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The Devil Made Me Do It – According To Bishop Weeks

Posted on August 29, 2007. Filed under: articles, domestic violence | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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What kind of mess is this? Bishop Thomas Weeks, the estranged husband of Prophetess Juanita Bynum, claimed anonymity when he said “The Devil Made Me Do It.” Like we church folks say” The devil is a lie!” I guess when He stands in court he will also tell the judge this same ridiculous story.

This story below is taken from the Atlanta Journal Constitution: Weeks took the pulpit two days after his surrender to authorities in connection with the alleged attack on Bynum. His remarks included appreciation for the prayers and support that he said have come in for him and his wife and thanks to those in attendance in spite of the controversy.

Weeks sparked thunderous applause and cheers when he asked members to tell those seated next to them: “We’ve got certain things going on right now, but I refuse to stop coming to the house God built.”

Weeks, wearing a dark suit and his customary bow tie, blamed the devil for the accusation that has him facing two felony charges. He didn’t, however, offer any specifics before introducing a guest minister who preached in his stead, then exiting the room.

The bishop is charged with aggravated assault for allegedly choking, kicking and hitting Bynum on Tuesday night in a parking lot at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel and with making terroristic threats to kill her. Both are felonies.After turning himself in, he spent six hours in the Fulton County Jail before being released on $40,000 bond Friday.

Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God, for God cannot be tempted by evil nor does He Himself tempt anyone. BUT EACH ONE IS TEMPTED WHEN HE IS DRAWN AWAY BY HIS OWN DESIRES AND ENTICED. THEN WHEN DESIRE HAS CONCEIVED IT GIVES BIRTH TO SIN, AND SIN, WHEN IT IS FULL GROWN BRINGS FORTH DEATH”- JAMES 1:13-16. Sin here comes about when people are drawn away AFTER THEIR OWN DESIRES AND ENTICED!

Far too much has been blamed on the devil when it comes to issues in the church! We have to step up to the plate and take responsibility for our own actions. The only way healing can take place in the Body of Christ is for us to get real about our issues.

The Lord is cleaning house. He is sweeping back the rug so that the Church can look at itself in light of His Word. We are not alright! But thank God, HE will not leave us in the state we are in. He will uncover and expose so that we can acknowledge that there is a problem. Once acknowledge the problem can be dealt with.

Individuals come to the church for a healing of their souls. It supposed to be not just a place to fellowship but a place to worship! Time out for all of the prosperity messages and let us do the work of true ministry.

Candace House© 2007. Candace House.  

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Michael Vick Is Not Inhumane-The Animal Rights Activist Are

Posted on August 27, 2007. Filed under: articles, celebrities | Tags: , , , , , , |

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I am so sick and tired of hearing about Michael Vick abuse of animals. It is really starting to get to me. The news media is in a frenzy concerning him and this dog fighting issue. Why everyone has their panties in a wad over this is beyond me. Just slap him with a hefty fine and move on.

Today they announced that Vick, according to CNN made apologies and pleaded guilty. That is good however that does not warrant the stiff sentence they are trying to give him for dog’s lives. Give me a break!

According to the Washington Post, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg said in a statement this morning that federal sentencing guidelines had appeared to call for a prison term of up to six months and that a first-time offender like Vick normally might not have received any jail time.

But because Vick’s conduct was so “heinous, cruel and inhumane,” Rosenberg said, prosecutors insisted that the sentencing range be adjusted upward to 12-18 months, and Vick’s attorneys agreed. “It is highly unusual for a defendant to agree to recommend a sentence above the advisory guideline range,” Rosenberg said.

How crazy is this? The world is so concerned about a dog’s right to life and human treatment but not concerned with human life. Animal Rights Activist would love to see this man go to jail for 5 or more years if they had their way. But these same people wouldn’t go to bat for babies with no voice.

Michael says it is time for him to grow up and he is concerned about his image to young people. All of that is commendable. But now that he has “found Jesus”, instead of going on the “save our animals circuit” he needs to turn his attention to the save our babies circuit.

This country has its priorities backward. It is a travesty! Why isn’t the media showing clips from partial birth abortion videos over and over again? No instead we had to watch the same clip of these same dogs fighting 50 thousand times!

Here is a quote from a partial birth abortion website.

“During the first year after the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act was introduced in mid-1995, many opponents of the bill, such as NARAL’s Kate Michelman and syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman, insisted that anesthesia given to the mother painlessly kills the babies before they are pulled feet-first from the womb and stabbed through the back of the skull. But in congressional testimony in 1996 — virtually ignored by the news media — this myth was emphatically refuted by the heads of the two major professional societies of anesthesiologists. Other experts testified that the babies are alive and fully capable of experiencing great pain during a partial-birth abortion. To learn more about the pain that partial-birth abortion inflicts on pre-mature human babies, and about the “anesthesia myth,”

With just this little bit of information about this horrible procedure to you see why I can care less about dogs fighting. Human life is much more valuable than that of animals. Where is the outcry of the media over this issue?

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LIVING ON BORROWED TIME!

Posted on August 27, 2007. Filed under: christianity, devotions | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

appletree.jpg    Living on Borrowed Time!

We need to be cognizant of the times we are living in. Truly it is the last days. We have heard this said from days of old and many have grown immune to the clarion call to be aware of the times. Twice we see in scripture a story concerning the usefulness of the fig tree. 


First we see Him Matthew 21:18-19

 

“Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry.

And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing

on it but leaves, and said to it, “Let no fruit grow on you ever again.”

 Immediately the fig tree withered away.”

In verse 19  Jesus cursed the tree. Why would He do this? The scripture gives no explanation of this. However, it is a fact that a fig tree should have figs by the time the leaves are evident. The fig tree actually produces green figs before the leaves appear and if no figs are produced by that time, then that tree will not have any figs that year. Therefore, this fig tree was professing something that it didn’t have even though it was still too early for figs.

And again in Luke 13:6-9

 6 He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7 Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ 8 But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. 9 And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that[a] you can cut it down.”  

The fig tree represents the nation of Israel. The Lord planted the nation to bring forth the fruits of righteousness unto Him (Mt. 7:16-20), but they had been barren. The whole nation was worthy of judgment (“cut it down”–Lk. 13:7) just as we would cut down an unproductive tree and replace it with a good one. However, Jesus, who is represented by the dresser of the vineyard, interceded for the nation and gained an extension of God’s mercy to see if the nation would bring forth the fruits of repentance (Mt. 3:8). They did not and therefore were “cut down” in A.D. 70 when the Roman army under Titus destroyed Jerusalem.

WHAT IS THE LESSON?:Let us take a lesson from the children of Israel yet once again.  Note that at the end of Luke 12, Jesus reminded his disciples to always be ready and live with a sense of urgency about his return. Jesus began the next chapter by calling on people to repent. Now Jesus is basically reminding us that we are on borrowed time. We need to repent now.

We’ve been extended a season of grace to become fruitful, so we’ve got to be fruitful. No more playing “church”. It’s time to BE the CHURCH! No more hypocritical living. No more operating in dead works. No more religious talk without living spiritual. He said to walk in the light as He is in the light. It’s time to put up or shut up! And I am talking about producing fruit unto righteousness, not unto unrighteousness.

 

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father, Please help us to bear fruit unto righteousness. Please let it be fruit that remains. Prick our hearts by your Holy Spirit to be cognizant of the time and to live lives that are laid down for you. Let passion burn in our hearts for the things of you. Let our souls be set on fire for those that do not know you. Today let us not harden our hearts to Your voice but hearken unto your call when you say “come up hither.” We want to be sold out for you and not concerned about the trappings of this world. Help us to not procrastinate but do all for you with a sense of urgency knowing our time is short and there a more souls to be saved.This we ask in the precious name of our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach.

Amen.

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