Deception Exposed with DWMMI
A collection of christian teachings to guide you through the world
What has the apparent Church to do with God?
The Lord Jesus Christ states in Matthew Ch 16 :16-18
16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
It was Peter’s confession of who Jesus was that the Lord said on that rock He would build His Church, Peter said “You are the Christ the Son of the Living God”
Surely that must mean that the words of The Lord Jesus Christ are beyond dispute for any Nation and in any Era for those who believe the above scripture and those to whom our Father has chosen to reveal it to.
As I sit here writing this article, I received the following news on my phone
Fewer than half of the population of England and Wales have described themselves as Christian for the first time, the 2021 census has revealed.
People who said they had no religion increased by 12 percentage points, while the number of people identifying as Muslim increased by 1.2 million.
Some 46.2% of the population said they were Christian – 27.5 million people, compared with 33.3 million in 2011.
The census is carried out every 10 years.
Run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), it explores how British society is being shaped from people’s answers to questions about themselves, their household and their home.
The results help organisations make decisions on planning and funding public services including transport, education and healthcare.
The 2021 survey was held on 21 March of that year.
The results showed the number of people describing themselves as Christian dropped by 13.1 percentage points from 59.2% in 2011.
The ONS said the census question broadly asked “what is your religion” – referring to people’s affiliation, rather than their beliefs or active religious practices.
Professor Linda Woodhead, head of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College London, said ticking “no religion” could still indicate a number of different beliefs.
She told BBC News: “Some will be atheist, a lot will be agnostic – they just say, ‘I don’t really know’ – and some will be spiritual and be doing spiritual things.
“But they don’t want to identify with a particular religion, and certainly not with institutional religion.”
These statistics point us to the very problem we have in a society that calls itself Christian. This includes all those who say they identify in being Christian who have never set foot in a place of worship also includes many hundreds of thousands who say they will only go to a place of worship 3 times in their life when they are Christened, Married and Buried. However, many do neither of them now.
Regarding Christening, which is a sham way of Biblical Baptism, I was in a church where the family brought their child to be Christened and as soon as the minister had finished putting water on the child’s head, they whole family walked out.
Regarding Marriage a couple can get married in various places nowadays, they have even gone as far as marrying same sex couples in churches something the God has utterly condemned throughout the scriptures both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. Regarding Burial a person can now have their own Do it yourself cremation these days which is being advertised every day in the media.
The Lord has reminded me many years about the title of this publication, but for reasons that I have no excuse, I have been reluctant to put pen to paper.
It is a deep sadness I feel that the church has gone so far from the Lord’s plan. If the reader really understood then they would know that my heart is for a church of unity in all respects.
However, I feel the time is right at this moment because of all the decadence of supposedly the Church of The Lord Jesus Christ, and if not that all the presumptuous self-righteousness of many others. Also, for my own personal despondence of something that I have given my life to serve. Particularly when a Pastor or a church are standing for the Truth of God’s Word against all odds that they almost on every occasion they are very small gatherings, yet those who are men pleasers compromising the Truth have many followers. The devil has taken over majority of the Church of Jesus Christ today as is explained in the Book of Revelation Ch 2 & Ch 3. We all know that our battle is not against flesh and blood but against all the power of the Devil and his fallen angels, but those should in no way have control over God’s ‘Born Again’ Christian Church.
There is a saying that one can never find a perfect church because if you go there, it would no longer be perfect as the attendees are sinners. But is that not a defeatist attitude also making a way for every wind and wave of doctrine.
Ephesians Ch 4 v 14
4 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,
As we take a careful study of the first miracle in the Gospel of
Mark Ch1 v 21-28
Jesus Casts Out an Unclean Spirit
21 Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and taught. 22 And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
23 Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, 24 saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!”
25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” 26 And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him. 27 Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority, He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.” 28 And immediately His fame spread throughout all the region around Galilee.
Jesus entered the synagogue on the sabbath to teach, and as a Rabbi it was His privilege but a man with an unclean spirit challenged him, Jesus cast out the spirit in the man which was one spirit. But he said what do you want with us meaning more than one. In fact, he seems to apply that they all in that place had the same spirit, but Jesus only cast out the one who came to him. There is a saying ‘Birds of a feather flock together’. This first miracle was a denominational spirit.
This shows us that each denomination of the Christian church has its own denominational spirit. This should not be surprising as every denomination started in the heart and mind of a man or group of people not in the heart of God.
1 Timothy 4:1
The Great Apostasy
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
The Great Apostasy
2 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only. He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Both these scriptures explain to us the problem which the Lord showed the Apostle Paul would happen to the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ both are headed The Great Apostasy.
There are so many ideas, doctrines and beliefs in the Christian Church that the people who have not had the chance to meet the Lord Jesus are so confused and, in most cases, they decide not to bother at all.
Then they see other religions who seem to be more together, yet they do not have a chance of Salvation in any of those beliefs even though they find unity and companionship amongst those of shared interests.
People have told me that in all the churches they have been visiting they only found love in the Spiritualist Church. How Sad!
Many have told me even through all the hatred that is often afflicted amongst the Islamic faith, they are all fixed on one central belief system explained in the Koran and only in Arabic can be found the truth. They do not waver to suit the gods of this age like the Christian sects / churches / denominations do.
The world is so divided, and all religions are fighting to promote their version of truth yet not just in religions but in all denominational preferences of the Christian Faith. That the ordinary man on the streets wants nothing to do with any, preferring to trust only in themselves and to try to live a good and charitable life. In that most are quite content consequently never to be seen to enter a religious building at all. Though buildings never will be the dwelling place of God in whatever religion, cult or denomination. The Christian teachings tell us that God has made a dwelling for himself inside of a believer’s heart, the religious temple had its curtain torn in two when Christ died on the cross. Thus, making a way for all to enter God’s presence.
I was with some people the other day when a lady said her niece was planning to marry another woman and she was not happy about it. However, the person said she could not condone it if the ceremony was inside a church building but if it were somewhere else, she would go, what hypocrisy!
There is no respect for Truth in the times we live in, because things are getting harder even many who purport to know the truth will not stand up for it.
The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ are the people and not some building whatever it has made of and from.
It was in this quagmire of Idolatries and Religious preferences since the fall of Adam and Eve that God sent His only Begotten Son to this earth, with a destiny to bring Truth to all people in whatever Nation on the face of this Earth, not only that but to be a guide to God’s Everlasting Kingdom and to pay for all of mankind’s sin on the cross of Calvary.
John Ch1 v 14
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
The Apostle Paul wrote in many places about his burden for all the churches even through his self-sacrificing lifestyle.
2 Corinthians Ch11 v 22-28
22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So, am I. 23 Are they ministers of Christ? I speak as a fool—I am more: in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. 24 From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26 in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 27 in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fasting’s often, in cold and nakedness— 28 besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches.
Even through almost every hardship a man could go through Paul had a deep concern for all the churches.
If he did then, he certainly would now, for Truth had come to mankind, Mankind easily forgets things which do not suit them or if somehow it does not go with their present-day lifestyle. Paul in his day had a deep concern for the church in those days, and throughout the ages good Christian brothers and sisters has tried so hard and many even lost their lives in trying to fulfil the commission Jesus gave to His Apostles. The Church has been through many persecutions right until this day and will continue to do so until The Lord Jesus calls an end to it, then time will no-more.
There is not a lot that we can do about it except to keep in His Will. One thing the Church can do is to get back to what Paul and the Apostles taught which is what this book is all about.
If one wanted to name everything that the supposedly Body of Christ believes, then 75% needs to be done away with.
This is because Christians are always looking for new revelation but ignoring what has already been revealed throughout the scriptures.
In the words of John the Baptist “I must decrease so He can increase”
2 Peter Ch 1 v 1-4
Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ.
To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the ]corruption that is in the world through lust.
He has given us all things that we will need for this life and godliness. Throughout history The Church has had suffered many schisms and heresies just like the hymn ‘The Church’s One Foundation’
Though with a scornful wonder, men see her sore oppressed,
by schisms rent asunder, by heresies distressed, yet saints their watch are keeping, their cry goes up, “How long?” And soon the night of weeping shall be the morn of song.
Samuel John Stone from Staffordshire approx: 1862 wrote the words to this hymn even then he could obviously see the Lord’s Church in decline. The verse finishes with the cry ‘How Long’ we are waiting for that morn of song, as we do not have much to sing about except of course all what Jesus went through on the cross, everything that Jesus has accomplished has given us much to rejoice over.
But really has the church got a lot to rejoice over when we see the state of the present-day church and how it has been allowed to get into such a state.
Since then, more and more false teachings, false revivals leaving the Church in a broken state and getting worse as the moral decline in the world is invading the Lord’s beloved Church.
After the decline of the churches of that time, the Lord restored the gift of tongues to the Apostolic Church in 1900 under the Leadership of Charles Parham then in Azusa Street 1906 which was the launch of the Pentecostal Denominations. But like other denominations of today they promoted women to be ministers still denying the scriptures and defying God’s plan as stated in
1Timothy 2 v 12
12 And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.
This I believe brought great expectations for the furtherance of the Gospel, but again people were looking for something else, then we had the Charismatic Revival which is very much in full swing at this time. But then came the Toronto ‘Revival’ and people were seeking something different and travelled overseas just to get a blessing which they thought was of God.
After that came the Lakeland Revival this opened the door to every demonic spirit to enter people. It was embraced in most churches throughout our land and much further across the Nations. It led to majority of unsuspecting believers to have tattoos which are condemned by the Lord in His precious Word. All the above are part of the Great Apostacy as mentioned before.
Leviticus Ch 19 v 28
28 You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor
tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord.
It was a pagan practice for the dead, when people do it today, they are making a contact with the spirits of the dead as would a spiritism medium. People thinking, they could get a similar anointing (false) like the leader of that so-called revival who had many tattoos on his body each one representing a demon, he had them since he was a preacher and not before.
All these practices the church mainly accepted them, in fact when it gets exposed as being demonic the believers are not interested in deliverance from it as they think that as they are a Christian they are beyond reproach. These teaching are far from the message of the Bible for if we walk in sin and deception, we lay ourselves down before the devil himself as he is the great deceiver.
The book of Amos explains what it will be like before Jesus returns
Amos Ch 8 v 11-13 states
“Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God “That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water,
But of hearing the words of the Lord. 12 They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but shall not find it. 13 “In that day the fair virgin, and strong young men Shall faint from thirst.
There will not be a shortage of the written Word I am sure but not all translations are valid compared to the King James Version. But even now there is a shortage of people hearing the Word of God, spoken through an anointed preacher because of Fear of the people or political correctness of this age. Even though the Word of God never changes in whatever Era we are born into-
Jesus is the same Yesterday Today and Forever.
So, one thing we can rely on is that we can have the opportunity to preach the exact same message as the first Apostles. Even in those denominations that supposedly have the Baptism of the Holy Spirit the leaders and preachers are so afraid even if they know the truth to bring God’s Word to the congregation in fear of upsetting or losing the flock. As though God’s Word need protecting from His people, they probably think they are doing God a service or God cannot protect His Word.
2 Timothy 3:5
5 Having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
The title of this publication is ‘What has the Church to do with God’
To sum it up, below are a few of the many beliefs inside supposedly The Church of Jesus Christ:
1.Some believe children should be baptised, some believe baptism is only for believers and some think you can be baptised many times until you feel right. Some say you can get baptised in proxy for the unsaved that have already died.
2.Some remember the Lord’s supper (communion), some never take it, some say the wine must be alcoholic wine some say different.
3.Some believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit is for today, some say it was done away with after the first Apostles, also some say speaking in tongues finished after the KJV bible was printed.
4.Some say the church is a building, some say believers are the church,
5.Some say once saved always saved, some say you can lose your salvation, others say salvation is an onward process.
6.Some say a Christian can still have a demon, others say not.
7.Some say women can be Priests and Bishops others say that role is reserved only for men.
8.Some say only people ordained can preach, others say we can all preach.
9.Some say if you have been divorced you cannot Preach in the church, but the same person can preach outside the church. Others say all can speak if they have shown repentance.
10.Some believe you should pray to the saints or the virgin Mary who are dead and they will answer the prayers of the living, some same only pray to God alone and some say pray to God through and in the name of Jesus.
11.Some say anyone can get their prayers answered, others say one needs to get spiritually right before God for Him to answer you.
12.Some say a man must not cover his head and a woman must do so in prayer. Others say that scripture is no longer valid in our cultural society.
13.Some say you can get to Heaven even if you do not accept Jesus by living a good life, others say there is only one way to Heaven and that is by accepting Jesus who paid the price on the cross for your sins.
14.Some say you can be saved through any religion if you are sincere, others say it is only through the cross of Jesus Christ that there is Salvation.
15.Some say there will be a Rapture of the Church and it will before or in the middle of the tribulation, others say it will be at the end of the tribulation. Still others say there is no Rapture. Others say the rapture of believers will be just before the Wrath of God is poured out on the earth.
16.Some say the church will reign with Christ on this earth for 1000 years alongside all those who have already died even though many hundreds of years ago, yet some say we are reigning with Christ now in heavenly places.
17. Some say you cannot have a church meeting until you have a picture or painting of Jesus on display especially behind the pulpit where the preacher stands proving that Jesus is in the meeting. Some say that is idolatry and should not be so.
18. Some say that healing in the church is not for today as God has given the medical profession with the knowledge. Some say the church has the power to perform healings and miracles today.
19. Some say Jesus is the Archangel Michael. Some say he is the only Begotten Son God. Some say Jesus and the devil are brothers.
20. Some say that worship must be done on the original sabbath day of the Jewish religion which is a Saturday and to worship on a Sunday is the ‘mark of the beast’
Here are just a few ideas / deceptions, heresies and truths that are in the body of Christ today, I am sure there are many more, no wonder there are so many people who are not even interested in the Church at all.
If all these beliefs were as God and as Jesus had intended, then our God is a schizophrenic.
It all leaves people confused and the Bible states that God is not the author of confusion.
That is the devil’s role. So why is this so?
Many people will say that they are not interested at all in Christianity because they say the Bible was written by man. That is not quite true, The Bible is the inspired Word of God and originally was penned by men whom God chose to do it. But the interpretations which we have today, and which is causing the confusion is man’s ideas.
2 Timothy 3 v 16
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
No! the Lord’s Church was in His heart and mind when He said
“I will build my church and the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it”.
In the Oxford English Dictionary, it gives the meaning of Prevail –
To ‘prove more Powerful’ or ‘to have greater Power’
That is true for when deception is confronted by Truth, God’s Word will have precedence and people will know even if they do not acknowledge it, that whatever their stance that they are fighting to uphold will crumble under God’s Truth.
Jesus was being interrogated by Pilate
John 18 v 37-38
37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?”
Jesus answered, “You, say rightly that I am a king. For this cause, I was born, and for this cause, I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
38 Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.
Pilate knew when he faced the Truth even though he did not know how to deal with it.
For the Church of Jesus Christ, we know when we are faced with the Truth, we should be able to know how to deal with it.
Pray and seek his face, then change whatever needs to be changed.
The same problem existed in the Old Testament when the Jewish Nation veered from God’s Word they went into captivity.
When King Saul disobeyed, he lost his anointing.
The churches of Revelation are an example of what the Lord thinks of them and how He was prepared to deal with them. The churches of Revelation are a mirror of the church of today.
A lady who was in the desperate need of deliverance spoke to me the other day. I asked her which church she attended but all she could tell me that it was a modern lively church as they have large music group and raise their hands and danced etc. But was not the church of Sardis very much like that
Revelation Ch 3 v 1
3 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write,
‘These things says, He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.
They had all sorts of self -indulgence in that church but the Lord said ‘You are Dead’
I pray the whole of the church of Christ will see the error of our ways and let God back in charge before the world is lost.
Get back to basics.
Pastor David W Measures
Could this be the Key to the greatest Revival the UK has ever known?
Surely the Lord Jesus did not instruct His Church (Believers) to do something that just does not work.
Matthew Ch18 v 19
19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
All over this nation I believe the churches and believers are holding on to this scripture for Salvation for the people of this Nation and maybe the whole World, hoping that the Lord will keep to His Word.
Though let us be honest it is not working!
Rather than the church of Christ increasing it is seemingly diminishing.
The Lord gave us His precious Word for us to believe, yet almost every church / denomination believes differently. People make the excuse like “well if you just believe Jesus died for mankind’s sin and rose from the dead that is good enough for people to join together in prayer. What a deception this is?
2 Timothy 3:16-17
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
The Lord is not double minded if fact the Holy Spirit is a person, so when He inspired the Apostles to pen the Bible, He had a specific meaning, not to pick and choose for anyone of us including church Leaders and Denominations.
For years I have been told that we must respect other peoples’ ideas, but surely not to the detriment to what the Bible states.
Some examples I wish to give are 1/ I once prayed for a deformed man from a denominational church and the Lord healed him, afterwards his church told him it was from the devil because all the gifts of the Holy Spirit stopped with the first Apostles.
2/ A man came to me from a Large Spirit filled Church who was obviously controlled by demons, he got set free. Afterwards his church told him ‘that is called ‘doctrine of Demons’ he needed to renounce the prayers, the man finished up on Drugs and a homosexual.
Time and again people put on special ‘Prayer for the Nation meetings’ quoting what happened in the 2nd World War when the Lord delivered this Nation. That was great, but the majority are not like the believers at that time by a long way.
Everywhere throughout the world Christians are saying we are in the last days, which could be very true, if that is the case then the message I am about to give is of paramount importance.
Nothing has changed, for when truth is brought forth, Christians just want to decide to accept what is suitable for them but not for the Lord.
Ezekiel Ch 3 v 5-7
“Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them. 5 For you are not sent to a people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, but to the house of Israel, 6 not to many people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely, had I sent you to them, they would have listened to you. 7 But the house of Israel will not listen to you, because they will not listen to Me; for all the house of Israel are impudent and hard-hearted.
Whenever I speak on the subject below people say, ‘God sees my heart’ –
That is true! So, “if God sees your heart, then why don’t you obey His Word?” is my answer.
I Samuel 15 v 23
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,
And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
For to not obey is ‘witchcraft’. God will never answer prayers of witchcraft.
Jesus told Nathaniel in John 1 v 51
And He said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”
So, by this scripture we see that the angels who are ministering spirits are already with us as it states they are ascending then descending (going up then coming down taking our prayers up to God and hopefully bring back the answers).
The Bible states there are 3 heavens: 1) The heaven we can see. 2) Satan’s rule. 3) Highest Heaven where God resides.
Seeing that our prayers have to go through the demonic heaven, they obviously will all get aborted by Satan and the principalities if we are in rebellion.
Remember in the Book of Daniel Ch 10 v 12-13 Daniel humbled himself before God and he was an obedient righteous person, yet his prayers were hindered by Satan twenty-one days and Michael the Archangel had to fight for him. If his prayers were hindered? then what can be said for the Church in rebellion?
I also want to add to this message that Satan does answer requests as many get healed by visiting mediums and spiritualists. I have testimonies to prove that; I will include one later.
So, to get to my reason for writing this article: – Maybe we just need to do something a little differently; absolutely no problem if one truly loves God.
In fact, the Apostle Paul states that those churches that obey this scripture belong to God and those that do not obey do not belong to God.
1 Corinthians ch.11 v 2 – 16
Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you. But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of every woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonours his head. But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonours her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man is not from woman, but woman from man. Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. For this reason, a woman ought to have a symbol of authority (Power KJV) on her head, because of the angels. Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord. For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God. Judge among yourselves. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonour to him? But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering. But if anyone seems to be contentious (argumentative or disputing), we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God (churches that belong to God).
At that time there were Jewish, Ephesian, Thessalonian, Philippian, Roman as well as Corinthian churches.
It is, I am sure, because of ignorance of God’s Word and the desperation for inclusion of all people that leaders are willing to disregard this very important part of the Word of God. They are excluding themselves from God’s church as the Apostle explains in v16.
It is about God’s Creation order which is God-Christ-Man-Woman. If a man prays to God with his head covered, he dishonours Christ. Many large denominations have a male leader with his head covered, yet Scripture tells us he is dishonouring Christ. You can see the fruits of their beliefs which are totally against the Word of God.
Fruit, Women Bishops & Priests, Freemasonry in Clergy, Same sex Marriage, Homosexual & Lesbian Priests.
Idolatry, Infant Baptism.
Rosary Prayers, Prayers for the dead, Prayers to the Saints, Idolatry, Purgatory, Brown Scapular, Worship of Mary, Infant Baptism.
In the light of this Scripture all are dishonouring Christ; sadly all those under this type of leadership are missing out of many blessings as they are under the head.
Every man praying or prophesying dishonours his head (Christ).
There was a time when the Apostle Paul wanted to go into the Temple to try to win over the Jews who were all trusting in the Law. So, Paul had his head shaved so he could go in as a Nazarite. Every man who entered the Jewish Temple – then and now – had to cover his head. Paul knew if he did that, he would be dishonouring Christ; hence he shaved his head. Eventually the Jews latched on to who he was, and it started a riot to the point that the authorities had to rescue him to save his life.
Acts 21 v 18 – 33
On the following day Paul went in with us to James, and all the elders were present. When he had greeted them, he told in detail those things which God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord. And they said to him, “You see, brother, how many myriads of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law; but they have been informed about you that you teach all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs. What then? The assembly must certainly meet, for they will hear that you have come. Therefore, do what we tell you: We have four men who have taken a vow. Take them and be purified with them and pay their expenses so that they may shave their heads, and that all may know that those things of which they were informed concerning you are nothing, but that you yourself also walk orderly and keep the law. But concerning the Gentiles who believe, we have written and decided that they should observe no such thing, except that they should keep themselves from things offered to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality.
Arrested in the Temple
Then Paul took the men, and the next day, having been purified with them entered the Temple to announce the expiration of the days of purification, at which time an offering should be made for each one of them. Now when the seven days were almost ended the Jews from Asia, seeing him in the temple, stirred up the whole crowd and laid hands on him, crying out, “Men of Israel, help! This is the man who teaches all men everywhere against the people, the law, and this place; and furthermore, he also brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place.”
(For they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian with him in the city, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)
And all the city was disturbed; and the people ran together, seized Paul, and dragged him out of the temple; and immediately the doors were shut. Now as they were seeking to kill him, news came to the commander of the garrison that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
He immediately took soldiers and centurions and ran down to them. And when they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul. Then the commander came near and took him and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and he asked who he was and what he had done.
So, obviously this principle of Head Covering is nothing to do with the Law or legalism, as some would say. James and the elders were trying to also keep to the Jewish traditions as well as their newfound faith. That is still the same today when a messianic Jew still covers his head (skull cap). He is Dishonouring Christ.
Now to the ladies. Just because we live in the 21st century does not mean God’s Governmental rule has changed.
There are 2 systems working: 1) System of Grace – 2) System of Government. Most only understand the system of Grace.
God’s Grace cannot override His Government.
In the Lord’s Prayer we say ‘Thy Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven’ – That is His Government rule.
E.g. King David sinned; afterwards he received forgiveness – that is Grace. The Lord told him that the sword would never leave his house, he would lose his wives and the child would die – that is Government.
God’s Grace can never override His Government.
The practice of Head Covering is to do with God’s Government. Are the churches under God or not? Either God is the head or man is.
For this reason, the woman should have a symbol of authority (Power KJV) on her head because of the angels.
Authority or power over the angels. The woman does not need authority over the many angels who love her but certainly she does need it over the fallen angels (the principalities and powers).
Ladies, you are not protected when you are doing spiritual warfare. You need a protection as stated in
Isaiah 4 v 5 – 6 KJV
And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
The god Baal was known as the god of the storm and the rain.
Upon all the glory (a woman’s hair) shall be a defence. A lady needs God’s protection.
The Bible states that if a woman does not cover her hair, then she should have her hair cut off (shave her head). It is God’s glory that needs to be in prominence; God does not want to see a woman’s glory.
When a lady prays with her hair covered, she is making a statement to the good angels that she understands and is willing to submit to God’s governmental rule. Not like Eve who disobeyed and acted independently, resulting in both her and Adam being thrown out of the garden.
Also, a lady is making a statement to the powers of darkness that she has authority over them. Satan is watching!
Satan originally was the covering angel covering the Glory of God as stated in Ezekiel ch.28 v 14 & 16 so he knows the importance of it. His job now is to get the church out of cover, and he is doing a good job – hopefully not after you understand this teaching.
Have you ever wondered why in Islam they are so adamant on head covering that they are even willing to kill to continue to practise it? In fact, they have taken such a beautiful principle and made it so abhorrent as to make the Christians so adverse to it. Before the end of the Second World War, when prayers of the nation were vital for our survival, a lady would never enter into prayer without having a cover on her head. Today so-called Christians are quite willing to argue about doing what the Word says that I have had to try to defend God’s Word against all opposition.
Below are some of the objections to the principle of Head Covering:
1) I do not need to do it – God sees my heart.
Answer – If your heart is right then why not obey His Word?
2) This was only for the Corinthian Church as they had immorality in there. (this idea came from Adam Clarke 1762-1832 who was a British Methodist Theologian taught that prostitutes covered their heads.)
Answer – What is so different with the modern-day Church?
3) My hair is my covering.
Answer – If hair is covering, then what about men? In 1 Corinthians 11 v 6 it states that men should not be covered. If so, then all men must have their head shaved.
4) My prayers get answered already.
Answer – I hope God answers your prayers as I know of a top surgeon who was healed of an incurable cancer, and he was healed in the Spiritualist Church.
5) It is old-fashioned.
Answer – So is Salvation, Baptism and Sin; so is the whole of the Bible.
6) It is only a Symbol.
Answer – Symbols are very powerful. Baptism is a symbol; the water is not special but Scripture states, if you are buried with Him in baptism you shall be raised with Him. Communion is only a symbol; people eat and drink bread and wine every day. But Scripture states, because you have eaten it in an unworthy manner many are sick and many sleep (died). So, this is a very powerful scripture which the churches have chosen to ignore for whatever reason. Usually because the congregation are rebellious and just will not submit to God’s Rule.
I can only pray that this will be a major principle for all the churches throughout this nation to adhere to. If we could all meet in unity under God’s Governmental Rule, maybe, at last, we might see the salvation of the UK before it is too late. Though all must obey otherwise if only 90% obey then the prayer meeting is divided and have stepped back into rebellion.
I know that certain churches would wholeheartedly agree with me in this teaching, yet they do not accept the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Whenever a nationwide prayer-call is made to pray for this Nation, the leaders quote the following scripture, but they never tell the people how to fulfil it.
2 Chronicles 7 v 14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
The church of Jesus Christ needs to get serious about God if we want to be in the right place in these last days.
Pastor David W. Measures
Yesterday Today & Forever Church
Pre -Tribulation teaching endeavours to teach people that before the Rule of the Anti-Christ
The Lord will take the believers to be with himself what is known as the rapture as stated in:
1 Thessalonians Ch 4:13-18
The Comfort of Christ’s Coming
13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus, we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
So, we are told when this will take place, the scriptures states at the sound of the trumpet and the Lord will shout with the voice of the archangel. Though we are not told here which trumpet as there are seven trumpets in the Book of Revelation.
Another reference to the Rapture of the believers is in
1 Corinthians Ch 15: 50-53
Our Final Victory
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit in-corruption. 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on in-corruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Here we see that it is the last trumpet that the believers will be taken. We see in the next few verses that there will be great tribulation that the world has never seen before.
Matthew Ch 24 :21-25
21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs’ and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.
Jesus has told us beforehand so it should not surprise us when it takes place.
But is this the great tribulation of seven years that many are expecting to happen before the church is raptured as in Pre-tribulation or is it as in Mid-tribulation theories which would be in the middle of the tribulation and that would be after three and a half years as many think and are taught.
Though if we accept and believe the scriptures as stated above in 1 Corinthians Ch 15 we see the rapture comes at the last trumpet just before the wrath of God as stated below. I believe the great tribulation is satan’s tribulation, it is a time when satan is trying everything to destroy the church with every deceptive method at his disposal. After that comes God’s wrath which the church has not been appointed to.
The Day of the Lord
5 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labour pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
Again, we have another reference to the rapture of the church
2 Thessalonians Ch 2:1-12
The Great Apostasy
2 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
So, in this scripture we see 2 people or 2 beings.
The first one sits in the temple of God as though he is God. Many people have accepted the teaching that this is a man who will be called the Anti-Christ and will sit in a newly build temple in Jerusalem. But what if that is not true, some are so taken up with this teaching that their eyes are closed to what I believe is the truth. For this to take place then there must be either a world war with Islam who have their ‘Dome of the Rock’ in Jerusalem in the place of the proposed new Temple. Or there must be a genuine peace between both parties Islam & Judaism. But even if they do build it, it can never be God’s temple as God will never be in there.
If God will dwell in the Temple made in Jerusalem, then he will not be in you as a believer:
Some even teach that the Jews will be saved after the Church has gone another deception.
Jesus stated in
John Ch 2 :19-22
19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
20 Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?”
21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body. 22 Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.
Paul also wrote the book ok Corinthians as well as the book of the Thessalonians and he would not be contradicting himself.
1 Corinthians Ch 6 :19
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
Revelation Ch 21: 22
The Glory of the New Jerusalem
22 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
Acts Ch 7:48– Stephen’s address
48 “However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says:
Acts Ch 17:24—Paul’s address
24 God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.
On the other hand, what if this the Anti-Christ Spirit sitting in the Temple of God
Deceiving the believers that they have the Holy Spirit but do not having another spirit.
2 Corinthians Ch 11
11 Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly—and indeed you do bear with me. 2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!
Living in the Temple of God making out that he is God.
False revivals—false teachers—false apostles
All of which are rife in the present day, so-called Church of the Lord Jesus.
I have personally cast out many of these devils, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The other being as stated about is the Holy Spirit who is restraining but one day will be taken back to glory in the rapture taking all those with him who have his Holy Spirit.
After that comes the ‘Wrath of God’ upon all who have refused the Saviour.
Let us hope and pray that this will not be you or me!
No doubt everyone is aware of the so-called revival in Florida led by Todd Bentley from Canada. He has stepped down from the ministry at this present time.
But let us not lose track that this man has brought into the body of Christ many demonic powers and his ‘anointing’ is still being passed on to the gullible people who attend his on-going revival meetings throughout the world. Recently a demon of the false revival was cast out of a lady in Sheffield England. After hearing the truth she wanted to be delivered from all the people who had imparted demons into her from the deception. If the impartations were from God and of the Holy Spirit; they could not have be cast out as the devil cannot cast out God. The lady was wonderfully set Free.
Todd is obviously in contact with the spiritual realm but ‘not of God’. Jesus said “a good tree cannot produce bad fruit”. There are many unsuspecting people who thought they were receiving a blessing but instead have received a curse. Still the impartation is going on in the Body of Christ; people are not checking it out with scripture, thinking that because something happens in a ‘church situation’ then it must be from the Lord.
The Bible states that in the last days many will be deceived Matthew Ch 24. Jesus even said ‘”see I have told you beforehand”
If the Lord told us beforehand why are people not surprised when it happens?
Also in 2 Corinthians Ch 11 the Bible states that many will receive another Jesus and another spirit.
Deception is the major enemy of the church as it will get people to trust in another Jesus and another spirit. My concern is that when the rapture of the church takes place they who have the wrong Jesus will be left behind and will have to go through the tribulation and receive the mark of the Beast as stated in the book of Revelation. The Bible warns us about this in the gospel of Luke Ch 17 & Matthew Ch 24 & CH 25
Two will be in a bed one will be taken the other left behind. Two will be in a field one will be taken the other left behind. Two will be grinding in a mill one will be taken the other one will be left behind.
The parable of the ten virgins; five had enough oil five did not.
Please note these were all Christians as they were all virgins. The Bible states that the Lord seals all His children with the Holy Spirit as a guarantee when they give their lives to Him. Yet some are not satisfied with what God has to offer and are doing anything and believing anything, thinking they can get more of God. What has been happening and is ongoing is that many are disregarding the Word of God as written in Deuteronomy Ch 30 v 13 “Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘who will go over the sea (Florida/Toronto, etc) and bring it to us that we may hear it and do it. This is what is happening and then all are told to take it back to their respective churches, and is in direct Rebellion to God’s Word. Yet the scriptures tell us that ‘HE must increase and we must decrease’.
It is not surprising that many have fallen for this demonic move, as Satan opened people up his realm a few years ago with a phenomenon coming from Toronto, Canada which was blatantly called a ‘move of God’.
The Lord Jesus was using the writer to cast out the spirits that tried to enter the church at that time. The dangerous thing is that many of the demons are still in the Body of Christ today. So people are open spiritually to this latest phenomenon.
It was one year ago that my latest book ‘Agents of the Enemy’ was written, which explains about the origin of demons. But at that time I did not realise that is was a prophetic book as well. Here is a passage out of the third chapter.
The disciples asked Him what will it be like in the end of the age and how will they know by the signs of the times.
Mark Ch 13 v 5 states:
And Jesus, answering them, began to say: “Take heed that no one deceives you.”
We have established the fact that deception is the major enemy for the Church of Jesus Christ. People feel that if something spiritual happens in a church situation then it must be from God, whether it lines up with scripture or not. Brothers and Sisters, we need to be able to distinguish between that which is of God and that which is not.
In the 1990s Satan attempted to deceive the Church with a movement affecting many people, in what was blatantly called ‘a move of God,’ in Toronto, Canada. Many were coerced into running here and there, chasing something, anything that would appear to come from God. People were barking like dogs, making chicken noises, growling like lions and having fits of uncontrollable laughter, all reported to be the Lord’s blessing. This was a time when there was a great need for the deliverance ministry. I personally have been used by the Lord to minister deliverance to many people who had been involved in this phenomenon.
At this time of writing this phase seems to have died out. Yet, it is most alarming to think that many of those deceiving spirits which were invading the Church during that period are still about and still reside within members of the Body of Christ. Let us be extremely watchful in the future in case some other phenomenon may arise in an attempt to deceive us into believing that it is from the Holy Spirit, who would appear to be doing a ‘new thing.’ Many Christian leaders are looking and expecting the Lord. Lord to do a new thing, consequently they are apt to accept anything if it is done in a context of a church situation. More especially as we read the Word of God concerning the near return of our Lord.
This is not a new thing, right at the being of the church age Satan wished to enter the Church of Jesus Christ in the Acts of the Apostles in Ch 16 v 16
A slave girl was doing a good job in proclaiming the way to God, after a time the apostle Paul cast out the spirit of divination (witchcraft) out of her. This girl was a believer with a wrong spirit, because it states that her owners very angry because her witchcraft powers had left her. If she was an unbeliever the Bible states that the demon would return to her bringing another seven with it. If that was the case then the slave girl’s owners would have been rejoicing.
Satan has not changed even though we are in the twenty first century, his major weapon is deception
The book of Revelation Ch 2 v 18-26 states
That the church of Thyatira was under God’s judgment because it tolerated the woman Jezebel; it was the spirit of Jezebel that was allowed into the church. Jezebel was a queen that was around in the Old Testament (people die but spirits do not). She established idolatry / witchcraft etc. Necromancy/spiritualism i.e. calling up spirits of the dead /false religions/ sexual immorality/divorce/perversion/ pride and deception are some of her fruits.
Todd Bentley’s own testimony states that he was a child abuser (perversion) before he was a Christian. The worst sinner can receive forgiveness when he or she comes to the Lord, although one wonders if he has been delivered from the demonic power that was behind his sin. Now we see he is contemplating divorce.
We can see how the spirit of deception is leading him as he has had his tattoos since he started his ministry. The practice of having tattoos and body piercings which he has over his body was a practice of the ungodly nations enabling them to have contact with the dead. Leviticus Ch 19 v 28
Judges Ch 8 v 24 states that the practice of men wearing gold earrings was the practice of the Ishmaelite nation. This is an Anti-Christ spirit.
All this is in direct rebellion to God’s Word. Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. 1 Samuel Ch 15 v 23
It seems that many believers which the Lord Jesus has died for and shed his blood for have been deceived and have gone into witchcraft.
These are perilous times for the church, people have said that all those that are into this phenomenon are all sincere, but so are the Islamic suicide killers, so are the Mormons, so are the Jehovah Witnesses so are the Buddhists.
Sincerity does not assume that it is from the Lord, I believe God will not change HIS Word for any man living.
The great deception will carry on if Pastors and Leaders think that just because Todd Bentley has gone off the scene that all is ok now. The damage has already been done, impartations are being done to pass ‘it on’.
Beware—Repent – Renounce all involvement—seek deliverance from the spirits that have entered you through the impartation either directly or indirectly from other believers that –‘Have it”
The Bible clearly states that looking and seeking after signs is the sign of an evil generation. Matthew 12v 39
Surely the Lord is speaking about our generation today.
Here is some background information to Todd Bentley, his mentors and his ministry. Taken from
Canadian born Todd Bentley doesn’t look like a minister as some would expect. The 32-year-old openly sports body piercing and tattoos on his arms and neck, which has caused many to question his purpose and motivations.
On April 2, 2008, Bentley was invited by Stephen Strader, pastor of Ignited Church, Lakeland, Florida, to lead a one-week revival. The revival quickly became a religious and media phenomenon, attracting up to 10,000 attendees nightly. It continued after the first week. In addition to showcasing Bentley’s evangelism, the revival features colourful light shows and power-chord Christian rock music.
The Ignited Church quickly hired A New York public relations firm to send out press releases claiming “documented healings.” Information and web casts were made available via their website and the revival is streamed live via stream – which received over 1 million hits in the first five weeks of transmissions. After the initial weeks, GOD TV, a religious satellite channel, decided to pre-empt its primetime programming and broadcast the Lakeland meetings nightly.
Stepping back to 1998, the Fresh Fire Ministry Group asked Bentley to give his testimony at one of their weekly meetings. Soon after, Bentley took over the leadership of the group, which became more of a revival movement. He works with and/or otherwise promotes Patricia King of Extreme Prophetic, and he is also very close to aberrant Kansas City prophet Bob Jones, supports Rick Joyner, as well as such churches as the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship. Todd Bentley’s neo-Pentecostalism is Latter Rain influenced and Bentley now claims to have William Branham’s ministry angels helping him.
To understanding Todd Bentley’s origin of power, one must understand the genealogy from which it sprang. William Branham was born in Berksville, Kentucky, in dire poverty. At the age of 5, he heard “A Voice” who directed him to abstain from coffee, smoking and alcohol. This disembodied Voice was later given credit for his unusual healing powers by William himself. William Branham was fascinated with the Zodiac and Egyptian occultism as his mentor was occultist Franklin Hall. Branham’s obsession with the occult is evident even in his death: his grave is marked by a Masonic occult pyramid on top of his grave.
He taught his “Serpent Seed” doctrines in the 1950’s, of how Eve had intercourse with the Serpent, and all the seed from Cain are predestined for hell. He even called the handsome serpent the missing link between man and monkey. Branham later declared himself the angel of Rev. 3:13 and 10:7 and prophesied that in 1977, all denominations would be consumed by the Roman Catholics, the rapture would take place and the world would end. Before his death in 1965, his occult healing spirit was transferred to hundreds by the laying on of hands. These people include almost all the major names who operated as “healing” evangelists during that time, and who are still at work today. They took Branham’s mantle through the period known as the Latter Rain, endued by the power of his demonic occult entity. William lived his life in fear and acted under a compulsive-type behaviour associated with his life-long demonic oppression.
William Branham is an important figure in modern day charismatic, Pentecostal, and emerging church circles. The reason is that not just his latter rain theology, but also his “spirit”, and (allegedly) his ministering “angels” have been passed onto a new generation of prophets. A “badge” of elitism and favour in the new prophetic movement are those who can boast of having met or seen Branham’s angel. Testimonies to these angelic encounters are included on Todd Bentley’s website. Paul Cain, closely linked with William Branham, as well as claiming he works directly with Branham’s angels in a similar manner to Branham. It is he who passed the power onto John Wimber and his Vineyard with the prophetic spirit which in turn infected the multi denominational wider church through the Toronto Blessing.
The beginnings of the prophetic movement go back many decades. In the 40’s there was a flurry of activity. Between 1947 and 1957, the so-called “Healing Revival” led by Oral Roberts, T.L. Osborn, A.A. Allen, Jack Coe, and Orval Jaggers enveloped America often with large tent campaigns. William Branham was the central figure in this era. But he also became a catalyst for the contemporary Pentecostal Movement we call the Latter-Rain. It appeared in Canada and was given the blessing of Branham who actually laid hands on the Canadian leaders of the Latter-Rain. The Latter-Rain had developed an entirely new end-time teaching of “salvation history.” The Latter Rain is where the so-called ‘Toronto Blessing’ began. The movement is characterized by a plethora of unorthodox teachings and questionable practices — encouraged and promoted by alleged ‘words,’ ‘prophecies’ and ‘visions’ from God, and accompanied by anything from outbreaks of uncontrollable laughter, people acting as if they were drunk, and claims of having received gold dust or other ’supernatural signs’ from God. Bentley’s teachings and practices place his ministry squarely among the controversial renewal and revival movements.
Paul Cain met the leadership of the Kansas City prophets in 1990 led by Mike Bickle. Bickle, Jones and others in Kansas City, received him as their “spiritual father” and he was recognized as the chief among all the prophets. At this point the Vineyard movement, led by the late John Wimber, stepped in and took Bickle’s church and the prophets into the Vineyard movement. Not long after this the Toronto Vineyard church introduced the world to the “Toronto Blessing” with all its strange phenomena. Bob Jones, a controversial Kansas City prophet, Jim Goll, Rick Joyner, and John Paul Jackson, now Vineyard prophets, endorsed the Toronto phenomenon. Later there was a cross-fertilization (their term) with similar movements linking others with this orbit, including C. Peter Wagner and his apostles and prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation, who include Cindy Jacobs, Dutch Sheets, Chuck Pierce, Ted Haggard, and others.
Michael Horton, who wrote “The Agony of Deceit,” which documents fraud among televangelists, said at an interview, “I have not yet encountered a ‘faith healer’ who failed to preach a different gospel than the one that we find clearly presented in the New Testament.” Many of the faithful are understandably grieved by this bold resurfacing of Apostolic/Third Wave/Latter Rain teaching, which is a mix of New Age teachings and altered Pentecostal methodologies.
Even those sympathetic to Pentecostal theology are apprehensive. Mark Balmer, pastor of the 8,000-person Calvary Church in nearby Melbourne, FL, received so many questions about Bentley that he finally spoke up. He said he believes “in all the gifts for today, including healing.” He also asserted: “We are not heresy hunters.” He nonetheless told his congregation “not to attend this counterfeit revival.” Lee Grady of Charisma magazine said “Charismatic and Pentecostal leaders are divided over its legitimacy.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon “Prince of Preachers”, a British Reformed Baptist preacher who died in 1892 said “Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather, it is the difference between right and almost right.”
As background information, Todd Bentley is relatively a new Christian with no formal training or experience in the exposition of scripture. Bentley openly acknowledges the rougher parts of his juvenile past, including his near-fatal drug overdoses, criminal burglaries, assault, physical abuse of his mother and several stints in prison. In 2001, an article in a secular, conservative political magazine called The Report, prompted a mother to reveal about his molesting her 7 year old boy when Todd was 14. Bentley admitted to The Report “I was involved in a sexual-assault ring.” Lieutenant Jeff Johnston, a Salvation Army pastor in Port Alberni, B.C said “It’s one thing to be forgiving, it’s another thing to be stupid,” Lieut. Johnston says. “If you, as a pastor, had someone in your church ministry who had been involved in these things and they ever re-offended, the fact that you knew and didn’t disclose it to parents, take every precaution, would be a huge liability issue.” Christians realize that a soul can be saved by grace from any sin, however he personally claims that he was demon possessed after having been born-again, which poses a problem considering his self-acclaimed position.
A visit to one of Bentley’s services suggests that he knows how to turn the big crowds into big money. ATM machines were set up alongside food booths, providing attendees with readily available cash for the offering plate and book purchases. At Todd’s revivals, he sells “anointed” handkerchiefs, and takes money from people so that he may pray over them. This is normal with the people on the Elijah list, who believe God condones taking money from people so that they can prophesy over them.
Todd wrote on the etpv.org website in 2003 “Now let me talk about an angelic experience with Emma. Twice Bob Jones asked me about this angel that was in Kansas City in 1980: “Todd, have you ever seen the angel by the name of Emma?” He asked me as if he expected that this angel was appearing to me. Surprised, I said, “Bob, who is Emma?” He told me that Emma was the angel that helped birth and start the whole prophetic movement in Kansas City in the 1980s. She was a mothering-type angel that helped nurture the prophetic as it broke out. Within a few weeks of Bob asking me about Emma, I was in a service in Beulah, North Dakota. In the middle of the service I was in conversation with Ivan and another person when in walks Emma. As I stared at the angel with open eyes, the Lord said, “Here’s Emma.” I’m not kidding. She floated a couple of inches off the floor. It was almost like Kathryn Khulman in those old videos when she wore a white dress and looked like she was gliding across the platform. Emma appeared beautiful and young-about 22 years old-but she was old at the same time. She seemed to carry the wisdom, virtue and grace of Proverbs 31 on her life.”
Without any exception that I have found, every questionable spiritual movement is marked by intervening Angels giving guidance, not necessarily God’s Word or the Holy Spirit of Truth. Muhammad, Joseph Smith, Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda, Jerry and Esther Hicks, Rhonda Byrne, Helen Schucman, JZ Knight… the list is long for those who are popular and have spirit guides from the fallen realm. Bob Jones and Todd Bentley and their spirit guide “Emma” are no different. Todd attributes his “miracles” according to his own testimony, is from an angel that he says is called “Emma”. It should be interesting to note, in the book of angels, Emma (Imma Ila’ah, feminine, in the Kabbalah) means “Embrace Everything.” Also closely related, another name used is “Emma-O“, which in Japanese mythology means “King of Hell” or Satan.
Todd’s progressive “body suit,” which is a term for a complete body tattoo, is covered with Japanese symbols, occultism and Christian depictions. Shown in this photo is the warrior Apollo, who in mythology and alchemy, his spiritual and symbolic significance is identical with that of the sun. The spreading golden hairs which crown the god’s head have the same meaning as the bow and arrow (sun rays). The Greek name for Apollo is Apollon, which means ‘from the depths of the lion”. Apollon was the great Olympian god of prophecy, oracles, healing, and the aversion of plague and general harm. He is also called Apollyon in scripture, or Hebrew “Abaddon” (Rev. 9:11) also identified as the king of the demonic “locusts” described in Rev. 9:3-10. The locust was a delivery method of this god, who poisoned his victims. Why would Todd choose to embellish a fierce god of destruction on his body?
One of the tattoos that have puzzled people are the three large Japanese Kanji symbols on his left arm. Eternal Path turned to expert Takanori Tomita, a native speaker of Japanese and fluent in English, who translates Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana Symbols. Kanji are ideographic characters. Each Kanji character represents an entire object, idea, or meaning in a visual character(s). Many Kanji characters are similar to each other, and some can have different meanings depending on context. The first letter on Todd’s arm means DAI=Big or Great, the middle one EI=Protect or Defend, the last one OU=King or Monarch. In Japanese, DAIOU is often added to provide honour to the subject of mention. In proper order, it would seem to read “Protect Great King,” however not only is the order wrong, but the character in the middle is incorrectly rendered. Furthermore, even if the middle character is used at the top, there’s no such word combination like “Protect the Great King”. It doesn’t make any sense in Japanese even if the order of the characters is corrected and the middle character is properly written. It is not unusual for Western tattoo translations to be in error. The middle symbol does not represent the Chinese character “David” in this context, as is widely speculated.
Alex Mizuno, another individual versed in Japanese tradition and writing styles, who produces Japanese documentaries, revealed that there is a Japanese word “Emma Daioh” which means “Emma, the Great King”, which is used very commonly in his culture. This God is sometimes simply called “Emma-sama (sama is added for respect)” or “Emma.” Buddhists recognize Emma-sama as Yama, who rules the spirits of the dead in Naraku (hell). He said Todd’s erred tattoo was in favour of the latter translation. The tongues of flame accenting the Kanji symbols also support his position depicting the god of Naraku.
After Todd’s alleged conversion, he had tattooed under his arm a depiction of Jesus’ crucified upside-down face with a subliminal monkey in the beard. Above the tip of the head, is a tattoo of what is said to be Oni, a “Buddhist guardian devil” of Hell. An argument is lifted up against Todd’s ongoing tattoo additions. Under the old law, it was written:”You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.” Leviticus 19:28. Even though Christian’s are not under the law to fulfil righteousness, as they are saved by grace, they are to uphold it (Romans 3:31). The question has been asked, why does Todd continue to add graffiti to his body in opposition to the Biblical standard?
The leaders of this revival in question have fruits that should be examined. For example, Bob Jones “was removed from the Vineyard Anaheim because of sexual improprieties, which consisted of encouraging women to undress in his office so they could stand ‘naked before the Lord’ in order to receive a ‘word.’” I am sure as a man; he was moved by pure motivations. Todd “Bam” Bentley runs and kicks people in the stomach with metastatic stage IV colon cancer while ignoring children lined up in wheelchairs, who hope in vain that the revival is real and they might get healed. Instead people leave in a hypnotic state from the charismatic frenzy. Similar events are plaguing Asia, thanks to the West’s influence.
Some attendees speak of new oppressions and those who purported to be healed from a malignant condition die shortly thereafter anyway. It has been questioned by some critics of Todd’s ministry, all Biblical divine healings lasted for the rest of the person’s natural life, why doesn’t his? Todd and those serving with him claim documentation to support numerous healings, 50,000 in 90 days, however when pressed by Geraldo Rivera on Fox News and ABC Nightline , nothing has been provided to date, despite Todd’s promise to reveal proof.
In Jesus’ time, healings were not debated over as if they were legitimate. It was undeniable and plainly evident to all, sceptics and believers alike. In Matthew 11:5, Jesus was recording as responding to John the Baptists question “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?” Christ responded, “The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.” No regenerative miracles are evident at Todd’s revival, despite his claims; however some non-regenerative type healings are reported.
Author’s Note: We would have added ministry videos to this article, but the Spirit was clear about not doing so. I have also read in other places, people receiving the same word. Even though video is not live, the essence of the hypnotic and ethereal power is relayed in these videos. I do not encourage anyone to seek these out to investigate less the news reports.
How does one explain minor healings if there is in fact a question regarding the authenticity of Todd’s manifestations? We are warned explicitly in Scripture that the devil transforms himself into an angel of light”, and that in the last days will come ‘Lying signs and wonders’ that will “deceive if possible the very elect.” Paranormal healing has been in existence in the world since the creation, performed by shaman and faith healers. It is the oldest healing art. But the problem with this type of healing is that it is a lying wonder and opens the door to demonic influence, demonization, even possession. A lying wonder is not necessarily a false wonder or false miracle, but it is, more importantly, a miracle claimed to be from God but whose source is really from the realm of darkness. This type of healing leads the person into bondage to the enemy, symptoms that some recipients have reporting under Todd’s revival.
Rev. Jeff White, a pastor at a local Missionary church in Lakeland, heard so much talk about Todd Bentley and the revival tent that he wanted to see it for himself. He struggled with what he saw. “I’ve had to fight scepticism and cynicism because I truly believe that God heals. I really believe his powers are real and it is for today,” White said. “I can’t say that my spirit enters in and joins in with some of the things we’ve seen here tonight.”
Attaining a trance-like state as many do at these revivals, doesn’t immediately reveal anything about the origin of the manifestation. Every spiritual manifestation can have one of three different origins (divine, demonic or human). The discerning of spirits is necessary to identify the origin. Because the same manifestation, like falling down and shaking violently or tongues for example, can be caused either by God’s Spirit, by a demonic influence or merely by the person’s own propagations. Trances, prophetic ecstasy and manifestations are expounded from both the Old and New Testament. Interesting occurrences of ecstasy can be found in the biblical stories of Adam, Abraham, David and Saul, Daniel, Peter, and Paul.
Undisputedly, there have been revivals in Europe and other parts of the world since the Early Church. A very long time before John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, Smith Wigglesworth or the Pentecostal awakening, Europe has experienced the gifts of the Holy Spirit, healing, deliverance, manifestations of the Holy Spirit. The gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit have been present non-stop since the Apostles. Church history clearly reveals this fact. However, a believer must be wise as a serpent, but gentle as a dove regarding the testimony of the leaders of such movements, comparing their words and actions to the Word of God. We are to test all things and hold fast to what is good.
Much of what is touted as Spiritual anointing by the charismatics is merely the awakening of the Kundalini by means of ancient occult methods. Kundalini is a well known occult practice, deriving its origin from India. It involves bodily manifestations as a consequence to the ‘Awakening of the Kundalini.’ This is not a mystical fabrication or belief system, but a practice that is strongly promoted by the New Age Movement. The Kundalini awakening does contain the most unbelievable expanded states of reality, enlightenment, and absolute ecstasy and it is extremely contagious. However, like crack stimulates dopamine, a Kundalini awakening opens wide a person’s spiritual core, removing safeguards placed by the Creator. The end results can traumatize one’s spiritual fabric, leaving a soul scarred for life.
At the beginning of the Florida Outpouring, Todd claimed that God had requested that he lay hands on everyone present for ten nights of special transfer or impartation. This power in the occult is called the shaktipat. “Shakti” means power or energy, and “pat” means transfer. Kundalini awakening or (shaktipat) is the infusion of energy from the spiritual master to the seeker, bringing about the awakening of the seeker’s own inherent spiritual power, called “Kundalini.” Todd described this transferable “anointing” as the most contagious he had ever experienced. He said “I used to feel the anointing in my hand; now I feel it in my spine.” It is true that the occult Kundalini awakening does indeed start in the lower spine.
The meetings which mystic Hindu gurus hold are called ‘Darshan’. At these meetings devotees go forward to receive spiritual experience from a touch by the open palm of the hand, often to the forehead, by the guru in what is known as the Shakti Pat or divine touch. In a group setting, the transfer of this power will spread like fire to all in attendance who are mentally open and receive the touch which results in all manner of physical manifestations. Involuntary bodily movements; jerking, tremors, shaking; spontaneous vocalizations; burning sensation; sounds in the head; confusion and stupor; gyrating and pulsating; or when slain, unable to move. These manifestations are called ‘Kriyas’ by the Hindus. Often devotees move on to higher states of spiritual consciousness and become inert physically and appear to slip into unconscious stupor. This state is called ‘Samadhi’ and it leads to a deeper spiritual experience. The Buddhist suttas mention that samadhi practitioners may develop supernormal powers that can lead to very uncomfortable occult manifestations.
The late John Murray, Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, who died in 1975, said “the difference between truth and error is not a chasm but a razor’s edge.”
There will be many false workers, or many “Who are called by His name”, but very few will be genuinely authentic, this is just the facts (Matthew 7:22). The anointed servants are those who work without seeking recognition or fanfare as Christ and the Apostles humbly served. The Holy Spirit filled doesn’t seek fame, recognition, money and may never be known, such is the humble and contrite of heart. Those of the Pharisee spirit, egocentric and endued by principalities and powers, seek an exuberant audience, accolades, affirmation, financial gain and make a spectacle of the precious gifts of God like a side show circus. Those given to the extreme charismatic (emotional or fleshly) bent are susceptible prey to these types of leaders, whereas such is the power of hypnotic manipulation through the drone of their voice.
Let us stop for a moment and ponder, least we forget, “God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints.” 1 Corinthians.Ch 14:33. The Lord told Elijah to stand on the mountain “Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face…” 1 Kings Ch19:11-13. God’s spirit does not reside in chaos or the dramatic shaking of the physical, His Spirit dwells in the quiet, gentle, calm, and peaceful.
A. W. Tozer sums it up perfectly in his normal etiquette and precision: “Many tender-minded Christians fear to sin against love by daring to inquire into anything that comes wearing the cloak of Christianity and breathing the name of Jesus. They dare not examine the credentials of the latest prophet to hit their town lest they be guilty of rejecting something which may be of God. They timidly remember how the Pharisees refused to accept Christ when He came, and they do not want to be caught in the same snare, so they either reserve judgment or shut their eyes and accept everything without question. This is supposed to indicate a high degree of spirituality. But in sober fact it indicates no such thing. It may indeed be evidence of the absence of the Holy Spirit. Gullibility is not synonymous with spirituality. Faith is not a mental habit leading its possessor to open his mouth and swallow everything that has about it the colour of the supernatural. Faith keeps its heart open to whatever is of God, and rejects everything that is not of God, however wonderful it may be. Try the spirits is a command of the Holy Spirit to the Church. We may sin as certainly by approving the spurious as by rejecting the genuine. And the current habit of refusing to take sides is not the way to avoid the question. To appraise things with a heart of love and then to act on the results is an obligation resting upon every Christian in the world. And the more as we see the day approaching.
Scripures for Reference
“Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.” Psalm 119 v 104
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4 v 1
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew Ch 7 v 15
“At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time.” Matthew Ch 24 v 23-25
“For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jude v 4
“But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons.” 1 Timothy Ch 4 v 1
“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” 2 Peter Ch 2 v 1-3
“I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.” Acts Ch 29-v 30
“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions. He has lost connection with the Head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.” Colossians Ch 2 v 8, 18-19
REPLIES to “KUNDALINI WARNING”
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I went to Lakeland 3 times. I was so drawn to go there. I really thought it was of God… I had so many supernatural experiences – to seeing a mystical Jesus with a third eye, angels talking to me, visions, being transported. I had one experience with my daughter
being in the room and her experiencing it too. I was roaring like a lion, had gold dust and many other experiences. The worst thing that happened to me is that it got sexual. This false Jesus was approaching me sexually and I fell into it. I still to this day do
not understand how I could have been so decieved. I have been a Christian since the age of 16. I am 49 now… I fell right in… hook,
line and sinker. When I came home that last viist I became aware it was demonic, and I was surrounded and covered with demons
literally, it was so horrible, all that I went through, you cannotimagine… I was seeing demons and being touched sexually and tormentingly constantly.. it has been 1 1/2 years and I am still battling these demonic spirits. I cry out to the Lord everyday for
total deliverance. It has been horrible. I have renounced and repented, but still fighting. How do we get free of this?
I can testify that I was infested with this foul eastern spirit, the kundalini. I was in a movement from 1992 – 2000 which had close links with the Toronto movement. From 2000 – 2006 I joined a church with links to Bill Johnson. I was desperate for God to move in my life and change situations and heal hurts and was very open to ministry – I had many in this movement touch my forehead and experienced the manifestations you describe – drunkenness, laughing and crying, shaking. I got dreams and visions and just before I left the structure (church) I had a vivid dream of a huge python that came through the back door and attached itself to my car, and also to rooms in my home. I was very disturbed and sought the Lord for an answer.
It took about 6 months before I was delivered, but God brought a couple over my path who God had trained and had victory over spiritual entities. Every time I was in their presence, I would get very anxious, and they would calmly pray for me and I could feel darkness leaving and my sanity restored. It was only after 6 months of these episodes, I was again in their presence and sensed a fight ensue in the Spirit. I was very anxious and fearful and could feel a huge snake in my spine – I was rigid and very uncomfortable – It felt as if this thing wanted to throttle me and rob me of my life. I called out to God and they quietly prayed – then I asked the Lady to pull this serpent out of my head – it felt as if it could exit near the top of my crown. She continued to pray and I got the word “kundalini ” in my spirit and just commanded this thing by its name to go in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. I pled the blood as it was very frightening, and it left. I felt like a washed out rag, but I was free!
That was the last lime I had deliverance and my spiritual eyes have since opened and God has done a mighty work in me outside of the structure… Afterwards they were amazed and asked me what strange term I had used and where it came from – I had no idea except that it was God who gave me knowledge in that situation. Thank you for the info that has made everything clear to me!I Now have confirmation from where I was infected! May many of your readers heed the call of God to “come out and sever yourselves”
from Babylon and its lies and deception and foul spirits, while there is time…
David Wilkerson also mentioned the kundalini spirit, and I researched it in late October, after having attended the Fredericks-burg (Virginia) Prayer Furnace at which Che Ahn ministered. There, I saw many of the manifestations you mention: hopping and jumping during “worship”, falling backward at Che Ahn’s touch, extreme jerkiness in several cases. Very uncomfortable with this, I came home and watched (my first time ever) videos of Todd Bentley. Needless to say, I was appalled…
I’m just about in tears over all of this…
May and I watched the very first nights of the recent “outpouring of the Holy Spirit” on the IHOP webstream and boy, did that turn sour fast. Aside from the singing on the first night, everything was just messed up. AHH! It’s breaking my heart! How many people
do we know and love in KC?!
I’ve watched my beloved siblings laugh uncontrollably, jerk as though sick, stumble and speak as though drunk, and “sing in tongues” in complete chaos and without interpretation. I’ve raised the issue among friends of being “drunk in the Spirit” and even though I prove over and over that God is for self-control, which they agree with, they continue to act like drunken fools! (See Titus 1:8 and 2:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:6-7 which compared in the NKJV and NIV relates self-control with being sober, pointing to the fact that the Holy Spirit is not one who takes delight in being drunk at all, but in being sober-minded – fruit of the Spirit, what? Drunkenness
is the complete opposite of being filled with the Holy Spirit! For sober-mindedness is a filling of Him!; 1 Peter 1:13, 4:7, and 5:8 …
A very dear friend of mine who has been my prayer partner for years were lured into the enemy’s web of deception about many of the ministries and manifestations that you spoke about. After reading and listening to your web broadcasts we had a powerful prayer session repenting, renouncing, and commanding any spirit that we had picked up from these false prophets/doctrines of demons, etc. to go from us in Jesus’ name. We broke all kinds of things off of us. Most of it was deep repentance and renouncing – thank you for exposing the enemy and his tactics and all the deception that the church body has fallen deeply into…
ANDREW STROM writes
Yes – if you have had “hands laid” or done “soaking prayer” under any of these kinds of ministries, it is very important to RENOUNCE (from the very depths of your being in Jesus’ name) and also COMMAND OUT these ‘kundalini’ spirits or any other “anointing” that you have received. Remember, you must VIOLENTLY EXPEL these things in the name of JESUS.
Be FREE in His mighty name!
I truly wonder what God is going to do to those ministries who have been spreading this alien spirit right through the Body of Christ. Truly, Judgment must begin “at the house of God.”
Blessings to all,