Tag Archive: The Passion of the Presence and the Purpose of the Passion


Capture Test the spirits 1 John 4 1Have you unknowingly been lured into New Age mystical practices by teachers claiming that certain “new ways to pray” will bring you closer to God? Have you signed up for classes in Spiritual Formation? Have you been involved in Centering Prayer , Contemplative Prayer, or Lectio Divina ? Well, this new series of posts in the new Category of posts that I have entitled ‘MYSTICISM MONDAYS‘ will attempt to peel back the layers of spiritual deception and present you with the truth of God’s Word that will expose the dangers of these practices. Lord willing, at least once a month on a Monday, I will be sharing teachings with you from Christian experts on the subject, some of whom have even been personally involved with these dangerous practices. All of these teachings that I will be presenting to you will focus on many Scriptures; those who speak on these topics will not just be talking about these practices, because it’s only the truth of God’s Word that will expose the dangers of these practices and set a deceived person free.

Lord willing, when time allows, I will be writing many posts in the future zeroing in on specific Christian programming and Christian teachers who are promoting these deceptive practices, but since my time is getting rather limited these days because of other important responsibilities that I have, I will oftentimes simply be sharing a video with you.

When time allows, I truly hope and pray that you will take the time to listen to these messages and read the upcoming posts on this important topic so that you can be aware of these false teachings that are deceiving many Christians –possibly even you.

Please test the teachings of all those whom you listen to against Scripture as God’s Word shows us that we are to do. (Acts 17:11)

Now for today’s Mysticism Monday:

 

Before I get to the main video that I am featuring for you today, here are a few things that I’d like to share with you first:

Have you been noticing how some pastors and teachers have been focusing on the Manifest Presence of God and wanting to see the Glory of God? Have you also noticed some of the ‘Christian’ Conferences that have been taking place are focusing on the same things? There is the MANIFEST PRESENCE CONFERENCE with Bill Johnson and Randy Clark. There is also the PRESENCE CONFERENCE put on by Phil and Chris Pringle who both pastor C3 Church in Sydney Australia. Their conferences frequently features Steven Furtick:

 

If you’re interested you can read a review of this conference by Church Watch Central and listen to Steven Furtick’s message HERE:

I don’t know about you, but when I first began to hear preaching and Conferences focusing on ‘The Presence‘ and ‘the Manifest Presence of God‘ and ‘wanting to see God’s glory,’ it truly began to bother me and cause red flags to pop up as well as alarm bells to go off in my discernment detector, especially when I began to hear Pastor James MacDonald of Harvest Bible Chapel Rolling Meadows begin to focus on the “Manifest Presence of God” in the last couple of years before I finally left in January of 2012 after the Elephant Room 2 Conference! Many Scriptures began to flood through my mind to make me realize that this is not Biblical! (Hebrews 11:6, John 20:29, 1 Peter 1:8, 1 Corinthians 6:19, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Romans 8:11, 2 Timothy 1:14 to name a few).

There was the Pastor’s Conference that took place on June 8th and 9th of 2014, in which Rick Warren, Francis Chan, and James MacDonald were some of the featured speakers. As you can see, the theme was SHOW US YOUR GLORY:

Capture 'SHOW US YOUR GLORY' Pastor's Conference 2014

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And the following conference just took place on August 26th – 28th of 2015 at Victory Convention Centre in New Zealand and featured Bill Johnson of Bethel Church, Redding CA, Randy Clark of Global Awakening, Russell Evans of Planetshakers, Banning Liebscher of Jesus Culture:

 

The people who spoke or sang at that conference are known to focus on unbiblical manifestations. Here are some videos with some example of these disturbing manifestations that I am referring to, as well as information that you need to be aware of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will also be a Manifest Presence Conference in 2016:

Capture Wellspring - Manifest Presence Conference 2016 - Release The SupernaturalCapture Manifest Presence Conference 2016(SOURCE)

 

Finally, here is the video that I am featuring for you today that will bring some Biblical perspective on ‘The Presence‘ that many of these Conferences seem to be focusing on because their focus is on having  “experiences” with God. I wanted to share this with you so that you will not be deceived by the many who are teaching this and so that you will realize just how unbiblical this truly is. This message was given by Pastor Larry DeBruyn of GUARDING HIS FLOCK:

 

 

When time allows, I highly encourage you to read THESE ARTICLES that Pastor Larry DeBruyn wrote in great detail that focus on “The Presence.” I shared them with you in one of my previous posts, but they are so good that I also wanted to share them with you again in this post.

Here is the description of his teachings in this series that I found on the HERESCOPE BLOG:

“The original article “The Present of His Presence” served as an apologetic, laying the solid Biblical groundwork necessary to refute the newly emerging Second Pentecost teaching by the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and International House of Prayer (IHOP) leaders, which was described in our subsequent 6-part article series.”


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

UPDATE: I will not be able to finish writing the post that I was hoping to finish by tonight. Lord willing, I hope to finish it by the end of the week.

Capture Eyes with tears 1Welcome to another post in the series of posts that I have entitled, Warning You With Tears Wednesdays. Lord willing, at least once a month on Wednesdays I will be writing and sharing one of these posts with you so that I can make you all aware of some important information that I come across on the Internet that you may not have heard about.

Since I knew that I would soon be starting a new job (and I did last month)  and that my free time would then be somewhat limited, I was trying to think of something that I could write on a regular basis that would be short and to the point (at least that was my intention). And since I am a detective-at-heart and desire to make you all aware of the importance of testing things that pastors and teachers say (and do) in light of Scripture (Acts 17:11), the idea to do these posts — as well as the name — came to my mind in November of 2014, based on Acts 20:26-31:

“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 day with tears.”

So with all of that in mind, here is what I’d like to share with you in today’s WARNING YOU WITH TEARS WEDNESDAY:

1) As many of us know, Pope Francis has been saying some very disturbing and strange things so far during his reign as Pope, such as THIS  and THIS. Those reports, which are true, are causing some people to believe that THIS story, which I saw posted on Facebook, is true, as well. However, it is not. I thought it was a story that sounded just a little to far fetched to be true, and decided to check it out for myself. You can read the articles that I found about it HERE and HERE.


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This article by Anton Bosch is quite interesting, though. He points out some new facts that many of you may not be aware of. As always, we must be sure to test everything we hear and read against the truth of God’s Word:

VATICAN FULFILLS PROPHECY

3) When it comes to God’s Word, the Bible, we simply cannot compromise! When time allows, please read this article:

OPENING THE DOOR FOR COMPROMISE – KEN HAM – ANSWERS IN GENESIS

4) For those of us who are aware of who Todd Bentley is because we watched in horror as we saw what he did during his times of ministry back in 2008 as he prayed for people, it grieves us to see that he is still leading many people astray! Todd Bentley serves as a clear example to us of why it is so very important for us to test the words and the actions of everyone who claims to speak for God against the truth of God’s Word! (Acts 17:11) Please read the following article to be aware of the latest news on him, and please pray for discernment for all those who choose to go and see him. He claims to be a Christian, and only God knows if that is true or not, but the fruit that he exhibits through his life and ministry says otherwise.  May God bring conviction on Todd Bentley for how he is misleading so many  people by presenting them with doctrines of demons as well as another Jesus and another gospel!

LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS RESEARCH – ‘TWO BENTLEY ITEMS: TODD BENTLEY’S SCHOOL OF REVIVAL’ AND ‘BENTLEY TO SPEAK IN SACRAMENTO CA AUGUST 5TH – 8TH’

5) Beware of any pastor or teacher who begins to focus more on the Presence of God instead of on the Word of God! This would include the very popular but unbiblicalJesus Calling‘ Devotional. Please read the following article when time allows:

LIGHTOUSE TRAILS RESEARCH – WARREN B SMITH – WOULD JESUS MAGNIFY HIS PRESENCE ABOVE THE WORD OF GOD? 

6) When time allows, here are some very lengthy, but excellent articles for you to read that have very detailed and in depth information on the same subject written by Sarah Leslie of Herescope that you truly need to be aware of since so many pastors and teachers are beginning to focus more and more on the manifest presence of God:

PART 1 – THE PASSION OF THE PRESENCE & THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSION 1/25/2014

PART 2 – “PRESENCE” ESCHATOLOGY – THE PASSION OF THE PRESENCE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSION

PART 3 – BRIDAL ESCHATOLOGY – THE PASSION OF THE PRESENCE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSION

PART 4 – THE PERFECTLY OBEDIENT BRIDE – PASSION OF THE PRESENCE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSION

PART 5 – THE 2ND COMING OF THE “PRESENCE” – PASSION OF THE PRESENCE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSION

PART 6 – THE BATTLED BRIDE – PASSION OF THE PRESENCE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSION

 

7) If you are a born-again, Bible believing Christian like I am,  don’t you find it very heartbreaking and even somewhat frustrating and discouraging when you see your Christian friends continue to post and ‘like’ things on Facebook after you having taken a lot of time to lovingly warn them about those same things such as the INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PRAYER? And it makes things even worse when those in leadership begin to endorse and promote them! Here’s an example for you, which again shows that we as Christians must be followers of Jesus Christ alone, and not followers of any Christian leader and their ministry:

BEREAN RESEARCH – MARSHA WEST – REFORMED PASTOR, FRANCIS CHAN, TO SPEAK AT IHOP CULT – AGAIN!

8) I’ll end this post with an article by Harry Ironside that was posted by LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS that will not only bring glory to God, but also will bring hope and encouragement to those of you who may have come across this post and feel as if you have messed your life up so completely that you think God could never forgive you for all the things that you have done. That simply is not true! Please read this:

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD …THAT WHOSOEVER!” BY HARRY IRONSIDE

RELATED SCRIPTURES

 

“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, 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 people 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 aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:1-4)

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)

“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.  For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.” (2 Corinthians 11:3,4)

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever.  Amen.  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 1:3-9)

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerades as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”       (2 Corinthians 11:14,15)

“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.” (1 John 4:1)

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16,17)

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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