Fake (or demonic) Glory Feather Cloud from an “Apostolic and Prophetic” ministry

“Look at the feathers, man! Look at the feathers!” (52 seconds in video)

Jeff Jansen leads Global Fire Ministries International, which is described as “Apostolic and Prophetic.” [1] The website claims, “Jeff flows in a strong prophetic and miracle healing anointing that releases the tangible Glory of God everywhere he goes.” [2]

Jansen’s alleged glory feather cloud is somewhat similar to the glory cloud (?) which occurred in Bill Johnson’s church some years ago. [3]

There is another similarity as well. In 2012, Bill and Beni Johnson each contributed chapters from their own books to The Physics of Heaven. Co-authored by Ellyn Davis and Bill Johnson’s personal assistant, Judy Franklin, with the Foreword by Bethel’s Kris Vallotton, the book is shocking in terms of its New Age/quantum mysticism implications.

Referring to the eleven contributors to The Physics of Heaven, co-author Ellyn Davis stated:

“[The contributors of the book] all agree that the next move of God will cause a shift at the deepest level of who we are—perhaps the very “vibrational level” that the New Age movement has been exploring. They also all agree that there are precious truths hidden in the New Age that belong to us as Christians and need to be extracted from the worthless.” [4]

Co-author Judy Franklin wrote, “This book is just a precursor to the revelation that God is going to give us when He releases a new, transforming sound.” [5]

As noted in The New Age Propensities of Bethel Church’s Bill Johnson, The Physics of Heaven “describes what God is supposedly going to bring about. A theme of the book is that God may somehow bestow incredible power on believers through vibrations/sounds/frequencies/energies, with “sound” mentioned a number of times throughout the book.” [6]

Note the commonality with Jansen’s expectations. Jansen wrote,

“The sound of the roar of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah is being released upon this generation. It will change and restore everything it touches right down to the core structure or subatomic level. That sound creates breakthrough, which enables transformation in regions, revealing the true intentions and purposes of God. Now, in our time, a generation must wake up from its slumber and rise to release the fresh, new sound of Heaven on the planet.” [7]

Jansen predicts,

“In this season, a new sound is being released upon the earth again, and that sound is ushering in a new era in the glory of God in nation transformation. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah is roaring again, unleashing His furious sound through a supernatural family.” [8]

New Age “Christianity” continues to rise.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. (1 Timothy 4:3-4)

Source Notes:

1. http://globalfireministries.com/jeff-jansen-ministries

2. Ibid.

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew0Dk1qdAa4

4. Ellyn Davis, The Physics of Heaven (Crossville, TN: Double Portion Publishing, Kindle Edition, 2013), Kindle location: 477

5. Judy Franklin, The Physics of Heaven, op. cit., Kindle location: 188.

6. http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=15508  (Go to: Quantum Sounds?)

7. Jeff Jansen, Unleashing The Furious Sound of Glory: The Roar of Power and Love That Transforms The Earth, Elijah List Newsletter, 5/22/15

8. Ibid.

Assemblies of God exposed to New Apostolic Reformation through Empowered21

A few comments, observations, and a question or two for Assemblies of God General Superintendent George Wood and his E21 co-chair, Billy Wilson of Oral Roberts University:

Sit under the teaching, gifting, and anointing of the world’s top Spirit-empowered pastors, leaders, and teachers. –E21 promotional for Jerusalem 2015 event [1]

In the past few years we have seen a dilution of biblical doctrine occurring throughout the Body of Christ. Now, it seems anything called “Jesus”—The Shack and Jesus Calling come to mind—is welcomed without question by huge numbers of Christians.

Is the same thing happening in terms of the Holy Spirit? Are increasing numbers in the visible church beginning to place less emphasis on doctrine in order to facilitate Spirit-empowered unity?

This brings us to the Empowered21 organization:

“Could the world experience a second Pentecost? That’s the hope of a global movement called Empowered21, with organizers setting their sights on Jerusalem, where the first Pentecost took place.” [2] (bold mine)

A second Pentecost?

Empowered21’s Vision Statement explains the organization’s highest goal: “That every person on earth would have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit…By Pentecost 2033.” [3]

The E21 organization is now positioned to guide millions of Pentecostals and Charismatics around the globe. Visibility and influence is accelerating through two key E21 gatherings, the first in Amman, Jordan (May 15-16); the second in Jerusalem (May 20-25).

As noted, E21’s Global Council is co-chaired by Billy Wilson, President of Oral Roberts University, and Dr. George Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God.

Assemblies of God leader George Wood’s high level involvement in Empowered21 means Assemblies of God participation at these events is a certainty. The Jerusalem events will be live streamed over the internet, and literally millions of AG members could be watching.

According to Global Council co-chair Billy Wilson, “We are serving the entire Spirit-empowered movement from charismatic Catholics to non-denominational Christians to historic Pentecostals, uniting them together for a fresh outpouring of God’s Spirit in our generation.” [4] (italics mine)

Charismatic Catholic Oreste Pesare is an E21 Global Council Leader. [5] Pesare heads the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services, (ICCRS) and still bows to the Pope, and to Catholic teaching. [6]

Pesare notes, “We are Catholics. Our faith is not just based on the Holy Scriptures but also we have a tradition in the Church so the popes and the bishops and the institution of the Church…codified things to the people of God through documents.” [7]

Thus Empowered21 is ecumenical in nature.

While a number of E21 Leaders (Word of Faith preacher Kenneth Copeland and others) are problematic, the focus here will primarily be on those who are under the New Apostolic Reformation umbrella, either in E21 Leadership or as speakers/teachers at E21’s Jerusalem2015 Conference.

The Jerusalem gathering almost seems designed as a public relations bonanza for the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), and this global exposure could serve to draw many Christians who are unfamiliar with the teachings of this movement.

Spreading like black oil upon a blue sea, the NAR seems poised to flow far beyond Pentecostal and Charismatic circles.

What exactly is the New Apostolic Reformation?  It “is a new religious movement led by men and women who claim to be prophets and apostles. They claim they have authority and functions akin to those of the Old Testament prophets and Christ’s apostles. All Christians are expected to submit to their leadership and receive their new revelations. In this way they plan to form the church into a miracle-working army. This army will transform society and prepare the way for God’s kingdom to be established on earth,” states R. Douglas Geivett. [8]

Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you. (1 Timothy 4:16)

The Assemblies of God denomination officially opposes a number of major NAR teachings including Dominionism (the belief the Body of Christ will take control of the earth before Christ returns), [9] and strategic level spiritual warfare (that demonic hierarchies or principalities in a specific area must be identified and prayerfully combatted before the gospel can effectively progress). [10]

Furthermore, Assemblies of God rejects the very bedrock teaching of the NAR, that modern day apostles and prophets must govern the church. [11]

With so many powerful NAR figures in key positions, why is Assemblies of God leader Dr. George Wood the Global Council co-chair of Empowered21? What kind of message does this send?

A highly placed source states AG leadership feels it is important to be involved in order to have biblical impact on those at the E21 event. This is admirable, but it seems a certainty the conference will increase NAR’s sphere of influence.

Continued participation in the NAR-favored E21 renders Assemblies of God official opposition to NAR theology meaningless and irrelevant. A number of AG churches are already receptive to NAR concepts and personalities. 

…Christians should flatly reject the New Apostolic Reformation’s teachings and those who choose to be associated with it. – gotquestions.org

Can two walk together except they be agreed? (Amos 3:3)

NAR heavyweights Bill Johnson and “prophet” Cindy Jacobs are in E21 Leadership, [12] and Jacobs herself is a high profile teacher/speaker at the conference.

Cindy Jacobs was not only a featured speaker (along with George Wood and four others) at the Amman, Jordan event, but is the co-chair of the Jerusalem2015 Prophecy and The End Times Ministry Track. [13]

Here is a good example why Christians should be very concerned that she has such prominence in E21. Several years ago, speaking before a rapt audience, Cindy Jacobs put her heretical NAR spin on the Lord’s Prayer.

According to Jacobs:
1. “…and God showed me [The Lord’s Prayer] was a prayer and every part of the prayer is an element on how to reform and transform a nation.” [14]

2. The Lord’s Prayer “is the prayer of intercession that will help bring into manifestation the original Genesis Mandate to fill, subdue, multiply and have dominion in the earth.” [15]

3. “So we have authority to reverse the Genesis curse of poverty and death. Not only do we have the power to do so, we have the mandate. You have to understand this.” [16]

4. “This was our commission in the Garden and it never changed…and so, because we didn’t understand our commission sin came into the world and it began to deteriorate the ability we had to steward the earth.” (emphasis mine) [17]

“Dominion theology consistently usurps Millennium promises and tries to apply it to the present age in order to justify its agenda to transform society into the Kingdom of God on earth,” writes apologist Al Dager. [18]

So Jacobs, a false prophet, will be leading the Prophecy and The End Times Ministry Track, despite her aberrant NAR eschatology.

She is also prominent in the How To Pray And Intercede Effectively Ministry Track, [19] even though she believes cities and nations must have demonic strongholds identified and attacked through prayer before the gospel can be effectively delivered.

While this is not to dispute the existence of territorial spirits, nowhere in the Bible do Christians come against hierarchical or territorial spirits in order to remove them from areas. In the Bible, God’s people prayed that people, not territories, would be delivered from demonic spirits.

This NAR prayer strategy has changed the understanding of many in terms of spreading the gospel.

The founder and Grand Poohbah of the New Apostolic Reformation is C. Peter Wagner. It was C. Peter Wagner who first declared the age of denominations had passed, and the Second Apostolic Age had finally arrived, when apostles and prophets could once again govern the Body of Christ.

C. Peter Wagner also got the ball rolling in terms of strategic level spiritual warfare. He writes, “When the demonic obstacles are cleared away, the church can grow. Unbelievers are no longer blinded by the god of this age, and they can hear and respond to the gospel.” [20]

This approach has been implemented by the NAR in numerous locales. Referring to the effort in Resistencia, Argentina, Wagner states, “[O]ur friend Cindy Jacobs helped design and manage the strategic-level spiritual warfare phase of the project.” [21]

While Jacobs is the co-chair of the Jerusalem2015 Prophecy and The End Times Ministry Track, the other co-chair, Tom Hess of Jerusalem House of Prayer, is an NAR apostle. [22]

The co-chair of the How To Pray And Intercede Effectively Ministry Track is NAR mover and shaker, Faytene Grassechi. [23]

Becky Fischer, who “energetically promotes NAR teachings through her organization, Kids In Ministries International,” [24] is co-chair of E21’s Jerusalem 2015 Your Sons and Daughters Ministry Track.

You might remember Fischer from the documentary, Jesus Camp.

Incredibly, the NAR has even been given the co-chair of a Ministry Track about raising our children in the Lord.

You see what a problem this is? Even if these people do not say one contrary thing, they are still being introduced to potentially millions of Pentecostals, and with Assemblies of God leader George Wood as Global Alliance co-chair, approval and acceptance is virtually guaranteed.

How many invitations are going to be extended to Jacobs, Grassechi, Fischer and others based on their time at the Jerusalem conference?

Desire for manifestation of the gifts of the spirit, and for spiritual experience—a Second Pentecost?—should never trump doctrine. Nor should the desire for spiritual unity. Yet this is just what appears to be happening through Empowered21.

E21’s “welcome aboard” to allegedly charismatic Catholics, is in direct opposition to the Bible. The dominance of NAR in E21 should concern Christians who do not believe the Body of Christ should be ruled by modern day apostles and prophets who churn out false predictions and decrees with astonishing regularity.

The NAR has, all too often, offered revelations of a false “Holy Spirit.”

E21 events have been scheduled some years into the future. Unless something changes, Empowered21, with its goal of spirit-empowered unity, will ultimately serve as a powerful springboard for NAR teaching and influence.

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(Bonus: Here is an excellent article concerning: AG position papers on NAR theology)

Source Notes:

1. E21 Jerusalem2015 promo
2. http://cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2014/March/World-Ready-for-a-Second-Pentecost-Outpouring/ (Chris Mitchell of CBN reported May 31, 2014)
3. http://empowered21.com/about/vision-statement/
4. What Is Empowered21? How a global initiative to emphasize the work of the Holy Spirit began at ORU, Danielle Parker Stoltz, ORU Fall 2014, Excellence Magazine
5. http://empowered21.com/about/leadership/
6. Charisms and the growth of the Church, Oreste Pesare iccrs.tv/Dettaglio.php?id_liv3=159
7. Ibid
8. http://www.thegoodbookblog.com/2015/apr/29/gods-super-apostles-an-interview-with-doug-geivett/#
9. Assemblies of God Position Paper, The Kingdom of God, PP_The_Kingdom_of_God.pdf
10. Assemblies of God, Spiritual Warfare (Attacks of Satan), http://ag.org/top/Beliefs/topics/sptlissues_spiritual_warfare.cfm
11. Assemblies of God Position Paper, Apostles and Prophets, pp_4195_apostles_prophets.pdf
12. http://empowered21.com/about/leadership/
13. http://www.jerusalem2015.com/ministry-track-test-2/
14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VuDNWWeqzM#t=148
15. Ibid.
16. Ibid.
17. Ibid.
18. Albert James Dager, Media Spotlight, “The Response: Texas Governor Rick Perry Calls For Revival” http://www.sitelevel.com/query?crid=10c4ba683069178d&query=dominionism&SB=GO

19. http://www.jerusalem2015.com/ministry-track-test-2/
20. C. Peter Wagner, The Book of Acts: A Commentary, (Published by Regal from Gospel Light, Ventura California, U.S.A., 2008), pg. 257
21. Ibid., p. 256
22. http://www.alternet.org/story/145796/heads_up%3A_prayer_warriors_and_sarah_palin_are_organizing_spiritual_warfare_to_take_over_america
lgbtqnation.com/2011/09/rick-warren-say-hes-not-conspiring-with-c-peter-wagner-to-rid-the-world-of-homosexuals/
23. Marci McDonald, The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism In Canada, (Published in Canada by Vintage Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, in 2010), p. 269
“…feature the key figures in the New Apostolic Reformation from Faytene Krykow [Grassechi]…” p. 269
24. R. Douglas Geivett and Holly Pivec, A New Apostolic Reformation, (Published by Weaver Book Company, 1190 Somerset Dr., Wooster, OH in 2014), p. 27

Bill Johnson, Empowered21 Global Council Leader

NAR “apostle” Bill Johnson of Bethel Church of Redding Ca., like Cindy Jacobs, holds a Leadership position in the Empowered21 Global Council. Please note in the E21 bio below, the reference to  his “growing apostolic network.” The Empowered21 organization clearly accepts the New Apostolic Reformation.

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson

Bethel Church • www.ibethel.org

Bill Johnson is the Senior Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California. Bill is a fifth generation pastor. He and his wife Beni lead a growing apostolic network that crosses denominational lines and builds relationships that enable church leaders to walk in both purity and power. (bold mine)

False Prophet leading “Prophecy And The End Times” Track at Empowered21 Jerusalem Conference

New Apostolic Reformation figures will be introduced to many via live streaming of Empowered21’s Jerusalem 2015 Conference (May 20-25). There is no warning to viewers just how different NAR theology is from biblical Christianity. Cindy Jacobs was recently featured here in this video where she claimed “God showed” her The Lord’s Prayer is really about Dominionism: click

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1)

Now, she is about to be given access to many through Empowerment21. Below is the E21 Ministry Track information about Prophecy And The End Times Ministry Track co-chair Cindy Jacobs.

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Does God still give us prophetic insight today? In these last days, the Lord is actively revealing and confirming his word to guide His Church into fresh conquests for His glory and purposes. This ministry is still alive and well. Respected leaders on the prophetic word will share insight to what God is revealing to this generation.

Cindy Jacobs

Cindy Jacobs (Co-Chair)

Co-Founder • Generals International
Cindy Jacobs is a respected prophet who travels the world ministering to others. She received her Doctor of Divinity from Christian International in Santa Rosa Beach, FL and a second doctorate from the Asian Theological Association for her work with unreached people groups. She has written for such publications as Charisma, Ministries Today, and Spirit-Led Women and has also authored many books.

Who are the NAR people speaking/teaching at Empowered21 Jerusalem 2015 Conference?

Here are some of the New Apostolic Reformation people who will be speaking/teaching at the Empowered21 Jerusalem2015 Conference:

Cindy Jacobs, co-chair of Prophecy and End Times Ministry Track
Tom Hess, co-chair of Prophecy and End Times Ministry Track

Faytene Grassechi, co-chair, How To Pray and Intercede Effectively Ministry Track
Cindy Jacobs, How To Pray and Intercede Effectively Ministry Track

Samuel Rodriguez, co-chair of The Word of the Hour Ministry Track

Lawrence Khong, co-chair, Signs, Wonders, and Healing Ministry Track
Omar Cabrera, Signs, Wonders, and Healing Ministry Track

Becky Fischer, co-chair Your Sons and Daughters Ministry Track

Steve Strang, Communicating The Word: Publishing, Media and Art Ministry Track

Robert Stearns, co-chair of Israel and the Church Today Ministry Track

LINK: http://www.jerusalem2015.com/ministry-track-test-2/

SBC’s International Mission Board will no longer disqualify candidates who speak in tongues

The following is excerpted from the Christian Examiner with a link to the entire article. The Christian Examiner states:

RICHMOND, Va. (Christian Examiner) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, which selects and trains missionaries for the denomination and has more than 4,700 field personnel under appointment, has changed its personnel qualifications to allow “new pathways” for service to those who previously could not be assigned to long-term overseas posts, Baptist Press, the convention’s news agency, has reported.

David Platt, elected IMB president in August 2014, told the mission board’s trustees earlier this week that the organization’s changes to its appointment policy represent a new “unified statement of qualifications” that will apply to all new applicants.

“We’re talking about limitless possibilities that God has providentially arranged for His people to go around the world with the gospel. And as the IMB, we want to send Southern Baptists through as many pathways as possible, which necessitates that we open up the pipeline for people to come through those pathways,” Platt said, according to Baptist Press.

Under the new qualifications, the IMB will no longer consider a past divorce as a prohibition to career appointment, nor will it make an issue of those who practice a “private prayer language,” or speaking in tongues while alone in prayer.

Allowing individuals with such backgrounds to serve is not “lowering the bar for potential IMB missionaries,” Platt said.

“This is a raising of the bar in all the areas that matter most. … We will continue to train our missionaries and work as missionaries in ways that faithfully represent Southern Baptist churches and Southern Baptist conviction.”

According to a statement summarizing the changes on the IMB’s website, applicants with a divorce in their background have been eligible for short-term service for some time. The new guidelines mean an applicant may now receive appointment as a career missionary in spite of a divorce.
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Southern Baptists change policy on speaking in tongues

[By no means is this an endorsement of Charisma Magazine, but they are first with this very important news item. Here is the first part of the Charisma article:]

After decade-long resistance, the Southern Baptist Convention will admit missionary candidates who speak in tongues, a practice associated with Pentecostal and charismatic churches.

The new policy, approved by the denomination’s International Mission Board on Wednesday (May 13), reverses a policy that was put in place 10 years ago.

Speaking in tongues is an ancient Christian practice recorded in the New Testament in which people pray in a language they do not know, understand or control. The practice died out until Pentecostalism emerged around the turn of the 20th century. In Pentecostal churches it is considered one of many “gifts” of the Holy Spirit, including healing and the ability to prophesy.

Allowing Southern Baptist missionaries to speak in tongues, or have what some SBC leaders call a “private prayer language,” speaks to the growing strength of Pentecostal churches in Africa, Asia and South America, where Southern Baptists are competing for converts and where energized new Christians are enthusiastically embracing the practice.

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God showed Cindy Jacobs The Lord’s Prayer is really about Dominionism

Did you know The Lord’s Prayer is really about transforming nations? Did you know sin came into the world because we didn’t understand our Dominionist commission? Neither did I.

So you see, this is exactly why we need the leadership (?) of New Apostolic Reformation prophets like Cindy Jacobs. Please pardon my sarcasm.

27 seconds into the video: “…and God showed me [The Lord’s Prayer] was a prayer and every part of the prayer is an element on how to reform and transform a nation.”

53 seconds into the video: The Lord’s Prayer “is the prayer of intercession that will help bring into manifestation the original Genesis Mandate to fill, subdue, multiply and have dominion in the earth.”

1:24 seconds into the video: “This was our commission in the Garden and it never changed…and so, because we didn’t understand our commission sin came into the world and it began to deteriorate the ability we had to steward the earth.”

2:55 seconds into the video: “So we have authority to reverse the Genesis curse of poverty and death. Not only do we have the power to do so, we have the mandate. You have to understand this.”

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The Lord’s Prayer, Matthew 6:9-13:

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

The demonic origin A.A.’s 12 Steps

“[He] knew little of psychics and had heard nothing before this of my adventures.”–A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson, from his official A.A. biography, Pass It On, pg.277

“Do not seek out mediums and spiritists; do not seek out and be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 19:31)

Author Richard Burns, better known as Dick B., has been churning out books and articles on the alleged Christian origin of Alcoholics Anonymous for years. The prolific author has written Anne Smith’s Journal, Dr. Bob and His Library, and many, many others. Regrettably, in his numerous books, Dick B. has never acknowledged the demonic origin of the 12 Steps.

His books, however, have deeply influenced the Body of Christ. People frequently justify A.A. attendance with statements like, “Well, Alcoholics Anonymous was originally Christian.” Or, “The 12 Steps are based on the Bible.” A common misconception is that one or both Alcoholics Anonymous co-founders, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, were Christians. click here to continue with article

He Didn’t Lift Us Up To Let Us Down (Imperials)

The LORDS lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

HT: Thanks, Marty

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