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Wolves with Feathers

Fake (or demonic) Glory Feather Cloud from an “Apostolic and Prophetic” ministry

“Look at the feathers, man! Look at the feathers!” (52 seconds in video)

Read more about this here:

http://mywordlikefire.com/2015/05/22/fake-or-demonic-glory-feather-cloud-from-an-apostolic-and-prophetic-ministry/

Unequally Yoked

No laughing matter . . .

Why Impostors Love the Church

Why Impostors Love the Church

Russell Moore

MOORE to the POINT

www.russellmoore.com

Recently I read a book that kept me awake a couple of nights. It was about “Clark Rockefeller,” and the scare quotes are important. The man was neither “Clark” nor “Rockefeller.” He was a German immigrant who crafted an identity as an heir of one of America’s wealthiest dynasties. He married, fathered a child, and was involved in fraud, theft, and maybe even murder. And no one ever knew, until the very end.

What made me squirm was that fact that the fake Rockefeller’s inroad to all his deception were churches and relationships, particularly with women. He would make the connections he needed in local congregations, and he would charm the women there. At the same time, he would parasitically imitate the men, watching and mirroring back to them their convictions and opinions, even the inflections of their voices. But, behind all of that, there was nothing real but a predatory appetite.

The New Testament warns us, of course, about spiritual impostors. Sometimes these “wolves” are there to introduce subtly false doctrine. But, just as often, it seems, these spiritual carnivores hold to true doctrine, at least on the surface. But they use this doctrine and service for predatory ends.

More here:

http://www.christianresearchservice.com/why-impostors-love-the-church/

Prosperity Wolf Dreams

‘You Cannot Stop Me': Televangelist Creflo Dollar Defies Opponents in Effort to Buy $65 Million Jet

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — Televangelist Creflo Dollar defied opponents of his global effort to purchase a $65 million dollar jet in a recent message delivered to his congregation.

“Let me tell you something about believing God. I can dream as long as I want to. I can believe God as long as I want to,” he states in a video posted to YouTube by a group not affiliated with Dollar. “If I want to believe God for a $65 million plane, you cannot stop me. You cannot stop me from dreaming.”

More here:

http://christiannews.net/2015/04/23/you-cannot-stop-me-televangelist-creflo-dollar-defies-opponents-in-effort-to-buy-65-million-jet/#!

Jeremiah 23: 25 – 28 [ESV]

I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart, who think to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot my name for Baal? Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? declares the LORD.

Another Browne Revival?

Wake up sheep! Rodney Howard-Browne, known for imparting Holy Laughter to countless people around the world, is once again placing his ministry in the limelight.

Read more about this here:

Elephant in the Room: Rodney Howard-Browne and America’s “Great Awakening”
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=17071

Flock or Pack?

For the many misguided sheep who still cannot discern whether these men belong to the flock or the pack… the following might be very helpful:

The fruit of Brian “Head” Welch
http://www.reflectionsfromthewall.net/my-reflections/the-fruit-of-brian-head-welch

Brian Head Welch and Todd Bentley
https://thelasthiker.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/brian-head-welch-and-todd-bentley-calvary-chapel-says-hes-not-backing-those-dudes-really/

What Sheep should know about “Holy” Laughter

14 Concerns About “Holy” Laughter and the “Laughing Revival”

(1) There is no biblical precedent for “holy” laughter.
Laughter is rarely mentioned in the Bible. Yet, when it is, the Bible seems to make more of a case for holy sorrow than for “holy” laughter. Scripture supports Solomon’s contention that “sorrow is better than laughter.” It does not support the present “laughing revival.”

(2) Substituting the word joy for laughter is a non sequitur. It is inaccurate and misleading.
There is no scriptural authority for equating biblical references to joy with the involuntary manifestations of “holy” laughter. Just because there are insufficient Bible texts to make the case for “holy” laughter, it does not follow that you can simply redefine the word laughter by substituting the word joy.

(3) “Holy” laughter advocates rarely, if ever, discuss the need to test the spirits.
The Bible warns us that not every supernatural manifestation is necessarily from God. 1 John 4:1 says, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” Charles and Francis Hunter write in their book Holy Laughter, “Once you begin to walk in the supernatural you really have to be ready for anything and everything and never question the way God does it!”

Find out more here:

FALSE REVIVAL COMING?—Part 1: Holy Laughter or Strong Delusion?
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=16760

While Some Shepherds Watch Their Flocks

While some shepherds watch their flocks, others invite hirelings and wolves in.

On Dec 31, 2014, the New Year is being brought in to Canada by Todd Bentley.

It’s almost that time of year again! Todd Bentley is coming to Windword to help us bring in the New Year. This will be a powerful night full of worship and prophetic words over 2015.
See: http://www.freshfireusa.com/events/view/642-Langley-BC
[Poster: http://windword.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/New-Years-Service.jpg%5D

Then, the false prophetic will continue in a New Years Conference at Windword, Jan 2-4. The announcement says:

Let’s continue bringing in 2015 strong! This New Years Conference is the perfect time to solidify everything that was proclaimed in the New Years Eve Service and to make new proclamations of what we expect 2015 to hold in store for us. We will have powerful words from Todd Bentley, Brent Borthwick, and Nolan Clark! So whether you had a good year in 2014 and want to make sure this next year is just as good, or you want to totally change your life in 2015…you need to come out to this conference. Let’s jump start 2015 for the Kingdom of God!
[Poster: http://windword.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/New-Years-2015.jpg%5D
See: http://www.freshfireusa.com/events/view/614-Langley-BC

*Note: This same church also has a School of Ministry that uses Bethel’s materials.

We would love to invite you to our Windword School of Ministry (WinSOM) featuring Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry DVD Curriculum. If you are interested in registering for the school, you can either come talk to us in person, email us, or download the application files right here online! (http://windword.ca/winsom/)

Shepherds, guard your sheep.

The Five Most Disturbing Things About a Benny Hinn Miracle Service

The Five Most Disturbing Things About a Benny Hinn Miracle Service

There are a lot of things you should try at least once in your life — skydiving, eating some exotic delicacy, traveling alone. Let me give you one thing not to add to that list: attending a Benny Hinn Holy Spirit Miracle Service.
I recently went to one in New York. Before going, I knew little about Hinn — a man who’s worth some $42 million — other than that he’s a big-deal televangelist among countless charismatic Christians. As someone who’s fairly unfamiliar with that sphere of Christianity, I was mostly just wary of being in a crowd of people speaking in tongues and being slain in the Spirit.
But that turned out to be the least uncomfortable thing about the service. What did happen was so much more upsetting, difficult, and unnerving. If you ever go, here are five unsettling things you’ll experience . . .

Read more here:

http://www.faithstreet.com/onfaith/2014/12/08/the-five-most-disturbing-things-about-a-benny-hinn-miracle-service/35348

Wolves in Serpent’s Clothing

Be careful little sheep who you follow . . .

“For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.” Acts 20:29

Today’s wolves don’t wear sheep’s clothing. An instagram picture is worth 1,000 words . . .

iamtoddbentley
18 hours ago
Great connecting with my bro Brian Head Welch!
http://instagram.com/p/wfcxzetF8i/

*Read about the concerns with Brian Head Welch’s Christian walk, from toking the Holy Ghost with John Crowder to his involvement in the Holy Ghost movie, Bethel Church, etc., here:

“THE HOLY SPIRIT MAKES A MOVIE? I DON’T THINK SO . . .”
http://standupforthetruth.com/2014/09/holy-spirit-makes-movie-dont-think/

*Also see a youtube called Brian Head Welch Of Korn False Teacher Of Christianity (Part 2) @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ8-sYX0TU8
[WARNING!!! GRAPHIC!!!!!!}

One More False Teacher at ‘One Thing’

IHOP announces their replacement for Joyce Meyer:

We are thrilled to announce that Reinhard Bonnke will be joining us for Onething 2014!

Reinhard Bonnke is known as one of the most powerful evangelists of all time. Hundreds of thousands of people attend his gospel crusades in Africa; in the last ten years, over 53 million people have committed their lives to Jesus in his meetings. Miracles and signs and wonders of all kinds follow Reinhard’s preaching.(Source)

The false teachings of Bonnke are documented at these links:

http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/rbonnke.html
http://www.letusreason.org/popteac13.htm
http://www.donotbesurprised.com/2013/09/evangelist-reinhard-bonnke-at-jesus.html

One Less False Teacher at ‘One Thing’

IHOP regrets to inform their sheep that . . .

We are writing to let you know that Joyce Meyer, who was scheduled to be with us at Onething 2014, has had to cancel speaking at the conference due to some unforeseeable personal circumstances. Joyce expressed her regret to us that she is unable to be with us and has had to cancel her visit at the last minute.
-[SOURCE]

Unfortunately, Phil Wickham and Kari Jobe will still be participating.

RELATED:

JOYCE MEYER CANCELS IHOP’S “ONETHING” APPEARANCE NEW YEAR’S EVE
http://standupforthetruth.com/2014/11/joyce-meyer-cancels-ihops-onething-appearance-new-years-eve/

Joyce Meyer -Are you paying attention-
http://www.letusreason.org/popteac17.htm

“What is the International House of Prayer (IHOP)?”
http://www.gotquestions.org/International-House-of-Prayer-IHOP.html

The Dangers of the International House of Prayer
http://carm.org/ihop

IS IHOP A CULT? ONE INTERN’S STORY
http://standupforthetruth.com/2012/04/is-ihop-a-cult-one-interns-story/

Following which Spirit?

This is a Berean exposé of the spirit behind the Holy Ghost movie as another spirit and another Jesus, not the true Holy Spirit. Most of the people in the movie also supported Brownsville, Toronto blessing, and Lakeland (Todd Bentley).

Following the Tracks . . .

Tracking Todd Bentley through the yellow light. . .

http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2014/09/22/yellow-light-for-todd/

. . . and back to home territory, again, to tell the sheep all about Bob and friends . . .

Is the new Holy Ghost film something Sheep should Flock to?

Have you heard about the new Holy Ghost film, featuring signs & wonders preacher Bill Johnson and involving Brian Head Welsh of Korn?

Is this something that the sheep should flock to? Can you discern truth from error?

Find out all about it here:

“THE HOLY SPIRIT MAKES A MOVIE? I DON’T THINK SO . . .”
http://standupforthetruth.com/2014/09/holy-spirit-makes-movie-dont-think/

Rick Joyner on Ebola

No scripture supports the following statement by Rick Joyner …

“I think everyone of God’s people are supposed to be able to enter into the heavenly realm and then to return with evidence of heavens reality and authority over everything on earth….”

Like Ebola and ‘regions of radiation’ . . .

Mark Chironna’s New Age/Quantum Mysticism at Bethel Redding Conference

Mark Chironna’s New Age/Quantum Mysticism at Bethel Redding Conference

In 2012 the book, The Physics of Heaven, was released. Shocking in its enthusiasm for quantum physics/quantum mysticism, and in its lack of discernment about New Age practices, the book has the approval and participation of Bethel Church of Redding’s movers and shakers. Bethel leader Bill Johnson contributed a chapter to the book, as did his wife, Beni Johnson. The Physics of Heaven is co-authored by Judy Franklin, Bill Johnson’s personal assistant. The foreword is written by Kris Vallotton, Senior Associate Leader at Bethel.
As disturbing as The Physics of Heaven is, at least the book serves as a warning that Bill Johnson and Bethel (and others) are heading toward a New Age/quantum mysticism understanding of God. [1]
Before we get to Mark Chironna and the quantum heresy he spewed out during a Bethel conference–with the full approval of Bill Johnson–let us briefly define terms.

Read more here:
http://mywordlikefire.com/2014/09/13/mark-chironnas-new-agequantum-mysticism-at-bethel-redding-conference/

Christians Dancing with Wolves?

“More and more professing Christians are uniting with wolves in sheep’s clothing. Likewise, wolves and wolverines are joining forces with wolves from different wolf packs. The pack is growing. It’s getting stronger – and they’re cunning! False teachers now play a major role in the Christian community. As I mentioned above, in order to transform society into the kingdom of God on earth, wolves and wolverines must control things, such as entertainment; government; education; business/economy; media; and family – they’re heavily involved in pro-family organizations.”

– Marsha West, The Prosperity Priestess and the pied pieper of IHOP

Some of the names referred to in the above article include . . . Joyce Meyer, Mike Bickle, IHOP, Kansas City Prophets, and Francis Chan. Read it here:

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/mwest/140909

Shepherds protect the sheep from the wolves

SOURCE: Touch Not my Anointed
http://www.moriel.org/articles/

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Related:

“Touch Not Mine Anointed”
by Kevin Reeves
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=1373

Touch not my anointed!
http://www.letusreason.org/Pent47.htm

Bam Bam Bentley Back

Recently Todd Bentley was back in his old territory – laughing, shaking, laying hands, yelling shaka bam bam bam and trying to knock and blow people down.

Todd Bentley – The Torch of Revival (part 2) WW June 25, 2014

Feeding or Fleecing the Flock?

The true mark of false teachers and wolves in sheeps clothing is that they feed fleece the flock that can’t even stomach milk with smiles and sweet nothings.

~ $ ~

Also see:

Victoria Osteen Ripped for Telling Church ‘Just Do Good For Your Own Self'; Worship Is Not for God, ‘You’re Doing it for Yourself’
http://www.christianpost.com/news/victoria-osteen-ripped-for-telling-church-just-do-good-for-your-own-self-worship-is-not-for-god-youre-doing-it-for-yourself-125636/#!

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?
https://sheepyweepy.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/ecstatic-prophecy-or-possession/

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