My first response to reading any of these type of reports is to ask why? Why would God “rain gold”, glitter, feathers, etc. And how would this lift up Jesus, draw people to Christ, or even reveal God’s power? The answer is always the same–it does none of this things. Sadly, all Todd has done is take his magic show to a different continent.
Where I may differ with many of you is I don’t necessarily write all these things off as out and out stunts perpetrated by man: I think in some instances (with a few of these guys…Bentley in particular) “something” does occur, its just not of God. Bentley has always been one, as far back as Lakeland, who is so deeply entrenched in looking for and expecting these type of “signs” (gold dust, feathers, etc.) that satan obliges him by producing them for him and his audience.
Todd is unable to differentiate what is or isn’t of God any more, “if” in fact he ever could.
Back in 2008, a revival broke out in Lakeland, Florida led by Charismatic preacher Todd Bentley during which thousands of people supposedly found God, had visions, and experienced divine healings of various diseases. Shortly thereafter, Bentley fell from grace when he divorced his wife and married another women.
Rick Joyner, a close friend of Bentley’s, then set about “restoring” Bentley so that he could eventually “be fully released back into ministry.”
And that restoration process must have been a smashing success, because Joyner had Bentley on his “Prophetic Perspective on Current Events” program this week to discuss another revival that he just led in South Africa during which the “Winds of Change Angel” touched Bentley’s current wife, causing her to become covered in gold that she could not wash off.
Everywhere they went, Bentley said, everything was covered in gold, from their hotel rooms to the airplanes upon which they flew and even the meeting rooms where they met with local pastors.
“I had one meeting where we were in worship,” Bentley said, “and you could see the Cloud of Glory with open eyes and it rained gold. When I say it rained gold, Rick, I actually saw it almost looked like snowflakes of gold coming down”