If you have had your ear tuned to the latest "prophet" frequency you may have heard that Spokane, Washington is supposedly going to be a safe haven during the endtimes (The Great Tribulation). It is interesting that not only so-called "prophets" but also New Agers, as well as Occultists and UFOers are proclaiming Spokane as the next prophetic "Mecca." Their leaders are moving to Spokane in droves to escape God's wrath along with their followers. Woe unto Spokane!!!
The following articles, written by myself and others, present quite a different picture of this "outpouring" that is descending on Spokane--one of false teachings, deception and failed prophecy. It remains to be seen if the healings coming out of their "Healing Room" in Spokane are permanent or just temporary like so many other healings that originate from false prophets.
This movement also proclaims they are part of Joel's Army, which is suppoedly made up of God's warriors that will bring in Revival in the last days. However there is one thing these recruits seem to overlook--scripture says that Joel's Army is an army of Locusts that God himself sends on the land in judgment and it's only AFTER they devour every good thing in the land and they are driven away by God himself, that He sends the harvest (see the article by Andrew Strom below). But, as you may have noticed on other critiques of Prophets on this site they don't pay much attention to what Scripture says because they are too busy writing their own.
This movement, more than any other will be responsible for the following scripture coming true:
"The time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service." (Jesus in John 16:2).
If anyone would like to critique the writings of "prophets" congregating in Spokane, please send them to me and I'll be glad to post them on Endtime Prophets. If you have similar articles posted on a web site of your own let me know where you post them and I'll gladly link up to them.
The Spokane "Prophets"
Mark Wattenford wrote me shortly before the NY disaster and stated that he is no longer prophecying and hasn't for over a year and asked that I take my critiques of his prophecies offline. I checked this out on the net and it appears to be true. He gave me permission to post his reason why here:
If you wish to post anything of me... You may consider simply posting "Mark Wattenford has repented of all of his former insanities."
I have chosen to believe Mark and have therefore removed the links to his writings. If I find out this isn't true I will upload them again, but I really do not think this will be necessary. Please keep Mark in prayer.
John G. Lake:
The Healing Rooms Deception Several articles exposing the false teachings of John G. Lake, founder of the Healing Rooms movement who claimed to be God.
Exposing the false teachings and false healings coming out of the Spokane Healing Rooms in A Critique of Cal Pierce's How to Keep Your Healing
Oct. 29, 00
A critique of Cal Pierce's claims re the Spokane Healing Rooms and information regarding the "founder" of the Healing Rooms, John G. Lake, and thus the Spokane Outpouring, can be found in Cal Pierce and Spokane's Healing Rooms
Manifest Sons of God
A very good online book that exposes the scriptural distortions of the Manifested Sons of God (MSOG) is Strange Fire
by Travers and Jewel van der Merwe.
William Branham was probably THE "founding father" of the Manifest Sons of God (MSOG) movement, an insidious cancer in the church. He was heavily involved in the occult, as are many of today's so-called "prophets," such as Paul Cain. That's where their power comes from (the occult). Paul Cain is one of the promoters of the Spokane Outpouring. A good book on the MSOG is Vengeance is Ours
by Al Dager
The Apologetics Index
has several links to info on the MSOG (click on the M and then scroll down for Manifest Sons of God).
Strange Fire: The Rise of Gnosticism in the Church
by Travers and Jewel van der Merwe deals extensively with Manifest Sons of God Movement.
The Manifest Sons of God Teaching
by Mike Oppenheimer is another good resource on the Manifest Sons of God movement.
The Truth about Joel's Army
by Andrew Strom uncovers the real agenda behind Joel's Army.
An article exposing the dangers of the Manifest Sons of God movement: Strange Fire and False Anointing
by Jeannette Haley of Gentle Shepherd Ministries.
The Five-Fold Ministry founded on Error
by By Lori Eldridge. An article showing the scriptural errors in the five-fold ministry.
The Five Fold Ministry and Spiritual Abuse
by TN Valley Bible Students Association
The Faulty Foundation of the Five-Fold Ministry
by Robert M. Bowman, Jr.
Deliverance Ministries - Cleansing Stream
Is Jesus Cleansing His Church with Cleansing stream?
Mike Openheimer, of Let us Reason ministries, analyzes the Cleansing Stream
ministy (Jack Hayford, president), which claims to deliver believers from demonic posession and other bondages, and shows why it is not biblical.
Tom Launder's critique of the Cleansing Stream