Since the 1990s, we’ve been witnessing the Lord restoring the office of the apostle to the church. Of course, the rise of true ministry gifts always prompts Satan to raise up a counterfeit anointing to pervert the pond.
The Bible warns of false apostles and I’ve certainly seen my fair share of them. But what does a false apostle look like? How do you recognize them? What does Scripture really say about these hucksters?
I decided to study this out after I saw several articles online arguing Paul, who wrote two-thirds of the New Testament, was a false apostle. Between such odd assertions and the number of people claiming to be apostles without any evident fruit, I set out like a good Berean to offer some truth on false apostles.
It’s a shocking admission—or maybe it’s not.
As part of her appearance at a Human Rights Campaign annual gala dinner in Los Angeles, pop singer Katy Perry shared with the masses that she entered into sexual perversion as a Christian youth.
The 32-year-old was there to accept the National Equity Award and revealed she spent her youth trying to “pray the gay away at Jesus camps.”
As an adult, she grew famous with her hit “I Kissed a Girl,” and told the audience that was just part of what she did while being raised in the Christian home of two pastors.
I was in prayer seeking the Lord about the season we’re entering into and He said something very distinct: Ride the wind!
I’ve learned we need to discern what the Holy Spirit is blowing on and go with that flow. When you discern the grace of God on something you have to tap into that vein until the wind shifts.
We can ride the wind of blessings. We can ride the wind of increase. We can ride the wind of change. We can even ride the wind of adversity for His glory. When you ride the wind you are in a Holy Ghost flow and you gain mass momentum. You’re in that sweet spot where you’ve got crazy favor with God and man.
There are many myths circulating the body of Christ about angels these days. You can trace the root of most of them back to the New Age movement and various false religions, as well as pop culture’s influence on society and the church.
But there’s one troubling heresy about angels that is rising rapidly in this hour. Although it’s nothing particularly new—like Solomon said, “There’s nothing new under the sun” (Ecc. 1:9)—what I am seeing and hearing in some camps in Christendom is disturbing.
I have seen this for a long time, but with the roll out of my new book, Releasing the Angels of Abundant Harvest, I once again notice how many sincere believers have been taught wrong ideas about the ministry of angels.
News of witches attacking President Donald Trump went viral, but there’s another type of witchcraft attack that all believers need to know about in this season.
The Jezebel spirit’s witchcraft is rising—and always rises—during this time of the year.
Let me clarify, I am not talking about incantations and spells from witches and warlocks. I’m talking about spiritual witchcraft ala 2 Kings 9:22. Some translations say, “Jezebel and her sorceries.”
A coordinated witchcraft attack against Donald Trump? I got a call on Thursday afternoon from Dave Kubal, president of Intercessors for America, that demanded my attention.
With urgency in his voice, Kubal explained about a worldwide call for witches—and those willing to attempt witchcraft for the first time—to cast a spell harming Donald Trump.
According to IFA, the ritual is to be done at the stroke of midnight on waning crescent moon ritual days, which are February 24th (midnight, Friday evening), March 26th, April 24th, May 23rd, June 21st (especially important as it is the summer solstice) etc. until Trump leaves office.
Another month, another conspiracy theorist claiming the end of the world is coming.
You may be rolling your eyes right now, but the reality is scads of unsuspecting people are buying into this bombastic banter. We need to pray for more discernment in the body of Christ. When the world witnesses this goofy manifestation of the “prophetic,” it makes genuine prophets seem illegitimate.
Let’s debunk these false prophetic utterances before we pray:
This morning in prayer, I had a vision of myself standing in Cologne, Germany. It looked like a place my foot had tread over 10 years ago—the Cologne Central Station with the historic cathedral nearby.
The image was vivid and steady. I saw people moving about the square. Although the scene was calm, I felt an urgency in my spirit to understand the sudden vision of Germany’s largest city. I scanned headlines and was surprised.
What I learned was this: In the past several days, there have been communication failures in the nation’s airline industry. Germany fighter jets had to intercept a London-bound flight as a result. The Cologne library has opened its doors to refugees.
Also this week, a Syrian refugee is on trial for an Islamic State bomb plot in Germany. Meanwhile, German police are warning refugees not to attend the carnival celebrations starting on Thursday, only later to apologize. But German cities are banning trucks during carnivals amid terror fears.
When my friend told me she saw a vision of herself with a big squid lodged atop her head, I knew enough about the unseen world to understand a spiritual attack was underway.
What I didn’t know was that a sneaky squid spirit would soon start stalking me.
Right about now, you might be scratching your head and asking, with all sincerity—or with all mockery—“What in the world is a squid spirit?” Essentially, it’s a spirit of mind control but its affects go way behind what you would think.
You keep hitting the same wall. You are practicing sin and can’t stop. These are two of the five signs you might need deliverance I shared with you a few weeks ago.
Of course, those aren’t the only signs of demonic activity in your life. Demons can oppose you from the outside, but they can also oppress you from the inside.
When it comes to spirits at an individual level, I subscribe to the late Dr. Lester Sumrall’s theory of demon possession as outlined in his Demonology & Deliverance manual. I believe there are seven stages of demonic influence: regression, repression, suppression, depression, oppression, obsession and, possession.
For the record, I do not believe a Christian can be demon possessed. Jesus came to set the captives free and He has given us a command and the authority to go along with it to cast out demons.