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

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Showing Revision 2 created 04/06/2018 by Carrie Spradlin.

  1. [This question] comes from Rod...
  2. Do Christians fall down involuntarily
  3. while worshiping God?
  4. I've been worshiping God
    with the praise of my lips,
  5. and had all the strength
    removed from my legs
  6. which has made me fall to the ground
    or into the chair behind me.
  7. Is this a Biblical experience
  8. or am I being seduced by another spirit?
  9. I'm not one who wants to
    place my faith in experience,
  10. but the Word of God
  11. knowing that the heart
    is deceitfully wicked.
  12. Now here's the thing, listen:
  13. True Christians have experiences -
  14. no question about it.
  15. Being saved is an experience!
  16. I've never known a person truly saved
  17. that their salvation wasn't an experience.
  18. True Christians have
    experiences. That happens.
  19. But you know what? Lots of
    not-true-Christians have experiences.
  20. There is the Holy Spirit.
  21. The Holy Spirit, if He
    bears witness with our spirit
  22. that we are children of
    God? That's an experience.
  23. If the love of God is poured
  24. into my heart by the Spirit,
    that's an experience.
  25. If men's hearts are
    regenerated by the Spirit,
  26. you better believe
    experiential things happen.
  27. If I become a new man,
  28. old things pass away;
  29. all things become new.
  30. Folks, that's an experience.
  31. You become filled with the Spirit.
  32. Acts repeatedly speaks about
    that. That's an experience.
  33. But, demons also do experiences.
  34. There are unbelievers that
    have demonic experiences.
  35. And they think it's of God. Ok?
  36. Here's the thing. How can
    we tell the difference?
  37. Well, the Scripture talks
    about testing the spirits.
  38. How do we test the spirits?
  39. By the Word of God.
    That's absolutely right.
  40. And when we go to the Word of God,
  41. the Word of God teaches us
    things about the Spirit of God.
  42. And where the Spirit of God is,
  43. the Spirit of God works
    based on the truth
  44. that is revealed about that Holy Spirit
  45. in the Word of God.
  46. And so, there are certain
    things we can look at.
  47. I would just say this: Sarah Edwards,
  48. Jonathan Edwards' wife, listen,
  49. she had an experience that went like this:
  50. She says, "At one time,
  51. my strength was immediately taken away,
  52. and I sunk down on the spot."
  53. Sound familiar? Just
    like this guy's situation?
  54. "Those who were near raised
    me, placed me in a chair."
  55. Sounds very familiar - this guy,
  56. all of a sudden his strength's
    gone, he falls in a chair.
  57. All of a sudden her strength is gone.
  58. She didn't fall in a chair,
    she went to the ground
  59. and other people put her in the chair.
  60. There was another time,
    she says she was,
  61. "moved so exceedingly, she was
    drawn so strongly heavenward,
  62. that it seemed as if her body
  63. were feeling as if it were
    being pulled upwards."
  64. She said, "I felt as if I must
    necessarily ascend thither.
  65. At length my strength failed me,
  66. I sunk down, and they took me up
  67. and laid me on the bed."
  68. Well, guess what? I've seen
    pictures of Benny Hinn
  69. waving his hands and
    people fell to the ground.
  70. Ok, Sarah Edwards falls to the ground.
  71. Benny Hinn's got people,
    they fall to the ground.
  72. So which category does this guy fall into?
  73. Well, let me tell you something.
  74. Let me tell you something
  75. about what Sarah Edwards
    said in the midst of all this.
  76. She said, "the presence
    of God was so near
  77. and so real that I seemed
  78. scarcely conscious of anything else."
  79. Now listen to what she says,
  80. "God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
  81. seemed as distinct persons,
  82. both manifesting Their
    inconceivable loveliness
  83. and mildness and gentleness
  84. and Their great and immutable love to me.
  85. I seemed to be taken under the care
  86. and charge of my God and Savior,
  87. in an inexpressibly endearing manner,
  88. and Christ appeared to
    me as a mighty Savior."
  89. Can I tell you one thing
    about the Holy Spirit?
  90. You know what Jesus
    Christ said about Him?
  91. In John 16:14, speaking of the Comforter
  92. or the Spirit of Truth,
  93. "He will glorify Me, for
    He will take what is Mine
  94. and declare it to you."
  95. Can I tell you what? Where
    the true Holy Spirit is operating,
  96. is it any marvel that
    the Father and the Son
  97. were made much of,
    but where another spirit is,
  98. the "Spirit" is typically
    made much of. Watch that.
  99. In the Pentecostal circles,
    the "Spirit" is made much of.
  100. In these health, wealth,
    prosperity circles,
  101. the "Spirit" is made much of,
  102. but where the Spirit is truly operating,
  103. He doesn't make much of Himself,
  104. He makes much of the Father and the Son,
  105. and especially the Son.
  106. You watch: whatever experiences
    people are experiencing,
  107. is Christ being magnified?
  108. Is He the focus? Is He central?
  109. I'll tell you this: You've got people
    falling down where Benny Hinn is?
  110. He prophesied that God would destroy
  111. the homosexual community of
    America by fire in the mid '90's.
  112. In about 1994 or 1995,
    no later than that,
  113. he also foretold that Fidel Castro
  114. would die during the '90's,
  115. that the world would end by 1999.
  116. Hinn has taught that the
    biblical Adam flew, had wings,
  117. that he even flew to the moon.
  118. He's said that the Christian Trinity
  119. is actually God in nine
    persons, not three,
  120. because the Father, the Son,
    and the Holy Ghost
  121. are each comprised of trinities.
  122. You know, Hinn said in one broadcast,
  123. "I've looked for one verse in the Bible,
  124. but I just can't seem to find it...
  125. one verse that says 'if you
    don't like them, kill them.'
  126. I really wish I could find it.
  127. Sometimes I wish God would give me
  128. a Holy Ghost machine gun and
    I'd blow their heads off."
  129. You know what Sarah Edwards said?
  130. "My soul was so filled
    with love to Christ,
  131. and love to His people,
  132. that I fainted under the
    intenseness of the feeling."
  133. You know what one of chief marks
  134. of true Christianity is? It's love.
  135. And where the Spirit
    of the living Christ is,
  136. there's love for God's people.
  137. Hinn wants to blow their heads off.
  138. Sarah Edwards is so taken up
    with a love for God's people.
  139. Listen: test the spirits.
  140. You know them by their fruits.
  141. Pauline's right, go to the Word of God
  142. and see the marks of the Spirit.
  143. Go to the book of Acts.
  144. Look where the Spirit was operating,
  145. where places trembled,
  146. where there were fillings of the Spirit,
  147. where there were supernatural occurrences,
  148. where there were experiences,
  149. and look in the midst of all of it,
  150. and look at the flavor,
    look at the aroma,
  151. look at the fruits of those things.
  152. Weigh things out by the Word of God.
  153. Hinn gives himself away
    as a false prophet.
  154. Sarah Edwards gives herself away.
  155. She's so entranced by Christ
  156. and by a love for the people of Christ.