May 17, 2021
False Prophet Jeff Jansen Removed from Ministry. (Not for False Prophecy as that is Apparently OK).
By Anthony Wade
Jeff Jansen has been removed from ministry for leaving his wife. Leaving reality? That was not an issue...
But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. - 2Peter 2:1-3 (ESV)
As we march deeper into the end times, we see the apostate church's false prophecy network grow in numbers and wealth as more and more people are led to slaughter with prophetic disinformation that is more carnal and/or political in nature rather than being what sayeth the Lord. Many who are caught up in it may not even realize themselves that the way they have been taught is at the heart of their falseness. Churches like Bethel routinely teach people to tap into their personal feelings through contemplative prayer and visualization techniques and ascribe to God, any random thought that pops into their wickedly deceitful hearts. They are taught that a good prophet can be wrong 35% of the time, a biblical absurdity that continues to shipwreck the faith of many.
Recently there was a moment God used to expose the vast majority of the false prophet network. It surrounded the ridiculous prophecies that the former president, Donald Trump, would be reelected. Even though this was a mere 50-50 proposition, the false prophets were wrong, en masse. They were not only wrong but they were spectacularly wrong as Trump lost by over seven million votes. Many of the false prophets tried hedging their bets and many others just simply apologized for "getting it wrong," whatever that means. This left the leaders in the apostate church in an awkward position. They could not just dismiss these alleged prophets as false and lose the revenue they generate. Instead, they took a stand against the false prophecies while reinforcing the validity of the false prophets in question. Unless there were other circumstances. Such was the case of Jeff Jansen. With the case of Jansen we see the absurdity and falseness of the network defending him as easily as we see the falseness of his prophetic utterances. The link above is to an article from John Burton regarding the Jansen situation and the title gave me reason to hope as it stated Jansen was recently dismissed for unscriptural, unbiblical behavior. Was it because he false prophesied the Trump reelection? Nope. That was apparently forgivable. Was it the fact that he refuses to apologize for that false prophecy? Nope, that seems allowable as well. Was it because he has since quadrupled down that he will be proven right and Trump will somehow magically be reinstated as president, with his first prediction date for such having already passed? You guessed it, nope. It is because he has decided to leave his wife during this time. Let us reason once more together through this article to highlight how ridiculous this entire situation is.
'Controversial prophetic leader Jeff Jansen is under fire. Newsweek brought a controversial viewpoint, one held by many Christians (and refuted by many others) to the forefront yesterday. "What's coming can't be stopped," Jansen said in a Facebook video on Tuesday. "There's all kinds of amazing things that are happening, and I'm talking about President Trump. I'm talking about him coming back into power. ... I'm talking about everything that God promised, back-to-back terms." While many who have dug their heels into the ground regarding the certain reelection of Donald Trump have quietly stopped pushing their agenda, Jansen continues to stand firm. Other ministers have issued apologies for missing the prophetic mark but there are some, Jansen included, who are not shying away on what they feel is inevitable--the heroic return of Donald Trump. Newsweek followed up with another report today, "Evangelical Christian pastor Jeff Jansen, a self-described "prophet," said that he is "quadrupling down" on his prophecy that former President Donald Trump will be reinstated--despite his previous prediction that this would happen by the end of April failing to materialize."' - John Burton
I often turn to the key verses for today for problems such as this because it seems a perfect fit. God is warning us through Peter that we will see false prophets and teachers in our days. They bring in destructive heresies and infect the body of Christ with such. By going outside of what God has already written, they deny the Master who bought them. Many will follow them and their sensuality, which is another way of saying their carnality. Because of personal politics many want to believe that what Jansen and others have claimed is true but it simply is not. Instead of tethering to reality however they cling to these false words because they have been promised that they came from God when they most certainly did not. Note also that it is because of these false utterances that the way of the truth will be blasphemed. It is not Charisma News mockingly debunking Jansen and the fact that he is now wrong on multiple fronts including when his fantasy about reinstatement would occur. It is instead a secular magazine such as Newsweek forced to expose the truth and the sheer idiocy of Jansen. What damage is wrought to the cause of Christ amongst non-believers when they see someone brazenly claiming God told them something that everyone can see is definitively wrong? Why is this behavior not enough for so called leaders to denounce, mark and avoid, as the bible instructs us to do with such wolves?
"I've often wondered just what benefit there is to predicting certain things such as who the next president will be. Understand, I fully affirm legitimate prophetic ministry. I'm convinced we need to hear God's voice more, not less. In fact, God will be revealing extremely important information to those who have an ear to hear as we move deeper into the end times. Key revelation will be needed so the church can respond in strategic intercession and move into position to battle the enemy and advance the Kingdom. Without divine communication, God's people will be at a great disadvantage. We can be sure those who are tuned in to the evil one will respond with precision to his commands." - John Burton
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
So Burton admits that he should not be writing this half-defense of Jansen. We are left to do so much more than merely analyze fruit, which can be extremely subjective as Burton has displayed here. We are called to hold everything up to the word of God and hold on only to what is true. We are called to mark those that cause division through contrary teachings and lies and avoid them. The bible assures us that he hearts of man are inherently wicked and deceitful. No need to try and guess here. Jeff Jansen swore that God told him that Donald Trump would be reelected and instead he lost by over seven million votes. Since then Jansen swore God told him Trump would be reinstated by the end of April, which also did not come to pass. Since then Jansen still swears God is telling him Trump will be reinstated and he has decided to leave his wife and family. What are we debating here? Jeff Jansen has less credibility at this point than the My Pillow guy. Where is the prayer for the sheep Jansen has slaughtered? Where is the love and concern for his victims? Why are we always trying to rehabilitate wolves?
"Of course, this part of the comments by Global Fire Church is quite disturbing: "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."
If true, Jansen is without question disqualified from ministry. In fact, his soul is in jeopardy. Satan is raging, and the church must respond in love and en force. The takeaways to all of this include the need to cover (not cover up) our brothers and sisters in Christ. We as the church must endeavor for prophetic accuracy and conformity to biblical protocols. We should understand the times we are in are volatile. We have no option to dabble haphazardly in the prophetic. We need to embrace humility. Intercession must skyrocket. I'd like to conclude by saying I'm praying Jansen is well, the reports are inaccurate and concern is unwarranted. If his prophecies come true, we should celebrate. If the situation in the church and with his family is other than is being reported, we can rejoice. We need more bold prophetic leaders right now, and for many years, Jansen has been one of them. At this point, however, it seems all of us, Jansen included, should seek God's face and allow Him to refine, redefine and renew us. Humble, repentant hearts are necessary if we are to endure what is to come." - John Burton
Was Jansen's soul not in jeopardy for lying about what God did and did not say? Endeavor for prophetic accuracy? What the heck is that? Does God stutter? You either are hearing from God or you are not! The bible makes it abundantly clear that prophets are judged by the complete and total accuracy of their statements. There are no second chances let alone a 35% "miss" rate. For years Jansen has been a false prophet. Keep in mind this guy that Burton is defending recently called pastors who disagree with him effeminate and neutered. He also claimed that ushers at his church were armed to "kill" threats that might come against him. This is who John Burton has aligned himself with. Oh, unless he really left his wife. How ridiculously absurd.
Reverend Anthony Wade - May 17, 2021
Credentialed Minister of the Gospel for the Assemblies of God. Owner and founder of 828 ministries. Vice President for Goodwill Industries. Always remember that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.