BRIAN HOUSTON AND HIS HILLSONG LEADERSHIP JUST DON’T GET IT.
Hillsong leadership still don’t understand the injustices they committed against Brett Sengstock and other victims. Brian Houston said the following from a prepared statement this Sunday (Januarry 31, 2022):
“… the board and I have been having detailed discussions around the requirements for leadership and we’ve talked about the effects of the situation with my father going back many years up to the legal case and the impact this has had on me emotionally.” [Video below at 2:25]
Notice – anything that has to do with Frank Houston is generally reflected back to Brian Houston’s ’emotional pain’. This is still not about the victims.
Brian and Bobbie Houston failed to grasp this. They all failed to report Frank Houston to police. To this day they have neglected to show any signs of compassion to the victims, especially Brett Sengstock and Peter Fowler.
STILL NO SAMARITAN. STILL NO SHEPHERD. STILL NO COMPASSION.
Brian Houston was in a unique position to show mercy and compassion towards the victims of his fathers crimes. However, the findings from the Royal Commission revealed that Brian Houston was not a ‘good Samaritan’ or ‘shepherd leaving the 99 to go after the one’. Ironically, when Brian Houston talks about this scandal – he still expects everyone else to show him mercy and compassion for the very thing he lacked towards his father’s victims.
The parable of the ‘Unforgiving Servant’ comes to mind. Although Jesus was talking about forgiveness in the parable of the ‘Unforgiving Servant’, hypocrisy in action led to the downfall of the ‘unforgiving servant’. Similar to Brian Houston, the servant in the parable asked for compassion when publicly exposed. But behind closed doors, the servant lacked compassion to those that really needed it.
The result? Judgment. Jail.
“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’
So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.” Mattew 18:23-35
Christ’s compassion has been shown to Brian – but Brian Houston to this day has still blatantly neglected to shepherd or show any form of compassion to the victims of his abusive father. Instead, Brian Houston apparently expects to be publicly heralded as a hero (and victim) of his actions and seeks compassion when he failed to show any at all to God’s sheep.
THE DEVIL IN THE PULPIT.
The victims continue to be ignored while Bobbie encourages the church to not look at the situation with Brian and the scandal at all. After the announcement of Brian stepping down for the year, Bobbie Houston had the audacity to make the claim that Jesus Christ spoke to her directly, making this satanic claim 16:08 (bottom video – emphasis added):
“I felt the Lord Jesus say back to me, “Bobbie. Talk to my Holy Spirit.” Why would ‘He’ say that? Why would he say that church? Because we know that praise shifts perspective. Praise shifts the burden…” [16:08]
Bobbie Houston then references John 14 to show how much she does not know the Christian faith at all in contrast to John 16:
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me [Jesus], for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” John 16:13
Whatever spoke to Bobbie was not Jesus. And the spirit that spoke back spoke was not the Holy Spirit.
Folks – this is the devil himself at work Hillsong. This is the ‘lawless one’, using Bobbie as an instrument to blindly ‘praise God’ (because all praise does is ‘shift perspective’). The scriptures clearly personifies satan as an angel of light as Hillsong used ‘worship’ to “shift perspective”:
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high;
I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.” Isaiah 14:12-15
Jesus Christ specifically mentions that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and points people to Jesus. Instead, this ‘spirit’ that Bobbie speaks to encourages Hillsong members to praise God in such a way that they turn a blind eye to the disgraceful sins of their leadership.
Bobbie Houston twisted a bunch of misquoted verses together on Jesus’s actions and words turning Hillsong listeners into ear-tickled goats:
“Listen to me church. No pandemic, no political system, no demon or principality, no plan hatched in hell is able to do that.” [23:40]
Bobbie then adds salt to the wound:
“These are the days for guarding heart like there was or there is no tomorrow. Your personal, individual heart and the collective heart of the body of Christ on the earth. I could camp there for awhile, but I’m not going to. But we actually have a responsibility as Christ’s followers on the Earth to protect the heart of the body- of the body of Christ, in a world that is going crazy.” [25:25]
Where is her heart for the victims? Where are Hillsong members “collective heart” for the victims? What responsibility to “protect the heart of the body of Christ”? So far – none can be found in Hillsong. Not one soul in Hillsong seems to have the capacity to reflect Jesus Christ’s love to the sexually abused victims of their founding ‘apostle’. This is hypocrisy in its finest – simply reflecting the antithesis of Jesus Christ’s love.
What is the outcome of the trajectory Bobbie Houston was using in the sermon? Her talk of ‘heart’ concluded with this:
“And if I may stand here and say, if there is one thing that this new decade is doing, this new decade we were plunged into, it is testing our hearts and it is testing our spirit man more than ever. You know, 2020, we all know it. 2020 unleashed a natural virus on the earth. But I think worse than that. 2020 unleashed somewhat of a heightened spiritual virus on the earth, on humanity with the intent to demoralize and destroy the human heart. The human spirit.” [28:16]
You know where this is going… she went straight to someone other than Jesus as our true shepherd):
“And again, if there is one prevailing truth that Pastor B, Pastor Brian has sewn into the very fabrics of Hillsong church, it is that we guard our hearts. It is a common theme. It is a common truth. It is a common encouragement and exhortation it matters so much. You know, it’s not by accident that we have language in this house. You might just be used to it, but it’s language that has been repeated all around the world, not by our own, not only by our church, but many others [language by the NAR cult]. It is so when we gather as a the heart and soul of our church, it’s called heart and soul for a reason. When we gather and we begin to gather around the mandate upon this house to make a difference on the earth and for us to live for a kingdom cause greater than ourselves, what language do we put around it?” [28:56]
Actually this is called apostasy. There is only one mandate – and that is the Great Commission. Hillsong create their own ‘mandates’ to suit the purposes of Hillsong leadership. If it’s a biblical practice, you do not have to invent language. Brian and Bobbie will make up nonsense like this. This sermon is nothing more than a form of ‘mind control’ to condition those attending Hillsong.
If you are not convinced Bobbie is a mouthpiece for the ‘lawless one’, she goes on to twist scripture to build up the lawless leadership of Hillsong. In similar fashion to Jim Jones, Bobbie Houston uses the same versus that all dangerous cults use to embolden their blind followers and to demonise those that have genuine concern.
“When we follow close on his heels, and when we follow within the shadow of his presence, no weapon formed against you will prosper because Christ is in you. And when Christ is in you, OK, the devil is not staring you down, the devil is staring Christ down. It is Christ in us that is the threat.” [32:42]
Reality check Bobbie – we are NOT Jesus. Believers have the Holy Spirit indwelling them.
Hillsong is no threat to the devil. Hillsong can’t even take down the threat of Tanya Levin. Furthermore, what is Bobbie insinuating when it’s the victims of their criminal founder and the criminal’s son who are seeking justice? Their abuses were side-lined and covered up by Brian. That makes them of the devil?
As stated – this sermon is about members DEFENDING Brian and Hillsong. She continues:
“And it is the Christ in us Hillsong church, if I may say, that is a threat to the enemy. And I’m just going to say it. This whole agenda against this house, this whole agenda against this church, do you know what? It is a spirit. It is an anti-Christ spirit fighting God – and it never goes well. It never goes well for the enemy.” [33:02]
That’s what Jim Jones said. It’s also very similar to what City Harvest Church leader Kong Hee said – and landed himself in jail. Nevertheless the laws of the nations that actually hold up natural forms of God’s justice prevail against those that think they are above any law. This is the whole reason why the media are after Hillsong – Hillsong have no grounds to claim they are a bible-believing church that represents Jesus Christ. They’ve had nearly 40 years to prove they are legitimate – and instead they’ve proven to be a house of lies, promising revival and divine healing since its inception. The Royal Commission simply exposed the spiritual rot (and one nasty rock spider hiding in their ranks).
Bobbie Houston is ‘appealing to snobbery’, an argument that creates ‘little elitists’ discouraging honest dialogue about why people have issues with Hillsong. She makes this very clear:
“If you are remotely fearful, uncertain about the times, Jesus! If Christ is in you, he is not going to let you go. And he is not going to let me go. And he’s not going to let my dear husband go.” [33:48]
But sadly they have always have been false teachers. To this day, we are yet to find a single sermon where they do not twist the Word of God. Jesus Christ says to such as these: “Depart from me you lawless ones, I do not know you” for they know not Jesus in any capacity or fear God at all in their arrogance to twist his Word to suit their lawless purposes.
Satan doesn’t need to come to anyone as a beast that roars. He will come to you as the ‘hero’ Brian Houston or the ‘loveable’ Bobbie Houston who have no problem elevating their desires above Christ’s Word. This entire service and sermon was bolstering the unbiblical ‘spiritual authority’ of their leadership tell everyone to praise their Jesus (and don’t look for the man Brian Houston behind the green curtain).
The Great and Powerful man of Oz has spoken!
It takes godly courage to stand up against these frauds. Sadly, you may struggle to find such courage among those attending Hillsong.
In case the announcement and sermon are pulled (as Hillsong have a tendency to protect their brand),
Here is the entire sermon:
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“Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?” Galatians 4:16