I laid down this mid-morning to take a short nap after a restless night, and I had a short but vivid dream. In the dream I was an outside observer and watched Jesus appear and hand a pastor this booklet. Jesus didn’t speak but just looked at the man and then looked down at the booklet. It was like I was given binocular vision and zoomed in to see what the title was: “The Rising of a False Five-Fold Movement in the Church”. This pastor/leader then turned to the next page which had 5 big bold chapter headings. Before I go on, the legit beautiful five-fold ministry gifts and their purpose are discussed clearly in Ephesians 4:11-16:
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”
These servant functions are solely about love, maturity, true heart-unity and Christ being formed in His Victorious Church. When these servant gifts are functioning in healthy humble ways, all Heaven breaks loose. When they are unhealthy or false, all hell breaks loose.
Back to my dream, this seemed to be a training booklet warning (for we are not ignorant of Satan’s schemes, 2 Cor. 2-11) His Bride and Praying Church about a counterfeit-false movement that’s not coming from outside the Church but infiltrated from within.
The five chapter headings in big bold letters were these (I want to preface that I’ve never seen this before or heard these words and didn’t know they would line up exactly with the order of the five fold. In other words I’m not nearly clever enough to have thought about this and then dreamed about it LOL. I’m sharing exactly what I saw written… it was as though it was burned into my brain.)
As soon as I saw this page I woke up and immediately wrote down what I had viewed and my sense from the Lord. All seeming God dreams, visions and prophetic encounters should be weighed, submitted, open to correction, and humbly given and absolutely should bear witness to and align with Jesus and His Word.
My sense was that the DESTROYER was a counterfeit demonic anointing in opposition to the APOSTLE or mockery of the apostolic. The WITCH was in opposition and mocking the Prophet and the true Prophetic anointing. Charismatic witchcraft and false intercession is doing major damage to so many churches right now. The PREDATOR was mocking and counterfeiting the anointing of the Evangelist/Harvester. The MANIPULATOR was ousting true five- fold Pastors and trying to replace humble shepherds. The DECEIVER was mocking the Teaching gift and stealing their place of influence while convincing people to go after false doctrines. All five of these charlatans were trying to gain places of leadership and influence in order to oust the true and stop the move of God and hinder freedom.
I humbly submit this and pray if it bears witness that it will be helpful for prayer and God-ward spiritual warfare. I’m an exhorter by nature but for months I have felt like the Lord has been warning Sally and I about a ‘false discernment movement’ that is destroying churches and ministries by attacking those walking in humility and a breaker anointing. This ‘movement’ is cloaked in religious prophetic language usually from very articulate ‘spiritual’ persons but the fruit of their “ministry” is people biting and devouring one another, turning against one another and becoming suspicious all under the banner of “holiness”. I can’t tell you how many pastors and leaders that Sally and I personally know from all different church backgrounds that have been displaced through the weirdest of circumstances in the past 12-24 months by a strong attack from within the body, yet it’s clear that the real source is principalities, powers and rulers of darkness…(Eph 6:12). Bottom line, the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy. And he wants to destroy the thing most precious to the God-head… he’s coming after the Bride and the Harvest. And lastly if your default upon hearing this is to start a ‘case’ against the leader(s) or church your mad at, then possibly you’ve received this with a wrong spirit that probably is just a result of hurt or lingering offense/unforgiveness. Ask the Lord to root any portion of these out of all of us.