The Ancestry of Lakeland

I believe it’s important to know the origins of any movement in order to fully understand it.  God’s Word is our first and final authority on the doctrine being preached, but knowing the history of a specific movement clues us in on its influences, and helps us understand the reasoning behind its doctrine. 

When Todd Bentley came on the scene, his star shot into orbit so quickly that people wondered where he came from … they had never heard of him before.  Weighing his message with scripture, the discerning flock scrambled to get information about him.

The following article is probably one of the most comprehensive I’ve seen on the background that influenced Todd Bentley.  It has been posted at Eternal Path, and can be read in its entirety by clicking on the source link.

Todd Bentley, Fresh Fire Ministries and Lakeland Revival

Compiled By S. E. Ray

Canadian Todd Bentley doesn’t look like a minister as some would expect. The 32-year-old openly sports body piercings and tattoos on his arms and neck, which has caused many to question his purpose and motivations.  Source.

One thought on “The Ancestry of Lakeland

  1. patpat holliday
    The above links shows the debauchery the below are supporting. May God have mercy.
    It is most interesting how these Trinitarian ministers are joining these: Jesus’ Only” people. Their grandfather preachers stood against this apostasy. They are weeping in heaven.
    We must pray for these pastors that Our God will take the blinders off their eyes. If the blind led the blind, they will both fall into the ditch.
    Father We all agree that according to Matt. 18;18 we pray for Your Pastors and Churches that all these demons are bound also ask that you will extend this prayer toTodd Bentley and all that attached to him too.
    The Church of Jesus Christ has to be the difference in every community. Jesus= Saints are His instruments on this earth because He is sitting at the right hand of God waiting and willing to give the power to win every spiritual battle. He gave the Church spiritual armor and weapons. Our weapons are prayer, using His name, His blood, His Word and His power. The Apostle Paul shows this transference of Jesus= power to usward who believe in (Eph. 1:19-22). And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead and set him at His own right hand in the heavenly places. Far above all principality and power and might, and dominion, and every that is named not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church.@
    (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds), (2 Cor 10:4).
    Heavenly Father. Most glorious God. We bow in worship and praise You. Be merciful and gracious by the might of Your Spirit lift us to Your Presence, that we may receive clemency and find grace to help us in time of need.
    We cover ourselves with the blood of Lord Jesus Christ as our protection as we intend to enter into Spiritual warfare. We surrender ourselves entirely in every area of our lives to You. We examine our hearts and we ask You to forgive us for every transgression that we have committed. We come to your as our Deliverer. We ask you to release us from all the things that bind, torment, defile and harass us.
    The disciples did not ask Jesus to give them power or teach them how to do miracles. They saw His relationship with You and they desired to learn to pray. They wanted that unique kinship because of Whom You are and Your glory and holiness.
    We are wanting to learn to stand in our priesthood positions, praying for those who are unable to come before your throne through the blood of Jesus Christ. Your Word tells us (Matt. 28:18), that Aall power is given unto Me in heaven . . . earth.@ In (Matt. 8:24-27), the disciples saw that, Aeven the winds and the sea obey Him,@ and in (Hebr. 1: 3). AUpholding all things by the Word of His power.@ Jesus Christ is unequaled in power, (Psa. 69:6). He has a name above every name,@ as is shown in (Phil. 2:9-11). In (Hebr. 2:17, 3:2). He Ais a Faithful High Priest,@ that never fails. Since He is unchangeable, (Hebr. 2:22, 23), and (Hebr. 13:8), AJesus Christ, the same yesterday . . . today, forever,@ we can depend upon His love and mercy.”
    Lord if a demon possessed man called Todd Bentleyand GODTV and all that have joined them , can cause a world outpouring of satanic signs and wonders, then we believe that You can stop these demonic forces through our prayers. We believe that You and one person is a majority and have more power than all the demons in the universe.
    We have every confidence in the authority of our Lord and the total defeat of Satan. The rebellion against God is great as people are filled with all unrighteousness. Spiritual death is stalking the world. It is certain the unbelievers will fall into the hands of the Living God and we know that is a fearful thing, (Hebr. 10:31). We have dedicated ourselves to stand in the gap for our families, churches, cities, states and country and nations.
    Because Jesus and His great power to save unto the uttermost, we stand on the foundations of His life and Word to pray. We believe You Lord, for a revival in our land. Let your fire fall as you did for Elijah in (I Kn. 18:38). We need the fire of God today to burn out the sins of our hearts and to set us afire to win souls for Christ. As You gave victory unto Your prophet Elijah over these evil forces of his day, You will give us victory.
    We praise You Lord God that You will each us to reclaim city, our country, our lost relatives, and our cold modern churches, to return to You. We give you glory, Lord that you will teach us how to tear down the false religious system of the New Age and the spirit of Baal. Help us O Lord to pray for the rebuilding of the altar of God. Send us powerful living stones that are needed for this dark hour of time.
    Lord we thank you today for sending a great number of laborers to enter the harvest fields of lost souls, (Matt.9: 38); that God=s ministers might have boldness in preaching the Word of God, (Eph. 6:19,20); that God=s people might become doers of the Word and not just hearers only, (Jas. 1:22); that God=s people will make known his deeds, (I Chron. 16:8); that they make known God=s deeds of mercy that recorded in His Word and experienced in their lives, (Jn. 4:23-30) & (Tit. 3:5). Also that they make known God=s deliverance from Satan and the penalty and power of sin, (Jn. 8:36); (Rom. 6:14-18); that they make known God=s provision for us as shown in (Jas. 1:17).
    As believers, we contend that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and we contend for the faith, (II Tim. 3:16). We know that no revival can come until we live what we claim. Move upon your people Lord and give them a hunger for Your Word, a desire to be doers of the Word, washed by the blood, by the Holy Spirit and by the Word. Cleanse Your church Lord and take not Your Holy Spirit from us.
    Thank You Father for regeneration and sanctification, help us to rededicate our lives to You, Your Church and our families. We adore and worship You Father for the innumerable blessing in Christ but most of all that we are chosen in Him, (Eph 1-4). Thank You for our inheritances and the sealing that took place when we were saved and indwelt by the Holy Spirit, (I Cor. 6:19). Father we stand before Your throne, through the blood of Jesus, as we are His inheritance, we are asking You to train and teach us to become great and mighty prayer warriors.
    John 10:1-4 “:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.”
    Father, we believe Jesus to close our cities’ doorways to these false prophets and prophetess’ that are planning to come to our communities. We are the “porters” or gatekeepers of communities and state. You said in your Word that the gates of Hell would not prevail against your church, Matt. 16:18). Gary and I stand in unity and agreement of prayer today according to Matt. 18:18 and bind these false prophets and all their witchcraft powers in Jesus’ name. “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Phil 2:10-11). In Jesus’ Name
    Pat Holliday

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