The religious matrix of clergyman has been the gatekeeper to keeping the truth hidden from us. The keys of Peter’s revelation that Jesus is the Son of God echo’s in the heart of those who have this light in them. We are to walk in the light as He is in the light. Each member of the body of Christ are partakers of his divine nature. The light of Christ is restoring us to himself.
In the book of Samuel, the people cried out for a king. They rejected God and instead wanted a human to lead them. Samuel warned them that if they got a king, the king would take ten percent of their wealth.
And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.
12 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.
13 And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive yards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
16 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.
18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day.1 Sam 8:11-18
This is happening in many institutional churches today. People have set their pastors above Christ. They are paying men to mediate or interpret scripture for them, and the pastors are taking ten percent of their wealth, in the form of a “tithe”
The Biblical NEW COVENANT model for the church is one in which ALL believers are equal. The early church shared everything such that NO ONE had any needs. Today, we see church funds being funneled to the “top” of an un-biblical hierarchical system.
Christ is to be our sole mediator and teacher. We are meant to help one another along, but Christ is meant to the Head of His Church. Instead, many people have elevated a man to take the place that should be reserved for Christ, alone.
In the same way that kings have the rule, many pastors today are ruling their congregations with an iron rod. They are told to remain docile and unquestioning. They are remaining infants in Christ and not reaching spiritual maturity because their leaders want them to stay put. Jesus did sit under a religious leader to hear a sermon every week. He went out and He shared the Good News, Himself. The priesthood of all believers says that we are each equipped to do the work of Christ.
The Below Videos should serve as an eye-opener for people who think truth can also be said by people other than TPM Clergy.