WHAT’S THE MATTER NOW?
We have greater technology for us to tap into what is happening all over the globe without leaving our homes. People get to view just how jacked up a lot of people are. So, why are so many taking off their “squares” when we realize that preachers are not exempt from going through?
I guess it must be quite difficult for people who tend to ignore that we have a lot of situations in church that many leaders are too afraid to speak about. DECEPTION, EVIL, AND WICKEDNESS comes in many different shades and forms of IDOLATRY.
One form of deception is the worshiping preachers. Lets deal with the “groupies and the stalkers” of the church. How is it that members of a congregation gets so infatuated with others folks husbands and wives even if they have a spouse of their own? Then there is the pastor. I agree he or she is to be celebrated in the confines in which we are supposed to have love and respect for. I would appreciate it more if we keep this in an honest perspective!
They are not perfect but there should be some evidence that they are truly call to be a “Pastor” first. I have seen so much deception out of a pulpit and I am still amazed at the ignorance of the people who can’t discern when a fake is among them. This could be where I am, but I believe that we should be at a level that we start practicing what we preach and remove the rose-colored glasses! Agreed?
Churches have a strong tendency to try to keep the image of the church clean and pristine amidst all the filthiness that is pouring out of the church! It doesn’t work that way. You want to know why? Without spirit filled pruning and correction… get ready “trouble will visit” you quite frequently. Yes, the church will be attacked without these demonic strongholds but for some… they refuse to get rid of the trouble and incubate evil! When someone make excuses why wickedness is allowed to stay… Red Flag. Something is wrong when behaviors are not corrected. Criminals go to church too! Church attendance is not an indicator that they are about God. Church can be “easy money and easy prey”. Especially for those super religious and have no idea when Jesus “has left” the building!
I am unapologetic about ridding of horrible members. The danger is, it doesn’t give you Christ like nature by allowing them to wreak havoc. Read your bible even Jesus rid of the church hindrances and nuisance. If Jesus “clean house” there is something a little “warped” when we think we can salvage and hoard evil things among us and it wont come back to destroy the church! Keeping members for monetary gain or whatever the craziness is … Wont make the enemy stay silent but embarrass you and the church!
This is in the bible many fail to read. Let me give you a base and its real simple. We are forbidden to handle and be in company of wicked people. “EVIL COMMUNICATIONS CORRUPT GOOD MANNERS. (I Corinthians 15:33)
I would like to think that many of us don’t want to hurt anyone but what is a mental trap of the enemy is thinking evil folks will get better in the “sweet bye and bye”…It in turns sets the church up for further stronger demonic attacks. Troublesome but the truth!
Churches today are mostly full of women which I know it’s the first imbalance that many tend to think this is the way it is. Families are power pushers when the head of the house is visible. But realize one of the “greatest” deceptions in the church today is. neglecting your “own” families and help others. Where did this come from? You can’t be looking at it in a biblical perspective but I believe this is merely a human interpretation.
Yes, many scriptures adhere to forsaken all others. Scriptures means… Do not let these things hinder you from pursuing Christ . Why would God command us to love and then tell us, forget loving your own family, neglect them to assist and help build other families?
If you think this is “unbelievably hilarious”, many Pastors “prey” on others with this level of believing! It works! This kind of thinking leaves the family open for more spiritual attacks. And here is another mind blower… I have learned that many say they get Christ salvation and become relatively “ignorant” in religious protocol. Not one once of common sense or Godly wisdom is every applied! Remember some traditions are an enemy of God!
Now days we send representatives from our homes to church, as if that would quiet God down. I have to admit that “women” emotional make ups might be different but God still calls us to accountability and more transparent regardless of gender.The spirit of pride and arrogance is deeply rooted in this idolatry, nonsense as well.
When a pompous piece of work has to tell everyone what he or she has accomplished but there are truly no real credentials to say whether or not that you are apart of the family of Christ. Education, being a celebrity or your economic status,is not what qualify ministers. GOD CALLS YOU, AND QUALIFIES YOU… SIMPLE AT THAT! (Romans 8:30) Do you have to wonder why so many have slipped through the cracks. Being called into ministry is no longer a “sacred responsibility”… But a another career choice or job! Serving the Lord is a gift of service to him and others.
I have never seen so much pride and arrogance. I prefer the people to belief we got some sense… but then, I have to look at this truthful. The church can appear worldly and without God sense!
Although, many stick their chest out going down all that they have accomplished! I believe that is to be commended and there is nothing wrong with that! Being called to be in ministry goes beyond giving your worldly accomplishments!
Your education is not the initiator of being called to being in any ministry! No more than being educated, or rich, or well accomplished is not indication that the Character of Christ is within you or a true relationship is established. That is why so many “weeds” are emulating a false gospel. They really don’t know God and love for ignorance trial behind them! Jesus, said nothing about your personal accomplishment or what you have done in the world will demonstrate who you are in HIM… But your characteristics of LOVE SHOULD BE the first foundation that you are worth listening to. Other than that… Its noise. ( Read I Corinthians 13: 1-2)
What I see that is so much more damaging… and that is the “EGO”. If anyone should have had that big rooster syndrome it should have been Christ. He went to the slaughter without even mumbling a word!( Isaiah 53:7) I understand this today so perfectly! Just shut up and keep it moving! For some odd reason… people quote the scriptures and tell people what God demands and don’t live a nickels worth of dog meat!
There should be some “wit” and a certain amount of “class” you should have about yourselves especially those on display with their “fake Jesus buttons” ! I can go here because people look at me so oddly because there is a protocol that God has placed in my spirit to be! I am not affiliated with people based on status, or popularity! Telling the truth isn’t popular even in the church house!
I am definitely “rebuked” when I among most Pharisees and the Sadducee of my day because I challenged that ” self righteousness and being so darn judgmental especially when you don’t fit their “mold”.
I am an Ambassador for Christ not a tramp for the world. All of us have a past and God can recover and restore each and every one of us. We got to get rid of being so, superficial and start telling people the truth about the traps even in the church arena. We have criminals in our midst and a whole lot of other things that are not above the law or beyond Jesus!
I express “ego” because that fella will let you run on self until you crash and burn! Then and only, then it might self destruct but I doubt it!
I get it! People like being “celebrities” in the Name of Jesus but amplify worldly appearances , secondly expect Godly results, and then “think” people should respect us!
The two worlds clash because of many reasons. Power corrupts! And if you are not rooted and grounded in God you will be deceived with what the world offers you! That is when they decide that “God” needs this upgrade!
You might be among being a “popular pastor”… but I warn it comes with a lot!
Of course, you can maintain, if you decide that Christ is your real agenda. God should be first and his “cause”…Not yours! If you know how to sincerely love God then the end results will be how you “truly” respond to others, spouse and including your family!
It’s very easy to get caught up in” self” when the applauds now generates “praise of self”. I idolatry is easy to get into but often difficult to confront or deal with. Be careful of too many I love you’s in fact the bible states “beware of all those who speak well of you ” (Luke 6:26)
Idolatry is perverted and distorted worship. Idolatry is what LORDS YOU! What rules or dominates God’s glory!. What are you kneeling down to? Yes, it can people, places or things. Let me also share, that anything is governed in your flesh can be misleading as if God is in it. You can do church agendas and God is not included. So, please don’t be shocked when you find out that many church goers have no relationship with God. It’s apart of their ritual and religion.
Remember this when “Glory” is shifted in anything and it Lords other than God. All Glory Goes to God All Mighty! Simple as that! When I speak of perpetual deliverance, “church folks” think that is so odd. What I find downright “ignorant” is that people who are in ministry worship everything and anything but God.
For example…If I own a business …You say you work for me but you are pushing your business instead of mines. You” appear” as if you are working for me! So, you are now getting paid for being misleading!
In other words, you want the benefits and the pay outs of Jesus but can’t seem to get “you” out-of-the-way! Idolatry comes in many different deceptive forms and personal agendas are one of them!
Too many are sitting on a throne but strangely God is often left out of the building. Fake worship might win “brownie” points with whomever you “think” you are impressing.When people falsely praise you, trust me there is a hidden agenda for themselves! This is when you better understand the flattery tongue! They will pump you up in your face and quietly set traps behind your back! God, gives his people “true discernment” to spot a perpetrator of Christ. And get ready… They will hate you because you can “clock the nonsense”.
There is another standard of worship and that is relying on God. Your “self” is left outside the HOLIES OF HOLIES for a reason. Self has to die before you can get to certain dimensions in God as well. People love to emulate phony praises even if they pass them down to you. This is something tapped on but not on high frequency with God!
When I spot a bunch of loudness, noises and ungodly disturbances… It’s with no power its and it’s not that difficult to assess who you are. God is all about love and patience… And even then some people pushes the envelope when it comes to the boundaries God respects and honors.
Screaming and acting a fool in church to impress your leader or anyone else is a clear indicator for me that you need a good psychiatrist. True praise can be emotional not disturbing! Although many people in church today… don’t understand all the dynamics to be filled with God’s power of the supernatural. So, I can also understand that this might seem a little off to those of you who are not familiar with the filling of the HOLY SPIRIT.
When I am speaking… I am speaking of “self indulging” glorification. This is the instigator for idolatry. Lets get real some of the behavior we see today is a little nuts! And let me make it clear being chosen frozen is not better either. No, doesn’t mean you have to put on the church theatrics but “allow” God to move in you the way he chooses. Some people get carried away with the fake Jesus thing and we know it. It’s a irritant and a definite hindrance to the real move of God presence!
I have been in a lot of churches and experienced many different cultures but believe it or not Christianity is one that surely bothers me the most! For one… being a Christian isn’t biblical but being Christ like is.So, I found a common ground.
Yet, I find the conflict in being called a Christian when a lack of truth, integrity and character is not there! I didn’t ask that you present yourself as being “Saint Mother Ann”… God is inspired with your heart to be the truth and walk in the truth!
Someone said that everyone lies…The truth of the matter you can still tell a lie with what you stand with and for. And don’t forget you can tell a lie with your mouth closed!
I beg the differ everyone doesn’t have to lie. I had to learn to be straight up with people as I became more seasoned. God will show you how to respond. Honesty does exist because God has given many examples of men of God who finally sold out and they were considered “radicals for Christ” because of their honesty.
Our flesh loves praise but it’s when we get into another sense of adornment even if it comes from others. Idolatry is a slick spirit…greasy as Crisco! It comes in a form of fake love when its foundation is built on a perversion.A spirit that thrives out of the abyss of being dysfunctional in the heart and mind!
Some of us come out of generational dysfunctions because of the misunderstanding of what love is. I have seen people who taken this fleshly desire to another level and its called stalking. I speak about stalking because it is real whether you are a superstar or not.
There are so many warped people and I do understand when you have to be careful when someone is getting more carried away with you than with God. People are not coming to see you minister they are traveling place to place to feed that perverted spirit of being next to you. Unfortunately more and more Pastors are being plagued with members who have taken their idolatry into another level. This is not all of a sudden the church his hit with the garbage. Satan will use certain tactics to get folks motor running.
Lately on a personal note… I have never seen so many mentally ill evil people who sit in the pews and the pulpits across this nation. This is not to speak of the people who are mentally ill and are truly in need of care. I am speaking about the lunatics that always think that they are your new God given spouses. I have seen married men be just as obsessive with the women in the church. What spirit is this that has infiltrated the temples of Christ?
This is something the bible warns us about. Unnatural affection can run deeper people realize. I have seen women with slide shows of their Pastors on their cell phones. I have seen people who have too many pictures of me in the oddest places. When I see someone in church who is overcome with emotion that can happen…When I see someone who can’t never seems to get a grasp on it… RED FLAG!
I learned very early to shift some of the craziness I experience as a minister to its proper place. You don’t have to be super attentive any little attention will get these monsters up and running. Mental health issues dominated with obsession is dangerous! Bishop T. D Jakes allegedly had to remove a member from his church because of his continual bouts with someone’s obsession this can happen even if you don’t feed it …YOU BETTER RECOGNIZE IT!
I have spoken many times when I had to deal with stalking issues. This spirit will make you change your lifestyle. A few pointers about establishing a stronger boundaries.
1) I am wiser about who is in my inner circle which is terribly small but easier to manage. 2)I am wise about sharing my “personal and private information….they might love you today but put you on front street tomorrow. 3) I keep my private numbers and address to a minimum. Why? Sometimes “death threats” are not from strangers. Don’t think you can’t have people who work for you to betray you or become obsessive over their relationship with you. Even if it means destroying you the whole time. 4) I stopped being so taken back when I find out just how mentally unsound people are. Everyone doesn’t come to church to hear God but to destroy the God presence. 5) Ignorance is dominating the church with its own weapon of mass destruction by means of using your “own ” bible to beat your head in with it. Study your bible! 6) The Holy Spirit doesn’t act unseemly.
If you got someone who has mass monsters, I suggest you have “armed law enforcement during services” and a class on take down methods with security teams at your place of worship.
If you think that killing Pastors isn’t a new measure for satan … think about it? You are an open target already for ministering the gospel. So, when you add your personal entourage and your obsessive groupies to the picture… Don’t be surprise when you are now on the list of someone’s evil affections.
I warn people who think groupies are normal for ministries… its REALLY DEMONIC! I have learned that the same people who follow you everywhere “ain’t” all about how good you minister. I don’t need to pose in pictures with every male that wants me in their photo opt. Not smart! These same pictures can be used in their warped obsession and not to mention it my corroborate their story of having a relationship with you.
I have had people to get offended … when I decline pictures…Its okay, they will only have to get over it! Even women can be obsessed with other women as well. The devil has no limits to his attacks… You better exercise some wisdom, show some Godly respect for yourself first!
There are some things you just don’t do as a minister… Some places you shouldn’t be apart of or seen in. You are not getting cool points with your people you are maximizing the disrespect! More and more Pastors are speaking about the “stalkers” in their church. Why are you shock when you realize just how crazy it becomes?
Staying close to God wont always eliminate trouble but it will show the trouble and how to execute on the matter! People that “think” that they are called for ministry feel that they don’t have to seek God as much. When in fact in ministry business as usual better be a “Strong Prayer” life.
Prayer and fasting is often shunned with lazy ministries … Do you have to wonder why there is revolving door for satan? Some Pastors better recognize “immediately” just how jacked up your people are! It happens…God sent us to do a work… He never said pretty work. We must find the spiritual pot holes that keep us at a disadvantage when it comes to ministry. It’s almost hilarious to me when people have painted ministry as the new Fortune 505… In fact, you don’t get rich in ministry you are “endowed” with the favor of God to complete the work.
I am not taking a “vow of poverty”… The very misconception about the vow of poverty keeps you humble…Okay if that is so… For those of you who lack jobs in your community how much humility is coming out of you when you can’t pay your bills?Stop being so darn naive… Jesus didn’t just say… he warned…You always got poor people… Our mission is to make sure they are accommodated in getting out of poverty! Being poor is not a label anyone wants, so why would I promise poverty?… Think about it, some stuff our traditions have taught us is what keeps us living in ignorance and on SELF!
Understand why idolatry can open the door for many different forms of deception and this includes stalking. Not always but in many cases. People are not always pretty when they come to church. You can evaluate the nature of person because they “cheer” you on or be at every function at the church. Pastors have to get a spiritual eye exam when it comes to what is in the pews today!
Pastor Marvin Sapp , myself and others have shared this trouble before. Its unnerving to say the least. I have shared my testimony when I was faced with this challenge. I know it is was unwarranted, and I knew this was another way the enemy tries to distract us and wound us. It’s not going to take me 3 years to call law enforcement in on any “criminal” situation. I know from experience this kind of evilness doesn’t get better by ignoring it but being confrontational with the seriousness of the matter. Since I am more aware of the red flags in ministry. Many leaders are suckered with the flattery only to find themselves in a demonic sink holes! Idolatry breeds and often time we can’t recognize it. We are living in murderous days and we can’t afford to not pay attention of the storm that lies on the ocean. Be Vigilant and watch…Ask God to show you what you idolize…More importantly repent for any door that any of us might have opened misleading,or a misunderstanding! Then you make the best spiritual assessment, grow from it and learn from it! Without God nothing would be possible!