Joyce Meyer–who made our False Teacher of the Day #25–is well-known for her Prosperity Gospel preaching. The Prosperity Gospel–also known as “Health and Wealth Gospel,” “Name it and Claim it,” and “Word of Faith”–is a perversion of the biblical gospel that teaches that the primary purpose of Jesus’ death and resurrection is to create material gain for those who have enough “faith.”
But Joyce Meyer is also a proponent of the “little god” heresy that teaches that being indwelt by the Holy Spirit makes us both God and man at the same time, like Jesus.
This heresy places man on equal grounds with God, giving them the power to speak things into reality, which is a power reserved only for God. The charismatic movement is absolutely littered with these kinds of heresies that elevate man to the status of deity. Steven Furtick, for example, repeatedly reads himself as Jesus into the Scriptures. Once, he preached that he was “crushing the serpent’s head” while “the serpent bruised his heel.”