It appears that TD Jakes is getting the Word about the apparent compromise and is on the defensive.
To defend an indefensible position, TD Jakes, said, (words to the effect) “I did not ask Oprah to preach but to share her Life Class…”
In what is considered a vain attempt to appear justified, we took note of the garments TD Jakes wore while he made his statements about MegaFest.
We also took note that he emphasized that it was a MegaFest where all sorts of things would take place. We know that there will be preaching and gospel “artists.” Whatever a gospel “artist” is these days, however, we are aware that there will be other people that will “perform” that do not know the Savior.
Elements of the world will be there, along with their entourage and their worldly baggages of sin.
Here is a promo for MegaFest just so you know who will be there that live compromised lives.
But notice also that One very special guest is never mentioned.
The Head of the Church. The Lord Jesus Christ.
We line up speakers, entertainers, and call it “Inspiration” and we get goose bumps about it. But if you were to mention Jesus, He never gets a standing ovation. He is left to the side. If Jesus were really there, people would never come. Jesus is only good enough in Name, not Presence.
Getting back to this justification.
The look of a Catholic Bishop with a cross, gives the appearance that he is speaking with authority. It’s one thing to stand there and give a “Thus, saith the Lord” but when you are speaking in your own authority, one need not to dress the part to give the notion that this is of God.
Sometimes, people wear the craziest things to emphasize authority.
If your words will fall to the ground or your words will never come to pass, sometimes wearing something authoritative will help sell the deal.
Here is the video on YouTube…..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyAIhHx9SKg
With the Life Class, while there are some things that we all could learn from the world that would measurably benefit man, we must realize that without Jesus, it is humanistic reasoning and theories. The Spirit of God said this to me. “Without Jesus, you must fail.”
God never intended nor does He want man to fail. God wants man to succeed. However, when you do it without the Lord, it must fail. The thing that is sad is that one can gain the whole world. Be successful in life but never have their names written in the Book of Life.
A person could leave a legacy of things that would benefit the world, yet, because they fail to get saved, it means nothing. You were handed the world, but you fail to have the Creator of the world in your heart.
The Lord demands that the human nature be changed. This is the only remedy for fallen man.
The woes of humanity is founded in the fallen nature of man. For instance, TD Jakes emphasized that he wanted to address fatherlessness. It doesn’t take much to understand that the predominance of fatherlessness is founded in fornication and adultery.
Fornication and adultery is a sin (see Hebrews 13:4).
It takes one male and one female to have sex outside of marriage to conceive a child.
To use fatherlessness as an excuse to introduce Oprah’s Life Class into MegaFest is a backdoor approach to give the appearance that what she has to offer is clearly legitimate.
Now remember what TD Jakes said.
“All sorts of things will be going on at MegaFest.”
This means that the exclusivity of the Kingship of Jesus is now on an ecumenical level.
That’s a compromise.
We can’t be an ambassador for Christ to reconcile the world to Christ when we allow ourselves to be inclusive of the things of the world. To get into the KIngdom of heaven, Jesus said “You must be born again.”
You cannot remain in the world and be in the kingdom at the same time.
We don’t mind sinners coming to partake of the festivities founded on Christ. We mind when sinners perform their brand of the world and attempt to call it Christ.
1 John 2:3-6 says, “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”
You can’t “perform” the wiles of the world and claim to know Him. That’s hypocrisy.
Worse, it’s wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Sin is what this is all about.
God kicked sin out of heaven. The just demands of a holy God must be met. Otherwise, the Lord made a gross mistake to send the Lord Jesus to die for our sins. I guess we all would be alright with MegaFest if Jesus didn’t die for our sins. We would be alright if Oprah was right about many ways to God. We would be all right with homosexuality if God created male and male or female and female.
We wouldn’t have a problem if light was created to mix with darkness. We wouldn’t have a problem with sin if sin was equated or equal with righteousness, but this is not the case.
God is closed minded when it comes to sin. God is close minded when it comes to His standard of righteousness. God is closed minded when it comes to the redemption of man. God is closed minded when it comes to how He demonstrated His love for man.
When will we, as preachers, get it, that God is God and we are not to be found on the wrong side of God? When will we see that the Lord means business? When will we fully comprehend that God never changed His mind about the consequences of sin and of life’s choices?
It reminds me of Israel when they wanted a king like the other nations. They didn’t want the Lord to be King because the Lord is tough. His toughness is with reason because He understands the consequences of man’s ill advised choices that goes crosswise of His expressed will.
The intent here is not to attack preachers. The intent is to get us to see that God will not be second to anyone. To rely on self is demonic. You cannot fight the ills of society apart from the only One that has the solution to man’s woes. You cannot sit there and appear to know what is best for man apart from the Word of God.
TD Jakes, why preach? Why attempt to appear authoritative in a place where God neither authorized or sanctioned someone to share their humanistic thoughts apart from the solution already established in the Word of God?
Paul told Timothy to “Preach the Word. Be instant in season and out of season…”
We must never lose heart or faint when it comes to helping people. We understand that the dullness of people’s minds is evident. Just like the children of Israel that got tired of manna from heaven, so too, the people that claim to be in the Body loath the preaching of the Word of God.
Yes, it appears that when we preach the solution over and over again, it appears that the people never get out of what they are in. Why is this?
- A failure to fully apply the Word that was preached.
- A delay because of indirect or direct demonic involvement.
- A clear refusal to obey the Word of God and live holy.
Or, all of the above.
It is our job to keep on preaching the Word and living the Word.
To obtain the world’s perspective about the problems of man is like asking an auto mechanic to heal a person of heart disease.
The best thing to do is to bring the exclusivity of Jesus Christ into perspective. It does us no good to allow the world to partake of the table. It is a compromise that need not have to happen. Just like there are rules in the world where certain people are not permitted until they’ve met the requirements, it is the same with the Kingdom of God.
The requirement is simple….
You must be born again.
Regarding the attempt to justify the introduction of Oprah’s Life Class, it is important to maintain the exclusivity. Otherwise, the blood Jesus shed, was shed in vain, and there is no need to masquerade as preachers.
Just a few minutes ago, a powerful post came on FB posted by Ose Burnett.
Take the time to read this because this underscores exactly what will happen in Dallas, TX, August 28-30 when Oprah Winfrey’s Life Class takes place.
I’d rather err on the side of watching God speak to warn than to err on giving an ecumenical endorsement that we know God is solidly against.
God could turn things around, however, it will take a massive move of God and massive repentance because you cannot combine the world with the church. The demarcation is clear and to ignore it only spells danger to the Christian faith.
You can’t add water to dilute the Word. Any compromise is fatal.
If you are not paying attention to what is happening in the church, and you read this, and you choose to intentionally and deliberately ignore this, truly, you are halt, blind, and miserable, and in need of nothing.
TROUBLERS OF ISRAEL by David Wilkerson [May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]Who are the real troublemakers in the house of God today? It is not the Elijah company, who sigh and cry over the abominations of the church. It is not those who expose sin and testify against the wicked deeds of religious leaders and those at ease in Zion. No, all division is caused by compromise.
All trouble in God’s house is the result of apostasy and the forsaking of the Lord’s commandments. “For where envying and strife is, there is disorder and every evil work” (James 3:16).Paul warns the brethren to “mark them which cause divisions . . . and avoid them” (Romans 16:17).
But who were these who “caused offenses contrary to the doctrine taught?” They were none other than a self-centered, backslidden group who “served their own belly” (verse 18). This proves that division is caused by proud, arrogant catering to self-interests.
Paul said, “By good words and fair speeches [they] deceive the hearts of the simple (unsuspecting)” (verse 18). Those who are soft on sin, overlooking evil deeds and crying unity, are the real divisionists. The true body of Christ has never been nor ever will be divided.
Those in holy union with Christ are already united to each other. Sin is the divider!Paul and Silas were brought before the magistrates of the city of Philippi, having been accused of “exceedingly troubling” the city (Acts 16:20). They were beaten and cast into prison as a result of the trouble they had caused.
What was this exceeding great trouble? Paul and Silas had cast a fortune-telling spirit out of a damsel who had “brought her masters much gain by soothsaying. . . And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas” (Acts 16:16 and 19).
When self-interest is threatened in any way, the cry goes up, “Troublemakers! Division! Threat to unity!” Paul and Silas had uncovered a religious con game, a demonic deception under the guise of religion. It was a very profitable scheme for a select few who knew how to manipulate undiscerning crowds. What raised the cry, “Division”?
It was a revival of cleansing. Those who accused Paul and Silas of causing dissension had ulterior motives and they refused the call to repent and walk in holiness.
God, give us more troublers of Israel who are not afraid to stand up against religious hypocrisy and disobedience!
On August 29-31, Megafest, with TD Jakes will take place.
As I was reading an article about couples struggling with pornography, I observed a statement that reminded me of something that I wrote about several months ago. In fact, I did a BlogTalkRadio show on women and porn. Then, I came across a statement about Oprah’s guest condoning porn for married couples.
The light came on about Oprah and porn.
If there is ever a time where we needed to investigate further what is behind all of what is happening, it is now.
Now I am not saying that Oprah, in teaching her false prophetess, high priestess “Life Class,” will teach about porn but when you are connected to porn, anything is possible. This is not an accusation, nor is it speculative.
It is a known fact that Oprah endorses the use of pornography.
As I have said before, no one watches porn and doesn’t masturbate, adulterate, or fornicate, or engage in homosexuality.
The two are interconnected. Porn is the fuel for acting out sexually. Masturbation is self bondage to the lusts of the flesh and mind.
This link, while it was done a few years ago, is further proof that when you are dealing with a person, all you have to do is connect the dots. Click the link below and you will see that porn is deeply connected and whole heartedly endorsed by Oprah.
When Kirk Franklin confessed his porn habit to Oprah and to the world, it was more like a confession that endorsed the use of porn.
Among those that profess faith in Jesus and watch porn, it is nothing new.
Pastors are the worst when it comes to porn, but to put your sin of pornography out to the world, and that to one that endorses the use of porn, is a sacrifice on her perverted altar.
Be forewarned that this link is about women addicted to porn.
1 in 3 women watch porn and it is increasing.
One of the things that you have to understand is that in the realm of the spirit, otherwise known as the “heavenlies,” is demon power.
When “a man of God” (TD Jakes) is unaware of the interconnectedness of people and their associations, and associates, transference of spirits will take place. When a ministry is connected to demon power, anything is possible. In all probability, Jakes knows but he chooses to associate with someone that wholeheartedly endorses one of the most destructive forms of depraved human behavior in the world.
Remember, “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9
Every time these men are on the stage with Oprah Winfrey, it is supposed to be an “Elijah” moment.
Not that we are to call fire down but that we rigorously and unapologetically stand for the only True Potentate.
Otherwise, the coexist agenda succeeds.
On Mt. Carmel, one of the most awesome moments in Israel’s history took place.
“If God be God, follow Him. If Baal be god, then follow him.”
Baal was no where to be found after the followers of Baal cried out and profusely cut themselves. Fire came from heaven after Elijah prayed to the real God that answered by fire.
You would expect men of God to challenge the high priestess and false prophetess of our times.
No. Like Elijah, these men ran from confrontation.
I expect someone on the stage in Dallas, or any where, to command Oprah to repent and not eat her dainties. I expect someone to stand and denounce Oprah’s Life Class. I expect someone to stand boldly and proclaim that this is demonic. If no one cries out, it is because they are in the bed of spiritual fornication with Oprah.
It is expected that the subject of porn will not be discussed but connected to porn is the human trafficking that takes place on a daily basis. Thousands of women and teen girls are taken from their homes. Kidnapped, raped, and tortured. Creflo Dollar, in preaching about holiness, is coming down there to Dallas. I’ve heard Creflo’s message on holiness and sanctification. It was on point.
However, when you forget what you’ve preached and end up in the den of demons to show your face and be supportive of a man of God that is compromised, then all that preaching about holiness was for nought. We should have known when Dollar called Eddie Long’s alleged sexual immorality with young boys, “a train wreck,” that Creflo Dollar was compromised.
IV Hilliard will be there too. Along with Israel Houghton, Joel Osteen, and Marvin Sapp and others.
Almost assuredly, when there is a connection to idol worship, sexual immorality is part of their pagan ritual. If you study the life of Solomon, he had over 1000 women. They were a combination of 700 wives, princesses, and 300 concubines (see 1 Kings 11:3). Verse 2 says Solomon “You shall not intermarry with them, not they with you. Surely they will turn away your hearts after their gods. Solomon clung to these in love.”
Is it possible that Solomon was a sex addict? It’s not only possible, but look at these numbers and you will get an idea that this king was undisciplined, to say the least. David proved his undisciplined life with the adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband, Uriah.
When you are dealing with immoral feminine power, there is no question that many men will be slaughtered at the altar of sexual immorality.
Again, while they are dealing with the Life Class, there is no evidence that they will be teaching about sex and porn.
I just want to make you aware of the fact that not only are these men and women of God incredibly blind about Oprah’s background, there will be many believers that will attend that do not know, or they may know and will suppress the Word of God and the Holy Spirit within them just to be star struck by a celebrity.
What will happen afterwards?
A whole lot of messed up lives.
However, the Lord is never caught by surprise. He still knows how to reach people regardless of the devil’s tactics.
Just continue to pray that the Holy Spirit would warn as many as possible.
Finally, this could be a part of the “strong delusion” that is to come.