"He is helping the prophetic people of God to break free of old models that are not relevant. The prophets and the prophetic people of God are the ones that are responsible to continue to step into the new day. They are forerunners who help show the rest of the body of Christ what is available." - Keith Ferrante
Said no bible verse anywhere. Prophecy is a gift given to the church for its edification. Not so wannabe prophets can show the church "what is available." What is amazing and frightening is that this man who fancies himself a prophet feels that the bible is somehow not relevant anymore. The "old models" of church protocols are found in the bible!
"They are like Joshua and Caleb who went into the promised land and can see the new land to be taken. They see the enemy as grasshoppers and themselves as giants. This is the army of the Lord. When you have the Spirit of the Lord in you and not the religious or political spirit, you have a powerful overcoming Spirit that says we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. There are new modes of battle strategy that are emerging that are here to help the people of God become relevant again. How long will we try to hype up the current traditional expression of church that is upon us? You need to find the new wineskin and pour some new wine into it. We are people of wisdom, so we take the old wine, and the new, and don't lose either. But so many of us are loyal to the old traditional system of church that meets on Sunday, and we are trying to put all our eggs in that basket. There are so many people that will never go to that form of gathering. So, we must create new ways of impacting. Online, in businesses, in homes, on the streets. This is nothing new, but I feel such a fire in me to see us step into this. I am seeing such fruit in the people of God that are embracing the new that God is doing. Will you be a part of the new? Or will you just keep protecting the old regime that is fear and loyalty based." - Keith Ferrante
While he may feel it fits his narrative, scripture does not say that Joshua and Caleb saw themselves as giants and the enemy as grasshoppers. This is a not so subtle twisting. The other spies saw themselves as grasshoppers because there were giants in the land. This may seem like a fair assumption, but it really undermines God because Caleb and Joshua are not celebrated because they saw themselves as giants. They are celebrated because they relied in faith upon what God had told them. That was the key issue. Intended or otherwise, Ferrante robbed God of His glory by making mere mortal men the hero of the story. The verse about doing all things is actually about being content regardless of what our conditions are like in this world. The arrogance is simply staggering. As if God needed Keith Ferrante's help to make His people relevant. He also has no clue what church is supposed to be for. He has clearly been trained in Warrenology that flips the church upside down and markets it to the lost instead of providing growth for the sheep. So, it is not about "doing a new thing." It is about respecting the thing that God outlined for you. As for fear, we are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Ferrante concludes:
"Listen to my powerful and provoking new podcast to hear and see what this new breed of prophets and the prophetic army looks like, and to join the Emerging Prophets Certification program that is just starting. It will train you to be a part of this new army. Please visit prophettraining.com." - Keith Ferrante
Ahh, and so we come to the grift. This has never been about doing a new thing as much as it is a way to get paid doing an old thing - fleecing the flock. Did you notice that he essentially invited everyone to be a prophet even though the bible is clear that not all can prophesy? At a price tag just under five thousand dollars he will train your cat to be a prophet! That's right beloved. A visit to his website reveals a $5,000 cost for the Prophet Certification. That's not an old thing Keith. You are just another in a long line of hucksters, which the bible forewarned us about. You are now marked as such.
The second story is from Jared Laskey, who quotes a prophetess I had not yet heard of, named Ashley Gronholm. Laskey states that the Lord is using her in healing, miracles, signs and wonders. She shared with Jared how God gave her profound prophetic insight of what is coming to the world, despite the darkness we read about in the headlines every day. Gronholm said:
"One time I had a dream and I saw Jesus. I heard His voice and He said, 'Come!' I've learned that hearing the voice of God is like tuning a radio. The more time you spend in the Word, the more time you spend in prayer, you are tuning in like a radio to hear God's voice. God gives discernment and wisdom for our situations in life. And He loves to show His friends what is to come. During a deep time of prayer and worship with the Holy Spirit." - Ashley Gronholm