The Gifts of the Spirit: Back From the Dead!

It has been said before that once one gets hung up on an idea, in this case a verse of scripture, one delves deeper trying to prove your interpretation is the right one. This effort in proving the interpretation will always end up building new ideas on top of the original and so on and on it goes. This is what Dominionists have been doing for a long time now. Dominionists of the New Apostolic Reformation have created an eschatology which is blatantly at odds with Biblical eschatology. A wrong interpretation of Ephesians chapter 6 regarding putting on the full armour of God leads into the kind of spiritual warfare that dominionists so love and are convinced works. If it works it must be from God, they say. The idea that we can defeat Satan by using the armour correctly comes next and then a whole tranche of ideas about taking back the dominion that Adam and Eve threw away, comes into play. It takes little to build the idea then that once this dominion is won so Jesus can return and reign. The question then arises as to how the dominion could be won and so is born the seven mountains philosophy. The seven mountains website tells us These seven mountains are business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family and religion. This philoophy was due to three persons namely, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission and Francis Schaeffer. It seemed such a good idea with all three having the same concept at roughly the same time in 1975, that it just had to be from God.

To come right up to date dominionists make pronouncements, supposedly the Holy Spirit is speaking through them, to the effect that it's all about to kick off. This is the purport of an article from Denis Cramer. He begins by saying The gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12) will make a stunning comeback in 2012-2014!. This statement is a little surprising since the charismatics have not actually gone away.

After a lot of the usual charismatic waffle he says: Signs, wonders, various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit will invade and ultimately destroy the works of the devil in 2012. Since when were we going to destroy the works of the devil? Where in scripture does it say that? What scripture says is this: The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work. 1John 3 v8b. There is no mention of any man having a hand in it. In fact, the verse prior to that indicates that John saw every person as being capable of being led astray, which is a far cry from us destroying the works of the devil.

However, Those who find fault, or who criticize the operation of these gifts, will find themselves part of a group of Believers who will "miss God" and pay a terrible price for their skepticism and unbelief. These gifts will "polarize" the Church. Many will catch the fire, and many will not. This demonstrates just how far from scripture Dennis Cramer has strayed. Believers, who do not accept his word will pay a terrible price for their skepticism and unbelief. Dennis is pronouncing judgement on born again believers! Again it is from the first epistle of John we find Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble. But whoever hates his brother is in darkness and walks around in darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him. 1John 2 vv9-11.

He then says that The Charismatic dimension of the Church will gain new credibility. If the charismatic dimension of the Church has lost credibility then it is because so many prophecies have failed. If you were sick and attended a meeting where the speaker told everyone that the healing power of God was present and afterwards you went home just as sick as when you went, then the charismatic church has lost credibilty in your eyes. If you had flown thousands of miles to hear such a speaker and flew home with the same sickness then your view of charismatics would be jaded to say the least.

Here comes the bit that everyone likes to hear: Also, 2012 will mark the beginning of a new level of release of supernatural finances leading to extreme wealth. A curse is being broken off of the finances of many African-American brethren, and their personal and business finances will exceed their wildest imaginations - some even experiencing mega-wealth... all to the glory of God. Who would not respond to the idea that some even experiencing mega-wealth? Are your ears being tickled? Is this promised in the Bible? No, that is not what Jesus promised. Jesus told his disciples that the world would hate them.

The footnote of the article tells us that Dennis Cramer is a true prophet to the nations, a seasoned seer, in great demand both here and abroad. He has authored five insightful books - four of which have been published internationally. He also conducts a dynamic "School of Prophecy." This premier three-level school has trained thousands of Believers to be properly released into active prophetic ministry in their local church. Which is easier to believe: Dennis Cramer or the Bible? Frankly it has to be the latter.

25th January 2012

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