Not withstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication: and she repented not. Behold, I will caste her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins and the hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. (Revelation 2:20-23 in a letter to the angel of the church in Thyatira by the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like unto fine brass)
Today at Tracking the Leopard Meroz, I am going to explore the root of the false theology expounded within the closed Facebook group called Prophecy, News and Updates Happening Now, which was founded by Linda L. Evans. I began to examine this group on August 21, 2016, but after warning them against making slanderous remarks and creating outright falsehoods against certain individuals, I was booted out on August 24, 2016.
MORNING NEWS ON LSD TV
One of the first posts which caught my eye on Sunday August 21st is shown below in a screen shot which discusses a vision or hallucination of Linda L. Evans as she was watching TV.
JUDAS ISCARIOT WAS A MID OR POST TRIB RAPTURE DEVIL?
The same day Linda L. Evans had also posted When Your Own Friend Doing It, You Love Them Anyway in order to restate her belief in a PreTrib Rapture, while at the same time reproving as false doctrine, commentary given the prior evening by a radio host who had discussed the Mid Tribulation position. That in itself, was not noteworthy, but going against her own established house rules of only using the King James Holy Bible, she displayed a photo showing an open modern bible translation quoting Psalm 41:9 as “Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which eat of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me”.
This scripture is a prophetic reference from the Old Testament pointing to Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus Christ. And at the end of her post she cited I Corinthians 5:11, which says “But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat”. She then adds, “If Your friend is a Christian, and they betray you, takes advantage of your goodness, or deceives you, love them anyway, but stand your ground. They know not what they do.”
EXEMPT FROM THE CROSS EXAMINATION OF THE SCRIPTURES
So what are the theological underpinnings of Linda L. Evans, who has claimed direct revelation from God? We are going to explore the world of this PreTrib Piranha who slanders those who cross her, and we shall allow Linda L. Evans to state her heretical views in her own words.
Job 26:2-4 poses six questions which are worthy of reflection by the Christian who desires to walk through life with a humble spirit. These questions are, How hast thou helped him that is without power? How savest thou the arm that hath no strength? How hast thou counseled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is? To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?
AUTHOR LINDA L. EVANS PUBLISHES A BOOK
Linda L. Evans has written a 320 pages book called, Will You Sparkle in the Light: An End-of-the Age Crash Course in the Supernatural and Spiritual Things of God, published by WestBowPress on June 20, 2011. In five years it has received only 15 reviews on Amazon.com giving it an overall 5 star rating. The one critical reviewer who gave this book 2 stars said, “This book may be useful for someone who has limited knowledge of end times”. Julie A. Kranz, wrote a long favorable review, saying, “Author Linda has been to heaven, has seen and had conversations with Jesus, and so many other things I didn’t know, or even think, we as Christians could actually experience in today’s time. The book was so fascinating to read and maybe, some day, I will be able to see these wonderful things too. She also tells of her many visions/dreams, her supernatural healing from cancer, and even her encounter with a fallen angel (alien) and how she was able to stop from being abducted by doing something that we all have the ability to do…”
Elsewhere, on her Facebook page on September 28, 2014, Linda Evans claims that she is Jewish from both sides of her family, and comments to another person that “There is sufficient evidence that I am from the lineage of King David”.
In regard to visions, Linda L. Evans has posted an article, Dreams and How to Understand Them, Whether They Are From God or Not, saying, “On the other hand which you will not hear much about is God’s angels do come in dreams too. But many times when these things happen we are in a night vision. The Holy Spirit, or an angel of God, or Jesus Himself have come to me in sleep and have taken me to other places and showed me great and mighty things that are, or are to come. I have even been shown things in the past and in each instance I was in that place with the one who takes me. In the dreams of the Lord you have a choice to go or not, and the one who comes to take you will never force you against your will”.
The opening statement on her Amazon.com book page meant to entice the potential buyer into buying her book reads, “One evening, while studying her Bible, the Holy Spirit took author Linda Evans in the Spirit to the edge of a vast field of wheat. It was night, yet a bright light shone on the field lighting every blade of golden bearded wheat. the wheat made a soft rustling sound as it swayed in the breeze. It looked like soft, golden, rolling waves of the sea. As Linda watched, her heart pounding, a fine mist resembling a black fog came rolling in and hovered about a foot over the top of the field. In the distance, sitting in the middle of the field, was a storage shack, aged and nearly falling down. Suddenly, out of the darkness of the left of heaven came a huge flash of light, accompanied by the terrifying sound of crackling lightening(sp) so loud it sounded like an electrical stage production backed up with the”. And with this cliff hanger stopping in mid sentence, we are forced to turn to Amazon’s Look Inside book feature in which we are given a sample of a few actual pages of the author’s book.
CLOCK PROPHECY 2010: THUS SAITH THE LORD?
In this sample of the book and also in a post written March 23, 2015, Linda L. Evans prints a copy of a “prophetic word to the Church given to Linda by the Holy Spirit on January 25, 2010. She refers to this as her “Clock Prophecy from 2010”. Screenshots from the Amazon.com “look inside book” are shown below:
The Clock Prophecy, in one long run-on paragraph certainly caused my mind to spin out of control at a dizzying speed, faster and faster; does anyone remember what the central point of this proclamation was? I seem to have lost all track of time for some reason. Where is a digital clock prophecy when you need one? OK, readers, you have exactly two minutes to locate the scriptures which support the “saith the LORD” claim.
GRIM REAPER MAKES A PERSONAL APPEARANCE
Here is a post on her vision of the Grim Reaper, which I found easier to grasp, from a Facebook entry on September 30, 2014.
THOSE WHO ARE SAVED BUT NOT SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT: THE BODY OF CHRIST SPLITS IN HALF DURING A PRETRIB RAPTURE?
On December 14, 2014 Linda L. Evans commented in a Facebook post, Why We Believe In Pretribulation Rapture. She begins, “There are some who I believe do love the Lord and are filled with the Spirit of truth, but have not come to full understanding of the truth. So, I can’t say all who think they believe in post or mid Tribulation rapture are not saved, but I can say they are believing a lie that will keep them from going in the pretrib rapture. This means that you may not be saved.”
Now that one paragraph is full of peculiar assumptions. The first assumption is that there are some believers who have not come to full understanding of the truth. I doubt that there are any believers in history who have obtained a full understanding of the truth. But it appears that Linda L. Evans may consider herself to be among this imaginary group of those with full understanding, as she is ready to declare that if you have not declared a belief in the PreTrib Rapture theory, you will not be taken up to meet the Lord should this rapture actually occur prior to the days of the Tribulation.
That means that young persons, those who have just begun to search the Scriptures, and others who have yet to become systematic theologians of the Bible, will be left behind, as Linda Evans seems to thing that when they came to a saving faith, the Holy Spirit was unable to seal them and bring them into the body of Christ. So while she says she can’t say that post or mid tribbers are not saved, she also says that they will miss a pretrib rapture and “this means that you may not be saved”. Ok, Jezebel, even though you believe in the PreTrib rapture, the Lord says that YOU are going into the great tribulation with your followers, according to the letter to the church of Thyatira.
In the next 2 paragraphs, Linda L. Evans argues, “If you are saved, and you think you are going to go through the Tribulation, then what are you saved from? You can’t just say sin, because the Tribulation is set aside for those in sin. You can take that to the bank. Many bible scholars know this, but we can’t seem to get through that block satan has put around the heart and mind of some fellow believers. I am hoping this will help.”
OOPS! THE GRACE OF GOD IS INEFFECTUAL DURING THE TRIBULATION IN BRINGING SINNERS TO A SAVING FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
Linda Evans continues, “If you are left behind to go through the tribulation you will find it difficult to stand firm on your faith to withstand the evil that will be initiated at the onset of the Tribulation. You will have difficulty for the power of the Holy Spirit will not be there to help. He will have been removed. You will be totally on your own and you will not be able to resist the mark of the beast unless you believe in Jesus so strong that there is no question in your mind of heaven and salvation. The age of Grace will be over.”
The Tribulation is set aside for those in sin? Ever since the fall of mankind, it is as the apostle Paul said in Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. Linda L. Evans claims that during the Tribulation, “the age of Grace will be over”. Since she claims to hold PreTrib views, which I am familiar with as a Baptist, I am surprised she does not explain some of the features of the Tribulation which make it a unique period in the timeframe of world history. It is a time of Jacob’s trouble, and the other major point involves the times of the Gentiles being fulfilled, with the trinity of Satan allowed to have world dominion.
The speculative event which is labeled the Pretribulation Rapture arose because of the effort to logically layout the prophetic and historical events described in the Bible. This layout has been well documented by the 1918 Clarence Larkin set of diagrams in The Greatest Book on Dispensational Truth in the World. Should the Church Universal be removed prior to the Tribulation period, the grace of God and the Holy Spirit will still be present in those extremely difficult times, as evidenced by the Tribulation saints which will be beheaded for their testimony and faith. The entire Bible discards the notion that one can enter into the presence of God on a works basis, which Linda Evans says will be the method of salvation, since it will not be by grace.
PROOF OF PRE TRIB RAPTURE CONFIRMED NOT BY SCRIPTURE, BUT BY VISIONS OF A PROPHETESS
In a very imaginative declaration, Linda L. Evans on January 7, 2016 posted on Facebook An Explosion is Coming, Proof of Pre Trib Rapture. Towards the end of this article, she says, ” I had been praying for God to show me something about the Rapture. It has been settled in my heart Pre trib Rapture from Paul’s teachings, but so many people having a difficult time believing it. When I saw this in vision as the Holy Spirit dictated I could barely keep my composure. But it didn’t hit home right away that it is proof of the Pre Trib Rapture until this morning. I was blown away.”
Screenshots of this post are as follows. I apologize that some words were cut too closely. I cannot go back and redo the screenshots, as I have been subsequently blocked from this Facebook group. Now, Linda L. Evans says that she learned her Pre-Trib views from the apostle Paul, with whom she compares herself, in claiming that she went to heaven, also. Below is a screen shot of this experience, and note her comment at the bottom to her Facebook friends to like her page. Yep, she is in the same class as the apostle to the Gentiles, who was persecuted and wrote much of the New Testament.
ASTRAL PROJECTION OR THE HOLY SPIRIT BLESSING GIVEN TO THE APOSTLE TO THE GENTILES, PAUL: HOW MANY ‘LIKES” DID PAUL GET ON HIS EPISTLES?
In another article dated May 19, 2015 by Linda L. Evans, which she entitled, Not Everyone Knows How To Get Into “The Secret Place of The Most High God” But You Better Learn, she begins, “Seems that if it is not on a youtube no one gets it. I have been giving the prophecy the Lord gave me in 2010 as long and as hard as I can give it. It is written in my book so it can’t be changed. The Holy Spirit took me in the spirit and I saw the church being separated from the apostate church by a CENTRI-PE-TAL force created by the evil in the world….”
What I found interesting was her paragraph about half way through this article which said, “We do not have to wait for the rapture to commune with the Father. We can go there now. When you pass the veil that was rent you automatically are transfigured into the spirit body you are. It is not your new body that you will receive when this corruption puts on incorruption (I Corinthians 15:52), but is a spirit body nonetheless. It is you, in your body but it is spirit when it passes through the veil that was rent. This is the secret place. This is the Holy of Holy’s. It is the bosom of the Father.”
In the previous paragraph she had declared that “through dedicated and intense prayer, worship and praise to the Almighty Father by way of Jesus Christ, YOU can move into the secret place and you cannot be seen by the enemy.” Since Evans is here in this article discussing Psalms 91 in the Old Testament, it is interesting that she has introduced the concept of praying by way of Jesus in addition to introducing the concept of astral projection as used in witchcraft which speaks of “going through the veil”. One has to wonder what the source of Linda L. Evans dreams and visions really is when she does not fear deviating from the Scriptures through the so-called authority of her own personal experiences.
PROPHESIED IN 2009 TO BECOME THE FOUNDER OF A FACEBOOK CLOSED GROUP : JEZEBELLIAN UNITY AT LAST!
In a post dated July 6, 2013 on Face Book, Linda L. Evans claimed that it was prophesied over her in 2009 that she would minister on the internet. Around September 7, 2014 she formed a closed Facebook Group called Prophecy, News and Updates Happening Now. The banner for this group displays what is probably the two witnesses during the Tribulation; however, the artist’s rendering could also be interpreted as that of two black robed sorcerers displaying their magical powers. Below this banner is a screenshot of the first part of the mission statement for this group.
BECAUSE GOD SAID SO, THAT’S WHY!
Linda Evans first statement is, “Started this group because God said so”. Now that is an interesting statement, given that she next claims that she is creating a safe haven. A safe haven on Facebook? But then she makes the intrinsically contradictory statement, “WE ARE AN, EQUIPPING THE SAINTS, PRE TRIB, AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION 1611 OR OLDER EDITION, BIBLE BELIEVING GROUP.” What is the contradiction in that statement, you ask? Well, she uses the phrase “equipping the saints” which is not found in the King James Bible. It is found in all of the modern apostate Bible translations, however. The King James uses the phrase “the perfecting of the saints” in Ephesians 4:12, which is the scriptural source for this phrase.
In the middle of the second paragraph, centered, are the words, WE ASK FOR JUSTICE LORD. In the paragraph following, this statement is backed up by 3 scriptures which are uncited. One of those, Luke 18:11 is truly a peculiar choice as it represents the prayer of the proud Pharisee who was contrasted with the humble Publican. Luke 18:11 says, The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
For those who are not familiar with this passage of Scripture, Jesus Christ in Luke 18:10 had stated, Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee in verse 12 had added that I fast twice in the week. I give tithes of all that I possess. Linda Evans has stated that we should even tithe our day, 2.4 hours, to prayer. Jesus then declares in Luke 18:13-14, And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for everyone that exalteth himself shall be abased: and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
In this same paragraph, it is again proclaimed in the modern Bible translation’s words, “Our desire is to Equip the Saints….”. Further, one of the five goals which includes having a “well balanced page filled with God’s Glory”, this has been met by posting videos of false teachers such as Perry Stone and Kathryn Kuhlman.
LINDA L. EVANS SURMISING THAT HER ADVERSARY MIGHT BE OF THE SERPENT SEED
Finally, I want to post a May 13, 2016 post written by Linda L. Evans called, THERE IS NOTHING NORMAL ABOUT THIS LIFE YOU LIVE AMONG SERPENTS (FALLEN ANGELS/ALIENS) AND SCORPIONS (ANCIENT DEMONS) AND ALL MANNER OF EVIL. Linda Evans believes in what is called the Serpent Seed theory, which briefly claims that Eve had sex with the serpent in the garden of Eden. If you are not familiar with this heresy, the Apprising Ministries blog which was written by the late Pastor/Teacher Ken Silva, reposted on July 23, 2012, the excellent article researched and written by Gaylene Goodroad over at the Herescope blog. If you are not acquainted with either of these discernment blogs, it is well worth your time to explore both.
Linda Evans in the following post has made so many questionable statements, that I recommend that you read the Herescope article first, in order to pick out all of the extremely strange assertions made by the author on behalf of the serpent seed theory.
PROPHESYING AS A TRIVIAL PURSUIT