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Jenn Johnson of Bethel Said What?

Jenn Johnson – Holy Spirit is like a Sneaky Blue Genie . . .

Related:

THIS is Sound Doctrine? Are you Kidding Me????
http://slaughteringthesheep.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/this-is-sound-doctrine/

Who is the Holy Spirit?
http://www.gotquestions.org/who-Holy-Spirit.html

Are we supposed to pray for the wolves?

Are we supposed to pray for the wolves?

Imagine if you will, the following scenario:

A shepherd guarding his sheep observes a wolf among the flock cloaked in sheepskin. He stands up and yells “Wolf! Wolf! Run! Run!” And immediately the sheep begin to scatter, but not all. A small group turn to the sheep dog and, with an arrogant smirk plastered across their faces, respond, “But did you pray for the wolf?”

Bewildered as to why these sheep were ignoring his warning, the shepherd reiterates the danger of the wolf’s presence with an even more impassioned plea for the sheep to escape the impending doom that’s about to befall them. However, they stand firm and go back to their grazing on the plush green grass beneath their feet.

Mumblings of,”Who is he to judge?” and, “As for me I’ll be praying for the wolf” can be heard among them as they reassure themselves of their peace and safety while the wolf takes them out one by one until there are none left.

Read more here:

http://defendingcontending.com/2009/10/05/are-we-supposed-to-pray-for-the-wolves/

False Prophet Jones Dies

NAR Prophet Bob Jones Dies

Bob Jones, a prominent prophet in the New Apostolic Reformation movement, died Friday, February 14.

Jones’ prophetic words, given over four decades, influenced many leaders in the New Apostolic Reformation movement, including Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City, Missouri. Bickle details Jones’ influence on the history of IHOP in a video posted on the IHOP web site.

In the video, Bickle refers to Jones as “a very important prophetic man, at least in my life, and in the early days of this movement.” Bickle describes how Jones prophesied to him, in 1983, that God was going to raise up worldwide a young adult prayer movement led by prophetic singers and musicians in Kansas City. Jones claimed to have had 100 “open visions” giving him revelation about this movement.

Though Bickle was, at first, skeptical of Jones–and even wondered if Jones was a false prophet–he became convinced that Jones was a true prophet when Jones accurately predicted a snowfall on March 21, 1983, after several weeks of unseasonably warm weather…

More here:

http://www.spiritoferror.org/2014/02/nar-prophet-bob-jones-dies/4842

Look Out Canada – wolves may be coming to your town

Sons of Thunder
Mystical School

Savor the deep things of the Spirit …
Our Mystical School is an intensive, three-day course with in-depth instruction, activation and hands-on impartation with John Crowder. These deeper courses in contemplative, supernatural Christianity are geared for a smaller group environment, with limited registration, to foster an atmosphere of intimacy, personal prophecy and vigorous impartation. There will be ample time for questions and answers, with sessions running 6-8 hours each day and mornings free for prayer, soaking and reflection. In these courses you will:

Operate in Trances, Raptures & Ecstatic Prayer
Experience Physical Phenomena of Mysticism
Get Activated in Creative Miracles, Signs & Wonders
Understand & Access New Creation Realities
Gain A Historical Grid of Miracle Workers & Mystics
Be Activated in the Seer Realm, Prophecy, Spirit Travel
Receive Open Heavens & Revelatory Understanding
Access and Manifest the Glory Realm
Coming to CANADA – WEST COAST REGION
Feb. 21-23, 2014
Registration is limited. Schools fill up quickly!

http://www.thenewmystics.com/Articles/1000132552/Home_Page_of/Upcoming_Events/Mystical_Schools/Mystical_School_Abbotsford.aspx

Be warned…

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Televised Wolves Investigated

Recently, the televised miracles of wolves fleecing the flock have been investigated. Watch this report:

Todd Bentley Stepping Down [UPDATED]

It appears Todd Bentley is stepping down from his ministry.

Update from Todd and Jessa Bentley
http://www.freshfireusa.com/email-template/email-banner/1-17-2014-email-blast.html

Related:

Big news about to break with Todd Bentley?
http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2014/02/01/big-news-about-to-break-with-todd-bentley/

Todd recycles
http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2014/02/19/todd-recycles/

Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing: 5 Tips to Identify One

Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing: 5 Tips to Identify One

Have you ever heard the saying “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”? I have heard it a couple of places. First, many years ago I heard one of Aesop’s Fables which talked about a wolf that put on a sheep skin so that he could fool the shepherd into believing he was a lamb. Then when the shepherd locked the flock behind the gate at night the wolf thought he was clear to eat all the sheep he wanted. To his surprise the shepherd returned to the flock that night to gather meat for the next day. The wolf in sheep’s clothing was killed as one of the sheep. You see the saying “wolf in sheep’s clothing” simply means someone who is pretending to be something they are not…

More here:

http://www.forgottenword.org/wisc.html

Tribute to a Giant, or Wolf who fleeced the flock?

A Tale of Two Charismas
TBC Staff – EN
Dec 16 2013

In a December 4 editorial, Steve Strang, Publisher of Charisma Magazine and founder of the Strang print media empire, pays tribute to the late Paul Crouch as “One of the Giants of Our Generation.”

It is accurate, but not necessarily a compliment, to be called a “giant of our generation.” Even a criminal or notorious politician can become “larger than life” by his deeds.

More here:

http://www.thebereancall.org/content/tale-two-charismas

Sheep invited to Banquet

Chuck Pierce Invites Christians To “The Banqueting Table”
by Sandy Simpson, 12/17/13

Chuck Pierce, the new head false apostle of the New Apostolic Reformation, formerly under false apostle C. Peter Wagner, has just announced on the ElijahList that he wants to “invite each of you to COME TO THE BANQUETING TABLE on January 2-5, 2014 at the Global Spheres Center in Corinth, Texas!” This is a call for people to sign up for yet another conference of false apostles and false prophets, but the ad sounds like he is inviting people to the “Marriage Supper Of The Lamb”. You may find that idea absurd until you listen to these people “declaring” things “from the heavenlies”. In another December 16, 2013 issue of ElijahList Pierce states that they are going to “Rend the Heavens and Let Prophetic Revelation Fall!” These people are so deluded that they think they are in the place of God.

More here:

http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/thebanquetingtable.html

Tracking Another False Prophecy

You may say in your heart, ‘How will we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?’
“When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. Deuteronomy 18:21,22

For example:

The revival that Todd Bentley predicted for Fresno is now overdue. By perhaps 12 years but at least 10 months
http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2013/11/09/the-revival-that-todd-bentley-predicted-for-fresno-is-now-overdue-by-perhaps-12-years-but-at-least-10-months/

Ludicrous Lies

Note: While this blog does not endorse the policies of Right Wing Watch, this clip must be shared to reveal the insanity of Bentley’s false claims.

Todd Bentley’s Failed Prophecy

Speaking of testing the wolves prophets…

Do you know that Todd Bentley made a prophecy last September about a big revival that never happened?

“And the Lord told me ‘A great revival is about the break out in Finland. It’ll be… (cheers) Listen! The conversions in Finland will be like [Charles Finney. The conversions in Finland will be like Finney….and I saw almost like an atomic explosion of glory come down over Finland and it started spreading into other places, missionaries going out of Finland into, Eastern Europe, Estonia, Latvia. other countries…”

Read more here:

Todd Bentley predicted big “like Finney” revival, which is long overdue to start, in Finland
http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2013/09/25/todd-bentley-predicts-big-like-finney-revival-which-is-long-overdue-to-start-in-finland/

Also see:

How Todd Bentley will try to explain the Lakeland aftermath to you
http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2013/08/29/how-todd-bentley-will-try-to-explain-the-lakeland-aftermath-to-you/

Test the Prophets (and wolves)

A Challenge to Message Believers concerning William Branham

Responses to the issues that we and others have raised have to date been non-existent. So to make some of our issues a bit more focused for followers of William Branham, we would like to request a response to the following challenge:

The Test

This is a test for anyone that is a follower of the message of William Branham. Please provide us with an unambiguous prophecy made by William Branham that was recorded publicly (i.e. we can verify on a tape) and that was later fulfilled in a clear manner. We will publish any such prophecy and its fulfillment on our website…

More here:

http://www.forgottenword.org/challenge.html

Are you an under shepherd or a hireling?

Are you an under shepherd or a hireling?
by Sandy Simpson

A hireling does not really care about being a watchman, but is more concerned with protecting his reputation, position and income. A true watchman will guard the flock against wolves from within (Acts 20:30) and without (Acts 20:29) no matter the cost to his reputation, position or income.

Following is a little quiz you can take to see if you are a true Biblical under shepherd as a leader in your church, are becoming a hireling, or are one now.

Find quiz here:

http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/undershepherdorhireling.html

Fresh Fire or Strange Fire?

Fresh fire?


['Fire Of God' 2013, Todd Bentley in South Africa, 2 months ago]

Or strange fire?


[In the "fire tunnel" with Todd Bentley in South Africa]

“And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.” Leviticus 10:1

Taking on the Wolves of Strange Fire? (UPDATED)

John MacArthur, influential author, pastor and seminary president, has organized what has already proven to be a controversial conference, as he and several other evangelical Christian ministers will gather in October at his Sun Valley, Calif., church to take a corrective stance against what he describes as “strange fire” practices in the charismatic movement…

More here:
John MacArthur Takes on Charismatic Movement With ‘Strange Fire’ Conference
http://www.christianpost.com/news/john-macarthur-takes-on-charismatic-movement-with-strange-fire-conference-97968/

Also see:

A Mess in the Maternity Ward?

An Update on the whole Michael Brown/Strange Fire/John MacArthur hullabaloo

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***UPDATE:
SEE A REVIEW/CRITIQUE OF JOHN MACARTHUR’S STRANG FIRE CONFERENCE BY ANTON BOSCH, HERE
:

Impressions from Strange Fire
http://moriel.org/MorielArchive/index.php/discernment/impressions-from-strange-fire

RELATED:

How the Mighty Have Fallen
http://moriel.org/MorielArchive/index.php/discernment/church-issues/emergent-church/how-the-mighty-have-fallen

Look what Bill Johnson is Feeding the Sheep Now

If you want to read how…

Bill Johnson is clearly teaching the manifest sons of God doctrine (MSoG). Individuals attain this MSoG status of “ascended lifestyle” (aka “Throne life”) through “intimacy with the Father”, using methods akin to the centering prayer and contemplative prayer of Eastern religions and the New Age / New Spirituality (as well as 2nd century Gnosticism). This will ultimately result in the ability to both live and think from the Throne of God, while yet remaining on earth (with a “renewed mind”). Such a ‘believer’ can ‘think from the Throne’ as they are literally – in a statement of utmost blasphemy – at the right hand of God, as per Johnson. This version of MSoG has a parallel with occult doctrine, with the fully manifested son / Ascended Master possessing the ability to live in both the heavenly and earthly realms simultaneously.

… click on the following link to the rest of this revealing article at CrossWise:

Bill Johnson Claims You Can Think and Live from the Right Hand of God

From Wolf Howl to Wolf Growl – Who’s Not Laughing Now?

Not Laughing Now
by Phil Johnson

Rodney Howard-Browne, self-styled “Holy Ghost Bartender,” has taken notice of the Strange Fire conference sponsored by Grace to You (October 16-18, 2013). He seems unnerved by the prospect that twenty-first-century charismatic phenomena are going to be examined in light of Scripture. Howard-Browne’s trademark giddiness has gone missing. Recently, he wrote this stream-of-consciousness rant on his Facebook page:

There is coming a massive attack on the Pentecostal/ Charismatic movement by a group of individuals that don’t believe in the power of the Holy Spirit today – these men do not believe in speaking in tongues or the gifts of the spirit – they think that because of excesses in the church that they have a right to write off the fastest growing sector of Christianity – over 800 million in the earth today…

Read the rest of the growling (followed by discerning commentary), here:

http://m.gty.org/Blog/B130610

Assessing Bill Johnson’s “Eternally God” Declarations Amidst His Other Christological Statements

A hallmark of any true Christian is charity (this is not to say non-Christians cannot be charitable, of course). Christians will give their money and time with no expectation of return. Rightly, this generosity should extend to giving another the benefit of the doubt if a given statement or statements are not exactly clear. Everyone makes a ‘slip of the tongue’ or a ‘slip of the pen’, right?

But, on the other hand, when a teacher consistently makes statements that run counter to Christian orthodoxy, there is a need to address this issue forthrightly. When these statements are in the public realm via books, online sermons, video/audio, et cetera, these should be addressed publicly.

Read the rest here:

Assessing Bill Johnson’s “Eternally God” Declarations Amidst His Other Christological Statements
http://notunlikelee.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/assessing-bill-johnsons-eternally-god-declarations-amidst-his-other-christological-statements-2/

How to Spot a Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

“Have you ever heard the saying “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”? I have heard it a couple of places. First, many years ago I heard one of Aesop’s Fables which talked about a wolf that put on a sheep skin so that he could fool the shepherd into believing he was a lamb. Then when the shepherd locked the flock behind the gate at night the wolf thought he was clear to eat all the sheep he wanted. To his surprise the shepherd returned to the flock that night to gather meat for the next day. The wolf in sheep’s clothing was killed as one of the sheep. You see the saying “wolf in sheep’s clothing” simply means someone who is pretending to be something they are not.
Years later I heard this concept in another place –The Bible. Jesus warns against wolves in sheep’s clothing…”

Read more here:
Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing: 5 Tips to Identify One
http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/wolf-in-sheeps-clothing-5-tips-to-identify-one/

When Wolves Lead the Flock

When Wolves Lead the Flock

Today, Satan and his entourage of demonic helpers stand unchallenged in many church pulpits around the world. Deception is Satan’s most powerful weapon against believers and would-be converts. He cloaks himself in the liturgical vestments of the clergy while using smooth oratory to win over undiscerning believers to doctrines of demons. He is an accomplished speaker, liar and deceiver. He is the master of disguise. From the very beginning of creation, he is the enemy of our soul and has used deception to change the truth about God into a lie. His burning passion for deception and destruction is relentless. His tactics are deadly and carry the sting of eternal ruin. The church needs to learn and understand just how skillful he is at deceiving believers through false doctrines, half truths, and counterfeit spiritual experiences…

Read more here:
When Wolves Lead the Flock: Apostasy in the Church Part 1
http://www.blogos.org/keepwatch/apostate.html

Wolves with feigned words make merchandise of you

Dear Sheep, please consider this…

“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”
2 Peter 2:1-3

Another Money Plea Emerges

From Benny Hinn and signs and wonders to Brian McLaren and the emerging church, the false shepherds are all standing on common ground when it comes to fleecing the sheep.

“On his blog, Brian McLaren is making a mysterious appeal for money. Not just a few dollars, but big, bodacious financial support from those with deep pockets. What’s it for? Brian won’t say, but if you want to contribute, you could email him at a special “happy to help” address and let him know you’re rich, and he’ll get back to you by this weekend.”

- BRIAN MCLAREN ASKS FOR SIGNIFICANT CASH FOR MYSTERY PROJECT
http://standupforthetruth.com/2013/05/brian-mclaren-asks-for-significant-cash-for-mystery-project/

Signs + Wonders + Dollars = Wolf Tracks

Requiring a Sign

Benny Hinn is a pastor and evangelist known worldwide for his healing ministry. He is a best selling author and a household name among believers and non-believers alike. He is a true master at placing emphasis on personal experience during worship services. Love or hate him, Benny is a unique character unlike any we know. Hinn’s worldwide organization is big and depends heavily on “miracles, signs and wonders” to finances his healing ministry. While the faithful support his onstage antics and partake in falling under the anointing, others remain convinced he is a fraud and rank him with the other mega-church swindlers. While there are many issues with his ministry, perhaps most disturbing is the untold number of innocent people who travel long distances in hope of a miracle. In most if not every instant, these travel-weary believers return home having their hope give way to despair and their faith, in many cases, give way to doubt.

More here:

Requiring a Sign: Apostasy in the Church Part 6
http://www.blogos.org/keepwatch/signs-and-wonders.html

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