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What Do I See? False Prophets Everywhere -- Not a Lucid Word to Spare

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2. "If you can see it, you can have it. Once you see My promises through the eyes of faith--really see them--you can obtain them; you can pull them down from the spirit realm into your life's reality." Huh? I want you to seriously consider what Jennifer is selling here. This is existential word faith theology beloved. Visualization techniques are part of eastern mysticism, not Christianity. We walk by faith -- not sight! Not so according to Jennifer. According to this tripe, all we have to do is visualize something we believe God has promised us and we can literally reach up into the spirit realm and pull them down into the reality of our lives. Wow.

3. "Once you see yourself as you really are in Christ, you will begin to move in My love, My authority, and My power. What do you see? Don't see yourself as a grasshopper. See yourself as undefeatable in My Son." As Ezekiel accused the false prophets of his day so we must today. It is always about me. To Jennifer Leclaire, seeing who you are in Christ is only a means to gain more power. The grasshopper referent is to the 12 spies who were sent into the Promised Land. The 10 with the negative report saw themselves as grasshoppers compared to the giants who lived in the land. They dismissed what God had already promised them. Joshua and Caleb however relied upon what God had already said. They did not move in God's love, power and authority beloved. They simply relied upon what He had already said. That is not what Jennifer is selling here. If it were, she would direct us back to the Bible, what God already said, instead of adding to it with these false visions and lying divinations, which God has never said.

4. "Nothing is impossible for the one who believes. If you can see it, you can have it. What do you see?" -- Sigh. It is always disheartening to see how easily people can twist God's Word. Nothing is impossible for he who believes comes from the fantastic story of Jesus healing the demon possessed boy in Mark 9. I once preached a sermon on true faith just on this story. Here is the exchange I want to examine for the purposes of this conversation:

'And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us." And Jesus said to him, "'If you can'! All things are possible for one who believes." Immediately the father of the child cried outand said, "I believe; help my unbelief!" '-- Mark 9: 22-24 (ESV)

Beloved. What is it that this father has lost faith in? The answer is Jesus. Having watched his son with this disease his entire life, he simply has given up hope that even God can heal him so he offers a weak -- if you can prayer. Jesus is incredulous. When He says, "If you can" back to the Father it is a rhetorical mockery almost. If you can? Anything is possible for he who believes. Believes in what? In Jesus Christ! Is that what Jennifer Leclaire is selling here? No. This is more of the name and claim it, blab it and grab it word faith nonsense she has been peddling this entire time. What do I see Jennifer? Absolute nonsense wrapped up in a sneaky squid. Your ridiculous moment of the week has competition this time however. This competition comes from an equally absurd "prophet." His name is Mark Taylor and many call him the "firefighter prophet." Taylor is beloved throughout the Charismaniacal world because they pretend he prophesied the election of Donald Trump. I say pretend because he did no such thing. He did however prophesy that Trump would run and win in 2012"oops. That would make his prophecy WRONG. You do not get a mulligan in the prophetic world Mr. Taylor. Yet that is what the Charisma News crown has done when they simply pretend that the prophetic word he gave prior to 2012 was really about 2016! Sure Mark, wink wink. Taylor has seized upon this 50-50 prophetic word that he missed by four years to start to carve out his own prophetic niche in the charismatic world. Here is what he had to say recently according to Right Wing Watch:

"Taylor said that when he saw all five former presidents gathered at an event to raise money for hurricane relief, he received a word from the Lord that "two will be taken, three will be shaken."

"They were doing this Hurricane Harvey relief effort," Taylor said. "They were trying to raise money for Hurricane Harvey, but we all know that is a bunch of lies. These guys could care less about people, it's about their agenda. They disguised it as a relief effort for Hurricane Harvey victims and they go in there and they trash Donald Trump." "The Bible says, 'Do not touch my anointed, but especially my prophets,'" he continued. "These guys have now touched God's anointed, Donald Trump. They used it as a platform to go in there and attack."' -- Mark Taylor

This is the typical modus operandi for a false prophet. Even the one he missed by four years was essentially a 50-50 shot. Even with those odds, he still missed by four years and claims he was right anyway! I remember in 1990 Benny Hinn prophesied that Fidel Castro would die in the approaching decade. Apparently God was unsure as to when, so the best He could provide him with was a ten year span! Despite the hubris of calling such a silly prediction a prophecy, Hinn still missed it by 16 years! I remember the winter after Hurricane Katrina, Pat Robertson prophesied that the next summer would be the most devastating for the eastern seaboard regarding hurricanes. That following summer -- not one hurricane reached the eastern seaboard. So what Mark Taylor is doing here is not uncommon among false prophets. Find an outcome that is probable and pretend you are prophesying it. That God has told you. False prophet David Taylor once predicted that God told him the Denver Broncos were going to win the Super Bowl and of course they lost by 36 points. How is this similar? Mark Taylor has just predicted that two of the current living ex-presidents are going to die. Mind you, two of them are aged 92 already. Of those two, one has cancer and he seems healthier than the other. The next one is aged 70 and already has had heart surgeries. This ranks right up there with predicting an aging and sick Fidel Castro is going to die at some point in the next ten years! Perhaps Carter and Bush Sr. should send Mark a thank you card in case God wants to make him look like a fool as He did with Hinn, Robertson, and David Taylor. I wish that was the only part of this prophecy that was absurd but it was not.

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