God's Sword of Truth - The Word
Listen to all the words of man - those who say that they are of Christ. Test the Spirit, discern their words and their works, check their fruits and their lives. Are they men of Faith? Do they live it? Listen and read what Christ said about the religious Jew, read it carefully (Matthew 23:2-7).
V2: "Saying, The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat"
V3: "All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works; for they say, and do not"
V4: "For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on mens shoulders' but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers."
V5: "But all their works they do for to be seen of men: They make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders fo their garments."
V6: "And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues."
V7: "And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi"
Today, they call each other - Reverend, Doctor, Theologian, etc....They still sit on stages or platforms and praise each other. They do not agree with each other in doctrine or belief, but yet come together in "world love". This love is not of the Lord. It is the Holy Spirit that makes us all one in faith. They live rich, best of clothes, car and airplanes. They have big buildings and large ministries. It costs big money to operate big buildings and large ministries.
That which is of the Lord shall forever last, it is build on a rock....if it is of man, it shall fail as it is built on sand. We must live as Christ, the apostles and disciples did. No man should take money from the poor so that their buildings and ministries should flourish...it is not of the Lord.