EYEWITNESS TO REVIVAL: Satan always tries to stop Revival with Witchcraft, Counterfeits Supplanters, and Dead Men’s Bones

EYEWITNESS TO REVIVAL: Satan always tries to stop True Revival with Witchcraft, Counterfeits, Deceivers, Supplanters, and Dead Men’s Bones. I told you about this in the book “killing idols for revival.”

EYEWITNESS To REVIVAL
-Frank Bartleman

The Lord will visit those willing to yield to Him.
We must keep humble and little in our own eyes. Let us get built
up by a sense of our own importance and we are gone.

God has always sought humble people. He can use no other.
There is much need always of heart preparation, in humility and
separation, before God can consistently come. The depth of any
revival will be determined exactly by the spirit of repentance that
obtains. In fact this is the key to every true revival born of God.

One evening, July 3, I felt strongly impressed to go the little
Peniel Hall in Pasadena to pray. There I found Brother Boehmer
ahead of me. He had also being led of God to the hall. We prayed
for a spirit of revival for Pasadena until the burden became well
nigh unbearable… The Spirit was interceding through us. Finally
the burden left us. After a little time of quiet waiting a great calm
settled down upon us. Then suddenly, without premonition, the
Lord Jesus himself revealed himself to us. He seemed to stand
directly between us, so close we could have reached out our
hand and touched Him. But we did not dare to move. I could
not even look. In fact I seemed all spirit. His presence seemed
more real, if possible, than if I could have seen and touched Him
naturally. I forgot I had eyes or ears. My spirit recognized Him.
A heaven of divine love filled and thrilled my soul. Burning fire
went through me. In fact my whole being seemed to flow down
before Him, like wax before the fire. I lost all consciousness of
time or space, being conscious only of His wonderful presence.
I worshipped at His feet. It seemed a veritable “mount of
transfiguration.”

For some time He remained with us. Then slowly He withdrew
His presence. We would have been there yet had He not withdrawn.
I could not doubt His reality after that experience. Brother Boehmer
experienced largely the same thing. We had lost all consciousness
of each other´s presence while He remained with us. We were
almost afraid to speak or breathe when we came back to our
surroundings.

He had come to strengthen and assure us for His service. We knew
now we were workers with Him, fellowshippers of His sufferings,
in the ministry of “soul travail.” Real soul travail is just as definite
in the spirit, as natural human birth-pangs. The simile is almost
perfect in its sameness. No soul is ever born without this. All true
revivals of salvation come this way.

I received from God early in 1905 the following keynote to revival:
“The depth of revival will be determined exactly by the depth of
the spirit of repentance.”

“A revival almost always begins among the laity [ordinary common
people not trained in theology or holding any rank in the church].
The ecclesiastical leaders seldom welcome reformation. History
repeats itself. The present leaders are too comfortably situated
as a rule to desire innovation that might require sacrifice on their
part. And God´s fire only falls on sacrifice. An empty altar receives
no fire. Cold intellectualism, formal ecclesiasticism, and priestly
domination are altogether outside the genius of the Gospel.
Thank God there are exceptions among the leaders. But we
are saved to serve. The true minister is a servant.”

A body must be prepared, in repentance and humility, for every
outpouring of the Spirit.

“The present Pentecostal manifestation did not break out in a
moment, like a huge prairie fire, and set the world on fire. In fact
no work of God ever appears that way. There is a necessary time
for preparation. The finished article is not realized at the beginning.
Men may wonder where it came from, not being conscious of the
preparation, but there is always such. Every movement of the
Spirit of God must also run the gauntlet of the devil´s forces. The
Dragon stands before the bearing mother, ready to swallow up
her child (Rev. 12:4). And so with the present Pentecostal work
in its beginning. The enemy did much counterfeiting. God kept
the young child well hid for a season from the Herods, until it
could gain strength and discernment to resist them. The flame
was guarded jealously by the hand of the Lord, from the winds
of criticism, jealousy, unbelief, etc. It went through about the
same experiences that all revivals have. Its foes were both
inside and out. Both Luther and Wesley experienced the same
difficulties in their time.

-From ‘Azusa Street’ by Frank Bartleman. [A wonderful book!!]

Give Up Your Life to Save Others!

Every Elijah has an Ahab and Jezebel that wants to replace you and kill you. Every John the Baptist has a Herod and Herodias that wants to chop your head off so you can’t speak. PREACH THE WORD ANYWAY! Give Up Your Life to Save Others!

Abominable Prayers – The Art of Witchcraft

God always moves through the Word. Its the Word that brings results. God answers 95% of our prayers with a Word. When we reject that word – or the messenger that brings the word of the Lord that is answer to our prayers – which will bring the results that we pray for… Then we waste our own time with abominable prayers. How long will we pray for a move of God in our city and then reject the word of God to our city? How long will we pray for this generation but then refuse to give them the pure word from the mouth of God, because we haven’t obeyed the pure word from the mouth of God ourselves?

When you diligently labor and work hard to do everything except obey God’s voice, even your prayers are an abomination.

Proverbs 28:9
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Supplanters – The Art of Witchcraft

Jeremiah 9:3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.
4 Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant , and every neighbour will walk with slanders.
5 And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity .

Notice the hatred of truth and the love of evil, lies, and iniquity that surrounds people who seek to “supplant.”

To “supplant” is to use treachery, slander, trickery, or force to uproot or replace or substitute someone or something from their place and take their place.

sup·plant
Pronunciation: \sə-ˈplant\
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French supplanter, from Latin supplantare to trip up, cause to stumble, from sub- + planta sole of the foot — more at place
Date: 14th century
1 : to supersede (another) especially by force or treachery 2 a (1) obsolete : uproot (2) : to eradicate and supply a substitute for b : to take the place of and serve as a substitute for especially by reason of superior excellence or power
synonyms See Synonym Discussion at replace

Work of the Spirit vs Work of the Flesh

A vision from God and a good idea are two totally different things with two totally different results.

Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Dangerous

It’s so dangerous to come against the Word of the Lord. The consequences can be endless and effect an entire city, culture, generation, or society.

Lecrae finally admits that what he’s doing now is totally different than when he started serving Jesus Christ

Lecrae finally admits that what he’s doing now is totally different than when he started serving Jesus Christ

This is a response to a question from a 12 year old young man… and its addressed to many young people who don’t understand the difference between true evangelism and counterfeit evangelism, and why we have to take a stand against the counterfeit. I say this because this writing is not a personal attack, it is spiritual protection for this generation that is called to seek His face (Psalm 24).

First, let’s look at this interview about Lecrae being the “Number One Christian Rapper in the Universe”:

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/we-interviewed-lecrae-the-number-one-christian-rapper-in-the-universe

You talk a lot about how you’ve matured in your thinking and your craft. I’m curious if the old Lecrae would be disappointed in the new Lecrae.
For sure he would. [Laughs]

In what way?
“Aw man you’re selling out. You’ve fallen off man.” I’m sure that would be the way my old self would think about it.

I would just sit my young self down and have a calm conversation articulating the reasons why I’m doing what I’m doing, and try to point out some of the self-righteous areas in my young self’s life. Hopefully it would be a good conversation.”

First off, in this public interview, Lecrae says that his “old self” (not his life of sin, but his first four or five albums of Christ-centered ministry) was just self-righteous ignorance, in need of a good calm conversation.

First problem- he has 2 selfs. Not an unsaved self, and a new man in Christ – but a saved self-righteous self, then a newer, more “mature” saved self that can do the opposite of his first-saved self.

So since in his mind he has two different “selves” in Christ – if you really want to discern or evaluate the difference between the two this is what you need to do:

Think for yourself, and with an open bible. Ignore Award Shows, Sales, Crowds and men’s opinions.

Listen to his first four albums. Were Lecrae’s original teachings teaching you how to be self-righteous, or was He teaching you to follow Christ and love Him with your whole heart?

In his first four albums was he reaching you with self-righteous ignorance, or with holiness and revealing truth?

Whatever you decide, it’s clear that even he sees two different “self’s”. What is also clear is that both versions of Lecrae can’t be right. One has to be in truth, and the other has to be in error.

If what he was doing before was nothing but self-righteous ignorance, then make a decision to repent for supporting it. Self-righteousness is filthy, unfruitful, and it makes those that follow it twice-as-hell bound as the hypocrites that do it (Matthew 23:15). If you supported it or followed it, you were or are headed to destruction, if it was self-righteous hypocrisy.

If its not – then what is he doing now?

If he is so clearly contradicting with his current actions the message of holiness and authentic evangelism in his first four or five albums, what does that say to you? Now that he has “matured” into doing the opposite of what he said in his first four albums, what decision do you make? If he can partner with unbelievers when the bible clearly says don’t fellowship in ministry with unbelievers (2 Corinthians 6), which self is correct?

What does that say to young Christians who don’t know any better, and don’t know their bible yet? What kind of example is he setting to the 13 year old who is inspired by his talent level? Should we all avoid holiness and try our best to get our message watered down and approved by unbelievers?

Do we all get to graduate from sanctification (being separate from the world’s false ministries and ways) one day?

Or is it only if we are really talented that we get to dive back into babylon (the world’s ways and ministries) without consequences?

These are important things to think about, and the spiritual influence of yet another generation is at stake.

Whatever you decide to think about this issue, make sure it’s cool with GOD, not with facebook; make sure its based on the bible, not twitter followers, internet interviews and album sales.

More things to think about:

Believe it or not, there are multi-generational spiritual consequences to substituting holiness for mixture. Ask any famous “gospel music family.” The devil gives you what you don’t need so that he can steal what you already have, only if you let him lie and tell you that God is not enough. The talent that God gave you plus the Word of God and Holy Spirit is more than enough for you to evangelize and disciple and change the world. The “fruit” of disobedience is always spiritual destruction, even if it starts out with fame and takes 30 years for the blood on your hands to show up.

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. 7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. 8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

Consequences of “Maturing” into Disobedience:

Revelations 2:4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Don’t You Know that Friendship with The World is Enmity with God, and that the Holy Ghost zealously desires to possess ALL of your souls, more and more… not less and less? :

James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

People don’t want to understand the error of Balaam, even though it’s mentioned several times in the 1st and 2nd testament. Balaam said everything correctly, and even prophesied about Jesus thousands of years before Jesus came. Yet Balaam was STILL a false prophet not because of what he SAID, but because of who he partnered with, and how his wicked partnership used him to learn how to put a stumbling-block before God’s people.

Read Numbers 22, Jude, 1 Peter, and Revelations 2.

People love counterfeit evangelism because they reject the Holy Ghost, who gives you the power to Be a WITNESS A.k.a Living Martyr. i.e. real evangelist… so they water down (corrupt) the gospel to spread their influence, and call it evangelism.

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

If grace builds you up and makes you sanctified (set apart from the world), why do people use grace to justify themselves doing whatever they want?

Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

Know this: No matter how young or old you are, there is infinitely more spiritual fruit and “fruit that remains” in obedience than there is in clever and talented disobedience. God is not mocked.

Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.

Finally, can anyone show me an example in the Word of God where Jesus partnered with the workers of iniquity to spread the message of the Kingdom of God?