“He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” Titus 1:9
What’s become quite clear about (false prophetess) Jennifer LeClaire, is her apparent disdain towards Jesus Christ and his Word. The article below is a very good example. Jennifer LeClaire received an email from a discerning Christian, Yvonne, who wasn’t fooled by LeClaire and called her out privately in an email.
What did Yvonne say that made Jennifer LeClaire declare that the email “took the heresy hunting to a hellish level”?
It was simply this. Yvonne quoted the Word of God to the false prophet Jennifer LeClaire. Yvonne spoke Jesus’s warning at her:
“Depart from me I never knew you, is what you will hear when you stand before Him, for promoting and profiting from a heretical cult. I should have realized you were part of it.”
LeClaire’s response was to deny any possibility that she is a false prophet by misapplying Matthew 5: 11-12. In her mind, she automatically put Yvonne in the Pharisee or Heresy Hunter category and implied that she was the persecuted prophet.
When Jesus gave his sermon on the Mount, it was not an ear-tickling sermon. It was essentially an ultimatum. You either believe the false prophets and their teachings (the Pharisees/Sadducees) in Jesus’ day – or you believe Jesus and His Word. Jesus spoke with authority, while being compassionate to his audiences. They did not leave Him saying “Oh what amazing love and unity he preaches.” They left amazed “because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.” (Matt 7:19)
So her message to Christians (who believe Christ and His word) is essentially that they are heresy hunters and need to “shut up”.
It’s also interesting to see LeClaire using Michael Brown to represent her against Pastor MacArthur’s ‘Strange Fire’. Jennifer LeClaire is not just a false prophet aligning herself with Michael Brown, she is the Senior Editor of Charisma Magazine promoting Michael Brown.
This needs to be recognized for what it is – a conflict of interest.
Although the article below was written in 2013, to this day Michael Brown doesn’t scrutinize Jennifer LeClaire the way Christ expects him to.
Due to the fact LeClaire publishes his material in Charisma News?
Something to consider as you read the article below by Jennifer LeClaire.
A Message to Heresy Hunters Seeking Strange Fire Where There Is None
Since I was first born again, God has allowed me to witness spirits of error and full-blown deception over and over. And He’s called me to confront it more times than not. I’ve wept over souls falling headlong into pits of deception and been persecuted for walking away from ministries where strong delusions were leading people away from Jesus.
But make no mistake, there’s a huge difference between discerning a spirit of error that keeps people from a full understanding of Jesus and accusing people of full-blown heresy that keeps people from receiving salvation. Even though deception is running rampant in the body of Christ, I shun the work of heresy hunters who have made it their mission to discredit anyone and everyone with whose theology they some small a point of contention.
I get emails from heresy hunters every day suggesting I expose some ministry or another (and sometimes calling me foul names for hitting “delete”). Most of the Christian personalities these heresy hunters are working to expose aren’t heretics at all, though most flow in a measure of error because none of us have it all right all the time. Some are clearly deceived, but they still don’t quality as heretics. I also get emails from heresy hunters who sometimes disagree with what I write. But an email last week from a woman named Yvonne took the heresy hunting to a hellish level.
A Heresy Hunter Baits Me
“As I read the seven signs of a cult as outlined by Mike Bickel (sic), I must say my extensive experience with IHOP members, an IHOP church and the written and recorded claims of IHOP founder Mike Bickel (sic), IHOP fits all seven signs of a cult!,” she argued. “You should read this online piece from the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.”
The Holy Spirit prompted me to take the time to click the link and read the material. It was utter nonsense. Noteworthy is the fact that the author of the piece quoted extensively from Pastor John MacArthur’s work to discredit the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City, a 24/7 prayer and worship movement led by Mike Bickle. Also noteworthy is the fact that McArthur is organizing a “strange fire” conference in October, claiming that the charismatic movement “offers to God unacceptable worship, distorted worship. It blasphemes the Holy Spirit. It attributes to the Holy Spirit even the work of Satan.”
Dr. Michael Brown has been pleading with Pastor MacArthur’s ministry to sit down and discuss his inflammatory claims about the charismatic movement. Brown has appealed to him to embrace God’s true fire. Brown noted how Pastor MacArthur’s scathing indictment names “fine godly leaders like Mike Bickle and Lou Engle, claiming that they are guilty of blaspheming the Spirit.”
Condemning Me to Hell
Yvonne seems to be coming from the same spirit. Again, after I reviewed the material she sent I told her it was nonsense. Her response to me: “Depart from me I never knew you, is what you will hear when you stand before Him, for promoting and profiting from a heretical cult. I should have realized you were part of it.”
How sad for the likes of Pastor MacArthur and Yvonne, both of whom I am convinced love God and His Word, to harass and persecute their brothers and sisters in Christ in this manner. Of course, Yvonne was quoting from the passage from the Sermon on the Mount in which Jesus told many who will say to Him, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matt. 7:22-24)
Yvonne’s indictment doesn’t bother me a bit. I just look back to the introduction of the Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matt. 5: 11-12).
As much as I respect those who are faithful witnesses to the truth—and as much as I acknowledge there is strange fire in the charismatic movement and deception (and even heresy) in some camps in the body of Christ, we have to be extremely cautious in flippantly condemning someone to hell because they don’t agree with us.
When it comes to heresy we expose it and refuse to fellowship with those propagating it, but even then we don’t chase them down and persecute them. We pray that God will break in with light and expose the darkness that has clouded their minds. To take any other approach is simply a wrong spirit that could ultimately lead you into a deeper deception than the one you believe they are exposing. Amen.
Source: Jennifer LeClaire, A Message to Heresy Hunters Seeking Strange Fire Where There Is None, Jennifer LeClaire Ministries, https://www.jenniferleclaire.org/articles/a-message-to-heresy-hunters-seeking-strange-fire-where-there-is-none, Published 09/08/2013. Accessed 19/05/2017/.
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