Pastor Manning opened the service with prayer: Heavenly Father, we bless your name, and thank you for another opportunity to bless you and serve you, and we thank you that we are in your house today. We thank you for being able to beat the Corona Virus, and we pray that it will continue. We pray for the men that are homeless in Harlem that rests upon the concrete sidewalks. Strengthen this church, Lord, and thank you for the Spirit that you have placed upon this house. Thank you for allowing us to open the school, and for the gifts and talents you have brought to this house. Give me strength to preach today, Lord, and help me stand. In your name, Amen and Amen.
In light of the things that we find happening right outside our door with the men sleeping on the streets, bareback on the concrete, and everywhere you look now in Harlem the homelessness is increasing. There was a man laying on the concrete, and I checked on him to make sure he was not dead, and he wasn’t, he was just tired. This scene has been photographed all over Harlem. All up and down 125th street you will see similar scenes. So homelessness is increasing in NYC and other plagues as well. We want to be able to seek Gods face and ask him for wisdom.
Before I get started, I want to read a letter from a Woman who resides in Harrisburg, PA. She watches on Facebook or Youtube. I have consented to meet with her, and we did meet and we discussed a couple of things, then we took her in as a homeless person, and it is our prayer to be able to minister to her.
People are listening to the airwaves and she packed up and left PA and came here seeking help, so we ask for your prayers to help her.
The Other Seven Disciples:
I want to outline from the Bible who the other 7 disciples are, and I will tell you that they are all women.
My appeal today is for women to come and help me because I think women understand the reasons, more than men, as to why women act as they do in our time today.
It doesn’t matter who you are, the plight of poverty, fatherlessness, looking for food, living through days that you would rather die than live. You need to clearly understand that the Lord has made me your leader, and you need to reach out to help others through this pulpit and through this pastor. No one else. No one across town, because other pastors support same-sex marriage and they do not defend the word of God.
There should be no men who are sleeping on the streets in Harlem. After 8 years of Obama, is that what he has left us with? There was no uplift? It needs to be clear, and you need to disassociate yourself from people that say they can help just because they are doing good works. I am your leader. Come here because I am the Lord’s servant.
The 100 million dollars from Michael Jordan hasn’t stopped the shootings or the killings.
I think that once women realize that you can come here and submit yourself, then you are going to see a return from your dollar, and you will find someone that was genuinely sent by God to do the work of God.
No other family but here. We are your family. If women will come and help, all of your prayers and all of your support, and not go anyplace else, not even to your own blood relatives.
I want to examine here today 7 women of the Bible who I am calling disciples. Take note that each woman was sexually involved, or had sexual sensitive issues, and I think there’s a turning point in this house, even in face of the tribulation.
But God has revealed to me these 7 women with sexually sensitive issues who were in some way or another involved with Jesus.
1. The woman caught in adultery. She had a sex issue. John 8:1-11: Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.
2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down and taught them.
3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 And again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
She was having adultery when she was caught. You could probably smell the adultery on her. She was fresh, and I’m sure she felt awful. Maybe she was thinking about these low-life church people, these pharisees that had dragged her before Jesus. She probably thought that they have some nerve to bring her before Jesus to be condemned when she probably knew every last one of them. I’m sure she knew them all and yet they came judging her, and Jesus said he that is without sin go ahead and stone her. And they all walked away.
We really must do something about all of the men that are lost across the street and across America. Poverty is getting much worse. We have to step over people, in real time. If i had the power of the presidency, that executive power, there wouldn’t be homeless people in America because I would make it a priority and I would fix it.
The men across the street, they will gather in large numbers. You must understand that you are not better than these people, no you are not. You may not be homeless, you may have a job or an education, they may be smelly or doped out, but you are not better than them.
You need to understand that when you see them, they will read you, and they will dismiss you, and say “Them church people, them damn church people think they’re so good.”
That’s always been my mantra, to help the underdog. I’d like to be able to open up the courtyard and let those men come and drink coffee.
You must realize if God is going to help anybody, it’s not going to be your idea, it’s going to be here. Give me your heart and we’ll help here. Anyplace else is a waste of time.
We’ve never had a problem with any homeless person because they are treated as human beings. They are not less than you. We can start ministering to them without handing out a card. We can minister by changing our spirits and our attitudes toward the poor and the homeless. That’s a choice I make, and I do it lovingly.
You need to rededicate and ask God to clean your house that you might be able to recognize that this woman was caught in adultery and the religious people tried to bring her down, and Jesus said, “You who have never done anything wrong, throw the first stone.”
2. The woman with the issue of blood, she had been menstruating for 12 years without stopping. Mark 5:25-34: 25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Adam and Eve were cursed in the garden and part of the curse was the monthly menstrual cycle. But this woman was 12 years nonstop. Women hate that period more than anything on planet earth and she had it for 12 years, and because she was unclean, she could not stand in the presence of the priest.
She could not walk up to Jesus and ask to be healed, but she said if I can just touch the hem of his garment I know I can be healed.
We might consider men and woman on the streets today as unclean. The other disciples determined that they could judge character and spirits and who is right and who is wrong, but Jesus said “no”, and the power went out from him.
3. Mary Magdalene. Mark 16:9: Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. and vs 16. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
This woman had 7 demons inside of her. Just like the woman from PA took a chance coming here. She listened to me and she heard truth in my voice and gave up and came here and she received an open door, but she has some demons.
Years ago, a woman came here, and she has since been a long-time member. Her name is Dorcas Littlejohn, and in the height of the ministry I laid hands on her and the demons talked back to me and I claimed Dorcas for the lord. She has been here as long as you can remember. I am telling the truth, and sometimes the truth feels like hell.
And I know some of you are insensitive when she comes around, and I know that Dorcas doesn’t always wear the best smelling perfume, but her perfume is from not having bathed or washed her clothes and some feel insensitive around her, but she is a royal member of this house and I’m her pastor, and though she may not be at the level you are, I love her as much as i love you. Don’t you let that spirit slip out of you less you find yourself in a similar situation.
The woman from PA has a few demons too that we are going to work on, but Mary Magdalene had 7 devils. She may have had the devil of theft, of stealing.
The Bible says that Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy and he is also the father of lies…so a thief right? And then of course lying is another demon, and she may have had that demon, but Jesus cast them devils out of her.
She also may have had the lesbian devil in her. The Bible covers them all. But one thing about those who came up to Jesus, no homosexual ever came up to Jesus because that person would have rightly been condemned.
We have the Word of God and we know that it is wrong, but Mary Magdalene may have had that spirit, and it’s a demon spirit.
If your child is a lesbian, she has a demon or if you are a lesbian or a homosexual, you have a demon. No doubt about it, and Jesus cast the devils out of her.
And she probably had the spirit of prostitution.
All of the women that I am talking about today had some sort of sexual problem.
Let me say this, I am a trained theologian. I am not just a preacher, and when Union Theology Seminary released me and gave me my diploma, this man is able to examine every part of the Bible without failure. And I am able to look at all of the philosophical ideas.
They don’t just give away degrees. You have to earn them.
I’m not just a pastor or a preacher, but I’m a theologian and I’m a master at the Bible. There are plenty of preachers that are not pastors or theologians, but I am all three.
The demons that were cast out of her, whether it be prostitution or thieves.
Why is it so many women grow up without a father in the home to protect them, and then some man will come along and abuse those girls before they turn 12 years old because they have no mercy.
And if boys don’t have fathers in the home to protect them, some men will abuse them as well.
One of the places you find more homosexuals is in the black church and everyone knows it.
We need to understand that we are allowing abuse and we are allowing girls to grow up without their fathers and boys as well.
Some people have declared that Mary Magdalene was Jesus’ lover. They say that in the painting of the Last Supper, that the disciple leaning on Jesus chest is Mary Magdalene, but its not, it is John.
And they go on to say that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had it going on, and that they were having sex and that she got pregnant, and that after the crucifixion, she fled and gave birth to a baby girl known as the holy grail, and that the blood of Jesus is in this child. It’s a 2000 year old lie and it’s not true.
4. The alabaster woman in Luke 7:37-38: 37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
The woman would come up to Jesus and hold his feet to her face and her tears would water his feet and when his feet was wet, she dried his feet with her hair.
That’s serious commitment, and that’s how she felt about him. And she took expensive alabaster ointment and used it.
Men and womens activites have always been marked that if a man is involved with someone other than his wife that they should be demeaned.
I’m a man and I understand that a woman can get a man going and most men dont walk away. You have to understand the dynamics that a man is under. It’s wrong, but I’m not going to condemn him, especially if someone is gossiping about it.
This woman, though she was a sinner, came to Jesus. The sensitivity of this woman washing his feet. You might think her and Jesus had something going on and they said he’s supposed to be a prophet and yet he allows this woman to touch him like that. They blamed him and not the woman, but Jesus clears it all up.
5. The woman at the well. John 4:1-10: When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
4 And he must needs go through Samaria.
5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
Let me pause here. we cannot allow people sleeping on the streets right across from our church. If men are gathering near our church, we are a school and we cannot have the men mingling in the same building with the children, so if there is a choice, the men will have to take second place. But we have to do something. We have to find a way in God or we will be considered hypocrites.
We need strong men who are strong in their understanding that can handle 100 drug addicted men that come from the gutter and not point their noses at them, otherwise it isn’t going to work.
I can still do it. I’m youthful and healthy, but we need to buy more property where we just take in men, and we need to let them into the courtyard to drink coffee. Because they are standing there, but we cannot let them go to the bathroom because we have children here and there is the Corona Virus.
We have to find a way to work it and the best way is to buy another property. I need your commitment. I need you to realize that if you sit down to dinner with your mother and father and they are supporters of Obama, who after a few years, look what is happening in the streets.
Or the mega church of 10,000 people meeting in Houston, yet people are starving in Houston. So, the churches, or Obama, or missions are not the answer.
Most of the money that is given to missions will go into the admins pockets. You give a dollar to the Red Cross, and only 16 cents goes to a helpless child.
That’s not the answer. But here you can see the work in real time because this is where God is and this is the house he has established.
Stop robbing God’s church and submit yourself here.
The Bible says that flesh and blood will not inherit the kingdom of God.
If we get your commitment here, then we can get some work done.
I need to be able to train men, but I need some stomp down men that can look another man in the eye when they break a rule but can also be very loving.
Give me your heart.
There’s an old Anglican church teaching that when they got baptized they would hold their swords above the water, and when they went down into the water, they would not allow their swords to get wet.
So a lot of you hold your wallets above your head, but it’s all got to come in here, you’ve got to get everything baptized.
I’ve been telling this and it isn’t happening because people still think they know a better way.
If the No Dew No Rain crowd had followed me, this would all be ours, but they followed the black president and now you see what you have.
The 7 women were as much involved in the work of God as anyone else, and they all had sexual problems.
Jesus knew she was coming to the well, so he told the disciples t go on into town and buy some meat, because he knew she was coming.
And some say pastor doesn’t have any business being alone with a woman, and that a pastor should always have someone with him, yet Jesus met with her by himself.
And she had been with many men before, and he knew who she was.
And he said, go tell your husband to come and you’ve had 5 husbands, but yet Jesus didn’t belittle her.
I don’t think there was any one incident that raised as many converts as this one woman did because she went back to town preaching, and saying, “Come see a man…”, and they came to see Jesus.
Jesus dealt with her and all of her faults and problems, and the man she was with didn’t even love her enough to marry her, but just used her.
The weakest thing on planet earth is a man that uses a woman or takes her money. He’s got to be the weakest man on planet earth, letting a woman step to the forefront.
This house is blessed, and I thank God, but we can do more and we can do better. We’ve got people sleeping on the streets in front of our church.
As far as I’m concerned, once a boy reaches 9 years of age, he is a man. I was behind a mule and a plow and God spoke to me at 9 yrs old and from that point on I defended my house and took care of the house at nine years old.
I’ve been on a chain gang in prision, but 26 yrs later I was lecturing at Oxford University. I’m a trained theologian that represents this Bible. I’ve been beaten like Rodney King, and I’ve been charged of a crime I didn’t commit.
6 and 7: Mary and Martha. John 11:1-2: Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) and 12:3: Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment.
I pray that this message is important to you. What more can I say to you if you don’t trust me as your pastor? Ask yourself, who do you trust?
I’ve been doing this for 40 years, and we’ve come this far. I’ve not abandoned this community. I’ve not robbed or stolen. I’ve been accused of a lot of things, but I’m here and we can do more.
Let me be your pastor. You see someone sleeping on the street, a junkie, but for the grace of God, you’d be out on the streets too.
You cannot find a better place to invest your life than this house. Everything ought to be invested here. You know me. I’m not a stranger. You know who I am. They are stealing our children and having our sons cut their penis’ off and our daughters possessed by demons. Don’t let people do that. You know me. My life is an open book, and you know Elizabeth. We are a team and we are good for this church and this community. Anybody who is not with me is against me.
If I had 7 men like me, we’d be out there on those streets every day and start talking to and praying with and hugging on those men. They never had a father who would love them.
What has Obama done for you? What has Trump done for you? What has the Red Cross done for you? What has the mega churches done for you?
7 women and all with sexual problems, and it’s all in the Bible.