While researching Todd Bentley, we came across some interesting information regarding popular NAR Apostle and Prophet Patricia King.
This article examines her change of names from two sources – one from Charisma News and two from The Elijah List.
In a 2004 Charisma article titled, ‘Canadian Evangelist Takes Prophetic Ministry to the Extreme‘, they report Patricia King changed her name “from Pat Cocking” because “her ministry began receiving obscene messages.” We examine this claim further down.
On The Elijah List, clarification about this name change is given with Steve Shultz writing an excerpt in an article titled ‘Prophetic Name Change from Pat Cocking to Pat Coking‘ addressing the confusion over Pat Cocking’s new name.
“We actually have had a large number of people who are concerned that we are misspelling Pat Coking’s name. Rather than answer each of you individually, let me inform you that she is changing intentionally the spelling of her name. See her note below. You can support Pat’s ministry and THE ELIJAH LIST, all at the same time, by purchasing her awesome Tape Set and/or corresponding study guide called The Glory School – Experiencing Realms of Heavenly Glory – With Pat Coking as teacher.
The Elijah list
Patricia King wrote the following within the article:
At the end of January, the Lord began to speak to me about a prophetic name change from Pat Cocking to Pat Coking (or co-king). I sensed that the body of Christ was entering a season of revelation concerning our co-reigning position with Christ (we are kings and priests unto Him — Rev 1 and 5) and that the name change reflected this position.
Ron and I prayed into it, but didn’t move on it at that time.
In February, we were called to produce the Extreme Prophetic Television program. The focus audience was the unsaved. The Lord impressed me that the name “Cocking” due to the enormous amount of internet perversion could be used in a derogatory way by the unsaved and deter them from hearing the gospel. We, as a ministry, are focusing on the harvest right now and are scheduled to go into two major prisons within the next few months. We began to see the clearer purpose of the public name change for the coming season of harvest.
We came into official agreement concerning the name change a few weeks ago and since that time have been receiving an enormous amount of emails with part of our name used in a perverted way in the subject line as well as receiving perverted phone calls into our ministry — this has never happened before! We feel the urgency to make the change, so we are officially changing my name and email address as of today. Our name is still legally “Cocking” but my name for public and ministry use will be “Coking.”
Thank you for changing your records and for praying for an easy transition for our friends and ministry associates. It will take us a number of months to change tape labels, manual covers etc.
Already we are seeing two different explanations.
Charisma reported Patricia King saying in 2004 that “God led her to change her name from Pat Cocking last year after her ministry began receiving obscene messages,” while the previous year, Patricia claimed, “the Lord began to speak to me about a prophetic name change from Pat Cocking to Pat Coking (or co-king)” before she received obscene messages.
However, in another Elijah List article in September 2003, this story changed again. We now focus the rest of the article from the September 2003 Elijah List article, highlighting the problematic testimony of Patricia King claiming God wanting to change her name twice.
FROM PAT COCKING TO PAT COKING
Her original name was Pat Cocking. However, Patricia King claimed that at the end of January 2003, “the Lord spoke very strongly to my heart about a prophetic name change. The change was to be from Pat Cocking to Pat Coking.”
Patricia King claims God wanted to change her last name to Coking (co-king), because “He spoke to me concerning the prophetic value of the change regarding the vision of the Body coming into “co-ruling” with Him.”
NAME CHANGE TO REFLECT NAR DOMINIONIST HERESY
This is the classic NAR sonship heresy, a heresy where by ‘spiritual baptism’, we are born to manifest as sons of God (little gods), ruling with the same authority, dominion and power as Jesus Christ Himself.
Patricia King stated (emphasis added),
“When I submitted it to my husband and team, they had a witness as to the change but many of them felt that it should be Patricia King and not Pat Coking. I sensed a bit of a witness on it but could not get the final witness to go ahead with Patricia King. I explained to them that I might end up with Patricia King, but that I felt the Lord had something to proclaim in the “co-king” revelation for the Body — a call to a higher place in Him, manifesting His dominion in the earth.”
In other words, Patricia’s name was to reflect her heretical Latter Rain dominionist heresy. To confirm that God was in the name change, King claimed that after she “officially made the name change, we began to be inundated with unclean and perverted emails using our name “cocking” in a very derogatory and disturbing way… It seemed to my heart to be a further witness on the timing of the change, especially as we were launching into secular television.”
There is nothing in the article below to suggest that God wanted her to change her name because of any sexual innuendos.
FROM PAT COKING TO PATRICIA KING
Apparently God changed His mind again. Patricia King’s team members approached her feeling “very strongly that the ministry name for the next season was to be Patricia King and not Pat Coking.” In August, Patricia claimed she was “visited by the Lord with a revelation on the progression of the name change from Pat Coking to Patricia King.”
NAME CHANGE EXPOSES KING PROGRESSING FROM BAD TO WORSE
The scriptures are clear that those in Christ “are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another” while “evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse”. In this case, Patricia King claims God told her to change her heretical dominionist name to an even more heretical name.
Patricia explains why God wanted her name to be changed from Coking to King:
“… the Lord spoke to my heart regarding the transition in the Body of Christ from “co-laboring/ruling” to “Bridal Rule”. Bridal rule is a dominion that flows from the deepest, most intimate place in covenant love that can be secured — the Bride of The King! This is a very different picture than a “co-laborer”…..and it is what we, the church are called to in this hour.”
King claimed this entire naming process was ‘intercessory progression’ and a ‘prophetic intercessory act’. Although King claimed the Lord spoke very strongly to her heart about a prophetic name change from Pat Cocking to Pat Coking, although King claimed that God changed His mind again for her to be called Patricia King, this NARpostle confessed that she,
“should have possibly used the “Pat Coking” name only between the Lord and myself (and perhaps my team and close friends) as I walked through the prophetic/intercessory call and then launched into the public name change of Patricia King.”
But if she just called herself Pat Coking between the Lord and herself, wouldn’t she be rejecting the Lord’s declaration and instruction on what she needed to be called publicly for public ministry?
In revealing this inward dialogue between her and her ‘god’, Patricia King is highlighting not only how delusional she is, she is inferring how divine her spiritual office and walk is with her ‘god’. It is therefore important to consider the implications of her article.
When we read in the bible how God changed the names of great biblical heroes of the faith, Abraham, Peter and Paul, what are we to conclude about Patricia King? How much greater is Patricia King for being called and having her name changed twice?
This is not virtue signalling – this is apostolic signaling, which is why this woman is not only delusional but dangerous.
Read her entire explanation of her name change below.
Excerpt from ‘The Bride Will Acknowledge Her ‘Third Heaven Position'” from the ElijahList,
AN EXPLANATION AND AN APOLOGY CONCERNING MY NAME CHANGE FROM PAT COKING TO PATRICIA KING
A number of you have emailed me concerning my second name change, now to Patricia King. Many of you have confirmed the name change and had seen it in your spirit even before it happened and others of you have written letters of love, concern and constructive criticism. I am thankful for all of your input and appreciate the time that you take to write.
I believe that I have probably made a big mistake that I wish to apologize for and I know that you deserve an explanation, so in the following words I will help to inform you to the best of my ability concerning the processes that I have walked through this last year. I am going to in openness and vulnerability allow you into this part of my life and heart.
At the end of January 2003, I had just completed the most intense warfare season in my entire ministry. I was actually contemplating taking a year’s sabbatical in order to engage in prayer for at least a twelve month period. My accountability team could not get a witness on this. In fact, they believed there was going to be an escalation of public ministry. We prayed into it, received confirmation and so I laid down my desire for the sabbatical and asked the Lord for supernatural strength for the next part of the journey.
CALL FOR A NAME CHANGE
As I prepared to move into the next season, the Lord spoke very strongly to my heart about a prophetic name change. The change was to be from Pat Cocking to Pat Coking. He spoke to me concerning the prophetic value of the change regarding the vision of the Body coming into “co-ruling” with Him. It felt very clear to me. When I submitted it to my husband and team, they had a witness as to the change but many of them felt that it should be Patricia King and not Pat Coking. I sensed a bit of a witness on it but could not get the final witness to go ahead with Patricia King. I explained to them that I might end up with Patricia King, but that I felt the Lord had something to proclaim in the “co-king” revelation for the Body — a call to a higher place in Him, manifesting His dominion in the earth. After sharing their thoughts, they graciously released me to obey my nudging. My husband was in complete favor of me doing this.
It was interesting, because after I officially made the name change, we began to be inundated with unclean and perverted emails using our name “cocking” in a very derogatory and disturbing way and we even received obscene phone calls into the office. This had never, ever happened to us before. It seemed to my heart to be a further witness on the timing of the change, especially as we were launching into secular television. (By the way, I LOVE my married name, “Cocking” and I am proud to claim it.)
In March we filmed our first programs of Extreme Prophetic as an intercessory act of calling the Body of Christ into radical prophetic expressions on the air waves. I had never had any ambition for television ministry in the past, but it was a strong mandate from the Lord to film in Hollywood (the jugular for the Babylonian spirit in the area of filming/television etc) and to air it in Vegas in June. I did so under the Coking name. It all went better than we had ever anticipated in every respect.
Our team was mandated to continue producing and airing programs to be aired on Christian and secular television as an outreach unto Harvest. It was at this time that a number of team members approached me on my name and felt very strongly that the ministry name for the next season was to be Patricia King and not Pat Coking. At first I wrestled, because I did not have a witness that the season for “Pat Coking” was finished. I didn’t sense that it was the time yet to transition into “King”, but, in May/June, I agreed to go ahead with their advice.
JULY/AUGUST 2003 — a revelation
In August, I was visited by the Lord with a revelation on the progression of the name change from Pat Coking to Patricia King. It was very personal and I will not go into all the details, but in a nutshell, the Lord spoke to my heart regarding the transition in the Body of Christ from “co-laboring/ruling” to “Bridal Rule”. Bridal rule is a dominion that flows from the deepest, most intimate place in covenant love that can be secured — the Bride of The King! This is a very different picture than a “co-laborer”…..and it is what we, the church are called to in this hour. I wept and was deeply and profoundly touched at this time.
My given name at birth was PATRICIA. It means “noble one” or “of nobility”. I believe the Lord has asked me to use my full name as a prophetic statement of His call on the Body of Christ as His “noble ones” and KING as a bridal identification of His kingship and dominion in the earth through His church.
I believe that the progression of the name change was indeed a true prophetic intercessory act as I have been calling the Body into identification with co-ruling and bridal rule but that I should have taken longer to listen to the team’s revelations regarding the change. In hindsight (which is always better than foresight), I believe that I should have possibly used the “Pat Coking” name only between the Lord and myself (and perhaps my team and close friends) as I walked through the prophetic/intercessory call and then launched into the public name change of Patricia King. That way, there would have been only one change and yet I would have still been faithful to the intercessory progression.
I am deeply sorry for any way that I have offended any of you with this process. My heart has always been to walk in obedience. For any way that I have been a stumbling block to you and made room for offense, I am deeply sorry and I ask your forgiveness. Please receive my humble apology.
I will begin to publicly use the name Patricia King on a full time basis as of October 1, 2003. Could you please change this in your files.
Could I ask you to keep this transition bathed in prayer. I don’t want people to be hurt or offended because of my lack of sensitivity. May the grace and mercy of the Lord cover this. Your prayers mean a great deal to me.
Thanks for reading through these details. I really do appreciate and love you — in fact the entire Body of Christ. I am looking forward to joining you in the harvest season. I can hardly wait to see the multitudes flooding in to the Kingdom. We can do it church.
My husband Ron sends his blessings to you with this letter and wants to assure you that he is completely fine with the change. It was all done with his support and agreement.
Continue exalting the King. He is worthy!!!!!
Source: Patricia King, “The Bride Will Acknowledge Her ‘Third Heaven Position'”, ElijahList, http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=1687, Published September 29, 2003. (Accessed July 13, 2018.) [Archive]
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