When you are preaching, you are standing between two worlds: the spirit and the flesh. If your spirit is not in control, the enemy will use your emotions and your personal situation to influence the message. I suspect this is what happened to Kim Burrell, a woman of God who is NOT homophobic. As a preacher myself, I know because it has happened to me.
The first sermon that I preached was on 10- 25, 1981. Ironically, the last sermon I preached in the institutional church was also on October 25th, in 2008. It was from the storefront church that I had started in 1996. I have spoken or uttered since then, but not by taking a text out of its natural context and producing a message from it.
I estimate that I have preached at least 2000 sermons, perhaps more. The title of my last sermon was “What Do YOU Have To Burn?” Later that same week, God revealed to me that what I had to burn was the curious art called “preaching” because He revealed that “sermons are manmade and demonically produced and manipulated.”
I truly loved to preach. I preached as many as two sermons a week behind the pulpit for more than 25 years, sometimes more, during revival week and other special occasions. However…
Anything or behavior that you believe is out of the control of your will, should be considered to be n evil spirit, a demon that need to be cast out of YOU! That includes an effeminate or sodomite spirit.
Recently, I wrote an article in defense of the recent incident involving Kim Burrell, and I was attacked by a churchgoing Christian member of the LGBTQ community. Originally, Sam (his name has been changed,) did not reveal that he was gay. BUt as the email thread continued, he “came out” as a homosexual Christian who speaks in tongues and believes he is gifted by the Holy Ghost. The thread is long because I refused to be bullied by Sam, when he commanded that I stop answering his emails. I let him know that if he continued to write to me, I would continue to respond. The way to stop the thread was on him. Simply put, once Sam stopped writing mean these nasty, mean-spirited emails, I too would stop commenting because I would have nothing to respond to.
Sam’s stubbornness was strong. Finally, he stopped writing. The thread is way too…
Paul the Apostle was clear when he wrote that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. This is why none of us can save ourselves by repeating a sinner’s prayer, performing good works or “accepting Jesus.” Not only do we sin with our behavior but we sin with our thoughts. So prior to being born again, we can’t even keep track of our sins.
Consequently, keeping this spiritual fact in mind, why can’t the LGBTQ community and its supporters and advocates simply accept the fact that besides other sins, same gender sex is sin?
What I perceive in this emotional outcry against Kim Burrell simply exercising her right as a preacher to sermonize in a Christian pulpit where she has the authority in accordance with the word of God, is sin within itself— not only of blatant bullying, but Paul described it in yet another way. He wrote…
For those of you who do not know what happened, Kim Burrell has been heading toward fame as a jazz- Christian singer. She is about to be on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
Well, Burrell is also a preacher, started her own church in 2010. In a recent sermon preached at her church, she called homosexuality a sin in a rather bold and strong way. Someone in the congregation must have video taped her and put in on the web, and it went viral. The LGBTQ community is in a huff, and she has been called out by lots a folk, both gay and straight, particularly from her peers, including the likes of Shaka Kahn, Janelle Monae, and Pharrell.
The problem is that Burrell is a carnal Christian, appearing to me to be serving two masters, and BOTH masters are of the world where Satan is the god. Actually, she is serving ONE master with two opposing agendas, the Institutional church and the music industry. Clearly she works with gays, fellowships with them, benefits from their community and they feel betrayed. Nevertheless, though quite wild and graphic, everything she preached is correct and righteous.
I watched Burrell’s video response to the viral outrage.
I must say that I like her. She is a sweet person. I also like her boldness and her courage. Nevertheless, Kim Burrell is deceived. In her response, my spirit discerns that she love gay people but the rest of her response was “without wisdom and spiritual knowledge.” . The outraged folk now perceive her as an hypocritical phony, and they are hell-bent to destroy her music career.
I think I can help you Kim to gain some perspective as to what may be going on here.
THIS IS NOT SATAN!!!!
GOD WANTS YOU OUT OF BOTH THE CHURCH WORLD AND THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.
The Internet reveals that your net worth is 5 million dollars. With that kind of money, you can live the rest of your life prospering so take the money and run!!!!I speak from experience.
I have been a minister for 35 years, born again for 40 years. When I was an atheist back in the 60’s, I openly and freely had gay friends when such behavior was totally unacceptable to that world. SInce I was an atheist back then, I had no contact with the church world. Once I got to church in 1979, I found a lot of hypocrisy where sins of all kinds are concerned, including down-low homosexuality and lesbianism within not only the sheepfold but the pastors. Like you, Kim, I was bold enough to preach the word of God against perversions of all kinds. I created many church enemies. It did me no good nor the people any good because church folk really don’t take seriously a preacher who exposes sin.
This is the reality of the world we live in today, for the church has been a part of the world for centuries now. The sin of homosexuality is merely one in a bagful of sins. The church is equally as sinful as the music, TV and movie industry. As the god of this world, Satan is trying to unite ALL of his kingdom’s together.
So what is happening to you Kim, is a message from God.
You cannot mix Christ with Belial!!! This is YOUR sin.
So understand that the people are being unmerciful to you because it is God who has hardened their hearts in order to save you from being among THEM, and I am not just referring to LGBTQ but the entire Christian music industry and the institutional church, the end-time Harlot. . If singing MUST be your career, then take Christ out of it and go and sing jazz, the blues or whatever. I listened to you today and I would put you in a class with Sarah Vaughn, or Lena Horne. They did well without the institutional church.
You have enough money to do whatever you want to do as long as you take control over your finances. With that kind of money, you are set for life.
When people come against you like this Kim. it is because you are a chosen vessel of God. If you were of them, they would cut you some slack and love you. But their hatred is a sign that you belong to Jesus.
SO COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, GURL!
I personally believe that those who want to be delivered from any perversion can do so in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Deliverance is a major component of my ministry. so if you need help, complete the contact form below.