At the “supernatural life” website we discover the New Apostolic Reformation bunch is holding a conference starting today and lasting through Sunday, October 2. The conference is entitled, “Living in the Culture of Heaven.” The site states the purpose of the conference as such: “Encounter God. Release Heaven. Change the Earth.” Additionally, we read: “Divine insight. Wisdom. Love. Overcoming joy. Miraculous healing. God wants to flood our lives with His presence and power so that we can touch our families, communities and the world around us. He wants to pour out His nature, His divine attributes and fill us with His power and grace!” Those familiar with Dominion Theology can recognize the jargon specific to these teachings, but if such theology is new to you, here is an excellent blog concerning it:
Speakers at the event include -
Lance Wallnau - A proponent of the Seven Mountain Mandate (part of Dominion Theology) which says there are seven kingdoms/mountains/cultures/pillars/spheres in every society and individual Christians are to bring the Kingdom of God down into the sphere over which they have influence. These spheres are government, education, religion, business, media, arts and entertainment, and family. According to Wallnau, God wants to partner supernaturally with you to bring you into “occupation” of new territory. A new company of “kings and priests” is being activated in every sphere of culture to bring forth a testimony of the kingdom. He made the following statement at a service at the Toronto Revival in 2011: "It’s important to know what’s happening now is the gospel of salvation, which was considered the endgame – getting people saved so they can go to heaven when they die – is being redefined in the context of the gospel of the Kingdom, which does something with you after you’re saved, so you have a life of significance before you go to heaven.”
Patricia King – Part of the NAR, she is founder of XP Ministries and has a program entitled, “Everlasting Love.” Here is one of her programs in which she discusses how our worship affects angels:
Another example of her false teaching is her promotion of “Ekstasis,” a form of trance dancing. This neo-pagan practice leads the participants into a place beyond regular worship and into the freedom to dance and celebrate their love for Jesus Christ with an all new abandoned level of expression and experience. This video features Patricia and her itinerant pastor, Caleb Brundidge, who doubles as a travelling DJ and calls his show “Club Mysterio.”
Heidi Baker – An “apostle” in the NAR, she has spoken many times at the Toronto Revival and Bill Johnson’s Bethel church. Here is an incredibly disturbing video of her “ministering” at Bethel church:
In the video at the top of this facebook page we see Heidi Baker and a Muslim woman who allegedly received her sight when Heidi Baker laid hands on her and prayed. The local Christian pastor wanted to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with this Muslim in order for her to understand the basis of her healing and he was told “just love her” by Baker. Interestingly, as Baker left after praying for this woman, the video records the woman extolling her Muslim faith and the Koran.
Nick Hall – The organizer of the ecumenical “Together 2016” event:
Concerning the recent Together 2016 gathering in Washington D.C., the writers at Herescope
http://herescope.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/resetting-reformation.html ask this thought-provoking question – “Why is Hall using the Ouroboros “O” as his Reset logo? This is an important question. Compare the unbiblical and esoteric form of unity symbolized in the Ouroboros with its idea of “an eternal cycle of destruction and re-creation” to Hall’s concept of a “reset” button which, when mystically pushed, formulates profound spiritual change.
Here is Hall's vision of his RESET Movement: A reset to our created purpose. In 2012, a group of people from different backgrounds, known then as RESET Movement, began sharing the message of a “reset” at events and gatherings. The term relates to technology, where a reset clears past errors and gets the system working toward its created purpose. In the same way, every person is created for a purpose—but we have downloaded the wrong files, corrupted the system, and fallen away from God’s best for our lives. Each of us needs a reset, and Jesus offers everyone a supernatural reset.
Clever as it sounds, Hall’s “reset” message is not biblical. It is NOT the true Gospel. We aren’t hapless victims who have unwittingly “downloaded the wrong files” that have “corrupted the system.” We are sinners born of Adam who need to confess and repent of our sin and believe that Jesus Christ alone, the Lamb of God, paid for our sin on the Cross with His own blood.
Additionally, here is a very interesting link concerning the use of the ouroboros symbol in many cultures throughout history.
We must not be deceived by Dominion Theology, or the seven mountain mandate aspect of it, which distorts eschatology tremendously. True believers will rule and reign with Jesus, but that is in the future millennial period, not now. Rev. 5:10 "And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." Also, Rev. 20:6 "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years."
During this current time period, we are to preach the gospel of salvation. The true message of repentance and forgiveness of sins; Jesus coming to seek and save the lost; hearing there is a heaven to gain and a hell to shun.
Rom. 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek."
Eph. 1:13 "In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise."
1 Cor. 15:1-4 "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures."
Hillsong United performing on the Today Show:
Contemporary Christian band Hillsong United has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide, and now their story is the subject of a new documentary, “Hillsong: Let Hope Rise.” The film opens today, September 16, in theaters nationwide.
See Trailer below:
In an article from the Christian Post entitled “Hillsong Debuts New Trailer for Upcoming Film 'Let Hope Rise’” we read the following: “We're thrilled that Pure Flix, the No. 1 producer of faith films in the U.S., is our partner on this project," Brian Houston, founding pastor of Hillsong Church said: "It's our hope that by sharing an up-close and unvarnished look inside our music and lives, we can shatter preconceived notions of what it means to follow Jesus in today's modern world."
However, the question must be asked of Brian Houston, “To which Jesus are you referring?” Brian Houston has preached a WOF, prosperity, name it and claim it gospel for years, thus presenting another Jesus and another gospel.
For one example Click here “In an address entitled 'When faith talks', Houston focused on the importance of speaking out our confession of faith. "What does faith sound like?" he asked. "It's us hearing God's word over every circumstance and situation. It's God hearing what we say, and us hearing what God says. Faith definitely has a sound and it definitely talks…You need it when it comes to pressing on and in to all God has got for you. If you've gone away from it, I exhort you to come back to speaking the way that faith speaks. Listen to how faith talks, because when faith talks, something powerful is going to happen. The words you speak have a huge impact on the life that you enjoy."
These statements by Brian Houston reveal a belief in faith as a force, which is classic WOF teaching. Followers of this belief system profess an ability to use words to fashion this faith-force and actually bring into existence that which they believe Scripture promises (health, wealth, etc.). Adherents believe there are specific laws which govern the faith-force and that God Himself is subject to these laws. Word of Faith teaching also includes a complete redefinition of the Atonement. One component is the belief that Jesus was born again in hell after being held captive there and tortured by demons. However, Jesus could not be born again since He did not have a sinful nature. The sacrifice had to be perfect just as is stated in 1 Pet. 1:19-20: “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.”
This documentary has already stirred much excitement among fans with many all over the world hoping the film will come to theaters in their nations, also. It is a shame that millions will view this film, believing they are witnessing the account of the meteoric rise of a Christian band. However, when a band comes from a church that preaches another, Jesus they are following the traditions of men, not biblical Christianity.
The 2016 Mekudeshet Festival might accurately be dubbed a predecessor of the one world religion. Christians, Jews and Muslims are flocking to the Holy City for a “spiritual gathering” dubbed Amen—A House of Prayer For All Believers.
The goal of the event is to create “a single home for the world’s three major religions to harness the city’s ancient powers to inspire artists, musicians and cultural figures from around the world to redefine their art and traditions and connect amid troubling times.”
“We will see if it is possible, despite all the corporeal difficulties and earthly obstacles, to create a new reality,” says Mekudeshet artistic director Itay Mautner. …
“Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways,” says Pope Francis when speaking to a similar audience recently. “In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty we have for all: We are all children of God.”
The Bible teaches that there’s only one way to the Father – through Jesus Christ. To suggest anything else causes confusion and deceives. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6.
A new interfaith and spiritual gathering of Christians, Jews and Muslims will take place in Jerusalem this September. “Amen-A House of Prayer For All Believers”, part of the 2016 Mekudeshet Festival from September 4-23, is an initiative created by the Jerusalem Season of Culture, an annual festival in Jerusalem, to bring together the world’s three major faiths “who share a belief in one God and a boundless love for Jerusalem to dialogue, study, sing and pray together in one temporary house of worship,” said a press release - 08/14/16.
(Prophecies of the End Times)
Musicians of a myriad of religions from the four corners of the world gather once a year in Jerusalem for a pilgrimage of peace, tolerance and brotherhood and for four days of performances that will make you stop and ponder, have you dancing wildly, enlighten you and make your heart soar.
The Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival is a harmonious call to all the nations and faiths of the world to come together in equality and to rejoice in themselves. This festival of song, discourse and deliberation offers a setting that embraces a variety of sacred music, sweeping participants away in a blend of the senses. Now in its fourth year, the Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2015 will reach for new heights, presenting an expansive program that will provide festival-goers with opportunities delve into musical styles and never-before-heard combinations. The venues are almost as conducive to spirituality as the music itself, including thousand-year-old caves, churches and synagogues. In a city of diversity that has heard innumerable prayers and hymns, the Sacred Music Festival succeeds in producing an ode to brotherhood and faith in the human spirit.
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We can not just put aside or ignore doctrinal differences for the sake of unity and love. We can not compromise tenants of Biblical Christianity. These ecumenical events are all leading out to a one world religion that will culminate into a one world order. Please be aware of what is taking place in these last days and avoid anything that seeks to incorporate all religions for the sake of tolerance and peace.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
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.
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
More Scriptural references: Revelation 17:1-18, Daniel 7:16-24, Daniel 2: 41-42.
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The HAPN 2016 Annual Gathering October 25th - October 29th, Oklahoma.
The HAPN 2016 Annual Gathering is definitely an event any born again Christian would do well to avoid. On their website they state God has called the Heartland Apostolic Prayer Network (HAPN) into being by joining the hearts of many Kingdom leaders to the heart of God. We are working together to change the heart of America and the Nations. Our purpose and desire is to see the mountains (Isa. 2:2) of religion, family, education, government, media, arts and entertainment and business in America and the Nations impacted by the Kingdom of God through our prayers and influence.
HAPN promotes false teaching of influence over culture by entering into the seven mountains of society and claiming to take authority over the powers and principalities that are driving these areas. This, of course, is not what the mission of the true believer is to be about. Rather, we are mandated to go into all the world and make disciples.This can only come about as the finished work of Jesus Christ is preached and believed by the individual repenting and trusting from the heart exactly what Jesus came to do. The mission of the Church is not to transform society, but to preach the Gospel. The unbelieving society as a whole is ruled by Satan and will only get worse as the end times approach closer to the end of the Church Age and ultimately until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the Perfect Age to come.
This is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His cross way plan of salvation. The Gospel message is that Jesus Christ came to this earth, born of a virgin, sinless, spotless, Lamb without blemish. Jesus was fully divine and fully man at the same time and paid the sin debt we cannot pay because we have all sinned and fallen short of perfection. Only a perfect substitute could make the way to the Father. Jesus died, was buried, and rose again after three days and will return for His Bride and then for the Second Coming at the end of the seven-year Tribulation period.
John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 - Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
2 Corinthians 5:21 - For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.