Morris and David Cerullo
“You’re not looking at Morris Cerullo — you’re looking at God. You’re looking at Jesus.”, Morris Cerullo, “The Endtime Manifestation of the Sons of God”
“Did you know that from the begining of time the whole purpose of God was to reproduce himself?”, Morris Cerullo, quoted in Hanegraaff, Crisis, 358
“Because you are a special new friend of our ministry, I know that even as I write you now…God is getting ready to release a yoke breaking, end-time financial anointing on you and your family…The blessing, which God has shown me to come on you, causes your neck to become so fat with God’s blessing- no yoke or burden of Satan can come upon you. It will produce a mighty harvest!…If you haven’t planted your seed into the ground…you will do it now…As Jesus himself taught- in Mark 4:20, “…these are they which are sown on good ground…”- Which result in 30, 60, and 100-fold return. Are you ready for this? God will take that financial seed and germinate it-by His power!…Now is God’s time to take the wealth of the sinner that is laid up and release it to the just-in His end-time, Great Wealth transfer…Hear me, as God’s end-time prophet…God spoke to me…the vision is clear…God’s blessings are freely given to you as a friend of this ministry…The only condition that God puts on these blessings is that you hear the words from the prophet and do what God says!…”…Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper, II Chronicles 20:20.”…Do I have any partners that want to prosper? Beloved, believe…if you will obey God…ALL of these blessings will run after you…Now Hearken unto the Lord your God…Remember, you are the head not the tail. Please consider raising the level of your faith by giving $25 oe even $50. This is what God is asking me to ask you! Get ready to sow your best and receive His best. Act Now!” (Morris Cerullo, Letter from his ministry 2004)
“Would you surrender your pocketbooks unto Me, saith God, and let me be the Lord of your pocketbooks….Yea, so be thou obedient unto my voice.”, Morris Cerullo, “A Word from God at the Deeper Life World Conference,” March 1982
“As I lay there on the floor in this condition, my spirit was taken out of my body and the next thing I knew, I was in the heavens…Suddenly, in front of this tremendous multitude of people, the glory of God appeared. The Form that I saw was about the height of a man six feet tall, maybe a little taller, and twice as broad as a human body with no distinguishing features such as eyes, nose, or mouth.”, Morris Cerullo, The Miracle Book, 1984
“The Fullness of the Godhead dwells in me … God has planned for me to be Christ’s image on the earth.” , Morris Cerullo’s Video, Manifest Sons of God
Cerullo claims that while in a Jewish orphanage at the age of 12, he was anointed by the Lord by two angels who saved him from a suicide attempt and whisked him away to heaven for a face-to-face meeting with the Almighty. Cerullo was ordained in 1952 by the Assemblies of God and has since dedicated his life to the ministry, to fulfilling the Great Commission, bringing the Gospel to every corner of the earth.
Unfortunately, this is a very expensive and exhausting enterprise that requires a net worth north of $100 million, a 12,000 square foot, two story home in San Diego worth over $12 million, and a private jet with two full-time pilots. All of this just to get the Word of God out to the poor, humble masses. The existence of the multinational corporation called Morris Cerullo World Evangelism (MCWE), located in Kearney Mesa, California certainly helps in this effort, but there are legal headaches as well.
In November of 2001, Cerullo went before the California Superior Court of Appeals in San Diego in answer to allegations of fraudulent fund-raising efforts on behalf of his ministry. This case was thrown out by the judge due to a technicality in that the internal disputes of religious non profit corporations is beyond the purview of the legal system. However, the IRS will not be out done and in July of 2005, Cerullo was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts of filing false tax returns.
In the spirit of other teams such as Oral and Richard Roberts, Jimmy and Donnie Swaggart, Billy and Franklin Graham, etc., Morris has passed down to the next generation the tools of the trade. He must be proud of his son David, who, having followed so closely in his fathers footsteps, has created his own empire. Known as Inspiration Networks (INSP), this little non-profit enterprise pays David a salary of, in 2010, $2.5 million. David and his wife also have built a quaint little ($2 million) hideaway on a lake in South Carolina.
Of course, like all great men of God, Cerullo must spend a great deal of time explaining how special he is while imploring his audiences to open their wallets and pour out financial blessings upon him, blessings which he promises God will repay in multiples, almost like a spiritual promissory note.
Dr. Morris Cerullo, Apostle and Prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ, is a man on the move for God. He is a man whose entire life is dedicated to fulfilling the call of God to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every living creature. In 1982, God gave him a specific call in Porte Alegro, Brazil when He said, “Son, build Me an army.” This army is made up of Nationals trained to take the Gospel to their villages, cities, states, and nations with the same anointing that rests upon Dr. Cerullo’s life and ministry.
Many honors have been bestowed upon Morris Cerullo – including honorary doctorates of divinity and humanities – by academic leaders, spiritual leaders and presidents of nations, in recognition of his achievements and contributions to global evangelization.
Not only does God speak to him but his prophetic annunciations come with a special anointing of God’s Presence.
He received a divine, supernatural call from God to preach at the age of fifteen when God took him into the heavens and revealed Himself to him by a supernatural vision.
The sheer, unmitigated gall of this pair of snake oil salesmen is matched only by the appalling willingness with which their adherents the world over reward them with their hard-earned money.
As with everyone, we should pray for the Cerullo’s deliverance from the evil they have embraced. That they would repent and spend their timer and talent bringing people to God instead of away from Him.
Thanks to: Contending Earnestly for the Faith, http://www.cwmfellowship.org; Discernment Ministries International, http://www.discernmentministriesinternational.wordpress.com; ‘Midnight in America’, http://www.midnightinamerica.net; ‘Evangelist Cerullo indicted in tax case’, http://www.religionnewsblog.com; ‘Another former Cerullo associate accuses him of fund-raising fraud’, http://www.religionnewsblog.com; Morris Cerullo World Evangelism, http://www.mcwe.com; ‘Morris Cerullo: True Prophet or False?’ by Harry Persaud, http://www.truthmagazine.com; Morris Cerullo, http://www.apostasywatch.com; List and Details On Other False Teachers and Prophets, http://www.watchmanforjesus.blogspot.com; ‘INSP’s David Cerullo Scrutinized for $2.5 Million Salary’, http://www.charismanews.com; ‘David Cerullo Builds Mansion While Ministry Suffers’, http://www.slaughteringthesheep.wordpress.com; ‘MORRIS CERULLO A DANGER FOR THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY’, http://www.fakefaithhealers.000space.com; ‘MORRIS CERULLO’, http://www.falseteachersexposed.blogspot.com.