Therefore every Christians is expected to work zealously on how they can lay up heavenly treasure for themselves above, without fainting in heart or faith because eternity race is almost near. Every christian is mandated to built up multiples treasure in heaven at the expenses of their earthly endeavors. Heavenly treasure is glorious and priceless because it required consistent labor and zealous in the service of the Lord. below is a short recap story of a beloved sister who's aim is to set-up heavenly treasure above for herself.
Hence, after her earthly mission, follows by death. Then suddenly, tragedy strike and she lost all her heavenly mounted treasure. This story entails that you might also lose all you entire earthly created and mounted treasure in heaven if you are not careful with your spiritual life.
Esther is a very gentle and easy going woman, who always tried to avoid trouble at any cost. She is a child of God, and very devoted to the work of the Lord. Esther was working with Lagos state government as a Clean-way (Cleaner). One day her pastor called her and said, we were planning to employ someone that will be cleaning up the church before the service, but as we were disusing the issue, the spirit of the Lord ask me to give that assignment to you, that you should be the one to do work of the sanitary in the Church. Esther agrees and for more than three years, she was doing this for God. Even before anyone arrived in the church, everywhere is tidy already and without any pays-wages or return. But she was always doing this work cheerful and happy for the Lord.
One Sunday morning, she overslept and quickly rushed to the church to clean it up before the service will commence. Then a lady entered the church while she was still sweeping the church and said rudely. Woman, is this the time you are suppose to be sweeping the church when the service is about to start? Is this how you take care of your home? I wonder how you will be taking care of your family? if you will be working like this in the house of God. No wonder you have not be progressing in life, 4 years you are still on a spot, sweeping when your mate are driving jeep. Will you hurry up and finish up the cleaning before the service start she shouted.
Esther was very shocked to hear these things, then she dropped the broom and leave the church. The church was left untied and when people started coming for service, they were surprised to see things untied. They couldn’t see Esther in the church service. Then after the service, the pastor sent for her to find out what happened, after then the pastor encourage her to ignore the word of the lady and keep working for God.
She said, I can never continue sweeping for the church. What kind of insult is that? Am I working for gain? Please pastor, leave me alone and beside, I don’t think I can continue coming to that church. I’m avoiding trouble. Two week after, Esther died. She died and appear before God’s throne, and her name was not found in the book of the Lamb. Why Lord, then God said to her. I called you to be sweeping my house, and you left my work because someone insulted you. Two things removed your name from the book of the lamb.
You fail to settled matter quickly with your adversary and you neglect the work I have committed into thy hand, come let me showed you what could have being your reward if you have finished up the race. Brethren, Esther Mansion was even bigger than that of her pastor, because, she had nothing to offer, but she offer her service for the work of God, but she let Satan to distract her. She plead for mercy but was not shown any mercy, for the judgement has being set. Then a voice asked her to depart, and she end up in hell.
Jeremiah 48:10 "Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully. Beloved, Have you in any-way stop working for God i any department you where appointed in the Church, or have you left your church because someone insulted you? Have you stop attending your church house fellowship, because someone lied or wrongly accused you in the fellowship? Have you left your church because your pastor corrected or rebuked you publicly and you take it as embarrassment? Have you stop being an usher, choir or any departmental group in the church, because one of the members of the same group or department disrespected and discouraged you.
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We are not all call to be a Pastor. Every part of the body of Christ have it own function. If everybody will be a pastor, then who will be the congregation? Who will be the usher and who will drum the beat? Who will do the engineering work and who will teach the children class?
Whenever your pastor choose you for a work in the house of God, take it with joy and do it whole-kindheartedly. Many has rejected God unknowingly, or your pastor place you on suspension, and you leave the church because of that? Go back and finish it up. Because whatsoever is bind on earth is also bind in heaven. Unless the pastor who place you on suspension loose it, you have no right to leave for another church. The Lord has blessed you with riches, and you are the only rich man in your church, then the Lord purposely placed you there so as to help his work financially.
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1 Corinthian 3: 13 "Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. Once you died and you will found yourself before the judgment, there will be a box that is written all your work. And the box will pass trough a fire, and will burn down the box and a reward, may be crown of gold or something else will reviewed. But if the box burnt away and nothing shows up, then you have no reward.
Are you doing the work of God whole-kindheartedly? You have stop preaching the gospel because someone insulted you? You stop preaching because someone said, you can’t speak English? You have stop sharing your testimony, because people call you an agents of darkness, spitting lies from bottom of hell? Who are you to obey? God or human?
The woman may be looking at Elijah that it was Elijah that commanded her, but it was directed by God. God did called her without knowing. Never you think it was your pastor who called you to be an usher, never think it was your pastor who called you to be choir or sent you on God’s mission. The work of God must be done whole-kindheartedly and orderly in one body of Christ, for the expansion of the gospel.
Many People Have Already Had Their Reward Here On Earth
Then you will be laying-down treasure on earth for yourself and you will have nothing to received after your earthly ministry journey. because you would had reap all your worldly gain and reward and have nothing left above. Which might even caused your chance of making heaven, because heaven is for prepared brethren with divine focus and heavenly vision.
You called yourself an instrumentalist, yet a Christians, and the church you are attending pay you salaries for the instrument you play. You have your reward already here on earth. Are you a gospel singer? Whenever they call you for a crusade You will first charge the church some bills all in the name of glorifying God. Forgetting That God dwells in the praise's of his people, you are working for yourself and not God.
Some establish church for earthly gain and selfish interest, some preach for selfish interest and have made God their belly. That is the reasons you see preachers in commercial vehicles after preaching they will ask for money for transport, sow seed in their life. Those that don't even go to church will forge one church name and ask you to support their building project, Oh God! Have mercy some don't know what it means to live a crucified Christian life.
I remembered vividly some years back I was traveling. I stood up to preach, a young man at the back seat was giving me signal not to preach nor continue preaching because his intention also was to preach. I did not mind him I kept on preaching, he kept on disturbing me to round off, Okay, I decided to shorten the message, and then pray.
But the passengers appeared to be worried when they saw another preacher. To my greatest surprise he told the passengers that after hearing from me they need to hear a message about baptism. I know that all his target/focus was on the money he will extort from the passengers. After his message he started painting the foreheads of some passengers with anointing oil and to share envelopes.
If your ministry is to preach in buses and to extort money all in the name of offering then let it be known to you today that you don't have a ministry, and you are receiving your heavenly reward here on earth. Which means you have no reward in Heaven. Because your selfish interest have destroyed the heavenly treasures and heavenly gain. When you put your focus on Heavenly gains and treasures you will have peace, Joy and happiness.
"When you are mindful of heavenly treasures, God will be mindful to maintain you"
-Pastor Lazarus Muoka.
They had formed their own special sugar coated preaching "GOD IS NOT AFTER YOUR APPEARANCE, BUT ONLY AFTER YOUR HEART. THEREFORE, DRESS THE WAY YOU LIKE AND COME TO CHURCH. And this wicked and worldly dressing uprising among many churches today had generated a lot of immoralities and abomination both in the church and homes of brethren.
And many brethren who're been deceived by that pastor's or Church Leader and yield into this unfortunates scene are presently gnashing their teeth in the pit of Hell. Learn from the mistake of that foolish servant that went to hide his talent according to Matthew 25:14-30. Any single talents you have, Please use it for God, both in exhortation and rebuking. Look for something to do in the house of God and never stay ideal or bench warmer.
Matthew 19:287-30 "Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.
As an evangelist, I had decided to use the special talent within-me to the glory of God. But expecting nothing in return here on earth. But only looking forward to that day, when the Good Lord will usher me into his rest with crown of Glory and Garment of righteousness and also unto you all that love's his appearing and laboring in his vine-yard daily without complaining , fainting and murmuring.
Demanding for nothing in return, but only having mind-set toward rapture and Heavenly treasure. Please ignite your spiritual life and make sure you keep the fire burning and not be caught unaware, because the time is too short for the Lord coming. He said and i quote from the testimony of sister Victoria Nehale his time is fasting running.