Wednesday, September 4, 2019

How I Got Blinded By NAR -Part 7

I watched this today and wanted to cry....


If...and a BIG IF, his repentance is real, can you imagine what could come of this?  Since watching the video I've heard so many comments of doubts, anger, and conditions given to prove real repentance from Benny Hinn.  

What does the bible say?

Matthew 7:15-20 New King James Version (NKJV)

You Will Know Them by Their Fruits

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Let's say just for a minute his confession and repentance of being a prosperity pastor is genuine.  My first reaction when I saw this was PRAISE GOD!  Isn't that what's most important?  Am I writing this blog to just slander and smear a name?  NO.  Am I writing this blog to warn others from falling into the same trap I did?  To warn what price will be paid if you fall like I did?  YES.  My heart is completely and 100% to expose the lies of satan (he deserves a little "s") and wickedness that us Christians are falling for.  Is Benny Hinn genuinely repentant?  With all of my heart I hope so.

Often times the ones that have woken up from this daze are called slanderers because we are warning others.  Don't go off track.  Just keep going and help others get out.  People's faith are seriously getting hurt after realizing what happened to them.  We need to be there to encourage and remind them that God's promises are still true and yes, people abuse others in churches.  Yes, people will twist scripture.  There will always be wolves hiding amongst sheep.  Some don't even realize they're doing it because they're deceived themselves.  I get talked about, posted about, mocked, slandered.  I'm called a slanderer but my purpose is to warn, not hurt the body of Christ.  Now that I've been saved from it, I need to speak out.



I'll tell you what my mindset started to be in the NAR movement.  I was constantly given promises of wealth, fame, and that everything was gonna be BIG and my work will be noticed.  I'm almost embarrassed to share with you the "promises" satan was giving me.  Sigh.  I had QUITE a few but here are two. 

Jenny I was just in prayer for you in your husband, and this is what the Lord says, FOR IN THE NEXT YEAR I AM GOING TO STRETCH YOU LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN STRETCHED BEFORE. I AM TEARING DOWN THE TENTS OF YOUR MINISTRY AND STRETCHING THE TENT TO A LARGER TENTS, U NOTICED THE LORD SAID TENTS, MANY MINISTRIES SHALL BE BIRTHED IN THIS SEASON, AND JENNY AS I WAS PRAYING FOR YOU, AS THE LAUNCH (Launch of House Fire Ministries) IS NEXT WEEK OF A NEW ADVENTURE IN ME. I SEE U IN A CATAPULT, BEING LAUNCHED INTO MINISTRY, AND AS YOU WERE FLYING IN MINISTRY I SAW YOU AS A MAGNET, AND THE CHILDREN OF THE CITY WERE BEING DRAWN TO YOU. YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH FROM INFANT TO TEENAGERS WILL OUTNUMBER THE ONES UN FELLOWSHIP IN TBE ADULTS, ABD AS FOR YOUR HUSBAND IS CONCERN, AS I WAS PRAYING FOR HIM I SAW A FLAME THROWER ON HIS BACK AND AS HE SPOKE OUT THE WORD OF GOD, FIRES OF REVIVAL WERE COMING OUT OF THE MOUTH OF HIS SERVANT, NOT A SPARK, NIT A FUSE, BUT THE FIRE OF THE HOLY OF HOLIES BEING POURED OUT. AND ON MORE THING, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT LESSONS TO TEACH THE KIDS, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT WHAT TO SAY OR HOW TO SAY IT, FOR EVEN AS I HAVE DRAWN YOU TO THIS PLACE I WILL DRAW OTHERS WITH THE SAME VISION AND MANY WILL BECOME ONE SAITH YOUR GOD!!!!

and....

Listen to this, this is the word that I get, I saw you and your household was a magnet, even in the place where u r. (I'm weeping now, in the Spirit.) You know when a magnet is rubbed on metal!! OH GLORY!!! THAT METAL AFTER BEING IN CONTACT OF THAT MAGNET BECOMES MAGNETISED!!! SO OTHER PIECES OF METAL ARE DRAWN TO THAT MAGNETISED METAL, INTERPERTATION: YOU AS A MOM, LEADER, PASTOR OF CHILDREN!! THOSE KIDS ARE GOING TO BE DRAWN NOT TO THE CHILDRENS MINISTRY THAT YOU ARE IN CHARGED WITH!!! THEY WILL BE DRAWN TO YOU, NOT ORDINARY KIDS BUT SPECIAL KIDS, KIDS THAT PARENTS, TEACHERS, SOCIETY, HAS GIVEN UP ON. AND MANY THAT WERE CLOSED DUE TO HURT REJECTION LIFE. WILL START TO OPEN UP, AND START TOO, (AND ALSO THE OTHER KIDS) WILL BECOME LIKE YOU A MAGNET!! THEY WILL GO AND TELL THERE FRIENDS AND MANY WILL BE ADDED TO THE KINGDOM. ANOTHER ATTRACTION, WILL BE PEOPLE OF THE CHURCH, LEADERS WILL COME, MAGAZINES AND TV MINISTRIES WILL BE DRAWN TO YOU ASKING HOW YOU DRAW SUCH A LARGE CROWD, YOUR ANSWER: I LOVE THEM LIKE CHRIST LOVED THEM!!!

What's the problem?  Those aren't so bad, right?  Well, it sounded amazing to me.  Most of it sounds good except I felt like things were inserted into it without me even noticing.  Number one, I didn't want to just babysit kids.  I wanted to teach them, have kids praise and worship.  It's important to raise kids in Christ and let's face it, some kids only hear about it at church. So, this was a big deal to me. Second of all, I thought it was great that kids were gonna outnumber the adults.  I was a tad worried because I was already worked to death as it was but, hey, kids are our future.  Until I saw that sneaky little part added in about FAME and large crowds.  Hmmmm, that's a classic prosperity gospel teaching.  In fact, Benny Hinn once said God can't move if there are not big crowds.  I beg to differ. 

Discernment isn't knowing the difference between right and wrong.  It's knowing the difference between right and almost right.  That my friend, is how I got duped.

Have you ever watched the scene in Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief?  The whole entrapment of NAR can be illustrated in this one scene.  I apologize in advance of the immodesty in parts to the clip.


Whoa, right?  This is how I felt.  I was drawn in by the prophesies, impartations, constant promises of wealth (yes, I heard that a lot too), fame, and nonstop positivity.  Each week I couldn't wait till the next meeting.  I almost felt like I was in a trance and was obsessed with hearing from God.  I couldn't think about anything else except I wanted to be just like the others and give prophesy after prophesy like I was handing out candy.  Everyone had their hands out, so to speak, but I felt I had nothing to give and it made me feel a tad useless.  But I wanted to aim to get there like all the other ladies.  Imagine standing in a circle of men and women and they unload all the amazing prophesies on you.  None of them are warnings (rarely at least) and all about how wealth or AMAZING things are coming.  Man, I didn't want to do anything else.  In fact, I would go home, look at my house and pray for something bigger and better.  I wanted to be blessed too.  

One of the key things I noticed when my eyes were opened, once I left, was coming home and realizing that I was okay with what I had.  I THANKED God for my home, my vehicles that get me from A to B, and for my healthy children. I even told God that if He never gave me another home I would be content.  Yes, we're a bit squished in a 5 bedroom home with 13 kids but we fit!  I'm so thankful!  I had such a peace in my heart that God is gonna take care of us and being blessed is not always about have bigger and better.  I thank Jesus every day for only being in that movement for 6 months.  I could have eaten the lotus flower for 6 years but He answered my prayer when I asked Him to open my eyes.

If you can, read this amazing story about a women who was set free from the Word of Faith, which is also called NAR, movement.  A couple quotes that stood out was:


"his church decided to start a "School of Prophets" to hone in and perfect the prophetic giftings. It was well intentioned, but misguided and utter lunacy as I look back now. We were all obviously hearing something and being VERY accurate at times, but it was not God."

and...

"Those from my church were all very kind, sincere, hardworking individuals, but all terribly deceived, as was I. If anyone ever contradicted leadership you were" being used by the enemy.” Things said were twisted to their convenience. We were always taught to "NEVER, ever TOUCH God's anointed," so to speak negatively for any reason was unheard of. You simply kept smiling and loving."

This is exactly what I was told when I had sincere questions and was asking for help from the House Fire Ministries leaders.  I was told not to question and definitely wasn't allowed to say my thoughts on it without scoffs.  Then comments on Facebook would soon follow.  It's okay to walk away from something that isn't biblical and if you do...be encouraged that many more people are waking up.  Most importantly is I pray for repentance because their soul is priceless.

You can read more NAR stories HERE.

Here is an excellent video that shows some of the false teachings that have been around for awhile.
False Teachers Exposed


1 comment:

  1. What are some good outcomes/ testimonies of those who've been warning others already in or approaching NAR deceptions and have "rescued" successfully some away from it??
    Best practices/ approach-- along with how to best love them & pray for that rescue??
    I know that Mike Winger, Melissa Dougherty, and for New Age gurus turned Christian - both Steven Bancarz & Doreen Virtue have discussed in interviews the direct parallels of new age occult practice and revivalist/ NAR ministries. (e.g., Bethel Church in Redding, .CA + Bethel pastor Bill Johnson's book The Physics of Heaven).

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