marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that called
you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which
is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and
would pervert the gospel of Christ."
In 1997, Dean
Cozzens of Open
Church Ministries published a prophecy titled The
Hebrew Movement, which revealed that God foreordained
four major moves for this century. These were: 1.The
Pentecostal Movement 2.The Faith-Healing Movement
3.The Charismatic Movement 4.The Hebrew Movement.
prophecy, the Hebrew or Messianic Movement is the final
stage of empowerment before the Church is "thrust into
His glory." Sadly, many Christians who have been
sufficiently processed by the first three movements are
being moved along the same conveyor belt of "new
revelations" which is now carrying them through a full
curriculum of "Hebrew Roots" teachings concocted
by unconverted Jews and those feigning support to the Jewish
Open Church Ministries
December 3, 1997
Godís goal for the
Body of Christ is to move closer toward Himself, so that
we might become one with Him. We need to become more like
Him, that we might be more prepared to be with Him. If we
are to be His people, we must assume His character, and
take on His identity. We are to be His people, living in
On Sunday morning, April
13, 1986, I heard the following prophecy:
At the beginning of the
twentieth century, when God looked down from heaven at the
church, what He saw looked like a giant 747 airliner, but
with no engines.
He then set out to
attach four giant engines of faith and power to the body
of the plane, so that the church would have the power to
come to Him where He is, up in the realms of glory.
Each of these four
engines represents one of the four major moves of Godís
Spirit ordained for this century: 1) The Pentecostal
Movement, 2) The Faith-Healing Movement, 3) The
Charismatic Movement, and 4) The Hebrew Movement. All four
are sovereignly ordained of God and coordinate and
interrelate in His mind. Each successive move builds upon
the last, but each has its own distinctives. None are
perfect, but they all have something from God to
contribute to His plan. The prophecy said that God was now
beginning to attach the fourth and final
"engine" --the Hebrew Movement.
Though many of the right
doctrines have been in place in the Body of Christ, from
all the past moves of Godís restoration through history,
much is still missing, which God wants to restore.
This fourth movement is
to be called "The Hebrew Movement." This
movement will to some degree encompass and influence the
entire body of Christ, adding depth, and leading us into
greater unity at last, not just with one another, but with
God and with His Word.
This fourth major move
of the Holy Spirit in this century will be every bit as
powerful as the previous three, and will bring this final
work of God to completion in a final, unified, four-fold
thrust of power and glory; it will take us all into the
heavenlies to be with Him where He is.
The three previous
engines of His power, which he has previously attached in
His divine order, until now He has been only gently
"revving" as if just testing them awaiting a
more opportune time. When the plane is more properly
aligned, down the centerline of His will, He can then give
full throttle to take us all to glory and thus display
Himself and His approval most fully among us.
What has come before may
one day look very minor in comparison to what will occur
on the earth when all four engines are finally given full
throttle by His wonderful hand of command. When this
happens, our great ship will quickly lumber down the
runway and off to glory. On that great day, once the
command to go is given, there will be no letting up until
we finally leave these bonds of carnal flesh. Then Godís
Awesome power will fill us all with the same awesome glory
which is His eternally wonderful presence. On that great
day, every gift of the Spirit will be operating in great
release, and the Lord will be revealed in all of His
fullness. We will then be like Him, full of His power and
glory, for we shall see Him as He truly is, unveiled for
all to see. Oh what wonder and majesty that will be!
But before the plane can
be given full throttle, it must first make a critical turn
in its thinking to line itself up with Godís holy
runway. The critical turn in thinking is the shift away
from the Greek corruptions of the past and back toward the
centerline of the God-ordained Hebrew runway, down which
Jesus Himself came and landed perfectly. Jesus Himself was
the airship, and the terminal where He had been loading
since His first coming has been the world into which He
The runway then was all
the revelation of God Himself had been preparing for
centuries before the coming of Christ. This revelation
then, through prophets of old, from Adam through Malachi,
was the runway. There it had been, for hundreds of years,
and through several generations, carefully laid down, by
God in preparation for the coming of His only Son to
planet earth. It had been readied by the Father, for Jesus
to land on, for as it says, "in the fullness of
time" God sent forth His Son. The runway then is all
the Old Testament, i.e. all of the Old Testament Hebrew
truth and revelation, and much of the Hebrew culture and
custom that came with it.
Since then, His great
body has been parked at the terminal of the world loading
with passengers to go at His prompting, back to glory. It
is even now nearly full, and is filling rapidly. It is
nearly ready to depart. When that great door finally
closes, and the plane pulls away, Jesus the pilot will rev
those engines to get us from the terminal to the
runwayís edge, where we will sit, with engines idling,
giving Him time to test the controls, and to make sure
that all is ready.
Then Jesus, smiling
Iím sure, when He is ready, and with the clearance from
God the Father in the control tower, will release the
brakes, and rev the engines once more. This time, all four
engines will surge to life and contribute their parts, all
in unison. This will move the ship out onto the runway
Then, before the plane
goes too far ahead, and at just the right time, Jesus will
turn the ship the 90 degrees that is needed to aim us
directly down the runway! Then we will be ready to go!
Then and only then will conditions be right for full
power. That point will be when our ship is directly in
line with all that God has laid down before us, in the
Hebrew Bible that we call the Old Testament.
The point is, that
before all four engines can safely be powered up to their
maximum to lift us up into Christís presence, we must
more perfectly align ourselves with the God of the Bible,
with Who God really is! Since God revealed Himself through
the Old Testament, which Jesus perfectly fleshed out for
us to see in visible form, thatís where weíll have to
look, and thatís what the Hebrew Movement is all about.
Where are we now? My
personal opinion is that in church history at this point,
weíve managed to get taxied back out to the runway. I
think that our plane has taxied about as far as it can on
the taxiway of Greek thinking. If we go much further,
weíll run off the other side of the runway into the
I believe that right
now, God is saying, "Turn and align your thinking
more perfectly down My revealed runway of Hebrew thought,
the thoughts I revealed through the Hebrew people, and
letís get ready to go to Glory!" We must meet God
on His terms, not ours.
Weíll leave on the
same runway Jesus landed on--Old Testament Hebrew
revelations and prophecies, and Hebrew ways of thinking
and living. Thatís who God revealed Himself to be, and
Who Jesus also showed Himself to be when He lived here on
this planet in the flesh.
Many errors were
incorporated into the early church in order to please and
accommodate the Greek culture, and to escape anti-Hebrew
persecutions from the Romans. these early corruptions are
what we mean by the Hebrew-to-Greek shift. The correction
of this past mistake is the turning of that great airliner
in what is called the Greek-to-Hebrew shift, or the Hebrew
Movement. It is what God now expects from us before He
more fully empowers us, and thrusts us into His glory.
Itís what we need to do to make Him more comfortable
about openly identified Himself with us in His full
approval of glory and power.
Perhaps this is what
Jesus was talking about in Matthew 5 when He said,
"Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the
Prophets: I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill [to
bring fuller expression and clarity]. For truly I say to
you, until heaven and earth pass away not the smallest
letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law, until all
is accomplished. Whoever keeps and teaches them, he shall
be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to
you, that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the
scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter the kingdom of
heaven." Matt. 5:17-20.
Itís almost as if
Jesus were predicting, though certainly not approving what
eventually did happen in the church when it left its
Hebrew roots. He may have even been predicting the very
Hebrew movement which will now wrap up the church age.
This verse says that unless we connect the move of the
Spirit which Jesus brought, with the Hebrew which He
Himself was walking in, then we as the church, and as
individuals will not be ready for lift-off into the
kingdom of heaven. We have to align with Him.
The church has now come
full circle. All that has gone before, from the
Reformation until this very minute, has been Godís
cautious and persistent work to get us back to the fuller
understanding of Who Jesus was. It is now time for the
fuller revelation of Who God and Jesus really are. He is
saying "I want you connected to the Old Testament
root, but in fulness and the power of the Holy Spirit, so
that you can keep the Law as I kept it, in the same Spirit
in which it was given, in redemptive love and power."
We must move back to the centerline of Godís truth, but
with the power of the Holy Spirit.
Dean Cozzens (signature)
A course entitled
"How to be Jewish in 5 Easy Days" reveals Open
Church Ministry's disrespect for the Biblical patriarchs
("that bunch") and for the finished work of Christ
which broke down the wall of separation between Jew and
Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
As with others like Rick Joyner and Rabbi Cohen and
many HR websites, the president of OCM declared that Jewish
believers had an "inside track with God" which
Gentile believers did not.
Open Church Ministries
1624 South 21st Street.
Colo. Spgs., CO 80904
November 11, 1997
by Jim Rutz
VI. How to Be Jewish in
5 Easy Days (p.p.7,8).
If you've always wanted
to be Jewish, but didn't know how to go about it, here's
good news. Without eating bagels or keeping kosher or
having a Yiddish mama, you can gain most of the benefits
of being a descendant of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob ... you
know, that bunch.
The immense richness of
Hebrew life that had developed for 2,000 years was a
terrific legacy for the early Jewish Christians. Their
understanding of God, family Torah, and holy living gave
them big advantages over the early Greek believers
"in every way" (Romans 3:2).
Today, that heritage
that once gave Jewish believers an "inside
track" with God is a subject of great interest among
thinking Christians. We're starting to pounce on teachers
who can clearly show us "how it used to be" in
the early, open Hebrew-Christian community. Accordingly,
OCM is holding an "Hebraic Short Course" at
Pinecrest Lodge in the mountains west of Colorado Springs
January 6-11, 1998.
In a sense,
we would concede that the Four Movements are indeed linked
to one another and that God has allowed them. However, the
Four Movements are not as Dean Cozzens has declared, but are
rather four stages involved in deception which was set to lure people
into occult thinking. The one link that each has to the
other is the desire for signs, wonders and manifestations.
Many have not understood that when we accept Jesus Christ as
Lord and Saviour we are immediately indwelt with the Holy
Spirit. Instead of learning with that indwelling we receive
the gifts God has ordained for each to have in their role of
serving Him, those involved in the movements desire instead
to receive another "filling", another spirit
experience, a visible manifestation so that they can
"physically feel" that manifestation. It is that
lure that has led many to enter first one and then the next
move, believing in the end that they have become more
spiritual by becoming part of Hebrew Roots.
Thessalonians 2:3, 9-11
no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not
come, except there come a falling away first, and that
man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;...Even
him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all
power and signs and lying wonders, And with all
deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of the truth, that
they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send
them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
That they all might be damned who believed not the
truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their
As will be
discussed in further articles, those things desired and movements
are not "of God" and can be proven so Biblically
and factually. As will be seen, Dean Cozzens is not the only
one to embrace the deceptive idea that
Pentecostal/Faith-Healing/Charismatic and Hebrew Roots
Movements have been sent to save many.
The connections to
the various Messianic groups will be discussed as well as
After almost Two years of research, compiled into many
articles, a concluding article was done regarding Dean Cozzens
Conclusions About The Four
Waves & Tongues
It should be noted that many involved in the
Messianic/Hebrew Roots movement are not of Jewish descent,
but are rather "Gentiles," although many taking
leadership roles are claiming Jewish descent. People like
Rick Joyner are also advocating this same teaching,
presenting an elitist and unBiblical view of what belonging
to Jesus Christ is about.
we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach
any other gospel unto you than that ye have received,
let him be accursed."
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Prophecies of Rick Joyner & Rabbi Cohen at Messiah'99
II : The Bible and the Talmud
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