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…
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