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The Church Divided: Presidents, Prophecies, and Partisan Politics

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’-Revelation 2:29

I have taken the liberty to write this letter with the hope that it would provide some clarity and correction to the toxic environment that the Church has found itself in as a result of its involvement in partisan American politics and prophecies surrounding the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. My letter is written to those of the Christian faith in North America. If you consider yourself to be a non-believer and you come across this letter, you are more than welcome to read it although it may not make much sense to you.

TheOne-Term” Presidency Prophecy of Donald J. Trump

Friday, January 22nd, 2021 marked the date four years ago to the day when I shared publicly for the first time a prophetic word that I had received from the Lord about the Presidency of then incoming President Donald Trump; the 45th President of the United States.

All Night Prayer Gathering: Friday, January 6, 2017 

The church that I pastor (Life Changers Church in the Greater Cincinnati, OH area), has hosted an all-night prayer meeting the first Friday of each month since my wife and I founded the church almost ten years ago. These meetings start at 9 pm on Friday and typically end around 5 am the next day. This prayer meeting, which was held at the Allen home (former members of Life Changers Church) was just one of our regular scheduled times of prayer. It was at this meeting when the Lord initially spoke to me what I am about to share with you.

During the prayer meeting, we proceeded to pray for the not yet inaugurated President-elect Donald J. Trump. Our church has always taken seriously the biblical admonition found in 1 Timothy 2:1-4 that instructs the church to pray for those who are in authority. We have done this faithfully through the years regardless of whom the President is, whether you voted for them or not, or whether you agree with their policies or not. Our church believes in PRAYING for all who serve in positions of authority.

I began leading during this time of prayer. I prayed and asked the Lord to bless the outgoing Presidential administration (President Obama) as his terms in office had come to an end. We thanked God for keeping him and his family safe the past eight years and prayed that God’s grace would be with the Obamas as they transitioned into civilian life. We then turned our attention in prayer and began praying for the incoming Presidential administration (President-elect Trump at the time). We asked the Lord to protect him and his family and that the Lord would give him the wisdom to guide, lead, and govern.

Anyone who understands the nature of prayer knows that prayer is not merely a monologue but a dialogue. You offer up prayers that are on your heart to the Lord while simultaneously remaining aware, attentive, and sensitive knowing that at any moment the Lord may speak back to you. He may begin redirecting the focus of your prayers or He may elect to speak a word of prophecy.

Not long after I began praying for President-elect Trump the “word of the Lord” (another term used synonymously for prophecy) came to me concerning the incoming President. It was at this moment that the Lord spoke three distinct things to me about President-elect Trump. I will share these three things with you in the exact order that they were given to me by the Lord late-night Friday 6th/early morning Saturday, January 7th, 2017.

They are as follows:

  1. The very first thing that the Lord said to me about President-elect Trump was that he was (and I quote) a friend to the Christian.
  2. The second thing that the Lord shared with me was that he would be (and I quote) he will be a one-term President.
  3. The third and final thing that the Lord said to me was there are some things that I desire to do through his administration that will not occur if the church does not partner with heaven in prayer.

I prophesied (which means to speak out publicly) this word out loud during this segment of our all-night prayer gathering. After I shared this word of prophecy, I took note of what the Lord said so I could record it later in my prayer journal as I do all prophecies that the Lord speaks to me. After that we continued on with our prayer gathering as usual.

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 (Sunday Worship Service @ Life Changers Church)

On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, two days after President Trump had been officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, we were in our normal Sunday worship service at the local church that I pastor. I had started a new teaching series as I normally do at the beginning of each year and had planned to teach on that subject, but felt during our time of worship that the Lord wanted to speak through me that morning in an extemporaneous fashion bypassing the message that I had already prepared.

As I stood at the podium I began speaking and sharing the Lord’s heart surrounding the disrespect and disdain that had transpired between many Christians during the 2016 Presidential cycle. It was during this spontaneous message that we went on to call Politics, American Presidents, and the Plan of God that I shared publicly for the first time (outside of that initial prayer gathering back on Friday, January 6th) the prophetic words that the Lord had given to me concerning President Donald Trump. If you would like to view the video from our church’s broadcast, I will be sure to share those links later on.

Since that Sunday, I have shared the word concerning the Trump Presidency many times both privately and publicly because I understood from the gravity of the word that the Lord shared with me that he would be governing on “borrowed time” meaning his Presidency would end as abruptly as it began. So, I encouraged our church (and whoever else would listen) to pray as the Lord instructed so the Lord’s will would not be frustrated due to our lack of intercession.

What About The Prophets Who Prophesied Trump’s Reelection? Were they wrong?

One of the things that has been constantly discussed in wider parts of the Northern American Christian community were all of the prophecies that were shared concerning the reelection of President Trump. Many voices emphatically stated that God said that President Trump would be reelected and serve two terms. We now see that as of this current election cycle that is not the case. Joe Biden was elected and sworn in just this past week as the 46th President of the United States. This has left a bad taste in the mouths of many Christians. I will share a few thoughts that I have surrounding this topic that hopefully will be able to shed some light on these occurrences.

The Gift of Prophecy

Prophecy is one of the gifts given to the church by the Holy Spirit. Prophecy in the New Testament is defined as:

  • To speak forth by divine inspiration
  • To utter forth or declare a thing which can only be known by divine revelation.
  • To predict something or foretell future events.

When properly used, prophecy can be one of the most dynamic gifts that any person could ever come into contact with. When stewarded well, it can deeply impact the lives of those whom it touches. When flippantly mishandled, it can cause great harm and damage. God’s gifts are not gimmicks. When using these gifts to edify and strengthen others, we must do so in a manner that honors those whom we minister to and glorifies God who endowed us with the gifts. The principles that I am about to share with you I have taught them over the course of the past few years in a class that we host annually at our church. The class is called “The Prophetic Intensive.” You can find a ton of archived and live videos on this topic and other topics on our YouTube channel: (https://www.youtube.com/c/LifeChangerstv).

There are a variety of functions concerning prophetic ministry. Some of those functions include foretelling (predicting events in the future before they happen), forthtelling (declaring the divine will and purpose of God), and edification, exhortation, and comfort to those that receive ministry. These are just a few of many purposes of prophecy. Based on the recent events surrounding all of the reelection prophecies for President Trump that did not come to pass, it has left people bewildered, angry, confused, and exhausted. The level of dishonor and attacks that Christians have been leveling against each other and against Government officials in the wake of these words not coming to pass has been alarming.

Biblically speaking, there are several reasons why alleged prophecies spoken in the name of the Lord don’t come to pass. The list below is not an exhaustive list but just a few points that I thought were important to share with you.

PRESUMPTION:

Presumption can be defined as to expect or assume something with confidence. When we presume something is God’s will and then publicly make that claim in the name of the Lord, it is one of the most egregious errors that one can make.

Deuteronomy 18:22 states,

“When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.”

To add insult to injury when we miss it (which we all do…it is part of being human) instead of being humble and stating that we misspoke in the Lord’s name, many double down in their presumptions, arrogance, and pride and make all kinds of excuses as to why the word didn’t come to pass. When we speak presumptuously in the name of the Lord, it is better if we admit we missed it, repent, apologize, and move on.

HUMAN ERROR:

All prophecies have the inherent potential to have human bias and presuppositions added to them. This is almost ALWAYS true. This is why the Scriptures implore us “not to believe every spirit but to test (try) them to see whether or not they are from God” (1 John 4:1). The word test/try used here is a word which means to prove and examine something to see whether it is genuine or not.

The Scriptures also speak of the importance of “judging prophecies” (1 Cor. 14:29). The word judge used here in this text is a word that means to discern, weigh, evaluate, scrutinize, dispute, or contend. There are several ways that this can successfully be done.

A few good questions to ask when going through this vetting process is:

  • Does the prophecy glorify Jesus or lead us into a deeper place of intimacy with Him?
  • Does the prophetic utterance contradict Scripture that is written?
  • Did it edify, exhort, or comfort the listeners?
  • If the prophecy was futuristic, did the word come to pass?
  • Can it be confirmed by other biblical texts or can those who are more “seasoned in the faith” agree that what was spoken actually came from the Lord?
  • What is the spirit accompanying the word? Was it released in love, humility, honor, and truth or is it encased in arrogance, pride, and hypocrisy?

Professing believers must learn the importance of taking the approach of the Bereans in the book of Acts when testing prophetic utterances. They “searched the Scriptures daily to see if what Paul taught was accurate and true” (Acts 17:11). If the Bereans thought that it was important to vet everything that Paul spoke or taught, should we not do the same today with people who claim to speak or teach something in the name of the Lord? When we do this well it helps to prevent us and those we love from falling into deception and error.

DELUSION:

“Then the LORD said to me, ‘The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds.’” Jeremiah 14:14

In July of 2013, I had a life-changing encounter with the Lord that drastically impacted my life and ministry. During this encounter, one of the things that the Lord revealed to me was a three-pronged attack that Satan would level against followers of Christ in the times to come. This divine encounter that I had was anchored in a biblical text found in Revelation 16:13-14. The Lord told me that the three spirits that John the Apostle saw coming out of the mouth of the dragon in that text in Revelation were high-ranking demons that will cause delusion, deception, and defilement in unprecedented ways.

Delusion is defined as “to stray mentally or to be led into error.” Delusion can happen in several ways but one of the most common ways that I’ve found is when people suppress or reject the truth. When we know something to be true yet continually reject or suppress that truth (for whatever reason), the Bible says that the Lord may give us over to what we want. This occurrence happens by the Lord sending a strong spirit of delusion which causes us to believe that the lie that we’ve held onto as truth. An example of this in the Old Testament can be found in 1 Kings 22:1-28 and an example in the New Testament can be found in 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12. This is serious stuff and nothing to play around with.

PROGRESSIVE/PARTIALLY FULFILLED:

One of the challenges with prophecy is that is progressive and partial by nature. At times, when a prophetic word is revealed it is simply a small piece in a larger pie that has been shown to the observer. Paul addressed this in one of his writings to the Corinthian church when he stated that we know in part and we prophesy in part” (1 Corinthians 13:9, NKJV). Another translation puts it this way: “now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture!” (1 Corinthians 13:9, NLT)

This prophetic principle is one of the main reasons why we should always approach speaking on behalf of the Lord with much humility. What we are sharing could be something that is only partially being revealed to you. We don’t get to make the determination concerning what we see, hear, feel, or sense prophetically. The Lord does. The Lord determines what part of the puzzle that He wants us to see then reveals it accordingly.

One of the things that I found to be interesting with many of the prophetic voices that proclaimed President Trump’s reelection simply stated he would be reelected. The majority of prophecies that I’ve read or come across never said he would be reelected consecutively. Many simply stated that he would serve “two terms.” I am certain that some assumed that it would be back-to-back but many of the utterances that I heard or read never professed that.

The Lord never spoke anything like that to me. He spoke to me once concerning the Presidency of Donald Trump and that was the word that I mentioned above. “One-term” (which is what the Lord spoke to me) typically means only one-term in a natural sense. In a prophetic sense, it could mean “one-term at a time.” This is the challenge with the progressive and partial nature of prophecy.

To go on record though, I don’t believe that was what the Lord was implying. I believe that it was in God’s divine plans that President Trump would serve one term total. Not one term at a time and not two terms as many have espoused. Again, I came to this conclusion four years ago based on the word that came to me back on January 6, 2017…two full weeks before he was even inaugurated. I also was able to deduce this from two additional things that the Lord shared with me concerning President Trump’s character back in 2016. I believe that the Lord shared those things with me so that I would 1) pray (obviously) and 2) reveal to me the inherent danger that an individual who possesses these traits could put others in if they did not change or if they remained in power too long. I will share a bit more about these two additional prophetic words later.

Based on these findings, I simply believe that the prophets who prophesied he would be reelected misspoke. Some have gone on record and apologized for misspeaking. Myself and others I am certain have appreciated the humility shown by those gestures. Others have doubled down in their pride, bitterness, arrogance, and ego and have refused to repent or apologize. May God be merciful to the proud who cause others to stumble because of their unwillingness.

IDOLATRY:

In Ezekiel 14:1-5, we find another interesting high-level prophetic concept. It has to do with prophesying to an individual who has erected idols in their heart. Ezekiel poses a question to the Lord asking Him how to proceed prophetically if someone approaches him asking him to confirm if something is God’s will or not. Normally, this would not be an issue to someone who is innocently trying to understand what God’s plans are, but in this case, these were individuals who wanted a prophet to tell them that something was God’s will when they already knew that what they were seeking wasn’t God’s will. Below you will find a snapshot of Ezekiel and God’s conversation:

Then the word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of me at all?

Therefore, speak to them and tell them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: When any of the Israelites set up idols in their hearts and put a wicked stumbling block before their faces and then go to a prophet, I the Lord will answer them myself in keeping with their great idolatry. I will do this to recapture the hearts of the people of Israel, who have all deserted me for their idols.’

This means that God will tell the idolatrous person EXACTLY what they want to hear.

If I absolutely had to choose one reason why the majority of the prophets misspoke concerning President Trump’s chance at reelection it would be due to the sin of idolatry. The idolatrous manner in which many Christians, mostly White Evangelical Christians (not all but many), have idolized our former President has been downright frightening. It is one thing to witness the spiritually unregenerate debase themselves in such an idolatrous manner, but it is an entirely different conversation when professing Christians do it. It is frightening and offensive to God. It’s as if the President has been able to disciple many of his followers while simultaneously radicalizing a part of his base. It is unlike anything that we’ve ever seen in our lifetime.

Here are a few ways to identify those who have fallen into an idolatrous relationship with President Trump:

#1-Break off and throw away relationships with people whom you know for politicians (in this case President Trump) that you don’t know personally due to differing political views.

Paul, the Apostle told Timothy that “the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons.” (1 Timothy 4:1)

The word depart listed here in this text means to withdraw, standoff, or walk away from someone prematurely. The word seduce means to stray mentally and fall into error. It comes from the same Greek word that delusion comes from. The frightening thing about when people are in error and deluded is everyone else around them knows it but them. You cannot even have a rational conversation with them due to the depth of their error that they are wallowing in. In order for them to break free they need an encounter with truth.

In my opinion, the doctrine that has caused these departures has been the demonic doctrine of “Christian Nationalism.” This toxic doctrine mixes Christianity, Right-wing politics, and American culture. It seeks to advance what is perceived as Christian causes through the American political system and process instead of through the power and presence of God which is the way that the Lord always intended for it to be. Christian Nationalism has always been dangerous but under President Trump it became exacerbated and extreme.

“God and Guns,” “for God and Country,” Trump flags, anything America first, Christian spiritual revival tied to certain political figures being in office are just a few of the ways that this rhetoric is advanced. Christian Nationalism now mixed with “Trumpism” is extreme, diabolical and is leading many astray. Those who have become entangled in this web must repent so they can break free.

It has gone to extremes this past political cycle with many hailing Trump as the savior of America, or he has a prophetic or apostolic anointing on him to expose darkness, etc. The main political platform for people who are being discipled by this is the Republican party. Not the GOP, but the “radicalized right” or extreme right-wing from the party. This deification of political figures that has occurred has gone awry. In order to break free from this idolatry, those involved must repent.

I’ve seen the Lord’s prophets in MAGA gear, pictures of biblical characters with President Trump’s picture superimposed upon their bodies, God’s generals hosting coverage of the Presidential election on election night, Christian leaders publicly debase, laugh, mock, and jeer at President Biden’s alleged win, Christian leaders defame themselves by calling for mass prayer gatherings and rallies….not for the purpose of global evangelism or discipleship but to overturn the outcome of a democratic election.

These quotes below are two additional examples that I came across on the internet:

“We decree the next four years of Donald John Trump’s Presidency will see the fruit of God’s divine reset of America. We will experience a Third Great Awakening and return to our ancient paths and foundations, including being a voice of the gospel of the kingdom to all the earth…”

(concerning the election) “Pray that the truth will come out and every legal vote will be counted and President Trump will be vindicated for the glory of God.”

Can the church and our nation experience a great awakening aside from a Trump Presidency? Will God actually be glorified by President Trump being vindicated in an American election? Many of our leaders have gone off base and fallen into error. Only intercession and divine intervention can bring them back from the brink of ministerial suicide.

Many have prostituted their ministries on the altar of Trump and have diminished their witness in the world. They have been so wrapped up in everything Trump the past 5.5 years or so now that he’s out of office, silenced on social media, and out of the spotlight many are at a loss and aren’t even sure how to proceed. I saw one prominent minister who has been Trump-obsessed post something scriptural recently and it seemed so odd because all he’s literally done the past almost six years has been on the train called Trump.

If White Evangelicals would mobilize the church for prayer and evangelism like they have done for Trump political rallies the past four years the results for the Kingdom would be astonishing.

#2-Use of Terminology Garnered from Political Figures

For the longest, the only words that you would hear between the two primary parties in American politics would be conservatives and liberals. Now you hear followers of Jesus using terms like “fake news,” “drain the swamp,” “that’s a hoax,” etc. You have had some who have found themselves chanting “lock her up” (referring to Secretary Clinton) or “crazy Nancy” referring to Nancy Pelosi. You have also had people calling Joe Biden “sleepy Joe.” One would expect this kind of behavior from non-believers but not from true followers of Christ regardless of how deep your political difference are with those on the other side.

#3-The Majority of Your Prayers/Posts/Newsletters/Conversations etc. are about partisan American politics.

Do you pray for the finishing of the Great Commission as much as you do for your favorite politician or political party? What dominates your thoughts? Is it the expansion of the Kingdom of God or politics? Many have been seduced by the adversary these past four years have lost favor with man which is pivotal if they are serious about reaching others with the gospel of the Kingdom of God. Their unbending loyalty to their political saviors has accelerated their demise.

#4-You wouldn’t be caught dead sharing or supporting something good that has transpired from the political party that you do not support.

Many White Evangelical leaders frequented the White House every opportunity that they got under this past Republican administration. They flaunted it for the world to see. I wonder if the Biden White House invited them to functions would they be as eager to attend and take photo ops to post publicly on their social media outlets? I highly doubt it because their bases back in their respective cities would cut them off and leave their churches.

#5-You openly criticize other public figures that do not support your political positions while turning a blind eye and remaining eerily silent concerning our previous President’s erratic, damaging and irresponsible behaviors. We must repent of this idolatry.

You have spirit-filled Christians parroting the lies that the President espoused about this past election being stolen. To be clear, fraud and irregularities occur in every election cycle on both the local and federal levels. This has always been true and will continue to be because election officials and the majority of poll workers are partisan politically. You also have scores of unhinged people who will seek to do whatever it takes to ensure that their candidates of choice are vaulted into office. This is commonplace. What is not common is the level of fraud that former President Trump alleged occurred during this election cycle. This was a flat-out lie.

Consider the following:

  • The President’s own Cybersecurity official stated that there was no widespread fraud. He was then fired.
  • The President’s own Attorney General stated that there was no widespread fraud. He then resigned not long thereafter.
  • Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell stated (albeit late) that there was no fraud and that the President peddled lies which incited the attack on the Capitol building in Washington D.C.
  • Bi-partisan Governors, Secretaries of State and election officials in the contested states stated that there was no widespread fraud and certified their elections accordingly.
  • The judicial system in the United States (which is the vehicle for working through allegations and legal disputes in the election process) stated that there was no fraud. The Trump legal team filed over 60+ cases in local and federal courts. They even had two cases reviewed by the United States Supreme Court. Out of all of these cases, they won ONE case. They lost 6o+ cases.

Do you mean to tell me that all of these people even some of whom President Trump handpicked himself all conspired together to oust him? All of them are lying and he’s the only one telling the truth? This is nonsensical. Then when people don’t do his bidding, he turns on them like he’s done so many others. Even to the point where he jeopardized the life of his own Vice-President and incited a mob to terrorize the nation’s Capitol? Would God’s anointed or “Cyrus” do such a thing?

If we still believe that he’s the only one telling the truth and EVERYONE else is lying and conspiring against him proves the depth of idolatry at work in the lives of those who think this way. You need to repent.

I mentioned earlier about two additional words that the Lord shared with me concerning President Trump back in 2016. I take no pride in saying what I am about to share but I feel as if it is necessary to do so to break the level of deception that is at work off of people’s minds.

The first word from the Lord came on September 30, 2016, and the second one came to me on October 9th of the same year.  The first thing that the Lord spoke to me about the incoming President was that he was a “demagogue.” An excerpt from my journal concerning this is found below.

Demagogue word (September 30, 2016)

All throughout this day, I kept on hearing the Holy Spirit say the word “demagogue.”

The last time that the Lord reminded me of this word was immediately before going to bed in the wee hours of the morning on October 1, 2016. I immediately knew at that time that the Lord was sharing this with me concerning Donald Trump.

A demagogue is defined as the following:

        1) A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.

        2) A political leader who tries to get support by making false claims and promises and using arguments based on emotion rather than reason.

        3) A leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power.

A demagogue is a leader in a democracy who gains popularity by exploiting prejudice and ignorance among the common people, whipping up the passions of the crowd, and shutting down reasoned deliberation.

Demagogues have usually advocated immediate, violent action to address a national crisis while accusing moderate and thoughtful opponents of weakness or disloyalty. Demagogues violate established rules of political conduct; most who were elected to high office changed their democracy into some form of dictatorship.

Demagogues have appeared in democracies since ancient Athens. They exploit a fundamental weakness in democracy: because ultimate power is held by the people, nothing stops the people from giving that power to someone who appeals to the lowest common denominator of a large segment of the population.

Traditional Traits of Demagogues:

  • Fearmongering
  • Lying
  • Emotional Oratory and Personal Magnetism
  • Accusing Opponents of Weakness and Disloyalty
  • Violence and Physical Intimidation 
  • Personal Insults and Ridicule
  • Folksy Posturing 
  • Gross Oversimplification
  • Attacking the News Media

(Source: Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demagogue)

This was a clarion call by the Holy Spirit to me not to bash nor shame our incoming President but to be aware of his tendencies and to remain watchful and vigilant in prayer. In their quest to have their preferred candidate in office, many well-meaning people turned a blind eye to the President’s antics by saying things like “we didn’t elect a pastor we elected a President.” As if a President’s character and conduct shouldn’t supersede the character and conduct of a church leader. It is never a healthy thing to turn a blind eye to the character of any leader. By doing so you surely are setting yourself up to be misled.

The next word that the Lord shared with me concerning our former President was the word “megalomaniac” which is defined as a person who is obsessed with their own power.  Unfortunately, over the past four years, we have seen these traits on display to the chagrin of our democratic institutions.

I realize that in America’s flawed two-party political system options for selecting good leaders are slim to none. For that reason, (two-party system) I never would blame anyone for voting for him. Likewise, I do not point the finger or judge anyone that voted for Secretary Clinton. If you are bent on voting for the candidate that you deem will govern the best or that has the best shot at winning, then you typically only have two choices. Everyone should extend everyone much grace when you only have two choices. At the end of the day you have to have a clear conscience concerning whom you voted for.

My conscience wouldn’t allow me to vote for either person or party in 2016. That’s just me and my personal choice. I had contemplated sitting out the 2016 election cycle but eventually made the decision not to because I understand that a part of my say in this democracy is underscored by the casting of my ballot. I also realize that I stand on the shoulders of my African-American ancestors who in a literal sense gave their lives so I could have the choice to exercise my Constitutional rights as an American citizen and vote as I see fit.

Blacks in this nation have only had the right to vote as American citizens since the mid-1960s. That’s just a bit over 50 years ago. We as Black Americans are one generation removed from that time. The importance of the Democratic process has been underscored by how long and arduous of a fight it has been just to have the right to have a say. I dare not squander the sacrifices that have been made by those that have gone before me by not at least participating in the process.

I believe that Christians, especially those that serve in public roles as leaders in the Body of Christ should be involved in the American political process (in its various forms) without being partisan, publicly vocal concerning whom they support, nor married to any party. The church should be apolitical. Meaning being involved in politics without showing allegiance nor deference to any person or party. This is a stark contrast to what we see today, particularly in the White Evangelical Christian community. I am not saying all White American Christians fall into this category just like all Blacks aren’t liberals nor support the Democratic party or BLM. What happens when we ignore this admonition that I have set forth, you see the fallout among people in the Christian faith like we’re currently witnessing.

This past week, we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I love how Dr. King communicated my exact sentiment in an interview in February of 1958 at Bennett College. He says,

“I’m not here to tell you how to vote,” he said. “That isn’t my concern. I’m not a politician. I have no political ambitions. I don’t think the Republican party is a party full of the almighty God nor is the Democratic party. They both have weaknesses. And I’m not inextricably bound to either party. I’m not concerned about telling you what party to vote for. But what I’m saying is this, that we must gain the ballot and use it wisely.”

I agree 110% with what he stated.

I think the thing that has been most concerning in the midst of all of this has been the downright disdain and lack of civility and respect that professing Christians have shown towards each other. Pastors arguing with their parishioners, believers name dropping and calling each other out on public social media platforms, people rebuking and harshly judging and demonizing each other because one voted Republican and the other voted Democrat. Novices openly rebuking Elders in the faith who have been in the ministry longer than they have been alive and I could go on. This has SO grieved the heart of God and given us the absolute worst witness to the world that the Lord has called us to reach.

Jesus said that “all would know that we are His disciples by the love that we have for one another” (John 13:35). What a poor example that we have been. There has been so much damage done in these past twelve years (8-Obama years & 4-Trump years) that I am afraid that it is going to take an additional generation to undo what we’ve done. When I say damage done, I am not talking about at the hand of these Presidents, I am talking about at your hand and my hand. God help us.

You have individuals who have seen us bite and devour each other in the name of partisan politics and for what? To prove that you were right and someone else was wrong? Paul told the Corinthians that we can “speak proficiently with the tongues of angels, move-in precise revelatory fashion with precise prophecies, and understand all divine mysteries and possess all knowledge but if we have all of these things yet do not possess a genuine love for our fellow brothers and sisters in the faith, then we have nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:1-2). Who cares if the prophecy that the Lord gave me came to pass and the ones that others shared didn’t? If we do this boastfully or to rub it in one’s face, we are worse off than the foul religious leaders in Christ’s day.

Truth be told, I only wrote this blog for three reasons:

1. Because this fallacy about all the prophets missing it is still widely circulating throughout the Body so I knew that the accuracy of this word coming to pass needed to be shared. One, so that people would stop discrediting God and those who do their best to share courageously what they felt like God told them. It takes great guts to stand out on a limb and say a President will or won’t be reelected. Kudos to those who stepped out on faith!

Two, to lure you in so I could have an audience with you about the dearth of love that you have for your brothers and sisters in the faith who vote or believe differently than you. Our mistreatment of each other has been embarrassing and downright abysmal. What has even been more horrific has been the way that we have denigrated and disrespected our publicly elected officials by publicly bashing them and calling them names. God help us and forgive us for disrespectfully placing our mouths upon those who serve our country the best that they know how. If you don’t like the job that they’re doing, run for public office then and let’s see how that turns out for you.

There will ALWAYS be elected leaders who will have policies that you disagree with. That’s normal. But when our disagreement turns into disrespect and dishonor, we cross a line with God. Honor has always been one of the hallmarks of Kingdom people. If Michael, the archangel had enough sense not to bring a reviling accusation against the devil as they argued over Moses’ body (Jude 1:9) then why on earth do you think you have a right to publicly bash or shame others who have been made in the image and likeness of God? For those who refuse to humble themselves and repent may you reap a whirlwind of dishonor where you refuse to show honor. May God grant the blessing of fresh love and spiritual renewal to those who are humble enough to repent and receive this word of correction.

2. To ease the hearts of those who are angry with God and His prophets for missing the mark. I shared this word and private entries from my journal to reveal God’s plan for our now former President. The Lord never intended for him to be reelected which is why I believe He shared with me the things that He did and when He did. Remember, the Lord told me BEFORE President Trump was even inaugurated back in January of 2017 that he would not be reelected. There was no Biden/Harris campaign at the time…nothing just the word of the Lord in its purest form showing us futuristic things to come as the Holy Spirit promised He would (John 16:13-14; Jeremiah 33:3). Stop saying all the prophets who missed it are false or all of the prophets couldn’t have missed it which is why Trump should still be President, etc. Who are you to judge another’s servant (Romans 14:10)?

All of the prophets didn’t miss it…just the ones that you listen to did. Don’t be angry with God because things didn’t work out the way that you wanted them to politically. Release your hurt, anger, and bitterness from this past election cycle, give your frustrations to God, and move forward with your lives and ministries.

3. Finally, (and most important) because God told me to and told me to do so four years to the day when I first shared the Word publicly. Which is why I chose to release this today.

My intention in sharing hard truths in this blog was not to shame anyone for their political choices. Please do not mistake my sharing about President Trump as hatred for him or the positive things that he accomplished during his tenure as President. I don’t think that the Lord would have shared these secrets with me if I hated the man that I have prayed for over the past four years as I have done for Presidents before him and will do for Presidents after him. I realize that it can sound like what I have shared is attacking him but that’s not the case. I encourage you to watch and listen to the broadcast from 2017 where I share about the word I received. I’m not anti-anyone I am pro-truth and anything that stands in the way of truth being revealed stands in opposition to the Kingdom that I faithfully attempt to represent.

Last, please don’t deflect from the conversation at hand and attempt to redirect it by attacking the Democratic party or BLM, etc. as if I have an allegiance to either one of those earthly institutions. Don’t ever fall into the trap of assuming that all Blacks are liberals, vote Democratically, or whatever other fallacy that might be hanging out there. When you polarize yourself in circles of cultural comfort you insulate yourself with people who look, think, vote, act, etc. like you and therefore cheapen your life experience. You miss out on the breadth of experience that an ethnically diverse Kingdom brings to the table. I’m not Republican nor a Democrat…I’m a representative of the Kingdom and proud of it.

As promised, if you would like to listen to that message from Sunday, January 22, 2017, you can do so here:

“May the Lord bless you, and keep you and make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon each one of you and give you His peace.” -Numbers 6:24-26

~Shalom

In Love and Truth,

Warren G. Curry, Jr.

Warren G. Curry, Jr. is the founder and current Senior Pastor of Life Changers Church (www.lifechangers.church), a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church located in Fairfield, OH, a northern suburb of the city of Cincinnati. He has been married for the past 19 years to his college sweetheart and love of his life Tiara. They are the proud parents of six children. Be sure to connect with him on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or Twitter


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2019: A Year of “Divine Interruptions”

“He that has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches…”               -Revelation 2:7

As I spent time with the Lord at the end of 2018 as we were preparing to cross over into the new year, the word of the Lord came to me.

During this divine visitation, the Spirit of the Lord began speaking to me about the coming year. He said that the year 2019 was going to be known as a year of “divine interruptions.” 

An interruption is defined as:

  • To stop, hinder, or be the cause for breaking the continuity of someone’s course.
  • To stop a person in the middle of doing or saying something.
  • To interfere with…

There are all kinds of examples throughout Scripture where God “divinely interrupted” someone’s life and began to enact His plans over their own. A few examples of this are:

  • Zachariah the priest and his wife Elizabeth (Luke 1:11-17)
    • Elizabeth was barren (unable to have children) and was up in age (Zachariah was an older man as well) when her husband unexpectedly received a visitation from an angel who came to tell him that they were going to have a child that they had not planned for.
  • Mary, the mother of Jesus (Luke 1:26-38)
    • Mary was betrothed (engaged) to be married to a man by the name of Joseph when she unexpectedly receives a visitation from an angel who tells her that she is going to be impregnated by the Holy Spirit (she was a virgin and had never been with a man sexually) in the days to come. On top of that, the child that she will be impregnated with is not just any child, he just so happens to be the Savior of the world (Jesus).

As I sought the Lord concerning how this was going to play out in the coming year, He shared the following things with me.

1.REVELATION: He stated that this was going to be a year of unparalleled revelation. Revelation is to become aware of something that was not previously known. It is vitally important that you pay attention in the coming year to even the most subtle nudges from the Holy Spirit because they will contain clues for the next steps that you are called to take. They will also be the answer to many prayers.

2. RESTRAINT/RESTRAINED: 

      “They were forbidden (restrained) by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in           Asia.” -Acts 16:6-10

I find it interesting in this passage that the same Spirit that commissioned people to go into all of the world and preach the gospel is now forbidding them to go to certain places to do that very thing. This is strange. The word “forbidden” here is a Greek word “kolyo” which means to hinder, prevent, or forbid. In this passage, the Holy Spirit was restraining them from going into a place where He had not given them the “green light” to go into.

The Lord said to me that He was going to do the same in 2019 in a number of areas in people’s lives. He specifically stated that “there will be opportunities that will come your way that will appear to be extremely lucrative and of God. The Lord says “don’t move” concerning these opportunities. 

I was reminded about a specific time in my own life where the Lord had shown me an identical set of wooden double doors that were some ways away in the distance. I knew after having this vision that it meant that after some time had passed that there were going to be two sets of opportunities (“doors”) that I was going to be presented with. The Lord said that one door was from Him, the other opportunity was not from Him. He was showing me this in advance so I would not make the misstep of walking through the door of “opportunity” that was never meant for me. This was in the year 2009. The Lord is saying that this same word that applied to me then applies to many of you now; specifically, in the arena of career placement and job advancement.

Be wise and discerning this year when “opportunities” come knocking on your door.

3. RELEASE: The Lord said that there have been things that have been tied/held up for quite some time that will be released to you in the coming year. “Ready yourself…”

4. RELIEF: The word relief is defined as the alleviation of pain, discomfort, or distress. The Lord said concerning this that there have been many of you that have undergone long seasons of stress and distress. He said that “a season of relief is coming to you.” It will not just be a time of alleviating the pain and discomfort that you have been experiencing, but also relief in the form of help and divine assistance.

There will be some angels that will be sent in a divine form to minister to you…

There will be some come and disguised as humans to minister to you…

Receive your relief in Jesus’ name…

5. REVISIT/RECONSIDER: For some, the Lord is going to interrupt the path that you are currently on because He is giving you an opportunity to revisit/reconsider some decision that you made before in times past that were not in His will. Some of those decisions were in His will but the timing to walk/live it out was off.

Some of you will have the opportunity to go back and get a “do over.” Others will have to walk out their previous decisions. The Lord said for those who will have to reap the consequences of your previous choices, He said it will be hard, but He will be with you during those times.

6. RETIRE: Some will retire from their jobs that they have worked at in 2019. Some will be led to retire…others will be forced to. The Lord said, if/when you are offered a retirement package or early buyout, look hard into it prior to making a decision. The Lord says that some will wonder if it is Him telling them to retire, He said to tell you “It’s Me, time to retire.”

7. RELOCATION: I heard the word “sudden moves”...if you own property and desire to make improvements prior to selling your home, the Lord says to begin making those improvements now because you will not have time to when the time to move comes.

8. REFINANCE: The Lord said that this will also be a time for many of you to refinance some of the assets that you own (i.e.-homes, cars, etc.). Some of you will save money as well as “find” some money as you are “interrupted” to refinance those assets in the year to come.

The last thing that the Lord said to me was to tell you to be mindful of the following things…

  • …accidents
  • …incidents
  • …mishaps
  • & mistakes

The very thing that could seem bad is something that God caused which has been designed to work together for your good.

May the God of perpetual breakthroughs visit your home this year with “divine interruptions” that set you up for His will to be done in your life, families, ministries, and businesses in Jesus’ name.

I preached this message in its entirety during our church’s new year eve celebration. If you would like to listen to that message, click here: https://youtu.be/bH3qUNsg9f8 (Teaching starts at: 2:05:17) 

-Blessings

Warren G. Curry 

 

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Word from the Lord: “Antebellum”

WORD FROM THE LORD: “Antebellum”

About a month ago or so, I got up in the middle of the night/early morning, to take my youngest child to the restroom when the word of the Lord came to me.

The word that came to me from the Lord was the word “antebellum.”

Antebellum is defined as follows:

1) Occurring or existing before a particular war, especially the American Civil War.

2) Of a time period prior to a war

3) Pre-War

This is the 3rd time in the past 1.5 year and a half that the Lord has spoken to me about something of this nature occurring within the United States of America.

Here is a brief timeline below:

6/23/16: This was the initial word that came to me while away during a time of personal retreat. The word that came to me from the Lord on this occasion was the word “portend” which means to give a warning that something unpleasant is going to occur. Portend is a calamitous event.

4/20/17: My mother-in-law, DrAlta Davis was awakened by a disturbing dream on this night. Upon arising from her sleep, she heard the Lord say over and over the words “civil unrest.” Civil unrest is defined as follows:

1) Refusal by ordinary people in a country to obey laws or pay taxes.

2) Fighting between different groups of people living in the same country.

When my Mother-in-law asked the Lord what should she do with this information that He shared with her, He instructed her to call me and share with me what He told her.

And the last word is that which I shared above (“antebellum”).

God is one who shares things like this way ahead of time not to scare us, but so we are aware and are not caught off guard when something catastrophic takes place. He is gracious as He gives us time to adequately prepare as best we know how for events that have the potential to be life-altering.

The Lord made it very clear to me back in 2016 that these events will occur, they cannot be stopped. Although they cannot be stopped, I believe that the magnitude or brunt can be altered through strategic and fervent intercession (which is another word for a certain kind of prayer).

These words were so serious that for the first time ever in my adult life I asked a team of people from my church to help me in putting together an emergency preparedness plan to give out to people. This plan, although not specific to each person’s context where they live, helps to give each individual some very basic and practical things to do in order to prepare for catastrophic events.

Have you ever thought about the following?

*If the electrical power in the U.S. went out for over 100 days (like it did in Puerto Rico after the hurricane) how would you communicate with others? Cook? Clean? Eat? Do you have a backup plan for power for your home in the event that power was crippled in our country?

*If you were unable to have access to water for bathing, cooking, consumption, etc. what plan do you have in place to solve this issue?

*Pastors, if 1,000 people showed up at the doors of your church in one week’s time searching for help, shelter, comfort, and prayers like they did Pastor Joel Osteen and Lakewood Church in Houston, TX do you have a plan in place to respond to that? Or if parishioners, who have faithfully financially supported the ministry that you lead, all of sudden stopped doing so because catastrophe personally hit their homes and lives, do you have a plan in place to respond to low or no income to help others?

Most of us (if not all) do not have things like this in place. This is why God sends prophetic words WAY ahead of time so we can have the time to prepare so we are not caught off guard.

If you would like a copy of the emergency preparedness plan that our church has put in place, please feel free to send us an email at: info@lifechangers.church.

Place in the subject line “EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN.” We will be happy to give it to you once it is finalized free of charge. If you are a member of Life Changers Church, there is no need for you to send an email. It was already in the works for every family of our church to receive this plan.

If you are in need of prayer and would like someone to pray for you, please send us your prayer requests to us as at:

info@lifechangers.church

Also, if you need someone to talk to or pray with in person, or have more questions or would like additional clarity about these prophetic words, please feel free to call our church’s office at (513) 341-5543.

In the meantime, please continue to pray that the mercies of God would cover the earth and that His grace would be sufficient for us in this hour.

-Warren Curry
“He that has ears to hear, let them hear.”-Rev. 3:22

Side Note:
Our church is on day 8 of a 21-day prayer journey where we have been seeking the Lord together for 1 hour each day for 21 days. We’ve been meeting in homes for these meetings, but plan on one hour of prayer this coming Sunday night, March 4th, 2018 from 8pm-9pm at our church.

If you would like to be a part of the service that we have before this hour of prayer, that starts at 6pm. The prayer gathering will begin promptly at 8pm and will go for one hour. If you would like to attend either one of these meetings, please log onto our website for more information: www.lifechangers.church. 

 

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“Matters of the Heart” Word of the Lord: “Rancor”

WORD OF THE LORD: “RANCOR”
 
I shared a message last night on FB live called “Matters of the Heart.” (if you haven’t seen that video, I encourage you to visit my personal page on FB and check it out). That message came from a word that the Lord had spoken to me earlier that day. That word was the word “rancor.”
 
Rancor is defined as bitterness or resentfulness, especially when it has been long-standing. It is a perverted and twisted kind of anger in a person’s heart that typically causes the person’s heart to become hardened, calloused, insensitive and cold. This condition of the heart is the #1 cause of marriages and relationships splitting up.
 
This condition is a reality for many individuals. There are a multitude of reasons as to why a person has gotten to this point, but one of the main reasons that the Lord brought to my attention was due to unrighteous and unresolved anger which has produced this type of bitterness in their hearts.
 
Paul the Apostle wrote to the people in Ephesians the following statement:
 
“And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.”Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.” -Ephesians 4:26-27
 
Unrighteous/unresolved anger not only produces a hardened, bitter heart but it also opens a door in the person’s life to come under the influence of demonic spirits. This condition is known as demonic oppression or demonization which means to be influenced by demons.
 
It is at this point these individuals have become ensnared by the devil and become tools in his hand accomplishing his will (2 Tim. 2:25-27). Typically, these individuals don’t even know that they have come under the sway of their invisible adversary. Unresolved anger opens a door to diabolical influence in one’s thinking, feelings and actions.
 
Paul issued a grave warning along these lines thousands of years ago when he stated that the Holy Spirit expressly stated to him that in latter times many people would depart from the faith as they are led astray by lying, deceiving spirits (1 Timothy 4:1-4). This passage states that one of the reasons that they fall into error is due to the fact that their consciences have lost sensitivity and become deadened. Seared consciences (which is the phrase that is used in this passage) are synonymous with the word “rancor.” It is of paramount importance that people understand the importance of “keeping themselves in the love of God” (Jude 1:21). By not doing so and not dealing with the unresolved anger and unmet expectations, you open yourselves up to be led astray.
 
Matthew the tax collector wrote in the 24th chapter of his book, that there would be a time coming when “abounding lawlessness” would cause people’s love to grow cold towards each other (Matthew 24:12). That phrase “growing cold” comes from the Greek word psycho which means “cool or waning love.” I find it interesting that when people stop loving the way that they were designed by God to, that it makes them begin to act psycho (which simply means “mentally unstable”) towards the individual(s) that they have become bitter towards. 
The Bible states that bitterness has roots and can defile you (Hebrews 12:15). If you don’t make it a priority to deal with these “matters of the heart” when you should, you position yourself to be poisoned by bitter roots making you unfit for service in the Kingdom of God.
My prayer for each one of you today is that God would grant you the grace that brings repentance, wholeness, healing, and restoration and that He would rescue you from the snare of the adversary and lead you back into a place of truth.
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UNSPOTTED

See video here: https://www.facebook.com/KevOnStage/videos/10154730745268309/?hc_ref=ARRcFPNLp0cmhTlTkJC3SD9RYQRZe1F-ziz4eHphl3z9vhrsr6M3ogTZkj8DP_g6JP8&pnref=story

MY COMMENTARY
KevOnStage always has a knack for turning ANYTHING into something funny. This boy keeps us laughing! Although he has done another excellent job commenting on this video, the reality here is that what has transpired is no laughing matter. I am not referring to the content of this video but the culture of today’s church in North America. I believe that there is a divine message to the church woven into the fabric of this video.

When this video of these young ladies dancing to a Jay-Z song “in church” came across my timeline yesterday, many Christians shared the video as well as commented on it. The comments ranged from shocked to confused to appalled. Many expressed their disdain for someone allowing these kids to dance to the unedited version of this song in a Christian church service. Many were downright upset.

My indictment here is not against these babies, the church leaders or those watching their performance. My indictment is against church culture as a whole in North America that has created this monster. THAT is to be blamed, not these children.

I mean what would you expect? When Jay-Z dropped his new album a few weeks back, many professing Christian leaders and believers were more than happy to share their public support and approval of Jay-Z’s latest masterpiece. They had no issue whatsoever downloading, playing and listening to the same music and SAME SONG that the young ladies in this video were dancing to.

If church leaders and believers are ecstatic, excited, outspoken and exuberant about Jay Z’s new album and go as far to endorse its “mastery” in public settings, then why on earth get angry at these kids for dancing to the very songs or album that you have endorsed? Why be mad at the fact that this these kids danced to this song in the church’s sanctuary but not be equally as appalled at allowing this filth to go into your ears which is the true Sanctuary (your body) where the Spirit of God actually dwells? If our pulpits are confused, the pews will be crazy. If our pulpits are prostituted the people will be profane. This is a classic example of the church reaping where it has sown. Don’t get angry at these kids that are dancing to this song, rather be infuriated at the leaders, gospel artists, social media mavens and moguls who have created this demonic culture of cross-pollination. We are the ones to blame, not them.

When you have public figures that profess to be Christ followers publicly supporting “artistry” like this or making songs/music with profane and ungodly artists you endorse their lifestyles by your affiliation. It is a classic case of what the Bible calls “laying hands on someone suddenly” and being a partaker of their sins (1 Timothy 5:22). You give them access when you give them an endorsement.

The gospel that we preach is a gospel of the Kingdom of God. How can one sing, write, rap, or speak about a King and Kingdom that their lifestyle and life’s work completely testifies against? We tell the next generation “they are ok” when we affiliate in a public or professional sense. It is one thing to be a friend to sinners, it is an entirely different thing to be their flunkies. We become this when we allow them to use the God-given influence on your life to gain access to the hearts and minds of those that follow you. We ought to be ashamed.

The Church of yesterday didn’t have what we have or know what we know, but they lived holy, set apart lives and KNEW God. Nowadays, we know all of the Greek and Hebrew, have resources for ministry that they could not even fathom, but lead lives so confusing that people have to take a hard look to see whose side are you really are on.

James states in his letter that pure and undefiled religion is steeped in keeping yourself unspotted from the world (James 1:27). To be unspotted in this text means to keep yourself clean and free from moral and ethical blemishes and stains. I said this yesterday, but it is worth repeating. Today many are attempting to be so relevant in reaching the culture that they become irrelevant to the Kingdom. ‬

‪Be sure in your quest not to offend OR befriend people that you don’t offend AND unfriend yourself from the One who sent you to those people.

In doing so, it can be the difference of being used by God compared to not being useful to Him any longer.” -WC ‬#Unspotted 

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Word From the Lord: “A Season of Surprises”

Word From The Lord
“A Season of Surprises”

Over the course of the past two weeks, the Lord began sharing His heart with Me concerning a season that we are entering into as a whole in the earth. 

A season is a segment or timeframe in which things occur. Biblical seasons are similar to weather seasons. We can expect for summer to come and for summer to end. This pattern is also true as it pertains to the life cycles of humanity.

The Lord said that we have entered into a “season of surprises.” This is a season where you can EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED. This is a new season, with new opportunities and new landscapes (landscape=a particular area of activity).

The word surprise is defined as:

o An unexpected or astonishing event, fact, or thing.
o Something unexpected
o To make an unexpected assault on (i.e.-like surprise attack)
o To elicit or bring out suddenly and without warning
o Something that surprises someone; a completely unexpected occurrence, appearance, or statement.

There were a few areas that the Lord specifically highlighted to me. These are areas that many will receive surprises in. 

(This list is not exhaustive in nature)

CHILDREN (Unexpected Pregnancies):
The Lord specifically showed me that there will be many individuals who will conceive “children of purpose” in this season. When some hear words like this, they want to automatically shift the meaning from natural to spiritual due to their desire NOT to carry and raise any additional children naturally speaking. This is not what God meant. He is talking about some women being impregnated with children on purpose for a purpose. 

Just like Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist and Mary, the Mother of Jesus, were not expecting to get pregnant when they did, but they did. Why? Because it was God’s will. 

The same will happen in this season to certain couples. You have already made plans NOT to have any more children, but the Lord says “surprise!” More are on the way.

 

LAYOFFS:
In this season there will be some who will unexpectedly “lose” their jobs. Everything will seem to be fine and all of a sudden the door to that season of your life will slam shut. The Lord encouraged me to tell you not to fear. You have learned what you needed to learn in this place and now the time has come to move on. He sent this Word ahead of time for you to prepare and so you won’t be caught off guard. 

He said to walk in the wisdom of Joseph and begin to set aside monetary resources during this “Season of plenty” so when “leaner times” come, you will have the opportunity to live off of your overflow.

One of the reasons why some will lose their jobs is due to the fact that you can no longer reap from this field of harvest. You were called into business. You cannot focus on being an EMPLOYER while being an EMPLOYEE. This sudden move will come for the sole purpose of helping you to fulfill part of your life’s purpose. Don’t be afraid…..WALK IN IT!

 

RESURRECTED OPPORTUNITIES:
I saw for some that opportunities that had previously passed you by will come around again in this season of surprises. The Lord is showing me that they will look different but it is a similar opportunity that is designed to take you from where you are to where you’re supposed to be.

For some, I specifically saw that in order for this word to come to pass for you, you must return to school. Some of you may say “but Lord I don’t have a desire, interest, the time or money to go to school, but the Lord says it is imperative for you to do so. If you choose otherwise My plans for your life will be hindered.” God said GO to school.

 

DIVEST/DIVESTITURES:
To divest means to strip, deprive or dispossess (someone or something) especially of property, authority, or title. To take away something from a person.

In this season, some will be surprised as God “puts down some while exalting others.” (Ps. 75:7 & Daniel 2:21) What do I mean? I am saying that there will be some whom the Lord, for whatever reasons, will remove from places of prominence, nobility, and visibility. 

There are all kinds of biblical reasons why something like this could occur (i.e.-Changing of seasons for the individual, unrepentant sinful “hidden” conduct, disobedient in discharging the duties given to them by the Lord, etc.). There will be numerous surprises for those who will be demoted. Demotion is always coupled in the scriptures with promotion. When one is brought low another is exalted. This is God’s precedent and pattern. If you have been faithful and doing as you’ve been instructed, prepare yourself….for you very well could be one of the ones thrust from obscurity to visibility.

He that has an ear to hear let them Hear what the Spirit of God has said. -Warren Curry #Amen #SeasonOfSurprises

 

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A TEACHING ON FOOLS, FOOLISHNESS & FOLLY

I for one am grateful for the Word of God. It is full of wisdom and gives practical instructions for day to day living.

For example, the Bible teaches us about fools and their foolish behaviors. It (the Bible) actually has A LOT to say about fools. Listed below are a few definitions and scriptural texts on fools and their foolishness.

DEFINED:

Fool (Webster’s): A person who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person. A person who lacks judgment or sense.

BIBLICAL DEFINITION:

(Hebraic): Nabhal, ewil & kecil:

  • Hasty
  • Self-Sufficient
  • Despising advice and instruction
  • Ready to speak and act without thinking
  • Quick to get angry, quarrel and cause strife
  • Unrestrained in anger
  • Silly
  • Self-confident
  • Hates instruction
  • Thoughtlessness
  • Rage
  • Associated with slander and evil

 

(Greek): Aphron, anoetos, moros, asunetos, moraino, paraphroneo:

  • Stupid & foolish
  • Reckless and inconsiderate
  • The lack of commonsense perception of the reality of things both natural and spiritual.

 

The following is a list of characteristics of foolish people and their ways:

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF A FOOL:

 

  • The fool says in his/her heart “there is no God.” (Psalm 14:1)
  • Fools are corrupt (Psalm 53:1)
  • They have done abominable iniquity (Psalm 53:1)
  • Foolish people blaspheme the name of the Lord (Psalm 74:18)
  • The foolish man reproaches the Lord daily (Psalm 74:22)
  • They are afflicted because of their transgressions and iniquities (Psalm 107:17)
  • They despise wisdom and instruction (Proverbs 1:7b)
  • They hate knowledge (Proverbs 1:22b)
  • Their complacency will destroy them (Proverbs 1:32b)
  • Shame will be their legacy (Proverbs 3:35)
  • Folly causes them to go astray (Proverbs 5:23)
  • Commanded to forsake foolishness (Proverbs 9:6)
  • A foolish woman is clamorous, simple & knows nothing (Proverbs 9:13)
  • A foolish son is the grief of his mother (Proverbs 10:1b)
  • A prating fool will fall (Proverbs 10:8b; 10:10b)
  • Their mouth is near destruction (Proverbs 10:14b)
  • Whoever spreads slander is considered a fool (Proverbs  10:18)
  • They die for a lack of wisdom (Proverbs 10:21b)
  • To do evil is like sport to a fool (Proverbs 10:23a)
  • They will become servants to those wise in heart (Proverbs 11:29b)
  • The way of a fool is right in their own eyes (Proverbs 12:15a)
  • A fool’s wrath is known at once (Proverbs 12:16)
  • Their hearts proclaim foolishness (Proverbs 12:23b)
  • A fool lays open his folly (Proverbs 13:16b)
  • It is an abomination to fools to depart from evil (Proverbs 13:18b)
  • The companion of fools will be destroyed (Proverbs 13:20)
  • Foolish women pulls down their houses with their hands (Proverbs 14:1)m
  • In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride (Proverbs 14:3)
  • We are commanded to GO from the presence of a foolish man when the lips of knowledge are not perceived in him. (Proverbs 14:7)
  • The folly of fools is deceit (Proverbs 14:8)
  • Fools mock at sin (Proverbs 14:9)
  • Fools rage and are self-confident (Proverbs 14:16)
  • A quick-tempered man acts foolishly (Proverbs 14:17)
  • The simple inherit folly (Proverbs 14:18)
  • The foolishness of fools is folly (Proverbs 14:24)
  • He who is impulsive exalts folly (Proverbs 14:29b)
  • What is in the heart of fools is made known (Proverbs 14:33)
  • The mouth of fools pours forth foolishness (Proverbs 15:2b)
  • Fools despise their father’s instructions (Proverbs 15:5a)
  • The heart of a fool does not disperse knowledge (Proverbs 15:7)
  • The mouth of fools feeds on foolishness (Proverbs 15:14b)
  • A foolish man despises his mother (Proverbs 15:20b)
  • Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment (Proverbs 15:21)
  • The correction of fools is folly (Proverbs 16:22)
  • Excellent speech is not becoming to a fool (Proverbs 17:7)
  • Rebuke is more effective for a wise man than 100 blows on a fool (Proverbs 17:10)
  • Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, rather than a fool in his folly (Proverbs 17:12)
  • Why is there in the hand of a fool the purchase price of wisdom since he has no heart for it? (Proverbs 17:16)
  • The father of a fool has no joy (Proverbs 17:21)
  • Wisdom is in the sight of him who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. (Proverbs 17:24)
  • A foolish son is grief to his father and bitterness to her who  bore him (Proverbs 17:25)
  • A fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive (Prov. 17:26)
  • A fool has no delight in understanding but in expressing in his own heart (Proverbs 18:2)
  • A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for blows (Proverbs 18:6)
  • A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul (Proverbs 18:7)
  • He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him (Proverbs 18:13)
  • Better is the poor who walks in integrity than one who is perverse in his lips and is a fool. (Proverbs 19:1)
  • The foolishness of a man twists his way, and his heart frets against the Lord. (Proverbs 19:3)
  • Luxury is not fitting for a fool (Proverbs 19:10)
  • A foolish son is the ruin of his father (Proverbs 19:13)
  • Beatings are prepared for the backs of fools (Proverbs 19:29)
  • A foolish man squanders desirable treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise (Proverbs 21:20)
  • Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words. (Proverbs 23:9)
  • Honor is not fitting for a fool (Proverbs 26:1b)
  • A whip for the horse, a bridle for a donkey and a rod for the fool’s back (Proverbs 26:3)
  • Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him (Proverbs 26:4)
  • Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes (Proverbs 26:5)
  • He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off his own feet and drinks violence (Proverbs  26:6)
  • Like the legs of the lame that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of a fool (Proverbs 26:7)
  • Like the one who binds a stone in a sling is he who gives honor to a fool (Proverbs 26:8)
  • Like a thorn that goes into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools (Proverbs 26:9)
  • The great God who formed everything gives the fool his hire and the transgressor his wages (Proverbs 26:10).
  • As a dog returns to his vomit so a fool repeats his folly (Proverbs 26:11).
  • Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him (Proverbs 26:12).
  • He who trusts in his own heart is a fool (Proverbs 28:26).
  • If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no peace (Proverbs 29:9).
  • A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back (Proverbs 29:11).
  • Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him (Proverbs 29:20).
  • Three things the earth is perturbed, yes for four it cannot bear up….a fool when he is filled with food (Proverbs 30:21-22)
  • A foolish man exalts himself (Proverbs 30:32)
  • They fold their hands and consume  their own flesh (Eccl. 4:5)
  • Anger rests in their bosoms (Eccl. 7:9)
  • A little folly spoils respect given to one who is wise and honorable (Eccl. 10:1b)
  • A fool’s heart is at his left (Eccl. 10:2)
  • A fool lacks wisdom (Eccl. 10:3)
  • They show everyone they are a fool (Eccl. 10:3b)
  • Folly is set in great dignity (exalted positions) (Eccl. 10:6)
  • The lips of a fool will swallow him up (Eccl. 10:12)
  • The words of a fool’s mouth begin with foolishness and end with raving madness (Eccl. 10:13)
  • A fool multiplies words (Eccl. 10:14a)
  • The labor of fools wearies them (Eccl. 10:15)
  • A foolish person will speak foolishness and (Isaiah 32:6)
    • Their heart will work iniquity
    • They will practice ungodliness
    • They will utter error against the Lord
    • They will keep the hungry unsatisfied
    • They will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail

Individuals that fit the descriptions found on this list should NEVER hold a leadership position or be over people. They are too reckless and should be stayed away from. They have major character flaws and cannot be trusted. The more influence that they have the more damage that they end up doing.

Don’t play the fool or get played by a fool!

-Warren G. Curry, Apostle

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A WORD FROM THE LORD ABOUT THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

All throughout the day this past Friday, I kept on hearing the Spirit of God speak a word to me. To be honest, I was preparing to marry someone and was so exhausted from relocating my mother from out of state that I completely forgot that the Lord spoke this to me.
 
It wasn’t until late that night while preparing to go to bed did the Holy Spirit speak to me one last time. The word that He said to me was the exact same thing that He had been saying all day. The Word that the Lord spoke to me was the word “demagogue.”
 
A “demagogue” is defined as the following:
1) A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.
2) A political leader who tries to get support by making false claims and promises and using arguments based on emotion rather than reason.
3) A leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power.
 
After delving into this more, I knew that the Lord was sharing a word with me concerning the looming Presidential election season. After further researching and studying the meaning of this word, I found out some fascinating information about demagogues and how they operate. Only some of the article from Wikipedia has been sparingly used due to the length of the information found about demagogues on their website. If you would like to read about demagogues in its entirety, please click the following link which will take you right to their website:
The following information, unless otherwise specified, is taken directly from Wikipedia.

Demagogue

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“A demagogue or rabble-rouser is a leader in a democracy who gains popularity by exploiting prejudice and ignorance among the common people, whipping up the passions of the crowd and shutting down reasoned deliberation. Demagogues have usually advocated immediate, violent action to address a national crisis while accusing moderate and thoughtful opponents of weakness or disloyalty. Demagogues violate established rules of political conduct; most who were elected to high office changed their democracy into some form of dictatorship (emphasis mine). 
The word demagogue, originally meaning a leader of the common people, was first coined in ancient Greece with no negative connotation, but eventually came to mean a troublesome kind of leader who occasionally arose in Athenian democracy.[6][7] Demagogues were a new kind of leader who emerged from the lower classes. Demagogues relentlessly advocated action, usually violent—immediately and without deliberation.[3] Demagogues appealed directly to the emotions of the poor and uninformed, pursuing power, telling lies to stir up hysteria, exploiting crises to intensify popular support for their calls to immediate action and increased authority, and accusing moderate opponents of weakness or disloyalty to the nation. While many politicians in a democracy make occasional small sacrifices of truth, subtlety, or long-term concerns to maintain popular support, demagogues do these things relentlessly and without self-restraint.[8] 

James Fenimore Cooper in 1838 identified four fundamental characteristics of demagogues:[3][5]

  1. They fashion themselves as a man or woman of the common people, as opposed to the elites.
  2. Their politics depends on a visceral connection with the people which greatly exceeds ordinary political popularity.
  3. They manipulate this connection, and the raging popularity it affords, for their own benefit and ambition.
  4. They threaten or outright break established rules of conduct, institutions, and even the law.

The central feature of the practice of demagoguery is persuasion by means of passion, shutting down reasoned deliberation and consideration of alternatives. Demagogues “pander to passion, prejudice, bigotry, and ignorance, rather than reason.”[4] See below for a survey of the methods of persuasion used by most demagogues throughout history.

Modern demagogues include Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and Joseph McCarthy.[3] All, ancient and modern, meet Cooper’s four criteria above: claiming to represent the common people, inciting intense passions among them, exploiting those reactions to take power, and breaking or at least threatening established rules of political conduct, though each in different ways.[3]

The methods of demagogues

Below are described a number of recurring techniques that are reported among demagogues from many different times and places. No one demagogue uses them all, and no two demagogues use exactly the same methods to gain popularity and loyalty. Even ordinary politicians use some of these techniques from time to time; a politician who failed to stir emotions at all would have little hope of being elected. What these techniques have in common, and what distinguishes demagogues’ use of them, is their consistent use to shut down reasoned deliberation by stirring up overwhelming passion.[23][24] 
1) SCAPEGOATING
The most common demagogic technique is scapegoating: blaming the in-group’s troubles on an out-group, usually of a different ethnicity, religion, or social class.
 
2) FEARMONGERING
Many demagogues have risen to power by evoking fear in their audiences, to stir them to action and prevent deliberation. Fear of rape, for example, is easily evoked. “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman‘srhetoric was most vivid when he was describing imaginary scenes in which white women were raped by black men lurking by the side of the road. He depicted black men as having an innate “character weakness” consisting of a fondness for raping white women.[27] Tillman was elected governor of South Carolina in 1890, and elected senator repeatedly from 1895–1918.
3) LYING
While any politician needs to point out dangers to the people and criticize opponents’ policies, demagogues choose their words for their effect on their audience’s emotions, usually without regard for factual truth or the real severity of the danger.[28][29] Some demagogues are opportunistic, monitoring the people and saying whatever currently will generate the most “heat”. Other demagogues may themselves be so ignorant or prejudiced that they sincerely believe the falsehoods they tell.[23]
4) EMOTIONAL ORATORY & PERSONAL MAGNETISM
Many demagogues have demonstrated remarkable skill at moving audiences to great emotional depths and heights during a speech. Sometimes this is due to exceptional verbal eloquence, sometimes personal charisma, sometimes both.
The demagogues’ charisma and emotional oratory many times enabled them to win elections despite opposition from the press. The news media informs, and often the information is damaging to demagogues. Demagogic oratory distracts, entertains, and enthralls, steering followers’ attention away from the demagogue’s usual history of lies, abuses of power, and broken promises.
5) ACCUSING OPPONENTS OF WEAKNESS & DISLOYALTY
Cleon, like many demagogues that came after him, constantly advocated brutality in order to demonstrate strength, and argued that compassion was a sign of weakness that would only be exploited by enemies. “It is a general rule of human nature that people despise those who treat them well and look up to those who make no concessions.”
6) VIOLENCE & PHYSICAL INTIMIDATION 
Demagogues have often encouraged their supporters to violently intimidate opponents, both to solidify loyalty among their supporters and to discourage or physically prevent people from speaking out or voting against them. “Pitchfork Ben” Tillman was repeatedly re-elected to the U.S. Senate largely through violence and intimidation. He spoke in support of lynch mobs, and he disenfranchised most black voters with the South Carolina constitution of 1895. Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf that physical intimidation was an effective way to move the masses. Hitler intentionally provoked hecklers at his rallies so that his supporters would become enraged by their remarks and assault them.[37] 
7) PERSONAL INSULTS & RIDICULE
Many demagogues have found that ridiculing or insulting opponents is a simple way to shut down reasoned deliberation of competing ideas, especially with an unsophisticated audience.
A common demagogic technique is to pin an insulting epithet on an opponent, by saying it repeatedly, in speech after speech, when saying the opponent’s name or in place of it. The use of epithets and other humorous invective diverts followers’ attention from soberly considering how to address the important public issues of the time, scoring easy laughs instead.
8) FOLKSY POSTURING
Most demagogues have made a show of appearing to be down-to-Earth, ordinary citizens just like the people whose votes they sought.
9) GROSS OVERSIMPLIFICATION
Scapegoating, described above, is one form of gross oversimplification: treating a complex problem, which requires patient reasoning and analysis to sort out, as if it results from one simple cause or can be solved by one simple cure.
10)ATTACKING THE NEWS MEDIA
Since information from the press can undermine a demagogue’s spell over his or her followers, modern demagogues have often attacked it intemperately, calling for violence against newspapers who opposed them, claiming that the press was secretly in the service of moneyed interests or foreign powers, or claiming that leading newspapers were simply personally out to get them.
(END OF WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE….)
After studying this information on demagogues, my mind couldn’t help but go back to another prophetic word that the Lord had given to me back in June 2016. An excerpt of that word is found below (What is shared is directly from my journal):

Journal Entry:

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A few weeks back, my family and I went away for a short time of R&R at a retreat center designed to give you a place to rest and unplug from the day-to-day grind of life.

While making breakfast this morning for one of my kiddos, I heard the Spirit of God say the following to me: “PORTEND.”

The word “portend” means the following:

1) To give warning of

2) It also means to predict or foreshadow.

3) To be a sign or warning that (something, especially something momentous or calamitous) is likely to happen.

4) To be a sign or warning that something usually bad or unpleasant is going to happen.

Portend means to show a sign that something calamitous is about to happen.

Immediately upon hearing this, I became unnerved. I have sought the Lord concerning the meaning of what He had spoken and feel like I am supposed to share the following information.

The general thrust of prophecy is to edify, exhort and comfort the hearer. There are times that God gives other words that step outside of these boundaries that include direction, correction, rebuke, warning, etc.

I strongly feel (this is me, NOT the Lord) that this word was a word of warning from the Lord. In His divine providence and foresight, I believe that He was compassionately telling us of things to come that WILL NOT be stopped due to intercession from His church.

Typically, when judgment of any sort comes/is about to come, typically it can be stopped or circumvented through strategic intercession (intercession is a kind of prayer). Judgment can also be stopped through a repentant heart by the leaders and people that the judgment is intended for. When people sin judgment is inevitable. This rule applies in both personal and national matters.

What am I trying to say here? I STRONGLY believe that something horrific is about to happen in the United States of America. When I say horrific I am referencing some kind of national tragedy or calamity (“portend”) which will require strong leadership to chart the course during those times of turbulence. If a demagogic leader is elected and placed in office during this time of national tragedy it is going to make things a million times worse.

I know that there are many who do not understand or agree with spiritual things which is fine but what I am about to say has a spiritual connotation to it. I believe that there are high-ranking demonic entities influencing aspects of the U.S.’s current political cycle. Although no candidate is perfect and has their own flaws, there are certain aspects of some candidate’s candidacies that are HIGHLY demagogic in nature. I am certain that demagogic leaders have been birthed and are being energized by the demonic realm. This is NOT a typical political election and is something that should be not be taken lightly by the church in North America. Much prayer is required in order for one to hear what the Spirit is saying to His church in this hour.

Let me interject this here: I am not a registered Republican, Democrat or Independent. In each election cycle, whether national or local, I cast my votes for those who I think are the most well-equipped for the rigors of political office. In this discourse, I am not advocating or endorsing any person or any party. I think that who one votes for should be according to the dictates of their own conscience. So I have not shared what I have shared to influence you to vote one way or another. I have simply sought to share the things that God has prophetically spoken to me.

May the Church of the Lord Jesus arise and heed the apostolic instructions that came from Paul to his young protege Timothy:

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.“-1 Tim. 2:1-4

Salvation is the only remedy for this nation. I encourage the church to not be blinded by one’s political biases or allegiances and to seek the Lord for strategy and wisdom for the turbulent times that lie ahead.

We are going to need all of the help that we can get….

-Warren G. Curry, Apostle

  Life Changers Church

  Cincinnati, OH

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A Response to a Recent Article Posted By Charisma News Magazine Concerning the 2016 Presidential Elections

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God knows what is on the platforms and will hold the politicians and those who vote for them accountable for their actions.”-Via Charisma Caucus

Statements like the one above are political wrangling at its best, human witchcraft and manipulation at its worst. Contrary to popular opinion and belief, abortion is not the ONLY thing/sin that the God of the Christians is concerned about. The Evangelical political machine in America has made it this, but that is not the case according to the Word of God.

It is hypocritical for people to “politically prophesy” during election season the same old song about the lives of those decimated in utero, but say and do nothing for those lives that have escaped the abortion table once out of the womb. I have said it before that God cares for people from the womb to the tomb (life until death).

According to any Evangelical, you MUST vote in favor of the candidate who is vehemently opposed to abortion. If that is the case one would always have to vote Republican. I promise you the God of heaven and earth is NOT telling His entire church to vote in favor of any earthly political party every single election. That is neither His character nor His heart.

If we have free will to choose Christ or not, you also have free will to vote for whom you choose. Whom you cast your vote for has 0 implications as you stand before the Lord on the day of judgment. Anyone that tells you otherwise is greatly deluded and deceived. I love the family of God and the individual passions that we exhibit in many areas, including politics, but it is blasphemous to even insinuate that whom you vote for has eternal implications as it pertains to your walk with the Lord.

Abortion (or any other decision) is just that……a decision and a personal one at that. It is a CHOICE that an INDIVIDUAL makes, not a politician or a system. I just came from visiting a nation where it is illegal to know the gender of your child prior to that child being born. The rationale behind that is that if the parents find out that the baby is one gender over another, they would terminate the pregnancy. Abortion is illegal in this country, nevertheless, the pregnant woman yet finds a way to eliminate the unwanted child. Abortion being legal or illegal in a nation is not the real issue, the real issue is people making the personal choice to terminate the life of their child. Personal choice can never be legislated and for anyone to think otherwise is foolish.

Jesus Christ came to write His word upon the hearts of people causing them to inwardly obey him so the outward expression of their lives would bring great glory and honor to His name through PERSONAL CHOICE. If the Church in America spent as much time, effort, energy, and resources in working towards the Great Commission as they do trying to convince people of “God’s choice of candidate” this same topic would gain less and less traction every political cycle. Imagine an America where Roe vs. Wade was still legal but no woman chose that path because they understood what God’s word says about the inherent value that each life possesses because they are made in the image and likeness of God? What a powerful witness that would be for the Kingdom of God.

I know that there are many that would disagree with this statement but I will say it anyhow, if Roe vs. Wade was overturned tomorrow, that would not stop abortion in America.

Women would still have them, unwanted babies would still be born (I wonder how many who claim that they are pro-life are willing to be pro-life at their own expense by adopting and raising the children who escaped abortion on their own dime? Where are my all lives matter peeps now? Are you willing to adopt the children that escape abortion’s surgical tools and vacuums? Since abortion affects black Americans more than any other ethnic group of people, are you willing to raise these black children on your own and face ridicule and being ostracized from your friends, family and peers because you belong to a different ethnic group? If not, please do not ever make a political recommendation ever again. Because you are selling what we called in the 1990’s “wolf tickets.” Meaning you are all talk and NO action) and we would still have the same issues that we are having today.

Abortion is a BILLION dollar business…..since the love of money is the root of all evil, it will be a serious challenge to overturn something that pads the pockets of so many. American Church it is time for you to dance with a different partner. I am not talking about a party but a person….the person that I am referring to is Jesus, King of the Kingdom of God. Only His laws are righteous, just and pure. If the laws in the lands in which we live are not favorable towards us, we must teach people to live by a higher law. Biblical teaching and instruction are one of the primary functions in making disciples and of the Great Commission.

I do not espouse or support any earthly political party. The influence upon my life as an Ambassador of the Kingdom of God is too costly to lend to any outsider. I refuse to become a pawn in the U.S. political machine. If there is anything that the Lord will hold one accountable for it is attempting to convert people politically instead of making them disciples of the Lord Jesus. If the people that you lead know more about the candidate, party and government of the nation that you live in, instead of the Government that rests upon His shoulders, you need to take a giant step back for introspection and reflection. There are far too many dead, dry and religious churches and converts because it’s leaders teach them religion instead of the Kingdom. Unfortunately, this has become the norm in many places in the world and not just in America. Of this, we need to repent, remember how far we have fallen and redo His first works all over again.

Do not allow political season “conversions” or the lack of viable candidates that represent your interests to dissuade or discourage you from voting for the candidate of YOUR CHOICE…..NOT your pastor or church leader’s choice. Every political cycle has repercussions that no one really welcomes. Unfortunately, this will continue to occur in a world that where Satan serves as god (2 Cor. 4:4). Our primary responsibility is to continue to advance the message of the Kingdom of God in power so that it will have the impact where it is supposed to: in the hearts of men.

Some are so closely tied to this world’s system, it is impossible for God to use them to help change it. Don’t allow yourself to be found in that number.

I know that there are many who will tell you to vote the Bible, but I will tell you this: don’t vote the Bible (in an earthly system this is impossible because the Word of God encompasses more than one or two topics) LIVE THE BIBLE! So that when men see you they will know that you are “a living epistle read of all men” and they will have the opportunity to see your good works and glorify your God in Heaven.

I am not abdicating your responsibility to vote as an American citizen. You should vote if you so choose; or choose not to vote, it is up to you. It is YOUR CHOICE….not anyone else’s choice, it is yours.

So be encouraged, exercise your rights as an American citizen and know that the future of this nation is not dependent upon a donkey or an elephant rather upon a Lamb who has taken away the sins of the world.

Let’s be vigilant, visible and vocal about spreading His message and not the message of your favorite politician or party.-Warren Curry

Here is the link to the original article from Charisma News:

http://www.charismanews.com/politics/opinion/59867-from-the-heart-of-a-pastor-what-i-am-telling-my-congregation-about-the-election


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Dream About A Cure For Cancer

Back in the fall of 2013, I had a dream that a young African-American female scientist found or invented a cure for cancer.

Attached to this post is a link from a recent tv show highlighting a woman who currently is working on a cure for cancer. Her findings are a breakthrough in modern medicine.

Also attached is a post that I shared on FB approx. 3 years ago not long after I had the dream asking others had the Lord shared anything like that with them.

Could this be her from the dream??? Only time will tell…..

Please pray that the Lord will continue to give this young lady the wisdom that she needs in order to find this cure.

Click the link to check out her story: https://youtu.be/6ld8WbCxL5s

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