|The latest charismatic craze heralding the
long-awaited "Latter Rain" has fallen in Idaho – and I really mean
fallen. How can the ‘holy laughter’-shaking-drunkenness craze be
outdone? How about with the gemstone-‘weight-loss’-‘hair growth’
revival? We’re talking major signs and wonders here! That’s right –
gemstones are falling from the sky in Coeur d'Alene. We can call
this the "Chicken-Little Latter Rain Revival." It’s raining cheap
All kidding aside, latter rain ‘prophets’ have been gearing up
for the latest phase for quite some time. One of the "ministries"
proclaiming that the "revival" has begun is "The Gateway: An
Apostolic Resource Center" in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. (Their church
will be sponsoring new age
Drum Circles every Friday night this summer during July and
August.) Here’s a run-down from the pages of their own website
of the words from ‘prophets’ they point to as a confirmation of what
they are now seeing:
- "Billye Brim associates the latter rain outpouring with both
the Azusa Street revival (which began on April 14, 1906) and the
Latter Rain revival (which began on February 12, 1948.)" [Source]
- "A Word from God came in the early 1980's to Mike Bickle,
Overseer of The International House of Prayer in Kansas City,
saying, "I am going to change the understanding and expression of
Christianity in one generation." [Source]
- Bob Jones and Paul Keith Davis' Shepherd's Rod prophecy of
1998 stated there was a spiritual rain coming. Bob saw the Lord
working on a large orange pickup truck from the 1950's that was
disabled and unable to function since the Latter Rain revival.
Though men had attempted to repair this vehicle, they were unable
to do so. The Lord indicated that only He was able to jump-start
this truck and put it on the road again. The vehicle had broken
down because of unbelief and fanaticism. The Lord wants to repair
this vehicle and reinstitute the heavenly purposes that were begun
in the 50's and "pick up" where they left off." [Source]
- "This coming rain from heaven will wash the minds of the
saints. Now is the time to receive a good brain-washing…Get ready
to see angels and the host of heaven on assignment… heavenly
beings will begin to manifest in our meetings...Many true
ministers will have angels that will be assigned to travel by
their side." (Bobby
Conner, February 2003)
The Gateway ministry’s overseers are Mike and Kari Browning.
their bio they
started a regional training center in 1998 which has brought
many different streams in the Body of Christ together. Over the
years, they have helped facilitate many conferences and leadership
summits. Their passion is to see the Church come into unity,
maturity and fullness. Kari is a prophetic teacher and conference
speaker. She has ministered nationally and internationally."
Kari appeared recently on a TV program called, "Extreme Prophetic
TV," hosted by Patricia King, a "prophetess" who is frequently
featured in Charisma Magazine. The series of programs was
"Gemstones from Heaven" in which Kari was interviewed by Ms.
King and they showed a clip of a member of Gateway Christian
Fellowship who testified of seeing a female angel dropping gemstones
on his front lawn.
Ms. King introduced the clip saying that she knows Kari Browning
and trusts her and that Browning attested to the trustworthiness of
the couple in her church who testified of the miraculous events.
They showed the clip of the couple, Terry and Gerri, who showed the
camera crew around their house describing how they first found
gemstones in their lawn. They didn’t know where they were coming
from until the seventh stone was dropped. Terry saw a female
blond-haired angel drop it and then she smiled at him, he said,
"with a smile that said, ‘I got you.’"
While the cameras were running, Terry began to get excited and
said that another just fell. He ran excitedly over to where he
picked one up from the grass. It looked like a large cheap purple
rhinestone. It was a cut stone, not as a stone would be found in
nature. Kari pointed out the gold dust she saw manifest in Terry’s
hair after he picked up the stone. He laughed about it and said,
"you know how much (glory dust) I’ve washed down the drain?" It
looked like cheap glitter. He said that the glory dust gets in his
food when God is being spoken of.
Back in studio Kari told of an outbreak of gemstones falling from
heaven in other ministries, along with holy ghost feathers flying
around, women shedding pounds instantly and "miraculously,"
miraculous hair growth, and money mysteriously showing up in
people’s wallets and even in their bank accounts. Manna has
manifested in their meetings and she added "we were believing for
that particular manifestation.’
Other Appearances of the Angelette
In a subsequent program in the series, Ms. King introduces her
audience to a friend of Kari’s Jeff Jansen who was inspired by Terry
and Gerri’s testimony and received a visitation from the same female
angel, but this was in a dream. He received the name of the
angelette: Emma. Supposedly this angel keeps showing up at various
"prophetic" conferences. Kari said that Bob Jones (former Kansas
City prophet who was scandalized for using his 'prophetic office' to
get women to disrobe) spoke of a female angel named Emma years ago
and a pastor by the name of Randy Demain in Redmond Oregon
prophesied that Emma would show up in their meetings.
Ms. King said that people have objected that a female angel is
showing up since all angels in the Bible are seen as male. They
credited Demain with the answer who pointed to Zachariah 5:9 that
speaks of two women with wind in their wings. King wasn’t concerned
that people point out those were evil spirits since she surmised
that they used to be good ones before the fall. She noted that
wisdom in the book of Proverbs is personified as female so it must
mean there are female angels. They also testified that "prophet"
Todd Bently has seen Emma as well and she brings financial
breakthroughs and the gold.
In Kari Browning’s article on her webpage called
"The Appointed Time Has Come," she recalls "an unusual
outpouring in Coeur d’Alene Idaho last May on Mother’s Day weekend
in which they "witnessed many healings, some received gold crowns or
fillings in their teeth, several experienced instant weight loss,
one man had hair grow on his head, a few were covered in gold dust,
and some saw angels with their open eyes! It was amazing and
glorious." One of the conference speakers was David Herzog, founder
of The Glory Zone,
who spoke of this outpouring on the May 7, 2007 broadcast of
"It’s Supernatural," a program hosted by Sid Roth.
Herzog testified of these golden showers and gave the credit to
Ruth Heflin. Herzog said, "she was a woman of God, a prophetess,
moved in the glory so strong and watching her life and being around
her that’s where we picked up this really different revelation of
the glory where you don’t always have to touch people, but the glory
just comes down."
What he didn’t point out is that the late Ruth Heflin is the
"prophetess" who brought Sylvania to the church, the lady who would
get gold dust all over herself at meetings. (See this link for
background info.) That
was later proven to be a fraud when another ministry had the gold
dust examined and it was shown to be nothing but poster glitter.
Just before she died Heflin prophesied that Jesus
would show up
physically soon at Benny Hinn’s meetings. Hinn touted that on
TBN, but Jesus didn’t show up, but Heflin was remanded to her
Here’s a partial transcript of the interview: [Click here to see
Sid Roth -- Is it
true that jewels, gem stones, precious diamonds materialize at your
David Herzog –
We’re seeing some – everything in heaven can come to the earth…when
the glory is present.
Sid – Show me one.
You brought one for us.
[David takes one
out of his pocket – a cheap looking big rhinestone.]
David -- My
daughter actually prayed and found this one. She was asking God one
night for a gift from heaven and this appeared. It’s a purple
gemstone and her favorite color’s purple. My little daughter –
Sid: It’s not just
a gem, it’s cut. It looks perfect.
David – Yeah, it
Sid: It came that
David: It came just
Sid: How did it
happen? Where was it?
David: Well, here
in Phoenix in a meeting. And my daughter that night was asking God
for a miracle. She had seen some signs and wonders. She’s only
seven. And she said, ‘God, I know you can give me a miracle or
something from heaven.’ And she kept asking and looking and asked
people to pray. She was very sad at the end of the meeting, and even
began crying. She said I know God was saying he’s going to give me
something special tonight. And at the end of the meeting, right as
we were beginning to walk out she looked down and there was this
purple gemstone right on the floor…
Sid: What about
David: Yeah, we’ve
seen diamonds too…
How sad that this man would direct his 7-year-old daughter to
seek after cheap parlor tricks from God. These so-called signs and
wonders are custom-made for those who believe in the false
prosperity gospel. They feed into the quest for worldly things like
money and jewels and they affirm the vanity of women wanting better
figures and the ego of men ashamed of their bald heads.
And Emma – a female angel who seems to delight in seeing people
scurrying around the lawn digging up cheap rhinestones. [Those with
the stones say they can't have them analyzed by metallurgies because
they would have to break the stones to analyze them.] If she
really is a spiritual entity and not a figment of wild imaginations,
then she’s a demonic hallucination who delights in leading people
away from the Word of God and into chasing after imitation gold and
The only stone the Bible talks about that will be dropped to
earth is seen in the book of Revelation:
"The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star,
blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and
on the springs of water-- the name of the star is Wormwood. A third
of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters
that had become bitter." (Revelation 8: 10-11).
Wormwood is kept for the evil generation that follows after signs
and wonders and thereby are duped by the antichrist who gives them
plenty of them. Perhaps Emma is just a preview of things to come.