you a Dung Beetle Christian?
By Pieter Kirstein
The vision of the Dung Beetles.
The Spirit of God showed
me an open eye vision of carnal, worldly, fleshly Christians who only live for what they can get from God and others.
These have lust in their hearts for they are always out to see how they can use, abuse
and manipulate others and God to enrich themselves and benefit themselves. They are always on their minds because they are self-centered individuals.
They are always mindful of themselves without any or
much concern for their neighbors.
These people are like dung beetles before the Lord because they only pursue their own agendas and are complete strangers to God.
This is perfectly
in agreement with the words of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for the Messiah.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for
the excellency of the knowledge of the Messiah Yahushua my Master: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win the Messiah.
People who want to really be made rich
in Christ by gaining Him as the only true TREASURE need to consider the words of Jesus in Luke 12:15 He said to them, “Beware. Keep yourselves from all covetousness, for a man’s life does not consist of the abundance of the things which he
16 He spoke a parable to them, saying, “The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly.
17 He reasoned within himself, saying,
‘What will I do, because I do not have room to store my crops?’
18 He said, ‘This is what I will do. I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
19 I will tell my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years. Take your ease, eat, drink, be merry.”’
20 “But God said to him, ‘You foolish one, tonight your soul
is required of you. The things which you have prepared—whose will they be?’
21 So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
22 He said to his disciples,
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious for your life, what you will eat, nor yet for your body, what you will wear.
23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
the ravens: they do not sow, they do not reap, they have no warehouse or barn, and God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than birds.
25 Which of you by being anxious can add a cubit to his height?
If then you are not able to do even the least things, why are you anxious about the rest?
27 Consider the lilies, how they grow. They do not toil, neither do they spin; yet I tell you, even Shelemun in all his glory was not
arrayed like one of these.
28 But if this is how God clothes the grass in the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?
Do not seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious.
30 For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things.
seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.
32 Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
33 Sell that which you have, and
give gifts to the needy. Make for yourselves purses which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches, neither moth destroys.
34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart
Amazingly after the Lord Jesus finished His God-given assignment and after He touched,
healed, restored and blessed so many lives in His earthly ministry, so much so that John
writes in John 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the
books that should be written, in Matthew
28 we see only 11 disciples present when Jesus
gave the great commission.
Where were all those people that He touched?
t the reason for this that in every generation we find the givers and the takers?
Those who are in this thing called Christianity only because they want to see what they can get from God and the very few that
are willing to follow the Master wherever He leads.
The few that are willing to lay down their lives just like Jesus for the benefit of others.
Do you have lust in your
Jesus told me the following about lust in the heart of man.
John 6:24 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither His disciples,
they also took boats, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
25 And when they had found Him on the other side of the sea, they said unto Him, Rabbi, when did You come here?
26 Jesus answered them
and said, Verily, verily, I say unto You, You seek Me, not because you saw the miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
God knew these people's hearts and that they wanted to make Him
king after Jesus fed their fleshly appetite. This is why He rebuked them. The Lord told me that they wanted to crown Him king of their lustful desires.
This is in line with what the Apostle Paul wrote in
Philippians 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their
belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
Their God is their belly means that they only serve their own appetites without any concern for others because of self-centerdness. Those who
refuse to discover the love of God by following Christ in the way of the cross are enemies of the love of God because they are only concerned about themselves.
Do we only want God in our lives because we want
Him to serve us and our appetites when He created us to serve Him through laid down lives?
This is exactly what Jesus commanded us to do in John 15 if we desire to be His friends.
John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken to you, that my
joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.
13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his
life for his friends.
14 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.
If God's Son laid down His life for us to demonstrate the nature and operation of God's love, then
it is for a very good reason and purpose because our natural fleshly fallen man is selfish by nature. Greed and the love of money and power is the GREATEST reason why this world is in the broken condition that it is in right now.
In God's kingdom we are all servants because when we all function and operate through the power and beauty of His love, there would be not 1 needy person in this entire world.
God said to me that the only thing that
can satisfy true love, is the benefit of others.
God said to a friend of mine, My children must come up to that place with Me that is far above "themselves". For it is ONLY then that they shall be able to see "clearly" - and experience fully
- the joy of "true" giving".