It is imperative for me to place into perspective this burden of the Lord that you, the reader, may fully understand this inspiration of God to me. Furthermore, it is essential that a solid, scriptural and spiritual foundation be laid that error may be avoided in both the inscription and its interpretation.
I am intensely aware of the title that this book bears. In like manner, I am aware that perhaps it is the reason that you were drawn to it. Allow me to set forth what “Bastards in the Pulpit” is about, and what it is not about; its goal, as well as the application of it.
WHAT IT IS ABOUT
This book is about men of God who have cast off the whole counsel of God, the holiness of God, and the requirements of God. In some ways or all ways, we all have gone astray and are found wanting in the ranks of leadership. Even in our apparent sin, it would be better to confess our sin, than to be in sin and call it righteousness! This book reveals why this has occurred. Also, it is a sober call to repent of the sin that those within the Body of Christ have yielded to. It is a prophetic warning to turn our hearts completely to the Lord and serve Him outside of the traditions of men or the burdens of denominationalism. It is about stirring men’s conscience to repentance and breaking the fallow ground of the heart that is bent on fulfilling its lust, while imitating a relationship with Yahweh, our God and Savior.
Finally, it is a prophetic word of communicating truths to the leaders of our dispensation, coupled with a warning that God sees and knows all. It is a clear admonition to stop the games and repent. If there is any conscience left in those who would “seesaw” between two opinions and refuse to simply love the Lord or leave Him, then at least leave His heritage alone. For those who would question my credentials, let me be the first to say that I am by no means qualified by men, by education or by any right of my own to give this word. I did not ask God for it; He gave it to me. I am simply a “voice of one crying in the wilderness.”
His wrath is being kindled against those who say that they are apostles but are found liars (Rev. 2:2). It is an answer from the breath of the Almighty to the obvious forsaking of truth in the inward parts that has been exchanged for gain as being godly. This gain is of self-preservation and humanism in the realms of money, fame and pleasures of this life. It embraces philosophies, opinions and ideals that seek its own and the acceptance of others. We must conclude the issues of the heart as desperately wicked and to never be trusted without the watchful and loving eye of our Father. We are simply rejecting His Fatherhood and through fear and unbelief, yield to this condition of bastardship rather than sonship.
We must conclude that the heart, left to itself, will bring utter destruction. It is high time to believe the words of Christ lest we become prey of the enemy as he ensnares the world with the sticky threads of “New Age” philosophies. The words of Christ are, without a doubt, His and His alone. Truly, all others are antichrist, deceivers and imposters.
Joh 15:5,6 I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned.
Ultimately, this book reveals why God has endured man’s sin from the fall of Adam until the coming of Christ. We shall gain an understanding as to why God graciously forgave Adam and purposed on that day, (actually before the beginning of time), to crush the head of Satan that He might be our God, and we might be His people. It is about Jesus Christ as God becoming Jesus Christ the Man only to ultimately become Jesus Christ the Savior, while as yet to become Christ Jesus, Lord of all. We yet await the consummation of all creation by which every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord! We are being called to remembrance of the things that matter most, and through excessive means, God will capture excessive rebellion or cut off the sickness altogether (Rom. 11:22) The question that you and I must answer is, “Will we submit or continue to rebel?”