My Tribute To My Sister; Lynnette Delores Rochester – 1959 – 2013

It’s hard to believe that my sis departed this life to be with Jesus, but as David said to Solomon “I go the way of all the earth.”

With me not accepting this just yet, a few weeks before, I preached the Word of God to her about the woman with the flow of blood from Mark chapter 6. With the Word, it is never too late.

No, my sister didn’t have the same condition as the woman with the flow of blood.

My sister had cancer.

My sister never smoked but it was a rare form of cancer called spindle cell carcinoma.

I told her, “I will know that you have given up when you are not speaking faith in God’s Word.” It wasn’t a scare tactic or manipulation. If you want to “not die, but live, and declare the works the Lord has done,” you will stay in faith.

The thing that I will always remember when we were at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, was that a lady came into the room to see if Lynnette wanted someone to come in to sing and play guitar. Lynnette asked if he could he play gospel. She said that he might and went to get him. He came into the room eager to play and Lynnette asked him if he could play gospel on his guitar.

He said he couldn’t.

My sister and I laughed.

Then out of no where, Lynnette belted her second tune. While sitting up a little bit, she was able to sing, and not miss a note.

They were impressed, but (lol) they couldn’t play gospel. Needless to say, they never came back. They were done. lol.

Sadly in Philadelphia, it seems like the people are not into the Lord, but Lynnette left her testimony, that regardless of your condition, you can still sing to the Lord. It made me take note that we are living in a Godless society where death or situations leading to death is all too common. So common, that God is not sought to be found.

A couple of months before Lynnette departed, we were in ManorCare in Easton, PA. Lynnette asked my daughter to sing a tune. Sheryl hesitated for a moment and then she sang a tune. Sheryl sang and then Lynnette sang, “Maker Of The Heavens.”

It would be the last time they would sing or at least hear each other sing together.

Lynnette told Sheryl to always have a song in her heart.

When I went to ManorCare to see Lynnette, week before she passed, that night, they rushed her to St. Luke’s hospital because she needed a blood transfusion. I wasn’t informed that they rushed her to St. Luke’s.

The cancer was eating up the protein from the last supply of the transfusion. To boot, the infections were becoming a major issue so the doctors were trying to treat the infection, maintain blood pressure, and manage her pain. Juggling this became a balancing act that may cause more harm instead of giving her quality of life with the time she had left.

I had to go to work that day and Lynnette said the doctors needed to see me. They came into the room and told me that I have to decide whether to treat her infection or pain management. If they were to treat the infection, they may take her to ICU and she may never wake up. Tubes would be in her and that would be unbearable to watch. My mother went through the same procedure. ICU with tubes everywhere.

Evidently, I never made it to work. I was devastated because I knew what this meant.

I asked Lynnette what she wanted. She said to me, “No. I do not want the tubes.”

Lynnette and I discussed this further to clarify what her wishes were. That this was what she wanted.

On Saturday, June 15, at St. Luke’s Hospital in room 336, in Easton, PA, she looked at me. Barely able to talk. My wife and daughter was able to get her to speak the Word. She looked at me and said, “I will walk again.”

The caseworker came into the room to discuss hospice care. I’ve been down this path before with my dad and I knew that it was almost time. The radiation treatment was just a last ditch effort not to cure, but to give her more time with her son.

Of course, the radiation treatment proved to be more than she could bear.

As the caseworker was stroking Lynnette’s arm, Lynnette was sitting up and with her right hand that was attached to a morphine drip, she waved at me. You know……that up and down wave. Not the side to side wave. Side to side wave of the hand means “hi.”

She waved at me with an up and down wave.

I assumed she was saying “Hi” to me and I waved up and down and said, “Hi, sis.”

She didn’t look puzzled at me or anything but looking back at that moment, she meant something else.

Over and over again, she kept telling us….You are going to watch me die.

We told her no. But she knew more about what was to come than we would ever know.

I had to make a decision.

On the evening of June 15, we moved her from St. Luke’s Hospital to St. Luke’s Hospice for Acute Care.

Hospice is just a nice word to ease the fact that end of life is imminent. Thank God that we did have a little time though. I am grateful to the Lord for that.

We went home and came back to the hospice to see her and she looked at me, and said, “I know why I am here.” I said to her that “Don’t worry about that now.” It wasn’t hard for her to figure it out. We all must pass this way.

On Monday, June 17, an overwhelming peace from the presence of the Lord came into the car as I was driving home from work. I never had this experience from the Lord before and what took place was that the Lord was preparing me. I didn’t know it then but afterwards, it was the comfort and peace that I asked the Lord for on the day I cried like a baby in my car, that I would not have sis around.

For a while before she passed, her eyes were wide open. I should have known that she was about to go, but we hoped against hope.

Before we got to room number 7, she looked to heaven, and looked at her son. This she did twice.

You can’t make this up……Room number 7, she was entering heaven. A perfect room for a perfect departure, to meet her perfect God, to forever be in perfection.

Looking back at that moment when she looked to heaven and her son twice, she couldn’t talk, but she was telling her son that she was going to heaven. She wasn’t deciding to stay or to go, she was communicating as best she could that she was going to see Jesus.

I left music next to her ear. Yup, it was gospel.

My wife and I were in a waiting room talking and my daughter came in and said “She’s about to go.”

We ran to the room and she was about to depart.

As were were standing around her on Tuesday, with my daughter singing “For Your Glory,”

I cried out to her in tears.

“Lynnette, we are here.” Lynnette…..Lynnette……..sis.”

She was breathing her last and off she went at 6PM straight up.

God gave us a gift for us to remember. That Lynnette was a precious person, so full of the Lord and life. Some of you may not make it to be with them when they say their final goodbyes, but as she was waving to me at St. Luke’s Hospital, she was telling me “So long,” just in case.

On June 18, 2013, the day before my wedding anniversary, it was time. Yes, even on our wedding day back in 1982, Lynnette was there to sing for us. That’s why this will be a bitter sweet day. Bitter because she left us. Sweet because of the memories and more importantly, she is with Jesus.

If Lynnette were able to speak her final words, this is what I believe she would say…..

My Parting Words

by Pastor Fred Rochester, Copyright 2013, All Rights Reserved.

My time on earth is over for me.

No longer in pain, I am free.

I shed tears with you, but go I must.

I’m in heaven with Jesus, far beyond earth’s dust.

Absent from this body I am present with Him.

Singing my song, a grand ol’ hymn.

How Great Thou Art. How Great Thou Art.

O sing with me, you know the part.

How great is our God. Sing with me, how great is our God.

All will see how great, how great is our God!

If only you knew the peace in this place,

Glory to God, I’m before His face.

I’m with family and friends I haven’t seen for a while.

All wearing white. Yes, that’s my style.

My mansion made ready and with plenty of room.

For all that’s in heaven, there is no gloom.

Thanks for seeing me before I took flight.

Your lovely faces were a welcomed sight.

I’ll miss you all but only briefly.

For Jesus is soon to come, very quickly.

Remember the good times on earth, remember them all.

I enjoyed them with you, before my call.

In Christ we shall meet again, in God’s glory

provided you’ve obeyed the redemption story.

I ask of you, live free of sin,

for if you continue in sin, you will not get in.

As you can see, we are just passing through

If you are truly in Jesus, I expect to see you too.

So stay true to Jesus, with all sincerity.

So long my friends and family,

I love you all so, so very dearly.

Sis, I love you and even though it’s just been a few days…..I miss you.

 

Here is the link to her memorial if you wish to read her obituary or leave condolences for the family.

http://www.falkfuneralhomes.com/book-of-memories/1615059/Rochester-Lynnette/share-photos.php

LGBT/ABORTION: Prayer Against Sexual Immorality & The War Against Intercessors

Paul said, “Pray for us…”

There is a war against prayer that is intense. When there is a concerted effort to stop prayer, it is an indication that the devil is feeling the pressure in the heavenlies. When the IRS questioned conservative groups to see what they are praying, it is clear that the devil is attempting to stop prayer. Intimidation is being used to bring fear to the saints. When the child of God begin to take arms in the place of prayer, you are going to see a concerted effort of demonic forces come against the church to stop prayer.

Just as when Nero had all the Christians executed by way of the lions and other methods. If the Christians weren’t doing their job, they would have left them alone, but when you are having an affect, the devil will do everything necessary to stop you from affecting his works of darkness.

When Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus announced that all pornography is to be removed from ships, shore installations, and all Navy Exchanges, this is a significant blow to the forces of darkness.

This underscores a tremendous victory to rid humans of some of the vilest forms of perversion known to man.

The late Ted Bundy, executed in January of 1989 was interviewed by Dr. James Dobson, Bundy admitted that porn was not the source of violent sexual assault. It was the fuel.

Prayer is what disrupted the ongoing problem of sexual assault in the Navy. Prayer is what will disrupt the ongoing problem of sexual perversion in the United States. If the saints would continue to pray, we will see victories like this everywhere.

For with God, all things are possible.
LGBT doesn’t mind fussing and arguing with people so long as it distracts them from praying. We are not only to converse with the people in the world, but we must also pray.

It doesn’t mean that we walk away from one to do the other. We balance it all out as we are led by the Holy Spirit. We converse with the world and we pray.

The devil is a murderer and he cares not for those that love the Lord. The devil will not shed a tear when an intercessor has fallen.

When the Lord comes in vengeance to avenge all that the devil and his angels have done, and when the saints come with Him in glory, shed not a tear nor pity the devil and his angels.

Spare not the sword on the day of vengeance. Hold nothing back. Leave nothing on the table. For all who are enemies of our God will feel His wrath. The unrighteous that side in with the devil will feel His wrath too. For sin is rebellion against the holy God of heaven and earth.

Prayer is the weapon that the devil has no defense for. The God of prayer hears the prayers of His anointed ones. What if our prayers prayed on earth weren’t answered? What happens when prayer is not answered? They are returned to the earth as judgment (see Revelation 5:3 and 8:3-4).
There is another effort in the heavenlies.

To kill off the intercessors.

To stop them by any means necessary. It is there that we are seeing people that wage war are struck with debilitating diseases. To kill off anyone that dare seek the face of God that stand on the behalf of those who need the power of God.

Even intercessors need intercessors.

They are called to go into the dark places of the realm of the spirit with the Holy Spirit to wrestle with the forces of darkness for the souls of men and women.

The intercessor needs intercessors.
The combat is fierce in places where there is to be a difference made. That’s why the abortion industry is the place of considerable warfare. That’s why the LGBT agenda is as fierce as it is.

Because behind the scenes the war is intensifying. The saints that have fallen in battle are being replenished and if the battle is won or lost, it’s because we take up the battle or others fail to take up the battle.

In most places called churches, where there is ineffective praying, there is defeat. The power of a child of God in prayer is the devil’s worst nightmare. Ineffective praying is a result of not hearing from the Spirit of God to pray.

That’s why there is a battle in the airwaves. The media has a stronghold in the minds of men to pervert their thinking. Even the child of God is caught in the warfare unknowingly. It is a major distraction to the child of God that fails to see that the enemy is doing everything necessary to stop you from hooking up with the Holy Spirit to pray.

Some fail to realize that prayer is just putting a petition before God that is already answered, but God needs an intercessor. One who will seek the face of God to get the job done. Should an intercessor fall, will another take up the slack? Will another wage war in the heavenlies?
Where there is no prayer, the devil has peace. The devil’s that are assigned to stop prayer have no rest when the God of heaven sends the angels to assist in the opening up of the heaven lies where the God of heaven dictates His will and His way.
Isaiah said…”I will do all My pleasure.”
However, the Lord needs an intercessor to pray His will in the earth. All answers to prayer are prepared because God births an intercessor to pray specifically what God wants in the earth.

These intercessors hold on to the horns of the altar because they see what God sees. The hear it by the Holy Spirit and begin to take hold of prayer. The Holy Spirit takes hold together against the forces of darkness and pulls them from their assignment.

The assignment of demons and men that are connected by nature to demons is to stop the will of God at any cost.
Prayer is the ultimate battle that requires perseverance, patience, and above all, tenacity to see it through.
Quit praying, and the battle may be lost.
Moses was able to stand and hold his hands up because Aaron and Hur held up the arms of Moses. Israel prevailed because someone stood with the leader to hold him up in prayer. That’s what interceding is all about. HELP.

Moses needed help and they came to his aid to hold up his arms until the will of God was completed.

Saints, we are on the verge of seeing tremendous victories as a result from prayer and there is nothing that the devil can do about it.
In the schools, teachers that were allowed to pray is what kept some of the things that are happening today from taking place. That’s because the God of prayer heard their cry.

Morality is lost because there are very few teachers that would defy the law to pray. God was removed from the schools when they banished teachers from leading prayer. I believe that prayer is on the verge of returning.

Prayer is what keeps the saints involved in the activities of the realm of the spirit to wrestle with the dark forces that come against the church.

The denominations must return to the place of prayer to force darkness out. Pastors must be men and women of prayer to seek the face of God to intercede on behalf of those that need the power of God’s intervention.

Prayer is needed to intervene for those that can’t intervene for themselves. The God of prayer is looking for people willing to stand in the gap and see the hand of God move on earth like never before.

Kirk Franklin RADIO YouTube Video Pulled

When you see someone pull a video, it is a clear indication that something is not right. When you are caught saying or doing the wrong thing, the most important thing for a person to do is to protect their image. Never mind the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and His righteous standard. What is more important to a man or woman in the music industry is their image.

We need to take a page from what Paul said about the Lord Jesus. “…but made Himself of no reputation.”

With “artists,” bad publicity directly affects music sales, contracts, if any, engagements worldwide, and other issues. When the truth of the matter comes front and center, we see that the Body of Christ is in crisis.

Identity crisis.

We have abandoned the fact that God gets the glory and we are to be the praise of His glory.

Nope. Just like the devil, we want the glory. So when a video tape is unbecoming of an “artist,” the best thing to do is pull the tape. Now, it wasn’t about a song performance, it was about the Word of God that was supposed to be correctly released when posed a pointed question about homosexuality and porn.

Image of man is everything in a world where dollars and cents make more sense to a person purporting to be a child of God, yet live below kingdom of God expectations.

The Lord is slow to anger and is full of mercy.

God is always quick to forgive, but forgiveness is offered when one repents. Forgiveness is not free. The blood of Jesus paved the way for all man to receive forgiveness. The requirement to receive forgiveness is simple.

Repent (turn away from sin forever) and ask for His forgiveness.

We pray for Kirk Franklin but we also declare that from this point on, if you are not going to use the Bible as the ONLY answer when asked questions about the sin of homosexuality and porn, just ask to be excused from the interview. Decline to go to interviews that you know will question your stand. It is much preferred to defer to other strong believers in the Lord than to give wishy washy answers that defame the name of Christ.

It is also important that when we are to answer these questions, we must not be found denying the Lord and His Word. The world is not competent nor qualified in the handling of the Scriptures. Remember that the Sanhedrin constantly questioned the Lord Jesus about the Word. The Sanhedrin were scholars of the law, doctors of the law, yet, they were able to twist the Scriptures. They replaced the commandment of the law with their traditions.

When questions are posed, the world will do the same thing. They will bring people that have degrees to challenge the already interpreted Word of God to attempt to bring into question what God really said. Sounds like another episode of the serpent questioning the Word of God and deceiving Eve.

At this point, Kirk Franklin could be hurting but the chastisement of the Lord is for the purpose of restoring him to the place of right standing and right relationship. He also needs true, disciplined leadership.

Get rid of them weak willed, milky way, passive pastors that stroke the egos of “artists.”

We pastors carry the rod and the staff. The rod to beat the wolf, but the staff is used to rescue the sheep. To use the hook to rescue them when they fall into a ditch. When they want to go in a direction other than the way they should go, the other end of the staff is also used to guide or to steer.

1 Peter 5:2 out of the Amplified Bible (AMP) says, “Tend (nurture, guard, guide, and fold) the flock of God that is [your responsibility],”

That’s what Kirk needs desperately. A pastor that will (nurture, guard, guide, and fold),” provided, Kirk is willing to submit himself to be under the spiritual care of a genuine shepherd.

The music industry is full of sheep without shepherds. Sheep that refuse to have a shepherd. Sheep that believe they could shepherd themselves in song. These sheep wander from place to place. Some are never under authority and they believe that they are mature enough not to be told anything. Hidden underneath all of their glitter is litter. Secret Sexual Sins and all sorts of lewdness that would make porn stars blush.

The Lord has a standard that must consistently taught, preached, and lived. When we are found whiffing at questions, it is clear that there is no conviction, strength, or courage. The enemy “seeks whom he MAY devour.” Peter said it this way because, sadly, it seems like the devil has too much choice over which sheep to devour. The easy ones are the ones that lack strength, faith (conviction), and courage.

GCMWatch got it right……It was a Joel Osteen moment. Here is the link……http://www.gcmwatch.com/10190/kirk-franklin-pulls-a-joel-osteen-on-gay-marriage-and-porn

I do have to admit that recently Joel Osteen edged a little closer to the conviction that homosexuality is a sin. However, he needs to close the gap and speak with decisive conviction. Something that his late father, Pastor John Osteen, never lacked.

As for Kirk Franklin, it is important that he find strength, conviction, and courage. The vacillation and capitulation is text book for those that fear the media more than they fear God. In a previous video with Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin appeared to be preaching the Word, but one of the things I always look for is the conviction. There is a difference between crowd pleasing and conviction.

One of these days, the preaching will be so thick, an altar call will not be necessary. Right where people are, they will simple recognize the holy presence of the Lord and repent on their faces before God. The days are coming in humble places where people will just do what is supposed to be done.

Recognize the holy presence of God.

As I’ve said, all you have to do is go back to the Garden and you will see that the enemy waits until you are ready to be tempted. Then he brings out his half truths, until you agree with him. Then he lies to you. Then he murders you in cold blood.

This is what’s happening all across the globe. People are running from the truth in this apostate era of time. Quick to walk away from the Lord and His Word because the pressure to stand for the truth is ever present. When we fail to stand for the truth of the Word of God, we’ll fall for anything.

It cannot be that Kirk was embarrassed. After looking at that video and observing the way that it started, (remember the “Church Ain’t Going No Where” song before the interview if some of you have seen it?), it seems like the believer in Kirk went somewhere.

“With their lips do they worship Me, but their hearts are far from Me.”

When you have no conviction of God in you, you have no fear of God in you. You fear the people more, and that’s when your heart is turned away from the truth. You believe in fables, and other young believers that watch you will live the way you are living. Compromise is easier than standing. Paul told Timothy to profess a good profession like Jesus did before Pontus Pilate. In other words, when it is time to testify, remember how Jesus did it before the Romans. The Romans were intimidating but Jesus didn’t flinch.

So keep Kirk in your prayers, but also learn from this lesson. The Lordship and dominion of Jesus must be so strong in you that you remember that the “eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on the behalf of those whose hearts are LOYAL towards Him.

Bull Elephants: The Missing Link- Male Leadership In The Home

Brother Lonnie Poindexter, host American Family Radio with Star Parker, had asked Pastor DL Foster and I to share on the EX GAYS AFFIRMING CHURCH. If you are ever in the Washington D.C. area, you can listen to American Family Radio, http://urbanfamilytalk.com/ WDFX 98.3, Urban Family Communications.

I greatly appreciate the opportunity to share on American Family Radio.

Pastor DL Foster was on the show 06/10/2013 as well and there is no doubt that it was a good segment as we shared about EX GAY AFFIRMING CHURCHES.

Again, if you are interested, go to the Overcomer’s Network and be a part of this groundbreaking movement.

I appreciate Brother Lonnie who passionately shares his concerns about the African American family and it’s plight. Not only does he share these issues, but he is also a part of the solution to the issues that face us.

As Brother Lonnie shared we are coming together, with other pastors throughout the country, and that the Lord is bringing together a coalition of Bull Elephants” to bring order into the communities. I might add, not as despots, but as true male shepherds and leaders to help people become who they need to become in God. We must return to the origin or the beginning. The book of Genesis means “beginnings” but it also means “origin” or “original.” 

God has a specific original pattern for family and when we return to the origin of things, you will find that God was right all along.

Hence, in Prevailing Word, we started a series called Bringing Order Back To The Family.”

This series was birthed out of hearing Brother Lonnie share the need for “Bull Elephants” to return to the “herd” and to bring order.

It is not enough to talk about problems unless you are involved in providing solutions. CURE is part of providing solutions and I urge all pastors to consider doing something to face the issues and crisis of our times.

As I have stated before, there is a two pronged attack against the African American community. Abortion and Homosexuality.

The LGBT agenda is a clear and present danger to families all across the US.

Since the political process has made it their business to systemically deplete our numbers, we have accepted the overt strategy without a fight. From our African American leadership, their silence, and their instruction to us to be silent is the poison of the devil that has crippled and paralyzed us. However, there are those that are breaking away from the pack and we are deliberately ignoring their orders. It is sad to watch in our neighborhoods, the mother and her child. You look on their ring finger, and there is no ring.

It doesn’t mean that they may not be married, but for all intents and purposes, the ring was a sense of pride for women. The wedding band represents that a husband is in her life. That she is secure and the child has a legitimate family in a father and mother that is married. Today the bedroom is cheapened. Males expect sex for free. The outcome is the same and every young woman is expected to be added to the statistics of families without male leadership.

The cause of all abortions is the sin of fornication and adultery, hence the root cause of fornication and adultery is the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of lifeThe unregenerate heart that deliberately sin against God and His Word is the core of the plight of our people, and all people as well.

We are faced with a crisis where many of our families are suffering from male leadership in the home.

A few days ago, Brother Lonnie shared about Bull Elephants on his FB pageHe shared this out of watching his dad lead in tough times. It was a touching write up on Facebook and it underscores the fact that our youth is without strong male leadership. We are watching single parents raise males and that is not according to God’s order.

We have this all backwards. First come love. Then comes the carriage. Here comes momma with no marriage.

This is because there is a lack of spiritual leadership that address the real issues confronting the people that attend the church. Until there is a admission of a crisis, things will continue to decline for people. We have become so comfortable in our homes and churches that all we really care about is feeling good. Never mind the pain that disorder brings. As long as a preacher preaches good things to me and do not remind me about sin and it’s consequences, all is well.

The devil doesn’t care if we have church. He is only concerned when we become what Jesus intended all along.

In our people that attend church in the past, there was a quality of caring and morals that helped most families through certain crisis. It wasn’t perfect and families were perfect. Families were never perfect after the fall, but the thing that is lacking today is the fact that people forget God. In the families of old, when there was trouble in the home, some were smart enough to find the Bible, pray, and seek the face of God for solutions.

Today, when there is a problem in the home, we resort to time wasters and distractions to get through life’s issues.

If we are struggling, we resort to the bottle, sex, homosexuality, drugs or use all of the above. Instead of being sober and find the right kind of help, we stray into the wrong kind of help and compound our issues.

Proverbs 4:23 says to “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”

Male leadership in the home is the missing link, but I want to rephrase this a little bit. Godly male leadership in the home.

The Lord dropped this in my spirit when we were attending our nephew’s graduation.

With God you will succeed. Without God you must fail.

One of the things that is required in male leadership is that he must know God. A male could be a great provider, love his family, takes care of his wife, and do everything that is required in leading the home. Commendable, but when he doesn’t know the Lord, it is for nothing.

“What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his own soul?”

Jesus said this to the people after the young man wanted Jesus to order his brother to give his share of the inheritance to him. You can do great things in the home for your family but if you are doing it without the Lord, it is all for nothing. The man must lead by having the Lord lead his life. Things will happen in the family that a man by himself can never fix. A man with God and His Word will be able to get through tough times because he is looking to The Man, Christ Jesus.

Strong male leadership is not about being a despot or a dictator. It is about providing wisdom on a moment’s notice. It is about being decisive with the wisdom of God. It is about being there for the children. It is about making sure that God is at the foundation of everything we do. It is about a man submitting to the rule of God in His Word when the temptations and snares of life is about to overwhelm him to make bad decisions.

When a man is out of place. The woman is out of place, the children are misplaced, and God is replaced.

If we fail to get back in place, we are in disorder and the devil is the author of confusion, disruption, and destruction. IF we fail to get back in place, we can never expect family to function the way that God intended.

The Bull Elephant must return to lead the family. Godly male leadership is what will turn things around. Politicians have no business telling us how to rear our family. They are out of bounds. As the late president Ronald Reagan said, “Government is not the solution to the problem. Government is the problem.”

Today, these words ring true. The deliberate intentional intrusion into the privacy of the home has led to create an atmosphere of distrust. Sadly, the LGBT community has effectively used government to impose legislation that challenges our right to free speech, imposed acceptance of the sin of homosexuality, and legislated the systematic killing of the child from the womb. These things are detrimental to family. In certain states, they have gone as far as legislating curriculum to teach homosexuality to all age groups.

They are teaching our your children without parental consent.

Our silence is permission and when we fail to speak up, or when we are told to be quiet, we are permitting our own destruction.

What are we to do?

Find ways to get involved.

Community workshops, political involvement. Above all, the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ that becomes relevant to the issues confronting us today. The leaders of the Civil Rights movement were young but they were bold and daring. They had strength and courage to confront the woes that plagued all people. We are faced with the same crisis but with a different agenda. We must get something done or we will watch, with eyes wide open, the death of all people through demonic agendas.

We are lacking male leadership and until we make a change, we will sit at home and just complain about it, and this is exactly what the world doesn’t mind. When we make a decision to step out of the safety of our homes and churches to make a difference, it takes courage and strength. Preaching used to be easy but now, we are faced with a crisis that demands preaching, and living the Word on a different dimension. A different level. A different culture and environment is before us and God always had a Word for the generation that strayed from the faith.

God always had a plan for each generation.

As always, the Lord never failed. The government may think it can do what it wants, but when the will of God is declared, there is nothing that no man could do. He said through the prophet Isaiah, “I will do all My pleasure.”

Make no mistake about it. To stop the hand of God is a death sentence unless there is repentance.

As one song states, “Your arms are too short to box with God.”

With pastors that are living on the side lines, the problem is, you know you heard from God, what are you and I going to do about it?

As long as this is not a crisis to you, you and I are status quo minded people, and we are deserving of death.

EX GAYS- The NYCALL & Pastor Donnie McClurkin

My daughter received an invitation from Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport, LI, pastored by Donnie McClurkin regarding the 10th annual NYCALL. This invitation was very unusual because we haven’t heard anything about this from previous years. However, the Lord does keep things from us until it is time. He invited the pastors for a Vision Casting Dinner to share his vision on reaching the lost. So my wife and I went to Freeport, NY to see what this was about.

I’m glad my lovely wife joined me because no one would believe what we heard.

Pastor Donnie, as you well know, is one of the most prolific gospel music singers in the world, but he has a very powerful testimony.

My wife and I didn’t know what to expect but he shared a powerful message that pretty much summed up where we are spiritually in the United States.

Before I share this, let me say that when you come with speculation and leave with confirmation, you need to reassess what is happening and where the Lord is leading.

During the 2012 election, Pastor McClurkin was asked to be a part of the festivities for president Barak Obama. As far as I am concerned, this was staring at me in the face because anytime you are asked to do something for this president, it will require a compromise as big as the universe. However, as Pastor McClurkin shared what happened that because of his deliverance from the sin of homosexuality and his Biblical stance against the sin of homosexuality, that doors that were once open, were closed.

Pastor Donnie also shared that he was invited to be on a panel on NBC. As soon as the LGBT people heard that Pastor Donnie would be there, they forced NBC to disinvite him because of his powerful testimony of his deliverance of the sin of homosexuality by the grace of God. They threatened to pull the funding and that’s what forced them to disinvite Pastor Donnie.

When you hear these things on radio and television, it’s powerful. However, when you see the testimony up front and personal, you can see a lot more in terms of the personal conviction.

One thing that sticks with me about preaching is that for African American’s we have somehow, mastered the delivery of a homily with such mastery of the emotions that sometimes, if you are not careful, this is all showmanship.

When you see the person, there can be a mask in all that we do. In all actuality, it’s not who we are in front of people that reveal who a person is. It is who we are when we are by ourselves that reveal who we really are.

Only God, the devil, the angels, the devil’s angels, and the vast cloud of witnesses in heaven that really know who we are, except when we lay ourselves bare before people on earth.

Now at the dinner, Pastor Donnie, laid it on the table, as far as his former life as a homosexual. He used a key word.

“Transparent.”

Not many pastors want to be transparent with their lives because many pastors want to keep their sexual lives a secret. There is only one reason why a person wants to keep his or her sexual sins a secret.

To continue in sin while preaching righteousness before the people.

Pastor Donnie used another key word.

“Hypocrisy.”

At this point he got my attention.

At first, I thought that he would stick to the script to describe what was to happen about the NYCALL, and to a certain point, he did, but the anointing came upon him. I call it the grace of God. The grace to share his life of homosexuality is what stood out.

Then he revealed another key word.

“Abortion.”

Now I was trying to understand the moment and it didn’t take long that God is addressing these issues and it is reaching the places where people need to pay attention.

If that wasn’t enough, Pastor Donnie used another key word that sealed the deal.

Sunday past (06/02/2013), at Prevailing Word, I preached on 1 Corinthians 6:11, you can watch it on UStream.

“And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the Spirit of our God.”

Pastor Donnie didn’t use this Scripture, but he did use the word….

“EX.”

When he said that word, I lit up on the inside.

My wife and I tried to contain ourselves because it was like we were hearing Sunday’s message being preached. Only, it was Pastor Donnie doing the preaching, not me.

It was confirmation that what was started by the Spirit of God about EX GAY AFFIRMING CHURCHES was the will of God.

So, the Bible says, “Out of the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”

So, EX GAY AFFIRMING CHURCHES is established.

Yes, Pastor McClurkin went further and said that he was an ex gay.

Yup, you heard me right.

Pastor Donnie then tied it up that whenever God is about to do something it is always after there is an attempt to snuff out in mass, the children.

When Moses was birthed, prior to this, man was in such a state of sin that God would bring a someone in to deliver. The name Moses means, “drawn from water.” Pastor Donnie described the fact that “right under the devil’s nose,” God would hide who He wills to use them to deliver.

So it was with Jesus. When Jesus came on the scene, even with the star in the sky and the shepherds following, the devil couldn’t find Jesus. Jesus was birthed “right under the devil’s nose.”

Pastor Donnie didn’t mention this, but both times, these occurrences took place. Once in Egypt and again outside of Egypt, but The Lord God would send an angel to Joseph to hide Jesus and Mary in Egypt until Herod died.

“Right under the devil’s nose.”

The devil has been trying to kill children by way of abortion and the sin of homosexuality.

Just recently, I watched two videos of teachers and gays instructing in the acceptability of the sin of homosexual marriage. Yes, we are seeing the systematic indoctrination of the sin of homosexuality in the BSA and our public schools.

We see it every day.

Pastor Donnie mention Kirk Franklin getting hammered about the sin of homosexuality, but just today 06/04/2013, Brother Lonnie Poindexter passed a video by way of Pastor DL Foster of a radio interview of Kirk Franklin sharing on homosexuality and Franklin failed miserably, to be consistent.

It was like watching a basketball player, like John Starks, trying to make 13 three pointers, and miss them all. Shots that you were supposed to make. Layups that you are supposed to make, and miss them all.

Let me pause and tell you. This is what LGBT loves. When pointed questions about same sex marriage are deliberately asked and there is wavering on the issue from people that are supposed to be solid in the Bible.

Here is the link…..http://youtu.be/QMc4kHfV7gc

But here is where the church need to show up as a united church. This is the one thing that Pastor McClurkin shared time and again that we need to be united as a church to have a powerful effect on the world. So far, we are so discombobulated that we can turn on each other on a doctrinal issue.

We could argue, all day about healing, tongues, and water baptism, and souls will pass us going to hell.

The Lord birthed a powerful example.

Just recently The Lord inspired an idea to counter “gay affirming churches.” In NYS alone, there are over 486 gay affirming churches. Just read the blog before this one and go to the “Overcomer’s Network” for details.

To show that we are unified in purpose against the agenda of LGBT to reduce the true church down to an insignificant pile of rubbish, The Lord is calling us to unite and show ourselves strongly in opposition to gay affirming churches.

We are witnessing some defining moments in church history where only those that understand the “coming into the unity of faith” is the only thing that matters. If we preachers could just throw away our savior cape and settle for a towel and serve, perhaps we can make a dent in our communities.

When church becomes all about a leader, you have signed their death certificate.

Pastor Donnie shared that he was in Africa and India where half a million to 1.2 persons came hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Donnie shared (sarcastically) that in a “God fearing” nation like the United States, you may never see the results like that which was seen in third world nations.

Over there, signs, wonders, and miracles.

Over here, almost nothing.

It reminds me of a story in the book of Mark when The Lord Jesus came to a city and He could there do no mighty work, except He laid His hands on a few sick folk with minor ailments and left for another city.

Why?

Because of their unbelief.

So it is the same here in the United States. The media and our unwillingness to admit that we are maimed, blind, and miserable. The church is tied between the posts, and our eyes are gouged out by watching more television than watching God.

And we wonder why we are in the mess that we are in. We are ineffective as a church because we haven’t recognized that “Ichabod” is firmly stamped on our church doors, and when I mean church doors, I am not talking about the house of worship.

Look at your heart as the door that The Lord, at one time, was knocking on, and you wouldn’t let Him in. For some of you, He walked away because you refused Him entrance. But before He left, He did leave a memento.

“I once was allowed here, but you have another lord. I leave you this memento…..ICHABOD!!!!! For My glory has departed!”

Reading the first 3 chapters of the book of Revelation is confirmation of the fact that when there is no repentance, the candlestick is removed and the messenger is judged. The candlestick represents illumination, light, revelation. When the light goes, there is no longer any redemptive revelation and the house is dark.

The Lord has no place because the devil has place.

Paul said, “nor give place to the devil.”

The very person that we are to keep out, has full residence. In some lives, it’s not squatters rights the devil has. It’s full residency.

It’s called “Resident Evil.”

This is why it is easy for local churches to become gay affirming churches. We have no backbone against the interrogation tactics of the devil, and as long as we shout, jump, have a good ol’ time in church, the devil is not nervous. In some “religious services” as Pastor Donnie mentioned, is where all sorts of sexual immorality is taking place with seemingly no hesitation and with impunity. Our worship services is no different that a sex orgy before the throne of satan.

We need to take a lesson from the Tower of Babel. As long as they were able to communicate as one voice, with one mind, and with one heart, nothing would get in their way. Except what they were doing was for perverted purposes, but there is a place where we can come to be of one mind.

When we pray to the Lord in the beauty of holiness. When we seek the Lord together as one Body in Christ.

As Paul shared, “endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”

Wherever you are, join up with a group of pastors and their churches. Throw aside your doctrinal differences. The only doctrine that matters is the gospel of Jesus Christ. As long as we are divided, as Jesus said, and as Pastor Donnie reiterated, we cannot stand.

Obviously, compromised church will not join up because of their thirst for sin, but The Lord is calling the Body to come together. You can repent of sin and receive forgiveness, then join up. We can’t have light and darkness abide in the house at the same time. Come into the light, as John said, and we can have fellowship, one with another.

Do something.

Don’t just sit there to wait for somebody else to do it. And stop being scared.

God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Stop leaving it up to someone else to get the job done. Get up and hook up.

Move from the sidelines and get to the front lines.

As Pastor Donnie McClurkin said….“Gays are organized, the abortion industry is organized, but the church is disorganized.”

We simply refuse to come together.

The time is now, no hesitation.

Get up, let’s get together, and let’s get to work!

Please be advised that no affiliation, association, or connection in any way, shape, or form with Perfecting Faith Church, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, and NYCALL and EX GAY AFFIRMING CHURCHES, And Prevailing Word Ministries, with Pastor Fred Rochester exists.

Any such connection perceived by the readers of this blog must conclude that such connections never existed. Any observations regarding NYCALL is soley that of Pastor Fred Rochester, subject to corrections as deemed appropriate.

Please click this link LGBT: I, Too, Have A Dream. The Deliberate Hijacking Of August 28, 1963.

https://prevailingwordministries.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/lgbt-i-too-have-a-dream-the-deliberate-hijacking-of-august-29-1963/

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