From Rick Joyner's Site:Kansas City Prophet's Homosexuality ExposedPaul Cain has been used mightily by the Lord to touch many lives in our times. He is esteemed by many around the world as a major prophetic voice and as a spiritual father. It would be hard to estimate the number who have been healed, delivered, or saved through his ministry. We have especially benefited from his friendship and ministry in too many ways to count. It is therefore with great sorrow that we publish the following. In February 2004, we were made aware that Paul had become an alcoholic. In April 2004, we confronted Paul with evidence that he had recently been involved in homosexual activity. Paul admitted to these sinful practices and was placed under discipline, agreeing to a process of restoration which the three of us would oversee. However, Paul has resisted this process and has continued in his sin. Therefore, after having exhausted the first two steps of Matthew 18:15-17, we now have a responsibility to bring this before the church. Our sincere hope remains to see Paul restored. We are deeply committed to Galatians 6:1, which states, Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, lest you too be tempted. We do not believe that Paul has committed anything that places him beyond the grace of God. We are hopeful that there are those who are more spiritual and wiser than we have been who can help Paul through a process of restoration in which we failed. We also remain open and desirous of helping Paul with his restoration process in any way we can. If restored, we believe that Paul can once again have an extraordinary ministry and be a significant blessing to the body of Christ. We apologize to the body of Christ for our lack of discernment in promoting Paul's ministry while he had these significant strongholds in his life. We failed to see them until this year. It is also a mistake to assume that others who were close to Paul or worked with him shared these same problems. We also do not feel that this should in any way negate or reduce the great benefit that Paul's ministry has been to so many in the past. We hope that Paul can yet be restored and used again for the glory of God in the wonderful way that so many of us have been blessed to see in the past. With our deepest regrets and sincerity, Rick Joyner Jack Deere Mike BickleCOMMENTS From AwakeAndRise:When are we going to STOP looking to these types of men for our growth and START looking to Jesus, the Author and the Finihser of our Faith?
Well, self will do just about anything to stay alive. When our Lord Jesus Christ hang on the cross, he cried out "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?". That is a point where our old man has no access to God in order to take the kingdom by force. There is no possibility whatsoever to take the Holy by force with unholy hands and carnal mind. There is no way to manipulate or control God here. Jesus Christ, blessed be His name, bore it all Himself. Noone can boast of anything before the Living God hereafter. We are ALL sinners, end of story. Christ is The Beginning, not men. He is The Word, incarnated. Prophets have to place themselves inferior in rank to the supreme authority Jesus Christ. Now, consider Isaiah 53:10:"But the Lord was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief""-lit. He made Him sick" NASV!!This is beyond comprehension. The Father was pleased crushing his beloved Son, making Him sick, putting all sin, curses, sickness and so on upon Him as The Lamb. How can we exalt men when Christ has done this for us? Don't we realize that believing In Him is our only hope for eternity, believing that His offering was enough?What prophet extraordinaire can honestly make a difference to our faith? I don't take lightly on this matter. The gift is nothing without the Giver. Who does the Spirit tell us about? Christ! Let's have Christ in our midst, that is what the Spirit has in mind. The fall of Paul Cain is not the last fall we are going to see, but it hurts that we don't settle for Christ. What if He had not bore our sins? Where would we be without Him?Sincerely yours Daniel