This is in continuation to my earlier article about the suffering of sisters within the TPM Establishment.
The Task Master Attitude of Seniors in TPM
“Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.” James 5:13
But in TPM small sisters cannot practically apply this verse in their lives. If in prayers she opens her heart and with weeping pours her sorrows before the Lord, you know what would be the reaction of the sister-in-charge?
“don’t act very spiritual, I know why you weep in prayer. Is it not to gain the sympathy of brother/pastor?”
Now suppose she by mistake hums or sings few lines of any song in the kitchen or anywhere else, you know what is the taunting of the senior sister?
“sing, sing little louder; I know you want the brother to hear & come after you.”
Just put yourself in her place and think how you would feel? She is bound, not knowing what to do? Are all these biblical practices?
There are many small sisters who have confessed that before joining the ministry in TPM, they didn’t know to argue or fight, but after joining they have become fighters. Jesus had already told about this more than two thousand years ago in Mathew 23:15 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are.” Who made them like this? No doubt, this is caused by the torture of their seniors. They have no other option to survive in the midst of such wolves. Some become so frustrated that they want to die early. They are stuck without any solution. Therefore, they purposely reduce their food intake & invite the sicknesses. They think that, if they left the ministry they will be a burden to their parents who already have spent a lot on their bridge burning meeting. Some parents have already given their share to the organization. Another thought which stops them from leaving the organization is that if they leave TPM, it would cause their family to suffer public humiliation. Who can they tell and who will understand their ordeal?
Elder sisters who are not even fifty years old, order small sisters to give them body massage with oil and some sisters who wash their head only with RO water. In this area, even some brothers & pastors are not far behind. I have heard about a pastor who bath only in mineral water. What a luxury? There are poor believers who drink normal water because they cannot afford to install an RO in their house. Isn’t it a wicked practice to enjoy the luxury with the tithes and offerings given by such believers?
Hypocritic Lifestyle of Senior TPM Ministers
One of the prominent scriptures TPM uses to claim that their ministers are the true disciples of Jesus is Luke 14:26 “whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple.” Many of the TPM ministers boast about all in that verse but practically ignore the last and important point. They never hate their own life. How can they say that they hate their lives? I think more than all others they are more concerned about their lives. If not, why are they very particular about the water, rice, oil etc. Once I heard that one Pastor (presently Centre Pastor) went to visit a believer’s family with the worker mother and a worker sister. That day itself few of that believer’s relatives were present there and they were from other Pentecostal denomination. The mother introduced that sister to the people present saying that she is the one who cooks for the pastor. She said that the Pastor eats only the food made by that particular sister. Why was he so particular to eat food made by that sister only? Can’t we smell a rat in it? This is because of either, he is very particular of taste or we cannot rule out a carnal attachment also. If these people have hated their lives then, why can’t they eat the food items available where they are stationed? Then why take trouble to get it imported from other places?
I want to add few more things in this article before I conclude. Ideally, these consecrated people should be a real blessing where they stay. I remember a place where the ministry was started and they had bought a land where the construction was going on. So two TPM sisters were kept in a believer’s house which was near to that purchased land. The bible studies also were being regularly conducted there. It’s written about Joseph in Genesis 39:5, “….that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake.” But you know what happened to that believer’s house where these two consecrated sisters stayed? Sad to say that the believer came under a heavy debt and finally he had to sell that house to pay his debt. By this we can understand that God wants a good life rather than the outward consecration. In Hosea 6:6 God says, ” for I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.” please read Mark 12:33 also. I have written some ordeal the small sisters are enduring in TPM to warn the parents. Apart from that I have few other things that, TPM ministers should stop fooling the innocent people and teach your senior sisters to love the small sisters as your own children. May God give the believers a heart ofunderstandingg and their ministers a heart to love.