Getting bombarded with folks’ emails. Cannot handle their mess God. You are the Deliverer. You ask me to Write your Word to a Wizard of Wickedness in Warning of your soon coming judgement. Repent and Live. You said to say:
Why will you die in your sins, O man? Is it too costly to confess/repent openly before my people, Pastor? Are you afraid of their horror and anger at your deceptions? Will you lose it all: money, crowds, honor, wife, family, friends, ministry? But you will lose it all soon anyway. And if you repent – you will gain Me, the King of Glory. If you restore what you have taken away, you will find the peace that eludes you. No more lawyers, no more private detectives, no more calls to the sheriff’s office, attorney general, Tony, for info/help/etc. No more recon to assess the silence of your cronies in and out of our church. No more computer hacking to see who’s into what/where. Just the quiet peace that is from Me. And then, I will walk through the shadow of the valley with you. Your shame will be My shame, and one day, My glory will be yours. And it is much better than women and cars and money Pastor.
But God says, “And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not” (Jonah 3:10). “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19). “Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth” (Jeremiah 31:19). “Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham” (Luke 3:8).
Definition of Fresh Meat: innocents and con-artists we lure into our church under the propaganda banner of Love/Virtue/Integrity. The further afield We go, the godly-errr we think Us are.
Ahem. Realistically, we are tokens on the table of the Gambling Man. Who is in need of Fresh Revenue for his coffers. Fresh Bodies to help turn the cogs of his giant Meat Grinder. Fresh Meat for sale at:
- Local community events
- Our basketball games here and in PA
- Prison ministry
- Juvenile detention system
- DC: the cosmopolitan area filled with far from home folks
But God says, “Righteous art thou, O Lord, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously…For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee…Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart” (Jeremiah 12:1,6,10-11). “(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:18-20).
But God says, “They that see you shall gaze upon you, and consider you, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms?” (Isaiah 14:16). “But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to endure his indignation” (Jeremiah 10:10). “Fear you not me? says the LORD: will you not tremble at my presence, who has placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though its waves toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?” (Jeremiah 5:22). “I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and steadfast forever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end” (Daniel 6:26). “Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD comes, for it is near at hand” (Joel 2:1).
This statement is used to describe and foster the illusion that those pastor has forced out are somehow responsible for the abandonment of their own families. He is using Scripture once again, to camouflage evil deeds of destruction. He is lying about the real reason people have left Calvary.
- Young lady. Lie: left her parents and family to pursue the world. Truth: was put out of her home, locked out.
- Wife/mother. Lie: left her family. Truth: she was told if she did not go, her children would have to stay with others in the church.
- Young couple. Lie: left their parents. Truth: were kicked out of the parent’s home in the middle of the night.
- Older couple. Lie: left Calvary Temple and all their friends. Truth: left after being given an order to cast out wife and daughter.
- Older couple. Lie: left Calvary Temple and friends. Truth: were told to leave after refusing to cut off their son, followed by attempts by our pastor to steal the hearts of their children.
- Older couple. Lie: left their four children. Truth: mom was kicked out of home on Christmas Day. Dad was kicked out of church shortly after for not being born again.
- Young man. Lie: left his wife and kids. Truth: he asked wife to go with him to another church for help. Pastor told her to leave him.
- Young man. Lie: left his wife and kids. Truth: his wife was told to leave him, so she moved out.
- Older man. Lie: left his wife and son. Truth: pastor told his wife to leave him and cut him off for questioning leadership.
But God says, “Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them:behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord” (Jeremiah 23:2). “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles” (Matthew 7:15-16). “And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matthew 24:10-12).
Many times pastor has had one of us call the police and/or put a restraining order on our own family member. These individuals pose no danger, except in pastor’s mind. He just wants to prevent them from talking with us. They might convince us of the truth.
Getting us to call the police is so odious, so infamous, so destructive, so false (giving the appearance of wrong-doing), that it usually drives a wedge that few relationships overcome.
Only the Godly will refuse to participate in evil deeds such as this. Or to ask forgiveness for calling the police on their own husband, wife, parents, children at pastor’s direction.
May God forgive us for what we have become.
But God says, “For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely” (Jeremiah 6:13). “Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:18). “But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren” (1 Corinthians 6:6-8).
…think about these verses in regards to our church: “Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, look and take note! Search her squares to see if you can find a man, one who does justice and seeks truth, that I may pardon her. Though they say, ‘As the Lord lives,’ yet they swear falsely. O Lord, do not your eyes look for truth? You have struck them down, but they felt no anguish; you have consumed them, but they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; they have refused to repent” (Jeremiah 5:1-3). “An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?“(Jeremiah 5:30-31).
What will we do in the end?
Our Lord is coming quickly.