Truth Disclaimer: The Gospel of Pimpology Series is a part of the teaching ministry of Evangelist SJ Hastings. These Theological Expositions are not necessarily for immature (babes) in Christ, not for those Christians that are comfortable with being emotionalized and entertained. This series is for Truth seekers. Questions are encouraged; however, feedback for the purpose of argumentation is only accepted by those who can provide an exegesis of the Scriptures.
Greetings to the Body of Christ:
“For the light makes everything visible. This is why it said, Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light” (Ephesians 5:14, NLT).
Exposing False Prophets: As I consider Christology from the cross to this current dispensation, I am convinced a large portion of the Body of Christ has been in a spiritual coma. It is now time for us to wake up and receive the light of truth without allowing any one to cripple us with their doctrines of darkness. One of the best ways to start off introducing or rather revealing the Gospel of Pimpology is to shed light on how this manipulation started and is sustained in ministry. Any successful pimp has the talent of manipulation and uses his fluent oratorical ability to prey on weak minded individuals. If they can say the right words at the right time and their predators believe it, they can insert the wrong words at any time and sound believable.
“Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm” (1 Chronicles 16:22, Psalm 105:15 NIV) is one of the most quoted verses that is misused by spiritual pimps. For clarity, I completely believe that any one GOD has anointed should be respected even during the times he or she goes through seasons of weaknesses, tests and life in general. Because one who is called and anointed by GOD makes mistakes does not make them any less chosen by GOD. This has been demonstrated throughout the Bible. But there is a difference between one who is anointed by GOD and stumbles versus one who is in opposition of GOD. GOD clearly refers to them as false prophets. Let us dissect the lifted verse because I am certain that someone just thought, “well how am I suppose to know who is anointed by God and who is not? I will just leave that up to them and God”. Congratulations, you have experienced Pimpology. The verse states, “do not touch my anointed ones”, who is GOD’s anointed ones? This verse is actually a part of a Shirah song of Asaph. Any theologian knows that you have to understand the background, audience and time of a verse or passage in order to understand its content. This verse is used by false prophets, those not anointed by GOD, in order to exploit the fears of those that reverence the Lord. This verse is referring to the patriarchs of the Old Testament and not the New Covenant. The LORD went on to say, “..do my prophets no harm”. Let’s be clear. False prophets have the ability to prophesy. They are not speaking as the voice of GOD, but of satan. GOD spoke through His prophet Jeremiah, “Woe to the shephards who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!, I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified,” (23:1,4). The word ‘woe’ means judgement. The LORD is not pleased with false leaders leading His people. Why then are the people of GOD allowing false leaders to lead? GOD brought judgment against these spiritual pimps. Do you remember the prophet Hananiah? GOD used Jeremiah, yes a real spiritual leader (for those who believe real spiritual leaders are not to rebuke false ones) to warn Hananiah. Jeremiah spoke to Hananiah, “Listen, Hanahiah! The LORD has not sent you, yet you have persuaded this nation to trust lies. Therefore, this is what the LORD says: I am about to remove you from the face of the earth. This very year you are going to die, because you have preached rebellion against the LORD” (28:15-16). Because of Hananiah’s refusal to heed to the warning, verse 17 states the ‘prophet’ died.
“Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. It is shameful to even talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, for the light makes everything visible (Ephesians 5:10-14a, NLT).
Refuting the Gospel of Pimpology: Anything that does not want to be revealed will hide in dark places. Where did they find one of the largest terrorists? He was hiding in a hole, yet he was still causing a war. Exposing spiritual pimps has nothing to do with bringing harm or hurting anyone. It is not about more relevant issues to discuss. Nothing is more relevant than spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that all men and women might have the opportunity to be saved. Once saved, people have to know how to apply the Word in their lives in order to live life more abundantly. People are hurting and going through real issues. If spiritual pimps are not rebuked and exposed as the lifted Scripture has indicated, you are bringing harm to God’s people because you are afraid to expose satan’s army. If you are only concerned about your salvation, you are not following the Great Commission. Mature Christians are obligated to help babes in Christ. What mother would leave her baby defenseless? Yes, respect and do not seek to harm GOD’s anointed ones or His prophets. But who are they? The Word says, “I am against the prophets who steal from one another words supposedly from me. Yes, declares the LORD, I am against those who wag their own tongues and yet declare ‘The LORD declares’. Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams…they tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least, declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 23:30-32, NIV).
SJ Hastings, Christian Educator