Word of Faith false teacher Jesse Duplantis says he determines who long he will live and can speak what he wants into being, this is called New Age manifestation and it is wicked.
Sometimes when I talk about the Charismatic Church, I don’t always make a distinction between that church and a sect known as the Word of Faith Church which is something altogether different. Going forward, I will do better in defining my terms when I talk about those two things. Today I want to warn you about the overtly false and New Age teachings of the Word of Faith Movement, which as you will see, is nothing more than the ancient pagan practice of ‘manifesting’ what you want. A book called ‘The Secret’ published in 2006 teaching how people can manifest what they want with their thoughts and words is exactly the theology of the Word of Faith practitioners.
“Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.” 1 Corinthians 3:13 (KJB)
My article today is on the false teaching and Bible twisting of Jesse DuPlantis, but is not limited to him only. Other adherents teaching this false doctrine of manifesting include Joel Osteen, Rod Parsley, Mike Murdoch, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn and many others. Does the Bible teach that you can have what you want by speaking it into existence? Absolutely not. The Word of Faith teachers all have one thing in common, they are all fabulously wealthy, and they got that way by deceiving you with false teaching like New Age manifestation, also known as ‘name it and claim it’. So with that, let’s compare Jesse Duplantis’ false teaching with King James Bible doctrine.
- FALSE TEACHING #1: “I determine how long I will live” and it is based on “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21 (KJB). This one is a doozy, but par for the course with the Word of Faith fraudsters. Do we have the ability to control how long we live for? No, we don’t, our times are in the hands of the LORD, no question about it. Compare it to 1 Corinthians 4:19 and James 4:13-15. But Proverbs 18:21 is not talking about using words to extend your life, it is talking about how our words can wound, and can heal, and why we should be so careful about how we talk to other people. Jesse DuPlantis uses it to make you think your words will extend your life, and that simply is not true. When he says, and I quote, “I have the ability to say how long I’m going to live” that is absolutely not true. Word of Faith preachers get sick and die just like anyone else, there is no record of any of them having “long life” longer than anyone else. When Word of Faith preacher Rod Parsley got throat cancer, he took chemo like anyone else, he was unable to “manifest his miracle” by speaking it into being. This is typical of Word of Faith false promises.
- FALSE TEACHING #2: “Your words create a destiny and a destination” and it is based on “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Ephesians 4:29 (KJB). This verse is not talking about your “words creating your destiny”, but rather admonishing the hearer to speak pure and wholesome words that edify the people who listen to them. Compare that to Ephesians 5:4 (KJB) to see what I mean. Jesse Duplantis twists this simple teaching into something that it does not teach in any way at all. He means it to say that what you speak, like manifesting wealth, will result in you getting rich, which it will not.
If you are a born again Christian, you have exactly zero scripture that teaches you how to manifest what you want into coming to you. In fact, in the New Age, they recite affirmations for what they want like “money, come to me”, “health, come to me”, as if they had the power to do so. This is exactly what the Word of Faith teachers say, just watch the videos below to see what I mean. None of the apostles, none of them, used any of these techniques taught by the Word of Faith preachers. What they did do, however, was have a book burning party to get rid of the materials of the people who did follow those teachings. You should do the same with the teachings of Jesse Duplantis and all the other phony false teachers who lie in wait to deceive you.
“Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.” Acts 19:29 (KJB)
Jesse Duplantis Teaching New Age Thought Manifestation
Word of Faith Teachers Using New Age Manifestation
What you see here hovers between outright fraud and the New Age manifestation techniques I learned when I was in the New Age before I got saved. None of this has any correlation to Bible doctrine and Bible teaching for the born again Christian.
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