Friday, June 20, 2008

New Age Apostolic Prophetic Groups

Given the healing revival recently in Lakeland, Florida, it is time to write of some of the things the new apostolic prophetic leadership types are advocating. As I said before, not all of them advocate new age techniques, but those following the tenets of the New Apostolic Reformation theology; you had better watch out for such! Already, a choice has been made to follow man-made doctrine over the Word of God; because the NAR offers new spins on the Word. Consequently, more power can be attributed to apostolic prophetic groups which increasingly abuse their “power”, while their leadership lack character and integrity. Devil spits in the eye of such, and they think they have a 'seer anointing' because an eagle flew over their house and pooped on their car simultaneously.

What are some of the characteristic of this group?

1. An inordinate and polluted emphasis on apostolic and prophetic power.
2. Major problems dealing with people, particularly on the outside, as well as within their own niche.
3. Adding and detracting from the written Word of God
4. Emphasis on new age techniques in their ministries like those associated to the Lakeland, Florida revival.
5. Lack of fruit, and excess of merchandise.
6. False prophecies galore.
7. Manipulation of those subjected to their leadership.
8. Isolation by “calling”, as they tend to keep themselves in apostolic and prophetic circles, and limit contact outside of it (poor blokes, no one understands them…wonder why?)
9. Lack of pure Word. They usually talk of things pertaining to individual interpretations from visions or so-called prophecies from themselves, and they sprinkle a little Word on it. Naturally, satan always has a few who will offer confirmation to their demonically inspired prophecies.

In Joshua 1:8, we find this scripture: "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."

This group gives new meaning to the word “meditation”, and some have distorted the scripture above for their benefit; and furthermore, for their online stores. The Oxford Dictionary defines "transcendental meditation as: "a technique for detaching oneself from anxiety and promoting harmony and self-realization by meditation and repetition of a mantra." Today in the new age apostolic prophetic circles, there is an emphasis on using guided imagery and meditation to produce visions. It too involves detaching oneself. Some have become skilled in channeling, whether unknowingly or knowingly. Not only are spirits of divination operating in them; they believe these divining spirits to be the voice of God; but it is a spirit guide which leads them.

Jeremiah 14:14
Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spoke unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of naught, and the deceit of their heart.

Now how godly is that? Would not the Almighty Creator impart visions to those He chooses in His own way, in His own time, and where He wants it to happen? Instead, you got a group of false apostles and prophets who seek these things out through man-made demonically inspired methods in their own strength. And they get something alright, but it is not from God! Then they publish it in newsletters and churn out cds and dvds to further prostitute their demonically inspired ministries. They speak of “soaking”, "mystics", yet what they are absorbing is devils and doctrines of devils. The leaders advocating this malarkey are sensual, walking by sight. Many are cons, and although some may be deceived, it’s not going to be excused. Don’t be fooled.

You will not find the real prophets and apostles in the midst of new age junk and one has to wonder could any real prophet be actually remain caught up in the NAR. Those advocating such things, or advocating ministries which practice such things, stay far away from.