“But let justice run down like water, And righteousness like a mighty stream.”
Amos 5:24 NKJV
To the Church of the Living God Throughout America and the World,
In these critical hours of the church there are times that we are compelled by the Holy Spirit to share a message from the Lord. What is the responsibility of the Church? It is written, “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-15 NIV
Today I bring concerns from the Holy Spirit regarding the state of the church that must be addressed.
The United Nations gives this definition in its charter of Crimes Against Humanity: Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Article 7 ) Crimes Against Humanity
- For the purpose of this Statute, ‘crime against humanity’ means any of the following acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:
A physical element, which includes the commission of “any of the following acts”:
- Deportation or forcible transfer of population;
- Grave forms of sexual violence;
- Enforced disappearance of persons;
- The crime of apartheid;
- Other inhumane acts.
On this week, September 23, 2020 our hearts have been saddened by the decision of the court regarding no real justice for Breonna Taylor who was fatally shot by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers Brett Hankison, Jonathan Mattingly, and Myles Cosgrove, on March 13, 2020. A state grand jury indicted Hankison not for Brenna Taylor’s death, but on three counts of wanton endangerment for endangering a neighbor with his shots.
We witness daily the criminal acts of those who took an oath to protect and to serve our communities against criminal violations. We know that there are many good police officers in this country; but for those who have been done wrong, justice ought to be the order of the day. We stand and believe that there is a higher court of law and a higher authority who sits high but looks low, and justice will be served. It will be served in a way that only God can do it. We can trust this. We can trust the sovereignty of the Supreme Justice.
Breonna Taylor was our daughter. She is a reflection in the mirror of every Black Woman, young and old, in this country, because it could have been any of our daughters or nieces. Her senseless death, along with the deaths of other black and brown Americans, ought to be taken to the World Court as crimes against humanity.
We are on the verge of one of the most critical elections in America, to cast our vote to oust one of the most irresponsible presidents in our modern-day history. The highest office of the land has perpetrated so many violations against humanity that we are appalled by it to the point that we share our discontent through social media, over coffee and even at the dinner table; we shout the affirmation, “Trump must go!”
It is interesting that we can see clearly the behavior and mindset of an autocratic leader, President Donald Trump. While I am not a Trump supporter, I am challenged by our insightful assessment of the psychology of President Donald Trump, but we fail to see the sick psychology of the church who will not acknowledge and repent of its sins. We find it easy to call out Trump, but we can’t see the mind and behavior of the church to the point that we will call out its crimes against the people of God and his church. Let’s look really closely and perform this little exercise. Let’s close our eyes for a minute. Look closely at President Donald Trump. Do we see him? Now, let’s open our eyes. What do we see? President Donald Trump is a mirror reflection of the state of the church. President Donald Trump is a lesson for the church and its behaviors: egoistical, narcissistic, ruthless, manic, schizophrenic, insecure, greedy, conniving, secretive, exploitative, neurotic, and psychotic — not to mention being abusive to women, young girls and boys, the disabled and the aged.
It is interesting that we call for justice against police brutality (and we should) and bring them to the court of justice, but we do not call for the brutality that gets perpetrated in the church of God. Now we reward criminal behavior. We reward ballers and shot callers, quiet con artists who get people to do their dirty work while they sit back in the cut and appear innocent, and then we come up with a planned narrative to protect them. We allow them to do whatever they want to do with no checks and balances or discipline.
We don’t call for justice against the brutality against woman, children, the aged and young boys and girls in the church. Many of us are witnesses to the secret plots and plans of leaders who masquerade in hypocrisy and use their office to try to manipulate, control, force, and enslave others who will not bow down to their tyranny. Many are persecuted and ostracized who will not become complicit to unrighteousness.
Are we now training new generations of leaders that we are turning into vipers and more of the sons and daughters of hell than the previous generation before them to be loyal to unrighteousness? Is this the sick psychology and state of affairs that we want to pass on as the legacy of the church of the living God?
Today, I call the church not to the World Court, but to the Court that is higher than all Nations. I call the church to the Court of the Most-High God, ruler of all nations, judge of all humanity, and I file charges on His behalf against the church for crimes against God’s people and God’s house. I call it to criminality for these acts:
- Character assassination;
- Sex crimes against youth, children and young boys;
- Persecution for being obedient to the Word of God;
- Manipulation of the minds of the young to play on their naivety;
- Sexual brutality of woman in churches;
- Exploitation of the gifts of God in others;
- Emotional trauma;
- Psychological torture, brainwashing and control;
- Spiritual abuse of authority;
- Breaking pastoral ethics among colleagues
- Aggressive and shaming language;
- Extortion of God’s property;
- Ostracizing for nonconformity to wrong;
- Robbing the poor to get rich;
- Nepotism at the exclusion of others;
- Age discrimination and exclusion from service without adequate preparation and restorative council;
- Fear mongering;
- Spiritual slavery and corruption;
To the people of God, it is time to hold the church responsible for crimes against the children of the living God and His church. It is time to call the church to order and confront its sins. I CALL FOR JUSTICE in the house of God. I call for holding leadership at every level accountable to the Word of God. I call for confronting the spirits of greed and pride that leaves God’s people financially depleted, broken, disillusioned, perplexed and trampled over with no real vision, treated like second-class citizens and provided no real care for its spiritual and emotional well-being. There are fellowships whose trust has been shattered, but they are expected to pick up the pieces and start over again to build trust that may never be fully regained. I Call For Justice. I Call For Justice in the House of God!
Prophecy given to me (Sharon S. Cheek) on September 27, 2020. Here is a word from the Lord: “I have seen the hands of your leaders. I have witnessed their conspired story to cover up crimes against my people and my house. Tell them this is what the Lord says: What they plan in secret, I will reveal openly. My way is that they teach the sinner to return to me in brokenness for their sins. The sinner who plots to protect another sinner, and does not call that sinner to me, what they think is hidden from me planned in the night, I will uncover their sin in the broad day light. For three sins and for four, I will not relent from holding leaders responsible for its crimes against my people and my house,” says the Lord.
“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: “Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done,” declares the Lord. “I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number. I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing,” declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 23:1-4 NIV
It is time to make demands for protecting God’s children and God’s house from the tyranny of spiritual, psychological, physical, emotional, social, political and economic crimes. It Is Time To Call The Church To Justice!