CONTINUATION — Witchcraft… ON THIS PAGE:
Þ DOES THE BIBLE TEACH THAT JEWS AND CHRISTIANS ARE GODS?
Þ THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION/RECONSTRUCTION COMES FROM MASONRY, LATTER DAY SAINTS & MORMONISM
Þ The Second Pentecost/Latter Rain, ‘Elijah-Prophet,’ ‘worldwide revival through the river of anointing’
Þ THE CHRISTIANIZED, OCCULT POWER OF POSITIVE CONFESSION
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THE PENTECOSTAL-CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT
From all the many churches I have studied thus far, the one that really breaks my heart is the Pentecostal/Charismatic Movement. No sincerely, Scripturally born again disciple of Jesus can say that these people do not preach the core of the Gospel and make real disciples for Christ. They know the Scriptures. They know how to praise and worship God. I myself am living proof that God really saved [paste tense] through them. However, obedience to the entire truth of God’s Word was not enough for them. To assume ‘more’ spiritual power, authority and so-called ‘revelation knowledge’ than what God had revealed in His Word, they became the great end-time, ecumenical danger, which Jesus warned so seriously about in Mt. 24:24, and through Scripture.
Jesus Himself prophesied, “I have told you beforehand… For false christs [“super anointed ones;” ‘christ’ means “anointed one,”] and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive the born again believers...]” The leaders of the Pentecostal/Charismatic Movement openly deify or make themselves into gods.
With immense sadness, in the light of all contextual Scripture, I will prove that nearly everything, apart from the core of Jesus’ Gospel, which they began with, is twisted, taken out of context, and extremely false! And so is everything they teach concerning the end-time, as contained in their New Apostolic Reformation, or Reconstruction dogma. Once saved through faith in Christ, they slipped back into Roman Catholic/Reformed Preterism and Dominionism, with its dreadful Kingdom Now dogma. Essentially, this means they focus on earth and not on heaven, thus assuming extra-Scriptural “dominion” over every area of life; political and secular life as well — but Jesus unmistakably declared in Jn. 18:36,
“My [Spiritual] Kingdom is not of this world. [If it were,] My servants would fight [physically,] so that I should not be delivered to the Jews...]” Still, they say they will do what Jesus would not and could not do: they will physically reform and reconstruct this physical world into God’s physical Kingdom in the here and now through their Old Testament type of mediating priesthood; the so-called “hyper anointed” Promise Keepers and its Joel’s Army - which is impossible, as the Old and New Testaments are two completely different Covenants and dispensations!
DOES THE BIBLE TEACH THAT JEWS AND CHRISTIANS ARE ‘GODS?’
Roman Catholic canonization of ‘saint’ worship and the familiarity, which the Vatican bred between their church members and their deceased ‘spiritual ancestors,’ instead of relying on Jesus Himself, is sheer idolatry that permeated Protestant denominations as well.
Even the much revered ‘Protestant’ King James Version of the Bible still calls the Book of Revelation “The Revelation of Saint John the Divine.” By God’s grace, later translations call the Book of Revelation “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.” However, masonic Knight of Malta Kenneth Copeland and the rest of his charismaniac crew such as Benny Hinn, firmly attached themselves to the Vatican to bring their members under the pope’s control. Thus, they also accepted the pagan ‘logic’ of Theosis. They reckon, if God is the personal Father of His believers as the Bible teaches, they cannot merely have God inside their born again ‘hearts’ or human spirits, they must be gods themselves. So, Copeland alleges, “When I read in the Bible where God tells Moses, ‘I AM,’ I say, ‘Yah, I AM too!”
Jesus did not say in Jn. 10:34-36 that Jews and Christians are ‘special anointed christs and gods.’ Copeland and Company’s teaching on the doctrine of Theosis is a deception. To ‘prove’ this claim, they quote Jn. 10:34-36, where Jesus said to the Jews, “Is it not written in your law, I said, ‘You are gods?’ If He called them gods, to whom the Word of God came and the Scripture cannot be broken… [how can you] say I blaspheme, because I said, I am the Son of God?’” But Paul, proclaiming salvation only through the complete atonement of Jesus Christ, asked in Rom. 3:9-26, “Are we [Jews] better than [the non-Jewish Gentile nations?] Not at all. For… both Jews and Gentiles are all under sin… as it is written: ‘There is none righteous, no, not one…” Everyone without Jesus is in a fallen, spiritual position or state of spiritual death without God. Being born again through faith, makes us temples of the Spirit, not gods.
So, what was Jesus saying to those venomous “brood of vipers,” [Mt. 23:33,] the Jewish temple masters, the Sanhedrin, who always twisted and corrupted the Scriptures to ‘prove’ their false doctrines? (Mark 7:13; Mt. 15:6-9; Col. 2:8.) In the context of Jn. 10:31-39, Jesus never proclaimed the Jews ‘gods,’ as in ‘deified humans!’ The argument in Jn. 10:34-36 began when Jesus told the Pharisees in Jn. 10:26-31, “You do not believe [that I am the Son of God,] because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me… [because] I and My Father are One.” The Jews then took up stones again to stone Him.
As the Jews again attempted to silence Jesus’ call to repentance from Judaism, Jesus answered them according to the statement “you are gods” in Ps. 82 — which is a proclamation of God’s judgment over corrupt judges, metaphorically called ‘gods.’ This means, because judges have absolute power in court, symbolically, their sentences are ‘cast in stone.’ A judge’s sentence was as irreversible as the decision of a ‘god.’ In the context of all Scripture, Ps. 82 states, God, the Supreme Judge, judges among the judges and asks, “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? [You have to] defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy… [You should have been as wise as gods because you have such great authority over the people,] yet you do not know, nor understand... Yet, I said, ‘you are [as mighty on earth] as gods, therefore all of you [should have been as righteous as] children of the Most High. But [because you are corrupt judges,] you shall die [in your sin] like [all the other sinful] men…”
Those Jews knew exactly what Jesus was saying. They knew He was not deifying them; Jesus was judging them. Thus, aligning themselves with those corrupt judges of Ps. 82 proves exactly the opposite of what Pentecostal-Charismatic “hyper anointed ones” pretend to be.
THEIR “RESTORATION” or “NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION/RECONSTRUCTION” DOGMA COMES FROM MASONRY, LATTER-DAY SAINTS, AND MORMONISM
The so-called ‘latter rain revival’ is just another form of the Kingdom-Now-here-on-earth doctrine, which, through their so-called ‘Second Pentecost,’ empowers the ‘mediating,’ christ or ‘Elijah spirit,’ which had become the crux of the Charismatic/Pentecostal Movement. What happened to the Holy Spirit’s blood-bought, believing temple of the only Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came to indwell sincere believers for the first time under Jesus’ New Covenant until That Day when Jesus returns? (Mt. 28:19-20.) Where are the New Testament Scriptures to support this doctrine? In addition, 1 Tim. 2:5 and Heb. 1:1-3 state that Jesus is the only New Testament Mediator between God and man, because He is the Only, and Last Prophet of His everlasting New Testament Covenant! The Latter-Day-Saints deception of a completely unscriptural ‘second Pentecost,’ which manifests through masonic, “mediating” ‘christs,’ or ‘gods,’ was mightily disseminated by the Mormon apostle, Bruce R. McConkie, (1915-1985.) McConkie was a member of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles of the Church of the Latter-day Saints. When he turned to Mormonism, he taught, “The President of the Church is the mouthpiece of God on earth. Thus saith the Lord: ‘Thou shall give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall give unto you as he receiveth them, walking in all holiness before me: For his word ye shall receive, as if from mine own mouth, in all patience and faith.’” – [‘The Legacy of the Mormon Prophets,’ Stephen F. Cannon.]
It always amazes me how their god speaks through these prophets in high, old English, as if he doesn’t understand modern English. These are not the words of the God of the Bible, Who stated in Heb. 1:1-2, “God, Who at various times and ways spoke in time past [during the Old Testament dispensation,] by the prophets, has in these last days [the New Covenant era] spoken to us by His Son, Whom He has appointed Heir of all things, through Whom also He made the worlds…”
Where does God, in New Testament Scripture, say anything about such ‘hyper-anointed’ christs and “mediating’ prophets — except to warn His children against their deception and destruction? (Mt. 24:23-28; 7:21-24.)
Mormonism, as all other end-time cults, is just another Jesuit-Masonic creation, as its founder, mason Joseph Smith proved. Devout Mormons argue the point, but Mormonism is a polytheist cult that proclaims, “God is only one of many gods.” Hyper-anointed Mormons also ‘become’ christs and gods, just as the ‘hyper-anointed’ clergy of the Charismatic/Pentecostal Movement. Mormons teach that ‘God is Father Adam,’ and ‘Jesus is the offspring of an angel.’ Their heaven is a place where men govern their own planets, keep many wives, and produce hoards of ‘spirit’ children!
THE SECOND PENTECOST AND LATTER RAIN ELIJAH PROPHETS’ ALLEDGED “WORLDWIDE REVIVAL”
In 2 Cor. 11:4, the consequences of following false doctrine is obvious, ”As the serpent deceived Eve… so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if [they] come preaching another Jesus… a different [holy] spirit… or a different gospel… you [accept] it.” This is exactly what happened in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Movement, and in all other denominations, where church doctrines instead of the Truth of God’s Word, (the Real Jesus of the Scriptures,) are followed. Pentecostalism’s Promise Keepers’ Joel’s Army, Manifest Sons of God, etc., all descend from the Latter Rain Revival Movement. They believe, (based on misinterpreted Old Testament prophecies,) in these last days, “God is pouring out a ‘River of Anointing,” or a “second Pentecost” through their “five-fold ministry.”
In the context of the whole New Testament, not a single ‘miracle’ of their “Toronto blessing” manifested at Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit indwelt His true believers for the first time under the New Covenant of Jesus. Their tongues and prophecy “nullify the Word of God” because, under the influence of strange spirits, these occult babblings are not the real Holy-Spirit Gifts of tongues and prophecy that come from the Author of Order, and which “He gives “as He wills,” (Mark 7:13; 1 Cor. 12:11; 14:2; 22-25; 31-33.)
Yet they allege, during this so-called “second outpouring of the Holy Spirit,” (the ‘latter rain,’) God is supposedly ‘restoring His kingdom here on earth,’ (which is the New Apostolic Reformation dogma,) through their “river of anointing,” evidenced through incredibly unscriptural teachings and occult manifestations of their “holy” spirit - not through the preaching of the Scriptural Gospel, or the True Holy Spirit of the Bible, Who is not the god of confusion, chaos and disorder. The Real Holy Spirit empowers; He never overpowers like the gods of the occult, (1 Cor. 14:1-2; 31-33.) What’s more, their “worldwide latter rain revival” will then allegedly unify the whole (New Age) earth and “restore god’s kingdom here on earth” before the return of Christ. All this will allegedly happen without the truth of God’s Word or personal faith in, and obedience to Jesus’ Moral Law of Love! (Jn. 13:34-35.) Now, God’s power is supposedly this ‘river of anointing’ that flows through them, the ‘chosen [god] generation’ — the ‘restored’ “five-fold ministry,” and through no one else!
They say these ‘five-fold’ ‘god-men’ “again have the ‘lost’ anointing of Paul and the other apostles,” as well as the “mediation of Old Testament prophets such as Elijah,” (the ‘Elijah spirit,’) who, in the Old Testament, stood as mediators between God and the people, as the people could not speak to, or hear from God directly. However, God’s New Testament Word declares in Heb. 1:1-4; 3:1 and 1 Tim. 2:5, “God, Who spoke in time past, [during the Old Testament Covenant] by the prophets, has in these last [New Testament Covenant] days spoken to us by His Son… [Therefore,] consider [the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus…. For there is One God and One Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.” We can safely say that this New-Covenant-annulling “Elijah” is neither the prophet of Jesus, nor the Holy Spirit of the Bible.
This so-called “Restored Reformation” is merely the Roman Catholic/Protestant Reformation mother church speaking. These Pentecostal Charismatics are the instruments of Rome to bring believers back to the original, spiritually dead Protestant Reformation, but this time, through ‘signs and miracles,’ not physical war like John Calvin and Company did. It is no coincidence that certain ‘Mary-anointed’ Catholics also ‘speak in tongues,’ heal the sick, etc. Benny Hinn actually says, Catholics manifest more miracles through the Eucharist, (turning the Lords Supper into the pagan/Roman Catholic rite of eating the god,) than Pentecostals do. Thus, Charismatics also manifest Catholic stigmata, or the ‘bleeding wounds of the Catholic christ, and so forth. The Protestant Reformation was never about repentance form the most important church forms and doctrines of Catholicism. That’s why Protestant Reformers such as Calvinists still “nullify” the Scriptural work and Gospel of Christ with their inherited Roman doctrines, minimizing the work of the constantly indwelling Holy Spirit, and rejecting His Scriptural gifts; calling the Spirit’s real gift of tongues “glossolalia!”
THE REAL ELIJAH SPIRIT OF THE BIBLE
The so-called ‘Restoration of God’s Kingdom on earth,’ or ‘Latter Rain Revival through the Elijah spirit,’ is a mockery of John the Baptist’s calling and especially of the New Testament Gospel and commission of Jesus Christ! Mt. 28:89-20, “[In My authority, preach My Gospel to] make disciples of all the nations, [water] baptize [these believing disciples…] and teach them every I have commanded you.”
John the Baptist did not come to restore God’s kingdom on earth as Jesus Himself said His Kingdom “is not from here.” John’s New Testament ministry was the counterpart of Elijah’s Old Testament ministry, which turned hearts from the falsehoods of Judaism to accept the New Covenant Christ and His Gospel of grace! – (Jn. 11:13-14; 17:11-12; Mark 9:13; Lu. 1:17.) “All the [Old Testament] prophets prophesied until John [as “mediators between God and man,”] and then, Jesus Himself is the final or last Mediating Prophet this earth will ever see — (Heb. Chapters 1-3.)
“Elijah, [the Old Testament Elijah’s preparing ministry, not the human spirit of Old Elijah ‘reincarnated,’ resurrected or ‘duplicated,’] has already come [past tense!] through John, (Mt. 17:12.) In Jn. 1:22-33, John the Baptist made it clear that he was not Elijah reincarnated. John was merely the ‘voice in the wilderness,’ calling, “Make straight the way of the Lord!”
John also stated that he was not the Christ - he was not ‘hyper anointed’ or a ‘mediator’ between God and men. He said, “I am not worthy to loosen Jesus’ sandal strap! There is the Lamb that takes away the sin of the whole world!” From Jesus’ final breath on the cross until now, He Himself is the only Mediator and intercessory High Priest between humanity and God the Father! Thus, there can never be ‘a new breed’ of christs and gods, or super ‘Elijahs’ ever!
THEY CHRISTIANZED THE OCCULT POWER OF POSITIVE CONFESSION
The reason why I wrote so much about paganism, pederasty, patriarchy and misogyny, is to show how all this pagan dirt impacted Christianity — and especially how it shaped the thoughts of modern clergy and their practices in church. Never believe that “everything God did is not written in the Bible,” ‘therefore we are manifesting these strange miracles.’ In Mt. 4:4, when Satan tried to add to, and manipulate the truth of God’s Word, Jesus answered calmly, “Man shall not live by bread, [physical necessities and visible signs and miracles] alone, but from every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God!” Everything we need for our spiritual, emotional, and physical lives were explained in the entire context of Biblical truth! The truth of God’s entire Word is all we need! Jesus will hold us accountable for every word we speak, because He saved His believers to show their love for Him through their obedience to His Moral Law, and to build His Kingdom in righteousness, Godly love, and His absolute truth. Thus, lies, half-truths, and other manipulative, malicious words against ‘our neighbors’ are tongue, or character-murder, which clearly characterize us as children of the devil, for “he was a murderer from the beginning,” (Jn. 8:44; Mt. 5:21-22.)
All those who prophesy falsely and teach false doctrines are tongue-murderers, who speak eternal death over their followers. Still, Charismatics believe the verse, “life and death is in the power of the tongue,” means they can ‘create’ their own world and destiny ‘by the power of their words.’ Because of such alleged ‘creative power,’ they also teach that one should never confess any ‘negativity,’ thereby ‘cursing yourself and others’ “with the power of the tongue.” To them, this means, even though you know about great mismanagement of funds, soul and life destroying abuse and false doctrine; if you are on the brink of death with pain and fever, or sinking in poverty, you should never confess “negativity:” sickness, problems, or weakness of any kind. You should smilingly praise God while “withstanding the devil” by confessing you are healed, blessed, etc., until the miracle manifests itself.
In Scriptural contexts this really means, (Prov. 18:2,) to speak life is to speak “the truth in love.” This relates to every kind of truth, but especially to the eternal truth of God’s Word. To speak death is to sow discord and spiritual and emotional corruption through lies, manipulation, and the twisting of contextual truth of all kinds. Jesus commissioned and anointed all His disciples to “go into all the world…” to declare the truth of His Gospel [which is Eternal Life] to everyone as the Holy Spirit leads us, and He promised that the “gates of Hades shall not prevail against [us.]” Hades is not “eternal hell,” as commonly taught. Sheol [Hebrew] or Hades [Greek] is the grave or physical death, which, translated into spiritual context, means those who are in spiritual death without the Life of Christ. False teaching and twisted doctrine bring people to Hades, or spiritual death, while teaching God’s truth brings people to Life in the here and now, and Life eternal in the presence of God, (Mt. 16:18; 28:19-20; Rom. 8:9 &14.)
The power of life and death is really on the tongue — but not in the way ‘miracle-creating’ teachers believe! As for “resisting the devil,” James 4:7-8 makes it clear that it has nothing to do with positive confession. He commanded, “Submit yourself to [the truth] of God. [Then you can] resist the devil [with God’s Word as Jesus did in the wilderness,] and he will flee from you. Draw near to God [in prayer, Scriptural obedience, praise and worship,] and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you [who sin,] and purity your hearts, you double-minded… Let you laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom [as you] humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up!” It is obvious that Jesus did not go into the wilderness, Gethsemane, or to the cross smiling or practicing positive confession — although He never complained without reason and in a lack of faith. He understood the cause of His torment and His destiny here on earth. This illustrates that Jesus’ humanity was just as real as His suffering. Likewise, our fight to grow in the truth of God and to progress in obedience to His will, (which brings real spiritual and emotional freedom from this world) is very real, because Satan does not shoot paper darts.
Personal surrender to God IS His power, because we must die to really live spiritually in Him
The Holy Spirit taught us one fundamental, unwavering truth: by ourselves, we are nothing, and we can do nothing without Him. Contrary to the prosperity doctrine of the Pentecostal/Charismatic Movement, Jesus did not call us to be filthy stinking rich rulers in this world, although He will always make a way for us as strangers and sojourners in this dimension, (Heb. 11.) Jesus called us to continually die the inglorious death of the cross, symbolically and even physically if necessary, for His True Cause. Spiritual and emotional death to sin and self comes before Eternal Life in Christ, because His death and life transcends this world in totality. Jesus called Himself The Resurrection and the Life and said we have to die emotionally to everything and everyone that can keep us away from Him so that nothing, not even physical death itself, can touch our eternal Life in heaven, (1 Jn. 5:18-20.)
However, neither suffering nor spiritual and emotional victory make us special in any way. It is simply our lifestyle in Christ, which we accept under His will and guidance as ‘chastisement,’ which will benefit our characters and service to Him now, and bring us safely to heaven, (Heb. 12:3-11.) While we should take care not to fall into Satan’s trap to be pessimistic and complain, the ungodly doctrine of positive confession is nothing but the old occult technique of Visualization and Positive Confession disguised as ‘Rhema;’ the power of God’s spoken Word.
Of course God still does miracles! And He really gave us His Spirit and His gifts to do His miracles, (Mark 16:16-18.) Yet, submitted to God, we should always focus on our all-powerful God and the truth of His Word, and bring everything to Him in prayer first, instead of relying on the ‘power if our tongues,’ which allegedly create miracles. If we are in pain, hungry and cold while we say we are not, we are lying. We are not condemning or cursing ourselves or others by telling the truth, or by merely relating the facts of the situation. If we have prayed over illness and other afflictions and it persists, it is right and Biblical to continue praying and believing while we confess that God is able to heal and supply all your needs – according to His will, in His own time, and for His own glory. God often tests our faith by not answering immediately; building Godly character in us. His answer might not always be positive either. Point is, we must always hear from God personally; knowing that He always hears and answers us, (Col. 4:2-5; Eph. 6:18.) Saying that we are suffering while we believe in, and wait on God is not a lack of faith.
When Jesus wrestled against the life-and-death needs of His complete humanity in Gethsemane, He confessed, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death…” The Man Jesus was not complaining. He was being true to Himself while facing that ultimate trial with unmoving faith in the all-powerful ability and absolute sovereignty of the omniscient, omnipresent God. Jesus’ example of perfect faith also reflects in His private petition, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” (Mt. 26:38-39.) In Jesus’ complete humanity, it cost incredible faith to surrender completely to the will of the Father, no matter the outcome of that atrocious trial! God calls all His sincere children to this kind of naked faith in the face of death and adversity. Faith, which goes beyond all personal comfort and contentment in this world. Faith that supersedes all the needs and desires of this temporal world, to flow over into eternal life, reaching straight to God’s righteous throne in heaven.