7 QUALIFICATIONS OF A TRUE MINISTER TRUE MINISTER MUST BE: CALLED AND ELECTED (foreordained by God) and not by men.
Meal ticket must never be an issue in preaching.
II PETER 1:10, “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give the diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall”SENT BY GOD (NOT BY SOME MAN-MADE ORGANIZATIONS)
ROMANS 10:14-15, “And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they are sent?”CHOSEN of GOD (NOT HANDPICKED BY MEN LIKE MATTHIAS).
MATTHEW 22:14– “For many are called, but few [are] chosen. GIFTED AND VINDICATED OF GOD (NOT JUST RUNNING WITH SOME SEMINARY EXPERIENCE OR WITH SOME BIBLE SCHOOL THEOLOGY; BUT BY THE DEMONSTRATION OF THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST)
ROMANS 11:29– “For the gifts and calling of God [are] without repentance.”
MATTHEW 10:7-8 -” And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”WALKING IN THE PRESENT TRUTH (NOT WITH DENOMINATIONAL HYBRID TEACHINGS)
PSALMS 86:11, “Teach me Thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth..”
II PETER 1:12 – “ Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know [them], and be established in the present truth.”
A HUMBLE SERVANT, NOT ONE THAT’S BEING SERVEDMATTHEW 20:25-28- “But Jesus called them, and said, “Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister, And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
“Sometimes great guys get together.
You hear them say great So-and-so and great So-and-so, our great… Don’t do that. There are no great ones among us. There’s only one great One, and that’s God. We are brothers, sisters.
I don’t care if you’re a pastor of a church that’s got five people in it, that doesn’t make you little; that makes you a brother (See?) if you’re true to God’s Word. I don’t care what, how, you don’t get little. God doesn’t have little children and big children. He just has children, and they’re all the same.” (TRYING TO DO GOD A SERVICE title JEFF. IN V-4 N-8 65-0718M)
“And isn’t that just the way that people get today? Let God just bless a fellow and put a little confidence in him, and he gets to be a know-it-all. He gets to be… He’s got to start an organization, or he’s got to do something that’s different.
“Why art thou fell from heaven, O Lucifer.” It’s… God has a hard time trying to get somebody that He can deal with, that’ll stay humble, and meek, and stay in the place until God calls him to do something (you believe that? See?), a man that God can bless and he’ll still keep himself a man, not be an angel or a god.
As soon as a man gets blessed and has a little something given to him, he wants to become a god; he wants to become —an angel. He wants to become a great person. “What I do, what… Me and me and mine…” all that. That’s the wrong attitude.
God’s hunting for somebody who He could bless and pour out the blessings, and—and more He blessed, the littler the man will become. And you’ll never get more of God until you become nothing. You’ve got to belittle yourself. He that will exalt himself, God will bring abase.
He will humble himself, God will exalt. You’ve got to get little before you can get big. And you’ll never be big in your own self; you’ll only be as big as God will be big in you. See?” (QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS title JEFF.IN COD 59-0628E)
7. NO COMPROMISER OF THE WORD – GALATIANS 1:8- “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”ROMANS 3:4- “Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar.”