“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves… On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ Matthew 7:15, 22-23
Recently, Bobbie Houston claimed in the Australian Women’s Weekly that Hillsong is not a cult. However, this week, Hillsong emailed their congregants a sample of Bobbie Houston’s new book, parading her as a prophet of God, where she heard a ‘God Whisper’.
This book sample is Bobbie Houston’s to-be released book titled ‘The SISTERHOOD’.
However, the introduction gives us great insight into the book.
There is no Jesus. No gospel. No cross. No Christianity.
Just very New Age, pantheistic, paganistic language and concepts.
When reading the introduction, Bobbie Houston places her divine authority upon this movement through what she calls a “God whisper”. Bobbie Houston claims in the introduction of her book that this God Whisper “awakened a new
age era and created a shift on the earth”. A new era? Is she serious?
To understand how delusional this woman is, this is how flippantly she treats this “divine whisper” which “created a shift on earth”:
“Sometimes I smile at myself and I go, “I hope when I get to heaven it was a god whisper. I hope I don’t get there and Jesus goes, “Actually we never said that but we rolled with it anyway because it was really God”. I don’t know! Hahaha!
No I feel it was a God whisper! The fruit bears witness! Hahahaha! Sometimes, do you ever doubt that? You’re going, “How embarassing if I get to heaven and they say, ‘Actually – no- but it was a good idea and we went with it anyway’.
But you know what? That was a – that was a god whisper.” [Source]
The question that needs to be asked is this: Did Bobbie Houston make it all up in her head or is she hearing from another untrustworthy source? To answer that question, all we need to do is look at how the “God Whisper” has been edited and changed over time.
In 2013 Bobbie said this:
“Bobbie! Create a conference in Sydney. An environment in Sydney for young women, girded up with the older women, and tell them something. Tell them there is a god in heaven who believes in them. And not only that, a company of others.” [Source]
Now Bobbie is saying this:
“Tell them …tell them that there is a God in heaven and a company of others on Earth who believe in them!”
If she is quoting the ‘God Whisper’ directly in her book, why has it changed since 2013?
Bobbie Houston made the decision to use this ‘God Whisper’ as her highest authority to control people to awaken “a new
age era and [create] a shift on the earth”. She has made sure every word matters by claiming God spoke to her directly. So who is this woman to alter what she claims God Himself has said?
This is why Hillsong falls into the classic category of cult. You cannot question this woman, her behaviour, her prophecies and her New Age paraphernalia that she has the audacity to claim is “Christianity”.
Read the introduction to her book here:
IT BEGAN WITH A WHISPER
A number of years ago I sensed a whisper from above—a whis.per that arrested my heart and became a compelling convic.tion in regard to the beautiful daughters of planet Earth (my way of saying “every female”). A whisper that awakened a new era and created a shift on the earth: “Tell them …tell them that there is a God in heaven and a company of others on Earth who believe in them!”
This book is an endeavor to peel back the layers of that whisper and describe a journey that I could not have imagined in my wild.est dreams, a journey that has since proven that when we create an environment that cultivates a divine belief in womanhood, the ceilings and containments that rob so many women of their poten.tial and dreams are removed.
For those of you who don’t know me, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bobbie, and I live in Sydney, Australia, with my husband, Brian. Our immediate family consists of sons and daugh.ters and a growing handful of adorable grandbabies. We have three adult children. Joel is a musician, a songwriter, and a really tall human being. He surfs and divides home between Sydney and New York City. In recent years he met, fell in love with, and married an equally tall and beautiful young woman called Esther, and they have welcomed their first son, Zion Alexander Charles, into the world.
Ben is lovely. He is kindhearted and caring and has been blessed with four women in his world—a beautiful wife by the name of Lucille and three little girls called Savannah Winter, Lexi Milan, and Bailey Love. They also divide home between Sydney and the United States. Our daughter, Laura, married a young man who said he fell in love with her when she was six years old—he was all of seven and he apparently spotted her on the playground swings. He says he remembers what she was wearing and that she had an apple in her mouth. He fell in love with her then and there and decided he would marry her. Fifteen years later he did, in a tiny chapel on an exotic, sun-kissed island in Fiji, and today she and Peter lavish their love on a little girl called Willow Mae and a little guy called Jack Arthur. Together as a family, and with many others, we pastor a church called Hillsong.
I am outrageously blessed to be sharing life with an astounding company of people and am surrounded with literally thousands of fabulous women of every age, status, and background who make up this “Sisterhood” that we are about to explore. Their diversity, creativity, individuality, and gifting add color and meaning to life, and their relentless passion and capacity to experience life in all its fullness are unleashing enormous possibility and enabling change to come to the world they inhabit.
However, in an age that boasts emancipation and empowerment of women, one doesn’t need to look far to realize that not all women alive “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14) live with the same opportunities and confidence. The world is complex—it’s full of wonder and goodness and it’s also full of injustice and despair. There are women on this earth who are correctly loved and cher.ished, and there are women and girls who are so wrongly despised and abused. A distortion regarding value has plagued our collective existence throughout time and history and has tragically affected many.
The days in which we find ourselves are challenging. On so many fronts the planet we share is groaning under the weight of some pressing unknowns—a depleting environment, financial instability, and threatened global security are prevailing issues that affect almost everyone and disturb the soul of many. But perhaps the greatest unknown is that which assails the certainty, confi.dence, and preciousness of personal value and worth. Despite liv.ing in an enlightened age, many good and wonderful people still question the very basics of life and cannot answer the all-defining questions of “Who am I?” “For what purpose am I here?” and “Why is the world like it is?”
A DIVINE PLAN
A divine plan and dream concerning you and your future does exist, and my prayer as you turn these pages is that the truth found in an eternal, just, and caring God will lead you into a world beyond your wildest imagination. My hope is that as each of us matures in revelation about our own personhood and that of feminine humankind, we will see a new day dawn for countless thousands of women across the earth—a new day not only for those captive to an unhappy or impoverished soul, but a new day for multitudes who are literally captive to forces beyond their control. The sanity, freedom, well-being, and hope of these women hinge on our—yes, you and me—collective awakening.
I hope that your senses are stirred and that you, dear friend, will open your heart and mind and stay with me for the journey. For me personally, it has gently unfolded like a good book that can’t be put down. It’s been a pil- grimage through an ever-changing and excit.ing landscape where we have discovered the wonder and romance of being the Daughter of a King—a journey where heaven’s blue.print for womanhood has become known, and a journey where the power of an emerging and rising Sisterhood of everyday women from all walks of life has brought strategic influence and change.
I have sought to write about this journey for several years, but in many ways we’ve been so consumed with discovering and then living it that writing has been held back till now. However, every.thing has its season, and regardless of how imperfect or incomplete I feel this book may be, it is time to commit to paper something that articulates the spirit of this message and “the spirit of Sister.hood.” Ultimately, what has the potential to emerge is a stunning company of women, whose ever-increasing, ever-perfecting, and ever-defining sense of value and worth has the capacity to reach beyond what they may have imagined or hoped for, to make the world a truly better place.
Part One invites you into “my story” within this greater story. A friend once told me that women love to identify. Unlike men, who often want only the headlines or outcome, girlfriends are different. They want to know the where, the why, and the how of the revela.tion, or the aha moment that caused the lights to come on and the world to change. Have you ever had a friend say, “Hey, back up, babe, more details…Now, where were you, what happened (what were you wearing), and how did it feel?”
Part Two is a little journey through the “wonder years,” the essential and critical years that framed and shaped the why and the what. Then Part Three describes a time when the stakes dramati.cally changed and increased— for myself, for our church, for this Sisterhood as a whole. At that time, destiny and a new era of aware.ness and awakening began to profoundly and miraculously unfold, and the message began to engage (at a whole new level) the lives of those it was intended for. All these parts are intricately interwoven and intrinsically important to the gold within the story.
No end of words now frame this story that began with a whis.per two decades ago. However, in 2009 I penned a declaration that I believe positions us all within its pages. As I launch into what needs to be written, this declaration frames us individually and collectively. As an individual woman, to be able to say “i am sister.hood” is liberating, but as a company of diverse and fabulous women across the earth, to collectively say “we are sisterhood” carries power beyond imagination.
So take a deep breath with me as I commit words to paper. I believe many of you will see and recognize yourselves within these pages. My prayer is that as we engage the true spirit of Sisterhood and the future before us, we will realize that we are not only one, but many. My prayer is that we will be impassioned with a desire to watch over one another and be one another’s keepers, and all that heaven has intended for our lives will become a stunning reality. “I AM SISTERHOOD” is a declaration, a declaration about value and identity, purpose and mission. It is a declaration intentional in reach and embrace. It transcends culture and creed, age and status, prejudice and preference. It is a declaration that positions itself amid awareness and responsibility, concern and care, injustice and solution—a declaration ultimately concerned with the welfare of the world and her inhabitants. It has courageously woven its way through time and history and continues to weave itself across our lives and future.
It is our collective here and now—and it belongs to any feminine soul who somehow believes that she was born for more than what is temporal and fleeting. It’s for women of all ages and backgrounds, of every personality and style, color and vibrancy. It’s for the bold and bodacious, the demure and unassuming. It’s the Sisterhood that perhaps heaven imagined when a very intentional Creator created His girls. It’s strong and beautiful, feminine and gracious, authoritative and gentle, and above all else, it welcomes the broken, discarded, and forgotten.
Whichever way it is seen or understood, it is a growing movement of women across the earth—a movement of down-to-earth and normal women whose desire is to take what is in their hand and genuinely use it for good—a movement of women united in heart and spirit who believe that together we can make the world a better place.
With love and affection, Bobbie.
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