Do we really know what it means?
Do we really have a clue?
I watched a video that was posted on FB that was disturbing.
A group of pastors sitting around discussing the sin of homosexuality, how sin is all in their churches. And they have compromised, capitulated, and conceded defeat to the devil.
THE DEVIL IS A LIAR!!!!!
One said that if weren’t for homosexuals, there would be no music. Another said, that he didn’t have a problem with homosexuals in leadership so long as they were “repentant.” Another said that this sin is from the pulpit to the door. One pastor kept using the word “slip or slipped up.”
We’ve gone from an Eddie Long train wreck, to mistake, to slip up. When will we call it sin? Because sin demands repentance, confession, forsaking or laying aside sin, forever.
Filled with a lying spirit, heretical Carlton Pearson said that if homosexuals don’t come to church the church would be empty.
Well at least the church would be clean.
What kind of stupidity is that?
HERE’S IS WHY?
There is no conviction of the Holy Spirit. Get it? HOLY SPIRIT.
Holy Spirit left an unholy place.
If you are comfortable with sin, you are uncomfortable with God and His convicting Word.
Let me point something out. God wants all sinners, practicing sinners to come to the church but not to be comfortable with their sin.
With carnal sinners this is what happen in our churches; you to upchuck vomit and then eat it again. And then upchuck the same vomit and eat it again, sometimes smiling.
Turn from your wicked ways. He didn’t say keep on turning.
As I was talking with my brother in the Lord, Pastor Darren Butler, of International Good News Fellowship, both he and his lovely wife, Pastor Patricia Butler are the pastors there and by the way, it’s rare to find a pastor who happens to be a holy, sanctified, consecrated, married, music minister.
He said when the world takes one step forward, the church takes three steps backwards. Any way he started talking about hell. And it struck me further that the church is off message.
“There is no fear of God before their eyes””,” the Bible says as Pastor Roger Jamison would quote.
They think hell is comfortable. Hell is nothing but torment that awaits them. We warn them that hell is not a comfortable place.
It burns with fire and brimstone forever. Wickedness was paid for at the cross on the body of Jesus. His sacrifice is the only sacrifice that will save a person from hell.
They are not convicted of sin.
This sort of concession is the very thing that must be avoided.
Just because the people fail to live according to the Word it doesn’t mean that the Word failed.
A spirit, a lying demonic spirit entered their mouths and they are now lying devils like a dog by the fire place. You can’t confront sin because some of them look like they are in the sin themselves. If not homosexuals themselves, they are definitely in some form of self gratification, fornication, masturbation situation.
SAY IT OUT OF YOUR MOUTH….I HATE SIN! TELL THE DEVIL THAT YOU HATE SIN. YOU HATE WICKEDNESS. YOU HATE EVIL. YOU HATE THE DEVIL!!!!!!
BUT I LOVE GOD. I LOVE RIGHTEOUSNESS. I LOVE PURITY. I LOVE SANCTIFICATION. I LOVE HOLINESS.
I wonder how they would exegete John 5:14, 8:11, Romans 6:12-14, 1 John chapters 1 and 2, and James 4:4.
It seems that not one of these so called pastors had their Bibles. No one opened up the Scripture to see what the Word said. Not one of them.
You know what is next?
I REBUKE THEM AND VEHEMENTLY CONDEMN THEIR FALSE JUSTIFICATION FOR ACCEPTING THE SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY AND EVERY OTHER SIN TO HAVE SAFE HAVEN IN THE HOUSE OF GOD.
They were wise in their own eyes.
I don’t know how recent the video was made but these pastors were pastoring churches in the Tidewater area of Virginia or it’s vicinity. If you know anything about the Tidewater area, it’s Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach.
If you are in the Tidewater area, AVOID THEM LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!
You think I am joking. Click this link….http://youtu.be/oiAx6ingTTM
For the most part, we know that at the beginning, when sin was introduced, Adam and Eve never repented. All they had were excuses.
Sin by Adam and Eve:
Adam and Eve: Oh oh. We naked, let’s cover ourselves. Oh man…what are we gonna do… God is coming…quick, let’s hide over there.
God: Adam, where are you? Who told you that you were naked?
Adam: “The woman You gave me.”
Eve: “The serpent beguiled me.”
The devil had no excuse.
He left the serpent to be punished but we know in ear shot, the Lord made sure that the devil got his in Genesis 3:15.
In all of this, there is only remorse and excuses.
Not even a hint of “godly sorrow that works repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted…”
There is no other way to deal with sin.
People caught in the grips of sin are always looking for a loop hole to continue in sin but there is no loop hole when it comes to sinning against the Lord. Yet, we try so hard to make a way to find a place where we can sin and make God accept it.
God is merciful but God isn’t stupid.
God is gracious but He isn’t stupid.
There are many people that call me and several other people “Pharisaical.”
Or that we are “self righteous.”
For 33 years, I committed the sin of masturbation. For 10 of those years, from 1998 to 2008, I was a porn addict that intensified the fuel and fire of sexual addiction in my flesh. Since the call of God upon my life on Saturday, September 7th, 1979 till 2009, the sin of masturbation dominated me.
And because I made provision of the flesh by returning to the vomit, masturbation relapse occurred. It’s because I was stupid and didn’t apply the Scriptures. Then the Lord said to me, Remember to “put it all together.” Love Me and hate sin. And you will never sin that sin again.
Put it all together means put what you heard from God to work on all cylinders.
Level one sex addict.
Guilty as charged.
Entering the pulpit, was a pastor that couldn’t repent but found a way to abuse God and His grace.
You can’t preach about holiness with lust in your heart.
You won’t preach about holiness because you can’t. So since you can’t preach about holiness, you cannot expect the people to live holy. So they enter the church and are comfortable about it. You know that your sin is safe because the pastor’s sin was safe.
I never really preached on righteousness, except the perverted way of connecting walking in righteousness with prosperity ONLY, not with pleasing the Lord in walking in holiness, which is complete separation from living the way the world walks.
Righteousness is not about a reward system for being a good child of God.
Righteousness is about standing right with God. Righteousness is about right thinking of God. Righteousness is about relating rightly with God in spirit and in truth. In unbroken fellowship with God. Not on the level of Adam but on the level of how Jesus relates with the Father.
The relational revelation of the Father and Son is an eternal example of what the Lord desired in man.
You can be in the world but not of the world. Jesus proved that point (see Luke 4:1-13, 2 Corinthians 5:21 and Hebrews 2:17-18, 4:12-16).
When you repent and break free of these things, the power of God is always there. Not to enter sin again but to help me to be free from it forever.
It’s just that I never repented.
My sexual needs were more important than the God of my salvation.
My love for masturbation and lusts of the flesh drove my every move.
I didn’t care about how God felt because my needs were more important than His will.
What was important was that I got off.
Excuse after excuse fueled my passion for fulfilling the desires of the flesh and the mind. This hypocrisy was going to end one way or another. Either in continuation of ministry in righteousness or in Pharisaical hypocrisy.
So if anyone wants to call me a Pharisee, call me one because my righteousness didn’t exceed the ones the Lord Jesus talked about. If you are going to call me a Pharisee, call my one because I was a hypocrite. But if you are going to call me a Pharisee, it can’t be because I now live the truth about the Word of righteousness and now can command with all true Biblical authority people to repent and leave their sin behind according to Hebrews 12:1.
Recently, the accusation of being a Pharisee was a clear indication to me that when you are dealing with exposing sin, you will be called some things that make you scratch your head. Peter did say do not be surprised when you are persecuted because of doing right. Never suffer persecution as a murderer or thief.
When you are dealing with sin and repentance, preachers are held to a higher standard.
There are many pastors that watch many people come to church in search for help. Deliverance from SSA, adultery, fornication, pornography, masturbation, bisexuality, and fetishes of a sexually perverted nature. There were stories of women that were in adulterous relationships with their pastors and they refuse to break away. They know that they were home wreckers but they never find the place to repent and break the soul tie.
Their supposed world of love and connection to a male was more important than being connected to God. And fearing a disconnection, it would plunge them into the despair they seemingly came out of. The fear of loneliness and the feeling of low self esteem because they believe the lie of unattractiveness, pressures them to pursue an “anointed” man of God.
First, it is sin. God is grieved.
Second, never mind your personal needs. You hurt God.
Your needs is your needs, but God was violated. You need to start by repenting. Then to make your repentance real, pack your things and leave that pastor or whoever. Shacking up has nothing to stand on and is unjustified.
Sin can never be justified.
Sin will cause you to bust hell wide open.
Your needs take a back seat to the heart of God and His Word.
You were not created for your personal pleasures. You were created for His pleasure because Revelation 4:11 says, “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by your will they exist and were created.”
We were created at the pleasure of the Lord.
In the book of Ezra, the nation of Israel came out of captivity and they brought foreign wives with them. The men were told to put them out. The recognized that they needed to put God above their needs and feelings.
The foreign women were put out.
To please God, there are things that you got to put out to make things right with God if your repentance is going to be real.
The rules of experiencing the power of redemption always begin with recognizing that you hurt God.
You violated the Word of God for sin is lawlessness. You took advantage of the grace of God and revolved. You weren’t serious about breaking free. You were just trying to find peace from the conscious fact that you sinned.
That’s why He put it in the Word of God because no matter how many ways you come up to try to have it your way and disregard God’s way, what is going to stand at the end of the day is three things.
1. God is faithful to His Word.
2. God never changed.
3. God never lied.
That’s why man is always trying to discredit the Word because if you can discredit the Word, you can discredit God but at the end of the day, the Bible stays the same.
The God of the Bible and the Bible was here before us and they will be here, should Jesus tarry, after us.
Today, we see the same thing.
We see that error was done and people are forced to render an account or act so big to repent.
We look to excuse our way out instead of repent.
Does this sound familiar JCAAPB?
When the earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus was about to take place, John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ, the “Elijah” that was to come both heralded the message.
We rarely hear this in our pulpits because we preachers are scared to tell people that they need to repent. In a nutshell, repent means, to turn. But what we have done is that we are provided elasticity to repentance.
We look at one portion of Scripture and we say, “It says this but I don’t think it means that.”
Since when we are allowed to change the meaning, the contexts, the way the word “repent” is used in the Bible?
Who in the world do we think we are?
Granted, we all have sinned or fall short of the mark but when you hear preachers and pastors sit around and expand the definition of repentance, we are in trouble.
In Matthew 15, the Lord said that the Pharisee changed the commandment because of their traditions. In other words, they decided that since the commandment is a problem. The spiritual leadership refused to enforce the commandment of the law and people were allowed to sin at will because the priests refused to do the law themselves.
Evidence was the message that the Lord preached in Matthew 13 in that He called them hypocrites. Living one way and intentionally living in sin.
For repentance to be real this is the benchmark of repentance.
“He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever CONFESSES (1 John 1:9) and FORSAKES (Hebrews 12:1) them will have mercy (Hebrews 4:16).
They don’t preach this stuff like they used to.
But the Lord is raising up Course Changers that will not flinch or capitulate. Who will not bow their knee to Baal. Who will stand to please God and be true to Him at all times in unbroken fellowship.
Are You One?