I’ve seen this around the blogosphere for a while, even got it in e-mail from a friend, but didn’t post it. The more I came across it and the more I thought about it the more I knew I had to say something about it.
If you’ll follow this link, you will be taken to a video of Patricia King talking about being visited by a mint-green angel. This angel is bandying about spreading around what else? Prosperity!
King starts out reading the first chapter of Hebrews, which is a magnificent chapter regarding the holiness and exaltation of God’s Son. She reads this chapter and then at 1:44 into the video she says, “This whole chapter is about the exaltation of Jesus Christ. He is exalted above all else. And especially above the angels. He is better than the angels and He is the focus of our attention, of our worship, and our love, and yet…we know that the Bible teaches so much about angels.” Then she goes off on a long dialog about angels. She is completely missing the whole point of Hebrews 1! What is supposed to be a powerful point of Scripture to give us a glorious view of the majesty of God’s only begotten Son turns into an introduction about angelic visitations and empowerment! You know that old saying, “You can’t keep a bird from flying over your head, but you don’t have to let it build a nest in your hair?” Well, this is waaaaay beyond that. Patricia King let tweetie fly in one ear and straight out the other.
1 God who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
The first chapter of Hebrews speaks of the great exaltation of the Son, and even how the angels worship Him. It also confirms what God said to Peter on the Mount of Transfiguration, “This is my beloved Son, listen to Him!” (Mark 9:7) This isn’t a lesson about angels, this passage of Scripture gives us a powerful glimpse of Jesus Christ, God’s Holy Son, who has the name above all names. I like what Matthew Henry said about this epistle: ” The great truth set forth in this epistle is that Jesus of Nazareth is the true God.” Amen.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
But, sadly, Patricia King doesn’t see this when she reads the first chapter of Hebrews. This is what she got out of it…
After the introduction mentioned above, King relates how she was visited by the “angel of prosperity.” She said that when she met the angel of prosperity, it had a minty green color. She says:
“When I met the angel of prosperity, the Lord says, ‘This angel ministers my Kingdom prosperity. I am letting that angel serve you now, and I’m, I’m giving you a blessing, an authority, to minister prosperity, Kingdom prosperity, to those I lead you to, and to specific ministries.’ And so I’m not going to go into the whole story on this clip because of…of…time, but I was able, directly after that visitation, was able to minister to a ministry who was struggling financially. In fact, they were going to have to lay off their pastoral staff, and maybe even shut down their church because of a financial issue, and I was able to minister the prosperity of the Kingdom of God, and that angel had come to help me do that work. They come along side to serve us. They’re ministering spirits. The word ministering means to serve. And so, um, I went into that church and I released the prosperity of the Kingdom of God, and overnight, within forty-eight hours they had enough finance to meet their deficit, to do some building programs so that the zoning could be fulfilled, and they’ve been in that abundance ever since. And God gave me another opportunity right after that, to minister to another ministry, and again they had a breakthrough. Well, when I got home from that particular tour, after ministering the prosperity, on my sofa was this great big mint green-colored feather. I don’t know where it came from. It was a sign from God, though. I find the humor of God something else. Isn’t it neat that He would send a prosperity angel with the color mint-green? Because, as we know, the mint sometimes speaks of the place where money is kept. But, it was, it was mint green. I know that green is the, the Kingdom color for prosperity. Um, it speaks of lusciousness and growth and, and uh prosperity and healing and renewal and, um, so when I got home there was this, this big feather that had been on our couch, and uh, we still have that feather today just as a little reminder that Jesus is good. He’s full of prosperity. He is to be worshipped as Jehovah-Jireh, our provider, as the God of more than enough. And, of course, we exalt Him above all else, but He also sends angels to serve Him and to serve us in those purposes. In the name of Jesus, I release the prosperity of the Kingdom to you right now.”
Hmmm…minty green angels with minty green feathers. Good grief. This is beyond heretical, this is ridiculous! I mean, what do you say to something this …….. stupid? If something this absurd can pass as sound doctrine, the church is in SERIOUS TROUBLE! You wanna know what the saddest part of all is? This does pass as sound doctrine… to many! Many believe this stuff. They actually set under it and eat up every word.
Patricia King, formerly Patricia Coking, was in the occult and was, admittedly, a new ager in the past. However, when she decided to become a Christian, she didn’t leave behind all of those mystical practices or concepts.
All of this focus on the color green rung a bell, so I decided to do a search for the meaning of colors in new age spirituality. Here is what the color green means:
Green symbolizes money, luck, prosperity, vitality and fertility. It is also associated with envy. Green is the color of healing; it is beneficial in all healing situations. In the aura green signifies balance, peace and often indicates ability as a healer. (Source)
As you can see, when Patricia King decided to embrace her own version of Christianity, she didn’t leave the occult behind. She merely took those concepts and ingratiated them into her own system of beliefs which she mistakenly believes is Christianity. She won’t find this in Scripture and neither will you. That doesn’t seem to make much difference now days.
When poison has a no taste it’s more dangerous. It goes down undetected and works its malice. This poison of King’s reeks to high heaven and has a sharp, bitter taste, but people are swallowing it anyway. What exactly can you do when people are that deceived?
Seems overwhelming, doesn’t it?
Updated to change the word wreaks to reeks. Can’t have a rogue homonym running loose here.