DEREK PRINCE - Important Well-known Charismatic Bible teacher Derek Prince put out a very controversial and outspoken book about "Deception" in 1996 which few seem to have read. While fairly 'balanced', it was very specific in talking about the deceptions that were rising then (and still are). I was quite surprised when I read it. (This is not "Uproar in the Church" but another one). The entire first chapter is now on my website (-with the kind permission of Derek Prince Ministries). I guess some people are getting tired of the fact that we talk about "deception" on this List - not just 'Revival'. Some say, "Just concentrate on positive, upbuilding things." And yes, on a practical level, our ministry is very much heading in the direction of the 'fields being ripe for Harvest' and "Revival on the streets". But we also see a crying need to WARN of the serious deceptions that are currently arising - and seem to grow worse every year. As Derek Prince himself said: "The greatest single danger in this end time is not sickness, nor poverty, nor persecution. It is DECEPTION. If anybody says, "It could never happen to me," it has already happened to that person, because that person is saying something could never happen that Jesus said would happen." [END QUOTE]. So in a way, I feel we need to be a bit like Nehemiah's men today - building with one hand whilst holding a sword in the other. We need to be 'harvest'-oriented while still alert to deception also. -Because we cannot simply ignore the dangers that are ensnaring our brothers and sisters around the world. And of course, much of this deception is issuing from here in the USA and Canada. PLEASE take the time to read Derek Prince's article on this subject, my friends. I think you will be very surprised. It can be found near the top of the following web-site: http://www.revivalschool.com God bless you all. Kindest regards in Christ, -Andrew Strom.