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SERVUS CHRISTI: LATEST ON THE PRASCH CRASH

 





Friday, 8 October 2021

CONVERGENCE2021 HOLY TRINITY CHURCH LEICESTER

CONVERGENCE21 is a "convergence Prophetic conference" at Holy Trinity Church Leicester, where attendees can and have their ears tickled by NAR "warrior prophets" Simon Braker, Emma Stark, Larry Sparks, Preethy Kurian and Rebecca King for the sum of £60. (Matthew 10:8; 2 Timothy 4:3-4). 

"CONVERGENCE21 A time to gather encounter God and be inspired and equipped to jump into the new." {1} 


The subject of eschatology (the last things) 

The bible is 100% accurate about past events concerning the birth of Jesus, the nation of Israel etc. As such we can be 100% sure that the bible is accurate about the second coming of Jesus and the literal fulfilment of the last things. In stark contrast, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) prophets are unreliable and inaccurate. They were wrong about the re-election of Trump, they were wrong about COVID, and they are in error in many other ways. They quote scriptures out of context and their declaring and decreeing is a sham. Even in the face of glaring contradictions, these false prophets fulfil the scriptures and go from bad to worse. (2 Timothy 3:13). The unmistakable New Testament mandate for true followers of Jesus Christ is to avoid those who teach things contrary to the scriptures. (Romans 16:17 cf. 1 John 4:1; Acts 17:11).

If these NAR "prophets" were truly the mouthpiece of God as they claim to be, they would be accurate. What they teach about the last days is diametrically opposed to the scriptures. The scriptures warn many times about terrible end time events. (Matthew 24:3-23;  2 Timothy 3:1 cf. 1 Timothy 4:1-3; Jude 1:18)). Far from having "dominion" over the earth, Christians will see persecution; far from "revival" there will be a falling away (apostasy); far from true prophets there will be false prophets who will rise up from within the church. Those who declare themselves to be "apostles and prophets" are operating under a spirit of error and leading many professing Christians astray. (1 John 4:6 cf. 2 Corinthians 11:13). We have heard the imminent "revival" mantra ad nauseam from charismatics and NAR prophets, but where, or rather, in whom should we put our trust?

I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. (Acts 20:29-30).

There will be a false revival when the Antichrist arrives on the scene. 

The scriptures teach that before the coming of Jesus, the man of lawlessness (the Antichrist) will be revealed. This man will proclaim himself to be God and will demand worship. The man of lawlessness will come with all power and false signs and wonders and spiritual deception.  
 
Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day (the day of the Lord) will not come, unless the rebellion (apostasy) comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God..  And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, 8-12).

..and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast (the Antichrist). And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it? And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain. If anyone has an ear, let him hear: If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints. (Revelation 13:5-10).

A second beast will rise out of the earth. This is the false prophet. This man will be the teeth of the Antichrist and will perform great signs. The unholy trinity will consists of the dragon (Satan) the Antichrist and the false prophet.

Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666. (Revelation 13:11-18).

The destiny of false prophets and their followers

These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever. (Jude 1:12-13).

Many church leaders in Leicester have departed from the sound teaching of Jesus Christ and have gone after idols in the shape of their own agendas. (Philippians 2:21). If these leaders do not repent a terrible judgement awaits them! (Revelation 21:8 cf. Revelation 2:16-17).

Be appalled, O heavens, at this; shocked, be utterly desolate, declares the LORD, for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water. (Jeremiah 2:4,12-13).

For those with questions and/or concerns about the NAR, I recommend the following links.

PART 1: Examining Bill Johnson's Bethel Church https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3vfCg-IBvY&t=30s

PART 2 :The Bethel & Friends Contagion https://youtu.be/R-U-asIjsEs 

PART 3: Bethel's Sozo Obsession https://youtu.be/311_fhu70_g 

PART 4: Hogwarts School of Supernatural Ministry & Witches at Bethel? https://youtu.be/L8qTqNOVxDg

PART 5:: Bethel or Beth-Hell? Q & A Show https://youtu.be/sLyBe2CgaVk

Holly Pivec ~ In 2017, Holly Pivec was invited to speak about the New Apostolic Reformation to reporters from the nation’s top media outlets. She warned the media about the dangers of this movement. The two panelists defending it were NAR prophet James Goll and NAR apostle/President Trump’s pastor, Paula White.

1. CONVERGENCE21 Tickets, Thu 18 Nov 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

Saturday, 2 October 2021

EMMA STARK'S BLASPHEMY: "I AM A FOUNDATION STONE AND THE CHURCH IS BUILT UPON ME."

(5) PropheticApostolic foundation With Emma Stark and Simon Braker - YouTube

Above - Emma Stark and Simon Braker discuss Ephesians 2:20 regarding apostles and prophets. Simon Braker: "..the apostle Paul sadly doesn't really expand upon it too much.. he leaves us in a place where we have got to tease out the book of Acts and other places what it looks like in practice."  In other words ~ How do we manipulate this passage to insert ourselves in place of the real apostles and prophets? 

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God bye the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22).

Isn't it obvious to whom Paul is referring? The unmissable teaching of the New Testament is that the church is built upon the original foundation of the real apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone. The canon of scripture is inerrant and complete. (2 Timothy 3:16). As such we cannot alter the word of God and add extra biblical revelations given by those who claim to be modern "prophets". (2 Peter 1:20; Proverbs 30:6). 

The apostles received their commission directly from Jesus Christ. (Matthew 10:5). Their appointment was dependent upon their having been present during the Lord's earthly ministry and to have witnessed His resurrection. (Acts 1:21-22). 

The last man to be appointed as an apostle by Jesus Christ was Paul! 

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. (1 Corinthians 15:3-9 cf. 1 Corinthians 9:1, 15:9-11; Galatians 1:1).

Paul instructed that elders be appointed in every town. (Titus 1:5; Acts 14:23). An overseer was a man who had the charge or oversight over an individual church such as Timothy. (1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:7). Individual churches were autonomous. No man was given authority over groups of churches such as we find with the false system of Roman Catholicism and modern "churches" who set up campuses whilst retaining improper authority over them. Paul refers to prophecy as a gift, not an office. (1 Corinthians 12:10, 14:1; Romans 12: 6 cf. Acts 13:1). Elders and overseers held overall responsibility for the oversight of New Testament churches, not prophets, and certainly not fictitious "apostles". 

Barnes: "A bishop - A minister of religion, according to the foregoing remarks, who has the charge or oversight of any Christian church. The reference here is doubtless to one who had the government of the church entrusted to him 1 Timothy 3:4-5, and who was also a preacher of the gospel." {1}
 
Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. (Jude 1:3).

According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:10-11).

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works. (2 John 1:9-11). 

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. (Romans 16:17).

If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. (1 Timothy 6:3-4).

Simon Braker asks Emma Stark what it means for the church to be "apostolically prophetically foundationed."

Emma Stark: "We wish that the scripture was less grey about lots of things to do with leadership. It gives bones or basic scaffolding.. She drivels unbiblically about "diversity, tailored remits, governance" etc. and continues: "What that means to me is - I am a foundation stone, and the church is built upon me."  She repeats "As a prophet, you as a prophet, as apostles, I am a foundation stone.  I must (on my knees) own the concept that I am a foundation stone that the church is built upon me." For the fourth time she repeats "I am a foundation stone.. Apostles and prophets must come forward and own the paradigm of Ephesians 2, I am a cornerstone".   

The above claims from Emma Stark are shocking and heretical beyond words! These so called modern "apostles and prophets" seek to impose another foundation at odds with the original foundation laid by Jesus Christ and His chosen apostles. They have foisted a class of pseudo spiritual elites upon the church. These are a dishonest hierarchy of imposters who distort the scriptures and who seek to dislodge believers from the true foundation. They are the "blots and blemishes.. with hearts trained in greed" referred to by Peter. (2 Peter 2:13-14).

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. (2 Peter 2:1-3).

Simon Braker mentions pseudo "apostle" John McGinley, former vicar of Holy Trinity (CofE) in Leicester and now apparently a cannon. John McGinley is a very dangerous man who has facilitated the infiltration of the aberrant movement known as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) at Holy Trinity Church and beyond. He is one of the church leaders in Leicester who will have to give an account to God for the massive infiltration of false teaching into the church. (Romans 4:12). John McGinley attended Bill Johnson's European Leaders Advance as far back as 2015. {2} It is not possible to exaggerate the depth of Bill Johnson's heresy. (see further link) John McGinley recently came under fire at the Church of England’s General Synod when he outlined his "vison" for 10,000 new churches established over 10 years led by by lay members of the Church of England. John McGinley is clearly determined to further the nefarious agenda of the NAR! {3} 

It appears that we can add "papist" to John McGinley's many talents for apostasy!

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18).

Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges: "On these words mainly rest the enormous pretensions of the Roman pontiff. It is therefore important (1) To remember that it is to Peter with the great confession on his lips that the words are spoken. The Godhead of Christ is the keystone of the Church, and Peter is for the moment the representative of the belief in that truth among men. (2) To take the words in reference: (a) to other passages of Scripture. The Church is built on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Ephesians 2:20, on Christ Himself, 2 Corinthians 3:11." {4} 

CONVERGENCE21 is advertised as a "Prophetic Conference" at Holy Trinity Church in Leicester from November 18th - 20th with "ministry" from Simon Braker, Emma Stark, Larry Sparks, Preethy Kurian and Rebecca King. {5} As painfully demonstrated in previous posts, Emma Stark (leader of the British Isles Council of Prophets) is incapable of rightly dividing the word of truth and exegeting a passage of scripture in context. (2 Timothy 2:15). {6} Like the Pharisees of Jesus' time, NAR apostles and prophets are.. like whitewashed tombs which outwardly appear beautiful.. but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. (Matthew 23:27). You are of course free to pay £60 to line the pockets of these "profits" and get your ears tickled, but I wouldn't advise it. 

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

Chris Rosebrough's recent video is very helpful in identifying the heresies of Bill Johnson/Bethel Church Redding and their unbiblical propensity to engage in "experimental" Christianity. *

Saturday, 25 September 2021

EMMA STARK'S APPALLING DISTORTION OF GENESIS 2

"Interview with Emma Stark" | Warrior Women | Ep. 7 - YouTube

Emma Stark's failed attempt to elevate women into "warriors" by eisegesis. (from the 20:00 mark) 
 
Emma Stark issues a scriptural challenge regarding the creation of Eve in Genesis 2:22. 

Emma Stark: "I am going to challenge some of your scripturally. It says nowhere in the original text, the word 'rib'. The word 'rib' is not there, and yet we have that God took a portion of his rib, that is not accurate.. Actually in the Hebrew it means God took half of him.. literally God cut the man in half. Get away from any thought that God took a little portion of him. God cut the man in half. After that God imaged Himself male and female..  so if I am, or if we are, to be the full image of God, it is in both male and female in their place. I am not a small portion, I am not a small part, we are half and half reflecting the image of God."

Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit fore him.” Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” (Genesis 2:18-23).

The exact procedure employed by God is not described in the passage. A literal translation of אַחַת֙ מִצַּלְעֹתָ֔יו is: “{God} took one from his side and closed up the flesh in its place” without specifying what exactly God took one of. Translators invariably insert the word “rib” because this seems to be the most likely object the text is referring to. Verse 23 says that God closed up its place with flesh. (closed up the flesh instead thereof - KJV) This phrase does not accommodate the idea that God literally cut Adam in half. The clear implication is that God closed up the place where He had removed the portion of material from the side of Adam in order to make Eve. ALL the commentaries I have read take this to be the case. 

Keil and Delitzsch:"צלע means the side, and, as a portion of the human body, the rib. The correctness of this meaning, which is given by all the ancient versions, is evident from the words, "God took one of his צלעות," which show that the man had several of them. "And closed up flesh in the place thereof;" i.e., closed the gap which had been made, with flesh which He put in the place of the rib." {1} 

Adam Clarke: "..some part of man was to be used on the occasion, whether bone or flesh it matters not; though it is likely, from verse Genesis 2:23, that a part of both was taken; for Adam, knowing how the woman was formed, said, This is flesh of my flesh, and bone of my bone." {2} 

Emma Stark digs a deeper hole.. 

Emma Stark: "The word 'helper' is also problematically translated. Now interestingly the more accurate translation, which you then see. particularly in the book of Joshua.. the better translation of that word is warrior and protector. 'And God says it is not good for man to be alone, I will give him a warrior, I will give him a protector, I will give him a restrainer' is the other portion of that word." Actually help-mate and helper has practically nothing to do with it.."

The LORD God also said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make for him a suitable helper (ezer kenegdo).” And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and He brought them to the man to see what he would name each one. And whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. Genesis 2:18-20).

We cannot get away from the fact that ezer is help

The original wording in Genesis 2:18 to describe Eve is ezer kenegdo (עזר כנגדו)  All the lexicons are unequivocal, Hebrew עֵזֶר ezer is help/helper as in Ebenezer (1 Samuel 7:12). According to Strong's, kenegdo comes from the word neḡeḏ which is a difficult word to translate. Brown Driver Briggs: kenegdo  ~preposition in front of, in sight of, opposite to.. {3} Literally, Eve was a helper, as over against him, or corresponding to him. According to Hebrew scholars, ezer is a neutral term that does not imply subordination. The Genesis 2 description suggests equality, and words with subordinate overtones like "assistant"  are alien to the passage. I am convinced that gender roles were not even remotely an issue prior to the fall. Adam and Eve were in perfect harmony at that stage and the passage suggests the idea of complementarianism. What is beyond dispute is that it is not possible to give Eve divine attributes, or to translate ezer kenegdo out of context as "warrior redeemer and rescuer".

Strongs: "ezer: a help, helper" 

Brown Driver Briggs: I. עֵ֫זֶר noun masculine Psalm 121:1 help, succour; — ׳ע absolute Genesis 2:18 +, suffix עֶזְרִי Exodus 18:4, עֶזְרֹה Ezekiel 12:14, etc.; —

1 help, succour Isaiah 30:5 ("" הוֺעִיל, opposed to בּשֶׁת, חֶרְמָּה), Daniel 11:34; from ׳י Psalm 20:3; Psalm 121:1; Psalm 121:2; Psalm 124:8; in Psalm 89:20 read נֵזֶר for ׳ע Dy Gr Kau (עֹז Bi Che), compare Hup; מָגֵן עֶזְר֑ךָ Deuteronomy 33:29 (= ׳י).

2 concrete = one who helps (compare 1. עֶזְרָה 2) ׳בְּע (בְּ essent., see ב 17b, Ges§ 119 h, i) Genesis 2:18,20; (J) + Hosea 13:9 (read ׳מִי בְע Che We GuKau Now); collective (without בְּ Ezekiel 12:14 (si vera lectio; Co עֹזְרָיו); especially of ׳מִצָּרָיו י ׳ע Deuteronomy 33:7 (poem), ׳ע + מָגֵן Psalm 33:20; Psalm 115:9; Psalm 115:10; Psalm 115:11, + מְפַלֵּט Psalm 70:6; ׳בְּע (see above) Exodus 18:4 (E), Deuteronomy 33:26 (poem), Psalm 146:4. {4}

Emma Stark produces examples from the Psalms in order to demonstrate that Eve functions as Adam's "warrior, redeemer and rescuer" (e.g. Psalm 33:20; Psalm 70:5; Psalm 115:9; Psalm 118:6). I don't think she has heard of context!  

The apostle Paul describes God as his "helper" (Greek ~βοηθός)So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” (Hebrews13:6 cf. Psalm 118:6). The context of "helper" this New Testament verse applies exclusively to God Himself; it is clearly a different kind of "help" that is received from any human agency. (Isaiah 48:11). 

Ezekiel 12: And I will scatter toward every wind all who are around him, his helpers (ezer) and all his troops, and I will unsheathe the sword after them.(Ezekiel 12:14). This verse refers to King Zedekiah and the Babylonian captivity. These "helpers" are Zedekiah's aids who no doubt supported him in various ways. However, it is illegitimate to refer to them as his warriors, redeemers and rescuers. In fact Zedekiah died in Babylon in prison in terrible circumstances. (Jeremiah 52:11).

Blurring the line between headship and leadership 

Emma Stark: "In the Psalms, 'God is my helper in terms of my warrior, redeemer and rescuer.. in the mistranslation from Genesis we have underplayed the place of warrior women who are there beside men to be equal reflectors of the image of God in their ? unique ways...  My strength is in leadership and even as my head blesses me in that strength.. and we talk headship and leadership and knowing the differences.."    

But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. (1 Corinthians 11:3 cf. Ephesians 5:23).

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach.. (1 Timothy 3:2-4 cf. Acts 6:3).

Since Genesis 2 occurred pre-fall, there would be no occasion for Adam to require a "warrior, redeemer and rescuer". Post-fall, the roles of Adam and Eve changed significantly. (Genesis 3:16-20). Emma Stark takes one isolated verse of scripture and proceeds to further isolate one word within that verse (ezer), which she mistranslates and takes completely out of context. She fails to compare scripture with scripture, and she pays no attention at all to Paul's instruction regarding the roles of men and women. (1 Timothy 2:11-15). Judges 4 demonstrates that occasionally women are legitimately called to take on a role that appears to be outside God's stated patriarchal order. However, when that occurs it is a serious indictment against weak men! (Judges 4:8). There seems to be two extremes within the church: 1 - women who are sickeningly subservient, and 2 - women who presume to take on roles of leadership that are equivalent to/or above men. In my view both extremes are unscriptural. 


Further Link:

Ezer Kenegdo in Genesis 2:18- A Power Equal To Him?: https://youtu.be/Yf1IekUt0jI

Sunday, 19 September 2021

DECEIVERS KATHRYN KRICK, GEORDAVIE, BOB LARSON!

Above ~ John Elving exposes false "Apostle" Kathryn Krick, supposedly casting out demons from a woman. Strangely, the same woman appears with "Exorcist" Bob Larson (Spiritual Freedom Church), feigning possession of "the spirit of the beast". It has been suggested that Kathryn Krick uses the same crisis actors and actresses as Bob Larson and Daniel Adams.

As John Elving points out, "it always goes back to money" with these false "apostles and prophets".

Exorcist Bob Larson offers tuition for the bargain price of $500 for "Apprentice, Warrior, and Exorcist levels" at his International School of Exorcism. {1} He also sells hand held "deliverance crosses" for $100. 

"The Hand-Held Cross of Deliverance has become an icon representing the exorcism and deliverance ministry of Pastor Bob Larson and his scores of Do What Jesus Did teams worldwide.

First introduced during Bob's internationally-aired TV reality show "The Real Exorcist," this Cross has come to symbolize the aggressive approach of this ministry in confronting the Forces of Darkness. As Pastor Bob says, "This cross is just a physical object made of metal like a Bible is an object of leather and paper. But wielded in faith, it represents a tangible expression of the invisible belief of the one who holds it."

Each Cross has been anointed and prayed over personally by Bob. He declares that each one will be recognized in Hell as a visible extension of confidence in the victory over Satan by the Crucifixion of Christ. Those who hold this cross in their hands are identifying with the bold proclamation that our Lord has come to "destroy the works of the Devil" (1 John 3:8).
{2} 

Kathryn Krick is the "Apostle" of "Prophet" GeorDavie whom she addresses as "daddy" and acclaims as "the mouthpiece of God". GeorDavie is the founding President and Arch-Bishop of what he claims is the largest fast growing Prophetic Church in Arusha Tanzania Eastern Africa. GeorDavie can often be seen wearing opulent robes and a crown. He is another "profit" who claims to have had a personal visitation from Jesus Christ:

GeorDavie: ".. in 2004, Jesus Christ appeared to me in person and with a vivid eyes I saw Him holding a bunch of Keys with different sizes and each Key had a religious name, some I knew, some I didn't...
He said, 'Geor... Go to the world and represent me as Kingdom Spokesman by doing the works I did and beyond... setting my people free from the religious bondage through Teaching and Prophetic Ministries... behold here is the Secret....!"'Then with a smiley face, He dissolved... !!!" {3} 



If you can't see through this wickedness then you are into very serious spiritual deception. 

And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. (Matthew 24:11).

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1).

And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. (2 Peter 2:3).

Friday, 17 September 2021

EMMA STARK'S ALLEGED THRONE ROOM ENCOUNTER!

(1) What Is Next For The Church? - Mark Pugh and Special Guests - YouTube

The above video was posted by Elim Pentecostal Churches in 2020. At the 35:00 mark, host Mark Pugh asks "prophets" Emma Stark, Simon Braker, James Aladiran and Rachel Hickson: "What God may be saying to leaders at this time."  What follows from Emma Stark is an explicit first person "thus saith the Lord" prophecy complete with alleged throne room encounter. 

Emma Stark's claim that she is often "taken up" to the throne room of God in itself should raise a red flag. Such events are exceptional in the scriptures. The apostle Paul was extremely reticent about his experience and was reluctant to even name himself . Paul heard things in paradise that he was not permitted to repeat!

And I know that this man was caught up into paradise—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— and he heard things that cannot be told, which man may not utter. (2 Corinthians 12:3-4).

John, the author of Revelation, gives a detailed description of heaven in Revelation 4:1-11.

And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald. (Revelation 4:3).

Barnes: "Was in appearance; or, as I looked upon him, this seemed to be his appearance. He does not describe his form, but his splendor.. it is well adapted to impress the mind with a sense of the majesty of Him who cannot be described, and of whom no image should be attempted. Compare Deuteronomy 4:12; 'Ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude'." {1} 

..who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. (John 1:18 cf. Exodus 33:20).

Emma Stark's alleged "throne room encounter" raises some very serious doubts as to its legitimacy:
"I saw God.. as I walked into the throne room which I do quite often.. I am used to the cacophony of the angelic noise and the twenty four elders doing the business of the throne. God came off His throne. and he is on all fours on the ground in a way I have never seen Him before, and there is a howling groaning almost disturbing noise... I kind of kneel down before God.. and I start to hear Him wail. and if that image disturbs you, it is right out of Isaiah where Isaiah describes God as 'a woman in labour'. God the woman giving birth is the analogy in Isaiah, so we are right in the scriptures with this vision.. I bend down and I hear God wail.. 'I want the nations', I am calling for the nations, it's a time for the nations to come back to Me' .. and suddenly God is reading out of His scriptures and he is reading  Haggai chapter 2.. 'In a little while I will shake the heavens and the earth'.  

Emma Stark's Interpretation: "I am investing in shaking..  If I don't shake you, you cannot carry the new wine; if I don't shake you, you cannot have revival; if I don't shake you, you cannot have the one billion soul harvest.. I heard the Lord say fresh from his throne room this morning, 'the bending has begun, the bending of the knees to Christ.." She continues in a similar vein for a few more minutes.

A text taken out of context is a pretext. 

Emma Stark is referring to Isaiah 42:14 and Haggai 2:6-9 - both out of context.

In context Isaiah 42:18-20 refers to judgement upon God's enemies i.e. the nations who worship false gods. In verse 16, the focus changes to "the blind" i.e. Israel

The LORD goes forth like a mighty one; He stirs up His zeal like a warrior. He shouts; yes, He roars in triumph over His enemies: I have kept silent from ages past; I have remained quiet and restrained. But now I will groan like a woman in labor; I will at once gasp and pant. I will lay waste the mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation. I will turn the rivers into dry land and drain the marshes. I will lead the blind by a way they did not know; I will guide them on unfamiliar paths. I will turn darkness into light before them and rough places into level ground. These things I will do for them, and I will not forsake them. But those who trust in idols and say to molten images, ‘You are our gods!’ will be turned back in utter shame. (Isaiah 42:13-17).

Haggai 2:6 ~ "Once more (once for all).. I will shake the heavens and the earth” In verse 6 the final shaking is contrasted to the shaking of Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:18). It extends to the whole creation and is once for all (ἔτι ἅπαξ). This is the only portion of Haggai quoted in the New Testament (Hebrews 12:26). Its final fulfilment announces God’s intention to shake the present order in His coming day of judgment. (Isaiah 2:19; Matthew 24:28-29; Luke 21:25-2). 

Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the LORD of hosts. The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the LORD of hosts.’” (Haggai 2:6-9). 

Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the LORD of hosts in the day of his fierce anger. (Isaiah 13:13).

It is significant that the book of Revelation describes the diametric opposite to an end time "victorious church". In fact we see the persecution of the saints at the hand of the Antichrist immediately prior to the return of Jesus Christ. 

Then the beast (the Antichrist) was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them, and it was given authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation. (Revelation 13:7).

Jesus warns believers repeatedly about spiritual deception immediately prior to his second coming.

Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. (Matthew 24:3-5 cf. Matthew 24:11,24).

Paul warns that apostasy, not revival, will precede the day of the Lord:

Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day (the day of the Lord) will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness (the Antichrist) is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

Mark Pugh: "Some people are asking.. Why do we need new wine.. Why does God talk about giving new wine, new power new anointing to the church?" This is a pertinent question considering God has given us everything we need for life and godliness.. (2 Peter 1:3).

Rachel Hickson: "We need new tools.. fresh mantles and fresh tools". She went on to quote Joel 3:10 completely out of context. "In Europe you need new tools.. and you see in Joel when they are calling to war, there is the cry of a prophet 'bring me your ploughshares, bring me your threshing instruments, I'm going to give your swords and spears.'" 

Who is the Lord addressing when He says: "Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears."?

Quoting verses out of context is a chronic issue with these so called "prophets". Their appalling incompetence in handling the word of truth leads to extreme error and damage to the Body of Christ. (2 Timothy 2:15). Joel 3 in context is an end time prophecy. Joel calls the place the Valley of Jehoshaphat, John calls it the valley of Megiddo and the battle of Armageddon. (Revelation 16:16).  

Yes, in those days and at that time, when I restore Judah and Jerusalem from captivity, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. (Joel 3:1-2; cf. Revelation 16:14).

Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for war; rouse the mighty men; let all the men of war
advance and attack! Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears.
Let the weak say, ‘I am strong!’ Come quickly, all you surrounding nations, and gather yourselves. Bring down Your mighty ones, O LORD Let the nations be roused and advance to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.. (Joel 3:9-12).

Benson: "Rouse and bring forward into the field your strong and valiant men. In these words the prophet, in an ironical manner, encourages them to make their utmost effort to oppose the designs of Providence; but signifies that it should be all in vain. For, should they strengthen themselves by all the means in their power, yet they should be overcome and punished. Beat your plough-shares into swords, &c." {2} 

Rachel Hickson continues to quote Micah 4:3, again out of context: "and the prophet Michah then says the seasons change.. 'now bring me your swords and spears and I will give your pruning hooks and threshing instruments'." 

No one brings anything to the Lord in either of these passages.. rather they beat their swords and pruning hooks themselves

Micah 4 is a millennial passage.. i.e. it applies to conditions following Jesus return during the millennial period when there will no longer be war. 

..and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Micah 4:3 cf. Isaiah 2:1-4).

Has the blood of Jesus been superseded?

In the New Testament new wine refers to the transition from the Mosaic Law to the gospel. The new doctrine Jesus taught was grace, not the Mosaic law. The blood of Christ is represented by wine. Bengel's Gnomon: "The wine is (the token of the felicities of this dispensation, and it is called 'new' in contrast with the obsolete character of that which it superseded. 'Novitatem dicit plane eingularem' (Bengel). Matthew 26:29" {3} 

Those looking for "new wine" are in very serious error. They have rejected the cross of Jesus Christ and the foundation He has established. Laodicea were instructed - be zealous and repent...  not - look for new wine. (Revelation 3:9).

For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:11).

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:18-22).

I know that you cannot tolerate those who are evil, and you have tested and exposed as liars those who falsely claim to be apostles. (Revelation 2:2).

But I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. (Revelation 2:20).

For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. Indeed, I consider that I am not in the least inferior to these super-apostles. (2 Corinthians 11:4-5).

For those with questions and/or concerns about the New Apostolic Reformation, I recommend GoodFight Ministries five part series entitled "Bethel or Beth-Hell?".

PART 1: Examining Bill Johnson's Bethel Church https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3vfCg-IBvY&t=30s

PART 2 :The Bethel & Friends Contagion https://youtu.be/R-U-asIjsEs 

PART 3: Bethel's Sozo Obsession https://youtu.be/311_fhu70_g 

PART 4: Hogwarts School of Supernatural Ministry & Witches at Bethel?https://youtu.be/L8qTqNOVxDg PART 5:: Bethel or Beth-Hell? Q & A Show https://youtu.be/sLyBe2CgaVk

1. Revelation 4:3 Commentaries: And He who was sitting was like a jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald in appearance. (biblehub.com)

2. Joel 3:9 Commentaries: Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men! Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up! (biblehub.com)

3. Matthew 26:29 Commentaries: "But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom." (biblehub.com)


Friday, 10 September 2021

A WARNING: THE DANGERS OF DOMINIONISM.. CONVERGENCE21 LEICESTER

Below is a post written by Rob Thomas (watchman4wales) in 2020 which gives some good insights into the aberrant teachings of Dominionism. {1} To those who plan to attend CONVERGENCE21 at Holy Trinity Church in Leicester between 18-20 November~ beware of so called modern "prophets and apostles". {2}

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1John 4:1).

BRITISH ISLES COUNCIL OF PROPHETS: THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION MARCHES FORWARD IN THE UK AND IRELAND!

"Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name:
I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them:
they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, 
and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart."
(Jeremiah 14:14)




INTRODUCTION

As in Jeremiah's day, so in ours also. Then, the people were going into captivity in physical Babylon; now, the people are going into captivity in Mystery Babylon (Rev. 17:5), the antichrist final religious system of the Last Days. And at the very forefront of the great apostasy causing this bondage is the global Apostolic/Prophetic movement, a core tenet of which is the taking over and running of all aspects of human activity on the planet - all prior to the Lord's return - which is frequently referred to as 'The Seven Mountain Mandate.' (The mountains being: Business, Government, Family, Religion, Media, Education and Entertainment).

An overview and summing up of these self-appointed Apostles and Prophets and their supposed God-given Mandate, which this article essentially follows on from and fleshes out, formed last month's piece; please see:
https://watchman4wales.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-new-apostolic-reformation-and-seven.html



A BRIEF HISTORY OF "CHRISTIAN DOMINIONISM"

Christian Dominionism/'Kingdom Now' theology is a major and most grievous heresy that came to the fore in the 'Latter Rain Revival' in Canada in 1948, the year that most significantly also saw the re-birth of the State of Israel. 'Latter Rain' adherents pioneered the concept of God restoring the Offices of Apostle and Prophet to the Church and the triumphalist worldview that the Church, having been perfected - with praise and worship ushering in the presence of God - would be victorious over the world and bring in the Kingdom of God on Earth. Jesus's proclamation that "My kingdom is not of this world" (John 18:36) had no place in their utterly unBiblical theology and eschatology. A central plank of their rotten walkway was the teaching of 'The Manifest(ed) Sons of God,' the emergence of an elite corps of super-saints who would be sinless and immortal, becoming as Christ Himself! This great End-Time 'Joel's Army' would defeat the forces of darkness, wielding all the authority and power of the Lord Himself, whose return and reign would have to wait until all things had first been subjugated to THEM!

This aberrant worldview with no divide at all between the spiritual and the secular, receiving right and proper condemnation from a Church which back then could still largely demonstrate Biblical literacy, wisdom, discernment and an orthodox eschatology, went somewhat into hibernation. Never dead, unfortunately, it re-emerged with church growth guru C. Peter Wagner's hand on the helm, alongside John Wimber's 'Power Evangelism' movement - "doin' the stuff" as he called it - which found its particular expression and springboard in his Vineyard churches. From the 1980s, when Wagner and Wimber had joined forces to teach on "Signs and Wonders" at the Fuller Seminary, Dominionism and "Signs and Wonders" were to be pretty much inseparable bedfellows. Subjective experience was IN, objective (and sound!) Biblical doctrine was OUT, and testing the spirits was something akin to a jar of tastebud-troubling jam, to be put at the back of the highest shelf to gather ever thickening dust.

Wagner it was who coined the phrase New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) as an overarching appellation for the Apostolic/Prophetic movement which he would lead, which was to steadily and stealthily become what is probably the most powerful, the most deluded and the most dangerous sector in what passes for the Church in the USA today. And contemporary culture and spirituality dictates that what happens in America today, the rest of the world will be following suit tomorrow. The NAR epitomizes the great Falling Away from Truth which the Scriptures foretold would occur, and is right now happening before our very eyes. As the Word warns in no uncertain terms:


"And they shall turn away their ears from the truth,
and shall be turned unto fables."
(2 Timothy 4:4)

It should be noted, however, that although the USA was and is a world (mis)leader in the field of the supposed restoration of the Offices of Apostle and Prophet to the Church, as the highest tiers of a fully reactivated Fivefold Ministry, the UK also witnessed the birthing in the 1970s of its own counterpart of the emerging American NAR. Originally widely referred to simply as Restorationism, the various groups that constitute the Apostolic/Prophetic movement on this side of the Atlantic are now collectively known as The British New Church Movement, with an emphasis on the role of the Apostle in their strict pyramid structure of governance. (E.g. in a Welsh context, Keri Jones is the recognized covering "Apostle" of 'All Nations' in Cardiff, 'LifePoint Church' in Swansea and 'Nationchangers' in Merthyr Tydfil, which operate under the banner of 'Ministries Without Borders.')

The British New Church Movement has down the years had what amounts to an elitist, separatist mindset; their focus is on teaching, shepherding and following only their own; one might say that they see themselves as the Premiership, and other Christian churches are playing in a lesser league. But, as the American "big boys" gained ever greater ground globally, it was perhaps inevitable that folks of a similar Dominionist persuasion here in the UK would become increasingly attracted to and influenced by the American way of doing things. Whilst British New Church members continue, for the present at least, in their own way and style, outside of their ranks there has been a groundswell of Dominionist activity, seeing the emergence onto the scene of men and women who proclaim themselves and each other to be Prophets appointed and anointed by God. These are now determinedly organizing themselves along American NAR lines, formulating a power base from which to launch a major offensive here in the British Isles.

The turn of the millennium had witnessed an unprecedented consolidation and careful organization of Apostles and Prophets taking place, centred in the USA, with the creation in 1999 of two select bodies to massively further their aims. One was the International Coalition of Apostles, of which C. Peter Wagner was Presiding Apostle. (This group is now known as ICAL: the International Coalition of Prophetic Leaders). The other was ACPE, the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders, chaired by Cindy Jacobs, of which Wagner was also unsurprisingly a key member. Structures were now in place to push the Dominionist agenda forward as never before, with their influence just two decades on now reaching across entire continents and even into the highest Office in the land, with Paula White being appointed to the White House staff as President Trump's Spiritual Adviser.


THE BRITISH ISLES COUNCIL OF PROPHETS 

What I wish to particularly draw attention to here, my friends, is that many previously largely independently-operating "Prophets" on this side of the Pond have now banded themselves together in a way that mimics the American NAR model. They have very recently established the 'British Isles Council of Prophets' in a collective effort to promote themselves and their supposed "prophecies" specifically here in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. So, whereas to date there has been a reliance on visiting, already well hyped and well connected "Prophets" to most powerfully further the NAR cause in these Islands, the mechanisms are now being put into place to market home-brewed Dominionist apostasy, and on an industrial scale!

Below is listed the full crew of the 'British Isles Council of Prophets' (henceforth referred to as BICP). These spiritual buccaneers - some three dozen names at the time of writing! - have all firmly nailed their colours to the mast of the NAR pirate ship:

Core Leaders:
Simon Braker                           Louise Reid                           Emma Stark
Rebecca King                           Adele Richards                     David Stark                     

Council members:
Tomi Arayomi                           Dylis Chi                               Moses Rankin
Helen Azer                                Jarrod Cooper                      Sam Robertson
Simon Baddeley                       Rachel Harris                       Marj Rossol
Sarah-Jane Biggart                  Claire Harrison                     Rose Sambrook
Mark Birch-Machin                   Barbara Jenkinson              Phil Sanderson
Rebecca Briggs                        Preethy Kurian                     Sue Sinclair
Melanie Brooks                        Christine Larkin                    Veronika West
Hellie Brunt                              Jennie Pitt                              Liz Wright
Rob Cates        

Advisory council:

Julie Anderson                         Revd. Canon John McGinley
Tim Eldridge                             Dr. Sharon Stone
Rachel Hickson

(Source: https://www.prophets.org.uk/council-members/ )

You'll note Sharon Stone's name above; we should not underestimate the relevance of her being on the BICP Advisory Council, as Dr. Stone is a member of the NAR's Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders and thus forms a bridge between them. I have previously been much moved to write about Sharon Stone and her fellow false prophets of ACPE; you'll find the account here:
https://watchman4wales.blogspot.com/2018/05/apostolic-prophet-to-nations-dr-sharon.html

It is not my intention here to go into detail about each of these 36 individuals, as this would make the article unnecessarily lengthy and off-putting to read. Friends, please research them yourselves, as the Spirit leads. Suffice to say that the NAR buzz-words and links are all there in abundance on the BICP bios and their individual sites: Apostolic/Prophetic Hubs/Centres, Prophetic Networks/Schools/Training/Summits/Conferences, Bethel Redding, Catch The Fire (Toronto Blessing), IHOP (Mike Bickle), Wagner Leadership Institute, Harvest International Ministries (Che Ahn), Apostolic and Prophetic anointing, 'Christian International' (Bill Hamon), pulling Heaven to Earth, spiritual mapping, dismantling demonic structures, apostolic fathers ("Call no man your father!" - Matt. 23:9), destiny, pioneering, igniting, releasing, living in the supernatural, dreams, prophetic art, equipping, impartation, transformation, Fivefold ministry, empowerment, activation, voice to the nations, reformation (of Church and society), new Kingdom paradigms, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera...

IMPORTANT. All these names are published here with the express warning that each of these individuals should be studiously avoided as being Bible-DISbelieving, Narrow Way bypass-builders. It should also go without saying that the churches they MISlead and the groups with which they are associated should similarly be given a very wide berth. If any are guest speakers invited to your own gathering, the leadership should be alerted as to what it is that they really stand for. If this should fall on deaf ears, do not under any circumstances support that meeting out of a misguided sense of loyalty. We are to follow the real Jesus and Him alone, not the different "Jesus" who these people represent.

It should be clearly understood that, true to type, this group do not in any way see themselves as operating apart from the other supposedly restored Fivefold Ministries, particularly Apostles; on their website you'll find the following significant statement:


"The BICP leadership will be proactive in relating to apostles and apostolic councils so that these foundational fivefold graces can better partner to build the church."

Note: Apostles and Prophets are at the top of the tree; the other three of the "fivefold ministries" (perched, it must be said, on much lower branches and very much subordinate to the higher echelons) are Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers. NAR Apostles are thought of as having equal, if not greater authority than the actual N.T. Apostles, despite the fact that in order to be an Apostle in the first place and to accordingly have any Apostolic authority, then he must have been an eyewitness of the resurrected Lord.


"PROPHETIC RESPONSIBILITY" - THEIR WORDS, AND THE REALITY BEHIND THEM!

BICP pronounces as one of its core values that there are at least five prophetic responsibilities for a nation, which are as follows: 

1) To speak to the destiny of that nation - calling its heavenly future to be established.

Truth of the matter? A NATION does not have a heavenly future; only truly saved INDIVIDUALS have a heavenly future. 
"Take heed that no man deceive you!" (Matt. 24:4)

2) To raise up an army to pray, fight and engage - calling the people into place.

Truth of the matter? We are not called to raise up an army of any description, least of all a 'Joel's Army' of 'Latter Rain' infamy. "Calling the people into place" is actually the bringing of the people into subjugation to their supposed authority.
"Take heed that no man deceive you!" (Matt. 24:4)

3) To open the gates of a nation, that the reign of Jesus Christ may come in - welcoming what God wants now (explaining the present).

Truth of the matter? "The reign of Jesus Christ" actually means that THEY will rule as His anointed and appointed agents on Earth (as they imagine themselves to be). The gates will not be opened to the Lord, but rather for unclean spirits to enter and be welcomed. (As at Toronto, Brownsville, Lakeland, etc.)
"Take heed that no man deceive you!" (Matt. 24:4)

4) To identify and confront spiritual strongholds - setting the nation free of its past.

Truth of the matter? We are not called to confront anything that might be seen as a spiritual stronghold, not to wage spiritual warfare but to preach the Gospel. "Setting the nation free of its past" will include wrenching it away from any residual uncompromising Biblical Truth that it once held to be sacrosanct, in order for it to blindly and passively accept Dominionist overlordship.
"Take heed that no man deceive you!" (Matt.24:4)

5) To expose hidden demonic strategies - setting the nation free in its future.

Truth of the matter? This is so ironic, as BICP is itself a demonic strategy, hidden in plain sight! "Setting the nation free in its future" = conquering the Seven Mountains and planting their flag atop each one. Their concept of freedom is that no opposition to their rule - especially from Christians holding to the fundamental doctrine of Sola Scriptura - will be tolerated. In other words - well, just one word actually - totalitarianism!
"Take heed that no man deceive you!" (Matt. 24:4)

(Source: https://www.prophets.org.uk/2019/09/core-value-4-prophetic-responsibility/ )


THE FIRST "PROPHETIC WORD" ISSUED BY BICP

On 1 February 2020, BICP released their first joint "prophetic word." It is in essence a triumphalist Dominionist manifesto, shot through with deepest delusion which completely flies in the face of Biblical eschatology. It speaks to itching ears, and in itself epitomizes the great Falling Away from Truth which will actually characterize the Last Days, rather than the great and glorious End Time harvest that they promise, with miracles an everyday occurrence and the visitation of angels frequent. 

BICP's NAR worldview and agenda is evidenced and encapsulated in the statement that speaks of unlocking, redeeming and reviving the mountains of influence, but their lengthy "word" makes outrageous claims throughout, which of course readers are expected to accept unquestioningly as being from God because THEY, His appointed prophets, have declared it! Just one example is the assertion that three angels i.e. 'The Angel of Awakening' and 'The Angel of Harvest' and 'The Angel of Deliverance' have been sent into the Earth expressly for this "season of the wrestle and glory," a season when the Church has to start operating at "a higher level of the apostolic and the prophetic," with the restored Offices carrying "a higher level of anointing!" (Now, isn't that a surprise - BICP's "prophets" are to be even more favoured and blessed!) Need it be pointed out that none of these supposed angels is ever mentioned in the Bible, the closed Canon of Scripture? But then, extra-Biblical revelation is of course only to be expected of those with such "a higher level of anointing" that they can freely add to - and just as freely take away from - the Word of God... and be applauded for so doing!

Very interestingly, while Jesus (the real One that is, not the BICP's bogus one) told us to "take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself" (Matthew 6:34), these Scripture re-writing renegades are busily proclaiming what is to happen for the rest of the decade! And while the Word of God tells us that things in the world will get worse and worse and darker and darker, these profitless prophets with lying spirits in their mouths flatly contradict Him, and would have us believe that (under their influence and authority, naturally) things will get better and better and lighter and lighter. Theirs is, quite simply, a doctrine of devils. (1 Timothy 4:1).


CONCLUSION

It is today as it was in Micaiah's day, when the 400 prophets with a lying spirit in their mouths prophesied great victory against the Syrians at Ramoth-gilead, while what actually happened was an unmitigated disaster, with - as Micaiah alone had correctly foretold - "all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd." (2 Chronicles 18:16)I'd very much encourage you to read the BICP's "word" for yourselves, and personally see how it runs completely against what the truly Holy Spirit-inspired prophets of the Bible had to declare about the close of the age, things that are for all time unchangeable:
https://www.prophets.org.uk/2020/02/prophetic-word-feb-2020

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
(1 John 4:1)

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Some further reading that might help your understanding:

Latter Rain: https://www.gotquestions.org/latter-rain-movement.html

Manifest(ed) Sons Of God: https://reachouttrust.org/manifest-sons-of-god/

Joel's Army: https://www.gotquestions.org/Joels-Army.html

C. Peter Wagner: http://apprising.org/2011/10/09/c-peter-wagner-and-his-dominion-mandate/ 

John Wimber/PowerEvangelism: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/wimber.html  

British New Church Movement: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_New_Church_Movement

Fivefold Ministries: https://www.gotquestions.org/five-fold-ministry.html

NAR, Seven Mountain Mandate, Dominionism; please see the links posted under:
https://watchman4wales.blogspot.com/2020/02/the-new-apostolic-reformation-and-seven.html


1. APOSTASY, ERROR & DECEPTION IN WALES - the watchman4wales blog.: BRITISH ISLES COUNCIL OF PROPHETS: THE NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION MARCHES FORWARD IN THE UK AND IRELAND!