This past weekend, during Jakes’ Sunday morning service at his Potters House church in Dallas, the influential spiritual leader set aside a portion of his sermon to address the cast in addition to declaring that he’s “not bling-blinging” and that he’s far from being a “shake and bake” preacher.
“Now, I know you been watching that junk on TV. I want to tell you right now, not one dime of what you’re sowing right now will buy my suit. I want you to know my car is paid for. I want you to know I got my house on my own. I want you to know I’m not bling-blinging. I am not shake and bake. I had money when I came to Dallas and I plan to have some when I leave.
You did not buy what I got. I had it when I came here. You know I had it when I came here. The devil is a lie! I have sold enough books and produced enough movies. I don’t need your offering to pay for this little slimy suit. So I rebuke that spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.”
Our sister site Hello Beautiful Reported it yesterday here.
There was one huge problem with Bishop TD Jakes’ teaching Sunday. It was a case of pot calling kettle black.
# 1 The guys actually explained where their income came from in Episode 1.
It did not come from the congregation. Pastor Jay Haizlip has been very forthcoming with us at Elev8.com. I spent a great deal of time talking with him a week ago. They have other streams of income that does not come from the church pulpit. Each Pastor explained in depth where their money came from. I heard from each one. with my own ears. They each explained in detail how they were paid. They were clear that they were NOT LIVING off their congregation. Bishop McClendon explained his monetary payment in this video. You can watch it here. Deitrick Haddon is a gospel artist who has also had 2 movies release mainstream and are now on dvd, as well as numerous CDs. All the men run conferences, have speaking engagements and are writers.
#2 Bishop Jakes works in the secular world too!
His new television show is on BET. Stop. Think about that for moment. The new show secular men talking about cheating. Did you see the segment? No? Watch it here. You cannot have it both ways. When you are running a show that is “Oprah Winfreyish “, you cannot cast rocks, stones or glances. He has made millions of dollars from the secular world.
The following films all come from the TD Jakes film house.
- 2004: Woman Thou Art Loosed — As himself (based on Jakes’ novel of the same name)
- 2009: Not Easily Broken — Allen (based on another Jakes’ novel).
- 2011: Jumping the Broom — Reverend James
- 2010: Munya — Reverend Brian
- 2012: “Woman Thou Art Loosed on the 7th Day” – As himself
- 2012: Sparkle
- 2014: Heaven Is for Real - Producer
The issue that most pastors are having right now is that they have not been included. The issue that many are having is that it is 100% on front street. That is why the faithful are looked upon with scorn. We march around with “halos” in hand. Jesus did not come for the saved, but the ill. Read the reactions of people who are turning their lives around here: Wow! Fred Hammond, Roland Martin And More Cheer On Pastors Of L.A.
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