Anytime you want to stir up a heated debate in christian circles, just bring up the latest “revival”. People will become polarized in their opinions very quickly. Some want to toss each and every revival out the window and chalk it up to being “the work of the devil”. Others want to embrace each revival with open arms, regardless of the character of who is “headlining.” [Read More]
I was doing some more research on the Lakeland Revival and stumbled upon this message on the Elijah List web site dated April 23, 2008 (at the “peak” of the Lakeland Revival). Apparently nothing could stop that revival either ….
“June 22 to July 22 will be a significant time in the spirit. (Todd didn’t elaborate on this period.) This Revival will NOT be stopped.” [Read More]
Around 2000-01, Steve Shultz was an avid supporter of Todd Bentley, shamelessly promoting Fresh Fire whenever he had the chance. Todd Bentley was removed from the web site(s) soon after the Lakeland fiasco occurred and hasn’t been added back to the site since. My guess is that, due to the sheer embarrassment, Steve doesn’t want to touch Todd Bentley with a 50-foot pole. I could be wrong, but if past behavior is any indicator, Steve will do anything to preserve the reputation of the Elijah List. [Read More]
God moving among His people is a beautiful thing … and I’m all for forgiving ANYbody of ANY sin. But have you asked yourself why, all of a sudden, there’s this HUGE fanfare over a Todd Bentley event? Other ministers have had “revivals” … God.TV never “gate crashed” their schedule for them. What gives? [Read More]
When one works in the area of web design and IT for over a decade, one can develop a bit of “overconfidence” when it comes to your run-of-the-mill internet scams and hoaxes. Well, yesterday’s failure knocked me off my high horse when I sent out an email requesting insight into the latest hoax that stated that Joel Osteen had renounced his christian faith and was walking away from the ministry. [Read More]
When the message of a modern-day “prophet” begins to resemble that of occultists … it’s time to beware. Consider …. [Read More]
Sometimes I think that one of the reasons why Jesus chose fishermen to be in His group of disciples was because of their “thick skin”. Jesus knew that He need people who could handle the Truth, even if it was a discomfort to their flesh. [Read More]
When some of us picture a false prophet, we imagine an evil, sinister man (our woman), maliciously rubbing their hands together as they devise a wicked scheme to rob some poor, defenseless widow out of her last few dollars. Others may picture a historical person like Nostradamus, who grew quite popular for a time, but had a terrible track record.
According to Jesus’ own Words in Matthew 7, both of these pictures are very in accurate. [Read More]
Prophecy is no joke. The words of a prophet are meant to birth repentance in the hearts of wicked nations, foretell the future and inspire hope in the hearts of the Righteous followers of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, we have strayed far from a scriptural definition of prophecy. [Read More]
Because people desire a “have-it-your-way” supernatural experience, they are prone to seek supernatural fulfillment through carnal (sensual) means. Trained by the world (and from the pulpit) to pay attention to, and feed, our “senses”, they feel they’ve encountered a “the Spirit of God” when their senses are tickled by ANY supernatural force. [Read More]