I remember when I was born again in the early 1980’s, I would listen to a Christian radio station each night. They had a series about people who had been ensnared by the New Age movement; and how these people operated to manipulate children of God.
We were taught to listen intently to their teachings to see how they cunningly incorporated the name of Jesus every so often. They obviously felt that in doing that, it would lend credibility to their beliefs and teachings.
I praise God that my primary gift is discernment – even from a very young age in Christ. I learned quickly to detect that “check” in my spirit when something being said was not right. I saw how crafty these New Age teachers really were. I thank the Lord for allowing me to learn about the New Age Movement, and how they operate from a very young age in Christ.
A Minute to Midnite Ministry
I met a wonderful brother in Christ, Tony Koretz, the originator of the Minute to Midnite Ministry. I also met Joanie Stahl, whom to this day is my closest friend online. We talk and pray so often. Joanie is truly an amazing Bible scholar. I am learning much from her.
Joanie felt the Lord leading her to her own ministry “Joaniestahl.com” (Joanie Stahl Field Notes.) I encourage the reader to visit her site. I will post one of her videos toward the end of this article. On her latest video, Joanie speaks about the same topic of which I write today.
A Minute to Midnite: Quite a Shock for its Owner
Recently, Tony Koretz invited a woman to speak on the show. He believed that she was a solid Christian woman, but later found out that some of her doctrines are anything but Christian. The woman, named Jan has a ministry called “Extreme Reality Check.com, and has around 100,000 people subscribed to her youtube channel.
I went to FB to see if she had a presence there. The picture at the top of this article was captured from her FB page, and also this:
The second picture is hard to read, so I will print it out here:
“A REVOLUTIONARY COMMENTARY ON UFO’S, ALIENS, ANGELS, PYRAMIDS, BIBLE CODES, REINCARNATION, THE ANTICHRIST, THE END OF TIME, THE AFTERLIFE, JESUS CHRIST AND GOD.”
Jan believes in transmigration of souls – or as we have known this as “Reincarnation.” This is a hallmark belief in Hinduism but as we will see, it permeates many other “Religious movements.”
Believe it or not, Kabbalists believe and teach reincarnation. If you do not believe this, I welcome you to go to chabad.org, but be forewarned – pray before you go into this Kabbalah site. It is EVIL. I have a feeling that many Christians may be dabbling in Kabbalah and this is SO dangerous!!
I have written many articles on Alice Bailey and Madam Blavatsky – two women who believed in such heresy and New Age doctrines. Blavatsky and Bailey both were into channeling “spirit guides.” As Christians, we know that these “spirits” are in actuality demons posing as past spirits of people; whom these two New Age women called “spirit guides.”
Brethren, PLEASE read this section of the article carefully. THIS is what Jan is truly about. This is WITCHCRAFT.
Answer: The definition of the word Gnostic is about as easy to nail down as a flopping fish. It is derived from the Greek word gnosis, meaning “to know.” In the case of Gnosticism, what is “known” has shifted over the thousands of years since Gnosticism first reared its head during the formation and solidification of the early church.
Basically, the Gnostic believes in acquiring special, mystical knowledge as the means for salvation. According to Gnostic beliefs, there is a Great God that is good and perfect, but impersonal and unknowable. The creator of the universe was actually a lesser deity—a cheap knock-off of the “true God”—who wanted to create a flawless material universe but botched the job. Instead of having a utopia, we ended up with a world infected with pain, misery, and intellectual and spiritual blindness; all matter is now corrupt and evil. However, when this lesser deity created man, he accidentally imbued humanity with a spark of the “true” God’s spirit, making man an inherently good soul trapped in the confines of an evil, material body.
Contrary to a message of salvation through Christ alone (Acts 4:12), the Gnostic Jesus brings a message of self-redemption. Man only needs to examine his inner “spark” to find the knowledge needed to free himself from his material body and reach God. This alleged purity of heart is the exact opposite of what is stated in Jeremiah 17:9: “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?”
Today, Gnosticism has evolved and branched out from the exclusively spiritual into the secular and scientific. Psychologist C. G. Jung praised Gnosticism as superior to traditional Christianity as a way of thinking. Another form of Gnosticism denies the existence of God altogether, while embracing an eternal—but still flawed—universe. This atheistic form of Gnosticism doesn’t see the material world as totally evil, but as flawed and incomplete. Mankind becomes the “deity,” and it is his right to improve the human body and the world around him through his own wisdom.
Christianity and Gnosticism are mutually exclusive; however, it is easy for a Gnostic mindset to seep into our own thinking if we’re not careful (1 Peter 5:8). The Gnostic is pursuing goodness, but, instead of seeking to be regenerated by Christ, he grabs hold of a man-centered purpose for living. Gnostic thought makes man “wise in [his] own eyes” (Isaiah 5:21), something Proverbs 3:7 pointedly advises against: “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.”
Gnostic thinking claims that deeper truth can be found apart from God. But Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Instead of searching our corrupt, flawed “inner selves” for answers, we should instead test everything against the revealed Word of God (1 Thessalonians 5:21). In the end, it is God’s truth alone that can be trusted. the judgment of the great day. source
Tony Koretz took down the video of the show with Jan. I believe that it was very wise for him to do this.
On Jan’s own website, she had New Age type music playing in the background as she spoke. Her voice was also used to “charm” the listener. It was actually almost mesmerizing, and that is a tactic of New Age Demonic teaching. Her way of speaking was compelling. At times I had to shake my head to get back to truth!!
Jan told the listeners that reincarnation has been believed and taught since the early church. This is an out and out lie. She spoke untruths with such conviction and that soft and almost “sensual” voice was so wicked; it got to the point when I had to take a rest from it – refresh myself in the Lord – and then reluctantly return to the satanic drivel.
Here is the aminutetomidnite video with Tony Koretz and Joanie Stahl, in which they speak about Jan and her New Age beliefs. DON’T MISS THIS!
Contending for the Faith
Joanie Stahl did such an incredible job “Contending for the Faith.” This is Joanie at her very best!
Pray for Jan and Her Many Thousands of Followers!
I do pray that Jan is not beyond redemption. It would be so wonderful if this experience would be instrumental in getting Jan to renounce the satanic beliefs and be saved!
But also, I am asking the reader to pray for the many thousands of faithful (yet deceived) followers of Jan. We must pray that God gets through to them – that they realize that they have been deceived! Please know that Jan has taken down her videos since all of this came to light. I am alerting the reader so that you will know why you are not finding the videos.
Here is a video from joaniestahl.com (Joanie’s Field Notes) She is basically teaching the same information which she taught on Aminutetomidnight.com
From Tony Koretz of Aminutetomidnite.com:
The Oversoul – A Deceptive Occult Doctrine < click to read
**I want the reader of the above link to read carefully to distinguish as to whether Tony is speaking or Jan. This is a dialogue between Tony and Jan, so it is vitally important to know who is speaking at various times.
The Book of Jude
“Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:
Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort youthat ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ”
I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
And of some have compassion, making a difference:
And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen” (Jude 1-25)
Brethren, if you know of people who are deceived by these New Age teachings, PLEASE send this article to them! Please remember to pray for Jan and for her many followers, that they would come out of this darkness and into the light of His Glorious Word.