FORBID HIM NOT
3John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
3John 1:5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
3John 1:6 Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:
3John 1:7 Because that for his name's sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.
3John 1:8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.
3John 1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
3John 1:10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.
3John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
Brothers, you are shown the truth of God's word. You are given His wisdom for the asking, His knowledge and understanding are yours by His Holy Spirit which lives in every child of God. Do not accept harsh words from a spiritual leader who loves not his brother as God has commanded, but rather forbids you who would love his brother.
Brothers do not follow after that brother or spiritual leader who would prevent you from having fellowship with a brother in Christ Jesus. Recall when Jesus' disciples told him that they had forbid someone from casting out devils in Jesus' name because he did not follow with the disciples and Jesus on their journeys. Jesus said, 'forbid them not for whosoever believes upon me, do not forbid them'. Believing upon Jesus was His only requirement of a man to go about doing the Lords work.
Mark 9:37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
Mark 9:38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.
Mark 9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
Mark 9:40 For he that is not against us is on our part.
Mark 9:41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
Mark 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
God Bless you my brothers,
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