I have seen and heard enough about ministry and our commitment or the lack thereof to it to cause me to ponder the state of this dis-ease and its ability to run rampant in the body and I must say that I am at a lost for words (laughing to myself) for me that’s hard not to have anything to say.
I remember my mom and many people that I have encountered saying that loose lips sink ships. Where does our home training come in that reminds us that the first thing up should not be the first thing out? Where are our manners when our parents bid us that if we could not say something nice then we ought not to say anything at all?
There is an STD – Spiritually Transmitted Dis-Ease that has hit the body that is very similar to Gonorrhea which is similar in affliction to leprosy. However the difference is if gonorrhea is treated you won’t die but like leprosy it is highly contagious and can cause the loss of life and limb.
So into part II of this I go …..
Often called the clap, gonorrhea is caused by the Neisseria gonorrhea bacteria. This bacteria can be found in moist areas of the body. An infected person may also spread gonorrhea from one part of their body to another by touch. "Infections due to Neisseria gonorrhoea, like those due to Chlamydia trachomatis, remain a major cause of pelvic inflammatory disease, tubal infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain About 50% of all infected women and 5-10% of the men with gonorrhea have no symptoms. If symptoms occur, they usually develop 2 days to 10 days after catching the infection.
Simply put its like spiritually transmitted disease (STD) Gonorrhea (in the Holy Ghost) Although gonorrhea is not deadly initially it is contagious; and the physicians or medical community will tell you that you have to protect yourself and your partner during the time of an outbreak by taking the appropriate medication an action, in this case Exposure aint good ! Ministry is too serious for me to pretend, put on airs, and attempt to look deep or act as though I know what God will say when I am waiting just like everybody else. Where has arrogance crept in to the body where you feel your attitude can be nasty and you still be anointed … Not So! In our audacity where have we found or thought that we had a right to put ourself in a position to correct those we say we submit to. The thing being formed can not say to the one who is forming it to make me this way or that; as far as I thought I knew dead mean did not feel.
I must say that I perused this and the response that in it entails an encounter that I have had just this day; but then not really it has been long brewing for months now and all I could say is that I knew there was something there but just what it was I could not pinpoint or rightly say.
I could discern that there was something in the atmosphere that was quite different a smell that tinged on worship but was mingled with something else, for lack of a better word Strange Fire .
Again I pose the question where do we assume it is or place responsibility or right to tell those we submit to because we say the Lord said and then when it is convient all of a sudden and out of nowhere the Lord or perhaps you have changed your mind. The word of God says that He is not a man that He would lie; nor is He the son of man that He should repent. So when the script changes and the status quo no longer applies then who lied or changed their mind; certainly it was not the Lord, so again the title of this message blares like an alarm from a fog horn: U Best Watchyo Mouth !!!!!
While on assignment in New Jersey ministering a message the Lord released a very potent word that was right off tha press. He had me to admonish the man of God and the saints that they had to completely eradicate the spirit of Abnom and Absalom from the house. When we further divide the word of the Lord we find that Abnom was in lust regarding his sister Tamar; so much so he conspired with his friend a plan to successfully orchestrate his plan and in so doing destroyed what should have been a place of covering and covenant relationship between he and his sister. It was internal; yet it was an ugly problem. His father forgave him and admonished him or so we can decipher because the word does not rightly say. We know that Absalom was upset to the point of wanting to kill him.
Now oddly enough he (Absalom) was upset to the point of contemplating and then carrying out a murder for an internal sin; his sin however was not so, for he laid with his fathers concubine on the roof top, not only making the sin public but also his desire to obtain that which his father had and like Esau the promise did not rest with him or his brother it lay with the offspring their father produced with Uriah’s wife.
Odd and interesting to say that least that; that which you fight to gain and pray to obtain is outside of your grasp and beyond your reach because it belongs to the one who did not seek it in the first place, not looking to procure any inheritance or blessing choosing to rest fully in the fact that they were simply a son. In fact he was too young to recognize or for any of that to matter; all he knew was that David was his daddy; had not even grasped or understood that he was a Kings Kid Interesting indeed! A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. Luke 6:45
We speak things as though they occurred suddenly when they were in us all along. Along with this word is one in the word that says it is not what goes into a man that defiles him; if I may make a play on words here, it’s what walks up out of them! (Got that one from my sista *wink wink*)
Where is the intimacy in the Holy Ghost sleeping around until you get something you can’t get rid of, something that prayer won’t cure, repentance can not contain and um sorry just won’t cut it. I believe the word likens it to a dog returning to its own vomit.
Simply put its like spiritually transmitted disease (STD) Gonorrhea (in the Holy Ghost) Although gonorrhea is not deadly initially it is contagious; and the physicians or medical community will tell you that you have to protect yourself and your partner during the time of an outbreak by taking the appropriate medication an action, in this case Exposure aint good !
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