B6) The Spirit of Merchandising, (Debra & Marvin Westbrook, 2006).

While in worship this morning, the Lord spoke these words to me: "I am removing a spirit of merchandising and the spirit of the merchant that has invaded My Church." This word is a call to leaders within the Body of Christ today to allow the Lord to purge this out of His temple, making it once again a house of prayer, not a den of thieves.

John 2:14-16 "And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers' of money and overturned the tables. And He said to those who sold doves, 'Take these things away! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise.' "

Jesus vehemently and passionately confronted this spirit that took hold within the very confines of His temple. He virtually exploded with zeal to expel it with a whip of cords, driving it from the temple courts. The spirit of merchandising would seek to promote the sale of goods in the Father's house. This blatantly detracts from the purpose, which is to be established as a house of prayer. The high priests had allowed commercialization and fraudulence to invade the temple of the Lord. When the temple is used for personal gain and profit, it is a desecration to the Father's house. Jesus will once again come with the zeal of His Father to purify the "sons of Levi" according to Malachi 3:3 so that "they may offer to the Lord as offering in righteousness." As leaders, let us check our hearts for the following before God has to bring correction.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

John 2:14-16 "And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers' of money and overturned the tables. And He said to those who sold doves, 'Take these things away! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise.' "

Jesus vehemently and passionately confronted this spirit that took hold within the very confines of His temple. He virtually exploded with zeal to expel it with a whip of cords, driving it from the temple courts. The spirit of merchandising would seek to promote the sale of goods in the Father's house. This blatantly detracts from the purpose, which is to be established as a house of prayer. The high priests had allowed commercialization and fraudulence to invade the temple of the Lord. When the temple is used for personal gain and profit, it is a desecration to the Father's house. Jesus will once again come with the zeal of His Father to purify the "sons of Levi" according to Malachi 3:3 so that "they may offer to the Lord as offering in righteousness." As leaders, let us check our hearts for the following before God has to bring correction.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

John 2:14-16 "And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers' of money and overturned the tables. And He said to those who sold doves, 'Take these things away! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise.' "

Jesus vehemently and passionately confronted this spirit that took hold within the very confines of His temple. He virtually exploded with zeal to expel it with a whip of cords, driving it from the temple courts. The spirit of merchandising would seek to promote the sale of goods in the Father's house. This blatantly detracts from the purpose, which is to be established as a house of prayer. The high priests had allowed commercialization and fraudulence to invade the temple of the Lord. When the temple is used for personal gain and profit, it is a desecration to the Father's house. Jesus will once again come with the zeal of His Father to purify the "sons of Levi" according to Malachi 3:3 so that "they may offer to the Lord as offering in righteousness." As leaders, let us check our hearts for the following before God has to bring correction.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that rises up as ministers and ministries barter and peddle the Word of God for profit. God's word is marketed and merchandized with man's opinions and wisdom, yet diluted and devoid of true resurrection power. A fear of man will give the people what they want to hear, packaging it to appeal to itching ears. This may increase church growth and bring popularity and reputation, but it will bring dishonor to God.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that adopts secular ways to do the spiritual work of God's Kingdom. In seeking to advance the Kingdom of God, many will go to the boardroom rather than drop to their knees in the throne room. Do not seek popular Christian trends that rise and fall according to man's wisdom and man's desire.

Beware of a spirit of merchandising that seeks to network and form political alliances that are not of God's Spirit. Leaders in an attempt to circumvent waiting on God do this. Many Ishmael's are birthed this way. Many seek to advance within denominations or church structure by who they know, rather than the revelation of whose they are.

There is much more that the Lord would like to say on this but I feel lead to stop at this point. In effect, the heart cry of the Father is strong and clear. The spirit of Babylon, the spirit of the world, tries to continually invade the Church of Jesus Christ by influencing its leaders to take the easier road by which to advance the Kingdom of God. We are to be in the world, not of the world. The Lord wishes to separate that which is precious from that which is vile within His Body so that the glory of the Lord would manifest in purity and holiness and unity so that the harvest would be brought into the Kingdom.

John 2:14-16 "And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple"