Todd Bentley Taught Contemplative Prayer and Silence
Before Todd Bentley made his way to Florida for the big revival, he spoke at another conference called Secret Place in his hometown of Abbotsford, B.C. (Canada). The following report from Stand Firm World Ministries reveals that at this conference, Todd Bentley taught on contemplative prayer and silence using the 4 step meditation method of Sundar Singh:
SECRET PLACE II – CONFERENCE REPORT
Attendees at Fresh Fire Ministries’ recent second annual Secret Place conference basked in a heavy weight of God’s presence for days. The conference, held in Abbotsford from January 14th – 17th, drew crowds of close to 2000 (including a large overflow seating area). Ravenously hungry for God, people lined up for hours outside the auditorium in response to the simple invitation to come enter the Lord’s presence, draw close to Him and gaze on His beauty.
With great passion, conference speakers Heidi Baker, Rodney Howard-Browne, Jason Upton, Keith Miller and Todd Bentley shared and imparted some powerful revelation received in the secret place with God. Along with the teaching, the anointed worship of Jason Upton and Michael Larson took attendees deeper into the heart and glory of God each day. Here is some of the powerful revelation delivered at the conference.
Wednesday night: Todd Bentley taught on contemplative prayer and learning to silence your thoughts. He outlined the four prayer steps practiced by Sundar Singh, an Indian prophet who had a visitation from “Jesus.” The steps include: 1. Read a whole chapter, 2. Meditate on the passage that most spoke to you, 3. Recollect with an open mind and heart as the Holy Spirit reveals the scripture to you, then 4. Rest and restoration in His presence while the Spirit imparts revelation or takes you into the heavens. […]
Saturday Morning: This session Todd Bentley focused on “the secret place of the Most High” from Psalm 91. He emphasized that we can’t dwell in the secret place unless we have a revelation of the Most High. In addition, to enter the secret place we need to leave behind all the distractions of the outer court – the place of sacrifice, distractions of the mind, guilt and shame by making a decision to enter. He said as we walk past the inner court of illumination, intercession, healing and deliverance, we go through to the Holy Place, that place of silent awe where self focus and even prayer cease. Few Christians, he said, ever get into that Holy Place of awe, splendor and majesty. During the session he unpacked the following powerful scriptures: Psalm 27:4-5; Psalm 31:20 and Psalm 84:1,2. Todd concluded by saying that real prayer involves leaving the busyness and resting in silence
It may be interesting to note that Todd Bentley is not the only one who has seen Sundar Singh in a vision. According to this link at The Elijah List (2003), it was a double vision – Todd Bentley’s friend Bob Jones also saw Sundar Singh in a revelation…
(**Note: Previously, in a word through Paul Keith Davis published on The Elijah List, Bob Jones saw in a vision a heavenly messenger named Sundar — Many people wondered what the origins of the name were and it’s meaning. Research showed that Sundar simply is a regular, male name that comes from an ancient language of India called Sanskrit. Sanskrit shares common roots with the Latin and Greek languages, as well as many others such as the Germanic and Celtic languages. Sundar means “Beautiful/Handsome/Pleasant to the eyes and ears,” while Singh is a common suffix added on, meaning “Lion.”
Paul Keith Davis and Todd Bentley received revelation independently of each other from the Lord on Sundar. Each was regarding the Lord’s anointing to open the eyes and ears of His people to release revelation. –Steve Shultz, The Elijah List**)
-The Elijah List
Sundar Singh was a mystic who believed in universalism and experienced visions in frequent states of ecstasy 8-10 times a month. It has been said that “In him Christianity and Hinduism seem to meet” (SADHU SUNDAR SINGH –geocites.com).
Todd Bentley and Contemplative Meditation (lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog)
CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER VS BIBLICAL PRAYER (earnestlycontend.com)
Here is some sheep food to chew on regarding what comes out of the mouths of wolves like these:
The Pitfalls of False Prophets
Why the Predictions of Errant Prophets are Worthless
by Bob DeWaay
Extended Thoughts on Bob Jones…
Todd Bentleys and prophet Bob Jones angel Emma