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“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” — Jesus, Matt 7:15.
Joel Osteen is speaking at this year’s Hillsong Conference 2013. Recentlly, Chris Rosebrough decided to tune into Joel Osteen’s 2013 easter sermon. Here is a snippet of what Joel Osteen said in his easter sermon.
“I am not a victim. I am not at a disadvantage. I am full of resurrection power! Well you say, “Joel, I don’t feel very powerful. I don’t feel very strong”. But you can’t go by what you feel, you gotta go by what you know. Your feelings may change every other hour.
What you’re up against may look bigger, stronger, more influential, more powerful, that’s okay. The bigger they are, the harder they fall. You have an advantage. It’s called resurrection power. Even though you may not feel powerful, you got to put your shoulders back and start acting like your powerful. Fake it til you make it.
Act like you’re strong. Act like you’re well able. Act like you’re more than a conqueror. Don’t go through life intimidated when you have the most powerful force in the universe on the inside.” – Joel Osteen, Lakewood Easter Sevice, http://0352182.netsolhost.com/F4F/F4F051013.mp3: 56:56, 2013.
According to Joel Osteen you have the most powerful force of the universe? According to Joel Osteen you have to “fake it til you make it”? And he decided to teach this in his sermon on Resurrection Sunday?
Jesus warns people about the leaven of false teachers like Joel Osteen.
“Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.” – Jesus Christ, Luke 12:1-3.
So why is Osteen teaching believers that they need to “Fake it til you make it”? Is this how Joel Osteen made it big as a ‘Pastor’ of America’s biggest church? Is Hillsong inviting a faker to speak at their conference? How can we trust Joel Osteen for what he’s worth if he’s prepared to ‘fake’? How is Brian Houston ‘championing the cause of the local church’ by inviting such a heretic to speak?
Hear Joel Osteen reviewed below:
MAY 10, 2013
FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT?
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Program segments:• No Mommy Rhapsody In Church
• Atheism for Lent?
• Taste of Joel Osteen’s Easter Sermon
• Two Good Sermons
Source: Fighting For The Faith, Fake It Til You Make It?, http://www.fightingforthefaith.com/2013/05/fake-it-til-you-make-it.html, 10/05/2013.
*Fake it til you make it.*
I heard this particular type of message circulating certain churches back in the 90’s.
It’s a pity that highly regarded preachers such as Osteen,are specifically teaching others to be puffed up with presumptuous self sufficiency(AKA VANITY).
It’s not self sufficiency its trusting in and relying on the resurrection power that is available to every believer. The same power that raises Jesus from the dead is available to every believer. The scripture is in Ephesians to what Joel is saying is biblical.
I mean RAISED Jesus from the dead and seated Him at Gods right hand.
Its not vanity – vanity is relying on self. Relying on resurection power is humility, relying on Gods help and realising we can’t do it ourselves and depending on God.
Where,Annette,on your planet or anyone else’s,does it say in the book of Ephesians,that one should fake the resurrection power of Christ?
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Osteen is heretic plain and simple the guy is clearly one of the wolves
in sheep’s clothing that we are
warned about in:
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false
prophets, which come to you in
sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they
are ravening wolves.
Acts 20:29 For I know this, that after
my departing shall grievous wolves
enter in among you, not sparing the
Tiva82 you quote scriptures but you haven’t backed them up with an explanation as to why you think this way about Joel, which makes you sound very foolish. You need to give an explantation. Also as I said what Joel is saying about resurection power is biblical it’s in Ephesians 1:19-20. and how great is his power at work in us who believe. This power working in us is the same as the mighty strength which he used when he raised Christ from death and seated him at his right hand side in the heavenly world.
Explanation . It’s very important to back up such strong criticism against someone. No-one likes to be criticised but if you have a true issue to raise you need to explain.
Not that I’m a fan of Hillsong or c3 would step inside any of those churches. Find them to be very superficial and focused on
money, success, image, and themselves. They don’t preach much about love is more important than anything else and the people I’ve met from these churches are not the type of people I would associate with – don’t like them at all. I’m speaking
from personal experience
I may be foolish in your own understanding But what i’m telling you is that Osteen and others prosperity teachers are heretics who rob those who cannot understand the scriptures just I like I do
What I meant to say is I WOULDNT step inside their churches even if you paid me a million dollars.
And when I talk about love I mean unconditional love – the way that Jesus loves. Not the fake insulting type of “love” they indulge in which I find insulting to ones intelligence and thoroughly repulsive.
Not even for a million dollars? Not one step? Doubtful.
No troy not even for a million dollars. You may find that hard to believe but that’s how much I strongly disapprove of these churches they make me feel sick. Those churches are vile. Money isn’t everything.
Troy, Please don’t infer that I am a liar. If I say something I mean it!
**What I meant to say is I WOULDNT step inside their churches even if you paid me a million dollars.**
I would,and after receiving the mill,I’d give it to Houston if he would agree to shut up.
You should give the mill to Bobbie Houston in return for her agreement to talk like an adult. She puts on this girlie voice sounds like a child, so fake it’s sickening.
Eyes, I haven’t listened to Joel’s message so probably should do so before commenting. Of course we should never fake the resurection power of Christ. Don’t really know how that is done. All I know is that its available to us to help us as mere human beings we need God’s strength and Spirit to overcome. Keeps us humble knowing that we need God’s help.
why are we speaking this way if we are christians. let god do his word with whoever isn’t doing right. we are no one to be making these types of comments. you either receive it or you don’t but don’t make comments about it. I feel sad to see this type of messages coming from other christian and that is the reason why a lot of non believer don’t follow us. lead by example…. as a new child in christ i don’t want to see these things. we all read the bible. just live your life right.
Illegally blonde said:
“Just live your life right.” How are you going with that Janet? Have you sinned in thought, word or deed in the last 24 hours?
Because if you say “no”, then you, like all us who may claim such a thing, are liars.
1 John 1:8-10 (ESV) “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”
So, with respect, what do you do with scriptures such as these, Janet?
1 John 4:1 (ESV) “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
1 Thessalonians 5:20–21 (ESV) “Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good.”
2 Cor 11:13-15 (ESV) “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.”
Acts 17:10–11 (ESV) “The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.”
2 Timothy 2:15 (ESV) “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”
Psalm 119:105 (ESV) “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Janet, do you want yourself, and others, to be left with a false hope of salvation – inoculated from the true gospel message?
If so, this will make you even more resistant to the Truth, and by the way, the only reason non-believers are resistant is because the Lord Himself hasn’t enlightened them.
All of God’s elect will be saved without exception; they will hear and respond because they have spiritual ears to hear the truth. God’s power makes this certain.
Romans 8:28-30 (ESV) “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. For those God foreknew (loved) he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.”
Susan Young said:
Takes one to know one.
As long as there are people who like to hear the words from Joe Osteen’s mouth, he will not shut up. However, Christians need to use their eyes to see and use their ears to hear. Anything is against the Bible, it is false. We should live our life based on what the Bible says, but not someone who likes to say things that can please us. Joe Osteen is a fake prophet, I wish other people can see it as well.
Taking things out of context like posting the “Beware of false prophets” bit is something people with no reading comprehension do. That bit is talking about preaching a gospel other than Christ, and that is not what Joel is doing here. People need to test themselves on reading comprehension before using Bible verses to debate something. And when people debate with accusation and without love, they are really the “fakers.” Jesus’ ways are loving and gentle, not angry and harsh. People are not always going to agree with every single thing a pastor or speaker says. Joel’s gift is exhortation. He encourages people. God gave him that gift. That is what he is doing here. When he is speaking of the resurrection power, he is speaking of Christ and His ability to lift us up. Context is EVERYTHING. When you take things out of context, you misinterpret and misunderstand, and then false accusations like this are made. May God protect him from the mouths of misunderstanding pharisees who pick at everything.
Also, on a quick note, I understand what Joel is saying with this. I don’t agree that it really coincides with the “fake it till you make it” saying; I think that is the only thing that is really throwing people off. All it is, is that his thoughts are coming from a different perspective or line of thinking. Even though we aren’t thinking like he is, that does not mean he is preaching a different gospel. Anyone who has wisdom knows to seek understanding rather than throwing accusations around flimsily and knows how to listen and consider what is being said rather than demanding he/she is right. That is a matter of spiritual maturity.
“All it is, is that [Joel Osteen’s] thoughts are coming from a different perspective or line of thinking.”
No, his thoughts are coming from a different spirit.
It’s obvious that Joel Osteen, having sold out to the powers of darkness, is most unwell and is in desperate need of deliverance (the ability to easily spot that is a matter of spiritual maturity).
Psalm151ls – do you think Mormons are Christians?
Psalm151ls – I have a good reason for asking in light of your commendation of Joel Osteen and his version of ‘Christianity’. Could you let me know if you agree with Joel on this issue?
“And when people debate with accusation and without love, they are really the “fakers.” Jesus’ ways are loving and gentle, not angry and harsh…”
So when Jesus said to the Pharisees “woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees…” He was being gentle, not harsh? Honestly @ psalm115 – I think you need to scrap your notes on the “soft soap” gospel, and replace it with the real one.
Was Jesus being “harsh” when he told the woman caught in adultery “go your way, and sin no more”? Or perhaps He should have been more ‘loving and gentle’ with her…
As for your disregard to the scriptures in Matthew 7:15 – “Beware of false prophets…” it is no wonder that you have been deceived by Joel Osteen’s ‘woolly’ exterior only to be taken in by the smiling face of this particular wolf…
“May God protect him from the mouths of misunderstanding pharisees who pick at everything.”
Well that’s obviously not us – we’ve a long way to go before we’re done with ‘everything’ this false prophet has to offer…
So how much does it cost annually, to join the Joel Osteen fan club @psalm115? Ten percent of your income…?
“Joel’s gift is exhortation.”
Actually, his gift is extortion.
It seems as though it is in fact you who is struggling with comprehension, PS151.
“Taking things out of context […] is something people with no reading comprehension do”.
Is that Joel Osteen’s excuse?
“Context is EVERYTHING.”
Excellent point. Why don’t you tell Joel that?
If Joel Osteen is such a good Christian preacher how do you explain this article?
Many people believe in God/ a god/ gods……
@psalm115 – here’s a link to a website that shares the other side of Joel Osteen’s smiling face, just in case you’ve missed some important information about him in the past…::
2 Timothy 3:1-5 said:
“Welcome to the weekly audio Podcast from Joel Osteen. Joel and Victoria Osteen are pastors of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, a vibrant and diverse church that Forbes calls the largest and fastest – growing congregation in America.”
Problem is…. It forgets to mention the pastor isn’t even saved.
Joel’s style of preaching sounds familiar, doesn’t it (brian) ?