Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Heavenly Portals or Unholy Deception

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;" 
1 Tim.4:1,2

The modern prophetic and apostolic false prophets in the Church are forever coming up with teachings that are a distortion of the true meaning of the Word. For instance, they took this story about Jacob and made it into something it isn't. What was originally intended to provide Jacob with comfort of God's providence, it's now been molded into a doctrine promoting angelic portals. Their understanding of it has the fingerprints of the Enemy all over it.

As the story goes, Jacob, the grandson of Abraham, was fleeing from his twin brother Esau, who had promised to kill him. On the way to his relative's house, Jacob laid down for the night. As he was dreaming, he saw a ladder between Heaven and Earth. God's angels were on it, ascending and descending.

"And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on 
the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: 
and behold the angels of God ascending 
and descending on it."
Gen. 28:12

Jacob saw God standing above the ladder. God repeated the promise of support he had made to Abraham and Isaac (to bring Christ through his seed). He told Jacob his offspring would be many, blessing all the families of the earth. God then said:
"And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of." Gen. 28:15
When Jacob woke up, he believed that God was present in that place. He took the stone he had been using as a place to rest his head, poured oil on it, and then consecrated it to God. Jacob made a vow to God, and  called the place Bethel.

Traditional Meaning of the Scripture
The ladder was intended to be an illustration of God's outreach between Heaven and Earth, with God taking the initiative to reach out to man. Through the seed of Abraham and his grandson Jacob, the Lord Jesus Christ would become the perfect "ladder" or bridge, who is God come to earth.  Jesus refers to Himself as this ladder in John 1:51:
 "And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man."
The Unholy Deception
C. Peter Wagner at an anointing service for Todd Bentley. 
Rick Joyner stands behind him.

The New Apostolic Reformation, with their mystics, psychics, and false prophets, have been teaching a distorted interpretation to Jacob's dream, and have created a doctrine about heavenly portals and an Open Heaven. Based on an explanation by John Paul Jackson, there is an: 
"...existence of portals--doors and passageways--leading to and from the heavenly realms. When you are standing in a portal, it feels like an open Heaven. A heavenly portal is a spherical opening of light that offers divine protection by which angels and heavenly beings can come and go, without demonic interference. God has designed portals to begin in the third Heaven, travel through the second Heaven, and open upon Earth."
As you can see, a lot of liberty has been taken to create this teaching. We have no scriptural evidence to prove that angelic activity occurs in these portals, or if it is demonic alone. But there is one thing that each of these portal/vortex locations have in common - paganism. We know that these locations were used in pagan worship by the Incas in Peru, the Egyptians at the Great Pyramid of Giza, Druids at Stonehenge in the UK, Indians at Sedona in Arizona, along with many others. Each of these pagan groups have pierced the veil between realities to seek an experience in a higher spiritual realm, or to gain understanding.

This portal experience sounds similar to that of Dr. John Dee, who was Queen Elizabeth's counselor and magician. He devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy, and he was considered to be a Rosicrusian Grand Master and a black magician. He opened portals to communicate with angels/demons in order to learn the secrets of the universe, such as the universal (Enochian) language, turn base metals into gold, and bring about the unity of mankind.[1]

Dr. John Dee and a friend turned toward the supernatural 
as a means to acquire knowledge. Curiosity nearly killed the cat![2]

Once you begin to see how Christians are being drawn into this same occult fascination and practice, you can begin to see that Satan is using it to bring about ecumenical unity (for the one world religion) and the unity of mankind (for the one world government). In my opinion, the Open Heaven experience is an attempt to create common ground with the occult, prepare the spiritual softness to remove separation between denominations, then share the experience of sacred oneness and the cosmic universal heart (aka brotherhood of man) - one of the New Age movements serious deceptions.

David Herzog Ministries

David and Stephanie Herzog have been furthering this cause by founding David Herzog Ministries. Their apostate ministry is located in Sedona, Arizona.

Sedona happens to be the New Age capital of the United States, 
and possibly the world. The ancient mounds where the portals/vortex are,
are located in the background of his logo, 
along with the Shaman vortex symbol within the letter "o".
(Warning: Link leads to Shaman site.)
 When an eagle is shown facing over its left shoulder 
when it depicted - it indicates the Nazi/Fascist party.

 In an online book titled Sacred Places North America: 108 Destinations, the author explains that at least four major energy vortexes are detected in Sedona, including a Shamanic vortice.[3] There are hot spots for a type of electromagnetic subterranean current, which may likely assist in this esoteric experience. Many visitors, Christians and unbelievers alike, have claimed healings, visions, and epiphanies of all kinds when caught within the esoteric confines of vortex activity.[4]

 The vortex has caused Sedona to become one of the UFO 
capitals of the world.[5] It says more about demonic activity 
than it does angelic.

David Herzog talks about the Open Heavens on Sid Roth's program. Just as with most mystic Dominionists, he makes the sin of witchcraft appear to be a forgotten gift of God. While you're listening to the video below, note the following:
  1. Sid Roth considers himself and Herzog as Jews first, rather than Christian.
  2. Herzog is teaching the hermetic principle of "as above, so below." 
  3. Herzog teaches astro projection in order to get the full experience of heaven, where he has claimed to have visited. Shamans also have the ability to leave the body. This is discussed in other YouTube videos, and is being implied in this interview.
  4. He visits these pagan altars around the world.
  5. They explain that demons pass through these portals/vortexes - both good and evil.
  6. On certain dates, there is a free passage of angels, so they say. This is why Dominionists use occult dates to hold their conferences. For instance, Lou Engle held a conference on 11/11/11.
(YouTube link) (Watch from 6:00 - 18:00)

Their miracles are misleading many, and Herzog appears to be doing it knowingly.

On more than one occasions, he is caught giving
 the a-okay sign, which is code for 666.

"Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." 2 Thess. 2:9,10

Rick Joyner, Count Zinzendorf, and Portals
In Moravian Falls, North Carolina, Rick Joyner has shared that he and his staff have had several angelic visitations on their property that was once owned by Count von Zinzendorf and the Moravian Brethren community. Several portals exist on this land which had been prayed over by the Moravian for over 100 years.[6]

Contained on a video within MorningStar's website, Rick Joyner talks about how they came about possessing this piece of property, and how the tract of land once belonged to the Moravian church, led by Count Zinzendorf. Amongst some other interesting tidbits of information, he explains the connection he feels with the Moravians. They too considered themselves as a "New Breed" of Christian, and shared a vision for ecumenical unity.

 Zinzendorf viewed the Moravian congregation 
as a branch of Lutheranism. The hand sign of the "V" is
common among servants of the Luciferian agenda.[7] [8]

Dr. Cathy Burns (not an endorsement) says that the two fingers 
relate to the Masonic and Gnostic Law of Opposites - which is the 
reconciling of good and evil, with Satan reigning over heaven and earth.

A subtle hand sign of El Diablo, a favorite of 
Luciferians - even while calling themselves Christians. 

What Joyner doesn't tell you is that Count von Zinzendorf, who was part of the aristocracy, was involved in a Masonic Order, and used metaphysical rituals he learned from the Kabbalah.[9] [10]If the Moravians  used mysticism, and they did, it explains why the portal is at Moravian Falls.

It is interesting to note that the Moravians are also known for healings, signs and wonders, yet they brought the first Christmas tree (pagan) to this country. Also, the illuminated Moravian star, with its 26 points, may have been brought about because of sacred geometry, another fascination of Masons. It should also be noted that Zinzendorf had a Kabbalistic sexual agenda - which I really don't care to go into further.[11]

Partners in Crime
Guilty by association.

(Click on image for better view)

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them." 
Eph. 5:11

Esoteric practices and beliefs have infiltrated the Church and have been made to sound Christian. Many genuine believers have been fooled, thus opening the door to enable Satan to gain power in their lives. These mystical practices were considered witchcraft by Christians before us, but we live in a dumbed-down generation. All caution has been blown to the wind by many in the Church today, since these ministers of darkness have added a few scriptures to make their teaching sound biblical.

None of the aspects of Heaven will be brought to Earth until the Lord returns with His Kingdom. The use of mysticism is for unbelievers desiring hidden knowledge, and not for the Christan. Heavenly visitations and speaking to angels have never been something the traditional Bible believer has sought after, since they parallel occult practices - as we saw with Dr. John Dee. Anyone dealing with these practices are committing spiritual suicide.

A former Shaman, now born again Christian, told me:
"Shamans don't know that the angels of light that visit them are really demons. I didn't know until I read the Bible. I can explain to you what it is like to go to a different reality in the so-called astral. It seems more real than even this reality, but it is all an illusion planted into your mind by a devil playing your cerebral cortex like an instrument."
If a devoted Shaman can be fooled by a spiritual experience, then a devoted Christian can be just as easily fooled.

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Matt. 7:21-23