Tuesday, April 08, 2008

What is Pittsburgh's Anticipated "Breaker Annointing"?

Early yesterday morning, I published a story about Bp. Duncan using "prophecy" to justify his plans for schism. The story quickly spread, and rather than respond to the questions, the Diocese of Pittsburgh took that issue of their newsletter off the web. I saved a copy, of course.

Since the Diocese of Pittsburgh seems to be concerned about this prophecy being made available to the public, maybe it requires a closer look? Yesterday I gave you just an excerpt. Here is the complete prophecy offered to the Diocese of Pittsburgh by the Revd. Mark Stibbe, Rector of St. Andrew’s, Chorleywood, Diocese of St. Alban’s, England. It appeared in the February issue of Trinity as a part of Bp. Duncan's message to the Diocese:

2008 IS THE YEAR OF THE GATE

Pass through, pass through the gates!
Prepare the way for the people.
Build up, build up the highway!
Remove the stones.
Raise a banner for the nations.
Isaiah 62:10


In Hebrew, the number eight is rendered by the letter CHET, which is depicted in the form of a GATE.

The number eight is related to new starts and new life in the Scriptures – the most notable being the resurrection of Jesus which occurred on the eighth day…

Eight is the number of the gate… And I sensed the Holy Spirit saying simply this:
2008 is the year of the open gate. Prepare to pass through the gate. There are new beginnings ahead for those who have been waiting patiently for their moment to come. Obstacles are being removed. The Father is breaking his children out of a sense of captivity to past restrictions. The anointing for new beginnings is on many in this year. The time of frustration and exile is coming to an end. This is the Lord’s time for his people to rise up and follow him through the gates of opportunity. New starts are looming. Many are on the point of experiencing the new life that convergence brings. And the true church – even though it will know many trials - is on the point of experiencing new life, a new season of vitality and creativity, a brand new Reformation. A highway is being built, stones are being removed, and a banner is being raised for the nations.

So get ready… and do not be afraid. Do not be anxious. 2008 is the year of the gate… And there is a BREAKER ANOINTING on those who are pushing up to the threshold of their opportunity:

One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out.
Their king will pass through before them, the LORD at their head.
Micah 2:13
So, what is this "BREAKER ANNOINTING" bit? I don't recall that term from my years as a Pentecostal.

In a discussion over on The Lead, John Chilton points us to a video by Patricia King that attempts to explain this "BREAKER ANNOINTING" phenomenon:



So, now we know what the "BREAKER ANNOINTING" is all about. If this is the kind of thing that people enjoy doing in the privacy of their own home, I say more power to them. Rather bizarre, but to each their own, I suppose.

But, what I find curious is that this is the kind of thing that Episcopalians are being encouraged to embrace by the "orthodox" Bishop of Pittsburgh.

Remind me again who it is that is introducing innovations into the Church?

J.

UPDATE: Our friend Lionel Deimel has discovered that the broken link to the February issue was nothing more than "a clerical mistake of the Internet age." The link now works again.

It just so happens that on the same day that an article in a two month old newsletter suddenly becomes a hot topic, the link to that article becomes broken. A coincidence? I don't think so. It must have been a sign that the "Breaker Angels" are among us, right? Woo! Wee! Wah!

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