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Joshua-777 last won the day on October 21 2010

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    Learning to love Jesus with all my heart, soul, and mind, and learning to love my neighbor as myself.

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  1. I've been in there a few times. I love how every where you look in there there are scripture to meditate on and flags for all nations for intercession and prayer. There is also always worship music playing in there. The ball in the center is actually a fountain.
  2. According to Bill Johnson and the staff and Bethel, he's never taught, practiced, endorsed, and has even taught against the idea if receiving an anointing from the dead. I have also heard staff at Bethel preach against it and use scripture to show it's unbiblical. He did say he will visit a grave sight to honor past ministers who have done much for the Kingdom and use it as a point of reference to pray for God to do it again.
  3. I'm familiar with strange fire and kundalini warning and I strongly disagree with it. Much of it is either false information and misunderstanding. There has been no good fruit to come from it. It's fear driven and causes division, offense, accusation, judgement, anger, demonizing people and cutting off a valuable part of the body of Christ. You have not been given a spirit of fear, but of Power, Love, and a Sound Mind. Anyone who puts faith in the name of Jesus and believes that God raised him from the dead, turns from their old lifestyle and lives for Him is saved. We are to test the spirits, by the fruit they produce and by the name that they claim as Lord. That means, like it or not Bill Johnson is your brother in Christ. That means i also am your brother in Christ, even though I am a part of this charismatic movement. I believe in Jesus, I live for Him, I have turned from sin to serve the living God. I can see the fruit because I am around the fruit of it. Am I saved? What does it take to be saved? Do we have to believe in your interpretation of the bible to be saved or is it Christ alone that saves? If I am saved, is bearing false witness and sowing discord among brethren ok? Much of those videos are bearing false witness and sowing discord among brethren. Proverbs 6:16 These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: 17 A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, 19 A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren. But once again, can you listen to the short video in the opening post and let me know, from the video, not from warning links, is there is anything he says that is true or edifying or is it all from the pit of hell?
  4. Can you listen to the 2-3 min video in the OP and let me know what you think? Not your opinion about the person speaking, but the content he's speaking about. Is there something that might edify believers in the video or is it just unbiblical?
  5. The big font wasn't a tactic, I posted a scripture and it messed up the rest of the format and I couldn't get it to change back. I know many of them are changed because some of them go to my Church and are passionate lovers of Jesus. SO what makes a born again believer? How do do you define saved? Also, can you find a direct scripture against laughter or the manifestation you described?
  6. I've been to Seattle a few times, it's really similar. God is on the move in the NW though. I thought you'd appreciate this picture being from Portland. My wife lead someone to the Lord and our team ministered to him. He wanted to get completely clean off drugs and get away from the lifestyle he was living so we baptized him in Skidmore fountain and got him connected to a Christian rehab.
  7. I am friends with many people from Bethel and I love and appreciate all that God is doing through them. I have met so many people who became believers in Jesus because they went to Bethel Church and had a real encounter with Jesus there. If the devil is behind it, he’s become a powerful evangelist leading multitudes to Jesus. With Impartation (Transfer of anointing) is a biblical concept, and there are many of examples through out scripture in the old and new testament. One clear passage is here, Timothy received a gift through the laying on of hands of the leadership. 1 Timothy 4:14 14 Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. As far as people falling on the ground, twitching, crying, laughing, etc. I have seen that happen many times. I was in Brazil this last summer and God's presence showed up simular. A whole class fell to the ground some laughting, some crying, some twitching. One guy fell to the ground and started grabbing his stomach screaming in pain. He was manifesting a demon and then right after I commanded it out, he threw up and got delivered. Afterword he had no more stomach pain and was in his right mind. I've seen God do things like this many times. One of the biggest evidences for me that this is from the Holy Spirit is seeing the lives changed after they’ve been touched like this. I have seen people instantly set free from addiction. I’ve seen people be luke warm and then be filled with such a passion for Jesus they change their whole lives. One girl in Brazil got overwhelmed by God’s love and she was on the floor for hours. Now, she changed her profession, instead of pursuing medical, she is going to bible college and wants to preach the Gospel of Jesus. We are supposed to judge by the fruit. The ones in the bible that judged by the appearance said, “they are just full of new wine!” when the promise of the Holy Spirit was released. They also judged Jesus by saying, he does his works through demons. An apple tree produces apples. A thorn bush does not produce apples. What is the fruit? Love for Jesus check, Passion to spread His Gospel, check. Love for people, check, joy, check. Peace? Check. Patience? Check. Kindness? Check. The devil cannot produce the fruit of the Spirit.
  8. Reiki is a new age healing method which is based on manipulating energy through meditation and visualization. It's roots are in an anti-Christian world view and it can open a door for demons. Part of the world view is that good and evil are an illusion, there is no right or wrong, making it harder to convey the Gospel without them encountering the power of it. Many new agers are into things like Reiki, Yoga, and meditation to have spiritual experiences but are completely unaware that they are opening themselves up to demons.
  9. Shiloh, You should pay attention to what Bill Johnson actually says and does instead of through the lens of heresy hunter videos. According to Bill, he doesn't allow that teaching to be taught and when Bethel was accused of it, he thought it was ridiculous and makes it clear, that he "does not endorse or teach grave sucking". Now, I understand that you are set on cessationism and don't believe in healing the sick, prophetic ministry, etc. But you do know the bible and know bearing false witness against someone, even in the name of good is wrong and God opposes it.
  10. There is an interview Michael Brown did with Bill Johnson and he asked him about that and many other concerns. The grave sucking thing is not something Bill believes in or has ever been taught at Bethel. When we hold accusations against someone, especially ones that are based on lies and misunderstandings, we are acting like the devil, who is the accuser of brethren. Did you watch the video I posted, or are you so offended at the sight of Bill that you refuse to give it a chance?
  11. I have been doing street ministry and training believers in street ministry for several years now and have come across this alot. I've ran into free mansons alot. I had to do a deliverance once on someone who who was deep into it who came to a class I was teaching. She had mpd, and couldn't be around worship without scratching herself. Now she's is so joyful, fully able to engage God and set free. Being in Portland, the new age has such a huge hold on people and the mindset of many is that God is the universe or energy, it's an impersonal force they can manipulate. I remember one guy was performing at Saturday Market and contorting his body in ways he shouldn't be able to move. I asked him if he had pain in his body and he said his back. I asked if I could pray for him and he said, "No, because your energy is going to mess up my energy and I won't be able to perform." I said, "well I'm not using energy, it's my friend the Holy Spirit and sometimes He just likes to heal people, check your back." When he checked his back he said, "all the pain is gone" and then stopped performing and left the area. I've seen many people who specialize in reiki healed also (New age method of healing through manipulating energy). One lady who practiced reiki on others got healed from one leg being shorter than the other and she was like, (this is freaky)! No this is Jesus Many people in the new age are looking for something real, but they are misdirected and don't know the reality and truth about Jesus. I've seen many come to the Lord and turn into powerful believers in Jesus.
  12. I've had many times in my life where I've seen breakthrough and God do amazing things but also times where I don't see what God is doing and going through hard times. It's in the hard times that I learn to trust and put my faith in Him regardless what I see, to put my trust in who He is and what He's said.