NFL Player Benjamin Watson takes the LORD’s SIDE with a balanced heartfelt Christ Focused view

Media hypocrites love to hear a one-sided take to generate entertainment and controversy… But people that speak for the Lord bring a 2 edged sword that cuts both ways and causes both sides to repent. But when you take the Lords side and present Jesus as the solution all the sudden there’s “technical issues…” (Notice the anchor wasn’t trying to cut him off, but the studio cut him off anyway.)

He says “It’s a SIN problem, not a SKIN problem.”
He takes the Lord’s side not the black side, the white side, the conservative side, or the liberal side.

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At some point while I was playing or preparing to play Monday Night Football, the news broke about the Ferguson Decision. After trying to figure out how I felt, I decided to write it down. Here are my thoughts:

I’M ANGRY because the stories of injustice that have been passed down for generations seem to be continuing before our very eyes.

I’M FRUSTRATED, because pop culture, music and movies glorify these types of police citizen altercations and promote an invincible attitude that continues to get young men killed in real life, away from safety movie sets and music studios.

I’M FEARFUL because in the back of my mind I know that although I’m a law abiding citizen I could still be looked upon as a “threat” to those who don’t know me. So I will continue to have to go the extra mile to earn the benefit of the doubt.

I’M EMBARRASSED because the looting, violent protests, and law breaking only confirm, and in the minds of many, validate, the stereotypes and thus the inferior treatment.

I’M SAD, because another young life was lost from his family, the racial divide has widened, a community is in shambles, accusations, insensitivity hurt and hatred are boiling over, and we may never know the truth about what happened that day.

I’M SYMPATHETIC, because I wasn’t there so I don’t know exactly what happened. Maybe Darren Wilson acted within his rights and duty as an officer of the law and killed Michael Brown in self defense like any of us would in the circumstance. Now he has to fear the backlash against himself and his loved ones when he was only doing his job. What a horrible thing to endure. OR maybe he provoked Michael and ignited the series of events that led to him eventually murdering the young man to prove a point.

I’M OFFENDED, because of the insulting comments I’ve seen that are not only insensitive but dismissive to the painful experiences of others.

I’M CONFUSED, because I don’t know why it’s so hard to obey a policeman. You will not win!!! And I don’t know why some policeman abuse their power. Power is a responsibility, not a weapon to brandish and lord over the populace.

I’M INTROSPECTIVE, because sometimes I want to take “our” side without looking at the facts in situations like these. Sometimes I feel like it’s us against them. Sometimes I’m just as prejudiced as people I point fingers at. And that’s not right. How can I look at white skin and make assumptions but not want assumptions made about me? That’s not right.

I’M HOPELESS, because I’ve lived long enough to expect things like this to continue to happen. I’m not surprised and at some point my little children are going to inherit the weight of being a minority and all that it entails.

I’M HOPEFUL, because I know that while we still have race issues in America, we enjoy a much different normal than those of our parents and grandparents. I see it in my personal relationships with teammates, friends and mentors. And it’s a beautiful thing.

I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the problem is not a SKIN problem, it is a SIN problem. SIN is the reason we rebel against authority. SIN is the reason we abuse our authority. SIN is the reason we are racist, prejudiced and lie to cover for our own. SIN is the reason we riot, loot and burn. BUT I’M ENCOURAGED because God has provided a solution for sin through the his son Jesus and with it, a transformed heart and mind. One that’s capable of looking past the outward and seeing what’s truly important in every human being. The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It’s the Gospel. So, finally, I’M ENCOURAGED because the Gospel gives mankind hope.

Football Causes Long Term Brain Damage – the NFL Story

League of Denial

Watch this movie and share… Racism, Sexism, Oppression, Big Business, Lying Lawyers, Feuding Scientists…. It’s All In there!

http://video.pbs.org/video/2365093675/

Replacement Refs in the Church: Babies and Wolves

Maybe we have replacement refs in our national religion so that God can show us how we look when we put baby Christians in charge that cant discern between good & evil… Theres replacement refs all over the church right now! #cantcallit

Hebrews 5:14 google it

Intercessors are from Above | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 17 –

Intercessors are From Above

Believers, we have to know our identity as intercessors and priests. Too often we think we are on the bottom, looking up, when we pray for people, praying for cities, and nations. We have to know that in Christ, we already have all the authority. We pray over these things from uptop.

Let’s look at the first intercessor, Abraham:

22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. 23 And Abraham drew near , and said , Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? 24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? 25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?  Genesis 18

“Abraham stood yet before the Lord.” He was standing between God and the city of Sodom. Was he praying for the city with a victim’s or beggars’s menality? No – he knew He had authority with God, because he was God’s friend. He wasn’t under the city of Sodom, he was above the city of Sodom, talking and bargaining with God on their behalf.

Let’s look at the greatest intercessor – Jesus.

25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7

Jesus ever lives to make intercession. He is the greatest Intercessor. Jesus is in Heaven, and He is an intercessor. Jesus is from above. He saves people and lifts them up to His level.

Yesterday I heard a preacher on the radio (Dr. Tony Evans) share an illustration about people of the Kingdom being as referees, sent from the NFL office. He said referees are not to play for the fighting teams, but to officiate according to the rulebook of the NFL.  He said so many Christians choose to take sides (Democrat or Republican, Black or White, etc…) instead of concentrating on our kingdom identity above the issues on the field.

I loved that analogy, but I want to take it further… We are referees, and we get to call the fouls! We get to hand out the penalties according to the Kingdom rule book, the Bible. We decide who wins according to the rule book. Referees are not in the game or under the game, they are over the game. My main point is that as a citizen of the kingdom, we are spiritually above the world, not under the world, or in the world.

We live on earth, and we humble ourselves physically and socially to be servants. But what we do and say actually works on a higher level. What we bind on earth, is bound in heaven (the atmosphere). What we loose on earth, is loosed in heaven. We can bind the enemy with our praise. We declare who wins and who loses in the earth. We execute God’s judgements, forgive sins, and spread His mercy and glory and victory by faith.

We do this in agreement with God’s Word and with each other. That is why a full revelation of the Word of God, and full Unity in the Body of Christ is so important. Because we are on top – we intercede from above! We don’t beg earthly authorites for mercy and grace; we stand between them and God, declaring and conversating with God on what He will allow them to do. When our obedience is fulfilled, God can revenge all disobedience (2 Corinthians 10:6). This is why full repentance and turning of our hearts to God is so important. God allows us to execute judgements on satan when satan is not inside of us (John 14:30).

5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute upon them the judgment written : this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD. Psalms 149

Execute Judgements as an Intercessor from Above!

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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:

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