Tuesday, 26 April 2011
MIRACLES FOR SALE: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
Hello again folks! Just after I constructed yesterday's blog entitled: "Miracles For Sale"; it crossed my mind [and that of my wife Julie as well] to share an example of the kind of shameless mail order 'miracles' and downright evil deception has impacted my immediate family - and which was alluded to last night in the Channel Four programme of the same name. I write today to warn you about one of these 'organizations' - the not-so-humbly titled: "World Conquerors Christian Centre".
These events occurred over four  years ago and still stick in my throat. And this is why I applaud last nights programme. Here is the text of a letter that I wrote to 'Bishop' Climate Irungu at their Edinburgh HQ back in October 2006:
"I write on behalf of Mrs. Susan Thomas. I have in my possession nine letters from your organization addressed to one Susan “Thonis” or “Tiako” dated between 18th October 2005 and 26th September 2006 and I write with great concern and righteous indignation concerning the contents of these letters.
All of your letters initially paraphrase scripture and then purpose to report that you are specifically praying to or have specifically prayed to the LORD and that the LORD has spoken to you over a variety of situations pertaining to Susan’s life. In addition to this, scripture is taken out of context and are used to espouse the modern Christian doctrinal heresies of word-faith and prosperity now as well as other unbiblical teachings with respect to the nature, authority and power of the devil and that of the believer. I’m particularly concerned that in your letters to Susan, you offer to pray over or “anoint’” her prayer requests if and when you receive an offering from her in a specific time frame.
It is not my intention to write a long letter refuting the error of your teachings. However, it is clear in all the letters here in my possession that you state that the LORD is or has spoken to you clearly and specifically in respect of aspects of Susan’s life. I am writing to inform you that the LORD always speaks through and in accordance with His Word, the Bible; that the Blessed Holy Spirit always points people to the Lord Jesus Christ [not fallen man] and that the Spirit cannot err either in prophecy, doctrine or revelation.
This letter is not intended to personally attack you but to stir you to reconsider your ministry and teachings before the LORD and truly seek His face. Remember that scripture states that judgement begins at the House of God.
I am concerned that you exhibit in your writings the fruit of the false prophet and dreamer of dreams referred to Deuteronomy chapter 13; verses 1-5; Deuteronomy chapter 18; verses 20-22 and also Jeremiah chapter 23; verses 30-32.
You also imply that you can ‘pass on’ the “anointing” on to prayer requests and donations; and that this is dependant upon the receipt of donations from your appeals. The Bible states that there is only one Mediator between God and man; Jesus Christ Himself. Jesus [or ‘Yeshua’ in Hebrew meaning ‘salvation’] the Messiah is the Anointed One. Psalm 133 indicates that the “anointing” comes from Messiah [the beard of Aaron] to the skirts of his [priestly] garments. The “anointing” is not transferred or poured out by man but the Holy Spirit Himself. We can and should take our petitions and requests directly to God as we have a Great, High Priest. No ‘middleman’ is required.
Furthermore, the offering of donations or tithes or offerings in the New Testament church was via the local assembly of believers. Invariably, the scripture states that Paul took offerings to Jerusalem due to famine and/or the persecution of the saints and not a central administration area. He worked at tent making with Aquila and Priscilla so as to not be a financial burden to the local believers. The Macedonians were poor, giving and blessed. They went through tribulation daily.
As I mentioned before, it was not my intention to go into too much detail on these matters. It is of utmost urgency, though, that you repent of the various scripture misappropriations; false prophesying and the making merchandise of believers espoused by your ministry. I believe that if you truly look inward and seek God on these issues, ask Him to forgive you and reveal the true condition of your soul; He will open your eyes and ears to the Truth.
Last, but not least, I come to the primary reason for my sending you this letter. Susan’s last name was Thomas and not “Thonis” or “Tiako”. Susan Thomas died on 14th October 2005 [last year].
You claim to have direct words from the LORD. Your words do not compare with scripture. God does not make mistakes. Thus, I urge you to apologize, repent and return to the LORD. Remember the Word tells us that you; as a “Bishop” [or ‘overseer’]; will be and are accountable to God for your flock and those you minister to.
I have written this letter, not from a position of superiority, but one of humility praying that the LORD will clearly speak to you and that you will publicly repent.
Please do not send any more of these worldly, impersonal, standard letters to Susan, her husband or her children. It is obvious that that are mail shots with your customers name inserted at various points. These are not the ways of the Triune, Matchless God." [end quote]
Needless to say; I need say no more. DECEPTION is the name of the game in the Last Days. Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 26-Apr-2011