NAR cult advocating Christians take the ‘mark of Christ’ or ‘mark of the beast’? (Updated)

New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) Apostle, Brian Simmons, spoke at Jubilee Church in Sydney, Australia back in 2015. Fini and Isi de Gersigny are the NARpostles of this apostolic center. During the service at Jubilee Church, Simmons encourages Christians to pray to receive not just power to move in the miraculous or to pray for fire to fall from heaven, he explicitly prays for them to have the “Mark of the Christ” on their “head and [their] hands.” He specifically prayed for this seal to be “on our forehead.”

Brian Simmons is the author of the NAR Bible, known as ‘The Passion Translation’. Simmons claimed to have received direct instruction, revelation and help from God to write this new bible, a wicked work that specifically advocates heresies found within the New Apostolic Reformation. Simmons and his NAR Passion Translation is being promoted in the biggest NAR cults around the world such as Hillsong and Bethel. Those endorsing the book can be seen here.

Dr. Michael Brown also claims Brian Simmons is “a great lover of the Word, a god-fearing man who reveres and loves the Word and has devoted more of his time to bible translation than most human beings you’ll ever, ever meet”. Brown calls it “passionate, vibrant, powerful and beautiful’ although “it’s not a translation but a paraphrase.” Read more of his endorsement of the NAR bible here.

Given that the Passion Translation completely re-writes the holy scriptures, even adding texts in order to prop up New Apostolic Reformation teachings, are we surprised to see NAR Apostle Michael Brown in reality giving his ‘imprimatur’ (authoritative approval) to both author and book? The same spirit that helped Simmons write the TPT is the same spirit that promoted Simmons’ aberrant preaching at Jubilee Church. It does not take a genius to make the connection that Simmons is calling the beast of revelations ‘Christ’ to receive it’s mark on people’s foreheads and hands. (Note: Brown also preached at this same church not long after Simmons gave this message.)

Brian Simmons Mark of the Christ-Beast

Simmons says:

“Unveil in us the living Christ! Unveil in us, the Glory of the Last Days! More Lord! More More! More Lord! Put the Mark of the Christ on us! Oh let the Mark of the Christ be upon our head and our hands. More! More! More! A seal of fire over our heart! More! More! We welcome the seal of God on our forehead!”

Source: Brian Simmons, Brian Simmons // Glory of the Last Days // Session 1 Part 2, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yMLyHzxqsg, Published by jubileechurchsydney on June 05, 2015. (Accessed July 22, 2018.) [56:35]

You can hear him say it below, encouraging people to lay hands on each other in the process.

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For more context, you can watch the entire sermon here. Please note that at the same time he was asking for the ‘Mark of Christ’ to be on people’s foreheads and hands, Simmons was asking his ‘deity’ to send fire from heaven to earth while calling an upcoming deified generation the ‘Greater Works Company’ that moves in great signs and wonders. (“Instead of praying for all the sick, we touch the wall of a hospital and everyone leaves healed.”)

CALLING SATAN THE HOLY SPIRIT:

NARpostle Brian Simmons completely rewrites Revelation, claiming we are the ones that will bring the apocalypse (35:35) and will manifest God on earth. But what is troubling is that he appears to be calling the anti-Christ, the demonic beast of Revelation, Jesus Christ. Everything that Simmons attributes to being of God sounds like this fiend:

“Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people, and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.” Revelations 13:11-18



JUST WHAT IS THE SEAL OF GOD?

 “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14

The seal of God is the promised Holy Spirit, given to those who put their trust in the finished work of Christ on the cross, for our redemption. Those who put their trust in the unholy message given by false teachers such as Brian Simmons, Michael Brown, Fini and Isi de Gersigny will certainly feel the promised ‘fire’ of God if they do not repent of their wickedness. God is clear that there is only one baptism into one body – but these people want you to be marked/sealed again by another spirit through a second baptism/death into another body.

They will be judged according to what they have done with God’s Word and His flock.

“Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done.Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:11-15


F4F | Is Brian Simmons Promoting the Mark of the Beast?

Ps. Chris Rosebrough from ‘Fighting For The Faith’ and Pirate Christian Media has added Brian Simmons and his ‘Mark of Christ?’ to the Dumpster File series on YouTube.


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Categories: Jubilee Church, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR)

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