men (and women) who see angels
Ever since William Branham introduced his
angel in the Latter Rain healing revivals of the 40’s and 50’s people have tried
to mimic him. After all they adore his abilities and success. Branham’s personal
angel gave him the abilities, as he saw individual visions of each person and
gave what some say were accurate diagnosis for them to be healed.
Paul Cain, Bob Jones and Kenneth Hagin, Rick Joyner, Benny Hinn, Todd Bentley,
Bill Johnson and so many others all speak of regular visits of angels like
Branham, some from childhood. In fact visions and visitations of angels in Benny
Hinn’s life, far exceed anyone in the Bible, but they still do not compare to
Branham. Her said he was visited regularly by an unnamed angel and then by 7
angels all at once (referring to Revelation 1, 6, 10).
Benny Hinn is very explicit in his angelic visits taking place. ‘We are about to
see the activity of angels on earth as we’ve never seen before.’’ (‘‘The Coming
Angelic Visitation.’’ Dec. 13, 1993, Trinity Broadcasting Network)
He has repeated this for years. Certain people yearn for supernatural
experiences so this boosts an anticipation it can happen to them.
Spirits, angels are more than willing to give them an experience than converse.
The question we need to ask is, is it from God. Because both can spiritual but
only one contains truth and originates from God
It should be a reminder of what Paul warned of the gospel being presented, he
referred to this warning twice. Both mention messengers of men, once mentioning
Gal. 1:8-10 “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to
you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said
before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what
you have received, let him be accursed.”
Paul also warned in 2 Cor. 11:4 “For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom
we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not
received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted--you may well put up
Benny Hinn says “Angels would appear in my bedroom at night and just stand and
look at me…I would even see little boys in my bedroom with little white robes.”
(Personal testimony, July 1987 audio # A071987, Orlando Christian Center.)
That should make people uncomfortable but there are always those who like these
supernatural stories and rationalize that the Bible speaks of angels so that is
enough for them to believe it.
Benny Hinn “The angels of heaven are about to appear in visible form…the angels
of the Lord are about to invade planet earth and come to your house.” (Benny
Hinn Honolulu Blaisdell, Jan.21 1999).
The only invasion to take place by angels is from fallen ones, and you do not
want to be here for that.
William Branham would pray to the Lord “You
would send the Angels from heaven that they might take their positions at every
aisle and every row. And may they minister Thy Word, Lord, to the hearts of the
people." (58-0518, Tested Faith Produces Goods, City Hall, Bangor, ME)
The Latter Rain often speaks with one voice as Rick Joyner joins in saying
“Angelic appearances will be common to the saints and a visible glory of the
Lord will appear upon some for extended periods of time as power flows through
them.” (Rick Joyner, The Harvest, p.128-129).
Cindy Jacobs declares “the Michael force of angels is going in, come down…” and
she screams about angels and fire from heaven (2000 National School of the
Barbie Breathitt writes of "The Bride is Entering a New Cycle of Anointing -
Releasing His Angels All Over the Globe")
All of this can be seen first in William
Branham’s mystical teachings who said there are angels of healing.
These are dangerous spiritual statements that cannot be upheld in the Bible. To
be involved in this type of angelic activity is right out of the teachings and
practices in New Age seminars.
Creflo Dollar imitates Branham when he says
“By confession Jesus and the angels were obligated to bring the confession to
Creflo states “All right, let's call this harvest in. Say it out loud with me.
In the name of Jesus, as a child of God, as the redeemed of the Lord, I command
the harvest that's crying out for me, come forth now! Angels go! Bring that
harvest of wealth! Bring that harvest of anointing! Bring that harvest of
restored things! Bring it to me now! In the name of Jesus, I receive my
harvest…NOW! (Congregation shouting) (Changing Your World Sept.16, 1998).
“When you pray in tongues, don't only believe that you receive by faith, but go
ahead and release your angels and have them to bring to pass” (Sept.16, 1998
Every Word of God has Power pt. 4) and What do these angels do? Angels go! Bring
that harvest of wealth!
“I’m telling you angels are bumping into one another because their going to get
your money and bring it in, I’m telling its on its way…” “ I release the angels
to cause miracle result.” (First service Our Equality with God Through
Nowhere do we control the angels of God. We
find this activity in the occult where angels (actually demons are summoned to
obey our wishes). Anyone teaches they control angels beware.
In the 2003 Word of the Lord Apostolic
Council of Prophetic Elders “In our meeting in 2002 two angels came and left two
pots of gold. God is saying that he wants transference of wealth. One of the
reasons he wants to transfer it is for the feeding of the poor. ” (Chuck Pierce
Prayer News Alert).
And this happened without a rainbow! I would
like to see where these angelic Leprechauns left these pots of Gold and how they
traded it in for money and who it went to.
The stories of the unbiblical supernatural seems endless and it is coming from
the participants in the same movement, the third wave, the Latter Rain.
Elijah list Steve Shultz speaks of two powerful words from Doug Addison and
Catherine Brown about angels coming to bring revival to California and the U.S.,
Africa, and across the nations. Addison says “God is moving in surprisingly
powerful new ways right now and we need to have spiritual eyesight to recognize
that He may come differently than we expect.”
September 22, Addison says he was awakened at
2:30 AM, and the Holy Spirit said, "Get up, because an important counsel meeting
has taken place." I saw, in the spirit, members of the Counsel of Heaven; I
heard the late prophet, Bob Jones, speaking to them. During his life, Bob was on
earth to release a great revival that would be over one-billion people, people
who would be a radical group for God. This never took place before his death in
But God has not forgotten Bob's life and ministry, and it is now time for this
revival to start.
In the counsel meeting, the Lord was making plans for this new movement. I saw
transitional teams of angels being dispersed. Assignments were being given to
people who will be part of this new move. There will not be only one person who
will lead it. I saw the hidden ones starting to awaken. These are the ones who,
like Joseph in Genesis 41, had been hidden in prison, then came on the scene and
changed the course of history through the prophetic and dream interpretation.
This is what the Bible calls necromancy. And we have a consistent theme being
Bob Jones early on had a visitation from an
angel named Breakthrough Revival. This angel had 11 other resurrection angels
with him and he told Bob he had been sent to the States to prepare America for
the greatest revival she had ever seen.
That tells me that it’s going get darker. These men (and women) who see angels
and have these experiences are like anti prophets, what they prophesy is the
opposite of what takes place.
Beni Johnson co-pastors Bethel church with her husband Bill in Redding,
California. And she is open to the supernatural bizarre than nearly everyone
else. "Beni Johnson A big amen to this!!!! I've felt this for the last 2 years.
That angels are being set up and stationed. the past 2 days I've encountered
angels that have told me they are angels of awakening. Yesterday I was told that
myriads of these angels have been dispatched to the earth for the season we
are in ... Then today I had another encounter with an awakening Channel, I
posted it to my Facebook and I'll just paste it.
"This morning I had another encounter with an angel of awakening. This one said
its name was "Channel", and it told me that awakening angels have been stationed
all over the earth right now. It had a bell in its hands that it kept ringing
out into the atmosphere. It said, "We ring our bells and souls will be saved.
There is a grace to bring loved ones into the kingdom right now. Many who were
hardened are positioned to be awakened right now. Tell God's people to step out
and go for it!" The angel mentioned the importance of seizing this season while
this dispatch of angelic hosts is present. It said that our voices will confirm
the ringing in the ears that the angels have been releasing that is awakening
hardened hearts, and our voice will be the catalyst that awakens them fully..."
I feel we are on the verge of worldwide revival...
Read this story to see what these people are experiencing-- http://www.benij.org/blog.php?id=1
Channel may be an accurate description of what they are doing, as the new age
movement is directed by angels that are channeled. This fits like a glove.
Lakeland’s revivalist Todd Bentley spoke of angels constantly. He said he was
visited in Dec. 2000 by an angel who said “I am a healing angel . . . You are
going to take miracles, signs and wonders around the world.” “I was with
Bentley who was the head of the spear of what many thought would be a newer
latter rain revival profusely used the angel message.
Todd Bentley “When you honor and talk about the supernatural or you honor and
talk about angels, guess what starts showing up? Angels.” (Fresh Fire Ministries
- Evangelist Todd Bentley -Teachings http://www.freshfire.ca/teaching.asp) And
he said he saw them everywhere.
He prayed “Holy Spirit, come. Father let there be a release of angelic activity.
I ask for the angels-the angels of intercession and healing, the different
angels we see in your word Father. I ask for angels to be released to every one
The Gnostics extra biblical revelation were derived by a hierarchies of angels.
The Gnostics also had access to the angelic world and they invoked angels. There
was the Angel of Sun, (give us the Fire of Life), Angel of Water, Angel of Air,
Angel of Power, Angel of Wisdom, Angel of healing etc. They had angels for
Angel worship was couched in Bible type verses and terms by the Essenes who were
Gnostic in their practice (if in fact it was them) “We worship the Angels Who
first listened unto the thought and teaching Of the Heavenly Father.”” The Angel
of Light, Who is truth-speaking,” “Angel of Wisdom, Who guides us by means of
thy Heavenly Order,” “Blissful wisdom of the Holy Angels of Eternity. Edmond
Szekely Essene Gospel of Peace)
The worship of angels occurs when they are given more attention, when they are
concentrated on as a source of revelation and power, which is exactly what was
being done in his ministry and Branham’s.
Copying William Branham (which Hinn often does) he explains:
“I feel the presence of angels in this room, I never felt the presence of angels
as strong today in a crusade as I do now.” (April 15, 2001 HBO broadcast) Thjese
are not just one time passing statements bu continue throughout their ministry.
Where does the Bible teach that we are to feel the presence of angels? It
doesn’t, but this comes from William Branham’s Latter Rain meetings. And
numerous men have copied it, some in principle, other’s word for word. Todd
Bentley even said he had William Branham’s angel on stage with him.
Some believe the angels are coming to help the church take the world for Christ
which is pure dominionist view.
The March for Jesus was held in London back in May of 1987. Prior to the March,
a woman named Barbara Pymm reported being given a vision of two angels, swords
raised and crossed over the city, “waiting for us to give the word to release
them and their armies to fight against the principalities and powers over
Paul Cain had visitations from angels since the age of 9. Branham did too, since
he was in the womb (according to him), and later after birth at 1 ˝ to 3 years
Branham described what happened when his personal angel was present, “after
hundreds and hundreds of times of visitations, it paralyzes me when He comes
near. It sometimes it even makes me ... I almost completely pass out, just so
weak when I leave the platform many times. If I stay too long, I’ll go
completely out. I’ve had them ride me around for hours, not even know where I
was at. And I can’t explain it.” (William Branham, How the Angel Came to Me, and
His Commission (voice of God recordings) Jan.17, 1955, pp. 73-75).
Anyone that has experienced or studied the Occult will immediately recognize
what is really taking place to him. And it will eventually take place to those
involved in it today.
Joseph Smith when confronted with a visit from an angel of light that likewise
stated, “I was seized upon by some power which entirely overcame me…” he was
ready to sink into despair and abandon himself to destruction-…to the power of
some actual being from the unseen world, who had such marvelous power as I had
never before felt in any being.. I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head '
(Joseph Smiths History.1:16)
Many teach that we can see angels as Elisha saw the chariots of fire all around
him in 2 Kings 6:15-17. "And Elijah prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open
his eyes, that he might see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and
he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round
about Elisha. (II Kings 6:17). It is true Elisha saw numerous angels but it was
a one time event that was never repeated again in his life, nor any other
prophet throughout the whole Old Testament. Elisha did not pray every time to
see angels? And neither Elijah nor Elisha prayed this again. He is the only one
who participated in this one of a kind revelation. This was an unusual one time
answer to Elijah’s prayer. Some people want to lift the scripture out and apply
it to themselves, making a single event an everyday occurrence.
What about entertaining angels? Hebrews 13:1-2: “Let brotherly love continue Do
not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly
The passage does not necessarily mean angels are constantly among us. If you
look to the Scripture you will find it is rare that they are seen and when they
appear it usually had a purpose to Israel or the church. It says some have
entertained angels by their hospitality unknowingly.
This can also be translated to a wider meaning of messengers, as in humans,
those who bring the gospel from place to place we should welcome them (the
context is about caring for brethren we may not know). But if it does include
angelic beings, it implies that they do not make themselves known to us on
These rare visitations describe to us what we are unaware of, but Branham had
the angel on the platform every time he spoke or he could not deliver the
Branham stated “Angels are ministering Spirits, usually come in the form of
lights.” That the Holy Spirit was “His healing Angel at the platform... Do you
believe God has Angels of healing commissioned.” (51-0505, My Commission,
Calvary Temple, Los Angeles, CA)
Scripture verse for the New Testament believer, __? Where is this taught to the
church? The introduction of healing by angels came through Branham’s Latter Rain
It is the same for those who mimic him. Today they attribute far more than
healing to angels. Yes there is a supernatural power at work in many of these
men, some convince people by their charisma but others have an actual power with
their charisma. And that is where it gets extremely dangerous. So the next time
you hear people speak of angels, best to consult the word before you accept what
is taking place as if it is from God.