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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bishop Thomas Weeks III Finds A Wife.

Bishop Thomas Weeks III has married Prophetess Christina Glenn. For those of you who don’t remember or don't know Bishop Weeks, he was the husband of televangelist Juanita Bynum. Some may remember her from some of her most powerful conferences "No More Sheets" She and Weeks divorced June 2008, after Weeks was accused of beating Bynum in a parking lot. He plead guilty to aggravated assault and was ordered to attend anger management classes. I’m all for moving on and making life better. I sincerely hope that he has learned from the incident with Bynum and never does anything like that again. According to a article in Vibe Magazine Bishop Weeks decided on Christina Glenn following an online “wife search”, even the sinners were mocking Bishop Weeks third attempt at marriage. Here’s a video clip about the search for a wife for Bishop week’s… it is funny, but not funny.

I can't help but wonder-as a woman, how do you get past public knowledge that your mate has been convicted of abusing his ex-wife? How do you make sure that doesn't happen in your relationship with him?Internet chatter has it that Prophetess Christina Glenn ex-husband Prophet/ Pastor Marshall Blackmond had similar issues like Weeks so it is easy to see how she has blind eyes. She was Co-pastor with Blackmond. I would like to know what became of their flock.

Warning Signs Of A Ministry Diva!

Today, we're seeing a rise in what some are calling "ministry divas." These are men and women who are pastors, or ministry or spiritual leaders who's focus is more on themselves than the people they serve. The following can be either a man or a woman:
  1. He doesn't participate in worship. He only comes out to preach.
  2. He's escorted on and off the platform so he doesn't actually have to mingle with people.
  3. He has multiple assistants - or what some call "armor-bearers" to carry his cell phone, Bible, man-purse, etc.
  4. He doesn't travel that much, but needs a private jet when he does.
  5. When he visits other churches, he naturally assumes he'll get either a seat on the platform or a front row seat.
  6. When he promotes his books, he always calls it a "best seller" even though it wasn't.
  7. He makes ever growing demands on the church for more free time, bigger perks, larger personal staff, etc.
  8. He spends more on his wardrobe and cars than the church spends on the children's program.
  9. Divorce is OK for him, because of the ministry pressures he's under. So when it happens, he doesn't need to step down or submit to counseling - he doesn't need it.
  10. When he advertises a conference in magazines or other places, his picture is the biggest thing on the ad. SOURCE

Monday, July 6, 2009

What Is A Prophetess?

I received an e-mail today from Prophetess Bynum maling list with information about some gig she's doing in the area. I was thinking about the word “prophet” which is a gender neutral noun, meaning “a person who speaks for God.” You can’t be a “prophetess,” that’s just ignorant stuff us black Church Folk made up. How many biblical prophet wander around calling himself a prophet? Now other people may called them a prophet. But to called your self one is another thing. So from my limit amount of understanding of the word of God isn't most spiritual gifts, for a time and a season? We also know God can use whomever He wishes. You may have the gift of prophecy today and never exercise that gift again in your lifetime. Lets take the “prophetess” Bynum for example if she was still operating in her gift she would have known that her husband was going to go off on her. In the body of Christ why can't we just be us? and let others worry about what to call us. You know what people called the Prophet Jeremiah? They called him “Jeremiah.”You know what people called the Prophet Daniel?" Daniel." You see were I am going with this. So why do people get hung up on a titles? Juanita Bynum, whose humility and grace and powerful preaching impressed the heck out of me five years ago, now she comes across as some one who needs help.
It absolutely surprises me that ladies are still tuning her in every week and following her around the country.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Why Are Christians Afraid Of Dying?

I don't get it ! As Christians why are we afraid to die? Don't take the statement the wrong way, not that Christians should want to die, but dying shouldn’t hold the same terror for Christians as it does for people who don’t know Christ. I know it's easy to say when it’s not you in the hospital bed. Fear of death is natural. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. It doesn’t mean you lack faith or that God has somehow abandoned you.

For the last week I’ve been forced to the bed. The pain so bad that at times I was wishing for death. I had flu like symptoms which cause my whole body to ache in a horrible way. Every time I move it hurt. I visited the doctor twice and had every test known to man ran. Any way every thing came back good. Why I was lying around thinking I decided that I’m not really afraid of death so much as I’m afraid of dying.

I am thinking an immediate death has a certain dignity to it that a long, drawn-out battle with disease inevitably robs you of, as you become increasingly helpless and tortured by pain. The fact of the matter is, these bodies we inhabit are merely flesh and bone. They are only for a certain time and, I promise you that one day they will break down and they are going to let us down. But now that I’m getting older and stuff is starting to break down. It forces me to realize that the end is much closer.

Some pastors like to scare folks with talk about death. Accept Jesus because death is inevitable. You’re going to die, be sure you die in Christ. I think we might all do a bit better to realize death is only the final stage of dying, which is, itself, a vital part of living. From the moment we are born, we, all of us, are dying. Our bodies grow and flower and decay and break down. It’s inevitable.

Knowing Christ when you die is a vital, inescapable imperative. But having a relationship with Christ while you are living, while you are healthy, while you can walk and talk and dance and sing—that’s just as important. Many people think of Jesus as the last ring of the bell before lights out. Letting Him in does, indeed, save you from a lost eternity.

But knowing Him, actually having a relationship with Him, may be the only comfort many of us have while we are dying. While we are transitioning from birth to life, from childhood to adolescence, from adolescence to adulthood, from adulthood to maturity, from maturity to middle age, from middle age to senior citizen, from senior citizen to Marvel Of The Age—at every stage of life, knowing Christ, serving Him, is the most rewarding and fulfilling experience any of us can have. And when that time of final transition comes, whether it’s by accident , or the long good-bye of suffering and disease, our comfort, our hope, is in that relationship—not just the quick fix of a last minute repentance but a life spent knowing, serving, loving and having been loved by God—that reassures us that, despite the seeming unfairness of life’s final curtain, there is logic, reason, and hope in the plan of our Father.

Question: Are You Afraid To Die?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

No Human Being Is Privy To The Heart Of Another

Gospel superstar Andrae Crouch and his twin sister, Sandra, confirm meeting with Michael Jackson and praying and singing with him weeks before his death.Michael Jackson raised as a member of the Jehovah's Witness sect and reportedly a convert to Islam last year, sought out the Crouches for inspiration for his upcoming tour, for which he was unprepared, according to a report in Assist News Service.

But while some blogs as well as this blog have reported that meeting led to a spiritual conversion by Jackson, the Crouches say they are not certain. Sandra Crouch says on her Facebook page she don't no were that came from. But "We loved and respected Michael and will continue to pray for his family. All the extra is not from us." A spokesman for the Crouches had this to add: "Andrae and Sandra did in fact visit with Michael Jackson two times, once at the recording studio, and once at his home in the last two months, as recently as three weeks ago, asking for prayer concerning the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and how he could make his music more 'spiritual.' So Andrae and Sandra explained to him about the anointing and about Jesus. He wanted to know what makes your hands go up, and makes you 'come out of yourself,' and what gives a 'spirituality' to the music? He then requested to hear his favorite song that he loves and wanted the(m) to sing to him, so they ... joined hands and sang together, and he said, 'It was beautiful.' He first heard it in and loved it and wanted it on tape. He had tape the song sang to him by Andrae and Sandra. Was there evidence of a conversion? The Crouch spokesman said: "He did NOT reject Jesus or the prayer when (we) prayed, and gladly joined in prayer. He usually doesn't touch anybody, but he touched them, and held their hands in a circle as they sang and prayed. There was NO actual 'sinners prayer' however, but they did talk and pray about Jesus and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. They also told him, 'Michael, we consider you as our son,' and he said, 'Yes, yes, yes' and gave him his latest music on a CD, and he told him, 'Andrae I trust you with this,' and gave him CDs of 2 songs ... unpublished, beautiful music."

No human being is privy to the heart of another. None of us knows what Michael Jackson was thinking in his final hours and moments. Only he and God have access to that information. For all we know, Jackson might have fallen on his knees, begged for forgiveness and received Christ into his heart as Lord and Savior. At that moment the Lord might have taken him home to be with Him.

Michael Jackson’s Secret Wife!

The nutters are coming out of the woodwork. Nona Paris Lola Ankhesenamun Jackson filed a lawsuit this morning claiming to be Michael Jackson’s secret wife.

Nona claims that she has known Jackson since he was a teenager, that she is the mother of Jackson’s three children, and that she wrote over 3,000 songs for Michael.

Nona though has form: she’s twice been to court asking for joint custody of the children, and even once tried to claim Neverland for herself. Sadly she wasn’t laughed out of court then, but was told that she had to make a “better presentation of her evidence.” In 2008 she filed for a legal separation from Michael

My guess is that we’ll see a whole lot more bizarre claims like this one for possibly years to come.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Warning To Ministers, Their Wives And Mistresses.

The wife of a nationally known televangelist has penned a book about ministers who cheat and the women who love them. Now if I am going to take advice from anyone it would have to be from some one who has been in the fight a long time and seems to be winning. Ms. Betty Price been married for over 50 years to Frederick K.C Price. I find the title very interesting.
The book, entitled "Warning To Ministers, Their Wives and Mistresses," is the provocative new book by Dr. Betty Price, wife of Apostle Frederick K.C. Price.
From the Table of Contents:
  1. Letters from Two Mistresses
  2. Warning to Husbands
  3. The Many Faces of Seduction and Deception
  4. When You Lose You Anointing and Your Position They Will No Longer Want You
  5. What Legacy Will You Leave Your Children
  6. Spiritual Prostitution
  7. Warning Against Covetousness and Pride
Price is the pastor of bicoastal mega-church Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles. Price said she wrote "Warning" to help prevent pastoral sexual infidelity. But the warning should be heeded by all leaders including pastors, celebrities and politicians.

"All of the ministers I know who’ve cheated on their wives, their lives were cut short. And I’ve seen it happen to ministers of all ethnicities. When you live an immoral life, you’re doing what Galatians 6:7 says. God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, he will reap. You are sowing seeds of death and destruction when you commit adultery because you’re betraying something very sacred. Your oath to God and your spouse."

Price's book also reveals personal trials with women who have tried to tempt her high-profile charismatic husband. Although they were cunning, Price said none has caused her husband to fall short of his commitment to God or herself. As a highly respected first lady thousands of women have shared their stories with Price. So her book is full of real-life accounts.

Stealing From An Ambulance!

Bring me my belt! This child needs an old fashion A@@ whipping. I understand some people don't believe in physical punishment for children but I am not one of them.

A Carter County boy was arrested over the weekend on charges of stealing from an ambulance while paramedics were treating his mother.

The Johnson City Press reports the boy, who was not named because he is a juvenile, is charged with stealing $5,000 in medical supplies. That includes an oxygen tank and an oxygen sensor machine. He is also accused of stealing a purse belonging to one of the rescue workers and of breaking into a car several hours earlier and stealing credit cards, a cellular phone and a PlayStation portable video game.
The boy was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center in Johnson City.