POISON PUDDING! Discerning The False Vision of the New Apostolic Reformation and the Seven Mountains Mandate: PART 2

Not everything sweet is good to eat!

New Apostolic Reformation

by Paul Benson

Many of today’s ‘enlightened’ believers would take great exception to my previous article on the deceptive teachings of the New Apostolic Reformation crowd and the Seven Mountains Mandate they are trying to shove down our throats. But, opinions and accusations aside, we have an old saying up here in Montana:

The proof is in the puddin’!

The Word of God is absolute truth unfettered by the ravages of time or societal change. It needs no ‘update’ or embellishment to make it relevant today. It is a Living Word that speaks just as clearly to us as it did the believers to whom the Apostles and Prophets penned it. But sadly, a growing number of folks are settings aside the timeless truths of the Bible and embracing ‘new revelation’ that supposedly supersedes the ‘old wine-skin’ of the traditional (and historical) beliefs of the Body of Christ.

A recent article by Johnny Enlow posted to his blog and also on the website the Elijah List (neither of which I would recommend to you as a reliable source of truth) is perfect example of the N.A.R. deception I am trying to warn my readers about. I would like to point out some of the blatant errors present in that article that are standard beliefs among many of today’s most prominent Prophets, Apostles, and Teachers claiming to be spear-heading the move of God in this generation.

As so many facets of Dominion/Kingdom Now theology are completely out of whack, and because so much of that error is evident in that article, it would literally take a book to address it all. So I will just concentrate on some of their beliefs which clearly contradict the Scriptures as to what will transpire in the end-time scenario. You can read the entire article HERE. I suggest you do so prayerfully, asking the Lord for discernment.

GREATER THAN 100 REVIVALS IS HERE

by Johnny Enlow October 30, 2017

Last week while with the Lord I heard “the present {1.}reformation is greater than 100 revivals”. I knew He was speaking to me out of the paradigm that we communicate from – which is the understanding that we must make the shift from revival-mindedness to reformation-mindedness. His great priority at this time is us {2.}shifting out of longing for a visitation (revival), to us partnering in making earth a place of habitation (reformation). This also requires us shifting from church-mindedness to kingdom-mindedness- as we agree with Matt. 6:33 and “Seek first the kingdom of God”.

God will visit almost anywhere (much like we will) but He has more requirements as to where He will actually dwell. Accepting the reformation mandate is committing to finding a {3.}dwelling place for our God in the 7 mountains (media, economy, government, education, arts/celebration, family and religion) of society. That is how the whole earth becomes full of His glory (Hab. 2:14). According to Rev. 4:5 and 5:6 , there are 7 Spirits of God that are 7 blazing flames of fire, 7 horns and 7 eyes of God- that are looking to bring the Godhead a place of habitation on the earth. {4.}The fullness of the King and His kingdom can never be seen in the church even if it were some kind of nightly revival setting. Therefore, He wants us to know that He is already more ahead of us than most of us imagined at making earth ready for more of heaven. While many keep wondering {5.}”why revival tarries?”- He wants us to know that a more important matter of societal reformation is in full kingdom-throttle.

Let’s discuss these first two paragraphs from Mr. Enlow’s article point by point:

{1.} The reformation he is speaking of is not the biblical changing of hearts and minds by the power of the Gospel, nor a return to proper doctrine, but the ‘re-forming’ of (the seven mountains of) society by the Church rising up and seizing control of them. This ‘taking over the world for Jesus’ notion is the central focus of Dominionism theology. This ‘mandate’ is NOT from God! It is a delusional deception that presents great danger to the Body of Christ.

{2.} The idea of the Church now ‘shifting focus’ is indicative of their belief that the function and duty of the Church has now changed; like the old Gospel has become outdated, and we now have a new ‘Great Commission’ from God!

{3.} The Scriptures teach that God dwells in the hearts of men, not in the various facets of society! The whole Earth will NOT become filled with his glory until that glory is revealed at the Return of Christ to this planet. And that glory will not be revealed in societal structure but in Christ and in his Church! …the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

{4.} To say: ‘The fullness of the King and His kingdom can never be seen in the Church’ is a false statement worthy of serious rebuke!

And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:20-21

The Kingdom of God is within! In Christ dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Col. 2:9). Now we (the Body of Christ) are the habitation of Christ. Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. Ephesians 1:23 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Ephesians 3:19 We have Jesus Christ the Son of God dwelling in us. He is about as full as it gets!

{5.} I suspect his comment about those who wonder “Why Revival Tarries” is a jab at repentance preacher Leonard Ravenhill’s book by the same name. It is a classic on the necessity of repentance and a turning away from the former lifestyle in coming to true salvation in Christ. A sad but evident trait of NAR/Seven Mountains type preaching is a down-playing (and even outright mocking in some cases) of repentance preaching. It is portrayed as something which no longer has a role in what God is now doing through the Church. Enlow’s words: ‘He (God) wants us to know that a more important matter of societal reformation is in full kingdom-throttle’ betray the wayward (but increasingly popular) belief that societal reformation has become of more importance than spiritual renewal on a personal or corporate level.

My question is: When did seizing control of the various facets of society and exerting dominion over this planet become more important than the salvation of lost souls? My God! How much farther from the Great Commission could the Dominionists of the modern Church stray?

Enlow goes on in his article to discuss how (in his mind) this reformation is now taking place in all the ‘seven mountains of society’. Personally I do not see any such progress; but instead a continual decay of ALL facets of secular society! Which is a fulfillment of the prophetic words of the Apostle Paul: But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived (2Timothy 3:13). Let’s return to Mr. Enlow’s article.

REFORMATION IS HAPPENING NOW

Reformation matters are occurring across all 7 mountains in very profound ways. Here are some:

In MEDIA, the enemy is not dead but is in absolute disarray and absolute implosion. This will continue until the reformation-minded sons and daughters of the King arise and shine- and bring the salt and light of truthful and hope-filled seeing and reporting into mainstream media…. (more of the same dribble)

In EDUCATION, the acknowledged failure of our present system is creating all sorts of new opportunities for school models and systems that are now exploding… …This is just the tip of the iceberg as education reform is advancing in many, many ways that will be evidenced shortly.

In GOVERNMENT, it is quite obvious we are going through massive overhaul… (much more hopeful but unrealistic rhetoric)

In the FAMILY mountain many reformation breakthroughs are taking place… …Some major shift in the spirit-realm was decreed that has women and their justice, their destiny and their freedoms being prioritized. Wonder Woman was a movie with a divine message and a divine timing even if it didn’t have perfect theology for all of you “perfect theology” watchers. (P.B. a divine message that expresses poor theology? Hum… Aren’t all his works done in truth? Psalms 33:4) …Ultimately, the greatest reformation catalytic power will be activated when women are embraced and released into their full leadership stature. When women fully arise, sex trafficking and mainstream pornography will be almost exterminated as these are a part of the same root system and they are extremely related.

In ARTS/CELEBRATION there is a huge reformation going on… (P.B. WHERE?????) …Kingdom of God waves of reform will incrementally hit it until it becomes informally known more as Holywood than Hollywood. Scoff if you want, but in the spirit realm it is a done deal. If you are in Hollywood you can cooperate with what’s coming or become a casualty of what is coming.

In RELIGION/CHURCH the great reformation taking place involves expanding our parameters of assignment from within the four walls of the church to the 7 mountains of society. The next phase then involves understanding that what we are assigned to carry into the 7 mountains is not rules or finger-pointing but rather presence, heavenly solutions and almost anything that comes under the banner of LOVE… …Even as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation we are being quickly ushered into an entirely new Societal Reformation that begins with the church reforming its reason for existing. God has never needed us to be the rules-committee for earth (P.B.????? Ever read Titus 2:11-15 Johnny?) but has always desired us to be the presence-carriers… …We are headed for accelerated heavenly displacement of darkness as we fully reform to this original intent… .

UNPRECEDENTED ANGELIC HOSTS

For anyone who can see in the spirit-realm it is quite obvious that unprecedented angelic hosts and beings (P.B. What beings other than angels is he referring to here? Scary stuff!) have been sent to earth- and in particular the United States- for such a time as this. Learning to recognize them and learning to work with them is a major next step for anyone getting on board this Reformation Train….

-Johnny Enlow

Let’s step back a minute and take a look at the supposed reformation taking place in these ‘seven mountains’.

MEDIA: A global media is coming that only expresses truth and hope-filled positive words for the world to consume? Yeah right! In a fallen world that lies in darkness only righteous truth-speakers will occupy jobs in media circles? Who would listen to their words? … he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked. Proverbs 29:27 The Scriptures declare that Christ is returning to take vengeance upon a society that loved not the truth and were sent a delusion (from God!) to damn their souls! (2Thess. 2:10-12) Where does that fit into your vision Mr. Enlow?

GOVERNMENT/EDUCATION: Where do you see the education system acknowledging it’s failure? I sure don’t! The fact the Bible teaches that the nations of the world will join and fight against Christ at his Return is firm evidence that their governmental structures will NOT have been conquered by the Church exercising their dominion over them. And those atheistic and antichrist secular governments are not going to allow Christian theology or morality to reign supreme in their education systems! Yes, there are many fine schools giving a proper and good education; but the notion this will be a global trend that engulfs all education systems is sadly not going to happen.

FAMILY: I don’t know where Mr. Enlow is seeing societal reform in this ‘mountain’. I see the breakdown of the family structure in full motion! And as far as Wonder Woman being a divine message with divine timing? Give me a break! What does that say about the condition of modern ministry (Mr. Enlow’s in particular) that those who promote ‘proper theology’ would be mocked, and carnal minded Hollywood dribble would be promoted as divine revelation? What is a Christian doing even consuming that carnally minded nonsense is the first place? What ever happened to: Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you? (2Cor. 6:17)

It would be truly wonderful if the evils of porn, sex trafficking, and the abuse of those who cannot defend themselves would disappear from society; but prophesying that ‘wonder women’ rising up and taking their role of dominance (an antibiblical notion in itself!) is going to eradicate this evil is not in line with the truth. The Scriptures plainly portray the Babylonian society Jesus comes to destroy as being controlled by those who traffic in drugs (sorceries/pharmakeia), slaves, and the souls of others! (Rev.18:10-24)

ARTS/CELEBRATION: To prophesy that Hollywood will be known as HOLYwood, in the supposed ‘Reformed Society’ Jesus will supposedly return to, is absolute foolishness. Jesus is returning to exercise vengeance over a world that is in rebellion to the will of God and has rejected righteousness (2Thess 1:8)! Hollywood is a consumer driven enterprise. A carnal world craves carnal entertainment. Period! Though there is an occasional Christian-themed movie produced, the mainstay of what we will see Hollywood vomit out will remain secular and perverse. Why? Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Romans 8:7

SIDE NOTE: If anything, any change we will see in what comes out of Hollywood will increasingly reflect the communistic agenda of those interests that are rapidly gaining control of the assets of the movie industry. If Hollywood gets any name change that name will most likely be China-wood! Do some research on the money being spent to buy out the motion picture industry by China. It will amaze you!

To keep from getting any longer here I think I will skip over the topics of Religion and Angelic Hosts. I pulled the segment on Economy out of order because I wanted to finish with some comment on the error represented there. Back to Mr. Enlow’s words:

In ECONOMY, the reformation is igniting above perhaps any mountain… It is the enemy that wants the world economy killed. God wants it revived -even while knowing many will misuse the prosperity. Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy. Our God comes that we might have the abundant blessings of life. If you are a lover of God and His kingdom and an entrepreneur these are the best of days coming up. The only way you will remain, as it were, on the outside looking in, is if you are running on the old, disapproved of narrative, wine/whine skin, that says we are headed for dark days and advancement of Satan’s kingdom. Prosperity will be elusive for you if you stick with that story line and furthermore you would be rather without purpose for prospering with that mindset. These are devastating days for Satan’s kingdom and you can exponentially increase that reality as you embrace the proper narrative of it being our God’s kingdom age – and then finding your place in that narrative.

ECONOMY: The promise of a coming reformation of the economic structure of this world (that will usher in an age of prosperity for all before the Coming of Christ) is worse than a mere pipe dream; it is a outright delusion that smacks of communistic mentality!

Mr. Enlow said: ‘It is the enemy that wants the world economy killed. God wants it revived…’. This man appears quite lacking in a comprehension of God’s ways. Brothers and sisters we need to understand that God sometimes brings DOWN an economy to call a people to repentance. And according to the prophetic picture the Scriptures give of the end-times we will see this manifest on a global scale in the days ahead!

The final few years before the return of Jesus will be one GIANT ‘last call to repentance’ for mankind before the wrath of God falls upon those who have rejected his offer of grace and mercy. The nations of this world will see much desolation and extreme hardship under the reign of Antichrist once his evil is in full bloom!

The vision the Dominionists have of the world situation in the days of Christ’s Return is so out of sync with the Word of God I don’t know how else to describe it but purely delusional!

Mr. Enlow (in the typical ‘prosperity gospel’ mindset) said: ‘If you are a lover of God and His kingdom and an entrepreneur these are the best of days coming up’. BUT… the Bible describes a time of great persecution and oppression ahead for the believers. A day in which no man can buy or sell without the Mark of the Beast (Rev. 13); something most Dominionists DO NOT even believe is coming! How are believers going to run empires and greatly prosper financially in a world economic system that forbids participation of anyone not in subjection to that ‘beast system’?

He then goes on to expose the grossly erroneous dominionist belief system further by telling us: Prosperity will be elusive for you if you stick with ‘the old, disapproved of narrative, wine/whine skin, that says we are headed for dark days and advancement of Satan’s kingdom. Disapproved of narrative? Disapproved by whom? You? And all those who disregard and disapprove of the true prophesies of the Bible? Was Amos being a whiner when he prophesied the day of Christ’s return would be a day of darkness and not light? (Amos 5:18)

And just when did financial prosperity become the objective of Christian faith? I thought the call was to LAY DOWN our lives and follow in the footsteps of Christ! When did Jesus countermand that call and replace it with a mandate to seek personal success?

I guess I missed that memo!

How could anyone read Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 17+21, Daniel 5,7,11,12 and the Book of Revelation (as well as the all writings of the O.T. Prophets that speak of the last days) and NOT SEE ‘the advancement of Satan’s kingdom’ in the final days of this age? What kind of blinders do these N.A.R. visionaries wear when they read the Scriptures? Or do they only feed on one another’s twisted Bible teachings; and forego the study of the true words of God altogether?

This vision of the dominionists is more in line with New Age teaching than it is with the Word of God. The New Agers are looking for the dawn of the Age of Aquarius; a time when mankind evolves into a state of peace and harmony. And who does not wish we could have that kind of a world to live in. I would love to think my grandchildren would grow up and thrive in that kind of a stable and prosperous society. But that vision is not in line with the prophesies of the Bible. There is not an age of prosperity coming upon this world; but an age of desolation! To deny that is to deny the Word of God!

They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? Isaiah 14:16-17

The Scriptures teach that under the thumb of Antichrist the kingdoms of earth shall be shaken, the world will become like a wilderness, and the cities destroyed! Does that sound like the picture that Mr. Enlow and the N.A.R. crowd are painting of the last days of this age? Nirvana, with the Church sitting upon the mountain tops of society ruling the planet ? SOMEBODY IS LYING! (And I don’t think it’s the Bible!)

I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; 22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. Daniel 7:21-22

As I stated in the previous article the Scriptures describe Christ returning to rescue a downtrodden and decimated Church that has endured a time of tribulation like no other in history!

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Revelation 11:15

Jesus said his kingdom was NOT of this world (John 18:36); but it is coming! And we are certainly to pray for the coming of that kingdom (Matt. 6:10). But Christ’s physical kingdom will not arrive until he does! The Gospel is NOT about preparing earthly society as a habitation for Christ! It is about preparing souls to inhabit Christ’s coming kingdom! Let’s get it right!

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. Isaiah 60:2

Whether Mr. Enlow wants to face it or not a day of gross darkness is coming which shall cover the entire Earth! And yes, during that time the glory of the LORD will rise up in his people and they will do great exploits in the name of their Christ;. But the world will NOT be under the reign and control of the Body of Christ; it will be under the control of a tyrannical global religion and an oppressive global government.

Those steering the Church to seek to be a part of this supposedly God mandated vision of global dominion are actually furthering the purposes of Satan! They are herding the flock in the WRONG direction – ROME!

Do NOT follow them! Do NOT get on board their ‘Reformation Train’. It is a Hell-bound train if there ever was one!

Mr. Enlow here is my advise to you: Before you encourage others to follow ‘the proper narrative’ and ‘find their place in that narrative’ you yourself had better get enlightened as to just what ACTUALLY IS the proper narrative! And you will only find that proper narrative in the true teachings of the Holy Bible. Truths that you and the rest of today’s deluded Dominionist visionaries seem to have let fall to the street.

God help you Johnny; and any others who are buying into the bat-scat you are promoting as ‘what God is speaking to this generation’! Your vision of ecumenicism and societal dominion in the name of Christ is not from God! It is a deception leading you and your unsuspecting (and apparently scriptural illiterate) followers, into the jaws of the Beast!

May God have mercy upon us; and give us all a proper understanding of what lays ahead for the Body of Christ in this final generation; and may he grant us the grace to make it through steadfast in the true faith of Jesus Christ.

Paul Benson

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7 thoughts on “POISON PUDDING! Discerning The False Vision of the New Apostolic Reformation and the Seven Mountains Mandate: PART 2”

  1. I will give them a STRONG delusion… For the few who watch human history, NEVER has humankind been able to make positive change without God’s help (and purpose). So… all this frothing about changing man’s institutions before Christ returns is just ego feeding. Leads the followers right into the ‘one world religion’ trap. Oh, it will TASTE so sweet in the mouth, but BITTER in the stomach. Broad is the way that leads to destruction. Those on that path don’t read your type of blog posts. They will stick to words that already agree with their view of the future. The rest of us find confirmation in your work, so don’t underestimate the encouragement it gives. Great writing!
    F

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    1. Hi Frances;
      Yes, it is a trap!
      But a love for the truth and a familiarity with the Scriptures will safeguard against that trap.
      Blessings;
      Paul Benson

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  2. Thank you again Paul for some timely truth.
    Having been outside of the “church” now for some numerous years, I wonder what mechanism of deceit is being promulgated weekly for anyone even marginally invested in the Word of God to accept the heresy being promoted by the NAR, Dominionists, 7 Mountains-and so many other religious outfits?

    To my ears, and as someone who after a lifetime of playing church, has for the past 3 years, fallen in Love with THE WORD and having evaluated (and continue to renew the mind) all of my beliefs and indoctrination-and pitching those that did not pass the true test, this deception you critiqued so powerfully sounds like nails on the chalkboard.

    How can these blatant errors being promoted today by Johnny Enlow pass any sort of a spiritual sniff test unless one does not accepts the great delusion reality as outlined in so many passages of scripture. He is wrong on it all. All of it.

    I pray for myself, for you and for others that our natural instincts of disgust and anger at these teachers would be covered and dominated by an ongoing love that can by all methods and influence reveal the Truth.

    Thank you for your ongoing ministry Paul.
    You remain in my prayers

    Your brother in Christ
    Bob

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    1. Hi Bob;
      Yes Enlow is out to lunch with his fantasy of reforming society in preparation for the return of Christ.

      But what is so troubling is that he is not alone in this endeavor. That is what is being preached by a great many of the most popular preachers and teachers today. And it is being consumed by literally millions of believers around the entire world! We need to speak out firmly against this false move of God. Those who follow it will end up deceived, and under the control of the False Prophet and his global religion. That is Satan’s end-game with this mess of antibiblical vision.

      Blessings;
      Paul Benson

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  3. Great article on the subject again. Who knows why any would hear dominionism over what God has said in His word…unless they don’t actually seek heed and even know what God has said in His word.

    Yeah these dominionists are playing right into the hands of the beast end times system of things he’ll have then.
    A horrible ‘movement’ is this dominionisms.

    Again can’t help but think that the only way people would hear dominionism over what God has said is they outright ignore, reject, don’t know don’t care, don’t seek to know..etc…what God has said in His word.
    Hebrews 4:2-For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
    Lets hope some caught up on this lane among many lanes all on that wide multilane road that leads to perdition wake up and save themselves from these false teachings, may bringing up the subject and laying it out plainly as you did help some to escape it!

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  4. This is great stuff, so thorough and so full of symbolic wordpictures to build a picture of what is false and true.

    Thank you for this mr Benson it gave me an insight that might this be the book of revelations beast with seven heads and ten horns.

    What i mean with that is the 7 mountains form the collective desire of humanity in deception to form the endtime abomination of worship that will take form in manifestation of 10 kingdoms ie ten crowns.

    This just struck me as i finished your post.

    Once again hello from Finland and thx Vicki for linking this 😇

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