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Note: While this blog does not endorse the policies of Right Wing Watch, this clip must be shared to reveal the insanity of Bentley’s false claims.

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“I Command Organs to be Created!”

Joshua Mills is still up to the same old gold dust nonsense. Here he is in March at the Glory Conference in the Phillippines, deceiving the gullible sheep by getting covered in gold dust and trying to release creative and recreative(?) signs and wonders.

At the 45 second mark Mills says, “Right now I command organs to be created in your body!”
How did that go for you Joshua? Any success? Inquiring minds want to know. And why just organs? Why not arms and legs? Or fingers? How convenient. Those people can’t see organs, they are on the inside. Got any documented testimonies with x-ray follow up? And if God is releasing creative and recreative miracles, why is He always releasing the same old gold dust? It’s getting kind of repetitive. Why not try something more creative?
And by the way, if your command for new organs to be created didn’t work, doesn’t that make you a false prophet?


Warning – Bill Johnson and Bethel Church

Warning – Bill Johnson and Bethel Church

by Andrew Strom
January 23, 2013

I am really hoping to make this the last of this type of article for awhile. Some people think I “love” putting out this stuff. But I honestly wish it would all go away, so we could get on with the ‘real’ work of building the kingdom.

However, Bill Johnson is doing such damage to the Body of Christ around the world that I simply cannot stay silent. In New Zealand (where I am currently) he holds a huge Conference once a year called “Manifest Presence”. This is amost certainly the biggest and most influential Christian conference in the whole country. And likewise in other nations, such as UK, Australia, Singapore, and many others. His influence is enormous.

Bill Johnson is a very charming man…

You may read more by clicking HERE.

Also see:

The Gospel According to Bill Johnson
By James Smith – Sheffield UK
[Part 1 of a three part series]
http://moriel.org/MorielArchive/index.php/discernment/church-issues/the-gospel-according-to-bill-johnson


The Golden Con Game

“The con man [or woman] (or wolf in sheeps clothing) will look you straight in the eye and lie to you, telling you he’s a doctor if that’s what you need to hear – or a lawyer, or a police officer, or a businessperson….A con artist looks like a mother, a grandmother, a priest, a banker, an insurance salesman, a trustee, a photographer, an executive, a policeman, a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, a mechanic, a craftsman, a diplomat, a foreign dignitary, a student. A con artist looks like me, a con artist looks like you….All in all, the con artist is a master psychologist. He is a psychological illusionist, able to convince anyone to viscerally believe in his illusions. (Chuck Whitlock, Chuck Whitlock’s Scam School, Macmillan, New York, NY, 1997, page 20).

Gold Dust
http://www.thebereancall.org/node/286

For example:

Joshua Mills Gold Dust Prophetic

Golden Dust (Joshua Mills in Riga, Latvia)

Bill Johnson’s gold:
Huge Glory Cloud Bethel Church 11/13/11

Glory Cloud @ Bethel

BE CAREFUL SHEEP!!!!!!!!!!

This is how it’s done
Bethel’s Glory Cloud or Gold Glitter?

Related:

False Gold Dust “Miracles”
http://www.alittleleaven.com/2010/07/false-gold-dust-miracles.html

All That Glitters. . .
Gold Fillings and Truth Decay Toronto
by G. Richard Fisher
http://www.pfo.org/filings.htm

Joshua Mills: A Whale of a Fish Story
Documented proof that fish wear sunglasses
http://www.christianresearchservice.com/JoshuaMills.htm

Gold Dust and Feathers at Bethel
http://beyondgrace.blogspot.ca/2011/10/gold-dust-and-feathers-at-bethel.html

Gold Dust Phenomena
http://mkayla.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/gold-dust-phenomena/


‘You Can Do Miracles’ and other Myths

At Solution Ministries, Ron and Marilyn Marquardt want you to know that…

God wants you to live your dreams. He desires that your desires are fulfilled…He desires you to enter into rest and an effortless lifestyle of success.

Fulfilled desires? An effortless lifestyle of success? Really? Where does God say that in the Bible?

“If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.” John 15:18,19

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2,3

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires” 2 Timothy 4:3

When they do evangelism training, rather than sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Marquardts teach their trainees to just share the ‘love of God’. They seem to have missed the fact that if people don’t hear the bad news (the wages of sin is death), they won’t know their need for the good news (that Jesus paid their wages).

They also teach their trainees that they can do miracles. Their ad, which can also be seen on the Elijah List, says: You Can Do Miracles: Free Classes at Spirit Training Seminars.

The truth is, you can’t do miracles. Only God can. Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 [bold mine]

‘See now that I, I am He,
And there is no god besides Me;
It is I who put to death and give life.
I have wounded and it is I who heal,
And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.

Deuteronomy 32:39

We must be discerning sheep, and learn to measure everything with Scripture. Even ‘nice’ wolves are still…wolves. Can you spot the wolves in sheeps clothing? If not, study your Bible and ask God to grant you discernment.

Ron Marquardt’s Training Video

Also see:

Teeth Healed Gold & Platinum Fillings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnQhtHN7_WY

Related:

Does Having Faith Give You Power?
http://www.thebereancall.org/node/1651


A Wolf with Gold in his Nose?

Sparkling with the usual fake gold, for the first time ever the glittering Joshua Mills gets gold in his nose

“I’ve never had gold in my no…eleven years, I’ve never had gold in my nose. I can feel it, it’s coming in my nose!”

Joshua Mills of New Wine International is described on his website as:

An anointed Minister of the Gospel, Recording Artist, Keynote Conference Speaker and Author, Joshua Mills worships and preaches by standing within the cloud and ministering directly from the glory unto the people. He has written well over 600 songs and is known for his ability to lead people into spontaneous worship. During his services signs and wonders are commonplace with manifestations of supernatural oil and gold dust, creative healings, supernatural weight-loss, financial miracles, Angelic visitation and heavenly encounters. (http://www.newwinerevival.org/)

Not only is Joshua Mills often covered in oil and ‘gold’ dust in his meetings, God sometimes miraculously whitens or recreates gold teeth in the mouths of those attending! After you’ve been deceived, Mills would also like you to become a gold, silver, platinum or diamond partner (for only $1000/month).

And now, on the heels of the Royal visit, gold digger Joshua Mills is coming to Canada. This month he will be at the Kingdom Culture Conference (Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 7-9, http://www.ghostfire.org), Eagle Worldwide Retreat & Revival Centre (Hamilton, Ontario, July 11-12, http://www.eagleworldwide.com), the School of the Supernatural (Ottawa, Ontario, July 21-23), and River of God’s Love Family Campmeeting Conference (Red Deer, Alberta, July 25-26, http://www.frontlineministries-int.com).

Warn the flock. This is nothing but fools gold.

To watch Joshua Mills preach the false gospel of gold teeth and astral travel, watch here.

Some logic for sheep to think about:

If the gem stones and the gold that appear and descend upon Joshua Mills (and now in his nose) are authentic, why would he need your money?

RELATED:

Charismatic Gold Phenomena


A Letter to Mr. Todd Bentley’s fans

Letter to Mr. Todd Bentley’s fans (should there be any left)

The watchmen have been sitting on the sidelines, waiting, hoping, praying. Most unfortunately, what we are beginning to see saddens us greatly. Not only has Mr. Bentley been taken under the wings of Rick Joyner, but slowly, subtly, he is winning back the trust of the shaken sheep. Therefore, it is necessary for this sheep to step back into this blog for a brief moment and write an open letter to the fans of Todd Bentley. Since Wolf Tracks still receives a steady amount of hits every day, my hope is that someone who is unaware of the spiritual wool that is being pulled over their eyes will read this and be led to the truth.

To the dear sheep who are following Mr. Todd Bentley,

Do you believe that this ‘anointed prophet and healer’ who fell into grievous sin last year is now being restored? Have you been told that his ministry will be put on hold until his restoration process is complete and he is ready to come back? Have you been told that he has repented and is making things right? And have you looked closely to see what the restored Mr. Bentley looks like thus far?

In regards to his ministry being put on hold, the truth is that even though Mr. Bentley is not speaking publicly yet (other than the Morning Star restoration video clips) his new ministry (Fresh Fire USA) is up and running. Not only is he teaching how to restore your spiritual prime from his website (as if that is something ‘you’ can ‘do’), right now his website is promoting his ‘August teaching bundles’ and his ‘September healing bundles.’ His old books are also being sold on-line. [ See here:
http://www.freshfireusa.com/store/index.php/books/todd-s-books.html ]
This includes the ones about his miraculous journey and making the kingdom real in his life. Also on the website, Mr. Bentley has recently given his followers an update on his ‘great’ enjoyable summer, and says he is not in ministry right now (meanwhile he sells all his ‘ministry stuff’). [ See: http://www.freshfireusa.com/store/ ]

Does this make sense to you?

On his website/blog he gives a summer holiday update where he tells of his homesickness for Canada…

“New York actually opened a Tim Horton’s coffee shop. I was so excited that I had to visit the shop myself and prove it true. It was a real Canadian Tim Horton’s coffee shop. Curing my Canadian homesickness, I got my usual; double-double coffee, Tim bits and a Boston crème donut. Don’t worry! It was my cheat night.”
-Todd Bentley blog, New York City
http://www.freshfireusa.com/blog/?p=20

Cheat night? What a poor choice of words, unless his followers have so quickly forgotten about the ‘cheating’ that occurred while he was doing ministry on stage every day during the Florida “revival”, possibly even during the same month he brought his sick wife Shonnah and his children onto the stage and introduced them to the T.V. fans.

There are various other articles on both the website and the blog now, written by Mr. Bentley. As you browse and read them, you may be thinking that he sounds so mature and learned as he quotes Oswald Chambers and the Bible, as if he’s had his season with sin and he’s all grown up now, and it’s all okay. Do you believe him when he talks as if he knows, and is so near to, the Holy Spirit, while in the same breath he throws in a good word for false prophet Benny Hinn and tacks on a plug from his ‘ministry team’ for his old soaking CD ? (See here):

“Knowing who He is requires spending time in His presence and getting to know Him on an intimate level. It is not at all unlike living with a person, such as a wife, husband, or sibling. It is a partnership and a fellowship; we confide, make decisions, encourage, and champion each other! We eat, sleep, talk and have fun together; such is my relationship with the Holy Spirit” – Todd Bentley

http://www.freshfireusa.com/articles/34

This point might cause one to wonder which wife Mr. Bentley is comparing the Holy Spirit to, since he now is married to wife number two.

Another item his website is selling is something called the ‘healing school manuals.’ [ See here:
http://www.freshfireusa.com/store/index.php/books/manaul.html ]
Are the precious gifts of the Holy Spirit something to be merchandized or taught? Does God not give His gifts to those who love Him for free? Why is Mr. Bentley selling manuals on how to learn healing, if it is a gift from God?

Oh, but he said he is not in ministry right now. Yes, we forgot.

So is this why he is also selling books by other teachers and prophets on his website? [ See here:
http://www.freshfireusa.com/store/index.php/books/other-s-books.html ]
These include Patricia King and James Goll, TD Jakes, John Crowder and the new mystics, Kim Clement, and even John and Paula Sandford, who tapped into the Occult for their inner healing techniques. Todd Bentley’s website is also selling soaking music, as previously mentioned, to bring you into another realm through those portals that he so often taught about, where he g0t beamed up to have conversations with his angels and another Jesus with brown Bambi eyes.

Through this so called restoration, has he renounced any of these teachings and associations with snake oil salesmen and false prophets and unbiblical teaching? Has he publicly confessed? Has he made himself accountable to God alone?

While we can not judge his heart, we can see his actions and his choices, and we do know that he has put himself under the authority of Rick Joyner, the “inaccurate prophet” who has often made prophetical “mistakes” and values his claims of revelation knowledge above scripture. It is under this man that Todd Bentley is to be ‘restored’ at Morning Star Ministries.

The Bible explicitly warns us of this.

“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.” 2 Peter 2:1

If, after reading this, you still want to follow Todd Bentley, please consider this. When a man falls into grievous sin, if his heart is truly after God, like King David, will he not bow the knee to his Holy God and take his rightful position in the dirt, casting all before Him? Should he not weep before the Lord in brokenness and turn from himself? Would he not bare all, and come clean, forsaking all, fearing God and not man, to the point of even giving up trying to save face with his adoring fans? If not, has such a man truly died to himself? Would such a man white wash his current state of affairs and say he gets along with his wife even better now, to make it seem right? The wife he left while in the ‘ministry’? The mother of his children? Is such a man in any position to start teaching God’s Holy Word, or to profit from any previous supposed ministry or service to God? What would show the most respect to our Holy God? What actions would honor His Holy Name?

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” Psalm 51:17

And what about those dear people in wheel chairs and on stretchers that came to the healing revival, the ones Bob Jones prophesied would get up on the stage in front of the TV cameras? Yes, the same ones who didn’t make the cut up onto the healing stage in Florida because they were too sick to parade on the platform? And what about their families whose hopes were dashed as they brought them back home in the same condition. What if their faith was crushed because they were told by the flamboyant Mr. Bentley to come down and get some, and they went home without a miracle? Even Todd Bentley’s shocking alchohol consumption (as stated by John Arnott of TACF) problem during these miracle crusades paled in comparison to these signs of a snake oil prophet/huckster whose bouncers passed the bucket every night for more gold. Have those things been addressed, or even confessed? Has this ‘anointed healer,’ whose sick wife was damaging his faith healer stage image, apologized for hurting the sheep and shaming the name of our precious Saviour? Or is it still about lies and money and cheat nights?

Barely a year after the whole mess was quickly tidied up, it appears that he is already profiting from his new ministry (which is supposedly on hold, remember?), thanks to Rick Joyner, the professional false prophecy ‘misunderstanding’ mop up man, for whom professional round table apology public relation sessions have been common place for decades.

So I ask you, all you faithful followers of Todd Bentley – is this what the Bible describes as good fruit, or is this the rotten fruit of the money tree? Do you believe what you are being told? Which shepherd are you going to follow?

“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” Matthew 7:20

Oh, precious sheep, if you truly belong to God, look to your Good Shepherd. He will never lie, abuse, or use you. He will never ask you to pay for His gifts. His prophecies always come true, because His Word is truth. Ask Him to show you the way, and follow Him today. Turn off the Morning Star webinars and turn to Jesus Christ, the way, the truth and the life. Listen to His voice today.

“TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS, AS WHEN THEY PROVOKED ME.”
Hebrews 3:15

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” John 10:27

Possibly Related:

Mr. Bentley enters his rehab
July 16, 2009
http://ricksmiscellany.blogspot.com/2009/07/mr-bentley-enters-his-rehab.html

Bill Johnson on Wretched Radio with Todd Friel
http://www.youtube.com/v/gj0mdt2fk2A&hl=en&fs=1

Todd Bentley and Signs and Wonders
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/signsandwonders.htm

[* Todd Bentley research article page – click HERE]

NEW>>>

Todd Bentley: The Webinar
http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2009/09/30/todd-bentley-the-webnar/

Bentley promotes Manifestation of the Sons of God theory:
Manifested Bentley, Part 1.
http://beyondgrace.blogspot.com/2009/10/manifested-bentley-part-1.html

Jessa Bentley Tells Her Story:
http://slaughteringthesheep.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/jessa-bentley-tells-her-story/

***NEW:
Six Simple Questions for Todd Bentley
by Bud Press, Director
Christian Research Service
http://www.christianresearchservice.com
October 22, 2009
http://www.christianresearchservice.com/ToddBentley14.htm


Speaking of Angels – the Angel of Finance has been found in the Bible

Listen as this wise woman who goes by the name of aProdigalChild explains…

Todd Bentley’s Angel of Finances CAN Be Found In The Bible!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjNQ6T9vKUQ&NR=1


Charismatic Gold Phenomena

Isn’t it interesting that gold seems to follow charismatic ‘revivals’ and their leaders? The following quote is from Todd Bentley:

“She (Emma) glided into the room, emitting brilliant light and colors. Emma carried these bags and began pulling gold out of them. Then, as she walked up and down the aisles of the church, she began putting gold dust on people. “God, what is happening?” I asked. The Lord answered: “She is releasing the gold, which is both the revelation and the financial breakthrough that I am bringing into this church. I want you to prophecy that Emma showed up in this service-the same angel that appeared in Kansas city-as a sign that I am endorsing and releasing a prophetic spirit in the church.”

– Angelic Hosts, Todd Bentley
http://www.etpv.org/2003/angho.html

Here are some more excerpts regarding gold dust and gold teeth from Apologetics Index::

Diamond dust manifestations of God’s presence have appeared in meetings led by Evangelists Todd Bentley in Canada and Ian Turton in Australia. There have been other places where they have appeared also, but it seems that they are not as commonplace as the gold dust and gold dental miracles. According to Todd, they look like fine sparkly ” ground glass”, reflecting light in beautiful colors.

– Source: Message posted on the pro-Toronto Blessing New Wine mailing list (item on file), Feb. 16, 2000

After worship and after some people having experiencing a mist and a dew Gold dust began to appear on evangelist Todd Bentleys hands. “Look, theres gold” he shouted.

Soon others began to see gold on there hands and faces.

It wasn’t long and he began to pray for people who needed fillings. Seven people received Gold teeth last night.

One lady was standing at the front and while waiting to be prayed for received five gold teeth in a row. Not just filled, but buldging with Gold.

-Source: Message posted on the pro-Toronto Blessing New Wine mailing list (item on file), March 22, 1999

-Todd Bentley/Freshfire Ministries http://www.apologeticsindex.org/681-todd-bentley-fresh-fire-ministries

It’s not just gold that is appearing…as you can see, there is oil and gems as well. You can watch various videos about Todd Bentley & friends, oil of anointing and Gold Teeth here:

Florida Outpouring – Gold teeth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxdwKkCiI4E

Lakeland- Rob Deluca on Jesus the Great Dentist:
A new Gold Tooth!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6puNw6YX29Q

Todd Bentley in “Smell My Hands”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezbTMXIfMx0

(longer version here):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTVqfZ6xJhA

But the most bizarre video of them all has to be Patricia King on gold dust:

Sapphire Dust and Oil From Heaven!

What is all this about? Does God sprinkle gold on us to show us He loves us? Are gold fillings and gold dust a sign and wonder from God? What about hands dripping with oil? Is that any different from the stigmata or tears dripping from statues which Catholics flock to?

The following is an excerpt from an article (from intotruth.org) about the significance of gold in the spiritual realm…

Alchemy

The most significant meaning for gold is of course in the realm of alchemy, and most people know that the aim of alchemy was to transmute base metals into gold. Although this was actually attempted as a chemical process, the real meaning behind alchemy was a spiritual transformation of flesh into divinity.

Swiss psychologist Carl Jung (1875-1961) wrote some of his major works on alchemy, putting forward a psychological interpretation. He saw it as a method of self transformation whereby the alchemist unites the opposite elements within himself (e.g., male/female; conscious/unconscious) and attains completeness as a human being. To mystics and occultists alchemy is a spiritual discipline, whereby a person transmutes the base elements of the personality into “spiritual gold”. To the Adept this is a powerful process of transformation that unlocks the keys of magical power and of immortality.

[…]

It is the goal of the New Age to lift mankind into a new vibration, to awaken people to “christ-consciousness” within; this involves a luciferic initiation in which the mind is changed from the old paradigm to the new one and the enlightened one then sees mankind as one united entity joined to a living planet that must evolve into a higher spiritual dimension.

Those who undergo the transformation understand that they have divine capabilities and begin to train themselves to use their new-found powers. Eventually they believe they will transform the planet itself, and become spiritual beings ruling on a higher plane.

All this is symbolised by the GOLD of the highest spiritual attainment. A disciple of the new age would have no difficulty in interpreting the recent events in churches!

[…]

PROGRESSIVE ERROR

Finally, what is the danger to ordinary Christians in these signs and wonders? It is that, once you show willing to accept these things, your mind will open to ever more bizarre occurrences and lead you into paths that you would otherwise have shunned.

Nobody is led astray all at once. Satan knows that no Christian or church-goer would accept a talking statue, fire from heaven or a counterfeit christ without mental preparation. First the nursery slopes.

But now that so many in the Church have been warned “don’t analyse”, “simply accept” and “you must not put God in a box” they are willing to accept ANYTHING, however nonsensical.

They are not worried if a blue cloud hovers in the meeting-room, or if a woman shakes gold dust out of her hair. They gaze in wonder if oil drips from somebody’s hands, (and presumably would be just as awestruck by the kind of visible stigmata that Catholics have long known about?)…

Sound familiar? Please read the complete article here:

Gold Dust and Gold Teeth
http://intotruth.org/tb/gold.html

Also at this website is a related article called Marian Apparitions and Gold – Identical Signs (http://intotruth.org/tb/marygold.htm) which links reports of Catholic apparitions to the gold dust and fillings seen in today’s charismatic revival meetings:

“These reports only serve to prove that objects transformed to gold (whether rosaries or teeth!), and gold dust sprinklings are no new phenomenon and are not as uncommon as charismatics like to think. Furthermore, the most usual place to witness these “miracles” is at a Marian Shrine.”

This makes one wonder if there is any relationship between Todd Bentley’s gold dust/teeth phenomena and the Catholic charismatic mass and home group he attended as a new believer. Whether it has something to do with Catholicism, the New Age, occultic initiation, or just a hoax, there is no doubt that this phenomena is not from God and is something to be very careful of.
Related:

Following the Gold Trail


Flocking to the Modern Golden Calf

This is the modern day Golden Calf the sheep are flocking to…

“In Exodus 32:3 we see that when Christians seek false gods, there will always be someone who will help them do just that. Todd Bently presents his god as one that tells him to kick senior citizens in the face, or to tackle and choke, punch, beat crippled legs upon the ground, or do leg drops on Christians to heal and bless them. Other false teachers prescribe demonic possession through transference of a so called “blessing”, with the resultant signs of barking like dogs, clucking like chickens, talking like snakes, rolling around the floors, simulating lewd behavior, acting like they are drunk or insane, or shaking and trembling uncontrollably like they are having a seizure. Even though all of this behavior goes contrary to what the word of God instructs us to do, by doing everything decently and in order. These men claim that their god is the Lord God, and that simply is not so. God will not violate His word, and yet these proponents and their adherents consistently say, “You can’t keep God in a box” to justify every imaginable and unimaginable behavior. All the while the word of God is very clear in 2 John, verse 9 “Anyone who goes beyond Christ’s teaching and does not continue to follow only his teaching does not have God”. We are warned not to go beyond Christ’s teaching. The word goes on in 2 John verse 10 and 11 to say, “If someone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not welcome or accept that person into your house. If you welcome such a person, you share in the evil work”. And yet so many flock to these false teacher and preachers to be entertained, and to have an experience. They have grown tired waiting upon the Lord, they have run off to pursue other gods, to find their own way.”
The Modern Church’s Golden Calf
by Randall Sortino, 6/5/08
http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/TheModernChurchsGoldenCalf.html


Sheep Walking

Whilst doing some tracking for wolves today I came across some very good sheep tracks here at SamE’s Bible Thoughts:

Lakeland: laying down and walking with God
http://same.wordpress.com/2008/05/30/lakeland-laying-down-and-walking-with-god/

And here is a very good testimony:

Toronto Pastor Speaks on Deception- a testimony of former Toronto Vineyard Pastor Paul Gowdy
http://same.wordpress.com/2008/05/31/toronto-speaks-on-deception/


Following the New Mystic Trail

One person that Todd Bentley has done ‘fire and glory’ conferences with is John Crowder. See here. This coming November, according to John Crowder’s itinerary page, Todd Bentley is scheduled to speak at The Oil of His Presence Conference alongside John Crowder and Stacey Campbell.

It’s not surprising that John Crowder and his friends are also into gold dust, gold fillings, manna from heaven, and faked stigmata, as shown by his very recent association with false prophetess and proven fraud Lucy Rael who was caught faking angel feathers. See pictures here:
http://www.thenewmystics.org/ManifestationsofGlory.html

John Crowder also teaches a strange “buzz” gospel. He says that when you witness to Satanists, no talking is necessary. All you need is to just show up buzzed and whacked in the glory. He also teaches a ‘whacky’ version of contemplative prayer and mysticism.

About 3:30 on a youtube called The Ecstasy of God Part 4 Crowder starts talking about contemplative prayer and the ecstasy of God – a heart that’s infused in pleasure. As he talks about this he walks around in a stupor, and describes how he has days where he wakes up whacked, so sloshed he can barely put his clothes on. He says to follow the little white rabbit to have the best trips with Jesus. Meditation is the second stage of prayer, the place where you meditate on a vision, actually encountering and ‘doing stuff.’ But where we really need to live is in this realm of stage three that is union, deep deep heavy ‘shoobie doobie.’ He says that a lot of mystics say it is a lesser ecstasy, an experience of His presence. Give me a Godka, the hard stuff, jack me up like Daniel’s, ends Crowder.

Watch John Crowder living out that shoobie doobie whacked out on Godka life here at End Times Prophetic, Prophecy, Visions, Dreams, Revelation, Christian Blog. It is quite sickening.

Also see this one:
John Crowder, demonic puff impartation caught on video

*Warning: you may find these extremely offensive

If this is who Todd Bentley has been associating himself with, and will be associating himself with in the future, what does that tell us about Todd Bentley? As those in his home town know, it is no secret that divine angelic feathers were claimed to have been landing on people during his local meetings. As it turned out, the building was well known for birds that nested in the rafters.

As the old saying goes, (buzzed, whacked, drunken) birds of a (fake) feather flock together.

———-

Related:

Slosh Fests, New Mystics and Experiencing Things

John Oi-Oi-Oi Crowder – Another Prophet of Apostasy!


The Shepherd will find you

This is a comment that someone left on Wolf Tracks today:

“Last night in Lakeland there was an alter call and many people gave their lives to Jesus. Tell me why satan would like people to repent of their sins and give their lives to Jesus?”

That’s a valid question that many are asking. If the Florida outpouring a false revival, why are people getting saved? The answer is that no matter where you go, if you are truly seeking the Shepherd, He will find you. Read this:

“Why are some people finding Jesus and getting healed in Lakeland (or a Benny Hinn conference or elsewhere that looks suspect)? Because if you go ANYWHERE seeking JESUS, you will be found by Him. But if you go seeking Benny or Todd (or whatever is on/in/around them), you’ll be found by that, too!

Real revival is about repentance and brokenness and humility and people on their face weeping for their worldliness. It’s NOT about laughing or falling down or feathers or gold dust or talking to angels. It’s NOT about performance or impressing people or emotional appeals. It’s about FEAR OF THE LORD and His JUSTICE, not one-sided promises of blessing because God just wants to love on you.”

That was a quote from a very very very good newsletter by Doug Perry that you can read the rest of here:

False Revival vs. True Revival


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