Magic shows are becoming popular again. And one of the most "secret" aspects of magic is that things are never what they truly appear to be. Although entertaining to many people it brings the phrase "smoke and mirrors" to life. In fact this phrase comes from the magicians and illusionist that used real smoke and mirrors to fool their audiences. Smoke and mirrors simply put is a way to deceive the audience in to believing one thing while concealing and hiding the truth. Hiding the truth is important because if people are no longer deceived the magic show is over.
Well it is time for the Magic Show to come to an end in the church. The non-stop entertainment, soulish "preaching", constant distractions and smoke and mirrors in the church is downright sad. I have never seen a day when people seemed to be mesmerized and under a "magic spell" completely infatuated with their favorite ministry leaders. Awhile back I released a prophetic warning about cults and cult leaders becoming more prominent again. As of today we are prime for this to begin happening on a large scale. Right now we see people changing their last name to the name of their leader and many act as if its totally normal. I am well aware that many will read this warning and scoff just like many scoffed when warned to stop following Jim Jones. A love for anyone should not cause you to become blind and unable to accept truth.
A few weeks back I had a dream about apostles handing out tarot cards to the people. But even before this dream I have been warning people that many of their favorite apostles and prophets are operating from a familiar spirit. Cued "falling on the altar", rehearsed praise breaks, fake prophecies, false testimonies to provoke financial giving and the list goes on. I even had a dream of apostles releasing full blown heresy through books. You can't blindly amen stuff just because you like a person or follow their ministry. What will it take for people to wake up and run to God? It grieves me deeply that people have become addicted and reliant on ministry gifts. 5-fold ministers are NOT a replacement for you being connected with your Heavenly Father. They have a purpose but being "GOD" is not the purpose.
How long will we see the next big conference as our breakthrough while negating personal time in fasting and prayer? How long will we spend all of our time and our money trying to be equipped to be a prophet to the nations while neglecting our marriage and families (only to blame the devil)? How long will we sit on FB live while never opening our bibles? How long do we act like Jesus Himself spoke to us as we shriek with excitement because our fave preacher is hosting another event? How long will we go from state to state following all 30 of spiritual parents around the nation while faithfully missing bible study, corporate prayer and weekly corporate worship gatherings?
I understand that many people desire to be seen and heard and feel that in order for God to use them they must connect with a popular voice. But if God has a plan for your life man alone cannot get you there and man alone cannot keep you from there. The buzz word right now is "platform" but please know every platform is not righteous so don't just look at the size of the platform. We have to want God and to please Him more than anything else. There are a lot of platforms and ministries that God dismissed a LONG time ago but because people are well known we continue to follow them and book them even though they exhibit irate behavior, openly and repeatedly engage in sexual sin, teach things that go against scripture and use fear tactics to control people. We can no longer be so in love with a person's gifts that we overlook a landfill of sin and ungodliness in their life. Never forget people can be used of God and still go to a burning hell.
Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
Its time for the body of Christ to WAKE UP + sober up! We have been intoxicated by the smoke and mirrors of man for far too long. Even though I am an author of several books if you don't read your bible don't buy or read another book until you become learned in the Word of God. Social media is great but clicking like and sending money through paypal and ca$happ will never replace having a church home. The things that I am seeing are sad and also infuriating. Its infuriating because these ungodly leaders know exactly what they are doing by using ministry as a stream of income, tricking the gullible, teaching new age practices, and releasing confusion in the body of Christ.
I listen to people all the time praying against witches and warlocks well there has never been a better time for them to infiltrate in the church all you have to say is inner healing, prophecy, prophet, apostle, prophetic dreams and so forth and people throw caution to the wind and sit at the feet of these people. We have people in the church burning sage, reading palms, calling themselves Christian psychics,smearing, using crystals and so forth. I have never seen a day where people don't have to work as hard to sneak with their trickery anymore its more in the open than before. A friend of mine said that to sneak means there is a standard. So if people feel free to openly practice sin in ministry, use "angel cards", teach on spirit guides and so forth it indicates overall the church no longer has a standard.
In 2018 I can say that we have created a generation of churchy people that do not know God or His word. In the past there was an emphasis on teaching against the spirit of religion without balance. So we now have a generation that see holiness, righteousness etc as being religious. Having any type of biblical standard is religious and for many prophecy is more important than the written word of God. But if they had read the word they would know it is prophecy! There is a long line of people that want to get in the flow and be used by God because its popular and fun but they just don't want God.....................................................................
If you are reading this I dare you to unplug from the matrix and spend time fasting and praying while getting into God's Word. I dare you to be committed and serve faithfully in a local assembly. I dare you to ask Him what He is saying for your life. I dare you to walk away from the Magic Show just like I did!