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REVIVAL IN FLORIDA IS IT OF GOD?
Mark Hayman is a dear brother in the Lord with a passion for Gods people, making him a real “Watchman”.
Mark has sent me the following article on (Pastor?) Todd Bentley leading the Revival in Florida. I never witnessed this “revival” to be of God, but I am watching it now (on you tube) as this man of “God?” is calling “angels” of fire and glory and healing to come on down and the people are calling out to the angels as well. I am appalled at the lack of teaching these people are wrapped in. Again, I am reminded of the scripture, I have quoted many times:
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
I am including Mark’s testimony and warning, which I pray will witness to your spirit and not be taking lightly:
Is Todd Bentley False Prophet?
Is Todd Bentley a false Prophet? I believe that he is whether he is aware of it or not. I say this because when I and my wife first became Christians some 20 plus years ago, we experienced something that was very strange. It all started when I felt that there was something missing in my life and asked my wife if she would like to go to church. To paint the picture neither of us came from Christian backgrounds and so this was something new to us.
We attended a local fellowship near to us and sat through the service. It was nothing special with the exception that upon walking back to our home my wife said perhaps God will let me become pregnant. As we had previously had tests and thought that we would not be able to have any children, you can imagine our elation when that very month she fell pregnant with our Son. This started our walk with God, however as Satan did not want us to become born again believers he promptly sent an agent to prevent this.
This is a very long story so from this point I will make it brief. “For a 3 week period we became involved with a couple and their family who were Spiritualists (spiritists) I will refer to them as S&B. I had read from scripture even then that
Isaiah 8:19 So why are you trying to find out the future by consulting mediums and psychics? Do not listen to their whisperings and mutterings. Can the living find out the future from the dead? Why not ask your God?)
we should have nothing to do with mediums and spiritists that chirp (whisper) and mutter. Call it naïve but they said that they were spiritualists not spiritists when I pointed out to them that verse of scripture.
Because my wife has hereditary psoriatic arthritis, her feet are twisted and obviously cause her pain. S&B suggested that S had a healing ministry and that he would pray for my wife. I guess because we believed that healing comes from God it must be okay, after all Satan would not want you to be healed would he?
Throughout the 3 week period it was as if a blindfold had come over our eyes and we witnessed signs and wonders that now I would not like to even talk about, other than to say they were not of my God and Lord Jesus Christ, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In this time my Sister in law had cancer and we told her about S&B, fortunately for us she had been born again in Jesus Christ and to cut another story short, she left out some literature for us to read about spiritualism and when we repented the veil was immediately lifted.
What has this to do with Todd Bentley? The same veil that covered our eyes is now covering thousands of Christian’s eyes.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 If the Good News we preach is veiled from anyone, it is a sign that they are perishing. 4 Satan, the god of this evil world, has blinded the minds of those who don't believe, so they are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News that is shining upon them. They don't understand the message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
You do not have to take my word for it, look at Todd Bentley’s ministry on “you tube”; here are some pointers to look out for!
1. ‘Sheeka Boom ba’ is urban slang for Sodomy a word Todd Bentley loves to use. The same word also means a ‘Buddhist water pot’ strange that he uses this word a lot when doing a water baptism. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2ifhfvK6VE
2. Bam Bam also means to sodomise.
3. He tells of kicking old ladies in the head with his biker’s boots as well as knocking down men http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmUJcBBT38I
4. He worships Angels http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U2rHfRpvyU&feature=related and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSlt0_8HwMk&feature=related also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvhy9VC7y18&NR=1 and again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orQtraopk_Q&feature=related
5. His mentor, Bob Jones-a minister that made the woman in his congregation take off their clothes to be naked before the Lord is an angel believer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhBmHrZw6Y4
6 That they allow tribal dances on stage at their meetings in Lakeland Florida (witchcraft in my opinion) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93398rf6DcU Watch the dancer as she shoots the audience with an invisible hand gun that recoils as she fires.
2 Corinthians 11:12-15 But I will continue doing this to cut the ground out from under the feet of those who boast that their work is just like ours. 13 These people are false apostles. They have fooled you by disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 But I am not surprised! Even Satan can disguise himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no wonder his servants can also do it by pretending to be godly ministers. In the end they will get every bit of punishment their wicked deeds deserve.
7. Angel tells Todd God is raising a new young champion with raw faith name of Todd. Met bam bam at this time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6IczqbCCZ4&feature
As for Todd Bentley and it being a work of God, I can honestly say that I believe it is. “What”! I hear you say and my answer to that is read
Deuteronomy 13:1-4. If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, 2 and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, "Let us follow other gods" (gods you have not known) "and let us worship them," 3 you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.
Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ, there is so much more I could say, but I think you get the picture. This veil covering people’s eyes has already happened to 2 prominent people who teach others within our own fellowship. I am always reminded what Jesus said to Peter in
Matthew 16:23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."
Poor Peter he must have wondered what was going on, but you see Satan’s Veil could well be covering Todd Bentleys eyes and we should pray that he has that veil lifted.
When you sum it all up against Gods Word then you can clearly see that this is a deception and if you see another brother caught up in this deception then pray for them that their eyes are opened, because my friends this is just the beginning of the falling away and the deception will get even greater in these last days. Please read:
Matthew 7:15-23 "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by thei r fruit you will recognize them. 21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'
2 Thessalonians 2:3-5 Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God. 5 Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things?
1 Peter 4:17–19 For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?" 19 So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
One last thing Todd Bentley talks a lot about the fire, I quote … snatch others from the fire and save them…Jude verse 23 snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.
God bless you all in the name of Jesus Christ and please
Remember it is up to us to test the spirits.
1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Written by Mark from the UK.
Thank you so much Mark for this insightful article, it opened my eyes to a lot of things this man was doing that I had no idea of, and you were used to bring conviction on me for not looking into this sooner and warning those that will listen.
One other thing I need to mention here. I have a dear friend that took her family down to Florida to receive a healing. Her comment to me was “it’s been going on for months so it must be of God”. I then reminded her that the anti-Christ would move in miracles for seven years! Then her comment was, “Most of the big preachers are supporting him so it must be of God”. Again, I told her that many of the Shepherds are in error today and we must line everything up with the Word of God.
She still did not accept this as anything to give thought to, let alone prayer. When she returned, she told me of the wonderful worship service, even though she was not healed. The spirit of deception blinded her. Because there is excitement in the air does not mean it is the Holy Spirit in operation.
This dear woman, like so many Pentecostals, runs to every revival rather then digging into the Bible and with prayer and fasting waiting upon the Lord. We are to follow the fruit of the spirit not the gifts. Spiritual gifts can be very deceptive. If you know my writing then you know I operate in the gifts but I know Satan can and does counterfeit them.
I need to apologize for not searching this out and spreading the warning sooner. I told myself it was not my battle. Of course, it was my battle! Anything that has the body of Christ in harms way is all of our battle!
Thank you Mark for not sending me stink bombs when I foolishly told you it was not for me to do.
Again, dear friends take everything you hear and read, mine included and line it up with the Word and Spirit of God. If it does not line up then cast it away.
1 Cor 16:13-14 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 14 Do everything in love.
Col 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Mark 13:33-37 Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. 34 It's like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. 35 "Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!' "
The Lord is speaking metaphorically, when He says to stay awake. We are to be watchful, vigilant not only for the protection against those that would cause us harm, but to watch for His leading us safely on a daily course. This is not a choice we have, but a command. The Lord is returning for those of us watching for His return.
Please study the Word of God faithfully. Jesus Loves You.
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