A few churches in the Las Vegas area openly support and are publicly affiliated with Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Redding, California. One of these churches is International Church of Las Vegas (ICLV). ICLV’s pastor (or some say apostle) Paul Goulet can even be found in Johnson’s public favorite friend list which lists many questionable ministries, even some who have promoted strange manifestations in Christian circles such as acting totally drunk and acting like a (quote from their own ministry website): “cross between a jungle and a farmyard” animal. Neither of these manifestations are Christian (Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:22,23; 1 Cor. 14:23; 1 Peter 5:8). Rather, the fruit of the Spirit is self-control not a loss or lack of self-control. Here is a direct quote about a “transferable anointing” from one of Johnson’s ministries that he promotes:
“…transferable anointing. In its most visible form it overcomes worshippers with outbreaks of laughter, weeping, groaning, shaking, falling, ‘drunkenness,’ and even behaviours that have been described as a ‘cross between a jungle and a farmyard.’ Of greater significance, however, are the changed lives.” (John and Carol Arnott, Catch the Fire, History of the Toronto Blessing)
Teachers involved in the Jesus Culture band and affiliated with Bethel Church (like Banning Liebscher) have spoken at ICLV in the past at the “Holy Spirit Conference”.
Please be very careful with letting anyone lay hands on you who has this “transferable anointing”. You could do strange things afterward.
Another upcoming tour scheduled in March 2013 to stop here in Las Vegas at ICLV is the Jesus Culture Still Believe Tour with Kim Walker-Smith.
Remember that Jesus Culture has come directly out of Bethel Church (Bill Johnson). Another church that gives their support of Bill Johnson is Encounter Community Church in Henderson, Nevada. This church even participates in Bethel’s “sozo” inner healing ministry (which originated at Bethel Church) and has promoted their sozo conference right here in Nevada. The inner healing ministry was started by two ladies just a few years ago. One of these ladies is also a “Liebscher” (Teresa Liebscher). So, why does this matter? Please read the article link at the top of this post. May God bless you and give you wisdom and discernment.
“For he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” (2 John 1:11)
“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them.” (Romans 16:17)