Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt ; and serve ye the LORD. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. (Joshua 24:14-15 KJV)
Recently, one of television evangelists exposed to the worldwide ministries as the one of the false prophets. According to the one of news medias in Texas , Pastors Randy and Paula White decided to file for divorce her marriage with Randy due to their own dream house that worth $1 million.
After I heard this from my pastor and hearing from one of news medias this pass week, I have a question if the both of pastors truly repented and born again in Christ before they decided to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To me, they hadn’t really experienced the rebirth in Spirit process. Paul said in I Timothy 4:1, “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith…” It doesn’t care if the churches are small or big, but how the church leaders lead the people into God.
In the last chapter of Joshua, he questioned his people about whom they serve and have relationship with. Joshua gave the Israelites two choices—God who took out from the bondage of Egyptians or gods who their fathers served. There was no between. The reason Paula White Ministry exposed badly, because the leaders were trying to please both gods—God the Creator and gods in materialism. We cannot have two sides of gods. We have to choose which god should we serve and have relationship with. If you have two partners who you wish to marry with, you have to choose only one and not both.
In Exodus 34:14 told us, “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God…” God has feeling for us. If we would worship Allah (Islamic god), He will be upsetting and trying to get back with us; even if He choose to bring obstacles on our ways. There is no other god who has that feeling.
Which side you are on? We can be like the one of prodigal sons did (Luke 15)—the first son who met all his tasks and be right with his father on the first time and didn’t receive all the glory; or the second son, who realized he was not being right with his father and returned to him to ask him for forgiveness of his sins. It is not too late to receive Jesus Christ. Paul said in Romans 10:9-10, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Choose this day whom you serve throughout the eternality.