Pastor John Gray & Aventer Gray

Background

As always this a tough one.

But, it shows the dexterity and elasticity of leadership.

Link

 

Transcripts

The South Carolina megachurch pastor who drew criticism when he bought his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini as an anniversary present in December, admitted the couple almost got a divorce.

John Gray, whose Relentless Church is based out of Greenville, said he failed his wife, Aventer, before giving her the expensive car, a video on YouTube shows.

“For the last two years we weren’t even sure if we were going to make it. This is what the people saw,” said Gray, who smiled along with his wife as she stood at his side during a church service. “This is what the people saw, but they didn’t see the tears at night, they didn’t see the times when one of us was sleeping on the couch.”

Gray said he was “failing as a husband,” but he and Aventer continued to smile in public even though “nobody knew that we were getting ready to get a divorce,” the video shows.

In the video, Gray said the couple contemplated divorce because he “started listening to the wrong voices, and let some people get too close. And she found out, and she set it off, just like a good wife should.”

At that point in the service, video shows Aventer taking the microphone and offering her perspective on the marital problems. She said somebody preyed on Gray’s insecurities, whispering to the “16-year-old who couldn’t get a date.”

“The devil is alive. I’m standing with my husband and you can go back to the pits of Hell where you came from,” Aventer exclaimed in the video. “Was I upset? Yes. Was I heartbroken? Yes, but you better learn how to get into there for, what’s the vows? For better and worse. When the worse shows up you don’t run away.”

Aventer then claimed the devil was challenging the Grays in an effort to undermine their congregation, according to the video.

“I see you devil, but you don’t want it with me,” Aventer said in the video before shifting her focus to the person who threatened her marriage. “I put scripture on that strange woman. I put scripture on that strange woman. She don’t want it with me.”

In another service on Dec. 30, Gray said he contemplated ending more than his marriage. He admitting to being suicidal, a video posted to YouTube shows.

“I literally thought about how I could end my life and still get to heaven and somehow my kids would not be scarred, but there was no way I could figure out how to do it,” Gray said in the video, later adding “2018 was the worst year of my life.”

Another YouTube video shows Gray attending a service led by Bishop TD Jakes, who put his hands on Gray’s head and called out “the spirit of suicide (which) hangs around your house.” Gray laid on the ground until Jakes ordered him back on to his feet.

In the Dec. 30 service, Gray told his congregation he was wearing his “funeral outfit” because “2018 tried to kill me.” In that video he goes on to say that he takes responsibility for some of his actions. He also said he was targeted by “a supernatural demonic attack.”

Again, he said one of the things that made 2018 so difficult was the possibility of divorce.

I was “talking to my wife, saying I don’t think it’s going to work out. I think we need to go our separate ways,” Gray said in the video. “For the haters watching online, hoping that it was the end, we’re still together.”

Not only is the couple still married, they are going to host a relationship conference. It is for anyone regardless if they are “single, married, divorced or something in between,” according to an Instagram post.

They will be joined by other speakers, including four couples, during the conference Feb. 7-9.

Gray previously was a pastor at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Texas, WSPA reported. He also is the star of a reality TV show on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network, according to its website.

In addition to being criticized for giving his wife a Lamborghini, Gray also had to defend himself for attending a White House meeting of black religious leaders where he sat next to President Donald Trump, The State reported.

In another service on Dec. 30, Gray said he contemplated ending more than his marriage. He admitting to being suicidal, a video posted to YouTube shows.

“I literally thought about how I could end my life and still get to heaven and somehow my kids would not be scarred, but there was no way I could figure out how to do it,” Gray said in the video, later adding “2018 was the worst year of my life.”

Another YouTube video shows Gray attending a service led by Bishop TD Jakes, who put his hands on Gray’s head and called out “the spirit of suicide (which) hangs around your house.” Gray laid on the ground until Jakes ordered him back on to his feet.

In the Dec. 30 service, Gray told his congregation he was wearing his “funeral outfit” because “2018 tried to kill me.” In that video he goes on to say that he takes responsibility for some of his actions. He also said he was targeted by “a supernatural demonic attack.”

Again, he said one of the things that made 2018 so difficult was the possibility of divorce.

I was “talking to my wife, saying I don’t think it’s going to work out. I think we need to go our separate ways,” Gray said in the video. “For the haters watching online, hoping that it was the end, we’re still together.”

Not only is the couple still married, they are going to host a relationship conference. It is for anyone regardless if they are “single, married, divorced or something in between,” according to an Instagram post.

They will be joined by other speakers, including four couples, during the conference Feb. 7-9.

Gray previously was a pastor at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Texas, WSPA reported. He also is the star of a reality TV show on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network, according to its website.

In addition to being criticized for giving his wife a Lamborghini, Gray also had to defend himself for attending a White House meeting of black religious leaders where he sat next to President Donald Trump, The State reported.

 

Videos

  1. YouTube
    • Pastor John Gray
      • Pastor John Gray’s Wife on ‘Strange Woman’ Who Almost Wrecked Marriage
        Profile :- This video clip is courtesy of John Gray Ministries – From Sermon on Relentless Grace published June 12, 2018.
        Channel :- Leonardo Blair
        Published on :-20189-Jan-4th
        Link
      • The Reset | Pastor John Gray
        Link
        Channel :- Relentless Church
        Published on Jan 3, 2019
        Relentless Church, “Where Purpose Comes Alive.”
        Led by Pastor John Gray.

 

Graham Baldwin / Catalyst Counselling

Background

Again this is an area that I will rather not go down.

Yet it shows the burden of being called by God to weigh all things, being patient, and look for the good in all things.

 

Web Site

Here are excerpts from the Catalyst Counselling web site :-

About Catalyst

Link

Catalyst is a registered charity set up in 1995 to offer help, assistance and counselling to people who have been damaged by religious groups or abusive relationships. We also address other problems that are faith, philosophical or relationship based.

Such issues include:

  • Problems arising from an individual’s conversion to a faith different from other members of their family
  • Cultural problems where two people from different ethnic or religious backgrounds wish to marry
  • Clients who have issues with their religious upbringing.
  • Individuals who have had problems with abusive religious and therapeutic groups (i.e. *cults, new religious movements and sects) or abusive relationships.

Did you know

Link

  • Since World War Two there has been an explosion of abusive groups
  • More and more marriages and families are broken up because of the influence of self-styled gurus
  • Young people are giving up promising careers to follow bogus paths
  • Elderly people are parting with huge financial sums often leaving them penniless
  • Many of these victims develop serious psychological and emotional problems which are often misdiagnosed
  • THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT WEAK OR STUPID, THEY ARE THE VICTIMS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MANIPULATION.

Videos

  1. David Nathan
    • Profile
      • We had hoped that this whole affair could have been resolved in private months ago but Moriel’s continued attack against David Nathan, discrediting him as a liar, hypocrite and heretic have forced us to expose the real spirit behind Jacob Prasch and Moriel Ministries in the hope that a genuine repentance will be forthcoming and we can begin to work towards reconciliation despite the dreadful damage that has been done. This video was independently made by Catalyst Counselling who have been ministering to folk who have been devastated by Jacob’s spiritual abuse.
    •  Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- David Nathan
        Published on Dec 16, 2018
        Link

 

Scripture

  1. Proverbs
    • By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil. ( Proverbs 16:6  )
    • Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends. ( Proverbs 17:9  )
  2. Romans
    • We who are strong ought to bear with the shortcomings of the weak and not to please ourselves. ( Romans 15:1 )
    • And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ( Romans 8:28 )
  3. Philippians
    • …Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus:… ( Philippians 2:4  )

Pastor Matt Chandler, The Village Church

Background

Pastor Matt Chandler delivers a set of teachings.

Videos

  1. RodiAgnusDei
    • Matt Chandler interviewed by John Piper
      Channel :- RodiAgnusDei
      Published :- 2015-Nov-15th
      Link
  2. The Village Church
    • The Gifts of The Holy Spirit
      Profile :- The Village Church exists to bring glory to God by making disciples through gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered service and gospel-centered multiplication.
      Channel :- The Village Church
      Published :- 2018-Nov-19th
      Link
    • The Wound and the Worry
      Profile :- The Village Church exists to bring glory to God by making disciples through gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered community, gospel-centered service and gospel-centered multiplication.
      Channel :- The Village Church
      Published :- 2018-Nov-19th
      Link

In-depth

Desiring God Conference

  1. Upbringing
    • Mum’s steadfast fate, but kept me in the house with this man
  2. Jeff Faircloth
    • Jeff Faircloth started to share the gospel with me
    • Got joy in my heart
      • Comical
    • For me
      • Guy wanted his dad to love him, but could not get there
    • Dad
      • Want to see my Dad Saved
      • What am I asking God to do if I am asking him to have my Dad Saved
  3. Faith
    • There are answers beyond asking for more faith
  4. Leo Smith
    • Leo Smith approached me about being a Youth Pastor
  5. Pressure of Western Evangelism
    • Be contextual

The Gifts of The Holy Spirit

  1. Verses
    • Isaiah 55:11
      • Verses
        • So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. [ Isaiah 55:11 King James Version (KJV) ]
      • Interpretation
        • The spirit of God does the work of God for the word of God
        • Good at talking
        • I can motivate you, but can not transform you
        • I can encourage you, but that does not make it out of the front room
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22
      • Verses
        • Do not quench the Spirit.
          Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil
      • Interpretation
        • Do not quench the Spirit
        • I wish I can pray like that, but I do want to be like that
        • In Abilene Texas, Billy Bob White approached me
          • He blew on me
          • Holy Ghost blow-age
          • God has asked me to blow on you
          • From that day for forward
          • Effectiveness of my ministry increased
          • Power of my preaching
          • Response to my preaching
          • Increases
          • Per this text
          • I can test it
          • The Spirit makes much of Jesus
  2.  Arrogance
    • Dr James Shields
      • I am twenty and I am arrogant, but don’t think I am
  3. You word leads into oneness
  4. Books
    • Sam Storm
    • Practicing the Power

The Wound and the Worry

  1. Verses
    • John 4
  2. Doctrine
    • Self defend with Doctrine
    • Relativism has leaked into The Church
  3. Brain Surgery Nine years ago
  4. Salvation is from the Jews
  5. Truth
    • God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
  6. I am Statement
    • Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. ( John 4:26 )

Father Ripperger – 2018/Fall

Videos

  1. Demonic Oppression ~ Fr Ripperger
    • Profile
      • Regarding demonic possession what is oppression? Father speaks on both of these types.
    •  Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Sensus Fidelium
        Published On :- 2018-May-14th
        Link
  2. Fr. Chad Ripperger at St. Mary of Pine Bluff, WI speaks on the “Levels of Spiritual Warfare”
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- St. Mary of Pine Bluff
        Published On :- 2018-Nov-5th
        Link

 

Pastor Tim Omotoso – Rape Trial

Studies

Wikipedia

Link

  1. Prevalence
    • According to the report by the United Nations Office on Crimes and Drugs for the period 1998–2000, South Africa was ranked first for rapes per capital
    • A survey from the comprehensive study “Rape in South Africa” from 2000 indicated that 2.1% of women aged 16 years or older across population groups reported that they had been sexually abused at least once between the beginning of 1993 and March 1998
    • Similarly, The South African demographic and health survey of 1998 gave results of rape prevalence at 4.0% of all women aged between 15 and 49 years in the sampled households (a survey also performed by the Medical Research Council and Department of Health).
  2. Violence Against Women
    • The South African government reports that one of these reasons is the culture of patriarchy in South Africa. Its report states that patriarchy is firmly rooted in Black culture and fighting it is seen as attempting to destroy South African tradition or South African ideals.
    •  The danger from rape and sexual assault is compounded because of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in South African townships. A woman being raped over the age of 25 has a one in four chance that her attacker is HIV positive and more women than men are affected from HIV/AIDS.
    • The perpetrators of rape in South Africa tend to be men known to the victim. It is reported that a husband or boyfriend kills a woman every six hours in South Africa.
    • Many men and women say that rape cannot occur in relationships; however, one in four women reported having been abused by an intimate partner.
  3. Violence against infants
    • Virgin
      • A significant contributing factor for the escalation in child abuse is the widespread myth in HIV ravaged South Africa that having sex with a virgin will cure a man of AIDS.
      • This virgin cleansing myth exists in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.The child abusers are often relatives of their victims and are at times their fathers or providers.
  4. Corrective Rape
    • Lesbians in certain parts of South Africa also face a dangerous environment. Raping lesbians (a practice referred to as corrective rape) is believed to convert them to heterosexuality.
    • One notable case of this was the gang-rape and murder of Eudy Simelane, a member of the South African football team and LGBT-rights activist.  Lesbians have died from these attacks in the last 10 years and more than 10 lesbians per week are raped or gang-raped in Cape Town alone.
  5. Report
    • It is estimated that over 40% of South African women will be raped in their lifetime and that only 1 in 4 rapes are reported

Videos

  1. Rape Trial
    • Videos
      • The judge had to jump in when the lawyer asked this… (Omotoso trial)
        Channel :- Rising On A Point Of Order
        Date Published :- 2018-Oct-19th
        Link
  2. Solomon Izang Ashoms
    • DISCUSSION: Omotoso case with Solomon Izang Ashoms
      • Profile
        • Lets take the discussion further now we are joined by someone who has been in the forefront of this case, the founder of Seven Days Of Hope, Solomon Izang Ashoms
      • Videos
        • DISCUSSION: Omotoso case with Solomon Izang Ashoms
          Channel :- SABC Digital News
          Published On :- 2018-Oct-22nd
          Link
    • Newsroom: Religion and Money
      • Profile
        • We are now joined by Solomon Izang Ashoms, Nigerian Journalist to discuss the relationship between charismatic churches and money
      • Videos
        • DISCUSSION: Newsroom: Religion and Money
          Channel :- SABC Digital News
          Published On :- 2015-July-14th
          Link
  3. SABC Digital News
    • Videos
      • Makhosini Nkosi
        • Makhosini Nkosi reflects on Cheryl’s testimony in the Omotoso trial
          • Profile
            • Judge presiding over the trial of Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso yesterday barred graphic questions asked by defence advocate, Peter Daubermann to the witness Cheryl Zondi saying they are unfair to her. During cross-examination, Zondi told the court that she never resisted when Omotoso allegedly sexually assaulted her because he told her she would experience the wrath of God if she refused. Now to talk to us about rape survivors and the criminal justice system we are now joined in studio by Makhosini Nkosi, Communications Specialist, and former Scorpions spokesperson.
          • Videos
            • Video #1
              Channel :- SABC Digital News
              Published On :- 2018-Oct-16th
              Link
      • Ulrich Roux
        • Makaula dismisses Omotoso’s defence team application: Ulrich Roux
          • Videos
            • Video #1
              Channel :- SABC Digital News
              Published On :- 2018-Oct-22nd
              Link
      • Vinesh Naidu
        • Omotoso trail takes a different turn
          • Profile :- Proceedings of the Pastor Timothy Omotoso trial took a different turn yesterday. Presiding Judge Mandela Makaula dismissed an application by the defence team that he recuse himself from the case. Omotoso’s lawyer Advocate Peter Daubermann accused Makaula of being aligned with witness Cheryl Zondi. To discuss this further, from our Port Elizabeth studios we’re joined by Vinesh Naidu, High Court Legal Practitioner at Legal Aid South Africa.
        • Videos
      • Nigerian Community
        • Nigerian community react to Omotoso trial
          • Profile
            • The Nigerian community in Nelson Mandela Bay have spoken out and voiced their views, about televangelist Nigerian Pastor Timothy Omotoso’s trial, that is currently ongoing in the Port Elizabeth High Court. The foreign nationals living in the friendly city, have condemned Omotoso’s alleged offenses. But, they have called on the South African Judiciary to conduct a fair and unbiased trial. Foreigners have also urged South Africans, not to generalise that all Nigerians as criminals. Our reporter Jayed-Leigh Paulse has more.
          • Videos
      • Nigerian Pastors
        • Newsroom: Nigerian Pastors Association in SA speak out
          • Profile
            • The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Rights of Communities is soon set to create a regulatory organisation for churches not belonging to any current regulatory body. This is light of several cases of charismatic pastors using controversial teaching methods. In the latest case, Nigerian pastor Tim Omotoso is accused of sexual assault. However, Nigerian pastors in South Africa are being monitored, and to talk to us more about this, we were joined in studio by the Vice President of the Nigerian Pastors Association in South Africa, Pastor O.C Festus, as well as the National President, Bishop Ranti Famodun
          • Videos
  4. eNCA
    • More witnesses come forward #Omotosoatrial
      • Profile
        • As the trial of rape-accused pastor Timothy Omotoso unfolds, others are coming forward with disturbing claims relating to the self-proclaimed “man of God.” Omotoso’s Jesus Dominion International church is still operating in Durban, where young girls were allegedly kept in upmarket houses against their will. eNCA’s Dasen Thathiah spoke to one of the church’s former members who says she rejected the pastor’s advances.
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel :- eNCA
          Published On :- 2018-Oct-18th
          Link

In-depth

Solomon Izang Ashoms

DISCUSSION: Omotoso case with Solomon Izang Ashoms

  1. How is it possible for a Priest to convince someone that what he is doing is OK
  2. Girls went there by themselves
      • Hypnosis
        • Witch Doctor
        • Sleep Women

     

    • Human Wisdom
      • Brainwash
        • Get scripture to brainwash you
    • Supernatural Power
      • Devil gives them the spiritual power
      • Touch people and they fall
      • Control
      • A lot of spiritual implications to it
    • Motivation
      • Grow the Church
        • Get more power
        • Get more money
    • Enablers
      • Are they working under the Spell
      • Coming from poverty
        • Nice Clothes
      • Musically Inclined

Spirit of Heaviness….

 

Scriptures

  1. Isaiah
    • Isaiah 61:3
      • To provide for them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
        Link
  2. Psalm
    • Psalm 92:10
      • But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.
        • King David
  3. Ezekiel
    • Ezekiel 29:21
      • In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
  4. Joel
    • Joel 2:32
      • And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.
  5. 1 Timothy
    • 1 Timothy 4:1-2
      • The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
        Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
  6. 2 Samuel
    • 2 Samuel 3:39
      • And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.
  7. John
    • John 6:63
      • It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
  8. Hebrews
    • Hebrews 4:12-13 King James Version (KJV)
      • For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged 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.

 

Videos

  1. Derek Prince
    • Demons are as Real as you are and this is what you Need To Know about them
      Profile :- Demons have a personality just like you and me and different demons work in different ways. They are extremely dangerous unless one knows about their existence and their goal is just to destroy Gods’ creation and hinder us from worshiping him but they are no match for Jesus that will set us free! – Pastor Derek Prince
      Channel :- A & Ω Productions
      Published on :- 2018-Sept-15th
      Link
  2. Perry Stone
    • What the Anointing Can and Cannot Do | Episode 804
      Channel :- Perry Stone
      Published on :- 2016-March-4th
      Link

Nick Cannon

Background

It is good to see these young men grow up in front of us.

Videos

  1. Kehlani
    • Nick Cannon on Getting a Homeless Kehlani a Furnished Apartment (Part 6)
      Channel :- djvlad
      Published :- 2018-May-2nd
      Link
  2. R Kelly
    • Nick Cannon: R Kelly Can’t Read, That’s Why He’s Attracted to Immature Girls (Part 4)
      Channel :- djvlad
      Published On :- 2018-Sept-12th
      Link
    • Nick Cannon on Working with R. Kelly and the “R. Kelly Syndrome” (Part 5)
      Channel :- djvlad
      Published on :- 2017-Dec-15th
      Link
  3. Mase
    • Nick Cannon on Attending Mase’s Church, Mase Misleading People (Part 12)
      Channel :- djvlad
      Published On :- 2018-Jan-4th
      Link
  4. Entertainment Industry
    • Nick Cannon Calls the Energy in the Entertainment Industry “Dark & Demonic” (Part 4)
      Channel :- djvlad
      Published on :- 2017-Dec-13th
      Link
    • Nick Cannon: Hollywood Started with Studio Heads Sleeping with Actresses (Part 2)
      Channel :- djvlad
      Published on :- 2017-Dec-7th
      Link

Videos ( Bonus )

Ne-yo

  1. R Kelly
    • 2007: WOAH ! Ne-yo Explains How AWFUL Touring With R Kelly Was #HELLACLASSIC
      Profile :- After singer Ne-yo decided to go on tour with r kelly, things quickly turned sour as the two musicians almost instantly ran into problems. Here Neyo explains how difficult it was to tour with r kelly and some of the things that happened that eventually made neyo quit the tour.

      Channel :- hella classic
      Published On :- 2017-July-26th
      Link