No need to “Come Out of the Box” if you are filled with the Holy Spirit

No need to “Come Out of the Box” if you are filled with the Holy Spirit

It is common knowledge that a man must “COME OUT of the BOX” or else he will become an effeminate homosexual in time.  This assumes he is not already an effeminate homosexual.  When a man comes of age, we have believed that we must help him COME OUT to save him from going gay.  This is a global belief.  It transcends nations, tribes and tongues.  People of the world, religious people and people in the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ all share this belief.  In fact, we have seen people that don’t comply become effeminate.  Many well-meaning people in and out of the Body of Jesus Christ have believed this device to be ordained and approved by God Almighty.  The LORD has revealed to me that this device is not ordained nor approved by Him!  The LORD has commanded me to share this revelation.  He required me to be quiet about this revelation for a season, but now He has commanded me to “Share the Secret, Report Truth, Take Action, Let it Flow, Rise Up!”

In this article, I first explain myself and my calling in the LORD Jesus Christ.  I discuss how and in what manner the LORD revealed to me that He is not the author of this Coming Out device.  For those who want more detail, I provide more background about my journey to understand the truth I report herein.   I point out the signs of satan’s hand in this device.  Finally, I will make an appeal to prayer.

First of all, I want you to know that I have never “COME OUT of the BOX.”  I want you to know that I am not now, at the age of 49, nor have I ever been a homosexual, bisexual or effeminate.  Not now, nor ever.  I am thankful for this grace the LORD has given me.  I recognize it as grace.  As a boy, I was known to fight.  I never ran away from any.  I was a tough guy, an inner city youth.  I was a promiscuous heterosexual youth and young man.  Now, I am the husband of one beautiful wife and father of three awesome children.  I am an associate pastor called to be used like the prophets of old, called to teach the WORD of God, anointed by God to heal, a respected professional engineer, an author of 101 – A Marriage & Family Success Story and a man respected by his community, siblings and extended family.

The short version is, in August 2007 my wife and I along with our pastor and his wife traveled to Kenya to preach the Gospel of the LORD Jesus Christ for two weeks and to enjoy Kenya and her people.  I turned 44 years of age in August 2007.  At that point, people had tried for 26 years to get me out of the box, since I was 18 years old.  I periodically endured very harsh “beatings” from, strangers, friends and family because of this.  In those days, I never understood how to comply or knew why it was so important.  I felt deep within that something was wrong with this device.  I now know the LORD kept me in this place for His purposes.  While in Kenya, our hosts, who are Godly people, decided to try their best to “help me get out.”  They were rather brutal over the two week stay from my perspective.  They intended to prevail.  I have forgiven them because I have come to understand they meant well.  They apparently believe like many others that by doing evil, good may come.  They were trying to “save” me.  It occurred to me that they wanted me to fight someone to comply with their wishes.  I did not want to do it, because I recognized that the LORD would not be pleased with me if I punched someone out.  Nevertheless, the night we were leaving Kenya, right before we got into the car to go to the airport, I decided to punch our host.  It seemed to me that our group would accept nothing less from me.  Reluctantly, I decided to submit to them.  I was standing three feet from our host, my wife, his and our pastor & his wife looked on.  They were informed by the “spiritual frequency” about what I was about to do.  Our host pastor readied himself.  He was planning to strike back.  My pastor stood nearby looking nervous but ready also.  I assumed he was planning to intervene to prevent things from getting too far out of hand.  I was prepared to strike when I was physically restrained by a spirit.  I believe the spirit was an angel of the LORD or the LORD Himself.  I was the only one who knew what had happened.  The spirit squeezed me until a womanly sound came out of me.  At that point I knew that the LORD had stopped me from “COMING OUT of the BOX” by assault.  I stood down.  We got in the car, our group probably thinking I was afraid to follow through with my intentions.  Our host’s wife began to verbally beat me on the way to the airport, but her husband told her to stop, which she did.  We said goodbye at the airport, boarded our plane and returned to Michigan.

I was amazed at what I had just learned and how the LORD revealed to me His will in this matter and how He had physically kept me from violating His will.  He kept me when I did not want to be kept.  I was not able to share this with my wife or pastor.  I did not believe they would understand or believe me.

Nine months later, when I had gotten tired of relentless beatings at work from one of my colleagues, I decided to confront him verbally, since the LORD did not want me to fight.  I spoke to him loudly and aggressively to try to get him off my case and he quickly and somewhat fearfully said he was not talking to me.  I went back to my desk and continued to work.  No one in the office questioned my behavior in the least.  To me this indicated that they agreed with my behavior.  Shortly thereafter, the LORD spoke to me and said “Are you going to do this your way or my way.”  I understood this to mean loud aggressive confrontation was not acceptable to Him either.  It was not what He wanted me to do.  I stood down and the beatings resumed with fervor.  It was becoming clearer that God was not in the “COMING OUT of the BOX” business.

One routine work morning, I took my routine cup of coffee from the office coffee maker and went to my cube and got to work as usual.  When I took a drink of coffee, I noticed it smelled very strange.  I drank a sip anyway because our coffee club routinely experimented with exotic coffee blends.  When I swallowed the coffee, I felt a spirit, in the coffee, go down with the coffee.  It felt like a sphere about the size of a golf ball.  The Holy Spirit within me immediately purged the spirit out of my other end.  Thank God for the indwelling Holy Spirit!  I did not immediately understand what had happened or who was responsible.  I got up, washed my coffee cup & the coffee pot, made another pot and drank a few cups.  The strange smell was gone and all was normal afterward.  One month later, the women responsible for the coffee club, the one who had initiated the exotic coffee tasting process, had several debilitating “mini” strokes.  She was a vegetable to the day she died three or four years later.  When she had the strokes, I began to realize that she may have been responsible for trying to harm me with the coffee.  I could prove nothing though.  Sometime later I received a WORD from the LORD that they had tried to kill me.  I say they because a few others were aware of what was going on and said nothing.  They were consenting to my death.

The question arises, why did they want me dead?  I believe they tried to kill me because I would not come out of the box.  If God was behind this device of “COMING OUT,” surely I would not have survived this assassination attempt.  No one can live when God says die.  Surely the Holy Spirit would not have purged that evil spirit in the coffee (sorcery) out of my body!  If I were doing satan’s will by not coming out of the box, he would not have wanted me dead but alive for all to see.  At this point I was very confident that God was not behind this “Coming Out” device.  Satan and his servants wanted me dead because they did not want it to be known,”You Don’t Have to Come Out!”  It’s that simple.

To end the short version of this testimony, over the years since I have been filled with the Holy Spirit, and after the LORD supernaturally gave me the gift of spiritual touch, whereby I am able to feel what goes on within and without my spirit, the LORD has been working within my heart to break chains, burst bands, and purge my inner man from iniquity.  He has been doing this to heal me from the inside out of my inborn sin nature.  In fact the LORD spoke to me a few times to tell me He was healing me.  He said after healing comes building up.  Years ago the LORD told me He was going to bring me forth as pure gold.  If He were angry with me for not “Coming Out of the Box”, and if He intended to turn me into an effeminate for noncompliance with this device, why would He privately heal my inner man?  God is not schizophrenic!  Obedience brings healing.  Disobedience brings stagnation.

The LORD Jesus spoke to the people of His day and said the following:

Matthew 12:26 (KJV) reads, “And if satan cast out satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?  Also,

 Mark 3:23 KJV reads, And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can satan cast out satan?  Additionally,

Luke 11:18 KJV reads, “If satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

It stands to reason if satan does not cast out satan, then God does not cast in satan!  The LORD Jesus came to save men’s lives, not to destroy them.

Luke 9:56 (KJV) reads, “For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them    .”

The truth is God does not require men to “Come Out of the Box” in some fleshly show of bluster to prove their manhood!

1 Corinthians 1:29 (KJV) says, “That no flesh should glory in his presence.” Also,

2 Corinthians 10:4 KJV says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.” 

Truthfully, the weapons of our warfare are not carnal or of the flesh at all.  The weapons of our warfare in Christ Jesus included, love, fervent ceaseless prayer, exuberant praise and worship, fighting spiritual warfare in prayer, forgiving seventy times seven, enduring mercy, resisting no evil, turning the other cheek, going the extra mile with difficult people and circumstances, not fretting because of evil doers, not being envious of the workers of lawlessness, ceasing from anger and forsaking wrath, not fretting in any way to do evil, letting God avenge us, knowing, understanding and doing the WORD of God, goodness, kindness, gentleness, meekness, self-control, faithfulness, boldness to proclaim the truth of the WORD, living holy lives, walking humbly and obediently with Christ, etc.

This “Coming Out of the BOX” device is of satan, his demons, witches and warlocks.  They send demons against people to turn them into effeminates.  They use sorcery to kill the innocent in secret.  Thank God,

“The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought; He maketh the devices of the people of none effect.” (Psalm 33:10 KJV) 

During my undergraduate college days at Wayne State in the 80’s, I had a friend named Samba Sow.  Samba Sow was from Senegal.  He told me once that witchcraft was very powerful.  He had witnessed men being turned into women.  I scoffed at him in disbelief.  Nevertheless, I have never forgotten his words and have come to learn that he is correct.  Satan makes war against all humans.  He is strategic in his attack of men, the heads of families.  He is the one who sends demons against men to turn them into women.  If a man is filled with the Holy Spirit through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, no demon from hell can turn him into a woman!

I John 4:4 (KJV) says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 

For those who may not understand what this scripture is saying, it proclaims that the Holy Spirit within the heart of a believer is greater, stronger and mightier than satan or any of his demons.  If a man does not have the Holy Spirit dwelling in his heart, he is totally vulnerable to satanic attack.  He is powerless to resist and overcome the consequences of noncompliance with this device.  He can be turned into a woman!

Men readily comply with this satanic ordinance because the vast majority of men vehemently hate the idea of becoming a woman!  Most men would rather die than to become effeminate!

If a person does not have the Holy Spirit in their inner being, they are vulnerable to such satanic devices.  They can be overcome by satan and his team.  This is why people “have seen it happen.”  If a person is born of God, they have the Holy Spirit in their inner being.  Satan will not be able to defeat such a person unless they believe he can.  However, “NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU SHALL PROSPER” (Isaiah 54:17).  Also, “NO EVIL SHALL BEFALL YOU…” (Psalm 91:10) if you can believe it.  These are the WORDS the LORD has spoken to me to strengthen me over the years.

A reasonable question is, what’s wrong with coming out?  What’s wrong with getting people off your back?  I would agree that nothing is wrong with getting people off your back.  The snare is that satan prescribes how and how often you must do it.  Satan says check and hold by any means necessary.  Satan’s prescribed methods violate God’s way.  His way is contrary and opposed to God’s way as expected.  As I said above, the LORD uses me like He used the prophets of old.  He has instructed me to warn His people about their sinful ways only once.  Afterwards commit the situation to prayer.  Commit the situation to God.  This is God’s way.  Confront in love with gentleness and meekness, and then give it to God in prayer.  Satan’s methods are open ended, leaving one to “use their imagination.”  So if one decides to use lethal force to get people off their back, there is no means to stop them.  Their abusers may not see it coming until it is too late.  I suspect men have used lethal force many times over the years to deal with this situation.  I suspect many have been hurt or even killed as a result.

This device has satan’s finger prints all over it.  It kills, steals and destroys (John 10:10a) men and their families.  Compliance with this device is brought about by relentless force and coercion.  It is very destructive.  It is also exclusively aimed at men, the heads of families.  Satan came against men in Egypt in Moses’ generation and again when Christ was a baby.  Satan’s war against men is age old.  It is strategic because men are the heads of families.  Men stand in the gap between satan and their families.  Men are vital for the health and wellbeing of families.  Men are made in the image of God.

I suspect that many young men have committed suicide because of this device.  I myself have been very near suicide because of it.  The beatings can be very painful because demons severely buffet men in the box.  It is a demonic operation.

I suspect men have had heart attacks because of the stress involved in dealing with this device.  Stress at home, stress at work, stress at play, and sadly stress at church.  Some men’s hearts have failed them not because of fear, but because of stress.

I suspect that some men have decided to use lethal force to come out of the box.  I suspect people have been killed as some men violently come out.  What a foolish custom.

I suspect women have given up on their husbands and committed the sin of divorce because of this device.  Children have undoubtedly suffered because of this.

These consequences point the finger at satan, the prince of this world, the head of the world system.  Godly people have been deceived into propagating this device with fervor.  The LORD spoke to me a few years ago and said “I Am tired of the devil beating My children.”  The LORD intends to bring this device to an end, at least in His Church.

Satan is the prince of the power of the air according to

Ephesians 2:2 (KJV) which says, ”Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.” 

Men have heard satan and his demons speak in their ears about what some poor man, in the Box, is thinking or doing.  They call this the “frequency.”  In the Church of Jesus Christ we have believed the Holy Spirit or God’s angels are speaking this information.  I argue, NO!  The Holy Spirit and angels will speak to men only what Father God tells them to speak.

John 16:13 KJV says, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever he shall hear (from God), that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” 

In addition, the Holy Spirit and angels do not communicate with ungodly sinners in this way.  Sinners are separated from God!  In addition, God’s angels don’t bring railing accusations against any one.

2 Peter 2:11 (KJV) says, “Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.”

Jude 1:9 (KJV) Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said , The Lord rebuke thee.

God and His angels are much, much too holy to partake in such an ungodly device as this.  No, satan the prince of the power of the air is communicating with men on this “frequency.”  This device kills, steals and destroys!

Don’t take my word for it.  Pray to the LORD of Glory to reveal to you the truth about this matter.  Don’t be wise in your own conceits.  Seek God and do what He says.  Pray with me.

Father in the Almighty Name of the LORD Jesus Christ, I pray to know if requiring men to “Come Out of the Box” in this fashion is your requirement or satan’s.  Give me revelation and understanding concerning this matter.  Shed light on this issue.  Reveal the truth.  I ask this in the Matchless Name of the LORD Jesus.  Amen.

I will share the long version of my testimony in the future, Lord willing.

Grace and Peace to all who love and obey the LORD Jesus Christ!

7 thoughts on “No need to “Come Out of the Box” if you are filled with the Holy Spirit

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  4. Kudos to you Steve for standing up for what you believe to be true. Too many organized religions focus on rituals and misconceptions. Worship is meant to be all about love, not fear and intimidation! When it doesn’t make sense, then it is nonsense.

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