Kim Clement – Right or Wrong?
After reading the latest word from Kim Clement, I am amazed at how a person can be so right …. and yet, at the same time, so wrong.
December 1, 2012 – From The Den:
“From the beginning, before time began, I knew this hour; I knew this day. Was it hidden from Me? Am I afraid?” says the Lord of Hosts. “Even if Israel stood alone, watch. Read the history. Before time began, I knew of this moment and I knew that from the miry clay would emerge an upright reed. From the mire, I will bring something upright and something good.”
“You have entered into a season of fruitfulness, and yet they cry, ‘Barren is the land; barren are the people.’” But God says, “I have called that which is barren, fruitful, and I have called that which is weak, strong. And I have called that which is poor, rich. Therefore, say what I say for the redeemed of the Lord shall say So!’ Watch and see as I demonstrate My glory and majesty,” says the Lord.
What I’ve been dealing with and what I’ve been feeling from the Lord is that He wants to destroy unfruitfulness and barrenness and wants to make this a fruitful month and a fruitful 2013. Do you believe that this could be possible? Now if there’s faith in your heart, please hear what I’m saying because I am literally giving you a prophetic proclamation that God wants fruitfulness and He wants it this month and He wants it in the year 2013 – and don’t tell me it cannot be done.
Now, I’m not sure if this prophecy is supposed to be over Israel, or towards the church. I’m assuming both. So many believers think that the church has replaced Israel (whether overtly or covertly) that this wouldn’t surprise me at all. Anyhow, that’s another post for another time … I better close that can of worms. The topic we’re going to discuss today is “fruitfulness”.
Fruit That Remains
Kim Clement is totally right when He says that God wants fruitfulness. Jesus Himself said:
John 15:16 “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”
The very reason that He chose us was so that we could go and bear fruit …. Fruit that Remains.
The Cost of Having No Fruit
Now, before you think that I’ve given Kim a “free pass”, consider something. What happens when we don’t bear fruit?
Matthew 21:18-19 “Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the road, He came to it and found nothing on it but leaves, and said to it, ‘Let no fruit grow on you ever again.’ Immediately the fig tree withered away.”
Matthew 7:19 “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
It’s a very serious thing to have no fruit on you when Jesus is asking for it. If Jesus comes and sees that there is no fruit on you, you get thrown into the fire (btw, that’s hell)!
So, obviously, it’s important to have Fruit … and it needs to REMAIN. So, if it’s THAT important, then how do we get this Fruit?
John 15:4-8 “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you [are] the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.”
Embracing the Whole Word
It all comes down to having the Word of God in your heart …. all of it. We absolutely MUST understand that BOTH the Old and New Testament are equally as valid in the eyes of God. Remember, man divided the bible up into Old and New Testaments …. God just sees it as “His Word”. And I think that’s the most valid way of looking at it …. I mean, after all, He wrote it.
Something I’ve found in my Walk with God is that, if you value the New Testament over the Old, the Word of God will never line up … unless you allegorize or “spiritualize” certain passages. Even then, it will only make sense to you for a little while until the next “expert” comes along and shows you another way to look at it. But, when you remove the dispensational mindset (that blinds most modern-day churchgoers) …. everything … I mean EVERYTHING fits together perfectly.
Anyways, that was a rabbit trail … let’s get back to “fruitfulness”. In Psalm 1:1-3, the bible says:
Psalm 1:1-3 “Blessed [is] the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight [is] in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.”
Day and Night
This is basically the same thing that Jesus said in John 15! If we want to bear fruit, we absolutely MUST be meditating on the Word of God (all of it) …. DAY and NIGHT. The Word must be CONSTANTLY before us …. only then will we be able to bear the Fruit that Remains.
So, as we read what the Word says about Fruit that Remains, we can see that the focus is about reproduction. A tree, when it produces fruit, is re-creating itself. The fruit that comes from the tree tastes good and is nourishment to those it feeds, but inside is the seed that can be re-planted into the ground.
Throughout Scripture, the Seed is the Word of God (See Mark 4).
Fruitfulness and False Prophecy
At this point, Kim Clement and I will not see eye-to-eye.
To Kim Clement, and most of His audience, fruitfulness is synonymous with wealth and physical comfort. In their eyes, one can gauge the fruitfulness of ones life by the abundance of material possessions that they own, or by the relative “ease” that they can coast through each day. If this is true (and it’s not), then Paul was one of the most fruitless individuals in the bible. Even the Old Testament prophets were fruitless according to this errant standard.
Kim said, “I am literally giving you a prophetic proclamation that God wants fruitfulness and He wants it this month and He wants it in the year 2013.”
I agree with this in principle, although I don’t think it was God speaking through Kim Clement … and here’s why:
- The TRUE prophets of the bible called the people OUT of their sin, so that they would bear fruit.
- The TRUE prophets of the bible called the people BACK to God’s commandments, so that they could bear fruit.
This is something that Kim Clement simply will not do.
Think about this for a minute … why do you think this content was so conveniently left out of this “Word from God”?
Kim Clement does not understand that his beautiful piano playing and ear-scratching words will not save him, or his hearers.
Kim Clement, if you are TRULY God’s Prophet, God will hold you accountable to this verse:
Jeremiah 23:21-22 AMP “I did not send these [false] prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in My council, then they would have caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them [My people] from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.“
This was, is and always will be the function of God’s prophets … turning God’s people from their evil way. Oh that we (that includes all “prophets”) would embrace this Truth in this hour.
Kim Clement … don’t tell me it cannot be done.
For the Love of the Search,