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The following letter-form was brought about as a means of teaching my children the Word of God through the mail. And of course, quite naturally so, that’s the reason I begin these letters with "Dear Children" and end them with "Love Dad". So for the rest of you who participate in these weekly messages, please keep their original intended purpose in mind.
14 August, 2005
In starting this one off, I just want to thank the Almighty (thank you Jesus!) for getting me this far in my salvation walk. As I reflect on our last sermonet – The Shepherd Who Scattered The Flock! (7/24/05) – I fully realize just how easy it would have been for me to stray from the Father through disobedience to His Word. I mean I could be in the same “wretched and abominable condition” as Brother Jose…but I’m not!!! And one of the many reasons that “I’m not” is because I obeyed God’s Word by supporting both Jimmy Swaggart and the ministry God’s given him.
You see it was a little over nine (9) years ago that the Lord commanded me to take a stand by publicly professing my commitment to the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries…and He did so right about the time “all Hell was breaking loose” at JSM!!! I mean Brother Swaggart’s highly publicized involvement with two prostitutes had all of the sudden changed his well-respected name to “MUD”; and I do mean the stinking-ugly kind! In fact the way in which I was to accomplish this very uncomfortable task was through a sermonet entitled Committed: I Will Not Turn Back! (4/14/96)…and here’s just a sample of what we had to say:
…I know of one man of God in particular, who, just as Paul, has suffered severe persecution and rejection because of his dedication to the word of God. Today is the day that I want all to know of my support for him. This man is Jimmy Swaggart. You see there are many people spreading false accusations about Brother Swaggart in the same manner as they did with Paul. As I said earlier, Satan doesn’t change his tricks, he uses the same ones over and over again.
I cannot be so easily deceived though because I have followed the teachings of this man since the early eighties. In fact it was because of the ministries of this dedicated servant of God that I received my salvation. Throughout the years I have not only listened to what he has had to say about God but I have also verified it’s correctness through the Scriptures. This man teaches and preaches the truth. I have learned much and am very grateful to him for all he has taught me. Our family belongs to the Jimmy Swaggart Home Church and likewise we support this ministry with our tithes and gifts. We are all blessed beyond words through these weekly video tapes of his worship service. Furthermore, I continue to increase my knowledge of the Bible through his teaching tapes every day as I drive back and forth to work. I also have his commentaries on the Bible and use them as references during my Bible studies. I am committed to this man but not because his name is Jimmy Swaggart. I am committed to this man because he preaches the word of God. I’m committed to this man because he preaches the truth.
I fully realize this statement I have just made won’t help me make friends or for that matter won’t help me keep many that I have. I’m tired of Satan intimidating me with his threats. The truth is now out for the world to know. I will no longer be fearful of the consequences but let me remind all of you, in parting, these words of Paul when he said: "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
Now that was back in 1996. God told me to “stick with” Jimmy Swaggart and support him during his “time of stumbling”…and do it regardless of the persecution that I might receive. Well I did it! But then some five and a-half years later (December 2001), the Lord instructed me to write and publish our first sermonet exposing the reason that Brother Swaggart continues to “stumble” – Jimmy Swaggart And The Accursed! (12/31/01)
That was the first sermonet…which was shortly thereafter followed by four (4) more: Jimmy Swaggart And The ‘Since’ That Should Have Remained ‘If’! (3/24/02), Jimmy Swaggart And His Spiritual Adultery! (4/21/02), Is Jimmy Swaggart’s Wife Frances Really Uncovered? (5/5/02), and The Monster Within Jimmy Swaggart Threatens To Kill Gays! (9/26/04). And of course we must not forget our very short but to-the-point expose entitled Jimmy Swaggart Repents! (9/25/04).
So you see, as God has designed it, a very real part of my “sticking with” Jimmy Swaggart has involved us helping him “see” the sin that’s causing him to” stumble”. And of course, it goes without saying that Brother Jimmy and Sister Frances have rejected “what thus saith the Lord” through me. In fact even though I was a faithful supporter of JSM for almost twenty (20) years, they took me off their mailing list shortly after our first “Jimmy Swaggart” sermonet. However, it was on the 25th of July, 2005, that we came in “under their radar” by joining their “Family Worship Center Internet/SonLife Radio Church”. I mean I am now a full-fledged member of the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries. Sister Irene joined me…and they can’t kick me out…because “The only requirement is to be saved.” (Quote from JSM’s The Evangelist, August 2005 [p-26] – A New Division Of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries.)
And now that we’ve done the formal introduction, let’s proceed right on along with the message. Because you see in this week’s sermonet – “Jimmy Swaggart Trashes Knee Worshiping Frances!” – we’re going to help Brother Swaggart see “the real-life picture” of his “spiritual adultery” that’s causing him such “turmoil and confusion” within his ministry:
Now what better way to kick-start this discussion than with an “inside look” at Jimmy Swaggart’s life. In fact who, besides God Almighty, knows Jimmy Swaggart better than those who grew up with him? And as the Good Lord would have it, I received an hour-long video – “Jimmy Swaggart: Fire And Brimstone” – just in time to include it in today’s sermonet. Because you see what the Lord wants the “Whole Wide World” to see is what Jerry Lee Lewis had to say about the way Frances Swaggart treats his “cousin” Jimmy…and what Jimmy had to say about what “cousin” Jerry Lee had to say about the way Frances treats Jimmy:
[The following excerpt was taken from the Biography Channel’s “Jimmy Swaggart: Fire And Brimstone”:]
…To some it seemed as if Jimmy was relishing in the suffering of others. That included his cousin Jerry Lee Lewis. Thirty years of hard living had in Jimmy’s eyes become proof of the evils of a secular life. Their reunions were strained. Jerry had little patience with what he considered to be Jimmy’s increasing piousness. As for Frances, Jerry didn’t like the way she ordered Jimmy around.
(Jerry Lee’s sister)
And Jimmy said “I’m going to tell you something Jerry, I want you to listen to this.” He said “What Frances wants is what Frances gets.” Jimmy told him off! And not many people tell Jerry Lee off. And that was it. I don’t think he’s ever spoken to Jimmy again.
So what do you think about Brother Swaggart’s one-liner – “What Frances wants is what Frances gets”? Well…the following is what the Creator Of Heaven And Earth – “God Almighty” – has to say about it:
“And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:1-3 KJV)
Now were you able to make the connection? Were you able to figure out just who this “other god” might be in Jimmy Swaggart’s life? Well in order to help you “see” the picture just a little bit clearer, we’ve got the following real-life story about Brother Swaggart “trashing-up” his knee chasing his other god:
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[The following was taken from the May 2005, First Sunday, Family Worship Center Home Church video:]
Now, they tell me that in a few days I’m going to have to have a knee replaced. I’m holding out! Cause I think the Lord has got another knee somewhere. But, ah, I got it from my beautiful wife telling me I had to get up and run every morning five miles. And she’d run off and leave me, honest to God, she’d run off and leave me. She could out run me and I couldn’t catch her. She could run for fifteen miles and I would give out of breath. I’d run, I ran for five miles a day, six days a week. Thank God for Sunday! And I ruined my knees. Didn’t bother her knees. I get kinda angry about that sometimes. One day we were in Des Moines, Iowa, and she took off, and she out, and I knew she did, she never knows where she is. She has no idea where she is. I don’t mean she doesn’t have, uh, you know too much, she has no idea where she is. And I knew she had to turn right to go to the Holiday Inn where we were staying, we were there at a crusade, and I knew she wouldn’t turn. And she didn’t! And I took out running , I ran as hard as I could until my tongue was touching my toes. And I was collapsing on the side, and when I, and I, she just, I couldn’t., I couldn’t catch her. And I hollered as loud as I could, I couldn’t catch her. I knew I was in trouble; I knew that. (Jimmy laughs.) I went on, went to the hotel, took a shower, about thirty minutes later a pick-up truck comes driving up. (Congregation laughs.) A man that owned a business (Jimmy laughs) brought her back. (Congregation laughs.) She found a man about trying to open his business, it was daylight, and she said “Well maybe he’ll be safe.” I thought, “Mister if you fool with her you’re going to wish to God that you had not, that’s all I got to say! (Jimmy laughs.) She said “Sir I’m lost, I’m jogging and I’m lost. Where’s the Holiday Inn?” He said “The Holiday Inn lady it’s all the way across Des Moines, Iowa!” (Congregation laughs.) She said, “Well just point the way, I’ll go there.” He said, “You’ll never find it! Come on, I’ll, I’ll get in my truck, I’ll take you there.” When she got out of that pick-up truck she had lost her sanctification. (Congregation laughs.) I, I came, “Honey it’s so good to see you.” “You shut your mouth and get back in that house don’t you say another word.” (Jimmy laughs.) I’m not going to tell you what else happened. (Congregation laughs.) I’ll tell you what I did, it was “yes mam” and “no mam”, “yes honey”, “no honey”, “yes honey”, “yes honey”. “You could have caught me if you would have run a little faster.” I said I ran until I fell in the yar… street. (Congregation laughs.)
Now what you’ve just read is the “very sad” but “very true” confession of Jimmy Swaggart. It was given as an “amusing illustration” during one of his sermons…but God doesn’t think it’s funny!!! And the following Word of God is the reason “why” God’s not laughing:
“For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.” (1 Corinthians 11:8-9 KJV)
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body (G4983). Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.” (Ephesians 5:22-24 KJV)
Body (G4983) [so¯ma /so'-mah] - From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively: - bodily, body, slave.
You see it all goes back to what we discussed in our last sermonet The Shepherd Who Scattered The Flock! (7/24/05). The human body “soma” is designed by God to be the “slave” of it’s owner – “the human” – and not vise-versa! In fact “if” the owner does not allow “God to be god” in their life, this same God-designed “body soma” tends to go “haywire”. And when it comes down to God’s design of the “man/woman relationship in marriage”, well, if the husband puts his wife in the position of “head” instead of the “tail” (as God has designed it), he not only messes up his “body soma” but his lovely wife’s as well. I mean after all, God says that the husband (not the wife) is the “saviour of the body”! (See Is Jimmy Swaggart’s Wife Frances Really Uncovered? (5/5/02) for more details.)
In fact digging a little deeper into Brother Swaggart’s “idolatry”, just how far do you think he’ll go in order to continue worshipping his lovely wife Frances?
Well in order to answer that one, what do you say we bring in yet another set of eyes – the eyes of a seer! Because “you see” Brother William Cook is a prophet from South Africa who’s recently joined the FMHCCI “Ministry of Prophets” in our efforts to clean up the Church. In fact his most recent journey to the Jimmy Swaggart Ministy’s “July the 4th Campmeeting” brought about a very strong “Word of correction” for Brother Swaggart and his son Donnie. And as it concerns this thing about “Frances worship”, well, the following is what the Lord gave Brother William to say in his message Error In The Ministry! [An Open Letter To Jimmy And Donnie Swaggart!] (http//:www.fmh-child.org/TheWord.html):
“…The other error that the Spirit has shown me to share with you is this. You quote this scripture countless times. You even quoted it during camp meeting, at the Sunday 10: am service. Luke 14v26, ‘If you come to me, and hate not your father, mother, and wife, children and brethren and sisters, and his own life, he cannot be my disciple.’ You tend to leave out the ‘wife’ portion. Why is that? Would you have problems on the home front if you do. I am sure you know what Gods Word says about removing any words or letters from scripture.”
Now that was just a part of what Brother William had to say to Jimmy Swaggart, and the following is “God’s Word” – Word for Word – that Brother Swaggart wants to change in order to continue “worshipping Frances” without the side-effects of a “guilty conscience” and a “sin-ridden body”:
“If any man come to me [Jesus], and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26-27 KJV)
So putting this all into perspective, we have “the man of God” – Jimmy Swaggart – who can not be a disciple of Jesus Christ because he loves his “wife” more than he loves Jesus!!!
And having said that, let’s get back to the real-life story of Brother Swaggart’s “trashed-up knee” and how it graphically shows what the “sin of idolatry” has done to Jimmy Swaggart’s “body soma”. Because by reading from the book of Hebrews (God’s chosen Scripture for Brother Jimmy), we’re going to see why his knee replacement did not take care of his sin problem after all…it only covered it up:
“Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.” (Hebrews 4:1-14 KJV)
So, after having read that one, do you really think Jimmy Swaggart has “labored” to receive God’s “promised rest”??? I don’t think so!!! In fact I know he hasn’t!!! Because you see Brother Swaggart’s got the same problem as those “hard-hearted, stiff-neck, rebellious Jews who weren’t willing to mix their faith with the Word of God!!! And of course the “Word of God” that Jimmy Swaggart refuses to mix his faith with is the one that says “If any man come to me, and hate not his…wife…he cannot be my disciple.”
You see in the plain and simple of it, Jimmy Swaggart is an unbeliever when it comes to the Word of God concerning this thing about “hating his wife”!!!
Let me repeat that one just in case you missed it. It’s because of the simple fact that Jimmy Swaggart has not applied the Word of God to his life concerning his wife Frances, that Almighty God says he’s an “UNBELIEVER”!!! And of course this takes us right back to last week’s sermonet – The Shepherd Who Scattered The Flock! (7/24/05) – and the deadly consequences of “un-belief”:
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” (2 Peter 3:3-4 KJV)
“For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.” (1 Corinthians 11:30 KJV)
So the question is, am I saying that “God says” Jimmy Swaggart is a “weak and sickly scoffer”?
You’d better believe it!!! In fact this is as good a place as ever to explain the “how and why” of Jimmy Swaggart’s rejection of the “scalpel of God” in favor of “the scalpel of man”. Because you see it was only a few days after Brother Swaggart told his “amusing story” that his “God-given” knee was replaced with a “man-made” knee:
“Now, they tell me that in a few days I’m going to have to have a knee replaced. I’m holding out! Cause I think the Lord has got another knee somewhere. But, ah, I got it from my beautiful wife telling me I had to get up and run every morning five miles. And she’d run off and leave me…”
And now that we’ve said all that, the question arises: “Why didn’t God do surgery on Jimmy Swaggart’s knee and heal it?”
That’s the $64,000 question, and now for the answer: “Jimmy Swaggart’s ‘un-belief’ wouldn’t let Him!”
You see “the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” And of course it’s this same “Word of God” that must be “mixed with faith in them that heard it” before it can do any cutting. In other words, God’s twoedged sword – The Word – can’t remove “the sin” from our lives until we first have faith in it (believe)!
And of course the “Word” that Brother Swaggart wasn’t willing to “believe in” is the exact same Word that Jimmy Swaggart is continually trying to “take-out-of” God’s Holy Scripture:
“If any man come to me, and hate not his…wife…he cannot be my disciple.”
Now the way this thing works is “if” Brother Swaggart would have obeyed that particular “Word of God”, his wife Frances would have made him sleep in another room…if you know what I mean! Not a very easy choice for Brother Swaggart to have to make! In fact when it comes down to the God-designed duties of the wife, this thing about the wife withholding sex in order to get her way is a great big “no-no” in the Eyes of God:
“Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.” (1 Corinthians 7:1-5 KJV)
You see whenever God gives a woman to a man for marriage, this thing about “sex” just all the sudden becomes a “spiritual” thing for the two of them! God’s Word is Spirit, and the “act of obedience” to it is also “spiritual”. Therefore, whenever the married couple obeys God’s command to “be fruitful and multiply” the Spirit of God actually becomes a part of their “sex” act:
“And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man…So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” (Genesis 2:22; 1:27-28 KJV)
However, if the “Christian” wife successfully uses the threat of “no sex” to make her husband submit to her (the woman becomes the “head”), then a very evil thing just all of the sudden starts to happen…and God calls it witchcraft!!! You see it’s right about then that the man’s desire for sex becomes a “natural” thing (driven by the flesh) instead of a “spiritual” one (inspired by God). In fact it’s very much like that of an animal looking for something (whatever it takes) to quench the burning “desires of it’s flesh” – “Defraud ye not one the other…that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.”
And having said all that, let’s get back to God’s twoedged sword:
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart…” (Hebrews 4:12 KJV)
Because you see what the preceding Scripture is talking about is what happens to a “Believer” when he/she takes God’s Word and obeys it through their faith in His Word:
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1 KJV)
And once God’s Word is obeyed, it (the twoedged sword) starts setting the Believer free from the “pull” of the “animal nature” within them – the one that “pulls” them into fulfilling the “lust of the flesh” through “acts of sin”. In fact the “soul”, “joints”, and “thoughts of the heart” in Hebrews 4:12 are representative of the sinful “nature” in every man/woman/boy/girl…while the “spirit”, “marrow”, and “intents of the heart” are symbolic of God’s “spiritual” influence in them.
In fact without going into a whole lot of detail, the “one out of three” that we’re going to focus on today is the combination of “natural joint” and “spiritual marrow”. I mean after all, it was Brother Swaggart’s “knee joint” that got trashed because of his “Frances worship”!
So where do we go from here? Well what do you say we look at the “spiritual” side of things first…as in the way things could have been if Brother Swaggart would have only loved God more than his wife:
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.” (Proverbs 3:5-8 KJV)
You see “if” Brother Swaggart would have only put his faith in “God’s Word” instead of “his wife”, he would have continued to “walk in the spirit” along the “straight and narrow pathway to Heaven”. And, as a result of his spiritual “walk”, his spiritual “bones” would have been spiritually “nourished and strengthened” with the spiritual “marrow” that keeps the “Believer” walking “upright in the Lord” and not “bent over and bowed down” in the worship of heathen idols (Frances).
“I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.” (Leviticus 26:13 KJV)
And now that we’ve uncovered the truth about the spiritual “marrow”, a proper understanding of the natural “joint” should come about a little easier. Because you see unlike the “marrow” that strengthens the bones in order for the “Believer” to walk “upright” in the Lord, the “joint” makes it possible for the bones to “bend”. And of course as all this applies to Brother Swaggart making the “natural” choice instead of the “spiritual” one, well, it was his sinful “knee joint” that did the “flexing” in order for him to “bow down” to his wife “Frances”.
So you see when it comes to this thing about the “natural” joint of the human “body soma”, it is the part that allows the human to be “flexible” for the Devil…as in go “another way” other than “God’s way”! In fact another word that accurately describes the act of “bending away” from the Word of God is “wavering”:
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:5-8 KJV)
And having said all that, it should be abundantly clear by now that Brother Swaggart’s use of his “natural” knee to bow down to the “Frances” was not a good thing! In fact if he would have only taken the time to seek God for a proper understanding of “why his knee was all trashed-up”, he would have come to the brilliant conclusion that it was actually a “good thing” that it finally stopped working! I mean after all, the Word of God is pretty specific as to what a person must be willing to do to any unruly “body part” that causes them to sin:
“And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.” (Mark 9:43-48 KJV)
So did you get the picture? Well for the sake of clarity, please allow me to paraphrase the preceding Scripture as it applies to Brother Swaggart’s sinful knee:
If thy knee joint offends thee, and becomes non-functional and filled with pain as a result of it’s sinful behavior, just leave it alone! Do not try to fix it! It is better for thee to enter halt into life (to be stopped with lameness), than having a fully functioning knee to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
And now that we’ve said all that, are you starting to see the BIG PICTURE concerning Jimmy Swaggart and his problems? Well it all goes back to that beautiful woman (Frances) who God gave Jimmy Swaggart to be his “help meet” and not his “goddess”. Jimmy Swaggart has taken that which was meant to be used for the glory of God and turned her into a powerful tool of the Devil. And likewise, it’s because of this that God’s warning to the “angel of the church in Thyatira” also applies to the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and Frances:
“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.” (Revelation 2:20-22 KJV)
So was that one strong enough for you? Well, even though I don’t fully understand how God is going to work through today’s sermonet, I do know that He is going to use this message to bring about His desired course correction within the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries. In fact just to give you one more example of how God is working for JSM through the FMHCCI Ministry, it was somewhere around 9:00 PM on the 6th of August (8 days ago), that I was in Marksville, LA, at the Paragon Casino. And just what, might you ask, was I doing at a gambling casino? Well, you see it was God’s plan for me to first fly into Baton Rouge and then drive for three hours in order to deliver a copy of Is Jimmy Swaggart’s Wife “Frances” Really Uncovered? (5/5/02) to Brother Jimmy’s “cousin” Jerry Lee. Because you see Jerry Lee Lewis was performing at the Paragon Casino on the 6th, and glory be to God that our mission was accomplished! I mean Jerry Lee Lewis has now read what we wrote about what God Almighty thinks about “What Frances wants is what Frances gets”!
And now that this one’s all “said and done”, let me encourage you to please pray for the Swaggarts. The changes they must make in their lives will be very painful…but they must be made for the glory of God!
And seeing how it was in today’s message that we touched ever so lightly on the subject of “the Spirit of God and sex in the Christian marriage”, this is as good a place as any to say that there’s a whole lot more to come. I mean in the very near future we’re going to plunge into what’s guaranteed to be our most controversial subject yet…and we’re going to do it in part II of “My Natural Wife Was Annie, But My Spiritual Wife Is Sandy!”
So, until then, please learn from the mistakes of others so that you won’t have to make the same mistakes too. In other words, put God first in your life – above every one and every thing – so that you can “Keep On Keeping The Faith In Jesus!!!”
[See The Word - Error In The Ministry! [An Open Letter To Jimmy And Donnie Swaggart!] and Falling Stars - Jimmy Swaggart for more details on "Frances Worship".]
Dad (Bruce Hallman)
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