[google28b52e0868d1e307.html]

Search This Blog

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

PAUL MANWARING GLOBAL LEGACY: WORLDWIDE REVIVAL, FATHER HEART CONFERENCE, SOZO?

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” (John 18:36).

Paul Manwaring is on the senior leadership team at Bethel church, Redding, CA, with specific responsibility for Global Legacy, a ministry of Bethel that promotes "worldwide revival".

"Global Legacy is a relational network that connects, encourages, and equips revival leaders worldwide. We expand God’s kingdom by helping to build relationships between revival leaders, ministries, and organizations around the globe, and to equip them to transform their spheres of influence.." {1}

Global Legacy was spawned out of Bethel Church as a result of a "prophetic word" from their Senior Pastor, the infamous NAR cult leader and alleged "apostle" Bill Johnson. Manwaring, who is British, returned to live in the UK in December 2016 in order to oversee the aims of Global Legacy in Europe. Global Legacy is cross denominational and has no doctrinal statement. Critically, Manwaring teaches that there should be no secular / sacred divide.

Manwaring: “My passion is that the church equips the Saints to do Kingdom. It’s time for reformation in every sphere, to erase the secular/sacred divide and marry the natural with the supernatural. ‘Awakening Europe’ is an incredible new movement.."  {2}

Manwaring refers of course to the false doctrine of Dominion theology aka Dominionism, Kingdom Now, Christian Reconstructionism, Theonomy which is based on a perversion of Genesis 1:28. Dominionists believe that before Christ physically returns to the earth, Christians must implement societal change and “take dominion” of the secular world in order to transform it into the Kingdom of God. Global Legacy is part of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and supports the "vision" to create cultural transformation via the seven mountain mandate: Media, Education, Economy, Government, Religion, Arts, and Family.

Dominion theology is NOT the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 
The mantra of dominionists is based on Matthew 6:10:
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Dominionists blatantly invert the scriptures. The world cannot be redeemed.. quite the reverse in fact. Jesus was very specific in teaching that His kingdom is NOT of this world. (John 18:36 cf. Colossians 3:2; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15-17; John 15:18-21; Hebrews 11:16). The world will be in the grip of terrible rebellion and widespread religious deception when Jesus returns:

As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “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. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:3-14).

Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion 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. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

Christians are not called to transform the systems of this world from within, but rather to bear witness and to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8). ..apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5). Christians do not belong to the world, they are those who are chosen out of the world. (John 15:19;17:6). The only way dominionists can justify their ungodly agenda is to deny the scriptures in favour of "direct revelation" from God through various false "apostles" and "prophets" whom they claim have superseded Jesus' original apostles. (Acts 2:42). Are these false teachers greater than Jesus Christ? (Luke 4:18). Bill Johnson's "off the map" approach denies the Reformation principle of sola scriptura and leaves his followers vulnerable to "every wind of doctrine". (Ephesians 4:14). These false apostles and prophets have dispossessed many believers of the precautionary mechanism to test the spirits. (1 John 4:1 cf. 1 Corinthians 12:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Timothy 2:15; Isaiah 9:16).

Dominionists are preterists/amillennialist.
A short explantion follows for the benefit of those not familiar with these terms:
Preterism is the view that all prophecy in the Bible has already been fulfilled in history.
Dominionists have decided that the book of Revelation is a symbolic picture of first-century conflicts. They therefore take the amillennial view, which is to reject the literal interpretation of Revelation 20:2-7 concerning the thousand year reign of Christ in order to set up "heavens government" themselves here on the earth.

"Also, Bill Johnson and Kris Vallotton from Bethel Church in Redding, Ca. hold a dominion, preterist, post-millennial position as well and they use a book entitled "Victorious Eschatology" by Harold Eberly. These positions are all based on replacement theology. No matter how much these people say they love Israel and pray for Israel this position IS REPLACEMENT THEOLOGY!" {3}

A Sample of Paul Manwaring's Distorted Teaching:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnA8bkGUmKo

Do not be deceived by Manwaring's personable style, he is a false NAR teacher and a vigorous promoter of Dominion Theology. (2 Corinthians 11:14; Proverbs 26:25).

Manwaring: "If His kingdom is going to come, it needs to be a kingdom that represents the King; a message that represents the King; a government structure that represents the King... we are  drafted in to bear and to carry the government of heaven.. The purpose of government is not to control wickedness.." (!!!) This statement blatantly contradicts the scriptures:

For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. (Romans 13:3-4 cf. Romans 13:2; 1 Peter 2:14).

Manwaring: Adam and Eve were removed from the garden for their protection so that they could not eat of the other tree.. they were not removed for punishment - they were removed so that they could be redeemed...." Actually the verse says that they were removed as a preventative measure so that they would not would not take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—  (Genesis 3:22). When Adam and Eve fell they became sinners and their disobedience brought about various curses and judgements. The serpent was cursed and the ground was cursed. (Genesis 3:14,17). Adam and Eve were condemned to suffer various temporal judgements/hardships. (Genesis 3:16-19). The definition of "curse" is "A solemn utterance intended to invoke a supernatural power to inflict harm or punishment on someone or something." {4} SIN invokes PENALTY! Certainly Adam and Eve (and their descendants) suffered various penalties for sin in this world. The long term plan of God was to send Jesus Christ to pay the ultimate penalty for the sins (plural) of the world in our place. (1 John 2:2; Isaiah 53:5; Romans 6:23; Romans 3:23-24). Nevertheless unbelievers will remain in their sins and their eternal punishment will therefore remain. (John 3:15; Matthew 25:46). Manwaring's deceptive mixture truth and error is lethal! (1 Corinthians 5:6; Matthew 24:24).

"While Christ did indeed reverse the curse of Adam's sin, the completion of his achievement on the cross is premillennial (Zechariah 14:4-9; Matthew 25:31-34). The kingdom will not be established until JESUS CHRIST (NOT THE CHURCH) sets up his millennial reign after the Great Tribulation (Revelation 19:11-20:4; 22:19). Jesus Christ did not commission the church to remodel society, the church was commissioned to preach the gospel to the whole world and to make disciples. (Mark 16:15; Matthew 24:14; Matthew 28:19-20)." {5}

Manwaring disdains the type of church government where various structures are put into place that require Christians to conform. He seems to teach a form of antinomianism (lawlessness). (2 Thessalonians 2:3-7). There is a balance of course; some churches have unnecessary excessive rules that bring people into bondage. Excesses aside however, church discipline is biblical. (Matthew 18:15-18; 1 Corinthians 5:1-12). The Law of Christ has not been abrogated! (1 Corinthians 9:21). Certain structures must apply in order for the church to keep in step with the Holy Spirit and to reflect the light of Christ. Worldly people are devoid of the Spirit (Jude 1:19). In other words, there must be a sacred / secular divide!

Manwaring continues on in his error. Astoundingly, he does not see a judgement day coming in the book of Revelation!!!  "Judgement day is not in my copy of Revelation- it is written in between the verses.." 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16). I can assure readers of this post that JUDGEMENT DAY MOST CERTAINLY IS COMING. Jesus Christ referred to it Himself a number of times (Matthew 7:22, 10:15, 11:24, 25:31-36, 40-43). The book of Revelation refers to the great white throne judgement following the millennial reign of Christ: ..and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. (Revelation 20:11). And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15). Furthermore, God's wrath is released immediately prior to Jesus' second coming during the trumpet judgements in Revelation 8-11, culminating in the seven bowls of the wrath of God poured out upon the earth. (Revelation 16:1-17). This period of time is referred to in the scriptures as "the Day of the Lord" "the great day of their wrath" or simply "the day/that day":

Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. (Joel 3:14 ).

..for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand? (Revelation 6:17).

The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. (Joel 2:31, cited in Acts 2:20).

But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. (2 Peter 3:7).

..then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment.. (1 Thessalonians 5:2).

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.. (Matthew 12:36).

"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering again unto him (The Rapture), 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. Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction." (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3).

The phrase “the day of the Lord” appears nineteen times in the Old Testament: Isaiah 2:12; 13:6, 9; Ezekiel 13:5, 30:3; Joel 1:15, 2:1,11,31; 3:14; Amos 5:18,20; Obadiah 15; Zephaniah 1:7-15, 2:2; Zechariah 14:1; Malachi. 4:5), and five times in the New Testament: Acts 2:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:2; 2 Peter 3:10. It is also alluded to in other passages: Revelation 6:17; 16:14. The New Testament refers to "a day of wrath" "a day of visitation” and "the great day of God Almighty”. (Revelation 16:14). Further examples: Matthew 10:15, Matthew 11:22, 1 Corinthians 1:8; Romans 2:5; 1 John 4:17; 2 Peter 2:9.

BEWARE! All that glitters is not gold at Bethel Church Redding:

Vile abominations proliferate at Bethel Church Redding. (Ezekiel 8:9). Bethel/Jesus Culture and their associates are utterly immersed in occult activities and demonic manifestations. Christians should run from unholy manifestations such as fake gold dust, diamonds, angel feathers, grave sucking, spiritual drunkenness, portals, visualisation, spirit-travel, fire-tunnels, angel-orbs, glory clouds, impartations and so on. ..an evil and adulterous generation seeks a sign. (Matthew 6:4; 12:39). Bill Johnson's wife, grave sucker and occult diviner, Beni, even claims to wake up angels with "prophetic toys". {6}

TRANSFORMATION:

The promise of "inner healing" so called, is a false inducement offered to those seeking freedom from bondage and a closer relationship with the Lord, the supposed aim being the unbiblical Dominionist concept of "transformation". The bible teaches the individual transformation of believers based on TRUTH. (John 6:58, 14:6). NAR false teachers reject the scriptures and operate from the spirit of error. (1 John 4:6). Inner Healing and spiritual growth come only from the TRUTH i.e. the teaching of Jesus Christ and the apostles:  ..you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:33). 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:12).

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:18).

BEWARE!
Paul Manwaring/Global Legacy may very well be coming to a town near you with a Father Heart Conference or an event linked with Sozo, Revival, Transformation etc. (2 Timothy 2:17). So far this year, Manwaring is scheduled to speak at various venues in the UK: Bearsden Baptist Church in Glasgow, The Hub in Wymondham, The Ridgeway Centre in Milton Keynes, Kings House in Bedford, New Life Church in Milton Keynes, St Newlyn East Village Hall in Saint Newlyn East, Cornwall, The HopeSpring Centre in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. {7}

On the 5th and 6th of January 2018, All Nations Church Frog Island Leicester UK is hosting a Global Legacy Conference described as: "2018's gathering of leaders from across the UK and Europe." {8}

Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues; (Revelation 18:4).

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 2:9-12).

{1} http://www.globallegacy.com/about
{2} http://s620369274.websitehome.co.uk/news/events/laughing-at-the-lie-another-perspective-from-ela-2016/
{3} http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs069/1101702963972/archive/1109839625495.html
{4} https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/curse
{5} https://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/bill-johnsons-leaven-beware-global.html?m=0
{6} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q25oPxQ7zH0
{7} http://www.paulmanwaring.com/events
{8} https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-legacy-2018-tickets-37270366670

3 comments:

Irving S. said...

Fabulous article, Treena. In view of the extent to which present-day "Christianity" has become Satanic, I think that Satanic churches and clubs should "return the favor" and play some church hymns!

colin said...

Truly "wolves in sheep's clothing", and these men have the same Bibles as we do! How can this be? Their theology leaves a putrid stench in my nostrils (how much more so God's?);the way this lot "Do Church"! Their theology is warped and twisted at every turn, so much so that it beggars belief that people are taken in by them, but it is so; a sorrowful sight!
2 Timothy 3 warns us that such times would come in "the last days", their "form of godliness" is so thin!

It is my prayer that some of their people would read and DIGEST this article and show these ravenous wolves a clean pair of heels!

As you so rightly say, we are to be WITNESSES to the Truth! "My sheep hear My voice", this lot don't, so they cannot possibly be His sheep. It will NOT be until the Great Shepherd Himself returns that the sheep will rule under Him, and NOT one second before!

This Kingdom now! dominionist agenda is from the pit.

God bless.

Treena Gisborn said...

Thank you Irv and Colin for your thoughts.

Christians are simply called to bear witness and to preach the gospel.
It really could not be clearer!

Those who distort and add to God's word will suffer dire consequences!

"I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.." Revelation 22:18.

God bless.