BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND YOUR SPIRITUAL MENTOR/FATHER
Your spiritual mentor is someone who guides you along the line in your walk with Christ. In most cases they are what many refer to as spiritual fathers….especially one occupying one of the five folds ministry. One basic responsibility he has is to consistently and prayerfully watch over you by paying attention to every step you take in life both spiritually and physically. Mentors are helpers. He is a spiritual father who is alert to the cry of his follower at all times. This is why true mentors get involved in almost every aspect of the life of the mentored and once the mentored cries no matter the time a true mentor will show up. I speak from experience. Once I show up in the cases of those I mentor, or am called on if am not in town that matter has to hear my voice. It’s always been so for those who have built a circle of trust with the grace and anointing on me…though their hearts need be right.
CARE FOR YOUR SPIRITUAL MENTOR
Sometimes mentors really suffer a lot, even by the hands of the mentored. Sometimes it’s intentional and at other times it’s not. What the mentored fail to realise is that their future is smh dependent on their ability to keep their mentor comfortably alert. Providing comfort for your mentor means to protect him, bless him with substance as often as you can to enable him meet pressing needs which may include taking care of and financing people oriented projects etc. Care for him, advice him in love etc. Jesus disciples did this for him….always. The women in his time were the most caring financially. They made sure He was well. They were always watching to see He never suffered shame. Yet they had their businesses, their homes, their needs. So while they saved for themselves they saved for Him too. How nice.
1 Tim 5:18 warns us not to treat lightly our mentors(in this context) and as Deut 25:4 puts it this way”…….WHEN he treadeth the corn”. Meaning while he is doing his mentoring job that benefits you don’t let him suffer. It’s for your good. 1Tim 5:17 encourages the mentored to DOUBLE bless their mentor who is doing great in his service with Double Honour.Many fail here. When you tithe you honour him and that gets to prove to God that you honour God.Note that TITHE ISN’T SEED, OFFERING, OR FIRST OF FIRST FRUITSThis is where some miss it. Once they tithe they feel they’ve sown. You haven’t. I have people who tithe to my ministry not only because I mentor and keep spiritual oversight on them by virtue of my calling and God’s anointing on my assignment, but also because we have a relationship that is not only spirit base. So they see it as a way to connect and support my mission to earth. And only one who is higher than you spiritually and separated by God to do His work, whose calling you can attest to, is qualified to receive tithe and bless you for the lesser is blessed by the greater. And I often warn that they don’t treat lightly this grace or abuse our relationship because you might hurt the one carrying the anointing and not feel remose, and if that hurt gets to the anointing it could backfire. Despising God’s grace upon an anointing that blesses you can be disastrous and there are ways people do this and not feel they are wrong…then they wonder where multiple troubles emerge.
Tithe is an instruction that leaves you with no choice than to obey. You don’t use your discretion to determine WHEN and HOW to do that. No one who is not in the office of the high priest has a right to instruct on how this should be done or managed. Once you earn give God the tithe. And as spiritual Jews (according to research that reveals DNA proves the blacks ie south-east Nigeria, some Zimbabweans, etc we are), we must be in tune to obey these principles. Do not attempt to put yourself in an office God hasn’t placed you. Respect spiritual order and don’t interfere in matters that may attract God’s anger. So when you tithe don’t stop there, go on to make taking care of your spiritual mentor who blesses your life a matter of priority if you desire to see him become better in life and more responsible and invoked in your life. Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to thee (Jas 4:8). Some mentored make their mentors weep, and weak to help them in times of trouble. Just because your mentor who loves and cares about you won’t demand from you don’t mean you treat them like inferior to the super or heavy weights. Many of those heavy weights were feather and light weights until people like you came around and appreciated them to lift them up. YOU CAN MAKE YOUR MENTOR A HEAVY WEIGHT. Present him to those who call you blessed, and in grand style baby. Let him feel proud you got his back. That’s why God placed you in his life like he did you place him in your life. Do it not because he is your spiritual mentor but also as a friend and family affiliate you want to see succeed. Even those who go to consult spiritists respect,a ppreciate and show better reverence to them than the way many Christians treat true spiritual mentors. Only the anointing you regard and appreciate takes care of you.
For over 25 yrs I’ve mentored, it’s my belief if ministry is viewed more as building a relationship with THOSE YOU CARE ABOUT, AND WHO CARE ABOUT YOU we would have the best physical and spiritual union until Christ comes.
People want miracles but find it difficult to obey simple instructions from the God of miracles. One moment they’re like ‘ am dead ready to obey God then the next moment they throw the instructions to the gallows.
Prov 13:1 warns about it this way: “A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke”.
How often we use our natural senses to try and calculate or determine God. Wrong move folks!
Painful enough such persons try to secure the future at the expense of obedience. It does not work that way.
* One disobedience is disobedience in all aspect when it comes to God. And one obedience does not qualify another disobedience as a correct action. You cannot save for a future while you go against the God whom alone determines that future.
In Haggai 1:1-6 the Bible talks of how the people were so concerned about their own needs as they abandoned the works in God’s house and I add they did same to his servants. If you abandon your financial and social responsibilities to take care of God’s spiritual work, your spiritual father/mentor, projects and activities of the ministry you believe in like people oriented and socio-physical events, spiritual based programs, etc then I must confess you are gon have a problem with God like those in Haggai did.
Don’t wait for the day of doom to find a solution while you can prevent it from occurring.
* There are painful situations people, and even nations put themselves into by just ONE DISOBEDIENCE that could last a lifetime or for a very very long while. You can avoid it.
My elder brother shipped in items and fortunately it fell in January. He took one of the best 62″ Samsung Plasma Tv and a few items from the first shipment of the year and gave to me…..first of his first fruits and the Lord’s voice came to me saying “pray for him and bless him. Bless the rest of his shipment in 2017”. The first of your first fruits secures the rest of your profit making investment through the year. Don’t eat all your profit from Jan but give God via His servants…..your spiritual mentor/father all portions that He commands and He will bless you.
Am presenting these teachings at this time of the year because it’s time to put things straight as the Lord commanded me at the tail-end of Dec 2016 saying” it’s time to change direction”.