Evangelist Billye Brim is a name known in many charismatic circles. Her story of an angelic encounter telling her to ignore Scripture and preach to men has enthralled many over the years, and now she's getting buy-in from an expanded audience reach.
And what is she preaching? The "Kingdom Power" that can be yours if you would just do one thing. (Talk about a click-bait tease.)
Raised in a Complementarian Christian home, Brim knew that the 1 Timothy 2:12 says women are not to teach men or have authority over them. But one day a supernatural "presence" assured her that the Bible had it all wrong. Brim, who who tells of receiving an extra anointing under Word of Faith guru Kenneth Hagin (see, When preachers speak of harnessing God's power), tells Sid Roth on a recent episode of It's Supernatural about her experience.
Watch with caution and an open Bible if you're not familiar with Roth. He is full-blown NAR and promotes all sorts of false signs, wonders and mystical encounters that defy the truth of God's Word:
What kind of presence? Brim admits she wasn't sure if it was an angel or Christ Himself. Nor does she (or Sid) encourage viewers to Test The Spirits. For any presence that delivers a message opposing God's Word is not of God but of Hell.
After her experience, Hagin himself ordained her as a preacher, and she begins to get visions and "hear God speaking" directly to her, outside of Scripture. Then she pleads the blood of Jesus to take dominion over Satan herself, telling him that she is ruling and reigning over him.
It's quite an interesting video, if you can stand to watch more than a few minutes of it. And what's the bottom line? Is it really the shed blood of Christ for our sins that Ms. Brim is talking about? No, it is not. The bottom line is the sale of her latest "anointed" media kit telling you how you can actually use Jesus' blood to protect the boundaries of your yard, your workplace and your town from evil demons and bad luck.
The advertisement on Roth's show for this apostasy depicts a man "praying the blood" and being swept up to Heaven to encounter what we assume to be Jesus on His throne, with His face whited out - but I guess it's okay for the actor to look upon His face.
Brim delivers the typical Word of Faith and New Apostolic Reformation blend of "tapping into Jesus' blood and receiving His power." No sin, no repentance, no Cross, no Gospel. And no Hope in Jesus, but the promise of your own shameful gain if you buy into this woman's false teachings.
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. Gal. 1:8
By the way, if you'd like a quick lesson on 1 Timothy 2:12 ("I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet"), check out this great WWUTT video:
(WWUTT - When We Understand The Text)