Doing The Same Things Expecting A Different Result Is INSANITY.

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Amidst conferences, revivals, teaching’s, preachings, and all the things we do, or that we call Christendom; has any of it really made a true difference?

Insanity PicWe practice the same things week after week. We attend the same services with the same order, in the same way week after week, to the same people. Every year we attempt to revive the same people and the same people attend our prayer meetings and worship services, while coming again and again for the same healing and deliverance.

We have mastered the art of congregational speeches and sermons, attempting to transform the same people who haven’t caught on to them for the 15 years they have been listening to them. The Church is insane.

The Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

We, the Church, have become one dimensional while serving a three dimensional God, and we are content with presenting Him in the same light, which does not really bring glory to Him at all.

We have become blind guides, which strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. We say we believe God, while in action we deny Him and have a form of Godliness, but deny His power to transform us once and for all. Full well we reject the witness of God against ourselves, and choose rather to pacify one another instead of challenging each other to reach for the impossible. We who say we serve an all power God!

We can sin, but we can’t be perfect. We can be saved, but not live Holy. We can sell out, but not be sold out to Jesus; and we can sell out to sin, but not be called out of the status quo.

Many are free and yet bound, healed yet remain sick, have been made alive and yet live as though dead. Insane!

The Church has been given power and refuses to use that power, or even in many cases acknowledge the power. She is the salt of the Earth, but is trampled by the swine of the Earth. She is the element that sustains communities, and yet the community is being destroyed by the very kingdom God has given her power over. She is the light of the world, but has been darkened by the lust she refuses to let go of.

Instead of the riches of this world chasing her, she has turned to chase it and have left seeking first the Kingdom of God, and it’s righteousness; to seeking the joy and pleasures of this life.

We are happy for the few who experience God in a profound way, but lack the conviction to experience Him for ourselves. Where is the Church of the Living God?

Where is the Church who turned the world upside down? Where is the Church that made governments tremble? Where is the Church which caused fear in the hearts of men? WHERE IS THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST?

The American government is not the problem with America, The Church is!

It is time we made a difference, by doing something different. STOP THE INSANITY!

Image of Salvation With No Demonstration.

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We have to stop getting excited about images of worship, prayer, or praise.

Just because someone dances around a building does not mean they are in the Spirit, or that they are sincere about what they are doing. If one is truly dancing by the Spirit of God, then there should be a transformation taking place, because the Holy Ghost is not into bodily exercise with no purpose. He is not interested in you feeling good, He is interested in you being transformed.

Just because you see a picture of someone who appears to be praying doesn’t mean they are.

Too many things are taken for face value in the Body of Christ, when Paul told us: “Let these first be proved, and then let them use the office…” 1 Timothy 3:10. Here Paul is speaking about the office of the deacon, but people should be proven to be who they purport to be.

If one purport to be saved there should be some sign. If you are cussing and confessing to be holy, you are a liar for the Word has said in Ephesians 4:29:

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

The excuse: “I’m human” is not an excuse to use foul language and act unseemly then claim to be a child of God, or Christ like.

Many pastors, teacher, prophets, and apostles are chosen because of education, degrees held, or people they know, but have not been proven by the Holy Ghost; and some don’t even have the Holy Ghost. Many of these are self willed, arrogant, self-serving bullies who have no right being over anyone.

What happened to: “Try the Spirit by the Spirit?”

How can we say we are of God, but God never bears witness of who we say we are? We take witness one of another, but not of God, and the power of God is relegated to a tingling feeling down your spine. Really?

You see someone dancing in what many call the “shout” and then testify: “Oh he went in.” What is the evidence of that?  What changes have taken place to witness he had an encounter with Jesus? Was he healed, delivered, made free from something? Was there a different life choice made, or did he dance, praise, or worship and remain the same person he always was?

We have become too comfortable with the appearance of worship with no manifestation in worship.  Worship moves God, it provokes God to move on your behalf. It provokes Him to heal, deliver, and make someone free of many of the bondages they possess.

However, many go to service week after week, day after day, and year after year and never experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ. There should never be a time that we enter into the presence of God and there is not a transformation.

If we truly believe that sickness, disease, and many of the things the Body of Christ suffers with cannot abide the presence of God; then why are we leaving the worship service every Sunday with the same sickness, the same diseases, and the same problems we came with? And please don’t blame the people who are coming to our services by saying: “Their faith was small.”

The burden of proof of the power of God is not on the person being prayed for, but the person praying.  You said you have power with God… Where is it?

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

If it’s true that these things cannot stay in the presence of God, then perhaps God is not actually in our worship services. Furthermore, I need us to stop lying. Many will say in their worship services: “Jesus just walked into the building.” Really?

If Jesus truly walked in many of our worship services, we would not be able to stand let alone worship; because the first thing that happens when Jesus walks in the room is every knee bows. It’s not a voluntary response, it’s an involuntary response. You can’t help but bow because of the power of His Holiness and Glory.

We need to go back to the day were if the prophet spoke a word they say is from God and that word does not come to pass, we expose them as a false prophet. However, just because a prophesy doesn’t come to pass when you think it should, doesn’t mean the person is not a real prophet.

It is time that we who say we are Born Again show some sign. If God truly called you into the office of Apostle, Prophet, Pastor, Teacher and help (the only offices listed in scripture) then the Lord will bear witness that He has truly called and sent you.  If not these should not be accepted until He does.

Too many false apostles, prophets, pastors, teacher and help have been accepted without being vetted by the Holy Ghost, and have taught the Body of Christ lies, deceiving many. We have too much bodily exercises which have not benefitted the Body of Christ. It’s time this ends now.

Let The Real Chosen of God Be Revealed By God. In Jesus Name!

 

Just Wondering: Do you Believe?

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Just wondering: Do we really believe Jesus? Do we really trust Him? How many are ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ and believe Him, Heaven and hell to be a metaphor?

If you say individually you believe Jesus, why are you sick, why are you unable to be free? Why are you not delivered? Why? And please don’t say: “Because the Lord is not ready for me to be healed, delivered, or made free.”

Healing, Deliverance, and Freedom happens when you make up your mind and come in agreement with what Jesus already said you are.

The problem is not our Lord, but you…us.

Is Heaven and hell just a metaphor, or do you believe it to be real, touchable, and tangible?

If we believe, why do we fall into constant sin? Why do we not love one another as the Body of Christ? Why do we attempt to control one another, or rule over one another instead of loving each other right where we are?

God is REAL, Jesus is REAL and Heaven is REAL!

The promises of God are real, they are not metaphors, innuendoes or our imagination. Everything written in Scripture is real, true and available to each and everyone of use if we can only believe.

Don’t preach another word until you believe God with all of your heart and soul. Don’t pray for another person until you believe that they are healed, delivered and made free. If you can’t believe without their belief, don’t pray for them.

The burden of belief is not on the person being prayed for, but the person praying. If you can’t believe the impossible don’t pray, preach, sing, or do anything in behalf of Jesus Christ. Because if you do, you are only beating the air.

Jesus is looking for people who will believe the impossible, expect the impossible, and believe His Word without a doubt.

Is that You?

Lord, I will believe you in all things nothing is impossible to me because of you, and everything in this World and beyond is mine through Jesus Christ. THANK YOU JESUS!!

BELIEVE JESUS COMPLETELY!

Victoria Olsteen Misunderstood?

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I believe everyone whose coming down on Victoria is really reacting without truly listening to what she is saying, and perhaps she is not communicating well what she is truly attempting to say.

What I believe she is attempting to say is: When we obey God it is for our own benefit that we do so, because then all things will work out for our good.

This is not to say that Church (which is really viewed wrong in the Body of Christ anyway) is about us because it truly is not. However, our obedience does not benefit God directly, because He does not need our obedience to be who He is.  We need what He has, and in order to obtain what He has He has commanded us to be obedient as referenced in Isaiah 1:19-20:

If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

 

When we live and do the things the Lord has required of us, it benefits us because we obtain the rewards of them; not God.

Now as far as being happy is concerned. I don’t believe God cares about you being happy really. Simply because happiness happens only when good things happen, or someone is only happy when they cause evil to others. Therefore, happiness is not what the Lord is about. Joy is where the Lord truly lives.

Joy will take you though when happiness ceases. Happiness will fail you with the death of a loved one, when someone doesn’t do what you want them to, or when circumstances and situations arise contrary to you. However, joy will take you through all of these.

Understand that I do not defend the Olsteen’s ministry, which in my opinion is bubblegum ministry at it’s finest. However, in this instance only, I believe many have blown her statements out of proportion.

I further believe, we should do good to honor God, but for our benefit albeit, we should do those good deeds in private, and not promote those good deeds on Facebook and social media (ref:Matthew 6:2):

Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Having said all this, your obedience does benefit God in that God has a clean vessel in which He can use to promote His Kingdom, but the rewards of obedience benefit you entirely.

Then I Can Be Wrong.

That’s my two cents.

The Dividing of The Church

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This post comes in response to a comment I received on one of my posts.
Someone recently commented that religion as defined in the so called “Divine Institutes”, IV, xxvii: “We are tied to God and bound to Him by the bond of ‘piety’.”

It is quite difficult to actually define piety, because each dictionary will define it differently in some respect. It would seem that there are many variations of the word piety as there are religions. However, if I take (as one definition suggest) piety to mean reverence for God or devout fulfillment of religious obligations, then I would have to say that we are in great error.

We are not simply to reference God, or to fulfill some religious obligation, but to be in direct relationship with God.

Religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. Which means that anything and everything can potentially be a religion, but you can’t have a relationship with everything.

Jesus did not die on the cross simply to have us be devoted to God, but that we would have a direct connection and relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ. And to be seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6).

In this way we don’t need a special prayer, object, angel, religion or person to intercede for us, we can go directly to the Father Himself. Eliminating the need for many of the things we hold on to as religious relics.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. ( Hebrews 4:16)

Here we have made salvation, a simple concept difficult by injecting our own thoughts, beliefs, and purposes. We have allowed our intellect world views and world knowledge to cloud the true, pure, and holy purpose of God: to be one with his children.

These things have made us divide ourselves into different religions, sects and beliefs. The very person who died to bring us together, we have used to divide and control each other in His name and others.

The Lord Jesus died to makes us one with the Father, and He only requires that we be in relationship with Him. Relationship requires commitment, dedications, devotion, worship in spirit and truth.

There is nothing anyone of us can do through devotion alone, we also need the Spirit of God from Jesus Christ Himself.

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. (Romans 8:9)

Jesus died to relieve the world of works and religious acts, understanding that acts alone does not make one void of selfishness, pride, or arrogance. However, the complete annihilation of sin dies. However, because of our world views, and intellectual knowledge we doubt the ability of Jesus to remove all sin from our lives, making His death and resurrection null and void.

This from those who say they believe, this from those who say they have been called by His name, and redeemed from sin.

The true “Church” which are the Blood washed, Blood bought, Holy Spirit (Ghost) filled people of God have doubted the God who saved them, and have continued to doubt His ability to transform their lives, and make them perfect (without sin).

The “Church” is divided and only God can bring us together in One mind, One spirit, and One body: Jesus.

Do not allow the True Church of Jesus Christ to be divided by religions, thoughts, intellect, or sin.

Only you, through Jesus, in the name of Jesus can make His “Church” whole again.

In Holiness vs. Being Holy

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Holiness is not something we are told to be in. We are commanded to be holy.

To say you are in holiness is to suggest that one is in a religion or has a choice to live holy.

The scripture which states” “follow peace with all men and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord” is not something you do or stand in, but something you are. It is the same with having church vs. being the church.

This is the complete problem with the Body of Christ, we always want to have–rather than exist as what God commanded us to be.

Therefore, as long as we go to church, have church, are in holiness or attend church we don’t have to be held responsible for the act of actually living holiness, or living the life Jesus commanded us to live.

It then becomes easy for us to expect the ministers, pastors, teachers, and prophets to live a life of holiness while many of us live a life of mediocrity holding ourselves to a lower standard than those in ministry.

Holiness is a state of living required by everyone who name Jesus as their personal savior, not a state of religion. It does not matter what denomination you put yourself in, you are required to live holy by the commandment given by the Word of God.

Holiness is not something one should hold as a weapon over someone, or attempt to beat someone over the head with. It is a requirement of God for all who have been born-again: “Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16

Holiness is not a religion, but a lifestyle. A requirement of all not a select few, It is not some sort of status to be held over people, or to suggest that one is better than another.

Everyone who claims to be saved and filled with the Holy Ghost is required to live holy. Period.

Beginning of the Fulfillment of Prophesy

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On July 17, 2013 I wrote a blog titled Woe! By the Word of the Lord stating the following:

Thus says the Lord:

Because you have trusted in your government for financial assistance for the ministry you said I gave you, and have compromised my gospel in order to keep their tax status, behold I will reject your ministry from standing before me. Continued here:

On August 6, 2014 the Courthouse News Service, reported that the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is an atheist foundation filed a lawsuit against the IRS in Madison, Wisc. Federal Court in 2012. “That lawsuit was settled in July (2014) after the IRS agreed to no longer have a “blanket policy” of non-enforcement, the Freedom From Religion Foundation said (Direct quote from the Courthouse News Service).”

This kind of thing will only continue as the Body of Christ continues to depend on government rather than God to support the ministry they claimed God gave them. The Lord sent the warning: “Less you repent of this your wickedness, I will send swift judgment upon you which they will not be able to deliver you of.”

It is time the Body of Christ gave the “Church” back to the Lord, and let Him supply for the needs of the congregation.  What kind of faith are we displaying if we depend on the government to do God’s work? If the Lord Jesus truly told us to do the work, he would make provisions for the work he commanded.

The truth is, many go to the government to support their food banks, clothing bank, and so forth and so on to have money for other things.  In the process, they have given the government access to the Holy place to plunder God’s people in the name of protecting the people.

Organizations like the Freedom From Religion Foundation will continue to attack and attempt to demolish the saints freedom of expression; as long as the Body of Christ continues to depend on government instead of God. As long as we continue to serve god in a mediocre state, we will continue to be the tail and not the head.

We can’t be the head in word only; we also must be the head indeed.  God called us the head and not the tail, but because we His “Church” continue to trust in outside sources for our needs, the world has become the head, and we are the tail to the world, and all we are doing is wagging like a dog excited to see his care-giver.

I pray the time would come back when the state trembled because of God in the Church, instead of a church with no God trembling and depending upon the state. Where the people of God go and have church instead of being the Church of Jesus Christ, with the power and the authority of Jesus Christ being demonstrated in the world.

Wake up church; we are being made a fool of. Get right with God and do it now!

Introducing: A Man Like God

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Men Discover The Man They Are And Become The Men They Were Always Meant To Be

ATLANTA – In his new book A Man Like God (published by Kingdom Truth), James Craig under the inspiration and direction of the Holy Spirit has penned the most in-depth look into a man as he is and who he was created to be.

A Man Like God was written to confront, challenge and raise men to their rightful place in the earth, and with the Father through His son Jesus Christ. To reveal man’s true nature to man, and debunk, debase, and flat out denounce the lies perpetrated by the devil to keep man locked in a state which is not his own.

A Man Like God opens with a vivid depiction of Adam being created, reveals the tragedy of his fall, and the redemptive power of Jesus Christ to restore man to his original design and purpose.

In A Man Like God men will:

  • Discover their true nature and identity
  • Dispel common myths and lies of manhood
  • Come face to face with their true enemy
  • Discover the limitless resources and power available through embracing his true identity

“Much of what we think a man should be is not based on the nature of God, who created him, but on the nature of demons who seek to destroy him.”

Who was man created to be? Is he truly a sexual being, unable to control his own sexual urges? These answers and more are found in A Man Like God.

James Craig lives in Atlanta, GA, was born in 1964 in the Bronx, N.Y. The only child of his mother, and has two sons and one daughter. James is the founder of Raising Kingdom Citizens House of Worship and is dedicated to the furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

A Man Like God is James second book, his first book published in 2007 by Author House titled Black Sheep Secret: The Homosexual Spirit Exposed is available on Amazon.com.

Men everywhere should read this book.

Do You Believe In Dreams?

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Do you believe in dreams?

For many years I’ve always wanted to sing and have a recording career, but many told me I couldn’t sing. That may or may not be true depending on the person, and if you don’t believe in yourself you too will believe the worst of what people say.

However, your dreams are not based on what people think about them, it’s only based on what you do about them.

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It’s never to late to explore your dreams. I’m almost 50 years old, and I have decided to put away all the negatives in my own mind and pursue my dreams.

Don’t let another day go by without pursuing your dreams, every last one.

On my dying day I want to look back over my life and say: ” I did it!” Not: “I wish I had” or “What If?”

With that in mind I have released my first single: Everybody Needs To Know (Jesus), on CDBaby which will be on my new upcoming CD.  Please follow the link for a preview and purchase.  Also please leave a comment on the website and on this blog if you enjoyed it.

Thank you.

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~James

The Ministry You Are!

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The enemy is attacking ministries all around the globe.  Especially those who have truly been called by the Lord Jesus Christ. Now the Lord does not give people ministries, He makes them a ministry.  He did not spend years preparing you, destroying your will, and rebuilding who you were, just to give you a ministry that you can put down whenever you get ready.

He makes you a ministry for the very purpose that you would not be able to put it down on a whim, or difficult moments, or in the time of testing and trials. When the Lord makes you a ministry you are that ministry.  Not the service you provide, or the speeches you make, or the gifts that you have.  They are only there to help you in the ministry you are.

Many want to have what God has made them to be.  God has made you a church, he didn’t give you one. He has made you a ministry He didn’t give you one, and that ministry is a life walk not a career move.

Now if you have called yourself to ministry, then you can put it down when you want to, but if He has made you a ministry, He made you a ministry for as long as you live.

Jeremiah was called and made a prophet, and he decided that he didn’t want to declare the word of the Lord any longer.   However, the Word of the Lord was like fire shut up in his bones.  This is because he was a prophet: he didn’t have a prophetic ministry.  Jonah was commanded to go to Nineveh and decided he would runaway from the Word of the Lord, but the Lord is not easily abandoned.  The Lord found Jonah on the sea and prepared a whale to swallow him, and when He released Jonah: what was a three days journey, was done in one day, because Jonah was a prophet, he did not have a prophetic ministry.

Ministry is hard, it requires self sacrifice, self denial and putting one’s self on the back burner to do what God has commanded and built you to do.

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelations 2:10

If the Lord has truly called you to ministry, He did not call you to have a ministry but to be a ministry.  Which means you cannot put it down when you want to, because ministry is who you are; not what you do.

I have often tried to deny the ministry I am and was swiftly shown that when the Lord has ordained a thing, that thing will come to pass.  Believe it.

Therefore, take courage, and stand fast, because God shall obtain what He has placed inside of you.

The ministry that the Lord has established in you shall remain.  Nothing or no one, even you can stop what God has ordained.  So stop complaining and get back on the wall in Jesus Name!!!