Originally written 01.12.2012
With the start of the new year comes a fresh round of familiar-sounding prophecies. This time Kari Browning, through an interview with Bob Jones, learns that 2012 is when the Glory of God is going to fall upon the church!
Recently, I interviewed Bob Jones at his home in North Carolina. Bob is a seasoned prophet, whose prophecies have spanned four decades. Like Daniel in the Bible, he has not only interpreted dreams but has on numerous occasions told people the dreams they dreamed. He has an amazing track record, even predicting a comet that that would come on May 7, 1983, unpredicted by scientists, on the day a 21-day fast and city prayer meeting began in Kansas City to pray for revival. The sign was given to encourage the intercessors and to confirm the prophetic promise that revival would surely come to America. After the 21-day fast in 1983, Bob Jones had a dream and told Mike Bickle that revival was not going to break out immediately as they thought but there was an ‘appointed time’ for America, and when God said, ‘It’s time,’ it would not be one day late.
Many prophetic voices, including Bob Jones, are proclaiming ‘The appointed time has come.'” – Kari Browning
To further narrow down the timeframe, Kari Browning continues:
Bob said that we’ve come to the end of the old and the birthing of the new in 2012, and the glory of God will fall upon the churches.”
Fool Me Once, Shame on You… Fool Me Twice?
Does this sound familiar? It should . . . it’s been repeated year after year. When are we going to wise up?
Contrary to what some may think, I’m not being pessimistic or critical. I really want the glory of God to fall upon the church! We are in dire need of true repentance and revival in our churches! You need it! I need it! We all need it! But the glory of God will not appear in our midst until true repentance is present.
I’m not being negative . . . but I AM refusing to be gullible. We are instructed to test all things against the Scripture.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Test all things; hold fast what is good.
1 John 4:1
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars . . .
So Let’s Test Bob Jones . . . It’s Scriptural!
Despite his deplorable track record (I don’t care what Browning says), in the spirit of goodwill, I would even be willing to give him a “fresh start!” Be watchful throughout the whole year of 2012, then on December 31, test to see whether the glory of God truly fell on His church. Test to see whether “something new” was birthed.
If we can truly see God’s glory on His church, I WILL REJOICE WITH YOU! But if it’s the same story, don’t sweep it under the rug, and don’t forget about it. Bob Jones will have proven (once again) that he’s a false prophet, and we don’t have to be afraid to say so.
And if you say in your heart, “How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?” . . .when a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.
PostScript: Big Surprise! The prophecy turned out to be false.