Ezekiel 28:11-19, Isaiah 14:12-17, Revelation 12:7-9, Genesis chapter 3, 2 Corinthians 4:4 and Ephesians 2:1-3.
In these verses of Scripture reveals the origin of the power behind the darkness of this world.
For those that know their Bible, the reason is clear.
Many that claim to be in the church and those that are in the world still do not believe that there is a devil that is instigating issues of darkness.
Many believe that Jesus walked the earth. So, what’s the problem?
After the Lord was baptized in the river Jordan by His earthly cousin, John the Baptist, the Holy Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
When it was time for Jesus to be betrayed by Judas, after Judas dipped his bread after Jesus dipped, satan entered into Judas.
When Jesus asked a question about what people were saying about Him, and when Jesus explained to them that He would be betrayed, be killed, and be placed in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights, Peter took Jesus aside and rebuked Jesus. Jesus in turn looked at Peter and said, “satan, get behind me. You pay more attention to the things of men and not the things of God.”
Obviously, for those that have understanding, the Lord is speaking to the devil that inspired Peter to rebuke the Lord.
If you are spiritually astute, you now got a glimpse of happens when people think, speak, and act. The spiritual source behind every person is always revealed in a person’s thought, speech, and actions.
In that order.
It is either evil or it is good.
Jesus said it like this….
“Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”
Please note that it’s not a grammatical error of the person of the devil, spelling satan with a lower case letter is only fitting for him. Because the devil is such a low life loser, having been defeated by the King of kings and the Lord of lords over two thousand years ago.
In all movies, there is always good and evil. In most cases, its movies show how good always triumphs over evil. So again, the question is asked.
What’s the problem?
Well, we look at our lives and we see that we are either driven by God or the devil. Our actions reveal “who’s our daddy.”
Having said this, years ago, as people started coming out of the closet, many became very vocal and outspoken. Almost to the point where it appeared that they had numbers. Many voices. Paul Neil shared something that is worth noting and he receives the credit for this that many in “hollywood, the rich, and famous,” (the rest are my words) are the puppet masters or the puppet master associates.
But even they are not the real power behind LGBTQ.
You see, the person you think is pulling the strings on a puppet is on a set of strings him or herself.
When they are challenged by the light of the glorious gospel, the demons speak venomous things to try to push the light back out. Granted, there are people that claim to be believers in Christ that say things just as harsh and at times worse than LGBTQ people.
Those that claim to be believers, yet speak evil things, do not speak for those that operate according to 1 John 4:7-16. They are not in the will of God and we that are true to the Lord, condemn all behavior inconsistent with true Christ-like, Biblical values.
In listening to Dr. Michael Brown, the majority of people that practice the sin of homosexuality just want to be left alone.
I heard that but it doesn’t mean we surrender, dilute, or shrink back from speaking the truth, the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ, in love.
Then where is this other stuff coming from?
Those that are in high positions in almost every state.
God doesn’t have puppets and He doesn’t have strings. Those that are saved, willingly submit to the power of God. And at anytime, if we so choose, we could return to the demonic puppet master.
At any time, I can watch porn and masturbate (I still have Directv and access to the Internet). At any time, I can act out my former sinful sexual self. But I don’t want to because God loved me, and saved me, and delivered me from the horrible pit of sin. There is no desire to return because He fully satisfies me with good things so my youth is renewed like the eagles.
Besides, the Bible also says, “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.”
We are not pulled to act, we are inspired by the Holy Spirit to act.
At any time, we can stop ourselves from being led by the Spirit. We are not manipulated or coerced. And while there is repercussions for disobedience to the Lord, the Lord gives His people space to repent.
With the devil, when he gives power, he takes it away. Why? With the world, it’s about worship. World Idol. Every person that received glory from the world was destroyed. Count them up. How did some of them die? And even if they went “peaceful” if they died outside of Christ, in hell they lifted up their eyes.
All that work for nothing but eternal separation from the presence of the Lord in the pit of hell, called Hades, and after that, the judgment, and the lake of fire forever.
One thing about shows and actors, we forget that an actor is a hypocrite. That’s what an actor is. A play actor. They come out of who they are and assume the personality of their character. Depending upon their spiritual source, it’s either good or bad.
More than likely, it is bad.
You see, their sin on screen influences sin off the screen. In other words, those that are in darkness, plunge further into darkness. Those that have yet to plunge initially will plunge and be caught by demonic forces portrayed though hearts of darkness, teaching people the ways of darkness.
And when they stand on stage, you do not see them as a real person, you see the spirit that drives them and they think they are bigger in life. You acclimate to their sinful ways and fall into sin because they taught you. They trained you. They copycatted what they do and they pursue it with fierce gusto.
And if you try to preach to them the righteousness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, they will fight you. With our African American hip hop artists, now you see why they act out what they rap about or they are already acting out. It’s that they have found a way to communicate it to the masses, and more African American copycats show up.
That’s why the Lord Jesus said, “…unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
That’s the only way you will be able to bear good fruit. Yet, many that aren’t born again are trying to bear good fruit and we know that this is impossible, based on what the Lord Jesus said.
“…a bad tree cannot bear good fruit…”
Therefore, LGBTQ people or anyone that is not born again, cannot bear good fruit.
So there is a tremendous effort to discredit, restrict, impose man made laws and policy, speak evil of the people of God on the level of Goliath towards Israel, use violence, use politics, use the media, circumvent Internet free speech rights, use and play stupid childish, immature computer savvy blocking methods, harass, belittle and degrade anyone that uses the Word of God to tell the truth in love.
Modern day Gestapo, North Korea, Chinese and every other evil national totalitarian tactics to stop the truth. It’s not just the people that do these things, it’s the devil and his angels driving unregenerate people to do these things because they are blinded by the god of this world called the devil.
When the Soviet Union collapsed and the Berlin Wall was busted through, the people shouted. In fact, on one tape, at the Berlin Wall, the people that were once held captive by communism sang, “This Is The Day The Lord Has Made” in German.
If what the Bible said weren’t perceived as a clear threat, the devil and his kids wouldn’t even bother to say a word. But because the gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation, the promise of being made free by Jesus is too great a promise not to ignore.
Because when people are free, corrupt systems disappear.
The more homosexuals, lesbians, adulterers, fornicators, bisexuals and all sinners come out of the dark places to His marvelous light, the LGBTQ community would suffer heavy political loss.
Their sin of homosexuality would see a considerable decrease.
That’s why they push so hard vocally and vehemently against real marriage and righteousness according to the Word of God.
Back in 2004 or so, it seemed as if LGBTQ numbers were like 15% or more of the American population. This would be a formidable number because that means their influence appears to be heavy in every state and major populated cities.
But after they did an analysis of their actual numbers, it turned out to be significantly much less.
2% to 3% of the American population, which is far less than the African American minority numbers at between 12% and 14% of the US population. Yet, African Americans make of half the HIV/AIDS cases annually in America.
Why do they seem bigger?
Because heterosexual couples that live in sin or they are actually married support homosexual marriage. Coupled with the fact that politicians embraced their lobbyists. Coupled with the fact that the media embraced their sin of homosexuality. Not because it was popular but they saw another way to make money. Yes, they are being used like a dingy, rain soaked, never cleaned, floor mat and they do even know it.
Talk about being played.
Just like African Americans that do not know the truth are being played.
Each and every year, they vote blindly and stupidly. Hoping that they would one day “overcome.”
They do not mind if you keep singing, “We Shall Overcome” because if you knew the God of the Bible and the New Testament, ratified by the blood of Jesus said, “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world- our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” you would stop singing that song.
That song of hope remains an expectation that never will happen and that you will never overcome and win. That’s exactly what the devil behind the curtain wants you to think.
So they add to the voice behind the curtain. And they are just as boisterous.
Another hidden figure is the amount of bisexual activity that goes on with unregenerate men and women.
But the God of the Bible, the Word of God, and the redeemed of the Lord is not a threat.
We are a promise.
The promise of hope, and joy when a person is turned from the power of satan to God, from the power of darkness to light. From sin to righteousness. From a child of hell to a child of God. From the presence of demonic forces to the presence of the Lord.
With the Chick-fil-A situation, again, they tried to use the tactic of “loud and boisterous” in hopes that they would strike fear and terror.
A pip squeak called satan, defeated by Jesus, is behind the curtain, remember.
We are not impressed or intimidated.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous hand. Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing (hence the title of my blog), and those who strive with you shall perish, You shall seek them and not find them- Those who contend with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing. For I, the Lord your GOd, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.”
Several decades ago, the late James Cleveland, a practicing homosexual, sang a song called “Only A Look.” Years ago, as a young child, my late mother would play his albums or listen to his songs on WWRL in New York every Sunday Morning.
Part of the refrain of that song was, “Just one look, would turn you away from sin.”
Sadly, this powerful song never rang true in his heart. Some would dare to say that I shouldn’t judge a dead man. The way the Bible teaches is that either we are dead in trespasses and sins or we are dead to sin but alive unto God (see Romans chapter 6).
The Bible is clear about hypocrisy.
Living a hypocritical life while claiming to be walking in the light of the gospel is the worst kind of hypocrisy. Such was my life until I repented and left the sin of porn and self gratification, commonly called masturbation behind me forever.
LGBT false pastors and pretend churches that are popping up all over the place serve as a reminder that if you are going to talk about God, the Bible, and church, you cannot claim to be looking at the Savior and be involved in the sin the Savior came to save us from.
You cannot claim to know Him, sing to Him, lift your hands to Him (lifting up unholy hands with wrath and doubting) and kiss and have man to man, woman to woman sex. Let alone fornicate (porn), adultery, or be bisexual.
If you were to take a real look at Jesus like Thomas did, it wasn’t just the remarkable, undeniable fact that He was resurrected from the dead but the scars on His body is emblematic of the price He paid to redeem us from sin.
Just one look at each nail scared hand.
Just one look at each nail scared foot.
Just one look at the hole in His side.
Just one look at the blood trail of Jesus from Pilate’s pretorium to Golgotha’s hill.
To ignore looking at Jesus as He is, only underscores how intentionally blind people are to what He went through to save us from sin. We look at a clean Jesus before He died and we freeze frame Him there. But there is a bloody side of Jesus. A side that speaks volumes of what He went through to die for our sins.
Remember what John the Baptist said before Jesus was baptized in the river Jordan….
“Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 says,
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
The “let us” are the believers that became truly born again, having given up the life of sin, but fell into temptation and yielded to sin.
There is a difference between being an apostate and a carnal Christian.
An apostate (see Hebrews 6:4-8) is one that despised their salvation, has walked away from Jesus, and cast aside His salvation forever to return to the house of bondage forever. The person no longer claims Jesus as Lord. Apostates fit the profile of Esau. Esau gave up his birthright to Jacob and Esau lost the inheritance or blessing.
Incidentally, Esau was a fornicator and profane in his living (see Hebrews 12:16-17).
In other words, he was sexually immoral.
Fresh from the Holy Spirit.
If you are an apostate, you are no longer hypocritical. That’s because when you left Christ for good, you are doomed.
If you claim to be a believer in Jesus, but you were never born again, you are a sinner that has yet to be saved. You are neither a hypocrite or a believer. You are an impostor, pretender, or fictitious representative (hence, gay christians and gay churches). Make believe child of God fits the bill. It has hints of hypocrisy but the difference is that you know what a real child of God is but because of a love for sin, you refrain from becoming a genuine child of God, and you know what a real sinner is.
If you are a true believer in Christ but you constantly yield to temptation to sin, you are a hypocrite when you say you have no sin, but you commit sin, hence….
a carnal Christian is one that yields to temptation and fall into sin while attempting to practice righteousness simultaneously (see Luke 811-15 and Romans 8:1-17). You can’t be both and you can’t practice both at the same time. Your mind must be made up. This is the prodigal son attitude. Prodigal meaning wasteful. Eventually, the prodigal son returned and his father welcomed him with open arms and a kiss.
The insurgency of LGBT into the church is to attempt to legitimize lesbian, gay/homosexual, bisexual, transgender sin.
As long as the true church of the Lord Jesus Christ is here, we might as well preach and live the truth. It is not enough that we preach against it, and live against it. The hand is always out to reach into the flame and pull as many out as possible before it’s too late.
For the flame that many will be cast into, no man will be able to reach into it.
I am aware that many worry about offending those in the sin of homosexuality. Worried about offending people by declaring homosexual sins as an abomination. What the Lord is doing is that by His Word, He is letting us know how He detests the fact that what He created has turned to perverseness.
If we do not understand what God thinks about sin, any sin, then in our unregenerate minds, we believe that the Lord is fine with sin. And that’s the LGBT agenda, which is actually satan’s agenda.
God was never fine or “ok” about sin.
So while we preach the Word, we must use the same position of God. God detests sin. God hates sin. God does not like sin. God declares sin as an abomination. So to come out from being against God, we need to be born again.
Only a look. Just one real look at the real Savior, will turn you away from sin.
As you all know, North Carolina, on May 8, will be voting regarding the determination that marriage is between one male and one female. Elder Raymond King of Securing Hope Ministries emailed a link to me regarding this vote. I will add that there is a broad campaign to misinform the Body of Christ in NC.
GMCWatch also endorsed the stand for NC to vote for the fact that marriage is between one male and one female.
It is stressed again that homosexuality is sin. Sin is the foundation as to why gay marriage is wrong and ultimately against the will of God.
This must be looked upon as a full court press attempt by LGBT and other gay organizations to manifest sin in the United States and around the world.
It is a clear and present danger of epic proportions. And yes, it is a global threat.
There is also a broad campaign to silence African Americans that happened to know the truth about the issue so that LGBT agendas can flourish without objection.
However, when the will of God is before the people, it is important to stress that regardless of the devil’s terror, misinformation, and intimidation tactics, the people of God must stand.
“And having done all to stand, stand therefore….”
In the churches, African American pastors in particular, are picking up the pace in informing the congregations of the importance of voting.
The president weighed in and said that the amendment is “discriminatory.”
He has a right to disagree but we all know that according to the Word of God, the president is wrong.
Proverbs 14:34 says, “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach (wicked thing, or shame) to any people.”
Based on this Word from God, Mr. President, your “discriminatory” comment is dead wrong on arrival.
In my opinion, as an African American, he should know better.
Better yet, the president, as a professed Christian, which is very suspect and highly questionable, the president still should know better. You can’t be a child of God and be against God and His Word at the same time. You cannot be for sin and against God at the same time.
Believers of Jesus Christ should have known better after then Senator Barack Obama made unambiguous speeches to keep Planned Parenthood (Abortionhood) around and to champion homosexual and lesbian issues on an unprecedented scale.
It should have been a clear signal that sin was to be further entrenched. As you all should know, sexual immorality is at the root of abortions and homosexuality, and lesbianism.
African Americans that voted for the president, you should have known better.
You must be for God and against all sin at all times.
Disagree, cry, fuss.
But sin is sin, and righteousness is righteousness. Right is right and wrong is wrong. But light is light and darkness is darkness. You will never find God and the devil sitting on the same throne at the same time, or playing musical chairs. God remains King of kings and Lord of lords. God remains in the heaven and devil is destined for hell.
What is also heartening is there is a growing trend that the regular voting along Democratic lines in the past is starting to dissipate. In the past, it was a regular thing for Blacks to vote against the Word of God in issues that matter the most.
As a result, we’ve been voting for our own demise.
The time has come where we look to the Word of God and determine that the way we vote must be consistent with what God said in His Word. Regardless of the intimidation tactics. It appears that for so long, African Americans, having now the right to vote, have basically been told, to shut up and vote without looking deeper into how such voting would drastically affect African Americans in the future.
The time is now for the true believers in Christ in NC to vote in such a way that the will of God is honored. The end of traditionally voting to appease Blacks in the democratic offices has now come to a close. There is a way for African Americans to vote and remain the watch dog over true Civil Rights without allowing outside influences such as LGBT and other gay organizations to further entrench themselves deceptively behind the true cause of freedom for Blacks in America while keeping us seated at the back of the bus.
Please do not misunderstand me. We are not supposed to remain at the back of the bus.
I will add that it doesn’t mean voting Republican or Independent either. Any candidate that is not consistent with the Word of God should not get a vote. Some dare to say that if you do not vote, then the opposition wins. But what about when a candidate blatantly agrees with all sin.
I believe that the Spirit of God will inform you as to what you are to do but do not be found voting in agreement with sin. What if a candidate is “close enough?” Again, ask the Holy Spirit and He will guide you as to what you are to do. Remember, the Holy Spirit will never lead a child of God away from the will of God (see Romans 8:26-27).
The “down the road” ramifications may be too much for us to bear.
The blatant hijacking of Civil Rights must be aggressively stood against by the Word of God.
And it’s not about pulling up the past and conjuring the voices of the past.
African Americans, your ancestors have stood their watch. We must stand the watch in our time, but this time, with the will of God in mind. You can’t go wrong when you please God because God is pleased to come and walk with us who are undefiled according to Psalm 119:1-8.
It’s not about what we think. It is about what God said and agreeing with what God said that is very unpopular. But this is not a popularity contest.
No people, no nation has ever gone wrong trusting in the Lord.
The conviction must be based on the truth of the Word of God. Not based on what you feel. Because when God issues a command, He didn’t ask any of us how we felt about it.
We are told to obey.
We must live according to the convictions of the Scriptures and be found remaining true to the One who died for us, for our sins, and truly set us free.
I’m not a North Carolinian, but I am a born again believer in Christ and I am an African American. I stand with my brothers and sisters in Christ in prayer that God’s Word will prevail mightily and that the will of God be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Please read the excerpts blow and be encouraged.
“The amendment would not change the law – same-sex marriage is already not legal in this state,” the Rev. Sheldon Shipman said he told the 800 members of Greenville Memorial A.M.E Zion Church last week. “So it becomes a civil rights issue, sanctioning discrimination and making it part of the constitution.”
Yet, most of the state’s African-Americans appear ready to rely on the Bible as their voting guide. They cite Genesis and the Gospels as defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and quote from Leviticus in the Old Testament and Paul in the New, which call same-gender sex abominable, perverse and shameful.
As such, the marriage amendment has hammered a wedge between two enduring traits of African-American believers – a tradition of political and social activism, and a streak of moral conservatism, especially when it comes to gays and lesbians.
“That’s the quandary: They can’t see that they will be voting against someone’s ability to live their own life,” says Tracy Godfrey of Charlotte, a gay black man raised in a conservative Baptist church who joined Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian a year ago.
“… On a faith level, they will vote against the very thing they’ve been taught in church, ‘that whatever you did to the least of these, you did for me.’ ”
Amendment opponents call the referendum a waste of time and money, given the existing state law against same-sex marriage. They say the wording threatens the legal status and benefits of all unmarried couples, including heterosexuals, and writes discrimination into the constitution.
Based on his sermon, Davis buys none of it. “You’ve heard the talk. As African-Americans, we ought to know that this is discrimination. Discrimination? Black people have been discriminated against because of the color of our skin, not by our behavior or a choice of lifestyle.”
“I was born like this!” Davis shouted while he pointed at his bare hand, “amen ” and “preach-it” rising up from the congregation. “I need you to understand that you and I must stand for what God says!”