The Jezebel Spirit Orbs Of Pastor Joshua Marquez
In our last message, Christian Contemporary Music, The Church Of Rome, And The New World Order we expanded upon Scripture that refers to the one who is called the “son of perdition”, the “beast” of Revelation, and the “AntiChrist” (1 John 2:18). This provides us with a platform for today’s message, The Jezebel Spirit Orbs Of Pastor Joshua Marquez! It is a “tale” of two prophets, and deals with the spirit of antiChrist that is at work to deceive God’s people and to oppose the will of the Lord Jesus Christ:
“…Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God…” - 2 Thessalonians 2:4 (KJV)
In this message we are going to look at a spirit that mirrors the “spirit of antiChrist”, which tempts Christians to oppose the sovereign will of God. This is a spirit that is often called “the Jezebel spirit”. The Bible tells us that Jezebel was the wife of King Ahab (1Kings 18), and she was used to oppose and kill the prophets of God. There is a spirit of antiChrist, and there is also a spirit of Jezebel which can be described with the general term, “witchcraft”. The Bible defines witchcraft as “rebellion” against God:
“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.” - 1 Samuel 15:23 (KJV)
The spirit of Jezebel is a spirit that tempts and sometimes has success in getting ministers of God to control and manipulate others for recognition, personal gain, and having their own way. Manipulation can be done by craftiness, intimidation, or threatening others. The spirit of Jezebel is out to do the will of the devil, and to subvert the will of the Lord.
The Lord called me midway into 2003 to serve with the FMH Children’s Club International ministry of prophets. I answered that call, even though 18 months passed from then until I made the move to El Paso. A spiritual influence that contributed to my delay in obeying God’s word was the counsel I received from my pastor, Daniel Peters, concerning spiritual authority. Pastor Dan told me, “In order to have authority, you must be under authority.” The reason this became an issue is that Brother Bruce Hallman, who is called of God as prophet and founder of the FMH Childrens’ Club School Of Prophets, does not submit to a church pastor. Therefore the outlook that Pastor Dan (now my former pastor) maintained was that if I chose to join Brother Bruce in ministry I could not “have authority” since I was not submitted to a leader who is “under authority” (meaning a pastor of a church).
December 2003 was when I met Pastor Joshua, and it was nearly a year afterward that we talked about the issue of spiritual authority (submission to a pastor). Joshua is the pastor of JesuChristo Es La Repuesta (translated “Jesus Is The Answer”) church in Houston, Texas. Joshua has an uncle named in El Paso named Rigo, who is the pastor of another church called Jesus Is The Answer. So for clarification we will refer to the churches as Jesus Is The Answer – Houston and Jesus Is The Answer – El Paso.
Pastor Joshua invited me to go on the mission trip “Crusade” he had planned for November 2004, after being part of the earlier Crusade in July 2004. A few hours after we arrived in El Paso that November, I brought up the subject of being under a pastor, and that Pastor Dan told me that I would not have his blessing to join hands in ministry with Brother Bruce because he was not “under authority” (of a pastor). Pastor Joshua agreed with Pastor Dan, saying that I must be in submission to a pastor. I ended up having to write a prophetic message (by the will of the Lord) about my former church’s leadership, including the issue of being “under authority” of a church pastor (see Jesus Died Spiritually, The Word Of Faith, And The Error In Dan Peters @ http://www.fmh-child.org/FallingStars/dan.html). Jesse Ayala, who is the worship leader of Victory Life Fellowship, where I was formerly a member, contended with me that the FMH Children’s Club ministry was a “bastard” ministry because Brother Bruce does not submit to a pastor The Lord had me respond that the prophets of the FMH Children’s Club ministry submit to authority in the same manner that the “company of prophets” did under the prophet Samuel as recorded in 1 Samuel 10:
“And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him [Saul], and he prophesied among them. And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, then the people said one to another, What is this that is come unto the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets? And one of the same place answered and said, But who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets?” - 1 Samuel 10:11-12 (KJV)
In this passage we see the question surrounding Samuel and the company of prophets, “But who is their father?” This is the same issue that was raised about me joining the company of prophets under Brother Bruce. Although I regard the idea of being “under authority” to be a sound and Biblical principle, all who are called to the “five-fold” (full-time) ministry do not have the ability to be submitted to a church “pastor” the way that those who are not in full-time ministry. This is especially true for church pastors, because they must fulfill their duty of regularly serving as the pastor of their church, and therefore cannot be in attendance at another church under another pastor. Both just can’t be done at the same time. What pastors and ministers can do in this regard is to what the Scripture tells us to do:
“Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” - Ephesians 5:21 (KJV)
At the FMH Children’s Club, the servants/prophets are expected to submit to the Lord, by submitting “one to another” as unto the Lord (Ephesians 5:21) as we must recognize the need to receive counsel from fellow prophets as they are led by the Lord to provide it. It is understandable that local church pastors insist that submission to local church pastors is necessary and right. For the most part that is the way church is done in America. But the president of any ministry (including ours) is also a pastor (shepherd), though not referred to using that term, as is a pastor of a “church”. Even though God gives us principles in Scripture to live by, we must be aware that these very same principles can be used to prevent individuals from walking out on the word of the Lord for their lives. When fellow Believers apply a Biblical principle in such a way that influences another Believer towards disobedience to God’s command for his life – versus obedience – the principle has been used as a tool of WITCHCRAFT. It was difficult for me to believe that men called by God – those who you value and trust the most – could use the Holy Scriptures (Scriptural principles) to get you to go against God, until it happened to me. When we look at the portion of the Bible just after Jesus was anointed by the Holy Spirit and was then led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil, we see the devil use Scripture to tempt Jesus to disobey God!
“Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred…And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” - Matthew 4:1, 3-7 (KJV)
So the devil knows the Bible, and the devil will try to shipwreck the life of a Believer using the Bible! The devil did not “misquote” the Scriptures in Matthew 4, as some suggest (it is simple enough to check this out). The Scriptures were quoted accurately – but they were misused – and for the devil’s own selfish purpose. The devil tempted Jesus (God) to sin, and it was the word of God (the Bible) that was used to do it! The Lord gave us a “one-liner” for our ministry website’s homepage, that goes like this:
“Don't use the word of GOD to tell GOD that you can't do what HE wants you to do!!!”
Learning to walk with the Lord and be led by His Spirit takes time, and we must be careful that we allow the Holy Spirit to use the Holy Scriptures to guide us, and not for us use the Scriptures as a “law” to be obeyed apart from the counsel of the Holy Spirit that can be used to keep us from doing the will of God:
“It is the spirit [Holy Spirit] that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” - John 6:63 (KJV)
The following are excerpts of a prophetic word by Clo DiPilato on the subject of The Jezebel Spirit (emphasis added). See the entire prophecy @ http://www.fmh-child.org/jezebel.html).
The Jezebel Spirit
Thus saith the Lord:
“God is getting ready to expose witchcraft at the very highest levels in the Church. There will be no hiding from the penetration of the bright floodlights coming upon this blackness of darkness spawned out of hell against the flock of God...
“What is this bleating of sheep the Lord is hearing in His ears? It is the cry of those who have been plundered and robbed and snared and stolen from because of witchcraft at the highest levels of spiritual authority. Those who should have protected the sheep from being prey to the wiles of the devil to rob, kill, steal and destroy have been the very instruments of gross cruelty and oppression.
“Because they've loved their own vanities and exalted themselves through their own flatteries and been blinded by their own ambitions they've tread under foot the poor of the flock and muddied the rivers which could have been flowing pure and clear to minister life and healing to the people of God.
“Their witchcraft is unto Me as a sin of rebellion because when I dealt with them and pleaded with them to deny the self-life and deny the propensity towards building monuments unto man and when I dealt with them to come apart to Me instead of seeking to service the systems of man they chose to obey their own lusts and desires for recognition more than they desired to obey Me. They desired more for themselves than they desired to receive from Me that there might be meat and drink in My house for the people of God.
“And now those things which they have builded according to their own waywardness of spirit and their own lusts for power have not been built on the solid Rock, Christ Jesus, but it's been built on the faulty foundations of self-exalting prophecies and self-perpetuating prophecies, and it shall be brought down.
“These mountains of the shrines of man built unto that false prophetess Jezebel for the glories of Baal shall be torn down before the true highway of holiness built unto the glory of the Lord shall be seen. Do you think "Jezebel" means that person who opposes your ambitious church-ministry agenda, and seems to criticize your efforts at every turn making it difficult for you to get your program off the ground?? What a lie of the devil perpetrated against the people of God! It is WRONG. WRONG. WRONG. WRONG. The spirit of Jezebel is that wickedness issuing forth in your soul demanding you kill anything or anyone off that doesn't readily service your lust and ambition for more recognition and power and place over the people of God. Jezebel feeds on your own wicked lust for power until righteous judgment and mercy and wisdom is subverted...
“The people have forsaken their right by the true discerning of spirits to prove all things by rightly dividing the word of truth because they have been terrorized by the spirit of witchcraft, rebellion against the highest authority which belongs to God and God Almighty alone...
“The people are now corrupted by the same infestations of little foxes spoiling the pure vines which would have issued forth the wine of communion unto obedience to their Saviour. They gulp down the wine of astonishment without question: It is an astonishing thing to believe the gospel which was purchased at so great a price as the blood of Jesus could be perverted by the lusts of men with antichrist spirits wishing to rule over the people of God as if they ARE God, when they are NOT God, and just mere men who need to obey the voice of the Lord in order that they might truly lead God's people beside all still waters and in and out of the green pastures that their souls might be fed...
“The very wicked shepherds that demand obeisance of the flock and demand obedience and surrender of the flock and demand submission from the flock have been lulled into a stupor of basking and lounging in their own sense of self-importance while as hypocrites they neglect My voice speaking to them in the secret place that they must forsake all and take up their own Crosses to wholly follow Me. They are like the Pharisees demanding things of the people of God, yet refusing to hear MY voice to them speaking the very same things…
“I am face to face now with My servants, and I have been pleading in the secret place with My servants to be a vessel that would connect My people to Me and My glory rather than to a ministry, or a system or a gift or a program. But My servants have not had ears to hear, and now I will shake...”
That is a serious and powerful prophecy about “the spirit of Jezebel” and how the Lord feels about ministers who are called to lay down their lives for the sheep, yet they choose to use the sheep for their own selfish gain. The Lord led me to Pastor Joshua and Jesus Is The Answer church through Brother Bruce, who I now minister with. I came to know Bruce when his wife Anaith (Annie) introduced herself and her husband Bruce to me at a Jimmy Swaggart Ministries Campmeeting during Thanksgiving Week 1997. Brother Bruce was born and raised in South Carolina, where he was able to earn a college degree and get a good job working as an engineering manager for AVX, a company that produces capacitors and electronics. Bruce began the FMH Children’s Club orphanage on an 80-acre farm (named in honor of his mother, Francis Mitchell Hallman) which was incorporated in the state of South Carolina in 1991. Bruce and Annie adopted seven (7) children from Panama, and the children were taught to speak English and taught the ways of the Lord. It was in 1993 that the Hallmans received instructions from the Lord to move the ministry to Texas. The reason for this is that the farm located within a half-hour of the Myrtle Beach SC tourist resort and party scene, and is also spiritually influenced by Ku Klux Klan operating in the area. So God declared that these activities made the atmosphere less than ideal for raising the spiritually gifted children that the Hallmans were called to train up in the ways of the Lord. So it happened that New Year’s Day 1994 was when Bruce and his next-to-eldest son Luis came to Texas to scout out a ranch for the ministry’s new location.
Brother Bruce had been living in El Paso, walking out the prophetic ministry that the Lord has called him to here. He and I have stayed in touch since that time after both of us sensed a kinship in the Spirit and the calling of God to encourage each other in our walks with the Lord. In 2003 I was called to work even closer with Bruce by moving to El Paso. This message revolves around the fact that it was Pastor Joshua who was instrumental in moving me from Houston to El Paso, even though at the time he did not know he was helping me make the move. This was a “rub” for Joshua during this memorable faith-on-trail missionary trip of November 2004. The “rub” came because God had called me to move to El Paso and begin serving Him in full-time ministry, yet neither Pastor Joshua nor myself new beforehand that this was going to be the time the Holy Spirit would allow me to get no rest until my heart was fully committed to life and ministry in El Paso.
The mission trip was underway on Thursday, November 18, 2004 and the Jesus Is The Answer church van with nine (9) Brothers and Sisters aboard left the city limits of Houston around 3 a.m. that morning. All of the mission trip participants were Hispanic (Spanish-speaking) except for me (Caucasian) and Johnny Davis, Sr. (African-American), a Brother who I met when he visited my home church earlier the same year. We all arrived in El Paso and rested for couple of hours at a place one of Joshua’s relatives had before Joshua met Brother Johannes Hiram, Bruce’s “Messianic Jew” friend who was allowing Bruce to live with him. But before we met up with Johannes, Johnny Davis cracked a joke that was amusing to him which was “Bruce Almighty”. It was apparent that he had amused himself by mocking Brother Bruce, as he laughed and said, “I haven’t this much fun in a long time.” Johnny’s fun came at my Brother’s expense. I just held my peace. It amazes me to see the attacks come at Bruce with regularity. He just seeks to bring the “two-edged sword” of the Lord (the Word of God) to the lives of Christians as the Lord leads him to do it. Who could find fault with my Brother Bruce (or any man of God), ostracize him, and mock for that?! The answer is not complicated. Holy living before God is not embraced like it use to be, largely because the “fear of God” is lacking in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in this generation. And the job of the prophets is to speak by the Spirit of the Lord, which is going to expose the “pet snake” (sinful flesh) that is being nurtured in the life of individuals, giving them the opportunity to root the “snake” out of their life.
And speaking of “snakes” that slither against Christians, let’s have a look at a great BIG one. This one is called Roman Catholicism. It is important that we expose this religious “snake” for the reason that it has great influence over the life a certain preacher who Pastor Joshua seeks to emulate. Who is that man? He is the highly popular and crowd-pleasing “televangelist” who goes by the name of Benny Hinn. “Pastor Benny” – as he known by those who love the Benny Hinn ministry – is a very charismatic and likable person who has a strong personality. Millions of people have found him to be a charming and endearing preacher, and one of those people was me, especially because it was at the March 1994 Benny Hinn Miracle Crusade that I fully gave my life to the Lord. We’ll now take a look at the Roman Catholic snake religion as we prepare to expose the spiritual significance of Joshua Marquez’s “spirit orb”!
It is because Brother Joshua imitates and aspires to be another Benny Hinn that the TV preacher is a crucial part of this message. Having said that, let’s take a look at the theology and ministry of Benny Hinn. It’s been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. At left, above, see Benny Hinn receiving the blessing of the Roman Catholic Pope (pope means papa) – the head of the Whore of Revelation. At right, above, we see Benny Hinn’s familiar friend Paul Crouch (Trinity Broadcasting Network) meeting his “master”, the Roman Pontiff (“pontiff” means “bridgebuilder”). The pope is also given the blasphemous title “Vicarivs Filli Dei”, which is Latin for “Vicar of the Son of God”. The word “Vicar” is the shortened form of the Latin word “vicarivs” (and therefore the Latin spelling), which is nearly the same as the English “vicarious” which means “in place of”. The title “Vicar of Christ” plainly tells us that the Roman Catholic Pope sits “in place of” Christ, meaning he is an imposter – The False Prophet of Revelation – and the head of the anti-Christ “One World” religion!
Roman Catholicism is a demonic false religion and employs divination (the use of physical objects for worship and contacting the divine) and Idolatry (which is divination) – the worship of idols (objects). I felt a chill go through me one evening when I was visiting Joshua’s church and was told about a Catholic person who engaged in an intimate (close) relationship with the statue that he worshiped. This is due to the demon that receives the worship and influences the life of the person in bondage to it through the false, counterfeit form of worship (For more on the subject of idol worship and the coming AntiChrist see The Demons Of Christo Rey @ http://www.fmh-child.org/S1.25.04.html and Roman Catholicism And The Idol @ http://www.fmh-child.org/S6.24.07.html).
As for Benny Hinn’s ministry, I became familiar with it, as previously stated, since I surrendered my life to the Lord at a Benny Hinn Miracle Crusade, and have since followed his ministry for many years. Even so, for an entire decade I was willingly ignorant and complacent about the error Benny Hinn’s compromise concerning the very questionable fund-raising techniques he employs and the heretical, Bible-trashing teachings that are so widely accepted among those of us who confess Jesus as Lord. Benny Hinn’s own words condemn his as a heretic, as anyone who knows the simple truth of the Bible and is willing to take a critical look at his teaching should recognize. That is what we are doing here.
The following excerpts are from the article Benny Hinn – Catholic Mystic by Joseph Chambers of Paw Creek Ministries (see the entire article @ http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/hinncatholic.html and for more on Benny’s ecumenism see Benny Hinn And The Pope @ http://www.fmh-child.org/S2.20.00.html).
Benny Hinn – Catholic Mystic
“The world of Benny Hinn is a strange, confusing world. He fits perfectly into the category of a Charismatic Catholic priest, dispensing theological bondage and mystical superstition…
“‘There are a host of problems in the Benny Hinn world, but nothing is more dangerous than his Catholic style and theology. Kathryn Kuhlman [seen at right] was clearly the first public Charismatic to merge Catholic ideas and support with her Charismatic operation. Benny Hinn considers himself a benefactor and model of the Kuhlman mystic [a MYSTIC is someone who practices mysticism, which is an attempt to gain ultimate knowledge of God by a direct experience that by-passes the mind].
Benny Hinn And Catholic Confusion
“There is not an organization on the face of this earth that is more thoroughly demonic than Catholicism. It is riddled with heathen teachings and doctrines of devils. Yet, Hinn proudly stated, “My upbringing, of course, was Catholic in that I attended the Catholic school in Jaffa, Israel. And so my mentality basically is a Catholic mentality. When I was born again, I was Catholic in my ways. I was very Catholic in my ideas, in my behavior.” (Christianity Today, Sept. 3, 1991.)
“Indeed, the mysticism that accompanies his ministry, and according to his words, has done so since the first time he spoke publicly, is in the very style of a medieval mystic.
“Benny Hinn personally told two reporters from the Toronto Globe And Mail in an article dated December 25, 1976, about his first speaking engagement. This supposedly occurred on December 7, 1974, at the Trinity Pentecostal Church in Oshawa. His words were,
“‘I held up my hands to pray and the 100 people present fell on the floor. That's when I became aware of my tremendous power.”
Benny Hinn And The Catholic Mass
“The Mass as celebrated in Catholic churches is a blasphemous event. Nothing moved the reformers to resist the Pope and the doctrines of Catholicism more than this false teaching. The Mass proposes the constant death of Jesus Christ over and over, plus it is a fetish practice that reduces a Believer to a God-eating cannibal. The whole idea is subhuman and represents a religious descent in to gory superstition…
“Apparently, Benny Hinn loves this confusion. Let me quote an experience that he recently told on the Paul Crouch (TBN) television show.
“‘On national television, Hinn recently shared an experience which should raise a red flag in the minds of all thinking Christians. In the course of describing a Catholic communion service in Amarillo in which he took part, he stated that he suddenly felt numb, then felt someone step in front of him. The sensation become so real that he then reached out and touched a robe which had “a silky feeling, a beautiful softness to the robe”...The next thing I was feeling was actually the form of a body, the shape of a body. And my body...went totally numb...And God really gave me a revelation that night, that when we partake communion, it's not just communion, Paul [Crouch]. We are partaking Christ Jesus himself. He did not say, ‘Take, eat, this represents my body.’ He said, ‘This is my body, broken for you...‘When you partake communion, you're partaking Christ, and that heals your body. When you partake Jesus how can you stay weak?...sick? ...And so tonight, as we partake communion, we’re not partaking bread. We’re partaking what He said we would be partaking of: 'This is my body.’” (The Confusing World Of Benny Hinn, G. Richard Fisher and M. Kurt Goedelman, pp. 132-133, quoting Praise The Lord Show, Trinity Broadcasting network, December 27, 1994.) [To read about the Roman Catholic Institutions influence on Benny Hinn, see Benny Hinn And The Catholic Church @ http://www.fmh-child.org/S4.30.00.html and And Benny Hinn Says The Catholics Are Saved? @ http://www.fmh-child.org/S5.7.00.html].
Benny Hinn Is A Catholic Mystic
“The simple faith of our Lord Jesus Christ is being severely tested in these closing hours. People have itching ears and want to hear soothing messages. There is an incredible desire for esoteric experiences and religious giants...Most people do not even hear the implication of the doctrines as long as they are feeling goose bumps and shedding tears. People are so hungry to experience God that reducing Him to a shallow emotion is to them better than nothing. It is the same bondage that enslaved millions of Catholics, Hindus, Moonies, etc. It is a false emotion created by clever mystics, voodoo witchdoctors, and multiple gurus with the aide of the master of deceit.
“The mysticism of Benny Hinn can only be described as demonic. His ability to lash out at his enemies and to those that expose his deception one minute, and then to receive a revelation from God the next is confusing to say the least. He has confessed to his false doctrines and promised to clean up his theology time after time, but continues in the same vein. His followers treat these lapses in the same way the ancient Babylonians treated their cruel gods that had to be appeased by their constant sacrifices and adoration. His power over the crowds who attend his church, the large crusades, and who watch by television, is scary. It gives some idea of the control the Antichrist will have over the masses” [for more on the subject of the Roman Catholic AntiChrist see 666 – The Mark Of The Beast @ http://www.fmh-child.org/666.html].
While it is true that Jesus Christ has drawn people and changed their lives while Benny Hinn stands on a platform (I know this because it was at a time such as this that Jesus called me) it is frightening when the truth “hits home” that Benny Hinn gives his massive TV audience a false gospel. He preaches an easy believism “gospel” that pleases men and keeps the funds coming in to feed his religious empire. Benny Hinn rarely admonishes his audience to embrace the Cross and “take up the cross daily” (live a holy life by being led of the Spirit which results in the humiliation and crucifixion of a Christian’s sinful flesh). Benny Hinn’s heretical teachings are many, but one needs to look no further than to see that he is an advocate of the Church of Rome and the Roman Catholic-inspired ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT (the aiding and abetting the abominable One World religion of the Roman Catholic Institution). Benny Hinn is convincing to many, as he is known for his public reading of the Holy Scriptures, holding the Bible out at arms reach, and using it to reach toward the sky in a gesture to proclaim it as God’s truth, which helps to conceal the heresy he teaches. Benny Hinn spiritually rapes the body of Christ, and as the saying goes, “ALL [ecumenical] ROADS LEAD TO ROME”. As unpleasant as it is to acknowledge it is vital that we recognize Benny Hinn is a ROMAN CATHOLIC MYSTIC and is therefore an agent of the Roman Catholic WHORE OF REVELATION, who exercises false anointings and is taking Pentecostals down the ecumenical road towards Rome, which will result in WORSHIP OF THE ANTICHRIST.
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” - 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 (KJV)
As we mentioned earlier, Pastor Joshua Marquez is an admirer of the very visible and desirable ministry of Benny Hinn, and he seeks to emulate Benny – his look, his technique, his power, and his success – and he goes so far as to sport the “white suit” look that further associates him Benny Hinn (see photo below).
During the Crusade that weekend, Brother Johannes allowed me to stay at his place, along with Brother Bruce, who Johannes was providing a home for. I expected to stay in El Paso only for the duration of the 3-day Crusade, the same length as the mission trip of the previous July, but Bruce began to fast and pray for me, knowing this was the time for me to move to El Paso – there was no more time to delay. The reason for the special urgency from the Lord was not surprising at that point, since the Lord told me 18 months earlier that I was called to El Paso and the FMH Children’s Club International. It had been made beautifully clear what I was expected to do. All doubt had since passed. The Holy Spirit brought words to mind from a Campmeeting sermon called You’re Still Here, saying, “This is my time! There’s not going to be another time!” To me that meant “Obey God – you can’t put this off until next year” – the time is now.” The Lord also used an “illustrated” sermon that a prophet preached called Discerning The Time. It was “illustrated” by means of the prophet moving a chair from one side of the room to the other, saying, “If God is wanting to use you over here – and you are still over there – you’re going to miss it!”
The first meeting of the 3-day Crusade (3 consecutive night meetings) was on a Friday, and Bruce drove Johannes and me across town to El Camino La Salvacion (The Way Of Salvation) Spanish-speaking church for the service. We arrived before the church doors were open, and I needed to take a restroom break yet, so we drove just across the freeway to the McDonald’s restaurant. It was not long before I began to feel the undeniable convicting power of the Holy Spirit as He began to make me feel the urgent necessity for me to commit myself to El Paso! By the time I left McDonald’s to rejoin Bruce and Johannes I knew what I must do. I had delayed obeying God’s commandment for many months, and I knew I had to hearken to His call by staying behind when the Crusade came to a close and the others returned to Houston. On November 19, 2004 I purposed in my heart that El Paso had become my new home.
We got back in Bruce’s truck and made our way across the highway to the place where the church service was to be held. Feeling the weight of the moment due to the Lord convicting my heart, I also strongly felt the need to announce to Bruce and Johannes that the Lord dealt with me while I took a my break at McDonald’s, and that’s when I committed myself to moving to my new home. I recognized that making this confession about my commitment to my Brothers would help keep me accountable to following through, and also provide me with moral support and encouragement since I expected that everyone would not be as excited as I was about my decision to suddenly relocate to El Paso and the FMH Children’s Club ministry.
The Friday service began with youth night at The Way Of Salvation. Brother Joshua led the church service that night, with a room full of youth. After the service Joshua and Johnny D. came to the back of the sanctuary where me and Bruce and Johannes were. The tension I felt coming from Brother Johnny as he made small talk with me and Bruce and Johannes was very noticeable to me. He acted differently toward me with Bruce and Johannes present. There was a noticeable haughtiness about him as if he had made the ministry “big time” by assisting Joshua in altar ministry.
We were invited over to the church dining room for bowl of Menudo, and the three of us sat down at a table. It was shortly after that something remarkable was handed to us. It is the bookmark that appears to the left that has “Stand” printed on it. The bookmark was designed by Joshua’s cousin Rachel, which includes the Scripture reference “Efesios 6:10-20” (Ephesians 6:10-20) and the exhortation, “Firmes y adelante” (Firm and forward). I recently used an internet translator to get firmes y adelante into English, but before I did I took the words to mean “Stand firm”, since Ephesians 6:14 exhorts the Christian soldier to STAND:
“…Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil…Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. STAND therefore…” - Ephesians 6:11, 13 (KJV)
I was so thankful for this encouragement from the Lord to stand firm on my new commitment to serve Him in El Paso, so I added the word “STAND” at the bottom, below the Scripture reference. The top of the bookmark is printed with the date – “Nov. 19, ’04” – which stands as a reminder of my day of decision to move to El Paso. The Lord is faithful! Amen.
The Young Prophet And The Old Prophet
By the time of the Saturday service “word” had made it through the “grapevine” that I was planning to remain in El Paso instead of return with the others at the end of the weekend-long Crusade. Pastor Joshua’s message was directed at Bruce, portraying him to be a cult leader who was under the influence of the spirit of Jezebel! In a round-a-bout way Bruce was spoken of as a false prophet (Brother Johannes and I was not aware of this at the time) but Bruce was feeling “the heat”. When Joshua called people forward after the message for the laying on of hands, Bruce stood his ground, after The Lord told him to through two Bible scriptures. But Joshua walked over to the chair Bruce was standing in front of to pray for him. Joshua laid hands on Bruce and loudly proclaimed the spirit of Jezebel to be cast out. Joshua pushed with his hand as if to push him down, but Bruce resisted Joshua by leaning forward enough to keep his balance. This was a mark of the ministry of Johnny D. also, who was told by Joshua on the way to El Paso not to push people when praying for them, but Joshua does it too! After Joshua addressed Bruce as having the spirit of Jezebel, Bruce expected what Joshua had said to cause the church to treat him as an outcast and a reject. But the words were not heard, because they fell to the ground. This is where the Old Testament account of the young prophet and the old prophet comes into play. It is found in 1 Kings 13, and the passage tells of a young prophet (who represents Bruce) and an old prophet (who in this case represents Joshua). In this Bible chapter the Lord God commanded the man of God to prophesy against an altar of idolatry:
“And he [the young prophet] cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; Behold, a child shall be born unto the house of David, Josiah by name; and upon thee shall he offer the priests of the high places that burn incense upon thee, and men's bones shall be burnt upon thee. And he gave a sign the same day, saying, This is the sign which the LORD hath spoken; Behold, the altar shall be rent, and the ashes that are upon it shall be poured out.” - 1 Kings 13:2-3 (KJV)
As the man of God (the young prophet) spoke against the altar perverted by idolatry, King Jeroboam was standing by the altar to burn incense when he stretched his hand against the man of God and said, “Lay hold on him”. And the hand that Jeroboam stretched toward the man of God dried up (became paralyzed) and was useless. This verse was given to Bruce by the Lord to give to give to Joshua for speaking against Bruce and then laying his hand on him.
“And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.” - 1 Kings 13:4 (KJV)
The account of the young prophet and the old prophet describes the conflict that happened between Bruce and Joshua at the service, but it also describes how a man called by God (Joshua) can be used to cause another man called by God (myself) to disobey a commandment given by God for my life.
This chapter in the Bible (1 Kings 13) tells us that after the man of God (the young prophet) prophesied against the altar King Jeroboam watched the altar be rent and the ashes get poured out of it. When the king recognized that he had struck out against a man of God, he humbled himself and asked that the man of God to return with him that he may eat bread and drink water to refresh himself, and receive a reward. But the man of God had already been commanded by God not to return the way he came, or take food or drink. But as the man of God (the young prophet) set out in another direction from the way he had come to the altar of God, he was approached by another man (the old prophet) who told him that he was also a man of God, and an angel of the Lord had spoken to him, saying that he was to come and eat and drink with him. But he lied to him. And after they had eaten, the old prophet prophesied that because the man of God (the young prophet) had disobeyed the will of God, that his carcass “would not come to the tomb of his fathers”. And after the young prophet left the old prophet he was killed by a lion along the way. So the old prophet convinced the young prophet to abandon the will of God for his life, and so he was destroyed. So this chapter serves as a lesson to every young prophet to be very careful when an old prophet comes along and says something that opposes the word the God has already spoken. I thank God that by His grace what happened to the “young prophet” did not happen to me, as Joshua did not dissuade me from making my move to El Paso!
AntiChrist Eyes A-Smiling
After the service was over Joshua sat down with me and told me I had “disrespected” him. This was an attempt to assert his will upon me to prevent me from answering God’s call to ministry on my life. And that was first-hand experience with the spirit of Jezebel that operates in Pastor Joshua.
During the writing of this message, the Lord had me and Brother Bruce watch a movie called Left Behind. In the movie, the “rapture” of the Church takes place and the characters struggle to survive in a “post-apocalyptic” world. I had a stunning experience as I meditated at our kitchen table about one hour after the movie ended. I had a vision of the face and penetrating, dominating eyes of the AntiChrist character portrayed in the movie as “Nicolae” (ni-ko-lie). But the most stunning moment came when Nicolae’s eyes became the eyes of JOSHUA! And that’s not all. The following day I was having a quiet time of prayer when words spoken by Nicolae (the AntiChrist) character rung in my mind: “Welcome to my world.” These words further testified to me that the ministry of Pastor Joshua is much like the confidence of Nicolae. And like the unstoppable will of the formidable, determined, and calculating AntiChrist character of Nicolae portrayed in Left Behind, Pastor Joshua has the drive and craftiness of a “confidence man”.
This message is titled The Jezebel Spirit Orbs Of Pastor Joshua Marquez because it is centered on how the spirit of Jezebel influences Pastor Joshua’s ministry, and the visible manifestations called “orbs”. “Orbs” appear as circles or balls of light on photos and video recordings. We are talking in particular here about spirit orbs. At the July 2004 Crusade I attended with Joshua, I took a photo that two orbs can be seen in (an orb appear to the right of each arrow). At the time I took the photos of Joshua containing the orbs (see a photo from each of the 2004 Crusades below) I had been told they were angels. But in this case they are angels (messengers) of a lower sort: evil demon spirits of Jezebel. Such orbs have been known to vanish before people’s eyes, to move from place to place, glow, and even have faces (see photo below)!
“…For SATAN himself is transformed into an angel of light…” - 2 Corinthians 11:14 (KJV)
This message is ministered in love, with the earnest call to repent and believe on JESUS the Christ.
Alan Wayne Richardson
December 1, 2008
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