On February 1st 2018, I was at Joe Huggins house (one of the brothers from our fellowship). His kids were not at home, so I asked where they were. He said that a local church was picking them up on buses, and bringing them to church. The Lord immediately spoke to me what He had said to me 15 years before about what was needed to be effective in the inner city. God told me that be effective in the inner city, I would have to unify the churches; and unifying the churches would be harder than going into the inner city. And, boy, has that proven TRUE!
He spoke to me and said, "Why don't you go help him?" At that point, my curiosity began to cause me to reflect on why I left the megachurch I was in to start the ministry in the inner city.
While I was the outreach pastor in a megachurch, 80 inner city children began to come to the church within one month! I was then told to bring those kids back to the inner city, and do something with them there!
So, the question that popped into my mind was, "I wonder if Pastor Tony Spell at Life Tabernacle was persecuted when he began to bring these inner city children to the church. So, we decided to go visit on February 4th 2018.
After the service, I asked the pastor if he got persecuted when he started bringing these inner city children into his church. He said, "Boy did I! My best friends left." He said, "When we baptised the first black person 9 years ago, 40 families said that they were going to leave! And then they went and had a little secret meeting. They said that if I would change the water in the baptismal, then they would stay." However, Pastor Tony Spell said, "No!" He then put a sign up above the baptismal that said, "Do not change the water! Only treat with chemicals." The 40 families left. You see, this was a 5th generation church straight out of Azusa St.
God tried to use the church to deal with this ancient prejudice, antichrist principality; but we were not willing! In fact, racial and church division is what quenched the Holy Spirit and caused the revival to wane: they refused to embrace Seymour's revelation that if you are a born-again Christian, you are no longer a member of any earthly race. You are a member of the Christian Race! This was made evident by the split that formed 2 major denominations: the Church of God in Christ and the Assemblies of God. It was also made evident–that that principality had remained in the church for many generations–by this experience that Reformer-Pastor Tony Spell had in 2009! After I left the service, the Lord began to speak to me. He said, "Why don't you shut your services down and go help him?" I told the Lord: "I really don't like the way he preaches, Lord!" God yelled at me: "It's not about you!!! It's about the Harvest!!!"
Not long after that, a good friend of mine (Pastor Tony Corsentino) called me. He said that a prophet had just told him everything about his life, his wife's birthday, and several other people's birthday in the church that he had just left. He said that his name was Scott Nary. I asked him if he was ministering anywhere else. Tony said that he would be in Covington at the Hub Northshore! So, we made plans to go...