Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Divination Of Detroit

Thank you for visiting this page and May the Lord continue to bless you in the New Year of 2008.
At the end of 2006 many ministries produced a theme for 2007 similar to this, "God will complete HIS work in you in 2007" Many also used Phil. 1:6 as a proof text for this message:
  • "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:"
Well, 2007 has come and gone and , BOY were some things completed. Some marriages, ministries, churches, gospel singers and folk just caught down right, COMPLETELY in their sins.

They were done and completed like our respective Thanksgiving Turkeys AND Christmas Hams…sliced, diced, cut open and exposed. The only problem is that many of them DON’T know how exposed their sins actually were.
  • Numbers 32:23: "But if ye will not do so, behold ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out."
In 2007 the sins of the church have been made public sport for the world to see, mock and criticize. Marriages of individuals who have engaged in national and international public ministry and have even claimed to be on the "Front Line" have been shipwrecked by way of fights, spousal abuse, police reports and some even during regular bible study gatherings as church members were told by their leaders "we’re simply going our separate ways, and we wish each other well".


In 2007, Bishops have battered their spouses and some spouses have retaliated by killing their preacher husbands. In addition of all the heterosexual problems, homosexual ministers such as
Rev. Benjamin Reynolds

Rev. Benjamin Reynolds have promoted and endorsed their homosexuality from the pulpit after years of living a life on the DL (Down Low). He left his church in Colorodo in October

V. Gene Robinson


the late Dr. Peter Gomes
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Then there are others such as openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson who proclaims that there is another gospel that allows ministers to be homosexual and unashamed.

Yet other homosexual ministers such asthe late Dr. Peter Gomes of Harvard Divinity School have said that he wishes that he could have a debate with St. Augustine (354-430) to straighten out his (St. Augustine’s) view and perception of homosexuality which Gomes felt was the only fault in St Augustine’s historical narratives.
Bishop Blake

Yes, my fellow COGIC brethern, this is the same Dr. Peter Gomes who is an open and avid homosexual, that at one point and somehow, enchanted our beloved Presiding Bishop, Bishop Charles E. Blake , into opening up his West Angeles pulpit to him (Gomes) in repayment of Bishop Blake’s invitation to minister at Harvard University. As the song says, "How Low Can We Go?" This invitation was not a good move and has brought about much confusion and controversy within the body of Christ and pentecostalism in particular.

Now, all of this, is in addition to the fact that many of our gospel music stages have been invaded by "gay blades", sodomites, and what the bible calls "Sons of Belial". Now many of our most beloved gospel music figures live under new suspicion of homosexuality and perverted ills from which they once proudly claimed deliverance.

In 2007 materialistic oriented ministries have begun to come under judgement and a new level of scrutiny for leaving their adherents, broke, in need, and by the way side both physically and mentally. Although, the gov’t has possibly overstepped it’s bound and created an unsanctioned redundancy, the message that God will not allow HIS people to be further abused should come across loud and clear. In 2007 many ministries have stopped preaching the Gospel and calling people to repentance but now have turned unto messages of fame, wealth, social and psychological acceptance and personal empowerment.

Now many of us know the problems even more in-depth than I’ve gone into here. Amazingly enough the real problem is that too many of us have failed to learn from the apparent mistakes, excesses and sins that have been exposed in 2007.

But the Real Story...DETROIT YOU’VE BEEN DIVINED!

Juanita Bynum II
In the City of Detroit, Michigan, every Wednesday, until February 2008, at 5:00 AM… EARLY MORNINGS…BEFORE DAY BREAK… Prophetess Juanita Bynum, who has said that the "Lord has led her", is engaged in morning prayer at the Greater Grace City Of David. Under the watchful approval of Bishop Charles H. Ellis III.

In the telecasts aired on The Word Network the week of Dec. 24th 2007, Juanita told the over 2,000 participants that attend one of the early morning prayer services to do the following:  


  1. Praise the Lord intensely
  2. Wait for the anointing to come.
  3. After the anointing "arrives" call out your name in the atmosphere to attract or draw what you need in the spirit.
WHAT???
2,000 SAINTS...get up before day to hear Juanita Bynum, butcher the scripture with a TOTAL abuse of what the anointing is, teach the creation of metaphysical reality through the power of words and promote the so called "Universal Law Of Attraction"?


IN A CHURCH???

What is going on? When will we ever learn?

The "Universal Law Of Attraction" popularized in recent times by Rhonda Byrne in her New York Times best selling book "The Secret", said that the Universal Law of Attraction is the most powerful law in the universe. This concept has been reverberated by other authors including Russell Simmons in his book "Do You". Both authors claim that this law is singularly responsible for their success and the success of every "successful" person living today.

Adherents to this law state that your "energy" or "vibrational frequency" will attract others to you that have the same "energy" or "vibrational frequency", therefore bringing people into your lives that will be able to fulfill your desires, dreams and compliment your DESTINY. They propose that negative energy will draw negative energy to itself and positive energy in turn will also draw positive energy to itself. In fact many of this philosophy’s proponents go so far as to say that NOTHING happens to an individual unless it’s drawn to them by their very own "vibration" or "frequency" They even go so far to say that the Bible is in agreement with their concepts in such scriptures as
  • Psalms 23:7a-" For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:"
and
  • Mark 11:23-24- "For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them"
Consequently, because the lie has been sanitized for a Christian audience, Christians have followed the apostles and disciples of the lie hook, line and sinker, not considering that what Juanita has resorted to is what the bible has called DIVINATION and witchcraft.
What happened to the WORD of God that has instructed:
  • Deut. 18:9-14- 9-"When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 10-There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11-Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12-For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. 13-Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. 14-For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do."
Divination is a "foretelling future events, or discovering things secret by the aid of superior beings, or other than human means." It is used in scripture of false systems of ascertaining the divine will. It has been universal in all ages, and all nations alike civilized and savage.

Divination is associated with Spiritism. IN the Bible the word "spiritist" which always appears with "witch." The root of the word in Hebrew is the verb"to know." In modern English "wizard" means someone very wise or inventive, a very clever or skillful person. But in the Bible it is always a forbidden thing, a kind of black magic. This is why most modern versions translate the word as "spiritist," "fortune-teller," or "sorcerer."

For any profit, (PROPHET yet alone PROPHETESS) to encourage individuals to pray, wait for the anointing to come, then call their name in the atmosphere in order to receive what they need; is a doctrine of devils, a seducing spirit and one UNWORTHY of the church of God.
  • I John 4:1- "1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
  • I Timothy 4:1-2- "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;"
  • II Timothy 4:3-4 "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
Why should the church and church leaders be so interested in this? This is why:
  • Galations 1:6-9- 6- "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7-Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8-But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9-As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed."
Part of the commission of the minister is to build up the faith and shore up the firm foundation of the believer:
  • Ephes. 4:14-15 "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:"
Who is guarding the hen house? The wolves?

As stated above with leaders seduced by the homosexual right and even in homosexuality themselves, we can see that some are asleep. The eccumenism and inclusion of so many things has been allowed that now even spiritism is allowed in many of our churches. Encouraging the believers is one thing, the acceptance of false doctrine and unbiblical practices and them who promote it is quite another.

To whom will be our allegiance in 2008? Have we learned the lessons of 2007, or must we repeat them until the Body Of Christ suffers more at the hands of mislead and misleading individuals?


DETROIT…You’ve been DIVINED. Will the TRUE people of God PLEASE stand up?


By the way, you may not live in Detroit but YOUR CITY could be N E X T...Lawd Help Us!!!

Blessed!
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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Pulpit-Pimp Gone Wild

Mr. Melvin Jones, the Pulpit Pimp Himself encourages his most faithful to "Blaspheme" and exposes his own followers to the judgements of God:

Melvin, "Da Pimp Pimp" Jones, is back at it again, causing his most faithful to continue to blaspheme by encouraging them accredit the works of God to the devil. Mr. Jones who admittedly has served and adhered to the doctrines of The Apostolic Church, The Christian Missionary Alliance Church, The Reformed Presbyterian Church, The Catholic Church, The Full Gospel Church and The Baptist Church (all in one lifetime) became disgruntled some time ago at his wife’s current pastor, Pastor John K. Jenkins, of The First Baptist Church of Glenarden because the pastor allowed Bishop T.D. Jakes to speak at his church and has subsequently established a relationship with him.

In response Melvin "Da Pimp Pimp" Jones established a web site dedicated supposedly to exposing all of them that handle the gospel fraudulently in his opinion. However the web site is actually a anti-Pentecostal site only exposing the "supposed" doctrinal errors of highly visible Pentecostal ministers and ministries.
His latest attack has been against me and the Church Of God In Christ in particular. Crediting the work and move of God to devils and encouraging his followers to do so is one of his favorite MO’s. One of his adherents wrote the following email to me full of blasphemous statements:

{Passah Burette,
First of all, you really surprise me in that you don't seem to take me seriously. You have to understand that I was an Ordained Elder and Asst. Pastor (who refused to take a church as pastor) in the COGIC. I know the "black book" from front to back. It is not a biblically based book. It is no different than the "Watchtower" of the Jehovah's Witness nor the "Book of Mormon" in the LDS. If what you believe about God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Salvation, etc., comes out of that book, then you are doomed.
The COGIC organization is based off of a falsehood and that it that there is a "second blessing" that leads to "holiness". The bible, including the Historical Narrative Book of Acts, does not support such a thing. If you knew anything about proper biblical interpretation (Hermeneutics, Exegesis, and Exposition) you would know that it is improper to build doctrine from a historical account. You are supposed to go to the didactic portions of scripture to build doctrine. Charles Mason didn't know that and you don't know that. When we first come to Christ in repentance and faith, we get "everything that pertaineth unto life and godliness" (II Peter 1:3)! Everything Passa! We are "made complete in Christ" (Colossians 2:9-10) All this second blessing garbage is American Christianity's quest for "something more". Divine empowerment does not come from some mystical event, it comes from a changed heart and the sovereign calling or assignment of God. That's it!
I knew that you didn't have anything more to offer because there is no more. The Jesus Christ of the bible is enough for me. You can have the Jesus of the COGIC!}

As noted the individual lacked total respect for me as a PASTOR not Passa (whatever that is) and my Christian heritage, even went on to attribute the works of Bishop Charles H. Mason to ignorance and turns the Bible into fantasy and discredits the In Filling of the Holy Ghost. Even goes on to equate the move of God within the Church Of God In Christ to that of know cults and cultic philosophies. Finally, this so called man of God says that he served the Church Of God In Christ for 30 years before deciding not to Pastro a church offered to him, and credits every COGIC Pastor as being blind and led of the devil. For this I responded as follows:

A back-slidden, defunct preacher, who came in off the accolades of YOUR FATHER (who I’M SURE was a GOOD MAN)…But you didn’t pay for your promotion within the church in any way, you probably rode off of your associations and FAMILY name, MORE THAN likely obsessed over some sin in your life, felt convicted because you never did anything but probably "feel good" spiritually, and then had the nerve to become ungrateful and now spend you time bashing the very beliefs that sustained your family for years...
PLEASE! Like Mayor Harold Washington said about the Daily family of Chicago "Why should I RESPECT SOMEONE WHO DIDN’T EARN WHAT THEY GOT and WHO DOESN’T HONOR ME, MY HISTORY OR ANYTHING I STAND?"
FURTHER, you have NO IDEA of what the COGIC Manual is about (IF YOU EVER HAD ONE) AND HAVE THE NERVE TO COMPARE A BOOK OUTLINING LITERGY, DOCTRINAL SUMMATIONS AND DISCPLINARY GUIDELINES... with OCCULT works such as the The Book Of Mormon and the The New World Translation. YOU ARE PITIFUL and a FARCE to the highest degree!}

I also pray that your self-leading and following of other rejecters of the TRUTH of the Baptism Of The Holy Ghost, hasn’t led you into the category of blasphemy and or to the place where God has rejected you or turned you over to a reprobate mind. If you’re angry reading this, THAT’S ONE SURE SIGN THAT YOU’RE ABOUT GONE.

In response to this Mr. Jones has encouraged this man to pursue his blasphemy against both myself and the Church Of God In Christ. Although Mr. Jones has agreed to review and add non Pentecostal ministries to his line of criticisms he has not done so as of yet. This is partially due to the fact that he is also a sensationalist. In other words Pimping his followers for attention.

His site yet remains full of individuals who mock and criticize Pentecostalism and with his encouragement they even go as far as to ridicule tongues, miracles and accredit the move of God to the devil. It is for that blasphemy that Mr. Jones will be brought into judgement by a righteous and just God.

II Peter 3:3 ~ "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,"

Further Mr. Jones, although claiming not to be a minister, leads his followers in Biblical instruction claiming to follow the pattern of hermenutics set forth by reformers such as John Calvin, Martin Luther and Jonathan Edwards. In fact he has exalted their writings and belief to the status of Secondary Apostles. When asked for a Biblical reason why gifts and tongues DON'T exist today, Mr. Jones remains lost in his world of confusion and further asks his faithful to support his beliefs.

Psalms 7:13-17~ "Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made. His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate. I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high".

Proverbs 6:16-19~"These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. "

So in short what is the word of God to Mr. Jones?~ REPENT, GET SAVED, and STOP leading your followers to hell and perdition. PULPIT PIMP DOWN CALL 911!
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Monday, November 12, 2007

The Battle For The Church & Sexuality

On Sunday Nov. 11th 2007 BET aired the show "Meet The Faith". The topic was homosexuality within the black church. The panelists included Sherry Lee Ralph, Keith~Gay Blade~Boykin and Bishop E. Bernard Jordan.

Although I've not been too impressed with Bishop Jordan in the past, for reasons I won't go into here, I was hoping that he would be able to at least get a good, right, and well centered word across on what homosexuality is and why the church must preach against homo and lesbian lifestyles. Unfortunately, Bishop Jordan was in no way ready for this panel, or at least, when they GAVE HIM A CHANCE TO SPEAK.

Similarly, BET's show "Exalted" featured Bishop Carlton Pearson who has left every sound Biblical doctrine about the ministry of Jesus that he once knew, and entered into fantasy land with his doctrine of inclusion, which is a step even beyond what many Primitive Baptists believe, and ventures into flat out HERETICAL Biblical understanding promoting dogmas such as "Jesus didn't say he was God" (Which ANY BIBLE STUDENT KNOWS HE DID CLEARLY~ JOHN 8:58, JOHN 14:10-11, MATT. 9:5-6, MATT:28:18 and the list goes ON) and that "Jesus wasn't a Christian" and that he "didn't come to save Christians" the last 2 statements show his utter confusion because they make no sense.

From these shows and their content some things are very clear:


  • Homosexuals and Lesbians have a right to all protections under the law as anyone else in society, and sexual orientation SHOULD NOT be the determining factor for secular employment, housing and other norms. Before you ask, I DO NOT believe in extending spousal benefits of insurance to homosexual or heterosexual partners. Doing so undermines the concepts of family and commitment and is bad for society on a number of levels.
  • Both the church and the homosexual community often speak about this subject in a too highly of an emotional manner. So much so until neither really gets a good understanding without being emotionally riled up or offended.
  • The homosexual community DOES NOT feel that the Bible condemns their sexual orientation based on the traditional scriptures used. They feel that they were born or produced as a part of a diversity among mankind as Same Gender Loving individuals.
  • Many church leaders and ministers DO NOT know the scripture well enough to set forth a clear straight forward argument based on the Bible and the ability to reason.
  • Homosexuals cannot discern the topics of sexual orientation and its relationship to God and sin and consequently twist the Bible and history to serve their views.
  • The passions of the homosexual are unbridled. This DOES NOT mean that they are predators or out to only get sex, it means that they have no control over sincere feelings and emotions toward same gender individuals.
The Gay movement is led by vocal and visible "gender benders",bloggers and television personalities such as Ellen Degeneres, Keith Boykin, Jasmyn Cannick and countless others that promote homo agenda such as Tyra Banks. All of these have decided to move toward their primary objective. That objective is in part, to redefine family, the church, and ultimately steal the Glory Of God. Now, please don't think for a minute that I believe that they (within themselves) are that calculating. No, it's not a conspiracy after the flesh, although some of it may be well coordinated. In reality, it is the spirit that is controlling their actions.

An example of this is found when many of them repeatedly infer that the church was built upon homosexual participation and giving and further that it (the church)CANNOT make it without them and their ongoing support. As proof they often refer to the many pulpits that have been deceived into allowing homosexuals special functions in the church, while simultaneously preaching against the homosexual orientation and the homosexual lifestyle. To exacerbate the problem further, the homosexual declares that many, if not most, of the preachers in the pulpit are "In the closet" and that just about all of the church's musicians and gospel artists are gay or lesbian. This again, is an attempt to call into question the motivations, actions, and messages from some of the country's most influential ministries. More to the point, one of the greatest questions they pose toward any preacher that stands against them and meets their criteria of being homophobic is "Is He Gay?"

There is no wonder or mystery to this strategy. The devil's name "satan" simply means accuser or one who brings an accusation to bear. This is why those of us who are truly spiritual know that they are doing no more than the spirit of the enemy is promoting them to do. Remember, our fight is not against flesh and blood. (Ephes. 6:12)



Now, as a church, we must admit that we have a problem. Too MANY PREACHERS, MUSICIANS, SINGERS, AND GOSPEL ARTISTS are IN THE CLOSET. It's a tragic shame but it's true. Then, still there are a lot of ministers and leaders who are on the DL and live double lives from the pulpits. What we must do is REPENT, allow God to purge his church and get back on our knees and on our faces ask the Lord to forgive our sins and lift our shame. (II Chron 7:14)


We must be affirmed in knowing that NONE of the church's failures excuses or affirms the homo, lesbian, adulterer, or fornicator in their ways of ungodliness. It only proves what we already know. The devil is the father of lies, SIN and is a killer. The devil's primary aim is to cause the church to bow down to him and steal the Glory Of God from it.

What did Jesus tell Peter?
  • Luke 22:31~32 "And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren"
Thank God for the prayer of Jesus! This scripture points to the fact that Peter represented what would become, the ministry and revelation of the church. satan's desire was to get control of that ministry and leadership and replace the revelation of God with his own shoddy version of secularism and unfounded dogmas.

On a web site dedicated to the promotion of the gay agenda, a reader asked a question of the site owner/administrator (who by the way claims to be saved). The question was how did the site owner know that what they were doing and saying was ordained of God, and how were they sure that they were right?

The administrator went on to answer by saying that he/she walked by faith, and the belief that their life experiences had prepared them to answer these questions and basically promote the gay agenda. That same web site is actively soliciting Same Gender Loving (SGL) or HOMOSEXUAL churches to be a part of their church network. Their objective is to financially support and build up homosexual ministries, pastors, and leaders in an effort to provide an alternative to churches who preach and teach against homosexuality.

To cut to the heart of the issues, GOD IS AGAINST THE HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA, LIFESTYLE, BIBLICAL INTERPRETATIONS AND INTENTS AS IT PERTAINS TO HIS CHURCH.

Biblical Exposition

Although the gay community says that they were born the way that they are as a complete, whole and diverse human being the church must first note the following:
  • God only created 2 types of individuals from the beginning and HE called them MALE and FEMALE. Any other type of individual born any other way or outside of one of those categories is a product or result of SIN that entered the world through Adam's disobedience. The homo or lesbian need not take the blame for what they feel, think and believe...SIN is to blame and it has placed those things there through the veil of the FLESH and through the tainting of the soul because of SIN. The answer to this dilemma is the same one that Jesus spoke to Nicodemus in John 3:7b "...Ye must be BORN AGAIN." No matter how or what you were born with the first time, a NEW BIRTH in Jesus will destroy the yoke and begin to set things in God's proper order. (I Peter 1:23) In addition, Paul points out to the Corinthians (who by the way had a significant homosexual population) in II Cor. 5:17~ "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." Christ deals with our nature and essence NOT merely our feelings and emotions. He deals with who we are and what we are.

  • Jesus categorized ALL sexual impurity as SIN~ Matt: 15:19-"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man:..." ref. Luke 7:20 Why would God punish me as a heterosexual for sexual impurity and incentivize and reward the homosexual for non biblical sexual desire? MAKES NO SENSE.

  • Paul reaffirms that all sexual impurity and inconsistency is a work of the FLESH~ Galations 5:19. In this passage Paul goes on to name 4 sexual categories of sins. Adultery, fornication, uncleanness and lasciviousness. These four categories define ALL types of sexual SINS and impurities known to mankind. The first 2 are plain and easily understood both by homo and heterosexual individuals as being sins. The latter, Uncleanness deals directly with homosexuality, lesbianism and cross gender desires and cultic sexual practices. The last one, Lasciviousness, deals with bisexuality, sexual contact with non human beings and fetishes. ALL OF THESE ARE SINS OF THE FLESH. It doesn't matter how you feel as it pertains to your desire for these things. The feelings themselves indicates the presence of a sin nature that MUST be submitted to God simply because HE said so.

People in general have a hard time reconciling the fact that SIN dwells within them even without a knowledge of it. ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO GAIN A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF SIN TO BE IN SIN. The HOMOSEXUAL reconciles that they did not ask to be Same Gender Loving individuals therefore God does not and will not consider them sinners or in a condition of sin.

My questions and response to that is Mr./Ms Homosexual WHY DO YOU FEEL SO SPECIAL as to not have to wrestle with issues of sin and unrighteousness? Why do you feel that your birth into this world was somehow immaculate and that you BY NATURE were born holy and your desires are all inherently PURE? NO, you were born in SIN and INTO SIN JUST LIKE ME! Your sin is not my sin, but guess what IT'S STILL SIN, and it's all WORTHY OF DEATH!

Just in case you still want to play church and hold on to your SINS, please be reminded of this:

In I Samuel 5 the Philistines took the Glory of God or the Ark Of The Covenant after many years of struggle and after God had punished HIS people for their sins. The short of the long is that when God began to deal with them, (the Philistines) they were stricken with terrible disease and their god (dagon) was found broken and upon his face in their temple.

The Philistines moved to rid themselves of God's Glory because they soon realized that God was a terrible and All Mighty God and one that THEY could not handle or bend to meet their desires. Don't forget that God is the same God today!

Flesh CANNOT handle the Glory Of God.

All humanity WILL bow before the presence of HIS greatness (Philippians 2:10). Weak, strong, flawed, hetro and homo. Only them that love HIM enough to purify themselves at the CROSS will be seen by HIM in peace (I Jonh 3:3). No FLESH will glory or be justified in HIS sight (Romans 3:19).

Now, so far as the fight with the church and for the Glory of God, it's been tried before and every society, every person, every religion has failed through history. The battle is the Lord's and he wins all the time and every time and ONLY what HE does will last.

Heb. 4:11-16~ "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."

Blessed!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

In The Pulpit

Saints, I praise God for another opportunity to encourage and speak to you. Please don’t forget to visit the New Bethel Ministries page at http://www.newbethelcogic.blogspot.com/ I believe that you will continue to be blessed by even more personal and ministry specific information you’ll find there.

We are living in a day that is simply beyond belief. I am thoroughly convinced that the messages, allowances, and indulgences coming from many of our pulpits have helped turned our communities into hell.

Isaiah 9:15 ~ "For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed."

As a minister, I know the importance of speaking the right words. Moreover, I know the necessity of LIVING the WORD first and foremost. As a minister (servant) you must keep in mind that you may be the only message or sermon that many people will ever SEE. This is why there is such a great weight of accountability laid at the ministers feet. To handle the ministry gift frivolously is to deny the power of and importation of God into this world through you. Since Jesus, the greatest gift that humanity can experience is the life of a holy child of God. When God moves through the lives of HIS children, mountains will move, burdens will roll away, and the community will be blessed.

As you read many of you are saying, "yea, I know that." But I would challenge you in this…If we all know that living the standard is such an important part of serving God, then why are we forced into asking questions about our leaders such as:
  • Is he or she a homosexual or lesbian?
  • Is he or she a molester?
  • Is the Pastor stealing from the church?
  • Do they have a girlfriend or boyfriend on the side?
  • Is the Pastor on drugs?
These are only some of the questions that our pulpits present to many in their congregations each and every service. Unfortunately, many aren’t interested in knowing the truth, and whatever the minister does is either overlooked or explained away as not being relevant. The reason is because, like the devil, some pastors have learned how to tap into the emotional make up or soulish realm of many people in their congregations. This will often lead to inordinate affections and excuses for erroneous and misbehavior. Many members of the church will often fight for a "wrong" minister and persecute a righteous one.

Conversely, those that are spiritual and desire deeper truths, want a level of satisfaction that the vessel they are receiving the fresh water of the Spirit from is a vessel worthy of honor and one that is able to deliver the full council of God.

There are ministers all over this country who have what they describe as "personal issues" and "private" matters to work out.

With all of what needs to be worked out, it’s a wonder that God has not judged our churches and leadership before now…by the way, just in case you didn’t know, judgement against unrighteousness and unrighteous leadership is in the land.

What I am about to say is common knowledge as to what is going on around the country. Let’s look at the anatomy of some of the "personal" problems we can see from many popular ministry figures:
  • Domestic abuse
  • Homosexual deviance~ Down Low relationships
  • Effeminent behavior~ Pastors with feminine ways
  • Lesbianism~ women leaders who only date other women of the church. This behavior usually ranges from extremely feminine acting women to butch (men acting) women
  • Fornication
  • Adultery
  • Bisexuality~ married and dating men/women on the side
  • Molestation~ ministers who prey on children
  • Seduction and Impregnation of 16 and 18 year old congregants~ there is currently a rash of pastors having children by young ladies whom they’ve seduced. They usually try to "work things out" with their wives before the relationship is made public.
  • Abject hedonism~ multiple women and relationships in the church
  • Crossdressing~ many of our Gospel singers/ministers are flat out guilty
  • Self Worship and Stardom
  • Heretical and non biblical teachings and inspirations
This is happening in many churches all across the country right now. How many pulpits must God uncover before we come to know that God is real?

How do we expect the gang member or thug to trust the church when the church can’t trust itself?

I challenge any minister that is homosexual, lesbian or that has any other deviant and non-biblical lifestyle…COME OUT OF THE CLOSET before GOD SETS THE CLOSET AND YOU ON FIRE!

If you believe that you can do what you do and yet maintain your anointing, relationship with God and Power of the Spirit and still be biblically centered, COME OUT WITH IT. The world needs to see and hear your doctrine. If you feel that you are right why be ashamed? But, before you do, Please read Leviticus 10.

Nadab and Abihu thought similar thoughts and they mixed their "stuff" with what God had instituted at the brazen altar. The next thing you know is that LIGHTNING or the fire of the Lord came from heaven and consumed them both. Only burnt up remains and ashes were left.

God IS NOT interested in our excuses as to why we can’t get it right. He is only interested in our repentance and humbling ourselves to HIS presence and will.
  • I don’t know about you, but I am tired of reading gut wrenching tell all blogs written by the so-called "lovers" of in the closet homosexual preachers and ministers…
  • I’m tired of watching ministers preach in too tight, gay clothing and cuss during their messages.
  • I grow tired of hearing the excuses as to why ministers are having sexual relationships and babies by the young ladies of their churches.
  • I grow tired of hearing how missionaries and evangelists struggle with their very own sexual identity as soon as they get out of the pulpit.
We can say it’s all just an attack of the enemy, continue to make our excuses while our communities are torn further apart or we can take responsibility, bow before the Lord and ask him to take out of us what is on the inside.

God Will Purge HIS Church

God must purge HIS church so that HIS name will be glorified among the heathen. God will not allow his church to be overtaken by the devil. HE yet has a place of righteousness for the Saints and holy men and women of God are yet calling HIS name. Thank God for the countless, righteous pulpits all across America. It is my hope that this will merely strengthen you and reconfirm your importance as we endeavor to win our communities, schools and churches back from the enemy that has lulled so many to sleep.

In conclusion, God knows that we are miserable without Christ and without HIM, we can do nothing. Let’s put the right thing in our pulpits and demand the right atmosphere be created so that we can restore this generation as Christ has called us to do.

Blessed!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Righteous Exalted & The Mighty Humbled

Proverbs 14:34 ~"Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people"

Thank God for another opportunity to provide encouragement to those everyday, ordinary people who believe in and serve our wonderful, extraordinary Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To those of you who don’t know HIM; Jesus is historically verifiable, risen from the dead and alive today. All one has to do is repent of one’s sins and receive HIM, by faith to be saved.


Speaking of REPENT

Saints, I must do so. I was wrong----{at least I think???} OPRAH, please forgive me…I just "fount out" that you DIDN’T invite Juanita Bynum to your power excursion…According to BeBe Winans in an interview on Rejoice Musical Soul Food the week of Oct. 8th 2007, Juanita showed up at Oprah’s ranch along with 1699 other guests for Barak Obama’s fundraiser.{that was to shore up his policy on domestic violence}



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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Saints vs Celebrities Pt.2

As continued from Saints vs Celebrities Pt. 1 we observe that Celebrities do what they do best...focus on themselves, desire to get paid above all else, and provide inconsistent answers to their problems that are usually displayed openly and before the world. Now, before I go too much further I am compelled to remind you of what I said regarding judgement in my initial blog, "Get Right Church and Let's Go Home"
  • We as a church have the right and God given call to discern between right and wrong, good and bad. Paul said in I Cor. 6 that we (Saints)are going to judge the world and angels we should be able to judge the things that pertain to this life. That judgement is not a condemnation to hell, but rather a discernment of truth, right and wrong.

Discernment, is the key to properly understanding and defining these events and interpreting them in light of the WORD of God. We must use Bible DISCERNMENT to fully understand what has happened because only the Word has the standard of objective truth. I was sharing with friends this week that discernment is essential in the church and in the life of every believer. In fact discernment is so important that I Corinthians 12:10 says that "Discernment Of Spirits" is a spiritual gift. Therefore, in order for the church to be properly and fully edified, discernment must be in operation.

  • I John 4:1 says, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:"

How can the spirits be tried other than through the WORD and proper spiritual discernment? Certainly not with some metaspiritual feeling or touchy belief. Therefore, Discernment is the ability to perceive and measure the spiritual and moral implications or characteristic of a circumstance, event or person through the objective standard of the word of God. We must be willing to look at a situation and perceive it plainly and openly as either good or evil, righteous or unrighteous, or acceptable before God or not acceptable before God. There are times when we perceive a sinless imperfection but nonetheless, we should be willing to make a judgement. The problem presents itself when the church offers a twisted perception of truth and declares unrighteous acts righteous and unholy acts holy.

  • Isaiah 5:20- Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

When evil is called good and good is called evil the community, and in this case the country, is effected in a negative way to say the least.

We will move on to other topics and discussions, because there is plenty that the church must discuss and get right, but the Bynum-Weeks FIASCO has taken flight and gone to another level of strange and flat out contradiction last week. It is filled with TV appearances, lawyers, divorce proceedings, and press conferences. I also want you to know that I am praying for the repentance and turning of each of the individuals involved in the Bynum-Weeks and White circumstances and everyone who is struggling with similar and/or greater issues. For those who don't know what happened, it goes a little like this:

First, TBN EXPLOITS Juanita's situation and pain by asking her to appear as an "exclusive" special host of Tuesday Sept. 4ths program. As a CELEBRITY (and y'u-know doing what they do) she accepts the appointment and puts on the best show possible. { So I guess that could mean that she EXPLOITED HERSELF}Anyway, you know as well as I know, that Juanita was in NO WAY mentally or otherwise ready for anything like that, but she is a CELEBRITY and CELEBRITIES must entertain. I'll deal with the spiritual arguments that she made in a moment.

Shortly before the show, Juanita held a press conference and declared that she was the "New Face Of Domestic Violence". She then went on to say that she is seeking out Barak Obama to shore up his stance on Domestic Violence {I'm sure he was waiting for her to go through this so he could make a stand one way or another}Then, {and I'm unsure of whether before or after the press conference}, Juanita also receives an invitation to the BIG HOUSE...Oprah Winfrey's California mansion to be with the "A List" or "Who's Who" of black women, during her annual two day, touchy feeley, pow-wow power excursion. WOW! IT TOOK ALL THEM BRUISES FOR OPRAH TO FINALLY LET YOU IN JUANITA...All that preachin', prophesying and tellin' about your past wasn't enough...I guess being choked, kicked, stomped and embarrassed allowed the WORLD to finally accept you. CONGRATULATIONS!

Unfortunately it only gets worse!

During her appearance on TBN (TUESDAY) Juanita addressed many topics as it pertains to herself and the condition of her marital relationship and feelings for her husband. These are some of the highlights and statements that she made:

  • "I Won't break the COVENANT between me and my husband" "He is an anointed MAN-D of God"{???}
  • "I'm in warfare for EVERY woman all over the world who has ever been through this" {Every woman, all over the world=Self-Exaltation}
  • "I don't even feel any bitterness, I forgive my husband and I want the world to pray for him because it's not about that, it's about MY DESTINY" {Self-Centeredness}
  • "People don't want to hear 50 million scriptures, they wanna know have you been through what I've been through."- {According to Juanita's revelation why even try to reach the drug addict or prostitute. If you've never been one you have NOTHING to offer}
  • "God told me not to listen to any other Pastors because no one else is in the equation, it's about MY DESTINY." {Now, God has given her a NEW SYSTEM of help and instruction...There is no need for the Biblical definition of a PASTOR, God's got her back directly, no matter what}
  • Then, toward the end, she heard a "SOUND" coming out of her belly.

I'll stop.

One more thing though. She also received a prophetic and spiritual word that Jesus is giving her a "BLOOD BATH" so that when the demons touch her they'll get "infected". What is that? Is the blood of Jesus somehow now some sort of demon viral-anti-virus? Wait until Pfizer gets a hold of that one!

I wish to commend Bishop Weeks for his APOLOGY Wednesday. He said that he apologized to both his church, community and Christians around the world for his actions and for us having to "endure this ordeal" Although, we acknowledge the fact that Bishop Weeks HAD NO RIGHT to HIT OR HARM Mrs. Bynum-Weeks in any way, (I'm unsure of whether he APOLOGIZED to HER but, the beat goes on {No pun intended}) he seems to acknowledge his wrong and is willing to accept the consequences for his actions. That is a good thing and at least a step in the right direction. As a Pastor, I pray that time will help him make determinations to eliminate any violent behavior from his character. GIVE UP THE PULPIT THOUGH. He needs to be healed and it will take some time to try to straighten this one out.

The part that amazes me here is that during Bishop Weeks news conference, ON WEDNESDAY, while his lawyers were talking, a reporter asked had they seen the DIVORCE papers that Juanita had filed and what did they think. The lawyers responded by saying that they were unaware of any such filing...This is what CELEBRITIES do:

  • Say things like, "I won't break the COVENANT" {On Tuesday) then BOOM-SHANK-A-LANK- GRANT ME MY DIVORCE PLEASE!(On Wednesday)
  • They often believe that every situation is about THEM and THEIR DESTINY why, because they must be at the center of everything.
  • They often look to validate their circumstances with accolades and acceptance of others. In this case Juanita said she asked people to come who would "minister" to her and her needs on the show. This leads me to believe that she accepted this appointment some time before her appearance Tuesday.

I still don't know what the "SOUND" was that she heard coming out of her belly. It MUST have been the sound of her LAWYERS typing up the bill for writing and filing her divorce papers.

CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

This is ever so important because just the "other day" Juanita was claiming that she was both a "Judge" and a "Prophetess". These are high and significant callings of God and one that does not allow the wearers of the titles to behave in unstable manners and act foolishly. Aside from that, there was a considerable amount of Self-exaltation and oversight over the community of Gods people that she and others in her circle assumed.

First of all, for every SAINT, including Juanita, your home and acceptance IS NOT among SINNERS and Worldly Women or Men of influence. It is in the CHURCH where you began. Men and women CANNOT affirm or validate the SAINTS. They can only affirm them that belong to them:

  • John: 15:19a- "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you."

CELEBRITIES affirm CELEBRITIES...Cliques affirm cliques, but God affirms his SAINTS. One must know that real SAINTS serve the Lord in spite of:

  • Attention
  • Recognition
  • Materialistic Gain
  • Accolades or
  • Encouragement From Others

The reward of the SAINTS is given from God and by God.

  • Psalms 149:4- "The Lord taketh pleasure with his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation."

The reward of the CELEBRITY is temporary and fleeting. The Lord's pleasure is not the pleasure of the world.

The actions of the CELEBRITY are inconsistent, found wanting and dependent upon MEN. The actions of the SAINT are determined by the Lord and offer strength and stability:

  • Psalms 37:23- "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way."

The SAINT seeks the path of modesty and humility, while the CELEBRITY only knows excess and overabundance materialistically.

  • Psalms 37:16- "A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked."

So who wins in the battle of the SAINT vs CELEBRITY?

It can be summed up like this:

  • Revelation 7:14b-17- "...These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15) Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16)They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17) For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."

Now, don't think for a minute that SAINTS are in a war with the CELEBRITIES. Our warfare IS NOT against flesh and blood. (Ephes. 6:12) However, we must "earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered unto the saints" (Jude 3). I wish you to be encouraged to refuse to allow the CELEBRITY MENTALITY to hijack, redefine and terrorize our faith, holiness and Biblical affirmations. This is why the time is now for the REAL and TRUE SAINTS to take their place within the community, stand up, and show the world that CELEBRITY SALVATION (in the context that we have spoken) IS NOT AUTHENTIC or acceptable to God.

As a Pastor, I refuse to sit quietly, saying nothing, while individuals use the Bible and twist the methods that I hold dear, to take advantage of the meek and sincere individuals who are looking for a deliverance at the cross of Christ. I affirm to the TRUE believer that there are several things that will not stand in the day of judgement:

  • Marry and divorce "salvation" with no provocation
  • Babies out of wedlock "salvation"
  • Praise the Lord and cuss you out "salvation"
  • Fornicate/adultery brand of "salvation"
  • Worship MY CHURCH and MY FLESH "salvation"
  • Excess and Materialistically based "salvation'

No matter what your gift SAINT of God, use it to the glory of God beginning by submitting yourself to HIS Spirit and yielding your members (body) to HIS service.

Final thought on this subject...PLEASE don't look for a TV or "big church" personality or CELEBRITY to bring us (the church) to another dimension...God will not share his glory with ANYONE. I believe that God is raising up "common folk" at a grass roots level, to help bring the church back to its knees and help refocus our desires. YOU are the MOST important element to this move of power that we will observe. It is through your lives that families, schools, and communities will be changed, not through book sales, mega-conferences, hip-hop choirs or TV programs.

Blessed!


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Friday, August 31, 2007

Saints vs Celebrities Pt. 1

As I continue this blog on the condition of the church, I want to affirm that we are not gossippers or sensationalists. We will leave that to the many homosexual and lesbian web sites and bloggers who are criticizing the church at this very moment, saying that they can’t stop their gender bending ways (SIN) because of preachers like those who have failed and had their sins displayed before the world. To those individuals I simply say that you yet have no excuse for the sin that you have CHOSEN and God’s word HAS NOT changed. He has still required all to be holy. (Heb. 12:14)

The church must be aware that in order to uncover and perceive sometimes what is unpleasant, certain truths must be made known so that there can be an accurate assessment of the condition and its cause (diagnosis), a proper forecasting of the probable course and outcome of the condition (prognosis), and finally, under the direction of the Holy Ghost, we must accurately and meticulously set forth a remedy or a cure that will be good for the WHOLE body. Each step is painstaking and delivers insights which one may or may not wish to uncover, but it is incumbent upon the Body of Christ to make an accurate and spiritual evaluation. This must be done with one purpose at heart, so that the body can live, become healthy, and achieve the "good success" that God through Joshua promised in Joshua 1:8.

It’s my prayer that we not anathematize (throw out) these whose failures have been exposed. Jimmy Swaggart once said that Jim and Tammy Baker were "cancers that needed to be cut out of the body of Christ" . A short time later, Jimmy Swaggart was nationally televised on every major network with crocodile tears in his eyes pleading, "Lord, forgive ME, for I have sinned!" So, our criticism must be tempered with the object of reconstructing and reconstituting the faith, lifestyle and temperament of true Saints and true ministry. So that we can be blessed and lifted as a result of the circumstances. We must know this:
  • Although Tonex, Weeks, Bynum, and White have exposed themselves, they are NOT the only ministers in need of repentance and will not be the only ones on the national scene that will soon be or are being humbled publicly.
  • The failures of prominent ministry figures DOES NOT offer the Christian an excuse to allow sin within their lives.
  • True ministry DOES NOT begin with TV, Radio ministry, a concert or a song and a dance.
  • Members and patrons who have upheld many of these ministries through tithe, offering, attendance, and faithful support, are as equally accountable for their failure, demise and excessive liberties that have added to their destruction.
  • Many in the church have decided to live by MAN ALONE instead of GOD AND HIS WORD ALONE.
  • Unless we repent, prostrate our hearts before the before the Lord, and make true Biblical exposition the most necessary part of our service to HIM, the condition of the church will only get worse and lead to more moral and spiritual decay.
Look At This:



We already know that Tonex cussed out all the church on his most recent album, "Steel and Velvet", declared that he was a faggot {IN HIS OWN WORDS}, and told all of ‘yall that in 3 years he’ll spark a revival greater than William J. Seymour {The Father Of Modern Pentecostalism} and
He'd reach all the souls that our "lazy _ _ _ can’t reach." {Again these are Tonex's words}

All you have to do is read the lyrics for yourself. I may post the words for you on my next post if you don’t believe me.

Next: Shortly before her fight with her husband, {and I believe that we will see that it was just that- a fight} Minister Bynum said that she was leaving the ministry to enter Hollywood and become an actress.

In 2000 (after almost dying on an airplane of an "unknown illness") in a message preached in Memphis, TN. She (Juanita Bynum) stated emphatically by a supposed prophetic utterance, "The Hollywood Church is DEAD!" I was personally present at the service and have got it on tape.

Now, I suppose that she thought she was the resurrection of the same Hollywood church that she prophesied against years before. Nevertheless, these are the lessons that we should take away from this:
  • The desire to be a CELEBRITY (or CELEBRATIZED) is the fast track to destruction for any minister or ministry.
  • When self and sin is bound in an individual’s heart no amount of work or natural success can make it just go away.
  • God DOES NOT need or use our efforts in order to make HIM look good. In fact, our efforts only serve to make all Christians look bad.
  • Humility before both God and men is priceless regardless of our giftings, talents or abilities.
Whether done out of ignorance or maliciously, the Bynum ministry was compromised and further riddled with false teaching, erroneous doctrine, false prophecies flesh worship and self-promotion. I’ll stop short of labeling ANYONE, but I will say that the attributes of Jezebel (the spirit of control and domination) was prevalent for a number of years in Mrs. Bynum-Weeks ministry, and was presented on TV as if it were normal and acceptable. Well, I won’t go into the prophecy that SHE prophesied against ANYONE who interfered in her husband's (Bishop Weeks) FIRST marriage {in which she was somehow the marital councilor by the way}; or into the wedding that showed NO TEMPERANCE or MODERATION. I won’t even discuss the MANY FIGHTS that occurred from place to place and time to time. Sorry but, we simply don’t have time to speak on the CUSSIN’ that they confessed that BOTH of them do during sex. {Why OOH Why?- If They Do...I REALLY DON’T WANNA KNOW! Especially based on this picture...}

What’s even more amazing is that much of this was admitted on TBN during MINISTRY sessions. However, offerings, book and tape sales NEVER slumped. Noone ever DEMAMDED that the Prophetess and Bishop walk WORTHY of their call or vocation. (Ephes.4:1)(Col. 1:9-10)(I Thess. 2:12)

In the case of Paula White, the rejection of her anointing was apparent when she brought Donald Trump and another prominent businessperson before the people of God. Again, this was done on TBN. As if wealthy sinners can offer value to the body of Christ. Noone pointed out the fact that Saul tried the SAME THING when he saved Agag (king of the Amalekites) in I Sam. 15. Saul thought that he could learn something from Agag, and that Agag had some value to offer to his (Saul’s) kingship. This same man Agag, NEVER contributed one ounce to the success of Israel, or the establishment of the Kingdom. In fact, the opposite was true. Agag was one of the greatest antagonists and a direct descendent of them who hated Israel and their God. Again, Evangelist Paula’s tape and book sales for the series never slumped and the community of spiritual leadership never called anything into question publicly. From these two situations it is all but apparent that the following is true:
  • The Word of the Lord is not being used as a standard of righteousness or holiness but as a method of teaching how to Live A Better Life AND get more wealth and material…
  • Many popular preachers are using their pulpits as watered down platforms from which to teach a "christianized" form of psychology, materialism, humanism and secularism.
  • Too many church members and leaders are enamored by crowds, seduced by attention, and materialism and have no or very little discernment of truth, error, light and darkness, or the true power of God.
  • In the modern church, if it looks good, sounds spiritual and appeals to our perception of blessing, we anoint it and declare that its blessed and sent by God.
This misperception of truth is what gives place to Hip-Hop{which can NEVER be Holy}, Homosexuality{which has invaded many pulpits and set the gospel music world on its ear}, and Lesbianism {which has turned the hearts of women away from being good mothers and wives and has caused them to seek becoming DIVA’S}.This is what I call CELEBRATIZATION. It is summarized by:
  • The need to be seen by those in authority
  • The need for the attention of peers
  • The need to be in control and perceived as an essential part of whatever’s going on
  • The need to know more than everyone else
  • The need to be over God’s creation
The devil’s Five I Wills in Isaiah 14:13-14 were:
  • I will ascend into heaven
  • I will exalt my throne above the Stars of God
  • I will sit upon the mount of the congregation in the sides of the North
  • I will ascend above the heights of the clouds
  • I will be like the most High
This is the character that will bring one low and make one desolate. These desires come directly from the sinfulness of the flesh and are heightened by the devil. These attributes are personified and promoted through flesh seekers, flesh worshippers, and undiscerning church folk that have not taken the time to pray, humble themselves and/or listen to sound council and teaching. SPIRITUAL Stars and Celebrities often:
  • Marry and divorce frequently. Sometimes it’s like changing socks.
  • Have extended separations in their marriages with no resolution in sight.
  • Have babies out of wedlock and expect no penalties. {Sometimes, they even parade them in front of the whole church}
  • Date and meet up with groupies all times of day and night and in strange places.
  • Seduce the minds of teenage and underage girls and boys for their own sexual pleasure.
  • Have frequent gatherings and get togethers to CELEBRATE themselves and reaffirm their sins.
  • Minimize the importance of service to any cause other than the cause that brings attention to themselves.
  • Pay for their position and attention with money and social connections.
  • Desire cars and houses with values commensurate to how they perceive themselves. Usually this begins with multi-million dollar homes, overly expensive automobiles, and such the like, at the expense of poverty stricken and spiritually bewildered members.
  • Celebrities never are first to speak in honor of the talents and gifts of others unless there is some sort of benefit they receive for doing so.
A very dear friend greeted me the other day and said, "You’re getting’ to be a STAR aren’t you?" I QUICKLY responded by saying "NO…STARS FALL! I’m just glad to be a servant and I’m glad to be able to help someone."

These are a few sayings that the Saints should be aware of. These are oxymorons and CANNOT be grouped together although many of these terms are popularized in today's church:


Gospel.....................................Celebrity
Holy........................................Hip-Hop
Holy Ghost................................... Party
A Saved.......................................Sinner
Christian............................................Idol
Gospel..................................... Comedian
A Sinful........................................ Blessing
Gospel.............................................Diva

Blessed!

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Get Right Church and Let's Go Home

This is the very first post I did. I am revising all initial posts with scenery as I am able.
PHB. 10/24/2008
I must say that the comments regarding Bishop Thomas Weeks III, Prophetess Juanita Bynum, Randy & Paula White and the circumstances involved, go from extremely good to extremely bad. I might as well add my little 2 cents.

First of all, everyone NEEDS to talk about what happened at length. Please stop this "touch not my anointed" commentary because it's taken TOTALLY out of context. We as a church have the right and God given call to discern between right and wrong, good and bad. Paul said in I Cor. 6 that we (Saints)are going to judge the world and angels we should be able to judge the things that pertain to this life. That judgement is not a condemnation to hell, but rather a discernment of truth, right and wrong. Yes, we should pray...but that praying SHOULDN'T have started with Juanita Bynum and Paula White.

We should pray because the Bible says that men ought to ALWAYS pray and not faint (Luke 18:1). Not because Bishop Weeks III beat up his wife. Bishop Weeks, Prophetess Juanita, and Evangelist Paula were CELEBRATIZED and caught up in MONEY, MATERIAL AND FLESH. This didn't just start, it's happened for a number of years and partakers of their ministries have contributed to their current situation. The facts are these:Juanita was the main money maker at almost EVERY conference at which she spoke for over the last 10 or so years.

Paula was a similar money ticket. It's reported that the nights they were featured on the programs that offerings usually exceeded $100,000. They made the budgets in most places. Church leaders who have used these women as CASH COWS must repent for not assisting them to place a healthy perspective on ministry and build their HOMES AND MARRIAGES FIRST... Churchgoers, such as many reading, MUST REPENT for exalting Flesh and people and giving them more authenticity than either of them were due...and Gospel Celebrity seekers MUST REPENT for having ANOTHER God and not humbling themselves to the true and living God...As with Jim and Tammy, Jimmy Swaggart
, Clarence McClendon, Jim Jones and countless others, our folly and silliness in NOT demanding accountability in leadership has set the stage for further problems, while we use cliché’s such as "this too shall pass" and "something good will come from this". Get real, get spiritual and most of all GET BACK TO THE BIBLE...I am a Pentecostal believer and preacher for over 26 years of my 43 year life. Pentecostalism or the style of ministry IS NOT the problem. FLESH, MATERIALISM AND CLICHE'S ARE. The good that will come from this is when we, as a church, as families, and as married folk, talk about everything that has led to this point, discover the ugly truths of how PREACHERS can be on TV, ministering to others while they're creepin', beatin' women, writin' books, drivin' nice cars, buying bigger homes, collecting excessive gifts from the poor, and doing seemingly all the things that makes us feel good about our leader.

What's more, we must discover why we feel that those sort of excesses are essential and necessary for our church leadership, while AIDS ravishes our community, poverty rapes our families, bad education destroys our community dreams, and a new subculture, with its own new standards of morality, lives within our homes destroying the lives of many of our children...Yes, while we're talking, we must discover everything. Tell the whole story.

Bishop Weeks has NO EXCUSE for hitting a woman (outside of protecting his own life)NONE of them have a right to continue ministry as they've done until they have taken time to settle some issues, restore themselves, and get a new focus and direction...I will not accept this "God will heal me as I heal others" NO! These situations are too visible and have affected too many people...It's my prayer that all of the leaders involved will humble themselves, retreat into their systems of accountability, allow godly men and women to oversee their current churches for a season, and come back with clear, forthright repentance and set forth greater measures to safeguard against this happening again. So church, TALK, TALK, TALK AND PRAY, PRAY, PRAY. We must do both to get a grip on this and MANY other situations and circumstances that have invaded our churches, seduced the minds of God's people, and weakened many of our relationships with Christ...

Luke 12:48(b) "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required:"

Let's get this thing RIGHT. We may NOT ever be on TV, but we can certainly offer VALUE to the Body of Christ and the communities that we serve by simply LIVING RIGHT!!! (Thank God for Jim Bakker at least he had the spiritual nerve to admit his error. God bless him.)

Blessed!

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