This passage you are about read is a clear sign of iniquity and then God said “Shane, it is worse”.. Now judgment starts in the house of God. Why worse? Because sinners and the world are supposed to act like that until converted. When converted people and leaders do even worse than asking to buy power is when they actually want to sell the Holy Spirit.
Read scripture below. Let’s expound it with grace of God.
“Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the LORD for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.” Acts 8:17-24
Now let’s look at the other side of the spectrum. Who are the workers of iniquity that Jesus spoke about? The leaders, the apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelist, teachers charge E Classes conferences, prophecies, impartation breakfast, Holy Spirit schools. They are the ones. I don’t care how many souls they have won. God’s Word is true and let every man be a liar. No one is above the Word of God. This is where these scriptures comes in “We cast out demons, we healed, we did this and that”. What needs to be said is that we pimped the people. Obviously they never saw it clearly. They don’t even know that they are guilty and reprobate concerning Truth. Paul talked about never coveting another man’s gold or silver. God said there is worse judgment on people selling revelation and impartations. If you put a price tag on a conference you’re a hireling. Period. We cannot come against the Word of God. God has set His ways on giving: people don’t give, people don’t get anything. It’s a free will kingdom even you minister at a conference that had registration fee. You are just as guilty and as those who come into the same agreement with this sin.
Fivefold ministry was never called to be a business. At least, when Simon wanted power for wrong reasons at least when he was sharply rebuked he repented in a way. These ministers selling cds e-classes and merchandise they are selling the nine gifts of the Spirit of God in one way or another but they are worse because God has been sounding the trumpet on them. It is so strong in the Word. Sorry that T.B.N.seduced so many to follow their covetous ways. There is a strong Babylonian spirit on that network and if you can’t see it then you need cry out. They will not repent. What do people go to the meetings for? Wisdom - one of the nine gifts of the Spirit. What people go to conferences for? Fresh fire or an impartation of more of the Holy Spirit. Get it for yourself! This is serious rebellion and God has the story of balaam in the book Revelation for a warning because these doctrines turn into marketing schemes. These are covetousness and it is criminal. Sad thing is these rebellious networking minister say that they hear God for you but doing so they make themselves so great that they cannot hear God telling them the word " repent!"
God receives offerings, first fruits, tithes, alms. Wow we give everything but these ministers prostitute their gifts for iniquity and filthy lucre. It is witchcraft. They become Simon, the sorcerer. Sure is a big sign of the work of the flesh and lack of faith because God does not and did not ordain half these conferences in first place. Don't come say that a laborers worthy of hire. Yes, they are. But it is free will. If some doesn’t want bless you, God will use someone else but charging someone is selling what you freely have received. No more excuses even if the matter in the end is souls or good things.
"Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity." 21-22
For one: If the Holy Spirit can’t be bought it can’t be sold. For two: they should know better but i am telling you. The spirit covetousness and what you seen growing up in 70's 80's and 90's, God winked at it but not any more. Imagine If the man of said yes simon we need money to bring Gospel to all world and you have lots of generational curses as well that will take our healing schools but we take payment.Where would the Gospel have been today.God is taking out spots and the wrinkles but majority of saints will reject pure truth. For free: Charging people for worship this insane God says you think my presence and my power can be sold your money perish with you.People charging people more money for their mission trip than it costs! Hear this: real big one leaders take groups to Israel making gain on their Group packages. I am telling you: many ministers have been taken out before their time because of these works of iniquity. Either God is God or His word is a lie. We can no longer make houses of prayer houses of merchandise and iniquity. God is calling a revolt to this hypocrisy. People think because some big name has done a lot for God that God is a respecter of persons. No. You are deceived. Whatsoever a man sows, he shall reap. Sow corruption you reap it.When you mess with God's little ones better just kill yourself. Jump in the ocean with a block tied to neck.
Everyone who knows the Word doesn’t do it, it is sinning. When you come in agreement with this lawlessness you are agreeing with that sin in the Word. It is Word revival time. Let's pray for them that pride and their Babylonian ways.
Father, I pray right now that this word is going forth and repentance comes quickly. God, have mercy on us. We need your help. Guide us. Strengthen us. Lavish your love on us. Let your goodness change our ways. God I pray protection, more power, and anointing because I obey you God, not looking for man’s hands, but yours.