When you talk about other ministers and their ministries, I find it very uncomfortable to do so because other ministers should never talk disparagingly about other ministers. However, in light of the truth, it is not about being malicious and it is not about jealousy of another “successful” preacher.
This video by EXMinistries with G. Craige Lewis and Tetuan Moffett is perhaps, the most detailed and painful pieces of exposing such ministers and their ministries that I have ever witnessed.
The facts and the truth is undeniable and if you were ever wondering whether or not to trust TD Jakes, Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, Rick Warren, and any other compromised ministers, wonder no more.
After today, if you are still a “touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm” kind of believer, at the very end of this video, listen to G. Craige Lewis’ statement. Below is a link to this powerful show.
Many will say that this is extreme but when God demands no other gods to be before Him, and that we are to enter in by the straight and narrow, and that Jesus is the only way, when preachers depart this absolute…..
2 Corinthians 6:17 says, “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord.”
For a long time, I’ve been wrestling with this. I wrestle no more. If you are going to two step around this, I will disassociate you faster than the top of your eyelid hits the bottom. I will walk away from you quickly. I will not have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness and neither will I fellowship with co-conspirators of perversion.
At Megafest, Oprah Winfrey, the demonically inspired high priestess will be there. There is no question in my mind that many people will go there unsuspecting of her witchcraft and they will be filled with perversion. Many “so called” gospel artists will be there as well as worldly hip hop artists. But the killer behind this is what will take place behind the scenes. If the gospel artists and hip hop artists are going to be there, know for sure that drugs, sexual immorality, perversion, alcohol, prostitution, and homosexual hook ups will take place there.
In the hotel rooms, porn and masturbation thirsty pastors will be there. Many people will be under the spell of sexual immorality. If we could see the porn purchases for this Megafest and if we could find out how many pastors and believers will delve into it, it would make your head swim.
Some will say, that this is just non sense. This isn’t going to happen. Think again.
Four years ago, I said that I no longer put it past professed believers. No more benefit of the doubt. Professed believers are capable of any thing and every thing, at any time. We can worship like we’ve been in the presence of the Lord all our lives and snort cocaine. We can have hands raised to God and use these same hands to play with ourselves and masturbate.
That’s right. No holds barred. God is not pleased with this and just because you act holy on Sunday doesn’t mean you will be holy on Monday.
God never blessed this and like the prophet said to Asa, “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly…..”
When TD Jakes brought in Oprah Winfrey to teach her demonically inspired “Life Class,” you are opening the door to seducing spirits and doctrine of devils.
The topic of discussion at the Life Class will be “Fatherlessness.” As commendable a topic as this is, sometimes you have to look behind the scenes to understand what else is at stake. When you are looking and listening to things without the Word of God, you need someone that “preaches.” What better person to bring or have on the stage than TD Jakes. This is called endorsement. You could either say something or say nothing. Your presence is an endorsement.
Oprah didn’t invite TD Jakes, Jakes invited Oprah however, we know who was running the show.
In a nut shell, how do you solve the problem with “fatherlessness?”
The Bible says, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
What does being born again have to do with this?
A lot. A person’s nature must change. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation. Fornicators and adulterers is responsible for a majority of children being fatherless. However, people will not come to the Savior. They will not come to the place where a person’s nature could be changed.
Correct me if I am wrong, but during the show, did we hear anything about a person’s nature being changed by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ? You see, when you do anything without God, everything is destined to fail. There may be some resolution, do not misunderstand me, but it is with man’s own graceless efforts. Man always want to do things without God. This is because man wants to make the rules and completely exclude the rule of God. This way, sin could be committed.
As long as we are on this planet and as long as fornication and adultery is still being committed, you will have more fatherlessness or worse. A child killed in the womb.
When you depend upon Oprah Winfrey to mesmerize the people away from God, as the prophet finished his sentence……“therefore from now on you shall have wars.”
The places where you thought you can climb out of will surround you. The people that were against you shall now prevail against you. The battles that you thought you’d win, and the victories you counted on will escape from you. The enemy was on the ropes but God will allow them to prevail against you. The defenses you thought were secure are now done away with. Your praise of God has turned into worship of idols. Your worship of God is now a worship of perversion.
Your connections to any hint of these people will drive you mad. Your evil pursuits are now your exposed agenda. Everything right about you in the past will mean nothing for the wrong your are now in.
Look at this video and judge for yourself.
IF you can easily push aside the fact that TD Jakes and all of them connected to false doctrine is still in the kingdom and preaching for God, I say to you that you have lost your ever living mind and you need to get saved. For the moment you exalt a man above God to protect any thing that God is against, you are an antichrist.
Look at this video.
As time progress, leaders must be watchful in all things. When coming out of the snares of sexual sins, they must learn themselves in the natural. As long as we are alive on this planet, it is a smart thing to learn your sexual tendencies, habits, patterns, practices, rituals, and routines.
The smarter you become about how you are tempted, the better you are able to develop resistance against the next level of temptation. As you have engaged in sin, you have incorporated unhealthy sexuality. Now that you have come from the darkness into the light of Christ, you now have to incorporate healthy sexuality in terms of choices and decisions.
As The Preacher said, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven…a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing.”
The half brother of the Lord Jesus, James, tells us that we are to “Submit ourselves therefore to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
Peter says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, stedfast in the faith…”
As you put distance from the last time you’ve grieved the Lord, you should not waste time waiting to be tempted to get ready. As soon as the last sin is over, your mind and body is planning a comeback. When habits, patterns, and routines aren’t broken, then the mind plans another round of sin.
That’s where you will find that your repentance has sticking or staying power or you were just playing.
Repentance is always the starting point after sin, but very few make an aggressive plan to fight the next temptation. When your sin is still “fresh in you flesh,” these are the most difficult moments to make a stand. That’s why you have to identify “trigger mechanisms” that set things off in your mind and flesh to start you down the path of resuming business as usual.
If you are married, porn and masturbation went from recreation to “can’t live without it.”
So, lets start with breaking this sin first. You repent. You sensed that the Lord forgave you. You receive forgiveness and you feel like a new man. You promise not to sin that sin again.
You now set yourself to keep that promise.
Psalm 119:9-11 says….
“How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandment. Your Word have I hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”
How are you going to stop from breaking your promise to God?
The question is answered with a question.
“How shall a young man cleanse his way?”
The response is simple, yet, profound.
“By taking heed according to Your Word.
From the point of the promise to never sin that sin again, you have to “cleanse your way.”
In Matthew 7, Jesus likens a person that hear His sayings and does them as a wise man that builds his house on a rock. As long as you hear the Word of God and then do the Word of God, the house you build is secure. Now mind you, the storms of life will come. Rain will descend, floods will come, and the winds will beat upon your house, BUT…..it will remain standing because the foundation is solid. You built your house on a rock.
Doing the Word after hearing the Word is the building of the house upon a rock.
James tells us to….“Be doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
Here is a key…Do the Word and not do porn and masturbation.
Paul said this in Romans chapter 6…..“And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.”
Paul also said this in the 12th chapter of Romans…..”But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lust.”
Instead of making provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lust, make provision for the spirit to worship God in spirit and in truth.
We easily submit to the heated sexual moments that run rampant through our minds. When this occurs, this is the opportunity to remember the promise you made to God not to sin that sin again. This is the moment that the Holy Spirit will work with you in your weak moment to give you strength to overcome temptation. Sometimes you do not have to go places to be tempted. All you have to do is remember habits, rituals, cycles, practices.
I find that when I do remember these sinful habits, the Holy Spirit brings to my attention 1 Corinthians 10:13 and 2 Corinthians 10:4-5.
So I submit to God.
If you hesitate, that’s the ill fated moment the devil was waiting for.
During my time of subsequent relapses in mid 2012, it’s those moments that I let my guard down (not porn but masturbation).
When the situations of life come at you, you think about relief and feeling good, sex will do that according to Dr. Archibald Hart who wrote the book on The Sexual Man. When life comes at you and you are not vigilant, that’s when the flesh and mind wanders from the commandments of the Lord. When you are not practicing the presence of the Lord, your spirit man is weak.
Proverbs 24:10 says…..
“If you faint in the day of adversity your strength is small.”
So how do I build my strength up to withstand in the moment of temptation?
Prayer and obeying the Word. You must be ruthless on your flesh and mind (see 1 Corinthians 9:27 and Colossians 3:5).
If you practice His presence within you, you will “take up your cross and follow Him.” Living the crucified life requires the measure and level of Paul’s life. “I die daily.”
The urges and impulses that operate within you were put there by the Lord, but when Adam fell into sin, they became perverted. After being born again, the mind and flesh now has to commit to doing righteousness. Spirit, soul, and body must now work in unison with the Holy Spirit to obey the Word of God on a moment’s notice. The enemy will not waste time with you. Each moment counts. When you submit yourself without hesitation, that means you have put on the armor of light and you are ready to do battle.
Submission is where it all begins. Submission to God through His Word.
Afterwards, you must be vigilant. You have to watch your every thought. You have to watch where you put your hands at night. You have to do what is necessary to keep your promise not to grieve the Lord in sin. Then, you have to spend time strengthening your heart, mind, and flesh to withstand temptation.
This is accomplished by a variety of means. Very few will win the battle against temptation who constantly feeds on the world and starves themselves of the Word. The more Word you feed on, the more of the world gets starved out of you. Remember, your heart is like a field. Whatever seed is planted, that is what will manifest as a harvest.
Paul said this is Galatians 6……
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.”
That’s the difference between victory and defeat.
Whatever you feed on is the difference. How much time you spend in either will be the difference. As you feed on the world your spirit man grows weaker and will never be able to withstand in the evil day. As you feed on the Word, your spirit man grows stronger and will be able to withstand in the evil day.
Paul also speaks of renewing the mind and the spirit of our minds. If you preoccupy your mind with things of the flesh, your mind will resume habits, rituals, cycles, and practices. To break these things, you must renew the mind. Renovate the mind. Redo the mind with the Word of God.
You have to make a conscious decision to put into practice having the mind of Christ. As long as you do these things, you will master the mind and flesh, and victory, by the help of the Holy Spirit, is achievable.
So far, we’ve covered 5 of the 10 Deadly Sins Of Leaders Involved In Secret Sexual Sins.
#5. Pride and Arrogance.
#4. Failure To Take Heed.
#3. Compromise And Conviction.
#2. Candid Camera.
And the first one….
No Real Relationship With The Lord.
So here we are with #6, Deliberate Avoidance Of Confrontation.
In one way or another, we all avoid the place where a good spanking is coming for us. As kids growing up, we want to do our thing and get away with it. We know that sooner or later, it will catch up to us, and like clock work, the dinner bell of judgment comes.
The Lord confronted the sins of David by sending the prophet Nathan. The Lord Jesus met the woman at Jacob’s well. The Lord Jesus had a woman caught in the act of adultery brought to her. The Lord confronted Cain concerning the murder of Abel.
It is apparent that the discovery of a secret is the most feared aspect of Secret Sexual Sins.
Notice what the Lord Jesus said in John 3:19-21….
“And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
Notice what Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:4
“But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.”
When Paul speaks of those that sleep at night and get drunk at night, and when the Lord said, men loved darkness rather than light,” it is a clear indication that concealment depicts secrecy.
When you want to commit sin, it’s the works of darkness that gives you the false sense of security that you can get away with it. But the reality is that works of darkness are done in the dark. It depicts the sinister nature of a person bent on sinning against the Lord. We must remember that the Psalmist in Psalm 139, said of the Lord that “the night and the day are both alike to You.”
In other words, God doesn’t care if you believe that you can hide under the cloak or cover of darkness. He can still see you. Sometimes, we act like He doesn’t see us.
Remember, sin is an act of defiance against the known will of God.
Now look at what Paul said in Ephesians 5:11-13…
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.”
The intent of light is to expose the secrets of darkness. Confrontation is designed to shed light on what we may be doing in secret so we could avoid more judgment. Confrontation is part of the “chastisement of the Lord” (see Hebrews 12:4-17). If the Lord didn’t love you, He wouldn’t bother to shed any of His light on what you are doing in secret. He would let you do what you do and still judge you, based on His righteousness.
When you are hiding something, you have no confidence before the Lord, and no confidence before men. However, we must never allow such confidence to take us over into the area of pride, and false humility. As Paul admonished, “Take heed, lest we fall.”
John, the beloved apostle of the Lamb said these words in 1 John 3:19-22…
“And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”
When you do not have confidence, you hide. Just like Adam and Eve did when the Lord came to confront their sin.
The Lord already knew they had sin but as a loving Father, He was not going to let what they did go.
It must be confronted.
I thought that confrontation takes place when a person sits down with another individual to delve into their lives. Sort of like, spill your guts and tell me everything that is going on in you, and if I find anything, I will lay you out. In other places, this may not be the case where consent is given. However, when it comes to discovery, sometimes, this doesn’t work because of fear. Even when there is nothing at all to discover, the fear is sometimes too much to overcome.
This kind of discovery tactic intimidates everyone. Little do we realize that this is the fear of God at work. Besides, God is more interested in the heart coming to Him than sitting down and digging up a person’s hidden secrets. Do not get me wrong. The Lord will resort to this when your sins are blatant and you show no serious indication that you will relent. When it comes to an individual bent on sexually sinning anyway, sometimes, truthfulness and honesty is a fleeting thing.
Some men and women are great liars. That’s what hypocrites do so well. They play the part of another so convincingly that to detect who they really are is almost impossible. However, it doesn’t matter what role you play before the Lord because He is God. He is omniscient. Even when the Lord confronted Cain, Cain was determined to kill Abel no matter what God said.
Cain was already in the depraved indifference state of mind. In other words, he didn’t care that the Lord said something to him. That’s the way it was with me. I didn’t care about what the Lord said. My sin was more important than the Word of God. My sin was more important than my relationship with God. My sin was more important than my love for my wife and daughter.
Sin’s acronym is Selfish Individual Needs.
This is not the way that every person should order their lives. To attempt to pattern after something that may not work for you, only invites future shipwrecks. However, in living before God, we are to walk “blameless unto the coming of the Lord.”
The key phrase is “the coming of the Lord.”
It is clear that everyone will not be ready at the coming of the Lord. The point of blameless is to be ready when He comes. Blameless is the only position of readiness. You cannot commit sin and be ready for the coming of the Lord. When the Lord confronts you about any sin, it is so that you would enter into repentance, receive forgiveness, and from that point, learn to walk blameless before the Lord.
I often thought….what would happen if I am watching porn and masturbating. Would the Lord accept me into His kingdom? Am I walking blameless? Am I walking in the light as He is in the light? Am I in fellowship with the Father through His Son, the Lord Jesus? Am I like the five wise virgins or am I like the five foolish virgins?
When it comes to confrontation, it may come in many forms. The Lord would send people in your path to distract you from making provision to fulfill the lusts of the flesh. The Lord may have you switch, unknowingly, radio stations to hear an important message from Him. Confrontation comes is various ways, designed to keep us off balance.
Off balance in the sense that you do not know when confrontation will come. Unpredictability has the potential of keeping a person honest. Then again, unpredictability of confrontation is no incentive at all for some bent on not being blameless before the Lord. Nonetheless, confrontation is there to protect us from impending judgment. Especially when we are entertaining the thought to cross the line we said to ourselves that we wouldn’t dare cross.
Finally, in Dr. Mark Laaser’s book on Healing The Wounds Of Sexual Addiction, I believe he talked about a story about a married, father of children pastor that robbed banks to feed his sexual addiction habits of porn, masturbation, strip clubs, Internet porn, and prostitutes. At the end, he was tried and convicted of armed robbery and served time. He lost his pastorate, obviously, and he hurt his family and children. At the pinnacle of this were layers of neglect.
The intentional disregard for the confronting power of God to save him from this pinnacle event.
When we refuse to even consider that the Lord is speaking to us in His still small voice, a much distinguishing, loud, impossible to ignore voice speaks to us. It could be that when we are about to cross a line, the voice of the Lord comes when the police comes. The voice of the Lord comes when the judge imposes a sentence for an avoidable crime. The voice of the Lord comes loud and clear when an STD of an incurable nature comes.
Yes, the voice of the Lord comes in many ways but it is prudent to listen to the voice of the Lord when we are still tender in our hearts and minds. The Lord knows how to salvage the unsalvageable. The Lord knows how to redeem the unredeemable. The Lord knows how to take a broken life, pieces all over the place, and one by one, put our lives back together again.
When the confrontation comes, let’s not run, but let’s embrace it.
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
Paul shared these words in Romans chapter one. These powerful words indicate that he may or may not have been tempted to be quiet or to be ashamed about the power of God exhibited in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
A boldness came over him because he remembered what happened to him on the road to Damascus.
The Light that was brighter than the noon day sun shown around him. This Light was Jesus.
John, the apostle of the Lamb reminded us about this Light in chapter one of the gospel of John. “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John also quoted Jesus saying, “I am the Light of the world.” John reminded us again about the Light in his first general epistle, “that God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.”
John reminds us of the Light in Revelation chapter one when John said, “”and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength,” and finally in Revelation chapter 22, “They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there; They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.”
Paul remembered this experienced because he observed the darkness coming upon the whole earth.
Sometimes shame can cause a person to back down, however, Paul chose not to back down but to stand firm.
Paul remembered on that road these words,
“to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those that are sanctified by faith in Me.”
After all, this is about bring many people from the place of darkness and the only thing that could do it is the light of the glorious gospel.
This country, the United States of America is in darkness because the church allowed darkness to enter their hearts. The place where the darkness entered is the media. All perversion of the devil is broadcast in some form, by way of our TV’s. It’s destructive power influences like no other. When people desire darkness, it is now broadcast to our phones and other devices. We can view anything and not have to wait until we arrive at home to view it.
Today, brother Milton Charles Barnes shared a message by Dr. Myles Monroe about a leadership conference evidently held in the Bahamas, at his local church on a message “Transforming Society.”
Being agents of change. If you are ready to be an agent of change, click the link below, but if you need an example of an agent of change, wait till you click the link at the end of this blog.
Here is the link to that message.
This message underscores the reason why the American church is under the spell and influence of LGBT.
The world and some segments of the church is hypnotized and under great spell of the seducing spirits and doctrine of devils.
I’ve often wondered why we are ineffective as a church and it is found in the media. We are so drunk with the world that we can’t hear the Word of God. When the truth is spoken, there is considerable resistance to the known will of God. We don’t stand a chance to operate in the power of God on the level of the early church because they didn’t have these distractions. We are so engulfed with the affairs of the world that we are the most ineffective bunch of Christians the world has ever seen.
Even in Prevailing Word Ministries, the work the Lord led me to start, we are seeing major changes but we are also seeing major resistance against the power of the gospel inside and outside the local church. If the church would see that the damaging affects of TV is at the root of ineffective Christ like living, we would pull the plug on TV.
Little did we know that we would watch the erosion of morals. From “Ricky” and “Lucy” sleeping in separate beds when “I Love Lucy” was produced, to all forms of lewd acts on TV, and movie screens. What was once unacceptable is now normal. The church has moved from dictating morals by powerful preaching and living of the Word of God to inviting lewdness to come directly into the house of the Lord.
An example of this is found in GCMWatch’s recent blog
Click the link below to read about lewdness in the church.
But it doesn’t matter. We cannot back down now. We have to push the Word of God regardless of the hour we are in. Regardless of the enemies arrayed against us. The comfort zone of the child of God is no longer safe. The persecution is here. We cannot retreat into the house of the Lord. We must advance the cause of the gospel of Jesus Christ no matter what.
We cannot back down now.
As hurt as most people will be, I cannot back down from preaching the purest form of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I don’t care what is lost except that I can’t do without truth. Truth must not be lost. We can’t be afraid to tell people inside and outside the church the truth of the gospel. The moment we are afraid to lose is a moment that we lose it all. God is about truth and if people cannot accept the truth, then the church is not the pillar and the ground of truth.
Sexual immorality has decimated the church. Preachers and believers are so drunk with sex that we do not know what it means to be intimate with the Lord. We are not paying attention to what is happening outside and inside the church. We have permitted lewdness to have free course. We bring in the sin only to let sin off the hook instead of killing it. Now mind you, Jesus was our propitiation. He became the appeasing sacrifice so that we can be free of the power and guilt of sin.
If we lose this element of truth in the church, then sin will reign without prohibition.
If the church fails to preach against sin and provide the love of the Father as the only way out of sin, we are no better than a strip joint. The church has become a strip joint where perversion is permitted without question. The church has become a whore house where the Lord had to depart because for Him to stay, no one would survive His presence.
In the days ahead, we will see more persecution. I recently observed a video of a street preacher in Toronto, Canada, preaching under a tremendous anointing. And people were resistant to the power of the gospel. It is dark in Canada. The spirit of darkness has set up rule in Canada. So much so that a demon possessed man warned this young street preacher that he would unleash darkness over the whole face of the area.
At the conclusion of the video, the last video the demon’s promise was somewhat fulfilled. This young street preacher preached the gospel right in the middle of an LGBT parade, surrounded by LGBT people. The light came on and the devil, who was perhaps a ruler of the darkness of this world, personally came to check that light.
You can click to see this brother in action. Please be advised. Vulgar language is used, discretion is advised.
A special thanks to Sister Vanessa Olszen, a FB friend in the Lord for sharing this video with us.
But how many of you know that the darkness cannot comprehend the light?
This from of darkness is in the church. It is not attacking the church. It is not invading the church. This form of darkness is in the church. The only way to deal with this darkness is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, cast out devils that are in people in the streets, and lead people to Christ in the backyard of the devil.
At the same time, in our local assemblies, we cannot back down from preaching the pure unadulterated Word of God. This assignment that the Lord gave me is beyond me. However, His grace is sufficient for me. In some places, it may cost you your life. However, we must remember that the Lord gave His life for us. He paid a powerful penalty for our redemption.
We cannot back down now.
What has the church become? A bunch of leaders that live hypocritical lives and filled with people that are as gullible as fish. How gullible are they?
Just say the magic words…..
Anointing, Power, Empowerment, Favor, Purpose, Destiny, Material Wealth.
And like a magnet pulling metal objects, they come running. Then you have people that never heard the voice of God before, claim a calling. The gift of gab is no qualification for ministry. Anyone can talk, but is there any demonstration of the Spirit and of power?
Just go to your conventions and meetings. Go to church and these things are lacking. What makes up for the lack of the presence of the Lord? Music. Music. And more music. That spiritual feeling is something that we have to have to make us or help us feel spiritual. But what is really going on? Have we reduced the work of the Holy Spirit to just feelings?
We go back to our private lives and nothing has really changed. We watch the same TV shows. We say the same things. We don’t talk about the Lord to others. We live just like…..the world we claim we desire to win to the Lord.
Except the world is not buying it.
They know we are hypocrites. They know we are a den of robbers. We come to the place where God is supposed to help us live better lives than before and all we are told is anointing, power, empowerment, favor, purpose, destiny, material wealth.
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Years ago, many disgruntled preachers decided to change the gospel message. After preaching for years for next to nothing. In an instant, the gospel of prosperity popped up. Many of God’s people started giving enormous amounts of money to preachers. Preachers would line up speaking engagements and conventions. It got over into excessive and frivolous activity that would make Paul’s bones cringe. Paul ministered many years with challenges beyond anyone’s imagination.
Yet, he did what he had to do.
Pay his own way, and the way of his entourage. Only one church thought of meeting Paul’s expenses. The Philippian church. Everyone else said, “You must be kidding!”
But did Paul complain? No. He made tents. Got paid for an honest day’s work (tent making), and preached the gospel anyway. After he was done, he got his boat tickets for him and his crew, and went to the next engagement.
Preacher predators only have one thing in mind as a predator. You gotta die because I gotta eat. Hence, you gotta give, so I can live.
Preachers these days, (me included) will never have an idea what it’s like to preach under Paul’s conditions. Many of us claim to be anointed and we know we aren’t, but if we could fool somebody, we eat, excuse me, feast tonight. Many will fuss and argue, and say that we need to pay pastors more. Let’s be reasonable about it. Not manipulative. So, the bulk of their messages will be about “tithes and offerings,” putting undue stress on the mother that is legitimately trying to feed her family. The father that is trying to make ends meet.
Why don’t the preacher learn to walk by faith and not by sight him or herself?
Seldom will you see preachers take their mink coat off and leave it with a homeless person.
We can’t help but also realize that million dollar mansions are not appropriate. Especially when you have people in your congregation that pay their tithes and offerings to your church, only to return to fight with the rat gnawing on the piece of wood that kept them up last night. Only to watch a family look into an empty refrigerator. Only to watch a family get out of the car to attend church; the car they slept in last night, and for the last three months because daddy lost his job.
We seldom hear messages about God changing our lives because the preacher doesn’t want to ruffle any feathers. If you start talking about things that really affect the way we live, the crowd will leave. When people leave, money goes with them. The big building you bought and built will not be paid for. Kiss your salary goodbye.
Then you make every effort to get out on the preacher circuit to preach your “A” message. Get a couple of thousand dollars in honorariums. Sell your books and CD’s. Pass out your email address and cards to other club members (prominent preachers), and you are set. Attend their conferences, or have a conference of your own and invite your club members. One hand washes the other. Rub my back, and I’ll be sure to rub yours.
Pay for my flight and hotel. What a life!
We read about stuff happening in our communities and we think nothing of it. It’s not like this every where. There are some ministers that live legitimate lives in the Lord and the house of worship is a genuine house of worship. There are pastors that care nothing about the club members of preachers.
However, many preachers have deep seated aspirations to make it like the others. To make their name known. To ride above the stars of heaven. Like a showman on The Ed Sullivan Stage.
We no longer cry out to God. We seldom work the Word in our own lives. Rarely are we moved by God to do His will. Chances are, we are just as filthy as the bones that lay in the cave of robbers. Hypocrites only look out for the bottom line. The outside of our garments must be pristine, but we all know that inside our cup bowl is last year’s meal. We wash the outside but the inside is full of bacteria, mold, and hints of what was last eaten when it was last cleaned.
We love to tell others how to live while we live what they are going through as far as sin is concerned. It’s very easy to tell others about their sins and our sins remain unchecked. As Paul said, “…disqualified.”
Oh, that’s 1 Corinthians 9:27.
The music minister looks at sister so and so. It’s that hook up time of month for these two. Pastor closes the door while he attends to some one on one counseling with a man, but that look in the man’s eyes was not right. And you know it. The First Lady is seen with another woman, but every one knows that this woman got some stuff because she’s looking mighty masculine, and smelling like Old Spice and Brut too.
You see, the church is no longer a place where the respect for the presence of God is foremost and preeminent. Where the fear of God is known. Where people carry this fear every where they go. The fear of the Lord is not just reverence, but it is also the ability to be very afraid to cross God. Used to be that you wouldn’t ever spit in front of the church. However, I will admit that back in the day, people did smoke outside the church. And that, while the pastor is preaching.
The Internet has a way of making church look perfect and neat but there is a lot of stuff going on behind the nip and tuck of ministry. Stuff that the Father sees every where. Granted, the church will never be perfect, but the perfecting Word is there to correct, instruct, rebuke, stir up, believers in the way of righteousness. This instruction is not just for Sunday morning but for the believer for the rest of their lives.
We forget that we only have a short time on earth and live like we are staying here forever. One person once said that the Bible is Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth. This is good but the instructions that were placed in the Word of God were given to us to help us live while we are on earth. When we get to heaven, and not all of man wants to go to heaven, the instructions learned is just a glimpse of the way heaven is all the time. That’s why Jesus prayed, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
When we live our lives like sinners, surely, it is not the will of God on earth.
The one way that you will know that you are not a hypocrite is Matthew 7:21-27 and James 1:22-25.
You cannot claim to be a disciple of Christ if you do opposite of what a disciple of Christ does. So, when you are a preacher and you teach the Word of God, make sure that you are living what you are teaching. It makes no sense trying to teach people what you haven’t been willing to learn yourself. If you’ve been touched by this, that means you still have a heart that desires all of God.
Your spirit, soul, and body was designed to be inhabited fully by God. Not so that you can be like the sorcerer in Acts 8, but to be effective as you are affected by the Word and presence of the Lord. People will know that you have been with the Lord when they see a change in your life, not by how well you can preach.
It’s a life well lived that makes the difference.
Lord knows that the world has had enough of watching the drama. It is time for the sons and daughters of God to manifest.
After all, all creation has been waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God.
They’ve had enough of hypocrites and the den of robbers.
Are you a huckster, pastor?
In 2 Corinthians 2:17, Paul shared these words.
“For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.”
You might ask, what does this have to do with porn?
Well….it’s about exploitation of a profession.
Most pastoral scandals that happen in the church is a combination of a pastor becoming disconnected with his wife, and the excursion of female sexual wanderers or predators, commonly called in the book of Proverbs, the sexually immoral woman.
For a married pastor, such disconnection occurs for a variety of reasons. Pastoral commitment to be at the church, counseling women alone is one grave factor. The superman pastor believes that he can save women. Such emotionally unstable women are easy pickings for the sexually immoral pastor.
Church secretary scandals are common. Today, the common scandal is now “sexually immoral women.”
While there is two sides to every story, a disconnected pastor, is either, according to the book “Betrayal Of Trust,”a “wanderer or a predator.”
Pastors have been known to make themselves seem so powerful that gullible women would be mesmerized by a man’s ability to use his “people and preaching skills” to get women into bed.
Pastoral hucksters fall under three categories that I recently discovered with the help of my friend, Pastor DL Foster, of Witness Freedom Ministries on a FB post.
1. Emotional manipulators.
2. Intellectual manipulators.
3. Revelatory manipulators.
Let’s look closely at each one.
1. Emotional manipulators- Most pastors preach with such emotions that he can say nothing wrong. Emotional women will eat this up, that no matter if he is right or wrong about Scripture, the right emotional phrase could trigger just an emotional response. This emotional frenzy in many churches is a lot of energy that hit targeted area of the soul. When a pastor hits the right stride, women will connect with that and regardless of whether what is said is truth embedded in Scripture or something that sounds like truth, women gravitate towards that and feel connected. This is where music also comes into play. Music opens the soul up for almost everything, and sadly, some music ministers who are sexually promiscuous, assists with a predator pastor, (whether knowingly of unknowingly) to get what they want sexually.
2. Intellectual manipulators- A woman is also drawn to a smart pastor. Most male pastors are knowledgable. Sometimes when a pastor is preaching or teaching the Word of God, his knowledge is like the wisdom God endowed Solomon with. He has an answer for everything, or so it seems. In most cases, the combination of emotions, intellect, and revelatory preaching and teaching, will attract women to a male pastor. Especially when a wife is disconnected from her husband, she gravitates to a man that will answer her questions. However, male pastors, that are predators, will act like a pimp. With skill and cunning words, pastors win their affection. By saying the right words, they offer gullible women everything. Afterwards, immoral pastors will turn the table and use every means of manipulation to get them in bed. Most women know the Word of God, but because of her desire to meet connection and sexual needs, she will abandon all discipline and believe the lie from a mand of Gawd.
3. Revelatory manipulators- These are the ones that are so spiritually deep that nothing he says makes sense but it sounds so spiritual. These master manipulators abuse the supposed operation of the gifts of the Spirit. Usually, they will operate in the utterance gifts of the Spirit known as prophesy, the gift of tongues, and the interpretation of tongues. This is not to say that the actual gifts of the Spirit are in operation. God is not in league or in connection with sin operating in the life of a huckster or hireling. Another area where this is common is the right music. The combination offers such an emotionally charged atmosphere, that this level is directly connected to 1. Emotional manipulators. Everything is done in such a way that you could be so emotional that the Word of God and the Spirit of God is not even a factor any more. All you know is thatseeming revelation by the Spirit of God caused you to trust the man of God. So much so that you are not even aware that these hucksters are driven by familiar spirits.
Now, notice Strong’s Concordance’s definition of “peddling.”
g2585. καπηλευω kapeleuo; from καπηλοσ kapelos (a huckster); to retail, i. e. (by implication) to adulterate (figuratively): — corrupt.
AV (1)- corrupt 1;
to be a retailer, to peddle to make money by selling anything to get sordid gain by dealing in anything, to do a thing for base gain to trade in the word of God to try to get base gain by teaching divine truth to corrupt, to adulterate peddlers were in the habit of adulterating their commodities for the sake of gain.
Notice the last part of this definition. “…to adulterate peddlers were in the habit of adulterating their commodities for the sake of gain.”
Sometimes gain doesn’t necessarily mean money all the time.
Gains of sex is also in the equation.
Notice the Amplified Bible of 2 Corinthians 2:17.
“For we are not, like so many, [like hucksters making a trade of] peddling Gods Word [shortchanging and adulterating the divine message]; but like [men] of sincerity and the purest motive, as [commissioned and sent] by God, we speak [His message] in Christ (the Messiah), in the [very] sight and presence of God.”
For instance, look at some of your “prophets” of today. They always use key phases such as destiny, purpose, blessing, faith, authority over demons, prosperity, sowing and reaping, seed time and harvest, and increase.
Some of their person to person “prophetic utterances” are generic words to get a certain emotional reaction from women.
Unsuspecting women will hear these words and if one word comes close to what may be happening in their life, the tears flow, and they drop their guard. That’s why you must hold your emotions and hear what is being said. Even if it witnesses to what you are going through, it is not the time to drop your guard.
Lurking behind this may be a man’s lust to have you sexually.
So, now that some of these things reveal the pastoral huckster, the question remains.
Will you still be deceived? Or will you be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might to leave that pastoral huckster. There are many women in church that would not have it any other way, but for the sake of keeping yourself pure, you have to make the decision to find a place where the convicting power of the Holy Spirit is constantly working in the church.
Where constant prayer is real and genuine. Where people agree with God and His Word faster than trusting the arm of flesh.
Is your church a house of pimps and prostitutes? Is the church you are attending filled with sexual immorality? Is your church the greatest whore house in town?
Is the house of God a genuine place of prayer or a house of whoredom, led by a pimp pastor huckster?
The clarion call to the church is to deal with this area relentlessly to prepare her to be a sanctuary, pure and holy. Tried and true. The pastoral huckster will either forsake his game, or continue to have a harem in the den of thieves that is supposed to be the house of prayer.
Genuine Pastors must be against sexual immorality for in the coming days ahead, the Lord will fulfill His will in the earth.
“That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water through the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”
A report by Christiannews.net is revealing holes in Rick Warren’s recent statement concerning homosexuals.
Every time you see him and the others capitulate, it sends shock waves. These men of God, such as TD Jakes, John Osteen, Creflo Dollar, Goerge Bloomer, and others are not as forth coming when it comes to the very basic responses to “soft ball” tossed question about the sin of homosexuality.
In my opinion, the news media always asks the wrong people.
Because they know what they are going to get from these people that claim to be “Christian leaders of the 21st Century.”
Take a look at this article, and then come back….
The Bible is clear about the sin of homosexuality. We all know Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:18-32, Genesis 2:24, Matthew 19:1-4, 1 Corinthians 6:9-20, Ephesians 5:24-33. At least good students of the Word of God should know.
Babes are different.
The world. Forget it. Even when you print it for them, they look at you like God didn’t say it.
But when you hear capitulation statements from prominent men and women of God, people that graduated from some formal renowned school, received honorary doctorates, or they may have earned them, out right, you wonder what in the world were they taught, and who taught them? Or they deliberately and intentionally deviated from what they were taught and have become so full of themselves that they teach variations of the truth.
Mutant Variations of Scriptures!
Sin used to be black and white.
Now there is so much gray that we really do not have any idea what sin is. Usually when I see this, sometimes, and it’s not with every preacher and teacher of the Word, that sin may have crept into their own lives. When leaders bring a mutation (an event that changes the [spiritual] genetic structure) of the Bible, there is tremendous amount of believers waiting to have an excuse to sin. When it comes from these “leaders,” we are seeing Matthew 15:1-9 all over again.
“Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”
When there is an intentional deviation from the Word of God where the “absolutes” of God’s Word is diluted, it’s no wonder that the church is in the condition that it’s in. The world (Oprah Winfrey) has used their demonic influence to where if Elijah were here on earth, he would cringe. This is the time to show the world who our God is, and we do what Elijah had done before he was taken up in a whirlwind. Run from Jezebel. The sad thing is that we have not even prayed to God. We haven’t allowed God to work a miracle to turn the hearts of God’s people back to Him.
Baal has answered, and he is god (sarcastically).
I’m not trying to insult their intelligence but when you see certain undeniable statistics regarding the pandemic of HIV/AIDS and other STDs in the world and also in the Body of Christ, why isn’t someone sounding the alarm? Why are we doing a “two step” around this issue?
It is crazy to think that when you arrive on the stage of notoriety, fame, fortune, and glitter that I believe they lose it because the measure of influence that they now come into, should they say anything contrary to popular worldly belief, they would lose people, prestige, money, and influential power.
HOW DO YOU LOSE A MEGA CHURCH?
Preach the truth.
James said it clearly….
“Let your YEA be YEA and your NAY be NAY,” lest you fall into judgment.”
If you are uncertain about the sin of homosexuality, get certain about it now before you fall into judgment.
The abandonment for the truth is quickly being thrown aside for fear of the loss of all things gained.
It appears to me that God will let you keep what you’ve built. Just so that when you stand before Him, you will watch it all go through the fire (1 Corinthians 3:12-15), and you will suffer loss.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Most blogs that are written by people will not get read and passed to the right people. Or they do get to them, but it is soundly ignored.
Have we become so full of ourselves that we can no longer recognize the truth of God’s Word about certain undeniable things said by God in His Word? I believe that we have reached this point. That no matter what is true in God’s Word, we can completely ignore it.
A preacher’s high profile status is too important for truth. So important, that we can mutate Scripture so we wouldn’t offend anyone.
I don’t have gay friends. I have ex homosexual friends that moved, as Pastor DL Foster would say, “From Struggle To Strength.”
You cannot be so full of your own wisdom that you keep yourself so insulated from what is happening with other people that effectively ministers the power of God’s Word. There are 7000 that have not bowed their knee to Baal. Of course, people will write to Rick Warren. Others have emailed him already. They say that when something sensational hits the internet, in one second, 2 million persons are aware of it.
In the Navy, we have a saying. “You can always tell how big a battleship is by how fast scuttlebutt gets around.”
No different than water cooler gossip.
But truth gets around fast and people forget it quickly or they intentionally ignore it.
So, let me conclude by saying…..
Rick Warren, I rebuke you and your statements.
It’s time to stand for the truth and unapologetically do so. We must be about the Father’s business.
Some will say, “You’ve gone too far with this.”
Quite frankly, I haven’t gone far enough. If I had the right tools at my disposal, I would do more.
And yes, the Bible is clear about the Word regarding the sin of homosexuality, and all sin for that matter.
Otherwise, the Lord need to raise from the dead everyone of them He destroyed at Sodom and Gomorrah, and apologize to them on international TV.
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