Tyler Perry And Surrogacy? Far Fetched?

There’s some folks that believe that Tyler Perry is having a child by his on and off girlfriend, was artificially inseminated.

Reading comments is a bad habit but when you see the convoluted statements, it is clear that sinners defend sin like the devil justifies taking God off His throne with justification.

Like making God out to be the bad Guy in the sky and the devil is good all the time.

Artificial insemination is usually done when a couple cannot copulate naturally.

Is it possible that his girlfriend was impregnated artificially because Tyler Perry has a low sperm count, he is an alleged closet bisexual, or that his girlfriend is barren?

Without a doubt it’s possible.

And it is still possible for fornication without conception (Greek word for fornication is “pornea,”) to take place.

My, those crickets are noisy.

BUT!

Why chase a rabbit that isn’t on the trail?

When Tyler Perry made the announcement, why wait until she is 7 months pregnant? And if he were concerned about fornication, while artificial insemination is a private matter, it’s a great way to say, “we never had sex.”

And if they never had sex, it would raise serious alarms about alleged homosexuality. Especially in light of violating Deuteronomy 22:5.

Does this take away from the fornication story?

Not in the least.

Then you have the “Judge not” crowd always trying to spin the story to deflect from the facts that regardless, they were and are not married.

It still doesn’t add up no matter which way the “judge not” crowd goes.

Sin is never justified in the eyes of God.

The “Judge not” crowd will never come to the light because their deeds are evil.

What evil have they committed?

Insert the “artificial insemination” story, excuse me, lie so that it gives the appearance that the truth about fornication never happened.

With all the sex that is going on in Hollywood with cast members, producers, and other Tinseltown participants, do you think for one moment that Hollywood is holy?

You have another perverted thought coming.

So the story is out. What other details that weren’t discussed do we need?

Clearly, when people defend sin, all kinds of deception stories will emerge.

It is a clear indication that people will never pull out their Bible to see what God said about sin, but they are quick to quote the only verse of Scripture they know very well.

“Judge not!”

There is more Scripture but they avoid those Scriptures like holiness is the plague from God.

And another thing.

You have the pray crowd too.

They say things like, “Why don’t we just pray.”

That’s what folk are praying for.

That no one would talk about exposing sin.

It’s a very powerful tactic that Adam and Eve used.

Not that they prayed but they were so scared of God, they sewed fig leaves to cover themselves and hid in silence. You see, when you pray by yourself, you will not be noticed. It is only when you talk, that you are noticed.

Noise gives your position away.

When you judge righteous judgment, your position is revealed.

When you are silent, no one knows what side you are on.

Voice what the properly interpreted Scripture is and you draw fire to your position. That’s why people avoid the truth because when you speak the truth, a round is coming your way from someone that has determined that truth and the truth bearer is the enemy.

While we must pray, at least pray that truth be spoken.

Fornicators are in the Body of Christ, hiding under false pretense. They want to look like a true believer but there are a double agent.

How do we know?

Just read who they defend.

The righteous Word of God or the unrighteousness of satan.

Tyler Perry – Alias Madea – & Fornication – Child Out Of Wedlock

It’s amazing when you watch a well known celebrity lay hands on Bishop TD Jakes, and the Christian world declares that Tyler Perry can preach and he is anointed by God. Tyler Perry is a real man of God. He speaks about “our” issues and he’s real. He talks about what really goes on in church. Y’all better stop talking about Tyler Perry cause he’s for real.

Then, all of a sudden, what does happen in church, happens to him.

When you have someone that went through some stuff, pull up his boot straps, and make it, he could do no wrong.

We don’t mind these kinds of stories because it gives the rest of us hope that we can make it.

BUT.

When you wear women’s clothing that is against the Scriptures (Deuteronomy 22:5), make movies that mock the true church of God, interweaving fact with fiction and call it real, and then lay hands on a Bishop, preach with no call of God on his life, and then celebrate a child out of wedlock, does these sins exemplify true Christian living that glorifies God?

Do not deceive yourselves.

Just because people fail the standard (Bible), it doesn’t mean that the standard (Bible) failed.

God’s grace is not just about cutting man some slack. It’s about bringing man’s sins to bear on his life, to cause man to recognize the goodness of the Lord, and to get it right. Grace gives man a chance to get it straight with God. Favor demands you get it straight before it is too late.

Romans 6:1 says, “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer in it (sin)?”

Haters of the Scriptures will never rightly divide the Word of truth on this issue.

It is no wonder that the Lord told me and others that this generation of believers is some of the worst ever on this planet.

This generation of believers live by Isaiah 5:20.

Folks, Jesus said you shall know them by their fruits.

In Matthew 7:15-20, the Lord Jesus said “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”

A lot of carnal believing people will defend Scripturally indefensible positions. The “Judge not” crowd already came to his defense.

When it comes to sin, there is only two sides of the fence. You can’t stand on both sides, otherwise, you are an enemy of God according to James 4:4. You can’t be a friend of the devil and a friend of God at the same time. Love one and hate the other. “You cannot serve two masters,” said Jesus.

Paul said this in Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?”

There will be misguided immature people that will judge the Word of God that we share and call us Pharisees, holier than thous, talking about God’s anointed, putting your mouth on people and prophets.

Folks have a bad habit of distorting the truth so that their sins would not be exposed and brought to the light.

Jesus said this in John 3:18-21 “And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

Fornication is not a work that is done in God. Righteousness is a work done in God.

One person posted on FB that “At least he didn’t have the child aborted. They should get married”

Sometimes, when people make these kinds of ill-advised ill-conceived statements, this is a deliberately conspired, vain attempt to cover the sin of fornication. Marriage and abortion after the child is conceived is the world’s way to cover their sin of fornication or adultery.

Sadly, over the years, professed believers have increasingly incorporated this act to cover sin.

God doesn’t appreciate that you are sewing fig leaves to cover your nakedness.

In fact, Yolanda Adams (Adams is not the woman that got pregnant) celebrated the coming of their bundle of joy.

I thought that sin was sin and sin is never to be celebrated. God never celebrated sin. The Lord God judged sin in the flesh of Jesus. Meaning that the Lord God sent His only Son to die for the sins of the world. The Lord Jesus didn’t die for our sins so that we could commit more sin.

God kicked sin out of heaven and sin will never return into the domain of God forever.

The Lord Jesus prayed the Lord’s Prayer and part of that prayer was, Forgive us our debts or trespasses.” He also prayed “Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” 

Sin is not the will of God in heaven. It is the will of the devil on earth in unregenerate man and carnal believers that have yet to learn how to walk in total obedience to the Scriptures.

What we have seen in the Potters House with Tyler Perry and TD Jakes having hands laid on him is consistent throughout much of the Body of Christ. We excuse people from walking in genuine Christian maturity, and exchange it for performance and showmanship. In front of a crowd, we love to see people go ooh and ah when we say and do spiritually spooky things.

HYPOCRITES.

And some preachers Jesus would call, hypocrites, brood of vipers, and snakes.

When the show is over, reality continues.

No change when they come through the doors and no change when they walk out the doors.

Why?

Because leaders do not change.

The Lord Jesus died for our sins to free us from sin. While we are not perfect, and we never will be, we are expected to repent, ask God to forgive us our sins, and never sin again by walking in obedience to the Scriptures. 

SO, this is not gossip.

Let’s define gossip.

Gossip is a “casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true:” 

Since Tyler Perry announced that he fornicated and a child is produced out of wedlock, this is not gossip. The woman he fornicated with is not off the hook. She is guilty of sin just as Tyler Perry is guilty.

Since he has a following, many people will sadly follow suit and do the same. The spirit of fornication and adultery is heavy in the house of worship. Some pastors are not taking a stand by calling this a sin, but they are also celebrating the birth of a child. There is nothing against the child. I was born out of wedlock. The child is here and there is nothing that we can do about it, except call it what it is.

A child that is not born with the parents being a husband and wife before conception.

The Bible calls it “FORNICATION and ILLEGITIMATE.”

Illegitimate meaning that the conception happened outside of wedlock. The child is a legitimate child, no doubt.

He didn’t announce the fornication, just that he impregnated a woman that he is not married to.

The celebration begins.

This is true facts, not rumors.

Therefore, this is exposure.

Scriptures come to mind when you deal with fornicators.

Ephesians 5:11-13 “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”

Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”

Now there is a way for Tyler Perry and all other fornicators to get out of this. The only way out of this is to repent. 

Repent means to change your mind or reconsider your ways.

Isaiah 55:6-7 says, “Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.”

So, let’s command them to repent and pray that they ask God to forgive them.

Forgiveness is only offered after a person repents of sin. The pattern is clear as to how God forgives sin.

Luke 17:1-4 is that pattern.

 

When Church Women Chase Church Male Tail

How soon we forget that a woman, Teleka Patrick recently allegedly stalked Marvin Sapp and was found dead. Marvin Sapp was cleared of any wrong doing and all he desires is some peace. After his wife went home to be with the Lord because of colon cancer, he deserves some peace.

Especially from immoral women. This is not to say that all the women that stalked his house, and has stalked his house are immoral, but these days, you never know.

Sadly, women are infatuated with preachers, pastors, and male psalmists. This infatuation will never cease because of the attraction to fame, power, money, and notoriety. To be seen as Mrs……whatever, is irresistible. All these trappings is glitter before people but it is litter before God.

The book of Proverbs is generally a wisdom book for men. Solomon wrote this book because men need wisdom when dealing with certain kinds of women.

Solomon had 1000 or more women because he loved women.

The Lord said that if he doesn’t stay true to God and avoid them, they would turn Solomon’s heart from The Lord.

After learning about women the hard way, this wisdom is shared so you could avoid them.

Ladies, we are not hating on you.

Just like men need to be scrutinized and avoided, so do certain kinds of women. There was a very powerful Book of Proverbs post about the types of women men are to avoid and I thought that I would ad-lib about it.

Along with another interesting post from the Official Marvin Sapp page that was placed on my FB timeline by a FB friend.

Again ladies, do not be offended……………..unless you are listed as one or all of these Scriptures.

1. The Immoral Woman (Proverbs 5:3-6)

3 “For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey,
And her mouth is smoother than oil;
4 But in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
Sharp as a two-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death,
Her steps lay hold of hell.
6 Lest you ponder her path of life —
Her ways are unstable;
You do not know them.”

Wormwood is considered poisonous and accursed.

Sadly, brothers do not see it coming. That’s why Solomon said “You do not know them.”

 

2. The Seductress (Proverbs 5:20).

 

20 “For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman,
And be embraced in the arms of a seductress?”

 

3. The Harlot (Proverbs 23:27-28).

 

27 For a harlot is a deep pit,
And a seductress is a narrow well.
28 She also lies in wait as for a victim,
And increases the unfaithful among men.”

 

4. The Adulteress (Proverbs 6:26).

 

26 “For by means of a harlot
A man is reduced to a crust of bread;
And an adulteress will prey upon his precious life.”

All a harlot wants is your money, but an adulteress wants your life. In other words, they want you to divorce your wife so the adulteress could have you. Sometimes, this is also called “fatal attraction.” This is when a man’s penis becomes his brain. He can’t think straight because he think he is having the best sex of his life. The woman becomes so possessive that she gives him everything he ever wanted sexually.

She is in control and has overpowered the man. There are possessive women that operate just like this just to exercise dominance over a man because the stupid ones don’t see it coming. His sexual infatuation has turned into complete surrender to feminine dominance.

Notice what Proverbs 6:32-33 says.

32 “Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; He who does so destroys his own soul.
33 Wounds and dishonor he will get, And his reproach (disgrace) will not be wiped away.”

 

5. The Evil Woman (Proverbs 6:24).

 

24 “To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattering tongue of a seductress.” 

The word “evil” means “bad or wicked.”

 

6. The Loud And Rebellious Woman (Proverbs 7:10-11).

 

10 “And there a woman met him, With the attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart.
11 She was loud and rebellious, Her feet would not stay at home.”

A loud woman is one that always makes an entrance with rage and when you try to correct her, she is stubborn. This is also called being “headstrong.”

There is a difference between a woman that is strong in her heart about the things of God and headstrong which is also indicative of being un-submissive. Submissive is not yielding to a male to be dominated beyond reason and common sense. Submissive requires a husband to love her as Christ loves the church. He protects and provides for the house. In that environment, she should have no problem submitting.

Another word for loud is clamorous. Notice Proverbs 9:13-18.

13 “A foolish woman is clamorous;
She is simple, and knows nothing.
14 For she sits at the door of her house,
On a seat by the highest places of the city,
15 To call to those who pass by,
Who go straight on their way:
16 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”;
And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him,
17 “ Stolen water is sweet,
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18 But he does not know that the dead are there,
That her guests are in the depths of hell.”

7. The Contentious Woman (Proverbs 25:24).

24 “It is better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.”

Some women cannot do without drama in the house. They contend regularly with everything. A man could be doing the right thing and she goes off like a Roman candle.

Here is the remedy to avoid all of the above….

Ecclesiastes 7:26

“And I find more bitter than death
The woman whose heart is snares and nets,
Whose hands are fetters.
He who pleases God shall escape from her,
But the sinner shall be trapped by her.”

This works only before you get married.

Just like women have to do their homework on the right man, men must equally do “due diligence.”

Below is a serious problem with Marvin Sapp. Ever since his wife went home to be with the Lord, because he is well known and available, sadly, women are throwing themselves at him.

It is a good indication that these women are listed above. It shows desperation and a serious laps of judgment.

This is alarming.

Marvin Sapp is to be commended for his discipline. He has enough on his plate to answer for. He doesn’t need to get hooked up with the wrong woman and all of a sudden, he has more issues.

Just like some men are high maintenance, the wrong woman is equally high maintenance.

So ladies. A word to the wise. If he doesn’t look your way, leave him alone. When you are this desperate, it reveals the kind of woman you are. Go back to the drawing board of the fruit of the Spirit. The character of Christ. Work on you walk before God.

A famous rich preacher man is not all you think it to be.

He’s got some issues just like every male has issues. You may have seen that the grass as green on that side, but you’ve never walked on that side of the grass.

This is from the Official FB Page of Marvin Sapp.

IMPORTANT!!!! WOMEN PLEASE STOP SHOWING UP AT MY HOME!!! I haven’t and won’t inbox you if I’m interested. I’m not communicating with you via social media or through subliminal messaging. I’m not inboxing you asking for any amounts of money for anything. And to the woman that showed up today at 7:30am I have the make, model and license plate of your automobile and have reported it to the authorities. ‪#‎ThisMustStop‬ ‪#‎UNWANTEDATTENTION‬

 

Sex, Professional Sports, And Domestic Violence

Another professional football player was suspended because he head butted his wife after his wife refused to have sex with him.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/jonathan-dwyer-head-butted-his-wife-after-she-refused-sex-police-report-says/

There used to be a time that I would watch NFL games, but in the past, since part of the culture of professional sports factor in the sex pots for display on the field and on the sidelines, I’ve decided to curtail watching professional sports.

The same with boxing.

In between rounds, here they come.

It’s substitute soft porn.

If you are wondering why football players and perhaps, other sports figures are attacking their wives, while there is always two sides to every story, to assault a woman is wrong. For women, the other side could also be said of verbally assaulting a husband or boyfriend.

Yes, some, not all women, do say some things that will trigger an assault. But even if she did say something to set a man off, a man is physically capable of killing her and NO MAN HAS A RIGHT TO PUT THEIR HANDS ON A WOMAN!!!!

These days, a woman is capable of killing a man with her words and with her hands.

Fellas, when anger is about to get the best of you, take it out on a tree, mirror, car, or a wall. Sisters, as much as you would like to cut the brother up with your words, choose them carefully or better yet, say nothing.

Regardless of the situation, a man must control himself and never cross the line into domestic violence.

Damaging words from a woman can hurt a man worse than a bullet or a blade.

Again, it may not be the reason behind the recent incidents of professional sports domestic violence, but it is worth looking into.

There is an unmistakable connection with sexuality and sports.

Just like in church between single and married women in church where there is a single or married pastor.

Sadly, in any venue, it’s all a sport until HOLINESS is the only rule in church.

Desperate Housewives and EX Preachers Wives is a classic example of loose living. These things spilled over into the church a long time before they are paraded on the TV. The drama in the house of worship is nothing new or surprising. But woman involved in domestic violence as a victim is a silent number in the house of God. There is no question in my mind that women that experienced some form of domestic violence sit in church as silent victims.

Until they come forward, we will never know who needs help, deliverance, and freedom.

Without this aspect, while there is no statistics, male viewership probably would decline if the sexual aspect of sports were removed. I believe it feeds into the connections to hard core porn on other PPV (pay per view) channels, strip clubs, brothels, and other exotic arenas. In some instances, some local churches is all of the above.

The use of a female body on the sidelines as sexual objects in boxing rings and other venues is unmistakably and undeniably connected.

At major sports venues, the prostitution and high end escorts are there to take advantage of those that are undisciplined.

As far as the professional players are concerned, while most sports clubs have a policy to keep players away from the cheerleaders, it is known that connections for fornication and adultery do happen.

We are not saying that in the cases of domestic abuse with NFL players were a result of their husbands crossing the sin line but it would not surprise me in the least.

The world of professional sports has its own dark world and anything to disrupt it wouldn’t destroy it. It would expose it but darkness has a way of keeping things in the dark even after it is exposed.

For more on this unfortunate episode among professional sports figures, please click here.

Male On Male Rape In The American Military

According to Black Christian News Network, male on male rape in the military is out of control.

If you are looking for a good reason why the repeal of DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) didn’t make sense, this report is the reason.

While president Obama and vice president Biden are making their rounds to deal with sexual assault on college campuses, the commander in chief is AWOL (absent without leave) on male on male rape in the US military.

Sexual immorality is one of the things people will be cast into the lake of fire for (see Revelation 21:8).

When the United States military loses morality, good order and discipline goes out the window. Command and control of troops is essential to the conduct of military operations. If commanders cannot control their subordinates, military operations are compromised and the enemy will exploit this.

The commander in chief issued the necessary orders regarding the sin of homosexuality. One by one, senior military commanders were relieved when they didn’t toe the line of LGBT. As a result, we are seeing a pandemic of rapes among men in the military.

It will not stop unless we get a real commander in chief that thoroughly understands that sexual immorality in the military is intolerable.

That’s why the midterm elections and the 2016 presidential election is very important.

Sadly, because of a blinders wearing bunch of professed believers, voting in candidates that support the sins of abortion and homosexuality will continue.

The church is full of blind leading the blind kind of leadership.

False pastors are leading the way to destruction and when it’s all said and done, they will open their eyes in hell. Not because they voted in the supporters of abortion and homosexuality, but because they might have never been saved to begin with. Or these rogue pastors turned on God according to Ezekiel chapters 18, 33 and 34.

If you knew the Lord, you know what the Lord said about sin.

 

Sin is intolerable in heaven.

When you know what the Lord said about sin and insist on continuing in sin, can grace abound?

Read Romans 6:1-2.

James 4:4 while you are at it too.

You can’t be a friend of God and live in sin, much less support sin (see 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

Should this nation vote into office any supporters of 2% of the American population, the US military will be at its most vulnerable point since the American Revolution and Civil War combined.

That’s right.

LGBT only make up 2% of the American population.

As I have said before, we need to stop paying attention to the small gray haired guy behind the curtain.

Just because practicing homosexuals and all sexually immoral people have a loud voice, it doesn’t mean that they are to be feared. Neither do they have the numbers to shift public opinion. Yet, they were successful in shifting public opinion because not only did the church harbor the sin of homosexuality and other Secret Sexual Sins, they were able to use strong armed tactics through the legislative process to put teeth in a gum-less lion.

A lion that is declawed and toothless is not a threat.

Also, these are the last days.

The military of the United States must decline. The financial power of the United States is already in decline with 13+ trillion dollars in debt. Our world ranking has declined. But our national and world-wide dominance of immorality exponentially increased.

God never honors a nation that turn its back on God.

“Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people” says Proverbs 14:34.

You can read about this report from Black Christian News Network here.

The Power To Do Without Solo Sex

There are many males and females in the Body of Christ that cannot do without solo sex called masturbation.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 6:12 “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”

The reasons range from, “There is nothing in the Bible that says that I can’t masturbate,” “I’m on a long distance trip away from my wife, I got to “get off” before I go crazy.”  to “My spouse is sick and I need to let off a little sexual tension.” “To keep myself from fornicating, committing adultery, or get a girl pregnant, or get an STD, I masturbate.”

While it is true that there is no specific verse of Scripture that says that we can’t masturbate, equally, there is no Scripture that says that you are permitted to engage.

A lot of people have accused proponents of no masturbation that we engage in extra Biblical standards. I call it “elasticity of the Scriptures.”

Meaning that we’ve stretched or added to the Bible to prohibit the practice of masturbation.

I’ve been accused of this as well as other men and women of God that broke free from masturbation.

The grace of God operates in us as we obey the Word of God to abstain from every appearance of evil.

Just as people will read what I’ve just said, they will say, where in the Bible does it say that masturbation is evil?

No where in the Bible does it say that masturbation is evil.

But we know that selfishness is evil. And masturbation is not about selflessness but it’s about selfishness.

If you cannot control yourself, then you are selfish. Right?

This question requires a Yes or NO.

Is masturbation about selflessness or selfishness?

Yes or No?

Then why did I say that it is evil?

Aren’t you “stretching” the Scriptures?

Genesis 2:24 says these words….“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

When it comes to solo sex, you are having sex with yourself. God created Eve for Adam. There is no where in the Bible where we see that Adam masturbated. If that were true, that Adam masturbated, then Eve, or the body of a woman wouldn’t be necessary.

Also, look at what the Lord said in Genesis 2:18.

“And the Lord God said, “ It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”

Solo sex is a sex act alone. You are fantasizing sex alone or by yourself. So because God said it is not good that man should be alone, it doesn’t take calculus to figure it out.

Masturbation would be necessary if God never intended to make Eve for Adam.

Since God made Eve for Adam, masturbation is not necessary.

Let me point something out.

Many masturbators will argue that there is nothing wrong with occasional masturbation, or experimental masturbation. Usually proponents of masturbation will defend rigorously the solo sex act.

Masturbators will create reasons to defend masturbation but the ultimate undeniable reason is……

Lust in the heart.

In reading several books on this subject, there are many men that use porn to increase the arousal to perform solo sex. As one man of God put it, “You do not need porn to masturbate, I got porn all in my head.” All you need are fantasy or thoughts, and urges and impulses to get you going. In one book called “Every Young Man’s Battle,” a young man said “I find it very difficult to masturbate without thinking lustfully.”

Then again, you may not have to have a beautiful woman in your mind to masturbate.

You could lust after you.

You could have an infatuation of your own genitals and the way you bring yourself to orgasm and or ejaculation.

Pastor Roger Jamison, pastor of Sword Of The Spirit Tabernacle in Brooklyn, NY shared that masturbation is the stepping stone or “door to the beginning stages of homosexuality.”

As a man, you are doing you.

I know that MSM is a man having sex with another man but what is masturbation?

You having sex with you.

Therefore, masturbation is a selfish, obsessive fetish of your genitals.

Paul said in 2 Timothy 3:1, “…For men will be lovers of themselves.”

The word “themselves” means “fond of self.”

The Amplified says “self centered.”

That’s exactly what masturbation is.

Self centered.

Besides, it’s all about you “getting off.”

So if the Lord made a woman that you are to marry to have sex with, is there any justification for masturbation?

Listen to what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 7:9 (AMP).

“But if they have not self-control (restraint of their passions), they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be aflame [with passion and tortured continually with ungratified desire.]”

If masturbation were permitted, why didn’t Paul say, “But if they have not self control, they should masturbate. For it is better to masturbate than to be aflame…”

So the remedy of masturbation is to get married.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 7:2 “Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.”

Sex is designed by God to be shared, not for selfish solo sex.

There will be disagreement, and that is unavoidable, but the disagreers have yet to provide one Scripture to justify their position to justify masturbation.

I, and many others have given Scripture to remedy the need for masturbation. Yet, we have yet to see proponents of masturbation to present Scriptural justification to masturbate.

For instance, we expect to see from the proponents of masturbation the following…..Masturbation is justified because the Bible said……

But we know that we won’t see that.

Instead, we get…..“The Bible said nothing about not masturbating.”

Just because the Bible is silent it isn’t permission.

If something like sex was designed by God, then it will follow the Manufacturer’s Manual for use.

Jesus mentioned two things. Eye and hand.

Matthew 5:29-30 “If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.”

How many brothers and sisters in Christ will testify that they use their hands (female use of sex toys) to masturbate and they use their eyes to search for a sexual object to meditate on sexually?

Here, the Scriptures gives us the blueprint for sexual activity within the confines of the “one flesh” principle according to Genesis 2:24 and 1 Corinthians 7:9.

You can’t be one flesh by yourself. You need an opposite partner to become one flesh. Otherwise, you are in violation of what God originally intended in sex.

Again, if masturbation were justified by God, there would be no need for Eve.

Pretend sex would negate the necessity of a woman.

Therefore, when it comes to masturbation, “you are brought under its power.”

When you are brought under its power, it means that it has control over you. The way that the flesh is designed, according to Dr. William Struthers in his book “Wired For Intimacy,” a man is “wired” for sex. He also said that “porn hijacks the brain.”

When you are brought under its power, at any moment, you can think about sex and the body of a man is engaged until sexual release takes place. A man that is under control will never give themselves over to his or her sexual urges and impulses. One of the fruit of the Spirit is “temperance” or “Self control.”

If you cannot stop, you are not under control.

In fact, even when you occasionally masturbate, you are not under control. Your lusts or animal impulses is managing the urges and impulses.

Complete control demands that you do not give yourself over to your urges and impulses.

The discussion of masturbation is still a taboo subject among men. One person in my secular employment said out of his mouth, “man does it all the time, it’s no secret.”

And he is right, Yet, to discuss it in the open is still a secret.

Why?

It is embarrassing. The conscience is still offended. Why is the conscience offended? It is a clear indication that you are doing something that the body is not designed to do as far as a solo act is concerned. Nonetheless, a man will engage in masturbation because he can’t control his urges and impulses the way Jesus did when He walked the earth. That’s why He gave us woman. We select a female to marry and we could have all the sex we want.

However, we have come to see that even while married, a married man is out of control. Having sex with his wife, still seems like it isn’t enough.

Why?

Proverbs 27:20 gives us the answer.

“Hell and destruction are never full, so the eyes of a man are never satisfied.”

The sexual process always begins with what’s in the heart of a man. Then he goes into search mode with his eyes. His body then makes provision to fulfill that lust in the heart, and sin, when it is finished, brings for death (see James 1:14-15). If you ever wonder why you have that “condemned” feeling after you’ve masturbated, it’s because you sinned against your body.

Look at what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 6:18. “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.”

I trust that after reading this that you would seriously consider that God is looking to help you overcome solo sex.

If you are single or married, and you are struggling to stop masturbating, there is some help on this blog page. Sexual Addiction Recovery.

Usually when you are participating in the practice of Secret Sexual Sins and you fight to preserve something that you know is wrong, it is a clear indication that you are convicted. Otherwise, you wouldn’t argue to fight for it.

If you feel condemned and you want to argue about continuing to masturbate, I understand your position. Having been involved in masturbation for 33 years with relapse after breaking free and for 10 years of these 33 years involved with pornography, I too, argued until I came clean and asked the Lord to help me overcome masturbation.

There is help. You just got to be bold enough to break free and break loose from the arguments to continue to masturbate.

Remembering 9/11, Unquestioned Judgment Upon This Nation

UnknownIt was a calm Tuesday morning. In NYC, the polls were open. Voting was in full swing. My wife took my daughter to school on the upper east side of Harlem. I just got back from running and voting. I went to bed and then I decided to turn on the TV. On the screen was the North Tower with a gapping hole at an angle.

Smoke was ascending and blowing to the south, south west.

I went to the roof and wondered what was really going on.

First, the air traffic pattern for that area flies right over the apartment building we were in. Since my dad was the landlord at the time, I had access to the roof. I quickly went to the roof for a better sight. I said to myself this must be a serious error of judgment from the pilot. Several planes flew over the house from the south, on final approach to LaGuardia.

I went back to my apartment to get my camera because this was a significant event. After retrieving my camera to take photos, I thought that perhaps, the pilot had equipment trouble but with clear skies, VFR (Visual Flying Rules) were in effect. However, on approach, there is a certain pattern that requires a few turns to get “in line” for your final, but never from the north unless you are flying at a certain altitude.

Such an alternate pattern would take you back towards Coney Island north to south, circle around to the east, and then north again, and then the final to LaGuardia.

I was never an Air Traffic Controller in the Navy, but as an Operations Specialist, vectoring military helicopters was part of my MOS.

Then out of the corner of my eye, I observed a dark plane flying from the south, flying at a very high rate of speed, sloping into the south tower.

Sound travels at eleven hundred feet per second and I was roughly three miles or more from lower Manhattan. In three or five seconds, I heard and felt the explosion as the plane slammed violently into the tower.

At that moment, I said to myself, “This is no accident. This is an attack.”

I went back down stairs and my wife just got home.

We watched in horror what was happening.

Then the south tower collapsed. Then a while later, the north tower collapsed.

Smoke ascended.

I said to my wife, let’s get our daughter.

The smell was incredibly toxic. For weeks, this smell of death permeated the area. It was a solemn reminder that death could happen at any moment.

We drove to the Triboro Bridge (renamed Robert F. Kennedy), parked the car on the Queens side. I asked my wife to stay with the car as I walked over the bridge to Harlem. Sheryl was not there because she had left with a friend over the Triboro Bridge on the opposite side. I came back to the car and Sheryl was with my wife.

At that moment, it was God that made that happen because I didn’t want her to take the train. Underground is too complicated when a city is under attack. It’s the last place you want to go unless you have no other options.

Reunited with my family, I felt obligated to go back into military service but I would have to get waivers for my age. My wife and daughter cried because the way I saw it, the only way to get back at who did this was to go over there and kill them.

The attacks were too close to home.

Years later, it would have been the wrong decision to go.

Almost 3000 people were wiped off the face of the earth. You want revenge and you want to do it in a way where there is no mistake about it. Having served in the greatest Navy the world has ever seen, I know that we would be able to deliver the goods.

I found out later that like the children of Israel, when you sin as a nation, the boarders are wide open for judgment.

That’s right. JUDGMENT!!!!

The symbols of power of this nation were attacked.

Financial and military.

Note Psalm 33:10-16 “The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
The Lord looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men.
From the place of His dwelling He looks
On all the inhabitants of the earth;
He fashions their hearts individually;
He considers all their works.
No king is saved by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.”

When a nation and the people of God in this nation deliberately defies God and turn its back on Him, we have no protection. Under all the intelligence operations apparatuses, under the radar of our military might, under the watchful eyes of our satellites, we were reduced, mocked, and made a laughing stock.

People from the mountain regions, that lived in the valleys visited America to do harm.

Much like the children of Israel. Invincibility is never a guarantee when God is not found among the people of God. We must also remember that America, or any other nation, for that matter, is not Israel, nor are Americans true believers unless they repent and make Jesus Lord, and be born again.

To humiliate this nation, God sends a weak group of people to terrorize a mighty nation.

That’s right. God sent them.

Look at the many small and large nations that the Lord sent to judge Israel because they deliberately disobeyed Him.

This nation is not to be blamed alone.

The sleeping giant, called the church. Christians. Believers of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Yup!

Any believers that live in sin opens the doors of judgment.

Even today, the people in the church, the Body of Christ is Samson, tied between the posts with our eyes gouged out as the Philistines make sport of us.

Peter said these words, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

What about this nation?

Study the OT, and you will see that every nation that never repented were severely judged. Some nations never recovered and ceased to exist.

The United States has experienced the grace of God for 238 years. This graced is about to come to a close.

We must remember that these are the end times.

Sadly, many people want the good times to return. However, as Jesus said in Matthew 24, “Because of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold.”

We are seeing this unfold before our very eyes.

The major sins of this nation is covetousness or greed, the sin of homosexuality, and abortion.

As long as we kill innocent children and insist on the sin of homosexuality, adultery, fornication, bisexuality, bestiality or zoophilia, porn, masturbation and all other sins, this nation must come to a close.

Repentance spares people from what is to come.

Hell for all eternity.

Many people do not believe that this is going to come to an end. That life will go on.

Do not fool yourself.

Hebrews 9:27 says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, after this the judgment.”

If death is true, judgment is true.

Those that died that day on 9/11 was judgment on this nation for its pride and arrogance.

Many will say that I am very cold for saying this.

Luke 13 is your answer.

Was Jesus cold in saying that “Unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish?”

The very Jesus that sinners want believers of Jesus to become.

This Jesus, who is God is warning every one of us to repent or we will perish in the same manner. Out of all those that died on that fateful day, we pray that some of them were true believers and made it into heaven. In Matthew’s account of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Lord said, “Many are on the road leading to destruction.”

On the streets as I am preaching, many pass by me and never pay attention to the warning to be saved, to repent and be born again.

Noah, not the movie, a preacher of righteousness, according to Peter’s general epistle, preached to the people about the coming judgment. No one listened and they all perished. Sodom and Gomorrah. Same thing. No one repented. God rescued Lot, his wife, and two daughters. Lot’s wife looked back and became a pillar of salt.

Such is the case today.

Many of God’s people have already looked back and became a pillar of salt.

As we preach, many ignore the call to repent.

A sure sign of one thing.

Judgment. 

At every Yankee game during the seventh inning stretch, they would play and sing “God Bless America.”

With beer in their hands, they would sing.

With sin in our lives, we would sing.

With unrepentant hearts, we would sing.

God Bless America, when we kill babies.

God Bless America as the Congress sung on the Capital steps on the night of 9/11. The same ones that legislate immorality.

God Bless America when we perform SSM.

God Bless America without God in our schools.

God Bless America with attacks on preachers regarding free speech.

God Bless America when preachers watch porn and masturbates.

God Bless America when church vixens dress provocatively to trip up a pastor.

God Bless America when a pastor infects women with HIV/AIDS, or sexually takes advantage of emotionally unstable women in church.

God Bless America when Jezebel and Delilah walk through the doors.

God Bless America when homosexuals play and sing gospel.

God Bless America when pastors take over churches on the rogue.

God Bless America when child Sunday School workers are child molesters.

God Bless America when Preachers of LA, Preacher’s Daughters, Ex Wives of Preachers, Sunday Best uncover what is really going on in the house of worship.

God Bless America when churches are having orgies as they are worshipping sex.

God Bless America when we are covetous in goods, rich in wealth and not rich towards God.

God Bless America when good is evil and evil is good.

God Bless America when LGBTQ churches open up all across the land.

The hypocrisy in the church is reflected in the fabric of America.

There is still a remnant that refuse to live in sin. There is a remnant that is serious about living right before God in holiness. There is a remnant that is preaching the gospel and living what they are preaching. There is a remnant that is praying and seeking the face of God. There is a remnant that tells the devil forever no, and told God forever yes.

 

 

Holinessphobia: Yup, You’ve Read It Right!

Since we are called “homophobes,” I felt compelled to make up a word for LGBT.

Some will say that this is name calling and it is biased, bigoted, discriminant, and shameful.

Well, consider the fact that adulterers, fornicators, bisexuals, porno watchers, and hard core masturbators, or carnal Christians are holinessphobes too.

Sinners that claim to be in a Christ possess an irrational fear of righteousness.

My intent is to stir you to get you to really see the reality of who you are.

If you are offended, just know that the truth in the gospel deliberately offends people.

For what reason?

In hopes that you would see the wickedness of your ways and turn to the Lord in repentance.

Some will say that they would never preach this.

God is not asking you to.

God is commanding His preachers to stand boldly and proclaim the gospel. Everyone has been led to do things differently so let us not be found countermanding a method by God when it leads to provoking sinners to depart from sin and live in the fear of the Lord.

When the believers were called “Christians,” the intent was to apply a title of bias on those that followed Jesus. So true was the walk of the believers of the early church that “Christian” became a derogatory term that indicated that Jesus in the believer, was truly among those that decided to call it quits with sin.

That’s why you can’t call yourself a child of God and commit sin like the devil.

You can’t be both. You are either a child of God or a child of satan. You are known by your fruit (see Matthew 7:15-20).

The term Christians or Christian is recorded in three places.

Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, and 1 Peter 4:16.

Christianity was a threat to the Roman government and especially to Israel.

Sin is a business but worse than a business, it is bondage to the prince of darkness. To break free of sin ruins the original plan of the god of this world. To take as many people to the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.

For so long, we have been accused of hating homosexuals which is the furthest thing from the truth.

But one thing is clear.

The Lord hates sin and in the Scriptures, God hates the wicked.

Psalm 11:5-7 says “The Lord tests the righteous,
But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates.
Upon the wicked He will rain coals;
Fire and brimstone and a burning wind
Shall be the portion of their cup.
For the Lord is righteous,
He loves righteousness;
His countenance beholds the upright.”

Psalm 34:21 says, “Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.”

To remove yourselves from the hatred of God, you are commanded to repent.

Here is the new coined word.

‪#‎Holinessphobia‬: encompasses a deliberate, vehement intolerance for God, His Holy Word, and believers. An irrational fear of righteousness.”

While there is no real etymological basis for homophobia, it is the same for holinessphobia.

Does it cancel itself?

Certainly not!

Anyone that is in fear of the holiness of God has something more to be afraid of.

Paul said in Romans 1:18, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,”

Wrath is reserved for all who hate God and His Word. And then the Psalms reveal that “…those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.”

While God hates the wicked, He loves the sinner.

God is capable of both because He is God.

We move forward to the NT, and we see John 3:16.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

No doubt, you believe it is a direct contradiction.

But it isn’t.

First, God is true to Himself, not to you.

Second, He has every right to hate those that hate Him (see John 15:18-25).

Third, God demonstrated His love towards you, in that He demonstrated His love for you by sending His Son to die for our sins.

Fourth, God has every right to send us all to hell because He created us with a free will. Adam deliberately defied the will of God and according to Galatians 3:22, God concluded all under sin according to the Scriptures.

The reason why God didn’t just judge Adam and Eve is because if He would have created another Adam and Eve (male and female), God would be back at square one. God is going through this one time, man is going through this one time, and the devil is going to go through this one time, never to be a terror ever again (see Ezekiel 28:19).

Man sinned, not God.

We are the ones that need to conform to His Son’s image. To repent. To ask God for His forgiveness. To be born again. To obey the commands written in the Word of God, willingly.

This is the bottom line.

So we need to fall on God’s mercy and receive the provision of salvation before it’s too late.

So, to avoid being a holinessphobe, just repent and ask the Lord to forgive you of all sin. There is nothing to be afraid about the holiness of God. The first rule of heaven is that God is holy. He is righteous. He is true.

Heaven is holy. Clean. Pure. Sinless.

In heaven, there is none of the woes of life. The pleasures of this world can’t compare to the pleasure of the Lord where there is peace, tranquility, and no death. No violence, no pain, no suffering. No STD’s and HIV/AIDS. No more seeking a cure to survive for a moment in time just to die.

In this life, we all must die, but in Christ, we can live again. Provided we accept the terms of the provision of salvation.

Death is the end of the line. The ride comes to a stop and everyone must depart.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23.

Jesus said these words in John 5:24-30, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.

For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth

—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.”

In hell, there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

There is heat, darkness, and fear.

The fear of never getting out.

All who pass through into hell MUST abandon all hope.

Once you pass away, there is no coming back.

Sad price to pay for being a holinessphobe.

A Very Defensive Remark From Victoria Osteen

It is clear that she is in damage control because her first statement went viral on YouTube, FB, Twitter, and the blogs.

Here is her “defensive” remarks.

“While I admit that I could have been more articulate in my remarks, I stand by my point that when we worship God and are obedient to Him we will be better for it,” she stated. “I did not mean to imply that we don’t worship God; that’s ridiculous, and only the critics and cynics are interpreting my remarks that way.”

Here is what she said before her defensive remarks.

“So, I want you to know this morning: Just do good for your own self. Do good because God wants you to be happy,” Osteen continues. “When you come to church, when you worship Him, you’re not doing it for God really. You’re doing it for yourself, because that’s what makes God happy. Amen?”

Now, let me ask you.

What is there to “interpret?”

One of the things that we have to be very clear about is that we never say things unless we mean them. Anyone that is articulate will sometimes catch what they said or at the very least, correct what was said before it gets out of hand. It is clear that she is standing by her point.

Which means that instead of humbling herself, pride is before her.

All she had to say was, “In light of the Scriptures, my remarks were entirely inaccurate. In the future, I will ensure that I anchor my remarks with concurring Scriptures. Please keep me in your prayers as we seek to worship God and not ourselves. God is concerned about our holiness far above our happiness. Our goal is to fully please God and not ourselves.”

One of the things that we must never do is allow ourselves to get so puffed up that when we say something that is inconsistent with the Scriptures, we fail to correct it.

Was it an honest or deliberate mistake?

After watching what the Osteens have been saying lately, and I could be wrong, it is deliberate.

Why?

Since the passing of John Osteen in 1999, there has been a deliberate change of direction. Every pastor that assumes the pulpit want to establish themselves as the new leader. To be like your predecessor is not healthy. However, when it comes to the Word of God, it is always best to be consistent with the Word of God.

Lakewood Church was a place where you knew that you were going to get the Word of God.

The late John Osteen always, as a former Baptist preacher, told the congregation to open their Bibles. He would always anchor his text with Scripture. On the TV screen, there would be Scriptures so that the people (hospital bound or in prison) could follow.

Correct me if I am wrong, but we have yet to see Joel Osteen anchor one text with Scripture.

The only time Joel touches his Bible is when they make that confession originated by John Osteen.

And then he puts the Bible away.

Yes, throughout Joel’s motivational speeches, he cites stories in the Bible but notice that the people in the front seat would have their Bibles opened but there is no searching of the Scriptures. They take notes while not turning to any Scriptures.

To me this is a clear violation of Acts 17:11.

Everybody is “happy.”

Same thing with Jakes and a few others. Although from time to time, Jakes opens the Bible. Here, I could be wrong too.

Folks, when we are in denial, we will continue to deny the truth and go about our business as if no wrong was committed.

It’s almost like a “What’s the big deal? Lakewood members know what I meant by what I said.”

Yes, they were conditioned to accept it over the years because the Osteens apparently trained them for the last 15 years.

This means that to search the Scriptures to correct error will not happen.

Also, Joel Osteen would have “seasoned” preachers come and give the Word but they come and preach safe messages so that they would be invited back. You can’t resist a large crowd and a generous honorarium.

It is my prayer that people would wake up and see what is happening.

When there is a usurping of the Scriptures with our own thinking, we’ve replaced God and His Word for ours. And they can do no wrong. Sadly, Lakewood members will defend the Osteens to the death.

The danger is clear.

As long as God’s Word is absent, sin is present.

You may say “What sin?”

Exodus 20:3-5 “You shall have no other gods before Me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image —any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God,”

We begin to worship ourselves.

We become God.

That’s why we must never, as Pastor Darren Butler of International Good News Fellowship in Freeport, NY once said, “Never worship the manuscript.”

When you like the way you sound, you have spoken an oracle that came from another source. And as Paul said, “Spreads like a cancer.”

It is just a matter of time before you will say something and it will not be the Bible. Then when people say the Scriptures that refute what was said, we become their enemy. We are the cynics and critics.

But we didn’t say what Victoria Osteen said.

We only quoted what Victoria Osteen said, commented on it, gave refuting Scriptures, and moved on.

Paul said this, “Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the truth?”

That’s why all throughout the Bible, you will see people in the Bible citing other places in Scripture that validates their points.

Victoria Osteen has yet to provide supporting Biblical Scripture or solid Biblical foundation for what she said. And she won’t be able to because there is no Scripture to validate what she said. There is no excuse any more because the real time application of the Internet will be quick to point out the error.

Either you are Scripturally accurate or you are not.

Truth is an enemy to lies, false statements, sin, deception, misrepresentations, and mistakes.

At this point, it would be best for Victoria Osteen to hold her peace, repent, and get some help in understanding the Bible. With cameras and YouTube these days, we must all be careful with what we say because it will be addressed.

She doesn’t have the luxury of being defensive and her statements are defending an indefensible position.

The link for this defensive remark came from……

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=24785

Here is a concurring statement from Christian News, please click the link for more info.

http://christiannews.net/2014/09/06/i-stand-by-my-point-joel-osteens-wife-unrepentant-over-remarks-of-worshiping-god-for-self/

 

Victoria Osteen: “Do It For Yourself”

I am off subject about sexual immorality in the church, however, the buzz this past week has been the statements that Victoria Osteen, wife of famed motivational speaker, Joel Osteen, made.

The direct quote from YouTube is below.

Then you have another person on a different YouTube video attempt to defend an indefensible position.

My response is not a personal attack on Mrs. Osteen. My response is a simple rebuttal of her statements from the Scriptures.

For it is in the correctly taught Scriptures that we find safety and security.

John 4:23-24 says, “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Revelation 4:11 says, “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”

Colossians 1:15-18 says “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.

All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.”

Romans 14:7:9 says “For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.

For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.”

With these Scriptures, we were created for Him to please Him and not to please ourselves.

Hebrews 11:6 says, “For without faith it is impossible to please Him for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarded of those that diligently seek Him”

When you see the videos, you’re probably going to say, “What’s the big deal?”

The big deal is that for the last few years, statements have been made without harmonious Scripture, or they have been made out of context of Scripture that violate the basic or fundamental Biblical rule of interpreting the Scriptures.

2 Timothy 3:16 says “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 2:15 says “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

We can readily determine that what Mrs. Osteen said did not come from the Spirit of God because the Spirit of God will never contradict Scripture or say anything contrary to the Scriptures because the Holy Spirit and the Word agrees. Therefore, Mrs. Osteen wrongly divided the word of truth.

In fact, she never used Scripture at all. The words came from the soul; intellect and emotional compartments, absent of the Spirit of God and concurring Scriptures.

1 John 5:6-8 says “This is He who came by water and blood — Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.

For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.

Because Jesus is the Word” (John 1:1), and because Jesus is “The Truth…” (John 14:6), and because the Holy Spirit is the “Spirit of truth,” and  because the Word that the Father gave for Jesus to speak is the truth “Sanctify them through Your truth, Your Word is truth,” (John 17:17), there is no way possible that Mrs. Osteen’s word is acceptable, neither should it be received.

When the Bible is wrongly divided, we give ourselves a license to make the Bible say what we want it to say. Hence, we are no different than followers of the world that follow the satanic bible that says, “DO AS THOU WILT.”

Also, a person must resist the temptation to “Be wise in their own opinion.”

In other words, never allow your opinion or words to supersede the Bible. So much so that your opinion is exalted above the Word of God.

Sadly, people will be gullible according to Proverbs 14:15.

A lot of folks will think that we are gang raping her with the Bible.

Let’s be clear.

This is not about jumping on her to score points.

This is about the continuity of Biblical accuracy of the presentation of the Scriptures.

When we fail to be accurate with the Scriptures, we are brought back to Genesis 3:1-4.

In Isaiah 28:9-10, revelation of the Scriptures is given by the Lord, “line upon line, precept upon precept….here and little, there a little.”

Why?

So that truth is correctly given.

Also, we must never defend error. Especially when the light of Scriptures comes to correct error. Sadly, people will defend an indefensible position and hold on to that position to their own peril. One of the most important reasons why people defend error is because they are emotionally attached to error that they will not receive correction to let it go.

Some would rather die before giving up their error.

Why?

It’s all about pride.

Humility and humbleness of mind prevents humiliation.

“Pride comes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Pride is what got the devil kicked out of heaven and pride will kick us out too. When you are standing before thousands of people, you feel confident, powerful, and it’s an intoxication of power. When you believe that you are full of yourself, nothing that you say is wrong. There is a sense of invincibility and power that is demonic. Even though the video abruptly ended, I wondered if Joel Osteen corrected what Victoria said? This I highly doubt because I believe that it was a deliberate co-conspired event. Planned and executed with the agreement (applause) of the people.

Hence, Matthew 15:6-9.

“Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying:
‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth,
And honor Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

Paul told Timothy these words in 2 Timothy 4:2.
“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

But for the last few years, we’ve been seeing 2 Timothy 4:3-4.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

This is that time that Paul, by the Holy Spirit warned us about.

There is a deliberate departure from the truth embedded in God’s Word.

Why?

This is an overt plan to increase sin in the lives of believers which is part of the apostasy in the Body of Christ.

The more we depart from the Word, the more we justify sin in our lives. We make up the rules and live the way we want to live. Hence…

“…you are doing it for yourself, because that’s what makes God happy.”

The falling away of the believers is underway with a good head of steam. Anyone that is not willing to go with the crowd of error will be mocked and ridiculed as you will see in the video below Victoria Osteen’s.

If we fail to walk by the accuracy of the Scriptures, we are walking in great deception according to Proverbs 14:15.

http://youtu.be/NauXtlDLE7A

http://youtu.be/odd1ADK7e3k#aid=P-LnW9onsx0