Comment by Wickus:
Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
Mat 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Do you understand what Jesus is saying? Is He saying that many shall come who will say that they are Christ, like an antichrist figure? Is he saying that we must beware of blatantly false teachings like the Watchtower or Mormons? Please read the verse again:
For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
He is saying that many shall come in His name, saying He (Jesus) is the Christ and still deceive many. Wow, that is strong words! People will stand on pulpits, write books, do miracles, prophecy all in the name of Jesus, but they will be false prophets. Here He confirms it:
Mat 7:22-23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Friends, Jesus is not talking to sinners here. He is talking to people who some knew as Christian teachers. This is a serious warning for those who follow the teachings of the false prophets around us. This is a warning for people wanting the gift of prophecy so much that they open themselves up for deception.
Rick Joyner has been exposed many times as a false prophet. Some even says his books and writings is mambo jumbo and saying nothing. I have never read a book of his and I am not interested to start, but a quick Google search provides more than enough information about his false teachings. On his web page he is clearly still endorsing Tod Bentley, a false teacher who is getting his teachings from an angel called Emma. You can see the link between Rick Joyner and Tod Bentley on a Google search by clicking HERE.
Deception comes in s subtle way. You do not get up one morning thinking: “Aah, I feel like getting deceived today!” It can happen to anybody. I was also caught up in the “Name it / Claim it” movement for a time. It takes the power of the Holy Spirit to open ones eyes.
Adamantine, I pray that you will take this seriously. I am concerned about your latest interest in the prophetic and the sources you use. It will not lead to any good. We have the sure Word of prophecy, the good old trusted Bible. All we need to know to warn others is written in it. Not only will the US be judged, the whole world will be judges. It is clearly written in the Bible and there is more than enough material to warn everyone. Sadly most will not listen.
With this I clearly want to state that I, Wickus, do not endorse the teachings of Rick Joyner, Tod Bentley and the rest of their movement associated with them. I urge anyone to stay away from anything these people say or write.