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What I find so remarkably amazing the church fail to talk about demons and devils but they possess many of them. God mentions satan for a reason the sweet tooth about so many places of worship. Satan adores to occupy his residency. The real lie…is that satan isn’t in the church. Satan loves to go to church and get in the very people who are supposed to maintain the peace of God in the church. The
Many like to soft soap the many ills of what the church faces on a regular basis by keeping all the monsters in the closet until company leaves. And then restoration of the monsters returns right back to its wrongly place. From the pulpit to the pews.
Ignoring how bad it really is …the wrongs wont make the monsters simmer down but it enables them, allow them to breed faster, and make them that much stronger.
The question is…why the church lack pruning and coddle the foolishness?
I have no idea! Being a truth teller isn’t popular in too many churches today. You are supposed to just let it ride. Sooner or later embarrassment and an open shame will be the judgment of not dealing with the problems. The church plays Ray
No more of than the solid distinguishing between having a Judas or the making of the Apostle Peter. All of us have fallen short but here is the real danger when we keep ignoring things we either get rid of … or strong rebuke. Effective spiritual maturity isn’t allowing the monsters to rule. There can’t be no real manifestation of God’s power just superficial public works!
The reality about what’s going to happen inside the church …God is going to have to clean house! And we can’t do it when a spirit of Judas has God’s House up for sale. You see, many believe that Judas is merely just someone who betray Christ …but what about the one’s who betray him each and everyday putting their selfish agendas before God’s mission. How can one claim to know God and too afraid to declare who he is? Do you wonder why people are hating on God?
There are conditions on the covenant and promises of God. If anyone tells you differently it’s a bold face lie!
Why many establishments ignore how bad the negative church behavior is really getting is beyond human comprehension. Ignoring the ills will never resolve the issues until we first allow God to be God. Get out “egos” and whatever else out of the way! The real agenda of God is just not happening. The convenience of being the church is apart of its new spiritual schizophrenia. The church is losing more and more respect because of the lack of integrity, character, responsibility and transparency! The unevenness have entered is because one isn’t sold out like they would like to believe. And the word of GOD declares to Seek the Kingdom…FIRST
Why so many people are turned off by the church and your witness? You can tell how people live all week-long because you see the reactions when they find out you are supposed to be a Christian. Being a Christian today holds absolutely no “weight”. So many claim to be Christians only to find out… the average devils and demons abide in church and have NO “current” plans of leaving because negative behaviors are encouraged and not seemingly rebuked.
I am more than ashamed of what I see on my watch, and I am appalled at all the dumb excuses why the church is getting more and more messy. There is no protocol, a lot of chiefs… True servants of God exude humbleness not ego!
Where is the humbleness? On the Holiest Day …I guess of some Christians are still waiting for the “angels of the Lord” to fall from the sky! Supernatural experiences are traded for mere commercialism…It is betrayal…Yet, All we see is show! Where is your witness for the Lord?
In the case of Judas …it was a mere inconvenience because he had to appeal to whomever he served and that was greed!
Judas was closer to Jesus than we think… He kept his money. So, he knew Jesus business to some degree. Judas wasn’t really fooling Jesus He was a Prophet… But God shared the nature of Judas to show us just how “slick” Judas was and how subtle the devil launches attacks when behavior isn’t modified in the positive.
Mr. Judas had compromise in him anyway…it didn’t just show up. Judas was also ashamed of who Christ was… so he bore two-faces… One when a certain crowd as there… and when he sat with the disciples.
As we see today the church scripts and shenanigans… the Spirit of Judas is not just a betrayer of Christ it’s the great Pretender. It puts on many different acts it depends on what is in it for them. Over dramatics is apart of their character…It’s also one denies the Christ, when money and popularity was introduced to him. He said “he loved Jesus” but when he showed up to speak… Guess who Judas denied caring about?
Judas was a SELL-OUT!
We saw what “Judas” love the most…. HIMSELF! Trust me… Judas had traits of never being sold out to Jesus! Seemingly the ones who always tell you how much they love you but their actions reveal who they really are in the end… the kiss on the cheeks is merely an act of appearing to care. but Judas’s actions gave him away!
One symptom that is often ignored WAS JEALOUSY…When one is absent of truly standing up for what they believe in and they know to be true they will attach themselves to a bunch of nothing and run from the truth . Judas was coddling the fear of what others might think… Instead, he chose perception over reality! He chose the flesh over what the Spirit of God sent him!
My question for you today… What have you denied lately in order to make yourself appear bigger or it take precedence over what God had in place for you to do? What was your 30 pieces of silver?
Sometimes people lie and say God said… to do what they want. Judas betrayed the Christ in many ways he had everything he needed but was too self absorb to know it! He was also SPIRITUALLY BLIND!
I think what hurt Jesus the most THAT HE HAD ALL THE ACCESS OF HAVING THE MONEY and the keys to Kingdom, but that material things was most important . Christ had given Judas so much but he sold him CHEAP.
BUT I BELIEVE JUDAS HAS SOME OTHER DEEP SEATED ISSUES. Judas COULDN’T have been the sharpest knife in the drawer… BECAUSE JESUS KNEW HE WAS HIS BETRAYER!
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One of my favorite male artist was the late great Marvin Gaye. ( Marvin Penz Gaye Jr.) Born April 2, 1939. Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Composer. The son of a preacher from the Washington D.C. District of Columbia area all of his artistry started in the workings of the church.
My personal assessment of Marvin Gaye was of this. Even when I listen to him as a teenager I could always sense that inner struggle between God and himself. Coming out of what was a described as a difficult home with strict religious Hebrew and Pentecostalism upbringing.
I have always taken personal interest in Marvin Gaye to recognize his gift of song to the world. Although he had such a troublesome past… he continued breaking barriers in the music industry from Jazz to Rhythm and Blues. I today have some of his material that was given to me from a friend in Scotland. Uncut and never published music. Which are some wonderful romantic ballads which I play today called “my dinner music”.
Before there was Neo-Soul we has King of Neo-Soul. He moved to Detroit and became apart of the Motown after leaving his group the Moonglows… playing drums as session musician. Gaye’s, music soared after coming apart of Motown desiring to do Jazz and no love for R&B. His career grew in leaps and bounds in writing music for Motown.
I enjoyed his smooth romantic ballads and the way he delivered his signature sound and there has surely been no other. Yet, I see the modern-day Pied Piper aka Chicago’s R Kelly who reminds me so much of Marvin Gaye. Who I also like and similar in sound.
Even in my day Marvin Gaye consistently push the envelopes with sexual content… and on the B side he was revolutionary and push the sound of the movement and the cries of troubled and all the social ills in America and the hardship against the people of color .
I have personally always written something about Marvin Gaye, during his birthday in which it rides close on the day of his death… He died on April 1, 1984 tragically at the age of 44, being shot by his own father over a domestic dispute. Marvin Gaye left before his time and he is someone I continue to remember he formed the sound of many musical genre today!
I miss the wonderful ballads that remind me of being passionate about love and just miss him!