THIS THE BEGINNING OF THE END?
City Seven (Fellowship) Guru, Bob Jones gives PROPHECY ON PK AND THE WORLD UNITY
OF CHARISMANIA AND PROMISE KEEPERS.
this the WHORE of Revelation combining PK, Roman Catholics, and Charismania?
say, YES! "Even
so come Lord Jesus."
this uniting of Charismania is the crescendo of many years of occult, New Age,
Witchcraft, and demonic intrusion into the Pentecostal Movement. It is the
end. Pentecostalism is now the very dung gate of the Lord's Church, for
in it have gathered "every filthy bird" conceivable. Here is the climax
of much editorial I have given you in the past. Many Pentecostal and Baptist
men have cried out against this. YOU, dear reader, must flee this wrath
ridden Satanic counterfeit NOW.
you do not flee this evil thing, if you imagine you can stay in and "save it,"
it will consume your soul. You will be clearly showing that you NEVER were
born again at all, and you will go to hell and burn forever for this blasphemy
you have aided and abetted.
copy this page, print it, and distribute it to friends. We MUST take the
offensive NOW, or we will be the target later. This movement is now at the
same point as Hitler's Reich in its early days. Nearly every pastor of Germany
thought Hitler was saving Germany from its wickedness. If you don't join
the battle now, you WILL be the enemy later. Can you imagine what would
happen if Bill Clinton or General Powell went for this program and got "renewed"
Bill McCartney style? This force now merging could be THE force to decide
the next election in the USA. Is that what you want?
I have told you before that
there is a clear call to kill coming from this gang. Perhaps you thought
I was over-reacting. Bill Britton, Benny Hinn, Paul and Jan Crouch, Rick
Joyner, Kim Clement, the leaders at Toronto and Brownsville, and many other Charismatic
leaders have called for YOUR death if you won't join them. Bill McCartney
of Promise Keepers is using more and more militant vocabulary in his motivational
speeches. Robert Hicks who wrote the manual for PK, The Masculine Journey,
is RIGHT NOW teaching religious terrorism for the US Air Force in Alabama, just
30 miles from Brownsville. The roots of the tree of Promise Keepers and
the Renewal ministries run right into hell itself.
Spiritual warfare is being
defined as getting rid of YOU dear Bible believer. Rick Joyner is calling
for a LITERAL civil war in which the Renewal good guys will LITERALLY kill those
of us who reject this movement. We have challenged them over and over to
define what they mean, and their response is to "raise the level of hostilities"
as Henry Kissinger would say. Will you stand around and twiddle your thumbs
while this killing machine of Satan builds steam? You MUST understand that
weak minds and demon possessed groupies are NOW being stimulated by all of this
rhetoric, and it is just a matter of time before the guns come out , law suits
are instigated, home schoolers are turned in, and church houses are burned.
you living under the illusion that people will not return to the butchery of Hitler
and the Inquisition? Read the book of Daniel and The Revelation of John.
It IS coming, and there is NO promise in the Bible that we will not see
this beginning of sorrows just before the rapture of the true Bride of Christ.
We have a lot of babies in a lot of pulpits who think that the Rapture of
the Church means deliverance from persecution. I have talked to Fundamentalists
who think that if they stay on the narrow way then they will not have any problems
with Brownsville Renewal and Toronto Blessing. Are you one of these ignoramuses?
you have to see your own family trashed by Promise Keepers operatives to learn?
Persecution will never come to your church house, eh? Hey, go ask
Gorgi Vins of the Russian Baptist Fellowship about that. See if the saints
in Sudan think that way. How is it going in the Bible churches in Peru?
Try preaching your pabulum safety doctrine to the saints in Indonesia and
Malaysia. After some of your church members are carted off to prison, you
pastors will no doubt whine in amazement, just like the pastors of Hitler's Germany.
It will be too late than preacher. TOO LATE!!!!!
GET YOUR BUNS OFF THE COUCH
PREACHER BOY!!! Get to work in the real war. Rebuke, reprove, and
exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. This is war, and our weapons
are not carnal-- we fight with the Word of God as our weapon. That means
you better start teaching this truth and wasting the enemy next Sunday IN THE
PULPIT. It will be too late to teach anything when your church house is
burned down and your deacons are dead. YOU will be perceived as a theological thumb
sucking baby at that point. You may even find your name on a list of "supporting
brethren" published by Bill McCartney. Do I hear der spiegel of Rev.
Schwartz, "I know NOTHING?" Just give him a piece of Satanic chocolate,
and he will roll over on his back like an old cur dog.
Also, you Pentecostal preachers
better decide real quick whether or not you want a bunch of killers in your churches.
Wimp out now, and you will weep and wail later as you see the fruit of your
timidity. This "fire" they babble on and on about in Brownsville is not
the Holy Ghost at work-- It is a fire of Satanic death being kindled at their
altars of the Whore church.
read and learn. Then get out that old black backed KJV sword, and rip these
Satanic rebels to shreds NOW!
am I so worked up? Answer: I am hearing of well known Fundamental
Baptist and narrow Pentecostal and Bible Church preachers who know NOTHING about
Brownsville and Toronto Blessing. How can this be? How can good men
be so ignorant of death threats against themselves? How can such Satanic
activity go on in the same town where they live, and they don't have time to check
it out? Did they read about Jehu? Do they not have any "military intelligence"
as the Old Testament kings and prophets had? One very well known Bible defender
in Pensacola took months to get the goods on Brownsville AOG, just across
town, and he still shows no great concern as far as I can tell. Yet he offers
four one hour cassette tapes on UFOs which have yet to burn down a real church
house or abduct a real saint. Strange indeed.
Yes, friend, I AM worked
up about this. I have the distinct feeling that I am looking right into
the Great Tribulation when I watch the video of Rodney Howard Browne and Kenneth
Copeland. Indeed, I am upset-- With those who just don't care.
The Kansas City Seven et al:
This is a masterful and brief history which you must read to
see how this thing evolved.
LATTER-RAIN AND MANIFEST SONS OF GOD TEACHINGS
We need to turn at this
point to a little history on the Kansas City Fellowship (KCF), based in Kansas
City, Missouri. Now, what does the KCF have to do with the Toronto Blessing Movement?
Well, those of you who are following the Toronto Blessing Movement will recognize
some of the names mentioned. You may have even heard them speaking in your church
or bought their books and tapes. That is because the Kansas City Fellowship joined
forces with the Vineyard a few years ago. They are now known as the Metro Vineyard
The Kansas City Fellowship blended elements of the Latter-Rain movement, the Manifest
Sons of God, Dominion Theology, Kingdom Now Theology, the Word-Faith Movement,
the Shepherding Movement, and Restorationism.
According to J. Preston Eby:
"In 1948 -- the very year
that Israel became a nation -- another great deluge fell from heaven, a mighty
revival then called the 'Latter Rain.' In this Restoration Revival God did a work
which far transcended the work started in the Pentecostal outpouring of more than
40 years before. All nine gifts of the Spirit, the five-fold ministries of apostles,
prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, spiritual praise and worship, and
the end time revelation of God's purpose to manifest his sons, a glorious church,
to bring in the kingdom of God, all of this and much more was restored among God's
people." (The Battle of Armageddon, Part IV, J. Preston Eby, Kingdom Bible Studies,
September 1976, pg. 10; quoted in Richard Michael Riss," The Latter Rain Movement
of 1948 and the Mid-Twentieth Century Evangelical Awakening", pg. 197, April 1979.)
William M. Menzies, in his "History of the Assemblies of God,"
1947, George Hatwin and Percy Hunt launched an independent Bible School in North
Battleford, Saskatchewan. ... They evolved a teaching that emphasized extreme
congregationalism with local authority committed to restored order of apostles,
who, through receiving a special dispensation derived from the laying on of hands,
could in turn dispense a variety of spiritual gifts. Their extravagant claims
and their belligerent attack on existing Pentecostal groups brought open conflict.
Many sincere Christians followed the new group which boasted of being a fresh
revival displacing the 'apostatized Pentecostals.'" (Anointed to Serve, The Story
of the Assemblies of God, William W. Menzies, Springfield Mo., Gospel Publishing
House, 1971, pg. 32.)
of the main teachings of this "move of God" were:
1. The revelation
of the dominion mandate (Genesis 1:26-29 is used to support the teaching that
they are to take dominion over the earth.)
2. (_____ text lost in transfer _____, but I deduce the words, "The revealing
of the Manifest Sons of God.") Romans 8:19 for support ["The creation
waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed."] )
3. The restoration of the imparting of spiritual gifts through the laying on of
4. The restoration of "the fivefold ministry" as enumerated in Ephesians 4:11,
with emphasis on the offices of apostle and prophet.
The Kansas City Fellowship was founded by Mike Bickle in September 1982, when,
according to Bickle, God spoke to him in Cairo, Egypt, saying:
"I am inviting you to raise
up a work that will touch the ends of the earth. I have invited many people to
do this thing, and many people have said yes, but very few have done my will."
(The Prophetic History of Grace Ministries, Kansas City, Mo.: Grace Ministries,
n.d., cassette tape.)
In 1986, Bickle started Grace Ministries. This was a "team of men committed to
seeing the church restored to the glory described in God's Word ... This team
is comprised of mature and proven men with apostolic and prophetic ministries
in addition to including evangelists, pastors, and teachers." (Grace City Report,
Fall 1989, pg. 9.)
to the Grace City Report, Fall 1989, there are seven goals in Grace ministries:
1) Apostolic teams which plant churches.
2) City churches - Grace teaches the doctrine of localism; "The New Testament
pattern is for there to be one church in a city with many congregations yet with
one unified eldership governing it."
3) The House of Prayer - a 24 hour a day centre for intercessory prayer in Kansas
4) The Joseph Company - "Our primary goal for the Joseph Company is to help care
for and feed the poor, especially in third world countries."
5) The Israel Mandate - It's goal is to help in the great last-days evangelical
harvest among ethnic Jews.
6) Ministry Training Centre - a Centre to equip both full-time and lay leaders
in areas of ministry.
7) Shiloh Ministries - "Ultimately, Shiloh will include a piece of property where
a number of prophetically gifted ministries will live together as they share revelation
with one another releasing a 'roundtable of the prophets' effect. This will release
a greater prophetic understanding of God's purposes as they submit one to another.
Some of these goals seem worthy, like caring for and feeding the poor, but
keep in mind that many non-Christian groups and cults do the same things. That
in itself does not show that an organization is of God.
The visions and dreams of KCF's two main prophets (Paul Cain and Bob Jones) and
others who gave prophecies, always determined the course of the Kansas City Fellowship.
Scripture was then marshalled to buttress these revelations. Also, when the Bible
contradicted KCF teaching, it was dismissed or reinterpreted according to the
authority line. For example:
Deuteronomy 18:20, 22 states:
a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to
say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death."
...one can know when a prophet speaks presumptuously for what he has said will
not come to pass.
However, Joyner writes:
of the greatest hazards affecting maturing prophets is the erroneous interpretation
of the Old Testament exhortation that if a prophet ever predicted something which
did not come to pass he was no longer to be considered a true prophet (see Deut.
18:20-22). The warning was that if this happened, the prophet had been presumptuous
and the people were not to fear him. If one predicts something in the name of
the Lord and it does not come to pass, he probably has spoken presumptuously and
needs to be repented of, but that does not make him a false prophet. No one could
step out in the faith required to walk in his calling if he knew that a single
mistake would ruin him for life." (The Prophetic Ministry, The Morning Star Prophetic
Newsletter, Rick Joyner, n.d., Vol 3, No. 2, pg. 2.)
Joyner not only contradicts Scripture, but says that prophets who are less than
100 percent accurate are a necessity and for the church's own good.
"Bob (Jones) was told that
the general level of prophetic revelation in the church was about 65% accurate
at this time. Some are only about 10% accurate, a very few of the most mature
prophets are approaching 85% to 95% accuracy. Prophecy is increasing in purity,
but there is still a long way to go for those who walk in this ministry. This
is actually grace for the church now, because 100% accuracy in this ministry will
bring a level of accountability to the church which she is too immature to bear
at this time; it would result in too many 'Ananias and Sapphiras.' That so many
the (sic) prophetic ministries are still missing so much is also meant to work
humility and wisdom in them so that they will be able to handle the authority
and power coming in the near future." (The Prophetic Ministry, The Morning Star
Prophetic Newsletter, Rick Joyner, n.d., Vol 3, No. 2, pg. 4)
Mike Bickle writes:
is a dimension that is coming, and now is, that we have not [ seen before.]
"... and they (apostles,
prophets) do things that you have no frame of reference for understanding because,
believe me, what's going to be coming down in the next twenty years you and I
have no frame of reference for understanding. It is going to be so unusual you
are not going to be able to look at the word for every manifestation and find
one there because the Spirit of the Lord has so many manifestations that you and
I know nothing about." (Divine Appointment [Introduction], Mike Bickle, 3/29/89,
So now we have a situation where we are not going to be able to appeal to the
Bible as the final authority. God is going to be dealing with us outside of what
He has to say in His Word. This leaves the door wide open to the introduction
of false doctrine.
Mike Bickle also says on the same tape, "At this point in time, because of the
pride of the church (just like the scribes and the Pharisees) we have such a sense
that we understand....when we are not even the beginning of novices." We have
"...the church with absolutely no insight, judging the works of God with no understanding
and missing out on the works of God."
the spirit of fear is given enough witness, the Spirit of God will leave completely.
... The reasoning and the debate of the western world in all of their presupposed
knowledge of what God does and doesn't do is its going to be a miracle for the
Lord to use someone that's been in the Kingdom over five years. ...Its no accident
that throughout the visitations of history it was always a few (in the church)
and the multitudes were all the new converts because the majority of the church
could not swallow the new thing coming, because they were wise in their own understanding.
Great heroes of the church were ostracized by the church. The church needs an
abandonment that says we really don't know anything about the realm of the spirit.
We must have lowliness of mind."
Apparently he has a very low opinion of our ability to understand the Word of
God! Does this "lowliness of mind" mean that we must be willing, if asked, to
discard everything that we have learned of God up to now and submit ourselves
to their line of authority to be in on this new move of God, the authentic Latter
Rick Joyner says,
be distinguished from the stumbling blocks, a great company of prophets, teachers,
pastors and apostles will be raised up with the spirit of Phineas. ...Conferences
of apostles, prophets, pastors, elders, etc. will be called and used greatly by
the Lord, but without denominating and separating from the rest of the body."
(A Vision of the Harvest, Rick Joyner, Grace City Report, op cit., pg. 3.)
"In Ephesians 4:11-13, Paul
said the five ministries of verse 11 would function until the church was filled
with the knowledge of the Son ofÔ Devotion to Jesus; Mike Bickle, Grace
City Report, op cit., pg. 1.)
By being "filled with the knowledge of the Son of God," Bickle means a perfected
church, a church without "spot or wrinkle. This many-membered corporate body (corporate
man) will take dominion over (conquer) the Earth for ultimate presentation to
Christ at his second coming." (Overview of God's End Time Purpose, Mike Bickle,
cassette tape, 10/7/84)
One of the Latter Rain's key doctrines is the doctrine of the Manifest Sons of
God. It teaches that God will restore the offices of apostles and prophets. God
will also restore the church to its intended position of power (accompanied by
signs and wonders and miracles), and many people will leave their denominational
churches. Once under the authority of apostolic churches, believers will start
being perfected. They will mature, and unity in the Body will increase until
there is a generation of believers who have matured into the full stature of Christ.
At that time the sons of God will be fully manifested on the Earth. Widespread
spiritual warfare will result with the sons of God doing battle with Satan and
his demons. As Joel's Army, as it will be called, conquers Satan and company ,
the non-Christian nations of the world will also be defeated. Once the earth has
been subdued, Jesus will come back to earth and be given the Kingdom that has
been won for him by this "Manchild Company."
The Manifest Sons of God doctrine teaches that these Sons will be equal to Jesus
Christ: immortal, sinless, perfected sons who have partaken of the divine nature.
They will have every right to be called gods and will be called gods.
Bill Britton has written a book called Jesus The Pattern Son. In it Britton writes
that Jesus was the "Firstfruits among many brethren" and the pattern for many
more "sons" to come. In other words, what Jesus was by birth (the Son of God)
all believers can become by adoption (sons of God). The identification is total
with Manifest Sons. Jesus the Pattern Son was the Anointed One, the Christ. This
special group, the Manchild Company, are also anointed and they have the right
to be called Christ!
last day church is being birthed now out of the old church, and the old leadership
is coming to an end and the new young leadership is being raised up to reign over
an end time church that will bring forth the Bride. Your children (my bank account)
my grandchildren, will be the Bride. You've got to have the church first in the
right foundation. That's what he (Jesus) said. 'Come back and touch those that
will be the right foundation'." (Visions and Revelations, Bob Jones 1988, cassette
tape. Quoted in Latter Day Prophets, Media Spotlight Special Report, Albert Dager,
n.d., pg 9.)
(_____ Text lost in transfer ____).
went and I seen the Lord, and it was like he was looking at little yellow things;
little round yellow things like a Spirit of God Itself. And there were billions
of them. And it was like Him and all the angels were looking through these and
every once in awhile they'd say, 'Hey, here's an end time one; get it down here
on the end. Here's another good one!'
I said, 'What are you doing?'
He said, 'Oh, we're collecting those who are foreknown and predestinated for the
end times, for you see, they'll be the best of all the seed that's ever been.
And we're looking through the seeds and they'll be your grandkids. This will be
the end generation that is foreknown and predestinated to inherit all things.
And these will be like grandchildren to you -- even those that you minister to
won't be this generation; their grandchildren will be.
You are to write into their minds as they write into the children's minds. You're
to bring them to a place to allow My Spirit to rule in their life where they can
begin to set the church on the proper foundations, as they will. They'll birth
the church, but their children will attain levels of the Holy Spirit that they
Although their parents will reign over them and be the leaders of the last day
church, their children will possess the Spirit without measure. For they are the
best of all generations that have ever been upon the face of the earth. And the
best of all generations are those elected seeds that will glorify Christ in the
That's the purpose so that Jesus in the last days has the seeds that will glorify
Him above any generation that has ever been upon the face of the earth. They will
move into things of the supernatural that no one has ever moved in before. Every
miracle, sign and wonder that has ever been in the Bible, they'll move in it consistently.
They'll move in the power that Christ did. Every sign and wonder and wonder that's
ever been will be many times in the last days. They themselves will be that generation
that's raised up to put death itself underneath their feet and to glorify Christ
in every way.
And the church that is raising up in the government will be the head and the covering
for them. So that the glorious church might be revealed in the last days because
the Lord Jesus is worthy to be lifted up by a church that has reached the full
maturity of the God-Man!" (Visions and Revelations, Bob Jones 1988, cassette tape.
Quoted in Latter Day Prophets, Media Spotlight Special Report, Albert Dager, n.d.,
Mike Bickle says that he doesn't think "that there is anything higher than the
revelation that what a Son of God is."
religious mind will always call this heresy. When the religiousÔ will always
say it is not right because it's too high."
Bickle uses Hebrews, Chapters 1 and 2, Psalm 8 and Genesis 1:26 to show that men
have total dominion over the Earth. He teaches that the average Christian's view
of man is so low that God is offended.
through His Word, He has given us a revelation of what he intends us to be; Sons
of God in the full sense of the word. And we begin to raise our understanding
of what its all about".
said that these people were to act as God. Now, you can get kind of off base and
a lot of cults would use this passage and get off base in many many wrong ways.
I don't think we're gods in any weird sense of the word, but God has created and
redeemed men to be gods, small "g", only by this definition -- that nothing in
creation was to be over you. Everything besides God Himself was to be under you
and that alone would constitute man being a god".
"Now, don't be afraid, we
don't worship gods like that. We're not equal to Jesus Christ. We're not deity.
We're not worshipped. We have no authority to initiate the things that only God
can initiate because He alone is the head of the body, Jesus Christ says."
"My conviction is that one
of the greatest transformations is when you begin to get the revelation that you
are a Son of God. ... God intends us to be like gods, he intends us to be like
the Son of God. ... God has conceived in His heart of a plan to make a race of
men that would live like gods on the Earth. He has conceived in His heart to have
Sons that would live like His Son, the Lord Jesus lived. ... That we were to be
on earth the extension and manifestation of God's life in heaven."
"When a person comes up
and declares what Sonship is about, the religious community comes up and says
'blasphemy!' That's what they did to Jesus." (Glory and Dominion of Sonship, Part
2, Mike Bickle, cassette tape.)
believe that God is going to allow us to see and to even partake in this restoration
-- this is a major statement and I want you to pay attention closely --to the
restoration of the New Testament Standard... I believe that God is going to renovate
the entire understanding of what Christianity is in the nations of the Earth.
I believe that the way that 99% of us across the world as believers understand
Christianity, in 20 years there will be a totally different understanding of what
Christianity is from what it is right now. I believe the understanding of it,
the standard of life and the expression of Christianity as we know it, I believe
God is going to restore it and change it in the Earth in this generation." (Overview
of Corporate Long Term Vision, Mike Bickle, 1/5/86, cassette tape.)
Now we're looking at a potential total renovation of Christianity as we have come
to understand it. I assume we've all been wrong for thelast 2000 years.
Bickle says that this mission is to be accomplished via the development of Apostolic
City Churches. By apostolic he means: "churches in the full power of the
Spirit of God." (Overview of Corporate Long Term Vision, Mike Bickle, 1/5/86,
Kansas City Fellowship, of course, is going to be used of God to establish these.
is the will of God for this body of believers to establish anywhere from 20 to
30 or 40 (I have no idea the number, but its a large number) of city churches
in the nations of the Earth to make impact on the rulers and kings and people
of those nations right from this body of believers. ... I believe Jesus meant
we shall disciple the nations. He meant it and He will not come back until it
happens.... Nations will be discipled by the fruit of the ministry that comes
forth from this people here ... by people sitting in this room!" (Overview of
Corporate Long Term Vision, Mike Bickle, 1/5/86, cassette tape.)
Bob Jones says:
has to be a bunch of full-time leaders joined and the lay leaders have got to
be ready, and a lot of them are going to be released after that time of visitation.
And they have to be unified; they have to have affection for one another; they
have to be grounded in unity around the principles that God has given us, and
we have to be in divine order with our place in God's divine order." (Visions
and Revelations, Bob Jones 1988, cassette tape. Quoted in Latter Day Prophets,
Media Spotlight Special Report, Albert Dager, n.d., pg 11.)
What about those who don't wish to go along with this "move of God"?
"Some pastors and leaders
who continue to resist this tide of unity will be removed from their place. Some
will be so hardened that they will become opposers and resist God to the end."
(A Vision of the Harvest, Rick Joyner, Grace City Report, op cit., pg. 3.)
Remember this when we start quoting from Toronto Blessing sources shortly.
Bob Jones came under church discipline a few years ago and was told to limit his
prophecies to within his church, but the teachings themselves have never been
recanted by KCF. Also, Jones is now back speaking at prophetic conferences around
KCF prophet Paul Cain stated, "... This army is also in the New Testament. It's
referred to as the man child. I know some of you's gonna disagree with this; don't
you even stop to disagree. Revelation 12:25, if you disagree, just file it in
"miscellaneous" and don't bother with it. When you get to heaven we'll check it
out, and you'll find out I'm right. Here it is -- this great army in the New Testament
is a man child, Revelation 12:5; the (____ text lost in transfer ____) the
bride of the Lamb's wife -- see why they call me in on the carpet?...the revelation
of the Lamb's wife, Revelation 19:7 and 21:9; and the white horse, Revelation
6:2; the first fruit, Revelation 14:4; the precious fruit, James 5:7; the wise
virgins, Matthew 21:1-13; the manifested sons of God, Romans 8:19-23, and it's
certainly a remarkable fact that none of these names are expressions applied to
the saints of God at any other time in history, but all of them are in their context
and promises showing undeniably that they belong to the end time.
The end time, let's say the end time. They belong to the end time to this present
generation, Matthew 24:34 ... this is the end time and God wants us to realize
once and again, in closing, that there's gonna be a great company of overcomers
prepared for this mighty ministry which I call the prize of all ages ..." (Documentation
of the Aberrant Practices and Teachings of Kansas City Fellowship (Grace Ministries),
Pastor Ernie Gruen, n.d., published by author, pp. 220-221.)
Bob Jones' Prophecy of the Uniting of all Charismania,
Keepers, and by implication, the Roman Catholic Whore.
THE LATEST ALLEGED PROPHECY
Jones is calling for an act of obedience to God in uniting ALL forms within the
Charismatic, Roman Catholic, and Promise Keepers venue. This would make the most
powerful single force in world religion since Constantine's Whore system was hatched
circa 300 AD. Even Islam could not resist this because of the disunity in
In Kissinger-ese, this would be called an "escalation of hostilities."
of the Kansas City Mafia by Gary Clem
apostasy and even heresy that has taken root in the church today is becoming ever
more appalling and frightful to those serious students of the Word of God who
have taken the time to study what's been happening in all that passes at present
for "evangelical Christianity" - from the bizarre and even grotesque "goings on"
in Toronto and Brownsville [such as people writhing uncontrollably on the floor,
barking like dogs, crowing like roosters, laughing hysterically, etc. (and all
the while calling such maniacal exhibitions "manifestation" of the Holy Spirit)]
to the "New Age" deification of believers as taught by Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth
Copeland, and Bennie Hinn [for example, Hagin's belief that we are all "little
Jesuses" - divine as Jesus is divine, and as much God as Jesus is God: Hagin says,
"That's who we are; we're Jesus"].
false teachings of those people who are involved in all this - from the older
so-called "Prophets and Apostles" of this modern, magical carnival show of "extraordinary
and amazing Signs and Wonders" like William Branham, Stanley Comstock, Earl Ivy,
Tommy Baird, Myrtle Page, Franklin Hall (and his brothers, Delbert, Harold, and
Virgil), William Freeman, A.A. Allen, O.L. Jaggers, Gayle Jackson, Oral Roberts,
David Nunn, W.V. Grant, William Hagen, Dale Hanson, Tommy Hicks to newer luminaries
such as Bob Jones, Rick Joyner, Emanuele and David Cannistraci, Dick Iverson,
Bill Hamon, C. Peter Wagner, Chuck Pierce, Robert Stearns, Mike Bickle, Reuven
Doron, Che Ahn, Frank Hammond, Cindy Jacobs, John Eckhardt, Bobbie Byerly, Dutch
Sheets, Jack Hayford, Jim Goll, Frank Damazio, Ed Silvoso, Carlos Annacondia,
Claudio Freidzon, Roger Mitchell, Ted Haggard, Tommy Tenney ad nausium - are so
incredible that it is almost easy to forget that there is another factor motivating
these men beyond their titillating teachings - specifically, their incredible
and even egregious worldliness.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE LEADERS OF OUR PRESENT CHURCH
AND THE ELITES OF THIS
WORLD; IT'S NOT THEOLOGY - IT'S GREED
relationship between the present leaders of our church and the moneyed elites
of this world has nothing to do with a common world view or any other such thing:
it's not that they share a common mindset that makes them partners, it's their
common greed. The fact is, the people who make up this country's moneyed elite
don't give a whit about the theology of Kenneth Hagin, Rick Joyner, Bennie Hinn,
Bob Jones, Bill Hamon, C. Peter Wagner, Chuck Pierce, etc. Think about it! - what
real interest do men like William Buckley, Bill Bennett, Paul Gigot, George Bush,
Steve Forbes and other elite Republicans have in the crazed ramblings of a Bob
Jones or a Rick Joyner? There is none; and because such is so obviously the case,
one of our subscribers, an extremely well-educated history professor at a mid-western
college (secular), asked why we should even be interested in such people (i.e.,
Hagin, Hinn, Copeland, etc.), let alone be concerned about what they are thinking
[he raised the question after we had encouraged many of our subscribers to read
an article by Trish Tillin of Banner Ministries entitled "Doctrine of Demons"
which detailed the aberrant theology (eschatology) of many of these people.] He
read 'The Doctrine of Demons' by Trish Tillin as Dene suggested. "I think what
puzzles me most is that the Restoration movement talks big, but in this day of
free market globalism, it seems like the military/commercial conglomerate has
all the power and all they really care about is money ... It seems like material
apostasy rules, whereas the Restoration movement is relegated to a lunatic fringe.
They just don't seem to have any real power to carry out their threats. What am
he has a point! The people who hold the real power in this world are not people
like Kenneth Hagin, Rick Joyner, Bennie Hinn, Bob Jones, Bill Hamon, C. Peter
Wagner, Emanuele and David Cannistraci, Dick Iverson, etc. The people who hold
the REAL power are this nation's corporate, political and military elites - men
and women who hold the Kenneth Hagins and the Dick Iversons of this world in utter
contempt and consider them to be nothing more than superstitious "know nothings"
pretty much agree with you. I think that a lot of people - when examining these
subjects - focus not enough on what's happening where the REAL power is (which
is to say, as you put it, in the military/commercial conglomerate), and too much
on the religious angle."
IS MORE DRIVING THESE MEN THAN THEIR ABERRANT THEOLOGIES
- the aberrant theology of these men should, no doubt, be studied and debunked.
But in doing so, we should never forget that there is something beyond theology
that is driving them; something so great and terrible that it would not at all
be unfair to say that their theology (such as it is) serves merely as a cloaking
device for what they are really all about: which is to say, worldliness!
is not to say that people like Kenneth Hagin, Bennie Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, etc.
are not heretics. They are! - after all, what does one call a person who teaches
the deification of the believer other than a heretic. But in today's church, the
deviant theology of these leaders functions more as a cover for their greed and
the avarice of those who follow them (especially the yuppies and "wanna-bes" who
populate their churches - people who think that the best way to prove their godliness
is to own a BMW and who concomitantly believe that the sole purpose of the church
is to make them better "citizens of THIS world" so that they can all have more
pleasant lives in the "here and now") than anything else! It is because of this
kind of worldliness that today's church has found it so easy (even convenient)
to fall into its unlawful alliance with the world and the "Fat Cats" of the Republican
Party and the world's other elites (please see "The Versailles Phenomenon").
to Gary Clem for exposing these men with a strategy to rule the world for their
own gain and holy rage.
FROM A READER
Thanks for your message. No, this Bob Jones is not with Bob Jones University.
What is significant about him is that he is under "the covering" of the
Vineyard movement. He is regarded as one of their top prophets. His prophecy for
the coming year regarding PK, I thought, was important as James Ryle, Randy Philipps,
and Bill McCartney look to their prophets for guidance. Don't be surprised if
in the coming year if the PK leadership starts crying "Persecution!" if the going
gets too rough for them. Cults use the persecution tactic as a way of keeping
the ranks together when confronted with any kind of criticism. This is why I sent
you the previous excerpts.
On Fri, 19 Dec 1997, Steve VanN wrote:
Do you have information otherwise-- That is, is this guy getting a following?
is an article I found regarding Bob Jones and who he is associated with:
Inside a Prophetic
"prophet" had the crowd following every word he said, even almost every movement
he made, in fact, every sensation he felt in his body!
[Bob Jones] Hmmmm, witchcraft coming again...check that in Jesus' name. I feel
pin pricks on me. There's witchcraft comin'...
Then the pastor, Mike Bickle explains to the crowd,
Bob feels pin pricks in his hand, that just show up, that means witchcraft is
in this [place]...The phrase that Bob uses is his senses turn golden...His five
senses are literally inspired by the Holy Spirit ...He could tell what was happening
in the spirit realm from the five senses..." 1 (See Jude 19)
What's going on here? No, it's not a psychic, it's a full gospel church service,
featuring Mike Bickle and "seer" Bob Jones! Bob Jones is "picking up" witchcraft
by the pin prickly feeling in his hand and Mike Bickle is asking him to elaborate
on the whole concept of "golden senses," in which 20-30 different signs show up
in his physical body to help him divine the spiritual realm. For example, his
hands turn different colors to indicate things, (purple-royalty, red-intercession,
etc). Did the apostles ever model anything even remotely like this? Never mind,
these men are part of the new breed, they are so anointed that the apostles can't
wait to meet them! As Mike Bickle says,
The saints in the New Testament would wait in line to greet the apostles coming
from this generation!
Are the Kansas City Prophets?
In following the trail of error that has led to this current mysticized revival,
we need to fully explore the role that the company of men known as the Kansas
City Prophets have to play in it. The controversy that surrounded them in the
late 1980's and very early 1990's seems to have died down since John Wimber came
forward to offer them a "covering" through affiliation with the Vineyard Movement.
It is my contention that instead of truly resolving the problems that were raised
by these false prophets, a band-aid was put over the whole affair.
The erroneous teaching and ministry of Paul Cain, Bob Jones, John Paul Jackson,
and others has been promoted and circulated through the Body of Christ in the
years since Vineyard has been their covering. Bob Jones, one of the more obviously
false prophets, finally was exposed, but not as a false prophet, but for an ethical/moral
failure. His prophecies have been cited several times, to my knowledge, as valid,
at Toronto Airport Vineyard. The same people who heralded these men as end times
revival. I wouldn't even be surprised to find that behind the scenes of this "latest
move of the Spirit" you'd probably find some of the same people offering their
We are not talking about personality differences here, nor about doctrinal hairsplitting,
the men I'll be discussing in this chapter have presumed to speak prophetically,
in the name of the Lord, (as though God were talking) to the whole, universal
church! They have made great claims, like "The Lord spoke to me clearly..." or
"I stood face to face before the Lord." And what is in the message? Sheer Manifested
Sons, Latter Rain, last days super church, church as manchild stuff, reheated,
repackaged and rehashed!
In describing the Kansas City Prophets, for the sake of time and space, I'll zero
in on three men, Mike Bickle, Bob Jones, and Paul Cain. I will briefly discuss
some others, but these are the three major players, in the Kansas City Prophets
controversy. It's also important, however, to take a fresh look at how the church
handled (or failed to handle with responsibility) the exposure of false prophecy,
for this has set the course which we are currently on, and the same people who
wouldn't discern at that time, even more so now, refuse to think critically.
We must start with the pastor of a church in Kansas City, Missouri, named Mike
Bickle. The church is now known as the Metro Vineyard of Kansas City, but in the
early 1980's when it was started it was called KCF for Kansas City Fellowship.
Bickle originally had pastored in St. Louis. In June of 1982, a man named Augustine
approached Bickle and told him that he had heard an audible voice telling him
to prophesy by the "spirit of truth" to Bickle's congregation. Bickle allowed
him to do this and was impressed by the seeming accuracy with which he described
the condition of his church. In September, the same year, Mike Bickle himself
heard an audible voice speak to him, while on a trip in Cairo, Egypt.
The voice told him, I am inviting you to raise up a work that will touch the ends
of the earth. I have invited many people to do this thing and many people have
said yes, but very few have done my will.
Shortly after this, on a "word from the Lord," Bickle began a new work in Kansas
City, Missouri. The church grew rapidly in a very short time. In 1986, Bickle
and his elders formed an organization called Grace Ministries, which they described
as, "A ministry team of men committed to seeing the church fully restored to the
glory described in God's Word." Now, Grace Ministries and KCF are two distinct
organizations. Al Dager gives a good description of the function of Grace Ministries,
and he represents several men who engage in itinerant, allegedly prophetic, ministries...There
are seven major facets to Grace Ministries: 1. Apostolic teams; 2. City churches;
3. The House of Prayer; 4. The Joseph Company; 5. The Israel Mandate; 6. A Ministry
training center; 7. Shiloh Ministries.
I won't try to describe in detail each facet, as Al Dager did in his helpful Media
Spotlight Report, but I will highlight a few aspects of two of the facets.
Bickle believes that every city really only has one church, which may consist
of several congregations, but must come under one, citywide, eldership. As Ministries
Bickle and his leadership team have promoted a concept advocating unity among
all pastors in a geographic area. Bickle now says that the idea should have emphasized
"unity through friendship" rather than "unity through a church government structure."
Many pastors in Kansas City felt threatened by what they perceived to be an attempt
to "swallow" other churches under KCF's banner. "The way we used terminology created
fear, division, and suspicion," Bickle admits.
Shiloh Ministries was or is, the development of a prophetic community. A piece
of land was designated and developed, where prophets could live together, convene
prophetic conferences, share their insights, and train up other prophets. The
senior prophetic authority recognized over Shiloh, was to be Paul Cain, a former
associate of William Branham. Cain once called Branham, "The greatest prophet
who ever lived." (It is interesting to note that there was, in Iowa, (might still
be) a "prophetic" retreat and community called Shiloh. It was noted for its Manifested
Sons of God teaching. But I don't know if it's directly related.)
Though Bickle is the pastor of KCF and founder of Grace Ministries, he at one
point, seemed to back down from calling anybody a prophet. Here is an excerpt
from an interview he had with Al Dager.
There's no one in our midst that we give the title "prophet." The only one I would
feel comfortable of giving that office would be Paul Cain, but he refuses to accept
it. So, I'd say both of them, apostle and prophet_I believe that in God's purpose
they exist, but we're very hesitant to designate somebody as being one at this
point and time.
But, on the other hand, in his lengthy interview with Bob Jones on the tape, "Visions
and Revelations," Jones describes numerous face to face encounters with the Lord.
Upon Bickle's encouragement, Jones tells the crowd what God supposedly said, whatÔ
playing the role of the prophet, what is? Semantically avoiding the actual title
"prophet," but then delivering messages to the church in the name of the Lord,
seems hypocritical to me. To avoid the scrutiny of Deut 13 and Deut 18, they call
themselves "prophetic ministries" instead of "prophets." But, even the ones who
follow them know better, calling them "The Prophets."
I believe that Mike Bickle has been zealous, and well intentioned. I have read
a book of his, Passion for Jesus, which makes clear some beautiful teachings about
the attributes of God, the fear of the Lord, and knowing God. But, I also believe
that through an unfortunate lack of discernment, he has promoted false prophets,
as well as the doctrines of Manifested Sons of God, on an international scale.
This has helped pave the way for the current mysticism. The next person we will
discuss is an excellent example of this.
Bob Jones has been described publicly at KCF as a "resident seer." This is unfortunate
because he turned out to be one of the most blatant examples of a false prophet,
of them all. How anyone can listen to him for even 10 minutes and not completely
reject him as a prophet, is amazing to me. And yet, Mike Bickle and KCF thought
enough of him to tape a lengthy interview with him called, "Visions and Revelations."
blatantly false doctrine, and occultic dreams and "revelations" found on this
tape were enabled to make their way all over the world in a relatively short time.
On the tape, Jones describes how he went from being a drunkard, fornicator,
and bar room brawler, to eventually land in a mental institution, where he was
regularly visited by demons who would hold conversations with him. Finally, Jesus
Himself told Bob in order to get his mind back, to either kill or forgive twelve
people he hated! Jones goes on to describe his Christian life and supernatural
One unforgettable episode that Jones recounts is how he received a visit from
an angelic guide name "Dominus." "Dominus" eventually turned out to be the Lord
Jesus Christ Himself, according to Jones. Jones tells how, in an out of body experience,
he and Dominus sat above the KCF "in the Spirit," on rocking chairs, holding hands.
To confirm Jones' "ministry" to Mike Bickle and his brother in law and associate
pastor Bob Scott, Dominus revealed to Jones that he would visit the two men in
Each man subsequently had a dream in which a friend they knew named "Don" appeared
(two separate Don's). When they asked Jones why Don appeared and not Jesus, Jones
You guys are never going to learn the language of the Spirit, are you?...Jesus
appears in thousands of different faces to portray something. He was trying to
say, "I'm your friend, I am your familiar friend and I'm going to show you all
things so you can move in the power. 
To be honest with you, I think this was a combination of the working of a powerful
familiar spirit and incredible naivete. Bickle would later say of Jones, "He should
have had a backstage ministry."
The Shepherd's Rod
Bob Jones also contributed the Shepherd's Rod Revelation to the Body. According
to him, "Everyone must pass under the shepherd's rod once a year." It all started
when, according to Mike Bickle,
Ten years ago, the Lord began to visit Bob and tell him that he would visit him
on the day of atonement each year...The Lord literally stands before Bob and speaks
to him...it's a real holy thing before the Lord...
Lord" showed Bob Jones that on the day of atonement the shepherd of the congregation
must hold out his staff and all must pass under it for a time of prophetic inspection.
If they are in sin, it will be revealed prophetically to the leader. Bob Jones
says this is a time where the Lord turns you upside down and looks you over for
blemishes. Thus, through this blatant denial of the cross, you have God's people
observing a distorted day of atonement.
It would take an entire book to catalog the heresy of this one man, and that is
not my purpose. My burden in this chapter is to remind us, where was the discernment?
We were so spiritual, so full of "mystical" revelation and "cutting edge truth,"
but look at what we overlooked! The emperor obviously has no clothes! And when
it began to be exposed by Ernie Gruen, it was almost dealt with as a matter of
personal animosity and covered over. These men didn't leave ministry, their tapes
weren't pulled. They haven't missed a beat! This is why we are so blind and intoxicated
right now. Before there was a scandal, Mike Bickle said of Bob Jones, "There is
nobody in the natural that had a more integral role in establishing our foundations
in that kind of prophetic way, than Bob [Jones]"
After part of the controversy, Mike Bickle expresses regrets, "I made the mistake
of allowing Bob Jones to step out from backstage into prominent, public ministry,"
and "I believe the Lord gave Bob Jones a backstage ministry, but I promoted him
on the front stage." Backstage ministry? I hope not. I'd rather have
people like him out in the open than influencing movements backstage. Here are
just a few of the blatant errors promoted by the "backstage ministry."
When Bob Scott, associate pastor at KCF questioned Bob Jones about being in a
recent dream, Jones replied, "It was not a dream, it was something other than
a dream." He questioned Jones again, "Was that a dream or a trance or a vision?"
Bob says, "Well, it was neither, I was there...on occasions, I'm there, it's not
a vision, it's not a trance, I'm there." Who ever seen the white horse
was when an angel called Gabriel was riding. I saw him a couple of times in the
'70's, I didn't understand what it meant, I would just see the white horse...(Mike
Bickle interjects) (Mike Bickle) "The white horse always speaks in Bob's visions...In
his vision it speaks of the corporate purpose that God is bringing to pass..."
Apostles like unto Paul-- Bob Jones saw and described a vision in which, "The
Holy Spirit took me to a place-- this time it wasn't the Lord took me, it was
the Holy Spirit. He took me to a place and I saw the Lord, high and lifted up,
by some young men and he set upon the golden ark...and I looked and there were
men that had hold of the ark and they had the ark upon their shoulders. And the
government will be upon their single shoulders." Jones goes on to explain how,
by way of allegory, the Lord showed him he would raise up 35 men, to be champions
for Christ in the last days.
will reign and reveal to the world that they truly are the faithful and true leaders
and the government that will be upon his single shoulder." Mike Bickle comments,
"I think there'll be 35 like unto Paul...There would be 35 whom the Lord would
separate in the highest way. The government rests on apostles and prophets."
a perversion of Isaiah 9, in which Jesus is described as Wonderful, Counselor,
the mighty God, the everlasting Father and the one on whose shoulder shall rest
the government of the whole earth!! Yet how typical of Manifested Sons heresy,
to replace the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, with the "corporate Christ" concept.
revelation concerning prophetic accuracy. Bob Jones, in the tape "Shepherd's Rod"
told us that God had revealed to him that the Rhema (spoken word) would be two-thirds
accurate in the days to come. In other words, up to two-thirds of the time these
prophets would be "right on." Why not 100% of the time? If you listen to Bob Jones,
you would be glad for inaccurate prophets! Why? God showed Bob, supposedly, that
if enough power was released to give us 100% accuracy, we would have dead Ananias'
and Sapphirra's all over the place! (How's that for making people actually thankful
for inaccurate prophets?)
Jones says we shouldn't worry about inaccurate prophesies, for God told him that
prophets are like guns and prophecies are like bullets and inaccurate prophecies
are like blanks. And he also says that God told him, "I'm loading the guns, I'm
putting the blanks in!" Incredible! Jones would have us believe that God is responsible
for innaccurate prophecies! Supposedly, even when we shoot blanks, it scares the
enemy! Bob Jones complains about people who "try to make us Old Testament prophets"
meaning to hold them to the standard of Deut 18. He then quotes I Cor 14, about
giving prophecy in church and judging to see if they are all right. I must reply
There is a huge difference, I agree, in giving a prophecy, "To edify, exhort,
and comfort" the church, and in being a prophet, who wants to make these modern
"prophets" into Old Testament prophets, they are. They are the ones who emphatically
say, "The Lord said this," or "I saw the Lord face to face, and He said thus and
so..." that's a far cry from supernatural utterance to edify, exhort, and comfort.
Standing up and making bold pronouncements to the church universal in the name
of God is a serious matter, New or Old Testament.
Leading the church into error as a teacher is bad enough, but to claim direct
revelation while doing it is even worse. Bob Jones is a man who claims to have
five to six visions and revelations per day. We are talking about a man who thought
he was a backslider when two days went by without a visitation from Jesus. He
actually stands before the Lord on the day of atonement, remember? And Mike Bickle
enthusiastically promoted it!
The New Breed To Come, The Elected Seed - Bob Jones has much to say about the
actual bloodline of the great last days overcomers. Bob reports that the Lord
told him, "From out of the sands of time I have called the best of every bloodline
in the earth, unto this generation...Even the bloodline of Paul...of David...of
Peter, James and John, the best of their seed is unto this generation. They will
even be superior to them in heart, stature and love for me..." What does bloodline
matter to God, who of one blood, made us all? Sounds more like some kind of Eugenics
cult than the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jones goes on to promise prophetically, the old Manifested Sons of God hopes that,
"They will move into things of the supernatural that no one has ever moved in
before. Every miracle, sign and wonder that has ever been in the Bible, they'll
move in it consistently. They'll move in the power that Christ did...They themselves
will be that generation that's raised up to put death itself underneath their
feet and to glorify Christ in every way...So that glorious church might be revealed
in the last days because the Lord Jesus is worthy to be lifted up by a church
that has reached the full maturity of the God man!"
This is typical of the sheer Manifested Sons heresy promoted by KCF and Grace
Ministries. Has anyone renounced this? No, they renounce the fact that they put
Bob Jones out in "front stage" and not "backstage," but the heresy isn't rejected.
Jones' real problem was that he openly promoted things that others realize the
church isn't "quite ready for."
Several times while I have been there in Toronto in the services at Airport Vineyard,
the prophecies of Bob Jones were discussed in a noncritical matter, as having
been fulfilled in part by this revival. In a transcript of a meeting at Airport
Vineyard, Friday, October 14, 1994, Wes Campbell discusses Bob Jones' revelation
of an upcoming "civil war" in the church. In this war, the blue represents "revelation
knowledge" people, fighting for freedom in the Spirit. "The gray" as in gray matter,
those bound to their minds, you know, critical thinking (of course they are the
ones keeping the church in slavery). This "revelation" was discussed as being
credible and soon coming.
Abandoning discernment, has cost us our spiritual eyesight, and led us deeper
into error. Bob Jones can be an object lesson to us. After all, how could all
of the "great prophetic company" fail to "pick up on him?" Truly, the emperor
has no clothes.
Rev 3:17-18 Because thou sayest, I am rich and increased with goods, and have
need of nothing; and knowest not that thou are wretched, and miserable, and poor,
and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that
thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that
the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve,
that thou mayest see.
One of the most prominent and well received ministries associated with KCF would
be the ministry of Paul Cain. The people of KCF and Grace Ministries have held
Cain in the highest regard.
We [KCF] have recognized a mandate from the Lord to make a special commitment
to follow the leadership of John Wimber and Paul Cain. Grace Ministries believes
that these two men are chosen vessels among others in the nation.
In the tape, "Visions and Revelations" in which Bickle interviews Bob Jones, Cain
is described by Jones as "the most anointed prophet that's in the world today."
He is said to have the "fear mantle on him," and we are assured that "the enemy
would love to take him out before he [Cain] anoints this next generation, before
he writes upon your mind...before he imparts his anointing into thousands of you."
Cain has an interesting background. In his testimony, it is reported that immediately
before his birth, his mother was nearly dead from four major conditions. Breast
cancer, tuberculosis, heart disease, and three other malignant tumors, all were
afflicting her at the time she was to give birth. But, an angel of the Lord came
to her and told her not to fear, she would not die, but give birth to a male child.
The angel even told her to name him Paul for he would preach the gospel as Paul
did. As you can see, there are many similarities to the testimony of William Branham
Cain who was to one day be an associate of. Paul Cain says that the angel of the
Lord spoke to him at the age of 8 in an audible voice. "I heard an audible voice
and of course, often the angel of the Lord_it might have been the Lord Jesus Christ_but
anyway, when He speaks it's rather awesome."
Paul Cain testifies of another unusual visitation which occurred at the age of
19, which gave him a message that heÔ magnificence, holding out a sword,
pointing to a billboard. The billboard said, "Joel's army now in training." When
he asked the Lord what it meant, the Lord took him through the book of Joel. Joel's
army is described in Joel 2:1-11. To Cain and others, Joel's army is that great
last days church, that "New Breed" of believers in whom the whole plan of God
is climaxed in. These are the ones who take the world for Christ, are in perfect
unity, are invincible, even divine in a sense! The idea of a Joel's army of invincible
saints, executing judgement, is a huge expression of the Latter Rain/Manifested
Sons of God teachers.
In 1947, Paul Cain began a public healing ministry, he was 18 years old. His contemporaries
were William Branham, Oral Roberts, A. A. Allen, Jack Coe, T. L. Osborne, etc.
As the healing revival exploded and prosperity and popularity increased Cain saw
greed, pride, and self service begin to characterize himself and others he knew.
He entered into a season of repentance of which he would say after that God stripped
everything away. It was during that season of repentance that he had another life
changing visitation from the Lord.
God had told him that if he kept himself from corruption and remained content
with living a humble life, marked by scripture study and prayer, one day he would
be allowed to stand before a new breed of men and women leaders. These would be
marked by simplicity, purity, and remarkable manifestations of power.
25 years of extremely low profile for this "prophet" of the Lord, whom the Lord
had also called to be celibate. It wasn't until April of 1987 that "the Lord ordained
a divine appointment for Paul with Mike Bickle and others from KCF" "The KCF
eldership instantly felt the Lord prompting them to make a deep and permanent
commitment to serve Paul Cain in anyway possible for the rest of his days as the
Lord permitted." Bob Jones, the "resident seer" at KCF went so far as to say
of Cain, "The Lord named Paul Cain's ministry, "The Terror of the Lord" or "The
Jealousy of God."
Terror of the Lord? What is it about Paul Cain that causes people to regard him
so reverently? Paul Cain has exhibited the ability to tell people the details
of their lives, hidden sins and even things they have said in confidence to others.
There have been reports of earthquakes and other natural disasters predicted by
In January of 1989, Paul Cain told Jack Deere, a Vineyard pastor, that an earthquake
would occur on the day Paul arrived for the first time to meet John Wimber at
the church in Anaheim, California. Another would occur elsewhere in the world
the day after he left Anaheim. Cain said that the earthquake would be a confirmation
that the Lord had a strategic purpose for the VineyardÔ the day Cain arrived.
He left Anaheim on December 7. The Soviet-Armenian earthquake occurred on December
Another reason that Paul Cain is highly regarded as a "Terror of the Lord" could
be the reported power surges of electricity that occur at places where he ministers.
On one occasion in a church a tremendous surge of electrical power blew out circuits
and set off fire alarms. The fire department responded, only to find that there
was no fire, just a "prophetic meeting!" In Anaheim, California, even a battery
operated video camera was short circuited, and the telephone systems were "blown
out!" People have attributed this to the "heavy prophetic anointing" on Paul Cain,
but does this sound like the Holy Spirit moving to you?
Not every manifestation is heavy or frightening as Clifford Hill points out in
his review of Some Said It Thundered a book defending the Kansas City Prophets.
main body of this book is an account of story after story of what I believe are
best described as "paranormal experiences," such as the following telephone conversation
between Paul Cain...and Mike Bickle. After the opening greetings Paul Cain said,
"Why Mike, you've got a bit of a sniffle and you are all wet. Your hair is standing
up on the left side of your head." Bickle called his wife, Diana, to look at him.
"Sweetheart, Paul says I have a sniffle, I am all wet, and my hair is standing
up on one side. Am I all wet?" "Yes," she said, "You've just come out of the shower."
"And is my hair standing up on one side?" "Yes," she replied, "on the left side!"
Paul Cain calls these strange experiences little tokens that the line is still
open with the Lord." (Page 29).
Why would the Lord Almighty, maker of heaven and earth give divine revelation
to a prophet that his pastor had just taken a shower? This kind of trivialization
of prophecy does immense harm and causes confusion among the spiritually immature."
The New Breed, Joel's Army
As I said earlier, one of Paul Cain's major messages seems to be that there is
coming a new breed in the church, of overcomers. It is this company of end
times people that the prophets have eagerly anticipated.
This army is also in the New Testament. It's referred to as "the manchild." I
know some of you are going to disagree with this...Rev 12:25...Here it is this
great army in the New Testament is the manchild. Rev 12:5, the overcomers Rev
2 and 3, the 144,000 servants, Rev 7:3, the bride or the lamb's wife, Rev 19:7
and 21:9, and the white horse, Rev 6:2, the first fruits, Rev 14:4, the (__ lost
text in transfer____, ______) 25:1-13, the Manifested Sons of God, Rom 8:19-23
and it's certainly a remarkable fact that none of these names are expressions
applied to the saints of God or at any other time in history.
But, all of them are in their context and promises showing undeniably that they
belong to the end of time...To this present generation, Matt 24:34...and God wants
us to realize once again in closing that there's going to be a great company of
overcomers prepared for this mighty ministry which I call the prize of all the
ages. And again, God's offering to the believers of this generation a greater
privilege than was ever offered to any people of any generation at any time from
ADAM clear down through the end of the millennium.
Sons of God?
[ Comment: Steve Van Nattan, Balaam's Ass Speaks-- I have on hand
pamphlets by Bill Britton of past MSOG fame, and he clearly calls for the KILLING
of those who will not, "Enter in beyond the veil." That is anyone who does
not join HIM and his friends in Charismatic New Age frenzy. ]
Rom 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth
for the manifestation of the sons of God.
Unlike many others who espouse this doctrine, Paul Cain doesn't seem to balk at
admitting to be a proponent of the Manifested Sons of God doctrine. The only problem
that he seems to have with it is people trying to manifest their sonship presumptuously.
will be a manifestation of the sons of God. And it won't be this baloney that
we've heard of in the past; I mean there's been a few people tried to walk through
a wall like this one over here and knocked their brain loose, but that's not what
I'm talking about. I'm talking about a true manifested son of God; if anyone walks
through this wall, over here, they're not going to tell you about it, I mean,
they're just going to do it. And sons of God don't tell you they're sons of God,
they'll just show you! Amen!
Romans 8:17 is the scriptural point at which the Manifested Sons of God proponents
leap into error. The scripture teaches that the whole of creation indeed does
await the time of manifestation of the sons of God, (ie the glorification of the
saints, the final resurrection). The contention is that we believe we shall be
glorified after the return of Jesus Christ bodily. It is then that He, Jesus,
will put death underneath His feet.
Manifested Sons of God teaches that there will be a company of supersaints who
will be glorified and immortalized, before the bodily return of Jesus, and that
we, the glorified, corporate Christ, will be the ones who put death under our
feet. They also believe that only after that happens can Jesus return bodily.
Clifford Hill summarizes it nicely in his Prophecy Today publication.
The opportunity of joining the "new breed" an elite group of believers endowed
with supernatural power that wouldÔ that God was said to be raising up in
our generation. According to John Wimber this is a type of "Joel's Army"
who will overcome all opposition to the gospel and eventually subdue the nations.
This teaching is part of what is known as "dominion theology," which teaches that
an elite army of overcomers will either destroy or subdue all the enemies of Christ
until they eventually gain power and authority throughout the world. The government
of the nations will be upon their shoulders and when all the secular authorities,
governments, princes and kings have finally submitted to them, Christ will return
and they will present the kingdom to Him.
This is the theology that has been promoted by the Kansas City Prophets and their
followers. As I have said earlier, it is a theology that emphasizes man in the
place of Christ. The "corporate Christ" is still the church, not Christ. It is
Jesus Christ who has destroyed death and will ultimately put it under His
feet, we don't do it for Him.
MY ARTICLE EXOSING THE MANIFEST SONS OF GOD
In January, 1990, Ernie Gruen a Charismatic pastor in Kansas City for 27 years,
of the Full Faith Church of Love, released a 233 page document listing erroneous
prophecies, statements, doctrines, and incidents involving the Kansas City Prophets.
"He accused KCF of sending out false prophets; of prophesying area churches to
close down (and then join KCF) and of outright lying."
As an example of the kind of "prophetic" response to these charges, here is an
excerpt from Rick Joyner's Morningstar.
KCF is just one of many new streams starting to flow in the body of Christ, each
of which is destined to receive furious and unrelenting attacks for a season,
much of which will come from those who may have a great influence on the church
but have long ago lost the anointing.
Do you see how the Berean spirit is being strangled here? When someone does
raise some valid, specific criticism, "Well, it must be jealousy, they have a
Saul spirit and don't like our "David Movement." " One of most insidious and blinding
concepts to come to the church lately is the idea that all criticism is personal.
This idea is amplified by the emphasis on people who have the Jezebel Spirit,
fault finding spirit, or that old standby, the accuser of the brethren! The whole
idea deflects people's attention away from the issues of false, destructive doctrine
and ministry to personality, "hurt," so called division and phony humility.
Bickle were headed toward a resolution of their differences by a meeting of the
Network of Christian Ministries, which was supposed to occur in July of 1990.
But, in May, John (________ text lost in transfer______) Vineyard Movement as
a "covering" to KCF and the prophets. Wimber acknowledged that there were indeed
"excesses" at KCF. In a letter to Gruen, Wimber promised to address the errors
and declared, "I am satisfied that we will not see these problems arising again
in the future." The meeting with the NCM leaders was called off.
Why? Didn't the errors still need to be examined, discussed, rejected or corrected?
Shouldn't the Pentecostals at least have insisted on the opportunity to publicly,
formally renounce these heresies? By sweeping the problem into the "Vineyard House"
and not openly exposing and standing against it, we have sown the wind and are
reaping the whirlwind! It was probably a great relief to everyone that Wimber's
action saved us from another controversy, but what's the matter with controversy?
Wimber did offer some correction and guidelines and I appreciate him for it, but
for the most part the Kansas City Prophets rolled right along. The erroneous teachings
were made available through the Vineyard
Catalogs. Bob Jones was asked to "limit his public ministry," instead of being
rejected from public or private ministry. John Paul Jackson (See our appendix
of KCF Quotes), a blatantly false prophet was shipped out to California to minister
there with Wimber. Paul Cain is in England now. Mike Bickle is a popular author,
pastor and widely accepted Charismatic leader. Bickle, in looking back to 1990,
told Charisma that he has learned four lessons from the experience.
1. "We had an elite spirit. That's become more and more real to me -- it's so
2. "We promoted mystical experience in a disproportionate way and it was disastrous."
were careless in the way we communicated prophetic words. This was hurtful in
a lot of cases."
4. "We were wrong in the way we promoted the city church concept. I still believe
in it, but now I believe it's a unity based on friendship."
That's good, but weren't any of the prophecies, prophets, or mystical experiences
blatantly false? What about false teaching? Do you still believe in the city wide
church? Should Bob Jones have been renounced as a false prophet?
In all fairness, KCF and Vineyard Church did release a list of errors they had
discovered and were correcting.
Lack of accountability for prophecies that do not come true or do not bear witness
to the person receiving the ministry.
The attempt by some prophetic ministers to establish doctrine or practice by revelation
alone, apart from clear biblical support.
Dogmatic assertions in delivery of prophetic words.Ô confronting the individual.
prophetic words that affect a movement or church without going first to the appropriate
levels of authority.
The use of prophetic gifting for controlling purposes.
Manifesting an attitude of superiority through the possession of a secret body
of information. Amos 3:7 is true surely the sovereign Lord does nothing without
revealing His plan to His servants the prophets. But the prophetic people are
not to wear a garment of pride because of this knowledge.
In 1991, Jones finally did have his messages pulled from the Vineyard Tape Catalog,
after confessing to a moral failure. He is still cited as a credible prophet by
many within the "prophetic movement," including many of those associated with
the Toronto Blessing.
There is a severe judgement for following and supporting false prophets. I believe
it was the acceptance and "covering" of these "prophets" that immediately accelerated
this revival of spiritual drunkenness.
Jer 23:16 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets
that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart,
and not out of the mouth of the Lord.
Ezekiel 13:1-9 And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy
against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy
out of their own hearts. Hear ye the word of the Lord; Thus said the Lord God;
Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. Ye have not gone up
into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the
battle in the day of the Lord. They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying,
The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others to
hope that they would confirm the word. Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have
ye not spoke a lying divination, whereas ye say, The Lord saith it; albeit I have
not spoken? Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because ye have spoken vanity,
and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord God. And mine
hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall
not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing
of the house of the Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel;
and ye shall know that I am the Lord God.
1. Audio Tape. "The Shepherd's Rod." Mike Bickle, Bob Jones. Fall, 1989.
2. Audio Tape
Transcription. "Visions and Revelations." Mike Bickle and Bob Jones. Fall, 1989.
Audio Tape. "The Prophetic History of Grace Ministries." Mike Bickle. |
"Latter Day Prophets." Media Spotlight. Page 3. Al Dager.
"Resolving the Kansas City Prophets Controversy." Ministries Today. Lee Grady.
"Latter Day Prophets."
"Visions and Revelations" Audio Tape Transcript. Page 60.
"Resolving the Kansas City Prophets Controversy."
"The Shepherd's Rod."
"What's the Problem?" Ernie Gruen.
"Resolving the Kansas City Prophets Controversy."
"Visions and Revelations."
Wes Campbell. October 14, 1994. Toronto Airport Vineyard.
"Grace City Report." December, 1989.
"Visions and Revelations."
Audio Tape, "The New Breed." Fall, 1989.
"Paul Cain: A Personal Profile." Terri Sullivant. "Grace City Report." Page 13.
Day Prophets." Media Spotlight, PO Box 290, Redmond, WA 98073-0290.
Clifford Hill. "Kansas City Prophets." Prophecy Today Magazine.
Audio Tape, Paul Cain. "Joel's Army." KCF's Southside Meeting.
"The New Breed."
"Resolving the Kansas City Prophets Controversy."
"Kansas City Churches Reconciled." Charisma. Lee Grady. July, 1993.
"Making Corrections." Ministries Today. Sept/Oct, 1990.
Bob Jones' Prophecy of the Uniting of all Charismania,
Keepers, and by implication, the Roman Catholic Whore.
Show on Earth
Prophecy by Bob Jones-- Prophet for the Manifest Sons of God, the Vineyard, Rhema,
Blab it and Grab it Word of Faith, and about 85% of all Pentecostals and the Assembly
Lord is now beginning the early stages of the greatest show on earth. These workings
of the Spirit are preparing the church and initiating what will become the greatest
show an earth, referred to as the end-time ministry. One of the instruments that
will be used in this greatest show on earth will be the Promise Keepers.
The Promise Keepers
and their leadership will be singled out for intense persecution. They must embrace
this with great humility, for the persecution will be the vehicle which will open
doors internationally for this ministry. The Promise Keepers are now to go worldwide.
Promise Keepers will respond to the persecution with humility, then the Lord will
respond to the Promise Keepers with the same answer that He gave to the inquiry
of John the Baptist concerning the ministry of the Messiah. (Luke 7:22)
AND HE ANSWERED AND SAID TO THEM, "GO AND REPORT TO JOHN WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN AND
HEARD: THE BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT, THE LAME WALK, THE LEPERS ARE CLEANSED, AND THE
DEAF HEAR, THE DEAD ARE RAISED UP, THE POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.
Lord is calling the Promise Keepers to emerge as the dread champions of God and
of the family. The glory of the Lord is preparing to fall on the Promise Keepers.
Promise Keepers are not the only group that the Lord is calling according to this
commission. He is also calling individual men and women along with other segments
of the body of Christ. The Women's Aglow will also be subject to this same commissioning
as well as End Time Handmaidens and other such ministries with an emphasis towards
intercession. These ministries are not in competition with one another but are
complimentary one to the other.
The ministries of Women's Aglow and End Time Handmaidens should continue their
emphasis as in the past, for this will compliment the workings of the Spirit through
Promise Keepers. The ultimate result of these ministries will be the reestablishment
of Godly life within the Christian family which will function as the nucleus of
power for the end time ministry. The church has been like a widow woman but now
she is going to have a husband. This truth is applicable both in the natural and
in the spiritual.
Van Nattan: Editor-- Blessed Quietness Journal-- I am doing
a thing here which I do very rarely. I am transferring a brother's
Web text into this page. This is because it is extremely valuable, it draws
this ugly Satanic mess into one authoritative paper, and I fear it could get lost
if he happens to have to drop off of the Web for some reason.
taken from Biblical Fundamentalist, PO Box 5010, Brendale, Qld 4500, Australia,
(Ph 61-7-3205-7100). Available by subscription, $20/year ($30 overseas sea-mail,
$35 economy air-mail)
THREE THE AGE OF AQUARIUS
by Sidney W. Hunter
Promise Keepers, Latter Rain Movement, The Vineyard Movement,
and Pope John Paul's Jubilee all working together for the common goal.
Deuteronomy chapter eleven God tells Israel of the many blessings He will bestow
upon them when they reach the Land of Promise, Canaan. Promising an ideal climate,
God says in verse fourteen, "1 will give you the rain of your land in his
due season, the first rain and the latter rain that thou mayest gather in thy
corn, and thy wine and thine oil."
In Romans chapter
eight Paul is writing about how the Christian's mortal body awaits its resurrection
glory. "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy
to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation
of the creature waiteth for its manifestation of the sons of God" (Romans
the 1940s a group of Pentecostals, following the allegorical interpretation of
Scripture understood the above-stated promise of God to Israel (Deut. 11:14) to
apply to the church today, i.e. God would send a "latter rain" of special blessing
upon the church prior to Christ's return. They then interpreted God's promise
of the Christian's future glory (Romans 8:18,19) to apply to the time of the latter
rain when the church would be revived and become His "manifest sons." This distorted
wrestling of Scripture (11 Peter 3:16) led to the conclusion that the revived
church would bring about a world of peace and tranquillity to which Christ would
come to reign. J. Preston Eby, a Latter Rain enthusiast explained by making reference
to this coming outpouring of the Holy Spirit, "which shall finally bring the FULLNESS,
a company of overcoming sons of God who have come to the measure of the stature
of the fullness of Christ to actually dethrone Satan, casting him out of the heavenlies,
and finally binding him in the earthlies, bring the hope of deliverance and life
to all families of the earth. This ... great work of the Spirit shall usher a
people into full redemption -- free from the curse, sin, sickness, death and carnality."
"overcomers" became known as neo-Pentecostals and introduced what is known as
Restoration Theology (not to be confused with Reconstructionism, a more modern
heresy). The Assemblies of God denomination repudiated this doctrine in 1948 and
again in 1960. It was embraced by the charismatics in the 1990s.
Wimber is senior pastor of Vineyard Christian Fellowship in Anaheim, California.
He is noted for his "signs and wonders" ministry which is reported to have had
"a profound effect on tens of thousands of charismatics and noncharismatics alike."
The Association of Vineyard churches which Wimber heads up is reported to include
more than 250 member churches.
Dr. William Grady,
in his book What Hath God Wrought!, quotes Wimber's statement concerning
a turning point in his life. He claims the Lord said, "'I'm going to start it
all over again. I'm going, to pour out my Spirit in your midst like I did in the
beginning.' But I looked at myself (suffering from cancer), and I'm out of energy.
In my spirit I was murmuring, 'Oh God, oh God.' And at that point (mid-January)
the Lord gave me a word. I heard myself say: 'Shall I have this pleasure in my
old age?' The very words that Sarah laughingly said to herself when she overheard
the Lord say she was going to have a son from her 90-year-old husband (Genesis
18:10). This was a word of life from the Lord, and it touched me deeply."
this time South African "evangelist" Rodney Howard-Browne [ and his two evangelist
brothers ] became famous for his infamous "laughing revivals". John Amott, pastor
of a small Vineyard church in Toronto, Canada became a victim of this movement
of Satan and introduced the so-called Toronto Blessing to the world.
as the plot thickens that Wimber's "vision" said "Sarah LAUGHINGLY said to herself..."
Then a LAUGHING sensation begins to sweep pseudoChristian churches. The picture
will begin to come together when we now consider:
2:1-11 is a prophecy of the future desolation which Palestine will experience
during the tribulation period described in the book of Revelation. It will be
a time of great fear "let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day
of the Lord cometh" (vs. 1 ). Verses two through eleven describe the event in
day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the
morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not
been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many
generations. A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the
land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness;
yea, and nothing shall escape them. The appearance of them is as the appearance
of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. Like the noise of chariots on the
tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth
the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. Before their face the people
shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. They shall run like mighty
men; they sha;; climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one
on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: Neither shall one thrust another;
they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they
shall not be wounded. They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon
the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows
like a thief. The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the
sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall with-draw their shining: And
the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for
he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very
terrible; and who can abide it?" (Joel 2:2-11).
have quoted this passage in its entirety to establish the fact that this is an
actual event which parallels endtime passages of Scripture in Revelation. Notice
now how the Latter Rain movement wrests this Scripture to the extent that Satan's
army at Armageddon becomes an army of Christian "overcomers."
Rain theology insists on a worldwide revival which will precede Christ's return.
This revival is to produce an "army of overcomers" who are immortal super-Christians
as prophesied in the Scriptures from Joel quoted above. Sound unbelievable? Notice
the following quotes collected by Dr. Grady in his book What Hath God Wrought!
Byron Mode of Dallas, Texas, revealed, "God is romancing his church, and through
the impregnation will come the New Birth ...."
Handmaidens' prophecy in October 1994 adds: "Sarah is a type of the church. The
chumh is 'withered' and its womb is dried up in many places, but God is sending
a revival of joy to awaken and renew the church so that she can bring forth the
'man-child' of joy, even the army of overcomers who will go forth in the likeness
and image of the Lord in these last days."
"prophet" adds: 'The Lord will raise up a company of prophets, teachers, pastors,
and apostles that will be of the spirit of Phinehas ... They will be moved by
the jealousy of the Lord for the purity of His people ... It was said of the Apostle
Paul that he was turning the world upside down, it will be said of the apostles
soon to be anointed that they will turn the world right side up. Nations will
tremble at the mention of their names."
other words as the church becomes pregnant and gives birth to Isaac (meaning "laughter"),
a mighty revival will circle the globe. As "Isaac" grows up (the revived church)
it will evolve into Joel's army of immortal super-Christians. Rodney Howard-Browne's
unholy laughter is seen as a sign that God is impregnating His church.
Comment: Editor-- Balaam's Ass Speaks-- I dare say that
Rodney Howard Browne's girth certainly gives one the impression that someone is
indeed pregnant. Or is he simply a common glutton who has no victory over
the flesh? I note that Phinehas killed an Israelite adulterer and his mate
with a javelin. This tells us the kind of death wish these Satanists have
for Bible believers. Also, it is terrifying to contemplate the nature
of this Apostleship which these vipers plan to soon loose on the Lord's Church.
We can see that they will deal the death blow to revelation in the canon
of the Word of God, for they will no doubt claim on the spot revelatory gifts,
and they will become a mad assortment of popelettes moving around the world giving
orders to local churches in the Pauline model.
John Paul II does
have reason for concern as Christendom goes from one supreme apostle in Rome to
thousands of wee popelettes! This will also dilute the "take" in each popelette's
offering plate. Do you not see that team players Billy Graham, Bill Bright, Bill
McCartney, Pat Robertson, Peter LeLonde, and Jack Van Impe will very likely be
raised to apostleship at the insistence of the Pope? And, who will play
devil's advocate? Who will see to it that a devil does not sneak into the
neo-apostolic heritage, as with Judas?
line up to get on the apostleship band wagon will not be at Brownsville only--
There will be lines of apostolic candidates at the Vatican, the World Council
of Churches, Holy Trinity Brampton, and on every missionfield in the world where
an institutional church has developed from missionary effort. Seminaries
will offer degrees in apostleship. There will be equal opportunity apostles
raised to authority in various African and Far Eastern countries, as well as Black
American popelettes seated so as to not offend the Black community.
will be line ups at conferences just like the line ups at the Kremlin during Soviet
Union days. On May 1 Soviet leaders were carefully positioned according to
rank and power. Conference promoters will be hard pressed to know which
apostle should have the high seat and which apostle the low seat. Protocols
regarding the Pope, when he appears in public, will be monumental. Cardinals
will find themselves shifted down one seat because a Trinity Brampton apostle
arrived, and apostles will have higher rank then Cardinals. We already see
this order of the peck ad nauseam on TBN and at Toronto. It could really
get tricky folks! If it were not so deadly it would be comic. If I
were a bored agnostic, I would at once start doing seminars around the USA in
"Preparing for Apsotleship." We need a Bible believing church to sponsor
the making of a video which dramatically portrays this insanity in derision. ]
Promise Keepers is a men's organization which reportedly had its beginning when
University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney felt a need to develop a
specialized ministry for men. He shared his concern with his pastor, Reverend
James Ryle, who is pastor of Boulder Valley Vineyard Church and a former associate
of Vineyard Ministries founder, John Wimber. (Remember it was through the Vineyard
churches that the laughing revival came which is supposed to be evidence of Joel's
Army being born.)
Promise Keepers has grown from 4,200 men who attended its first meeting in 1991
to an organization of hundreds of thousands. It is committed to "reach beyond
racial and denominational boundaries." It says concerning homosexuals, "while
we have clear convictions regarding the issue of homosexuality, we are sensitive
to and have compassion for the men who are struggling with these issues, we therefore
support their being included and welcomed in all our events." McCartney is said
to have shouted out at the 1994 Seize the Moment Men's Conference in Portland,
Oregon, "Hear me: Promise Keepers doesn't care if you're a Catholic. Do you love
Jesus, are you born of the Spirit of God?"
do the Promise Keepers fit into the Vineyard, laughing revival, Joel's Army equation?
Let's ask Pastor James Ryle. He pastors aVineyard church and counselled McCartney
concerning the inception of The Promise Keepers. Asked if the Promise Keepers
could be fulfilling the prophecy in Joel of raising an army, James Ryle answered,
"Yes ... 300,000 men have come together so far this year under Promise Keepers
... never in history have 300,000 men come together except to go to war. These
men are gathered for war."
Tarkowski in his book Laughing Phenomena: Its History and Possible Effect
on the Church is quoted as saying, "Promise Keepers has incorporated key
doctrines of the Manifest Sons of God into their material. The February, 1995,
issue of Suitable Helpers, a newsletter for women participating in Promise
Keepers expresses that believers can become Christ incarnate: 'Our Lord is calling
out a great host of men ready and willing to become "Christs" in their homes:
Promise Keepers. In grand bold sweeps God has mustered an army.'"
television evangelist Pat Robertson also enters the picture. In view of the approaching
holocaust produced by Joel's Army he began to prophecy in 1995, "1 believe God
is going to send a great revival in the next five years that will exceed anything
that our minds can conceive. I'm talking about hundreds and hundreds of millions
of people that will enter into the Kingdom all over the world. It's going to be
endorses Latter Rain theology. A revived church will produce Joel's Army which
will bring judgment on the ungodly. All this will climax in the year 2000 which
will be the church's (Israel's) 50th year of Jubilee and celebrate the Old Testament's
Feast of Tabernacles.
an imagination some people have!
far we have Rodney Howard-Browne claiming to be "God's bartender" at "Joel's Bar"
dispensing the "new wine" which is impregnating the church; which will result
in the birth of Joel's invincible Army; which will, in turn, bring God's vengeance
upon the ungodly in preparation for Christ's return and millenniel reign. The
pastor of the home church of the man who initiated The Promise Keepers believes
that group will constitute Joel's Army. All this in accord with Latter Rain theology
is scheduled to climax in the year 2000.
On November 10, 1994,
Pope John Paul II released a 72 page letter entitled: "The Coming of the Third
Millennium: Prepare for the Jubilee of the year 2000."
The Detroit Free
Press (28/11/94) reported, "In weekend ceremonies at theVatican, Pope John
Paul II called on his new cardinals to work with him on an ambitious plan for
world peace that includes meetings of Muslim, Christian and Jewish religious leaders
in Bethlehem, Jerusalem and on Mt Sinai in 1999."
The Pope envisions
himself being the world religious leader of a super church meeting in the year
[ Comment: Editor-- Balaam's Ass Speaks-- Bill
McCartney of Promise Keepers is a Roman Catholic who claims to be born again in
the Catholic model, and he vigorously promotes the Vatican at all PK rallies.
NEW AGE MOVEMENT
New Age Movement's basic premise is that no religion has all the truth but some
truth is found in all religions. Therefore the New Age "Church" is one which embraces
the "good" in all faiths. They look to the year 2000 as the "Dawning of the Age
Ager, Barbara Marx Hubbard "explains": "The planetary celebration will begin for
the birth of mankind in the universe, a blessed Cosmic Child eagerly awaited by
the evolved beings through the universe without end. Hallelujah ... An uncontrollable
joy (Planetary Smile) will ripple through the thinking layers of earth. The cocreative
systems, which are lying psychologically dormant in humanity will be activated.
From within, all sensitive persons will feel the joy of the force, flooding their
systems with love and attraction.
was a planetary smile -- like the smile of a newborn baby ... Now for the first
time, we were seeing it together. Ecstatic joy rippled through the planetary body
-- and through me as one of its billions of members ... I saw it was true. We
are being born ... we are going to be one body, whether we like ourselves or not."
[ Comment: Editor-- Balaam's Ass Speaks-- Ruth
Montgomery of New Age fame claims that those who cannot take the rigors of the
great paradigm shift soon to come will be removed by the Ascended Masters for
the duration. Then, after the earth is purged and ready for the New Age
to come, the Masters will return those who are weak, though sincere and decent,
to rejoin the rest. This may well be the explanation by this New Age Christendom
for the Rapture of the Lord's Bride to the Glory. ]
DID ALL THIS HAPPEN?
Tarkowski, in his above mentioned book Laughing Phenomena: Its History and
Possible Effect on the Church sums things up as follows:
so many Christians come from there to here in so short a time? Looking back, it
seems that the Word of Faith and Positive Thinking teachings struck the first
spark. These did much to turn hearts to a self-centered life rather than a God-centered
one. As hearts glowed with proclamations such as 'Every promise in the book is
mine.' 'Claim your inheritance,' and 'Take the land,' Restoration teaching waited
for its opportunity.
when the Church at large finally realized that a New World Order based on New
Age spirituality was planned for our future, Restorationists made their move.
For years they'd preached that the Church was to bring in the Kingdom of God,
but no one, particularly Evangelicals, had paid attention. Those pesky beliefs
about tribulation and rapture had blinded the Church to their truth, but now Christians
wanted political rights!
inheritance promised by Word of Faith teachers coincided nicely with the Restorationist's
promise of a Christian Kingdom on earth. 'Take the land' was applied to a literal
land, and the Christianizing of society and its governments became a real possibility.
The emphasis was no longer on the hope of Jesus' coming to save both Israel and
the Church. Instead, a united intercessory Church turned to an Old Testament promise
made to Israel: 'If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves
and pray;... I will restore their land: In all the excitement, the word 'revival'
was subtly redefined, and hardly anyone noticed.
after 25 years of incremental change in Church thinking, the Restorationists stood
on the revised purpose for revival and announced, 'A great move of God is beginning!
Revival is here!'The new good news was that God had an endtime army which would
march through the land to victory, and each Christian was a potential soldier.
And when 'the fire fell' through Rodney Howard-Browne and the Toronto Blessing,
Christians from all over the world came to Toronto to enlist.
"Now the restoration
of dominion began to merge with the supernatural potential by the Latter Rain
teachings, and revival took on even more meaning. God's Army would be equipped
with victory over death, and the Power of Evangelism of Latter Rain would be directed
to Restorationism's objectives. Jesus' cross became the symbolic sword of this
new gospel and lost even more of its godly meaning. The gospel of sin, Christ's
shed blood and the cross, and the promise of His personal, visible return in victory
was overtaken by the gospel of revival. Christians from all over the world sew
the flames burning bright and were drawn to its light, and a new unity began to
believers know that God has said that the day is coming when there will be a one-world
government; a oneworld apostate church (made up of all religions left behind when
Christ takes the true church away - I Thessalonians 4:14-18); one-world financial
control (the mark of the Beast, etc.); a one-world dictator who poses as Christ,
these things we are not surprised to see them budding in movements like The Promise
Keepers, charismatic circuses, the Pope's growth in popularity, Middle-East struggles,
Big Brother's growing invasion into personal liberties, etc.
We acknowledge that
there must be millions of people caught up in movements which are part of coming
events, who have no idea of the direction in which they are going. They don't
see the "Big Picture."
Bible believers we have a blessed hope. Our Lord is coming! He has said, 'Watch
therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh"
we have a twofold responsibility - warn of false teaching and do what we can to
win those we can for Christ. There are multitudes of people for whom Christ died
sincerely fellowing false systems. Jude tells us, "And of some have compassion,
making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire;
hating even the garment spotted by the flesh" (Jude 24).
Surely we can save
some from the burning? ....
[ Comment: Editor-- Balaam's Ass Speaks-- To see
how this killer instinct and potty mouthed religion has openly developed a death
threat to Bible believers, go to our coverage on Kim
JOYNER CALLS FOR WAR AGAINST NON-CHARISMATICS
Tarkowsky ties the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem to this program:
Networking on the New Age model: http://www.ad2000.org/gcowe95/prayer.html
And, another page lists those gathering in this network:
Robert Stearns Ministry--
This snake is powerful in demonic ways: http://www.blessings.org/ewm/
David Cloud does
a great job of drawing this together at Brownsville AOG: http://wayoflife.org/~dcloud/laugh/pensacol.htm
Embrace Israel Field Reporter, opens the Satanic blasphemous picture of
Charismania and much of Christendom as it marries itself to occult Zionism:
I must say, "I told you so," for I have warned you that Christendom would
marry Zionist German counterfeit Jews one day. Here it is, and if you are
helping this, you are exalting the most anti-semitic force on earth which will
"have intelligence" with Antichrist, as Daniel prophesied. You must see
the picture of Benjamin Netanyahu at this site. He is clearly a German
counterfeit-- he bears NO resemblance to Middle Eastern Semitic people. He
is there as the representative of Satan to suppress the Gospel and subject real
Jews to Satan.
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