Friday, July 25, 2008

Come Out From Among Them

The Lakeland Florida Revival has been "good" for the church in several ways:
1. It is exposing gross doctrinal error.
2. It is exposing false teachers, prophets and apostles.
3.It is shedding light on the New Apostolic Reformation and its constituents
4. It is exposing greedy idolatrous people in leadership
5. And for those who will not dunk their heads in the sand and exalt human philosophies over the Word of God, it is shedding light on the new age methods being taught in the Church.

Upon turning the television on a few days ago, I heard two psychics discussing how they can hear God all the time through their spirit guides. The lady on the show affirmed that God belongs to no religious denomination, and how angels play pivotal roles in their lives, such as finances, health, and not only protection. She then affirmed she knew she was going to Heaven, and how we all can have spirit guides who will direct us. I was waiting for Todd Bentley or Patricia King to appear… who knows, maybe next week. The two psychics could had easily gotten up, and two false prophets could had taken their chairs and toss out the cue cards.

The sad fact is a little “doo doo” on the shoe is too much. We need to come out from among these false apostles and prophets, and stop supporting ungodly and error-ridden ministries with our finances, time, and services. I said this previously, and will say so again, I do not like throwing out the names of people, yet I am doing so now because we are called in scripture to warn others.

EZEKIEL 33:2-6
2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:
3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.

You see, because we might like a “piece” of a particular ministry (and some are so perverted we must use such words with caution, lest they think you want “some”), yet you cannot untangle yourself from the error from it to make it clean enough. The Lord says to come out from among them in His Word, that is, we are not to be partakers with both Him and the devil, but ONLY the Most High God. I am not talking about minor issues of interpretation pertaining to scripture. I am talking about withdrawing from “Christian ministers and ministries partaking in occultic new age practices and philosophies, sexually perverted and other ways perverted ministers who utilize their power to manipulate people, and those who want to make a name for themselves and acquire wealth through the gospel. These traits do not just occur in apostolic prophetic circles, but can also be found in the church at large. But keep in mind, these apostolic and prophetic leaders want to instruct churches and the minions on righteous living and being useful vessels unto the Lord, when too many are meditating the aura around a light bulb sitting unclothed transferring false anointings over the telephone to some young gal somewhere.

14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them ; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing ; and I will receive you.
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Paul admonished believers, including Peter to his face, and other people by name in the epistles. These twisting false prophets believe they have found a rickety raft in their muddy waters, and are now claiming “doth negative and hurtful, and not operating in love”. Of course, in calling people “negative, critical, religious, and judgmental”, they contradict themselves, as they claim “they don’t call people 'names'”. Notice how they have a standard all to their own. However, this is not an issue of exchanging surface level "pleasantries". It is an issue of life and death, Heaven and Hell, Truth versus apostasy.

I suggest doing a studious look at the ministers/ministries you support. I am still uncovering things I had not notice before with ministries I use to associate with, and will likely be surprised about some I still associate with. And I can say for me, any ministry endorsing Todd Bentley, Patricia King, Bob Jones, C Peter Wagner, and so forth, I will separate myself from. I am disgusted with these microwaveable prophets and apostles. Many are mercenaries for sale. This is not to say there may be some true apostles and prophets aligned with Wagner, but if they are real and not false, they should see through the gross error taking place in new apostolic prophetic movement. We will never be in the position to hand over “The Kingdom” to Jesus, so that He may then return to newly subdued governments and territories on this earth won over by men. This is totally twisted theology. We are however to go out and win the lost; but scripture does not back up dominion theology. And dominionist advocates have varying prospectives. Google it up and see what “dominion theology” is about. It is twisting scripture so to fill the ambitions of power hungry and/or deceived false apostles and prophets. I do think someone can believe this theology in sincerity and be sincerely wrong. We should find honest, God-fearing non-manipulating teachers, apostles, and prophets, and learn from them. Let their ministries be the object of your financial support and let the Word of God be the ultimate and absolute basis of your understanding.