One Way to Heal Depression and Low Self-Esteem: TURN OFF THE SCREEN

One of the most untold curses of ungodly entertainment and media is that it is purposefully designed and crafted to fuel and create unrealistic desires, discontentment, comparison, and covetousness.

Many many people could heal their low-self esteem and depression simply by TURNING OFF THE SCREEN and denying the manipulators and marketers access to their soul. Get back into your actual real life and shut down the fantasies. You’ll get a part of your mind back that you never knew was gone. Try it for a month.

Don’t Act Like You Don’t Know Me

Don’t Act Like You Don’t Know Me

2 Corinthians 5
16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

Never let fleshly titles or the bondages of organizations prevent you from acknowledging and walking in what you know by the Spirit of God.

We should walk in unity, agreement, and submission to God with people that we know by the Spirit.

2 Hands, 1 Face: Business with Ministry

We gotta have 2 hands but 1 face. We can’t be two-faced. There is a correct way to operate our ministries, there is another correct way to operate our publishing, but the message is the same for each.

We may be stronger with the church side (right hand) or stronger with the publishing side (left hand), but we have to use both, and the message (face) is the same on both sides.

A lot of compromise is coming in because guys are emphasizing the business side over the ministry side, and they are trying to be two-faced to get more success.

Deuteronomy 33:18
And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy breaking out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.

Zebulun represents the business side. Issachar represents the teaching/shepherding side. Our Zebulun side has to stay connected to Issachar for one purpose, to glorify God.

Simple takeaways:
– always serve and build the church
– never change your message for the publishing or marketing side, or to “break out” to reach more people
– operate your business in excellence outside the church
– don’t sell in the church, sell in the marketplace. serve the church and receive an offering if needed.
– if you do something on the business side, that is different from your gospel message, make sure it’s something natural (I.e, natural product, food, car commercial, education, government)… Never alter or compromise your spiritual message or associations.

Is Christian Music a Business or a Ministry?

Let’s make a few distinctions:

God’s Business – Ministry.

Regular business – Earthly products.

False ministry – sinful music.

Ministry is Gods business, not the worlds business. We have to connect it to the church, not the world. Also, doing music for a business that sells an inanimate object like Pepsi or a widget factory is regular music business.

Partnering with a label that is invested in the work of iniquity makes you a worker of iniquity, a false ministry. How come these rappers who used to be Christian are so eager to partner with the wicked, but you don’t see any of them bragging about their commercials for regular businesses? That pays money too. I guess doing a sprite commercial or a Chrysler commercial is not cool enough?

So they choose deception instead. Perhaps the iniquity of pride is why these guys refuse to stay inbounds?

I got a sister who was paid to travel as a US ambassador to Africa teaching them how to rap. She didn’t have to compromise at all. I got a bro who is working on a rap album to teach math to middle schoolers.

No compromise. Extra income working in government or family education. These are the types of people doing ministry and regular business that is not filled with iniquity. Those are the real heroes.

The people trying to partner with sinful rappers and sinful labels are just deceived and trying to get more attention for their brands.

Who Reveals the Mystery? – Calvin & Arminius or Christ & the Church

Men try to discuss the deep things of God using dead men like Calvin and Arminius (dead men’s bones).

The Holy Spirit reveals the mystery of the gospel of Christ using the marriage of Christ & the Church.

Ephesians 5
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

When Jesus Say Yes

If you are going to sing “When Jesus say Yes” in your church…. get the original Nigerian version, sing all the lyrics that include “Jesus you are the master, every other god is fake”

Sing it in a fun call and response style like the Nigerians do… ad lib with it and let the Holy Spirit flow.

Don’t give glory to those that mix their iniquity with worship. Keep worship pure from the doctrine of Jezebel!

Anything that has breath can praise the Lord. A demon can praise the Lord, but we don’t need to give demons the power of inspiration and influence in the church of God.

Proverbs 15
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord:
but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord:
but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

What is Revival?

Revival is simply coming back to life by returning to the heart of God. It’s not always emotional, there are always simple practical decisions to make to bring forth the fruits of revival and repentance.