Anytime you want to stir up a heated debate in christian circles, just bring up the latest “revival”. People will become polarized in their opinions very quickly. Some want to toss each and every revival out the window and chalk it up to being “the work of the devil”. Others want to embrace each revival with open arms, regardless of the character of who is “headlining.” [Read More]
Todd Bentley, the pierced and tattooed evangelist from Canada, took the Prophetic Movement by storm around 2000. Those who attended Todd Bentley's meetings claimed to have experienced miraculous healing, angelic encounters and spiritual drunkenness.
I was doing some more research on the Lakeland Revival and stumbled upon this message on the Elijah List web site dated April 23, 2008 (at the “peak” of the Lakeland Revival). Apparently nothing could stop that revival either ….
“June 22 to July 22 will be a significant time in the spirit. (Todd didn’t elaborate on this period.) This Revival will NOT be stopped.” [Read More]
Around 2000-01, Steve Shultz was an avid supporter of Todd Bentley, shamelessly promoting Fresh Fire whenever he had the chance. Todd Bentley was removed from the web site(s) soon after the Lakeland fiasco occurred and hasn’t been added back to the site since. My guess is that, due to the sheer embarrassment, Steve doesn’t want to touch Todd Bentley with a 50-foot pole. I could be wrong, but if past behavior is any indicator, Steve will do anything to preserve the reputation of the Elijah List. [Read More]
Paul Cain, in his famous “Stadium” speech/prophecy, spoke of a time when a “nameless-faceless” generation would go about doing the works of the Kingdom – with signs, wonders and miracles in abundance. Repeatedly, young members of the “prophetic movement” are told that they ARE that generation. [Read More]
God moving among His people is a beautiful thing … and I’m all for forgiving ANYbody of ANY sin. But have you asked yourself why, all of a sudden, there’s this HUGE fanfare over a Todd Bentley event? Other ministers have had “revivals” … God.TV never “gate crashed” their schedule for them. What gives? [Read More]
I think I’m going to write this in a post, just one more time, and then refer people to it whenever I get accusations that I am holding a grudge against Steve Shultz and the Elijah List. For the record: [Read More]
Recently, I read a fantastic excerpt from a book entitled “Wandering Stars” by Keith Gibson. I haven’t read the whole book yet, but I thought that I would forward the exerpt to my readers because it contains some EXTREMELY VALUABLE information. If this excerpt is any indicator, Keith Gibson (like me) has no qualms with kicking the “hornet’s nest” that is the modern day “prophetic movement”. [Read More]
Kevin, thanks for your posts on your experience with the Elijah List. I am a West African and recently I made a decision to leave my church that I stayed with for 10 years (a WOF/Prosperity church). The Lord began to remove the scales from my eyes a couple of years ago, and finally I moved out just about 3 months ago. [Read More]
I don’t recall exactly how it started or when the decisive moment was. I do not know how I got to the point of being so deeply entrenched in apostasy and deception. I can not definitively point to one moment and declare that that is when the deception began and my destructive course was charted. I simply don’t know. What I do know is that I was convinced. I was convinced of my being on the right path. I was one of God’s chosen, His elite, His enlightened ones. “Get into the River” was our mantra and our manifesto. [Read More]
We too often see “prophets” who (even if they are born again) lack personal holiness, and thus, are not discerning. They need to “perform” for the crowd, however, so they put on their “show” as if they are real men or women of God. This compounds their sin and blinds them further to the truth and spiritual things. This spiraling vortex will continue downward until they they are “drowned” in their own iniquity, and some major issue exposes them for others to see (e.g. Todd Bentley). [Read More]