A Reader Inquires:
How to I tell my brother that there are no more apostles after Paul? He attends a church that invites various apostles and female pastors to come and speak. Most of the pastors are married to female pastors. They buy $30 Hebrew prayer shawls to cover up the women when they fall back into a trance and seem to pass out. The pastor shouts, pauses and waits for a drummer to slam a drum whenever he shouts something like "Stomp on him!" (meaning the devil) and many other catchy commands. How did they ever come up with more apostles?
While I will be happy to answer your question about apostles, the problems at your brother's church extend well beyond that or any other single issue. Quite frankly, from what you describe, the whole joint is nuts.
Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Co 13:8"“13)
A Reader Writes:
Dear Bro Jacob,
I hope you are well, and that you enjoyed your trip overseas.
I have tried to find out through the Moriel website and your tapes etc what your position on the above is?
IN A LANDMARK DECISION, DEFENDANT BETHEL ASSEMBLY - MASSENA, NEW YORK, WINS SUIT INITIATED BY PLAINTIFFS GEORGE WOOD AND DUANE DURST IN NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT.
Without care or concern for the Word of God[i], the Assemblies of God continues to bring defenseless Churches and pastors into courts of law in order seize property and assets. An alarming trend with no end in sight, AOG leaders demand that their ministers - "Sue As I Say," but not "Sue As I Sue." Holding to a Biblical position in theory only, their practice is completely opposite from what their "position" paper states[ii] as well as the Word of God.
Jesus reserved His harshest castigation for those who oppressed the people of God with their double standards and duplicity with regard to their authority over the people of God. This includes their insincere and deceitful treatment of Scripture. The Bible records in Matthew 23:1- 3 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not." In this chapter, our Lord Jesus directed unabated anger that exploded from His Holy lips, against the arrant hypocrisy of the leaders of Israel.
How is it, the AOG leaders believe they can violate the Word of God, their own "position paper," and the trust of their ministers and Churches, and stand before God- blameless?[iii] One day, God will judge. For now, you can judge for yourself.
Click "Download" below to read here the NYS Supreme Court Decision against Plaintiffs George Wood and Duane Durst
[iii] Rom 2:1- 3 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
Dec 10, 2010
The DVD now goes to the radio station at Everest View Hotel where they have a conversation with Ana (excerpts).
"Anita, it is Silvia, we are listening, we are all here, Rony too, can you hear me?"
Ana responds "I can hear you."
Peter Wagner writes, "a few brief quotes from Ana's report, written in mid-October, will suffice: "God spoke to us that He was going to release judgment upon the iniquity and over the false religious systems of the world. He said that he was going to bring down the foundations of 'Mystery Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots.' [This is the Queen of Heaven. The ancient name of Everest is Sagarmata, meaning "Mother of the Universe."] (Memorandum, Addendum No. 1: The Role of Operation Ice Castle).
Or, the greatest fish story ever told! Part 1
Dec 10, 2010
What if someone said that God told them to climb Mount Everest to battle and defeat one of the greatest of demonic powers on earth? The Lord has asked saints in the past to do things beyond their abilities, and these are recorded in Scripture. So why is this different? Because God instructed Ana Mendez and a team to do something that He does not speak of in His word. To climb a mountain and battle the Queen of heaven. Peter Wagner's apostles and prophets have used this story to promote to the Church their unorthodox teaching of spirit warfare.
The following was forwarded to Moriel:
Jews for Jesus came to our Church this weekend -- Joel Chernoff (Messianic Praise Concert) on Friday evening (11/19/2010). One of his opening songs was 'Messiah to Come' -- to cleanse everyone. 2 speakers sharing the platform with him was Major General Eyal Ben Reuven (not saved) and Eeki Elner (The Founder of Israel's Leadership Institute) also not saved.
Is the 'Hebrew Movement' part of the Dominionism we are seeing in these last days? I believe most of it was about 'How to make this world a better one' and raise money for the Israel Leadership Institute.
by Philip Powell
At the above link you'll read an interesting story and some good blog comments. I am quoted and am happy to go with the flow even though the journalist did NOT meet his promise to check with me before quoting me. He is reasonably accurate in the way he quotes me. I support Spencer Gear's view (see the blog comment) and while I think that due to their abuse of the system Hillsong should be stripped of their Tax Free status I do not have a problem with Church's registration for Tax Free status per se. It is the abuse that should be looked at and monitored especially in the case of the Houston family. If Brian and Bobby are multi-millionaires as is alleged, the question that should be asked is where and how did they get their wealth?. I know and everyone associated knows they came from a poor back-ground. The issue is not the $300,000 per year that Brian claims (incidentally is that between Brian and Bobby or is it $300,000 each?) but rather their net financial (monetary) worth at this point in time. This is the question I would be asking.
TV Channel 7 "“ programme "“ Today Tonight "“ recorded an interview with me last Tuesday. I am told it will air this coming week.
My major concern about Hillsong is that they present a false message about Christianity and about the true Christian Church. They pervert the scriptures and will ultimately incur the judgment of almighty God. In many ways they have become a cult with a cult following.
When Jerusalem fell to the Greco-Syrian tyrant Antiochus Epiphanes it fell twice. The first time was a gradual assimilation into the Greek culture that was first introduced by Alexander the Great and whose precepts were inherited by his military successors throughout the remnant of that once great yet brief empire. The vision that Alexander had was to see the whole world transformed by a single language and culture; this in turn was the thrust of this madman cum megalomaniac whose political and military pressure turned the rulers of Jerusalem's religious class upon themselves. The new Greek thought in the form of Hellenism was pitted against the traditions of Rabbinic Judaism and the new usurped the old with the result being the political and cultural domination of Greco-Syria.
The Second Sin of King David
Is it a saga of shame, betrayal, and foolishness by those who should (and actually do) know better, or is it more a matter of biblical ignorance, a misplaced zeal, pandering to the pressures of theocratic politics, or convoluted loyalties, or a lack of wisdom from above?
There is no doubt that God's PEACE plan is the redemptive and regenerative Gospel of Jesus alone; there is no true salvation in any other Name (Acts 4:12), nor any other true God but the God of Israel (Exodus 20:3, Jeremiah 10:10) and other gods are demons (1 Corinthians 10:20, Deuteronomy 32:17, Psalm 106:37). Nor is there any other true "PEACE" except through God's peace plan based on the New Testament Gospel of salvation by grace and justification through faith (Luke 2:14, Romans 3:17, Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:14, 2 Thessalonians 3:16, 1 Peter 5:14, 2 Peter 3:14).
Rick Warren however, has teamed up with Tony Blair to push Rick Warren's own "Global 'PEACE' Plan" aligning governments, industries, and religions "“ all religions (including Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and worshipers of other "gods" which Scripture identifies as demons) to inaugurate Warren's peace plan contrary to God's and omits the Gospel of Jesus as the only true "PEACE".