I can’t believe that people are flocking to this so-called Florida Healing Outpouring and claiming this flesh based “revival” is Holy Spirit inspired. Todd Bentley is a false teacher prophet and dreamer of dreams and visions and someone with even a miniscule amount of discernment can see this yet still they flock to him like ants at a picnic. Well, I can believe it because the sheep are infected with a disease called The Silly Sheeple Syndrome.
The Silly Sheeple Syndrome is a disease that takes away reason and common sense and allows for the sheep to be taken advantage of physically mentally spiritually and financially. This disease is widespread and not limited to those flocking to Lakeland seeking signs and wonders…..The Silly Sheeple Syndrome can be seen in every denomination and in every area within what’s commonly referred to as the Body of Christ. Here are some examples of the Silly Sheeple Syndrome;
Suppose you are at work and a co-worker claims to have visited heaven and met the Apostle Paul. This co-worker further claims to have discovered a “treasury room” while in heaven and fills his pockets with gold coins…with God’s permission. He admits to you that he not only sees but also converses with “angels”. What would be your first reaction to what you’ve just heard? You’d think he’s bumped his head wouldn’t you? Maybe he’s drunk or on drugs? Possibly he’s stopped taking his medication?
What would you think of a married man who claims God told him he could have another mans wife as his own…just for the asking? What if this man was the “pastor” of your church who preached God’s Word while drunk….cursing like a sailor and making death threats against others who defy him from behind the pulpit? Common sense tells you to run from this man as fast as you can, wouldn’t it?
What would you think if a twice divorced woman wanted to be your “life coach”? What if this woman told you “you’re all that” and God’s perfect creation yet has had plastic surgery because she wasn’t “all that”? What if this woman, while claiming to be a “Christian pastor” tells you that Jesus wasn’t God’s only begotten son? You’d think this woman was crazy, wouldn’t you? Come on now….be honest with yourselves here!!
What if you went to your “pastor” for counseling and he told you to take your pants down so he could paddle you? What if he sodomized you and raped you and told you that God told him to do those heinous things to you? Would you go back to this “pastor” for further counseling sessions or would you call the police? Common sense tells you something’s wrong but still dozens went back to this “pastor”.
The four examples above should never occur within the Body of Christ….but those stricken by the Silly Sheeple Syndrome don’t seem to know any better….and keep the scoundrels in business. They sick “revival” “healing” “financial prosperity” and apparently leave their common sense at the door….and get abused by devils pretending to be angels of light.
There is a cure for the Silly Sheeple Syndrome…and it isn’t some false revival or buying some book or letting some fool verbally and physically abuse you….no, this cure takes more then that and it costs more then what the wolves are saying and selling.
We need a reformation. We need a Martin Luther or someone like him to nail a new version of the 95 Theses on the Wittenberg Door. We need to actually study our bibles for ourselves and try and test every spirit to see if what they teach and say aligns with God’s Word. We need to fall on our faces and beg God to forgive and heal us of the Silly Sheeple Syndrome…and expose those who infect us with the Silly Sheeple Syndrome. We need to discover who God really is and what Jesus really did for us during His brief time on earth.
We need to stop listening to those who get “saved on Sunday and start preaching on Monday” and disciple those who Holy Spirit regenerates just like Jesus did with the twelve he chose. We need to stop “witnessing” to others until our lives line up with what we say we are….and stop listening to those whose lives are the same as they were before they claimed to have “accepted” Christ. We need to check ourselves before we wreck our witness…and we need to take a strong stand when we see hypocrisy in those who claim to be a Christian.
We need to stop looking for “moves of God” and start being those moves of God and reach those afflicted with the Silly Sheeple Syndrome one sheeple at a time. We need to stop looking for “signs and wonders” and become those signs and wonders so the unsaved say AHHH…..I want what you have….and we need to BEGIN TODAY!
The cure for the Silly Sheeple Syndrome isn’t easy….in fact it will be the most difficult thing you will ever do in your life. I guess that’s why Jesus said the road is narrow and few find it….and why the broad road is so full.