Recently we were saddened as we watched a video in which the name of Jesus was maligned and Eddie Long was “crowned King”. Many (including myself) within the church decried this event, humbly pointing out that this most certainly was not of the Lord. We continue to pray for those who are directly impacted by Long’s “ministry.”
We are commanded in the scriptures to test the spirits, to see whether or not they be of God. (I John 4:1) When you encounter various teachers, when you read books, listen to sermons, read my blog, etc…, measure it against the Word, and ask the Lord for discernment as to the spirit behind what you are observing. All that glitters is not gold and remember Jesus said just because we prophesy, cast out demons, and perform miracles in his name does not mean we are known by him.
Another video came my way today, and while no king was crowned, I was as saddened by this as I was Long’s pseudo-coronation. As you watch this video, pray for discernment and ask the Lord to speak to your heart. Is this truly the way of the cross ? I share this video (link down below) with you not to tear anyone down, but that we may be among those who “because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.” (Hebrews 5:14)
Hey Haters (Steven Furtick)