Lisa Bevere is a Christian author and speaker who, together with her husband John Bevere, runs the Colorado-based ministry, Messenger International.
This article takes a critical look at one of Lisa's books entitled, Lioness Arising: Wake Up and Change Your World, to see if there may be a hidden - and even dangerous - message within.
RADICAL CHANGE - This article is about not only Lisa and John Bevere’s 'empowerment' message to radically ‘change the world’ but also that of many other ‘Christian’ leaders in the church at large.
Focusing on the interfaith intent behind Lioness Arising, however, serves as a cautionary example of what is happening throughout the church today, and across all denominations.
UNTAMED? - An alternate tagline for Lisa Bevere’s book has been: Awaken the Power of the Untamed Life. This directive should be quite troubling for any discerning Christian, though
In Lioness Arising, Bevere writes: "God did not save you to tame you." (p. 53) However, as Christians, we are meant to do just the exact opposite of leading an 'Untamed Life'.
TAMED! - We are meant to tame our tongues (James 3:8); to live 'circumspectly' and to be sober, humble, wise and prudent; to walk uprightly and to have the fruit of Self-Control.
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." (1 Peter 5:8)
A LIONESS 'ARISING' IS HUNTING! - The way a Lioness hunts is to silently close in on its prey: this being the herd, ...or the 'flock' in this case.
After stealthily drawing near, it RISES UP out of the tall grass to close in for the kill - Yikes!
FALSE TEACHING - Many false teachers such as Lisa Bevere, and her husband John, have likewise stealthily "crept in unawares" to the church and to the flock:
"For there are certain men crept in unawares, ungodly men, ...denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ." (Jude 1:4)
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