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Elijah Is Coming: Matthew 24 Has ‘Largely Been Fulfilled, Sadhu Selvaraj (video, left), The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Coming
CS Commentary: This is a repeat and also below in ‘Must See’ but worth viewing again. According to Sadhu, we must preach the Gospel of the Kingdom: that Jesus is coming back again and that the Kingdom of God is coming to the earth to rule.
African Pastor: I Saw A Vision Of President Trump As A Bloodied Scapegoat, Taylor Berglund, Charisma
Why Ellen DeGeneres And Anderson Cooper Of CNN Called Out This Christian Leader For His Views, Shawn A. Akers, Charisma
Update, 8/31/19: 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.”
On Todd Bentley, also see, Ron Cantor
CS Commentary (Updated 8/31/19, with new links to posts): 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.
We 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
The Holy Spirit’s Roar Awakens Prophetic Evangelist, Pat And Karen Schatzline, Charisma
Stephen Powell’s Initial Post Exposing Todd Bentley’s Behavior (video, left), TheBibleThumpingwingnut Network/You Tube
Update: Todd Bentley Ministry In Pakistan 2015 – He Is Now Accused Of Sexual Offenses, Biblethumpingwingnut Network
CS Commentary: This video shows some of the good that Todd Bentley’s ministry has done in the past. Others, including Reinhardt Bunke, Mahesh Chavda, Heidi Baker and other unknowns have also seen great miracles in developing countries around the world including Africa, among others. This is not unique. God uses us not for our sake, but to bring Himself glory and to bless His people. When our character does not rise to the level of where God is using us, eventually He will bring us down, for our own sake as well as for the sake of His people.
CS Commentary: Patricia King has chosen to remove her video on Todd Bentley (linked below) from public viewing. Perhaps this is because it and she was receiving attacks from other online voices, we do not know. However, we think it unfortunate because it gave much needed context to Todd’s ministry, behavior and discipline over the last decade or more and to Rick Joyner’s recent comments.
In our opinion, in the new video above, King uses the story of Elijah and Ahab to speak to the issues that have just taken place between Powell, Bentley and Joyner. It is difficult to interpret this any other way than that she is encouraging Stephen Powell and addressing Todd Bentley’s behavior, but you be the judge. King is correct when she says that exposure is just beginning at around 30:00. Terry Bennett and the recently passed Neville Johnson have both prophesied coming seasons of Exposure that will lead either into or out of other seasons of Shaking and Judgment. For example, see here for commentary on Neville’s ‘Shake, Expose, Transfer’ prophecy.Text of the original prophecy may be found at this link.
CS Commentary: Before it was taken down, the video link commentary on the Bentley-Powell issue above was a wise, balanced commentary on the entire Todd Bentley scandal from before 2008 and forward from Patricia King. Though kind to Joyner, she does bring out that Joyner put an investigator in place that was a friend of Todd Bentley’s and that he did not interview any of the victims. The investigator’s initial ‘report’ to Joyner was that every instance of abuse was from the long past, and not current behavior.
From our perspective, this is a major conflict of interest, not wisdom, and the reporting of the investigator to Joyner is contradictory to what Powell, Jeremiah Johnson, Loren Sandford, and now Patricia King are reporting.
We continue to side with these later voices on this scandal. King’s words validate Powell and bring Joyner’s treatment of this whole issue into question, even though King validates Joyner’s claim that he is no longer Bentley’s overseer. If this is true, we would also assume that Joyner must have not been on the Board of Fresh Fire for sometime. We have not been able to confirm whether this is true.
If you are in any way affected by this scandal we encourage you to listen to the entire new message by King above. As King does in the video that was taken down, we refer you to Ron Cantor’s Open Letter To Rick Joyner, Part 1, linked below.
Quote: “Lastly, I want to encourage Stephen Powell. You all but shamed him. You said that he did what he did out of frustration and that it was witchcraft. I break those words off of him. Having an international leader publicly accuse you of witchcraft is no small thing. I read Mr. Powell’s post and neither the words frustration nor frustrated appear. I read it a second time and there is nothing in there that would indicate that he went public with his report out of frustration. But you have given tens of thousands of people the impression that he was just a frustrated young man—out of order . You owe him an apology. He cried out to leaders and no one would listen.”
Also see this interesting video from Ron Cantor’s Facebook site: Christian Couple Without Any Knowledge Of Who Bentley Is Issue Him A Strong Warning From God
Prophecy Related News & Resources
Facing Tensions On Multiple Fronts: Is Israel On The Verge Of All-Out War? Israel Kasnett, JNS
Puncturing The Big Lie Of Palestinian Identity, Melanie Phillips, JNS
Quote: “The Jews are the only extant indigenous people of the land. Palestinian identity was invented in the 1960s in order to destroy the Jews’ claim to Israel and airbrush them out of their own history.”
Science Confirms: Human Soul Lives On After Death, David Sidman, Breaking Israel News
Recently Discovered Moabite Altar: Proof Of Biblical Battle In Kings 2, Breaking Israel News
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
This Massive You Tube Channel Is Normalizing ‘Q’, Mike Rothschild, The Daily Dot
CS Commentary: Please see our longer treatment of ‘Q’ on the Politics-Common Sense Interpretation page. This is a liberal-slanted treatment, again, but fairly on point. We do agree with the subject’s statement at the end that most, if not the majority, of Q supporters are non-violent. On the other hand, the Q advocates and meme has become so elephantine and massive – over 1 million advocates by some estimates – it has become harder and harder to identify them and characterize what is the ‘core’ and what is not. Again, see the Politics-Interpretation Page for more.
Exclusive: Bishop Schneider Says Pope Francis And Vatican Are Betraying ‘Jesus Christ As The Only Savior Of Mankind’, Diane Mantagna, Lifesite News
CS Commentary: The document affirming ‘diversity of religions’ here is the set-up for a One-World-Religious order to be initially implemented in a 2020 meeting of the major religions that disavows the supremacy of Christ’s death and resurrection. We believe this meeting will lead to an eventual split of the global Catholic Church and will become the foundation for an eventual one-world Government. Catholics beware. For more, see the Archives of our Spiritual Life page.
Killing A Living, Unborn Child Is Not Healthcare, Georgia Declares, Calvin Freiburger, Lifesite News
A Birth Control App Just As Effective As The Pill, Jill Bederoff, Nordic Business Insider
For the link to Natural Cycles, see here
Five Foods You Should Never Eat, CNN/You Tube
How To Pick The Perfect Watermelon, Facebook
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.
Angel Has Fallen, Trailer (video, left), Movieclips Trailers; Also see, Review: Angel Has Fallen – Exciting And Glorious Mockery Of Russia Collusion Hoax, John Norte, Breitbart
Charlize Theron And Nicole Kidman Nearly Unrecognizable As Fox News Hosts In Coming ‘Bombshell,’ Ethan Alter, Yahoo; Also see, Bombshell, Official Trailer 2019, Rapid Trailer
Young Hollywood 2019: Top 30 Stars Under 18, The Hollywood Reporter
10 Year Old Singer Emanne Beasha Will Surprise You With Her Voice (video, left), America’s Got Talent, 2019
Taylor Swift Lifetime Fan Tells Her To ‘Grow Up,’ Corrine Weaver, The Federalist; Also see, When And Why Taylor Swift Joined The Elite Radical Left, Ben Kew, Breitbart
13 Year Old Charlotte Summers, America’s Got Talent, 2019
Brandin Jay: No Money Alright, Songland
Best Player I’ve Ever Seen: Just 21, Brave’s Ronald Acuna, Jr. Looks Like An All-Time Great, Bob Nightengale, USA Today; Also see, Braves, Baseball’s Hottest Team, Can’t Be Counted Out In Playoffs, David Schoenfield, ESPN
How Andrew Luck’s Shocking Retirement Rocks The NFL, Rodger Sherman, The Ringer
Cori Gauff: 10 Things To Know About Tennis’s News Phenom, Ben Rothenberg, NY Times
Amazing Delta Sky Miles Promotion Just Through 8/30, Ben Schlappig, One Mile At A Time
Frequent Flyers: Too Many Miles Required For Delta’s Premium Seats, Gary Stoller, Forbes
Russian Doll, 2019, Official Trailer (video, left), Rapid Trailer; Also see, Russian Doll Gets 16 Emmy Nominations; Lead Actress Cracks Up Conan O’Brien, Dennis Perkins, AV Club
Dave Chapelle’s Netflix Special Is The PC Culture’s Worst Nightmare, John Ellis, PJ Media
Annabella Sciorra Will Testify Against Harvey Weinstein About Alleged Rape, Jan Ransom, NY Times
Bombshell: Gretchen Carlson Doesn’t Watch Fox News Anymore, David Mack, Buzz Feed News
Quotes Of The Month:
“Of course, dictators like Hitler and Stalin can enforce their twisted notions by threats and force. In democracies, however, regardless of the open availability of verifiable information from libraries, universities, colleges, and government agencies, large numbers of people fall for any number of fantasies promulgated by internet trolls, the tabloid press, and, not infrequently, politicians with axes to grind.” – Denis MacEoin, Gatestone Institute