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.
Folks, if there is ever a time to rebuke Charisma Magazine, it is now.
Oprah Winfrey openly denounced Jesus as the Only Way. In another show, she had a panel of false prophets and teachers that unequivocally affirm the sin of homosexuality. On Oprah’s webpage on Oprah.com, she has a page that addresses and endorses pornography. No where in her article does she denounce porn, but she affirms it.
And yet, Charisma seem to be turning the corner about the Secret and Overt Sexual Sins of our times. This is appalling. This is reprehensible and this is outrageous.
This is expected, but I am surprised. The compromise is as bold as I have ever seen. Janet Boynes, wrote a stinging article about how the church must be more proactive than reactive. This is in regards to how the LGBT agenda has made its mark by effectively pushing the homosexual agenda by way of mainstream media outlets. In particular, they were successful in the United States via tv, Internet, newspapers, and homosexual porn.
As I was about to respond to a comment made probably by a practicing homosexual about Ruth being married to Naomi, a very incorrect statement because of what Ruth 4:13 says, I looked at the Internet front page of Charisma and noted that they were advertising for MegaFest, sponsored by TD Jakes Ministries to be held in Dallas,TX August 29-30.
For Charisma Magazine to even accept the ad is one thing, but also to show Oprah Winfrey’s “Life Class” as one of the events took me by shock. This is nothing more than “seducing spirits and doctrine or teachings of demons.” Light and darkness cannot co-mingle. Yet, Charisma Magazine has done just that.
There is no question of the compromise.
As you all know that Creflo Dollar, who will be at MegaFest, made his sitcom debut as a funeral director on the “Rickey Smiley Show.” With all that is perverted about the show, we see that an egregious error was made on the part of Creflo Dollar to even side in with the affairs of the world.
Folks, we are seeing the apostasy take place in unprecedented fashion.
These men and women that were supposed to be of God have turned aside unto vanity.
This did not catch God by surprise. We are seeing the last of the last days unfold in such a way that the very elect is being deceived. When you look around you and see that the people in the church are walking away from the Savior, led by spiritual leadership that once trusted in the Lord, know for certain that when the music stops playing, those that thought that they would have a seat, will be left standing before the judgment seat of Christ.
Matthew 10:32-33 says,
“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”
When you openly deny the Savior, expect to be denied before the Father in heaven.
Let’s not be confused nor deceived about this.
This advertisement is not an innocent attempt to make it seem like the agenda is harmless. Anything that the world does and anything that the church does in conjunction with the world is harmful.
2 Corinthians 6:17 is there for a reason.
“Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. And touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you…”
To come out requires that you make a bold move towards the exits. This means that not every one will agree with you. Some will even say that this is not as big a deal as you make it out to be.
If you never were delivered from darkness, it is expected that a return to darkness is in the agenda all along. If you claim to be in the light as He is in the light, then there is no question what must be done.
I urge you to make a decision that will cause many to ridicule you. You will no longer be loved by folk that walk in the ways of darkness while trying to live like they were in the light all along.
I urge you to reconsider your ways.
Think quickly because the road to destruction is wide and many are flowing with ease down this street called BROADWAY.
If you refuse to come out, it’s on you.
Remember Lot’s wife.
She looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. Why, because she had affection for the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah that exceeded having a complete affection for God.
So in the same fashion, we are seeing the leaders of our day completely change their affection from the heart of the Father to the heart of the devil. They have become enemies of Christ and the cross. The blood that was shed by Jesus means nothing to them any longer. And for many that claim to be saved, the blood means nothing for them either.
Sin is more important than righteousness. To break free, to them, is too much of a task.
I urge you to boycott anything that has the hint of demons, including Charisma Magazine until they come to their senses. Otherwise, enjoy your time in bed with them. For when the Lord brings His wrath upon them, you will wish you had made a move for the exits.
Dr. Michael Brown issued a stunning article addressed to African American evangelical pastors http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/34548-an-open-letter-to-my-black-evangelical-friends regarding the election. As you have noted, 95% of African Americans, of the 12% African American population voted again for Barack Obama to assume the presidency for a second term.
I am aware that the title is stunning but according to Easton’s Bible Dictionary, the god called Baal is connected to Molech according to Jeremiah 19:5. Molech is the Canaanite god to whom children are sacrificed in the valley of Hinnom, Gehenna or Tophet, passing the children alive through fire. This is out of womb abortion.
Quoting from his dictionary….
“Topheth, from Heb. toph “a drum,” because the cries of children here sacrificed by the priests of Moloch were drowned by the noise of such an instrument;”
Beating the drums loudly is to make the worship of Molech/Baal tolerable.
So when you see the protests for choice, they will not reason with you, they will drown you out by talking over you.
It’s a conclusive reminder of the impotent, almost non existent Black church leadership in the African American community.
When your pastor starts off by saying, “I do not support the president’s position on same sex marriages and abortion but I will vote for him anyway,” it’s an endorsement of the president’s position when you vote for him. The softening of the blow is hypocrisy.
And you know it.
We all know about the president’s support and advocation of same sex marriage, namely the sin of homosexuality and the unequivocal support of abortion on demand. It is clear that African Americans are versed on the issues but will vote Democratic no matter what.
Would you please wake up and smell something?
It’s like a deer in headlights. It’s like knowing that in front of you is a glass of clorox. It looks like water, a little bit. But you can smell that it is not water. But you drink it anyway. It’s like a bus sitting on the edge of a cliff with a sign saying, “Bus To The Bottom Of The Cliff.”
You take a look at the bottom of the cliff and you see several buses with bodies everywhere and you still get on the last bus. Excited about the ride, you get on board. Right on schedule, the bus makes its move right over the cliff.
In the 11th chapter of the book of Romans, you could hear Paul’s anguish for his fellow Jews for rejecting the gospel.
A Barna Group polled that of the 12% African Americans that populate the United States, roughly 6% attend church.
But just because 6% show up to attend church, it doesn’t mean that they are in the church. There is an immense difference. Just by looking at this statistic, it is clear that a large portion of professed church attendees voted for the president twice.
The excuses to vote for the president range from…“He is a black man,” to “We are electing a president, not a pastor.”
I’ve read of one article from a FB link of a church (I will verify it) turning away children to have a pastor that is a convicted pedophile pastor to lead their church. There are many pastors that have sexual issues but folk do not care. I’ve already shared a blog about a married pastor with three kids infecting several women in his church with HIV/AIDS. He was arrested.
Some of you reading this will say that these are isolated incidences. But look at the amount of homosexual and sexually promiscuous music ministers that play in our churches. Look at the bisexual pastors in large and small churches. Look at the sexual serial predators in the pulpit. Look at the hidden lives of pastors and ministers of watching porn and masturbating. Look at the sexual immoral women that snare pastors and church leaders. Look at the Jezebels that show up to destroy local churches and destroy a pastor’s wife.
Look at the sexual immorality among teens in the church. Look at the pregnancies that occur of teenage girls in our churches. How soon we forget that many pastors are asked to dedicate their babies, born out of wedlock. Illegitimate children born because of fornication and adultery. Sadly, many children were aborted, never to see the light of day on this side of heaven.
We have a serious issue that sounds off a very high pitched, ear busting signal that we are out of control, and we are far from walking holy as we should be. Many African American males have went rogue, gravitating to the sin of homosexuality that leaves many African American available single women waiting longer for a mate. A clean mate.
At a home-going service, a pastor eulogized one of his deacons and said that we are not to judge his past.
At the viewing, the deacon’s girl friend showed up. They were fornicating.
We all know that this is common in almost every state. But there is an alarming trend here.
“Who are we really worshipping?”
Elijah was on assignment to deal with the perversion of his day. The nation of Israel was being judged. There was famine resulting from a drought imposed by God for the sins of Israel. Ahab did worse to provoke the Lord and he also married Jezebel. Her father, Ethbaal, was the leader of the Sidonians. Ethbaal came to power by way of assassinating his rival. Ahab looked for a wife outside of Israel and came across the epitome of demon power operating in women. Her name was Jezebel. Her name indicates that she refuses to place herself under male leadership.
Jezebel killed any prophet of God. Obadiah hid 100 prophets of the Lord, 50 in a cave, and gave them bread and water. But Elijah operated in the open. When it was time to confront the prophets of Baal, 450 of them, a question was asked.
“How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him, but if Baal, follow him.”
What does this have to do with this? Just giving you a little backdrop.
Baal has been served for a long time. And the Lord used Elijah in, perhaps, the most powerful display of God’s power since Moses.
On a heavily watered altar, after Elijah prayed, the Lord answered by fire, and all of Israel fell on their faces, in acknowledgement of the Lord God.
The fire of the Lord ended the debate.
Elijah took it a step further and slaughtered all the false prophets of Baal. 450 of them.
It is safe to say that this was a one time incident that we will never see or hear of ever again.
But the debate of our times continues.
There is no debate when it comes to sin. NONE!
But people in the church debate sin because they do not desire freedom from sin. People in the church have made captains and have returned to the house of bondage called Egypt. It takes work to stay away from sin. It is easier to tolerate sin. No opposition from the world and sympathetic carnal Christians will always side in with having a mixture of sin and righteousness (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).
That’s why it is easy for the LGBT agenda to flourish and grow rather well without major opposition. LGBT can count on the African American church leaders to argue among themselves and oppose righteous African American pastors. LGBT can also count on 95% of the African Americans to ensure that their agenda continues to follow in the footsteps of Civil Rights, underwritten by the NAACP.
There are many pastors and people in the church that falter, not just between two opinions, but with so many humanistically driven, Bible-less opinions. So much so that there is no real consensus among African American church attendees and pastors. There are many pastors, who have political aspirations, that are pulled between their pulpits and making a “difference” in the communities on the political level.
The thirst for power to influence spiritually and politically, are sick bedfellows if the only purpose is to purport sin.
But what is really needed is not a single voice on the level of MLK. What is needed is for each pastor returning to the basics of their sanctified calling and assignment from God.
The spectacular orations and TV cameras, and the unwise, ungodly pursuit of “greatness” has clouded a pastor’s ability to just hear from God and speak, and live the Word of God. We are caught up in just the “showmanship” of pulpiteers that we are completely oblivious to what is happening in people’s lives that when sin comes into the house of the Lord, sin is comfortable.
Getting the Holy Ghost goosebumps, and cutting the rug is the preferred norm for African American churches that to talk about living holy is an outdated message.
Do not misunderstand me because there are some places that take seriously the living and preaching of the Holy Word of God. There are some pastors that take no prisoners. There is still some places where the pastor still has an altar call. There is still some places where the heart is sought above everything else, to turn to the Lord. There is still some places where the church is the place where people come to get their sins washed away by the blood of the Lamb. But they must also be taught how to have total victory over sin. They are to be taught how to wash their lives with the water of the Word. They are to be taught by example to walk in the power of God for the dark days that we are living in today.
It is clear that in many churches, Baal is god in the local church. Idol worship, covetousness, sexual immorality, and perversion is normal in the lives of people.
So the conclusion of the matter is simple.
Because if sin is comfortable in your life and in the church, the devil is preaching real good.