Friday, June 7, 2013

Man Up

"And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him." Joshua 6:5

Omega Church & Ministries Center has issued a clarion call to all men: Man up!  What does that mean?  It is time for men to stand up and take their rightful places in the home, in the church, in the community, and in this world at large.  While the beliefs supporting this proclamation are listed below, you can read the entire "Man Up Manifesto" here.

Consider Joshua 6:5.  Once the trumpet sounded - once the call came forth - the walls of the enemy came down flat and the men walked up straight.  This is my prayer for the men of the Church, that every weight, hindrance, and bondage would be removed in the name of Jesus so that they may walk upright and straight in the calling & power given them of the Lord. 

The call has been given.  Who will answer?  Who will rise up and have their cooked paths made straight before the Lord?  The choice is yours to make.  Don't be found MIA (missing in action).

In addition to the Man Up Manifesto, other messages have been listed below to edify and encourage.

MESSAGES

Balls
There is a necessity for men to loose themselves from that which disempowers them and take their place in the spiritual war against wickedness.

Our Father
What does it mean for God to be our "Father" and why is that important?

Commanders
God is a Commander and He is looking to delegate His authority to commanders.

Catamites
What is a catamite and why has this become a plague amongst men in these days?

You MUST Be Strong!
God is calling you to rebuild the walls.

Anointed for Battle
Why we have to be prepared to go on the offensive in this war against the enemy.

Biblical Manhood
What is the Biblical definition of being a man and what attributes should he have?

Biblical, Godly Authority
Throughout His word, God proclaims that the authority ordained by Him is reflected in patriarchy.

Where Is Mine Honor
Every spiritual problem we deal with has its roots in not knowing how to relate to God as our Father.

The End of Men
Why are men these days predominately portrayed in the media a buffoons or dimwits?


TENETS OF THE MAN UP MANIFESTO
  • Tenet #1: God made man in His image and imparted life into man personally marking him as God’s genetic offspring. (Genesis 2:7, Genesis 1:26-27, Luke 3:38
  • Tenet #2: Men are responsible for governing God’s creation under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit who establishes communion with a man’s spiritual authority, Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:3
  • Tenet #3: Men are responsible for establishing the foundation for civilization which is the nuclear family composed of father, mother and children. (Ephesians 5:25-33
  • Tenet #4: Men are responsible for governing God’s nuclear family on the earth known as the Church of Jesus Christ, governing the Church by displaying selfless love, humility and the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Men are also responsible for protecting the Church from the attacks of Satan, the enemy of God. (1 Timothy 3:1-16, 1 Peter 5:1-8
  • Tenet #5: Men are responsible for leading and conducting a spiritual war against God’s spiritual adversaries, Satan, fallen angels and demons. (Ephesians 6:10-20, 2 Corinthians 10:3-6
  • Tenet #6: Men are primarily responsible for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to save men and women on earth from impending disaster and eternal damnation heeding the warning from Scripture that reveals that God will soon destroy this world along with unrepentant sinners. (Mark 16:15-20, Romans 1:16
  • Tenet #7: Homosexuality is a sin against God, against nature, against civilization, against natural order and against God’s creation. (Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:27, 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:9-10
  • Tenet #8: Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and salvation is not available through any other religious source or pathway. Mankind has only two choices, come to Jesus Christ in humble submission through repentance from sin or be damned eternally in a lake of fire for refusing to do so. (Acts 4:12, Mark 16:15-16, Romans 1:16)

"Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand...And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit." Joel 2:1, 28-29

2 comments:

  1. I truly can appreciate the War Campaign for Men against the Kingdom of Darkness. The truth is I and a majority of men have learned to be MALE and not MEN. Male is simply a function that by the dictates of nature leads us to make a child but not take care of it, Male teaches us the basic attraction to others but not the specific appreciation for that attraction. I speak this from experience, not understanding that only God can make you a Man. Knowledge, information, wealth, religion they do nothing but sidetrack us from relationship with God. Only a relationship with Christ can teach you Divine Manhood. I tried Fraternities, Denominations, Careers and social clubs all it got me was more distance from God and temporary popularity. In the past even in my own ministry I compromised truth for popularity because I didn’t realize that being a Divine Man must happen first before a sermon, before a wedding, before a family. Latter Days, I was born to preach, I preached my first sermon at 11 but so what! If I’m not a Divine MAN OF GOD! What I became was what Jakes, Olsteen, Noel Jones and all the Word Network TBN Clan are; simply WORDSMITH, using my gift while I workout my sins behind the scenes. But the truth is if I would have been taught what I know now a long time ago I would have gotten with God through Christ (FOR REAL) and been taught true divine manhood. Instead I made many SINFUL, STUPID, & DEMONIC decisions resulting in a very hard life for a 36 year old. So to the Males who are endeavoring to become MEN. Trying to be something with Head Knowledge and without Spiritual Knowledge simply destroys you because your flesh is stimulated by the Head Knowledge. I’ve attended the Cemetery (Seminary), travelled the world fighting for my country in Wars ( Iraq 3 times) yet it means nothing without getting with the creator of MEN, God through Christ. In closing Latter Days & brothers, I simply wrote this to encourage the brothers who visit this sight and who don’t yet truly appreciate this War Campaign for Men against the Kingdom of Darkness. You’re sitting under REAL DIVINE PREACHING with REAL TRUTH take advantage of it and simply just GO TO GOD THROUGH CHRIST and let the Holy Spirit change you through the Preaching that you’re hearing. Why? Because this preaching is what has saved ME from MYSELF. GET IN THE FIGHT GRAVITATE FROM MALE TO BEING MEN THROUGH CHRIST TO GOD AND FIGHT!
    Pastor/Brother Mac

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    1. Hi Pastor Mac,

      Thanks for sharing your testimony. We really cannot be men or women apart from the Lord making us into more than just male and female. The world's version of manhood and womanhood is so extremely perverted. I saw a commercial recently with Beyonce where she says "She's a grown woman" and can do what she wants. I could only think, "THAT is what it means to be a grown woman? To not be told what to do? Being free to be whorish?" If we try to be in our own effort what God has designed us to be then we will fail every time...and fail miserably.

      I agree that the Omega Ministries Man Up Manifest is a divine appointment & calling for men to prepare for the times in which we live and engage in the battle to free captives (including themselves). I almost think there should be a sort of Woman of War Manifesto, to provide a foundation for women to be prepared to support the men and engage in the warfare as well. Either way, time is certainly short. We must be sober and redeem the times we are in.

      We are all in a fight for our lives...our spiritual lives. Even if we fall or come up short in some area, we must keep our eyes on the Lord and stay in the fight. People often say that God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called. As we stay before Him, He will fix all that is concerning us. May He continue to mold us into what He has called us to be, to perform the work He has for us as we continue to move forward in His name.

      God Bless!

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