This blog main focus is to sound the trumpet to call the Church out of Babylon, and sinners to repentance and receiving Jesus Christ as the Savior before the great judgement comes. End-time call out of Babylon, Revelation 18:4.
It received very little attention in the Western press, but as Jewish People across Israel and around the world began their celebration of Chanukah last weekend, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal laid out the terms of the struggle for Israel’s survival in the clearest way possible. Appearing in Gaza at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Hamas terrorist organization, Mashaal declared that the Palestinians will never recognize Israel’s right to exist.
Mashaal said, “From the sea [Mediterranean] to the river [Jordan], from north to south, we will not give up any part of Palestine — it is our country, our right and our homeland.” Ominously he added, “We are all one,” speaking of Palestinians residing in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and inside Israel. There is no room for the Jewish state in the minds of most Palestinians.
Yet the United Nations recently voted overwhelmingly to recognize Palestine as a “non-member entity” (the same legal status accorded to the Vatican) and the world is pressuring Israel to negotiate a peace deal with the very people who publicly declare that Israel should cease to exist. If the situation were not so deadly serious it would be funny. How is Israel supposed to make peace with those who demand Israel be destroyed? It cannot happen.
Though the threat is very real, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is also real. He has promised to guard the Jewish People, and we have a responsibility to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. During the Chanukah celebration, I ask that you join with us in a special time of prayer—prayers that are so urgently needed right now.
King James Version (KJV)
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
In November 26, 2011, the hit series, "Celebrity Ghost Stories" aired an episode with Kim Coles, star of "In Living Color" and "Living Single." In this episode Coles states she went to her friend who is a life coach who told her of the technique of automatic writing. Her life coach instructed her to go home, quiet herself, meditate, and to write with her non-dominant hand. She went on to tell Coles to ask the spirits of her ancestors to come and speak to her. This spirit goes on save Coles from an abusive relationship. But did an guardian angel really deliver Kim Coles from an abusive relation? Does automatic writing come from the true living G-d? Are ghost real or not? Should a believer in Jesus Christ practice automatic writing? Let's examine these questions.
What are Ghosts?
Are ghost really the spirits of the dead or something else? In reality, ghosts are demon spirits/familiar spirits that imitate a person that has died. Usually mediums call upon these familiar spirits to receive information. It is a form of divination in which the medium receives secret information through demonic power. He or she gets the information from a spirit guide/familiar spirit that knows the details of an individual's family (source). These demon spirits become very "familiar" with the intimate details of a country, city, or family (source). These demonic spirits are used to entice people into the kingdom of darkness because the hearer of the information is being seduced into the occult byseducing spirits.
Familiar spirits gather the information of individuals to bring forth false prophecies to gain access to their targeted victim (source). When individuals go to consult a medium they're actually knowingly or unknowingly consulting the enemy and the power of darkness. Keep in mind: demonic forces are lying spirits that seek out the destruction of mankind. They only act like they have someone's best interest at heart. This is false. Their main objective is to bring the people that follow them to eternal damnation.
In his book, "Secret Teachers of All Ages," Famous Freemason Philosopher and occultist Manly P. Hall had this to say:
"The majority of modern mediumistic apparitions are but elemental creatures masquerading through bodies composed of thought substances supplied by the very persons desiring to behold these wraiths of decarnate beings (source)."
So Hall states a fact that these beings aren't departed souls of someone's love one, but indeed a spirit entity masquerading as that person's departed loved one's spirit. Can someone shout out, "DECEPTION!"
Automatic Writing and Spirit Channeling
Automatic Writing writing falls under Spiritualism, and is a form of mediumship/channeling in which an individual allows an outside force or entity to take control of the motor functions in his or her arm to write messages reputedly from either a spirit being (spirit guide or deceased person) or from the individual's own higher consciousness (source). Methods of automatic writing can be either writing or typing. A person can also open themselves up to familiar spirits in order to utilize automatic writing.
Some of the examples of New Age writers that claim to have used automatic writing by having spirit guide overtake them are Madame P. Blavtasky, Alice Bailey, Jane Roberts, and Ruth Montgomery(source). There's a major difference between new age automatic writing and a Christian journaling. In automatic writing a person's hand goes limp and a spirit takes control of the hand and writes for them. Christian journaling however, is the inner working of the Holy Spirit that leads and guides the individual's heart to write (source). A true Christian would not allow themselves to practice automatic writing because it is part of the curious arts of the occult forbidden by the Bible.
In Merrill Unger's book, "What the Bible says about Demons in the World Today," he quotes Rudolf Tishner, a parapsychologist. He talks about the danger in automatic writing when practiced in immoderation. Tishner regarded automatic writing as a phenomena known as "motoric automatisms." He admits that they can enslave a person and break up the integrated psychic structure while ensuring peril to mental and psychical health ("What the Bible says about Demons in the World Today,", Merrill Unger, P. 51-52).
Simply said, when a person indulges in the occult practice of automatic writing, they become enslaved by the kingdom of darkness.
Black Gospel music has been an avenue by which draw people into the institutionalized church. Let's be honest: Many people will come to a church to hear the choir sing long before they'll come to hear the preacher preach. New competition shows like, "How Sweet the Sound" are elevating the spiritually nebulous choir to greater prominence as representatives of the black church. In the meantime, sex and money scandals are diminishing the role of the preacher.
Rampant homosexuality has entrenched in the Black Gospel music industry before here and here . However, you should be aware that industry workers are using the “new cart method” of traveling gospel music/comedy tours, gospel music artists appearing on late night talk-shows, and gospel music artists partnering with ungodly secular artists allegedly to “reach the youth.”
What is new cart method?
If you read 1 Chronicles 13, it tells how King David used a new cart to bring the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem He followed the pattern of the Philistines who also used a new cart to transport the ark of the covenant. The Philistines didn't know any better because they were unaware of the methods and restrictions of transporting the ark. As King, David should have known better because Israel were covenant people. The scripture records that as the ark was being moved it almost fell to the ground and a man named Uzzah instinctively reached to steady it. When his hand touched it, he was killed instantly . Judgment was swift because King David didn't seek the proper order of the Lord. Uzzah was the son of Abinadab. The ark of the covenant had been stored at his father's house for years. Uzzah spent nearly all of his life in the presence ofthe ark. However, he was ignorant and did not understand that God required his commands to be followed to the letter. Unfortunately, his zeal without knowledge cost him his life.
Black Gospel Music Industry and Spiritual Fornication
As reported by gcmwatch.com, Mary Mary toured with R&B artist Maxwell and have made guest appearances on BET’s 106 and Park. Kirk Franklin and Steve Harvey (yes the one with the profane mouth) were together on a “gospel comedy tour." A slew of gospel music artists are now making foot-kissing missions to the foul-mouthed comedian Monique. Who are they? Kirk Franklin , Yolanda Adams, Marvin Sapp , Tye Tribbett , Deitrick Haddon, Vickie Winans, Bebe and Cece Winans, Shirely Caesar, David and Tamela Mann to name a few. On August 4th of this year, Kirk Franklin was interviewed on Sirius Radio promoting, "The King's Men Tour" with Marvin Sapp, Israel Houghton, and Donnie McClurkin. Franklin stated that he wanted to show that gospel music fits into the fiber of the world. Didn't Jesus say were in the world but not of the world? Franklin really pushes the envelop when it comes to mixing the world into the church (here).
In the process of attempting to be relevant to the world, to make church hip and cool, the gospel music industry has put the glory of God on new carts to win the world’s acceptance. Instead of relying on the Holy Spirit to convict lost sinners in the world to repent and be saved, acceptance and false love seems to be the goal. Gospel music is a means to the end of achieving that acceptance.
Defending Mary Mary’s worldly partnerships, a person commenting on Facebook said, “the church needs more relevant music that would draw young people." That’s a major error circulating amongst black gospel devotees. It elevates music/entertainment over Jesus Christ and scripture as the guide for so-called evangelism. Didn't Jesus say, “If I be lifted up from the earth I will draw all men unto me?” Church folks have lifted up their gospel idols more than Jesus Christ and the results reflect that. It has produced spiritually shallow, carnal minded Christians. The new cart method creates opposition to the Five-Fold ministry which is the proper order of the Church to equip and edify the saints. Ultimately, God’s gifts are to bring the body of Christ to maturity so that we’re not tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine. Music does have a place in the church, but it was not intended to usurp the authority of Jesus Christ and his governmental gifts.
In Witness Lee's book, "God's New Testament Economy" he speaks about "Spiritual Fornication" stating the following:
"Fornication is to use the body other than God, while sanctification is to use the body absolutely for God. No one can commit fornication if they were using their body absolutely for God. Same instance Spiritual Fornication is not using yourself for God, your lips, tongue, and your entire mouth should be used for God (source)."
These gospel music artist are using their entire mouth to bring glory and acceptances from the world for themselves, instead of using their mouth to sing and bring God to glory. This is a clear cut case of these artist committing Spiritual Fornication.
The proper order of music ministry
After the mess the gospel music industry has caused with its illegitimate “ministry,” concerned music ministers should seek to right the cart using God’s proper order within the Church.
1. Singers should sing unto the Lord, and should praise Him in the beauty of holiness (2 Chromicles 20:21). They should be separated from the world unto God. Both singers and musicians should have an inward disposition of reverence and purity, and resist all that offends the holy nature of God (1 Chronicles 16:29).
2. Songs sung in the House of God should be unto the Lord, and not for entertainment purposes to entertain the flesh and people(1 Chronicles 25:7). Songs that are sung should glorify God.
3. True minstrels/musicians help set spiritual atmosphere for the supernatural which does not include thrill seeking songs that appeal to the flesh (2 Kings 3:15).
6. A difference between holy and unholy should always be the standard in music. Gospel music artist who claim to love God, should not partner with those who promote ungodliness, sexual immorality and use gratuitous profanity. (1 John 2:15-16 ; 2 Chronicles 19:2).
7. The cult of celebrity should be destroyed as quickly as possible at its roots. True singers and musicians of God reflect Jesus and serve people, instead of demanding service and accolades. (Mark 10:45).
8. Use singing and music to lead people into true sacrifice unto the Lord ( Hebrews 13:15).
Pastors, leaders, church singers, and church musicians must repent from the new cart method and committing the sin of spiritual fornication, sanctify and follow the order of the Lord.
To avoid God’s judgment, HIS church must return to holy living. It's a disgrace to our Lord to lead people into entertainment based on false worship of people and gifts. Jesus wants back into your church. Now.