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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:34:59 +1200
by Bryan Hupperts

The world over, there are spiritual phenomena happening. The most
recent fad concerns jewels appearing out of the ether along with
gold dust falling like dandruff.  Are these things really happening?
I believe the answer is Yes. Is this something God is doing? Well...

God made food appear for the children of Israel, didn't he? He
multiplied oil for a widow and don't forget Jesus multiplying
food for the masses. He is a miracle working God.

As a believer in the miraculous, I am put off by these recent
spiritual fads. We have numerous miracles of bleeding statues, 
idols crying, strange impressions on walls, etc. As a Biblically 
literate believer, I know these things to be demonic. But throw in 
jewels and gold dust and discernment is tossed out the door.

I believe these recent "miracles" are really a gift from the alternate 
god, Mammon. Why? They fit the character of Mammon but do 
not fit the character of Jesus.

I've struggled with health problems for years and have seen
God do provisional miracles. In every instance it met a practical
need. Even when Jesus walked on water he was going somewhere. 
He wasn't grandstanding for the masses. He certainly wasn't
doing tricks and sleight of hand. There was genuine need to be met.

Years ago, I got involved with the Toronto Blessing and quickly 
saw the bad fruit and errors in the movement, repented, and walked
away. Our former pastor decided many of us were conspiring 
against him and asked many to leave. Our associate pastor was 
fired publicly. A spiritual insanity was released that continues to 
cause damage to this very day. This was a blessing?

That church is now an empty shell of its former self. Many TB
pastors later called the stuff that went on a "mixed blessing" and 
later began calling it what is was, a "mixed curse". We all wanted 
it to be real and looked the other way at the bizarre, demonic stuff gong on.

Jesus warned in Matthew 24 that the first sign of the End Times was
deception of a nature so subtle that it could, if possible, deceive
the very elect. I remind all jewel hunting saints that the devil can
appear as an angel of light and work miracles, too.

There are miracle workers in Scripture that were openly occultic.
The Bible does not deny their miracles, but does strongly condemn
the source of their power. Moses dealt with false miracle workers.
So did the Apostles. And now, so are we. Even the witch at Endor
could resurrect the spirit of a dead prophet.

The jewels and gold dust are symptoms of a sick faith in desperate
need of God. In the coming days you will see "the dead"
appearing in worship services, bringing words of great wonder for
the faithful. The problem will be that necromancy is still sin. But
that's OK, it will be taught, because even as Jesus raised the
dead, and these will be raised by the new miracle workers "in
spirit" as a testimony to the faithful. It will be a great deception, 
but it will fill prophetic conferences and sell a lot of books and videos.

The same idolatry and hucksterism that has plagued the Roman 
church is now running rampant in the Protestant church. Why? 
Babylon is as Babylon does... Just because something is spiritual 
looking does not make it a God thing. In this case, quite the opposite.

(c) 2007 SheepTrax Media
Bryan Hupperts