Ephesians 5:11-13 (NKJV Strong’s) “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.”
There’s many professed believers that will think nothing about a preacher attending a concert of this magnitude.
I waited a while before posting and blogging on this because I wanted make sure that this is an authentic report from confirmed sources regarding the event Joel and Victoria Osteen attended.
Joel and Victoria Osteen attended this immoral concert where Lady Gaga, self described bisexual, performed. But she wasn’t the only one on stage. There were others that would use massive expletives to express themselves.
When a well known person that profess to know God and claims to believe, and preach from the Bible are found among the wicked, it’s cause for alarm.
UNLESS there’s the remote chance that Joel and Victoria were backstage preaching or witnessing to sinners the true gospel of Jesus Christ to them.
But I don’t think so.
I hold on to hope that Joel and Victoria shared Christ, but when you have the interview Joel did with Larry King, preachers must hold to the standard at the expense of losing the stature of your personality.
Obviously, this concert was held during “Gay Pride Month.”
Remember. When the Lord called you to preach (not that Joel was called), you do not make the rules, or change the rules as you see fit.
Here’s why I don’t believe Joel did what real preachers would do.
Evangelist David Lynn was arrested in Toronto, Canada for street preaching to homosexuals.
Real preachers are persecuted, vilified, abused, and slain for the Lord.
If Joel were backstage preaching the true gospel or even witnessing, there’s a good chance he would have been attacked and thrown out.
There’s no question that God moves in places where we cannot see, however, if you study the book of Acts, and the ministry of Jesus, when and where sin is confronted, crowds or small groups of people showed up and committed violent acts to stop the propagating of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
There’s also times where Jesus and others ministered “One on one” with no incidents.
Now salt does no good unless it’s used.
Light is of no use if its light is turned off.
We’re called to be salt and light IN the world.
But does it require being in a place where sexual immorality is all in a show?
Do we have to be seated in the theater where scantily clad women and men are present, speaking perverse things?
The places of darkness require you to shut your light off.
There will be various sides of this debate, but we must be clear that the seed of the Word of God, unadulterated, must be planted, and fruit must be born if the Lord sent you into a place to be salt and light.
I once supported Fred Hammond doing a gospel album with Snoop Dog.
A very dumb mistake on my part.
To this day, nothing good came of it.
Now, I’m privy to something occurring behind the scenes to make Snoop Dog’s gospel album happen, but just because something set this occurrence in motion to fruition, it still doesn’t make it right and is of God.
It’s a habit of those that practice lawlessness to legitimize what they do by luring unsuspecting righteous people of God to endorse them.
Presence is endorsement.
When the world see you sitting there in a worldly lewd concert or participating in a “gospel album,” satan used it to keep people in bondage to sin.
But the people that claim to know the Lord ignore His holy omnipotence.
Isaiah 29:13-15 (NLT) “And so the Lord says,
“These people say they are mine.
They honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from Me.
And their worship of Me
is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.
Because of this, I will once again astound these hypocrites
with amazing wonders.
The wisdom of the wise will pass away,
and the intelligence of the intelligent will disappear.”
What sorrow awaits those who try to hide their plans from the Lord,
who do their evil deeds in the dark!
“The Lord can’t see us,” they say.
“He doesn’t know what’s going on!”
For too long, we’ve been deceiving ourselves because we’ve self deceptively believe that the Lord isn’t there and that we’re safe to attend demonic services in the den of thieves (so called houses of worship) and in the synagogues of satan (worldly concert halls and arenas).
We have fake believers everywhere, just like when Phillip the deacon turned evangelist preached the Word, believers were made, and he got Peter and John to come down to minister the Holy Spirit to the new believers (see Acts 8:9-25).
The sorcerer believed and got baptized.
But when he saw how Peter and John ministered to the believers and they’ve received the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4, the sorcerer wanted this “power” to use the Holy Spirit to make money.
Peter knew right then that he wasn’t “saved.”
Still smoking dope, Snoop Dog has yet to bear fruit that he’s repented and have been converted.
Many of you will draw you own conclusions but your conclusions must be consistent with Scripture with no apologies.
You could read about David Lynn’s arrest here
You could read about the event at Harlem, NY’s Apollo Theater from pro LGBT NY Daily News here.
You could read about Lady Gaga’s wikipedia here