These verses do deal with warnings given to men by God, through dreams or infirmities. The ransom however referenced here is not a "dream officer" but rather, Jesus Christ. This is a foreshadowing of Christ yet this so called "prophet" and "apostle" seems to think it is about him. That his newly discovered dream officer is actually the ransom that will stay the judgment from God. You cannot make this nonsense up. Which brings us to our key verses today. I chose them because they were the first verses used by David Taylor in this interview to create the false foundation for this false teaching, from this false apostle/prophet/healer/dreamer. As with many who preach falsely, and as he did with the Job verse - he merely tosses out a portion of Scripture because he must realize the context destroys his argument. He used Deuteronomy 13 because of the distinction drawn between a prophet and a dreamer of dreams; gleefully concluding that they must be distinct offices if they are drawn distinctly as such. Now besides the obvious, which is this is not the establishment of offices, the larger context however reveals bigger problems. What are these verses actually speaking about? Ironically enough these verses speak against false teachers/prophets. They speak against David Taylor! Note from these verses that it actually does not even matter if they provide a true sign or wonder - something that comes to pass. The point is if after that they are still trying to lead you away from God then we are not to listen to that "prophet" or "dreamer of dreams." That they are teaching rebellion. That they should be put to death. That we must purge the evil from our midst.
Thankfully for Mr. Taylor we no longer put to death those who seek to lead us astray but the rest of the key verses stand. Beloved, God has led us out of Egypt. Like Israel before us, we were in captivity to our sin and Jesus set us free. He redeemed us from slavery. God has given us a path to walk and commanded us to walk on it. That path is laid out for us in the Bible. Anyone who teaches contrary to the Bible is trying to detour us from the path God has laid out for us. It really is that simple. The harder part is doing the duty of a Berean. That when we hear the fancy talk and the vague biblical references that we examine Scripture for ourselves to see if what we are being taught lines up with the Word of God. If it does not - then we must purge the evil from our midst.
I want to be very clear. God certainly can speak to us through our dreams. He can certainly use those dreams to warn us of impending problems or even death. The Bible has plenty of stories that detail such. His dreams however will never contradict His Word and the Bible remains the best way to hear from God. Either way, the Bible is very clear in outlining the gifts of the Holy Spirit and dreams is not one of them. The Bible is very clear about outlining the gifts given to build the church and dreams is not one of them. The Bible is also pretty clear about the available offices, and dreamer was never one of them. The notion that God is going to give a direct revelation to anyone that cannot be corroborated in His Word is simply heretical.
This all may seem obvious to you and I agree that it should be "low hanging fruit"; meaning easy to spot and ignore. Yet there are a lot of people who buy into this kind of nonsense and those numbers are growing as we go further into the end times. There has been a dramatic increase in the false supernatural. In the lying wonders the Bible warned us about
The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. - 2Thessalonians 2: 9-12 (ESV)
These are strong delusions for many in the church today. They are wicked deceptions. Do not fall for the heresies of angel feathers, gold dust, gem stones, glory clouds, personal visitations to heaven or any other of the fake supernatural revelations. If you want to see what God has revealed - open your Bible. It is all there. Meanwhile if Lionel Blair wants us to believe that he is a "chief apostle" and David Taylor wants us to believe that he is a prophet/apostle who has been commissioned by God to restore and office that never existed in the entire canon of Scripture...they can keep on dreaming.
Reverend Anthony Wade - July 3, 2014