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, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified amon you! "n this verse the a#ostle Paul e$#resses his frustration that he%s ettin nowhere with the Galatians because someone has lied to these #eo#le and converted them to another os#el which has nothin to do with the race of God in Christ& "nstead of restin in Christ%s finished work on Calvary and acce#tin that God is bestowin 'is free ift of salvation on them, these #eo#le are tryin to ()*+ this free ift of God throu h kee#in the ,aw and other assorted ood works& -he word .bewitched/ is translated from the Greek “baskaino”, which is used in this conte$t to mean .to lead into evil doctrine throu h fascination or charmin /& 0itchcraft is a ne ative s#iritual influence that brin s ullible souls under the control of a master mani#ulator, who is usually a very fascinatin , charmin character& 0hen a #reacher resorts to trickery and truth1twistin so his listeners will find him charmin , you fall under his s#ell& 2ou han onto his every word as if it were #ure old& 2ou aren%t res#ondin to the 'oly 3#irit& 2ou%re bein bewitched by a deceivin s#irit& -he a#ostle John warned that many false s#irits had one out into the world to deceive&
" John 4:1: Beloved, believe not every s#irit, but try the s#irits whether they are of God: because many false #ro#hets are one out into the world& 5ost everyone has had a ne ative e$#erience with false #ro#hets& 3ome of these charlatans o to reat e$tremes to et your money: 3ell your home and move in a cave because Christ is comin on 6ebruary 31 of ne$t year, and you%ll live forever and ever in Paradise& But don%t for et to ive me the money for the house7 2ou become so deceived no one can et throu h to you& -he mani#ulative #reacher is meddlin in a very sacred area only God should have access to: your s#irit room where you commune with 'im& 3uch a #reacher is a s#iritual #ervert7 0ebster%s 8ictionary defines witchcraft as an irresistible influence or fascination, the act of charmin someone to brin that #erson under one%s #ower& -he only reason Christians fall for carnival #reachers is they%re fascinated, or charmed, by them to the e$tent they for et the *(), Jesus and instead, try to et some life1chan in blessin from these #reachers because their ty#ical church e$#erience failed to meet their need& (ven if you%ve been disa##ointed a ain and a ain with each #assin deadline for God to .#our out the windows of heaven and multi#ly your seed 1991fold/, the #reacher won%t let you wake u# and smell the burnt coffee& 'is .faith teachin / makes you kee# on doin dumb thin s that don%t work& 'e kee#s you chasin after some faraway miracle mira e :ust over the ne$t sand dune as you lan uish in your wilderness of misery& 'e makes you feel like a traitor worse than Judas "scariot if you .make a ne ative confession/, . ive a bad re#ort/, or doubt anythin he says& -he #reacher has you in his #ower throu h 6()* O6 5);"+G GO8 5)8 )- 2O<* .<+B(,"(6/& 'is canned faith slo ans twist elements of God%s truth into a lie that you have to hold your nose to swallow if you%re halfway sane7 "%ve observed how these #reachers o#erate with their canned .confessions of faith&/ 3ome clich=s are so e$tremely stu#id that a two1year old could see throu h the sham& 5any years a o, " attended a .*everend 5ike/ meetin & 5an, all that man talked about was money and how s#iritual and odly the #ursuit of it is, i norin Jesus% warnin that you can%t serve both God and money >5att&?:@4A ,uke 1?:13B& )fter bra in about how easy it was for him to et money, this #reacher had his deluded disci#les chantin this kind of craCy drivel:
God is ood& 5O+(2 is ood& God wants me to have ood thin s& 3o God wants me to have money& " use money for God%s lory& God can trust me with it& 5oney em#owers me to advance 'is kin dom& 5oney is ood and God is ood so 5oney "3 God7 God is the reat " )5 )nd " am one with 'im so " )5 money7 Oh, yeah, here%s the best one " ever heardDand saw7 3kinny Brother 5ike rinned and ri##ed his belly& 'e said, ." roan and travail in birth& 5y words ive birth to the reality of what " confess& "%m P*(G+)+- with money& " ive B"*-' to money& ) h1h1h1h7/
0hy don%t #reachers carry the analo y a bit further! Can%t you ima ine that #reacher breastfeedin a thousand1dollar bill after he ives birth to it! +ot far from the truth& Preachers wet1nurse that same evil s#irit of 5ammon Jesus warned a ainst& *ich reedy #reachers not only love money, they love the evil s#irit that em#owers #eo#le to #ersuade folks to hand it over& Green is their favorite color& But when it%s too late they%ll discover you can%t buy one blade of rass in heaven with all the money in 3witCerland7
" -im&E:4 and F warns Christians that if they don%t take care of their own family they%re infidels and have denied the faith& "n 5att&1E:E and 5ark G:11 Jesus condemns offerin to reli ious or aniCations money that should be used to take care of elderly #arents& "f #reachers command their listeners to take their children%s milk money and mail it to them, they%re commandin them to become infidels who have denied the faith7 One notorious woman #reacher batted her lon eyelashes and asked all them #recious little randmas out there to chi# in with a little rocery money to hel# the .work of the ,ord/& 0hy doesn%t this #ainted JeCebel sell some of her art treasures and :ewelry instead of takin food out of #oor #eo#le%s mouths! Mark 12:38-44 (KJV) 38 )nd he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to o in lon clothin , and love salutations in the market#laces, 39 )nd the chief seats in the syna o ues, and the u##ermost rooms at feasts: 40 0hich devour widowsH houses, and for a #retence make lon #rayers: these shall receive reater damnation& 41 )nd Jesus sat over a ainst the treasury, and beheld how the #eo#le cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much& 42 )nd there came a certain #oor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthin & 43 )nd he called unto him his disci#les, and saith unto them, Ierily " say unto you, -hat this #oor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: 44 6or all they did cast in of their abundanceA but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her livin & Preachers who :un# on the 0idow%s 5ite as scri#tural :ustification for fleecin the #oor ne lect to kee# the event in its #ro#er conte$t& )t the time of the incident Jesus was teachin in the -em#le >5ark 1@:3EB& *i ht before Jesus mentions the #oor widow, 'e #ronounces doom on the reli ious con artists who #ut on reli ious airs and rob widows of their homes& )fter doin this, Jesus oes to sit down near the treasury bo$ where monetary offerin s were de#osited& Jesus allowed the #oor widow to #ut her food money in the bo$& But as a silent onlooker who was merely 0)-C'"+G the #eo#le ivin their ifts, 'e did +O- tell the widow to do this& Jesus +(I(* commanded anyone to ive what they needed to live on to the -em#le& Jesus knew the a#ostate -em#le was doomed to fall under God%s :ud ment& -he -em#le, and the whole ,evitical worshi# system attached to it, would be destroyed by the *omans in G9 )&8&, less than
forty years after Christ%s crucifi$ion& Jesus merely commented that the widow ave everythin she had, much like a news re#orter would& 0ho knows! 5aybe Jesus said this with a note of outra e and dis ust in 'is voice, considerin that 'e had :ust #ronounced damnation on devourers of widows% houses& .Brother 5ike/ uses the same brain conditionin techniJues used by cult leaders to control their #eo#le& +ew ) e cultists chant mantras over and over and over a ain till they sink in& "%ve seen 0ord of 6aith #eo#le re#eat the same old clich=s to themselves till they seemed to be in a trance, as they stru led to .cast out doubt and unbelief/ >sto# thinkin rationally and ob:ectivelyB& "%m sure you%ve heard some similar to these before, if you%ve attended 0O6 Charismatic churches: " believe " receive all that " need as " #lant a seed out of my need& Believe you receive and you%ll et what you need but if you doubt you%ll do without& " ive this not as a debt " owe but as a seed " sow& " confess "%m rich as a child of the ;in and " never lack for any ood thin & 5y ift will be lar est when the battle is hardest because by faith " see the harvest& Only believe when you sow your seed and an els will brin the victory& "%m not moved by what " see, " sowed my seed and it meets my need& "%m a little od you see, so " can have all the thin s " s#eak& 0e walk by faith and not by si ht& -he words we say create new life& "f you tell yourself the sky is reen thousands and thousands of times you%ll start B(,"(I"+G the sky is reen and your own eyes are lyin to you7 Brother 5ike had these #eo#le so deluded he could have s#it it out even #lainer than he did and said he was runnin those meetin s for one #ur#ose only: -O 5);( 5O+(2, and Christians still would have believed every word he said and #acked out the coliseum7 *(), Christians #icketed Brother 5ike%s meetin with si ns sayin that Jesus told #eo#le +O- to lay u# treasures on earth, but in heaven, and all Brother 5ike wanted with those #eo#le was to et more money for e$tra *olls *oyces& 3o your miracle hasn%t come yet after ten years of .sowin seed/ and .#rimin the #um#/ to draw blessin s out of God%s well! +o sweat& 2ou%re in a test of faith& 8idn%t )braham wait forever for "saac to come, and kee# on sendin money to 5elchisedek so he could buy more air time! )braham did et his blessin before he died, and so will you& But while you%re waitin on your blessin , the #reacher%s already en:oyin his& Brother 5ike bra ed about how he loved to swim in
#iles of money in the back of his *olls *oyce limousine& But he had his #eo#le so brainwashed they :ust didn%t et it& "t%s O;)2 for the #reacher to live like a ;in %s ;id and toot his own horn while his followers eat beans by faith and wait for their hundred1fold harvest& -hat #rissy, #ancin #reacher with the silky smooth hands that%s never done a day%s work& 0ell, he%s s#ecial& 'e%s ot the ma ical, mystical .anointin / of the reasy os#el of reed, but his show is worth every #enny& Goin to see him #rovides a welcome esca#e from the humdrum workaday world of ordinary folks& -he fake faith #reacher is so #ersuasive he takes over your thinkin #rocesses and does all your Bible study for you& -hat%s like trustin the fo$ with the henhouse& 'e convinces you that even if you%re slee#in in your car and eatin out of dum#sters after years of .sowin seed/, your blessin lies :ust over the ne$t rainbow& But 6"*3- you%ve ot to .sow a seed/ to the 5)+ O6 GO8, :ust like the little widow woman fed (li:ah first before she cooked her last bit of rain for herself and her son& +e$t time you et a letter from some sleaCy #reacher be in you to follow the widow%s e$am#le, send the #reacher a #iece of cornbread& )ll (li:ah wanted was food, not loot7 Preachers turn on the charm to et what they want& " looked u# the word .charmer/ in my concordance& 'ere%s what God has to say about it: 8eut&1F:19: -here shall not be found amon you any one that maketh his son or his dau hter to #ass throu h the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar s#irits, or a wiCard, or a necromancer& 12 6or all that do these thin s are an abomination unto the ,O*8: and because of these abominations the ,O*8 thy God doth drive them out from before thee& God lum#s charmers >bewitchersB with wiCards, fortune tellers, and mediums& " heard that in cemetD>" mean, seminary7B #reachers are tau ht how to control the rise and fall of their vocal #itch to et the most milea e out of their messa e, work their facial muscles, wave their hands on cue and #our on the theatrics to charm their audience so that they will become #liable in the #reacher%s hand and loosen their ri# on their wallet& "f this is true, then seminary is a charm school teachin #reachers how to use #ersonal #ersuasion to over#ower #ew #otatoes7
" remember many times God would bless me with an e$tra five, ten, twenty dollars& +ow " ;+O0 God did that to show 'is love for me as 'is beloved dau hter, to brin a smile to my face& "nstead of thinkin " had no ri ht to .be selfish/ and use that money to meet my own needs with, " should have thanked the ,ord and bou ht somethin s#ecial with it, :oyful in the knowled e that ", as an individual, was very #recious to 'im and 'e wanted to make me ha##y& But reedy #reachers live and on the air messed with my head and came between me and my God& -hey convinced me that those small amounts were iven to me by God, not for my #ersonal benefit, but as 3((8 to sow into their ministry, so as to obli ate 'im to ive me even more& -hey #reached this hundred1fold return B&3& which boils down to this: Give . od/ >the #reacherB a hundred, and the bi enie in the sky will shower you with ten thousand bucks from .some une$#ected source/ >my fairy odmother!B& -hose #reachers came between me and my lovin 'eavenly 6ather& -hat Pros#erityK3eed 6aith 8OC-*"+( O6 8(I",3 distorted my whole conce#t of how " related to 'im, and my #lace in 'is ;in dom& "t reinforced the false doctrine of the cler yKlaity divide in the body of Christ, which sets #rofessional #reachers as rulers and taskmasters above .ordinary believers/, contrary to Christ%s #lain statement that all believers are brethren and are not to call each other by e$alted titles >5att&@3:F119B&
6or some weird reason it took forever for me to fi ure out that the ,ord doesn%t a##reciate us turnin our faith into a reat bi cra# shoot& "nstead of flyin hi h in Paradise after sendin in money, " crashed down hard into some of the worst trials of my life& God don%t bless bad doctrine, even if you think you%re kee#in that doctrine to honor 'im7 0hen #reachers need somethin , they never hesitate to send out .Prove God Just One 5ore -ime/ fundraiser a##eals >it +(I(* "3 the last timeB& But do you seriously think #reachers are onna sow seed into 2O<* ministry when the oin ets tou h! Get real now7 8o you think they%ll hel# you #ick u# the #ieces of your shattered faith when your best years are behind you and you%re still behind the F1ball after years and years of sowin the wind and rea#in the whirlwind! "n " 3amuel Cha#ter F the "sraelites don%t think it%s ood enou h that God alone rules over them and they want a kin to lead them& God%s #ro#het 3amuel is rieved about this and seeks the ,ord& -he ,ord says for 3amuel to tell the #eo#le they can have it their own way& -hey will have a human kin & But he will be a difficult character to #lease& -heir kind will make endless demands on them, and consume the best of everythin while they do without& +otice this section of the cha#ter in #articular: Ierse 1E: )nd he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and ive to his officers, and to his servants& 1? )nd he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your oodliest youn men, and your asses, and #ut them to his work& 1G 'e will take the tenth of your shee#: and ye shall be his servants& 1F )nd ye shall cry out in that day because of your kin which ye shall have chosen youA and the ,O*8 will not hear you in that day& "t says here God will turn a deaf ear to your com#laints about the mess that comes to your life when you 3(*I( '<5)+ ;"+G3 >P*()C'(*3B "+3-()8 O6 '"5& "t%s si nificant that Paul mocks the rich Corinthians for rei nin as kin s while he does without the basics and suffers hardshi#s and abuse >" Cor&4:F113B& 0ill #reachers hel# you buy roceries or #ut as in your car after you%ve sent them all your money and the seed you sow to them only brin s a bum#er cro# of #overty! 0hen hell freeCes over7 -hey%ll only tell you to kee# on sowin%, kee# on believin%, and .soon/ you%ll be receivin%& .3oon/ can mean anythin they want it to mean&
3ome #reachers will fry your soul in hell to et what they want out of you& Others will bewitch you with a disarmin smile and a beautiful lie& -hey hide the fact that God has ),*()82 said that all thin s are yours in Christ& -hey insist you have to B*"B( God with a .one1time sacrifice of faith/ to et 'im to answer your #rayers& @ Pet&1:3: )ccordin as his divine #ower hath iven unto us ),, thin s that #ertain unto life and odliness, throu h the knowled e of him that hath called us to lory and virtue " Cor&3:@1: -herefore let no man lory in men& 6or ),, thin s are yoursA @@ 0hether Paul, or )#ollos, or Ce#has, or the world, or life, or death, or thin s #resent, or thin s to comeA ),, are yoursA *om&F:3@: 'e that s#ared not his own 3on, but delivered him u# for us all, how shall he not with him also 6*((,2 ive us ),, thin s! +ow that seems too ood to be true, doesn%t it! " wanted to be absolutely sure& 3o " checked to make sure that the word .freely/ wasn%t in italics, which meant it would have been inserted into the Biblical te$t by translators& -hen " looked it u# in my e$haustive concordance& /6reely/, an adverb, is translated from the Greek word “dorean”, which means .)3 ) G"6-/ or “for NOTHING!”. Or, in modern lin o, .no strin s attached&/ But wily coyote #reachers have added strin s to God%s intervention in your life: a whole tan led cobweb of han man%s nooses to entra# the #eo#le of God and brin them into reli ious bonda e& Dorean is a derivative of the Greek noun 8oron, a ift& )nythin you ask the 6ather for is a G"6-, not a stock dividend for investin your child%s milk money into some #reacher%s ;in dom of GO-& "f you have to P)2 for it, mister, it ain%t no ift& "%ve read ads for .free/ book #ublishin which reJuires you to #urchase a hundred co#ies of the book, and only after that it%s >alle edlyB free& "f you barely have two nickels to scra#e to ether, that don%t sound too free to me& "f you%re ),*()82 a millionaire, you%ll never miss the money you fork out for the hundred co#ies& But if God says 'e ives us ),, thin s freely, then it%s 6*(( indeed7 Oh, lory7 0e don%t have to ive . od/ >the reedy #reacherB our rent money to .#rove him/ to #rove to God we%ve ot faith, to butter him u# to et him to #our out a bi :ack#ot from heaven7 +e$t time
#reachers bad er you about ivin to . od/ >themselvesB so you can et your needs met, remember what the *(), God #romised about ivin you ),, thin s for free, at +O char e7 *ev&@1:G: 'e that overcometh shall inherit all thin sA and " will be his God, and he shall be my son& "t doesn%t say God will 3(,, us all thin s for .our best offerin /& 8es#ite the fact God treats us like beloved sons, #reachers try to #ut a 3P"*"- O6 6()* >@ -im&1:GB on God%s #eo#le to et their money& 3#eakin of dum#in shedloads of cash out of the windows of heaven, 5alachi 3:19 is often used as a sled ehammer to crack o#en wallets out in the #ews: Brin ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and #rove me now herewith, saith the ,O*8 of hosts, if " will not o#en you the windows of heaven, and #our you out a blessin , that there shall not be room enou h to receive it& "n all other biblical conte$ts where God s#eaks of o#enin the windows of heaven, 'e means only one thin : *)"+7 0hy would God all1of1a1sudden switch ears and chan e from water to wam#um here in the Book of 5alachi! )nd why would God chan e from storin meat >or foodB in 'is house, to storin money! 5aybe the #eo#le ot so much rain they ot sick of it, and didn%t think it was such a bi blessin no more& 3o they be ed God to sto# the rain and start dum#in dollars out of the sky7 Preachers #ut a 3P"*"- O6 6()* on Christians by misa##lyin 5alachi& "n other articles and videos " o into meticulous detail to #rove the falsehood of monetary tithin , or tithin of any kind for the +ew -estament saint& -he whole book of 5alachi is addressed to the +ation of "srael, and #articularly the ,evitical Priesthood >see 5alachi 1:1 and @:1B& God%s an er and threats of :ud ment in 5alachi are laid on the church by self1a##ointed e$#ounders >e$#andersB of the 0ord of God, who sit in God%s seat of authority and mi$ u# elements of the Old and +ew Covenants to enrich themselves& -he Bible has only one use for them: as a 5O+(25);(*7 -hey count on the fact most Christians don%t have time to study the Bible for themselves& Just et a load of this #assa e from 5alachi cha#ter 3, the main te$t tithe teachers use a ainst God%s #eo#le: 5al&3:3: )nd he >GodB shall sit as a refiner and #urifier of silver: and he shall #urify -'( 3O+3 O6 ,(I", and #ur e them as old and silver, that they may offer unto the ,O*8 an offerin in ri hteousness& 4 -hen shall the offerin of Judah and Jerusalem be #leasant unto the
,O*8, as in the days of old, and as in former years& E )nd " will come near to you to :ud mentA and " will be a swift witness a ainst the sorcerers, and a ainst the adulterers, and a ainst false swearers, and a ainst those that o##ress the hirelin in his wa es, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stran er from his ri ht, and fear not me, saith the ,O*8 of hosts& ? 6or " am the ,O*8, " chan e notA therefore ye 3O+3 O6 J)COB are not consumed& -he last verse Juoted, verse ?, is :ust two verses away from 5alachi 3:F119, the O+,2 #art of 5alachi #reachers find #rofitable, the O+,2 #art they ever Juote after they ri# it out of its conte$t to club Christians over the head with it& 0ho is God addressin in 5alachi 3, as 'e ets all bent out of sha#e about the arba ey way #oor #eo#le and wa e slaves are bein treated by the kin #ins with all the money! -he 3O+3 O6 ,(I" )+8 -'( 3O+3 O6 J)COB7 -hey%re the dirtba s who are ri##in off the #oor, who are committin adultery, sorcery and #er:ury7 -his scri#ture is +O- addressed to the sons of Gentile #eo#les, which com#rise the vast ma:ority of the church of Jesus Christ& "f #art of this cha#ter a##lies to the church, it ),, does7 "f #art of a letter is written to you it ),, is777 3o ne$t time your #reacher rins like a #olecat and invites the con re ation to turn to 5alachi 3: F119, watch your wallet like a hawk and ask him after the service why he accused you of adultery, sorcery and #er:ury7 0hen he says .'uh!/ #oint out that 5alachi cha#ter 3 is addressed to that kind of folks7 <nscru#ulous men of od have found the 3ubmission 8octrine a real old mine& -hey inter#ret .submission/ as unconditional obedience& "f they tell you to :um# off a cliff, you%ve otta do it or .God/ won%t love you anymore& .0e%re the #ro from 8over,/ they%ll say& .0e%re the uys who studied all that Greek obbledy ook four whole years while you read comic books& 0e%re the ones who went to 3eed 6aith 3eminary to learn how to #rance around on the sta e and teach all you arba e1collectin , bur er1fli##in , ditch1di in #easants out in the con re ation& -he 0ord of God says you owe us double honor for bein smarter than you& 3o shut u# and #ay u#7 Preachers will brin your mind into ca#tivity till you%re way too scared to say anythin , even if you%ve found a thousand 3cri#tural #roofs they%re lyin to you& 3o you .submit/ to these s#iritual butchers while they make a do %s dinner of your relationshi# with God and take your money&
Preachers weave a certain mystinkD" mean, 523-"L<(7 around themselves and their entoura e when they come to town& 5aybe it%s the soft music and li htin that makes them a##ear an elic when they float onto sta e& 5aybe it%s their effeminate hand wavin , their s#iritually seductive voice intonations, the melodramatic facial e$#ressions and the whole son and dance act rehearsed before a mirror before the show be ins& ) tiny toddler handin me a bunch of flowers couldn%t have melted my heart more than .Brother G&/ 'e had the ha##y, sweet face of a five1 year1old& -o this day " believe G& meant well because he would ive out his home #hone number to anybody who wanted to call for #rayer& 'e loved the ,ord with all his heart and ot real e$cited about 'im& But G& was messed u# about some of his doctrine& .-he bi er the sacrifice, the bi er the blessin /, you%d always hear him say& But . ivin to od/ O+,2 meant ivin to some .ordained/ minister& 'e made me low inside, listenin to him over the radio and as " read his letters which challen ed me to .#rove od/ with what little " had& -his other #reacher, .Brother P&/, knew how to work crowds& 'is hands were burnin red hot, he%d write& +O0 was the time for him to im#art . od%s/ anointin to you& 'e%d send several color1coded #ieces of mail in one #ouch& )s .ste#s of faith/ and .#oints of contact/, we had to s#rinkle a salt #acket on our ton ue, anoint our #illow, si n a red hankie, and ),0)23 RUSH a .s#ecial one1time ift/ to ne$t mornin %s mail& 0e were su##osed to take out a different1colored envelo#e and follow its instructions on a certain day of a certain month, and once we%d faithfully done everythin accordin to instructions, we could sit back and e$#ect the .seed to row/ and for od to do his bit and brin the bi bonanCa blessin to et us out of #overty forever&
"t%s like ettin hooked on crack, this business of #layin . od%s/ slot machine in Cloud1;ookoo ,and to et his blessin & -he frid e is em#ty, but you take your last two dollars and mail it off to the reedy clutches of some #reacher in California who%s drivin a new ,e$us and livin in a i antic mansion in a ated community& Brother P&%s . od/ ot it all wron one day when he wrote to his .dau hter/ 3andy, and made reat #redictions for .her/ future, >tied to .her/ willin ness to .sow a seed/, of courseB& -urned out this #articular .3andy/ was a man7 " know God%s ot so many kids 'e can%t count Mem, but surely 'e%d at least et his own child%s ender ri ht7 5y brother )dam ke#t ettin a##eal letters from #reachers for many years& One came from .3t& 5attress%s Church/& -hey sent him a #a#er #rayer ru with Jesus% face on it& 8e#endin on which an le you looked at it from, Jesus% eyes would either o#en or close& .,ook into the ,ovin (yes of Jesus/, it said, and don%t for et to send back 2O<* B(3- O66(*"+G to activate your faith& )t the end of one year )dam ot a letter that went somethin like this: 8ear Brother )dam, One day " was in my #rayer closet seekin the ,ord& ) cloud of dee# rief overshadowed me& "t was so heavy it crushed my heart and made my s#irit wee#& "n des#air " cried out unto the ,ord and said, .0hy are 2ou rievin within me, O ,ord!/ " won%t o into reat detail what the ,ord showed me, but 'is warnin left me shakin head to toe& 3o " RUSHED to my office and be an this letter to you& -his much the ,O*8 will allow me to share with you: )dam, as a fellow1brother in the ,O*8, " warn you that <+,(33 2O< )C- 6)3-, the 8(I", will sneak in and trash your whole life& 'e%ll make this the )B3O,<-( 0O*3-, most '(,,"3' year 2ou%ve (I(* lived, so bad you%ll wish you%d never been born7 2our O+(1-"5( 3O3 Offerin to GO8 will s#are you all that hell and ive you the victory, and -'(+ you%ll en:oy the most blessed year of GO8%3 GO,8(+ P*O3P(*"-2 blessin s ever& ,ove in Christ, Brother 5attress&
)dam ot this kind of messa e many months after he died7 8oesn%t . od/ kee# track of who lives and who dies! 3hoot fire7 'ow can thin s et any craCier in *eli ionland! Preachers are so worried they mi ht have to moonli ht at 5c8onald%s that they%re turnin into tomb robbers7 -hese #reachers can%t heal a fly and they know it7 -he only ift they%ve ot is the Gift of Gab& Counterfeitin -he Gift of Pro#hecy has brou ht in untold bucks for reli ious buccaneers& 5iracle crusade #reachers ;+O0 their bi est donor base, Charismatics and Pentecostals, believe in #ro#hesyin , even if your ty#ical Ba#tist or 5ethodist doesn%t >some other #reacher can use more conventional means instead of #ro#he1,2"+G to et those #eo#le%s moneyB& 3o a mi hty .-hus saith the ,ord7/ sto#s all further Juestions and makes the reci#ient feel too intimidated to study the Bible for themselves to find out the *(), truth behind the hocus #ocus #reacher& "nstead of slowin down to investi ate the #reacher%s claims, the #erson%s heart #al#itates with #leasure that od would actually be talkin one1on1one to him or her about -'("* needs7 -he lord sure is wonderful, Mcause all he%s char in for his .free/ services this month is N4O&G1 that you%ve s#rinkled with sea salt and sle#t over the ni ht before7 0hen " looked at Brother P%s red hankie " had to si n and send back, it had other si natures on it, alle edly from other folks who had si ned and returned it to the #reacher& 6unny how the s#acin between all the letters was identical, the handwritin was all the same, even the ink was all the same color& 2ou feel a rush of e$#ectation as the end of the month a##roaches and . od/ 5<3- honor your .faith/ and make you a Cillionaire :ust like the #reacher& ) sane, rational, fairly intelli ent human bein has been
by a false reli ious s#irit masJueradin as the 'oly 3#irit7 )nd believe you me, nothin is more des#icable than these .thus saith the lord/ come1on cons that come in the #reacher%s mail which #romise you .unconditional/ blessin s )3 >ifB you ste# out in faith and .honor od with your substance/ >take your kid%s milk and cereal money and mail it off so the #reacher don%t have to dirty his hands workin a *(), :ob7B )s #reachers root in the dirt for money, +O-'"+G is sacred anymore7
Preachers don%t take God%s warnin s about blas#hemy a ainst the 'oly Ghost seriously >see 5att&1@:3113@A 5ark 3:@F139A ,uke 1@:19B& -hey don%t take God%s dealin s with )nanias and 3a##hira seriously >)cts E:1111B because they they%re in ca#tivity to lust for money& 3o they%ll #lay mind ames with God%s #eo#le to #ry money out of them& 'o#eful souls in the vast auditorium wait forever for the .s#ecial music/ to finally end, so the star of the show will float onsta e to #erform his ma ic& 3cientists have #roven that music alters a #erson%s state of consciousness and induces a semi1hy#notic state& -his makes #eo#le far more rece#tive to the #reacher%s in#ut& 3ettin the mood and re ulatin the atmos#here can make or break a #rofessional miracle revivalist& Combine meltin ly emotional back round music with #rofessional sta e li htin and half the #reacher%s :ob is done for him as he .walks the aisles/ lettin . od/ use the wonder1workin miracle of modern technolo y to reveal secrets throu h the tiny radio bu in his ear& Peter and Paul, eat your heart out7 -he #reacher fi ures it%s :ust as easy to fake . od%s #resence/ in the auditorium as it is to synthesiCe vanilla e$tract in some lab& 3oft, sensuous melodies, either orchestral or #i#ed1in, will tri#le the effectiveness of a #reacher%s earnest #leas for .every head bowed, every eye closed, let the lord s#eak to your heart and draw you closer unto himself so you%ll surrender your life >and your walletB to him before he #asses you by&/ )s if kissed by unseen an els, feathery li ht beams dance, fairylike, on bowed heads in a #rayer1misted atmos#here lowin with holy e$#ectation& 0ee#y
or an chords waft u# unto the lord, #leadin for him to come throu h for the crowd& 3houts of .Glory to God7 and Praise Jesus7/ is whis#ered by the reverent crowd han in in sus#ense waitin to see what . od/ will do throu h their mi hty man of od& Peo#le wee# with Juiet :oy& Only a leathery old bullfro wouldn%t shed a ra#turous tear, or swear he%s been touched dee# in his soul& One holy host1im#ostor ot cau ht ettin .su#ernatural/ information funneled via radio receiver into his ear& 'i h above in a sound booth, his wife radioed him tidbits of vital information leaned from earlier interviews with individuals in the crowd& Brother P& shouted all the correct buCCwords: .Glory to God7 -hank you Jesus7/ .'allelu:ah7/ as he hurled crutches onto the sta e live an Olym#ic :avelin thrower& 'e%s a slick showman& 3o many times "%ve otten the im#ression those #reachers are afraid that if the musicians #layed a horrible racket instead of silky soft elevator music, it would scare their ima inary holy s#irit away& Can you ima ine Peter unable to heal the sick in the market#lace because 'is music team didn%t show u# and some man is hollerin and screamin at his overloaded donkey, and the ,ord couldn%t stand the racket so 'e left for reener #astures! +O0'(*( in the +- does it state that .s#ecial music/ or soft li htin are reJuired to set the mood for the a##earance of the *(), 3#irit of God7 Peo#le do en:oy music, but the *(), reason for the lovely music and back round theatrics is to mess with #eo#le%s brain waves and bewitch them into a false sense of the ,ord%s #resence in that den of iniJuity7 0ho%s onna refuse to ive . od/ their milk money in such a hallowed settin ! Preachers who ;+O0"+G,2 fake a move of the 3#irit of God and im#ersonate 'is voice to sJueeCe money out of des#erate, hurtin #eo#le will burn in hell for all eternity7 "t would be far better if a millstone were tied around their neck and they drowned in the dee# blue sea than to tri# u# ullible souls with their lies and wreck #eo#le%s lives7 0ho can tell the thousands who must have left the ,ord when the nasty stuff hit the fan and they were left bankru#t and homeless and wondered why od didn%t come throu h and #our out the windows of heaven to make them millionaires before the ne$t rent was due! "ma ine some du#ed housewife mailin off her rocery allowance and :oyfully tellin her hubby that by tomorrow, . od/ will not only ive it back, he%ll multi#ly it a hundred1fold, and hubby will never have to o back to arba e collectin ever a ain7 Oh, ha##y days7 Can you ima ine all the marria es reedy #reachers have busted u# when the
Bi 0indfall Blessin not only failed to materialiCe, but the Curse of the ,aw kicked in and #eo#le went from bein #oor to destitute! -he Curse of the ,aw >Gal&3:19B comes u#on a believer who falls from the race of God >Gal&E:4B back into de#endin on their own works >or iftsB to #lacate God and earn 'is blessin & Back in the Old -estament, believers were reJuired to offer u# sacrifices to #lease God and stay in 'is favor& 3ometimes they even offered the 0*O+G sacrifice and ot God%s disa##roval instead of 'is blessin >Gen&4:11GB& -he need for material offerin s to merit God%s favor ceased after Christ%s final sacrifice of 'imself& +ow we offer u# 3P"*"-<), sacrifices only, as Christ%s *oyal Priesthood >" Pet&@:EB& Jesus never once commanded #eo#le to ive to rich #reachers, only to relieve the sufferin of the #oor& 0e share what we have to meet true +((83 as God leads out of love, not to .#rove/ >tem#tB God to et 'im to do somethin s#ectacular on our behalf& Gal&3:19: 6or as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all thin s which are written in the book of the law to do them& (ither you a##roach God as 'is beloved child receivin 'is 6*(( ifts, or as a be ar throwin money at 'im to try to soften 'is heart& Guess which a##roach is more scri#tural! PPPPPP htt#:KKban#reacher reed&tri#od&com htt#:KKwww&scribd&comKdocK14OGO??1KBi 1Bucks1and1the1Boo erman htt#:KKwww&scribd&comKdocK4?1GG9FK6astin 1-ithin 1Blessin 1 Brin ers1or1Burdens
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