To the Young Talented Christian : Childhood and Youth Are Vanity

Being young talented and cute is very beneficial, and actually to your advantage in American hollywood/hip hop/Greco Roman performance-image based culture.

But over here in the kingdom of God we don’t need more kid actors with young dumb cute talent… we actually value maturity, wisdom, growth, faithfulness, and good fruit.

We don’t mind having jobs, keeping marriage covenants, raising godly children, building and serving churches… We press toward the mark and grow up into stability and maturity. Listen up, Grow up, and yes we need your voice but please speak for God and not for yourself!

Ecclesiastes 11
9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.

A Generation Saying NO to Hollywood – Choosing to be Builders of the Church

We need a generation of parents and aunties and uncles who will say no to spiritual prostitution and talent prostitution.

We don’t need your Hollywood, we don’t need your music industry! We don’t need your TV fame!!! We don’t need your movies!!!!

We need strong FAMILIES and strong CHURCHES that take authority in the earth in the beauty of holiness!!!

My child is talented but he will not be your spiritual prostitute or your super-whore bi-spiritual music producer!!!

My child is beautiful but she is not for sale!!! She is not your model or your actor or your prostitute or your hypocrite!
Not now, not when she turns 18, never!

Somebody needs to share this message in every church in America. We chase the world every generation and it backfires every single generation. When will we learn?

I put out this message last August. Thank God for this message getting out in Charisma Magazine:

“I was sitting in a green room with a well-known individual when my wife walked in, holding our little princess. The gentleman sitting next to me took notice of what her mom and I already knew.

“That girl is absolutely gorgeous!” he exclaimed. Then he added, “She needs to be on TV.”

Instinctively, I responded, “I love her too much to prostitute her to the world like that.”

Extreme? Not at all. I’m not interested in raising a star. I’m raising a saint!

Right now, the world is watching as Justin Bieber becomes the latest to take the all-too-familiar path that so many have blazed before him. It’s striking to see how many of these fallen stars begin their ascent to fame in the church. They left God’s house for the promise of bright lights, adoring fans and big paydays. Many times they end up in the jailhouse, crack house or funeral home. ”

I say stuff like this all the time. It sounds crazy… but my kids are not going to be spiritual whores no matter how beautiful or talented they are. They are not actors or performers or models they are worshippers and servants of God and builders of His Church.

God is Not Selling this Generation to Hollywood

When I saw this website and video about AMTC (Actors, Models and Talent for Christ), it almost brought tears to my eyes… So much deception.

They are farming for young Christian talent and selling them to the entertainment industry. This needs to be nipped in the bud the devil is trying to steal an entire generation. This is spiritual prostitution.

Points of departure from truth:

1. The Holy Spirit is not in the business of selling talent to the entertainment industry.

Jesus was clear in His preaching against the leaven of the Pharisees “hypocrisy.” A hypocrite is basically an actor in real life. So why would Jesus call someone to be a hypocrite AND work for the entertainment industry?

Paul was clear that oratory talent, rhetorical skills, and “the persuasive words of men’s wisdom” (which were common in Greek religion) were not the tools that he used to preach the gospel (1 Corinthians 2:1-4).

2. All successful models of discipleship and evangelism in using talent for God are in the Church. The Church is called to evangelize the world. How is this complicated?

– International House Of Prayer – church, house of prayer, and music ministry/label, etc

– Sherwood Baptist Church – church that also produces top quality Christian movies

– Living Waters – makes Great Media defending the faith

– Ex Ministries – makes great media defending the faith.

– Insert your church’s effort here.

3. Whenever the main thing you learn is how to “market yourself” – you can be assured that’s in not centered in Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.

There is no successful evangelism or missionary work that is not from the church, helping the church or planting churches.

4. None of Jesus disciples were employed by false ministries to spread the gospel. They worked in ministry, or they worked with their hands in a natural skill to raise money. Paul did not join up with “Diana of the Ephesians” Union to shine the light.
5. I would understand this ministry if it was meant to train young Christians to start churches or serve in churches that impacted the world… Or maybe even plant churches in Hollywood or LA. But handing a generation of Christians over to the entertainment industry? That’s deception!
6. Have you seen the fruit of “Christians” in the entertainment industry? : Divorce, false doctrine, apostasy, adultery, falling away from the faith, alcoholism, drugs, eventually changing their message, promoting lust, cursing, compromising more and more over time… etc.

For every successful Godly covenant family in the entertainment industry (if any exist) there are probably 49 broken ones. Is this the rate of return God wants for His Word and His Sons Blood in our generation?

7. Has God decided to stop making preachers, pastors, apostles? Did he do this so that those He called could go work for the entertainment industry and cool off their faith within 7 years?
8. The pride of the entertainment industry causes young people to go into spiritual destruction, not evangelism.
1 Timothy 3:6

Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
9. The devil is skilled at corrupting musical talent, wisdom,pride, merchandising ability to spread iniquity. Sending children into the entertainment industry that Satan has mastered is a recipe for disaster. It will take 7-8 years… but the fruit will prove to be horrible. If you observe the last 80 years in the church you can see the pattern already. If you choose to be blind, you won’t see it.
Ezekiel 28

12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

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Using Actors to Expose Hypocrites | ReThinking the Trayvon Martin Case | FREE GiveAway!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ABRlWybBqM

WoW.

When I first spoke up about the Trayvon Martin case, it was not about race, it was based on Proverbs 31:8,9, speaking up for the oppressed, Psalms 82. It was about the Shedding of Innocent Blood. It was about Envying not the Oppressor, Proverbs 3:30,31.

But now after seeing how racially divided the opinions are on this  case… maybe race does have a little something to do with it? The reports are so conflicting on what actually happened, but people tend to divide either along race lines or political views whether they think George is innocent.

Also, did you know that Sanford, Florida has a storied history of racism, going back to the fact that the city’s founder couldn’t even hire black laborers because the people of the town reacted violently. Florida also had more lynchings per capita than any other state in the South, and Sanford Florida was a place that Jackie Robinson couldn’t even workout for baseball’s spring training, because angry mobs came to make him leave. Spanning from the 1870s to the 1940s to 2012, this clearly is not an issue of flesh and blood, but of principalities and powers (Ephesians 6). Love and the Truth of God is the antidote.

I still hold to my first thoughts: the natural cause of the killing wasn’t race. The response however has been largely based on race, but more on socialist versus fascist political views. Socialist=left wing, Fascist=right wing.

For the antidote to the endless and divisive socialist/fascist dialectic, (a dialectic is an endless argument with no conclusion, meant to go back and forth forever like this run on redundant parentheses, done just to move forward in an upward spiral, because a conclusion would be an admission of absolute truth, and we can’t handle the absolute Truth, and the real power (the dialectic promoter) is charging for tickets and advertising, and just using the dialectic (war) to gain power over both sides and money for himself, so he doesn’t want absolute truth to end the dialectic war) check out this blog about Biblical Authority and Constitutional liberty. I say this is an antidote, not an alternative, because alternatives are just meant to alternate. Antidotes are substances that have the ability to counteract a poison, i.e, truth is the antidote for two alternative lies.

The case is actually very simple, if you think honestly and in a balanced way. George Zimmerman was probably not racist, just human. However, he instigated a conflict and killed another human. Innocent blood was shed. He may not be a ‘premeditated’ murderer, but he is guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Any law that excuses him is an unjust law.

I’ll have a blog coming up next week that will contain my thought process behind that. It will be a blog about Biblically deductive thinking skills. Its a doozy, so be on the lookout!

But for now, here’s a question for you to think about: what’s the difference between murder and manslaughter?

What did God say about it in the Bible? The first 10 people that can find me a scripture where God differentiates between pre-meditated murder and manslaughter can get a FREE copy of Killing Idols For Revival!

twitter me the answer in a private message @esosa

Hmmmm… maybe I should rename it “Idolslaughtering for Revival.” lol

ON a Much Lighter Note:

Here’s some more “Acting” that exposes the hypocrisy of FLOPism in the NBA:-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAbe-z_bTr8&feature=share – Fakest FLOP ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNxiWES8G0o&feature=share – Amazing double FLOP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev1M1AYQR3s – Blake Griffn FLOP or fingernail graze?

 

– Get the book that exposes spiritual principalities that cause hypocrisy in the Church and racism in America – Killing Idols For REVIVAL.

Dead Men’s Bones & Hypocrites Destroy the Legacy of the Next Generation | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 15 –

Dead Men’s Bones & Hypocrites Destroy the Legacy of the Next Generation

One of the stumbling blocks that God has shown must be removed in the Church is Dead Men’s Bones & Hypocrites. This is not really about who’s ministry is the most correct… this is about the children, and the next generation.

The Pharisees thought that they were righteous because they gave so much honor to the prophets of the past. But spiritually, they were prophet-killers, because they sought to kill the new message that God was bringing in their generation. In their zeal to protect and honor the old they destroyed their own legacy.

Dead Men’s Bones

for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also *outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30 And say , If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Matthew 23

Jesus Christ is in charge of His Church. Holy Spirit is in charge of releasing fresh revelation of the Word in every generation. He reveals all truth (John 15). God’s mercy endures, His truth to all generations (Psalms 117).

17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break , and the wine runneth out , and the bottles perish : but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved . Matthew 9

New wine needs new wineskins. There are new movements, and therefore new organizations and organisms that God needs to build every generation. The new will not fit inside the old. But the new needs to honor the old, and the old needs to honor the new, so that both are preserved.

But unfortunately – in the history of the Church – new wineskins, new organizations, and new things that God is doing are attacked. Also, sometimes the new generation attacks the old.

51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye. 52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted ? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: Acts 7

By worshipping dead men’s bones and resisting the Holy Ghost, you end up a spiritual murderer.

Hypocrite – What you become when you resist the Holy Ghost

 Jesus called the Pharisees hypocrites because they were actors.

 Hypocrite:

  • one who answers, an interpreter
  • an actor, stage player
  • a dissembler, pretender, hypocrite

24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Matthew 23

When you worship dead men’s bones, and resist the Holy Ghost (what God is doing now), you end up just delivering lines with no real life in them. You end up being an actor. There’s no spiritual life in it – its just acting – so you end up dirty inside.

As I have been planning for my family and raising my first son, God has shown me that I need to pass on to my family more than what I know, and the doctrine I know. I need to pass on a hunger for God’s Spirit and what He is always currently doing. I don’t want my grandchildren worshipping my dead bones, or the dead bones of the founder of any church, denomination, or movement… because if so, they will end up spiritually dead and deaf to what God is doing in their generation.

You need an understanding of the Word and an Awareness of what the Holy Spirit did and is doing in every generation. A true spiritual legacy is humility and a hunger for the Word and Spirit of God. My children won’t survive on my revelation. They may die if that’s all they get, because the times will have changed.

21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever. Isaiah 59

Believe God for the Word and Spirit to fall on each generation. God will always do new things. The hearts of the fathers must turn to the children, and the hearts of the children must turn to the fathers (Malachi 4). 

Let’s repent for worshipping dead men’s bones and resisting the Holy Ghost. Let’s repent for being actors with more allegiance to organizations and forms than to God. Let’s also honor the prophets and fathers of the past, but build upon what God showed them by digging into God right now.

Join us on Fridays leading up to The Call and join us at The Call in TRUE REPENTANCE….

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

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