WEALTH IS BETTER THAN POVERTY, HEALTH THAN SICKNESS, KNOWLEDGE THAN IGNORANCE, WISDOM THAN FOOLISHNESS, TRUTH THAN LIES, PROSPERITY THAN DESTITUTION, JOY THAN SORROW, GLADNESS THAN SADNESS? SO RETURN BACK TO GOD AND LET HIM CHANGE ALL THINGS?
1 Chronicles 29:12 Both riches and honor come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all.
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
When Nothing Works Try The Spirit of Wisdom
The baptism of the Holy Ghost is important. Christ told his revolutionary followers after His resurrection “they should not depart from Jerusalem but wait for the promise of the Father…. For John truly baptized with water but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence” (Acts 1:4-5).
Jesus said He would build His church and the gates of hell would not prevail against it. That governing Church, His Church, would be filled with ruling and reigning disciples (a priesthood of kings) that would need Holy Ghost power to succeed.
BENEFITS OF THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST
When nothing works turn to the spirit of wisdom for help. There are many benefits to the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Some are well known, others a bit obscure. Some of the obvious include:
Power to witness
Power against unclean spirits
And the manifestation of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We also know the Holy Ghost is our teacher, comforter, the one that leads and guides, helps us pray as we ought, and unlocks the mysteries of the Kingdom of God.
One benefit not discussed much is wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to apply and use the Word of God to accomplish God’s will in your life. It’s what you need when nothing else seems to work. Wisdom includes prudence, discretion, right decisions, soundness, stability and common sense.
The Apostle Peter wrote that you are part of a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9). That is a priesthood of kings. You have heard many times that Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords. His lords are rulers. As part of the royal priesthood of kings you have a mandate to rule (govern) in righteousness through wisdom. Wisdom is gained through the application of the Word of God and the anointing of the Holy Ghost. Scripture reveals that the Holy Ghost is the spirit of wisdom. Jesus said he would ask the Father to send him, the spirit of wisdom, to you (John 14:16).
WISDOM AND STABILITY
Scripture also declares, “The LORD is exalted for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure” (Isaiah 33:5-6). Look at these words:
Reverence for God.
It is written that wisdom and knowledge “shall be the stability of thy times.” A quick glance at the nightly news confirms that our world is degenerating into lawlessness, chaos, corruption and debt. This is the result of secular humanism and rejection of the rule of God within our nations. When a nation, any nation, turns its back on God it opens the door to lawlessness and gradual decivilization. In order to turn this degeneration around requires “putting first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33). It also requires repentance, submission, prayer and turning from our wicked ways, then God will hear from heaven and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
This generation is going to need the wisdom of God. That wisdom is available for you and is made available to all the sons and daughters of God. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6).
WISDOM PROMISED BY CHRIST
As already said, Jesus told His disciples to “wait for the promise of the Father.” That promise is the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost has a ministry. He is as much God as the Father is God and the Son is God. He is also apostolic in nature being a sent one. The apostolic nature includes building, restoring and governing. One Holy Ghost operation is equipping and empowering you to fulfill the purpose of Christ in your life.
It’s interesting to discover the baptism of the Holy Ghost includes the divine ability to receive spiritual wisdom that helps you advance the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God includes the culture of the Kingdom. Cultures have many things in common including a language, economic system, government, and arts and literature, etc. Spiritual wisdom also brings stability, sound judgment and the ability to make right decisions.
Jesus said the Holy Ghost would lead and guide you in truth (John 16:5-15). Scripture also declares, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7). A certain measure of wisdom comes with the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Wisdom is the principal thing. That means wisdom needs first place in your life for success in life and ministry. Wisdom is foundational. Without wisdom you are unstable, make bad judgments and wrong decisions.
THE WISE HEARTED
Wisdom makes one wise having common sense in practical matters. Scripture says, “And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office” (Exodus 28:3). Notice these wise men were all filled with the Holy Ghost. As filled ones they received the spirit of wisdom, the Holy Ghost. This proves that wisdom is not confined to schooling, education and experience alone, you need that too, but can be spiritually imparted by the Holy Ghost. Repeatedly, God uses the term “spirit of wisdom,” as one of our benefits of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
SOME PEOPLE ARE OFF THE WALL WHEN THEY MAKE STUPID REMARKS SUCH AS:
Love doesn’t expose. Love doesn’t add fuel to the fire. Love says, “They made a mistake, but God can restore them. They messed up, but God has a new beginning.”
WHILE GOD’S WORD COMMANDS US TO EXPOSE THE UNFRUITFUL WORKS OF DARKNESS:
EPHESIANS 5:Walk in Light
8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),
10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.
13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
14 Therefore He says: ” Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light.”
GUILT BY ASSOCIATION?
Can we judge a man by whom he associates with? A person’s associates will give us signals of a man’s condition; for there is a Bible principle that teaches ‘by beholding we are changed’, and the Scriptures state: “Evil communications corrupt good manners”. There is an old saying, “Birds of a feather flock together”, and it has proven its self true. Let me ask you this: Do true prophets rebuke false prophets or do they run with them? Elijah did not have fellowship with the prophets of Baal, and I believe God’s true men will not associate with and encourage false prophets. So let’s take a moment and see who all Damon Thompson has associated with.
On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 9:36 PM, Gordon Williams <email@example.com> wrote:
Hi Walter: Who in the world believes this sort of nonsense? It’s one generation after another of false prophets & false teachers. As God said, “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means, and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof” (Jer. 5: 31).
From: Walter Kambulow
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2013 5:31 PM
To: GORDON WILLIAMS
Subject: REALLY????? …In the “Third Wave” of the 1980s, God brought forth prophets, as John Wimber introduced the “Kansas City prophets” Paul Cain, Mike Bickle, Bob Jones, James Goll, and Jill Austin.
…In the “Third Wave” of the 1980s, God brought forth prophets, as John Wimber introduced the “Kansas City prophets” Paul Cain, Mike Bickle, Bob Jones, James Goll, and Jill Austin.
The 1994 revival in Toronto restored the office of the apostle with the birth of many apostolic networks, including John and Carol Arnott’s Partners in Harvest, Rick Joyner’s MorningStar, Bill Johnson’s Global Legacy, Heidi and Rolland Baker’s Iris Ministries and or church’s own Harvest International Ministry.
HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE AND STILL BREATHE AND BELIEVE ALL THIS CRAP?
CHE ANH, REVIVAL ALLIANCE and the WAGNER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Che Anh is a long-time member of and leader in C. Peter Wagner’s groups of apostles, Global Spheres and International Coalition of Apostles (ICA). Che Anh is also the International Chancellor of C. Peter Wagner’s very own Wagner Leadership Institute which has its one sentence vision statement the development of apostolic leaders in line with their understanding of the five-fold gifts of Ephesians 4:11-12. Anh and his wife are, together with the Bakers and Arnotts and three other couples, the leaders of the Revival Alliance that I referred to earlier. Randy and DeAnne Clark are one of the other couples in this Revival Alliance. Randy teaches a class at the Wagner Institute available online, with C. Peter Wagner and Che Anh, titled “Developing Structure for Apostolic Ministry” which bills itself as teaching “the ‘New Apostolic Reformation’ that we see transpiring in the Body of Christ Today”. Bill and Beni Johnson are another couple in the alliance. Bill is on the faculty of the Wagner Leadership Institute where you can take his course “Walking in the Supernatural”. Che Anh is refreshingly blunt about his view of what the Church is to discern in the miracles and revivals he believes are happening through the works of so-called prophets and apostles today. He made his five-fold convictions abundantly clear in his book When Heaven Comes Down, a book with a foreword by the Bakers. Here is his explanation of current religious revivals:
As I look back through the history of revival, I see that every wave of God’s outpouring is important because, in each revival, He restores something. In fact, over the past half-century, we see that in each movement God restored an office within the five-fold ministry, including apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers.
…In the “Third Wave” of the 1980s, God brought forth prophets, as John Wimber introduced the “Kansas City prophets” Paul Cain, Mike Bickle, Bob Jones, James Goll, and Jill Austin. Other prophets emerged during that period, including my friend and covenant brother Lou Engle, my sister in the Lord Cindy Jacobs, Jane Hamon and Chuck Pierce. The 1994 revival in Toronto restored the office of the apostle with the birth of many apostolic networks, including John and Carol Arnott’s Partners in Harvest, Rick Joyner’s MorningStar, Bill Johnson’s Global Legacy, Heidi and Rolland Baker’s Iris Ministries and or church’s own Harvest International Ministry.
Now, in 2009, we see the convergence of all five of these restored offices coming together and being expressed through the Body of Christ in His followers the saints.
When you know how the Revival Alliance was formed, all of these interconnections and shared purposes between the Bakers, the Revival Alliance and Wagner’s ministries are not a surprise. Che Anh tells the story often of how Heidi Baker received a prophetic word from the prophet Bob Jones calling for an alliance of major apostolic networks. The coming together of these various networks was widely heralded in 2008 in mainstream charismatic media, one of which emphasized the global significance of the alliance under the headline “Revivalists Aim to Spark Worldwide Revival”.
SO HOW CAN A SEXUAL PERVERT LIKE BOB JONES CALL FOR AN ALLIANCE OF MAJOR APOSOTLIC NETWORKS? HE CANNOT!
TODD BENTLEY AND THE REVIVAL ALLIANCE
One of the immediate “fruits” of this worldwide revival was in Lakeland, Florida. It is here that the prophetic certainty of the Revival Alliance and its narrative of a new day for Christianity took on the appearance of profound scandal. In a speech that must be seen to be fully appreciated, Che Anh spoke in Lakeland with Todd Bentley. With great conviction the two of them explained that the prophetic word from Heidi Baker via Bob Jones was part of a tremendous, supernatural confirmation that both fulfilled the work of the Toronto Blessing and helped launch a so-called “third wave” of the Holy Spirit. The timing of this proud pronouncement could not have been any worse for Anh and the Revival Alliance. Anyone who knows what comes next can understand why the Bakers would be particularly ashamed to admit and would actively hide from their participation in apostolic ideology and practice. Under all of the “prophetic” power and “apostolic” zeal that the Revival Alliance could muster they engaged in an elaborate, “sacred” commissioning service of Todd Bentley as an apostle. In this dramatic service, prophets and apostles from around the world gathered around Todd in a sign of unity and power in this new apostolic age. C. Peter Wagner, together with other representatives of the most extreme forms of New Apostolic Reformation fervor, spoke words of prophecy and anointing over this man with the certainty that the miracles of Lakeland were part of the confirmation that Bentley was to be commissioned as an extraordinary apostle. Given the deep connection between Baker’s Revival Alliance and the Todd Bentley scandal it is not surprising that Bentley felt compelled to single out the Revival Alliance for apology when the true scope of his problems became evident. But the damage was done. The questions were being asked. The accountability was being demanded. Even within those elements of the charismatic movement that have most welcomed the notion that apostles and prophets are being restored in a direct act of God, there was pause for reflection and concern. A man whose miracles were seen as a vital part of the evidence of his anointing into this new, fast-growing reordering of the church around apostolic leadership was quickly seen as a seriously immature Christian in spite of the rush to anoint him an apostle.
C. Peter Wagner was shaken by this incident. By his own telling he had been involved in the Lakeland Outpouring, as he and others call it, from the earliest stages. It is clear from the narrative that the working relationship between Wagner’s group of apostles, at that time just the ICA, and Baker’s Revival Alliance was as strong as critics have suggested. Given Che Anh’s participation in both groups, this should not be a surprise, but it must be emphasized because some continue to hold to an illusion that an invisible wall exists between Wagner’s extremism and Baker. Wagner’s account speaks matter-of-factly of how his ICA worked with the Revival Alliance throughout the outpouring and into the immediate aftermath from Bentley’s scandal. Writing on the day that the scandal hit the news, Wagner recounted the history of the Outpouring before and in the immediate wake of Bentley’s fall.
Lakeland Outpouring I, in which Todd Bentley was the main figure, is now history. Lakeland Outpouring II, in which Stephen Strader of Ignited Church is the main figure, has begun. The Outpouring started in a local church, went to a tent, and now is back in the local church. My suggestion is that we no longer use the term “Lakeland Outpouring” but rather distinguish between Lakeland I and Lakeland II because they are very different… In the Lakeland I case, I am elated at the way things are turning out. The Revival Alliance with whom Todd was aligned on June 23 has kicked into action with a vengeance. Ché Ahn and Bill Johnson, like me, were overseas when things broke, but John Arnott stepped up to the plate and moved in apostolically. It has since become clear that Todd’s Fresh Fire Board could not have handled the situation, Stephen Strader and Ignited Church could not, nor could any of his other close friends. Only the Revival Alliance could.
Wagner’s explanation of his and the Revival Alliance’s participation in the commissioning service is equally candid and equally clear about his active role in it.
Previous to around the middle of June, my interest in Lakeland was about a 2 on a scale of 1-10. Then I got a call from Stephen Strader, the host pastor who was a member of ICA, which I lead, with a passionate appeal for apostolic intervention because chaos and confusion had begin to invade the Outpouring I. Toward the end of the hour we were talking, I received one of my infrequent direct words from God: “Alignment!” Just one word, but I knew I had a divine command and responsibility.
Once I knew that God had assigned me to initiate some sort of apostolic intervention at Stephen’s side, I began praying and consulting with close colleagues. In less than two days I discovered that Todd Bentley had no formal, established apostolic alignment. I asked God how I should proceed, especially since I had no inclination to attempt an apostle-evangelist approach and expect that Bentley would submit to or even listen to what I had to say if I made an appointment with him in Lakeland. I felt that proper apostolic protocol would be for me to deal with one or more peer-level apostles to whom Todd had aligned apostolically. Since as yet he had no such alignment, I began asking God how such an alignment might come about. He directed me to my close friend, Ché Ahn, who himself is apostolically aligned with me and who also had been close to Bentley for years. Ché agreed that the best apostolic protocol would be for Todd to align with the Revival Alliance if he were willing. Ché called him and Bentley agreed to submit publicly to the Revival Alliance.
This scandal afforded the Bakers an opportunity, a very public opportunity, to make clear whatever differences they had with C. Peter Wagner and his conception of the New Apostolic Reformation. It would have been perfectly understandable for them to have done so. But in the years since this scandal highlighted for anyone interested the connections between Wagner’s work and Baker’s, not much has changed institutionally to warrant anything like the assessment the Bakers provided Stafford. Everything I have written above about the membership of the Revival Alliance, Wagner’s ICA and the Wagner Leadership Institute is based on up to the date material. Che Anh remains a bridge figure between the two groups, the Revival Alliance remains a uniting group between the various factions and the Wagner Leadership Institute is available for those who want to be trained by figures from both groups. The Arnott’s ministry continues to advertise its television ministry with C. Peter Wagner’s picture on the web page and its conference page continues to feature Heidi Baker as an upcoming speaker. Videos of Heidi Baker advertising the next big event on the movement’s calendar are available for anyone to see. While the symbiotic relationship between these major individuals and institutions in the New Apostolic Reformation has not changed, what has changed, remarkably, is that a central figure in this movement is being lauded in a cover story in the most significant Christian magazine in America. Its sanitized history of Mama Heidi’s active participation in a movement that most would consider outside the mainstream of evangelical conviction is a sad day in the proud history of Christianity Today. That magazine has been a part of my journey for 25 years. I am proud to be published in the pages of its sister publication, Books & Culture. But I am troubled and disappointed. I understand those who call for this story to be corrected and I hope those with access to the Bakers will share my determination to set the record straight
I WONDER WHO IS MORE STUPID THE ONES WHO PREACH THIS CRAP OR THE ONES WHO BELIEVE IT?
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