In The Mind Of A Perverted Pastor

images-9Many things do go on in the mind of a perverted pastor, but everything has a beginning point. A perverted pastor didn’t arrive there overnight. Most of the time, he or she got there in small steps. Little by little, they push the envelope to see how much they could get away with something until correction or judgment falls.

Little by little, they become more brazen and daring.

Some of us remember that as little kids, we would do mischievous things. Some of us would do so in front of our parents to see how far we could go until they would put a stop to it. Many of the things that were done in front of our parents when we were or weren’t corrected, set the ground work for what we do today.

Years ago, I wasn’t paying attention to the things of the Lord. I assumed that after service, I could go back to business as usual. I thoroughly abused the entire first chapter of 1 John and John 2:1. Forget about Romans chapter 6 and 1 John chapter 3. I would be holy one moment (form of godliness), unholy the next (complete godlessness).

I would abstain from porn and masturbation just for service. But after service was over, it’s back to the sins of the flesh.

God would warn me in subtle ways but I would ignore Him and the warnings He sent. However, the warnings became more intense because as a child, I tried the patience of my Father. I knew that sooner or later, the Father would have had enough.

It was a matter of time.

You have to understand that in this life, we are all running out of time.

The Father has eternal patience that works in time to preserve us from judgment. Judgment falls when we ignore the warnings.

For instance, the Corinthians abused the Lord’s Supper. This service was for the commemoration of the Lord’s death until He comes. Yet, it was abused. The judgment of God fell on them and Paul had to warn them (see 1 Corinthians 11:27-32).

How were they judged?

Some became weak in their bodies. Some got sick in their bodies. Some even died.

If you’ve noticed why you are suffering sickness and disease or you are weak in your body, it could be possible that you are assuming that you could get away with watching porn and masturbating.

This is where taking communion can curse you.

Now just in case you deliberately refuse to take communion to avoid the penalty, it doesn’t mean that you are off the hook.

The purpose of commemorating the death of Jesus is to reflect on the fact that Jesus died as our Passover Lamb for our sins. Symbolically eating His flesh and drinking His blood is recognizing and honoring the Lord. This high price was paid to free us from sin.

This is the whole purpose of the New Covenant in His blood.

That we are free from sin.

If you do not believe that sin brings forth death through sickness and disease, keep going.

According to this Scripture, it will eventually catch up to you.

In another incident, the lame man at the pool of Bethesda in John chapter 5, after Jesus healed him, Jesus told him to “Go and sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” 

This is a clear indication that sin opened up the door for the lame man to get sick in the first place. If after being healed he persist and insist on committing sin, Jesus said, a worse thing will come upon him. The first time the lame man sinned, he had no fear of God before his eyes.

Now if nothing has happened to you and you have a sense of invincibility, look at Ecclesiastes 8:11-13.

The Preacher says “Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him. But it will not be well with the wicked; nor will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he does not fear before God.”

As long as we do not get corrected, the mind deceptively assumes that it’s permission to continue.

The sons of Eli, Hopni and Phinehas were perverted priests that took advantage of their “professional” position.

They sought to take advantage of women at every chance.

1 Samuel 2:12 “Now the sons of Eli were corrupt; they did not know the Lord.”

1 Samuel 2:22 “Now Eli was very old; and he heard everything his sons did to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who assembled at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.”

Eventually, it caught up with them.

The sons of Eli died on the battlefield against the Philistines. The ark they were carrying was taken from them. Eli, their father heard what happened and God killed him by using his weight, for he was a heavy set, portly man. The food that he ate came from his sons. As long as dad was fed, it didn’t matter what his sons did.

Eli honored his sons above honoring God (see 1 Samuel 2:29).

The ark was captured and Israel suffered as 34,000 were dead.

Phinehas’ wife gave birth and before she died during labor, she named her son Ichabod. For the glory departed.

When it comes to ministry in the NT, and even today as we are under the dispensation of grace, we really do not know what is in the heart of a minister until we watch them for a good while. It is over time that you begin to see certain traits that you will trust or distrust.

Even over time, you cannot take your eyes off of the man or woman of God because things could change over time for the better or the worse. Sadly, some ministers are supposed to get tighter in their relationship with the Lord, but because the Lord tarries, they make a move towards unholiness.

I’ve noticed that when there is a lull in the “ebb and flow” of ministry, it is very easy to drop your guard, become complacent or lackadaisical in the heart and mind. At times, when the presence of the Lord is high, we are more aware of His presence. When His presence is not as high, it is a time that we need to be more cautious and search for the Lord, and not things of the flesh.

Just because there isn’t much movement of God going on, it doesn’t mean that the Lord is not moving. Neither is it a time that we are to relax. It is at these moments that we are to be more vigilant because our adversary, like a roaring lion, seeks who he may devour (see 1 Peter 5:8-9).

As Song of Solomon 2:15 says, “Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes.”

It is usually in very small, subtle changes that a man or woman progress away from the ways of the Lord.

If you do not catch the small changes, it’s just a matter of time before the foxes eat all the tender grapes. Small things will become too big to handle. Do not get me wrong. It doesn’t matter to what size the situation gets to. The power of God can still rescue anyone no matter where they are on this side of life. However, grace does come to an end at the end of life. Grace is useless in the grave. Hope is abandoned in hell.

There are four things that comes to mind when a minister strays from the Lord.

It is very easy to turn on ministry. Ministry is muscle memory. However, we can never fool God in relationship.

When you put ministry before relationship, your ministry will fail. Why? Because your relationship with God failed.

I like what one great man of God said and I will paraphrase it.

The well that springs up into everlasting life according to John 4:13-14 is your personal relationship with God. The rivers of living water that flows out of your belly, according to John 7:37-39, is your ministry to others by the Holy Spirit.

When you are not living out of your well, neither can the rivers of living water flow out of your ministry to help others.

A person could minister and seem anointed but in the life of a perverted pastor, he is all dried up. There is no water for him or herself.

Like demon spirits, they are walking in dry places.

Here are the four things.

Elitism– the attitude or behavior of a person or group who regard themselves as belonging to an elite:

Empowerment– give (someone or themselves) the authority or power to do something:
Entitlement– the fact of having a right to something:
Expediency– the quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience:
These things is the foundation of pride and arrogance.
You believe you are all that and a bag of stale potato chips.
You believe that you are the most powerful person in your church.
You believe that you are sexually entitled to every woman that walks through the church doors.
You believe that you are above the Word of God and the law.
This is what is going on in the mind of a perverted pastor, in addition to the lust of the flesh that is in their hearts.

Heart, Mind, Hands, & Eyes: Developing Courage & Fortitude To Stop Porn/Solo Sex LGBT

images-8James 1:14-15 from the Amplified Bible says, But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions). Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death.”

There were many times I felt that I would never break free.

Day after day, and night after night, the urges and impulses kept resurfacing as if my body and mind required it without thought. Breaking free was as hopeless as a sinner forever gives up on becoming righteous.

Hopeless is defined as “a feeling or causing despair or the complete loss or absence of hope.” In other words, a persons has self determined that there is absolutely no chance. He or she has abandoned all hope.

These tendencies usually lead to suicidal thoughts because the person wants to end it all. The pressure to quit by suicide increases and is then carried out. That’s because a person tearfully desires to be free of the feeling of hopelessness. That person is seeking relief from feeling bad about the things they do, or may have done.

Remorse and guilt, if not dealt with from the Word of God will lead a person to the cliff or the end of the rope……..around their neck.

This is the way the devil pushes people into eternity without Christ.

This is the way the mind of the individual works because they believe that they are not worthy of the love of God.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

As long as you are alive, there is a chance to break free of porn and masturbation.

Your case is not the only case out there. You and I are in a group that isn’t exclusive. Secret Sexual Sins is not exclusive.

Billions of men and women around the world struggle with porn and masturbation every moment of every day. The media pushes these bondages everyday because of the money.

Paul said, “The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.” 1 Timothy 6:10a

It doesn’t take money to watch porn and masturbate because we have figured out a way to do it for free. The magazine stand, when men and women are walking outside going to work, lunch time. We look at television shows or movie theaters.

But when we want visual stimulation, then it is taken to another level with PPV, strip clubs, sports arenas, and other means of viewing. And do not think that church services are exempt. Certain women and men come with the deliberate intent to be seen. Or they quickly text for a romp.

Paul said in the book of Galatians 5:22, “But the fruit of the Spirit is……..self discipline.”

Discipline is about the heart attitude towards God.

Jesus said in John 14:15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”

All sin begins with the heart attitude towards God.

Proverbs 1:7 says, The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Before you can make a decision to stop using your hands and eyes, the heart and mind must come into alignment with God and His Word. The love of and for God must be paramount, principle, and tops above everything.

Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-38 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.”

The heart of man has made up it’s mind to have no other lovers, including loving yourself in porn and masturbation. You have sold yourself out to love God above anything and everything else.

The moment you sell everything that you have to have God is the moment that you set the course to be faithful to God. Then the mind follows. Your spirit instructs your mind to not think about illicit sex and your spirit man refuses to “…make provision for the flesh to fulfill its lusts.” (See Romans 13:14).

If you do not sell out completely to love God above your urges and impulses, above your hands and sexual organs to satisfy your sexual needs apart from marriage, to completely abandon yourself to the grace of God, you will watch flesh to masturbate. You must reach a place in this life where you love God more than porn and masturbation. When you do, you will find complete love in the Lord. Everything that you’ve ever wanted was in Him and not in solo sex or in a warm body of the opposite, or same sex in illegal sex.

The chain to sin sexually was broken on the cross. The death nature of the devil has no power over you because of the life, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. All you need to do is make a decision to stop, then enter into that place of loving the Lord, your God above porn and masturbation. When you fall back in love with Jesus and fall out of love with sin, the Lord will replace the loss with abundant grace, love, and power to overcome.

It takes courage and fortitude to walk out of the open prison door to freedom.

Courage to turn your back on a very close friend is treason. Up till now, porn and masturbation was your friend.

I’ve heard of a few stories of betrayal between homosexuals. They’ve had enough of the sinful lifestyle and returned to normal lives. Some even got saved by the Lord. They’ve betrayed their lover because they found out that what they were in was a lie. The satisfaction they were seeking was no where to be found. Each day, they fooled or deceived themselves into thinking that this is what they were missing in life.

Only to find out that the misery increased.

It’s a very difficult thing to turn your back on something that you forced yourself to believe in.

But you needed to be true and you made a break from Secret and Overt Sexual Sins.

For those of you that depend upon porn and masturbation, you thought that they were your best friends. Only to conclude that after it was over, you are feeling so bad about yourself that you needed a way out.

That’s the way sin is. It never leaves a person free. It always leads to bondage. And it always look to increase the madness. It doesn’t get better but it gets worse every day.

Romans 14:17 says “…for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

There’s never a bad feeling after spending time in the presence of the Lord. There’s never a hangover or residual negative affects after feeding on the Word of His grace. The love for and of the Lord, when experienced, can keep the hands off of the sex organs, and the eyes from straying into the objectification of flesh.

The price Jesus paid to free us was a price no one is able to pay. But He paid the price and we can walk away free forever. This is a promise fulfilled when Jesus was raised from the dead. He lives forever as our Heavenly Intercessor. For He ever lives to make intercession for us. Jesus can step in and work within you to keep your hands and your eyes.

But you have to “present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service.”

You have to “cleanse yourself from the filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

You have to “Lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word that is able to your souls.”

When your heart and mind makes the quality decision to love the Lord with ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL, MIND AND STRENGTH, your hands and eyes will be completely devoted to serve God according to Romans chapter 6. You will yield your members to righteousness.

This include your sexual organs.

Relapse will be a thing of the past when your love for God increases on a moment by moment basis. Living the crucified life demands that you “Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Jesus.”

You do not take up the cross just carry it around. You take up the cross to die on it.

As Paul said in Colossians 3:5, “Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.”

Are you willing to die to be free? And I do not mean that you go out and commit suicide. I am spiritually speaking here. But wait a minute. You said, “Crucify yourself.” Now I’m confused!!!!!”

To be in Christ means that you do not pay attention to temptation and sin anymore like a dead man can’t pay attention to the living. Dead to sin means that you do not respond to the call to sin. This is what Jesus and Paul meant. We ignore the urges and impulses while we respond to the Lord in obedience to His Word.

“Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not. How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer in it?” Romans 6:1-2.

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.

Stopping The Peep Show In The Mind (Failure Is Not An Option)

Men are constantly tempted. However, it’s not just the temptation that one has to be concerned about. Every man must be concerned about the lust that lurks within the mind and body. With the combination of lust in the hearts of males and the women wearing clothing (or tight fitting, low cleavage, high flirty skirt clothes) that leaves nothing to the imagination, it behooves the righteous males to be even more diligent with our personal conduct.

There are certain lines that men will cross. Every man is different. Some will just stay with porn and masturbation because the risks to engage a person sexually is high for that male.

What’s the risks?

Relationship.

Males fear relationships because it involves commitment and compromise.

For other males, they will cross the line to engage a woman for sex only. Even women do the same. Predominantly, they do not fear relationships, however, some are not ready YET, to get married, but some, not all, will engage a man sexually, and call it a day. Whether it is a one night stand or multiple partners.

It’s called fornication, or illegal sex.

Pathetically, males will go to great lengths to encounter underage girls.

Nonetheless, one of the stops for a male on the sexual hit parade is the peep shows. A male doesn’t have to actually go to a peep show facility because outside these peep shops are women that dress scantily and in most cases, they leave nothing for the imagination.

Blame must be imposed on both genders. Sadly, when normal attraction is perverted, we allow ourselves to be taken to the places of the extreme. When a person wants attention, some people will pull out all the stops to impress. It is also true that the exercise of femininity is a power women use over males. Not just to attract attention but to make them into “sugar daddy’s.”

In some ways, it is a form of unfettered slavery where a male cannot help himself. In order to have that kind of woman sexually, males will spend an enormous amount of money.

So males will engage in the mental peep show.

James, the first bishop of the assembly in Jerusalem wrote about the simple process of temptation.

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”

James speaks of falling “into various trials.”

Please note that he said……”when.”

Notice this in the Greek.

“g3986. πειρασμός peirasmos; from 3985; a putting to proof (by experiment (of good), experience (of evil), solicitation, discipline or provocation); by implication, adversity:— temptation, x try.”

Now notice these notes that accompanied the definition.

  1. The trial of man’s fidelity, integrity, virtue, constancy an enticement to sin, temptation, whether arising from the desires or from the outward circumstances.
  2. an internal temptation to sin of the temptation by which the devil sought to divert Jesus the Messiah from his divine errand of the condition of things.
  3. or a mental state, by which we are enticed to sin, or to a lapse from the faith and holiness.
  4. adversity, affliction, trouble: sent by God and serving to test or prove one’s character, faith, holiness.
  5. temptation ( i. e. trial) of God by men rebellion against God, by which his power and justice are, as it were, put to the proof and challenged to show themselves.

Yet, the root of trials is “test.”

So when it comes to sexual temptations, it’s a test.

Jesus let’s us know where the “test” begins.

Jesus said in Matthew 5:27-30,

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery. ’But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

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.”

Notice how the Lord started off about “You shall not commit adultery.”

All of a sudden you feel safe. You didn’t touch another man’s wife or have illegal sex with a single woman while you are married, however, the Lord took it further.

“whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

That pretty much knocks out a vast majority of us males.

If at one point or another, we’ve all intentionally look at a woman to lust after her in our hearts. It is considered by the Lord as adultery.

So the root cause of adultery resides in the heart of a man. The fallen nature of man is prone to lust. Lust is defined in most places of the NT as “longing for that which is prohibited or forbidden.”

Jeremiah 17:9-10 says,

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.”

The true measure of a person’s salvation is never determined by just what a person says. You must also consider how a person “acts” or their “deeds” and “thoughts.”

So the person’s heart is the source of man.

Notice what Proverbs 4:23 said.

“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it (the heart) spring the issues of life.”

So when a man commits adultery in his heart, he has failed to “keep his heart with all diligence.”

Notice what the apostle John said in 1 John 5:19.

“We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.”

So the next question is “How does a male keep himself or keep his heart?

Psalm 119:9 gives an answer.

“How shall a young man cleanse his way, by taking heed there unto according to Your Word.”

“Taking heed” is equivalent to obeying the Word of God.

The NLT says this of that Psalm.

“How can a young person stay pure? By obeying Your Word.”

So as long as a man obeys the Word of God, he can stay pure before God.

How can this work?

1 Corinthians 10:13 gives the answer.

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”

There is a variety of ways that the Holy Spirit makes a way of escape, however, the primary way of escape is complete and total obedience to the prompting of the Holy Spirit in strict, immediate, and unconditional obedience to the Word of God in the moment of temptation.

This is where many males fail to become men.

Instead of falling into the presence of The Lord, males fall into Secret Sexual Sins.

Dr. Archibald Hart said that if you occupy the mind for 15 minutes, you would be able to alter the course of thinking about sex. Paul said that we are to “renew the mind” and be “renewed in the spirit of your mind.”

You must take charge of your mind and what is trafficked in the mind. Yes, with the help of the Holy Spirit, you can become the traffic cop in the mind to stop the peep show.

We are tested every day. How we mature and what we do about every temptation is the true tale of the tape. The male mind is “wired for intimacy or sex” according to Dr. William Struthers. That’s why we can think about sex on the subway, car, or bus, and get an erection.

Many of you will ask, “How did Jesus do it?”

Well, the Bible tells us that He was “tempted in all points as we are, yet without sin.”

I call this the “Sexual Discipline Of Jesus.”

If Jesus was tempted like we are in “ALL POINTS,” then there were multiple moments when thoughts about perversion and sexual immorality attempted to enter His mind, but He didn’t yield to these perverted thoughts. During the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness by the devil, The Lord understood that to fall into any temptation in thought, deed, and words, He would be disqualified.

Not only disqualified, being that He was the Lamb of God to take away the sin of the world, perhaps, there would have been no one to take away His sin should He sin. So the stakes to remain pure were high. Yet, He dealt a dispatching blow to every temptation.

How did Jesus do it?

He prayed when tempted or He immediately confronted the tempter. This is something that must be initiated. To be passive about attacking temptation only opens the door to love sin more than you love God.

Jesus got up early in the morning or after He finished ministering, He headed to the mountains to seek the face of God. The Holy Spirit made a way of escape in the place of prayer. Fellas, we need to do the same thing. We need to escape and pray to seek the face of God in the moment of temptation.

Men, we can do the same thing like Jesus. Fight temptation by acting quickly, and without hesitation.

Part two to follow.

Ordination Of Bishops: The Vatican’s Version

The ritual of Catholicism in ordaining bishops is all in some of the Christian churches. African American ministers are linking themselves to catholicism in unprecedented fashion. The pope, according to Catholicism, is the link or connection to Peter. Hence, connected to the Head of the Church, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Note this definition from Wikipedia of the word pope…

“The pope (from Latin: papa; from Greek: πάππας (pappas), a child’s word for father) is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church. In the Catholic Church, the Pope is regarded as the successor of Saint Peter, the Apostle.”

The error of deeming Peter as the head of the catholic church came about as a clear misinterpretation of these verses of Scripture. 

Matthew 16:13-20.

13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?

14 So they said, Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.

15 He said to them, But who do you say that I am?

16 Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.

17 Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Bar- Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.

18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

20 Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ.

The difference in usage of the Greek word for “Peter” and the word “rock,” is the place where the battle for catholicism occurred.

Peter is the Greek Word…

g4074. πετροσ Petros; apparently a primary word; a (piece of) rock (larger than 3037); as a name, Petrus, an apostle: — Peter, rock. Compare 2786.
AV (162)- Peter 161, stone 1; Peter =”a rock or a stone”
one of the twelve disciples of Jesus

The rock is not Peter. The rock is the statement Peter made about the Lord Jesus Christ.

Hence, this definition of rock….

g4073. πετρα petra; feminine of the same as 4074; a (mass of) rock (literally or figuratively): — rock.
AV (16)- rock 16;
a rock, cliff or ledge a projecting rock, crag, rocky ground a rock, a large stone metaph. a man like a rock, by reason of his firmness and strength of soul

Now, some of you will say that Jesus is the Rock, and it is true (see 1 Corinthians 10:1-4), but what is to be built?

The church.

How does one become a part of the church? By believing that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. When a person repent of their sins, and when a person sincerely declares that Jesus is Lord, the Holy Spirit would “wash and regenerate, and renew” people.

Just wanted to throw that in for good measure.

In watching a documentary about the Vatican, the show zeroed in on the ordination of bishops. The documentary revealed why they laid prostrate on the floor.

When the Vatican was built, it is alleged to be the place where the bones of Peter would be found. As the catholic bishops would prepare to be ordained, they would lay prostrate on the floor facing the altar where the pope would be seated.

Underneath the floor where the candidates laid would be the alleged bones of Peter.

Then why would Protestant Christians do the same thing? Well EXMinistries uncovered the reason. It’s a Masonic Death ritual. Deceptively, these bishops that are ordained apart from catholicism accepts the version of catholicism defined as humility as well as to be connected to Peter. Thus, Apostolic succession.

How stupid is this?

Very!

Now we were also told that this laying on the floor is for humility purposes, which catholicism also points out.

The connection is clear, that they would somehow be connected to the first pope of catholicism. In other words, over 2000 years of church leadership would come upon them to lead the church into the future.

No cloth would be laid over them. No bishop or anyone would lay on top of them.

Afterwards, the candidates would rise and one by one, they would have hands laid upon them by the pope as he prayed over them. Then the candidates would have hands laid upon them by the cardinals and other bishops. The candidates would receive their mitre, shepherd’s staff, and be led in a recessional to serve.

EXMinistries revealed a very powerful word regarding the origin of the mitre that it is connected to the worship of Dagon, the fish god. You know. That funny looking hat that someone on FB said looked like a french fry box from Burger King.

Some of you will recall the time when the Ark of the Covenant was removed because of Eli’s sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were perverting the temple. This perversion was heard throughout all of Israel. They would demand sexual favors from women and they would fatten their father with the offerings people would bring.

Incidentally, according to J. B. Jackson’s book on “Proper Names,” and other Hebrew lexicons, the name Hopni means pugilist” and the name Phinehas means “mouth of a serpent.”

It appears that by these definitions, these guys were a tag team of sexual predators. It appears that Hophni was a rapist. In other words, he would force himself on women when they came to give an offering. Phinehas was a “smooth talker.” 

Well, need we say any more?

Yes.

We have the same kind of predators in the church. Serial rapists and smooth talking pastors.

Phinehas was so smooth that he would talk his way into the hearts of women. At the time that the Ark of the Covenant was taken, the wife of Phinehas gave birth. She named him Ichabod.

Are you getting the picture?

Phinehas was an adulterer and had illegal sex with other women while his wife was pregnant.

Also, they were called “sons of Belial.” Belial means of satan, wickedness, and perversion.

Now here is what I wanted to really get to.

The Philistines were the ones that took the Ark of the Covenant. The Philistines were descendants of Ham-Mizraim (see Genesis 10:13-14). So the god of Dagon was worshipped by descendants of Ham.

Black folk.

So when you see the mitre, and it’s references to the worship of the fish god, Dagon, the connection to black folk pursuing pageantry by way of the liturgical exercise of catholicism is clear and unmistakeable. What’s worse is that the connection to the Philistines is a definite chase after idol worship. The very thing that the Lord abhorred when the land spewed out the Canaanites.

Not many people are prepared for this but before the Israelites occupied the land of Canaan, the sons of Ham occupied the land. When the Lord overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, it was the descendants of Ham, black folk, that were in Sodom and Gomorrah at the time it was destroyed for the sin of homosexual perversion.

There is no question that homosexuality were in other places but these two cities were singled out because Israel was about to occupy the land.

Now, before you think I am writing this to agree with catholicism’s liturgical procedures as opposed to what we are seeing in Protestant Christian camps, there is no Scriptural precedence that demands that we do this.

The simple laying on of hands, absent of pageantry, is all that is required.

In Matthew chapter 10, the Lord gave His disciples power to cast out devils, raise the dead, and heal the sick. To preach that the kingdom of God is near. No mitre were passed to them. No pageantry. No ceremony. Just go, and get busy. No guest preachers. No offerings. No ordination certificates. No religiosity. No pomp and circumstance. No holding of the ankles. No laying on the back and backsides of candidates.

We see none of this stuff or hot mess in many churches all over the world. Except in places where simplicity and Biblical precedence is the rule.

How is it that we love complexity over simplicity?

Jesus commissioning His disciples wasn’t done inside a church, synagogue, or other religious place of worship. Jesus didn’t rent out the town hall, or a space in the temple to do a “powerful” service. This is a real ordination service of Jesus for His disciples.

It was done outside. In front of the birds and other animals.

When the 70 disciples were commission, the same thing took place. No fanfare.

Just, here is the power. Get to work. When the 70 returned, the rejoiced that they had power over the devil. Sort of like what we do today, except when we shout at demons, it’s within the safe confines of our churches during intercessory prayer, called spiritual warfare.

We do not see Jesus shouting at the top of His lungs, commanding demon power. In fact, when people came, they were possessed and He cast them out. My, how we are afraid of demons these days in the streets. When they come, we cross the street. So much for commanding devils in the name of Jesus.

When Paul and Barnabas was at the church in Antioch, they heard the Holy Spirit speak. They fasted, ministered to the Lord, and then hands were laid on them, and they went to establish the churches throughout Asia Minor.

Folks, we have missed it and we now have relegated the work of the ministry to show and tell. Look, see who I am. Ministers without power. All title, but no Holy Spirit power. We have made the work of the ministry a joke and we are the laughing stock of the world. We are not winning the world to Christ. We are winning their favor. As long as we do not live and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, the world will remain safe and lost in their sin.

When we think about challenging their sins, they remind us of ours.

When we live in sin on the level of the world, they dare you to tell them about salvation. They quickly point out that we need to be saved more than they do. They are right. For a stricter judgment is upon us.

We are hypocrites and they know it. What’s sadder is that we are not willing to admit that we play the hypocrite very well. We are willing to wear our mask proudly and sneer our nose at God in complete defiance.

However, thank God that the whole church is not a bunch of hypocrites. There are people and places in the Body of Christ where Genuine Believers live the Word.

Let’s be thankful that there are 7000 that never bowed its knee to Baal.

21st Century Pulpit Cowards

The Lord Jesus said this to John, the beloved disciple and eyewitness apostle of the Lamb….

Revelation 21:6-8

And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Please note in verse 8, the word “cowardly.”

For a while, I couldn’t get what the Lord meant by that and then after while, the events of our time came, front and center.

Left and right, pastors that we expect to toe the line and contend for the faith, shimmied and two stepped their way from the absolutes of the Word of God.

Many of your TV preachers that you put so much stock in, are found to speak out of two sides of their mouths. When posed with questions about the sin of homosexuality, they cower in fear and you can see it in their faces.

When we talk about Elijah fearing Jezebel, this is what we see.

Remember when the prophets of Baal, 450 of them were assemble at Mount Carmel? After The Lord rained fire on the altar full of water, Elijah commanded the men to seize the prophets of Baal and Elijah killed them all.

Word got back to Jezebel and she threatened Elijah’s life. Elijah ran.

After The Lord poured down fire from heaven after Elijah prayed, this event put Elijah down as one of the greatest prophets that ever walked the earth.

He didn’t finish his earthly ministry well.

He finished running from a sexually immoral, power hungry woman.

Assembled in many places are pastors and bishops sitting in places like The View or the OWN Network. Oprah Winfrey Network. And the same situation is before them.

Many of today’s, preeminent preachers that command the attention of thousands of people on Sunday, and millions, worldwide, sit on these shows and never challenge the false prophets and teachers of today.

When asked pointed questions, it is with a clear intentional avoidance and with lackluster, and no backbone that they give answers that make them appear that our God is small, insignificant, and can’t defend the righteous.

They give answers that magnify the devil. So soft are these answers that the devil dares God to sneeze.

And the people of God are wondering what is going on. Many have voiced outrage at these bishops and pastors that wilt when posed questions about homosexuality, abortion, and covetousness.

These men and women, when they get in front of the camera are so full of themselves that the God they claim to serve is suppressed because it’s their camera time.

The media has made them larger and no one can detect God in them. And the people are so mesmerized with them that they eat, sleep, and drink their lives that they cry out to be like them.

It’s a shame. They get behind their pulpits and they appear invincible. But when they get into a one on one, they wilt, and falter right on cue.

You were expecting them to blast the devil’s henchmen and the henchmen standing behind them shows them the blade of the axe if they say one word not discussed at the food table.

They are ready to crucify them if their guest deviates from the script.

The blade on the neck of Christian in days of old was welcomed by those that stood their ground to testify of the Savior. The saints of old feared no man for fear of God. To be denied because you denied Him, is the worst thing in the world.

Just remember Peter.

How he felt when he denied Jesus three times. The last time, Peter cussed and The Lord looked at Him.

But oh, the next time, Peter would not flinch and when it was time for Peter to testify, he learned his lesson.

Tradition has it that he was crucified upside down because he felt not worthy to be crucified like his Lord.

Today’s pulpit are filled with yellow belly cowards that are afraid to stand on the Word of God and denounce their humanistic demonically inspired rhetoric.

And the world is loving it.

Even more so, satan is just laughing.

These “pulpit giants” are like grasshoppers in the sight of the devil. My point is not to badger but it is to expose the fact that if there is ever a time to identify what the Lord Jesus meant by “cowardly,” just look at the interviews and how they represent the Lord Jesus in panel sessions.

The word “coward
is the Greek word “delios” from “deos” (dread); timid, i.e. (by implication) faithless. This is Strong’s Concordance.

If this definition isn’t enough, look at Thayer’s Lexicon (Words).

“timid, fearful….of Christians who through cowardice give way under pressure and apostatize.”

This is exactly what we are seeing in our interviews and panel discussions that the world has. They call on the “greatest preachers and teachers” of our times and dare them to be a man or woman of stiff conviction.

In the greeting area of most of these places, they have food and other delicacies. They sit, have small talk and size them up.

Remember this Word….

Proverbs 23:1-3

When you sit down to eat with a ruler, consider carefully what is before you; and put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to appetite. Do not desire their delicacies, for they are deceptive food.”

The cowards of the pulpit sit down, eat with them and then when it is question and answer time, because it is deceptive food, they fail to stand on the Word of God.

The food was good.

The hospitality, impeccable.

Why should I come down hard on nice people?

Why should they all be told that they need Jesus?

Why should they be told that they are good with God the way they are?

Why should I rain on their parade and tell them that if they refuse to repent, they shall all likewise perish?

There is no need to cause an uproar.

Can’t we all get along?

The 21st Century Pulpit Cowards love not to confront because that would isolate them. These cowards love the people and if people walk away from them because of the stand on the Word of God, they wouldn’t get paid, worshipped, and loved. Their titles in their mouths would cease to be heard. The respect would go with them.

But little do they know that all of that is worthless because only One Person gets all that.

The Father.

People would walk away and the last thing that you want is for a mass exodus of good loving people that pay enormous amounts of money to sit on the front row of church to be told that they are good the way they are.

No conviction. No fear of God. Great praise and worship music, but no conviction for sins committed in the past week, or even a few moments ago, lusting after a woman sitting in front of you.

You see, the 21st Century Pulpit Cowards, when they do not confront the sin of our times, it’s because they have people in their congregations that are in sexual immorality. Secret Sexual Sins is all up in the house.

To confront the sin of our times demands that the preacher live clean lives. They must ” cleanse themselves of all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

When they repent, and demand others to repent, it is only then that the preacher can confront the sin of the world with strong Holy Ghost conviction.

Holy men are an awesome weapon in the hands of the Holy God.

But when a man or a woman compromises, and let people in the house of God compromise, then they cannot confront the world with sin. And this is the reason why they do not confront when interviewed.

But God hates sin, and so should we. It’s also being able to extend them the grace of God so they can be free.

Taking a position against sin must be made. Taking a stand to help pull them out of sin by the blood and grace of Jesus is the ultimate goal, that glorifies God. Should they intentionally refuse, they must be told the fate of all those that reject the gospel. For all who pass through the portals of the doors of hell must abandon all hope.

The 21st Century Pulpit Coward will not preach truth. They will preach themselves because they are all about themselves.

The 21 Century Pulpit Coward will not stand and preach the Word and confront the sins of our day.

The 21st Century Pulpit Coward is only concerned about their image and how they look before people according to Matthew 23. They are hypocrites of the highest order.

The 21st Century Pulpit Coward, when confronted by the world media will say anything to save their own necks. And when it is time to represent Jesus well, they represent the devil and themselves well.

Go back to the definition of the coward. If you capitulate when it is time for you to stand, read the rest of verse 8.

LGBT/JCAABP: What Will It Be? Hypocrisy Or Truth

The events of the last few days could have had the right kind of finish. There is still hope but there is much work to be done.

“Except a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

This is the basis of any believer, leader, and church that name the name of Christ.

Anytime you begin to protect an institution and people do not recognize that they are wrong, they hate it when someone points out the error of their ways. Perhaps it was just a mistake, but it is turning out to be a costly, regrettable one.
Responding to any allegation or truth in eloquence is common when you believe in yourself and in your own message, that you can do no wrong. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. It leads to Elitism, Entitlement, Empowerment, and Expediency, the four “E’s” of ministry solidifying the house of pride and arrogance in leaders. Praise of God keeps this kind of pride in check.
What could have happened? Some humility.
Bishop Ellis could have said, “Folks, a grave error was committed. A laps of judgment opened the door for known homosexuals to take advantage of our organization.”
Or they could have stopped them right at the door and tell OC Allen, you need to repent and we can help you get right with the Lord if you so desire. However, if you insist on living in the sin of homosexuality, until you repent, we can only offer you Jesus because in sin, you do not know Him.Just image a powerful outcome such as this. But, alas, what happens.
A counter attack against the truth of the Word from GCMWatch.
Sometimes, folk, especially leaders, can’t see God coming with a big red hat on.

Having said that, a couple of lessons come to mind.

Lesson One: Never put out a common statement that lines up with the Bible and then turn your back on it.

In a flurry of blogs, in particular from GCMWatch, and, allegedly, after watching an unprecedented episode of strong arm tactics by a known practicing homosexual, OC Allen against the Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops, we have watched the leader of this organization, Bishop Delano Ellis, use every bit of influence and eloquence to quell the raging sea.

The stormy perverted seas of LGBT in the church.

Notice that I said, in the church.

From within the ranks of this organization, we have seen individuals speak their minds about confronting “fraudulent” or “fake” Bishops that enter the ranks of the College. Such open discussion was on the Joint College’s FB page. It goes to show you that there are people that want to speak with their minds about the conviction of the Scriptures as opposed to upholding the institution. When a systematic shut down of those come into play, it is a godfather move to keep in fighting among themselves.

And yes, it shows that it is out of control but when the Word of God is not even brought to bear on why this was brought about in the first place, it is no different than preventing access, or revealing to the world what really happened, like Fast and Furious.

Is this anyway to behave as representatives of the Head of the Church, the Lord Jesus Christ? Who in the world are we trying to fool. Sadly, we have done a good job fooling ourselves that we are doing a great service. Only to realize that we have done a disastrous disservice to people that may want to be a part of a prestigious institution to provide credibility, safe association, and Christian fellowship, reflecting and honoring Jesus, our Savior.

The Bible, in strict obedience to God and His Word, is what gives a person and the church its legitimacy. And even if the supposed adherents fail to live by the standards of the Word of God, the Bible remains legitimate because of its Author. God.

He and His Word is final and absolute authority.

Any institution that claims to uphold the standards of the Word of God, yet, capitulate, only brings into question the integrity and credibility of the leadership of the institution. In other words, could they be trusted? And if I were to assume the credentials of the institution, will I be taken seriously or will I be a laughing stock?

Am I real or am I a clown?

Clowns do wear clothing but does the clothing represent the seriousness of an institution or is it just something to wear because people will not take me seriously anyway?

No matter your affiliation, if we name the name of Christ, we are to depart from iniquity. We are hurting because of these events but this is the time to make things right with God first.

The Bible is very simple and basic. In fact it is determined that the level of reading comprehension for the King James Version is high school 12th grade.

When the Bible is clear about sin and its only remedy, it is important to keep things very simple. Man is complex and takes too much pride in complicating a very simple principle.

The issue is clear.

Homosexuality is a sin.

Practicing homosexuals are not righteous. Just as anyone that intentionally practices sin is not righteous. Just in case you do not understand, I mean, a person that sins on purpose. A deliberate act of rebellion against the known will of God. Trespass. Lawlessness.

SIN.

There is a considerable risk when you point sin out. People that love sin will hate you for telling them that what is pleasurable is a sin. But is sin really pleasurable?

First, sin disconnects a person from God.

GOD HATES SIN.

So because God hates sin, we too, must hate sin. Sin brings death (Romans 5:12). So why would we love to do something that brings death? Because of the momentary pleasure, we delve into it, head long.

Second, sin is responsible for death. We die first to God. In other words, we, in sin, do not respond to God. And then we die physically to enter into eternity, with or without Christ.

That’s what the gospel of Jesus Christ is all about. To bring an eternal remedy to the spiritual malady called sin. Anyone that is in any institution that has anything to do with God and is not about church business, if sin is permitted anywhere in leadership or followship, it is a failed institution.

We already know that the leadership at JCAAPB capitulated on their stand against the sin of homosexuality. The damage control is in full swing. It’s now a determination about how to smooth out the rough edges of the story, maintain support, determine who is on who’s side, and reprove, and bring in line those that may have a mind of their own.

First, it is without saying that the side you better be on is the side of God.

“Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that the friendship with the world is enmity (hostile) with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

Thank God that this is not OT times. All the leaders that offended God were hung (see Numbers 25:4). Nonetheless, the punishment is more severe. Especially when you know the truth of the Word of God according to James 3:1.

Second, the standard of God is clear. When we say one thing and then we do another, it is hypocrisy.

You call yourselves men and women of God. How about standing up for God for a change and let your institution fall if it had to just to insure you are dealing with a situation according to the Scriptures?

God will honor those that honor Him and His Word. The assault that was stopped in heaven continues in the earth, and now in the churches where sin is excused and not confronted?

This can’t be.

Not on our watch.

Lesson Two: Do Not Be A Hypocrite

Pity the leader that go out of their way to protect an institution while they walk away from the God of truth.

For years, l lived as a hypocrite. Every Sunday until 2009. While approaching the pulpit the Holy Spirit would impress upon my spirit that I was not right. I was a bald faced hypocrite. The sin of porn and masturbation, lustfully watching women and filing their “figure” in my mind to masturbate off of; raged in my flesh until the Lord said to me….

“Come Clean. Or be exposed!”

As I look back, I realized my role in facilitating sin in His church.

When we do not take sin seriously, we are perpetrating fraud. We are not who we say we are. We are not perfect, but we can stop sinning. We have been delivered from the power and the guilt of sin and we can walk away from temptation of sin with the help of the Holy Spirit and by strictly obeying the Word to flee sexual immorality.

Hypocrisy blinds the best of us and if we do not deal with hypocrisy, we will never be effective in reaching the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. Many sinners say that there are too many hypocrites in the church and depending upon where you go, they may not be lying.

What is important is how will they fix what happened?

It is important that we take the next step and make the necessary changes that pleases the Father God in heaven, on His holy throne, His Excellency, Psalm 8:1.

If you decide to make a stand against sin, you will not be loved. Whether by those in the church that live carnal lives or sinners in the world.

But stand against sin, we must.

Jesus paid a terrible price for our redemption. We dishonor the memory of Jesus when we sin knowing that He died to free us from the guilt and power of sin.

Arguing points of decision making is helpful for a “lesson’s learned” perspective, but the goal is not to score personal points. The goal is to restore the God of our Bible, and His Word to its rightful place.

If we fail to honor the Word of God we are no different than the Pharisees and Sadducees that circumvented the commandment of God with their traditions. In other words, they loved their edicts more than they love God and the Word of God.

For doing this, the Lord had a leadership sermon that is appropriate for today.

Matthew 23

The sermon: Hypocrites

When you put out a statement about the sin of homosexuality and you violate your own principle, embedded in the Word of God, the unmistakeable sent of dead fish fills the room.

If you want to bring honor back to an institution, we must honor God and His Word. The pain of losing sin and the sin of hypocrisy is much less than to be denied in heaven by Jesus. To know Him is to keep His commandments. Not when it is convenient but when it is difficult. In the face of all odds. When LGBT wants you to compromise and walk away from the God of heaven and earth for the pleasures of this world.

We can’t seem to understand that the quest to rule is as old as the beginning.

And OC Allen and his love for the sin of homosexuality is no different. He can’t be a brother Bishop because he is brother to satan. This is not character assassination or judging. This is calling a man’s sin out in the open and it must be dealt with in truth and in God’s love for the sinner.

“Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” is the message of the hour.

When we no longer command men everywhere to repent, what good is having a church?

This is the spirit of error and antichrist that is already in the earth. To stand against the righteous nature of Jesus is the spirit of antichrist or anti Anointed One. To live in blatant sin is the spirit of antichrist. Anti Jesus. Anti righteousness. Anti holiness. And you can only be for perversion when Christ is out of the way.

We can’t see that all satan wants is for sin to be legitimized, justified, and ratified by God’s highest creation. Because satan, a disembodied spirit, want complete expression of sin and what better way to do it than in God’s own creation.

A little humility would go a long ways to mending the fences.

What should we expect when leaders drop the ball?

Perhaps a suggested plain statement would help (without eloquence)…..

“Folks, we missed God on this. The events that led to this didn’t have to happen. We should have been more forth coming about these events, and we dropped the ball. No person that harbors sin in their lives and desire to be a leader should have darkened the doorstep of this institution. We repent and ask God’s forgiveness and mercy for turning our backs on Him and His Word. We ask for your forgiveness as we fall on our face before God. We endeavor to restore integrity and credibility by putting God and His Word first. We renounce hypocrisy in any form by being true examples to the believers in word, conduct, faith, love, and purity. To those that expressed concern about this institution, we join in your quest for the truth and we stand together to confront all sin, especially those that are trapped in the sin of homosexuality. We will work hard to help anyone in sin to come out of it by extending the gospel of Jesus Christ to them to deliver and set them free.”

So what will it be?

Hypocrisy or Truth.

LGBT: The Capitulation Of The Joint College Of Bishops

It is sad when you watch practicing homosexuals hijack the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and reduce it to legitimize the sin of homosexuality. I take no joy in this exposure of epic proportions.

Thanks to the vigilance of GCMWatch.com, we are constantly apprised of watching institution after institution falling and rejecting the gospel of Jesus Christ in it’s purest form. But by the blogs and other timely pieces of reporting by GCMWatch.com, we are also informed as to the kind of erroneous doctrine, so twisted that you have to be literally on drugs and alcohol to miss the truth of the Word of God.

The whole purpose of the gospel of Jesus Christ is total freedom of all sin through the life, death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

It is Biblically evident that as time progresses, living against sin and the devil’s evil is becoming a thing of the past. To live above reproach and to live holy is considered by some to be obsolete and impossible.

People are living in sin, and they do not care what the truth is, and it starts with the leaders.

As I was watching a video of the late pastor John Osteen on a FB link by Selena Mosley of Equipping For Change Ministries, John Osteen mentioned something that was powerful that the Lord. When it came to the sins of Israel, God always dealt viciously with the priests, princes, and prophets that failed to walk in the commands of the Lord.

And the Lord constantly looks for people to stand in the gap and pray that God would have mercy and spare the people.

We are seeing a failure in current Christian leadership because in our private lives, sin is easily concealed by our personality and we purport the ability to appear before people as holy.

Nothing could be further from the charade.

Our secret sins are before the Lord, and God is continuously exposing sin in unimaginable ways. But before the Lord exposes, He uses people to warn them before the sword falls. This intercession is prayer but when God puts this stuff on the Internet, it is another form of warning before the sword falls.

We do not mind the risk of reputation because we know that we stand a greater risk of being denied by the Lord Jesus Christ before the Heavenly Father. We stand a greater risk, knowing that the sword is about to fall and we say nothing.

It is not about “personal attacks.”

It is about letting the truth be the only course to pursue. Tirelessly, we have watched these developments unfold and we are seeing the truth come out. As painful as it is, if we do not address these egregious actions, more institutions will capitulate. And many people and more institutions will fall, regardless, but we are still responsible to warn before the sword falls.

Who’s next?

What denomination will cave in to the pressure of the demonic puppet master LGBT?

Many Christians have already swallowed the deadly poison of lies spewed by those who desire to hold in its grip wavering believers that don’t know the truth of the Word.

In the quest for the truth, Pastors DL Foster, Dwayne Loughridge, and I went direct to their FB page and requested clarification about the turn of events in this precarious incident.

You can’t make this stuff up.

We never made any attack statements. All we wanted was clarification of a publicized position about the Joint College of Bishops being against the sin of homosexuality and then, make an intentional egregious compromise to allow a practicing homosexual to be a part of this “prestigious” institution.

What’s also disturbing is that Bishop Ellis of the Joint College of Bishops issued a direct statement made toward us that… “If you want to help me “IMITATE ME,” with “SILENCE!!”

In plain parlance, sit down and shut up.

With LGBT precision, they want us to keep quiet about an institution that pledged on their website not to allow practicing homosexuals to be a part of their institution, yet make a clear compromise of a Biblical principle.

We did not start this fight.

It was of their own doing, and like the World’s Dumbest Criminals Caught On Tape, a picture brought into question the integrity and credibility of a supposed Christian organization of Pentecostals.

It started with a compelling picture of O. C. Allen, a known practicing homosexual, wearing the insignia of the Joint College of Pentecostal African American Bishops.

They say a picture can say a thousand words, but this picture said one word.

Sin.

I purposely went to the website of O.C. Allen’s church site of Vision Church and he was titled as “Bishop Designate.”

If you want to be a Bishop, make up your own homosexual insignia and call it a day. But no matter what legitimacy agenda is pursued, there is only one thing that is legitimate.

Homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22.

That, you can take to the bank and cash it, full face value.

O. C. Allen was already ordained, but not by the Joint College of Bishops, and you will see all this on GCMWatch’s site.

For a full understanding of this unfolding story please click this link….

http://www.gcmwatch.com/9400/j-delano-ellis-jcaapb-certifies-openly-homosexual-bishop/comment-page-1#comment-80354

Then go to this FB link of the Joint College….

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Joint-College-Of-Bishops/237450282990701

Be quick about it because they may take swift action, LGBT style.

However, we have carefully documented and applied a copy and paste on our FB pages. Whenever there is a conspiracy and they want people to be quiet, they will go to great lengths to block people from getting the truth.

LGBT-AF Church: Ananias and Sapphira; The Return Of The Fear Of The Lord

Years ago, I would make reference about Ananias and Sapphira. As some of you may recall the story in Acts 5, they conspired to lie to the Holy Spirit. There were wealthy people in the church and they sold land to give money to the church.

It appears that everyone of them gave all of the proceeds of what was sold to the church.

Ananias and Sapphira did the same.

Except, they kept back part of the proceeds.

At any time, they could have told the apostles.

“We sold the property but we decided only to give you a portion.”

That would have saved their lives.

They intentionally conspired to tell a lie and it cost them their lives.

Death came for both of them because they lie about how much money they gave.

In the Bible, we do see that consequential judgment is serious.

However, we know that God is a God of mercy and endless compassion.

The end result of this incidence was that the fear of the Lord came upon them all.

In fact, verse 11 said,

“So great fear came upon all the church and upon all who heard these sayings.”

The NIV said,

“Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.”

The Amplified Bible said,

“And the whole church and all others who heard of these things were appalled [great awe and strange terror and dread seized them].”

Today, we are not as fearful to walk into the house dedicated for the service of the Lord. I was in sin myself and I had no fear of dying. I thought that I could quickly “repent,” sort of mean it, and thought that God was pleased that I quickly got right with God.

It was like playing chicken with a train on the railroad tracks. It was like truth or dare.

Almost four years ago, the gig was up.

Not that God tolerated my stupidity, but He had mercy on me. Mercy prevents that which you rightfully deserve. And God had every right to fire me by way of death.

Every week, I brought my perverted self to the house of the Lord. Stood before the people to “preach.” Before Sunday, Monday through Saturday would be my time to occasionally watch porn (from 1998 to 2008), masturbate and then ask for forgiveness.

But it was more than that.

I would fill my mind with watching women lustfully. Committing adultery with my heart by watching flesh as I strolled the streets or ride in the car (see Proverbs 27:20, Matthew 5:28, and Job 31:1). I would get up Sunday morning, pray and preach, and return to business as usual.

1 John 1:9 meant little more to me than a “get out of sin and judgment” verse.

I deceived myself into thinking that God was pleased when I “confessed” my sin. All I was doing was lying to Him because I never really meant it. I loved my sin more than I loved my God and His Word.

Those promises. Empty promises to quit became the epitaph of my dead life. The calculated coldness of how I treated God with utter contempt didn’t mean nothing to me. And the complete disdain for my wife who faithfully prayed for my deliverance every night.

A sex addict is one that cannot control, stop, or manage his sexual urges and impulses.

In my one bedroom apartment, while my wife would be praying, I would gratify myself.

Such perversion was a regular thing in my life prior to God’s deliverance.

The utter disrespect of women and my daughter was nothing to me.

One night while watch porn and masturbating, the Lord said to me, “You know, you could be watching your daughter?”

I ignored Him, suppressed His warning and continued. Talk about running a red light.

At age 14, my daughter checked the history on my Directv receiver and discovered my porn addiction. The year was 1999. A year after I first started watching porn.

At any time, my greatest fear would destroy me. Thankfully, the Lord did my wife a favor because when you are in sin, your prayers are not heard according to Psalm 66:18.

I’m sharing this because all over the church world, we know that there are many pastors, music ministers, singers, preachers, bishops, and deacons, elders, apostles. You name it. We blatantly sin and bring our morally corrupt attitude with us before the presence of the Lord as if God didn’t mind at all.

We bring our Secret Sexual Sins as idols right into the temple. We bow down in obeisant worship to our Secret Sexual Sins and we disrespect God.

It would be a matter of time before the last measure of warning would come.

God said this to me.

“Come Clean or be exposed.”

That was no imagination. He was the voice of the Lord.

As a result, the Lord set me on a path towards the intersection of destiny.

Either come clean or you will not come this way alive again.

While I will never know what would have happened if I persisted, it is clear to me that I know that something dramatic would have happened.

Looking back at those days about four years ago, I should have resigned the ministry. At that time, I wasn’t thinking about resigning. But it would have been good if I would have taken time away to get my bearing straight.

However, a friend of mine, Pastor Roger Jamson, after I came clean about sexual sins, he recommended several places on the Internet to delve into to fortify my walk of sanctification in the Lord.

These last few years were very challenging to say the least but well worth the effort to be free forever. And like all men, we have our moments where relapse occurs. No, not into porn. No relapse there, I praise God to report. You really do not need porn to do masturbate. Just imagination.

But the Lord warned me again.

If you ever know what it is like to clearly hear God’s voice in sin, and to hear His voice after you come out, the difference in His sternness and volume is incredible. The grieving of the Holy Spirit is more intense. The holy attitude of God is more pronounced. The failure you experience, overwhelming. But His love is incredible. He doesn’t want to condemn us with the world and that’s why His consequential judgment varies.

And after all that, when you disappoint God, it’s kills you.

You begin to weigh the fact that you crossed God and He never tolerated it. Then He began to teach me all over again.

Son, what are you doing with your moments.”

So that became uncoded. There was something that God was doing in me.

Do you want to be the same or do you want to be changed forever?

Several weeks ago the Lord shared this song with me. A song that led me to a song that set the pace for the next level was “Give Me You.”

Then the Lord shared this song…..

“I’ll Never Be The Same.” From the album “I Love You (Live),” by Shana Wilson.

It became the new level of challenge in my life. I no longer want to be the same.

Another song, prior to this one was…

“I Won’t Go Back” From the album “Arise,” by William McDowell.

Then the Lord brought something else that changed my life.

“Do you desire to sin?

You see, you cannot be for something that God is against.

So I had to decide that I no longer desire to sin against God. That meant controlling my urges and impulses to the degree that I no longer desire to cross God. To love the world is to be an enemy of God according to James 4:4.

There was something that the Lord was doing within me. Hence the next level.

Check sin at the door of the facility of Prevailing Word Ministries.

As I am led by the Spirit of God, those that serve with me will be challenged and confronted. Not to do them harm by embarrassment but to show the seriousness of approaching the things of the Lord with the level of holiness required to serve Him. It is not just to sit them down, but to get them help. The Lord was gracious to me and in that same graciousness, I desire to help as many as need His help (see Hebrews 4:12-16).

We’ve been playing church too long.

It starts with me, the pastor.

If I ever go down the path of porn and masturbation, I will resign the ministry on the spot.

The worst kind of preacher is a hypocrite (see Matthew 23).

It is not fair to God, His Word, and the people God entrusts in our care. We are a small congregation. Only 16 persons.

Been that size for the last 18 years. But it is still the work of the Lord. It is that serious. God and His people expect their pastor to be an example in word (speech), conduct, love, faith, and purity. If we can’t live right, we cannot expect people to live right.

This is not an “incentive” to keep me holy because it’s not about that. To please the Lord overrides any wild pomposity edict.

It’s about approaching the holy things of the Lord with the level of gravity required for the service that God deserves. If we are not prepared to do this church service on the same level, we are lying and we do not the truth, as John, the eyewitness apostle of the Lamb said.

The reason why LGBT don’t believe some of what we say is because we are great liars when we want to keep on sinning.

The time for lying and Secret Sexual Sins ceased with me.

WIll you choose to cease and desist in your operations to sin against God?

In Isaiah 52:11, the captivity prophet Isaiah said,

“Depart! Depart! Go out from there, touch no unclean thing; go out from the midst of her, be clean, you who bear the vessels of the Lord.”

I mentioned Ananias and Sapphira, because we will see this. When you take communion in sin, many are sickly among you and some fall asleep.

Whenever you take the next communion, in mockery to God, it might be your last.

Judgment is already in the house of the Lord but the degree and severity of the judgment of the Lord all depends on where you stand in your relationship with the Lord.

People will come to church a lie to the Holy Spirit about their sins. The Lord was warning me and because I know, first hand, what His warning to me is like, there is no question that pastors need to be put on notice.

Will you join me in checking sin in your heart first?

There is a difference between making a mistake and intentionally sinning against the Lord.

You can stop sinning because Jesus told that to the man at the pool of Bethesda and to the woman caught in adultery.

You can stop sinning.

If you dare to serve the Lord while habitually sinning, I admonish you to stop and think about what you are doing. If you are falling into temptation, it’s because, according to the parable of the sower in Luke 8, that you are not giving the Word place in your heart. You are on stony ground and the Word cannot penetrate a stony heart.

You need to change the texture of your heart from stoney to good ground where the Word could penetrate and produce fruit.

Oh. By the way. You will notice that AF followed LGBT.

The AF is for adulterers and fornicators.

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