Matt 24:23-26 Fulfilled in Your Hearing!

Previous failed prophecies of Benny Hinn, made on New Year's eve of 1989:

The Spirit tells Benny that Castro will die in the 90's. (MP3 - © 1989 by Benny Hinn)

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 Orlando Christian Center, Dec. 31st, 1989.

"The Spirit tells me - Fidel Castro will die - in the 90's. Oooh my! Some will try to kill him and they will not succeed. But there will come a change in his physical health, and he will not stay in power, and Cuba will be visited of God."

 - Benny Hinn.
The Lord tells Benny that homosexuals in America will be destroyed by fire by 1995. (MP3 - © 1989 by Benny Hinn)
 Orlando Christian Center, Dec. 31st, 1989.

"The Lord also tells me to tell you in the mid 90's, about '94-'95, no later than that, God will destroy the homosexual community of America. [audience applauds] But He will not destroy it - with what many minds have thought Him to be, He will destroy it with fire. And many will turn and be saved, and many will rebel and be destroyed."

 - Benny Hinn.
Note that Benny Hinn claimed that God revealed the above prophecies to him. Now either God has erred, or Benny Hinn invented these prophecies and he never heard from God. The truth should be obvious - Benny Hinn does not hear from God, he is without doubt a false prophet.
Jer 14:14 Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.

Ezek 13:2 [NIV] "Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: 'Hear the word of the LORD!
Ezek 13:3 This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!
Ezek 13:4 Your prophets, O Israel, are like jackals among ruins.
Ezek 13:5 You have not gone up to the breaks in the wall to repair it for the house of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the day of the LORD.
Ezek 13:6 Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. They say, "The LORD declares," when the LORD has not sent them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled.
Ezek 13:7 Have you not seen false visions and uttered lying divinations when you say, "The LORD declares," though I have not spoken?
Ezek 13:8 "'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because of your false words and lying visions, I am against you, declares the Sovereign LORD.
Ezek 13:9 My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.

Now with that kind of record for Benny Hinn, Trinity Broadcasting Network began its Spring 2000 fundraising Praise-A-Thon with some rather astounding claims. On the April 2nd TBN program, Benny Hinn claimed that God is about to make a major move to anoint the people of God, as soon as Israel signs a treaty with the ailing Hafez Al-Assad* of Syria, which will likely be within the next year. This will signal the impending large scale shift of financial wealth from the wicked to those obedient to God. But, in order to benefit from this unprecedented supernatural anointing, you must be obedient to God and sow your financial seed (to TBN) now!

However, its not the money that really concerns God, its your total obedience. The greatest danger that Christians face now, according to Hinn, is disobedience against God by not contributing financially to the coming harvest of God with your seed money! You must be willing to give your all, in order to demonstrate your true obedience. In fact, Benny revealed that God is even now healing those who call in their contributions to TBN. But this is not selling healing for money, he says, it is God blessing those who are truly obedient and worthy to receive his coming unusual anointing! Indeed, God will even be saving people you know as you are calling in your pledge to TBN. Great signs and wonders are anticipated this coming year, and Benny even told Paul Crouch to expect that there will be dead people raised this year! (R. W. Schambach claimed to have raised a dead man on another later TBN program, in addition to healing the blind, deaf, mute, and lame.) The implication is that you will be bypassed by God and miss out on the supernatural anointing to come if you are not totally obedient to God and call in your pledge to TBN now!

* The death of Assad on June 10th shows that Benny Hinn did not know what he was talking about, and is further proof that he is a false prophet, if any more evidence was needed.

Benny Hinn's failed prophecy of a peace treaty with Syria's Hafez Al-Assad (Real Audio - © April 2nd, 2000 by TBN) Note: this clip has been edited for the sake of file size, and has several places where content has been edited out. About a five second pause occurs at those points.

On the  25th of July, 2000 (Real Audio - © July 25th, 2000 by TBN) when peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in Washington, Benny Hinn again appeared on a TBN program and said, regarding the recent death of Hafez Al-Assad and his failure to make peace with Israel, - " was God's plan for it not to happen, really."

Perhaps God had not foreseen Assad's death, or neglected to tell Benny about it, and maybe God had also misinformed Benny about His alleged "coming move" that was merely weeks or a few months away. That, or God does not talk to Benny Hinn, and Benny invented the entire "move of God" thing in order to extract money from TBN viewers. Which is more likely?

Is there nothing that TBN or Benny Hinn will not stoop to in order to extract money from viewers? Well, to top everything, Benny Hinn claimed that Jesus is now physically appearing in Moslem countries, and he predicted on the April 2nd 2000 TBN broadcast that Jesus will appear physically very soon in many churches to signal the nearness of the second coming, and that Jesus would also appear physically on the stage at his crusade in Nairobi Kenya (29th -30th of April, 2000)! He told Paul Crouch he might very well have video of Jesus on the stage when he returned from his trip to Kenya!
Benny Hinn prophesying Jesus' soon appearance.
Image © 2000 by TBN
Listen to these startling claims for yourself:

Jesus is appearing physically to Muslims:
02apr2000-clip1 (Real Audio - © 2000 by TBN).
Here is a transcript of this clip:

 April 2nd, 2000 - TBN Praise-a-thon

"Ladies and gentleman, Jesus is shaking the world! Now something else is happening that is to me awesome! Absolutely awesome! The Lord is physically appearing in the Muslim world. I'm telling you, Paul, I am hearing it now more and more and more. Since we preachers cannot go there, Jesus is - just going there Himself. Since we preachers are not permitted to go in, He is just showing up - Himself. You know the Scriptures says clearly that the Lord did appear, did He not? Ah for forty days, isn't that right? And the, and the, and the Scriptures says he, he, he even, he even appeared to Paul. Now we are always thinking, well Jesus can't really preach, preach the Gospel. Who told you that? He was the first one to preach the Gospel. In fact He is the one who came to Paul and said, Paul, I am Jesus. He, He didn't send no angel to do that job. He did it Himself. If Jesus revealed Himself to Paul, why not reveal Himself to a lot more than just Paul? And He is doing it! The reason the Lord had to appear to Paul is because He knew Paul wouldn't listen to nobody else. Now in the case of Cornelius, the angel said send for Peter, 'cause, because Cornelius was, was ready, his heart was right, he'd been in prayer. But here's Paul killing everybody, causing 'em to blaspheme, Jesus said this man won't even listen to an angel, so I'll go do the job myself. So He went and knocked him right off his horse and preached the Gospel to him. He's doing the same thing today in the Muslim world. He's appearing, hear this, He is appearing to Muslims, saying I am Jesus of Nazareth! And they're coming to know the Lord! Why are those things happening? It's the last days! Saints, this is why we need to give to the Gospel now more than ever. You know naively say well I gave last year. Forget it! Last year it's gone! That cycle is over with! Seed time - harvest of last year is gone. Every season is a fresh season. We are in a fresh season. What, what you gave last year will not reap you anything this year. What you gave even a few months ago is gone, you got the harvest for that."

 - Benny Hinn
Jesus will appear physically in Nairobi, Kenya:
02apr2000-clip2 (Real Audio - © 2000 by TBN).
Here is a transcript of this clip:
  April 2nd, 2000 - TBN Praise-a-thon

"The hour is urgent. Many of you have known me for many years. But I am telling you right now, things I haven't said years 'n years 'n years ago. I believe - here this, hear this! I believe, that Jesus, God's Son, is about to appear physically, in meetings and to believers around the world, to wake us up! He appeared after His resurrection and He is about to appear before His second coming! You know a prophetess sent me a word through my wife, right here, and she said 'Tell your husband that Jesus is go'n to physically appear in his meetings.' I am expecting to see, I am telling you that - I feel it's going to happen. I, I, I'm, I'm careful in how I am saying it now, because I know the people in Kenya are listening. I know deep in my soul, something supernatural is going to happen in Nai - in Nairobi Kenya. I feel that. I may very well come back, and you and Jan are coming, to - Paul and Jan are coming to Nairobi with me, but Paul, we may very well come back with footage of Jesus on the platform! You know that the Lord appeared in Romania recently, and there's a video of it? Where the Lord appeared in the back of a church and you see him on video walking down the isle? Yeah! Paul do you remember when I came on TBN years ago and showed you a clip of the Lord appearing in our church in Orlando, on the balcony on the wall? Yeah. You, you remember that? [Paul Crouch] Very well, I saw it! [Benny Hinn] That was '80, 80 something, '86, what - whatever. You know I always wondered why the Lord, why did He do that? Do you know why, now I look back? That was the beginning of the greatest move of God in our church. Because '83, '84, and '85 were horrible years for me, horrible years. Eighty-six the blessings of God began, but they began with a - with this manifestation of the Lord's face on, on the balcony, that stayed for eight weeks. Eight solid weeks! The Lord has done this in the past, but He is about to do it again, now hear this, I am prophesying this! Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is about to appear physically in some churches, and some meetings, and to many of His people, for one reason - to tell you He is about to show up! To Wake Up! Jesus is coming saints! You have held back from the Lord in the past, don't you dare do it now. The day will come you'll stand before Him and give an answer. How dare we not give to God. How dare we hold back."

- Benny Hinn.
Benny repeated his claim that Jesus will be appearing physically at his crusade(s) about 10 minutes into the program:
"This is your day" program dated April 20th, 2000(Real Video).
20april2000 (Real Audio - © 2000 Benny Hinn Ministries)
Here is a transcript of the relevant portions:
 April 20th, 2000 - This Is Your Day

"Ruth Heflin: the Lord spoke to her recently, and she called my wife and told her to tell me, that Jesus said to her, that He will appear physically on the platform in one of our crusades. [Harald Bredesen] My! [Benny] She said, 'Tell Benny, that the Lord told me, that He is going to appear physically, on the platform, and the crowds will see Him, on the platform.' [Harald Bredesen] Jesus! [Benny] Dear God my hair is standing up! [Harald Bredesen] Praise God! [Benny] It may very well happen in Nashville!" ... 

"... think about what's going to happen when the people, thousands, she said thousands will see the Lord on the, on the, on the platform! Lord may it happen in every crusade this year in Jesus mighty name."

 - Benny Hinn.
At the beginning of the April 21st, 2000 - This Is Your Dayprogram, Benny again repeated his belief that Jesus would appear physically at the Nairobi Crusade, and that He is now appearing to Muslims:
"This is your day" program dated April 21st, 2000 (Real Video).
21april2000-clip1 (Real Audio - © 2000 Benny Hinn Ministries)
Here is a transcript of a portion of that program:
 April 21st, 2000 - This Is Your Day

"You know, yesterday on the program I was telling you and the audience here that Ruth Heflin, the prophetess, had sent me a word from the Lord, where she said that the Lord had spoken to her clearly, that, a, for me to prepare myself, for the Lord is going to visibly appear, on the platform, in one of our crusades. I pray it'll happen in every crusade. But I have a feeling, I am just telling you honestly, I have even told some of our staff, when I go to Kenya, I am going to Kenya in just a few days from now, a million people will be in Kenya, Nairobi. I feel in my being it is going to happen there. So pray for us as we go to Kenya. I pray it will happen tonight, at the good Friday service in Nashville. I pray it will happen in every crusade."

 - Benny Hinn.
May 2nd, 2000 - This Is Your Day, again Benny repeated that Jesus will physically appear at his crusades:
"This is your day" program dated May 2nd, 2000. (Real Video)
See six minutes into the program - programs are recorded 3 weeks in advance, so this program was recorded before the Nairobi Crusade.) Here is a transcript of the relevant portion:
 May 2nd, 2000 - This Is Your Day

"And I know, that I know, that I know, we are about to see the greatest manifestations of God's presence ever! A prophetess named Ruth Heflin sent me a word recently and told me to get ready, to see, physical manifestations of Christ on the platforms in our crusades, that people will have visions of the Lord in the meetings. Those things have happened in the past, I know. In a Thialagua (spelling?) meeting one time in Africa, the Lord appeared to a - to the whole crowd! It is about to begin happening, I know it too! Expect it, to happen also, in your own home!"

- Benny Hinn.
[NOTE: physical manifestations and visions are two different things. A physical manifestation of Christ would involve a literal in-the-flesh appearance, likely to be visible to everyone, while a vision would be a private dream, seen only in the mind of the beholder.]

Benny should have invited the world press to witness such a great event! Millions would surely have journeyed to Nairobi just to be present, but, can it be true? Will Jesus really appear physically at any of Benny's Crusades?

The Testimony of Scripture

Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Mat 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mat 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
Mat 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Mat 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Rest assured that Jesus will not be visiting Benny Hinn's crusades in person, nor will he be physically appearing at any other meetings, secret chambers or churches, since Benny Hinn clearly contradicts scripture.

Here is an audio clip  29mar2000-clip1(Real Audio - © 2000 by Benny Hinn Ministries) from the "This Is Your Day" program of March 29th, 2000, when Benny apparently first announced that Jesus would appear at his meetings. This occurred about 10 minutes into the program.
"This is your day" program dated March 29th, 2000. (Real Video)
Here is a transcript of the clip:

 March 29th, 2000 - This Is Your Day

"Let me tell you something. The Holy Spirit has already told me He is about to show up. And you know, oh, I gotta tell you this quickly, just before we go. I had a word of prophecy from Ruth Heflin, you know who Ruth Heflin is? Ruth prophesied over me back in the seventies and everything she said has happened. She just sent me a word through my wife and said the Lord spoke to her audibly and said that He is going to appear physically in one of our crusades in the next few months. Yeah, she - I'm telling ya - she said, the Lord spoke to her audibly and said, 'Tell Benny I'm going to appear physically on the platform in his meetings'. Lord, do it in Phoenix Arizona in the name of Jesus! And in Kenya too, Lord, please, Lord, in fact, do it in every crusade. In Jesus' name."

- Benny Hinn
"FIRE ... FIRE ... FIRE"

Notably, Benny in the March 29th program showed a video clip of a Toronto Canada crusade where he was slaying young people in the spirit saying "FIRE, FIRE, FIRE, ... put FIRE on these kids ... He's being electrocuted by God's power ... Fire on you ... I never thought I would see this in Canada, ... FIRE, FIRE, FIRE." The stage was nearly full of young people who had fallen down and were incapacitated under the alleged imparting of the Holy Spirit. There is no scriptural precedent for "slaying in the spirit". In fact, it is contrary to the scriptural nature of the Holy Spirit to knock down or incapacitate people, even briefly. Acts chapter 2, which describes the great initial outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, doesn't have the slightest hint of anyone being "slain in the spirit." The baptism of fire (Matt 3:11, Luke 3:16) was a visible tongue of fire above the head (Acts 2:3) and not an incapacitating "electrocution." Slaying in the Spirit is simply unbiblical, and should be considered a counterfeit!

Signs and wonders may be happening at Benn Hinn crusades, but according to scripture, there can be false and misleading miracles, designed to deceive if possible even the very elect of God:

False Prophets Work Miracles That Deceive!

Jan Crouch shows the Sunday Standard newspaper
report on Benny Hinn's Nairobi Crusade on TBN's
"Behind the Scenes"  Image © 2000 by TBN
Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, (See update below)
Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

Rev 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

So by what means will the elect of God avoid being deceived by false signs, wonders, and miracles? When the government teaches people how to spot counterfeit money, it is not the fake that they study intently, it is the genuine article. When you know the genuine, the fake is then very easy to spot. The only way to spot the false prophets, false signs and wonders, and false miracles, is to be so familiar with the word of God, the Bible, that only the genuine will be accepted, and the counterfeit easily discerned.


Now, listen to this clip: 02apr2000-clip4(Real Audio - © 2000 by TBN).

 April 2nd, 2000 - TBN Praise-a-thon

"And Paul, while you were speaking, the Lord spoke to me, and I have to obey Him. He said, tell Paul - Thank you Lord for this. You know I have been praying about a, something I have asked the Lord for when it comes to the anointing. And the Lord said, you tell Paul, that in the -  in the next few months, and I'll - I'll do this in - no more than six months, I will sow $150,000 dollars, into TBN - no I have to - I have to obey the Lord, because the Lord wants to bring something to me in our ministry. You see the ground here is very anointed right now. So Lord, I am doing it now. I am sowing Master, and I am expecting this miracle too Lord. But Lord I am proving myself worthy again of your trust. Lord we know its not the money. We know its our hearts and its our obedience to you when you speak to us. To you be praise Jesus [Benny briefly speaks in tongues] Now some of you, at home, need to do the same."

- Benny Hinn
Benny Hinn, desiring a gift from the Holy Spirit (the anointing), represents God as commanding him to give a large sum of money to TBN in order to receive his requested spiritual gift. This suggests that God sells spiritual gifts for a price. Scripture deals explicitly with this situation, and it has been called Simony ever since it was first attempted by Simon the sorcerer:
Acts 8:14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
Acts 8:15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
Acts 8:16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
Acts 8:17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
Acts 8:18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
Acts 8:19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
Acts 8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
Acts 8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
Acts 8:22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
Acts 8:23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.

"This is your day" program dated May 5th, 2000. (Real Video)

On the 4th and 5th of May, Benny Hinn had as a guest Dr. D. G. S. Dhinakaran of  Jesus Calls ministry in India, who claims to have been to heaven and back multiple times. While in heaven, he claims to have spoken with Jesus, God the Father, and the apostles Peter and Paul. He described the apostle Paul as a short man, and his spirit soul in heaven still bears the marks of his trials and tribulations while on this earth. The soul in heaven, according to Dr. Dhinakaran, retains the outward appearance of the earthly physical body, which he says, is why Moses could be recognized by the apostles at the transfiguration (Matt. 17:3, Mark 9:4, Luke 9:30).

Again, knowing what scripture teaches about the state of the dead, it becomes clear that Dr. Dhinakaran's visits to heaven are either concocted, or delusional deceptions, because he could not possibly have spoken to the disembodied souls of Peter and Paul. In fact, he is basically repeating Satan's first lie in the garden of Eden to Eve.Moses was not at the transfiguration as a bodyless soul, he had been resurrected (Jude 9), and was as much present in the flesh at the transfiguration as Elijah and Jesus, but Peter and Paul are both still dead, asleep in the grave, awaiting their resurrection at the second coming. Claiming to have contacted the dead (Peter and Paul), is actually necromancy, and is forbidden as an abomination by God:

Deu 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
Deu 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Deu 18:12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
The state of the dead is a crucial point to understand as we near the end of time, because it allows one to discern  the truth and exposes the deceptions of false prophets and deceiving spirits.


Benny Hinn - A False Prophet!

"I have never seen so much money in my life"
"We counted the money for two days... I have never seen so much money in my life," says Charles Babbler, who hosted the Benny Hinn miracle crusade in April, attended by an estimated 1.2 million faithful. -  Daily Mail & Guardian, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 7th, 2000.

2 Pet 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 Pet 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
2 Pet 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

Benny Hinn was the guest on the May 9th Behind the Scenes program of TBN with Jan Crouch, and video from his Nairobi Crusade was shown, but there was not even the slightest mention of Jesus physically appearing, and neither did Benny Hinn explain why the widely prophesied appearance had not happened.

The point needs to made that Benny Hinn is a false prophet, not just because Jesus failed to appear in Nairobi, but because scripture in advance warned us not to believe a word of what he was saying. Should some supernatural being appear at a future Benny Hinn crusade, it will not be Jesus, no matter how impressive, and no matter what "miracles" are done in the name of Jesus. Again, we have been warned by Jesus Himself in scripture:

Mat 24:23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
Mat 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Mat 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.
Mat 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Mat 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

False Prophets call down false fire from Heaven.

A little over a minute and a half into the May 24th / June 8th 2000 "This is your day" (Real Video) program, Benny Hinn claimed that "fire is falling down from heaven."
May 24th, 2000 - This Is Your Day

"You know what days these are? The days of Elijah. We are in the days of Elijah! Fire is falling down from heaven!"

- Benny Hinn
Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, (See update below)
Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
On his  June 7th "This is your day" (Real Video) program, taped in Nairobi Kenya, Benny Hinn made the following pronouncement (see beginning19 minutes into the program):
June 7th, 2000 - This Is Your Day

"Today, I do not say, as the old covenant prophets used to say, "Thus saith the Lord". For thousands of years prophets would say "Thus saith the Lord", and only when they'd say it, the power of God would fall. But this man [Jesus] didn't say "Thus saith the Lord", He just said "I say". He looked at the storm and said "Peace be still". It obeyed Him. He looked at death and said GO! and it fled. He looked at demons and said GO! and they fled. He looked at disease and said GO! and it fled. He never once said "Thus saith the Lord." He just said "I say". Now, here is the amazing thing. He came to the twelve and He went (blow, blow, blow, blow), on all of them, and said "Go in my name." Ladies and gentlemen, you haven't heard me say "Thus saith the Lord", have you? You haven't heard me say "I say", have you? No you know what we say? We don't say "Thus saith the Lord, we don't say "I say", we say I say in the name of Jesus! I say in the name of Jesus! In the name of Jesus! In the name of [crowd] Jesus! [Benny Hinn] The prophets of old said "Thus saith the Lord". Jesus, for thirty years said, "Verily I say unto you". Ever since the resurrection there's been men and women all over this earth, there's been prophets, there's been preachers, there's been evangelists, there's been believers like yourselves who simply stretch the hand and say "I say in the name of Jesus". "I say in the name of Jesus". "I say, in the name [crowd] of Lord Jesus". [Benny Hinn] My brother, when Jesus said "I say" disease fled, demons fled, darkness fled, bondage fled, death fled. And when we say "I say in His name", its the same, because when we say "in His name" He is saying it, when we say "in His name", He is doing it!"

- Benny Hinn
Well, Benny Hinn has prophesied the imminent physical appearance of Jesus (before the actual second coming) in Jesus name, but this clearly contradicts scripture. Merely invoking the name of Jesus does not mean that Jesus will respond to the will of Benny Hinn, or that Jesus is working miracles through Benny Hinn. Featured in the May 24th / June 8th, 2000 program is a clip from the Nairobi Crusade where Benny claims to cast out 13 devils from a Hindu woman. Does this prove Benny Hinn is a man of God? No, it does not!
Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Benny Hinn in Nairobi allegedly casting out 13 devils.
Image © 2000 by Benny Hinn Ministries
The June 5th / 9th "This is your day" (Real Video) program, is a tape of a Nashville crusade where Benny fills the stage with incapacitated young people "slain in the spirit", an unbiblical and false manifestation of the "fire" of the Holy Spirit being called from heaven.
Benny Hinn in Nashville with a stage full of incapacitated
young people that have been "slain in the spirit".
Image © 2000 by Benny Hinn Ministries
The August 10th "This is your day" featured an extraordinary clip from the recent Chicago crusade where Benny Hinn casts the fire of the Spirit on portions of the audience, and many are "slain", falling in large groups.

False Prophet Goes Forth to the Kings of the Earth!

Benny Hinn gave a crusade in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on April 30-May 1st, 1999 at the invitation of Prime Minister Bill Skate.  -  Religion Today News Summary of Thursday, May 6, 1999

On the  April 21st  "This is your day" program (Real Video), Benny Hinn stated that the President of Kenya "would be on the platform", and that "his government was backing up the whole crusade." (See 24 1/2 minutes into the program.)

On the  June 12th "This is your day" program (Real Video), Benny Hinn announces that the government of China has given its approval for the "This is your day" program to be aired daily in China, without restrictions, beginning as soon as July 3rd, 2000. China's government has also approved a crusade to be held there by October, and a personal meeting with the Premier of China will be arranged!

Rev 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Rev 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Benny Hinn gives every appearance of being a False Prophet by scriptural standards, and not a man of God!

Is The Second Coming Imminent?
TBN's  LAST  Tel-A-Thon?

Benny Hinn was the guest preacher on Trinity Broadcasting's fall 2000 Praise-A-Thon on the evening of Tuesday, November 7th. He claimed that God clearly and audibly spoke to him in a vision on the previous Saturday, while under a "fearful anointing" at First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania:

The Last Tel-A-Thon (Real Audio - © 2000 by TBN)

 November 7th - TBN's Fall Praise-A-Thon

STOP what you are doing and hear this! The Lord said to me last Saturday, I heard His voice in that church, and He said, "Tell them, time is running out", and His voice was coming in waves in into my heart. "Time is running" and then there was a second voice. Now hear this one. ...

"Tell the people, I am passing by many" Hear this - "I am passing by many and if I pass by it would be as though I never knew them. I am passing by many and if I pass by it would be as though I never knew them." My friend we're all being tested right now on whether we are gonna stick with this or walk away from it. Tonight is decision night. It is not only decision night for America, for the next four years, this is decision night for eternity. What you do for God tonight, you do it with your soul, you do it with your life. This is not, my friend, just another Tel-A-Thon. This is - this may very well be the last one. Time is so short people, I'm tellin' ya, never have I sensed it - I am telling you I am speaking to you prophetically.

- Benny Hinn
A little later in the same program, Benny said the following:

God Is Passing By Many (Real Audio - © 2000 by TBN)

 November 7th - TBN's Fall Praise-A-Thon

The Lord said to me audibly, I heard it. People I don't often hear the Lord's voice audibly, but I heard the Lord's voice audibly. He said "Tell them - time is running out". Then I heard another voice, that I believe is the voice of the Holy Spirit. He said "Tell the people", and the atmosphere changed when that happened, He said "Tell the people, I am passing by many, and once I pass by it would be as though I never knew them." In other words, there's, its, its the last call. Do you remember what He said in the scripture, when, when he said, the young virgins, that some had the oil and some didn't have any? The five wise, the five foolish. It, we are in it. We are in it. People, He is passing by many. Thank God He is not passing you by.

- Benny Hinn
The message is clear. Give to TBN now or God will pass you by, and you will be forever lost! It will be as if God never knew you! Benny also claimed, on the same program, that the Lord told him that December 12th will be a historic day in the Kingdom of God!

Could it be true? Well, just as true as Castro dying in the 90's. Just as true as the homosexuals in America being destroyed by fire by 1995! Just as true as Assad signing a peace treaty with Israel. Just as true as Jesus Christ appearing physically on the stage at Benny's Nairobi Crusade in April of 2000! Which is to say, TBN will have more Tel-A-Thons, and Benny Hinn will again beg for even more donations. But, you can be saved without giving a single nickel to TBN. What we don't know, is what gimmick Benny will use at the next TBN Tel-A-Thon, what alleged word from God he will claim to have, in order to coerce money from the viewing audience.

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