Note: Today’s message is a deep one that some may not be ready to read, hear, and digest. So I’m letting you know upfront that if you are one who is clearly naive to the majority of things around you, this message may be difficult to take in and run with. Today’s message is also not a quick paragraph per section, so don’t think that you will zoom through it. Are you ready?
“This, then, is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. For everyone who practices wicked things hates the light and avoids it, so that his deeds may not be exposed. But anyone who lives by the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God.”
John 3:19-21 HCSB
Father I pray for discernment to see clearly those who would rather turn to darkness than Your Light. May I see them and keep my distance if they chose not to embrace Your Love. Those who rebuke Jesus cannot be a part of my inner circle. Let me lovingly put them in a separate category and pray for them, but not be subjected to their negative energy. I will not hate them but will love them from afar, and allow You to work on them.
I pray for the discernment to see the intent and heart of those who are paid to entertain the world. May I see the Truth in their words, images, and behavior. For there are some people who boldly serve another master, the enemy, and there are some who are torn between serving it and serving You. Let me see Father so that I do not invest one penny or one moment in their lie. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
There are a lot of wolves in sheep clothing and there are a lot of wolves walking around in plain sight. Pray for negative people and let those that you associate with know that you are praying for them. Lovingly keep your distance from those who refuse to embrace God’s Love, but don’t stop praying for them.
Entertainment with Negative Ulterior Motives
There are entertainers and athletes who either wholly embrace or find it fashionable to worship, advertise, and/or promote the enemy and those that serve it. Either they are motivated by those executives that pay them, motivated by peers, or always found it fascinating growing up—they have taken to subtly or overtly displaying signs of darkness for the public to view.
It is not fashionable to walk around with satanic or cult symbols and words. It is not fashionable to say you are possessed by demons, spirits, etc. It is not fashionable to have music videos with images of demons in it, unless you are showing the Light casting out those demons. To uplift and celebrate darkness shows a person’s character and their allegiance. The line in the sand has been drawn.
I’m not referring to an actor pretending to be a character in a movie, I’m referring to actors who outside of their roles in movies (who in their every day lives), wear images and throw up hand gestures that are symbolic of the occult. I’m talking about singers and rappers cleverly and creatively forcing demonic and satanic propaganda and messaging into our minds.
There’s nothing cute about putting up hand signals that is symbolic of and represents the enemy, or any other element of darkness. Doing so clearly signifies that you are not a Christian. You are not a believer and follower of Christ. You do not walk in and reflect the Light. You instead have pledged an allegiance to the enemy. Don’t tell me it’s a marketing ploy, because you can’t explain that away to Jesus or God.
Children and adults are naively listening, watching, and purchasing music and clothing from people who have chosen to serve darkness. Every cent that goes towards that purchase endorses this belief system, and indirectly gives relevance to the enemy—because your money continues to pay for the marketing and promotion of this nonsense.
I have made a decision to destroy and delete all music that clearly or subliminally glorifies the enemy and darkness. I will no longer support these artists on any level. My hard-earned money will not be invested in their dark campaign. I don’t care how attractive they are or what songs they include on their albums that appear to be positive, I will not knowingly support a lie. I will not pay for a ticket to an event or film they are participating in. I will not knowingly support the enemy.
Pay attention to what you are listening to, singing, dancing to, reading, reciting, mimicking, reposting, and retweeting. This is not entertainment it is a battle for your mind, heart, spirit, and soul. I don’t say this to scare you but to empower you to think, question, research, and to pray for discernment. Do not be a slave to the system that believes you are too ignorant, dumb, or busy to pay attention to what they are selling you.
Yes, Question So-called Christians
Question everything and everyone. Yes, even so-called Christians need to also be questioned because they could very well be serving two masters knowingly or unknowingly. You have folks preaching one thing and then sneaking off doing the exact thing that they told others not to do (or worse).
You have preachers, pastors, ministers, elders, bishops, deacons, priests, and so-called prophets who are adulterers, child molesters, abusers, drug users, alcoholics, rapists, porn addicts, participants in prostitution and human trafficking, those who are into beastiality, and other things that they preach against in their pulpit. Yes, they are hypocrites. Yes, they are serving two masters. Yes, you are to question them.
Remember that they are not your Master or Wayshower, but they are merely servants who have claimed a commitment to serving God and spreading His Word, to build His Kingdom. They are not to be worshipped or showered with expensive gifts, etc. Read your Bible and recall how appalled Jesus was at how religious leaders had taken advantage of the people, taken the money of the poor instead of serving the poor.
They have no hierarchy over you or closer relationship to God—we all can talk to God, some of us just choose to serve Him in greater and grander ways. Their so-called commitment to Christ should place higher responsibilities on them and hold them accountable for what they practice versus what they preach.
We all should be held accountable for the labels and titles that we give ourselves, accept, and proclaim. Just like you shouldn’t take on the title of Chief Executive Officer, President, or Chief Operating Office, without expecting to be held accountable—do not call yourself a minister, preacher, prophet, prophetess, or any other name and then feel like you should not be held accountable to walk the walk. The moment you take on a title or role the world is watching, and if we’re watching don’t you think that Jesus and God are also? Think about it. You will be held accountable on Earth and in Heaven.
This is guaranteed.
Whew. Now take a breath. I know it was a lot to read and take in. Today is a deep, real-talk message because I think from time-to-time we need to rock the boat, check each other, and check ourselves. Sometimes we get too comfortable and we then begin to overlook things that God really needs us to see, defend ourselves from, and fight against. I pray for each of you and hope that you also pray for me. We must always stay ready so we don’t have to get ready.
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