This is the verse that exposes the apostate church today. It is also the verse that gives them the most problem understanding. This does not mean if you say you believe in Jesus then you are ok. The point is what Jesus do you believe in? Do you believe in a rich Jesus that wants you to be wealthy beyond greed? Do you believe in a Jesus more concerned with carnal politics than His Gospel? Chances are, you are following a false Christ. Beloved you must understand this point. Jesus did not say in the Gospel of John that He was His Word as a throwaway line to ignore. Follow this very closely. When a teacher/preacher/prophet present what is not in His Word then they are in fact presenting to you another Jesus! It is not from the Holy Spirit! It is a different spirit! Not only do we readily accept it but we retweet it like it is not anathema to us. We repost on Facebook so others can be led astray by our own actions. We defend the most unbiblical teachings out today or hide behind pseudo-pious calls for prayer. We readily accept because we refuse to do the nobler work of a Berean.
Indeed, I consider that I am not in the least inferior to these super-apostles. Even if I am unskilled in speaking, I am not so in knowledge; indeed, in every way we have made this plain to you in all things. -- Verses 5-6
I love seeing the dripping sarcasm of Paul as he refers to the false teachers as super-apostles but we should not gloss over the significance. This is often how the false present themselves. They are super-spiritual. They have a direct line to throne room of God. They lord over people with absurd titles they did not earn nor were given by any real authority. Cindy Jacobs calls herself a "general" for example. You cannot go five pages on Facebook these days without tripping over a super-prophet. They are so busy lifting themselves up they hardly have any neither time nor energy to lift up Jesus. But they are skilled orators. Think of TD Jakes when you read these verses and consider the true test Paul offers. It is not how they speak but WHAT they speak. Beloved a true man of God will always point you to Christ, through His words not their own. The false will marvel you with tales of heavenly shifts and words the signify nothing truly spiritual no matter how reverent they try to sound. That brings us to the link above and the latest from the keeper of the sneaky squid spirit, Jennifer Leclaire.
"Every time I visit Singapore, I get a renewed worldview. It's as if the spirit realm opens up to me and I see with greater clarity. Last year, the Lord released angels of fire to accompany me--and they haven't left me. This year was a little more intense. I woke up on my first morning in Singapore with the realization that there were angels and demons in my room. I felt the presence of God, but also felt a war in the Spirit. I knew the Holy Spirit was trying to show me something, but there was a battle going on. That battle manifested in the natural with all forms of distractions. I had to press through to receive from the Lord what He had ordained for me that morning. After pressing through the battle and quieting my soul, I heard the Lord say: Ancient angels from the company of revelation are going to visit those in this hour who have been experiencing dreams and visions they do not comprehend and cannot understand." -- Jennifer Leclaire
Note the super-apostle language. I get a renewed
worldview. The spirit realm opens up to me. God gave her personal fire angels
which have never left her side. And this year was more intense! Angels and demons
were fighting in her room! She had to press through the battle to receive what
the Lord had ordained for her. The reward for being so darn spiritually
special? God is now going to give her ancient revelation angels to interpret
her dreams. Wow. I wish I was a spiritually special as Jennifer! I'm just a
lowly discernment minister trying to spread the Gospel. I need to go buy some
calamari and maybe I can get my own company of angels! I want snow angels
though, not fire. I hope by this point you are detecting the sarcasm because I am
laying it on pretty thick. Beloved this is absolute nonsense! The hero of this
opening story is Jennifer, not God. It highlights how special Jennifer is. There
are no fire angels or revelation angels. This is borderline Gnosticism that
claims there is hidden and secret knowledge that only people as special and
super-apostle-y like Jennifer will be given access to. Angels and demons
battling is her room. Please stop.
"I have released companies of revelation angels to expound and explain those deeper truths that many could not bear and the mysteries that have so far only been partially unlocked to a few over the ages. I am releasing these angels with a word of caution to My people: Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Stick close to me, closer than you have ever drawn, and you will avoid deception and enter into a deeper mode of revelation in your daily walk." -- Jennifer Leclaire
Whoaaaa shabba. Ancient mysteries locked up over the ages just waiting for someone as super-duper-apostle-ish as Jennifer Leclaire to release? Legions of revelation angels eh? Odd that such angels do not appear in Scripture. Perhaps in the truly ironic humor that only God can have, Leclaire misses the warning for her. Satan and his emissaries do indeed disguise themselves as angels of light to deceive. They may come to your room and pretend to fight demons. They may tell you they are angels of fire or even angels of revelation! This is the very same language that Paul is writing about in the key verses! This is the skilled speaking lacking in knowledge. Jennifer Leclaire and Charisma present a false Christ because he is not based on the verity of Scripture but rather on these insane personal revelations passed off by their panel of super-apostles.
"The unknown will become known in layers and degrees as you demonstrate consistency in the spirit. I am bringing My seers and prophetic people into a new dimension of the revelatory realm where mind cannot comprehend, but angels can explain. Just as I sent angels to Daniel and John to bring understanding of what they were seeing, I am dispatching angels on assignment to bring understanding to those who have been crying out for accurate interpretations of things they see and hear as they lay on their bed or as they walk through their days." -- Jennifer Leclaire
Ugh. First let us deal with the shameless self-promotion aspect. Jennifer runs an absurd "School for the Seers" which runs about $400 per year. She also has a School of Prophets which she runs out of the same hotel room by the Fort Lauderdale Airport. The difference she claims is that seers are given dreams instead of straight words from God. The entire concept is based loosely upon a smattering verses that God never intended for this abuse. Not to mention the blasphemous claim of being able to teach gifts of the Spirit. So Jennifer throws in these "seers" into her false prophetic word as if God said this. Notice what Jennifer bases her increased knowledge on -- consistency in the spirit. Not consistency on the word. You see the notion of the spirit is manipulative. It is left open for corruption from the wickedly deceitful hearts of men. The word is the word. It does not change. Notice more of the super-spiritual language used. Apparently the unknown comes in layers and degrees, who knew? New dimensions of the revelatory sounds an awful lot like the shifting in the atmosphere we usually hear from this crowd. Just super-spiritual gobbledygook designed to tickle ears and mean nothing. Beloved, if you ever have angels wanting to explain things to you that you cannot comprehend -- run for your bible! The end analogy does not make this mess anymore biblical. How much of a super-apostle does Jennifer fancy herself? Well, it's Daniel, the disciple Jesus loved, and then Jennifer Leclaire. Let that sink in. Mercifully, this train wreck ends:
"I am dispatching angels on assignment to bring "aha" moments for the purpose of prayer and intercession that bring My will to pass and My kingdom into the earth in greater measure. I am calling you to incline your ear to Me, to seek first My kingdom and to receive my angels of revelation." -- Jennifer Leclaire