Azusa Now 2016 may have been a shot across the bow for the “mother church,” but it wasn’t even a flash in the pan for the cause of the Kingdom.
Azusa Now has come to a close and many of us have seen the gargantuan overtures that the Catholic Church and the prophetic movement are making towards each other. I really shouldn’t be surprised with news like this anymore, but my spirit is still shaken and grieved.
Several years ago, the Father told me that the prophetic movement would go on to push its apostasy even to the reunifying with the Catholic Church. I acknowledged it, perhaps a little too lightly… that was obviously a sin.
Luther’s Reformation was a joke
Back in the days of Martin Luther, a separation took place in the church. Not YHWH’s “church,” mind you… but the false religious institution that called itself “the Church.”
Contrary to what you’ve been told, Luther’s 95 Theses that he nailed to the door of a church at Wittenberg in 1517 was not a paradigm-shattering document of religious independence, unless you consider the sale of indulgences a valid doctrine. Read Luther’s 95 Theses for yourself; there was no dramatic stand against Catholic doctrine.
Here is what happened: Luther took a stand against the AUTHORITY of the Catholic Church, while still embracing much of the DOCTRINE of the Catholic Church – and his future writings would reflect that view.
After Luther’s “dramatic stand,” minor adjustments would be made to the Catholic doctrine, but the newly “reformed” christian church would never lose its affinity for it’s Mother. The only thing they disliked was the control that Mother exerted.
So when it comes down to it, all Luther was saying to the Catholic Church was “We’ll serve your paganized ‘messiah’ WITHOUT YOU looking over our shoulder, thank you very much!”
As a result of this “rebellion,” Ignatius of Loyola formed the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1541, as part of what is known as the “Counter-Reformation.” The Jesuits’ sole purpose was to bring back the rebels under the fold of the Mother Church using any underhanded means necessary.
And their purpose has never changed.
By the way, did I mention that our current Pope is a Jesuit?… Yeah, think about it.
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They love it when a plan comes together
This re-merging of the various false prophets (in both the Word of Faith and prophetic movement) with the Catholic (defined as “Universal”) Church is no coincidence. This was the plan all along.
During the Azusa meeting, false prophet Lou Engle and the former president of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Matteo Calisi helped to seal this union by kissing each others’ feet.
We are a delegation, a Catholic delegation… I come from Italy. And, I bring you a salute from 150 million Charismatic Catholics.” As the crowd cheered, Mr. Calisi then spoke about the influence of the Asuza Street Revival on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Following these remarks, he ceremoniously laid prostrate on the stage and kissed Lou Engle’s feet in an act of reconciliatory love. “We are just in a holy moment right here,” Engle emotionally cried out. Then he continued to call out the other church elders onto the stage while he fell to his knees reciprocally kissing Matteo’s feet.
“Jesus, I thank you!” cried out Calisi while Engle kneeled before his feet, “because you are breaking the spirit of division! You are preparing a great revival in the event of this call, like you did a hundred years ago. Do it again! Do it again! Holy Spirit let your Spirit come again for a billion Catholics…”(Source)
And, of course, false prophets like Mike Bickle chimed in their support for the whole fiasco, adding that he encourages members of IHOP to learn various teachings from Catholic “saints,” many of whom are worshiped alongside Mary and Jesus.
Mike Bickle enthusiastically shared his testimony with me while dodging heavy rain drops by standing under the cover of an outdoor kitchen canopy by the green-room tent. ‘My father was a rough-and-tumble champion boxer,’ reminisced Bickle. ‘When I was fourteen years old, I came to him and told him I wanted to be part of a religion. I would look up in the sky at the stars and think that God, the creator of all that, was just amazing. My dad gave me the choice of becoming Jewish or Catholic because “the Jews had a lot of money and the Catholics were the biggest,” in Dad’s opinion,’ he said. Mike eventually chose Catholic, and in his youth attended other denomination’s youth groups. (Source)
Charismania has roots in Catholic mysticism.
The false prophet continues…
“When I was in my twenties I was asked to pastor a church and I never officially went back to the Catholic Church, but I also don’t feel like I intentionally left it either. At the House of Prayer, I encourage people to learn the teachings of the Catholic saints, as the experts on contemplative prayer, such as Theresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. In fact, the idea for 24-hour prayer and musical praise comes from the writings of King David; however, it was first done in the Christian church by the Catholics!” Pastor Bickle joyously expressed with his famously contagious grin. (Source)
People, don’t be deceived by this.
These Catholic “saints” were people who did not follow the true Messiah; they were deceived into following a Hellenized (Greek-influenced) perversion. Both Theresa of Avila and John of the Cross were strong advocates of trying to use hyper-spiritual, pagan methods to unify the soul with this false messiah. Their successes in this unification are perceived as advances in the spiritual walk, but it wasn’t the Jewish Messiah that they were communicating with.
This is why it is SO EASY for charismatic christians to fall for this deception. Most of them have been tapping into the same spiritual darkness for a long time now, using the same methods as these alleged “saints!”
The Catholic Church and the false prophets who are cozying up to them right now are depending upon your ignorance of history. They want you to remain completely clueless as to how your “faith” has completely changed over the last 2000 years so that they can continue to perpetuate this lie.
If those last few sentences offend you, then be offended! If it shakes you out of your slumber and causes you to do your research and find out the truth, then praise Yah! But keep this in mind… as long as you remain uninformed, they win.
Of course, the massive religious businesses and ministries that benefit from these revivals (in publicity and finances) will always sing their praises. On Monday morning, I finished reading an article by Jennifer LeClaire of Charisma magazine (of course, promoted by the Elijah List), where she told of a dream she had in 2007 that (in my view) sounds hauntingly familiar to the prophetic “words” that God.TV’s Wendy Alec spoke when she promoted both of Todd Bentley’s revivals in Lakeland and in Durban, Africa (God.TV removed source after publication of this article). She (Wendy) said, in no uncertain terms, that Todd Bentley was God’s “chosen” and that these revivals were going to be a catalyst for worldwide revival. So much for a true prophecy.
Here is the message given to Jennifer in the dream:
There is a great awakening coming to this nation. For I have heard your cries, and I long to heal your land. I am a covenant God, and I will not forget the covenant I made with your Founding Forefathers. Yes, there will be a shaking, but the foundations will not crack, and they will not crumble. Only those things which can be shaken will be shaken that the sin in the land may be laid bare.
Repentance. I require repentance from My people who have through the generations allowed the enemy to take ground in this nation. I require repentance for the abortions and for the prayerlessness. I require repentance for the apathy and for the idolatry. You shall have no other gods before Me. I am indeed the God of America.
Yes, there is a great awakening coming to this nation. I am the Author of it and I will bring it to pass. Just turn from your wicked ways and humble yourselves. Stand in the gap and make up the hedge. I am the Lord and I am a Warrior. I will not leave or forsake this country. I will fight through you and with you to regain what has been lost.
Be encouraged now, because as you go forth boldly with My Word and My Spirit, there will be the sound of truth and it will prevail in the land. Speak boldly and clearly and watch as the mighty men arise to take their positions on the wall and in the churches and in the marketplaces. For I am raising up deliverers and reformers in this generation who will not shrink back at the challenge that is coming in the days ahead.
Yes, it will grow darker before My light shines brightly from this nation again. But the light has not been extinguished and will not be extinguished. The time to rise up is now. I am calling you to war. I am calling you to repentance. I am calling you to My side. I am the captain of the hosts. I am calling you to victory. I am calling you to destiny. Will you answer? (Source)
Her closing comments to this dream were as follows:
On April 9, I believe we answered. And I believe we are standing at the door of transforming revival in America.(Source)
Now, to Jennifer’s credit, she was not as proud and boastful as Wendy Alec, and her dream actually mentions “repentance” which rarely, if ever, happens in the prophetic arena. Nonetheless, using what just occurred at the Azusa Now “revival” as an answer to that dream (assuming that dream was from God) was more like a declaration of war instead of a pledge of loyalty to the Most High.
The question in her dream was (paraphrased): “Will you repent so that I can use you to bring revival to you and your country?”
The Azusa Now answer was: “We’re going to make a covenant with a pagan ‘church’ who hates everything about your people!”
Wow! Talk about being on the wrong side of the King! Check this video out.
Altars to Baal reflect the heart of a nation
You know, I find it no coincidence that there are rumors of plans to construct Baal altars – not only in the U.S. and Britain, but all over the world. In the Bible, when an altar to Baal went up, it was representative of the idolatry in the heart of the nation.
These altars and the accompanying covenants between a large part of the charismatic church and the Mother Church are one and the same. The Western church prefers idolatry to the commandments, so why not make a covenant with the abomination who birthed them?
I have good news and bad news, in regard to the Azusa Now 2016 “revival.”
I have some good news about Azusa Now 2016 – it’s going to fizzle out like Lakeland, Durban and the others, conveniently ignored by the prophetic group because they don’t want to face the truth that their prophecies are false and deceptive at their core. They are too in love with the group psychosis and the accompanying emotional rush.
… but there is some bad news too.
While Azusa Now 2016 will do little to bring people back to the real Messiah, it will make great strides in the unification between the prophetic/Word of Faith folks and the Catholic Church. You will see a greater cross-pollination of Catholic and prophetic/WOF influence in charismatic church affairs and meetings. This will all be done in the name of “unity,” but it will be an unholy union.
Unfortunately, the masses who do not read their Word or know their history will view it as the bride of Christ reuniting in preparation for the return of the Messiah. In truth, though, they will just be setting themselves up for the great delusion of 2 Thessalonians 2 (that is occurring even now, in my opinion).
They love lawlessness. They’ve always loved lawlessness because that’s what they are trained to love. Because they believe that lie, they will seal their own doom.
And I say that with tears in my eyes and no pride on my tongue. It’s just what the Bible says.
So how can you – the seeker of truth – avoid this deception?
- You have to come to the realization that much of the training you have received over your lifetime is a complete lie. The Word of God spoke of this time when men would come and say that our fathers have inherited lies. Now is that time.
O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, “Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.”
- Understand that “the way is narrow” (Matthew 7:14) and wherever you see a massive group of people following a man or a group of men, know that something foul is afoot. “False Prophets Always Draw a Crowd” (link)
- Understand the gospel from a Kingdom mindset. Our God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. His people is Israel. Israel should not be understood as the direct descendants of the bloodline of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Romans 9:6,7). Israel should be understood as a people willing to be part of His Kingdom and will obey His Kingdom rule.
- Develop a very strong understanding that our God never changes (Malachi 3:6) and (along with the other 3 points I’ve made here) interpret the word through that lens.
If you follow these 4 points, you’ll be off to a good start.
The Mother Church does not want you to be free.
She would much rather you willingly bend over the barrel of submission and servitude, singing the praises of the false prophets and the pope. They call this “walking in love,” of course, and the prophetic movement is more than willing to repeat this delusion.
I say think for yourself. Let a real Reformation be birthed in you. Let the truth of the Word of God reveal itself in your spirit, overcoming the mindsets imposed upon you by your fathers.
Only then will you find true freedom… anything less will cost you your soul.