Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Self Inflicted Wounds

I've been learning how to surf the web of late, and have come across some interesting, and some not so interesting sites.
On many websites the opinion among a majority in Christendom is that because of the latest wave of embarrassing headlines concerning some of the more popular televangelists, the world has started persecuting us.
To say that this is persecution dear friends is to demean and diminish the definition of persecution, and disparage dare I say tarnish the memory and sacrifice of those who were truly persecuted.
One cannot shoot himself in the foot, then attempt to convince anyone within earshot that they were brutally attacked. In police jargon they call that a self inflicted wound, and after they establish accident or intent, they either send you to a specialist to determine whether or not you are suicidal, or they send you home with a bandage on your foot, and call you a fool behind your back. The church is doing this to itself, lukewarm living, and substance less faith, have bloomed, and now their fruit is heavy on the branches of men's countenance.
If some of you believe that exposing homosexuals in the pulpit, reporting on wife-beaters, (even if the couple claimed to be apostles, prophets, whatever the newest title they've afforded themselves was that day), if you think the fact that financial impropriety has finally boiled to the surface and is being exposed is grounds for calling it persecution, my friend, you are not ready for real persecution.
Persecution isn't when you get caught with your hand in the cookie jar, or exposed for not living what you are preaching, it is being beaten, tortured, maimed and killed for your faith, for the sake of Christ.
What is happening now, is men and women who would not submit to God, those who would not humble themselves and repent, are being exposed and shamed by the very devil that beguiled them in the first place.
God's desire is to humble, the devil's is to shame.
Personally I believe that for too long men who call themselves God's servants have lived absent of accountability, a law unto themselves, and slowly but surely their intentions were perverted, and they once more became slaves to the corruption they had left behind.
The only tragedy in all this drama, is the innocent sheep, the hungry Christian, who placed their trust in men, and are now left disillusioned and disappointed.
If per chance you happen to be one such sheep, I have some advice for you that will spare you further grief and heartache in the future: Put your trust in God, He will never fail you or forsake you.
Follow men long enough, and sooner or later you will realize that they are just that, men. I know, I know, they said they were the apple of God's eye, God's anointed, apostle to the nations, your own personal prophet, a Jesus substitute but how many of them need to turn out to be greedy merciless wretches, somewhat less than human, living only for the now, before you realize there is no substitute for Jesus?
One way, One truth, One life, all three encompassed in Christ, and what He did on the cross for you and for me.

With love in Christ,

Michael Boldea Jr.


Anonymous said...

Amen man of God. I'm actually in a situation i'm in. I've learned the truth, and still learning, and i've been before God, reading the beautiful spring water of Gods holy word. And what i'm learning is powerful. its literally making me over.

My dad is a "prophet" and pastor. he's been my "dad" for about five years. My biological father passes in 2000. But, i've looked at the prophets in the bible and him, and saw there's a profound difference.

OH, how i love him, deeply....But, if he's my Elijah, he needs to take me to the place God has for me in it's totality....he doesn't really believe in all this angels visiting, or outer visions, he's never had them experiences.

And to even hint, that there may not be a Pre-tribulation rapture and i get literally decapatated...

I just want my dad to fullfill his ministry, because i'm so encapsulated in hunger for God and his will for my life, and the office he called me to, that i guess i just want the best for him too.

My wife and i have been going to this new church, and they preach, no teach, and teach and teach...

NO MIRALCES, NO SIGNS, NO WONDERS, NO PRESENCE, THEY BLOCK THE HOLY GHOST..and they have comedy night, and marraige retreats for $50.00 and it's just..oh man of God..its just not feeding us.

We've been watching your two vidioes from the prophecy club, reading your grandfahters prophecy, and listening to Prophet Tom Dekcard, whom i've had the priveledge to meet.

I'm kind of lost.. i'm looking for a real ELIJAH someone who's walking in that office FOREAL!!!

Please forgive me if i sound redudndant, i don't mean to rant, i just need some wisdom that's all from you...

I really want to walk as the prophets in the OT did,,,IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD...with signs miralces and wonders... being accurate, walking with divinity more than humanity...

and a mighty prophet from the prophecy club told me.."you out grew your dad"...i'm afraid, that it may be true yet, i'm still stuck..my wife wants me to grow up and stop depending so much on him, and i agree..

i'm just afriad.. i'm so in love with God so much so that i just don't want to do the wrong thing..

I really wish i could travel with someone like you or Prophet Deckard, or someone that knows this office and could walk me alil farther.. or, may be i shouldn't be asking for a king like the Isrealites did, and samuel gave them saul....

I love u man of God and i'm looking for your wisdom...

Love you bro. Tylee

Marcel said...

On the subject of persecution.
The church in America is not prepared for what is just around the corner.
If I have been decieved into believing that I have a free pass from this most unpopular event and am assured an escape then
what a shakey foundation have I laid in not preparing my heart and counting the cost.
The easy way is the wide road which does not lead to eternal life.
This is what I see unfolding.
Most Christian's ran to the polluted political well for help and salvation and are identified with a man who brings great disaster and nothing of his stated grand vision .
They along with Israel will be blamed by the dragon's followers for what will happen when Iran is attacked by the man on the white horse.
And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ
.Rev 12:17

And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
Revelation 6
The Lord showed me this in 2005 ;
The imposter on the white horse who assumes to bring peace to Israel in the place of the true Prince of Peace on the White Horse.
It doesn't say he is the anti-christ so I'm not saying that (yet ?) but I do see him as the one who went forth conquering Afghanistan and Iraq and soon to conquer Iran.
When the rider on the white horse goes after Iran this will unleash the rider on the red horse and Christians will be blamed because you know who was their man.
The fact that so man identify George as a Christian fits well with his white horse conquering wars for good and God ,but it is all part of the deception which Jesus warned up to beware of.
We didn't heed the warning and were easily decieved and love it so ,but we will pay the cost of trusting in lies and decievers.
There is a cleansing and correction coming to the bride ,especially to those who bet on the wrong white horse.
We need to be looking for this TRUE white horse rider .
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Revelation 19:11
See the difference ?

A Seed Sower said...

Amen brother Michael, may I say from my experience of watching this kind of thing happen in the past; people for the most part instead of studying the Word of God for themselves, they hang on every word these carasmatic preachers preach, set them on a pedistal, thinking they can do no wrong. Then when these preachers and their wives show their true colors, they loose their faith, because their faith was in the man not God.
I have even in the past let people listen to these preachers teach false doctrine recorded on tape and then have them tell me, "Oh but I dont care, they are being used of God."
We should never, never hold a man up above the Word of God. These people in the news are just more Christians putting Christ to an open shame, and showing the world that our God is not big enough to give us the victory over the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.

Elm Street Chapel said...

True Michael,
True! Easy to see, timely, simple yet undenibly true. And yet will they repent?

Come out and don't partake of the wrath to come. Quit looking for a man, look to God. He will lead you. Judgement begins in God's house, always has. I thank God for His true prophets (like Michael) also,their message is always humble to the thirsty. But it is always the same, prepare, come out, be seperate, be Holy. Get ears to hear brother. Trust God and be open the the Holy Spirit who will show you, yourself, things to come. God through Michael and others will confirm.

Ezekiel 34:10
10Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.

Pray, as the Word says, that you would be found worthy to escape the wrath to come. God know how to deliver His saints with a little strength. God has places if we are worthy. Don't toss this confidense away. BTW George is part of wars and rumors, if you think by peace he has destroyed many, your and my definition of many varies greatly.

Father give us all ears to hear and understand, in Jesus name.