Shane Idleman is a modern day Shemaiah the Nehelamite

Shane Idleman is the founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Leona Valley, California. He has written numerous bible studies, books, and sermons. He also has a radio program and YouTube ministry.

Shane is another false prophet who is calling his followers to believe that God is going to turn things around and that we as Christians are to pray for God to change "this fallen world" and believe in a national - universal revival and ultimately usher in God's kingdom.  Most of mainstream Dominionists believe Christians have to ultimately change government. Although Shane doesn't seem to be going on this path, his ultimate goal is continually pressing his followers to open heaven and bring heaven down to earth for revival and change. This is absolutely contrary to scripture in these last days we are living.  This false teaching is heretical and focuses on the here and now, where believers are to focus on this world and not look up for our blessed hope. Worse it gives sheep a false hope in the same manner the false prophets did in Jeremiah's day. 

Please see my extensive studies in my notes below.

Although Shane is too crafty to actually use the words usher in God's kingdom knowing this is a worn out retread of earlier false teachers of Dominion Theology, Shane has a "new twist" on things and in the end is another Dominion Theology - Kingdom Now teacher who is actually ushering in the kingdom of the antichrist.  The great irony here is he is most vocal in standing against government tyranny - big brother overreach of the one world government.   For my new readers please read my studies on Kingdom Now Dominion Theology and see why today's apostate church thrives on this message. 

Also present is a heavy presence of retreaded New Apostolic Reformation NAR rhetoric that flavors Shane's teaching.  As all false teachers Shane is always spinning and reshaping and rewording the same old false teaching of special anointing and spiritual awakening - an ACTS 2 "Holy Ghost Fire" indwelling of the Holy Spirit. For a full extensive study on the wicked apostasy of NAR please see my rebuke of Bill Johnson at BETHEL church in notes below.

My long time readers know that when I expose a false teacher, I usually dissect their every word and compare with the King James Bible.   I could spend hours doing this on Shane's mixed up messages that have truth mixed in with false doctrine. 

However, in exposing this Shane Idleman character I would ask the reader to carefully watch his video telling us he has God's authority by appointment and Holy Spirit anointing  to say what he says. Then read his short article on "Handcuffed Emotions" that solidifies his assertion that he has Spirit power and authority to teach what he teachers.  And third read the open Dominion Theology and False teaching of an apostolic Holy Spirit anointing and "revival" and how a true spirit filled Christian needs to bring in this revival and change in this fallen world.  "god please rip open the heavens..."

Shane says he was called to ministry by God and he is "BOLD" and says what he says is because he is filled with the Holy Spirit. He calls out anyone who disagrees with him as NOT filled with the Holy Spirit.   If you disagree with him you do not have the Holy Spirit.  

Shane says it doesn't matter how much we know about God's word. What matters is we have to employ the Holy Spirit to make God's word real.   The dangerous teaching here is Shane speaks the truth about the necessity of the Holy Spirit in our lives and ministry. However, Shane forgot to mention that the Holy Spirit will NEVER inspire what is NOT written in God's word.  

Here we read clearly that Shane proclaims the church must be full of the Holy Spirit and call down heaven to change this corrupt lost world.   Pure NAR  DEMONIC propaganda. This is unbelievably tragic how he lacks understanding of dispensational truth in not rightly dividing the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15KJV and his apostasy and heretical teaching that today's Christian must call on God to change this world in its fallen state.  If Shane truly knew the word of God he would know and teach that the redemption is soon coming for the body of Christ and that this fallen world will change after the Tribulation and the Millennial Kingdom is ushered in.   Please read my links in notes below.

After watching Shane's video and reading his articles I ask the reader to open their King James Bible and read and meditate Jeremiah Chapter 29 KJV and to assist your reading please read if you'd like Matthew Henry's commentary of Jeremiah 29 KJV.  You may hopefully see why I call him out as a modern day Shemaiah the Nehelamite.

  Note: Although Shane does not announce his direction from dreams, he continually uses his driving force and authority as the "Spirit" alluding to the Holy Spirit. In same manner Shemaiah the Nehelamite introduced his false prophetic utterings from "divine" origin to give himself credibility to speak out against the true word of God and God's true prophet Jeremiah. 

And my long term readers are hopefully all good Bereans, I ask the reader to open your King James Bible and read the following passages of scripture to know exactly what the Bible says about the later days and how things will NOT change for the better or how Christians must usher in a new order:  Matthew 13:3-35 KJV; Matthew 24 KJV; Daniel  Chapters 7 - 12 KJV; 1 Corinthians 3:1-15 KJV; 1 Timothy Chapter 4 KJV;  2 Timothy Chapter 3 KJV; 2 Peter Chapters 3 and 4 KJV; Revelation 3:18,19 KJV.   


Notes on Dominion Theology and related studies

Exposing and Rebuking Bill Johnson at BETHEL and the NAR Movement

Excerpt from Dr. Woods'  Kingdom Now Dominion Theology now rampant in today's false churches

Quote from The Coming Kingdom by Dr. Woods:

General Problems with Kingdom Now Theology Preview In prior chapters, the biblical teaching on the kingdom of God has been surveyed from Genesis to Revelation (chapters 2‒14). In view of this, why do so many believe that the Messianic kingdom has already materialized? Is there a biblical basis for such a belief? The same handful of New Testament texts are routinely and consistently employed in an attempt to argue for “kingdom now” theology. The purpose of the next major section of this book is to scrutinize those passages that “kingdom now” theologians routinely use and to demonstrate that these texts really do not prove “kingdom now” theology. First, this chapter will set forth some general problems with a New Testament based kingdom now interpretation (chapter 15). Second, future chapters will examine a few isolated texts that kingdom now theologians use and show their insufficiency to convey kingdom now theology (chapters 16‒21). Third, the book’s final major section will conclude by noting why this trend of equating God’s present work in the church with the Messianic kingdom is a matter believers should be concerned about since this theology radically alters God’s design for the church (chapters 22‒26). Problems with Kingdom Now NT Interpretations  There exist two general problems with how kingdom now theologians use the New Testament to argue for a present, spiritual form of the Messianic kingdom. First, as explained throughout this work, the Old Testament portrays the kingdom in earthly, terrestrial terms (Gen. 15:18–21). When the kingdom comes, it will exercise dominion over a repentant Israel (Ezek. 36–37). Although the kingdom certainly has other qualities, an inductive study of the kingdom as portrayed in the Old Testament makes it impossible to divest the kingdom of these terrestrial, geopolitical characteristics. Thus, an understanding of the kingdom in strictly spiritual, non-geopolitical, non-terrestrial terms is not found in the Old Testament. This reality causes Renald Showers to observe:  Several items of Scripture reveal that no form of the future Kingdom of God foretold in the Old Testament will be established before the Second Coming of Christ. . . . No Old Testament revelation concerning the future Kingdom of God indicated that the Kingdom would consist of two forms, one spiritual and the other political, established at two different points of time in the future.1 Therefore, the problem with using New Testament verses in an attempt to argue that the Messianic kingdom now exists in spiritual form only is to interpret the New Testament in a manner that contradicts the Old Testament. Hebrew-Christian scholar Arnold Fruchtenbaum explains the fallacy of such a proposition: [I]t is incorrect to say that the Old Testament should be interpreted by the New Testament because if that is the case, the Old Testament had no meaning and seemed to be irrelevant to the ones to whom it was spoken. On the contrary, the validity of the New Testament is seen by how it conforms to what was already revealed in the Old Testament. The Book of Mormon and other books by cultic groups fail to stand because they contradict the New Testament. By the same token, if the New Testament contradicts the Old Testament, it cannot stand. It is one thing to see fulfillment in the New Testament, but it is quite another to see the New Testament so totally reinterpret the Old Testament that what the Old Testament says carries no meaning at all.2 Yet, kingdom now theologians consistently seek to sell their hearers on the notion that somehow the New Testament has changed how the kingdom is portrayed in the Old Testament. The reason for such advocacy relates to the fact that kingdom now theology is not possible unless the New Testament is understood as promoting something entirely different than the Old Testament. According to kingdom now theologian Colin Chapman: When the New Testament writers like John had seen the significance of the land and the nation in the context of the kingdom of God which had come into being in Jesus of Nazareth, they ceased to look forward to a literal fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies of a return to the land and a restoration of a Jewish state. The one and only fulfillment of all promises and prophecies was already there before their eyes in the person of Jesus. The way they interpreted the Old Testament should be the norm for the Christian interpretation of the Old Testament today.3 Furthermore, when confronted with “difficult” Old Testament passages that contradict his New Testament pre-understandings, note the hermeneutical methodology of replacement and kingdom now theologian Naim Ateek: The use of this “new” hermeneutic is accessible to all Christians, even to the simple of faith. . . . The constant application of this hermeneutic, therefore, is the best key for Christians to interpreting and understanding the biblical message. Furthermore, this theological understanding can determine the validity and authority of the Scriptures for the life of the Christian. It is grounded in the knowledge and love of God as revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The revelation of God, God’s nature, purpose, and will as revealed in Christ, becomes the criterion by which Christians can measure the validity and authority of the biblical message for their life. When confronted with a difficult passage in the Bible . . . one needs to ask such simple questions as: Is the way I am hearing this the way I have come to know God in Christ? Does this fit the picture I have of God that Jesus has revealed to me? Does it match the character of God whom I have come to know through Christ? If it does, then that passage is valid and authoritative. If not, then I cannot accept its validity or authority.4 This interpretive approach should be rightly criticized not only on the grounds of its subjectivity but also on the basis of its failure to allow the Old Testament to have its natural contribution. Yet, the authenticity of New Testament interpretations must be judged by their harmony and congruence with prior revelation. Determining what is true by its conformity to prior revelation is a principle that is taught throughout Scripture (Deut. 13:1–5; Acts 17:11; Gal. 1:6–9; 1 Thess. 5:21; 1 Cor. 14:29; 1 John 4:1; Rev. 2:2). If such congruence did not exist and God could rewrite concepts found in prior revelation, then the various biblical commands to test what one hears according to what God has already revealed (1 Thess. 5:21; 1 Cor. 14:29; 1 John 4:1) become impossible to follow. The Bereans were commended because they tested Paul’s teaching by its conformity to the Old Testament Scriptures that they already possessed (Acts 17:11). Christ commended the Ephesians for a similar reason (Rev. 2:2). Kingdom now theology, with its emphasis upon a New Testament understanding of the kingdom that is allegedly present in spiritual form only, contradicts the Old Testament’s teaching that never bifurcates the kingdom’s spiritual quality from its terrestrial element. This point, in and of itself, causes kingdom now theology of any sort to be suspect. Such an Old Testament understanding of a literal and earthly kingdom explains why the bulk of the New Testament passages referring to the Messianic kingdom unambiguously refer to it as a future reality rather than a present one (Matt. 6:10; 20:20–21; 26:29; Luke 23:42; 1 Cor. 6:9–10; 15:24, 50; Gal. 5:21; Eph. 5:5; Col. 4:11; 1 Thess. 2:12; 2 Thess. 1:5; 2 Tim. 4:1, 18; Jas. 2:5; 2 Peter 1:11; Rev. 5:10). For example, why did Jesus instruct the disciples to pray for the coming of the kingdom (Matt. 6:10) if the kingdom had already been realized somehow in His First Advent? Interestingly, as will be discussed later, the entire prayer outlined in Matthew 6:9–13 revolves around a request for the coming kingdom and interim requests to be fulfilled during the kingdom’s absence.5 Similarly, Acts 14:22 says, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.” Regarding this passage, Thomas Ice observes, “If they were in the kingdom, this statement would make no sense.”6 Second, the Old Testament teaches that the Messianic kingdom will only manifest itself after a time of unparalleled tribulation (Dan. 9:24–27; Jer. 30:7). In other words, the Old Testament predicts that the kingdom cannot be established until judgment precedes it. Thus, if the New Testament is interpreted to teach that the kingdom has come despite the absence of the preceding time of tribulation, then the New Testament is again rendered contradictory to the Old Testament. This problem causes Stanley Toussaint to ask, “If the kingdom began in the ministry of Christ, where is the prophesied judgment in the Gospels? Were the Old Testament prophets and John incorrect in their message?”7 In sum, the primary problem with using New Testament verses in an attempt to argue that the Messianic kingdom now exists in spiritual form is to interpret the New Testament in a manner that contradicts the Old Testament.  1. Renald Showers, “Critique of Progressive Dispensationalism,” Friends of Israel National Conference (June 2003), 5. 2. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, “Israel’s Right to the Promised Land,” 17–18, accessed March 9, 2013, 3. Colin Chapman, Whose Promised Land? The Continuing Conflict over Israel and Palestine (Oxford, England: Lion, 2015), 262. 4. Naim Ateek, Justice, and Only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation (Maryknoll, NY: Ortis, 1990), 81–82. 5. Stanley D. Toussaint, Behold the King (Grand Rapids, Kregel, 2005), 108–12. 6. Thomas Ice, “Amillennialism,” in The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 2004), 20. 7. Stanley D. Toussaint, “Israel and the Church of a Traditional Dispensationalist,” in Three Central Issues in Contemporary Dispensationalism (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1999), 231.

Exposing and Rebuking Bill Johnson at BETHEL and the NAR Movement

 My 50 year testimony of going to church to know today’s churches are building the kingdom of the antichrist LINK

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(4) Why Bible Translations are important 


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 (5) MEGA TRAP CHURCH TRAP Double Bind of the Nicolaitans 

(6) Doing the Math on the Kingdom Parables of Matthew 13 

(7) Manna and Leaven: How the modern false teachers use it LINK

(8)  Nearly 80 % of churches do not discuss Bible Prophecy even though 25% of the Bible is about Prophecy. This includes the importance of  the Rapture of the Body of Christ. 
The Truth about the Rapture of the Body of Christ BEFORE the Tribulation:
 (9) Christian, You don’t have to pay tithes 

(10) Salvation is secure our Eternal Security is Scripture LINK

 Our Sins (sinful nature before Salvation) are wiped clean at salvation. Eternal Salvation is NOT a process… working out our salvation in the flesh is... Know the difference.  False teachers use this against the unlearned..... Be a good Berean... LINK

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Our Gospel for Today for Salvation 

Entitlement = Imputed Righteousness of Jesus Christ our free gift at Regeneration LINK

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  1. What Idleman teaches sounds like postmillenialism and is dangerous because it gives believers false hope about the future. On the one hand, we are to be salt and light, regardless of the "results." Just imagine, however, if you or I had been Jeremiah, who the Lord told to prophesy even though the people would not listen to Him! In fact, in Jeremiah 7:16 and 11:14, the Lord even tells Jeremiah not to pray for the Israelites.

    Scripture is very clear that things are going to get much worse, not better, before Jesus returns. Thank you, Brother, and Maranatha!

  2. I’d love to know who is running this website. I could not find info.

    1. Please elaborate. You'd be referring to Shane's Website since The Third Heaven Traveler is not and does not have a website. In regard to Shane's, are you referring to the site's administrator, here's how to go about that:


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