I agree with ccchhhrrriiisss. though I must admit I have never met him personally, though I have had daily contact with a couple of his devotee's several years ago. I have watched 10-15 videos of him, and I observed a great deal of self promotion, and an experiential rather than a word based minister. He seemed almost angry, and above the "non committed" Americans, and often bragged of his physical prowess and toughness, and how Americans cannot endure the real conditions for true Apostolic ministry in the wild. It seemed he enjoyed seeing soft Americans stumble , and maybe broken in the harsh Indian areas of Mexico, and was very proud of his Apostolic toughness. It showed.
Much of every session was devoted to this type of thing. He came off arrogant to me, and obsessed with a macho aire.....skin head, pony tail, boots, etc,, that reminded me of standard east L.A. uniform for the MAN.
That seems petty, I know, but mixed in with almost no Word from the Bible, no real Holy Spirit Power, and a constant flow of testimony of the miraculous to validate the left-overs, I too was turned off. He also didn't really show any compassion as to your ability to receive these testimonies, but set them up as a wall to validate everything else he bragged on." I'm an Apostle, see, I just told you why, and I don't need you or anyone else to receive me, because , isn't it evident God does?",, kind of attitude.
I think I can see humility, and we all fail, I know, but I don't think it is one of Hogan's strong points.He claims his ministry is responsible for SCORES of resurrections from the dead, hundreds and hundreds of deliverance's and miracle healings.
Paul, the greatest of Apostles, preached nothing but CHRIST, AND HIM CRUCIFIED. To me, the uplifting of the man Christ Jesus is the acid test in the testimony and life of any preacher, minister, brother or sister, and Jesus admonished us that we will know them by their fruit. KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUIT. ...Love cannot be hidden. Peace, from the Prince of Peace , cannot be hidden. Joy, compassion, meekness, temperance; all of these are obvious. Beware of any one that wants to gain your affections or acceptance on any other terms.
Remember Jesus' words at the Judgement to those who came bearing their deeds to Him; "Did not we do many mighty works, Lord, did not we heal many?"..."Jesus answers;I never knew you, you who work lawlessness." That is apart from knowing Him, where if we do know Him, it is impossible NOT to bear fruit.
I am not Hogan's judge, thank God, but I am responsible to judge fruit and doctrine, that will protect me from deception, as is every Christian. I hope that many will know Jesus as Lord through that ministry, but if it is a one man show, it shouldn't be. I must be responsible, out of Love, for myself, and those entrusted to me, and those I ought to influence for the good of Christ. I would counsel my own son to avoid him. Also, the two devotees I spoke of; I do not believe they are saved, and do not consider them brothers. They are lost cult members at the last contact I've had.
This could be the most negative post I've given to date to some, but I was asked my opinion, so take it for what it's worth; my opinion. It would be interesting to hear from the couple who were there for a season, and others who had left, or ministered there. I would like for my opinion to be proven dead wrong, for I will rejoice in any authentic Apostolic ministry today, for God knows, how we need the true Apostles, dripping with power and life for us in the FAMINE...........BUT......I know that when they appear, they will not be filled with themselves or their conquests, but with the lowly yoke of the Lamb, and His glory and Conquests. Brother Tom