While I am not a fan of John Paul Jackson, nor do I following his teachings, some of what he wrote to his subscribers recently is true.
From Bene Diction blog, posted by Rick Hiebert
It would be my guess that Jackson should naturally tend to agree with people like Rick Joyner, but he has chosen, somewhat quietly, to publicly differ with Joyner on one issue–the restoration of Todd Bentley….
Sometime in the past few weeks, John Paul Jackson sent out a letter to his supporters. I am guessing this was perhaps sometime in January;
We, the Body of Christ, not only fail to distinguish between grace and righteousness, but between forgiveness and restoration. Forgiveness is given the instant there is sorrowful repentance, but restoration only comes with trust and trust is earned.
Thus Paul could order the man who was sexually involved with his step mother to be thrown out of the church for the destruction of his flesh (1 Cor. 5) and then after deep sorrow was exhibited Paul ordered the man to be restored to the Body of Christ (2 Cor. 2). Sadly, today we would say Paul lacked grace, and call him legalistic and self-righteous.
So back to the issue of Todd Bentley.
Jesus said this, “And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery” Matt. 19:9.
The fact is this–Todd has committed adultery. He planned out and premeditated the divorce from Shonnah. He, immediately after Lakeland, went to Hawaii with Jessa, whom he later married. Subsequently, though Todd is from Canada, he went to Reno, Nevada to get as quick a divorce (six weeks residency) to marry Jessa. In Canada it takes over a year to get a divorce.
You can read it all here, “Todd [Bentley] has committed adultery”–John Paul Jackson
Let me reiterate; I don’t follow the teachings of JPJ. From my understanding he is still associated with other members of the disbanded Kansas City Prophets, and still a member [last time I checked] of the New Apostolic Reformation. This means he agrees with their doctrines (Heavenly Portals – John Paul Jackson) and all the other crazy aberrant things these folks teach, (See, Streams Ministry list of courses and events).
What I find the most interesting about this letter by Jackson, is it points to disunity among the NAR group concerning Todd Bentley. This may be why we’ve not heard of any comments being released from Wagner, Sheets, etc. since shortly after Joyner took on Todd’s ‘restoration’.
Makes me wonder what kind of relationship Rick Joyner has now with his fellow NAR members…
something to watch in the future