Prophet Paul Cain
Paul Cain was born in 1929 at Garland, Texas, a small farming community about 20 miles from downtown Dallas. The reports are that, just prior to his birth, his mother, Anna, was terminally ill from four major diseases: cancer of the breasts, tuberculosis, heart disease, and three malignant tumors that prevented her from being able to have a normal delivery. While on the verge of death, one whom she believed to be the Angel of the Lord appeared to her.
The angel put his hand on her shoulder and said, “Daughter, be of good cheer, be not afraid, you shall live and not die, the fruit of your womb-shall be a malechild. Name him Paul. He shall preach my gospel as did apostle Paul of old” (Terri Sullivant, “Paul Cain: A Personal Profile,” Grace City Report, Special Edition, Fall, 1989, p. 2.)
David Pythes writes, “Paul's mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother had all been born with the gift of “seeing.” His great-grandmother would sometimes see things in broad daylight and ask her friends or family if they could see them too. If they said they could not, she would occasionally lay her hand upon them and they would immediately see the identical vision.”…Cain inherited this gift passed on from generations believing it is from the Lord where “He could see when a person was going to be healed and live and also knew when someone was going to die” (David Pytches in Some Said it Thundered Some Said it Thundered p.24-25).
This is what is known as a gifting in the occult, passed on through generations. This is not what we know as a gift from the Holy Spirit with sharing a vision by touch, this is paranormal activity. Interesting to note from the beginning is a revelation of his call naming the apostle Paul, which occurs again .
At the age of eight, the entity Cain calls “the Angel of the Lord” visited him for the first time. The Angel of the Lord said to Paul, “I want you to preach my gospel as did Paul of old. Open your mouth and I will it. You will preach the gospel by binding the sickness and infirmities of God's people” (Terri Sullivant, “Paul Cain: A Personal Profile,” Grace City Report, Special Edition, Fall, 1989, p. 2.).
It is questionable that Cain was even introduced to Christ and the Gospel. The similarity of Branham's calling and Cain's are too similar to discount. They do not end there, but only begin.
In 1947, Cain was part of the healing revival at age 18, Cain began to hold “healing meetings” in his native Garland. He was the youngest of “'ally who built their ministries during the “healing revival” period that lasted from 1947 to 1958. His contemporaries included Oral Roberts, William Branham, O.L. Jaggers, A.A. Allen, T.L. Osborn, Jack Coe, and Franklin Hall. Cain admits that he suffered the same greed and pride that he says characterized his contemporaries. “He saw the excesses of that movement and backed away from it until 1987 when the Kansas City Fellowship's leaders Mike Bickle and Bob Jones felt impressed to serve Paul Cain and his ministry in any way they could. Bob Jones said “the Lord named Paul Cain's ministry, “The terror of the Lord.” (Paul Cain a Personal Profile, p. 13).
Cain says that it was because he succumb to these weaknesses that God caused him to lose everything including his health.
In the midst of Paul's despair and repentance, God told him that if he kept himself from corruption and remained content with living a humble life marked by Scripture study and prayer, one day he would be allowed to stand before a new breed of men and women leaders, These would be marked by simplicity, purity and remarkable manifestations of power” (Terri Sullivant, “Paul Cain: A Personal Profile,” Grace City Report, p. 13.)
At the same time the Latter Rain movement is birthed. Cain at age 19 received a visitation from the angel of the Lord who stood like a warrior had a bright shining sword and pointed to a billboard that said Joel's army in training. At the time he didn’t know what it meant so he asked the lord and he took him by the hand and led him through the book of Joel. There's more to this story than anyone could imagine because Cain at age 8, like William Branham (age 7) was being visited by an angel. His discipler Branham and his story become so similar at times one can scarcely know which is which. He is absolutely sure: Cain describes “I heard an audible voice and, of course, often the Angel of the Lord-it might have been the Lord Jesus Christ -but anyway when he speaks it's rather awesome”( Paul Cain, The New Breed, audio tape (Kansas City, MO: Grace Ministries, undated).
Both Cain and Branham had continual disembodied Spiritistic visitations. Like Branham he is not sure who it is speaking. Branham's influence of Paul Cain is not to be underestimated he has said of William Branham: “The greatest prophet that ever lived in any of my generations or any of the generations of revival I've lived through.” (Paul Cain, Selections from the Kansas City Prophets)
have all upheld Cain as one who is the most accurate upwards 90% compared to
other prophets that are much lower.
Asceticism is to renounce the things of the flesh, such as marriage and
procreation. They adopted ultra strict diets, embraced very harsh regimes of living,
and denied themselves every earthly comfort. This is where the monks came from. Like
Branham he was being told to give up certain things to be pure. Cain was asked to deny himself something God had
The story continues as “Lord reappeared. Although he was fairly used to this kind of surprise by now, it was always awesome. After the Lord had finished discussing some other matters with him Paul felt it was a good opportunity to raise the question of his recent engagement to be married. So he told the Lord about it and asked: 'What do you think of it, Lord?'
The Lord just looked at him kindly. 'But what do you really think about it? You don't seem very pleased. Don't you want me to be married?' The Lord looked at him again and repeated softly, 'I walked alone. ''Lord,' said Paul, 'if you don't want me to be married I am willing to give up the idea but you will have to do something about my feelings.'
The Lord replied by simply placing his hand upon him. To Paul it felt as though fire passed right through his body. From that day to this, he says, he has never experienced any further sexual desire. That was Paul's initiation into celibacy.” (David Pytches, Some Said it Thundered, p. 40-41)
Now Cain is to be like Jesus in celibacy. All this stretches the imagination since Jesus never did the same to any apostle, and when Paul spoke about it, there was no command.
In 1987 Cain met with the leadership of Kansas City Fellowship and they received him as a father. Grace Ministry's other major prophet, Bob Jones, said that Cain's ministry is called by God “the terror of the Lord,” or “the jealousy of God.” He called Cain “the most anointed prophet that's in the world today.” “' Cain, in turn, his called William Branham “the greatest prophet who ever lived.” This would make Branham greater than Elijah, Elisha, Jeremiah, Daniel, David, and John the Baptist, just to name a few. Considering the occult manifestations and false doctrines that characterized Branham's work, one must question whether Cain himself understands truth. This also calls into question Jones' claims about Cain.(Media Spotlight , Al Dager)
Convinced by a sign and a wonder
Jack Deere, a Vineyard pastor, stated that in January 1989 Cain told him an earthquake would occur on the same day Cain arrived for the first time to meet John Wimber at the Vineyard church in Anaheim, California. Another would occur elsewhere in the world the day after he left Anaheim. According to Deere, Cain said the earthquake would be a confirmation that the Lord had a strategic purpose for the Vineyard movement.
A relatively minor earthquake common to Southern California shook Pasadena on the day Cain arrived. Cain claims that the day after he left Anaheim, the Soviet-Armenian earthquake occurred. 4.0 But the records show that it occurred while Cain was still in Anaheim. One wonders why lies are necessary to establish oneself as a purveyor of Truth. (Al Dager, Vengeance is ours )
It was Cain who brought the vineyard into a new level of their signs and wonders John Wimber said of Cain in his experience that Jesus, “physically touched him on the chest sometime later the lord visited him and touched him again and took all sexual desire out of his body for over 40 years he’s lived with no cognizant sense of sexuality.” Wimber later acknowledged that Cain had become involved “with a woman I think in Scandanavia.” From this even Cain stepped down from doing ministry for 25 years.
However the Lord promised Cain that he would stand before a new breed of men. Wimber stated “Paul was given a mission, the mission as he states it is to initiate the end time ministry.” When Cain he stepped back into ministry was in search for the new breed of men. Another prophet Mike Bickle described this as “a Samuel looking for a David.”
Cain began his search by traveling to other nations, to Seoul Korea and met with Paul yonggi Cho but he was not the one. Then Jimmy Swaggert, and several other leaders in America, James Robison, Pat Robertson. He was discouraged wondering where this will come from until he met Wimber.
It was Feb. 12 1989 at Wimber's pulpit he proclaimed “That I have found that leader that’s going, before he dies to usher in a new move of God, a new wave. And not just a little gathering here and not a few vines out there but its going to be more than a cluster, listen to me buster- I mean its going to be more than a cluster. I mean in spite of all your blunders God’s gonna still give you signs and wonders.” This is where they got off track to pursue the new wave. God says signs will follow the true preaching and exposition of his word. The vineyard and through Cain and others the signs became a means to end in themselves.
Wimber considered Paul Cain a prophet like the apostle Paul, one who came “with signs and wonders.”
In 1989 The Kansas City Prophets was incorporated into the Vineyard. Wimber had only respect for Cain said “he's interacting in two dimensions continually. He's not only seeing you and talking to you, but he's hearing from God constantly. There's continual flow. I think it's interrupted periodically, but a continual flow of information is coming to him about things.” ... “be in one room and be listening to the conversation of people in another place at the same time.” (John Wimber, “Speaking on Paul Cain and the Office of the Prophet,” Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Anaheim, CA 2/19/89) Is this a spiritual gift? Did God send any prophet information on people and situations all the time and he needed to tune in.
Today they are no longer in the Vineyard they are currently known as the Metro Christian Fellowship. Once under Mike Bickle, he is now an apostle on the road and it is now headed by former Ywamer Floyd McClung.
Mike Bickle has stated that he does not recognize the current leaders as full-fledged prophets: “There's no one in our midst that we give the title “prophet.” The only one I would feel comfortable of giving that office would be Paul Cain, but he refuses to accept it. (The reason they are not accepted as full fledged is because they are not near 100% accuracy.) “We asked tactfully if any of them was ever wrong. They all agreed that they had occasionally been proved wrong. Sometimes their revelation was right but their interpretation or application was wrong.” (Some Said It Thundered. Pytches pp.108-109).
Cain has been one of the key promoters of what is called the Manifest Sons of God doctrine that came out from the Latter Rain of the late 40's. Others were influenced from Franklin Hall, like O.L Jagger's who was an excellent speaker. He established a whole church teaching around this spirit outpouring as a new gospel. With the Golden altar, the 24 elders and a three fold way to be born again, which if received will bring the promise of bodily immortality now. (see Hawaii Universal world Church) If you want to know the new thing that is being propagated today just listen to the old thing these men were teaching. Unfortunately none of these men were able to claim their immortality despite their teaching others on it. Only a few are alive.
Some of Cain's beliefs are certainly unheard of in the history of our faith, they are new founded in the Latter Rain teachings of the late 40's. “If you're really in the vine and you're the branch, then the life sip from the Son of the living God keeps you from cancer, keeps you from dying, keeps you from death ... Not only will they not have diseases, they will also not die. They will have the kind of imperishable bodies that are talked about in the 15th chapter of Corinthians ... this army is invincible. If you have intimacy with God, they can't kill you. they just can't. There'- something about you; you're connected to that vine; you're just so close to him. oh, my friends, they can't kill you.” ( Paul Cain, “Joel's Army,” cited in Documentation of the Aberrant Practices and Teachings of Kansas City Fellowship (Shawnee, KS: Full Faith Church of Love, 1990, p. 218)
It didn't keep Wimber who accepted his teachings from cancer nor dying. I don't say this to be cruel but to make the point of the falsehood of these statements.
“You know this message is 35 years old and I'm just preaching it again, Thank God I've found somebody to preach it to. I told you about the vision, what I've had… See, I've been wanting to share this so long and find somebody -how would you like to have something on the back burner for 35 years and nobody had any - boy this is, I mean this isn't leftovers. I mean this has been hot with me all these years, but everywhere I tried to preach it, they cooked my goose. Don't you boo me. This kind of fiery preaching is a lost art today except in a very mild degree.” (Joel's Army cassette from Kansas city prophets)
The source of this message (35 years at the time said) is none other than the latter Rain heresy of which many have not let go of but continue to promote vigorously. “For quite a while I have been embarrassed to say anything about the latter rain, because you are associated and identified with something that people don't seem to appreciate in certain evangelical circles. So I have played it cool and haven't said much about it. But I don't care what they think any more... I believe we are going to have the latter rain and I am looking forward to it.” (Paul Cain, Toronto church on May 28, 1995)
Cain said in 1989 that God was raising a new standard and the understanding of Christianity that would radically change us and our generation God has him to have a role in establishing this New Order of Christianity.
That God is offering them a “greater privilege than was ever offered to any people of any generation at any time from Adam clear down through the end of the millennium”; and that they are “gonna have more than just a little omnipotent surge -- you're gonna behold that glory and become that glory.” (Bob Jones and Paul Cain, “Selections from the Kansas City Prophets,” audio, from Hank Hanegraaff, Counterfeit Revival, 1997)
Cain is a promoter of the aberrant Latter Rain teaching that certain believers become immortals on earth before Jesus comes “There will be a manifestation of the sons of God. And it won't be this baloney that we've heard of in the past;. . .I'm talking about a true manifested son of God;. . .and God wants us to realize once again in closing that there's going to be a great company of overcomers prepared for this mighty ministry which I call the prize of all the ages. (From Paul Cain's tape Joel's Army)' This is what is called the manchild company (overcomers).
He teaches that the whole body of Christ will manifest Christ at the end and take over the world as Joels army which was the revelation personally delivered to him by the Lord.
Cain has suggested for his audience to wait until they get to heaven to examine his teaching of the ‘Manchild Company,’ This conveniently postpones the test of Scripture that should be applied to his teachings: “…I know some of you are going to disagree with this. Don't you even stop to disagree. Revelation 12:5. If you disagree, just file it in ‘miscellaneous’ and check it out. And do not bother with it; when we get to heaven we'll check it out and you'll find out I'm right…” (Paul Cain, Prophetic Power and Passion Conference, Christ Chapel, Florence, Alabama, August, 1995.)
Waiting to find out one is right (or wrong) is not the way we are told to handle new teachings like this. But this is what the vineyard did and it continues with others adopting the same attitude today.
The Manifest Sons of God interpretation of Rom.8 is that a certain group of overcomers will attain immortalization after coming to perfection under the authority of the latter-day apostles and prophets teachings (of which he is one). They will be able to move in and out of the supernatural and natural realms, even have the ability to walk through walls.
This is Paul Cain's explanation: “So my point is, that there will be a manifestation of the sons and daughters of God. And it won't be this baloney that we've heard of in the past; I mean, there's been a few people tried to walk through a wall like this over here and knocked their brain loose, but that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about a true manifested son of God: if anyone walks through this wall over here, they're not going to tell you about it- I mean, they're just going to do it. And sons of God don't tell you they're sons of God, they'll just show You! Amen!”' (Paul Cain, The New breed.)
Were still waiting for this to be proven by showing, not by talking.
Paul Cain's view of what the Church has upheld of the bible changes as well. Instead of a 2nd coming of the physical Christ to earth it is a 2nd coming of power manifested inside the church.
“I want you to know he's coming to the church before he comes FOR the church. … it's not a trip to heaven, but it's really him coming to make his abode IN US, so I guess, look out planet earth, the Lord is coming back again, he's coming to his people! (Paul Cain nov.88 tape “My Fathers house” quoted in Mainstream, spring 1995)
“I don't know what the Second Coming means to you, there's so many different returns of the Lord, or comings of the Lord, I don't know, we have a cardinal doctrine like that, but let me tell you he's coming to YOU. he's coming to his Church, he is coming to abide in you, to take up his abode in you.” (Paul Cain: Nov 88, Tape: “My Father's House”)
Isn't this what He has done all already? The bible teaches that we are the Church because he lives in us 1 Cor.12:13, We have become the temple of God as soon as we are born again. Jn.17 tells us he is to live inside the believer (Eph.1) so what in the world is Cain referring to? The manifestation of the Sons of God, which means the Lord is coming to his church but this time in power and glory to indwell his people, and be seen by all. It is likened to the return of the Ark to the Temple, or the return of the Shekinah Glory. That this “glory “ will be seen visibly as in the days of old.” I had thought that this is what happened with the tongues of fire over the apostles heads in the upper room on the day of Pentecost. …”and I tell you God is going to suddenly appear in his House and the whole world is going to say 'don't try to lead me to your God, don't try to tell me where he is, I SEE him, he's living in you…”(Cain: November 1988. Tape: “Given As A Token”)
“Something's going to come so strong to you that you won't even know that there be any baptism of the Holy Ghost compared to the enormous baptism you're about to receive.” (Paul Cain, “Prophecy for the Vineyard,” Anaheim Vineyard, 1989) The bible teaches there is only one baptism, does this mean the Church for almost 1950 years have been missing the power that is available from the Holy Spirit. What kind of power is he talking about? Lets see…
Power surges from the new anointing
During a Spiritual warfare conference in Anaheim Feb.1988 “On his (Paul Cain) first visit to Anaheim (to visit John Wimber) in February 1988 Paul saw powerful lights across the room and a strong sense of the presence of God was accompanied by revelations in the word of knowledge. On that occasion an expensive video camera was short-circuited. This was battery operated and no plugged into any outlet. The next night the telephone system was blown out though no one was on the phone at the time.” (Some Said It Thundered, David Pytches, p.52)
Paul Cain claims that the power and the anointing he has is so strong, when he speaks they experience tremendous power surge. Actually all the Kansas city prophets have such power that it affects the environment around them. This is hardly to be equated with the holy Spirit but more like a magnetic force that interrupts other power sources.
Ptyches writes in his book some say it thundered, Mike Bickle told me of a particular night that week when Paul had been prophesying and the power of God came down mightily. Everyone began to sense the “manifest presence of God” powerfully in the room. ... A solemn awe fell over the whole place. Some simply remained sitting still in their seats. Others tiptoed the aisles in trembling silence. Suddenly there was the sound of sirens as two fire engines screeched to a standstill right outside the center. The doors burst open and a number of uniformed firemen with hoses and axes demanded to know where the fire was. Mike shook his head, hardly able to cope with such an abrupt and earthly “landing.” “There is no fire,” he said. “Oh, yes, there's a big one somewhere! Down at the station all the signals possible are going for this place. The circuits have blown and set off the alarm system. There are signs of a tremendous power surge,” said the leading fireman. Hardly waiting in his frenzied rush to find the fire. ... After the meeting Paul turned quietly to Mike and apologized. “I am so sorry about the fire scare. I should have warned you that that does sometimes happen when there is a lot of divine power about!” (Some Said It Thundered, p.52)
“The new 'prophets' promote a NEW THING that would soon happen. This NEW THING would be based on signs, wonders and miracles. A very clear warning went out to 'beware the Old Order Brethren'. The ones considered to be Old Order were obviously not part of the flow. Signs and wonders are to be seen as “God's endorsement of the right message and the right Messenger “. This is exactly what Branham used to validate himself as being the messenger.
“God's raising up a new standard, a new banner, if you will, that's going to radically change the expression, the understanding of Christianity in our generation...God has invited us to have a role in establishing a new order of Christianity...God is offering to this generation something He has never offered to any other generation...beware lest old order brethren rob you and steal this hope from you.” (Paul Cain, “You Can Become the Word!” 1989, Vineyard Prophetic Conference) (Discernment Newsletter)
It really should be beware of “New Order” brethren. What is the hope that is going to be stolen? Having miracle working powers to conquer the earth for Christ.
Cains Joel's army is starting to take shape as he explains “Many years ago,.. I have came to the crossroads of life and I saw a vision of an illuminated billboard on which was written: Joel’s army in training. “It was on these crossroads with an arrow pointing to the spot-though there was no building on it then! I believe God has shown me that here he is going to raise up an army. This army is not a destructive army but a deliverance army…”( David Ptyche’s, Some Said It Thundered, p.132)
While this is what he may like it to be, but the biblical view is an army of destruction which God himself destroys in the end.
There seems to be much double speak coming from the prophets of the Latter Rain camp.
DESTRUCTIVE or deliverance?
Jack Deere describes Joel 2 it is hardly to deliver “When this army comes, He says it’s large and it’s mighty. It’s so mighty that there’s never been anything like it before…‘begin the slaughter and begin it in the temple and begin it with the elders, the leaders of my people.’ And they walk through the land and they start and they begin to slaughter and you know it’s already started with the biggest names in His household? He has already started the slaughter…and it is coming now among the Church.” ( It Sounds Like the Mother of All Battles, Jack Deere, VMI, Joel’s Army, 1990, “Joel’s Army”)
The only thing that I seem to notice getting slaughtered in the church today is correct doctrine and the fact is they don't seem to care.
Jack Deere supports Paul Cain and Bob Jones, and is convinced they are the two prophets of Revelation. He alleges that Cain is virtually right all the time. “You see why we're excited about someone like Paul Cain or Bob Jones coming on the scene? Or others that we've met…you know those two powerful witnesses in Revelation 11:3? You know what - they are first and foremost? They are prophets. He said they will prophesy for 1,260 days. He's going to end the last days just before His Son returns with a prophetic movement that will sweep the entire face of the earth and will eclipse anything we have ever seen before…the significance of these signs and wonders…But they don't just happen on the earth. They come because they are prayed for and they are predicted by God's people.” (Jack Deere, “Joel’s Army”)
Revelation 11 “… And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. ... And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. … These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire.” (Jack Deere, “Joel’s Army”)
Rick Joyner speaks of a civil war inside the Church. The blues battling the grays in his end-time scenario that is likened to the American Civil war. It is clear from his writings that he is speaking of the new thing that is to be the standard. Those who fight against it are holding on to the old. It's been said birds of the same feather flock together. Cain is a joint partner in writing Joyner’s morning star Journal.
Frangipane agrees with an army that, as “it follows Christ, initiates spiritual warfare against the various gates of Hell.” … “There are growing number of churches around the world who are being gathered together by the Lord for War”(The Three Battlegrounds, Francis Frangipane p124,128)
He considers those who do not follow the prophets as Jezebel because they do not want to repent. Theses are not the prophets of old but the new ones. “Though this spirit will infiltrate the church, masking its desire for control with true Christian doctrines, it will hide from true repentance… Jezebel hates the prophets, for the prophets speak out against her. The prophets are her worst enemies. When she wars, it is to stir people against the message of the prophetic church. More than she hates the prophets, she hates the word they speak.”( F.Frangipane, The Jezebel spirit, p.6)
Here he says they will use true Christian doctrine but will hate the word the PROPHETS speak. This is the civil war that Joyner speaks of, this is where the war is to take place. Those who want to follow the new prophets and apostles ( that will change the course of Christianity) and those who follow the “old” doctrines of Scripture. They make no bones about where they stand on this.
The Bible speaks clearly about the only war to come in the last days and it is in Joel 2:5-7 “With a noise like chariots over mountaintops they leap, like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble, like a strong people set in battle array… They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like men of war; every one marches in formation, and they do not break ranks.” This army is the one they reference as the miracle army exercising God's authority on the earth. But the Bible tells us this army will be destructive upon Israel and God will destroy them in the end. Want to be destroyed, join Joel's army!.
God also states Zech.14:2 “For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem.”
Rev 16:14 “For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” This the battle the Bible mentions for last days, and it is destructive. Notice they perform signs, these signs deceive the people.
We are told these new prophets will exhibit great powers unlike anyone before in history. “No prophet or apostle who ever lived equaled the power of these individuals in this great army of the Lord in these last days. No one ever had it, not even Elijah or Peter or Paul, or anyone else enjoyed the power that is gong to rest on this great army.” (Bob Jones and Paul Cain. “Selections from the Kansas City Prophets,” audiotape)
There are often times harsh words for those who do not accept the “new thing” and find themselves holding onto the old things of the word. “We are the ones who will choose if the next move of God will be a day of salvation or a day of judgment - for those who reject it...will have a more severe judgment - This next wave (of the Spirit) will not be stopped, and the opposition will soon be forgotten...the past no longer exists and those who try to live in it cease to be a part of what God is doing today.” (Paul Cain, the Word and the Spirit conference, London October 1992)
“ Don't speak a word against signs and wonders and the prophetic ministry in these last days or God's zeal will chasten you! (Paul Cain, “The Prophet Christ For the Nations (Dallas: Christ For The Nations, September 1989), p. 5) In other words don't test a thing accept the power displays as from God or you will be punished by them.
The new breed which God said Cain would stand before is thousands of believers manifesting signs and wonders greater than those of Jesus or the apostles. It is his revelation of Joel's army with the Church (part of it) becoming Christ.
“...Every time God ever planned to do anything, the devil would get wind of it and he'd go out there are try to head it off...When he knew Moses was coming, what did he do to stop him...He killed all the babies. What did he do when he figured that Jesus was going to be born at a certain time? He released a decree through the wicked ruler to kill all the babies. Don't you see? And what's he doing now?...Abortions on every hand. So, you must know something's coming up greater than Moses, greater than,...Even in Jesus' day, because the devil is trying to kill off the New Breed. He's trying to kill off the bride of Christ and trying to kill the whole thing off, but the Lord has well planted this seed and the New Bride and the New Breed...He's about to open the womb and He's about to give birth to this New Thing...When the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us we beheld the glories of the only begotten of the Father and when you begin to become that Word I want you to know. The world will behold the glory of the Father and that's what we're waiting to see...I want you to know that we're going to have some channeling one of these days, but it's going to be channeled right out of the throne room of Heaven.” (Paul Cain, “You Can Become the Word!”, 1989, Vineyard Prophetic Conference)
“ Paul Cain has seen, by the Holy Spirit, an earth-shaking outpouring of REVIVAL such as the world has NEVER seen! ... Prophet Paul Cain has seen in the Spirit, a last days revival so powerful that hospitals will literally be emptied and people kneeling in public places to receive Christ will become commonplace! This was Cain's prophesy of a great revival for 1994. 1994 came and went and despite the many who saw the same thing (John Hinkle's evil will be ripped from the earth and Kim Clement) they continue to preach the same things. It seems that along with the “new thing” there comes amnesia for false prophecies from those who speak to those who listen. Much like the Jehovah's Witnesses God gives new light and the followers continue to chase the illusive butterfly. (Paul Crouch, “Blessed Are the Eyes Which See,” PTL Newsletter, March 1994)
Benny Hinn agrees “The day is coming, I tell you this, I knew it like I know my name, the day is coming there will not be one sick saint in the body of Christ. Nobody will be, nobody's gonna be, no one will be raptured out of a hospital bed. You're all gonna be healed before the rapture.” (Benny Hinn, “Praise the Lord,” 7/8/96)
It will be days of miracles as Paul Cain describes, “all the sick are gonna be healed, the dead are gonna be raised and nations are gonna turn to God in a day.” (Bob Jones and Paul Cain, “Selections from the Kansas City Prophets,” audiotape from discernment newsletter) this is the very same thing Benny Hinn had said in his Honolulu crusade in 1999, Repeating what Miss Khulmann said,” the day will come when the anointing of God will so increase upon his church that ever sick believer will be healed by the power of almighty God. There will not be one sick Christian!” this is pure Latter Rain heresy. The Bible does not speak of any healing of this magnitude (ALL people) this side of heaven, without our new transformed bodies in the resurrection. Nor does it teach of a great revival that will sweep all the unbelievers into the Church at one time. The Christian gospel will never be accepted by the many, never has, never will. Cain is referring to this generation of restored apostles and prophets that will lead people to join Joel's army.
Benny Hinn says about a last days revival the same thing” you better be ready, church. They’re going to walk up to you at K-Mart and Albertson’s. They’re going to walk up in the mall and say, “Hey, I know you’re a Christian. There’s something funny about you. I’m not sure I understand it.” And they’re going to say to you, … I’ve seen something in you and I got to have it right now. I don’t know whether it’s called God or Jesus, but I’ve got to have it right now.” (Honolulu Blaisdell Arena Jan.21, 1999)
Cain has said of himself “If you don't think I am anointed that just shows you how the devil has fooled you.” (MCF, 12/31/1998) This certainly sounds like something an apostle would say, right! no prophet ever called himself anointed above anyone else who was a Christian.
The presidential vision
Both Paul Cain and Rick Joyner together produce The Morning Star Prophetic Bulletin. In the 1993 issue he shares the dream he had of President Clinton: Paul Cain saw the lord put his spirit on Bill Clinton and change him into another man just as he did Saul. “This would be wonderful and remains yet to be seen.
“The Lord said that He was giving us a new president who is better than we deserve. He represents a reprieve from a New World Order that the Church is not prepared to face at this time...” A reprieve from what? Bill Clinton and Al Gore's policies are for the New Order of the World! The Lord said? This is bunk, and anyone linked with Paul Cain should question him on this supposed word from God. Is Clinton better than we deserve, think of what this means.
“The Lord showed Paul Cain that He wanted to use Bill Clinton to bring blessing to America, not judgment, but this word is conditional on how His people respond.” Again, the prophecy is conditional. This easily exonerates the “prophet”. We see the people have responded overwhelmingly for Clinton. So this should in fact come true! Well America has had monetary blessing under Clinton but we also are falling apart at the seams morally and spiritually.
Paul was shown five headlines in the dream is because Bill Clinton represents grace from God, not judgment. (Paul has always believed that the number five represents “grace” in Scripture.) The Morning Star Prophetic Bulletin - January, 1993) “Bill Clinton represents grace from God, not judgment ... In the dream Paul was told that Bill Clinton was better than we deserved and that he may be viewed as the best president in America since Dwight Eisenhower ... The Lord wants to use Bill Clinton to move the country forward and not backward.” (referenced from Discernment newsletter Mar/Apr. 1993) He's right, Clinton is viewed as the best by the public, but I don't think that would be God’s perspective, do you?
Putting aside what Cain thinks of numbers, a man who is in such a high position has made America a laughing stock and has influenced the people in an immoral way. One can only wonder about the accuracy of such prophecy, since God does not speak so arbitrarily in one way and so obnoxious in another.
Considering the agenda as well as the operation of Cain and the Kansas City prophets, this has become no small issue. These men have gained prominence in the Church and have already changed the direction of Pentecostalism. First there had been only a few that has now grown to many, warning about what is actually taking place. These issues are not going away. Each of us must be fully convinced on what side we will stand. What is our part? Search the Scriptures to see if these things be so! Don't be ashamed to be a Berean and agree with truth and disagree with the false “new thing.” Be bold enough to confront error no matter how big the person is who dispenses it. There is a spirit of error and truth, and those who know the truth are their brother's keeper. “Brethren if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone turns him back let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.”(Jm.5:19-20) I feel for the people who have long been on this path and do not know how deep the deception runs. But it is never too late to get away from it and start anew.
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