“There brake He the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.”

June 12, 2017

“Each day is a blessing”
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“There brake He the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.”
Psalm 76:3

Our Redeemer’s glorious cry of “It is finished,” was the death-knell of all the adversaries of his people, the breaking of “the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle.” Behold the hero of Golgotha using his cross as an anvil, and his woes as a hammer, dashing to shivers bundle after bundle of our sins, those poisoned “arrows of the bow;” trampling on every indictment, and destroying every accusation. What glorious blows the mighty Breaker gives with a hammer far more ponderous than the fabled weapon of Thor! How the diabolical darts fly to fragments, and the infernal bucklers are broken like potters’ vessels! Behold, he draws from its sheath of hellish workmanship the dread sword of Satanic power! He snaps it across his knee, as a man breaks the dry wood of a fagot, and casts it into the fire. Beloved, no sin of a believer can now be an arrow mortally to wound him, no condemnation can now be a sword to kill him, for the punishment of our sin was borne by Christ, a full atonement was made for all our iniquities by our blessed Substitute and Surety. Who now accuseth? Who now condemneth? Christ hath died, yea rather, hath risen again. Jesus has emptied the quivers of hell, has quenched every fiery dart, and broken off the head of every arrow of wrath; the ground is strewn with the splinters and relics of the weapons of hell’s warfare, which are only visible to us to remind us of our former danger, and of our great deliverance. Sin hath no more dominion over us. Jesus has made an end of it, and put it away forever. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end. Talk ye of all the wondrous works of the Lord, ye who make mention of his name, keep not silence, neither by day, nor when the sun goeth to his rest. Bless the Lord, O my soul.

C.H.Spurgeon

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Todd Friel on Bernie Sanders’ explosion on a Christian who believes Jesus is the only way

June 10, 2017

Thank you for this, Pastor Jim. The scriptures you have chosen fit this situation so well. It, indeed, says something about our culture that Bernie got so much support in his campaign for president. I would guess a very low percent (maybe 1%) of those supporting Bernie have ever lived under fascism or socialism. If they had for any length of time, they would be like the Romanians who experienced Nicolae Ceaușescu and his evil wife. They can tell you what 42 years of “Communist” rule looks and feels like. Oh, some things about these systems of government may sound good at first, but, in the end, the people revolt or are given few freedoms.

The Domain for Truth

Bernie is a Liberal Fascist.

I shudder to think Bernie Sanders was a Presidential Candidate.

Todd Friel of Wretched Radio takes on Bernie Sanders’ rant biblically and logically below:

Senator Bernie need to hear about the ultimate Judge whom he would sit in the dock one day and face and what He has to say about Jesus:

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Demons in Norway

May 23, 2017

Picture by Nathan Castle

I try not to give evil too much publicity but today I feel it is necessary. Are there evil forces in the world?
I don’t think you have to be a believer in the Bible to see the spread of evil across the world in our day. Yet, as a Christian, there are these verses:

“Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”

For weeks this blog shared this video at least once a week because I believe we live in a time of great spiritual conflict:

And then came the story of Nadia and Caspian. A young mother had her child stolen by the “Child Protective Services” of Norway.

The situation convinced me even more that the great spiritual conflict that is taking place is worldwide. I spent months following that story as many of you know.

I have used the word “evil” many times both here and on Facebook to describe events going on in Norway. The accuracy of my statements were never in doubt in my mind. Now, I am not only hearing about children being stolen in Norway. There are also stories of strange events like those that accompany demonic activity. I believe they are evil forces. There is no other explanation for the things I am now hearing about in a nation that once held to Christian theology. The interesting thing is, it appears that Christians are not the only ones who recognize this. Things are so bad there that those who aren’t Christians are calling the situation evil. Some who have not really given great thought to spiritual things in the past are noticing strange phenomena that can only be called “spiritual.” It is not a good kind of spirituality. It has all of the characteristics of demonic oppression.

I am not new to this topic. I have posted about it before. It is interesting that a post here that addresses this issue features a Lutheran man. He is a member of the church I grew up in, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. It is a Christian denomination that holds to Biblical truths better than any other Lutheran group that I’m aware of. It is certainly holding to Biblical truth more than the Lutheran Church of Norway.

The post is called DEMONS IN TODAY’S WORLD. It is a commentary about demonic activity abroad and in the U.S. Christians tend to avoid the issue for many reasons but I believe it will only become more prevalent in the near future. I do not fear because God has already won the battle.

One of the Norwegian’s whom I respect who has been experiencing these strange occurrences in Norway has mentioned that Psalm 23 has given him comfort.

A Psalm of David.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd,

I shall not want. (I shall not be in want.)

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.

3 He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

What wonderful words: “I fear no evil, for You are with me;”

If you wish to know a bit more about this subject, click on DEMONS IN TODAY’S WORLD. The statements of Dr. Robert Bennett are not radical; they are Biblical.

May the Lord bless and protect my Norwegian friends.

Chris Reimers


He’s Alive!

April 16, 2017

Photo from “The Hope Blog”

Published today on Ingrid Schlueter’s “The Hope Blog:”

This is from the 6th Century Christian hymn, “At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing.”

At the Lamb’s high feast we sing,
Praise to our victorious King,
Who hath washed us in the tide
Flowing from his pierced side;
Praise we Him, whose love divine
Gives His sacred blood for wine,
Gives His body for the feast,
Christ the Victim, Christ the Priest.

Where the Paschal blood is poured,
Death’s dark angel sheathes his sword;
Israel’s hosts triumphant go
Through the wave that drowns the foe.
Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,
Paschal Victim, paschal Bread;
With sincerity and love
Eat we Manna from above.

Mighty Victim from the sky,
Hell’s fierce powers beneath Thee lie;
Thou hast conquered in the fight,
Thou hast brought us life and light;
Now no more can death appall,
Now no more the grave enthrall;
Thou hast opened Paradise,
And in Thee Thy saints shall rise.

Paschal triumph, Easter joy,
Only sin can this destroy;
From sin’s death do Thou set free
Souls reborn, O Lord, in Thee.
Hymns of glory and of praise,
Father, to Thee we raise;
Risen Lord, all praise to Thee,
Ever with the Spirit be.


CHILDREN ABDUCTED BY “CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES”

April 9, 2017

These are true stories, four of which have been covered to different degrees on this blog.

I hadn’t looked at the Baby Aria and her family website for awhile. I found this video at the top of the site today. One of my friends in the effort to educate the world about the horrific problem of child snatching by “authorities,” Ken Olsen, was recently published in a Norwegian media source. His article can be found HERE.

Please continue to pray for Ken, Nadia, Amy, Eugene and others like them.

Chris Reimers


NAZI-LIKE BEHAVIOR CONTINUES IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES

March 8, 2017

Written by Steven Bennett
Request made to post by Trine Anette Ophaug

This story has all the hallmarks of “confirmation bias”, with a good possibility of a false diagnosis in Norway to start with – which has led to the brutal and terrifying treatment of this family over the years.

Norway’s Child Welfare Services/System (NCWS), barnevernet, took Liv Benthe’s precious daughter Magdalena 14 years ago.

NCWS allow Liv Benthe only six supervised visitations with Magdalena each year, but now that has been reduced to four with no explanation. Liv Benthe is in Norway at the moment as she is due to visit her daughter again.

Magdalena is going to court because she desperately wants to go home to her mother. She also would love to go to her grandmother’s 70th birthday party on Saturday, but sadly, her foster parents and NCWS will not let her.

Liv Benthe moved with her husband to Denmark because they could not afford to buy a house in Norway.

On 7 July 2016, Denmark’s Child Welfare Services/System (DCWS), familieavdeling, took Liv Benthe’s newborn baby Johanna, using her past history, and the good possibility of a wrong diagnosis being made many years before in Norway.

One of the main charges against her is that she is retarded.

A friend of mine who studied psychology and who knows Liv Benthe, commented:

“Liv Benthe comes across as an intelligent, caring, and loving mother and wife – whose human rights have been very seriously violated by child welfare authorities from both Norway and Denmark!

She thinks very clearly, accurate and detailed and remembers every little detail even years ago – all the dates, names, millions of details on the things done wrong to her and her loved ones/ family, all through her life, which makes it hard to believe that NCWS was right in their diagnosis in the first place.”

Liv Benthe has Glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I). Her Husband and the father of Johanna, Egil Olai also has this complaint.

This could well be a serious mistake made by doctors at the beginning. Patients with this diagnosis can often come across as mildly intoxicated from drugs or alcohol, of which she has been accused of taking. She asks them to test her on any or everyday, just so that she can clear her name, but they don’t believe her or perform the tests.

Glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I) is also often confused with and diagnosed as a mental illness.

Because of this, they are treated like “Untermenschen”, having all their rights taken away with regards to their own children.

When Liv Benthe gave birth to Johanna, her husband wasn’t even allowed to support her or be with her in the delivery room. They also sterilised Liv Benthe during C-section surgery, WITHOUT her permission and without telling her or her husband in advance!

Baby Johanna has had six seizures already and been hospitalised every time – the doctors won’t listen to Johanna’s mother and instead just say they can’t figure out what it is.

The first seizure Johanna had came just hours after birth, which is typical of Glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I). Even the foster family want a test done but DCWS will not listen.

The longer that DCWS choose not to act, the more danger this puts Johanna in.

Liv Benthe was diagnosed at first in Norway with a psychiatric disorder, instead of Glycogen storage disease type I (GSD I). This led to a lot of medication being prescribed, that led to a worsening of her physical and mental health, which was the reason given why Norway’s CWS took Magdalena in the first place, and consequently, Johanna being taken by Denmark’s CWS.

This looks very much like a catalogue of errors starting from a false premise, and the outcome has been ongoing torture for this family.

Even their new lawyer has commented that Denmark cannot take children from non-Danish citizens.

This family desperately need favour from witnesses, and the judge, as well as from DCWS.

The court case is at the end of March. Please spare a thought and pray for this precious family – for reunification and for the terrorizing of this family to stop!

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My comment:

I would like to thank Steven and Trine for their concern for this family. The good Samaritan didn’t just walk by. The least we can do is speak out for these families who are having children ripped from their arms by Nordic country “Protective Services.” We have entered the 21st century and the world appears to be going crazy. I thought mankind was supposed to progress with all of our “know how” and technology. In any case, I am not surprised by man’s cruelty to his fellow man as the Bible predicts this type of behavior will increase as we approach the time of Jesus’ second coming. We are getting closer to that wonderful day with every minute that passes.
I don’t know if I will see that awesome day in my lifetime, but all indications suggest that it is possible. May God bless my Norwegian friends who are fighting against an organization within their own country that is supposed to “protect children.”

Chris Reimers


WARNING – BILL JOHNSON and BETHEL CHURCH

March 7, 2017

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The following article is being posted on my blog for these reasons:

1) I have known about this false “prophet” for some time now and every Christian should know the dangers that he and those like him present.

2) My dad is in the hospital and I have been with him a few days now. I think he’s going to be OK. Just because one gets a flu shot doesn’t insure that the flu isn’t going to happen. When it and complications from it happen to an 88 year old, all kinds of strange things can happen.
Anyways, I was talking to one of the nurses who happened to mention to me that his brother had gone to California for Bible School. Always interested in topics like these, I asked: “Which Bible School did he go to?” The young man thought for a moment and I almost said, “Is he at Biola?” Instead, for some reason unknown to myself, I asked, “Did he go to Bethel Bible in Redding?” The young man’s eyes brightened with a look of recognition. “Yes,” he said. “That’s where he is.”
So, a young man traveled half way across the country to attend one of the most deceptive “training centers” one could choose. I admired the young man’s willingness to seek God’s will for his life. I was deeply saddened about the place he chose. I asked this young nurse who obviously loves his brother to search for information about Bill Johnson on the internet. And then I told him a bit of what I knew and told him not to listen to me but to research it himself.
The long arm of Bethel has reached farther than Arkansas to bring youth from all over the world to its campus and “church” with its warped view of God and its serious wrong beliefs. It and the many “ministries” like it must be exposed for what they are…ungodly heretical doctrine.

3) That a place like Bethel can have such a following demonstrates the lack of simple Bible knowledge among the masses in our world today. Things that were once common knowledge have become lost in the new age, emergent, mystic, post-modern mess that comprises much of the “church” today. People need to be warned.

4) I did what I recommended to the young nurse. I simply did an internet search for Bill Johnson. This is one of the first articles that popped up, it is easy to read, and it clearly points out a few of the main problems at Bethel. Here is the article I found:

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WARNING – BILL JOHNSON and BETHEL CHURCH
by Andrew Strom

I am really hoping to make this the last of this type of article for awhile. Some people think I “love” putting out this stuff. But I honestly wish it would all go away, so we could get on with the ‘real’ work of building the kingdom.

However, Bill Johnson is doing such damage to the Body of Christ
around the world that I simply cannot stay silent. In New Zealand
(where I am currently) he holds a huge Conference once a year
called “Manifest Presence”. This is amost certainly the biggest
and most influential Christian conference in the whole country.
And likewise in other nations, such as UK, Australia, Singapore,
and many others. His influence is enormous.

Bill Johnson is a very charming man. He also emphasizes a
number of things that I heartily agree with – such as street
evangelism using the gifts of the Spirit, prophecy and healing
on the streets, etc. But the problem is that he endorses and
promotes an “anointing” exactly identical to the one that Todd
Bentley promotes. The “drunken glory”, fire-tunnel, laughing,
jerking, gold-dust, “Angel-mania”-type anointing that has done
such damage to the Charismatic movement around the world –
and in many cases reduced it to a shocking travesty of what it
once was. What would Derek Prince or Keith Green think of the
things these men are into – spiritual drunkenness, “portals”,
‘visualization’, spirit-travel, fire-tunnels, angel-orbs and the like?
(Found all the way through the New Age movement, but not in
the Bible).

Bill Johnson was one of the biggest supporters of the Lakeland
revival led by Todd Bentley. And even after the fiasco that it
became, he publicly endorsed Todd Bentley’s ministry again in
2011. But Bill does it all with such “down-to-earth” charm and
wise-sounding words – “how could this be deception?” That is
what makes him so dangerous.

His wife Beni is co-pastor with Bill of Bethel church in Redding,
California. And interestingly she is even more open about the
bizarre things that they are into. She even puts it in writing on
the Internet, for all the world to see.

For example, in her “Life and Wellness” blog on July 6 this year,
here is what she wrote in an entry called ‘Love Shack Time’:
“I was talking with Ray Hughes the other day and was telling him
about using a 528 HZ tuning fork as a prophetic act. Someone
told me that this tuning fork is called the tuning fork of LOVE…”
(Please note that crystals and tuning forks are used in NEW AGE
therapy – and have nothing to do with Christianity in any way).

Beni continued: “Recently I got up to speak at a meeting and
walked up to the song “Love Shack” by the B52’s. I was calling
people to more love. It was so fun.”

I guess we are now beginning to get a sense of the strange
spiritual world that these people inhabit. Another blog post that
Beni wrote about ‘WAKING UP ANGELS’ in March 2009 was
also very revealing:

“In the last couple of months, I personally have become more
aware of the angelic activity in this realm. One of those times
was when we were on a prayer trip to Arizona… One morning as
we were driving up over Tehachapi Pass and coming down into
the Mojave Desert, I began to feel angels. The closer we got,
the stronger the impression felt. I could see them everywhere!..
I announced this to the group and said, “We have got to stop!
We have to stop somewhere…” As we drove around a corner I
said, “I think that we are going to wake up some angels here…”

“We knew we were to turn around, get out of the RV and wake
up the angels. I wish I could convey to you the energy and the
quickness of how God was working. We jumped out of the RV,
I blew the shofar and rang the bell, and we yelled “WAKEY
WAKEY.” We got back into the RV and drove off. As we drove
off, hilarious laughter broke out! We were stunned at the speed
at which this all took place and were spinning from the adventure
and the angelic activity. What in the world had just happened?!
Heaven collided with earth. Woo hoo!!

“Since that time, there has been a stirring in me to awaken the
angels for use in this Kingdom reign that is upon us here on earth.
I have shared these two stories in other places and have done a
prophetic act of waking up the angels: having everybody cry out,
“WAKEY WAKEY!” I know it is strange but it is very effective…
One of our gals who enjoys God’s angels… gets pretty wacked
when they are around…”

The reference that Beni makes here to “Heaven colliding with
earth” is of course directly tied to Bill Johnson’s most famous
teaching on “When Heaven Invades Earth”. Clearly, this is the
kind of thing they mean when they use that phrase. So if we
get with their program so-to-speak, we too can go around
“waking up angels” and getting “pretty wacked” when these
‘angels’ are around.

I guess the obvious question is whether they are “serious” about
all this. Sadly, the answer is “Yes.” When you get so completely
deceived that you think “drunken glory” and ‘tuning forks’ and
getting “wacked” are normal Christian behaviour, you are open
to anything. Tragically, if we look at all that these people have
said and done now for years and years, we have to conclude that
one of Christendom’s biggest leaders (Bill Johnson) inhabits the
most bizarre quasi-spiritual universe that you can imagine. And
he is spreading this deceived foolishness in the Body of Christ
on a mass scale. It might seem almost “funny” if it wasn’t so
‘New Age’ serious.

One young lady named Johanna who had been a student for many
months at Bill Johnson’s ‘Bethel’ school wrote to me the following:

“In August 2008 I moved to Redding, California to attend Bethel
School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM). I graduated in May
2009… Almost right away I began to question the bizarre behavior
that is so normal there.

“At Bethel, there are many sayings that are tossed around daily…
“God only has nice things to say,” “There´s no high like the Most
High.” There would be all kinds of distracting behavior (random
shouting, laughing, etc.) during school sessions and church
services. When any guest speaker came to school, students
would flock to the front to get as close to the speaker as possible.
We were taught that any anointing we wanted could be received
by simply “claiming it” for ourselves. Students would rush the
stage and the front of the sanctuary so the speakers could lay
hands on them.

“Among the guest speakers were Bob Jones, Heidi Baker,
Georgian and Winnie Banov, Randy Clark, John and Carol Arnott…
We also had regular sessions with Bill Johnson, Beni Johnson…
and other Bethel pastors. The drunken behavior and questionable
teachings from some, if not all, of these speakers was shocking
at times. I can safely say that I never heard the word “repentance”
once in any teaching.

“I remember when the Banovs came, the whole place was complete
chaos. When they touched someone, that person would jerk
violently or stumble around as if they were drunk. The Banovs
minister to people in trash dumps around the world… What I
remember them talking about was love, joy, bliss, and the new wine.

“Angels were often talked about. I remember Beni Johnson actually
took an RV across Arizona and New Mexico to wake up angels
that were supposedly sleeping. (Another one of the common
phrases, “Wakey wakey”). I would always hear people talking
about their encounters with angels and how they visited heaven.
One young woman I knew said she could see angels everywhere,
she talked to them all the time, and she would help her friends to
do the same… God becomes like Santa Claus. Without the
preaching of the true gospel, the fear of the Lord is lost.”

ANDREW AGAIN: As you can see from all these reports, the
ministry of Bill Johnson is highly suspect. Sadly, because the
deception is not as “obvious” as Todd Bentley, people are
charmed into thinking he’s “fine”. Charismatic leaders around
the world flock to his meetings and openly endorse his teachings.
For this reason I believe he is far more dangerous than Todd
Bentley ever was. The Bible says that in the last days will come
false teachers and “lying signs and wonders” to deceive if
possible the “very elect.” And what do we see today? New Age
practices and spirits are flooding the church. And it is men like
Bill Johnson that have become the “acceptable face” of this
invasion. Please, friends, steer well clear.

Please forward this email to anyone you feel may be in danger
from this deception. And please comment below-

God bless you all. – Andrew Strom.

Posted in Articles by Andrew on June 26th, 2012 at 7:32 pm.

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