THE ORIGINAL SCANDAL…….pulpit politics

I am almost certain that most of America has seen the highly viewed series that comes on every week, entitled “SCANDAL” with the intelligent yet sultry Olivia Pope who is not only having an affair with what many call the sexiest President on night-time TV to date “FITZ”, but she is also in the words of the legendary singer Betty Wright “THE CLEAN-UP WOMAN”….That’s right, she is the one that cleans up every scandalous situation that arises surrounding the countries political or wealthy elitists… Why? because regardless of what these people have done, they are considered a “commodity” to the government or business world; in fact, in the grand scheme of things their philandering, criminal activity MUST not get in the way, they are the countries gods, and they must always maintain a certain image before the people, no matter how many babies have to be aborted, bodies have to be discarded or lives destroyed. Yes, here comes Olivia Pope to the rescue, who has her own “dirty secrets” as well. Well, maybe not too secret, because you see, more than one person goes to the laundromat, they may all have differing stains, but at the end of the day the common denominator is,  if you are washing clothes, you got DIRT too, so everybody at the “laundromat” of life get’s to talk about how they get their stuff clean, what they use to get it clean, etc. I hope you see the metaphoric image I’m creating here, there are some who know her dirt, because they all have dirt. So, I guess its safe to say that Olivia’s secrets are not so secretive, because in THAT world, dirt attracts dirt. Well every Thursday night  twitter and Facebook are buzzing over this sensationalized show “SCANDAL” and I must admit, I love the show too, for two reasons, one, because not only is it extremely intense and interesting, but secondly, because it is a reality within the world I have given my life to “THE CHURCH”.  The church world would give even Olivia Pope a headache if she had it for a client. I have the opportunity to travel this country and to speak in some of the greatest churches and meet some of the most wonderful people. But I have also had a panoramic view of the not so good, and not so wonderful. One of the most disappointing observations I have come to terms with growing up in the church, is how judgmental the church is concerning everything, except the things that affect their money and their fame. I have watched great ministry gifts cast away either because they were married more than once, or were not well-known enough and treated like second class citizens for other so-called gifts who may not have been married twice, but they are fornicators, substance abusers, liars and to be honest just not saved. I want to make this clear, GIFTING is not synonymous to SALVATION, Romans 11:29, needs to be clearly understood, Paul is saying, that when God gifts and calls an individual, it is “The gift and calling” irrevocable, he doesn’t take it back, he’s not an indian giver, BUT the travesty in the abuse of this grace, is that, though they may have the GIFTS and the cheers of the crowd, GOD has left the building. See, its like this, you may have been married, spouse gave you gifts and you even shared the same last name, for once that relationship is over, even if they don’t take back their name or the gifts they gave to you throughout the years, guess what ? IT’S OVER….I don’t care how you lie to your friends and say, everything is good between you and them, keep their last name, even pull out the diamond still in your possession that was given to you, you still DON’T have that relationship anymore. But guess what is even worse than that, the CHURCHES that embrace them know and don’t care. They are concerned only about the three P’s…{ Prominence, Propagation,Publicity} YUP, you MUST have these three P’s…and if you do, you can DO whatever you want and you will not only be invited, but defended and covered ! Fortune 500 companies are not that obvious. Where else can you go and be crucified & ostracized for wearing too much make-up, or an outfit that reveals a bit much, or your nails are too long, or a brother’s hair isn’t cut low enough, BUT if you have the Three P system working in your favor, You can be pregnant without a husband and be paid major money to come and do concerts, you can have a penchant for young boys and girls , be a functioning alcoholic, and be the keynote  speaker at every one of their conferences, and guess what ? there will be so many people there, you’d be lucky to even get a seat, coming to hear GIFTS who have lost GOD along the way and are being promoted by the churches  that  enable, oops I meant invite them. No wonder they don’t change their ways, how can they when the church keeps inviting them in spite of;  it is a clear message of approval, what they are in fact are “ENABLERS”…. and sorry charlie, there is no place for enabling activity in Christ. This is my dear readers  the ORIGINAL SCANDAL…. As long as the money is coming, the crowd is big, and the person has a name that has been televised more than a few times , BINGO ! that’s who they want. Hey, give us  Barabbas & lets Kill Jesus ! Sure, no one is perfect, but you can’t get forgiveness if you never apologize and seek to change.  Now to those of you who say, That’s why I don’t go to church now or that’s why I have changed my religion, let me say this to you, EVERY church is not like that, every leader is not Mammon consumed, or a glutton for Glory. There are some great ministries, My Blog today is speaking on the infiltration of this activity that has ravaged the church world as we know it. Pastors whatever you do, don’t become like these I have written about today, though it may be tempting to have a large gathering at your church and to have a lot of money raised for your conferences, don’t ever substitute the anointing and become a pulpit pimp in search of a temple whore. The Anointing always WINS !  Keep your head up, it may be taking longer when you’re doing it right, but always remember, The Blood will Never Lose it’s Power. There is a time clock ticking away, tick, tock, tick….because as sure as God’s Word is real,  there’s a BOOM coming. HUMPTY DUMPTY SAT ON A WALL (high and lifted) HUMPTY DUMPTY HAD A GREAT FALL (Proverbs 16:18 )  AND ALL THE KING’S HORSES AND ALL THE KING’S MEN ( people with status & fame )  COULD NOT PUT HUMPTY DUMPTY BACK TOGETHER AGAIN. Sit tight  and watch God, it won’t be as long as it has been, because when God finishes, even Olivia Pope will have to say, I quit,  I can’t fix what God has destroyed !

26 thoughts on “THE ORIGINAL SCANDAL…….pulpit politics

  1. This one of the most intelligent blogs I have ever read. Thanks so much Dr.Penny , you have spoken the truth here and God is SICK of it. They promote mess and throw away those with an honest love for God and actually live out what they are saying. sheesh.

  2. Apostle, Thank you for your infinite wisdom. This blog is enlightening us in every aspect of our lives; physically, mentally, spiritually, financially and I could just go on and on. I am rendered Speechless!!! G-d Bless You WOG! You Are Truly A Genuine Shepard After G-d’s Own Heart!! Looking forward to your next post!!!!!!!

  3. Grace, Mercy and Peace be unto you. While reading this blog, tears literally began to firm in my eyes. As it relates to the church, I was once the victim in the scandalous pulpit pimping and temple whore seeking environment that is called the church. How is it that this can be so easily forgiven and people attracted to such things that surely gets you nowhere and the metaphor is tat it will surely get you to hell. What I was told during my breaking free from the Scandal is that men in the church world forgive each other but women don’t get the same privilege. Huh? Sin is Sin. Point Blank Period. Excellent blog. Wonder what kind of feedback would come if you exposed the so called “Good Ole Boys” Network in the church. Things that make you go….hmmmmm

  4. My God what a piece of
    Work You are a phenomenal writer you captivate from the very first line how true is all you have written well atleast I know understand the clean up woman and her purpose THANK YOU DR.TL PENNY!!!!!

  5. Can I ask if you are referring to “The Church” as the total body of Believers under one built edifice or the “church” as in the physical temple body which host the soul?

    I ask this question, of course because it’s important to my better comprehension, to highlight the solution you also reference in your blog (paraphrasing in MY WORDS: If there is NO ANOINTING present then there is NO GOD existing within thee).

    I have long wondered why generations of preachers who have accepted their calling felt the need to also leave their regular paying 9 to 5 jobs/careers; thus making a career out of their calling; subjecting themselves to the wages of a lifestyle built on offerings brought into the church by obedient Believers. Of course, the Bible makes clear that this is acceptable behavior (1 Corinthians 9 and 1 Timothy 5) by those who do there work of preaching and teaching well. My clarity is needed when it comes to the “content of character” and doing your work “WELL”. It appears to me, that “WELL” only reflections the evaluations of how much money is collected! PERIOD POINT (NO) BLANK…unless it’s a blank check w/signature!!… Quickly adjusting the statement that once suggested “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches [PREACH]…”-G.B.Shaw

    Thought provoking post!

  6. I see this more now than ever before…hiding church mess… in the closet with a light bulb in one hand and a hanger in the other all along condemning me and HOARDING your on mess. I agree Dr. Penny no one’s perfect and church folks need to be VERY careful or THEIR MAN HOLE will SWALLOW them up.

  7. Dr. Penny..reading this blog is like opening today’s page of Our Daily Bread on Steroids! This is a must read for every member of the five-fold ministry…a guide of some sort…a rule book and SOP (standing operation procedure). I thank you for…in a time of such false humility…keeping it 100! Reading this blog will check, confirm, and convict…either way, we won’t leave the same way we came…

  8. Many times we have the hard task of speaking about the atrocities within the church publicly, just as the iniquities are obvious, published, and publicized. This is your task Dr. Penny and hence this blog was penned under said burden from the Lord.

    Great blog!

  9. Awesome! It feels good to see someone acknowledge this behavior, not just acknowledge but call it out as it is without trying to “pretty” it up. The behavior on which you speak has troubled my spirit for a while now and often had me debating whether or not to even attend church at all. Eventhough it’s disheartening I know these things will soon come to an end. Once again, awesome!

  10. Now THIS is what I am talking about! You have well said it! A very much powerful word that must be said! Its time for us (the Body of Christ) to get it together! Love it! Thank You Dr. Penny for your uncensored realness!!! We NEED this!

  11. Wow ! God is going to punish the G – men and the s – women . Greedy vs. Scandalous ! Thank you Dr. Penny for strength and annointing to expose the devil for what and who he is . “PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THIS “. Be blessed continuously !!!

  12. This was awesome. For yrs ive preached on platforms with well known folk that werent living fifty cent woth of dog meat but because of my obesity i was not offered the same honorariums or hotel accomadations but the anointing on my life an my lifestyle could not b denied. Thank u for ths i will continue to live holy n preach the gospel an i. Know ill never be part of the click. Thank you Lord.The corner is where ill b til God elevates. Im Good.

  13. Thanks Dr. Penny this is FABULOUS!!! I really adore the God in you and the sincerity of His work that lies within your heart but moreso the Holinesss in which you EXEMPLIFY daily. Your blogs should cause people to do one of the following be more watchful, be more mindful, or change their actions if it’s not pleasing to God. Love it!!! Keep allowing God to use you as a voice to the earth.

  14. Well said Dr. Penny. It is not only politics in the pulpit, it is the same practice in the pews. Unlike the gifts that man gives; the gifting of God is irrevocable. However, the relationship with the Lord may suffer from our lack of faithfulness or falling into sin, but there can be restoration with repentance. The gifting is always there. The ones who are more spiritual in church are to “…restore such a one [who has fallen] in the spirit of meekness and love”. Relationship with the Lord is restorable but the relationships within the church not so much. Many in the church who have either hurt others or have themselves been hurt move on to another church full of hurt people who will eventually hurt them again. Inner healing with a look toward the hope of wholeness and the use of godly wisdom can go a long way to making church healthy enough to handle its hurting people rather than enabling some and condemning others in their sin. We’ve got to do a better job of caring for the souls of folks (and helping them to care for themselves in their daily lives). The church has chosen to serve Mammon at the cost of souls for which our Lord Jesus died. In today’s vernacular, we need to push the re-set button and re-choose whose house we will serve. In any case we are always obliged to cover the saints (and ‘aints’)in prayer. The enemy is roaming about to see whom he may devour. Repulse the enemy’s appetite for vulnerable souls with fervent effectual prayer.

    • Amen. I pray over you that God will continue to deposit in you for this end-time harvest. People need to be exposed so they can be free.

  15. DR. PENNY-The voice of a True Apostle/Prophet has spoken and more people need to hear has
    spoken. Thank you! for the confirmation Dr. Penny

  16. Wow! This is awesome. Have you written a book? This is so timely-so God and Prophetic all at the same time. This should bring about a Holy Ghost-arrest. True Repentenance! Back to the Altar. God will get His Glory. Awesome Blog!

  17. Greatings and Blessings Dr Penny. I finally found your website. I love it. Okay, so I read this post and I truly understand where you are coming from. I call these men and women of God those who have ‘Lost Sight of their FIRST LOVE – GOD.’ Some people may ask, how can that be? Arent ministers, preachers, sheppards always seeking God’s favor? But in reality it is so easy to fall short. In my travels, I have seen many men & women of God fall victim to fame, prosperity, and people (the flock) placing them in higher categories. By higher categories I mean – darn near worshiping the sheppard and placing him or her on the throne that is meant only for GOD. We (the flock) enable these individuals by not correcting ourselves, checking ourselves, and relinquishing our relationship with God for a solid relationship with God’s sheppard. I am not saying this to say that it is the flock’s fault for the short comings of men or women of God. For they are accountable themselves to God. I am saying that sometimes we dont help. We get so complacent and dont want to appear to be nonbelievers that we allow others to do and say whateva so that we can appear to be loyal, faithful, God-fearing individuals. And as long as the members see our outside deeds (sn: no good deeds – loved it), we can hide the junk in our trunks. We cover up so much, until it becomes the norm, the most natural thing to do. But God says, if we allow our brothers/sisters to sin, fall short, hinder others and we refuse to correct them, then we are just as guilty of that sin as the one who committed it. (I am not as versed with the exact scripture right now, so forgive my oversight.) Sad to say that the hardest thing to do is to approach the man/woman of God in love. Most would say, who are you to tell me, I speak to God everyday and He would have told me. I have not heard from God, so you cant be speaking in truth.. only in hate. My heart goes out to you Dr Penny. I feel your heart and love for those who fall victim to losing sight of their first love. I hear the your heartache for the flock who are lost in the mist of these sheppards. I truly wish I could say that in time they will correct themselves. But the truth is they (the sheppards and the flock) have choices. I pray that their choices become aligned with God’s desires. I pray that God continues to manifest in your life, that He continues to bless and cover you with all His Glory. You are a phenomenal woman of God and God has His Hand on your every endeavor!! Much love, Katura

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