Morris Cerullo’s Mission To London
look at things according to the outward appearance? (2 Corinthians
glories, let him glory in the Lord. For not he who commends himself is
approved, but whom the Lord commends
(2 Corinthians 10:17-18).
This is the
Deception is rife
and ever more subtle.
These are the
days of Elijah.
Falsity is being
But will you
ministry is soon going to be cut back. He is NOT in God’s will, and is
ignorant of God’s end-time agenda.
Morris Cerullo’s boast is that he is fulfilling the role of the End-Time
Elijah. He astutely avoids saying it overtly, of course. It is subtle,
just as Satan was in the Garden to Eve. By founding the “Elijah
Institute”, and claiming to raise up thousands of Elishas, the inference
is deliberately unavoidable.
In the past he has
called himself “God’s prophet”, asserted his pre-eminence on the stage
of international evangelism, and gathered a coterie of sycophantic
ministers around him who are willing to embellish his standing in
exchange for a convenient ‘leg-up’ with their own ministries.
characteristically ugly. It tarnishes the reputations of many men of God
who started out well, with good intentions, and who have tried their
best. I’m sure there are many who will resent negatively critical
comments from me about Morris Cerullo because of all that Morris has
tried to do over the years. They will object: who do I think I am to
cast aspersions on such an accomplished evangelist?!
However, I offer no
apologies. I do not answer to men, but to God. And His bidding I must do
(Is 58:1; 1 Tim 5:20,21). The watchmen He places on the walls are there
to sound an alarm, not to make appeasing noises. The apostle Paul
Cut off opportunity
from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are
in the things of which they boast (2 Cor 11:12).
Morris Cerullo Is NOT
I have explained
previously in Masquerade In Ministry that Morris Cerullo is
failing to understand God’s mind and hear clearly from Him.
Over the years, God’s
voice has become more and more distant to him, as his self-elevation or
pride has got in the way. To compensate for this lack of vision and
direction, he has resorted to gimmicks and slogans to appeal to, and
impress, his faithful followers.
It seems he thinks he
always needs to be seen to be doing something new to impress his mailing
list. Perhaps he thinks it protects his ‘superiority’ and maintains his
standing in their eyes.
I don’t recall the
prophet Elijah trying to impress men. He made more enemies than friends
by what he did in championing the cause of unpopular truth.
In fact, the contrast
between the prophet Elijah in the OT and Morris Cerullo is most marked!
Here are a just few points of comparison for you to consider.
Remember what Jesus
Beware of false
prophets... you will know them by their fruits... (Matt
Morris Cerullo lives
an opulent lifestyle, has a large income, owns an expensive mansion
in the USA, a personal jet (which, it is claimed, is fitted out with
expensive gold-plate), etc., etc..
I seem to recall
several statements in the Bible that do not favourably reflect upon
those who are rich in this world. Please excuse my facetiousness and
deliberate understatement. If you are a novice, or need reminding,
please read Luke 1:53; James 5:1-3; Luke
6:24; Hebrews 11:26; Jeremiah 17:11; Matthew 6:19-21; 2 Corinthians 8:9;
and James 1:10,11. There are also other less than savoury biblical
comments about men who exalt themselves – and wealth can be one means of
You would be right to
question the credentials of an evangelist who has got rich by preaching
the gospel, or who stores up wealth for personal use. Jesus and the
Twelve never did that. They USED what wealth came to them for the
Gospel. Even though they had their own home, they were average
dwellings, not opulent mansions. And Jesus was prepared to go without in
this respect, which is why He said the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His
head (Luke 9:58).
Likewise, Elijah did
not enjoy a lavish lifestyle. For a while his home was a cave (1 Ki
2. Reliance /
Elijah did not rely upon wealth, popularity or influence,
as Morris Cerullo does. He relied upon God’s Spirit.
When Elijah was alone
by the brook Cherith, his only means of support was God. God arranged
for ravens to bring him food (1 Ki 17:5,6). When God wanted him to move
on, He arranged for a widow to take care of him. The provision again was
miraculous (1 Ki 17:8-16). It was not human support!
Elijah didn’t have an
entourage of people to buoy him up, support him and carry him along. He
only had the Spirit of the Living God. His popularity in human terms was
close to nil!
He stood alone against
450 false prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, with only God behind him.
His “Mission To Carmel” didn’t rely upon practiced choreography – the
well-oiled machinery of stage performance, polished choir singing, and
other human deckhands to give their approval of the man. There was
‘merely’ a blunt call to repentance or else, followed by supernatural
fire from God, and swift judgement that followed (1 Ki 18:20-40). Not
exactly your conventional ‘crusade’ format!
Elijah was a prophet.
That’s why he was rejected by the majority of the religious fraternity.
Morris Cerullo is an evangelist, not a prophet. If you want to
see a true prophet, look for one who does not have acclaim in the
eyes of the people, who brings unadulterated truth like Elijah did –
which is why he was so unpopular in his day (he was only hailed a hero
after he was taken) – who has little or no human support, who has
undeniable revelation from God, supernatural testimony, but unpopularity
Here’s a good test:
Tell all the fawning, boot-licking associate pastors with Morris Cerullo
of this Work of God conducted by Midnight Ministries. Tell them
of the truths Midnight Ministries promotes, of the things we have
written about Morris Cerullo in our various publications. Then see them
all reject MM – and possibly worse!
Then you will have an
idea of the scale of rejection that characterises a true prophet, not
the masquerading variety that Morris Cerullo presently represents!
3. Who brings pure truth?
Morris Cerullo doesn’t.
Unadulterated truth characterises the last Move of God in this
Elijah was raised up by
God to challenge the status quo amongst God’s people at that time. He
was appointed by God to RESTORE the true faith at that
time. ‘Elijah’ in this end-time is similarly engaged.
Cerullo doesn’t possess the faith once delivered to the saints. We
do. That is not an unwarranted ‘boast’. God told a Kenyan evangelist in
dreams that we are commissioned to restore all things (the pure truths
of God) to the Church. These revelations are recounted in Revelations
From God About Midnight Ministries. I am not ‘boasting’ beyond the
limits of my divine remit. Paul wrote:
We will not boast
beyond measure, but within the limits of the sphere which God
appointed us (2 Cor 10:13).
The sphere to which God
appointed Midnight Ministries is to restore the faith once delivered to
the saints. This is outlined in the booklet by the same title and
expanded in other publications such as Our Sabbath Rest; God’s Church
– Whose Authority?; The Festivals of God; and a number of other
4. Miraculous power.
The power of God has accompanied Morris Cerullo. I don’t deny that. I
have upheld his position in the body of Christ and given credit where
credit is due. (You can read the many supportive comments I made about
him in previous years in various publications such as the Mind of God
series, which are written to demolish the strongholds of pride and
prejudice that trap people in cults.)
But what of raising the
dead as Elijah did? – which was a sign from God of His divine
I have written in
WAKING The Dead of some of the names of people who have already died
– years ago – whom God has said He will bring back from the grave to
witness for Jesus on earth before the end closes in upon our
Morris Cerullo will not
be raising the long-dead, as we prophesy in that article, because he is
NOT appointed by God as an end-time prophet. Nor does he have the
commission of restoring ‘lost’ truths to the body of Christ. He simply
doesn’t possess them.
At least 50 people, who
have been dead for years, will be brought back. These feats will grab
headlines and create media interest.
When this comes to
pass – surely it will come – then they will know that a prophet has
been among them (Ezek 33:33).
5. Fruit of ministry
includes many aspects. This is not the place to detail that. How to
identify false ministers is given in outline in the booklet Apostasy
In God’s Church! and developed further in the more advanced book
Testing The Spirits. People are easily deceived.
What happened to
Morris’s boast of the nineties about reaching one billion souls before
the year 2000? What happened to his plan to create a Prayer Centre? As
if God needs him (and the people he employs in his ministry) to be a
go-between or mediator between sick people and God! People don’t need
mediators; they need proper teaching to give them a correct assurance in
God. And won’t his present vainglorious attempt at self-promotion
through his non-existent ‘Elijah Institute’ be another flop or failure?
He spouts much,
claiming it is coming from God, but the fruit or end result shows that
it was merely his own vanity deceiving him. God promises:
So shall My word be
that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but
it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing
for which I sent it (Is 55:11).
God foreknows all
things. He knew that Morris would run ahead, puffed up by vain notions
of pride in his own self-importance. God will accomplish what HE
pleases, not what man pleases. And top of God’s list of achievements
with humanity is humbling – the exact of opposite of what people want or
The loftiness of
man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought
low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. But the idols He
shall utterly abolish (Is 2:17,18).
Morris Cerullo is one
such idol to his followers. And his imagined position has become
Morris’s own greatest idol.
Elijah tore down the
established idolatry of his time. Morris Cerullo is busy consolidating
it, and the idolatrous churches where new believers end up!
6. Promises, promises, promises...
These are the ‘stuff’ of Morris Cerullo’s ministry. But where
is the substance now? It was there in the past, but is it still there
today? Much less.
God, in His mercy,
still gives some healings and deliverances to people who truly
seek Him from a pure heart, not realising the errors and failings of
Morris’s ministry, Morris Cerullo World Evangelism. But the power
is departing. MCWE is not the centre of God’s Work on earth. God’s
agenda centres upon the restoration of His ‘lost’ and forgotten truths –
which the majority of churches refuse to accept.
For rejecting the
prophet(s) whom God sends with His last days restoration, God will
reject them. That’s why the Tribulation looms on the horizon (Prov
1:20-32). But does Morris warn the people about that, or does he ply
them with nice-sounding promises? Does he tickle their ears with what
Take this invitation
letter to attend Mission To London [my comments in square
June 27th, 2007
Along with tens of
thousands of my partners worldwide, I am at the mid-way point of our
40 days of prayer and fasting... [Didn’t Jesus say that when you do
what you feel you should do before God, don’t sound a trumpet in the
street for all to take notice of? But do it in private before Him,
and He will reward your genuine motivation openly. Matt 6:1-8.
Didn’t Jesus imply that if you do such things like fasting in full
view of men, that you are not doing it with proper motive, but are
doing it to be seen of men? Matt 6:18.] ...and God has dramatically
spoken to me about what He wants to do for you at our 2007 Mission
To London and All European School of Ministry. [This is a mixture of
truth and falsity. Yes, God wants to pour out His power to heal, to
deliver, etc., but God did not say that He wants to do that
exclusively at those venues like Morris subtly implies. The aim of
Morris’s words is to get the gullible to attend, to pay the fees,
and to bolster Morris’s ministry. What if God would prefer to heal
the sick and deliver the oppressed in different situations, NOT at
Mission To London? Morris wouldn’t tell you about that, because his
agenda is to elevate and promote himself.]
God told me to tell
you... [this is mischievous, devious; it is deception; God didn’t
tell Morris that, but Morris wants you to believe that God spoke to
him like that; it bolsters his psychological control over you; it
gets you to elevate Morris in your eyes; it promotes and
consolidates Morris’s idolatrous position; but it is A LIE!]
demonstration of power and anointing you have ever witnessed – to
lift burdens, break bondages, set captives free, to heal, to answer
prayer, to anoint you for ministry – will be released at Earl’s
Court, July 30 - August 4th!”
[If it is the greatest demonstration of power you have ever
witnessed, that will be because you have not witnessed much of God’s
power before. There will be LESS power evident in 2007 MTL than in
previous years because Morris is glorifying himself as a main part
of his agenda, although he thinks he is God-centred. But a
deceived man doesn’t know he’s deceived.]
...I believe that
Mission To London is your God-ordained time for the greatest
spiritual breakthrough you have ever experienced in your life, your
family, your physical body, your finances, and in your ministry!
[That is more hype! God works with people individually, so for many
it will NOT be that time of release. There are always conditions
that people must fulfil to receive God’s release, and it takes time
for people to come to repentance, make the necessary changes in
their approach or attitude, for God to grant His grace. But Morris
ignores all that and treats God’s power mechanically, as if he can,
by ‘magic’ and fiat, solve all your problems and renew your life in
an instant. These are the promises of a charlatan, not a man of God!
When Morris repents of this terribly wrong approach, and learns more
about God and His mind, he can be restored and no longer be a
charlatan. I look forward to that day, which is coming, after the
dead are raised.]
[I won’t bore you
with more of his empty promises given in that letter, so I have
omitted quite a segment of it. But you need to realise that much of
what he says, and his promises, are manipulative, to get you to do
what he wants. Three main aspects of the devil’s working are:
manipulation, intimidation and domination. Not a
School of Ministry is your time to receive your DOUBLE PORTION
anointing! [Like Elijah passed on to Elisha in 2 Kings 2:9-10.
That’s a lie! Elijah’s promise to Elisha was unique. It did
not involve being imbued with twice as much of God’s Spirit in
Elisha. It was fulfilled when Elisha performed twice as many
miracles as Elijah. Morris Cerullo either doesn’t know that, or
doesn’t tell you. Instead, he misleads.]
...I am passing on
the mantle and legacy of training Elishas to reach Great Britain,
Europe and the world. [Oh yeah?! Another empty promise! Is he God?
Only GOD appoints Elijahs and Elishas.]
...I am ready to
release your double portion anointing. [What presumption! What
arrogance! What diabolical impudence! This is BLASPHEMY!!
He is ascribing to himself a prerogative which uniquely belongs to
God! Even a prophet wouldn’t say that! The implication in his words
– which is not so subtle now – is that you will not get this
promised portion of the Holy Spirit unless you attend Morris
Cerullo’s MTL! This is scandalous! He is promoting deception. He is
giving promises that he cannot keep. Just as he formerly got
discredited for dishonest fundraising tactics which were equally
mischievous and wrong, he is again using the same devious, wrong
approach to try to ‘buy’ himself an audience.]
Morris Cerullo is
misleading people for personal gain. Money and power are two major
corrupting influences. It seems he has been corrupted by both.
Tragically, Morris Cerullo falls under this description:
These men are
blemishes at your love feasts ...They are clouds without rain, blown
along by the wind... (Jude 12, NIV). [See also Jude 16.]
Morris claims the wind
that drives him is that of God’s Spirit, but the ‘fruits’ bear testimony
otherwise. It is a mixed wind.
I do not say these
things from any personal malice or wrong motive. My concern is for the
purity of God’s truths and God’s Church. God has warned in dreams about
Morris Cerullo’s waywardness. We published these previously in Dreams
From God About Morris Cerullo. That article is available from MM,
and is also on the web.
Our concern is for the
people of God who are being subtly led astray by a masquerade. Morris is
deceived about his position and his function. And he deceives others.
God has revealed this to us in dreams.
Exalted like a pope on
the pages of his promotional literature, he elevates himself while he
talks vainly about humbling: “as the Lord’s people humble themselves
before Him...” (MTL Newsletter Issue 2, p 1). Perhaps he only means that
others, apart from himself, need the humbling.
I wrote last year,
before MTL 2006, in Masquerade In Ministry, of his deceit and
what is wrong with his approach and outreach. I am not repeating that
here, so anyone who genuinely wants to know the truth should read that
short article also.
Morris abuses the power
of God, because it is given as a gift of God to draw people to Himself.
That is why God originally gave Morris this miraculous gifting, and God
does not usually rescind such gifts even when they are wrongly used.
Many will vehemently object that Morris Cerullo is not abusing
the power; people ARE brought to God.
I realise that many are
blinded by his rhetoric and papal influence, and more so by the very
fact of such power accompanying his ministry. It’s why many follow him.
Such people fail to see the idolatry, the hierarchic blasphemy, and
spiritual arrogance that is also there. They should read God’s Church
– Whose Authority? to understand what I mean and know the truth
about leadership of the Church.
Satan infiltrates the
Church very cleverly, and subtly, through leaders, by wrong conduct and
subtly erroneous concepts.
Morris uses God’s power
to elevate himself, not altruistically.
God’s power is NOT
uniquely available to him by any means! GREATER DEMONSTRATIONS of God’s
power are seen in far flung places where Morris Cerullo has no outreach.
You don’t need Morris Cerullo to receive a miracle from God. God’s
miraculous power is available according to God’s purpose in your life.
As you surrender your life to Him, and do His will, He provides what you
Much of the problem
with Morris Cerullo’s ministry centres around the fact that he has
become a second mediator – that you need him, or MTL, for your miracle,
deliverance, healing or whatever divine help you need. Jesus’ position
has been undermined, and also His unique relationship with you has been
compromised by this man placing himself between Jesus and you.
In this position, he is
not a prophet. He is an impostor. One day he will see his error and
repent of it, but it will take the destruction or end of MTL to achieve
it, because MTL is an idol to Morris and to many other masquerading,
pontificating little overlords. It has become an institution.
God said to me one day
– as I was writing to Derek Prince about a similar problem with his
ministry – “I am not found in the institutions of men.” When a man
becomes elevated and important, and what he has established glorifies
him, he has ‘lost it’. God is not pleased.
Jesus warned that
unless you become as little children, you will by no means enter the
Kingdom of God (Matt 18:3). That is very emphatic!
It’s all very well
talking about humbling. Reality is not in words, but in deeds. If
you proudly mention that you are fasting for 40 days, your pride may be
plain to see to others, even if it is not obvious to you. (It won’t be
total fasting because a 40-day fast could kill you, as it has done some
who tried it. It is NOT recommended! You can only go without water for a
few days. In fact, you should never suggest to others to total fast for
40 days. That is irresponsible! Jesus fasted that length of time because
it was God’s command to Him and He was the Son of God. You are part of
“the last degeneration”, and carry poisons in your system that Jesus did
not. You don’t get any more ‘pull’ with God the longer you fast. It’s
not a ritual to lever what you want out of God. Nor does fasting
automatically humble you. It makes some people very proud! What is
important is your attitude and how you live your life each day. Consider
yourself nothing, and live that way in sincerity and truth, and you will
see God come through for you, without a need for long fasts. Don’t
listen to the empty promises of Morris Cerullo or follow his bad
example. It’s prideful. I know a man who fasted 74 days – only because
it was part of God’s plan for him to witness to prisoners in a Chinese
jail – but it didn’t make him better than you or me because he did that.
He was a sterling example of surrender to God before and WITHOUT
fasting. So don’t fall into a ritualistic trap that has snared many
religious people from Pharisees to monks. If you want to fast, do it
before God, silently and sincerely; say nothing to others, and let God
humble you through it.)
Morris Is NOT A Prophet
People think much of
false prophets. Of course they don’t realise they are false. The man who
stands before you on stage, impressive, sounding good, with a commanding
speaking ability or manner, is very persuasive. He may touch your
emotions, move you, and impress you. He may receive prophetic words that
edify, build up, encourage.
But that doesn’t mean
he’s a prophet, or even sent by God. Paul encouraged all who would, to
prophesy (1 Cor 14:5,31,39). And God is willing to speak in many
situations, to many people, even false believers!
The evidence of the
commission of a prophet of God is not so clear-cut, because his message
from God is unwelcome. The majority reject true prophets. So has Morris
Cerullo and his ministry, MCWE.
When God raised up
Elijah to contest the falsity in Israel, God showed His inimitable
power through Elijah. Morris Cerullo does not have inimitable
power because he doesn’t have the final restoration of truth in this age
which contests falsity in the Church. Moreover, there are many others in
the body of Christ who perform equal miracles to those of Morris Cerullo,
including this ministry.
I relate in When
God’s Judgement Falls and Terror At Midnight that God struck
some people dead who blocked the Work of God through Midnight
Ministries. Is that inimitable power? Jesus confirms His Word with
appropriate signs and He backs up His prophets. Judgement falls!
But God doesn’t make
things easy to discern. Mixture is seen everywhere in Christendom, and
God allows it to test His children. Many prefer falsity to truth, and
even submit to abuse from false ministers, just as in Jeremiah’s time (Jer
5:31; 2 Cor 11:4; Gal 3:1). Likewise, people choose to follow false
prophets. They are preferred instead of the true, because a true
prophet’s message or teaching is uncompromising.
The false prophet is
here to impress. A true prophet is not. There is a difference in
motivation and priority. The gullible are deceived. The wise can learn.
men appear on stage, in ‘the limelight’, with a large audience, that
very situation brings its own deception. They think that it is evidence
that they are in God’s will, and the money that flows in is proof of
God’s support. But it’s not always so. Many men of God have been poor
and destitute, rejected and disregarded by most. The promises of God are
NOT primarily for this life, but for the next (Heb 11).
Compare Hebrews 11 with
Morris Cerullo’s promises of giving you mainly what you want physically
in this life. I hope you can see his wrong emphasis. Also read of the
tortures and suffering of your brethren under ruthless totalitarian rule
(in, for example, Richard Wurmbrand’s Tortured For Christ), and
you can discover a new dimension in your life in God.
Don’t be impressed by
any man. Fear God and give HIM glory, not Morris Cerullo (Rev
Malcolm B Heap, July
Much more needs to be said about what is wrong with mass evangelism like
Morris Cerullo’s. Besides the publications mentioned above, these
serious spiritual issues are fully addressed in Midnight Ministries’
publications, some of which are:
God’s Church – Whose
Authority? The Charismatic Deception; SOULS, SOULS, SOULS; God Is
NOT Pleased With Tele-Evangelism; GOD TV Is NOT God’s TV; GOD Digital
and the False Revival; Benny Hinn’s Dream of Jezebel & The Last
Outpouring; The Last Outpouring of The Spirit; The Subtlety of
Pride; The Charismatic Church Shrine; Dreams From God About The
Charismatic Church; Some Pitfalls Of Reinhard Bonnke’s Ministry; A
Message To The Charismatic Church; You Should DEFY, Not Deify, Church
Authority!; He Must Increase, But I Must Decrease; Dismantling
Churches; More Than A Prophet; Wielding The Divine Axe; Will
Elijah Come Again?
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