It’s amazing when you watch a well known celebrity lay hands on Bishop TD Jakes, and the Christian world declares that Tyler Perry can preach and he is anointed by God. Tyler Perry is a real man of God. He speaks about “our” issues and he’s real. He talks about what really goes on in church. Y’all better stop talking about Tyler Perry cause he’s for real.
Then, all of a sudden, what does happen in church, happens to him.
When you have someone that went through some stuff, pull up his boot straps, and make it, he could do no wrong.
We don’t mind these kinds of stories because it gives the rest of us hope that we can make it.
When you wear women’s clothing that is against the Scriptures (Deuteronomy 22:5), make movies that mock the true church of God, interweaving fact with fiction and call it real, and then lay hands on a Bishop, preach with no call of God on his life, and then celebrate a child out of wedlock, does these sins exemplify true Christian living that glorifies God?
Do not deceive yourselves.
Just because people fail the standard (Bible), it doesn’t mean that the standard (Bible) failed.
God’s grace is not just about cutting man some slack. It’s about bringing man’s sins to bear on his life, to cause man to recognize the goodness of the Lord, and to get it right. Grace gives man a chance to get it straight with God. Favor demands you get it straight before it is too late.
Romans 6:1 says, “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer in it (sin)?”
Haters of the Scriptures will never rightly divide the Word of truth on this issue.
It is no wonder that the Lord told me and others that this generation of believers is some of the worst ever on this planet.
This generation of believers live by Isaiah 5:20.
Folks, Jesus said you shall know them by their fruits.
In Matthew 7:15-20, the Lord Jesus said “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 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.”
A lot of carnal believing people will defend Scripturally indefensible positions. The “Judge not” crowd already came to his defense.
When it comes to sin, there is only two sides of the fence. You can’t stand on both sides, otherwise, you are an enemy of God according to James 4:4. You can’t be a friend of the devil and a friend of God at the same time. Love one and hate the other. “You cannot serve two masters,” said Jesus.
Paul said this in Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?”
There will be misguided immature people that will judge the Word of God that we share and call us Pharisees, holier than thous, talking about God’s anointed, putting your mouth on people and prophets.
Folks have a bad habit of distorting the truth so that their sins would not be exposed and brought to the light.
Jesus said this in John 3:18-21 “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
Fornication is not a work that is done in God. Righteousness is a work done in God.
One person posted on FB that “At least he didn’t have the child aborted. They should get married”
Sometimes, when people make these kinds of ill-advised ill-conceived statements, this is a deliberately conspired, vain attempt to cover the sin of fornication. Marriage and abortion after the child is conceived is the world’s way to cover their sin of fornication or adultery.
Sadly, over the years, professed believers have increasingly incorporated this act to cover sin.
God doesn’t appreciate that you are sewing fig leaves to cover your nakedness.
In fact, Yolanda Adams (Adams is not the woman that got pregnant) celebrated the coming of their bundle of joy.
I thought that sin was sin and sin is never to be celebrated. God never celebrated sin. The Lord God judged sin in the flesh of Jesus. Meaning that the Lord God sent His only Son to die for the sins of the world. The Lord Jesus didn’t die for our sins so that we could commit more sin.
God kicked sin out of heaven and sin will never return into the domain of God forever.
The Lord Jesus prayed the Lord’s Prayer and part of that prayer was, “Forgive us our debts or trespasses.” He also prayed “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Sin is not the will of God in heaven. It is the will of the devil on earth in unregenerate man and carnal believers that have yet to learn how to walk in total obedience to the Scriptures.
What we have seen in the Potters House with Tyler Perry and TD Jakes having hands laid on him is consistent throughout much of the Body of Christ. We excuse people from walking in genuine Christian maturity, and exchange it for performance and showmanship. In front of a crowd, we love to see people go ooh and ah when we say and do spiritually spooky things.
And some preachers Jesus would call, hypocrites, brood of vipers, and snakes.
When the show is over, reality continues.
No change when they come through the doors and no change when they walk out the doors.
Because leaders do not change.
The Lord Jesus died for our sins to free us from sin. While we are not perfect, and we never will be, we are expected to repent, ask God to forgive us our sins, and never sin again by walking in obedience to the Scriptures.
SO, this is not gossip.
Let’s define gossip.
Gossip is a “casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true:”
Since Tyler Perry announced that he fornicated and a child is produced out of wedlock, this is not gossip. The woman he fornicated with is not off the hook. She is guilty of sin just as Tyler Perry is guilty.
Since he has a following, many people will sadly follow suit and do the same. The spirit of fornication and adultery is heavy in the house of worship. Some pastors are not taking a stand by calling this a sin, but they are also celebrating the birth of a child. There is nothing against the child. I was born out of wedlock. The child is here and there is nothing that we can do about it, except call it what it is.
A child that is not born with the parents being a husband and wife before conception.
The Bible calls it “FORNICATION and ILLEGITIMATE.”
Illegitimate meaning that the conception happened outside of wedlock. The child is a legitimate child, no doubt.
He didn’t announce the fornication, just that he impregnated a woman that he is not married to.
The celebration begins.
This is true facts, not rumors.
Therefore, this is exposure.
Scriptures come to mind when you deal with fornicators.
Ephesians 5:11-13 “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”
Now there is a way for Tyler Perry and all other fornicators to get out of this. The only way out of this is to repent.
Repent means to change your mind or reconsider your ways.
Isaiah 55:6-7 says, “Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.”
So, let’s command them to repent and pray that they ask God to forgive them.
Forgiveness is only offered after a person repents of sin. The pattern is clear as to how God forgives sin.
Luke 17:1-4 is that pattern.