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Are Modern Day "Revivals" like The Lakeland Revival, Florida of God?
 
David P Griffiths  investigates .......
 
Our objective is to reach a conclusion as to whether modern day "revivals" are of God or not. On studying the principles of revival in our "BROKEN-NESS REVIVAL" section you will witness that what goes on in "revivals" like Lakeland is very different indeed!
 
If this “revival” like Lakeland for example is of God – then it is very clear that God has left his decree to change not – or is God doing a “new thing” –
being part of a paradigm shift by moving into a “new age”?
 
To reach this conclusion we begin with study of the “Revivalist” Todd Bentley quickly discovering an immediate pagan influence on his book “Journey into the Miraculous.”
 
We see how in this “revival” commercial Babylon has a controlling interest and discover a major heresy manifesting through the spiritual roots of this “escapade into the spirit” for many people.
 
We look at Bentley’s teachers & associates followed by finding out how this “revival” began. His apparently unique doctrine of angels and his tattoos and piercings come under scrutiny too with the question as to why a Christian Minister (which Bentley appears to be) would have pagan, philosophical and apparent Christian tattoos permanently placed on his body. How can a Christian do this in light of scripture but does Bentley have scripture? We find out!
 
We follow by assessing other people’s accounts of the revival and whether what is going on matches up to the Word of God. Does the “revival” have an affinity with the “ancient landmark” of revival or is it more akin to Frodisham’s and/or the Acid Cloud Vision prophecy? Does Bentley speak the truth and follow with false doctrine as warned about in Frodisham’s prophecy? Are we dealing with a form of Gnostic “Christianity” entering a cloud where there is a “Jesus” but a “Jesus” very different to the “Jesus” of scripture and the great landmark revivals of the past?
 
We then conclude with not only a conclusion – but a section on solutions because the fall out from this “revival” requires a way forward.
 
What is that way – we seek the Lord.
 
 
*  Judgement upon apostate nations
*  Wrath (not love) against all ungodliness
*  Anger against sin in the Church first
*  Separated people without spot or wrinkle (perfection)
*  Strong emphasis on reliance on God
*  Revelation to prepare for hard times – detailed warning given
*  Warning about pride
*  Warning against holding men in admiration and adulation
*  Many who have been anointed with signs and miracles become
lifted up and fall
*  Same persons who have been bright lights with the people delighting
in them are taken over by deceiving spirits and lead many people astray.
*  Last day warning of seducing spirits
*  Many of God’s anointed ones turned away by all this –
many falling through diverse lusts – sin abounds
*  Holy Spirit within emphasis and being led of the Spirit
*  The mighty outpouring will be one of judgment
(the counterfeit has been one of Jezebel love) upon many cities –
many being destroyed – many turning to seducing spirits
*  Doers of the Word emphasized – the action saints!
*  Theological words used to cover sin
*  Purification and sifting of the people of God –
only a few (remnant) having faith when Jesus comes – such is the testing!
*  Few walking the narrow way (
there are courses like Alpha that have made the narrow way wide!)
*  Satan comes as Angel of Light –
those who perform miracles and speak not righteousness = NOT OF GOD!
*  Further emphasis on JUDGEMENT!
*  Spiritual – not physical battleground!
*  Encouragement to search the scriptures in relation to the last days.
Things written shall be manifest.
*  Deceivers amongst God’s people in increasing numbers who speak
forth the truth and gain favour of the people –
people see what they say is consistent with the scriptures –
one accepted by the people – only then do they bring forth wrong doctrines.
*  False Ministers will appear as the “Truth”
*  Inner Witness will warn of a Minister not of God
*  Warning that even the elect shall be deceived
but not those in holiness and uprightness
*  Those who look to the Lord will know when the doctrine changes.
*  Ministers of righteousness – their own lives will agree with the Word.
*  Deceivers speak truth first – then error!
*  Desire of God for his Saints to be established in the Word –
not in the personalities of men.
*  Emphasis on the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
*  Being crucified with Him – anointing increase
*  Knowing the fellowship of Christ Jesus suffering –
no other way to partake of heavenly glory
*  Those who keep God’s truths before them will liberate many in bondage.
*  Man to judge himself – not be judged
*  Temptations will be intensified – Glory will be great alongside – keep on track!
*  Place of Holiness
*  Running not after this one or that one but looking unto the Lord.
 
Reminder of key points from Revelation in relation to the
Activities of the Beast and the False Prophet
 
*  Great wonders
*  Maketh fire come down from heaven upon the earth
(Is there significance in the name of Bentley’s ministry?)
*  Deceiveth them on earth with miracles
*  Make an image to the Beast – can a tattoo be an image –
Does Bentley have an image of a devil on his body?
*  Marks on right hands and foreheads
*  Manifesting unclean spirits
*  Both the Beast and the False Prophet performed miracles –
Is therefore the emphasis at the “Lakeland Revival” on miracles,
what has come down from heaven or the old time
revival landmark of conviction, commitment and repentance?
*  Lake of fire and brimstone end
 
Most Important!
 
There is also a further prophecy I feel led to bring in at this stage.
It is the “Acid Cloud Vision” given in 1994 by Richard Smith.
Smith introduces the prophecy and gives what he saw,
particularly as it relates to the U.K.
 
This vision emerged with an unusually vivid degree of clarity on
Thursday morning the 29th September 1994,
just before I was about to go out and do some studying.
 
Realise this! The UK "Church" has been a far distance from
the Early Church Model for some time! 

Following a period of pouring out my distressed feelings about the condition
of the Church to Jesus, who is our heavenly Advocate, I saw ahead of me a
large billowing black cloud which carried lots of soot and other pollutants.
Its sulphurous stench revealed that here was no natural cloud,
but rather it was the type of acid cloud which arises from the explosion of
some chemical plant or oil installation. Blown by its own momentum,
the acid cloud was rapidly heading towards a low waterless desert plain
which lay beneath some rocky mountains. Filling the plain were all types
of people whom I understood represented the Christian population of England.
Most were indigenous white Anglo-Saxons, but there were members
of various ethnic minorities as well.
 
These stood for the immigrant population in England.
 
Happening now!

FOUR GROUPS. On closer inspection,
I could see that this vast assembly was divided into four main groups.
The first of these was the one that was nearest to the cloud
and was obviously coming under its influence.
This particular group can be known as the intoxicated.
Behind them, closely intermingled together, were the second and third groups -
these can be known as the fearful and the angry.
Still further behind at a little distance was a smaller group
who will be known as the prepared. However, one fact was obvious -
the acid cloud was going to cover all four groups
regardless of whether they wanted it to or not.

It was at this point that I perceived that the cloud was
blowing in from the Westerly direction.

In response to this cloud, the first group were laughing, dancing and singing.
A few of their members were lying prostrate and
making all kinds of animal noises. Some were so deliriously happy
that they actually formed a dance line, which - while they were dancing the conga -
snaked its way into the cloud. With a start, I realised their mistake.
Already intoxicated by invisible fumes emanating from the front of the cloud,
this group were wrongly assuming that the polluted cloud was a
refreshing rain cloud that represented God's presence.
They failed to see what its true nature was.

The second group of Christians saw what the cloud consisted of, but then panicked.
Some ran away and tripped over, knocking themselves out, while others stood there,
 frozen to the ground, looking in two directions at once.
Like the first group, they too were swallowed up by the cloud.
Their fundamental mistake was to panic in the face of evil.

Whilst this was happening, the third group of Christians
(who also saw that the cloud was a menace) stood before it
shaking their fists and making all kinds of angry noises.
Some were kicking at it with their feet. Like the previous two groups,
they were clad in light, flimsy summer clothing.
Their mistake was to try to fight the cloud in their own strength.
Consequently, they too were swallowed up.
Moreover, as the cloud ate up each of the three previous groups,
there was silence, followed by ear-piercing howls of pain,
succeeded by more silence - which was broken
only by the odd intermittent moan or throaty gurgle
which very much reminded me of a First World War gas attack.
 
Lord! Can this be us?
 
THE PREPARED. However, the fourth group of Christians were
getting ready to deal with the threat posed by this cloud.
With urgent haste, they were donning anti-chemical suits of clothing,
clamping on gas masks and putting on strong safety helmets which
had a bright light, like a miner's lamp, attached to it. Above the lamp
(which represented the light of the Holy Spirit)
near the top of the helmet was a bright red spot.
At once I discerned that this symbolised the Blood of Jesus Christ.
It was His mark on this group.

Strapped to their sides were white first-aid cases with red crosses on them.
These carried a wide assortment of medical aids to help those Christians
who had been burned by the cloud. In their right hands they carried
strong transparent riot shields, while in their left hands they carried
various types of weaponry.
These were obviously designed to fight the various kinds of principalities
which inhabit the cloud.
 
This must be our strategy!
 
Suddenly, at God's own timing, they formed a line, linked shields and
marched at an orderly pace into the cloud. They were obviously directed by
the Lord to do this. It was also clear that they were called to work very
closely together. (Note; later, Richard was shown that the strategy of this
group would be to advance at the Lord's command, fight strenuously,
rescue and minister to some of the wounded; then stand their ground
awaiting the next call for advance).

BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT. Somewhat taken aback by the implications
of this vision, I then used my mind to apply 1 Jn 4:1-3. In blunt Yorkshire tones,
I said, "Do you, the spirit who has brought this picture so vividly to mind,
boldly confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh"?
"Yes, I boldly confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh".
"Fine, what do you say about the Blood He shed on the Cross?"
"Through the Blood there is forgiveness of sin. It protected the
Israelites from My judgement on the Egyptian firstborn".
"Good. Now let's take counsel together and have some intelligent discussion.
Without repeating all the details that were revealed earlier,
would you please, Abba Father, send your Holy Spirit
to complete the interpretation of this vision?"
 
Utterly in control of what was happening ....
 
THE INTERPRETATION. Still utterly in control of what was happening,
I then slowly took stock of what the Holy Spirit was saying.
While creating a piercing clarity of mind that served to heighten
my intellectual faculties, the Holy Spirit gave me the following interpretation:
 
The more extreme is here now with "Emerge"
and the after shocks of Lakeland
 
1) The acid cloud not only represented what is currently known
as the Toronto Phenomenon, it also represents all that will come
out of that occurrence. The Toronto Phenomenon is so to speak
only the front edge of the cloud. It is paving a way for even more
extreme manifestations of the evil one. In short, "Toronto" can be
seen as a beginning rather than an end.

2) Being blown by its own momentum indicates that within the cloud
there is only what can be described as a hostile alien spirit. It is the
head spirit of many other spirits which inhabit the cloud.
Moreover, this alien spirit has been given permission by God to
try the loyalties of Christians in this country. Through a process of
sharp division, which will cause many wounds, it will become really
clear who in the Church is standing by Jesus and who is not. However,
some of those who belong to the first three groups will be given a few
further chances to repent. For a little while, the opportunity to get back
into a right relationship with God will exist.

3) The flat waterless desert plain represents English Society which is
bereft of the Holy Spirit. It may also have some bearing on other places
within the British Isles - even though it is England which is primarily
represented. Another point to mention is that if the Lord's people had
been on top of the rocky mountains,
(which represents nearness to God's presence) 
then they would have escaped the influence of the acid cloud.
Their position on the desert plain has left them desperately vulnerable to
the corrosive effects. In other words, being in the place where
Jesus Christ doesn't want them to be has stripped the Church
of many spiritual defences. Far from putting on the armour of God,
it is wearing loose, light summer clothes.
Furthermore, being in the desert place has caused many
Christians to seek to assuage their thirst from the wrong
spiritual sources. That is one reason why the first group
greeted the cloud with such enthusiasm.
It seemed to offer an easy way to meet their needs.

4) As was stated earlier, the people in the plain were Christians -
mainly charismatic/evangelical Christians, but there were also a
fair number of representatives from the established denominations as well.
They were conspicuous for their clerical collars,
long robes and self-important expressions on their faces.
It was clear that this cloud is going to have a very widespread effect.
 
Spiritual Weapons
 
5) As was clearly seen in the vision itself, the four groups rep-resented
four possible reactions to the acid cloud. Only the last was appropriate
to the situation in hand. In particular, those who stood frozen to the ground
looking in two directions stood for Christian leaders who were trying to
find expedient diplomatic solutions to what was an impossible situation.
Not surprisingly, most of their supporters were quickly deserting them -
leaving them alone to be swallowed up by the cloud. At this juncture, I
 believe the Holy Spirit is clearly saying, "beware of man-made
expedients in dealing with the Toronto Phenomenon".
What the Church faces here is primarily a spiritual,
not cultural or psychological problem.
Spiritual weapons will be needed to deal with it.
 
Absolutely Correct!
 
6) The role of the fourth group, which was the only one really doing
God's will, was two-fold. Firstly it has to use the spiritual weapons
given it to attack the principalities which were in the cloud.
Secondly, it had to help restore Christians from the previous
three groups who had been injured by it. Regrettably,
some Christians they will have to bypass,
because they will either refuse treatment or be in such a
wild state that it will be impossible to deal with them.
 
This is a serious true and accurate warning.
In our ministry we are witnessing this right now!
 
By no means will all Christians survive the passing of the cloud.
Some will forsake their faith, while others will suffer from
permanent physical and mental breakdowns.
A few will even lose their very lives there.

I began to see that the acid cloud was also the cloud of God's
judgement that will have to pass over the Church until evil is
forcibly removed from it. Only after the acid cloud has done its
work will the Church be pure enough to receive the cloud of God's
presence. This cloud will in turn bring further cleansing and
much-needed revival. However, the time for this second cloud to pass
over is not yet. Any hopes of immediate revival are therefore premature.
This means that taken as a whole, the Toronto Phenomenon does not
represent a time of refreshing, rather it represents what is perhaps
the first instalment of a VERY severe judgement on the churches in this country.
 
Being Handed over to Satan
 
In a very real sense, the mass of God's people are being handed
over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh. Only those who are
faithful to the Lord in all things will be exempt from this judgement -
even though they may be distressed by its consequences.
For members of the fourth group, there is the challenge to
stand together and not act as a group of disparate individuals.
 
Decision Time
 
In closing, I believe the Holy Spirit is challenging you who read this
document to decide which groups you belong to - is it to be the
intoxicated, the fearful, the angry or the prepared? Great evil is
coming upon many churches in this country -
there exists only a little time to make this decision.
Leeds, United Kingdom
 
 
CAN I just say before starting this study on Bentley’s “revival”
that this work be seen as part of the preparation work? My heart
is that God sees us fit to be part of the fourth group so wise in God
with a heart to set the captive free from what is proven to be a false revival.
 
The evidence you are about to study overwhelmingly
proves that the “Lakeland Revival” is not of the God of the Bible.
 
I have not come to provide proof primarily from an
academic angle but to give the heart of God who loves
all those caught up in this cloud. Our heart is to
“set the captive free”, our God using Satan to destroy
the great flesh elements of Babylon that have infiltrated the Church.
 
New Age Christianity is growing fast but I believe God has a remnant he has
been preparing through suffering to manifest him to many broken hearted
who will be victims of this false cloud of “revival.”
 
As well as bringing facts my main heart is to bring a true prophetic insight into a
“revival” that is being embraced by millions worldwide.
Rev. Dr. David P. Griffiths pictured here ministering in Colombo, Sri Lanka
 
I  Perhaps the best known of modern day "revivalists" Todd Bentley
(Seen here seemingly before tattoos and piercings,
there being evidence to show that he has been a
"Minister" with and without tattoos)
 
 
Primary evidence is the key to understanding whether this apparent man of God
is truly the “revivalist” he seems to claim to be. One can then discern through
the power of God whether this is real or one of the end-time deceptions
Frodisham’s prophecy warns us about, our study including the role of the
Beast and False Prophet during the end times.
 
 
 The primary evidence being used in this study is Bentley’s own book:
Journey into the Miraculous published by Destiny Image Publishers of
P.O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257-0310.
The book is copyrighted by Todd Bentley himself dated 2008.
Acknowledgement is given to Thomas Nelson Inc., the founder of this
company reportedly associated with the Rhodes Round Table in
Edinburgh that reportedly set up the opportunity for Alexandrian
Bible translations to help bring in a one world religion.
 
 
Proven: Pagan Influences in Bentley's Book
 
Rupert Murdoch, owner of The Sun and Sky Television is acknowledged too
through his company Zondervan who gave permission for use of their
pagan “Bibles” all of whom question the very deity of Jesus Christ.
We will see how key this is with Patricia King’s “blue flame belief”
which gives ultimate reference to “a son” as in the NIV rather than
“the son”! This without doubt immediately shows a pagan influence
on the book whether or not this is realised by Bentley.
 
On a personal note, I refuse to copyright our material – it not being
ours to copyright as we see what we write as inspired of God –
and so how can you copyright God? That is for the Commercial
Babylon that has infiltrated the Church – and it is time for these
money changers to be thrown out!
 
Commercial Babylon is rife in the Church – these new concocted
“revivals” being backed by big business. We need to get rid of this
refusing to use commercially motivated “praise songs”, books and
“Bibles”. You can tell the commercial interest when work is
copyrighted and sold for company profit.
 
1 Timothy 6:9-11 (King James Version) 
 
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare,
and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown
men in destruction and perdition.  
 
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while
some coveted after, they have erred from the faith,
and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.  
 
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow
after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 
 
Love of Money ........
 
We will see this scripture manifest before us during this study with those
of the commercial interest falling into foolish and hurtful lusts.
We must throw the money changers out of “the Temple” as Jesus did.
 
Bentley claims to have been born again between Christmas 1993
and the first week of January 1994. Journey into the Miraculous p. 21.
Bentley’s second chapter tells of a traumatic childhood escaping death
on occasions with mum kicking dad out, an apparent victim of the late
60’s, early 70’s free love, peace and sex era. Journey into the Miraculous p.41.
 
Testimony of a past in the occult, heavy metal music and pornography
is openly admitted by Bentley as well as an admission of being a thief.
Journey into the Miraculous p.44/45. Admission is also given of
communicating with spirits from the grave.
 
 
Bentley: I was so hungry for the spirit world and so fascinated by ghosts, demons, and horror movies, that I’d go and get high and drunk in cemeteries. What I was really hungry for, though, was God, but I didn’t know Him, or know how to find Him.
 
Today, people ask me if my involvement with the occult and my hunger for the
dark side had anything to do with how quickly I eventually grew in the anointing.
I believe that those demonic experiences did help me become more sensitive to the spirit realm. God is amazing- He can redeem anything! 
Journey into the Miraculous p. 47-48.
 
Bentley’s adolescence is covered in Chapter 4, Bentley stating that he grew up
with few restraints and little discipline. He admits violent passions and being
involved with parties and gangs. He seems willing to be frank and open about
a lurid past before being “born again”.
 
Summary of Bentley's Life
 
 Bentley goes into detail about his past seemingly preferring that we hear it
directly from him rather than have the press blast him and his ministry.
His past is summed up by Bentley as follows:
 
*  Hate filled messed up youth
*  Criminal activity and charged with sexual assault
*  Hurt many people and spent time in prison because of it
*  Sexually abused at 8
*  First sex with a woman at age 11
*  Incarcerated with murderers and sex offenders
*  Drug Addict
 
Bentley claims that the blood of Jesus has washed this away.
Who can argue with that? If this is the case, therefore how is it that
during his time in Christian ministry Bentley covered himself with
tattoos of an obviously pagan nature? Journey into the Miraculous p. 54-64
 
WE ask that question particularly in relation to “blood cutting” and the message
Bentley’s tattoos are giving out.
 
Bentley then shows a re-uniting with his dad before overdosing the second time,
the drug being LSD. Journey into the Miraculous p. 64-67
 
The story of how Bentley becomes “born again” follows in his book and in
this part of our analysis let me say that God is giving me a great heart for
Todd, there is a crying out from my soul but I genuinely wonder whether
there has been a genuine or counterfeit experience here. My heart is to be
led of God and if a counterfeit I trust there can be a real experience.
 
I believe Todd is under a counterfeit influence and control which comes
out later in this report. This influence and control is widespread across the world,
many falling for it – the remnant being prepared
with a great rescue package from God.
 
Testimony. Bentley admits he had reached rock bottom and did not feel able
to return to his dad. He rang his Auntie Bell asking if Mom would have him
home. His mom however was apparently scared of him and had not seen
him for four years, but nevertheless she had him home.
 
On coming home Bentley discovered that one of his friends from school Aaron
was a drug dealer who was able to supply Bentley with what he wanted.
They met in drug ridden ‘demonic’ activities until Aaron became “born again.”
 
An encounter with a tough guy named Wally in a restaurant followed,
this guy having been involved in enforcing loan shark payments by
breaking legs etc. He brought in a Catholic family Bible asking if
Bentley knew where he had got this Bible. This Bible had fallen off the bookstore
shelf showing a sale price Wally could afford, Wally following this up with a
witness to Bentley that involved “hell fire and brimstone”!
 
Thumping a big white Catholic Bible at Bentley Wally demanded that Bentley
had to get saved!
 
Crux of the Problem
 
I believe this is where we are hitting the crux of the problem with Bentley.
It is highly significant that it was a Catholic Bible that fell off the bookshelf
with Wally. It is highly significant that the true Word of God, one that
does not have to rely on physical manifestation does not seem to play any
part in Bentley’s Testimony. 
For the true Word of God does not have to rely on physical occurrences
which are a primary part of Bentley’s testimony. 
 
Hebrews 11: 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen. 
 
I believe there has been a widespread infiltration throughout the world of
occult forces into the Churches – forces that appear “like the most high”
but forces that have come to “kill, steal and destroy”. Lindsay and I have
witnessed this throughout 20 years of Christian Ministry in Britain –
evil forces infiltrating in and taking people away into a cloud of control and
manipulation.
 
We believe what’s happening now with this “Bentley new thing”
is a Catholic motivated trap taking away Protestants into a trap of
mysticism,  escape, and greed – the greed coming from the
Catholic side which Luther stood against – the wholesale ripping off -
of the people!
 
Different "Jesus" in Catholic Bibles
 
We see that the evidence of “things not seen” does not seem to pay any
part in this testimony; indeed if we start reading the texts of Catholic Bibles
we discover the “Jesus” in them is a very different character to the one of
the true Bible.
 
It is not altogether clear from the text which Catholic Bible
Bentley is referring to but it is like to be either Rheims Douay or the
Jerusalem Bible.
 
With all the modern translations (of which publishers Nelson and
Murdoch Bentley has had to ask permission to use) depicting a very
different Jesus to that of the Authorised Version, we have to ask which
Jesus Bentley has received his salvation through. We discover later in
this study that there is a New Age Jesus as well as a Biblical one!
 
First of all we need to establish from the true Word of God that Satan –
the Counterfeit Christ will appear “like the most high.” We have already
established that the False Prophet of Revelation will perform miracles
and so testimonies of miracles are no proof that Lakeland is a genuine “revival”,
but can Satan appear as Christ? Can Satan appear as the Saviour and even
have a giving of a life to him in the form of a counterfeit salvation?
I believe this is absolutely the case and the counterfeit Bibles with their
heretical doctrines all play a part in this process. Bentley has even acknowledged
that he has asked permission of the Publishers of the counterfeit Bibles to use
them in his book. Had he used the KJV – no such permission would have been
required for the price of this book has been paid for in blood.
 
Can Satan be like the most high?????
 
Isaiah 14:12-14 (King James Version) 
 
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!  
 
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God:
I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation,
in the sides of the north:  
 
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will be like the most High.
 
Answer: YES
 
Does Satan enjoy the same titles as Jesus in Bentley’s Catholic Bibles?
 
NIV Isa. 14: 12 How you have fallen from heaven,
       O morning star, son of the dawn!
       You have been cast down to the earth,
       you who once laid low the nations! 
 
13 You said in your heart,
       "I will ascend to heaven;
       I will raise my throne
       above the stars of God;
       I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
       on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. 
 
14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
       I will make myself like the Most High." 
 
15 But you are brought down to the grave,
       to the depths of the pit.
 
NIV II Peter 1:19  
 
And we have the word of the prophets made more certain,
and you will do well to pay attention to it,
as to a light shining in a dark place,
until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
 
NIV Rev. 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony
for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David,
and the bright Morning Star."
 
Look how serious this is: Bentley’s NIV depicts the “Morning Star”
as being both Jesus and Lucifer.
 
Answer: Absolutely –
both Satan and NIV’s “Jesus” enjoy the very same title,
 
NIV’s Morning Star (note NIV has given the title “Morning Star” to Satan)
is referred to as arising in believers hearts! Rheims Douay and the New
Jerusalem Bibles refer to Day Stars and Morning Stars in relation to
Lucifer and its Jesus too. We therefore can identify a Jesus in the Bibles
referred to by Bentley as a “Jesus” alien to the Jesus of the revivals of old.
 
This is the primary reason why the fruits of Lakeland are so different
to the revivals of the past which enjoyed a Protestant Reformed heritage
rather than a polluted Catholic one.
 
We can prove the Catholic Gnostic Origins 0f the "Bibles"
Bentley uses
 
The codices used in the translations of all these “Bibles” are
Vaticanus and Sinaiticus, codices for centuries discredited by the Protestant
Church. Bentley’s Catholic history goes further. As well as accepting Catholic
scriptures, no mention has been found by me of the Protestant scriptures,
Bentley admits to partaking of Catholic Mass after being “born again”.
See his You Tube video at http://www.wikio.com/video/245544
 
The evidence is there for all to hear!
 
Bentley partakes of the Mass
 
 
 
Bentley admits partaking of the Catholic Mass on Monday nights as well as getting involved in what may appear as the gifts of the Spirit. This is a major change from the attitude of former revivalists. Would Edwin Orr, Evan Roberts, Duncan Campbell, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, Norman Grubb & Rees Howells have partaken of the Catholic Mass and moved in the gifts of the Spirit after being born again?
 
The Catholic Mass is a major heresy and the fact that Bentley links the activity
to moving on to what appears to be the gifts of the Spirit is a major concern.
The Council of Trent which gives direction to Catholic Priests affirms that
priests have power to turn bread and wine into the literal body and blood of
Jesus meaning quite frankly that this is re-crucifying Jesus which is why
Catholics still have Jesus on the Cross.
 
"The Council of Trent summarizes the Catholic faith by declaring:
"Because Christ our Redeemer said that it was truly his body that
he was offering under the species of bread, it has always been the
conviction of the Church of God, and this holy Council now declares
again, that by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes
place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance
of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the
wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic
Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation."
Pg. 347, #1376.
 
This clearly proves that Bentley (after being “born again”) has partaken of a ceremony akin to cannibalism – the eating of the literal body, and drinking of the literal blood of Jesus Christ’s earthly body.
 
The Catechism of the Catholic Church goes further showing for how long the
Eucharistic presence of Christ lasts.
 
"The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at the moment of the
consecration and endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsist.
Christ is present whole and entire in each of the species and whole
and entire in each of their parts, in such a way that the breaking of
the bread does not divide Christ."
Pg. 347 #1377
 
This revival of Bentley and others like it like Toronto etc.
have been part of a wholesale attempt to rid this nation
of its Protestant heritage
 
Attempts of the Catholic Church to support these actions with scripture
are weak indeed, and we have to remember that we live in a Protestant
country, the Protestant Reformed Religion being established by law, and
the sight of charismatics of Protestant origin embracing a spirit away from
our Christian heritage is one which God looks upon with great sadness,
His Holy Ghost having brought us a Reformation that freed us
from all this oppression.
 
 
Bentley openly admits his Catholic “born again” testimony and openly
admits his partaking of the literal body of Christ Jesus in the form of a wafer,
the reference in John 6 being a clear spiritual reference, not a physical one as
the New Covenant is the spiritual covenant.
 
The Protestant Church is clearly entering a challenging time as we lead up to
Christ Jesus return, this challenge is the fact that many are being seduced
away from the ancient doctrine of faith, Bentley’s Catholic Bibles telling a
very different Gospel to that of the True Word.
 
IN BENTLEY’S likely CATHOLIC BIBLE: THE NEW JERUSALEM
BIBLE JESUS IS NOT EQUAL TO THE FATHER –
BENTLEY’S NIV agreeing and adding on Jesus as being “a god”
 
NJB Phil. 2:6  Who, being in the form of God,
did not count equality with God something to be grasped.
 
NIV Phil. 2:6 Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
 
NIV John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
(Jesus not “begotten” here)
 
Daniel 3:25  He said, "Look! I see four men walking around in the fire,
unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.
 
"NOTE THE FALSE PROPHET OF DEUT. 13 brought wonders and called the
group to other gods. With Bentley’s tattoos depicting other gods, with
Bentley’s Bibles proclaiming Jesus as “a god” –
 then surely Bentley is meeting the criteria of a Biblical false prophet. 
 
Deuteronomy 13:1-2 (King James Version)
 
If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams,
and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,  
 
And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee,
saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known,
and let us serve them;
 
2 Peter 2:1 (King James Version)
 
But there were false prophets also among the people,
even as there shall be false teachers among you,
who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,
even denying the Lord that bought them,
and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
 
What greater heresy can you get by denying the very deity of Christ Jesus,
these heresies being in Bentley’s Bibles and in his action of transubstantiation.
 
In the true Bible Jesus is of the same substance of the Father –
fully one with the Father – “begotten” not made!
 
Philippians 2:6 (King James Version) 
 
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be
equal with God:
 
John 3:16 (King James Version) 
 
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
 
1 John 5:7 (King James Version) 
 
For there are three that bear record in heaven,
the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
 
I John 5:7 NOT IN BENTLEY’S NIV or likely
CATHOLIC BIBLE NJB. We know, therefore that Bentley
embraces the Catholic Mass and “Bibles” that have vital
doctrines removed replacing them with damnable heresies
as Peter warned us would happen.
 
Deuteronomy 4:2 (King James Version)
 
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you,
neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep
the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you
 
Revelation 22:18-19 (King James Version) 
 
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the
prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things,
God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  
 
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of
this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life,
and out of the holy city, and from the things which are
written in this book..
 
This sad story of Bentley continues with an apparent quest for the Bible
but which Bible? He fails to say but one would assume it would be one of
the ones he has asked Thomas Nelson and Rupert Murdoch to use.
 
We have witnessed infiltration from these forces
 
Communication with men of FGBMFI, a charismatic organization highly
influenced by the Catholic Church followed with an admitted continued
fellowship with Catholics on Mondays! He continued Word studies using
a Catholic Concordance with an admission that at that stage he had not
realised that there was a difference between Catholic and Protestant concordances.
What is even more important is whether he realises there is a difference
between Catholic Bibles embracing Codices Vaticanus and Sinaiticus
and the blood bought Protestant Bible – the KJV!
 
Speaking in tongues and being “baptised in the Spirit” after being ministered
to by FGBMFI followed with a comment that God can do anything he wants,
apparently not knowing that there are things God cannot do.
Journey in the Miraculous p. 81-87
 
God Cannot Lie: Hebrews 6:18 
 
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie,
we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay
hold upon the hope set before us:
 
The Word of God cannot return void:
 
John 1: 1In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 
Isa. 55: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of
my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it
shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
 
Catholic Mentor
 
Bentley relates a story of his Catholic mentor Frenchie who moved
by the gifts as Bentley puts it but behaves in a different way.
We would argue that it is the Word of God that convicts which is
why so much emphasis with the old revivalists is placed on the true Word,
the true scriptures looking to be completely missing from Bentley’s life.
Journey in the Miraculous p. 88-89
 
Spiritual Experiences
 
Various accounts continue in Bentley’s book of spiritual experiences in his life,
there being a summary in Chapter 9 of five areas “the Lord” was dealing with him.
These were intimacy, the prophetic, healing, evangelism and repentance
and so as this paper has an emphasis on revival, we concentrate on the
latter as this was so much a part of the old revivals.
 
An interesting comment is made by Bentley: The Highway of Holiness.
Week after week I preached the conviction of sin, repentance, holiness
and the consecrated life. I realized that the highway of miracles and glory
was the highway of holiness. Journey in the Miraculous p. 152
 
This comment is very much in line with the revivalists of old but with all the
history, one wonders if God has really taken Bentley to a point of repentance
to him despite of all the heresy and false teaching so prevalent in his book.
 
He states that the Holy Spirit dealt with him in areas of ungodly music,
sexual impurity and a set-apart lifestyle. Of course it is true to say that
the Holy Ghost would deal with these areas and Bentley relates
repentance and conviction happening amongst young people.
Bentley, however,  discovers the order his ministry would take,
an order out of line with the priorities of the old revivalists.
 
Bentley places revival through intimacy and God’s prophetic voice first,
then healing, and then holiness, repentance plus the abandoned life
but surely the priority is all wrong here. Surely repentance would come
first to allow God to speak through the cleansed vessel rather than the unclean.
Journey in the Miraculous p. 153
 
Normal Pentecostal Background?
 
As regards to the healing ministry Bentley claims a normal Pentecostal background
in ministry reading T.L. Osborn’s Healing the Sick &
F.F. Bosworth’s classic Christ the Healer.
 
Bentley: I started preaching on everything I saw in the Bible that
had to do with healing – the principles of faith, theology of healing,
hindrances to healing, and how to maintain your healing.
I trusted that the Holy Spirit would confirm the word.
Journey in the Miraculous p. 167
 
Testimonies of miraculous healings follow with Bentley claiming later to have a
“healing mantle” with Bentley referring to the great healing evangelists of the
past and present. Bentley recalls travelling to South Africa to receive as Bentley
puts it the “mantle of John G. Lake”, a trip seemingly confirmed by Patricia King.  
Journey in the Miraculous p. 181-202
 
Great testimonies of great meetings follow which look so consistent with the
Word of God, these meetings seeming to be more Pentecostal than Catholic Charismatic.
 
"Healing Revival Angel"
 
 An encounter with an angel follows in Bentley’s accounts of great happenings
around the World but what is unusual in the book which separates it from all
other Pentecostal healing accounts is a call to Edinburgh, seat of Thomas Nelson,
Publishers –place of the reported New World Order threat to true Christianity.
A distinction is given in his Scottish account, Scotland being the last place of
U.K. Revival in 1949, this distinction being that Bentley for the first time uses
the term healing revival for which a healing revival angel had been assigned.
 
Bentley: While I was out on the floor in Albany, the Lord said,
(as a confirmation to me that this was an angel of healing revival,)
that he was going to give me the name of three revivals and the three
revivalists that this angel had worked with ……
 
Frodisham’s prophecy featured by clicking here says this:
 
Be not deceived. For the deceiver will first work to
gain the hearts of many, and then shall bring
forth his insidious doctrines.
 
After recounting a great deal of healing evangelistic meetings around the
world that seem to have a continuous Pentecostal base, Bentley then
relates the “hound of heaven on Dad’s trail.” An account of his father
Dave is given saying that after being saved he had toured the world with Todd.
Journey in the Miraculous p. 335-347
 
Major Heresy
 
 Bentley then gives his insights into the future and the development of his ministry.
Journey in the Miraculous p. 351-368 This development is very concerning as he
“prophetically” utters that the emphasis needs to be on the supernatural for the
Church already believes in Jesus so this “awakening” –
the “new thing” is about the angels – the prophetic!
(taken from audio of Todd Bentley)
 
Jesus Christ: The Pre-Eminent
 
Colossians 1:17-19 (King James Version) 
 
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.  
 
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.  
 
For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
 
Bentley has got it wrong in his priorities!
This is the emphasis. I know about moving in the prophetic,
I have seen great healing miracles but if I only know one thing –
its this – in all things CHRIST JESUS MUST HAVE THE PRE-EMINENCE
and I believe the Jesus (when he does use the name)
Bentley is honouring is not the Jesus of my Bible!
 
"New Age Christianity"
 
 I really believe we are dealing with a New Age Christianity spirit here so
embraced by Patricia King that what we are seeing is a New Age festival
of false signs and wonders akin to the False Prophet and the Beast of Revelation.
 
I can prove it:
 
It is clear from our discoveries in this section on Todd Bentley’s
life from primary evidence that there is clearly a different Jesus
being talked about here:
 
1)  A “Jesus” who is “a son of the gods”
and not equal with the Father (in Bentley’s Bible)
2)  A “Jesus” who becomes his previous physical self in a
wafer to be eaten by his followers.
3)  A “Jesus” who seems to have forgotten all the landmark
revival principles of the Bible.
 
It is clear from our studies that this “Jesus” of this revival is appearing
“like the most high” as the scripture saith! The Jesus of Alexandrian
Roman Catholic Gnosticism is not the Jesus of the Bible.
 
Go ye therefore, saith the Lord and preach this word throughout
the World that I have come that ye may have life and life in abundance.
 
Truly these are the days saith the Lord that I gave clear instruction
about in my Word, clear words that are to be heeded by my people!
 
Explore my scriptures in depth, be moved by My Spirit saith the Lord
and be prepared for a mighty harvest of souls. Be not dismayed by the
goings on of this world, be moved by My Word to preach the Gospel,
to establish sound doctrine amongst my people to prevent them from
being led astray by the vagrancies of the evil one.
 
II    Bentley’s Teachers and Associates
 
*  Peter Wagner of the International Coalition of Apostles
 
The following is a transcript of what Peter Wagner said on the platform
of the “Lakeland Revival” – June 23, 2008.
 
A warm welcome to those of you who are present in this tent and to you
who are watching through GOD TV. You are about to witness an event
which could well have historic implications not only for the Lakeland
Outpouring but also for our nation and for many other nations of the world.
Prophets have been telling us for years that God is about to launch an
extraordinary spiritual awakening with signs and wonders, and for over two
months Todd Bentley has been leading one of the more obvious fulfillments of
those prophecies. This is an exciting place to be right now!
 
 
 My name is Peter Wagner and I am President of Global Harvest Ministries based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have served the body of Christ in apostolic ministry for many years, and currently I preside over the International Coalition of Apostles which brings together over 500 recognized apostles. I have the honor of being assigned to preside over this momentous occasion, and I am humbled as I approach the task with an enormous sense of awe. Holy Spirit, I invite Your presence, Your power, and Your direction.
 
This is a ceremony celebrating the formal apostolic alignment of Todd Bentley.
My first desire is to lay a biblical foundation for what we are about to do.
 
I will begin with a scripture that has been a central text for those of us who are
in the stream of the contemporary apostolic/prophetic movement,
 
Ephesians 4:11-12: And He Himself [Jesus at His ascension] gave some
To be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists
And some pastors and teachers, For the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry.
 
(This apparent scriptural reference is from the highly discredited
NKJV published by Thomas Nelson in view of producing a
one-world religion …… - the true scripture relates the task to
perfecting which is discouraged by these false revivals as this task
means bringing about the manifestation of the Body of Christ – Eph. 5:30)
 
The word “equipping” is a translation of the Greek katartizo which literally means “aligning,” as in setting a broken bone or a chiropractic adjustment. It means putting things in order so that the body functions as it was designed to function. This is one of the responsibilities of apostles such as those whom you see on the platform, and that is the reason we are present tonight. For example, Paul wrote to Titus, “For this reasonI left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking” (Titus 1:5).
 
Speaking of Paul and Titus, their relationship is a biblical prototype of apostolic alignment.
The same would apply to Paul and Timothy. The apostolic alignment of Timothy and Titus  with Paul was a principal factor in allowing God to develop and fulfill His complete destiny in both of their lives.
 
But Paul himself was also apostolically aligned. Soon after he was called to join Barnabas and his colleagues in Antioch for the then controversial ministry of planting churches among Gentiles, he traveled to Jerusalem to bring a gift for famine relief and also to align with some of the apostles. I want to use the experience that Paul had on that occasion as the text for the protocol for tonight’s alignment and commissioning of Todd Bentley.
 
It is found in Galatians 2:9 which tells the story of one of Paul’s visits to Jerusalem:
 
And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars,
Perceived the grace that had been given to me,
They gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship,
That we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
 
Todd is following Paul’s example by inviting to the platform three apostolic pillars of today’s church: Ché Ahn of Pasadena, California, Bill Johnson of Redding, California, and John Arnott of Toronto, Canada, Todd’s native land. They represent an apostolic network called Revival Alliance.
 
Notice that the apostles in Jerusalem “perceived the grace that God had
given to Paul.” “The word “grace” is charis, the root of charisma, meaning
“spiritual gift or gifts.” In Paul’s case it was the gift mix necessary to carry
the gospel to the Gentiles. In Todd’s case it is the gift mix necessary to lead
the Lakeland Outpouring.
 
I have a question for the three apostles:
Do you perceive the grace of God given to Todd Bentley
as an evangelist to lead the Lakeland Outpouring? [Answer: “I do.”]
 
I have a question for Todd Bentley: Do you recognize the apostolic
authority of these three men in your life and ministry, and do you
desire to establish an apostolic alignment with them and with
Revival Alliance? [Answer: “I do.”]
 
With this affirmation we will move to a formal commissioning, equivalent
to “offering the right hand of fellowship” as the three apostles did to Paul in Jerusalem.
 
This commissioning represents a powerful spiritual transaction taking
place in the invisible world. With this in mind, I take the apostolic authority
that God has given me and I decree to Todd Bentley: ·
 
Your power will increase.
· Your authority will increase.
· Your favor will increase.
· Your influence will increase.
· Your revelation will increase.
 
Interesting to note that with Bentley's misbehaviour,
the exact opposite has happened
 
I also decree that: · A new supernatural strength will flow through this ministry.
· A new life force will penetrate this move of God.
· A government will be established to set things in their proper order.
· God will pour out a higher level of discernment to distinguish truth from error.
· New relationships will surface to open gates for the future.
http://stevehickey.wordpress.com/2008/06/23/todd-bentley-c-peter-wagner-and-apostolic-alignment-at-the-florida-healing-outpouring/
 
Heavy Shepherding
 
In UK our ministry used to have associations with Life Changing Ministries of
Hanley, Stoke On Trent. We have completely removed all such associations
as we noticed its founder Trevor Newport becoming more and more entangled
with what we see as a pagan organisation, of which we heve understood
he has become European Co-ordinator.
 
Many reliable reports have come into us of extreme heavy shepherding in his
own organisation, our own witness being one of may hurt people who today are
concerned at going near any "Church". There is clearly extreme bad fruit coming
through this organisation in our view, there being a longing in our ministry to
bring the understanding oif what is true revival. Please click here.
 
*  Rory and Wendy Alec of God Channel
 
As one time partners with God TV Lindsay and I are saddened at the way
this channel has moved forward in a melting pot of New Age conflict and ideas.
 
In their partnership letter of 19th. May 2008 II Chronicles 7:14 is quoted.
 
Quoted but not correctly written as in the following KJV statement.
 
2 Chronicles 7:14 (King James Version) 
 
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves,
and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; t
hen will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin,
and will heal their land. 
 
Rory and Wendy, however, chooses to take away the key introduction of the verse and quote a Egyptian counterfeit version namely NIV, the perversion that gives the same title to Jesus as it does to Lucifer, declaring Jesus to be “Capstone” the top stone of a pyramid. No wonder we are living in a day when sound doctrine is not being endured. Part in green not in God Channel presentation.
 
NIV II Chron. 7:14
 
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves
and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
 
It is interesting to note that the key introduction is left out in a letter that is
supposed to be about Bentley’s “revival.”
 
Alec continues to say about the privilege it has been to present Todd Bentley’s
“revival” from Florida, an action which apparently broke their programming
budget! What a shame they were not around in 1949 because the dear souls in
the Hebrides would not have charged to present what God was doing there!
However, in the commercial Babylon of the Florida Revival one can well
understand that the Alec’s have broken their budget!!!!!
 
A very revealing statement summing up the situation with God Channel
is revealed by a statement in their June programming details:
 
We sense so strongly in our spirits that this is the beginning of A NEW
DIMENSION OF CHRISTIAN TELEVISION which focuses on the SUPERNATURAL.
Our vision and passion at GOD TV is to bring anointed, prophetic, and SUPERNATURAL programming to YOUR television screen and screens across the globe so that people
everywhere can be reconciled with God.
 
My conviction is to preach the WORD first and HAVE JESUS IN THE
PRE-EMINENT POSITION for by concentrating on the supernatural without
discernment is leaving oneself open to disaster. Preaching the WORD must come
first with God confirming his WORD second.
 
Mark 16:15-20 (King James Version) 
 
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  
 
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth
not shall be damned.  
 
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they
cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;  
 
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing,
it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.  
 
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them,
he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.  
 
And they went forth, and preached every where,
the Lord working with them,
and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
 
*  John Arnott
 
Part of the recent commission team supporting Bentley, Arnott sees a
link with his own “revival”, the “Toronto Blessing” that affected the World
writing to Bentley:
 
Todd, you need to keep going in these meetings as long as the Lord is moving.
I feel that this is a prophetic sign that another wave of revival is coming to North America.
If you remember, the laughing revival was released in Lakeland via
Rodney Howard Browne. Randy Clark went to one of Rodney's meetings in
November 1993 in Tulsa and came to Toronto in January of 1994 and it all broke out here.
So, the meetings starting again in Lakeland could mean that revival gets another fresh start all over the world!
 
 
What a silly, silly comment to make, revival in history never starting like this –
look what the Toronto phenomenon caused. I witnessed it when at Elim Bible
College, a fellow student Greg coming out to me declaring “they’re just manifesting devils in there” A release from all this is coming for God is establishing a remnant who will move in and restore the Word to those longing release from the Torontos, Alphas and Lakelands that have caused so much damage to so many!
 
*  Rick Joyner
Cedric Harmon in Charisma clearly proved that Joyner is a member of this
sinister order infiltrating into all areas of Charismatic churches, resulting in
my view into spiritual experiences most Charismatics need deliverance from.
 
Joyner's own admission is here:
 
Articles/1000014047/MorningStar_Ministries
/About/Q_and_A/Knights_of_Malta.aspx
 
Part of Charismamagazine’s article is here:
 
Joyner has even written a book about the Knights of Malta, Courage That Changed the World, which features a photograph of the robed "grand master" of the order.
 
 
 
In the book, Joyner compares the Knights to end-time Christians who will
overcome the world's evils through faith in Christ. What Joyner didn't realize
when he wrote his book is that the group he joined has "no connection
whatsoever with any legitimate order of chivalry of that name," according to
Guy Stair Sainty, historiographer of the priory in the United States of the Most
Venerable Order of St. John.
 
In a letter of response to an inquiry about Joyner's group, Sainty said the order
Joyner has joined is not the original Knights of Malta but "one of more than 20
similar bodies which misuse the name of St. John [to distribute] invented titles...
and worthless knighthoods." Sainty added that individuals who join the
legitimate Knights of Malta group must be Roman Catholic and have a bishop's recommendation.
 
Joyner's connection to the Knights of Malta has troubled some in the
prophetic movement who can't reconcile their Christian faith with
membership in a group they consider secretive or elitist. "I have a concern about it.
It's a secret society," says one former Morning Star staff member
who left in 1999 and requested anonymity when interviewed.
 
 
There are beliefs around stating that Joyner is part of a false church
moving into false revivals that will establish the religious side of the
New World Order.
 
Please see
 
 
 
There is reference to a roundtable in the latter site in which Joyner
is involved and this would be nsistent with the Round Table reportedly
set up in Edinburgh with Thomas Nelson that led to his phoney NKJV
devastating ministries all over the World.
 
There does not seem to be any denial from Joyner over his links to the
Knights of Malta, in fact it would seem his book embraces them
but as with all Gnostics there are elements of truth in Joyner’s teachings
coming out in his report of the Lakeland Revival.
 
Joyner says that controversy and persecution come with any move of God
which is true but the apparent move of Lakeland has little scripturally to
be able to stand up to that controversy. He compared the persecution to the
attack on Jesus when he began his healing ministry but Jesus had the Word
of God as his sword, whereas the “Bibles” of Lakeland are
catastrophic phoneys of Egypt.
 
Joyner follows with an attack on the Welsh Revival saying “there was no significant message that came out of it other than God moving and awakening his Church”.
A complete nonsense, the message coming out of it was the cry of
“Bend me” Bend me”, the brokenness of man leading onto such
a surrender that the greatest missions move of the twentieth century began.
 
In reference to Bentley’s tattoos Joyner has recognized that for some
they are hard to take but argues that it has been these tattoos that have
attracted many, a sharp contrast to the Hebridean Revival where the
brokenness of two praying ladies brought about such a move of the
Holy Ghost that people were driven to get right with God. Since when
has the Church been called to resort to the pagan practices of the World
to draw the sinner in?
 
This whole situation is a disgrace and I call both Joyner and Bentley to
leave their pagan outpouring and come into the fullness,
freshness and glory of God. “Emerge Update” (In Jesus)
 
*  Bob Jones
 
 
One of the controversial “Kansas City Prophets” Jones often speaks of a “paradigm shift” going on in the Church! This is an entering in of a “new age” in which miracles will become normal. Those resisting entry into the “new age,” occurring after the world has gone will go through a time of distress and not survive.
 
 
Chris Perver has written the following about Jones and Bentley
describing their activities within the context they both work.
 
Both Todd Bentley and Bob Jones claim to have experienced visitations from angels.
As we discussed in the previous article, these angels are not following the Biblical pattern.
 
These angels seek to glorify themselves instead of Christ, they seek to usurp authority over the Church, they proclaim the prosperity gospel and they manifest their presence in ungodly ways.
 
Both men also claim to have ascended into heaven on numerous occasions.
 
We have already related the story of how Todd Bentley was beamed up into heaven through a "pillar of fire", and was cut open by four angels while lying conscious on an operating table. Bob Jones also claims to have ascended up into heaven.
 
In fact Jones says he is able to do this 'at will', simply through an act of faith. And he has taken others with him for the ride. King then recounts an experience in which she was invited to ascend into the "third heaven" with Jones. He took her by the hand and they both closed their eyes, and after several minutes had transpired, King says she began to see a bright light which Jones then claimed was the heavenly realm.
 
But is there any Scriptural precedence for their experience? The Bible does mention several incidents where people have been caught up into heaven.
 
The Apostle Paul was caught up into the third heaven, and saw things which he said were not lawful for a man to utter (2nd Corinthians 12:2). But it is believed that this may have occurred during a near death experience when Paul was stoned in the city of Lystra (Acts 14:19).
 
The Apostle John was also caught up into heaven, and this was to receive a revelation of what will to come to pass during the last days (Revelation 4:1). But when it comes to claiming to be able to ascend into heaven at will, the Bible is emphatic.
 
"No man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, [even] the Son of man which is in heaven", John 3:13.
 
Proverbs 30:4 also asks the question, "Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?".
 
The experiences that these men talk about are not mentioned in the Bible. But they do have a precedent in the New Age movement. Astral projection is practiced by those involved in the occult. "Astral projection (or astral travel) is a paranormal interpretation of an out-of-body experience achieved either awake or via lucid dreaming or deep meditation".
 
 
These are disturbing words indeed Perver using
 
 
 
Strangely named angels are not new phenomena. Paul Keith Davis on Bob Jones’s website writes of an angel called “Breakthrough” in his article on revival dated April 2006.
 
 
This is in line with Jones’s own belief system which disturbs me as Bentley’s does, as this way of belief is one of experience first without real Biblical conviction leaving those taking part wide open to the operations of devils.
 
This was probably the case with Jones the Olathe Daily News of November 13. 1991 reporting:
 
Bob Jones, an associate of the Olathe Worship Center of the Metro Vineyard Fellowship of Kansas City, confessed Saturday to sexual misconduct with two women, who attend a Vineyard church in the Kansas City area, said Kenn Gulliksen, North American coordinator for the Association of Vineyard Churches. Jones, 63, was removed from his church duties for an undetermined amount of time, Gulliksen said:
 
While ministering at the churches’ national headquarters in Anaheim, Calif., last weekend, Jones was confronted with allegations of the incident by several close friends, Gulliksen said. The two women, after confronting Jones with their concerns about the possible impropriety of the incident, brought it to the attention of church leaders in Kansas City. When confronted, Gulliksen said Jones confessed to the allegations.
 
“He was ministering here in California on Saturday,” Gulliksen said. “He was very effective and helpful. He’s a sweet guy. Separate from the incident, he’s a sweet guy.”
 
Jones, whose Kansas City area phone number is unlisted, could not be reached for comment. An official at the Olathe church refused to comment and directed all calls to the Kansas City office. Repeated calls to the senior pastor in Kansas City were not returned.
 
Gulliksen would not elaborate on the incident, other than to say that during the past six months Jones had “delved into sexual misconduct” but that it did not involve sexual intercourse. Jones, who is not an ordained minister, has been with the Olathe church for about a year and a half and in the Kansas City area Vineyard churches since 1983, he said.
 
Jones is considered a nationally recognized prophetic leader by the church. The incident occurred while Jones was ministering prophetic teachings, his supernatural gift of knowing and preaching the words of God, Gulliksen said. Usually these situations are done with several people in attendance, including a church pastor. This incident did not occur in that context, he said.
 
There are 900 ministers and 100,000 parishioners in the 320 Vineyard churches across the country. Six of those are in the Kansas City area, with three in Kansas and three in Missouri. About 400 people attend the Olathe church. Those who attended morning services Sunday in the Kansas City area were directed to the Grandview, Mo., church for the announcement about Jones, Gulliksen said.
 
He said the church follows the religious doctrine that when a leader falls into sin, he should be rebuked publicly so that the others may take warning. Because of Jones’ national visibility and ministry, the National Board for the Association of Vineyard Churches in Anaheim, led by John R. Wimber, issued a letter Tuesday to all of its churches explaining the incident.
 
“The sins for which Bob has been removed from ministry include using his gifts to manipulate people for his personal desires, sexual misconduct, rebelling against pastoral authority, slandering leaders and the promotion of bitterness within the body of christ,” the letter stated.
 
 
*  Paul Cain
 
 
 
Again with Paul Cain, a similar scenario occurred. The point in exposing these falls is not to show corruption as such but to show that where spiritual experience comes before The Word – and that is the true blood bought Word of God – not the “mickey-mouse” translations – then a fall is almost inevitable!
 
Wikipedia gives a resume of his life beginning with a remarkable birth in 1929. His mother was diagnosed with cancer and tuberculosis and was not expected to live. Paul was successfully born and his mother healed, Cain interestingly attributing this remarkable event to a visitation of an angel which gives understanding to Bentley’s approach.
 
I would argue, however, that healing comes primarily through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the presence of angels playing a part but not the primary part. In all things Christ Jesus must have the pre-eminence.
 
In his youth Cain became involved with the Voice of Healing Movement working with Chuck Smith, founder of Calvary Chapel. He felt many leaders, however at the time had gone into excess but declared William Branham to be the “greatest prophet of the century!”
 
In 2004, however, Cain admitted to homosexuality and alcoholism.Cain, Paul. A Letter of Confession. Paul Cain Ministries. Retrieved on 2005-02-25. The following is from Rick Joyner’s website:
 
"In February 2004, we were made aware that Paul had become an alcoholic. In April 2004, we confronted Paul with evidence that he had recently been involved in homosexual activity. Paul admitted to these sinful practices and was placed under discipline, agreeing to a process of restoration, which the three of us would oversee. However, Paul has resisted this process and has continued in his sin... With our deepest regrets and sincerity, Rick Joyner, Jack Deere, Mike Bickle."
 
 
In May 2008 he spoke at Bentley’s “revival” at Florida suffering a stroke afterwards from which he is still recovering.
 
 
Charisma magazine reported from the “revival” and what Cain had to say declared that Cain took on those who had said he had not repented of past sins, the response, however, being from some that he was denying past sins.
 
 
It would seem Bentley brought him to Lakeland to talk of past prohecies relating to “healing revivals”. A sad state of affairs indeed.
 
I know something here I need to share. I know that ministers can battle day by day with emotions and feelings. This is why we have the Word of God, we all being called to study precious word daily but what we have here is a group of people completely devoid of the Word of God (I do not include “new translations” as the Word of God but counterfeit translations of Egyptian Gnosticism) and so are wide open to minister in a sensual way leaving out the revival cry to “die to self.” This is affecting even the once great Pentecostal denominations of Britain in which one Apostolic Church in South Wales is holding meetings with “trance music!”
 
One Elim Church in Belfast is reported by British Church Newspaper (No. 140 July 2008 p. 2) as bringing in an associate of Bentley Bobby Sullivan. The North Belfast Elim Church according to the report has become a scene of shouting and according to BCN’s Belfast correspondent pushing over people, the correspondent describing what he saw “as false fire on the altar!” A far cry from the early days of the Elim Movement which began in Northern Ireland.
 
*  Patricia King
 
Bentley describes King as a “prophetess” who allowed him to speak for ten minutes at a Mothers Day Conference, an event that made King, Bentley’s first partner.
 
Reading Bentley’s account one can discern a desire to hold big meetings like that of Benny Hinn and Billy Graham, this desire seeming to take place after his encounter with King. Journey in the Miraculous p. 157-167
 
His ministerial relationship with King seems to follow in relation to “third heaven” aspects, King having ministered too into the “Dudley” apparent revival in U.K. where she gave “word” about a “blue flame”, an expression known in witchcraft, now seemingly adapted into a form of “Christianity.”
 
She calls this “blue flame” the “blue flame of the Lord.” This “blue flame” according to King’s revelation speaks of divine revelation, passionate love and the essence of heaven.
 
 
Patricia King:  I had a spiritual encounter regarding the Blue Flame of the Lord. In this encounter, I could feel myself soaring like an eagle, looking upward into the sun while in flight. My eyes were fixed on the sun.
 
Eyes fixed on the sun.”
 
The problem with this is its affinity to New Age in which “The Great Central Sun” is also known as the “heart of God.”  The Ascended Masters Research Center gives clear insight into a belief system that talks of a Christ alien to the Christ of the Bible, but in harmony with physical effect.
 
The Ascended Masters present their case as follows:
 
 
The Great Central Sun is the Source and the Center of a Galaxy and a Cosmos. It is the Point of Integration of the Spirit/Matter Cosmos, and the Origin of all physical-spiritual creation. It is the Nucleus, or White Fire Core, of the "Cosmic Egg". (The God Star Sirius is the Focus of the Great Central Sun in our sector of the Galaxy.)
 
The Sun behind the Sun is the Spiritual Cause behind the physical effect we see as our own Physical Sun and all other stars and star systems, seen or unseen, including the Great Central Sun. The Sun behind the Sun of Cosmos is perceived as the Cosmic Christ - the Word by Whom the Formless was endowed with form and Spiritual Worlds were draped with physicality.
 
"The Great Central Sun is One with every individual's Mighty I AM Presence."
 
Also known as:
 
The Source
The Great Hub
Central Source of Life and Intelligence
The Heart of God
Great Central Source
Great Central Source of All Intelligence
 
Taken directly from
 
 
King:He leads and guides us into all truth, and grants us revelation concerning Christ and His invisible Kingdom.
 
But ….. what is concerning here is that the focus has been on the “sun”  - not THE SON and the Ascended Masters website depict “the sun” as being of a blue flame! What is also concerning is the widespread use of “fire” in Charismatic symbols and belief system, a symbols luring often unsuspecting people into areas where they become under the control of spirtual masters. I believe Bentley is under such a control!
 
King: When we are filled with His passionate love, the blue flame is also ignited within us and creates an intense love response to Him.
 
But … the problem here is we have seen so much false love in the Church – Jezebel being allowed to operate unchecked – see Rev. Suresh Ramachandran teaching on this available from this ministry.
 
 
King:  Multiplied manifestations of Heaven will be seen in the earth. More believers will live under the blessings of the Open Heaven. Let’s prepare ourselves to receive revelation into the deep mysteries of God and await authentic encounters with the very atmosphere of Heaven
 
Studying the above tells me there is a move into deep “New Age Christianity” going on – the following proving that the name “Jesus” is being used in New Age Circles – his role being “a son” as in Bentley’s NIV rather than “the son”. Look at this belief system related to the “Blue Flame” … This clip from a “Christian New Age” site shows the belief.
 
The Ascended Masters
 
You may never have heard of the Ascended Masters, but they have loved you for eons and have both sponsored your excursions into the Earth and watched over each embodiment with the care and concern of a devoted parent. The Ascended Master most widely known is Beloved Jesus. But the Ascension was not unique to only this Son of God. Many have glimpsed the edges of Higher Consciousness, pursued their Vision, and are today Ascended and Free as Ascended Masters. You, too, can become as they are!
 
 
 
 
It is certainly clear that there are strong “new age” links in King’s teaching fitting in perfectly with the Gnostic Bibles so widely in use. My heart is going out to all those in Dudley that is seen as being the English offshoot of the Lakeland “revival” when really it’s an offshoot of King – and I speak prophetically. 
 
King: Recently while teaching at Glory School in Dudley, England, with Trevor and Sharon Baker, I had a spiritual encounter regarding the Blue Flame of the Lord. In this encounter, I could feel myself soaring like an eagle, looking upward into the sun while in flight. My eyes were fixed on the sun. Eagles (often a Biblical symbol of the prophetic) in the natural have an extra membrane over their eyes that other birds do not have. This allows them to look directly into the sun without damage to their vision.
 
As I gazed into the sun, I could feel myself being drawn towards its center, and that is when I saw it–the Blue Flame. It was so beautiful. I could feel its strength that is to be feared and respected, and also I felt its passion.
 
III  How the “Lakeland Revival”
began and why it was so popular
 
The “revival” began it would seem because apparent prophets foresaw events like Lakeland. “Prophet” Bob Jones is quoted by Bentley as having seen this in 1973, Bentley claiming that Bob said to him that he was one of the “first fruits” wave. Journey into the Miraculous p. 22-23
 
Paul Cain is also quoted in this context by Bentley, Paul apparently seeing stadiums over the USA full with revival, signs, wonders and miracles. The term “Joel’s Army” is used and so Lakeland is presented as being part of all of this – a huge end time revival but what is meant by the term “revival” here because up to now I have failed to see the words judgement, conviction, and repentance being said within the context of scriptural  emphasis. I have seen heavy emphasis on the terms revival, signs and wonders but not on the old terms of judgement, conviction, and repentance!  Journey into the Miraculous p. 23-25
 
A lot of what Bentley says in the opening Chapter of his book is true looking back to the Champions of Faith of the past with God wanting to do it again with greater measure, so the language is good but is this a part of a master plot, a plot identified in Frodisham’s prophecy? Has the “Acid Cloud Vision” come to pass? We shall see!
 
Ignited Church, Lakeland
 
 In practical terms the “revival” began at Ignited Church, Lakeland, Florida on April 2. 2008 with Todd Bentley coming for a 5 day “healing revival.” This was extended as reports state that people were coming to get healed and get “drunk in the spirit”, a dangerous phenomena when discernment is not being taught! It is still a phenomena, however, that has been part of Pentecostal Churches for many years. It is important to know that God does intend us to be drunk (Acts 2 style) in him, but we have to have the Word of God pulsating from our hearts rather than the commercial Babylon root so evident at Lakeland.
 
Acts 2:14-21 (King James Version) 
 
But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:  
 
For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.  
 
But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;  
 
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:  
 
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:  
 
And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:  
 
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:  
 
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
 
But why was it so popular?
 
In answering the question as to why this “revival” is so popular one has to understand that we have a generation of charismatics who have been brought up without true regard to the blood bought Word of God. The “phoney translations” of Egypt are so common amongst these people that discernment (NIV describes Jesus as “a son” rather than “the son of God”) seems to have gone out of the window!
 
How then has Bentley reached his level of spirituality without regard to the true Word of God?  Bentley has placed his adherence to the Bibles of Catholicism and the “Christ” wafer of transubstantiation?
 
Eastern Religions
 
 In getting to understand Bentley’s undoubted spirituality reported quotes from him give understandings into Eastern religions remembering that there does not seem to be discernment in Bentley’s belief system as regards to elect and fallen angels.
 
Bentley: “…in a vision, the Glory Cloud of Revelation descending upon the church.  It was also during this time of prayer that God took me in a vision to what I believed to be the Himalayan Mountains.  I saw an Indian man with a turban on his head and heard the whisper of the Spirit say, “This is Sundar Singh.  I am releasing anointing of revelation like this.”  I had no communication with this old saint, nor did he say anything to me.  The experience lasted only a moment …”
 
 
Sundar Singh
 
 
 
 
The “Discerning the World Website” through a lady called Deborah seems to have done a lot of study on Sundar Singh remembering that Bentley had apparently seen this “old saint” in a vision. Through her research we discover that Singh really brought together Christian, Hindu and Buddhist spirituality quoting Sundar as saying:
 
“Regarding the Buddha, he said that he respected him for the strength of his intellect and the purity of his life; but in the Sadhu’s opinion he was lacking in humility and for that reason did not attain knowledge of God. Had he truly longed for God, he would have gone to the Sannyasi whom he had first met. For it is only through humility that we can know God.”
 
The Sannyasi is a pagan deity which Sundar is referring to and his belief system related Christ to Hinduism too.
 
Hinduism has been digging channels,” he wrote. “Christ is the water to flow through these channelsthere are many beautiful things in Hinduism; but the fullest light is from Jesus Christ…”
 
 
Kundalini Yoga
 
A further influence of Hinduism in this revival is identified by Patrick Ersig. Hinduism according to Ersig includes a type of yoga that can bring the individual into a state of cosmic consciousness and unity with “God”.
 
 
Indeed moksha the ultimate state of Hinduism relates a coming together with Brahman, the yoga being suggested by Ersig relating to one with its origins in the Kashmir where Shiva is worshipped. This is kundalini.
 
The reason we mention this here is that the manifestations of this Hinduistic activity are as follows and whilst accepting as Pentecostals that there is the concept of “Acts 2 – these are not drunk as you suppose) we have to be on our guard against the infiltration of other spirits, hence this warning here:
 
   Muscle twitches, cramps or spasms.
    Energy rushes or immense electricity circulating the body
  •  Itching, vibrating, prickling, tingling, stinging or crawling sensations
  •  Intense heat or cold
  • Involuntary bodily movements,  jerking, tremors, shaking; feeling an inner force pushing one into postures or moving one's body in unusual ways. 
  • Alterations in eating and sleeping patterns
  • Episodes of extreme hyperactivity or, conversely, overwhelming fatigue
  • Intensified or diminished sexual desires
  • Headaches, pressures within the skull
  • Racing heartbeat, pains in the chest
  • Digestive system problems
  • Numbness or pain in the limbs (particularly the left foot and leg)
  • Pains and blockages anywhere; often in the back and neck
  • Emotional outbursts; rapid mood shifts; seemingly unprovoked or excessive episodes of grief, fear, rage, depression
  • Spontaneous vocalizations (including laughing and weeping) -- are as unintentional and uncontrollable as hiccoughs
  • Hearing an inner sound or sounds, classically described as a flute, drum, waterfall, birds singing, bees buzzing but which may also sound like roaring, whooshing, or thunderous noises or like ringing in the ears.
  • Mental confusion; difficulty concentrating
  • Altered states of consciousness: heightened awareness; spontaneous trance states; mystical experiences (if the individual's prior belief system is too threatened by these, they can lead to bouts of psychosis or self-grandiosity)
  • Heat, strange activity, and/or blissful sensations in the head, particularly in the crown area.
 
 
Kundalini and the Spine
 
What is significant in comparing Bentley’s activities to that of Kundalini is the references Bentley gives to the spine. “I used to feel the anointing in my hand; now I feel it in my spine” declared Bentley, the spine being the very place the Kundalini snake spirit takes up residence and I speak prophetically that this snake spirit is causing people to receive great headaches as it coils up from one part of the body to the next and I declare in the Name of Jesus that there is deliverance for this by coming into his lovely presence and receiving the goodness of God that can only come through the precious Saviour. Revival transference is a concept rejected by Rees Howells. The Deception Bytes Website giving a possible reason:
 
So why does Todd Bentley insist on laying hands on everyone present in his meetings even when they number in the thousands (which by the way would exhaust the very strongest among us)? Because he needs to lay hands on to transfer the power or energy. This power or energy in the occult is called the shakipat. “Shakti”means power or energy, and “pat” means transfer.  Kundalini awakening or (shaktipat) is the infusion of energy from the spiritual master to the seeker, bringing about the awakening of the seeker’s own inherent spiritual power, called “Kundalini.”
 
According to inplainsite.com  “Few Christians realize that for thousands of years gurus have operated with gifts of healing, miracles, gifts of knowledge, and intense displays of spiritual consciousness as they stretch out and connect with a cosmic power which, though demonic in origin, is very real. The meetings which mystic Hindu gurus hold are called 'Darshan'. At these meetings devotees go forward to receive spiritual experience from a touch by the open palm of the hand, often to the forehead, by the guru in what is known as the Shakti Pat or divine touch. The raising of the spiritual experience is called raising Kundalini……
 
After a period when the devotee has reached a certain spiritual elevation they begin to shake, jerk, or hop or squirm uncontrollably, sometimes breaking into uncontrolled animal noises or laughter as they reach an ecstatic high.These manifestations are called 'Kriyas'. Devotees sometimes roar like lions and show all kinds of physical signs during this period. Often devotees move on to higher states of spiritual consciousness and become inert physically and appear to slip into unconsciousness when they lose sense of what is happening around them. This state is called 'Samadhi' and it leads to a deeper spiritual experience.' 
 
 
Real Pentecostal Ministry
 
I know from personal experience with Christ Jesus within me and the anointing of the Holy Ghost upon me that great miracles can happen in Jesus Name but revival comes from within, the anointed power of God manifesting with power through the broken individual before him. The power (virtue in the scriptures) I have felt come out of me and I have had to go back for more. This is Pentecost. We do not want to decry power ministry. What we want to ensure is that its source is the one true God and we are discovering from our studies that there are serious problem areas with what is going on at Lakeland.
 
Multi Faith
 
What we are asking here in relation to the popularity of Lakeland is whether the worldwide move to “multi-faith” is establishing itself through a spiritual revival that can embrace all aspects of spirituality, this “all aspects” clearly being shown as symbols on Bentley’s body in the form of tattoos.
 
 
IV  Bentley’s Doctrine of Angels
 
A lot of coverage on the internet is given to Bentley’s references to angels. It is my intention to present his own references on angels in his Journey into the Miraculous book, and in his Angelic Hosts Paper as well as his references on stage. These references will then be compared with the recent comprehensive study by Apostle David Owen of the PHCC entitled What does the Bible say about Angels, an apt title particularly as Bentley’s accounts seem to relate more to experience rather than scripture.
 
As regards to healing experiences Bentley’s accounts of his meetings look classical Pentecostal as they would be as one of his reference books is the classic Christ the Healer by F.F. Bosworth. There seems to be confusion in the use of the term “revival” as this term seems to be used in conjunction with healing meetings rather than revival meetings. One does not want to be legalistic about this and move by the Spirit but the distinction is an important one. A revival meeting is one that has conviction, judgement and repentance as its emphasis, obedience, holiness and mission following and after this healing as one walks in God’s will; Ex. 15:26, Deut. 28, Ps. 24. An evangelistic meeting is one where lost souls come to Christ, physical bodies are healed – the Lord confirming the Word with signs; Mark 16. Journey Into the Miraculous p. 237-240
 
I do not have a problem with the healing meeting accounts in themselves but with Bentley there seems to be a lot more besides going on like partaking of the Catholic Mass, an act proven earlier in this study. As you have seen I have great problem with this as this is the partaking of another deity in the wafer. Following on from this in his book is the case of an apparent angel, which appears to Bentley a partaker of the Catholic Mass, the angel being the healing angel that worked with the Great Reformer and Opposer of the Catholic Mass John Knox.
 
John Knox - Healing Evangelist?
 
 One can’t help but feel confused by this for Knox was certainly not known as being a healing revivalist and the likelihood of a spiritual affinity between Bentley and Knox seems highly unlikely due to Bentley’s partaking of the Catholic Mass.
 
From Knox the healing angel moved onto William Branham and John G. Lake, the latter two certainly being associated with healings and great miracles, Branham also being known for losing his way doctrinally. Journey into the Miraculous p. 237-242
 
 
 
John Knox was a fierce reformer preaching Calvinism all over Scotland opposing the Church of Rome wherever he went. The thought of him being a healing evangelist with a “healing angel” is somewhat remote from Knox’s historical persona.
 
John Knox - Healing Evangelist?
 
 Indeed, according to history Knox had a great passion to correct Catholic doctrine particularly transubstantiation of which Bentley is a partaker.
 
 
John Knox: Here is briefly declared in a summary, according to the holy scriptures, what opinion we Christians have of the Lord's Supper, called the sacrament of the body and blood of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
 
First, we confess that it is a holy action, ordained of God, in the which the Lord Jesus, by earthly and visible things set before us, lifts us up unto heavenly and invisible things. And that when he had prepared his spiritual banquet, he witnessed that he himself was the lively bread wherewith our souls are fed unto everlasting life.
 
And therefore, in setting forth bread and wine to eat and drink, he confirms and seals up to us his promise and communion (that is, that we shall be partakers with him in his kingdom); and he represents unto us, and makes plain to our senses, his heavenly gifts; and also gives unto us himself, to be received with faith, and not with mouth, nor yet by transfusion of substance; but so, through the virtue [power] of the Holy Ghost, that we, being fed with his flesh, and refreshed with his blood, may be renewed both unto true godliness and to immortality.
 
And also [we confess] that herewith the Lord Jesus gathered us unto one visible body, so that we are members one of another, and make altogether one body, whereof Jesus Christ is the only Head; and, finally, that by the same sacrament, the Lord calls us to remembrance of his death and passion, to stir up our hearts to praise his most holy name.
 
Furthermore, we acknowledge that this sacrament ought to be come unto reverently, considering there is exhibited and given a testimony of the wonderful society and knitting together of the Lord Jesus and of the receivers; and also, that there is included and contained in this sacrament, [a testimony] that he will preserve his kirk. For herein we are commanded to show the Lord's death until he come (1 Cor. 11:26).
 
Also we believe that it is a confession, wherein we show what kind of doctrine we profess; and what congregation we join ourselves unto; and likewise, that it is a bond of mutual love amongst us. And, finally, we believe that all the comers unto this holy Supper must bring with them their conversion unto the Lord, by unfeigned repentance in faith; and in this sacrament receive the seals and conrmation of their faith; and yet must in nowise think that for this work's sake their sins are forgiven.
 
And as concerning these words, Hoc est corpus meum, "This is my body" (1 Cor. 11:24; Matt. 26:26; Mark 14:22; Luke 22:19), on which the Papists depend so much, saying that we must needs believe that the bread and wine are transubstantiated unto Christ's body and blood: we acknowledge [declare] that it is no article of our faith which can save us, nor which we are bound to believe upon pain of eternal damnation. For if we should believe that his very natural body, both flesh and blood, were naturally in the bread and wine, that should not save us, seeing many believe that, and yet receive it to their damnation. For it is not his presence in the bread that can save us, but his presence in our hearts, through faith in his blood, which has washed out our sins, and pacified his Father's wrath towards us. And again, if we do not believe his bodily presence in the bread and wine, that shall not damn us, but the absence out of our hearts through unbelief. [1]
 
Now, if they would here object, that though it be truth, that the absence out of the bread could not damn us, yet are we bound to believe it because of God's word, saying, "This is my body" (1 Cor. 11:24); which who believes not, as much as in him lies, makes God a liar; and, therefore of an obstinate mind not to believe his word, may be our damnation: [2]To this we answer, that we believe God's word, and confess that it is true, but not so to be understood as the Papists grossly affirm. For in the sacrament we receive Jesus Christ spiritually, as did the fathers of the Old Testament, according to St. Paul's saying (1 Cor. 10:3-4). And if men would well weigh, how that Christ, ordaining his holy sacrament of his body and blood, spoke these words sacramentally, doubtless they would never so grossly and foolishly understand them, contrary to all the scriptures, and to the exposition of St. Augustine, St. Jerome, Fulgentius, Vigilius, Origen, and many other godly writers.
 
 
Activity to Renounce
 
It is far from likely therefore that Knox would have had fellowship with Bentley because of his embracing of what is seen by all active Protestants as heresy. Indeed it would be seen by many old time Pentecostals as an activity to renounce.
 
Bentley: “I first saw the angel called Healing Revival on December 5 of 2000 in Grant’s Pass. The angel came to me again in Albany the next February. He stood in the church service with his body going through the ceiling of the church. Then the Lord told me the angel’s name and that he was the same angel I saw in Grant’s Pass earlier. God also revealed to me that this angel was involved in the ministry of John Lake, William Branham, and John Knox in Scotland.This angel, the Lord said, is from the North West Healing Revival and is manifesting again as a sign that God is restoring the Voice of Healing revival and opening up the ancient wells”ANGELIC HOSTS Revivalist Todd Bentley
 
 
Branham: No More Revivals in USA
 
William Branham, however, prophesied no more revivals in America so how could the same “revival” angel manifest?
 
“The revival is over. America had her last chance  in 1957. Now the tongues, are God’s sign of impending disaster, even as they were when they appeared upon the wall at Belshazzar’s feast….”(William Branham, THE MESSAGE TO THE LAODICEAN AGE p.29)
 
 
According to Bentley this angel moved onto work with William Branham, a man with a very different ministry to that of John Knox the Reformer.
 
William Branham
 
With Branham we do see a possible affinity with Bentley for it would seem from one of his sermons that Branham may have come near transubstantiation.
 
William Branham: And we do this because that we are giving thanks to Him and among one another, eating the bread between each other, drinking the wine between each other, as His Blood and His Flesh.
 
"Except you eat the Flesh of the Son of man and drink His Blood, you have no Life in you." See? You see, that's what the Bible said. Except you do it, there's no Life. You see? You are then, more or less, showing you are ashamed to identify yourself as a Christian, because of the life that you live. And then this is the really the showdown. Then if you don't do it, you have no Life. If you do do it unworthily, you're guilty of the body of the Lord. …..
 
 
 
 
Studying the sermon as a whole, however, we find that Branham has a very different perspective seeming to use scripture to prove that those with the different doctrine given by an angel are accursed.
 
Now, 23rd verse of the 11th chapter of I Corinthians, listen at Paul now. Now, remember, keep this in mind, Galatians 1:8, "If we or an angel from heaven preaches any other Gospel unto you (than this Gospel that he had preached), let him be accursed." See?
 
For I have received of the Lord that which I also delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:And when he had given thanks, he brake it,... said, Take and eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
 
Now, let me stop right here. You see? But taking the body of the Lord Jesus Christ in this communion does not mean that that communion is the literal body of Christ. That's Catholic. I do not believe that that's right. I believe it's only an ordinance that God made with us (See?); it isn't the actual body. It's... Now, it's really a little piece of kosher bread. It's just an ordinance.
 
Neither do I believe that the baptism of Jesus Christ, in the Name of Jesus Christ, in water does forgive your sins. I do not believe that you... I believe you could be baptized all day long... Now, I know that there's perhaps people setting here who come from the Apostolic church, I mean, or the United Pentecostal church, which they teach that. But, you see, I--I do not believe that the water forgives sins. Or if it was, then Jesus died in vain. See? I believe that it's only an ordinance of God (See?) to show that you have been forgiven. But to be baptized for regeneration, no, I--I--I don't believe that. I don't believe that water forgives sins.
Neither do I believe that this bread and wine has anything to do with you, only keeping an ordinance that God has ordained for us to do. See? That's right. I believe water baptism is the same thing. I believe it's compelling to us to do it, that He done it all for our example. And He done this for our example. And He washed feet for our example.
 
Now...
 
After the same manner also,... (25th verse)... After the same manner also he took the cup, and when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as you drink it, in remembrance of me.For as oft... (Remember now.)... For as oft as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do shew forth the Lord's death till he come. (How long? "Until He comes." See, see?)Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
 
Let me stop just a minute. The reason he said this, you noticed in another verse here, another chapter, that he said, "I understand when you--when you come together you're eating, even getting drunk at the Lord's table." They misunderstood it. You see? They just gluttoned in. See? Just like people are doing today, just live any kind of life and take it. See? And he said, "You got homes to eat in. (See?) But, this is an ordinance that we should keep." See?
 
Now:
 
But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. (See?)
 
What are you? You're a Christian; you live before everybody as a Christian. And if you take that and don't live as a Christian, you're not discerning the Lord's body. You're putting a stumbling block in somebody else's way (See?), as they see you trying to do that and then not living what you're supposed to live. See, you're not discerning the Lord's body. Now, watch what it--what the curse of it is:
 
For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many are sleep. (The right translation of that word, Brother Pearry, is "dead." See? "many are dead.")
 
For if we--for if we would judge ourself, we should not be judged. (See, if we judge ourself we won't be judged. See?)
 
But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. (See, not any attach to the world.)
 
Wherefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, tarry one for the other. (See?)
 
And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that you come not together unto condemnation.
 
And the rest I will set in order when I come. (See?)
 
Now, in other words, don't just come to take it as a... As I said awhile ago, about what the Jews, their sacrifice, they... It was wonderful; it was given by God. But it got to a place where they didn't do it in sincerity and reverence and in order, then it become just a--it become a--a stench in His nose.
Now, the same thing is by our coming to take the Lord's supper, that we must come knowing what we are doing. Just like when you go into the water to be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, you know what you're doing; you're putting on to the church what God has put in you, Christ.
When we take this, it shows to the church that "I believe every Word of God. I believe that He is the Bread of Life that come from God out of heaven. I believe every Word that He says is the Truth. And I live by It to the best of my knowledge, God being my Judge. Therefore, before my brothers, before my sisters... I--I do not swear; I do not curse; I do not do these things, because I love the Lord, and the Lord knows it and bears me record. Therefore, before you, I take the parcel of His body, to know that I am not condemned with the world." See? There you are, then it's a blessing.
 
And, remember, I could give many testimonies on this, where I've took that and explained it in a sickroom and seen them healed.
Remember, when Israel taken the type of this, they had journeyed forty years in the wilderness and their clothes never even wore out, and they come out without one feeble one--one among them, with two million people as a type of this. Well, what will the antetype do? If the body of a sacrificial animal did that for them, what will the Body of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, do for us? Let's just be reverent when we come. Let us be just as reverent as we know how to come.
 
 
Within the context of the scripture Branham quotes from Paul’s letter we have to ask if Bentley has received a different Gospel from an angel. We ask this because within his understanding we see a major role for angels, Paul to the Galatians giving warning about ensuring that the correct Gospel has been received. It would seem possible, therefore, that another gospel can be received and we ask if this has happened with Bentley.
 
Galatians 1:1-8 (King James Version) 
 
Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)  
 
And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia:  
 
Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,  
 
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:  
 
To whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.  
 
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:  
 
Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.  
 
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.unto you, let him be accursed.
 
The link to Bentley’s angel and healing revival seems much more probable with Branham, however, who said in 1947:
 
Just an analysis to make an estimation now, that since I was in Phoenix, there has been at least six... [Blank.spot.on.tape--Ed.] I'd say... Well, I'd say twenty-five or thirty-five thousand people, prayed for, maybe more than that. And there's been at least ten thousand of them healed. Would you think of that? Such as cancers that are laying at their last moment, are well people since the last meeting. I guess, in the--in the--the provinces of Canada alone, there was at least two hundred and fifty, or maybe more than that, cases of cross-eyed people with their eyes straightened. And mutes, it's innumerable to count them, for there was multiplied scores of them that came, that were some deaf, dumb, some hard of hearing and everything that were made perfectly whole. Now, that's only done through the visitation of the Angel.
 
 
Branham does emphasize the coming of an angel and the healing ministry and so even though Bentley and Branham seem to have a doctrinal difference on communion, there does seem to be a doctrinal coming together on healing remembering during 1947 Branham was ministering in an orthodox Pentecostal way and Bentley has shown that his studies on healing have been with classical Pentecostal material.
 
John G Lake
 
 
John G. Lake also refers to an angel, an angel informing him in his Portland Vision of 1920:
 
This is Pentecost as God gave it through the heart of Jesus. STRIVE FOR THIS. CONTEND FOR THIS. TEACH THE PEOPLE TO PRAY FOR THIS. For this, and this alone, will meet the necessity of the human heart, and this alone will have the power to overcome the forces of darkness…… Pray, Pray, Pray, Teach the people to pray. Prayer and prayer alone, much prayer, persistent prayer, is the door to the entrance into the heart of God.
 
 
We can therefore associate angels with the ministries of Branham and Lake, however Bentley places great emphasis on visiting Knox’s grave in a trance following this up with an actual trip to Scotland and his leading of a Pastor to the actual grave where Bentley recounts that he had a strong visitation of the Lord falling under “the power of God for four hours.”
 
In this part of Bentley’s book, he is careful to describe a classical Pentecostal doctrine of angels in that he proclaims Jesus first saying that angels are sent on behalf of the saints to minister to people. What is unorthodox, however, is his admission that warlocks approach him and describe the angel! Journey into the Miraculous p. 238-241
 
Orthodoxy and Craziness
 
What comes through Bentley is a common orthodox approach to ministry, then a seemingly crazy scenario taking the whole ministry into areas of doctrinal concern. He seems to be proud that he has not been to Bible School but the Bible does teach to “study diligently, and one also has to learn when moving in the Spirit what is of God and what is not for I have had the devil actually come and ask me a question – what was I doing at Duror where he had driven the people away? God had told me to go there and put on a meeting not knowing there had been a clearance of people from the land there. The devil talks to the mind whilst God speaks from within. It is also a reason why I am endeavouring in this study not to dismiss Bentley using a system of human rationale, I am endeavouring to move by the Spirit and obey the scriptural injunction to “test the spirits.” I can assure you that during the course of this study I have encountered many evil spirits involved in this operation of Bentley.
 
The Angel "Emma"
 
One area of major concern is his reference to an angel called Emma. This by many has been associated as being the Japanese god of the underworld living according to Encyclopaedia Mythica as living in the yellow springs under the earth. As this is part of Japanese mythology we have to ask if there is any significance in having Japanese characters as Bentley’s tattoos.
 
Bentley has placed great emphasis on this angel Emma in his ministry:
 
“Now let me talk about an angelic experience with Emma. Twice Bob Jones asked me about this angel that was in Kansas City in 1980: 'Todd, have you ever seen the angel by the name of Emma?' He asked me as if he expected that this angel was appearing to me. Surprised, I said, 'Bob, who is Emma?' He told me that Emma was the angel that helped birth and start the whole prophetic movement in Kansas City in the 1980s. She was a mothering-type angel that helped nurture the prophetic as it broke out. Within a few weeks of Bob asking me about Emma, I was in a service in Beulah, North Dakota. In the middle of the service I was in conversation with Ivan and another person when in walks Emma. As I stared at the angel with open eyes, the Lord said, 'Here’s Emma.' I’m not kidding. She floated a couple of inches off the floor. It was almost like Kathryn Kuhlman in those old videos when she wore a white dress and looked like she was gliding across the platform. Emma appeared beautiful and young-about 22 years old-but she was old at the same time. She seemed to carry the wisdom, virtue and grace of Proverbs 31 on her life.
 
"She glided into the room, emitting brilliant light and colors. Emma carried these bags and began pulling gold out of them. Then, as she walked up and down the aisles of the church, she began putting gold dust. The Lord answered: 'She is releasing the gold, which is both the revelation and the financial breakthrough that I am bringing into this church. I want you to prophecy that Emma showed up in this service-the same angel that appeared in Kansas city-as a sign that I am endorsing and releasing a prophetic spirit in the church' on people. 'God, what is happening?'” I asked. (courtesy of endtimes prophectic words) 
 
A further portion of the quote from Todd Bentley on Emma: "Within three weeks of that visitation, (from 'Emma') the church had given me the biggest offering I had ever received to that point in my ministry. Thousands of dollars! Thousands!… During this visitation the pastor’s wife (it was an AOG church) got totally whacked by the Holy Ghost - she began running around barking like a dog or squawking like a chicken as a powerful prophetic spirit came on her. Also, as this prophetic anointing came on her, she started getting phone numbers of complete strangers and calling them up on the telephone and prophesying over them… Then angels started showing up in the church.”
 
 
As you see we have arrived at a point with Bentley a million miles away from the revivalists of old. David Eels seems to relate this Emma angel to Catholicism, Eels agreeing that the angel has roots in Eastern religion.
 
Emma or Imma appears to be the mother goddess among eastern spirits in different cultures in the Bible and now.  She was called the Queen of Heaven, Astarte, Asherah, Ashtoreth, Isis, Venus, Aphrodite, and these all lead back to Semarimis, the false virgin who conceived the false son of god, Tammuz, at Babel. These “mothers of god” were all joined in Catholicism’s & Orthodox's Mary. In Kabbalah teachings, Imma, meaning “mother,” appears to be birthing the god consciousness of Kundalini who is called Abba, or father. This god consciousness manifests through the same parts of the body that the fathering Kundalini serpent rises through -- from the navel to the head.
 
Ah! We have mention here by Bentley of Emma, who according to Eels has links to a false virgin, Eels linking the whole thing to kundalini. There certainly is a pattern building up here showing that what Bentley is into is not of God!
 
Emma - mother of God?
 
This all relates to Emma being “a mother of god” (remember Bentley’s Catholic Bibles including NIV relate to Jesus as “a son of the gods” rather than the “Son of God” as in the KJV). Bentley refers to Emma as a mothering type angel consistent with the teaching of the Kabbalah.
 
 
Bentley’s references to Emma could well be a spiritual reference to who is seem as “mother of God” in the Catholic Church, there certainly being a Gnostic root here, it being significant that Bentley was led “in the spirit” to John Knox’s grave in Edinburgh, for it certainly seems that with Bentley’s clear lack of discernment that he was being used “in the spirit” to counteract the Reformation.
 
Eels continues:
 
It is amazing that the emailed experience of the Catholic man came to us at the same time as this article above was sent to us.  God is helping us to see that this false revival phenomenon is already all over the world being described in different terminology to fit the religion. This appears to be one facet of the devil's plan to rebuild a Babel one world order religion, joining the Catholic, Orthodox and Jewish faiths with the "spirit-filled Christian" faiths through the eastern Mariolatry spirits who have worked through the ages. Just as Mary was not the mother of God but the mother of the flesh that Jesus came in, so this Emma/Imma is a mother of flesh for a false Kundalini father to manifest in. The Son of God came from heaven to be manifested in the Son of man born through the real Mary. {Rom.1:3} concerning his Son, who was born of the seed of Davidaccording to the flesh, {4} who was declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. {Jn.3:6} That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
 
 
We are dealing I believe with a very heavy spirit here that has manifest in the Eastern religions, the Kaballah and now through the “spirit filled” operations of traditional denominations and groupings leaving only a remnant to cry out for the Church to return to God.
 
Bentley's First Hand Account of Angel "Emma"
 
 Bentley: Bentley's firsthand testimony from
 
 
EMMA, ANGEL OF THE PROPHETIC 
 
Bob Jones Link!
 
Now let me talk about an angelic experience with Emma. Twice Bob Jones asked me about this angel that was in Kansas City in 1980: "Todd, have you ever seen the angel by the name of Emma?" He asked me as if he expected that this angel was appearing to me. Surprised, I said, "Bob, who is Emma?" He told me that Emma was the angel that helped birth and start the whole prophetic movement in Kansas City in the 1980s. She was a mothering-type angel that helped nurture the prophetic as it broke out. Within a few weeks of Bob asking me about Emma, I was in a service in Beulah, North Dakota. In the middle of the service I was in conversation with Ivan and another person when in walks Emma. As I stared at the angel with open eyes, the Lord said, "Here's Emma." I'm not kidding. She floated a couple of inches off the floor. It was almost like Kathryn Khulman in those old videos when she wore a white dress and looked like she was gliding across the platform. Emma appeared beautiful and young-about 22 years old-but she was old at the same time. She seemed to carry the wisdom, virtue and grace of Proverbs 31 on her life.
 
Are female angels in the Bible?
 
 She glided into the room, emitting brilliant light and colors. Emma carried these bags and began pulling gold out of them. Then, as she walked up and down the aisles of the church, she began putting gold dust on people. "God, what is happening?" I asked. The Lord answered: "She is releasing the gold, which is both the revelation and the financial breakthrough that I am bringing into this church. I want you to prophecy that Emma showed up in this service-the same angel that appeared in Kansas city-as a sign that I am endorsing and releasing a prophetic spirit in the church." See, when angels come, they always come for a reason; we need to actually ask God what the purpose is. Within three weeks of that visitation, the church had given me the biggest offering I had ever received to that point in my ministry. Thousands of dollars! Thousands! Even though the entire community consisted of only three thousand people, weeks after I left the church the pastor testified that the church offerings had either doubled or tripled.
 
During this visitation the pastor's wife (it was an AOG church) got totally whacked by the Holy Ghost- she began running around barking like a dog or squawking like a chicken as a powerful prophetic spirit came on her. Also, as this prophetic anointing came on her, she started getting phone numbers of complete strangers and calling them up on the telephone and prophesying over them. She would tell them that God gave her their telephone number and then would give them words of knowledge. Complete strangers. Then angels started showing up in the church.
 
Angelic Mentoring and Nurturing
 
 I believe Emma released a financial and prophetic anointing in that place. That was the first angel that I have ever seen in the form of a woman. Some angels I've seen seemed like they were neither male nor female. However, Emma appeared as a woman who was like a Deborah, like a mother in Zion. When she came, she began to mentor, nurture and opened up a prophetic well. The people in the church began having trances and visions and the pastor began getting words of knowledge and moving in healing. That congregation also saw more financial breakthrough than they had ever seen before.
 
Kabalah
 
The concept of a mothering force is seen in the Kabalah through Imma. This gives the ability to hear and contemplate a truth until it reaches consciousness.  One can believe in this case with Bentley an operation combing the spiritualities of all religions to combine and produce a spiritually that is able to be part of a one world religion, the new Bibles Bentley uses having been changed to be part of this New World Order of One Religion only.
 
 
To summarise Bentley’s position on angels, I give key points from his own paper entitled Angelic Hosts.
 
Angelic Hosts
 
*  Prays to the Father for his readership to see the angelic hosts. (There does not seem too be any prayer for discerning of spirits amongst the readership, a dangerous position as devils can appear as angels of light.)
 
*  Focuses teaching on the angelic realm and how one can release angels to fulfil God’s Word. (God’s Word, however, places the emphasis on the Believer having victory by releasing the Sword of the Spirit – that is all that is required – the sword being the Rhema of God.)
 
*  Says we are in need of reinforcements in the Western Church to neutralize the demonic assignments and the backlash that is causing pastors and leaders to burn out. (This is absolute rubbish – what is required is a return to the Blood – bought Word of God kicking out the commercial Babylon of the “new translations” that has compromised the Word in front of devils.)
 
*Talks about being put under the anointing in the spiritual realm without any regard for discernment. This is a serious error leaving readers wide open to receive devils.
 
*  Prays for greater release of angels in relation to spiritual warfare but does not seem to be any mention of our Sword. Bentley has never mentioned the true Sword in any of my studies on him.
 
* Seems to have a great security in thought of angels around him. (Whilst one does not want to  discount the role of angels – the Preacher of the True Word has angels all around him – and Bentley will be insecure entering the spiritual realm having taken part in heretical activity and not using the true Sword of God.)
 
*  Declares angels look like men (even a woman with Emma!)
 
*  Declares appearances of angels in his Bible
 
*  Believes there is a “healing angel” that worked with John Knox, William Branham and John G. Lake
 
*  From his version of Ephesians 6 Bentley describes Principalities as presiding over nations – geographical spirits and the biggest demons. Next = Powers which he thinks could be rulers of cities. Next = rulers of darkness – commanders over troops. Next = hosts of wickedness in heavenly places which he sees as soldiers. (However, it needs to be noted in the field of discernment which Bentley seems to completely ignore that the true Bible does not talk at all of demons but rather devils, a crucial distinction as “demon” is a much weaker word.)
 
*  Bentley sees the angelic realm as being like the “demonic realm” with angels over nations etc.
 
*  Relates Biblical realms of angels like Seraphim and Cherubim.
 
*  Angels joining in worship.
 
*  Uses the term “trance” in relation to spiritual experiences.
 
*  Makes an incredible statement that when you honour healing and preach healing you get healing! When you honour salvation and preach salvation, you get salvation. (This is absolutely untrue and a very dangerous doctrine because we honour the Saviour – not the salvation; we honour the Healer not the healing; we honour the Deliverer – not the deliverance. Bentley is very very wrong!)
 
*Gives an analysis of what angels do.
 
*  Talks of partnership with the angels, and releasing angels.
 
*  Had an angel called Promise talk to him and believes that angels release finances.
 
*  States that Bob Jones asked him about the angel Emma. (See previous study on Emma.)
 
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