Maya Angelou, Oprah, And Many Ways To God

My thanks to Terrance Barlow, my brother in The Lord and fellow abortion abolitionist, for posting the YouTube presentation of Maya Angelou and Oprah on FB.

Jesus said,“I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father but by Me.”

Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Peter said, “Neither is salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.”

Paul said “One Lord, One faith, One baptism, One God, and Father of all. Who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”

Paul said, “If any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.”

In this video is the proof of the fact that when you hear what people are saying, it’s because it is abundant in a person’s heart.

That’s because Jesus said “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”
When there is no Bible verse or verses to support what you are saying, it is clear that you do not have the knowledge of Christ in your heart. You see, you can talk like you know Him, but when you know Him, you are not ashamed to say His name.

And when you know what He said, you will never say things like….“There are many roads to God.”

In the video, you will see Oprah give Maya a leading statement to ensure that she gives the answer that pleases Oprah.

Then you will probably say, “You can’t say that a person is in hell based on a video.”

One thing about this video. It is evidence of a Bible-less person. Show us where in the video she used one verse of Scripture to refute or support what she said. Just one time where Maya said, “For the Bible said…..”

You see, it is not about how eloquent you speak. It is about having an intimate relationship with God, through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. And evidence of that relationship is in knowing what the Bible said. Show us in one part of this video where she mentions the name of “Jesus.”

There is none, and you know it.

Some will say, “Just because she didn’t say Jesus, it doesn’t mean she don’t know Him.”

Paul said, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. For it is the power of God unto salvation…”

Jesus said, But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”

Take note how it is done. There are plenty of Bible verses to support what I said here. When detractors comment, you will not see one Bible verse to support their error. And if you do see a Bible verse, it is partially quoted. Misquoted. Or out of context quoted.

You see, with Oprah and Maya, it’s never about satisfying God’s requirement. It’s about circumventing what the Bible said.

That’s why you will always have people that will distract and detract from the Bible to praise the poet and ignore what God said as a requirement for salvation. Because Jesus said “I am the Way….,” who are we to say that there are many other ways? Who are we to intentionally and deliberately tell God that His ONLY WAY is invalid? 

That’s why we must never allow the emotion of the moment to persuade us from the truth of God’s Word.

Some will say……“There he goes again. Pushing people into hell because Maya said some things.”

What she said, surely wasn’t the Word of God. What Oprah said clearly isn’t the Word of God.

Have enough sense to get your Bible and investigate instead of protecting error.

Some people refuse to see the truck with headlights that is right on top of them.

Sadly, a sign sits at the top of the cliff. “The Way Down.” As the people line up to board the bus to go down, on the bottom of the cliff is several bus loads of people. Killed because they never got off the bus before it headed down. Yet, people get on the next bus to go the same way, to die the same way.

For once, get off the buss and save the trouble of the coroner zipping you up because you didn’t want to get off the bus.

That’s just the way people in blind error operate.

Yes, she could have repented at the last moment, and we pray that she did. However, when you see stuff like this video, it’s quite possible that she might be lost in hell. Very difficult to ignore that possibility. A grave tragedy is that people will honor the dead outside of Christ more than they would honor the true and living God and His holy Word.

What God requires transcends anyone’s honor when they die. We must have more respect for God and His Word than for people that may or may not have made Jesus Lord. Learn to honor God above people. Love the Lord you God with “ALL your heart, soul, mind, and strength.”

If you cannot love the Lord more than a dead poet, then you honor the dead more than God.

There aren’t many roads to God.

There is only one Way to God. Jesus. When you do not hear them speak of Jesus, it is a clear deliberate act to circumvent the plan of salvation to be saved by grace, through faith. Man must come to Jesus. Not throw Him aside to get into heaven. Not declare that there are “Many ways to God.”

Paul said, “For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Jesus paid a terrible but necessary price to redeem man.

To ignore that Way is perilous and second death” deadly.

This is probably one of many videos of her belief system. But note that she is playing the strings of a performer and Oprah is eating this up. It appeals to her because of one thing. Renunciation of sin is not necessary and religion, based on their rules, while ignoring the truth of the gospel, is their only objective.

Here is a video link on YouTube of Maya Angelou on Oprah’s show.

PREACHERS OF JC

If we have learned anything from this, it’s what a preacher is not supposed to look or act like regardless of whether it is scripted, staged, or coached.

What people see in the pulpit ought to be consistent with what they see in the street or in their homes. Anything else and the gospel of Jesus Christ they preach about is a farce. Your preaching must line up with your living and your living must line up with your preaching. Otherwise you are a bald face liar and the worst of hypocrites the world has ever seen.

In fact, we need to distinguish ourselves from the portrayals the world offers.

The world knows where to find the Real Preachers Of JC but they will not bother with them because there is a level of conviction and holiness that these preachers are living in that will bring their sin up in unimaginable ways. In most cases, a holy man or woman of God will not have to say a word. Their life of power, prayer, and personal integrity is enough to cause them to think about their spiritual condition outside of Christ.

“A holy man (or woman) is an awesome weapon in the hands of a holy God.”

The world wants a compromised preacher. But The Lord wants a sold out, holy preacher who will stand for the truth of God’s Word, and will speak truth regardless of the cost.

Whether it is blown out of proportion or scripted, Preachers Of LA has opened up our eyes to see what The Lord really is demanding out of His preachers.

As some of you have seen and heard Preachers Of LA has caused a stir in the world of preachers.

Several things come to mind and it is obvious that people that support this will stand for it as opposed to the truth.

As G. Craige Lewis, of EX MINISTRIES pointed out, all reality tv is scripted to portray a particular theme. It is under false pretense that gives the appearance that this is the truth. However when you are dealing with the world, you are dealing with the system of the law of sin and death, under the ruler-ship of the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience.

Paul also said in 2 Corinthians 4:4 “in whom the god of this world has blinded, the minds of those who do not believe, unless the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”

The goal of the enemy is to reduce the viability of the gospel by presenting a small percentage of preachers that live what I call, double agent lives.

Many preachers aspire to have what they have and will do everything to pursue it.

But thank God that there is a distinction. Remember, you are only seeing a small percentage of preachers living the way the Preachers Of LA are living.

Their justification for this is perverted. It is important for you to understand that the gospel of Jesus Christ isn’t about wealth and trusting in uncertain riches, fame, and fortune.

It is about winning the lost to The Lord Jesus Christ. We must also believe that this didn’t catch God by surprise. Just like David, Samson, Gehazi, the Sorcerer in the book of Acts called Simon, and many others that sinned.

Thank God that there are preachers that are legitimate. Called and graced by God to do the work of the ministry without fanfare and the false trappings of notoriety, and riches.

In Matthew 4:23-24 the Bible says,

“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon- possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.”

The word fame means “heard.” When the legitimate power of God is in operation, the fame of Jesus went around quickly. However, the sole purpose of the power of God is not just to minister to the needs of people, but to attract them back to The Lord so that people could repent of their sins.

Jesus said in Matthew 11:20-24 (NKJVS)

“Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent: “ Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.”

But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.”

As you could see, the reason for the gospel or good news of Jesus Christ is to draw men to repentance and faith towards God. Any other purpose is an aimless, selfish purpose. If we fail to preach the gospel in its purest form, then it is another gospel.

So when you look at shows of this nature, remember that you are not to throw every preacher under the bus and drive over them. Just know that there are hirelings and there are shenanigans, and that there are charlatans out there that will dupe you into thinking that Preachers of LA is real.

They are not real preachers. Real preachers would never “merchandise the anointing.” True, authentic, unadulterated preachers would never jeopardize the sanctity of the call of God upon their lives. Real preachers carry the weight of the voice of God that summoned them to the service of preaching the Word of God.

Real preachers live the gospel they preach. They seek no glory because the Bible says, in 1 Corinthians 1:29, “that no flesh should glory in His presence.”

The Amplified Bible says, “So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of The Lord.”

So the four “E’s” of ministry must be avoided.

1. Elitism.

2. Empowerment.

3. Entitlement.

4. Expediency.

When you seek after being one of the elite preachers, or the preeminence, you are asking to be exalted in pride like the devil. When you reach the false place of elitism, you feel empowered to do anything you want against all that righteousness and wisdom stands for. You enter the dragon of entitlement. You believe that you are entitled to everything, which leads you to expediency which means of an action convenient or practical although possibly improper or immoral.

You will entertain more thoughts and suggestion of evil and cross lines you said you would never cross. This leads into committing fornication and adultery. Homosexuality and bisexuality. Impregnating women in the church that are gullible to fall for your personality instead of falling on their faces to God.

When people are attracted to your personality they are worshipping you. That’s why it is important to have pure motives for ministry. Immoral women today do not care if you are married. All they care about is getting you. And when you lead them on as a pastor, you are violating your trust as a preacher.

With these things in mind, here are 27 things that qualifies a person as one being a PREACHER OF JC.

1. Saved by Grace.

2. Repented of sin.

3. Not a novice.

4. Never compromise the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

5. Heard the voice of God call them into the service.

6. Not hungry for money, notoriety, fame, or sexual immorality.

7. Full of the Holy Spirit, faith, honesty, and walks in integrity.

8. Has a good reputation outside the church.

9. If married, is happy, satisfied, faithful, and caring.

10. Takes care of the house BEFORE taking care of the church.

11. Quick to obey God and His Word.

12. Quick to disobey the devil and resist his temptations.

13. Quick to stand for Jesus and never fall for the wiles of the world.

14. Never compromise, maintains Biblical convictions.

15. Ready to witness and shares Jesus at every opportunity.

16. Live what they preach before they preach to others.

17. Never allows sin to dominate them.

18. Never quit praying and feeding on the Word of God.

19. Knows how to love the truth of God’s Word above everything else.

20. Always looking to do those things that please the Father.

21. Lives in holiness at great expense.

22. Knows how to be measurably transparent, walks accountable to God and man.

23. Gives God ALL the glory, honor, and praise.

24. Understands the dangers of sexual sins and avoids the secret life of perversion and hypocrisy.

25. Walks in love towards the people while loving God and His Word more.

26. Walks in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

27. Is a worshipper of the Father in spirit and in truth 24/7.

If you want to be a PREACHER OF JC – Jesus Christ, you must walk like Him. Otherwise, you are a Preacher of LAA, Lacking An Anointing.

21st Century Pulpit Cowards

The Lord Jesus said this to John, the beloved disciple and eyewitness apostle of the Lamb….

Revelation 21:6-8

And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Please note in verse 8, the word “cowardly.”

For a while, I couldn’t get what the Lord meant by that and then after while, the events of our time came, front and center.

Left and right, pastors that we expect to toe the line and contend for the faith, shimmied and two stepped their way from the absolutes of the Word of God.

Many of your TV preachers that you put so much stock in, are found to speak out of two sides of their mouths. When posed with questions about the sin of homosexuality, they cower in fear and you can see it in their faces.

When we talk about Elijah fearing Jezebel, this is what we see.

Remember when the prophets of Baal, 450 of them were assemble at Mount Carmel? After The Lord rained fire on the altar full of water, Elijah commanded the men to seize the prophets of Baal and Elijah killed them all.

Word got back to Jezebel and she threatened Elijah’s life. Elijah ran.

After The Lord poured down fire from heaven after Elijah prayed, this event put Elijah down as one of the greatest prophets that ever walked the earth.

He didn’t finish his earthly ministry well.

He finished running from a sexually immoral, power hungry woman.

Assembled in many places are pastors and bishops sitting in places like The View or the OWN Network. Oprah Winfrey Network. And the same situation is before them.

Many of today’s, preeminent preachers that command the attention of thousands of people on Sunday, and millions, worldwide, sit on these shows and never challenge the false prophets and teachers of today.

When asked pointed questions, it is with a clear intentional avoidance and with lackluster, and no backbone that they give answers that make them appear that our God is small, insignificant, and can’t defend the righteous.

They give answers that magnify the devil. So soft are these answers that the devil dares God to sneeze.

And the people of God are wondering what is going on. Many have voiced outrage at these bishops and pastors that wilt when posed questions about homosexuality, abortion, and covetousness.

These men and women, when they get in front of the camera are so full of themselves that the God they claim to serve is suppressed because it’s their camera time.

The media has made them larger and no one can detect God in them. And the people are so mesmerized with them that they eat, sleep, and drink their lives that they cry out to be like them.

It’s a shame. They get behind their pulpits and they appear invincible. But when they get into a one on one, they wilt, and falter right on cue.

You were expecting them to blast the devil’s henchmen and the henchmen standing behind them shows them the blade of the axe if they say one word not discussed at the food table.

They are ready to crucify them if their guest deviates from the script.

The blade on the neck of Christian in days of old was welcomed by those that stood their ground to testify of the Savior. The saints of old feared no man for fear of God. To be denied because you denied Him, is the worst thing in the world.

Just remember Peter.

How he felt when he denied Jesus three times. The last time, Peter cussed and The Lord looked at Him.

But oh, the next time, Peter would not flinch and when it was time for Peter to testify, he learned his lesson.

Tradition has it that he was crucified upside down because he felt not worthy to be crucified like his Lord.

Today’s pulpit are filled with yellow belly cowards that are afraid to stand on the Word of God and denounce their humanistic demonically inspired rhetoric.

And the world is loving it.

Even more so, satan is just laughing.

These “pulpit giants” are like grasshoppers in the sight of the devil. My point is not to badger but it is to expose the fact that if there is ever a time to identify what the Lord Jesus meant by “cowardly,” just look at the interviews and how they represent the Lord Jesus in panel sessions.

The word “coward
is the Greek word “delios” from “deos” (dread); timid, i.e. (by implication) faithless. This is Strong’s Concordance.

If this definition isn’t enough, look at Thayer’s Lexicon (Words).

“timid, fearful….of Christians who through cowardice give way under pressure and apostatize.”

This is exactly what we are seeing in our interviews and panel discussions that the world has. They call on the “greatest preachers and teachers” of our times and dare them to be a man or woman of stiff conviction.

In the greeting area of most of these places, they have food and other delicacies. They sit, have small talk and size them up.

Remember this Word….

Proverbs 23:1-3

When you sit down to eat with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you; and put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to appetite. Do not desire their delicacies, for they are deceptive food.”

The cowards of the pulpit sit down, eat with them and then when it is question and answer time, because it is deceptive food, they fail to stand on the Word of God.

The food was good.

The hospitality, impeccable.

Why should I come down hard on nice people?

Why should they all be told that they need Jesus?

Why should they be told that they are good with God the way they are?

Why should I rain on their parade and tell them that if they refuse to repent, they shall all likewise perish?

There is no need to cause an uproar.

Can’t we all get along?

The 21st Century Pulpit Cowards love not to confront because that would isolate them. These cowards love the people and if people walk away from them because of the stand on the Word of God, they wouldn’t get paid, worshipped, and loved. Their titles in their mouths would cease to be heard. The respect would go with them.

But little do they know that all of that is worthless because only One Person gets all that.

The Father.

People would walk away and the last thing that you want is for a mass exodus of good loving people that pay enormous amounts of money to sit on the front row of church to be told that they are good the way they are.

No conviction. No fear of God. Great praise and worship music, but no conviction for sins committed in the past week, or even a few moments ago, lusting after a woman sitting in front of you.

You see, the 21st Century Pulpit Cowards, when they do not confront the sin of our times, it’s because they have people in their congregations that are in sexual immorality. Secret Sexual Sins is all up in the house.

To confront the sin of our times demands that the preacher live clean lives. They must ” cleanse themselves of all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

When they repent, and demand others to repent, it is only then that the preacher can confront the sin of the world with strong Holy Ghost conviction.

Holy men are an awesome weapon in the hands of the Holy God.

But when a man or a woman compromises, and let people in the house of God compromise, then they cannot confront the world with sin. And this is the reason why they do not confront when interviewed.

But God hates sin, and so should we. It’s also being able to extend them the grace of God so they can be free.

Taking a position against sin must be made. Taking a stand to help pull them out of sin by the blood and grace of Jesus is the ultimate goal, that glorifies God. Should they intentionally refuse, they must be told the fate of all those that reject the gospel. For all who pass through the portals of the doors of hell must abandon all hope.

The 21st Century Pulpit Coward will not preach truth. They will preach themselves because they are all about themselves.

The 21 Century Pulpit Coward will not stand and preach the Word and confront the sins of our day.

The 21st Century Pulpit Coward is only concerned about their image and how they look before people according to Matthew 23. They are hypocrites of the highest order.

The 21st Century Pulpit Coward, when confronted by the world media will say anything to save their own necks. And when it is time to represent Jesus well, they represent the devil and themselves well.

Go back to the definition of the coward. If you capitulate when it is time for you to stand, read the rest of verse 8.

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