PERFORMANCE VS REPENTANCE? #TOLD

PERFORMANCE VS REPENTANCE?
#TOLD
TRUTH OVER LIES DAILY

Q: Since Jesus went to eat with sinners, its okay for Christian artists to perform for unbelievers because that’s a way to promote the gospel. If you’re strong enough to handle it, you should do it. Am I right?

A: There were plenty of times when Gods people were instructed NOT to receive support from unbelievers.

There’s a difference between repentant sinners receiving your message, and repenting… and being promoted and doing your ministry as a show for unbelievers. The former is the fruit of the kingdom of God and repentance to His Commandments being preached. The latter is called the doctrine of Balaam.

The doctrine of Balaam is a little different than the doctrine of jezebel, but its just as dangerous to the Body of Christ. Essentially, its people pleasing for money. You can search my blog sospression.com for more info on the error of Balaam. I’ll give a few scripture examples.

When Paul preached the gospel at Ephesus, he did not form a partnership with the Temple of Diana. They were opposed to him because his message decimated their income. People that make money off of sin should not be excited to partner with us. If they do, its a clever move to enter into our “market”.

Thats the doctrine of Balaam in a nutshell. When Paul was preaching and the demonized woman started promoting him, he was not happy with her marketing efforts. He recognized it as a dilution of the gospel even though she was saying everything right on the outside. He casted the python demon out of her, and her handlers lost revenue$$$ because her demonic gift of prophecy was gone.

Think of it like this: if you have a husband, you don’t need a pimp to promote your beauty. It’s better to serve your husband in his house than serve the public in a whorehouse.

We don’t need to be employed by those in opposition to God, to promote God. Its a conflict of interest, and its a form of spiritual espionage. If you read Numbers 22-25, you will see that’s what Balaam and Balaak did to the children of Israel.

Here’s the scripture showing the apostles heart on ministry support and promotion:

3 John 1:7 Because that for HIS NAME’S SAKE they WENT FORTH, TAKING NOTHING OF THE GENTILES. 8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.

This Scripture shows that it matters where your support comes from. Believers are instructed to help those that DON’T get support from unbelieving Gentiles.

Paul did NOT partner with Gods enemies to get exposure, brand recognition or $$$ for the gospel. Instead, he either worked a natural non-spiritual job working with his hands, or received support from believers and repenters.

Peter rejected the money of Simon the Sorcerer and preached harshly to Him for trying to buy the gifts of God without repenting of His inner iniquity.

This is consistent apostolic order coming direct from Jesus the Messiah.

When believers support your ministry, it can continue to produce fruit.

When Gods enemies claim to “support” or “market” your ministry without repenting, its the enemy tactic of Balaak/Balaam.

3 DOCTRINES THAT JESUS HATES MADE CLEAR
https://sospression.com/2017/08/31/3-doctrines-that-jesus-hates-made-clear/

3 ON 3: KINGDOM BAIT VS DEMONIC ERROR
https://sospression.com/2015/01/14/3-on-3-kingdom-bait-vs-demonic-error/

UNDERSTANDING THE ERROR OF BALAAM
https://sospression.com/2013/11/13/understanding-the-error-of-balaam/

3 MAIN DOCTRINES THAT JESUS HATES
https://sospression.com/2008/10/30/3-main-doctrines-that-jesus-hates/

TRUMPS SPIRITUAL ADVISOR AND HER 3RD HUSBAND
https://sospression.com/2019/11/17/trumps-spiritual-advisor-and-her-3rd-husband/

STRONG TRUTH TO PROTECT YOUR FROM STRONG DELUSION
https://sospression.com/2019/11/10/12-strong-truths-to-protect-you-from-the-strong-delusion/

IF JESUS ATE WITH SINNERS THEN ALSO JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS DEMONIZED

https://sospression.com/2015/02/19/do-you-realize-that-the-same-people-that-said-jesus-ate-with-sinners-also-said-that-john-the-baptist-was-demonic/

HOLINESS VS PHARISEES

https://sospression.com/2012/10/31/biblical-tools-so-that-you-can-teach-and-discern-holiness-vs-hypocrisy-and-pharisees/

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