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Episode 13: Coming Out Of The Wilderness (Into The Kingdom Age) (video, left), Neville Johnson, Academy Of Light

CS Commentary: Neville went to be with the Lord on September 1, 2019. For more see our September 8 and September 15 posts.

Prophecy: ‘I Am Calling You To Set Yourself Apart,’ Jennifer LeClaire, Charisma

Preacher David Hogan Credits Jesus With Raising 32 Dead Bodies To Life In 37 Years Of Ministry, Charisma

Formerly Gay Pastor Sues Vimeo For Censoring His Videos, Cancelling His Account, Jenny Rose Spaudo, Charisma

CA Senate Passes Resolution Forcing Pastors To Support LGBTQ Beliefs, Andrea Morris, CBN

Are These The Israeli Elections Or The American Elections? Dr. Michael Brown, Charisma

The History Of Rick Joyner’s Reporting: Paul Cain, truthforfree

CS Commentary: I am not familiar with the ‘truth for free’ site above or the author behind it and CS does not endorse it. The reporting of the discipline of Paul Cain by Joyner appears to be accurate from what we know and have heard. This entry is one interesting perspective as to how Joyner handled another ‘scandal’ over a decade ago. It is also profitable feedback for thinking through how to handle website communications and updates and is part of the reason that CS will always attempt to date our commentaries and evaluations and also display dates of updates. We will attempt to do even better in this regard in the future.

Todd Bentley – Rick Joyner Controversy Update 9/22/19

Note: Again, we do not necessarily endorse statements or websites that provide them but display these links below and on attached pages 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 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. 

See the CS article below in Editor’s Choice on why we have featured this controversy on our website.

For the 9/15/19 Longer Update See This Post

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 and our September 15, 2019 Spiritual Life Post

Also see CS Commentary And Links on the Controversy here updated September 8, 2019

Editor’s Choice

Why Has CS Featured The Todd Bentley-Rick Joyner Controversy On Our Site? Paul Cain And ‘The Prophetic’ Evaluated, Seaborn Hall, Common Sense Spiritual Life

 Musings On Leadership, R. Loren Sandford, Facebook

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

Five Minutes With Neville: One Of His Last Messages, July 2019: The Danger Of Social Media To Believers, The Academy Of Light

CS Commentary: Neville passed away September 1, 2019. For more see our Spiritual Life post September 8, 2019.

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

Prophecy Related News & Resources

China’s Geographic Challenge (video, left), Stratfor

Navy Seal That Oversaw Bin Laden Raid Says China Military Build Up Is A Holy ____ Moment, Ellen Ioanes, Business Insider

How The US Media Misrepresented The Results Of Israeli Election [It Will Be Netanyahu], Caroline Glick

Rabbi Who Predicted Trump Presidency Has Stunning Prediction: It Will Not Be Netanyahu, Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler, Breaking Israel News

Israel’s Political Instability Puts It At Risk In Its Fight With Iran And Other Enemies, Caroline Glick

Weakened Netanyahu May Not Be Able To Form Israeli Government – Who Will Lead? Jeffrey Heller, Reuters

Iran Ready To “Wipe The Zionist Regime Off The Map,” by Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute

Iran Warns Of ‘All-Out War’ If US Retaliates For Saudi Arabia Oil Attack, Greg Norman, Fox News

Hezbollah Terror Scout Searched For Sites In Boston, New York, & D.C.,

Earthquakes & Natural Disasters Page: Prophetic Insights and Resources

Must-See Videos

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

CS Commentary: Pope calls for one-world religion in Holland in 2020. Check links here and here for confirmation.

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

Terry Bennett: The Prophetic Movement Is Dead In The Heart Of God/Public Figures In Sin Should Be Exposed Publicly, Warriors Prayer Boot Camp

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

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.

Dream Interpretation: War Is Coming To All Christians! (video, left) Servant Of God

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…

Can The Devil Manipulate Our Dreams? 700 Club’s Pat Robertson Speaks (video, right), 700 Club

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

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

How The Reformation Shaped The World (Through Luther The Modern Individual Was Born) (video, right), Prager U

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.

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Review Of Some Of The Late Kim Clement’s Words

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

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More Common Sense


‘The Oracle’: How President Trump Fulfilled The Ancient Jubilean Prophecies, Stephen Strang, Charisma


Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say? (video, left) Prager U

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

A Look Inside The INFJ Mind, Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie

Jail Time More Likely: What Awaits Lori Loughlin Now That Felicity Huffman Is Going To Jail, Taryn Ryder, Yahoo

‘It Was Horrible’: Ex-Inmates Describe What May Await Celebrity Parents, Martha Ross, Mercury News


Over 35 Weight Loss & Get Lean Plan, Facebook

Artificial Sweeteners Bad For The Brain, Lorie Johnson, CBN

How Did The 1918 Flu Pandemic Start? Could We Have Another One? (video, left) ABC News

27 Year Old Dies Tragically, Then Family Discovers Facebook Post From 24 Hours Earlier, LinkedIn/Smag31

The #1 Skill Parents Need To Teach Their Kids – But Most Don’t, Nir Eyal, CNBC


In 10 Years Your Best Bet To Beat Inflation Is Still The S&P 500 Says Bernstein Research, Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch


Ad Astra Trailer (video, left), Movieclips

Brad Pitt Star Power Saves Self-Sabotaging ‘Ad Astra’, James Dawson, The Federalist

Blinded By The Light, Trailer, 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


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


Ronald Acuna’s Chase Of 40-40 Highlights His Embarrassment Of Gifts, Steve Hummer, AJC

One Way The Dodgers Are Built Better For October Than The Astros – And Everyone Else, Sam Miller, ESPN

Vin Scully’s Call Of Dodger’s Kirk Gibson’s Famous Hit In Game 1, 1988 World Series (video, left), MLB

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


Panic In The Sky: Delta Flight Plunges From 39,000 Feet In Minutes, WSB TV

Delta And American Airlines Among Flyers Favorite Airlines In The World, Yahoo News

Flight Attendants Say You Should Wear These Outfits To Get Upgraded To First Class, AOL


Smothers Brothers: I Am A Pilot (video, left), You Tube

I Was Suicidal: The Amazing Way Andrea Logan White Found God, Billy Hallowell, Pureflix

Actor Corbin Bernsen’s Powerful Message About Hate And Anger, Billy Hallowell, Pureflix

What’s Coming And Going From Netflix Week Of September 9, 2019, Melissa Kirsch, Life Hacker

The Actors And Relationships Behind The Last Kingdom, BestFlix; Also see, More Hostility Between Uhtred And Edward For The Last Kingdom, Season 4? Corey Smith, Winter Is Coming; Also see, When Is The Last Kingdom Season 4 Released On Netflix? What’s Going To Happen? Flora Carr, Radio Times

Quotes Of The Month:

“The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report said we have only 12 years left to save the planet. It triggered the usual frantic and ridiculous reactions…The IPCC has been wrong in every prediction it’s made since 1990. It would be a grave error to use its latest forecasts as the excuse to engage in geo-engineering experiments with the only planet we have.” – Mike Shedlock, Townhall

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