5. Elements of “Free from Covetousness”
See also Pastoral Covetousness by Pastor David Cox
Summary: This post Minister’s Riches Rejection explains how a minister must reject riches as a foundation of his spiritual mindset towards the ministry, the people of God, the church, and what his part is within all of that.
When it comes to a pure discernment ability, most believers have a very hard time understanding what is a false prophet from what is a man of God. They both “sound the same”. Often the false prophet actually sounds more convincing that the real man of God. The issue here is simply this, if you are a consumer of doctrine or a teacher of some doctrine. If you are a teacher of a doctrine, you are studied enough to know what is good or not. But if you are not at that level, then you are a consumer, and you are following other people’s teaching because you “are not there yet” yourself.