Here is a screen shot from Jennifer LeClaire's Facebook page today:
Is it really "a John 5:4 season in the body of Christ" as she says?
Well, John 5:4 is the just about the WORST verse in the whole New Testament to be "proclaimed" or "declared" or "decreed." Some translations of the Bible (The NIV and ESV, for example) don't even have this verse-they just go from John 5:3 right to John 5:5! Why? Because this is the story of the angel stirring up the pool water that would cause people to get healed, and many experts believe this was inserted into the Bible later. Many reliable and early manuscripts don't contain this story. The real purpose of this passage is to show that Jesus is God (not that Jesus is your personal genie-in-a-bottle). He's the God who can (really) heal people, and we are not to trust in a pool that's been stirred up by an angel-or any other superstition.
Jennifer LeClaire saying: "it's a John 5:4 season in the body of Christ!" is kinda like saying: "it's a stirred up pool season in the body of Christ!"
By the way, less than a day earlier she declared it was witchcraft season:
How many people who "declare" that "they have their healing" by the "power of their confession" will remain sick and even die? How many will have been distracted from the true power of the Gospel? How many will have fervently tried to "step into the healing flow" without receiving anything? When LeClaire says that you can step into the healing flow and receive God's will for your life, she's saying that it IS God's will for you to be healed. Anyone who doesn't get healed is, in this very faulty way of thinking, outside of God's will. It's your fault-you didn't declare it enough. You didn't believe it enough. You didn't order the DVDs and books enough. You didn't go to the conferences enough. You didn't do something... enough.
The true power of the Gospel is to forgive sins and defeat death! That's greater than any temporary healing.
Here's something we can say with complete confidence:
Here's a much better, Biblical perspective on healing from Joni Eareckson Tada:
For those who think it's mean, judgmental and un-loving to criticize Jennifer LeClaire (or any other popular teacher) here's something just for you: Shocking Stuff You're Not Supposed to Know.
Finally, here's an important article that will help you be more discerning and a lot less gullible: Defusing Demonic Dirty Bombs.