The word “shenanigans” denotes deceitful tricks or mischievous play. Are shenanigans a service to God. Why this question? Because some people think their shenanigans are a way of serving God faithfully. Let’s consider the scriptures…
“They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.”
John 16:2 KJV
Who ever that “kills” you will think they are doing a “service” to God. This means that there are people that are doing several things with the feeling that they are serving God but in actual Truth, they are not even being monitored by God.
In those times, literal killing was rampant against the Church, and Jesus meant that kind of killing. But in today’s Church, literal killing is barely taking place but abstract killing is ever-increasing. We slay people with the information we pass around about them. We kill reputations, we kill personalities, we kill identities. We do all of these in the name of we are trying to save the Church from false preachers!
You’re not the saviour, you’re the preacher of the saviour. Preach the saviour and don’t try to be the saviour. Most of us are killing the ministries of others just for unknown and some unjustifiable reasons. If you have a rebuke, rebuke the individual directly to save his soul.
When Paul the Apostle wrote to the various churches, he did not delight in painting black, the other churches he had been to but he praised them instead.
Being a Critic requires no anointing; so it is very likely that when an individual is more of a critic than a believer, he lacks the Holy Spirit!
These days, people are, in attempt to save people from hell, speaking and posting materials directly against a particular preacher or a particular ministry.
In Ephesians 4:11, there was no ministry gift that was meant to point out ministries that were wrong and those that were right. The main purpose of the fivefold ministry is to build up the saints in unity. All these pointing out fellow ministers and slandering their name.. Which ministry is that?
Kill is not by slotting a knife into another man’s chest. Killing is by slotting your tongue into another man’s business and making a mess of things. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood. How then can a minister forget about the devil and work on disarming their fellow minister?
Though not all of us are called into ministry, and there is a truth in the fact that there are false ministers… The bible said test the spirits and not test the ministers.
“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
Matthew 13:24-30 KJV
In Jesus’s parable above, the servants of the farmer wanted to go and gather the weeds from the wheats. The “wheats” represent genuine ministers and Churches planted by God himself. The “weeds” represent false ministers the enemy came in to plant in the Church.
When they wanted to go and uproot the weeds, the farmer told them not to try because in doing so they will uproot the wheats also. The same applies to us, we cannot spread information around claiming some people are false ministers; it might be true or not true. The more we send these information, the more we destroy the Church. People will begin to lose respect for ministers, and as a result people will leave the Church and in turn leave the Faith!
Let us take caution!