Did Michael Jackson repent, accept Christ?

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If this is true, then it bears to be brought to attention. There may have been a chance that Michael Jackson found the truth near the end of his life. Of course we have no way of truly knowing. But if so, then the angels in heaven were rejoicing if there was a heart change. If so, then I would rejoice, also.

Following article found here:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?src=em&fa=PAGE.view&pageId=102625

Pop idol reached out to Gospel star Andrae Crouch before death.

RedeemedHippie:[We can only hope that he was reaching our for Jesus.]

Gospel superstar Andrae Crouch and his twin sister, Sandra, confirm meeting with Michael Jackson and praying and singing with him weeks before his death.

Jackson, raised as a member of the Jehovah’s Witness sect and reportedly a convert to Islam last year, sought out the Crouches for inspiration for his upcoming tour, for which he was unprepared, according to a report in Assist News Service.

RedeemedHippie:[One does have to ask, what kind of inspration?]

But while some blogs have reported that meeting led to a spiritual conversion by Jackson, the Crouches say they are not certain.

“Not sure where that came from,” said Sandra Crouch on her Facebook page. “We loved and respected Michael and will continue to pray for his family. All the extra is not from us.”

A spokesman for the Crouches had this to add: “Andrae and Sandra did in fact visit with Michael Jackson two times, once at the recording studio, and once at his home in the last two months, as recently as three weeks ago, asking for prayer concerning the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and how he could make his music more ‘spiritual.’

RedeemedHippie:[I hope this was not just something on how to have more power in his music, but one of rather wanting to worship in spirit and truth. Any of us can try and be more spiritual. But the question is, is Jesus in it?]

So Andrae and Sandra explained to him about the anointing and about Jesus. He wanted to know what makes your hands go up, and makes you ‘come out of yourself,’ and what gives a ‘spirituality’ to the music?

RedeemedHippie:[This sounds either a little child-like or suspicious. Only God knows MJ’s motives for wanting to know. Was he seeking more occult like power (come out of yourself) or the things of God from a pure heart? Only God knows?] 

He then requested to hear his favorite song that he loves and wanted the(m) to sing to him, so they … joined hands and sang together, and he said, ‘It was beautiful.’ He first heard it in New York, and loved it and wanted it on tape. He had the engineer tape the song sang to him by Andrae and Sandra. He definitely had an encounter with them.”

RedeemedHippie:[But did he have an encounter with the One True God?]

Was there evidence of a conversion?

The Crouch spokesman said: “He did NOT reject Jesus or the prayer when (we) prayed, and gladly joined in prayer. He usually doesn’t touch anybody, but he touched them, and held their hands in a circle as they sang and prayed. There was NO actual ‘sinners prayer’ however, but they did talk and pray about Jesus and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. They also told him, ‘Michael, we consider you as our son,’ and he said, ‘Yes, yes, yes’ and gave him his latest music on a CD, and he told him, ‘Andrae I trust you with this,’ and gave him CDs of 2 songs … unpublished, beautiful music.”

RedeemedHippie:[Did the Crouches tell him he was a sinner just like anyone else? Did they proclaim the full gospel? Did they tell him he had to be born again? Did they tell him he would have to deny himself and pick up his cross? Did MJ turn to Jesus and ask to be forgiven? Would he have been willing to go public and tell the world his new beliefs if he had? Would he have changed his whole lifes’ work for the Gospel’s sake? Only God knows.]

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The Love of God is in the Truth

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Someone (where’s the love of God?) left me this comment concerning the recent video I put up on Michael Jackson‘s spiritual beliefs:
 
It’s obvious that the makers of this video have a disdain for Michael Jackson. As a devout Christian, I stand in awe and disbelief that the video shown here goes so far to try to bring evil to the forefront. I agree that MJ’s life was no life of a saint, but for what sins will you be judged for, my friend? I also agree that idolatry of anything or anyone is a sin, but the video makers here had an opportunity to glorify Christ and missed it. Who is going to be drawn to Christ as a result of this video? Some of the context was not even true, exaggeration to make a point in this case borders on lies. How about lifting up the name of Jesus or sending the message of love and hope? This is what the Bible says will draw men to Christ. It is normal for someone to mourn such a great loss, although you may not see it as a great loss. All I ask is that the makers of this video search their hearts to see if there is any underlying hatred.
 
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I am only saying this once as I have no desire to make Michael Jackson the focus of this blog. So I answer to all who may question where my heart is in the matter:
No, it is not obvious that the makers of this video have a disdain for Michael Jackson. What is obvious is your compromise for truth.
I can not help what the truth is. In light of thousands and thousands of people loving MJ, it still does not take away from the fact that his actions proved him a wicked man in spite of his Peter Pan image. Satan turned him into a freak to behold. Such is the way Satan does to one of his own. I nor the video maker, (Who I don’t even know) knew MJ personally. Did you? If you did, perhaps you could tell us if he received Jesus. I know that would cause great joy to many of us.
Even now, it is being reported people are committing suicide over him! And where will they go?! Do you even care?
You asked, “who is going to be drawn to Christ as a result of the video?” I don’t know the answer to that and neither do you. If the video can keep just one person from following MJ as some kind of idol to behold then it is worth it. If it can cause one to begin searching out for the one true King and One true Lord, then it is worth it.

What kind of gospel as a devout Christian do you preach? One of that God loves everyone and sends no one to hell? One of not offending people, or else you hurt their feelings and they may not want to follow your God? Truth offends. Count the cost. Pick up your cross.

You said some of the content was not even true? I would have to ask what and how do you know? There is more than enough evidence to point that it is true. His life was not one of being that pointed others to Jesus and to the truth, yet you accuse me. Now there is awe and disbelief on my part, that you confess to stand for the side of truth, yet when it is presented, you rise up like some devout Christian, defending the ungodly and their ungodly ways.

Let’s look at what IS true. God knows I don’t even want to mention this because it is so disgusting (and I want this site to be G rated–so I get it out of the way NOW) but how about his perverse acts of grabbing his crotch in some vulgar act in his dance routines? How many little boy and girls do you think imitate that? Or taking little boys home with him and sleeping in the same bed. Paying off the parents. Changing the words of scripture and having thousands singing it as some kind of mantra–“When Jesus turned stone into bread.” His lie, “We all are a part of God’s great big family.” No, the Word of God tells us there are children of light and children of darkness. We all do NOT have the same father.

Instead of your awe and disbelief being in the video drawing evil to the forefront as you say, your awe and disbelief ought to be lined up with the lack of truth you have in your beliefs and convictions.

I know there are many who loved him. I know what grief is. I take no one’s sorrow lightly and am no stranger to it. If Michael Jackson did not repent before his last breath and if he could speak right now from the dead, he would be crying out from the bowels of hell for those who loved him, to repent. If that’s a little more than you can take, then don’t blame me. It is the truth.

You call yourself a devout Christian. Good for you. I’m glad you see yourself that way. Now maybe you might want to get some nerve and stop being afraid of having the mindset of offending others with the truth of the gospel. Because that is exactly what is when you challenge people like myself instead of bringing evil to the forefront at times in order to warn people. We are called to test all things. We are called to know our enemy. We are called to be lights set upon a hill. Sometimes that means shining so brightly that evil will be exposed.

You accuse the maker of the video of hatred and I suppose you accuse me of the same thing. But let me ask you; did you lay in bed the night of MJ’s death, wondering where he was? Wondering if anyone had been able to present the truth to him in the final days of his life? Did you lie awake knowing you could not pray for him — that it was too late for him now? Did you toss and turn because someone you never met might be in hell and if there just had been some kind of way, you would have told him the good news? Did you even shed a tear for one who Satan used greatly in this lifetime? Did you let your mind go through time and see how MJ developed over the years? How he started out as a small boy with an innocent child-like desire to sing and dance. How the enemy of his soul perverted his talents? How many used him and abused him–to the point where he could not find the love he was so desperately searching for? Such is how Satan treats his children and does to those he raises up in this world. Did you think of all the kingdoms of the world Satan gave to MJ and how not one of them could save his soul? Did you think of his great success and fame and see it was all vanity? Did you think of Thriller and how even though it is slightly innocent compared to today’s movies, that if MJ was in hell, there were demons much greater than Thriller tormenting his very soul?

Did you wonder how Jesus–the Redeemer of all mankind– may have felt to lose a soul? Did you wonder how many times Jesus had tried to speak to MJ and MJ may have ignored His pleas to “come unto me?” Did you wonder if Jesus was weeping over MJ? He loved him more than any of his family, friends or fans could have ever loved him in this lifetime. Even in the end the stones were not turned to bread for MJ. Did you dare to even shed a tear over such a one?

If not, then be gone and be silent. For you know nothing of true compassion. Even if you are a devout Christian.

You said, “All I ask is that the makers of this video search their hearts to see if there is any underlying hatred.” Like I said, I do not know the maker of the video, now I ask you to search your heart and see if you are a coward or/and an appeaser.

I do not pick up any hatred from the maker of the video. But it is cowardly and a type of hate and apathy to not believe in warning others of impending doom. It is compromise to try and find common ground with wickedness. It is love that would warn others in spite of being accused from people like you. It is love that would try it’s best to convey the truth as best as possible. If you or anyone else have a problem with the way I present the truth here, then I suggest you open your own blog and go at it.

Keith Green: There is a Redeemer

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For my brothers and sisters. May our King and Lord be exalted in each and every one of us in the days to come.

“Thank you oh my Father, for giving us Your Son, and leaving your Spirit until Your work on earth is done.”

Thank you for your prayers!

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Thank each and every one of you for the prayers you lifted up on my behalf.

The heart cath went well and I didn’t act like a baby, either. Well, not too much! At least I didn’t have to tell anyone they were doing their job wrong. 🙂 (Kidding)

The Lord gave me great peace yesterday morning about it. And I spent the day in His presence being calm.

The test showed up that the original blockage from 5 years ago went from 80% to 60%! How cool is that! That had to be the Lord. The other blockages were small.

Does not seem to be a real concern for the doctor at this point, so for that much I am so grateful. Yet, there is something wrong with my body and still I have to find out what that is. But I am not fretting over it.

Someone once said “live one day at a time.” No. There are times when we have to live moment by moment. I encourage you to do it! Do nothing without being led forth in His peace.

I thank all of you who prayed for me. I KNOW God has heard your prayers for me. I love you all so very much, you have no way of knowing!

Father God, I ask that you touch each and everyone (and anyone else who reads this) who lifted me up to You. You are so good Father to make us family. You are so good to hear the cries of your children. Who else on heaven and earth can care for us the way You do. Bless the faceless, voiceless ones that cared enough to pray for a complete stranger. They are my brother and sisters and God, I love tham all. I ask that You protect each and every one of them in the days to come, that you answer their every need and that you hear their hearts cry for their own lives. May no weapon formed against them prosper. Help them to trust You in every event in their life. So many of them have been hurt by events in life and I ask that you bring healing to each one of them in every imagnible way. You can do it in the blink of an eye, God, I know You can. But if for some reason Lord, Your perfect will is different than what we believe for ourselves, then I ask that you help us not bow to the Nebeuchazzars in our life that would rise up against us and Your Holy Name. You alone Oh God are worthy of honor and glory and praise. May these precious ones glorify you in all that they attempt to do for You. Make them bold, make them strong, make us all a purified people for these endtimes that all who look upon us will say, “Tell me about your God.” Thank you Jesus for the family of God, the precious Bride of Christ!

“Guru” Oprah helps usher in anti-christ

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New Age (New Age Movement and New Age Spirituality) is a social collective phenomenon and a spirtual nature movement that seeks universal truth through the oneness of humaity.

Who is a liar but he that denieth, that Jesus is the Christ? He is anti-christ that denieth the Father and the son. John 2:22

Oprah winfrey is a liar.

The book, “A Course in Miracles” was written by a woman named Helen Schucman. It took her seven years to write as she listened to the divine voice that claimed to be Jesus. It was not Jesus. It was a demon. 

Oprah may be “guru” to many but she is anti-christ to God. She has been pushing the New Age agenda for years and now she is desiring a place in the department of peace!

She is teaching this New Age abomination garbage on her satelite show. She and the woman teaching the heresy are pushing for a “Peace Plan” with the Peace Alliance. Both applying for high level cabinet positions in the department of peace.  

For those of you who may be babes in Christ, know that the woman’s voice you hear speaking is NOT, I repeat is NOT speaking the things of God. She is speaking the lies of the devil. Satan is the father of all lies.  Look and read the scripture on the screen. THAT is the truth.

Some of the lies in the book are:

There is no sin.

That is a lie!

[God’s Word says, “For all have sinned.”]

The journey to the cross should be the last useless journey.

Do not make the pathetic error of clinging to the old rugged cross.

Those are lies!

[God’s Word says, “The preaching of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.] So that means Oprah and her followers are perishing this very minute!

The name of “Jesus” is just symbolic of all the gods to which you pray.

That is a lie!

[The Word of God says, “That at the Name of Jesus every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord of Lords and King of Kings.” The Word of God also says, “There is no other name in heaven and earth that man can be saved.”] 

Daniel in the Bible tells us when antichrist is revealed he will appear as a man of peace. Daniel said of the antichrist, “by peace he shall destroy many.” Daniel 8:25.

Bride of Christ, this is just one of many reasons we MUST know what is in the Word of God. People like Oprah have huge followings. People would much rather park their butt down in front of a T.V. and listen to smooth things than to pick up the Truth of God and read it for themselves. Oprah is a liar and deciever of the greatest kind. Ask me how I know? Because it is the Word of God that is true! Not that of star studded self-taught Hollywood gurus!

And to think this woman may have some kind of important role in government affairs?!

Request for Prayer

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I have to have a heart cath done Monday morning. I am not thrilled about it at all. But it is something that has to be done. I really do not know what the use is, because five years ago, I had one done and the blockages were of such that they could not put in a stint or do anything else. I suspect there are more blockages and can only pray God heals me, helps man fix it or help me learn to live with this condition in a way that is both productive and glorifying to Him.  

It could be medicene will help, I don’t know. 

In any case, I am asking you to lift me up before our Father in heaven. Thank you and may the Lord watch between you and me.

RedeemedHippie

I know God’s people are called a peculair people, but…

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Video is below this article.

There were so many titles that came to mind on this article:

“This is why we need to preach repentence.”

“What kind of spirit is this?”

“If you want to advertise your ministry then just video a deliverance session and every body in media will come after you.”

But, I decided to go with: “I know God’s people are called a peculair people, but…”

Something is not quite right with this.  I truly am trying to discern. 

I do not question ths woman’s sincerity at all. But what do we do with it? Is it ok to video a deliverance session? I would not think so. Why would anyone want to? What is the purpose? I mean come on, let’s get real–can any of us see Jesus telling His disciples, “Ok, boys, come set that camera up over here before I get started. We want to make sure we get all this on it.”

They cry out to a young man laying on the floor. “We burn you in the name of Jesus.”

We “burn” you?

“You wanna clean spirit.”

Who is she asking that? The man or a demon?

They believe in the power of the Holy Spirit.

They worship.

“We call people up to the altar that want to be delivered from any spirit that causes them them not to be able to function.”

Sometimes a good old dose of repentence will get a person going in the right direction.

They were worshipping the Lord and “all of a sudden he hit the floor.”

If and when this happens, it needs to be tested. Just because someone “hits the floor” does not mean they need deliverance. Perhaps they have a medical reason. Perhaps they are seeking attention. In either case, it needs to be addressed appropriately. Look at all the attention something like this begins to take away from worshipping God.

“First off he came into our church and once again I do not want to exploit him…” 

If you do not want to exploit others, you do not take videos of people rolling around on the floor, you do not make videos of them when they are coming to you for help.

“He’s a very religious young man, very spiritual, very powerful. and he said he did not want to live this way. I just want to tell the world out here that Manifested Glory Ministries is not against homosexuality. We do not hate them. We do not come up against them. We just do not believe in their lifestyle. We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit.”

They are against homosexuality if they follow the Word of God. Christians have gotten where they can not even say if they are against something lest it be called “hate speech.” Well, I am against homosexuality. I certainly am not for it. It does not make me a hater of people just because I am against something they do.  The church needs to man up and stop being afraid of saying they are against something.

I believe in the power of the Holy Spirit too. I’ve had people pray over me every which way over the years. There were those who shouted and screamed rebuking anything and everything that came to their mind. I remember thinking, “Dag, if I don’t have any demons now, I will by the time they are through!” All the shouting and harsh rebuking just made me want to crawl up in a shell and become almost comotose.

On the other hand; there were those who with a hand on my back and with just a word, were able by the true spirit of God break a lie off of me.

It is the annointing that breaks the yoke. Not screaming, not intense  theatrical prayer, not any personality, not repetion of the same song over and over; not any of those things. It is the annointing (truth) of God that breaks yokes (chains–lies) and sometimes it comes quickly and we have but a moment to choose to grasp it. The moment we do (accpet truth) , we are set free. That is the annointing of God. 

The newscaster asks if the young man could have been a member of their church, being a homosexual.

She says, “You can come in our church, but you can not live that lifestyle in our church.”

Nothing wrong with that, I suppose. But let’s not be hypocritical, the same plumb line should go to alcoholics, fornicators, adulterers, liars, gossipers, gluttons, cheats, etc. But how do they determine who is and who is not a homosexual? What do they do? Do they approach people and ask them if they are homosexual? If so, that is wrong. God is a gentleman and if it is His desire that all men come to Him, (and it is), and if your desire to know Him, He will not make you a spectacle. That’s just my opinion anyway.

Her attitude is so authoritarian. I wonder how many within the church deal with secret sin. Do they go after those members as well? Those who are having affairs, fornicating, gluttony– just to name a few?

The newscaster says they would not be living that lifestyle when they come into that church. I suppose he means not committing acts of homosexuality right there in church.

“When you come in you can get delievered by the power of the Holy Spirit…We welcome all…we do not like their lifestyle…but when they come in they have to get delivered.”

Does this mean, if you want to go their church, you better submit to them  laying hands on you while they video your deliverance? If so, I would never go to their church.  God does not force Himself on anyone.

He asks how she knows the young man changed.

She tells him because his lifestyle has changed and “I just want to tell everybody that everything carries a spirit. Not just the homosexual spirit, you have the alcohol spirit, you have the crack-cocaine spirit, you have the adultery spirit, everything carries a spirit. It can be a good spirit. It could be a bad spirit.”

She goes on to say that all the publicity bothers the young man. I do not want to sound saracastic by any means, but do ya think?!

She wants to tell everyone, “We are a spiritual church. I am an end time prophet. I declare the Word of the Lord and all I’m doing is the work of the Lord. We’re not coming up against the gay community. We’re not coming against homosexuality.”

There is that self-exaltation. A red light right away.

Newscaster questions her on demons/spirits inhabitating a body.

She tells him everything carries a spirit. Alcohol, crack-cocaine, adultery.

He says, “But you’re associating all those things as being negative, right?… so your judgement is that it’s wrong.”    

No, the thing is I’m a recovering addict, I’m a recovering crackhead and a herion addict and I knew I was under the power of a demonic force.”

She just told him whether she realized it or not, she was not associating those things as wrong. No, the thing is that those things are wrong and they are sin. Whether or not she was this or that has nothing to do with anything. Her experience is not all that valid. What does God say? He calls these things sin.

“If you came into our church you wouldnt see we just cast out demons, we do so many good things in the community. I’m not just a pastor. I’m a CEO. A woman’s program…I do much in the community. I love Gods’ people.

So, we have it. Churches video taping such events only brings reproach to the truth. At least in my opinion. What do you think?

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