Thus says the Lord of hosts: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes. They speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord. They say continually to those who despise the word of the Lord, 'It shall be well with you'; and to everyone who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say, 'No disaster shall come upon you.'" - Jeremiah 23: 16-17 (ESV)
I have written for some time now about the false prophetic paradigm that exists in the church today. By chasing false signs and lying wonders many hearts are being deceived and led astray. There is a dramatic increase in pursuing experiential Christianity over biblical Christianity. You cannot walk down the street today without tripping over a newly self appointed apostle or someone claiming to be a prophetess. These range from the utterly moronic, like Prophetess Christina Glenn Weeks who sells "supernatural turn around miracle oil and prayer cloth" for only $48 and for an extra $40 she will throw in a "prophetic breakthrough." Then for a gift of $1000-$10,000 you can purchase "special uncommon favor." That is only the bottom layer of this paradigm however. It is laden with hucksters like Glenn-Weeks and the idiot who tried to prophesy the winner of the Super Bowl and lost 43-8. They operate in shady hotel rooms across this country and represent a not so soft underbelly of demonic activity posing as the church in these end times.
But the paradigm goes so much further then that. It goes to well "respected" persons who are not silly enough to charge $88 for a piece of their bath towel. We highlighted last week the Reverend Billy Graham's daughter, who suddenly fancies herself to be a prophetess apparently. Within her well meaning "prophecies" however was again this false assertion of revival for America. This week, another well respected "prophetess", Jennifer Leclaire, double down on this notion proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that she does not move in the prophetic at all. Leclaire is an editor at Charisma News, indicating how compromised Charisma News is at this point. She is also the Director for IHOP in Fort Lauderdale, further cementing her false prophet credentials. IHOP of course being closely affiliated with the heretical Kansas City Prophets, The New Apostolic Reformation and Bill Johnson at Bethel Church. These are people who think Todd Bentley is an apostle. That's right. The same Todd Bentley who punches and kicks sick people claiming the Holy Spirit tells him to. The same Todd Bentley who claims to become drunk and stoned in the spirit. These folks are the same that embrace lying prophets like Kim Clement who recently said that the new pope was "appointed to join the hearts of Protestant faith -- Catholic -- those who are Spirit-filled." The same folks who embrace Rick Joyner and his belief that modern prophets are pretty good if they maintain a 65% accuracy rating with their prophecies. The same folks that embrace the idea that you can teach the gifts of the spirit, as Bill Johnson does out at Bethel and teach our kids that anyone can move in the supernatural through their heretical "worship" outfit, Jesus Culture. Sorry but the company you keep does matter and indicates what you endorse and believe. By association alone, Jennifer Leclaire is clearly a false prophet but we also gain more proof from her "prophecies" themselves.
In her latest Charisma article, Leclaire spends the first half shilling for the Republican Party and while there was plenty there that was dishonest, I would prefer to focus on the second half of her piece, which contains a "prophecy" she claims she received from God directly. Leclaire states:
"On April 21, 2007, the Lord woke me up at midnight and I sensed Him offering this prophetic word"
Are you sure it wasn't the spicy dinner you had that night? The Lord woke you up and you "sensed" Him offering you a prophetic word that just so happened to line up directly with your pre-conceived political leanings and belief systems? Wow, now that is a convenient prophecy. But Leclaire continued to reveal her stature as a false prophet:
There is a great awakening coming to this nation. For I have heard your cries and I long to heal your land. I am a covenant God and I will not forget the covenant I made with your Founding Forefathers. Yes, there will be a shaking, but the foundations will not crack and they will not crumble. Only those things which can be shaken will be shaken that the sin in the land may be laid bare.