What’s with the streams?
Several “thus saith the Lord” prophecies about three hyper-Charismatic, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) empires merging is interesting, given it is coming from several different “prophets.” The predictions alleged to come straight from God’s own mouth say that the three conglomerates, Bill Johnson’s Bethel Church in Redding, California, Mike Bickle’s International House of Prayer (IHOP) empire, and the Toronto church are three rivers that must flow into one.
The original oracle was spawned several years ago by Patricia Bootsma, lead pastorix at the Airport Campus church at Catch The Fire Toronto.
Here’s prophetess Carol Arnott recapping that “word,” stating that Bootsma told her: “Carol, the three rivers, Kansas City, Redding and Toronto, must come together. The three rivers must come together for what God wants to do in this next move,” Arnott remembered. source (Careful; watching past the first 30 seconds will keep you up at night.)
In 2011 there was a “3 Stream Conference” in Toronto in which Bill and Beni Johnson and the Arnotts were featured speakers, discussing the convergence prophecy:
The converging of these three streams will bring a fuller revelation of the Trinity to the Body of Christ, help usher in the Great End Time Revival and raise the water level (Ezekiel’s River) to an extent we can only attain together. We are seeing the fulfillment of that prophecy. source
Fast forward to this week, when a brand new “word” was published at the extra-biblical Elijah List website titled, “When Two Prophets in the Same Day Get Revelation About Bill Johnson, Bethel, California and Much More…” (Obviously we don’t recommend this site to our readers unless you’re using it for research purposes). Interestingly, here come those rivers again. Sound familiar?
“I Will Bring Many Streams Together!” Words for Kansas City, Hollywood and California
by Stephen Powell, Fort Mill, SC
I hear the Lord say, “The International House of Prayer is on My heart, and they have much to give this new generation, so don’t forsake their ways. I have done a mighty work in this land, among these people, and they will continue to impart and raise up as I have seen fit to call them into this work. But there will be a merging of streams again, west with the east, as it was at the beginning when Metro merged with Vineyard. Azusa was only the beginning, for I will bring these streams together in more ways than one in the days to come to devastate the enemy’s kingdom in this land. Both are needed, not one above the other, even as Peter and Paul were needed in their day. Don’t forsake one for the other, for in doing so you cut off the flow of Kingdom riches that I’ve given to each. source
Do I believe this is a thus-saith-the-Lord prophetic word? No, I do not. Mike Bickle himself admits with a grin that 80 percent of the phenomena in the thousands of charismatic meetings he has sponsored and participated in have been utterly false—phony, fraudulent, fleshly—totally and completely fake. Bickle insists that’s not a problem. He is willing to “allow the false for the sake of the real.”
I do believe that the author of this “three rivers prophecy” filling the heads of these self-proclaimed prophets is none other than the devil, who clearly desires to unify these three counterfeit movements into one powerhouse. Just remember that our sovereign God knows all of this, and even warns us of the great deception to come in these last days.
Are there prophets and apostles we should be listening to? YES! God has spoken through prophets and apostles, and you’d better believe these true receivers of God’s Word are worth following. You’ll find them in the 66 books of Scripture.
“Don’t cross the streams!”
OK, that’s hilarious! Lol!
These charlatans will keep spewing garbage untill they merge with the coming man of sin! They’re so blind and arrogant, presuming to speak for God that when the antichrist is revelead they will say it’s the returned messiah, they will meld along just as they’re doing now with The Harlot from Rome!
I remember seeing a video in which Bill Johnson said he went to the Toronto “blessing,” where he picked up the manifestations (kundalini?) that he brought back to his church in Redding, CA. I don’t remember if that was also the case with Bickle. I think it was Rodney Howard-Brown who brought it originally to the Toronto church–which they deemed to be demonic manifestations until they changed their mind and said it was the Holy Spirit coming in a new way! I was horrified at the time (still am) I learned that people, including pastors, were making trips to the Arnotts’ church in Toronto and inseminating their own churches with these false teachings and manifestations. Mass delusion.
The enemy infiltrated churchianity with devastating results. Now we can see why this is happening across denominations, there’s a separation going on, by the thousands sheep are being yanked out of these demonic enclaves by God. The darker the day, the brighter the light of God’s calling. There’s no doubt in my mind there’s a very palpable and furious spiritual war raging, the manifestations across the world are just too coincidental, from politics to religion to the economy and finally the environment, one must be totally blind not to see how quickly and accurately conditions are lining up to usher in the man of lawlessness! We really don’t have much time left! We must get The Word out to as many as we can! Maranatha!
I got to the 49 second mark in the video and my insides said “Can’t take it anymore!”
When I hear these people talk from the pulpit, and the watch all of the insane manifestations, and then, incredulously, observe the masses bewitched by these demonic activities as if they are from God…I think of this passage from Acts 8:
“But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.”
Acts 8:9-11 KJV
This demonic garbage is promoting none other than the occultic One World Church which is the same as the Charismatic Global Church. Notice the rhetoric:
“School of the Prophets” Charismatic Conference
Colorado Springs, 1999
“The River is changing course…and if we do not flow with The River, we will be left stranded on dry ground. The renewed Apostolic Age will change all this.”
Rick Joyner, Charismatic “Prophet”
The Harvest, 1989
“A severe judgment is coming upon all who separate instead of joining…This includes the different streams flowing within the church….Ultimately all the streams will flow together into One River. At this time,The River will swell to become an irresistible force which no other religion, philosophy, or doctrine can stand.”
Matthew Fox, NEW AGE Futurist
“The Cosmic Christ”
“…A…deep ecumenism…among all religions on the planet. The River deeper than anyone can imagine.”
When listening to anyone speaking about the Bible, prophecy and related subjects, you MUST use spiritual discernment. I have listened/watched “Prophey Watchers” and do not believe everything that is said, nor but every book that they sell. However, they have warned that IF there are beings from other planets or solar systems/galaxies, they are most likely not friendly and may have demonic/satanic influencing. While Avi Lipken is Jewish, he does not come on the program to espouse or attempt to convert Christians to Judaism; he talks of the threat that Islamist, especially extremists, pose to the world, as his wife works, I believe, for a radio and/or TV station and she speaks arabic, besides English and Hebrew. So, he tells the audience some of the societal and religious ideation of the Arab Islam communities. And the host of Prophecy Watchers tells the audience if it isn’t Biblical, don’t believe. Now, I admit, I don’t purchase every book offered, but the ones I have purchased & read agree with the Bible except in cases of histories of ancient civilization which they use as references. I am s Bible believing, reading Christian and I listen & read with Christian discernment, so I don’t swallow & mentally digest everything, no matter the source. There are some questionable sources on the program, but one must learn to filter, check resources mentioned about Biblical topics as well as everyday topics. My daddy told me to believe half what you see, less than that which you hear.