LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD BIBLICALLY THERE IS NO RETIREMENT IN PRIESTHOOD

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THERE ARE SEVEN WRONG THINGS THAT PASTORS WILL BEGIN TO DO, WHEN THEY KNOW RETIREMENT IS COMING:
THREE GROUPS OF PASTORS YOU MUST NOT RETIRE:
THREE WAYS TO RETIRE PASTORS IF YOU CHOOSE TO RETIRE THEM:
AND AT WHAT POINT IS IT SAFE TO RETIRE A PASTOR?
JOHN 8:38
New Living Translation.
A SLAVE is not a PERMANENT MEMBER of the FAMILY, but a SON is PART of the FAMILY FOREVER.
Hebrew 7:17 NIV.
For it is declared:
“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek.”
I have read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, I’ve never seen a RETIREMENT SERVICE for a PASTOR, PRIEST, PROPHETSl, LEVITE or MAN OF GOD.
Some churches do it at 60, some at 65, 70, 75 or at 80.
At whatever age it is done, it is not SCRIPTURAL.
There is NO RETIREMENT in PRIESTHOOD.
Show me anywhere in scripture, where it is done.
ZECHARIAH, the father of JOHN was STILL SERVING in the TEMPLE even at his OLD AGE. (Luke 1:5 -16).
He was a PRIEST, still OFFERING the SERVICE of the PRIESTHOOD at his OLD AGE.
Still ENJOYING ANGELIC INTERVENTION at OLD AGE.
Still LEADING the PEOPLE in PRAYERS at OLD AGE.
I teach ASSISTANT PASTORS the Subject of LOYALTY and FAITHFUL FOLLOWERSHIP from PLACE to PLACE.
One of the questions they keep asking me, is that.
You TELL us to ABIDE in the HOUSE FOREVER as a PROOF of our SONSHIP to our FATHER; WHAT DO WE DO when the same FATHER RETIRES us at a CERTAIN AGE?
When we are still very STRONG and HEALTHY.
DO WE STAY IN THE HOUSE DOING NOTHING WITHOUT ANY HOPE OF SALARY?
DO WE GO AND START A NEW CHURCH WHEN GOD IS NOT CALLING US?
This question always calls for APOSTOLIC SINCERITY.
If you TELL HIM to STAY in the HOUSE and no LONGER be on SALARY with a FAMILY having been RETIRED, you have not told him the TRUTH.
If you TELL HIM TO GO and START a CHURCH that GOD DID NOT CALL HIM to start, you will HEAR he DIED a few YEARS after STARTING.
Most PASTORS who DIED after STARTING A NEW CHURCH, this is the major reason they DIED.
The GATES of HELL KILLED them in order to KILL the CHURCH.
Becoming a FOUNDER is not a HUMAN DECISION, but a DIVINE DESTINY.
So what will you counsel him to do?
I always tell them to STAY FAITHFUL because GOD has a WAY of SUSTAINING THEM.
And if possible LOOK for a SOURCE of INCOME OUTSIDE STARTING a CHURCH.
YOU DON’T START CHURCH BECAUSE YOU WERE RETIRED FROM YOUR FORMER CHURCH.
THAT IS RETIREMENT CHRISTIAN CENTRE.(RCC).
From the above opening scriptures we read, THERE IS NO RETIREMENT in PRIESTHOOD, SONS are to ABIDE in the HOUSE FOREVER AND PRIESTS ARE TO SERVE IN THE TEMPLE FOREVER.
WE SHOULD ALLOW IT, TO REMAIN THAT WAY.
THAT IS THE BIBLICAL STANDARD AND ORDER.
WHERE A CHURCH EMPHASIZES RETIREMENT AFTER A CERTAIN AGE.
THE SEVEN FOLLOWING THINGS WILL NATURALLY HAPPEN:

  1. PASTORS WILL BEGIN TO SUFFER BROKEN FOCUS.
    Their EYES will NO LONGER BE SINGLE to the ASSIGNMENT at HAND.
  2. PASTORS WILL BECOME VERY DESPERATE TO SURVIVE.
    They will BEGIN to HAVE a SURVIVAL MENTALITY.
  3. PASTORS WILL BECOME THIEVES TO SECURE A FUTURE OUTSIDE MINISTRY.
  4. PASTORS THAT HAVE NO BUSINESS STARTING A CHURCH, WILL RESIGN TO GO AND START ONE:
    MANY GENERAL OVERSEERS are not in the PERFECT WILL of GOD, but in the ACCEPTABLE WILL.
    Since it is SOUL WINNING, they see NOTHING WRONG with it.
    But the BACKING is NOT THERE.
  5. PASTORS WILL BECOME DISLOYAL:
    They will FEEL they are LOYAL to a SYSTEM that is NOT LOYAL to THEM.
  6. PASTORS WILL NO LONGER PUT IN THEIR BEST:
    Their LIFE will COME FIRST, the MINISTRY COMES LAST, not even SECOND.
    THE BIBLICAL PLACE OF THEY LOVE NOT THEIR LIVES UNTO DEATH IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE.
  7. AND LASTLY, THEY WILL BEGIN TO CORRUPT THE HEART OF MEMBERS AGAINST THE SYSTEM AND THE SET MAN.
    When YOU CONSIDER the above CONSEQUENCES, it is of NO USE TO BRING in RETIREMENT into a SACRED CALLING.
    WHAT DO WE DO INSTEAD?
    3 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF RETIREMENT OF PASTORS:
  8. PASTORS that have VOWED to STAY in the HOUSE FOREVER should be ALLOWED to REMAIN.
    You NEED them to TEACH CONSISTENCY and LOYALTY to the SYSTEM.
    They are your BIGGEST ASSETS.
  9. PASTORS that are very FRUITFUL and RESULT DRIVEN should be ALLOWED to STILL BEAR FRUITS at OLD AGE.
    That is scripture.
    They shall STILL BEAR FRUITS at OLD AGE.
    If you are LUCKY to have an OLD HEN that is still PRODUCING EGGS, you don’t KILL IT, you TREASURE IT.
  10. PASTORS that are not TOO GOOD on the ALTAR, should be brought into the ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECT of the MINISTRY; as an ALTERNATIVE to RETIREMENT unless they CHOOSE TO GO, then you allow them go.
    WHERE YOU WANT TO RETIRE A PASTOR, THREE WAYS TO RETIRE THEM:
  11. BUILD OR BUY A HOUSE FOR THEM IN THE LOCATION OF THEIR CHOICE.
    I was in a meeting this year at Enugu, where Pastor David Ibiyeomie the Founder Of Salvation Ministries; announced the purchase of THREE DUPLEXES in LAGOS and PORT HARCOURT for the THREE PASTORS who started with him from the FIRST DAY of the CHURCH.
  12. Put them in a LIFE TIME MONTHLY PENSION PACKAGE until they take their LAST BREATH on EARTH.
    These group of people SOWED their LIVES as SEED to the SYSTEM.
  13. Let their KIDS be PLACED on a LIFE TIME ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS to any LEVEL.
    They also JOINED their FATHER to PAY certain PRICES.
    PASTORS CHILDREN SUFFER SO MUCH IN MOVING WITH THEIR PARENTS FROM PLACE TO PLACE.
    Remember, any CHURCH or COMPANY that has a RETIREMENT AGE without a RETIREMENT PACKAGE, should get PREPARED for RETIREMENT WRECKAGE.
    THREE MOMENTS WHEN IT IS SAFE TO RETIRE A PASTOR:
  14. WHEN HIS HEALTH COMPLETELY FAILS.
  15. WHEN HE ASKS FOR IT AT A CERTAIN AGE.
    Some PASTORS are not WIRED for STRESS at a CERTAIN AGE.
  16. When he DIES IN OFFICE.
    ALL HIS RETIREMENT BENEFITS SHOULD BE GIVEN TO HIS NEXT OF KIN.
    Thanks for reading.
    Irabor Wisdom

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