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Prophetic Decrees for 2009

Posted on December 30, 2008. Filed under: america, blog, Blogroll, Christian Leaders, christianity, faith, ministry, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

Join Prophetess Candace and guest as they Declare what the Spirit of the Lord is saying for the year 2009 and beyond. The guest include Prophetess Bobino, Pastor Williams, Apostle Williams, and Prophet Howell.

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Paula and Randy White Under Investigation

Posted on November 13, 2007. Filed under: Christian Leaders | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Churches need to be very careful in the day and age we live in. Having  501C3 status  is not all it is cracked up to be. As long as churches have this status the government controls the church and not God!

A perfect example is the witch hunt the Senate Committe is conducting on mega ministries. This is just the begining folks! As long as you partake of the governments handouts you are subject to their guidelines.

Personally I think a lot of what these tele evangelist spend their money on is wasteful and non-productive for the Kingdom of God! The monies spent on 3 million dollar mansions and yachts could go to improving the surrounding communities these churches are located in.

All  of these churches have poverty ridden members and the elderly on fixed incomes. These same people can’t get help from the church they attend to pay their rent and utilities if they get behind!  

TampaBay.com reported The ranking member of the Senate Committee on Finance has begun an investigation of the financial structure of six television ministries, including Tampa’s Without Walls International Church and Paula White Ministries.

In a five-page letter sent to ministers Randy and Paula White on Monday, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, set a Dec. 6 deadline for answers regarding the couple’s personal and professional financial histories. In August, the Whites announced they planned to divorce.

The sweeping investigation pinpoints five specific areas, including executive compensation, real and personal assets, and other general expenses paid or received, mostly since 2004. Among the inquiries:

* Detailed explanations of compensation received by the Whites, including all cash and other gifts.

* Dates and locations of all board meetings since 2004. The letter also calls for the names of those who attended the meetings, as well as the total cost for lodging, meals, travel and entertainment.

* Statements for all credit cards used by the Whites since 2004 for expenses related to the
ministries, including explanations for clothing and cosmetic surgery.

* A list of expenses paid by the ministries relating to homes purchased by the Whites in Tampa; San Antonio, Texas; New York City; and Malibu, Calif. The letters also call for the addresses and size of each residence.

* The year, make and model of all vehicles and aircraft purchased, leased or maintained by the ministries. Copies of flight records also are requested.

* A receipt and documentation of payment method for a Bentley convertible reportedly purchased by the Whites as a tax-exempt gift for Texas author Bishop T.D. Jakes.

* All domestic and overseas bank accounts and investments belonging to the ministries.

* Names and addresses for the publishers of all commercial-related goods relating to the ministry, such as books and audio-video recordings of sermons.

* Detailed accounting of $871,000 worth of merchandise reportedly sold to the church since 2005 by two private businesses owned by the Whites. The letter also calls for the names of those companies and the amounts paid by the church.

Grassley said in his letter that the investigation of the six ministries stems from multiple news reports that have “caused some concern for the Finance Committee.”

“It is important that the Congress and the public have confidence that public charities, which benefit from very significant tax breaks, are operated in a manner that promotes continued trust and that these charities adhere to the guidelines established by the Internal Revenue Service,” wrote Grassley, former chairman of the Finance Committee.

In a prepared statement released by their public relations firm, Tampa-based Tucker/Hall, the Whites issued a statement Monday saying they had learned about the investigation through a reporter.

“We’re assuming it’s authentic–but we find it unusual, since the IRS has separate powers to
investigate religious organizations if they think it’s necessary,” the statement said. “So we find it odd that the IRS did not initiate this investigation. It also seems odd that they have asked about areas that have no relationship to the operation of the church.”

Also included in the investigation are Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga.; David and Joyce Meyer of Joyce Meyer Ministries in Fenton, Mo.; Creflo and Taffi Dollar of World Changers Church International in College Park, Pa.; Kenneth and Gloria Copeland of Copeland Ministries in Newark, Texas; and Benny Hinn of World Healing center of Grapevine, Texas.

“Historically, Americans have given generously to religious organizations,” Grassley wrote, “and those who do should be assured that their donations are being used for the tax-exempt purposes of the organizations.”

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Bishop Weeks Denies Abuse of Juanita Bynum

Posted on September 15, 2007. Filed under: articles, Christian Leaders | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Last Night I watched the press conference given by Bishop Weeks and was disheartened. It was very painful to watch. I wondered if maybe his mind was gone. I don’t know. Sometimes people who are in a rage really don’t remember what they did while in that state. I hope that is the case with him. Because the alternative is too ugly to contemplate.  

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution“Thomas W. Weeks, 40, also a preacher, said he felt compelled to speak his peace after his famous wife announced to the public recently that she was “the new face of domestic violence.”

Weeks, who face felony charges for allegedly beating, choking and stomping his wife to the ground at a hotel parking lot on Aug. 21, said there are “two sides to every story.”

“I want to be clear in saying I do not condone in any way, shape or form violence of any kind towards women,” said Weeks in a conference room at Global Destiny Church of Duluth. “My role has always been to operate as a protector and not as an aggressor. I have walked away from many situations between the two of us, just like I walked away that night.”

“Weeks said he and Bynum, 48, were trying to reconcile the night before the alleged attack. They separated in June.”

  

According to Fox News, Mr. Weeks has been accused of having a previous physical altercation with a female within the church. 

  

 ATLANTA (FOX 5) — “Two faithful followers of Bishop Thomas Weeks, III said last week’s alleged attack against his televangelist wife, Juanita Bynum was not the first time Weeks has shown violence against women. Aungelique Proctor reports.According to the news report, Weeks assaulted a worker by the name of Lorraine Robinson. Ms. Robinson failed to go to the hospital because the two women she confided in and supposedly Juanita Bynum herself discouraged her from doing so.”  

  

The one thing that is glaringly obvious to me is that Bishop Weeks needs serious prayer. I am not saying this to be facetious, I am so serious. From my observations he has given himself over to another spirit, not the Holy Spirit. For a man to lay hands on a woman is reprehensible! But then he goes a step further and lay hands on one of his church members.  

  

Signs were there that he needed help 8 months prior to him jumping on Juanita Bynum. People however over looked them and said that God would work it out. Well He did. He allowed it to come to the forefront. 

  

You want to make sure you “work out your own soul salvation according to the Word of God with fear and trembling.” What does that mean? It means there is a price to pay for at the end of the day for un-confessed sins. There is an accountability factor involved here. And you will give an account of all you do in this body. The scripture goes on to say “Be sure your sins will find you out.” And “what you do in the dark will come to the light.” 

  

There are deep seated issues that the Bishop hasn’t dealt with. And in all of this he is still in denial. They have irrefutable evidence that he did it. But yet and still he denies it. The prosecutor’s office says they have more than enough evidence to proceed with this case. So how could he hold that press conference and make the statements he did? 

  

The bottom line is Bishop Weeks needs to come clean and get help. First he needs to repent. Then he needs to get professional counseling for his rage and bitterness. This is not just an anger management situation. This case is much deeper than this. For someone to go to the level he went to is so beyond simple anger.  

  

For those in the church that wants to sweep this under the rug shame on you.  This has been allowed to on too long as it is. Until we the church get right how in the world can we help someone else.  For those that are blaming Juanita Bynum for going after her husband thereby getting her self beat up shame on you! How asinine is that statement? That is the reason women don’t come forth! Because they have been told by both the perpetrator and society somehow she was at fault. The woman then becomes to believe the lie! 

  

The church needs to stop hiding behind religious piety and start being the church Christ has called you to be. Back in the day, both Jesus and John the Baptist laid into those that were overly religious.  They both referred to the leaders of that day as vipers, vultures, hypocrites, liars and thieves. 

  

They called them to task for putting burdens on the people and being unfair in their dealings with them. They hid behind their authority to and so called knowledge to place undo weights on the people.  

  

The same thing is happening today. Along came Jesus on the scene and said “ He was sent to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captive, recover sight to the blind, and to set at liberty all who were oppressed. Does this sound like what the church is doing today? I venture to say a resounding NO! 

  

Let us get back to being the church that Christ died for. Let us love our fellow man enough to help him. Let us not ignore wrongdoing and do nothing. Let us let our light shine so that others may see it and want to come to that light. As it stands you find so many that do not want to have anything to do with Christ, because of the representation of Him.  

  

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