keeping a watchful eye on the wolves

false prophets

Cold Reading – Beni Johnson

Cold Reading – Beni Johnson (“It really does work”)


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(It really doesn’t always work.)


Blog for Truth Seeking Sheep

At the blog of Bethel Sozo Research Group, those sheep who seek the truth can research about the roots of “Sozo Healing,” Bethel Church, Bill Johnson, Toronto Blessing, Jesus Culture and more.

New at the official blog of Bethel Sozo Research Group:

Beni Johnson posts another photo of herself on Instagram in cemetery
http://bethelsozo.blogspot.ca/2014/08/beni-johnson-posts-another-photo-of.html


Tracking the False Teachings of Bill Johnson

Bethel’s Bill Johnson: “Jesus was so empty of Divine capacity…”

Bill Johnson is an effective purveyor of kenosis, the heretical teaching that Christ operated on earth solely as a man, with no “Divine capacity” whatsoever. Every miracle, every healing that Christ performed, according to Johnson, came about through the power of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, Johnson teaches, we can all perform healings and miracles, since we also have access to the Holy Spirit.
Thus Johnson’s kenosis doctrine serves to reduce the biblical Christ and elevate man. As Bob Dewaay points out:
“Jesus is no longer unique, but only a special enlightened one who could lead the way to many such enlightened ones in the future. Thus we have a New Age Christ.” [1]
Kenosis comes from a misunderstanding of Philippians 2:7: …but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. . .

More here:

http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=15854


Angel Tales or Wolf Tales?

JAMES GOLL’S ANGEL VISITATIONS, ORBS, AND NEW AUDIBLE PROPEHCY FROM “JESUS”

Warning: This is quite possibly the most demonic video program I have ever seen, and I don’t say this lightly.

I was scrolling through my news feed and saw this “By His Stripes We Are Healed” headline on WND, where It’s Supernatural’s host Sid Roth airs a popular video report. Today Roth introduces us to a seer and prophet James Goll, who claims Jesus Himself taught Goll how to heal.

“The first prophecy I ever heard came out of my own mouth,” Goll begins, as Roth excitedly probes him about his own testimony before asking about Goll’s latest vision…

More here:

http://standupforthetruth.com/2014/07/james-golls-angel-visitations-orbs-and-new-audible-propehcy-from-jesus/

Related:

Recentley James Goll endorsed a book by Stacey Campbell called Ecstatic Prophecy:

Ecstatic Sheep?
http://sheepyweepy.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/ecstatic-prophecy-or-possession/


Ecstatic Sheep?

Have you read this book called Ecstatic Prophecy by Stacey Campbell?

This book’s foreword is written by Bill Johnson and it is endorsed by various voices of the false prophetic movement such as James Goll, and Heidi Baker of the recent strange fish prophecy. . .

On page 29 of Ecstatic Prophecy (which you can find here), Campbell writes that Ecstatic prophecy, to quote David Aune (professor of theology at Loyola University of Chicago), is a form of possession trance. The physical possession, she writes, is as real as the spiritual possession, sometimes occurring against or above the prophet’s will. She then goes on to say that Christian mystics through the ages have experienced such visible ecstasy as hers, in the form of drunkenness, jerks, transports and violent shaking.

But the Bible teaches that the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets (1 Cor. 14:32). This means that a Christian is not so overwhelmed by prophecy that they writhe and jerk as in demon possession. When the Spirit of God moves upon us, we are still in control of how to exercise our spiritual gift. We surrender to the prompting and power of the Holy Spirit in obedience. He does not control us and embarrass us, like a demon would, but guides and directs us in a manner that always glorifies Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will not overtake and make his children shake and give crazy prophecies that don’t come true, for which we must later apologize.

Shame on the wolves in sheep’s clothing who teach the sheep falsehoods about the gifts from the Good Shepherd who loves them. The Father gives good and perfect gifts to his children, not destructive ‘gifts’ of drunkenness, jerking, and violent shaking. The Bible tells us so, as in Luke 11:13, Matthew 7:11, and James 1:17. Dear sheep, please read the Bible to discern His gifts, not books written and endorsed by false prophets.


For those who are tracking the trail . . .

In a series of events with Brent Borthwick, Transform and Windword sheep . . .

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Todd Bentley is coming to Windword! He’s going to be in the Fraser Valley for restoration, healing, and miracles. You are all invited to come to this supernaturally packed night in the presence of God:

7pm Wed. June 25th, 2014

10am Wed. June 25th, pastors are invited to have coffee and fellowship with Todd at Windword.

http://windword.ca/events/

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A word to the wise . . . the wise may not be welcome.

(Thank you Leo.)

UPDATE: Also see:

Todd Bentley sneaks back in to British Columbia
http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2014/06/15/todd-bentley-sneaks-back-in-to-british-columbia/

Also, read more about Bentley’s connections to Borthwick, whose church he will be performing at on June 25, by following the links here:
http://sheepyweepy.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/the-trusted-shepherd/


Man Who Cried Wolf Got Kicked Out

More here:
JUSTIN PETERS CALLS OUT BAM BAM BENTLEY, EPIC MOMENT. http://pulpitandpen.org/2014/06/05/justin-peters-calls-out-bam-bam-bentley-epic-moment/


Bethel Redding Videos

Try This Bethel Redding Snack Pack

By popular demand:

Holy Spirit “is like the genie from Aladdin” says Bethel Redding’s Jenn Johnson

Bethel Redding Pastor Eric Johnson denies Original Sin?

False prophecies mixed with Kundalini at Bill Johnson’s Bethel Redding Church

To see these videos, click here:

http://mywordlikefire.com/2014/05/06/try-this-bethel-redding-snack-pack/


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


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


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


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


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


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


“I Command Organs to be Created!”

Joshua Mills is still up to the same old gold dust nonsense. Here he is in March at the Glory Conference in the Phillippines, deceiving the gullible sheep by getting covered in gold dust and trying to release creative and recreative(?) signs and wonders.

At the 45 second mark Mills says, “Right now I command organs to be created in your body!”
How did that go for you Joshua? Any success? Inquiring minds want to know. And why just organs? Why not arms and legs? Or fingers? How convenient. Those people can’t see organs, they are on the inside. Got any documented testimonies with x-ray follow up? And if God is releasing creative and recreative miracles, why is He always releasing the same old gold dust? It’s getting kind of repetitive. Why not try something more creative?
And by the way, if your command for new organs to be created didn’t work, doesn’t that make you a false prophet?


A Song about Wolves

Watch:
shai linne talks about his song “Fal$e Teacher$”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=by-JDhaUBGk


Morningstar Ministries’ Recent Healing Conference

Morningstar Ministries’ Recent Healing Conference
TBC Staff – EN

Mar 28 2013
[TBC: Rick Joyner's Morningstar Ministries recently held a Healing Conference and advertised the gathering with the following wording]:

HEALING CONFERENCE
Watch LIVE on MorningStarTV.com This Weekend!
March 21-23, 2013

“The emphasis of this conference is going to be deliverance, one of the most overlooked aspects of healing.” – Rick Joyner

Special Guests: Father Marc van Rossem, Dr. P.G. Vargis, and Aliss Cresswell

[TBC: Of the guests, Father Marc van Rossem is a Charismatic Catholic. He also does other engagements in which: “Fr. Marc Van Rossem from the Netherlands conducted this retreat, which led the retreatants into a deeper relationship with God [and] a strong focus on Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament which opened up our hearts to receiving the word that Fr. Marc spoke to us. Father Marc spoke on Healing and the Holy Eucharist and also Carthusian Sprituality: Finding God Inside the World.

“He shared with us how the example of the Desert Fathers can be relevant to us in our society. We must make time to spend in our “cell” (our time in prayer) to allow the Lord to change us and to enter into a deeper relationship with Him” (Newfoundland Catholic Renewal, On This Rock newsletter, Edition 5, 2007, p. 5)…

More here:

http://www.thebereancall.org/content/morningstar-ministries-recent-healing-conference


Visions of Winnie the Pooh and a Field of Dreams?

Who is having visions of Winnie the Pooh and a field of dreams?

“Listen! Our spiritual eyes can be found in the imagination. I believe that we can have Holy Ghost, sanctified fantasies….

Recently I heard the Holy Spirit say, “If you build it they will come,” and I remembered the movie Field of Dreams. As that well-known line came to my memory again and again, I kept thinking, if we dream it they will come, or if we’ll dream bigger and if we’ll be released to dream, they will come. There is something important about believers birthing and bringing forth – calling forth those things that be not as though they were through dreams – that paves the way for the unsaved to come to Jesus Christ. I’ll speak more about the field of dreams later.
There is an invitation in the spirit right now to dream with God, to lift our vision higher… Remember, God is retrieving dreams; He’s redeeming prophetic promises that go back even hundreds of years.”

-Todd Bentley

Read more about dreams (and Winnie the Pooh too) here:

Your Imagination and the Fulfillment of Your Dreams By Todd Bentley
http://www.freshfireusa.com/writings/view/234-Your-Imagination-and-the-Fulfillment-of-Your-Dreams

Not only is Todd Bentley back in business (and still packing a punch), he has now joined the long list of today’s dream weavers who use these same phrases to deceive the sheep.

Please read:

“God’s Dream”: A Deceptive Scheme?
By Warren B. Smith
(Excerpted from A “Wonderful” Deception, pp. 82-95.)
http://www.spiritual-research-network.com/gods_dream_a_deceptive_scheme_warren_smith.html


BENNY HINN’S SON ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING MAN DURING BRAZIL EVENT, “LARGE SUM OF MONEY” MEANS NO CHARGES PRESSED

Evangelist Benny Hinn is known for his massive “healing” crusades which are held all over the world. Most recently, Hinn traveled to Brazil, where Benny Hinn Ministries (BHM) reports that “an amazing revival” is taking place.
During the 16 February crusade in Manaus, however, it is reported that Benny Hinn’s son, Joshua, was arrested, along with two of Hinn’s bodyguards, for assaulting a deaf man who tried to approach the stage …

Read more here:

BENNY HINN’S SON ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING MAN DURING BRAZIL EVENT, “LARGE SUM OF MONEY” MEANS NO CHARGES PRESSED
http://christianresearchnetwork.org/2013/02/18/benny-hinn-ministries-reports-amazing-revival-in-brazil-hinns-son-arrested-for-assaulting-man-during-event/


Todd and GOD TV are fine now

It appears Rory and Wendy Alec of GOD TV are okay with Todd Bentley now.

Watch Todd Bentley On God TV Speaking about Lakeland, his fall: & restoration

Thanks to Benediction Blogs On [GOD TV is totally fine with Todd Bentley again] for alerting the sheep to the scent.

RELATED ARTICLES:

TODD BENTLEY: PUNCHING PREACHER
http://www.christianresearchservice.com/category/todd-bentley-punching-preacher/


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