Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Posted by: th231955 ()
Date: March 26, 2020 11:58PM

kBoy, it was not the fact that I was smart enough to not jump in, JRS was a charismatic man, and if not for God just literally closing my ears and eyes in the moment, I'd probably got sucked in! God, as I said in earlier posts, shielded me! It is a very good thing that this forum exists, God Bless its the creator!

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Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Posted by: changedagain ()
Date: March 27, 2020 12:04AM

th231955 Wrote:
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> kBoy, it was not the fact that I was smart enough
> to not jump in, JRS was a charismatic man, and if
> not for God just literally closing my ears and
> eyes in the moment, I'd probably got sucked in!
> God, as I said in earlier posts, shielded me! It
> is a very good thing that this forum exists, God
> Bless its the creator!

Yes

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Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Posted by: th231955 ()
Date: March 27, 2020 01:28AM

WOW I just watched a video and read a blog from a woman that filled in some gaps! I remember now being invited by Enos bender, to go to the "Bless in" in Washington Iowa several Saturday nights! Being the case that I didn't have any experience with "Christian" things, church, meetings, etc. I found the various strange practices being taught, a little weird, but exciting! there was one I remember fully, where 2 people would face each other, and with palms at chest height, we would "meditate on God and transfer power from one to another simultaneously! Something went on there, probably my youthful imagination, but most certainly dabbling into witchcraft, as best I can explain! Do you all remember the Bless Ins? This is the site by No nonsense mama is this legit? [nonon-centsnanna.com]

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Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Posted by: kBOY ()
Date: March 27, 2020 04:26AM

T H

You represent one of the few voices on this forum who has history going farther back than most regarding early Iowa days.  The majority of 20-somethings signed on after the 'show' was already underway, and the reviews were just too good to be ignored by many.

I do not believe that every side eddy that JRS investigated could be categorized as 'occult', since many fields of natural health will confirm the mind's ability to control the body's energy (SPIRIT) flow, something that the Bless-Ins were attempting to illustrate.

The woman healed in the presence of Jesus was told, "Your faith (power of belief) has made you whole."  We easily forget we are SPIRITUAL BEINGS having a physical experience, and SPIRIT over flesh is the proper order of things.  Everything Jesus taught was to direct our attention to our CREATED SPIRITUAL abilities, and not on the frailties of our flesh.

The (The Walk) vehicle began to leave the road with the redirection of our focus from SPIRIT to flesh (Door-Opener Apostle/Christ in the flesh), in direct violation of the admonition, "Call no man, Father."

From there on out it was an accident waiting to happen.

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Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Posted by: Reepicheep ()
Date: March 27, 2020 07:11AM

TH, yes. I remember the Bless Ins of the late sixties and early seventies. JRS claimed that spiritual energy flowed from the palm of one person's hand and could be "drawn" by the back of another person's hand. He also said that spiritual energy flowed from left to right. He would have two or more people form a circle with right hand under their neighbor's and left hand over the hand of the person on their left. Whether that is occult teaching or a bunch of baloney that he dreamed up to amaze people, I have no idea. I remember a lot of bobbing and weaving and falling over. I now suspect that a lot of what happened was due to the power of suggestion.

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Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Posted by: kBOY ()
Date: March 27, 2020 08:21AM

R E E P


The bobbing & weaving was definitely subject to suggestion, similar to what is seen with all the 'healing' ministries strewn across the Christian landscape. As with many of these 'healings', they miraculously wore off as quickly as they had miraculously occurred.

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Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Posted by: changedagain ()
Date: March 27, 2020 08:44AM

I'm not sure about bobbing, weaving and falling over...since I wasn't there to witness it...but I did hear John conducted a few one-on-one 'bless-ins' during the 70's at a Van Nuy's motel. ;)



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Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Posted by: Reepicheep ()
Date: March 27, 2020 09:43AM

changedagain Wrote:
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> I'm not sure about bobbing, weaving and falling
> over...since I wasn't there to witness it...but I
> did hear John conducted a few one-on-one
> 'bless-ins' during the 70's at a Van Nuy's motel.
> ;)


From my understanding, way before the seventies. 8-\

For all we know, this had something to do with his hasty departure from Foursquare and Assemblies of God. Just a wild guess.

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Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Posted by: th231955 ()
Date: March 27, 2020 10:05AM

Greetings again! I must be very careful how I word this post because it has an element to it that as members of TLW you guys might think I'm a bit off my rocker! Bear with me! I have witnessed the bobbing and falling staggering junk that came out of the "revival' in Pensacola, Florida! I've seen the same out of Brownsville! That being said, I can't witness that thing in my spirit, and as I've studied, I found it to be false movement, and the Christian Church has embraced a kundalini Spirit. Do a little research on it and find your personal answer, don't take my word for it! I have, on the other hand, witnessed total and miraculous healings when elders of churches I attended laid hands on the sick according to the Scripture (James 5:14-16)! That being the case, It appears many "spiritual' sign and wonders, foreign to the Scriptures, downright false teachings, were being taught to you folks and to the ones in it yet today! The power of suggestion goes a long way, but false teachings, open a door for our adversary, to enter, and harden our hearts to God's truth. kBoy, you are so correct (you don't need my approval) what you say about the woman and Jesus. It so cool that you have found your way out of that other junk

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Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Posted by: changedagain ()
Date: March 27, 2020 10:09AM

The guess doesn't sound too wild, Reep. Now JRS was obviously wild and unruly...but it didn't stop him from bringing countless messages about submission, humility, the Lordship of Christ, Divine Order etc.
#Fraud

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