Friday, October 23, 2015
Blind, Sex-Starved Women in the Church
Disclaimer: You're probably gonna need one of those hand-held church fans with Harriet Tubman's face on the front because this message is gonna set some lukewarm Christians on fire, nevertheless, you can't escape the truth.
Lately, I've been seeing a lot of memes on Facebook depicting muscular, secular-looking men praying. Of course, these memes are going viral because they project the very thing a lot of believing women want: secular men with a hint of righteousness. Amazingly enough, the Lord dealt with me some time ago about the heart of His daughters. He showed me how many handsome, secular men were rising up and sharing "their versions" of the gospel, but these men weren't right with God. They were double-minded and full of worldliness. Their hearts were turned away from God and they saw ministry as a "career opportunity". They came to the church and began to share many of the SAME messages some of the God-appointed leaders had been sharing all along, but they became popular because of their outer appearances. They were religious parakeets, mocking many of the men of God who have gone before them, but their predecessors words had fallen on deaf ears because they hadn't come wrapped in attractive flesh. The Lord always reminded me of the appearance of Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 53:2 (NIV): He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
In other words, Jesus (in the flesh) was not what we would have considered "handsome", and of course, we know that God designed Him that way for a reason. He didn't want people to be drawn to Christ because of His appearance. He wanted them to follow Christ because they believed upon Him. Nevertheless, the people of God continue to be led by their blind eyes, chasing after every handsome devil who pics up a camera and says anything that sounds Christian. A handsome man's video is more likely to go viral just because he's handsome and worldly than a video recorded by an average or below average looking, holy man. Of course, this is NOT to say that every man God chooses to use is unattractive or average because God uses whomever He chooses, and we know that both David and Joseph from the bible were handsome. Nevertheless, this is to say that a lot of women overlook powerful, Holy Spirit filled men and their messages just because of how they look and because they are "too holy". Because of this, the enemy is cashing in at the church's expense. He is raising up men (and women) who are physically attractive, but have no Holy Ghost. These characters are picking up their cell phone cameras and recording videos for the blind to see. They share messages about relationships and how men should treat women because they know that the relationship market is a booming one, plus, they know that their appearances will add an extra appeal to those messages. In their private lives, they are unrepentant fornicators with no desire for true salvation, but in public, they are a bunch of worldly brothers who seem to have gotten it all together, and are now helping women to tame their worldly lovers.
What's going on with the church is a lot of women have not truly surrendered their whole hearts to God. They've only surrendered a few of their body parts, a quarter of their minds and a few bucks here and there. They think they can buy their way into heaven, or at least, manipulate the all-knowing, righteous God by dancing around a church building and shedding tears in front of the church's congregation. They have not yet realized that they are the church, and therefore, are the temples of the Holy Spirit. Because of this, they desecrate their temples each and every day with lustful thoughts, pride, self righteous thinking and some even engage in outright fornication. They fall to their knees, praying to God as if He sees their bodies, but doesn't see their minds. They think that a simple apology to the Lord will suffice after they've fornicated with the same temples that they dance around in every Sunday. These women don't want to change or give their lives and hearts fully to God because they worship men! They are idolators, lusting after the creation while trying to pull the wool over the Creator's eyes. When holy men stand before them declaring the uncompromising Word of God, they nod off to sleep, hoping that church service will end quickly so they can get back to their regularly scheduled lives. Nevertheless, when secular men stand before them declaring themselves to be men of God, they rejoice and help those men to go viral because of their many untamed lusts. The amazing part is... many of these men are CLEARLY secular creatures. Nothing about them radiates holiness, but we live in a time where the devil no longer has to wear a mask. Satan can send a man into the church wearing a speedo, all the while, proclaiming his own version of the gospel, and if he mixes some of the true gospel with the lusts so many women are bound by, those same women will worship his form, share his videos, follow his ministry and show up at every event he's at. They show up at these events dressed like they're heading to the club because they recognize that they are pursuing a worldly man wearing a Christian mask. Nevertheless, they pretend to think the man in their sights is truly "on fire" for God because again, they think they're deceiving God, when they are not. I can GUARANTEE you that I could find two men and give them the same scripts to read... one of those men would be average-looking or below average-looking, while the other guy would be what many refer to as "eye candy". The average or below average-looking man's video would get no more than one hundred views, but the "eye candy's" video would go viral. Let's take it a step further. I could write an average, not-so-powerful script and record the handsome man sharing that script, and then, turn around and give an average or below average-looking man a powerful, earth-shattering script and record him sharing his script. Could you guess which one would go viral? Of course, the handsome man's video, although basic, would go viral because of his outer appearance.
When are we going to wake up from our religious slumbers and realize that without holiness, we can NOT see God?! When are we going to take our walks with God seriously and stop chasing up behind every secular-looking man who dares to say, "Praise the Lord?" It's sad to say that this won't happen soon because a lot of women aren't looking to change their ways; they are looking for men to meet them in their sin... men who will join them at showing up at church buildings to offer up religious prayers to God with no substance of holiness. They want tattooed, well-formed men who speak, dress and behave like the world, all the while, taking a moment off from their secular ways to honor what they think is a fallen God. They don't know that He lives and He is going to judge them! They want men with bulging muscles and lust-filled eyes; that is, until those men use their muscles against them and start gazing lustfully at other women. It's okay for their men to be contaminated vessels of sin as long as those vessels are inscribed with scriptures and behaving like saints in the areas that matter most to them. When strong, Holy Spirit filled men of God approach these women, they are repelled and repulsed by their outer appearances and Godly conversations. These are the very same women who end up married to sin-loving men... women who drag their dried up thugs into the church and ask the pastor to lay hands on him, hoping to cast a few devils out. You see, they don't want those men fully delivered because they're still attracted to some of the sins and devils that their guys are full of. They want the adulterous spirits, lazy (slothful) spirits, lying spirits and violent spirits cast out, but they don't want those seducing or familiar spirits cast out. They have not yet realized that the seducing spirits they are drawn to are the very strongmen holding their "toyfriends" or husbands captive and the same strongmen who keep letting those other spirits back in. So, when they take their bound men to church with them, they avoid holiness churches because they don't fit in. They drag them to religious churches, hoping that the pastor has just enough power to cast out the demons on their hit lists. They go on prayer lines and ask for prayer, hoping someone on the line has enough insight to see their perceived threats and cast them out. When they can't get over on God, they turn to witchcraft churches, looking for angry, hateful, unforgiving leaders who'll happily teach them how to perform unholy acts on the men they've chosen for themselves. When those men leave them, they turn to outright witchcraft in their attempts to exact their revenge on the men they feel had the potential to be great religious leaders. In other words, they wanted to get their guys to exchange their adulterous, lying and backbiting spirits for religious, familiar spirits. They aren't looking to get their guys saved. Many of them are secular women who want to use the gospel to rinse certain devils off the men they've chosen to sin with. The ones who are saved don't want the renewed minds Christ has offered them, so they find religious establishments to practice their religious rituals of what appears to be worship... rituals that are nothing but their attempts to entice God with their movements and words. That's because they're blinded by the sin they're in and deafened by their unwillingness to hear the voice of God, and because they're deaf and blind, they think God is far-sighted and hearing impaired. They think they're visiting God in a nursing home!
Women of God, again, we've got to do better and STOP making secular men go viral just because they lick their lips while proclaiming to be Christians! If it's flesh, it's not of God! Are we that blind that we're willing to overlook the truth for the sake of being ministered to by a well-designed devil who knows scripture? Are we that blind that we can't see the worldliness in the men we're following? Are we that blind that we can't hear their worldly speech? Are we so far away from God that we can't discern a devil who looks, sounds and behaves like a devil just because it said a few scriptures and it's hiding behind a handsome face? THERE IS NO BRIDGE BETWEEN HOLINESS AND SECULARISM, SO STOP LOOKING FOR IT! You can't dance in the middle of the road and expect not to get hit! You can't find heaven in hell and you can't put wings on a devil and call it an angel! It's just not going to happen. How many women will stand before God on Judgment Day with a ton of excuses, a bunch of unfilled assignments and dark stains on their souls... hoping that God will let them into the Pearly Gates of Heaven just because they went to a church building and song in the choir? How awful (and scary) would it be to stand in line on Judgment Day and see the very leaders you're following being turned away because they did not follow Christ? Now, you have to stand before the HOLY of HOLIES with the same stains on your soul that they were sporting when they were turned away? I know this message isn't what a lot of people want to hear, but it's the truth nonetheless! Stop following folks to hell just because they look good on their way there! Stop following folks down to everlasting destruction just because their forked tongues speak scriptures! We've got to stop playing with God because He's not blind, deaf or easily manipulated! He's the Ancient of Days, but He is not in a nursing home! He sees all, knows all and hears all! He looks at the very content and intent of our hearts and He judges accordingly.
I challenge you to get before Him and ask Him to search out your heart and remove every way, thought and belief that's unlike Him. Seek to be holy, for God is holy. Let Him change your mind and your heart so you can recognize the devil, even when he comes wrapped in religious garments and fair skin. It's time to stop playing church and be the church!