From the Biblical prospective, God created male and female. To become one flesh, they must be married and they are authorized to copulate and have children. Today, we are seeing a continual increase in young males becoming homosexuals and bisexual.
It is no surprise. The media and other instruments serve to demonically assist males to divert from the normal pattern to that which is abnormal.
Here is the results from a salacious website that I will not provide the link to. But the information contained is stunning.
“During a teleconference Tuesday, the CDC delivered fresh statistics showing that young people between the ages of 13 and 24 account for 26 percent of new HIV infections in part because 60 percent of them don’t know they are infected.
“Young gay and bisexual men report much higher levels of risky behavior than their heterosexual peers,” CDC Director Thomas Frieden says. “Gay and bisexual males are much more likely to have multiple sex partners, inject drugs, use alcohol and drugs before sex and more likely to not use condoms.”
The CDC analysis includes data from 2010 and is the latest information on HIV infections, testing and risk behaviors among young people.
Each month, some 1,000 young people are infected with HIV and, in 2010, 72 percent of those new infections occurred in young gay and bisexual men. For young black gay men, the numbers are more stark: They account for 39 percent of all new infections among the 13 to 24 age group.”
It is clear that this pandemic affects African Americans. Couple that with abortion and we can see why our African American population is deceasing. Sadly, the NAACP and other interconnected organizations and supporters will not lift a finger to sound the alarm. It’s difficult for them to do so because African American pastors are not serious about changing. When you are sympathetic to the sin of homosexuality and you erroneously equate the sin of homosexuality with the Civil Rights struggle, it is very easy to overlook the countless caskets, filled with our people who were lied to.
Sadly, and most profoundly, the countless numbers of people that never made Jesus as Lord and Savior that lifted their eyes in hell. For the Bible says that “the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of heaven.”
The other thing that is pathetic is that, according to an article passed to us on FB by Pastor DL Foster of GCMWatch, that after the election, African Americans had the nerve to press president Obama about education and unemployment issues, to have a seat at the table.
I guess we really got our priorities together.
So being that we have our priorities together, we can really look good. Mass murderers resulting from adultery and fornication, and proponents of the sin of homosexuality.
Having this priority together, we are really smart, intelligent, and looking to slap ourselves on the back for having elected and re-elected the first black president to make sure that we continue our gold star, “we shall overcome” movement.
It’s said that more deaths with occur. But when it’s all over, people will, after they die, say….“Man. God was right all along.”
The old guard Civil Rights tactics of accusing true church leaders of homophobia and discrimination has mesmerized and stupefied the majority of the 12% population of African Americans. There is no excuse to continue to watch our young African American boys go down this path of homosexuality and bisexuality. However, it is clear that as far as sin is concerned, the world will do everything possible to keep sin.
In the church, this is a tragedy of epic proportions.
We must continue to sound the alarm. Too often, when the alarm is sounded, people are used to the sound and roll over in bed. But, keep rolling over. When this hits your door step, you will pay attention.
Since the NAACP really doesn’t have any influence and since the African American leadership in the church is in bed, literally, with Secret Sexual Sins, is there any chance for this gaping breach to be closed?
I am reminded that these are the last days.
There are many African American pastors that is preaching and living the Word of God out. Their example of living holy in an unholy world is exemplary, but is it enough?
The one thing that we must never do is give up and give in to the devil. We must fight to the last man and woman.
Young girls are caught in the middle.
It is a serious possibility that single women will end up infected, pregnant, or both. If the trend continues, it’s almost as if we are seeing a stead decline to where the African American family edges closer and closer to non-existence.
For instance, in the 1940’s and 1950’s roughly 47% of families had a mother and father that were married in the home. Today, it is roughly 15%. Families do well when there is a married to one woman male in the home. With the divorce rate at around 50% with the vast majority of divorces having a root cause of porn and masturbation, prostitution, and bisexuality as a significant contributor to divorces, the women are definitely under attack.
In reading the book of Revelation 12, we see that the woman is constantly being attacked. While she was partly to blame for the debacle in the Garden, yet, the Lord still used her (Mary) to birth the Savior of the world through the immaculate conception of Christ. And after the birth of Christ, she is still being attacked.
Now, it seems that she is being intentionally isolated by the depletion of available single males. It is impossible for righteous seed to flood the earth if males increasingly become bisexual or homosexual, or serves himself with porn, prostitutes, fornicate, and commit adultery, and have self sex. Males are sexually out of control and they haven’t figured out that true intimacy comes from being in fellowship with the One that created him.
If there was ever a time for the church to sound the alarm, now is the time.
But the sound of the alarm on a sinking ship is an alarm too late.
Or is it?
The question is not “Where is God?”
The question is “Adam, where are you?”
When God asks a question, it’s never for His benefit. The Lord is omniscient or all knowing. The Father knows all.
Man, you need to get back to God to find where you are. You are in a crisis and the numbers do not lie.
While they are saying that abortion is on the decline by 5%, the hidden statistic is the over the counter abortion pill. If you can eliminate a child by taking a pill, it is not considered an abortion where a doctor surgically murder a child. You murder the child through a “morning after” pill. Heaven still mourns when a morning after pill is used to kill a child.
Where are you, man?
You are supposed to protect and serve the family.
Where are you, man?
Is it true that you really do not care and that you are thinking with your urges and impulses leading the way?
Where are you, man?
This crisis could end with you. This pandemic of death, this cycle of destruction can stop.
It is very easy to preach what Paul said to women, “Women, if you are burning, for the sake of sexual immorality, find a husband.”
But where can you find them if they are not in church, but out there in the world? Where can you find them when they are trafficking among males in homosexual bars, and such? Where can an available single woman find an available, clean single male. A virgin?
Women are crying out to the Lord for some semblance of normalcy and cannot find any because a male is incapable of living with his pants zipped up.
Pray, saints. Pray God’s power to rise in the churches to stop promiscuity among our children. Pray God’s power to fill the hearts and minds of men before they see the ill gotten pleasures of lust, that takes them to places that they thought they would never go. Pray that God have mercy before a man loses his virginity and becomes sexually experienced with the destructive forces of Secret Sexual Sins.
“Call upon Me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you do not know about.” Jeremiah 33:3
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.”
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.
A lot of heads are hanging. Some have even shed tears about the future of this nation.
But in many states, jubilation.
The one thing that struck me is that when sin is permitted, and there is jubilation over the righteous, it is an ominous sign that these are the last days.
So, what was really accomplished?
Many that professed to believe in Christ went crosswise of the Word and suppressed the truth to vote for Barack Obama or for Mitt Romney.
Sadly, many that voted against the president were disappointed.
Many evangelicals thought that by voting for Mitt Romney, a devote Mormon, sort of, kind of endorsed by Reverend Billy Graham, that America would see some of the things enacted by President Obama reversed. While the election count was not a mandate in the popular vote, the Electoral College vote makes it seems like there is a mandate on the Democratic agenda.
If you take a good look, this election wasn’t just about the re-election of President Barack Obama.
Behind the scenes, we have seen three states affirm gay marriage, marijuana legalized, and condoms to be used on porn sets to protect against STDs and HIV/AIDS. It’s not an opinion. It is a fact that all condom use circumvents the consequential judgment attached to the sin of fornication and adultery. The secondary use of condoms is to prevent conception, thus fostering the climate for sexual perversion.
Note what the Lord Jesus said about adultery and fornication in Matthew 17:19,
“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”
This is the same Jesus that the world seeks to worship but stay in sin. This is the same Jesus that the world wants the church to be like. But the way the world wants the church to be like is completely different from what Jesus said in His Word what His church is to be like.
I think it was Ghandi that said, “We do not have a problem with Christ. We have a problem with you Christians.”
If we who believe in Christ is adhering to the teaching of Christ in following the Word of God about deliverance from sin and living holy lives, then it is not we that is the problem.
It is you.
We cannot help but testify of the overcoming power of the blood of Jesus and the deliverance from the power and guilt of sin.
Besides, the world can’t tell believers how we are to be like.
John 1:12 says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:”
To believe on His name is confirmed when you do what He says.
For the Lord Jesus said, in Matthew 7:21-23…..
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? ’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”
John further confirms a true adherent of the Lord when he said this in 1 John 5:3…..
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.”
The church has “One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism. One God, and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”
But the Father is not the Father of sinners. The devil is the father of all sinners.
Notice what Paul said in Ephesians 2:2-3….
“…in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.”</strong>
So their spiritual nature dictates what the mind and flesh does, in obedience to the spirit that works in the children of disobedience.
This is also called “the law of sin and death” (see Romans 8:1-2).
The world wants the church to be tolerant of sin. In what the Lord Jesus said, there is no tolerance of sin. In what the Lord said here, He identifies the source of all sin.
Notice what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10……
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”
This is just to remind all who intend to sin that the world doesn’t own God. And the world doesn’t own the child of God. And the world doesn’t have a right to dictate to the true believers of the Lord Jesus Christ what we are to believe, how we are to believe, and to keep silence.
On the contrary, we will continue to shout it from the house tops. We will not flinch nor fail in our responsibility of living and preaching the unadulterated gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. And we will not speak in hatred. We will not act unbecoming of a child of God. We do not hate sinners. We do not despise the unrighteous.
Our fight is against those that stand against against the truth. No matter what practicing homosexual or lesbian groups have in store in terms of their agenda. No matter those that affirm or assent to the sins of fornication, adultery, and bisexuality. We know the source of these vile passions. They are demonically and diabolically inspired.
Therefore, we hate the devil and his demons. We hate the evil one. We hate the devil with perfect hatred.
Paul said, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, and against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in the heavenly places.”
This is a spiritual warfare that requires that the church, under the direction of the Head of the Church to wage with the weapons of our warfare which are mighty in God to the pulling down of strongholds. Casting down reasonings and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.
You can write up all the laws for sin you want. We are in the last days and the Lord already set in motion the end of it all. The world has no control over the throne of God, and they, sure enough, do not have control over the God who sits upon the throne.
MIGHTY IS OUR GOD!
At His own time and choosing, He will bring this all to an end.
So for those that are still trying to make sense of this past election, just know that the Lord was never caught off guard.
The events that are present, and before us must surely come to pass.
Remember. These are the days of Noah and Lot. We all know what happened in those days. Just read Luke 17. We know that the church will continue to lose its influence because we live and love sin so much more than the Lord.
Yet, there is a remnant that will not bow their knee to Baal, or the devil.
We will not let man dictate to the church what the church is to do or believe. The world doesn’t dictate to the Head of the Church. Now, mind you that the world and the devil would love to get rid of the church. That can’t happen because the devil can’t do anything about the true believers in the church. He can only sit there and watch like a spoiled brat.
I remember that I am the Lord’s child before I am an American, and before I am a Black man.
As a born again child of God, my future in Christ is eternally secure. So my head never hung after the election count came in. While watching the election, there was no doubt about the outcome. When you have inside information from the throne of God, you never sigh.
That’s why I love the Lord and keep His commandments. I am a doer of the Word and not a hearer only.
As far as the rest of the church that is straddling the fence,they love to sound like they are so close to the Lord but when you look at what is really going on in your life, your testimony may be shallow at best. People cannot actually discern the difference of Christ in your life. The way you talk, text, watch TV, speak crudely and cruelly. There is no love for the brothers and sisters in the Lord.
The spirit of apostasy will take out more “so called” saints. They will walk away from the Lord because they do not know how to endure to the end. They will contend with the Bible and the true saints of God. They will reason their way over the Word to continue in sin. They are on the fumes of grace. Some are on the fumes of mercy. Many, sadly, are living like the foolish virgins. Spending all their money on other things and like before, they will look to bum oil for their lamps off the wise virgins.
But I got news for you. You’ve bummed oil for the last time.
For the true church, let’s get back to being busy for the Lord. We’ve worried too much about America, not realizing that America is just a country that we believers in Christ occupy temporarily. We must remember that the course is set and there is nothing that we could do to alter what must come to pass.
We must remember that we are ambassadors for the Lord. The local church is His embassy. We are here, journeying through. While we are on this journey, we try to win as many as we can to the Lord, for physical death, should Christ tarry, is inevitable. The judgment soon to follow.
We must remember that when we are trying to save a nation, we must ask a the question….“Why?”
Isn’t the task before us to make disciples from these nations?Have we forgotten the first and only job of the church is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the power of God unto salvation. We have taken a page out of the apostles in asking Jesus if He is going to establish a kingdom and pull the Jews out from Roman dominance. In all actually, the Christians are looking to change the politics so that we can have our bed of ease and not confront the sin in and outside the church.
My… have we forgotten Daniel’s prophesy about the last empire and the everlasting empire that cannot and will not ever be destroyed?
If we really look at it. Are we trying to prevent what must come to pass or are we putting patriotism over Christianity? Are we directly interfering with the etched in eternity plan of God for America? Like Nineveh, perhaps we might repent like Nineveh. They repented. The whole nation in sackcloth and ashes, with fasting, but they were eventually destroyed. Or are we trying to save our culture from the inevitable? It’s the same with the prosperity message. Are we duping ourselves into thinking that the economic events of our times is just for a short season or is it judgment on the monetary system because of covetousness?
Then when you really look at it, why is the church so impotent when given the opportunity to be a solid testimony to the world, and our modern day prominent preachers are wimpy and live compromised lives? And you know exactly who I am talk about! Some sit next to Jezebels and high priestesses on their talk shows and bow to their gods of gossip and sin. Mixing with the world instead of taking a page out of Moses and Elijah to vehemently curse their shows as well as offer an altar call right on their show.
There is a lot to be done. So, if you have shed a tear about the election, it is time to get up and fight the good fight of faith and lay hold on eternal life. It is time to be salt and light in the earth. Stop looking at America like it is the church. It is not. Believers of the Lord Jesus Christ make up the church. And God is not surprised by these events. Let’s move from the place of mourning to the place of walking in the will of God and “Preach Until Sinners Hear.”
Credit for this quote goes to Pastor DL Foster.
But here it is…Out of the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established….
I was impressed by the Lord to capture this moment and put it in a blog because we are about to see something that we’ve been crying out to God for, for a long time. We are in the middle of a shift planned and purpose by divine province and we are just getting in on this.
Sexual immorality has always plagued the church but it is usually masked with a series of “so close” to the truth preaching and teaching that we can’t detect sexual immorality unless a scandal is exposed.
The roots of these messages is in the Jezebels and Ahab in church leadership. That’s why the devil was successful in bringing about same sex and marriages of same sex into a church like a freight train. It is indicative of the fact that the church is weak and impotent. The church is on the plains of MOAB and we are overrun in the Mother Of All Battles called sexual immorality.
But, a danger close mission is underway.
God always uses small things to locate His people and those that are in tune with God will see the manifestation of shifts, adjustments, and divine change where the true encounter of God will be there waiting.
What is this shift, adjustment, and divine change where the true encounter of God will be there waiting?
“That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water through the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church without having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”
My thanks to Minister William Walton for being obedient to post on FB this partial powerful quote of an incident that took place.
From Minister William Walton today (10-23-2012 FB post), a partial quote….“Too, many cowardly, charmin soft, henlike men; and too many butch, loudmouth, Jezebel women coming to their defense.
You can have it. This is YOUR black church.”
I followed with a comment……
That is so on…..Charmin soft…. Mr. Whiffle kind of people are Ahab. Make no mistake about it. And Jezi….they are out there by the thousands, seeking “empowerment.”
Another form of witchcraft that they call “anointing.”
Pastor DL Foster followed with this post on FB……
“Sorry, Im no longer a part of the institutionalized system of man-controlled ponzi organizations called the black church. Since God has left, I felt it expeditiously prudent that I depart as well. As Minister William Walton said,” You can have YOUR black church”
I posted, at length these posts on FB prior to Minister William Walton on 10/22/2012…
Get ready! Get ready! Get Ready!
More friends will have to be dropped before and after November 6.
More will become friends of God and give sin and the devil eviction notices and pink slips.
More devils attached to your friends will be detached from your life as they get mad about your full and complete devotion and unadulterated commitment to God, for “where the Spirit of The Lord is there is liberty.”Sometimes, you are only as free as the company you keep.
Water spilling out all over the place because the vessel has holes in his or her life. Instead of being holy, we are broken cisterns that con hold no water. The water spilling out all over the place because there is no personal relationship with the Lord of the fountain of living waters.
God fill me. Water is poured. And you leave empty because you are not whole.”
“From the Bible. How to spot a Jezebel? They never submit to male leadership, they search for weak willed, barely can think for themselves, disgruntled women to manipulate, coerce, and deceive them join her ranks, Jezebels are spiritually and mentally domineering, they know enough Word to mix it with their opinion to sound like it is God, they are condescending of strong male leadership, and they will assassinate them on sight with strong Words, they act almost like on the level of militant, domineering “beards” lesbians, and they despise and defy the pastor’s wife.”
“Watch them FB Jezebels too. They are ever so slick. Hard to detect them but you can see domineering signs and signals. Don’t be like Ahab, a weak male, emotional sissy, that can think for himself. Ahab is a sucker and will never muster courage to put a wife that usurp male authority. Usurping male authority of a husband for empowerment purposes and not to help a husband fulfill the will of God, in balance of a relationship, is a clear sign of domineering.
And when they are loud and boisterous, that’s a clear sign of a headstrong woman. A strong woman in a husband’s life never seek to dominate but her strength is as Peter said, of the inner heart. She is confident, yet, knows when, how, and what to say to godly influence her husband. She never chases her husband to the rooftop. And she never dishonors God by entertaining demonic thoughts to use her sexuality in provocative ways to get what she wants.”
Finally, today, I posted this as a comment…..
It’s time to expose the common themes of “empowerment, anointing, purpose, and blessing.” These common themes is what attracts the wrong crowd to places where nothing is really happening. Nothing but sin and detachment from God. In another post, Pastor DL and I were taken aback by Malachi 2. This is why we are so impotent and the devil has gotten us comfortable in just the emotions where there is no real definite power of God to change the heart.
What’s so interesting is the when you deal with just the emotional feeling and translate that into empowerment and then call it the anointing, the results are always the same…No real manifestation of the presence of God for lasting change into the character of Christ is evident.
The emotional rational thinking that by shouting and jumping, and tears, and all is not an indication of the move of God.
The character of man is challenged by the Holy Spirit in the Word to alter something that once resisted God. When you can cry it can mask the unwillingness that follows afterwards.
When you do something different than you did before and not go backwards, that’s true change. When you hold yourself from falling into sin, that’s supernatural. When you yield to sin after receiving an “anointing” that’s demonic empowerment to abuse 1 John 1:9.
Real change takes place when you truly hate sin. And that means hate it for the rest of your life.
Pastor DL Foster came out with another powerful post…..
“I’d like to rename the PUSH (pray until something happens) acronym to PUSH Preach Until Sinners Hear.”
Then Pastor DL followed with this comment….
“I believe if we reintroduce preaching with power (not prosthetics) and aim it at sinners (instead of trying to get them to live their best life now while they are still in danger of hellfire) we will see a dethronement of jezzybelle in the church.”
These posts were a result of one man of God that had enough of watching something that is common in african American churches. A weak male pastor and a headstrong Jezebel.
All across the nation, the Lord is speaking into the church to look at the chaos and bring order. Everything comes out of order first. But when the devil did what he did, he brought chaos.
I’ve already gone through a long discourse on Jezebel and there is no need to rehash what the spirit of Jezebel is intending to do. However, I will say this that there is an alert that this spirit is not making a resurgence. This spirit is in the house. Many churches are in chaos because male leadership is not in place and in proper order in the house of the Lord.
The spirit of Jezebel is always looking for weak male leadership. And in some cases, the male pastor’s wife may exhibit signs of a Jezebel if you are not careful. Not all male and female pastor teams are like this but there is no doubt in my mind that the connection to the latest “empowerment” messages is at the root of these issues in the church.
For years, I wondered so much about female church leadership and the Lord brought to my attention that there is order. Divine Order.
I said…”God is about to deal with me and this is not going to be comfortable.”
When ever God desires order in the house, it begins with what He established first. Never mind everything else. God is God of order. If there is no order, there is chaos. Even chaos looks controlled but it always ends up in destruction.
When God sets thing in order, it is for a reason. When things are out of order, no one will think straight.
Jezebel is not about order but disorder, confusion, and disruption of the power and purpose of God. If we do not come back to order, we will see nothing but chaos in the church and we are already on fumes.
With the “empowerment” messages, go to Gay Christian Movement Watch and look for articles about Dr. Juanita Bynum. All these empowerment, self help, self improvement messages are from the devil and not God. When there is a connection to sexual immorality and make no mistake about it, it is clear that the church is under the spell of sorcery and witchcraft because the church is out of order and in chaos.
Just as there must be order in the divine Godhead, man and woman must be brought under divine order in His house.
These catchy words is what is driving people crazy to go to these places and to be empowered for what?
“Anointing!” FOR WHAT?
“Blessing!” FOR WHAT?
“Favor!” FOR WHAT?
“Purpose!” FOR WHAT?
“Empowerment!” FOR WHAT?
You are not going to get a crowd when you talk about sin.
You never intended to do what was prophesied over you to begin with.
You just playing and you know it.
And then the emotional boogaloo.
Fast paced out of control dancing called “Getting the Holy Ghost.”
All this emotion and no real change in the heart. Nothing takes place where it matters the most.
The judgment of God is in the church and we got time for foolishness? The Word of the Lord is already out against the Jezebels and Ahab in church leadership. Revelation chapters 2 and 3. The Word of the Lord is against these empowerment, feel good mess. They may be having a good time but it will be their last time. Many that have blogged about these emotional escapades have been warning about this for quite some time.
The manifestation of judgment was held off because God is merciful.
This is getting to the crunch time of the end time and the real church is emerging. There is no time to be playing games. You are either for real for God or you are an enemy. The time has come to awaken out of sleep since the days of John the Baptist. The ark is about to close and the impotent church must cry aloud and spare not.
We must weep over our sins and desire God like never before. We must “Preach Until Sinners Hear.”
We must crawl on our knees to God and begin to seek Him in earnest. We must trim our lamps. We must gird our waists and stop wasting time. We must look at the hour glass and see that there is only but a few grains left before they fall. For once the hour glass empties, the trumpet will sound. And the earth will see the judgment of God.
Racism and bigotry during the Civil Rights movement was a regular thing among my predecessors. They endured much pain and hardship.
My first pastor, the late Reverend Dr. Benjamin James Lowry marched with the late Dr. Martin Luther King and was also arrested.
While I was too young to understand racism, being a little younger than the children of MLK, I fully understood it while in the Navy and even reverse racism or black on black racism.
Please take a look at this article and then come back.
It is very easy for me, as an African American, to get upset about the negative actions of a lone white homosexual male in response to a peaceful protest against same sex marriage.
LGBT would love to read about any Christian spewing venom on their level. But having been born again, it’s not in my new nature in Christ to bust a vein. Most of my predecessors didn’t and neither should I act ill about this. Neither should any of my fellow African Americans.
What we are to do is speak the truth in love. Truth never asked to be like. Truth asks to be told like it is.
TRUTH: It is nothing new to speak of our outrage that the sin of homosexuality was lump summed into Civil Rights. Pushing African Americans aside to bring to the forefront the sin of homosexuality.
On the backs of Blacks, they have found another way to suppress the true essence of Civil Rights. Sadly, African Americans that do not know better have accepted this lie. Sadly, it underscores the measure of ignorance in their minds. A clear refusal to intelligently look at the purpose of Civil Rights.
As even more profound is that some of the alleged African American leadership accepted this lie. Including the NAACP, an out of touch organization that is clearly disorganized. And as crazy as it sounds, it seems to me that they believe every word of LGBT’s lies.
Civil Rights was and always will be about race, not sex.
People can look at my skin and I do not have a closet to run to and hide my skin color. But sexual immorality needs a closet. Homosexuality needs a closet. The shame of acting on the lusts of the flesh in “vile passions” is abhorring, disgusting, sinful, and it is an abomination.
To hide the shame, the closet is the only place to hide should one desire to continue in sin. But you can come out. But the purpose of hijacking the Civil Rights Movement is to mask the sin of homosexuality by any means necessary.
It is the continued tactic of LGBT. They are counting on certain African Americans to remain silent and let it go. But for years, African Americans have been suppressed and oppressed.
No longer silent, the counterattack against all sexual immorality is underway.
To normalize homosexuality is the ongoing agenda.
They have chosen two platforms.
Legislation and Civil Rights.
For this to be successful, the church, the “pillar and ground of the truth,” must be silenced, overtly and covertly infiltrated, compromised, persecuted, harassed, and intimidated.
The church, according to LGBT proponents, must be redefined as an out of touch, intolerant group of people, bent on infringing the basic rights of the citizens of America.
As far as this is concerned, according to the constitution of the United States, no one special group should jump to the head of the line. But the LGBT agenda is designed to do just that and on the backs of African Americans. The very ones that only ask for a level playing field as humans.
Africans did not come by choice.
Africans came by way of chains; forced labor.
Could it be possible that the children of Niniveh served as a precursor of the events of African America slavery?
Check out this passage of Scripture in Nahum 3, verses 8 through 10….
“Are you (Niniveh) better than No Amon that was situated by the River, that had the waters around her, whose rampart was the sea, whose wall was the sea? Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was boundless; Put and Lubim were your (Niniveh’s) helpers. Yet she was carried away, she went into captivity; her young children also were dashed to pieces at the head of every street; they cast lots for her honorable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.”
Take note of Ethiopia and Egypt, Put and Lubim. These are descendants of Ham, Noah’s middle son. Ham means black. No, do not let the word Egypt throw you. It is Mizraim. As a side note, the Philistines are descendants of Mizraim (see Genesis 10).
Back to Nahum, the people of Niniveh were carried away in chains but the mention of these Black nations gives tremendous prophetic evidence of what was to come on the shores of Jamestown in the 1500’s.
Discrimination was a term brought about to define human suppression and oppression of one race against another. Discrimination was designed to define one race of people as greater than another by imposing rules (Jim Crow laws).
Segregation is the tool of choice to enforce race oppression and suppression. Superiority of another race was the obvious goal. But what has happened is that this form of racism has now shifted to the sin of homosexuality called “Conversion of Perversion.”
If the sin of homosexuality could be called “hate” then the sin of homosexuality could be converted into being called discrimination. And therefore, it is no longer the sin of homosexuality. It’s the normalization or acceptance of perversion. Even the word perversion is discriminating and is deemed as hate language.
But the goal is also to segregate the church. The righteousness of God must be sequestered. The righteousness of God in Christ must be deemed as a discriminatory organization. Just like Whites oppressing Blacks is discriminatory.
In essence, White people are using the language of Civil Rights like Black people. They are using Civil Rights language to segregate Black people in the church. Yes, it’s both sides of the fence. Racism and discrimination when it suits their sins. Calling righteous people discriminating and intolerant but they use discriminatory terms against Black people.
It’s also called “sexual orientation”and anyone that calls a sexual orientation of the sin of homosexuality a sin, is a bigot.
But wait a minute.
We thought that bigotry is about racism.
No. It is now inclusive of sexual immorality. But it’s not called sexual immorality. It’s converted into sexual orientation. The hijacking is complete. The convolution is complete. Now it is a law and the march towards federalizing the sin of homosexuality inches closer.
But states have fought against the federalization of the sin of homosexuality with tremendous success. 32 states have successfully pushed back and we are now seeing LGBT operating at a breakneck pace to hold the line, and to keep pushing for normalization of an abomination.
So when they see signs that unashamedly advocate marriage between one man and one woman, instead of getting over it, they are attacking people that stand for the truth. LGBT is trying to tell us to get over it but the odds are against them in more ways than they could ever imagine.
Remember, LGBT people only make up 4% of the American population and they intend to make gains to increase this number but it is very hard to do because if they had the ability to procreate, then they would be successful. But they have to use other means and it is not as successful as some would have you to think.
When it comes to some misguided African Americans, they refuse the truth, and believe the lie. And there is very little that you can do to persuade them. Sadly, my people remain ignorant by choice.
We didn’t ask for our skin color. We were born with this heritage. But sin is a choice. Sin is a preference based on urges and impulses.
As the Lord was teaching me about sexuality, He asked me a question.
“What is the ultimate goal of sex.”
I got “revelatory” on the Holy Spirit. Sometimes, it’s not a smart thing to do.
I answered, “It’s about procreation and connection.”
He said to me, “Right. But what is it that you really want out of sex?”
A good orgasm.
Getting off is the same. It is just the way or preference of achieving orgasm that makes sex sex.
When it comes to sin, the pleasures of sin is the driving force behind fighting against righteousness. God never said that you can’t have sex, except that He requires that for you to have sex, you need to be husband and wife. This is within His ordinance recorded in Genesis 2:24 where sex is authorized.
Sexual immorality is the perversion sex and all sexual immorality is about having sex your way. In utter perversion. Achieving the orgasm remains the same.
The only difference is the preference by CHOICE!
The convicting power of her signs hit this man and this attack by this white man was a deliberate, unprovoked attack on a pregnant African American female.
I condemn this act of violence and bigotry in the name of Jesus.
The only remedy for sin is the precious blood of Jesus. The cross of Christ where our sins were nailed. There is no other remedy and there is no other way of escape from sin and it’s consequences.
Repentance is commanded of every sinner, regardless of preference. Otherwise, “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23.
There is no question that the large part of those in LGBT want to keep to themselves because it is a further revelation of the true concept of what is the driving force behind their cause.
Some LGBT people have made this clear, but when it comes to addressing this issue, the church has no choice but to vehemently confront and condemn the intentional hijacking of the Civil Rights Movement to redefine marriage. The church must vehemently condemn the sin of homosexuality because the God of the Bible calls this sin “an abomination.”
While it is underscored by the HIV/AIDS virus and centuries ago, by the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the sin of homosexuality is an abomination, both sides must be restrained in their emotions.
There is extremism on both sides that need to be reigned in.
The church and LGBT has crossed the lines before in the area of extremism to bolster their positions for and against gay marriage. But we all know that the moral conscience is aware that when a person sins any sin, the conscience of man, the voice of the human spirit, will either be suppressed or convicted.
In the case of this white man, his emotions got the best of him. Passionate about keeping his sin, he was convicted. The conviction turned into rage and it could have easily escalated to the next level.
A physical assault.
In the Book of Acts, Stephen, in chapter 7, gave a power presentation and finished his discourse by calling the Jews, “Stiffed neck and uncircumcised in heart.” Their fathers resisted the Holy Spirit and they resisted in the same manner. This caused a commotion. In rage, they attacked Stephen. They sinked their teeth in to him, and stoned him. This rage reminds me of the fight between Holyfield and Tyson when Tyson bit a piece of the ear of Holyfield.
It’s also called gnashing of teeth.
It’s a behavior of rage that blinds a person of all reasoning. Usually, it’s after it’s all over that they sit there and ask themselves what have they done.
As far as EX Ministries is concerned, an attempt was made to hack into their FB page. It appears that when the church speaks truth, LGBT resort to tactics to suppress the truth just like Paul said in Romans chapter one. EX Ministries as with GCMWatch and other powerful blogs are hitting the world with truth.
It is affecting, not only the world, but the minds of saints that do not have a clue as to the eternal ramifications of sin in the world and in the church.
Truth hurts, but truth must be told regardless of who gets hurt. The purpose of hurting truth is to compel you to repent. Otherwise, truth is still marching on……….towards you.
Instead of letting the truth stand, they attack the truth to justify the sin of homosexuality. And it would be a crying shame if it weren’t so pathetic.
But that’s what the Word does. That’s what the Holy Spirit does according to what the Lord Jesus said in John 16:8-11. Either LGBT proponents will attack to suppress, or they will repent because of conviction of the heart that homosexuality is a sin.
We must remember that when people act with malicious intent, they appear as immature. They will do everything as little children because to them, attacking the truth is a game. But when it comes to truth, in this life, it is a deposition before trial. When they stand before the judgment seat, called the Great White Throne, there will be no games. There will be no deals. There will be no defense for the wicked.
EX Ministries, we stand with you in the fight to put truth out in hopes that people would catch themselves before they fall into the lake of fire and brimstone, the smoke of their torment ascending forever. As the Lord said, He takes no pleasure int he death of the wicked.
And neither should we.
Back in the 1980’s, a large quilt was made to remember those who passed away from AIDS. It seemed like it became a symbol of sympathy, pain, heartache, and memorial. The names and words to remember them by, tied people together. For it is there that the pain of their suffering is there and, perhaps, it may even serve as a place of trying to heal, obtain some sense of closure, or just to freeze a moment in time where that person remains alive.
It is very easy to be emotional about a quilt and the people that died to make this quilt possible. Sometimes, our emotions can cloud the true meaning behind their deaths.
The sin of homosexuality leading to acquire AIDS.
But the quilt of memorial also serves as a reflection of how tragic, and how deadly a disease could be.
Every 39 minutes, a person is diagnosed having contracted the HIV/AIDS virus. It is no longer an isolated incident. It is a worldwide pandemic that shows no sympathy to those contracting the disease by sexual immorality or women passing the disease to their child through pregnancy. Intravenous needles by drug use and transfusions. Accidental needle pricks, and other means.
This makes this disease a very unforgiving disease should acquisition takes place.
Several years ago, I ministered the gospel of Jesus Christ for salvation to my cousin. He contracted AIDS. I didn’t know what were the circumstances that brought about how he contracted the disease but there is always a God connection with every human story.
As a side issue, but important to note. I didn’t know this until after my mom passed on a bright sunny Sunday afternoon on August 23, 1998. Several years before her passing, she never went to church. But one day, the Lord saved me and my backslidden mother (please do not assume that this a disrespect when I mention my mother’s spiritual condition but until you read a situation correctly and call it what it is, you will never be truthful), returned to the Lord.
Incidentally, while my mother was recovering in the hospital after giving birth to me, her first son born out of wedlock, I was told by my mother that a preacher came into the room and he told her that I was going to be a preacher. This prophetic word came to pass on Saturday, September 7, 1979 at 7:30 PM in the lower level of Zion Baptist Church, in Brooklyn, NY. during a divine prayer encounter with the Lord during our Young Adult Evelyn Lowry Choir rehearsal.
For years during and after her backslidden condition, my mother was in search for her long loss sister. Earlier in her search, my mother didn’t know how close she was to ending her search because the lived in close proximity in Brooklyn and they didn’t even know it.
But God knew and that’s all you need to know sometimes.
A little background about my mother. She, Aunt Millie, and my late Aunt Leona were a church singing group that went around Blacksburg, VA, singing in various churches.
Anyway, Aunt Millie eventually moved to Wyandanch, New York and my mother Shirley, remained in Brooklyn, NY. Aunt Millie served the Lord and was either a Missionary or a Deaconess, but more importunely, she knew Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Anyway, after years of searching, the long lost sisters finally met.
Aunt Millie told my mother about her son in the AIDS ward and my mom asked me to go see him, so, I went.
The one thing about the Lord is that intersections of life always lead to an encounter ordained by God for one specific purpose. To win them to the Lord and to make sure their name is written in heaven.
I led him to the Lord and he is in heaven, with Jesus.
What do you do when a loved one has HIV. It turns into AIDS, and other complications come. What do you do?
The first thing that you have to do is be true to Jesus.
In Matthew 10:34-39, Jesus said……
“ Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to “set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter- in- law against her mother- in- law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household. ’ He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”
You cannot love your siblings, parents, or anyone else more than Jesus. It doesn’t mean that we be cold, callous, distant, or disrespectful. It means that you love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind (see Luke 10:27).
To love the Lord means that you love truth. Truth comes from God, not from man. So to love God, you must love truth from God. Sinful man will always attempt to separate truth from God.
If man could make up his own version and call it “truth,” there would be no need for God. Therefore, whatever a man does, apart from God, is his own version of truth. But when you are not true to God, there can never be any truth in you. Just like the devil (see John 8:44).
When making up your own version of what you think is truth, you deny the Word of Truth. It’s the only way people can continue in sin or attempt to “make sense” of their condition senselessly.
Therefore, there must be absolute truth that comes from the Absolute God, which puts man either absolutely correct by grace, or absolutely incorrect and without grace.
Grace is unmerited favor or unearned favor that God lovingly grants to everyone that accepts the terms of salvation through Jesus Christ.
If a man refuses to come to this conclusion, no matter how emotionally attached to your version of “truth” you are, and, quite honestly, no matter how emotionally attached to the loss of your loved one or others, in the face of the Absolute God and His Word, there is no hope unless you accept the provision of salvation, made possible by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul said this in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14…..
“But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.”
Those that have no hope will sorrow forever. But if you do not remove yourself from such sorrowing, and look to Jesus for the expectation of salvation, you are squandering any chance for eternal life.
As with many people that wonder why people die of this disease, few will conclude that it’s because of sin that this disease is contracted. We are not talking about collateral contraction. We are talking about a direct, deliberate, intentional act of sexual immorality that resulted in the contraction.
What few people understand is that the devil lied to you, your free moral will to do as you please worked against you, and as a result or consequence, the acquiring of a deadly virus is the body judging you for committing sin. When you insist on your way, apart from the ways of the Lord. When you engage in sexual immorality, your body will open up to STDs.
Because you were not made for sexual immorality (see 1 Corinthians 6:13b). You were made for the Lord.
Sin is a willful act of departure from the Lord and the body is now open to the price of sin. Just like when a burglar is caught robbing a store, when caught, not if, the judge sends you to jail as punishment. When a person commits a crime in the natural, it’s no different when a spiritual crime takes place.
What tends to happen is that a person becomes so emotionally distraught about a person contracting and dying of a disease that they lose sight as to how a person contracted that disease. The emotional state of people is what is behind their stance against the truth of God’s Word.
When there is no clear acceptance of the fact as to how a person contracted HIV?AIDS, it is easy to never assume responsibility for sin.
So what happens is that a person denies the sin part, looks only at the disease and death of a person, and disassociate themselves from anything that has to do with God and His Word. And they directly attack those that speak the truth in love. They are so emotionally attached to the person or persons that died, that no amount of truth is acceptable.
Such denials blinds a person and they are found fighting against any truth no matter how you put it over to emotionally driven people.
We are not talking about collateral contraction of the disease. The collateral argument is a real issue, but we must never let what may have happened as a collateral, deflect from the truth of the matter. Neither should we let collateral become the main topic or issue.
Such distractions or switch and bait kind of substitutions is a overt attempt to deflect from the truth.
Because it is an attempt to reverse the truth and develop your own version of truth.
They refuse to let the person that died go. As long as this “connection” to the person exists in some way, they may never accept the fact that sin is the true cause of the contraction.
And as cold as you think this may be, the Bible, in hot truth, says…. “The wages of sin is death…”
But it is a cold hard fact. Otherwise, the graveyard is unjust. Death is unjust. And God is unjust. But why did death come about in the first place? Because two individuals decided to disobey God. And Paul said….
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.”
That’s the truth of the matter. Now, should you remain attached to those that have passed away of the AIDS virus, there is nothing that I, or anyone else will be able to do to persuade you. Online and in most book stores, the Bible is available. The Absolute God, and His Absolute Word is there as plain as day for all to see what God intended and what man intended to do in disobedience. But there is a solution and the solution is yours to accept or reject.
We are all saddened when a love one passes away. In particular, those that have passed away of the AIDS virus. But if we fail to look at the reason why they passed away, and accept the Bible as the only solution to death, if we reject the conclusion of the matter, no amount of human emotionalism, and emotional attachment will change the inevitable outcome.
As a sinner, Luke 13:1-5 comes to mind….
“There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, “ Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”
As a saint, the best and highest form of compassion is to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ. To get their names written in heaven.
As a child of God, I cannot be careful about this and should we fail to tell the truth, we are negligent in our responsibility. Such negligence is intolerable to the Lord and God would not be pleased.
The Lord Jesus said this to John, the beloved disciple and eyewitness apostle of the Lamb….
“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….
“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.
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.
Earlier in the week many of us has seen information regarding the possible capitulation of Chick Fil A. That there were back room negotiations. That Chick Fil A caved in to LGBT demands in connection with building more Chick Fil A restaurants in Chicago if Chick Fil A concede to the following demands, such as they are to no longer donate to organizations that are anti gay.
Governor Mike Huckabee, as you know, encouraged many believers to go and support Chick Fil A for standing up to the pressures of the LGBT community after Mr. Dan Cathy stated his unequivocal support for traditional family values that are Bible based, that marriage is between one man and one woman.
The Chick Fil A Appreciation Day was far beyond successful.
It was a defining moment in American history.
And it is worthy to mention that no other franchise made 18 million plus dollars in one day, in a downturn economy.
This one day validated free speech, but more importantly, the right to speak and represent the Lord, the Word of God, and traditional marriage, in accordance with Genesis 2:24.
For the most part, it appears that many in the LGBT community vehemently disagreed and the political henchmen went as far as to say that they would block any attempt of Chick Fil A to expand their business because Chick Fil A stood against LGBT’s poisonous sin.
Believers and non believers, all across the United States gathered peacefully. Not to protest. Just to support a man who stuck by Biblical principles and values.
We thought that there was a major capitulation on Chick Fil A’s part. Here is what we’ve learned from the FB post of Governor Mike Huckabee….
“I talked earlier today personally with Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick Fil-A about the new reports that Chick Fil-A had capitulated to demands of the supporters of same sex marriage. This is not true. The company continues to focus on the fair treatment of all of its customers and employees, but to end confusion gave me this statement:
“There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect. Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been.”
From the onset, having learned a lesson, you wait until it plays itself out. But I was still confused. You see, David went by the brook and got five smooth stones. But David only used one with tremendous results. Then a little while later, in 2 Samuel 21, Goliath’s sons came up. Four.
One thing about giants and fighting. You must finish the job that you started. The four sons of Goliath were killed by David’s skilled fighting men. At this time, Goliath’s four sons are showing up and it is time for the church to finish the job.
I was taken aback by the fact that why capitulate so soon after a resounding victory.
But the statement above is encouraging.
So, someone is lying.
The Bible tells us that the devil is a liar and the father of lies; that there is no truth in him.
The Bible also says, “Let God be true and every man a liar.”
So, Jesus also said that “You are of your father, the devil…”
So if you are not a born again child of God, and when you talk, it’s not going to be the truth. It’s going to be lies.
Is Mr. Cathy a child of the devil or a child of God?
Based on what we have heard and have seen, he is a child of God and speaks the truth.
There is no reason for Mr. Cathy to turn his back on the God he professes to serve. And there is no reason for him to walk away from the statement of honoring traditional family values and traditional marriage. What is there to gain? A couple of stores in Chicago? For what? And deny the true God?
What is the eternal trade off?
Heaven and Hell.
We are living in an apostate time where believers are walking away from the Lord at record pace. And for Mr. Cathy to capitulate, we wouldn’t have been surprised because of the intimidation of the enemy. However, Mr. Cathy’s statement is encouraging but we also need to watch this for a little while to ensure that it sticks.
This presidential election is more than just what will happen in the next four years. It is about who you are serving.
A vote, in either direction, for either candidate is a revelation of the God or god you serve. And sadly, evangelicals and other Christians, God loves them, they will vote for a baby killing, sin of homosexuality affirming president.
You better be.
We must start honoring the Word of God according to righteousness.
Why be against God and for sin? Are you mad? Have you lost your ever living mind?
It’s like watching a movie again and you are told to run….
We all know you may not be smart enough to run, so we might as well watch you get crushed.
With Mitt Romney, he is a Mormon.
Mormons by definition is a cult and not a part of main stream Christianity.
And sadly as well as pathetically, evangelicals are blind enough to put aside the stand on the Word of God for political purposes.
For the first time in Presidential elections, a protestant will not be on either ticket.
So the news of caving in was rather shocking, to say the least.
And that’s why we were so shocked. People that run from the Lord and His Word are cowards. You have to learn to make a stand when it’s unpopular to do so for fear of ridicule from the world.
If Mr. Cathy capitulated, then we need to sever ties and move on, and not look back and become a pillar of salt.
With opponents that hate God, the Word of God, and believers in Christ, it is expected for them to lie, cheat, steal, misquote, abuse Scripture, manipulate the law, persecute, perjure, kill, murder, slander, intimidate with schoolyard bully tactics, and create any sort of distortion to perpetuate and advance the sin of homosexuality.
Every bully has a bully waiting.
Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed with fire and brimstone, rained down from heaven.
The Bible tells us in Revelation 21:8….
“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolators, and ALL LIARS shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone (the same substance used to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah), which is the second death.”
So whoever is the liar, will have their part.
We will continue to watch for any late breaking developments.
Do we really know what it means?
Do we really have a clue?
I watched a video that was posted on FB that was disturbing.
A group of pastors sitting around discussing the sin of homosexuality, how sin is all in their churches. And they have compromised, capitulated, and conceded defeat to the devil.
THE DEVIL IS A LIAR!!!!!
One said that if weren’t for homosexuals, there would be no music. Another said, that he didn’t have a problem with homosexuals in leadership so long as they were “repentant.” Another said that this sin is from the pulpit to the door. One pastor kept using the word “slip or slipped up.”
We’ve gone from an Eddie Long train wreck, to mistake, to slip up. When will we call it sin? Because sin demands repentance, confession, forsaking or laying aside sin, forever.
Filled with a lying spirit, heretical Carlton Pearson said that if homosexuals don’t come to church the church would be empty.
Well at least the church would be clean.
What kind of stupidity is that?
HERE’S IS WHY?
There is no conviction of the Holy Spirit. Get it? HOLY SPIRIT.
Holy Spirit left an unholy place.
If you are comfortable with sin, you are uncomfortable with God and His convicting Word.
Let me point something out. God wants all sinners, practicing sinners to come to the church but not to be comfortable with their sin.
With carnal sinners this is what happen in our churches; you to upchuck vomit and then eat it again. And then upchuck the same vomit and eat it again, sometimes smiling.
Turn from your wicked ways. He didn’t say keep on turning.
As I was talking with my brother in the Lord, Pastor Darren Butler, of International Good News Fellowship, both he and his lovely wife, Pastor Patricia Butler are the pastors there and by the way, it’s rare to find a pastor who happens to be a holy, sanctified, consecrated, married, music minister.
He said when the world takes one step forward, the church takes three steps backwards. Any way he started talking about hell. And it struck me further that the church is off message.
“There is no fear of God before their eyes””,” the Bible says as Pastor Roger Jamison would quote.
They think hell is comfortable. Hell is nothing but torment that awaits them. We warn them that hell is not a comfortable place.
It burns with fire and brimstone forever. Wickedness was paid for at the cross on the body of Jesus. His sacrifice is the only sacrifice that will save a person from hell.
They are not convicted of sin.
This sort of concession is the very thing that must be avoided.
Just because the people fail to live according to the Word it doesn’t mean that the Word failed.
A spirit, a lying demonic spirit entered their mouths and they are now lying devils like a dog by the fire place. You can’t confront sin because some of them look like they are in the sin themselves. If not homosexuals themselves, they are definitely in some form of self gratification, fornication, masturbation situation.
SAY IT OUT OF YOUR MOUTH….I HATE SIN! TELL THE DEVIL THAT YOU HATE SIN. YOU HATE WICKEDNESS. YOU HATE EVIL. YOU HATE THE DEVIL!!!!!!
BUT I LOVE GOD. I LOVE RIGHTEOUSNESS. I LOVE PURITY. I LOVE SANCTIFICATION. I LOVE HOLINESS.
I wonder how they would exegete John 5:14, 8:11, Romans 6:12-14, 1 John chapters 1 and 2, and James 4:4.
It seems that not one of these so called pastors had their Bibles. No one opened up the Scripture to see what the Word said. Not one of them.
You know what is next?
I REBUKE THEM AND VEHEMENTLY CONDEMN THEIR FALSE JUSTIFICATION FOR ACCEPTING THE SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY AND EVERY OTHER SIN TO HAVE SAFE HAVEN IN THE HOUSE OF GOD.
They were wise in their own eyes.
I don’t know how recent the video was made but these pastors were pastoring churches in the Tidewater area of Virginia or it’s vicinity. If you know anything about the Tidewater area, it’s Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach.
If you are in the Tidewater area, AVOID THEM LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!
You think I am joking. Click this link….http://youtu.be/oiAx6ingTTM
For the most part, we know that at the beginning, when sin was introduced, Adam and Eve never repented. All they had were excuses.
Sin by Adam and Eve:
Adam and Eve: Oh oh. We naked, let’s cover ourselves. Oh man…what are we gonna do… God is coming…quick, let’s hide over there.
God: Adam, where are you? Who told you that you were naked?
Adam: “The woman You gave me.”
Eve: “The serpent beguiled me.”
The devil had no excuse.
He left the serpent to be punished but we know in ear shot, the Lord made sure that the devil got his in Genesis 3:15.
In all of this, there is only remorse and excuses.
Not even a hint of “godly sorrow that works repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted…”
There is no other way to deal with sin.
People caught in the grips of sin are always looking for a loop hole to continue in sin but there is no loop hole when it comes to sinning against the Lord. Yet, we try so hard to make a way to find a place where we can sin and make God accept it.
God is merciful but God isn’t stupid.
God is gracious but He isn’t stupid.
There are many people that call me and several other people “Pharisaical.”
Or that we are “self righteous.”
For 33 years, I committed the sin of masturbation. For 10 of those years, from 1998 to 2008, I was a porn addict that intensified the fuel and fire of sexual addiction in my flesh. Since the call of God upon my life on Saturday, September 7th, 1979 till 2009, the sin of masturbation dominated me.
And because I made provision of the flesh by returning to the vomit, masturbation relapse occurred. It’s because I was stupid and didn’t apply the Scriptures. Then the Lord said to me, Remember to “put it all together.” Love Me and hate sin. And you will never sin that sin again.
Put it all together means put what you heard from God to work on all cylinders.
Level one sex addict.
Guilty as charged.
Entering the pulpit, was a pastor that couldn’t repent but found a way to abuse God and His grace.
You can’t preach about holiness with lust in your heart.
You won’t preach about holiness because you can’t. So since you can’t preach about holiness, you cannot expect the people to live holy. So they enter the church and are comfortable about it. You know that your sin is safe because the pastor’s sin was safe.
I never really preached on righteousness, except the perverted way of connecting walking in righteousness with prosperity ONLY, not with pleasing the Lord in walking in holiness, which is complete separation from living the way the world walks.
Righteousness is not about a reward system for being a good child of God.
Righteousness is about standing right with God. Righteousness is about right thinking of God. Righteousness is about relating rightly with God in spirit and in truth. In unbroken fellowship with God. Not on the level of Adam but on the level of how Jesus relates with the Father.
The relational revelation of the Father and Son is an eternal example of what the Lord desired in man.
You can be in the world but not of the world. Jesus proved that point (see Luke 4:1-13, 2 Corinthians 5:21 and Hebrews 2:17-18, 4:12-16).
When you repent and break free of these things, the power of God is always there. Not to enter sin again but to help me to be free from it forever.
It’s just that I never repented.
My sexual needs were more important than the God of my salvation.
My love for masturbation and lusts of the flesh drove my every move.
I didn’t care about how God felt because my needs were more important than His will.
What was important was that I got off.
Excuse after excuse fueled my passion for fulfilling the desires of the flesh and the mind. This hypocrisy was going to end one way or another. Either in continuation of ministry in righteousness or in Pharisaical hypocrisy.
So if anyone wants to call me a Pharisee, call me one because my righteousness didn’t exceed the ones the Lord Jesus talked about. If you are going to call me a Pharisee, call my one because I was a hypocrite. But if you are going to call me a Pharisee, it can’t be because I now live the truth about the Word of righteousness and now can command with all true Biblical authority people to repent and leave their sin behind according to Hebrews 12:1.
Recently, the accusation of being a Pharisee was a clear indication to me that when you are dealing with exposing sin, you will be called some things that make you scratch your head. Peter did say do not be surprised when you are persecuted because of doing right. Never suffer persecution as a murderer or thief.
When you are dealing with sin and repentance, preachers are held to a higher standard.
There are many pastors that watch many people come to church in search for help. Deliverance from SSA, adultery, fornication, pornography, masturbation, bisexuality, and fetishes of a sexually perverted nature. There were stories of women that were in adulterous relationships with their pastors and they refuse to break away. They know that they were home wreckers but they never find the place to repent and break the soul tie.
Their supposed world of love and connection to a male was more important than being connected to God. And fearing a disconnection, it would plunge them into the despair they seemingly came out of. The fear of loneliness and the feeling of low self esteem because they believe the lie of unattractiveness, pressures them to pursue an “anointed” man of God.
First, it is sin. God is grieved.
Second, never mind your personal needs. You hurt God.
Your needs is your needs, but God was violated. You need to start by repenting. Then to make your repentance real, pack your things and leave that pastor or whoever. Shacking up has nothing to stand on and is unjustified.
Sin can never be justified.
Sin will cause you to bust hell wide open.
Your needs take a back seat to the heart of God and His Word.
You were not created for your personal pleasures. You were created for His pleasure because Revelation 4:11 says, “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by your will they exist and were created.”
We were created at the pleasure of the Lord.
In the book of Ezra, the nation of Israel came out of captivity and they brought foreign wives with them. The men were told to put them out. The recognized that they needed to put God above their needs and feelings.
The foreign women were put out.
To please God, there are things that you got to put out to make things right with God if your repentance is going to be real.
The rules of experiencing the power of redemption always begin with recognizing that you hurt God.
You violated the Word of God for sin is lawlessness. You took advantage of the grace of God and revolved. You weren’t serious about breaking free. You were just trying to find peace from the conscious fact that you sinned.
That’s why He put it in the Word of God because no matter how many ways you come up to try to have it your way and disregard God’s way, what is going to stand at the end of the day is three things.
1. God is faithful to His Word.
2. God never changed.
3. God never lied.
That’s why man is always trying to discredit the Word because if you can discredit the Word, you can discredit God but at the end of the day, the Bible stays the same.
The God of the Bible and the Bible was here before us and they will be here, should Jesus tarry, after us.
Today, we see the same thing.
We see that error was done and people are forced to render an account or act so big to repent.
We look to excuse our way out instead of repent.
Does this sound familiar JCAAPB?
When the earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus was about to take place, John the Baptist, the forerunner of Christ, the “Elijah” that was to come both heralded the message.
We rarely hear this in our pulpits because we preachers are scared to tell people that they need to repent. In a nutshell, repent means, to turn. But what we have done is that we are provided elasticity to repentance.
We look at one portion of Scripture and we say, “It says this but I don’t think it means that.”
Since when we are allowed to change the meaning, the contexts, the way the word “repent” is used in the Bible?
Who in the world do we think we are?
Granted, we all have sinned or fall short of the mark but when you hear preachers and pastors sit around and expand the definition of repentance, we are in trouble.
In Matthew 15, the Lord said that the Pharisee changed the commandment because of their traditions. In other words, they decided that since the commandment is a problem. The spiritual leadership refused to enforce the commandment of the law and people were allowed to sin at will because the priests refused to do the law themselves.
Evidence was the message that the Lord preached in Matthew 13 in that He called them hypocrites. Living one way and intentionally living in sin.
For repentance to be real this is the benchmark of repentance.
“He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever CONFESSES (1 John 1:9) and FORSAKES (Hebrews 12:1) them will have mercy (Hebrews 4:16).
They don’t preach this stuff like they used to.
But the Lord is raising up Course Changers that will not flinch or capitulate. Who will not bow their knee to Baal. Who will stand to please God and be true to Him at all times in unbroken fellowship.
Are You One?
One of the things that we must understand about damage control is that when too much information is shared, there is a greater chance the truth will be told. And when the truth is told, somebody will look bad.
To prevent an exodus of people from lies to truth, leaders use coercion, secrecy and silence.
The power of truth is so that we understand the face value of a situation for what it really is.
The Spirit of God, in 1 Corinthians 12 is the One that bestows upon all the children of God the ability to have access into the very heart of things through the gifts of the Spirit. As a note, a person must initially be filled with the Spirit, with the evidence of speaking with “other tongues“ as the Spirit gives utterance, to qualify to be used by the Spirit of God with the rest of the gifts of the Spirit.
Thank God that the Holy Spirit doesn’t exposé stuff unless it is absolutely necessary.
The gift of the Spirit called “The Word of Wisdom,” is a very powerful gift.
According to Howard Carter, from his book on the gifts of the Spirit, there are three categories of the gifts of the Spirit.
Gifts of Revelation. Gifts of Power. Gifts of Utterance.
The revelation gifts or gifts that show something are…
The Word of Wisdom. The Word of Knowledge. Discerning of Spirits.
The power gifts or gifts that do something are…
The working of miracles, the gift of faith, gifts of healing or healings.
The utterance gifts or gifts that say something are…
Prophesy, gift of tongues, interpretation (not translation) of the gift of tongues.
Now when it comes to the Word of wisdom, it has a lot to do with what is shown or revealed of events that have yet to come to pass.
The Word wisdom actually means “to have understanding or to become wise.”
When there is a revelation about something that must come to pass, you are better able to handle what is to come. If you knew that famine was coming, wouldn’t you prepare for it? It shows that you’ve wised up.
Agabus the prophet received a Word of Wisdom that prepared the people to help those that would be caught in this famine in Judea.
This advanced warning helped them to handle what was to come (see Acts 11:28-29).
The famine was revealed to him before the famine hit.
They wised up and made provision so they would be sustained throughout the famine.
The saints lives were probably spared.
Then there is the Word of knowledge.
This gift reveals things about past or present things concerning people, places, or things.
Then there is the discerning of spirits.
Discerning people is not discerning of spirits. In fact when you hear people say these things, they think that they are spiritual when that are spiritually immature.
This gift is sometimes used in conjunction with visions and dreams but primarily it is the uncovering of the eyes to see into the realm of the spirit the activities and interactions of people and demons. Some of you may remember when Elisha and his servant were surrounded by the Syrian army and his servant feared. Elisha asked the Lord to open his eyes. Remember, the OT prophets were called “seers.” The Lord honored Elisha’s request and the servant was able to see that the hosts of heaven outnumbered the Syrian army.
This is discerning of spirits in operation where you, by the gracing of the Spirit of God, can see into the realm of the spirit.
When the gifts of the Spirit are in operation, it should be a clear signal of intent that God is among you and He is letting you know that something supernatural is taking place. It is a deliberate, intentional act to get your attention. Just like when Jesus was at Jacob’s well speaking prophetically to the Samaritan living in adultery and she was lovingly exposed.
Too often, we get used to the utterance gifts that we forget the other gifts of the Spirit are available when the Spirit of God chooses to release these gifts to the Body to profit. And when these gifts operate and we fail to properly recognize, and identify the operation, we haphazardly think that God is not moving. That God cannot see what men do. And like The Preacher said, “Men’s hearts are set to do evil because punishment is not issued to them swiftly.”
We plan, scheme, and do things wickedly, thinking that we could get away with it. Such depraved thinking reminds me of when Gehazi, after Naaman, the Syrian was healed of leprosy, chased after Naaman to receive riches and clothing that Naaman offered to Elisha. Gehazi brought the stuff back and hid it in his tent, all supposedly out of the physical eye sight of the prophet of God.
Gehazi took a chance that the gifts of the Spirit would not operate. That’s what covetousness would drive you to do sometimes. You believe that God would not catch on to what you were doing. Sometimes, we need to quit before we get started when it comes to sinning against God.
Elisha confronted Gehazi and Gehazi lied about the situation. Elisha said….
“Did not my heart went with you?”
You do not know when and you do not know where but remember the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth…
Whatever is said in secret and in silence, the Lord already knew about it. Whatever plans you may have that is against the will of God, it will never come to pass. It was already brought to nothing in eternity pass. It failed before conception and manifestation. You do not want to be found fighting against God.
In the heart of the Father, the Lord already dropped a dime on you. It’s just that people insist on a perverted course to intersect with the destiny of destruction for all those that insist on running the red light.
Plainly. You are advised to stop, cease, and desist in your maneuvers against the known will of God. The fear of God must always be greater than the fear of man.
My point is simple.
No matter how many secrets and no matter how many people become silent, the Holy Spirit knew already and when necessary, He will reveal the truth. And if it takes the gifts of the Spirit to get the desired results of revealing the truth, so be it.
The purpose of the revelation gifts is to uncover that which is hidden. To release what is concealed. To expose what is intentionally obscured.
Now we cannot control the Holy Spirit and we cannot tell the Holy Spirit to reveal anything. The Bible tells us that…“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all…But the one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”
The Holy Spirit may or may not reveal anything but knowing that He is “the Spirit of truth” (see John14:17), we should never leave anything to chance.
When truth comes, not everyone will like it.
This is where loyalties are challenged. When the truth comes, will you side in with that which is true or will you side in with the liars?
This is nothing new.
The Garden of Eden was the second place where the lie and character assassination was born. Evidently, it was in heaven that the devil set out to dethrone God. The devil had to lie to himself to deceptively believe he could take God down, but he knew that he needed some help.
Having served in the Navy, the term of war comes to mind.
According to Von Clausewitz, war is the deliberate use of force to compel your enemy to submit to your will. When diplomacy and negotiations result in irreconcilable differences, to settle the issue, force is used to make the point.
Hence, a word of warning is issued to all who read this.
“The Spirit speaks expressly that the intent of silence and secrecy is well known to Me and think not that you will be able to conceal it from Me. Your lips have moved and your heart is known. Yes, it was known before I formed the dry ground and before I blew into the nostrils of Adam, the secrets of men’s hearts were already known.”
So before proceeding any further, it is highly recommended that there would be great caution before the next move is made. Once you commit and enter into the point of no return, the implications and ramification that will result of a failure to take heed will be too much for many to bear.