Danger Looming – The Blog of Todd Bentley

Todd Bentley has done so much damage to the Word of God and all that is Christianity that I want to offer the same to him – rip and tear – here’s my take on his blog-

Out of fairness to blogging rules, here is the link, as much as I hate to post the demonic thing on my blog, but rules are rules. Ho hum.

http://www.freshfireusa.com/blog/

From Aug 17

As many of you know, I have been busy training hard in the gym and want to be in the best shape of my life in the next season of Revival.

The next season of revival. Here it comes. If at first you do not succeed, lie, lie again. Someone call Bob Jones and get a ruling on this to find out if the next season will be called the 4th Wave.

I have been very consistent and determined in losing weight and gaining healthy muscle mass.

The better to kick you with, my dear…

This reminds me of prisoners who have nothing else to do but pump iron all day long to better attack the guards when the rioting comes.

Instead of running to a fast food restaurant, I now run on a treadmill and instead of sneaking veggies to the dogs, I am now eating them! Lol!

…eating the dogs would not surprise me coming from a man who kicks those who are about to die and worshiping grandmothers in the face…

My trip to Kansas City was very refreshing. We attended World Revival Church for 3 days and it was truly encouraging and witnessed a real hunger, fire, and high praise and many testimonies of lives changed. I have felt a true spirit of Revival.

There’s that word again – revival.

We ended our time at IHOP by soaking to Misty Edwards live. There is a true mature and tangible presence of Holy Spirit.

What does that mean exactly? A true mature presence of the holy spirit. I didn’t realize the spirit of the living God had to mature, so he must mean the presence of the other spirit he calls God.

I think that Kansas City BBQ is the best in the world! Haha!

Hmmm..in case your personal trainer forgot to tell you before your big summer vacation, bbq is off the menu for those in training, Todd.

Am I picking on Todd and his blog? Yes. I’m trying to find a way to get through the “copyright” infringement without breaking the law. But honestly, I don’t see how a man who dissects and twists the Word of God the way Todd Bentley does can be protected by copyright. The whole concept does not sit well with me. I don’t see how he can be protected by anything under the law. But, as he twisted his way into America I guess he can use the laws of my country to gain his advantage

…to better manipulate you, my dear.

But, that’s why I am here. Let’s go back in his blog a little and I will show you somethin’.

From 5/23

The purpose of my blog is to share with you my personal thoughts, feelings, status, revelations, and updates on the ministry and restoration. Take the time to stay updated on the restoration process with Rick Joyner as the videos are featured here on the website.  Many of you have been faithful friends and loyal partners both in prayers and finances over the years. Please continue to stand with us.

Continue to stand – meaning keep sending your money…

At this time you may be asking, “What is Todd Bentley doing?” My main focus is rest and intimacy with Jesus. I have much time for prayer and meditation, enjoying reading many books, and studying the Word. Oh and don’t worry! I am having lots of fun too! There is a theme park five minutes from my house.

This is what your “contributions to his ministry” or as he called it “your stand” is doing for Todd.  You work, he plays. After all, the theme park is only 5 minutes away! Consider, your jobs, your family time, what it takes to get by day to day, all of your responsibilities. How much time do you have to do the things Todd does?

Um, if Todd had really spent all the time with God he claimed to during Lakeland, as he is again claiming here, he would not have been so inclined to fool around with someone he was not married to!  But, the divorce situation, bad as it may be, is only a smoke screen to get our attention off the fact this man, and those who endorse and promote him are steeped in false doctrine!

This is a key to false teachers, evangelists and prophets. They are all about telling us, the little people, how much time they spend with the Lord; how intimate they are with the Lord, and out of intimacy comes – yes – those coveted dreams and visions and trips to the throne room or the third heaven, that are oh, so important to our understanding as little people!! For God has sent them on this special mission to impart these revelations to us, the little people who have no focus, no passion, and no revelation! They say to “Do what I do and you will see what I see”, and…(watch yourself be seduced away to an intimate relationship with a demon!)

From 5/27

God has been speaking to me about mercy. We need it!

The last 10 months has been one of the most difficult trials for me. I have been overwhelmed at how much Jesus loves us. Even when we blow it. God’s reassuring love and grace meets me again and again. Honestly, through this season of restoration, I have feared that the judgment of God and embraced His discipline. I remember days where Ive questioned if God would qualify me again as a leader because of His holiness, His righteousness, and justice. To be frank, I came quite short of the character required of a leader.

Recently in Prayer God Spoke to me out of Isaiah 30:18 NKJ

“Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore he will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.
For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are those who wait for Him.”

Sometimes when we expect judgment, God manifests His justice in goodness and mercy.  As it implies in the verse above, God’s justice and mercy are exalted in the Lord being gracious to you. The Bible goes on to promise in the same chapter, in the 20th verse, that though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, God will restore you to His favor again.

Isn’t that sweet?  A God of goodness and mercy…with no consequences for sin!  And here is a nice scripture to prove what he claims is right on. Finally achieved – a true god of our own understanding.

Please understand that Todd is not repentant. And that is key for us to receive God’s mercy and grace.  Just because Todd seems to have gotten away with so many things, does not mean he has escaped judgment – not at all.  Just because Rick Joyner and Bill Johnson have made Todd their pet joint project for “restoration” does not mean Todd has been called of God into ministry. He has not.

And notice how he included his readers  – “when we expect judgment” – so that you will identify with the fact that you are fallen just as he is, and who are you to pass judgment?? Don’t be fooled by this!  Let me take this one step further. This is a trick by Bill Johnson who was all about “Grace, Grace!!” when Todd was found out!  I guess you could say that Johnson literally played the devil’s advocate! These are one sided messages having nothing to do with the fullness of God’s word and the purpose of repentance!!! They do not want to admit they were wrong about Todd, so they have taken it to another angle to a twisted and out of concept scripture! And yes, I do mean out of concept! God is not fooled by this, neither should you be!

Todd Bentley is using the word of God for his own gain. He is not repentant! If he had been, he would not be in the situation he is now. The teaching on his web site, which I will get to, proves he has not changed one bit. He just wants us to think that everything is A-OK with the big guy upstairs so he can continue his demonic charade.

Remember, in charismania, the leaders all want us, the little people, to believe they have received special revelation, wisdom and understanding, and even a special anointing that we have not, that is necessary to take us to another level of teaching. Don’t listen. Go back to the word of God because the Holy Spirit who resides within you as a true born again believer will guide you into all truth!  These are the very words of Jesus!

I will continue my blogging when I attack his teachings on the Holy Spirit in which the rubber meets the road! In the meantime, you may want to read my article linked below in which I did my own research comparing the claims of the charismania holy spirit and the one taught about in the bible.

Until then, may the Lord give you eyes to see and ears to hear!  Ephesians 1:17-19

Holy Spirit Manifestations

Holy Spirit Manifestations

Just a note:  This is not intended as a complete article on the Holy Spirit. It is quite long, but don’t let that intimate you or keep you from reading all it has to say, even if you need to make more than one visit.  

While I chose to call it Holy Spirit Manifestations, it’s really an article in argument as to the truth of the Holy Spirit.  So while it’s purpose is to address those strange bodily manifestations we get all excited about, it does so in light of the scripture as a comparison to what is claimed by man and taught by God through His word. 

As God will not violate His character or His word I felt it was important to look at not only manifestations, but also the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.   When we see the truth as a whole it is easier to recognize the counterfeit.

Be blessed.   mk

For a great number of years Christians have been experiencing strange manifestations of the body. These often, but not always, happen while another person prays for them in the “laying on of hands”.  They have also been known to happen during times of deep worship. Such strangeness include falling down, (aka “slain”), odd bodily sensations, the feeling of heat or cold,  shaking, and other strange involuntary movements of the limbs often without the power of thier own to stop them.  These are attributed to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.  But are they?

In addition, the Holy Spirit is explained as a weighty, tangible presence which is not only felt but can be passed from person to person.  You have to wonder if God, the Most High God who spoke all that we see into existence can actually be passed like a football.

In doing my own research, here is what I came up from using the Word of God, rather than the word of man.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is given upon salvation to empower the believer to fulfill the great commission.  We are told in the Word to be filled with the Holy Spirit.  Here is how Jesus taught of the Spirit’s coming, He would bring truth and glorify Jesus, testify of Jesus and convict the world of sin.

John 16:13-15

13 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and he will tell you things to come.  14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 “All things that the Father has are Mine, Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.

John 15:26-27

26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.  27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

John 16:8-11

8 “And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment; 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment because the ruler of this world is judged.

These teachings regarding the Holy Sprit and even His character are quite different than what we are being taught and are experiencing today.  The Holy Spirit does not have His own personality. He is not a tangible presence that can be passed to another believer through touch (impartation) or by breathing or blowing on a person. He cannot and will not be commanded to do things by people. He is God, not a genie at our disposal.

Anointing From God

 1 John 2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.

1 John 2:26, 27

26 These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you.     27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor: He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.

Gifts and anointing are given to born again believers directly from God as He wills and to aid the believer fulfilling the great commission. They are given for the sole purpose of completing God’s plans and purposes on the earth and for no other reason. Spiritual gifts cannot be passed around from person to person or imparted from one person to another any more than the Holy Spirit can be. We cannot “will” a gift into a person simply because they want it, nor can we impart a teaching to another through the laying on of hands.

Gifts are not given as “mantles” by praying at someone’s grave site, nor is there any biblical indication that a believer has rights to or should ask for a mantle or gift of someone who has died.  Yes, Elisha received the “mantle” of Elijah but again, this is by way of the old covenant, not the new, and under what seemed to be very special circumstances.

Holy Spirit Manifestations

 1 Corinthians 12:7-11

7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.

The Holy Spirit does not manifest through water or electricity or grant us power to manipulate the atmosphere by the movement of our hands.  His presence does not cause a believer to fall to the ground or to become frozen as in a trance-like state or to shake, jerk, convulse, groan, moan, bend at the waist, go into a giving birth-like state, jump up and down, shout, scream or run around the room. He does not cause the believer to act like or to make sounds of an animal or snake, or to experience sensations of hot or cold or electricity.  He does not cause a feeling of drunkenness, slurred speech or other similar impairments, nor does He cause fits of uncontrolled laughter or tears.

There is nothing in the bible to substantiate these manifestations to be of the Holy Spirit, or to even be Godly.  Instead they seem to mimic death and various diseases and drunkenness and even behaviors of those who are demon possessed.

Isaiah 29:9-10

9 Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind!

They are drunk, but not with wine; they stagger but not with intoxicating drink.

10 For the Lord has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, namely, the prophets; and He has covered your heads, namely, the seers.

 Holy Spirit Fruit

Galatians 5:22 – 23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

If Jesus came to bring us freedom, would the Holy Spirit who reveals all truth and testifies of Christ cause us to act in such oppressive and uncontrolled behavior?  These manifestations do not match ones listed in scripture, nor do they prove they are actually from the Holy Spirit as they are in violation of His fruit and the characteristics of God. Think about it!

In my research I have found these manifestations to be of Satan, the occult and different religions, specifically in Hinduism, known as Kundalini. The similarities in the Kundalini Awakening and what we have been calling manifestations of the Holy Spirit are shockingly similar. See this article http://endtimesdeception.com/?p=509  I know it sounds crazy but these are crazy deceitful times we are in.

I still believe we can feel the power and presence of God in some situations. Spiritual things are spiritually discerned, not physically.  We are assured of our faith because the Word of God is true, not because our flesh is.  Much, if not all, of this manifested behavior is not truly biblical, cannot be found in scripture, or proven to be characteristic of God, so whose manifestations are these?  And if such manifestations come upon a believer, how did it happen?

1 Timothy 5:22 Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people’s sins; keep yourself pure.

Ephesians 5:6-7

6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore, do not be partakers with them.

When we allow a person to lay hands on us, and come into agreement with that person, or when there is a “blanket” impartation happening in the room, again that we agree with, if we continue to be subject to false teaching and doctrine we allow that person to impart their demons.  Some time later we can begin to experience false signs and wonders, false prophecy, false tongues, gifting, etc., and the demonic manifestations.  They take up a presence in the spirit because we have agreed to it. This is why there is a mixture of spirits or spiritual manifestations and gifts, etc. Where in the word does it say that the Holy Spirit is tangible?

Like I did, the next time you feel yourself manifest, you may want to question who or what has touched you.

2 Corinthians 11:3-4

3 But I fear, lest somehow as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted – you may well put up with it!

Please become familiar with the truth behind the Toronto Blessing, which took place in 1994.  This is when and where much of the demonic was released upon the charismatic church and is taught and encouraged to this day.  Many of the leaders, teachers and prophets involved are the ones teaching false doctrine and prophecy today. (Other places with similar experiences were Brownsville and Dudley (UK) revivals.) Not only is this an accepted practice, but those who manifest are considered more spiritual or gifted than the ones who do not. This is a lie!

There is much to this deception and it is far reaching. Some believe this event was only a taste of what is to come; the great falling away.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4.

3Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.  This speaks of the anti-christ who is to come.

Matthew 24:15 “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads let him understand)…

Consider this is an unholy person occupying a place reserved for God here on earth.  How closely related is this to a person who has been overtaken by another spirit in the place that should have been reserved and kept only for the presence of the Holy Spirit.  This person is given to fleshy manifestations and doctrines of demons who believe his experiences are from God!

Many of us have been taught that a Christian cannot be deceived. What foolishness!  The New Testament is full of scriptures that warn of deceitful teachings, teachers and false prophets and of those bringing another gospel or another Jesus!  We are also told to expose them for what they are!

Weighed and Found Wanting, a free on line book which I highly recommend, an account of the Toronto Blessing written by a pastor can be found here – http://www.kevinreeves.org/

 For understanding and dealing with manifestations seeFinding Freedom From The Spirits Of “Revival” When Evil Perseveres By Ed Tarkowski https://mkayla.wordpress.com/freedom-from-false-spirits-of-revival/

This is not an area to fool around with.  Please be wise!  Repent and return to your first love.