FAKE PROPHETS article series
Read Part 1: The White Lab Coats
|The original Reopen America Tour
By Sarah Leslie* & Gaylene Goodroad
years the State has been doing things that directly impacted the Church and this has provoked a response.
to discover what is true factually versus what is false, spin,
and narrative. The research was daunting due to the suppression of documentation and the clamp down on alternative voices across all of the political spectrum. The very act of critically expressing a different point of view is now deemed suspicious. We learned that fact checkers are acting as fact suppressors. And we learned that conspiracy has been redefined to mean anything that falls outside the State-certified, Tech-sanctioned narratives. As someone cynically pointed out, Noah was a conspiracy theorist until it started raining.
how much it hurt to be falsely labeled racists, bigots, extremists, and worse terms we can’t even use. We were shocked at the grotesque mischaracterizations of Christian believers and ordinary citizens by politicians, federal officials, and a malicious press. Then came the scary reports that the State was ramping up to criminalize nonconformists, including local garden-variety parents. In sum, the civic State is teetering on the precipice of despotism:
|[Source] Read the NTAS Bulletin HERE 
we are sorely in need of a revival — a real revival in
Christian Right with
grassroots political action. The political world is filled with snakes, fakes,
spies, and betrayers. Political gamesters have their own insidious agendas for power. Novices who have entered the political realm may be unprepared for its
traps and snares. Treachery is lurking everywhere. We ask: if
Christians cannot discern the errors of their own errant shepherds how
will they ever be able to spot liars, political plants, controlled
opposition, false flag instigators, tricksters, and slick propagandists in the political
realm? How will they resist infiltration, subterfuge, deception and corruption?!
earnest folks who are working side by side with evangelicals. These ordinary citizens may not
realize that some of these evangelical groups hold very different endgame goals. American patriots are working
to representative government and the constitutional freedoms
exemplified in the Bill of Rights. The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and Word of Faith (WOF) spokesmen proclaim they are for the same thing. But these leaders also hold a contradictory agenda. They want to build their own Church/State “kingdom on earth.” They also desire a “Christian America,” which they envision as a prosperous utopia where they will rule. Below is the mystical eschatology taught by NAR self-proclaimed “apostles “and “prophets“ for decades:
|RAT leader Kent Christmas’s deathly eschatology
|Ron Gatlin on cleansing the planet
national Republic. But the NAR/WOF looks forward to a
theocracy. To sincere freedom-loving patriots
this eschatological goal should be an anathema — just as
unconscionable to them as a coercive government run by Progressives. So how
can these groups find genuine common ground? And how will they expand their coalition when there is such incongruity in objectives? Sooner or later they will find themselves incompatible. Our fear is that the Church is already exhibiting signs of sidelining the Gospel in exchange for political gain.
|Reopen America agenda launched [Source]
false revival in the mid 1990s and was
left to fester unchecked. It was revivified over a decade ago with the addition of a political agenda. It
is now re-launching as a “re-awakening.” This time it is piggy-backing on potent political causes, accompanied with pomp,
pizazz, new platforms and a professional promoter.
Word of Faith teachings popularized by its founder Kenneth Hagin. We immediately recognized there was a big problem: Word of Faith and New Apostolic Reformation teachings were prevalent, mixed in throughout the proceedings. It wasn’t just a civic event, it was a spiritual event spreading WOF/NAR doctrines on its platform (explained in the previous post). We wondered how many citizens watching were “turned off” by the eclectic mixture of religion and politics in the proceedings.
violating public health measures. These credentials enabled him to establish himself as a high profile pastor in support of the reopening of the country. Here is how the Tampa event was advertised on Rumble, with our highlighting:
1990s. Howard-Browne’s most famous, or infamous, credential is that he is a master at orchestrating pseudo-revivals. He branded himself the “Holy Ghost Bartender” who could create intoxication-type experiences for people attending his events. The grotesque spectacles that ensued were marketed as an authentic revival. Many claimed that this was a move of God’s Holy Spirit.
Those who attend his meetings or tune into the broadcasts encounter a ministry like they’ve never seen before. Rodney Howard-Browne paces heavily around the sanctuary, sometimes mumbling in tongues. He waves his arms at a section of seats and all of the occupants fall down. Sometimes he stands in place, chuckling to himself. He makes his way between rows of fallen bodies, and on at least one occasion stopped to have a conversation with a woman flat on her back beating her arms frantically on the floor. He deliberately asks questions of people struck by the spirit, holding the microphone to their mouths for agonizing minutes while they stutter and stare glassy-eyed into space. Invariably, the audience is convulsed by hysterical laughter at the sight, and Rodney Howard-Browne chuckles. Pointing to a group of people, he announces that the fire of God is on them, and they obediently go forward into the sanctuary where most fall down.
obscenely acting out birthing scenes on stage. Discerning pastors, Bible college professors, writers, reporters and researchers viewed Browne’s popular excesses as a fundamental crisis to the faith.
“Global Awakening” conferences in 2014. The introduction explains:
Today there is much talk in the church about revival. Some leaders, citing God as their authority, state they have been told that a great “outpouring” of God’s Spirit is about to occur. Other leaders are describing this imminent “move of God” as another “Great Awakening”—a “second Pentecost.” What is immediately troubling to us is that some of the church figures who are leading the charge for this coming “revival” are the very same ones who gave us the “holy” laughter “revival” back in the 1990s—a move of God that was dubiously dubbed “The Toronto Blessing.”
|Rolling on the floor laughing [Source]
His resurrection, “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the
forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:14). Many of us had experienced a real revival in the early 1970s, which called us to repent of our sins, to turn from our wicked ways, and be led by God’s Word, the Bible. We could recognize the authentic ministry of God’s indwelling Holy Spirit: “In Whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your salvation: in Whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise” (Eph. 1:13). We could bear witness to God’s Spirit in our lives. And we testified this new phenomenon was not Him. But our witness was not appreciated. Warren Smith explained what happened to us:
the other day I listened Wagner teach about the 7 Mountain Dominionism
on GodTV. The NAR will never be satisfied to become a political action
committee and share power with more generic cultural warriors on the
Christian Right. They want absolute control no mater how long it takes
to gain apostolic control of each of the 7 mountains/spheres. They
believe the powers that now control these mountains are demonic to the core. NAR Dominionists intend to confront and destroy not just the demons at the top of the 7 mountains of culture on Earth, but to destroy the related principalities and powers that
are related in the heavenlies. All of this is based on a fraudulent
understanding of the so called cultural mandate, based on their
heretical teachings of Genesis 1:22-28 and the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20.Christian Dominionists have become the Christian Right on steroids.
They are found in one party but they are also political squatters who
ultimately will have no allegiance to any party whatsoever.
it amazes me most that these dominion advocates can actually suggest
that God, the August All-Powerful Sovereign of the Universe, would need
to sneak back into a so-called regained dominion of all the earth on the coattails of political operatives! Isn’t this demeaning to pronounce that our Sovereign God needs political endorsement and financial gifts from the world’s Uber-Rich?
Isn’t God capable to openly placard to the world his own Dominionist
aims (if indeed that were His will before He returns)? Isn’t God
sufficiently omnipotent to take dominion in His own name and authority
— without being beholden to common variety politicians and clerical
when the true worshippers shall worship the Father
in spirit and in truth:
for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.
God is a Spirit:
and they that worship Him must worship Him
in spirit and in truth.”
(Jesus, John 4: 23-24)
We now come to the second principle connected with worship. All worship
of God is in response to truth about God. Or at least it should be. It
is not an emotional exercise, filled with spiritual sounding words and
induced feelings. It is a response that is built upon truth….Since the
Word of God is truth, and acceptable worship is according to or in
truth, we must worship God based upon a proper understanding of the Word
of God. If we are to worship God, we must understand who God is and the
only place we can find out who God is in the Scriptures. Only there has
God been revealed to us. God has revealed himself in His Word.
True worship can only be based upon the truth of the revelation of Jesus
Christ. That is why the heart’s cry of the Apostle Paul was, “That I
may know him” (Phil. 3:10).
The truth worshiper cries, “O that I may
know him, that I may have an intimate relationship with God.” Man was
created to fellowship with his God. That fellowship was broken in Eden
and ever since man has longed for God— longed to fellowship with Him.
But without the knowledge and the revelation of the truth of God,
worship is impossible, indeed fellowship is impossible.
“The Next Great Awakening… or Great Deadening”
Part 1: “Rallying Around the Seven Mountains”
Part 2: “A Political Platform”
Part 3: “Building the 7 Mountains”
Part 4: “Concocting a Great Awakening”
For an explanation of the Presence Eschatology see the 6 part series that ends here with links to the earlier sections: https://herescope.net/2014/04/the-battled-bride.html
Flouted Virus Rules, Arrested,” The Daily Beast, March 30, 2020, https://www.thedailybeast.com/hillsborough-sheriff-to-arrest-rodney-howard-browne-megachurch-pastor-who-flouted-virus-rules. See
“From South Africa To St. Louis To Toronto To Your Church”
Part VI: “The End Of The Birth Pangs”
Revival Coming? Holy Laughter or Strong Delusion,” Lighthouse Trails,
January 16, 2015, https://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=16760. Smith’s original article was titled “Holy Laughter or Strong Delusion?” Spiritual Counterfeits Project Newsletter (SCP), Fall 1994, p. 5.
Apostle Gains Political Exposure at the RNC,” Herescope, Sept. 17, 2012;
the Christian Right with Apostolic Dominionism” by Dr. Orrel Steinkamp,
Seize Dominion by Political Intermarriage? Can God’s Supposed Lost
Dominion Be Regained By Mere Political Means?” 4/11/11, https://herescope.net/2011/04/hitting-political-big-time.html;
made unto themselves of the lowest of them
priests of the high places,
which sacrificed for them in the houses of the high places.
They feared the LORD,
served their own gods,
after the manner of the nations
whom they carried away from thence.”
(2 Kings 17:32-33)