We alert our readers once more to Jen Hodge, from the Christalignment ‘ministry’, and her recent attack on discerning Christians who dare to speak out about her witchcraft and other occultic practices.
Jen Hodge wrote a hate piece against Christianity. She wrote,
“We have never experienced such hate as that coming from these Christians yet we deal regularly with witches, psychics and all manner of occult people.”
Jen Hodge reflected on how ‘sad these Christians all are who hate and oppose anyone in the NAR’. Unfortunately she cannot tell the difference between biblical discernment and hate. Many concerned Christians have tried to warn Ben Fitzgerald about his endorsement of his parents’ extreme occultic practices. However Jen Hodge, her husband and Ben refuse to heed these warnings. As a result of their refusal to repent, godly pastors are now warning gullible Christians to avoid this ‘ministry’, a ministry that claims to love Jesus but in reality loves the wicked works of the demonic.
From Jen Hodge’s perspective, discerning Christians who obey Jesus’ Word with love and faithfulness, are the ‘haters’ – and if they hold to God’s Word alone as the final authority, then they ‘despise most of the gifts of the Holy Spirit’. Sadly it’s Ben Fitzgerald’s gullible followers who embrace what Jen calls ‘unusual or out of the box’ experiences, ‘in other words – things from God that they just cannot explain or get their heads around’.
So what ‘unusual or out of the box’ experiences do Fitzgerald and his parents engage in?
Jen and Ken Hodge engage in crystal readings, tarot card readings, using ‘divine energy‘, occultism, rain dancing, spiritism and other New Age practices (see CWC archives). Bethel pastor Ben Fitzgerald the son of this practicing witch, is himself notorious for engaging in ‘sucking the powers of dead people from their graves’ (a form of necromancy known today as ‘gravesucking’).
Unfortunately there are some who assume Ben Fitzgerald and his parents are Christians. However be warned, ‘Christalignment’ is a demonic ministry that is not afraid to:
- Lie (even to Bethel pastors),
- Bully Christians,
- Engage in forbidden occultic practices that God forbids in His Word,
- Slander discerning Christians,
- Threaten to take Christians to court for daring to speak the truth about the Hodges.
They are not bearing fruit in keeping with repentance nor do they demonstrate any sign that the Spirit of Truth or the fruits of the spirit are in their ministries. Below is further proof that there is something seriously wrong with Ben Fitzgerald, his ministry and his relationship with his family.
CHRISTIANS INVENTED THE NAR?
On July 11, 2018, Ben Fitzgerald’s parents declared on Facebook that the NAR was “invented” by Christians who,
“… despise most of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, to strongly oppose Bethel church, Redding and anything remotely unusual or out of the box. In other words- things from God that they just cannot explain or get their heads around.”
It’s the work of the Spirit of Truth to give the born-again believer sound doctrine, a sound mind, self-control and the ability to reason, judge and discern that which is of God and that which is of the devil. The fact that Ken, Jen and Ben cannot tell the difference between the work of the Holy Spirit and the works of ‘familiar spirits’ is very revealing. It’s the demonic realm enticing them to engage in necromancy, fortune-telling and tapping into divine energies and powers. It’s Ben Fitzgerald and his parents who are attributing the powers of witchcraft to the power of God – and this is blasphemy.
In the Old Testament, God commanded Israel to stone these types of ‘evil-doers’ (Deuteronomy 17:2-7), and the Apostles in the New Testament warn the church to ‘expel [or purge] the wicked from among us’ (1 Corinthians 5:13).
SPEAKING THEIR FATHER’S NATIVE LANGUAGE.
Jesus declares He is the true Shepherd – He also states that the Pharisees were the false shepherds, thieves who came to rule over God’s sheep illegally, thieves who “came to steal, kill and destroy.” Jesus accused the Pharisees as being of ‘their father the devil’. When Jesus said those words, he was not engaging in ‘ad hominem’. Jesus accused them of stealing the truth of God’s Word from the people of God, of slandering and murdering God’s prophets. (Matthew 23).
Isaiah proclaimed, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20) – Jesus echoes this when He said, “When your vision is clear, your whole body also is full of light. But when it is poor, your body is full of darkness. Be careful, then, that the light within you is not darkness” (Luke 11:35).
When we look at the ‘ministry’ of the Hodges, Ben Fitzgerald and the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), we note that they are no different. They call that which is good, evil – while calling the darkness within them, light.
They justify their slander of discerning Christians as a form of Godly ‘evangelism’ in order to justify their own demonic practices. They claim they are being ‘persecuted’ when in reality it’s the discerning believers who are trying to call them to repentance.
When Jen Hodge falsely accuses (see FB comments) godly men like Chris Rosebrough, a Lutheran pastor, and JD Hall a Baptist pastor, of inventing the term ‘NAR’ and painting them as extremely cold and religious ‘Calvinists and reformists’, you know you are dealing with a theologically ignorant woman who has not done any serious checking of her sources. And even more disturbing? Her son, Ben Fitzgerald, should know better.
Ben Fitzgerald was sent out from Bethel, Redding as a pastor by Bill Johnson. Johnson is a leading New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) Apostle of this cult, acknowledged by NAR Apostle Randy Clark as an Apostle in their ‘Apostolic Network’. Bill Johnson is also acknowledged as an apostle of the New Apostolic Reformation by the late leader of the NAR C. Peter Wagner, in 2008 at Todd Bentley’s alignment ceremony.
Johnson is also recognized as an Apostle by Wagner’s leading NAR organizations around the world such as the International Coalition of Apostolic Leaders, and the Wagner Leadership Institute, both organizations actively promoting the agenda of the NAR:
This is the same Apostle Bill Johnson who ‘knighted’ Ben Fitzgerald in ‘a commissioning ceremony where graduates [were] being released into the service of Joel’s Army.’ If it is not enough that Ben Fitzgerald and the Hodges submit themselves to the Apostolic authorities in the NAR under Apostle Bill Johnson, they also submit themselves under the NAR Apostolic Network known as ‘Australian Christian Churches’, founded by Apostle Brian Houston and praised by Apostle David Cartledge and the head of the NAR, Apostle C. Peter Wagner.
So is Ben Fitzgerald aware of his mother’s comment on social media? If so, why isn’t he telling her the truth about the NAR cult they are all so deeply entrenched in? If he had any deep spiritual concern for his mother, he would point her to the fact that the very people she claims are her spiritual ‘role models’ are themselves very high profile ‘apostolic leaders’ in the NAR.
The Hodges have nothing godly to offer. While they are busy deceiving their ‘New Age’ followers, true believers are about their Father’s business, spreading the true gospel of redemption through Christ and His finished work on the cross for our sin.
No tarot cards, divine energy, rain dancing, gem stone readings
or fortune telling needed.
Christians are not called to ‘awaken Australia’ through these pagan methods, Christians are called, through the Great Commission, to make disciples.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
Below is the transcript of the facebook post. Read everything she said in context here:
“While we are away, just reflecting on how tragically sad these Christians all are who hate and oppose anyone in the “ NAR”
This is not even a real term. It was invented by Calvinists and reformists. It’s used now by anyone wanting to despise most of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, to strongly oppose Bethel church, Redding and anything remotely unusual or out of the box. In other words- things from God that they just cannot explain or get their heads around. We have never experienced such hate as that coming from these Christians yet we deal regularly with witches, psychics and all manner of occult people. We just feel so sorry for those who oppose NAR. You are seriously missing out on so much from a God who is love not hate. They are also a hinderance to Awakening Australia. Shame.”
Source: KenandJenny Hodge, FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2131222836905938&set=a.346326465395593.94535.100000547270561&type=3, Published July 11, 2018. (Accessed July 11, 2018.)
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