Spiritual Life – Week Of January 12, 2020

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What Really Happened At Friday’s ‘Evangelicals For Trump’ Meeting, Stephen Strang, Charisma

Compelling Historical Evidence That Jesus Really Was Born Of A Virgin, Eddie Hyatt, Charisma

Kanye West Is Preaching The Gospel; The Pope Is Telling Christians Not To Evangelize, Michael Snyder, Charisma

Three Ways To Discern A Calling To The Office Of Prophet (video, left), Jennifer LeClaire

Must See – John Paul Talks Angels, Demons, And Spiritual Beings (video, right), Streams Ministries

A Look Back – African Pastor: I Saw A Vision Of President Trump As A Bloodied Scapegoat, Charisma

2020: A Year Of Chaos, A Year Of Clarity, Michael Brown, Charisma


Todd Bentley Panel Investigation Conclusions

See our Archives on September 29, 2019 and September 22, 2019 for more on this controversy. For Other Links And Statements on the Todd Bentley Controversy see our September 8, 2019 Spiritual Life Post and our September 15, 2019 Spiritual Life Post

Official Statement From The Leadership Panel – Todd Bentley’s Investigation, January 2, 2020, Ask Dr. Brown

Rick Joyner’s Response On Todd Bentley Panel Statement, Facebook

CS Commentary, updated 1/14/20: From our previous reports on the Bentley ‘scandal’ we affirm the panel’s statement above. We won’t comment on Joyner’s entry except to say that – once again – no mention appears to be made of the victims in this, and that some of it comes across as a kind of ‘rambling’ mess that engages in a fair amount of self-justification. A lot of reader’s won’t appreciate that we’ve said this, but we are just trying to keep it ‘real.’ We were wrong previously to suggest that, perhaps, some of the Apostle Paul’s writings, like 2 Cor. 10-12 in particular, might come across in a similar fashion. Though some of his contemporaries did complain that Paul’s writings were ‘hard to understand’, we can’t compare Joyner’s diatribe here to them – and particularly not to 2 Cor. 10-12 which comes across as a clear, justifiable defense of Paul’s apostleship. That said, we don’t pretend to know what the Lord has said directly to Joyner or what pressures a leader at that level has to endure. At any level though, the panel’s conclusions – a panel initiated by Joyner through Michael Brown –  have to be read as an affirmation of Powell’s initial warnings, and at least a partial, if indirect, indictment of Joyner’s handling of the affair. Our opinions and conclusions on the rest of the controversy and disagreements between Joyner and Powell, and others, which can be accessed beginning with this link, stand.

My Final Statement On The Todd Bentley Investigation, Michael Brown

Investigative Panel Declares Todd Bentley Disqualified From Ministry – He Starts New Ministry, Jenny Rose Spaudo, Charisma

Todd Bentley Investigation Finds ‘Steady Pattern’ Of Immoral Conduct, Bob Smietana, Christianity Today

Editor’s Choice


Dreamipedia: Weapons, Metaphors, & Similes (video, left), John Paul Jackson

Dreams And Dream Interpretation: An Introduction, part one, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

Must Read: What Donald Trump Is Really Like, Stephen Strang, Charisma

Why I’m Grateful For Reinhard Bonnke’s 79 Years OF Evangelistic Ministry, Stephen Strang, Charisma

The 2nd American Revolutionary Civil War: How To Prepare, Rick Joyner, Morningstar Ministries; Also see, The Second American Revolutionary/Civil War, Part 9: Timing, Rick Joyner, Morningstar Ministries

Must See – Clothing And Color (video, left), John Paul Jackson, Stream’s Ministries

Must See – The Difference Between The Gift Of Prophet And The Office Of The Prophet (video, right), Joe Sweet, MastersPiece

Must See – Color In Dreams (video, below left), John Paul Jackson, MastersPiece

CS Commentary: JPJ talks about color, muted colors, and black and white in dreams and what it means. Not remembering color in a dream is different from there not being color in a dream. A lot of great insights here and he answers some perceptive questions from students, including how much of his insight comes from revelation versus study and research.

Must See – Dreams & Mysteries: The Mystery Of The Gift Of Revelation (video, right), John Paul Jackson, Dreams & Mysteries

CS Commentary: John Paul Jackson died a few years ago prematurely at the young age of 64, from pneumonia. He says some great things here: ‘Everyone can hear from God but many do not perceive it.’ How ‘revelatory gifts’ can lead into ‘prophetic gifts.’ There are ‘different levels of gifting.’ What is a prophetic gift? How the gift of ‘revelation’ is the same as the ‘gift of prophecy.’

He goes on to talk about how…For more see this link (updated 12/28/19)


See the new CS Dream Interpretation – Spiritual Life Page Here

For More Spiritual Life Must-See Videos See This Link

Prophecies And Insight Concerning the USA, 2020 Elections, President Trump & The Mid-Term Elections & Results – See This Link.

Terry Bennett’s 21 Year Gabriel Prophecy – See This Link

Spiritual Life-Prophecy Interpretation Page See This Link

Prophecy Related News & Resources


Saudi Arabia and The Middle East

The Implications Of Soleimani’s Assassination: This Changes Everything, JNS

Iran Threatens To Turn Tel Aviv, Haifa Into Dust, David Sidman, Breaking Israel News

Iran Raises Red Flag Over Mosque Signifying ‘End Of Days’ War, Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News

When Will American Jewry Wake Up? Caroline Glick

Must Read: Erdogan’s Quiet Jihad: Turkey Isn’t A Friend To Israel Anymore, Nadav Shragai, JNS

24 Australians Charged With Setting Bushfires As More Arrests Expected, Breitbart

Christians Beheaded For Christmas, The West Goes Back To Sleep, Giulio Meotti, Gatestone Institute

For More Click Here For Politics Page

Click Here For Earthquakes & Natural Disasters Page: Prophetic Insights and Resources

For More Must-See Videos See This Link

Common Sense Interpretation


Evaluations

Christianity Today Calls For Trump’s Removal From Office Following Impeachment, Joseph A. Wulfshon, Fox News; Also see, Christianity Today Editor Calls For Trump To Be Removed From Office, The Hill; Also see, Franklin Graham’s response, Facebook; Also see, Dr. James Dobson’s Response To CT

For full text of CT statement see here

CS Commentary, How The Mighty Have Fallen: Henry Luce, Founder of Time, and Billy Graham, Founder of CT, are now both rolling over in their graves. Two premier publications have sunk to the level of mediocrity and the editors have proven their susceptibility to deception. To Continue Reading See This Link

CS Evaluation: A ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Just Hit California – Is This The Key Prophetic Sign That John Paul Jackson Warned Us About? Michael Snyder, 365 Prophetic

CS Evaluation: We live in California and at least here in Southern California, the ‘Bomb Cyclone’ was not even noticed. This, in and of itself, doesn’t necessarily mean anything – except if almost nobody notices something how can it be a ‘sign’ or a ‘warning?’ This link explains a ‘bomb cyclone’as does this NY Times 2 minute link – its basically nothing but a severe, fast developing winter storm, but not near as bad as a hurricane, and nothing to get upset about. I suppose it sounds alarming because of the name – but a little investigation proves otherwise. It appears to be a relatively common occurrence.

We have evaluated John Paul’s ‘Perfect Storm’ prophecy below and whether or not it is in the process of being fulfilled and noted that the ‘events’ Snyder points to are presumptuous as to its fulfillment. We should not use the prophetic or our interpretation – or misinterpretation – of it as some sort of alarmist cry that brings attention to ourselves, our political career, or articles that we want to get published. This does not serve the prophetic or the Body of Christ in general.

CS Evaluation: Michael Snyder Says John Paul Jackson’s ‘Perfect Storm’ Prophecy Is Happening Now – Is It? Shawn A. Akers, Charisma

CS Evaluation: Though there is much continued potential for Jackson’s prophecy to begin to unfold, we don’t believe that we are there yet. Snyder mentions Trump’s impeachment, worsening manufacturing numbers, and ‘plummeting global trade’ as signs. Dubious. Jackson referred to a confluence of events as evidence of the ‘perfect storm.’ As John Paul himself says in the video above in Must See Videos (see our updated commentary), it is a confluence of crises in 5 areas: economic, government, religious, war, and geo-physical. It is not just one event in each area, but many events in each area that will occur at the same time. No, the ‘Perfect Storm’ prophecy is not here yet.

Predictions about the Future Price of Gold – see The Perfect Storm Commentary in Must See Videos above.

CS Evaluation: The Stock Markets, Money And The Bible, Michael Brown, Charisma

CS Evaluation: A pretty one-sided treatment of money and investing, and fear-based relative to the stock markets. Proverbs also has plenty of other wealth advice like ‘throw your seed on many waters’, etc.

Briefs 

How Can We Know The Truth? Examine The Founder Of Any Religion To Know The Truth About That Religion, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual LIfe

How Did Jesus Interpret The Scriptures? Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

Two Red Flags When Looking For A Church Or Any Kind Of Relationship, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

The Greatest Need Of The Prophetic Church Today, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

Daily Do-ables: This Is What Resisting Temptation And Repentance Looks Like, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

Church Must Be Done In A New Way Before New Things Will Come, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

‘Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment’ – It Doesn’t Mean What You Think, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

The #1 Objection To Prophecy: Prophecy Is Not For Today, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

The #2 Objection to Prophecy: If It Does Not Come True, It Is a False Prophecy Given by a False Prophet, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation

See Dream Interpretation – Spiritual Life Page Here

Tertullian On Dreams, John Boruff

Dream Discernment: Discerning The Source of Dreams Is The Most Important Aspect Of Dream Interpretation, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense

A Dream From God Has 6 Clear Characteristics, John E. Thomas, Charisma

How Should You Respond To The Crazy Thing You Dreamed Last Night, John E. Thomas, Streams Ministries

Video: What Do The Numbers In Your Dreams Mean? John E. Thomas, Streams Ministries/Charisma

Misinterpreting Dreams: Personal vs. Universal, Part 2, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

Misinterpreting Dreams: Mistaking A Personal Dream For A Universal Dream, Part 1, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

Articles/Video

Correct Theology Or Tradition?

The Gift Of Prophecy Vs. The Ministry Of The Prophet (video, right), Jeremiah Johnson

CS Commentary: This is a good beginning on the distinction between the gift and the office. 1 Corinthians 12-14 delineates the gift, while Jeremiah 1, 18 and 23 elaborates on the office and true ministry of the prophet. While any believer may prophesy or operate in the gift at any time, there are those who have the gift of prophecy. Of those who have the gift there are fewer who are called into the ministry of a prophet. Miriam is a type of the ministry of a prophet; Moses is a type of the office of prophet (see Numbers 12). Of those who have the ministry of prophet, there are even fewer who attain the office of prophet. Even in the office of prophet, there are distinctions between personality, function, and call. For some of this theology, see 1-2 Kings. Also see Sadhu Selvaraj’s messages on prophets and the prophetic.

Video Compendium: Are You Called To The Office Of Prophet? Charisma

Evaluating Prophets and Prophecy: We need truth over tradition, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Prophecy

Academics

The Hook Interlocking Structure of Revelation, Seaborn Hall, Novum Testamentum
Note: This article, published in 2002, was the academic basis for the 3 part article on Revelation in the section above.

Click here for the Dream Interpretation-Spiritual Life Page

Click here for the Prophecy-Spiritual Life Interpretation Page

Review Of Some Of The Late Kim Clement’s Words


See this link.

Prophetic Words Prior To, And Concerning, The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election


See this link.

More Common Sense


Books:

The Best 7 Books Of 2019, (video, right), Tipping Point, One America News

Culture:

Must See – Man ‘Saved By Angels’ (video, left), CBN

Authorities Investigating Dangerous Breach In Hollywood Bubble, Babylon Bee

CNN Attacks Babylon Bee: The Internet Is Only Big Enough For One Fake News Site, Babylon Bee

From Epstein To Amazon – Ricky Gervais Torches The Golden Globes, Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist (see video monologue below in Movies).

Also see, Gervais Confronts Hollywood For Harvey Weinstein Complicity, The Federalist; Also see, Ricky Gervais Tells Hollywood to F**k Off In Expletive Filled Golden Globes Monologue, Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter; Also see, Ricky Gervais Torches Hollywood, The Daily Wire; Gervais Quote: “You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything, you know nothing about the real world,” he told the room of insiders. “Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god and f-ck off.”

The Australian Bushfires Have Nothing To Do With Climate Change – It Was Arson, Todd Starnes

This Is How Most Brushfires Start And How We Know, Nick Kilvert, The New Daily

Health/Fitness/Relationships:

How To Speak So People Want To Listen (video, left), TED

Jordan Peterson On The Worst Thing About Trump And Polarization Of Americans, The Delve

The Core Needs Of Every Myers-Briggs Personality Type, Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie

Eating In A 6 Hour Window And 18 Hour Fasting Might Give You A Longer Life, Scottie Andrew, CNN

The Best Place To Take The Enneagram Personality Test: Enneagram Institute; Also see, Myers-Briggs And The Enneagram: What’s The Same And What’s Different? Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie

Movies:

Ricky Gervais Monologue, 2020 Golden Globe Awards (video, left), NBC (see reviews above in Culture).

‘Bombshell’ Bombing At Box Office Not Exactly A Shock, Joe Concha, The Hill

Why ‘Bombshell’ Is A Dud, Becker Adams, Real Clear Politics

‘1917’ Tells One Of The Greatest Stories Of Courage Since ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ Ellie Bufkin, The Federalist

CS Commentary: We disagree with this review. ‘1917’ is a movie that is saturated with sentiment and self-involved direction and cinematography and is ‘light’ on story. We expected more from the first major movie about the ‘war to end all wars’ in thirty years or so. But, you learn little about World War I, the brutalities and horror of war or anything else here. This is no ‘Saving Private Ryan’ or ‘Hacksaw Ridge’. Underwhelming. CS Grade: C-

Ricky Gervais Mocks Journalists As ‘Morons’ For Outrage Over Golden Globes Jokes, David Ng, Breitbart

Music:

Always By My Side (left), Ric Blair

Holy Fire, Ric Blair

CS Commentary: This song should be a classic by now.

I’ll Do Anything, Kiefer Sutherland

Something You Love, Official Video, Kiefer Sutherland

Sports: 

Is The Patriot’s Dynasty And Love Affair With Tom Brady Over? (video, left), The Herd

Examining The Falcon’s Decision To Keep Quinn And Dimitroff, Scott Carasik, Falcons Wire/USA Today

Ranking the Remaining Eight NFL Playoff Teams, Geoff Schwartz, SB Nation

Tech:

IPhone 11 Camera Fails In First Round Of Camera Competition, Hello Tech

Travel:

These Airlines Had The Fewest On-Time Flights In 2019, Josh Ocampo, Lifehacker

Delta Employees Sue Land End Over Uniforms, CNN

Delta Will Add A Binge Button To Its In-Flight Entertainment Screens, Sean O’Kane, The Verge

TV/Streaming:

The Expanse, Season 2 Trailer (video, left), SyFy

Quote: “Best Science Fiction Show In A Decade”, NPR

Ricky Gervais Reveals Why He Roasted Hollywood Liberals, Amanda Prestigiacomo, The Daily Wire

The Expanse, Season 1, Rotten Tomatoes Reveiw

The Expanse Season 1 Review, The Review Geek

Quotes Of The Month:

Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with them. – (Prov. 28:4 NAS95)

If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked. – (Prov. 29:12 NAS95)

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