Chalk Up Another False Prophecy By Benny Hinn
Well, 3/3/3 has come and gone and nothing dire or remarkable happened as predicted by Benny Hinn. Here is part of his prophecy on 12/30/02:
Wednesday, the Wednesday before the 20th would be the 19th, correct, no the 18th of December at 2 am I awakened to a prophecy ringing in my heart. I was hearing myself prophesy. ... I will tell you this, Satan is ready to unleash horror and terror on this earth as never before. But I heard the Lord say, literally I heard Him speak those words, He said, "Dark days are ahead for the world, and bright days for my people." (Applause) I was prophesying it. "Those who know me and those who walk with me will know light and beauty, says the Lord." God began to speak these words. ... March 3rd. I just heard March 3rd in my ears. What's March 3rd? What day is that? We don't know. I don't know what March 3rd what day it would be? I'm not sure what I would be, I don't know what crusade or service or maybe I'm not anywhere. But I'm hearing the Lord say that to me. (Benny Hinn, TBN "Praise The Lord", 12/30/02)
No "rivers of blood" occurred as prophesied by Benny Hinn later on TBN:
Last night I watched the Miracle Network here in Manila, which is the Asian arm of the Trinity Broadcasting network. Now to those of you who are from America, most of you are all too familiar with the false teachings and downright unbiblical spectacles that are regularly aired on the programming of TBN and, thankfully, I know many of you are appalled at what some in the church are teaching . Well, false prophet Benny Hinn is at it again and this time, God Himself awoke Benny with a prophesy that is frightening to say the least. That's right God told Hinn that "rivers of blood" will come in the near future unless fervent prayer is exercised on behalf of TBN partners and the Body of Christ in general. He told Rod Parsley on this program that great judgment is coming and this is in addition to the fire, shaking, shuddering, and raining that is also supposed to come upon the church as seen in Hinn's past dreams. He said in closing that Mar. 3 will be a day to be remembered because God personally told him that He would do "something" super supernatural that day that was not for the pastors like Parsley or Hinn but for regular church people. We should of course get ready for whatever is coming by sowing a healthy financial seed into these guys ministries, and that almost goes without saying these days from them. (Benny Hinn, TBN, as quoted in an email by a viewer on 2/27/03)
Hinn apparently knew of the New Agers plans to pray for "global consciousness" prior to his 12/30/02 show on TBN, or whatever spirit whispered this date to him was not the Holy Spirit -- take your pick. It seems that he could not have known about any plan for the New Apostolic Reformation people to call for prayer on that same day as there is no evidence that the NAR people were planning anything as early as 12/02. So Hinn must have either been notified of the New Age "prayer" day and decided to make a "prophecy" to coincide with that date, or he got his information from the spirit of the air, or both. This should cause all Christians to again have the opportunity to reject Benny Hinn, once and for all, as a heretic false prophet. Hinn has a long track record of false prophecy. In any case, no New Age global consciousness occurred on 3/3/3, at least none that was reported (I'd be satisfied if they achieved consciousness!).
All we are left with is false apostles like Ted Haggard leading Christians into ecumenical and interfaith unity with New Agers. DITC urged Christians NOT to pray together with New Agers who planned for a long time to "pray" on 03/03/03. Ted Haggard of the World Prayer Team, a ministry of the New Apostolic Reformation and the false apostles under C. Peter Wagner, urged Christians to pray on 03/03/03 at 3:33 pm for 3 minutes (how superstitious!) on the same "Global Consciousness Day" as New Agers because that should "be enough to cause Christians to pray". Nothing happened of any importance on that day out of the ordinary reports of terrorist activities and another in an almost daily series of bombings in Israel. On 3/3/3 nine people were killed. On 3/4/3 14 were killed. An so it goes. This is not a fulfillment of the "rivers of blood" predicted by Hinn. This is false prophecy.
Of course any true believer is always in prayer continually (1 Thes. 5:17) but we can thank the Lord for the prayers of a few righteous men who prayed that God would not dignify Benny Hinn with anything remotely resembling a fulfillment of another in a long line of false prophecies, and that the plans New Agers and false apostles would come to nothing.
The lesson? God is not a respecter of numbers of people praying or dates on which they pray. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (Jas. 5:16b) One righteous man's prayer is worth a million self-indulgent, superstitious prayers of people who allow false apostles to dictate the direction of the Church. Let's stop letting the world and false apostles lead, and follow Christ!