Blessings on Ishmael | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 5 –

Blessings on Ishmael

A lot of unfortunately ignorant pastors, right wing watchers, and muslim imams are speaking against The Call, saying its divisive because we are doing something against muslims. We are not against muslims, we are for muslims being saved from sin by Jesus Christ and stepping into their full blessing and calling as the sons of Abraham!

God told Abraham that He would bless all the nations of the earth through His family. That includes not only Isaac – but Ishmael. It includes not only Jacob – but Esau! It includes Jews and Gentiles, and every nation of the earth.

Jesus Christ is the seed of Abraham that God uses to bless every people group of the earth. Instead of keeping a bunch of religious laws, we get to trust in the fact that Jesus hung on a tree for us and took our punishment as the lamb of God. That is part of the blessing of Abraham that is for everyone!

13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written , Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3

I was preaching the gospel earlier this week, I had a couple of conversations with some very religious people. One was into Sikkhism – he worked for his church, tried to do right, and everything, but he knew he wasn’t clean from all his sins, and he was just hoping that he was good enough for his god to let him in. Another group was Muslim – they didn’t even know if they were going to heaven, or what level of they were going into, but they were very devout.

Jesus came to give you The Way! He is the only guaranteed Truth, and Life. No one gets to the Father but by Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is a True Prophet, and this is what He said. So that makes Him more than a Prophet. If this wasn’t true, that would make Him a false Prophet.

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way *, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. – Jesus Christ (John 14:6)

The Blessing of Ishmael

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee : Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful , and will multiply him exceedingly *; twelve *princes shall he beget , and I will make him a great nation. Genesis 17

Even though God brought the Messiah Jesus Christ through Isaac, Jacob, and the Jews – God put a special blessing on the sons of Ishmael.  Twelve princes, (national leadership), and a great people group. Many of the muslim nations consist of the sons of Ishmael. They are blessed.

But a much greater Eternal blessing is coming when they come to salvation through Christ and get rid of their dependence on the false prophet Muhammed. Jesus Christ is the only offering of sinless blood that can wash away the sins of Ishmael, Esau, Israel, and every other nation of the earth.

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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– Read Killing Idols For REVIVAL – help God destroy false idols and set people free to worship Jesus Christ.

BET’s The Game

Romans 1:28-32

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

I have only seen one full episode of The Game, but that was enough for me. I have since learned that a main theme and element of this show is to make God and the bible a joke and a mockery. In the episode that I saw, one of the football players pretended to be a born again Christian in order to impress a coach in the NFL. He went as far as hosting a bible study in his home, inviting the man he wanted to impress and actually reading from Psalms 119. It was all a big joke, he had no reverence for God or the bible, and he was only using it as a device to get what he wanted.

Recently I found out that three of the NFL characters on the show have nick named themselves the father, son and holy ghost. This is blasphemy, irreverence in word or deed toward God, and the name of God(http://www.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T971).

God takes blasphemy and using His name in vain very seriously

Taking God’s name in vain:

Exodus 20:7 (King James Version) 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Deuteronomy 5:11 (King James Version)11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Blasphemy:

2 Timothy 3:1-5  (King James Version)

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

James 2:6-7 (King James Version)

6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? 7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

The Holiness and power of the name of God and Jesus Christ:

Luke 1:49-50 (King James Version) 49For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy (reserved from profane or common use) is his name. 50And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

Philippians 2:9-11 (King James Version)

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The world hates God. The systems and kingdoms of the world are set against God. And friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God (James 4:4). Since there were so many blasphemous references to God and the Holy Spirit throughout this show I decided to do some research. It seemed that this was very intentional and purposeful. What did I find from a simple internet search? The creator and producer of The Game is a devout Muslim (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mara_Brock_Akil).

Muslims do not believe that Jesus was the son of God, so they would have no problem disrespecting Jesus Christ the Holy Ghost or the God of Christians.

Entertainment as a Vaccine against True Faith (sospression)

When I saw a few minutes of “The Game” at a friends house… INSTANTLY the Holy Spirit showed me what it was doing. It was like a spiritual “vaccine.” A vaccine is a weakened version of something that is powerful and infectious. You get injected with a vaccine in order to strengthen your immune system against the real thing. Most entertainment in today’s time contains several “vaccines” against true Christianity. They mock Christians, display hypocrisy, and make everything related to God into a joke.

Just take an inventory in your mind of all the books you read in high school, the most popular tv shows, and movies. What percentage of them displays Christianity as all about hypocrisy, or just a silly joke? Satan does this with the intent of making the hearts of men immune to the true fire of God. This show, “The Game” is no different , but it’s really going overboard. However, God’s power is so great, that when His true fire comes, there is no stopping Him from capturing your soul, no matter how many vaccines you have taken by television, radio, movies, etc… In the same way, once your soul has been truly captured by God, you will have no tolerance for the blasphemies and disrespect of this world for God. It’s impossible to be a friend of the world and a friend of God at the same time. So examine yourselves, and see if you are really in the faith.

Turn the Tables?

How would muslims respond if allah and the quran were being mocked on television? How have we responded as Christians? God is being mocked and blasphemed on television and mainstream culture more and more. And it will get worse as the times we live in become increasingly evil and the hearts of men grow cold (Matt. 24:12). But we as Christians should not willingly participate or be entertained by it.

I officially call for a boycott of “The Game” and against BET. BET sends a double message, they have the BET gospel music awards, and a blasphemous show like “The Game”? They have Sunday morning Christian programming and air a show where a player is allowed to call himself the holy ghost? TURN OFF THE GAME, TURN OFF BET.

Don’t get me wrong, The Game is NOT the first television show to mock God. The Simpson’s continually mocked God, Conan O’Brian, South Park, the movie Friday, and Tyler Perry, yes I said it, Tyler Perry. These are only a few .

And for those reading who may watch The Game you may say, “That’s them, I only watch the show”, but God will not hold anyone guiltless who take pleasure in and are entertained by unrighteousness (Romans 1:32). Please understand, I myself have had to repent for being entertained by unrighteousness, I laughed at movies and television shows that negatively or jokingly referenced God, the bible or God’s people. Therefore we have to repent, and TURN AWAY from the sinful, blasphemous ways and entertainment of the world.

Do you realize that we are called to forsake ALL to follow Christ? If you are not ready to fight and die for the cause of Christ, you are not worthy of Him. If you are not willing to forsake family members for the cause of Christ you are not worthy of Him. If you are not willing to give all that you have to follow Him, you are not worthy of Him. If you are not willing to stop watching a television show that mocks Him, you are not worthy of Him (Matthew 10:36-38, 1 John 2:15-16).

IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN AND WATCH THE GAME, REPENT AND STOP

IF YOU KNOW A CHRISTIAN WHO WATCHES THE GAME, SEND THEM THIS ARTICLE AND ASK THEM TO STOP

Mail a letter to BET requesting that The Game be taken off the air, or that BET issue a formal letter of apology for the mocking themes and comments against God in The Game, and that it will no longer be allowed.

Mail Letter to:

BET Interactive

General Inquiries

1235 W Street, NE

Washington, D.C. 20018-1211

Or call

202-608-2000 or 212-258-1000

– Read the book that equips you to confront 9 different principalities in today’s culture that delay revival and the 2nd coming of Christ – Killing Idols For REVIVAL.