Deut. 18:20-22 ~ 20-But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. 21-And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? 22-When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
Of late there has been a huge controversy over the apparent fraud perpetrated by one "Prophet" Brian Carn. Evidently, Mr. Carn took it upon himself to use a prediction of a psychic in a 2015 New Year's Eve service in which he rendered, nearly verbatim, predictions from the psychic, claiming that he was speaking from, or had received his words from the Lord. Not only did he use the psychic words, but nearly none of the so called "prophecies" came to pass. All of this is problematic and calls into question Mr. Carn's credibility not only as a prophet, but also as a servant of God.
Evidently, Carn recently called the actions of LeAndria Johnson into question I suppose calling on pastors to boycott her ministry. This evoked quite a carnal response from Lexi "Holy Ghost Enforcer" Allen, who berated Carn, calling him 'Nigga" and saying that LeAndria was "my girl" and that he had no business even speaking negatively against her. (See video below)
Well, the fact is that as I have discussed HERE, LeAndria openly lies on God, as she has stated that God told her to pass out cigarettes, and condoms and allows her to cuss, drink and other things all the while leading souls to Christ, Carn isn't right in that he has proven himself to be a false prophet by lieing on God using a psychic's words, and Lexi, at a minimum, is wrong, and is endorsing evil by supporting the sin and carnality of her friend LeAndria simply because she a singer that she knows.
The Son Of Sceva ministry (Acts 19) permeates all of their actions. Even seeing what is wrong, NONE of them have any power to do anything about it, so they resort to CARNALITY!
Biblically, the practice of using psychics and mediums between the dead and the living was known as "peeping and muttering". It seems that there were two related practices. One in which the medium would conjure up what are called "familiar spirits" (Heb. "OB" or bottled spirits") or a spirit guide to consult regarding specific things. Most of the time these were simply magic tricks and there was no authenticity to the events. There was also another practice in which spirits would tell the individuals certain things. This practice was more closely associated with ventriloquism in which the crowd experienced hearing what they thought was a spirit's voice emanating from the ground or certain objects.
Either way, this is also what psychics do. Whether authentic or for trickery, this practice, and other related practices was thoroughly condemned in the word of God.
Lev. 19:31 ~ “Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the LORD your God. (ESV)
Specifically, it was these practices, in conjunction with others, that cause the Lord to turn against the inhabitants of Canaan and that caused God to give the land to the Jews. The people of God were prohibited from following their practices:
Deut. 18:10-12 ~ 10-There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, orthat useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11-Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12-For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
Unfortunately, none of the commands of the Lord stopped the people from looking to psychics for answers. In 1 Sam 28:7-8, King Saul called for the use of a medium when he was unsure of the will of the Lord, and his closest confidant's knew where a practicing witch was located.
In fact when things became so bad, that the people opened themselves up to false teaching and to these who divined familiar spirits. Hundreds of years later, when god wasn;t saying what they wanted to hear, the people would simply consult a medium who would tell them "good lies" and make them feel better. Yet they were still condemned. We note Isaiah the Prophet, who only spoke by the inspiration and authority of God, challenging the people:
Unlike the psychic, the Prophet of God was 100% accurate, 100% of the time.Isaaih 8:19-20 ~ 19-And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? 20-To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Jer. 28:29 ~ The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.
The prophet of God needed no mediums, did not listen to or seek voices that were nof God and placed his confidence in the Lord to do what he said he would do, even if he did not live to see it.
1 Tim. 5:22 ~ Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.
Neither the sins of Carn, nor LeAndria are acceptable to the Lord. Both condemn themselves by their continued actions and falsehoods and they will not only stand before God, but they will stand before men in judgement.(1 Cor. 6) What makes topics such as these so uncomfortable for us, is that we are overwhelmed with the sins of the masses. However, all the sin of the world does not exempt the one sin that the least of us do. We ALL have an individual responsibility and accountability to the Lord and NO, God is not the only one that can judge us.
The best that we can do for Carn and LeAndria is tell BOTH that they are wrong, and God is not pleased with their sins. To tell folk to be silent about one of their sins, is to accept the sins of both...In fact, if one of their sins are more palatable than the other, there can be nothing to complain about or talk about and all things are on the same level and the greatest wrong that either of them do is right.
That is NOT the case. These weak and false leaders will be held equally responsible for the damage they do and have done to the kingdom. Both Carn and LeAndria lie on God and confuse people that follow them. This is blasphemous and among the highest offences to God.
The problem is not their sin, the problem is their refusal to come out of their sins and to rationalize it away and even blame their condition on God which is something that both Carn and LeAndria continue to do. In fact, if one were to listen to both Carn and LeAndria, you will hear them blame God for their condition. Carn was "too young" and "gave everything up", whereas LeAndria had a "rough life". Therefore both of them use their history as an excuse for their condition. Their struggle is not with men or mankind, both of their struggles are with God. I believe both of them are boarderline non-believers!
So the video, though meant to stand for a cause is misdirected. None of us love what is going on, but we dare not candy-coat any of it, unless God calls us into account and HIS judgments are NEVER wrong!