The Word of God tells us that the Lord is the avenger. Let’s see what for He revenges. It’s written: “…That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter…”.
But here’s the interesting. What is defrauding? First of all, defraud of livelihood, liberty of speech, the right of preaching, praying and finally the opportunity to express own opinion.
There is a rule in some churches, that only one person has the right of speaking and the rest of people are listeners. This is similar to a dictatorship. Of course, church must keeps the order and it is not always that everyone can speak. If someone prophesies, then others should listen, because the Spirit wakes.
Here I am referring to the fact that God gives different gifts to His church. He doesn’t give revelations only to one person, but all His children. One prays, the other interprets and the third one prophecies and etc.
Beloved, if you manage a church or you’re a leader of any ministry, be aware that we are called to help people and direct them to the way of serving the Lord. Do not go beyond and defraud your brother in any matter.
We can often see the same thing in families where one person suppresses the individuality of another, not allowing to use the right of expressing own opinion. There are families where only the husband has the right of speaking, while in other families – only spouse does.
The Word of God gives us a profound revelation to the effect that each person is given a limit and no one can exceed or decrease it.
We need to treat each other with reverence and respect. The husband should gives a honor to his wife and a wife to her husband, the parents should respect their child and the child does the parents, the society should honor the individual and the individual does the society, the manager should honour the people and vice versa.
Do not go beyond and defraud anyone in any matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such things. Live in peace. God bless you! Amen.