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Prepared For The Slaughter: The Disarming Of The Church


This is a pretty good little message. Though it was written 10 years ago, it may be helpful for someone today. I had to smile while reading through some of the things people will say in hopes of condemning others for using their God given discernment; Only because I’ve had these same things hurled at me by brothers and sisters in the Lord..

From SpiritWatch:

strange fires – Prepared For The Slaughter: The Disarming Of The Church

1998 by John Green

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed…” — Noah Webster of Pennsylvania An Examination of The Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, Philadelphia, 1787

“[W]hen the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually.” — George Mason of Virginia: Virginia’s U.S. Constitution ratification convention, 1788

As history has shown, it is a common tactic for the oppressing force to gain control of a nation by seizing the means by which individuals might defend themselves. Once the citizenry are disarmed, it is a relatively easy matter to exert complete tyrannical control. It seems to me that the same principal holds true in the spiritual realm.

The New Testament is replete with warnings of false teachers and teachings, of lying signs and wonders, and of corrupt men who would seek to draw followers after themselves. God has not left His people defenseless. He has indwelt us with His Spirit of Truth, provided us with the example of Christ, His teachings, the teachings of the apostles, and all the other writings found in the Bible. There is a gift of the discerning of spirits given to some, but more importantly, there the ability to test all things and to be discerning, which is the responsibility of all believers. If the believer is to be armed against the deceptions of the enemy, and to remain free from his oppressive regime, then he must exercise discernment with continual vigilance. If this defensive weapon is seized and taken from you, then you are easy prey for any who would desire to take you captive.

Because of these things, it is very disturbing to me to observe a trend in the Body of Christ today. This trend is to scorn and belittle those who would exercise their God-given self-defense weapon of discernment. Those who would obey scripture and “test all things” are mocked and ridiculed and labeled ‘Pharisees.’ It seems that the Church has fallen prey to the pluralistic, non-judgmental mindset of our present age. The one unpardonable sin is to question someone’s belief, or dare to say that it might be wrong. These new leaders demand you climb on the bandwagon, and if you cannot agree, then you must remain silent at all costs. They call for us to experience now, and evaluate later. Adam and Eve had no experiential knowledge of good and evil. The Serpent called their attention to the attractiveness and desirability of the fruit, and enticed them to experience for themselves. In their later evaluation, they knew that they had been wrong to ignore what God had said on the matter, but by then the damage had been done.

Those who would remove the defensive weapon of discernment are binding the hands of the Church. They are preparing God’s people for the slaughter. Why are they doing this? Why would they want to expose millions to the myriad deceptions of the enemy with no protection. Why do they take away what the Father has given? The Church is becoming a slaughterhouse slick with the spilled blood of saints who have been seduced by false teachers. The faithful plod forward to the killing floor, their trusting eyes fixed on their leaders. Error and deception runs rampant. Charlatans rule the bestseller list. Pseudo-knowledge is dispersed around the world, speeding through electrical synapses. Make no mistake. It is a battle, and much is at stake.

Let us examine the logic (or lack of it) behind what some of these leaders are saying:

“You have to experience it yourself before you judge it.” This is pure nonsense. It is the method the Mormons use to get people hooked in (pray about the Book of Mormon and see if you get a ‘burning in your bosom’). You don’t have to experience suicide to know that it is bad for you. Christians are never commanded to authenticate a questionable spiritual experience by submitting themselves to it.

“If you don’t jump in the River, then you may miss out on the move of God.” If you don’t exercise your duty to test everything and hold on to what is good, then you may be deceived. God is not in a hurry. If you are walking with Him, seeking to please Him, then He will guide you into all He desires for you. Just because someone proclaims something is a move of God, doesn’t make it so. Beware of the salesman who pushes you to make a decision on the spot. He may have something to hide.

“God offends the mind to reveal the heart.” I don’t know what this is, but it is not Scripture. It is true that God’s ways may be offensive to human wisdom. Often though, this quote is used to say that if you are offended by something going on in the Church, then your heart isn’t right. The real issue is, are you offended because what is going on is unscriptural? If so, then stand fast.

“Don’t oppose what is going on, in case it turns out to be a move of God.” This is the argument used by Gamaliel in Acts chapter 5. Although this argument worked in favor of the apostles, it must be pointed out that Gamaliel was a Pharisee making a pragmatic argument. His was not a directive from the Lord on how believers should conduct their discernment. If something is not from God, ultimately, it is true that it will not succeed. In the time that it takes for a false movement to runs its course however, many lives will be damaged, and many souls deceived and damned. Look at the phenomenal growth and apparent success of Mormonism. Christians rightly oppose Mormonism on a basis that it twists and deviates from Scripture. Things which occur within Christianity should receive no less scrutiny. Or consider the works of Satan. We know that he will not succeed, but we certainly do not sit back and allow him to do his work unhindered. When souls are at stake, we cannot afford to sit back and do nothing.

“Don’t you want more of God in your life?” This is a sneaky one. Of course, any sincere Christian realizes that they need to grow closer to God, and they desire to do so. This should not lead us to embrace everything that comes down the pike however. Part of growing closer to God includes obeying His commands to test and be discerning. The desperation of some Christians reminds me of King Saul turning to the witch of Endor. He wanted an answer at any price. The price he ended up paying was his own destruction.

Look for yourself. See how many times the New Testament references false teachers, false teaching. Using your concordance, look up the commands to discern and test, to not be deceived. Shake off the chains of those who would seek to bind you. Exercise your “Right to bear arms” as a believer.

The healthy soul, like the healthy blood system, has it’s proper proportion of white and red blood cells. The red corpuscles are like faith: they carry the life giving oxygen to every part of the body. The white cells are like discernment: they pounce upon dead and toxic matter and carry it out to the drain. In the healthy heart there must be provision for keeping dead and poisonous matter out of the life stream. A.W. Tozer

*also see:“The Untouchables: Are ‘God’s Anointed’ Beyond Criticism?

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6 comments on “Prepared For The Slaughter: The Disarming Of The Church

  1. 1998 history repeating, only this time it’s not funny.

  2. I dont know what country you are in but the churches in America are already disarmed and are fading fast in their influence both socialy and spiritualy. I have written a book just out this month called The American Church, Bond Slave To The IRS. Check it out on the website above if you are interested. John

  3. Important release….coming up ~Pray, pray. Pray. . . June 21, 2008

    Witchcraft wizards
    ~soul snatchers & soul scalpers Bentley and Chowder want disconnect you from the Jesus of the Bible and link you to the Awakened Beings they are calling angels who they say are from the divine realm existing in the Third Heaven. They want to take you through occultist wormhole, the sorceries, long sought “Stargate of the gods.” Their witchcraft experiences want to teach you about the powerful new “electrical energies” bathing your spirits with the anointing of the Ascended Masters powers of the New Age.

    SUMMER SOLTICE ~ and Angel Worship~ WHICH JESUS DO YOU FOLLOW?
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/3482527/Todd-Bentley-John-Crowder-AFTERGLOW-Summer-Solstice-Witchcraft-Wizards-

    Todd Bentley announced that his angel god has told him “something special will happen on the 21st of June 2008.” Well, this is Sumer Solstice, a worldwide worship day for all witches, Satanist and New Breed Christians. The “new breed,” believe unity of prayer and worship will bring the strange power to rekindle their wild fire revival by opening the star gate portals so that their satanic angels can come through the spiritual dimensions. THE ULTIMATE PROMISE~ HUMAN TRANSFORMATION: IMAGINE IT. BELIEVE IT. LIVE IT.

    June 21st is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining until the end of the year.
    On certain years, but not every year, this day marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, and thus is the day of the year with the longest hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere and the shortest in the southern hemisphere. In astrology, it is the cusp line between Gemini and Cancer.

    PETER WAGNER COMING TO LAKELAND TO ENDORSE TODD BENTLEY
    On the 23rd of June, 2008, Bentley said that Peter Wagner and many leaders are coming to Lakeland to lay their hands upon him and put their stamp of approval on the revival.

    • Peter Wagner is one of the chosen globalist ministers that have been selected to bring in the New World Order. His itinerary tells us so. GHM Regional: Opening the Gate of Change to the Nations
    July 24, 2008 (7:00 pm)
    • GHM regional: Opening up New supply Lines: Understanding the Transfer of Wealth
    November 13, 2008 (1:00 am).
    • Charles Peter Wagner (1930-) is a former professor of Church Growth at Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission. He coined the term Third Wave. He is the founder of Global Harvest Ministries, and co-founder of the World Prayer Center.
    • Wagner and his wife, Doris, live in Colorado Springs and were attending New Life Church in 2004. However, as of 2006 they were attending Dutch Sheet’s “Freedom Church”. They have three adult children, and seven grandchildren.

    We have just returned from “opening the West Gate” in Seattle. Oh my! These “Opening the Gate” gatherings are just incredible. Different regions in our nation have different anointings and callings. We at Global Harvest Ministries felt it was strategic to gather in the Northeastern area of our nation to cry out for the gates of Heaven and Earth to align. Knowing this will help unlock the ancient sounds and paths in this nation that will produce wealth and dominion for the future generations, we would like to invite you to join us in Dearborn, Michigan for what we are calling Opening the Gate of Change to the Nations. Dearborn has the largest population of Muslims outside of the Middle East. Therefore, we will be there to pray and prophesy to the nations!

    This is a year to open the gates. Most of us think that the gate is a physical place that will appear in front of you. However, the first gate we must go through is Heaven’s Gate! This is where we enter boldly into the Throne Room and receive super-abounding grace so we can leap through the place of the “new” in the earth! Consequently, on July 24-26, we will be convening a gathering in Dearborn to open the gate of change to realign the nations. Speakers include Peter Wagner, Chuck Pierce, Barbara Yoder, Pat Francis, and Cindy Jacobs.

    In this year to open the gates, one gate that we must swing wide is the gate of change. One can hardly turn on the news without hearing change used like a buzzword for what will save this nation. As the Body of Christ, we do not seek change for the sake of change, but so that God’s presence can manifest in a new way. The declarations and worship that we release literally change the atmosphere around us. Detroit is a key city with a distinct sound and expression that influences the very heart of our nation. This Metroplex also exemplifies a convergence of cultures and nations.
    While we are together, we want to unlock the winds from the North. Biblically, the north wind is an awakening wind. We also know that in addition to being quickened, you need to be strengthened to go through the gates. Therefore, we will have personal ministry to help you advance. So come with a mind and heart to:

    • Understand the changing Church and how the Kingdom will advance!
    • Understand wealth strategies as we connect Earth with Heaven and release Kingdom strategies of increase!
    • Receive revelation that will cause you to think critically in critical times! (the Mind War)
    • See how the iniquities in your blood resist change! (the Blood War)
    • Pray in a way to reorder your day and the atmosphere around you. (the Time War)
    • Determine how the Lampstand of your region is burning! (the Presence and Glory War)
    • Understand the Wealth and Power Wars that are occurring in the earth as NATIONS Realign!
    • Receive a new strength to keep praying and prophesying until the harvest is secured!
    Barbara Yoder and the Shekinah Christian Church will be helping us host this gathering which will be held at the Ford Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. We will begin on Thursday night at 7:00 PM, meet all day Friday, and conclude on Saturday by noon. If you register by July 3, the cost is $50/person or $75/married couple. You can register by going here or by calling (888) 965-1099. Groups of 10 or more (registering at the same time) can attend for $40 per person by calling our toll-free number. This conference will also be available over the internet for those who cannot attend in person. Visit conferences for more details.

    These spirits are very strong and powerful. Get away from TODD’S GOD CALLED “IT”. Satan’s counterfeit will resemble a band of wild Indians and tribal warriors dancing shouting battle cries AND DEMONIC MANIFESTATIONS.

    DON’T GO THROUGH THE STAR GATE PORTAL TO THE THIRD HEAVEN. . . . A new powerful newsletter concerning how the New Age “Cosmic Christ and Walk Ins,” fit into Opening the Star Gates to the Third Heavens.

    Here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/3387029/Todd-Bentley-Cosmic-Christ-Walk-Ins-Opening-Star-Gates-by-Prayer

    What we are witnessing in this strange fire revival is a blasphemous tragedy. It’s a black mark on the Church, an embarrassment initiated by extremist, delusionary, unruly thugs; representing a deluded message to the world that Christians are crazy. Is there any Pentecostal leadership left that will get some back bone, stand up and stop these demon possessed hoodlums from disgracing the Holiness, sanctity and trampling on the blood of Jesus?

    The blinded pastors leading the blind fill their church buses, open their mega churches, showing this ungodly circus to their sheep on huge TV screens. These apostates watch in awe at the spectacle Todd Bentley’s “Hell’s Angels” approach ministering as a channel of Satan’s demonic signs and wonders working false miracles. Todd Bentley bashes, kicks a woman in the face with his motorcycle boots and other bizarre actions under the anointing of his angel gods and Christian people laugh. No one is horrified as these mocking spirits prevail in the glory of Bentley’s angelic fire. In these meetings, the outpourings of these spirits are released upon themselves and some people are caught up in frenzies of evil spirits. They demonically manifest, exhibiting lewd behavior in the churches humping sensually, some barking like dogs, mooing like cows, clucking like chickens, howling like hyenas, slithering on the floor like snakes, withering and rolling on the floor, hooting, hysterically laughing and totally caught up in frenzies of ungodliness and self.

    “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed,” (Gal 1:8-9,) KJV
    These people are “working for the Devil and he’s out to BAM YOU!

    You will find free mp3’s from Pat Holliday radio programs here. There are many new mp3’s and about six concerning Todd Bentley.
    http://www.patholliday.com/radio.php

  4. FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone that sees!!! Hallelujah. I was wondering what happened to discernment and His eyes and ears to see! Thank you and sign me up if you have a newsletter please. . Stay strong and lets keep asking to be led. These are exciting times. We’ll make it. God bless… “Fear not”

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