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stolen glory

God says,

“And the glory of the Lord abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.”

Exodus 24:16

Glory should be God’s domain for only He is worthy of it.  However, there are some thieves among us that try to edge next to God’s glory so that it will appear that the glory is theirs.  When you see ministers thundering the scriptures with great oratory many times this is an example of stolen glory.  Those scriptures were not originated with them, nor were the prophecies given through them, yet they act like they were.   For some, such behavior lifts them up in the eyes of the people where they seem to be like God.   In essence, these imposters steal the glory and assume a position that they are not entitled to.

Stolen glory

Stolen glory is what oftentimes allows ministries to grow into mega ministries.  This is the same type of spirit that birthed and grew the Universal Catholic Church. I was a spiritual monstrosity that dominated whole nations during the dark ages.  A word from the pope could depose a king. People thought that he was the vicar of Christ, because he spoke ex-cathedra. This is sin of Lucifer who desired to ascend into the sides of the north and be like the Most High.  This is the spirit of antichrist.

Large is not always bad.  Thundering the revelation of God from the pulpit is not always wrong.  However, much of what passes for modern mainstream Christianity is merely a show of godliness. Those who pretend to take on Elijah’s mantel deny the power thereof: which is the Holy Spirit.

The true servants of God

True men of God will not please men and they will not be slick in appearance.  The greatest prophet the world ever knew (other than Jesus) ministered in the wilderness clothed in camel’s hair.  John the Baptist spoke the raw word of God that was given to him by God.  What the impostors of our time do is simply take the words of other great men of The Holy Spirit and pose as though they are great because they parrot their words.  However, they have no new revelation and do not hear from or represent God.

We need not coddle the egos of these types of hirelings that demand to be honored simply because they parrot the words of the prophets.  They have no moral authority to even untie the shoelaces of such men, let alone pretend to be equal with them.  These are narcissists who are in love with their image that they have created and passed off as God to people who desperately want to see God.  Some even go so far as to wear robes and style their hair and beards so as to look like Cecil B. Demille’s Moses come down from the mount. 

No substance of God

Yet for all their posturing they possess none of the character, submission, or power of God that such claims require.  These would be emperors are poor, blind, and naked and it is high time we all realize the true magnitude of their ridiculous claims.  Here is a truth,

“Most true prophets will not be found within the church because the leadership will not allow them in their doors.”

Two good examples of a true men of God that did not steal God’s glory are David Wilkerson and William Branham. These are, to my estimation, two modern-day prophets who spoke a fresh revelation to God’s people but remained humble throughout their ministries and in their personal lives.

The vision

The Vision [David Wilkerson] 1

Throughout his life, David Wilkerson consistently followed God and spoke revelation that God gave him no matter what the cost.  He spoke current revelation and did not solely depend on reiterating what others said in times past.  Like the apostle Paul, he had a fresh and heavenly vision to share.  He did what God wanted him to do without regard to what man thought he should do.  When a man has success, but is willing to give up the success in order to walk with God, that is the mark of a true minister.

The Vision 1973 by David Wilkerson

William Branham

branham

William Branham was an early version of this type of prophet who spoke no matter what it cost him.  People do not understand the real import of much of what He said.  William spoke revelation which could not be understood unless the Holy Spirit revealed it to you. The things he said, like the apostles, must be spiritually discerned.  The truth is that many people do not understand prophets simply because they do not understand God.  True prophets speak from the perspective of God. Natural man does not share that perspective the world cannot understand them.

Let us not steal God’s glory but allow God to receive all the glory.  Let us make a distinction between ourselves and those giants of the faith that God used in times past.  We are merely servants and, in truth, not worthy of any of God’s blessings let alone His greatness.  Let us reject the spirit of antichrist that seeks to replace the son of God in the temple as God.  I pray that God reveals this truth and gives them the grace to seek forgiveness.

The Chicago Campaign by Brother William Branham

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