Bishop Jakes is on the November cover of JET Magazine. During the interview, Bishop Jakes shares some interesting thoughts regarding the moment when Tyler Perry prayed and laid hands on him Sunday, September 1, 2013, at The Potter’s House. So many people had opinions about whether that moment was fake or if Tyler Perry was “authorized” to do it being as though he is in the “secular” entertainment business. In response to such opinions, Bishop Jakes says, “When you start talking about prayer, no one is exempt from the need of it. It doesn’t matter who it comes from as long as it comes from a place of purity.” Many have questioned Bishop Jakes decision to have secular artists as a part of his concert at MegaFest. Some say the Bishop shouldn’t mix “worldly” things with the church. In the interview with JET Magazine, Bishop Jakes goes on to say, “When I’m asked what does filmmaking have to do with being a member of the clergy, I often direct them back to Jesus who told parables. If those stories were put to screen, they would be movies. The great commission calls Christians to go into the world and spread the Good News. We can use television, we can use books, but there are more people in the theaters on Friday nights than the pews on Sunday morning.” Great point Bishop Jakes!
It appears that those who are actively carrying out the message of the Kingdom in non-traditional and unconventional ways have been under fire, but how can the world meet Jesus Christ if we stay in the four walls of the church? Just a reminder that the Bible says, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”(Matthew 28:16-20)
What are your thoughts KV Readers?