Friendship of the World IS Enmity with God
Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Isaiah 58:1
There have been several "Gospel" awards shows recently, and they all have one thing in common: a love of the world. People mistakenly believe that if you slap the name of Jesus on anything, it becomes Christian. This is not so.
The following video engages in a discussion of the recent "Celebration of Gospel" awards show which was featured on BET. The theme was "10 Years, Faithfully Yours." I have no doubt these shows have been faithful; the question is to whom have they been faithful?
According to Steve Harvey, the "celebration of Gospel" has always been about merging the church with the world.
He says, "We have always brought in people from the secular world into this [church] world. But what you find out is the people who just make their living in the secular world have never really left this [church] world. It is just that they have found a means out there...When they hit the stage, they are going to give praise to the one who has taken them to the top of the charts." They did proceed to the stage and gave praise to the one who has taken them to the top of the secular charts; his name is Satan.
Is this why Jesus came? Is this what the Gospel is about? Joining with the world and proclaiming that we ALL serve God in spite of how we live? Is the world supposed to be the light unto the church or is the church a light unto the world? Is the world in darkness or is the church?
"And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness." I John 5:19
Why are people sitting up under the world, letting the world teach them and preach to them about what it is to serve Christ? Because this is not the church.
"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4
WHAT?! That's right! All the shouting, all the Amening, all the arms upraised, all the Hallelujahing is all for naught. This is the world entertaining the world by playing religion. It is a show of flesh and an exaltation of all that is carnal under a cover of a false Christianity that Scripture calls the WHORE of Babylon. It looks like a whore, talks like a whore, dresses like a whore, and behaves like a whore. Instead of being faithful to Jesus, Babylon plays the harlot by prostituting itself on all the high places. God's word is surely true.
"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is NOT of the Father, but is of the world." I John 2:16
How do you have a "Gospel celebration" while forgetting the very nature of the Gospel?? When did the "Gospel" become about worldly talent and acceptance instead of sanctification unto Jesus Christ?? Are those who are of the world, promoting the world, living after the world really just Christians at heart who are simply doing what they "got to do" to be successful?
"Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God." I Corinthians 2:12
The BET Gospel Awards, the Stellar Awards, the Dove Awards...these events are becoming showcases for the degeneration of the church. We are witnessing the great apostasy happen right before our eyes as women prance half-naked and men sashay on the way to Hell, while pretending to serve JEEEEEEESUS! The spirit of the world has walked into and merged into the fabric of what is called church, and now some cannot even tell the different between the spirit of a sodomite and the Holy Spirit of God.
"And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." II Corinthians 6:15-18
We are not even received by the Father until we have come out from amongst that which is unclean and separated from it...in our hearts. That is what repentance is, a turning away from that which is sinful and defiled. What makes these people think that they can embrace that which is unclean and call themselves Christians? A false, perverted Gospel.
STOP playing with God, for HE is not playing! Several have told me that God has given them a message saying this year He will make a separation between the wheat and the tares. Where will you wind up standing? The things these "stars" and "churchfolk" are doing in the name of Christ is beyond shameful...and yet who will stand against it and represent the true Gospel?
"For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him." II Corinthians 11:4
Which "Jesus" do YOU serve? If you can enjoy, promote, or defend the type of FILTH featured in these videos, then have no doubt that the "Jesus" you serve is not the True & Living God.
"If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you." John 15:18-19
Do we believe Jesus' words? He does not say the world will hate you sometimes, nor does He say that some of the world will hate you. The world WILL hate you. Why? Because you have been chosen OUT of the world. According to Jesus, if you are still "of the world" - and loved by the world - it is a testimony to the fact that you are NOT in Christ.
If you claim to love the Lord, and have been involved in or supporting this pseudo-religious nonsense, then you must repent...and quick, for time is short. Stop trying to be accepted, be famous, be adored, be applauded, be liked by the world. CAST DOWN these idols you have erected, repent, deny your "self", and follow Christ.
When you promote a false Gospel like the one featured in the earlier Steve Harvey video, you will only attract false converts. Only the true Gospel message is the power to save...out from the world.
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