Kim Clement – “Prophetic Worshiper” – Dead at 60
Almost immediately after the news of Kim Clement’s death hit Charisma magazine and Facebook, I started getting email from people, wanting to know my take on the situation.
When I hear of things like this, I get conflicted almost immediately. Emotions come rushing to the surface and I feel the urge to write and write and write. Writing acts as a catharsis for me. It greatly helps me to get whatever is INSIDE of me on the OUTSIDE and, for some weird reason, people are edified by it.
But this is a death here, people, and as much as I have a disdain for the deceptive spirit that is behind this sect of Christianity (that I was once a part of), I take no joy in commenting on the dead, nor do I enjoy the idea of the spiritual and digital backlash that is sure to ensue after the post is published. So, at the urging of my better half, and out of a courtesy for those who held Kim dear, I decided to wait a little while and avoid the initial digital onslaught that was sure to appear on the social networks and publications.
Still, I knew that there was something that needed to be said. My initial concern was just getting the timing right.
Then, soon after figuring out what that something was that needed to be said, I realized that there would never be a perfect time and there would be no easy way to say it. So, for better or worse, I submit the following missive to you.
It doesn’t matter what you think of Kim Clement.
Kim Clement, possibly the most popular modern day prophet of our day, has died at 60 years old. In a CharismaNews article, “Watchman on the Wall,” Jennifer LeClaire announced:
The prophetic worshiper has experienced health issues, including a brain bleed, for more than a year. Last December, he suffered a brain aneurysm doctors said was likely caused by an infection in his heart. The family issued a statement on the sad loss.
“It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our beloved Kim has died and passed into glory, and is now in the presence of his Lord, his best friend, Jesus. Kim was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and complications due to his diseased lungs, and his body was just too weak to combat the illness.”
Contrary to what many of you may think, I will not dispute the fact that Kim Clement did “many wonderful works.” Most notable, in my view, was his adoption of children with special needs. Such deeds cannot and will not be challenged – they speak for themselves.
Having said that, I will not change my opinion that Kim Clement was a biblically-certified false prophet. I know that many of you, like Jennifer LeClaire, have differing opinions. But the truth of the matter is our opinions mean absolutely nothing, nor do our feelings about the situation.
It is the Word of God that matters… always.
Kim Clement’s “wonderful works” mean nothing.
Speaking of false prophets (see entire context of Matthew 7:15-23), the Master said:
Many will say to Me in that day, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?” And then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”
From the words of our Messiah – in whole we claim to believe – it can be correctly deduced that the good deeds that you do in His name mean absolute “squat” when it comes to YOU knowing HIM. Regardless of how wonderful and kind the deeds you perform in His name are to humanity. Regardless of if you are Kim Clement, Mother Teresa, Heidi Baker or Bill Johnson, if you “practice lawlessness” you will be told to “depart.”
That’s right. Your works are “dead works” if you also “practice lawlessness.”
What is “lawlessness”?
The Greek word for “lawlessness” is “anomia” which means “the condition of being without law.” It’s root is “anomos” which specifically means “destitute of mosaic law.” I know that flies in the face of Christian doctrine, but the Messiah said it. Go to Him if you have an issue with it.
Nonetheless, his friends, supporters and admirers will eulogize Kim as one of the greats.
Publications like Charisma Magazine and the Elijah List have a vested interest in validating Kim’s ministry because it supports the position held by the organizations and their benefactors which affects (dramatic music ensues)… their reader’s opinion and the bottom line. So there is no way that they will give you an honest assessment of Kim and his ministry.
In another Charisma article, Jennifer LeClaire relays what Cindy Jacobs recently told her:
Kim Clement was one of the most anointed prophetic psalmist that I have ever known. As I heard of his passing, I had a vision of him in heaven. He was leading the song of the nations with tens of thousands of voices. As they sang, new sounds were released into the earth, and they were then sung on earth. The great cloud of witnesses is rejoicing today that he has come home to release his voice into these new songs.
After which Jennifer gives her hearty “Amen” and goes on to discuss how “parroting and presumption” shouldn’t belong in the prophetic movement. The irony is she fully supports the prophets who “parrot” and “presume” in their ministry and then tries to pin the accusation of “parroting and presumption” on those who would hold the prophets accountable to the Word of God!
“What I’m seeing is far too much parroting and presumption in the prophetic, and this at a time when the true prophets are seeing mass attack – even unto death.” 
But should Kim Clement be included among those who are deemed “true prophets?”
Kim Clement endorsed Pope Francis.
Over and above all of the obvious (and ignored) unfulfilled prophecies that Kim Clement gave to his faithful fans, probably the most offensive and telling was his prophetic endorsement of Pope Francis as “God’s Chosen.” This should have been a huge “red flag” to anyone with “ears to hear.” This should have caused even the LEAST discerning to cross Kim’s name off of the list of possible prophets, but nobody in the charismatic or prophetic denominations even batted an eye.
True to form, the Elijah List quickly and shamelessly got behind their biggest money maker and Charisma magazine, unsurprisingly, did the same.
This unflinching support shown by these publications and others like them should be a glaring example of just how quickly and shamelessly man-made ministries will whore out their support for the Charismatic cause.
But the real Messiah – the One they claim to believe and obey – said:
Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
This should “seal the deal” for most people as to whether or not Kim was a real prophet, but it won’t. Even though the Father NEVER said that people would speak well and adore a true prophet, even though Kim had a HUGE following of adoring fans who wouldn’t dream of blaspheming their blessed idol, the very scriptural logic of the situation will evade their mental grasp.
According to the Word of Most High, the false prophet will be the FIRST to tell you “Go up to [insert any city], and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the king’s hand.” (1 Kings 22) These smooth talkers were in king’s courts and enjoyed the favor of all, but their prophecies were birthed out of a lying spirit sent by God Himself. (2 Chronicles 18:22)
Kim Clement was a biblically-certified false prophet.
I realize that to say someone is “biblically-certified” as a false prophet is a bold statement and many of you will probably write me off as arrogant, but let me assure you that I don’t feel proud in the slightest. I’m simply looking at what the Word of God has to say about false prophets and agreeing with what it says.
This year, I wrote a book called Prophetic Masquerade In this book, I list out 10 distinguishing marks of a false prophet taken directly out of Scripture, that you can use to gauge whether or not a prophet is true or false.
The Word says more than once that “a matter is established by 2 or 3 witnesses” (Deuteronomy 19:15, 2 Corinthians 13:1). If the Word of God is true, and it is, once an alleged prophet/prophetess fits any 2 or 3 of the following marks, you can guarantee they are a “biblically-certified” false prophet. It is established.
- False Prophets Look like Sheep
- False Prophets Always Draw a Crowd
- False Prophets Speak Presumptuously
- False Prophets Lead You Away from God’s Commands
- False Prophets Mimic the Spirit of God
- False Prophets Have False Dreams and Visions
- False Prophets Always Have an Encouraging Word
- False Prophets Won’t Have an Original Thought
- False Prophets Perform Miracles, Signs and Wonders
- False Prophets Produce Bad Fruit
Most of the mainstream prophets of today will match anywhere from 3 to 7 of these distinguishing marks. I can say with the utmost confidence that Kim Clement matched all 10. There is no doubt in my mind that he will be among those who say:
…and I take no pleasure in saying that. I grieve for his misguided soul and I grieve for his wife and kids and pray that they receive healing for their loss.
Like Mr. Clement, I am a fallible man and I am no better than he was.
I dread the idea of hearing “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” So, knowing that “iniquity” means “lawlessness,” I do my best to obey the teaching and instruction of the Master. This teaching didn’t come about 4000 years after He created mankind… this was something He had in place from the beginning.
That’s where Mr. Clement and I differ. My heart is circumcised… his was not. Oh, I know he and his fans probably thought it was, but his (and their) definition do not match the definition of Scripture.
I guarantee it.
As harsh as it sounds, Kim Clement was a liar and didn’t even know it.
Nothing can be more pitiful than being guilty of living and perpetuating a lie and being oblivious to it, but that’s what happened to Mr. Clement. This is backed up not by my opinion, but by the very Word of the Living God.
He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
As far as I’m concerned, that verse is a slam-dunk that transcends any opinion.
Like I said at the beginning, I’m not going to contest Kim’s “wonderful works.” It is doubtless that he showed love and compassion to the children, it is doubtless that he could lead worship, it is doubtless that he prophesied in the name of the Lord.
It is also doubtless that he was a false prophet because he did not walk according to the commandments of the unchangeable Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob set forth from the beginning. He didn’t walk in them and he didn’t instruct others to walk in them… he distracted his listeners with his skillful music, false prophecies and a self-proclaimed “higher revelation.”
And the ignorant were all too eager to follow, which is heartbreaking.
You see, I believe that Kim Clement was an unwitting accomplice to the enemy’s plan. And though his family and the so-called church mourns His loss, the Kingdom rejoices. Not because a man has died, not because that same man is supposedly “leading the song of the nations with tens of thousands of voices,” (like Cindy Jacobs claims) but because there is one less deceptive voice in the world to hinder the repentance of the people.
This is the Bigger Prophetic Picture
You see, in the grand scheme of things, this isn’t about Kim. Kim is just another false prophet in a long line of false prophets that started somewhere around the time when Balaam got kicked off his ass. Ironically, Balaam’s prophetic eyes were also blinded by the potential reward.
This isn’t about a man, but an industry. It is the institutions who support these (mostly) unwitting and misguided deceivers that are the real criminals – elevating them to near demigod status while they are alive and coming in to feed off of their erroneous “legacies” like vultures when they die.
Count on it. They will try to squeeze every last buck and every ounce of notoriety out of this situation.
Look for TBN to put together some kind of video tribute (for only a love gift of $20 or more, if you act now). Keep watch for endless eulogies from Charisma magazine and a heartfelt post on “my friend Kim” from the Elijah List.
This is what they are good at.
Certainly a portion of God’s wrath is saved specifically for these corrupt entities. Count on them to start the next headhunt for a new “man of power for the hour” very, very soon.
Meanwhile there is an entire generation of “prophetic” 20-somethings waiting for their chance to make history and take their place in the charismatic “hall of fame.”
I pray that some will repent before it’s too late.