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Florida Healing Outpouring
Revival in Lakeland, Florida
Reports and Infos

Those who can’t visit Lakeland should be encouraged to know that God doesn’t
require evangelists to wear three-piece suits or to have impressive theological degrees.
He uses nobodies. If anything is obvious from the Lakeland revival, it is that God
wants to anoint and empower ordinary people—even those who dropped out of
school or got messed up in drugs—to take His radical love to a world that is
desperate to see the raw power of God.

- J. Lee Grady, Charisma Magazine

June 24, 2008
Watch the meeting of June 23, 2008, where Todd's ministry was being confirmed in a special part of the service by several renowned prophets and evangelists. You'll find it as "Video on demand" in "Florida Outpouring Healing" of GodTV,

June 10, 2008
Until my last entry, I was watching almost every day both meetings.... which means around 8 hours per day...!!! Well, I have things to do here too (!!), this is why I stopped for a while. But you go on watching! Whatever important information I will supply here.

May 14, 2008
Bob Jones and Bobby Connors were both there.

These meeting are "explosive": the further they spread,the stronger they get!

Pastor Trevor from Dudley, England came back here, after he was already here some weeks ago to take the fire back home. Ever since, a big outpouring broke out in his church, exactly as the prophecies said. Bob Jones confirmed this fire and a wide range revival in the UK!

Rob DeLuca had a vision: He saw Jesus getting up from his throne, putting His crown on the armrest, taking off a ring of His finger and putting it on His bride's finger. She was weeping as she saw her dress being torn. Jesus sytretched out His hand and the dress was immediately mended! - What is happening here is the preparation of the wedding!

The over 50-years- old are being called out!!!

Something has been opened that won't be closed down anymore.

This 3rd wave is a wave of commitment which will lead us into a spiritual maturity.

May 13, 2008
Bob Jones announced his visit for tuesday and wednesday. Something special is in the air.

Tonight seems to be a special worship night. Todd is blessing teenage boys and girls with a special anointing. Then a special anointing for our brethren from hispanic churches.

The anointing is falling in Egypt, Libanon and other Middle Eastern countries. Israelis and brethren of Arab nations are standing side by side on the platform - what a sight!!! Thank you Father!!!

An open vision for 3 people in Pakistan!!!

An elderly man who had to be carried up the stairs last nigth with terminal cancer, walked 2 miles today!!!

Again many people coming out of their wheel chairs!!!

May 11, 2008
I have embedded the video of today's event as it contains an important message. Excerpts of it I have copied in a sublink. See both to your left.

May 10, 2008
Again such a fantastic worship time! God's presences is different each time, yet so overwhelming!

GodTV has received funds to also transmit next week!

An Arab TV station is interested in the broadcasts!!!

Another worship sets in for the greatest man ever to live on this earth: JESUS!!!! The more the event proceeds, the more intense His holiness can be felt!!

A woman who was diagnosed with MS since 2001, get out her wheelchair, jumping around the stage weeping for joy! Many morepeoplegetoff their wheelchairs!

Read pastor Stephen's notes to your left -
God is giving so many healings tonightlikenever before! Thelines before the stage are so long now that not everbody can be heard. The blind see, the deaf hear and the lame walk--- just as Jesus said!!!

Tens of thousands of emails and letters from the people here with prayer requests are being collected in crates on a table.


Several hundreds of people flock to the front giving their lives to Christ! While pastors and ministers take them to the side to pray with them, Todd anoints the piles of emails and letters with oil and together the other pastors prays over them. After that, the emails and letters are being thrown into a big safety barrel and burnt in huge flames. Overwhelming! Lord, please answer every single one, thank you Jesus!

May 9, 2008
Wow--- Claudio Freidzon from Argentina came! He was one of the leaders of great revival there.

Last week,Todd had spoken out a word of knowledge for healing for someone that in younger years had a horse hitting them in the face. Noone responded. Just now, a German woman came forward - it was her! She came flying in to Lakeland from Germany just to give testimony. All remaining injuries gone!!!

A baby girl that was born with a brain damage because her mom had taken crack, suddenly sat up some days ago before TV, when Todd had the word of knowledge for a brain damage being healed. they went to see her doctor who found absolutely no faultin her brain anymore!!!

Two hours of worship... As deep as just right now, I have never experienced it before!! I don't find words for it... whoever is reading this and doesn't know things like this--- GIVE YOURSELF TO JESUS!!! You will come close to what heaven is like---nothing is like this, it is ever so overwhelming!!!

May 8, 2008
What a holiness this evening while worshipping... The fire of God is falling again! The hunger for revival is getting more and more intense! God's presence is here!

Todd is once again calling the attention on the importance on putting Jesus before anything else - IT IS ALL ABOUT JESUS!!!

Today seems to be the evening of the foresaken wheelchairs! I lost count of how many people are able to walk again - hallelujah!!!

Literally hundreds are coming forward with their cell phones and someone on it who needs of healing. Difficult to count all those that have received their healing!

I just decided to link the video of this meeting! Look to your left under today's date.

May 7, 2008
Coming Friday and Saturday, the meetings will take place open air at the Lakeland airport area!

Todd received an impression that someone will be resurrected from death. Shortly after that, he got a phone call telling him that people were praying at the open casket of a young girl that had died shortly before. Todd asks people to pray in the room and at the screens. About half an hour later, another phone call from that same person telling that the legs of that girl started warming up!!!

Go out into the streets, shopping malls or restaurants, telling people about Jesus and lead them to HIM!!!

Write your prayer needs to prayer@ignitedchurch.com, or if you just want to have the fire. Coming friday all those emails will be printed out and prayed over directly in the meeting, annointing them with oil.

A special call for Russia - revival will spread there!

Some time ago, Rob DeLuca had a word for an inmate. Today, this inmate sent him an email telling of people coming to faith in his prison!

May 6, 2008
"You have to want Jesus more than anything, more than any miracle, than any sign!" - Todd, today

Last night, Holland and Germany were explicitly called out - people from both our countries there were blessed to bring revival here!!! So now, it will also start here!!!

Imagine, beginning of Aprilthey started in a church with 700 seats, last weekend at that stadium they were 12.000!!!

May 5, 2008
Two nights ago, a man came with a loaded gun wanting to kill himself - God hindered him!

Paul Caine and James Goll were there.

People are being delivered and 2 deads were being resurrected sofar! People getting out their wheel chairs! Wow! Read pastor Stephen's notes.

May 3rd, 2008
Yesterday, the Tiger Stadium was fully packed in its first evening. The meetings will be held there until tomorrow, May 4 and then return to the Convention Center.

Because of the time difference of 6 hours here in Germany, during the past 3 weeks I never got to bed before 5am and my body is starting to feel this! So for the next few days, I won't be watching life. But the stream is here for you and you can also always read pastor Stephen's notes to your left.

The world is getting alert: Local TV station Tampabay10 reports on their "News at Eleven"! Reporter Melanie Brooks experienced a healing herself: her terrible migraine headaches disappeared after being prayed for, which she first did out of pure curiosity and then got overwhelmed!

April 30, 2008
Bewteen friday and sunday, meetings will take place at Tiger BAseball Stadium.

As to pastor Rob DeLuca's (who will be guest in tonights meeting) prophecy, there is an outpouring brea<king through in the UK, www.revivalfires.org.uk, as well as in several places of the US!

April 29, 2008
Steve Hill and John Kilpatrick were there speaking and praying for Todd.

The Convention Center was packed last night!!!

X-Rays photos of the little girl's broken ellbow - before and after it got helaed!

April 27, 2008
NBC-News announced its visit for tmorrow! Please pray!!

, founder of GodTV, is present right now! A lady has promised to donate the money for next week's transmission!!!

Just now came the news: as of coming Monday, they will be moving again: to the Lakeland Convention Center with over 8000 seats!!!

Last night at the 2nd meeting in this bigger venue, again about 500 people had to stay outside. A pity for them, but isn't this impact of this revival just fantastic?!!!

Please make sure you read the headwords by pastor Stephen, for again, there were a lot of most amazing testimonies!

April 25, 2008
Last night's first meeting at Auburndale's Life Church that is more than double the size, was completely full!!!

Steve Hill. John Kilpatrick, Lindell Cooley and John Arnott have announced their visit to this outpouring!

April 23, 2008
Twice daily meetings in Lakeland, Fla., move into fourth straight week of revival.

Prophetic word given to Todd Bentley in Australia by New Zealand pastor Rob DeLuca 3 weeks prior before outpouring in Florida broke out!

The world is getting alert!
Article about the outpouring as of April 19, 2008 in the online edition of the local newspaper
"The Ledger" in Lakeland.

Prophecy received by Wendy Alec, co-founder of GodTV

April 24, 2008
Just heard Todd saying that coming Thursday, April 24, they will be
going to move into a bigger venue as this present building bursts at all
seams! Fire marshal even closed doors, preventing more people from coming in fpr security reasons.

Pastor Stephen Strader's information on the meetings and things
related to them in the online Communication group
InJesus: "Ablaze International"

In the same online group onformationen from
Fresh Fire Ministries

March 25, 2009
In the course of his restoration process, Todd Bentley has relocated to Rick Joyner's MorningStar Ministries. Together with Bill Johnson and Jack Deere they have decided to publish a weekly video update, on the grounds that Todd's failure happened publically literally before the eyes of the whole world, which has unsettled and also hurt many people. So they agreed that in this special case, public updates will be more than fair toward those people. For what God has given in Lakeland, and what has spread in the meantime beyond Lakeland's range, can never be destroyed by the failure of a person! People were healed and saved and this is what ultimately counts!

At first I was reluctant to link to these updates. But after having watched the first ones, I pretty much like the idea, for things are very honest and sensitively transparent. Not to mention the fact that in each session Jesus' love is very evident not to judge a fallen person, but to help him rise up again. As Rick Joyner says: "God does not forgive our excuses, but our sins". And according to Galatians 6:1, people who have sinned, shall be restored lovingly so that after the healing they will be able to resume the call God had originally given them. Our God is a God of second chances which we should not despise, for everyone of us can fall into a situation where they are in need of just this kind of restoration.

January 23rd, 2009
Latest update from FreshFireMinistries.

Dezember 29, 2008
Big New Year's Event at Ignited Church: Roy Fields will be leading worship and preach and there will be a special guest! He'll also be leading the event on January 1st. From January 2nd to 4th, Catherine Mullins will be leading worship and Frank Seamster will preach. All events can be watched live on iworshiphere!

November 8, 2008
Bill Johnson has written a letter on behalf of the Revival Alliance concerning the latest info on Todd Bently. I will definitely not search and display all "lastests" on him. Yet this letter will give everyone who is truly saddened for Todd, information that can guide their prayers in the long run for everyone involved. And so this will be my latest upload on this sad matter, unless there will be some crucial changes.

October 2, 2008
I just had Pastor Stephen's letter coming in talking about transitions
of the Outpouring services. Please read.

September 26, 2008
This is a personal message from Rory and Wendy Alec, the founders of
GodTV, concerning Lakeland. Also they are reacting in the one and only
possible godly way. Please read and find that God's move was and is real
and has brought forward quite some "offsprings" that GodTV is
now broadcasting too!

September 18, 2008
Two fantastic video messages on the religious spirit concerning the ongoings
around Todd Bentley. Please take the time to listen. This is how it should always be!

1) Bill Johnson talks so well about the fall of a man of God and about
the only right way of handling it.

2) Patricia King has a wonderful video message in 7 parts about the same issue
from another perspective. Click on the parts of "When leaders fall"

August 29, 2008
Day 150!!! Starting with a worshiptime that gets deeper and deeper by the time (despite some technical disturbances...) and ends in a complete Holiness... Then Pastor Stephen preaches a sermon that can't be clearer than what he says!

August 22, 2008
Here we have Pastor Stephen's latest letter, informing of a new schedule and,
the most important info: THE OUTPOURING CONTINUES!!!

August 21, 2008
Information was given last night that the BBC will be present at Ignited Church today at 1:30pm local EST for their evangelization training. They are said to also be present afterwards when going into the streets. Click here at the given time.

August 16, 2008
When the devil strikes, it is never "just like that"... and so I am saddened to inform you of broader effects of the attack satan has landed. But I seriously ask each one of you not to simply judge, but to humbly pray - not to simply generalize, faultfind and close eyes before God given facts (concerning all around the outpourings themselves), but to see what GOD has done (through the outpourings), not what man has wronged. No-one of us is immune from falling into whatever trap of the enemy. Each one of us will know where our own weak spots are. So please no judgement, just prayers!!! Here is the latest letter of FreshFire's Board of Directors.

August 14, 2008
Dr. Clarice Fluitt is holding the meetings these days at Ignited Church - she speaks in an extraordinarily happy, humorous and at the same time totally annointed way!

Webcam chat at Ustream

August 13, 2008
Urgent Prayer request regarding Todd... We have two sad letters by each GodTV
and Fresh Fries Ministries. Please read and storm Heaven's doors! The enemy
has struck real bad here, but he won't win, because he is defeated!!!

Remember coming Wednesday August 13, Todd's last official meeting at Ignited!

August 10, 2008
I just had a short email message from Pastor Stephen:

Dear Family and Friends


Come to www.ignitedchurch.com CLICK on outpouring... download iWorshipHere.com
The Outpouring continues nightly 7pm E.S.T. nightly, and Sunday through Friday 10am. We are reserving Saturday morning for special training classes that will be announced soon.
The line up of speakers is amazing!!! Many of your favorites will be joining us!!! You will meet some brand new faces as well!!!
Please let us know that you are watching!!!

Pastor Stephen

August 7, 2008
Yesterday, August 6, Todd officially passed the leadership of the Lakeland Healing Outpouring to Pastor Stephen and Ignited Church. It was sad... but at the same time, the Holy Spirit moved so mightily that it was clear that it will go on - just differently. Even Todd stood there and was barely able to withhold his tears. Yet God is leading him now to cities, countries and continents in order impart HIS glory! So this is definitely not the end, but as it was being prophezised at the beginning, this is a worldwide revival! Next week, Todd will hold one more meeting at Ignited Church and thereafter, will come back every now and then on a visiting base.

In Lakeland itself things will go on as usual, so twice a day for the time being. It will also be braodcast. Ignited has founded an alliance with 5 local churches who will officially be working together now in this revival. God has used Todd to dig a well in Lakeland and waters will continue to flow from there.

Thank you, Father for what you have done in Lakeland these past months! In so many places of the world the fire has already been imparted and it will go on even bigger and more powerful! Tens of thousands will get to know you, Jesus and get saved! Tens of thousand will continue to get healed! Millions will worship you, for you are great, you are the only One, you are the truth! Thank you Lord for showing us your glory! Father, continue to bless Todd, give him wisdom, stamina, power of forgiveness. Protect him and his family. And please Lord, bless Pastor Stephen and Ignited Church. I thank you for continuing to dwell there! In the wonderful name of Jesus, Amen!

August 1st, 2008
On Sunday, August 3rd, the revival meetings will move to Ignited Church. Tomorrow, August 2nd will be the last meeting in the tent. Services will continue to be broadcast. Click on Ignited Church in order to see whether broadcast will be through IWorshiphere or GodTV. This is Pastor Stephen's official letter and this one's from Todd.

July 21, 2008
Special announcent by Todd Bentley concerning changes.

July 19, 2008
The Outpouring is Going to the Nations!

July 17, 2008
Todd Bentley will be back as of tomorrow, July 18!! Tonight, he will be ministering in Louisville, Kentucky which will be broadcast as well! For further infomation please go to injesus.com

July 11, 2008
A letter from GodTV concerning the break Todd Bentley is taking since yesterday.

July 9, 2008
"Can we avoid a Charismatic Civil War?" - a crucial question asked by J. Lee Grady, editor of Charisma Magazine, after being attacked from all sides for just calling the attention on some very specific items of the Lakeland revival. It was being interpreted in a way he never meant things. Yet apparently even these controversial reactions seem to have been predicted long before they actually happened.... Please read this article with an open heart and welcome what God is doing!

July 5, 2008
A short but 100% true word on ministering angels by Steve Shultz,
founder of the Elijah List.

June 28, 2008
Apparently, the problem is on my computer and Todd's website is working alright... Sorry. Still, his injesus-site is just as good!

June 24, 2008
Todd's website seems to be having some problems right now. But you can read up-to-date articles at injesus.com here: Fresh Fire Ministries

June 22, 2008
Meditative contemplations

June 12, 2008
Read Todd Bentley's last personal letter from yesterday with the latest short news plus a free pdf booklet by senior editor and associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Regent University School of Divinity Dr. Gary Greig on misconceptions of revival.

Todd also points out to another letter he wrote last week referring to angel "Emma", correcting some misconceptions on what he allegedly said.

June 7, 2008
Two articles by Kathie Walters of Good News Netministries
explains the Holy Ghost Laughter which unfortunately so often is so misunderstood.
And then a forward about the sometimes "weird" manifestations of the Holy Spirit: Chinese school girls get slammed by the Holy Spirit

May 21, 2008
This is some great news: Lou Engle, founder of The Call, declared publically
that The Call is now officially in full support of the Outpouring
and they are calling intercessors to pray for them!

May 13, 2008
On September 25 last year, I posted the article of a prophecy said by
Cindy Jacobs talking about things that are now manifesting in Florida!
Have a look at it again!

A Letter from Rory & Wendy Alec of GodTV

Excerpts of Todd's preaching from May 10 - important!!

Open Air at Lakeland Regional Airport

May 7, 2008

Steve Strang, publisher of Charisma Magazine, writes a very good
impartial article on what is going on in Lakeland!

Strang's opinion

As Florida Healings Continue, Charisma Editor Warns Against Wrong Attitudes
Teresa Neumann, Breaking Christian News BCN, May 4, 2008

"God wants a holy breakout. He intends for all believers to lay hands on the sick and to restore the broken. The same Holy Spirit who anointed Jesus to cleanse lepers has empowered us with a healing touch. Please don't sit on your hands during this crucial hour."

REPORTER'S NOTE: Although there will always be some who go to great lengths to dissect what makes a "true" revival, how many healings constitute a true healing outbreak, etc., John 9:24-34 tempers that tendency, serving as a check and balance in the age-old tension of liberty vs. legalism. In that Scripture, in which a man born blind is healed by Jesus, he puts everything into perspective when grilled by the Pharisees with the simple words, "You don't know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes...If this man were not from God he could do nothing." Indeed, when Jesus discovers that the formerly blind man had been interrogated by the faithless Pharisees, He accuses them of being spiritually blind. Lord help us to be, as J. Lee Grady exhorts us, "willing vessels" in this crucial hour, even at the cost of appearing foolish.
-Teresa Neumann

J. Lee Grady, editor of Charisma magazine, has posted a timely message on Faith News Network on the subject of healing. He begins his editorial with a reminder of what exactly Jesus disliked about the Pharisees: primarily their hyper-legalism. "They stayed away from women, children, dead bodies, lepers, beggars, sinners, blood, shellfish, pigs and—especially—people of other ethnic backgrounds," writes Grady. "They didn't want 'unclean' Gentiles to corrupt them."

When Jesus traveled to the Decapolis region and healed a deaf and dumb villager (possibly a Gentile), Grady says, "Jesus broke every religious rule in the Pharisees' hand-washing manual when He performed this miracle....Jesus was making a point. He didn't come to earth to spend His time washing His hands inside a synagogue. His message was not about what not to eat or who to avoid. He came to touch dirty people. He came to cleanse lepers, heal bleeding women, hold children, eat with tax collectors and forgive prostitutes."

"Too often," adds Grady, "we fall under the influence of the 'religious sanitation police.' Religious systems despise healing, and they certainly don't endorse touching the addicted, the diseased, the demonized or the dying...True holiness invades sickness, sin and shame—and overcomes it."

Concerning current revivals with manifested healings, Grady concludes, "God wants a holy breakout. He intends for all believers to lay hands on the sick and to restore the broken. The same Holy Spirit who anointed Jesus to cleanse lepers has empowered us with a healing touch. Please don't sit on your hands during this crucial hour."

as found in Faith News Network
by J. Lee Grady, editor of Charisma, "Fire in my bones"

May 1st, 2008
This meeting last night is historic. Repentance came over those present
and God spoke through Pastor Bob DeLuca from Neuseeland, who has
come to Lakeland in order to see with his own eyes, what God had told
him last February for Todd Bentley! But look for yourself - there are
no adequate words for me to repeat this!
Pastor Rob DeLuca of "His Way Church" in Auckland, New Zealand

Lakeland Convention Center on April 28, 2008

April 28, 2008
First meeting at completely packed Lakeland Convention Center.
Steve Hill and John Kilpatrick gave words.

April 26, 2008
After a while of worship the fire of God fell!!!
And toward the end of the meeting again!!! It was incredible!
Here you can enjoy this mirculous evening once again!

Lakeland Revival Intensifies
Charisma online, April 22, 2008

[04.22.08] Thousands of people longing for a physical or spiritual touch from God are flocking to central Florida for ongoing revival meetings that some have dubbed the "Lakeland Healing Outpouring."

The services, which are being broadcast live daily on GOD TV to millions of potential viewers, reveal the excitement radiating from this area of the Sunshine State, prompting some people to jump on planes and fly in from across the country and even from abroad.

Todd Bentley, the 32-year-old Canadian healing evangelist with a boyish grin responsible for the meetings, reported on Friday that people’s faith alone has healed them even while they were booking their flights online or boarding planes bound for Lakeland, a city of about 90,000 between Orlando and Tampa along Interstate 4.

The 700-seat sanctuary of host pastor Stephen Strader’s Ignited Church can no longer contain the crowds. More than 1,000 worshipers stood inches apart at Friday night’s service, jamming every aisle and altar area. Their bodies rocked back and forth, and their faces wore peace-filled, lovesick and euphoric expressions.

The cars parked outside were also inches apart, with every grassy parcel of land on bordering properties used for overflow. During worship, song lyrics on PowerPoint were replaced with a warning to drivers parked at a nearby store that their cars would be “towed immediately.”

“We are all shocked that each night a minimum of 60 percent [are] first time [visitors],” Strader said yesterday.

Fire marshals locked the church doors at last night’s meeting, forcing 400 people to remain in front of the church. The crowd watched the service on a large TV, and more than 200 waited until midnight for Bentley to come out and pray for them, Strader said.

John Arnott, who pastored the historic revival ignited at his Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship in 1994, wrote in a letter last week to Bentley: “Todd, you need to keep going in these meetings as long as the Lord is moving. I feel that this is a prophetic sign that another wave of revival is coming to North America.”

John Kilpatrick, who pastored Brownsville Assembly during the Pensacola Revival of the 1990s, told Charisma today that he wants to visit Lakeland as soon as possible in order to encourage Bentley. “It saddened me that many weren’t willing to at least come and check things out,” he said of his early meetings with revivalist Steve Hill. “I made a vow before God that if revival ever broke out again, no matter where it was, that I’d at least go.”

Kilpatrick added that revival is not something that can be controlled and that people hungry for God need to simply ask Him to touch them. “I feel in my spirit very strongly that there’s another wave of the Holy Spirit coming, a tidal wave of the glory of God,” he said, stifling his sobs on the phone. “I’m sorry, there’s nothing like the presence of God. It has ruined me for life.”

Wendy Alec, co-founder of GOD TV, just released a prophecy to Bentley in which she said God has called what’s happening in Lakeland “just a warm-up party” that would eventually go global.

After long periods of worship, Bentley invites to the stage all those with testimonies, much like the late healing evangelist Kathryn Kuhlman did in her meetings.

At Friday night’s meeting, the mother of a 6-year-old girl said her daughter broke her elbow about two weeks ago and was healed after a word of knowledge from Bentley. The little girl told the crowd: “Jesus came out of heaven and touched my elbow.” The girl’s before-and-after X-rays are posted on YouTube.

Amber, a thin 15-year-old girl born with scoliosis, said she was healed and could now carry her schoolbooks as well as bend over and touch the floor, which she did publicly during the meeting. One man said he was healed of Hepatitis C. An elderly woman said she went to the doctor for confirmation first before telling the crowd she was healed of glaucoma.

Others on Friday night said they were healed of rheumatoid arthritis, panic attacks, ruptured discs, deafness, post traumatic stress disorder, cancer, leukemia and emphysema.

After a half hour of testimonials Bentley asked the crowd “to give the Lord the glory.” For at least 40 minutes people continually cried the words “holy” and “glory” in a chorus.

Some worshipers fell to the floor weeping. From behind his keyboard, a blonde-locked worship leader named Roy Fields led the procession, his face beaming heavenward.

“What is happening is so much bigger than anyone in this building,” Bentley said from the stage where he was kneeling. “I hear the angels joining in. … The Holy Spirit is taking over.”

Bentley, who looks more like a gang leader than the founder of a Christian ministry, came to Lakeland on April 2 and has shown no sign of leaving since an angel, he said, visited him the day after he arrived.

Prophetic minister Bob Jones told Bentley he believed the angel’s name was “Winds of Change”--the same angel, Jones said, that visited healing evangelist William Branham in the 1940s.

Aside from heavily reverential moments of worship, services can turn comical, as Bentley listens to accounts of healings and becomes filled with anticipation. He asked one woman on Friday, “Why are you here?” and after she responded, “I have a tumor on my rib,” he cried: “Good! That’s good!”

One man brought his small son to Bentley, saying the youngster was in need of a kidney. “Where does it hurt, boy?” Bentley asked before praying for the child and seeing him fall out.

The boy lay motionless on the platform, and his father bent over him, pressing his forehead to his son’s. “I feel he’s in some kind of vision or something,” Bentley told the crowd. When the boy got up five minutes later he said bright angels had come to him and “put their hands on me.”

The meetings have been extended due to swelling crowds. Bentley announced Friday the revival would continue daily through at least May 4. He also said he believes the same revival will hit Kansas City, Mo., next.

—Paul Steven Ghiringhelli in Lakeland, Fla.

Patricia King of Extreme Prophetic talking with Todd Bentley
and Bob Jones, the "Papa" of today's prophets

Healing Testimonies Flood in From Lakeland, Florida, Revival; God Using the Internet to Bring Healing to People Around the World
Teresa Neumann/Linda Dodson, Breaking Christian News BCN, April 21, 2008

God REMOVED many serious scars and birthmarks on people's bodies, raised scars gone, scars that used to dip down into the skin filled in, purple and dark red blotches, gone! Many, many scars healed. He not only heals us, He removes even the scars that are left behind!

lakeland(Lakeland, Florida)—Reports are flooding in from the Revival breaking out in Lakeland, Florida. As per a previous BCN posting, because of the continuing outpouring of Holy Spirit healings and salvations, evangelist Todd Bentley has extended his healing meetings at Ignited Church in Lakeland.

Linda Dodson of Albany, Oregon, flew to Lakeland after hearing about the healings there and submitted the following report:

"I just had to come and experience [the revival] for myself! The internet is spreading this move of God all over the world. There are people in the meetings from many states and countries. I met a man at the front desk this morning from the UK that was booking a room for his friends from Switzerland coming in for just four days!

"Oh, the anointing of God: there is a glory in the room that heals, that brings peace, that delivers, that brings joy, that causes hearts to weep and worship from the depth. At one point, the worship rose and rose to higher levels and I heard angelic singing, joining our singing. This glory, this anointing, this move of God is so free-flowing, with no effort, and so full of peace. Todd is not striving one bit, and he has such a look of joy, Holy Ghost presence and anointing, wonder on his face. He is like a true child of God saying: "Did you see that?!" or "Did you hear that!" then repeating the miracle testimonies.

"His words of knowledge are flowing so strongly. He'll give a word of knowledge about God healing someone's lungs, and then there is that person right in front of him giving testimony to the burning or warmth flowing in their lungs and then they can breathe freely. Just imagine in one evening dozens of illnesses being healed, things people have carried in their bodies for years and years—gone. And one night, God REMOVED many serious scars and birthmarks on people's bodies, raised scars, gone; scars that used to dip down into the skin, filled in; purple and dark red blotches, gone! Many, many scars healed. He not only heals us, He removes even the scars that are left behind!

"People are going out into the community during the day and hundreds are being saved at Wal-mart, in the hotels, in the restaurants and on the streets. Todd said reports are coming in that people are feeling this anointing all over town. As I'm sitting at the hotel computer right now, I can hear a conversation about the revival from the two women working at the front desk. One woman had a headache and I've prayed for her twice already. She's feeling better.

Watch God.TV which is carrying the meetings live.

Source: FreshFire Ministries, Ignited Church

Reports of Revival Breaking Out
in Lakeland, Florida

Teresa Neumann - Breaking Christian News BCN Exclusive, April 11, 2008

Word has spread so fast of the many salvations…and healings and deliverances from drugs, etc., that nearly 200 pastors and leaders of other ministries have come to be a part of what is happening there.

(Lakeland, Florida)—Sporting tattoos, spiked hair and a sold-out to Christ, "I am who God made me to be" attitude, Canadian Todd Bentley, founder of FreshFire Ministries, is a young, highly provocative evangelist, who has long invited the presence of God to accompany him as he ministers around the world.

Todd Bentley
While the Holy Spirit regularly "shows up" in his meetings—performing healings, sometimes miracles, and almost always dramatic salvations—there seem to be appointed times where a spiritual breakout occurs on the scale one could call an actual revival. His current series of meetings in Lakeland, Florida, appear to be heading in that direction.

According to reports out of Ignited Church in Lakeland, since Bentley began his Healing Meetings there several weeks ago, the town has erupted with revivalistic manifestations; the

unsaved are being drawn to the meetings inexplicably, the lost are getting saved in growing numbers, repentance is breaking out among those bound by sin, healings are increasing, people are wanting to get baptized, etc.

I spoke with Bentley over the telephone about the meetings and asked him how it was that the initial conference at Ignited Church, scheduled to last only five days, has now turned into extended meetings. Todd replied that weeks ago, while he was doing some healing meetings in Australia, a man from New Zealand called him saying he had "seen" the tent peg of the Lord's being driven into the soil of Florida and that somehow he felt God was going to use Todd to facilitate that.

Bentley remembered the man's word, but didn't think anything of it until the second night of the Lakeland meetings when he said he saw an angel he described as carrying the "Winds of Change."

Asking him to describe this angel, Bentley replied that those familiar with the life of William Branham would recognize the angel from being a relevant factor in his healing ministry. He felt that this angel's appearance signaled a "shift in the atmosphere" for the meetings and felt that an openness for revival had been ushered in.

When asked for specifics, Bentley said an "awesome, heavy, somber and weighty" presence of God has descended on the Church. People are going out into the streets and marketplace boldly sharing the Gospel with strangers. Word has spread so fast of the many salvations (one woman who had requested prayer for healing changed her mind when convicted by the Holy Spirit and cried out that she wanted to repent and get saved first) and healings and deliverances from drugs, etc., that nearly 200 pastors and leaders of other ministries have come to be a part of what is happening there.

Anyone curious about revival news and open to observing Todd Bentley's unique style of ministry can log on to Bentley's website at FreshFire to view the meetings being taped live daily at 7:00 EST and 4:00 PST. GodTV will reportedly be covering the meetings next week.

There is also a continuous chat room, made up of internet users from around the world who have logged on to watch the revival meetings. To access the chat and live stream, CLICK HERE.

Source: FreshFire Ministries, Ignited Church

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