If we have learned anything from this, it’s what a preacher is not supposed to look or act like regardless of whether it is scripted, staged, or coached.
What people see in the pulpit ought to be consistent with what they see in the street or in their homes. Anything else and the gospel of Jesus Christ they preach about is a farce. Your preaching must line up with your living and your living must line up with your preaching. Otherwise you are a bald face liar and the worst of hypocrites the world has ever seen.
In fact, we need to distinguish ourselves from the portrayals the world offers.
The world knows where to find the Real Preachers Of JC but they will not bother with them because there is a level of conviction and holiness that these preachers are living in that will bring their sin up in unimaginable ways. In most cases, a holy man or woman of God will not have to say a word. Their life of power, prayer, and personal integrity is enough to cause them to think about their spiritual condition outside of Christ.
“A holy man (or woman) is an awesome weapon in the hands of a holy God.”
The world wants a compromised preacher. But The Lord wants a sold out, holy preacher who will stand for the truth of God’s Word, and will speak truth regardless of the cost.
Whether it is blown out of proportion or scripted, Preachers Of LA has opened up our eyes to see what The Lord really is demanding out of His preachers.
As some of you have seen and heard Preachers Of LA has caused a stir in the world of preachers.
Several things come to mind and it is obvious that people that support this will stand for it as opposed to the truth.
As G. Craige Lewis, of EX MINISTRIES pointed out, all reality tv is scripted to portray a particular theme. It is under false pretense that gives the appearance that this is the truth. However when you are dealing with the world, you are dealing with the system of the law of sin and death, under the ruler-ship of the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience.
Paul also said in 2 Corinthians 4:4 “in whom the god of this world has blinded, the minds of those who do not believe, unless the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
The goal of the enemy is to reduce the viability of the gospel by presenting a small percentage of preachers that live what I call, double agent lives.
Many preachers aspire to have what they have and will do everything to pursue it.
But thank God that there is a distinction. Remember, you are only seeing a small percentage of preachers living the way the Preachers Of LA are living.
Their justification for this is perverted. It is important for you to understand that the gospel of Jesus Christ isn’t about wealth and trusting in uncertain riches, fame, and fortune.
It is about winning the lost to The Lord Jesus Christ. We must also believe that this didn’t catch God by surprise. Just like David, Samson, Gehazi, the Sorcerer in the book of Acts called Simon, and many others that sinned.
Thank God that there are preachers that are legitimate. Called and graced by God to do the work of the ministry without fanfare and the false trappings of notoriety, and riches.
In Matthew 4:23-24 the Bible says,
“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon- possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.”
The word fame means “heard.” When the legitimate power of God is in operation, the fame of Jesus went around quickly. However, the sole purpose of the power of God is not just to minister to the needs of people, but to attract them back to The Lord so that people could repent of their sins.
Jesus said in Matthew 11:20-24 (NKJVS)
“Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent: “ Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.”
But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.”
As you could see, the reason for the gospel or good news of Jesus Christ is to draw men to repentance and faith towards God. Any other purpose is an aimless, selfish purpose. If we fail to preach the gospel in its purest form, then it is another gospel.
So when you look at shows of this nature, remember that you are not to throw every preacher under the bus and drive over them. Just know that there are hirelings and there are shenanigans, and that there are charlatans out there that will dupe you into thinking that Preachers of LA is real.
They are not real preachers. Real preachers would never “merchandise the anointing.” True, authentic, unadulterated preachers would never jeopardize the sanctity of the call of God upon their lives. Real preachers carry the weight of the voice of God that summoned them to the service of preaching the Word of God.
Real preachers live the gospel they preach. They seek no glory because the Bible says, in 1 Corinthians 1:29, “that no flesh should glory in His presence.”
The Amplified Bible says, “So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of The Lord.”
So the four “E’s” of ministry must be avoided.
When you seek after being one of the elite preachers, or the preeminence, you are asking to be exalted in pride like the devil. When you reach the false place of elitism, you feel empowered to do anything you want against all that righteousness and wisdom stands for. You enter the dragon of entitlement. You believe that you are entitled to everything, which leads you to expediency which means of an action convenient or practical although possibly improper or immoral.
You will entertain more thoughts and suggestion of evil and cross lines you said you would never cross. This leads into committing fornication and adultery. Homosexuality and bisexuality. Impregnating women in the church that are gullible to fall for your personality instead of falling on their faces to God.
When people are attracted to your personality they are worshipping you. That’s why it is important to have pure motives for ministry. Immoral women today do not care if you are married. All they care about is getting you. And when you lead them on as a pastor, you are violating your trust as a preacher.
With these things in mind, here are 27 things that qualifies a person as one being a PREACHER OF JC.
1. Saved by Grace.
2. Repented of sin.
3. Not a novice.
4. Never compromise the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
5. Heard the voice of God call them into the service.
6. Not hungry for money, notoriety, fame, or sexual immorality.
7. Full of the Holy Spirit, faith, honesty, and walks in integrity.
8. Has a good reputation outside the church.
9. If married, is happy, satisfied, faithful, and caring.
10. Takes care of the house BEFORE taking care of the church.
11. Quick to obey God and His Word.
12. Quick to disobey the devil and resist his temptations.
13. Quick to stand for Jesus and never fall for the wiles of the world.
14. Never compromise, maintains Biblical convictions.
15. Ready to witness and shares Jesus at every opportunity.
16. Live what they preach before they preach to others.
17. Never allows sin to dominate them.
18. Never quit praying and feeding on the Word of God.
19. Knows how to love the truth of God’s Word above everything else.
20. Always looking to do those things that please the Father.
21. Lives in holiness at great expense.
22. Knows how to be measurably transparent, walks accountable to God and man.
23. Gives God ALL the glory, honor, and praise.
24. Understands the dangers of sexual sins and avoids the secret life of perversion and hypocrisy.
25. Walks in love towards the people while loving God and His Word more.
26. Walks in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
27. Is a worshipper of the Father in spirit and in truth 24/7.
If you want to be a PREACHER OF JC – Jesus Christ, you must walk like Him. Otherwise, you are a Preacher of LAA, Lacking An Anointing.