Monday, April 10, 2017

Growing in the Prophetic may NOT be what you think

I have been involved in Prophetic Ministry for over two decades.  Seen the good bad and ugly.  Some of it is better than other.  One trend I have seen among those who minister prophetically is the machine gun prophecy.  That if I talk fast and loud with great emphasis I am more prophetic. 

I get flow. I get the idea that God fills our mouth.  Sometimes however in machine gun prophecy it's just empty words.

There is also a place for consideration.  The way that God delivers a message to his prophets and thru his prophets.  That is almost never rapid fire, loud or simple flow.  It is the capacity to hear from the Throne and deliver the world of the Lord.

An immature or undeveloped prophet often mistakes intensity for the prophetic.  You can be intensely wrong not hearing from God at all.  Most often it is these people who have been placed without wisdom.  They will often pull the God Trump.  GOD TOLD ME.   If it doesn't affect others, I let them say God told me this that or the other thing and let it go at that.  Deluded prophetic may be both or neither.

Most great prophets I have known take time to hear from God.  They many times journal what God is saying.  They measure it against scripture. They test the spirits behind the word given.  The devil knows how to distort the prophetic word and does so often. 

He knows that if he can rile prophets up out of their emotions they can discredit themselves by blurting out what they think they are hearing..  it's not God.

The biggest danger a prophet faces (and I am NOT excluded from this) is the bias we bring to the prophetic, particularly when it has to do with culture, politics, religion and the news of the day.  I am never willing to bring a word when I have been a consumer of news or opinion on a grand scale.  I need to have my mind renewed and clear.  Then when that is the case I can bring what the Lord is saying.  One must have ears to hear.

It isn't easy but it is essential.  We must have our hearts and minds be the heart and mind of Christ.  The measure of true prophetic is the love shown in 1 Corinthians 13.  If there is anger or rancor, there is not the prophetic.  True mature prophetic only says what God says.  Nothing more or less.  It is a matter of being directly in the flow of God.

When I think of Great Prophets I have known or heard, few of them are machine gun prophets.  They measure the words they use and do so in the fear of the Lord.  They know that what they are about to say is going to be tested, first by the Holy Spirit, secondly by other prophets and thirdly by leadership.  A prophet must have leaders who can say to them in Love, "My dear Prophet, I regret to tell you that you are full of crap again".  I use the word crap is in lieu of what they really mean. 

There have been many prophetic voices who are no longer with us who spoke in quiet terms, measured, well strained by the word of God and without. Bob Jones, Kim Clement (who spoke rapidly, but also who used more words than required sometimes). 

So if you are a prophetic voice in the kingdom, use your voice for the benefit of the purposes of the Kingdom.  You matter.  Your reputation is nothing.  Find yourself accountable to others who will judge your words and sometimes call you out. 

Or you are a dangerous loose cannon.. immature and in need of growth.  Sit down for a while.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Face to Face with a Religious Demon - The Fat One

I wrote previously of the tall skinny demon I had a confrontation with. 

About the same time I had another confrontation with another demon of religion.  It was about this time of year.  Religious demons manifest most during the Lenten Easter season.  Never do for Christmas.  I guess the demons hate the idea of a full propitiation for sin.  But that's another topic.

It was late at night.  Suddenly before me a short fat man appeared.  He wasn't just overweight, he was a fatty.  In front of him was a huge table of food. He was eating as fast as he could. Shooing away anyone with whom he might have shared.  He was actually angry at those who thought they should find a place at the table.  He was dressed in a monk's cloak.  Hood and all.  When it seemed he could not eat more he accelerated.

Then the table turned to things, money, recognition, land all kinds of things that we see in the world as examples of riches.  He was a greedy for that as ever before.  He guarded and hoarded all these things for himself.  He was not just stingy or miserly, he was aggressive in grabbing all he could.  ALL IN THE NAME OF GOD.  Taking the name of the Lord in Vain is not unusual for a demon.  They come as an angel of light but are devils to the core.

I did not speak to him, but when I looked for even a moment at the hoarded bounty he had, he glared at me and as such warned me off.

After I had enough of this, I spoke the name of Jesus and commanded him to go.  He did.

Here's what that showed me.  Religions demons are the opposite of Godliness.  They are not willing to help anyone unless it is for glory or honor, then only as long as it feeds that hunger.  They are all consuming.  Nothing is outside the demon's desire for more.  All for me,  none for you is the mantra of the demon.

We expect this from the world, but the world even sees this is wrong.  It rejects the idea of unfettered greed. 

Among the demonized religious it has become accepted that this kind of greed is normal.  We see them build hungry hoarding ministries and short of the monks robe (some are robed) we know they really that demon.

I won't name names, but when you see unsatiated Hunger for:
  • Money
  • Land
  • Empire
  • Ministry Size
  • Members
  • Honor
  • Title
  • Riches
  • Status

  • and YES FOOD

There are ministers in the pulpit that manifest this demon.. and they need deliverance. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Face to Face with the Demonic

Some years ago I had a few demonic encounters that helped me understand what and how demons manifest and what they look like. These demons were visible, present and manifested right in front of me.  I wasn't terrified. It was in the form of a vision.  When I was done observing them I cast them out in the Name of Jesus.  They left.

You will recognize them.  They were not demons that come with horns, a cape and a pitchfork, they came in religious garb.  Religious demons are the worst kind.  The conventional demons like legion in the demonized man of gadarenes in the cemetery is easier to deal with.  They respond directly and quickly to the name of Jesus and leave.

Religious demons put up a fight you weren't prepared for.  They will try like satan did in the wilderness with Jesus to use scripture to keep from being dealt with.  They are more devious than their brothers who were sent into pigs.   Unless you know scripture well and have the Holy Ghost alive in you, deception is possible.

Many people infected with a religious demon are unaware until they begin to manifest demonically and start to see how they are behaving.  They need deliverance.  A demonized christian is actually dangerous because he or she will gather a following and lead them to destruction.  Jim Jones was one such.  Not every demonized christian is a Jim Jones but they are on that dangerous way, they need to be dealt with or they will end up on the highway to HELL. .

Back to the first demon I met.  He was a tall man.  Dressed in garb like a priest or a monk.  He looked down on me.  He tried to make me feel inferior.  I did.. for a bit.  He had a trumpet in his hand.  Every time he said something he blew the trumpet to get attention.  He loved to be the center of attention.  He kept saying things that could only be interpreted as TISK TISK TISK.  His critical judgmental countenance put me on edge and made me feel like everything I ever knew or believed was called into question.  Then I recognized him for who he was.  The ultra Orthodox guardian of all truth (as defined by the devil) and the one who could judge you severely for straying from his supposed truth.  Yet every time he uttered some vile judgment on others he would blow his trumpet.  He was skinny.  Not thin.  SKINNY.  Why that's important I don't know, but it mattered.  As he was in my presence and I watched and heard from him I became aware I was seeing an evil demon disguised as christian.  At that realization when I had had enough of this demon I cried out aloud, BE GONE IN THE NAME OF JESUS. 

And he was.  Just that quickly.  I didn't have to put up with it.

Here's what I learned from that encounter. Ridicule might have been better.  Most religious demons have zero sense of humor.  They take themselves way too seriously.  They think they have an edge on revelation and trumpet themselves every time they speak or write.  It would be easy to ignore unless you have a call on your life to warn people away from the junior Jim Joneses of the world.  There is destruction in submitting even a little to a religious demon.

I am not talking about a difference of opinion on biblical things. My view of the end times will differ from most, but I'm not going to argue about it.  Where I get sideways with the religious demons is when they attack what God is doing to draw people to himself.   When they begin to operate in judgement of others. When they derail the spiritual journey many have begun as they tisk tisk tisk their degrading of God's activity in the earth.  They are dangerous and need to be called out.  That's what a five fold minister must do.  Call the error we see.  It's not hard, but it is essential.  Ridicule and direct confrontation is essential.  If you don't take action many will be led astray. 

So be bold and strong.  Recognize the demons for who they are and cast them out. 

Next time, the fat pig demon.  This is disgusting, but they are everywhere.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

God has Released his ARMORY of LOVE and the Church is Missing it

The Church will miss this. Religion will  miss this.  Legalisms will miss this.  Only those with ears to hear and spiritual eyes to see will know what is happening and will do the Henry Blackaby thing, "Watch to see where God is working and join Him".  But organized religion and most of the Church will live in spiritual blindness and wonder why they have no capacity to be trendsetters or influencers.  

Father is once more using the foolish and despised to confound even the religious:

1 Corinthians 1:28 God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are,
29 So that no mortal man should [have pretense for glorying and] boast in the presence of God.
 Too much of religion has become the glorification of man, man's works, man's ability, man's church, man's office.  Christianity has become a personality cult that leaves out God.  God is fixing this by turning over and slaughtering a lot of sacred cows that begged for slaughter. 

Prophet Bob Jones died on Valentine's Day 2014.  His last prophetic utterance contains this passage on what God is doing RIGHT NOW.  

Armory of God's LOVE
The Lord has opened His armory, and has brought out the weapons of His indignation; For this is the work of the Lord God of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans. Jeremiah 50:25
God is arming the Body of Christ with weapons of His divine love that the enemy has no defense against. We'll begin to see the army of God come together in unity, a common union, to where the enemy will have to leave entire cities. This army is getting ready to take entire cities and eventually entire states. In certain places in the world, they'll take entire nations.

This is the year the army of God comes together with angels beyond number and weapons that cannot be defeated by the enemy. Angels are here now preparing the Body for the harvest and there will be a mighty victory. This year, even the blooming of the trees is something that satan can't stop from happening.
It is happening right now.  We think it might be that we are to love one another.  That is true, but there is MUCH MORE.  The Love of God

"Don't you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can't you see that his kindness (Love towards you) is intended to turn you from your sin?" Romans 2:4 NLT
This is moving right now.  I can't even think about forgiving ISIS fighters for the horror they have done.  I want to kill them all, brutally.  But I'm not God.  I'm just a lowly prophet with anger towards evil.  I'm a Jonah where they are concerned.  The idea that Father would redeem, forgive, restore and use them for good is hard for me.  I want my squash vine.

Yet there is a move afoot that is totally focused on the Love of God toward all.  It is being rejected by many just as I might struggle with God's love towards evil murderers.  I know this is true, it is happening.  We may not love one another, but we have this in common, God love ALL of MANKIND without reservation, and Jesus came to forgive the whole world's sins.. even those of ISIS.  They may die before entering into that forgiveness.. but it is available.

He brings us to repentance and a turn away from dead works.  It is time to get in tune with what God is doing.   Show the love of God, even if we have a hard time.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

When Prophets are Spit on

I have never been spit on.  I know some however that have been.  And the Bible is FULL of events and situations where prophets were more than spit upon.  Murdered, beheaded, crucified and left in the pit for dead.

Since many of those acts are no longer "Popular" or legal, the modern prophet is spit upon in other ways:

Today the spit is to criticize as a false prophet, or trump the word of the Lord by saying, "I can hear from the Holy Spirit as well as you can".  That's OK, we are supposed to judge prophecy.  Some prophecy is just pizza.  Some is illusion. Some is weird.  That is fully judge-able.  What becomes more difficult are those who despise prophecy because it interferes with  their world view, lifestyle choices and their blatant disobedience (sin).

I am particularly concerned about leaders who lead their people astray by speaking in favor of ungodly agenda because it fits prejudices they have.  Right now there is a statement signed onto by many people who consider themselves christians in opposing the Trump administration.  No matter what your views and opinions are on our President, you are free to express them unless that expression contains in large part ungodly lies, actions, half truths and open rebellion against GOD (not man).  This statement signed on to by many is filled with darkness.  Those who are in leadership who have signed on to this will be called to account.

This is what causes prophets to be spat upon.  When the backslidden are called to account and warned, they react as if I were the one warning them.  They treat it like I am cursing them.  NO, a thousand times NO, I am not the one warning you, I am by the spirit of the God hearing the warning bells going off.. not in a good way.  So their rather violent reaction to my warning is actually a reaction against God's correction.   If they didn't know that it was correction it wouldn't bother them so much.

There are some people who will not repent, who will reject the warnings, who will continue and they will be sidelined or worse.  I no longer will deal with them. Most have excluded themselves.   They have lots of Bible Bullets to shoot at any such warning. It is to the few who will hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying that I appeal to.

HEAR HIM.. not me.  Even if you believe you hear from God and believe you are doing right, most fornicators in the Church of Jesus will pray before committing adultery or fornicate and think that they are being Godly. 

That is taking the name of the Lord in Vain and that is another issue for another day.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Civil War in the Spirit

I have been disturbed in the spirit about the deep divisions in our nation. About the insane protests going on. About many elected people becoming so unhinged and trying to stop everything. About the seemingly never ending anger over the last election. Something didn't seem right. It didn't seem to line up with what we know. I have been seeking the Lord. Here's what I heard:

""There has been a renewed demonic spirit released in the land. It's the opposite reaction to what I am doing. It is being driven by people the enemy has assigned to foment disruption to my purposes. There are people sold out to his "Kill, Steal and Destroy" agenda. Many you even know the names of are behind the scenes are endorsing, funding and supporting these actions. Those you see in public are not the ones who are so engaged. I am exposing and turning upside down and inside out an antichrist agenda that has been distorting the culture for evil purposes. There is a deceived populace even many who call on me as Lord. My people must stand against this, must pray, must repent, must find new hope in ME. Those who are in the background as the puppet masters will be exposed. I will have MY way. Do not compromise with evil. Like Haman they have already built the scaffold upon which their godless agenda will be exterminated. They are my enemies and your enemies. I want to redeem those who have been compromised from the destruction that awaits them. Righteousness will prevail. I have used the weakest and those who do not claim righteousness of their own and are judged as unrighteous to demonstrate the truth of Balaam's rebuke. I can use even an ass to change a culture. My desire is to bless and prosper my people but first the restrainer must be removed. Watch and see my hand in the days to come. It will be a hard time and you must stay strong, stay encouraged, stay fearless, the battle will rage .. but the enemy must be pushed back from the ground he has taken. Set up your Ebenezer stone and say. THUS FAR THE LORD HA BROUGHT US. Stand against those who try to move your stone.""

Take comfort in the word of the Lord.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Jesus tells us to IGNORE certain Apostles, Prophets and Senior Leaders

Jesus spoke out against the leadership of the Pharisees.  They were leading people into false religiosity  His words ring true today as well.  We are now once more at that place.  We have a whole new crop of parasitic pharisees.

How did JESUS deal with them?

Matthew 15 New Living Translation
1Some Pharisees and teachers of religious law now arrived from Jerusalem to see Jesus. They asked him, 2“Why do your disciples disobey our age-old tradition? For they ignore our tradition of ceremonial hand washing before they eat.”
3Jesus replied, “And why do you, by your traditions, violate the direct commandments of God? 4For instance, God says, ‘Honor your father and mother,’a and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’b 5But you say it is all right for people to say to their parents, ‘Sorry, I can’t help you. For I have vowed to give to God what I would have given to you.’ 6In this way, you say they don’t need to honor their parents.c And so you cancel the word of God for the sake of your own tradition. 7You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote,
8‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
9Their worship is a farce,
for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’d
10Then Jesus called to the crowd to come and hear. “Listen,” he said, “and try to understand. 11It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth.”
12Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you realize you offended the Pharisees by what you just said?”
13Jesus replied, “Every plant not planted by my heavenly Father will be uprooted, 14so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.”
15Then Peter said to Jesus, “Explain to us the parable that says people aren’t defiled by what they eat.”
16“Don’t you understand yet?” Jesus asked. 17“Anything you eat passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer. 18But the words you speak come from the heart—that’s what defiles you. 19For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. 20These are what defile you. Eating with unwashed hands will never defile you.”

Read carefully, for we have many so called Pastors, Leaders and Apostles who are doing exactly what the Pharisees did in Jesus day.  They are blind and those who follow them are led into a ditch.

What is at the bottom of that ditch?
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Conspiracies
  • Lies
  • Vain Imaginations
  • Victimized ideas
  • Old wives tales
  • Speculation
  • False Teachings
  • Taking Offense at every turn
  • Unrighteous indignation 
  • Passionate diatribe against fictitious enemies

There are many who hold themselves up as so called apostles who are leading people into perdition.  Many so called prophets who have no voice of their own.  They are led into the ditch to die.  

The answer to this is to do as Jesus said....  Ignore them.  And encourage others to do the same.  They will not change.  They will not reform.  The passion and anger they possess is their calling card.  Indignation and offense is their "Ministry".   We as leaders in the Church of Jesus must do our level best to offer a counter to the falsehoods, call them out when they are propagated and isolate the purveyors of these things. 

I am concerned about the Body of Christ. It's my prophetic job.  The venom being generated right now is wounding many by the false doctrines being taught.  I'm not talking about biblical doctrine.  I'm talking about doctrines of devils.  Doctrine is defined by the dictionary as: A belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a Church, political party, or other group.

I could in this post name some names.  Many of those who I know that are in this category think they are doing the will of God.  They are not.  God's kingdom is not made of of division.  Unity in the spirit must be foremost.  

The Apostle Paul in Romans 16 warned them of the fruits of division:
17 Watch out for people who cause divisions and upset people’s faith by teaching things contrary to what you have been taught. Stay away from them. 18Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people. 19But everyone knows that you are obedient to the Lord. This makes me very happy. I want you to be wise in doing right and to stay innocent of any wrong. 20The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

The God of Peace must rule your hearts and minds.  Whenever you are in doubt of the teaching and leadership you find, ask yourself this question, Do I have MORE or LESS peace as a result of this teaching.  If you want to allow the God of Peace to crush satan under your feet... you must get away from the destroyer who are so called apostles and prophets of this age who do the opposite.   

God did not give you a spirit of fear and if someone is.. they are the ones Jesus is against