A Word Against the Wilderness Outcry

Against the Outcry

The following is a comment I put up at the blog linked above. This is a group of people – Christians and Atheists who are against the upcoming Wilderness Outcry coming to their hometown in Missouri this June. The blog has linked some of my related articles to help get the word out. Please pray that the deceitful teachings of Dutch Sheets and Lou Engle be revealed to the people. Their false doctrines and silly ideas are damaging to the true faith!

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We need to put this in its proper perspective. Dutch Sheets and Lou Engle are part of what is known as the NAR (New Apostolic Reformation) under the leadership of C Peter Wagner. They subscribe to the latter rain doctrine (Dominionism/Kingdom Now/Manifest Sons of God) which teaches that in the final days God will pour out His Spirit in a way that He never did in the past. They believe there will be an end time army of believers, taken from Joel 2 that will have supernatural ability never before experienced. Some of them will achieve a sinless state, embodying Christ Himself. It is complete heresy!! This is the driving force behind what is called Joel’s Army or Engle’s The Call, the Nazirites. They also believe God has called them to take dominion over the earth, in all 7 areas of influence, aka the 7 mountains – religion, entertainment, media, education, government, etc. They believe this can be achieved through these prayer/worship/fasting gatherings.

What their teachings and beliefs come down to is their own personal interpretations of scripture. They take the words of the bible out of context to support whatever dreams or visions or prophetic words they claim to have had. They throw out any regard to what the scriptures truly mean or who is being addressed, but use them for their own purposes. Much regard and importance is given to their own subjective supernatural experiences which is known as experienced-based theology, having no basis in the truth of the word of God. Their followers who trust and support them do so at their own detriment, but believe they are fulfilling the call of God and that they have been called to this service being forerunners or having special purpose or ability above that of a normal Christian. These movements are very dangerous, very deceptive. Once people become wrapped up it is very difficult to show them the truth.

I am a Christian. I believe in the word of God as it is written. These people, even tho they use the name of God and throw scripture around do not speak for true Christianity. It is very important for us to make that as clear as possible. They are liars and have their own plans and purposes aside from anything God has done, outside His will or purpose. All anyone has to do is to read the bible to find this out. It is not hard to see the lies.

Numbers do not have special purpose, nor are they ever used by God to communicate messages to His people. This is numerology and is used in the occult, a practice of divination forbidden to us by God. (Leviticus 19:26) To confirm this, scan the bible and see if God ever used numbers or a grouping of numbers to speak to people. You will find He did not. There are some who call themselves Christians yet teach numbers have meaning. (I know because I took their courses, only to find out the truth later.) And to multiply that number gives that meaning more emphasis. This is why the number 7 is expressed as 777, or 4 as 444, etc. A little research into numerology will confirm this as true. The bible was written without the numbering system as divided into chapters and verses. Man did that to make it easier to read, study and refer to. So the little scenario of 444 acres being Isaiah 44:4 is questionable since God didn’t use the numbering system anyway!!

This connection with Nazirites is part of the Old Covenant, having nothing to do with Christianity. It is old and should be put aside, not practiced or encouraged. Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Covenant and is the New Covenant. We call ourselves Christians because we follow Christ and His teachings and His ways. If we are to take on a vow of the Nazirite we need to be aware there is more to it than just the vow in itself. So, these followers may want to ask themselves if they are ready to follow ALL of the rules and requirements of a Nazirite because there’s more there than just getting caught up in the emotional moment and making a vow. (God takes vows seriously!) Again, this is like a buzz word, making Lou Engle look as tho he knows what he is talking about. He does not – otherwise he would teach all the requirements of a Nazirite. If he is truly a Christian he should take a closer look at what he is telling people because he is teaching them to do something other than what Christ does. In effect, he is causing a separation between Christ and His followers!

Being a Christian I must point out that upon salvation we are given the indwelling of the Holy Spirit who is Jesus Christ living with us, guiding, directing. The Holy Spirit is not a separate entity, but what is known as the third person – Father, Son, Holy Spirit. He reveals Jesus Christ. He has nothing of Himself for He is God. The Lord does not visit His people in special places. There are no longer places on earth set aside for worship or visitation. This was symbolized when Jesus was crucified and the curtain in the temple Holy of Holies was torn in two. It signified man now has access directly to God, not longer needing a priest or sacrifice to go before Him.

God treats all people as individuals and while we are called to pray we cannot repent on behalf of our nation and expect that will change things. It will not. Change will only happen when people recognize their need for a Savior, when they recognize Jesus Christ is the mediator, the one who came to reunite a sinful person with a Holy God. A God who loves us so much that He (Jesus) died for us. When we recognize this need and turn from our own selfish needs. we look to the needs of others, esteeming them more than ourselves, we can only truly love or care for another through the love of God Himself. The key aspect to anything we do is to preach the gospel. This other stuff is something other than true Christianity and I feel it of the utmost importance to show the difference as best I can. This world will continue it is sin and destruction until the return of Jesus Christ. Mankind will not change this nor will he ever be granted dominion in the way the NAR intends. They are far from the truth and must be exposed.

I have links to resources where much more information on these topics have been compiled in greater detail. I will be happy to supply them if you wish.

We are warned repeatedly in scripture of false teachers, prophets and doctrine, and that others will come in the name of Christ. This deception is very old. Please know there is a coming world leader who will take over control for a time. He will be political and religious and is known in the word as the antichrist. He will seem to be a man of peace, but only for a time. This is why it is of the utmost importance to know the difference between the true Christ and the imposter(s) and to be prepared.

The disasters on the earth happen because the earth itself is fallen. I do not believe this is God judging anyone yet. But that will come. These people who claim the storms and earthquakes, etc are judgments of God have no real way of knowing that with any certainty. To claim that we can come together and pray to avoid further devastation is an outright lie. Sheets is using fear to motivate others to follow him, manipulation is considered a form of witchcraft! It is enough to know that God allows the storms and disasters and there is no way of knowing if we will be included in the next one or not. Please be ready for what is to come on the earth.

Jesus said My Kingdom is not of this world – John 18:36
The promise and work of the Holy Spirit – John 14:26, 16:7-14
The purpose of Christ – John 3:16-17

Eschatology and Double Cross

This is a very good article! We will do well to keep this truth -taken from it- in the forefront of our minds when approaching all things political and social –

While Jesus was born into a politically-charged environment, He would not enter the political arena or reduce His message to something that could be identified with a political party. The New Testament restricts its comments on political activity to understanding the prophetic significance of such events and to pray for those in authority lest they be influenced by things more sinister.

For how many leaders have we voted for thinking more of them than we should, how many ministers, evangelists and prophets also, all proving to be something opposite from what they spoke? How many more times will we be taken in this same way?

Lots of good information here –  🙂

Eschatology and Double Cross

“The Theology of Disillusionment”

by James Jacob Prasch

In the aftermath of the Hasmonean Period in the century before the birth of Jesus, Israel quickly degenerated from the spiritual revival of the Maccabees and the national resurgence that followed to causing itself to being sucked in to a bad deal that had tremendous religious and political ramifications. Her own leaders entered into a treaty, trusting people who should never have been trusted because they looked to man instead of to God. Part of their motives were economic and strategic in terms of their national security. There were also elements of cultural leanings towards Rome as their had been towards Greece before the Maccabees. At the time of the Roman triumvirate, the Roman general Pompei arrived from Rome offering Israel the protection of the Roman Empire and economic advantage. The spiritual corruption of the Levitical priesthood, and what emerged as the Sanhedrin, predisposed the national leadership to enter into a concordant not ordained of God. At one point the High Priest, John Huricanus, had himself proclaimed king, violating the Scriptural prohibition that a king must be a descendant of David from the tribe of Judah while the High Priest had to be a descendant of Aaron from the tribe of Levi. The Levitical priesthood became a political monarchy in a union of what in modern terms we would call “church and state”, that God’s Word prohibited even in the Old Testament. As Rome’s sphere of power blossomed and new potential threats bloomed, Israel’s leaders, both religious and political, with popular backing of much of the public, pressed for the protection of Rome. Plainly, Israel had forgotten the lessons of Isaiah 30-31 during the reign of Hezekiah when God castigated those pressing Judah to seek protection against Assyria from Egypt.

No sooner had Israel agreed to become a protectorate when Pompei entered the holy city of Jerusalem and marched into the Temple, trespassing into the Holy of Holies. When anyone other than the High Priest on the Day of Atonement (”Yom Kippur“) entered the Holy of Holies, it is a type of the Antichrist (Daniel 9:27; Daniel 11:31; Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14; Luke 21:20; 2 Thessalonians 2:4). Israel feared another Antiochus Epiphanes from whom the Maccabees led their liberation from, defiling God’s Temple, so they looked to Rome. Instead Rome defiled it to their national shock and dismay. They had not only been betrayed by Rome, but by their religious and national leaders. Ultimately, however, in actual fact the majority of people betrayed themselves. The very thing they tried to prevent with their own devices they foolishly caused to happen.

Not only was the Temple defiled by Pompei, but instead of being a protectorate they found themselves a Roman colony governed by mad emperors from abroad and by Roman surrogates locally. This period saw the rise of two major types of the Antichrist: one was Caesar Augustus (formally the General Octavius of the Battle of Actium), and the other Herod the Great. While other emperors had been deified posthumously by the Roman senate, Caesar Augustus, who was emperor when Christ was born, was proclaimed to be a god in his lifetime. And with his census recorded in the nativity narrative of Luke’s Gospel, assigned numbers to people when Christ came the firs time in order to maintain economic control of most of the known world. Herod the Great was a Nabatean of Idumean ethnicity who was culturally Roman but who had embraced Judaism for political purposes much like all Texas politicians are “born again” at election time in the modern world, or as all unionist politicians are good Protestants at election time in Northern Ireland, or as all Irish or Italian politicians are good Catholics when they are running for office in Boston or Chicago.

Herod personifies the beast of Daniel that reappears in Revelation 12 trying to kill the baby coming out of the woman, and when the baby is raptured in the divine rescue kills the rest of her offspring. (Rev. 12:1-5, 17) Pompei, Caesar Augustus, and Herod were one Antichrist after another, much as their will be many Antichrists before the ultimate Antichrist and Jesus’ coming again. There will be another Pompei who will enter the Holy of Holies in the character of Antiochus IV. There will be another Caesar Augustus who will number people to maintain full financial and economic control. (Rev. 13) And as Revelation 12 tells us, there will be another Herod. These are complex typologies that will be explored in greater depth in our forthcoming book on the Antichrist. However, the message and pattern is clear.

By Jesus’ day there was a Temple to Caesar Augustus at Caesarea Philippi on the ruins of the ancient temple of Pan where Jesus gave His declaration of Himself being the Rock in Matthew 16. This was on the lower ridge of Mt. Hermon towering over Galilee below. In Jerusalem the Fortress Antonio overshadowed the Temple and Temple Mount itself with its eagles, symbols not only of Pagan Rome but Pagan Rome’s dominion over the house of God eclipsing the heart and soul of the people of God and their identity as a nation in a covenant relationship with the One True God. It was quite a mess, but in the final analysis it was largely a mess of their own making.

It is of little surprise that on February 1, 2010 Prime Minister Berlusconni of Italy arrived in Jerusalem. Breaking with the left-wing socialists who dominate the European Union, Mr. Berlusconni, despite being immersed in a series of financial and political scandals, remains an outspoken friend of the USA, a critic of Islamic culture and civilization (which he has compared to Communism as a deficient entity that must be defeated and that will fall in the squalor of its own depravity) and has consistently been a vocal supporter of Israel. Upon arrival in Jerusalem Mr. Berlusconni announced his plans to push for Israel membership into the European Union. Meanwhile the Vatican in Rome remains consistent in posturing itself to play a role in brokering a Middle East peace based on some kind of internationalization of Jerusalem in a climate where the pope seeks to regain the cloak he inherited from the Pagan emperors of Rome as Pontiff.

As we have explained multiple times in our recorded material, the emperors bore the religious title of “Pontificus Maximus” (the Great Bridge Builder between and among faiths) as head of Rome’s Pantheon; again in a marriage of church and state. A political figure wants to draw Israel into a revived Roman Empire while a religious one wants to be the bridge between Judaism, Christendom, and Islam. To those who understand Scripture and understand history in light of Scripture, the prophetic implications of these events are evident. At the very least they demonstrate a trend that is plainly of eschatological consequence. The prophet Daniel tells us that the Antichrist (akin to Pompei) will deceive Israel into making a treaty, break it, and betray them, leaving them not merely disillusioned, but devastated.

America and Israel have labored for decades to shift a normally pro-Arab Europe towards one more favorable to Israel at a time when grass root reactions to growing Islamic radicalism are mounting in Britain and Holland, and incipiently in Italy, Germany, and France. Meanwhile the Israeli left of the Labor Party coalition are dominated by socialists such as Simon Peres and other members of Socialist International who are natural bedfellows to the socialist eurocracy of Brussels and the so-called quartet mediary Tony Blair who is a member of the Bilderbergers and who converted to Roman Catholicism without gravitating into the fanciful speculations of conspiracy theorists.

It is obvious the stage is being set for something to happen that will not be simply politically transforming, but theologically stupendous. When and how this will happen we can only speculate, and again it is imperative that we avoid the wild conjectures of lunatic fringe conspiracy theorists, including those who combine conspiracy theories with their particular interpretations of End Times prophecy. What is also imperative, however, is that we recognize that these events are indeed lining up with End Times prophecy. As always the early trends are brought, but at some point they become specific and defined. Betrayal is once again on the horizon. As in the past, it arrives from Rome. As in the past, it is self-afflicted. As in the past, it fulfills the prophecies of Daniel. And as in the past, those people whose hearts and minds are truly the Lord’s, and these alone, will understand. (Daniel 11:33; Daniel 12:3)

To spiritually discern the politics of betrayal, one must understand the theology of betrayal. Whenever a nation or a people, no matter how strong its biblical heritage, stops looking to the living God and looks to man for salvation, they are doomed and they bring the doom on themselves. This is foremost true of God’s own covenant people Israel, but this principle co-equally applies to the Christian church; as the Apostle Paul wrote us, “If God did not spare the natural branches, neither will He spare you“. (Romans 11:21)

Israel’s closest thing to a true friend has been the United States. And this is without doubt one reason God’s judgment has not already fallen on America. (Genesis 12:3) Yet the theology of politics and betrayal abound no less in the USA as they do in Israel and Europe.

Naive Christians heralded Ronald Reagan as a pro-life brother in Christ. In a colossal act of betrayal Reagan appointed pro-abortion judge Sanda Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court. It was O’Connor, a Reagan Republican, who wrote both the Supreme Court’s decision on outlawing the Texas anti-sodomy law which opened the door for states to move towards same-sex marriage with co-equal adoption rights for homosexuals and lesbians to raise up a child to be a homosexual or lesbian, and also authored the decision ordering the Ten Commandments out of the judicial building in Alabama. It was Dwight Eisenhower’s Republican Supreme Court of Earl Warren who ordered God out of the classroom. It was Richard Nixon’s Republican Supreme Court of Warren Burger who ordered God out of the maternity ward with Roe v. Wade. It was Ronald Reagan’s pro-abortion Supreme Court appointee who ordered God out of the courtroom. All the while, naive and undiscerning Christians have swallowed the lie that the Republican Party is more “Christian” than the Democrat Party, when in fact the record proves that it was Republicans who ordered God out of the classroom, the maternity ward, and the court demonstrating categorically and without mitigation that a Republican politician is everything that a Democratic politician is plus a liar on top if it. These are the simple and undeniable facts of history.

It was George W. Bush who first celebrated Ramadan at the White House. The Epistle of 1 John that which denies the Father and Son relationship is by scriptural definition “Antichrist”. Yet George W. Bush placed a copy of the Koran, which states that God has no Son, in the White House in order to honor Islam after September 11th as he continued the express visa program for Saudi Arabians who outlaw the New Testament from even being brought into their country. Somehow one cannot imagine Winston Churchill putting a copy of Mein Kampf in 10 Downing Street after Hilter’s Luftwaffe leveled Coventry and half of Liverpool and London, nor can one imagine even an FDR issuing visas to Japanese Kamikaze pilots after Pearl Harbor. Yet many Evangelical clergymen have lined up in election after election to endorse one Republican candidate after another.

As we speak, Senator Scott Brown, who sensationally won Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in Massachusettes, announced that while he opposed federal funding for abortions, he believes in the right to abort a baby in circumstances where there is no clinical warrant as has the Republican candidate for Senate in Illinois.

While Jesus was born into a politically-charged environment, He would not enter the political arena or reduce His message to something that could be identified with a political party. The New Testament restricts its comments on political activity to understanding the prophetic significance of such events and to pray for those in authority lest they be influenced by things more sinister.

On the left, liberal clergy such as Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jeremiah Wright, and some would say Rick Warren, endorse Democratic candidates the same as the late Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson endorsed Republicans. This replays the state of Israel in the early 1st Century in terms of corruption of the clergy who misled the people.

Jerry Falwell accepted millions of dollars in contributions from Korean cult leader Sun Yung Moon, who claimed to be the return of Christ in the flesh. Pat Robertson, who has given multiple false prophecies in God’s name, promoted the Toronto Experience and signed Evangelicals and Catholics together, also began a broadcasting ministry of contributions of Christians to preach the Gospel. He and his son then sold it to Rupert Murdoch and pocketed the money to the tune of nearly $1 billion. Jeremiah Wright, the mentor of Barrack Obama preached, “God damn America”, delivered racists pronouncements against white people from the pulpit, and invited Louis Farrakan, a racist Muslim who claims to ride in flying saucers, to preach at his church, which Barrack Obama supported for years with $500 a week tax deductible donations. It was interesting that Obama, on a visit to San Francisco, denounced hunters in Pennsylvania for clinging to their constitutional right to bear arms and to their faith when Obama’s own declared faith is a church where they preach “God damn” the same country of which he wished to be President.

The hypocrisy of politicians is eclipsed only by the hypocrisy of corrupt clergy just the same as we read in the Passion Narratives in the Gospels. Raising millions from corporations and foundations to help disenfranchised urban blacks with his Rainbow Coalition, Baptist minister Jesse Jackson paid a salubrious salary to the mother of a child he adulterously fathered out of wedlock to keep her quiet. In the 1940’s before the era of civil rights and Martin Luther King, when injustices against blacks were easily ten times worse than anything that exists today (particularly in the South), fewer than one in ten black children were born out of wedlock. Today seven out of ten are born out of wedlock. What chance do such poor children have with no father figure? And what chance does black America have when their leader is one of such absent fathers who, moreover, takes money contributed to help poor blacks in order to treat the mother of his love-child as a rich one to buy her silence?

We are again back to the debauchery of the religious system of Second Temple Period Judaism. Call it the “Sanhedrin” or the “World Council of Churches”, call them the “religious right” and the “religious left”, or call them “Pharisees” and “Saduccees”. Today, just as in biblical times, they are six of one and a half dozen of the other. Things have not changed much either in Israel or anywhere in the Judeo-Christian world. The legacy of hypocrisy endures, perpetuated by the lowest form of political slime and beatified by the lowest forms of theocratic scum. That is what it was like in the time of Jesus, and that is precisely what it is like today. How long Christ will tarry we cannot say, and how long His judgment will tarry we cannot say, but they will not tarry forever, of this we may be sure.

Disillusionment and betrayal are pan-historical. Barrack Obama debated Hillary Clinton and promised his supporters “Change” from what things had been under the Bushes and Clintons. Among his first acts after being elected to the presidency was to appoint a Clinton as Secretary of State and to reappoint Bush’s Secretary of Defense after running against the very foreign and defense policies advocated by both Clinton and Bush. The only thing Barrack Obama changed was his socks.

Obama was the lawyer for Acorn that pushed more than any other for sub-prime lending as a “civil right” for minorities. And his Chief of Staff, Rob Immanuel, earned $16 million in the Fanny-Mae/Freddie Mac mortgage fiasco that triggered the present economic crisis. Obama himself received more campaign contributions from Fanny and Freddie than any other member of the Senate except for Chris Dodd, who chaired the committee that exercise oversight over these institutions. It was his fellow Democrat, homosexual Barny Frank, who had a homosexual lover on the board of these institutions, who used his position as Banking Committee chairman to block the caveats being issued of the coming collapse. Sub-prime lending was the brainchild of Jimmy Carter and the darling of the Clintons who expanded it even more than it was of Bush. Yet Obama blames the previous administration for the mess he inherited, when in fact it was a mess he and the members of his administration such as Geithner and Immanuel largely created and profited from. It is little wonder that upon coming to office, he frantically wrote welfare checks for banks allowing them to increase their profits wildly, borrowing money at zero percent interest and lending it out at rates of 5%-8% paying handsome bonuses to kingpins of the banking establishment from where he recruited most of his key staff and cabinet members responsible for economic policy and financial regulation. His left-wing supporters were left stunned.

Obama repeatedly promised that all proposed legislation would be posted on the White House website five days before any vote by Congress. Instead he delivered a 1,300 page intricate and confusing tripling of the national debt to members of the House and Senate at 11 PM the night before the vote demanding it be passed to be sure that unemployment would remain under 8%. Unemployment is now above 10% and in real terms closer to 18%. It was Reagan who tripled the national deficit, then it was George W. Bush who tripled it again. Now Obama has tripled that, threatening the viability of the dollar the future economic sovereignty of the United States.

Many in the business community who supported him like Warren Buffet feel betrayed while one independent economist after another has come to the realization that Obama is an economic madman bent on pistol suicide. The solvency of the government, and a potential run on the dollar, plus a downgrade in the rating of federal adventures have become terrifying prospects under the presidency of someone who is plainly inept, inexperienced, unqualified, and utterly disposed to tell lie after lie. He promised his supporters that he would appoint no lobbyists to positions in his administration, yet he has appointed six including Attorney General Eric Holder.

Editorialists are openly saying that Obama has already become a lame duck whose popularity has declined faster than any other President in modern history. Baring unforeseen events, he is likely to be the next Jimmy Carter, a one-term loser fire from office by the electorate as an incompetent and also to be the next George W. Bush who will leave office without a legacy.

What is important about this for Christians is not the policies or the politics itself, but the manner in which Obama reached a Messianic stature, even being called a political “messiah” by the biased left-wing media. Many Evangelicals overlooked his position on partial-birth abortion and his advocacy of homosexuality and lesbianism to the point of holding gay and lesbian pride picnics on the White House lawn. From Christians in so-called “Emergent” and “Purpose Driven” churches who placed temporal concerns regarding the environment and opinions about social justice on the front-burner and moral issues such as abortion and homosexuality on the back, to Afro-American Pentecostals and Baptists, many Evangelicals were swept up in Obama fever, looking for a political messiah to save America and to save the planet.

Just as Bush and Reagan misled the religious right and left professing Evangelicals disillusioned, those Christians and others who looked to Obama for change are likewise left disillusioned, confused, and arriving at the daunting realization that they have been lied to and betrayed. Once again, however, it is easy to blame politicians who are deceivers by nature and who know how to manipulate with their eloquence and subtlety of the cleverly manufactured lies they fabricate. In the end however, the truth of the matter is the delusion they suffer is one they suffer because they deluded themselves.

Israel is self-deluded, always looking for any Messiah but the true one, from Bar Kochba to Sabbatai Tsvi to Jacob Frank to Menachem Schneerson. They will cheer any messiah except the genuine Messiah Yeshuah. So too the post-Christian, neo-Pagan Protestant world will celebrate the ascendancy of any political messiah to rescue them from their own devices now that they have rejected the True Messiah who can rescue them from their sins.

This ancient disillusionment that always arises from the advent of false messiahs following the rejection of the true one is but a cartoon before the movie. The worst is yet to come. For years we have warned if people cannot see through an obvious false prophet like Pat Robertson, Todd Bentley, or Benny Hinn, there is no way they will see through the False Prophet of Revelation 13.

We must realize that the frenzy generated by Adolph Hitler and Ayatollah Komeini was something that the peoples of Germany and Iran could not see until it was too late. This is the same spirit that propelled Israel to welcome Pompei, and it is the same spirit that propelled America to follow Obama. It always ends in disillusionment and betrayal. For the spirit in back of such phenomena is the spirit of Antichrist. If Germany, a cultural capital of continental Europe at the time could not rightly discern what Hitler was until it was too late and he brought them to destruction, or Italy, the nation of DaVinci, Michaelangelo, and Dante could not discern what Mussolini was until it was too late, and if America, the last remaining super power, could not discern what Obama is, how will they not follow the Beast to come? Satan always manifests himself as Lucifer, an angel of light. So does everyone controlled by the spirit of Antichrist, be it a pope, a Pompei, or an Obama. How easily Israel was deceived. How easily also is the Christian church deceived. Let us, by the grace of God, not be deceived.

With eyes towards heaven, let us remain fixated on the real Christ, that we will not be connived by a false one. Let us not look to Rick Warren’s counterfeit peace plan, but let us rather look to the Prince of Peace. Let us not be captivated by the spirit of Antichrist operating in both the religious and political realm, but let us be filled with the Holy Spirit of Jesus who prepares us for His coming.

Another False Promise

I got this in my e-mail today.  Apparently NOW we will be blessed as a nation for praying for Haiti, or if not, then hell will certainly swallow us up! (or them)  Where does this man get these ideas??? Does Francis truly believe that there hadn’t been any prayers for the people of Haiti until now? What about the Christians living there?

When are these people going to get it right and speak the truth? Tribulation comes to all people, as individuals and to all nations, and has throughout all time since the fall. No one completely escapes devastation and no amount of prayer will ensure that we will. There is no promise for escape. There is no promise if we pray such and such will happen, and if we do not hell will break out. Hell has already broken out!

Here is the true promise, which is one to overcome the devastation of tribulation on a spiritual level, and the one I cling to…

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Either Heaven or Hell
By Francis Frangipane

Since the massive 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, news images of the apocalyptic destruction has stirred intense prayer in me for Haiti. I know I am not alone. I’m convinced that, worldwide, multitudes have been similarly compelled to pray for Haiti. Consider: its capitol city, Port-au-Prince, experienced the deaths of over 225,000 people. This staggering natural disaster is the worst to hit the Americas in recorded history.

We must keep the focus of Haiti in our prayers. If we fail to respond appropriately, certainly hell itself will swallow up this nation. Conversely, when a great need, such as exists currently in Haiti, is answered by great prayer, great things will eventually occur. Thus, I believe the potential for significant breakthroughs exits in Haiti’s future, even the hope of a spiritual awakening.

Yes, we have all heard of the voodoo and the curses upon Haiti – and I will offer some thoughts about this in my next mailing – but let me assure you there is a church in Haiti with whom the Lord is pleased. Indeed, even as we beheld the great devastation, and as we saw inconsolably distraught Haitians sitting with their dead and dying, there was something else to witness in this disaster. Against the backdrop of severe national trauma, media cameras turned toward another group of Haitians. These were people of faith, Haitian Christians. Their hands and faces uplifted, singing hymns of praise to God. In absolute defiance of their hellish circumstances, we saw men, women and children worshiping the Almighty.

I was so proud of my Haitian brothers and sisters in Christ; at the same time, I was also deeply humbled by the depth of their character. Those who were, perhaps, considered “last” in the eyes of man, God has esteemed and lifted as first. He has showcased their faith. Their remarkable trust in Him has become an unceasing witness of God’s grace to the world, both the saved and unsaved. I cannot remember seeing anything more powerful in recent years.

So let us honor and thank God for the Haitian Christians for their obedience to Christ. Let us also thank God for the small army of first responders who have fearlessly and compassionately committed themselves to Haiti’s redemption.

Finally, to all, in our world of rapidly changing priorities, let us not allow our hearts to soon forget the people of Haiti. This is an urgent hour. We must stand in the gap until victory rises from the ashes of this devastation. Please keep giving, but give in faith that God will bring a great awakening to these people. Keep praying, but pray with vision that godly leaders will arise, and that integrity and wisdom will preside over the rebuilding of Haiti. Yes, let us pray for God’s will to be done on earth, in Haiti, as it is in Heaven, for either Heaven or hell will manifest on Haiti’s streets.

More Bad Water

Related previous articles

Another False Move Meeting

The Convergence of Bad Rivers

Spiritual drunkenness. Want to see what a drunk looks like?  Go to a bar and watch and then watch this video. It’s the same bodily movements and descriptions. Carol Arnott – the more she speaks the more she gets knocked by that spirit. It is not the Holy Spirit, but do you think those in the audience care?  And her husband John who says they’ve had more fun in the last 15 years than is probably legal. Really? Tell that to Christians in other countries who are tortured or martyred for their genuine faith.

Here are a couple of my articles that address these issues if you haven’t already read them:

Another Spirit

Spiritual Drunkenness

I’ve avoided the whole John Crowder/Benjamin Dunn scene because they are so disgusting they are beyond mention. If you want to watch them “toke the ghost” you can find them on youtube easily enough. I can’t get into it here as I find their videos to be nothing but an outright mockery of God.

Their women are teaming with Beni Johnson (Bethel) to do a women’s conference –  Girls Just Want To Have Fun (wasn’t that a Madonna song?  Oops nope. It’s Cyndi Lauper, but of course the most recent recording is Miley Cyrus! Who do you think these Crowder women are getting these messages from?)

Crowder says “its like girls gone wild in the glory”.  Is that supposed to be some kind of compliment?  Or maybe it’s telling of  just what kind of spirit is behind this movement. Then there’s the list of women throughout history who have impacted revival. hmmm.. Whose revival?

Still don’t think Bethel is going contemplative? Crowder is. Listen to the description of his upcoming conferences toward the end of the vid. Birds of a feather…

If you can bear it, watch the video. It links to their own youtube site.

Girls Gone Wild Just Want To Have Fun (links to vid)

Crowder at John Alexander Dowie’s grave (links to vid) and will give an idea of where he gets his “anointing”. (I’m having problems with this link but you can find it on his right sidebar if it doesn’t pop up.)

When I saw IHOP, Bethel and John Arnott (Toronto Blessing) team together I thought that was it. No. Bethel teaming with the Crowder/Dunn gang is beyond it. But, I fear it is still only the beginning. So, if its ok to be drunk in the spirit, now they will be wasted in the spirit. What an outrage before our God!  What vain imaginations!

They say that abortion is the ruination of America, God is judging. But, what about the outright mockery these people have made of Him? We may need to rethink exactly what it is God will judge us for. Lou Engle and all that hot air going out on abortion and his solemn assemblies…He’s right there in the mix.

These people claim faith in the Jesus Christ who died for their sins, the One who made it possible to connect them back into relationship with God the Father. Yet they deny Him with their words of false teaching and prophecy. They deny the true person of the Holy Spirit.  What is left for them now? Their Savior has already come. Who is left to save them?

Awakening or Just Wake Up?

The Awakening and Reformation Tour

Already in process:

Dutch Sheets and Lou Engle bringing the Awakening and Reformation Tour. Sounds like rock and roll to me – TOUR, or a little Rodney Howard Browne.

More taking the seven mountains of influence for the Kingdom of God

Revival and spiritual awakening is not enough. We must reform the seven mountains of our society and culture (family, religion, government, business, education, arts and entertainment, media). In light of this, awakening, reformation, and generational synergy to accomplish a greater goal must be joined. God has asked us to marry them in a series of public gatherings. That plan is now clearly defined and in place.

More twisting scripture to say something other than what it does to convince others to join in:

The Blog: The lord gave us a plan called the 747 Company. He showed us how in first Kings 18 He showed Elijah that there were 7,000 people that hadn’t bowed there knee to Ba’al. We believe that there are 7,000 people who will help us and support us as we go into many different cities in the nation and light fires of awakening and sow seeds of reformation. We are simply asking for 7,000 people to commit to giving 7 dollars a month in support of the Awakening and Reformation tour.  (I don’t see the connection between those who would not bow their knee to a false god and those who are willing to give cold hard cash to a cause.  By all means let’s use the number 7 to make it sound more divine and convincing!)

No one really knew that Jesus was on the scene when John started saying, “Repent, the kingdom of heaven is in your midst.” But God needed someone to announce it. And when we begin to announce and decree these things it does something in the realm of the spirit. It creates an atmosphere that allows God to do what He’s getting ready to do.

So now we need to create an atmosphere to ALLOW God to do what He wants.  More word of faith, speak -things – into- existence garbage repackaged again.

Does anyone really listen to these words to see if the Almighty would really speak them?  We don’t need an awakening. We need to kick these false teachers out of their kingdoms. Wake up, Wake up!

See also: kingdoms

No one really knew that Jesus was on the scene when John started saying, “Repent, the kingdom of heaven is in your midst.” But God needed someone to announce it. And when we begin to announce and decree these things it does something in the realm of the spirit. It creates an atmosphere that allows God to do what He’s getting ready to do.

Allah And The Unknown God

This is a continuation that began with my last article – Is Allah the Great I AM?. As I was reading a booklet on how to share the gospel with Muslims I found the following statement:

When we witness to Muslims, we may safely use the name “Allah” for God. It is the name Arab Christians use, and to use any other name would only bring confusion and be a disadvantage in our witness. The Muslim’s concept of Allah is incomplete. (emphasis mine)

Since the author either believes that Jehovah and Allah are one in the same, or that God is the English or universal name for Allah, he also believes the Muslim’s concept of Allah is incomplete. In this he refers to the “Unknown God”  Paul spoke of in the 17th Chapter of the book of Acts.

However, the issue here is not the fact that the Muslim’s concept of Allah is incomplete. That is silly in itself. Allah is not God. The problem is that they do not know Jehovah God and their knowledge of Him and the gospel of Jesus Christ is nonexistent. There is a difference. And as my previous article proved Jehovah and Allah have nothing in common, they are not one in the same.  It is far from safe to refer to Jehovah as Allah. It is downright blasphemous! He also stated that to use any other name would only bring confusion and be a disadvantage to our witness. Don’t we come in the name of Jesus Christ? Isn’t He the one who died for our sins? But, let’s not use His name, he says. I can’t get around this. I cannot.

It is God who brings the increase – I Corinthians 2:7; the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him – I Corinthians 2:14; the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin – John 16:9.

Paul found that the city was filled with idols and was provoked in his spirit. He reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and Gentiles and in the marketplace. He preached Jesus!  The men knew he was speaking strange things, and they wanted to know what he meant by them. That is when he noticed an altar built to an unknown god. So, Paul proclaimed Him, the one they did not know, the only true God, the creator, one to be worshiped without things made by human hands. He explained to them that God put them right where they were at so that they would seek Him, grope for Him and find Him. And he proclaimed, for in Him we live and move and have our being!

Some mocked Paul. Some became believers. But, there was only the truth, pure and simple. Paul did not encourage or even suggest that they call on God by using a name of an idol god. In all my reading lately of Paul, I can’t see anywhere he would suggest such a thing.

If we are to be effective in once again becoming powerful witnesses of Christ, we need to move from silly notions that appease man. Trickery cannot lead to salvation. It cannot.

Is Allah The Great “I AM”?

Last night I was reading a booklet on how to share the gospel with Muslims. The booklet stated this:

When we witness to Muslims, we may safely use the name “Allah” for God. It is the name Arab Christians use, and to use any other name would only bring confusion and be a disadvantage in our witness. The Muslim’s concept of Allah is incomplete.  (emphasis mine)

Kinda stops you right in your tracks, doesn’t it? It did me.

Names are more than just a better way of calling out “hey you!” Names have significant meanings as to the attributes and character of the person to whom they are given. This is something forgotten in our day, but it is very important. We see this throughout the bible.  More importantly we see this as a way to know and understand the very character of God.

Exodus 2:13 Then Moses said to God, “indeed when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? what shall I say to them?”

14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”  And He said “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, “I AM has sent me to you.”

15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel” The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Issac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.  This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations. (NASB states ..”this is My memorial-name to all generations.”)

Allah can never make these claims. He is not the I AM. He is not the God of Abraham, Issac or Jacob.  Thus his name and the claims behind it could never be a memorial-name to all generations.

Allah may be known in the Qu’ran as the Supreme One, but He is not the I AM. Nor is he truly supreme either, but that’s the ego of satan who got kicked out of heaven for believing he would ascend the throne of the Most High – Isaiah 14:14. See a similarity in the claims here?

A note regarding the scripture referenced above from the NASB states – The phrase “I AM: in Hebrew is closely related to God’s personal name (Ex 6:3 Jehovah or Yahweh or YHWH) which occurs more than 6,000 times in the O.T.  Though the meaning is not completely clear to scholars, it seems to suggest the timelessness of God, the very foundation of all existence.  Perhaps there is a hint to this in Rev. 1:4 “from Him who is, and who was, and who is to come.” Jesus probably alluded to this in John 8:58 “Before Abraham was born, I AM.” Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever (Heb. 13:8).

From Isaiah:

7:14″Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”  (The literal meaning God with us)  See also Matthew 1:23

9:6 And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace…”,

God is known by many other names that tell us who He is – El Elyon, the Most High; El Shaddai, Almighty God or God, all powerful and all sufficient; Jehovah Jireh, the Lord who sees, or the Lord will see to it; Jehovah Rophi, the Lord who heals; Jehovah Makkeh, the Lord who smites, Jehovah Tsebaioth, the Lord of Hosts.  (Information taken from Knowing God by Name, David Wilkerson).

Jesus, highly exalted, the name above all names – Philippians 2:9; Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved – Acts 4:10-12.

As you can see and probably already are aware, God has many, many names. None of them being Allah. The names of God tell us who He is.  In the same manner we can see who Allah is by the Qu’ran in which he commissions his people to kill all non-believers. He has no love for Jews or Christians whatsoever. We can see it in the news as nearly everyday someone is murdered at the hands of the followers of Allah who claim him to be great.

God does not command that His people kill unbelievers, but that we love them and show them the way to salvation through Jesus Christ. God is one of love and compassion. Allah is one of hatred, death and utter destruction. There can be no confusing the two. “God” is not the English equivalent of Allah.

I am sure whoever wrote this booklet did so with good intentions. Maybe the author was taking information from another source and hadn’t bothered to check it for himself. I certainly know what it is like to take someone who is trusted at their word. But, this author is completely mistaken. The claim that we may safely call Jehovah Allah is a pretty scary idea that should make any Christian shudder in unbelief! Someone needs to warn Arab Christians calling Jehovah God “Allah” is nothing short of blasphemy. He is not the great I AM. He is not the God of their salvation.

In Jesus’ Name We Pray

So often we use the name of Jesus. We say it at the end of our prayers. Some make decrees and proclamations based on their desires, claiming to prophecy in Jesus’ name. We believe there is profound power to be had by simply stamping His name to our every wish, desire and prayer.  But is there?  I came on this fascinating reading just the other day.

Taken from The Complete Works of EM Bounds, pp 338-339

Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, I will give,” says Christ, and the Father will give. Both the Father and Son are pledged to give the very things for which we ask. But the condition is “in His name”.  This does not mean that His name is talismanic, to give value by magic. It does not mean that His name in beautiful settings of pearl will give value to prayer.  It is  not that His name perfumed with sentiment and larded in and closing up our prayers and doings will do the deed.  How fearful the statement”  “Many will say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you. Depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”  How blasting the doom of these great workers and doers who claim to work in His name!  (Scripture references: Matthew 21:22, Luke 11:9, John 14:14; Matthew 7:22-23)

It means far more than sentiment, verbiage, and nomenclature. It means to stand in His stead, to bear His nature, to stand for all for which He stood, for righteousness, truth, holiness and zeal.  It means to be one with God as He was, one in spirit, in will and in purpose. It means that our praying is singly and solely for God’s glory through His Son.  It means that we abide in Him, that Christ prays through us, lives in us and shines out of us that we pray by the Holy Spirit according to the will of God.

The words of EM Bounds point us should make us consider that we, as believers have a great responsibility to carry, maybe far greater than many of us have been taught or have realized in the true meaning behind the use of the name of Jesus.


God is Watching

I felt like I needed to shift gears here for a little while. There is so much going on in our nation right now and so much needs the light and truth brought to it, so many need to be warned!  I never expected to get as deeply as I have in this health care issue.  But that is usually how it happens, isn’t it?  We look back later and say – wow.

I would like to focus for a moment or two on the Lord.  I get much peace in knowing just a few scriptures and so I wanted to share them here with you.  So let’s take a moment for a freshened and more Godly perspective.

I love that God is One Who Sees  – as Hagar called him in Genesis 16:13. Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “have I also here seen Him who sees me?”

God is watching.

Psalm 33:13-15

The Lord looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men.  14 From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth; 15 He fashions their hearts individually; he considers all their works.

He sees you, He sees me, He sees all that goes on and knows the intent of all hearts! 1 Samuel 16:7b For the Lord does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

Ecclesiastes 5:8-9  If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent perversion of justice and righteousness in a province, do not marvel at the matter; for high official watches over high official, and higher officials are over them. 9 Moreover the profit of the land is for all; even the king is served from the field.

Those who look to do  evil are watched by those higher than they.

It is God Who is King!

Psalm 47:7-9 7 For God is the King of all the earth;  Sing praises with understanding.
8 God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.
9 The princes of the people have gathered together, the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God; He is greatly exalted.

We are told to watch over and warn each other!

1Thessalonians 5:14 14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. 15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all.

Remember it is Jesus who is our great Savior and Lord, whose kingdom will reign forever!

Luke 3:31-31 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. 3233 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.

So as we go along, hearing bad news, warning others, remember to pray for those in high places. For many of them are lost, and though they speak against us, their only hope is the same as ours, Jesus the Messiah. Without Him, they have no hope and will be eternally lost.  Revelation 20:15 Anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Remember to take a moment for encouragement as it is much needed and to encourage those around us. We cannot find ourselves bogged down in the mire of bad news.   Revelation 2:10 “Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer.  Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death and I will give you the crown of life”.

Remember, to look up for THAT DAY is closer than it has ever been!  Revelation 7:9-11 9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying;  Amen!  Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever Amen.”

Jesus is coming back as His own words remind us as many times as we care to read them of that truth and Who He truly is: Revelation 22:12-13 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

If you are a Christian, find encouragement in these words, and strength to continue your work. Let your light shine!

If you are not, repent!

There is no other hope for the lost, and no other way we can find salvation but through Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came to earth in  bodily form as a man, suffered and died as a man, and rose again proving he is God to bridge the gap between sinful man and a righteous holy God, restoring our relationship as His children.  Repent and turn from your sinful ways, turn to the Lord for forgiveness, strength and hope. Choose Him, for He is life.

The time is coming when all that we have may be taken from us, and we just may be seeing that unfolding before our very eyes!  No one can separate us from the love of God as His children.  In Jesus we find salvation for our sins and hope for tomorrow because He who has promised is faithful to never leave us alone. No man, or other religious belief, or system of government can do what only the Son of God can.  John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.