It’s good to have good and saved friends. I received an email from Elder G.Craige Lewis of E.X.Ministries (pictured below) I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to post it. I haven’t added anything but pictures to the following statements. Please read as I believe that it’s highly pertinent and significant to our lives and the Body of Christ today. Also, I’d like to hear your comments regarding this post, I promise to be nice…
WARNING – Everything I mention in this article is public knowledge and was done in public view. All the names that I used are names of people that have done these things I mention for the world to know and embrace. We dare not be the bearers of personal gossip or slander, but will only hold men’s public actions up to the Word.
2007 had to be a year of exposing in the body of Christ. I’m not necessarily talking about secret sins becoming public knowledge, but I’m talking about those that have been using the people of God to position themselves to be rich and famous showing their true motives in what they do publicly. That is what is plaguing the black church more than anything nowadays. Man’s desire to be great among men and rich beyond their own imaginations has become so prevalent, that people are publicly doing things that contradict their own words and sermons for the sake of gain. And because people are in love with images and celebrity statuses of these folks, they accept their mess and never question anything!
This has created a powerless church that has pastors with as few as 20 members seeking fame, buying television time, and wearing headphone mics to appear great and powerful. No one wants to build a ministry from the ground up through evangelism and the power of God anymore. Why do that when TD Jakes can show you how he filled a 5000 seat auditorium instantly without any evangelism at all. Joel Olsteen can show you how to build the worlds largest church without ever preaching against sin, sinful lifestyles, or even going to Hell. And now, those that are starting churches want to model them after the television folks and your children’s spiritual growth, your personal battles, and your salvation is no longer important. What’s important now is filling up the pews with bodies. Bodies equal money and that is how we grow a mega church without God.2007 exposed a lot of people without even exposing their personal lives. Their hearts were exposed and yet the people missed it! No one questioned it or even cared really. But I believe God was trying to show us many things that we needed to see so we would not be fooled by the acts anymore. Let’s look at some of these things and use our Godly street smarts to decode the hidden motives and agenda’s. Most of us don’t even recognize the spirit of the antichrist anymore because we are being pastored by it, encouraged by it, and many are emotionally profiting from an antichrist agenda that allows us to be who we want, do what we want, and live like we want and yet claim Christ’s salvation! Watch this:
Carlton Pearson (Below) gets on National TV and says that he will always be Church of God in Christ (even sings the COGIC anthem) and yet he is an inclusionist which is an antichrist movement that says all men are saved whether they accept Christ or not.
Then, his good friend that he grew up with Charles Blake (Right)is put into the position of Presiding Bishop of the whole COGIC movement! Carlton is ordained by a lesbian bishop. Charles Blake has a homosexual activist speak at his church. You paying attention yet? Galatians 1:9
Kirk Franklin (Right)comes out and says that he has been addicted to porn for 20 years. He gets on Oprah to tell his story. But in his concerts, he thrusts his pelvis while he dances and does sexual gestures during his gospel performance? Then, he shoots a video wearing no shirt and having a greased up body? Yes, a preacher, minister to youth, and a Christian takes his shirt off in public to show his body in a video. Once hooked on porn? You paying attention? James 1:14-15
Juanita Bynum (Left)marries a man and it is televised as the Wedding of the Century. The videos are sold to her followers. Then, she starts a marriage ministry and they talk nasty to folks and misuse the bible to get more money. Then the marriage fails and they began to lie and lie, and lie and then lie some more while still traveling, speaking, and appearing on tv? No period of sitting down from ministry. No period of reconciliation to the body. No period of prayer and consecration. But churches are still booking them to come? The saddest part is that most of their following are still following them! You still here right? Revelations 2:20
Donnie McClurkin, (Right)who claims deliverance from Homosexuality, gets on the ticket with Barrack Obama, who supports homosexuality and attends a church that supports homosexual marriages. This upsets the homosexual following of Barrack because they don’t believe in deliverance from homosexuality, so Obama decides to get a gay pastor to travel with him and Donnie so they can share the stage and balance it out. Does Donnie quit? NO. In spite of being so called “delivered” he remains on the ticket? Now, if I was an ex crack addict, would I hang out with a crack dealer after I was delivered? Would I visit crack houses? People, wake up! Ephesians 5:11
Paula White and her husband (Below) divorce. They get up in front of the church and end their marriage. But she travels with Luciferian real-estate mogul, Donald Trump then appears on her Christian Show scantly clad in leotards with a brand new face lift and a hunk she calls her personal trainer and yet the way his hands are on her body just doesn’t look holy! But her money messages, power messages and thievery never ceases. No time to heal from a broken marriage, we got TV shows to record right? 1Timothy. 3:4
TD Jakes (Below)reopens Megafest and now it’s going to Africa. Away from the Homosexual infested city of Atlanta to AIDS infested South Africa. This is a Jim Jones move at best and yet, watch the money pour in. TD Jakes pierces his ear and now, when he’s not preaching, sports a very large diamond earring (which I saw myself in his ear) but, do you think that has affected his following? Do you really think black folks care about their youth enough to be outraged that the Bishop of the whole world is wearing an earring now? Heck no! No one cares anymore. Whatever he does, we are suppose to do right? He has pastors conferences to teach pastors how to be like him and do what he does remember? So now, get ready to see all the Jakes-ites get their ears pierced and our pulpits will now be flooded with gangsters, pimps, and players. Isn’t that what a man wearing an earring represents? Isn’t that a sign of macho, player, or pimp-daddy? Are you hearing this? Zechariah 11:16
The black church is imploding. It’s blowing up from the inside out. No terrorist bomb needed, no plan of the devil needed, no assistance from hell needed. We are allowing those that lead the church to tear it apart for their own selfish gain and we are saying nothing. We won’t call names when we should. We won’t stand up when we should. And we are following what we know to be wrong as if it was right! We are too afraid to read the signs. We don’t want to add this up and come up with a figure in the end. We don’t want to know what’s really happening because it’s too scary. We want to sit in the pews and clap, sing, and give offering without questioning motives, intent, or what is right before our eyes. I’m not questioning their lifestyles in secret, I’m telling you that what they are doing in the public eye will always expose their their hidden agenda. When a person does things in the public eye that are contrary to the Word or Holiness, they are sending a message that they don’t care what you think or what the bible says about it because they want to shift public opinion in their favor. What these folks are doing in plain view and don’t mind you knowing, is the nail in the coffin. This means they feel they are right and you better get with them or get crushed.
Wow. 2007 exposed a bunch of folks motives and 2008 will be even worse. Pray for the church people. Pray. And after you have prayed and fasted, ask God to show you what is real!
2Tim. 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, raitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
1John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: In Jesus
AUTHOR, G. Craige Lewis 1/9/2008
Reprinted with permission.