Friday, September 15, 2017

I hear the Lord Saying: It’s time to break down the barrier before you.


It’s constructed out of fear.. read on

We all know the stories of people who in obedience to the Spirit of God do miracles things. Like Peter walking on water. Like Phillip translated. Like Elisha cleansing the waters, like the widow of Zarapeth feeding Elijah and her son and herself thru a drought with nothing.

There are hundreds of stories. Some in modern history. Like the unlikely victory the Jews had in 1977.
Sometimes God involves himself and we get to watch. He does so in your life. He does so in mine. He does so in every nation, every tongue. As the call on the Name of Jesus the doors open and barriers fall.
Yet many people see themselves barred in. Stuck. Barrier before them. Not knowing what to do about it. Sometimes it’s because they know too much. Many Doctors cannot receive healing because they know and understand the workings of the body. That detailed knowledge goes against what they might have otherwise entered into by faith.

By Faith. Man shall live by it and not by sight says the word. When we dig too deeply into those who will reinforce doubt and unbelief we end up behind bars. If faith, Hope and Love are true then Doubt, unbelief and fear are lies. When we receive a lie it puts us behind the bars, the barriers and locks us in chains.

Caution becomes the excuse. I would do this thing God calls me to, but I can’t because I know it will fail.. or might. We are doubly cursed when it is not just fear born of “knowing too much” but when it is driven by a fear of man.

I see it all the time. In business, in churches, in organizations and it is triple magnified in Politics. Loosing votes, losing support, losing members, losing connections.

I have two very dear friends living and with vital powerful ministries who are unafraid. One took a strong stand against error in Eschatology and it cost him dearly in members, friendship and support. The other also in the city has moved ahead in the supernatural without any concern about what will happen. He never read a church planting handbook. He is true to himself. Another “apostle” is horribly jealous of him. They started at the same time. Yet the first, the bold one, the one who sees no barrier now has a ministry of thousands and a fine new facility.

The jealous cautious apostle is still preaching to a hundred in a rented building and the revolving door scares him.

I knew two great men of God. Dan Rothwell and Bob Schimdgall. Both had large powerful churches. They must have scared the devil bad because both died before their time. Both were about a year or so within my age.

Pastor Dan would sometimes bring in the strangest most off the wall ministers. I would call him afterwards and ask, “WHY”. That guy is a nut. Pastor Dan would laugh and say, “Are you gonna leave because of this”? NO I would protest. His comment was if it wasn’t this guy, it might be the next and that he trusted his congregation to be able to sort thru the good and sometimes concerning. That they were solid and stable enough to see what mattered. As a result we had Bennie Hinn before his time, Rodney Howard Browne before his ascent, David Wilkerson, and many many more. Even the Happy Hunters. He wasn’t concerned that someone would leave if someone said something “Strange”. In fact the opposite happened. Sure some left, but others came and stuck and we grew.

Same thing with Bob Schimidgall. He was unafraid, we had times when I believed JESUS himself was going to walk in physically. The presence of God would be so strong it was hard to stand. People bringing testimony, bringing a tongue, bringing a word from God. Visions. Dreams. No filter. Some of the guests would stretch us.

This much is sure.

There is a barrier called fear, caution, safety and head knowledge why it won’t work. It’s a tough master. It will keep you and me if I hear it from my destiny. Yes, I know I am not one who fears like some.. but I still confront barriers.

Break down the dividing wall. Break down those things and break thru to what you are called to do.

If you KNEW you could not fail, what great things would you do?

WHO IS SAYING YOU WILL??

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Kim Clement, August 29, 2015

Do not be afraid of North Korea, do not be afraid of Iran; do not be afraid of the nations, for in 2016 everything will change says the Lord. There will be a sound of liberty from the White House, There will be a sound of prayers from the White House. Pennsylvania Avenue shall be surrounded by people that will pray and ask Me to intervene and I shall, says the Lord. So what is the foreboding sound? It is the sound of the enemies of America living in America. Those are your greatest enemies - who call themselves citizens, who call themselves citizens but they are enemies of the cross and enemies of the nation and they shall be dealt with. You want judgment, says the Lord? Watch. Watch the atheists. Watch. You want judgment? Then watch those that have risen up against Me and said perhaps we shall embrace Baal-Allah. Perhaps we shall embrace that religion. Maybe we shall embrace Sharia law. Ha! I laugh at you because the spirit of Elijah is in this nation and Jezebel shall not stand, says the Lord. Blow the trumpet, blow the shofar! Blow it! For there shall be a combination of the sound of Israel and the sound of the United States of America - a new sound, and I will take the Spanish music and I will take the Latin and I will put it together and a unique generation will begin to rap and begin to sing with the combination of the sound of Israel and the sound of America and the sound of Central America and the sound of South America says the Lord!

Dealing With Leviathan

From Dutch Sheets

This nation is dealing with a Leviathan spirit. This entity is known for the severe twisting of the truth, resulting in destruction of reputations and organizations. The media is where the primary expression of this spirit is often seen. The Native Americans used to effectively battle natural leviathans – crocodiles and alligators that twist and turn to drown their prey. They would cut down a pine sapling, remove the branches, and sharpen one end into a spear. They would run at a gator and watch as its strength would become its weakness. The beast would open its mouth up as wide as it could, thinking it would swallow up the spear. But, the natives would ram that spear right down its throat, rendering it helpless, and it would eventually die.

“In that day the Lord with his hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea.” (Isaiah 27:1; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

Ask the Father to show you where Leviathan is at work in the media. (Do not think you know!) Ask Him to show you what is truth and what are lies.

Research things you see and read about. Do not take everything at face value and do not react emotionally before you discover the truth!

Choose love over hate and unity over divisiveness.

Speak truth wherever possible. Speak it into the atmosphere by praying out loud. Read the Word of God out loud.

Write to those in the media about truth you have found. Encourage them to check it out for themselves. Pray for them to discover the truth. Perhaps you can turn that person into a truth-teller.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, teach us how to battle Leviathan at a supernatural level. Teach us to war against this behemoth in the spirit. We are living through days where we are watching the manifestation of this spirit in the media. The truth is being twisted and manipulated this way and that in an effort to cause people to react, to hate, and to divide from one another. Put the spear of intercession in our hands and show us how to use it to bring this enemy of America and our culture down! We stand strong together and shut the accuser’s mouth by turning the Truth back upon the one twisting it for their own agenda. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the Church will learn to use the spear of intercession and Truth to turn back the lying Leviathan spirit from America.

From "Give Him 15" by Dutch Sheets

How Mantles are Lost

I have seen good Godly men and women who have embraced liberal social justice causes that end up losing their mantle. It seems once a person who has gone over the top in this way and buys into the lies becomes so deceived that they can no longer see the light. Can no longer judge between good and evil. Jesus warned first about deception in the days He describes, more than he did about persecution and tribulation.

Yet many preachers preach persecution and tribulation, it's DECEPTION that is the main issue. We have men and women who will mount the pulpit on Sunday speaking from a deceived heart. This cannot stand.

I know this passage from Matthew 24 is about the destruction of the temple and already happened... YET if we believe God's word is eternal, then there may be something to learn from this passage:

4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

This sure sounds line the great cycle has turned and we are in this place once again.

Things that Wonder

Did Choose Donald Trump for President or is it random chance that 2017 is the Hebrew year 5777; and on January 20, 2017, the first day Trump took office as forty-fifth president, he turned 70 years, 7 months and 7 days of age.

Trump is the 45th President of the USA. Obama was the 44th. I don't know much about Numbers in the Bible meaning anything.. but I did run across this.

Forty Four : 44 - Biblical Numerology Meaning: deals in reference with things that bring about a worldwide divine judgment against humanity

Forty Five : 45 - Biblical Numerology Meaning: deals in reference with maintaining, preserving or protecting the things that matter the most to you.

I'll let you chew on that. I already did and it was fine.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Prophetic Meaning of the Destruction of History - Silent Pulpits

The devil is using media and deluded people turning our nation into the horror that Orwell predicted in 1984.

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day be day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right."

George Orwell - From 1984

What is so discouraging is most spiritual leaders are silent in the face of this evil.  Some are even complicit.  Hate is driving them to the fringe.  God is not mocked.  He sees the hatred that drives them.

What they don't seem to realize is that this historical revisionism will be the force that eventually will silence them. They no longer be able to speak freely about the things of God in the future as they once did. Once they have torn down every civil symbol of the past the Bible is next.  It is already the case in many countries of the world.

God is calling on the true leaders to stand against this evil.  Those who have already entered into the apostasy of cultural relevance have already lost their spiritual standing.

Who among us is willing to reject the devils agenda and willing to pay the price like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego ?

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Satan wants you to live a weed free life

Jesus told a parable in Matthew 13:
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. 25 But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. 26 When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew.

27 “The farmer’s workers went to him and said, ‘Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?’

28 “‘An enemy has done this!’ the farmer exclaimed.

“‘Should we pull out the weeds?’ they asked.

29 “‘No,’ he replied, ‘you’ll uproot the wheat if you do. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.’”
 This story has been used to talk about sinners in the Church.  About how the devil plants evil in our lives.  Some apply an eschatological bent... weeds (lost people) burned up in fire.  And a few apply it to our lives and how good fruit is damaged by our sin nature.

It has been used for all kinds of things including political polemics. Let me offer another view of this and see if it makes sense.  I believe it does.

Our lives are designed by God to produce fruit, as a stalk of wheat produces the fruit of grain,  but there are weeds in our lives.  Difficulties. Attacks. Pain. Evil.  They try to crush the fruit out of us.  The trouble is they are part of growth. I will show that without weeds we are less able to become what God's best is for us.  The weed parable can help us understand.

Weeds in a wheat field serve a purpose.  Some stand and protect the wheat from strong winds.  Some cover the earth and keep it from washing away.  Some are places where insects feed and leave the precious fruit alone.  When animals come to graze and might eat the wheat if that's all there were, there are options and in that way the weeds provide protection.  Plus as the weeds die off.. they rot and provide nutrients for the next crop. 

 I am a horticultural expert (many say). I do not spend a lot killing some weeds in my lawn.  The diversity of plant life helps the grass prosper.  My neighbor is diligent about his grass.  Has a perfect lawn but works very hard to accomplish that task and spends a LOT of money.  His grass is not vigorous, it's pampered.  Every disease that come along he has to have it treated.  He spends money when God's plan would be let diversity help his grass grow strong.


 Wheat Grown in perfect conditions like a greenhouse is weak, spindly and prone to disease.  It's the same for human lives lived without weeds.  It produces people who cannot cope or adapt when things get rough.  They need lifelong support.

Think about those who come from deep poverty and work their way up.  They had weeds but overcame.  Think about the age of Blues.  That music came out of pain and suffering.  Without the pain there would have been no blues.  We don't have much new blues music any more.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote great theology in dire circumstances that eventually took his life.  If he had been stress free and in total peace we wouldn't have this today.

Daymon Johns is famous for his rags to riches story of poverty to prosperity.  Had there been no deprivation (weeds) there would have been no greatness. 

Yet today we in our culture do our best to protect people from the weeds of life.  Those who come from other countries come here thankful for the chance to make it.  They do because they have had weeds.  Look at the pampered generation we have raised.  Unable to make it on their own.  Not leaving home.  On government support.  Asking for more.  Looking for a handout.  They need some weeds in their lives to make it.  I don't know if they can or will ever see the way out of this mess without it. 

I see people who say, "If I could just get a good paying job I could make it".  There are good paying jobs but they are demanding because they are good paying.  This pampered generation can't make it.  They are weed free.  They can't take the pressure when it comes. 

We need weeds in our lives.  Just like Jesus speaks about in the parable, IF we pull up the weeds, we will crush the fruit God intended us to produce.  Give thanks for the weeds in your life.  They are forming your, making you stronger, wiser, more able, better.   I have been thru some hard things.. I won't rehearse them here.. but it's enough to say... we must walk it out and see God turn it all into our good.  He is a master of taking the tapestry of our life and creating beauty in our ashes. 

Don't let those you love live weed free either.  Make it hard.  Make it weedy.  Help them grow strong. 

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thess 5:18

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Will of Angels

The word of God is pretty silent on the ability of angels to act in free will.  There are some distorted scriptures that cause people to think they can love or hate.  That they have emotions as we do.  That they are somehow independent entities.  It's not so.

 To be clear, they love us because Father loves us.  They don't love out of their own volition.  They care for us. They are ministering angels. Scripture:  Therefore, angels are only servants--spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.  Hebrews 1:14

If they minister, then in what way?  Do they wake up (if they sleep, they don't) and say, I wonder if I should punish old Gene today?  I'm pretty upset with him.  No they have a mandate and an assignment: 
Psalm 91:11
For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways.

They even  ministered to Jesus:   Matthew 4:11
Then the devil left Him, and angels came and ministered to Him.

The idea of a Guardian Angel in singularity, is the stuff of bad New Age theology.  There is no scriptural basis for this.  Yet it has crept into our christian understanding.  Some claim to have seen their guardian angel. I can't doubt they have seen an angel and that it was doing the mission of God in watching over them but there are multitudes of them.  Infinite.  As God is infinite.  

Another Crisis of understanding angels is that they like you and me.  They aren't.  They can assume the shape and look as Lot's visitors did.  But they are best described
Hebrews 1:7 
Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.” 


The ones Elisha's servant go to see were like chariots of fire.  Doing the will of God, Ministering, but not out of their own volition.

We are told that we will JUDGE angels.  Don't you realize that we will judge angels? So you should surely be able to resolve ordinary disputes in this life. 1 Corinthians 6:3

2 Peter 2:11 Whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. 

We must understand that they do what God tells them to do according to His word and here's the kicker, according to our faith and our words of faith.  When a mountain has to be moved or a tree cast into the sea.. how does that happen?  When we speak words and action of doubt and unbelief, does God intervene with OUR free will?  Or do the angels designated just stand quietly waiting for some level of faith so they can respond to the will of God in our lives.  They only can do what God says and what we are able to have faith for.  Sometimes in emergencies He will send them to respond to our fear, difficulty and need.  It's how that works but it is better to respond to our faith believing.

Now for a left turn.  Wives are told by Paul to cover their heads.  1 Corinthians 11:10 That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.   Now if you read it in context: 
A man should not wear anything on his head when worshiping, for man is made in God’s image and reflects God’s glory. And woman reflects man’s glory. For the first man didn’t come from woman, but the first woman came from man. And man was not made for woman, but woman was made for man. 10 For this reason, and because the angels are watching, a woman should wear a covering on her head to show she is under authority.

Why is that important?  Because the Angels understand authority and order.  They understand the need to  reflect God's Glory.  They are wired to be in full dedicated submission (Including will) to God.  They can best minister when they see that in the family.  (I'll get hate mail for this, but it's true).  God best responds to unity and order and he does it thru the perfect unity and order of the Angel Armies who worship HIM and serve man in his behalf.

One last thing:  Jesus is over all.. The visible manifestation of the Father.  Father is a spirit.  No man has seen Him.
Who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to Him. 
1 Peter 3:22  

The HIM is Jesus.  IF an angel had the temerity to deviete for one second from the authory and power in Jesus, it would be chaos.. and it's not.  

About the 1/3rd of the angels who followed Lucifer in rebellion.  I am not going to discuss that here.  There are demons, but I will submit to you there always were.  I used to believe the dragon tail sweep story.  I know the Isahia and Ezekial passages well and have taught them.  Yet.. as I grow in grace I am beginning to understand evil and it's basis.   Yes there is rebellion and chaos in the realm of the demonic.   How and why, let's not assign characteristics to those entities they do not deserve.  They are evil spirits, just as God's Angels are ministering spirits.  Did God create evil?  I don't know.  And might I say, neither do any of us.

I know this doesn't answer the whole question.. but we have to use out Gift of Discernment in reading the word of God for what it is and not having new aged stuff creep in.  

 


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Good Enough Church

I know people burned out on church.  They would love to find the perfect church.  They have the heart  longing for the Glassy Sea.  Standing before Jesus on the throne.  Crying Holy Holy Holy.  Bowing down.  Worship and wisdom poured out in revelation.  That's what we all want.. me included.

That revelation of what it will be like will cause many to walk away from church dissatisfied.  I know, I have done it.  It's just not the Glassy Sea.  Nothing but the glassy sea is.

I have been part of GREAT churches in my 40+ years as a christian.  I have also been part of some duds.  I won't call names.. it's not important.

The longing for that day when we in white robes cry holy along side millions and millions causes people to go to conferences, conventions, travel across the country to experience the latest outpouring.  It's all good.. then we come back to the first bapticostal church of the divine.  And it goes flat.  We don't know why our church can't be like "That".  It can't because it isn't the glassy sea.  For a moment in time at that conference we got a glimpse but then..

It all roots in unrealistic expectation.  Expectation V Reality =  disappointment.

What the mature believer must do is find his place at the throne in private.  Then affiliate him or herself with a church that is GOOD ENOUGH.  Understand, compared to what you think you saw, you will always have to settle for less than the glassy sea.  It's just the way it will be until you are there for real. 

So what does the Good Enough church need to be to be good enough.
  • Encouraging
  • Uplifting
  • Free in Worship.
  • Koinonia type fellowship (Like minded believers)
  • Allow for some level of participation beyond keeping a seat warm, clap on cue, stand, sit and make sure the offering plate doesn't miss you.
  • This must be a place where you have some level of give and take.  Sit down and shut up doesn't fly.

If the dogma, structure, stricture or hierarchy is too strong.. it's not good enough.   If I come away feeling beat up, condemned, wounded, rejected or in bondage, not good enough.   If it's about one man, one person, one central figure other than Jesus, not good enough. 

Remember the glassy sea.  That's what we all long for and as long as we are on this earth compared to that, no church will ever measure up.  We need to find good enough and be there. 

God needs to use others to encourage you, lift you up, be in fellowship with, participate and be involved.  Hard to do in your living room or with a conference mentality.



Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Do we Even Grasp HOLY?

Last week in teaching I heard Apostle say something that hasn't left my spirit. He asked the question, what is HOLY? I mention this because there is a tendency to throw the word around too easily. Holy Man, Holy Land, Holy See, Holy Place, Holy Water, Holy Roman Church and of course, the HOLY BIBLE. 

Make no mistake, under the old covenant there were Holy things, places and considerations. The Holy of Holies.  The Holy City. "My" Holy Mountain, The Ark of the Covenant was Holy and the temple was called the Holy Place. 

But we must rightly divide the word of God from Old Covenant to New Covenant.  We are the Holy People of God (A chosen generation).  God alone is Holy.  We are to be Holy as he is Holy.  Places are no longer holy. 

The question remains, in the new covenant are there any Holy Places?  Holy Things?  I don't want to beat up people that hold things and places in high esteem, but the question is, do and should new covenant people believe in Holy Places?

Is Jerusalem or even the "Holy Land" HOLY?  Is the Vatican Holy?  Are many of the cathedrals and places of remembrance in Israel Holy?  I saw a picture of where Jesus supposedly gave the sermon on the mount.  It appears that people treat it as Holy.  So what is or who is holy?

What if the place where Jesus was Crucified was bulldozed and a McDonald's was erected on that spot would you be offended?  If yes, you believe in Holy Places.  I would be against it.. but it's not because it's Holy.  I value history.  I hate the fact that the spirit of ISIS has invaded people in this nation so they tear down historical statues around the south.  I hate that historic places ISIS has destroyed are no longer there for people to see as tourists. I might even like to go to Israel.  It's not on my bucket list right now, but maybe. 

I just want to be sure we measure ourselves as to what is or is not "Holy".  I know people who have a crucifix given them that they treat as holy.  I did for a while.  I get it.

What makes something Holy?  The presence of God.  The Holy of Holies was Holy because God was there present.  You and I are Holy because we are filled with his presnece. 

A place can be Holy, but God will not share his Holiness with any place.  In that way Sacramento or Columbus  are a Holy as Jerusalem.  OR NOT.

When President Trump went to the wailing wall the other day, photoes were taken.  It was a good sight for me to see.. but he doesn't have to put paper in a wall to get God's attention or find a holy place to do it.  There actually is a cottage industry where you can write a prayer and someone for a fee will place it in the wailing wall.  I remember a good friend of mine after visiting ORU in Tulsa saying "I know we could pray better if we just had a Prayer Tower".  He was going to another Bible College. Of course he told me this story knowing how error filled it was.

Maybe it's time for New Covenant Christians to start to grasp what or who is Holy.  You are.  God is.  When He invades you in a visitation, it's Holy.  I have been in Holy.  I know Holy.  I also know when it isn't.  There are many times in a Church Service where the least thing in my mind is anything Holy at all.  It should be but isn't.  People will flock to the Holy.. always have.  Unfortunately it's pretty rare.  The manifesting presence of God will cast a Holy Cloud over a place and you know it.  No one can Gin it up.  No one can manufacture it.  It comes because God moves on a place and is welcomed.  I have a good pastor friend who will be teaching in a Prison in Louisiana this week.  There will be others with him.  Some will be Holy.. most not.  This is sad. 

The world is Hungry for the genuine Holy.. and we offer them a memorial of some long ago time in symbol.  Now Holy is the key.  NOW. 

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
 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Lance Wallnau: "5777: The Year Of The Clashing Of Swords!" Lance Wallnau Oct 19, 2016

A few days before the Election of Donald Trump in November, Lance Wallnau made this proclamation.  I didn't deal with it then.  I have been careful since he declared Trump to be a Cyrus.  Yet, now a few months into this, it is making sense.  Some prophecy is best understood in a rear view mirror.

We Have An Assignment - To Save This Nation!
God is doing something in this season...

Passion is a strange phenomenon. Less than 48 hours (at the time of this writing) I sat in my hotel room in Jerusalem. I took a break from training that I was doing with First Ladies, Diplomats, and members of the House Lords—all amidst terrorist attacks happening around me that left 5 wounded and 2 dead.

As I flipped on the internet and took in the current news about America I could not help but get all fired up! The devil is bent on dismantling the Christian vote in 2016 and Pastors and conservative leaders are themselves defecting from the battle. It's madness!

Did you know evangelicals make up 27% of registered voters? Add devout Catholics and it is 37%! Together we are the largest, most vibrant, and most dynamic single constituency in the electorate today; a larger force than the Latino, the African-American, and all Unions combined. 

BUT nearly 14 million of us are thinking of sitting this election out!

I grabbed my cell phone and recorded a live video rant to address this. In less than 48 hours that video is nearing 3 million views (now it's over 3.5 million views)! 

My friend, God is doing something in this season. You and I have an assignment to save this Nation!

Before flying out of Jerusalem, I filled in for Chuck Pierce who could not attend the Jerusalem gathering. He was supposed to speak for Yom Kippur, and reveal the meaning of the New Hebrew Year 5777. This forced me to do some thinking. The Rabbis teach that Yom Kippur is the day that "God looks at us" and makes judgments and decisions for the coming year at Yom Kippur.

The Clashing of Heaven and Hell

As I prayed for you, my children, our nation, this election, and the course of America, something struck me about the significance of this new year, 5777. There are three "7's" in this Jewish new year. Interestingly, the number "7" in Hebrew is the letter "zayin" which represents both the number "7" and the word "sword."

What we are looking at in 5777 is: "The year of supernatural grace (5) to engage the clashing of swords (7)."

The clashing of Heaven and Hell will show up in the conflict of ideologies. This collision of kingdoms has already started.

Someone gave me a prophetic word today that proclaimed, "There are spirits being dispatched to put blindfolds on the minds of Christians." We are so easily manipulated through media mind control: sound bites, talking heads, and an onslaught of progressive liberal ideologies baked into our entertainment.

"Zayin" means more than just "sword" or "weapon." It also connects with a modern Hebrew word "mazon," meaning "food" or "sustenance," and "nourishment," both coming from the same root as Zayin.
ElijahList Prophetic Resources

5777 is the year of the clashing of swords! We are taking on giants just like the children of Israel did. I choose to believe what Caleb said in Numbers 14:9, "Do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them."

Caleb saw the giants in the land not as obstacles but as bread. I believe that as you take on your giants and defeat them they will become nourishment for you! What you bow to will increase your bondage but what you overcome will increase your power!

Feed Your Spirit

The enemy will be bread for you IF YOU FEED YOUR SPIRIT on the Word of God. Jesus says in Matthew 4:4: "But He (Jesus) answered and said, it is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'"

The Word of God, is the bread you eat that becomes a sword in your mouth! In this new year, 5777, God will open up His Word to you and reveal a "sword" in the Scripture! When you see it—grab it.

Speak what God gives you. Prophesy and proclaim what you see. Expect your utterance to authorize angelic activity through your prayers! 

Senior Leaders Dangerous to the Kingdom

As a prophet it is my responsibility to identify and call out those abusing the Body of Christ. A calling as a watchman, a guardian and in a way a shepherd of the sheep.  I do not confront directly those who are identified.  There are however names and addresses for all of these.  There is serious problems in the Body of Christ and His Church that must be dealt with.  To deal with them first takes identification.  For the most part I use the Personal Pronoun HE, but it can be a he or a she.  Here are those categories:

The Conspiracy Driven leader
This person is always looking under the bed, behind the curtain and around the corner for grand conspiracies.  It's not wrong to be vigilant, it is wrong to instill fear and anger in people for the purposes of continuing your own ministry.  This is not just a right or left wing situation.  This is a case of telling half truths, lies and fabrications to get people to follow you.  I know of many in this boat.  I don't know how a person can correct them.   They are so passionate.  They speak with such authority.. except it's all fabricated. They must ultimately be humiliated.  They must be defamed.  That won't be by a prophet, I can only warn those who find themselves under the teaching or direction of one such to advise them to RUN.  They will fill you with so many lies you will die in the pain.  When your senior leader is telling you they are all against you, it's a government conspiracy and you are a victim, look out. God puts one up and another down.  At some point they will be exposed for the charlatans of deceptions they are by God himself.  Of course in the mean time they will have destroyed lives in fear.  If your leaders admonitions are strange sounding, alarmist and he keeps telling you that he knows, he looked it up, he has documentation, he is privy to special knowledge; he's a fraud.  Even if it's convenient to accept, if it's a fabrication it will put you in chains.  Receive a lie and it will put you in chains.  Break free from this trap.

The "Business Opportunity" Leader
The worst case of this I ever saw was a pastor in River Falls Wisconsin. He had a thriving church of 500 people.  Someone seduced him into a Multi Level Marketing scheme that he became convinced was the answer to all things. His evangelism shifted from "Jesus Saves" to MLM (There became many).

Some people bought into the program, particularly those who were new in the faith.  Many less gullible drifted away.  In two years he had destroyed the work God had given him.  People's lives who had invested themselves in these schemes were impoverished and in some cases bankrupted.  He was shamed and left the ministry.  That good church destroyed by greed.  I wish I could report that was an isolated incident.  It's not.  There are several churches in the Chicago area who are trapped in this cycle of next MLM.  Those leaders do not so much have a flock they lead to Jesus, but a bunch of sheep they lead to slaughter via the next failed scheme.  Some that I know are on their 15th MLM in the last 5 years.  No one makes any money to speak except the guy in their up-line - Pastor or Apostle BullSpit.  The sermons get to be more about keeping people in the down line and less about helping them reach their destiny in God.  Altar calls are designed to create dependence.   People's lives are less because they are given false hope in an ungodly scheme.  The Kingdom of God is diminished.

The Racial Identity Political Champion Leader
This can be white, black, Indian, Korean or any number of iterations.  Of course a Spanish speaking church will often not be helpful if you don't speak Spanish.  Same with other languages.  Yet, the capacity of a Church to reach outside it's racial configuration requires a leader with a larger vision.  Many traditional white or black congregations are so targeted to their ethnic base it is impossible nearly for someone outside of that racial identity to come in.  Many people think they would LIKE to be multicultural but they demonstrate a lack of tolerance and love towards those who are not like them.  This comes from the top.  It comes because it's easy to keep people in the club if they look just like you, act just like you, believe what you believe culturally and share cultural worldviews.  This is not as it should be.  We should be KINGDOM.. but we're not.  We are racial identity divided. Our politics excludes people. If a leader is not ready to demonstrate his love towards all, the members will not as well.  You can spot this when a leader uses his platform to spank the "Not Like Us" attendees, or uses  cultural code words to keep them separate.  I have seen this on the right, left, black, white, American Indian, Spanish Speaking and Korean churches.   It's wrong when it flows down from the head.  If you find yourself isolated from others because of this.. it's time to leave.

The "It's My Job" Leader
This is a hireling.  In many churches of cold dead denominations this is the guy who knows all the motions to go thru.  He has a book of liturgy.  He knows how to open with prayer, close with a song and read his warmed over (sometimes rented) sermon to you.  Most of the time his prime interest is in keeping his job.  He won't take a risk.  He works on behalf of a board.  He is uninspired and uninspiring.  It is questionable if he knows God at all.  He knows the Bible some, but he doesn't' know HIM.  He can't help you, he can't help himself.  Walk away.  If you are in this place, you know this already.  You probably are staying there because your mom or dad was there at one time.  You know this guy by the number of times he calls on the 23rd Psalm and the Lords Prayer in a crisis.  Zero fresh manna from heaven.


The Leveraging on Wealthy Members Leader
I know of far too many like this.  Usually a denominational church.  One or two very wealthy influential families make up the bulk of economic and positional contributions. It's their own private enterprise.  The leader pastor simply walks the walk to not get fired.  They can LOOK like prosperous churches but they are driven and dominated by big money from the chosen few.  The big contributors are the elders or senior board members.  Little attention is paid to their ability or understanding.   I know of one church that was indirectly led by a family famous in recycling and waste pick up.  Became a BIG church.  Lots of programs.. but when the pastor asked a few hard questions he was out on his ear.  That happened a few times and the church died.  We are all equal at the cross even if we have more money than the others.  It is my sincere belief that a Pastor should NOT know how much his members contribute.  Not even a hint.  That Pastor should love on and lead with a pure heart.  Money does not allow for that.  No leader can remain independent of the influence of big money ... even if he is deceived into thinking he can.  Most Pastors think they can handle this.. they can't.  Having great wealth is not a spiritual gift.

The Narrow Focus to Exclusion Leader (Cultist)
Any church built on a single focus to the exclusion of all others is subject to deception and ultimately becomes a cult.  We have heard of how the Scientologists segregate their members and shun those who leave the cult.  That would be great if that's were all there are.  Yet in the Church World there are many churchy expressions that become cultish because of a narrow focus.  It might be end times prophecy, it could be deliverance from demonic influence, it could be all prayer all the time, it could be prophecy, it might be evangelism only, it might be manifestation of charismatic gifting, it might be all teaching all the time, it might be prosperity without bounds, it might be positive confession, it might be fasting it can also be overemphasis on good works or sacraments it can even be healing.  There are probably a hundred other ways excess takes place.  It's not to say anyone of them are wrong.. but balance is the key.  There are 5 graces listed in Ephesians 4.  There are 9 Giftings in 1 Corinthians 12.  There are other identifiable spiritual propensities all thru the Bible.  When a senior leader begins to concentrate on a single area to the exclusion of all others and thinks he has some insight into that better than others, he is a cult leader.  Balance matters.  Look for balance.

The "MY KINGDOM COME" leader
This leader is easy to spot.  He is not building people, he's building a kingdom. Big buildings, big cars, big houses, big living and that takes big money extracted from the members with guilt, shame and religious pressure.  When the offering sermon is longer than the word he is bringing you know you are in the presence of a "My Kingdom Come" leader.  These are pirates dressed up as apostolic leaders.  They will quote the dozen or so bible verses you hear all the time to justify their piracy.  They give the Kingdom of God a bad name.  They have to be exposed.  They are pimping the people for their own gain.   The opposite of that is the leader who lives in the same house, same car, parks in the same place away from the door and eschews any privilege.  I have known a few, but too few.  The first clue is the sign right next to the best parking spot, "Reserved for Apostle Bigshot".  The truth is the most spiritual parking sites are the furthest from the door.  These pirates operate in double anointing during tax refund season. Get away while you still have a nickle in your pocket.

The "Airplane is my Second Home" Leader
This senior leader is not so much dangerous as absent from the people he is to serve.  It becomes a question why they have a church at which they are essentially only Guest Speaker.  Sometimes this is because of an unusual anointing and ability they have come into demand on the global stage.  You can't serve two masters.  Someone will get hurt.  This needs to be decided soon.

I will never forget once when Benny Hinn was in Chicago and a few dozen megachurch leaders where on the front row.  People were brought up for prayer.  They were asked which church they attended.  What was shocking (I was there and saw it) was when people said they were members at this or that mega church and the senior leader was there, he had no idea who they were.  I'll grant you, some were making it up, but in a few cases I knew, they were hurt, that the man who had been their senior pastor for many years had no idea who they were.  They had followed, given and been loyal in service but they were less than a name or a face to the senior leader.  Instead of tending the sheep, he was flying here or there on speaking engagements.  There comes a time to decide what the call of God is on your life and follow that lead.  I exclude my Apostle who seems to be able to handle this pretty well, but how he does it I don't know. Worse, may who think they want to be like him... FAIL.  

The Leader Known as "Apostle Know it All"
There are some leaders who tolerate no doctrinal deviation from members.  Everyone must believe precisely what the leader believes without question. Jim Jones.  There is not an  anointed call so much as the requirement to fall in line.  The attitude is "I Know and YOU DON'T".  It's dangerous and can cause many to feel left out.  It's good to be well versed, it's better to be on a firm foundation, but to not hear others out, even to help them get their doctrine right is false leadership.  Jesus didn't do that.  The woman at the well was messed up in her theology.  So was Nicodemus.  But Jesus gently without pedantry helped them come into truth.  So should we.  The worst are those with "degrees" ending in DIV.  They are know-it-alls about what they think they know but don't.  Arrogance born of ignorance or half knowledge keeps the saints in the dark.  Leaders must set people free to ask questions without fear.

The Ignorant Leader who Doesn't Know He or She is Ignorant
This is the senior leader who is so ignorant he gets his sermons from the Internet.  He cannot read and preach from his understanding because he has none.  He uses fake emotion and strange fire to pretend to preach strong, but without the cliches and badly borrowed text he would be lost.  He has not earned the right to stand before others and preach the word.  I'm not talking about young or inexperience, I'm talking about lazy and ignorant.  Too many times a badly told joke, a fishing story or a bible verse that isn't there becomes the basis for bad preaching.  I actually heard one such say in sincerely "Today let us understand the Verse that says "God Helps Those who Help Themselves".  It's painful and they must earn the right to pay the price to stand before others with confidence and authority. It's not about reading someone else's book and trying to preach from it, it's not about getting on some christian blog and changing up some words for your sermon.  It's about knowing the AUTHOR of the Bible you preach from.  If you find yourself under one of these folks, help them, if they won't listen. Leave.






Saturday, February 4, 2017

Senior Leaders Who Diminish the Kingdom of God

As a prophet it is my job to identify and call out those who are abusing the Body of Christ. A watchman, a guardian and in a way a shepherd of the sheep.  I do not suppose to confront directly those who are identified.  There is serious problems in the Body of Christ and His Church that must be dealt with.  To deal with them first takes identification.  For the most part I use the Personal Pronoun HE, but it can be he or she. 

The Conspiracy Driven leader
This person is always looking under the bed, behind the curtain and around the corner for grand conspiracies.  It's not wrong to be vigilant, it is wrong to instill fear and anger in people for the purposes of continuing your own ministry.  This is not just a right or left wing situation.  This is a case of telling half truths, lies and fabrications to get people to follow you.  I know of many who are in this boat.  I don't know how a person can correct them.   They must ultimately be humiliated.  They must be defamed.  That won't be by a prophet, I can only warn those who find themselves under the teaching or direction of one such to advise them to RUN.  They will fill you with so many lies you will die from the pain.  God puts one up and another down.  At some point they will be exposed for the charlatans of untruth they are by God himself.  Of course in the mean time they will have destroyed lives in fear.  If half your leaders admonitions are strange sounding and he keeps telling you that he knows, he looked it up, he has documentation, he is privy to special knowledge, he's a fraud.  Even if it's convenient to accept, if it's a fabrication it will put you in chains.  Receive a lie and it will put you in chains.

The "Business Opportunity" Leader
The worst case of this I ever saw was a pastor in River Falls Wisconsin. He had a thriving church of 500 people.  Someone seduced him into a Multi Level Marketing scheme that he became convinced was the answer to all things. His evangelism shifted from "Jesus Saves" to MLM (There became many).

Some people bought into the program, particularly those who were new in the faith.  Many less gullible drifted away.  In two years he had destroyed the work God had given him.  People's lives who had invested themselves in these schemes were impoverished and in some cases bankrupted.  He was shamed and left the ministry.  That good church destroyed by greed.  I wish I could report that was an isolated incident.  It's not.  There are several churches in the Chicago area who are trapped in this cycle of next MLM.  Those leaders do not so much have a flock they lead to Jesus, but a bunch of sheep they lead to slaughter via the next failed scheme.  Some that I know are on their 15th MLM in the last 5 years.  No one makes any money to speak except the guy in their up-line - Pastor or Apostle BullSpit.  The sermons get to be more about keeping people in the down line and less about helping them reach their destiny in God.  Altar calls are designed to create dependence.   People's lives are less because they are given false hope in an ungodly scheme.  The Kingdom of God is diminished.

The Racial Identity Political Champion Leader
This can be white, black, Indian, Korean or any number of iterations.  Of course a Spanish speaking church will often not be helpful if you don't speak Spanish.  Same with other languages.  Yet, the capacity of a Church to reach outside it's racial configuration requires a leader with a larger vision.  Many traditional white or black congregations are so targeted to their ethnic base it is impossible nearly for someone outside of that racial identity to come in.  Many people think they would LIKE to be multicultural but they demonstrate a lack of tolerance and love towards those who are not like them.  This comes from the top.  It comes because it's easy to keep people in the club if they look just like you, act just like you, believe what you believe culturally and share cultural worldviews.  This is not as it should be.  We should be KINGDOM.. but we're not.  We are racial identity divided. Our politics excludes people. If a leader is not ready to demonstrate his love towards all, the members will not as well.  You can spot this when a leader uses his platform to spank the "Not Like Us" attendees, or uses  cultural code words to keep them separate.  I have seen this on the right, left, black, white, American Indian, Spanish Speaking and Korean churches.   It's wrong when it flows down from the head.  If you find yourself isolated from others because of this.. it's time to leave.

The "It's my Job Man" Leader
This is the hireling.  In many churches of cold dead denominations this is the guy who knows all the motions to go thru.  He knows how to open with prayer, close with a song and read his warmed over sermon to you.  Most of the time his prime interest is in keeping his job.  He won't take a risk.  He works on behalf of a board.  He is uninspired and uninspiring.  It is questionable if he knows God at all.  He knows his Bible some, but he doesn't' know HIM.  He can't help you, he can't help himself.  Walk away.  If you are in this place, you know this already.  You probably are staying there because your mom or dad was there at one time.  You know this guy by the number of times he calls on the 23rd Psalm and the Lords Prayer in a crisis.  Zero fresh manna from heaven.


The Leveraging on Wealthy Members Leader
I know of far too many like this.  Usually a denominational church.  One or two very wealthy influential families make up the bulk of economic and positional contributions. It's their own private enterprise.  The leader pastor simply walks the walk to not get fired.  They can LOOK like prosperous churches but they are driven and dominated by big money from the chosen few.  The big contributors are the elders or senior board members.  Little attention is paid to their ability or understanding.   I know of one church that was indirectly led by a family famous in recycling and waste pick up.  Became a BIG church.  Lots of programs.. but when the pastor asked a few hard questions he was out on his ear.  That happened a few times and the church died.  We are all equal at the cross even if we have more money than the others.  It is my sincere belief that a Pastor should NOT know how much his members contribute.  Not even a hint.  That Pastor should love on and lead with a pure heart.  Money does not allow for that.  No leader can remain independent of the influence of big money ... even if he is deceived into thinking he can.  Most Pastors think they can handle this.. they can't.  Having great wealth is not a spiritual gift.

The Narrow Focus to Exclusion Leader (Cultist)
Any church built on a single focus and excluding others subject to deception and ultimately becomes a cult.  We have heard of how the Scientologists segregate their members and shun those who leave the cult.  That would be great if that were all there are.  Yet in the Church World there are many churchy expressions that become cultish because of a narrow focus.  It might be end times prophecy, it could be deliverance from demonic influence, it could be all prayer all the time, it could be prophecy, it might be evangelism only, it might be manifestation of charismatic gifting, it might be all teaching all the time, it might be prosperity without bounds, it might be positive confession, it might be fasting it can also be overemphasis on good works or sacraments.  There are probably a hundred other ways excess takes place.  It's not to say anyone of them are wrong.. but balance is the key.  There are 5 graces listed in Ephesians 4.  There are 9 Giftings in 1 Corinthians 12.  There are other identifiable spiritual propensities all thru the Bible.  When a senior leader begins to concentrate on a single area to the exclusion of all others and thinks he has some insight into that better than others, he is a cult leader.  Balance matters.  Look for balance.

The "MY KINGDOM COME" leader
This leader is easy to spot.  He is not building people, he's building a kingdom. Big buildings, big cars, big houses, big living and that takes big money extracted from the members with guilt, shame and religious pressure.  When the offering sermon is longer than the word he is bringing you know you are in the presence of a "My Kingdom Come" leader.  These are pirates dressed up as apostolic leaders.  They will quote the dozen or so bible verses you hear all the time to justify their piracy.  They give the Kingdom of God a bad name.  They have to be exposed.  They are pimping the people for their own Kingdom.   The opposite of that is the leader who lives in the same house, same car, parks in the same place away from the door and eschews any privilege.  I have known a few but far too few.  The first clue is the sign right next to the best parking spot, "Reserved for Apostle Bigshot".  The truth is the most spiritual parking sites are the furthest from the door.  These pirates operate in double anointing during tax refund season. You don't need him and get away while you still have a nickle in your pocket.

The "Airplane is my Second Home" Leader
This senior leader is not so much dangerous as absent from the people he is to serve.  It becomes a question why they have a church at which they are essentially only Guest Speaker.  Sometimes this is because of an unusual anointing and ability they have come into demand on the global stage.  You can't serve two masters.  Someone will get hurt.  This needs to be decided soon.

I will never forget once when Benny Hinn was in Chicago and a few dozen megachurch leaders where on the front row.  People were brought up for prayer.  They were asked which church they attended.  What was shocking (I was there and saw it) was when people said they were members at this or that church and the senior leader was there, he had no idea who they were.  I'll grant you, some were making it up, but in a few cases I knew, they were hurt, that the man who had been their senior pastor for many years had no idea who they were.  They had followed, given and been loyal in service but they were less than a name of a face to the senior leader.  Instead of tending the sheep, he was flying here or there.  There comes a time to decide what the call of God is on your life and follow that lead.  I exclude my Apostle who seems to be able to handle this pretty well, but how he does it I don't know. Worse, may who think they want to be like him... FAIL.  

The Leader Known as "Apostle Know it All"
There are some leaders who tolerate no doctrinal deviation from members.  There is not an  anointed call so much as the requirement to fall in line.  The attitude is "I Know and YOU DON'T".  It's dangerous and can cause many to feel left out.  It's good to be well versed, it' great to be on a firm foundation, but to not hear others out, even to help them get their doctrine right is false leadership.  Jesus didn't do that.  The woman at the well was messed up in her theology.  So was Nicodemus.  But Jesus gently without pedantry helped them come into truth.  So should we.  The worst are those with "degrees" ending with - DIV.  They are know-it-alls about what they think they know but don't.  Arrogance of ignorance or half knowledge keeps saints in the dark.  Leaders must set people free to ask questions without fear.

The Ignorant Leader who Doesn't Know He or She is Ignorant
This is the senior leader who is so ignorant he gets his sermons from the Internet.  He cannot read and preach from his understanding because he has none.  He uses fake emotion and strange fire to pretend to preach strong but without the cliches and badly borrowed text he would be lost.  He has not earned the right to stand before others and preach the word.  I'm not talking about young or inexperience, I'm talking about lazy and ignorant.  Too many times a badly told joke, a fishing story or a bible verse that isn't there becomes the basis for bad preaching.  "Today let us deal with the Verse that says "God Helps Those who Help Themselves".  It's painful and they must earn the right to pay the price to stand before others with confidence and authority. It's not about reading someone else's book and trying to preach from it, it's not about getting on some christian blog and changing up some words for your sermon.  It's about knowing the AUTHOR of the big book you preach from.  If you find yourself under one of these folks, help them, if they won't listen. Leave.






Sunday, January 29, 2017

A word of Warning and a Word of Encouragement about what you see in the world right now

I have been silent because I didn't want to miss God.  I now have a word of encouragement and a word of warning for the Body of Christ.

The word of encouragement: the Purposes of God are not going to be thwarted by the enemy of our souls.

The word of warning: the devil is wounded and is fighting the advance of truth with all his fury.  There will be casualties.

Right now in the world and in the USA there is blazing a great civil war in the spirit.  It is not yet a hot civil war, but there are those on both sides of this conflict devoted to victory.  The ammunition in this war is easy to see:

  • Anger
  • Lies
  • Fear
  • Half Truth
  • Ridicule
  • Persecution

The enemy of our souls has chosen this time to attack because he has been wounded.  Like a wounded foe, he is rising up using even believers for his purposes.  They think they are on the side of righteousness but they are deceived.

This is a parallel to Psalm 92.  Many Bible students think that it was when King Cyrus of Persia beat King Belshazzar of Babylon that this Psalm was written as a Praise to God. Cyrus then sent the Jews home to their own country. For 70 years, the Babylonians had made them live in Babylon. Now they were free!

Here is what we see in that Psalm:
How great are your works, O Lord!   Your thoughts are very deep!The stupid man cannot know;the fool cannot understand this: that though the wicked sprout like grass and all evildoers flourish,they are doomed to destruction forever; but you, O Lord, are on high forever. For behold, your     enemies, O Lord, for behold, your enemies shall perish;  all evildoers shall be scattered.  But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;  you have poured over me fresh oil. My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;  my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.
We are seeing the faces of evil revealed in this day.  We are seeing naked assault on the cause of Christ.

Some examples:

In the last week we had a so called "Women's March" on a global scale.  At first I thought it was simply an outburst against the election of a new President.  But as I watched I heard the Lord say, "this is the writhing of that old serpent under your feet".  Seeing people dressed in the most disgusting ways, hearing "Speeches" with the most vile talk, seeing people with posters screaming for the blood of innocents in abortion.  Destruction, destroying and celebrating death.  It was full manifestation of the devil's agenda on a world wide scale.

No matter your support or lack of it for the new President of the USA, if you call yourself a Christian at any level whatsoever you were sickened by what you saw.  If you were not, you must check your heart. If you silently cheered for the protesters, you are in peril of your soul.

Now there are new protests, anarchy and violence in the street again this weekend. Different cause, same spirit.  These are people who in a second would obliterate the Christian faith from the earth if they had the power.  The Lord spoke and said, "These are not of my spirit they are of another and even if they believe they are speaking for me they are regurgitating the guttural language of the devil". 

This is NOT about the New President.  This is about a demonically orchestrated movement driven by the devil himself and his demons.  He is artfully using the news media to spread rumors and inflame.  It has ever been so when truth threatens to upset the demonic apple cart.

When Paul and Silas Came to Thessalonica a mob rose up and tried to arrest them: Acts 17
5The Jews were jealous, and taking some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd. And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also, and Jason has received them, and they are all acting against the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king.  

The riot was about government.

This happened to Paul in Ephesus as well: Acts 19:23-41

Darkness is their Friend, any light at all torments them.  They cannot and will not hear truth. These rioter protesters are hiding in the darkness of a cause they do not understand.  They are stupid men according to the scripture.  The demonic news media is as culpable.

At one time there was a middle of the road.  Not as holy and righteous as many would have liked, but not as evil as it could be.  The enemy of our souls took the cultural and spiritual wheel and has driven us all into the ditch.  To get back on the road seems to them as if we are heading for the other ditch..  They do not recognize that to get back on the royal road will mean leaving the depths of the ditch they now occupy and wish to drag us into.  This is only hellfire and perdition there.

1 Peter Chapter 2:11-17 Offers some advice from the Apostle that is important to consider in this time for Christians:
 I urge you as aliens and strangers [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges [those dishonorable desires] that wage war against the soul.  Conduct yourself honorably, with graciousness and integrity, so that for whatever reason they may slander you as evildoers, yet by observing your good deeds they may [instead come to] glorify God in the day of visitation [when He looks upon them with mercy]. 13 Submit yourselves to [the authority of] every human institution for the sake of the Lord [to honor His name], whether it is to a king as one in a position of power, 14 or to governors as sent by him to bring punishment to those who do wrong, and to praise and encourage those who do right. 15 For it is the will of God that by doing right you may silence (muzzle, gag) the [culpable] ignorance and irresponsible criticisms of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover or pretext for evil, but [use it and live] as bond-servants of God. 17 Show respect for all people [treat them honorably], love the brotherhood [of believers], fear God, honor the king.

Unfortunately for many so called believers this has been torn out of their Bibles apparently.  They do not comport themselves according to scripture.

They instead stand guilty of being among the So Called Christians Claiming to Know God:
Titus 1:15-16
  Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted.  Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.

God is not going to allow this to go on.  The mask is off.  They are in the position of agreeing with the degradation of Romans 1 and are unashamed.  Many of the actions and degradation written about in Romans 1 is now celebrated even in the church.  Many supported people who would have lead us further down the Romans 1 road to degradation.

They have ignored the admonition of Titus 3:1-3
  Remind the believers to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient and ready for every good work, to malign no one, and to be peaceable and gentle, showing full consideration to everyone. For at one time we too were foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to all sorts of desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 

God's word does not support anarchy as is being foisted by the devil in the streets.  Now is the time for Dominion over the enemy.  Now is the time to understand the schemes of the enemy.  He has deceived many.  If you have been deceived, repent.  If you do not your lamp-stand will be removed. I speak this to those who claim spiritual leadership. 

You do not have to love, vote for, give undue honor or esteem for the President now in office.  Just as many did not with the former two administrations.  Many simply grinned and bore it.  But the vision of manifested evil on the streets of America should not be, it is ungodly and must be denounced as what it is.

You cannot walk with one foot in the devils lair and try to walk with the other in the kingdom. You will slip and fall into the ditch of perdition.  Choose now, choose life.