Patricia King: Take that Mountain!

Patricia, did you take my mountain?!?!

I think the Scripture-twisting award for 2011 should go to Patricia King.

King says God’s giving out mountains, so you need to go take one!  No, I’m not being facetious.  She really says that in the following video.

I want you to read this Scripture:

Luke 2:49:

49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

Patricia King said that she was a nurse by trade, but afterwards went into full time ministry.  During study one night, God spoke this verse to her and she just knew God was calling her into business… Kingdom business, that is!

Now, let’s read this verse in context, and you can be sure I’m going to post the full passage and not cherry-pick verses and twist them.

Luke 2:40-51:

40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. 41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. 43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. 44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. 45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. 46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. 48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? 50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. 51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

The first question we should ask is, what exactly is the Father’s business?  Could it be to fulfill the commission set out before Him by His Father in Heaven and to convey the message given to Him?  Yes?  Ooookay!  Wasn’t that easy?  Here’s what King says about that one verse…. just that one verse… not the whole passage.


“… but as I was in my devotion time, um, a number of years ago, the Lord spoke to me concerning a Scripture where it said Jesus was about His Father’s business, and I thought, ‘Well, that’s interesting!’ He didn’t say He was about His Father’s ministry, He said He was about His Father’s business.  And so I started to examine that and I realized because I lead a ministry, that I had to walk with my “Daddy” God, walk with the Holy Spirit on how to run the ministry, on how to initiate certain mandates, how to raise funds for it, how to see the different mandates we’re given become fruitful and multiply and that…and the Lord says, ‘You are about your Father’s business.’  And I, and I realized, and I thought, ‘Wow, this is Kingdom Business!”

How King goes from what the Scripture actually says to her interpretation can be achieved in only one way… you’ve got to snip a verse away from the contextual narrative, and apply ding-bat eisegesis to it.

Now, I have an assignment for you (but watch the video first).  I want you to read these verses, and using Patricia King’s mode of interpretation, apply it to these verses.  See what a mess it makes?

Matthew 5:38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:  (Wow, God has called me to be a dentist!  Or, maybe an optometrist???  A Kingdom Optometrist!)

Matthew 9:16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.  (Yaaaay!  God wants me to be a Kingdom Tailor!)

Matthew 9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.  (Yee Haw!  I’m being called to be a Kingdom winemaker!  Or maybe a Kingdom drunk!  Oooooooh, that explains John Crowder!)

Matthew 9:26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.  (Hot diggity!  I’m called to be famous.  All for the Kingdom, of course!  Or, maybe it means I should be a newspaper editor and spread other people’s fame throughout the land???  A KINGDOM EDITOR!)

Romans 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.  (Well, how do ya like that?!  God’s calling me to be a lumber jack!)

Yeesh!  Here’s the video.

10 thoughts on “Patricia King: Take that Mountain!

  1. Robert L.

    King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
    O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

    Using Patricia King’s superb exegetical skills on this verse, one can imagine God telling
    Patricia to turn herself into a big fat hen, and call herself the Colonel ( complete with 11 different herbs & spices )

  2. Denise

    Wow, this type of thinking baffles me. How in the world…….OH, that’s it, the WORLD.
    Sad and amazing. She really needs prayers.

  3. formeratheist

    This is simply an application of bad hermeneutics and biblical illiteracy. Either she is ignorant of the underlying Greek linguistics of the New Testament or chooses to ignore it. A literal interpretation of this verse wouuld read more along these lines:

    “I must be in my Father’s house.”

    Now, does that mean she missed her calling as a custom home builder? Working for Home Depot? Sadly what it truly means is she doesn’t give a rip about what the Bible truly says, only about how she can manipulate it to justify her desires. I find the entire process a disservice and injustice to the Holy Scriptures. If people would just read their Bibles, really read them, it might help curtail some of this type of insane behavior


  4. Kiwi Dave

    This is what the scriptures say regarding Patricia King and her teaching of Luke 2:49

    “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Romans 8:5- 8 KJV

    “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” I Corinthians 2:14

    “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” II Peter 1:20 & 21 KJV

  5. Mickey Merrie

    Here is another “heads up” for you! Jonathan Welton teaching about the Seer Annointing!
    Might as well get ahead of the curve on this guy. He sees normal christians as religious and
    “NAR”-sisists as normal. They gonna fix it all so their jesus can return, those manifest sons.
    Occult, combined with New Age, combined with, NAR/Latter Rain dominion theology, combined with emergent, combined with eastern mystery, bombined with, well you get the picture…

    1. Mark Calkins

      Watch out for that Jonathan Welton guy! He loves Jesus like crazy and you can’t help but experience God’s love when you get around him! He’s radically committed to the authority of the Scriptures and has a huge servants heart! If you don’t like Jesus, you probably won’t like him! Look out!

  6. Ray

    There are few things more disturbing than the scriptures in the hands of a WOF er. Honestly , does she really believe that Jesus came to transact bussiness ?I guess that as long as she is tickling ears with this stuff, we’re gonna keep on hearing it.

  7. Michelle

    It’s appalling how the Scriptures are completely abused in this video. How can people swallow this stuff?

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