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Sarah Edwards or Benny Hinn, who is the false prophet?

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    [This question] comes from Rod...
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    Do Christians fall down involuntarily
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    while worshiping God?
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    I've been worshiping God
    with the praise of my lips,
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    and had all the strength
    removed from my legs
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    which has made me fall to the ground
    or into the chair behind me.
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    Is this a Biblical experience
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    or am I being seduced by another spirit?
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    I'm not one who wants to
    place my faith in experience,
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    but the Word of God
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    knowing that the heart
    is deceitfully wicked.
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    Now here's the thing, listen:
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    True Christians have experiences -
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    no question about it.
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    Being saved is an experience!
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    I've never known a person truly saved
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    that their salvation wasn't an experience.
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    True Christians have
    experiences. That happens.
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    But you know what? Lots of
    not-true-Christians have experiences.
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    There is the Holy Spirit.
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    The Holy Spirit, if He
    bears witness with our spirit
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    that we are children of
    God? That's an experience.
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    If the love of God is poured
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    into my heart by the Spirit,
    that's an experience.
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    If men's hearts are
    regenerated by the Spirit,
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    you better believe
    experiential things happen.
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    If I become a new man,
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    old things pass away;
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    all things become new.
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    Folks, that's an experience.
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    You become filled with the Spirit.
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    Acts repeatedly speaks about
    that. That's an experience.
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    But, demons also do experiences.
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    There are unbelievers that
    have demonic experiences.
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    And they think it's of God. Ok?
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    Here's the thing. How can
    we tell the difference?
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    Well, the Scripture talks
    about testing the spirits.
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    How do we test the spirits?
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    By the Word of God.
    That's absolutely right.
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    And when we go to the Word of God,
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    the Word of God teaches us
    things about the Spirit of God.
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    And where the Spirit of God is,
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    the Spirit of God works
    based on the truth
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    that is revealed about that Holy Spirit
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    in the Word of God.
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    And so, there are certain
    things we can look at.
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    I would just say this: Sarah Edwards,
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    Jonathan Edwards' wife, listen,
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    she had an experience that went like this:
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    She says, "At one time,
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    my strength was immediately taken away,
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    and I sunk down on the spot."
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    Sound familiar? Just
    like this guy's situation?
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    "Those who were near raised
    me, placed me in a chair."
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    Sounds very familiar - this guy,
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    all of a sudden his strength's
    gone, he falls in a chair.
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    All of a sudden her strength is gone.
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    She didn't fall in a chair,
    she went to the ground
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    and other people put her in the chair.
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    There was another time,
    she says she was,
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    "moved so exceedingly, she was
    drawn so strongly heavenward,
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    that it seemed as if her body
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    were feeling as if it were
    being pulled upwards."
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    She said, "I felt as if I must
    necessarily ascend thither.
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    At length my strength failed me,
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    I sunk down, and they took me up
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    and laid me on the bed."
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    Well, guess what? I've seen
    pictures of Benny Hinn
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    waving his hands and
    people fell to the ground.
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    Ok, Sarah Edwards falls to the ground.
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    Benny Hinn's got people,
    they fall to the ground.
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    So which category does this guy fall into?
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    Well, let me tell you something.
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    Let me tell you something
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    about what Sarah Edwards
    said in the midst of all this.
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    She said, "the presence
    of God was so near
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    and so real that I seemed
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    scarcely conscious of anything else."
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    Now listen to what she says,
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    "God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
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    seemed as distinct persons,
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    both manifesting Their
    inconceivable loveliness
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    and mildness and gentleness
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    and Their great and immutable love to me.
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    I seemed to be taken under the care
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    and charge of my God and Savior,
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    in an inexpressibly endearing manner,
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    and Christ appeared to
    me as a mighty Savior."
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    Can I tell you one thing
    about the Holy Spirit?
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    You know what Jesus
    Christ said about Him?
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    In John 16:14, speaking of the Comforter
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    or the Spirit of Truth,
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    "He will glorify Me, for
    He will take what is Mine
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    and declare it to you."
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    Can I tell you what? Where
    the true Holy Spirit is operating,
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    is it any marvel that
    the Father and the Son
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    were made much of,
    but where another spirit is,
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    the "Spirit" is typically
    made much of. Watch that.
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    In the Pentecostal circles,
    the "Spirit" is made much of.
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    In these health, wealth,
    prosperity circles,
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    the "Spirit" is made much of,
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    but where the Spirit is truly operating,
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    He doesn't make much of Himself,
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    He makes much of the Father and the Son,
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    and especially the Son.
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    You watch: whatever experiences
    people are experiencing,
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    is Christ being magnified?
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    Is He the focus? Is He central?
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    I'll tell you this: You've got people
    falling down where Benny Hinn is?
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    He prophesied that God would destroy
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    the homosexual community of
    America by fire in the mid '90's.
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    In about 1994 or 1995,
    no later than that,
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    he also foretold that Fidel Castro
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    would die during the '90's,
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    that the world would end by 1999.
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    Hinn has taught that the
    biblical Adam flew, had wings,
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    that he even flew to the moon.
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    He's said that the Christian Trinity
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    is actually God in nine
    persons, not three,
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    because the Father, the Son,
    and the Holy Ghost
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    are each comprised of trinities.
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    You know, Hinn said in one broadcast,
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    "I've looked for one verse in the Bible,
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    but I just can't seem to find it...
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    one verse that says 'if you
    don't like them, kill them.'
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    I really wish I could find it.
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    Sometimes I wish God would give me
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    a Holy Ghost machine gun and
    I'd blow their heads off."
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    You know what Sarah Edwards said?
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    "My soul was so filled
    with love to Christ,
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    and love to His people,
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    that I fainted under the
    intenseness of the feeling."
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    You know what one of chief marks
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    of true Christianity is? It's love.
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    And where the Spirit
    of the living Christ is,
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    there's love for God's people.
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    Hinn wants to blow their heads off.
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    Sarah Edwards is so taken up
    with a love for God's people.
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    Listen: test the spirits.
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    You know them by their fruits.
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    Pauline's right, go to the Word of God
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    and see the marks of the Spirit.
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    Go to the book of Acts.
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    Look where the Spirit was operating,
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    where places trembled,
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    where there were fillings of the Spirit,
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    where there were supernatural occurrences,
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    where there were experiences,
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    and look in the midst of all of it,
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    and look at the flavor,
    look at the aroma,
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    look at the fruits of those things.
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    Weigh things out by the Word of God.
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    Hinn gives himself away
    as a false prophet.
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    Sarah Edwards gives herself away.
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    She's so entranced by Christ
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    and by a love for the people of Christ.
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Sarah Edwards or Benny Hinn, who is the false prophet?
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