There have been many people throughout history who claim to talk or hear from the dead.The bible is specific on this practice as being forbidden (Deut.18) what If someone you knew came to you and said they are in touch with someone famous who died years ago.That they talk to the dead and they talk back. That they have shown up in their room and given them Gods spirit and revelation.What if they told you they had saints appear in their room as well as angels visiting them And give them revelation of God not found in the bible. Would you fell comfortable about this? What if they told you that they received instruction or power from some saint who is long dead at their grave site?
Maybe your not aware that Benny Hinn has crossed over the line into this dangerous practice of darkness which we call spiritism. This is forbidden by God calling this activity an abomination.
Well this is the world your about to enter as you read...
Excerpts fromBenny Hinn's
Friday Night, February 28, 1997
And how many know that God meant everything He said. [Crowd responds, one man yes, "Hallelujah!"] Ladies and gentlemen, the presence of the Holy Spirit is a healing presence. The reason people are heated just sitting there, right where you are, is because the presence of the Spirit is a healing presence. Remember this: God the Father is the source of healing; God the Son is the One who heals; but the Spirit, God is the substance of healing. He is the power of healing. And the presence of the Spirit comes [Woman starts squealing and Benny rebukes her:] "Now, now please lady, uh uh, none of that!" And the presence of the Spirit comes when Jesus is worshipped. The Lord said, "He will glorify me." The Spirit Glorifies Jesus! And when Jesus is lifted and glorified and worshipped, the Holy Spirit comes and seats that glory. Seals that act of glorifying Christ with His presence. You see the Word of God declares, listen very carefully to what Jesus said about Him. Jesus declared, "If I by the finger of God cast out devils, then the Spirit, then the kingdom has come upon you. If I by the Spirit of God." And one book says "Spirit," one book says "finger." But you see the finger of God is the Holy Ghost. So Jesus in one Gospel said, "If I by the finger of God cast out devils," then another Gospel, the translators translated the word finger "Spirit." It's the same thing. If I by the Spirit of God cast out devils and the Lord was clearly stating that He could do nothing without the power of the Spirit, without the agency of the Holy Ghost. And the moment the Spirit is present, demons are cast out. Sickness flees, goes. Bondage breaks and people are free. And His presence can so saturate a life, can so fill a human heart, that literally heaven comes down and glory fills that heart. I have known moments of ecstasy, impossible to describe with human words. I've known moments when every part of me so vibrates with glory, and moments like this you wish you could just die and be with Him. I've known moments, tears streaming down, when I've actually said, "Lord, don't let me come down this mountain." You see, you give and you give and you give, but He also gives and gives and gives to the [the next few words are unintelligible]. The more you pour out the more He pours in. I've known moments of such anointings, it's really hard even to describe those moments.
I've known moments when I've not only felt the presence of God, I've smelled the presence of God. I did this morning right here. And others around me smelled the fragrance of frankincense, right on this platform. In Detroit, Michigan, so great was the presence of God, the entire building filled up with a mist and we began to breathe in and smell it, frankincense, presence of the Lord, Steve Brock you smelled it with me! And Ron [Haus] and others. I've seen the presence of God. People, I've not only have felt it, I've not only have smelled it, I've seen it with my own eyes. You say, "what are you talking about?" Moses saw a cloud, Israel saw the cloud descend. Peter and James and John saw a cloud on Mount Tabor. As Christ walked into that cloud, and the voice of God spoke and said, [Hinn speaks in deep, dramatic voice:] "This is my beloved Son. Hear Him," He said. On another occasion, when the Spirit of the Lord descended in the Jordan River, the - the - the - the Father spoke and said, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased." Did - do you know the saints of the old and new covenants saw the presence of God? In the Book of Acts, tongues of fire were seen by the eyes of human beings. Described to us in the Book of Acts.
I've seen the presence of God in Kathryn Kuhlman's meetings many times. In our own meetings, many times, where literally I would see a mist over people. Often when you see me pray for sections, the - the reason I do, is I can actually see like a mist over the people's heads. And then I know to pray for them, and they all collapse under the power. You say, "How do you see it?" I don't know, I just see it. Elisha said to the Lord, "Open his eyes, Lord. Open the eves of my servant so he might see what was around the mountain." Elijah lived in that presence could see the angels while his servant, Gehazi, could not. But Elijah prayed that God would open his eyes. I pray that God would open your eyes tonight to see His presence. You've lived in your arena too long. It's time to walk into another arena [Crowd responds with "Amens"I where the supernatural power of God lives and exists. You've been so bound to the world, you can't look beyond the veil. I pray tonight God will open your eyes to look beyond the veil. Why don't you lift your hands and ask Him to open your eyes tonight? To take the blindness off To take the blindness off. Oh ask Him, but ask Him. [Hinn whispers: I Ask Him. He'll do it. He'll do it. He'll do it. You - you know the Holy Spirit is a very moving .... Put your hands down at your side and let me talk to you for just a minute. You know, the Spirit of the Lord is more than a power. It's more than a personality. He is God Almighty. If the ancient prophets should walk in here tonight, they would tell you that what you feel, they felt when they walked this earth. We take for granted times what we felt and known. The Lord is so real to me I don't know how else to say it. He's more real to me than my own children. Do you know something, that is difficult really to explain? I'm just gonna tell you. Whenever I talk to Him, I see Him. I can tell you what He - what He wears all the time. I can tell you what - what color He - He has on. I've seen that so many times. - I - I'm talking about regular. When I talk to the Lord, He comes, I say "What - what uh, uh." Often, most times, I see Him wearing a blue, beautiful, almost like a - like a silkish looking garment. And under it would be a white garment. Sometimes I'd see Him wear white and a - a scarlet garment. I've seen Him at times when just pure white altogether. You say, "Where do you see Him?" I don't know. I just see Him. And - and often when I see Him, I know whether He is pleased with me or displeased with me. There's been times when I see Him with a smile. Other times I've see Him with a very serious look. Other times I couldn't really tell. It was like almost a mist around His face, I couldn't tell. I don't understand why He allows me to see that, but I do. And He speaks to me so clearly. He tells me to say things and do things and pray even for things. You know, I ask Him questions that most people probably don't ask Him. Example, I said to Him, I said, "Lord, show me my future. I want you to show me my future." And just like this [snaps his fingers] I saw my future. Actually I had a vision. And I saw myself as an old man with white hair and I had a - had a - had a dark suit on with stripes and my girls, my Jessica and my Natasha were in their thirties, old thirties, and they had beautiful curly hair. They - they looked like Dino's wife. What's her name there? Dino's wife, Gary's sister, Sharon. I ask the Lord, I said, "Lord, how long will I live?" He told me, He said, "Sixty-nine. if you take care of yourself, seventy-three." So I want to buy a treadmill. [Crowd laughs.] I've asked Him these kind of things. I've asked Him things about people.
Now I can't understand why relationships differ. We all operate the same relationship with Him. Why - why is it only some? No, we all need to live in that - in that arena of the supernatural. Do you know how close you are to the next world? Let me ask you this thing. It's - it's like this, let's just suppose there is a curtain halfway on this platform. And someone just walks in front of it and they never know beyond what's beyond the curtain. All they would know is what's on this side. Do you know how close you are to this curtain that can move you into the supernatural? And move you into the world of the spirit? And move you into a world of wonders so great it will amaze you? You're so close. It's closer to you than the very air you're breathing. In that world of wonder are visitations of angels. In that world of wonder are treasures beyond compare. You may have a problem with this, I honestly don't really care. I've walked in that world. I've seen things you never be able to understand, unless you've been in it. I've had individuals appear to me in my room. Not only angels. I've seen sights in prayer, incredible sights! I don't know if I can even tell you. I - I think some of you will think I lost my mind. Paul [Crouch], do you believe that I am a man of God? Do - do you, Ron [Haus)? Norvelle [Hayes], how long have you known me? Am I crazy? No! Do - do you people believe I know the Lord? [Crowd responds with, "Yes" and "Amens" enthusiasticly).] Can I tell you something? I have never shared this. Never! I was in prayer one day and a man appeared in front of me. It happened two - for two days in a row. Er - twice one day and the next day. The same man appeared. I've never told this, never. Ron, you've known me, you've never heard me tell this. I saw this man in my room. It - it frightened me at first. Now you've got to understand, when you enter into this world of prayer, it starts with the mind. Where you're so accustomed to things around you, then, you enter into a spiritual thickness and wealth where nothing bothers you, nothing frightens you. Angels don't surprise you anymore with their appearance because you been already tasting and been feeling and you been living in that atmosphere. Do you understand that? You're - you're - you are not shocked by anything. There appeared to me a man. This is recently, I'm not talking about a long time ago. He was about six feet two. Old man. Had a beard. White like Norvelle [Hayes] jacket. Glistening white beard. His face was somewhat thin, but very bold! Eyes - crystal blue. He had on a white garment, whiter than my shirt could ever get. On his head was a like a shawl - like a - like a like a covering. He looked like a priest. But every part of him glistened like crystal. And I spoke out and I said, "Lord, who is this man I see?" Now, I know you may think I've lost my mind, but the Lord said, "Elijah, the prophet." I'd never heard the Lord say that to me. You know, when that happened? That happened days before the anointing on my life doubled. Literally, the ministry's anointing doubled after that. I've never shared this, I've been scared. I thought people gonna think he has gone crazy! And it happened twice! Two nights, one and the next day. And right after that, the anointing on this ministry doubled. Now, I don't understand why the Lord allowed me to see that. I have not just seen angels, I've seen saints. Can I tell you? This may even shock you a little more. The Lord gave me a vision of Kathryn Kuhlman in heaven, sitting with what seemed to be a group of people. Now - now - now, if you think I'm crazy, it's all right, I don't really care. Seven and a half years ago, just before the ministry started, before these crusades began, I was in prayer when suddenly in front of me I saw a group of people. I couldn't even tell you who they were. I recognized only one of them. It was Miss Kuhlman. And every one of them seemed to be urging me to pray. Now, I know this sounds crazy, but it's all right. I don't mind if you call me crazy, because I liked what I saw. And this - this group was saying, now I couldn't hear them. I'd been in prayer at least, uh, hours. And suddenly, just just this flash came in front of me. I can not describe it to you except to tell you it was more real than you sitting right in front of me right here. It was not a mental thing, it was so alive, pastor. It's so alive, it was like a flash of lightening hit me and all I saw was these people's faces. I will tell you, when I get to heaven, I will recognize them. At least fifty to seventy of them were sitting in a group), and they were saying to me, "Pray! Ask God to give you a healing ministry that will touch the world!" And suddenly, I heard Kathryn's voice, [Hinn snaps fingers] and out of the blue, suddenly there - there she was, it's crystal clear. And she in her beautiful smile, the way she said, "Ask! We're waiting for you to ask! We're praying with you to ask "And the vision disappeared. And suddenly I said, "Lord!" and I asked. A week later the anointing hit my life. I believe the saints in heaven urge us to pray. Urge us to do it! Do you know why I believe it? 'Cause it's in the Bible! You say, "Show it to me." Jesus saw Moses and Elijah who came to talk to Him about His passion on the cross!
Ladies and gentlemen, there's way more than you know about God! And the reason I'm telling you all this? The Lord said to me only a few days ago, He said, "You're - you're about to come into a new level. Get ready!" And I'm already feeling the rumblings in the heavenlies. Somebody is about to talk to me again. Something is about to happen again. I don't know what it is. But I - I'm so excited, I feel butterflies in my tummy. I feel something. I've had three prophets lately, absolute people that know the voice of God, that have said to me, "You're about to walk into a new inheritance in the Spirit." I don't know what it is, when it is, but it's coming. And tonight, the Lord is putting upon my heart to pray for you, that you should walk into a new inheritance in the Holy Ghost. Stand up, I want to pray for you. Come on. Hallelujah! ..." He ends with him encouraging others to do the same.
You're about to have experiences that people may call you crazy if you tell them. But lift your hands and ask that God give you revelations. "
writers note : (Id feel better about all this if he said he got knocked in the head and all this happened, but unfortunately he didnt.)
Every believer needs to exercise Biblical Discernment when they go to any meeting advertising miracles and manifestations of the Spirit especially the tours. Many are led by being deceived by men and women who back their teaching up with some form of supernatural manifestation. We are warned of false apostles those who claim authority that is not from God and can do miracles .When Experience becomes the standard modus operandi at a meeting watch out. Even with a new life implanted in us, does not give one a blind confidence from God that the enemy can't deceive us.
Whether or not these are delusions of his own or actually taking place. As Robert Burrows wrote "...real entities don't have to be channeled for real lies to be communicated or real damage done . Poison is effective regardless of who administers it .
The question that should be asked is whether the Spirit and beings appearing can be trusted. When measured with the bibles account it is clear whatever is speaking to Hinn and is actually showing up in his room is not from God but demonic.
>Pt.2 on Hinns continuing Romance with Necromancy
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