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God corrects and rebukes rioteous independent leadership
God Rebukes and Corrects Riotous Leadership
By Apostle Eric vonAnderseck
God is addressing the habit of false ministers to establish a legacy and authority through their history rather than the record of Christ. As ministers point to a litany of failed prophecy by leadership in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, who proclaimed that God’s work is in miracles, multitudes, and money (3Ms of spiritual flattery), they neglected to point believers to the narrow way of covenant faith and failed to join the stewardship to the priesthood.
[Listen to the message “God Rebukes and Corrects Riotous Leadership” I preached April 8, 2016. CLICK HERE.]
Let us be clear. Although God can and does work miracles, the work of God to establish His kingdom is not in miracles, multitudes, and money. God’s work is in the covenant of Jesus Christ, where He placed His promise of redemption, contact, relationship, and eternal inheritance.
As ministers again muster up the courage to prophesy in the voice of spiritual flattery, they’re not seeing the trail of broken promises. Instead they point to the unbroken, stubborn tradition of man as a sign of God’s consistency and say, Look, all these independent voices cannot be wrong. All these voices have been promising miracles, multitudes, and money, and we just have to hold out a little longer and we’ll see this really, really happen this time.
We’ll pray harder, we’ll pray longer, we’ll pray united, we’ll fast, we’ll rebuke the devil. But this is a repeat of the errors of the former generation. This is substitutionism—to approach God on your own terms to take from Him what you think you need. You’re wanting to design a platform that accommodates your aspiration.
You cannot put your aspiration into the altar of Christ. God has rejected that stone. The true stones of the altar reflect His image, not man’s.
A Multitude of Voices Prophesying Spiritual Flattery
All these independent voices prophesying spiritual flattery is not the narrow way, it is the broad way. These voices are likes ships passing in the night. It was romantic. You felt your faith come alive as each leader prophesied the principles you’ve chosen to govern in place of Christ. Each light dazzled by the other.
Everyone wants their light to shine and to call that light “revelation” and to say that they heard from God. And while it is true that God does in fact speak to each individual believer daily about their spiritual growth, He speaks to His selected steward to give direction to the Body to know how faith functions and how restoration is to take place.
This true light is the one light of Jesus Christ and all true prophets confirm that light. The devil hopes to obscure the light of Christ by dazzling you with many independent lights. But a thousand candles flickering in the night cannot compare to the light of the sun.
The Ruse of the Night
Counterfeit leadership and ministries hope to use prayer to justify the path of independence they have chosen, saying, We’ll band together in prayer to see what the Lord will do. He will not deny us if He sees that we are unified in prayer. Prayer is being used as a delay tactic, which God calls rebellion. Prayer is not is not to be used to confirm one’s independence.
The Spirit speaks expressly that though you are all speaking by the spirit of religious flattery to confirm the aspiration, this does not mean you are speaking by the voice of God.
Always remember: The devil deceives by using hopeful language, as if what he confesses through false ministers is a present reality.
In the restored Body of Christ that has emerged and is fully functioning, God does indeed speak through each vessel. Words of knowledge, prophecy, words of wisdom, dreams, and vision are shared daily in and out of the assembly of the righteous.
The miracle is that the voice of God that is heard in each vessel is united in truth and charity. There is a bond in the anointing when the foundation of truth is properly set in each heart. The work of the Spirit in each individual is therefore reflected corporately in the Body.
  • The voice of aspiration, principle, and imagination is silenced in the presence of the Lord.
  • The increase of grace by one is shared by all.
  • Each member embraces Christ in His new covenant commandments.
  • As the flesh is discerned in each growth cycle, the old man is put off as the new man is put on. God heals the scars Satan inflicted upon the soul.
  • Grace and truth being the bed of the anointing, faith is never absent of God’s power.
[Listen to the message “God Rebukes and Corrects Riotous Leadership” I preached April 8, 2016. CLICK HERE.]
Bullet points from the message:
  • What is the greatest threat to the church today?
  • When God says that He is our mentor, He means this.
  • How is the anointing your anchor?
  • How your faith gains mobility upon God’s prophetic path.
  • What are God’s commandments of the new covenant? How do they differ from His commandments of the old covenant?
  • How does death work with the defiled conscience to plunder the soul?
  • How does the anointing that is upon you slay the lion and the bear?
  • How does faith paralyze sin?
  • The anointing does this to put 10,000 to flight.
  • A new legacy begins for the church.
[Eric vonAnderseck serves the Body of Christ as a confirmed Apostle in the government of God. He is the founder of Second 8th Week Ministries & founder of the Network of Apostles Today. He is the IDCCST® Christian Education Curriculum author and author of over 100 ground breaking books and articles, spearingheading the return of the apostolic calling and anointing to the church.
Apostle Eric ministers extensively nationally and internationally. He is the pioneer of the new apostolic age and recognized as the leading authority in the fields of church growth, foundation building, spiritual gifts and spiritual warfare, and the leading voice in the transition of the church into the new apostolic season and reformation.]
Last Revised: 2016-06-19

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