The New Christianity Pt. 10 – Setting the Stage for “The False Prophet”

The “new Christianity” is paving the way for the false prophet of Revelation 13 by way of the contributions of the Charismatic movement, the “latter rain movement”, “the manifestation of the sons of God movement, and the “new apostolic reformation movement”, all of which have their origins in the 2nd century “Montanist” movement, and also seem to be influenced by the writings of “Jane Lead“, whose writings can be found on “JaneLead.org“. The contribution of these apocalyptic , charismatic, movements are doctrines, and end-times prophecies, that mirror Jane Lead’s 1679 prophecy which is stated below:

Prophecy of the Coming Kingdom

The coming of additional revelation from God to special believers:

6.  In this gradual opening of the mystery of the redemption in Christ, consists the unsearchable wisdom of God, which may continually reveal new and fresh things to the worthy searchers.

These special believers will proclaim their message from God throughout the world, and will it be followed by miraculous signs, so that they will be recognized as the true church.

10. The proclamation of this testimony of the Kingdom will be by the sound of a trumpet, to alarm all the nations of the earth, and more especially all the professions of Christianity, because it shall be attended with the power of acting all wonders.

11. So there shall be an authoritative decision given forth immediately from Christ, to the putting an end to all controversies concerning the true Church.

These special believers will be proven to be from God by way of the name of their God written on them as a sign of their authority, which will also separate them from false believers.

12. This decision will be by the actual sealing of the Members of this Church with the name of God, giving them a commission to act by virtue of the same. This new name will distinguish them from the SevenThousand Names of Babylon.

This “true church” will be brought forth by a virgin, just as Christ was brought forth by the power of the Holy Spirit through a virgin.

17. FOR—as a Virgin Woman brought forth Christ after the Flesh, so likewise a Virgin Woman is designed by GOD to bring forth the firstborn after the Spirit, who shall be filled with the Holy Ghost and with Power.

18. The VIRGIN that is hereto designed must be of a pure spirit, also of a clarified body, and all over Impregnated with the Holy Ghost.

This elite church, which bears the mark of their God, will perform signs and wonders so great that the whole world will be converted by them. Also, because of its divine power, this church will be given the status of the priesthood, the prophetic, and of royalty, and will rule the world.

19. This Church so brought forth, and signed with the Mark of the Divine Name, shall be adorned with miraculous gifts and powers beyond whatever yet has been.

20. Hereby all nations shall be brought into it, so that it shall be the Catholic Church, according to the genuine sense and utmost latitude of the word.

21. It must be an anointed Church, by which it may truly bear the name of Christ or Christian, being with Him anointed to the Priestly, Prophetical, and Royal Dignity.

This church will not be divided by denominations, but it will be unified with complete uniformity. Also, this church will be completely free from the presence of sin, and it must be, because Christ will not, return until the church has reached the state of sinless perfection.

22. Thus there will be no bonds or impositions: But the Holy Unction among these new born spirits will be all in all.

23. This Catholic and Anointed Church must be perfectly holy, as Christ Himself is holy; so that it may worthily bear the name of The Lord our Holiness and The Lord our Righteousness.

24. Until there be such a Church made ready upon the earth, so holy, so catholic, and so anointed, that is without all spot or wrinkle, and that is adorned as a Bride to meet her Bridegroom, Christ will not personally descend to solemnize this Marriage, and present the same to His Father.

25. But when the Bridal Church shall be made ready, and thoroughly cleansed and sanctified from every spot of defilement through the blood of Christ, then He will no longer delay His coming in person.

Everyone who is not apart of this sinless church will be rejected by God, so that the true church will be revealed to the world as faultless.

26. There is not this day visible upon the earth any holy, catholic, anointed and Bridal Church; all the churches and professions being found light when weighed in the balance. Therefore they are rejected by the Supreme Judge.

27. This rejection and condemnation will be for this end: that out of them a New and Glorious Church may rise up, in whom no fault shall be found, as He found none with the Philadelphian. (Rev. 3)

Through the great signs of its spiritual leaders, who Christ himself will operate through, this elite church will defeat Satan, and convert the whole world.

31. Then will it go on to multiply and propagate itself Universally; not only to the number of the Firstborn (which is 144,000) but also to the Remnant of the Seed: against whom the Dragon shall make continual war.

32. Therefore the Spirit of David shall most eminently revive in this Church, and most specially in some or other Selected Members of it, as the Blossoming Root which is to precede the day of Solomon in the blessed Millennium. These will have might given them to overcome the Dragon and his angels (even as David and his army overcame Goliath and the Philistines).

33. This will be the standing up of Michael the Great Prince of Israel; and will be as the appearance of Moses against Pharaoh, in order that the Chosen Seed may be brought out from their hard servitude.

34. Egypt is a figure of this servile creation, under which each one of Abraham’s Seed groans. But a Prophet and Prophetical Generation will the most High yet raise up, who shall deliver His people—by mere force of spiritual arms.

35. For which—there must be raised up certain head powers to bear the first shock, who are to be persons of great eminence and favor with the Trinity, whose dread and fear shall fall upon all nations (visible and invisible) because of the mighty acting power of the Holy Ghost which shall rest upon them.

36. For before Christ’s own distinct and personal appearance, He will first appear and represent Himself in some chosen vessel or vessels, anointed to be leaders unto the rest, and to bring them into the Promised Land—the new creation state.

Not only will this elite church reach sinless perfection, but it will become immortal, and through the power of their immortal bodies, they will restore the earth.

41. FOR—nothing must remain in this pure Church but what can remain in the fire. For as a Refiner will the Lord purify the Sons and Daughters, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto Him an offering in perfect righteousness.

42. Though the operation of the Holy Spirit in these waiters may for a long time contend with many infirmities and evils, yet if continually watched and kept warm, at the last it cannot but work out a perfect cure, and bring about a full and total redemption from the earth.

43. There may be some at present living, who may come to be thus fully and totally redeemed, having another body put on them, that is—one after the Priestly Order.

44. This Priestly Anointed body will render them impregnable, and qualify them for that high degree of spiritual government to which they are called.

45. THEREFORE it is required on our part to suffer the Spirit of Burning, to do upon us the refining work, fanning us with His Fiery Breath, and searching every part within us, until all is pure and clear, and we thereby arrive to this fixed body, from which the wonders are to flow out.

46. This body will be the sealing character of the Philadelphian Church.

53. There must be a manifestation of the Spirit, with which to edify and raise up this Church, suitable to the Resurrection of Christ.

54. This manifestation must be in the absoluteness of power, as well as in the beauty of holiness, so bringing down Heaven upon earth, and representing here the New Jerusalem state.

55. In order to which, spirits that are thus purely begotten and born of God can ascend to the New Jerusalem above, where their Head reigns in great majesty, and there receive such a mission, by which they shall be empowered to bring down to this world its transcendent glory.

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To learn about the various, heretical, charismatic, groups that mirror Jane Leads end-times prophecy, to this day, click on the link entitled “The Roots & Fruits of the New Apostolic Reformation“.

Jane lead’s prophecy does not, at all, reflect Christ’s description of the end-times. Instead of Christ foretelling the coming of an elite church, with great signs and wonders that will convert, and restore, the world, he describes world-wide deception, followed by great signs, to deceive the whole world.

Mark 13

21    And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
22    For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
23    But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

Also, Jesus did not describe the church reaching a state of sinless perfection before he returns. Instead, he described great lying wonders being perform so that the people who refused to repent, and believe the gospel, would be deceived by the antichrist.

2Thessaloians 2

8    And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9    Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10    And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11    And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12    That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
This is what Jesus said about those who want to see signs and wonders:

Matthew 16

4    A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign

In the great tribulation the world will fall prey to wolves in sheep’s clothing; particularly, “the false prophet”, who will convert the whole world into becoming worshipers of the antichrist, and these deceived people are the ones who will take the name of a false god on themselves. Also, Christ will not come into the world because his church is so powerful, but the antichrist will take over the world because of the power of the false prophet, who deceives the whole world with lying signs and wonders, and persecutes the true followers of God, because they are forbidden from worshiping, or taking the name of, another god.

Revelation 13

11    And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12    And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13    And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14    And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15    And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16    And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18    Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Therefore, those who follow the teachings of Jane Lead are following a Satanic movement. Furthermore, Jane Lead’s teachings, such as her teachings that God’s presence is in all things, reflects the teachings of the Theosophical Society, and the Rosicrucians, both of which are Satan worshiping cults, of the “Luciferian category“, which believes that God is really the devil, and that Lucifer is the true god, and savior of mankind.

To see how the false signs, and witchcraft, are at work in these charismatic movements, see the links below:

  1. Demons in Church
  2. Revival Fire Falls at ‘His Way Church’
  3. The Fire of God Hits Young People in South America
  4. The Day Star Network
  5. Kundalini Warning

Related articles are listed below:

  1. War on Consciousness Pt. 15 – Arts & Entertainment
  2. War on Consciousness Pt. 16 – Preparation for ‘The Mark‘”
  3. War on Consciousness Pt. 13 – The New Age Movement
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The IHOP Murder Case

The International House of Prayer (IHOP) is no stranger to the media, as seen in this CBN interview entitled “IHOP Revival: Kansas City“.  It is also no stranger to controversy. Nevertheless, the recent events has depicted the IHOP cult in a much darker light, as seen in the article below.

Kansas City Star

A clearer picture began to emerge Thursday about Tyler Deaton’s role at the International House of Prayer.

Deaton’s wife, Bethany Ann Deaton, was found dead in a parked van Oct. 30 at Longview Lake. Authorities initially believed she killed herself, but a week ago a man told police that he had killed her at the order of Tyler Deaton, who has been described as the charismatic leader of a religious sect.

The man who confessed to the killing, Micah Moore, a member of Deaton’s group, has been charged with first-degree murder. Deaton has not been charged. Prosecutors have acknowledged that he is under investigation.

Deaton’s group came from Texas to be part of the International House of Prayer, based in south Kansas City.

On Monday, Allen Hood, the president of the International House of Prayer, said in a statement that Deaton led his group independently and operated under a “veil of secrecy,” though members attended a school operated by IHOP. The statement also made reference to the group’s “disturbing religious practices.”

But a handout and website posting shows that as of Nov. 4 — five days after Bethany Deaton’s death — Tyler Deaton was a “division coordinator” on the administrative team of International House of Prayer friendship groups. The position is unpaid, according to another person who holds the same position and attended three recent meetings with Deaton.

For more information on the IHOP murder, click on the link entitled “Parents look for answers in nurse’s death“.

IHOP is part of a religious movement called “The New Apostolic Reformation”. It is an experienced based religion that is more “new age” than Christian, because its doctrine and practices built upon Roman Catholic doctrine, and mysticism. To learn more about the roots and history of this movement, click on the link entitled “New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) Latter Rain“. To see the present day activity of the New Apostolic Reformation, click on the link entitled “Kundalini Warning“.

Related articles are listed below:

  1. The New Christianity Pt. 8 – IHOP & Mike Bickle Partner with Roman Catholicism
  2. The New Christianity Pt. 6 – The “New Age” Experience-Based Religion

War on Consciousness Pt. 22 – The Occult Agenda

 

The following link entitled “The Occult Agenda“, is a lecture by pastor Joe Schimmel on modern day occultists’ attempt to make the practice of witchcraft popular among children, and Scriptures prohibition on occultism.

Authors of Confusion Pt. 19 – The Counter Reformation’s Oxford Movement and its Present Day Tactics

Noise of Thunder Radio

Chris goes back in time to show how Rome’s Counter Reformation continues to influence the modern world.  Several articles are referenced as Chris compares the world, especially England and America, to the world of 100 years ago.

To listen to the program, click on the link entitled “PAST TO PRESENT“.

To learn more about the tactics of the Counter Reformation through the Oxford Movement, click on the link entitled “The Secret History of the Oxford Movement“, by Walter Walsh – 1899.

The present day tactics of the Counter Reformation can be seen in Rome’s converting of Anglican priests to Roman Catholic priests.

The Guardian

In its 100-plus years Westminster Cathedral, the mother church of English Catholicism, will have seen few stranger sights than Saturday’s procession of three Anglican bishops’ wives, in matching beige coats, one with an outsized brown hat, going up on to the high altar to embrace their husbands, all newly ordained as Catholic priests. Catholicism isn’t that keen on women on the altar – to the pain of the demonstrators from the Catholic Women’s Ordination movement protesting outside the cathedral’s doors – and it doesn’t usually countenance priests having wives.

What is breathtaking about the whole initiative is the speed at which 550 years of post-Reformation practice is being overturned. Until two weeks ago Broadhurst, Burnham and Newton were still Anglican bishops. In the space of 14 days, they have completed a journey that usually takes other converts seven years: 12 months to go through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults to become a Catholic, and six years in a seminary.

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Rome’s influence can also be seen in the media, as well as Bible distribution companies, such as in Rupert Murdock, who is the owner of Fox News, Zondervan Publishing, and has recently bought Thomas Nelson Publishing, and he is the founder, and former owner, of CNN. Murdock is also a servant of the Pope, by way of him being a Knight of Saint Gregory.

Georgetownvoice.com

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is just like the Jesuits, he told a mostly-full Gaston Hall yesterday, “except we don’t insist on vows of poverty or chastity.”

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Wikipedia.Org

Keith Rupert Murdoch, AC, KSG [Knight of Saint Gregory] (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian American media mogul.

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Wikipedia.Org  –


The Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great (Latin: Ordo Sancti Gregorii Magni, Italian: Ordine di San Gregorio Magno), was established on September 1, 1831, by Pope Gregory XVI, seven months after his election.

It is one of the five orders of knighthood of the Holy See. The order is bestowed on Catholic men and women (and in rare cases, non-Catholic men[1]) in recognition of their personal service to the Holy See and the Church, unusual labours, support of the Holy See, and the good example set in their communities and country.

The inaugural brief states, in part, that “gentlemen of proven loyalty to the Holy See who, by reason of their nobility of birth and the renown of their deeds or the degree of their munificence, are deemed worthy to be honoured by a public expression of esteem on the part of the Holy See”.The end of the brief states that they must progressively maintain, by continued meritorious deed, the reputation and trust they had already inspired, and prove themselves worthy of the honour that had been conferred on them, by unswerving fidelity to God and to the sovereign Pontiff [the Pope].

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ChristianityToday.Com

Zondervan has said that its connection to News Corporation does not present an ethical dilemma for the company.

The Christian book and Bible publisher is owned by Harper Collins, a subsidiary of News Corp, which has hit the rocks over allegations that phone hacking was widespread at one of its newspapers.

News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch and his son, chairman of News International, James Murdoch, were grilled for three hours by a Commons Select Committee yesterday over the scandal that brought down The News of the World.

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ChristianityToday.Com

HarperCollins Publishers today announced it was buying Christian/inspirational publisher Thomas Nelson “for an undisclosed sum.” It’s a huge move since the company will now reportedly control about half of the Christian publishing market.

The question now is how the acquisition will play with Zondervan, Thomas Nelson’s chief competition. HarperCollins, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, acquired Zondervan in 1988. (It also owns religion and spirituality imprint HarperOne.) Thomas Nelson says it is reportedly the largest Christian publisher in the world and the seventh largest trade-book publisher in the United States. Zondervan says it is the world’s leading Bible publisher.

In 2009, then-Thomas Nelson CEO Michael Hyatt reported that his publisher and Zondervan control half of the Christian publishing market–a percentage that had held relatively steady over the previous few years.

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Rome’s tactics of infiltration can also be seen by prominent Protestant leaders, such as Jack Van Impe and Billy Graham praising the Pope for his ecumenism. Also, the affirmation of Roman Catholics as brothers and sisters in the faith by prominent leaders can be seen in the “Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience“.

War on Consciousness Pt. 15 – Arts & Entertainment

The video below is a documentary of the mainstream arts and entertainment industry’s retelling of both the ancient myths , and the future truth, of the coming antichrist, and the false prophet. The repeated telling of these tales is subtly conditioning the minds of people to become partial to the new world order’s power structure, as described in the Bible, which is a world ruled by the beast, and his powerful assistant – the false prophet.

Revelation 13
1    And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2    And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3    And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4    And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5    And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6    And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7    And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8    And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9    If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10    He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11    And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12    And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13    And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14    And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15    And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16    And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18    Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

War on Consciousness Pt. 13 – The New Age Movement

The World Teacher:

The religions of the world has always had its “divine teachers”. These false god/teachers have established the foundation for the false prophet of Revelation 13:18, who will lead the world into worshiping the beast.

The New Age religion claims that the world is waiting for another Christ, who will be a teacher to the world, who will not lead as a tyrant, but will merely share his enlightened philosophy, which the world will follow, because everyone will have been enlightened by the coming “collective consciousness” that was spoken of by new age philosophers and occultists.

However, this “collective consciousness” is nothing more than a strong delusion, which will lead people into worshiping a world tyrant. Also, the “world teacher” that is coming will not make suggestions, but will command the world to be enslaved to a tyrant – the Beast.
2Thessalonians 2
1    Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2    That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3    Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4    Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5    Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6    And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7    For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8    And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9    Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10    And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11    And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12    That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Revelation 13
1    And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2    And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3    And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4    And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5    And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6    And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7    And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8    And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9    If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10    He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11    And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12    And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13    And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14    And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15    And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16    And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18    Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Therefore, the world teacher – the Maitreya – the avatar – The Christ – The Prophet – The Ascended Master – all of whom is the false prophet of Revelation 13, will be a tyrannical religious figure, who will be the leader of two nations. He will command the world to worship the beast, who is a tyrannical religious figure, who will be the leader of ten kings. These two will not bring enlightenment, and peace, to the world, but darkness, and destruction. They are God’s punishment to a world that has rejected his Son, Jesus Christ, and persecuted his church.
For more information, click on the link entitled, “The Coming of the New Age Christ“.

Book Review #1 – “I Declare” ~ By Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen’s latest book, “I declare”, is up for review by the Word of God.

According to Joelosteen.com

The words we speak set the course for our life. If you want to know what you’re going to be like in five years, listen to the words you are saying about yourself today.

Now you can take charge of your future with the help of Joel Osteen’s latest book-I Declare. Filled with 31 written declarations-one for each day-you can declare, in faith, God’s powerful Word over your life and watch your surroundings change in incredible ways. You will move forward to a promising future from the fruit of your words!

The question is, does the word of God support these powerful claims? Can believers in Christ use their faith in Christ to change their surroundings for their own personal benefit, and ensure, for themselves, through their spoken words, a promising future? Can believers, indeed, speak to stones, and see them turned into bread, because they are joint heirs with Christ?

No they cannot, and this sort of speech is boasting and evil:

James 4
13    Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
14    Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
15    For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
16    But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
17    Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

This is akin to the deceptive temptation that Satan brought to Jesus:

Matthew 4
1    Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2    And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
3    And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4    But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

This sort of doctrine is evil, and from Satan himself.

Believers in Christ do not live according to their own will, nor do they use their faith in God to live according to their own will. Instead, they are commanded to live by the word of God – the gospel of Jesus Christ. The faith of Christ’s followers is for believing in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and this faith leads to living according to the teachings of Christ, and the gospel.

John 8
30    As he spake these words, many believed on him.
31    Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32    And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
34    Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
35    And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
36    If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Therefore, faith is not for living out a promising future, such as having a successful career. No. Instead, faith is for being justified before God, by believing in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection for sinners. This faith in Christ’s atonement then leads to a life of obedience to the teachings of Christ.

John 15
3    Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4    Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5    I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6    If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

1John 5
14    And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15    And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Believers in Christ are to pray according to the will of Christ, and not their own will. Prayer according to Christ’s will is guaranteed to be answered. This is the will of Christ:

Matthew 6
9    After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10    Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11    Give us this day our daily bread.
12    And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

No where in the Bible is the law of attraction, through positive declarations, taught has a godly lifestyle. Instead, it is clearly condemned as evil, and Satanic.

Furthermore, Osteen, and the rest of these word of faith televangelists learned the law of attraction heresy from Kenneth Hagin, who taught the teachings of the Kabbalah as though it were the gospel, when it is really witchcraft.

It teaches that men are gods, and that they can manipulate the higher power in Heaven through the power of their will.

Osteen has subtly affirmed this heresy by telling people to boast as though they have creative power, by taking the same claim for themselves that God has claimed for himself, which is “I Am”.

Exodus 3
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
Isaiah 47
8 Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, “I Am”, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I Am, and none else beside me.
11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put if off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

Isaiah 42
8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

Romans 12
3    For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

The word of faith teachers claim that we can create our own reality by the power of our own will, by speaking the right words out loud.

The conclusion is that Christians therefore, should not be sick or poor, because they are gods, who are able to create their own reality.This is not the gospel, but a different religion; the Kabbalah.It is an earth-based/works-based salvation.

Christ came to into the world to be the payment for our sins, so that we can be made right with God by believing in the atoning work of his Son, and so that we could be raised from the dead to live forever with him (Romans 5:1-11 & Romans 6:1-5). That’s the gospel.

The gospel has nothing to do with men claiming to be gods, or creating their own reality. The Bible calls this heresy, of man claiming to be god, “the mystery of iniquity”, which is a heresy that will bring in the great tribulation (2Thessalonians 2:1-8). It is Satanic, and those who follow it will not inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5:19-21).

It should be of no surprise that mankind will believe in a false god-man (2Thessalonians 2:8-12 & Revelation 13), since mankind is already claiming to be gods.

Therefore, Scripture commands us to run from people like Joel Osteen (2John 1:8-11 & Galatians 1:6-9). God’s curse is clearly upon them.

Galatians 1
6    I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7    Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8    But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9    As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.