Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter
times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving
spirits and doctrines [taught by] demons... (1 Tim 4:1 NKJ)
THOSE WHO WANT TO REPRODUCE
Please see the important
message at the bottom of this article
Introduction: A Word of Warning
Please do not think of this study as some dry, dusty piece
of theological scholarship with no relevance for you today!
That is about as far from the facts as you could go! These
men and women have their spiritual guns aimed at YOU and at
ME - for we are the rebels, WE ARE THE ANTICHRIST in their
eyes! We deserve nothing but to die at their hands, and they
have a divine commission to do away with us, for we are standing
in their way. (I hope to prove this to you, using their own
They are setting up, even right now, today, a governmental
structure that they plan to impose not only upon the churches,
but the entire world in time. If you do not obey your elders,
you are OUT. You are a dangerous, rebellious, old-order pharisee,
fit only for the dungheap.
Not only that, but the hardcore leadership of this movement
is, I believe, now empowered by fallen spiritual forces so
powerful that - if we did not know God - we should tremble!
We cannot take this lightly, brothers and sisters. We cannot
pass this off as scare tactics or mindless prophetic drivel,
much though we might be tempted to do so. They are deadly serious,
and they have the backing of satan AND (according to the scriptures)
GOD HIMSELF - for God will withdraw his restraints and give
the saints into their hands for a season. God must test their
resolve. He must see what is in their hearts, and He must see
who will absent themselves from this plan before it goes too
far. [Some may repent, and God is merciful!].
Judgement Begins at
the House of God
The revivalists believe that God is going to "judge"
all those who are now opposing the revival, and remove them
out of the way.
Bob Jones in his 1998 message given in Hamilton, Ontario said
"For I do say, get ready for a new canopy (covering),
it's in Isaiah 4:4-6, for I'm getting ready to purge the church
with fire and to destroy the filthiness of Zion in an awesome
way." Many others say the same thing:
"Have I not said 'judgment' begins with the house
of God?... and what is judgment? It is the prophetic proclamation
of the righteous decree of the purpose of advancing the Kingdom
of God, it is the judicial decree of the Righteous Judge
bringing the Kingdom to bear in the earth. THIS is the judgment
that begins with the 'house' of God... and do I dwell in
temples made with hands?... NO, for YOU are My temple, My
'house'! As this judgment is brought to bear in My 'house'
and My Kingdom authority is operating within you, THEN My
Kingdom is brought to bear upon the kingdoms of this world.
I AM forming a spotless, holy people, a 'temple' from which
to reign as the kingdoms of this world become the Kingdom
of the Lord and His Christ.
As I bring this judgment within My 'house', indeed the 'man
of sin' is revealed that Christ may appear, for as long as
the wheat and the tares are together, the FULLNESS of the
Christ is concealed. Is not the 'man of sin' (that which
has mixed allegiances, a kingdom divided against itself,
a form of Godliness but denying the authority thereof by
regarding iniquity in the heart) even NOW sitting in the
'temple' (know ye not that your body is the 'temple') and
proclaiming he is sovereign?
Know that as the SEPARATION is coming forth, Christ is
being revealed in His 'temple'- His chosen, and Christ shall
slay the 'man of sin' in the 'temple' in prophetic proclamation
- the breath of His lips, and all shall be gathered together
in ONE in CHRIST, for it is the restitution of all things."
[DOUG FORTUNE: Trumpet
Call. Apostolic/Prophetic Bulletin KINGDOM AUTHORITY!
Aug 15, 1999]
This statement above is a good example of the sonship/LR/revival
doctrines. The judgement is brought to bear BY the elected
Remnant (the chosen temple) AGAINST those who oppose the forward
march of their earthly "kingdom" and it identifies
the MAN OF SIN (Antichrist) as those who do not conform to
their doctrines, those having "mixed allegiances"
and not having received the new revelations and the new spirit
of the revival movement! The "christ" - actually
the Corporate Christ - will SLAY this man of sin! It could
not be more clear.
Bill Burns of Faith Tabernacle put it this way:
"I, the Lord, have risen up out of My holy habitation.
No longer will I sit still in the heavenlies, for it is time
for My warriors to arise. ..Let the edge [of the sword] be
set against every unholy alliance that has come against My
word and against the presence of My power and against My
purpose. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and under His
banner you shall go forth. His banner is the banner of blood.
I call you to take the land; I call you to become the "cutters
down" of every altar and every idol and every high place
established throughout." [Prophecy by Bill Burns, Faith
Tabernacles - July, 1999]
The Old Order is the Enemy
"I am about to do a NEW thing, not an old
thing or even a rebuilt thing, but a NEW thing. I shall not
add to an old thing or even remake one to look new. There
is great sadness in Me for there are only a few that will
hear this and receive it.
THE DAYS OF THE PHARISEE'S [sic] ARE ABOUT TO END!
THE DAYS OF THE MOCKERS OF GOD ARE ABOUT TO END!
THE DAYS OF ALL THOSE THAT DESPISE ME ARE ABOUT TO END! THE
DAYS OF RELIGION ARE SURELY NUMBERED! (his emphasis)
As my glory settles upon the land, those that are religious
shall not receive me. They shall not accept what I do as
it shall expose the error of their ways. The church that
is stagnant shall die. The church that is dead shall decay. Words in Due Season: (Sponsored
by: Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling CO.) By William Hawkins:
email@example.com August 27th, 1999.
For another, even more explicit, statement of the coming judgement
on rebels, see "Glory
or Terror?" from "A Trumpet Call" apostolic
site. He heads the "prophecy" with a statement that
it is NOT speaking of the actual physical return of Jesus Christ,
yet the word goes on to predict the soon coming of the "Holy
Warrior clad with zeal and vengeance" who "shall
avenge the blood of the innocent" and "there shall
be a great outpouring of wrath upon those who have rebelled
against me"... and more. Remember, this is NOT speaking
of the physical Second Coming!
Steve Hill, of Brownsville, makes similar statements in a message
given in January 1998. He says that there's something big
on the horizon and the day of the Lord's returning is near
(that is, as we now know, the revealing of "Christ"
in his BODY.) He then warns the sceptics, the religious ones
to FEAR what is about to happen, for God says:
"the violent will be overcome by the violent, my Spirit's
wooing is about to cease. No one will grieve me any more.
No one will quench my spirit any more. No one will resist
me anymore. Their days are OVER. Let them know, the warm
season of grace and mercy will soon be turned to a chilling
winter of judgement and wrath; the warm days of my wooing
will be exchanged for the fiery days of my vengeance..."
It is taught that those in the churches who have not "moved
on" from the ordinary pentecostal experience to the "new
thing" of the revival will not only be left behind when
the glory comes, but will find themselves robbed of their former
ministry and exiled to the "outer court" of the temple
at that time:
"All those who do not go through the vail have to
go to the outer court. Today many have been enjoying the
grace of God, and operating in the supernatural realm of
the Spirit in one degree or another. But we see a transition
taking place. Either they are going on to higher heights
in the Spirit, moving behind the vail toward the Holy of
Holies, or they are losing what they did have.
Pentecostal churches are going back to the formality and
respectability of the traditional denominations. You see
it everywhere. I know there are exceptions, and thank God
for them. But you will have to choose. Either IN or OUT.
This "part" realm is passing away. Either move on to the
fulness of the Spirit, behind the vail, or you will find
yourself without the gifts and the supernatural working of
the Spirit as in days gone by. ... those who have retreated
to the outer court will not be among that "Zadok" company
mentioned in Ezekiel chapter 44 who minister in the Holy
of Holies unto the Lord." [Bill Britton - Light Out
of Shadows, Chap 2]
And from the tape on 'Joel's Army' by Jack Deere:
"When this army comes...everybody will either submit
to the proclamations of the sons of God and submit to the
son of God, or they will harden their hearts and resist it,
and when they get through, it will truly be a burnt over
field. It will truly be a burnt over field of God's judgement
with either submission or rebellion now made apparent to
everyone. Nothing will escape them....
When this army prays, the earth is going to tremble. When
this army prays, the earth is going to open up and swallow
its adversaries....the people are going to fall down. People
are going to shake and tremble and quake under the power
of this army that is coming - people like Saul, carnal Christians,
people that are hostile, like that army that came to get
Jesus in John 18 - those 600 soldiers fell on their faces
when he stepped out of those shadows and said "I am
And from a more recent message by a respected leader of the
revival, Bobby Conner:
"The definition of the word revolution is "an overthrow
of a corrupt government." We are not talking about the White
House here; we are talking about the church house. God is
going to take the government of the church out of the hands
of man and put it back into the hands of the Son of God.
[As it appears from other quotes in this article, he must
mean the Corporate Christ!] ...There is no more of this comfortable
and complacent Christianity. That's over with. Jesus Christ
said it this way: "You are either for me or you are against
me. You are either gathering in or you are scattering abroad."
This fence sitting, fence straddling is over with. We are
either for Him or we are against Him. We have got to become
much more militant than we are. ["Revolution
in the church" by Bobby Conner, from a video made
at a meeting near Cincinnati, OH 5/29/99]
Traditional ways must go
"'A Prophetic Word': Stand up Church and shake off
the dust. Release yourselves from the chains that keep you
bound to tradition, rituals, rules and regulations."[Words
in Due Season: (Sponsored by: Faith Tabernacle of Kremmling
Over and over, the blame for delaying the coming of the kingdom
of God, and causing the Church's supposed 'failure' in all
areas is laid at the door of the "religious" who
turn out to be those who hold to traditional values and doctrines.
One major leader of the revival, from the beginning, is Marc
Dupont. In his article, "The Next Wave", he uses veiled threats
of judgement on all who refuse to accept the new revelations.
First he identifies what is hindering the revival's power -
I sensed [the Lord] say: "This is the condition of my Church.
There is so much criticism, legalism, and pharisaism in the
Church that the Church needs to soak and soak in my love and
He then compares and contrasts Saul and David and Solomon's
Temple. These figures are often used in the revival to denote
the old order and the new, David being the new king ordained
by God. Dupont says that the Temple was "built as a place
of worship and prayer, [but] over the years its purpose was
diluted to ritual alone. It was no longer the home of real
prayer and worship. Israel had rejected the time of their
visitation, and had previously killed prophets in the name
of preserving outward religious respectability and tradition.
Jesus, therefore, brought judgment against the people, and
the monument was demolished some 70 years later. The Lord impressed
upon me quite clearly, that this is also happening now."
"The winds of the Spirit are blowing and many people
are coming into great freedom. But judgment will come to
leaders who have been fighting the Holy Spirit in order to
maintain outward respectability...
But God is going to choose His army and invest it with authority.
Authority will be removed from those who are trying to preserve
tradition and hang on to outward religious respectability
and be given to those who seek Him with abandonment.
God's authority will come upon the Church in a greater and
more visible way. While judgment will come for some, promotion
will come for others. Rosh Hashanah, therefore, represents
not only a celebration of great joy, but also a change in
the governing authority to man from God... The exciting news
is that this unveiling of authority and outpouring of increased
anointing is no longer for a Christian elite of select leaders.
It is for the whole Church.
Unfortunately, rather than recognizing the present time as
a chosen time of God's visitation, many continue with "business
as usual." The danger, of course, is that we can miss the
time of our visitation like the Israelites did, and find
ourselves under judgment. While this outpouring is wonderful,
it nevertheless has deeply serious implications."
In some circles these religious types are not just an irritation,
but are the Man of Sin himself. The planned purging is not
designed to root out the many charlatans, frauds, cheats, adulterers,
liars and abusive leaders who really do savage the flocks,
but the humble little Joe in the pew and the minister minding
his own business who happens to oppose the Toronto Blessing
and the laughing revival! THIS is the so-called enemy of the
Glory, and he must GO.
Standing on the written word of God is almost a crime in the
revival, and marks you out as an old-order Christian. This
must be explained, as there are those who see the antagonism
as inexplicable and therefore unbelievable. The truth is that
the doctrine underpinning the revival is that of the mystical
and dominionist cults who have always believed that the kingdom
must be brought to earth by believers through spiritual transformation.
Transition to the Third Day Church
As I explained in my other article on this subject, "The
New Thing", one forerunner of the sonship/latter-rain
teachers was the mystic Joachin of Fiore who taught that history
consisted of a certain number of allegorical "days":
First the Day of the Father in which the Old Testament
Law prevailed - this was the Day of the Flesh-Realm;
Secondly, the Day of the Son, a period of Grace in which
New Testament salvation prevailed - this was the realm
of the Soul and Mind;
Thirdly, the "third-day" would arrive in which
the Church (or, a certain number of enlightened ones) would
enter into a SPIRITUAL realm. In this day, the emphasis
shifted off the written word of God into direct, spiritual
revelation given to each man by God. Salvation would be
a direct and personal power-encounter with God, not a matter
of mental reasoning and intelligent understanding.
Furthermore, in each era, there would be an "overlap"
in which the old order was still in existence but was passing
away, and in which the old-order followers clung on to their
old ways and resisted change. But always the new age would
dawn and the survivors would move on.
The period of changing over from the old order to the new
order is called TRANSITION.
The Chuck Pierce newsletter for April 17th, 1999 carried an
article about the Third Day Church in which he stated:
"I believe Exodus 19 is a "now" word for the Body of
Christ. . . .Then the Lord said, "Go to the people and consecrate
them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes,
and let them be ready for the third day . . . Be ready for
the THIRD DAY" I believe we have entered into the "third
day" historical season of the Church." [Apostle Chuck
Pierce's newsletters Apr 1999 Glory of Zion Ministries Denton,
Earlier this year, Chuck Pierce spoke about the Third Day
Church and prophesied that this transition would be complete
by October 1999. Whatever view we take on such time-setting
prophecies, it is none the less interesting that their time
scale is so immediate. Are we now living in the days when the
old religious traditions that have been in place for nearly
2000 years are to be overthrown by a spiritually-driven new
leadership whose means of communication with God and the flock
is revelation knowledge, visions, dreams and prophecies?
Pierce was addressing the meeting "National School of
the Prophets: Mobilizing the Prophetic Office for the Next
Century" held January 28 -30, 1999 at Colorado Springs,
Colorado. Speakers included: C. Peter Wagner, Paul Cain, Chuck
Pierce, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon, Dutch Sheets, Rick Joyner,
Kingsley Fletcher, Mike Bickle, Jim Laffoon, Barbara Wentroble
and Ted Haggard. At the same meeting, Barbara Wentroble, spoke
about the dying of the old ways:
"The Sons of God are led by the Spirit of God! ...
This is a Season of Separation -- those things that were
treasures in the last move are junk in the new move, and
vice versa.---We are the People of the Third Day. ... The
Jordan speaks of death -- the Apostolic is holding water
aside for God's people to cross over the river. Many things
are dying -- old ways, practices, etc."
From the above it can plainly be seen that holding to the
written word of God, to the old church traditions and ways
of worship, and even to the "old" gospel covenant
(!! an issue I will address shortly) mark out a Christian today
as belonging to the day of the Mind and Soul, rather than the
Spirit, and it is expected that such a person will resist or
even violently oppose the coming of the Age of the Spirit,
To confirm my findings, visit one of the "Third Day Church"
sites - "Third-Day Churches".
Using another analogy, Gwen from the "Christ Temple"
site likens the legalistic old ways to Mount Sinai where the
OT law was given, and the new dimension in the spirit as Mount
Zion where believers are perfected and spiritually transformed
in the New Jerusalem with a new covenant. (Heb 12:18-24) (Particularly
note that "new covenant", again).
"The Bible uses "types" and "shadows" as examples
for God's children, and God uses these places (Mt. Sinai
and Mt. Zion) to give an apt description of what He desires.
Mt. Sinai represents legalism and tradition, fear and bondage.
God is calling us out of this place. He is calling us to
go up to Mt. Zion, which represents a new covenant, a new
dimension (especially in praise and worship), and a priesthood
of believers! ["Christ Temple" - "Restoring God's Glory"!]
A New Covenant - Revelation, not Words
It would be logical, since each of the previous historical
"days" of the system was governed by a covenant with
God (The first Day was the OT covenant of Law, the second was
the NT covenant of Grace) that third day should also to be
governed by a covenant.
This thought, abhorrent as it may seem, is found in a number
of prophecies and messages around the Internet sites. Just
as the Old Covenant gave way to and was superseded by the New
Covenant of Jesus, so they say another and better covenant
will be brought in by the latter-day God-Man, the Saviour of
Bob Jones, in his "Shepherd's Rod for 1999" teaches
that the "truth" is the revelation/rhema-word that
will be given to the apostles. It is the apostles who have
the task of re-educating the believers:
"In previous years we have mentioned the preparation
and emergence of the inspired priesthood to provide the Rhema
word of God for this season. That order is now coming to
a place of maturity and will begin to encounter the Lord
in the pillar of cloud receiving the true revelation of the
Word and its application for this generation. The inspired
priests will provide a sanctifying Light that will prepare
the body in righteousness. Like apples of gold in settings
of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances. There
is coming the revelation of God's Truth and His Word to such
a degree that the whole world will take notice as the Lord's
priests present the Spoken Word in due season."
One man who teaches extensively about the new church government
is Bob Nevels aka Bar Jona at his site http://www.barsjona.org/
which is crammed with eye-opening literature from the apostles
and prophets. (Those affiliated with this ministry include
Andrew Strom and Tommy Thompson - whose comments on the spirit
of Elijah I have previously mentioned.)
In a number of commentaries on scriptures, he outlines the
new covenant and what it means:
"These three verses, plus several ancillaries, show
more detail of the transition. First is shown God doing away
with the old covenant and the fellowship of the institutional
church. Zec. 11:7 is a view of the very end times, just before
the trumpet judgments. This is the time when the Lord Jesus
breaks the fellowship and the old covenant to which the institutional
church has subscribed...
The man-child is caught up to heaven, just as was Paul (2
Cor. 12:2). That is, the operational sphere for the man-child
is heaven. The sun-clothed woman is an overcoming church,
characterized by a perfect government of teachers, standing
on the new covenant.
These spiritual ministers shall operate under the New Covenant.
That is, they shall not just have head knowledge of God's
laws, but shall have the deepest kind of heart understanding
thereof. This heart understanding, which comes only to the
converted, shall govern everything these spiritual overcoming
NOTE - here he tells us what the new covenant consists of:
spiritual revelation rather than "head knowledge".
Bar Jona continues:
" A key issue within the three-church context is the
way judgment is applied by the church fathers. It must be
based, not on institutional doctrine, but on real-time rhema-word
hearing of Jesus. It must be from the specific to the general,
rather than vice-versa."
This contradicts conventional Church practice, and sets the
whole issue of bible interpretation on its head.
Up to now, general commands and statements in the word of
God have been interpreted to deal with specific matters and
issues, yet here the reverse is commanded. It is suggested
that specific prophecies or revelations (personal prophecies,
perhaps, or visions) must be applied to general conditions
within the church. In other words, single revelations from
single individuals will govern doctrine for the whole church!
Taken to extremes, this impels the new-order followers to
condemn and damn all those who keep to the old covenant and
the traditional gospel. See the following. The article begins
with a scripture quote of the glory cloud in the temple.
"And the Most High shall be revealed upon the seat of judgment
.... but ONLY JUDGMENT SHALL REMAIN .... Those of you still
piddling around with "worm-filled" manna are out of time
and season with God and the Court, Ecclesiastes 3:1,6, Acts
1:7. There was a time when the gospel of repentance replaced
the Law of Moses and the Old Testament practices. Now the
JUDGE-MENT (thoughts) has replaced the gospel of repentance
and New Testament practices and traditions. ONLY THE GLORY
OF GOD .... THE WORD (THOUGHTS) OF THE SUPREME JUDGE ...
REMAINS! No man's words, theories, doctrines and exercise
of past traditions can enter in the "GLORY" and have value
because of the AUTHORITY OF THE JUDGE IN OUR COURT. [his
emphasis in capitals. From "The
Glory of the Judge." )
The revelation knowledge is referred to by sonship disciples
as "truth" and those who do not move in their circles
and oppose such revelations of new doctrines are "suppressing
the truth". That is why they "must be destroyed".
"John the Baptist knew of the coming day of judgment,
but the Pharisees and Sadducees knew nothing of it....Disobedience,
ungodliness, unrighteousness, and hypocrisy all usually entail
the suppression of truth. [Riss then outlines the judgement
that will fall upon disobedience]...However, we must not
depend upon our past experience of deliverance from disobedience
to save us from the wrath to come. [Richard Riss in "Preparing
For The Coming of Christ"]
Riss makes it clear that just "being saved" will
not protect anyone from coming under the wrath of God in the
endtimes and being judged and destroyed along with the wicked.
Riss reasons that the disobedience that impels God to destroy
the wicked has to do with "the suppression of truth"
- therefore it is those modern-day "pharisees" who
come under judgement, whether saved or not! Many times throughout
his article he explains that knowing God and being saved are
not enough to deliver a Christian from the wrath to come, but
it is necessary to fall into line with the new revelations
and the emerging new order to be spared!
"The golden oil is about to flow, and the first manifestation
of the Sons of His Glory is going to be candlestick light
which is revelation knowledge. --- I will prophesy to you,
"1999 will be known as the Year of His Justice." His justice
will bring both blessings and curses.... Blessings will go
forth for the obedient and curses for the disobedient in
dramatic ways. There is going to come a mighty impartation
of Christ's authority to the Sons of Glory who will demonstrate
the power of His kingdom with awesome signs and wonders following.
I am already witnessing a new boldness in His servants, but
before the fullness of His authority is demonstrated by the
Sons of Glory, revelation knowledge will come forth like
a mighty rushing river." [Bill Burns, Faith Tabernacle]
It seems clear, then, that this "new covenant" for
the third age has to do with revelation knowledge, rather than
the written word of God. The "religious spirit" despised
by so many revival groups is none other than the one operating
in those who still cling to the traditional doctrine of the
scriptures, and apply intellectual reasoning, debate, reason
and mindful examination of those scriptures.
Bob Jones, helped by his scribe Keith Davis, clearly condemns
such mental applications as part of the dying old order, and
he identifies it as the "abomination of desolation"
in the Temple of God:
"The religious spirit directs the people to sanctify
themselves but only in their minds ministering to them the
"flesh of swine" and "mice". These two Biblically unclean
animals represent unsanctified nourishment presented to the
people through the soul of man rather than the Holy Spirit.
These could depict intellectual comprehension and opinions
of the Scriptures apart from the divine revelation released
through the Spirit of Truth. This is abominable in the sight
of the Lord...
The abomination of desolation described in Daniel 11:31 &
Matthew 24:15 foretells the operation of this spirit sustaining
the people from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. We
are the Temple of God and must be sanctified in Truth. The
Lord described it as vain worship to honor Him with our lips,
yet removing our hearts far from Him teaching for doctrine
the precepts of men. The religious spirit introduces into
the Church the spirit of the world nullifying the Grace of
God. The views of Truth necessary to purify the church are
not such as the world gives, but are such as are communicated
by the Spirit of God." ["The Religious Spirit"
by Bob Jones and Keith Davis.]
Killing the Dragon
Another "prophet" speaks of opponents as "the
beast system" of Revelation:
"The infrastructure of revival must be built in this
country, before gross darkness falls. From that infrastructure,
the remnant of Kingdom believers will make war with the Beast
system that seeks to destroy us lest we emerge in power.
We will walk in supernatural power and vision that will confound
our accusers. We will plunder the enemies camp. Will we demonstrate
the powers of the age to come." ["Who
am I?" [Nov. 13, 1998]
This immediately raises the question of who or what is the
"beast system". The Bible talks about the reign of
the beasts of Revelation as being the most evil powers ever
to walk the earth. These beast individuals and empires are
destroyed by the breath of the Lord at His coming. However,
the sonship/revival devotees have a very different conception
of the beast system.
Stated simply, they believe they are "of the Spirit"
and their religious opponents are "walking in the flesh,
not the Spirit". Since the flesh-realm and mental reasoning
is mere "animal life" as opposed to "spiritual
life" they see those who do not join them in their spiritual
high-jinks as being "of the beast-nature". Thus,
by one huge leap in deduction, they portray their opponents
as The Beast of Revelation!
Having been identified as the "man of sin", the
"beast system" and the "abomination of desolation",
we - and all like us who do not subscribe to these doctrines
- are marked for judgement!
If we are (even though Christians - see Richard Riss) part
of the antichrist rebellion, then it is obvious that there
are "no holds barred" in destroying us! No amount
of suffering should be spared, since people like us oppose
the New Order and deserve only to be turned out of the church,
put to flight and even killed. As we have seen, the day of
mercy has turned into the day of judgement - there is no longer
a covenant of grace, but now a merciless purging of all that
hinders the setting up of the kingdom across the entire earth.
If you do not submit to this, you are doomed. Be warned! Are
you ready to stand up for your faith, and for Jesus Christ
the Saviour, and to "contend earnestly" for the scriptural
doctrines delivered ONCE (and not at any subsequent time) to
the saints of God's Church. (Jude 1:3)
How will they justify killing us? Can they really be planning
to do so? YES! Here is one quote that argues for such a thing.
It comes from a woman in the revival called Jeannie Withrow,
a worship leader and member of the prophetic music group "Number
8".. She shares "A few things the Lord has been showing
me about the Sons of Thunder prophesy as given to James Ryle."
She links the biblical Sons of Thunder, James and John, with
the modern-day overcomers who are full of zeal for the Lord's
ways. In Luke 9:51-56, the Sons of Thunder offer to call down
fire from heaven on those who reject Jesus. Jesus, however,
rebukes James and John and says "You do not know what manner
of spirit you are of. For the Son of Man did not come to destroy
men's lives but to save them."
However, today, she argues, the modern-day Sons of Thunder
DO know "what spirit they are of" because they have
the "new revelation" of the revival, and are therefore
ready to call down fire to kill the enemies of Jesus!
"The new Sons of Thunder will know 'what manner of
spirit' they are of, because they have the Holy Spirit. God
is also pouring out a new anointing and revelation through
the Holy Spirit for the end times harvest. Along with this
will come miracles (evidence of God's power) and greater
understanding. Whenever there has been an outpouring of the
Holy Spirit it is always accompanied by greater revelation
and this is the understanding of 'what manner of spirit'
we are of. John and James wanted to call down fire from Heaven
to consume the Samaritans and, we presume, to kill them.
The new Sons of Thunder will actually call down fire from
Heaven in the form of the 'Consuming Fire' manifestation
of God, and it will in fact cost the lives of some."
The doctrines of this new move are playing right into the
hands of our pagan and secular foes, who have for years wanted
to get rid of all true Christians. The New Age has been planning
an "earth cleansing" for many years, but now we see
huge sections of the Church also nodding in agreement! Here
is a statement found on a gnostic site. In an identical way
to the sonship/LR believers, it speaks of the woman giving
birth to a divine Manchild who is to rule with a rod of iron.
It, too, identifies the opponents of this divine "child"
"The Divine Woman, a central figure of Revelations,
is the Comforter Herself. The crown of stars indicates that
Her authority and heritage is of the Divine Father, the moon,
upon which She resides is another symbol of the feminine.
As the Divine Mother She is giving birth, ie. self-realisation,
and succeeds in producing a man-child. A man, indicating
spiritual maturity and dynamic action, and yet a child symbolising
purity of heart and that quality of innocence which Christ
taught was essential to enter into the state of Heavenly
The child, having the mystic awareness of self-realisation,
rules over the nations indicating command of the earthly
plane as well as over the inner country, the chakra system.
The child of the Divine mother is a Gnostic adept! He rules
with an iron rod, the kundalini, which mercilessly slays
the forces of evil, the obstacles which obstruct her flow
through the chakra system. The dragon who stands over the
Woman as She labours waiting to devour the child could well
be the Churches. Their 2000 year vigil against the Divine
Feminine lest she produce a race of Gnostics is evident in
their manipulation and suppression of the scriptures. [They
mean the 'gnostic gospels', not the genuine scriptures.]
Revelations tells us that the Divine Children are destined
to overcome the beast and establish a New Age of divine awareness."
[From a Gnostic site "Knowledge
Need I point out here that we see the VERY SAME doctrines
of demons permeating both the new-age, the pagan and the religious
worlds, including many churches! See above the references to
the Manchild and his rule over the nations, his merciless opposition
to anything that hinders the 'flow of kundalini power', the
revelation knowledge (new awareness) that characterisies this
corporate child, and the identification of his enemy - the
(true) churches who oppose these teachings!
These are identical teachings, and once again we are reminded
of our central text that says in the last days some shall turn
away from the truth and give themselves over to the "doctrine
of demons". I don't believe we need look much further
than the above quote for proof of this condition in the church
(This study continues in the next section)
(c) Tricia Tillin 1999
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