In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus continually stressed how to point out evil and wicked false prophets and teachers (emphasis added).
“The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:35-37
Satan’servants aren’t even trying to hide their lawless behaviour to Christians in the church any more.
Senior editor of Charisma Jennifer LeClaire, wrote an article last year explaining how to spot a false apostle:
1. False apostles boast about themselves.
2. False apostles are merchandisers.
3. False apostles are deceitful workers.
However in this same article, she put up the following about herself (in case original link is pulled we have linked to google cache):
“Jennifer has written 25 books, including best-sellers. If you want to learn to write and get published, check out Jennifer’s Write Now courses. Click here.“
“Jennifer LeClaire is senior editor of Charisma. She is also director of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, co-founder of awakeningtv.com, on the leadership team of the New Breed Revival Network and author of several books, including The Next Great Move of God: An Appeal to Heaven for Spiritual Awakening; Mornings With the Holy Spirit, Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of God; The Making of a Prophet and Satan’s Deadly Trio: Defeating the Deceptions of Jezebel, Religion and Witchcraft. You can visit her website here. You can also join Jennifer on Facebook or follow her on Twitter. Jennifer’s Periscope handle is @propheticbooks.”
So if Jennifer claims someone is false because they are “boast about themselves” and “are merchandisers,” how does she want us to view her? More importantly, how does she want us to view Dr Michael Brown since he loves to boast about his titles, ventures and exploits while constantly promoting latest book whatever chance he gets on his radio show and websites? We clearly demonstrated he has lied about the NAR, his involvement in the NAR, his ‘Apostleship’ within the NAR and the connection between the Brownsville Revival and the Toronto Blessing’s John & Carol Arnott.
So according to LeClaire, Michael Brown is an ‘apostolic anomaly’. And remember, Michael Brown DEFENDS this woman.
NOTE: By confessing Apostles exist today by twisting Eph 4:11-14, proves LeClaire is a fraud who does not hear from God at all. Eph. 4:11-14 exposes the fact she a cult leader and advocate of the New Apostolic Reformation cult – a dangerous and destructive cult that demands you must submit to the infallible governance of modern-day apostles and prophets.
3 Sure Signs of a False Apostle
Since the 1990s, we’ve been witnessing the Lord restoring the office of the apostle to the church. Of course, the rise of true ministry gifts always prompts Satan to raise up a counterfeit anointing to pervert the pond.
The Bible warns of false apostles and I’ve certainly seen my fair share of them. But what does a false apostle look like? How do you recognize them? What does Scripture really say about these hucksters?
I decided to study this out after I saw several articles online arguing Paul, who wrote two-thirds of the New Testament, was a false apostle. Between such odd assertions and the number of people claiming to be apostles without any evident fruit, I set out like a good Berean to offer some truth on false apostles.
Yes, There Are Modern-Day Apostles
Before we get into the signs of a false apostle—and this is just part one in a series—let’s start off with a foundational scripture to set the stage. Eph. 4:11-14 makes the case for modern-day apostles:
“He gave some to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, for the equipping of the saints, for the work of service, and for the building up of the body of Christ, until we all come into the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, into a complete man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so we may no longer be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the trickery of men, by craftiness with deceitful scheming.”
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Nowhere in Scripture does it say Jesus stopped calling apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. (We’ll look more closely at the functions and purposes of apostles in another series, but I felt an urgency to start raising awareness of the biblical signs of false apostles this week.) I am not offering signs of false apostles based on my experience with them as that’s subjective and can start a witch hunt. The Bible has plenty to say on its own without inserting our opinions at this point.
Just as we find authentic apostles in the New Testament, Paul made it plain there were false apostles in his day—and there are still false apostles in our day. We’ll start our study exploring 2 Cor. 11. Note that just because someone has poor character does not make them a false minister, but false ministers have poor character.
1. False apostles boast about themselves. They are braggarts. Paul longed to impart spiritual gifts to help establish people in what God was calling them to do (Rom. 1:11). False apostles seek to puff themselves up in your eyes so they can get something from you rather than adding something to your life.
Paul wrote, “And I will continue doing what I am doing, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be found equal to us in what they boast about. For such are false apostles…” (2 Cor. 11:12-13).
Prov. 27:2 says, “Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.” Now, it’s absolutely legitimate to offer stories and testimonies of the power of God because it builds people’s faith. But false apostles are more interested in puffed up power stories that exalt themselves rather than glorifying Christ and building your faith in Him. It can be a fine line, but the line is there.
2. False apostles are merchandisers. What was Paul speaking about in 2 Cor. 11:12? What was he going to continue to do in order to cut off opportunity from the false apostles who wanted equal status with Paul and his true apostolic company? He was preaching the gospel free of charge.
“Did I commit a sin in abasing myself that you might be exalted, because I preached to you the gospel of God free of charge? I robbed other churches by accepting wages from them to serve you. 9 Furthermore, when I was present with you and was lacking, I was a burden to no one” (2 Cor. 11:7-9).
There is nothing wrong with receiving an offering for the work of the gospel. There is everything wrong when you begin fleecing the sheep to line your pockets for personal gain. There is nothing wrong with asking partners to help support your ministry. There is everything wrong with manipulating people for mammon.
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3. False apostles are deceitful workers. False apostles operate in deceit and align with those who operate in deceit. Just as there are companies of false prophets, there are networks of false apostles.
In context of those who brag and merchandise people, Paul wrote, “For such are false apostles and deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also disguise themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works” (2 Cor. 10:13-15).
The Greek word for “deceitful” in this verse means deceitful. False apostles are not people who take on a title without the gift, the calling or the fruit. They may be sincere and misguided—but that doesn’t make them false. False apostles are those who set out to deceive.
I pray that the Lord would sharpen your discernment in these last days, to recognize these deceitful workers; to avoid labeling the false as true and the true as false; and to rightly divide the word of truth, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Jennifer LeClaire is senior editor of Charisma. She is also director of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, co-founder of awakeningtv.com, on the leadership team of the New Breed Revival Network and author of several books, including The Next Great Move of God: An Appeal to Heaven for Spiritual Awakening; Mornings With the Holy Spirit, Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of God; The Making of a Prophet and Satan’s Deadly Trio: Defeating the Deceptions of Jezebel, Religion and Witchcraft. You can visit her website here. You can also join Jennifer on Facebook or follow her on Twitter. Jennifer’s Periscope handle is @propheticbooks.
Source: By Jennifer LeClaire, 3 Sure Signs of a False Apostle, JenniferLeClaire.Org, https://jenniferleclaire.org/articles/3-sure-signs-of-a-false-apostle, Published 21/03/2016. (06/07/2017.)
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