I was watching this video Extended Outpouring Meetings (January 8, 2010) at Todd Bentley’s website – Fresh Fire Ministries. I was taken in by the movement of his hands at the very beginning of the video, especially the first few second and for about 40 seconds. If you watch it, you will see that he is calling attention to his left hand but in a discreet manner. He moves it off the other, raises it slightly, looks at the camera, and looks down at his hand. Watch. I started to wonder about this hand of his and these tattoos and remembered that some very intelligent person took pics of them during the Lakeland fiasco. So I went in search of Todd Bentley’s left hand. (These pics are all over the internet and I cannot tell who to credit them back to.) Here it is:
Quite floral for the back of a hand of a man who likes to dress like a biker dude, don’t you think? Strangely, a five pointed red flower is a symbol used in Rosicrucian. It has several variations other than this one.
Sections taken from Rosicrucian Order AMORC
The Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis is the Latin form of the organization’s name, which literally translates into the Ancient Mystical Order of the Rosy Cross. There is no religious connotation associated with this symbol; the Rosy Cross symbol predates Christianity. The cross symbolically represents the human body and the rose represents the individual’s unfolding consciousness. Together, the rose and cross represent the experiences and challenges of a thoughtful life well lived.
Mysticism can be defined as an experience where one personally knows, through direct knowledge, the source of all being. Many call this source God; others, the cosmic.
The Rosicrucian path incorporates both metaphysics and mysticism. Metaphysics is that which falls beyond the five physical senses; for example, intuition, visualization, and healing techniques. Mysticism is simply the process by which you may eventually experience direct, conscious union with the Absolute, Divine Mind, Universal Intelligence, or what some Rosicrucian students call the God of their Hearts. This is not done by adhering to specific tenets or beliefs, but by learning and applying natural laws which, over time, allow you to
experience Divine or Cosmic Consciousness. The Rosicrucian Order does not attempt to define the nature of the deity. Rather, you will remain free to discover this through your own reflections. This same approach applies to everything that is presented through the Rosicrucian teachings.
Alchemy—the art of transmutation—came into prominence with the Alexandrian Greeks. It was then introduced to the Arabs, who then transmitted this art and forerunner of chemistry to Europe. The alchemists played a tremendous part in the early history of the Rosicrucian Order. While many alchemists were interested in making gold, some were more concerned with the transmutation of human character. European alchemists and Knights Templar, in contact with the Arab civilization at the time of the Crusades, brought much of this wisdom to the West. In Europe the transcendental alchemists—mystics and philosophers—sought to transmute the base elements of human character into the more noble virtues and to release the wisdom of the divine self within the individual.
So, where does this man who does not speak the word of God get his knowledge, wild visions and self proclaimed power to heal? God does not give gifts to those who pervert the gospel and His word. If He did, He would be participating in the deception. Impossible!
If you look closely at Todd’s hand again you will see an image of a cross and a crown. Oftentimes, this symbol is used in Christianity to bear the witness of a “cross lived life” rewarded with the crown after death. However, this symbol is used in other societies including Masonry, more specifically The Knights Templar and the Occult. Remember, Rick Joyner, the man who took on “restoring” Todd is an admitted member of Knights of Malta. Simply, this is Freemasonry, with ancient Roman Catholicism at the roots.
At this point it is important that I point out that I cannot prove these things about Bentley. But, it is something to look at and consider as a possibility. It does not matter to me if he is a Rosicrucian or not. It does matter that he is speaking lies in the name of my Lord and Savior and many are being ruined. So, I am taking this opportunity to show what I have found. If you are a follower of Todd, you owe it to yourself, you owe it to your Lord to question, question, question this man and his claims.
Todd Bentley, the man who wants more than anything, is to impart this wisdom of the ancients into blind, unsuspecting followers. This man comes in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and leads the flock astray. I listened to him tonight for a few moments as he twisted the words and meaning of Romans 1:11-12. Todd didn’t read it out of the bible. He did not ask his followers to open theirs. He simply told him that the word used in that scripture “impart” was done through the laying on of hands. Oh?
(Don’t mess with me, man, I’ve been reading Romans!)
Romans 1:11-12 – For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established- 12 that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
Emphasis mine – It is being explained in verse 12 what was said in verse 11 -that impartation comes through their meeting together – encouraged together. There is no mention of the laying on of hands here. That is not being said, nor is it being implied. See how sneaky? Don’t pick up the bible or have others to look at it. Just tell them what it means – close enough to sound right – and look at the deception that will follow when they all go flying up to the front to be “imparted” with this hand! The very hand bearing symbols against Christ.
1 Timothy 5:22 Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people’s sins; keep yourself pure.