Bethel and their ‘apostolic grave-sucking culture’ still continues.

‘Grave-sucking, or ‘grave-soaking’, is a process by which someone lays on the grave of a deceased Christian in order to absorb their mantle or anointing.’ According to Apostle Bill Johnson’s wife Beni Johnson, grave-sucking is ‘what I do’.

In other words, this occultic practice is promoted from the top down, not from the bottom up.

Recently a post demonstrating ‘grave-sucking’ was put up on Facebook by Jeff Jansen and we are aware that Apostle Bill Johnson has worked alongside the apostolic ministry of Jeff Jansen for over a decade. What makes them both so dangerous is that they believe in a false pneumatology of the Holy Spirit. For instance, in 2008 Jansen and Johnson were advertised on the NAR Elijah List group:

“Abba Loves You!
Supernatural Equipping for Fathering the Glory Generation

Prophetic Conference with Bill Johnson, Bob Jones, Bobby Conner, Georgian Banov, Jeff Jansen, and worship with David Ruis

Father’s Day weekend June 12-14
Jubilee Christian Center,
San Jose, CA”

Source: [Archive]

If Bill Johnson and Jeff Jansen are equipping the ‘Glory Generation’, then (according to Bob Jones’ theology) they are ‘end-time apostles’ equipping a generation to be ‘gods in human flesh’ to judge, conquer and take over the world for the glory of God. And according to Bill Johnson, Jansen has a solid grasp of the Holy Spirit and the glory of God:

“Jeff [Jansen] … provides us with valuable tools on having a renewed mind and how our thanksgiving and high praise attract the realm of Glory. This book will challenge you to go after greater levels of supernatural experiences and a greater infilling of the Holy Spirit.” – Bill Johnson, Bethel Church, Redding, CA Senior Pastor

Source: [Archive]

This is a book that claims, “Get ready to receive downloads of revelation and impartation as you plunge into Glory Rising!”

It should come as no surprise that just as we see in the culture of Bethel from the top down, to access this ‘glory’ and supernatural power of ‘Holy Spirit’, Jeff Jansen engages in grave-sucking. Below is the video Jeff Jansen uploaded up on his Facebook wall, where he’s seen sucking up William Branham’s ‘anointing’ to supposedly ‘impart’ this ‘power’ to people.

“WILLIAM BRANHAM IMPARTATION at his resting place in Jeffersonville Indiana – SUPERNATURAL”

Source: Jeff Jansen, FaceBook,, Published 27 December, 2016. (Accessed April 09, 2019.)

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Why would Jansen be proud to receive an ‘impartation’ from William Branham, the man responsible for helping birth one of the worst doomsday cults on the planet, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of people at Jonestown? It was William Branham’s false theology and ‘prophetic’ writings that strongly influenced cult-leader and murderer Jim Jones.

And what does Bill Johnson have in common with William Branham? They are both recognised as ‘fathers’ in both the New Order of the Latter Rain and the New Apostolic Reformation. What’s unsettling about all this, just as those who never questioned the cult leader Jim Jones, it seems few will question the ‘apostolic’ ministries of Bill Johnson and Jeff Jansen. While we don’t suggest that Johnson or Jansen will ‘murder’ their followers, ultimately unless they and their gullible followers repent of the ‘Kool-Aid’ they distribute, they will be spiritually destroyed.

May we never forget what scripture says about these wolves who claim the name of God to further themselves:

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.  And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.  And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” 2 Peter 2:1-3

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