And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
Because thou sayest I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see.
he has given you all of the training that is require . but you have refuse it. you are blind and don’t even know it.
This is your last call, because He loved you He rebuke you, He is giving you a chance to mend your ways, turn from your wicket ways and come to Him. He said He is standing at the door Knocking at the door of your heart. Have you notice He said if any man not every man should hear my voice,and open the door, He will come into him when you surrender to the Lord He comes in and dwell inside of you. See this is an individual thing people. the pastors have to stand be for God same as you.this person who have deceived you robbing your soul of eternal life living richly of your money enjoying all that world has to offer, they is enjoying their reword, because their spot in the lake of fire is reserve unless they turn from their ways.
People one is save by God’s grace, and grace alone by having faith in the finish work of the cross Christ death burial and Resurrection 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 this is the gospel of grace, All of this foolishness that is happening in the church houses to day is not scripture.When Jesus was on the cross and said it was finish He meant just that all sin was nailed to the cross along with the LAW. This is what pastors should be preaching, the gospel of grace which is free, no attachment only requirement is FAITH, FAITH PLUS NOTHING. Believe me they know may be not all, but most of them they know better but they find a way to make money and brain wash their members to believe what they are telling them is from God,
it is every believers is responsible to know the bible for them self,once you know the word you can no, and will not be deceived apostle Paul said study to show your self approve rightfully dividing the word (separating )the word the old from the new, Law from grace, Jews from Gentiles.Paying tithes was for the Jews under the Law, Baptism was under the Law the Jews had to wash all of the time,also They had to repent be baptize for remission of their sin.
As for the Gentile believers Apostle Paul said we are too give as we are bless not grudging, on willing, God love a cheerful give.you will never find the word tithes in the new testament under Paul’s gospel, because that is works under the Law we are under grace, we are not to be baptize for our salvation, nor join a church this is all works , when Jesus was on the cross, and said it was finish this is what He meant we are free to serve God. If you at some time may not have an offering don’s let this bother you God will not hold this against you God will not burden his people we are free to serve Him,and no you are not going to hell if you don’t pay tithes, those who are telling you this they are on their way to the fire if they don’t mend their way.
When God gave Moses the Law for the Jews it was ten commandments,it end up being 613 command 603 more than what God gave them…man always think they knows more than God.Now it is the gentiles God did not give any instruction for these Jewish rules, to applied to the Gentiles they was nail to the cross. These preachers they are trying to revive them for the Gentiles they see a gain for them self. People as a believer we are after the cross, the Jews was before the cross the two can not mix. So many are tell you that Jesus came for every body. One bishop told me if I did not believe this I was not save, thank God I study the word, in Matthews Jesus command His disciples go not into the way of the Gentiles not the Samaritans, what message would they would have to preach to the gentiles? God is an ardently God this is His program we are the performers in His program..we all have a part in it.