“Ye Know not what manner of spirit ye are of”

And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?  But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. Luke 9: 54-55

While the bible tells us repeatedly we are at war in this world ( Matt. 16:18, 1 Thess. 5:8; 2 Cor. 6:7; Rom. 6:13) our war is spiritual…not against flesh and blood (Eph. 6:12; Col. 1:13).

The video clip below is promoting a type of militant warfare and Christianity which we find no example of in the Word of God.  In fact he is claiming to have received ‘revelation’ from heaven concerning those who have questioned his teachings and the many false manifestations…referring to them as ‘witches’ and warlocks, and ‘the hoards of hell’. This is manipulation folks. Listen to the beating drums–watch closely the faces of the people. Is this the Kingdom of God on earth which resides within God’s people today? I tell you in all love and sorrow, it is not.

True Christian ‘Militancy’ is made up of things which include:


13 comments on ““Ye Know not what manner of spirit ye are of”

  1. A comment by a fellow reader of another blog re this video:

    “If anyone ever finds out that Todd has ordered truckloads of Kool Aid and stored them in a warehouse the FBI needs to be notified immediately!!!!!

    Todd makes Jim Jones look like Beaver Cleaver!!!”

    I hope the authorities are keeping an eye on this situation, although I feel sorry for anyone who has to spend a lot of time watching this…

  2. Let’s just all get away from the Word and sacrament, throw out all the pulpits, and all the altars, and get rid of buildings that actually look they are set aside to worship God, and rent warehouses or theatres, and get big screens and pastors that are personality cults unto themselves, and see if we can outdo this moron.

    Reinventing the wheel, sometimes goes horribly wrong.

    – Steve Martin

  3. So are the winds of change blowing and the revival coming to an end?
    First in this clip Todd is crying out to God that he is not done yet in lakeland and then he goes on about how the witches and warlocks are cursing the revival and what is happening in lakeland. Then he says something about religion, I think it was, no religion that he said. Then he works the people up into a frenzy and asks them to intercede, as the heavy hypnotic beat is playing. Then people began praying in tongues and manifesting and Todd is strutting across the stage and the beat goes on. Then he calls for angels, angels. angels. Then he has people chant angels, angels, angels. I felt like I was in a pagan worship service with all that was going on in this video. It reminded me of my old prophetic days at the conferences.These people need prayer, that God will be merciful to them and bring them out of the darkness. I can only imagine what kind of demonic oppression that they are fighting against from going to these meetings. But most of them will be deceived into thinking that they are causing damage to the kingdom of darkness by the spiritual attacks, not knowing that they are in rebellion against God and His word. There is much spiritual pride in these types of settings. They are just not aware of it yet. And they won’t be until they come out of that darkness.through God given grace for repentance.
    So let’s just keep praying that the Lord Jesus Christ will bring an end to this mockery of God and His Holy Spirit.

  4. Then he calls for angels, angels. angels. Then he has people chant angels, angels, angels. I felt like I was in a pagan worship service with all that was going on in this video.

    Yes…it reminded me of the false prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18.

    “And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.”

    These poor folks at Lakeland are doing alot more then ‘leaping upon the altar’…

    If it wasn’t so horrible i would have laughed at his words of receiving a ‘revelation from heaven’ about people questioning or speaking out on whats happening in Lakeland. Why would he need a revelation when its being discussed publicly on mega blogs and websites? He even sent letters out to all his subscribers trying to explain away the issues of his teachings and the ‘visions’ etc…

    He knew–and it wasn’t because he received a revelation…unless he calls being informed by others on his staff, plus the numerous emails his ministry has received from those who support him, informing him of all the youtube clips in which he is called a false prophet, a ‘revelation’.

    To me that was out-right lying.

    My heart breaks watching the faces of the people. They appear to really be seeking God. Many of them show up, having come from 100’s of miles away, with real problems, believing Todd’s type of ministering is their answer.

    I studied manipulation when working in a deliverance ministry years ago–Though im not saying im some expert on the subject, its not hard to see this was Todd manipulating the crowd. Stirring them up into a frenzy with all his talk about ‘…”THEY” are coming against us…we must rise up against THEM’…etc etc…with the flesh pleasing beat of the drums in the background never stopping.

    It reminded me of clips of the speeches Hitler gave before crowds. At that time also, the people were ready for anything–their economy was going under–political fear had taken hold of the people: they were like many Christians today…open for anything.


    The Bible makes it very clear that we are to send the angels out to fight for us, for they have much more power than us mere mortals. For all the problems that we face are orchestrated by the evil unseen principalities and powers, which seeks constantly to destroy us.

    The Lord said to me, “ that one of His angels has enough power to deal with all my troubles,” and yet He assures me that He has multitudes ready to swing into action on our behalf, when we give the command for them to fight. Have you commanded them today to fight for you?

    The Lord recently has spoken to me, and said, “Where my angels are, there is my presence.” He said angels must fight the powers of darkness, man cannot defeat such powers, angels will rescue you from all evil.

    Never ask an angel for help ,never pray to them, never seek to converse with them, unless they speak to you a message that has been given to them by our Lord. Angels are servants of God and His children. God has provided strength for us by these angelic beings.

    When Christ was on this earth in His human form He needed strength, just like we do today, and God sent one of His angels to strengthen Him. So that He could obtain salvation for us.

    When you need strength, then command angels to bring you strength from your heavenly Father, in fact you can command angels to bring anything that you have asked your Father for. For example, health, wealth, deliverance, peace, etc.

    Now, some people are very confused about pictures or statues of angels, thinking that it is forbidden in the Bible to look upon such things, but in fact what the Bible says is that we must not bow down and worship images. For these visual aids actually help us to see that there is more to this world than the physical realm.

    Bible tells us that our warfare is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers. So, we must use the angelic powers from God, to deal with these unseen powers by commanding angels.

    I hope that you use these spiritual warfare secrets that the Lord has shown me. Once you begin to enter this realm of believing there is no going back, you must send angels out every day, to fight the evil spirits of infirmities, which is sickness and disease, the spirit of uncleanliness, which is the evil lusts, in mind and deed.

    The spirit of poverty, which are evil attacks on your finances, and anything else that you could possibly think of where you need help.

    Most important of all, every day we must repent, and live in the victory, that Christ Jesus has saved us.


  6. It reminded me of clips of the speeches Hitler gave before crowds. At that time also, the people were ready for anything–their economy was going under–political fear had taken hold of the people: they were like many Christians today…open for anything.

    I was thinking the same thing about Hitler watching this. People in churches today (Myself included) are so hungry for the real authentic Gospel that so many of these people are just desperate. It really is heartbreaking watching the crowds of people. It makes me want to just run down there and hand out information about the truth, or talk to them or something! I feel kind if desperate for these folks, kind of like watching those poor stranded people in New Orleans during the midst of Hurricane Katrina. You feel helpless to do anything that would change things. I am trying to tell as many people as possible and I hope that helps somehow.

    God bless you PJ and all the rest of the bloggers for doing everything you can to get the word out to people, and to encourage people to seek the truth. I will always keep praying for you guys, and I know the Lord will send people to strengthen you!

    Love and blessings to you!

  7. Wow,
    PJ, thanks for putting video out. I am in tears after having watched that … it’s just so pathetic watching all those sheep following the one that cares not for their souls. I feel like the longer this goes on, the more brazen these people and the enemy get.

    I would like to ask for the prayers of everyone who reads this … I was in a church (just left a few weeks ago) that is into all this deception BIG time. Several have gone to Lakeland to “get some” and they are so blind. I would appreciate your prayers that the Lord would open their eyes to what is really going on.

    God knows I am more than willing to be used to speak the truth … and the few times I have tried, what little I have shared has not been received. This is a supernatural stupor that He has put on people because they love not the truth. I am pleading with Him to remove this so that at least some can be saved from it.

    I would appreciate your standing with me before the throne of grace and mercy for them.



  8. Oh boy, Todd needs heaven’s help alright he needs to repent and ask God to forgive him for leading all these sheep to the slaughter. I have never seen anything like this. Do people really not know that you are not supposed to call on angels? Do people not read God’s word? Oh Father have mercy on these people, open their eyes to the truth and lead them in the way of everlasting. Oh Jesus wake them up. Lord plese don’t let another person be decieved by this man.

    People rise up and pray for these lost sheep and Todd too. God is going to bring Todd to his knees, kind of makes me think of King Nebuchadnezzar all puffed up and full of himself.

  9. Dave i’ll be praying for you. I’d like to ask anyone else who reads Dave’s post to please lift him up in prayer also.

    Prayer is the answer Dave!

  10. Amen Lucy, Todd needs prayer. This afternoon while on my computer i sensed the Holy Spirit draw me to pray for him at that very moment-so i stopped what i was doing and prayed. I felt a deep sadness as i spoke his name out…

  11. PJ, Thanks. Please note, I’m not asking for prayer for myself, but for the church I left .. .many precious souls there that don’t have a clue. Same situation as many other churches and individuals.

    Unless the Lord does a work, and opens their eyes, they don’t have a chance.


  12. Dave, I will be lifting your church up in prayer that their eyes and ears will be opened to the truth.


  13. Same here Dave,

    Keeping your church in my prayers.

    God bless you.

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