The Bible says, “He who rebukes will, in the end, find more favor than he who flatters” (Proverbs 28:23).
In 2006 God spoke me to warn the Church about Obama’s “Christianity” and his nefarious agenda for America. I was met with almost universal condemnation. I knew that if I stood my ground, many would see the truth and come around. And they did. In a very big way.
In 2018 I was directed to call out Hillsong Church. Again, a firestorm of criticism came on me. And again, eventually, people came to see that what I had written was the truth.
These mandates to write blogs that call out dangerous untruths is extremely rare for me.
This week, God led me to call out a cult-like devotion to false descriptions of heaven. The Holy Spirit said it is a dangerous distraction that is taking people away from soulwinning, submission to a local pastor, and searching the Word of God. It is also bringing ridicule on the true office of prophet, and on Christianity.
If you do not believe me, then by all means stop reading. And by no means, leave comments to correct me or declare your support for these ludicrous tales of multiple visits to heaven. They will be immediately removed. No matter how loving or how subtle your words are, I will not let my site offer any support for a dangerous falsehood.
There is a glaring contrast between the tone of these myths, and the tone of the true experiences of Paul. These myths are couched in hyper-casual language, whereas Paul held his visions in such reverence that he would not divulge what he saw. He wrote, “And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows, how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.”
And here is an additional warning: defending these false stories about heaven will discredit those who are true prophets, if they do not distance themselves from this foolish imbalance.
Nothing that anyone can say will cause me to disobey or retract what the Holy Spirit has ordered me to say. And so, again, I posted the blog He gave me, and again there was another firestorm. This time however the firestorm was not as strong as in the two previous instances.
I also discovered that a great deal of silent concern already existed in the Body of Christ about these stories. In the Christian media especially, there is almost unanimous alarm over these garish claims about heaven. That is why so many programmers do not allow it on their shows.
Now I am only speaking to those who are standing with me in this controversy.
I will not answer the foolish questions that many angry people have tried to ask me. In my following comments, my purpose is only to provide ammunition to those who are being attacked for standing for truth and against these wild tales.
Question: Mario aren’t you causing a division?
Answer: No, I am not. The division that is dangerous was already there. If fact, it is not just a division, it is a disconnection. Falsehood can disconnect believers from truth, and then lead them down a dangerous path.
Colossians 3:18, “Let no one defraud you by declaring you unworthy and disqualifying you for the prize, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, taking his stand on visions he claims he has seen, vainly puffed up by his sensuous notions and inflated by his unspiritual thoughts and fleshly conceit, and not holding fast to the Head, from Whom the entire body, supplied and knit together by means of its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God” (AMPC).
Question: Shouldn’t you have gone to her first before publishing the post?
Answer: That injunction to go to someone is about offenses which occur on a personal level: Matthew 18:15, “Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother.”
False doctrine is handled differently. As someone wisely commented on my blog, “Is that what Paul did? Did he go and meet every person who spoke untrue words, or did he simply caution others about such people?”
I Timothy 1:3-5, “As I urged you when I was on my way to Macedonia, stay on where you are at Ephesus in order that you may charge certain individuals not to teach any different doctrine, nor to give importance to myths and endless genealogies, which promote useless speculations rather than divine training which is in faith—whereas the purpose of our instruction is love, which springs from a pure heart and a good (clear) conscience and sincere faith. But certain individuals have missed the mark on this very matter have wandered away into vain arguments.”
Question: She never claimed that she was a prophet. She is a revelator.
Answer: The blog was not focused on what she called herself, but on what she claims she saw in heaven. I do not see how her not calling herself a prophet in any way changes anything. Whether she takes the title of ‘prophet’ or not, she has prophesied many times, as far back as 2019. Those prophecies did not come to pass. And search the scriptures, there is no office gift of ‘revelator’.
2 Timothy 4:1-6, “I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who is to judge the living and the dead at His coming and His kingdom: Proclaim the Word! Be ready, whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. And convince them, exhorting, rebuking, warning them, being inexhaustible in patience and teaching. For the time is coming when they will not tolerate wholesome instruction but, having ears itching for something pleasing, they will gather to themselves one teacher after another, chosen to foster the errors they hold, and will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, be steady, and accept unflinchingly every hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fully perform all the duties of your ministry.”
I am an evangelist, fully performing all the duties of my ministry.
Thank you for hearing my heart. This is the last thing I will say on this subject.