Doug Addison: Realignment Brings New Assignments

On the Elijah List source one reads that Doug Addison is a prominent international conference speaker, author, and has been a featured guest on television and radio for a number of years. His events are fun and high-energy as he uses media and stand-up comedy as a means of communicating deep insights. He is an experienced prophetic dream interpreter and a professional stand-up comedian. There is no hint here that Doug Adison claims to be a Christian or for whom he is writing this Elijah List article. Presumably, it is for a christian audience.

Doug informs us that On November 7, I received a visitation from the Holy Spirit so perhaps we should all sit back and see what Doug has been told. After all, it might be important. Next, he informs us that Because I have more of a seer gift, I normally interpret things that I see in dreams, visions and in the Spirit. This encounter with the Spirit of Prophecy came partly spoken in the first person so the prophetic words below flow in and out of God speaking directly to me and with my interpretation of things I saw. Phew! Even the Apostle Paul never wrote like that.

He then continues by saying This is what the Lord says. So what follows does not come from Doug's imagination but, according to Doug it comes straight from the mouth of God, and hence the first person: "My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts are not your thoughts. I am making a way and lining things up right now in this next season for a movement that is greater than any on earth. For I am calling the outcasts, the prodigals, the tattooed, pierced, the new age, and all the people and groups that have been rejected by My Church. I am calling them into My Kingdom and I will reveal Myself to them." So God begins by quoting Isaiah 55 verse 9, but suddenly God is lining things up right now in this next season for a movement that is greater than any on earth. So why is God supposedly beginning a new thing? God through His Son Jesus began a new thing at Calvary and sealed it through his resurrection from the dead. Is God abandoning His new thing for yet another new thing: a movement that is greater than any on earth. Can we take seriously a God who is that fickle that he can change his mind whenever it pleases him? Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and for ever Hebrews 13 v8, which means that he does not change his mind. However according to Doug, God continues by telling him: For I am calling the outcasts, the prodigals, the tattooed, pierced, the new age, and all the people and groups that have been rejected by My Church. I am calling them into My Kingdom and I will reveal Myself to them. Are not these persons precisely what the gospel of Jesus Christ is all about: Jesus calling every misfit and malcontent into His Kingdom. The fact is that the true Church does not reject anyone - it is a proposition existing in Doug Addison's imagination (and of course every other dominionists' imaginations).

He continues this theme when he says: God is moving on people who have been wounded by Christianity and we will see the beginning of a new movement happen. Who has been wounded by Christianity? This is a theme of the Emergent Church and people like Brian McLaren who here says: Steve Chalke's new book could help save Jesus from Christianity.. There are some bad churches which deserve to be shut down and should be, but there are many churches faithfully and quietly doing the Lord's will.

The Lord says, "Over this next four years I am going to do things that will surprise many people on the earth and set up an amazing movement and gathering in Jerusalem in 2017. I am going to raise up groups of unknown people to move in My power." Since of what Doug has said in previous articles failed to come true and consequently was not from the Lord, the question is: why should this word be from the Lord? What amazing movement is it which will gather in Jerusalem? It cannot be the Church since Doug has already written that off. And what are the groups of unknown people who are going to move in His power? Doug as a dominionist is prophesying that Joel's Army, or whatever name they now call it, will arise in this next four year period. Yet Doug previously prophesied that June 8-12 2011 would be a strategic time. Read more here. That prophecy fell flat, because it was false and so will this one.

Now we come to the title of this piece Realignments Will Bring New Assignments. This catchy title is pretty meaningless unless you are a dominionist. The substance of it would suggest that there will be something outside of the christian church. This something will now supersede the church and herald in the last times as dominionist believe it will happen. Unfortunately their whole eschatology and means of bringing it about, using spiritual warfare are both contrary to scripture. Ergo, it will never happen. On this point lies a bone of contention within the dominionist camp as prophecy after prophecy seems to fail. Well, it would wouldn't it since it has no biblical foundation.

Doug's realignment could be one of five different ways: beliefs with God's unlimited Kingdom, relationships and associations, our location, mentors and leaders, your time. Only the first gives a clue to what Doug is going on about. He is saying we must change our beliefs to ensure that we are part of God's kingdom. Does Doug see his audience as completely unsaved? Dominionists are passionate about God's kingdom, ignoring the fact that being born again, that is getting saved, is the only entry point into God's kingdom. Doug is actually expounding a works-centered gospel which is not the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Finally Doug says: It's time to dream big as God releases even bigger dreams. These words are both fatuous and silly. Firstly, you cannot control what you dream about when you are asleep. Secondly, God is not in the self-help business. Jesus said: If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Matthew 16 v24. Taking up your cross means dying to self, yet Doug encourages his readers with his final words saying This really is a time to allow yourself to dream bigger and celebrate as God releases promotions and blessings from Heaven.

Doug has had his say, now what does the Bible say: Then the Lord said to me, "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries, and the delusions of their own minds." Jeremiah 14 v14. Each person is free to believe for themselves whether Doug or the Bible is right, they cannot both be right. Sadly, one way will lead to eternal death and the other to eternal life. Your choice!

19th November 2012

Further reading:

  • Doug Addison: Repayment
  • Doug Addison: June 8-12 is a Strategic Time
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