Michael Brown to Take Part in Upcoming Toronto Blessing NAR Conference
Michael Brown, the charismaniac apologist who is affirmed as an orthodox Christian believer – to be promoted to the church – by Dr. James White, is appearing at the “Light the Fire Again 2018” Conference. It is associated with the Toronto Blessing. In fact, it’s the first thing you see on the website.
It advertises itself – as you can see above – as the “site of the Toronto Blessing.” The advertisement encourages people to come and be “a part of a historic gathering of leaders from the great global moves of God at the close of the last century,” referencing the Toronto Blessing and the development of the New Apostolic Reformation.
The Toronto Blessing was a supposed revival of the Holy Spirit at the Toronto Airport Fellowship Church, which was known at the time as the Toronto Airport Vineyard Church. Randy Clark kicked off the revival, talking about how the presence of the Holy Spirit makes one act “drunk.” Soon, the congregation erupted in pandemonium with people laughing, growling, dancing, shaking, barking like dogs, and even being stuck in positions of paralysis. These experiences were attributed to the Holy Spirit entering people’s bodies. The pastor of the church, John Arnott, referred to it as a big Holy Spirit party (source link). Below is a video.
The Toronto Blessing – which has widely been repudiated as demonic (at worst) or fake (at best) manifestations of the Holy Spirit even prompted the wildly charismatic Vineyard Church to sever ties with it (source link). This demonic outpouring was influential in the development of the Brownsville Revival in Floria (led, in part, by Michael Brown) and the Lakeland Revival in Florida (led by Todd Bentley).
The 20th Anniversary Conference of the Toronto Blessing was held in 1994 and was called “Catch the Fire.” This year’s commemoration is “Light the Fire.” It is a continuance of the Toronto Blessing, hosted by the same people, at the same place, for the same sinister purposes. Below is the 2014 commemoration, with speaker, Benny Hinn.
The Toronto Blessing is a movement that has blended with the New Apostolic Reformation that is so connected, they’re virtually the same thing. Here is Todd Friel explaining the NAR.
Speakers at this year’s Toronto Blessing conference are mostly all NAR Apostles. These include Heidi Baker, Rick Joyner, Lou Engle and…Michael Brown (who says he’s not sure NAR exists; but to remind you, he also says he wasn’t familiar with Benny Hinn). By the way, those hyper-links above will take you posts about these individuals being NAR Apostles.
Notice the graphic about how to spot an Apostle below (HT ChurchWatch).
Notice that the role of NAR Apostles is to united the church at all cost. Michael Brown is certainly succeeding, being able to get Reformed Apologist, James White, to support and promote him as a Christian brother. This gullibility cannot be excused or supported.
This type of NAR unity can be seen in Lou Engle (who runs The Call, who is advertising the conference above) kissing the feet of a Vatican representative at an Azusa Street event or Kenneth Copeland skyping in the Pope to give a blessing at his event.
Sadly, some probably well-meaning souls are blind to the dangers of NAR and sinfully gullible, not recognizing the dangers presented. And by some, we mean – in particular – James White. White is planning on having Michael Brown on his program on January 2, in what we are calling “Elephant Room 3.”
Warn the brethren. Love the Church. Dispel the wolves. Care for the Sheep.
A Call To Action
Too many churches in America are lacking in discernment. Do you find yourself wishing you could help? Do you have a love for Scripture? And a desire to write to edify the church?
I hear every day from people who want to make a difference but don't know how to get started. To answer this need, I created Writers Write: The 5-Day Challenge.
This mini-course will jumpstart your goals by showing you how to write in a way that will have people saying “I care about that.”
Right now Pulpit & Pen readers can get Writers Write: The 5-Day Challenge at a special 25% discount.
Get your writing in front of people who will actually read it. Don't miss out on this special deal. Click here to get started.
God Bless, Cody Libolt