The Original Purpose Of Halloween

You might be asking….”What does Halloween have to do with Secret Sexual Sins?”

Well not much but when you are dealing with a pagan day, sexual immorality is sometime associated. In reading from Wikipedia about the origins of Halloween, we see that Western influence is driving the intent.

After almost every sentence, they seem to imply these words “Christian” to imply that the day has some sort of influence from followers of Christ, or if we are not careful, Christ Himself. It is important to understand that all demonic influences will attempt to mix Jesus in things so that it gives the appearance that it is safe to follow.

Growing up as a kid, my parents would follow suit and buy us costumes, candy, and we would participate at home to have our own party. We would watch horror shows and be scared at night. Definitely Jesus was not in this at all.

In studying this out, the pagan ritual was more about honoring the dead saints. Those that went into eternity. But we also learn that in most cases, they that dealt with these festivities believed that they were on their way to heaven and didn’t get there yet. Like they were in limbo, so the people that participated in this pagan ritual would pray for the dead to make it.

Well, that’s not the truth about what The Lord had done according to the Word of God.

There is no limbo or purgatory. Either you were born again by the Holy Spirit after repenting of sin and receiving forgiveness of sins, or you died and went to hell.

“He that believes and is baptized shall be saved, he that does not believe shall be condemned.” Mark 16:16

There is no way around the Word of God. It’s not a matter of interpretation either. Either you believe or you do not believe. In addition to believing, The Lord Jesus said, “You must be born again.” And He also said, “Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Psalm 119:89 says, “Forever, O Lord, Your Word is settled in heaven.”

So now that getting into heaven is settled, we can now proceed to other issues.

So this pagan ritual was never a Christian event. It was all along a deft way of instituting a pagan ritual with a blatant attempt to call it “Christian.”

So where did the “costumes” come into play?

GLAD YOU ASKED!

But before that, in the 19th Century, “candles would be lit and prayers formally offered for the souls of the dead. After this the eating, drinking, and games would begin.” This originated in Ireland. They would also deal with “divination.” “The households festivities included rituals and games intended to divine’s one’s future, especially regarding death and marriage. Nuts and apples were often used in these divinations rituals.”

Bonfires were about “protective and cleansing powers, and were used for divination.”

Now the costumes.

In 16th century Ireland, Scotland, Mann and Wales, “the festival included mumming and guising.” This involved people going house to house in costume (or in disguise), usually reciting verses or songs in exchange for food…in Scotland, youths went house to house on 31 October with masked, painted or blackened faces, often threatening to do mischief if they were not welcomes.

Sounds like trick or treat,” doesn’t it?

In the late 19th and early 20th century, young people in Glamorgan and Orkney dressed as the opposite gender…..”

We all know that dressing as the opposite gender is a direct violation of Deuteronomy 22:5 and is also directly connected to transgender or transvestite issues, which is directly connected to the sin of homosexuality.

Additionally, “”F. Marian McNeill suggests the ancient festival included people in costume representing the spirits, and that faces were marked (or blackened) with ashes taken from the sacred bonfire. In parts of Wales, men went about dressed as fearsome beings called “gwrachod.”

So there you have the costume connection to Sexual Immorality.

While it was never stated that they engaged in homosexual acts, it is clear that anytime you cross dress, it has everything to do with gender misidentification.

The Lord shared with me that there is nothing that the devil does that will be redeemed. The only thing that can be redeemed by God is the human spirit because God created man in His image. According to 1 Thessalonians 5:23, we are a tripartite being. God breathed into us our spirits, He gave us a soul, or mind, and He placed our spirit and soul in a body or container.

It is through the shed blood of Jesus on the cross that we are redeemed. Everything that the devil does is not redeemable. It must perish. When we attempt to put on a “Christian” costume, we are taking something from the devil and make a very silly attempt to redeem a pagan ritual that involves demon spirits. Necromancy is also involved. Necromancy is about communicating with the dead. When we dress as characters, whether in the Bible or not, we are attempting to take on their spirit.

Putting on a costume, masks, disguises and such is a form of hypocrisy. You are putting aside your true identity to get into their identity. I am just as guilty because in ignorance, I attempted to redeem a demonic institution by having our daughter and children at  Prevailing Word wear Christian themed costumes.

There is nothing that could be done to redeem something of the devil.

So when you see tattoos, cross dressing, transvestite, transgender, body piercing, and other body mutilations, it’s an identity crisis where a person discards their weakness to assume a character of strength.

Read Ephesians 6:10 and Colossians 1:27.

So devils are conjured up and we wonder why folk are messed up. Our children are messed up. And we fail to understand that the devil is a liar and the father of lies. There is no truth in him.

You may say that you see no harm. You are entitled to your Bible-less opinion. Most people that profess to know Him usually do not know their Bibles and will spend good money looking and acting like someone that is dead or never existed. Money that they could have used to put more food on the plate at home, pay some bills, etc.

Nope, they would rather follow devils than follow God.

Read 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.

Stop trying to save face and accept the truth. Repent and leave this demonic stuff alone. There is no redeeming of this pagan ritual. So save your money, get saved, and live by the Word of God.

PREACHERS OF JC

If we have learned anything from this, it’s what a preacher is not supposed to look or act like regardless of whether it is scripted, staged, or coached.

What people see in the pulpit ought to be consistent with what they see in the street or in their homes. Anything else and the gospel of Jesus Christ they preach about is a farce. Your preaching must line up with your living and your living must line up with your preaching. Otherwise you are a bald face liar and the worst of hypocrites the world has ever seen.

In fact, we need to distinguish ourselves from the portrayals the world offers.

The world knows where to find the Real Preachers Of JC but they will not bother with them because there is a level of conviction and holiness that these preachers are living in that will bring their sin up in unimaginable ways. In most cases, a holy man or woman of God will not have to say a word. Their life of power, prayer, and personal integrity is enough to cause them to think about their spiritual condition outside of Christ.

“A holy man (or woman) is an awesome weapon in the hands of a holy God.”

The world wants a compromised preacher. But The Lord wants a sold out, holy preacher who will stand for the truth of God’s Word, and will speak truth regardless of the cost.

Whether it is blown out of proportion or scripted, Preachers Of LA has opened up our eyes to see what The Lord really is demanding out of His preachers.

As some of you have seen and heard Preachers Of LA has caused a stir in the world of preachers.

Several things come to mind and it is obvious that people that support this will stand for it as opposed to the truth.

As G. Craige Lewis, of EX MINISTRIES pointed out, all reality tv is scripted to portray a particular theme. It is under false pretense that gives the appearance that this is the truth. However when you are dealing with the world, you are dealing with the system of the law of sin and death, under the ruler-ship of the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience.

Paul also said in 2 Corinthians 4:4 “in whom the god of this world has blinded, the minds of those who do not believe, unless the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”

The goal of the enemy is to reduce the viability of the gospel by presenting a small percentage of preachers that live what I call, double agent lives.

Many preachers aspire to have what they have and will do everything to pursue it.

But thank God that there is a distinction. Remember, you are only seeing a small percentage of preachers living the way the Preachers Of LA are living.

Their justification for this is perverted. It is important for you to understand that the gospel of Jesus Christ isn’t about wealth and trusting in uncertain riches, fame, and fortune.

It is about winning the lost to The Lord Jesus Christ. We must also believe that this didn’t catch God by surprise. Just like David, Samson, Gehazi, the Sorcerer in the book of Acts called Simon, and many others that sinned.

Thank God that there are preachers that are legitimate. Called and graced by God to do the work of the ministry without fanfare and the false trappings of notoriety, and riches.

In Matthew 4:23-24 the Bible says,

“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon- possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.”

The word fame means “heard.” When the legitimate power of God is in operation, the fame of Jesus went around quickly. However, the sole purpose of the power of God is not just to minister to the needs of people, but to attract them back to The Lord so that people could repent of their sins.

Jesus said in Matthew 11:20-24 (NKJVS)

“Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent: “ Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.”

But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.”

As you could see, the reason for the gospel or good news of Jesus Christ is to draw men to repentance and faith towards God. Any other purpose is an aimless, selfish purpose. If we fail to preach the gospel in its purest form, then it is another gospel.

So when you look at shows of this nature, remember that you are not to throw every preacher under the bus and drive over them. Just know that there are hirelings and there are shenanigans, and that there are charlatans out there that will dupe you into thinking that Preachers of LA is real.

They are not real preachers. Real preachers would never “merchandise the anointing.” True, authentic, unadulterated preachers would never jeopardize the sanctity of the call of God upon their lives. Real preachers carry the weight of the voice of God that summoned them to the service of preaching the Word of God.

Real preachers live the gospel they preach. They seek no glory because the Bible says, in 1 Corinthians 1:29, “that no flesh should glory in His presence.”

The Amplified Bible says, “So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of The Lord.”

So the four “E’s” of ministry must be avoided.

1. Elitism.

2. Empowerment.

3. Entitlement.

4. Expediency.

When you seek after being one of the elite preachers, or the preeminence, you are asking to be exalted in pride like the devil. When you reach the false place of elitism, you feel empowered to do anything you want against all that righteousness and wisdom stands for. You enter the dragon of entitlement. You believe that you are entitled to everything, which leads you to expediency which means of an action convenient or practical although possibly improper or immoral.

You will entertain more thoughts and suggestion of evil and cross lines you said you would never cross. This leads into committing fornication and adultery. Homosexuality and bisexuality. Impregnating women in the church that are gullible to fall for your personality instead of falling on their faces to God.

When people are attracted to your personality they are worshipping you. That’s why it is important to have pure motives for ministry. Immoral women today do not care if you are married. All they care about is getting you. And when you lead them on as a pastor, you are violating your trust as a preacher.

With these things in mind, here are 27 things that qualifies a person as one being a PREACHER OF JC.

1. Saved by Grace.

2. Repented of sin.

3. Not a novice.

4. Never compromise the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

5. Heard the voice of God call them into the service.

6. Not hungry for money, notoriety, fame, or sexual immorality.

7. Full of the Holy Spirit, faith, honesty, and walks in integrity.

8. Has a good reputation outside the church.

9. If married, is happy, satisfied, faithful, and caring.

10. Takes care of the house BEFORE taking care of the church.

11. Quick to obey God and His Word.

12. Quick to disobey the devil and resist his temptations.

13. Quick to stand for Jesus and never fall for the wiles of the world.

14. Never compromise, maintains Biblical convictions.

15. Ready to witness and shares Jesus at every opportunity.

16. Live what they preach before they preach to others.

17. Never allows sin to dominate them.

18. Never quit praying and feeding on the Word of God.

19. Knows how to love the truth of God’s Word above everything else.

20. Always looking to do those things that please the Father.

21. Lives in holiness at great expense.

22. Knows how to be measurably transparent, walks accountable to God and man.

23. Gives God ALL the glory, honor, and praise.

24. Understands the dangers of sexual sins and avoids the secret life of perversion and hypocrisy.

25. Walks in love towards the people while loving God and His Word more.

26. Walks in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

27. Is a worshipper of the Father in spirit and in truth 24/7.

If you want to be a PREACHER OF JC – Jesus Christ, you must walk like Him. Otherwise, you are a Preacher of LAA, Lacking An Anointing.

Money & Preachers: A Potentially Lethal Combination

Money & Preachers: A Potentially Lethal Combination

When it comes to preachers and money, it is one of the most volatile subjects in the church in the United States. Looking at both sides of the argument. People sometimes want poor preachers and preachers want to live extravagant lives to avoid poverty or the appearance of poverty.

To this day, many people still believe that preachers ought not make a living off of the gospel.

If a preacher starves, lives homeless, and can’t provide for his or her family, it seems like a roar of approval is echoed without any tears of pity. It’s part of the ministry. It goes with the territory.

The more poor preachers, the better.

Then the opposite is rich preachers. Million dollar mansions. High end cars. Wives and women. You heard me right. There are preachers that have women on the side. Men preachers too, in homosexual relationships.

I believe that there should be balance. A preacher, if commanded by the Lord, is to live primarily off of the gospel of Jesus Christ, within the means of the legal definition of reasonable compensation,” then people ought not have a problem with it. But even if it were reasonable compensation, a small renegade bunch of folk will always have a problem with it.

What is the fuel for these things?

Aimlessness!

In the United States, there are many of God’s people and preachers that are walking around aimless.

What does it mean to be aimless?

Aimless means “without purpose or direction.”

When you watch preachers get involved in questionable endeavors, it begs one to ask the question. What is our purpose and direction?

The Head of the Called Out Ones gave us all the purpose and direction we need.

Matthew 28:18-20.

The Great Commission is the current “standing orders” given to His apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, for the perfecting or maturation of the saints, for the work of the service or ministry, for the edifying or building up of the edifice of the Body of Christ.

This means that if we are not busy doing exactly what the Lord commissioned us to do, then we will do what the devil wants us to do. Be busy doing everything else instead of what the Lord Jesus told us to do.

Therefore, a purposeless agenda is an agenda that obviously is unauthorized by the Lord that has no eternal value.

However, there is also a purpose with intent with bits and pieces of the gospel. Given as elements of truth to obscure the real agenda of duping the gullible saints according to Proverbs 14:15. With smooth words, the unsuspecting are told of obtaining great riches as a result of “sowing” money or goods into the man or woman of God.

There are many preachers in the United States that have built vast “empires” and there are many preachers that quietly go about their business without notice.

Yet, as they go about the business of the Father without notice, you will note that they are doing the most damage to the kingdom of darkness. Under the nose of the enemy, they are witnessing and testifying of the Lord and His gospel. People are getting into the kingdom of God. In turn, they are reproducing Jesus without fanfare and broadway lights.

They are not distracted and they want to keep it that way.

There are many preachers that want the notoriety and to be a part of the parade of the stars. Yet, we see that when these things come, the expectation of their ministries and the person heading these ministries become the focal point of attention.

The Lord Jesus experienced “fame” when He came on the scene.

Matthew 4:24-25 says,

“Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon- possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them. Great multitudes followed Him — from Galilee, and from Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan.”

The word “fame” means “heard.” In other words, the people heard about Jesus.

What we are seeing is a perverted form of fame. People are no longer attracted to the holiness or righteousness that must be evident in the lives of preachers.

People are attracted to the “bling” of preachers.

The late Dr. Oral Roberts, in his autobiography that I read, said that the Lord told him not chase after the “gold, the girls, or the glory.” 

These days, you might as well add don’t touch “the gentlemen.” 

Whether same sex or opposite sex.

In ministry, the glitter is litter.

In my previous blog, I shared about Kenneth Hagin’s book called “The Midas Touch.” It was a very prophetic book regarding the false teaching of the prosperity message.

Just in case you don’t understand what Midas means, it means a king of Phrygia, who, according to one story, was given by Dionysus the power of turning everything he touched into gold.”

It also means as a phrase….

the Midas touch [is] the ability to make money out of anything one undertakes.”

The same is happening among some preachers today where they believe that every thing that they touch must turn into gold. The push to be famous and rich in ministry is relentless.

Sadly, it seems like this is the only pursuit among some ministers today. This kind of perverted fame is evident in many sectors of the administration (see 1 Corinthians 12:5) of the Lord Jesus. We should not lose heart because there are a few that will not chase after uncertain riches or minister for filthy lucre or illicit gain. 

In 2 Corinthians 4:1-2, Paul said “Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”

Listen to the heart of Paul that is virtually absent in some of today’s preachers from 1 Corinthians 9:11-18.

“Do I say these things as a mere man? Or does not the law say the same also? For it is written in the law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” Is it oxen God is concerned about? 

Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope. 

If we have sown spiritual things for you, is it a great thing if we reap your material things? If others are partakers of this right over you, are we not even more?

Nevertheless we have not used this right, but endure all things lest we hinder the gospel of Christ. 

Do you not know that those who minister the holy things eat of the things of the temple, and those who serve at the altar partake of the offerings of the altar? 

Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel.

 

But I have used none of these things, nor have I written these things that it should be done so to me; for it would be better for me to die than that anyone should make my boasting void. 

For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! 

For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have been entrusted with a stewardship. 

What is my reward then? That when I preach the gospel, I may present the gospel of Christ without charge, that I may not abuse my authority in the gospel.”

It’s only in isolated places where you hear any preaching along these lines. Quite the opposite is preached because to preach anything else, it would not bring in the bacon.

If you are not making money or turning everything that you do into something that will produce money, then you are not considered successful.

Homes, cars, clothing, airplanes, large honorariums and book deals is a false measurement of success.

Big buildings, big honorariums, large groups of people to minister to.

But notice the distinguishing factor of the ministry of Jesus. The power of the Holy Spirit was upon the Lord Jesus to heal the sick, cast out devils, and heal other diseases.

In other words, Jesus had the goods. The proof of His ministry was evident.

There is indisputable evidence of the ministry of Jesus but is there the same or similar evidence in preachers today? The Lord gives us the measurement that tells us that either we have the power of God or we don’t.

Notice what Jesus said in Luke 12:48.

“But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.”

You see, it’s about what you have and what you do not have as far as God’s power is concerned.

There is no sense going to a chicken place if the chicken isn’t good.

Yet, we go to places where the power of God is non existent and there is a reason.

First, there is no living out the Word of God. There may be preaching but there may not be any living of what is preached. The power of God never flows out because one says that there is power. The evidence is when the life of the person God use is holy on the level that the Word requires.

Secondly, the power of God is not left to us to turn on and off when we want. The Holy Spirit is the One that administers the power of God as He wills, not as we will.

Thirdly, all things done must point back to the Lord Jesus and the gospel that He commissioned us to preach. The release of the power of God serves as a witness to them to repent of their sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved.

We do not have to force the issue. We do not have to put ourselves out on a limb. We do not have to advertise. When the Holy Spirit sees fit that the Word is preached, that a person’s life lines up with the Word, and the people are prepared to receive, it’s all left up to the Holy Spirit, not us.

God will not be put on the spot. He is God. Not a genie.

So people end up in places where there is a chance that God’s power might show up. If you were to count on your hand how many times you’ve seen the Lord do something spectacular, you will shock yourself.

The gospel message is very simple, yet, we have made it into something to force God to do something to prove something. God is God. He sits on the throne. He does as He pleases. He honors faith in His Word. God doesn’t owe us anything. We owe Him all.

So when it comes to money and preachers, we need to ask ourselves a couple of questions.

How long will it be until we come to our senses and be what He wants us to be instead of trying to make God be something? And when will we cry out for balance?

Shall We Continue In Sin….

Shall We Continue In Sin….

There are many believers, or at the very least, people that profess to be believers that will not live by the Word of God. Many of them watch TV, movies, porn, their friends and can’t seem to break away. You mean to tell me that it is a sin to watch TV? No. What you are watching as far as content is the sin.

There are many professed believers that do not have a problem watching soft porn on network TV. Which usually is an indication that you are watching porn or doing chatroom masturbation or illicit sex.

They attend a service on Sunday, or they do not attend at all. They watch services at home, and they live any kind of way they please.

They hear preachers preach the Word and they watch preachers live just as they do.

It’s no wonder that the rebel refuses the Word of God when the real preachers show up.

Not some of the ones in LA (or any where else for that matter) either.

And we wonder what is wrong with the people that come to the house of God.

The solution is so simple that many will not accept it.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 is a fairy tale to most people in the Body of Christ. You really say to the Lord that He didn’t mean what He said, to “Come out from among them and be separate….”

You honestly believe that you can live in light and darkness at the same time. That you can have God and idols. That you can be a believer and have fellowship with unbelievers. That you can fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness and fellowship with God.

The thing that gets me is that when you get rebuked, you spit out excuses and venom instead of repenting. Your conscience is so seared that you completely ignore the fact that you were being helped. Instead, you accuse the righteous of not being loving.

If we didn’t love you, we would rebel against God ourselves and not tell you so you could bust hell wide open.

Then there are believers that have so much against pastors, the people in the house of God, and you accuse the righteous of placing unnecessary burdens. As long as we are on this earth, and the Lord instructs us to warn you, we will do so. When, after we’ve warned you that you continue to refuse to listen, it’s on you.

I know. “Then it’s on me”, you say. “Leave me be!!!!”

I believe that we have forgotten the reason why the Lord Jesus suffered and died for us. We have gotten to the place where all Jesus came to do was to teach us how to live. Yes, that’s partly why He came, but the first thing that John, the Baptist said when he saw Jesus.

“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”

We come back to the main reason why Jesus came. To free us all from sin. The Bible tells us that “Sin is lawlessness.”

What is lawlessness? A deliberate refusal to be governed by God and His Word.

That is, you make up what you want to govern you. And you make up what you do not want to be governed by. You become a law to yourself. Whatever goes, goes.

“Man shall not live by bread alone but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”

This was said by Jesus during His time of temptation.

When a person refuse to live by the Word of God, they are living by the word of satan.

Remember……..satan.

The title “satan” means adversary.

We forget that the devil is opposite of God, or opposed of God. There are many people that claim to be a child of God that oppose God. When they are corrected, they rebuke the correction.

Like Esau, they throw aside their birthright because of fatigue. They grow tired of working out their own soul salvation. They grow tired living holy for God.

Listen to the prophet Malachi

 “Your words have been harsh against Me,”

Says the Lord,“Yet you say,

‘What have we spoken against You?’

 You have said,

‘It is useless to serve God;

What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance,

And that we have walked as mourners

Before the Lord of hosts?

 

So now we call the proud blessed,

For those who do wickedness are raised up;

They even tempt God and go free.’”

Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another,

And the Lord listened and heard them;

So a book of remembrance was written before Him

For those who fear the Lord

And who meditate on His name.

 

“They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts,

“On the day that I make them My jewels.

And I will spare them

As a man spares his own son who serves him.

The Lord will not spare the unrighteous. The ones that determined that His Word is a burden. That there is no profit to fully serve God.

Notice what Paul quoted…..

As it is written:

“There is none righteous, no, not one;

 There is none who understands;

There is none who seeks after God.

 They have all turned aside;

They have together become unprofitable;

There is none who does good, no, not one.”

 “ Their throat is an open tomb;

With their tongues they have practiced deceit”;

“The poison of asps is under their lips”;

 “ Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.”

 

“ Their feet are swift to shed blood;

 Destruction and misery are in their ways;

 

And the way of peace they have not known.”

 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” 

That’s the point.

The reason why professed believers do what they do is because “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

There is no reverence for the Word of God and His true and holy messengers.

Fine. Do not reverence the true and holy messengers of God, but have respect for God and His Word. I don’t care if you do not honor me or any preacher. At least honor God and His Word to the degree that when you see sin, you say something. Especially when you see sin from those that profess to be believers, working for the Lord.

If you let it pass, you are culpable and complicit. You are joint heir with their sins.

Silence is permission.

We live for whatever time the Lord gives us for one purpose. It’s an endurance race to see if you can handle the rigors of living eternally with Him forever. Many people backslide, fall away, and outright walk away from Jesus because the pleasures of sin are more appealing to them than righteousness.

Paul said, “The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

There are many people that profess to know Him that believe that they can live in sin and in righteousness at the same time. There are many believers that approve of the sins they commit and never correct them.

Paul said, “Preach the Word! Be instant in season and out of season. Reprove, rebuke, and exhort with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound teaching, but will heap up for themselves teachers, having tickled ears. They will turn their ears away from the truth and they will turn unto fables.”

So when you tell believers to “Flee fornication” many of them will look at you cross eyed and do it any way because they know better than the warning in the Word of God. Nine months later, they bring their child to be dedicated to the Lord without the male that impregnated them in an attempt to cover their sin.

The smart pastor will ask where the male is. It takes two to get pregnant. Then the pastor will dedicate that child to the Lord but the sin must be dealt with first.

That’s what the new single mother is hoping that you wouldn’t do. Expose the sin. See, we are so quick to be lawless when all the Lord is doing is trying to help us. We provoke God and never ask for His help. Until we get into a tight spot. We get real and serious because we want Him to work it out. But we play God like a fiddle. As soon as He “help” us out, we go back to business as usual.

Instead of living for Him, we live for ourselves. We go back to the habits, patterns, and cycles that are destructive. It is usually when it is too late that we get serious.

Then when we hear from the righteous, we blame them for the Word that God gave us to give them. The righteous are to blame for the problems of this world. The righteous are to blame as to why things are the way they are.

But the righteous is doing what the Word says to do. Why blame the righteous for your fall? The righteous are party poopers. The righteous are always spoiling the fun. The righteous is always in the way.

Listen.

You can live any way that you want to live. You can party. Have all the illicit sex you want. Watch porn, masturbate, sleep with your significant other (same sex or opposite sex). You can smoke, drink, drug yourself up, cuss and curse everything, including God.

Do as you will.

Who’s to stop you?

Even in hell you can do what you want. BUT….you will be in too much pain to have any pleasure.

Jesus said, “Where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Have you every tried to enjoy a pleasure while experiencing excruciating pain? All at the same time? Perhaps, you may have come close. But the pain of hell, and the pain of the lake which burns with fire and brimstone will not allow you to enjoy what you currently enjoy on earth called sin.

Just imaging a lake of lava. Now imagine yourself dancing in lava. Enjoying a smoke in lava. Naked and having illicit sex in lava. Getting your grind on with a body in lava. Enjoying a cold drink of Johnny Walker Red, or shot glasses of vodka in lava. Sitting in lava like you are on the sandy beach.

No. You will have all of your faculties in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone. You will be naked. You will burn forever with no relief because you refuse to believe in the only begotten Son of God. You believed that you were entitled to living the good life without living for the Lord. Living in lawlessness, doing what you want to do.

A word for all.

Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord!

Preachers of LA or Preachers of LAA – Lacking An Anointing

I did not watch the episode, but by way of a FB friend, I was able to catch a video of McClendon trying to spin his version of what took place. It is very upsetting for a man or woman of God to accept the world’s request to be a part of something that we know is ungodly.

UNGODLY?

What’s ungodly about this show?

Since the prosperity message infiltrated the Body of Christ, we have seen madness. The proliferating of God’s people is outrageous. While Kenneth Hagin and others brought about the prosperity message, Hagin did do one thing before he went home to be with The Lord on September 19, 2003.

He wrote the book “The Midas Touch” to correct the erroneous teachings of the prosperity message. Then through other sources (it may have happened and it may not have happened), before Hagin passed away, he called a meeting with Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, and Leroy Thompson (who didn’t attend) to correct them, and to warn them about the contents of the book.

I’ve read The Midas Touch and Hagin did correct some of the madness that is in the Body of Christ, especially among ministers gone amuck. However, as far as the other preachers that may have known about his book and its contents, it fell on deaf ears. I’ve also concluded that when you preach about it for years and then try to correct it, some will repent and others will ignore it because the money is just too good to ignore.

The book never really had a chance to hit others because the author left the scene just after it was released. Had Hagin had some time, perhaps it may have done a lot to alter the course of some preachers.

A few years before Hagin passed, he held Ministerial Integrity & Ethics Seminars for pastors and ministers. I’ve never attended one but after reading The Midas Touch and after other sex scandals that took place among ministers, it is clear that he was doing something about changing the current perilous course preachers today are on.

In this video, McClendon tried to explain about honorariums and entourages.

Folks, the Bible is clear that in the OT, people paid a “Diviner’s or Seer’s Fee.”

I know some of you all are saying… “What does a seer’s fee have to do with Preachers of Lacking An Anointing?”

When people are mesmerized with the eloquence and fail to see the lie, the money is easy to give to these false preachers. When sexual immorality is connected to their preaching, it is no different than the plains of MOAB where witchcraft is deeply connected to sexual immorality.

At least three of these preachers were known adulterers and we pray that they’ve repented and were washed by the blood of the Lamb. Now if you look at what Paul said, “My speech and my preaching were not with enticing words of men’s wisdom…” you can see clearly why women and men flock to these preachers.

Preachers will use their persona and charisma to “sell” themselves. We are not in the business of selling anything that was given to us freely of the Lord, but preachers will merchandise the anointing” so that they could gather a following after themselves.

Never get caught in the diction of preaching. Get caught up in the truth of the rightly divided Word.

Anything less than the truth, is of the devil.

Some of you will remember Balak paying Balaam a seer’s fee to curse Israel. When Elisha was approached by Namaan the Syrian commander to be healed, Namaan offered Elisha money and expensive clothing, however, Elisha refused them.

In the NT, The Lord told Paul that it is commanded by The Lord to pay preachers but Paul deliberately turned down the command so that the gospel would not maligned.

Paul even said that an elder that ministers the Word of God is worthy of double honor. Paul meant that as a suggestion, not a command, by the way. Over 20 years ago, preachers began telling the people that preachers shouldn’t have to live below standards. That they are worthy of extravagant living. Many preachers did have to live below standard and that’s unfortunate. However, when things are not right financially where a church can’t hold a pastor, a pastor must work a secular job until then.

There is nothing wrong with working when the people are unable to pay a pastor a full time salary.

Many pastors do this out of necessity because if they have a family, they must take care of his home first before they can take care of the church. Now, people are flocking to these places and pastors are living the life well beyond reason. Some of them will never look back because they struggled so much. To lose their perch means long hours away from home just to pay the bills. But you know what? There is honor in this.

That everything you got was earned the hard way instead of manipulating the Scriptures to coerce people into giving. No one will have much to say except the fact that you were able to get it done without misuse of the Scriptures.

Regarding entourages, Paul always had some kind of group with him but not to carry bags, wash his feet, set up lodging and stuff.

Paul called them “fellow laborers.”

However, today, we see all sorts of error.

Today, they are called “armorbearers.”

Very few understand that this is OT ONLY!!!!!

And that armorbearers are officers or in the modern day army or navy, orderlies, or flag lieutenants. Their sole responsibility is to dress the generals for battle, and serve as their personal bodyguard.

Then we have these pastors of today that have “servants” and make up so many spiritual cliches to make it seem like the armorbearer is the place to be close to a leader. We have convoluted what true ministry is about just to make ourselves look good and important.

All of what we are seeing in the United States is a lack of any real anointing from the presence of The Lord. There are many ministers across the globe that are ministering the gospel in harsh conditions. Imprisoned, harassed, persecuted, starving, and killed for the gospel.

Today, we see that these modern preachers go around the world and return like they have done something great.

But what is there to show for it?

On the other side of the fence, this Scripture comes to mind.

Proverbs 14:15 says,

“The simple (gullible) believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps.”

Sadly, there are millions in the Body of Christ that believe that if you give, God will bless you.

Well, Ephesians 1:3 says, “…has blessed us with spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”

You can’t be blessed if you are already pronounced blessed.

You can’t get what you already have. Some will say, I haven’t received it yet, so I am not blessed.”

Thank God for the Bible.

James 4:2-3 says, “You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss (ask missing), that you may SPEND IT ON YOUR OWN PLEASURES.”

So on impulse, emotion, and no judgment, you put it in their hands and the preacher walks away with his or her needs met while you suffer.

Jesus told Paul that “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Why? Because of the law of reciprocity. God places things in our hands. This is how He works. Now if you do not have it in your hand, you are in a position to receive to give it. However, if you do not have it to give, you cannot give what you do not have.

This doesn’t make you any less blessed because regardless of your status, you are still blessed. What we have been seeing is a clear manipulation of Scripture. If all you are hearing is God is going to bless you and you never get blessed, then James 4:1-3 is the answer behind the reason why you are not blessed according to what the preacher is saying.

So the only concern is the status of these preachers while others are suffering. If you still believe what they are preaching, you keep on doing it. But if The Lord is telling you to stop and you disobey Him, you are the one that will suffer while they suffer not.

As this “SHOW” progresses, if you do not see the genuine power of God, then you are witnessing hirelings. If all you see is a lot of drama among preachers, then you are witnessing hirelings. If all you see is the hype and Jesus is not in this, then you are witnessing hirelings.

When you see the McClendon spin, notice these Scriptures as well.

Here’s the link to the “Show.”

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=681112308566161&set=vb.121327294556025&type=2&theater

Then these are some Scriptures to consider after viewing the video.

Galatians 6:3. “For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.”

Proverbs 27:2 says “Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth.”

2 Corinthians 10:12 says, “For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise.”

Ministry is a privilege, we had nothing when He called us and we are still empty until He fill is. And when we expend what He filled is with, we are back on empty.

And you are watching Preachers of LA…………Lacking An Anointing.

LGBT: Dr. Michael Brown’s Article Entitled; “Facebook Approved Religious Harassment

Just finished reading a powerful argument from Dr. Michael Brown, author of “A Queer Thing Happened To America” regarding Facebook’s double standard intended to harass believers in Christ that create pages that preach against the sin of homosexuality.

Facebook is the phenomenon of social networking, however, we are seeing double standards and rules from this organization that permits lewd and obscene pages, but systematically harass Christ centered pages that stand for holiness, righteousness, and godliness.

This is not code. The Body of Christ has come alive these days to challenge the wickedness of homosexuality and all other demonic forms of sexual immorality and perversion.

As a result, the backlash and punishment is to shut down pages that rebuke, or make a stand against homosexuality. This nation is progressing on a perilous course that many nations refused to change and alter course.

There is a long list of nations that went down this path and were destroyed by God’s judgment.

Here, in the United States, we know that the end times are upon us but it doesn’t mean that we lie down and let them have this nation.

Here in the United States, believers are taking a stand in prayer, blogging, and setting up Facebook pages to not only discuss the sin of homosexuality, but also to provide a place where people that are caught in the sin of homosexuality to break free.

For the Body of Christ, this is the Goliath of our times. Secret and Overt Sexual Sins is the Mother Of All Battles, for the souls of men.

The devil’s children are fighting hard to keep as many prisoners from escaping through the opened front door of the prison house.

That’s right. You’ve heard me right.

Opened prison door.

Anyone in any sin could walk out of the front door of prison. However, it has a “sell by” date.

Your death or the coming of Jesus Christ, which ever one comes first.

Just repent, receive His forgiveness, be water baptized, and walk in obedience to the Word of God until death or His coming, to avoid the punishment of the pit of hell forever.

So when there is harassment to prevent the message of freedom from being expressed, the devil will pull out all the stops to silence the Word of God. One of these tactics is to place obscene or perverted statements which can corrode and desensitize a holy child of God.

Sadly, when the debate is filled with truth and light that the world cannot take, the devil’s children will resort to tactics of harassment, in an attempt to have the site removed because of the vulgarity of statements and other methods.

The way to combat this is to point out the uneven handedness of their Facebook rules. In legitimate Christ centered pages of Facebook, you will not find believers setting up pages and use vulgarity, porn scenes, obscene jestures, and cuss or curse words.

On the other hand, you will find clear violations of Facebook policies.

Millions of people use these social networks and they find the time to police Christ centered sites and pages. Yet, they cannot apply the same policing standards when it comes to other “sins” of Facebook.

The hypocrisy underscores the fact that darkness loves darkness but The Lord knows their every strategy. If light comes, it must be snuffed out. There is no way possible that a statement of policing from Facebook  will appease us because they cannot be trusted.

This means that when you use Facebook, just be prepared to be blocked, shut down, harassed, ridiculed, and pelted with the stones of cussing, cursing, profanity, vulgarity, and other obscene jestures to chase you and I away from Facebook.

However, it is not that easy. The Lord knows how to get His message across.

He said that He would fill the earth with His glory.

So where we are blocked, harassed, or where there are impediments, The Lord will direct us where the weakness is and go to make the truth known.

I’ll provide the link later, but go to the charismanews.com site and read “Help Me Stop Facebook-Approved Religious Harassment” by Dr. Michael Brown.

LGBT: Wayne Besen – Refuting The Lies Of The Devil – John 8:44

The sad thing about militant LGBT people is that when the truth about ex-homosexuals come, they are quick to deny that change is possible. The truth always existed and they know it.

The fear of truth is that they must abandon the lie. To be in complete denial is just one of a few aspects of blindness that exist in their lives. It does little use to ridicule or make fun of their blindness because of the fact that this is exactly what the devil wants.

To blind the minds of those that do not believe.

When the light of the glorious gospel, which is the image of Christ shines to them, they will either desist in lying or continue in darkness and stay with the lie that men and women that came out of the sin of homosexuality really were drawn by the power of God to come out of sin and live godly, and in holiness unto The Lord.

This article chronicles (link provided below) just a few ex homosexuals that were delivered by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Just taking a look at these beautiful people indicates that within every person is the innate desire to be real. To identify themselves with God. It takes the power of God to deliver a person, but it takes accepting the grace of God to pull out of the sin of homosexuality, or any sexual sins for that matter.

After the new birth a beautiful person emerges.

Alive unto God, free from sin, walking in total victory, and living in holiness.

All for God’s glory.

The LGBT community is still a minority with a very vocal argument, however, just because you are loud, it doesn’t make the sin you proudly stand for any more right than running red lights.

God is still The Lord and He still calls the sin of homosexuality, “an abomination.”

There is no getting around it.

Yet, in the face of HIV/AIDS and associated  STD’s, LGBT still believes that the sin of homosexuality is a good and noble lifestyle. There is nothing noble about dying from HIV/AIDS when you had a choice to stop living in sin.

Homosexuality is a choice. Not a disease, and it is not a genetic malfunction caused by God. It is very easy to lay blame on God when a person doesn’t want to assume responsibility for their actions.

The prophet Isaiah said,

“Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; for shall the thing made say of him who made it, “He did not make me”? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding.”

Sin is disobedience to the known will of God. This is the reason why death is here in the first place. When we accept this fact, then we can repent and be saved from eternal separation in hell from the presence of The Lord forever.

However, many will refuse the gracious offer of salvation and die in their sins.

There is coming a day when one must perish.

Physical death could happen at any time. No one has the power to retain his spirit as the book of Ecclesiastes tells us. No one has power over the day of death. No one. Yet, even with this knowledge, people will still go to the pit in complete denial about the power of God to save.

Even in their torment, they will say, “I still don’t believe this.”

Death is inevitable. So far, sinners, children of God, Wayne Besen, and Dan Savage do not have a way to stop death. There is no escaping it. However, when it comes to lifestyle choices, death by HIV/AIDS is avoidable. When it comes to sin, it’s all about choices.

So when you see an article like this, it is clear that the people that were delivered by the power of God recognized the mercy, grace, and loving forgiveness of God.

People like Wayne Besen and another person named Dan Savage are driven with perverted passion to attack and destroy the truth any way they can just to preserve the sin of homosexuality. Blinded by rage and a deliberate misunderstanding of the intent of the gospel, they are deliberately used by the devil himself to attempt to destroy the validity of the power of the gospel.

It is sad to be used by the same individual that is headed to the same place.

We all know that the power of God is stronger than any man and that they “can do nothing against the truth but for the truth” (see 2 Corinthians 13:8).

These incredible people have taken a stand to refute the lie that change is not possible.

LGBT will continue to plaster their lies but one thing is certain.

They can do nothing against the truth.

Take a look at this article.

http://radrpt.wordpress.com

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