Rick Joyner Update RE: Todd Bentley’s Restoration – March 30, 2009

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What a difference a year makes.  In just a few days, it will be the one year anniversary for the launch of what became known as the Lakeland Outpouring.  In my opinion, God graciously used that series of gatherings to encourage, motivate, heal, and speak to many around the world.  Some will tell you that the ministry extentions (direct and indirect) are still having great impact in numerous places across the globe even now.  As the Lakeland event progressed with Todd Bentley last summer, however, there were serious errors made, some in doctrine, some in practice, some in behind the scenes character issues.  Character trumps "anointing," every time, and eventually the Outpouring imploded.  In my book, that doesn’t necessarily nullify the good that was done, but it certainly demonstrates how the Kingdom can be temporarily hampered and besmirched.

Todd Bentley, now remarried, is in the midst of a restoration process under the leadership of Rick Joyner.  Yesterday, Rick released the following public statement, "Todd Bentley Restoration, Part II."  It is rather lengthy, but I am reproducing it below in it’s entirety as an added place of record.  To find the original post, CLICK HERE.

Also – I’ve just discoverd that Joyner has released a series of video interactions with Todd dealing with all of this.  I haven’t had a chance to view them yet, but you can find them HERE.

 

4 thoughts on “Rick Joyner Update RE: Todd Bentley’s Restoration – March 30, 2009

  1. Daniel

    here?s some truth from behind the scenes in Abbotsford. Jessa first of all was an intern in the fall 08 cycle. She never applied for it Todd invited her into the internship. Even after a board member severly opposed it. Later Todd invited her and another intern to live in his house during the internship, and after the internship as a live in nanny.

    At the same time the Bellingham, Washington church was being established so fresh fire could get a legal foot hold in America. This is evident by the lack and the sheer refusal to work with the local churches. It was just for the papers not the church.

    In January 2009 2 members of the board confronted Todd about Jessa, and that it was wrong and they couldn?t stand by him about it. They where ?relieved? of their position for doing so. This shouldn?t be surprising as another member of FFM was faceed with the same threat, after he caught Todd with another woman in England (this is what the dark night of the soul was actually about), the FFM member was forced to either work for FFM outside of North America or be fired. Jessa is woman number 4 that Todd has cheated on Shonnah with.

    Todd isn?t 100% to blame just 80% the rest of the blame falls on those board members and pastors that refused to confront Todd on his infidelities. One in particular had the mind set that if Todd does it, it?s okay even if it isn?t for others. Others refused to confront because they didn?t want to loose their jobs (like many have over the years)

    Even in Lakeland which I personally think was a two edged work of God, it was a blessing to the locals who have prayed for God to move. And the other edge was a judgement on Todd, in total over the top Todd style. During the highet of revival there was excessive drinking, slasher flicks, and other things I wont get into now with Todd and his inner circle (yes men). There was infighting with the leaders on stage, and the interns where just slaves with ministry badges. Or the fact that all the money collected for the orphans and for sudan never made it to them, it was instead used to pay for the buildings/land for the revival.

    Even after Lakeland fell apart, and the news finally became public, Todd never returned home to Abbotsford. He remained in America (illegally) in California, then a breif stop in Reno for their quickey divorce rules. Then it was off to Rick Joyner and his marriage with Jessa

    These words are not made up, this is a summary of many conversations I have had with former FFM employees, board members and former interns. I just can?t stand by and see Todd get away with this for a fourth time. A man who has turned his back on his wife and children once again. yet will be received by the masses as THE man of God.

  2. Brett Martensen

    Hi PB. Found this online and thought you would be interested.

    [url=http://unreasonablefaith.com/2009/05/19/todd-bentley-yet-another-faith-fraud/]http://unreasonablefaith.com/2009/05/19/todd-bentley-yet-another-faith-fraud/[/url]

  3. Burt

    Thanks Brett for the link.

    Though I strongly believe in the healing power of God, and have witnessed it in my own life as well as in the lives of others (including what I believe to be some in Lakeland during the “outpouring”), I also believe strongly in the pursuit of accuracy and accountability.

    The link does well to point out the utter failure of the healing claim’s provided by Bentley. I have always believed that we need to stay centered on the truth and do away with hype and exaggeration as much as possible.

    Having said that, the tone of the article strikes me as a bit unfortunate. The author assumes that those who died after being declared “healed” by Bentley did so because they stopped receiving medical treatment or no longer took their medicine, making Bentley responsible for their deaths (or their premature deaths). I must point out that seems to me like a huge assumption fueled by anger. Nothing of the sort has been substantiated and no facts are used to back up the assumption. Inference is all that we have.

    That does not, of course, justify any outrageous claims on Bentley’s part (or anyone else involved). In all things, let us hold fast to the truth!

    I appreciate the information. And I encourage all readers to check it out as well.

  4. Replica Watches

    Among the believers, brotherly love (sisterly love too!) is meant to separate us from the world and signify our relationships with one another instead of mere sexual expression and tensions.

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