Can I Buy a Vowel?

Those of you who are familiar with Manasseh Jordan know how he works.  He’ll start by saying, “C…C….I’m getting a C.  Is there someone here named Cathy?  Christina?  Cait?”  Chances are, if he’s not pulling a “Peter Popoff” on the audience, he’ll find someone with those names.  Once he calls them out, he dazzles the crowd with his power by prophesying over them.

While I was watching this video, I was thinking about Paul and Ananias in the 9th chapter of Acts.  You know that story.  God spoke to Ananias in a vision and told him to arise and go to the street called Straight – then He instructed him to go to the house of Judas and there he would find a man from Tarsus named S.

Okay, God didn’t say that.

What God said was that when Ananias got to the street called Straight, he should inquire at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named SAUL.  I am totally positive that Ananias didn’t go to the street called Straight and say, “I’ve got a J…. Jim…. Jack…no…Judas!  Okay then, now I’ve got a S.  Steve….Sam….Seth….no, SAUL!!!!”

Could you imagine what it would have been like if God had revealed Ananias’s mission to him by saying, “Ananias…get up and go to the street called S and inquire in the house of J for a man from T who is named S.”

We happen to have a credible transcript of what God said:

Acts 9:10-17:

10 Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Behold, here am I, Lord.”  11 And the Lord said to him, “Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, 12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him, so that he might regain his sight. ”   13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to Thy saints at Jerusalem; 14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call upon Thy name. ” 15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel;
16 for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake. ”  17 And Ananias departed and entered the house, and after laying his hands on him said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road by which you were coming, has sent me so that you may regain your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”

Because God spoke so clearly, Ananias was able to get right up and go on his mission.  God spelled it out to the last letter.  Not only did he give Ananias the name and home town of his subject, but he also gave him the exact street and house number where he could find him.

Manasseh Jordan is performing parlor tricks… nothing more.

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27 Responses to Can I Buy a Vowel?

  1. Chrystal Whitt, you have surely shown yourself quite “witty” with this post. It is very funny, yet quite profound. You are also “spot on” regarding your biblical points, using the story of Ananias as an example. Good work, Sis.

    Always in Jesus,

    -Rich

  2. Craig Dawson says:

    He’s almost a carbon copy of Hinn.

  3. Truthinator says:

    Greater condemnation…(Mark 12:40)

  4. ray says:

    C …… C………Ah , thats it , cold calling. Haven’t heard of this character ,but he has all the halmarks of just another conartist.

  5. Ruitje says:

    This method is also used by mediums like Intuitive-Medium, Char Margolis. It is a trick.
    It shows that the extreme charismatics are not filled with the Holy Spirit, but are just usings tricks.

  6. Paul Gesh says:

    Thank you. An insightful expose of an ungodly man.

  7. Eli says:

    I was thinking the same thing Ruitje was. How do these “follower” not see this?? Good expose’ Chrystal!

  8. Eli says:

    Cold Reading….that’s the phrase I was trying to think of. That’s exactly what this is.

  9. jason says:

    I love the singing. It somehow magically brings in the word of the Lord. I love how he says he in the other video he uploaded yesterday that he was “praying on the plane” and Lord spoke to him and said that there was a family to pray for and he only got the letter. What if when we prayed, God answered us the same way? It would be comical. “Jason, today, I want you to pray for J and K. Also, go to H and get some groceries from W.” Insanity

  10. ali says:

    The problem lies NOT with Murray, uh Marvin uh Manasseh Jude uh Jones uh Jordan nor does it lie with Perry uh Peter….. the fault lies with those in the audience of which there are many.

    There would be no Jordans or Popoffs, no Benny or Kenny if there were not sheepel to gladly follow those who speak lies and prophecy illusions.

    The Word of God is clear:
    “They say to the seers, “See no more visions!” and to the prophets, “Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions.” Isaiah 30:10 and

    “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.” 2 Timothy 4:3

    “…if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
    2 Chronicles 7:14

    But it would appear His people are not humbling themselves, neither are they praying, seeking His face nor turning. So we should not expect that He would hear, forgive and heal.

  11. 2plus2 says:

    Benny Hinn’s so called ‘godson’….that’s what the claim is. Both of them now do this very thing of somehow being able to see people and their illness’s like it is a vision from God. Hinn does this at the end of his ‘This is Your Day’ show. If it wasn’t for the pain these 2 jokers cause it would be quite comical.

  12. Doug says:

    H_R_T_C….Vanna, I’d like to buy an “E” and an “I”…

  13. jude newman says:

    ali
    I agree, they would have nothing if people didn’t follow them. Christian clairvoyant Give me a F and a P for a false prophet. Sickening

  14. Rev's Kate & Rich M. says:

    Give me a capital B for Baloney–which they all are full of! K

  15. Ireland says:

    The TV psychic, Jonathan Edward, used the same technique. I do believe there is also a spiritual knowledge they receive that isn’t from God.

  16. 2plus2 says:

    Wow …..ali…Thank you for reminding me of Isaiah 30:8-14. These few verses really nail what is happening in today’s world….It sent a chill up my spine to re-read what a REAL prophet had to say.

  17. Rick says:

    Prophet Manasseh in a recent interview. I have supported his ministry for almost 2 years now.

    • Rick,

      The only thing that video does is exalt Manasseh Jordan. What revelation was given was embodied in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son. What else do we need besides Him? Those looking for other revelation are not looking for Jesus.

  18. Daffydil says:

    Remember this song from a few decades ago? The name game!
    Shirley! Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana fanna fo Firley, Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley!
    Lincoln! Lincoln, Lincoln bo Bincoln Bonana fanna fo Fincoln, Fee fy mo Mincoln, Lincoln!
    Arnold! Arnold, Arnold bo Barnold Bonana fanna fo Farnold Fee fy mo Marnold, Arnold!

    I guess if he added praying in tongues to this song, they’d have a Contemporary Christian Hit!!

  19. Grant says:

    Rick

    Wake up and snap out of it

  20. 2plus2 says:

    Rick….Why do you support this rascal? Watch the Morning Inspiration show that his father and him put on….it is one of the most disgusting displays of money grubbing that I have ever seen mixed in with the ‘Miss Cleo’ type of prophesy….totally bogus and an insult to all that seek God

  21. Carolyn says:

    Chasing after signs and wonders is like a drug…intoxicating, addicting….like eating sugar. As long as your blood levels are high, you are high, as soon as it wears off, your “spiritual energy” is gone. Exactly what happened in Chapter 6 of John. As soon as Christ wasn’t giving them bread anymore, that is, filling their stomachs with the temporal bread they wanted, they were gone. As soon as he started teaching them that what they needed was the bread of life, that he was the bread that came down from heaven, that he was God incarnate….they were gone.

    Prophet Manassah says, “we should not be following God for what he can give us”…but he contradicts his own theology by performing his signs and wonders on cue. Prophet Manassah is giving them temporal bread. telling them that their finances are going to improve, their business won’t go bankrupt, their political career will take off, that they are healed of this or that malady. He is doing exactly what he denies he IS doing. He is a deceiver and he very convincing.

    Rick, if you follow this guy, you will be left with a mouthful of gravel.
    Proverbs 20:17
Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

    Incidently, after watching several videos of his “ministry”, I don’t believe PM is cold reading. I don’t believe he is that complex or connected. I believe that he is a plain old clairvoyant/psychic channeller. He is giving the people a message of peace, prosperity, health and wealth. Same as all the other false prophets down through the centuries. His gospel is no gospel at all.

  22. Carolyn says:

    Continuation….

    I watched a couple of hours of Benny Hinn’s and Prophet Manassah’s “greatest show on earth” on you tube. Years ago I was one of the audience who would have been agog with Manassah’s “gift” as Benny Hinn calls it. Benny is like a proud father displaying his protégé’s gift and draws attention to the fact (as often as he can) that he prophesied that Manassah’s mother would have a son and his name would be Manassah and that he would be a prophet. He has been prophesying since he was four years old and he has become a skillful practitioner of his craft.

    As I watched I was surprised to see what was happening, maybe horrified is more truthful. PM was hitting up a lot of rich sponsors for money for the crusades and telling them that if they would be obedient to the Lord, and give (he named specific amounts of) $100,000 or $50,000, they would receive a healing. He told one lady that he saw the death angel beside her and because he prayed for her and because she was obedient to give, she would not die.

    Every now and then he would throw a few crumbs of psychic knowledge or healing to someone in the crowd but amazingly, he was dealing most of the time with the high money rollers who support the Hinn Crusades.

    It is amazing to think that I was once a Pentecostal charismatic who was agog with this so called gift, shrouded in Christian speak of “Holy Spirit, anointed, prophetic word of God” and wrapped in the excitement of dramatic and ecstatic experience. These are the lying signs and wonders, predicted by Christ, that even the elect could be fooled by.

    I say that he is a clairvoyant because he sees things like mailbox numbers of people he doesn’t know, Driver’s Licences, first and second names of people he has never met and yes, after watching the show, it is “spiritual deception” on a highly developed, cleverly manipulated and skillfully enacted psychic pathway.

    Furthermore, what I believe I was seeing was a great spiritual coordination for the spiritual deception that these crusades bring; powerful deceptive spirits working to sweep vast numbers into this last days spiritual deception of distracted, unbiblical error to people all over the globe.

    I believe Prophet Manassah is a skillful practitioner of occult and paranormal activity, being used by entities that are keeping the deception of the Miracle Crusades began by Kathryn Khulman alive and well on planet earth.

    After seeing this, I am content with the Word of God, the Holy Spirit as my teacher of truth and my growth in righteousness as God gives the increase. Forget the paranormal….it is deceptive bread enticing the spiritually unstable and the Scripturally unlearned and illiterate.

  23. Terell says:

    The way you guys go on ranting seems a bit meaningless doesn’t it? I see you guys saying that he “cold calls” their first name but what do you have to say when he calls out their name in full? None of you guys ever mention that? Is it luck? On numerous occasions? I’m just curious what you guys have about say about it…

  24. shane says:

    http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/popoffback.html
    http://www.apologeticsindex.org/487-peter-popoff

    If Jordan truly does have a moment of clairvoyance it does not prove that he gets his info from God. He probably just learned from Peter Popoff.

  25. Rev's Kate & Rich M. says:

    Carolyn– you are on the money. For the time I have read your posts, and spoken with you at Slaughter, about a full year now, your keen awareness of the dark, deceiving underworld of the occult is correct.

    Yes, I know you have been involved many years ago in that realm; now released you can give a full account of the workings of darkness–so those of you reading these posts, let it be known there are people here who have wisdom to share and warnings to heed!

    And, Miss Carolyn is not only witty, very funny ( she cracks me up) and very down to earth, she is humble and has given her life to Christ solely–she don’t play no games, folks!

    God bless you sister. :) K

  26. Carolyn says:

    @Kate….humble? Not me…smart maybe, but not humble.
    Thank you my dear for the kind words! Yes, thankful to be free from being too comfortable with the supernatural and the whole idea that “if it’s supernatural, it must be God”. It just ain’t so.

    Here I stand today…Though I be in poor health, perplexed by those that scorn and malign me without reason, and though I am heated up to the melting point on the fiery trial of my faith I have the assurance of HIS salvation, Christ alone has purchased my deliverance…though it may not be perfectly seen as yet…I have hope.
    Romans 8:24
    For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

    God Bless you all. Be encouraged by his love for you today.
    Ephesians 4:16
    From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

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