Sunday, 3 November 2019

RICHARD TAYLOR - BREXIT CANDIDATE FOR BLAENAU GWENT.

"Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, 
and maketh flesh his arm, 
and whose heart departeth from the LORD."
(Jeremiah 17:5)


I would normally very carefully avoid making public comment here on this blog about happenings in the political arena. Ordinarily I'd see such commentary to be quite outside my remit, a departure from what I am called to do in the way of earnest contention for the Faith once and for all time delivered. But there has to be an exception for every rule, does there not?

We who believe may be IN the world, but we are not OF the world. And politics are the world's way; always have been, and always will be. To cut to the chase, it is the nomination of one particular Welsh Brexit candidate in the forthcoming General Election that very unfortunately causes me to make this little piece my own blogging rule's exception.

I must emphasize - and want to be completely clear and understood on this point - that this is not about the Brexit Party's policies, or any other Party's for that matter. It is not in any way about 'Leave' or 'Remain' or any other presenting polling issues. It is completely and utterly solely to do with that single personality who is standing for Brexit in the Blaenau Gwent constituency, namely Richard Taylor.

This is a man who I've found it needful to write about time and again for his all-too-notable disservices to the Gospel, in fact ever since the very first article to appear on this site back in May, 2013. Richard Taylor was the egocentric, Rolex-flashing and Porsche-driving counterfeit revivalist who, after founding his own "church" in Cwmbran and parading as its Lead Pastor, presided over the carefully contrived and hyped so-called 'Welsh Outpouring' there in April, 2013.

(Please refer to the relevant articles in the 'Topics' column alongside)

A man thoroughly and disturbingly versed in the ways of deception, in both his public and his private life, Victory Church's integrity-devoid chief hireling actually came to be discharged from his duties by his Elim overseers for committing adultery. Though banned from the pulpit, his arrogant refusal to accept proper Church discipline was evidenced by him then taking up a Lead Pastorship position in Merthyr Tydfil, subsequently further showing his complete unsoundness by joining that church to the Word of Faith/Prosperity gospel 'New Beginnings' operation of Benny Hinn's friend Jonathan Miller in Florida, USA, becoming in turn their European Director. (Ironically, he doesn't seem so keen on Europe any more!)

For reasons best - and perhaps only - known to himself, Mr. Taylor then decided to re-invent himself as a political animal, in the process proving his apostate nature beyond all shadow of a doubt by jettisoning all reference to his supposed faith in Jesus and joining himself instead with superglue gel to the machinations of men. 

I would like to think - and hope for his sake - that Mr. Taylor did once make a genuine decision for Christ, and that his Christian career, if I might call it that, was not all just a conman's convenient masquerade, just a cynical means to an end. Trouble is that all the evidence, everything about his long-time modus operandi, points only to him being an unprincipled...


chancer
/ˈtʃɑːnsə/
noun
INFORMALBRITISH
  1. a person who exploits any opportunity to further their own ends.

... with a chameleon's adapting skin, a manipulative man who loves the limelight and craves adulation, power and position, not to mention the material trappings of worldly "success." He has continually demonstrated that he considers himself to be something special, but as the Scriptures that he now so obviously shuns declare of such as he:


"For if a man thinks himself to be something, 
when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself."
(Galatians 6:3)

Richard Taylor, being a self-deceived individual, has quite some history of in turn deceiving others! Will this, perhaps, sadly prove to include those on the Electoral Register of Blaenau Gwent? If, in the event they don't send him to Westminster as their political (mis)representative, what new mask will he next wear? What new persona will he then adopt? What new flag of convenience will the pirate ship then fly? Will it be any less a pirate ship for the colours on its mast? We can only hope and pray that he will not return to using God for gain and further besmirching the Gospel and betraying people's trust, in his endless quest for self-aggrandizement!

In laying down these few thoughts, the bottom line is my hope that people who'd thought that the 'Welsh Outpouring' was for real, in witnessing Mr. Taylor's latest launch of himself and this time in such a completely secular fashion, will come to carefully re-assess their positive opinion of that circus and its ringmaster. Let us all soberly remember what the Word has to say concerning "Christian" charlatans:

"While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: 
for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb,
The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed 
to her wallowing in the mire."
(2 Peter 2:19-22)


Saturday, 28 September 2019

WALES: A LAND UNDER THE CLAW OF THE GREAT RED DRAGON!

"And there appeared another wonder in heaven; 
and behold a great red dragon, 
having seven heads and ten horns, 
and seven crowns upon his heads."
(Revelation 12:3)

The most overtly Satanic of all the world's flags!

As a Welshman born and bred and with a very great love of this land, it saddens me immensely to have to say that there is a darkness over Wales. Almost tangible in its intensity, I've felt it for many years, and as time passes it's only getting worse. A few seem to have this spiritual awareness, but most appear to be oblivious.

This is a nation under the claw of the great red dragon; everywhere the overtly Satanic flag of Wales is hoisted high into the air - and is not the Enemy of our souls described as "the prince of the power of the air?" (Ephesians 2:2). It is no wonder then that the spiritual climate here is so extremely dark, when the devilish is so close and is so enthusiastically embraced by a "children of disobedience?"

It is apparent that Satan must have a very deep interest in Wales, when her flag is the most personally significant to him in the entire world! Why should this be so? A very loaded question indeed! It may even be that the soon coming Antichrist has a very real connection with Wales.

In any event, though it pains me to say it, spiritual evil saturates the Welsh air. And it permeates our churches, which have been all too ready and willing to play fast and loose with the things of God and to drink every last drop of demonic deception, so that the "light" that they claim is in them is actually darkness. Something that Jesus Himself warned about! (Luke 11:35).

Everywhere we find a different "Jesus," a counterfeiting spirit, and a "gospel" which is not Good News at all. Everywhere no message of brokenness and repentance and holiness and faithfulness to the Word, only the deliberate ditching of doctrine and a soulish preoccupation with "signs and wonders" - and did not the Lord also observe that it's an evil and adulterous people who seek after a sign? (Matthew 12:39). When the salt has lost its preserving power, the meat soon rots and sends a foul stench up to heaven...

Despite my own great shortcomings, I can still all too clearly see the sins and duplicity of my people, and with heavy heart admit to such before God. Such, of course, was Daniel's burden concerning the sins of Israel. (Daniel 9). Wales is in desperate need of sincere supplication - would that I were a man of Daniel's stature; I know that I fall so very far short of such a standard. Lord, strengthen me to somehow get to where you would want me to be!

LORD, REMEMBER WALES IN HER HOUR OF GREAT NEED, AS YOU REMEMBERED ISRAEL IN HER APOSTASY AND CAPTIVITY!

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, 
and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; 
then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, 
and will heal their land."
(2 Chronicles 7:14)

Friday, 13 September 2019

HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES, A.K.A. CHURCHES - KEEP OUT! RUN!

"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, 
and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you."
(2 Corinthians 6:17)


Sadly, I can't help thinking that this is now the most appropriate sign that should 
be placed outside full many a Church, Christian Book Shop, Bible College...

Sometimes - though today that should probably read often! - the unsafest place for a truly born-again believer to be is in a church! For that church may have - and frankly is now all too likely to have! - a different "Jesus" and an alien "Spirit" and an alternative "Gospel" that is no Gospel at all! From any such corrosive repository of falsehood we need to turn and RUN!

Never has being a Berean and checking everything against the Word of God been so vital! Yet never has this been so neglected a spiritual safeguard. Never have wisdom and discernment been so needed. Yet never have they been so conspicuous by their virtual absence. Never has the professing Church of Jesus Christ been so "tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive." (Ephesians 4:14). Never has it been so given to such reckless abandon, so deliriously determined to dive off the Rock and sink into the sand, so ready to switch from the narrow to the broad and to follow blind leaders into the ditch. It is now so very largely not a faithful Apostolic body, but an unashamedly unfaithful model of apostate shoddiness. There has never been a time like it, for the time of the great Falling Away from Truth is upon us - no longer a future tense prophecy but a present tense reality.

In this critically important context, please watch - and more to the point LISTEN! - to this short Carter Conlon sermon extract, embedded here from my YouTube channel:


I'D REALLY URGE YOU TO HEAR THE FULL IMPASSIONED MESSAGE, WHICH HAS IMMENSE RELEVANCE TO ALL WHO WOULD CLAIM TO BE GOD'S PEOPLE TODAY. DELIVERED AT TIMES SQUARE CHURCH IN NEW YORK JUST A FORTNIGHT AFTER 9/11, IT HAS BECOME ONLY THAT MUCH MORE PRESSING TO HEED WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME. THE ONLY THING I MIGHT RESPECTFULLY VENTURE TO ADD IS, AS IN AMERICA AND CANADA, SO ON THIS SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC ALSO!


"And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, 
Come out of her, my people, 
that ye be not partakers of her sins, 
and that ye receive not of her plagues."
(Revelation 18:4)

Monday, 26 August 2019

TRUTH IS FALLEN IN THE STREET - A NEWSLETTER FROM RYAN SCHIAVO, CONCERNING THE CHURCH AND THE LGBT AGENDA.

"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?"
(1 Peter 4:17)


Please read and digest the following account by Ryan Schiavo of his experiences of and his thoughts concerning the LGBT movement and the great lack of strong (and true!) prophetic voices in the Church today. I am most grateful to Ryan for granting me permission to re-produce his newsletter here.


Truth is Fallen in the Street

“Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey." (Isaiah 59:14, NKJV)

Dear friends,

Greetings from south London in England. I hope this finds you well in the Lord. I have many reports to share from international travels the last few months, but felt an urgent need to instead update you this month on what I and others have experienced ministering on the streets of London recently. 

When I pray for and observe current events play out in the church and secular world in both England and America, it appears to me that these once beacons of light to the nations are in a race to see who can run away from God and provoke His anger faster. One week a 10-year-old Christian girl in London is suspended for five days from her school for not participating in a mandatory LGBT lesson, then just weeks later two mass shootings take place on back-to-back days in the States while well-known Christians in ministry publicly renounce their faith. It is an utter tragedy to see the direction these two countries are headed in, with so few strong, prophetic voices speaking frankly about God's judgments and the needed brokenness of the church to match the onslaught of Satan. Where is Leonard Ravenhill, Art Katz and David Wilkerson today? I don't see or hear them. 

Christianity in America has become largely identified with watching Fox News, vehemently defending the president, supporting the Second Amendment and hating abortion and the Democratic party. Let me remind you that you can fit in to each of these categories and be further away from God than the most devout atheist. It would be interesting to see the results of a poll calculating the amount of time Christians in America spend watching Fox News versus the time they spend reading their Bibles. Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity may occasionally make a quasi-Christian reference on their nightly TV shows, but they are first and foremost staunch, dye-in-the-wool conservatives with booming careers and reputations to further, both in a fight for ratings every weeknight with two major liberal networks. Why their words seem to have more power than the words of Jesus today in the American church is both saddening and hard to understand. 

Meanwhile, in England, the state church has publicly identified transgender people as part of the body of Christ, much to the joy of Britain's version of CNN - the BBC. For the first time in history, The "Church" of England's position on LGBT issues was recently used against a true Christian doctor in a court case following his firing from his job of 26 years because he said that he could not identify a six-foot tall, bearded man as a woman. Shortly thereafter, the aforementioned 10-year-old girl was suspended from her primary school for putting her faith first in regards to LGBT issues in the classroom. The girl's church was reported by the school's headteacher (principal) to the police for committing a hate-crime, while the school's leader also contacted the government's anti-terrorism body. Below is the link to an article chronicling her story in detail.


The homosexual and transgender issue has become the main dividing one here in the UK. Other than Canada, there is probably not a country in the world waving the rainbow flag higher and promoting the movement more openly than England, with the USA not far behind. Rainbow flags don major businesses everywhere in London, including the popular chain store Superdrug as well as Lloyds Bank.

My writing on this topic again is not just to bring awareness to the chaos in England, but because it has affected me directly in the last six weeks here. Last month, I was stopped six times in fourteen days while preaching on the street by authority figures - four times by the police, once by a mall security guard and once by a train station attendant. The security guard and station attendant had no legal jurisdiction to stop me, but did anyway because of people's complaints. On all six occasions, I was stopped for preaching about homosexuality and/or transgenderism. Below are brief accounts of each incident involving the police, all in different locations.

Richmond
In this upscale area of southwest London, two officers approached me and said they were told that I publicly said that gay people should be stoned to death. I told the police that I never said any such thing, but did admit that I had spoken about the sin of homosexuality. They told me they had numerous complaints, and that if they received more, they could legally arrest me. I asked them, "Do I not have freedom of speech to preach from the Bible?" They said yes, but that if someone was offended, I could be arrested. I told them that I was offended by the various gay pride parades and rainbow flags all over the city, so what about that? Their answer? "Well, that's the law." Translated, they admitted to me that the LGBT community has more rights and freedom of speech in England today than Christians do.

Soho
In the homosexual capital of Europe, my former stomping grounds every Friday night, I was stopped by an officer who had received a complaint. This policeman was friendly and did not threaten me, but reminded me how violent it can sometimes be in Soho and told me to be careful. I told him that I was well aware of my surroundings, to which he graciously moved on and let me continue. Following my preaching, one man pushed me, another shouldered me, while a third hit me in the face with an object I could not identify. 

The week before, just hours after the Richmond incident, two girls approached my ministry partner Raymond and I while we spoke to a middle-aged man on the outskirts of Soho. The girls asked us where Soho was. I replied, "Why would you want to go there?" They told us that they were lesbians and that they heard about it. I told them that homosexuality was a sin and that if they continued in it, they would go to hell when they die. Once of the girls got upset, but I told her that I was sharing this with her out of love. Obviously she did not agree, because she responded by spitting directly in my face. This was the first time ever that someone did this to me in the streets. 

Bromley
On the main street of this southeast London town one scorching hot Thursday afternoon, I spoke openly about the sin of homosexuality and transgenderism, which drew the attention of ten teenagers. They stopped to listen and a lengthy dialogue ensued about the Bible, faith and this particular issue. One girl in the group was celebrating her birthday on this very day. She claimed to be an atheist, but God softened her heart as we spoke. During this encounter, the Lord brought a random Christian woman who had been shopping onto the scene to assist me, and this lady was gracious enough to sing "Happy Birthday" to the teenage girl, which touched her heart deeply. The girl then allowed me to pray for her after I had shared the gospel. She told us before leaving how touched she was and that she was now thinking about what we shared with her. Truly, the Lord did a deep work with those teens, as two others hung around for nearly an hour asking me questions.

Later on, I preached again in the open air and at one point strongly addressed the LGBT issue. This ended up drawing a small crowd which included a few hecklers yelling at me. A mall security guard came all the way out into the street, angrily trying to get me to stop. He told me that if I did not, he would call the police. I knew that he had no authority to stop me because I was on public property, so I continued preaching, and sure enough, he made the call. A few minutes later, a male officer approached and took me aside. He told me he had received complaints and that if people continued to say that they were offended, he could legally arrest me. I went the same route with him as I did with the officers in Richmond, to which he replied similarly that the law protects the LGBT demonstrations. 

Brixton
The birthplace and childhood home of the late bisexual rocker David Bowie looks as creepy today as he did in his heyday. On a late Friday afternoon in July, I could tangibly feel the presence of darkness before opening up my mouth on a busy street corner near the train station in Brixton. (Brixton is known for witchcraft, drugs and sexual sin.) As I spoke about homosexuality and transgenderism, two teenage girls stopped to listen before approaching for a conversation. One of the girls was raised Jewish but now claimed no faith, yet she had many questions about the Bible and this issue. While we chatted, two officers came aggressively toward me, a man and a woman, the lady in particular with a full head of steam and an angry look on her face. She interrupted and busted up my conversation with the girls without even attempting to have a dialogue. She said, "Okay, you're done. We've gotten a complaint about you making homophobic remarks." One of the teenage girls figuratively stabbed me in the back as she walked away by telling the officer that I was homophobic, to which the policewoman said, "There's complaint number two." I could not even get a word in edgewise before this officer told me that I was barred for 48 hours completely from Brixton, and that if seen there, I would be arrested. I responded, "But don't I have freedom of speech to preach from the Bible?" The male officer said, "Yes, but not if it offends people." 

I cannot say for sure, but the anger this lady officer showed was so personal that she had to be a lesbian. No one could be so upset about something otherwise. She applied a 2014 law in the UK called Article 34 which allows the police to remove a person from a particular area for 48 hours if he/she has caused "alarm or offense."

I felt almost in a trance after leaving this encounter, absolutely stunned by what had taken place. I believe if I had shown even the slightest resistance, the policewoman would have handcuffed me and taken me to the station, which was within walking distance, meaning I would have had to walk past a huge crowd of people in handcuffs. Instead, I obeyed what she said and calmly crossed the street, physically brushed the dust off my feet and walked to the nearest bus stop to head home. 

What do these four incidents have in common? In none of them did the police themselves ever hear a single word about homosexuality or transgenderism come out of my mouth. They responded on each occasion to second-hand complaints, some which were fabricated and/or highly exaggerated. I'm sharing these stories primarily because I really need your prayers so much to continue on with this ministry for the next two months or so. It is not easy, but I feel strongly the Lord wants me here again for a season to speak the truth in love but unapologetically - particularly on this LGBT topic - in the streets. I could very easily be arrested, but your prayers could also help prevent that from happening. The young generation here is so confused and in tremendous darkness. Almost every millennial I speak to sees nothing wrong with a person being gay or switching their gender. Imagine how far one must be from God to think this way. How far one is from the gospel and from truth to believe that homosexuality or transgenderism could be acceptable lifestyles to God. Truly, we are living in the days of Noah, the days of Lot, the days of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, and the days of Elijah all wrapped up into one. Just like in those days, God needs voices and, as in the days of John the Baptist, he needs voices "crying in the wilderness" to "make straight the way of the Lord" and to declare, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." 

In the last nine years, a local medical clinic in the UK has reported a 2,500% increase in children being referred for hormone treatment for gender dysphoria - from 97 children in 2009 to 2,519 children in 2018. If the church does not speak the truth to these young people, who will? 

On the outskirts of my dear college town of Reading, Pennsylvania, I preached a prophetic message two and a half years ago in my former home church warning about the LGBT movement sweeping America and making its way into the school system. The following week, the message was rejected from the pulpit by the pastor of the church, categorically referred to as "unloving" and "unclear." Just months after that sermon, the school district where I live - only a 25-minute drive from the church - won a court case to allow transgender bathrooms in its high school. Last month, an LGBT flag was erected for the first time ever over the mayor's office in Reading, a reversal of his initial decision after he received heavy backlash from the LGBT community. This is God's judgment when the church fails to speak the truth.

While very lonely, painful and at times discouraging, the Lord has made clear to me time and time again that I am to be one of these voices crying out in the streets of America and England in this hour. Many other very fruitful conversations and ministry opportunities have taken place in the last few weeks here in London, even in this atmosphere of judgment here in London. I do have the prayer support of a few churches and home groups here, but would you please pray that more laborers would join me in this difficult ministry and harvest field, while there is still some spiritual daylight left?

Looking for His appearing,

Ryan


Ryan's report here has resonated deeply with me. It ties in so much with what I feel so heavily in my spirit about the state of the Church, and its utter failure to stand on Truth and be salt and light in a world plunging headlong into an unprecedented depth of darkness.

Here in Wales we are seeing, like everywhere else, a militant LGBT agenda - Cardiff, Swansea, and now Newport Pride. The Pride Cymru umbrella charity takes a lead role in all this. There's even an LGBT "church" in Cardiff led by a female Methodist minister, who conducts same-sex "marriages." What would Wesley make of this if he was around today!?

After having only just been sent Ryan's newsletter by a mutual friend, and while awaiting his reply to my request for permission to publish it on the blog, I was in Cardiff last Saturday afternoon, and - completely unbeknownst to me beforehand - there found Cardiff Pride to be in full swing! God's timing is always perfect; He obviously took me there to witness the event first-hand, and show me the sheer in-your-face massiveness of it. As in the capital city of England, so in the capital city of Wales. Rainbows without number, and not least on shops and business premises; signs of the times indeed.

I saw one female (is it permissible to use that word now?) on-duty Police Officer sporting an LGBT Police Network flag, after which I saw more such flags carried by the public. Turns out that the National Network, hosted by the Welsh forces, had been holding their annual conference in Cardiff just the previous day, with delegates taking part in the Saturday parade! Can you imagine an Officer policing football crowds wearing a scarf with the colours of one of the teams? Just a thought, for what it's worth...

FRIENDS, JUDGMENT IS COMING, AND IT'S COMING FAST. AND IT WILL BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD, FOR ITS VERY COMFORTABLE CO-EXISTENCE WITH SIN IN ALL ITS FORMS, AND ITS REFUSAL TO STAND UPRIGHT UPON AND TO PREACH AND TEACH UNADULTERATED BIBLICAL TRUTH. AS IT IS INDELIBLY WRITTEN:


"YE ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH: BUT IF THE SALT HAVE LOST HIS SAVOUR, WHEREWITH SHALL IT BE SALTED? IT IS THENCEFORTH GOOD FOR NOTHING, BUT TO BE CAST OUT, AND TO BE TRODDEN UNDER FOOT OF MEN."
(Matthew 5:13)

"TAKE HEED THEREFORE THAT THE LIGHT 
WHICH IS IN THEE BE NOT DARKNESS."
(Luke 11:35)

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IMPORTANT NOTE. If anyone coming across this article should construe it to be an exercise in "homophobic" hatred, it's precisely the opposite. If a man with cataracts on his eyes is walking determinedly ever closer towards the edge of a cliff, and we shout out a warning, it is done out of concern for him. We are assuredly not demonstrating love for that fellow human being who is in great peril, if we passively just stand and watch, merely shrugging our shoulders. And as for actually cheering him along on his way to the lip of the void...! 

We would all do well to remember the old adage, PRIDE comes before a FALL.


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Ryan's YouTube channel:

Info on LGBT movement in Wales:
https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2019-08-26/50-000-people-attend-record-breaking-pride-cymru-weekend-in-cardiff/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49453686

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

THE CORRUPT TREE, ITS EVIL FRUIT, AND THE SOON COMING AXE - A WARNING FROM GOD'S WORD FOR FALSE LEADERS AND THEIR FOLLOWERS AFTER THE 'BLESS WALES' CONFERENCE!

"And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: 
therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, 
and cast into the fire." 
(Matthew 3:10)


"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine;
but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
(2 Timothy 4:3-4)

"For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached,
or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received,
or another gospel, which ye have not accepted,
ye might well bear with him."
(2 Corinthians 11:4)

"I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you 
into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; 
but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you 
than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
As we said before, so say I now again, 
If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, 
let him be accursed.
For do I now persuade men, or God?
or do I seek to please men?
for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ."
(Galatians 1:6-10)

"Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? 
nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: 
therefore they shall fall among them that fall: 
at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, 
and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, 
and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. 
But they said, We will not walk therein.
Also I set watchmen over you, saying, 
Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. 
But they said, We will not hearken.
Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, 
O congregation, what is among them.
Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, 
even the fruit of their thoughts, 
because they have not hearkened unto my words, 
nor to my law, but rejected it."
(Jeremiah 6:15-19)

"Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; 
but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, 
neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, 
and cast into the fire."
(Matthew 7:17-19)


Tuesday, 30 April 2019

THE BLESS WALES CONFERENCE, BRANGWYN HALL, SWANSEA, 27-29 MAY, 2019 - THE BIBLE COLLEGE OF WALES AND THE NAR.

"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
(2 Corinthians 11:13-15)


Heidi Baker at Bethel, Redding - see first video below.

Counterfeit Christians. Illusionists and impostors. Deceivers on an industrial scale. Wool-coated wolves. False apostles and profitless prophets. Their agenda is quite simply world domination! They are by definition Dominionists, and they intend to (supposedly) bring in the Kingdom by putting everything under THEIR feet. By any and every means at their disposal. They are to climb and conquer what they see as the seven mountains of all human endeavour and expression on the planet. They are the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR for short). And the spirit that drives them to win the world is the seductive and seditious spirit of antichrist, blasphemously masquerading as the Holy Spirit of God. And I'm very sorry indeed to have to warn that this Pit-spawned movement has Wales in its sights...

When the Cornerstone Community Church of Singapore purchased and re-opened the Bible College of Wales in Swansea under their headship, it signalled the creation of a significant springboard for the launching of hyper-Charismatic and Dominionist deception in Wales (and the West at large via their students), of a kind they had long been embracing and promoting in the Far East. 

After having NAR frontmen Dutch Sheets and Lou Engle to headline the celebrations of the reopening of Derwen Fawr back in 2015, the now well-established and well-compromised College is poised to launch a major assault on Biblical Christianity here, with the staging of a 3-day extravaganza termed 'The Bless Wales Conference' at the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea, 27-29 May. This is in reality Orwellian double-speak for 'Curse Wales,' as the "Christianity" to be presented there has nothing whatsoever to do with the Faith once delivered unto the saints, and everything to do with the "strong delusion" that in the Last Days would overtake and characterize those who have no love for the Truth. 

There are three headline acts booked for the show - I use these words very deliberately - which sees the most regrettable return of Dutch Sheets to Wales' second city; he will share the spotlight with fellow NARpostle Sam Matthews and an extremely dangerous NAR she-wolf by the name of Heidi Baker. It is this Baker of much leavened bread that I wish to focus upon here, by recommending that anyone who is going, or thinking of going, or maybe knows someone seduced by this coming CON-ference, carefully and prayerfully view the videos that have been embedded below. If you can then come away thinking that this woman is truly operating in the Holy Spirit, and you will still attend or encourage others to support this event, then I can only say that there is something seriously amiss with your own understanding and discernment of spiritual matters. Keep safe, my friends, and keep well away!

IMPORTANT UP-DATE, 16 MAY 2019:
I'm very pleased to report that having now cancelled her imminent UK tour, Heidi Baker will accordingly not be putting in an appearance at the 'Bless Wales Conference' in Swansea. Sadly, what is very much on the down side to this excellent news is that the conference organizers have announced that Ben Fitzgerald will take her place. What is extremely important to note is that Mr. Fitzgerald was a pastor at Bethel Redding for several years before they sent him to Germany as the prime mover of 'Awakening Europe.' So although there is a change of face at the conference, there is absolutely no change in the antichrist agenda.
(Sources: https://www.blesswales.org/
https://www.bethel.com/missionaries/ben-fitzgerald/)

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT ARTICLE CONCERNING BEN FITZGERALD:
https://churchwatchcentral.com/2018/05/24/gravesucking-ben-fitzgerald-promoting-awakening-australia-will-he-rally-more-narpostles/




"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, 
but rather reprove them."
(Ephesians 5:11)

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Conference website:
https://www.blesswales.org/
(Note that 'Bless Wales' has offices in Wales and Singapore - the Bible College at Derwen Fawr and the Cornerstone Community Church respectively!)

Sunday, 31 March 2019

HEALING ROOMS ENGLAND AND WALES 2019 CONFERENCE ON 12th/13th APRIL - CAL PIERCE, BETHEL REDDING AND THE NAR.

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God."
(1 John 4:1)




ALL ROADS LEAD TO REDDING

On 12th/13th April, Healing Rooms England and Wales will be holding their 2019 Conference in Congleton, Cheshire, reporting that "We are excited to have Carrie Lloyd, from Bethel Church, Redding, California, as our speaker for this conference." Their blurb further informs us that Ms. Lloyd studied at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, has worked closely with Bethel's Senior Leader, Bill Johnson, and currently coaches pastors from the Bethel Leaders Network across the USA for Global Legacy, which is "Bethel Church's relational network of revival leaders" as it bills itself. We might note that Paul Manwaring, founder of Global Legacy and a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Bethel before returning to his native UK in 2016 to represent their interests in Europe, was the speaker at the 2018 conference, when a team from Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry also participated.

While Ms. Lloyd is the main conference speaker, their Friday Night speaker is one Pete Carter, who leads Eastgate Church in Kent, which very revealingly has this to say of itself:


"Since 2007 we have had a close relationship with Bethel Church in Redding, California, and this has developed to the point where we are now one of the UK hubs for Global Legacy."

Given this revelation, it shouldn't raise any eyebrows to find that Carter's church has also since 2008 run the Eastgate School of Spiritual Life, unsurprisingly declared to be inspired by Bethel's similar School (of Supernatural Ministry) - which as noted Ms. Lloyd attended. Significantly, Eastgate "are also exploring ways for Bethel students and graduates to be connected when they return to the UK." (Source as above). The unBiblical "inner healing" of Bethel Sozo is also practiced at Eastgate's Transformation Centre, and we might also well note that its Healing Centre holds to the heresy that physical healing was in the Atonement, a false hyper-Charismatic teaching also promoted as it happens by Cal Pierce, the founder of the Spokane-based International Association of Healing Rooms.


For more on Bethel Sozo, please see:   http://watchman4wales.blogspot.com/search/label/Bethel%20Sozo


For any discerning Christian, all this information highlighting the conference speakers' backgrounds, allegiances, influences and agendas should immediately set alarm bells ringing very loudly in their spirit! Bill and wife Beni Johnson's Bethel Redding is as synonymous with apostasy as Chernobyl is with nuclear disaster - and the fallout of both can be properly pronounced as being equally toxic, the one in the spiritual realm and the other in the natural! I've said it before and I'll say it again concerning the Johnsons and their seat of power:

This has to be one of the unsafest "Christian" couples on the planet, their "Christianity" having all the authenticity of a paste diamond, with Bethel having far more in common with sorcery and New Age mystical spirituality than with Biblical Christianity. From gold dust to glory clouds, from falling feathers to fire tunnels, from floating orbs to a born-again "Jesus," from waking up sleeping angels to grave-sucking necromancy, absolutely anything goes at Bethel under the Johnsons' (mis)leadership.



CAL PIERCE AND SPOKANE SPOOKERY

Healing Rooms England and Wales (there are currently two such affiliated Rooms here in Wales, in Cardiff and Cardigan) is an integral part of the International Association of Healing Rooms (IAHR), which is based in Spokane, Washington State, USA. As noted above, it was founded by Cal Pierce, who originates from - yes, you've guessed it - Redding, California! And yes, he just happens to have been an elder and director of Bethel before moving to Spokane in 1997.

Visiting the grave of Spokane-based faith healer John G. Lake many times (very reminiscent of Benny Hinn's necromantic visits to the grave of Kathryn Kuhlman), these pilgrimages culminated on February 28, 1999, when as he testifies on his website, "I started a 40 day fast. I went to Lake's grave site to pray when I heard God say, 'There is a time to pray, and a time to move.' There was no doubt that God wanted us to re-dig the generational wells of healing in Spokane." On July 22 that same year, John G. Lake's Healing Rooms were re-opened on the same site, some 80 years after their doors had been closed by him.

No less than five very worrying things we might note here! 1) Pierce's veneration of a man, and his (actually highly suspect) ministry. 2) His belief in the spiritual efficacy of that man's burial site. 3) His statement that he heard God speak, though there is no confirmatory witness to this. 4) His belief in God's attachment to particular geographical locations to manifest His grace. 5) His conviction that "generational wells" in such places could and should be re-dug.

Let us carefully observe that, 1) We are to revere Christ alone, not men. 2) Only decaying flesh and bones are to be found in graves, and no residue whatsoever of a person's spirit or their (supposed) "anointing" lingers on. 3) The claim of one man is Scripturally invalid, for it is at the mouth of two or three witnesses that a matter is established. (Ref. Deuteronomy 19:15, Matthew 18:16). 4) God is omnipresent, and can and does manifest His grace in absolutely anywhere of his choosing. 5) "Re-digging" is looking backwards to what has been, when we are meant to be focused on what is ahead, not on what is behind: God designed us with our eyes in the front of our heads, not the back, for very good reason!

So, what of this "generational well" that Pierce was so motivated to wield his spiritual shovel to excavate anew? Who was his late great hero John G. Lake exactly, and how did he come to set up as a faith healer in the first place? These are questions of vital relevance in ascertaining if the "well" at Spokane contained pure or polluted water.




JOHN G. LAKE, JOHN ALEXANDER DOWIE, AND FAITH HEALING FALSEHOOD

It is critically important to emphasize that just as Lake was central to Pierce's vision, so was the Scottish-born faith healer John Alexander Dowie central to Lake's. So let's first take a little look at said Dowie. Who was he? Well, in a nutshell, a very shady character indeed! The Benny Hinn of his time, one might say, with quite some justification!

Always on the move, even from continent to continent, scandal and legal action followed Dowie wherever he went. He'd arrived in America in 1888 after his church in Australia burned down in suspicious circumstances, allowing him to pay off heavy debts. Setting himself up as a faith healer in San Francisco, his International Divine Healing Association operated on the basis of members tithing and thus making themselves eligible to request a healing from him. Income derived in this way was supplemented through buying and selling bankrupt companies' securities, this dodgy dealing resulting in him being successfully sued by women he'd defrauded. After this unsavoury episode, he headquartered himself in Chicago, his Healing Association morphing into his Christian Catholic Church, later re-branded as the Christian Catholic Apostolic Church.

His claims were as great as they were questionable; he was adept at "curing" psychosomatic illnesses and staging dramatic healings, notably when placing himself strategically adjacent to the World Fair of 1893. Just like Hinn and his ilk today, his "ministry" was a magnet drawing many gullible followers (and their wallets), so much so that in 1900 he was able to found a city to the north of Chicago which he named Zion, where he personally owned absolutely all the residents' houses and the businesses, which significantly included the bank! All residents tithed, with the monies going into this bank; amassing a vast fortune, Dowie lived a life of unashamed and unrestrained luxury. "The Prosperity Gospel" may be older than we think!

Dowie, an antecedent of the contemporary New Apostolic Reformation's pirate crew , believed in the "restoration" of apostolic governance to the Church, and actually proclaimed himself to be Elijah, preparing the way for the return of the Lord, and even sported attire in keeping with this most disturbing of delusions, as illustrated below.


Dowie as "Elijah"- Portrait of a false prophet!

Jerusalem in Israel - and reality, for that matter - had no place in Dowie's warped eschatology. His Zion in Illinois was destined to be the seat of Messianic rule after the Second Coming, "the starting point of the restoration, the city from which God would personally direct the affairs of his kingdom."

Dowie obviously had a far greater belief in himself and his wild pronouncements than in the Word of God! Having suffered a stroke in 1905, he died two years later, having been deposed from his Zion throne by his Number Two, with some millions of dollars apparently being unaccounted for!
(Source, citing primary references: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Alexander_Dowie)

So much, then, for Lake's hollow hero. Was Lake himself any sounder?

When Ken Copeland and others of the Word of Faith wolf-pack proclaim that we are "little gods," where do you suppose that crass claim originated? The answer is John G. Lake. The deification of man, man as an incarnation of God, man being equal to God... where do you think such lies were dreamed up? In the imagination of said Ken Copeland? Actually, it was in the mind of John G. Lake. Who taught that the Church would establish the Kingdom on earth PRIOR to Christ's return? C. Peter Wagner? Yes - but who taught it before he did? John G. Lake. Who believes that you can communicate with the dead? Any medium you care to mention? Yes, but a man who also believed this was John G. Lake. Who claimed experience of astral travel? NAR prophetess Kathie Walters, when she rode pillion through the sky on Jesus's golden motorbike? Yes - but a man who also claimed out-of-body sky travel was John G. Lake. 

Who believed that a newspaper could be filled with the Holy Spirit and sent to effect an impartation? John G. Lake. Who advertised the visit of an Arab healer to his church, that in the event turned out to be... a costumed John G. Lake? Who got arrested for impersonating a Police officer? John G. Lake. Who got arrested, charged, and then settled out of court for defrauding folks in his congregation? John G. Lake. Who was arrested and fined after someone he failed to heal consequently died through neglect? You've guessed it - John G. Lake.

The catalogue of his disturbing proclivities and proclamations, his unsubstantiated grandiose claims and cavalier lawlessness goes on and on. Sadly, it has to be concluded that John G. Lake was every bit as unsound in doctrine, and every bit as suspect in moral rectitude, as the man he once studied healing under at Zion, IIIinois: John Alexander Dowie. So now, we must ask, is Cal Pierce any sounder?



HEALING ROOMS: A NEW APOSTOLIC REFORMATION POWERHOUSE

One of the most insidious movements in what passes for the Church today is the New Apostolic Reformation. A real giveaway as to the corrosive NAR credentials of Cal Pierce's operation is its 'Ministry Links' grouping, listing such Dominionist front-runners as Kris Vallotton, Chuck Pierce, Cindy Jacobs, Bobby Conners, Jim Goll, Patricia King and Randy Clark. Naturally, Bethel itself is a prominent link; of a truth, the (bad) apple does not fall far from the tree.

Furthermore, the IAHR runs a 'Global Network' that an individual or organization can join, for a fee naturally. Throwing in your lot with this "Apostolic and Prophetic (i.e. NAR) Network" will apparently empower you with "everything you need to become proficient in the supernatural realms of God in every sphere of life." Wow! (Can't see anything about a money back guarantee, though!) Registering your organization allows you to download the Healing Rooms School of Transformation package - usually a mere $300 - which will include an education on "giving and receiving encouragement through participation to the seven major institutions that influence society (a.k.a. the Seven Mountains of Society)." Anyone who's researched the New Apostolic Reformation will know that this concept of the Seven Mountains is a central plank of the Dominionists' worldview, and their strategy for complete societal takeover and the establishment of the Kingdom by the "Church" PRIOR to Christ's return. Teachers of this school? Well, they include Pierce of course, Bill Johnson of course, Kris Vallotton of course... 
(Source: https://www.healingroomsglobal.com/)

Before leaving the subject of the IAHR Global Network, it's more than relevant to note that when an individual registers and pays the full year's subscription up front, not only will they get 30% off the monthly rate but they can then claim a free copy of 'The Passion Translation.' Note well, this is not a translation, but a re-writing of the Word conducted by the NAR's Brian Simmons, who in this mauling of the original text promotes the tenets of Dominionism. Simmons actually claims that Jesus literally visited him in 2009 and commissioned him to pen this new translation-that-isn't of the Bible. Breathing on him, Jesus supposedly thereby gave him "the spirit of revelation" and he felt "downloads" coming instantly. 

Simmons has also related an out-of-body experience (just as Lake did), in which he was taken to a library in Heaven and told he could take any two books he fancied. After selecting the two books to take home with him - it would be really interesting to see these books from the 'Library of Heaven' but I don't think anybody has! - he saw a third volume he wanted. Its title was 'John 22' - very intriguing, as the Gospel of John has only 21 chapters! This book he was not allowed to take - Simmons had actually thought of stealing it! - as Jesus told him that he wasn't ready for it yet, but promised to one day bring him back and give it to him. Let's say it as it is. The author of 'The Passion Translation' is either an imaginative liar or, like Cal Pierce and the Energy Angel, the tale of which follows in the next section, just maybe he has been communing with unclean spirits?

If anyone should in any way doubt Cal Pierce's own thoroughly Dominionist, NAR mindset, we only have to check out what he wrote on 28 February 2017, in an article entitled 'The New Church Wineskin' for proof positive of this:

"For the manifold Wisdom of God to be made known to the rulers of this age in heavenly places, according to Ephesians 3:9-13, we will have to see the Church as five-fold. The old wineskin sees the Church as a congregation of people meeting on Sunday with a pastor leading. The Church has a Pastor, but also must include Apostles, Prophets, Teachers and Evangelists. It cannot reach a measure of stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ if it is not five-fold. (Ephesians 4:11-13)

It is the responsibility of Apostles and Prophets to lay the foundation of the five-fold into the church with Jesus as the cornerstone. The household of God cannot be built into its full stature without this. With the prophetic we hear and with the apostolic we do. The government of God must be set in by people who can hear what God is saying to the Church and then bring it about. In 1 Corinthians 12:28 it tells us God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then gifts of healing, helps, administrations and various kinds of tongues. God appoints apostles and prophets in the Church to lay a Kingdom foundation for the Church to build upon. When Apostles and prophets take their place in the Church, they will become a benefit to pastors, until then they are looked at as a threat.

The new wineskin Church will embrace apostles and prophets and then fulfill God's mandate to establish His Kingdom on earth and in cities, as it is in Heaven."

Pierce here presents an undiluted, (im)pure NAR Dominionist manifesto if ever there was one! In reality, of course, these 21st century "apostles and prophets" are not God-appointed at all, but self-appointed and mutually back-scratching members of a ruling class, an elite band who consider that they hear what lesser Christians do not. (Despite us all having equal access to the Spirit and complete equality in Christ!) If perceived as a threat, then that is quite correctly discerned, for a great threat to the Faith once delivered these deluded people most certainly are! 

Friends, the foundation has already been long laid down by Christ Himself, and His true Apostles who were all eyewitnesses of His resurrection. And moreover, His Kingdom is established by no human agency, but by Him alone! Cal Pierce recently wrote: 


"New things must come from the Lord that will give us the power 
to destroy the work of the enemy." 

How ironic, when he himself is furthering the Enemy's agenda! And how little is his understanding, that he thinks flesh and blood will triumph over Satan, when that victory is Christ's and His exclusively!




CAL PIERCE, THE ENERGY ANGEL AND THE WATER CAR

To illustrate the delusional world of Cal Pierce, we need look no further than his account of a personal angelic visitation in chapter 9 of the book, 'The Physics of Heaven' (which just happens to include contributions from Bill and Beni Johnson, with a foreword by Kris Vallotton - the 3 top dogs at Bethel!)

One day, at a NAR meeting, Pierce apparently looked up to see an angel standing in front of him, introducing himself as the Energy Angel, sent by God to answer his question about the energy crisis which he'd been seeking Him about. Accompanying Pierce back to his hotel room, the angel informed him that continuing to use the earth's resources would pollute the environment and those resources would all be used up; we needed instead to draw resources from above. He then announced that he would show Pierce the water car, promptly leaving and then returning with a scroll, on which was a blueprint of this water car. Informing him that he was an engineer, the angel advised Pierce that he would show him how water and light can produce energy, and Pierce would over time get more information about the water car, though in the story's conclusion Pierce contradicts himself somewhat by declaring that the angel was about to reveal how power could be produced with sound, and vehicles would literally be driven by sound, which would provide the planet's energy. 

Oh dear. Only in America, as the saying goes. Only in America, where the car is king, would the Creator show such a keen interest in the bright green future of the automobile. But while the earth's resources continue to be depleted, it looks like Pierce is sadly still awaiting the Energy Angel's revelation as to how exactly his water cars would be powered by sound; while America's motor moguls undoubtedly hold their breath, it seems that the blueprint has been put on indefinite hold. Perhaps the right sound has not yet been vibrated? Could Beni Johnson's legendary 528 hz prophetic tuning fork be of any assistance?

Only a Bible DISbelieving Dominionist would worry about the planet's resources being exhausted. God certainly has no such concerns that He needs to appoint an Energy Angel to design a water car! (And doesn't basic logic tell us that if the earth's ores are all used up, where's the metal coming from to make these cars? And what about the concrete and tarmac for the roads for them to run on?) Friends, God is to one day gloriously RE-CREATE the heavens and the earth (Ref. Isaiah 65:17, 2 Peter 3:7-13, Revelation 21:1), and we can have infinitely greater trust in His Word than Cal Pierce's fabulous utterances! We can only realistically surmise by this surreal story of his that if Pierce was indeed visited by an angel, it could only have been one of the fallen kind! As it is written, concerning such a man as this and those who would foolishly follow him:


"And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
(2 Timothy 4:4)

And again, as one of the TRUE Apostles averred of their TRUE calling:


"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty."
(2 Peter 1:16)




CONCLUSION

There is so, so much more that could be said; I'd urge anyone who happens upon this article to do their own research into these things, and above all test everything against Scripture, and the whole counsel of God at that.

A false spirit governs Cal Pierce's International Association of Healing Rooms, this being passed down - from impartation to impartation, via the laying on of hands - from Spokane into Healing Rooms anywhere and everywhere in the world. I'd ask of the supporters and users of Healing Rooms, do you really think that any and every healing experience must be of God? Do you not perceive that Satan can impart a counterfeit healing, to make himself as God (Ref. Isaiah 14:14) and to have people believe that the presence and working of an unclean spirit is that of the Holy Spirit, and so undermine our Faith? Of a surety, we are to test the spirits, using God-given wisdom and discernment to distinguish between that which is right and that which is wrong! Consider. Are dedicated rooms for healing anywhere referenced in Scripture? Nope. We are encouraged to pray for the sick, most certainly, but the location is completely immaterial.

There is no question that the International Association of Healing Rooms is a major organ of the New Apostolic Reformation, a twin sister of Bethel Redding and bursting with her deadly spiritual bacteria. It is at the forefront of the great End-Times Falling Away, the demolition of the Faith once delivered and its relentless replacement with an alternative "Christianity" with an utterly unBiblical eschatology. Founded on falsehood, fuelled with fantasy, and under a cloak of apparent righteousness being instrumental in bringing spiritual sickness rather than physical health, the Healing Rooms movement is a global deception that is as deep as it is dangerous! AVOID!

"There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, 
but the end thereof are the ways of death."
(Proverbs 16:25)


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