You want to see something… almost hilarious but its seriously anointed!
Anointed and Gifted…The Power of Decreeing!
You want to see something… almost hilarious but its seriously anointed!
Anointed and Gifted…The Power of Decreeing!
Honestly, how can we say thank you to “Pastor Pfleger?… Who has kept the torch alive! He has worked tirelessly to keep the momentum of the Civil Rights and Social Justice moving forward. My personal observation is that … Pastor Pfleger has to know sometimes when we do our best sometimes “people” don’t always get it”. Who will really understand but God? Even if its one person you have reached and change their life… your job is done!
Of course, we love affirmation and appreciation that is our nature as human beings. When we began to get sincerely mature in the manner God wants us. What will matter the most is not the opinion of man but the sincere nod of God’s approval. That is something that might hurt a little. Just when we think we have arrived… we feel that shaken in the spirit… which might take us off our “square”…Remember those “prophetic words”… by Kenny Roger… ” We got to know when to hold them, know when to fold” and know when to “walk away”…
“Yet, when a call and commission is on your life, you are going to be misunderstood and ostracized. What leader hasn’t had opposition or Trojan Horses within his or her camp?Jesus was faced with “betrayal” among his own. That is why I personally “can’t” understand why people get carried away with other people. People will love you today and criticize you tomorrow! We must learn to keep things in their proper perspective. I have summed it up in this manner… You are looking at different varieties of dirt… No one is more supreme than God and his purpose over your life! Its doesn’t mean you are exempt from attacks but you must learn to discern the seasons of shifting. All of us are still learning this! As people we must learn the stillness of God even in the dead end of a harsh winter! “
Although, one might tend to think all because someone does something a bit different… he or she is then labeled as being “crazy” … I say welcome to ministry! You must know that as “simple” as many would like to think…you are a “crazy white boy”… You have to assure yourself that is merely the beginning to something must greater that the human mind can’t grasp.
Many ask how did I wind up in a Roman Catholic setting? As if God doesn’t come to the Catholic church. A “real reason” why so many take offense. St. Sabina…is like Heinze 57,..LOTS OF VARIETY. Which I know God welcomes!
Man has his way… and then there is the WILL OF GOD”. If St. Sabina seems odd to many… it is! The church isn’t full of perfection but always a work in progress. Maybe it’s me… but why do we think God always give us a bed of roses without the thorns?
Unless, someone can prove to me that the Catholics are above rebuke, God’s correction… I say why not a Roman Catholic Church! Coming from strong Apostolic and Prophetic background… I am suppose to be in some other church. I am not disillusioned when they see a Priest on my blog. And many prefer not to stop and read or judge us from afar.
I am to understand that I should be able to walk in any of God’s House’s and be welcomed. If “God “is truly what you worship. I learn through the “school of hard knocks”… The church need just as much work as the world… might be even more! Hatred, bigotry, self righteousness and personal ideologies is not a place for me or God!
The harsh reality is that churches today are FULL OF IT! You want to see the most prejudice places in the world… Find a church without God.
But if we were all sincere to what we think we understand about God… then one would know… ITS ONE LORD, ONE FAITH AND ONE BAPTISM. ( EPHESIANS 4:5)
My hearts cry is that we get it! Racism, sexism, class, and every other “ism” is in the church house today! The wake up call is that man is with the rituals and with religion!
Even God warns us to “beware” of people who can only speak well of us. I am very leery of those who can’t speak the “truth” to me either. The oddest thing is although you might be somewhat seasoned in your vocation. Remember there is no “graduations” in heaven. We are all God’s children!
It might not always be in numbers but then you have to ask “What God has required of you?”. I know that when its a plan and a purpose we might not always understand why so much opposition. We still must stand sure and “flat footed” .
Courageously and boldly the enemy like to peel your head until you say uncle to make you feel shame and embarrassment… Instead you continue in fierceness and full of purpose.
You might seem foolish to many but you have to remember what this is really all about! I believe you are in another season of shifting…and that might require that you embrace the change. I am not always in agreement with my Pastor as long as he sticks to what God has to say and live the truth and be the truth! My opinion is other non or limited. I know but when it comes to bringing concerns and educating us he does his best!
I appreciate dining with the meals of a champion for your leadership ! I love you Pastor Pfleger, thanks for standing on the wall for social justice and change! I know your labor of love wont go without rewards!
On Sunday afternoon, at St. Sabina Church in Chicago. Dr. Cornel West grace us with his presence. Who do you honestly know on this planet that is so well versed in intellect, spirituality, and don’t forget his ecliptic funk style in nature! What areas he cannot cover I have yet, fail to see.
I consider Dr. West our annual travel member. When he returns to St. Sabina he comes home every year at this time. He expressed as usual his distaste for the lies told in government and even in at own back door! He isn’t intimidated by haters but insist we must “sound the clarion alarm” on ignorance that is fed to the people! He sets the tone to let you know who he is particularly concerned about.He also dispel any lies regarding why the American government does what it does and feed it to the masses!
To hear Dr. West is an experience by itself nothing can come any closer than the truth the way he expresses it! How many more like him left?That question still remains left unanswered. He expressed deep concerns about “PASSING THE BATON”…To our next generation for Social Justice and the Civil Rights Mantle. Who will tell the truth without selling out. He didn’t limit himself at exposing some of the elite who doesn’t care about the least of these. And expressed his outraged at why many of the criminals of Walk Street still walk among us without serving their debt to society for the criminal acts of and greed!
Like all ‘Generals’ who begin to discern that his time is limited on so many spectrum’s. Its time we step our game up…and prepare the next generation to fight even harder because many of our people dropped the ball. Through financial gain, power and popularity… He knew many have sold us out and hide around titles , power and persuasion!
Dr. West delivers his best each time I am in his presence whether it’s at St. Sabina or any University! What can I say …A Government Prophet has delivered once again! We love you and respect you Dr. West “thanks “ for a job well done!
What an extraordinary human being! On last Friday, evening Pastor Pfleger had invited history to St. Sabina of Chicago for his Afro-American Speaking Series!
Dr. Bernard Lafayette, laid out history on himself, his purpose and the Civil Rights Movement. He shared his heroic but challenging experiences and his faith responses to hard displays of life with sheer love and non violence rebuttals!
I was deeply moved at his sheer honesty, practical teaching and methods of being a non violent society. He was no doubt one of the best speakers I have heard at St. Sabina with accountability and transparency.
I was more enthralled at is gifted ability to captivate your attention! Although, I prayed for numbers but when I realized that he understood “perception”. I was good! There was no way you left unchanged with all he has stood for. Also explained the purpose of being trained… and knowing what “devils” you would face!
He has book that I wish that we could all read together. IN PEACE AND FREEDOM.. MY JOURNEY IN SELMA.
Our sincere thanks to someone who is practicing what he preaches… He demonstrates character and integrity in the “True Movement” of Godly wisdom, practicality, common sense and Love!
II Corinthians 7:8-13
EVEN IF I CAUSED YOU SORROW BY MY LETTER, I DO NOT REGRET IT . THOUGH I DID REGRET IT. I SEE MY LETTER HURT YOU, BUT ONLY FOR A LITTLE WHILE. YET, I AM HAPPY NOT BECAUSE YOU WERE MADE SORROWFUL BUT YOUR SORROW LEAD TO, REPENTANCE.
True repentance brings Godly sorrow…and that is just something we really don’t see much of today! As much as people play games or Russian Roulette with their souls. We see “open” sin and their dog breath behavior ways and private power tripping agendas.
There are people in this world who can’t seem to find the end to their 40 years desert experience. So, they make it up as they go… if not in fantasy , it’s a boat load of fiction. I have no idea what kind of “hold” satan have on the minds of these people who can’t seem to gear toward the present, let alone have No know how on the future or destiny that God has sincerely prepared for them! Oddly people use God as a means of not taking care of physical responsibilities because they can’t believe God will allow you to be uncomfortable. But he will!
I personally DON’T try to get a grasp on just how far someone will go with their sins and their sense of madness. Just sit back and watch just how deep some people run, TALK IS CHEAP ITS THE MONEY THAT BUYS THE LAND. There are people in this world who can’t seem to find the end to their 40 years desert experience. So, they make up it as they go… if not in fantasy , it’s a boat load of fiction. I have no idea what kind of “hold” satan have on the minds of people who can’t see to gear toward the present, let alone have No know how on the future or destiny! Oddly people use God as a means of not taking care of physical responsibilities because they can’t believe God will allow you to be uncomfortable. But he will!
Isn’t it funny “they say” that they are doing the work of God but the results are damaging? And insulting to God! People have made excuses why they walk in disobedience. They have to get this in order or rehearse the nonsense in their minds until they feel comfortable with what they have fail to do. Sometimes people lie to themselves so long until they actually believe they are working or doing something for God. When all they are doing is out of the will of God? You can bet that more trouble is on the horizon. People don’t think that God will make you so uncomfortable to make you move out of your comfort zone or your nest!
How many times I have warn leaders that God isn’t a homewrecker? I have seen men and women of God use God as a mean of not going home to be a philander . Do you have to wonder why your home is falling apart and why church and Christians seem to always be attached to the word FAKE?
Sadly many Believers arrive at divorcement because people use church as the excuse for why they don’t step up to be better spouses. Affairs start within the church even if the “church” is who you are having the “affair” with . Cheating comes in many different forms and the church can also be your mistress. Look around the dynamics of the family is instituted by God. It is powerhouse that the enemy is slowing deteriorating by dividing, dissecting and disorientation.
I have yet to see “ANY” CHURCH save a marriage. Marriage is a covenant with God not your pastor or your church. If your spouse wants to spend time with you and your family don’t allow satan to use this diabolical maneuvers to lie and say church comes first. The wise thing to do is make room for your family and set in motion “balance”. Let ne share something with you super deep morons. Your church building will thrive whether you are there or not. Let me assure you that God knows the power of love,togetherness, and devotion. Take care of the business at home before you find yourself not having one!
The church must address “Cheating” very hard! Its in plain site that this is an attack on marriage and the family. Old slew foot keeps annihilating the family with what people do best… And that is worship religion more than relationship. We have drop the ball on this too many times! Stop using your personal agendas and labeling it God said. The “church” has gotten in bed with us instead of God. Stop manipulating your agenda to stay away from being at home or acting on what you are suppose to do!
God hates when we lie on him to make excuses why we “first” can’t seem to be good spouses or take your tails home. I am not advocating cheating but do you have to wonder why people have another life or a side piece on the side because you can’t to find what side you should be on. The devil didn’t attack your marriages many people have torn down their own house down brick by brick with their own hands!
As much as I spend time with God… I have to exercise more wisdom than zeal, and not allow foolishness and ignorance to dominate my personal life. I know spending time with God will not take care of my physical responsibilities. There is a season for all things!
I find it simply amazing that we still have people who take their sacred cows of religion to another level. Religious people tend to always tell people what they should be doing and can’t see to follow or practice what they preach! Surface Believers I call them. They do all the “dramatics”… and put on their fronts during the church hours. But many are blown “after” church is out…What they see on a daily basis is almost confusing in itself. Sounds like a Pharisee!
I have noticed a serious influx of doing anything in the church and people actually believe God wont judge them for their actions. The answer is ” Oh yes he will”… Remember the House of God is judged first. ( 1 Peter 4:7) Some people are “addicted” to going to church but can’t seem to get addicted on the obedience of God, true love and true relationship.
True repentance will bring a genuine relationship between you and God. When I find people going down the check list to pretend to worship.. speaking in those “tongues” going through the motions , and putting on all the religious theatrics! And it takes God for you to strategically see where they are. Sometimes the enemy is the “man in the mirror”.
No matter how you think you are trying to “appeal and appear to others”. I can see them but they can’t see you. I tell people … someone will always “watch you”… if when you think someone didn’t clock you. How many times I ran up on a situation I wasn’t prepared to see but God showed it anyway?
This seems to happen to me a lot. I am at the oddest places and I see things that I have already discern that might be awry only to get the confirmation to be bust wide open. How many times my feelings have been hurt coming at the right place at the right time?… To see something or hear something. In all honestly I truly believe this is when God “allows” you to see plainly to see and hear the plans of the enemy!
But what profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul. (Mark 8:36)
When I had given my “life” to God … for real and sincerely…That is when I saw my own personal transformation and significant change. I am a little taken back when religion dictates habits and practices that doesn’t have anything to do with God but keeps people in a place of not ever evolving and or maturing! There is nothing wonderful about being fake Christians. You know the kind that only get spiritual when people are watching and putting their acts on display. God hates it and I loathe it just as much!
The truth of the matter you have to almost beg these people to be sincerely concerned about others and about love or ask them where is their “God Button” is? I have a general idea it will never be found!
As the Apostle Paul and Bishop Timothy made it quite plain. They had to address the craziness of their day. I almost sure that both men encountered just as much as any Believer would. Yet, the only difference was that the Apostle Paul and Bishop Timothy was confrontational when it deem necessary. Do we have to wonder where all goes wrong when ill behavior and free fall sin isn’t addressed or corrected? I know true repentance can’t come until you first learn to stop lying to yourself and be yourself. When the mask starts to come off you will then see people who have a “glow” to them. You know why? They are at the stages of experiencing God in a whole new light! And where the spirit of the Lord is…THERE IS LIBERTY. (ll Corinthians 3:17)The residue of the old man is starting to take a back seat to where God prefers us to be!
You know how you can discern a phony. A phony doesn’t have the presence of God on them and it surface worship. A True Believers, get before God as if they are the only two in the room. The illumination of his presence is bright in their lives. That is why most of them are hated on to begin with. Satan hates that glow! True repentance allows room for growth and pruning in his presence. It doesn’t mean you have been perfect it means you have the right heart. This in turns produces thankfulness, purity and a humble heart! Its quite difficult for a phony to get our disobedience and selfishness. God is never a true factor so repentance is never genuine. If they are sincere…Just like King David, Godly sincerity is shown even if they have failed God.