keeping a watchful eye on the wolves

Following the Tracks – from Abbotsford to Lakeland (Part 1)

Following wolf tracks…from British Columbia to Florida…regarding false prophet/healer Todd Bentley.

This is where he is right now:

Florida Healing Revival @ Ignited Church

Open The Word reports:
This is exactly word for word what was spoken over Todd Bentley (from Fresh Fire Ministries) at the “Downpour Conference” on the Gold Coast in Australia, on March 8, 2008, by Pastor Rob DeLuca from New Zealand:

Todd, I saw a vision, and it’s concerning four revivals that are going to take to place in the world.
I saw a human boomerang flying out of Canada and it hit the nation of England, it hit the nation of Australia, it hit the nation of New Zealand, and it came spinning around.

I saw “Todd Bentley”–your name on the boomerang, but I knew that it was the Lord showing me that it was you, and I saw it fly back around and it came and hit America.

But, there was a bit more accuracy to it. It hit the state of Florida. The Lord is showing me that what took place in Pensacola, and also what took place in Lakeland with Rodney–you’re gonna bring something very strong to Florida.

I see something BIG in Florida. Then I saw the Lord turning you into a human nail, you know, like a spike nail. I saw the hand of God, I saw the Father hit this hammer and it hit you and it went straight into the ground of Florida.

From Todd Bentley himself:
I just spoke with Bob Jones again, and he told me several things. First, he was not expecting that the glory would fall this soon.

Second, Bob said the angel named “Winds of Change,” is bringing the change NOW, and that this outpouring would break out internationally. He said this outpouring, the very tangible healing anointing, is for the world and would go everywhere. (God told me that every night in the meetings I was to impart it to ministries, and as I write this, several hundred pastors, evangelists and ministries have already come.)

Third, Bob said, and I agree, we have never seen such notable miracles. (Distinctively, scars and burn marks have been removed from bodies, and there are testimonies coming in of cancers, tumors, deaf ears, diabetes, lupus, autism, and a vast array of other sicknesses and diseases, all being healed. I’m talking hundreds of healings so far! There are dramatic salvations, and heavenly visitations especially coming to the children.)

Revival Report by Denny Cline, Senior Leader
Albany Vineyard Christian Fellowship

“This Fresh Outpouring is a NEW LEVEL and has the Potential to AWAKEN the Whole of North America and other Nations in Need of REVIVAL”

…Then Todd came to Lakeland, Florida, and was visited by an angel Bob Jones calls the “Winds of Change.” He said this is a high-ranking angel over all the ones assigned to healing, breakthrough and revival unto harvest.

Over the last three weeks here in Lakeland, there have been amazing miracles, a glorious presence of the Holy Spirit, and many coming to Christ. This outpouring is increasing at Ignited Church in Lakeland, Florida, pastored by Stephen and Janice Strader. They have a heritage in outpourings, as he is the son of Carl Strader, who hosted Rodney Howard Browne. God used Rodney as a catalyst for the renewals that birthed extended outpourings of the Holy Spirit through other vessels in Toronto, Canada and Pensacola, Florida. There were many other powerful times of visitation and refreshing that are not as well-known, including our own region in the Northwest and in Albany.


This is from Charisma Magazine:

Update: Lakeland Revival Intensifies
Twice daily meetings in Lakeland, Fla., move into fourth straight week of revival. Starting Apr. 24, the meetings are being moved to Auburndale Life Church about 10 miles from Lakeland.

Read it here:

More from Charisma Magazine Forums:

A Holy Ghost Outbreak in Florida

Charismatics are flocking to the sleepy town of Lakeland, Fla. to attend evangelist Todd Bentley’s unconventional revival services.

Todd Bentley is not exactly your grandmother’s evangelist, but that didn’t stop grandmothers from lining up to get prayer from the 32-year-old preacher last week when he opened his 14th straight night of revival meetings in Lakeland, Fla. People of all ages—including plenty of retirees with bad backs and partial deafness—crammed into the 700-seat Ignited Church to watch Bentley pray for the sick and to hear testimonies from the healed.

“If you need a miracle in your body, stand up!” Bentley shouted, waving his tattooed arms over the crowd. “There is healing in the atmosphere! Sometimes people feel fire or heat. It’s Jesus!”

The audience was pumped. Many had been coming to the meetings since April 2, when a four-day conference began and then zoomed into overdrive. Others had just arrived in Lakeland from out of state after hearing reports of the revival on the Internet. The night I attended, host pastor Steve Strader said more than 90,000 people had watched the meetings online.

“Tumors are going to be pulled out of people’s bodies tonight,” Bentley announced with a grin. “It’s gonna pop tonight!”

BUT…are these the footprints of a prophet, or the tracks of a wolf?

The following are warnings to take heed of…
*Church Warnings
A False Healing Revival-Todd Bentley and Lakeland Ignited Events

*End Times Prophetic, Prophecy, Visions, Dreams, Revelation, Christian Blog – Fresh Fire Ministries Todd Bentley

*A False Healing Revival?

*Is Todd Bentley a False Prophet?

*Todd Bentley MP3 Audio – Please Don’t Be A Huckster


*Some Things About Being Slain in the Spirit

*Todd Bentley
Apologetics Index

Sheep! Beware! There are wolves among you!!!

Run to the Good Shepherd!


11 responses

  1. wordsseldomsaid

    sighs…shakes head…walks off…

    April 29, 2008 at 6:00 am

  2. Scriptural Evidence the Lakeland revival is not of God:

    (2Co 11:4). For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

    The “Jesus” that Todd Bentley is preaching is not the Jesus of the Bible. His “Jesus” doesn’t preach and emphasize deep repentance, denying self and carrying the cross, selling one’s possesions to give to the poor and needy, forsaking ALL to follow him, and freely bestows his “anointing” on all who have heretical or bad doctrine and loose, immoral lives.

    The “spirit” that Todd Bentley is operating under is causing manifestations that DO NOT APPEAR anywhere in the Bible. He has been known to cause animal manifestations as well (clucking like chickens, barking like dogs, etc.), all of which are manifestations that have long been associated with pagan and heathen religions but are found nowhere in Scripture, except with Nebechanezzar at the judgement of God.

    The “gospel” that Todd preaches is a gospel of seeking after signs and wonders. It’s hocus pocus. Angel feathers, gold dust, diamonds falling, seeing female angels, again, all of which are found nowhere in Scripture. Seeking after miracles and not after the face and heart and burden of God is a deadly delusion that will lead one straight into accepting “another spirit”. There are MANY spirits in the world, which is why we are called both to test the spirits, and to test those who purport to be prophets and teachers by their DOCTRINE. Their doctrine must be solid and sound, and Todd’s is more new age and hype than it is sound Bible doctrine.

    (2Th 2:8-11). And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.

    We need not say that just because there are many geniune miracles, that the whole move must be of God. The Anti-Christ himself will do many signs and wonders. And the mystery of lawlesness (anti-Christ deception) is already at work in the world. Anti-Christ doesn’t neccesary outright oppose Christ, instead, he counterfeits him.

    (2Co 11:13-15). For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

    Angel encounters are a constant theme in his meetings, and people just soak it all up, not even thinking to seriously question it. But who is to say these angels are truly the angels of the Lord God, and not emissaries of Satan sent to deceive? Todd claims that his healing anointing comes from an angel, but there is no record in all of Scripture of an angel giving somebody an anointing. The Holy Spirit is the only One who anoints God’s ministers. If the anointing is from an angel, it’s a huge red flag.

    (Col 2:18-19). Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

    Glean what you will from that Scripture, but do note this, it is a very dangerous thing to speak constantly of angels and to give them the glory for an anointing. I don’t want any part of an anointing from any angel, I only want the HOLY SPIRIT’S anointing, period. Because I don’t know whether it’s an angel of God or an angel of light sent to deceive.

    (Mat 7:22-23). Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

    Note, just because somebody:
    1. Calls Jesus “Lord”
    2. Prophesies
    3. Casts out demons
    4. Does many *wonderful* works (which includes healing people)

    Just because they do all these things DOES NOT mean they are of God! It’s not a few, but MANY, that do these things and do not belong to the true Jesus of the Bible. The Catholic Church still does genuine excorcisms (casting out demons) to this day but they are serious idolaters who preach ‘another gospel’. Signs and wonders is no proof of being genuine or not. The only way we can tell is by:

    1. The doctrine of the teacher (2 John)
    2. The fruit of their life (Mat. 7)
    3. Discerning of the spirit they operate under (1 Cor 12)


    In Christ – Josef Urban

    May 5, 2008 at 8:01 am

  3. sheepyweepy

    Thanks for the good and true words Josef! God bless you!

    I was looking at your website. You have an amazing testimony, the Lord has done a great work in your life. Praise His Name!

    May 5, 2008 at 3:07 pm

  4. Marge

    I am amazed that christians still question what God is doing. I, for one am so excited by this revival that I would like to come and be healed and bring it back home with me so that my patients can be healed. God is giving us a gift and I am not going to say “no”. I am praying for Todd for him to continue to be used of God and His Holy Spirit for all the ones who are hurting and needing a touch from the Father God. Thank God for faithful men and women who are answering the call to do what God has asked them to do. Todd, I will see you in North Carolina soon. Marge

    May 7, 2008 at 6:46 pm

  5. Robert, CA

    Is it not writen? Hear O Israel, the Lord is God, the Lord is One… and you will(love)the Lord with all your heart and your soul and your strength…

    Is this not a call to use your soul,flesh and spirit in a complete act of worship to our God in spirit and truth.

    In 3rd world countries the unsaved experience in one encounter with the Lord a salvation for their spirit, a deliverence for their soul and healing for their bodies.

    Why do we settle for only salvation here in the United States. When people need deliverence from addictions and habits and hurts and their bodies are destroyed by disease.

    What do you need to see, as a blessed North American Christian, in order to accept miracles and testimony of the Lord saving, delivering and healing…

    If the Lord chose to work thru you in signs miracles and wonders… How would you conduct them?

    May 9, 2008 at 3:00 pm

  6. jan flowing

    My heart within me feels crushed and sickened by this clip. Watch it and tell me if you can honestly believe the Holy Spirit is doing that, and Jesus is being revealed and glorified through it???

    And Todd’s ‘god’ TOLD him to get those tattoos?

    God alone is Judge, and I know i am wrong when i pass judgement on anyone, but we are called to be DISCERNING…

    May 12, 2008 at 9:11 pm

  7. Terry Stewart

    I seen a portion of this “revival” (notice my quotes), at my church locally 2 weeks ago or so and only stayed an hour and a half. I do not know how to approach my Pastor or Elders in this matter as the seem to be “climbing on board” with it. I have had a “check in my spirit” about it and, I too, feel the need to be discerning. I have been asking the Lord about it. I will try to check it out online tonight but I some how do not fee “good” in my spirit about it.

    I DO love the Lord Jesus with all my heart and His chosen people, Israel. Also, I am filled with the Spirit and pray in tongues from time to time. However, it is the fruit of the Holy Spiirit, that is, His character outworking in our lives that will point men to Jesus. I also believe in genuine healings directly from the Lord or through the medical propfession He has Sovereignly put in place for mankind.

    Sincerely in the Fathers love in Christ

    May 20, 2008 at 12:35 am

  8. JB

    I must admit that I am just as skeptical as anyone when it comes to Todd Bentley’s ministry. But we definately know from scripture that God can use anybody and anything (remember, God used a donkey). While I do see alot of error, I do believe that he has helped to spark a sort of “child-like faith”, which is desperately needed in the church. I believe that God has used this platform to bring healing to many, but we must still remain cautious and test the spirits if they be of God.

    June 8, 2008 at 6:10 am

  9. TD

    This is no childlike faith. What is happening is a large, overweight man with big biker boots on, is running full-speed across a stage and kicking a stage IV cancer patient in the stomach. When my kids hit or kick others, I spank them.

    Q: What spirit loves to hurt people? Is that spirit of God?

    A: It’s not a spirit from God. He loves us so much that He became a man and came to earth to die for us. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him may not perish but have eternal life.

    Q: Did Peter and John kick the paralyzed man in the legs, or beat his legs repeatedly on the floor?

    A: They told him, “in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk”. Then he went walking and leaping and PRAISING GOD. (He didn’t fall down and writhe in a kundalini trance.)

    Q: Can we get faith from men?

    A: Faith is a fruit of the Spirit. It cannot be “sparked” by a person. It must be given to us by God through His Holy Spirit.

    June 30, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    It is very mysterious. Todd has disappeared suddenly. Just as suddenly as EMMA-O was yanked off his web page, without explanation, Todd simply disappeared.
    Remember dear Christian brothers and sisters, the war FOR TRUTH is NOT OVER. Todd Bentley is just one symptom of the problem. When it seemed that he was losing the battle a powerful reinforcing army came forth for his defense. It was then, that we could see the seriousness of the problem that is facing the church appear. Forces that have been received for years came out into the open before the entire world that exposed witchcraft practices and doctrines of devils.
    We were accused of “dividing the Body of Christ.” Touching God’s anointed,” Blaspheming the Holy Ghost,” and every strange thing in the world while a very perverse man was snatching souls in front of the world.
    I was part of an army of women in the seventies that fought against the ERA. Our side won that battle and defeated the radical women libbers. However, every bit of that Constitutional Amendment is part of our lives today. Congress legislated it piece by piece into existence. We are living today with so many radical things because the women that won that battle simply went back to sleep.
    Church don’t go back to sleep! Keep alert and by all means Todd is simply one little piece of the raging battle for the church. Keep fighting on and defeat the gates of hell that Jesus promised would not prevail against the church.
    Remember, his release said he was taking a rest, it didn’t say that he was not coming back.
    OPENING THE PORTALS TO THE THIRD HEAVENS TO THE DEMONIC REALMS ~ PETER WAGNER SAYS, TODD BENTLEY is the”PORTAL (STAR GATE) TO THE FUTURE” He also said that they are connecting heaven’s gate to earth! According to the Bible, God’s Kingdom has already come to the Earth. Jesus Christ is the Mediator that has already connected God’s Kingdom to the Earth and heaven, See Ephesians Chapter one. It is a power that is not Bentley’s and Wagner’s to give.
    We must not forget the group of mystical Christians operating in extra-biblical fashion to open the paranormal doors to heaven TO THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. It is a tremendously large army called Joel’s Army that is still on the move to conquer the church and millions of souls.

    Here are a few members of the Latter Rain Movement and few terms that identify them. Todd Bentley, Peter Wagner, Rick Joyner, Che Arn, John Paul Jackson, Jill Austin, Randolph and Kris Vallotton, Randy Clark, Rodney Howard-Browne, Patricia King, Stacey Campbell, Kenneth Hagin, Jr, Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Bill Johnson, Barbara Yoder, Bob Jones, Paul Cain, Stephen Strader, Cindy Jacobs. Terminology used: Apostolic Alignment, Gatekeepers, opening portals to the Third Heavens.
    Think about it. We have Christian’s leaders who are “Opening the Star Gates to bring forth supernatural entities that they are calling angels (the Winds of Change and to the Nations). Many Christians are sleeping and do not know that they are mixing the Christian faith with witchcraft.”
    Todd Bentley says, SPIRITUAL ENTITIES & STAR GATES will CREATE SUPER HUMANS “OPEN HEAVENS BRING GOD’S KINGDOM TO EARTH” Then, as heaven manifests in the natural realm, both the rule and the reign of Jesus Christ will be known in the earth. “Let God be glorified!” Yet, don’t miss this: The key to bringing that manifestation to earth is an open heaven—a portal through which the kingdom of God invades the earth!
    See m my latest article concerning Todd Bentley’s article about “Opening the Star Gates to the Third Heaven.”

    Pat Holliday

    July 12, 2008 at 6:54 pm

  11. Mark 9:1 AND JESUS said to them, Truly {and} solemnly I say to you, there are some standing here who will in no way taste death before they see the kingdom of God come in [its] power.

    Mark 9:7 And a cloud threw a shadow upon them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My Son, the [most dearworthy] Beloved One. Be constantly listening to {and} obeying Him!
    Mark 9:8 And looking around, they suddenly no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus only.

    Mark 9:17 And one of the throng replied to Him, Teacher, I brought my son to You, for he has a dumb spirit.
    Mark 9:18 And wherever it lays hold of him [so as to make him its own], it dashes him down {and} convulses him, and he foams [at the mouth] and grinds his teeth, {and} he [falls into a motionless stupor and] is wasting away. And I asked Your disciples to drive it out, and they were not able [to do it].
    Mark 9:19 And He answered them, O unbelieving generation [without any faith]! How long shall I [have to do] with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to Me.
    Mark 9:33 And they arrived at Capernaum; and when [they were] in the house, He asked them, What were you discussing {and} arguing about on the road?
    Mark 9:34 But they kept still, for on the road they had discussed {and} disputed with one another as to who was the greatest.
    Mark 9:35 And He sat down and called the Twelve [apostles], and He said to them, If anyone desires to be first, he must be last of all, and servant of all.
    Mark 9:36 And He took a little child and put him in the center of their group; and taking him in [His] arms, He said to them,
    Mark 9:37 Whoever in My name {and} for My sake accepts {and} receives {and} welcomes one such child also accepts {and} receives {and} welcomes Me; and whoever so receives Me receives not only Me but Him Who sent Me.
    Mark 9:38 John said to Him, Teacher, we saw a man who does not follow along with us driving out demons in Your name, and we forbade him to do it, because he is not one of our band [of Your disciples].
    Mark 9:39 But Jesus said, Do not restrain {or} hinder {or} forbid him; for no one who does a mighty work in My name will soon afterward be able to speak evil of Me.
    Mark 9:40 For he who is not against us is for us.
    Mark 9:41 For I tell you truly, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to {and} bear the name of Christ will by no means fail to get his reward.
    Mark 9:42 And whoever causes one of these little ones (these believers) who acknowledge {and} cleave to Me to stumble {and} sin, it would be better (more profitable and wholesome) for him if a [huge] millstone were hung about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.

    Mark 9:49 For everyone shall be salted with fire.

    Mark 9:50 Salt is good (beneficial), but if salt has lost its saltness, how will you restore [the saltness to] it? Have salt within yourselves, and be at peace {and} live in harmony with one another.

    Now recently, this week with Todd Bentley’s divorce announcement, I was reminded when I was a at week long seminar decades ago and the preacher was preaching great and I admit I started to hero worship the preacher but on the last Friday afternoon session the preacher had preached some falsehood.. and I was drastically horrified, dismayed, as to how this could be, could his whole week’s teaching now also be in error. Next I prayed and asked God how could that be? why did it occur? and God replied to me ” you had taken your eyes of me unto the preacher, and I had to show you what he, the preacher was really like.. many look up to man and not God.. we all need to focus solely on Jesus again and always.. .and even to get back to praying and fasting now too

    August 19, 2008 at 8:56 am

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