I was going to leave the young(?) woman alone, but Ms. Pullings seems to be getting further and further from living the life of a godly woman. Of course, I will lead with the usual disclaimers: I can’t say the woman is not saved. I can’t say the woman doesn’t pray every day. But I can be pretty sure she is showing none of the characteristics of a godly woman, of a woman dedicated to bringing glory to God at all times, or who prays to the God and creator of this universe and not the celestial bell hop of the Word of Faith crowd. And I can say is the she has learned well the lessons of the other pimps set on separating the foolish sheep from their money, their time, and, ultimately, their opportunities to grow and develop as Christians.
Take a look at the announcement Medina’s birthday party. Again she (or some of her sycophantic followers) want us to celebrate her life. But take a look at the picture again. What do you see?
- Medina is at the center of the photo. Yes, it’s her birthday, but why are we celebrating it? The very appearance of her image at the center of the graphic is very telling.
- The background has nothing but images of the world. Downtown, lots of bustle, lots of business and prosperity.
- There is no mention, even on a token level, of Jesus Christ. The event is, apparently, all about her, all about giving stuff to her, all about Medina. Tell me again how this is dying to self and putting on Christ.
Now, have you listened to her preach? If you have, you may begin to understand how a supposed woman of God can be so shallow and worldly (as in pursuing goals in no way related to Jesus Christ and His glory). If you haven’t listened to her, I’ve included a sample below. Take a listen. It’s twenty minutes long so it will take a bit of patience and a bit of pain if you pay attention to Scripture at all. But once you go through it, you will begin to understand. Look especially around the following approximate times, some a little before some a little after:
Now you have heard some of the swill she preaches to the sheeple. It goes something like this:
If anything you think of as bad happens to you, it’s only so God can make you prosper financially/physically/medically later on. The wicked around you seem to be doing well? God’s going to transfer that prosperity to you. Are you “dead” in your struggles? God is going to resurrect you to prosperity. Unfortunately, most of the silliness she spouts has nothing to do with Christian growth and godly prosperity.
Before salvation, a person is dead in his sins – period. In salvation, the believer has died and has been buried in Christ (Romans 6:3-6) and HAS BEEN resurrected into life even as Christ was resurrected (Romans 6:10,11). There is no resurrection into financial prosperity. To say so is to cheapen salvation to the point of mockery. We have been raised in Christ. And no place in that raising is the expectation of prosperity as Mrs. Pullings defines prosperity.
She is preaching to people’s greed and often to their desperation. And instead of telling them about Jesus Christ, savior and resurrected Lord, she spends time filling their minds with the thought that pretty soon, their gravy train is coming in and they will be able to live life large and at ease.
But hey, if any of them can get a gig like hers (babble nonsense from the pulpit and collect money from the sheeple) I suspect their train would come in. But the scariest part is this: Mrs. Pulling and people like her are going to have to face God for the damage they are doing to the sheeple under them. And an awful lot of the sheeple are going to be very disappointed when they stay as poor and as desperate as they are right now.