12 Ways To Know If Your Pastor Or Priest Is A Dumb Dog?
It was Isaiah who exposed the fact that there are definitely some watchmen – pastors/priests/people who call themselves “men of God”/”women of God.” But! Isaiah did not stop there – he indicated that they are all dumb dogs.
(Isaiah 56:10 KJV) His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
(Isaiah 56:11 KJV) Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
(Isaiah 56:12 KJV) Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.
So here are 12 Ways To Know If Your Pastor Or Priest Is A Dumb Dog?
1. Your Pastor Or Priest is greedy – always trying to find a way to extortion money from you so he or she could live the rich life. He or she has no time or very little time to stop and help those who are really needy and destitute.
2. Your Pastor Or Priest is blind and ignorant – he or she does not understand the meaning of Matthew 23:17 – “Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?”
3. Your Pastor Or Priest cannot bark- he or she cannot speak the truth on issues that are crucial because he or she has higher allegiances to earthly organisations and corrupt societies. Your Pastor Or Priest cannot bark because he or she wants you to be caught by your enemy and slaughtered by the roaring lions – satan and his agents.
4. Your Pastor Or Priest is sleeping. He or she is snoring away even as eternal decisions are being made in your life. Your Pastor Or Priest is dribbling on his or her pillow while unjust and dangerous laws are being passed right before your eyes. Your pastor or priest practices and endorses extramarital relationships.
5. Your Pastor Or Priest is lying down when he or she should be approaching the throne of God in sackcloth and ashes to beg God for deliverance, to request forgiveness for sins and negotiate for healing and anointing from the Holy Spirit.
6. Your Pastor Or Priest is loving to slumber. He or she is lazy…You realise that there is no substance in the messages he or she preaches and several blatant disconnects between what is said in the pulpit and what you understand from the Holy Bible confront you each day.
7. Your Pastor Or Priest never has enough – he or she is always begging for or hinting to you that he or she needs personal gifts and more luxurious assets.
8. Your Pastor Or Priest cannot understand simple truths found in the Holy Bible and by extension is clueless as to the power of the blood of Jesus Christ to solve modern problems. So instead of hearing sermons about miracles done by Jesus Christ and the urgent need for us to repent so we can access true power from Jesus – you will be bombarded with manmade solutions and false doctrines.
9. Your Pastor Or Priest will look to his or her own way. You will be taught to believe in yourself instead of your Creator God. You will be told to ignore certain texts in the Holy Bible that indicate that you can be saved by going humbly and directly to God. Your pastor or priest will tell you to trust him or her and confess to him or her so that he or she could cleanse you from your sins. Your pastor or priest may go as far as to demand money so you can escape hell fire. All these fake ways and false methods will be presented to you as though they were gold.
10. Your Pastor Or Priest will be on point when it comes to working out circumstances to increase his or her gain, but very inattentive and unconcerned about your well-being and salvation, He or she will hardly or never preach about: the Second coming of Jesus Christ! He or she will hardly or never preach about: the sins that the world has whitewashed with their “Call Evil Good” Spray Paint! He or she will hardly or never preach about idolatry and will watch you in your face as you ask him or her about the images that thoroughfare your church as though you are a troublemaker or as though you are crazy. When you have a dumb dog priest or pastor infront of you – you know you need to make a change and seek God directly for an urgent solution!
11. Your Pastor Or Priest is a political addict always trying to push some politicians’ agenda. He or she will take bribes for position and prosperity and sell you out when hard times and challenging decisions are to be made.
12. Your Pastor Or Priest is always trying to pimp out with other false pastors and priests by saying what his or her false colleagues are saying instead of what God has said!
A Typical Example of this is found in 1 Kings 22:2-39
2 And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel.
3 And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and we be still, and take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria?
4 And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to battle to Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as thou art, my people as thy people, my horses as thy horses.
5 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day.
6 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
7 And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might enquire of him?
8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
9 Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten hither Micaiah the son of Imlah.
10 And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, having put on their robes, in a void place in the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.
11 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have consumed them.
12 And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the king’s hand.
13 And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good.
14 And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak.
15 So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
16 And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the LORD?
17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.
18 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?
19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him.
22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
23 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee.
24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee?
25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.
26 And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king’s son;
27 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.
28 And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you.
29 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramothgilead.
30 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and enter into the battle; but put thou on thy robes. And the king of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle.
31 But the king of Syria commanded his thirty and two captains that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great, save only with the king of Israel.
32 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, Surely it is the king of Israel. And they turned aside to fight against him: and Jehoshaphat cried out.
33 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him.
34 And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.
35 And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot.
36 And there went a proclamation throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his own country.
37 So the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried the king in Samaria.
38 And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armour; according unto the word of the LORD which he spake.
39 Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made, and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?