To the Church of Jesus Christ: Meet your Apostles and Prophets that you should be "covered" under?
According to Peter Wagner and
thes prophets, God is establishing a new governmental structure for the
end-times.The current structure is obsolete. We must all come under their
Are they your Apostles as Apostle Paul was to the NT Church?
Peter Wagner, Chuck Pierce, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon, Dutch Sheets, Barbara Wentroble, John Eckhardt. When being challenged about his apostolic authority he mentioned the fact that he had performed the "signs of a true apostle" among them (see 2 Cor. 12:12). Paul worked signs, wonders, and mighty deeds among the Corinthians.
What signs, wonders, and mighty deeds do today's so-called apostles perform? Holy laughter? Slaying people by a spirit? Causing others to become intoxicated in spirit? Lay hands on folks and have them make "prophetic" animal noises? Hardly in the same class as the genuine miracles through Paul by the Holy Spirit. ...
Source: Inner City Discernment Ministry
An Ad states:
"13th Annual International Gathering of the Apostles & Prophets"
They are you prophets and apostles from God. You cannot be in the middle ground. They are telling us to choose. We must choose! You must accept them or reject them. Will you follow them or will you fight them.
Will these apostles and prophets be able to perform some real signs and wonders this year instead of the "usual" which are easily being performed in the occult religions and just as easily manufactured by human methods of psychology?
Let's just hope that they stop
telling people that God is only capable of miracles that can be duplicated
by mere mortals. We must ask ourselves: How far has Peter Wagner gone?
How much farther will he go?
This is what the ad and Peter Wagner is telling us.
The Church is being prepared for the greatest awakening in its history. This awakening will gather the world-wide harvest that is on the horizon. To accomodate this next move. God is shifting and establishing his governmental foundation. ... Now the Apostolic office is being renewed and being established from nation to nation.
"At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or 'There he is!' do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect -- if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time." (Matthew 24:23-25)
What Benefit is the Prophetic Movement?
All the insights and revelations given by the restored prophets we know of historically can be boiled down to simple "bless me" statements or obvious generalized comments about the Church or world with the usual "thus saith the Lord" tacked on to them.
For example, Ken Hagin is seen as a prophet - he says he has personally seen, talked with, been taught by the risen Christ - yet he has not one theological or doctrinal answer to any of the serious issues facing the Church.
For all their swelling words and so called divine
revelations - these people add nothing genuine to the life of the Church.
Many of the people in these ad's are self-appointed, self-anointed, and
self-proclaimed. It is an interesting FACT that the Bible has more
warning(s) about the
mission of false prophets than any other demonic counterfeit. Here are just the New Testament texts: (KJV)
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Matthew 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
Luke 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
Acts 13:6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus:
2 Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Rev. 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Rev. 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Rev. 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
The Bible is filled with warnings so that God's people will not be deceived by these people masquerading as the oracles of God. Yet today, sadly, many of God's people have itching ears and are running as fast as they can to hear the latest "word" from the mouth of one claiming to be a prophet of our Lord -
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Go to these conferences if you want to learn to "get results" by praying.
Here are some of the major players:
Bishop Harold Ray, Chuck Pierce, Apostle John Eckhardt, Apostle Joseph Leonard, Pastor Robert Gay, Apostle Dr. Bishop Bill Hamon, Pastor Jane Hamon, Prophetess Mary Crum, Elizabeth Hairston, Prophet Karan Jenkins, Pastor Barbora Yoder, Prophet Adrian Berry, Dr. Aimee Kovacs
This group is espousing the need for the Church to about "Building Foundations for Revival." They are "mobilizing apostles, prophets, and intercessors." Dr. C. Peter Wagner, Chuck Pierce, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon, John Eckardt will be the prophets/apostles/and teachers leading this meeting. According to these folks "To accommodate this next move, God is shifting and establishing His governmental foundation. . .Over the last 12 years we have seen the voice of the Prophet restored and resounding in our land. Now the Apostolic office is being renewed and being established from nation to nation."
The common theme in all of these meetings is basic: