TOO MANY MINISTERS AREN’T QUALIFIED FOR MINISTRY

In 2002 in a lengthy season of prayer and fasting I saw a glass ceiling above me and everything I desired in ministry was on the other side—favor, anointing, power, significance, open doors, impact, etc. But while I was gazing at that glass ceiling God pointed me to the floor and began speaking to me about my foundations and character. He came to test me on a book I had just written called Soulish Leadership.

On the heels of several well known ministers who recently died, among them some who were overcome by sinful lifestyles and vices, this is a sober reminder. God anoints men. Men qualify themselves with character (1 Tim. 3). Men are enamored with anointing, gifts, charisma, and talents. God places the premium on character, and He will test you, especially if you are crying out to be like Him.

My father in the faith, the late Kenneth E. Hagin, ministered to 1000s of pastors and churches in his lifetime. He told us that very few of those pastors qualified for ministry. He even predicted how their children would turn out by how the parents were living. His predictions were 100% correct. Character should be the highest priority in life and ministry.

Don’t tell me about how great your gifts and anointing are when your marriage and children are out of order. Don’t tell me how you’re going to conquer the world but you can’t even conquer your lusts and addictions. Today it’s common for ministers to be caught in adultery or very unethical practices and continue on in ministry, and their pitifully poor followers continue to defend and worship them as gods and hold up their thou-shalt-not-judge card. Personally, I think the false concept of judgment is one of the deadliest in modern day Christendom. It is the reason for such a dirty and defiled version of Christian ministry. Paul knew judgment was in fact the key to keeping the church clean.

Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?  If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? (1 Cor. 6:2-4)

The least esteemed in the church to judge are those who say, thou shalt not judge.

This lack of righteous judgment should break our hearts and send us to our knees to pray for the sad state of much of the body of Christ. Why are we so driven by ungodly success and popularity? Why are we so mesmerized by celebrity style ministry, a stage, bright lights, and a microphone? Isn’t it because we don’t know Jesus very well at all. We have no private life with Him. We don’t know Him in the secret place.

By the inspiration of the Holy Spirit the apostle Paul outlined character qualities for those who aspire to leadership in the Church (1 Tim. 3:1-7). Ministers of the gospel and local pastors and elders need to familiarize themselves with these character qualities instead of being so driven by unscriptural success. Even deacons must possess certain character qualities to serve in the church, after first being tested and found blameless.

“But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless” (1 Tim. 3:10).

Blameless! That means there is not to be found anything in his character that could be used against him. Why have we lowered this standard in the Church today?

People say, “Well, nobody is perfect.”

“We’re all flawed and have shortcomings.”

“You can’t be legalistic.”

And of course the infamous, “don’t judge…God is the judge.”

Why then are these character qualities listed in the Word? Paul gives us the reason:

“I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Tim. 3:15). 

Paul wanted to deeply impress upon young Timothy that the Church is the great defender of the truth in the world, and that the truth which the Church is to maintain is of utmost importance. One commentary says this: “This relates to the incarnation of the Son of God, and to the work which he accomplished on earth (v. 16)–a work which excited the deepest interest in heaven, and the true doctrine respecting which it was of the utmost importance to keep up among people.”  This great truth is further elaborated on in the next chapter (1 Tim. 4), by showing that the time would come when, under the influence of Satan, these great doctrines would be denied, and the truth would be corrupted and perverted. We are living in that time.

These character qualities are so basic and foundational to Church leadership that it amazes me how far we’ve drifted from them in the Church today. I’m concerned about young ministers today who rise to publicity and popularity so quickly. Many of them are like shooting stars, here one day and gone the next. It’s better to be a shining star and just keep shining day after day through transformed character, not gifts and talents. Many are mistaking gifts and talents for God’s approval and qualifications for ministry. No, gifts and talents are the equipping for the calling. God equips us through His gifts and anointing, but we qualify ourselves through character. If we don’t prioritize character we will be candidates for deception.

During my aforementioned 2002 season of extended prayer one rhema word from Jesus changed my life. He said, “The reason I’ve not opened the doors that you thought should’ve been opened is because of My protection. The deception would’ve increased in you had I opened those doors, and you would’ve ceased to be a man after My own heart.” I wept like a baby when I heard Him say that, and His love overwhelmed me when I realized He was protecting me from myself.

Then He brought me to a place when I didn’t desire public ministry any more but only to know His heart and ways and to be obedient to His will. It was a miracle of great transformation because of the mystery of iniquity that is prevalent in man’s heart.

God is always ready to use us in great ways according to His calling on our lives, but often we are not ready and qualified by character. We will shoot ourselves and blow up His perfect plan and purpose for us. Listen to the wise words of Kathryn Kuhlman:

“I looked up and said audibly “Oh dear Jesus, why didn’t you allow all of this to happen to me when I was sixteen years of age? I never got tired in body, I could ride those buses all night and then preach all day. Why didn’t you let this all happen to me when I didn’t need sleep? Why did you wait so long wonderful Jesus? There wasn’t an audible voice, but He did speak to me and this is what He said.

“Kathryn, had I given it to you then, you would have blown the whole thing!!” I knew exactly what He meant.”

The Father knows best. Work on your character and let Him bring forth the fullness of His will in His own timing.

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BEWARE OF MODERN “APOSTOLIC ALIGNMENT” ERROR

This article is being published in honor of Rev. Mel Montgomery who recently departed to be with the Lord. Mel had a passion for reforming Charismatic doctrine and restoring the genuine flow of the Holy Spirit to the Church today. We shared this common passion and became spiritual friends as a result. I’ve taken the liberty to edit his article and make minor grammatical corrections. You can visit his website and familiarize yourself with old recordings of true ‘Word and Spirit’ pioneers of the faith that will enrich your life:  brothermel.org 

Some time ago Charisma News published an article in favor of “Apostolic Alignment”- the error that claims you need to come under an apostle to stay in alignment with heaven’s order. Here was my response:

Hmmm. . . “Apostolic alignment . . . keeps us out of error.” Well then, how did the error-saturated travesty known as the “Lakeland Revival” occur?

Ten of the greatest “apostles” and “prophets” of the New Apostolic Reformation and the New Prophetic Move flew down to Lakeland and “aligned” Todd Bentley. They whipped out their apostolic authority, praised Todd’s “purity” and “integrity”, and prophesied that the Lakeland “Revival” would increase and spread around the world, ushering in the return of Christ. Peter Wagner declared Todd Bentley to be properly “aligned.” Then two weeks later, the revival collapsed in sexual scandal, financial scandal, and revelations of an attempted cover up. Far from keeping Todd or anyone else out of error, the “apostles” and “prophets” were in partnership with Todd’s errors, some even going so far as to attempt to cover up his sin.

If I remember the account correctly, Charisma magazine sent someone down to investigate the revival and its claims of 17  people being raised from the dead, and countless healings and miracles. The investigator could not document even one single healing taking place, much less 17 people being raised from the dead (he did document that Todd Bentley kicked someone’s tooth out. However, we were never told if the man came forward to have his tooth healed). Todd and his staff became unresponsive to the investigator, specifically requesting that he not ask any more questions.

The investigator reported the facts to Charisma (and I commend Charisma for actually ascertaining the facts rather than falling for the falsehoods peddled by so many major Charismatic leaders). After reporting to Charisma, since the investigator had personal relationships with several of these so-called apostles and prophets, he contacted and met with some of them. He told them the facts he had uncovered of sexual misconduct, financial misconduct, false claims of miracles, and so on.

So . . . the apostles told him to expose it all, right? They put on sackcloth and ashes and wailed over the hoax that had deceived so many and brought disrepute to the gospel of Jesus Christ, right? LOL!. Nope. Instead, those he spoke with urged him to cover it all up and not expose any of it. Then within days, knowing what they knew, they flew down to Lakeland and proudly appeared with Todd on stage. They publicly praised Todd’s “integrity” and “purity,” gave him their apostolic “alignment” and then prophesied his continued success.

But, the jig was up. The investigator went ahead and exposed the lies and sin.

Hey, the track record for this whole “apostolic alignment” mess is not so good.  Corruption saturated groups of men in modern times who set themselves up as apostles and peddle such erroneous doctrines is nothing new. Pentecostal historian Keith Malcomson’s book, “Pentecostal Pioneers” documents the fact that there was a well developed apostolic network of churches that arose throughout Great Britain in the 1920’s, 1930’s, and 1940’s.

WIGGLESWORTH AND OTHER PIONEERS OF THE FAITH WOULD HAVE NONE OF IT

Members of Smith Wigglesworth’s Bowland Street mission began to agitate for Wigglesworth to bring his mission and ministry under this apostolic network. But Wigglesworth would have none of it. So some of his members split from his church and left, figuratively writing “Ichabod” over the door and declaring that God was finished with Smith Wigglesworth’s rebellion and refusal to come under “apostolic authority.” And Wigglesworth’s ministry collapsed, right? Hardly. He had some of his most productive years and anointed meetings after he refused to submit to so-called apostolic alignment.

What happened to the churches that aligned under the great apostolic mother church in Great Britain? The head “apostle” got off into deep error, and those churches that did not flee from “apostolic alignment” went into error too. Eventually the network collapsed, just like Lakeland. Rather than keeping anyone out of error, these two major apostolic alignment catastrophes actually partnered with, led into, or attempted to cover up, error and sin.

Smith Wigglesworth, Stanley Frodsham, Howard Carter, WFP Burton, David Du Plessis, Maria Woodworth-Etter, Aimee Semple McPherson, and many other early Pentecostals were well aware of this exaggeration of the apostolic ministry and not only did they not come under “apostolic alignment,” they absolutely refused to hold meetings for any church that was a part of it.

Since then, think of all of the major Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Charismatic ministers who never placed themselves under any so-called “apostle.” They never experienced “apostolic alignment.” How did their ministries turn out? Judge for yourself. A partial list would include: Kathryn Kuhlman, Oral Roberts, Kenneth Hagin, Lester Sumrall, T. L. Osborn, and even Billy Graham. Yes, Billy Graham. He sure went off into error and his ministry never amounted to anything without Apostolic Alignment!

Apostolic Alignment? No thank you. I’ll stick with Wigglesworth’s position on this error.

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KEY TO CLEANSING THE LATTER HOUSE: JUDGMENT AND THE FEAR OF THE LORD

I believe there is no other way the modern day Church will be cleansed from all its hypocrisy and impurities derived from the worship  of mammon, except through judgment that produces the fear of the Lord. It may come through hardship, death, or even a crisis of massive proportions such as a civil war to bring this about. The landscape of Christianity must be cleansed, so that the Church’s impact can be much more far reaching. Without widespread and deep repentance and awakening,  this may be the only solution and remedy to the current idolatrous condition of the church world. The power and glory of God may not be restored to the Church any other way. We are so far gone and numb to the true condition of the nation and the Church that this may be the only remedy to true restoration (see this recent article by my friend Michael L. Brown – How Can We Be So Numb?). A severe shaking may be our last line of hope.

Let’s take a close look at the first miracle of judgment in the early Church that cleansed it immediately of the sin and hypocrisy that was seeking entrance. This judgment kept it strong and pure and increased its power and impact.

“In hearing these words, Ananias fell down and died. And great fear came on all those who heard these things” (Acts 5:5).

“At once she (Sapphira) fell down at his feet and died. Upon entering, the young men found her dead and carried her out and buried her beside her husband. Great fear came on the entire church and on all those who heard these things. Many signs and wonders were performed among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Porch. No one else dared join them, but the people respected them. Believers were increasingly added to the Lord, crowds of both men and women” (Acts 5:10-14).

Can you see how this cleansing led to increased fear and power with many believers being added to the Lord?

We often forget these portions of Scripture and how this judgment produced the component of the fear of the Lord, which stopped this lie and other impurities from having access into the early Church, thus preserving its white hot purity and keeping it from being defiled. This miracle of judgment contributed to the glory, power, and growth of the early Church. Notice also the effect it had on the people:

“No one else dared join them (the disciples), but the people respected them” (Acts 5:13).

The Message Bible says it this way: “But even though people admired them a lot, outsiders were wary about joining them. On the other hand, those who put their trust in the Master were added right and left, men and women both.”

Could these incidents of judgment in the early Church be a type and shadow of what we may expect in the last days Church in both the coming judgment and glory:

Could it be that preachers who have peddled the word of God for gain have their ministries judged and some even be publicly humiliated and taken out of the way?

Could churches and ministries that have been built on compromise and the wisdom of man see a mass exodus as people begin to seek pure truth and authenticity as well as the reality of the Holy Spirit and the power of God?

Could we see organizations and companies who have used their power and wealth to persecute the righteous be shaken and some big CEO’s even die? Could we also see the same type of judgement on leaders of nations who persecute the glorious Church and do not give glory to God (think of king Herod; Acts 12:23)?

I believe we will see these kind judgments again but only as the glory increases and is restored to the true Church.

POLARIZATION: ONE EFFECT OF GOD’S JUDGMENTS AND THE FEAR OF THE LORD

The judgment that fell on Ananias and Sapphira caused sinners to be leery of joining themselves to the apostles and the church while at the same time gaining public respect and influence. This divided or polarized those who were not interested in genuine repentance and living whole-heartedly for the Lord from the multitudes that were being genuinely converted and being added to the church. Oh how we need this work done today in this era of postmodern and so called progressive Christianity! It would root out so much complacency, carnality, and compromise.

The dividing line was very distinct in the early Church. In a day when we are trying to include everyone into our sheepfolds by toning down on the demands of the gospel, there was a certain exclusivity that the judgments of God and the fear of the Lord produced in the Church’s earliest beginnings. People couldn’t enter in with sin in their lives. In many places today, it is difficult to tell the difference between the Christian and non-Christian, but not in the early Church. God wants to restore this polarization in the Church of today.

This is an excerpt from my newest book awaiting its release, THE CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE, RESTORING THE GLORY TO THE LATTER DAY CHURCH. 

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GREAT ENCOURAGEMENT AND WARNING FROM SMITH WIGGLESWORTH FOR THESE END OF DAYS

Here is the word that was given by Smith Wigglesworth to Lester Sumrall in 1939.

Smith Wigglesworth to Lester Sumrall in 1939 (WWII ready to break out):  With tears rolling down his face Smith cried saying,

“I probably won’t see you again now. My job is almost finished.” As he continued to pray he cried, “I see it, I see it!”
Brother Sumrall asked, “What do you see, what do you see?”

He said, “I see a healing revival coming right after World War II. It’ll be so easy to get people healed. I see it! I see it! I won’t be here for it, but you will be.” And there was a great healing revival right after the war.

He continued to prophesy, “I see another one, I see people of all different denominations being filled with the Holy Ghost.” That was the Charismatic renewal. God raised up movements and ministries during that era such as the Full Gospel businessmen.

Then Brother Wigglesworth prophesied again and said, “I see another move of God. I see auditoriums full of people, coming with notebooks. There will be a wave of teaching on faith and healing.” We did experience that wave he saw, and men called it the Word of Faith movement.

Then he prophesied farther into the future that we are in now, “After that, after the third wave,” he started sobbing. “I see the last day revival that’s going to usher in the precious fruit of the earth. It will be the greatest revival this world has ever seen! It’s going to be a wave of the gifts of the Spirit. The ministry gifts will be flowing on this planet earth. I see hospitals being emptied out, and they will bring the sick to churches where they allow the Holy Ghost to move.” Now that is super exciting!

SOBER WARNING

Wigglesworth also warned of the increasing spiritual darkness and gross darkness as well as false movements and doctrines of devils within the carnal and compromising church, such as the false grace message and false gospel.

“All the saints of God that get the real vision of this wonderful transformation are recognizing every day that the world is getting worse and worse and worse and ripening for judgment. And God is bringing us to a place where we that are spiritual are having  a clear vision that we must at any cost put off the works of darkness. We must be getting ourselves ready for that glorious day when we see Christ.

“These are the last days. What will be the strongest confirmation for me to bring to you the reality that we are living in the last days?

“There are in the church two classes. There are  believers which are disobedient, or I ought to say, there are children which are saved by the power of God which are still choosing to live as disobedient children. And then there are children which are just the same saved by the power of God, but who all the time are longing to be more obedient.

“In this fact, Satan has a great part to play. It is on this factor in these last years that some of us have been brought to great grief at the first opening of the door with the brazen fact to fleshly sinful forces. And we heard the word come rushing, like the wind to a “new theology” that is damnable, devilish, evil power that teaches you can be disobedient children, and still be right with God.

“As soon as this was noised abroad everywhere, this “new theology,” everybody began to say, ”What is this new theology?” It’s an absolute lie from the devil!”

We must be heed these serious warnings and be so ever watchful and prayerful in this hour.

The spirit of this age is to get you to believe a lie. If you believe a lie you cannot believe the truth. When once you are contaminated with a lie against the Word of God, He sends you strong delusion that you shall believe a lie. God’s Word is your only hope to be rescued from this deceiving spirit. God’s Word, which is being diminished and minimized by many in these evil days, is the final authority of truth for all times and for all ages.

When we see these things which are coming to pass, what do we know? We know the time is at hand. The fig tree is budding as we see these false prophets and these lying spirits increasing.

Let us stay strong in the truth of God’s Word and keep moving with the true manifestation of the Spirit in this final hour.

FROM MY HEART: BLOG SURVEY

I’m a writer. I’ve been blogging consistently for five years. In that period of time I’ve written over 450 articles. As we enter the final week of 2018 I need to ask you the reader for some feedback because I’m praying and pondering  about stopping blogging altogether and perhaps focus on doing more videos in the coming year (understand that we also blog weekly for Charisma magazine). I’d appreciate if you took a few minutes of your time to respond to this survey.

There are a few hundred followers of this blog, but only 30-40% even open the email they receive from us. And that’s on a good day. Also, most never comment or interact in any way.

I’m not compensated for writing a blog. I don’t make any money with ads or anything like that. It doesn’t have enough views or visitors to even warrant consideration for that.

So here’s what I’m asking:

1. How often do you read this blog?

a) Almost every article

b) Often

c) Once in awhile or infrequently

d) Honestly, hardly at all

e) Never

2. What is the word that best describes the content of the articles you’ve read?

a) Stimulating and challenging, they feed my spirit

b) Too long

c) Boring and uninteresting

d) I actually save them to a file so I can refer to them again

e) Other

3. Would you feel any disappointment if we discontinued this blog?

a) Yes

b) Somewhat

c) No, not at all.

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MY PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF HOW I CAME TO KNOW JESUS AND THE REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS

In the summer of 1979, while sharing a rented house with several of my college fraternity brothers in Bangor, Maine I came under the conviction of the Holy Ghost.

I was living in an old room adjacent to a garage and sleeping with just a mattress on the floor. While lying on that mattress one night after a drinking binge I turned on the television to see and hear a fiery preacher boldly proclaiming the gospel.

Immediately my senses were arrested, and I sobered up. My conscience was smitten. I knew I was not living right. I knew the things I was doing were sinful in God’s eyes.

As the gospel program came to an end, the preacher extended an offer for the viewer to write him if they had made a decision for Christ. If my recollection is accurate, I was held back by a thought. How can I stop sinning? So I wrote a letter to the television preacher asking him that very question. I never received a response so I continued to live a sinful lifestyle.

At this time the college mail room clerk who was a stalwart Christian had taken an interest in me and was a gospel witness in my life. This man was just a few years older than I and shone with the peace and presence of God. My curiosity was aroused by his disposition. One day, I saw his Bible open on his desk and knew instantly the secret of his bright countenance. I was intrigued by that.

Over a process of time, he shared many things with me, always answering all of my religious questions with, “the Bible says.” One day, in a moment of exacerbation, I asked him if he could not think for himself and give me his own opinion instead of quoting the Bible all the time. His response: “The Bible says that the carnal mind is enmity or hostility against God.” Aarrgh!

I saw that this man really believed the Bible to be the unadulterated Word of God, and he lived by it. That impressed me. As a devout Roman Catholic, I had never met anyone like him.

Gradually we became good friends, and he led me to Christ and taught me to observe the things He commanded from His Word. Immediately, he baptized me in water. The desire to drink, smoke weed and live a party lifestyle departed from me as I read His Word. I quickly proved my repentance by getting rid of my rock-n-roll albums that promoted sex, drugs and evil. I also made restitution by paying for some pornographic magazines I had stolen from a convenience store.

I spoke to the store manager and offered an explanation as I handed him the money and a letter with my testimony—quite different from many so-called conversions today when a prayer is made, a preacher’s hand is shaken, but no change is forthcoming.

I thank God for my humble beginnings and for a faithful witness who taught me what it meant to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Isn’t this what we should all be doing for those who are still lost?

This week, as I celebrate yet another Christmas—my 38th in Christ, I am reminded that just as Christ was birthed and formed in the womb of the virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit, so has He been birthed and formed in each of us who are His disciples. In a real way, His incarnation 2,000 years ago repeatedly reproduces itself in human flesh every time someone is truly born of the Spirit and follows Jesus.

Although I strongly despise the many pagan rituals and commercialism that surround the Christmas season, I still celebrate our Savior’s birth with great joy and cheer. What I grossly detest is the perversion of the message the angels brought to the shepherds concerning His birth.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and good will toward men!” (Luke 2:13-14).

The message the angels announced was not man having peace and goodwill towards one another, but it was a communication from the heavenly Father to mankind: “The armies of the heavenly host have not come to destroy you but to bring you a message of peace and good will. The Father has sent His Son as a Lamb (that is why He was born in a stable) and a peace offering to all of mankind.”

How sad that the peace and goodwill the Father offers to all of mankind in His Son has been reduced to, “All human beings be nice to each other and give each other gifts.”

His birth and incarnation—God becoming man—should remind us all of God’s ultimate purpose to be embodied in mankind, and for each of us to represent Him and His attributes.

“Christ in [us], the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27b). This is the real Jesus and the real meaning of Christmas.

Merry Christmas to you all.

THE REAL JESUS

THE CORRUPTION OF AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY: THE EVIL AGENDA TO DESTROY AMERICA

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons…” (1 Tim. 4:1).

“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Tim. 4:2-4).

A subversive effort by the leftist leaning liberals to infiltrate the Church and turn people away from the real gospel and true doctrine is gaining momentum in this hour. The purpose of this agenda is to sway the Church toward a radical political movement and the spread of socialism in our nation.

Here are the buzz words the Left uses to subvert professing Christians toward their socialist agenda:

Social justice, environment, racism, white privilege, human rights, caring for the poor, etc. They will use this terminology to persuade professing Christians into buying their bill of goods. Young people especially are being hoodwinked by these socialists. They will mention these buzz words without ever mentioning moral biblical issues. Their language is always very nuanced and overt. They use leftist talking points dressed in Christian veneer. Why have they gone after the Church?

Because the Church is the last bulwark preventing their socialist ideology from becoming a reality. But they are infiltrating the Church in subtle ways. They operate through the peace movement, the black lives matter movement, the women’s movement, and the labor movement. They infiltrate our sacred institutions that people have considered safe. There are many examples of this.

For instance, World Vision, a once trusted Christian adopting agency for children has been co-opted into the leftist movement. The progressive left used to hate World Vision because of their Christian conservative stance and charity. Now they love them and are partnering with them.

The NAE (National Association of Evangelicals) is another example. This organization was led by a full-fledged apostate, Richard Cizik, for 28 years (1980-2008) who was funded by George Soros, as are many of these secret socialists.

The Roman Catholic Church is the most long standing example of being  connected to the socialist/communist movement. And if you’ll do your research you’ll find that the current Pope Francis (real name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina) is himself a communist.

Along with the Roman Catholic Church, the mainstream Lutheran and Episcopalian Church have been infiltrated by socialist/communistic ideology since the 1920s and 1930s. It’s been subtle but you can see the erosion of pure doctrine in these churches, which is a direct result of the penetration of a global socialist agenda.

What is presently shocking and very disturbing is the heavy penetration of socialism into the evangelical churches over the last few years, including, get this… the Baptist Church.  Find that hard to believe?

Socialism has been hidden for decades in our nation but has secretly and quietly advanced until now when many people including Christians are being seduced by it. There are now elected Congressmen in our government who were taught socialism at a young age in schools and universities both here and abroad. These are the progressives who seek to destroy America’s ideals, form of democracy, Judeo-Christian heritage, and the many liberties and way of life we enjoy. They have dressed up their agenda with Christian rhetoric for many years, but now they are brasher and bolder than they’ve ever been. Trump’s presidency is the biggest reason. He is a huge threat to their plans for a socialist nation and a one world order.

WHO IS GEORGE SOROS?

Soros is a multi-billionaire hard core socialist who has had connections with Russia and Hungary for many decades, since WW II. In recent times he has contributed over 18 billion dollars into the socialist/communist movement in America. His motivation is to bring down our democratic system and godly constitution by flooding the Church with socialist propaganda . For example, he and his minions use amnesty for illegal immigrants as a hot button issue to bring division in our nation. Soros is a globalist and wants a borderless socialist world where America is just one small province of a greater United Nations world super state. This man’s evil agenda needs to be fully exposed and resisted.

Of course, any serious Christian would say that they want nothing to do with Soros, but what they don’t understand is that he uses people that we know and trust to subvert and co-opt us into his socialist agenda and movement. For this reason, many of our largest Christian institutions have been infiltrated with leftist propaganda.

As another example, Tim Keller who formed the gospel coalition, has been co-opted by the left to alter doctrine and create new voters for the left. A majority of black Americans as well as a good number of Hispanics and whites have swallowed their agenda hook, line, and sinker.

When socialism/communism began to infiltrate churches they preached their ideology with a little Christian veneer, and many saw through their agenda and left. But now they preach 80-90% Christianity and add a little of the other. They push for social justice, promote the war against global warming, the ending of white privilege, the push for illegal immigration, and catering to refugees from overseas. What many Christians don’t realize is that these programs are all left wing socialist/communist programs. You are getting 80-90% Christian content with a little poisonous socialist/communist doctrine thrown in.

The most effective lie is the one with the most truth in it. There’s an old Arab proverb that says, “Every liar tells the truth.”

There was a famous Marxist school that was established in America in the 1930s by Communist Marxist refugees. It was these refugees who started the cultural and sexual revolution of the 1960s and 70s. What is happening now is that their movement has grown and their ideology has spread to universities and now in the churches.

Christians need great discernment in this day and hour. Many are falling for these Marxist programs that have nothing to do with the gospel and they are subtly being moved to the left. These voters will end up destroying the America we’ve always known and loved unless the Church wakes up and rises up to an uncompromisingly righteous position of strength. Christians who actually apply their faith to politics are the great final barrier to this corrupt socialist/communist agenda. This is why they are now being targeted.

To be continued…

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THE SWORD OF THE LORD COMING DOWN ON AMERICA

A sword is coming down on America. But first the Church. This sword shall divide the real church from the false church, the sheep from the goats, and the wheat from the chaff among professing Christians. To whom much has been given much shall be required.

We are nearing the end of America’s last call she first received decades ago (I Believe In Visions). Along with this call, the judgment within the Church is also nearing its finality, for judgement begins in the house of God. Then the worse shall come to the world, but the judged and cleansed Church will be ready and fit for the Master’s use. Revival will come on the heels of great repentance and purging.

Believer! Please judge yourself now so you won’t be judged.

The judgment in the Church is for the purpose of purging out the old leaven and the sin and evil. Refer to Ananias and Sapphira; Simon the sorcerer; the man who was cohabiting with his father’s wife in the church at Corinth. For many are still in rebellion. Many have a form of godliness without the power. Many confess His Name but in works deny Him. Many praise Him with their lips, but their hearts are far from Him. Many are living a double life filled with secret sins. It’s time for people’s walk to match their talk.

Contributing greatly to the blame for this dilemma are the many preachers and churches who have stopped preaching the cross. Many no longer even mention hell, judgment, and the wrath of God in their preaching. Many have forsaken the whole counsel of God. I am getting more and more uncomfortable in such places and so should every true Christian. If you’re more comfortable in a place where sin and repentance are never preached you may be dining at the table of devils.

The hyper grace message and the seeker sensitive movement are actually aiding in the coming  separation. God must separate the sheep from the goats so that He will have a pure and holy people to work through. Many have itching ears and God is accommodating them by giving them teachers according to their own desires. Many people do not want to change and have chosen the soft compromised message of another gospel void of the preaching of the cross (The Real Gospel). They’ve chosen to serve another Jesus made in their own image (The Real Jesus).

God is shaping a new Church. One of character and power and authority… one who practices what they preach… one who carries their cross… one who has died to himself…one who is bearing much fruit… one who is fearless against the enemy and unashamed of the gospel… one who is holy and pure and passionately in love with Jesus… one who will even die for the cause of Christ.

The revival that has begun is within the Church. There is a remnant who are sold out. My hope and burden is for more to join that number. The world will take note of them and run to the consecrated  people of God who possess the true life and light they are seeking in this day of gross darkness.

There is a counterfeit move of the “spirit” I must also warn you about that has been building steam. False prophets and prophecy are at an all time high. Familiar spirits have been free to roam and use those who’ve given them access to their ministries. What many receive as revelation from God is given by familiar spirits in the realm of the demonic. There is a true and there is a counterfeit.

Never has it been so important to be under the whole counsel of God. Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. Pride and arrogance and a general lack of meekness and humility among many ministers are placing them in great danger of being among the deceived.

It is the whole counsel of God that will ignite those who are on the fringes to join the remnant. Many know something is missing and are starving for the true word of the Lord and the pure move of His Spirit. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there has been a diabolical silence on holiness and an apostasy from the true moving of the Holy Spirit.

Get ready. Jesus said these times would come. False christs and false prophets working great signs and wonders that would even deceive the elect, if possible. Paul said these days would come. Other apostles said these days would come.

As I said, judgment begins in the house of God. Now that the time of the completion of this judgement is nearing you will see the manifestation of the sword of the Lord coming down stronger on America as a nation. There will be greater lawlessness and bloodshed and killings. A minister friend of mine said the Lord called them nightmares. We must be prepared.

The good news is that fear of the Lord will greatly increase in the Church and will lead to a mighty revival among the saints that will result in a harvest in the world. The true saints and people of God need not fear for this will be their finest hour where every field shall be white unto harvest. Many will seek answers. We will have the answers. Many will seek peace and we will lead them to the Prince of Peace.

In my next blog I will share a fearful dream a friend of mine just had that I believe is significant to the times we are now coming into. 

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MOVING INTO A HIGHER DIMENSION OF FAITH, LOVE, AND POWER

In a recent private prayer session the Spirit of God directed us to scriptures on evil spirits and prayer and fasting.

The root of man’s rebellion against God is that they cannot see for they’ve been blinded by the enemy. For example, no one in their right mind would drive a car 100 mph off a cliff to a certain destruction and death. And yet, in reality, that is what most of mankind is doing when they refuse to surrender to Christ. Prayer and fasting can break through that state of mind by dealing with the evil spirits that blind and bind such people.

One day the disciples asked Jesus why they could not cast out a certain devil.

Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting” (Mt. 17:20-21).

There’s a certain kind of unbelief that only prayer and fasting can overcome.

In the midst of this great moral crisis we are experiencing in America right now, the people of God, especially ministers, must keenly discern that our battle is not with flesh and blood but demonic spirits.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:10).

We must direct our passion and energy for politics and all that is happening in the political realm of our nation into prayer and fasting and loving and praying for God’s enemies. The uncompromisingly righteous can be indignant toward the hatred, evil, and division that has been unleashed in our nation without hating the actual people the enemy is using.

Jesus commanded us to pray for those who spitefully use us and persecute us (Mt. 5:44). Stephen, the first Christian martyr, had the revelation that even the greatest persecutors of the Church must be prayed for. In the hour of his death he forgave Saul and the ones who stoned him (Acts 7:59-60). I’m convinced that it was this great intercessor’s heart and his prayer of forgiveness that resulted in Saul’s subsequent conversion. The greatest persecutor of the Church turned into the greatest apostle. Glory to God!

Stephen’s great love released great power. It’s the same today. The greater the true love of God is demonstrated, the greater the power will be. Prayer and intercession is one of the highest demonstrations of the love of God and a far greater source of power than all the bantering and political rhetoric that we engage in. I know I’ve been guilty of it myself.

When I speak of love I don’t mean this false concept of love as a sentiment of total acceptance, free of the ability to hate anything, which is one of the most popular rationales for which many believers are abandoning the truth and authority of the Scriptures in this hour. I am speaking of true love that lays down its life for even its accusers and enemies as Stephen did. This is where the power to convert sinners is found.

What much of the Church today has done to make up for the lack of power that results in true conversions is adopt a seeker-friendly philosophy, which is based on the sentiment of total acceptance and avoiding the stronger aspects of the gospel while emphasizing the temporal benefits of becoming a Christian as their chief selling point.

What an insult to the Father when men try to establish a work, a church, a ministry without the order, equipment, and character of heaven.

The truth is this: the seeker-friendly philosophy is a much easier route on the flesh than to enter into prayer and fasting and a love that breaks the enemy’s back.

The pattern was established long ago by Jesus and the apostles. They would not leave prayer with fasting and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4, 13:1-3). Why? Because they wanted to stay out of the natural realm and live in the Spirit. Jesus and the apostles’ purpose was to stay full of faith and power, wisdom and understanding so they could build correctly according to heaven’s order and establish the Church on a sure foundation.

After witnessing the true power and character that was attached to these early apostolic ministries the people then willingly came and joined themselves to their works and served them. We must return to the order of heaven that can only be established by true apostolic men who live in the Spirit and who see and understand this higher way. We must have ministry gifts who know how to root out and tear down the works of the flesh and plant, establish, and build up according to heaven’s wisdom and order.

An increase of power and souls is coming to those who have learned the Spirit’s ways and refuse to compromise these timeless essentials of which Jesus and the early apostles patterned.

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A FRESH PROPHETIC UTTERANCE: MAKE ROOM FOR ME

This is what I see as in the time of the prophets before the NT where the people left their cities that had no rain to go to the cities that had rain and refreshing (Amos 4:7-8).

So it’s a time now where individuals, couples, families, in and out of the church, and those who may not even know that they are being drawn to where it’s raining, and some will even leave places that are now full of man’s attractions and man’s wisdom that do not satisfy.

It’s dry and they’re thirsty and they look for the rain, for the rain brings fruit in their lives and in their hearts and joy… it brings strength to marriages and it brings a satisfaction that only comes from the Holy Ghost moving within.

And so is it a time now I see.

And I’m bringing you help in prayer and support and of those who are being drawn (to Me in you). So accommodate and prepare for those and for even the places you go.

The drawing for the rain, for it is they who are dry and thirsty that are being drawn to God, that are being drawn to the HS, and where He is allowed to move and where He, Jesus, is Lord, and where man has not put up a throne of His own, but have prepared a place for the Lord to rest and reside and dwell.

So make ready the place in the days ahead and the places you go; make a place for Him and He will show.

Isn’t that what happened in Acts 2? And isn’t that what you’ve seen happened even in the OT where My son (servant) prepared a dwelling place for Me?

There were temporary places but then it became a permanent place for a time and a season.

But what happened when the people worshipped Me? My glory came in, and so was it in the days after My Son was resurrected where My people sought Me for days and waited upon Me for the promise…oh for the promise!

They made a place for Me.

So see this and understand this, that those who make a place for Me always have the fruit of Me coming and My glory coming and resting and residing and dwelling.

It has been a practice through the years and you can read it in history and you can read it in My Word.

I come where there is room made for Me.

And just as it was in the temple of old where My servant and chosen one came and built a place and used the wealth that was there for the covering of gold, and the covering of the chairs, the altar and utensils that were used…everything was made to prepare for Me.

They gave the best for Me as they knew how then and there, and then they set their hearts to dwell on Me and worship and sing to Me.

And so it was that I came in power and My glory filled that place and they were slain and could not even stand because they made room for Me.

Make room for Me! Make room for Me!!!

And no longer do you dwell in a place of natural dwelling, but My temple is My dwelling place and My people are My dwelling place.

And those that give up their lives and surrender to Me, and make a sacrifice unto Me and become molded in Me, and become precious in Me–they are those that become the gold and the utensils of old, for they are the pure place that I can come, for they make themselves ready like gold; they make themselves ready in their hearts with worship…

Make room for Me!

And I shall fill every heart and I shall fill every place, and then there shall come rain and a visitation and a place where the hungry and thirsty will come.

This is My wisdom, says the Lord. Make room for Me.

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