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Rush Limbaugh: A Crying Stone in Place of Mute Prophetic Voices


I’m not sure if this ridiculous article should make me laugh or cry. 

By Wallace Henley, a teaching pastor at Houston’s 59,000-member Second Baptist Church 

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When the prophetic voice mutes itself the stones will clatter and shake. The sound is cacophonic and confusing, but the core of truth the prophets refuse to speak will throb its way out on the thudding stones.

Rush Limbaugh proves it all.

Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student and socio-political activist, lamented recently to a congressional panel the plight of sexually active co-eds and their need for contraceptive coverage, like that President Obama is seeking to mandate to religious as well as secular institutions. Enter Rush Limbaugh. While the famed broadcaster was right in apologizing for labeling Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute,” there’s no need to apologize for slutty and prostitutional behaviors that want public subsidy to pay for controlling the outcomes.

There are no doubt better, more loving ways to say it than Rush did. However, the episode brings to mind the words of Jesus when Pharisees tried to get Him to muzzle His followers. “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!” Jesus said. (Luke 19:40)

Rush Limbaugh is a clattering stone because the voices that should be speaking are silent.

…In the prophetic void, the stones cry out. When they do, the communication is messy and clattering. But the hard truth must and will come out. Rush Limbaugh proves it. (full article)

This pastor’s attempt to tie in Jesus’ words in Luke 19 to Limbaugh’s swinish statements (all 46 of them) is the most ludicrous thing I’ve ever read. Talk about misapplying scripture, this takes the cake!

And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? And they said, The Lord hath need of him. And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.   Luke 19: 29-40

Whether men praise Christ or no he will, and shall, and must be praised (Luke 19:40): If these should hold their peace, and not speak the praises of the Messiah’s kingdom, the stones would immediately cry out, rather than that Christ should not be praised. This was, in effect, literally fulfilled, when, upon men’s reviling Christ upon the cross, instead of praising him, and his own disciples’ sinking into a profound silence, the earth did quake and the rocks rent. Pharisees would silence the praises of Christ, but they cannot gain their point; for as God can out of stones raise up children unto Abraham, so he can out of the mouths of those children perfect praise. Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible: Luke 19

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4 comments on “Rush Limbaugh: A Crying Stone in Place of Mute Prophetic Voices

  1. There is no God but Allah, and Limbaugh is his prophet.

  2. For sure there are lots of “crying stones” around these days. I wonder if Pat Robertsons recent assertion that the Mid-West storms were a judgement for those people “not praying enough” fits into that category? And then there is the whole dominionist charade. More “crying stones”? Perhaps THIS PASTOR is actually one of those who is not getting the message being proclaimed by the “crying stones”? I am still waiting for some genuine prophets to stand up and speak the real thing into this void. I suspect I will be waiting for a long time. (Not to mention, an even longer time for very many people to listen and respond to such a challenge.)

  3. I agree with your statement George: “I’m still waiting for some genuine prophet to stand up and speak real things into this void!” The real prophets of God won’t be heard on any syndicated broadcasts but they are out there just the same. The difficulty one may find in their quest to hear a true prophetic word may come from the venue of what is considered a legitimate source.
    When Jesus Christ came into the world the Pharisees were who the people came to for truth. Unlike the modern world there was no radio, television or internet to spread the word just a binding belief in the teachings of the priesthood. But since the Pharisees denied Jesus Christ many followers are still waiting for the promised Messiah and prophets have come and gone proclaiming a number of truths that failed to live up to their claims.
    While the Modern Christian Church has a written Word that can be used to verify or deny prophecies too many followers are again inspired by the wit and imagination of esteemed man rather than the Holy Spirit. As 2 Peter 1:20-21 states: “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost!”
    Unfortunately, when prophecies are delivered by men most assume legitimacy based upon the rank of the voice rather than written text and if a vision appears to contradict the Word then it is the Word that is suspect to interpretation rather than the man.
    But before a given prophecy should attract our attention one should recognize what God means by a holy man of God rather than the common designation by man-made organizations. The Bible tells us who a prophet is by using the phrase: “My SERVANTS the prophets!” You can find that statement in both the Old and New Testaments from 2 Kings to Revelations 22 in at least 20 separate texts.
    A servant of God who is a prophet does not live up to that statement by just being faithful to reveal the prophecy alone. The prophet must not only set a holy example daily but that person also serves by keeping the commandments of Christ which is to love one another, love his/her enemies, visit the widow and the fatherless in their afflictions, feed the hungry, pray for the sick, visit the prisons and do so with humbleness of mind and spirit.
    Haven’t seen a true modern prophet make any headlines lately because they are not seduced by the notoriety nor are they interested in selling a book or climbing the ladder to rule a church because like the Martyr Stephen (Acts 7) the prophet waits to serve others and is willing to die for his LORD’s testimony.
    Secondly, as it is written we have nothing to fear from that prophet whose prophecy fails to come to pass and most generally our modern seers try to puff themselves up by giving dates or by predicting specific events without the benefit of the written Word of God to confirm the vision. If I were to say that on March 14th of this year that there was going to be a big earthquake on the West Coast and then nothing happened by that day I would deserve whatever ridicule that came my way.
    But, should that prophecy come to pass any attention I received from that claim would be useless if the vision does not have direct Biblical support and or I did not live my life as a holy man of God. Too many falsely so called prophets privately live with evil hearts and hungry vanity that is kept hidden from those that seek their audience.
    Last, the trouble with true prophecy is not always seen by the virtues or lack thereof in the prophet but can be detected in the heart of the hearer. Prophecy, no matter how well defined is only as good as the hearer wants it to be (Matthew 15:8). And that is why most churches stay away from Bible prophecy because if nothing else, true prophecy will reveal the heart.
    The day is coming when world events will strip bare the pretense, shake the foundation of self-inflicted delusion and every heart shall be forced to either believe a lie, deny the truth or trust in the Word of God. And for the sake of all those we love and hold dear we need to watch and pray because those dark days are near.

    • I like what I read here, Dave 2, too! :)

      Some follow on verses I hope come across as edifying to your spirit as what I want to share with you now is so intended?

      First, let me say this about prophecy, as you address it here, I am taken aback by these following Scripture words and now I let them give me solace and guidance these days when it comes to questioning the “word” that is given forth, spoken forth or written for the purpose of being a prophecy from God:

      Act 5:34 But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while.
      Act 5:35 And he said to them, “Men of Israel, take care what you are about to do with these men.
      Act 5:36 For before these days Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.
      Act 5:37 After him Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and drew away some of the people after him. He too perished, and all who followed him were scattered.
      Act 5:38 So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail;
      Act 5:39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!” So they took his advice,
      Act 5:40 and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

      We can only agree with the Word of God, no matter what happens next!

      I remember being introduced to Paul Cain through a dear old preacher friend. I have never met Paul. I have had an email correspondence with him over the years, from time to time. He has invited me to meet him. I have thought about going and visiting with him.

      Anyway, it is reported that he called John Wimber one day years ago to tell him he was on his way to California to meet him and “give” him a word from the Lord and John would know for certain that this was going to be a sure word of prophecy to him from God through him (Paul Cain) because when he arrived and his feet touched the earth in California there would follow immediately an earthquake. These things happened and an earthquake came just as he said.

      It is reported to me that one time in a meeting after Paul Cain called upon my dear old preacher friend to stand up he told him where he lived when he was eight years old giving him exactly the correct address of the house, the color of the house describing in detail that there was this little picket fence that surrounded the front yard. After giving my friend that information in this public meeting he then proceeded to give him a word of Prophecy that included me in it! My dear old friend told me about that event, that prophecy, and, encouraged me to look forward to certain things coming to pass in “our” lives together. Certain things did jell between us and other of these things have not, as yet.

      I was given a prophecy one time years ago by a partially blind man named Hamilton Filmalter. He was invited to speak at my church at a public meeting where he went into detail about my future. All the things he said came to pass in my life just as I and those present heard would happen to me!

      Now, for the most important thing, here!

      I have found and maybe you have, too, that there are false words and true words and sometimes we hear both at the same time when the words are given?

      For instance, I will leave you with these two words, one that we can conclude “causes” people to hear and believe the “Word” of God is true, the truth and is of God; and, one that we can conclude, afterwards, that “causes” people to hear what they want to hear and believe the words they are hearing are the “Word” of God and true. The point of this exercise is to give understanding to what is True and false prophecy and just how we can discern the differences in the words given and by the ones giving them. One word obviously is a Word of God and True, the Truth. And one word obviously is not. Here is what I am listening for in the Word of God these days. If the Word does not establish the nexis between King David and King Jesus, it really isn’t a word from God to me or to His Church:

      2Sa 7:19 And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O Lord GOD. You have spoken also of your servant’s house for a great while to come, and this is instruction for mankind, O Lord GOD!

      1Ki 2:12 So Solomon sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was firmly established.
      1Ki 2:13 Then Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, “Do you come peacefully?” He said, “Peacefully.”
      1Ki 2:14 Then he said, “I have something to say to you.” She said, “Speak.”
      1Ki 2:15 He said, “You know that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel fully expected me to reign. However, the kingdom has turned about and become my brother’s, for it was his from the LORD.

      Generally and specifically the True Word of God that is from Him will establish His instruction for mankind, while, on the other hand, the false word, though it comes to pass, will cater to one’s itching ears “fully” expected by the people when they hear it!

      The Word of God stands alone and needs no one to bring it to pass, just as the Prophet says:

      Isa 46:8 “Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors,
      Isa 46:9 remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me,
      Isa 46:10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’
      Isa 46:11 calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it.

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