Monday, September 01, 2008
School of the Prophets
-The Kingly Anointing
OK, Todd's picture has been removed from his website, and it seems like everyone is ready to move on. Today, I'd like to propose another prophetic exercise, in the spirit of the school of the prophets. Now please don't accuse me of having 20/20 hindsight- I was offended by these prophetic words when they were given at his coronation a few months ago.
Rather than comment on them individually, I'll just throw out some quotes and see if you can figure it out. Remember, there will be a quiz on Judgement Day.
Prophesy #1 - Apostle & Prophet Richard Madden
"For the Lord would say unto thee that this day you have loosed upon this earth what I have wanted for centuries to come forth -- a kingly anointing which will bring in money, money, money."
"Our alms and offerings open the heavens! Tabitha's good works and charitable deeds caused God to raise her from the dead...That's one reason God does miracles today--charitable giving."
"Some people have even ventured to say that my visions and visitations are false....Some may not find my experience doctrinally sound, and liken it to speaking to the dead, and unbiblical, citing the apostle Paul's warnings in Galatians 1:8, and 2 Corinthians 11:14, of which I'm very aware. My accountability team and I, through careful examination, determined that this vision was not outside of God's realm."
Prophesy #2- Apostle & Prophetess Stacey Campbell
“Todd, I chose you BECAUSE of your background. For you to release my nature when you release my gifts.”
"The truth is, his most serious crime was more heinous: the molestation of a seven-year-old boy." "They were sexual crimes," Bentley admits. "I was involved in a sexual-assault ring. I turned around and did what had happened to me. I was assaulted too." "I don’t like to talk about it publicly because it would hurt [my ministry ]." he concedes. "I don’t whip it out in the newspapers or on TV because people will go Whaaa?"
-The Report Newsmagazine quoting Todd Bentley
"Bentley, who is now married and has children of his own, said he has feared Christians would be afraid to leave their children around him if the juvenile sex-offense were known."
"Todd Bentley says he has been told by a prophet, Bob Jones, that 13 wise virgins would carry the revival forward. So Bentley calls teenagers up to the stage and "anoints" them, touching them and watching many fall.."
-Cary McMullen - The Ledger
Prophesy #3 - Apostle & Prophetess Sharon Stone
"God says to His church, I have used the most offensive means to break religious taboos."
"Todd Bentley now carries the label of a liar and a deceiver."
-C. Peter Wagner
"Todd Bentley has entered into an unhealthy relationship on an emotional level with a female member of his staff."
-Fresh Fire Website
"Furthermore, it has now come out that there has been some inappropriate behavior, both with excessive drinking and also with a female member of his staff."
"Their marriage has been torn for years by his emotional attachment with at least one other female whose physical contact went beyond hugging and kissing and holding hands. Enough said-maybe more details will be revealed later-but it was clearly immoral."
-C. Peter Wagner
Prophesy #4 - Apostle & Prophetess Clarice Fluitt
"No longer, no longer, no longer will men call unclean what I have called clean."
"So, should someone who is divorced be disqualified from ministry or from leadership in the church? How can we disqualify someone from ministry or leadership for something that would disqualify God?.... God is divorced....When God got a divorce,
was it His fault?"
“I will change the understanding and expression of Christianity across the earth in one generation.”
"Many mature ... graduated interns (are) filled brim-full with the DNA and fire of this ministry."
-Fresh Fire Website
"Revival is often messy because there's a lot happening and sometimes it's hard for people to take in everything they see in the natural. Many come and some do manifest fleshly things, but for the most part, everyone is sincere and of good intention at a revival. Trust it's better to be full of life with a little untidiness than to be dead."
"The road to hell is paved with good intentions."