jesus, and thousands and thousands and thousands of others are the recipients of miracles. Ministry in our day is quite extraordinary. We are doing greater works just as Jesus said we would. Yet God is being robbed of the glory that rightly belongs to Him. The spirit of Lucifer causes us to see our church, our ministries, and even ourselves. Body of Christ, resist the lust to be famous. Abandon this aggressive plan to be the top ministry. I look forward to receiving my rewards for works done from my Lord and Savior than from Hollywood. Do not be deceived into becoming an eye servant. By doing so, we actually bow to the will of Satan, for the kingdoms of this world do bring earthly glory…..”AND THOU SHALT WORSHIP THE LORD THY GOD, AND HIM ONLY SHALT THOU SERVE”