My daughter received an invitation from Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, LI, pastored by Donnie McClurkin regarding the 10th annual NYCALL. This invitation was very unusual because we haven’t heard anything about this from previous years. However, the Lord does keep things from us until it is time. He invited the pastors for a Vision Casting Dinner to share his vision on reaching the lost. So my wife and I went to Freeport, NY to see what this was about.
I’m glad my lovely wife joined me because no one would believe what we heard.
Pastor Donnie, as you well know, is one of the most prolific gospel music singers in the world, but he has a very powerful testimony.
My wife and I didn’t know what to expect but he shared a powerful message that pretty much summed up where we are spiritually in the United States.
Before I share this, let me say that when you come with speculation and leave with confirmation, you need to reassess what is happening and where the Lord is leading.
During the 2012 election, Pastor McClurkin was asked to be a part of the festivities for president Barak Obama. As far as I am concerned, this was staring at me in the face because anytime you are asked to do something for this president, it will require a compromise as big as the universe. However, as Pastor McClurkin shared what happened that because of his deliverance from the sin of homosexuality and his Biblical stance against the sin of homosexuality, that doors that were once open, were closed.
Pastor Donnie also shared that he was invited to be on a panel on NBC. As soon as the LGBT people heard that Pastor Donnie would be there, they forced NBC to disinvite him because of his powerful testimony of his deliverance of the sin of homosexuality by the grace of God. They threatened to pull the funding and that’s what forced them to disinvite Pastor Donnie.
When you hear these things on radio and television, it’s powerful. However, when you see the testimony up front and personal, you can see a lot more in terms of the personal conviction.
One thing that sticks with me about preaching is that for African American’s we have somehow, mastered the delivery of a homily with such mastery of the emotions that sometimes, if you are not careful, this is all showmanship.
When you see the person, there can be a mask in all that we do. In all actuality, it’s not who we are in front of people that reveal who a person is. It is who we are when we are by ourselves that reveal who we really are.
Only God, the devil, the angels, the devil’s angels, and the vast cloud of witnesses in heaven that really know who we are, except when we lay ourselves bare before people on earth.
Now at the dinner, Pastor Donnie, laid it on the table, as far as his former life as a homosexual. He used a key word.
Not many pastors want to be transparent with their lives because many pastors want to keep their sexual lives a secret. There is only one reason why a person wants to keep his or her sexual sins a secret.
To continue in sin while preaching righteousness before the people.
Pastor Donnie used another key word.
At this point he got my attention.
At first, I thought that he would stick to the script to describe what was to happen about the NYCALL, and to a certain point, he did, but the anointing came upon him. I call it the grace of God. The grace to share his life of homosexuality is what stood out.
Then he revealed another key word.
Now I was trying to understand the moment and it didn’t take long that God is addressing these issues and it is reaching the places where people need to pay attention.
If that wasn’t enough, Pastor Donnie used another key word that sealed the deal.
Sunday past (06/02/2013), at Prevailing Word, I preached on 1 Corinthians 6:11, you can watch it on UStream.
“And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of our God.”
Pastor Donnie didn’t use this Scripture, but he did use the word….
When he said that word, I lit up on the inside.
My wife and I tried to contain ourselves because it was like we were hearing Sunday’s message being preached. Only, it was Pastor Donnie doing the preaching, not me.
It was confirmation that what was started by the Spirit of God about EX GAY AFFIRMING CHURCHES was the will of God.
So, the Bible says, “Out of the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”
So, EX GAY AFFIRMING CHURCHES is established.
Yes, Pastor McClurkin went further and said that he was an ex gay.
Yup, you heard me right.
Pastor Donnie then tied it up that whenever God is about to do something it is always after there is an attempt to snuff out in mass, the children.
When Moses was birthed, prior to this, man was in such a state of sin that God would bring a someone in to deliver. The name Moses means, “drawn from water.” Pastor Donnie described the fact that “right under the devil’s nose,” God would hide who He wills to use them to deliver.
So it was with Jesus. When Jesus came on the scene, even with the star in the sky and the shepherds following, the devil couldn’t find Jesus. Jesus was birthed “right under the devil’s nose.”
Pastor Donnie didn’t mention this, but both times, these occurrences took place. Once in Egypt and again outside of Egypt, but The Lord God would send an angel to Joseph to hide Jesus and Mary in Egypt until Herod died.
“Right under the devil’s nose.”
The devil has been trying to kill children by way of abortion and the sin of homosexuality.
Just recently, I watched two videos of teachers and gays instructing in the acceptability of the sin of homosexual marriage. Yes, we are seeing the systematic indoctrination of the sin of homosexuality in the BSA and our public schools.
We see it every day.
Pastor Donnie mention Kirk Franklin getting hammered about the sin of homosexuality, but just today 06/04/2013, Brother Lonnie Poindexter passed a video by way of Pastor DL Foster of a radio interview of Kirk Franklin sharing on homosexuality and Franklin failed miserably, to be consistent.
It was like watching a basketball player, like John Starks, trying to make 13 three pointers, and miss them all. Shots that you were supposed to make. Layups that you are supposed to make, and miss them all.
Let me pause and tell you. This is what LGBT loves. When pointed questions about same sex marriage are deliberately asked and there is wavering on the issue from people that are supposed to be solid in the Bible.
Here is the link…..http://youtu.be/QMc4kHfV7gc
But here is where the church need to show up as a united church. This is the one thing that Pastor McClurkin shared time and again that we need to be united as a church to have a powerful effect on the world. So far, we are so discombobulated that we can turn on each other on a doctrinal issue.
We could argue, all day about healing, tongues, and water baptism, and souls will pass us going to hell.
The Lord birthed a powerful example.
Just recently The Lord inspired an idea to counter “gay affirming churches.” In NYS alone, there are over 486 gay affirming churches. Just read the blog before this one and go to the “Overcomer’s Network” for details.
To show that we are unified in purpose against the agenda of LGBT to reduce the true church down to an insignificant pile of rubbish, The Lord is calling us to unite and show ourselves strongly in opposition to gay affirming churches.
We are witnessing some defining moments in church history where only those that understand the “coming into the unity of faith” is the only thing that matters. If we preachers could just throw away our savior cape and settle for a towel and serve, perhaps we can make a dent in our communities.
When church becomes all about a leader, you have signed their death certificate.
Pastor Donnie shared that he was in Africa and India where half a million to 1.2 persons came hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Donnie shared (sarcastically) that in a “God fearing” nation like the United States, you may never see the results like that which was seen in third world nations.
Over there, signs, wonders, and miracles.
Over here, almost nothing.
It reminds me of a story in the book of Mark when The Lord Jesus came to a city and He could there do no mighty work, except He laid His hands on a few sick folk with minor ailments and left for another city.
Because of their unbelief.
So it is the same here in the United States. The media and our unwillingness to admit that we are maimed, blind, and miserable. The church is tied between the posts, and our eyes are gouged out by watching more television than watching God.
And we wonder why we are in the mess that we are in. We are ineffective as a church because we haven’t recognized that “Ichabod” is firmly stamped on our church doors, and when I mean church doors, I am not talking about the house of worship.
Look at your heart as the door that The Lord, at one time, was knocking on, and you wouldn’t let Him in. For some of you, He walked away because you refused Him entrance. But before He left, He did leave a memento.
“I once was allowed here, but you have another lord. I leave you this memento…..ICHABOD!!!!! For My glory has departed!”
Reading the first 3 chapters of the book of Revelation is confirmation of the fact that when there is no repentance, the candlestick is removed and the messenger is judged. The candlestick represents illumination, light, revelation. When the light goes, there is no longer any redemptive revelation and the house is dark.
The Lord has no place because the devil has place.
Paul said, “nor give place to the devil.”
The very person that we are to keep out, has full residence. In some lives, it’s not squatters rights the devil has. It’s full residency.
It’s called “Resident Evil.”
This is why it is easy for local churches to become gay affirming churches. We have no backbone against the interrogation tactics of the devil, and as long as we shout, jump, have a good ol’ time in church, the devil is not nervous. In some “religious services” as Pastor Donnie mentioned, is where all sorts of sexual immorality is taking place with seemingly no hesitation and with impunity. Our worship services is no different that a sex orgy before the throne of satan.
We need to take a lesson from the Tower of Babel. As long as they were able to communicate as one voice, with one mind, and with one heart, nothing would get in their way. Except what they were doing was for perverted purposes, but there is a place where we can come to be of one mind.
When we pray to the Lord in the beauty of holiness. When we seek the Lord together as one Body in Christ.
As Paul shared, “endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”
Wherever you are, join up with a group of pastors and their churches. Throw aside your doctrinal differences. The only doctrine that matters is the gospel of Jesus Christ. As long as we are divided, as Jesus said, and as Pastor Donnie reiterated, we cannot stand.
Obviously, compromised church will not join up because of their thirst for sin, but The Lord is calling the Body to come together. You can repent of sin and receive forgiveness, then join up. We can’t have light and darkness abide in the house at the same time. Come into the light, as John said, and we can have fellowship, one with another.
Don’t just sit there to wait for somebody else to do it. And stop being scared.
“God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
Stop leaving it up to someone else to get the job done. Get up and hook up.
Move from the sidelines and get to the front lines.
As Pastor Donnie McClurkin said….“Gays are organized, the abortion industry is organized, but the church is disorganized.”
We simply refuse to come together.
The time is now, no hesitation.
Get up, let’s get together, and let’s get to work!
Please be advised that no affiliation, association, or connection in any way, shape, or form with Perfecting Faith Church, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, and NYCALL and EX GAY AFFIRMING CHURCHES, And Prevailing Word Ministries, with Pastor Fred Rochester exists.
Any such connection perceived by the readers of this blog must conclude that such connections never existed. Any observations regarding NYCALL is soley that of Pastor Fred Rochester, subject to corrections as deemed appropriate.