keeping a watchful eye on the wolves

Sheep flock from all over the world to be with the wolf

The following article appeared in Sunday’s Vancouver The Province newspaper (see here) about the “miracle mania” that has been attracting people from all over the world…

In search of a miracle
An Abbotsford preacher ignites a wave of miracle mania, drawing people from around the world and being broadcast into churches across Canada and the U.S.
Glenda Luymes, The Province
Published: Sunday, April 27, 2008

The lineups often stretch down the street. Hundreds of people, waiting for a miracle.

Over the past 25 days, an Abbotsford preacher has drawn more than 30,000 people to the Ignited Church in Lakeland, Florida.

What Todd Bentley thought would be five days of healing sessions and preaching has exploded into a roaring revival, with people coming from all over the world to be part of it. […]

But the article also mentions this…

When The Province asked to speak to someone who had been healed through Bentley in either B.C. or Florida, Fresh Fire was unable to find someone at short notice, citing difficulties with outdated contact information locally, and record-keeping problems in Florida.

Is this a false healing revival? Read the following and decide for yourself:

A FALSE HEALING REVIVAL?? -Florida
By Andrew Strom

http://www.bereanpublishers.com/Deception_in_the_Church/Todd%20Bentley.htm

Watch Todd Bentley’s meetings on video, from Abbotsford to Florida…

ABBOTSFORD, B.C., CANADA -2008

Todd Bentley prophetic direction pt 1 – Abbotsford, B.C.
http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=9c1d4cb2740b083e907e
Topics: Todd Bentley begins by talkings about his burn out (dark night of the soul) and sabbatical

Todd Bentley prophetic direction pt 2 – Abbotsford, B.C.
http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=731672073f530bc0bc73
Topics: God says he is going to establish our steps, we’re going to have a shepherd that leads 2008 is the eighth day, as in Leviticus, and ‘08 will be a year of great anointing, think back to the early days of Benny Hinn and Toronto, impartations and annointing, 2008 will be a greater anointing, we want you Holy Spirit, we love you Holy Spirit, come again Holy Spirit, we love you Holy Spirit…

Todd Bentley prophetic direction pt 3
– Abbotsford, B.C.
http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=8b489559dd3da00ee884
Topics: Conclusion of meeting

LAKELAND, FLORIDA, USA -2008

Todd Bentley Florida Healing Revival 1
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/todd-bentley-florida-healing-revival-1/1818314898?icid=acvsv3
Topics: a lot of physical shaking, laughing

Todd Bentley Florida Healing Revival 2
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/todd-bentley-florida-healing-revival-2/4260193576
Topics: More shaking, a lot of talk about “it”, but not any meat from the word, not even the milk of the word, just a lot about the cities that are going to get “it”


Todd Bentley Florida Healing Revival 3

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/todd-bentley-florida-healing-revival-3/1828126094?icid=acvsv4
Topics: More cities that are going to get “it”, then he pushes a lot of people down shouting ‘Break Out’ and ‘Bam Bam Fire Fire Fire’, and commands the Lord to send out the fire, talks about everyone who is watching “me” on TV through which he is sending the winds of change and glory and miracles, shake-a-boom-ba, he brings his wife and kids on the platform, but she is too ‘drunk’ to talk (“she’s drunk now, mommy’s a little drunk guys…mommy’s having a little drink”)

It is very sad to see sheep from all over the world flocking to hear this wolf.

Here are two more excellent articles to help confused sheep discern wolves from shepherds:

And We All Fall Down By Ted Brooks
Ted Brooks is known for his insight into Charismatic circles for he himself was formerly a Charismatic/Word of Faith pastor who openly approved of and promoted Toronto Blessing and Pensacola Revival type manifestations in his church and ministry.
http://www.bereanpublishers.com/Deception_in_the_Church/And_We_All_Fall_Down.htm

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing By Jesse Morrell
(Recognizing a false teacher by specific characteristics)
http://www.bereanpublishers.com/Deception_in_the_Church/Wolves%20in%20Sheep’s%20Clothing.htm

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12 responses

  1. Pingback: Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing « Sola Dei Gloria

  2. Where is all the revival and Christ-likeness following you, your website and ministry?

    April 30, 2008 at 10:12 pm

  3. endtimespropheticwords

    Sheepy

    Thanks for your posts, from a fellow sheep 🙂

    May 2, 2008 at 9:48 pm

  4. sheepyweepy

    John,
    We were created to live for God’s glory and reflect his image in humility, not seek a revival following. It is the Lord who causes true revival through each individual repentant humble heart and a contrite spirit. The biggest renewal and miracle of all is that our names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

    “For My hand made all these things,
    Thus all these things came into being,” declares the LORD “But to this one I will look,
    To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word. Isaiah 66:2

    To endtimespropheticwords:

    Likewise. 🙂

    May 3, 2008 at 5:16 am

  5. Sheena

    I too am the only one in my church ( pentecostal) who started the alarm bells ringing and I have spent the past 5 days researching this Todd Bentley ..sadly, my pastors have jumped on a plane this week from Australia to go and ‘bring some back.’. they have been mesmerised ( their own words ) no mention of trying the spirits etc as we are taught to do in scripture..I for one will not be allowing hands laid on me when they get back ..very sad as this church has been my home for the past 8 years …truth seekers seem to be in the minority here !! I am getting the word out to as many as will take heed !! Keep up the good work !!

    May 17, 2008 at 3:55 am

  6. sheepyweepy

    Hello Sheena,

    I’m sorry that your pastors have gone to “get some,” but glad to hear that you have a love for the truth.

    Be strong in the Lord.

    May 17, 2008 at 4:32 am

  7. Teresa

    I am one of 4 people in my church (that I know of) who is also ringing those alarm bells Sheena. I have been bombarding my Pastor’s with these posts and hope and pray they see the truth. I love and pray for them and also the congregation. I will also pass the truth on to whoever will listen. God will give us strength and encouragement even if we are in the minority in our churches. We have people in our church going to this also. One of our most respected Women’s ministry leaders is very caught up in this, she was even praying “Fire Fire” to someone yesterday at Church. I was so very disturbed and my friends and I just got down on our knees and prayed to Jesus for the scales to be lifted from her eyes.

    Keep strong and the truth will prevail!

    May 20, 2008 at 1:33 am

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  9. Margie

    I am in the miniority also with my friends and church goers on Sunday Night. I am not buying into this and feel almost guilty, however, i know that GOD loves me as one of my friends who feels as I do, God died for me and I am His. How can we know a true false prophet??

    June 25, 2008 at 5:04 pm

  10. sheepyweepy

    Margie,

    Don’t feel guilty for listening to the nudging of the Holy Spirit who is warning you.

    Here are a few links which may be of help:

    True and False Prophets
    http://www.therefinersfire.org/true_and_false_prophets.htm

    The False Prophets
    http://www.erwm.com/FalseProphets.htm

    June 25, 2008 at 5:24 pm

  11. Pingback: Another great post on Todd Bentley « The Church of Jesus Christ

  12. TODD BENTLEY~ RESURFACES ~ southern California REVIVAL
    COSMIC CROSS ~ MILKY WAY ~ GOLDEN AGE~ PETER WAGNER ~ CHE AHN
    http://harvestrockchurch.org/33_days_of_glory.php
    A NEW REVIVAL WITH THE STAR GATE MYSTICAL CHRISTIANS
    http://www.crystalinks.com/2012.html
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/3949778/TODD-BENTELY-RESURFACES-PETER-WAGNER-COSMIC-CROSS-GOLDEN-AGE
    Just a word of caution on watching this video (or any other Todd Bentley video): the spiritual elements surrounding this man are strong and can have quite an influence. Please be spiritually and Biblically sound, and prepared to plead the blood.
    PETER WAGNER ~ GOLDEN AGE ~ NEW AGE CHRISTIAN WIZARDS ~ WITCHES ~ KUNDALINI
    Prophecies throughout time have named this as the end time, movement to a golden age, gold referencing the alchemy of time and consciousness. To examine the accelerating physical Earth changes and consciousness of humanity, recognizing and healing its issues, is to understand this evolutionary process and what is occurring. There are many factors linked to December 21, 2012 back into light, from which the human biogenetic came. The best barometer for you, is your own intuition, which will allow you to sense great changes. Dreams and meditation will also guide this part of your journey
    Wagner says, “In this year to open the gates, one gate that we must swing wide is the gate of change.” At his New Age Initiation into the Global Harvest Ministries. He also told Bentley “Todd, you are the portal (star gate) to the future.”
    On December 21, 2012, for the first time in approximately 26,000 years, the Sun will rise to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way (eye, heart, center) and the ecliptic plane. The sun aligning with the galactic center, is referred to as the Cosmic Cross. According to the ancient Maya, this date will mark the end of one world as we know it and the beginning of another. It is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a Tree remembered as sacred in all the world’s spiritual traditions. Emerging from this tree, or star alignment, comes a serpent (DNA) rope with an enlightened being named Nine (9, Closure) Winds (Wormholes, Spirals, Star Gates, SG, Sacred Geometry). Nine Winds is Quetzalcoatl riding upon a blessed substance the Mayans called ‘itz’ (it’s Z).

    OPEN UP THE HEAVENS
    Peter Wagner “prophesies” his Global New Age vision for the New World Religion. “As the Body of Christ, we do not seek change for the sake of change, but so that God’s presence can manifest in a new way. The declarations and worship that we release literally change the atmosphere around us. Detroit is a key city with a distinct sound and expression that influences the very heart of our nation. This Metroplex also exemplifies a convergence of cultures and nations.”

    July 15, 2008 at 9:12 pm

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