Such scenarios are possible but neither such a person nor his ministry is any value to God
What do you mean by this? As in that person cannot be used by God or is not loved by Him?
every person who has been called by God to ministered and thus received power from God is His workmanship. He is the one who refines them as He sees fit. For some He may decided to refine them in purity and keep them obscure for serveral years, for others he may empower them and throw them into ministry right away with great success and power and refine them as they go.
Thanks for your clarification it was helpful. In ChristEvangel
Sree wrote:They may accept that gift because of external attraction but when they try to use it, it will not work for them as well. How is God getting benefitted by such work?
I guess there is a huge misunderstanding here. The gift I quoted is the CD player that is not working for me and when I wrap it beautifully and then present it to someone, they might accept the gift (CD player) attracted by the beauty of outside wrap but it will not work for them as well. Here the non working CD player is my Christian life in which I still have unrepented sins like Pride or immorality. The gift wrap is the power of preaching or a gift of God for me. And the people accepting the gift are the people I minister Christ to.
I guess there is a huge misunderstanding here.