In a recording after a female muslim asked a question about Jesus being the only way, TD Jakes said that he was a part of an ecumenical group of faith. This board, according to TD Jakes is made up of Catholics, Muslims and other faiths to help meet the needs of people that were hurting.
This alarmed me because the exclusivity of the gospel and the Lord Jesus Christ is what’s at stake. The world wants inclusion in the exclusive kingdom of God. There is no other way to the Father but by Jesus (see John 14:6). There is no salvation in any other as Peter expressed in Acts 4:12. “for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.”
At Megafess, also known as Megamess, thousands of people will converge in Dallas, Texas for this even held by TD Jakes. Creflo Dollar will be there. I.V. Hilliard will be there. Marvin Sapp will be there. And many other “brand name” preachers will be there to “support.”
Oh, and Oprah Winfrey will be there to teach her “Life Class.”
What in the world is Oprah Winfrey doing there?
You see when you are a part of the world system, you will not care who is there. So long as they tell you something to make your life “better.”
The compromise underscores one thing.
We are seeing a great compromise known as apostasy.”
All throughout the faith we are seeing “ecumenism” or preachers preaching ecumenism, rise to pervert those that were either true to their faith and loyalty to the Lord Jesus, or they came in unawares or unnoticed.
There are many ministers that love to be like these preachers. There was a time where I would fall under their spell, to emulate them to attract large crowds to preach to but the Lord closes these door and I realize that my frustration with ministry was really a frustration with God closing doors.
Once again, the Lord in His infinite wisdom preserved me and many others from following after a pursuit that is not the will of God.
These “great preachers” may sound good and attract many people but there is a catch. You have to accept, without question, what they are offering. Even when you know it is blatant error, you have to suppress the truth to get what you want. But here is what is behind what they are doing. They are or they may be “certain men” creeping in to deceive their hearers.
Why would they do such a thing?
You have to look very carefully and note that the driving thing of some of these mega churches and mega pastors is money.
The devil doesn’t care if you shout and jump all over the place. The devil doesn’t mind if you are told that you are going to walk in your destiny. Be told that you will get your breakthrough. Be told that you are going places in God.
But when you get a hold of truth, the light comes on and you will begin to see that what they were all about is using your monetary resources to fund them. It takes money to preach the gospel but preachers should never rob folk to live luxurious (see 2 Corinthians 4:1).
Worse is that the devil will use this to drag many believers from a relationship with the Lord back to the world. Their deliverance from sin was miraculous, but their deception brings them back to the grips of demonic forces.
Jude 4 says…
“For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.
How do they come in unnoticed?
These preachers act like they were legit from the first time when you heard them preach. You heard their “soulish” delivery of their brand of the Word. They preached as close to the truth as possible but upon hearing certain things that brought questions, some have bypassed examining the substance of their messages because of the way they delivered the Word was “legit” enough.
Over time, you begin to hear things that were blatantly perverted and full of error, but you trust that they would adjust and change.
Their believability sealed the deal a long time ago and you’ve grown accustomed to the Kool Aid like the over 900 souls that perished at the hands of Jim Jones.
Today, we are seeing people fall away like crazy. The combination of sexual immorality, deceptive preaching, and ecumenism is challenging the faith of believers today. We are so swept up with the emotional hype of preaching that we fail to examine the substance of what they are preaching.
Acts 17:11 is the basis of all examining of what preachers preach.
Galatians 1:6-9 says this…
“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.
But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”
We are now upholding the vehicle (preacher) that delivers the Word of God above the truth of the Word of God. When you warn them to take heed, these gullible believers with use “touch not Mine anointed and do My prophets no harm” like a needle on a scratch on a record.
They will also use “Judge not, lest you be judged” to protect their man or woman of God.
Even when you show them that what they are preaching is error, they will almost kill you. The investment they made into these preachers lives and their soulish attachment to them is almost impossible to break away from. So the falling away is happening and if one doesn’t catch them-self and see the truth for what it is, they, and many others will be lost.
Paul said this by the Spirit of God in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4.
“Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.”
Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
The Greek definition of falling away means “to defect from the truth.”
This falling away is also captured in the book of Hebrews chapter 6:4-8.
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.
For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.”
The word “away” means to “deviate from the right path.”
There is two verses of Scripture that concur with the course of this world.
Some of the people in the church and in the world are headed in a direction that is clear.
Matthew 7:14-15 says,
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
I like how the Amplified puts it…
“Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it.
But the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it.”
More and more, we are seeing an exodus from the truth of the Word of God in a fast pace rush towards complete anarchy.
Anarchy means “a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government).”
In every sense of the world, we see that any nation that pushes the agenda of LGBT is going head long towards this goal. The people are running the government. Democracy no longer has the moral law of God to govern. As a result, people are dying.
STDs is still running rampant. I believe that we are seeing suppressed figures when it comes to people acquiring HIV/AIDs and other STDs. Under reporting of these areas is part of the problem, however, we still see that most people that refuse to abstain are the ones that will someday die of these diseases. Sexually Transmitted Diseases serves as no deterrent because the people bent on fornicating and having adultery insist on sex without restraint.
The collateral damage is connected and there is no way of stopping people from sinning against God. Yet, they look to the doctors to help them out instead of looking at God’s divine order.
Remember, anarchy results sometimes from a failure of government. With the kingdom of God, there is no failure of His government. When people insist on no divine order, they are left up to demonic order.
Here is a taste of demonic order.
Paul said in Ephesians 2:1-3 “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.”
Those of us that were saved, this is what we used to do until we came to Christ. We went from darkness to light. From the kingdom of satan to God. From out of control to back under His divine control.
The course of this world is heading towards the final countdown. The prince of the power of the air is no other than satan himself. This spirit is at work in the sons or children of disobedience.
You see, when you refuse to refrain or abstain from homosexuality, fornication and adultery, you are opening yourself up to the consequential judgment of God. Additionally, if you are not a believer in Christ, you are already condemned. Not just for the works of unrighteousness done as a result of the nature of satan within, but because of that nature.
Remember “sons of disobedience.”
A child born after his or her parents will take on the nature of their parents.
So being that your spiritual parent is the devil, the nature of a child is there.
So Paul continues and says, “…among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by NATURE children of wrath, just as the others.”
So as long as we see ecumenism and deception, they will continue on the path towards destruction.
Come, Lord Jesus, Come.