Capture OUTCRY - Hillsong United, Jesus Culture, Kari Jobe, Passion, Lauren DaigleSOURCE

While I was reading what my friends on Facebook had posted one day, Facebook generated some things that I might be interested in reading based on some other articles that I had been reading previously on the Internet, and the above picture that I ‘quick captured‘ for you was one of those things. Seeing Jesus Culture especially caught my attention.

I know that many Christians may have been blessed by the songs of Hillsong United, and Jesus Culture, as well as others appearing at this event, but I wanted to share some important information with you before you make your decision to purchase your tickets if this is an event that you are really interested in attending. All I ask is that you would please pray for discernment, watch the videos below, and then truly seek God concerning your decision to go or not. I pray that you will base your decision upon pleasing God and not make your decision based upon your own desires and what your friends may choose to do. I will be praying that God will open the eyes of many who will choose to watch the following videos so that you will be able to see the truth not only by testing things that you will learn based upon the information you will discover in the videos, but also, and of utmost importance, by testing everything against the truth of God’s Word. The focus of this post will only be on Hillsong United and Jesus Culture.

Let’s start with Hillsong United:

Hillsong United originally started out as part of Hillsong Church’s youth ministry in 1998. Brian Houston is the pastor of Hillsong Church. Recently many became extremely concerned when he announced in one of his messages:

“The Muslim and you, we actually serve the same God.”

 

Review of Brian Houston’s sermon based on 2 Corinthians 7 that he preached at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church:

 

Here’s a report from ‘A Current Affair’ that includes an interview with a former long time member of Hillsong Church. I am fully aware of  the fact that the media cannot always be trusted, especially when it comes to reporting on anything related to Christianity, but they share a lot of documented evidence in this report about Hillsong Church that you need to be aware of:

More concerns about Brian Houston:

CHRISTIAN POST – BRIAN HOUSTON DENIES ALLEGATIONS OF COVER UP IN FATHER’S CHILD SEX ABUSE CASE

 

Now let’s move on to Jesus Culture:

Jesus Culture started out as a youth outreach ministry at Bethel Church in Redding, California. This is Bill Johnson, the pastor of Bethel Church. In the following video this is some of what you will hear him say:

“I refuse to create a theology that allows for sickness.”

“Did you know that Jesus was born again?” He had to be. He became sin.”

“God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

In the footnotes in my Bible concerning Jesus ‘becoming sin for us,‘ it says, “Or be a sin offering.” Jesus did not become sin. He bore our sins upon Himself, but He did not literally become sin as Bill Johnson teaches, along with those in the Word of Faith movement such as Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, Benny Hinn, Fred Price, Joyce Meyers, etc.  You can read a very good article exposing this false teaching from Let Us Reason Ministries, HERE. Also, consider watching the Playlist that I added below, entitled ‘Christianity in Crisis‘ in which Hank Hanegraaff has actual recordings of many of the Word of Faith teachers and their blasphemous teachings.

 Please pray for discernment, and also please take a moment to read these Bible verses before you watch the following videos:

“Then the man brought me to the gate facing east, and I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east. His voice was like the the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with His glory. The vision I saw was like the vision I had seen when He came to destroy the city and like the visions I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell facedown. The glory of the LORD entered the temple through the gate facing east. Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.” (Ezekiel 43:1-5)

In the following video you will see the glory cloud that allegedly appeared at Bethel Church. As you watch this video, keep the Scriptures above in mind, focusing on the reverent reaction exhibited by  Ezekiel as He saw the glory of the LORD filling the temple. Then compare Ezekiel’s reaction to how the people reacted as they saw this supposed glory cloud. 

This is some of what you will hear Bill Johnson say concerning the glory cloud. Test what he says in light of Scripture:

“The church has been gathering together for decades around a sermon. Israel camped around the presence.” And we’ve known that there are some dramatic shifts that are going to take place in how we do life, and how we do church. The presence of God is the greatest gift we have.”

“And so what’s happening tonight, is the church is camping around the Presence.”

“But finally the main thing has become the main thing.”

 

 

 

In the following video you will hear the personal testimony of  M’Kayla Kelly who blogs at M’Kayla’s Korner:

Pictured in the video below, is Jenn Johnson, worship leader and song writer for Bethel Music. Both she and her husband are Senior Worship Pastors at Bethel Church. Beginning at the 2:23 minute mark, among the many irreverent and blasphemous things you will hear her say is:

“God to me, Jesus to me, and the Holy Spirit to me, is like the genie from Aladdin.”

“I don’t care. That’s who He is to me. And He’s funny. And He’s sneaky. He’s silly. He’s wonderful. He’s like the wind. He’s all around.”

 

The most serious concern that many have in regards to Jesus Culture, (and other movements such as International House of Prayer (IHOP), Joel’s Army, and The Call, to name a few), is that their focus is on ushering in a great end time ‘revival’  and ‘raising up a generation’ that will ‘change the world.‘ This is the terminology that is used by those who embrace the teachings of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and Dominionism. Their beliefs focus on seeking to get Christians in positions of power  in schools, government, etc., to transform the world in order to usher in the return of Jesus Christ.

I first learned about the New Apostolic Reformation and Dominionism in 2008 after hearing  about Todd Bentley and a ‘revival’ in Lakeland, Florida. Every time I hear the word revival I shudder, because back in 1997 I had to leave an Assembly of God church after 16 years due to the fact that my pastor went to Brownsville, Florida with the intention of bringing the Pensacola revival (with all of its unbiblical manifestations) back to our church! The pastor rejected all of the information and Scriptures that I shared with him, and I was told to leave if I didn’t agree with the direction the church was going in, so I left. However, I learned a lot from that experience. Mainly, I learned to treasure God’s Word more than ever before, because I realized just how accurate God’s Word is to reveal the spiritual deception that is taking place in the name of ‘Christianity,’ and how true it is that even from our own number men will arise and distort the truth. (Luke 21:8, 1 Timothy 4:1, Acts 20:26-31)

Capture Jesus Culture - God is going to release an awakening on a new breed - ignite a generation that will change the world - Banning Liebscher - Jesus Culture Director- HerescopeTo continue reading, click HERE,  or you can click the first link at the end of this post under ‘Further Reading.’ When time allows, I highly encourage you to read Herescope’s many other articles filled with very important information that you need to be aware of.

Here’s Pastor Chris Quintana giving a very in depth teaching on Dominionism:

‘PRAYER ROOM’ AT BETHEL CHURCH IN REDDING CA

CHRISTIAN? OR PAGAN? YOU DECIDE.

 

Here is what’s taking place in the name of ‘Christianity’ at IHOP; International House of Prayer:

This is Rick Joyner’s Morningstar Church where this tribal type of ‘drumming’ is promoted resulting in disorder and madness:

Sadly, because many Christians are failing to read their Bibles and are not testing things in light of Scripture, they are embracing everything that is being presented to them by many Christian leaders today without questioning it, and therefore chaos is now entering many churches and leading hundreds  — and probably even thousands — of Christians astray!

 

New Age drumming. Not much difference, is there?

Below is one of the promotional video for these OUTCRY events. Just listening to what is said in this video should make one realize that these events are about more than just playing worship music and gathering together to worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The church, (referred to as the woman), is described as “a movement in progress.

“Two thousands years ago A movement so significant that the Bible calls it His bride.” 

“This is the dawn of an awakening. These are the lights and sounds of a movement in progress.”

Here is some information that you need to be aware of so that you will not be deceived by those who focus their teachings on the ‘Bride.’

WHAT IS THE BRIDAL PARADIGM – GOT QUESTIONS

BILL JOHNSON – SQUANDERING OUR SPIRITUAL INHERITANCE

MIKE BICKLE’S GIGOLO JESUS – HERESCOPE

IN CONCLUSION

Now that you’re aware of all of this information concerning Hillsong United, Brian Houston, and Hillsong Church, as well as Jesus Culture, Bill Johnson, and Bethel Church, and if you are truly a follower of Jesus Christ, and desire to stand for Biblical truth, I present this question to you to prayerfully ponder:

Knowing one day that you will stand before a completely Holy God, can you now, in good conscience, still consider going to any of these OUTCRY events?

By what we are witnessing taking place in our world today, it is clear that many are attempting to destroy Biblical Christianity. Everything that God created to reflect His glory to an unbelieving world — such as man, woman, marriage, the family — and even the church —  is slowly, but steadily being changed to reflect man’s corrupt, sinful desires.

Mankind, for the most part, is continuing to reject God’s truth. Therefore, God is beginning to turn them over to the sinful desires of their hearts. (Romans 1:18-32)

Our world is rapidly growing darker spiritually, as well, and it seems as if it is being prepared for the coming of the anti-Christ. The line between paganism and Christianity is becoming blurred, and in the name of ‘unity,’  and because many prominent Christian leaders are promoting having ‘mystical experiences with God’ instead of teaching the Word of God, these unbiblical New Age/New Spirituality practices are now entering the church through Spiritual Formation classes, and through many other ways, as well, and are deceiving thousands of Christians! I pray that you will not be one of them.

I urge you to please constantly pray for discernment, test everything in light of Scripture, and strive to honor God in all that you do.

Examine your heart. Are you truly a follower of Jesus Christ? Have you turned from sin with deep sorrow in your heart for the things you have done that now fill you with shame and regret? Have you placed your complete trust in what Jesus did when He took upon Himself the full wrath of God intended for you and me because of our sins? Have you received His love and forgiveness by placing your trust in the shed blood of Jesus that cleanses us from a guilty conscience so that we may freely serve Him? Do you love to read and study God’s Word? Do you share the good news of the gospel with those who are still in bondage to sin?

Today the focus of many preachers and teachers is becoming more and more about experiencing the presence of God, and the preaching and teaching of God’s Word and sharing the good news of the gospel no longer seems to be of great important. Are you among the many who have been deceived into seeking to have mystical experiences with God because of what you have been hearing from certain pastors and teachers and popular speakers? Or, is it possible that you are one of many today who are attending a church, but have never even heard anyone preach the gospel to you, and you aren’t even aware of the fact that you are a sinner in need of a Savior, as we all are? May I suggest to you to begin reading His Word and pray and ask God to reveal His truth to you. You will come to know Him in a very real way by reading His Word. These mystical practices may seem exciting, but they will lead you into the dark world of the occult and into spiritual deception and bondage.

If you still decide to go to this OUTCRY event after reading all the articles and watching all the videos that I posted for you, I leave you with these final words of warning:

Pray for discernment and listen very carefully especially to what the singers of Jesus Culture and Hillsong  will say to you during their performances/times of ministry. Beware if they say anything to you about ‘becoming a part of the end time revival,‘ or if they tell you that ‘your praise will usher in the return of Jesus.’ Do not allow them to lead you into their false movements, and away from Jesus Christ and Biblical truth. Read and study God’s Word so that you will come to know it so well that you will be able to instantly recognize error as soon as you hear it so that you will never be deceived.

Do they present the gospel? If so, is it a Biblical message that focuses on what Jesus accomplished by His sinless life, and His death, burial, and resurrection?  Do they speak of sin and repentance, making those who are at these events aware of the fact that we are all sinners in need of a Savior? Do they make it clear that Jesus propitiatory sacrifice satisfied God’s wrath that He has towards mankind because of our sin? Or do they announce to the crowd that they can be part of the chosen generation to bring change to the world and to usher in the return of Jesus? Do they speak of the literal return of Jesus, or do they instead focus on experiencing the manifestations of His presence? Do they encourage you to read and study His Word, or do they instead tell you that you can hear God speak to you?

Do they speak about oneness or unity?  Beware if they address the crowd by saying something like:

‘There are people from all different faiths gathered together here worshiping God at this OUTCRY event, and division is not what God wants.’ As followers of Jesus Christ, we cannot unite with people of other religions who preach “another Jesus” or “another gospel.” (Galatians 1:6-9, 2 Corinthians 11:1-4) Unity with other faiths is not the oneness that Jesus spoke of in John Chapter 17. There can only be true unity when it is built upon Jesus Christ and Biblical truth as a solid foundation.

Do not be deceived. God speaks to us through His Word, and He has already spoken to us through His Son, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh. There are no new revelations from God. The Canon of Scripture is closed. (Read Hebrews Chapter 1) God’s Word is living and active. (Hebrews 4:12)

Be alert! Remember that Jesus mentioned spiritual deception first when the disciples asked Him what the signs will be to show that He is about to return! (Matthew 24:3-8)

Do not allow your emotions to shut down your ability to think. Taking part in an event like this in which you are surrounded by  thousands of other people can be an exhilarating experience, so be on your guard! Music is a powerful force and can manipulate our feelings, so don’t be distracted; be discerning. If you are truly a follower of Jesus Christ and not a follower of any man (or woman), always choose to take a stand for Biblical truth –no matter what — and ‘earnestly contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.’ (Jude 3)

Jesus may be coming sooner than any of us could ever imagine. Will you be ashamed at His coming? Or will you walk in the truth and be found waiting and ready?

“It gave me great joy to have some brothers come and tell about your faithfulness to the truth and how you continue to walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”                   (3 John 1:3,4)

RELATED SCRIPTURES FOR YOU TO REFLECT ON

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.  In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 3:16 – 4:1-4)

“Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” (Acts 17:11)

“Study  to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15) (KJV)

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”    (2 Corinthians 11:3,4)

“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel — which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned.” (Galatians 1:6-9)

“Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again. Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God. Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and days with tears.”                    (Acts 20:25-31)

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:13,14)

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.”            (Ephesians 5:11)

“Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” (1 Timothy 4:16)

“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.” (1 Timothy 4:1)

“Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. But you know that He appeared so that He might take away our sins. And in Him is no sin. No one who lives in Him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen Him or known Him.” (1 John 3:4-6)

“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in His mouth.” When they hurled their insults at Him, He did not retaliate; when He suffered, He made no threats. Instead, He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly. He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” (1 Peter 2:22-25)

“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming, and even now is already in the world.” (1 John 4:1-3)

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruits you will recognize them.”                   (Matthew 7:13-16a)

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18)

“When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, He went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but He entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!” (Hebrews 9:11-14)

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail the test?” (2 Corinthians 13:5)

“What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”                               (2 Corinthians 6:16-18)

 

Thank you for stopping by and taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory

 

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 UPDATED 3:01 P.M. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Added OUTCRY promotional video and my comments, a few more thoughts, and more links to important information.

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