Volcanic Eruption of Firey Smokey Love
& Drinking Beer in Church and why Matt walked out mid-preach!
There is a massive level of excitement building up in the Spirit. It is as if a massive volcanic torrent of Jesus is about to go off and light up the sky with molten liquid love and plumes of His Glory. As with any volcanic activity there is an incredible amount of heat produced, enough to melt the flesh right off ya bones. That is exactly what Holy Spirit is doing this hour… melting away the flesh nature with the liquid love (the new wine) of His presence. The heat can be uncomfortable, but in yielding to it, you will actually become who He created you to be. Why settle for anything less. It is no longer about us, it has never been about us, we don’t own ourselves. We are love slaves of righteousness.
I am continually amazed at the state of the church, and not the good sort of amazement. Where has the hunger and passion gone? Not a hunger for conferences or your favourite conference speaker, but for the dude that made you. There is some sort of “conference” just about on every block, yet the revelation of Love, His love for us, is not getting through. Would the drunken army of radical, un-compromising Jesus lovers please stand up and SHOUT to the Heavens. Let the Wine of His Spirit flow!
Recently I walked out of my own church mid-preach. I was in a really sweet trance and was having a total blast teaching from inside that state. At which point I was seeing into the hearts and minds and lives of the congregation. Freaky stuff. Scary stuff. Not the sort of stuff ya wanna see when you are preaching about ecstatic experiences, trances and holiness. I was taken back by the lack of hunger and the amount of self pride which was manifesting in some people. My spirit man was incredibly grieved and up-set by the condition of the hearts. People who had been in churches for many years, carrying critical and judgemental attitudes in their hearts to the point that these “attitudes” control their lives.
When I minister in the glory, Holy Spirit enables me to hear peoples thoughts. Which can at times be a freaky thing, but it enables me to “target” my message at those people by speaking life into their thought patterns and totally freaking them out when I tell them what they are thinking. God knows everything… everything. He wants us to change from glory to glory to glory to glory… We need His mind, on every situation and circumstance in our lives.
When Holy Spirit is operating in “renewal” mode and there are bodies hitting the floor and howling left right and centre I truly love it. But when Holy Spirit is moving softly on hearts and is teaching His people, is it too much to ask for a little respect, to shut your kids up and stop them from running and squealing around the building? Where has the respect gone? For God and others. Lack of discipline is gross and does no one any favours at all. We can justify anything and make excuses for everything, but in the end we need people to change, and sometimes a rebuke from Heaven is what is needed. I said nothing when I left, I just put the mic down and walked out. The glory cloud followed me and that “scared” a few people, causing “fear”. Not scared that I walked out, but that God followed me. I had great fun trying to drive home whacked 🙂 We can play the grace card for ever, but it’s about time the church grew up and acted it’s age.
Since this happened I have been called and labelled everything under the sun, and most of it not too nice 🙂 Surprisingly, people who weren’t even in the meeting and some who have never been to one of my meetings seem very opinionated about my action. Labelling me un-pastoral and un-caring. It’s true, I am not a pastor, I am an apostle… I kick butt, break ground and bring things into line that need to be. That in it’s self is caring, if I did not care then I would sit back and let apathy rule my church and I would not bring any correction and would allow people to wallow further in their own self pity and flesh indulgent life style of carnal living.
I made a decision. Do I worry about what “man” will think and say, and how they will “interpret” my actions through their own broken and tainted lenses, or do I do what I see my Father doing. Many have said I made a “wrong” choice and that the voice I heard was my own “little boy” needing attention and that I need to apologise for causing “offence”. My “little boy” is just fine thanks, he does not need or require attention to make himself feel good. I will preach to 1 or 10000000, It really doesn’t worry me at all, as long as He is with me.
I will NEVER apologise to a demonic spirit that I upset, and I will NEVER apologise for obeying my Father. I will NOT tolerate SIN in my church family, on any level. There has been far too much compromise in the Kingdom and it has to stop. People that live in and love sin are already offended at everything and everyone, I did not cause them any offence, I upset the demons in them by not “submitting” to them, there is a big difference. What is on the pastor will be on the sheep. It is easy in Australia to tell what church people go to, by what is on them. Stan my intern, is growing in discernment and recently said to me in a meeting “they are from X church”. I laughed and said “how can ya tell”. “They have the same devils as their pastor”. LOL Go Stan Go.
It has been advises to me that I remain “sober” so that I can preach, teach and finish a sermon, and then get drunk at the end of the meeting. Urm.. NO WAY! A religious spirit will always tell you to tone it down and not get too drunk. Which bit of “be filled” don’t people understand? I live a lifestyle of intimacy and intoxication and I am not coming out of Heaven for anyone.
I am not perfect, just ask my parents. I make mistakes, but not this time. I stood up to a demonic principality and we, as a ministry and also individually took some major hits from it over the past 5-6 weeks. The critter I am talking about is Leviathan. Teaching on this beast is available for free on our web site. This is not your little garden variety demon, it is a demonic principality. In order to take it out you need to walk and live in humility. I humbled my self before God and walked out in front of man, because I was not going to allow the glory which He was releasing to be abused and dis-honoured. You respect a King when they turn up. I never want my church to take the presence and the glory of the Lord for granted. Yes we can and do have a total drunken fun time in it, that is because we respect Him and Who He is. He is our Daddy and He loves to play with His kids.
I have been asking people this question. “You are upset that I walked out, but what has God said to you about it, what is His take on it?”
EVERY response has been… “But God is love and He wouldn’t just walk out of a meeting”.
Urmm, yeah, read ya Bible people. Holy Spirit announces His arrival, but not His departure.
No one has actually asked the Father what He thinks about it all 🙂
While about 70% of my church has left, the remaining 30% stand with me on this. It was a really God / good way of thinning out the heard. I now have people who want the Glory, not for them selves but to give it away. A people who are committed to His presence and protecting His anointing at all cost. Even to reputation and relationships. I will never pander to peoples strongholds, but I will release them if they want it. Another sign which has been great is that the offering has not lowered, in fact it has increased 🙂 If you aren’t sowing into a church or ministry, then you really have NO legal right to judge it or speak against it.
The fruit of my actions has been so amazing. The atmosphere is clean and the expectancy has gone through the roof. This Sunday 23rd August we opened up the church for a “Love Feast” where we catered a meal for the community. The last 6 weeks of hell has been so worth it for the people that came on Sunday and the major encounters they had with their Daddy. We kicked the “seeker sensitive” devil in the crotch and we didn’t hold back at all from releasing the glory of Heaven. And guess what? No one left or got too freaked out 🙂 But they ALL got so blessed.
Jesus touched people in a way that they had been dreaming of for ages. They had a real power encounter with their maker. Gladly exchanging their sin for His righteousness in one transaction. They are all coming back on Tuesday for the Mystic Glory School, they can’t wait to get back into the glory. This is what we are about, seeing lives transformed by Jesus in an instant. He is so precious.
This brings me to one of my pet peeve’s. Pente-Time. This is so silly and basic that I can’t believe I have to address it. When a church starts at 9am or 4pm or what ever time, you DO NOT turn up 30-90 minutes into it, unless your hiding your sin from God… but He knows any-ways. I understant that “things” happen sometimes, but every week, come on.
It is so disrespectful not only to the preacher who has spent 20-40 hours a week in prayer and preparation for you and the meeting, but also to God. I am amazed at how rude the pente and charo’s can be. We seem to place our selves on a higher level than the non-spirit filled, but hey, they get to church before it starts and they discipline their kids. This is not being “religious” , it is simply placing some Godly boundaries in place so that the Lord can actually deal with the crap in your lives. Hoooo, there’s some sauce on that! When we get into multiple meetings on a Sunday, being on time will be vital. Is turning up to work late each day being non-religious?
Onto drinking beer at church. Yes we had people drinking beer at our community meal on Sunday. It was great to see hungry people in the sanctuary, in God’s tangible presence, drinking beer. And guess what? God’s glory didn’t lift for a second. When we invite “the world” into our churches it isn’t going to be all cordial and decaf coffee.
They had a great time, and they were not drunk. One guy got “light headed” and felt great from drinking our punch. We didn’t have punch, it was orange juice that the Holy Ghost had filled up with some heavenly wine, LOL was so funny to this guy heading back for more.
When he got prayed for he got filled with the Holy Spirit and felt “electricity” all over Him. Was so sweet to watch.
The only problem we had with beer in the Barrel was some religious nut from another church “quoting scripture” about drinking beer. Oh dear, a religious spirit quoting a scripture that doesn’t even exist. This caused some offence to the young lady who I had said was more than welcome to drink beer. She refuses to come back while that person is there, and I don’t blame her at all. It is going to be messy when people get saved, is the church ready for the world?
Now don’t mix up my first comments with this one. There is grace and a lot of it, for new converts and old. But after years in church and a lifestyle of church hopping, a standard needs to be raised and things need to be addressed. Capish! That was a love capish 🙂
A young lady who got really whacked by God and set free was telling me how she wanted to give up her really bad life and go full on for Jesus in every way, and I believe she will. She has tasted the freedom and the joy and the love and she wants it without measure.
This is the last time I will address the issue of me walking out, I have wasted enough time talking to devils about it.
I am aware of the websites out there that are run by demonically influenced and controlled people, that are slandering us all over the world. This does not worry me at all, nor does it bother me. Free advertising I say 🙂 I will not get into conversation with them, nor will I debate their silly doctrines. Everyone interprets scripture a bit differently, we all need to learn to tolerate each other, after all, we may end up spending eternity together. (I know they monitor my facebook 🙂 Hello)
While this was written primarily for my congregation, I wanted to publish it to not only bring to light some things and break it’s power, but to also challenge those who label people, without even meeting them.
Believe the best in people and seek the truth, no matter what others may say about someone. Ask God what He thinks of them. I dare ya!
Standing with my feet firmly planted in Heaven.
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