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TRUTH SUMMARIES… continued…

July 14, 2017

TRUTH SUMMARIES… continued…

11) It is wise and important to realize that all music that is inspired by GOD The Holy Spirit is for praise and worship to GOD and is always reverent, joyous and beautiful. True worship and praise is an offering unto GOD and should never be sold, merchandised, or “played for or to an audience.”

In the case of true worship, whether alone or in small groups or in a large audience: GOD IS ALWAYS THE SOLE AUDIENCE THAT IS SUNG TO. – it is important to remember that. True worship always honors GOD AND GOD ALONE and THIS brings GOD’s blessing and Presence in the midst of true, earnest praise & worship.
 Ask GOD earnestly and sincerely to give you needed discernment regarding *the spirit* behind all kinds of music and the lyrics as well. Music and lyrics are a definite means of communicating to the soul and the spirit of men and women, boys and girls. Be very wise, discerning, AND CAREFUL what kind of music you listen to because the world (and even churches) today are full of carnal (and even demonic “music.”) ! – this is not an exaggeration.
Were It Not for Grace…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkASXisY9hQ  (4:30)
12) This next Truth certainly comes as a bit of a shock to most people today but it must be said FOR THE SAKE OF TRUTH anyway: we should *never* merchandise ministry, praise, worship, the Gospel, *or* merchandise the people of GOD. period. – The scriptures, – both by precept and example back this statement 100%. It is simply undeniable. {Please see scriptures listed below}
All ministry should be supported by freewill offerings, not via profits or fees or tickets or selling or worldly means that are NOT of faith.
If your ministry, for instance, offers Bibles, literature, CD’s, DVD’s, praise, worship, or whatever is ministry, – you may inform people what it costs you to get it into their hands, but do not add-on percentage of profit that is above and beyond actual cost. Please hear me on this. – this is a major, MAJOR area of deception and an open door that truly and definitely diminishes GOD’S anointing and blessing upon ministry.
Instead of putting a price on ministry for profit, you simply inform that people that “If you want a copy (one per person) please try to donate to at least enough to cover our cost of keeping these available, – anything given over and above that “cost price” is an offering to the ministry. We are determined to get this to you at whatever you can afford.” – AND THEN WATCH GOD bless, anoint, and prosper your ministry. Why? BECAUSE GOD HONORS FAITH, not “profit-making business.”
 “freely you have received, FREELY give…” – whatever happened to THAT principle ?

Here are definite scriptures that back this principle:

1 Corinthians 9:16-20 (NKJV)

17b I have been entrusted with a stewardship.

18 What is my reward then? That when I preach the gospel, I may present the gospel of Christ without charge, that I may not abuse my authority in the gospel.

and these very relevant scriptures also: fully document this truth:* 2Peter 2:2-3, and 15* Acts 5:1-11; 8:17-24 

* 1 Timothy 6:8-11 *
* Hebrews 2:4; and 10:38a.
* Jude, verse 11 *
* 2 Kings 5:20-27 *
* Matthew 10:8
* Revelation 22:6 and 17 * 

Please, PLEASE understand: books, literature, CDs, DVDs, and whatever amounts to actual MINISTRY and uplifting of Christ and the Gospel should be made available on the basis of THIS GUIDELINE and THIS sane and scriptural guideline ONLY:

* for free, – if it is known that the person cannot pay.

* AT COST. – including any shipping and handling.

* for a donation that at least covers cost.

No one should ever ever ever EVER be “charged” for praising and worshiping GOD, for hearing the Gospel, OR for discipleship teaching. … and please explain to me: if you are NOT “teaching to disciple someone” … then WHAT ARE you doing. ?

“freely you have received; freely give.”

“the just shall live BY FAITH.”

OBEY THE LORD.

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