The Dark Agenda Behind the Florida Outpouring
Posted by susanb99 on June 26, 2008
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From Deception Bytes:
The Florida outpouring that is racing around the globe at an unprecedented speed has an agenda. An agenda that is well hidden behind Christian sounding words and phrases to quell the fears of suspicions and discerning sheep. It is a dark agenda that has been planned for eternity and implemented with military precision. A plan to open you up to hidden wisdom, mystical experiences and spirit guides in preparation for the coming “paradigm shift.” It is a plan to raise up a New Breed who will discard the old and arise to violently lay hold of the New Order Kingdom in which the church will rule and reign over the earth. It sounds good doesn’t it? I mean it sounds plausible, why, it even sounds Christian. However, this teaching, thinly veiled in Christian terms, is identical in every way to what the occultists, Gnostics, New Agers and esoteric religions teach. However, just as we wrap a nasty pill in bacon to feed a dog his medicine, this teaching has been wrapped in something particularly tasty to make it easier to swallow.
In order to gain a deeper understanding of these heretical teachings we need to take a closer look. Bentley, as you may or may not know, is closely associated with the disgraced Kansas City Prophets Paul Cain and Bob Jones.
Paul Cain, a self professed and unrepentant homosexual and alcoholic, closely adhered to the Latter Rain teachings of heretic William Branham. Branham believed in UFO’s, denied the Trinity, and believed that Eve and the serpent had sex. This is the same Branham who had a spirit guide or ‘angel’, that he claimed performed the healing miracles, and also believed he was Elijah. Particularly alarming is the fact that Bentley now claims that he has been given Branham’s angel. Cain openly declared that Branham was “the greatest prophet in the 20th century”
Bob Jones was publically disgraced after having women disrobe in his office to receive prophetic ministry naked before the Lord. He is today regarded as one of the fathers of the Prophetic Movement and one of the main disseminators of the Joel’s Army, Kingdom Now, Dominionist, Manifest Sons of God, and New Breed, heresies. This is the same Bob Jones who claimed that prophets only needed to be 66 percent accurate because we had not evolved to the place where we could handle 100 percent truth. He also taught that Kansas City Fellowship was the one true church and that all others were to be assimilated into it. Bentley calls Jones his father in the faith.
So what exactly is this doctrine they are disseminating in these modern day revivals and outpourings? The basic tenant of their teaching is that Adam lost dominion over the earth in the Garden of Eden. They believe that the church’s mandate is to recover it. They eschew the hope of heaven and mock and deride Christians who believe in a literal rapture. Instead, they desire dominion here on earth. They believe it is their right and their inheritance to rule and reign, dominate and subdue. They want to rule the earth and all its inhabitants. They aspire to purge the earth it of its evil and bring everything under submission to their authority. What will happen to those who do not wish to be dominated? Simple- they will die. Of course since they will be ruling and reigning here on earth, there will be no need for rapture. In fact there are some that go so far as to say that it is the wicked that will be raptured. The wicked being those who do not go along with this New Order, this cosmic Christ Consciousness, this evolution into Godhood.
So, who will lead us into the restoration of all things? Certainly not Jesus, no, they teach that it will be the newly restored Five-Fold- Priesthood. According to Intotruth.org, “The Five-fold Priesthood is supposed to emerge in the end times to restore the Church to perfection; Apostles, Prophets and Teachers must prepare the way, like John the Baptist, for a new appearance of the Christ. The restoration of the gifts and ministries to the Church is designed to bring it to “fullness”. These authoritarian leaders will judge and purge the Church until it is one undivided Body in the earth. Thus the Restoration churches have adopted a teaching more familiar to us as the Ascended Masters of the New Age, who come to lead us to spiritual transformation.”
These teaching and beliefs are blatantly Gnostic. The term Gnosticism comes from the Greek word gnosis meaning “ultimate knowledge. It is neither religion nor philosophy but rather a collection of knowledge gathered through direct experience with the spirit world. The Gnostics teach that salvation is obtained through knowledge. Gnostics believe that the knowledge necessary for salvation has been revealed through Jesus Christ. They believe He was the pattern son so to speak to lead us into the “Cosmic Christ Consciousness” where we will evolve to become God. Thus our salvation according to the Gnostics is dependent on knowledge and not on the shredding of Christ’s Blood for the remission of our sins. This sounds like the lie of the same serpent who told Eve that her eyes would be open and she would be like God if only she took of the forbidden fruit.
The Gnostics hold that there is a spark of knowledge that resides in an elite few. It is no coincidence that the Florida Outpouring was touched off in a church called Ignite. Liberation of this spark they believe only comes through knowledge of the divine. Salvation thus comes through liberation of the spark from the body. Essentially the modern Gnostic seeks “Cosmic Salvation” through the liberation of this spark. Only when these sparks have been liberated can the world evolve to Godhood. Essentially, the modern Gnostic is looking to perfect the world. They believe that they will literally co-create the conditions necessary for the second coming which they believe will not be a literal coming but will be the full advent of the “Christ Consciousness” on earth. They do not need to look for a literal Christ since they believe they are Christ. Those who are unwilling to “evolve” (which of course would be all true blood bought Christians) will be purged from the earth.
This is identical to what the New Agers proclaim. “All who wish to enter the New Age ‘on the physical plane must undergo an ‘energy activation’ or ‘rebirth’ – usually marked by a subjective trance-induced ‘light experience’ where one meets either a ‘spirit guide’ or one’s ‘higher self’. This ‘altered state of consciousness’ will eventually lead to a ‘Luciferic initiation’ into the ‘new humanity’, or a vow of allegiance to Lucifer as god. Those who cannot or will not (not sufficiently developed in their spiritual journey) will be sent on to their next life in a global cleansing action’ (Alice Bailey, ‘The Rays and the Initiations’ pp.754-755).
The thing that alarms me most is not that the Gnostics, New Agers, and occultics are speaking heretical mistruths. Indeed we expect them to. The alarming thing is that these mistruths have leached into the soil of the Charismatic movement and spread their poisonous vines into mainline denominations. They are now being shed abroad by these so called revivals and outpourings which further propel their aggressive agenda. Is this a conspiracy theory? No indeed, it is a conspiracy fact! These self styled prophets and apostles are tightly networked and highly organized. They prophesy and declare things and then they work behind the scenes to bring these things to pass. One will prophesy and the others back it up. One will lie and the others swear to it. It is amazing to me that because of their efforts, what was once thought of as heretical and highly blasphemous is now accepted as fact.\
Perhaps no man has done more to further the cause of gnosticm and new age philosophy in the church than Rick Joyner. His beliefs are carbon copies of those propagated by the Gnostics, occultists and the New Age Movement. In his book Civil War in the Church, Joyner claims that a war is coming between the grays (who he terms conservative legalists) and the Blues (those holding to the New Knowledge, or New Order). These “Grays” according to Joyner must accept the “New Christianity” or be removed from the earth. Indeed we Grays may pay with our lives for our adherence to Biblical principals and awake to find that those who have betrayed us were the very ones we deemed most spiritual.
Joyner admonishes us to throw off the bonds of slavery to the “old” revelations and embrace the “new” revelations or progressive revelations of the “Latter Rain”. He teaches against the literal second coming and labels those who believe in the rapture as having escapist mentalities. In its place we are to look for the rising of a victorious church that will put all enemies under her feet. This teaching sees Christ invisibly manifest in his ruling and reigning church. The emphasis is no longer Christ but the church and its new self-styled governing apostles and prophets.
The purpose of the revival is to prepare those who will accept it to go on to their final stage of development which will be the merging of God and man. Its purpose is to openly introduce Christians to esoteric teachings and draw them away from the true Christ. According to the New Agers, “Charismatic congregations in main-line churches are entry points into the Aquarian frontier.” The Unfinished Animal: The Aquarian Frontier and the Evolution of Consciousness. Alice Bailey, mother of the modern New Age Movement, claimed that agents would infiltrate the Christian Church to modify its message, while adapting it as a vehicle for the Universal Religion of the 21st Century.
Remember there is only one world church in the Bible and it is not Gods.The Kingdom of God will not be set up by men but will be set up by Jesus himself at the time of his literal coming. The only way to counteract these heretical teachings is through adherence to sound Biblical Doctrine.
In 2nd Corinthians verse 11 Paul was concerned for believers because, as Eve had believed the lies of the serpent, they were believing the lies of the false teachers who were leading them away from devotion to Christ. Jesus clearly stated that the end days would be characterized by deception marked by lying signs and wonders. Clearly we are being enticed away to another gospel and another Christ. Our choice is whether we will embrace the Truth or swallow the bacon-wrapped lie.
Luke 11:35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
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