The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 12:25-26 (NKJV Strong’s) “…Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?”
The reason why I’m using this text is because in many of our houses of worship, sexual immorality is ever present. And we shouldn’t fool ourselves. When the catholics have been hit with sexual immorality lawsuits, which threatens, not only their existence, but their claim to morality, it’s clear that you have to look at the root of their organization.
The whole purpose of the protestant movement was to destroy the strangle hold of the monopoly of Biblical doctrine.
Martin Luther, John Wycliff, and William Tyndale, among so many other courageous persons, were responsible for the systematical dissolution of the rule of catholicism on the lives of people.
The best way to accomplish this was to make a duly English translated copy of the Bible from Hebrew and Greek, available to each person as opposed to depending upon a “priest” to give the “homily.”
God be praised.
For many of our readers, we’re aware that catholics read our blogs, and may object. You’re entitled to object, but do some due diligence and do a side by side comparison of doctrines.
Many will argue that they’re just as Christian as any other Christian denomination. Just do a simple doctrinal comparison between catholicism and other protestant denominations and you will see a conclusively stark contrast.
My point is that it’s not just a “catholic thing.”
In ALMOST every denomination and non denominations, there’s elements of QUESTIONABLE man made doctrines intertwined in the truth of the Scriptures.
Usually, it’s a dead giveaway that deception is the intent.
Even worse, is that we turn a blind eye to certain practices occurring in our houses of worship that we know is against true Biblical teaching.
And in many policy protocols, denominational teaching should absolutely mirror Biblical teaching, but in practice, some will either come up with a form of godliness in their policies, or make crude exceptions.
Such is the case here.
In catholic schools, it’s certain that SOME OF the people they employ are people that practice lawlessness in violation of true Biblical teachings. We generally turn a blind eye to avoid lawsuits that would follow should organizations come to their senses.
Even in Black Baptist churches, and other places where Blacks worship, pastors, deacons, worship leaders, music ministers, and others engage in Secret Sexual Sins while performing their duties.
In particular, hiring homosexual music ministers, choir masters, and organists.
For decades, we’ve ignored holiness in all that we do just to have “gifted,” talented singers, musicians, choir masters, and organists.
But to have them perform in houses of worship, we intentionally disobey the holy commandment of the Lord.
We dare disrespect the Lord than to disrespect the practitioners of all vile sexual sins.
We dare honor man more than we ought to honor God.
We make exceptions, sweep their sins under a carpet instead of commanding them to repent, and get their sins washed away forever by the blood, demanding that they live holy lives in obedience to the Scriptures.
Because employment doesn’t last forever.
But dying in your sins is forever.
While the firing of a catholic teacher that practices the vile sin of homosexuality is truly commendable, if a tree is rotten at the core, bad fruit will continue to manifest.
It’s incumbent upon all that call on the name of the Lord to “…depart from iniquity…”
We can’t have iniquity in the house of worship and righteousness present at the same time. Just like you never see the dominance of the moon dominate the dominance of the sun.
The Bible says that the moon rules the night in the book of Genesis, but even the moon is dependent upon the sun because the moon reflects the dominate light of the sun. The moon is powerless to emit any light of its own.
Light is never dominated by darkness.
Such much be the same with our houses of worship.
Righteousness cannot live with unrighteousness (see 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).
We know that a lawsuit may follow, but for now, it’s an example to all that name the name of Christ.
It’s time to put out of our houses of worship those that refuse to repent, and put out those that insist on the practice of lawlessness while pretending to be a practitioner of righteousness. It’s not to say that this catholic teacher that practices the vile sin of homosexuality was pretending, but sadly, we know of a lot of “gay christians.”
You can’t be gay and be a Christian.
You’re one or the other. Not both. Just like you can’t be an adulterer Christian. A thief Christian. A lying Christian. A fornicating Christian, etcetera.
Now we don’t know if this catholic teacher was offered a chance to repent and conform to their non tolerance of homosexual policy.
But as far as protestant denominations are concerned, the heart of the Father is to offer repentance from dead works, and faith towards the Lord. If people refuse to repent, they could no longer openly, or covertly practice sin and be employed in a house of worship.
It’s incumbent upon church employers to ensure that a non tolerant of practicing sexual lawlessness policy is articulated and maintained. And that a very deliberate vetting of prospectus employees take place.
Some will argue that it’s discriminatory.
The Bible tells us that a “little leaven leavens the whole lump.”
Just like when the acting defense secretary had to resign because years ago, he was involved in a violent domestic dispute.
Just like Judge Kavanaugh.
Vetting is very important and the houses of worship need to do the same.
You could read the article from USA Today here
It was a stunning concoction of Scripture that is a clear and deliberate attempt to undermine the work of the Holy Spirit through John Wycliff, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, and many others.
The current Bible we live and preach from, well, we owe its existence to the Holy Spirit working with these courageous men.
It was a night to be remembered for a very long time.
Proverbs 17:10 says,
Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than a hundred blows on a fool.
A betrayal of epic proportions took place.
Mr. Copeland, you read from Matthew 13:14-15.
“And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them.’
With this very Scripture, the tables were turned so that when Tony Palmer rises to speak, the people would not hear and see what is really going on.
History is being made for Protestants to rescind the argument or protest of grace through faith and return to catholicsm.
As in all denominations, we see that there are elements of tares working in the midst.
Martin Luther, as well as other courageous men of their era, stood up to the system that purport “Mary as the Queen of Heaven, Mary as the Mother of God, Mary as the co mediator of men to God, the rosary, dependence upon priests to have sins absolved, praying to “saints,” the elements of communion turning into the actual body and blood of Jesus, and other major doctrinal issues.
Over the course of time, we have witnessed many ungodly activities in catholicism that is associated with false doctrine.
The killing of babies, impregnated by priests, born to nuns, and buried on church grounds underscores the depravity of the hearts of men and women bound in this system. Scores of priests involved in the sin of homosexuality, molestation of boys and girls, and God knows what else. Even in the charismatic circles, there are elements of sexual perversion. Homosexual music ministers, pastors, and praise and worship leaders. Sexual addicted pastors that watch porn and masturbate.
In the video, I notice that this bishop Tony Palmer declared that a document was signed, ending the protestant protest of the system of catholicism. The Lutherans, and other denominations are in a tailspin of their own. Methodists, COGIC, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and some sections of Pentecostals harbor, not only the sins of homosexuality but ordain priests, bishops, and pastors to places of leadership while living in Secret Sexual Sins.
While there is a outward stand by the catholics against abortion and homosexuality, we have seen that it is superficial. With pope Francis exploring ways to incorporate homosexuals into the ranks of catholics, we see that the whore of Babylon is prepared to swallow everything in its path. The bed of fornication is increasing.
I noticed that there was only ONE concession made by those that hold in great regard, Martin Luther’s rebuttal to catholicism, but there were no such concessions from the catholic church.
There were 95 rebuttals that Martin Luther posted on the doors of catholicism that went unanswered by Tony Palmer.
But Tony Palmer picked the top of the argument and self announced the demise of grace through faith to reestablish catholicism argument that it must be by works. Because if you destroy or annul the top argument, it’s very easy to let your guard down to surrender the stand for the other 94 arguments.
The demarcation between protestants and catholics was “grace, through faith” and “works.”
Tony Palmer, in a very sleight of hand mesmerizing way, declared that there was no more “protest” based on one of 95 things Luther pointed out. By combining a statement, agreed upon in 1999 by Lutherans and Catholics, he declared that the protest is over.
By using Malachi’s statement “to turn the hearts of the sons back to their fathers,” he is declaring that the protestants are coming back home to catholicism. Back home to the pope. Back home to works.
Here’s what Malachi actually said,
Malachi 4:5-6 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
Tony Palmer said that prophesy has a twofold fulfillment. This is true in some places.
But in this instance, we all know that Elijah, in the NT, was John the Baptist. In the book of Revelation, the actual Elijah of the OT will be sent as one of two witnesses to the tribulation with great power, be killed, and be raised from the dead.
Tony Palmer believes that in the same measure of Elijah, he would turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers. Protestants back to Catholicism and Catholicism back to Protestantism. Uniting both parties as one in accordance with the prayer that the Lord Jesus made in John 17.
That by grace through faith, we give ourselves unto good works as proof that we are born again.
Now Mr. Copeland, you had your Bible at the end and you could have opened up to the book of Ephesians 2:8-9 where Paul said…
“For by grace are you saved through faith, and than not of yourselves. It (grace) is a gift of God, NOT OF WORKS LEST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST.”
If you believe that the Word of God is the inerrant, infallible Word of God, there must be no compromise or capitulation.
Isaiah 64:6 says “But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”
Our works to get into the kingdom doesn’t and will never qualify us. That’s the whole point for sending Jesus. He became the Mediator between God and man, but Jesus also “Interceded for us” in taking our place on the cross to die for our sins. Thus, the righteousness of God comes to all and is upon all…….“them that believe.”
Therefore, our works to be righteous are menstrual cloths. From “Jamison, Fausset, and Brown Commentary, that’s what “filthy rags” mean.
“filthy rags– literally, a “menstruous rag” (Le 15:33; 20:18; La 1:17)”
Tony Palmer used language to insinuate that Jesus is the only One that justifies, and that is true. But what are the works of catholicism that he failed to renounce? Now Tony Palmer is an Anglican bishop (correct me if I am wrong about this) but it appears that he is a envoy for the pope and catholicism to reunite denominations back to catholicism.
If you look carefully, it’s Jude 4 in operation.
It took a long time for this to happen and Tony Palmer kept chipping away at you, Mr. Copeland. Until there was a breaking point. To become a false teacher and a false prophet, it doesn’t happen over night. It takes time, a willingness to stick to the goal, and patience.
For if the top argument that separated protestants from catholics could be annulled, then all the other protests, 94 statements are annulled too. Thus, paving the way to reassert catholicism’s dominance, and preeminence.
It was more than a bone to pick. It was an outright rebuttal to a system designed to keep people enslaved to sin while raking in tons of money. Throughout the world, these magnificent buildings that the catholics built is a testament to their ability to keep people in bondage to a system while sending them straight to hell.
Sounds a lot like the false doctrine of the gospel of prosperity.
It would have been amazing if catholics denounced Mary as the Mother of God. It would have been amazing if the catholic leadership would have denounced Peter as being a pope, and utterly destroying any lineage to apostolic succession. It would have been amazing if they would have renounce all references to “purgatory.” It would have been stunning if there was a clear renunciation of all doctrines that go crosswise of the Word of God.
But there were no such concession.
In fact, Tony Palmer declared us all catholics.
We understand that catholicism means and speaks of the universal church, BUT the system is still in place.
I’ve watched your ministry for over 30 years. Your ministry has had a positive affect on my life and ministry………..until we’ve heard some very questionable statements from you and others associated with your ministry. Over the years, we’ve heard questionable things from people like Fred Price, Creflo Dollar, and others under the guise of “divine revelation.”
Either concocted by mental lapses of judgment interlocked with spiritual spookiness, or a complete absence of Biblical interpretation in accordance with the rules of Biblical hermeneutics.
One of the things that I’ve learned is that a man or woman of God must never love to hear their voice as they are ministering. It is out of this that a pompous, or haughty spirit attaches itself to who we are, and destruction is sure to come.
Paul said, “Knowledge puffs up.”
I believe it was Billy Brim that said this.
“All Word, no prayer, you’ll dry up. All prayer, no Word, you’ll blow up. All Word, and all prayer, and you’ll grow up.”
Over the years, the Lord taught me that “Praise of God keeps pride of self in check.”
And “Humility, and humbleness of mind will keep you from entering into places of humiliation.”
Under the current spiritual conditions of both catholicism and charismatics, and other denominations, there’s a lot that must be renounced and reaffirmed.
It is amazing that over the thousands of years that the Word of God was written that we still find people that can make the inerrant Word of God say anything that it wants to say, except for what it already said.
In an interview with TD Jakes, he was asked a question by a muslim woman and Jakes responded that he was on an ecumenical council to reconcile the faiths. TD Jakes and Joel Osteen believes that muslims and homosexuals practicing homosexuality stand a chance of going to heaven in an unregenerate condition. This is where people get so full of themselves in liking how they sound that they throw the judgment of the established Scriptures to the wind.
Being born again also requires that we put fruit out, worthy of righteousness. The fruit of the Spirit, the doing of the Word of God in strict obedience to the known will of God is proof of salvation. You might say that this is a concession on my part that we work to produce fruit. But that’s not what Jesus taught in John 15. As long as we stay attached to Jesus, He helps us to produce the fruit of righteousness. The moment we detach and attempt to produce fruit on our own, we are cut off by the Vinedresser, and sent to the fire to be burned.
“Without Me you can do nothing…..no more can you, except you abide in Me. I am the Vine, you are the branches, as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself…….”
So if we know that a branch cannot bear fruit by itself…..and I defy anyone that can show us a branch, detached from the tree to produce fruit….we know that we cannot produce works of righteousness on our own. Penance is not grace. Penance is works apart from grace.
The acceptance of perversion justification, and false doctrine underscores the deceitful heart that is desperately wicked according to Jeremiah 17:9.
The Bible is clear about not calling a man a rabbi or teacher, or to call them “father.” On the earth, the Holy Spirit is the teacher, and the Father is in heaven.
We find it amazing that people stood to praise God in that service. While the camera stayed locked on Tony Palmer, I’m not sure if anyone in their right minds walked out to stand shoulder to shoulder with the rightly divided word of truth.
The Bible remains final authority. As Paul said, “Let every man be a liar and let God be true.”
Psalm 119:89 says, “Your Word, O Lord is forever settled in heaven.”
Malachi 3:6 says, “I am the Lord, I change not.”
Hebrews 6:16-20 says “For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things,
in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
So by the Word that cannot change and is settled in heaven by the One that cannot change, and because He swore by Himself, established by the immutability of His counsel, and that He cannot lie, I must rebuke you and Tony Palmer, in the name of Jesus.
Proverbs 27:5 says “Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed.”
There can be no coming together until there is a clear renunciation of the false doctrines which catholicism purports.
If there is to be a coming together of people, whatever differences of doctrine exists, we know that sometimes it could be resolved. And other times, they may never be resolved. But one thing is certain. False doctrine can never be resolved.
False doctrine must be destroyed.
Paul said this in 1 Timothy 4:1-4 “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”
Catholicism and certain doctrinal aspects purported by charismatics fall under the category of “fables” or “fictitious stories, empty of divine substance and truth.”
As the late former president Ronald Reagan once said….”Trust, but verify.”
There must be concrete, actionable steps that shows a sincere but deliberate annulment of the system that is clearly against the Word of God.
Otherwise, we are looking at The Greatest End Time Conspiracy of all time.
For all of you that support KCM, his ministers, and the ministries associated, it is with love that this rebuke is sent.
However, we must never exalt any man above the rightly divided word of truth. The worship of preachers must come to an end. Many of you will use Psalm 105:15 or Matthew 7:1-5. My intent is not to speak evil of people but to sound the alarm that false doctrine has entered in unchallenged and it must be soundly rebutted.
And Charisma News only put out part of the story and should report the entire story. Seems to me when you want to protect someone or something, you partially put out the story.
They only put out the pope’s message, not Tony Palmer’s message.
Well, below is a link to the Tony Palmer’s message, broken up, to apply the rebuttal.
The pretending of walking in the truth must come to an end. We pray that the Father in heaven would reveal the truth to you and all those that are blinded by this power move.
When whole groups of people take this without applying the truth of the Scriptures to rightly divide the word of truth, something sinister is in the makings. As with all false doctrines, sexual immorality is not far behind.
Perversion on unimaginable scales such as the days of Noah and Lot, seen only by the eyes of God, are pending should KCM and all associated ministries insist and persist in this present perilous course.
Here is the video……click this link to watch for yourselves http://youtu.be/YrS4IDTLavQ
The ritual of Catholicism in ordaining bishops is all in some of the Christian churches. African American ministers are linking themselves to catholicism in unprecedented fashion. The pope, according to Catholicism, is the link or connection to Peter. Hence, connected to the Head of the Church, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Note this definition from Wikipedia of the word pope…
“The pope (from Latin: papa; from Greek: πάππας (pappas), a child’s word for father) is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church. In the Catholic Church, the Pope is regarded as the successor of Saint Peter, the Apostle.”
The error of deeming Peter as the head of the catholic church came about as a clear misinterpretation of these verses of Scripture.
13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?
14 So they said, Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.
15 He said to them, But who do you say that I am?
16 Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Bar- Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
20 Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ.
The difference in usage of the Greek word for “Peter” and the word “rock,” is the place where the battle for catholicism occurred.
Peter is the Greek Word…
g4074. πετροσ Petros; apparently a primary word; a (piece of) rock (larger than 3037); as a name, Petrus, an apostle: — Peter, rock. Compare 2786.
AV (162)- Peter 161, stone 1; Peter =”a rock or a stone”
one of the twelve disciples of Jesus
The rock is not Peter. The rock is the statement Peter made about the Lord Jesus Christ.
Hence, this definition of rock….
g4073. πετρα petra; feminine of the same as 4074; a (mass of) rock (literally or figuratively): — rock.
AV (16)- rock 16;
a rock, cliff or ledge a projecting rock, crag, rocky ground a rock, a large stone metaph. a man like a rock, by reason of his firmness and strength of soul
Now, some of you will say that Jesus is the Rock, and it is true (see 1 Corinthians 10:1-4), but what is to be built?
How does one become a part of the church? By believing that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. When a person repent of their sins, and when a person sincerely declares that Jesus is Lord, the Holy Spirit would “wash and regenerate, and renew” people.
Just wanted to throw that in for good measure.
In watching a documentary about the Vatican, the show zeroed in on the ordination of bishops. The documentary revealed why they laid prostrate on the floor.
When the Vatican was built, it is alleged to be the place where the bones of Peter would be found. As the catholic bishops would prepare to be ordained, they would lay prostrate on the floor facing the altar where the pope would be seated.
Underneath the floor where the candidates laid would be the alleged bones of Peter.
Then why would Protestant Christians do the same thing? Well EXMinistries uncovered the reason. It’s a Masonic Death ritual. Deceptively, these bishops that are ordained apart from catholicism accepts the version of catholicism defined as humility as well as to be connected to Peter. Thus, Apostolic succession.
How stupid is this?
Now we were also told that this laying on the floor is for humility purposes, which catholicism also points out.
The connection is clear, that they would somehow be connected to the first pope of catholicism. In other words, over 2000 years of church leadership would come upon them to lead the church into the future.
No cloth would be laid over them. No bishop or anyone would lay on top of them.
Afterwards, the candidates would rise and one by one, they would have hands laid upon them by the pope as he prayed over them. Then the candidates would have hands laid upon them by the cardinals and other bishops. The candidates would receive their mitre, shepherd’s staff, and be led in a recessional to serve.
EXMinistries revealed a very powerful word regarding the origin of the mitre that it is connected to the worship of Dagon, the fish god. You know. That funny looking hat that someone on FB said looked like a french fry box from Burger King.
Some of you will recall the time when the Ark of the Covenant was removed because of Eli’s sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were perverting the temple. This perversion was heard throughout all of Israel. They would demand sexual favors from women and they would fatten their father with the offerings people would bring.
Incidentally, according to J. B. Jackson’s book on “Proper Names,” and other Hebrew lexicons, the name Hopni means “pugilist” and the name Phinehas means “mouth of a serpent.”
It appears that by these definitions, these guys were a tag team of sexual predators. It appears that Hophni was a rapist. In other words, he would force himself on women when they came to give an offering. Phinehas was a “smooth talker.”
Well, need we say any more?
We have the same kind of predators in the church. Serial rapists and smooth talking pastors.
Phinehas was so smooth that he would talk his way into the hearts of women. At the time that the Ark of the Covenant was taken, the wife of Phinehas gave birth. She named him Ichabod.
Are you getting the picture?
Phinehas was an adulterer and had illegal sex with other women while his wife was pregnant.
Also, they were called “sons of Belial.” Belial means of satan, wickedness, and perversion.
Now here is what I wanted to really get to.
The Philistines were the ones that took the Ark of the Covenant. The Philistines were descendants of Ham-Mizraim (see Genesis 10:13-14). So the god of Dagon was worshipped by descendants of Ham.
So when you see the mitre, and it’s references to the worship of the fish god, Dagon, the connection to black folk pursuing pageantry by way of the liturgical exercise of catholicism is clear and unmistakeable. What’s worse is that the connection to the Philistines is a definite chase after idol worship. The very thing that the Lord abhorred when the land spewed out the Canaanites.
Not many people are prepared for this but before the Israelites occupied the land of Canaan, the sons of Ham occupied the land. When the Lord overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, it was the descendants of Ham, black folk, that were in Sodom and Gomorrah at the time it was destroyed for the sin of homosexual perversion.
There is no question that homosexuality were in other places but these two cities were singled out because Israel was about to occupy the land.
Now, before you think I am writing this to agree with catholicism’s liturgical procedures as opposed to what we are seeing in Protestant Christian camps, there is no Scriptural precedence that demands that we do this.
The simple laying on of hands, absent of pageantry, is all that is required.
In Matthew chapter 10, the Lord gave His disciples power to cast out devils, raise the dead, and heal the sick. To preach that the kingdom of God is near. No mitre were passed to them. No pageantry. No ceremony. Just go, and get busy. No guest preachers. No offerings. No ordination certificates. No religiosity. No pomp and circumstance. No holding of the ankles. No laying on the back and backsides of candidates.
We see none of this stuff or hot mess in many churches all over the world. Except in places where simplicity and Biblical precedence is the rule.
How is it that we love complexity over simplicity?
Jesus commissioning His disciples wasn’t done inside a church, synagogue, or other religious place of worship. Jesus didn’t rent out the town hall, or a space in the temple to do a “powerful” service. This is a real ordination service of Jesus for His disciples.
It was done outside. In front of the birds and other animals.
When the 70 disciples were commission, the same thing took place. No fanfare.
Just, here is the power. Get to work. When the 70 returned, the rejoiced that they had power over the devil. Sort of like what we do today, except when we shout at demons, it’s within the safe confines of our churches during intercessory prayer, called spiritual warfare.
We do not see Jesus shouting at the top of His lungs, commanding demon power. In fact, when people came, they were possessed and He cast them out. My, how we are afraid of demons these days in the streets. When they come, we cross the street. So much for commanding devils in the name of Jesus.
When Paul and Barnabas was at the church in Antioch, they heard the Holy Spirit speak. They fasted, ministered to the Lord, and then hands were laid on them, and they went to establish the churches throughout Asia Minor.
Folks, we have missed it and we now have relegated the work of the ministry to show and tell. Look, see who I am. Ministers without power. All title, but no Holy Spirit power. We have made the work of the ministry a joke and we are the laughing stock of the world. We are not winning the world to Christ. We are winning their favor. As long as we do not live and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, the world will remain safe and lost in their sin.
When we think about challenging their sins, they remind us of ours.
When we live in sin on the level of the world, they dare you to tell them about salvation. They quickly point out that we need to be saved more than they do. They are right. For a stricter judgment is upon us.
We are hypocrites and they know it. What’s sadder is that we are not willing to admit that we play the hypocrite very well. We are willing to wear our mask proudly and sneer our nose at God in complete defiance.
However, thank God that the whole church is not a bunch of hypocrites. There are people and places in the Body of Christ where Genuine Believers live the Word.
Let’s be thankful that there are 7000 that never bowed its knee to Baal.