Candice Smithyman: Lighting the Flames

The New Apostolic Reformation delusion continues apace with Candice Smithyman, Founder of Dream Mentors Transformational Life Coaching Institute proclaiming here on the Elijah List that We have a job to fan into flame the gifts of God. We must learn to start our own fires. So many times the Church wants someone to start their fires. Well, that is great and necessary at times, and God is good and sends those with evangelistic gifts into churches to do this. As a revivalist myself, who goes into churches and ignites fires, I understand this gifting, but the greater blessing is when the people of God know how to light their own fires without help. They know how to begin to ignite their personal flame. She also says in the same article that Evangelists in our churches are ... So Candice believes that there should be evangelists in the church, but where is the Gospel which evangelists preach?

The NAR gospel is to 'experience the presence of God'. This is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it must be said that experiencing the presence of God is a false gospel. It will never save anyone from the flames of hell.

Why is it that she does not know the Gospel? She proves this by saying: We have a job to fan into flame the gifts of God. We must learn to start our own fires. The true gospel is about the grace of God being demonstrated to us sinners in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ his one and only Son. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9. What we receive from the Holy Spirit comes as a gift. Work on our part is never mentioned.

The NAR has the fancy notion that the world will only sit up and take notice of the gospel if we are doing signs and wonders. Was Pharaoh moved by the signs and wonders that Moses did before him? Did any sign actually change his mind and so release the children of Israel? Emphatically, NO. The Bible says NO, signs and wonders will not make the world sit up and take notice. It is the meek who will inherit the earth - yet it is the strong in this world who believe that they will inherit the earth. This is the natural order that one gets from natural, unsaved man.

Did the disciples in the Upper Room on the Day of Pentecost whip up the flame of God's gifts? No. They had not a clue what was going to happen before the Holy Spirit fell upon them. All they were doing was what Jesus had told them to do when He ascended, which was to wait. We cannot generate anything that will make the Holy Spirit give us dreams, signs, or wonders. We are called (only those who have been born again) to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. (Matthew 28 v19). Revival can and will only come about by taking the true Gospel to this dying world.

The saddest verses in the Bible have to be Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles? And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness'. Matthew 7:22-23

10th June 2019.

Home page Index of Articles