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.
What’s really at stake here?
For now, allegedly, we have seen one man use a strong arm tactic (threat of a lawsuit) to obtain the right to wear an insignia of the Joint College of Bishops of the African American Pentecostal Bishops.
From Bishop J Delano Ellis, on the Joint College FB page, in response, he called O. C. Allen, a practicing homosexual, “Bishop Allen.”
There is no implication or guess work here.
It is clear by his own words that O. C. Allen is a “Brother Bishop.”
The danger that is presented is that many will now flock to the Joint College, knowing that because one person, in known sin, can obtain credentials, a legitimacy pursuit and acquisition will be easy to obtain.
And they won’t have to use a threatening lawsuit.
All they have to say is that…..
“You let O.C. Allen in? We know you will do the same for us.”
How do you think this will end?
John 15:1a and verse 6 says….
“I am the true Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away;…If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.”
Jesus said in Matthew 7:17-20…
“Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”
Regardless, if you are a non producing dead branch or a bad tree, the fate is the same.
You will burn in fire.
In both cases, the Father cuts off the branch or He cuts down the tree.
The fate is the same.
Into the fire you go to burn.
Sadly, this will not be incentive enough to change a person’s wicked ways.
Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25 says
“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.”
After viewing the Joint College’s 2013 FB site, several comments were made about the quest for truth and the “rebuttal” sent by Bishop Ellis.
Which you can read here…..
What gets me is that many of the comments fail to underscore any Biblical foundation as to why they agreed with the Bishop’s statement. And it is alarming because when you have people following you, the first thing that you have to do is discern the rightly divided Word of God, and discern whether or not the leader submits to Christ’s truth in the Word, Christ’s rule and Christ’s authority.
Sadly one person that agreed with Bishop Ellis’s statement is a pastor of a church called “Pursuit Of Truth.”
When you have people calling you “Excellency,” there is a problem.
And yes, it is worship. Sadly, people still worship everything and everybody else but God.
Psalm 8:1 says…
“O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth.”
It underscores the fact that Jeremiah 17:5-10 is in play here when people agree with the ill-fated position of admitting homosexuals into the ranks of the Joint College. I doubt if there is going to be a course change. Anything is possible though, because the Lord loves people and He wants His people to repent and remember Him as the only One that will bring legitimacy, provided, they turn from their wicked ways.
Just reading verse 5…
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord.”
According to Vine’s Expository Dictionary of OT Words, the word “curse” in his commentary said, “God alone truly “curses.” It is a revelation of His justice, in support of His claim to absolute obedience. Men may claim God’s “curses” by committing their grievances to God and trusting in His righteous judgment (cf. Psalm 109:26-31).”
Why is this reference so important?
Because anytime you trust in a man to bring you legitimacy, you distrust God.
When you have a group of people “agreeing” with sin, there is the problem.
It’s an “eyes wide shut” moment.
Jesus said, “…Seeing they may see and not perceive…”
Like a fish looking at the worm, not seeing the hook. Bait is designed to catch fish for dinner, and these people do not realize that they are on the menu.
The question again is simple.
What’s at stake here?
If a course change never happens, we are witnessing another institution fall to the demonic agenda of LGBT. It is their desire to destabilize and delegitimize Christ and His true church.
For me and others that follow the Word of God, this is an easy one.
The rebuke is issued.
I condemn and vehemently rebuke those that exalt man above Jesus. I condemn and vehemently rebuke all who claim to be in Christ, yet openly practice the sin of homosexuality or any Secret Sexual Sins.
Many would like for those that say something to go away and just pray for them. Believe me, since coming out of the sins of sexual immorality myself (watching porn and masturbation), it’s been my prayer from jump street. But every so often, we read about more perverseness and silliness. How church leaders continue to openly violate the Word of God and live in deep hypocrisy.
The worse kind of preacher is a hypocritical preacher. Especially when they planned it all along. In that case, it’s not hypocritical. It’s plain deception with apostasy written on the wall.
Many will say, we should just walk in love about it and let Jesus handle it.
Another tactic to silence the truth.
It’s like knowing that the bomb is coming and we let it go when we could have done something.
Romans 13:12-14 tells us that “The night is far spent, the day is at hand…”
More foolishness is coming and the Joint College is just a start of things to come.
The strings of the LGBT puppet masters are firmly in place in the leadership of the Joint College, unless they revoke the credentials issued to O.C. Allen, and reinstate their unequivocal support and pledge their full unadulterated compliance to the Joint College’s statement against allowing people captured by the sin of homosexuality to seek any office therein.
Until then, no longer legitimate and without credibility, the Joint College is another casualty of war, and this time, it’s a very big prize in the trophy case of church institutions captured by the devil.
And that, without any fight. The Joint College just took a dive.
You wonder if a “Gamaliel” would rise up and speak some sense into the minds of these people. Someone that has a little wisdom to offer a Biblical course change before it is too late.
Alas. More ministers, their ministries, churches, and whatever denominations that are left, may capsize when the storm of sinful pressure from the now spiritually acceptable church leaders of the brand name LGBT puppet masters.
My only question is that since O. C. Allen is already an ordained bishop, why don’t he make up his own insignia and start his own sin-filled denomination? Or, was it his intention all along to do it and he needed some form of legitimacy so that when he is ready, he will make his move. Just imagine a whole denomination of homosexual churches under his leadership?
Could this be part of the sexual immorality that may swallow the deceived, the very elect?
The infiltration by way of compromise is over.
Perhaps a new tactic will emerge. Only a matter of time. It may be time for a massive frontal assault and those that are not prepared to fight may not make it.
But the Bible says…
“Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
As the late John Osteen once said…
“The devil’s best is not enough!”
I might add….Because we serve a God that is more than enough!