Joel 2:28 says “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.”
So is a Jacksonville based preacher fulfilling the scripture or manipulating the obvious?
Nineteen year old (by some accounts) Prophet Brian Carn has been both controversial and celebrated in most of the black pentecostal church circles where, since 2006, he’s been a rising circuit preacher. Controversial because his “origins” seem somewhat obscured and celebrated because his meetings draw large crowds…and large offerings.
On sexual issues, we haven’t had occasion to write on him although there has been plenty of debate on the internet regarding whether he was truly a prophet sent from God or just another manipulative church hustler. Carn has spoken about homosexuality before, but only to the extent of calling it a sin.
Lest some accuse of speaking negative of the “prophet”, please be aware that every prophet who claims to speak for God must be tried. The test of a true prophet does not lie in the working of miracles, the intensity of their voice or the number of people they attract. Revelation aside, it lies in the content of their words, whether they are founded in scripture or not. 1 John 4:1 forms the basis of our examination. Until proven otherwise, let us assume Prophet Brian Carn is a true prophet.
I do have a problem with his statement at 2:24-2:45.
In this four and a half minute video clip released by Carn’s new youtube channel TrueProphetic, he recounts how God showed him a vision with a well known preacher who was smoking and holding company (at home) with two “homosexual guys”. Later, Carn says he witnessed the man preaching and people being “delivered”. The problem with all of this is that Carn says God had told him that the man’s “anointing” had been removed, thus what was passing as the presence of God, was in reality just gifting.
The obvious question has first to do with Carn, the second not so obvious question has to do with the message he’s presenting. Is it true? Truth? Biblically sound? Does God have to show you (a prophet) a “vision” in order to know that we are knee-deep in an apostate age with sexual immorality cresting among leadership? Or was that to reinforce to the people his “prophetic anointing”?
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