To borrow from false prophet Hal Lindsey, we might say 'Satan is alive and well on the planet Earth'.
This 9 minute excerpt demonstrates the utter folly of the modern Charismatic movement... and this has nothing to do with tongues.
We could expand the definition to Evangelicalism as many, even those professing 'Bible-alone' Christianity succumb to this 'God told me' type thinking. Failing to reflect on the nature of Biblical Prophecy they fall into serious error and fail to realise they in fact do not hold to 'Bible-alone' or Sola Scripture Christianity.
The people on this programme certainly don't.
The Bible is but one component of their thinking, one facet of their authority base. And just like with tradition and/or 'reason' whatever is paired with Scripture in the end comes to dominate and overthrow it.
I would argue this is due to the nature of Scripture and how it interacts with us as fallen beings. We accept Scripture by faith in the Person of Jesus Christ. The call is to submit and obey, not dissect or supplement.
Sola Scriptura becomes somewhat meaningless apart from a robust doctrine of Sufficiency and (I might add) Providential Preservation. The former is somewhat meaningless without the latter.
Thus many people and groups that seem to be very conservative in terms of their adherence to Sola Scripture are exposed as weak on this doctrine because they have all but rejected Sufficiency and Preservation.
Many give lip-service to these notions which ends up just muddying the waters and adding to the confusion that reigns in the Evangelical and Protestant world.
They're not easy questions.
But it's pretty clear to see what's happening in this video.
We either have some people that are very deceived... well, that goes without saying.
They are deceived in the sense that they are dreaming dreams that are sourced in their own hearts and depraved minds. They are making things up.
Or, the voices and influence they are hear are demonic.
More often than not, I vote the latter.
I think those that fall into the former open themselves up to the latter. Almost like New-Ager's they go 'inward' looking for revelatory authority. They want to hear voices... and eventually they hear them. Sometimes they are indeed in contact with spirits, just not the Holy Spirit.
The firefighter prophet is a fraud but he might be fraud just in the sense that he's some poor deluded guy that really thinks he's put this together. Or something far more sinister may be taking place.
But look how far they stray!
And of course with regard to the Jezebel at the opening of the clip... it's a clear and virtual textbook case of false prophecy. Scripture is twisted and words are generated in order to affirm a socio-political agenda, i.e. power.
Once again the illustration is clear and powerful.
Many conservative Evangelicals think the evil in the world resides in the UN, at ISIS headquarters in Syria, on the streets and back alleys of San Francisco and within computer hacker-dens in Shanghai.
There is evil at work in all those places. Don't misunderstand me. But that evil is just the lost world being lost.
What's happening here, on this 'Christian' television programme is far different. There is real demonism at work here. This is where the assault is. This is the front in the real war, the one the world cannot see but it's the one that really matters. The prize is not America or its culture.
The UN can take over the world (which is laughable) but that's not the real danger to the Church. Getting blown up by a terrorist or having your credit card hacked or even being surrounded by Sodomites doesn't present the same level of danger to your soul and the souls of others as do the false prophets and the counterfeit Church.
It's a polluted jewel with a thousand facets, a false god with a thousand faces. If you watched the video, then you've seen one of them. Is Obama demon inspired? A case could be made that virtually every world leader is under that influence to some extent.
The nature of my healthcare doesn't affect eternity, but if Jezebel and the firefighter in this video are an authority, speaking for God, then that does.
Finally notice how they twist Scripture. They treat these prophecies as something light... to be evaluated. But what's the consequence? None. They don't seem grieved by prophecies exposed as false.
The death sentence they would receive under Moses is today rescinded, delayed and relegated to the Eschaton wherein Christ Himself will judge.
In This Age, the call is for excommunication, which casts them out of the boundaries of the Covenant and Kingdom. They are put into the outer darkness. It is a spiritual death sentence.
What they treat lightly is actually far more serious and I would argue the sanctions of Revelation 22 have fallen upon them.
They need to be rebuked and called to repentance, otherwise they need to be reckoned outside the Kingdom.