Bill Johnson: Goes Awry

Little things can become big issues or to put it another way: little errors lead to big errors. On the Elijah List Bill Johnson tells us here he informs that Why did Jesus rebuke the storm instead of just telling it to stop? The implication is that the powers of darkness were involved in the storm, and they needed to be dealt with because they violated the heart and purpose of God on the earth. And if the devil is involved in the storm, we don't want to be found saying the storm is the will of the Father.

Let us turn to Psalm 107 which tells us that: Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters; They have seen the works of the LORD, And His wonders in the deep. At his command a storm arose, and waves covered the sea. They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; Their soul melted away in their misery.They reeled and staggered like a drunken man, And were at their wits' end. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, And He brought them out of their distresses. He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they were quiet, So He guided them to their desired haven. Psalm 107:23-30.

This forms a perfect account of what happened on the Sea of Galillee and here is that account: When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but Jesus Himself was asleep. And they came to Him and woke Him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing!" He said to them, "Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?" Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.The men were amazed, and said, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?" Matthew 8:23-27.

These two stories were written some seven centuries apart, yet the first forms a commentary on the second. Note in the first one that it is abundantly clear that the LORD caused a storm and then the LORD caused the storm to be stilled.

Bill Johnson is completely wrong when he says us that The implication is that the powers of darkness were involved in the storm. Yet the Bible never says that. He then compounds his error by saying And if the devil is involved in the storm, we don't want to be found saying the storm is the will of the Father.

Why does Bill say what is clearly contrary to scripture? The answer lies in the fact that Bill Johnson preaches another gospel, which is no Gospel at all. For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully. 2Cor 11:4 Bill Johnson believes the New Apostolic Reformation idea that we have to take dominion of the earth before Jesus can return. Put simply it is saying that God is not in control. If He is not in control then who is?

Bill Johnson presents a puny Jesus. Yet we are told For HE HAS PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET. But when He says, "All things are put in subjection," it is evident that He is excepted who put all things in subjection to Him. 1Cor 15:27a Clearly God has put everything under Jesus. Thus scripture presents an omnipotent Father delegating to His Son. This means that Satan only has limited control. Whom do you trust? An Almighty God who is in control or a Bill Johnson who thinks that by taming Satan we should be in control?

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