False Prophets

Benny Hinn and Necromancy(Talking to the Dead)

The following excerpts from a message by Benny Hinn are quite revealing as to the direction of the Charismatic insanity. Benny Hinn is clearly their leading star and much of the church world seems oblivious of his Biblical departure. Necromancy is communication with the dead and is absolutely forbidden by Holy Scripture. Moses stated, "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, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer." (Deuteronomy 18:10-11).

Isaiah added a clear warning that we are to seek our God by seeking His law and His testimony and if we seek any other source or spirit it is because there is no light in us. Listen to Isaiah, "And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, [it is] because [there is] no light in them." (Isaiah 8:19-20).

Look at these statements made by Mr. Hinn at the Blaisdale Arena, Honolulu, HI, on February 28, 1997.

Iíve know moments of such anointings, itís really hard for me to describe those moments. Iíve known moments when Iíve not only felt the presence of God, Iíve smelled the presence of God. I did this morning right here. And others around me smelled the fragrance of frankincense. In Detroit, Michigan, so great was the presence of God, the entire building filled up with a mist and we began to breathe in and smell it, frankincense, presence of the Lord. Steve Brock, you smelled it with me and Ron . . . Iíve seen the presence of God. Iíve not only felt it. Iíve not only smelled it. Iíve seen it with my own eyes."

"Heís more real to me than my own children. Do you know something? that is difficult for me to explain Iím just gonna tell you. Whenever I talk to Him, I see Him. I can tell you what He wears, I can tell you what color He has on. Iíve seen that so many times. Iím, Iím talking about regular. When I talk to the Lord at times I see Him wearing a, a, a, often most times Iíd see Him blue, beautiful, almost like a silkish-looking garment. And under it would be white garment. A white and a scarlet garment. Iíve seen Him at times when just pure white altogether. You say, ĎWhen do you see Him?í I donít know, I just see Him. And often when I see Him, I know whether He is pleased with me or displeased with me. Thereís been times when I see Him with a smile. Other times Iíve seen Him with a very serious look. Other times I couldnít really tell itís almost like a mist around His face I couldnít tell. I donít understand why He allows me to see that. But I do. And He speaks to me so clearly. He tells me to say things and do things and pray even for things. You know, I ask Him questions that most people probably donít ask Him. Example, I said, ĎLord, show my my future. Actually, I had a vision. I saw myself as an old man with white hair and I had a dark suit on with stripes, and my girls . . . thirties, old thirties, and they had beautiful curly hair. They looked like Dinoís wife. Whatís her name? Dinoís wife? Garyís sister? Sharon. I said, ĎLord, how long will I live?í He told me. He said, ĎSixty-nine. If you take care of yourself, seventy-three.í So I want to buy a treadmill. Iíve asked Him these kind of things. Iíve asked him things about people."

"This is recently. Iím not talking about a long time ago. He was about six feet two. Old man. Had a beard. White-like Norvelles jacket. Glistening white beard. His face was somewhat thin. But, very bold! Eyes - crystal blue. He had on a white garment; whiter than my shirt could ever get. On his head was a shawl, like a, like a covering. He looked like a priest. Every part of him glistened like crystal. And I spoke out and I said, ĎLord, who is this man I see?í I know you may, you may think I lost my mind, but the Lord said, ĎElijah, the prophet!í I never heard the Lord say that to me you know when that happened? That happened days before the anointing on my life doubled. Literally, the ministriesí anointing doubled after that. Iíve never shared this, Iíve been scared people are going to think heís gone crazy! And, it happened twice! Two nights; one and the next day. And right after that, the anointing on this ministry doubled. Now, I donít understand why the Lord allowed me to see that. Iíve not just seen angels; Iíve seen saints. Can I tell you? This might even shock you a little more. The Lord gave me a vision of Kathryn Kuhlman sitting with what seemed to be a group of people . . . and every one of them seemed to be urging me to pray. Now, I know this sounds crazy, but itís all right. I donít mind crazy because I liked what I saw . . . I was in prayer at uh, least hours . . . At least fifty to seventy of them sitting in a group, and they were saying to me, ĎPray! Ask God to give you a healing ministry that will touch the world! And suddenly, I heard Kathrynís voice and suddenly there she was its crystal clear. And she in her beautiful smile, she said, ĎAsk! Weíre waiting for you to ask! Weíre praying with you to ask!í And the vision disappeared. And suddenly I said, ĎLord!í And I asked. A week later the anointing hit my life. I believe the saints in Heaven urge us to pray. Urge us to do it! Do you know why I believe it? Itís in the Bible! You say, ĎShow it to me.í Jesus saw Moses and Elijah who came to talk to Him about His passion on the cross! Ladies and gentlemen, there is way more than what you know about God! And the reason Iím telling you all of this? The Lord said to me only a few days ago. He said, ĎYouíre about to come to a new level. Get ready!í And Iím already feeling the rumblings in the heavenlies. Somebody is about to talk to me again. Something is about to happen again. I donít know what it is. Iím so excited, I feel butterflies in my tummy. I feel something. Iíve had three prophets lately, absolutely, people that know the voice of God that have said to me, ĎYouíre about to walk into a new inheritance in the spirit.í I donít know what it is, when it is, but itís coming. And tonight, the Lord is putting it upon my heart to pray for you that you should walk into a new inheritance in the Holy Ghost." (Excerpted from message presented at the Blaisdale Arena, Honolulu, HI, 2/28/97).

Notice that he stated clearly that he had seen saints ("dead saints") and that they talked to him, gave him instructions, and told him they were praying for him. This is clearly necromancy or communication with the dead. He went further to state that his necromancy was Biblically supported by Jesus Christís experience on the Mount of Transfiguration when Moses and Elijah talked to the Lord.

Watch carefully men such as Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, and Paul Crouch, etc. Men in error always continue to descend into deeper and deeper error. Itís the natural evolution of evil and Satanís kingdom. The whole theory of evolution is a satanic contrast of Godís truth and revelation. Truth is progressive and uplifting, while evolution is regressive and destructive. In the next edition I will give you a list of quotes from Kenneth Hagin.

by Joseph R. Chambers