A peasant to confront a King
In the world we live in people are measured by worldly accomplishments, our society has deemed those who have a piece of paper that says they are smart and those who have material things to be wiser than someone without, unfortunately this corruption has spilled over into the church.
Many of today’s religious leaders are greatly corrupted by worldly power, they have a degree in Jesus, have large building, own lots of land and have power over many people through control of their lively hoods. The people see the corruption but are afraid to speak up against it, because cash is king in this society, but to us that are true to God, only Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords.
The Apostle Paul confronts some of these religious leaders about their corrupt ways in the book of 1st Corinthians for it is written,” 8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. 9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honorable, but we are despised. 11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place; 12 And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: 13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the off scouring of all things unto this day.14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.” 1st Corinthians 4:8-14
Notice God sent a homeless person to confront the corrupt rich religious leaders. Now we know that Paul was not jealous of the money they had, he did not want to take their position in their religious organization, he did not desire or envy nothing they had, but only wanted to warn them to repent for their wrong.
God loves to show how powerful He is and he loves to embarrass the proud for it is written, “26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are: 29That no flesh should glory in his presence.” 1st Corinthians 1:26-29
God is not impressed by your bank accounts or your large buildings, God is not moved by you fake sacrifices, fake emotions, and fake love, but most of all it is written, “Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 3Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” Luke 12:1-3
In other words no matter how powerful you think you are, if you are disobedient to God and think that you will hide your corrupt ways God will expose you.
The Catholic Church covered up the corruption of homosexuality in their church and God used a small non powerful little child to confound their so called wise leaders of that Church. The Church of scientology covered up the corruption of their strange beliefs and now they are being exposed by one little lady who has no worldly power but God is the one doing the exposing.
Satan is the god of this world according to 2nd Corinthians chapter 4 and verse 4 and he has made fools of mankind since the beginning.
God sent a little old man named Nathan to confront King David for it is written, “1 And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. 2 The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds: 3 But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter. 4 And there came a traveler unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him. 5 And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD lives, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die: 6 And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity. 7 And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus said the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul.” 2nd Samuel 11:1-7
God sent John the Baptist a little old homeless man to confront King Herod for it is written, “3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife. 4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. 5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.” Matthew 14:3-5
God sent a little old carpenter’s son from a poverty stricken town to confront the wicked religious leaders of Jerusalem for it is written, “13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. 14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. 15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. 16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! 17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctified the gold? 18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever swears by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. 19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctified the gift? 20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, swears by it, and by all things thereon. 21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, swears by it, and by him that dwells therein. 22 And he that shall swear by heaven, swears by the throne of God, and by him that sits thereon. 23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchers of the righteous, 30 and say, if we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore ye are witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33 ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” Matthew 23:13-33
God finds humor in sending the smallest insignificant person to confront Kings because he knows that they are proud and that they will not respect anyone who had less than they have, and as a result God takes pleasure in bringing them low, low to the point of repentance.
until next time, I love you
Minister Lamar F. Porter
Most High God Ministries