Monday, January 28, 2008

Hired Hands

Impeccabble technique, exquisite make-up, and a toned body does not qualify one as a movement minister. Invitations to dance in mega-churches, on TBN, and in stadiums does not signal an "arrival," or stamp of approval from the Lord. The enemy understands the power of the dance. Some platforms will expose the true state of our connection to Christ.

I long to see dancers who are granted such large platforms who truly understand the ministry of dance. If the presentation brings more attention to the antics of the dancers than the featured singer, praise team, choir, or the message of the song, then we have to ask ourselves, "What is the motivation behind this?" We must be careful not to "dance for a dollar," or allow ourselves to be seduced to shake our "Holy Ghost money-makers."

Is the love of money allowing us to compromise decency and truth for the sake of popularity and exposure? Are you wearing garments to dance in that would cause the mirror to blush? There are some people who have yet to experience the power of God through a dance rendering. As long as we continue to treat dance as a showcase instead of a ministry, the movie and television industries will continue to promote the entertainers over the true servants of the Lord.

Acts 8: 20-23 (NKJV)
But Peter said to him, “Your money perish with you, because you thought that the gift of God could be purchased with money! You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.”

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