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Scripture reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6

I keep hearing people asking me a question, “If we are born again and we are saved, why do we not fellowship with the other people who are born again and who are saved?” 2 Timothy 3:5 says that we should turn away from those who have a form of godliness but deny the power of God. Then in 2 Thessalonians 3:6 it says that we are not to walk with any brother that walks disorderly.

Paul speaks further of this in 1 Corinthians 5:9-11, “I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you NOT TO KEEP COMPANY, if any man THAT IS CALLED A BROTHER be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; WITH SUCH AN ONE NO NOT TO EAT.”

He said that he was not talking about the disorderly walk of the sinners, for verily well we would have to leave this world in order not to walk with sinners who walk disorderly; but he said, if a “brother.” If a man goes by the name of Jesus Christ and he is not walking right or walking orderly (according to God’s order), then do not walk with him! Isn’t that scriptural?

What do we mean then by a brother who is walking disorderly and us withdrawing ourselves from him? For instance, there is a brother who is in sin—he is committing fornication, but every time he comes into church, he wants to give a word; he wants to play the guitar; he wants to play the organ; he wants to sing; he wants to preach! Tell him point blank, “Brother, we love you. You can come to church as much as you want to, but please do not do anything like that.” Do you know why? It is very simple. If he is allowed to minister, then the young ones will say, “Okay, we can do the same because he is doing it, and he is preaching.” Therefore, we just tell him, “Brother, we love you. Stay with us. Come, God will cleanse you one day, but do not preach. Do not lead. You are walking disorderly.”

Also, it is a wonderful thing if you can tell a person what you see without getting mad. You do not have to get mad to do it. If you genuinely love the brother, you will tell him! You do not want him to go to hell by preaching. We have had preachers who were in that condition. We had to finally tell them.

That is what disorderly walking is, but it is even more than that. All of a sudden, a brother would come to me and say, “Well, Brother duCille, I believe what you preach. I believe the Word of God that you preach, but there is one part of it that I do not believe. The part of the Scripture that talks about “pastors.” I want to be a pastor, and I expect that you will fellowship with me and be as nice to me as ever.”

I would say to him, “Brother, I love you. I love you with all my heart, but I will not fellowship with you.”

But, you say, “You are wrong. This brother is saying that he is baptized with the Holy Ghost. He believes in the most of what you say, but he just does not believe in the ‘no pastor’ business!”

I would say, “No! My God tells me that if a person has a Nicolaitan spirit, and he works as a pastor, he cannot be at the same time in obedience to God.”

You say, “But Brother duCille, are you telling me that all these beautiful pastors, these men of God are not in obedience to God?”

I say, “They are all in disobedience!” That is what God told me when He called me. He said in Revelation 18:4, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1997, pg. 27-28)

Thought for today: If a man goes by the name of Jesus Christ but he is not walking right or walking orderly, then do not walk with him!

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Scripture reading: Matthew 20:20-28

Revelation 2:6 says, “But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.”

Consider this: God, the Almighty God, the Father of us all is saying that there is a thing called Nicolaitanism, which He hates. This has nothing to do with anyone named Nicolas. The word “nicolaitans” comes from “nico” meaning “rule, ruler, conqueror” and “laos” meaning “people.” Put the two words together and you get the “rulers over the people” or “conquerors of the people” (Strongs #3531-Destroyer of the people). God is against those that rule and have dominion over His people.

He has said in Matthew 20:20-28 that “it shall not be so among you.” Notice the word “minister” in this passage. The Latin word “minister” is inserted for “servant.” “Let him be your servant,” is the true rendering of this verse. When Jesus said “your servant,” He meant servant, He did not mean boss. Verse 27, “And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” (This word “servant” should be translated “slave.”) If Jesus Christ is saying, “it shall NOT be so among” us, then we shall NOT reign and rule over each other. We should understand that THIS IS THE WORD OF GOD.

Our Bible was translated many, many years ago. In order to understand the true meaning, we need to look at what the ORIGINAL thought was. God uses words to express thoughts to us. If the words have changed their meaning, then we need to go back to see what thought God had in His mind that we might have the mind of Christ. The thought God had in His mind was that we should be servants and not ministers as we know the word today. Minister of government is a big shot who goes to Washington, D.C. The minister of a church is the leader, the head of the church. When God said minister, He meant servant. Because the word minister has undergone a change, we think it means an important person, but it really means a servant. God hates a ruling pastor to be over a church. He hates a ruling bishop or a ruling elder to be over a church. God has another order, which I am going to share with you shortly.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 33-34)

Thought for today: If you are finding yourself in a position of ruling over people or being ruled over, deliver yourself from that place and become a true servant (slave) to all.

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Scripture reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6

I keep hearing people asking me a question, “If we are born again and we are saved, why do we not fellowship with the other people who are born again and who are saved?” 2 Timothy 3:5 says that we should turn away from those who have a form of godliness but deny the power of God. Then in 2 Thessalonians 3:6 it says that we are not to walk with any brother that walks disorderly.

Paul speaks further of this in 1 Corinthians 5:9-11, “I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you NOT TO KEEP COMPANY, if any man THAT IS CALLED A BROTHER be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; WITH SUCH AN ONE NO NOT TO EAT.”

He said that he was not talking about the disorderly walk of the sinners, for verily well we would have to leave this world in order not to walk with sinners who walk disorderly; but he said, if a “brother.” If a man goes by the name of Jesus Christ and he is not walking right or walking orderly (according to God’s order), then do not walk with him! Isn’t that scriptural?

What do we mean then by a brother who is walking disorderly and us withdrawing ourselves from him? For instance, there is a brother who is in sin—he is committing fornication, but every time he comes into church, he wants to give a word; he wants to play the guitar; he wants to play the organ; he wants to sing; he wants to preach! Tell him point blank, “Brother, we love you. You can come to church as much as you want to, but please do not do anything like that.” Do you know why? It is very simple. If he is allowed to minister, then the young ones will say, “Okay, we can do the same because he is doing it, and he is preaching.” Therefore, we just tell him, “Brother, we love you. Stay with us. Come, God will cleanse you one day, but do not preach. Do not lead. You are walking disorderly.”

Also, it is a wonderful thing if you can tell a person what you see without getting mad. You do not have to get mad to do it. If you genuinely love the brother, you will tell him! You do not want him to go to hell by preaching. We have had preachers who were in that condition. We had to finally tell them.

That is what disorderly walking is, but it is even more than that. All of a sudden, a brother would come to me and say, “Well, Brother duCille, I believe what you preach. I believe the Word of God that you preach, but there is one part of it that I do not believe. The part of the Scripture that talks about “pastors.” I want to be a pastor, and I expect that you will fellowship with me and be as nice to me as ever.”

I would say to him, “Brother, I love you. I love you with all my heart, but I will not fellowship with you.”

But, you say, “You are wrong. This brother is saying that he is baptized with the Holy Ghost. He believes in the most of what you say, but he just does not believe in the ‘no pastor’ business!”

I would say, “No! My God tells me that if a person has a Nicolaitan spirit, and he works as a pastor, he cannot be at the same time in obedience to God.”

You say, “But Brother duCille, are you telling me that all these beautiful pastors, these men of God are not in obedience to God?”

I say, “They are all in disobedience!” That is what God told me when He called me. He said in Revelation 18:4, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1997, pg. 27-28)

Thought for today: If a man goes by the name of Jesus Christ but he is not walking right or walking orderly, then do not walk with him!

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: Matthew 20:20-28

Revelation 2:6 says, “But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.”

Consider this: God, the Almighty God, the Father of us all is saying that there is a thing called Nicolaitanism, which He hates. This has nothing to do with anyone named Nicolas. The word “nicolaitans” comes from “nico” meaning “rule, ruler, conqueror” and “laos” meaning “people.” Put the two words together and you get the “rulers over the people” or “conquerors of the people” (Strongs #3531-Destroyer of the people). God is against those that rule and have dominion over His people.

He has said in Matthew 20:20-28 that “it shall not be so among you.” Notice the word “minister” in this passage. The Latin word “minister” is inserted for “servant.” “Let him be your servant,” is the true rendering of this verse. When Jesus said “your servant,” He meant servant, He did not mean boss. Verse 27, “And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” (This word “servant” should be translated “slave.”) If Jesus Christ is saying, “it shall NOT be so among” us, then we shall NOT reign and rule over each other. We should understand that THIS IS THE WORD OF GOD.

Our Bible was translated many, many years ago. In order to understand the true meaning, we need to look at what the ORIGINAL thought was. God uses words to express thoughts to us. If the words have changed their meaning, then we need to go back to see what thought God had in His mind that we might have the mind of Christ. The thought God had in His mind was that we should be servants and not ministers as we know the word today. Minister of government is a big shot who goes to Washington, D.C. The minister of a church is the leader, the head of the church. When God said minister, He meant servant. Because the word minister has undergone a change, we think it means an important person, but it really means a servant. God hates a ruling pastor to be over a church. He hates a ruling bishop or a ruling elder to be over a church. God has another order, which I am going to share with you shortly.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 33-34)

Thought for today: If you are finding yourself in a position of ruling over people or being ruled over, deliver yourself from that place and become a true servant (slave) to all.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6

I keep hearing people asking me a question, “If we are born again and we are saved, why do we not fellowship with the other people who are born again and who are saved?” 2 Timothy 3:5 says that we should turn away from those who have a form of godliness but deny the power of God. Then in 2 Thessalonians 3:6 it says that we are not to walk with any brother that walks disorderly.

Paul speaks further of this in 1 Corinthians 5:9-11, “I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you NOT TO KEEP COMPANY, if any man THAT IS CALLED A BROTHER be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; WITH SUCH AN ONE NO NOT TO EAT.”

He said that he was not talking about the disorderly walk of the sinners, for verily well we would have to leave this world in order not to walk with sinners who walk disorderly; but he said, if a “brother.” If a man goes by the name of Jesus Christ and he is not walking right or walking orderly (according to God’s order), then do not walk with him! Isn’t that scriptural?

What do we mean then by a brother who is walking disorderly and us withdrawing ourselves from him? For instance, there is a brother who is in sin—he is committing fornication, but every time he comes into church, he wants to give a word; he wants to play the guitar; he wants to play the organ; he wants to sing; he wants to preach! Tell him point blank, “Brother, we love you. You can come to church as much as you want to, but please do not do anything like that.” Do you know why? It is very simple. If he is allowed to minister, then the young ones will say, “Okay, we can do the same because he is doing it, and he is preaching.” Therefore, we just tell him, “Brother, we love you. Stay with us. Come, God will cleanse you one day, but do not preach. Do not lead. You are walking disorderly.”

Also, it is a wonderful thing if you can tell a person what you see without getting mad. You do not have to get mad to do it. If you genuinely love the brother, you will tell him! You do not want him to go to hell by preaching. We have had preachers who were in that condition. We had to finally tell them.

That is what disorderly walking is, but it is even more than that. All of a sudden, a brother would come to me and say, “Well, Brother duCille, I believe what you preach. I believe the Word of God that you preach, but there is one part of it that I do not believe. The part of the Scripture that talks about “pastors.” I want to be a pastor, and I expect that you will fellowship with me and be as nice to me as ever.”

I would say to him, “Brother, I love you. I love you with all my heart, but I will not fellowship with you.”

But, you say, “You are wrong. This brother is saying that he is baptized with the Holy Ghost. He believes in the most of what you say, but he just does not believe in the ‘no pastor’ business!”

I would say, “No! My God tells me that if a person has a Nicolaitan spirit, and he works as a pastor, he cannot be at the same time in obedience to God.”

You say, “But Brother duCille, are you telling me that all these beautiful pastors, these men of God are not in obedience to God?”

I say, “They are all in disobedience!” That is what God told me when He called me. He said in Revelation 18:4, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1997, pg. 27-28)

Thought for today: If a man goes by the name of Jesus Christ but he is not walking right or walking orderly, then do not walk with him!

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Matthew 20:20-28

Revelation 2:6 says, “But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.”

Consider this: God, the Almighty God, the Father of us all is saying that there is a thing called Nicolaitanism, which He hates. This has nothing to do with anyone named Nicolas. The word “nicolaitans” comes from “nico” meaning “rule, ruler, conqueror” and “laos” meaning “people.” Put the two words together and you get the “rulers over the people” or “conquerors of the people” (Strongs #3531-Destroyer of the people). God is against those that rule and have dominion over His people.

He has said in Matthew 20:20-28 that “it shall not be so among you.” Notice the word “minister” in this passage. The Latin word “minister” is inserted for “servant.” “Let him be your servant,” is the true rendering of this verse. When Jesus said “your servant,” He meant servant, He did not mean boss. Verse 27, “And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” (This word “servant” should be translated “slave.”) If Jesus Christ is saying, “it shall NOT be so among” us, then we shall NOT reign and rule over each other. We should understand that THIS IS THE WORD OF GOD.

Our Bible was translated many, many years ago. In order to understand the true meaning, we need to look at what the ORIGINAL thought was. God uses words to express thoughts to us. If the words have changed their meaning, then we need to go back to see what thought God had in His mind that we might have the mind of Christ. The thought God had in His mind was that we should be servants and not ministers as we know the word today. Minister of government is a big shot who goes to Washington, D.C. The minister of a church is the leader, the head of the church. When God said minister, He meant servant. Because the word minister has undergone a change, we think it means an important person, but it really means a servant. God hates a ruling pastor to be over a church. He hates a ruling bishop or a ruling elder to be over a church. God has another order, which I am going to share with you shortly.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 33-34)

Thought for today: If you are finding yourself in a position of ruling over people or being ruled over, deliver yourself from that place and become a true servant (slave) to all.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6

I keep hearing people asking me a question, “If we are born again and we are saved, why do we not fellowship with the other people who are born again and who are saved?” 2 Timothy 3:5 says that we should turn away from those who have a form of godliness but deny the power of God. Then in 2 Thessalonians 3:6 it says that we are not to walk with any brother that walks disorderly.

Paul speaks further of this in 1 Corinthians 5:9-11, “I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you NOT TO KEEP COMPANY, if any man THAT IS CALLED A BROTHER be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; WITH SUCH AN ONE NO NOT TO EAT.”

He said that he was not talking about the disorderly walk of the sinners, for verily well we would have to leave this world in order not to walk with sinners who walk disorderly; but he said, if a “brother.” If a man goes by the name of Jesus Christ and he is not walking right or walking orderly (according to God’s order), then do not walk with him! Isn’t that scriptural?

What do we mean then by a brother who is walking disorderly and us withdrawing ourselves from him? For instance, there is a brother who is in sin—he is committing fornication, but every time he comes into church, he wants to give a word; he wants to play the guitar; he wants to play the organ; he wants to sing; he wants to preach! Tell him point blank, “Brother, we love you. You can come to church as much as you want to, but please do not do anything like that.” Do you know why? It is very simple. If he is allowed to minister, then the young ones will say, “Okay, we can do the same because he is doing it, and he is preaching.” Therefore, we just tell him, “Brother, we love you. Stay with us. Come, God will cleanse you one day, but do not preach. Do not lead. You are walking disorderly.”

Also, it is a wonderful thing if you can tell a person what you see without getting mad. You do not have to get mad to do it. If you genuinely love the brother, you will tell him! You do not want him to go to hell by preaching. We have had preachers who were in that condition. We had to finally tell them.

That is what disorderly walking is, but it is even more than that. All of a sudden, a brother would come to me and say, “Well, Brother duCille, I believe what you preach. I believe the Word of God that you preach, but there is one part of it that I do not believe. The part of the Scripture that talks about “pastors.” I want to be a pastor, and I expect that you will fellowship with me and be as nice to me as ever.”

I would say to him, “Brother, I love you. I love you with all my heart, but I will not fellowship with you.”

But, you say, “You are wrong. This brother is saying that he is baptized with the Holy Ghost. He believes in the most of what you say, but he just does not believe in the ‘no pastor’ business!”

I would say, “No! My God tells me that if a person has a Nicolaitan spirit, and he works as a pastor, he cannot be at the same time in obedience to God.”

You say, “But Brother duCille, are you telling me that all these beautiful pastors, these men of God are not in obedience to God?”

I say, “They are all in disobedience!” That is what God told me when He called me. He said in Revelation 18:4, “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1997, pg. 27-28)

Thought for today: If a man goes by the name of Jesus Christ but he is not walking right or walking orderly, then do not walk with him!

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