Corruption in the Pulpit

 

There are some corrupt pastors, leaders. These leaders have used their gift and calling that God has given them to use and abuse God’s sheep. At first yes they may have been doing the work of God but somewhere along the way they have been tempted to abuse their power and authority. These sheep are coming to these leaders in a vulnerable state and are expecting to be lead and fed the word of God. So the shepherd is using the word to manipulate and deceive to get what they want from the sheep. “Ok sheep, if you want the best grass inside this fence you must do everything I say.” The sheep are following the shepherd but the shepherd is deceiving them. The sheep depend on the shepherd because they are dumb, they don’t know much. They know when that staff comes out it’s time to pay attention. When the shepherd speaks he is speaking truth but the iniquities are not seen. They are being sent out with the word. Now the sheep are wondering how they ended up outside the fence. It’s because the shepherd was not doing his job of feeding and tending to God’s sheep. The shepherd had the sheep tending to him. It supposed to be the other way around. The other sheep are blind by the same shepherd. The Bible even gave the story of one sheep being lost and the shepherd leaving the flock looking for that one. Don’t you think that sheep is important. Ask yourself why isn’t the shepherd going after the sheep that walked away? The sheep look at that lost sheep and says, they’re crazy to leave this field. This place is nourishment, this place is where God is. We are getting the best food, the best care in the world. But it is all deception because the shepherd has fed the sheep deception, watered down food. But let’s get this right, there is a true shepherd and that is Jesus! Why am I coming for the leaders? I’m not! I’m coming for the sin! Leaders are seen in God’s eyes as murders, thieves, abusers, etc when they commit these crimes. These crimes may not be illegal in the world but they are illegal in the kingdom of God. They may not go to prison but they will go to hell along with the sheep that they are leading. These leaders steal the sheep money while the sheep are suffering. It forces the sheep to beg the shepherd for help, to depend on the shepherd. Which continues to keep them in a vulnerable state. The problem is the shepherds have begun to love themselves instead of Christ. Because Christ said if you love me, feed my sheep. Because these leaders have been in leadership for so long, they won’t confess their sins because of fear of judgement, losing sheep, and money to support the ministry. These leaders have dropped their cross and never picked it back up. They have given into their flesh. They continue to lead sheep astray with no protection or security at the gate. So the wolves come in and rest.

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.” John 10:1-5. Jesus then repeats himself, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door: by me if any manenter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

If the wolves are coming in Jesus is not at the door. If Jesus is not honoring the work and ministry of your leader you might want to look at your leader. These leaders are deceiving the people to make them believe they are still hearing from God. But this is the time for us to know God’s voice for ourselves and not depend solely on the leader. Because when the leader is speaking opposite what God spoke we will know. You have no excuse because God speaks to us individually.

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Seek Jesus before Satan seeks you!

Keep your eyes on the source and not the resources. When you keep your eyes on the source the resources will come. Scripture: seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added. Matthew 6:33. 2Chr 15:2 if you all seek him, He will be found with you. Even when Israel was without God, without a priest, and without the law, they turned to God, sought Him, and He was found by them. They sought Him with their whole heart and soul (15:12). He gave them rest (15:15). They entered into a covenant with God when they sought Him. Those that didn’t seek Him was put to death. God knows everything we need before we even ask. The problem is we are seeking Him for those needs instead of just seeking Him. As we walk with him after we have found him everything comes to us because He owns everything. We don’t have to go looking for our needs, just talk to him. Some think they can use God by calling on Him in a time of need. He’s not dumb and He’s definitely not immature. Going to a place that the world says represent Him is not enough. Yes it’s a place for like-minded to gather but it’s not what he considers relationship. We go to Him for our desires but ignore His desires. He desires for us to live a life pleasing to Him not us. If we delight ourselves in Him He will give us the desires of our heart.

If we become lazy or feel like we have arrived to a place where God can come find us or come to us because of how we carry ourselves, the scriptures we quote, the community service we do or even our weekly ritual of attending church, there is one who will seek you. Satan comes to seek! He comes to seek whom he may devour. Jesus seeks to. Save the lost. Be found by Jesus! Make yourself available to Him by letting Him see himself. Don’t let Satan see himself.

In these last days continue to seek God in everything because His wrath is falling on those who aren’t, those who are out of His shadow, His protection. We don’t know the day or the hour He comes so seek Him while He can be found and be found by Him. Seek Him by faith, not by works.

A Love Letter from God

I thank God I’m not where I used to be! But I’m grateful for where I used to be because it’s what brought me here! God is very strategic in everything he does! I’m so glad I held on through the fight. I’m so glad he didn’t allow me to fall too hard! I’m so grateful he dusted me off hugged me and told me just hold my hand, I’ll take you the rest of the way!

“You can cry but just continue to hold on! I promise if you don’t let go you will appreciate the path I took you on! You will understand why you couldn’t do what others are doing, why you couldn’t hang with others, why you felt lonely at times. It was all for my glory to shine through you! Believe me, it’s so worth it! And just in case you feel like you’re in it by yourself, my son already made your burdens light and I’m walking it with you!” Just whatever you do, don’t let go! Because where you go I will not go! But I will be here when you come back! Waiting to pick up right where we left off. Now don’t leave me waiting too long! I’m jealous, I will do what’s necessary to bring you back to me. I know things are tempting to sight but stay with me and there will be better. That thing you keep asking me for is coming but you’re too anxious! Just be patient! You think I’m gonna let you try and get it yourself when I already have it waiting for you? I said I will perform it! My word will fulfill its purpose. Just grab my hand!

Now, If you never return you will never know the love I have for you just for being you! You will never know what I have waiting for you at our next destination. I won’t be able to give you what’s already yours. It will sit and sit with no one to claim it.

In case you also forgot, I love you my beautiful bride and I will share you with no one! Not even your spouse! This is why I choose them for you. They must be right, filled with my love just like you so we will never part! I love you that much! I just want to make sure you don’t forget about me, my love for you, the price I paid for you! So it must be right! I will not give you nothing less than what’s rightfully yours. Because of all of the suffering you endured, you paid a price also! And I am one who knows what that feels like!”

Love,
YHWH

Does your joy have an expiration date?

Everything in life has expiration dates. If we haven’t realized that yet then it’s time to pay more attention. We all live in this flesh. The bible says the joy that we have the world can’t give it nor take it away. We’re so busy trying to fulfill our desires for happiness by getting our nails done, hair done, shopping for houses, cars, vacations, etc. They don’t last. Not unless you pay a lot of money to maintain it. The hairstyles don’t last that long. So you would have to spend more money to get your hair redone. But it’s a temporary joy, temporary satisfaction. It gives us a little bit of excitement, a bit of a high. Then it’s taken away from us. But then we have to go fulfill it again. But it’s a deception! Who is the prince of lies? Satan! He deceived Eve. So we’re just apart of his cycle. This is why a lot of us are committing suicide, depressed, and trying to fulfill a lifestyle of being rich and famous. But money doesn’t make you happy! It’s a temporary satisfaction. When you start with $0 in your bank account and you gain more money, temporary satisfaction, It has an expiration date. You have bills to take care of. And then comes “yes! I can finally get what I’ve been waiting to get”. This is also a temptation to get you back to feeling depressed because you give into every fleshly desire. But if you past this temptation….. If you are faithful over a few he will make you ruler over many.

Money should not be the center of your joy. When money comes nothing in you should change other than praising God of course. Remember your provider.

Everything that comes in your life has an assignment!

A lot of us will take the gift God gives us and spend it all and come back like “God I’m depressed, I’m sad, I need money, I need a house, job, car, etc”.
This is why we don’t depend on the things of this world, material things, emotional things. We must have our faith and trust in Jesus. When Jesus was tempted he always reverted back to the word of God. He didn’t depend on himself. He knew the power he possessed but it wasn’t time yet to exercise that power. The enemy wanted him and us to suffer longer than necessary, be disobedient. These material things sometimes makes us even more sad and depressed when we run out. It makes us want more and then we do what’s necessary to get more. Like work overtime. Which leads to neglecting of something else. This is why when you want God to do things for you like give you money, a spouse, house, car, etc. and he’s not doing it. It’s because we need to practice balance and discipline. You look for something to make you happier. But it’s not the outside, you have to find peace within yourself. When your joy and peace is on the inside of you the world can not take it away. You own it! It comes from God. So when we have it from our father nothing can take it away. No money, house, car, spouse, death, nothing. So think about why you are where you are now. Have you allowed something to control your joy? Think about why you have not progressed. You depend so much on the material things, worldly things. But God is the only one that can give you joy, love, and peace. That’s why a lot of people who struggle with adultery, gluttony, alcoholism, sexism, and any other sins continue in the sin because they aren’t using the right source. It’s not enough to just have what’s given they need more. If they seek within themselves they will see those things won’t fulfill the void. These things will only give them temporary happiness. It’s a hard thing to deal with. But this is a thing we have to choose daily. It’s because we are still in this world. Everyday choose where you will get your joy from! We depend on Facebook, IG, pictures, status updates, to give us joy. Likes to statuses. These are temporary satisfactions. This is why we wake up every morning and go directly to Facebook, tv, etc. We have made this the source of our joy. It’s DECEPTION!, THE ENEMY! He wants us to feel like it’s us. But it’s not. Find your true joy!

Same look, New Mind

A lot of us are concerned with how we look to the world. So we try to lose weight, change our look, change our hair, clothes, etc. But we are not seeking to change the right thing. We must go to the root. That is we must kill off everything connected to pleasing the flesh: sexual promiscuity, impurity, lust, doing whatever you feel like whenever you feel like it, and grabbing whatever attracts your fancy. Colossians 3:5 MSG. We can lose weight but have we dealt with our insecurities? Have we dealt with our lusting of food, gluttony? We can change our clothes to be more revealing but we will still struggle with rejection. It may even get as bad as us rejecting ourselves when we look in the mirror. This is why you see people like Little Kim changing their look. God does not require for you to lose weight but he does require for you to stop lusting after food, have control over your mind, make the right choices. God also does not require for you to change your attire to be more appealing but he does require for you to get rid of the spirit of rejection and get rid of these insecurities. When we are in Christ we are new creatures. Old things are past away and behold all things are made new. You won’t see the newness in the natural until you allow the newness in the spiritual to take place. There is a reason why you don’t like the way you look. It could be the words of affirmation you never received. Have you ever noticed when you put a new picture up on Facebook and you get a lot of likes you make that your main picture? Those likes are affirmations. It’s normal for you to experience that. But God doesn’t want you to depend on that. There is a reason why you gained so much weight. There was insecurities, hatred of oneself, rejection from a loved one, etc. what if you make these changes and you still feel the same way? It’s time to reshape your life around Christ. It’s time to stop fulfilling the lust of the flesh because it only leads to idolatry. It’s time to walk in the wardrobe you were given, LOVE!

Christ does not put us in categories like we do. We are not ugly because we are fat. We are not ugly because we are skinny. We are not ugly because we are dark. We are not ugly because we are light. Love is what draws people together and love is what brought you to Christ! Become blessed guys!

Does your fruit match the seeds the gardener planted?

There should not be a difference of believers of Christ. If all of our foundation is deeply rooted on a solid rock and not surface layer or 1 ft deep of soil and we are producing the expected fruit because we all claim to be connected to the same root, an unbeliever nor believer should not have to wonder about our root source. They should not have to question even if our root source exists. We are made to bare the fruit of Christ. We are all in the same image and likeness so there is no need to judge each other. When we judge we are judging the fruit displayed. When we righteously judge it’s giving out love, our root. But if we are judging their fruit do we think our fruit is different? Or are we thinking our fruit are figs when they’re really grapes just like theirs? If we feed them the fruit of our tree which is rooted in love because that’s what our source is then they will eat and reproduce what they eat. When we judge there is no love displayed. And if God, whom is love, be for us who can be against us. Let’s dig deeper to a solid foundation so we can get more of God and put more of him and less of us into practice. Reference from Luke 6:43-49 Lets get ourselves together because the ax is already at the root of the trees and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. Luke 3:9. If a gardener planted strawberry seeds all over the soil and they all sprouted but they saw blueberries throughout the patch. Although they may be good fruit but the gardener did not expect those. There would be a question if the right root or seeds came in the displayed package. We were all bought with a price. And if He, our gardener/creator/redeemer must return his product, He will to a place of no return.