Will you answer the calling?
Will you answer the calling?
THIS SITE IS ABOUT GOD'S EMPOWERMENT TO HIS PEOPLE THAT THEY BE AS ONE IN UNITY AND IN SPIRIT. ( Joel 2:28 Mark 16 :17 )
On behalf of all our worldwide members I would like to welcome you to the New Prophecy Movement.
This site is open to all Christians with the view that the gift of speaking in tongues is relevant in today's modern Church.
Paul said. "Forbid not the speaking in tongues"
Why are we here?
According to one survey from an estimated 290 million Pentecostal and Charismatic churches, one third don't practice what Paul teaches - although few are willing to admit that. These frightening statistics reveal that the very essential hallmarks of Pentecostalism - Mark 16:17-18 have slowly eroded away leaving many to question:
"were has the public acknowledgement of Pentecostalism gone?"
It seems apparent that the neglect of spiritual gifts has made today's Church a lifeless institutionalized establishment.
So what is to be done?
Through this ministry it is hoped, that true believers will encourage church leaders to include more frequently the prophetic gifts in worship services- and to pray for those who are seeking this wonderful heavenly language.
Christians that walk in the Spirit are united as ONE.
Christians need to be aware that in these last days Christ's church needs a solid 'spiritual' foundation in warding off Satan's many devises. There can be no excuse for complacency. Christ expects a healthy vibrant Church where His chosen people are one in mind body and Spirit prior to His return.
This means that followers of Christ need to be in tune with the workings of the Holy Spirit if they are to maintain God's free gift of salvation.
My story begins in 1955 when at the age of five I was visited by an angel whose presents inspired me to tell my story.
It was during that time my mother taught me the ways of the Lord resulting in my being baptised at the age of twelve.
But it wasn't until my late teens when studying at the UPC Bible School that I obtained a position as youth Pastor in a Pentecostal church on the NSW central Coast.
Prior to ordination, my first professional gig was on 3DB radio Melbourne singing gospel alongside Col Joye, and duo Laurie Allan, and Bobby Bright.
Just as my radio career was starting to kick off, God called me into Billy Graham’s “Youth for Christ” and the Australasian Christian Broadcasting Association. It was there that I met up with a ventriloquist character named Elfie who became my side kick when performing on TV and in Church rallies.
Apart from singing gospel, electronics is my main interest ~from which I managed to invent a Music Machine for use as an educational tool in schools. This machine later became known as "Marshall's Portable Music Machine" ~named after Brian Cadd's 1972 hit song.
While performing at a Shopping Centre, a talent scout signed me up to be co-host of a children's morning show called the "Super Flying Fun Show."
This opened up my career to the NSW club scene and TV engagements such as; A Current Affair with Mike Willesee, The Graham Kennedy Show, and the Mike Walsh Today Show. I even had a gig with singer actress Eartha Kitt with Tommy Tycho's band at the Sydney Opera House and a slot with Rolf Harris at Westfield's Carnival Capers.
When the Music Machine had its day I substituted it with an animatronic Robot named Algatron. This real to life cheeky character made from house-hold items, was a hit in schools under the Science and Technology curriculum.
Interestingly enough, Algatron came to fame when as a mascot for the 1994 Canberra Science Festival, spilled water over science minister Peter McGauran's shiny new shoes in full view of a nationwide TV audience at Parliaments Grand Hall.
But now as I reminisce about those days I can see God's hand of destiny in the arts of music, theatre, and science ~ all of which necessitates critical thinking in my new love for religious apologetics.
Today I no longer perform in schools, but in Christian work-shops singing gospel and promoting my books. I have no particular religion, preferring neutrality when pasturing the New Prophecy Movement and its accompanying home gatherings.
In finishing I would like to acknowledge God as the author of my writings and my mother, know resting in the arms of Jesus, as my inspiration.
Proverbs 22:6 tells us: “Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray” (NRSV).
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Tongues on Fire is a must-read for those who want to experience the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the gift of speaking in tongues.
Authored by Pastor Leslie Barnett who writes from experience having been involved in the 1970s “New Prophecy Movement.”
Pastor Barnett’s story begins with 18th century evangelist John Wesley, who paid heed to visions and supernatural encounters that occurred in the lives of Methodists of his day. Throughout his life he gathered stories of how God was revealing Himself in the lives of His people, and gave much thought to their meaning.
The author explains; that in the 1970's when the Holy Spirit was being poured out with the speaking of tongues families were reunited, long-severed friendships reconciled and hearts flowed together in true fellowship in the Lord.
However in spite of overwhelming evidence of the resurgence of the new prophecy movement, Cessationists believe that in comparison to the apostolic age, today's tongues is just devilish mumbo jumbo.
A claim they say is backed up by the exclusion of the long conclusion of Mark chapter sixteen in the Codex Sinaiticus.
Dear brethren, when you think of Aspergers you think of movies such as Mary and Max, Mr Bean and Doc Martin. These acting characters depict the Autistic spectrum from high functioning ( Doc Martin) to medium ( Mr Bean) to low ( Max).
But in reality their are many famous people with ASD such as : Wolfgang Mozart classical composer, Sir Isaac Newton Mathematical Astronomer, Jerry Seinfeld comedian, and artist Any Warhol. What all theses people have in common is an obsession to detail known as pedantic-ism.
This obsession allows Aspies to excel in what ever they take on when using their time constructively putting aside social cues of what they call~ "frivolous gossip!" As for me, my obsession lies within the science of religion known as apologetics.
But before I take you on a journey into my world, I should tell you that this book isn’t about judging or condemning ones faith, but to expose what I believe to be theocratic errors passed down by tradition. I have no animosity towards religions only gratitude for the opportunity to learn from their many diverse tenets.
Having said that, the revelation you are about to receive was given to me as a child whose identity remained a mystery until decades later it was revealed to be the archangel Uriel due to his signatory of a two edged sword in the right hand and a touch in the left hand hence, "light of truth." But in order for you to except this light you need to clear your mind from all doctrine and start listening to God's Spirit of wisdom.
Dear brethren, you've probably heard that to believe in a God is all that is required for salvation. Is this true? Not according to John 17:3 which says: "And this is the way to have eternal life-to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth”(NLT).
You may ask: " what's the difference between believing and knowing God ?" To believe in a impersonal God is to except creationism and obey the laws that govern Karma. But to know a personal God is to nurture His laws that govern love and forgiveness. So, how well do you know your God ?
To many the notion in knowing or even seeing a Spirit as a person with human attributes seems illogical. But God in understanding this grants us the gift of faith by way of repentance through baptism.(Acts 2:38)
Ponder this scripture in Romans 8:14 which says; "for those who are led by the Spirit of God, are the children of God” What does it mean?
The outpouring of God’s Spirit of which Joel and Paul speaks of allows believers to be led by the Spirit through Christ according to the miraculous gifts of 1 Corinthians chapter ten to fourteen. Theses are the essential tools needed in overcoming the many pitfalls of today's institutionalised religion.
Let's be logical here; if Christ the bridegroom is to meet His bridal church without spot or blemish, would He see when lifting her Bridal Veil ~ "one Lord one faith and one baptism?" I should think so!
But this can only be achieved when Christians are willing to put tradition aside and get back to the basics of what early church fathers such as Justin Martyr and Tertullian taught. Question is, can everyone be willing to compromise their hand-me-down religion for the sake of unity? Ephesians 4:5-13 & 5:27 / 1 Corinthians 12:13.
Am I qualified as a religious apologist? If by attending a seminary collage and acquiring a “Master of Divinity” makes me qualified then the answer is No! Luke 10:21 says that the Lord of heaven and earth, has hidden things from the wise and understanding ~and has revealed them to little children.
Luke’s analogy rings true to me because having once been a Sunday school teacher; I could not help but admire children’s curiosity in wanting to know God by using their imaginations in finding the answers to questions posed.
This methodology of learning was exemplified by fellow Aspie Julius Sumner Miller, an American physicist and television personality whose famous quote was “Why is it so!” ~which to my mind conjures up three main elements of thought.
Brings to mind a picture of creation beginning eons ago when time had no relevance and that somewhere in the vast realms of a never ending cosmos, the eternal father of all creation ‘Reasoned’ (logos) within Himself to form an offspring named Yeshua who was to be externalised into a surrogate mother named Mary. This very godly loving mother was to bring forth Christ humanity as a role-model in the perfecting of mankind through an evolutionary process of free will. Read 1 Peter 1:20 /John 1:1/ Colossians 1:15.
Has me believing that due to a methodology of planting and harvesting over many dispensations ~angels (gods) would evolve to replenish those who were lost due to Satan’s rebellion. The catastrophic chasm within the heavenly realm has allowed born-again Christians to be like angels knowing right from wrong. (Revelations 12:3, 4 / Geneses 3:5).
Brings to mind Satan’s plan to stifle the replenishment of Gods angelic host by destroying the Messianic seed~ made in the image of His father. And when this failed Satan used false prophets to infiltrate the Church with distorted doctrine that would rob and confuse the identities of the father and the Son.
"The Apostle" is a must-read for those who are curious to know the driving force behind Scott Morrison's Pentecostal faith and the Church which he and his family attend.
Born 13/05/58 Scott Morrison was raised an Anglican who later became a Pentecostal and now attends the Horizon Church which is affiliated with the (ACC ) Australian branch of the (AoG) Assemblies of God.
Leslie says that Morrison has shown the Australian public strong leadership, not only when advocating for religious freedom but when handling the Coronavirus epidemic.
But lurking over Morrison's Christian ethics lies a dark cloud of suspicion when refusing to answer questions over his invite to Brian Houston's accompaniment to a White House function; and how when pressured by the Labor opposition and 2GB talk back radio confirmed the once deemed rumour to be true.
The picture sign does pose the question: "why a hall and not a Church?"
According to the Jehovah’s Witnesses the Kingdom Hall is the true temple when worshiping Jehovah God compared to a normal Church who worship demons. (W.T May 2018" Know Your Enemy" page 24)
These religious supremacists have adopted Charles Russell’s heresy when teaching that the Lord Jesus Christ is Jehovah's first born Son -Michael the Archangel.
Although claiming to be liberated from past mistakes, the JW’s still hold to many occult practices including denouncing once cherished family members who don’t tow the party line.
Laodicean Heretic addresses the JW’s formation beginning with Constantine’s dynasty down to the Adventist movement by Seventh Day Adventist Ellen White.
Religious ethics and apologetic's
tongues on fire
The author explains; that the Australian Christian churches (ACC) when merging Assemblies of God (AoG) with the New Apostolic Reform movement brought with them prophets who prophecy without need for tongues interpretation. Worse, the "speaking in tongues" is no longer exercised in main worship services but relegated to the back room ~leaving many classical Pentecostals to question: "where has the public acknowledgment of Mark 16:17 gone?"
To sum it up the problem Leslie had this to say: •
" The very soul of Christ's church, embodied in prophetic utterances, discernment, worship, healing, deliverance and hospitality has slowly diminished leaving a lifeless institutionalised religion with highly paid men. ( 2 Timothy 3:1-3)
Of special interest is Chapter fourteen which explains why "Home Church" is becoming popular. And Chapter seventeen speaks about the importance of tongues discernment when addressing the "Demonic Realm" ~as exampled by Brett Peter Cowen and Frank Houston.
Last but not leased is chapter thirty three which is dedicated to “the Mysterious Messengers”- the angels of God, who have played a vital role producing this work.
A comprehensive study of Archangel Michael, who in 325 AD, became patron Saint to the first Christian Church in Constantinople. Saint Michael's godlike status was established when Constantine denounced Judaism's prohibition against appealing to angels as intermediaries. This allowed Christian Jews to venerate Saint Michael as healer, protector, and redeemer of their souls from Limbo to Heaven.
Centuries would pass until Sabbatarian Ellen White used Michael's descriptor "Who is God" to formulate a dogma proclaiming Saint Michael as the Lord Jesus Christ. Today this dogma has become an integral part of the Seventh Day Adventist and the Jehovah Witness eschatology.
The author says; according to the Labor party, Morrison's association with Brian Houston is simply a vote winner in spite of the 2014 royal commission into child sexual abuse whereby Brain's indictment for harboring his fathers pedophilia is still pending. This indictment says Brain's critics, will never succeed due to his standing as one of the world’s most powerful pastors to a multi million dollar tax free Hillsong empire; which pulls 100,000 people around the world into Mega-churches each weekend with shows of glitz and glamour.
Politics aside, Pastor Leslie's book talks about his experience having been involved in the 1970's with the AoG Assembles of God and in the 1990's with the Australian Christian Churches.
Leslie explains, that in the 1970's families were reunited, long-severed friendships reconciled and hearts flowed together in true fellowship in the Lord. And even more than that, along with the spirit of unity and love came the spirit of sacrifice and the wondrous spirit of liberty. But today's modern Church tongues is rarely heard, not even from Scott Morrison who like his mentor Brian Houston, believes it to be unnecessary leaving classical Pentecostals to question: "where has the public awareness of the Spirit gone?"
Pastor Barnett explains: that when Frank and Brian Houston merged the New Apostolic Reform movement with the Assemblies of God it brought with it apostles, and prophets who substituted tongues interpretation for a prophetic "Word of knowledge."
To sum up the problem Leslie had this to say:
" Today's Pentecostalism is not about tongues prayer, study, or evangelising but hipster jeans, designer trainers, Brooklyn beards, and sleeve tattoos. And places of worship are no longer the traditional style Church but multi million dollar 1000 seat auditoriums with latte coffee machines, concert lighting, and smoking machines. . Worse, Pentecostal music is not your traditional style worship songs but more on the lines of Justin Bieber love songs."
Of special interest is chapter 17 and 21 whereby Pastor Barnett provides a spiritual explanation of how Brett Peter Cowen and Frank Houston's demonic Spirit went undetected. And in Chapter twenty five when a couple of Christians survived 9/11 by obeying God rather than man.
Last but not least is chapter thirty three which is dedicated to “the Mysterious Messengers”- the angels of God, who have played a vital role in producing this work.
Pastor Barnett alias Marshall is interviewed by TV host Shorn Sheep about his robot Algatron
W. T. Dixon, early Quaker missionary who became an Alliance pastor.
Pastor Barnett's Comment.