Sept. - Oct. 2000
Word of Prophecy
Some forty years ago the late J. Edgar Hoover, Director of our national police agency, the FBI, for nearly fifty years, wrote a masterful revelation of Communist intrigue against the U.S. entitled "Masters of Deceit." From his knowledgeable source of information, Mr. Hoover attempted to warn our nation of the internal dangers of Communist conspiracy to deceive, seduce, and beguile us into complacency, leading to a subsequent communist domination with loss of personal and religious liberty. These warnings have largely gone unheeded until we now stand on the brink of disaster _ the loss of our cherished personal and religious liberty through an autocratic and oppressive bureaucracy, socialist style, through HUMANISTS, a new breed of communist conspirators.
However, to accomplish this coup de grace _ the creation of a faceless, godless, and classless society that's engulfing us, the Bible's credibility and God-fearing men and women's influence on our society must be immunized or destroyed. Those who are dogmatic about the judgments of God, sin, and God's True Word must go! This is why the devil has filled America with false prophets, phony bibles, and counterfeit Christians _ to set the stage for the rising drama of a Communist-type tyranny in America, a ruthless oppression of God's true saints and their fellow-travelers. And, this persecution is at hand! Humanism is on the move!
Here is how it has begun. The phonies of our generation, ultra-liberal politicians, preachers, entertainers, salesmen, teachers, and jurists have "bewitched" us! Especially the preachers! This is the work of Satan through dishonest men and women _ Masters of Deceit _ softening up our nation and other allied nations for the appearing and subsequent subjugation by the Head Master of Deceit himself _ the Antichrist!
Our spiritual dilemmas, foreseen by the Holy Ghost nineteen centuries ago, prompted this dire prophetic forecast: "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits [spirits that bewitch], and doctrines of devils [demons]; Speaking lies in hypocrisy [preaching lies to bewitch]; having their conscience seared with a hot iron." I Timothy 4:1-2.
The Apostle Paul encountered the same spiritual phonies as we are encountering right now, and exclaimed: "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth?" Galatians 3:1. These church members through phony preachers who bewitched them were led away from God's Word _ the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth! Then the apostle asked the Galatian Christians: "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? They zealously affect you, but not well My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you I stand in doubt of you [your professed salvation]." Galatians 4:16-20. The greatest purpose of this prophetic, end-time ministry is to turn "bewitched" Christians to the Real Jesus, until Christ is formed in them. I stand in doubt of many who profess that Christ dwells in them!
"These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you." I John 2:26. Seduce means "to tempt to wrongdoing; persuade to do wrong; to cause another to surrender chastity for impurity." My God, this is what is happening through a full-scale assault of Satan by soothsaying preachers and teachers by their word and example in even the Holiness and Full Gospel churches everywhere! World-conforming men and women are seducing God's people to live in the way of the pagan and heathen around us _ not Christ-like!
Seducers distort God's Word and subtly attempt to lead God's people into open rebellion against God's Word. The Bible gives vivid examples of all these dangers as: "And when they [Paul and Barnabas] had gone through the isle [Cyprus] unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus: Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God [he wanted to hear the whole truth]. But Elymas the sorcerer [Bar-jesus] withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith [in God's Word]." Acts 13:6-8. These types of preachers are abundant _ they craftily explain why Christians don't have to obey all the word of God _ not obey it!
Sorcery produces signs that look very similar to the work of the true Spirit of God. These seducing spirits or religious demons (I Timothy 4:1) can mimic the nine Spiritual Gifts very closely. "And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination [a seducing demon spirit] met us, which brought her masters much gain [money] by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, [she was mimicking the gift of prophecy] These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation." Acts 16:16-17. This girl through a demon was imitating a gift of the Holy Ghost _ and, she was telling the truth about Paul and Silas. Also, she had all these "Women Aglow" in this prayer meeting deceived, but not Paul, the truly spiritual man of God. I Corinthians 2:15 (Read this). Then when the apostle became fed up with this phony performance, "Paul turned, and said to the spirit [demon in the girl], I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour." (Verse 18). Praise God! Her performance of mimicking the true Spirit of God ended!
The prophetic scriptures have forewarned God's people of our end-time, when soothsayers and mimickers of the Holy Ghost would abound, seeking to seduce and bewitch them: "But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be
mockers [mimickers] in the last time [the end-time], who should walk after their own ungodly lusts [of the flesh]; These be they who separate themselves, sensual [led by the five senses], having not the [Holy] Spirit." Jude 17-19.
Most professing Christians today are mesmerized and bewitched by such soothsaying performers _ those on the PTL-Club-type TV programs, and other such "shows." These are a ridicule, a grief, and chagrin to the Holy Ghost by the consensus of any true saint. "He that is spiritual judgeth [spiritually discerns] all things." I Corinthians 2:15. Sorcerers also appear on many radio and TV shows called "gospel programs" as miracle workers _ phony as a three-dollar bill _ and, they bewitch millions. "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers [the devil's preachers] also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." II Corinthians 11:14-15. Thousands of American preachers are "Masters of Deceit," while other tens of thousands of professing saints, bewitched by their sorcery, follow them like the rats that followed the fable Pied Piper of Hamlin into the sea of destruction!
The Apostle Paul protested to the church members at Corinth: "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." II Corinthians 11:3. How were these early Christians beguiled? Preachers had followed behind Paul to Corinth preaching "another Jesus," just like thousands are doing now to beguile today's Christians. Beguile means "to trick or mislead; deceive; to take away from deceitfully." The devil through the serpent in the Garden of Eden "beguiled" Eve into disobeying God. Genesis 3:13. Satan told her what many thousands of soothsaying preachers are parroting yet: "God didn't really mean what He said." Genesis 3:4-5. God means every word that He has spoken and is recorded in our Holy Bible, as Jesus told Satan in His temptation: "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4. And God will judge every Christian and every sinner by His entire Word as it is written!
Satan's ministers and phony Christians are beguiling, i.e., tricking, bewitching, and misleading Christians into rebellion against God's Word! God is going to severely punish, especially these Full-gospel, professing Holy Ghost-filled preachers and Christians who live worldly, leading God's saints away from His Holiness! Today's worldly, pagan, and pleasure-loving church crowd have phony gifts of the Spirit. These mimic the real Gifts, and they seduce, beguile, and bewitch thousands who are not led by the Word of God nor the Holy Ghost, and they won't listen to these warnings from the Lord.
"Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded." Acts 19:13-16.
Exorcism is "the art of freeing a person or place from an evil spirit or demon by prayer or a ceremony; to conjure." This is not by the power of God. We have many "vagabond" exorcists, preachers, who bewitch thousands of Christians through this type of sorcery. Vagabond means, "wanderer; not subject to control or restraint; roving; straying." "Vagabond Jews" who are exorcists abound today, in churches, in auditoriums, on
radio and TV _ all over America! As God's prophetic scriptures warn, giving us their spiritual profile: "These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest: to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. For when they speak great swelling words of vanity [what people want to hear], they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness [they appeal to the crowds by not preaching God's commandments]." II Peter 2:17-18.
Jesus warned: "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits." Matthew 7:15-16. What are the "fruits" of a false prophet _ these ministers who appear as men of God, who heap to themselves disciples having itching ears _ these phonies who bewitch, seduce, deceive, beguile, and fool even many real Christians with their sorcery? Jesus foretold of this grave danger here in our very own end-time generation: "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders [through exorcism and sorcery]; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive [beguile or mislead] the very elect." Matthew 24:11, 24. Well, they are trying! The eyes of God's people must be opened to these grave dangers. I know that God's elect will be led away from deceivers and false prophets _ but, their deliverance and escape will only be accomplished as they listen to God's true prophets and obey God's true prophetic message.
Closely observe the fruits of false prophets: "But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you,  who privily shall bring in damnable heresies [false doctrines];  And many shall follow their pernicious ways [they are where the crowds are];  by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of [the way of holiness].  And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you [tell you soothsaying stories to get your money]:  these ... speak evil of the things [of the word of God] that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;  Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin [they cannot live a holy life];  they have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray [forsaken the way of holiness];  when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh [they tell you that it is not necessary to live holy];  they promise them liberty. [but] they themselves are the servants of corruption [these false prophets make libertines by not teaching true freedom "from sin" through Christ]." II Peter 2:1-19.
The cry of false prophets and sorcerers is: "I have a `Blessing Pact' for you!" "Support my ministry and I promise you a `Horn of Plenty'!" "I'll pray for you and you'll receive a `Double Portion'!" "Give to the cause I represent and God will give you a big house, a big new shiny car, and money, money, money!" No wonder our national institutions of church, school, home, and political bodies are disintegrating. This preaching and teaching is sorcery! We are staggering under the impact!
God has warned of too much in our hand and not enough of God's love in our heart; "I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. [This is the church's condition today]. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice. The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity." Jeremiah 22:21-22. Preachers who preach with over emphasis about God's blessing pacts, but refuse to preach the Christian's responsibility to live free from world-conformity, to live a holy and sanctified life, will be severely punished in the darkness of the rising Gathering Storm.
The church in the wilderness is God's vivid example to the church of this end-time. I Corinthians 10:6, 11. They "lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. And he gave them their request; but
sent leanness into their soul." Psalm 106:14-15. The lukewarm church members of our day have acquired money, pleasure, and material things for their lust, but they are spiritually bankrupt!
Some phony cries out in a hootenanny service called a revival: "I'll pray for you and you will receive a double portion!" Baloney! If God's people had just one portion of what the Prophet Elijah had, the church would shake this world for God. II Kings 2:9. Material affluence, together with beguiling, bewitching, and soothsaying preachers have God's people like the church in the wilderness _ they are lean in their souls _ spiritually bankrupt like the blind Laodicean church members (Revelation 3:14-17) who were rich and increased with goods. The love of money and material possessions "lead men into many foolish and hurtful lusts ...and pierce them through with many sorrows." I Timothy 6:9-10.
The Holy Ghost has instructed a real saint of God: "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." Colossians 3:1-2. The desire for material things and their acquisition are ruining more Christians and their families than most any evil device the devil bewitches through. This ever leads to spiritual bankruptcy.
BEWARE OF LYING SPIRITS!
False prophets are not honest men! "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." II Timothy 3:13. Soothsaying, bewitching, beguiling, seducing, and deceiving men and women all over our nation have lying spirits (demons); "Speaking lies in hypocrisy." I Timothy 4:2. These masquerade as men and women of God _ but, they won't preach all the Truth of God's Word, and half-truths won't save us! Many of these are homosexuals and lesbians.
"Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee." I Kings 22:23. A remarkable incident is recorded here _ 400 false prophets with lying spirits versus one true prophet of God who valiantly, without compromise, prophesied the truth although it meant prison and persecution. "And the king of Israel [Ahab] said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the Lord: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil." I Kings 22:8. A true prophet of God cannot prophesy good to a rebel against God's Word. The prophet Micaiah was imprisoned by King Ahab because he dared to prophesy what the Holy Ghost revealed to him concerning God's judgments upon Ahab and Israel. Have conditions improved? No! The devil is the same _ God's people are the same _ and, God is the same! The spirit of our age is still Rebellion against hearing God's True Word and obeying it!
been bewitched, beguiled, seduced, and misled by modern-day soothsayers and exorcists.
God has always reserved a few holy men in every age who would not be swept off course _ remaining resolute, dogmatic, uncompromising, and unafraid in the drifts and spiritual crises of the church. Preachers have played safe and secure while the church sleeps, and the worldly crowd has robbed it of Holy Ghost power. Today's church has grown rich, popular, and respected. The results: they have substituted a creed for Christ, a doctrine for Deity, formality for faith, politics for power with God, and man-made organization for divine unity. The church must return to the truth of God's Word, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
"Look out there, you're judging" is the accusation raised against a Christian or man of God who speaks with authority from God's Word. "He that is spiritual judgeth [discerns] all things." I Corinthians 2:15. Truly spiritual saints must judge for the Lord. "For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within [Christians]? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person," commands God's true word. I Corinthians 5:12-13.
True men of God must judge between right and wrong, sin and righteousness, clean and unclean, holy and unholy, truth and error, between false prophets and true prophets of God to warn His people of these grave perils. Ezekiel 44:23; Hebrews 5:14; I Timothy 6:3-5.
Much of the writings by the apostles of Christ were warnings to God's saints about the dangers of false prophets, deceivers, and seducers as this message has shown. Let's take note of other apostolic warnings as: "And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words." Colossians 2:4. To the church at Pergamos, Christ rebukes: "But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication [immorality]." Revelation 2:14. This is a reference to the idolatry and immorality that overcame the church in the wilderness under the leadership of Moses, who were "beguiled" by Balaam, a libertine prophet, who taught these pagan abominations to God's people. Numbers 25:18. Result: A plague from the Lord _ "And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand." Numbers 25:9.
A GIGANTIC HOAX!
Beloved, don't be intimidated nor confused by this deceptive façade and smoke screen thrown up by professing Spirit-filled and "full-gospel" charismatics seeking to detract God's true saints' attention away from the cross of Christ, holiness, and living a sanctified life. This charismatic mess of spiritual hodgepodge is a hoax and fraud. Here is their spiritual profile given as a warning from the Holy Ghost: "For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things." Philippians 3:18-19. The old rugged cross is still an emblem of suffering and shame!
God has warned through the prophetic scriptures that the Laodicean church of today would be bewitched by soothsaying preachers and teachers who are charmers _ but, not sanctified, nor holy: "And [thou] knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked." Revelation 3:17. How did today's church get in this mess and not know it? Answer: By seducing spirits that are working through soothsaying, sweet-talking, sweet-singing, pantywaist, and world-conforming charismatics! These are mimickers of the fruit and gifts of the Holy Ghost, who pervert God's Word and Holiness _ these have seduced, beguiled, bewitched, and put a first class fooling on God's own people!
Charismatics in general are clever counterfeits of real Spirit-filled Christians! God warns us how to
overcome their wiles: "Rooted and built up in him [Jesus], and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." Colossians 2:7-8. Praise God, Saints _ but Beware! "Beware of dogs [deceitful workers], beware of evil workers, beware of the concision." Philippians 3:2.
Charismatics are being bewitched by such men and women as Simon the sorcerer of Samaria. Acts 8:9-11. Fraudulent claims of being born-again, being filled with the Holy Ghost, speaking in tongues, and miracles of healing abound in meetings today through seducing spirits and sorcery. Shrewd operators who use skilled oratory and drama "beguile unstable souls," and deceive the hearts of the simple (II Peter 2:14). These deceivers are despotic hirelings, only caring for popularity and money _ not for the souls and welfare of God's elect and saints. If you are a borderline or worldly Christian, you are in grave danger even by attending these phony Holy Ghost services conducted by charismatic phonies. This kind of soothsaying teacher may teach you, but he won't teach you the truth _ i.e., how to live a truly holy, sanctified life, with complete victory over the world, the flesh, sin, and the devil!
Beloved, if you have been misled into the charismatic movement, extricate yourself immediately _ I warn you from the Holy Ghost as God's Prophet. I am an old-fashioned man of God, sanctified and Holy Ghost-filled; I speak with other tongues and prophesy, trust God for our healing, and I'm full-gospel in faith and doctrine! But I am not charismatic _ no way!
Also Beloved, we must strive mightily to turn God's bewitched people back to favor with the Lord _ and teach them the whole truth, and nothing but the truth! These charismatics "have profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved" (Malachi 2:11), and the church of our Lord has been led back by these into Egypt _ i.e., into the world and idolatry! God will not accept the church until it is washed from every blemish of this world-conformity through the sanctifying of the word of God (Ephesians 5:25-27). We proclaim as God's prophet: "If my people, which are called by [God's] my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways [repent]; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." II Chronicles 7:14.
The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.
To lose one's wealth is sad indeed.
To lose one's health is more.
To lose one's soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.
51 people died while you read this short poem. Sooner or later you will find yourself in the hands of the living God.
Are you ready?
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.
True Bible-Believers Denounced at Papal
Reprinted from an Article by Texe Marrs
Reprinted from an Article by Texe Marrs
Angry at Christian Bible-believers and others who refuse to acknowledge his spiritual leadership, Pope John Paul II and Vatican cronies have called for an all-out war.
As reported in the Associated Press, with the Tibetan god-man, the Dalai Lama, sitting at his right side, last October 28th, 1999, in Rome the Pope presided at a special council of some 200 religious leaders of various faiths, sects, and cults.
The Pontiff told the assembled Buddhist monks, Zoroastrian priests, Catholic cardinals, Hindu gurus, American Indian shamen, Jewish rabbis, and ecumenical clergy that all must join in condemning the Christian fundamentalists who "abuse speech" and whose efforts at converting others "incite hatred and violence."
The Pope further directed that the religious leaders promote "tolerance," mutual understanding, and respect for all religions and faiths, not just their own.
Newspaper sources called the meeting "remarkable," noting incredible scenes ranging from a ritual in which an American Indian blessed the four corners of the earth from the heart of Rome, to a Moslem Mufti and his followers kneeling toward Mecca and praying.
All present were in accord on two key points: (1) Pope John Paul II was endorsed by consensus as the planet's chief spiritual guide and overseer; and (2) Religious fundamentalists who refuse to go along with the global ecumenical movement are to be silenced. They must also be denounced as "dangerous extremists" full of hate.
Meanwhile, the splinter group of Catholic traditionalists that recently chose Capuchin Priest Lucien Pulvermacher as "His Holiness, Pope Pius XIII," have now declared the four Popes reigning in Rome since 1958, including Pope John Paul II, to be "apostate imposters." The recent Popes are accused of having worked to transform and spawn the Roman Catholic Church into a literal "Church of Satan."
It remains to be seen what punishment lies ahead for once faithful Catholics who stubbornly refuse to take part in this "Church of Satan." One thing we know for sure is that, oddly, these Catholic traditionalists will find that former Protestants _ men like Chuck Colson, Jim Bakker, Paul Crouch, Billy Graham, Bill Bright, and James Dobson _ will not welcome them. These former Protestants now stand side-by-side with the Pope and, as a consequence, with his disciple, the Dalai Lama.
Dealing with Resisters
The global ecumenical movement is rapidly entering its final form. However, four groups are despised and excluded: (1) Protestant Bible-believers; (2) Old-line, traditional Catholics; (3) Shiite Moslems; and (4) Ultra-Orthodox Jews.
The thinking at the Vatican and in Illuminati circles is that the Shiite Moslems and Ultra-Orthodox Jews can be bought off. A combination of political power and money _ that is, filthy lucre _ can win over the leadership of these two groups and encourage them to get their followers into sync with the goals of the elite.
That leaves only the Bible-believing Protestants and the old-line Catholics. These rigid, dogmatic people are hard cases. The elite realize these two types cannot be bought off. So, they must be killed off. The sooner the better, once conditions are right.
Word of Prophecy Newsletter
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Editor Bro. Ray Pringle, a prophet of God
and an ordained minister of the
Calvary Chapel Church of God, Inc.
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