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IS THIS THE BEGINNING OF THE END? 

Kansas City Seven (Fellowship) Guru, Bob Jones gives PROPHECY ON PK AND THE WORLD UNITY OF CHARISMANIA AND PROMISE KEEPERS.  

Is this the WHORE of Revelation combining PK, Roman Catholics, and Charismania?  

I say, YES! "Even so come Lord Jesus."

Really, 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.  

If 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.

Please 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. 

Are 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?  

Do 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.

So, read and learn.  Then get out that old black backed KJV sword, and rip these Satanic rebels to shreds NOW! 

Why 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.

Thus...

 

 

HISTORY-- 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 Fellowship.

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," wrote:

"In 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.)

 

Some 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 hands.

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.)

 

According 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 City.

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:

"But if 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:

"One 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:

"There 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, cassette tape)

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."

"If 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 Rain?

 

Rick Joyner says,

"To 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!

 

 

Bob Jones states:

"The 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 ____).

"I 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 will not.

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 last days.

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., pg 9-10.)

 

Mike Bickle:

Mike Bickle says that he doesn't think "that there is anything higher than the revelation that what a Son of God is."

"The 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.

"But, 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".

"God 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.)

"I 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, cassette tape.)

Kansas City Fellowship, of course, is going to be used of God to establish these.

"That 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:

"There 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 the continent.

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.)

 

PART ONE:  
Bob Jones' Prophecy of the Uniting of all Charismania,
Promise Keepers, and by implication, the Roman Catholic Whore.

NOW-- THE LATEST ALLEGED PROPHECY

Bob 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 Islam.

In Kissinger-ese, this would be called an "escalation of hostilities."

Thus...

Analysis of the Kansas City Mafia by Gary Clem

The 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"].

The 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.

 

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE LEADERS OF OUR PRESENT CHURCH
AND THE ELITES OF THIS WORLD; IT'S NOT THEOLOGY - IT'S GREED

The 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 wrote:

"I 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 I missing?"

And 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" and buffoons.

I wrote back:

"I 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."

 

THERE IS MORE DRIVING THESE MEN THAN THEIR ABERRANT THEOLOGIES

Yes! - 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!

This 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").

Thanks to Gary Clem for exposing these men with a strategy to rule the world for their own gain and holy rage.

 

LETTER FROM A READER

Dear Steve,

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?

In Christ,

Steve

 

Here is an article I found regarding Bob Jones and who he is associated with:

Inside a Prophetic Service

The "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,

"When 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![2]

Who 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 "prophetic ministry."

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.

Mike Bickle

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.[3]

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."[4] 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.[5]

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.

City churches, 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 Today reported,

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.[6]

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.[7]

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

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."

The 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 ministry.

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 their dreams.

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 impatiently replied,

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. [8]

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."[9]

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...[10]

"The 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]"[11]

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."[12]  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."[13]  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..."[14]

35 Super 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.

"...They 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."[15]

What 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.

Bob's 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 to this.

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!"[16]

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.[17]

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.

Paul Cain

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.[18]

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."[19]

Paul 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 whom

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."[20]

Joel's Army

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.[21]

Thus began 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"[22] "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."[23] 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."[24]

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 him.

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 8.[25]

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.

The 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."[26]

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.[27]

Manifested 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.

There 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![28]

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.[29]

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.

READ MY ARTICLE EXOSING THE MANIFEST SONS OF GOD

The Challenge

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."[30]

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.[31]

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.

Gruen and 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.[32]

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 repulsive."

2. "We promoted mystical experience in a disproportionate way and it was disastrous."

3. "We 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."[33]

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.

Giving 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.[34]

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.

 

In Conclusion

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.

 

End Notes

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. Page 74.
3. Audio Tape. "The Prophetic History of Grace Ministries." Mike Bickle. |
4. "Latter Day Prophets." Media Spotlight. Page 3. Al Dager.
5. Ibid.
6. "Resolving the Kansas City Prophets Controversy." Ministries Today. Lee Grady. Sept/Oct 1990.
7. "Latter Day Prophets."
8. "Visions and Revelations" Audio Tape Transcript. Page 60.
9. "Resolving the Kansas City Prophets Controversy."
10. "The Shepherd's Rod."
11. "What's the Problem?" Ernie Gruen.
12. "Resolving the Kansas City Prophets Controversy."
13. "Visions and Revelations."
14. Ibid.
15. Ibid.
16. Ibid.
17. Wes Campbell. October 14, 1994. Toronto Airport Vineyard.
18. "Grace City Report." December, 1989.
19. "Visions and Revelations."
20. Audio Tape, "The New Breed." Fall, 1989.
21. "Paul Cain: A Personal Profile." Terri Sullivant. "Grace City Report." Page 13.
22. Ibid.
23. Ibid.
24. Ibid.
25. "Latter Day Prophets." Media Spotlight, PO Box 290, Redmond, WA 98073-0290.
26. Clifford Hill. "Kansas City Prophets." Prophecy Today Magazine.
27. Audio Tape, Paul Cain. "Joel's Army." KCF's Southside Meeting.
28. "The New Breed."
29. Clifford Hill.
30. "Resolving the Kansas City Prophets Controversy."
31. Ibid.
32. Ibid.
33. "Kansas City Churches Reconciled." Charisma. Lee Grady. July, 1993.
34. "Making Corrections." Ministries Today. Sept/Oct, 1990.

 

 

PART TWO:  
Bob Jones' Prophecy of the Uniting of all Charismania,
Promise Keepers, and by implication, the Roman Catholic Whore.

The Greatest Show on Earth

A 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 of God

The 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.

If the 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.

The 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.

The 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.

 

Steve 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.

Sermon 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)

Web Address: http://www.hutch.com.au/~rlister/charis/bf2.htm

 

 

PART THREE THE AGE OF AQUARIUS
by Sidney W. Hunter

The Promise Keepers, Latter Rain Movement, The Vineyard Movement,
Joel's Army, and Pope John Paul's Jubilee all working together for the common goal.


LATTER RAIN MOVEMENT

In 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 8:18,19).

In 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."

These "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.

THE VINEYARD

John 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."

About 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.

Notice 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:

JOEL'S ARMY

Joel 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 detail:

"A 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).

We 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."

Remember, Latter 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!

"Prophet" Byron Mode of Dallas, Texas, revealed, "God is romancing his church, and through the impregnation will come the New Birth ...."

End-Time 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."

Another "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."

In 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?  

The 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.  

There 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.  ]

THE PROMISE KEEPERS

The 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.)

The 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?"

How 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."

Ed 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.'"

American 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 fabulous."

Robertson 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.

What an imagination some people have!

ENTER THE POPE

So 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 2000.

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

The 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 of Aquarius."

New 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.

"It 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.  ]

HOW DID ALL THIS HAPPEN?

Ed Tarkowski, in his above mentioned book Laughing Phenomena: Its History and Possible Effect on the Church sums things up as follows:

"How did 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.

"Then 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!

"The 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.

"Finally, 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 arise."

CONCLUSION

Bible 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, etc.

Knowing 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."

As 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" (Matthew 25:13).

Meanwhile 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 Clements. ]

 

 

LINKS:

RICK JOYNER CALLS FOR WAR AGAINST NON-CHARISMATICS

Ed Tarkowsky ties the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem to this program: http://www.cth.com.au/corp/despatch/vol73_false_tabernacles.html

Antichrist Prayer Networking on the New Age model: http://www.ad2000.org/gcowe95/prayer.html   And, another page lists those gathering in this network:
http://www.baobab.or.jp/~stranger/mypage/praynet.htm

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

Gregory Johnson, Embrace Israel Field Reporter, opens the Satanic blasphemous picture of Charismania and much of Christendom as it marries itself to occult Zionism:
http://www.embraceisrael.org/Info/NewsRoom/19970407/
 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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