Hi Dearly Beloveds,
I recently was informed by a friend of mine about Michael Guglielmucci's public confession that he is not suffering from cancer for the past 2 years, but all that was a cover up for his 16 year addiction to pornography.
If you had not heard the song which he wrote during this time of trial for him, check it out here.
Heard that Hillsong & Planetshakers are trying to get this video off the net. So catch it fast.
I know to most of us this comes as a rude shock. I'm sure most of our initial reaction is to somehow have a condemning eye over Michael. But as for me, I think it is his first step to recovery, his first step to victory and walking in faith of his Salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I was very touched by this video response about Michael's confession. Here it is.
After reading Michael's public statement and his father's response, I watched the live worship video of The Healer song again. This time, i could see and emphathise with Michael as he was singing the song. I could see his hurt, feel his pain and anguish in his heart knowing that he was a pastor, a man of God but living a life in bondage to the sin of pornography. God gave him the strength to come out with the truth, to seek help, to receive healing.
All that we have learnt in church is summed up in this moment. What would you do or say to such a man?
I say we look to the Word.
Romans 5:20-21 (Amplified Bible)
...But where sin increased and abounded, grace (God's unmerited favor) has surpassed it and increased the more and superabounded,
21So that, [just] as sin has reigned in death, [so] grace (His unearned and undeserved favor) might reign also through righteousness (right standing with God) which issues in eternal life through Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) our Lord.
Also, Ephesian 1:7
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
This is the defining moment, where the rubber meets the road.
I ask all of you, brothers & sisters in Christ to stand with me in prayer for Michael. Pray for his speedy recovery, pray for his family and loved ones. Pray for them to have the strength to go through this challenging journey with him.
I thank you Father that You have given Michael the courage and the strength to walk in faith and receive his healing.
Be greatly blessed by Michael's song. Your worship is unto Jesus. That song glorifies Jesus!!!
It has inspired me, it has inspired hundreds and thousands of believers round the world. Let's keep singing that song!
Hallelujah, praise you Jesus for you are magnficient!
Shalom one & all,