Here we see the problem when leaders of the apostate church try to address such charlatans. They do not want to be seen as condemning such a lucrative portion of their ministries. You can be all for legitimate prophecy that is grounded in the word of God, which is the final revealed will of the Lord and stand against those who bastardize it. Perhaps the true disconnect here from Burton, which is shared by most such leaders, is ignorance to the power of the word. If you want people to hear God's voice more then guide them into the word of God not the words of Jeff Jansen. If you are looking for key revelation to battle the enemy and advance the kingdom, point them to the bible not the words of Dr. Michael Brown. Without divine communication? Seriously? And you are a pastor? We have all of the divine communication we need right there in the written word of God. We do not need hucksters swearing that God told them who the next president with be. Do you know why? Because it doesn't matter who the next president will be! God will still be God! God will still be on the throne! Do you think God cannot handle a Joe Biden presidency? Stop placing your faith in man!
"That being said, the barrage of prophecies about Donald Trump have resulted in some really bad fruit and widespread division among believers. I honestly can't think of any healthy, beneficial result of forcing these so-called prophecies into the mainstream conversation. Are we looking for an I-told-you-so moment? I know many are. They point their fingers and puff out their chests as they proclaim, "Just wait, you'll see. The prophets were right, and you will be exposed as one who is lacking faith, naturally minded and listening to the voice of the enemy." I know that sounds extreme, but that sentiment, if not those very words, is being relayed. Those who disagree with the prophecies are outed as doubters, enemies of God's plans. I'm so appreciative of Dr. Michael Brown's leadership in releasing the Prophetic Standards Statement. It's time for calibration to God's Word in the prophetic camp. The "thus sayeth the Lord" approach to prophecy is often damaging to those who are listening, watching and waiting for the word to come to pass. Quite often, it does not, and the level of faith of those who are tainted by the unnecessarily bold prophecy plummets." - John Burton
Furthering the problems is the creating of equal standards where they have not been met. This is not rocket science. On one side you have the truth and on the other, disinformation. There is no splitting the bill here. Jansen has aligned himself with what is false, over and over again. He has lied about what God has said, over and over again. Those pointing it out are not on equal ground. They are correct. Relying upon someone such as Dr. Brown, who has been nothing but an apologetic water carrier of the president, brings no credibility to the discussion. The so-called prophetic standards are just an apology document for false prophecy. It affirms that false prophecy is ok, as long as you apologize and are somehow supervised by other members of the false prophecy network. All you need to know is who affirmed these standards:
"Charisma founder and CEO Stephen Strang, Bishop Dr. Dale Bronner, John Burton, Stacy Campbell, Wesley Campbell, Dr. Mark Chironna, Dr. Randy Clark, Ron Cantor, Mark Driscoll, Dr. Jim Garlow, James W. Goll, Lee Grady, Jeremiah Johnson, Dr. R.T. Kendall, Patricia King, Daniel Kolenda, Tom Lane, Dr. Sam Storms, Mark Rutland, Loren Sandford, Larry Tomczak, Kris Vallotton and others have endorsed the statement as well." - John Burton
Stacey Campbell is the crazy head shaking lady. Driscoll is the fugitive from church discipline who stole 250K in tithe monies to cheat the NY Time Bestseller list. Jeremiah Johnson just pretended to quit being a false prophet to launch his new ministry through which he can fleece the flock. Patricia King? Kris Vallotton? What was Kat Kerr too busy visiting heaven for the 50th time to sign on? Now, Burton comes to the actual disqualification of Jeff Jansen:
"Jeff Jansen Has Been Removed From Ministry. To say Jansen is under fire this past week would be an understatement. I believe it's necessary to emphasize how important it is to pray for Jansen. We all know, regardless of his situation, Satan is looking to devour him. We shouldn't be doing the same. Love-driven intercession for Jeff, especially right now, is mandatory. Yes, it's appropriate to address the issues that Jeff is bringing front and center, and it's right to confront any trouble that results. This is a seriously critical season of learning for the church, and we need to allow the Holy Spirit to recalibrate us. Unfortunately, people God loves can often be spotlighted during such seasons. Our response must include sobriety, fervent prayer, introspection, repentance and a determination to undergird those in challenging seasons. The enemy wants to crush Jansen. God wants to bless him. In possibly unrelated news to Jansen's controversial prophetic views, Newsweek reviewed a message received by those connected with Global Fire Church. Jansen's information seems to have been removed from the church website and his wife, Jan Jansen, is now listed as the senior leader. "It is with deep sorrow that Jeff Jansen has been asked, by his board, to step down as Co-Senior Leader of Global Fire Church, and from Global Fire Ministries due to unscriptural and unbiblical behavior. He was asked to step down in April, and this was made public to the church body on May 2, 2021. A statement was released to partners and friends on May 5," the email said. "Rather than submit to the process of healing and restoration, Jeff recently made an intentional decision to leave his wife and family to pursue his own desires. He remains unrepentant and unremorseful," the ministry said. The statement noted that any further actions or statements from Jansen should not be associated with Global Fire Ministries." - John Burton
No John. God does not want to bless someone who makes his living lying about what God has and has not said. Fortune telling outcomes of elections is not prophecy even though when you get it wrong it is false prophecy. The enemy is already using Jansen and now he is using you to mitigate the damage he has caused. Notice however the real problem we have here. Leaving his wife and family is certainly cause for expulsion from ministry. The real problem is Jeff Jansen should have already been disqualified for misrepresenting God. I would offer that when one lies about hearing from God he has committed a far greater offense.
"Many years ago I had a significant "God moment" that was nothing short of miraculous, and Jansen was instrumental. I had the opportunity along with a few others to connect with him in his hotel suite in the Detroit area. I won't go into details, but suffice it to say that God dramatically impacted my life through him. The reports from this week grieve my spirit, and I hurt for him and his family. We as Christians have the responsibility to react and respond, and if necessary, warn about trouble. Certainly, we also have the responsibility to pray. We don't know what's going on inside of the heart of those in the midst of trial. We are left with the call to analyze fruit. Bad fruit doesn't make someone bad. It doesn't make them unredeemable. Quite the opposite. Those are the very ones to whom God desires to reveal his love in an even more powerful way." - John Burton