Why Did it take a Sport Columnist to Say what a Preacher should be saying?

“Criticizing Jay-Zesus is a sin in the black community. He’s been approved by our President. Jay-Z’s wealth, to some, means he can do no wrong.” – Jason Whitlock

“Jay-Z’s success and his exalted status in the black community speak to the power of our self-hatred, delusional ignorance and unwillingness to learn from our history.

There’s always been a comfy bed, a pretty belly-warmer and a bright spotlight at the big house for the black performer willing to entertain the masses with n*gga tales.”  – Jason Whitlock

“Jay-Z is not slang for Jesus. Hova is no one’s savior…. He’s highly compensated to spin catchy fairy tales that promote the self-destructive notion that the path out of black American poverty and into the American Dream is through the drug trade and criminality.

Our political system — on the right and left — is so bankrupt of ethics that President Obama has zero shame about embracing the king of black-denigration music.” – Jason Whitlock

“Jay-Z is the holy grail of n*gga rap, the proper name for the genre of music that made Shawn Carter one of our president’s best friends. Oh, I’m sure that’s upsetting and disconcerting for some of you to read. You’d prefer I label the Jigga Man a gangsta rapper. He isn’t. He’s a n*gga rapper. Listen to his music.

On the opening track of “Magna Carta”, a song dominated by Timberlake’s singing, Jay-Z pops in just enough to rattle off “n*gga” eight times. He’s perfected the art form of repeatedly saying the N-word over slickly produced musical beats while telling stories about fame, fortune, family and a former life of crime.” – Jason Whitlock

People that curse themselves as a “term of endearment” and “entertainment” have no authority when they cry about “injustice…” This is not because its wrong to have a right opinion, but because consistency is powerful, and hypocrisy is weak. If you support it, you are it. – SOSpression

STOP PARTAKING IN OTHER MEN’S SINS | Plus Shereena’s new Detroit Leadership Dream

STOP PARTAKING IN OTHER MEN’S SINS | Plus Shereena’s new Detroit Leadership Dream

 

Your REQUIREMENT of Responsibility, Sorrow, and Repentance

Responsibility in a Monarchy

In a monarchy, real people suffer or benefit from the actions of a king – but they are not responsible, because they are not the king, nor did they choose the king.

Responsibility in a Republic or Democracy

In a Republic, or a Democracy, people not only suffer or benefit from the actions of their elected leaders, but they are also responsible. Why are the citizens responsible? Because they vote, and  they give their authority to the actions of their government.

Yes, people are responsible before God for what they vote for and who they vote for. Why, because through voting, they are a partaker in the actions of their government.

Yes, part of Gods eternal judgment for you – if you live in a nation where you get to vote, is how you use your authority to run your country.

Does God care about the Affairs of Nations?

In this scripture God had replaced Saul as the King of Israel, but he still had punishment delivered to Israel and David because they had not atoned for the “bloody house of Saul” or the illegal murders he had committed.

Image2 Samuel 21

1Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.

2And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)

3Wherefore David said unto the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? and wherewith shall I make the atonement, that ye may bless the inheritance of the LORD?

God’s sense of justice is a lot more accurate than ours, even in the affairs of nations.

Acts 17

26And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

God sets times and boundaries for the habitations of nations. Contrary to what American Exceptionalism teaches – the Bible teaches that God gives nations boundaries.

Acts 9:15But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel.

The Apostle Paul’s specific call was to preach to Gentiles, government authorities, and to the people of Israel. Why would God specifically anoint Paul to preach to Kings if Political and Government authorities didn’t matter to God anymore?

How You Use Your Authority Matters to God – Its for your Life –  Not just for Elections

No, You don’t get to bury your head in the sand and avoid being political. God cares about Monarchies; He cares about Republics, and Democracies. If you use your authority to vote for a certain person or for a certain cause, you are connected with that person and that cause.

So if you voted for a President who’s first act was to fund the abortion and genocide of millions of black babies, or first proclamation was to declare June gay & lesbian transgendered month, then guess what you did… You funded the abortion of millions of black babies, and you helped declare the month of June to be gay, lesbian, transgender month in America. You need the blood of Jesus to wash you from that sin. You can get forgiveness, but you have to acknowledge your sin, and ask for forgiveness.

If you voted for a guy who violated the Constitution and invaded another country on false pretenses, then guess what you did? Ditto. You had a part to play in that.  You need the blood of Jesus to cleanse you of that sin.

If you continually vote for corrupt politicians, not only will your city be ruined, but you will give an account to God for your vote. Everybody wants to clown Kwame Kilpatrick, but hey… he apologized, repented, and he’s moving on.

Have you apologized repented, and asked God for forgiveness for voting for Kwame? If you voted for him, you need to do that, because you were a partaker in his sins. The same applies for any other corrupt politician in the history of Detroit. You know that’s a pretty deep rabbit hole. If you are in it, you need to get yourself out of it, spiritually.

LAY HANDS ON NO MAN SUDDENLY, DON’T BE A PARTAKER IN OTHER MEN’S SINS, KEEP YOURSELF PURE

1 Timothy 5:22

22Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.

When Kwame was campaigning for Mayor of Detroit, I could not support him or vote for him. Praise God for his humble soul now; I know he has repented and is very talented and probably doing good things. But back then I knew he was a talented actor and a phony leader. I saw him praying in churches acting humble, then on the radio talking about how much he loved JayZ. Yet I went to churches and saw men of God laying hands on him, prophesying over him, and calling him anointed. These types of pastors and spiritual leaders not only helped ruin the city of Detroit, but they also are all partakers of his sins. The Church is especially responsible, because Jesus already gave us all authority in heaven and in earth – but we have misused it.

Lay hands on no man suddenly, and be not a partaker in other men’s sins.

Have these pastors, leaders apologized to the city, repented, turned the other way, and asked God for forgiveness? Or do they just see their mistake as Kwame’s episode? I’m not saying you’re condemned. No condemnation! -) I know that’s our favorite half-scripture in the Bible. I’m just saying that we must acknowledge our sin to God and turn the other way.

partaker: to enter into fellowship, join one’s self to an associate, make one’s self a sharer or partner

When God showed me revelation on spiritual adultery in gospel music, I no longer play those songs or promote artists who are teaching spiritual whoredom to God’s people. When artists that I had promoted in the past changed and went into natural and spiritual adultery, I then went the other way and warned people in my sphere of influence how to make better choices.

When a preacher or spiritual leader that we have empowered falls into sin or error, we have to repent for being a partaker of their sins. Only then can we restore them in a spirit of meekness.

It’s great to restore your brethren with a spirit of meekness if they are overtaken in a fault… but what if you are a partaker in their sins because you have laid hands on them, promoted them, or voted for them?

Do you just “restore” them, as if you were innocent, or restored yourself… not realizing that you both need to repent? Are you just going to move on, thinking that you are moving forward? No you’re not moving forward. We are just going around and around in the same downward spiral.

That’s why there are the same sins, scandals, and corruptions over and over again in every generation. People don’t even think that holiness or purity is possible anymore, because we as the Body of Christ have not followed Christ’s example yet.

No, we cannot gloss over sins and just move on, “keeping it positive.” No, we need to repent first, so that you can give others a clear message to repent from! The Bible says that Godly sorrow leads to repentance. That means if there is no Godly sorrow, there is no repentance.

IF THERE IS NO GODLY SORROW, THERE IS NO REPENTANCE OR SALVATION

 

2 Corinthians 7 10For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 11For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

Godly sorrow is not glossing over and moving forward. In 2 Corinthians 7, God was speaking to Christians about their repentance, not sinners. Let’s look at the description of Godly Sorrow and Repentance for Christians in the New Testament:

Sorrow – grief, annoyance, sadness

Carefulness – haste, eagerness, diligence to change and do right
Clearing of yourselves – reasoned statement on how and why you act

Indignation – irritation, vexation, anger

Fear – terror, dread of what is wrong

Vehement Desire – longing, strong need for what’s right

Zeal – excitement, heat, fervor in spirit, pursuing, defending

Revenge – vengeance and punishment, not against people but against deception and principalities

Clear – pure, venerable, respectable, clean

That’s real repentance, and that’s when you have proved yourself to be clear of a matter. Imagine how different our churches, our cities, our nations would be if we didn’t just gloss over scandals, or look the other way, or just blame the person who did it. What if everyone who had partaken in the sins of a leader – by voting, laying hands on, or promoting them – actually understood that they were a partaker in his sins, and then went through the process of Godly sorrow and repentance?

I apologized to God for voting for and supporting President Bush. I didn’t know or take the time to research that after the initial conflict, he started unconstitutional wars and violated the Constitution with the Patriot Act. I will never vote for anyone remotely like him again. This is why I now support honest and consistent people like Ron Paul (who in the 3:20 mark in this video is known for not taking bribes) instead of Rick Santorum (who voted to fund Planned Parenthood) or Mitt Romney (Mitt flipping on abortion). Anyone who can comfortably flip flop and fluently talk out of both sides of their mouth – or anyone who can knowingly violate their integrity, then justify it as a win for the team is not worthy of leadership.

One of the first and foremost requirements for leaders in the OT and NT is that leaders don’t take bribes. Biblically, the leadership that we select reflects us. It is very telling to the situation in our nation that when God finally gives us a choice of a Christian, someone known for consistency, integrity, not taking bribes, and bringing back truth and accountability to government; evangelical Christians ignore him and try to decide between the Mormon and the Catholic.

This doesn’t mean that we can only vote for, support, promote, or lay hands on perfect people. It means that we need to take our authority seriously, hold people accountable, and fully repent whenever mistakes are made.

If Ron Paul doesn’t win, then at least I know that I didn’t give support to someone with no integrity. If Ron Paul is elected and then decides to break the law, or suddenly turns into the Anti-Christ, then I will hold him accountable. If he doesn’t change, I will repent, ask God for forgiveness and repent with Godly sorrow.

You are Responsible
I’m not concerned with simpleminded people that brag because they won an election, or a dispute, or a position… not realizing they just hung themselves spiritually. What are you really winning? If you won by supporting what’s wrong, you are just winning judgment on yourself! I’d rather lose temporarily and be right in heaven than win wrong now, because truth always comes out on top. God’s judgment is very REAL. It’s real right now, and it’s real in eternity. Realize that you are responsible and accountable for what you vote for, elect, lay hands on, or promote!

People that just bury their head in the sand and refuse to fight are accountable too. Is there not a cause? David came to the battlefield to fight Goliath for the kingdom of God (1 Samuel 17). Children are dying, and you want to hide?

We can’t give up on seeing the Lord’s harvest and the Righteous change that God wants to bring to the world. Part of righteousness is being a father to the poor, and searching out causes that you don’t even know yet.

Job 29 16I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out. 17And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.

So while we are ignoring the signs of the times and the quarterly scandals that plague the Body of Christ, there is a generation being hardened and vaccinated against the truth. Just like vaccines inject people with a watered down weakened version of a virus in hopes that they become immune to the real thing – satan is doing the same thing against the truth. He’s making sure people get the hypocritical weak and watered down version of Christianity, so their soul can be immune to the real thing.

While we support leaders with no integrity and then act like we aren’t responsible – the city, the nation, and the children suffer for it.

If you vote for someone, or promote someone, or lay hands on someone – hold them accountable! You will be judged for what they do, because you will be a partaker of their sins.

Lay hands on no man suddenly, be not a partaker of other men’s sins, keep thyself pure. 1 Timothy 5:22

Detroit Leadership Dream

For those of you that read Killing Idols For REVIVAL: A Behind the Scenes Look at 9 Enemies of God’s Harvest, you are familiar with the pattern of supernatural dreams and teachings that God used to show us how to defeat over 9 principalities and strongholds that inhibit revival and the 3rd Great Awakening in America.

We’ve got a surprise for you! I initially wrote this message out on Monday of this week. Noone saw it but me. Thursday, my wife had a dream… When she told me about it, I thought it was fitting. Come back later, and Lord willing, it will be posted right here:

3-8-12

I dreamed I took a bus to a fashion show with lots of people I knew from college. The fashion show was being held at a large building in Detroit. When we arrived, I and a few others went inside to get information before everyone else loaded off of the bus. When we went in the owner said the show had been cancelled. The owner was a prominent black business man in Detroit, who also claimed to be a strong Christian.

When he said the show was cancelled I commented that I was not coming to anymore events at the building because that was the second time an event I was going to attend had been cancelled. When the owner heard me say that he replied “just pray for me, I don’t even know how I am going to eat tonight”. Although the owner of the building looked and acted wealthy, he was actually very poor and was in a lot of debt with the property he owned, and did not even have enough cash to eat that night. The fashion show had been cancelled because the owner did not have the money.

The owner allowed his building to be used for Christian and secular events, whoever could pay were allowed to rent space in his building. When he said ‘just pray for me’ I took it serious and really went to lay hands on and pray for him. But before I prayed, I asked him sarcastically, “we had TheCall here and we prayed for 24 hours, did you come?” as if to say, if prayer is so important to you, why didn’t you come to TheCall. He did not answer…I laid hands on him and began to pray.

He started kissing my cheek, trying to seduce me and distract me from praying for him, but I ignored him and he stopped and I began to pray and see in the spirit. I prayed not for his finances, but that God would give him an obedient heart, and bless him to submit to God and do God’s will. As I was praying the large group I came with, came in off the bus. The room became filled with the many people off the bus and many leaders and pastors in Detroit. I stopped praying for the owner of the building and began to pray and speak over the whole room to all the leaders and pastors.

As I was praying and speaking, a lesbian couple came up and stood in front of me and started kissing. The one facing me was looking directly at me while kissing her partner. They were doing this trying to intimidate me with their homosexuality, as if I would not speak the truth for fear of offending them. The homosexual spirit in the women was familiar with the pastors, the lesbians kissed standing in front of me, but everyone could see them and not one of the pastors corrected them or said anything against them; it was as if it was a common thing. I could sense that the pastors did not like it, but they would not correct it either. I continued to speak and pray and the Lord began to speak through me and I walked towards the front where all the pastors and leaders were seated before the people.

The Lord spoke through me and said something like “until My work becomes your work it won’t work” or “until My will becomes your will it won’t work”. God was saying that nothing they try will work until they begin doing His will and His work. God was moving against them. That is why the owner of the building was falling into poverty, because God was moving against his works because he was not doing, nor was he concerned with God’s will.

I woke myself from the dream, because I was literally saying aloud in my sleep “it won’t work, it won’t work, it won’t work”.

Partial Interpretation Points

Much of the dream is self-explanatory, but here are a few potential points:

– Young people from college coming for a fashion show may represent a younger generation seeking to be clothed with righteousness, or a young generation coming to church for the wrong motives

– The pastor trying to seduce to stop the prayer could represent the seducing doctrine of the Nicolaitans or Jezebel

– The lesbians trying to distract the messenger and the pastors accepting it, could represent a feminine leadership style that appeals to the flesh of women

Read Killing Idols For REVIVAL and find out how to help bring repentance and revival to your city.