It is typical of proponents of the sin of homosexuality to point out the Sexual Sins that occur in some places of the church to offset the reality. Not once in this letter by Marvin McMickle was there any Scripture used to support the sin of homosexuality or give practicing homosexuals Scriptural permission to commit sin.
Such as “For the Bible says “You are permitted to commit homosexuality because the Bible says so. And give the chapter and verse.”
Silly me…..there is no Scripture in the Bible that gives such permission.
Like all false teachers, the sin of homosexuality is based on their flawed knowledge that homosexuality is a behavioral or genetic failure, which is a demonic accusation that God is at fault.
Sorry Rabbit, tricks are for fools. Read Proverbs 14:15.
The purpose of the gospel of Jesus Christ is to free men from sin.
I expected a “Baptist College” to at least know this.
There is no sense in calling yourself a child of God when a child of God commit sin against the Word of God.
To make a person chase a false rabbit trail is one of the best tricks of the devil to deflect the point to begin with.
Yes, all sin should be discussed, however, when the sin of homosexuality is permitted in a Christian setting to “broaden” the thinking of its students, one thing is happening here. You want your students to accept that which God vehemently prohibits, which ultimately gives them a sense of permission to commit any and all Secret and Overt Sexual Sins.
It would be a great example to have Yvette Flounder come and tout her false doctrine in hopes that someone with Biblical integrity debate the sin of homosexuality, however, we smell the dead rats in the corner.
That’s why 1 John chapter 1 and chapter 2:1-6 is there.
When you read the letter, please note that “selective” Scriptures are used to attack the truth. Such as “He that is without sin cast the first stone.” You would expect a Bible scholar to read and apply the rest of that text in John chapter 8 of the woman caught in adultery. “Where are your accusers? No where, my Lord. Go and sin no more.”
Alas, this is what our Bible professors is teaching Bible students.
“Go, and sin some more.”
Completely ignore the teachings of Jesus…“suppressing the truth in unrighteousness and ungodliness.”
What did Jesus died for?
He shed His blood for nothing?
I’d like to see them say that Jesus died for our sins so that we could commit more sin.
Perish the thought.
Once again, the proponents of LGBT has infiltrated into the minds of people that Jesus came and did nothing. His blood, sacrifice, and resurrection means nothing. But for the true believer, we see that the grace of God came because of the obedience of Christ on the cross. To negate our sins while were yet sinners. To save a wretch like you and I. To redeem us from death and hell. To pay for the sins we’ve all committed and to set us free.
For all that continue in sin are slaves to sin and cannot stay in the house. But those that are free have a “house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”
You are either free from sin or you are not. You are either a slave of sin, or you are not.
This letter greatly errs and sadly, this kind of letter is definitely a letter………..of the “doctrine of devils and seducing spirits.”
Some will say that these are strong words but the hour requires strong prophetic and Scripturally correct words to counter and soundly defeat liberalistic political correctness and demonic expediency of the hour on the level of the prophet Elijah.
“Why falter between two opinions (sin of homosexuality or holiness) if God be God, follow Him. If Baal be god, follow him.”
The letter could be read here.
There’s some folks that believe that Tyler Perry is having a child by his on and off girlfriend, was artificially inseminated.
Reading comments is a bad habit but when you see the convoluted statements, it is clear that sinners defend sin like the devil justifies taking God off His throne with justification.
Like making God out to be the bad Guy in the sky and the devil is good all the time.
Artificial insemination is usually done when a couple cannot copulate naturally.
Is it possible that his girlfriend was impregnated artificially because Tyler Perry has a low sperm count, he is an alleged closet bisexual, or that his girlfriend is barren?
Without a doubt it’s possible.
And it is still possible for fornication without conception (Greek word for fornication is “pornea,”) to take place.
My, those crickets are noisy.
Why chase a rabbit that isn’t on the trail?
When Tyler Perry made the announcement, why wait until she is 7 months pregnant? And if he were concerned about fornication, while artificial insemination is a private matter, it’s a great way to say, “we never had sex.”
And if they never had sex, it would raise serious alarms about alleged homosexuality. Especially in light of violating Deuteronomy 22:5.
Does this take away from the fornication story?
Not in the least.
Then you have the “Judge not” crowd always trying to spin the story to deflect from the facts that regardless, they were and are not married.
It still doesn’t add up no matter which way the “judge not” crowd goes.
Sin is never justified in the eyes of God.
The “Judge not” crowd will never come to the light because their deeds are evil.
What evil have they committed?
Insert the “artificial insemination” story, excuse me, lie so that it gives the appearance that the truth about fornication never happened.
With all the sex that is going on in Hollywood with cast members, producers, and other Tinseltown participants, do you think for one moment that Hollywood is holy?
You have another perverted thought coming.
So the story is out. What other details that weren’t discussed do we need?
Clearly, when people defend sin, all kinds of deception stories will emerge.
It is a clear indication that people will never pull out their Bible to see what God said about sin, but they are quick to quote the only verse of Scripture they know very well.
There is more Scripture but they avoid those Scriptures like holiness is the plague from God.
And another thing.
You have the pray crowd too.
They say things like, “Why don’t we just pray.”
That’s what folk are praying for.
That no one would talk about exposing sin.
It’s a very powerful tactic that Adam and Eve used.
Not that they prayed but they were so scared of God, they sewed fig leaves to cover themselves and hid in silence. You see, when you pray by yourself, you will not be noticed. It is only when you talk, that you are noticed.
Noise gives your position away.
When you judge righteous judgment, your position is revealed.
When you are silent, no one knows what side you are on.
Voice what the properly interpreted Scripture is and you draw fire to your position. That’s why people avoid the truth because when you speak the truth, a round is coming your way from someone that has determined that truth and the truth bearer is the enemy.
While we must pray, at least pray that truth be spoken.
Fornicators are in the Body of Christ, hiding under false pretense. They want to look like a true believer but there are a double agent.
How do we know?
Just read who they defend.
The righteous Word of God or the unrighteousness of satan.
It’s amazing when you watch a well known celebrity lay hands on Bishop TD Jakes, and the Christian world declares that Tyler Perry can preach and he is anointed by God. Tyler Perry is a real man of God. He speaks about “our” issues and he’s real. He talks about what really goes on in church. Y’all better stop talking about Tyler Perry cause he’s for real.
Then, all of a sudden, what does happen in church, happens to him.
When you have someone that went through some stuff, pull up his boot straps, and make it, he could do no wrong.
We don’t mind these kinds of stories because it gives the rest of us hope that we can make it.
When you wear women’s clothing that is against the Scriptures (Deuteronomy 22:5), make movies that mock the true church of God, interweaving fact with fiction and call it real, and then lay hands on a Bishop, preach with no call of God on his life, and then celebrate a child out of wedlock, does these sins exemplify true Christian living that glorifies God?
Do not deceive yourselves.
Just because people fail the standard (Bible), it doesn’t mean that the standard (Bible) failed.
God’s grace is not just about cutting man some slack. It’s about bringing man’s sins to bear on his life, to cause man to recognize the goodness of the Lord, and to get it right. Grace gives man a chance to get it straight with God. Favor demands you get it straight before it is too late.
Romans 6:1 says, “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer in it (sin)?”
Haters of the Scriptures will never rightly divide the Word of truth on this issue.
It is no wonder that the Lord told me and others that this generation of believers is some of the worst ever on this planet.
This generation of believers live by Isaiah 5:20.
Folks, Jesus said you shall know them by their fruits.
In Matthew 7:15-20, the Lord Jesus said “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 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.”
A lot of carnal believing people will defend Scripturally indefensible positions. The “Judge not” crowd already came to his defense.
When it comes to sin, there is only two sides of the fence. You can’t stand on both sides, otherwise, you are an enemy of God according to James 4:4. You can’t be a friend of the devil and a friend of God at the same time. Love one and hate the other. “You cannot serve two masters,” said Jesus.
Paul said this in Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?”
There will be misguided immature people that will judge the Word of God that we share and call us Pharisees, holier than thous, talking about God’s anointed, putting your mouth on people and prophets.
Folks have a bad habit of distorting the truth so that their sins would not be exposed and brought to the light.
Jesus said this in John 3:18-21 “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.”
Fornication is not a work that is done in God. Righteousness is a work done in God.
One person posted on FB that “At least he didn’t have the child aborted. They should get married”
Sometimes, when people make these kinds of ill-advised ill-conceived statements, this is a deliberately conspired, vain attempt to cover the sin of fornication. Marriage and abortion after the child is conceived is the world’s way to cover their sin of fornication or adultery.
Sadly, over the years, professed believers have increasingly incorporated this act to cover sin.
God doesn’t appreciate that you are sewing fig leaves to cover your nakedness.
In fact, Yolanda Adams (Adams is not the woman that got pregnant) celebrated the coming of their bundle of joy.
I thought that sin was sin and sin is never to be celebrated. God never celebrated sin. The Lord God judged sin in the flesh of Jesus. Meaning that the Lord God sent His only Son to die for the sins of the world. The Lord Jesus didn’t die for our sins so that we could commit more sin.
God kicked sin out of heaven and sin will never return into the domain of God forever.
The Lord Jesus prayed the Lord’s Prayer and part of that prayer was, “Forgive us our debts or trespasses.” He also prayed “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Sin is not the will of God in heaven. It is the will of the devil on earth in unregenerate man and carnal believers that have yet to learn how to walk in total obedience to the Scriptures.
What we have seen in the Potters House with Tyler Perry and TD Jakes having hands laid on him is consistent throughout much of the Body of Christ. We excuse people from walking in genuine Christian maturity, and exchange it for performance and showmanship. In front of a crowd, we love to see people go ooh and ah when we say and do spiritually spooky things.
And some preachers Jesus would call, hypocrites, brood of vipers, and snakes.
When the show is over, reality continues.
No change when they come through the doors and no change when they walk out the doors.
Because leaders do not change.
The Lord Jesus died for our sins to free us from sin. While we are not perfect, and we never will be, we are expected to repent, ask God to forgive us our sins, and never sin again by walking in obedience to the Scriptures.
SO, this is not gossip.
Let’s define gossip.
Gossip is a “casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true:”
Since Tyler Perry announced that he fornicated and a child is produced out of wedlock, this is not gossip. The woman he fornicated with is not off the hook. She is guilty of sin just as Tyler Perry is guilty.
Since he has a following, many people will sadly follow suit and do the same. The spirit of fornication and adultery is heavy in the house of worship. Some pastors are not taking a stand by calling this a sin, but they are also celebrating the birth of a child. There is nothing against the child. I was born out of wedlock. The child is here and there is nothing that we can do about it, except call it what it is.
A child that is not born with the parents being a husband and wife before conception.
The Bible calls it “FORNICATION and ILLEGITIMATE.”
Illegitimate meaning that the conception happened outside of wedlock. The child is a legitimate child, no doubt.
He didn’t announce the fornication, just that he impregnated a woman that he is not married to.
The celebration begins.
This is true facts, not rumors.
Therefore, this is exposure.
Scriptures come to mind when you deal with fornicators.
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.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”
Now there is a way for Tyler Perry and all other fornicators to get out of this. The only way out of this is to repent.
Repent means to change your mind or reconsider your ways.
Isaiah 55:6-7 says, “Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.”
So, let’s command them to repent and pray that they ask God to forgive them.
Forgiveness is only offered after a person repents of sin. The pattern is clear as to how God forgives sin.
Luke 17:1-4 is that pattern.
Once again, EXMinistriesTV with G. Craige Lewis and Tetaun Moffett preached the Word of God to rebut those that defend an indefensible position.
The goal again is to point out the many clear inconsistencies that plague the Body of Christ. So many of our main platform prominent preachers are refusing to make a clear stand regarding the Scripturally established demarcation demanded by the Lord in the Word of God.
Lasciviousness is in full swing in these camps that the unsuspecting is falling in record numbers. When you can make an excuse not to preach the gospel, you are ashamed of the Savior. You have denied Him and those that deny Him must expect to be denied before the Father in heaven. The fame of the world has a price.
Denial before the Father.
As a result, the people in the assemblies of God are swallowing the seemingly tasteless, odorless drink of poison. Not realizing that the devil is the one serving this concoction of false truth mixed with lies.
Yet, the people drink it like Kool Aid……………Jim Jones style.
On the OWN Network, Oprah had her “Life Class” and you could see that it was all about Oprah.
When you watch the interview with TD Jakes, you will see that there was no question that the ecumenical spirit has fully engulfed TD Jakes. Once you have crossed the line, you are under the spell of “seducing spirits and doctrine of devils.”
The devils will teach you what to say to defend and indefensible position.
Not true all the time, but I am not, nor will I be surprised.
A few years ago, the Spirit of God shared that more prominent ministers will be exposed in sex scandals. Usually, when you are under the sway of seducing spirits, sometimes, not all the time, sexual immorality is part of the seduction. So, when these preachers come out with their sex scandals, bisexual scandals, and other Secret Sexual Sins, the Spirit of God warned you.
And as usual, with most sexual scandals, the people will scatter and wander around. Disillusioned because they didn’t expect their leader to sin sexually. As with the children of Israel when they engaged in idol worship in the Canaanite high places, sexual immorality was part of their pagan ritual. So it is today. In some camps where prominent leaders exist, the pagan rituals, coupled with sexual immorality will follow them.
One thing about “haters” that I appreciate with the definition of it in this episode. This is a well used tactic of LGBT. When you speak against the sin of homosexuality, you will not be tolerated. The hypocrisy in LGBT is clear. They are tolerant of sin but intolerant of righteousness.
This same spirit has carried over into certain segments of the lewd members that falsely profess faith in Jesus. When the light of the glorious gospel shines on their sin to be exposed, they are quick to call you a hater.
I AM A HATER…………of every thing that God hates.
God hates sin and if you claim to be a believer and you do not hate sin on His level, you are a lover of satan and a true hater of God.
James 4:4-10 says
“Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double- minded.
Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”
These same people will accuse you of not being loving.
I AM A LOVER………………..of everything and everybody that God loves.
But there is One Person I love more than you.
Jesus said, “If you love Me keep My commandments.”
John, the apostle of the Lamb said, “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.”
If you cannot love Jesus it’s because you love sin more.
Sadly, only a remnant will fight or contend for the gospel. In fact, we are so tripped up, there are many people that dispute things that really have very little to no bearing over confronting the very things that face the church. We do not realize that the enemy is slowly closing in on the destruction of the truth that it doesn’t really matter that people are dying and going to hell.
The biggest deception is when sexual immorality become decriminalized. When repentance and faith toward God, through the grace and redemption of our Lord Jesus Christ is no longer at the tip of the spear. We are naked and ashamed because we refuse to put on Christ. We no longer go out to battle in armor of light, but we go to battle wearing………………..nothing.
Speaking of wearing nothing. In one segment, you will see women on stage at the MegaFest, dress like they were going clubbing. It is clear that femininity is used as a power to lure men or to have power over men. In other cases, it is also a lure for women to engage in lesbianism or biseuxality. I believe that the segment was one of those “Woman Thou Art Loosed” empowerment segments or “Women Of Purpose.”
Folks, they were dressed loose, not loosed from sin. Loose and lost. Not all of them were dressed that way, but you know who.
Automatically for a brother that has lust issues, forget it. There was no need to dress provocatively. And if Serita Jakes had any holiness left, she should have stopped the show and told them to put some clothes on a cover up the cleavage. What does this tell the other women that are out there? That it’s “OK” to come to church looking like a whore, and a harlot. This is what the church has become. Now when you see them come to church wearing the prostitute’s clothing and you do not check them at the door, just remember, you are responsible.
The spirit of harlotry is in the house of the Lord. Perversion is rampant in the church. Lust in men’s hearts and the spirit of the harlot is in the hearts of women.
We are naked because we are having sexual immorality. We worship ourselves. Porn and masturbation is the worship of ejaculation and orgasm. We worship sexual immorality because of the pleasures associated with it. We desire to make up our rules because God no longer rules us. We have reached a place where the worship of God, in spirit and in truth is no longer sought. But the worship of ourselves is the only thing that matters.
When you hear these preachers talk, Jesus and the correctly divided Word is no longer mentioned. They are saying things out of their emotions. The spirit and the soul is so close that sometimes they are almost indistinguishable. When the Lord is no longer present, preachers know how to substitute the soul for the lack of the Holy Spirit. It’s all a ploy to keep them coming for more. Strip away the emotions and the personalities and you will see the nakedness. So they do not want to appear naked. So they put a veil before the eyes of people.
The veil of false doctrine and hypocrisy, packaged in their emotional personality delivery of their word, not the Word of God.
Paul said, “And my speech and my preaching were not with enticing words of men’s wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of salvation…”
So the power of God is the gospel of Jesus Christ that must have a zero factor of human wisdom, emotion delivery hype, and personality worship.
As a result, what preachers say could make a false statement sound so true and believable that the Bible is not used to check and cross check what was said. Masters of deception. That’s one of the reasons why the Lord wrote the Word on tablets to Israel. Then gave additional instructions to make sure that they got it.
Psalm 119 is the largest chapter in the Bible with 176 verses, divided into 22 stanzas with 8 verses each. At the beginning of each stanza is the Hebrew alphabet. God is telling us that the Word is the ABC’s of precepts, law, commands, statues, judgments, ways, His word, testimonies, and word of truth.
That tells us that as long as you know the Word, you can’t go wrong.
If you look at each of these speakers when you watch the video, if they did use the Bible, it wasn’t that they started out with the text from Scripture. They started with their point and then attempted to use Scripture to support what they were saying. This is how many people get into trouble with interpreting the already interpreted Bible. The Spirit of God is the only one that has the perfect interpretation of the Word. It is our job to just stay with the rule of interpretation.
You never isolate a Scripture to make a point. You use two or more Scriptures to solidify the base Scripture. When you fail to use this rule, you can make yourself sound so spiritual. Sadly in all corners of the globe where you see strange interpretations of Scripture, you will always see people accept it without searching the Scriptures. They take everything for face value.
Proverbs 14:15 says, “The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps.”
Many will argue their points of Scripture and sound very convincing. However, what stands above everything is the fact that God gave us sense. We also have the Holy Spirit and He will never guide you into error.
At MegaFest, this is what was prevalent. And it seems that they didn’t even care about who was watching that would say something that would rebut their activities. It’s like that verse of Scripture that one alleged pastor used of Proverbs 11:11 and G. Craige Lewis rebut that very well.
This is what the verse said,
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted,
But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
The city is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
The pastor that is preaching righteousness is made to be the one that is wicked and the preacher of righteousness is made to be the one responsible for the overthrowing of the city. While the wicked is made to appear righteous.
It’s been what the Spirit of God has shared.
It’s the criminalization of righteousness and the decriminalization of sin.
This pastor had two of the three of Destiny’s Child come to the stage to receive a proxy apology of pastors that spoke the truth against their sexually explicit acts. It was made to appear that those that spoke truth in the Word of God about their lewd acts, were wrong. This is what the enemy, the devil set out to do from the time that he was kicked out of heaven. To make God be the bad guy and the devil is the good guy.
Isaiah 5:20 says,
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!”
Here is the episode of EXMinistries by G. Craige Lewis and Tetaun Moffett.
It appears that TD Jakes is getting the Word about the apparent compromise and is on the defensive.
To defend an indefensible position, TD Jakes, said, (words to the effect) “I did not ask Oprah to preach but to share her Life Class…”
In what is considered a vain attempt to appear justified, we took note of the garments TD Jakes wore while he made his statements about MegaFest.
We also took note that he emphasized that it was a MegaFest where all sorts of things would take place. We know that there will be preaching and gospel “artists.” Whatever a gospel “artist” is these days, however, we are aware that there will be other people that will “perform” that do not know the Savior.
Elements of the world will be there, along with their entourage and their worldly baggages of sin.
Here is a promo for MegaFest just so you know who will be there that live compromised lives.
But notice also that One very special guest is never mentioned.
The Head of the Church. The Lord Jesus Christ.
We line up speakers, entertainers, and call it “Inspiration” and we get goose bumps about it. But if you were to mention Jesus, He never gets a standing ovation. He is left to the side. If Jesus were really there, people would never come. Jesus is only good enough in Name, not Presence.
Getting back to this justification.
The look of a Catholic Bishop with a cross, gives the appearance that he is speaking with authority. It’s one thing to stand there and give a “Thus, saith the Lord” but when you are speaking in your own authority, one need not to dress the part to give the notion that this is of God.
Sometimes, people wear the craziest things to emphasize authority.
If your words will fall to the ground or your words will never come to pass, sometimes wearing something authoritative will help sell the deal.
Here is the video on YouTube…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyAIhHx9SKg
With the Life Class, while there are some things that we all could learn from the world that would measurably benefit man, we must realize that without Jesus, it is humanistic reasoning and theories. The Spirit of God said this to me. “Without Jesus, you must fail.”
God never intended nor does He want man to fail. God wants man to succeed. However, when you do it without the Lord, it must fail. The thing that is sad is that one can gain the whole world. Be successful in life but never have their names written in the Book of Life.
A person could leave a legacy of things that would benefit the world, yet, because they fail to get saved, it means nothing. You were handed the world, but you fail to have the Creator of the world in your heart.
The Lord demands that the human nature be changed. This is the only remedy for fallen man.
The woes of humanity is founded in the fallen nature of man. For instance, TD Jakes emphasized that he wanted to address fatherlessness. It doesn’t take much to understand that the predominance of fatherlessness is founded in fornication and adultery.
Fornication and adultery is a sin (see Hebrews 13:4).
It takes one male and one female to have sex outside of marriage to conceive a child.
To use fatherlessness as an excuse to introduce Oprah’s Life Class into MegaFest is a backdoor approach to give the appearance that what she has to offer is clearly legitimate.
Now remember what TD Jakes said.
“All sorts of things will be going on at MegaFest.”
This means that the exclusivity of the Kingship of Jesus is now on an ecumenical level.
That’s a compromise.
We can’t be an ambassador for Christ to reconcile the world to Christ when we allow ourselves to be inclusive of the things of the world. To get into the KIngdom of heaven, Jesus said “You must be born again.”
You cannot remain in the world and be in the kingdom at the same time.
We don’t mind sinners coming to partake of the festivities founded on Christ. We mind when sinners perform their brand of the world and attempt to call it Christ.
1 John 2:3-6 says, “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”
You can’t “perform” the wiles of the world and claim to know Him. That’s hypocrisy.
Worse, it’s wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Sin is what this is all about.
God kicked sin out of heaven. The just demands of a holy God must be met. Otherwise, the Lord made a gross mistake to send the Lord Jesus to die for our sins. I guess we all would be alright with MegaFest if Jesus didn’t die for our sins. We would be alright if Oprah was right about many ways to God. We would be all right with homosexuality if God created male and male or female and female.
We wouldn’t have a problem if light was created to mix with darkness. We wouldn’t have a problem with sin if sin was equated or equal with righteousness, but this is not the case.
God is closed minded when it comes to sin. God is close minded when it comes to His standard of righteousness. God is closed minded when it comes to the redemption of man. God is closed minded when it comes to how He demonstrated His love for man.
When will we, as preachers, get it, that God is God and we are not to be found on the wrong side of God? When will we see that the Lord means business? When will we fully comprehend that God never changed His mind about the consequences of sin and of life’s choices?
It reminds me of Israel when they wanted a king like the other nations. They didn’t want the Lord to be King because the Lord is tough. His toughness is with reason because He understands the consequences of man’s ill advised choices that goes crosswise of His expressed will.
The intent here is not to attack preachers. The intent is to get us to see that God will not be second to anyone. To rely on self is demonic. You cannot fight the ills of society apart from the only One that has the solution to man’s woes. You cannot sit there and appear to know what is best for man apart from the Word of God.
TD Jakes, why preach? Why attempt to appear authoritative in a place where God neither authorized or sanctioned someone to share their humanistic thoughts apart from the solution already established in the Word of God?
Paul told Timothy to “Preach the Word. Be instant in season and out of season…”
We must never lose heart or faint when it comes to helping people. We understand that the dullness of people’s minds is evident. Just like the children of Israel that got tired of manna from heaven, so too, the people that claim to be in the Body loath the preaching of the Word of God.
Yes, it appears that when we preach the solution over and over again, it appears that the people never get out of what they are in. Why is this?
- A failure to fully apply the Word that was preached.
- A delay because of indirect or direct demonic involvement.
- A clear refusal to obey the Word of God and live holy.
Or, all of the above.
It is our job to keep on preaching the Word and living the Word.
To obtain the world’s perspective about the problems of man is like asking an auto mechanic to heal a person of heart disease.
The best thing to do is to bring the exclusivity of Jesus Christ into perspective. It does us no good to allow the world to partake of the table. It is a compromise that need not have to happen. Just like there are rules in the world where certain people are not permitted until they’ve met the requirements, it is the same with the Kingdom of God.
The requirement is simple….
You must be born again.
Regarding the attempt to justify the introduction of Oprah’s Life Class, it is important to maintain the exclusivity. Otherwise, the blood Jesus shed, was shed in vain, and there is no need to masquerade as preachers.
Just a few minutes ago, a powerful post came on FB posted by Ose Burnett.
Take the time to read this because this underscores exactly what will happen in Dallas, TX, August 28-30 when Oprah Winfrey’s Life Class takes place.
I’d rather err on the side of watching God speak to warn than to err on giving an ecumenical endorsement that we know God is solidly against.
God could turn things around, however, it will take a massive move of God and massive repentance because you cannot combine the world with the church. The demarcation is clear and to ignore it only spells danger to the Christian faith.
You can’t add water to dilute the Word. Any compromise is fatal.
If you are not paying attention to what is happening in the church, and you read this, and you choose to intentionally and deliberately ignore this, truly, you are halt, blind, and miserable, and in need of nothing.
TROUBLERS OF ISRAEL by David Wilkerson [May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]Who are the real troublemakers in the house of God today? It is not the Elijah company, who sigh and cry over the abominations of the church. It is not those who expose sin and testify against the wicked deeds of religious leaders and those at ease in Zion. No, all division is caused by compromise.
All trouble in God’s house is the result of apostasy and the forsaking of the Lord’s commandments. “For where envying and strife is, there is disorder and every evil work” (James 3:16).Paul warns the brethren to “mark them which cause divisions . . . and avoid them” (Romans 16:17).
But who were these who “caused offenses contrary to the doctrine taught?” They were none other than a self-centered, backslidden group who “served their own belly” (verse 18). This proves that division is caused by proud, arrogant catering to self-interests.
Paul said, “By good words and fair speeches [they] deceive the hearts of the simple (unsuspecting)” (verse 18). Those who are soft on sin, overlooking evil deeds and crying unity, are the real divisionists. The true body of Christ has never been nor ever will be divided.
Those in holy union with Christ are already united to each other. Sin is the divider!Paul and Silas were brought before the magistrates of the city of Philippi, having been accused of “exceedingly troubling” the city (Acts 16:20). They were beaten and cast into prison as a result of the trouble they had caused.
What was this exceeding great trouble? Paul and Silas had cast a fortune-telling spirit out of a damsel who had “brought her masters much gain by soothsaying. . . And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas” (Acts 16:16 and 19).
When self-interest is threatened in any way, the cry goes up, “Troublemakers! Division! Threat to unity!” Paul and Silas had uncovered a religious con game, a demonic deception under the guise of religion. It was a very profitable scheme for a select few who knew how to manipulate undiscerning crowds. What raised the cry, “Division”?
It was a revival of cleansing. Those who accused Paul and Silas of causing dissension had ulterior motives and they refused the call to repent and walk in holiness.
God, give us more troublers of Israel who are not afraid to stand up against religious hypocrisy and disobedience!
I am concerned that Charisma Magazine is advertising MegaFest with TD Jakes and Oprah Winfrey’s demonically inspired “Life Class.”
I trust that you will not write this off and ignore the fact Oprah intentionally denounces Jesus, and supports the sin of homosexuality as well as porn.
Should a watered down response from Charisma come, I am prepared to take this to the next level that will sound the alarm that Charisma is in bed with false doctrine.
This is not a threat because the Lord and the integrity of the Christian faith is at stake. Any compromise openly underscores the apostasy that is evident in the world today in the Christian faith.
On her website, she has a pornography page regarding the use of porn by women.
As a Christian charismatic magazine, to advertise things that the Bible is clearly against, opens the door for many people that are caught in the whirlwind of porn to continue in sin.
Over 50% of pastors are involved in the sin of porn and self gratification. That means 50% of the over 300,000 churches in America have pastors that intentionally watch porn.
I strongly urge you to remove the ad.
To be a friend of the world means to be an enemy of God. James 4:4.
Yours in Christ
Fred and Valeria Rochester
pastors, Prevailing Word Ministries