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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That’s right. You’ve heard me right.

Opened prison door.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEGAFEST: Open Letter To Charisma Magazine

I am concerned that Charisma Magazine is advertising MegaFest with TD Jakes and Oprah Winfrey’s demonically inspired “Life Class.”

I trust that you will not write this off and ignore the fact Oprah intentionally denounces Jesus, and supports the sin of homosexuality as well as porn.

Should a watered down response from Charisma come, I am prepared to take this to the next level that will sound the alarm that Charisma is in bed with false doctrine.

This is not a threat because the Lord and the integrity of the Christian faith is at stake. Any compromise openly underscores the apostasy that is evident in the world today in the Christian faith.

On her website, she has a pornography page regarding the use of porn by women.

As a Christian charismatic magazine, to advertise things that the Bible is clearly against, opens the door for many people that are caught in the whirlwind of porn to continue in sin.

Over 50% of pastors are involved in the sin of porn and self gratification. That means 50% of the over 300,000 churches in America have pastors that intentionally watch porn.

I strongly urge you to remove the ad.

To be a friend of the world means to be an enemy of God. James 4:4.

Yours in Christ

Fred and Valeria Rochester
pastors, Prevailing Word Ministries

MEGAMESS: CHARISMA MAGAZINE IN THE BED WITH OPRAH WINFREY

Folks, if there is ever a time to rebuke Charisma Magazine, it is now.

Oprah Winfrey openly denounced Jesus as the Only Way. In another show, she had a panel of false prophets and teachers that unequivocally affirm the sin of homosexuality. On Oprah’s webpage on Oprah.com, she has a page that addresses and endorses pornography. No where in her article does she denounce porn, but she affirms it.

And yet, Charisma seem to be turning the corner about the Secret and Overt Sexual Sins of our times. This is appalling. This is reprehensible and this is outrageous.

This is expected, but I am surprised. The compromise is as bold as I have ever seen. Janet Boynes, wrote a stinging article about how the church must be more proactive than reactive. This is in regards to how the LGBT agenda has made its mark by effectively pushing the homosexual agenda by way of mainstream media outlets. In particular, they were successful in the United States via tv, Internet, newspapers, and homosexual porn.

As I was about to respond to a comment made probably by a practicing homosexual about Ruth being married to Naomi, a very incorrect statement because of what Ruth 4:13 says, I looked at the Internet front page of Charisma and noted that they were advertising for MegaFest, sponsored by TD Jakes Ministries to be held in Dallas,TX August 29-30.

For Charisma Magazine to even accept the ad is one thing, but also to show Oprah Winfrey’s “Life Class” as one of the events took me by shock. This is nothing more than “seducing spirits and doctrine or teachings of demons.” Light and darkness cannot co-mingle. Yet, Charisma Magazine has done just that.

There is no question of the compromise.

As you all know that Creflo Dollar, who will be at MegaFest, made his sitcom debut as a funeral director on the “Rickey Smiley Show.” With all that is perverted about the show, we see that an egregious error was made on the part of Creflo Dollar to even side in with the affairs of the world.

Folks, we are seeing the apostasy take place in unprecedented fashion.

These men and women that were supposed to be of God have turned aside unto vanity.

This did not catch God by surprise. We are seeing the last of the last days unfold in such a way that the very elect is being deceived. When you look around you and see that the people in the church are walking away from the Savior, led by spiritual leadership that once trusted in the Lord, know for certain that when the music stops playing, those that thought that they would have a seat, will be left standing before the judgment seat of Christ.

Matthew 10:32-33 says,

“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”

When you openly deny the Savior, expect to be denied before the Father in heaven.

Let’s not be confused nor deceived about this.

This advertisement is not an innocent attempt to make it seem like the agenda is harmless. Anything that the world does and anything that the church does in conjunction with the world is harmful.

2 Corinthians 6:17 is there for a reason.

“Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. And touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you…”

To come out requires that you make a bold move towards the exits. This means that not every one will agree with you. Some will even say that this is not as big a deal as you make it out to be.

If you never were delivered from darkness, it is expected that a return to darkness is in the agenda all along. If you claim to be in the light as He is in the light, then there is no question what must be done.

I urge you to make a decision that will cause many to ridicule you. You will no longer be loved by folk that walk in the ways of darkness while trying to live like they were in the light all along.

I urge you to reconsider your ways.

Think quickly because the road to destruction is wide and many are flowing with ease down this street called BROADWAY.

If you refuse to come out, it’s on you.

Remember Lot’s wife.

She looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. Why, because she had affection for the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah that exceeded having a complete affection for God.

So in the same fashion, we are seeing the leaders of our day completely change their affection from the heart of the Father to the heart of the devil. They have become enemies of Christ and the cross. The blood that was shed by Jesus means nothing to them any longer. And for many that claim to be saved, the blood means nothing for them either.

Sin is more important than righteousness. To break free, to them, is too much of a task.

I urge you to boycott anything that has the hint of demons, including Charisma Magazine until they come to their senses. Otherwise, enjoy your time in bed with them. For when the Lord brings His wrath upon them, you will wish you had made a move for the exits.

The Christian Conservative Vote: The No Vote That Determined The Election

When George W. Bush won the 2004 election, the Christian Conservative vote took him into his second term over Senator John Kerry. Carl Rove made sure that the conservative base in Ohio carried the vote.

It is documented that the conservative vote was present and accounted for.

This time, the conservative Christian vote was noticeably absent.

Never before have we seen a Mormon cater to evangelicals. And Romney did make an attempt. But it failed and everyone knows it. They’ve tried to get Governor Huckabee and Reverend Billy Graham to back and support Romney.

And that failed, miserably.

Sadly, there were many evangelicals and Christian conservatives that suppressed the basic Bible belief of true Christians to vote for Governor Romney. It is also clear that most Christians intentionally and deliberately disregarded the facts behind President Obama and voted for the re-election of a president that advocates the sins of abortion and homosexuality.

It is true that many people are upset that the president was re-elected and Romney was soundly rejected. But this rejection isn’t as obvious because the popular vote still shows a split down the middle of America. On the Democratic side, we know that there are many people that profess their belief in Christ but they’ve pushed aside the Word of God.

They will not admit a compromise took place but there is no doubt about it. They’ve clearly compromised the Word of God in their hearts and joined themselves to the sins of this nation. I am speaking of those that deliberately and intentionally knew the facts about each of their candidates and voted for either candidate.

The outcome of the election came about…..

partly because some of the professed believers are not living holy and separated lives unto the Lord. They resist the counsel of God’s Word, and they live like the world in thinking and deeds. They can quickly tell you their favorite shows but when it comes to basics of Christianity and the Bible, it is found lacking in fervency and intense fire.

Partly because some of the professed believers are living godly lives and they were led to believe that patriotic duty must transcend solid Christian beliefs. Or that Christian beliefs are to directly influence American politics. These people that voted for Romney have good hearts, and they mean well because they want to see the country move back into a conservative course.

Kevin, my brother in the Lord and friend from Connecticut said this….

“You are right about the choices we faced. It was like satan (obama) versus satan lite (Romney). It sickened me that so many Christians caved into Romney. There was no need to be SO enthusiastic about him. I had no problem with a Christian voting Romney (I did) —- but I could not be RAH RAH STRIKE UP THE BAND FOR HIM.”

It does take courage to make a stand these days and I think this election exposed a deep rift that is split right down the middle about America but there is that one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb.

The “No” vote.

Let’s just say that the Christians that deliberately and intentionally purposed not to vote because the Biblical standard brought about a conviction that should we stand before the Master, we would have to render an account. The no vote of Christians truly affected this outcome.

This is no time to exalt or smile that the no votes” didn’t vote. It should be a humble reminder to us all that the devil is very crafty and will take anything he can get to turn it to his evil advantage. The choice not to vote doesn’t sit well with many. The choice to be vocal about not voting for the president didn’t sit well with African Americans.

If you were African American and Democratic, you were expected to vote for the president. Many African Americans hated the fact that independent thinking African Americans wouldn’t cave in to the pressure from supportive Democratic African Americans.

However, let me be clear.

I am a child of God before I am an African American. The Lordship of Jesus takes precedence over patriotism, denominationalism, and political party affiliation.

Many African Americans are not patriotic but when it comes to seeing a Black man assume the presidency, it is expected that the political support be there no matter what the president believes, disbelieves, or what wicked agenda he supports. It’s because we all know that in this rare moment in history, a Black man was able to ascend to become the most powerful man in the world.

Once again, my friend Kevin, from Connecticut shared these words……

“Thank you pastor Fred! It’s so nice to see an American who is black — not give into the Obama worship.”

And this statement is something that hits the ball out of the park. We must worship Jesus, not man.

From a political sense, voting for this Black man doesn’t make sense because in all actuality, the odds were clearly stacked against him, but he won against Hillary Clinton, and twice against powerful Republican candidates. John McCain, a decorated POW hero, and Mitt Romney.

These stunning victories is huge.

But I couldn’t get past what the president stood for and no “faithstatements would be enough to compel me to take a chance and suppress the Word of God and vote for a candidate that wholeheartedly and unapologetically supports the heinous, and disgusting sins of homosexuality and abortion.

The interesting thing that you will hear from African Americans that support the president is that when it comes to presenting the facts, many of them do not care. Many will say that they did not vote because of skin. Many of them will say that because they do not want to tell the truth.

Let’s face it. He is Black.

Let’s face it, it is normal to look at a person of color and gravitate towards that person.

Even when the facts are laid on the table, there is no question about what will take place.

But here is another thing of interest.

Whites are still the majority in the United States. But they didn’t vote a Black man out.

To be honest, we all know that the race for the White House was not about one White man against one Black man. It was about the economy but noticeably and notoriously missing was the two major issues of our times.

Abortion and The Sin of homosexuality.

Both candidates elected to make statements in the media and kept clear of this well traveled minefield.

But it really didn’t matter.

The icing on the cake is the fact that some Christians bypassed this critical aspect that Romney is a Mormon.

For good measure, Kevin, shared these powerful words…

“Mormonism is a cult. Mormonism plagued my family for 40 years. My grandparents were mormons (dad’s side). My dad was a mormon for a brief time. Grandparents left, but my aunt is still a mormon (35 years running) I was sickened when Bill Graham’s evangelistic association removed Mormonism as a cult from their website — 3 weeks before the election!! How many millions were given to Samaritan’s Purse because of that?”

This is a game changer that to suppress the basic belief of Christ to vote in a Mormon to somehow, steer America back to conservative Christian values is beyond reasonable comprehension.

Hence the reason for the no vote.

What happened was theno vote” chose not to side in with either candidate because of the president’s and Romney’s support of the sin of homosexuality, and the president’s support for the sin of abortion to cover for the sin of adultery and fornication.

The media made it seem like the issue is about the economy but underlying, the issues turned out to be about sin. Three states joined the band wagon of same sex marriage, and Washington State and Colorado decriminalized marijuana use for medical purposes, in addition to Californication imposing the use of condoms on porn sets to protect porn stars from acquiring STDs including HIV/AIDS.

Paul told Timothy… “nor share in other people’s sins, keep yourself pure.”

That’s what the conservative Christians did. They, like myself, refused to join in and share in other people’s sin, to keep ourselves pure.

Love for God transcends love for country. We seek a better country wherein righteousness dwells.

The direction of this country is at stake but like I said, are we found fighting against the inevitable course of the last days? I do not believe that we should give up on America. However, I do believe that as time progresses, the spiritual climate will continue to deteriorate. Defections from the Lord will increase, apostates and apostasy will increase, and persecution will exponentially rise.

As Jesus said….“The love of many will grow cold.”

Notice that He didn’t distinguish between the righteous and the wicked. For there are many that profess Christ whose love for the brethren is cold, and getting colder.

So if you were one who is second guessing your “no vote,” just remember that the world is on a collision course towards the culmination of all things. Just know that the Lord is not surprised about the outcome, and do not let the world, and well intentioned professed believers discourage you. You were led not to vote. Just look at what may have happened. The Lord is not blind to what happened. This is not a lesser than the two evils situation. It is evil. All evil.

Go back to Jeremiah 17:5-10 and rest confident in the faithfulness of the Lord. Trust also in Him and He will bring His will to pass.

The Failed Attempt To Americanize Christ And Christianity

The presidential election was a disappointment to many Christians. Because the Republican party failed to get into the White House, the wounds of this loss will be felt for a long time. We all know that President Barack Obama has set the nation on a course that is crosswise of the Word of God. We all know his history as a professed believer” fails, big time, of the essentials of what makes a person a genuine, authentic child of God.

It wasn’t so much the president that set the course alone, but rather those that have his ear. Coupled with his version of “faith” and those that “have a form of godliness,” denying its power, we see that this perilous course will continue.

Welcome to the last days.

This is the agenda from here on out.

Protect the right to choose abortion and push, from the executive branch, the sin of homosexuality and other forms of immorality.

As the late Pastor John Osteen, father of Joel Osteen over 30 years ago once said….

“We must have the power of God for the dark days that lie ahead.”

You think?

The economy is being judged and as a result, at any moment, when there is no real solutions to reduce the government’s debt, accept to raise the credit limit, increase taxes, and increase the age of retirement for new hires, grid lock politics between the two parties, and the potential to select possibly two new supreme court justices of the liberal brand, this country could experience a serious collapse.

But is it that serious? 16 trillion dollar deficit and climbing and the high cost of living is a serious threat to this nation.

Consistent with the end times, we are seeing a funneling of economic policies towards a one world system monetarily. While the evidence is still lacking, we really do not see apocalyptic set ups just yet. But when you really do not know how all of this will play itself out, we must heed the admonition of Jesus. Be ready.

The character of a nation is defined by its moral fiber or lack thereof. The “moral” thing to do is to change the definition of morality to that which is “immoral.” See Isaiah 5:20-21.

But one thing is certain. The president’s explanation” of justifying the sins of abortion and homosexuality falls tremendously short of true Biblical values.

If you look at the Republican presidential candidates, we see that many had placed their hopes in someone that is a practicing Mormon.

Just go to their website mormon.org to read what they believe.

When you get to the Mormon page, you will see a picture of Jesus and we do not need reminders of what others “think” of what Jesus looked like. I do not accept pictures of the Lord Jesus because the person putting up these pictures really take away from the Bible’s description. Fixated in our memory are good looking men that does a disservice. In fact, I call it idolatry because none except those that walked with Him, knew what He looked like.

So, please save us all the trouble and get rid of all these pictures. Black. White. All of these pictures are intentionally and deliberately misleading.

Anyway, for the most part, the conservatives on Charisma and other evangelicals thought that by overlooking what Mormons believe, we could some how, backdoor conservative values into the White House to stop the Democratic agenda of abortion and the sin of homosexuality. To check the spead of spiritual erosion.

The 40 Days of Prayer reported in Charisma Magazine reminded me of when there is trouble in the land, break out the good ol’ dependable in battle, Ark of the Covenant. Hophni and Phinehas were priests of sexual perversion. Sons of Belial. Eli, the high priest was overweight and going blind (doesn’t that sound like the prominent preachers of our day and the church) failed to discipline and kill his sons. The Israelites lost the battle against the Philistines twice and Ichabod became the epitaph of Israel. Phinehas’ wife named her child that name and died at child birth. Her husband committed adultery for a long time and they paid with their lives.

Christian conservatives all are wrong, or at the very lease misguided about abortion. Abortion is a solution of demonic proportions. But we have failed to address Secret Sexual Sins. We have failed to address, from the Bible, the evil sins of adultery and fornication. These sins went untouched.

We protest so much against abortion that the cause for pregnancy is completely overlooked.

When was the last time you heard on the anti abortion platform the call to abstain from fornication and adultery?

98% of all abortions are unintended pregnancies. But how did these pregnancies come to be?

Fornication and adultery.

We conservative Christians thought that if we would be outraged about abortion that America would return to Christian values. At the same time, because we thought that when we protest against abortion, and stop the murdering of innocent children, perhaps America would come to its senses. But we see that the world is entrenched in abortion because the world is entrenched in the sin of adultery and fornication.

And this is not to say that if we address the sins of fornication and adultery, abortion would stop.

The church has stuff going on that makes what the world do seem like child’s play.

The disappointment that you all feel as conservative values Christians is in the failure to clean the inside of the bowl first.

Our hypocritical walk before the world is deafening the ears of the world. You can’t argue with professional sinners. They know a sinning child of God when they see one. You can fool yourself, but you can’t fool the ones that watch you walk into their bar for a drink and some booty.

Our loud preaching is followed by our loud hypocrisy.

Sex And The City?

Sex And The Church!

We know that behind the scenes lurk an evil agenda to plunge America further into darkness.

And then the Lord said to me…“They are Americanizing Christianity.”

That’s where the problem is.

For years, we have been saying that Americans were founded on Judao-Christian values as established by the forefathers of this nation. That the founding fathers were Christians. But we sort of side step the fact that some of these guys, including George Washington were Freemasons.

Secret societies that we know is connected to demon power.

We are so proud of our culture as free people that our own freedoms has ensnared the people.

The freedom of free speech has been hijacked. Here is an example.

In prisons across America, the first amendment allows prisoners to have pinups. Just in case some of you all do not know what a pin up is. It is a sex picture. And there is only one purpose. When you are a prisoner, and you can’t have women, except in certain places that allow for conjugal visits, the pin up is a sexual image that men use to gratify themselves. Eventually, they go from fantasy to homosexuality in the prison system. This is a subject but it is related.

Sexual immorality has been interpreted as free speech and this sin is protected, knowing full well that “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. Who can know it?”

These obscenity laws were tested on prime time national TV when NYPD Blue came out. The fixation of soft porn at 10 PM became the standard and they almost got away with it. But the movie houses are filled with soft porn. The new Denzel Washington picture “Flight,” is an example of soft porn. I did not see the movie and I do not intend to, but just to know that soft porn is the norm on the movie set is a clear example of the media teaching the world about the acceptance and normalization of the perversion of sexuality.

Even on national TV, the acceptance as normal of the sin of homosexuality in sitcoms, is indoctrinating the people on the “vile passions” of MSM and FSF. But there is nothing great about HIV/AIDS and other STDs that manifests as a direct result of Secret Sexual Sins.

The point is clear. We must stop trying to fit Christ into the culture of Americanism. Jesus is not an American.

Jesus is Lord.

The culture of America is not Christian. The culture of America is freedom to do as one pleases apart from God. While many will say that the founding fathers were Christians, and there may not be much to dispute it, I find it very hard for a person that claims Jesus as Lord to be bedfellows of secret societies attached to their obituary. It’s a bed of spiritual orgies of epic proportions.

We have been beguiled into thinking that we could some how “return” to what we think is Christianity by Americanizing it. And that is not the way to go. We are to make disciple of every nation. In other words, let God use His people to present the gospel to a person living in America.

The ideals and culture of a nation is bent on perversion and sin. We must drop the notion of trying to change the landscape, leased by the devil. The god of this world is not going to let you usurp what is temporarily in his hands.

The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof. The church is on enemy territory until the complete redemption of Christ occurs.

Let’s be found doing what we are called to do. Make disciples, not remake a nation.

There is strong disagreement. People honestly believe that the entire nation would turn. Look outside your window, spiritually. The decline has continued. Revival in Nineveh can happen, but with all places that turn away from God afterwards, they returned to their vomit, never to recover. The days of America have already been numbered. The grace of God may have extended it. More like mercy to me.

Matthew 24 tells us plainly of these things that the decline of nations must take place.

Welcome to the last days.