The video above is an excerpt of a bishop’s “consecration” service which took place at Great Faith International Ministries located in Detroit, Michigan.
In the video, “bishop” Wayne T. Jackson [founder of Great Faith International Ministries] commanded 2 men to get on their knees. After they immediately fell to their knees in unthinking subservience, Jackson said “You gotta be buried. You gotta die. . . so Christ can live in you. Be prepared for burial.” Then with the wave of his hand [motioning them to lay down], they laid down prostrate before Jackson with their faces down.
2 assistants then stepped forward and totally covered both men with white sheets. Then Jackson crouched down at the feet of the first man being “consecrated” [Junaldo O. Lee, ‘pastor’ of Jackson’s satellite ‘church’ in Atlanta, GA] and grabbed Lee’s ankles holding onto them tightly while he pretended to pray.
Jackson then stood to his feet, threw a red cape over Lee, and suddenly threw himself upon Lee with his body fully laying on top of Lee’s. Keeping in mind that Jackson’s groin area is right on top of Lee’s backside, Jackson begins to shake, tremble, and contort his face while pretending to cry on top of another grown man. He then performed the same ritual on the second man laying prostrate on the ground.
To my absolute horror and disgust, no one stood up and objected to this blatant act of idolatry and emasculation disguised as an act of “consecration”. But rather, members of the congregation jumped to their feet, clapped, and shouted accolades of praise while the choir sang even louder “I give myself awaaaaay!”
Where Is Any Of This In Scripture?
The Scriptures command us to “test all things” (1 Thessalonians 5:21), “test the spirits” (1 John 4:1), and know a tree by its fruit (Matthew 7:15-20). And we test all things by the word of God and the Spirit of God — not by our feelings/emotions, religious traditions, nor blindly accept everything that is said and done in church “because the bishop is a true man of God, therefore everything that he does is of God.” A gullible, naive, assumptive, undiscerning, blind devotee mentality leads to more deception, more bondage, and in the end — being given over to a strong delusion. Therefore it is imperative that we use discernment and carefully scrutinize all things by God’s word and God’s Spirit.
The obvious problem with this “consecration” service is that none of the rituals can be found in Scripture. There are a plethora of examples in God’s word of consecration protocols and practices. Yet nowhere in Scripture do we see Moses, Aaron, the prophets, Jesus, the apostles, or anyone else consecrating someone into ministry in such an inappropriate and perverted fashion.
Not only are none of the rituals from the video found in Scripture, but there is nothing in Scripture that can be stretched to justify the gross act of a grown man mounting other men and writhing on top of them.
Multiple Believers have asked Wayne T. Jackson and members of Great Faith International Ministries for Scriptural support, and in response Jackson brushed off correction and concern from the body of Christ with the wave of a hand. Read his high-minded flippant reply “I just want to say thank you for all your feedback on my page. It is really interesting that some people can take a video such as this so out of context. I am not here on Facebook or anywhere else to debate the Word or to debate with man/woman. The Word does state “You will know them by their fruits Matthew 7:16.. This is absolutely demonic and a waste of time for us to be engaged in a debate in this. God bless!!”
Apparently Jackson and his devotees think it’s “demonic” and a “waste of time” to use discernment, request Scriptural support, and correct and rebuke that which contradicts the truth of God. And who asked him to “debate” anything? If the word of God TRULY supported what he did at that desecration service, then there would be no debate, because he could silence all of us by simply presenting the word of God IN-CONTEXT. But since WE know, and HE knows, that the word of God does not support him mounting grown men and embracing them on the ground — he plays the “attacked/persecuted victim” role and hides behind the worn-out cliche that he “doesn’t debate the word.”
Jackson claimed that the rituals symbolized dying to self and being buried with Christ, so that He can live in us. However, that’s a lie that he used to justify his ungodly behavior. The truth is that God has ALREADY given us the ceremony of water baptism to symbolize our old man being put to death, buried, and the new man being resurrected to life in Christ:
“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4)
“For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.” (Colossians 2:12)
But What About 2 Kings 4:32?
Members of GFIM have visited this blog attempting to justify Jackson’s bizarre behavior with 2 Kings 4:32.
However, in 2 Kings 4:32 Elisha laid on a DEAD boy [the boy was FACE UP by the way] and the boy came back to life. Yet at the “consecration” service, no one was DEAD and no one was healed or resurrected. So there is NO analogy, comparison, or parallel between 2 Kings 4:32 and Jackson’s behavior at the “consecration” service.
The Scriptures already give us specific instructions on how to appoint men of God as elders. It says to pray for them, prophesy over them to stir up the gift(s) within them, and to LAY HANDS upon them [see 1 Timothy 4:14 and 2 Timothy 1:6], NOT tell them to get on their knees and lay prostrate, grab their ankles, and lay one’s BODY upon their backside. None of this can be found in Scripture in the context of consecrating and appointing an elder.
Men Covering Other Men Violates The Word of God
I find it very significant that the ritual involved men covering other men [both figuratively and literally].
Much of this covering nonsense in churchianity today stems from idolatry [leader-worship], manipulation, ignorance of Scripture, and men lusting after affirmation, approval, and validation from other men.
However, the word of God is clear that GOD is our spiritual covering and that Jesus is the Head of every man. Therefore, it is a sin and a violation of God’s word for men to spiritually-cover other men.
“And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and THE LORD SHALL COVER HIM all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.” (Deuteronomy 33:12)
“I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the COVER of thy wings. Selah.” (Psalm 61:4)
“He [GOD] SHALL COVER THEE with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” (Psalm 91:4)
“He [GOD] spread a cloud for a COVERING; and fire to give light in the night.” (Psalm 105:39)
Here is what God said when the children of Israel sought covering from men: “Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and THAT COVER WITH A COVERING, but NOT OF MY SPIRIT, that they may add SIN TO SIN:” (Isaiah 30:1)
It is rebellion and a sin in the eyes of God to seek covering from men. Also see the following passage which states that Christ is the Head of every man, and that a man should not cover his head: “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. A man dishonors his head if he covers his head while praying or prophesying. For a man indeed ought not cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.” (1 Corinthians 11:3-4, 7)
This passage is not merely about physical head coverings, but about spiritual covering and the order of headship in God’s Kingdom. The Father is the Head of Christ and Christ is the Head of every man. . . and a man dishonors his head if he covers his head with something else while ministering, but this is exactly what happened in the rituals. The outward act of submitting themselves to being covered by white sheets, a red bishop’s cape, and the body of Wayne T. Jackson — represented their inner lust to seek spiritual covering, headship, affirmation, and validation from another man. They allowed themselves to be covered on the outside by men, because they lusted on the inside for covering from men.
By covering themselves with something or someone else rather, it dishonored their TRUE HEAD who is Jesus Christ. This is unholy and unseemly behavior for a man, as it violates God’s Headship order and usurps the spiritual covering that He alone provides.
Were These Men “Consecrated” Or EMASCULATED?
Emasculate means “to castrate, to remove the testicles of, to deprive of strength or vigor, to weaken, effeminate, to deprive of effectiveness.”
The gentlemen in the video were most definitely not consecrated by any Scriptural definition. They were spiritually-neutered. Subjecting yourself [as a man] to a perverse ungodly act with another man is emasculating. It deprives you of your strength, vigor, and effectiveness as a man of God. And as long as you’re emasculated and refuse to MAN UP, you cannot fully stand up as a man of God for holiness and against sin, because something in you is subservient to the devil and will keep you in a state of compromise.
The True Faith and the True Gospel of Jesus Christ develop real men — men who have a spiritual backbone to stand up for Jesus Christ, righteousness, faith, truth, justice, integrity, grace and mercy. Not just when it’s convenient or when it will make one look like the hero, but also when it’s inconvenient, uncomfortable, and brings persecution and slander from those who are deceived.
Jesus is the perfect example of a real Man. He was totally submitted to the Father, and because of His submission to the Father, He refused to submit to wicked leaders and seek their approval and affirmation. He knew that His ministry came from our Father in heaven, so He felt no need to cower down to the scribes and Pharisees so that they could validate his ministry. They could not add anything to who He was, and He let them know it in a godly assertive manner: “Your approval means nothing to me, because I know you don’t have God’s love within you. For I have come to you in my Father’s name, and you have rejected me. Yet if others come in their own name, you gladly welcome them. No wonder you can’t believe! For you gladly honor each other, but you don’t care about the honor that comes from the one who alone is God.” (John 5:41-44)