Tuesday, June 3, 2008

AUDIO: Does Todd Bentley even know what Todd Bentley believes?

I'd like to talk today about "the anointing". (Somebody slap your neighbor and say "what's going on here?").... Okay,...You may be seated.

Answer me this... What is the biblical "anointing" that the New Testament Church receives? Is it Jesus, the Holy Spirit, or some other "substance"? Poor Todd Bentley teaches about "it" but he evidently doesn't even know himself what this "Anointing" is. Thankfully, God knows. And He has given us the answer in the Bible.... Why didn't Todd Bentley find it? This is just another reason to stay away from the "Florida Outpouring".

Todd Bentley claims to feel it. He claims to have it. He claims to impart it. He claims to "operate" under it. He even teaches about it.

Unfortunately, Todd Bentley MUST NOT KNOW what the "anointing" is! In fact, he has double-talked himself into lying to an 11 year-old boy named Josh about what "it" is.

LISTEN TO IT HERE (You'll hear 3 sections - (1) What the Anointing IS NOT... {TONE} (2)What the Anointing IS... {TONE} (3)A mash-up of the confusion.









Three days ago Todd specifically said "The anointing IS NOT The Holy Spirit." "The anointing IS NOT the Father." and "The anointing IS NOT Jesus." He tells us that the "anointing" is a SUBSTANCE (?) doled out by the Holy Spirit. (Give us some scriptures, Todd!)

Then the next day, Todd specifically told an 11 year old boy that the anointing IS JESUS!

...and HERE Todd's teaching states "Actually the Anointed One, Jesus Christ, is the anointing!"

NOW... even without the doctrinal ramifications of this unbiblical teaching, Todd has messed up BIG TIME by contradicting and invalidating...

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...an entire portion of the "teaching" that he has done at his "Florida Outpouring".

You can't make the argument that he was just trying to make it "easy" for the kid to understand, because He specifically said that neither GOD, THE HOLY SPIRIT, or JESUS IS the "anointing"... rather the anointing is some sort of STUFF (SUBSTANCE) dumped out on us BY the Holy Spirit. Todd also states the same thing on the ad for his "HOW TO RECEIVE THE ANOINTING" audio teaching. And the crazy thing is that Mr. Bentley even quoted Acts 10:38 which CLEARLY states that the Holy Spirit IS Jesus' anointing! And He is OUR anointing, too! And He is our helper. And He is our comforter/power (Com Forte = with power). And He is our seal to inheritance, etc...

Will the REAL ANOINTING PLEASE STAND UP?

Well, Todd, let's look in the Bible for some valid definitions of Who the Anointing really is. First, the "Anointing" is not an it. "It" is actually a "He"... The TRUE ANOINTING is the Holy Spirit, Third Person of the Triune Godhead.

John 14:16 says "And I (Jesus) will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—

I John 2:26,27 says "These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him."

II Corinthians 11:13-15 says "For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”

From HERE:

There is a FALSE ANOINTING, also. The "false anointing" is a Satanic counterfeit of the Holy Spirit. This counterfeit can be very clearly seen in the cultic and occult manifestations of pagan religions. Sadly, undiscerning Christian leaders and known false teachers are applying biblical terminology to this so-called 'anointing' and they say it is a work of Holy Spirit. In doing so, they designate the Person of the Holy Spirit as an impersonal force that can be manipulated at the will of man. Furthermore, the manifestations that occur are not holy, but are the EXACT SAME MANIFESTATIONS found in Hinduism and many pagan cults around the world.

Experience Festival, Exotic India, and a host of other occult webistes define very clearly what this counterfeit anointing is and they call it 'Enlightenment.

“An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule on their own authority; and My people love it so! But what will you do at the end of it? Jeremiah 5:30-31


They continue:

Jesus warned about those claiming to be Christ [Anointed], etc.

“And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ [Anointed]; and shall deceive many. ” Mark 13:5-6

And the Apostle John commanded,

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)

Sadly, countless thousands of pastors across the globe have embraced a counterfeit anointing that is not from God. Unbiblical doctrine, unhodly and demonic manifestations, and godless willful rebellion against accountability are the fruit of it.

Warning! Warning! Warning! The occultisation of Christendom is a full blown phenomenon now as Christian clairvoyants, Christian Diviners, false prophets, false teachers and false apostles prostitute the undiscerning with spiritual harloty.


This clip not only proves Todd is a false teacher, it also shows that he himself doesn't even have a clear understanding of what (actually Who) the annointing is! It also shows he has no firm personal belief about this subject.

NOTE TO TODD: Learn your false-teachings yourself before you attempt to deceive us with them!


SOURCE:
JESUS IS NOT... (at 1:17 mark)
JESUS IS... (at 3:25 mark)

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10 comments:

Final Trumpet said...

Sadly, that still won't be enough to convince the deluded masses...

Caron said...

Please see “A Call for Discernment” by going to http://www.justinpeters.org. Justin is an evangelist and in addition to expository preaching, also holds seminars on the “Word of Faith” movement. He has cerebral palsy and concurs with the apostle Paul, “My grace is sufficient for thee.”

You can view his brief overview of the misleading Word of Faith movement given at Southwestern Theological Seminary here:

http://www.justinpeters.org/demo.htm

To God be the glory!

Caron
Los Angeles

Deborah said...

Oh my word...and just when we thought it could not get any worse.

Anonymous said...

You're being to critical. Todd clarifies it here according to "the word" of his guru:


Bob Jones told me one time, he said, “The anointing works in the kidneys - the fat, the kidneys, the adrenaline - it works through the kidneys.” He said, “Kidneys are connected to the anointing. If you wanna see someone persevere (preserve?) an anointing, pray for their kidneys.” People are praying from my kidneys, and I get full (?) - it’s instant. There’s something about eating the fat of the kidneys in the Bible. The anointing is in the kidney - it’s in the fat.

- Todd Bentely, Lakeland Revival (April 11, 2008]

Jon@TheWay said...

Ohhhhhhhh. Well that clarifies things. I guess I somehow missed the verse that says "Unto thy kidneys I will pour out my substance."

Hesed said...

This is just horrendously sad.

People are so fleshy they don't even consider the many passages where we're told over and over to not be deceived.

And if you join in the chat on the revival's streaming site, Ustream.tv, or on FreshFire.CA, you will hear wonderful things of this caliber, daily, as was demonstrated once again, last night:

"[22:48] <+CHRIST-IN-ME> I FEEL TINY ELECTRIC VIBRATION THROUGH MY TV SCREEN!!"

It's that Lakeland Revival Angel, "The Sound Of Static" in the house again! Everybody come get some!

Anonymous said...

He had always said the anointing is the "fire" impartation.

So to sum it up now...it's fire that burns the fat in the kidneys-and may or may not be Jesus.

TMRFiles said...

Hi Jon:

So now the 'anointing is 'substance." It is apparent Todd Bentley has been listening to Benny Hinn and Kenneth Copeland, from the blasphemous WOF doctrine. One of Copeland's teachings:

Kenneth Copeland (The Force of Faith, 1989, 10)
"Faith is a spiritual force...."It is substance." Faith has the ability to effect natural substance."

Toni

trath said...

Just some thoughts on the Florida Outpouring.

The bible says that Satan comes to kill and destroy. It also says he comes as a thief in the night.
We know that in the world there are two forces at work. Light and Darkness, Good and Evil. God created us and loves us, for this and because of this Satan hates us.

Many people complain that the revival is not of God, and some even claim that it is wholly the work of Satan. If that were the case one can reason that there would be no healing, and that there would be no miracles. Where in the bible did Satan heal or perform miracles to the benefit of mankind. Nowhere, because he come to destroy us.

We also know that man cannot perform miracles without the intervention of the Holy Spirit. In the bible there is one example of someone trying to perform a miracle void of the Holy Spirit, and that is in reference to the “seven sons of sceva”

Acts 19:13  13Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, "In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out." 14Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15(One day) the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?" 16Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.

So what happened to these men, it was not a good outcome, therefore it was not of God. Then if Man and Satan cannot perform Miracles then whom does that leave?

GOD!

God loves us and wants the best for us. It says so all over the bible

Romans 5:8 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Think about that, Jesus died for us even when we did not deserve it. So if God loves us then he wants what is best for us. If God loves us then he does not want us to suffer. If God loves us then he wants us to live life abundantly. This point is beaten into our minds over and over and over again throughout the bible.

Now about Bentley's talking about the Angel named Emma, and this angel being female. First of all do you know for a fact that there inst an angel name Emma, the bible doesn't really talk much about angels very much. But it does say that the number of angels is very great..

Matthew 26:53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
During the time when Jesus walked the Earth, a legion was composed of up to 6000 people. So 6000x12=72000 so we can assume that there are at least a bare minimum of 72,000 angels.

So if there is a great number of angels one can assume that they have names because the few of them that are mentioned in the bible most are mentioned by name, in fact Satan was an angel and he has a name. Who can say that there is not an angel named Emma. AS for their sex, how can you say that they are all male, the bible does not specify this. The angels in the bible have male names, but when God determined all of the names in the universe and assigned them to specific sexes... WAIT, God didn't do that man did! Maybe there are male and female angels, I don't know and neither do you.


So one last assumption, there are miracles being performed there because I know people that have been the beneficiary of them, including myself. My testimony is that I had De generative Disc Disease, Google it and read about it. Anyway I was healed through faith while I was watching the Florida Outpouring. For the last 5 years I have had trouble sleeping because it is painful, I was addicted to sleeping pills because that was the only way that I could sleep, I had to be careful what I did with my kids because I could really hurt myself. Ever since the healing I have had no pain, I sleep all night long
and I don't dose up on aspirin throughout the day to help deal with the pain. SO I WAS HEALED.

If the outpouring is really of God then it will succeed, if not it will fail. If it is of God then people will be blessed and Miracle will be performed, if it is of Satan nothing will happen and it will fail. So If I among others was healed of disease, and people have been raised from the dead, then it must be of God since Satan wants to destroy us. There is no benefit for Satan to heal or raise someone from the dead, in fact no where is it written that he can even do any of those. He was an angel and they were created for a specific purpose.

So what I am saying with all of this is don't be a fool, and put Gods love and power in a box. Don't be fooled by the world or by Satan's lies. If you doubt that something is real judge it not by mans word but by the word of God, and that alone. If it does not fit then it is a lie, if it does then it is the truth.
Instead of asking “Is this of God” you should be asking “Why is it not of God”

Brandon said...

So do you guys want to kill Todd Bentley?

burn him at the stake?

cruficy him?

Are you guys christians?

all I see is hate coming from you...

Jesus says, love your enemies...

you guys are mocking, scorning, scoffing, slandering...

I ask you, who is your master?