DEAR CELEBRITY PREACHER…IT’S TIME TO REPENT.

The goal of your preaching was supposed to be influence, not popularity.  Instead, your pursuit of celebrity cost you your influence.  You believed big crowds and popularity would impact the culture.  Instead, it reduced you to a voice that entertains but does not transform.

These verses describe your harmless popularity:  Ezekiel 33: 31 “My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to hear your words, but they do not put them into practice. Their mouths speak of love, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain. 32 Indeed, to them you are nothing more than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words but do not put them into practice.”

How else can thousands hear you preach—but you can’t even close the crack house across the street?

What a reverse miracle!  Vast numbers of believers, commute to your church through squalor and human tragedy.  And afterwards go home the same way without making a dent in the works of Satan.

You may have built the first army in history that would rather bask in the beauty and attendance of the barracks, than in actual victories over the enemy.

Its time to rethink addictions to big screens, skinny jeans, and fog machines. Why is it time?  Psalms 119: 126 says, “It is time for You to act, O Lord, for they have regarded Your law as void.”

There was a season that camouflaged your ineffectiveness.  You could distract away from the hollow results and celebrate peace time pursuits.  Not now.  The God-hating left is hell-bent on silencing the church and framing all believers—including you—as bigots, haters and racists who must be silenced and marginalized from mainstream society.  It is over for ineffective churches.  God-hating elites and their mobs are burning down America.  This is America’s final call to choose between certain destruction and the Cross of Christ.

It is time to dismantle church incorporated and restore our allegiance to the Holy Spirit.  It is time to fire your marketeers and surrender to the original purposes of our faith, and the Word of God.

America does not need supermen.  It needs supernatural men.  Men who will consistently say no to self and yes to the Holy Spirit.  In your quest for “relevance” remember the Holy Spirit has the real power to invade this culture with “a mouth and wisdom that no man can gainsay nor resist.”

Today, abandon your career as a celebrity attraction preacher and return to preaching the Cross—the Blood—the dreadful day of the Lord—with signs and wonders.  Do these things:

1. This morning, not depend upon your own wit and ingenuity. Do not enter your pulpit armed with something some else has said that impressed you.  Don’t be an echo, be a voice.  Do not distrust or despair of the immediate and extraordinary aids of the Holy Spirit.  When you ask God for a sermon be ready to see that He already has something in mind that may be the opposite of what you want to say.

2. Make room for the moving of the Holy Spirit. Time to slay the express service and the golden idol of time management! What if God wants to break out among the people?  What if God fell this morning and accomplished in one day what your plan says will take 5 years?

3. Prepare yourself more and your sermon less. Take a truth that God is burning in your heart.  Pray until that truth overcomes you completely.  Let the fire of the Holy Ghost build up in you until you cannot take it anymore and go out and explode on the people.  Burn your notes if you must!

2 Corinthians 10:4 says, ” The Weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but they are mighty through God to the tearing down of strongholds.”   Holy Spirit driven preaching will would cut through our nation’s darkness with mind-boggling effectiveness.

E.M. Bounds said, “What the Church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use—men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men—men of prayer.”

 

 

 

11 thoughts on “DEAR CELEBRITY PREACHER…IT’S TIME TO REPENT.

  1. Posted to Facebook…

    I think this post really applies to all of us in varying degrees…

    And, we are all celebrities in our own minds…

    But, none of us are magicians, you can not make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, nor can you make the dead come back to life…

    But, Jehovah can do both more beautifully than you can imagine.

  2. big amen brother; I just sent a message to S.C. in answer to them telling people what they want to say, and want people to hear, and said why don’t you allow God to give you a message he want’s the people to hear, and I put one on fb, you have not so learned Christ we are suppose to keep them from this mess, and we encourage the mess. WHEN WILL WE LEARN THIS IS GOD’S AGENDA NOT GOLD MINE, DIGGING FOR REAL GOLD IS NOT EASY OR IT WOULDN’T BE VALUEABLE, WELL THE WORD OF GOD IS A GOLD MINE FOR OUR SOUL AND SPIRIT EVEN OUR BODIES, BUT WE MAKE IT A CHEAP THING, ANY BODY CAN GO TO HEAVEN WE SAY, JUST BELIEVE IN JESUS NAME,[ WHOA THERE’S A WHOLE BIBLE TO READ AND FOLLOW NOT JUST THAT ONE VERSE, THERE’S ANOTHER THAT SAY’S EVEN THE DEMON’S BELIEVE AND THEY FEAR AND TREMBLE, BUT MAN DON’T FEAR AND TREMBLE ANY MORE, BECAUSE PARTLY OF CLEB. PREACHER’S WE GOT NOW, AND PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SCREAM FROM HELL, BECAUSE OF PREACHER’S FULL OF SELF AND WHAT I CAN GET FOR ME. KEEP PREACHING BROTHER AT LEAST I DON’T FEEL SO ALONE OUT HERE WITH YOUR PREACHING. GOD BLESS BTOTHER.

  3. Yes amen, preached a message this morning Gods treasure, woe to the bigger barns mentality, let the treasure of my heart be the fear of God the beginning of wisdom &knowledge of God. Emptied of self and filled with God, the great exchange, what a treasure in earthen vessels 🙌

  4. Many of these “churches” are not churches. I don’t believe they will be silenced. They have been sellouts. They are being used. They have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof. They are lukewarm. They are yeast. Eventually, if not already, they will completely lose their identity with Christ. As a result, if these “churches” and “Christians” are not called out for what they are, LOST, then they will also cause other Christians to be like them. I generally agree with everything else you’ve written. We need the Holy Spirit filled church not the theme park church.

  5. Mario, you just said what milions believe. Jesus spoke kindly to sinners. But he was tough on religious leaders who were more concerned about their position, prestige, and power than lost souls. Humanity has been fleeced by many preachers whose television programs are all about convincing you that they are prophets who will transfer to you the “prophets reward” if you send them $300 today, while the “season” of anointing on giving to them is so strong. And if you send $1000, that amount will cancel all your debts and pay off your house. It is time for profiteers to stop the deception and competition to have the biggest homes, mulimillion dollar jets, and luxury lifestyles, and focus on the lost, on the drug and alcohol addicted, on the millions in prisons who have no “seed offering” to give, on the teens in their communities who are cutting themselves and suffering from depression that has made suicide epidemic among their age group, on the shattered broken families living around them, on the teens who decided to sell their soul to a gang since they have no family structure for personal security, etc. etc. etc. Preaching for extreme profit is very shallow and self centered, and I wonder how long God will allow tens of millions to flow into the coffers of these people. They should long for souls instead of luxurious lifestyles of the rich and famous.

  6. PASTOR MARIO , I AM SO TEARY EYED. PLEASE COVER ME ME . MUCH LOVE AND APPRECIATION.

    AT TIMES I AM NOT BEARING GOOD FRUIT. YOUR WORD PENETRATES MY WHOLE BEING

    “HEARTS OF PRAYER”. ICLV ( SUSAN COUMOU PRAYS FOR ME ALSO)

    AGAPE

    LOUISE CLAUDINE

    JAMES 1:12,22

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  7. Good message it’s a lot if truth to what he’s saying its only a couple of Pastors that I watch that’s truly anointed and filled with the Holy Spirit.

  8. Mario I can hardy wait to see your next post, I watch for it! A few years back we had to write the vision for our Healing, Deliverance, Overcoming Ministry in Canada. Our heart was to teach the whole counsel of God, and to be an action Ministry not an entertainment Ministry.

    God Bless you Mightily!
    Greg and Gail http://www.hope4u.ca

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