It’s not just in Black people that go to these spiritual spooks. Almost all races are cursed with false profits. It’s not a misspell.
Many of you perhaps have fallen under the spell of false prophets.
As I was watching Brian Carn on The Word Network several months ago, he was on TV praying over “holy water.”
Folks, there is no water on earth that is holy. There is no power in water except where Dams have been built to harness its power to provide electricity for cities.
False prophets are counting on your stupidity and mock you at the end of the day.
When you hear spooky things like this, mixed with spiritually spooky music, it’s a signal to everyone to clear the building. But sadly, folk will stay in their seats and fork over thousands, perhaps even millions of dollars.
Proverbs 14:15 says “The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps.”
The word “simple” also means gullible.
Proverbs 22:3 says “A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.”
A fish will get caught for the frying pan only once but we have many who are the same fish in the Body of Christ that were caught many times. It’s not a rerun or a rewind. Over time they show up at these places, get that feeling, and then get duped, over and over again.
Several years ago, I was with my wife at the invitation of a friend, attending Michael Freeman’s Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
At the beginning, each of us paid $124 to attend the conference. I understand, to a certain extent, that you have to cover overhead costs for meetings. As long as it is reasonable. Especially if you are traveling long distances.
There are many pastors that feel the need to go to these conferences. My preference is that I don’t feel the need. If you desire to go, that’s your preference. So we do not need to condemn each other for going or not going.
As Paul said “Let each one be convinced in their own heart.”
However, I am finding that such leadership meetings are not all that necessary for me.
If you haven’t learned to be led by the Holy Spirit by now, you have no business leading others. Especially when you can’t hear God for yourself. And it’s no wonder you can’t hear from God. If you have a life of prayer in unbroken fellowship, eliminating or significantly reducing TV and Internet clutter, keeping yourself from known sexual and other sins, you should be able to hear from God regularly.
At the conclusion of Freeman’s Conference, they started to take up an offering for Michael Freeman. Literally thousands of dollars (received 5 figures at the end of it all) were flying all over the place.
I don’t remember anything significant that was taught there at Freeman’s Leadership Conference to this day. Usually, things stick out or sticks to the ribs of your spirit when you go to certain places that you will remember for years to come.
Instinctively, I smelled a BIG RAT.
I have to disclose that Michael Freeman didn’t initiate the taking up of the offering. It was initiated by other ministers potentially close or perhaps under his association as a covering under Michael Freeman’s ministry.
Michael Freeman never stopped them from giving.
Sadly, I observed the smile on his face. It wasn’t an “I’m flattered” kind of smile.
When you are associated, it is almost normal to watch the money fly.
Another reason why I don’t do church the way that people want you to do church.
I didn’t give another dime that day.
I paid $124 and that was all I was going to give.
It was the easiest personal payday Freeman probably ever had.
Folks, you are not obligated to give more than what is on your heart and as directed by the Lord. Plus, you have to guard your emotions. Emotional giving can ruin you. It is unfortunate that you get swayed to give more than what the Lord placed on your heart.
It’s worse when false preachers, pastors, prophets and teachers take advantage of moments that are emotionally high and drive people to empty their pockets, pocket books, and bank accounts.
Why does this happen?
The Body of Christ has the “spirit of covetousness” abiding in the hearts of many believers.
The false doctrine of the prosperity gospel opened the door for this mess.
Luke 12:15-21 is very clear. Colossians 3:5-7 is clear.
But very few in the Body of Christ is listening to and obeying the Word of God.
On the other hand, there are many sincere, genuine believers that is looking to the Lord for help.
Sometimes the help that they need is critical. Like a person dying of a terminal disease, severe financial hardships, loss of jobs, and other crisis situations.
The Bible is filled with many answers but the Body is full of false profits. It’s a correct spelling. A real prophet of God would never look to take advantage of anyone’s situation. In fact, every time God moves on our behalf, it’s an act of His goodness and graciousness.
Why would a man or woman proceed to “prophe-lie” over a person for financial gain?
Because they are filled with the devil and they are only looking to gain from your misfortune.
Just like the world does to its own. You buy a product and it fails. Or it never performs as advertised. In complete despair and disappointment, their condition is left unresolved.
This is one of the many reasons why people do not trust God because of false prophets that are misfits. In a very modest estimation, many of these false prophets are involved in some form of sexual immorality. Look at what Peter said.
2 Peter 2:1-3 “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.
And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.”
2 Peter 2:12-17 “But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption, and will receive the wages of unrighteousness, as those who count it pleasure to carouse in the daytime.
They are spots and blemishes, carousing in their own deceptions while they feast with you, having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin, enticing unstable souls. They have a heart trained in covetous practices, and are accursed children.
They have forsaken the right way and gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; but he was rebuked for his iniquity: a dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice restrained the madness of the prophet.
These are wells without water, clouds carried by a tempest, for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.”
When you see “…eyes full of adultery and cannot cease from sin…”
You need to look down where Peter mentioned “following the ways of Balaam….”
Look at what Jesus said to John to the church at Pergamos.
Revelation 2:14-16 “But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.
Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.”
Balaam was a double agent.
He found a way to get God to be against Israel by teaching a doctrine. Read closely Numbers chapters 19 through 23, and you will see that sexual immorality was taught by Balaam.
This is not to say that in this incident that you will read at the conclusion of this article that this individual was also teaching sexual immorality, but for the most part, many false prophets make the teaching of sexual immorality a part of their lives, whether secret or public.
Regarding Israel Houghton, it is clear that his adulterous relationship while ministering as worship leader at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church does have transference of spirits involved.
Whether there was any other adulterous relationship in operation or not, may not be the case. But look closely at 1 Corinthians chapters 5 through 7 and you will see that sexual immorality was operating in the house of worship. In the church at Ephesus, Paul had to address sexual immorality in the 5th chapter of Ephesians. In 1 Thessalonians 4, Paul again mentions sexual immorality. In Romans 13, Paul addresses sexual immorality.
Therefore, the conclusion is clear that in most cases, but not in all, sexual immorality tends to be a close running mate to deceptive practices of false prophets.
If only people could stop being stupid and firmly put their trust only in the Lord and God’s Word.
Circumstances and situations do happen. Storms come.
Jesus warned that false prophets would arise to deceive many (see Matthew 24:23-28).
It’s a clear sign of the end times that indicate that the coming of the Lord is nearer than we first thought.
Let’s get our heads out of the sand that keep our eyes open.
Learn to go to the Lord and never put your trust in man (see Jeremiah 17:5-10).
The story about a certain false prophet taking millions could be read here.
A man of God on many occasions have asked his audience “Are you fighting against sin?”
In this age where sexual immorality is abounding in many believers, it is no different than asking the question “Do you love the Lord more than your sex sins?”
You can’t love or have both. Just like we can’t love God and money at the same time (see Matthew 6:24).
From the time that you’ve experienced a “wet dream,” or you’ve fondled yourself to orgasm, this fight continues until you gain control over your urges, your thoughts that drive your urges, and your flesh from desiring to fulfill those urges.
It is evident in men and woman that sexuality was a placed in us by God as a gift to be shared in marriage between one man and one woman. Sin changed this. An insatiable desire to have it more and more. And in some cases, many believers desire to have sex with more than one person.
This perversion is not from God.
We all know that it comes from the desires to participate in sexual sin, lurking in our members.
Proverbs 27:20 says “Hell and destruction are never full, so the eyes of a man are never satisfied.”
When Jesus came to Jacob’s well and spoke with the Samaritan woman (John chapter 4), she had five husbands and the one she was with wasn’t her husband.
It is clear in these Scriptures that when a man or woman is out of control, they will “…suppress the truth in unrighteousness” to deceitfully justify masturbation. (see Romans 1:18)
Yes, believers will move from the place of self control to out of control. To engage in sin, a believer must suppress the truth of God’s Word. Take off the armor of light. Leave the Name of the Lord outside the door of darkness, and engage in sin. For the devil demands that you leave righteousness at the door of the den of evil.
The only way a believer can sin is when he takes his armor of light off. You can’t sin with your armor of light on. When a military person wears the uniform, their whole demeanor changes. The mentality changes. When a military person is in conflict, life or death, his or her whole mentality changes. When orders are given, their whole mentality changes.
When we have the armor of light on, our whole mentality changes. We are not the same. Just like the transition from civilian to soldier, sailor, marine, airman takes place after training, so it is in the Spirit.
Everything about us changes.
How much more the believers in the Body of Christ.
In Romans 13:14, Paul said, “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”
When you put on Christ you are putting on the armor.
Romans 13:11-12 “And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”
In 1 Corinthians 9:27 “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”
Many of us desire God and His righteousness. But the desire to withstand and withhold ourselves from displeasing God is easily suppressed because the mind is made up to have that which is forbidden.
When a person asks a question about whether masturbation is permitted or prohibited, they already know the answer. If God permitted it, there would be no need to ask if it is permitted. Just like marriage and sex. It is natural for a man and a woman that is married to have sex. There is no need to ask the question.
Just get married and the rest is…………natural.
It’s the areas where there is no Scripture or there seems to be no Scripture where we look for permission.
I believe that Jesus addressed masturbation by not using the word. Just like Jesus, as the Word gave the Word on homosexuality in Leviticus 18 and only mentioned marriage between one man and one woman in Matthew 19:4-5 as the answer regarding prohibiting same sex unions.
Of course homosexuals will argue that Jesus didn’t mention one word about homosexuality. But He did. Remember in John 1, the apostle of the Lamb said that “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God….”
So because Jesus is the Word of God, and He was in the beginning with God, Jesus gave the Word regarding homosexuality in Leviticus 18. Matthew 19:4-5 further gives evidence that Jesus never changed His mind. Jesus cannot be One with the Father if Jesus disagreed with the Father.
So to say that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality, you have to come up with evidence that Jesus never existed before He became flesh. You would have to come up with irrefutable evidence that the pre-incarnate Jesus didn’t happen.
With masturbation, you have to come up with irrefutable evidence that Jesus permits a man or a woman to masturbate.
The book of Leviticus also speaks of “discharge” or seminal discharge and a man is unclean for 7 days. It never spoke of a man manually stimulating himself to ejaculate. According to Scripture, this gives the appearance of a normal sexual activity between husband and wife, or “wet dreams.”
Now here is the Scripture.
“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.”
Notice that the Lord mentioned two members that are involved with solo sex.
When you are watching porn, you do not have to be with that person to commit adultery.
Just looking to lust after her flesh is enough to declare that you have committed adultery. But you take things to the next level. You look to “….fulfill the desires of the flesh and the mind.”
You begin to make “….provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”
Then James 1:15 manifests “…Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full- grown, brings forth death.”
Everyone knows that a man and a woman must use their hands and eyes, or images that appear before us to arouse sexuality.
How does one fight these urges?
Paul said in Romans 6:11-14 “Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”
Hebrews 12:4 says “You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.”
Look back up in Matthew 5:27-30. This is exactly what Jesus meant.
It is a metaphor.
How far are you willing to go to stop yourself from obeying the urge for solo sex?
One moment of pleasure can plunge you straight to hell.
Is it worth it? Is one moment of touching yourself sexually worth going to hell over?
If you do not believe that you can go to hell over this, are you willing to take that chance?
Is the risk worth it?
Some of you believe that the risks outweigh the penalty because “…suppressing the truth in unrighteousness” is deceptive. Remember what Jeremiah 17:9 says.
“The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Who can know it?”
In light of all this information, the ball is in your court.
You have a decision to make.
Sexual immorality is MOAB, the Mother Of All Battles. Sexual immorality is the Goliath of our times. We will either continue in solo sex bondage, or fight the urge to be and remain free.
As you know, Brian Carn was accused of passing on a STD to a woman. The woman exposed her ordeal and it went viral. However, when the accusation took place, Brian Carn wasn’t present to defend himself. So it’s a “he said, she said” situation and apart from that, the truth will evade us, but not for long. Luke 12:2 has an unbeaten history record.
“For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.”
Sooner or later, sealed records and all will be exposed.
In the interview, Brian Carn didn’t do as we expected, and we shouldn’t be surprised.
When tons of money is to be made and with speaking engagements lined up, you do not want to mess it up by admitting to fornication. Sadly, the only reason why pastors invite this young man to their pulpits is to draw large crowds and pull in a lot of money. It’s not about ministering to people. It’s about the god of money.
All across the country, false prophets and teachers have been duping the people because folk do not know their Bibles.
Read Proverbs 14:15 and you will know why.
In these places, these false prophets are so generic in their delivery of their “word” to people that pastors are allowing the wolf to come right in and eat the sheep in broad daylight. After the service is over, and they count up the money, because the people do not know the Word of God, they are still in their messed up situation that “God” told them they would come out of.
The hype of “praise and worship” sets the atmosphere. A little neck jerking sermon, and the bait is set. All of a sudden, slow emotional music enters the arena, and the people are emotionally exposed. Rapists wish they had it this good because that’s what is taking place in the church. The pastor, and false prophets and teachers they are bringing in the house are raping the people. In broad daylight.
The people are so emotionally exposed that it is no different than smooth talking men that get women into bed. Or it’s the seductive immoral woman that exposes enough skin to attract a sexually immoral preacher, who is a predator to fornicate or adulterate with.
One of the things that I admire about truthful men of God is that they expose themselves and never look to use ambiguity. I believe that measurable transparency is the ability to put on the table truthful facts about their life that helps people live victorious lives.
Measurable transparency includes putting out truthful facts to destroy and put to rest any reasonable doubt, evasiveness, and ambiguity.
So truthful that sometimes, people will need not ask a follow up question.
However, we must refrain from exposing ourselves in such a way that self righteousness, pride and arrogance emerges.
Most people would call it “wearing it on their sleeve.”
In other words, establishing one’s deliverance from Secret Sexual Sins as a “badge of honor.”
There was a time I did just that and fell on my face back into self gratification, commonly called masturbation. All I did was parade around to the world how I delivered myself. I thought I was delivered but hidden in my flesh were tell tale signs of an ulterior motive that needed to be exposed and destroyed.
What were those motives?
To use His deliverance as a cloak to continue in sin to fulfill the lusts of the flesh and mind and…..
to be a person on the stage to be seen by all.
Shenanigans only live to deceive themselves.
You see, false ministry is not real unless you are seen. And when you have a desire to be seen and heard, it is just a show. No one gets truly delivered. They just go away feeling good and sinning as before. Like pastor, like people.
After the Lord death with me, I had to make some serious changes that help protect me from me.
It is very easy to get a swelled head in ministry. As Paul said, “Knowledge puffs up.”
Whenever we appear that we have conquered something is the moment that the test comes. God knows our flesh, but He is the one that helps us to see who we really are and when we have other motives than His, it is just a matter of time before we fall.
In this video, Brian Carn was challenged with a question from Tiffany Morriar. She hosted a radio show that had Brian Carn on and she started with questions on holiness, Then she asked him whether or not he dated. Then she asked questions about what people said about his alleged fornicating.
As we all know that there are people that will malign you, say things that ought not be said, and drag your name in the mud because of the call of God upon your life. However, when point blank questions are asked, it demands point blank answers.
The questioning were with “soft toss” questions. I believe that this approach was effective so as not to present “hostile questions” that might scare Brian Carn to force him to hang up the phone.
But he did something worse.
He evaded the question by appearing to be spiritually aloft and by making the “detractors” appear to be the “enemy.”
In court, when an attorney asks a question and the witness turns on the evasiveness, the attorney asks the judge if he could treat the witness as a “hostile witness.”
When it appears that at one time you are willing to cooperate, and then shut down the cooperation, the attorney then switches the line of questioning to get the witness to state truthful facts. The judge will at times instruct the witness to answer the question or be in contempt of court.
But this was not a trial by jury or judge. This was just fact finding that appeared to be very evasive on the part of Brian Carn.
We need to ask questions to people with respect, and dignity.
However, what about the dignity and respect for God and His Word?
When you hear the answers, there is no question that avoiding the issue is a person’s agenda.
For those of you that are reading, some of you may be saying that you are being judgmental. Of course, you are using Matthew 7:1, but you are isolating the text. Read verses 2 through 5.
The Bible also says “Those that name the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
You will hear on this video his use of the Scriptures but also you will hear his defense of not hurting anyone that said anything malicious to him or about him. That he would not fight those that “abuse, misuse, or persecute” him.
However, direct questions require direct answers.
While we are on this subject, we must understand that there’s a lot of smooth talking preachers in the pulpit. One minute, they are talking great “swelling words,” and in the same breath, after service, they are sweet talking your clothes off. On the other hand, women need not put themselves in a position to even be by themselves with a “man who claims to preach for God.”
That is, of course, if they are married.
Here is another thing. To avoid the hint or appearance of fornication, get married. The questions will cease as long as a man stays faithful to God and to his wife, and family. The questions will continue as long as you are single. Most men will get married and live fruitful lives, avoiding even the hint of sin, others will commit adultery because they could never control the lusts of the flesh and mind. Some men refuse to marry because they are called to be celibate. But celibacy is not the goal. Holiness is the goal.
True holiness is about never hurting the Lord in sin and ultimately living a life that is pleasing to the Lord.
Other than that, if they call you up to the hotel room after a high time in the conference room of the same hotel, don’t you go up there.”
Sadly, many women will not heed this advice and go to a married or single man of God’s hotel room anyway to get a “word from God.”
Preachers that live in sin and people that live in sin is a stench before God and hypocritical to the world.
The intent of this write up is not to throw mud but to offer a glimpse of why we hold the cards of sin tight to our chest. The misinformation is out there and people will set you up, but on the other hand, what preachers need to do is be candid with their lives. More than ever, the people are being deceived by false teachers and prophets. It doesn’t take much to tell the truth and answer the question. If God is to use us to help people, we must sometimes, bear all and suck up the embarrassment in order for the gospel of Jesus Christ not be blasphemed.
The world already knows that the people and pastors are living scandalous lives. They already know that some of us are the biggest hypocrites the world has ever seen. What the world does is that they question our deliverance. What we need to do is prove them wrong by laying our lives on the table according to Ephesians 5:8-14, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
To always say, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God,” we always use that as a defensive tool to get the heat off. Few people read the next verse, yet, live it.
“Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”
Fewer people live out Romans chapter 6. Especially the part, Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal (death doomed) bodies.”
People want to know whether we are living according to the Scriptures. If not, we are disqualified as true prophets and teachers.
To avoid disqualification, we must present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God which is our reasonable service.
Rebellious cannot tell rebellion what to do.
Therefore, when you watch this YouTube video, please note that God demands measurable transparency.
Not ambiguity that keeps people guessing.
Below is the YouTube video of the radio broadcast.
Direct questions require a direct answer.
“Let your “Yea be yea and your nay be nay” anything more than these is sin.”