The Recent anointed actions of the Charismatic movements leading manBenny Hinn
One does not have to wait very long for new developments to happen when they are "under the anointing". Hinn has spoken of different levels to the anointing in the past. As Philip Powell has succinctly put it, Hinn has taken it to "the next Level." In this new move he has taken the next elevator down.
It is every year or so that Hinn claims to be led into deeper and new levels of the anointing. In 97' "The Lord said to me only a few days ago, "You're - you're about to come into a new level. Get ready!" (Benny Hinn, Honolulu Crusade, February 28, 1997). The Different levels of anointing promoted By Hinn is plain old Gnosticism. Hinn now has numerous guests interviewed on his program. This new programming style has interviews mixed with crusade clips. Once again he has revealed more of his flipflopping on his views. Not only does this show Hinn consistently changing his tune, but also shows in his future plans, a dangerous trend toward Catholic type worship of images as well.
Third wave Charismatics, the key players in today's revivalism all were guests on Hinn's program in the last several weeks (99'). Kenneth Copeland, Rod Parsley, Joyce Meyers and Rodney Howard-Browne and others. Hinn clearly is respected as the apostolic father of the healing ministry, picking up the mantle where not Kathryn Kuhlmann, but William Branham had left off.
Hinn has the ability to feel comfortable with any guest and is easily able to forget what was once said. It was on a few years ago he stated, "There is no such thing as a laughing revival. There is no such thing as a laughing - it is not in the Bible. I do not see it in the Bible. Much of what happens is pure emotionalism - contagious laughter. What does it do except make you look stupid? I am not interested in some emotional up."( Praise The Lord July 4, 1997) But then in ( September 99) he had Rodney Browne as his guest, the very man who started all this. To be accurate it was Hinn who launched Browne into the laughing ministry when he allowed it all to happen at his meeting back in 1991. Laughter broke out among the children at Hinn's crusade and Rodney Browne who was on stage is called forward by Hinn. "Rodney, God has given you a great anointing for this. Let the holy laughter hit them in Jesus' mighty name."
(Aug. 24, 1999 This is your day, TBN ) "Y'know Rod (Parsley)the healing ministry is almost dead, when you look at whose out there praying for the sick today there's not many (this is false, there are more healing ministries today then there ever were) and the Lord said to me to build a healing center a healing and prayer center that people can come to 24 hours a day any day of the week and be prayed for and get healed. And I did not really know what the lord would show me but as time went on I began to get the picture much clearer. Jan 3rd of the year 2000 we break ground for that healing center in Dallas Texas. Its going to have healing gardens, with healing statues of biblical healing saints from the Old Testament. Its going to have a healing fountain an eternal healing fire, its going to have places where people can come to and be prayed for in a healing cathedral and chapels in it." Think about a place that will be staffed with partners, God anointed partners they will be there volunteering, where people can come 24 hours a day and be prayed for, so no one will have to wait for a crusade. Yes I will continue to have crusades yes I will continue to travel, but what wonderful thing it would be (remember Hinn has asked for money since they need it to travel but look at what he is doing with it, building another heritage USA. ) when Gods people can come to a place like that." Its going to be built with Jerusalem rock, its going to look like Jerusalem. And the lord gave us property a mile and a half from the Dallas Stadium right on highway 114
"Saints we have to preserve that anointing whether its the anointing thats on Rod and your building a place now expanding your own ministry"( a 133,000 square foot area for world harvest bible college)
Parsley told Hinn he thought it would be difficult to build his own facility but it will be easy "because it is prophetically in the timetable of God, it is the fullness of time, a woman cannot get that baby out until its time." That Hinn has induced labor by his giving. Parsley said that Hinn came to dominion camp meeting and donated $100,000 in seed to his ministry, which has induced labor for his new building. Who has this kind of money to give away. What kind of a salary does he have to give this and more away? Or maybe it's not Hinn's personal money but the contributors. Do they know where their money goes? All this shows how much is flowing into their hands as many naïve give to promote a ministry of an alleged miracle worker.
Rod Parsley showed how little he understands about the anointing as he a said, "Holy spirit of God I thank you even now your servant has been willing to conceive this child this healing center where multiplied thousands upon thousands would be healed. But more than where the healing ministry will be preserved. Preserved so that we will not lose our roots, so that people may know the ministry of Kathryn Kulhmann and Amiee Simple McPhearson, .A.A Allen and Jack Coe of Oral Roberts and Lester Sumerall. God where those anointing's will be multiplied [I'm seeing this now Benny] and brought to bear in that place. Multiplied by one another, Smith Wigglesworths anointing multiplied by Oral Roberts anointing multiplied by Kathryn Kuhlmanns anointing multiplied by Benny Hinns anointing and when the people come there, there faith will be at such a level that that spiritual genealogy which you are preserving will come to bear against their need. A.A. Allen had a miracle valley this is going to be a miracle mountain. BH "Whoa!" this is going to be a miracle mountain. "
Multiplied anointings. What kind of brew is this man talking about that we can mix anointing's and multiply them together? Even from those who are dead.
Benny Hinn responds "Let me tell you something quickly I don't know if Rod knew what we are building, you began talking about these men we're building chapels for everyone of those great's of the past where you can visit Kathryn Kuhlmann, Amiee Simple McPhearson, and Oral Roberts and Dr. Sumerall who before he died said to me you better put me on tape I won't be here long. That was prophetic what you said "RP."Yes, yes"
What is he saying, he just told him before this! Parsley also stated after Hinn revealed about his healing center "certainly you didn't ask me to say anything about it. But I believe, I believe that the reason that God is going to cause the finances for this new facility that you just mentioned to flow in " what a scam this all is, these men are actors.
On the Larry King show Hinn has said, "Look, God has given us, Larry, many sources of healing. Look at Lourdes. People have been healed going to Lourdes and Fatima. There was a pool, even in the Bible, the pool of Bethesda, where the angels stirred the water people were also healed. So God has given us many avenues of healing." Notice that Hinn is already contoured to this concept and he is also mentioning it in his crusades where he says, "jump into the river of healing and be healed."(Ala Rodney Browne, Latter rain).
He has said, When the anointing comes all your loved one will be saved. "All the demons that harass you will be gone."
This is all hype to give people hope Hinn has been known to use his authority to just speak healing by his words " I order the demon to go now. I command the spirit of infirmity to go now, in the name of Jesus...I rebuke...tumor in Jesus name. I rebuke that blindness, in Jesus name. I command that leukemia to go now, in Jesus name...And I rebuke that heart condition, in Jesus name. And that lung disease goes now, in Jesus name. And that back injury...And the crippled babies made whole now...And the blind white eye is healed now, in Jesus name. The cancer is gone now, in Jesus name...And the tumor is gone off that left arm now, in Jesusname..." nothing is out of reach of this mans powers except for some real miracles, like new body parts or real resurrections. If someone teaches falsely on Gods nature and the atoning work and has miracles accompany them that appear to be heavenly, can he be part of that crowd that is mentioned in Mt.7:21.
Hinn is convinced that he has the very power that Jesus did. "I tell you the anointing is so glorious Satan better not show up tonight or well tear him apart. And I warn the devil tonight. I warn every demon in this arena. You better get out before we kick you out. ( Honolulu Blaisedale Crusade Jan.21, 1999)
Jude 8-10 talks about those who rail against angelic authorities are those who have no respect for authority and are not under authority themselves. Hinn believes whenever he comes to a city, the demons over that city will FLEE, crying, "The man of God is coming; the man of God is coming!" (Praise The Lord Newsletter, August 1997)
"Now I am going to read one scripture and then I am going to preach and the Devil is going to drop dead." (Benny Hinn, The Christian Channel Europe, " Praise The Lord " (TBN) 22/2/98)
There is something glorious happening in America. God is about to kick the devil right out of here." Honolulu Blaisdale Crusade Jan.21, 1999) He then says "I am prophesying this. Im not just preaching it. You must see this as surely as Jesus is Lord."
Does the church or any man have power over the devil and demons like this? Did Paul? Hinn's disregard for angelic authorities spills over into his view of those who may question his powers. Look at our country what is really happening, no devil has been cast out, their power seems to be increasing not decreasing. Yet there seems to be a rising mood of violence in the church by the very leaders who claim power over the opposition of God. Threats are made to Christians as well .
The "NEXT LEVEL" of Anointing
In the recent Denver crusade Hinn became a different person under the influence of the anointing unlike anything seen before. So much so, that his voice changed to a "growl." He ordered the people to raise their hands and exalt the master Jesus. " I've been preaching 25 years almost I've never seen the anointing as frightening as I saw in Denver Friday night." The anointing was so strong that "one man Nevell Mcdonald who has a church here was holding onto the pole. Gods power was so strong he could not, he was holding onto a big steel pole on the platform." How comfortable are you to go to a service where it is described as this?
In speaking to Paul Crouch he said, "So your about to see that, and I'm have you do something you precious saints." the anointing was so powerful it doesn't matter whether you were there or not friend because its on that tape your gonna see." We have all seen the anointed handkerchief ministry, but now we have the anointing going onto VCR tapes too. These have become the charismatic sacraments for our day.
Hinn admitted, "I am not the same man under the anointing that I am now."" Believe me when I tell you, I do not even identify with the Benny Hinn you see on Television. Because its a different man its not me." My children are afraid of me under the anointing What they do not know is that I'm afraid of the anointing too." He also said"but the thing is saints when I say I'm afraid of the anointing I'm afraid of it if I ever misuse it or if I ever play around with it. Believe me that anointing is yours to work that sometimes you can play with it" "I'm very frightened of what God often does in those meetings."
One can only wonder who is overshadowing Hinn to influence him in this way. The anointing is a person who is the called the comforter, not the threatener. He is the comforter because he has the same nature as Jesus. 2 Tim 1:7 " For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." Are we to fear the Holy Spirit who was sent as the comforter? When Hinn speaks about playing with the anointing, I relate this to his bowling pin theatrics of, knock them down pick em' up, knock them down pick em' up 5 or even 10 times.
In this service Hinn growls in tongues and growls "Fire on you and your ministry. Bring those preachers, My God .FIRE , FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, FIRE on you." At times he is writhing in estatic pain where he says "ahhh arrggh, My skin is about to explode, your body will tinkle from the top to the bottom lift your voices lift your hands and ask him for it (he says what sounds like I can make eggs (its suppose to be I command) the devil of cancer in ya and I command I command the devil to go. All of you stretch your hands towards this camera, I can make eggs for every demonic spirit, I can make eggs for every spirit in hell and I cast them out in Jesus name GO! go." (said in a very growling voice)
People of God be healed people of the lord be delivered rise up out of your sickness and jump into the river of healing and be healed. In Jesus name. Then a man is brought up claiming two thirds of his heart is dead. Steve Brock says, He's barely been able to walkfor the past 7 years, God told him he would be healed this morning "the fire of God has manifested In this mans life. Hinn growls the glory the glory. If I don't release it I'll blow up. If I don't release the anointing I'll blow up I got to release it on somebody."
Hinn approaches a woman on stage and says "The demon must bow to the name ofthe master Jesus." Then he immediately hears from the Lord and tells those who are speaking not to interrupt him as he is hearing from the master. He then shifts into a different raspy voice saying out loud, " Yes lord I'll do it. I place a curse on every man and woman that will stretch his hand against this anointing I curse that man who dares to speak a word against this ministry. But any man any woman that raises his or her hand in blessing towards this ministry I bless that man I bless that home, I bless that family any man any woman any person that raises his tongue in blessing toward this work raises his tongue in blessing toward this anointing raises his tongue in blessing toward this servant of the Lord I bless them I bless the work of your hands I bless your life with his mighty power. I bless your home with divine protection I bless your children with long life and I bless you length of days I bless you with healing, I bless you with prosperity I bless you with the very presence of almighty God, I a servant bless you in the name of the one I serve. I bless thy people tonight in Denver lift your hands and receive the blessing, I rarely ever do what I'm doing now. This is the holy ghost on me telling me to do this. I bless you, I bless your homes your life your future your children. May every attack of Satan be destroyed, may every plan of hell be destroyed against you (change of voice) and every plan of God be established in Jesus name. Amen, amen."
(its hard to say which is suppose to be from the Lord and where he ends off and Hinn begins since only God is able to do these things. But look at the context, anyone who supports Hinn has Gods full blessing in all things, even to have his presence which is already promised to believers. But to say that all will have long life for themselves and their children, goes far beyond the word of God, not to mention the promise of healing and prosperity. In other words you get all the promises of the millennium if you support Hinn, and if you say anything that is not positive you are cursed. All this on the condition of ones relationship to Hinn.(This is no different than the Jehovah's Witnesses teaching of the 144,000 anointed ones who the earthly class must be in right relationship with to have Gods benefits.)
Attributing his works to the devil as exactly what they did to Jesus is hardly the same thing here. Notice Hinn says I place a curse on every man and woman that will stretch his hand against this anointing. I curse that man who dares to speak a word against this ministry. This is not how Jesus pronounced judgment.
Mark 3:22 "And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. (v 30) they said, He (Jesus) hath an unclean spirit."(Matt 12:31-32)
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is attributing the power of exorcising demons from people by the Lord Jesus Christ (who was present among them) as the works of the devil (Satan), saying that Christ Himself is demon possessed. Jesus was God incarnate when they said he was doing the works by the power of an unclean spirit. Does Hinn think he is God? That is the requirement for blasphemy of the Spirit. As Philip Powell points out" Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit relates to our Lord Jesus Christ and not to Benny Hinn or any self acclaimed "Anointed ONE" i.e. "Christ".
Balaam was employed to curse God's people, but couldn't, God's blessing was upon them, Num. 23:7-8 " How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I denounce, whom the LORD hath not denounced?" The people of God who are called by Christ Jesus are blessed not cursed.Not by Hinn not by God. Could this instruction be from the same Lord who said, Bless them which persecute you, bless, and curse not?
Hinn speaking judgment has not occurred since the early 90's. " That got me so angry- if I could have killed him, I would have." (Orlando Christian Centre, Aug 12, 1992) "The Holy Ghost is upon me....The day is coming when those that attack us will drop down dead....Don't touch God's servants; it's deadly....Woe to you that touch God's servants. You're going to pay." (Miracle Invasion Rally, Nov.22, '91). This is not a new tactic to say it this way. Hinn seems to be very comfortable with his top position in the miracle movement. Certainly building his new facilities and the support he has by having all these guests seems to make him think he is invulnerable. What Hinn is doing is manipulating people to choose who they will listen to.
Hinn speaking on the cursing explained what it means to deliver one to Satan, when the apostle Paul was saying I give them over to Satan he was canceling Gods blessings from coming there way. . And a man has that authority, he didn't say the Lord he said I, I did it. How did he do it? He spoke it to God in faith and said Lord do it. Do not bless them anymore. Do not protect anymore that they may learn to blaspheme." What Hinn misses is that Paul was an apostle, or maybe he is not missing this and puts himself in the same category.
Those who criticize Hinn have a clear reason because of his questionable and even clear false statements about God and Christ under " this anointing ". So the point is what is this anointing that contradicts and goes beyond the Scripture. That influences Hinn that he is a different person under the influence? This is something people better ask before it is too late
And what of blasphemy? The Pharisees called Jesus a blasphemer because he said he was equal with God. Many of Hinn's own previous statements of who he thinks he is can be construed as dangerously in the same category.
When you say, 'I am a Christian,' you are saying, 'I am mashiach,' in the Hebrew. I am a little messiah walking on earth, You are a little god on earth running around" (Praise-a-Thon, TBN, November 6,'90) "Say after me: 'Within me is a God-Man.' [Congregation repeats.] Now, let's say even better than that. Let's say, 'I AM A GOD-MAN.' This spirit man within me is a God-Man. Say 'I'm born- of- heaven- God-Man. I'm a God-Man. I'm a sample of Jesus. I'm a super being'" (Praise the Lord, TBN, Dec 6 1990). "Is he God? Are you His offspring? Are you His children? You can't be human! You can't! You can't! God didn't give birth to the flesh...(Our Position In Christ #2 - The Word Made Flesh" video tape #255, 1991) "Are you ready for some real revelation knowledge....you are god" (" Our Position In Christ", tape # AO31190-1)
"SO, I'M BENNY JEHOVAH!" (Spiritual Warfare Seminar, May 2 1990).
"We are 'little gods' and even part of God with all the power of God; and we are 'little messiahs,' everything that Jesus ever was." (The Berean Call, 1992 Media Spotlight Special Report, Feb 94)
I find this paradoxical that he says those who come against him are blasphemers, but when Hinn said many times he was a Christ and takes the name Christ or God for himself this would not be blaspheming to him. What a spin on the truth he has. Certainly we will be accountable for our words, especially what we say and teach publicly. As Jesus said in Matt.12:37 "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
It was William Branham who thought of himself, "But when the Angel of the Lord moves down, it becomes then a Voice of God to you...But I am God's Voice to you... Now, see, I can say nothing in myself. But what He shows me" (William Branham, Footprints On The Sands Of Time, p. 214) Hinn like Branham said in Denver "Under this anointing the words I speak cannot fall to the ground, under this anointing everything I say happens." This means what he says are the very words of God even if they are not from the Scripture.You wonder how can anyone be so confident of this?
When you have a word/ faith concept of what one affirms in their mind, and speaks out by faith will be brought forth then its quite easy. After all he believes "... the anointing is dependent upon my words. God will not move unless I say it. Why? because He has made us co-workers with Him. He set things up that way." (Benny Hinn, The Anointing p.82, 1992)
But this is a claim only God can make Matt. 24:35 "Heaven and earth will
pass away, but My words will by no means pass away."It is God who says he will
perform his word.
Contrary to Hinn's threats upon " his anointing " Jesus says in John 8:51"Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death."
So if this man and others do not have Gods approval why does he let them continue? For the believer he is testing them to see where their loyalty is. As Deut.13 states. Similarly God does let unbelievers continue in their sin and challenge or blaspheme God. Saying, look I'm still here he hasn't judged me. God by his mercy has held off judgment for the most part until that certain day. So no one is exempt, it's only postponed.
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