SPREADING THE WORD WITHOUT SAYING A WORD MINISTRY
BY: CHICO AND DEBBIE JIMENEZ
TURNING THE GRACE OF OUR GOD INTO LASCIVIOUSNESS
JESUS SPOKE THESE WORDS IN Mark 16:15 Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Luke 4:18 T is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. WE AS BELIEVERS IN CHRIST JESUS ARE COMMANDED TO PREACH THE GOSPEL!!!
PAUL GOES ON TO TELL US THAT WE HAVE TO PREACH THE GOSPEL, FOR ALL TO HEAR THE GOSPEL, BUT SOME WON’T RECEIVE IT!!! Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Romans 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. SO WE SEE THAT THE GOSPEL; WHEN IT IS PREACHED TO SOME, IT WILL FALL ON DEAF EARS!!! AGAIN, NOT ALL WILL HEAR!!! Matthew 11:15 .
Luke 10:1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. Luke 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
(NOTICE THAT JESUS SAID THE LABOURERS ARE FEW; AS WE KNOW FALSE PREACHERS ARE PLENTIFUL!!!) Luke 10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Luke 10:4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. Luke 10:5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. Luke 10:6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. Luke 10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. (JESUS IS SAYING THAT WHEN YOU ARE BEING “FED THE BREAD OF LIFE” THE TRUE GOSPEL, YOU ARE TO PROVIDE THE NECESSITIES FOR THE ONE WHO GOD SENDS, TO FEED YOU THE TRUE WORD OF GOD, SPIRITUAL FOOD, “THE BREAD OF LIFE”!!!) Luke 10:8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: Luke 10:9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. Luke 10:10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, Luke 10:11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. Luke 10:12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. (JESUS IS SAYING, PREACH THE TRUTH TO THEM, IF THEY DO NOT RECEIVE “THE GOSPEL” TRUTH, THEY WILL NOT INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD, HEAVEN!!! MANY RECEIVE “A GOSPEL” WITH FALSE SECURITY OF HEAVEN; FEW WILL RECEIVE “THE GOSPEL”!!!) Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (THE GOSPEL IS VERY SIMPLE, MOST WILL REJECT THE TRUTH, MOST PEOPLE CAN NOT HANDLE THE REJECTION FROM THEIR PEERS, AND THEY WILL BE SCARED TO SHARE THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST CRUCIFIED!!! TRUE BELIEVERS WILL NOT BE ASHAMED TO STAND, UNWAIVERING OF THEIR FAITH IN JESUS!!!) Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
PAUL SAID IN 1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? (PAUL IS SAYING IN THIS VERSE, IF WE FEED YOU SPIRITUALLY, SHOULDN’T YOU PROVIDE OUR NECESSITIES!!!)1 Corinthians 9:12If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? (PREACHERS OF A FALSE GOSPEL ARE HAPPY TO ASK YOU FOR MONEY OR TELL YOU THAT GOD SAID TO GIVE THEM A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY, SO THAT YOU WILL BE BLESSED!!!) 1 Corinthians 9:12 Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ. (TRUE PREACHERS OF “THE GOSPEL” WOULD NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE YOU, TRUE PREACHERS OF THE GOSPEL PREACH FROM THEIR HEART, LED BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST, BECAUSE THEY LOVE JESUS!!!) 1 Corinthians 9:13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar? (THE SHEEP (PEOPLE) WHO ARE FED WITH THE TRUE GOSPEL ARE TO TAKE CARE OF THE SHEPHARD (THE PREACHER), WHO IN TURN FEEDS THE REST OF THE FLOCK (PEOPLE IN NEED WITHIN THE BODY OF BELIEVERS IN CHRIST JESUS) THAT ARE IN NEED.) 1 Corinthians 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. (PREACHERS OF THE GOSPEL ARE SUPPOSED TO LIVE OF THE GOSPEL, HUMBLY, NOT IN LUXURY!!!Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God.) 1 Corinthians 9:15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void. (PAUL WAS NOT WRITING THIS LETTER TO ASK THEM, TO SUPPORT HIM OR ANYONE WHO PREACHES THE GOSPEL, HE ACTUALLY SAID, THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR HIM TO DIE THAN TO ASK SOMEONE FOR SUPPORT!!!) 1 Corinthians 9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! (PAUL IS SAYING THAT THOUGH HE PREACHES THE GOSPEL, HE HAS NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT, BUT HE IS IN NEED OF THE ESSENTIALS!!!) 1 Corinthians 9:18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. (WHAT PAUL IS ASKING, IS, WHAT IS HIS REWARD FOR PREACHING THE GOSPEL? PAUL’S REWARD IS THAT HE PREACHES THE GOSPEL WITHOUT CHARGE, THAT HE ABUSES NOT HIS POSITION!!! EXAMPLE: MEGA CHURCHES ASKING FOR MONEY TO PAD THEIR OWN POCKECTS, TO LIVE IN LUXURY, YET, NOT PROVIDING FOR THE BELIEVERS IN THE BODY OF CHRIST!!!
Matthew 7:16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? DOES YOUR PASTOR,“preach the gospel to the poor (HOMELESS OR NEEDY, FEED THE HUNGRY); heal the brokenhearted (DEPRESSED, LONELY); preach deliverance to the captives (POSSESED WITH DEMONS) and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised (EMOTIONALLY ABUSED, OUTCASTS),” DAILY AND WITHOUT CHARGE??? IF NOT, THEY ARE NOT PREACHING THE GOSPEL!!! Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
IF YOUR PREACHER IS NOT EASILY ACCESSABLE, IF YOU HAVE TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE HIM OR HER, IF YOU HAVE TO SEE AN ASST PASTOR INSTEAD, IF THE DOORS ARE CLOSED TO THE BODY OF TRUE BELIEVERS, THE PASTORS CONFERENCES IS THEIR FOCUS, IF YOU, THE BELIEVER, CAN NOT GET HELP WITHOUT DUE PROCESS, THEN IT IS ORGANIZED RELIGION!!! THEY ARE NOT PREACHING “THE GOSPEL”!!! THE WORD OF GOD SAYS IN 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 2 Timothy 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THOSE WHO PREACH A GOSPEL, THOSE THAT TRY TO KEEP YOU IN BONDAGE, MAKING YOU FEEL LIKE YOU NEED THEM!!! IN REALITY THEY NEED YOU AND YOUR MONEY TO MAINTAIN THEIR LIFESTYLE!!! THEIR REWARD IS HERE ON THIS EARTH!!! Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.
Jude 1:4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. DEFINITION FROM THE STONG’S CONCORDENCE FOR LASCIVIOUSNESS 1) unbridled lust, excess, licentiousness, lasciviousness, wantonness, outrageousness, shamelessness, insolence. UNBRIDLED LUST DOES NOT ONLY APPLY IN A SEXUAL CONTENT, THE LUSTS OF THIS WORLD INCLUDE GREED, EXCESS AND THE DESIRE TO HAVE IT ALL, IN THIS WORLD!!! MANY OF THE “SO CALLED” CHURCHES TODAY HAVE THE SPIRIT OF LASCIVIOUSNESS ON THEM, THE LUSTS OF THIS WORLD IS THEIR TRUE DESIRE!!! Luke12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Mark 7:6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Mark 7:7Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Mark 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. Galatians 6:7Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. NOWHERE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT OR NEW COVENANT WILL YOU FIND A REQUIREMENT TO TITHE. THERE IS A SCRIPTURAL LINK PROVIDED AT THE END OF THIS NOTE TO BACK UP THIS CLAIM!!!
THE WORD OF GOD IS VERY CLEAR THAT WE ARE TO TRUST GOD ONLY, NOT THE RICHES OF THIS WORLD!!! JESUS TELLS US IN Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Luke 12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: Luke 12:17And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? Luke 12:18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. Luke 12:20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? (THAT NIGHT, THIS RICH MAN DIED BECAUSE HE WAS CONCERNED WITH HIS RICHES, NOT GOD.) 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.) Luke 12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. Luke 12:22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. Luke 12:23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. Luke 12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? Luke 12:25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? Luke 12:26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? Luke 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? Luke 12:29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. Luke 12:30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. Luke 12:31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Luke 12:35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; Luke 12:36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. Luke 12:38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. Luke 12:39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Luke 12:40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
THE TRUTH ABOUT TITHING AND OFFERING
CHICO AND DEBBIE