Charlotsville, The Church and Racism

Written by Gloria

The recent event in Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the many examples that show we do not live in a post-racial society. Racism seems to be one of the many social ills that has continued throughout the centuries without a clear end in sight.

What happened?

A “Unite the right” rally was planned for Aug 12 in protest to removing the statue of Robert E Lee, a confederate icon. A day before on Aug 11, a march was held at the University of Virginia where the crowds chanted “white lives matter” & “blood & soil”.

The protesters showed up on Aug 12 and clashed with counter demonstrators. The rally turned deadly as a speeding car killed one person and injured 19. Trump held a press conference days later which left many stunned and drew a lot of criticism as he stated that both groups were to blame.

The Church’s Stand

What has been the response from the church leadership not only over the racial divide which seems to be deepening but also where is the support from the leader of the free world, President Donald Trump who clearly stated that there are many good people in neo-Nazis & white supremacist groups?

For the most part, the Institutional church herein referred to as the I.C. hasn’t raised a strong, united voice indicating where they stand on the issue. Consequently, the silence in itself is both telling and deafening by comparison,for when business advisers have publicly stepped away from Trump, by contrast, the Nation’s evangelical leaders have made no or little noise over the issue and they remain steadfast and committed to Trump.

As an example, here are some quotes from various church leaders:-

Robert Jeffries, one of Trumps advisors said this on his twitter account,
“Pray for peace in Charlottesville and across our nation,” and “Let there be no misunderstanding. Racism is sin. Period,”

Paula White on her twitter account wrote about the event mentioning that there is a need for renewal of grace and for God to help us.

Franklin Graham defended Trump on his Facebook page stating that the shame should be on politicians that want to blame Trump.

Joel Osteen on his Facebook page wrote that, “…When somebody doesn’t agree with us or not doing what we like, it’s easy to get in conflict with them, to argue, to try to straighten them out, to prove our point. No, you have to be the bigger person. Just because they’re doing wrong doesn’t mean you have to engage.” 

The bottom-line is that many mega church leaders haven’t said anything at all.

This mixed reaction where some leaders condemned what happened, others spoke vaguely and others have remained completely silent shows the lack of unity in the I.C.

We live in troubling times; it is not the time to panic! But it’s time to get your life in order and prepare yourself mentally, spiritually, emotionally & even learn several survival skills should any disaster happen. Leaders in the I.C. are not preparing their congregations to understand the times and many unsuspecting churchgoers will be caught off guard when the rapture they are waiting for doesn’t happen and they are faced with the tribulation.

This post is not to analyze the racial divide that is deep in America. It’s to simply shed light on the fact that the I.C. is unable to give proper guidance to their church goers and one of the reasons is due to the fact that she is divided.

Jesus predicted the division that would happen to the Institutional church. He did this using the parable of the mustard seed.

Matthew 13:31-32
31 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, 32 which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”

In order to understand this parable, you have to look at the history of the church:-

The Seed -The church had very humble beginnings with the disciples who symbolize the mustard seed.

The huge tree – From 312 AD when Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, Roman practices were mixed with Christian beliefs leading to the creation of the Roman Catholic Church that grew far and wide, virtually unopposed for centuries.

Branches – The protestant reformation that opposed the many false doctrines of the Catholic church occurred in the 16th Century. The church split as many denominations were created.

Birds nest in its branches – demons infiltrated the churches, bringing false doctrines with them. (in Matthew 13:4- birds represents demons).

Clearly the Lord Jesus warned our present generation with this parable prophesied over 2000 years ago.

A clear and simple analysis is that the I.C. is infiltrated by demons and that is why she is weak. All she has is a form of godliness but no power. The early church with the apostles was relatively small but moved with great power but the Laodicean church of today is large but weak & lukewarm, unable to make any significant impact.Clearly, the Spirit of God is no longer in the I.C. The Lord warned you with the parable of the mustard seed. If you seek direction from her, you will be led into more confusion.

The Lord Jesus said on the other hand that HE will build his own Church and the gates of hell will not prevail. Matthew 16:18. He was not referring to the Institutional Church, but to all the believers throughout the centuries that have remained faithful to Him because he has kept them. From every generation, God always has HIS remnant who remain faithful to him.

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Is It Preaching? Or Sermonizing? (An Online Deliverance Ministry)

The Foolishness oPreaching...

I couldn’t agree with Pam more…

Approximately over a year ago, I wrote the following blog on preaching.

This is a question each preacher needs to ask themselves:

Am I PREACHING or Am I SERMONIZING???????

My updated corrections are in parenthesis:

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1 Corinthians 1:18-21

 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

 Preaching…

 We as ministers of the gospel know all about it.  Even those we label as laity know about preaching.  We know all types of preaching.  We know the hoop. The holler.  The in between, asthma-like huffs and puffs in between phrases or sentences.  We get excited over it.  We dance over it.  We shout and rejoice.  The desired result of preaching, according to the Word of the Lord, is to save souls.  I could be wrong, but I don’t see anywhere in scripture that tells us to preach to saved folks, but to instruct, to edify, or grow the saints up in the things of God.

 If we want to encourage the saints, the Word tells us to speak to each other ‘in spiritual songs and psalms:

 Ephesians 5:19

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord...

If we want to edify one another, grow the saints up, the Word tells us to teach and admonish one another-again with ‘psalms, hymns, & spiritual songs…’

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

 The Word does not say to preach to saved folks.  Preach to unsaved folks; teach, admonish, speak to, rebuke, reprove the saints!

 Ministers, fellow laborers…

Just think about it.  This may be why the souls are not growing.  You’ve been preaching to them for 20 years.  Preaching (sermonizing, using Pam’s term) them happy.  Preaching (sermonizing) them sad.  Preaching (sermonizing) them prosperity.  Preaching (sermonizing) them strange doctrines.  Preaching (sermonizing) everything…why are you preaching salvation to saved folks?

I was listening to this very popular woman preacher (heck, I will post her name:  it was Cindy Trimm).  She was preaching, but it was in a religious setting.  So I hit play.  I will admit:  I was somewhat annoyed at her preaching in cadence and all…

“And the Lord say…HA!

“Repent for the Kingdom of God…HA!

“..is at hand….HA!”

 As she continued, on her rant for about 40 minutes, I grew very aggravated.  Not because what she was saying wasn’t true, but because of the preaching in cadence, and the organist playing behind her.  But I hung in there..I hung in there until, while preaching in cadence, she bust out…

“…that’s not my key!…”

‘No she didn’t!  No she didn’t preach to the organist to take the key up one notch!’

The organist complied and took the key up one notch!

immediately turned the message off, in utter shock at what I just heard!

Now, I don’t know about anyone else.  But I found all the theatrics behind the message quite distracting.  What Trimm was saying could have been very relevant, very powerful (but I doubt it).  And very true…but the organist playing behind her, and her “HA!” she exclaimed every 5 words was-quite frankly-getting on my nerves!

I have preached sermons, and I had to tell the organist to stop playing behind me because he was distracting from the message, and was NOT playing under the anointing!  (And what’s more shocking is that the organist was my OWN father! He didn’t speak to me for a minute after that message!)

Now I write what I write not just because of an annoyance or a preference of mine.  It is an admonition for preachers to take a good hard look at the fruit of what they’ve been doing for years.  We have to ask ourselves-at some point-why do we do the things we do…in the church?  Is it relevant?  Effective?  What are the results?  

We have preached all these sermons, in all kinds of styles.  With the best musicians playing behind us.  But what good has it done?  Really!

Let’s be real about it.

No one’s getting saved at (church) altars; the ones at the altars are the same ones who been going to the altar for years.  I can talk about it cuz I was a professional altar seeker!   I used to snot and cry all over the place.  I laid out all over the floor.  Shouted.  Danced.  Screamed to the top of my lungs…out of sincerity.  Really believing I was delivered, when the preaching had done nothing more than emotionally move me, excite me.

 Preachers…the saints don’t need to hear another sermon from us.  They need to be taught!

And, as you can see with Pam and I citing our examples of sermonizing by Trimm and Jakes, preachers need NOT imitate the styles of their favorite preacher of the month either!  Because most of them are sermonizing and spreading doctrines of devils!

 What do they need to be taught?  SALVATION.  DELIVERANCE.  THE KINGDOM OF GOD!!!

It is only when the TRUE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST IS PREACHED that we will rid the altars of professional altar seekers and the  unsaved, unregenerated souls WILL GET SAVED AND DELIVERED!

Let’s know when to preach, when to teach.

The only time we see the word ‘preached’ used in the Bible is when the audience was UNSAVED.  When the apostles spoke to those who were saved, the Word says they taught them, they instructed, they expounded, they rebuked, they reproved…

 Do ur homework…

 Let’s get back to using the foolishness of preaching…the Bible’s way.

 I encourage you to study that whole chapter of 1 Corinthians 1.  It will change your whole perspective on preaching.

Cursed Christians…

There are many who practice a professing Christian religion who live under a curse because they have either added to or taken away from the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have found from our own experience that demons are having a field day with professing Catholics, Mormons,(Latter Day Saints) Jehovah Witnesses, Coptics, Christian Scientists and others. When you profess to be a Christian yet Jesus is not Lord and the Holy Spirit is not God in your so called Christian faith, demons will use this fact against you as an occasion to rule in your life. The demons will be successful because you are practicing a religion that has “added to the gospel.” Others who claim to believe in Jesus Christ associate themselves with cultish groups such as freemasonry or participate in occult practices that are directly or even indirectly linked to the religious rights of non-Christian religions, ie. yoga, transcendental meditation, chanting, reincarnation and the like. In fact, some mainline denominational churches are rapidly embracing what is now called “Christian Yoga.”

To the Galatians, Paul declared it this way, “if any man preach any other gospel, other than what I have preached, let him be cursed.” (Galatians Ch.1:9) Two thousand years have passed since Paul’s rather serious proclamation. I am not an historian, but I would imagine that any religion professing to be Christian that either subtracts or adds to the gospel of Jesus Christ has reaped the fruit of this curse, from one generation to another. Today, there are countless people who are being oppressed and tormented by demons because they are preaching “another gospel.” In counseling, we will lead you to repentance once you have been enlightened. Demons will bow at the name of Jesus Christ of Nazereth even among the heathen,–those who have never believed on Him.

Why? Because David declared it this way in Psalm 2. When Jesus Christ was raised from the dead, the Father turned to Him and said “Ask of me anything. and I will give to You, My Son, the heathen for your inheritance.” I believe that Jesus asked the Father to give Him the heathen. So if you are lost and do not have the Lord in your life, Jesus Christ is still your God, whether you believe in Him or not. The problem for you, though, is that even though He has you, you cannot receive Him until the Holy Ghost draws you to the cross and you repent as an unclean sinner. And since “you do not have Jesus”, demons will wipe up the dirty streets of the world with you and those assigned to you will destroy you, despite of the fact that Jesus owns you.

Since Jesus is the one with the keys to hell and death, He will be the one who will incarcerate you in hell for eternity in spite of the fact that He died for you. In fact, I can cast demons from you today and they WILL come out in fear of His name. Even so, Jesus said that they will come back with a fury seven fold stronger than your original state if you do not receive Him as your Lord. (Matthew 12:45) The good news of the gospel is that we can set you free in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth also. In fact, it is easier to set the heathen free from a non-religious demon than those who are worshipping a false “so called Christian” god. Those who have experienced His power in setting them free will most often bow to His Lordship and become truly saved.

A word of warning. Just because you have not yet felt the ramifications of the curse, does NOT mean that you have escaped it. It may manifest at the end of your life or even in the lives of your children and grandchildren. For example, freemasonry in the church is a major example of how the Fake Jesus has established a seat in countless organized churches. In fact, many of mainline denominations were even founded by practicing freemasons, with freemasons in the pulpits yet today. I suggest that you read a rather understandable and concise teaching from an internet article found at www.saintsalive.com/freemasonry/fmwitchcraft.htm Here is an excerpt.

“The Masonic temple is a temple of witchcraft! There is no doubt about that. Veiled within its symbols are the deities and even the working tools of witchcraft! The blazing star at the center of the lodge is the witch’s pentagram, symbol of the god of Satanism, Set. The letter “G” stands for genrerativity, sexual potency.” Religious and witchcraft demons are almost impossible to cast out because they require the captive to disavow the actions of not only their church families but also their own personal family. Most captives refuse to do so and as a consequence, they shall remain bound. Even so, what is impossible with man is possible with God. What you need to know is that God will give you grace, but as James points out, God resists the proud.

As you draw near to God through the humility of repentance, you can cleanse your own hands if you will disavow both your Christian church and those family members who have transgressed through the practice of freemasonry and other forms of witchcraft that have either added to or taken away from the gospel of Jesus Christ. Such an admonition is made to those who enter every church who has added to or taken away from the gospel. For example, those in the word of faith movement have been adding to and taking away from the gospel for the last 3 decades with the prosperity gospel, name it and claim it, and countless other doctrines and teachings. Denominational churches are known for accepting freemasonry, yoga, and forms of worship that counterfeit the Holy Ghost. If you have “been there and done that,” I warn you that the curse is near you. So draw near to God by humbling yourself and admitting your error, and God will give you grace and lift you up out of your bondage. ( James Chapter 4)

I plead the words of the Lord in Rev. Ch 18:4: “Come out of Her My People, lest you be partakers of her sins and receive of Her plagues.”

What if Jesus is referring to the organized church?

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The Apostalic Doctrine of the Damned: Get Out While you Can…By Minister Marlene

The apostolic doctrine teaches that Christ can’t return to earth until Christians form a militant army which will be led by ” SUPER APOSTLES”. These super apostles and prophets are supposedly going to physically subdue the earth and set up God’s kingdom within earthly government. Bishop Bill Hamon and Paul Wagner have concocted this hair brained apostolic doctrinal errors and teachings of devils. Those who push this apostolic doctrine, believe that God’s end-time army will arise, subdue the earth, bring on natural disasters with their super powers, and correct church government. They claim to have authority over pastors and churches, and want to be recognized as such. Heresy such as this is one of the end of time signs.

 Everything they teach is unscriptural and pompous. Their pride has them believing that God and Christ are helpless without them. Their pride has them believing that the return of Jesus Christ of Nazareth shall be delayed unless they move into action. My friends, the apostolic doctrine is from hell. If God is powerless without the input of these super apostles and prophets, then super apostles must be God. What do you say? My friends, the organized church is a cesspool of demons. This damnable apostolic doctrine is one of the more obvious end of time signs.

Have you  heeded the call to ” come out from among them “? Perhaps you have not heard yet. If so I want to help you understand why you need to come out. These end of time signs glare before  you like a floodlight. I want to help you dear one, by referring you to a book by Pam Sheppard. I won’t say anything more. Be prepared for the undiluted truth from an x-pastor who firmly believes, as all her ministers do, that we must ” come out from among them “. The devilish doctrines of the apostolic movement are just the tip of the iceberg in this new idolatry. Get your copy of that book by a pastor who had her own church for 38 years. That pastor is Pam Sheppard. Read the book, and you’ll know. You’ll know what you need to know right here: http://www.lulu.com/content/11927464