keeping a watchful eye on the wolves

Following the Gold Trail

Thar’s gold in them thar revivals…

Gold is nothing new to Todd Bentley’s ministry. As we follow the tracks on the gold trail, the first gold report begins in his home province of British Columbia, Canada:

Gold Fillings: 1999

Gold teeth hard to prove, useful for outreach
• BC Christian News • MAY ISSUE 1999 • VOL. 19 #5 • Formerly “Christian Info News”
http://www.canadianchristianity.com/cgi-bin/bc.cgi?bc/bccn/0599/teeth

By Peter T. Chattaway

THE GREAT Physician may also be the Great Dentist. In the past two months, several dozen people have reported receiving gold fillings and similar miracles at churches and revival meetings throughout British Columbia.

“They were having people come up to be prayed for,” recalls Dorothy McKee, who says she received four gold teeth at the Mission Foursquare Church March 21. “My husband was checking people as they went up to the front, and he looked in my mouth, and voilˆ, I already had them.”

Dental miracles have been reported around the world, most recently in Argentina, at various times over the years. The first instance of miraculous fillings in Canada took place March 3 at the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship. Within a week, over 300 people claimed to have received dental miracles there.

It took only a couple of weeks for churches in Langley and Mission to follow suit. Nine people reported receiving dental miracles at the Langley Vineyard’s March 20 service; the next night, seven people reportedly received the same during Todd Bentley’s revival service at Mission Foursquare Church. And the reports keep coming in.

“We’ve had between 45 and 50 people who’ve reported some kind of dental miracles in their mouths,” says Langley Vineyard pastor Jesse Padgett. Of those, he estimates about 15 to 20 have gone to the dentist for confirmation.

Bentley, an Abbotsford-based evangelist, says the Mission meeting marked the first time gold teeth have appeared at any of his meetings. “Since then it’s appeared in almost every meeting that I’ve done,” he says, citing his recent trips to Mackenzie, Prince George and Portland, Oregon.

The Gold Trail continues…
Gold dust 2007:

SUPERNATURAL DISPLAY IN GROCERY STORE PARKING LOT

After shopping at a grocery store and prophesying accurately over the cashier, two of our interns began to put their groceries away into their vehicle when they sensed the Holy Spirit wanted them to minister to a woman in the parking lot. They began to tell her about the reality of the supernatural realm, about how they have seen gems from heaven, gold dust, diamond dust, and many other manifestations of the kingdom. Right then and there she started to get covered by it herself! Within a minute her whole body had oil, diamond dust, gold dust, sapphire dust, and silver dust coming on her, and within two minutes she was a sign and a wonder! She said she would be coming to their church the following Sunday!
-Todd Bentley, Foundation of the Glory Part 1
http://www.freshfire.ca/index.php?Act=read&status=teaching&Id=202&pid=954

Gold Teeth through the internet 2008:

God is now giving gold teeth to people through the internet. It’s a sign, says Todd.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlNl1NwdCbo

Question: If God creates new eyeballs, back bones, neck bones and kidneys, as the people at Todd Bentley’s miracle crusades claim, then why wouldn’t he create new teeth? Why would the Creator of the universe need to use gold?

Meanwhile, as Todd Bentley’s contagious gold fever is spreading, so is the gold talk. Let’s follow the trail:

(HOT) Golden Living Stones 2008:

Prophetic word for Albany and Medford by Rob DeLuca

Dear Denny,

I had a vision of you while Todd Bentley was praying for you at the meetings in Lakeland, when we were up on the platform together.

I saw a vision of this whirlwind of fire–trailblazing across Oregon, and it was burning up forest trees and the fire was spreading and it was getting larger and larger and it began to consume towns and cities–all across the State of Oregon.

As I watched, I also saw that it began to pull “golden stones” (people) out of the ground–they were alive. As these came out of the ground, they swirled within this whirlwind of fire and they were full of life. I saw these golden stones begin to shine really bright and then they were flung out all over the nation of America. Hot, golden living stones.

The Lord is showing me that what is taking place with you and your ministry, Denny (based in Albany, Oregon), is going to set Oregon on fire.

The Lord is also showing me a city–Medford, Oregon. The reason I know of this city is because my parents used to live there. I also saw that this fire touched Medford in a great way. The wind is blowing and the fire is burning and watch out Oregon, here it comes! Many people will be sent out from Oregon–golden stones to touch the nation.

Let’s stay in touch. God bless you man.

Rob DeLuca
His Way Church in New Zealand
http://www.hiswaychurch.com

Will gold dust and gold teeth be showing up in Oregon as the fever spreads? It’s already showing up in the Dudley outpouring. More gold on the trail here…

Glory flakes gold dust appears at Revival Fire’s Dudley Outpouring
http://endtimespropheticwords.wordpress.com/2008/05/15/glory-flakes-gold-dust-appears-at-revival-fires-dudley-outpouring/

The Golden Earring Prophecy by Bob Jones
http://christiancrunch.wordpress.com/2008/05/15/prophet-bob-jones-transcript-from-florida-revival/

Golden earrings? Wait a minute. Isn’t that what the children of Israel used to make a molten gold calf? (Exodus 32)

The fact is that gold dust lust generally draws people away from God and leads them into sin (see Pentecostal ministers caught out faking word of knowledge prophecy & healing). And what of the 300 people who received Gold Teeth Miracles in Toronto? Did this turn the world upside down and bring revival? The apostles did not need to use gold or gimmicks as a means to spread the gospel (in fact Peter said, “Silver and gold have I none”).

Sadly, here is where the fools gold trail ends:

False Miracles by False Prophets
http://www.alittleleaven.com/2008/03/false-miracles.html

The truth about gold dust and gold teeth:
Gold Dust and Gold Teeth

http://www.intotruth.org/tb/gold.html

There’s Gold in them thar teeth!

http://www.letusreason.org/Pent5.htm

All That Glitters. . .
Gold Fillings and Truth Decay Toronto

http://www.pfo.org/filings.htm

Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. Proverbs 8:10

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12 responses

  1. Hi Sheepy…those are some good links!

    I have never understood all this ‘gold’ business; teeth, dust, and ‘whatever’..

    First i’ve never read anything even similar in the bible, plus, for what purpose, ‘under heaven’ would God have for giving someone a gold tooth!?! None that i can imagine.

    So Bentley is now claiming miraculous gold teeth are appearing through the Internet…and that its ‘a sign’.

    Yes its a sign all-right. But not from God.

    This poor deluded man cannot grasp that the saving of one soul is the greatest sign of all.

    May 16, 2008 at 7:48 pm

  2. sheepyweepy

    Hi pj,

    You are exactly right. I do feel sorry for him, but at the same time, there’s all those sheep he is deceiving.

    Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
    Luke 10:20

    By the way, gold is so worthless they use it for pavement in heaven (Rev. 21). 🙂

    And what about this one:

    They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity. Ezekiel 7:19

    May 16, 2008 at 8:50 pm

  3. Melissa Hiltz

    Daniels vision of a messenger.
    “as i was standing beside the great Tigris River, I looked up and saw a man dressed in linen clothing, with a belt of pure gold around his waist. His body looked like a dazzling gem. From his face came flashes like lightning, and his eyes were like flaming torches. His arms and feet shone like polished bronze, and his voice was like the roaring of a vast multitude of people. I Daniel, am the only one who saw this vision. The men with me saw nothing, but they were suddenly terrified and ran away to hide. So I was left there all alone to watch this amazing vision. My strength left me, my face grew deathly pale, and I felt very weak. When I heard him speak, I fainted and lay there with my face to the ground.
    Just then a hand touched me and lifted me, still trembling, to my hands and knees. And the man said to me, ” Daniel, greatly loved of God, listen carefully to waht I have to say to you. Stand up, for I have been sent to you.” When he said this to me, I stood up, still trembling with fear. (and it goes on)
    Daniel 10: 4-11

    Here, in Daniel is one example of the way God can move, and along with it some written biblical facts on the gold AND the gems..(hardly worthless)
    The presence of God still comes today, in many ways…even ways one cannot understand.

    …on earth as it is in heaven…
    God is the same EVERY day, He never changes, bible times or present time..

    Time and intimacy in His presence will change your theologies.

    May 19, 2008 at 5:46 pm

  4. cheryl U.

    Melissa,

    Yes, the Bible talks about gold and gems in heaven. Sorry, that isn’t the same thing as scattering them on people here on the earth. And theologies that don’t match Scripture are worthless.

    Paul told Timothy in I Tim. 4:16, “Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.” NASB

    You can’t let doctrine be changed to fit experience. Instead, all experience has to stand the test of Scripture.

    May 21, 2008 at 11:58 pm

  5. follower

    I think the Holy Ghost is telling Todd some of these miracles are not really that, and he is not listening to Him. He is listening to the spirit of hype instead. God’s being patient. god is blessing people at this revival because God is not Todd. Todd is just a flawed vessed. His character is suspect but God is craftier than the crafty.

    May 28, 2008 at 12:11 am

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  7. What?

    http://christiancrunch.wordpress.com/florida-revival-updates/biblical-foundation-for-revival/

    Please review the link above. It is Todd’s response to criticism of the revival.

    Also, many times gold teeth are simply given to people who have dental problems. It is a supernatural filling. Instead of spending 100’s to 1000’s of dollars on a dentist, God will give them a filling Himself -saving them pain and money. So nice of Him.

    June 23, 2008 at 7:15 pm

  8. sheepyweepy

    We are aware of Todd’s defense, but thank you.

    Regarding the teeth – are you saying that Almighty God, who created the earth and all that is in it, cannot grow calcium or bone and create a new tooth but must rely on a soft metal that has caused more greed than any substance known to man?

    June 23, 2008 at 8:50 pm

  9. Well, I visited a meeting in Saskatoon on Friday. I took my video cam. I watched as a gray filling turned to gold. Yes, it was gray. I kept looking and it gradually turned gold. There were at least four other instances including a man who attends a church I frequent. You are right we shouldn’t be greedy for gold. But remember that people with ulterior motives followed (and annoyed) Paul too. There were unsaved people in the meeting received Jesus that night. So there was the fruit. If you take time to read your Bible you will notice that many signs and wonders coincided with preaching of the gospel, so we must be careful not to be fighting God.

    Act 5:38 – 39 “And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.”

    February 3, 2009 at 3:32 pm

  10. sheepyweepy

    Dear Reverend Wicks, so you took your video camera…after God created the earth in 6 days…after He saved a family of 8 from a world wide deluge in an ark…after He parted the waters for His children having miracualously delivered them from the bondage of Egypt…after He fed them miraculously in the wilderness for 40 years…brought them to the promised land…after He burnt the sopping wet altar of Elijah…after He sent His son to earth as a baby, who calmed the sea, opened blind eyes, healed cripples and lepers, died and rose from the dead as prophesied, in order to save our souls from eternal damnation, that this great mystery of the church could be revealed. He has made us His bride, and gave us His righteousness while we were filthy sinners, because of nothing we have done to earn it. Our sins, though they were scarlet, have been made white as snow. Our God holds the storehouses of snow and hail, and scatters the frost like ashes…

    And you brought your video camera to see a tiny tooth filled? Was God not big enough for you?

    Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.” John 20:29

    As the crowds were increasing, He began to say,
    “This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign…” Luke 11:29

    March 5, 2009 at 6:09 pm

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  12. Tyler Hudson

    Hello,
    I’ve had amalgam fillings for over 10 years. Watched the documentary “Finger of God” about two months ago, heard of the Gold fillings happening at various places. My wife and I said, “we’ll claim that for ourselves.” at some point between then and today, my fillings turned gold. I have no explanation for it, other than God did it. We live in Australia and the dental plans are shocking! Haven’t been to a dentist in over 3 years, yet today I opened my mouth and noticed I had gold fillings.
    Not interested in debating anyone, nor can i offer proof. The man with an explanation is never at the mercy of a man with a testimony. just thought I’d let you know it happened to a guy in the middle of nowhere Australia. What’s the eternal significance? No idea, but it’s a mystery that draws me closer to God.

    More of Him!!!!

    May 8, 2012 at 7:13 am

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