ARCHIVE NUMBER FIVE
remember that information has sent to me by others, and although I have
taken every precaution in verifying the facts, I cannot absolutely guarantee
For this News Flash, I am going to give
a testimony of a recent meeting led by the original laughing Bartender
himself, Rodney Howard Browne. Things haven't changed since 1993. I have
watched this man on video from the beginning of his public career and
what I have seen shocks me and chills me to the bone. His manipulations,
his mind control of his listeners, twisting of scripture, money-grabbing
ploys, mocking of any who disagree with him, his rough attitude with anyone
who gets in his way - all of these speak of a spirit that is not of God.
Many others have said the same, including the couple who gave this testimony.
Add to this the results of his so-called
ministry - paralysis, dumbness, unholy insane laughter, uncontrollable
shaking, and disorder on a scale never before seen in Christian meetings.
Rodney Howard Browne does not minister from the word of God in his meeting,
he merely launches himself from one or two scriptures into hour after
hour of manipulative, brow-beating assertions and unbiblical statements
that his listeners are forced or deceived into accepting. God help RHB
at the judgement seat!!
The second report, from Jill Austin, a
notable "prophet" in the new churches, is a striking example
of how bad things have become in the apostolic/prophetic churches. The
account of a supposed encounter with God is more like a science fiction
movie than anything biblical.
Howard-Browne is right now having his five-day Fire-conference Helsinki.
I visited an evening meeting last night with my wife.
have previously read quite a lot about him on the Net, but this was first
time I have seen and listened to him live on stage. The meeting began
with the usual praise and worship time of an hour. Some of it was good,
some was too fast tempo and rock beat, anyhow for me. There were two singers
performing also as solo artists. They were good.
1½ hours RHB came into the meeting hall where there were about
1000 people. He first told some jokes and after that he gave a half-hour
talk about the Offering on the subject of the Temple of Solomon. The collection
of the money was done very effectively. Where the money goes was not told,
but of course it was said to go "to God".
and a half hours after RHB started his talk it was still going on and
on. He did not say amen at all but continued after his talk directly to
the after meeting service where only he was allowed to minister.
The topic of the talk was "the transference of the anointing".
made the public repeat after him many times aloud: "The anointing
is transferable. The anointing is tangible." The way RHB and
other River people understand that transference it is not what
the Bible is teaching. The worst part with RHB is not, however, what he
is teaching, even if his teaching is poor and partially wrong. The worst
part is what RHB is doing elsewhere at the meeting.
the very beginning when RHB entered the hall my wife recognized the presence
of evil. She also noticed that the eyes of RHB were peering around like
black snake eyes. Snakelike also was RHB's way of licking his lips all
also said in his talk a lot about the laying on of hands, saying that
even conservatively speaking he has laid his hands on at least million
the ministering time began, RHB started at once to put his hands on people,
who all fell down, some with convulsions. RHB did not ask people to stand
in line. He just looked at people when wandering around the aisles and
called them to come to him for anointing. I got the impression that he
picked out those people whom he saw to be ready to receive.
People were told that they were receiving the touch and anointing of the
Holy Spirit. I could not find anything holy about the procedure. It was
plain human manipulation, and people reacted as they were supposed to
react. After manipulative music and after many hours of talking you are
quite tired, so it is no wonder if you fall down when RHB shouts all at
once in a loud voice: "FIRE!"
kind of weird and loud voices began to be heard all over the place. RHB
did not take any notice of them. One woman began to wriggle like a snake
on the floor. She was approaching RHB when some ushers tried to prevent
her from coming to him. RHB said: " Let her be." Then he went
to her repeating hallelujah over and over again. Then he prayed shortly
for her. RHB did yesterday something I have never heard before. He began
to kick those people lying on the floor shouting:"Joy! Take
joy! Have some joy!" I felt it was unholy and repulsive.
having laid his hands on about 30 individuals, RHB began to manipulate
sections of some 200-300 people at one time. Certain people sitting in
the same area were asked to stand up and hold hands with eachother. Then
RHB shouted to the whole crowd and most people began to fall down like
dominoes. He did this to many different sections in the hall.
It was like being at the circus or at some kind of one man show performance.
My wife went even further. She said that she did not experience that there
was the humble servant of God, but RHB trying to act like God Himself.
began with jokes, but joking continued all the time. I have nothing against
proper humour in due time, but too much is too much. A constant joking
makes people feel good, but it also carries a frivolous and lightminded
atmosphere with it.
One of the targets of RHB's jokes were all the people who were not smiling
or laughing like he wanted. To them RHB threw comments like: "I
see some people here like concrete. Perhaps they are from KGB. Or maybe
they understand neither English nor Finnish." Consequently there
was no sober and earnest preaching about sin, repentance or the need of
salvation at all. All you need is anointing.
one was asked if they were saved. RHB laid his hands on anybody regardless
what might be the state of their soul. All the time RHB was frequently
asking the same questions: "Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?"
And then the crowd must say loudly together: "I am hungry. I am
thirsty." This is what these same people do meeting after meeting;
they are confessing all the time that they are hungry and thirsty. This
is somehow strange and contradictory to the WOF doctrines of RHB according
to which they should confess instead: "I am filled, I am full
all the time!" But of course they cannot do that. If they did,
people like RHB would be soon out of work.
4½ hours we left the meeting place. Everything was continuing like
before: RHB still shouting, quite a lot people on the floor in different
positions jerking and uttering various sounds, also a lot of people just
watching it like a performance. Because that is what it was and is: a
man-centered human entertainment with some light spiritual cover on it,
but in essence the whole thing was several hour's waste of time, or even
worse, the waste and deception of lives.
such a method true revival will never come to Finland or any other
following account of the glory descending on Jill Austin, and its consequences,
illustrates all that is wrong with the supposed revival. God is represented
as a feeling or visitation or impartation - a sphere of glory - received
by means of "speaking it into the earth realm"; this impartation,
in a certain part of the room, can then be entered by other people no
matter what their spiritual condition.
here, as in the account of RHB above, that the impetus is "hunger
and thirst" for extraordinary manifestations that are placed on the
menu by leaders such as Jill Austin. She frankly admits that she wants
to make Christians so hungry for it that they cannot resist! She wants
them to be dissatisfied, until and unless they achieve these "higher
levels" of glory and angelic visitations.
Word by Jill Austin FEBRUARY, 2001
Potter, Kansas City, MO 64137
"A WONDERFUL VISITATION FROM THE LORD"
recently granted me a wonderful visitation ... I pray that God brings
you a heavenly visitation like this one in the days and months to come.
... I don't believe God gave this experience for me only, but to let
you know that He is getting ready to release a holy invasion
in this hour.
see information on the coming "overshadowing" or outpouring
of "love" that is predicted to descend over the earth and transform
all those willing to receive it, please see my series of articles on "The
Glory" and "The Gatekeepers")
going to make an attempt to paint in words an experience the Lord allowed
me to have as a forerunner for you -- while in Washington D.C.
THIS TOOK PLACE DURING: "The weekend of January 20th and 21st
in Washington, D.C. attending the Third Annual Inaugural Prayer Breakfast
for President-Elect George W. Bush on the morning of his inauguration.
It was such an exciting time! We could feel the birthing of the governmental
shift in the Spirit before the meeting even started."
was at a later meeting, however, when the actual "impartation"
yourself lying flat on the floor, the consuming fire of God moving over
your entire body with the Spirit of burning causing your frail human
vessel to shake under its power.
not sure how long you've been there, but you know you never want to
rise out of this very holy and intimate place. As you lie there, you
begin to feel the presence of Jesus radiating out from your being
into a twenty-foot sphere of glory.
you sit up, the heavenly portals open wider and a heavenly pool of
glory forms at your feet. Suddenly people rush toward you, only
to fall to the floor as they enter the pool and God grips and shakes
them in His passionate embrace of fiery love.
You just point to a section in the room and whole groups of people would
go down. You can feel the angelic and visitation realms as heavenly
portals open... You have just been given a new mantle and are being
launched sovereignly into a whole new place.
Please see my article on The
Gatekeepers to understand more about "heavenly portals".
WANT TO MAKE YOU SO HUNGRY FOR GOD THAT . . .
relating this wonderful experience with you to encourage you! What I
want is to make you so hungry for what God is doing that you will
not be satisfied with anything less. What happened to me is just
a picture of what God wants to do for all that thirst after Him. He
wants to release realms of glory and He wants to use you and me
to do it. The Lord is bringing a holy invasion of heaven to earth.
HOW TO RECEIVE
outlines the method for achieving these manifestations, and it's almost
identical to the way a new-ager or witch would do it - "speaking"
supernatural events into being with words, "bringing it down"
or manifesting it in the earthly realm. But God cannot be commanded or
called forth. God will not manifest as a spiritual sphere of glory in
a room, at the command of people like Jill Austin. (yet, something
see it in the realm of eternity.
speak it, framing it in words, which brings it into the realm of time.
gives witness from heaven.
wants the prophetic, in fact, all believers, to be golden retrievers.
Carriers who can see things in the realm of the eternal, bring it
into the realm of time, frame it with words and establish it in the
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