Monday, July 7, 2008

Fool’s Gold

The new age apostolic prophetic apostate are rallying around the Lakeland healing revival, and this is no surprise; as they indeed conceived it, initiated it, implemented it, and continue to orchestrate it. As time passes, and these self-appointed false apostles and prophets respond to “criticism”--- so the time now comes to pull out their “apostolic prophetic bibles”, and twist the Word with undue perfection. Perhaps they will maintain use of the ATM machines in the “glory” tent can be found Matthew 17:27, according to their NAR bibles:

New Apostolic Prophetic Bible
Matthew 17:27
Thou exerciseth wisdom, avoiding taxation and the books. Thou knowest how to avoid the greedy hand of the IRS and store up for thyself.

Mr. Prophet: Tis wise of them, I dare say. We all can’t be greedy, for there is not enough to go around.

How have they responded to “criticism”? With man-made reasonings and twisting of the scriptures---something they are really good at already. Keep in mind, their idea of ‘criticism’ is people upholding the Word of God against to what is being said and done in this revival. When people question the unbiblical things of this revival, they are termed “religious”. When people point out the blaspheming of the Holy Spirit; the Lakeland apostate shrug and say “tis a critical religious spirit.” The Lakeland healing revival has repeatedly failed the Word test and reeks of pride, corrupt motives, greed, and new age pageantry. Not much Word in this thing, but plenty of bamming, bartering, pulsating, jerking, jumping, new age themes, demonic manifestations, and utter falseness. There are no medically substantiated miracles. True to form, the “new apostolic prophetic” Lakeland constituency continue to twist the Word around; as versed so well by their NAR counterparts.

2 Corinthians 4:1-2
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

I Thessalonians 2:1-6
1 For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:
2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.
3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:
6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

Why preach Jesus? Do you suppose a person in Hell would rather been saved while living on the earth, or to had been healed? Give me salvation any day, although God still heals and I believe in supernatural healing. Yet, more importantly, an angel cannot save you, Jesus can. That’s why we preach Him. In Him we live and move and have our being--- not in angels, portals, orbs, and prophetic dance. Not in apostles, prophets, prophetic counsels, roundtables, and music. And certainly not in counterfeit healing miracles. The preaching of Jesus Christ is something you really don’t hear of in this so-called revival. And with an emphasis more on angels, we can see this revival was initiated in deception, thus rotten fruits from the get go. Did the prophets foretell in the Old Testament of salvation through angels and of worshiping angels? Or did they emphasize and foretell of the coming Messiah, of One which would bring salvation and everlasting life? A great light which shines out of the darkness, who is none other than Jesus Christ. For the new apostolic prophetic, any light will do, particularly for their ‘meditation exercises’. Did Paul emphasize angels or did he warn of worshiping them, and warn of deceitful workers? These are wolves sent out into the flock.

Acts 20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Colossians 2:18
18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Would satan send his cronies out on the stage in Lakeland Florida, to announce “angels are the way to salvation” or would he send a slick presentation, with just enough Word, just enough Jesus, along with a new age medley of lies and deception? He is smarter than that, and knows how to bait the hook. Instead he sends “the healing angel”, Winds of Change, and whatever demonic entity to serve his purposes (that is if we can even believe these apparitions are not made up). Covertly and with subtlety he comes.

It is of no surprise, the new apostolic prophetic camp has come out with damage control; akin to a bottle of fake deodorant. Notice lately, in the midst of angels, greed, and bamming, a “little dab” of Jesus, a salvation and then. Could it be by accident? Not. Damage control by liars and thieves. Manipulation for the cameras, and a false word in due season by a dozen other false prophets. After all, many of them share common traits: liars, thievery, false apostolic prophetic anointings, bogus third heaven experiences, and embracing new age techniques along with its devils just to name a few. Keep in mind, however, there are some really who believe this mess, and being deceived, they deceive others. Yet, would not a true prophet see it?

Reportedly, Bentley’s response to the people who are objecting to the revival and pointing out its inconsistencies with the Word, is to call them wizards, witches, warlocks and satanists. An odd response indeed. Bentley proclaims an angel at the Lakeland revival is “like” an angel William Branham claimed was with him. Bentley also claims guidance from a so-called “ angel of the prophetic” named Emma, who was originally female. However, since the recent publication of his new book, the angel is now male. Branham, another false prophet, believed the Word of God was given in three forms: the Zodiac, the Egyptian pyramids, and the written scripture. He also denied the Trinity, disputed the existence of an eternal Hell; and Bentley claims the mantle of William Branham is upon him. Branham was nothing but new age plus elements of Christianity--- total error, antichrist; now consider Bentley and many of the NAR apostolic prophetic group revere William Branham, and even imitate him. I really don’t like throwing out people’s names, but fact is, any reading this knows who I am talking about anyway, and this man and his ministry is of the new age dangerous type and he has habitually lied on many things.

God does not violate His Word. He may have chosen foolish things to confound the wise, but this does not mean He has chosen ungodly things to confound the wise. He does not endorse ungodliness, He may use ungodly people just like He used Nebuchadnezzar to accomplish a purpose such as judgment, but He does not endorse ungodliness or falsehood. Nor has He “chosen” people advocating new age methodology and operating through demonic spirits. Paganism has never been acceptable to Him. He alone demands our whole hearts, our minds, our souls and being. He alone is God. People in the Catholic church worship the Lord, but they also worship Mary, St. Jude, and so forth…do you think this is acceptable to the Lord? No more acceptable than the new apostles and new prophets worshiping Him and yanking on false gods of divination and conjuring demonic visitations. These people are relying on new age demonic power and are sensual and are led by their senses. They are transferring demonic spirits to others and being led by demonic spirits which masquerade as the Holy Spirit. And they are idolatrous---they idolize each other and like fellows. They idolize the “apostolic and prophetic”. They envision themselves more important, more spiritual, over and above other members of the Body. Steeped in pride, deception, ignorance, and idolatry. How do they not realize they have been handed over to their gods?

II Timothy 2:19-21
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.

Mr. Prophet: Oh, well, let me go forth in ministry. The Lord hath not time to prepare me.

You see, ‘you’ can look like “death warmed over”, tattooed, leathered up, with bandanna, sitting on your Harley, and be living a holy and righteous life, with character and integrity, following the principles of God. ‘You’ can also look like “death warmed over”, tattooed, leathered up, with bandanna, sitting on your Harley, and be as greedy, and deceitful and as new age as they come, with a few Word sprinkles on top to cover your foul odor up. ‘You’ can have Elders come out of their musty apostolic prophetic caves and anoint ‘you’ with covetous oils, rings and what not, and leave as greedy, deceitful, and new age as ‘you’ are. ‘You’ can have Brother Bob come up, close his eyes and hold hands to see who gets transported first to heaven---and “any heaven’ will due will this group.

The Nigerian con artists roaming the Internet often start their letters with salutations in “Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ”, or talk about their missionary work, etc. Just become someone dress a little Word on an event, does not make it of God. Many psychics, much like these---as they also share a spirit of divination, claim they hear the voice of God and do Him service. Should we believe them because they claim they know God? I watched a professed psychic on television talk of Jesus, vocalizing His name several times. Many people know “of Him”, but don’t “know Him”.

The Word of God is the standard. It is the final authority. No where in it do you find someone meditating their way into third heaven. These false apostles and prophets are fixated on third heaven, portals, and gorging themselves like swine on THEIR experiences. And God has given them over to their ”third heaven idols” and the like, because they cannot see the idolatrous occultic nature of it (I believe some see). They seek experiences, and He has become secondary. They want to glamorize themselves, their ministries, and be spiritual big shots in the know. Then they say you are jealous because you have not had a bogus third heaven experience or vision straight from Hell.

If they really wanted to know the Lord Jesus Christ, they would not “make” Him out to be whom they want Him to be, but accept Him as the Sovereign God He is. They would learn to wait on Him and accept Him as He is--- whether He is in their face; but more importantly, whether He is silent. He is not battery operated by our whims. We cannot say, “gee, lets go to third heaven today… Lord, see you in a minute”. Instead, you may be tilling your garden or praying, and He imparts a vision to you. And we should always test these things—with His Word and by His Spirit within us. BUT these Tower of Babel builders (the new apostolic prophetic) are going in their own strength; climbing up with demons and coming back down with demons. It’s fool’s gold. Nor do they assess and test it; instead it’s plastered on their websites the next day, and on dvds the next week. And don’t you know, satan will have three false confirmations to go with it?

Another thing the false and deceived bring up when confronting a “threat” to their falsehoods, is that just because something is not written expressively in the bible, does not make it necessarily false. This is true. Yet, I see no account of injecting a person’s computer with a virus in the bible, therefore is it lawful or it vandalism? I see no account of meditating one self into a “third heaven vision” by blanking out one’s mind, therefore is it lawful to invoke demonic spirits and engage in new age practices? Pornography and masturbation is not expressively written, yet most Christians know it is sinful and that the Word forbids sexual immorality. I see of no place forbidding to kick someone in the face to implement healing, yet it is an obvious work of the flesh. Would God heal one part of the body, while injuring another part? Is God desperately acting violent, because He lacks power in a given moment and needs to muster strength? Is it the violent taking it by force, because God needs help from a human being because He felt weak that day? Malarkey. Who will heal them from the “healer”? Jesus Christ still does and can.

We have His Spirit to lead us and guide us into all truth. Many Christians have experienced being led by the Holy Spirit concerning a particular thing, however, if we shove His voice aside after He repeatedly deals with us on something, we may come to not hear His voice at all on a specific issue. I think this is what has happened to some of the deceived ones in the new apostolic prophetic circles.

John 14:16-17
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

I John 2:18-
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us: for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

Any opposition to their theology is now perceived erroneously to be a religious attack. Opposition has arisen because people are coming out against gross error in this movement, and against counterfeits. Counterfeit apostles, counterfeit prophets, and counterfeit revivals. To question the new apostolic prophetic leadership’s authority is treason in their circles, even if they are in violation of God’s Word. One must ask, whom do you place first? God or man? Skilled at twisting things around, they declare you must be divisive, disorderly, rebellious, and religious for not acclimating to their falsehoods. The problem is not rebelliousness from the so-called “heresy hunters”, the problem is their phony authority is invalid because it violates the Word of God. The rebellious ones are those who do not submit to the Word of God, not the ones refusing to submit to men and doctrinal falsehoods. The false apostles and prophets rather believe a lie, and make a name for themselves. After all, their phony reputations, ministries and livelihoods may be at stake, so why question themselves or anything for that matter. Ignorance is not bliss, and it certainly can be dangerous.

1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

I John 3:21
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen