Dear fellow believers,
The Lord has led me to send out a warning about a popular “Christian” book,
(this may be my last posting). This book contains dangerous and deceptive “prophetic” messages.
The author claims he received these from his trances, visions, dreams and
supposed visits to heaven. He claim’s the most important messages
came to him from the spirits of people who had died. He blended all these
into an exciting, beguiling, prophetic story line.
He states that God is calling for a “Christian Civil War,” (p.
22), within the “church,” (p.
37). He encourages his readers
to use a new form of spiritual warfare against other Christians to enable
prophet ”judges,” (p. 128), to gain control of the body of
Christ. He predicts that many Christians will be harmed by his side’s
spiritual warfare against them, “We did wound many of our own brethren,” (p.
129). He predicts that this spiritual civil war will appear as the “meltdown
of Christianity itself”, (p. 29). Jesus, however, prayed for unity
among believers not a self centered, divisive, spiritual civil war fought
for control of the church, (Jn 17; 21). Jesus said;“If
a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand,” (Mk
3; 24, N.K.J.V used throughout).
The author also falsely predicts that “the day of the Lord,” (p.
36), will occur when he and the elite judges gain full control of the global
church. This, however, is how the bible describes that day, “Behold,
the day of the Lord comes... To lay the land desolate...The sun will be
darkened... And the moon will not cause its light... I will punish the
world for its evil... I will make mortal man more rare than fine gold,” (Isaiah
13; 9-12), i.e, there is no similarity between the two!
The author goes on to state that we cannot trust the first Apostles but
should replace their Epistles with his own “new revelations,” (he
wants us to abandon 2/3rds of the N/T). The book is entitled “The
Final Quest” by Rick Joyner. It advocates a new, interfaith, form
of church which, Joyner claims, “will begin drawing all men into
the Kingdom,” (p. 37). This is a distorted New Age based prediction
that advances the Interfaith One World Religion. Joyner also encourages
Christians to move on into his “superior” level of spirituality
which, he claims, looks more like the New Age than anything found in the
bible. He states that his ultimate spiritual strategy is to call “eagles” down
from heaven to earth to enable his side to gain control of the body of
Christ. Joyner teaches that these “eagles” are the spirits
of saints who have died, “I recognised the eagle as a man whom I
had known soon after my conversion,” (p. 65). This is spiritualism
not Christianity. This shouldn’t be a surprise, though, as two of
Joyner’s closest companions openly claimed to receive ministry from
the spirit of the deceased Indian evangelist, Sundar Sigh, and a spirit
that looked just like Kathryn Kuhlman. Joyner has just been more covert,
cautious and subtle in revealing his full spiritual beliefs via this book.
There is no mention in “The Final Quest,” of anyone ever being
gifted or led by the Holy Spirit. Instead he predicts that ultimately any
Christian who won’t accept being led by these spirits of the deceased
will be cast out of the global church, (see
Ch 5 of the study). We would
expect anyone receiving from the occult to develop these controlling attitudes.
“The Final Quest” predicts that Joyner’s elite group of prophet “judges” will
then go on to govern the entire world with no mention of Jesus’ Second
Coming. Joyner is clearly spiritually confused. I believe that God has shown
me that if he doesn’t relent the devil will elevate him to the highest
level of leadership within an Interfaith One World Religion. This would also
be a fulfilment of Joyner’s own distorted New Age predictions. Joyner fails
to mention that he had links with the Catholic Order of the Knights of Malta
whilst he was writing “The Final Quest,” (Paul Cain is also a member).
Joyner now leads this Order over N. America and both men have sworn an oath of
allegiance to the Pope. Joyner’s call for a “Christian civil war” may,
therefore, also be anti the Reformation. The last three Popes have led the main
global interfaith meetings and claimed that all the religions prayed to the same
god. Both the Catholic leadership and Joyner clearly seek an Interfaith One World
Religion. All the quotes used in the full study, (entitled “Decoding Rick
Joyner’s The Final Quest,” ), have been put in purple bold type
to enable a faster verification of these things. May God bless you all!
S. Dobbs, December 2015.