Living On Oprah’s Words

I’ve made it clear that I don’t agree with Oprah – about much of anything. When I heard about this story on the radio this morning and I just had to learn more about it:

The Great Commander

Would your life improve if you did everything Oprah told you to? One local woman gives it a shot.

July 10, 2008

Oprah Winfrey loves the turkey burgers at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago restaurant in Palm Beach and thinks everyone should “experience” them. So last week “Lo,” a blogger whose pseudonym is an acronym that stands for Living Oprah, spent an evening sauteing Granny Smith apples, fresh parsley, and celery and blending the mixture with $28 worth of organic turkey meat. “Usually our dinners take about 30 minutes to make,” she says. This one took three hours.

Lo, a 35-year-old actress, writer, and yoga teacher, is trying to do everything Oprah recommends for a whole year. She’s listening to recommendations Oprah makes on her talk show, and gathering others from her Web site and magazine, and keeping track of her project at livingoprah.com. She hopes to get a book out of it, but for now she’s keeping her identity secret, partly to avoid giving the impression that she’s looking for handouts.

So I checked out this lady’s blog about her experiences, and she seems pretty straight forward (click the title to read the entire article). She’s definitely a fan of Oprah’s, and you have to admit – it’s a pretty interesting experiment to see how far someone would go to pledge allegiance to “goddess Oprah” (my words).

So this is how the entire experiment got started:

Living Oprah got its start one day three years ago when Jim came home from work to find Lo, who’s suffered from scoliosis since her early 20s, lying on the floor in pain. Doctors wanted to fuse her spine together. “That’s Western medicine,” Lo says. She began searching for alternatives online and noticed that many holistic methods used the pitch line “As seen on Oprah!” Lo was also noticing how her mother, friends, and yoga students all talked about Oprah as if she were a friend. “Well, Oprah says that we should . . . ” they’d say. Even Lo’s grandmother was in on it, urging Lo to contact Oprah for help with her career. “My grandmother kept telling me for years to get in touch with Oprah. She didn’t understand why I didn’t ask her for help. She seemed to think that was all it took.”

So instead of seeking the Lord for healing – and surrendering to His will no matter what, Lo consulted with goddess Oprah, and the rest is history.

This article got me to thinking – many sheeple parrot the tired line “I’m living on every Word that God put’s in the mouth of my pastor”, or “the man of God speaks into my life as though it’s from the mouth of God”. Many use those excuses as crutches to follow vipers, pimps, pimpettes, and manipulators to the ends of the earth. Instead of running to the Word of God when trouble arises, they run to the Profit and Profitess (don’t worry, I know how I spelled those words) to “get a word”.

At least this lady is following Oprah as an experiment – some sheeple follow their pimps as though their lives depended on it. I can’t help but remember the Words of God given to Jeremiah the prophet:

Jeremiah 17:5-6 (New American Standard Bible)

5Thus says the LORD,
         “(A)Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind
         And makes (B)flesh his strength,
         And whose heart turns away from the LORD.
    6“For he will be like a (C)bush in the desert
         And will not see when prosperity comes,
         But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness,
         A (D)land of salt without inhabitant.

Some of you had better be careful chasing after spiritual imposters like Oprah (or your favorite pulpit pimps), or you’ll end up like a bush dying in the dessert. Cling to the Word of God – not the words of those who claim to speak on His behalf.

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9 Responses to “Living On Oprah’s Words”


  1. 1 Carlotta August 16, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Whew! If this woman wanted to show a great example of how to worship another earthly creature, she did it in style!

  2. 2 Douglas K. Adu-Boahen August 17, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Why on earth would you want to follow the likes of Oprah????? It boggles my mind – that’s for sure 😐

  3. 3 dupednomore August 17, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    This is a perfect example of the people who are hurting out there (the world) and are looking for solutions from “O” or other means except Jesus. Who knows, maybe she did attend a church focused on prosperity with no meaningful teaching on Christ.

  4. 4 angelo August 18, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    whatever works for one may not work for another. Oprah only tries to help, so don’t hate

  5. 5 speaking truth August 19, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    angelo.

    No one here is hating on Oprah. On the contrary, we are praying that the Lord have mercy on her, and that she return to Jesus Christ for the remission of her sin and for her eternall security. While we pray for her repentance, Oprah has denied that Christ is the ONLY way to eternall fellowship with God, she falsely believes that God is “jealous” of her”, and she continues to surround herself with new-age witches and warlocks – and anybody that tickles her ear with spiritual sounding garbage.

    If Oprah is “trying to help” by indoctrinating the world into her Christless consciousness, then I don’t need or want her help. God is sovereign and He knows the plans He has for Oprah and her ilk, so the Lord’s will be done.

  6. 6 EnochWalked August 19, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Praise the LORD MOST HIGH!
    Brother Speaking Truth-I see you have been on fire since coming back from vacation!

    Speaking Truth–You know you gonna get some hate mail from the “Sistas” for touching Queen Jezebel, oops, I mean Queen “O”! I cannot tell you how many Christian black women (“and black men???”) listen, watch, and admire Queen “O” and try to emulate that GARBAGE from her show…She promotes antichrist agendas, she promotes and worships antichrist actors/musicians/hollywood and then she has the nerve to get “spiritual” and bring on “gospel” musicans for a “Christmas” special.

    I even try to tell our black christian women she caters to another audience and it is not them—she caters to what makes Queen “O” look good and gets her even more rich and famous in the eyes of men.

    Yeah, Queen “O” gives away cars, homes, gifts and remodels houses, BUT that is done to glorify herself, stroke her EGO(flesh) and draw women and men to herself…it said that the prophets of baal ate at Jezebel’s, oops, Queen “O’s” table. If she was really wanting to empower and help people she would not “broadcast” her good works before men. She started out in the mid to late 80s bashing “jerri curl” brothers that were cheaters, deadbeat dads and made black men look bad–She was the first, not Maury, Geraldo, Montel or Jerry–but Oprah! I was a teenager and I was uncomfortable with her then and now that I am 37 and truly saved, I truly can’t stand her now–she disgusts me.

    You know, my “holy” intuition tells me that the biggest SIN and LIE coming forth across today from the “Jezebels” like Oprah and “Pulpit Pimp Pastors and Churches” is they EQUATE “Gain is Godliness”. She promotes “SELF-HELP” that means the lovers of themselves! That’s why Dr. False..sorry Dr. Phil is one of her offsprings!

    Some of the mega church pimp pastors are copy-cats of the works of Queen “O”. I was watching(watchman discerning doctrine not feeding from) the Word network this past Sunday evening and I was watching this pastor from Ohio. I can’t remember his name. He was teaching on marriage and the bedroom with his wife, the first lady–what happened to private counsel and some subjects are not pulpit subjects because people hear and receive differently–another subject. By the way, this same sex teaching stuff was going on in Weeks/Bynums camp teachings if you catch my drift. Well, this pastor had an elderly couple who were members that had been married 60+ years and they did not have a car for transportation. Well, “PROMOTION” pastor and his wife and the church bought a brand new car for the couple and the couple was very thankful and almost borderline worshipped the pastor…I did say almost. Did not this man of GOD read where JESUS said in Matthew 6:1-5, Do not do your good deeds or charitable works before men…but do your good works in secret…Well right here on The Word Network we have a direct violation of the MASTER’s words! Queen “O” IS INFLUENCING THE BODY OF CHRIST. I AM SICK of this PROMOTION WORLDLY MENTALITY TO BE SEEN AND MAKE OURSELVES LOOK GOOD BEFORE MEN! These people do this to draw sheep to themselves and not to CHRIST!

    It is a false godliness, the god of Baal that they have been duped with! Revelation 2:20 speaks to the types like Oprah and even the Pulpit Pimps. “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.”

    In this season that GOD has been chastening me, purging the leaven, the prosperity gospel(…GOD does have prosperity but it must be in the proper context of CHRIST not in the world’s meaning…), and tearing me down(idolatry of me, myself, and I-LOL)…Praise GOD…I have found my FIRST LOVE again because I have repented and have a greater discernment than ever before..Saints of GOD…GOD IS NOT PLEASED with the way we represent HIM as a whole today in America! WE MUST REPENT and RETURN TO HIM and DIE TO SELF and TAKE UP OUR CROSS…DAILY..AMEN!

    KEEP ON SPEAKING TRUTH BROTHER!

  7. 7 speaking truth August 19, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    You know, my “holy” intuition tells me that the biggest SIN and LIE coming forth across today from the “Jezebels” like Oprah and “Pulpit Pimp Pastors and Churches” is they EQUATE “Gain is Godliness”.

    You are 100% correct Elder EW! It’s taught in most of the mega clubs across the country (and in the UK) every Sunday and Wednesday: you gotta pay God in order to “play”. Creflo Dollar even said that in order to be saved, you must be prosperous!

    There are people who give selflessly every single day of their lives, and you would never hear them say one word about it. Oprah and her ilk? They crow it from the rooftop to bolster their images – and they’re getting their rewards (especially since Oprah may not get her eternall reward unless she repents before the Lord).

    I was watching(watchman discerning doctrine not feeding from) the Word network this past Sunday evening and I was watching this pastor from Ohio…

    I know, EW, I skim The Word Network, TBN, and other stations to see what the wolves are up to these days as well. THe pimp you were watching is R.A. Vernon from “The Word Church” in Cleveland, OH (how ironic that the name of the church is a contradiction to what is said and done inside the church). Pimp Vernon loves money – and he’s teaching his children to love it just as much as he does. His congregation doesn’t mind, they keep laying their hard earned money at Pimp Vernon’s feet, so the game will continue. If you listened to Pimp Vernon long enough at the end of the broadcast, you would’ve heard him brag about his new book, the new skating rink that “the church” built, his influence with pastors all over the world, him, him, him.

    I have found my FIRST LOVE again because I have repented and have a greater discernment than ever before..Saints of GOD…GOD IS NOT PLEASED with the way we represent HIM as a whole today in America! WE MUST REPENT and RETURN TO HIM and DIE TO SELF and TAKE UP OUR CROSS…DAILY..AMEN!

    I completely agree EW and I couldn’t have said it better myself. We’d all do well to repent and return to our First Love and leave all of the othe rcrap behind.

    Amen, Elder, Amen!

  8. 8 EnochWalked August 19, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you Brother Speaking Truth–to GOD be ALL the Glory!

    Yeah, R.A. Vernon–that’s him–100%! This dude was driving his convertible top of the line BMW when he was giving the elderly couple a new car(a Ford Taurus…I thought Ford stopped making those…car did not look brand new to me)–HE IS A HYPROCRITE of the highest order!

    While I am “Holy Venting”(LOL), let me REBUKE another “pimp thang” that has been going on for TOO LONG IN TOO MANY Black Churches and the leadership in them allowing it and receiving it…STOP this bringing $$$MONEY$$$ to the pulpit/altar and laying it at the Bishop, Apostle, Prophet, Pastor, etc. etc.’S feet while he/she is preaching/ministering/teaching! This is CARNAL!
    These people who you give money to are flesh and blood just like you and I! Read James 5:17. YOU ALL who are doing this are COMMITTING the SINs of 1.SHOWING RESPECT OF PERSONS and 2. BEING SEEN BEFORE MEN! If you are led of the SPIRIT(MAKE SURE), give your “seed” in SECRET! Amen.

    You all(I am not speaking to Speaking Truth…but You all–you know who you are!) HAVE COMPLETELY BLOWN that scripture where the first christians laid money at the apostle’s feet OUT OF CONTEXT! (P.S. Brother Speaking Truth, the Pimps read your blog too! and you got some “Nichodemus'” out there-Smile!)
    Acts 4:33-37–Get the understanding of this passage!
    Saints, Wanna-be-Saints and Aints Read that passage again!
    The new converts were SOLD OUT and SOLD POSSESSIONS to FUND THE GOSPEL–NOT FUND MAN, BUILDINGS, PUT THE PASTOR IN A MANSION, 501C3 & TAX WRITE-OFFs, GET YOUR FAMILY NAME ON THE STAIN GLASS WINDOWS, & GET PRAISE/HONOR BEFORE MEN!
    The money went towards the MISSION of spreading the GOSPEL of the LORD JESUS CHRIST–NOT for the Apostles! The FIRST APOSTLES did not take that money for their OWN BENEFIT! (Act 4:35) And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. DO YOU ALL SEE THAT–THIS IS THE TRUE MEANING OF GIVING TO THE TRUE CHURCH OF GOD(not an organization but an ORGANISM)…Distribution was made unto EVERY MAN according as he had need…The FIRST APOSTLES HAD SOLD OUT AND LEFT EVERYTHING TO FOLLOW CHRIST–YOU WANT PROOF–WELL HERE IT IS
    Mark 10:28 and Luke 18:28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
    Luke 5:28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him…This applied to Levi(Matthew, the publican)

    QUESTION for the listening Audience?…Who have you heard in today’s modern ministry that is on TV (even the ones not on TV) or of world reknown that has left all for CHRIST? Name one—I dare you–You will not find one who is onTelevision or of world reknown that has LEFT ALL!

    Brother Speaking Truth…I am going to email you privately a link on giving, tithes, and offerings that I came across recently that WILL BLOW AWAY the False Prosperity Doctrine(***there is a prosperity from the LORD but it must be demonstrated and seen in the proper spirit and context***) and REBUKE anyone that preaches, endorses, or supports a false prosperity gospel…I will not post it here publicly because it would be out of order to post a doctrine without your permission. Amen.

    Be Blessed in JESUS NAME!


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