Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Lines Are Drawn

The Lakeland Florida revival has brought much controversy and several issues affront to the Church. For that part we can be thankful; as false prophets have abounded there like a dime a dozen and have become visible as a swarm of locusts. I know a “prophet” who personally lives there and supports the revival, and I wrote to him recently pointing out some of the error, and urged him to repent and turn from this. People are beginning to see this deception in the church, the corruption of the new apostolic and prophetic leadership (the NAR constituency) which are injecting new age poison into the flock.

"Who is on the Lord’s side?" asked Moses.

EXODUS 32:15-26
15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.
16 And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.
17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.
18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.
19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and broke them beneath the mount.
20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it .
21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?
22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.
23 For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him.
24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)
26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD's side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

What is the calf today? Money, idolatrous apostles and prophets, NAR theology, “power”, recognition and prestige among their peers…Really, the scenario above is similar to the drunken swaggering events of the Lakeland revival.

"Make us gods, have the “prophet” wave his hand upon my forehead, to anoint me so I can do great exploits. We know not what becometh God, do some miracles in your own power, and in your own might for we believe you know God."

Right there, the door opens for the demonic to step into the deceived person’s life. This revival is really big bucks with really big names. It was initially scheduled for five days, but was it planned for five days? I tell you what, I don’t believe it. I believe these people planned in advance to line their pockets fast and hard, right down to the timing of the release of their books which coincided with the revival. Coincidence? Greedy and idolatrous they are. Now, ATM machines are in the tent so people can withdraw hard earned money to impart money to these conning leeches.

We have become a microwave Church. I perceive some of these false prophets knowingly embrace the occult. People think they can insert a coin in God’s hand, and He will do a jig for them and crank out third heaven portal experiences. What they get instead is demonic oppression and divining spirits. Then the question becomes, are they better for it or worse? The answer is obvious.

MATTHEW 12:43-45

43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

God still heals today. He can meet your need where you are. You don’t need an impartation from Hell from a false prophet, you need Jesus Christ. Stand on His Word and His promises.

God is using this scamming circus in Lakeland, Florida to open up the eyes of His people. And yes, He has set forth prophets and apostles in the Church, and if they cannot see through this demonic scam, you should not follow them or support them! There are true prophetic voices rising up against this charade! The lines are indeed being drawn, the real versus the fake, the deceived versus those standing on a solid foundation. You will find many of the false prophets standing on New Apostolic Reformation theology. It is sad; most have been deceived by seducing spirits, and have believed these lies for years, and are blinded to this deception. I am hopeful some will come out from this, and will be delivered by God. We must continue to pray for them. Yet, even sadder, some of these people will see through this falsehood, and still make a choice not to follow the Truth. I would not want to be in their shoes standing face to face with Jesus Christ before His throne.