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Duck! Dominionists are Coming in for a Landing!

Did you know Geneva, Switzerland is pregnant?  Well, it will be on December 8, 2012, because that’s the next time charismatic, global dominionists will gather to take dominion over cities, boats, trains, video games, sewers, drain pipes, windows, gazebos, box cars, plate glass windows, ladders, pot holes, grocery stores, flower shops, movie theaters, city buses, and sundry other things that do or may possess a devil or two.

Check out this video featuring Lou Engle and Stacey Campbell.  TheCall Geneva is right around the corner and you will definitely want to miss it!  Why?  I’ll give you three good reasons.

  1. Dominionism isn’t Scriptural.
  2. Dominionism isn’t Scriptural.
  3. Dominionism isn’t Scriptural.

The Lord Takes False Prophecy Very Seriously

I hear people like Kim Clement, Patricia King, Stacey Campbell, Mike Bickle, Paul Cain, Jack Deere, Che Ahn, Bob Jones, Todd Bentley, Winnie Banov, etc. prophesy only good things most of the time.  Not judgment.  We all know they are false prophets, but sometimes I think we forget just how seriously God takes false prophecy.  And, even if we don’t, it’s always good to be reminded from time to time.

Hear the Word of God on this matter:

Jeremiah 23:13-40:

13 “Moreover, among the prophets of Samaria I saw an offensive thing: They prophesied by Baal and led My people Israel astray.

14 “Also among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: The committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; And they strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one has turned back from his wickedness. All of them have become to Me like Sodom, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.

15 “Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets, ‘Behold, I am going to feed them wormwood And make them drink poisonous water, For from the prophets of Jerusalem Pollution has gone forth into all the land.'”

16 Thus says the LORD of hosts, “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who are prophesying to you. They are leading you into futility; They speak a vision of their own imagination, Not from the mouth of the LORD.

17 “They keep saying to those who despise Me, ‘The LORD has said,” You will have peace”‘; And as for everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his own heart, They say, ‘Calamity will not come upon you.’

18 “But who has stood in the council of the LORD, That he should see and hear His word? Who has given heed to His word and listened?

19 “Behold, the storm o the LORD has gone forth in wrath, Even a whirling tempest; It will swirl down on the head of the wicked.

20 “The anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has performed and carried out the purposes of His heart; In the last days you will clearly understand it.

21 “I did not send these prophets, But they ran. I did not speak to them, But they prophesied.

22 “But if they had stood in My council, Then they would have announced My words to My people, And would have turned them back from their evil way And from the evil of their deeds.

23 “Am I a God who is near,” declares the LORD, “And not a God far off?

24 “Can a man hide himself in hiding places, So I do not see him?” declares the LORD. “Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” declares the LORD.

25 “I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy falsely in My name, saying, ‘I had a dream, I had a dream!’

26 “How long? Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, even these prophets of the deception of their own heart,

27 who intend to make My people forget My name by their dreams which they relate to one another, just as their fathers forgot My name because of Baal?

28 “The prophet who has a dream may relate his dream, but let him who has My word speak My word in truth. What does straw have in common with grain?” declares the LORD.

29 “Is not My word like fire?” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock?

30 “Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” declares the LORD, “who steal My words from each other.

31 “Behold, I am against the prophets,” declares the LORD, “who use their tongues and declare, ‘The Lord declares.’

32 “Behold, I am against those who have prophesied false dreams,” declares the LORD, “and related them, and led My people astray by their falsehoods and reckless boasting; yet I did not send them or command them, nor do they furnish this people the slightest benefit,” declares the LORD.

33 “Now when this people or the prophet or a priest asks you saying, ‘What is the oracle of the LORD?’ then you shall say to them, ‘What oracle?’ The LORD declares, ‘I shall abandon you.’

34 “Then as for the prophet or the priest or the people who say, ‘The oracle of the LORD,’ I shall bring punishment upon that man and his household.

35 “Thus shall each of you say to his neighbor and to his brother, ‘What has the LORD answered?’ or, ‘What has the LORD spoken?’

36 “For you will no longer remember the oracle of the LORD, because every man’s own word will become the oracle, and you have perverted the words of the living God, the LORD of hosts, our God.

37 “Thus you will say to that prophet, ‘What has the LORD answered you?’ and, ‘What has the LORD spoken?’

38 “For if you say, ‘The oracle of the LORD!’ surely thus says the LORD, ‘Because you said this word,” The oracle of the LORD !”I have also sent to you, saying,” You shall not say,’ The oracle of the LORD !’ “‘

39 “Therefore behold, I shall surely forget you and cast you away from My presence, along with the city which I gave you and your fathers.

40 “And I will put an everlasting reproach on you and an everlasting humiliation which will not be forgotten.”

Stacey Campbell Issues Public Statement About Todd Bentley

Stacey Campbell has issued a public statement regarding her participation in the commissioning, or alignment service, held for Todd Bentley at Lakeland.  I would like to thank Bud Press of Christian Research Service for e-mailing me a link to Stacey Campbell’s statement, which was posted on Barry Boucher’s blog, Ministers Matter.  (For a partial transcript and video of what Campbell prophesied, please click here.)

It was not a public apology, it was an attempt to deflect responsibility off of herself.  In her statement, Campbell takes scripture out of context in an effort to prove that she believes her “prophetic” message spoken over Todd Bentley on that platform was true and inspired by God, but Bentley sinned “after” the word was given, and missed out on the blessing.  What a convenient way to exonerate yourself.

What Campbell should have said was, “I was wrong, and I am sorry.”  There was none of that.  Consider her words:

Many people question how the gifts of the Holy Spirit can operate separate from the fruit of the Holy Spirit.  We know from the Bible that this is a possibility. As far as I understand, everything that has transpired regarding their decision to separate took place from the day of the commissioning onwards. Very similar to Acts 4:30-5:10, in the middle of “great power” and “great grace” and the Church having “all things in common,” Ananias and Sapphira lied to the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3). It is possible for believers to sin in the middle of great power.  Source.

Using scripture to support your error shows a lack of repentance.  It conveys the impression that Campbell is attempting to defend herself and save what’s left of her reputation, regardless of the harm and confusion she has brought upon the body of Christ.  True conviction would present itself in a public apology and contriteness of heart.  Taking scripture out of context to defend heresy and blasphemy is not repentance.  The scripture she is using above is not Biblical proof for the points she is attempting to make.  However, there is plenty of biblical proof that she is a false prophet (Deuteronomy 18).

Let’s refresh and see what God’s Word says about false prophets:

Deuteronomy 18:22:

“When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.”

Thankfully, we are living in the age of grace, but that is not a “get out of jail free card.”  What that means is that people like Campbell won’t be taken out and stoned, but there must be accountability and repentance from the person who has been guilty of this sin.  As far as I can see, that hasn’t happened yet.

Here is another snippet from Campbell’s statement:

Even more revealing, after a great victory, Satan incited David to number the people (1 Chronicles 21:1), thus bringing the whole nation of Israel under judgment.  We know also from the Bible that great men of God (Moses, David, Peter, etc.) committed great sins (ranging from anger and denial of Christ to murder and adultery), all the while serving God sincerely. Abraham stumbled mid-journey through unbelief and was then able to recover and fulfill his destiny. Knowing this, I would like to call on the Body of Christ to manifest what Todd & Shanna Bentley are not yet able to manifest – the glory of God.  Source.

Is Campbell speaking of her own failure here?  No…she is pointing out the failure in Todd Bentley’s life.  The rest of her statement goes along the same vein.  She writes a narrative to call us to pray for Todd Bentley, pointing out his sins (which we are all well apprised of by now), while taking absolutely no responsibility for her false prophecy at Bentley’s “alignment,” or her behavior at his commissioning service that she, and others, participated in with much zeal.  Other than saying she was sorry for any confusion her prophecy may have caused, she took none of the blame, and like I said above, deflected the blame off of herself and onto Todd Bentley.  I’m sorry, but this is one thing Todd Bentley can’t be blamed for.  Campbell, and Campbell alone, is to blame.

Unless Stacey Campbell publicly repents for the lies she spoke in God’s name, we as God’s children have no other alternative than to reject her as a prophet, and to spurn her doctrine.  The only thing that is apparent from her public statement is that as far as her words show, she hasn’t learned a thing.

To read Campbell’s statement in its entirety, please click on one of the source links above.

The Fallout of Lakeland

Other than the posts I’ve done on Stacey Campbell and Patricia King, I’ve kept silent on the fallout that began as a consequence of Todd Bentley’s fall from the public pedestal many had put him on.  I’ll give my thoughts now, and then move on.

Several apostolic leaders have given their public statements regarding the scandal.  One question they seemed to ask was how they could have been so gullible and not seen that Todd Bentley was not acting in the authority of God.  C. Peter Wagner, when speaking of Bentley’s commissioning, exonerated himself by saying he has always been known as a risk taker who likes to stick his neck out there for people.  He conveyed that some have paid off, and some, meaning Bentley, have been “losers” (Wagner’s words).

What I beg to ask people to consider is this:  how could they have been so gullible not to have known that Bentley was a counterfeit?  That admission alone condemns their public ministry, as well as their skills of discernment.  To be a leader, you must be knowledgeable in God’s Word, and able to lead others.  Yet these ministers have publicly said they did not know Bentley was a heretic, despite the fact that they claim to be apostles.  Not knowing the Word of God, they run willingly into error and permeate the church with doctrinal poison.  The reason they didn’t know is because they do not know God’s Word.

Anyone with knowledge of God’s Word knows when they’re being fed false doctrine.  Leaders are expected to know.  They didn’t. 

Then we have another problem with this whole fiasco.  Lack of accountability.  Some have said they knew about Bentley’s private sin, yet they participated in Lakeland and the commissioning anyway.  Caring more what men thought of them than God, they opposed God’s Word and aligned themselves with a move of Satan because the only thing they cared about was being a part of “the next big thing.”  They knowingly pushed this so-called revival on the people and continued to expose them to it, and Bentley, night after night all the while knowing that Bentley was a hypocrite who was living in open sin.  Those who call themselves “prophets” stood on that platform saying, “thus says the Lord,” when God did not say it.  How can they be true prophets when they didn’t even see the scandal that was preparing to explode before them?

The fact that so many can follow someone like Bentley is an indictment against not only the American church, but the church as a whole; for many came from across the waters to receive an impartation, and take it back with them.  This thing would have continued to spiral out of control if the Lord hadn’t put a stop to it.  I heard Bentley defenders rebuke us by saying, “Leave Bentley alone!  If it’s not of God, it will come to naught!”  A true statement if I ever heard one.  Sounds quite prophetic, doesn’t it?

Friends, Todd Bentley wasn’t the only one exposed through this shameful ordeal… his enablers and the so-called apostles and prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation were exposed as well.  The question is, will you hold them accountable and reject them as God’s Word tells us to do, or continue to promote false doctrine by endorsing them with your confidence?  Remember, they can have no platform without an audience.

Stacey Campbell: Holding False Prophets Accountable

It’s time to hold false prophets accountable for their wickedness.  We cannot let them off lightly, or move on once it is “old news.”  We need to stand firm and expose them.

Here is a partial transcript of the prophecy given by Stacey Campbell on the night of Todd Bentley’s commissioning:

“When they were singing that song tonight, the spirit came on me and said, ‘Todd, because you asked like very few men on the face of the earth ask to see my glory, I will begin a revival through you that will pass beyond gifts into the very heart that moves God to release gifts to His children.  And Jesus, filled with compassion healed the sick; and Jesus, filled with forgiveness, said ‘he who is without sin cast the first stone;’  and Jesus, filled with justice and truth, threw over tables and took out whips and cleansed the temple of God.  And Todd, I have chosen you because of your background, because of your background, because of your background, to release my nature when you release my gifts.  To become a living epistle like the Word that became flesh, and people saw the glory of God; and I will use you to father a movement that operates in such revival power, but it is coming out of the very nature and heart of God.  And you will teach people how to behold God until they are transformed from glory to glory, from compassion to mercy to lovingkindness to truth, to justice, to forgiveness; and a whole generation will move in such signs and wonders and power, but everyone will give glory to God.’  And I feel like Todd that when you were twelve-years-old, and I just graduated from Baptist seminary, the Holy Spirit fell on me and He started to speak to me over and over and over again about a generation that would come on the earth that would do signs and wonders that would change society, and society would not change them.  And you are a firstfruit of that generation of nation changers that will release the glory of God in all its fullness in Jesus name.”

As I said above, this prophecy was given by Stacey Campbell at Todd Bentley’s commissioning service.  This is before the Nightline feature was aired, and this was before Lakeland insiders went public with lies and abuses by Bentley during the Lakeland services.  Also take note that this prophecy was given before Bentley separated from his wife, and Fresh Fire Ministries released a public statement that Bentley had become emotionally involved with a female member of his staff.

Since Campbell emphatically states that this is God speaking through her, we can draw either one of two conclusions from the above prophecy.  Either God couldn’t foresee the fiasco that the Lakeland Revival would turn into, and by the same token, the literal sinful mess that Bentley’s personal life had become, or God wasn’t speaking through her at all.  After considering recent events, I maintain it is because God was not speaking through her at all.

Campbell has many followers who believe she is a true prophet of God.  I urge her followers to weigh this prophecy with God’s Word, and in light of current events, and reject her.  Hold her responsible for her false prophecies and turn away from her.  God’s Word does not teach that you have to be 65% correct when giving prophecy (as Rick Joyner and others have said), it teaches that prophecy must be 100% accurate or it is not from God!

Certainly, I believe in my heart that some will have their eyes opened by this and will turn away from it, but many, many of them will not.  God’s Word says in Jeremiah 5:31:

The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule on their own authority; And My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it?

More on Todd Bentley’s Separation – An Unhealthy Relationship With a Female Staff Member

As time goes by, more light is being shed on the circumstances surrounding the separation of Todd and Shonnah Bentley.  While we continue to glean more insight into the travesty which is the Lakeland Outpouring, please don’t forget to remember Todd and Shonnah Bentley in your prayers.  Let us also consider ourselves, not thrusting upon ourselves the cloak of hypocrisy and unrighteousness.  Let us consider ourselves, lest we too should stumble.

Here is the latest news from Fresh Fire Ministries:

Aug 15 – From the Board of Directors

 

We wish to thank all of our friends and partners for the overwhelming flood of support and compassion we have received as a ministry on behalf of Todd and Shonnah Bentley. The many phone calls and emails of concern from people who genuinely love the Bentleys and Fresh Fire Ministries have been a great encouragement to all of us here during these past few days. In particular, the rallying of support and prayer for Todd and Shonnah by prominent leaders within the Body of Christ has been a beautiful indicator of the maturity and grace the Lord is bringing to his Bride.

We wish to acknowledge, however, that since our last statement from the Fresh Fire Board of Directors, we have discovered new information revealing that Todd Bentley has entered into an unhealthy relationship on an emotional level with a female member of his staff. In light of this new information and in consultation with his leaders and advisors, Todd Bentley has agreed to step down from his position on the Board of Directors and to refrain from all public ministry for a season to receive counsel in his personal life.  Source.

I’m glad to hear that Bentley has agreed to step down and refrain from public ministry, but this should have happened a long time ago.  Given the false doctrine he teaches, he should have never had a platform within the church to begin with.  When something like false doctrine isn’t enough to stop a man from preaching heresy within the church, it seems like marital strife is.  Are people now and only now beginning to pull away from Bentley?  That is not how things should be.  Still, there are those who follow and defend him regardless.  How sad.

My mind goes back to Bentley’s commissioning when Stacey Campbell, Che Ahn, and others were prophesying over Todd as if they were speaking the very words of God.  Was God not wise enough to foresee all of the sinfulness in Todd’s life?  Was God wrong, or were these so-called prophets speaking out of the abundance of their own wickedness instead of out of direction of the Holy Spirit when they were puffing up Bentley and prophesying over him that he was a mighty man of God?  I’m thinking that Campbell, Ahn, and others may be regretting their zeal to jump aboard the Bentley bandwagon today.  I’m hoping that those who follow these false-prophets will see this and flee.  Still, if history is any indicator, they will not.  They will continue in their wickedness, rejecting God’s truth and holding onto a lie.  We should all be in constant prayer in these last days.