When Leadership Is Beaten- Juanita Bynum story

Posted on August 23, 2007. Filed under: articles, Christian Leaders, domestic violence | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Here is the link to the Atlanta Journal Constitution story about Juanita Bynum being beaten by her husband on  early Wednesday morning. 

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/stories/2007/08/22/bynum_0823.html

 

This is a tragic story for women everywhere that deal with domestic abuse. This not only happens in the world but it happens in the church! And it ought not to be so. At the end of this post are a few quotes, which there are hundreds out there, that shows the mindset of the church concerning this issue.

God has allowed this to be exposed because it will help to set some women who have been silent to come forth. In Ministry I have run across a lot of different folks going through the same thing Juanita Bynum has been through. It is a travesty that was allowed to stay silent.

A girl I knew 12 yrs ago was being abused in a neighboring church. The pastor was apprised of the situation and told her “what God joined together let no man put assunder.” So she stayed. Within   three months of her “counseling session” she was dead! Her husband killed her and then called the pastor. Oh did I mention the Pastor was his uncle and had been beating his wife for years.

Lets move forward 8 years later. Another Saint of God was separated from her husband for 7 months because he abused her, this was at another church. Of course he shot and killed her. I knew his mother very well. And the girl that was killed was a fellow church member.

These are not the only stories I know of personally that are like these. This ought not to be so!

I am so sick of this! I have dealt with at least 30 abused women in the church personally! I have even written plays and skits on this issue, trying to bring awareness to what is happining behind closed doors.

I went to one pastor about a lady in our church and was told sometimes you have to turn the other cheek for the Gospel sake. Of course I lost my everloving mind! And said a whole bunch of stuff the Holy Spirit did not sanction.

I am so angry that this spirit of abuse and murder is running rampant in the church. And the saints are not doing anything about it. Speak  up if you know some one is being abused. Make the Pastor do something! Make sure you make it possible for the woman to be able to talk to you about what is going on. Do not sit on the side lines saying you do not want to get involved!

I have a big mouth and I am one that is ready to fight when it comes to injustice against another.

I may be a preacher but you better believe I will go in with both fist swinging if I see a man beating up on a woman. I have done it on several occasions. Yes I will pray for you, but I will also beat you down!

I know I am ranting and raving but this has me MAD! My husband thinks I am crazy! Because I told him when we were first married if he ever laid a hand on me he had betted not go to sleep, because I would break his knee caps with a baseball bat! I meant that and still do.

Unfortunately for me I don’t know how to give good advice in these kinds of situations except for them to leave and don’t look back. Forgive them but keep on moving. My other advise is to break a body part while you are going out the door.

I need to stop talking because this is all about how upset I am and what I would do and it is supposed to be about Juanita Bynum. Please pray for her and pray that bishop Weeks would be caught because he is at large and pray that he gets the help he needs. Because obviously the brother has problems!

The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. But God has come to give us Abundant Life. You sure are not living the Abundant Life getting beat upside the head!

For any man that is an abuser I pray that you would wake up and get the help you need. There is a root of bitterness operating in your life that needs to be dealt with.

For the women who are being abused I pray you place enough value on your life to get out of the situation you are in. you don’t have to take that. God has come to set the captives free and to heal those that are broken hearted.

Juanita Bynum is a strong woman of Faith and Somehow God will use this to elevate her in the things of Him and to help other women become free.

  

Here are the links I told you about.

By Very Sad Day

Aug 23, 2007 2:57 PM | Link to this

I’m very saddened to hear of this incident concerning these two well-known Ministers of the Gospel. My heart goes out to both families, Natural and Spiritual. Now with that being said, what kind of Church is this, where these incidents go on between Pastors? I’m embasseded that the Churches dirty laundry is continually displayed to the World and no one seems to be alarmed. These prominent members of the Body of Christ are putting Christ to an open Shame right in front of the World that we should be winning. Iým concerned about the lack of discernment in the Church. It takes two to make a good marriage and it takes two to make a bad one also. Both parties have to bare the responsibility for allowing this incident to escalate to the level where it is today. We should be outraged at this conduct instead if justifying one above the other. Where is the standard of conduct that the Word of God requires for the members of the body of Christ? The world is watching us and we have a responsibility to exalt the name Christ.

By Keepin it Real

Aug 23, 2007 2:58 PM | Link to this

I would just like to say in all things give thanks unto the Lord . Pastor Bynum I believe that God will continue to carry you through. This is just a small situation that he has exposed to call those that are lost into the fold. I believe God will restore all that was lost in the midst of this Spiritual entaglement. We don’t War against the flesh it is a battle between Principalities of Darkness which are spirits of all sorts, be it a beaten spirit a control spirit , intimidation spirit, shopping spirit, you name it , I plead the Blood of Jesus against any spirit that will attempt to continue an operate in the lifes of these two God ordained individuals and that the peace and love of God will overtake them in every area of their lives they will seek to please the Lord. I pray that the Holy Spirit will lead direct and Guide them through out this tribulation unto the triumph of the Victory that God has awaiting them if only they submit and obey Him… May the peace of God be with them forever more…. God Bless

By Evangelist Bowman

Aug 23, 2007 2:53 PM | Link to this

I would like to say first of all that abuse in any form is never acceptable in God or man’s eyes. But the rest of the comments I am reading such as touch not mine annointed, and others I see. It never ceases to amaze me at how when the children of God behave in an ungodly manner how we immediately use that particular scripture. I’m a firm believer and the word will back me up if you interpret it in the right context, that you should call it as you see it. If these two were so annointed they would not have been carrying on in such a way in a very public place especially after both parties agreed to the meeting place. For the word clearly tells us that there is a time and a place for everything not to mention the other dozens of scriptures that tell us how we should conduct ourselves in public. She should not have ran behind him, and he should not have displayed his ignorance and anger in such a harsh way. The bottom line is while my prayers go out for any woman that has experienced domestic abuse/violence, I have very little sympathy for a woman who as one poster indicated uses her ministry to prey on the finances of the less despondent and could care less about the soul. Let me just say this, and you can say what you will or may, because quite frankly I answer to a true and a living God, not the by-laws of man made churches or national church counsels. It is time that we as the people of God began to truly stand up for God and stop making excuses for those that are in the limelight. Just as sure as there is a God in heaven he will deal with both weeks and Bynum.

By triune

Aug 23, 2007 2:52 PM | Link to this

this definitely shows us (the church) that spiritual warfare is needed. we are in a war folks and we need to be bsttling. satan hates marriages. we need ot pray for them , and not judge them. i feel strongly in my spirit, that God is going to get the glory out of this. What the eenemy meant for bad, God will use for HIS glory. i feel a lot of women (even minister wives) will come out of the closet on suffering abuse in the home secretly, for not wanting to uncover their husband/pastor. we still love you both. please don’t make any sudden decisions with the emotions raging. allow God to minister to both your hearts in all this. What God has joined together, let no man put asunder. this act is unacceptable , yes, but God can heal and restore and build better than ever. love, triune

 

 

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9 Responses to “When Leadership Is Beaten- Juanita Bynum story”

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It’s always the man’s fault. I am not condoning his actions however, woman need to be accountable for their provoking ways. He leaves the meeting angry. Why follow him into the parking lot. You can never reasoing with aanyone who is angry. In the history of civilization only recently can words count for nothing. I dare anyone to walk to a stranger and curse at him or her and see what developes. Every situation, every fight has two sides. Let’s not be quick to JUDGE. I am speaking from experience. Early in my marriage, my wife not once but several times had taken objects an lauched it at me. Yet if I dared to retaliate, I’m branded for life. People always need to keep the whole picture of any development. Violence is wrong when it’s the man engageing in it and is ALSO wrong when woman engages in it. Lastly, no one should provoke another to anger.

I agree with judge 2. I am a female that grew up in an abusive home so when I got married I would provoke my husband until he hit me; if he didn’t I felt he didn’t really love me. The sad thing is I made him seam like an abusive man and he went to jail; when in reality he was defending himself against me. Some women are just sick and we need to be taught that a black eye does not mean love. You can never judge what is going on in someone home unless you are there.

Prohetess, be encouraged, and know that even in this storm it is going to work out for your good. I will continue to lay before the Lord on your behalf, and iam trusting that healing is yours!!!!! mentally, Spiritually, and emotionally.

I two came from a abusive marriage but I had enough sense, you put your hand on me once that is it. I separated for several months to give him a chance to make up his mind that he would not hit or abuse me again and could not promise that. I left and moved on.

The problem here is marriage takes time for two people. If it’s possible to take one year to be with one another, spend time with each that you become one. It take at least seven years before the marriage sets in. You are still on your honeymoon. If two people as Prophetess Bynum and her husband, there is no way that you going to have 3 ministries going and have no time for each other. When one is in the lime-light, especailly a woman over her husband, that brings jealousy and resentment.

When you go into a marriage, there are so many things to consider especially if both is in the ministry. You can’t be miles away from one another and to have successful marriage.

To see Paula and Randy White getting a divorce, Bishop Noel Jones separated from his wife. Now to hear Juanita and her husband getting a divorce what is going on. Where is God. To make a big deal about the wedding and to encourage people to bring discouragement. The world is looking at this and so many people have been let down. Is it about us or God.

Do we have to have so many mega- ministries. When your marriage is in jeopardy, it has to be dealt with. the worst thing about all this, you just had this huge conference for couples and mentorship and to let us down.

And to settling a situation 4AM in the morning, the spirit would had warn her and I believe the Holy Spirit did but did not heed. Let us not blame everything on him, she is at fault also. Need to really do some real deep down searching in self. Something went wrong somewhere. To get a divorce is not the answer, to get marry to another. No so.

I two came from a abusive marriage but I had enough sense, you put your hand on me once that is it. I separated for several months to give him a chance to make up his mind that he would not hit or abuse me again and could not promise that. I left and moved on.
The problem here is marriage takes time for two people. If it’s possible to take one year to be with one another, spend time with each that you become one. It take at least seven years before the marriage sets in. You are still on your honeymoon. If two people as Prophetess Bynum and her husband, there is no way that you going to have 3 ministries going and have no time for each other. When one is in the lime-light, especailly a woman over her husband, that brings jealousy and resentment. When you go into a marriage, there are so many things to consider especially if both is in the ministry. You can’t be miles away from one another and to have successful marriage. To see Paula and Randy White getting a divorce, Bishop Noel Jones separated from his wife. Now to hear Juanita and her husband getting a divorce what is going on. Where is God. To make a big deal about the wedding and to encourage people to bring discouragement. The world is looking at this and so many people have been let down. Is it about us or God. Do we have to have so many mega- ministries. When your marriage is in jeopardy, it has to be dealt with. the worst thing about all this, you just had this huge conference for couples and mentorship and to let us down.
And to settling a situation 4AM in the morning, the spirit would had warn her and I believe the Holy Spirit did but did not heed. Let us not blame everything on him, she is at fault also. Need to really do some real deep down searching in self. Something went wrong somewhere. To get a divorce is not the answer, to get marry to another. No so.

No comments, we will pray for them

What we must remember is that God is God! Juanita or Weeks are only vessles used to do his works or gather souls for the kingdom. Just because this situation happened does not make them less effective for the kingdom of Christ. The annointing that Christ gives you cannot be destroyed by satan, but he can make you ignorant to its existence. I don’t know exactly what happened, but I do know that discipline and the Holy Spirit went out of the window to be replaced by demands of the flesh. Our goal as Christians are to resist the wiles of satan whether he uses insecurities, control, abuse or any other spirit. We should be disciplined enough to stop and let God in in that heated moment. Weeks , here is some advice, repent and do no more. Be accountable for all of the souls that you have in your care and show Christ true sincerity. Bynum, I love you and will keep you in my prayers. I am a 11 year survivor of an abusive marriage myself. I respect your actions and your respect for the holy covenant of marriage that you would not speak about your husband. In truths nothing is about us but it is all for the Glory of God. Christ love has no limits and even through this you must love. But, gain wisdom and walk by faith.

Women aren’t the only ones being abused so are men in their homes before they go to church. You got some crazy wives who love provoking and hitting their husbands but if he hit her back its abuse. Juanita wanted out of the marriage and she found a way. Provoke him and get him to hit her. Let her husband be the bad guy. Let the world see she is an abused women. The Devil is a lie. She is a fale prophetess.

The Sons and Daughters of God should pray for these two individuals. It is evident that society is focusing too much on the people as oppose to the purpose of their calling. Dr. Bynum is a woman of God with a mission. Bishop Weeks is a man of God called to shepherd people.
Souls who may not be as spiritual or learned in the Word of God, can look at these actions and take them completely out of context. I can’t judge anyone, and will dare not too. God said “touch not my anointed…” However, I just want to see this out of the media, so that these great Soldiers of the Cross-can put their pain behind them and focus on the one thing they have been chosen, elected to do win souls for the kingdom of God. To them much has been given, and much will be required. It is because of their position in the kingdom, they’re being so scrutinized. May the God of peace be with both of them to make godly decisions on how to move forward without hurting each other even more.


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