RED ALERT! Bentley and Joyner Alliance
This info came to me a few weeks ago via a youtube video from Bentley's Freshfire channel:
VIEW more here... if you can stomach it.
KUNDALINI WARNING - Urgent
email sent by Andrew Strom
I just saw the video of Rick Joyner announcing that Todd Bentley is back ministering every night at Morningstar in North Carolina and now they have so-called "revival" manifestations eerily similar to Lakeland. They also announced that they are streaming these big meetings every night on their new TV channel - and they are greatly promoting the whole thing.
Now I am a tongues-speaking Pentecostal myself - but can I ask a simple question here please? What kind of "spirit" was it operating in the Lakeland revival - when the leader and main focal-point of the meetings (Todd Bentley) was having an adulterous affair behind the scenes? Was it truly the "Holy" Spirit that was anointing something so sensual and unholy? And now that Todd divorced his wife and married his mistress - are we supposed to welcome him back and this "anointing" with him? What is going on here? Rick Joyner has been warned very specifically by high-level ministries not to do what he is doing now - bringing Todd Bentley back into the limelight. And yet it seems he does not care. Apparently the "manifestations" are all that matter.
So what exactly are these 'manifestations' if they are seemingly at home in such an unholy environment? Are they from God at all? (I am talking here about the violent "jerking", uncontrollable laughter, bodily contortions, drunkenness, 'portals', strange "angel" encounters, etc.) Why do we not see such an 'anointing' in the Bible? Why aren't Jesus or the apostles promoting these manifestations if they really are true Revival? Why instead do we see these things all the way through the New Age and Hinduism, etc? Do we not realize that many false religions have their own version of "laying on of hands" that results in these very types of
manifestations? This 'spirit' is not in the Bible - but it is all the
way through Kundalini-type Hinduism! Don't you think this should alarm us? WHAT is KUNDALINI?
If you search for Kundalini and Shakti on the Internet, you will find that multitudes of people in the New Age and Eastern religions still experience these powerful manifestations. Often this is with the help of a Guru, who touches them on the forehead so that they can experience a "Kundalini Awakening".
As researcher Robert Walker wrote in 1995: "The meetings which mystic Hindu gurus hold are called 'Darshan'. At these meetings devotees go forward to receive spiritual experience from a touch by the open palm of the hand, often to the forehead, by the guru in what is known as the Shakti Pat or divine touch. The raising of the spiritual experience is called raising Kundalini? After a period when the devotee has reached a certain spiritual elevation they begin to shake, jerk, or hop or squirm uncontrollably, sometimes breaking into uncontrolled animal noises or laughter as they reach an ecstatic high. These manifestations are called 'Kriyas'. Devotees sometimes roar like lions and show all kinds of physical signs during this period. Often devotees move on to higher states of spiritual consciousness and become inert physically and appear to slip into an unconsciousness..."
And as the guru Shri Yogãnandji Mahãrãja wrote:
"When Your body begins trembling, hair stands on roots, you laugh or begin to weep without your wishing, your tongue begins to utter deformed sounds, you are filled with fear or see frightening visions? the Kundalini Shakti has become active."
In China there is a popular Kundalini-type movement called 'Qigong'. When a Chinese Qigong spiritual master spoke in the USA in 1991, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that many in the crowd began to experience "spontaneous movements". The master told his audience, "Those who are sensitive might start having some strong physical sensations - or start laughing or crying. Don't worry. This is quite normal."
When you see videos of these "kriyas" or other Kundalini-type manifestations, you would often swear that you are watching a modern "Impartation"-type church meeting. (And I say this as someone who believes strongly in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I just don't believe in "alien" anointings infiltrating the Body of Christ! There is a big difference between Kundalini and the real Holy Spirit).
Since 1993-4, I believe a foreign spirit has been allowed to invade the church - first through Rodney Howard-Browne's ministry - then Toronto, then the Prophetic movement (which I was part of at the
time) and on into Lakeland and many other ministries and movements. I urge people now to "test the spirits" just as we are commanded to in Scripture. Do not let just anyone lay hands on you. This is a powerful spirit and it has the backing of a lot of big-name ministries. In fact, these men and women are the very ones responsible for allowing it to spread right through the body of Christ. And one day they will be answerable to God for doing so.
We are specifically warned in the Bible that the Last Days will be a time of "seducing spirits," false prophets, 'lying signs and wonders,' and that we always need to watch for "angels of light" masquerading as the real thing. Why does the modern church not take these warnings seriously? Aren't we living in the very days that the Bible warns about?
Right now I need to do something that I have never done in such a way before. I have never before published a list of ministries ormovements to watch out for. But this time I have to. This sickness has gone on long enough. I urge you to cut yourself off from the following ministries and their tainted "anointings" my friends. Even though some of these people say "good things" at times, it is simply not worth having any involvement with them due to the tainted anointing that they endorse or minister in themselves. Here is the list-
(1) Todd Bentley.
(2) Rodney Howard Browne - the so-called "Holy Ghost Bartender."
(2) Rick Joyner or anyone connected with Morningstar Ministries.
(3) John Arnott & any connected with TACF (The "Toronto Blessing").
(4) Peter Wagner of the 'New Apostolic Reformation' who claims to be head of a worldwide network of 'apostles' - who publicly endorsed Lakeland and will soon preach at Toronto TACF alongside other "false anointing" advocates.
(5) Mike Bickle and IHOP Kansas City (-I lived nearby for over two years - and know how much they are into all this stuff. Mike Bickle promotes it in his book).
(6) Bob Jones - the Kansas City prophet whose ministry is utterly tainted by it all.
(7) Patricia King and anyone else from 'Extreme Prophetic.'
(8) John Crowder & anyone connected with "Sloshfest."
(9) Bill Johnson of Bethel church, Redding - who says some good things but publicly endorsed Lakeland and promotes the "false anointing" very strongly behind the scenes.
(10) Heidi & Rolland Baker of IRIS Ministries - who do good work amongst the poor in Mozambique - but who have also carried and promoted this tainted anointing for years.
(11) Randy Clark, Wes & Stacey Campbell, and other key figures from the "Toronto blessing."
(12) The Elijah List - and almost anyone featured on it.
Of course there are a huge number of lesser-known preachers and ministries who carry or endorse this Kundalini-type "anointing" around the world. But I have concentrated here on the most influential that I know of. It really is an enormous issue in the church. I urge anyone who is a supporter of any of the above
ministries to really check them out thoroughly. If you find (as I have) that they carry or endorse this false Kundalini spirit in the church, then please stop supporting them in any way - and whatever you do, don't let them "lay hands" on you!
I am putting everything on the line to be "naming names" like this. But I believe it is that serious. How on earth did we get to the point where "kriyas" just like Hinduism are spreading through the church?
Please forward this email to everyone you know, blogs and boards, etc. These people are trying to "relaunch" this whole thing right now. Help us get this warning out. To see a video showing "kriyas" and other Kundalini-type manifestations, please click on the Youtube links below-
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Todd Bentley and Rick Joyner
2008 The Bentley Family
Bentley with new wife and former mistress, Jessa
Please see previous whatsup? posts on Todd Bentley:
7/1/09 He's Baaaack! Beware of Todd Bentley
2/18/98 Is 'Soaking Prayer' Biblical?
10/30/08 Update from Peter Wagner on Todd Bentley
10/21/08 Connect the Dots
9/26/08 Email from Berlin Regarding Lakeland and Todd Bentley
8/28/08 Whatsup with Joel's Army?
8/17/08 Satan's Plan to Destroy Christianity
8/13/08 Charisma's Editor Lee Grady talks about the Todd Bentley Fisaco
8/4/08 The Tents are Down and Todd Bentley is Leaving Lakeland
8/4/08 The Heaersay of Patricia King
8/3/08 Spiritual Drunkenness and False Revival
7/12/08 Where Will Todd Go Next?
7/11/08 ABC Nightline Busts Bentley Who Now is on Break
7/11/08 Todd Bentley - Possessed by a demon?
7/11/08 Neither faith nor healing
7/11/08 Todd Bentley on Nightline
7/10/08 Todd Bentley Kicks Cancer Patient
7/6/08 Prophet or Wolf?
7/5/08 Comments from David and Nicole regarding Todd Bentley
7/4/08 Email from James Sundquist
7/2/08 Todd Bentley's revival in Lakeland draws 400,000 a night
7/1/08 Todd Bentley Praises Kenneth Hagin
6/30/08 Florida Outpouring Revival Concerns Pentecostal Leaders
6/27/08 Bentley the Healer?
6/25/08 Can We Give and Receive God's Glory?
6/25/08 False Prophets Commission False Prophet
6/24/08 Wendy Alec: Prophet of God?
6/18/08 Todd Friel & Justin Peters Speak on Healing and Todd Bentley
6/17/08 Commentary on Bentley by Way of the Master Radio
6/15/08 Bentley wants us to "Call down the angels!"
6/15/08 Bentley Interviewed by Geraldo
6/15/08 Child tells Bentley. "I don't want you to touch me!"
6/14/08 To Judge or Not to Judge?
6/11/08 The Lies of Bentley
6/9/08 Christian Research Service
6/8/08 Being 'Slain in the Spirit' in the Occult is Serpent Power
6/8/08 Raised from the Dead Story From Unverified Email
6/7/08 $elling Je$u$ by Todd Bentley
6/5/08 False Revival
6/4/08 Todd Bentley Deception
6/1/08 Be Not Deceived
5/28/08 Coming Out of Deception
5/27/08 The Third Wave & Angel of Finance?
5/27/08 A Word to False Prophets
5/25/08 Todd Bentley: Messenger of God?
5/24/08 Did Todd Bentley See the Jesus of the Bible?
5/22/08 The Tattoos of Todd
5/18/08 Is Lakeland Calling you? DON'T GO!
5/15/08 False Healing Revival in Lakeland, Florida
5/13/08 More on Todd Bentley from Apostasy Alert
4/25/08 Is Todd Bentley a False Prophet?