There are many excellent blogs and youtubes and articles these days exposing error, and they all have their place. They usually examine in depth one of the many false teachers, pastors, “apostles” or prophets that proliferate all over the TV and Internet, not to speak of megachurches (especially in America.)Continue reading
I’m not a follower of prophecies and visions, especially in these days when so many bizarre “words from God” are nonsense, and easily disproved. Today these so-called prophesies emphasise the victory and glory of the Church, and its preparation for a global revival. However, there ARE a few genuine instances of prophecy that have stood the test of time. After all, the bible says that the hallmark of a genuine prophet is that what is said comes to pass. (Deut. 18:22; Jer. 28:9; Ezek. 33:33). Continue reading
What is the “lawlessness” of the last days?
Anyone looking at the scriptures referring to conditions in the last days will have come across the term “lawlessness”. In fact, the epitome and embodiment of the condition is the Man of Lawlessness himself, (2 Thess 2:8) who sums it all up and crowns lawlessness with his personal blessing.
Nevertheless, I found myself struggling to grasp exactly what lawlessness means, in real terms. So I set about praying and researching, to gain an understanding of what we might expect very soon.
Need to Know
It’s very important to know not only what we are facing in these darkening last days, but also how to identify the problems. Could we be missing something significant that is a marker to a growing problem, one that will eventually become a global ‘religion’ and belief? How can we both identify and avoid lawlessness?
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Watchmen, sound the alarm.
Watchmen, sound the alarm.
No, for we have grown silent.
There is a time to speak;
– and a time for silence.
Let the dead bury their dead.
The walls have been breached.
Let what must be, be.
They heard not our warnings.
They did not take heed.
Now it’s too late.
The people were deaf when they were surrounded all about.
What hope do they have?
The Rephaim walk among them now.
The shades are confused with their shadows.
For the night has fallen as a thick veil.
They cannot discern the light from darkness.
The Shades and the people walk together.
They walk the same way.
How can two walk together unless they agree?
The times of this age have drawn to an end.
The last man heard our last call and he has entered.
A new time of troubles is about to start.
And we have become silent.
A silence that fell from Heaven.
Heaven itself is silent.
Like the walls of Jericho.
There was silence before the trumpet blast.
Let the dead bury their dead.
Let what must be, be.
I am posting the above poem from my fellow-worker at Living Journey because it moved me deeply and I believe it is a word from God. She comments, “I had these words last night. It was a restless night… little sleep. A warning, I fear”.
I also had a restless night with troubling dreams, and was even crying in my sleep; I said to my husband when I woke up, I have this troubling sense that something is coming, like we are waiting for something to happen. There’s a kind a sadness that I cannot account for.
Crossing a Red Line
Later he said, I’ve heard the phrase “red line” three times now.
Once was with regard to the Israel-Iran situation (Source) where Netanyahu said that a red line had to be drawn:
“A dangerous game of high-flying messages has been taking place between Washington and Jerusalem. Netanyahu made demands for a “red line” for Iran, beyond which action will be taken. “Iran will not stop unless it sees clear determination by the democratic countries of the world and a clear red line,” Netanyahu said in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Co. Namely, he doesn’t see the necessary determination from countries such as the United States.”
Secondly, the term “red line” was today applied to the media who just don’t know where to stop. This was about the repellent publication, in a French gossip column, of topless photos of the wife of Prince William during their visit to a private holiday resort. (Source).
Thirdly, the Youtube film trailer about Islam, that has sparked this present unrest across the Middle East, was said by some to have “crossed a red line” of public opinion and commentary. In speaking of these three mentions, I’m not taking sides one way or the other, but saying the term “drawing a red line” has been in the news, and the concept of crossing a red line has entered public consciousness.
But earlier this year I found myself saying something similar: we have passed the point of no return, we have turned a corner. Humanity has crossed the line.
As we approach Rosh Hashannah on 17th September, followed by Yom Kippur on 26th September we are entering another year – one that threatens to escalate all the troubles engulfing humanity up to now. Truly, the birthpangs that Jesus spoke of, leading to his return, are happening right now and we would do well to take heed!
See my website for more: Birthpangs of a New World
Almost every modern enterprise, and many a ministry too, now feels the need to have a “mission statement” outlining the ultimate aim of their endeavour. This set me off thinking – what it the aim, the endgame, the goal of the work of ‘discernment ministries’ as we have been labelled by some?
It’s quite easy to look back and see the aim in the 80’s when the churches were first infiltrated and wooed by such aberrant doctrines as the New Age, Restoration, Dominion Theology, Prosperity Doctrine and suchlike.
Disturbing news has reached me of a meeting held at Saddleback Church this week featuring ex Prime Minister Tony Blair. Blair is a Roman Catholic, and was recently in line for the post of President of the European Union.
BBC’s latest religious “expert” is a self-proclaimed atheist who claims God had a wife and Eve suffered from sexism. Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou makes a number of staggering statements in forthcoming BBC2 series “The Bible’s Buried Secrets.”
The presenter, who has a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford, argues that Eve was not the first woman in the Bible, as the story of the Garden of Eden does not belong in the first Book of the Old Testament.
She said: ‘Eve has been unfairly maligned as the troublesome wife who brought about the fall. Don’t forget that the biblical writers were male and it’s a very male-dominated world. Women were second-class citizens.’
And Dr Stavrakopoulou, a senior lecturer in the department of theology and religion at Exeter University, does not believe in God. She said: ‘I’m an atheist with a huge respect for religion’. [however, not with enough respect to get the facts right.]
Dr Stavrakopoulou’s claims that God had a wife appeared to be backed up by her own
research speculation into the subject. In a recent article she wrote: ‘Archaeological evidence including inscriptions, figurines and ancient texts as well as details in the Bible, indicate not just that he was one of several worshipped in ancient Israel, but that he was also coupled with a goddess. She was worshipped alongside him in his temple in Jerusalem.
‘…Yahweh… had to see off a number of competitors to achieve his position as the one and only god of the ancient Israelites. The biblical texts name many of them: El, Baal, Molek, Asherah. ‘
‘Far more significant is the Bible’s admission that the goddess Asherah was worshipped in Yahweh’s temple in Jerusalem. In the Book Of Kings, we’re told that a statue of Asherah was housed in the temple… goddess worship was a thriving feature of high-status religion in Jerusalem. ‘
”But perhaps most significant of all, Asherah was also the wife of El, the high god at Ugarit – a god who shares much in common with Yahweh. Given the evidence within the Bible that she was worshipped in the temple in Jerusalem, might she have played the role of a divine wife in ancient Israel too?’
Errrr – NO!!! Read the bible, dummy!
It’s no mystery that these days a liberal feminist atheist can get a degree in theology, in fact you’d probably struggle to get one if you were a genuine Christian. And it’s no surprise that it’s open season on Christians and the Bible again just in time for Easter. We expect nothing more from the BBC.
This report, clearly not from a Christian church and happening a lot earlier than the outbreak of Rodney Howard Browne’s “Laughter Epidemic” that hit the churches in the 90’s, show conclusively that compulsive laughter is either mass hysteria or actually demonic in origin.
Notice that this effect spread (as the revivalists claim today) “like a virus” from one person to another. Yet in the churches this is claimed to be a work of the Holy Spirit! How deluded would you have to be to accept this as from God?
Tanganyika laughter epidemic
The Tanganyika laughter epidemic of 1962 occurred in or near the village of Kashasha on the western coast of Lake Victoria in the modern nation of Tanzania near the border of Kenya. It is possible that, at the start of the incident, a joke was told in a boarding school, and that this joke triggered a small group of students to start laughing. The laughter perpetuated itself, far transcending its original cause. The school from which the epidemic sprang was shut down; the children and parents transmitted it to the surrounding area. Other schools, Kashasha itself, and another village, comprising thousands of people, were all affected to some degree. Six to eighteen months after it started, the phenomenon died off. The following symptoms were reported on an equally massive scale as the reports of the laughter itself: pain, fainting, respiratory problems, rashes, and attacks of crying.
Benny Hinn Curses His Opponents (and a lot more besides)
If you didn’t believe that Benny Hinn’s wife ever told the audience they needed a “holy ghost enema right up their rear end” or that Benny Hinn himself curses anybody who opposed his ministry and that if you attacked him “your children will pay for it” then this is the video for you:
Ernie Gruen wrote a well-known expose of the Kansas City Prophets, which can be found archived on this website. Find the link to the PDF version here: http://www.birthpangs.org/articles/kcp/Abberent%20Practises.pdf
The tape he made of his comments, originally entitled “Do We Keep Smiling And Say Nothing?” can be heard below:
Todd Bentley’s Female Angel
Sept 10 2008
If you have been keeping abreast of recent developments, you will already have heard the story of Todd Bentley at the Lakeland “Revival” – his claims of resurrections, healings and angelic visitation, and then the exposure of his drunkenness and adultery, as well as his lies and manipulations.
Perhaps at this late stage it’s not necessary to add more, but I will attach here my video, created in the days when Bentley was the next best hope for mankind, according to those who supported him.
Bob Jones, the once disgraced “prophet” who has been aching to revive his dead Kansas City revival of the 80’s (which also looked back to the now notorious 1947 Latter Rain revival of North Battleford, Canada) introduced Bentley to the “Emma” angel who supposedly birthed that revival, and she became quite a regular feature of Bentley’s pronouncements – that is, until the opposition to a female angel became too strong, whereupon he turned tail and denounced her, in favour of other male entities like the “Winds of Change”.
I produced this cynical video which does make a point, in a humorous way. I felt that the level of hype was such that we were all in danger of taking ourselves too seriously, or at least, the devil and his works. I felt it was time to bring him down with a little comedy.
Todd Bentley Rejects His Emma Angel