Evangelicalism vs the Gospel of the KINGDOM

As Christians, we don’t represent a message. We represent a KINGDOM, and we GIVE a message.

Don’t cheapen the gospel by disconnecting it from God’s authority.

The gospel is NOT a publishing competition NOR is it a marketing contest. The gospel doesn’t need your great talent and it is not up for intellectual debate.

#authority #kingdom

3 on 3: kingdom bait vs demonic error

3 on 3: kingdom bait vs demonic error

When you search the Scriptures, you will find that there are three things that Jesus Christ and the apostles used as bait for the gospel of the kingdom of God:

1. Hardcore and Prophetic Repentance from sin and Teaching the Kingdom
2. Power, Supernatural Healing, and Miracles
3. Acts of Mercy: Compassion and Kindness

If you keep searching, you will also see three main sources of spiritual error and counterfeit evangelism, which are also the three main doctrines that Jesus hates in Revelations 2 and 3:

1. The doctrine of Jezebel: which is spiritual fornication, spiritual adultery and idolatry in partnership with the wicked in a ministry.
2. The doctrine of Balaam: which is bait and switch trickery, partnering with ungodly organizations and partnering with unbelievers, corrupting the church as you preach the gospel.
3. The doctrine of the Nicolaitans: which is using false authority and carnally based power to corrupt the church and force it into error and spiritual adultery and mixture with ungodliness.

When you see a ministry that lacks the Holy Ghost and is devoid of the spiritual grace and anointing to use the first 3 strategies, they will often resort to the second 3 errors.

Then they will claim that they are still spreading the gospel of the kingdom. Do not be deceived, they are only spreading error!

Ask your Father in heaven to enrich you with the power of the Holy Spirit, so that you may spread His kingdom using the strategies of Jesus Christ, not the demonic errors that the devil introduces to deceive and corrupt.

Father, send forth laborers enriched and endowed with the power of the Holy Ghost and the grace of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Here’s a SHOCKER to 95% of the American church

Here’s a SHOCKER to 95% of the American church:

The main goal of the church is NOT evangelism.

The main goal of the church is to worship, glorify, lift up, and OBEY Jesus Christ in all things.

Evangelism is what happens easily, gracefully, and powerfully when the main goal of Love and Obedience to Jesus Christ is accomplished consistently.

Acts 2

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

If you don’t accomplish goal #1, you end up doing this:

Matthew 23
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

There is a big difference between laboring in sin to attract people, and then mentioning Christ at the end, versus laboring to glorify Christ and then presenting forgiveness of sin.

John 12
32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

2 Corinthians 4
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Voodoo and Ku Klux Christians : Syncretism – Are you Christian or Cretan?

Voodoo and Ku Klux Christians

Do you know how many voodoo practitioners also love Jesus “too?”

Do you know how many Ku Klux Klansmen are faithful in their church and claim Jesus “too?”

It’s called “SYNCRETISM” folks! And it’s the opposite of True Worship.

Whenever you try to “add Jesus” to a list of other false idols and cultural demonic strongholds you are not worshipping Jesus Christ at all.

Jesus did not die on the cross and resurrect from the dead so He could be the last option on your iPod, or be added to your list of authentic hip hop alternatives. He’s not interested in syncretizing with you Greek Idol or Masonic covenants either. If you can’t get rid of the false you are not in the Truth. He is the King of All.

John 4
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

syn·cre·tism

[sing-kri-tiz-uhm, sin-]  Show IPA

noun

1.

the attempted reconciliation or union of different or opposing principles, practices, or parties, as in philosophy or religion.

Origin: 
1610–20;  < Neo-Latin syncretismus  < Greek synkrētismós  union of Cretans, i.e., a united front of two opposing parties against a common foe, derivative of synkrēt ( ízein ) to syncretize + -ismos -ism

CRETANS ARE ALWAYS LIARS

Its interesting that the word syncretism came from the root word meaning: “a union of Cretans”

Look what the Apostle Paul in Titus said about the Cretans (Crete was an actual city in Greece; Paul discerned and addressed this spiritual root in that city hundreds of years before the word “syncretism” was even coined):

Titus 1

11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.

12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

Cretans and “Syncretizers” of today hate purity, they would rather defile everything by mixing false worship, cultural idolatry, fables, and the commandments of men with it. They profess that they know God, but in works they deny Him.

So are you a Christian or Cretan?

God Does Not Need Our Stages

God doesn’t need our stages our platforms or our audiences… Dont you realize that the sky is His stage? He could write : “I AM THE KING” in any language with beautiful artistry on the sky if He wanted to.

The whole world is His stage, God doesn’t need exposure, and He doesnt need talented hypocrites. God needs disciples of Jesus Christ filled with His Holy Spirit willing to teach and lead by example.

Can You Really Be a “Witness” without the Holy Spirit??? Counterfeit Evangelism

If Jesus gives us the Holy Ghost to empower us to be witnesses i.e. “martus” i.e, “living martyrs…” (Acts 1:8).

Then how are we “witnessing” without the Holy Spirit?

What are we really doing without Holiness, and without the power of the Spirit?

Are we hypocrites (actors), making converts that are twice as much the sons of hell as we are (Matthew 23)?

Are we creating easy believers with no root, destined to fall away when trouble comes (Mark 4)?

Are we thieves and robbers, refusing to enter in through the Door of the Word (Revelation from Jesus), but trying to reach God’s people “some other way” (John 10)?

Are we ministers of Jezebel, using spiritual adultery and idolatry to create children that are destined to be killed with spiritual death by Jesus Himself (Revelations 2)?

Lecrae finally admits that what he’s doing now is totally different than when he started serving Jesus Christ

Lecrae finally admits that what he’s doing now is totally different than when he started serving Jesus Christ

This is a response to a question from a 12 year old young man… and its addressed to many young people who don’t understand the difference between true evangelism and counterfeit evangelism, and why we have to take a stand against the counterfeit. I say this because this writing is not a personal attack, it is spiritual protection for this generation that is called to seek His face (Psalm 24).

First, let’s look at this interview about Lecrae being the “Number One Christian Rapper in the Universe”:

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/we-interviewed-lecrae-the-number-one-christian-rapper-in-the-universe

You talk a lot about how you’ve matured in your thinking and your craft. I’m curious if the old Lecrae would be disappointed in the new Lecrae.
For sure he would. [Laughs]

In what way?
“Aw man you’re selling out. You’ve fallen off man.” I’m sure that would be the way my old self would think about it.

I would just sit my young self down and have a calm conversation articulating the reasons why I’m doing what I’m doing, and try to point out some of the self-righteous areas in my young self’s life. Hopefully it would be a good conversation.”

First off, in this public interview, Lecrae says that his “old self” (not his life of sin, but his first four or five albums of Christ-centered ministry) was just self-righteous ignorance, in need of a good calm conversation.

First problem- he has 2 selfs. Not an unsaved self, and a new man in Christ – but a saved self-righteous self, then a newer, more “mature” saved self that can do the opposite of his first-saved self.

So since in his mind he has two different “selves” in Christ – if you really want to discern or evaluate the difference between the two this is what you need to do:

Think for yourself, and with an open bible. Ignore Award Shows, Sales, Crowds and men’s opinions.

Listen to his first four albums. Were Lecrae’s original teachings teaching you how to be self-righteous, or was He teaching you to follow Christ and love Him with your whole heart?

In his first four albums was he reaching you with self-righteous ignorance, or with holiness and revealing truth?

Whatever you decide, it’s clear that even he sees two different “self’s”. What is also clear is that both versions of Lecrae can’t be right. One has to be in truth, and the other has to be in error.

If what he was doing before was nothing but self-righteous ignorance, then make a decision to repent for supporting it. Self-righteousness is filthy, unfruitful, and it makes those that follow it twice-as-hell bound as the hypocrites that do it (Matthew 23:15). If you supported it or followed it, you were or are headed to destruction, if it was self-righteous hypocrisy.

If its not – then what is he doing now?

If he is so clearly contradicting with his current actions the message of holiness and authentic evangelism in his first four or five albums, what does that say to you? Now that he has “matured” into doing the opposite of what he said in his first four albums, what decision do you make? If he can partner with unbelievers when the bible clearly says don’t fellowship in ministry with unbelievers (2 Corinthians 6), which self is correct?

What does that say to young Christians who don’t know any better, and don’t know their bible yet? What kind of example is he setting to the 13 year old who is inspired by his talent level? Should we all avoid holiness and try our best to get our message watered down and approved by unbelievers?

Do we all get to graduate from sanctification (being separate from the world’s false ministries and ways) one day?

Or is it only if we are really talented that we get to dive back into babylon (the world’s ways and ministries) without consequences?

These are important things to think about, and the spiritual influence of yet another generation is at stake.

Whatever you decide to think about this issue, make sure it’s cool with GOD, not with facebook; make sure its based on the bible, not twitter followers, internet interviews and album sales.

More things to think about:

Believe it or not, there are multi-generational spiritual consequences to substituting holiness for mixture. Ask any famous “gospel music family.” The devil gives you what you don’t need so that he can steal what you already have, only if you let him lie and tell you that God is not enough. The talent that God gave you plus the Word of God and Holy Spirit is more than enough for you to evangelize and disciple and change the world. The “fruit” of disobedience is always spiritual destruction, even if it starts out with fame and takes 30 years for the blood on your hands to show up.

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. 7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. 8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

Consequences of “Maturing” into Disobedience:

Revelations 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Don’t You Know that Friendship with The World is Enmity with God, and that the Holy Ghost zealously desires to possess ALL of your souls, more and more… not less and less? :

James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

People don’t want to understand the error of Balaam, even though it’s mentioned several times in the 1st and 2nd testament. Balaam said everything correctly, and even prophesied about Jesus thousands of years before Jesus came. Yet Balaam was STILL a false prophet not because of what he SAID, but because of who he partnered with, and how his wicked partnership used him to learn how to put a stumbling-block before God’s people.

Read Numbers 22, Jude, 1 Peter, and Revelations 2.

People love counterfeit evangelism because they reject the Holy Ghost, who gives you the power to Be a WITNESS A.k.a Living Martyr. i.e. real evangelist… so they water down (corrupt) the gospel to spread their influence, and call it evangelism.

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

If grace builds you up and makes you sanctified (set apart from the world), why do people use grace to justify themselves doing whatever they want?

Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

Know this: No matter how young or old you are, there is infinitely more spiritual fruit and “fruit that remains” in obedience than there is in clever and talented disobedience. God is not mocked.

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.

Finally, can anyone show me an example in the Word of God where Jesus partnered with the workers of iniquity to spread the message of the Kingdom of God?