So Jamal Bryant, you are back in the news.
But it’s not about BLM, Ferguson, or with Farrakhan.
Once again, allegedly in bed with a woman whom you’ve allegedly impregnated and had the nerve to tell the mother to abort the child.
Well, it’s no surprise.
Due to possibly the potential for litigation, he is closed mouth about the facts. This is to be expected. If adultery/fornication didn’t occur, if there is no child matching his DNA, and if the paternity tests are determined to be false (if it is determined to be false), then there is nothing to hide and there would be no ambiguity.
If a woman accused me of fathering a child, my instant reaction without a lawyer would be to present facts that can’t be denied. And then tell them to be prepared for a countersuit that will cost you dearly. Or worse, not bring a countersuit and let the Lord handle the situation.
Or as my enemy, I pray for you, bless you, and forgive you.
The latter is preferred because in innocence you have no ill will for those that are sent by the devil to destroy your life, marriage, and ministry.
At this point it is alleged but there’s reason to believe that his attorney urged him not to divulge details. Possibly and potentially because of litigation. On the other hand, it is possible for the cry of wolf to be assumed.
It has happened before that women lie and conceive many non factual situations to force a man to capitulate into relationships. If he refuses to enter into a relationship after it is determined that the child is his, she goes for his paycheck, and financially destroys a man when he refuses.
That’s why the book of Proverbs is a Men’s Meeting Book for foolish, gullible, boneheaded above the waist and below the waist men that can’t maintain their sexual discipline.
The first 8 chapters is about wisdom to avoid the sexually, loud, emotionally unstable, harlot, dress as and act like whores, contentious, and crafty women.
Running from his responsibilities, he works “under the books” so that his SSN doesn’t trigger automatic court ordered garnishments for child support.
This is nothing new.
But let’s say that what she is saying and doing is true.
If the case is solidly against Bryant, first, there must be a call for him to step down from ministry but as with most men caught in adultery in the pulpit, far from happening because of pride in his heart (see 1 John 2:15-17).
Second, there must be limitless measures of accountability people to ensure that he gets help. Not to return to ministry, but to return to the Lord (if he ever knew the Lord to begin with).
Several years ago, 2008 to be exact, when I came out of the sin of porn and masturbation, the Lord told me that others will fall. And the list continues to grow.
Now, anyone that advocates killing a child to cover a pregnancy which occurred in the course of committing the sin of adultery and fornication is just as cold as David is by having Uriah killed to cover the pregnancy of Bathsheba.
Jamal Bryant advocates murder.
These Scripture comes to mind.
1 John 3:15 “Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”
Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”
Revelation 21:8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
Now it’s a matter of true repentance, not remorse.
But should Bryant not truly repent, those of you that follow his ministry, you have already made a decision to either stay or leave. For the most part, most of you have stayed.
2 Peter chapter 2 and Jude is your word of warning.
The mother of the child had enough sense not to commit another sin. Murder the baby. Her sin is just as grievous before the Lord.
Whoredom in the house of the Lord is just as evil and wicked.
Whether Jamal played her or she played him, it doesn’t matter who played who. What matters is that a gross sin was committed before the Lord and she doesn’t get a free pass for fornicating.
Ladies must be held accountable just as the men and not be given the benefit of the doubt. The Bible is clear about avoiding fornication or sexual immorality.
The Bible is clear about holiness for male and female.
So there is no free pass for the woman caught in the sin of fornication.
Just like Bryant, forgiveness and cleansing is extended, but this could have been avoided. All she had to do was walk away. Now if she planned all along to use her femininity to capture the heart of Jamal, it worked, but God was grieved in the process.
She got what she wanted, Jamal got what he wanted, and the devil got what he wanted.
But God didn’t get what He demanded.
Godly discipline resulting in genuine holiness without hypocrisy.
This is not the time to get mad at the messenger, for if there would be no mess, there would be no need for the messenger.
The call for her to repent and get it right before the Lord goes to her as well.
All it takes is humility of heart.
Now if she has done so, then she need to be consistent in her walk before God to never commit fornication again.
For the sake of her relationship with God and for her child, righteousness must be established as a lifelong goal, and to never forsake the Lord in disobedience to His Word.
Now to Bryant, we know how this will probably go.
You will refuse to repent because you’ve seen no reason to repent. Or you did “repent” BUT the juices to sin again are attacking you in your secret hidden from public life of porn and masturbation.
You are feeling remorse right now which is that you are sorry that you were caught and it is public knowledge.
Your Secret Sexual Sins are called out in the open according to Psalm 90:8 and Luke 12:2.
Real men of God would either abstain from sexual immorality or if they were caught in sexual immorality, look to regain a right relationship with God by finding stronger men of accountability to help you love the Lord again with all your heart.
This is done by walking away from ministry for the time established by your accountability people. In any time away from the pulpit, there is no hunger or desire to preach, minister, or any of that. Your sole goal is to love the Lord again with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.
You do not establish the rules of accountability. You do not set a date to return to the pulpit. You do not get to call the shots. Guest preaching and TV show hosting is postponed until you are restored in favor with the Lord and your accountability people note the real change in your heart.
For the length of your season away, you completely submit to random tough questioning of your sexual life. Your prayer and Word life. Your praise and worship life.
You avoid avoiding tough questions like….
“When was the last time you watched porn and masturbated?
When was the last time you prayed and sought the Lord for intimacy?
Are you growing in your relationship with the Lord?
Are you growing stronger to prevent yourself from touching yourself to arouse yourself sexually to masturbate?
Are you cutting off your right hand everyday in radical amputation to avoid sexual sins of the heart and eyes?
Have you plucked out your right eye in radical amputation to avoid filing in your mind sexually provocative pictures to file in your soul to mastubate off of later?
Have you employed fasting to help you subdue the urges and impulses of sexuality in your flesh?
Have you put to death and cut off the head of Goliath according to Colossians 3:5?
Are you gaining the victory by the help of the Hoy Spirit to seek God in the time of temptation to escape according to 1 Corinthians 10:13?
Is holiness developing in your life according to 2 Corinthians 7:1, Hebrews 12:14, and 1 Peter 1:15?
Your lack intimacy with God is identified in your lack of seeking fulfillment of intimacy in prayer to God. This is the well where you thirst again. At the bottom of all earthly wells is mud.
In the well of life, from top to bottom, there is nothing but clear fresh, living water to drink from.
But drinking from the well of sexual immorality, like the Samaritan woman at the well, you keep returning to the well. Never to be satisfied.
It’s time to drink living water from the Lord.
Leonard Ravenhill once said that “No man is greater than his prayer life.”
YOU must replace physical intimacy with intimacy with God in prayer.
Ed Cole once said “Prayer is intimacy with God.”
IF you have no prayer life, you are not intimate with God.
If you have a sexual immoral life, you are intimate with the devil.
Whenever you are ready Jamal Bryant, you can make a serious move to stop the madness raging in your flesh.
We expect victory from this moment on in Jesus.
Finally, if there is no repentance from either of them, and I expect the protective of sin crowd to cry foul for this open letter, read 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
“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. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”
It’s time to return to the true teaching of the Scriptures and reject the two stepping people and preachers have been doing in hypocrisy.