Verna Linzey at Women's Aglow

Verna Linzey Preaches on the Holy Spirit at Women’s Aglow, International

Verna Linzey Preaches on the Holy Spirit at Women’s Aglow, International

 

Contact: Jeff Stinson, (760) 855-3905

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ORANGE COUNTY, California. May 17, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Evangelist Verna Linzey celebrated her 94th birthday speaking at Women’s Aglow, International on the baptism with the Holy Spirit in Cerritos, California on May 13, 2013. Results—one took man received the baptism with the Holy Spirit as confirmed by speaking in tongues.

The event was at Hometown Buffet in Cerritos where Verna was chosen as the keynote speaker this month. After criss-crossing America, including a diversion to Haiti where Verna spoke to a crowd for three days estimated to have numbered at 20,000 Hatians, Women’s Aglow, International, honoured her and the Lord by requesting her ministry with them. The emcee was Jeanette Bouch who is the acting president of the chapter. She honoured Verna with the birthday celebration along with the flowers and card. Glenda introduced Verna, and took a moment to interview her before the crowd. She noted how Verna took time to speak to the Women’s Aglow in the midst of her crusades. Verna’s son, Evangelist Jim Linzey who is Dr. Linzey’s son and road manager, stated, “Amidst the travels, this is really a delightful addition to the itinerary.”

Verna Linzey has ministered for years on Spirit Baptism and the laying on of hands. Many have received the experience as a result. At Women’s Aglow, International, Verna’s primary role was simply to sing and to speak, with no time left over to minister. But afterward, a visiting gentleman went into his private prayer closet to pray and followed Verna’s advice. The man opened his mouth by faith in prayer, and as God gave him “utterance,” meaning his language, by faith he gave voice to it and spoke in tongues for the first time in his life.

Verna Linzey is the author of the award-winning book The Baptism with the Holy Spirit, Spirit Baptism, and editor of Baptism in the Spirit, by her late husband Stanford E. Linzey, Jr. Verna is a highly sought-after speaker and writer of the hymn “Oh Blessed Jesus.”

She matriculated at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, audited the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary, and received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Kingsway University and Theological Seminary.

Verna Linzey can be followed on Facebook, Twitter and VernaLinzey.com.

Photo: Verna Linzey

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Christian Writers' Guild

Verna Linzey Best Non-Fiction of the Year Award from Christian Writers’ Guild

2006 Awards

2006 Awards Event
This year we had the most interesting crop of books I think I’ve ever seen submitted, ranging from subjects like pain and penguins, God, death, historical fiction, starting out as a writer, and parenting. One book talks about how God plants the seeds of greatness in our lives, another is an in-depth, well researched teaching on the baptism of the Holy Spirit, while another is a heart-wrenching story of abuse. One psychological mystery reminded me of watching The Sixth Sense while another about death notices felt a little like the Twilight Zone. Some were funny, even irreverent, some very encouraging, and some serious and hard to read for the difficult content.

After two months of intense reading, I honestly cannot remember a more spirited, discussion-filled board meeting. So often the choices have been clear-cut and need little discussion. This year, every book made us think and hash over the merits and flaws. We all had our personal favorites. In the end, we chose the books and articles and poems that we agreed are best written and handle their subjects most successfully, but every piece submitted gave us a lot to think about. Jennie Gillespie, President, SDCWG

  • Sherwood Eliot Wirt Writer of the Year Award: Rebecca Farnbach
  • Best Fiction book published in 2005: Dear Enemy by Jack Cavanaugh
  • Best Non-fiction book published in 2005: The Baptism of the Holy Spirit by Dr. Verna Linzey
  • Best Article published in 2005: Carrie Carter, M.D. for her monthly Health Matters column in MomSense Magazine.
  • Best Short Story published in 2005: Eleven Seconds by Dr. Randy Ingermanson
  • Finest poem written in 2005:: hold still, allow me by Daniel Graaff
  • Best Devotional published in 2005: Bag of Ice by Kelly Bell

    Honorable Mentions
  • Fiction Book: Death Watch by Jack Cavanaugh and Jerry Kuiper
  • Non-Fiction Book : Parenting 20-Something Kids by Martha Pope Gorris

Winners

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David Burton Manuel

Christian Author David Burton Manuel, Jr., Graduates to Eternal Reward

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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Christian Author David Burton Manuel, Jr., Graduates to Eternal Reward 

By Peter S. Andersen Special to ASSIST News Service

http://www.assistnews.net/Stories/2013/s13050015.htm

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TULSA, OK  (ANS) Sir David Manuel, (9/24/1936 – 4/25/2013), who co-authored with former Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall, The Light and the Glory, the story of America’s Christian heritage, passed away at his home on April 25, 2013.

David authored over twenty books, some of which were best-sellers, including From Sea to Shining Sea (also with the late Peter Marshall), Like a Mighty River, The Jesus Factor, the Faith Abby mystery series, Once upon a Prayer and The Last Great Awakening.

A graduate of Yale University, David’s writings have encouraged millions of believers worldwide for over thirty years. His writings on American history and the Bible have been standard tools for many Christian leaders and educators. He founded Awakening Books LLC in Tulsa, co-founded Logos Publishing and founded Rock Harbor Publishing.

He was a popular voice on Salem Radio in Boston and live streaming around the globe on the Resurrect America Radio Show. He appeared in historical documentaries on Trinity Broadcasting Network, LESEA television and Daystar Television Network.

Due to his literary achievements, David was knighted on the Queen Mary in the oldest European order of Constantine in 2009. He was ordained in 2012 in HIM Ministries at A Glorious Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

David served as a lieutenant in the Naval Air Force where he logged 2,600 hours of flight time on patrols during which he stopped a Russian war maneuver. After four years of service, he worked for a division of Doubleday for eight years, spending much of that time in Toronto. He later became the head of the book publishing division of Logos International. But one day in 1973 he decided to do his own writing. He spoke in conferences and was a summer instructor at Gordon-Conwell College at the Publishers/Writer’s Ockenga Institute.

David spent over thirty years in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, writing in his lighthouse office and often teaching writing workshops where he would encourage and prepare authors to pursue their dreams. His final residence was with his wife Dr. Shelli J. B. Manuel in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

David was a graduate of the Screen Writing academy of MOVIEGUIDE® in Hollywood where he worked on his last project about George Washington. His legacy honors God through the work he did and the life he lived. He is survived by his wife Shelli, daughter Blair M. Tingley, four granddaughters, his sister Comelia Anne M. Ford and his brother William S. Manuel, III.

His funeral will be held at Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 10:00 am with all military honors and he will be buried at the Arlington National Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held in his honor in Plymouth, Massachusetts, at the New Testament Church; and a memorial reception will be held in his honor in Washington, D.C., at the National Press Club on May 30, 2013.

The Moore Funeral Home is located at 21st Street and Memorial Street in Tulsa and may be found online at http://www.moorefuneral.com. Flowers are welcome or tax-deductible donations may be made to Harvest Projects International, Inc., or online at www.resurrectamerica.com. Shelli may be reached at shellijm@aol.com.

David’s work, videos and photos may be viewed here: Original composition of “Love Song”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RChAJDW8ntA David’s and Shelli’s wedding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUXor2tx4jk Documentary on Plymouth on TBN & DAYSTAR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxuGimQOTqY The memorial of David’s life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-micXzDsGnA&feature=youtube_gdata

Contact: Dr. Shelli Jones Manuel 7724 S. Evanston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74136 918-493-1004 508-364-6797 shellijm@aol.com www.harpsteame.com

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shepherdguardian.wordpress.com

The Shepherd Guardian Cult Exposed at WordPress

DevilOn April 25, 2013, doing the devil’s work, The Shepherd Guardian openly engaged in defamation of character of a 93 year old widow of Naval Officer/Chaplain Stanford E. Linzey, Jr., and mother of a retired Army Officer/Chaplain Jim Linzey by calling her a “False Prophet.” Point blank! No questions asked! It’s like walking up and just slugging her. The difference is that libel is worse.

The Shepherd Guardian never spoke to her in his life, never met her, never inquired regarding her beliefs or personal theology, never listened to one sermon she preached. Yet, somehow, The Shepherd Guardian feels qualified to start calling her names at WordPress. What I would like to know is how many souls has he won to the Lord? How many mission fields has he been on for the Lord? How many books has he written for the Lord? How many television programs has he filmed for the Lord and at great sacrifice? How many hymns has God given him? How many songs has he recorded for the Lord? How many music videos has he filmed? How much money has he given to reach the lost? Does The Shepherd Guardian have a ministry in the Philippines to destitute children names in his honor?

Rev. Linzey happily returned from her first crusade to Haiti where she preached the gospel and prayed for hurting, needy, brokenhearted people. That was her crime. For that, she merits the title “False Prophet” from The Shepherd Guardian. She never claimed to be a prophet or a prophetess, probably never even prophesied. She attends a Southern Baptist church. The theology of her sermons reflects that of her ordaining organization, the General Council of the Assemblies of God and she is in good standing with the Assemblies of God. Yet, The Shepherd Guardian calls this complete stranger to him a “False Prophet!” Go figure!

The title of the article The Shepherd Guardian twisted was “Verna Linzey Crusade — 20,000 Haitians Reached with Baptism in the Spirit Message.” When The Shepherd Guardian re-published this article from ChristianNewsWire.Com, he changed the title to this: “False Prophet Verna Linzey Crusade — 20,000 Haitians Reached with Baptism in the Spirit Message.” The Shepherd Guardian did nothing else to the article.

The only thing the article stated about Rev. Linzey was that she prayed for people. That’s it folks. Prayed! For this The Shepherd Guardian defamed her reputation by calling her a “False Prophet.” The article did not so much as share her perspective of the baptism in the Spirit, yet all Christians believe in the baptism in the Spirit with varying perspectives acceptable within major streams of Christendom. I will now post the article in its entirety as republished by www.shepherdguardian.wordpress.com with no explanation as to why he called the 93 year old widow a “False Prophet.”

Contact: Rev. David Newberry, Military Bible Association, 817-944-4081

CAP-HATIEN, Haiti, April 24, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — The Rev. Dr. Verna Linzey preached in the Verna Linzey Crusade in Cap-Hatien, Haiti April 19-21, 2013 to crowds of 20,000, as estimated by Rev. Eric Maksym who coordinated the event. Rev. Maksym is on the staff of Benny Hinn Ministries.

Photo: Verna Linzey Crusade — Haiti

Rev. Linzey was escorted by her son Dr. Jim Linzey, Southern Baptist Convention minister. Numerous demon-possessed were healed and delivered. In the United States one seldom, if ever, sees people writhing on the ground as demons manifest themselves, thrashing people around, as read about in the New Testament. An estimated 25-30 demon possessed were cured as Rev. Linzey’s Hatian ministry team prayed for them and rebuked the demons and cast them out in the name of Jesus. Jim Linzey filmed some of this to show in the states.

On several occasions Rev. Linzey conducted impartation services with the laying on of hands, praying for individual prayer requests and praying blessings over hundreds of Hatians on an individual basis.

Haiti is steeped in voodooism, primarily, and Catholicism, secondarily. The Hatians’ ancestors were brought to Haiti by the French during the slave trade, to breed in Haiti for the purpose of selling their offspring. When the African slaves revolted, they gained their independence and began to govern themselves on the island shared by the Domincan Republic. Most Hatians are destitute since there are no investors providing farm equipment and training for the Haitians to develop agriculture.

The reason why the Hatians are so steeped in voodoo is that during the horrendous slave trade, the Africans in Haiti turned to the only religion they knew — voodoo — for relief and help from the agonizing suffering. They knew not Christ and that there was no other name under heaven whereby they could be saved from their sins and their terrible plight.

The pastor sponsoring the Verna Linzey Crusade is in need of one million US dollars to build a roof over his large church in Cap-Hatien. The impoverished Hatians are exposed to the elements — sun, wind and rain during the services. Donations can be made to Military Bible Association, earmarked for this cause.

Verna Linzey can be followed on Face Book, Twitter and VernaLinzey.com. May our Lord and Savior bless you today.

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Rev. Linzey was very happy with her return to the United States and a successful time of ministry on the mission field, only to be met with words from a stranger named The Shepherd Guardian on the internet at a blog called WordPress calling her, basically, a liar when he called her a “False Prophet.” This is the first time she has been defamed on the internet; yet these hateful and untruthful words came from The Shepherd Guardian–a pastoral title conveying warmth, love and truth–but whose real personality is not that and whose words are hateful.

Jesus said in Matthew 18:15-17, “Now if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, then take with you one or two others, that by the testimony of two or three witnesses every word may be established. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.”

If Rev. Linzey had offended The Shepherd Guardian in any manner, though she never met him, it would be incumbent upon The Shepherd Guardian to behave as a pastor and obey Jesus by going to her to tell her what she did that offended him. But so often even believers, including some pastors, substitute the Bible with “Terms of Service” on blogs to get away with murder. Yet, in this case, The Shepherd Guardian even disobeyed that!

If “The Shepherd” does not know how to obey Matt Mullenweg’s terms of service, how can he be expected to obey the Bible? The very article quoted by The Shepherd Guardian proves him to be a fraud because nothing in it shows the lovely widow–a darling of a saint who cares for the Hatians–to have done anything warranting the title “False Prophet,” something you hear of in Revelation regarding the Anti-Christ’s side kick.

I love talking Scripture because it really puts things into proper perspective. Paul the Apostle stated, “Now I urge you, brothers, to closely watch those who cause divisions and offences, contrary to the teaching which you have learned, and avoid them. For such people do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own appetites, and through smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting” (Rom. 16:17-18).

One more I’ll share with you is the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to excommunicate those who cause division in the Body of Christ: ”But I have written to you not to keep company with any man who is called a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Do not even eat with such a person. For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But God judges those who are outside. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person” (I Cor. 5:11-13).

That “The Shepherd Guardian” would revile a 93 year old mother of an Army Officer and who is a saintly lady doing God’s will on the mission field is an extremely poor reflection on the testimony of “The Shepherd,” who has actually taken up the title belonging to the Good Shepherd Jesus Christ. We are calling for the removal of the defamatory comment and will gladly remove this article when that happens.

It is also sad that Oxford Bible is a brand new blog on WordPress aiming to share the ministry of Rev. Linzey, only to find another WordPress blog defaming the Assemblies of God minister.

Come, Lord Jesus! Rid Your Church of evil!

Jeff Stinson

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Matt Mullenweg, Remove The Shepherd Guardian

The Shepherd Guardian Cult’s Lies About Verna Linzey Disproven at WordPress

On April 25, 2013, The Shepherd Guardian openly engaged in defamation of character of a 93 year old widow of Naval Officer/Chaplain Stanford E. Linzey, Jr., and mother of a retired Army Officer/Chaplain Jim Linzey by calling her a “False Prophet.” Point blank! No questions asked! It’s like walking up and just slugging her. The difference is that libel is worse.

The Shepherd Guardian never spoke to her in his life, never met her, never inquired regarding her beliefs or personal theology, never listened to one sermon she preached. Yet, somehow, The Shepherd Guardian feels qualified to start calling her names. What I would like to know is how many souls has he won to the Lord? How many mission fields has he been on for the Lord? How many books has he written for the Lord? How many television programs has he filmed for the Lord and at great sacrifice? How many hymns has God given him? How many songs has he recorded for the Lord? How many music videos has he filmed? How much money has he given to reach the lost?

Rev. Linzey happily returned from her first crusade to Haiti where she preached the gospel. That was her crime. For that, she merits the title “False Prophet” from The Shepherd Guardian. She never claimed to be a prophet or a prophetess, probably never even prophesied. She attends a Southern Baptist church. The theology of her sermons reflects that of her ordaining organization, the General Council of the Assemblies of God and she is in good standing with the Assemblies of God. Yet, The Shepherd Guardian calls this complete stranger to him a “False Prophet!” Go figure!

The article The Shepherd Guardian twisted was entitled: “Verna Linzey Crusade — 20,000 Haitians Reached with Baptism in the Spirit Message.” When The Shepherd Guardian re-published this article from ChristianNewsWire.Com, he changed the title to this: “False Prophet Verna Linzey Crusade — 20,000 Haitians Reached with Baptism in the Spirit Message.”

The only thing the article stated about Rev. Linzey was that she prayed for people and had a message on the Baptism in the Spirit. For this The Shepherd Guardian defamed her reputation by calling her a “False Prophet.” The article did not so much as share her perspective of the baptism in the Spirit, yet all Christians believe in the baptism in the Spirit with varying perspectives. I will now post the article in its entirety as republished by www.shepherdguardian.wordpress.com with no added commentary or explanation as to why he called the 93 year old widow a “False Prophet.”

Contact: Rev. David Newberry, Military Bible Association, 817-944-4081

CAP-HATIEN, Haiti, April 24, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — The Rev. Dr. Verna Linzey preached in the Verna Linzey Crusade in Cap-Hatien, Haiti April 19-21, 2013 to crowds of 20,000, as estimated by Rev. Eric Maksym who coordinated the event. Rev. Maksym is on the staff of Benny Hinn Ministries.

Photo: Verna Linzey Crusade — Haiti

Rev. Linzey was escorted by her son Dr. Jim Linzey, Southern Baptist Convention minister. Numerous demon-possessed were healed and delivered. In the United States one seldom, if ever, sees people writhing on the ground as demons manifest themselves, thrashing people around, as read about in the New Testament. An estimated 25-30 demon possessed were cured as Rev. Linzey’s Hatian ministry team prayed for them and rebuked the demons and cast them out in the name of Jesus. Jim Linzey filmed some of this to show in the states.

On several occasions Rev. Linzey conducted impartation services with the laying on of hands, praying for individual prayer requests and praying blessings over hundreds of Hatians on an individual basis.

Haiti is steeped in voodooism, primarily, and Catholicism, secondarily. The Hatians’ ancestors were brought to Haiti by the French during the slave trade, to breed in Haiti for the purpose of selling their offspring. When the African slaves revolted, they gained their independence and began to govern themselves on the island shared by the Domincan Republic. Most Hatians are destitute since there are no investors providing farm equipment and training for the Haitians to develop agriculture.

The reason why the Hatians are so steeped in voodoo is that during the horrendous slave trade, the Africans in Haiti turned to the only religion they knew — voodoo — for relief and help from the agonizing suffering. They knew not Christ and that there was no other name under heaven whereby they could be saved from their sins and their terrible plight.

The pastor sponsoring the Verna Linzey Crusade is in need of one million US dollars to build a roof over his large church in Cap-Hatien. The impoverished Hatians are exposed to the elements — sun, wind and rain during the services. Donations can be made to Military Bible Association, earmarked for this cause.

Verna Linzey can be followed on Face Book, Twitter and VernaLinzey.com. May our Lord and Savior bless you today.

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Rev. Linzey was very happy with her return to the United States and a successful time of ministry on the mission field, only to be met with words from a stranger named The Shepherd Guardian on the internet at a blog called WordPress calling her, basically, a liar when he called her a “False Prophet.” This is the first time she has been defamed on the internet; yet these hateful and untruthful words came from The Shepherd Guardian–a pastoral title conveying warmth, love and truth–but whose real personality is not that and whose words are hateful.

Jesus said in Matthew 18:15-17, “Now if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, then take with you one or two others, that by the testimony of two or three witnesses every word may be established. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.”

If Rev. Linzey had offended The Shepherd Guardian in any manner, though she never met him, it would be incumbent upon The Shepherd Guardian to behave as a pastor and obey Jesus by going to her to tell her what she did that offended him. But so often even believers, including some pastors, substitute the Bible with “Terms of Service” on blogs to get away with murder. Yet, in this case, The Shepherd Guardian even disobeyed that!

If “The Shepherd” does not know how to obey Matt Mullenweg’s terms of service, how can he be expected to obey the Bible? The very article quoted by The Shepherd Guardian proves him to be a fraud because nothing in it shows the lovely widow–a darling of a saint who cares for the Hatians–to have done anything warranting the title “False Prophet,” something you hear of in Revelation regarding the Anti-Christ’s side kick.

I love talking Scripture because it really puts things into proper perspective. Paul the Apostle stated, “Now I urge you, brothers, to closely watch those who cause divisions and offences, contrary to the teaching which you have learned, and avoid them. For such people do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own appetites, and through smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting” (Rom. 16:17-18).

One more I’ll share with you is the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to excommunicate those who cause division in the Body of Christ: ”But I have written to you not to keep company with any man who is called a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Do not even eat with such a person. For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But God judges those who are outside. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person” (I Cor. 5:11-13).

That “The Shepherd Guardian” would revile a 93 year old mother of an Army Officer and who is a saintly lady doing God’s will on the mission field is an extremely poor reflection on the testimony of “The Shepherd,” who has actually taken up the title belonging to the Good Shepherd Jesus Christ. We are calling for the removal of the defamatory comment and will gladly remove this article when that happens.

It is also sad that Oxford Bible is a brand new blog on WordPress aiming to share the ministry of Rev. Linzey, only to find another WordPress blog defaming the Assemblies of God minister.

Come, Lord Jesus! Rid Your Church of evil!

Jeff Stinson

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Matt Mullenweg, Remove The Shepherd Guardian

The Shepherd Guardian Defames 93 Year Old Widow on WordPress.Com, Violates Hate Speech Rule

On April 25, 2013, The Shepherd Guardian openly engaged in defamation of character of a 93 year old widow of Naval Officer/Chaplain Stanford E. Linzey, Jr., and mother of a retired Army Officer/Chaplain Jim Linzey by calling her a “False Prophet.” Point blank! No questions asked! It’s like walking up and just slugging her. The difference is that libel is worse.

The Shepherd Guardian never spoke to her in his life, never met her, never inquired regarding her beliefs or personal theology, never listened to one sermon she preached. Yet, somehow, The Shepherd Guardian feels qualified to start calling her names. What I would like to know is how many souls has he won to the Lord? How many mission fields has he been on for the Lord? How many books has he written for the Lord? How many television programs has he filmed for the Lord and at great sacrifice? How many hymns has God given him? How many songs has he recorded for the Lord? How many music videos has he filmed? How much money has he given to reach the lost?

Rev. Linzey happily returned from her first crusade to Haiti where she preached the gospel. That was her crime. For that, she merits the title “False Prophet” from The Shepherd Guardian. She never claimed to be a prophet or a prophetess, probably never even prophesied. She attends a Southern Baptist church. The theology of her sermons reflects that of her ordaining organization, the General Council of the Assemblies of God and she is in good standing with the Assemblies of God. Yet, The Shepherd Guardian calls this complete stranger to him a “False Prophet!” Go figure!

The article The Shepherd Guardian twisted was entitled: “Verna Linzey Crusade — 20,000 Haitians Reached with Baptism in the Spirit Message.” When The Shepherd Guardian re-published this article from ChristianNewsWire.Com, he changed the title to this: “False Prophet Verna Linzey Crusade — 20,000 Haitians Reached with Baptism in the Spirit Message.”

The only thing the article stated about Rev. Linzey was that she prayed for people and had a message on the Baptism in the Spirit. For this The Shepherd Guardian defamed her reputation by calling her a “False Prophet.” The article did not so much as share her perspective of the baptism in the Spirit, yet all Christians believe in the baptism in the Spirit. I will now post the article in its entirety as republished by www.shepherdguardian.wordpress.com with no added commentary or explanation as to why he called the 93 year old widow a “False Prophet.”

Contact: Rev. David Newberry, Military Bible Association, 817-944-4081

CAP-HATIEN, Haiti, April 24, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — The Rev. Dr. Verna Linzey preached in the Verna Linzey Crusade in Cap-Hatien, Haiti April 19-21, 2013 to crowds of 20,000, as estimated by Rev. Eric Maksym who coordinated the event. Rev. Maksym is on the staff of Benny Hinn Ministries.

Photo: Verna Linzey Crusade — Haiti

Rev. Linzey was escorted by her son Dr. Jim Linzey, Southern Baptist Convention minister. Numerous demon-possessed were healed and delivered. In the United States one seldom, if ever, sees people writhing on the ground as demons manifest themselves, thrashing people around, as read about in the New Testament. An estimated 25-30 demon possessed were cured as Rev. Linzey’s Hatian ministry team prayed for them and rebuked the demons and cast them out in the name of Jesus. Jim Linzey filmed some of this to show in the states.

On several occasions Rev. Linzey conducted impartation services with the laying on of hands, praying for individual prayer requests and praying blessings over hundreds of Hatians on an individual basis.

Haiti is steeped in voodooism, primarily, and Catholicism, secondarily. The Hatians’ ancestors were brought to Haiti by the French during the slave trade, to breed in Haiti for the purpose of selling their offspring. When the African slaves revolted, they gained their independence and began to govern themselves on the island shared by the Domincan Republic. Most Hatians are destitute since there are no investors providing farm equipment and training for the Haitians to develop agriculture.

The reason why the Hatians are so steeped in voodoo is that during the horrendous slave trade, the Africans in Haiti turned to the only religion they knew — voodoo — for relief and help from the agonizing suffering. They knew not Christ and that there was no other name under heaven whereby they could be saved from their sins and their terrible plight.

The pastor sponsoring the Verna Linzey Crusade is in need of one million US dollars to build a roof over his large church in Cap-Hatien. The impoverished Hatians are exposed to the elements — sun, wind and rain during the services. Donations can be made to Military Bible Association, earmarked for this cause.

Verna Linzey can be followed on Face Book, Twitter and VernaLinzey.com. May our Lord and Savior bless you today.

End of Article _________________________________

Rev. Linzey was very happy with her return to the United States and a successful time of ministry on the mission field, only to be met with words from a stranger named The Shepherd Guardian on the internet at a blog called WordPress calling her, basically, a liar when he called her a “False Prophet.” This is the first time she has been defamed on the internet; yet these hateful and untruthful words came from The Shepherd Guardian–a pastoral title conveying warmth, love and truth–but whose real personality is not that and whose words are hateful.

Jesus said in Matthew 18:15-17, “Now if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, then take with you one or two others, that by the testimony of two or three witnesses every word may be established. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.”

If Rev. Linzey had offended The Shepherd Guardian in any manner, though she never met him, it would be incumbent upon The Shepherd Guardian to behave as a pastor and obey Jesus by going to her to tell her what she did that offended him. But so often even believers, including some pastors, substitute the Bible with “Terms of Service” on blogs to get away with murder. Yet, in this case, The Shepherd Guardian even disobeyed that!

If “The Shepherd” does not know how to obey Matt Mullenweg’s terms of service, how can he be expected to obey the Bible? The very article quoted by The Shepherd Guardian proves him to be a fraud because nothing in it shows the lovely widow–a darling of a saint who cares for the Hatians–to have done anything warranting the title “False Prophet,” something you hear of in Revelation regarding the Anti-Christ’s side kick.

I love talking Scripture because it really puts things into proper perspective. Paul the Apostle stated, “Now I urge you, brothers, to closely watch those who cause divisions and offences, contrary to the teaching which you have learned, and avoid them. For such people do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own appetites, and through smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting” (Rom. 16:17-18).

One more I’ll share with you is the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to excommunicate those who cause division in the Body of Christ: “But I have written to you not to keep company with any man who is called a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Do not even eat with such a person. For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But God judges those who are outside. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person” (I Cor. 5:11-13).

That “The Shepherd Guardian” would revile a 93 year old mother of an Army Officer and who is a saintly lady doing God’s will on the mission field is an extremely poor reflection on the testimony of “The Shepherd,” who has actually taken up the title belonging to the Good Shepherd Jesus Christ. We are calling for the removal of the defamatory comment and will gladly remove this article when that happens.

It is also sad that Oxford Bible is a brand new blog on WordPress aiming to share the ministry of Rev. Linzey, only to find another WordPress blog defaming the Assemblies of God minister.

Come, Lord Jesus! Rid Your Church of evil!

Jeff Stinson

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Verna Linzey Oh Blessed Jesus at Bethel Baptist Church of Escondido, California. Jim Linzey sings with her in this rendition in 2010. Verna wrote the hymn.