There was an article written by Dr. Michael Brown that shared about a man attending a pastor’s wife’s birthday party. The pastor was the DJ and played worldly secular music with vulgar language.
The wife of the pastor danced to the music, according to the article, as if she were a stripper in a strip club.
I read an article called “The Seamless Fabric” a few years ago and porn, masturbation, strip clubs, prostitution, sex trafficking for the sex trade, child kidnapping, drugs, alcohol, and other things are inseparable. Also porn stars are prostitutes.
The low pay that porn stars receive, between 150 and 350 for 16 hours of work obviously is not enough. These low end porn stars prostitute themselves and get paid within the range of 1000 and 3000 dollars for one hour’s work.
Years ago when I was involved in porn and masturbation, I deliberately deceived myself into thinking that when I did porn that it was disconnected from all the other things listed above.
When I bought PPV porn, I didn’t realize that my 14.99 paid the porn producer, the drugs she may have used on the set to help her cope through the rape scenes, the gas for the vehicles of kidnapers. Everyone gets a piece of the pie when you pay.
You may not think so. When you are so deceived, it is very easy to compartmentalize, trivialize, and separate what you are doing from the crimes committed while attempting to please yourself.
I said all this to get you to see that if the pastor’s wife is acting in this manner, it is clear that her husband may have serious connections to the underworld. In fact, it is possible that they watch porn together. While I do not have facts to back up my claim, based on preponderance, there is a clear possible connection.
I could be wrong.
Today, there are many professed believers that believe that it is perfectly fine to sin because of “grace.”
Grace didn’t deliver you from sin to commit more sin. Grace delivered you as a favor from God to give to you eternal salvation that you do not deserve.
Then grace works in you to abstain from sin (see Romans 6:1).
Ephesians 2:8-9 says “For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.”
In other words, there is no amount of works that could ever save us. We do not abstain from sin as a work to get into the kingdom. We work righteousness as a result of the Lord giving us the power to abstain.
A lightbulb is powerless until it is placed in the lamp stand with the power turned on.
It can’t work until it is hooked up to power.
Such it is with grace. Our salvation need power that can only come from God. If a lightbulb could work without power, there would be no need to be hooked up.
These pastors and others sin because Romans 3:18 says, “They have no fear of God before their eyes.”
When you have no fear of God before your eyes, it is very easy to say….from Ezekiel 8:12 “Then He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, ‘The Lord does not see us, the Lord has forsaken the land.’”
When you deceive yourself into saying that the Lord doesn’t see you, and you are not afraid to sin against God, Ecclesiastes 8:11 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.”
So because there is no fear of God in the eyes of the pastor and his wife, there is no question that there is no fear of God before the eyes of those that watch porn while God watches you.
There was a time that I had no regard for God and His Word. I preached it but I didn’t live it. In hypocrisy I lived. While I was watching porn and masturbating (because no one watches porn and not masturbate), God was watching with me. If I had any sense, which I didn’t, I could feel the grief of God. But also, I could just only imagine the rage of jealousy in His eyes as another lover consumed me.
I played the harlot. Spiritual adultery. I was unfaithful to God. I allowed another lover to take my heart.
Upon reading this title, some of you probably thought that God approves. We are all human and he understands our flesh. They were just having fun at a party. It’s just a party. Don’t we have a right to party?
What a poor excuse.
When you cast of restraint, the church loses its testimony as a house of righteousness and holiness.
Proverbs 29:18 says “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.”
The Amplified Bible says. “Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man] —blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he.”
The same thing happened at Shiloh. The ark of the covenant was taken, God uses Eli’s weight to kill him, Hophni and Phinehas committed sexual immorality and lost their lives in battle, Phinehas’ wife gives birth to Ichabod and dies during child birth.
The glory departed.
The eyes of Eli grew dim and it was indicative of this Scripture…..1 Samuel 3:1-3a “And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see; And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was…”
When people can’t see or when people refuse to see because they cast off restraint, the light goes out. Eli was a leader and if the leader can’t see, the people can’t see either. Or if the leader refuses to see, the people will refuse to see too.
This is self deception that suppresses the knowledge of the truth. As I read the article, many will read into this and feel outraged that a pastor and his wife would do such a thing. But one thing that I’ve noticed is that while there was some words addressing the grace of God and other issues, the one thing that was missing, and I could be wrong, was the lack of the fear of God.
No one is afraid of God any more.
I understand that it is easy to apply “legalism” to this statement about the fear of God but look very carefully at the time Israel provoked the Lord and you will see the hot displeasure of the Lord.
Fast forward this into the NT, and we do not see the hot displeasure of the Lord except with Ananias and Sapphira. We also see this with Herod when he was eaten of worms. Then there is Elymas the sorcerer that was blinded for withstanding the gospel. In each instance, “great fear” came upon the believers.
In 1 Corinthians 11, Paul mentioned about taking communion unworthily or in the wrong manner, and that all who do so end up “sick, weak, and fall asleep,” because they didn’t “judge themselves.”
In this dispensation of grace, we see that the Lord is still serious about the fear of the Lord. Look at the book of Revelation and we will see that in chapters 1 through 3, the Lord is still dealing with the church when 5 of 7 churches allowed certain worldly doctrines to infiltrate the “called out ones.”
There is only one reason why false doctrine infiltrates the church.
No fear of God.
We begin to teach strange doctrine that Paul warned us about in Galatians chapter 1, Acts 20, and 1 Timothy 1.
In 1 Corinthians Paul turns over a member of the church to satan for the destruction of the flesh that they may be saved because this man had his father’s wife. An incestuous relationship not even heard of in the world and it happened in the church. Paul does it again in 2 Timothy to those that blasphemed so that people would be afraid to sin against the Lord because two men brought in a cancerous doctrine.
Paul also said to Timothy to rebuke the elders that sin so that others would be afraid to sin.
Clearly, these doctrines are missing today because there is no fear of God before our eyes.
In the same manner, when it comes to sexual sins, we “invent” doctrines to either justify and or permit our indulgence in the sins we, as the late pastor David Wilkerson would say, “made a covenant with.”
Making a covenant with sins demands that you either suppress the truth of the Scriptures or use a perverted twist of the Scriptures to continue in sin.
Covenant with sin demands that you walk into the house of the Lord without any fear to commit sin. That’s why it is easy for pastors, and their wives to have these lewd parties.
Romans 13:13 “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.”
The sad thing is that there were probably members of the church that were there. According to this article, other pastors and their wives were there. There is no question about 2 Peter 3:3-4 “…knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”
They are not ready for the coming of the Lord. They are scoffers or mockers that mock the coming of the Lord.
Matthew 24:43-44 says “But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
And that’s where there is an absence of the fear of the Lord. They do not think that Jesus is coming back, so they begin to live riotously.
Matthew 24:48-51 “But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
We pray that they would repent and return to the Lord. To produce godly sorrow for grieving the Lord. To come back to obedience to the faith before the Lord returns.
The story about the pastor and his wife could be read here.
Dr. Michael Brown describes in unambiguous terms, by the Holy Spirit, that there may come a day when preaching against Secret And Overt Sexual Sins will land you “in jail.” It’s a reminder of what we are supposed to be doing as far as the gospel is concerned. The slumber that we are in is loud and clear as a person snoring like a buzz saw.
This article underscores the sleeping giant of the church that missed opportunity after opportunity to “Awake out of sleep.”
Chance after chance has been given to us. Additionally, Dr. Brown had an interview with Jonathan Cahn, NYT best seller of The Harbinger.
“The Mystery Of The Shemitah Unlocked” is regarding America under judgment. I won’t elaborate on the contents of the book but it appears that the Lord is putting two and two together. You would have to be a stoned to miss this.
Along with Perry Stone, Bill Cloud, Donald Perkins and many other end times prophetic preachers and teachers, there is growing evidence that America is in for a big wake up. Additionally, the end times is setting itself up and if we are not careful, we will miss the greatest event of all time to date.
The catching away of the church.
But if I know the church well enough, even when something (judgment) happens, the church will just roll over in bed as if God can’t do anything more.
You are sadly mistaken.
God did say that He would shake both heaven and earth (see Hebrews 12:25-29).
A nation isn’t judged just because of the sins it commits.
Peter warned us in 1 Peter 4:17 that “…judgment must begin at the house of God.”
Just like the nation of Israel was judged before those that did harm to Israel were judged, so must the church be judged in the same way before the world is judged.
However, as Paul said by the Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 11:31-32,
“If we would judge ourselves we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.”
How do we judge ourselves?
When we repent and ask the Lord to forgive us. Then we seek not to be under the bondage of sin ever again. True deliverance is when you overcome sins guilt and power by the grace of God, in obedience to the Word of God. Simply put, you stop playing church and act like a believer in Jesus.
The barometer of a nation is determined by the church. If sin is evident in the church, the world believes that it’s immune to any form of judgment.
Why is this?
Because the church believes that it’s immune to the judgment of God.
With unbelievable impunity, we sin like it’s a common or regular thing to do inside the church. There is no humility so the Lord opens the flood gates to bring humiliation.
Great nations that have fallen in the past had an immunity or sense of arrogance because the people and leaders in the church are arrogant. It’s like we think that because we are great, we can do what we want.
Such pride is destined for destruction.
The purpose of judgment is to correct and warn the people to get right before God. When the church, after judgment, refuses to come to the Lord in repentance, humility, and mourning for its sins, God initiates consequential judgment.
To date, very few would dare bow a knee in repentance. It’s business as usual in the house of the Lord. I agree with Jonathan Cahn that revival can happen even when judgment falls. It’s in hopes that the church would return to the Lord, and that we would minister to the nation the pure gospel of God.
Sadly, there are many black leaders that are still under the spell of Obama. It’s even voiced that there is hatred towards Obama.
Quite the contrary.
There must be a love for God and His commandments. For we prove our love for Him when we keep His commandments (see John 14:15 and 1 John 5:1-5. The president has yet to display to believers in the United States that he loves the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. A child of God never comes short in loving the Lord to the degree that a child of God hates sin on the same level as God does.
This very nation’s existence is in the balance.
The prophets of God are not speaking the word of the Lord. The pastors are protecting their current president by saying that there is hatred for Obama. Not realizing that the policies that the president is imposing is against the Word of God (see James 4:4). It won’t be long before preachers will be thrown in jail for standing up for what is right.
John the Baptist was an example of this when he stood against Herod and told him that he can’t have his brother’s wife. It cost John jail, and the losing of his life by way of beheading.
Doesn’t this sound similar somewhere in the Middle East?
Here in the United States, if the path towards abolishing the first amendment is becoming a very real, clear and present danger to preaching the gospel, it is certain that many preachers will change their tune and deny the Lord Jesus Christ. The world believes that the only way to silence God is to silence His true preachers. The Jews in the Old Testament know all to well that it doesn’t work. For God keeps sending more true preachers and prophets.
Nonetheless, if you are a preacher of the Lord, you have a job to do.
If you run in the face of adversity, it only reveals that you weren’t called to begin with. Or you were called but over time you changed your mind about preaching against sexual sins because you are neck deep in Secret Sexual Sins yourself.
Preaching against sin and the current administrations policies on homosexuality and abortion will cost you preaching engagements. The preacher friends will walk away from you. Your circle of close preacher friends will diminish. Like roaches, they will scatter from you because your stand against sin is real and theirs is a farce. You begin to see who your real friends are when they walk away from you because you do not support sin. Or you do not support a black president that hurled America head long into the pit of the sin of homosexuality and abortion that is currently in office. Or the opposite happens.
Because you walk “not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;” nor dwell with hypocrite preachers, you walk away from them and it doesn’t mean you hate them. You hate trying to play like you agree with them knowing that they no longer agree with God and His Word.
As a result of living a convicted life, they refuse to be convicted and begin to make excuses.
The article from Dr. Michael Brown could be read here.
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.
I came across a very fascinating interview with Sid Roth and Dr. Michael Brown.
They were discussing “false grace.”
First, false grace is taught as one that believes that the OT is no longer needed and because we are in the NT, grace completely replaced the law. This false grace doctrine may have similarities to the gospel of inclusion doctrine.
Anytime a doctrine leads away from sin and hell, it’s a false doctrine. Sin and hell, as taught by Jesus are consistent mainstay doctrines.
While the Lord Jesus came to set us free from sin, we must not continue in sin. Romans 6:1 is very clear. Paul said, “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid!”
One of the most fascinating definitions that Dr. Brown gave on grace is the fact that in some places in the NT, grace, in the Greek, is unmerited favor, but in other places where grace was used, grace, in the NT, means God’s “empowerment” or enablement. It other words, God gives us supernatural ability to overcome temptation or other things that are against the nature of God.
That’s why when you hear “favor is not fair,” it’s about the prosperity mess………..I mean message, than about overcoming sin. Which is the original intent of grace to begin with.
The grace of God has more to do with developing the character of God by the help of the Holy Spirit than with getting away with sin.
The new birth is about a change of character or nature from sinner to a disciple of Christ.
For years, many of the faith teachers of the past erroneously taught that grace completely superseded the law. The law was fulfilled by the Lord Jesus when He died on the cross. Here is the reason. Many of these teachers believe that negative preaching or preaching about sin is no longer necessary because of grace. Coupled with this false grace teaching is the “righteousness of God” teaching. That’s because you are the righteousness of God, every promise of God is afforded you regardless of the way you live.
When a preacher preaches against sin, it is called negative preaching. The reason this is called negative preaching is because people do not want to hear about the sins they commit. Many believers run straight to Matthew 7:1 to run for cover.
But Proverbs 28:13 says,
“He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”
You see, as long as your sins are not on the table, you feel safe to attend church. The seats stay filled. The moment that sin is discussed, it’s over. People will not go and the people there will not stay. That’s why positive confession and all that has more to do with making people feel good than correcting the areas that need correction.
Paul told Timothy. “Preach the Word! Be instant in season and out of season. Reprove, rebuke, and exhort with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine. For they will heap up for themselves teachers, having tickling ears. They will turn away from the truth and turn unto fables.”
False grace is one of these fables.
Grace never gives us permission to sin. Grace helps us to overcome sin.
To receive the correction about false grace is the greatest fear of preachers because it’s now about money. When people come, money come. When people leave, money leave. So you want to preach a positive, uplifting, feel good mess………….I mean message.
Tagging along with this mess…………I mean message, is that the Lord loves you.
And yes, He loves you unconditionally. His unconditional love was demonstrated in the sending of His Son to die for our sins to set us free from sin, so we would not spend eternity in hell. His love is further expressed when He tells you the truth about your thoughts, deeds, and speech.
He exposes your sins through a series of means and methods when we resist the Holy Spirit.
Hypocrisy in the pulpit and in the pew is very destructive. When a pastor spends time in porn and masturbation, and then attempt to preach the Word, he or she will never discuss sin. If they do discuss sin, it most often will be in the second or third person. The thing that I love about the Lord is that for every David, there is a Nathan. As long as we remain in sin, because the Lord loves us, He will do everything to help us come out of sin, but there comes a point where the grace of God comes to assist you.
We sin willfully because we falsely believe that we would not get exposed like David did but it doesn’t negate the fact that our number may come up. We have established a false sense of security that the Lord wouldn’t expose us. It is arrogance and pride that fools the mind into staying longer in sin than intended.
As the prophet Moses said, “Be sure your sin will find you out.”
It’s just a matter of time. The intent is not to embarrass us but to help us. As Paul said, “For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged so we wouldn’t be condemned with the world.”
When the Lord send the Word to correct, rebuke, chastise, and admonish us, it is not pleasant as Hebrews 12:3-17 tells us.
And when we are not confronted about sin, we could easily hide like Adam and Eve did in the Garden. The Lord demands that we expose ourselves and the deeds we do so that we could be corrected.
As long as we pretend that the grace of God covers our faults, people never get free and remain in bondage.
That’s why it is easy to stay in Secret Sexual Sins. We could watch porn and masturbate, make the excuse that we are under grace, and continue in sin like God is good with it.
The Bible tells us in Romans 8:1-2 that “There is no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus who do not walk after the flesh but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life, in Christ Jesus, has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
This is the reason behind why many people do not believe that repentance, holiness, sanctification, consecration, and righteousness is necessary.
However, we still need the foundation of the OT because there are tremendous examples of the NT writers where they used and quoted from the OT. If the OT weren’t necessary, they would not have quoted from it to anchor their points.
For instance, there are many men and women of God that commit adultery and they take a page out of David’s book. David, as you know committed adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband killed to cover his sin. In particular, many men hide behind David’s act and how God took away his sin. For the rest of David’s reign, he was chased by his own family. He wasn’t allowed to build the temple because he had much blood on his hands, including Uriah’s blood. He started as a shepherd boy, and ran for his life almost to the very end.
He was able to kill Goliath but the Goliath within him called sexual immorality, he could not kill.
The other thing that is interesting is that the sects of Judaism used the law to bring about “legalism.” Legalism is imposing stringent requirements upon the people that placed people in bondage as opposed to giving people liberty to serve the living God, free of sin. The whole intent of legalism is to glory in the works of the flesh apart from the enabling power of God to work the Word with the assistance of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 15 is a classic example of resolving legalism, along with the book of Hebrews.
No man could conquer sin on their own power or merits. We need to obey the Word of God with the help of the Holy Spirit.
The law cannot give life but grace through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus gives life.
Here is the link to the discussion.