The Name it & Claim it
Many Believers come to Jerusalem because they want to make a connection with Mashiyach, they want to walk where he walked, visit where he visited, their inner souls cry out for Mashiyach, some have abandoned everything to come and live in Israel, but what do some get for their troubles?… More CRAPITALISM, just like they had back home! Right in the heart of Jerusalem! If you want to get an anointing for materialism, ask around and you’ll find the prosperity gospel is alive and well and dwelling downtown Jerusalem.
Certainly christo-paganism operates all over Israel, but CLASSIC Crapitalism is just off ben Yehuda, and that fits, because Ben Yehuda is tourist trap central when it comes to raking tourists over the coals. Messyantic evangelists spout the name it and claim it god-spell right from Jerusalem, as good or better than anywhere, get a Maserati, BMW, Porche, Hummer, Range Rover, because everybody knows that Jews love money… yes, even more than Gentiles. A lot of Jewish “believers” also seem to think that way. Be “successful”, make money, preach Jesus! The spiritual Abimelechs of the flock are self appointed leaders who have “anointed themselves for success”, people tell me that they can feel a powerful “anointing” when they attend the meetings. A person doesn’t really know whether to laugh or cry, but maybe, maybe, there is still hope?
A few days ago a Jewish Christian from Jerusalem, phoned and said he was hanging out with a big Christian mover and shaker in Florida and asked what I thought of the Pastor owning a fleet of luxury cars, Maserati, Mercedes, Range Rovers etc. I immediately judged the matter and suggested that if the Pastor earned his wheels and paid his tithes and if he didn’t go round with a “PROUD LOOK”, because YHWH hates a PROUD LOOK, then why not?
But if the Pastor got this stuff from tithes and offerings, emptying out little old ladies bank accounts, sporting the proud look, using Christians for a database of sales leads, then he’s a evil and pathetic human being who is using Jesus to bilk money off the “believers”. But the “Believers” have a long legacy of being bilked, don’t they? Even Y’shua said that the unbelievers were better stewards of their cash than the “Sons of Light!” But in reality it appears as Rodney Howard Brown made his fortune through a multi-level scheme where he can indirectly bilk money from Christians by selling them “the dream”, “prosperity”, the ego of self, selfishness, Americanism, Materialism and a Hummer with bright shiney bling, bling chrome wheels… this all comes to Rodney and his buddies by way of Jesus Christ.
No I never meet the man, I understand he is trimming off his obesity, that’s nice. But you would think that “faith” (leaders) could control their obese stomachs (after all we’re talking “spiritual powerhouses”). But Rodney “fat boy” Howard Brown has got the gift of gab and his followers all want a piece of it, bling bling, or something glorious, like what he’s got, a sustained case of gluttony 101.
YHWH hates a proud look, but besides this He hates the material gods who are seducing His people to make whoopee with their gadgets. Evolutionists believe themselves to be the product of material matter, the chemical soup, therefore by material point of fact, their god is materialism, physical matter. Then Christians come along and pray to their God and demand materialism so they can prove to the evolutionists (and others lacking FAITH), that their God is REAL because He gives them materialism, but the material god is a fake god. The Believers with wanton eyes are caught in the material trap, when you speak with them about it they roll their eyes and grin because it feels soo good. They can’t stop because they have unlimited cheap grace to forgive all their greed.
Many souls (Christians and Believers) are hell bent on taking many with them to a heaven of materialism. On this fact alone we could assemble a massive list of false prophets and evangelists who preach for jets, luxury homes and cars and who “prove” they are ordained by Gawd because of their “success” in numbers of converts and material “blessings.” The fact of the matter is that your pastor is effected by this peer group. Your pastor “knows” that he should have a higher standard of living, because what he is doing is much more important than the CEO who attends his congregation with the 7 figure income. It doesn’t matter so much that the CEO likely heads up a company that pollutes the planet, steals from the poor and makes wicked people rich. Nevertheless, you are told that you shouldn’t muzzle the ox while he’s treading out the corn, and you pay 10% of your after tax dollars so the pastor will be “blessed” and show others that being a Christian or “Believer” doesn’t mean that you have to suffer with any less materialism.
The greatest “evangelist” of all times never went on the payola, yes it was Paul the Apostle. Ever read about Paul’s luxury yacht, his Mercedes, or the designer clothes he wore? Nope, but there are many low life pastors and evangelists out there preaching that “if Paul were here today”, he would be sitting at their feet and learning the modern gospel from them. Sure, I get angry at the false shepherds bilking YHWH’s people, the hirelings, sure I can’t wait till YHWH cleans up the mess. In the meantime, let’s not forget the part about Judgment, Mercy and Faith and how we are warned not to be lords, but servants. We must purpose in our minds not to serve the materialist gospel, nor encourage others to go meetings where this is what they’ll be hearing, it sounds good to the ears but it’s one road that leads to either a demon infilling or the road to hell or both.
And I say unto you,
ASK, and it shall be given you;
SEEK, and ye shall find;
KNOCK, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds;
and to him that knocks it shall be opened.
The gifts that YHWH gives include physical and spiritual health and wisdom to get true wealth from above. All that we have must come to us as sanctified by the Word of YHWH in Mashiyach. If we are truly in Mashiyach then our eyes don’t lust for the things of the world because they just don’t satisfy us, rather we name Peace, Justice and Faith as what we desire to increase within us. Therefore when the name-it-and-claim-it gospel comes to town we must recognize it as the false gospel that comforts carnal lukewarm religious souls. Peter exhorts us that as strangers and pilgrims, we must abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, therefore the name-it-and-claim-it gospel is a false gospel that is a false interpretation of Scripture for the benefit of exalting the carnal man. If you want to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season that’s one thing, but to say that Jesus wants you to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season, that’s something else. By doing this you are begging for a spirit of deception, if you haven’t already been blinded by such a perversion.
May YHWH be with His little flock,
and may the little lambs not offer their soft little bodies up,
to the name it and claim it wolves…
YHWH be with you,
Baruch Ben Daniel
“For the priests (pastors) lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the Torah at his mouth: for he is the messenger of YHWH Tzva’ot. But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the Torah; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says YHWH Tzva’ot. Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the Torah.” Malachi 2:7-9