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Update: Revivalist Todd Bentley Accused Of ‘Sexual Perversion’ With Male, Female Interns, Jenny Rose Spaudo, Charisma
From Stephen Powell’s Facebook Post:
“I believe Todd is not fit for public ministry. On top of his sexual sins, He has proven to be a compulsive liar, He lacks financial integrity when handling God’s money, and He is a substance abuser that has drawn many others into these sins with him over the years. I believe Todd has proven over more than two decades of ministry, moral failures, and abuse of others that He cannot be trusted with the care of God’s people….But to answer this question as to why I’m going public with this today… I would say it is the culmination of months of fasting, prayer, counseling, and also numerous unsuccessful attempts to meet with Rick Joyner and discuss these issues. I’ve tried to the best of ability to exhaust biblical methods of protocol in the kingdom, but it has appeared that leadership has not been interested in doing the right thing with Todd Bentley and protecting the body. It appears that they have only tried to cover this up over the years and not bring appropriate discipline in proportion to the seriousness of these sins against God as well as the body.”
CS Commentary: CS is not the authority on this issue and is not the arbiter of what is right, Scriptural, or anything else in situations like these, but in that they are made publicly, we offer these comments as we try to work through our own understanding of what to believe and who to support and to help readers work through them and decide where they stand on their own.
First of all, we are glad that we can say that we’ve never supported Bentley’s ministry, having an uncertain feeling about him from the very beginning, over two decades ago. Powell’s accusation and explanation is not without weakness, though it is very tough to deal with…continue reading here
CS Commentary: This week we encourage you to watch the feed/videos from the 2019 Lancaster Prophetic Conference and the other videos on the Shekinah Worship Center site.
The Holy Spirit’s Roar Awakens Prophetic Evangelist, Pat And Karen Schatzline, Charisma
Shroud Of Turin: New Test Concludes 1988 ‘Medieval Hoax’ Dating Was A Fraud, Myra Kahn Adams, Townhall; Also see, Why Does The Shroud Of Turin Still Exist? Myra Kahn Adams, Townhall
Dino Kartsonakis: Kathryn Kuhlman Told Me The Secret To Her Miracle Ministry, Stephen Strang, Charisma
Benefits Of Praying In Tongues (video, left), Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
Judgment Coming To America And American Churches (video, right), Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
Remembering A Prophecy From When Bob Jones Died The First Time, Jeff Jansen, Elijah List
How To Have An Open Heaven In Individual Or National Life, Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
Must See – God’s Anger Burning Against America (video, left), Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: At approximately 7:00 he starts to speak about the July 4th and 5th 2019 earthquakes in California. At 8:30 or so Sadhu chastises the audience for their attitude towards what he is telling them about future judgment in America and calls them ‘Foolish’. When judgment comes, even the righteous suffer.
Judgment Coming To Pastors And False Prophets (video, right), Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
Prophecy Related News & Resources
3 Pastors Imprisoned For Faith Reveal Sick Truth Of Christian Persecution, Charisma/Save The Persecuted Christians
Indian Pastor Thought Dead Comes Back To Life After Beating By Hindu Radicals, Will Maule, Faithwire
Quote: “…since almost 30% of child sexual abuse is committed by homosexual or bisexual men but less than 3% of American men identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual, we can infer that homosexual or bisexual men are approximately 10 times more likely to molest children than heterosexual men.”
Quote: “Volcanic unrest in some other large volcanic systems has persisted for decades or even centuries without leading to an eruption. But since volcanic unrest can escalate to an eruption quickly – in a few weeks, days, or less – USGS scientists are monitoring the activity closely.”
CS Commentary: There are two worrisome volcanic threats in CA, the Long Valley Caldera, east of San Francisco, which has the highest threat, and the Coso Volcanic Field in China Lake, northeast of Los Angeles, which has a moderate threat.
For more see the USGS website here
The San Andreas Fault Is About To Crack – Here’s What Will Happen When It Does, Matthew Blackett, Conventry University, IFL Science
John Paul Jackson: The Perfect Storm (video, left), Jim Bakker Show, 2015
CS Commentary: Amazingly, just shortly after this appearance, in February of 2015, at the age of just 64, John Paul Jackson passed away from complications related to pneumonia. John Paul was a well-balanced prophetic figure in the church from the 1980’s forward who I had the opportunity to speak with privately on two different occasions while he was a pastor at Anaheim Vineyard.
At a dream interpretation seminar in the early 2000’s – where I was also present – he shared with the group that God had told him that he would live into his early 100’s. His death was a shock and a great loss to the body of Christ, but illustrates that, within the prophetic, very little is completely set but depends on our actions, reactions and perhaps, ultimately, on the grace and mercy of God.
If John Paul – who never had a hint of scandal in his ministry – can pass away so young then we should all fear God and throw ourselves on His mercy. Why did he pass away so young? Perhaps there are hints in the prophetic stories and lessons of 1 and 2 Kings – or maybe we will never know until we get there ourselves and can hear it in his own words.
This summary of the Perfect Storm prophecy also illustrates that timing is always an issue in prophetic interpretation. Interestingly, John Paul keys in on 2020 – Terry Bennett has also predicted an intensification of events in the US shortly following 2020.
A 2nd American Revolutionary-Civil War Is Coming (video, left), Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: Neville, Terry Bennett, and Sadhu all continue to testify that some level of a 3rd Civil War (Revolutionary War, Civil War, Future Civil War) is coming to America. The intensity of the conflict can be lessened by repentance and prayer of the American church. What should God’s people do? 1) Pray that you don’t lose your Christian liberty, 2) Pray that you escape from the wrath to come, 3) Pray for your children and against their evil indoctrination, 4) Fast and pray to stand strong against these evil days. See Rick Joyner link in Week Of above for the initial prophecy that Sadhu refers to.
Worldwide Persecution And Martyrdom: The Pope Is The False Prophet (video, right), Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
We Are At The ‘Tail End’ Of The Last Days: The Two Witnesses And The Gospel Of The Kingdom, Sadhu Selvaraj, Jim Bakker Show/The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Coming
Message 2019: Israel Split, US Divided, Sadhu Selvaraj
CS Commentary: Seems like this, which may be a splicing of different prophetic words in different places, includes some prophetic words from as early as 2014, and 2016-17. Sadhu talks about the significance of the number 70, how it relates to longevity of life, the nation of Israel, release from captivity, visitation of angels, etc. There is an interesting encounter with Michael that begins about the 10:00 mark: he speaks of 1948, 1967, and 2017 as significant dates for Israel and seems to prophesy another major Israeli war in 2017. This did not happen.
But, he speaks of the 70 year celebration of Israel as a nation as from 1947 (when the covenant was signed) to 2017. So the significance of 2017 for Israel is that her 70 years as a nation are ending. Sometime following 2017 Israel will go into another captivity. Dec 23, 2016, the UN passed a resolution to divide Israel into 2 states. Same thing happened with the resolution of 1948. The US initiated and allowed this resolution to be passed (Obama’s administration).
Nov 30, 2011 Sadhu had an open vision of an angel telling him about a betrayal of Israel by the US. Whoever divides Israel will also be divided. Zech 1:12-16 prophesies the division of the land.
How To Cleanse Your Spirit, Mind & Heart Daily (video, left), Sadhu Selvaraj, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ spoke of the same sort of process back in the 1970’s and 1980’s – he called it ‘spiritual breathing’ and wrote a little blue booklet and a ‘transferable concept’ about it. The minute that you are conscious of sin, repent and confess it to God and claim forgiveness by faith (1 John 1:9). The prophet Bob Jones asked the Lord once many years ago “who is the most esteemed saint on the face of the earth?” The Lord’s response to him was a woman, Corrie Ten Boom, who had survived the Holocaust. When he asked “Why?” the Lord told him it was because she was aware of her sin and kept short accounts, confessing it throughout the day – as soon as she was aware of it.
A Vicious Civil War Is Coming To The Church (video, left), Neville Johnson, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: We agree with Neville’s interpretation of Acts 1, where Jesus is taken up in the clouds, then disappears into heaven. While studying in seminary almost two decades ago, we saw in Acts 1 that there is a continuous structure linked with the end of Luke. Luke-Acts were considered one book, and circulated as such in the early church. You cannot fully understand Acts 1 without… To continue reading, click here.
The Coming Civil War Among Christians (video, right), Neville Johnson, MastersPiece
CS Commentary: Some interesting comments on wealth as a test beginning about 12:00 in.
Terry Bennett: Hollywood Will Be Diminished And Silenced, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: This is a short excerpt of Terry’s message to The Gathering Place, Hollywood CA in 2018.
Common Sense Interpretation
Dreams With People, Part 3: Celebrities (And Conspiracy Theories), Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation
Tertullian On Dreams, John Boruff
Dreams That Contain People: Are The People Literal Or Symbolic And What Do They Mean? Part 2, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation
Dreams That Contain People: Are the people literal or symbolic and what do they mean? Part 1, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation
How Should You Respond To The Crazy Thing You Dreamed Last Night, John E. Thomas, Streams Ministries
A Dream From God Has 6 Clear Characteristics, John E. Thomas, Charisma
Dream Discernment: Discerning The Source of Dreams Is The Most Important Aspect Of Dream Interpretation, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense
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
The #1 Objection to Prophecy Today: But Prophecy is not For Our Time, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense (coming)
The #2 Objection to Prophecy Today: If It Does Not Come True, It Is a False Prophecy Given by a False Prophet, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Interpretation
Why A Christian Can Have A Demon, John Eckhardt, Charisma
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.
CS Commentary: This is a great dream with a nice prophetic commentary from this sister following on the video. She posted the dream on September 5, 2017.
Note how the dream opens. The beginning of a dream is the most important part, because it sets the context and ‘field of interpretation.’
What is the field of interpretation here? A house that ‘looks like’ a ‘camp’ with ‘family and friends.’ Therefore, this dream is primarily about a situation among the dreamer’s family and friends that involves a house and ‘camp’ situation. But, that doesn’t mean that it does not have relevance for the larger Body of Christ – it does. Continue Reading here…
CS Commentary: Tertullian and other Early Church Fathers confirm that the devil probably attacks and enters believer’s dreams even more than unbeliever’s in an attempt to deceive and mislead them. Some contemporary prophetic figures have suggested that no more than about 10-20% of a believer’s dreams are from God.
Video: What Do The Numbers In Your Dreams Mean? John E. Thomas, Streams Ministries/Charisma
Quote: “Of the 56 Signers of the Declaration Of Independence, all but one was a Protestant.”
The Omnipresence Of God: Can The Ordinary Person Walk With God Like Enoch?, Neville Johnson, You Tube
Quote: “Time and eternity are beginning to merge…2018 ushered in a new era…for us to know the times and the seasons is critical…just knowing the season can release grace and favor for us…Israel did not know the time they were living in and they missed out dramatically…there are levels of relationship [with God] and it starts with the omnipresence of God.”
Revelation, Part 3: The Tribulation, The Rapture, The Return, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense
Prophetic Dream – ‘And That’s The Way It Is:’ Walter Cronkite Prophesies Coming Financial/Economic Explosions, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Prophecy
Evaluating Prophets and Prophecy: We need truth over tradition, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Prophecy
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.
More Common Sense
American Betrayal, Diana West
‘Sounds Of Hell’ From Deep Hole In Earth Debunked, Daniel Wood
CS Commentary: In addition, as the first link below explains, the deepest hole on earth does not penetrate even close to the core of the earth, in fact, it penetrates less than 1% into the crust. Another example of how we can be easily misled by Facebook or general internet entries. See, History Behind The Deepest Holes In Earth, Beyond Science; Also see, Great Animation Shows How Deep Humans Have Dug In The Earth (video, right), Wise Wanderer
Scientists Make ‘Big Leap’ In Understanding Earthquakes, John Johnson, Newser; Also see, CA Earthquakes: 307 Quakes Hit In Just 24 Hours As San Andreas Fault Trembles, Georgina Laud, UK Express
There Are 8 Styles Of Genius – What’s Yours? Personality Hacker; Also see, Here’s What You Secretly Hate Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type, Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie
Fight Smarter: Avoid The Most Common Argument Patterns (video, left), Esther Perel; Also see, Fighting Smarter: Putting Escalating Fights On Ice, Esther Perel; Also see, Infidelity: Once Broken, Can Trust Be Healed? Esther Perel; Also see, Esther Perel Explains Why People Are Unfaithful
CS Commentary: Again, Perel is not speaking from a Christian standpoint, but there is still a lot of wisdom here. Take what makes sense and leave the rest.
How Important Is Chemistry In A Relationship? 7 Signs Your Connection May Not Last, Kristine Fellizar, Bustle
The Best Anti-Aging Eye Creams Of 2019, Lorelei Marfil, Forbes
Bombshell, Official Trailer 2019, Rapid Trailer
Review: Angel Has Fallen – Exciting And Glorious Mockery Of Russia Collusion Hoax, John Norte, Breitbart
Young Hollywood 2019: Top 30 Stars Under 18, The Hollywood Reporter
13 Year Old Charlotte Summers (video, left), America’s Got Talent, 2019
Brandin Jay: No Money Alright, Songland
Luke Islam Receives Golden Buzzer ‘You Used To Be Mine,’ America’s Got Talent 2019
When And Why Taylor Swift Joined The Elite Radical Left, Ben Kew, Breitbart
NFL Owners & Players Open To Playoff Extension (video, left), Fox Business; Also see, NFL: Which QB’s Are Best Set Up For Success? Ranking Them 1 To 32, Sheil Kapadia, The Athletic
35 Under 35: Dodger’s ‘Swing Whisperer’ Robert Van Scoyoc Draws Power Out Of Young Hitters, Pedro Moura, The Athletic
35 Under 35: Braves Analytics Guru Jason Pare Go Sidetracked At Yale – And Is Glad He Did, David O’Brien, The Athletic
Dear Apple And Samsung: $1000 Is Way Too Much For A Smartphone, Consumers Say, Jefferson Graham, USA Today; Also see, IPhone11, IPhone11R And 11MAX: What We Expect From Apple In September, Vanessa Hand Orellana, CNET
How The B-2 Stealth Bomber Would Unleash A Deadly Surprise During A War With Iran, Kyle Mizokami, The National Interest
What’s Coming And Going From Netflix September 2019, Nick Douglas, Lifehacker
Why Leah Remini: Scientology And Its Aftermath Is Ending After 3 Award-Winning Seasons, Julia Odom, Screen Rant; Also see, Leah Remini Sounds Off On The Hypocrisy Of ‘The Handmaiden’s Tale’s’ And Scientologist Elizabeth Moss, Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast
Report: Lori Loughlin Thought All Rich People Bribed Colleges, Tom Ciccotta, Breitbart
Mindhunter Ratchets Up The Tension In Season 2 (video, left), Emma Dibdin, The Hollywood Reporter
Quotes Of The Month:
“Anti-Semitism, in its various forms, is the longest-lasting conspiracy theory across much of the globe. It consists of an assumption of innate Jewish wickedness and has led to millions of deaths, expulsions, and wars, not least in the progressive 20th and 21st centuries when we were all supposed to have become rationalists.” – Denis MacEoin, Gatestone Institute