The Danger of Celebrity pt. 1

Everyone knows that we are in a world that worships celebrity and celebrities. People love to try to connect with celebrities, but what has grown in this new advent of reality television and social media, is the strong desire of many to become a celebrity. Now anyone can go “viral” and get a measure of fame.

My personal thoughts on fame is that it’s liability. Yes, when I was younger, I was in hot pursuit of meeting my favorite musicians, but I have never had the desire to be famous and the thought of losing my anonymity is terrifying to me. But different strokes for different folks.

What made me want to write about this is the incident that happened at the Oscars with Will Smith and Chris Rock. But I will deal with that in part 2. I first want to deal with the danger of fame and worshiping human beings who are just like you and me.

There are people who absolutely worship Beyonce. Recently there was a church service that was about Beyonce and her songs. Yes, really. And there is even a name for her fans. They are called the Bey Hive and they will “attack” people online, by filling their social media pages with bees, if they say negative things about Beyonce. This is a form of worship.

So how do people get famous? Basically in our society today, fame comes from becoming actors, singer, musicians and sports figures. Authors and politicians can become famous, and again, going viral can bring a measure of fame to the average person. Fame come when someone does something that the world takes notice of.

But there is also another way that you can become famous. Fame can be offered to you by the devil himself. Yes, I believe that and the proof comes from Mathew 4 when Jesus had been fasting and praying for 40 days and night and the devil came to him to tempt him. in verse 5 it says the following:

Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
    and they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]

Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]

11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Verse 8 is key. The devil offered fame in exchange for worship. Don’t be deceived. This still happens to day. That is why every once in a while you will hear celebrities say things like they “sold their soul to the devil.” I believe it happens but it comes with a price.

So what does God think of fame? Is he against it? And is it wrong to be famous? I think that fame is something that can come and in and of itself, it’s not wrong. I believe it’s the worship of the celebrity and the attitude of the famous person that becomes problematic. Several years back there was a video going around of actress Reese Witherspoon being arrested and she used the entitled words “do you know who I am?” Well that is the attitude I am referring to. It’s the celebrities who think they are entitled to be treated differently or that they are better than everyone else, that is problematic. I’ve heard horror stories from friends who knew or had encountered some very arrogant celebrities and I will leave it at that.

Finally, because this is a blog about the prophetic, I want to share a prophetic word of knowledge that my former Pastor gave. In doing my research I am amazed at how accurate my Pastors word was. I believe it was in 1992 my Pastor gave a word that God was going to bring down two Michael’s. The Prophetic word indicated that God was not pleased because their fame (the two Michael’s) had touched His glory.

Isaiah 48:11New International Version

11 For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this.
    How can I let myself be defamed?
    I will not yield my glory to another.

You see true glory belongs to God alone. And He will not share his glory with those who he created. After my Pastor prophesied about the two Michael’s, in 1993 Michael Jackson was accused of abusing a child and Michael Jordan had a gambling scandal and his father was murdered which led to his temporary retirement. Both men’s level of fame was greatly affected. Michael Jackson was never viewed in the same light ever again.

Listen, God is the only one to be worshiped and if you find yourself in that space of fame and fortune, you need to constantly be pointing people to Jesus and not you.

I think Will Smith’s has reached his pinnacle of fame. This incident has changed his career forever. I’ll talk about that in part 2.

Writing Again

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. For some reason, I felt that my time for this was over. I’m not too sure that I’m not correct. I just wrote a paragraph and it was all deleted, one word at a time, right in front of my eyes! I couldn’t help but wonder if I should be doing this. The last time I attempted to post on here, something similarly odd happened and I thought maybe I shouldn’t. So let’s try this again.

Since I last posted on here I’ve moved. I was doing live-in work for a 75-year-old lady and after trying to leave several times, I finally moved into a cozy little place of my own. The situation I was in was toxic and I knew it was time for a change.

I am living on the 9th floor and the building is made motel style. Everyone’s doors face outside and when I say outside I mean it. There are no walls, just a railing and a drop down. When I first saw the apartment they offered me, I was so overwhelmed I turned it down. You see I have a tremendous fear of heights and I just couldn’t take the unit they offered me. Later I was offered a unit on the same floor, but closer to the elevator, so it means I don’t have to walk that far to get inside my apartment. It’s still a challenge, but I am facing my fears.

When I finally moved, the Lord spoke to me and said “this is a pit stop”. I kind of felt it when the manager told me that I am not locked into a lease. All I have to do is give them a months notice and I can leave with no penalty. And also being up high was also a sign to me because even though I like my place, I could never get completely comfortable because of my fear of heights.

The other day, I received a prophetic word that I am not going to be where I am living very long. Then the same day a friend of mine who I hadn’t talked to for a while says to me ” I just feel like you are not going to be in your new place very long”. All I could do was laugh.

Back in January I picked out a place and had the deposit in and my electric turned on, when a bombshell hit and I was unable to move in (won’t go into details). I was so very disappointed. And now that I have a place, God sends his prophetic announcement that I won’t be here for long. Funny isn’t it? But God’s ways are not like ours, nor his thoughts. We just need to submit to him and roll with the punches. So how do I feel about moving again after I moved. I am fine with it. I am not sure how soon it will be, but where He leads I will follow. If the Lord says where you are is a pit stop, then it’s a pit stop. Follow Him! My journey continues….

John 2:5  (NIV)

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”


I Saw it in the Spirit

Aug6o9_Savage_Mislead_LG-440x501I think it was on Saturday, I kept hearing Tuesday. I didn’t know what it meant, but I kept feeling like I was going to be travelling to go to a particular place on Tuesday at the last minute. It was so real to me that I actually packed a bag. It was the oddest thing. But that is this prophetic walk. Well it seems like God was actually showing me what was happening for someone else! I’ve never experienced anything quite like this before. But God was just allowing me to see and feel in the spirit so that I would not get upset, and I’m not.

I was paging through Facebook and I saw a post and God was preparing me. At first, I was thinking this was about me. I was thinking someone else was being used to provoke me. But to be honest with you, now. I don’t think it’s about me at all. But God was preparing me and he also showed me something in a dream and I have to say, God will comfort and prepare us so that we will understand that some things have nothing to do with what He promised us. Also, someone else spoke some words of comfort to me the other day. At first I didn’t believe them. But I do now. God is truly in control.

I’m not going to worry about certain things. Women and men think differently and it’s a process. I would not have handled this particular situation this way, because I think it’s going to do more damage than god, but I have to leave it alone.

Yes, God showed it to me in the spirit…I saw and felt it all…

Jeremiah 1:11-12

New International Version (NIV)

11 The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you see, Jeremiah?”

“I see the branch of an almond tree,” I replied.

12 The Lord said to me, “You have seen correctly, for I am watching[a] to see that my word is fulfilled.”

Thank God For Friday!

tgifThank God for Friday! Yesterday it seems as though God answered all of my prayers. All week I had been praying about some things and God spoke prophetically through my Pastor and in other ways too.

For the past week, I have been riddled with guilt because of some things I did. I said some things to someone and I know I am too mature in Christ to act that way. So I was dealing with guilt and on Friday, my Pastor not only addressed it prophetically, but he also pinpointed the day in which it happened. God is so good. I have let it go and plan never to do that again. You see, I didn’t mean what I said AT ALL.  All the more reason why I should not have said it. But moving right along. It’s under the blood.

The Lord also gave direction prophetically to let me know that I am on the right track and His favor is upon me. I also received counsel from a mentor of mine.  So T.G. I. F. definitely applies! Thank God for what took place on Friday. God is good!

Lamentations 3:22-23

New International Version (NIV)

22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

Back to Work

1029309_Blog_Graphic_W-O_logoI have to admit that I had grown a little weary of some things. After all, this particular thing that I have been going through has been a VERY long journey. Have you ever been on one of those? So I was just tired. But I know it’s time to get back to work! This blog has proven to be strategic in the plan of God. More effective than direct communication. 🙂

God showed me some things long ago and I have to say I see the beginning of it. I even blogged about some storms coming in the month of March and I make no apology. I think someone is telling me I was off, but I have learned that with the prophetic, you don’t always see what God is saying immediately. Even if He’s saying something will happen in a particular time frame. Sometimes it’s just the beginning of the storm.

I am confident in my ability to see. Why wouldn’t I be, when all I have seen is manifesting. It’s like I can see a clear course and those storms that started are only increasing. But that is okay. God is in the storm.

I also see that God strategically connected me with a certain ministry for a reason. Sadly the church has resorted to positive thinking messages and has forsaken the Bible. Listen beloved; everything is not the Devil. God will raises up people to execute judgement against you and he won’t even discipline them. God will use them to discipline YOU. But that is another post!

Jeremiah 1:4-5, 9-10

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Prophet Is Called

Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;Before you were born I sanctified you;I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

New King James Version (NKJV)

Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me:

“Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. 10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.”

A Snake In The Christmas Tree

I was reading a story that a man shared on Facebook, about how his friend brought home a live tree and to her dismay, there was a snake in the tree! Now you all know I have talked a lot about having snake dreams. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, and I don’t know who this if for, but I heard the Lord say, that the story was prophetic. For someone there is going to be a “snake” in their Christmas.

I’m not talking about not getting presents and stuff. What I mean is someone who has an expectation of something this Christmas, is going to be sorely disappointed.

I no longer expect gifts and things around Christmas. I have not been around family for years now, during the holiday, so when the holiday comes around, I just decorate my house and prepare my dinner and make the best of it.

It’s good to have a sense of expectancy, but your expectancy must be from God. We must be careful that we don’t make anything or anyone an idol. Someone has made something or someone  an idol and God is not pleased, so this Christmas will be disappointing to them. For them there’s going to be a snake in the tree.

Lamentations 3:37

New International Version (NIV)

37 Who can speak and have it happen
if the Lord has not decreed it?

Romans 8:28

New International Version (NIV)

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been calledaccording to his purpose.