1 Corinthians 10:21 KJV — Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
Ephesians5:11 KJV — And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
Dear good Christian people, ministers, and bishops. If i could have a few minutes of your time i would like to address some things with you.
First Jesus saves is as relevant today as ever. Jesus saves and delivers from sin and death and hell. Jesus was stripped bare that you may be clothed upon with salvation. The charges that were against us were nailed to that tree. He who knew no sin was, made to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. He is first and I pray ever shall be first.
Second I was at a music festival the other night. Their music is a perversion of the gift of God. It’s a drinking party, full of curses, lust and hedonism. It’s loving the world and the pleasures of sin for a season.
So, I saw the bishop. He is well known, loved, and respected. I was presenting Jesus Christ his mighty power to save and deliver. He wanted to shake my hand and pat me on the back and tell me “you’re doing a good job.” I wasn’t having it.
I asked respectfully and plainly “have you repented of your sins?” He said “that’s not very loving. That’s not love.” I said I rebuke you. He said “you’re” rebuking me? I said “Yes Sir. Don’t tell me you’re a child of God and go sit down at the devil’s table. Don’t tell me you’re a servant of Christ and go give God’s money to the devil. I rebuke you in Jesus name.” He hurried off to catch up with his wife. It happens in my city. Maybe I don’t see them but I hear later the the minister of Christ was there with his wife for date night.
Street preaching is mean and hard and awful and brutal and looks like hacking and chopping and clearing back the jungle. But it is “preparing a highway.”
Street preaching is breaking and noise and controversy. Jesus is still a “Rock of offense.” Street preaching is wading into a stream of sin and a current of deception looking for the hand of a drowning man. All the while the storm rages the waters rise and the rains continue to fall. Maybe you have heard Jesus seeks and Jesus saves!
At home is rest and peace on the street it’s battles and conflict and bruises and wounds and loss.
My dear bishops, please, if you can’t stand a brother in Christ calling for repentance, step back, lest the Rod of God fall on you!