RELIGIOUS AND PHARISEE SPIRITS

I don’t know about some you but I know that I’m guilty of talking about others and speaking about some things that a person has done or did in their past, or either pointing out their flaws. But in reality, if God revealed to everyone all the thoughts that I’ve ever had or showed people everything that I’ve ever done then I would run away and hide for the rest of my life and would never show my face again because I would be too ashamed. And if everyone took the time out to really search deep within themselves, then they too would realize that none of us have the room to talk down on others when we’re all guilty of something and have secrets that are hidden that nobody knows about but God, that we’re taking to the grave with us; things that we never want to think about or ever discuss with anybody. Back in Jesus day, there were people who appeared to be very religious and righteous who were experts and teachers of the law of Moses called Pharisees. And in the first four books of the gospel, Jesus contended with these religious leaders due to their hypocrisy. They were self righteous and always pointing out the sin in others and preaching about what not to do while they themselves were breaking every commandment. But in 2016, there are many who walk around with religious and pharisee spirits. But here’s the catch, I’m not just talking about the church goers but those who don’t go to church as well because you have those who love quoting and posting scriptures on social media; having a form of godliness but denying the power (2 Timothy 3:5) and then days later they’re posting something that came from hell itself. And then there are those who chooses to wear dresses 365 days a year thinking that makes them holy or going to churches that requires you not to wear any make-up or earrings which to me is a form of bondage, because it’s a man made rule which profits nothing. There are others who chooses to abstain from certain foods thinking that it makes them holy but if you still have an unregenerate heart then none of those things mean anything. In the book of Matthew 9:10-11 it says: Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners? Believe it or not but there’s a lot of men and women who have well paid jobs and running successful businesses who would think they’re too good to hang out with a person working at Popeye’s, and they could be driving a brand new 2016, 2017, Mercedes Benz and think they’re better than a person driving a 2005 Toyota Camry. Some people are so stuck up that they think it’s beneath them to hold a conversation with a person who’s living in the projects. In Matthew 23:6-7 Jesus goes on to say about the Pharisees: They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi. How high and lofty people can be sometimes, the modern day 2016 Pharisees!!! We as people can get too high and above ourselves thinking we’re somebody great just because we may be related to certain individuals or because we may dress nice or work at a certain job or because we’re very popular and have many friends that we think that people should cater to us and go out of their way just to speak to us. Some of you think that just because of what you know or who you may know or because you have a degree or degrees behind your name that you’re better than everybody else but let me break something down to you because I’m guilty as well and God put this in my spirit. God created us from the lowest of the low which is from the ground, and all of us was made from dust ( Genesis 2:7) And all of us will return back to dust after death (Genesis 3:19) We are no better than the vegetables that we eat because they too came from the same place that we came from which is the ground, that’s the reason why we should never boast or exalt ourselves and because of that revelation I don’t get myself caught up in myself or people. It’s time for us to humble ourselves and break the chains of having a religious spirit; you think it’s a blessing to be rich but a curse to be poor. You think it’s a blessing to live a very long life but a curse to die young although Jesus existed before the heavens and the earth was created, but yet when he was born into the world, his earthly life and ministry was only limited to thirty three years. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. (James 1:27)

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Vicky Pittard

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SISTER WIVES

The spirit of sexual immorality and lust is spreading worldwide, spirits that has been unleashed in full power that it’s making me wonder if there is anybody who is faithful anymore, or if there is a man who can be faithful to only one woman. I can remember when I was growing up and use to hear people saying that a good man could only be found in the church, but it’s sad that it’s not true anymore because the church men are far worse. There are deacons and pastors (Not all) who have side chicks and doesn’t care who knows about it, and in the word of God Jesus said that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God (Matthew 19:23) but in my opinion it will also be hard for the sexually immoral to enter there because some would struggle and be unwilling to give up sexual pleasures outside of marriage. Then you have those who are married and cheating on their wives plus joining themselves to every woman they’re sleeping around with, and yes I said joining which means: fasten, attach, tie, bind, couple, connect, unite, link, weld, fuse, and glue. The bible says: Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For the two, he says, shall become one flesh. (1 Corinthians 6:16) You become one flesh with anybody that you sleep with and are joined to them as if you were married to them; and the way that men and women are sleeping around these days have became one flesh and married to a lot of people. Sometimes when a woman finds out about the other, they nearly wanna kill each other about a man not realizing that they both are joined, they both are his concubines, and are sister wives in the spirit, and there may be about five or ten more of you depending on how many women he has slept with because you’re no different from a man who has multiple wives and are living in the house together with all of them. And once you are joined to someone it is hard to break free and could feel like you’re on drugs. When you get that first high and enjoy the feeling, you will soon begin to want more and more. You will spend money, chase it, and would feel that you cannot live without it and it’s just the same when you’re intimate with a person or multiple people and the situation could get out of control or either drive you completely insane. At the age of sixteen I was in a relationship with a guy who was three years older than me and I almost lost my mind. I tried to commit suicide after he broke up with me back in March of 1991, and I was sent to Charter Winds Hospital where I stayed for a whole month. Not only was i young, in love, and naive, but I was trapped and connected to this man in body, soul, and spirit; an unholy union that caused me to have an emotional breakdown because at that time, my mind was the devil’s playground. And just as a drug addict have withdrawals when they’re coming off of drugs, so was I having spiritual withdrawals deep within me because a severing was taking place. All contact and communication had been cut off between me and the guy due to the fact that I was locked away in a hospital, and it made the situation even better because it gave God the opportunity to begin cutting and disconnecting him completely from my spirit. To every married woman I encourage you to pray for your husbands every single day because the most powerful weapon against infidelity is prayer. And just because he may be a pastor, choir director, deacon, a good father, or a well respected person in the community doesn’t mean that he’s not capable of falling because it’s possible. But your prayers and supplication could sustain him and help him to resist temptation because if you don’t pray then you may find yourself sharing your husband with other women and having sister wives in the spirit. And to the unmarried women, keep your gates (legs) closed, wait on the Lord, pray, and break every unholy union.

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Vicky Pittard