Monthly Archives: March 2013

How I Allowed Myself To Be Fooled

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The Christian church in general has been a source of false and unbiblical theologies and doctrines such as the claim that when you have lived together (lived in fornication) with someone and then becomes a believer, the church requires you to marry that person, because, according to their teaching, you have already become “one” with that person. The church tells that you can never divorce, even if you are being abused emotionally or physically, because “God hates divorce.” The church considers any marriage, whether evil or not, holy before God. The church foolishly tells you that you are disqualified from being a pastor or minister if you have been divorced and remarried, since, according to their ridiculous teachings, you can only have been married to one woman. These church leaders also tell you, that you must tithe 10% of your income to the church, or be accused of robbing God and being cursed.
The irony is, that many of these church leaders don’t do themselves what they teach you. The Bible says the following about these religious hypocrites: “Well then, if you teach others, why don’t you teach yourself? You tell others not to steal, [...]

Mama’s Boy

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I remember all too well the repetitive words spoken by Adam Sandler who played mama’s adult boy in the 1998 movie “The Waterboy”; “but mama says…” His mom’s wish was the waterboy’s command!

It is a known fact, that guys who have always been coddled and indulged by their moms often become “mama’s boys.” Mothers, who tend to do this to their sons, are often very needy and seek to create a relationship in which someone will be very dependent upon them. As a result, both mother and son are afraid to be independent of each other. In essence, these “mama’s boys” become their mother’s pseudo-husbands, and consciously or unconsciously, they like the importance of this role. This makes it hard for them to ever commit to a relationship with another woman.

Religious mothers often guilt trip their adult sons by misusing Biblical scriptures such as “honor your father and mother” in order to keep them close.

Because of too much emotional and physical overstimulation, some “mama’s boys” end up becoming homosexuals, not able to see themselves in a healthy romantic relationship with a woman.

Over the years, we have met several men who [...]

Motivated By Money

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The problem with most churches and ministries, as we on numerous occasions have indicated in our teachings and blogs, is that they see the Gospel as a way to make money and are motivated to do anything to get it.

They will sell you their books, music, teaching DVD’s and CD’s, even the Sunday preaching fresh from the recording on the spot. They will also charge you for their conferences, worship seminars, Bible schools, fellowship meals, childcare, you name it! They will tell you that the Bible obligates you to at least pay a 10% tithe of your income to them. They will make you sow financial seeds in exchange for receiving prophetic promises of all sorts of breakthroughs in your personal life. They will stop at nothing, using deceit and trickery and try to win you with flattery, pretending to be your friend, just to get your money. Yes, they will do anything to make a buck!

It’s no wonder that there is so much favoritism and discrimination in the church. Those, who are rich and well to do and are dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry, get the special [...]

It Was Jesus Who Said This! (About Jezebel)

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It was Jesus, who said to the church in Thyatira in the book of Revelations chapter 2:19-23 NLT:

“I know all the things you do. I have seen your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I can see your constant improvement in all these things.”

It was Jesus, who said to them:

“But I have this complaint against you. You are permitting that woman—that Jezebel who calls herself a prophet—to lead my servants astray. She teaches them to commit sexual sin and to eat food offered to idols.”

Jesus was referring here to a female member of the church, who was operating under the same evil spirit as the wife of King Ahab of Israel named Jezebel in the Old Testament, by promoting destructive heresies and leading many into moral compromise, using false prophecies and teachings to do so. Queen Jezebel was known to persecute and kill the prophets of God. She also plotted the murder of Naboth, a man of God, in order to steal his vineyard and give it to her husband Ahab.

It’s so tragic to read about how devoted and abounding in love the church of Thyatira [...]

Never Pay For God’s Word!

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Before I get into the specifics of this writing about never to pay for God’s Word, I would like to say that I, as an apostle and prophet of God, can fully sympathize with the apostle Paul in his writings to the Corinthian church when he compared himself to the so-called super popular name apostles; for I am not at all inferior to these “super apostles,” even though I am nothing at all. When I was with you, I certainly gave you proof that I am an apostle. For I patiently did many signs and wonders and miracles among you. (2. Corinthians 12:11-12 NLT)

He also questioned the Corinthian believers whether he now should begin to praise himself and bring letters of recommendation in order to solidify his position as an apostle, just like these so-called “super apostles” loved to do, as if that qualified them to be a true apostle of God.

Are we beginning to praise ourselves again? Are we like others, who need to bring you letters of recommendation, or who ask you to write such letters on their behalf? Surely not! The only letter of recommendation we need [...]

A Personal Encouragement

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So I have not stopped praying for you since I first heard about you. I ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then, the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your life will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.

I also pray that you will be strengthened with all His glorious power, so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to His people, who live in the light. For He has rescued you from the kingdom of darkness and transferred you into the Kingdom of His dear Son, who purchased your freedom and forgave your sins.

Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourself with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you [...]

American Greed

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One of me and my wife’s favorite true crime television documentary show is called American Greed.

This program focuses on the stories behind some of the biggest corporate and White-collar crimes in recent U.S. history. In addition, it features stories about common financial crimes that affect scores of everyday citizens like Ponzi schemes, real estate and investment frauds, embezzlement, insurance and medical fraud, identity theft, money laundering, art theft, credit card fraud, and even “murder for hire” to name a few. The slogan of the American Greed show is “some people will do anything for money.”

Over the years of watching American Greed, we have seen several Christian pastors and ministers being featured on the show, who have been convicted of scheming people out of their money and then living lavish lifestyles with the stolen money.

It’s like what the apostle Peter said about these people:

In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. 2. Peter 2:3 NLT

They lure unstable people into sin, and they are well trained in greed. 2. Peter 2:14 NLT

To them, a show of godliness is just a way to become wealthy. 1. [...]

God Knows How To Provide

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Lately, I have been hearing more and more of churches and ministries who are shutting down, giving the bad state of the economy as the main reason. Many of these churches and ministries who are closing down shop, are the ones who have been telling their followers to tithe 10% of their money income and sow all sorts of financial seeds to them in exchange for harvesting great monetary wealth from God. Now that the economy is bad, suddenly there is no more financial provision from God? Is God now dependent on the state of the economy in order to provide? How can that be? What is going on here?

The simple reason is, that these churches and ministries are built on sand (see Matthew 7:26-27), meaning they are preaching and teaching a twisted message that is contaminated by the lure of wealth (see Matthew 13:22), or as the apostle Paul so strikingly said it; “you see, we are not like the many hucksters who preach for personal profit. We preach the word of God with sincerity and with Christ’s authority, knowing that God is watching us.” (2. Corinthians 2:17 NLT)

These [...]

The Church Encourages Abuse Of Women

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The following are samples of what women in the church have been telling us over the years of our travel ministry about their abusive husbands:

My husband, who is on the church board, is always angry, yells and screams at me all the time and no matter what I do, it is never good enough for him. My husband, who is an elder in the church, hates me, calls me names, and uses the F-word. My husband, who is an usher in the church, hits me, chokes me, and has threatened to kill me on several occasions. My husband, who is a deacon in the church, is addicted to Internet porn, and forces me to have sex with him all the time. I feel like I am being raped over and over again. My husband, who is the church administrator, is an alcoholic, and tells me that I am fat, ugly, and good for nothing. My husband, who is the pastor of the church, likes to play the nice guy and hang around the young pretty girls of the church, while ignoring me and telling me that I am jealous, and [...]

Pay To Fast And Pray For Revival?

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The other day, I read about a new initiative of a 40-day fast and prayer for revival called “Ekballo,” which according to the organizer means to “forcibly expel”; “to thrust out violently”; “to fling.” Ekballo is to “send out” (workers) in Matthew 9:38 and “drive out” (demons) in Matthew 10:1. It is a spiritually violent and authoritative word. When Jesus, prompted by our prayer, says, “Go!,” demons vacate and missionaries relocate.

This 40 day fast and prayer started March the 1st and will end April 9th, which coincide with the anniversary of the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles, California from the early 1900.

This Ekballo initiative sound like a great idea, until you find out that it will cost you – to begin with – a $25 non-refundable registration fee, and then a whopping $595 for the 40 day fast and prayer, which includes housing and some missionary training.

You may ask yourselves; would Jesus charge His followers to come together to fast and pray and be trained for revival? Why don’t these leaders just take up an offering and trust God for what comes in, and in doing so, be an example of walking in [...]