Because false prophets like Bill Johnson, Graham Cooke, Rick Joyner and Kris Vallotton seem to be spiritual and have a knowledge of the Word of God, seekers of truth have a very hard time seeing them as wolves. I frequently receive emails from people asking me what I think about these guys and others like them. This series is my answer to those questions.
The late Kim Clement, who had had guest appearances on TBN and possessed a HUGE online (and offline) following, was the Elijah List’s “star performer” (with Todd Bentley being a close “runner-up”), so it is still in their best interest to promote him every chance they get. Count on it… wrong or right, if Kim came out with a “word from God,” the Elijah List will promote it. It’s just a given.
A few days ago, Charisma Magazine released an article by Cindy Jacobs entitled “How to Prophetically Lay Siege to a City.” In this article, Mrs. Jacobs shares what she feels is God’s strategy for defeating satan’s influence in our cities so that the long-awaited revival can finally arrive. Unfortunately, in her zeal for “storming the gates of hell”, she overlooks (and as a result, disobeys) one of the most important commands of the Bible.
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The “Jezebel spirit” cannot be found anywhere in the Bible. It is a charismatic concoction designed to sell books, suppress women and further an agenda. The mindset of Jezebel, however, is alive and well in the church culture, affecting men AND women alike. Unfortunately, due to rampant misinformation and scriptural ignorance, people remain continually unaware of the workings of Jezebel in their midst. This post will shed some light on the situation.
From 2004-2019, we were led to believe a certain narrative about Paul Cain and his “struggles” with homosexuality and alcohol. Although this narrative is only half of the story, we can still learn valuable lessons about the modern-day prophet and why they would be willing to keep you in the dark for 15 years.
Azusa 2016 may have been an event organized by men, but it was orchestrated by the Spirit of Elijah. As the false prophets strove for a “unity” that involved a consolidation with the Mother Church, YHWH’s true prophets dropped to their knees and asked the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to reveal Himself. And He answered . . . with fire!
If we combine all of the information from both the Word of God and our own dictionary, we can safely conclude that a presumptuous prophet is a person who boldly speaks a “word from God” that does not come to pass. This lack-of-fulfillment nullifies the validity of their claims of hearing from God accurately, and places them in the category of “the rebellious.” Unfortunately, what the Bible and our own common sense will tell us often takes a back seat to man-made reasoning and absurd rationalization.
Considering all of the evidence of the Paul Cain cover-up, it is easy to see how lies and manipulation of the Word of God play a huge part in fooling the masses. But some of the blame lies in our inability to think for ourselves and look past our own unsustainable doctrine. This “gap” in our reasoning allows for the modern-day prophet to come in and build an empire at the expense of our willful ignorance.
Ever since I wrote my "Working for the Elijah List" testimony, people have asked me "Where are the Real Prophets?" Quite honestly, up until the last couple years, I didn’t have a clue! I just knew who they were NOT! Well, I’m happy to say that I’ve found them… they are alive and well and they are NOT on TBN!
Today, I read an article from Jennifer LeClaire on the Elijah List entitled “Radical Spiritual Warriors Prophesy Radical Prophetic Words!” and for once, I believe it served its purpose because I felt a deep stir in my spirit. I’ve never been bold enough to give a prophetic word, but this is something that I just cannot stay silent on . . . and I’m convinced that it will come to pass.
The Oracle at Delphi was a major prophetic voice between 7th century BC and 4th century AD. It’s not mentioned at all in the bible, but it greatly affected the culture and worldview of those who lived during that era. What (or who) exactly was the Oracle at Delphi and how did it affect the Greco-Roman empire? How is it related to the Spirit of Python mentioned in Acts 16?
False prophets at the End of the Age are people who probably have the best intentions. They may genuinely believe that they are doing God’s will and have the signs and wonders to back up their claims! But when it’s all said and done, the miraculous signs and wonders are not God’s “Seal of Approval” on their lives and ministries.
The Old Testament prophets knew there would come a day when the likes of Bill Johnson, Kris Vallotton, Graham Cooke and Rick Joyner would come and deceive many! They likened these prophetic imposters to “little foxes” who destroy the fruit of the vine. If we compare these foxes to the false prophets of our day, we will see that absolutely nothing has changed! It’s the same game. Check out the final installation in the “Haven’t We Prophesied In Your Name?” series!
The influence of Python in the Greco-Roman world was greatly enhanced by the expansion of Hellenism (Greek philosophy, culture, values). This worldview stands diametrically opposed to the concrete truth of YHWH’s commands and greatly affects not only the way we see the world, but also our view of worship.
Taking on the nature of their father, the false prophets will arrogantly claim to be enlightened ministers of the Gospel. They want you to think that they are people who have tapped into the spiritual resources of the heavenly realm, but no matter how hard they try, authentic prophecy always seems elude them.
Thanks to charismatic publications like the Elijah List and Charisma magazine, “the Spirit of Python” seems to be all the rage in spiritual warfare circles. False prophets and deliverance ministers all have varying ideas as to how this spirit operates and the accompanying spiritual and physical side effects. But do they really know what they are talking about? Is the Spirit of Python really responsible for all they say that it is? What do we know about this elusive spirit serpent? What does the Bible say? What does history say? By the end of this series, you’ll know the truth.
Knowing what I know about false prophets and prophecy, I cringe whenever I see memes from Kris Vallotton appear on my Facebook wall. Not because he’s a false prophet – that’s just a given – but because I know that people blindly read and absorb these messages with little more than a passing thought.
Let’s take the time to discuss another key characteristic of Hellenism that – historically and presently – has deeply affected the faith for the worse. Not only does Hellenism fog concrete and absolute truth with abstraction, it also militantly promotes and enforces it by employing tactics such as infiltration, subversion and – if necessary – murder.
Have you ever sat and listened silently to a prophet or prophetess expound upon what seemed to be the latest of an endless series of dreams or visions? Were you tempted to question the veracity of their encounter(s), only to be silenced by echoes of “touch not God’s anointed” coursing through your mind? Believe me, I have. Let me tell you what God’s Word has to say about false prophets and their dreams and visions.
For many centuries, the church has adhered to the belief that there are “true” prophets and “false” prophets. Believe it or not, this is not entirely correct. If you want to gain a deeper understanding of how the Father views, works with and works through the prophets, grab your shovel and let’s dig a little deeper.
Because of the Deuteronomy 13 test, those with opened eyes are trying to discern between “true” and “false” prophets by the signature words “Come and let us serve other gods,” only to be shut down because nobody who claims to be a prophet – not even the worst offender – would say something so heinous.
But is that really the criteria Deuteronomy 13 is telling us to use? Or is there more to the story? … Let’s do a deep dive into this important passage!
Prophetic voices like Rick Joyner, Mike Bickle, the Elijah List and other Charismatic influences are scrambling to use the death of Paul Cain, one of the “fathers” of the prophetic movement and confessed homosexual, to further a deceptive mindset and worm their way into your walk with the Most High.
But you don’t have to be another victim. Your quest for the truth starts here.
Unfortunately, this tale of perversion and pretense is not confined to the late “prophet,” Paul Cain. There are many self-appointed “spokesmen for God” out there who are acting as enablers or participants in the most grievous types of sin. And our leaders open wide the door of the churches so that these wolves can feed off of you: body, soul and spirit.
False prophets and teachers at Charisma magazine and other mainstream christian publications are pulling out all the stops to ensure that the framework behind the propaganda they push stays in tact, even if it means resorting to manipulation and outright deceit. And they have YOU in their sights. Watch out, believers! The sheep clothes are coming off…
Right in the middle of the Festival of Sukkot, the “Awaken the Dawn 2017” gathering in Washington DC is going to fan a resurgence of the heart of Korah. Worship leaders, speakers and congregants alike will attempt to offer praise to the God of Moses, while hiding a heart that longs for Egypt and it’s idols. Watch this unfold!
False prophets and their followers love to convince those watching that the Holy Spirit is moving upon them by putting on an outward show of jerks, quakes, nonsensical phrases and other odd “spiritual manifestations.”
Sometimes, the show is an outright lie – they are completely faking it. At other times, an actual spirit is pulling the strings. And sometimes it’s a little of both. Trying to discern just what is going on can be pretty difficult.
This article will attempt to lend some clarity to this phenomenon.