A few days ago I did an entry about false prophet Charlie Shamp and his invitation to cast the demon out of John MacArthur. (Read it here.) I shared a video of Shamp praying over a Korean pastor, and pointed out that what was happening as he prayed for the pastor has more in common with what scripture attributes to a demon coming upon someone. (View that here.)
In the second response he points out that in the video he was prophesying about North Korea, and apparently those prophesies are coming true now. But I have a question. Who is correct about North Korea? Prophet Charlie Shamp? Prophet Jeremiah Johnson?
Jeremiah Johnson doesn’t see this as fulfilled prophecy. Johnson says Un is bluffing, can’t be taken seriously, and is playing games. Meaning he’s can’t be taken seriously about a peace or reunification deal. Shamp said the prophecy about unification is coming to pass. If Un isn’t to be taken seriously about peace, then how can unification be coming to pass?
Which is it? Is God speaking out of both sides of his mouth?
I know some of you reading this are tuning me out simply because you think I have a “religious spirit”. Labeling anyone who disagrees with you as “religious” is a thought stopping technique, that can potentially stop you from being good discerning Bereans. Please, don’t allow your emotions to override your thought process. Slow down, and please hear me out for a few minutes.
We’re told that in the last days a strong delusion will come. Who will be lead astray by that strong delusion? People who don’t give any importance to signs, wonders, miracles, healings, and prophecy? People who do give importance to signs, wonders, miracles, healings, and prophecy?
2 Thessalonians 2
8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
10 And then many will fall away[a] and betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.
24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
Do you see how strong the delusion is going to be? Do you see those deluded and lead astray aren’t those who aren’t looking for signs, wonders, miracles, and prophecy?
This is why I implore you to slow down, and don’t turn your brain off by labeling someone as “religious” simply because you disagree with them. You’re part of the demographic scripture says will be lead astray, because you are placing so much importance on signs, wonders, miracles, and prophecy.
You wrongly consider those THE “power of God”. You think that if someone preaches the gospel without signs, wonders, miracles, and prophecy, then they’re preaching without power.
What you’re forgetting is that the gospel is the power of God for salvation, and that the word of the cross is the power of God. Anyone who preaches the gospel is preaching the power of God.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith,[e] as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”[f]
The word of the cross is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1
18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
If you think a display of signs, wonders, and miracles is the power of God, and simple proclamation of the gospel and word of the cross isn’t showing the power of God, then you have more in common with the Jews in the early church times who rejected Jesus.
22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
The Jews who looked for a sign, and didn’t think the message of the cross was the power of God are not spoken of positively. You have more in common with them if you think the simple message of the cross isn’t the power of God, and as I said before, if you’re placing importance on signs, wonders, miracles, healings, and prophecy, you’re in the demographic scripture says are highly susceptible to the end days strong delusion.
With all of that in mind, please, when you watched that video of Charlie Shamp praying over the Korean pastor, and that pastor manifested what aligns with demonic activity in scripture, please ask yourself, if possibly, you are being deceived by a strong delusion when what you think is God manifesting, actually matches more with scriptural descriptions of demonic manifestation.
When John MacArthur prays for people, their head doesn’t start convulsing as their body is thrown to the ground. When Charlie Shamp prays for people that does happen. And in that video Shamp wasn’t casting a demon out, he was acting as if that was God doing the manifestation.
42 While he was coming, the demon threw him to the ground and convulsed him
Only the mind under a strong delusion could look at that video, look at scripture, then conclude that’s the work of God and not a demon. Sure, you can call me “religious”. But remember, who does scripture say is more susceptible to the strong delusion? The one looking for signs, wonders, miracles, etc.? The one not looking for those?
Also, between Charlie Shamp and Jeremiah Johnson you have two contradicting words about North Korea. Who is right? Seems like a lot of confusion to me.
Some of you reading this aren’t bothered that God is apparently contradicting himself as he tells Shamp one thing, and Johnson another about the same thing. God apparently contradicting himself doesn’t phase you one bit.
The fact that you think God is double minded, and that doesn’t bother you, should be a huge red flag, that you’re under a gigantic delusion. God is not double minded. God does not speak out of both sides of his mouth. If you think that’s fine, then you are truly under a strong deceptive delusion, and you need to call upon God to be set free from it.
The simple message of the cross isn’t confusing. It’s actually quite simple.