December 25, 2010

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Who's the Vainest of Them All?

By Tony Dean
Moriah Ministries Australia © 2010

Last Updated 25-12-2010

He who speaks of himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of Him who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. (John 7:18)

"If I bear witness of myself my witness is not true." (John 5:31)

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. Abraham Lincoln

Most times it's really hard work. And then sometimes... they just fall in our lap...

Let me preface this by suggesting that David may well be a really nice guy. He looks like a nice guy, well dressed, nice smile, probably very sincere. But that is not the point. Our evaluation of anyone must be based on soundness of doctrine not slick superficiality. Our Father judges the heart not the outward show. Ought not we do likewise? (1 Samuel 16:7)

From 'pastor' David Hall of Lifepoint Church, Adelaide South Australia - Formerly Miracle City, signs and wonders abounding (but only up the front), family, chameleon centre for dudes that are more full on than like... anyone else everrr...

@rhowardbrowne is that Calvary Orlando? Dad is doing a revival there next year... about 24 hours ago via Twitter for iPad in reply to rhowardbrowne

Oh really? They pre book revivals? With God? What, with like... an appointment book? They schedule the Almighty?

Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. (James 4:13-16 KJV) Emphasis mine.

Oh boy...!

I mean seriously... Can you, honestly imagine the Lord sitting down with Davo's dad Tim, flicking through His celestial calendar...

(pseudo) Lord: Hmmm, let's see, I have the 20th through till the 26th of January free, but all through February and into May I'm just maxed out, you know?

Hall: No... Won't do... Need all of April for the marketing, and I've got that big gig in Texas so I need to be able to swing that one with the lear jet people... I need all of September or I'll have to bail...

(pseudo) Lord: Ok Timbo, since you invited me to intervene giving me the authority I ALREADY HAVE...

And Yahshua came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18 KJV)

How much power? Where? He needs MY authority to do what? That would make me like... God... oh, gotcha!

These people are COMPLETELY absurd!

I mean, if you buy the prosperity con... perhaps you'd like to pay off my car loan and in return, whatever you want to be your God, will give you a brand new Bentley. But wait, if you sow that seed of faith before 11am, some dupe will throw in a set of steak knives completely free that you may be tempted to sink into my back for mentioning the scam... It may take as long as it does for Obama to get a clue but it will happen... You know, if you remember the Force of faith Luke... Please...

Honestly, these clowns are their own commodities. They are network marketing graduates on a mission.They peddle themselves with an abandon so shameless it visits the comical and the fury together.

... I'm just astounded quite frankly...

The God of the Scriptures does not promise anyone health or wealth or prosperity or popularity or position or any such thing in this life. Rather, He promises comfort through and sanctuary after it. We are clearly talking about a different Jesus folks.

So, who is David Hall? Well, son of evangelist Tim Hall, young David, while not necessarily fully complicit with his Word Faith compatriots, is the upcoming candle in the charismatic cathedral, the fad du jour for the blatantly brainwashed, and the Hip Dude Yoda for the Gen Y Youth.

This truly makes me sad. Check out the list and pedigree of the 'Endorsee's on Davo's site. This dude is for SALE ladies and gentlemen, he is out in the marketplace looking to shine his little light, to be discovered and to do the big crowds like the huckster mentors he admires so passionately. David Hall is about as humble as hemlock.

Remember our opening Scriptures.

And if Tim Hall's son is not shocking enough... check out some of these 'defenders of the Faith'...

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Timothy 4:3-4 KJV) Emphasis mine.

  • "'Pray to yourself, because I'm in your self and you're in My self. We are one Spirit,' saith the Lord." - Kenneth Copeland, 'Believer's Voice of Victory,' Feb. 1987, p.9

  • "You're all God. You don't have a God living in you; you are one! ... When I read in the Bible where God tells Moses, 'I AM,' I say, 'Yah, I am too!'" - 'The Force of Love,' Kenneth Copeland, tape BBC-56

  • "The great key to really connecting to what you're about is connecting to the great I AM who, through his son Jesus Christ, can help you really understand who YOU AM. - 'When Ordinary People See' - Brian Houston, Hillsong Australia. Not who you ARE but who you AM. Folks, this is pure, unadulterated paganism! (Genesis 3:5)

  • "Jesus didnít come as God, He came as a man, and He did not come perfect.Ē "Y'all Please listen to me, please listen to me; this ainít no heresy. Iím not some false prophet" (Creflo Dollar Ministries: World Changers, 12/8/2002 Jesusí growth into sonship) - For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (2 John 1:7 KJV) Emphasis mine.

  • "When two Christians who are members of the Body of Christ decide to engage into sexual activity, then what you're really doing is having sex with Jesus, for if you've done it unto the least of them my brother and, then you've done it unto me - that's gross, you're having sex with Jesus..." - 'Reviving Sanctification'- Creflo Dollar - Oh, Gross doesn't even come close. Hear it in the snake's own voice HERE

  • "God sent Jesus as an example to see if we could retain and maintain the Holy Spirit in human flesh". Benny Hinn

  • "You are a little god on earth running around". Benny Hinn

  • "God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us". Joel Osteen - "Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain". (Proverbs 30:7-9 KJV)

  • "I'm very careful about saying who would and wouldn't go to heaven. I don't know". Joel Osteen - I do... "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me". (John 14:6 KJV) Emphasis mine

  • "I'm sin free!" - 'What Happened from the Cross to The Throne? audio' Joyce Meyer, - If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (1 John 1:8 KJV) Emphasis mine.

  • "All I was ever taught to say was, 'I'm a poor, miserable sinner.' I am not poor, I am not miserable and I am not a sinner. That is a lie from the pit of hell. That is what I was and if I still am then Jesus died in vain. Amen?" 'What Happened from the Cross to The Throne? audio' Joyce Meyer - Oh really?  - "Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see". (Revelation 3:17-18 KJV) ¹

And the stupidity goes on and on and on... Frankly I find these imbeciles rather tedious.

Who are these 'stars' in the pulpits? Have we degenerated to the point where celebrities turn our thick heads quicker than the conviction of He who indwells the believer? What on earth is going on?

Prophesy! We are living in fulfilling prophesy. The great falling away of which our Saviour warned encompasses us in lucidity and volume. 2 Thessalonian's 2:3

But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. Jude 1:10-11

Woe means damnation. This is SERIOUS!

Cain = Disobedience, rebellion pride, corruption, haughtiness, wickedness and restlessness under the restraints of virtue and envy that others were more favored.

Balaam = To run tumultuously to any course of life that promises gain.

Core = Possessing the guilt of insubordination; of possessing a restless and dissatisfied spirit; of a desire to rule.

Please take the time to listen the following audio of Brian Houston's completely butchered rendering of Habakkuk 2. And be attentive to his use of the phrase: YOU AM. He says it several times. It is of course a reference to the Almighty God who identified Himself as I AM to Moses, and to the Pharisees in Messiah. Houston is into that pagan, little god stupidity and thinks he is a little I AM. They all do. Satan said... and ye shall be as gods... Houston teaches what his father did way back then. So do all his mates!

Because all of these snake oil merchants essentially bilk out the same stuff, they have to continually come up with new, more creative angles in order to compete in the marketplace - including completely misrepresenting the Word of God. And make no mistake, they DO make merchandise of us and of our Saviour. Check THIS out. And so they call these new angles "Revelations". They cherry pick the Scriptures as does a magpie gathering scraps, and sew them together into a cosmic quilt of no worth. Still, gullible, undiscerning people buy it every single time.

How contemptuous we are to intentionally remove a passage of Scripture from its natural surrounding and plant it in the soil of our own insatiable lusts? To use it to amass treasures and acclaim in a world we insist is not our own? Since when did we start believing it was all about us? God's Word is the revelation of HIMSELF. Who switched that one around? And who helps them still?

But they mention Jesus you say... Yes they do, when they're not talking about themselves. Look, I am quite confident they believe in Jesus with all their heart, and even preach his gospel to all they can attract. The problem is, their Jesus is a very different Jesus to the One described in God's Word, and so is their 'gospel'.

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10 KJV)

The reality is these people are glory seekers - their own glory! They are people pleasers appealing to the flesh and elevating the self. But who called us to esteem our self? The very same emptying your pockets as they tickle your ears. The Bible teaches that that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination to God (Luke 16:15) Why then do these people strive for such? The answer should be obvious. And my people love to have it so (Jeremiah 5:31) Their 'sermons' are completely ego centric, self aggrandizing, purpose driven and unquestionably not Holy Spirit led. This is a very different spirit. Like their father they strive to ascend to the throne of God and be like the Most High.

Thus says the Lord:

Why do you not know My speech? Because you cannot hear My Word. You are of the Devil as father, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and did not abide in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it. (John 8:43-44 MKJV)

Hell from below is moved for you, to meet you at your coming. It stirs up the dead for you, all the he-goats of the earth. It has raised from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All of them shall speak and say to you, Are you also as weak as we? Are you like us? Your pride is brought down to the grave, and the noise of your harps. The maggot is spread under you, and the worms cover you. How you are fallen from the heavens, O shining star, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart, I will go up to the heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north. I will go up above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High. Yet you shall be brought down to hell, to the sides of the Pit.
(Isaiah 14:9-15 MKJV)

Is not Satan able to marvelously transform himself into an angel of light, and his ministers into ministers of righteousness? Whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:14-15 MKJV)

Friend, if you care as much about the truth as you claim, you will by compulsion, look close enough to see what should be obvious. If it sows to the flesh it is of the evil one and its end is destruction. (Galatians 6:8) Don't fall for the God bluff, the love bombs, the magic tricks, the light shows, the emotive melodies and the endless anecdotes. Neither be persuaded by the sanctimonious piety (especially at offering time), and the holier-than-though reality they hide behind their "God gave ME a new revelation, and it's bigger times a billion than Dr. Johnny come lately's". God's Name is only there for the icing. It's a superficial layer they add to suck you in. Why? Because it works. It's how both the Devil and his own operate (John 8:42-47). This is not the Christian Church folks, this is a COUNTERFEIT. It is a religious corporation aligning itself with the New World Order and Anti Christ's dominion. And it is sucking MILLIONS and MILLIONS and MILLIONS of professing believers into its lair. That being those already dumbed down and lulled to sleep by their seeker sensitive, Sunday morning sideshows masquerading as the fellowship of the redeemed.

Do you know where many of the fields white unto harvest truly are? In the professing Church itself!

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20 KJV)

Am I suggesting these people are lost? What can I say folks? If the Word of God says that those who do not abide in the doctrine of Christ do not have God then yes, that is precisely what I am saying. The Prosperity gospel is not even remotely like the Doctrine of Christ.

Everyone transgressing and not abiding in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house, nor speak a greeting to him. For he who speaks a greeting to him is partaker of his evil deeds. (2 John 1:9-11 MKJV)

Did you seriously think the apostasy applied only to the Catholics and Methodists? Time to wake up and smell the coffee folks.

Those who follow these priests of Baal are not being trained up to avoid the wrath to come, but like Hansel and Gretel all are being fattened up for the kill.

And why do all of these guy's wives look like Barbie... err... sorry... Bobbie Houston. Is there a Stepford thingy happening here? A sale on peroxide... what?

Vanity, all of it.

In His Everlasting Embrace

Tony Dean

Moriah Ministries Australia © 2010

End Notes

  1. Rev 3:17  Because thou sayest, I am rich,.... In worldly goods, which occasioned her lukewarmness, as riches often do, and her vanity, pride, and arrogance, afterwards expressed. Laodicea was a very rich city, and so will be this church state, through the accession of kings and princes, and great men of the earth unto it, in the former period: riches seldom do any good to the churches of Christ, they did not in Constantine's time; and it seems that even at the close of the spiritual reign of Christ they will be of bad consequence, since they will usher in the Laodicean church state: or her meaning is, that she was rich in spiritual things; not in grace, but in external gifts, which still remained, upon the very great pouring forth of the Spirit in the last church state; and in good works, on which she too much trusted for salvation, placing her righteousness in them: she is one whom the Jews (c) call "rich in the law":
  2. and increased with goods: with outward peace and prosperity, with much natural and divine light and knowledge, with the purity of Gospel ordinances, even beyond the former church state in her own imagination:
  3. and have need of nothing: contenting herself with these external things: true believers, as considered in Christ, stand in need of nothing indeed, they are complete in him, and have everything in him; but, as considered in themselves, they are daily in need of daily food for their souls, as for their bodies, of fresh light and life, strength and comfort, and of new supplies of grace; wherefore this church shows great ignorance of herself, as well as great pride and arrogance to express herself in this manner:
  4. and knowest not that thou art wretched; as all men are in a state of nature and unregeneracy; which may be the case of many professors, and they be ignorant of it; as to be under a sentence of wrath, obnoxious to the curses of the law, in danger of hell and destruction, lost and undone, and unable to extricate themselves out of such a state: true believers account themselves wretched, as the Apostle Paul did, on account of indwelling sin, and the plague of their own hearts, which the members of this church, the greater part of them, were ignorant of:
  5. and miserable; a miserable man is one that is attended with outward afflictions, but this was not the case of this church; and with spiritual poverty, blindness, and nakedness, and this was her case; some persons neither know their misery, nor their need of mercy:
  6. and poor; not in purse, nor in spirit, nor with respect to outward afflictions, nor as to her church state, but in a spiritual sense; one whom the Jews call a (d) "poor in the law"; as such may be said to be who have nothing to eat that is fit to eat; nothing to wear but rags, and have no money to buy either; who are in debt, and not able to pay, nor to help themselves on any account; and this may be the case of professors, and yet not known and considered by them:
  7. and blind; natural men are blind as to a saving knowledge of God in Christ, as to the way of salvation by Christ, as to the plague of their own hearts, as to the work of the Spirit of God upon the soul, and as to the truths of the Gospel, in the power of them; but here it regards blindness with respect to her church state, and its imperfection:
  8. and naked; sin has stripped man of his moral clothing; man's own righteousness will not cover his nakedness; and whoever is destitute of the righteousness of Christ is a naked person,

    John Gill's Commentary on the Bible 1746-1763
(c) Yalkut Simeoni, par. 2. fol. 106. 2. (d) Vajikra Rabba, sect. 34. fol. 173. 4. vid. Targum in Cant. viii. 9.

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