The Elijah List is Going Big Time!

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There’s an irony in being accused of being an “accuser of the brethren.”

It happens to me a lot – especially when I post a blog entry on the Elijah List or other ministries affiliated with Charismatic Christianity.

It’s like the naysayers think that I’m constantly on the prowl . . .  trolling website after website, searching for the slightest error, so that I can insert my “bitter venom,” in the form of my own blog posts.

Do I check the Elijah List (and other ministries) every day to get material for my blog?

Hardly. I realized long ago that, were I to do that, it would literally be a full-time job.

The antics used to entertain the gullible, the values that are espoused and promoted, the blatant disregard for the Word in favor of delusion, it would keep me busy around the clock.

Sorry, I still work a 9-5 job for “the man.”

But I do feel a responsibility to write about tactics that are not so obvious . . . or events, developments and other “markers” in charismania that will change the landscape of how we understand and relate to modern day “prophets” and religious figureheads.

It’s with that in mind that I give you the following.

Hold on to your hats, folks! The Elijah List is going “big time!”

If the infestation of false prophecy has irritated and sickened you before, well . . . you’d better grab the Dramamine and Pepto for what’s coming next.

As you can see from the Facebook post below (shared with me by a friend), the Elijah List will now be able to spread false prophecy to a wider audience via GodTV, DirectTV and FaithUSA Dish Network.

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Now, not only are the tech-savvy Charismatics going to get their fill, but television viewers of all ages will see and hear the enticing, smooth-acting cyanide that is modern day “prophecy.”

A Kinder, Gentler Deception

OK, maybe I had better backtrack a bit.

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Viewers have been watching the Word of Faith hucksters like Kenneth Copeland, Oral Roberts, the late Kim Clement, and other Crouch cronies for quite some time, but now they get they get to be entertained (Sorry – I mean “fed”) by the other side of the “prophetic stream.”

Instead of featuring the usual religious TBN-inspired Charismatic figureheads, known for fiery Southern-fried, kick-up-your-heels, money grubbin’ preaching styles, “ElijahStreams” will feature today’s hyper-spiritual, up-and-coming prophetic young men (who are just a little too genderfluid to be called “men”) and women like Kat Kerr, who claims to visit heaven . . . like . . . all the time.

This kind of exposure and potential for income has got to be a dream come true for Steve Shultz, founder of the Elijah List. As a career marketer, the tendency to perceive his worldly success as “God’s blessing” MUST be overpowering for him.

And Steve is not alone in this deception.

Prophetic figureheads everywhere make it their ministerial goal to have maximum exposure in order to further their worldly kingdoms so that they can live comfortably and hobnob with those who possess power and wield influence.

This obsession is indicative of all prophets who prophesy falsely.

The true, biblical prophets never sought this comfort and “privilege.” Even the messiah that modern-day prophets claim to follow said:

Luke 6:26
Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

. . . but apparently, this doesn’t mean anything to them.

Prizing the Honor of Men at the Expense of Truth

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Take it from one who knows. When I worked for the Elijah List, every effort was made to increase visibility and make the sale – even if the truth suffered.

I learned while I was “doing my time” that it’s easy to throw a mask of piety and humility on the face of greed and the desire for fame and notoriety. All you have to do is quote a “love verse” out of the New Testament, and – if you can find it within you – shed a little tear.

If you do this often enough, you’ll believe your own lie! (Matthew 7:21-23)

And those who love to have their ears tickled will hang on your every word, reinforcing the delusion in your mind (and theirs).

Instead of taking up the “Honor of Kings” and “searching out a matter” (Proverbs 25:2), the modern-day prophet merely takes the ideal he/she’s been handed and repeats it, convinced that they are following the will of YHWH because they see the miracles, signs and wonders … and a big, fat paycheck at the end of the road if they can just “catch a break.”

Of course, the adoration of others doesn’t hurt, either.

If they truly searched in the Word that they claim to follow, they would see that the core terms that the ENTIRE prophetic movement is based on are taken way out of context and based on sketchy (at best) dispensational dogma.

So, in order to follow that ideal and reach that goal, the modern day prophets strive to position themselves to receive the honor of men by making sure they are as visible as possible.

What happens when you reach the goal?

In the Tanakh, the prophets who prophesied lies attained this visibility and honor, even appearing in front of the kings of Israel and Judah.

Unlike the modern day prophets, if you were considered a “prophet” in the Old Testament, it was understood that you knew and had a deep reverence for the Word of YHWH.

These prophets were no different.

They knew the Word of YHWH. They obviously had no reverence for it, but they knew what sin was.

They knew Ahab “did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him” (1 Kings 16:30b) and yet they were in prophesying in his courts, right in front of him.

These prophets had the favor of the king . . . and they loved every minute of it.

In order to STAY in front of the king(s), they had to make sure that they continued in his favor, so what did they do?

Like the modern-day prophets, they stayed “positive and encouraging,” even though they knew where the king stood, in relation to the Word of YHWH.

2 Chronicles 18:11
And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, “Go up to Ramoth Gilead and prosper, for the LORD will deliver it into the king’s hand.”

Look at Me! I’m a Prophet!

Like the “successful” prophets of old, the prophets of Asherah (for that’s what they were and are) want to gain the honor of the people by putting on a show for those watching. [1]

1 Kings 18:28
And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them. [2]

2 Chronicles 18:10
Now Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah had made horns of iron for himself; and he said, “Thus says the LORD: ‘With these you shall gore the Syrians until they are destroyed.'”

If you challenge their words, things get dicey in a hurry.

2 Chronicles 18:23
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near and struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said, “Which way did the spirit from the LORD go from me to speak to you?”

Zedekiah, who had gained enough notoriety to stand before the king, just couldn’t fathom that someone would dare to contradict what (he felt) the Spirit of YHWH was saying.

Paraphrasing, he says to Micaiah, “What make you think that YOU could be speaking truth here?! I AM THE PROPHET who speaks for YHWH!”

Then, to drive home the point, Zedekiah lashes out and smacks Micaiah in the face!

Back in 2011-2012, when I first started blogging about my experiences with the Elijah List and my discoveries in the Word, I experienced a similar lashing out.

Another blogger who (at least at that time) had similar views wrote a blog post also pointing out the perversions of the Elijah List. In this post, he referred to my testimony.

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Soon after his post appeared online, he received an email from this “man of God,” saying that, if I didn’t stop writing about them, they would go to my employer and if that wasn’t enough, a lawsuit could be next. [2]

Gotta love the mafia tactics, right?

Although this wasn’t a physical confrontation, it was definitely a threat.

And although I am not even close to the caliber of person that Micaiah was, I just wanted to show you that this oblivious yet defensive manner is still present in the prophets of Asherah today.

They prophesy in the name of YHWH, yet are oblivious to their source, lashing out at those who would dare to say anything that contradicts the lying spirit within.

And make no mistake about it, YOU too will encounter such resistance if you dare to speak up.

You Can’t Handle the Truth!

Study 2 Chronicles 18 in its entirety.

What was the TRUE word from YHWH that got Zedekiah fired up, resulting in Micaiah being struck?

2 Chronicles 18:16, 18-22
Then he said, “I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And the LORD said, ‘These have no master. Let each return to his house in peace.'”

Then Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing on His right hand and His left. And the LORD said, ‘Who will persuade Ahab king of Israel to go up, that he may fall at Ramoth Gilead?’ So one spoke in this manner, and another spoke in that manner.
Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD, and said, ‘I will persuade him.’ The LORD said to him, ‘In what way?’
So he said, ‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And the LORD said, ‘You shall persuade him and also prevail; go out and do so.’
Therefore look! The LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouth of these prophets of yours, and the LORD has declared disaster against you.”

There were four concepts that Zedekiah – a prophet who spoke in the Name of YHWH – just couldn’t fathom:

  • The prophecy that YHWH would scatter Israel, due to its sin;
  • The fact that the leadership of the nation was corrupted;
  • The fact that no one was shepherding YHWH’s people;
  • The fact that the prophets were speaking via a lying spirit sent by YHWH Himself.

Zedekiah – a prophet so high up the chain that he appeared before kings – got so uptight by these words of truth that he struck Micaiah.

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People, can’t you see history repeating itself?

  • Modern day prophets (and 99% of American christians) can’t fathom that YHWH would punish a “christian nation.”
  • Modern day prophets (and 99% of American christians) all but call Donald Trump the Savior of America. They may mask it in Christian-sounding rhetoric (“God is using Trump”), but it’s a thin mask for what the religious right-wing is really thinking. [4]
  • Modern day prophets (and 99% of American christians) support, and tell you to support, a corrupted church framework filled with any charlatan who can afford a theology degree.
  • Modern day prophets are speaking by the same lying spirit from YHWH Himself.

And all of them are jockeying for position, reaching for influence in the courts of kings and celebrities.

Oh, they may have humble beginnings . . . but it’s only a matter of time until they are noticed by the prophetic bigwigs.

Once they are handed that television slot, they have their “golden ticket” to fame and fortune. Unfortunately, they will see it as YHWH’s approval of their message.

Lying, While You Prophesy in His Name

Folks, the dynamic between the prophets and the elite is exactly the same today.

Pay close attention to the following!

The fakes of Ahab and Jehoshaphat’s day were prophesying in the name of YHWH!

2 Chronicles 18:4-5
Also Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire for the word of the YHWH today.”Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall we go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or shall I refrain?” So they said, “Go up, for God will deliver it into the king’s hand.”

In this entire account, there is not one indication of malice towards the kings, coming from the prophets.

There was no “secret plot” to deceive or destroy!

As far as everyone knew, their motives were good! Like today’s prophets, they all genuinely believed that they were speaking the word of YHWH to bless the king(s)!

But it was the Word of YHWH that would stand, not their deluded lies – however well-intended.

The Father said that the lying spirit would “prevail” – and it was so.

No End in Sight

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Ladies and gentlemen, the Elijah List and the “prophetic movement” in general are going to prosper and gain greater influence until they “prophesy” before kings, presidents, and other celebrities.

This is already happening.

Until then, you should expect to see continued great “strides towards success,” as the years pass by.

And they will not stop until they gain a one-on-one with His Heinous, Pope Francis.

Beyond that, who knows where their ambition will lead them?

But just as the Father permitted a lying spirit to cause the downfall of these prophets, kings (and eventually the nation of Israel), He is doing the very same thing today.

Isn’t it great how our God doesn’t change? (Malachi 3:6)

Just like YHWH guided and hardened the heart of Pharaoh so that He could extract a people for Himself, just as He deceived the heart of Ahab, so is He hardening the hearts of the false prophets

. . . so that a remnant of those who hunger for truth will be led out.

It’s this remnant that I’m trying to reach.

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Friends, this is where I could really use your help.

Most of you know that I’ve written a book called Prophetic Masquerade.

In this book, I’ve laid out 10 rock-solid characteristics of “false prophets” taken straight out of scripture to help you in your quest to know just WHO is speaking the truth and who is not.

If, according to the Word, something is ESTABLISHED by two or three witnesses, then – if you can apply 2-3 of these scriptural characteristics to an alleged prophet – there is no argument left to stand on.

All that is left is emotion, bias and man’s flawed excuse making.

Be prepared for this coming onslaught of deception – it’s only going to get stronger! You and your friends need to read Prophetic Masquerade!

And, just to show you that I’m not out to make a buck (believe me, there’s hardly any money to be made), I’m offering Prophetic Masquerade online for FREE.

You and your friends can read Prophetic Masquerade FREE right here.

I’m not going to ask for any of your information – there is no gimmick – just go read it (and forward the information to others).

Now, if you want to have a physical copy, you can buy it on Amazon for $9.99, but this message is FREE online.

** To those of you who have read “Prophetic Masquerade,” it would be so awesome if you could leave some feedback on Amazon. It would be greatly appreciated!

I’m also going to list other posts that I’ve written to help you discern between what is “true” prophecy and what is not. Please invest time in reading these posts!

It will definitely be “time well spent.”

Shalom

Don’t forget to leave a comment!

[1] The tie between the prophets who prophesied before kings and the prophets of Asherah is indisputable. I plan on making a post on that soon.

[2] This blog is no longer online, however I did find a Facebook post detailing the interaction. You can see it here.

[3] Yes, I realize that the prophets in this verse are the prophets of Baal, but they always worked in tandem with the prophets of Asherah, so it should be no surprise that they, too, aspired to put on a show.

[4] No, I’m not “anti-Trump,” so put your gun up. I am, however, “anti-idol” . . . which is what he is being made into by the religious right.

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  1. We can hope and pray that the TRUE Spirit of Elijah will step up in a huge way and take on these prophets of Molech and Baal. Thanks Kevin for your faithfulness. We keep you and your family in our prayers.

  2. Kevin, you know there are many areas where I disagree with you on your teachings, but this article is spot on! When President Trump considers the likes of Joyce Meyer his ‘spiritual advisor’ you KNOW he is no more a Christian than the charlatans of ‘Christian’ television.

  3. A timely word, once again; a gentle rebuke!
    By the Messiah’s Blood, the atonement was made, thus redeeming all of mankind; we obtain imputed righteousness; a gift. Our response to the conditional covenant (marriage covenant) is revealed by our fruits! This includes our knowledge as well as our deeds. All of the covenants were made with Israel via Israel’s 10 N. tribes and/or Judah; none with church! Statistics and doctrines render some strong truths that are fulfilling some of the prophesies…..i.e…..Q? who do you pray to? God? Lord? Lord God?…all titles!……….most of you participate in all the pagan feasts yet in none of the biblical ones (in truth or in the right timing). You do not obey the Sabbath on the biblical day. Read so many statements from Rome stating that you can search the scriptures all you want; it is not there; we changed it! And, I’ve heard you nailed the law to the cross! The Torah? The Instructions? Well, I believe you on that one; statistics would confirm it. Statistics in every crime and every sin rival the secular world. And you think to go to the mercy seat, in the Holy of Holies, with pig’s in your bellies? Only in your self righteousness; you are unclean! Prove all things and hold fast to that which is good…….or not! You still own life, please verify your beliefs; you’ll be alone and naked at the righteous judgement (Bema Seat) and be rewarded. Others at the Great White Throne judgement will be rewarded. Think about it!
    Attack this; as you do Kevin? You’d make good politicians; not theologians!

  4. Kevin, I have been reading your articles for a long while and find that we are in total agreement. Like you, I spent years being misled by the lies and misdeeds of so-called teachers and prophets until my spiritual eyes were miraculously opened and the truth about them was exposed. No bragging here, but over 40 years ago when my mother revealed to me that we are Jewish I had little or no knowledge of anything Jewish, especially the Bible! So I dug in and found out a lot of what Christianity (as we know it) is not! My, how my life has changed. So, now I am unchurched but much better for it, but sure did lose a lot a friends over the years. I’ve been sweetly told more than once that I would be happier attending church somewhere else. Amazing how little “the church” wants to know about the Jewish man they think they serve and worship! These modern day prophets are so deluded and misguided, and the tragedy is the number of deluded and misguided people who follow after them! It’s difficult to get their attention to help them see light, but I keep praying and trying.

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