"For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
but rather reprove them."
"Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord." These words resonate deep in my spirit as I consider the darkness masquerading as light that is about to descend on Newport, South Wales, courtesy of Robbie and Donna Howells, the 'Word of Faith' MISleaders of The Warehouse Church (this being the recent re-branding of Newport City Church).
We who walk as children of light have a duty to declare and show what is acceptable to God, and by the same token also to declare and show what is UNacceptable to Him. And what is most definitely UNacceptable to Him is "strange fire!" Few in the contemporary Church have been as prominent in the igniting and fanning the flames of such "strange fire" as Rodney Howard-Browne, the self-proclaimed "Holy Ghost Bartender." I wrote a synopsis of this great deceiver's background and his pivotal role in the so-called 'Toronto Blessing' in my piece warning about 'The Turning' in 2017 (see Topics list), and it will be pertinent to repeat that information here in the context of his forthcoming 'Europe Ablaze' tour, with its eight dates across the UK and Ireland including the one in Wales at The Warehouse Church.
A South African now resident in the USA, Howard-Browne was a key figure in the "holy laughter" movement; from a Word of Faith background in his homeland, he rose to prominence when invited to preach at an AOG church in Lakeland, Florida in the Spring of 1993. It was there that the "holy laughter" phenomenon broke out big-time. Notorious charlatan Oral Roberts, inventor of the "seed-faith" scam, and his son Richard went to Lakeland to check this out, and were so impressed by what was being served at "Joel's Bar" that they invited him to hold meetings at the Oral Roberts University, where the same uncontrollable laughter was experienced.
Even more significantly, while "ministering" at that hot-bed of Word of Faith theology, Kenneth "Dad" Hagin's 'Rhema Bible Training Center' near Tulsa, Oklahoma, a Vineyard pastor named Randy Clark received "the anointing" from Howard-Browne. Hearing of Clark's being tremendously touched, fellow Vineyard pastor John Arnott of the Toronto Airport church invited him to bring the drunken partying to Canada in January, 1994. He did just that, and the rest is history. Dark, dark history. 'The Toronto Blessing' as it became known went global practically overnight, and thousands of discernment-devoid people were soon rolling in the aisles and barking like dogs, laughing hysterically when they should have been weeping with grief for the huge Satanic delusion that had so incredibly infiltrated and overtaken the professing Church of Jesus Christ.
The central role of Howard-Browne in delivering what was probably the most demonic delusion ever unleashed upon the Church cannot be emphasized enough. Charismania was to run rampant across the planet, and a subjective, experiential and experimental faith rather than an objective, Bible-based and immutable Faith has been the grim accepted norm ever since, as "the anointing" like a virus mutated and multiplied and insidiously infected the Body to a pandemic degree. As Jesus declared, "An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign" - and as in His time on Earth, so in ours too!
Seeing is believing as the old saying goes, so I have posted below a few short and sharp and shocking videos of Howard-Browne in action, for the benefit of those who may not have seen anything of his shamanistic showmanship before, just for them to have a taster of what happens when he's in town - and nothing has changed about his occultic, stage hypnotist's mind manipulation techniques from the early days to the present time.
"Let all things be done decently and in order."
(1 Corinthians 14:40)
"Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober."
(1 Thessalonians 5:6)
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking whom he may devour."
(1 Peter 5:8)
Vigilance demands sobriety - a completely unclouded and properly analytical mind - which coupled to the Holy Spirit's gifting of spiritual discernment alerts you to real and present danger. Do we really want a befuddled brain to be thinking that the roaring lion is just a purring pussy-cat? Our Enemy's appetite is voracious, and Howard-Browne is nothing if not a well-practiced big-name bait to bring in his next ready-meal. The claws go out, the prey is seized, and another inebriated hyena ends up hanging on a hook in the lion's larder!
With a fanfare of trumpets and a loud beating drum, the Howard-Browne circus rolls into town, with its acrobats and clowns and fire-eaters and pawing lion roaring at the cheering crowds. The ringmaster beams at their laughs and their screams... Roll up! Roll up! It's the greatest show on Earth...
My friends, please keep a close guard on your mind, your emotions and your spirit! 'Hyper-Charismatic'/'Word of Faith'/'Prosperity gospel' preachers, whether they be local Laodiceans like Howells or Ashton, or international traffickers of counterfeit Christianity like Copeland or Howard-Browne, are to be as carefully avoided as any infectious disease you might come across in the natural, for a plague they most certainly are in the spiritual!
Rodney Howard-Browne is quite simply one of Satan's most effective and efficient incendiary devices. Aided and abetted by hireling pastors like Robbie and Donna Howells, he is intent on setting the British Isles ablaze with a falsified faith which presents, for the delectation of the deluded, "another Jesus... another spirit... another gospel." (2 Corinthians 11:4). The hype for this planned conflagration is:
"There will be powerful preaching, teaching, and demonstration of the Holy Ghost. The hearts of many will be touched and changed forever by the Spirit of God." (Source: https://revival.lpages.co/europe-ablaze-2019/?fbclid=IwAR2wD8jmQ5Jmmo19qRS-3MZFdYSVBy9ivOiP1uTCvqH1sWRenecKD15JSTo)
If you go anywhere near the "strange fire" raised by this most infamous of arsonists, you will be putting yourself at huge risk of being at best badly spiritually blistered, and at worst having your heart indeed touched and changed forever - not by the Spirit of God, but by the deadly seductive spirit of antichrist!
"But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer."
(1 Peter 4:7)
KEEP SAFE! KEEP AWAY!