Many are having difficulties in their marriages and with their children because they are suffering the consequences of their decision to steal from God. When we give our tithes and offerings to Him, we give Him what He is due. A person who tithes says to God, “I am dependent on You. I am putting my faith in You to help me govern my affairs.
taken from An official AOG website
The AOG misuse of Malachi to teach that their members who don’t tithe are cursed is at the root of many perverse teachings such as I quoted above. This also feeds the sick delusions that the hirelings in the pulpits are some type of OT priest while those in the pews are lesser laity. The sad reality is that those who financially support and rejoice in such false teachings coming from man made religious institutions are cursed under the law and are being deceived into building the religious kingdoms of men. It is time to abandon the harlot AOG who reduces her victims to a spiritual piece of bread and start feasting at the table with King Jesus.
I do not write this to condemn anyone who this currently describes (though sadly most do not realize that this describes them), but as one freed from captivity to AOG I urge any true brethren who are sitting in their pews with a sort of Stockholm Syndrome to flee from Babylon. Like the religious jews of the first century had to make a radical choice to repent and follow Christ so do you dear friends. Do not fancy yourself as being an on fire Christian and be fooled by the “bigness” of the AOG, but rather humble yourself as one who must repent of an entire religious life built on a lies and traditions. Jesus calls you to forsake your religious life and follow Him outside the camp.
I want to address one more delusion taught in the AOG, that is that their denomination is the result of the Azusa Street revival. I want to make it very clear that the denomination is not what was birthed in the revival, it is the resulting product of having fallen away from it. According to Frank Bartleman, who reported the Azusa Street revival, AOG is:
1) Not a true pentecostal church
2) An advertisement of failure
3) Something God’s people must be freed from
4) An Ishmael of the flesh
The Lord said: “That is what I told you.” They had done it. Surely a “party spirit” cannot be “Pentecostal.” There can be no divisions in a true Pentecost. To formulate a separate body is but to advertise our failure, as a people of God…
The church is an organism not a human organization. They later tried to pull the work on the whole coast into this organization, but miserably failed…
God’s people must be free from hierarchism. They are “blood-bought,” and not their own. An earlier work in Texas, later tried to gather in the Pentecostal missions on the Pacific Coast, and Los Angeles, but also failed. Why should they claim authority over us? We had prayed down our own revival. The revival in California was unique and separate as to origin. It came from Heaven, even Brother Seymour not receiving the “baptism” until many others had entered in here. He did not arrive in Los Angeles until the “eleventh hour.” The great battle from the beginning, both in Los Angeles and elsewhere, has been the conflict between the “flesh” and the Spirit, between Ishmael and Isaac.
The end result of everything Bartleman warned about is the AOG denomination. Praying all true believers be freed from it by the truth of Christ’s words and the apostles. For by means of a harlot a man is reduced to a crust of bread -Proverbs 6:26