Now we have the Florida Outpouring and an escalation of this conflict.
Last week I sent an email message to a select group stating how I felt about all this. The text is below. Dear Friends
We have seen a fresh batch of criticism rising up against the Florida Outpouring. It only comes from a few sources, yet many others are repeating and circulating these messages. It's clear to me that we are seeing an increase in the ongoing strife in the church. The long prophesied 'civil war' is heating up dramatically. This is something you don't want to get caught up in.
Here is a paragraph from a prophecy given on April 17, 2008 from Christine Beadsworth of South Africa. The point that catches my attention is where it speaks of a dividing line being drawn.
I say, these waters that I've released in this day, shall bring a death to all that is fleshy, these waters that I release in this day shall bring a death to all that is unclean, to every mocking voice, that has mocked My servants as they have built a place, an ark for My glory. To every voice that has cursed My servants, that voice will be silenced by the waters that are rising, and are rising and are rising and I say these waters that I release in this day, are both waters of blessing and waters of judgment for as I have said, My hand shall be toward My servants and against My enemies. I say, these waters shall be the waters of division. These waters shall be the waters that destroy - these waters of My word that I release in this day, these waters of My word that I release in this day shall be those that draw a dividing line between those that are of Me and those that are not of Me.
I also find it significant that this Florida Outpouring greatly increased on or about April 19, the date of the Jewish Passover. We think that this move is just a beginning of something much greater. It is not yet the Last Days Move but a step toward that final move. Some have mentioned that we are seeing the New Wine poured into the Old wine skins. I feel that this is correct and that we will shortly see the new wine skins come on the scene.
We also know that Judgment must come to the house of God first, after which we will see true repentance come to us.
With this in mind we are determined not to post anything critical of this outpouring, lest we be found opposing a move of God by siding with the accuser of the brethren.
Here are some scriptures to keep in mind if you are thinking about taking on the role of the critic.
Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth..
Mark 2:22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
Matthew 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Romans 14:4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
One of the replies I got back was quoting a host of other scriptures I was said to be ignoring. So right away someone is trying to draw me into a brother vs. brother battle using scripture versus scripture, sword against sword. No thanks, brother, I do not intend to reply.
Typically the critics are claiming that what they are doing is warning us. They will quote at great length all the bible verses on false prophets, lying signs and wonders, sheep in wolves clothing, deception in the last days, great delusion and on and on.
What they are doing is using the words of the Bible as a weapon against their own Christian brothers. This is the prophesied 'civil war' in full swing.
Sola Scriptura Not http://www.etpv.org/2008/solanot.html
Yet scripture alone is not enough to decide an issue. Why is this? The bible itself tells us that the letter kills and the spirit gives live. This is, for whatever reason, one of the hardest things for Christians to grasp. Yet when you are using the letter of the law to attack your brothers, you are working death. The old testament law is called the ministration of death. As ministry means service, what you are doing then is serving up death.
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