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What Is The Lord Saying To The Church? (video, left) Patricia King
CS Commentary and Update, 9/16/19: Patricia King has chosen to remove the video to the left and her video on Todd Bentley from public viewing. Perhaps this is because it and she was receiving attacks from other online voices, or perhaps it is due to Brown’s request (see above). However, we think it unfortunate because both of them 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 that was featured 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 [of leader’s secret sins] 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.
If you are in any way affected by this scandal we encourage you to try to get on King’s site, get access, and listen to the entire new message by King above. We also refer you to Ron Cantor’s Final Statement, ‘Let The Judging Begin.’ For more see our Spiritual Life post September 8, 2019.
CS Commentary On Todd Bentley Controversy (Updated 9/08/19, 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.…continue reading here
Alarming Report: 80% Of Evangelical Young Adults Say They Are Having Sex, Bianca Tevera, Charisma
Todd Bentley Controversy Update 9/15/19
Note: Again, we do not endorse the below statements or the websites that provide them but display these links as a resource for those seeking to understand this controversy better. Though initially and, in general, we fall on the side of many of Sandford’s, Cantor’s, Jeremiah Johnson’s, Powell’s, and Patricia Kings statements – like many of you – we are still processing, praying, and reviewing Biblical passages in an attempt to decide where we stand and what our own personal response should be to public disclosures like the ones that have happened. Many people have provided good insights into the controversy, some of them below, and something can be learned even from the harshest of ‘critics.’ Sometimes we need to take a look at how those completely outside of our little sub-cultures see us to get a really honest look at ourselves.
Dutch Sheets: Statement Concerning Todd Bentley And Rick Joyner, Dutchsheets.org
CS Commentary: A short statement that includes a copy of the letter Dutch wrote in 2008 concerning the Lakeland ‘revival’ and the revelation of Todd’s marriage issues at that time. Quote from August 2008 letter: “We, the leaders of the charismatic community, have operated in an extremely low level of discernment. Frankly, we often don’t even try to discern. We assume a person’s credibility based on gifts, charisma, the size of their ministry or church, whether they can prophesy or work a miracle, etc…. We, the leaders of the charismatic church, spin our involvement and fail to acknowledge our responsibility when other leaders fall… For those on Todd Bentley’s board who had previous knowledge of his marriage problems and said nothing, it was more than a mistake—it was reckless, foolish, and irresponsible. For those on the stage the night of his aligning and commissioning who knew and said nothing—ditto.”
Prophetic Dream: To Whom Are You Accountable? Messiah’s Mandate, Ron Cantor
Todd Bentley Confirms Disqualifying Accusations, Pulpit & Pen
CS Commentary: This website was one of the first to report on Bentley’s fall and does so in a slightly derogatory manner that we do not endorse. However, it is sometimes helpful to listen to how those outside the charismatic world view some of the events that take place within it. This description gives good context to the initial public events.
Initial Summary Of Accusations And Response In The Christian Post, Leonardo Blair, Christian Post
CS Commentary: Provides some much-needed context to the whole issue and controversy.
Note: A lot of the links from Stephen Powell, Ron Cantor, and Patricia King appear to have been taken down relative to this issue, likely in response to the appointment, by Joyner, of Michael Brown to head up an investigative team on the Bentley issue and Brown’s request that all public videos be taken down. Some of the links above or on other pages/posts may no longer be active. CS has no relationship with any of the parties involved and has tried to handle all of the information fairly and objectively. We do not endorse some of the purveyors of videos, but post them for informational purposes. We will continue to attempt to be fair, objective, and forthright in the handling of this issue. We also recommend watching the Terry Bennett comments on this video, Terry Bennett: The Prophetic Movement Is Dead In The Heart Of God/Public Figures In Sin Should Be Exposed Publicly, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp.
For Other Links And Statements on the Todd Bentley Controversy see our September 8, 2019 Spiritual Life Post.
Terry Bennett: The Apostle John Is Still Alive, I’ve Seen Him – 1 (video, left), Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: Terry speaking in late 2017. The true baptism of the Spirit is love of God that grows. John has remained as a testimony to the church of what was meant to be and what can be. This clip is immediately followed by 2016 Election clip below.
What Happened In 2016 Election Is About To Happen In The Church: The Sovereign Hand Of God – 2 (video, right), Terry Bennett, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp
CS Commentary: Terry says here, in early 2017, that if Obama and those below him are not indicted by Trump’s administration within the first 100 days of Trump taking office, that ‘God is going to shake our nation.’ He also speaks of when Jesus appeared to him and told him what is necessary for real change to come to the nations. This clip immediately follows the clip on the Apostle John.
The Apostle John Is Alive – 3 (video, left), Sadhu Selvaraj, The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Coming
The Prophetic Significance Of The Apostle John: ‘I Have Met John. He Is Not Dead (video, right).’ Neville Johnson, Master’sPiece
CS Commentary: Neville passed away September 1, 2019. For more see our Spiritual Life post September 8, 2019.
Prophecy Related News & Resources
Facing Tensions On Multiple Fronts: Is Israel On The Verge Of All-Out War? Israel Kasnett, JNS
Al-Queda Calls For Universal Muslim Jihad Against US/Israel On Anniversary Of 9/11, Breaking Israel News; Also see, Get Ready For ISIS To Make A Comeback, Eyal Zisser, JNS; Also see, Iraqi National Guard Chief: I Would Go To War Alongside Satan, David Sidman, Breaking Israel News
Final Election Polls Show Netanyahu’s Likud With Slight Edge, Mati Tuchfeld, JNS
Pakistani Police Mock And Torture To Death Christian Father Over 4 Days, Will Maule, Faithwire
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: The Secret Assault On Our Nation’s Character, Diana West
CS Commentary: When we come across a better book, we’ll replace this one. But, so far…no.
Someone’s Gotta Tell The Freaking Truth: Jerry Falwell’s Aides Break Their Silence, Brandon Ambrosino, Politico
CS Commentary: From a liberal source and with a definite liberal spin, but raises some legitimate and disturbing questions about leadership at Liberty University.
The Holy Ground Of Flight 93 – One Of 9/11’s Enduring Mysteries, Bill Sternberg, USA Today
How To Be Assertive Without Being Aggressive, Esther Perel
Blinded By The Light, Trailer (video, left), KinoCheck International
Black Director Spike Lee Calls Trump A ‘Racist’: Four Things He Got Wrong, Tipping Point, One America News
‘Overcome’ Actor Won’t Do Nudity Because Holy Spirit Showed Him It Was Evil, Tess Farand, Movieguide/Charisma
Angel Has Fallen, Trailer, Movieclips Trailers
Also see, Review: Angel Has Fallen – Exciting And Glorious Mockery Of Russia Collusion Hoax, John Norte, Breitbart
Florida Georgia Line Invites Chris Tomlin On Stage To Sing ‘How Great Is Our God,’ Lindsay Elizabeth, Faithwire; Also see this link for video (video, left)
Benecio Bryant, Original Song, America’s Got Talent Semi-Finals, 2019, America’s Got Talent
10 Year Old Singer Emanne Beasha Will Surprise You With Her Voice, 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
MLB: Ronald Acuna’s 40-40 Season Now Feels Inevitable, Luis Paez-Pumar, Deadspin; Also see, MLB Power Rankings: Wild Card Races Heating Up, ESPN; Also see, Met’s Pete Alonso Wasn’t About To Let MLB Stop His 9/11 Tribute, George Willis, NY Post
Which NFL Offense Has The Most Reason To Panic After Week 1? Danny Kelly, The Ringer; Also see, Drew Brees vs Matt Ryan? Its Not The Mismatch You’d Think, Mark Bradley, AJC
Reasons To Wait Until 2020 To Buy Your Next iPhone, Gordon Kelly, Forbes
Apple Just Gave 1.4 Billion Users A Reason To Quit Their iPhones And iPads, Gordon Kelly, Forbes
Southwest Is Having A Massive Sale, Travel & Leisure
Delta Just Gave Simply Stunning Explanation For Why Its Successful And American Airlines Is Not, Chris, Matyszczyk, Inc.com
Yet Another Boeing Plane Has A Problem – the 777X, Isidore/Marsh, CNN Business
What’s Coming And Going From Netflix Week Of September 9, 2019, Melissa Kirsch, Life Hacker
What ‘Our Boys’ Doesn’t Want You To Know, Jonathan S. Tobin, JNS
More Hostility Between Uhtred And Edward For The Last Kingdom, Season 4? Corey Smith, Winter Is Coming
When Is The Last Kingdom Season 4 Released On Netflix? What’s Going To Happen? Flora Carr, Radio Times
Quotes Of The Month:
“In contrast with many theoretical speculations, we do not find conspiracism to be a product of greater authoritarianism, ignorance, or political conservatism. Rather, the likelihood of supporting conspiracy theories is strongly predicted by a willingness to believe in other unseen, intentional forces and an attraction to Manichean narratives. These findings both demonstrate the widespread allure of conspiracy theories as political explanations and offer new perspectives on the forces that shape mass opinion and American political culture.” – J. Eric Oliver and Thomas J. Wood, Chicago Political Scientists, 2015