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A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT THE RECENT LEADERSHIP SCANDALS



It’s extremely disturbing.


In most of these high profile cases it was ongoing and not a one-time act of sin.


When it involves homosexuality and/or minors (pedophelia) it is a higher level of the demonic.


Renowned prophetess Jeannie Wilkerson prophesied back in the 1970s that in these last days new demons would be released in the earth.


We are seeing the demonic at an unprecedented level, and it will only worsen because Satan knows his time is short.


While there certainly is mercy for our failures and forgiveness for all sins, present and past, we must understand that any sexual relations with minors is a crime in which, by law, there are consequences. Moreover, there is a sort of stigma attached to the guilty offender.


Leaders who fall into sin are under a stricter judgment, for to whom much is given much is required.


True godly sorrow that works repentance must be found in a leader before the restoration process may begin. In some extreme cases, such as we are witnessing today, a leader must never be allowed to minister again.


We need to pray for leaders in the body of Christ to stand strong in this hour against this satanic onslaught.


Leaders and all saints need to keep themselves on the altar and perfect holiness in the fear of God in their private lives. Satan uses uncrucified flesh and the spirit of the world to gain entrance. Scripture admonishes us to keep ourselves unspotted from the world.


Checks and balances need to be set up locally under eldership rule in relational accountability to one another.


All ministry gifts need to belong to a local community that they don’t have complete authority over. No one man rule, or the good ole boys club protecting one another from accountability for their sinful lifestyles.


We must do away with unrighteous judgment (considering ourselves lest we also be tempted), while also understanding that greasy grace and unscriptural mercy and sloppy agape have no place in the body of Christ. The Bible is clear that we are called to judge all things (1 Cor. 6:1-5).


More preaching and emphasis must be placed on holiness and sanctification in the house of God, where judgment begins. (1 Pet. 4:17) There has been a diabolical silence on true holiness in the Church.


I’m sure some of you can come up with a few more.


In the love and righteousness of Christ,


Bert Farias' books are forerunners to personal holiness, the move of God and the return of the Lord. They also combat the departure from the faith and the turning away from the truth we are seeing in our day. His recent five-book bundle, written under a fresh anointing, is a forerunner of what the Lord is doing in His church today. His newest release, Turning Your Trials Into Gold, is a powerful testimony of how God raised up Bert and his wife Carolyn from a sick bed  and near death.



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