Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Standing Against A Foreign Invasion

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. (Acts 5:29).

The “revival” in Lakeland Florida should serve to initiate a call in the Christian community to a holy “rebellion” as opposed to “submission” towards the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) elite, and those deriving “spiritual nourishment” from its monstrous tentacles. As believers, we must exercise discernment concerning certain church leaders, pastors, the books we read, the Christian television shows we watch, the music we listen too---to see whether these things are truly aligned with the Word Of God. The New Apostolic Reformation crowd composed of the so-called “new apostles and prophets” are contaminating the Church with new age theology and dominionist apostolic alignment hogwash. From promoting new age philosophies to perverted sexual behavior from its leaders to the selling of cyberspace church pews (Extreme Prophetic), this group has repeatedly exhibited ungodliness and promoted antichrist teachings. Additionally, and despite them, our senses are becoming dull to ungodly images and godless Christian music from various sources. Teachings on holiness too often encompass shallow and empty buzzwords; and many of today’s so-called leaders frequently refer to secular trashy tv shows and movies in their messages. Irreverent teachings abound (such as by “mystic” John Crowder) on God, and the prosperity gospel is being marketed with fervent greed. Sadly its not a new problem.

EZEKIEL 44:6-8
6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,
7 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.
8 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Are church leaders teaching godliness or are they teaching compromise? Are they teaching the believer to have a reverential fear of God? The Lakeland healing revival reeks of compromise, idolatry, new age mysticism and corruption. The NAR apostate declared Todd Bentley will be “aligned” under certain “super apostles” (John Arnott, Bill Johnson and Che Ann) to facilitate “correction”; however Bentley reportedly has been receiving “guidance” from two of these men for a couple of years now. Has it done Bentley any good in that time? The obvious answer is “no”, for it is tantamount to the blind leading the blind. The bad theology in this movement only aided in helping to make Bentley the man he is today, a deceiver teaching damnable heresies.

2 Peter 2:1
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

We need to “revolt” against these people, and come out from among their leadership. You need not submit to them, and you need not feel bad about it either. You need not question whether you are being rebellious by leaving them, because you are more likely rebellious staying under them. Jesus said “If you love me keep my commands”. But the NAR and its constituency say “Go with the flow”, and “jump in the river” never taking responsibility for generating a stinking cesspool containing a mixture of false spirituality, faulty revelations, along with a smattering of Word.

Jeremiah 6:13-15
13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.

They say in their actions “never mind His commands because ‘we have a new revelation”; and questioning their authority and living by the Word is "bondage"…it’s "religion". “Peace, peace, grace grace”, and Lord how they try to abuse it. Anti-submission to their false authority is equivalent to having a Jezebel spirit, their thinking processes is fragmented and eroded by false doctrines. No doubt some reading this may say I am promoting division and not unity. That’s right. I am …in certain cases regarding specific types of people.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18
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

God said in His Word what communion does light have with darkness? Pastors leading their flocks astray by embracing the bad theology of the new apostolic prophetic movement are dangerous. Move out from among them, and separate from them. Find another church. Contribute to a different ministry. Unify with those in truth, and admonish those in error, but should we attempt to unify with those preaching a different gospel? Pray for those trapped in this vicious lie for their sakes, for being deceived, they go out deceiving others. We don’t cast them aside, but we must separate ourselves from them. Notice how opposition to them invokes behavior exhibited by people typically brainwashed by cults. They are ensnared by the enemy and do not know it, they cannot see 'the forest for the trees'.

Ephesians 5:3-9
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

Lakeland demonstrated the NAR apostolic prophetic type of leadership well: messy, inconsistent, new age themes, gross biblical error, antichrist, greedy, idolatrous, prideful, sensual, etc. We cannot relax and let our guard down because the revival in Florida is pretty much over (despite Lakeland II), indeed, it is just a facet of a much larger and dangerous problem emanating from the apostolic prophetic movement. C. Peter Wagner and and his host of false apostles and prophets are still out there---twisting the Word of God, exalting themselves and spreading error like an insidious disease. It’s time to move away from these people prostituting the Word for their ill-gotten gain and idolatrous worship of each other. For indeed, they are the rebellious ones.