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Robbers of Rest
by Patricia Backora
02/13/08
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My children, you are being robbed of rest. Just like a shark’s stomach will give him no rest until he rips apart fresh prey and gobbles it up, so you have in your midst workers of iniquity who profess to honor Me but restlessly seek for more money than they need. Just like sharks can smell fresh blood, covetous preachers can smell fresh sources of money to exploit.

Words and terminology are yanked out of My precious Word by religious voodoo practitioners who do their worst to transform Me into something I’m not. The battle is for the mind of the listener, to play upon his or her emotions for money. Fragments of passages are torn out of their proper contexts, then tossed around carelessly in a tornado of destruction, leaving behind ruined spiritual lives in their wake. Sweet music is played. At first the voice speaks softly, enticing people to give abundantly to preachers so as to force My hand to give back to the donors a hundred-fold return to satisfy a carnal desire for riches. But when that strategy fails, there’s always Plan B. Those who refuse to give more and more are threatened with My judgment. Many break down and hand the money over “to God” out of fear. Then the preachers of greed rejoice. That is spiritual witchcraft, plain and simple.

These two-legged tornadoes never run out of energy. Once they have depleted one gold or silver mine, they turn to another. They even empty the meager coffers of the widow and senior citizen, leaving them very vulnerable to further exploitation. Once these religious tyrants have driven forth one set of families out of the congregation through compulsory tithing and legalism, they’ll begin anew with a fresh set of expectant faces. They cycle begins all over again: enthusiasm fired by emotional manipulation and misapplication of Scripture, zealous works done to support the pastor’s organization, giving sacrificially, expecting the seed to meet your need, then disappointment and disillusionment. For many the penalty for falling prey to predatory wolves is hardship, poverty and a deep pit of bitter despondency. But the preacher of lies has his bases covered. Whatever it takes, this foul skunk is determined to come out smelling like a rose. He attributes his faulty doctrine to My precious innocent Son, causing many to lay the brunt of the blame at Jesus’ feet when the preacher’s false theology doesn’t work and lands families into spiritual and financial turmoil.

But hasn’t My dear Son suffered enough? Why should He be subjected to the sheer shame of being associated with lying thieves who swindle My people out of their faith as well as their substance? Why should I give My endorsement to this bastardized religion of greed cooked up by those who pile on the guilt and greed to give seekers of truth the shakedown in my assembly? Who authorized those pulpit swindlers to tax My people so these thieves and robbers could live off the fat of religionland? Why should Jesus sanction the disgraceful crap shoot going on today which is passed off as the holy faith once delivered unto the saints?

I said in My Word that no one was to bear a burden on the Sabbath Day (Jere.17:21). Your so-called day of worship is often called “the new Sabbath”, whereas I made it plain in My Word that Christ fulfilled in Himself the Sabbath and He is your Rest (Heb.4:8-11). So why is it that preachers continually lay burdens of stress upon My people who have been called to cease from their own works and enter into My rest? Did Pharaoh not do the same with the children of Israel when He increased the tale of bricks they must deliver daily and gave them no rest or peace?

Give to each other when true needs arise, on a basis of equality of caring one for another (2 Cor.8:11-15). No one is to be more highly esteemed than another in showing and receiving acts of true mercy. Let love be sincere and without partiality, without any type of caste system in My Church. That is the kind of worship I desire.

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