Lana Vawser: Without Hope

Lana Vawser dominates the hyper-charismatic scene with her false prophecies and false understanding of who God actually is. Her latest offering, on the Elijah List is here where she says: I have this incredibly strong sense that God is wanting His people to EXPECT the NEW THING that He is doing. What He has done before in times past is glorious, but it is NOTHING compared to what is upon us now. So Lana has an incredibly strong sense. This alone should be be a red flag. Is this truly the Holy Spirit speaking through her feelings or is she relying on something else. But what is this new thing?

She explains this from Isaiah by saying: Over the last few years, the Lord has continually brought me to Isaiah 43:19, which talks about the "NEW THING" that God is doing. In the last few weeks, the Lord continues to highlight Isaiah 43:18 to me: "Remember NOT the FORMER things, NOR consider the things of OLD" . So what does Isaiah actually say in 43:19 : Behold, I am going to do something new, Now it will spring up; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19. Let us put this into context to quote four verses instead of one. Do not call to mind the former things, or consider things of the past. Behold, I am going to do something new, Now it will spring up; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert. The animals of the field will glorify Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I have given waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My chosen people, the people which I formed for myself, that they might set forth my praise. Isaiah 43:16-19.

Firstly Isaiah is speaking to the people of Israel - His chosen people. He tells his chosen people to forget what has gone on in the past and announces that He is about to do something new. So Isaiah has the task of announcing to Israel that the Old Covenant would be superseded by the New Covenant. This covenant clearly began when Jesus died on the Cross and it was announced to the world on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was given and the Body of Christ came into being. If we were to take one verse out of its context as Lana has done then God is always doing a new thing. This new thing is what Charismatics are always hungering for and yet the promises never arrive!

It is simple to lead a meeting announcing that the Holy Spirit is among us and that he is doing a new thing and people are going to be healed. Is anybody actually healed? No. Why? Because it is not the Holy Spirit of God which is present. Sadly, it is another spirit present since another Jesus is being preached. This has fooled countless numbers of people and raised an expectation among them which will never come to pass. This is why Lana has to say in the same article: Then I heard the Lord say: "PICK UP THE PROMISES AGAIN. BELIEVE AGAIN! I AM FAITHFUL." This would not be necessary if this was the Holy Spirit speaking.

Lana Vawser may be an extremely kind and well-meaning person but she is uttering words of mysticism, like a fortune-teller, which will deceive and that sadly, makes her a deceiver. Moreover, many people are being deceived by her supposed words from God and that is very sad as it leaves those people without hope.

5th September 2016

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