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Lighthouse Trails Research Journal Patiently Waiting—continued from previous page ENDURING ENDURE TEMPTATION Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. (James 1:12) ENDURE HARDNESS Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. (2 Timothy 2:3) ENDURE AFFLICTION But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. (2 Timothy 4:5) ENDURE SUFFERING And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and Apostasy—continued from page 36 A current river is flowing, which many believe to be of God. Removed from its proper setting in the 47th chapter of Ezekiel, which speaks of a stream gushing out from the Temple of God, this passage in Scripture is used today to promote a last-days vision for the church. In its proper context in Ezekiel, this wonderful prophecy is an encouragement that God has not forgotten His covenant people of Israel. But overstepping the sanctity of scriptural boundaries, this passage has been reshaped into the comfortable doctrines of sensual manifestations that 21 salvation. (2 Corinthians 1:6 ) For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. (1 Peter 2:19-20) ENDURE PERSECUTIONS, TRIBULATIONS So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer. (2 Thessalonians 1:4-5) ENDURE ALL THINGS Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. (2 Timothy 2:10) mark a massive shift in the church. As believers, we have taken a hairpin turn from the preeminence of the Word of God to a relative, experiential, and ter- ribly apostate faith. The River Revival movement—encom- passing the Toronto Blessing, Browns- ville Revival (or Pensacola Outpouring), Dominion, Latter Rain, Word of Faith, Rodney Howard-Browne’s laughing re- vival, the Kansas City prophets, Bethel Church in Redding, and an arbitrary mix of all or some of the aforementioned—is flowing into congregations worldwide. Given impetus by these major doctrinal tributaries, this movement’s teachings have ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THOSE WHO ENDURE Behold, we count them happy which endure. (James 5:11) A Prayer Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) Warren B. Smith is a former New Age fol- lower and the author of seven books (pub- lished by Mountain Stream Press), numer- ous lecture videos, articles, and Lighthouse Trails booklets. You can learn more about him at His You- Tube channel is com/c/warrenbsmith. led multitudes away from the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ into a dangerous realm of subjective experiences, mysti- cism, and blatant heresy. Closely follow the curves of this river, and you’ll find spiritual deviations at first overlooked. After all the hype, the wild manifestations, the wonderful testimonies, the flamboyant prophecies, and the earth-shaking visions, the discerning eye will gaze upon a farther shore, where an entirely different, frighten- ing story unfolds–a story of broken lives and shattered faith, of rebellion and of merchandising a substitute “anointing.” SUBSCRIPTIONS: The Lighthouse Trails Research Journal is subscription based. The subscription cost is $15 per year for U.S.A. ad- dresses, $29 for Canada addresses, and $42 for other international addresses. You can subscribe at any time during the year, and this will entitle you to 12 months worth (6 issues) of the Journal. Back issues of the Journal can also be purchased for $3 each (U.S.), $5 (CA), and $8 each (International). There are no additional mailing costs for the Journal. All the prices above include those. Volume 7—No. 5 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019