TO NYC: The Church, NYC, and Mayor Bloomberg
It is an act of mercy for God to spare a city with many of His people, worshipping the Lord. Every Sunday, thousands of people in NYC, rise early to seek Him.
Yet, on Sunday and during the week, millions don’t.
The political leadership in New York has been very harsh against the church. New York State, the Empire State, is acting just like its name.
The Empire State.
And as with all empires, they come to a tragic end. No amount of wealth, influence, and affluence can stop what must inevitably come should the church fail to repent.
The Lord has been gracious and kind to NYC.
Since 1996, terrorists have come to wreak havoc on this city.
There is no other reason for it except that God has warned the church in NYC to get clean and pray. I’ve concluded that based on the Scriptures, whenever the church or the righteous live below God’s requirement of righteousness and true holiness, the results is the same as it was in the OT.
The judgment of the Lord comes.
When there is no fear of God before our eyes, we can’t expect anything less than the displeasure of the Lord. Just recently, we’ve experienced an earthquake. Yet, people just turn over in the beds or continued as if it was no big deal.
Disobedience of His children attracts the correction or chastisement of the Lord (see Hebrews 12:1-17).
The church, for years, has declined in potency. Look in the book of Acts chapter one, and the Lord instructed that the church spread out. The church stayed in Jerusalem. In Acts chapter 8, persecution came and the church spread out. That’s right. The Lord allowed persecution to come to the church because the church failed to obey the Word that the Head of the Church gave in the first chapter of Acts.
We are seeing the terrorists return as a reminder but the church is not paying attention. We are still living like the world. We still have adulterous and fornicating hypocritical preachers assume the pulpit and live wretched lives while handling the Word of God.
We are seeing preachers turn coat and defect into homosexuality, announcing their “conversion to perversion.”
We are still seeing homosexual men play piano, keyboard, and organ before the people that come to church and their sexually laced emotions took the place of holiness. We are seeing adulterous affairs of church leaders become so common that it is normal and expected. We are still seeing whores in the church; sexually immoral women tempt and pervert the church. We are still seeing Jezebel rise to take over local churches, trash married pastor’s wives, and assume great power in these places as high priestess of sexual immorality.
In the secret lives of pastors, they are watching porn and masturbating regularly.
Many of which are level one sex addicts.
Terrorism is not an act against the ideology of America, “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.”
Prophetically, terrorism is the judgment of God. Along with terrorism, the financial judgment of God is also in the church and upon this nation.
When a nation insists on perverting the right ways of the Lord (see Proverbs 14:34), America is now the “Land of the Bound and Home of the Timid.”
Many of today’s prominent preachers will not say what this season is about. That’s because with blind eyes, all they see is just people with issues and problems and they need just a little “coaching or mentoring.”
They see these people come to their churches with magnificent money issues and they “motivate” them to be a better “You.”
You can have your best year yet! You go to their seminars, conferences, and meetings. You are told lofting things about your purpose, or to be “purpose driven.”
Yet, you are driven far from God. You are worshipping you. Your lips talk so much about God but your heart fails to know HIm.
And these preachers are preaching the best sermons in town but they dare not address homosexuality, same sex marriage, porn, masturbation, bisexuality, bestiality, and all the abominable perversions of our day. They fail to discern the times as the days of Noah and Lot.
Yet, many of them fail to correct the perilous path that they are on.
The pride that is in their hearts refuse to heed the warning signs and sadly, they will never turn. Many of these pastors and preachers are in the ditch and cannot get out because if they lose their popularity and let Jesus be Lord, they would lose all that they’ve accomplished.
Seats would be empty and many saints that were preached to about their sins will never return because of “church hurt.”
The church “hurting” carnal people about their sinful lifestyle.
The acts of terror is the hand of the Lord lifted up off the city.
Since 9/11, there has been successful deterrence and thwarting of terror acts against this city.
For the righteous’ sakes. God is hearing the cry of His people.
And no, the unrighteous is not His people. They are beneficiaries of His protection, thanks to the prayers, seen and unseen, of the righteous. Because “the Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering towards us, God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (see 2 Peter 3:9).
In Yankee Stadium, since 9/11, they sing God Bless America, beer in hand, and drunk with the wine of the world. With the organ blaring, it sounds like they were in church. But we all know that if you do not know the Lord, you are not a part of His church.
To qualify to know the Lord and to be a part of His church, you must receive Jesus as Lord and forsake sin forever (see John 3:3).
How long will this continue?
God’s protection on NYC, since 9/11, is a an act of His mercy.
Admittedly, when 9/11 hit, I did not think one moment about the judgment of God. I too, thought that it was just an attack on America by terrorism. How naive I was. The recessions, the economy, the unemployment. All these things were happening and I didn’t have a clue as to what was happening.
Then after while, it was concluded that the judgment of the Lord is in the nation because the church failed to do it’s job. To live holy and speak into the issues with the Word of God.
As a result, compromise has overrun the church and we can no longer speak morally because of our own immorality.
But when you thumb your nose at the righteous God, the record against you will surely be brought to bear against you.
In NYC, Mr. Mayor, when you introduce lewd pamphlets of homosexuality to children, when you put into effect the morning after pill to suppress teen pregnancy numbers, it is a diabolical plot to usher in more unrighteousness.
Over 11 years ago, I was there in Harlem, when, as Candidate Bloomberg came to a small local church to solicit the support from pastors. He arrived and we prayed for him that God would give him wisdom to run NYC. Little did we know that such requests would work against the pastors years later.
We do not know how long NYC, the political empire of empires and its authorities will be able to avert judgment, but saints of God, now is not the time to walk drunk in the world. It is time to be sensitive to the voice of the Spirit of God because when the judgment hits, many will not make it. Saints included. Pray that you stay sensitive.
For all who read this. Only the holy saints of the Most High God will avoid what is to come (see Romans 13:12-14).
The harm that will come is not because the terrorists hate Americans but they are allowed to come, and do harm because of the unrighteous ways of the church in NYC.
As long as the church fails to respond to the Lord, the hand of the Lord is lifted. Should whatever come comes, just remember that this could have been avoided.
Stop sinning against the Lord. Stop taking for granted His grace. Stop living like the world. Stop agreeing with wicked politicians. Stop voting for unrighteousness. Stop harboring sin and giving sin a safe haven in the church. Stop being a coward and running from spiritual conflict. Not from intercessory prayer but in the place where people would much rather be silent, which gives the politicians permission to pass legislation and propose policy to harm the people of God.
As long as the church walks proudly like it hasn’t sin, we will see a further erosion of the spiritual attitude of the church. The politicians and authorities have enjoyed considerable protection. However, it is limited. Man believes that he can keep this going. Protecting the citizens of NYC.
But here is a word from the Lord to NYC and Mayor Bloomberg in Psalm 33:13-22
“The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth; He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works.
No king is saved by the multitude of an army; a mighty man is not delivered by great strength. A horse is a vain hope for safety; neither shall it deliver any by its great strength. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy, to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him. Because we have trusted in His holy name. Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, just as we hope in You.”
A word for the church in NYC.
2 Corinthians 6:14-18, 7:1.
You have lived in sin long enough. Your days as Capernaum are similar. Your rise to the heights have come to a close. Your pastors are no longer as holy as you think. The house is no longer a house of prayer but a den of thieves. The level of rebellion is similar to that of Israel in the days of Hophni and Phinehas. Your eyes are dim and there is no redemptive revelation from God. The famine of the Word is in the house. The right ways of the Lord are perverted. Great abominations abide in the temple. As the shackles of the bound remain on the saints as they come into the building that houses the church, they remain as they go. Going in and coming out, bound in heavy chains. Coming in, they are bound by the devil and no one looks to free them. With great emotions, their praise and their worship sounds like heaven but their hearts harbor hell. They turn to Me, the fountain of life for a brief sip of living water and in detest, they spit out that which is holy. They abhor the drink of eternal fountains but buy by the gallon of the wine of the world. They sit and are satisfied but the hangover intensifies. Yet, they love demons more than they love Me. Oh, how they hate the righteous ways of the Lord. Oh, how they hate Me, even while they sing “I Love The Lord.” But the days are approaching, says the Lord, where I will gather My true flock and My true shepherds into everlasting habitations wherein righteousness dwell. In a blink of an eye, they shall see Me, and the terror of wrath shall fill the streets. Such as never been seen before. The wrath of my displeasure will be poured out in great measure. The sound of the trumpet, once it is given, will usher in great pain. Do not long for these days. Do no long for it because once My wrath is pour out, there is no turning back.
Take heed, My people, for the time is short.