The Sinful Spell Of Witchcraft In Praise And Worship

You go to a “concert” or a “praise and worship” conference, show, performance, or even a simple church service. The anticipation is incredible. The musicians and singers that are on the list are the hottest performers ever. You raise your hands and shout like you are in the greatest worldly stadiums in the world.

But for some reason, you come away feeling “funky.”

Why?

There is a spiritual and soul connection when it comes to music.

But it is not the music.

Some of the greatest songs are so powerful that you can’t deny that it came from the presence of the Lord but something else came with that music that took the righteous effect of the power of God away.

The right kind of music and holy musician and singer can take you into the presence of the Lord.

The wrong hearted preacher, musician, or singer can take you to their bedroom where they committed sexual immorality a few hours ago.

The Contaminated Rebellious Vessel

You see, God’s power passes through vessels.

Jesus said in Mark 5:30,

“And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes.”

We all know that the clothes of Jesus carried power because the vessel that wore the clothes carried the power. I know that I am probably getting ahead of myself but a clean, sanctified vessel is the prerequisite for the flow of the Holy Spirit power.

Not emotional hype and talented musicians.

Do not misunderstand me. There are “anointed” vessels but there are also demonically anointed vessels of perversion that lurk in the open to prey on the unsuspecting, gullible, undisciplined child of God to keep them in their carnality.

Notice Mark 6:56.

“Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.”

The power of God does abide in persons. We see this in the case of Jesus.

But an opposing power dwells in people that “perform” in our churches.

At night, before church, darkness makes its move upon countless “vessels.”

At night, the church plays the harlot with the prince of darkness and his demons. All sorts of lewdness and sexual immorality takes place before the people that come to church show up to assume leadership positions, music instruments, and other “church” functions.

Sometimes, when you walk into a church, the atmosphere is thick with dark spirits but we cannot understand why.

When a person comes in with a bad attitude, it is a good indication that something took place. A transaction that stained the heart. Sin. And we wonder why when people come to church one week, they seem fine, but next week, they keep their distance. These same persons that claim to be free of sexual sins speak evil of your walk in the Lord.

Some of them, you never hear from them ever again.

Until we see that many of those in leadership and in music have sinned before God. The one thing that perversion fears is discovery. As long as the mask is on and the prophets fail to discern and detect sin in the house, it appears that they are safe.

Exposure of Secret Sexual Sins is man’s greatest fear.

We fill the house when a “prophet” shows up to tell us how financially blessed we are but the cobwebs are heavy in places where a real prophet shows up and calls people’s sins out in the open. You do not have to worry about this happening because the majority of these “prophets” were never called and couldn’t prophesy the Word to themselves to save their own lives.

You can prophesy about someone else’s marriage but you haven’t had sex with your spouse in 9 months, but you had sex with yourself or you are a lesbian or bisexual yourself. Or worse. You molest young boys, you are a catamite, a NT TEMPLE PROSTITUTE, or you rape young girls in the basement of the church even while service is going on.

God doesn’t expose you just to embarrass you, although you will be when He has to expose your sin. But the church cannot act like the world and the hand of God is heavy upon those that abuse righteousness. The cleansing of the temple by the hand of the Lord today will make the scourging and overthrow of the temple money exchangers of Jesus look like a very lenient, merciful act.

He does it because people that are bent on bringing sin in His house is like putting dirty feet on a coffee table. It’s like walking in mud and you track the mud through the house that has white carpet. It’s like sticking your hand in raw sewage and you raise your hands to God in praise as if you haven’t sinned.

But we need light in this hour. To expose the smallest flaw in the light of His countenance so that we can be right before God.

But these same people say a quick prayer of repentance, thinking that they are straight with the Lord. Their fake repentance seemed to work because the service was very powerful, except that they already planned to sin again after service is over. Thus, the repentance was a failed and flawed attempt to appear “right.”

“Straighten Up And Fly Right” by Robbie Williams/Nat King Cole is a great title and many preachers have preached the title of this song but the church will not straighten up.

The spiritual funk that is in many churches has resulted in outright rebellion of leadership in the church against God. And the people in the pews have picked up the scent of rebellion and follow in the lifestyles of the sinful and rebellious.

Do these contaminated vessel pray to demon power? They do not have to. The sexual sins that they are involved in releases enough darkness that all they have to do is start playing, preaching or singing and the venom is released.

The emotional impact is so powerful, it makes preaching the Word easy but it make receiving truth difficult. There is a difference. When you are emotionally charged, you are not really paying attention to the truth of the Word. You are paying attention to the way you feel. The emotions get “spiritual” but it is a false spiritual because there is no real intention to hear the truth of the Word and conform to the image of Jesus.

Have you ever wondered why musicians leave when the Word goes forth?

Known, unconfessed sins and the willful disregard of the authority of God and His Word. The perfection of their gifts and talents easily masks their deep involvement with the sexual demons. This insures that they live in deception and this same deception envelopes their minds and their listeners and people can’t get free because they are under the spell of witchcraft.

Saul, the first king of Israel was told that…

“Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.”

When a person refuses to come out from their sin, they are in rebellion and the conjuring up of their demons surrounds them as they play, preach, or sing.

In Romans 8:5, Paul gives is the reason.

When a preacher, musician, singer gets up to “perform,” if they are not completely sold out to the Lord,“…those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh…”

Why?

“Because the carnal mind is enmity (hostile) against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”

So if their minds are set on the things of the flesh, when they play, demonic spirits that rule them begin to come upon those who are unsuspecting. Emotions has a way of opening the reasoning to the degree that deception is easy. That’s why if the pastor, the musician, and the singers are not holy and disciplined, witchcraft can come in the atmosphere and perversion will be transferred to the people.

It’s called transference of spirits.

So if a person is engaging in sexual immorality, the music played, even though it sounds “holy,” the life is not holy.

When you wash a cup on the outside, the inside remains dirty, if it is not washed. And that’s exactly what we are dealing with. People come to church clean on the outside but contaminated with deception, deceit, and demonic perversion on the inside. And when we allow them to “perform” and preach, everyone drinks of that cup and everyone, if they are not watching their own lives, they can get contaminated.

You see, with musicians and singers, there has to be connection in order for music to sound right. Sex is the same way. That’s why when there is sexual immorality in the church, the connection is so strong that you sometimes cannot tell if sexual immorality is going on in the church until someone comes back pregnant, or they do not come back at all because the sin was so great and the conviction was too much to bear.

Or they show up anyway as if nothing happened and the sin continues until the church is in a full blown orgy of epic proportions.

And even as there is singing unto the Lord, sexual thoughts can take place in the minds of saints. And physical connections are sought to fulfill the tri-part being of man. That’s why it is important that where there is an expenditure there must be replenishment. You must understand that when you are ministering, you are releasing all that is within you to the service. After the expenditure, you are at your most vulnerable state.

It is there that you must get back in the presence of the Lord for you.

The anointing upon your life is not for you. It is for the people. The anointing or the well of water, springing into everlasting life is your own personal well that you drink in personal fellowship with the Lord.

In other words, you need to be ministered to. We expend so much that we do not know how to receive for ourselves. Learn to receive for yourself.

You need the Word of God and prayer for you because the enemy is looking for one moment of weakness and it is when you have expended spirit, soul, and body to minister to others.

It is at that moment where the devil also fills your mind because you are least on guard. He amplifies failures, flaws, mistakes. And if your mind is not on guard, the deceptive trick of the enemy is to get you to use the greatest pick me up in the mental and natural.

Sex. And of the illicit nature.

So, the next time you leave a “praise and worship” concert or when you leave you own church, and it felt like the presence of God was there, just wait a week or two to see if a lasting, eternal affect took place, or if sexual immorality just added another layer to the stronghold of demonic oppression.

Is the deliverance sticking or was it just a fake exercise exercised by known demonic activity. Did people get saved or did they recite a prayer, only to return to the world? Did people really sensed the presence of the Lord or was it the presence of demons that just made you “feel” good?

One of the gauges for change that I’ve noticed when I hear the Word was that it ministered to me in a known area where I intentionally resisted the Lord and the resistance no longer abides. I surrender to the anointing that came with the Word of God and the music carried the anointing to where surrender to the will of God is easy.

Then after several days, I watch myself to see if the change was real or was I fooling myself. Music carries an anointing from the Holy Spirit when the vessel is sanctified for the Master’s use. But music alone will not get the job done.

It takes a commitment to seek the face of God and stay in His presence. To wait for a feeling only invites the emotions a seat upon the throne to drive you in different directions. The Word of God must remain the anchor of your life so that regardless of where your emotions are, you stay grounded and settled.

How do we get the witchcraft out of the praise and worship?

Constantly preach holiness and proactively live in holiness. Be in hot pursuit of the living God and offer your gift to the Lord for His holy service. Consecrate yourself through prayer and fasting. Cut the connection of performance away from your repertoire and look to be a vessel of service unto the exclusive use of the Lord.

Your gift is not yours. It was given to you by God and it is irrevocable (see Romans 11:29). But it can be suspended when you fall into sin. Never mix the world with the Word. Never mix the anointing of the Holy Spirit with devils. Never cross God.

Until these things come as far as divine consecration and dedication unto the Lord, you are a witch on an organ. A magician in the pulpit. A singer influenced by devils.

The Slice Must Be Fatal; Murdering Your Goliath

The spiritual murder of your Goliath must take place. Show no mercy to your enemy.

Some of us may remember the battle in the valley of Elah between the Philistines and the nation of Israel.

Just a little background.

Many do not know that the Philistines were descendants of Ham. That’s right. They were of African descent. Nonetheless, A champion came forward to challenge the children of Israel. No one in Israel was willing to face the greatest threat to Israel’s security.

Without getting into the details of the story, we see that David had the Word of the Lord for the time that he was alive and because he had practice with slaying a bear and lion, David was poised to kill Goliath.

Today, many saints are struggling with something within their minds and flesh that is more formidable than Goliath. Many saints look at this story and are willing to slay the Goliath of finances. Slaying the Goliath of sexual immorality is another thought.

Sexual Immorality is the most formidable enemy of the child of God for both men and women that profess the name of Jesus.

Some of you may recall when David didn’t go to battle and ended up committing adultery with Bathsheba and Bathsheba got pregnant with the help of David. To cover his sin, he called his most trusted and loyal leader from the battle to get him to resume sexual relations with his wife so that the child would appear to have come from Uriah, the Hittite.

And yes, the Hittites were of Hamitic descent too, meaning that Uriah was a black man.

David had lust in his heart when he saw Bathsheba taking a bath. And when lust was conceived in his heart, he needed to “act out” his lust. Afterwards, it became apparent that Uriah was too loyal to David and never went into his house to have sex with his wife. David instructed that Uriah be placed in the hottest part of the fight to be killed.

And so it was.

David is now and adulterer and a murderer.

The death of a champion.

You see, within every man that has never slain a giant, and David emerged as the greatest warrior ever to emerge, there is always another giant within.

With every great man, there is a battle that rages that if it isn’t identified and destroyed, it will not be long before the giant within will rise to slay them. That’s why pride and arrogance must never have a stronghold in the man of God. Not just in preachers but in all who call upon the name of the Lord.

Proverbs 8:13 says,

“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate.”

These two things, pride and arrogance has slain the mighty.

The four “E’s” of pride and arrogance are….

Elitism, Entitlement, Empowerment, and Expediency.

When you believe that you are the top dog, the best, you feel entitled. When you believe that you are entitled to anything, you feel empowered to get. When you are empowered, you will be expedient in your behavior. You will not regard the moral conviction demanded of leaders and believers in the Lord.

You will even entertain immoral ways to obtain the satisfaction of lust in the heart. The desire to obtain that which is prohibited overwhelms common sense and any law because once you have conquered something legitimately, the aura of invincibility sets in, blinds the mind, and a depraved indifference or an intentional or willful disregard, or neglect of care for a person and law sets in.

You have made yourself above the law. In the case of lust in the heart of a man or woman, you have established yourself above the law of God and moral conduct is suspended for the fulfillment of pleasure.

It was only until the prophet cornered David that he came to his senses. But too little too late.

But it doesn’t have to end there with you.

Like me, it took me a long while to look at my Goliath in the eye.

Like Saul, dismayed and terrified, I stayed on my side of the valley.

There comes a point where the fear of decapitating the Goliath in my flesh must be subdued by faith.

It was time to go to war with me and kill my Goliath within me.

Facing my Goliath within me was better than facing God.

It takes courage and faith within you to stand against you.

The you in you that defied God. The rebellious, defiant you that dared to look at God and walk by Him as you bring sin into His holy house.

It takes faith to work with God Who is able to do in me what needs to be done. Faith that God would be everything that I need from the point of Goliath’s death to my home going.

It’s time to stop living in misery and fear. It is time to face the urges and impulses of the flesh and mind. It is time to go down into the valley and meet my Goliath alive for the last time.

Only this time, the slice must be fatal.

To be satisfied with only a stone in his head is only cheating true victory.

The death of your tormentor is only fulfilled when the head is severed from its body.

From a distance, you threw your stone and it hit the mark.

It’s now time to get close to your enemy. Real close. Not to look at it but to do what must be done. As a heartless, careless murderer, you slay you and the members of sexual immorality connected.

Sexual immorality, Porn, Masturbation, Prostitutes, Adultery, Fornication, Homosexuality, Bisexuality, Bestiality, Catamites, Sodomy. Sight Adultery. Mental Adultery.

Without hesitation and before the giant has a chance to grab you, you pull his sword and with one blow, the head comes off.

The slice is clean and the blood of your enemy pours itself out like a living fountain until the pressure subsides to a trickle. You watch his eyes lose it’s vision. The pupil becoming small and dilated. The hands trembling no more. The lungs breathed its last.

The Goliath within you dies.

It’s called the Crucified life. Where it all comes together that you are dead to sin but alive unto God.

Each moment is to be cherished that the struggle didn’t overcome you. That is, your urges and impulses, and the common “muscle memory” to make provision for sin didn’t get the best of you.

You’ve finally put it all together.

How?

You listened to the Word that was delivered you. You obeyed the prompting of the Holy Spirit. You kept your armor on and you put on Christ. You stepped into the arena of faith, fearless. You’ve slain your enemy and separated his head from his body without a second thought.

You’ve finally learned to lay aside the weight and the sin (Goliath) that easily beset you. Goliath, a cold blooded killer met it’s match. No longer able to spew venom. This serial killer met vigilante justice.

You may have slain Goliath in private, it’s now time to testify about it openly. Many will learn how you overcame a fierce opponent and cheated death.

The “how to’s” of warfare also know as an after action report is vital and of tremendous value for those yet to assume the field of battle.

For now, God is pleased and glorified, the angels cheer, and the heavenly coliseum of saints, led by Jesus, Who led the intercession for you, couldn’t be prouder.

The devil and his angels are planning but no weapon formed against you shall prosper. It doesn’t mean the fight is over, it means watch and pray that you fall not into temptation.

The struggle cannot be handled any other way.

No hesitation.

You fell to your knees to ask God for strength. You called a fellow warrior to help you engage your enemy. You received sufficient grace to be made perfect in weakness. In patience, you possessed your soul. The submission to God started an earth tremor as the devil flees from you seven ways to get out of the way of the sword.

But to his failure, the slice was fatal.

As you put distance from your last struggle, you are waxing strong. Only take heed lest you fall and stay close and stay clean, in Jesus’ name.

Yes. you can achieve the same measure of victory many of us received by the grace of God.

Tonight, slay your giant.

Tonight is the funeral of a giant that tormented you. In the valley, they will not have time to lament their loss for their necks shall be sliced too.

Slay them all and let none escape!

Bring your Goliath to the valley to let the vultures feed on its flesh. May nothing be left to the bone. May the bones be brought to naught.

Tonight, My Goliath dies.

Have no mercy on your enemy.

None!

The slice must be clean.

The slice must be fatal!

Safe Sex For Christians?

Glad you clicked this blog.

There are many people that go to church and they adamantly claim to know Jesus.

They lift their hands and shout like a saint. But only God knows the cleanliness of the hands and hearts.

They say they are saved when someone witnesses to them about being saved. They say just like the old saints that they are “saved and sanctified.”

I saw this performance before hand.

This person claimed to know Jesus but was living a double life in the sin of fornication.

There are many people that believe that they are safe when they are having sex outside of marriage.

Commonly, this is called “shacking up.”

I remember doing a marriage counseling session and this couple lived together and had sex. Well, a child was in the womb and they needed to cover their sin by getting married. They were hiding something from my wife and I but we couldn’t put our finger on it.

Anyway, I performed the marriage and a couple of weeks later, they had a child. The wedding gown hid the pregnancy very well. Yes, I missed God but more seriously, they used God and marriage to cover their sin. They had the mind to get married but they wanted the benefits of marriage without honoring the God of marriage.

The husband later apologized to me and I forgave them but it’s a lesson’s learned for future weddings. Since that time, my first question is always about any fornication and pregnancies resulting from fornication.

The child brought illegitimacy to their relationship because the child was conceived out of wedlock. Again, the child is not illegitimate. The conception and birth out of wedlock is what brings the stigma of illegitimacy.

Just because you had a wedding before the birth, it doesn’t make it right. It’s called…

DECEPTION!

Therefore, one right after the fact still makes it all wrong.

The Bible is clear in two places, for starters, about those that practice “safe sex” outside of marriage.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10, in portions, says…“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be DECEIVED. Neither fornicators…will inherit the kingdom of God.”

1 John 3:7-8 and 10a, in portions, says…“Little children, let no one DECEIVE YOU. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning…In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God…”

The bold “DECEIVED” is what you need to pay attention to.

That’s because there are many that claim to know Jesus that are very DECEIVED. They honestly believe that they are going to inherit the kingdom of God.

Now picture this.

You are having sex with a man or woman or bisexual. You claim to be a child of God. You are having the best sex of your life. You have a heart attack and die. Do you honestly believe that you are going to heaven to stand before God?

Better yet.

You do not have a heart attack after “safe sex,” you live out your years with that same man or woman, or bisexual. Or you have multiple relations over the course of your years in Christ.

Do you honestly believe that you are going to stand before the Lord with a sigh of relief that you made it in?

Look at the Scriptures above and tell me that Paul was wrong. That Paul missed it. That Paul is a false teacher and a lying apostle.

I know what some of you will tell me.

YOU ARE JUDGING.

YOU SHOULDN’T JUDGE!!!

YOU BETTER STOP THROWING STONES!!!!!!

IF YOU ARE WITHOUT SIN, CAST THE FIRST STONE!!!!

I used to think this way as a level one sex offender in porn and masturbation. I used to think that I could do a quick repentance and my sin would be “washed away.”

But I wasn’t serious about stopping Secret Sexual Sins.

And I kept on calling sexual sins a mistake.

Intentional sin is never a mistake. 

Bank robbery is never a mistake. Intentionally feeling or rubbing yourself on a man or woman in a packed subway car is not a mistake.

Getting off was too good to give up. And yes, I was married, so I was enjoying, or at least I thought that I was enjoying the best of both worlds, but living in intentional sin.

I honestly thought that I was going to heaven even with the sins that I was involved in. When you look at what you are doing and you look at what God required, sometimes we do not want to admit that we are just “playing church.”

As a preacher, it is expected for preachers to make it in. But this preacher wasn’t real. And as in the long list of pastors involved in Secret Sexual Sins, I was kidding myself.

You can’t practice unrighteousness and expect to enter a righteous kingdom.

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only,  For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.”

Yet, many, like I was, were grossly DECEIVED.

A born again believer is not supposed to “practice” unrighteousness. A born again believer is supposed to practice righteousness. John said, “In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God…”

Look at what Paul said in portions in Romans 8:6-8, 9b, “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity (hostile) against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God…Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.”

You’ve ran off the excuses that you cannot help yourself. You can’t stop. It’s a compulsive behavior. I’m going to heaven when I die, who cares about what the Bible says. Booty call is booty call, and nothing is going to get in my way of flesh!

Well, are you willing to risk it?

God cannot stop you from sinning in this life. But just like the man that lived a covetous life, (oh, by the way, even the covetous will not inherit the kingdom of God) “This night, your soul is require of you.” 

When your life ends or when the Lord Jesus comes for His bride, you can rest assured that you will not make the wedding.

So if you think that you are safe having sex as a professed believer outside of Genesis 2:24, carry on. Continue till your heart’s content.

It may be your last or you may live out your life and then be judged according to Hebrews 13:4.

LGBT In The Music Ministry

GCMWatch put the Word out about gays in gospel. It is a stunning and sobering reminder that music in the church is not as holy as one would think.

It’s horrific to know that sin could sound heavenly when coming from the belly of a person immersed in hellish sin.

Is your pastor permitting practicing homosexuals to play keyboard and organ in your church? Is there adultery and fornication going on in the choir? Are your musicians promiscuous? Are they watching porn and gratifying themselves?

Such was the case early in my teen years as a born again believer that this was happening in several Baptist churches in Brooklyn.

Case in point.

Over three decades ago, I witnessed something that I had no knowledge about.

Gays in the church.

While I knew that something wasn’t right, I wasn’t really privy to the horrendous activity that gays, excuse me, homosexuals, were doing. Even though it seemed innocent, the Bible is clear about the fact that homosexuals (catamites), sodomites, adulterers, fornicators will not inherit the kingdom of God (see 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

As a reminder, even, thieves, covetous, drunkards (defined as “tipsy”), revilers, (defined as “foul mouth abusers”), extortioners (defined as “people that prey upon others with violence”).

They will not inherit the kingdom of God.

If you think they are, you got another thought coming.

John said it like this in 1 John 3:7-8,

“Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning.”

Then verse 10 says,

“In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God…”

So if you practice what Paul listed, you stand no chance of inheriting the kingdom of God.

You only knew that something was going on because of the way that males act or reveal the sinful nature of their father, the devil.

Feminine.

It’s not like this with all homosexuals because there are masculine males that would act masculine and the only way that you would be able to tell is when you are with them in the places where homosexuals congregate.

Any way, in church, we had homosexuals that played keyboard and organ. That’s right. In my first home church over 30 years ago in Zion Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY. As a just recently saved teenager in the 70’s, I was propositioned by one of these homosexual musicians on two known occasions. He died a few years later, presumably of HIV/AIDS.

Then we heard of one particular church in Brooklyn that catered to homosexuals in the choir. This wasn’t isolated. It appears that this was almost every where.

In the many churches across all denominations, it just wasn’t homosexuality. Choir masters would be sleeping with choir members. Pastors would be fornicating or committing adultery with church secretaries. Deacons would have harems. Junior deacons from two local churches would be fornicating. Youth ministers would be sleeping with teen girls and molesting young boys. Music Ministers would be promiscuous, be involved in porn, and self gratification, commonly called masturbation, as well as fornicating, adulterating, and be bisexual in some cases. Praise and worship singers would swap husbands and wives, or be involved in orgies.

Perversion knew no limits.

And they would play, preach, and sing in church like the anointing of God never left them at all.

Yes, even in the 70’s and early 80’s, sexual immorality was rampant.

Here we are in the 21st Century, and it is MOAB. The Mother Of All Battles.

Sadly, we have grown accustomed to having music and sin in the church.

The two seemed inseparable. Pastors seemed not to get along without good music and good singing. The risk to do without it would cause attendance to suffer and offerings to decrease.

But what about God?

The church doesn’t deserve the presence of God today except in places where holiness is lived. The presence of God is something to be desired. We have reached the dry places and a famine of God’s presence is evident. We are desperately looking for ways to produce a worldly sound to attract the wrong crowd.

Homosexuals, adulterers, adulteress, fornicators, bisexuals and all sorts of lewd people feel safe and comfortable in church. The laws of the land have changed and they are challenging the church. So much so that LGBT is finding deceptive ways to set up house in churches that stand against the sin of homosexuality.

The church that stands will see the mighty hand of the Lord overturn their wickedness. The prophets of Baal in this day is in for a big surprise.

The sexually immoral are so comfortable that adulterers, fornicators, homosexuals, and lesbians kiss and hold hands during services, and they lift up unholy hands before the presence of the Lord without any conviction. They come to church intending to sin after service is over. They come in after they sin and the leave with every intention to commit lewdness.

Anytime a carnal saint feels safe to walk into the house of the Lord after a “night on the town,” it is clear that the mercy of God is in operation because when God’s presence is truly in the house, the stench of dead bodies would be unbearable.

If you are a pastor, it is time to make a stand and clear the deck.

1. If you have known sin in your life, it’s time to repent the right way. You cannot attack sin in the house of God if you are in sin yourself. Take time away if necessary to get it together. If you are clean, put your neck on the line and tell the congregation that you will resign if you fall.

2. Any currently serving in the music department must be confronted and challenged.

Pastor, if you permit their sin in the house, you are a co-conspirator. You are no different than Eli who never disciplined (killed) his sons for lewdness. The sons of Eli were also called sons of Belial (compare with 2 Corinthians 6:14-18). The name Hophni in the Hebrew root means “pugilist.” And Phinehas is defined a “mouth of a serpent.” It is clear that Hophni was a rapist and Phinehas was a smooth talking adulterer. His wife gave birth to Ichabod.

Pastors that fail to rein in the sexual immorality in the house of the Lord, stand to be disciplined by the Lord. The Lord might kill you with your overweight with sins self.

If they aren’t telling the truth, and they are lying, they may be in for an Ananias and Sapphira moment. No one gets away with lying to the Holy Spirit. If you think you can get away with lying to the Holy Spirit, would you like to be the first to try?

The intent is not to embarrass them but to offer the grace of God. The job of the pastor is to ensure that the proper respect for the house of God is in place. Second, the pastor must not respect the gift over God. Thirdly, the pastor must make sure that the house remain clean for the presence of the Lord. Otherwise, it’s not church. It’s a bar.

Should they refuse to Come Clean, you must compel them to quit and step down. Cut them before God either cuts you or removes them Himself. The latter is preferred because God always looks to extend mercy where a person needs it the most. God gets no glory by destruction. He gets glory when they repent and turn from their wicked ways.

Jeremiah chapter 7 reveals the current condition of the church.

THE MESSAGE BIBLE

The Nation That Wouldn’t Obey God

The Message from GOD to Jeremiah: “Stand in the gate of GOD’s Temple and preach this Message.

” Say, ‘Listen, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship GOD.GOD- of- the- Angel- Armies, Israel’s God, has this to say to you:
“‘ Clean up your act– the way you live, the things you do– so I can make my home with you in this place. Don’t for a minute believe the lies being spoken here–” This is GOD’s Temple, GOD’s Temple, GOD’s Temple!

“Total nonsense!

Only if you clean up your act (the way you live, the things you do), only if you do a total spring cleaning on the way you live and treat your neighbors, only if you quit exploiting the street people and orphans and widows, no longer taking advantage of innocent people on this very site and no longer destroying your souls by using this Temple as a front for other gods– only then will I move into your neighborhood.

Only then will this country I gave your ancestors be my permanent home, my Temple.” ‘Get smart! Your leaders are handing you a pack of lies, and you’re swallowing them! Use your heads! Do you think you can rob and murder, have sex with the neighborhood wives, tell lies nonstop, worship the local gods, and buy every novel religious commodity on the market — and then march into this Temple, set apart for my worship, and say, “We’re safe!” thinking that the place itself gives you a license to go on with all this outrageous sacrilege?

A cave full of criminals! Do you think you can turn this Temple, set apart for my worship, into something like that? Well, think again. I’ve got eyes in my head. I can see what’s going on.’ “GOD’s Decree! ‘Take a trip down to the place that was once in Shiloh, where I met my people in the early days. Take a look at those ruins, what I did to it because of the evil ways of my people Israel.”

‘So now, because of the way you have lived and failed to listen, even though time and again I took you aside and talked seriously with you, and because you refused to change when I called you to repent, I’m going to do to this Temple, set aside for my worship, this place you think is going to keep you safe no matter what, this place I gave as a gift to your ancestors and you, the same as I did to Shiloh.

And as for you, I’m going to get rid of you, the same as I got rid of those old relatives of yours around Shiloh, your fellow Israelites in that former kingdom to the north. ‘ ” And you, Jeremiah, don’t waste your time praying for this people. Don’t offer to make petitions or intercessions. Don’t bother me with them. I’m not listening. Can’t you see what they’re doing in all the villages of Judah and in the Jerusalem streets?

Why, they’ve got the children gathering wood while the fathers build fires and the mothers make bread to be offered to’ the Queen of Heaven ‘! And as if that weren’t bad enough, they go around pouring out libations to any other gods they come across, just to hurt me.

“But is it me they’re hurting?” GOD’s Decree! “Aren’t they just hurting themselves? Exposing themselves shamefully? Making themselves ridiculous?”

Here’s what the Master GOD has to say:’ My white- hot anger is about to descend on this country and everything in it– people and animals, trees in the field and vegetables in the garden– a raging wildfire that no one can put out. ‘”The Message from GOD- of- the- Angel- Armies, Israel’s God:’ Go ahead! Put your burnt offerings with all your other sacrificial offerings and make a good meal for yourselves.

I sure don’t want them! When I delivered your ancestors out of Egypt, I never said anything to them about wanting burnt offerings and sacrifices as such. But I did say this, commanded this:” Obey me. Do what I say and I will be your God and you will be my people. Live the way I tell you. Do what I command so that your lives will go well. “

‘But do you think they listened? Not a word of it. They did just what they wanted to do, indulged any and every evil whim and got worse day by day. From the time your ancestors left the land of Egypt until now, I’ve supplied a steady stream of my servants the prophets, but do you think the people listened? Not once.

Stubborn as mules and worse than their ancestors!’ “Tell them all this, but don’t expect them to listen. Call out to them, but don’t expect an answer. Tell them, ‘You are the nation that wouldn’t obey GOD, that refused all discipline. Truth has disappeared. There’s not a trace of it left in your mouths.”

‘So shave your heads. Go bald to the hills and lament, For GOD has rejected and left this generation that has made him so angry. ‘”The people of Judah have lived evil lives while I’ve stood by and watched.” GOD’s Decree. “In deliberate insult to me, they’ve set up their obscene god- images in the very Temple that was built to honor me.

They’ve constructed Topheth altars for burning babies in prominent places all through the valley of Ben- hinnom, altars for burning their sons and daughters alive in the fire– a shocking perversion of all that I am and all I command.” But soon, very soon “– GOD’s Decree!–” the names Topheth and Ben- hinnom will no longer be used. They’ll call the place what it is: Murder Meadow.

Corpses will be stacked up in Topheth because there’s no room left to bury them! Corpses abandoned in the open air, fed on by crows and coyotes, who have the run of the place. And I’ll empty both smiles and laughter from the villages of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. No wedding songs, no holiday sounds.

Dead silence.”

For a complete and comprehensive view of the current situation of gays in gospel music, please click this link to GCMWatch below for this installment.

http://www.gcmwatch.com/9184/gospelgays

LGBT-AF Church: Ananias and Sapphira; The Return Of The Fear Of The Lord

Years ago, I would make reference about Ananias and Sapphira. As some of you may recall the story in Acts 5, they conspired to lie to the Holy Spirit. There were wealthy people in the church and they sold land to give money to the church.

It appears that everyone of them gave all of the proceeds of what was sold to the church.

Ananias and Sapphira did the same.

Except, they kept back part of the proceeds.

At any time, they could have told the apostles.

“We sold the property but we decided only to give you a portion.”

That would have saved their lives.

They intentionally conspired to tell a lie and it cost them their lives.

Death came for both of them because they lie about how much money they gave.

In the Bible, we do see that consequential judgment is serious.

However, we know that God is a God of mercy and endless compassion.

The end result of this incidence was that the fear of the Lord came upon them all.

In fact, verse 11 said,

“So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these sayings.”

The NIV said,

“Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.”

The Amplified Bible said,

“And the whole church and all others who heard of these things were appalled [great awe and strange terror and dread seized them].”

Today, we are not as fearful to walk into the house dedicated for the service of the Lord. I was in sin myself and I had no fear of dying. I thought that I could quickly “repent,” sort of mean it, and thought that God was pleased that I quickly got right with God.

It was like playing chicken with a train on the railroad tracks. It was like truth or dare.

Almost four years ago, the gig was up.

Not that God tolerated my stupidity, but He had mercy on me. Mercy prevents that which you rightfully deserve. And God had every right to fire me by way of death.

Every week, I brought my perverted self to the house of the Lord. Stood before the people to “preach.” Before Sunday, Monday through Saturday would be my time to occasionally watch porn (from 1998 to 2008), masturbate and then ask for forgiveness.

But it was more than that.

I would fill my mind with watching women lustfully. Committing adultery with my heart by watching flesh as I strolled the streets or ride in the car (see Proverbs 27:20, Matthew 5:28, and Job 31:1). I would get up Sunday morning, pray and preach, and return to business as usual.

1 John 1:9 meant little more to me than a “get out of sin and judgment” verse.

I deceived myself into thinking that God was pleased when I “confessed” my sin. All I was doing was lying to Him because I never really meant it. I loved my sin more than I loved my God and His Word.

Those promises. Empty promises to quit became the epitaph of my dead life. The calculated coldness of how I treated God with utter contempt didn’t mean nothing to me. And the complete disdain for my wife who faithfully prayed for my deliverance every night.

A sex addict is one that cannot control, stop, or manage his sexual urges and impulses.

In my one bedroom apartment, while my wife would be praying, I would gratify myself.

Such perversion was a regular thing in my life prior to God’s deliverance.

The utter disrespect of women and my daughter was nothing to me.

One night while watch porn and masturbating, the Lord said to me, “You know, you could be watching your daughter?”

I ignored Him, suppressed His warning and continued. Talk about running a red light.

At age 14, my daughter checked the history on my Directv receiver and discovered my porn addiction. The year was 1999. A year after I first started watching porn.

At any time, my greatest fear would destroy me. Thankfully, the Lord did my wife a favor because when you are in sin, your prayers are not heard according to Psalm 66:18.

I’m sharing this because all over the church world, we know that there are many pastors, music ministers, singers, preachers, bishops, and deacons, elders, apostles. You name it. We blatantly sin and bring our morally corrupt attitude with us before the presence of the Lord as if God didn’t mind at all.

We bring our Secret Sexual Sins as idols right into the temple. We bow down in obeisant worship to our Secret Sexual Sins and we disrespect God.

It would be a matter of time before the last measure of warning would come.

God said this to me.

“Come Clean or be exposed.”

That was no imagination. He was the voice of the Lord.

As a result, the Lord set me on a path towards the intersection of destiny.

Either come clean or you will not come this way alive again.

While I will never know what would have happened if I persisted, it is clear to me that I know that something dramatic would have happened.

Looking back at those days about four years ago, I should have resigned the ministry. At that time, I wasn’t thinking about resigning. But it would have been good if I would have taken time away to get my bearing straight.

However, a friend of mine, Pastor Roger Jamson, after I came clean about sexual sins, he recommended several places on the Internet to delve into to fortify my walk of sanctification in the Lord.

These last few years were very challenging to say the least but well worth the effort to be free forever. And like all men, we have our moments where relapse occurs. No, not into porn. No relapse there, I praise God to report. You really do not need porn to do masturbate. Just imagination.

But the Lord warned me again.

If you ever know what it is like to clearly hear God’s voice in sin, and to hear His voice after you come out, the difference in His sternness and volume is incredible. The grieving of the Holy Spirit is more intense. The holy attitude of God is more pronounced. The failure you experience, overwhelming. But His love is incredible. He doesn’t want to condemn us with the world and that’s why His consequential judgment varies.

And after all that, when you disappoint God, it’s kills you.

You begin to weigh the fact that you crossed God and He never tolerated it. Then He began to teach me all over again.

Son, what are you doing with your moments.”

So that became uncoded. There was something that God was doing in me.

Do you want to be the same or do you want to be changed forever?

Several weeks ago the Lord shared this song with me. A song that led me to a song that set the pace for the next level was “Give Me You.”

Then the Lord shared this song…..

“I’ll Never Be The Same.” From the album “I Love You (Live),” by Shana Wilson.

It became the new level of challenge in my life. I no longer want to be the same.

Another song, prior to this one was…

“I Won’t Go Back” From the album “Arise,” by William McDowell.

Then the Lord brought something else that changed my life.

“Do you desire to sin?

You see, you cannot be for something that God is against.

So I had to decide that I no longer desire to sin against God. That meant controlling my urges and impulses to the degree that I no longer desire to cross God. To love the world is to be an enemy of God according to James 4:4.

There was something that the Lord was doing within me. Hence the next level.

Check sin at the door of the facility of Prevailing Word Ministries.

As I am led by the Spirit of God, those that serve with me will be challenged and confronted. Not to do them harm by embarrassment but to show the seriousness of approaching the things of the Lord with the level of holiness required to serve Him. It is not just to sit them down, but to get them help. The Lord was gracious to me and in that same graciousness, I desire to help as many as need His help (see Hebrews 4:12-16).

We’ve been playing church too long.

It starts with me, the pastor.

If I ever go down the path of porn and masturbation, I will resign the ministry on the spot.

The worst kind of preacher is a hypocrite (see Matthew 23).

It is not fair to God, His Word, and the people God entrusts in our care. We are a small congregation. Only 16 persons.

Been that size for the last 18 years. But it is still the work of the Lord. It is that serious. God and His people expect their pastor to be an example in word (speech), conduct, love, faith, and purity. If we can’t live right, we cannot expect people to live right.

This is not an “incentive” to keep me holy because it’s not about that. To please the Lord overrides any wild pomposity edict.

It’s about approaching the holy things of the Lord with the level of gravity required for the service that God deserves. If we are not prepared to do this church service on the same level, we are lying and we do not the truth, as John, the eyewitness apostle of the Lamb said.

The reason why LGBT don’t believe some of what we say is because we are great liars when we want to keep on sinning.

The time for lying and Secret Sexual Sins ceased with me.

WIll you choose to cease and desist in your operations to sin against God?

In Isaiah 52:11, the captivity prophet Isaiah said,

“Depart! Depart! Go out from there, touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of her, be clean, you who bear the vessels of the Lord.”

I mentioned Ananias and Sapphira, because we will see this. When you take communion in sin, many are sickly among you and some fall asleep.

Whenever you take the next communion, in mockery to God, it might be your last.

Judgment is already in the house of the Lord but the degree and severity of the judgment of the Lord all depends on where you stand in your relationship with the Lord.

People will come to church a lie to the Holy Spirit about their sins. The Lord was warning me and because I know, first hand, what His warning to me is like, there is no question that pastors need to be put on notice.

Will you join me in checking sin in your heart first?

There is a difference between making a mistake and intentionally sinning against the Lord.

You can stop sinning because Jesus told that to the man at the pool of Bethesda and to the woman caught in adultery.

You can stop sinning.

If you dare to serve the Lord while habitually sinning, I admonish you to stop and think about what you are doing. If you are falling into temptation, it’s because, according to the parable of the sower in Luke 8, that you are not giving the Word place in your heart. You are on stony ground and the Word cannot penetrate a stony heart.

You need to change the texture of your heart from stoney to good ground where the Word could penetrate and produce fruit.

Oh. By the way. You will notice that AF followed LGBT.

The AF is for adulterers and fornicators.

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