If you read things that seem repetitive on this blog, ask yourself this: If a football coach looked at his team and saw that they had a problem blocking, would the coach stop addressing the blocking problem because players were tired of hearing about it? NO
If a military unit had a problem with their shooting accuracy, would their commander stop training in that area because the soldiers were "bored" with shooting? NO
When we live in a WICKED world, with a lukewarm APOSTATE church that calls itself 'christian' but is really a lie, should a servant of the Most High God not address the problems? The so called leaders of the apostate prostitute (pastors) will pay a heavy price for the churches whoredom. The Word 'pastor' is mentioned ONE TIME in the entire bible, yet we see them EVERYWHERE, why is that? Lots of questions, no biblical answers for churchianity's behavior. Since the bible does'nt say much of anything about what a 'pastor' does (it says lots about ELDERS-PLURAL) not pastors, we would have to pray and think hard about why "pastor" is only mentioned once in the entire bible. Obviously they don't play a big part in the way the true church functions, otherwise they'd be mentioned in places like this:
Acts 13:1 And there were certain in Antioch, in the assembly there, prophets and teachers; both Barnabas, and Simeon who is called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen also -- Herod the tetrarch's foster-brother -- and Saul;-NO MENTION OF PASTORS
1 Cor 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and severally members thereof. 28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, divers kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? 30 have all gifts of healings? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 31 But desire earnestly the greater gifts. And moreover a most excellent way show I unto you. NO MENTION OF PASTORS HERE EITHER...HMMMMM
You getting the picture yet?
The Greek work for pastor is “poimen”. The literal meaning of the word poimen is shepherd. English translations of the Bible only translate poimen as “pastor” only one time in the entire New Testament in Ephesians 4:11:
Ephesians 4:11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers (NAS)
The Greek word poimen is translates as “shepherd” 17 times in the New Testament; below are its various uses:
4 times it is used of literal shepherds caring for literal sheep;
8 times it refers to Jesus as the Great Shepherd of the church;
4 times it refers to leadership of true believers, as either true or false leaders;
1 time it is used of an office in the church.
Another Greek word derived directly from poimen is its verb form poimaino; poimaino is also used in the context of what a shepherd does when caring for the sheep. Poimaino literally means, “to act as a shepherd,” and is used 11 times in the New Testament. Poimaino is translated, “feed, “ 7 times and as, “rule,” 4 times in the King James Version. More accurate translations, (such as the New American Standard), translate the same word poimaino as “shepherd, tending, tends, and shepherding.” Poimaino is a verb, whereas poimen is a noun and therefore poimaino shows the function of a shepherd. Hence, this is why the King James translators mistranslate poimaino as, “to feed.” They make an assumption that feeding is the primary task of a shepherd, when in reality the shepherd leads the sheep to pasture, but has many more important duties. One of the foremost functions that a true shepherd fulfills includes guarding them and bringing them into the sheepfold.
Jesus said he HATES the deeds of the nicolaitans and todays pastors stand front and center under the hammer of that hatred. Without "clergy" there is no "laity" to form the CONQUERED LAITY which is what NICO-LAITAN means. CONQUER LAITY. Your 'pastor' is up, you are down, your 'pastor' is above, you are below, your 'pastor' is 'special', you are ...whatever. Are you starting to understand why JESUS HATES THIS SYSTEM? Satan came created that game and your pastors keep you playing along instead of exposing it for what it is: a system to kill, steal, and destroy the true flock of God, which is His Body, the true church. The Lord has not stopped speaking to his people, but are they listening? Are you listening? WAKE UP. Time is too short. The time for debating is over, it's time for each person to account for themselves. Nobody will be there to answer for you or me when we stand before Jesus. I will answer for me, you will answer for you, period. The time to do what you can do, to perfect your way, is today. Nobody guaranteed you tomorrow. Don't get scared, get motivated, right now, there are still things you can do to please the master, so get to doing those things you know make Jesus happy. We were created for HIS glory, believe that. Grace and peace