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Using parallels with the people who built the tower of Babel, noted revivalist John Burton of Detroit reveals in Charisma Magazine a brutally honest portrait of the homosexual movement’s social agenda along with nine “prophetic keys” that can restrain its power. If you’re sick of the Osteenish type of equivocation , read on and equip yourself.
We agree with Pastor Burton: we are at war! Too many Christians still fail to see homosexuality and its destructive agenda as the foremost threat to the spiritual health and welfare of the church. That ignorance works to the advantage of the church’s enemies. Because the church is the last line of defense against this agenda’s insatiable lust for dominance, multiple strategies have been launched to break those defenses.
Its important for faithful Christians opposed to the homosexual agenda to know its not our charge to eradicate sin of any kind. We need not fret ourselves over laws passed. Remember they passed laws against Daniel, and it looked like his opponents had won a great victory over his refusal to obey the unjust law. But we all know how that turned out. Our responsibility is to restrain and restrict sin’s growth and influence. We accomplish this by being what Jesus identified as “salt and light” in Matthew 5:13-16. Such sin retardants have profound affect on the greater good. Unrestrained sin with no Christians is like a forest fire with no firefighters.
Burton shares insight and a harder strategic response needed in this season. “God opened up a powerful strategy to disrupt the momentum of the homosexual agenda to me—and a successful campaign will result in innumerable people set free.”, he says.
Barton believes this strategy will set people free if the church can unify around it. That may be the most difficult part of the strategy is unity. Our unity was the first defense attacked and it has not yet recovered. There is a growing schism —a spiritual civil war if you will— on the issue of homosexuality and its parent problem the authority and credibility of scripture.
The agenda of the gay movement is patently deceptive because the spirit controlling it is deceptive. Deception is primarily a spiritual issue which must be fought with spiritual weapons.
“The gay agenda is driven by a spirit. We must keep this in mind. Of course, we don’t wrestle with people. We wrestle with unholy spirits. But it’s true that many people are in alliance with those very spirits we are battling, so it’s unfortunately common for there to be collateral damage. Don’t mistake that collateral damage with fighting against flesh and blood. When we deal with evil spirits, those who renounce them will be set free, while those who embrace them will experience their judgment.”
In the conspiracy, Burton has also spotted the gay christian movement. Its role as favored religious aberration by the political homosexual movement is unmistakable.
When they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens… —Gen.11:4a
The goal then was to take dominion, and that’s the goal now. The city represents the plan to spread horizontally around the world—to see homosexuality become not only accepted, but the primary leader of humanity. This spirit doesn’t simply want to be affirmed—it wants to dominate. The tower represents a connection with heaven. The “gay Christian” movement is moving at the speed of light—and even the most biblically sound arguments against it are not convincing those who are seduced by this spirit. The unity is too strong, and the response of the church has been too weak. This simultaneous horizontal and vertical advance of the homosexual movement is brilliant, though not original. We saw it at Babel, and we’ll see it again at the end of the age.
Some Christians ad social conservatives are already conceding that social issues such as homosexual marriage, like abortion, will eventually become the law of the land. When it occurs that doesn’t mean the fight has been lost but rather that ultimate victory is nearer than we may imagine. According to Jesus, the widespread proliferation of perversion is not a victory for its supporters, its a sign to its opponents that our redemption is nigh.
Even with this in mind our response is never to retreat to isolationist positions deep in religious ghettos called churches. The Jews of the Warsaw ghetto showed us that no matter how great the odds against us, they are temporary. Evil may indeed appear to triumph for a season. When we will have done all we are charged to do, what remains is in the hands of our sovereign God.
Channel 8 WISHTV carried this interesting story involving a gay church in Indianapolis.
A church congregation that was expecting to share space with another was forced to worship outside on Sunday. Now, the pastor is threatening to take legal action. The pastor of Powerhouse Church of Indianapolis gave 24-Hour News 8 a copy of the contract he had with The House of God Church to use its facility. He said when they showed up for their first service this morning, they weren’t allowed inside. A church isn’t just defined by its four walls. It’s defined by the people who worship there. And standing under the sun along Schofield Avenue, members of Powerhouse Church of Indianapolis proudly put that on display.
Who wrote this “news story”, one of the church members? Since when does a real reporter editorialize in a news story about whether the church is a true representative of a biblical congregation or not? But we digress on the media’s incestuous desires for all things gay. The House of God made no comment as to the reason why it denied access to the incognito gay church.
“This was to be our first service here. We had signed a temporary lease for three months to worship here while we were in transition to our next space,” said the church leader Keith McQueen. “We gave them money, we had signatures and when we showed up, we were denied access not only to the church, but even onto the property.”
Some are calling the situation a publicity stunt to attract more members. Given the slant of the report, it sounds like they found someone willing to whip up the emotive frenzy in the church’s favor.
Pastors beware, homosexual churches have went full scale incognito! Before you allow any church to rent your facility, you should inquire as to their beliefs on homosexuality. Ask pointed, direct questions about the church’s doctrine, the lifestyle of the pastor or leader and who they are connected to. In addition do some basic online research to see who these people are BEFORE you agree to let sex heretics use your facility to “worship” a god different than the one you know to be true. In addition, update your bylaws and policies NOW to reflect what activities are allowed on your property.
This deception is something GCM Watch pointed out before here. Gay churches are disguising their true identities for one reason: to gain access that in most cases they could never have. In order to accomplish that four deceptive tactics are used.
1. They no longer own the term “gay” in connection with their churches. Now, the term of choice is “inclusive”, “inclusion” or “LGBTQI”. They dont want to be known as a gay church for same reason they dropped identifying with the term homosexual. Once inclusion becomes a liability, they will drop it as well and find another deceptive term to hide behind.
2. They have names that ape pentecostal churches i.e. Powerhouse
3. They ape church titles, forms of dress, etc. Wearing long robes, clergy collars, calling themselves bishops, apostles, etc.
4. Speaking “churchanese” which fools unsuspecting churches, especially those who need the extra money.
Whether the House of God church could legally do what they did is for the law to decide.
Pastor Robby Gallanty of Chattanooga, TN didnt set out to create a viral video. He just wanted to equip his congregation with compassionate, but uncompromising truth. The message was part of his “True North” series. Like other messages, they posted it on the church website. The end result was an incredible message on sexuality from a Kingdom perspective. It has drawn predictable widespread condemnation from the progay critics and deep admiration from those who love truth and love what truth does when it is given from a pure heart. Watch for yourself.
WGAA 1340 AM reported late yesterday that Bishop David Huskins was found dead in his home.
Polk County Police say they found Bishop David Huskins inside his home in the Meadow Lakes community late Monday afternoon. He was pronounced dead on the scene. According to Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd, detectives believe there was no foul play involved in the tragic incident.
Huskins sent out and email to followers July 10th saying that health concerns could remove him from ministry.
“It has been almost twenty years ago since I had open heart surgery to repair a hole in my heart that had become critical. That started a series of mostly ignored warnings to take care of my heart health. Then in November, I had a mild heart attack (if there is such a thing) and that put me on a path to great introspection of all the areas of my life I had not properly dealt with. I realized I had been in some active church leadership office or role all but the first twelve years of my entire life and even in those first twelve years I taught Sunday School for two years in the little country Baptist church near my home. While I am grateful for all the Lord has allowed me to do I knew sometimes I had let ministry be a substitute for God. I felt Him dealing with me to let go of areas and delegate and release and spend more time with Him and with people not just always in a pulpit. I had started that process much earlier with seeking to place others in charge of the church and! daily duties but still had not relinquished the active roles.
Then over the past few weeks I experienced Congestive Heart Failure twice which forced the cancellation of our annual conference and now I have been told medically I am at the point of complete exhaustion while still dealing with Chronic Congestive Heart Failure. After three nights in I C U and another two night regular hospital stay along with several follow up heart procedures and this past week a Transient Ischemic Attack (minor stroke) and the adaptations of all the medicines (which in some cases have been a nightmare on their own) and the on-going recovery process and having been admitted to bed rest, I am now forced to make some significant and important changes immediately. Even though I have been feeling it and talking about it for a couple of years. The next 90 days minimal will be intensive times of physical therapy and monitoring both heart and neck arteries and avoiding the threat of another heart attack or stroke. Medically over twenty percent of people who ! experience a TIA have a full stroke within ninety days. TIAs are viewed as a warning unless used as a precaution. I am submitting to the precaution.
As most of you know I wrote over a year ago about the need for many of us to take a break, get counsel, seek a sabbatical or otherwise make changes. We even held a January Conference around that concept. I put a plan in place for a sabbatical or even a succession plan. We discussed many of these subjects but I then returned quickly to the rigors of ministry. Now it is medically required and physically necessary for me to adapt. Much of the battle and recovery is dealing with all the side effects and issues of the medicines I am on as well as the physical long term recovery. The truth is however the need for a real sabbatical is long over due. The effects of this mini-stroke and the medicines along with the energy lost from the congestive heart failures keep me very confused, often times unable to articulate my thoughts clearly and then also all the physical limits and battles. I am thankful that they say all that is temporary and will be over in time.”
While serving as head of the International Communion of Charismatic Churches, Huskins became ensnared in the controversy surrounding homosexual former Bishop Jim Swilley. Huskins sent GCMW an email and placed a public statement repuidiating Swilley, but soon after removed the public statement and denied he’d ever sent an email to us. GCM Watch reported on Bishop Huskins here and here.
Now, we know why Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. With all the other sins which had declared war on us, he refused to allow it to escape crucifixion with him. He didn’t affirm it because it had power over us. Instead, he destroyed its power over us once and for all on Calvary! And he did all of this in the open so that there would ne no question as to who was the victor at Calvary. Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Colossians 2:15
Good news to report amidst the serial bad news that continues to gush from the office chambers of the apostate wing of American Christianity. Bishop David Maxwell a former vocal supporter of homosexual marriage and its rider issues, strongly denounced it and renounced his support of it in an May 19th oped.
Via the Gospel Herald:
One of Lansing, Michigan’s most prominent Black pastors, Bishop David Maxwell, had been quoted in the press in May of 2012, as saying that he agreed with homosexuals and lesbians who say that so called gay marriage is a “civil right”.
Maxwell, Pastor of Eliezer Temple Church in Lansing, Michigan, has also served as head of Mayor Virg Bernero’s Office of Faith-based Initiatives, was quoted as saying:
“Many of my comrades in the faith community have a struggle and cannot separate the theology with the civics of the president executing fairness and equity for all persons, It’s a civil right. The sad thing about it is: You would have thought that the African-American pastoral or theological community would have sensitivity when they themselves have struggled civil rights-wise.”
Maxwell also praised President Barack Obama for promoting an agenda to redefine marriage as other than between one man and one woman, “”I think the president is to be commended. He did not allow his own Christian philosophy or theology to dominate his presidential responsibility.” However, in a recent letter dated May 19, 2014, Bishop Maxwell has clearly changed his mind regarding his support of marriage redefinition and his criticism of predominantly Black churches as being “homophobic”.
“After reading statements attributed to me in a recent article, of which did not completely state my position on same sex marriage, and may lead some to view my statements as an endorsement of sort of same sex marriage. I am compelled to set the record straight”.
Maxwell also recanted all of his previous accusations against black churches for being “homophobic”.