p. 3 Are you part of the paradigm shift in Spiritual warfare?
The church used to believe that warfare was our engaging with peoples beliefs that were contrary to Christ, now it is demons over cities nations and their control over everything in the world. The old joke of a demon behind every light bulb that goes out certainly is applicable. Not to be misunderstood, there are demons and they are causing destruction to peoples lives, but what is now being taught is not from Scripture and one can easily say it has more to do with Hollywood films and video games than reality or the Bible.
A major shift has occurred inside the walls of the church… because of our neglect. And what I’m seeing being taught is horrifying
At the risk of being called a Pharisee, having a religious spirit and being unanointed or even having a critical spirit I present to you - the march of saints under the generals. That leads them away from Biblical Christianity into mysticism, Gnosticism, supernaturalism as they implement a new age discipleship.
The churches grounding is shallow it should not surprise us that if Biblical roots do not take place in peoples lives the winds will blow away what is growing.
What this means is that from the pulpit to the pugh’s something is not getting across and it may not be the people but the pastors in the pulpit. If the people are not grounded in the truth maybe the pastor is not either. So how do we remedy this? Theology is the basis of what we believe, understanding the core doctrines to build our faith which rests on the rock. And this takes labor to study the word and come to the correct conclusions. Does this mean we must all be 100% correct? Of course not, we are all learning. What it does mean is that we strive to be accurate and when we hear truth we conform to it, not resist it because of a certain teacher (or apostle prophet, general) we may be following. Because that would mean we are following men and not the doctrine of Christ that we are supposed to be following.
A pastor can say everything right in sermons but if he does not go under the surface and explain the meanings, the people go home with head knowledge that will soon be forgotten instead of applied in life. It becomes milk instead of meat with milk. Much of what we hear today is skim milk. So the protection which should have is not there.
On the other hand we have those who ignore theology, doctrine of the Apostles and seek and promote experiences in the spirit (which is not God’s spirit but mysticism). Which is not what the original apostles taught the church to do. That does not mean we may not occasionally have an experience being ACTIVE in ministering, or God gives a dream or a vision; but these are rare not commonplace.
When you hear teachers say His Kingdom is not physical but spiritual. And they eliminate the future aspect of a physical kingdom on earth with Christ ruling, we have a problem. A danger because this changes prophetic history.
There are those who claim they have messages from heaven with a deeper knowledge to impart to you. for your own safety, Do not stay to listen, don’t walk away – RUN.
These prophets have a word for every nation and every person day after day. These prophetic powerhouses can tell you everything; so put your bible down and follow them. All they do is say “Prophetic this” and “prophetic that,” for anointing oil, special words, paintings, songs, books etc. Everything has the prophetic title attached to it which gives it an awe to the pursuers of the unknown. People should be smarter than this to fall for false spiritual ad campaigns that have you buy their “stuff.”
Jesus had much to say about these prophets in the last days. Today, we have more prophets than those throughout the whole history in the Bible. Certainly having this many prophets poses a problem. Matt 24:11"Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. V:24-25 "For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect." See, I have told you beforehand.” That means according to the Bible those who are united together in this new prophetic movement are false prophet’s. I didn’t say that Jesus did:
No excuse; as Jesus said I told you so. God gave us the Scriptures through the prophets he appointed, so if a prophet says to go outside the Bible, receive new revelation we are opening ourselves up to prophets that cannot be from God. It’s that simple to understand.
What we see is that this is tied into a plan of Christianizing the world. 7M mandate. Bible verse[s] to support this is 0. But they have a plan. And their plan is not Jesus’ plan. If you do not listen you may be betting your life on it.
With the elimination of the tribulation and rapture (not unlike Rick Warren’s view on prophecy and his PEACE plan. Or “the doctrine of the Rapture was a great and effective ruse of the enemy to implant in the Church a retreat mentality ... already this yoke has been cast off by the majority in the advancing church, and will soon be cast off by all.” (The Harvest, Rick Joyner (1989 /1990 revised booklet on p.121)
Then all you have left is the church ruling. The real end time warfare has nothing to do with Christianizing the world and its system by the church, headed up by apostles and prophets. But Israel, the Hebrew people coming to faith. This is what this is all about. To have Israel call on their Messiah to save them. It has to do with the world being divided for Christ and antichrist who will rile temporarily in the tribulation.
WITNESSING or WARFARE?
They have replaced witnessing with spirit warfare with the enemy who seems to be everywhere.
They want to push Satan’s kingdom back and to retake the dominion lost in Genesis by Adam. Claiming that it rightly belongs to us, and we want it now. This is the Great Commission to Peter Wagner.
He teaches it says in Rev.1:6 hat he has made us kings and priests and check the rest of that verse it says for dominion”
Yes, check that verse Rev. 1:6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
To him (God) be dominion (along with glory), not us. This is what happens when people have a myopic agenda.
Now he says the dominion mandate is another way of saying the great commission. Wagner says to make disciples of all nations means, it doesn’t say at this point, it does in other places, it doesn’t say at that scripture to make disciples of individuals out there. It says make disciples of all nations. …its talking about transforming society”
This is how they distort the gospel message. It speaks of teaching and baptizing people. This is theonomy, and, it is latter rain dominionism.
He states in his video as we aggressively retake dominion, The day will come when “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.’
We do it? My bible says that it takes Jesus to come back and do this and the church is not ruling when he returns, if she is she will be destroyed.
Revelation 11:15: “Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!"
2 Timothy 4:1 The “Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom” (Mt.25 sheep and goats). This means his kingdom on earth does not come before this except in a spiritual sense, when one who believes the GOSPEL submits themselves to His will on earth and is born again in the spirit. So the questions down to believing and spreading the gospel as he mandated in Mt. 28 or fight demons first so we can hopefully give the gospel sometime in the future
They are wanting you to follow them in ruling for the king who is to come. Jesus asks us asked to follow him as the suffering servant who did come.
God did not lose control to Satan, and is depending on the church to take it back. He allows him to exercise a certain amount of influence the world, he is giving people a choice.
Ps.2: Why do the nations rage against God and his anointed.” Jesus sets up his kingdom when He comes. Ps. 22: 28 “For the kingdom is the LORD'S, and He rules over the nations.” As we can see the Church does not rule the nations but Jesus. We may co-rule and reign but it certainly will not happen without Him being present PHYSICALLY. When the kingdom comes Christ is present and we serve him.
Daniel speaks of the last kingdom of man before the Messiah returns “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed…it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms” (Daniel 2:44). God will do it through Jesus Christ returning with his church - not the church before He returns.
The church will not rule before he comes - we will rule under him even when we are glorified as we minister to the nations. You had better get this straight or you will fall for the army of saints movement (Joel’s army) that is now taking place throughout the world by these abundant false apostles and prophets.
Daniel 7:21-22: Daniel describes a little horn making war against the saints, and prevailing against them. This refers to Rev. 13:7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. The saints needed to be rescued, they are not ruling.
Christ comes at the end the tribulation, He ends the Tribulation by his return. He breaks the ruling kingdom of that time, You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ Once this kingdom is taken away Daniel 7:27 says, “Then the kingdom is given to the people, the saints of the Most High.”
At the last Passover Jesus said, "for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes." (Luke 22:18) And it comes when He returns.
Dominion theology makes it our responsibility to establish the kingdom without Jesus’ personally here. Even if we were to implement Christian principles for people to live by in every nation as kingdom dominionism teach, that is not what Jesus had in mind for the church nor the Millennium.
Jesus describes an age of sowing from both God and the Devil: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. “The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. “The enemy who sows them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels” (Matt 13:37-39).
The church needs to realize Israel is the key to what is taking place in spiritual warfare. Satan is using all his means at his disposal to move the entire world against the Jews, to try to annihilate them once and for all before they have a chance to call on the Messiah and experience a national regeneration (where all of Israel will be saved). But it is prophesied and it will happen just like scripture has stated.
The Great Tribulation ends when Israel's rejection of their Messiah, Jesus ends (Zech.12:10). Rom. 10:13 For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Quoting Joel 2:32 Peter also quotes this in Acts 2:21 For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the remnant whom the LORD calls.” It begins in Jerusalem.
If there is no tribulation there is no repentance for Israel, and there is no second coming of the Messiah. There is no judgment for the wicked and there is no Millennium.
That is exactly what you are being taught by the 7M mandate, the dominionism of the newly installed prophets and apostles of the last days.
The gospel is the power of God to salvation. The gospel being the solution is lessened in the last days, replaced by so many other things. This is part of the apostasy.
Paul said 1 Cor. 1:17-18 “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
If they present you warfare to participate in, if they have no gospel or diminish its importance - then do they really believe in its power to save?