[anzac] "ANGELS" & the HEALING REVIVAL- WARNING! - Andrew Strom

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Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 10:42:35 +1200
-by Andrew Strom.

I continue to get emails about last week's article - "A FALSE
HEALING REVIVAL?" Some people strongly agree, while others
are totally outraged that I would question the healings or other
manifestations that are occurring.

Personally I am deeply saddened that I even have to put out these
warnings. I get no pleasure out of it. In fact I hate having to talk
about this stuff. But what happens if something is seriously amiss
and yet no warnings are given? Is it right to be silent in such a
case? What about the precious sheep? Shouldn't they be warned?

What a lot of people may not realize is that the leader of the revival
Todd Bentley has a long history in the "Laughing/ Drunkenness"
movement - but also is a leading proponent of strange "Angel"
encounters (and I do mean 'strange'). Todd has openly promoted
these encounters for years - in fact he is well-known for leading
others into contact with these 'angels' too. This has been a big part
of his ministry for a very long time. And it is really no different now.

Here are a couple of extracts from Todd's 2003 article 'Angelic Hosts':

"So when I need a financial breakthrough I don't just pray and ask
God for my financial breakthrough. I go into intercession and
become a partner with the angels by petitioning the Father for the
angels that are assigned to getting me money: "Father, give me
the angels in heaven right now that are assigned to get me money
and wealth. And let those angels be released on my behalf. Let
them go into the four corners of the earth and gather me money."

Todd continues...
Now let me talk about an angelic experience with Emma. Twice
Bob Jones asked me about this angel that was in Kansas City in
1980: "Todd, have you ever seen the angel by the name of Emma?"
He asked me as if he expected that this angel was appearing to
me. Surprised, I said, "Bob, who is Emma?" He told me that
Emma was the angel that helped birth and start the whole prophetic
movement in Kansas City in the 1980s. She was a mothering-type
angel that helped nurture the prophetic as it broke out. Within a
few weeks of Bob asking me about Emma, I was in a service in
Beulah, North Dakota.
"In the middle of the service I was in conversation with Ivan and
another person when in walks Emma. As I stared at the angel
with open eyes, the Lord said, "Here's Emma." I'm not kidding.
She floated a couple of inches off the floor. It was almost like
Kathryn Khulman in those old videos when she wore a white dress
and looked like she was gliding across the platform. Emma appeared
beautiful and young - about 22 years old - but she was old at the
same time. She seemed to carry the wisdom, virtue and grace of
Proverbs 31 on her life. She 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... Within three
weeks of that visitation, the church had given me the biggest
offering I had ever received to that point in my ministry. Thousands
of dollars! Thousands!... During this visitation the pastor's wife (it
was an AOG church) got totally whacked by the Holy Ghost - she
began running around barking like a dog or squawking like a chicken
as a powerful prophetic spirit came on her. Also, as this prophetic
anointing came on her, she started getting phone numbers of
complete strangers and calling them up on the telephone and
prophesying over them... Then angels started showing up in the
church." [END QUOTE]

More recently, Todd stated that in one of his "Third Heaven" trips
he literally visited the small cabin where the apostle Paul lives in
Heaven. Paul told him that he wrote the book of Hebrews with the
personal help of Abraham the Patriarch: “The authorship isn’t clear
because it was Abraham and I; Abraham shared the content with
me.” Todd's 'Third Heaven' tales are full of such astonishing claims -
and of course, more angels. (See 'A Face To Face Encounter -
Part 2 of 2' - By Todd Bentley).

Lest anyone think that Todd may have changed his ways in recent
times, you should know that he is constantly mentioning his
'angels' in the current Florida meetings also. For instance, watch
from about the 6-minute mark of the following video clip-

In this video, Todd speaks of the angel that is going to "visit the
children" and then he begins more and more to jerk and laugh
uncontrollably. He prays that a 'drunken glory' will move across
the whole place - and you can see it happen in the audience.

This is all the same kind of stuff that Todd has been involved in
for years. There is nothing new in it. In fact, both Todd and Bob
Jones credit an angel that carries the "Winds of Change" for the
current healing revival - an angel that they say is still driving it. As
one young preacher commented who has been following the
Florida meetings closely, Todd seems to talk about his "healing
angel" even more than he talks about Jesus. Yes - exactly!

We are warned explicitly in Scripture that the devil "transforms
himself into an angel of light", and that in the Last Days will come
'Lying signs and wonders' that will "deceive if possible the very
elect." Do we really believe that the devil is unable to perform
miracles? Have we forgotten what the Bible clearly says?

Some make the point that Todd obviously had a strong healing
gift right from the start of his ministry - so some of the healings
in Florida may be genuinely from God. Yes - I agree that this is
possible - even likely. But how can we trust anything at all
coming from this source if it has become so tainted with all this
pollution? Do we want such a man laying hands on us and
imparting "anointings" or spirits into us?

I read a report from the UK yesterday that an English preacher
has brought Todd's anointing back from Florida and now it is
manifesting in his UK meetings: "Fire, a burning sensation,
was felt all over people’s bodies... There were outbursts of joy,
drunkenness and spontaneous healings throughout the meeting."

Other reports from the USA now speak of pastors having hands
layed on them to receive the "Florida anointing".

The Elijah List claims that on New Year's Eve, for 2008, God told
Bob Jones that "the third wave was coming." Todd asked Bob
what the third wave was. He said that, "Toronto was wave #1,
Pensacola was wave #2, and the third wave is the "Winds of
Change" -- this move of God. This move will be a global move,
traveling with signs and wonders all over the world! The third wave is here!"

The Florida meetings have now moved into an 8000-seat
auditorium. This "anointing" is spreading across the globe. Can
you see why I have cause for alarm, my friends?


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God bless you all.

Andrew Strom.