The Mystery of the Cities that Jesus Cursed

 This is a topic that has held quite a bit of fascination for me, since I have been keenly interested in studying the healings and deliverance’s the Lord Jesus Christ performed during His ministry. These cities which are the subject of the Lord Jesus rebuke, have been called the “Evangelical Triangle”, since they were fairly close together and where the Lord spent much of His time ministering.

What seems to beg the question then, why did the Lord rebuke them so strenuously? In studying a bit about these cities, it seems they were at the particular place in Israel which had been centers of idolatry, and even in the Lord’s day were still steeped in much unbelief which goes hand in hand with idolatry. For example, in Bethsaida, during archaeological excavations in recent times, a Medusa was found in the ruins of the Synagogue there.  In any case, when we study the healing of the blind man that Jesus performed in Mark 8: 22-26, (shown below), the scriptures made a point of mentioning it was done in Bethsaida. Notice, this is one of the few places mentioned in the bible, where even the Mighty Power of Jesus was hindered in performing a healing. Please notice that Jesus took the blind man and led him out of the town (of Bethsaida), before attempting to perform the healing miracle. Interesting, don’t you think? Then, finally, after the second attempt at healing, when the man’s sight was fully restored….Jesus sent him away to his house, with the admonition to not to go back into Bethsaida, or to tell it to any of the town’s people! Why?! Do you think just perhaps it was because the man may have lost his healing due to the unbelief and idolatry that was so rampant there apparently? Jesus never did anything without a reason. Now, the bible doesn’t exactly spell it out for us in detail, but we are left to go into the context of other scriptures for clues…why, Jesus would have been hindered in performing a healing in Bethsaida, and….that He knew ahead of time that He was going to have a problem with the healing and that’s why He lead the man out of Bethsaida before even attempting it. Then, afterward, sending the man away from Bethsaida with the admonition not to even tell anyone there. That’s pretty serious!

I believe all this points to the fact that even Jesus couldn’t heal in many cases because of the unbelief of the people. This should tell us something about the seriousness of unbelief and how it hinders the Lord from performing many beneficial blessings in OUR LIVES, including healing, perhaps!

But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching. Mark 6: 4-6

“Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles had taken place, because they did not repent. 21“Woe to you Chorazin! Woe to you Bethsaida! For if the miracles having taken place in you had taken place in Tyre and Sidon, then they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. I say to you, in the day of judgment it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you.

And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, but will be brought down to Hades! For if the miracles having taken place in you had taken place in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say to you that in day of judgment it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom than for you.” Luke 10: 20-24


And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.

 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.

 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town. Mark 8:22-26


One final point I would like to reiterate is that there are indeed places in the earth that are so evil, idolatrous, and steeped in unbelief, that even Christians are going to have problems with their ministries there. If the Lord Jesus Christ had problems with these type cities when He walked the face of this earth, then there is no reason to imagine that Christians in this hour and day would not have the same hindrances.


Lies That Are Told in the Name of God

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The bible clearly warns about false teachers, and false prophets.  When was the last time you heard a preacher teaching about repentance, and warning the people to cease from continuing to live in sin. Why is it there are so few today with an urgency to warn about deception and false teachers?

There is so much being taught in the organized church system today that is a system of error, even to the preaching of a false salvation message. So many are preaching a “receiving of grace and redemption”, but without repentance, turning the grace of God into a license for sin.

In this video, Mike Desario teaches about many of  warnings in scripture and how false teachers have infiltrated the church system.

Are you and I accountable to the Lord Jesus Christ to warn people to repent and that they are not “saved in…

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Rick Joyner’s “Church” vs T. B. Joshua’s Synagogue Church of all Nations

Here in the first video,  we have what is apparently a typical service at Rick Joyner’s “Morning Star church”, where it is claimed God is doing a new thing, that there is a real move of the spirit going on and setting people free. Really? Well, let’s take a look at what’s going on at this Rick Joyner service. Now, remember, they are claiming here that these people are Christians and are receiving a manifestation of the Holy Spirit via some “impartation”, and that their body movements are a sign of what the Holy Spirit is doing in them and through them and that whatever it is, is supposed to be a “holy’ move of God and beneficial to them. 


Let’s do a comparison with a service at T.B. Joshua’s SCOAN, and the Rick Joyner service.  Now, although you will see the actions, behavior, and body movements of the people in the T.B. Joshua video are very similar to the one’s shown in the Rich Joyner service, these people are acting out demonic manifestations, and are in the process of being delivered and their demons cast out….rather than claiming to be receiving some “holy impartation” by the Lord via the Holy Spirit.

Folks, this is really messed up….when supposedly Christian churches and church leaders, as Rick Joyner’s is claimed to be, are opening up their services to demons and encouraging demonic activity and even imparting it into their followers. The comparison here cannot be plainer. The people are acting out this demonic activity in both videos. You may suppose that this is just an isolated incident and an extreme example….well, granted it’s extreme, but if some of you will remember similar manifestations at the Brownsville “revival” in Pensacola, the Rodney Browne fiasco and the Word of Faith manifestations that swept through the United States not that long ago, and is still going on in various quarters of the Christian Community.  This is an exact example of calling evil good. Where is the discernment here?

Note: I have edited the last part of my response out because frankly it was made in a wrong spirit and admittedly out of more than just a small amount of frustration and heartache. It is my fervent desire to see the healing gifts coupled with deliverance operating in the churches as well as the highways and byways. Please forgive me if I have offended anyone. Scarlett

The Lord Jesus Christ went about doing good, healing and casting out many, many demons. He gave His believers the power to do the same, (as opposed to what you Secessionists believe). Of a certainty, the Lord Jesus wants His believers to cast demons OUT of the afflicted, NOT IMPART THEM as some of these “Christian” movements are doing!

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,[a] cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.” Matthew 10:8



Meditation and Yoga are Satanic Spiritual Practices

How often do Christians have to be warned not to get involved with the ways of the world? Apparently as often as it takes…since the world doesn’t give up on shoving their “ways”  in our faces and down our throats. What am I talking about? Here it is, the middle of November, 2016, and the beginning of winter in the United States.  Our Internet homepages are full of recipes for “hearty, warming soups’, and all other manner of how to survive the coming winter. OK, that’s all well and good, as far as it goes….I do actually enjoy most of the tips, advice, recipes, and so on that lends a comforting touch to the season. Kind of like a cup of hot chocolate by the fireside in a comfy chair after coming inside from a blustering snowstorm.  What irked me today is this, for the umpteenth time on the Internet, magazines, TV and just about every other advertising venue, once again, there it was…”How to Stay Well During the Winter Season”; included as usual, was the admonition to “meditate” your way to health during winter. Included in this were some proof positive (supposed), facts that meditation will help keep us healthy, winter, spring, summer and fall. This is absolute nonsense! First of all, most all Christians are aware that Satan can produce lying signs and wonders…but whatever he makes seem beneficial and “good”, he’s going to take away before it’s over, Including false healings. After all, he is the Master Liar and Thief of all time. The Bible says: ”

Jeremiah 10: 2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

Ok, if the Lord says not to do something, you can be sure there is a good reason to obey, and not do whatever it happens to be. In this case, Yoga and meditation are heathen, pagan practices; the are not from the Lord God.

All this said….please stop listening to the so-called health care professionals who keep urging us to do things contrary to the word of God, and His commandments.



Did You Know the “Church” You’ve Been Going to is Not the Real Church?

Listen up church folks, it’s way past time to get a true understanding once and for all, just what “church” is, and what it isn’t. The Holy Spirit opened my eyes some 20 yrs ago to the truth that the organized so-called “church” buildings we all went to, were only a weak and rather powerless counterfeit and not the ekklesia, the True Body of Christ that He, the Lord Jesus ordained.  But we had been taught from childhood, and were convinced in our minds, that because everyone else did church….and that’s the way it’s always been done,  and it had the name of Jesus on it, and the people believed in Him, and believed in the bible, etc, etc, etc, that it must be so….right? Well, that’s not exactly very “Berean like”, is it? If you stop and think about it, without jumping to a usual conclusion, what we were taught, and accepted as fact, truth and right…was only a form of indoctrination that we’d all accepted without question.  (Unfortunately, we’ve been taught a lie. It is NOT the way church was practiced in the beginning, in the Book of Acts, the way Jesus intended and ordained).  Don’t buy into the falsehood that “times have changed and the “church” evolved. The church has changed, but not for the better. However, if this descrbes the way you’ve been doing “church”, I urge you to view this entire video from beginning to end.  You will see that what’s being spoken here is truth. And I can assure you that the truth you will learn here will set you free from the bondage and slavery of this false organized church system once and for all. Jesus Christ is once again calling His people out of Egypt across the Red Sea of denominational Nicolaitanism to join Him in the true Liberty of the Spirit. 

Beware of Club Mysterio and “Trance Dance Worship”

Friends, just when I thought I had come across all the wonky and aberrant cult like weirdness in the Wild Wild West of Christendom, yet another spiritual snow job pops up doing everything it can to convince the gullible, that “yeah, this really is a move of God and the Holy Spirit”…..”never mind the fact that we’re acting it out in a Kundalini serpent spirit, ala Rick Joyner and the now rather passe John Crowder. This is much cooler doncha know?”  NO! Stop! It’s not cooler…it’s just the Techno Trance Dance Craze deceptively wrapped up and being packaged, falsely, as  Christian worship.  Then, of course, we have the New Age Prophetess Patricia King, giving her stamp of approval to the mess.  May I humbly suggest, we not only don’t need to be following 99% of the so-called Christian “Rock Star” Ministries and “leaders”, but we would be better served spiritually to stick to the narrow road, the Word of God, the Holy Spirit, and with razor sharp discernment..those and ONLY those the Holy Spirit might direct us to. After examining this, I think you will agree that “Club Mysterio and Ekstasis Dance”  isn’t one of them. That said, I ask prayerfully….please warn others, especially the youth.


 Being one with a heart for young people the “trance formation dance” I’m going to bring to your attention here in this Apprising Ministries piece is a very dangerous thing for anyone to be doing—let alone impressionable youth. As another example of the Impact of Apprising Ministries, Georg Walter had written me asking if he could translate my articles into German, and while I was checking out his website this post caught my eye. Especially after observing the video Dj Caleb Leading Ekstasis Worship and one for something called Shambhala – Ekstasis Dance workshop (both below).

Having personally known some young men who were very much into the “Rave” scene from my coaching days, and being a former Club DJ myself before I met Jesus, I picked up on Caleb’s shtick immediately. I figured there had to be more to all of this, and as I felt led to look further into “Ekstasis,” I saw my friend Carla over at More Books and Things did a piece on this a year ago called New Worship Thing, which proved helpful. Another ol’ friend, Bud Press of Christian Research Service, was also sending a warning a year ago as well.

In his August 10, 2008 Points to Ponder, dealing with false teachers Melissa Fisher, Todd Bentley, IHOP, Caleb Brundidge, and Patrica King, Press tells us that in this opening video of Patricia King and The New Age Ekstasis Dance workshop:

King introduces the smiling Worship DJ Caleb Brundidge who, in turn, introduces Ekstasis worship and “Club Mysterio.” Brundidge takes the viewer into a new realm of worship and dance “into the ecstasy of God.”

At 5:08 into the video, watch the youth as they dance and bounce to the beat of the music, and pay close attention to Caleb Brundidge’s subtle words in the background, especially: “Well the words that we’re speaking become one at a cellular level in your body” and “…it’s no longer that you have to study the word…” (Online source)

Being I’ve been in this field of online apologetics and discernment ministry for quite some time now, just as with other types of Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism, I just knew “Christians” had to have borrowed this “Ekstasis Worship” from pagan sources and then attempted to “Christianize” it. Sure enough, this newer form of trance dancing/worship begins as the quasi-Hindu “Kundalini Dance,” which was “developed” by Leyolah Antara Dekanic.

Her website tells us that:

Kundalini Dance is a unique form of ecstatic dance developed and taught by Leyolah Antara Dekanic world-wide over the past 11 years. Kundalini Dance is a practice that is deeply transformational and totally ecstatic, the practice rejuvenates the body, clears old stagnant emotional energy, brings insight and clarity into limiting beliefs and supports the awakening and integration of higher consciousness. Kundalini Dance is a revolutionary new method for self-healing and personal awakening. (Online source, bold hers)

This post is simply to make Christians further aware of the so-called “Ekstasis Worship” because it very likely will be also borrowed and adapted by the egregiously ecumenical Emerging Church aka Emergent Church—morphing into Emergence Christianity (EC)—and then begin showing up in evangelical Youth Group activities, if it hasn’t already. So here AM will just point out that when we go to the website of Ekstasis: An Ecstatic Dance Experience we find corraboration of the above by Dekanic as well as a reciprocal link back to her Kundalini Dance website.

What we’re dealing are the proverbial peas; though in this case, they’re within the same corrupt spiritual pod. From what I can determine right now it would seem to me that Caleb Brundidge aka DJ Caleb smelled the money followed “powerfully in the prophetic” and then ripped off adapted a “Christian” version of Rave/Trance Formation/Kundalini Dance so we learn “how to become free in worship.” But in reality, this is just another way that gullible undiscerning Christians (at best) are opeing themselves up to a very dangerous dance with the Devil.