What’s really at stake here?
For now, allegedly, we have seen one man use a strong arm tactic (threat of a lawsuit) to obtain the right to wear an insignia of the Joint College of Bishops of the African American Pentecostal Bishops.
From Bishop J Delano Ellis, on the Joint College FB page, in response, he called O. C. Allen, a practicing homosexual, “Bishop Allen.”
There is no implication or guess work here.
It is clear by his own words that O. C. Allen is a “Brother Bishop.”
The danger that is presented is that many will now flock to the Joint College, knowing that because one person, in known sin, can obtain credentials, a legitimacy pursuit and acquisition will be easy to obtain.
And they won’t have to use a threatening lawsuit.
All they have to say is that…..
“You let O.C. Allen in? We know you will do the same for us.”
How do you think this will end?
John 15:1a and verse 6 says….
“I am the true Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away;…If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.”
Jesus said in Matthew 7:17-20…
“Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”
Regardless, if you are a non producing dead branch or a bad tree, the fate is the same.
You will burn in fire.
In both cases, the Father cuts off the branch or He cuts down the tree.
The fate is the same.
Into the fire you go to burn.
Sadly, this will not be incentive enough to change a person’s wicked ways.
Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25 says
“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.”
After viewing the Joint College’s 2013 FB site, several comments were made about the quest for truth and the “rebuttal” sent by Bishop Ellis.
Which you can read here…..
What gets me is that many of the comments fail to underscore any Biblical foundation as to why they agreed with the Bishop’s statement. And it is alarming because when you have people following you, the first thing that you have to do is discern the rightly divided Word of God, and discern whether or not the leader submits to Christ’s truth in the Word, Christ’s rule and Christ’s authority.
Sadly one person that agreed with Bishop Ellis’s statement is a pastor of a church called “Pursuit Of Truth.”
When you have people calling you “Excellency,” there is a problem.
And yes, it is worship. Sadly, people still worship everything and everybody else but God.
Psalm 8:1 says…
“O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth.”
It underscores the fact that Jeremiah 17:5-10 is in play here when people agree with the ill-fated position of admitting homosexuals into the ranks of the Joint College. I doubt if there is going to be a course change. Anything is possible though, because the Lord loves people and He wants His people to repent and remember Him as the only One that will bring legitimacy, provided, they turn from their wicked ways.
Just reading verse 5…
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord.”
According to Vine’s Expository Dictionary of OT Words, the word “curse” in his commentary said, “God alone truly “curses.” It is a revelation of His justice, in support of His claim to absolute obedience. Men may claim God’s “curses” by committing their grievances to God and trusting in His righteous judgment (cf. Psalm 109:26-31).”
Why is this reference so important?
Because anytime you trust in a man to bring you legitimacy, you distrust God.
When you have a group of people “agreeing” with sin, there is the problem.
It’s an “eyes wide shut” moment.
Jesus said, “…Seeing they may see and not perceive…”
Like a fish looking at the worm, not seeing the hook. Bait is designed to catch fish for dinner, and these people do not realize that they are on the menu.
The question again is simple.
What’s at stake here?
If a course change never happens, we are witnessing another institution fall to the demonic agenda of LGBT. It is their desire to destabilize and delegitimize Christ and His true church.
For me and others that follow the Word of God, this is an easy one.
The rebuke is issued.
I condemn and vehemently rebuke those that exalt man above Jesus. I condemn and vehemently rebuke all who claim to be in Christ, yet openly practice the sin of homosexuality or any Secret Sexual Sins.
Many would like for those that say something to go away and just pray for them. Believe me, since coming out of the sins of sexual immorality myself (watching porn and masturbation), it’s been my prayer from jump street. But every so often, we read about more perverseness and silliness. How church leaders continue to openly violate the Word of God and live in deep hypocrisy.
The worse kind of preacher is a hypocritical preacher. Especially when they planned it all along. In that case, it’s not hypocritical. It’s plain deception with apostasy written on the wall.
Many will say, we should just walk in love about it and let Jesus handle it.
Another tactic to silence the truth.
It’s like knowing that the bomb is coming and we let it go when we could have done something.
Romans 13:12-14 tells us that “The night is far spent, the day is at hand…”
More foolishness is coming and the Joint College is just a start of things to come.
The strings of the LGBT puppet masters are firmly in place in the leadership of the Joint College, unless they revoke the credentials issued to O.C. Allen, and reinstate their unequivocal support and pledge their full unadulterated compliance to the Joint College’s statement against allowing people captured by the sin of homosexuality to seek any office therein.
Until then, no longer legitimate and without credibility, the Joint College is another casualty of war, and this time, it’s a very big prize in the trophy case of church institutions captured by the devil.
And that, without any fight. The Joint College just took a dive.
You wonder if a “Gamaliel” would rise up and speak some sense into the minds of these people. Someone that has a little wisdom to offer a Biblical course change before it is too late.
Alas. More ministers, their ministries, churches, and whatever denominations that are left, may capsize when the storm of sinful pressure from the now spiritually acceptable church leaders of the brand name LGBT puppet masters.
My only question is that since O. C. Allen is already an ordained bishop, why don’t he make up his own insignia and start his own sin-filled denomination? Or, was it his intention all along to do it and he needed some form of legitimacy so that when he is ready, he will make his move. Just imagine a whole denomination of homosexual churches under his leadership?
Could this be part of the sexual immorality that may swallow the deceived, the very elect?
The infiltration by way of compromise is over.
Perhaps a new tactic will emerge. Only a matter of time. It may be time for a massive frontal assault and those that are not prepared to fight may not make it.
But the Bible says…
“Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
As the late John Osteen once said…
“The devil’s best is not enough!”
I might add….Because we serve a God that is more than enough!