How we treat the man of God is how God treats us. The man who brings the message of God is important. And it should be noticed that God pays attention to how his messengers are treated.
The man of God is often treated as ordinary, as one of the boys, so to speak but God does not see them as either common or ordinary; he sees his messengers as angels.
The book of Revelation calls the pastors of the seven churches angels; they are Gods messengers. Without proper respect for the man of God the message he or she carries is greatly weakened.
This message I am sharing in this fourth edition of Prosperity Friday is this: HOW YOU TREAT THE MAN OF GOD IS HOW GOD TREATS YOU. There is a lot of disrespect for the holy messengers today, and consequently the fire in the pulpit has become only a flicker.
Showing lack of respect by not honoring and recognizing the place, the calling and the anointing conferred upon the holy messengers of God undermines the authority of the pulpit and hinders the congregation from receiving the very message God wanted them to hear.
The man or woman of God must recognize their own calling and acknowledge the anointing upon their lives. Their calling and anointing is their license to be God's messenger to the church.
However I am concerned that we are living in a day when even the messengers of God themselves don't demand respect from the people they are sent to bring God's message. The man or woman should see themselves as the messenger of God and should present themselves as such.
The apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher was never meant to be one of the boys, so to speak. By virtue of their calling and the office they hold they are set apart and should recognize and conduct themselves as such.
By restoring honor to the pulpit including the messenger whom God anointed and appointed, more people will be born again, more will be healed in their bodies, families will be healed, and businesses blessed. Never call or treat common or ordinary what God has called, anointed and appointed.