Monday, February 22, 2016

Kanye, Kirk, and The Gospel of Inclusion!

Kanye West has just released another song.The song is entitled “Figure it Out." It mixes the Gospel of the Bible with the message of the Koran! Kanye recorded it with two other artists, French Montana, who is a devout Muslim, and NAS who considers himself the begotten son of god. The graphic used for the song is a book that appears to be the Bible and the Koran merged together. This is total BLASPHEMY! We addressed this blasphemy in the Truth Behind Hip Hop: Exodus into Egypt. Bible prophecy has come to pass. All along, Hip Hop artists have sought to confuse the minds and hearts of the young and turn them away from God’s Word and church all together.  Haven't you noticed that the youth are vacating the churches now? Once they are old enough to leave, they leave!  Haven't you noticed that YouTube is now pastoring more folks than actual living, breathing pastors and teachers of the Word? People are leaving the church and they are "losing their religion" because of what these Hip Hop "gods" and others are promoting! 

The devil wants to destroy the church and the image of church leaders as a whole! Kirk Franklin and others have joined with people like Kanye and are assisting them in this sinister plot.  Instead of protecting God’s people from the heretical plan of Kanye, Kirk Franklin has joined with him to produce music and videos. Kirk also defends Kanye every chance that he gets.  To truly understand what Kirk Franklin is up to with this whole “losing my religion” ploy, we must get an understanding of "inclusion." But before I go there, please understand that religion is simply the worship of a supreme being or object in a systematic way. To worship a supreme being is to obey it's commands and follow it's path.  If God is your supreme being, then religion comprises following His commands and following those commands is the only  path to Him. Sure, men have rules and regulations, but those are traditions, not God's religion. The Bible does not say that religion is bad, but rather it states that there is good religion. The Bible describes good religion as the care extended to the fatherless and widows and the acts done to remain untouched by the world. To remain untouched by the world is to avoid worldliness.

James 1:27 Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us. 

What is worldliness? When Kirk grabs his crotch on stage while performing a Gospel song, that's worldliness because it promotes illicit sexuality and is considered lewd behavior.  When Kanye rants with profanity and claims to be more influential than the apostle Paul, prior to a gospel performance, and then lays down to mock the crucifixion of Jesus during the performance, that's worldliness because he is blaspheming Christ and lifting himself up as a god while pridefully claiming that he is great.  Those things are wrong and worldly according to the Bible. We must be certain that our religion lines up with the Bible. We cannot profess to be believers, like Kirk does, but practice a religion that is not biblical.
1John 2:15 Love not the world, neither  the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  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. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.  

The Gospel of Inclusion is Universalism. It’s basically the embracing of all beliefs and gods as being valid. It’s when a person does not consider Jesus Christ as the only way to God.  The Bible is clear that the only path to God is through believing in Jesus Christ’s death, burial and resurrection and accepting Him and no other god.  John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 

Inclusion allows for the promotion or the acceptance of those that believe or worship other gods as long as they “include” Jesus Christ.  Kanye West believes that he is a universal Christian but he does not believe the Bible as written. Additionally, he offers an alternate interpretation of scripture to validate his acceptance of other gods, including himself as a god Gal. 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If  any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.  Kirk Franklin accepts this same doctrine because he has accepted Kanye as a “christian brother” and has joined with him to promote Kanye’s beliefs alongside his own. Mark 3:35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother. This is called INCLUSION.  Kirk has “included” Kanye’s false god beliefs with his own.  He has not made a difference in his beliefs and has not publicly gone against Kanye’s blasphemous heresy and illuminati symbolisms. If Kirk Franklin is not advocating inclusion, then he would have openly stated that he does not serve the same God that Kanye West does.  But because he subscribes to inclusion, he can NEVER do that.  In fact, he has stated the opposite by defending Kanye as his “brother” and stating that they share the same “faith”.  You see, Kirk dropped rules and religion so he could freely embrace Kanye and perform with him.  Kanye has previously stated his beliefs and how he is both Christian and demi-god years ago, along with stating that Jesus was not celibate. This proves that Kirk is not with Kanye to help him spiritually but rather to partner with him for the sake of fame and notoriety. The “Christ” that they are both serving is a universal, false Christ and the Bible warns about many false Christ's appearing and leading sheep astray. 

1John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.  

The Bible says that believers cannot worship Jesus Christ along with false gods. Also, Christianity can not be mixed and merged with false religions. The mere fact that Kirk took the stage with Kanye speaks volumes about how Kirk feels about what the bible says! Come on people! My 9 year old son understands this stuff! 

Matt. 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

We have been warning you for years and now we are finally seeing it all come to pass on a large scale. The Gospel music industry is now a major player in the end time deception of the younger generation!  People don’t be deceived.  It’s so clear. We cannot argue against the scriptures.  Haven't you noticed that when a person defends Kirk, Kanye, or any of this, they cannot use scripture, but rather they state what they “think” or how they “feel” or how EX Ministries “judges”.  This is because we are not arguing with them, but we are stating facts and holding them up to scripture.  This is not judging at all. This is simply lighting the true path to Christ and warning God’s people of obvious stumbling blocks that are being put in their way.  I don’t know about you, but if my family is in danger of stumbling over something, then I’m gonna make sure that dangerous object is moved out of their way so they will not fall. The Bible tells me to do this and the Bible is what I will believe and act upon. The great falling away is upon us. Mass deception has overtaken the world and now the devil is working to lead Christians astray with mass deception in the church. Let's be sober and watchful. Rom. 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.   

Kirk Franklin, the Preachers of LA, Detroit, ATL etc. and many other popular ministers are neglecting to warn people of these dangers and are refusing to remove these stumbling blocks. They are choosing to become stumbling blocks themselves. They are choosing to harm people instead of help people, all for the sake of fame and notoriety!  Rev. 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 

We must do what the bible tells us to and try our best to be obedient to God because contrary to what Kirk says, there are rules in every relationship and worshipping God is no different.  Again, for the sake of clarity, losing one’s religion and doing away with rules and religion is a religion in and of itself. It’s called the religion of universalism or the more modern, New Age term is “Inclusion”.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

"Christian" Disobedience?

I woke up this morning, only to read a headline that stated: Muslim flight attendant suspended for not serving alcohol! I was immediately taken back to my message Sunday where I spoke some of the things that I'm putting in this blog. Please open up your mind and heart to receive this. It may disagree with your passion and ferver as a believer, but we need to strategize in this last hour in order to effectually portray Christ with consistency and without personal agendas.

The situation in Kentucky is about to spurn these types of incidents. Although Kim Davis is a hero to believers, she was wrong for not obeying the rules of her job description according to the laws that govern the state. Once people start doing this, it will lead to the immoral civil rights movement! People will begin to use their own moral interpretation of what is appropriate in the workplace, instead of abiding by the laws that govern their jobs.

We should stand up for what is right, but not by changing the rules of our jobs and disrespecting the job description because it suddenly conflicts with our beliefs. In those situations we should resign from our positions and seek God for guidance. When we have the option to either obey the job description or quit, we should quit. But when it's a case of not being allowed to "freely" express our Christian faith in private or within our freedom of speech rights, then that's when we must stand firm and face the penalty of whatever the government institutes. (Daniel, 3 Hebrew Boys) We cannot take a Christian stand on the devil's dime! That is using the kingdom of the enemy against itself and that goes against what Jesus taught about a house divided. The bible is clear that in the last days we will not be able to buy or sell without accepting antichrist. This is exactly what is happening here. Because of our beliefs we will be shut out of certain money making opportunities. And no matter how much we hate losing the job, if the employer takes a stand for the kingdom of darkness then when we attempt to use his money for our own resolve then we are disobeying scripture. 1Pet. 2:18

Remember, Daniel did his job in Babylon and because he did it with excellence, they had nothing on him, but rather made up a law banning prayer, in his private time, to get him executed! Same with the 3 Hebrew boys. These men faced death because they refused to honor false gods while in bondage! How do we expect any employer to continue to pay us when we are not obeying the rules of the job description? Though my heart goes out to Kim, I would have advised her to quit the job quietly and take things up with our true provider, Father God! He can always make a way out of no way. This could have prompted others that saw her stand to inquire about her relationship with God. But by being disobedient to the job description, she has opened the door for other things that will make this situation spiral out of control.  Instead of expecting something for not doing her job properly, she could have moved on and kept the media attention off this situation. The worst part of this is what the media is gonna do concerning it. Just keep watching!

In our country, we have freedom to be Christian, but we do not have the freedom to disobey a job description and expect to be paid and/or keep our job. And when it comes to government jobs, the penalty for non compliance is usually jail or fines! I knew that situation would lead to this muslim situation and this will lead to more people interpreting their own job descriptions which will ultimately lead to mutany and marshall law!

 People, don't use your faith as an opportunity to get media attention. When they infringe on our Faith in the work place and attempt to make us compromise our beliefs, we only have one course of action. Humble Resignation! This way, we will not have to "obey those masters" that are over us because they are no longer paying us!

Until He Returns,
G. Craige Lewis

1Pet. 2:18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

1Pet. 2:19 For this is thank worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

1Pet. 2:20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

Rev. 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

Rev. 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday

I cannot tell you how many emails, tweets, and Facebook posts I have gotten from believers asking us to expose the Beyonce Super Bowl Half Time show. Most folks want us to do it so they can take it back to their social media and personal "friends" and challenge them with secret signs, symbols, and hidden messages of the illuminati. Even CNN is addressing questions from people concerning the Illuminati and Beyonce's halftime show. Everyone wants to know the message behind the music and dances but no one wants to deal with the obvious issues that should be abundantly clear to all believers in Jesus.

What am I talking about? Sin. The promotion of sex, lust, and perversion used to be enough to show the devil at work, but New Age Christians programmed by Illuminati preachers (Charles Blake, TD Jakes, Joel Olsteen, etc) are totally blind. As we discussed in The Truth Behind Hip Hop Lords of Discord, the plight of self has blinded the modern day Christian and they are no longer sensitive to right vs. wrong. They have sat under Hollywood promoting preachers and carnality approving leadership for so long that they have accepted the world into their hearts! This was done to them on purpose so they will desire God's way and the devil's way. If you attempt to serve 2 masters you are really selecting one, YOURSELF! Knowledge of self is the enemy of God. The same issue Eve had in the Garden of Eden is the same issue people are having now. A female dominated society will always eat the forbidden fruit, and many Christians have eaten the fruit that Beyonce tempted them with during her half time show.

We discussed energy and aura in Lords of Discord as well, and Beyonce confirmed it in a big way! She had everyone reach out to her and take on her energy as she fused her spirit with theirs and many Christians accepted her energy as well. Carnal Christians were all over the social networks commending her for a "job well done?" My question is, if it was a job, then who was she working for? It's easy to find the answer to that question. As a blood bought believer I can go to my word and get all the answers I need without any illuminati decoding.

1. She wore a Valkrye Dominatrix S&M outfit which represents perverted sexual acts of pleasure and pain. 1Th. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
2. She danced seductively and provoked lust in the hearts of men and women. Prov. 6:25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
3. She sang songs of female supremacy, sexual ecstasy, and even false gods. Gal. 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
4. She used divination and new aged kundalini by requesting energy from her subjects. Acts 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
5. She had dancers behind her, even some transexuals, dancing sexually and seductively to enhance their offering to their god. Psa. 5:4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

These things should be red flags to all Christians, but they are not anymore. Most Christians of today embrace all 5 of the points I just made and they have no problem with anything she did on that stage. What a sad day we live in. Most of the Gospel Artists chimed in on twitter in favor of her performance. But they are on assignment from the enemy as well and don't even know it. When we no longer make a difference between what is holy and what is profane then we have lost the will of God.

A real believer doesn't have to go on a witch hunt to find hidden messages in something like this. When she walked out on stage, it should have been evident that the devil was getting ready to seduce and detain you! From the outfit, to the songs, to the sexy dances, it should have been clear that YOUR enemy was behind it all. If that was your sister or your mother dressed in that outfit and dancing provocatively like that, would it be ok? Under normal circumstance, that would be a burlesque show, inappropriate for minors, but because it's a superstar siren Diva, the world loves it and the church world screams out in defense of it? God forbid!

Selfish pastors, carnal bishops, dead beat dads, and effeminate males of our day lack the fortitude to uphold the standard of God, so therefore, it's not being exemplified or taught to the women and children as God designed it be. This is the formula that has caused a lack of Godliness and Holiness in most modern day Christians. Not all but most are lulled asleep by the powers that be and they don't want to wake up. Waking up means dealing with the error in their lives, and that's not something most modern day Christians are ready to do. So, with no fortitude at all, they stand back and allow the devil to deceive them to this end. Who will stand up against wrong in this last and evil day? Who will point out what is not of God in this hour? We do not need another expose' of hidden agendas of the illuminati, but we need a word from the Lord above. We need His written word to be hidden in our hearts so we will not sin against Him any longer. We need a personal revival that will regenerate us and make us sensitive to His will once again. We don't need another documentary on the illuminati, but we need men to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ that can save the lost and deliver those that have been deceived!

Until He Comes

G. Craige Lewis

Josh. 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Illusion of Choice

What do we have? A candidate (Obama) that supports abortion and lewd sexual behavior in the natural realm and a candidate (Romney) that supports the abortion of black spirit babies and sexual orgies between God and Angels in the spirit realm? Which is worse? Which do you choose?

If I had a pill, that would kill 50% of the people that took it but it would end cancer forever, would you put it on the market? Sure it will stop cancer, but it would still kill. My point is, we cannot ignore evil for the sake of a good benefit. We cannot choose a natural problem over a spiritual one. They are all problems that lead to more problems.

The government has given you 2 choices. But the government itself is corrupt and their intent is not Godly. So, whether you choose one or the other, you will still have problems. So, whether it's a problem with money, jobs, education, or the like, both candidates have severe side effects. So, either way you vote, you are not voting away all of your problems but only some of them. So, why vote?

Many that say they are voting against same sex marriage don't even want their heterosexual marriages! Many that say they are voting for the cause of education don't go to school meetings, pta, etc. Some folks say they are voting for financial and tax purposes, but they are not saving, investing, or budgeting what they have. These are hypocrites. Lining up with a candidate because they like politics and choosing a side, but both sides are the same. They both have problems. What are we doing?

The powers that be know they are playing a game and everyone wants to play with them. The preachers wanna get on tv and make a name for themselves. The members wanna be involved so they can feel they are "doing their part" and the politicians fight by day and celebrate satan by night at the same Grove ceremonies, etc. Freemasons are brothers, so there is no private strife between these people. It's all public and staged. Sorry if you don't agree, but i understand. You have been programmed not to and therefore you are blinded by what they have told you and how you were raised. But no matter how you were raised, you are still subject to the powers that be and you can't see unless someone turns the lights on for you. So, light on! Your vote doesn't count because they have already chosen for you.

The bottom line is that THEY gave you 2 choices so you really aren't choosing are you? The choice is made for you. The old school executioners would ask the guilty if they would want death by being shot or burned. Is that really a choice? No, because either way, they are dead. Choosing a man that supports a demonic agenda in the natural vs. a man that has a demonic agenda in the spirit realm is no different. The devil controls them both. So, I will not let this government force me to choose between those guys and compromise my own beliefs for it. Billy Graham and even many preachers I know have thrown truth out the window for the sake of this election. WE at EX Ministries will not do that nor will we ever. The truth is the truth no matter what the lie says.

Stand strong people and don't let the devil trick you into choosing the lesser of his plan. Both are still his plan.

Prov. 1:28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. Sincerely, G. Craige Lewis

Thursday, February 02, 2012


This message is for the pastors and leaders that are prisoners of tyrannical coverings. When studying war tactics, one will discover a very interesting situation. Prisoners of war or (POW's) are usually kept in dark places, with very little or no light exposure. This depravity of light does a lot of things to a person mentally, physically, and emotionally. Without light, your body's circadian rhythm will get off, hurting it's ability to go through certain night time processes of cleansing and repair. This will cause your body to build new cells upon old cells that should have been destroyed forming tumors which leads to cancer and other illnesses. (cell apoptosis). Without light, your body doesn't get certain vitamins it needs to build strong defenses against diseases and viruses. And without proper light, your mind loses memory retention and alertness. This makes the P.O.W. defenseless against the enemy and will usually get them in the place of surrender or make them so delirious that they will talk without even knowing they are talking. Night torture does strange things to these prisoners.

The sad part is that many of our soldiers in the army of God have been captured by selfish, godless pastors and false teachers in today's carnal church movement. These POW's are being held in the darkness, deprived of the light of God's word, and are being weakened and stripped of their true identity. The problem is that the catholic church hierarchy has been adopted by the protestant church. The very authority that was given to the Pope is now given to Bishops of these movements. The rank system has created a funnel affect that works wonders for Satan's agenda to sabotage God's true apostolic authority and replace it with men selected by men to rule over men. This is not what God prescribes for his church, yet this is what is being modeled by a new wave of men that desire to have what men before them had. And this will continue until people begin to revolt against this demonic hierarchal structure.

I'm not saying that men should not be accountable one to another. I'm all for accountability and mentorship. And there should always be a leader among God's people in the form of a pastor (overseer, bishop, shepherd, elder, all have the same biblical meaning). But the spiritual covering or mediator of these leaders should be God alone according to the Word! When men are covered by natural men, it creates an abominable structure that protects the interest of the man at the top of the hierarchy. In other words, if you are pastor and you put a man over you, and he becomes corrupt, how can you divorce yourself from his authority without looking like you are being insubordinate? This traps the pastors that desire to move according to God. After all, God would not have you submit to corruption, but if this man is given power over you, then you are trapped and cannot escape from being his POW. If he has authority over you, you must submit or look as if you can't honor or respect authority. Then he will shun you and make a bad name for you among others he has authority over. And if he gave you your church, gave you money/opportunity, or you consider him your "father", then you can NEVER really break free from his authority without causing serious damage to your own following, his following, and your own heart. This is a trap. Pastors and leaders of Gods people should be covered by God. Sure we have mentors and examples, but the bottom line is, only Christ can be a spiritual covering for men.

Because of the lack of fathers in the homes of many of our pastors and leaders while they were growing up, some are constantly seeking men to get "under" or they are replacing natural fathers with pastors and bishops. This is dangerous because it's giving the power to "make him or break him" to men in leadership and causing the men under them to submit in ways that are not godly. And because they owe so much to these men that they have adopted as fathers, they can never really sever ties with these men, even when they become corrupt. You have heard of the phrase, "Birds of a feather flock together." Well, in these cases, good men's manners and stances are corrupted because the men over them are corrupt. But because they have deemed these men "fathers" they cannot escape the perverted authority.

God specifically stated that a man that is doing God's work cannot have a mediator other than Christ. Men are to be accountable one to another and should NEVER have male coverings or men that oversee their lives like a natural father would. Learning from and honoring a pastor or leader because they feed you is one thing, but giving a man authority over your ministry, home, and your life like a natural father is something altogether different. That is not God's desire for pastors and shepherds! Yet this perversion will continue because it creates prestige, finances, and a false sense of authority for men that would not otherwise have it. The POWs are the ones that are true soldiers but kept hostage in these systems and cannot really move into the true call that God has for them because they are being deprived of light.

The light of the glorious Gospel is being held back by the draw of titles, positions, and false governments in our churches and denominations. Corrupt leaders that seek opportunity and platforms have duplicated themselves by pulling men under them and ruling over them in a perverted way. Now, people are making a grand exodus away from these types of ministries and our churches are dying because people just don't want to be deprived any longer. You can't lock up a member, deprive them of light, and continue to preach prosperity to them. With the access to knowledge, the internet, and social networking, people will seek out light for themselves and eventually divorce themselves from these hierarchies all together. This births people that will eventually have no tolerance for any kind of religion. As a result, a generation of selfish people are being birthed, that are not concerned about the well being of others, only themselves, because our leaders are operating in a structure that was not ordained by God.

I know plenty of good men that have a true call of God, but are in bondage to leaders that want fame and money at any cost. Many of these good men want to break free and be independent of their hierarchy but are reminded constantly of who they are under and who they must submit to. This is absurd but because they lacked natural fathers or strong male authority in their homes growing up, their desire for male authority is being exploited and they operate with a perverted ceiling over them. Their church attendance is dwindling, their spiritual authority is weakened and their very purpose is being challenged because they have accepted and remained loyal to a perverted structure. They model their own ministries after the perverted structure before them, and God's true plan for them is never able to be implemented! Sadly, they are deprived of light because they have submitted to and are being held captive by a dark leader. They are being tortured and don't even know it. They are trying to grow new cells on top of dead cells and thus creating tumors. Their ministries have malignant growths that are cancerous and slowly dying, all because they cannot see the light while being covered by darkness.

Because of this, it's no longer about souls but it's about members. It's no longer about changing lives, but it's about counting lives. It's not about door to door witnessing, but it's about door to door recruiting. The church is trying to grow financially before it can grow spiritually all because the true men of God are being held captive and are POW's under the authority of opportunistic leadership. It's time to divorce ourselves from these lascivious leaders that only want to make a name for themselves. If you do not move, you will be caught in the cross hairs of God's judgment. 2012 will be the year that God's hand will move upon this catholic structure and if you are tied to it, you will be judged with it. Break free man of God. Take a stand for what is right no matter what it costs you. Loyalty is only true when it's Godly, so get some fortitude and remove yourself from that authority that is not ordained of God. The god of this world has truly blinded them with the darkness of fame, prestige, and carnal greatness. It's time to break free my friends. It's time to revolt.

1Cor. 11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.

1Tim. 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

1Tim. 3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Matt. 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Psa. 79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;

In His Authority,
G. Craige Lewis

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Broken Church Homes

Why are our pastors and church leaders divorcing? Who will set the example of how to be married and raise a family in God's kingdom? What happened to the qualifications to lead God's people that are talked about in the word? We are living in a sad day people and it is gonna get worse. If the "men of God" can't stay married or believe God for their own marriage, how can they lead God's church?

Sure there are a few of these men who's wives have divorced them because they no longer want to be in the marriage. But I'm not talking about those scenarios, i'm talking about these Bishops and Pastors that are doing exactly what the Pharisees were doing in the Old Testament and that is, putting their wives away for convenience sake, or because they feel their family is not as important as their ministry!

It's a shame that many church denominations and networks are now accepting divorce legislation and not truly concerned about the family anymore. The backbone of God's church was built upon the family and he created the family way before there was ever ministry. And God NEVER called men away from their families to do ministry, so, what are these folks doing? They are putting their desire to be great, popularity, and money in front of their first God given responsibility, which is their family.

When a man is married to his church or a ministry, he loses interest in his wife and family. I have seen this done so much! They travel all around without their wives and get consumed in themselves. This causes problems for the wife and she feels she has to compete for her place. Some wives internalize the hurt and simply take a back seat while others are more forward about it and desire to fight for their place. The husband perceives this as a take over or "the devil" and he begins defending the ministry over his own wife. He begins to see his wife as an enemy of what he is doing, and she gets in the way of his desires. I'm not condoning this method, I'm just stating what usually happens. This almost always leads to adultery, emotional affairs, discontentment, and then divorce. When a man loses sight of his family for ministry, it compromises his ability to properly cover his wife and she is subject to all kinds of satanic attacks! As protector and provider, it is the man's job to watch and protect his family.

I am definitely being hard on the man, because the man is the head and responsible for his family. Sure there are exceptions! There are some women that just don't want to be married to a preacher and I get that. But more times than not, the man can change the home with his actions. If he be the head of his home, then he should be able to keep divorce from occurring in most cases. And if he is the head of God's house, then he must be able to defeat divorce or else it will plague his church. What your home is made of, your church will be made of as well according to scripture so, if you desire to divorce a woman, men in your church will develop like desires.

This is a plague people of God. Divorce is just as spiritual as consummating a marriage. When we don't take this seriously and we feel we can just get out of marriages without it having a permanent affect on others, then we are fooling ourselves. And if we call ourselves leaders in the body of Christ, how in the world are we going to EVER counsel, pray for, or heal other's marriages, when we cannot do that for our own? Beware people! If you desire to save your marriage, you can't follow a man that wants out of his!

Consider the children. Consider the vows you made. Consider the fact that whatever reason you are basing your divorce on will probably happen again in your next marriage because 9 out of 10 times, the person that wants the divorce will face most of the same issues in their next marriage. This is why it's best to look pass the faults of a person and forgive. Even if it's adultery, you should forgive. Adultery is NOT grounds for divorce. Jesus even said that if a man looks upon a woman and desires her, he has committed adultery, so if adultery is grounds for divorce, then every woman in America has biblical grounds? If you look at TV, Magazines, Movies, or Music Videos, you have probably committed adultery according to Christ's definition. If adultery is Biblical grounds for divorce, and a man is already guilty of adultery if he lusts on another woman, then his wife should have a right to divorce him. To deny this is to say that adultery of the mind is not as bad as adultery of the flesh. Jesus clearly taught that they were both equally sinful. This proves that this is not what Christ was teaching here.

Jesus was repeating the mosaic law but stated that it wasn't that way in the beginning. The word that Jesus used was fornication, not adultery, because in Moses time, adultery was punished by death and you would not have needed a bill of divorce if your spouse was dead! Fornication occurs prior to the marriage vows and if the woman defrauded herself and claimed to be a virgin and after the consummation was found not a virgin, you could divorce her! If this is not the proper translation of this, then Jesus would have said no more than the pharisees or Moses for that matter and every time we THINK outside of our spouse would be grounds for divorce! Anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness are usually the grounds that people divorce on and not fornication. When a person repents and turns from their errors, shouldn't we be the ones that forgive 70 times 70 according to Jesus' words? What if our husbands or wives commit murder? Is that grounds for divorce? What about drugs, or physical abuse? Are those grounds? Come on people, let's not try to pick and chose what we want to do here.

From the beginning marriage was suppose to be forever and we should fight for our marriages. Of course I'm not saying that you should put yourself in physical danger or you should not move on if you have been totally rejected and divorced by your spouse. But what I'm saying is fight for it if you want it! Don't give up if you want God to save it. If you have ever loved this person, you can love them again. If you have ever had happy times together, you can have them again. If we made vows together, who are we to say we married the wrong person? The devil can wreck a marriage just like he wrecked our lives before. But Jesus fixed our broken lives and he can repair our broken marriage as well right?

The bottom line is, fight for your marriage! I know men who's wives prayed them out off drugs, and saved their marriage. I know husbands who's wives got pregnant outside of the marriage and they stayed together and he is raising the child. I know wives who prayed their husbands out of other women's beds and they are happily married now. I know a man that was homosexual while in the church and married but God delivered him and HIS WIFE STAYED WITH HIM THROUGH IT ALL!! They are happily married now raising their children together. God can do anything but it's up to us to practice what we are preaching. Sadly, I know men that operate in God given gifts that require his power, yet God's power is not enough to save and restore their marriage? Something is wrong with that!
If God's power is able to operate through you and you are able to heal others physically and/or spiritually with God's power, why can't he do the same for your marriage?

Mark10:2-6,9, “And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female ... What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
In Jesus name,

1Tim. 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
1Tim. 3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

In His Love,

G. Craige Lewis

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

5 Reasons why gospel music sales are down.

Kirk Franklin posted on his facebook that Gospel Music sales are way down. Wanna know why? I can give you 5 good reasons why, and here we go.

1. Homosexuality - Even the married male gospel singers are suspect these days because they approve of the homosexual ones. They are on the stage with them, they make music with them, they have them singing background and playing instruments for them, so, where are the real men in Gospel Music? How does this affect the sales of Gospel music you may ask? Well, the devil controls the music industry so, his plan is to kill ALL sales of Gospel by merging the gospel with the secular industry. So, as Kirk puts on the pink, and Tonex dances in drag, while Dillard drops it like it's hot, and Woods openly performs at a lesbian wedding, the devil has a greater plot. The LGBT is getting ready to shine it's flashlight on the church and it's gonna catch a lot of these artists and pastor with their pants down. Once they get the goods, they will force these Gospel Artists to come out like Tonex and support Carlton Pearson's inclusion. Who wants to buy inclusion gospel music? No one, because inclusion gospel music is secular music!

2. Copy Cats - If you like Tupac, you'll love Lecrae. If you like WuTang, you'll love Crossmovement. If you like JayZ, you'll love DaTruth. And if you like Rihanna, you'll love JMoss? Come on, where is the originality? THERE IS NONE ANYMORE! Gospel has just flat out become a carbon copy of the secular industry, the only difference is, they say Jesus at times and the women weigh more! But that doesn't stop them from dressing sexy like their secular idols, dancing and partying, like their idols, and even touring with their secular idols. God is a God of creation, so he has the ability to create and not copy. Where are the true musicians that want to do it without worldly influences? Most of them are in the local church, praying for an opportunity to sign a record deal and become a copy cat as well.

3. Nothing special - People used to like Gospel Music because God was in it. It was different and had it's own counter culture. There was a separation and people escaped from the harsh reality of the world when they heard praises to the most high God. But that is not what this new gospel music is. This new music is a watered down, warmed over, lack luster copy of secular music. They don't get inspired by God to write, but they are inspired by what the devil is doing in secular music. Would God really inspire Kirk to put on pink lipstick and sing I smile? Would God inspire Donnie McClurkin to sing "ooo child, things are gonna get easier?" Is that the God of the bible inspiring them? NO. So, because these guys have fallen in love with fame and the world, the music of the Father is no longer a priority. Gospel Recording Artists are not doing what they are supposed to be doing.... instead they mix the 'supposedly' holy music ministry meant for the Church with the profane secular. Ezekiel 44:23 says 'They are to teach my people the difference between the holy and the common and show them how to distinguish between the unclean and the clean.' Bottom line is that the artists are not taking a 'True Priest' approach when it comes to their ministry focus. The focus of our current Gospel Artists is to meld into a culture promoted by the record label that they have signed with. When the artists meld they sell.

4. Carnal Audience - I preached this over and over for years and years! If you keep trying to be like the secular industry, all you gonna do is promote the secular industry! When you invite Steve Harvey and secular performers to host Gospel events, they are gonna steal your audience. They have more money, they have more resources, they have better equipment and can afford better productions, so, if they get involved they are gonna take over! Remember that old song "Don't let the devil ride. If you let him ride, he'll wanna drive". Well, now he is driving. Gospel Music was so excited to get on BET and have secular folks on their show that they didn't count the cost. What was the cost? Well, the secular folks they record and sing with, are now in position to steal their sudo christian listeners by putting a Gospel Song on their own secular records. This gives them the best of both worlds and they have absolutely, positively, no use for a full CD of Gospel music. People would rather just buy the secular music and catch the Gospel music on Sunday radio programming. Now, the church folks buy the secular music, videos, and concert tickets first and Gospel takes sloppy seconds!

5. Not worth it - In a bad economy, folks have to prioritize their purchases. Buying music is a luxury and for folks to spend their hard earned money on it, it better be worth it. Well, these modern day, turn key CD's that are being recorded by many of the popular Gospel Artists are just not good enough. You can definitely tell that the devil's plan to own Gospel Music has been accomplished. He now has women wearing skin tight dresses in front of teens and calling it ministry. He has plus plus sized women in lingerie in their Gospel Music videos and calling that ministry. Pants sagging, gang signing, street culture hip hop thugs are calling what they are doing ministry. Since the devil has taken over the gospel music industry, folks are just not willing to buy it like they used to be. Unsaved folks don't want to buy sexy gospel singers music when they can just go buy Beyonce and get the real thing. And why spend money on sub par music when you can just play it for free on youtube? It's just not good enough and it's not living up to it's label. Even though the church world is getting more and more carnal, they still have ears. And if it's not spectacular, it's pretty much gonna stay where it is and never make it into their portable music devices!

Beyonce's father just started a new Gospel Record label featuring several desperate Gospel artists and many more corrupt labels will start up and sign more desperate artists. They are making deals with the devil and luring in all those that want fame at the cost of selling their right to sing for Jesus. These folks are being foolish. Do they really think that God is using Matthew Knowles to do something for the true Kingdom of God? Do they really believe that signing a record deal is a "door" opening from God? Would God allow a deal with the devil to promote some music? Did he allow Satan to keep making music in heaven? Then why would he allow him to control his music on earth? What are these folks thinking? Well, they are all in for a great disappointment. Gospel music is on life support and will be dead soon. The devil's plan all along was to take God out of the Gospel Music and he has done that. Shows like Sunday's Mess and Verizon "How sweet the men" will not be around long because offering a record deal as a prize is not really a prize at all anymore. If Kirk Franklin and others are worried about sales, how are they gonna make a contest winner's music sell? Stick a fork in it people, because it's done! The day is soon coming when if you desire to hear a song of the Lord, you're gonna have to make melody in your heart like Ephesians says. Eph. 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

G. Craige Lewis

Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
Amos 5:24 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.
Amos 5:25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.