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.

Don’t Light a Whorehouse when God is Building a LightHOUSE

Part1: Being Married to Christ in a Day of Spiritual Prostitutes – here.

Please Note: this writing uses examples to express truth about the necessity of holiness in ministry. I am in no way saying that its wrong to preach the gospel to prostitutes or shine the light in dark places. I am saying it is wrong to come into agreement with darkness in order to try and shine the light into it:

2 Corinthians 6
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

This is adapted from a letter I sent to a friend who is “shining the light” in the music industry, but struggling to stay lit:

“I understand your desire to shine light in the dark places. But in the Bible the Lord has shown so much in about what He requires from His ministries. Satan is so skilled at corrupting God’s servants, especially in music, so I know its hard for you. God’s solution for the challenges you are facing is holiness, which means being set apart to serve him in your spiritual work. I’m sure you know this, but in the Kingdom of God, his Levites are called to be employed in the work of worshipping Him day and night. Music is a special calling that requires holiness. It’s something that can shine light, but it’s not necessary to separate from God’s Ministry to evangelize.

I’ll try to my best to explain it like this:

WIFE/PROSTITUTE

1a. If my wife wants to help me bring income to the family, the job I don’t want her to get is one of a prostitute.

1b. When you use your ministry gift to bring profit to a concert or organization that has a mission against the Kingdom, it advances the enemy even if you shine a light while you’re there.

CHURCH/INDUSTRY

2a. If I want children and my wife thinks she can’t have any, it’s not a good decision for me to try to get children by my mistress (like Abraham).

2b. In the same way, the music industry is a whore, and the church is the bride. We have to build up the Bride, not try to give God children by the whore. Artists see themselves as shining the light in dark places, but the devil is manipulating them to make the gospel ineffective. They don’t have the same perspective as the leader of the organization – so they miss the real effect of what they do.

I know there are not a lot of churches that can even support your gift, or even have the heart to let you flourish in your calling… but God is raising them up in our generation if we can only believe and not settle for anything less. You’ve got to sanctify your ministry gift for the church of Jesus Christ exclusively. God can build something better than the music industry for us if we believe and work accordingly.

CONTROLLER/CONTRIBUTOR

3a. It’s kind of like if you were just a singer, not a writer. Imagine if you were just a singer, and you had no writing ability. You sing songs, and your voice is great, and you smile… so you think you are shining a light. But whoever controls the lyrics has the real power of the message, and most of the power and effect in reality. You are contributing your “light,” but the controller makes it dark anyway.

3b. It’s a similar situation in ministry. Just because you say something good is not enough. If you say it within the wrong organizational mission and bottom line, it becomes void of power, and eventually will be corrupted by satan. So if you “shine the light” at a Slum Village concert, satan still gets the glory and the profit and the souls from the concert. You are contributing your “light”, but the controller makes it dark.

The bible says satan comes immediately to steal the words that are sown. So the people that heard your good word in satan’s house – satan came immediately to water it down, resist it, and tell them that they didn’t really have to repent from sin, obey Christ and join God’s Bride in love. This is why God commands holiness and separation from the world in ministry, because it’s more effective – even in evangelism. God is not just about “shining a light” he’s about building a “light house” under His control.

I hope you understand bro, I know this is long but please let me know what you think… please know that I am telling you this because you are much much too precious to God. I know you’ve been thru a lot, but realize God ALWAYS rewards double when you suffer in Him. Don’t let the devil deceive you at all, you have the power in God. The devil has nothing for you, and you don’t need his industry to succeed in your purpose.

Last thought: Imagine if every Christian in the music industry (shining the light and struggling to stay a light, then becoming darkness themselves)… decided that they were going to leave the industry and start a MINISTRY that honored God with music AND teaching, and created their own business where they didn’t have to join in agreements with satan’s deceivers. All the talent and the glory of God would attract people out of the secular concerts into the House of Prayer. We wouldn’t have to go sing on stage for Slum Village because the people would be joining us instead of them.

That’s exactly what God needs in our generation! We need a generation that will seek His face in holiness and we need you to lead by example!”

Being Married to Christ in the Day of Talented Spiritual Prostitutes: How the Lamb’s Wife Behaves Herself

Being Married to Christ in the day of Talented Spiritual Prostitutes :
aka How the Lambs Wife Behaves Herself

The sorcerer can do powerful miracles, a Buddhist can be kind and very loving, and a Muslim can say very wise things.

Powerful miracles, loving kindness, and wise sayings can be used to glorify God. But those things without the context of a faithful covenant with Jesus Christ are actually spiritually worthless, and probably harmful.

What separates the kingdom of God and Christianity from being “A” way into being “THE” way is this:

An exclusive covenant relationship with the living speaking God through the blood sacrifice and grace of Jesus Christ.

A true Christian doesn’t put his faith in the pigpen of other religions competing for slop.

A true Christian is not the one trying to be down and fit in like life is a permanent high school popularity contest. A true Christian is in the “in crowd” of Heaven, and growing the crowd with true leadership.

A true Christian is not like the kid trying to get a date. A true Christian is the one married to Christ already.
There are two spiritual states: in covenant with Christ or deceived in sin. Christ is not in competition with other gods for relevance. All other idols are nothing, but they represent devils (1 Cor 8:4, 1 Cor 10:19-26). A true Christian understands this and lives accordingly, teaching truth and showing love from a position of authority and with spiritual power.

A true Christian doesn’t compromise and make unGodly covenants with unbelievers to get fake conversions and publicity or exposure.

A true Christian that knows who their God really is represents God with holiness, repentance, power, and exclusive love.

POWER

Daniel 11:32 the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

– Those that know their God will be strong and do exploits. Knowing God gives you a position of strength.

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REPENTANCE

Acts 17: 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent.

– Those following and imitating God are also commanding men everywhere to repent, and turning people’s hearts to Him.

EXCLUSIVE COVENANT

Hosea 2: 16 And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt call me Ishi (Husband); and shalt call me no more Baali (Lord).

– Those in covenant with God know that their relationship is an exclusive spiritual partnership

– Also see 2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

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MUSIC and Culture

When you make the switch from:

A believer who speaks the language of hip hop
To:
A hip hop guy that pays homage to idolatry but happens to be a Christian

You have made the subtle switch from biblical Christianity to apostate confusion. Substitute hip hop for any culture or subculture, and this is still true.

Your fruit is ruined even if you still “quote scriptures, do miracles, and say nice things.” Why? Because you’re not representing God for who He really is. You’re not representing POWER, REPENTANCE, or EXCLUSIVE COVENANT.

Why would you switch from hip-hop being an option within Christ to making Christ an option within hip-hop (or any culture, for that matter)? When you know God, you know what your spiritual last name is. The last name is the name of authority; it’s the name that’s passed on. If you’re really married to Christ, you’re not trying to hyphenate his last name. It’s Christ. No hyphenations. God’s kingdom takes preeminence permanently. It’s an EXCLUSIVE COVENANT.

Like a wife who doesn’t want to take her husband’s last name all the way, you want a way out. You want to leave an open door to keep your old identity. You want to keep remembrance of your old identity, because you don’t really want to change it anyway. You want to make divorce easier, so your covenant probably isn’t really real to begin with.

If you prepare for divorce, is your covenant real?

Hebrews 11 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

People that are mindful to keep the identity of where they came from have an opportunity to return. But people that don’t look back to their old identity prove that they are looking for heaven, therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God. If you are not ashamed, but God is ashamed, what’s more important?

SPEAKING and Work

When you make the switch from preacher of righteousness to a motivational speaker that just happens to be in church on Sunday, you have switched into apostasy. That is, unless you: show exclusivity to Christ, (not putting Him in a bidding war with the other options) demand repentance, and exalt His name higher than your name as in a marriage.

When you refuse to be labeled as a Christian, you are effectively trying to divorce God by refusing to be associated exclusively with His Bride. When you place Christ besides other options, you effectively cheapen the gospel.

Let’s say America names you the greatest preacher, and decides to publicize you, get advice from you, and put you on a pedestal. Your job is to show that you are married to Christ, with his last name superseding yours (EXCLUSIVE COVENANT). Your job is also to show that He is your provider – you don’t need them to provide for you (POWER). Your job is also to make sure that they know that He commands them to repent and commit themselves to Him exclusively as well (REPENTANCE).

Let’s say you are invited to pray for the Presidential Inauguration. Your job is not to make the nation comfortable and say “everyone pray in the name of their god, while I pray in Jesus name.” You don’t get to take a day off from commanding men everywhere to repent. Your job is to say thru your prayer that there is only One God, and Jesus is the way. This shows that you don’t need the power, money, fame or platform that the President gave you, because God is your Provider. That shows Gods power. Your exclusive commitment portrays God for who He really is and accurately reflects what he requires from Believers. The true God is not an option on a buffet line, so to sell Him short is apostasy. If the President is a different religion, and you change your ministry to fit his religion instead of command repentance, that’s a violation of covenant, and getting benefits from it is spiritual prostitution.

Let’s say one day America names you the greatest Christian rapper. Your job is not to try your best to fit in and present Christ as the best option while you marry the hip hop culture. Your job is to present hip-hop as optional while you marry Christ. It’s to represent exclusivity to Christ. You need to sign no covenants or contracts with unbelievers, you don’t need their acceptance even if they gave it to you. You still command men to repent. Your job is not to distance yourself from the niche market formerly known as the bride of Christ.

But a Muslim doesn’t have to call himself a Muslim rapper? Why do I have to distinguish myself in Christ?

Covenant with the Creator thru Jesus Christ is Christianity. Other religions don’t compete with Jesus, they compete with each other as a whole league of invalid deceptions to distract from Jesus. The reason they don’t have to be exclusive is because they are all the same – sin and deception.

If you don’t know the difference in spiritual status between Islam and Christianity, are you really a Christian? Just the fact that you asked that question is a reason for you to examine yourself and see if you are in the faith. Are you even a believer? Islam is just a religion. Christianity is representing Jesus Christ with POWER, COMMANDING REPENTANCE, and in EXCLUSIVE COVENANT.

What if America names you the best Christian plumber? Do you have to write Jesus on all your pipes?

Here it goes! That mismatched metaphor from 1989 that just will not die. Well here’s the silver bullet:

Plumbing is not preaching. Plumbing is working with your hands. Preaching is a form of expressing convictions and beliefs. Music is opens up emotions to express affection, commitment, and devotion; i.e. worship. Music is a spiritual thing. Preaching is a spiritual thing. Plumbing is not. Plumbing and preaching are not equal. Music and plumbing are not equal.

If you are a Christian plumber and someone asked you what your testimony is, you tell them. If it’s true to Christ, it will probably show POWER, COMMAND REPENTANCE, AND SHOW EXCLUSIVE COVENANT.

If you are a preacher and someone asked you your testimony… How is your testimony true if it is opposite of what you preach?

If you’re preaching is not exclusively for Jesus Christ, is not married to Jesus Christ – and your worship is not exclusively for Jesus Christ and not married to Jesus Christ – then what testimony are you going to give them? Are you going to give them a testimony that is opposite of what you are actually doing?

If you make a decision to be a preacher or a decision to be a worshipper you’re making a spiritual decision. This is not a decision to make tents or do plumbing.

Paul demonstrated the professions of a Christian. He did not make idols for Diana or Zeus on the side. He did not supplement his ministry with a career that had spiritual influence against his ministry.

He worked with tents, inanimate objects with no spiritually negative influence. He supplemented his ministry with income from working with his hands to demonstrate and lead by example.

BiSpirituals claim to be doing the works of Paul, but Paul demonstrated exclusivity to Christ, marriage to Christ. Paul also commanded men everywhere to repent, and Paul did not need provision from work in idolatry.

BiSpirituals say they are like just Paul, being all things to all men… But what was Paul to idolaters? He was a punching bag and a rock target. Paul’s ministry was against the worshippers of Diana. Paul decimated their profits with his ministry, so their trade union got together to try to kill him. What is your ministry doing to the idolatrous professions of our time? Paul got beaten and persecuted by idolaters. That’s called taking up your cross. He did not partner with them to make some extra cash or spread his “gospel”, because that would’ve perverted “the Gospel”. (See Acts 19).

No, Paul didn’t write “Jesus” on all his tents, but he bore the reproach of standing for Christ exclusively in his ministry. He did not partner with idolatry to make his ministry bigger. If he used his speaking gift to sell his tents door to door, or made a musical jingle as a commercial to sell his tents, would that be sin? I doubt it. Tents are not idolatry. If he did the same thing for the temple of Diana, it would be sin.

People that use this “Christian Plumber” metaphor as an excuse for compromise – the Bible defines them as fools.

As a parable in the mouth of fools so the legs of the lame not equal. Proverbs 26:7

ARE YOU MAD? No, but Yes.
I am not mad at spiritual prostitutes at all. Why? They just don’t know what they are doing. One of two things will eventually happen:

  1. Their secular pimps will put them out on the street, then they will return to their Father God, and he will accept them with open arms. We all were whores at some point, and when we are forgiven much, we can love much.
  2. Either that will happen or, they will fall in live with the acceptance and maybe the money their spiritual pimps provide, and die in their sin and destruction.

That’s between them and God.

What I am mad at is the fact that the Body of Christ accepts spiritual whoredom as if it was really ministry. We turn the prostitutes into heroes, and they don’t even repent. They use their sin as springboard marketing into a better career outside of the “niche market” formerly known as the bride of Christ.

People imitate what they see… so the corruption spreads to the little ones, it spreads to the next generation that may have actually wanted to worship him in spirit and in truth, but now have been corrupted through ignorance.

But what if they are representing Christ to the world?

No they are not. If I want to be a missionary to Brazil or Guatemala, I don’t go there honoring ancient Aztec and Inca idols. I go there, I learn and speak their language, I love them, and I represent Jesus Christ EXCLUSIVELY. I command them to REPENT. And I operate in the POWER of God. There’s a huge difference between “speaking someone’s language” and honoring their idolatry.

And if you are a native Brazilian ministering to Brazilians, and you choose honor your culture over Christ, are you really a Christian at all? If you honor cultural idols or popular protocols over Christ, are you really a Christian at all?

Jesus told you that you have to be willing to hate your own father or mother in order to follow Him, and you won’t even hate the idols of your culture?

Talented Prostitution

If my wife wants to help out the household by making some extra cash, one thing I DON’T want her to do is go and be a prostitute.

But what if she is talented enough? No. Why not? Last name. Exclusively mine, anyone that wants to defile that needs to repent.

But what if she is attractive enough? No. Because she is EXCLUSIVELY mine, I have the POWER to provide for her without prostitution income, and you need to repent for asking.

But what if people really like her and they want to put her on a pedestal? No.

How about she dance at this gentleman’s club? They won’t touch her and they’ll really pay a lot. No. She’s exclusively mine. We don’t need that money. Repent for thinking about it.

THIS IS THE LAMB’s WIFE!
The Lambs Wife is His alone, and one of the most tragic things going on right now is spiritual wolves playing games with the Lambs Wife, and defiling her by example. I’m using completely biblical language and translating it to today’s terms to address a problem that has been growing in the body of Christ for several generations.

This is not a debate or an intellectual argument. This is the Lamb’s Wife! She is to behave herself a certain way. We are just trying to get her ready for Jesus Christ’s return.

Next, part 2 Don’t Light a Whorehouse When God is Building a Lighthouse.