Prophetic Word: Calgary / Okotoks, Alberta Oct. 2009
Dr. Carol Cohen - Oct. 2009
There has been death over the land here and in the Calgary area of Alberta.
Much in the churches is largely dead.
Things done through the renewal, though sometimes good, also imparted sufficient “admixture” (i.e. things not of God but of other spirits). The mixture –PARTLY OF God, partly not-- served as a poison that entered some of His works and people, impacting the land they have God-given authority over. We are talking about a spiritual COUNTERFEIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
People who were desirous of the deeper things of God were side-lined, isolated, wounded.
Unbeknownst to them, many were blinded to His real Truth even though they thought they “got it”… but they didn’t. They were put in unseen bondage; and they became frustrated in their callings. What came upon them was unclean and negatively impacted their life, relationships, and service to a holy God. THE SPIRIT AT WORK HERE WAS ESPECIALLY SEEKING TO HINDER THE YOUTH --if it could-- AND THE CHILDREN OF THESE BELIEVERS. It's desire: to replace personal relationship with Jesus Christ with other spiritual pursuits that serve to spread the message of this spirit.
So the state of many serious believers now is: they are confused, wounded, frustrated –-some even despair, being untended, leaderless--
There is a current lack of God’s life in the land and in people here: Why?
I believe God is showing me that it is due to the choices people made.
1) Regarding materialism. They chose Mammon over God. But you can’t serve 2 masters.
2) Regarding the traditions of man.
Teachings were welcomed into the land that “tickled the ears” but were not fully from God.
Impartations were welcomed into the land that brought power and supernatural manifestations. But this also was not fully from God and brought admixture of the Shiva spirit (the spirit of death in the Hindu pantheon) into the lives of people it touched.
This is a powerful spiritual entity that in recent decades has been masquerading within some ministries. It brings healing, sensual experiences of love, gold dust, supernatural manifestations and prophecy…but it not from the true God. It is actually an enemy of God and His people, and brings "death" into their lives, works, finances, ministries, and especially upon their children.
It thwarts personal relationship with Jesus and blinds eyes to God’s genuine spirit of revelation. Occult practices, mind science, dreams, and other things are substituted for genuine knowing of Jesus and hearing His voice personally.
(See my website Counterfeit Christianity to read how the spirit of Shiva masquerades within Christian ministries –generally unbeknownst to the minister –who may be famous and honored! This spirit brings powerful “ministry,” supernatural healing, etc., and draws crowds… It is tempting to welcome this spirit and its supernatural power if God Himself is not releasing miracles or moving powerfully in a ministry. It is also tempting to welcome it if people are jumping ahead of God and shouting "revival," "fire," "glory," etc. when He has not yet released it.)
3) Regarding putting flesh desires above God
Now the fruits of this admixture are coming forth across the land: where it seems “dry” or “burnt over.”
People think they have received God’s best…and they haven’t.
People think they are up to date with what God is doing spiritually…and they aren’t.
People think they are “with it” in terms of the leadership God has put in place for the end times…and they aren’t.
Instead the power of darkness in the high places has increased, but not just because witches and occult practitioners are at work, RATHER MOST OF IT IS DUE TO THE CHOICES BELIEVERS HAVE MADE. The problems come from within the church and ministries and what they unwittingly embrace and impart.
The Good News!!
We represent the God who wants to remedy that, the God WHO IS LIGHT and will make all things manifest, the God who exposes deception and makes right what was wrong.
(After this word we did a several hour ministry for people present to explain this word in detail and minister freedom through our mighty God from any bondage that people present (and their children) may have unwittingly allowed into their lives.)
Calgary/ Okotoks Oct.3, 2009