To the Rich and Famous: Break off Your Iniquity by Giving to the Poor

Part of the reason it’s hard for rich and successful people to enter into the kingdom of God is because they only repent partially. They don’t want to get rid of the money they made in unrighteousness, give it to the poor, and start over.
If you keep unrighteous money it’s not going to work for you in the long run. Give it to the poor and start over in God.
Daniel 4:27 Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you: break off your sins by practicing righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the oppressed, that there may perhaps be a lengthening of your prosperity.”
This is a concept that’s not taught often in the body of Christ. We’d rather suck up to the rich and hope they pay tithes and use their influence and fame for our favor and legitimacy instead of fully repenting and giving it all up to the poor.
But it’s not only in Daniel, Jesus taught it in the gospels on several occasions. Zacchaeus proved his repentance by doing exactly this. James also taught this in chapter 5.

music industry trickery 

Please don’t be that person who loves to ask for the truth of the Word and acts like they want to be Biblical… but then when the Bible gives them a guideline they don’t want to submit to, they blame the Holy Spirit for their special relationship that allows them to transgress His Word. #trickery #slickcraft

Last week I was talking to a major gospel artist with a new hit radio song about gospel musicians who “go both ways.” First he said “you’ve got to stick to the Word, love songs aren’t necessary unbiblical.” 

So I agreed, love songs aren’t necessarily unbiblical, Song of Solomon is a love song. but the bible is clear that evil associations corrupt good manners. Look at the fruit of those that partner and have contracts with ungodly publishing companies. They become corrupted eventually, and it effects their fruit and their family. 

Then he said “I don’t agree, because at first I was upset with Kirk & Kanye, but then the Spirit checked me…”                    

So BASICALLY: I can use the Word to do what I want – but out of order – but then when the Word tells me HOW to do something, I’ll blame the Holy Spirit for allowing me to go against the WORD. That’s pretty much how this conversation ALWAYS goes when you talk to people in the music industry. He was a good hearted guy, but whether he knew it or not, that’s trickery. If he stays in that deception for too long, he will be effected.

Let’s do our own thing because the Bible says we can do more than what “the church” is doing now… Because the church ain’t doing this, and the church ain’t doing that. But then when the Bible gives us GUIDELINES on how to do those things… Lets transgress those guidelines and then blame it on our RELATIONSHIP with the Holy Spirit. Be careful lest you start blaspheming the Holy Ghost.

The Word and the Holy Spirit are in perfect agreement. You can’t play the Word and the Spirit against each other. You can’t play God against God, that witchcraft don’t work.

Sophistry vs Ministry

Spiritual failure is falling in love with the passionate and clever way we communicate and express ourselves rather than falling in love with the Word of God. We love to have dialogues, discussions, and we love to minister questions… but God commands us to minister answers. The Bible says that Godly edifying is IN FAITH. (2 Timothy)
In other words, if there is too much talking going on, then nobody knows what they’re talking about (in the multitude of words there is no lack of sin). Men want their soapbox while the bible gets blocked. The better pathway is to open up the Bible and find out what God says. Then when you find out, minister that in the power of the Spirit.

the essence of witchcraft and sorcery

Seeking to engage the spiritual world without recognizing and honoring God – or seeking to make things happen and exercise spiritual power without straightforward communication of the Word of God – is the essence of witchcraft and sorcery.

When you seek to influence others and gain power that you don’t have by hiding the truth rather than with straightforward communication of the truth, you are practicing witchcraft.

2 Corinthians 4

2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

Biblical Worldview: Arts & Entertainment is NOT an Industry

Biblical WorldView: Entertainment is NOT an industry (nor a “7th mountain”). It is the marketing auxiliary for an industry.
For example: Gangster and Club rappers are commercials for the prison industry and the liquor industry. Nothing more, nothing less. They are an investment for profit. They are commercials designed to increase the bottom line.
Entertainers and Artists don’t produce art for themselves. They always serve the industry that their commercials support.
There are several ways to use your artistic talent.
– You can choose to serve your Family.
– You can choose to serve the Body of Christ,
– You can choose to serve the Government
– You can choose to serve an Industry (liquor, prison, auto, travel, food, shoe, clothing)
– You can choose to serve satan directly. (sexual sin, pride, selfishness, false religion)
Choose wisely and don’t be a fool just trying to express yourself (Proverbs 18:2). You will end up serving satan.

Identity and Righteousness

People that have been kept in the dark find it hard to walk in the light. Give people the truth about their identity in the word of God.

When you find yourself in the scriptures, it’s easier to walk in righteousness and purpose. True Identity comes from GOD not from manipulative men.

Self-Defense does not Equal Enmity

Shem Ham and Japeth all had one daddy – Noah. That makes us all brothers. So there’s the end of that.

Believers study HIStory and God given IDentity not to bring out more division and hatred, but to bring an END to the lies, manipulation, and sorcery that Satan uses to keep us divided.

Self-Defense Does not Equal ENMITY

Jesus is defending His people against the sorcery of racism. The Spirit of God is attacking the witchcraft of racism. Not to create more enemies, but to end the enmity in Christ!
If hearing attacks on institutional racism feels convicting to you… then ask the Holy Spirit to cleanse your heart. Go back to the bible. Produce fruit that lines up with biblical faith and let the Body become one new man in Christ.
If hearing someone challenge the racial order of this current empire makes you feel uncomfortable, then get your heart right with God! Fall out of love with the empire and in love with people!