The following was transcribed from "Bishop" Clarence E. McClendon's program on TBN on Jan 25, 2004. His comments are in bold teal, mine in normal text.
The main theme of this message is:
Eph 3:20 "Now to him that is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to THE power that works in us to him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever amen."(NKJV)
The NIV translates the word "the" as "His", i.e., His
power working in us, not our own)
McClendon tells every one to repeat after him:
"God - is going to do more - in your 2004 - than he's done in any previous year of your life. Now I want you to get that in your spirit, I want you to resonate it in your soul, I want you to write it somewhere you can see it because it, as surely as I stand here, the PROPHETIC WORD OF GOD to you."
Ok, now we have just heard him say that this is a Prophetic Word from God and it's for everyone in the audience and on TV who are listening. Everyone is going to have a better year in 2004. How about all those who are listening and watching him say this will die this year, or file bankruptsy or divorce or have a loved one die in 2004. So this prophecy doesn't have a chance of coming true to start with.
But let's keep listening because it gets much worse:
"Many have asked and we've had people even calling and saying, 'what is God saying to the bishop concerning the year 2004? What is going to happen?"
And then he explains,
"In every journey, there is a destination and there is a route. In other words there is a place you are going and there's a means to getting there and in order to get there you gotta not just know where you're goin, you gotta know the route, you gotta know how to get there. I think the Church has majored on destination but we have not majored on route. We got to know how to get where God is telling us to get. We receive prophetic words and we shout about them, but you gotta understand that every prophetic word has a responsibility that comes with it, there is something that must be done, something that must be performed. Just because God says it doesn't mean it's going to happen in your life. If he said it, it's gonna happen for somebody. But it's gonna happen for those who are DOERS of the word [his emphasis] and not [sic]. The Bible says be ye doers of the word and not hearers only. Because if you hear it and don't do it you deceive yourself, because you think because you heard it you'll get it, and that is a fallacy."
McClendon is referring to:
"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves."(Jas 1:22)
However, this verse has nothing to do with prophecy coming true or not. True biblical prophecy was only conditional if God said it was conditional, otherwise it could be expected to come true, and the above prophecy was not conditional. He may be speaking of another prophecy he gave last year, that didn't come true, which may be the reason for this message but he didn't mention another prophecy. So he has taken this verse out of context.
"You got to know the destination and the route. Now please hear this, because your destination in 2004 (now I'm declaring to you, if you are under the sound of my voice this word is for you), your destination in 2004, I want you to hear this very clearly, is to get a revelation of the God who does exceeding, abundantly above all you can ask or think. You are about to get a revelation of El Shaddai. You didn't hear what I said: You are about to get a revelation of El Shaddai. The Almighty God. The all breasted God.The one from whom you can nurse anything you need and be satisfied. I want you to understand it is God's divine purpose to show up in your situation and blow your mind."
At Ephesus Paul encountered the many-breasted goddess 'Diana of the Ephesians'. In Latin she is known as Artemis (Acts 19:28).
Does the Bible ever speak of God as the "all breasted God"? NO!!! Heaven forbid.
So why is this supposed "bishop" telling us the God that gave him the prophecy is the "all breasted god"? Well, maybe she did (false gods give out false prophecies)!
So far we are only about 5 minutes into his sermon and already he has taught us two grave scriptural errors. Let's continue:
"He's gonna blow your mind. He's gonna do stuff that you can't even think about. He said if any life is [sic]. He said, son, if you can wrap your little mind around it, it's the least I can do. If you can think it, it's the bottom that's going to happen. If you can believe it, understand that's where we start. You didn't hear me. You've got a vision of something big and God is saying, if you can see it, that's where we start."
What does the bible say about our asking and receiving?
"I am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and It will be given you." (John 15:5-7)
Please notice that there is a condition to this promise. *IF* you remain in Him he will then give you what you ask for. He won't just answer any request by anybody, which is what McClendon is proposing. Are all those people listening to McClendon understading what the bible says? Not if they are listening to McClendon.
3 strikes and you're out Clarence McClendon.
I think we've heard enough to convince anyone this man is not speaking for God.
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