Kirk and Kanye will be doing a perverted “gospel” album.
When darkness has a hold on you, the effects are devastating. Looking at the face of Kirk, this Scripture comes to mind.
Proverbs 13:15b, “…the way of the transgressor is hard.”
I was attacked a couple of days ago. As I was looking at the News on my iPhone and a porn site popped up twice. I was prepared to always look away and I immediately deleted the site. satan is not going to get me ever again to click a site to intentionally watch porn.
While there are many ways to head this attack off, I know that the Lord is strong and mighty in my life and that like Paul, “...nothing shall separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus” (see Romans 8:31-39).
When you see the video, you will see no quoting of Scriptures by Kirk to support any of his statements. When you depart from God, the first thing that goes is the Word of God.
The Word in Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision the people perish.”
You are either involved in the sin of homosexuality, or you are still in porn and masturbation, or both. It’s debatable, but one pastor told me that masturbation is the door to homosexuality.
Here is the reason.
When you see someone pull a video, it is a clear indication that something is not right. When you are caught saying or doing the wrong thing, the most important thing for a person to do is to protect their image. Never mind the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and His righteous standard. What is more important to a man or woman in the music industry is their image.
We need to take a page from what Paul said about the Lord Jesus. “…but made Himself of no reputation.”
With “artists,” bad publicity directly affects music sales, contracts, if any, engagements worldwide, and other issues. When the truth of the matter comes front and center, we see that the Body of Christ is in crisis.
We have abandoned the fact that God gets the glory and we are to be the praise of His glory.
Nope. Just like the devil, we want the glory. So when a video tape is unbecoming of an “artist,” the best thing to do is pull the tape. Now, it wasn’t about a song performance, it was about the Word of God that was supposed to be correctly released when posed a pointed question about homosexuality and porn.
Image of man is everything in a world where dollars and cents make more sense to a person purporting to be a child of God, yet live below kingdom of God expectations.
The Lord is slow to anger and is full of mercy.
God is always quick to forgive, but forgiveness is offered when one repents. Forgiveness is not free. The blood of Jesus paved the way for all man to receive forgiveness. The requirement to receive forgiveness is simple.
Repent (turn away from sin forever) and ask for His forgiveness.
We pray for Kirk Franklin but we also declare that from this point on, if you are not going to use the Bible as the ONLY answer when asked questions about the sin of homosexuality and porn, just ask to be excused from the interview. Decline to go to interviews that you know will question your stand. It is much preferred to defer to other strong believers in the Lord than to give wishy washy answers that defame the name of Christ.
It is also important that when we are to answer these questions, we must not be found denying the Lord and His Word. The world is not competent nor qualified in the handling of the Scriptures. Remember that the Sanhedrin constantly questioned the Lord Jesus about the Word. The Sanhedrin were scholars of the law, doctors of the law, yet, they were able to twist the Scriptures. They replaced the commandment of the law with their traditions.
When questions are posed, the world will do the same thing. They will bring people that have degrees to challenge the already interpreted Word of God to attempt to bring into question what God really said. Sounds like another episode of the serpent questioning the Word of God and deceiving Eve.
At this point, Kirk Franklin could be hurting but the chastisement of the Lord is for the purpose of restoring him to the place of right standing and right relationship. He also needs true, disciplined leadership.
Get rid of them weak willed, milky way, passive pastors that stroke the egos of “artists.”
We pastors carry the rod and the staff. The rod to beat the wolf, but the staff is used to rescue the sheep. To use the hook to rescue them when they fall into a ditch. When they want to go in a direction other than the way they should go, the other end of the staff is also used to guide or to steer.
1 Peter 5:2 out of the Amplified Bible (AMP) says, “Tend (nurture, guard, guide, and fold) the flock of God that is [your responsibility],”
That’s what Kirk needs desperately. A pastor that will “(nurture, guard, guide, and fold),” provided, Kirk is willing to submit himself to be under the spiritual care of a genuine shepherd.
The music industry is full of sheep without shepherds. Sheep that refuse to have a shepherd. Sheep that believe they could shepherd themselves in song. These sheep wander from place to place. Some are never under authority and they believe that they are mature enough not to be told anything. Hidden underneath all of their glitter is litter. Secret Sexual Sins and all sorts of lewdness that would make porn stars blush.
The Lord has a standard that must consistently taught, preached, and lived. When we are found whiffing at questions, it is clear that there is no conviction, strength, or courage. The enemy “seeks whom he MAY devour.” Peter said it this way because, sadly, it seems like the devil has too much choice over which sheep to devour. The easy ones are the ones that lack strength, faith (conviction), and courage.
GCMWatch got it right……It was a Joel Osteen moment. Here is the link……http://www.gcmwatch.com/10190/kirk-franklin-pulls-a-joel-osteen-on-gay-marriage-and-porn
I do have to admit that recently Joel Osteen edged a little closer to the conviction that homosexuality is a sin. However, he needs to close the gap and speak with decisive conviction. Something that his late father, Pastor John Osteen, never lacked.
As for Kirk Franklin, it is important that he find strength, conviction, and courage. The vacillation and capitulation is text book for those that fear the media more than they fear God. In a previous video with Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin appeared to be preaching the Word, but one of the things I always look for is the conviction. There is a difference between crowd pleasing and conviction.
One of these days, the preaching will be so thick, an altar call will not be necessary. Right where people are, they will simple recognize the holy presence of the Lord and repent on their faces before God. The days are coming in humble places where people will just do what is supposed to be done.
Recognize the holy presence of God.
As I’ve said, all you have to do is go back to the Garden and you will see that the enemy waits until you are ready to be tempted. Then he brings out his half truths, until you agree with him. Then he lies to you. Then he murders you in cold blood.
This is what’s happening all across the globe. People are running from the truth in this apostate era of time. Quick to walk away from the Lord and His Word because the pressure to stand for the truth is ever present. When we fail to stand for the truth of the Word of God, we’ll fall for anything.
It cannot be that Kirk was embarrassed. After looking at that video and observing the way that it started, (remember the “Church Ain’t Going No Where” song before the interview if some of you have seen it?), it seems like the believer in Kirk went somewhere.
“With their lips do they worship Me, but their hearts are far from Me.”
When you have no conviction of God in you, you have no fear of God in you. You fear the people more, and that’s when your heart is turned away from the truth. You believe in fables, and other young believers that watch you will live the way you are living. Compromise is easier than standing. Paul told Timothy to profess a good profession like Jesus did before Pontus Pilate. In other words, when it is time to testify, remember how Jesus did it before the Romans. The Romans were intimidating but Jesus didn’t flinch.
So keep Kirk in your prayers, but also learn from this lesson. The Lordship and dominion of Jesus must be so strong in you that you remember that the “eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on the behalf of those whose hearts are LOYAL towards Him.“
My daughter received an invitation from Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, LI, pastored by Donnie McClurkin regarding the 10th annual NYCALL. This invitation was very unusual because we haven’t heard anything about this from previous years. However, the Lord does keep things from us until it is time. He invited the pastors for a Vision Casting Dinner to share his vision on reaching the lost. So my wife and I went to Freeport, NY to see what this was about.
I’m glad my lovely wife joined me because no one would believe what we heard.
Pastor Donnie, as you well know, is one of the most prolific gospel music singers in the world, but he has a very powerful testimony.
My wife and I didn’t know what to expect but he shared a powerful message that pretty much summed up where we are spiritually in the United States.
Before I share this, let me say that when you come with speculation and leave with confirmation, you need to reassess what is happening and where the Lord is leading.
During the 2012 election, Pastor McClurkin was asked to be a part of the festivities for president Barak Obama. As far as I am concerned, this was staring at me in the face because anytime you are asked to do something for this president, it will require a compromise as big as the universe. However, as Pastor McClurkin shared what happened that because of his deliverance from the sin of homosexuality and his Biblical stance against the sin of homosexuality, that doors that were once open, were closed.
Pastor Donnie also shared that he was invited to be on a panel on NBC. As soon as the LGBT people heard that Pastor Donnie would be there, they forced NBC to disinvite him because of his powerful testimony of his deliverance of the sin of homosexuality by the grace of God. They threatened to pull the funding and that’s what forced them to disinvite Pastor Donnie.
When you hear these things on radio and television, it’s powerful. However, when you see the testimony up front and personal, you can see a lot more in terms of the personal conviction.
One thing that sticks with me about preaching is that for African American’s we have somehow, mastered the delivery of a homily with such mastery of the emotions that sometimes, if you are not careful, this is all showmanship.
When you see the person, there can be a mask in all that we do. In all actuality, it’s not who we are in front of people that reveal who a person is. It is who we are when we are by ourselves that reveal who we really are.
Only God, the devil, the angels, the devil’s angels, and the vast cloud of witnesses in heaven that really know who we are, except when we lay ourselves bare before people on earth.
Now at the dinner, Pastor Donnie, laid it on the table, as far as his former life as a homosexual. He used a key word.
Not many pastors want to be transparent with their lives because many pastors want to keep their sexual lives a secret. There is only one reason why a person wants to keep his or her sexual sins a secret.
To continue in sin while preaching righteousness before the people.
Pastor Donnie used another key word.
At this point he got my attention.
At first, I thought that he would stick to the script to describe what was to happen about the NYCALL, and to a certain point, he did, but the anointing came upon him. I call it the grace of God. The grace to share his life of homosexuality is what stood out.
Then he revealed another key word.
Now I was trying to understand the moment and it didn’t take long that God is addressing these issues and it is reaching the places where people need to pay attention.
If that wasn’t enough, Pastor Donnie used another key word that sealed the deal.
Sunday past (06/02/2013), at Prevailing Word, I preached on 1 Corinthians 6:11, you can watch it on UStream.
“And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of our God.”
Pastor Donnie didn’t use this Scripture, but he did use the word….
When he said that word, I lit up on the inside.
My wife and I tried to contain ourselves because it was like we were hearing Sunday’s message being preached. Only, it was Pastor Donnie doing the preaching, not me.
It was confirmation that what was started by the Spirit of God about EX GAY AFFIRMING CHURCHES was the will of God.
So, the Bible says, “Out of the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”
So, EX GAY AFFIRMING CHURCHES is established.
Yes, Pastor McClurkin went further and said that he was an ex gay.
Yup, you heard me right.
Pastor Donnie then tied it up that whenever God is about to do something it is always after there is an attempt to snuff out in mass, the children.
When Moses was birthed, prior to this, man was in such a state of sin that God would bring a someone in to deliver. The name Moses means, “drawn from water.” Pastor Donnie described the fact that “right under the devil’s nose,” God would hide who He wills to use them to deliver.
So it was with Jesus. When Jesus came on the scene, even with the star in the sky and the shepherds following, the devil couldn’t find Jesus. Jesus was birthed “right under the devil’s nose.”
Pastor Donnie didn’t mention this, but both times, these occurrences took place. Once in Egypt and again outside of Egypt, but The Lord God would send an angel to Joseph to hide Jesus and Mary in Egypt until Herod died.
“Right under the devil’s nose.”
The devil has been trying to kill children by way of abortion and the sin of homosexuality.
Just recently, I watched two videos of teachers and gays instructing in the acceptability of the sin of homosexual marriage. Yes, we are seeing the systematic indoctrination of the sin of homosexuality in the BSA and our public schools.
We see it every day.
Pastor Donnie mention Kirk Franklin getting hammered about the sin of homosexuality, but just today 06/04/2013, Brother Lonnie Poindexter passed a video by way of Pastor DL Foster of a radio interview of Kirk Franklin sharing on homosexuality and Franklin failed miserably, to be consistent.
It was like watching a basketball player, like John Starks, trying to make 13 three pointers, and miss them all. Shots that you were supposed to make. Layups that you are supposed to make, and miss them all.
Let me pause and tell you. This is what LGBT loves. When pointed questions about same sex marriage are deliberately asked and there is wavering on the issue from people that are supposed to be solid in the Bible.
Here is the link…..http://youtu.be/QMc4kHfV7gc
But here is where the church need to show up as a united church. This is the one thing that Pastor McClurkin shared time and again that we need to be united as a church to have a powerful effect on the world. So far, we are so discombobulated that we can turn on each other on a doctrinal issue.
We could argue, all day about healing, tongues, and water baptism, and souls will pass us going to hell.
The Lord birthed a powerful example.
Just recently The Lord inspired an idea to counter “gay affirming churches.” In NYS alone, there are over 486 gay affirming churches. Just read the blog before this one and go to the “Overcomer’s Network” for details.
To show that we are unified in purpose against the agenda of LGBT to reduce the true church down to an insignificant pile of rubbish, The Lord is calling us to unite and show ourselves strongly in opposition to gay affirming churches.
We are witnessing some defining moments in church history where only those that understand the “coming into the unity of faith” is the only thing that matters. If we preachers could just throw away our savior cape and settle for a towel and serve, perhaps we can make a dent in our communities.
When church becomes all about a leader, you have signed their death certificate.
Pastor Donnie shared that he was in Africa and India where half a million to 1.2 persons came hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Donnie shared (sarcastically) that in a “God fearing” nation like the United States, you may never see the results like that which was seen in third world nations.
Over there, signs, wonders, and miracles.
Over here, almost nothing.
It reminds me of a story in the book of Mark when The Lord Jesus came to a city and He could there do no mighty work, except He laid His hands on a few sick folk with minor ailments and left for another city.
Because of their unbelief.
So it is the same here in the United States. The media and our unwillingness to admit that we are maimed, blind, and miserable. The church is tied between the posts, and our eyes are gouged out by watching more television than watching God.
And we wonder why we are in the mess that we are in. We are ineffective as a church because we haven’t recognized that “Ichabod” is firmly stamped on our church doors, and when I mean church doors, I am not talking about the house of worship.
Look at your heart as the door that The Lord, at one time, was knocking on, and you wouldn’t let Him in. For some of you, He walked away because you refused Him entrance. But before He left, He did leave a memento.
“I once was allowed here, but you have another lord. I leave you this memento…..ICHABOD!!!!! For My glory has departed!”
Reading the first 3 chapters of the book of Revelation is confirmation of the fact that when there is no repentance, the candlestick is removed and the messenger is judged. The candlestick represents illumination, light, revelation. When the light goes, there is no longer any redemptive revelation and the house is dark.
The Lord has no place because the devil has place.
Paul said, “nor give place to the devil.”
The very person that we are to keep out, has full residence. In some lives, it’s not squatters rights the devil has. It’s full residency.
It’s called “Resident Evil.”
This is why it is easy for local churches to become gay affirming churches. We have no backbone against the interrogation tactics of the devil, and as long as we shout, jump, have a good ol’ time in church, the devil is not nervous. In some “religious services” as Pastor Donnie mentioned, is where all sorts of sexual immorality is taking place with seemingly no hesitation and with impunity. Our worship services is no different that a sex orgy before the throne of satan.
We need to take a lesson from the Tower of Babel. As long as they were able to communicate as one voice, with one mind, and with one heart, nothing would get in their way. Except what they were doing was for perverted purposes, but there is a place where we can come to be of one mind.
When we pray to the Lord in the beauty of holiness. When we seek the Lord together as one Body in Christ.
As Paul shared, “endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”
Wherever you are, join up with a group of pastors and their churches. Throw aside your doctrinal differences. The only doctrine that matters is the gospel of Jesus Christ. As long as we are divided, as Jesus said, and as Pastor Donnie reiterated, we cannot stand.
Obviously, compromised church will not join up because of their thirst for sin, but The Lord is calling the Body to come together. You can repent of sin and receive forgiveness, then join up. We can’t have light and darkness abide in the house at the same time. Come into the light, as John said, and we can have fellowship, one with another.
Don’t just sit there to wait for somebody else to do it. And stop being scared.
“God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
Stop leaving it up to someone else to get the job done. Get up and hook up.
Move from the sidelines and get to the front lines.
As Pastor Donnie McClurkin said….“Gays are organized, the abortion industry is organized, but the church is disorganized.”
We simply refuse to come together.
The time is now, no hesitation.
Get up, let’s get together, and let’s get to work!
Please be advised that no affiliation, association, or connection in any way, shape, or form with Perfecting Faith Church, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, and NYCALL and EX GAY AFFIRMING CHURCHES, And Prevailing Word Ministries, with Pastor Fred Rochester exists.
Any such connection perceived by the readers of this blog must conclude that such connections never existed. Any observations regarding NYCALL is soley that of Pastor Fred Rochester, subject to corrections as deemed appropriate.