Friday, October 23, 2015

'Chesher Cat' Ministers and Pastors in the Spirit-filled and Evangelical Churches

The problem that we have in the Spirit-filled and Evangelical churches today is that the leadership ranks are filled with what I like to call, 'Chesher cat' ministers and pastors. They smile and disappear when the difficult issue of our day, namely feminism (a.k.a. the Jezebel spirit) comes up in conversation.
We are miles down the road from where feminism started. 2015 has been a watershed year for feminism in America. 3 women on the Supreme Court have legalized same-sex marriage nationwide (feminism and homosexuality are intrinsically linked) and when the undercover Planned Parenthood videos came out, I don't that the national leadership of the Democrats lost a minute of sleep over it. I think that they knew that if the Republicans shut down the government over P.P. funding they would just decry the Republican 'war on women', and win the day.
Women usurping the authority is the bane (and juggernaut) of this nation today.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Effects of Revival

Everybody knows that revival is the key to getting people saved who would not otherwise come to Christ.  Another great thing about revival though, is that it causes people to look at things from a different perspective; from a different angle so to speak.
What I've always appreciated about revival is that during a revival, the people have their eyes on the Lord, instead of other people.  They are looking at Jesus rather than each other.
In churches that do not have a revival spirit, things are very introspective.  It's the people looking at the people, looking at the people, that sort of thing.
It reminds me a little of an old saying that I have about women and the church, 'If women ran the church, the church would be nothing more than a glorified social club, a place to come and see (others), and to be seen.
Women tend to be shortsighted.  What I think is the most under preached, undervalued scripture is, 1 Corinthians 7:33-4
"but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife,
 and {his interests} are divided."
If you think about it, except that women (generally speaking) were/are shortsighted, that verse would not be accurate.
 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Biggest Lie in the Church

Here's what I think is the biggest lie in the church, that is that single men (called to the ministry) are inferior to married men, in the leadership of the church.
The greatest lie (and the best lie) is the lie that is never spoken (only represented).
19 out of 20 positions of power in the Spirit-filled and Evangelical churches are held my married men. Married men decide how to spend 19 out of every 20 dollars that the church spends. That's a super monopoly, and that's too much.
The bible says that the attention of a married man is divided.
1 Corinthians 7:33-4
but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how he may please his wife,
and {his interests} are divided.
(That's the most under preached scripture in the bible)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Is the Lord Judging the Church?

Here's an issue to consider. "Do single men who are called to the ministry in the Spirit-filled and Evangelical churches pray for the Lord's judgment against the church?"
I'd say, 'maybe'.
"Should they?" is another good question.
Also, "What would God's judgment of the church look like?"
It may look like, 'what the Lord will not do for the church', more so than, 'what He would do to the church.' For instance, not perform miracles on behalf of the 19 out of 20 married, male ministers who hold positions of power.
Or maybe the Lord would withhold revival.
Food for thought.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Prophetic Ministry

I think that much of the confusion about, 'what is the prophetic ministry", today, can be characterized by the saying, 'the dog wags the tail, the tail doesn't wag the dog.'
The message makes the minister prophetic, the minister does not make the message prophetic.
I'm a prophetic minister because of my message, that the church 'need's improvement' in the area of ministry to single men, and single women too, although to a lesser extent.
If I stopped talking about the issue of single men, called to the ministry (like myself), who can't fulfill their callings in the Evangelical and Spirit-filled churches, then I would no longer be a prophetic minister.
That's the way that I see it.
I may still have a prophetic gift, but I would no longer be a prophetic minister.
Maranatha