Bill Johnson and Prophetic “Vibrating Tuning Forks”

Its astounding just how bizarre these teachers are becoming. While I don’t believe any of this will surprise those who have been following the career of Bill Johnson and his ministry, it is interesting to see just how far their new age antics are being carried.

This was emailed out by Andrew Strom today.


A couple of years ago we sent out a Warning itemizing a number of facts about Bill Johnson’s ministry and Bethel church in Redding. Numerous witnesses and videos from Bethel show that this church is spreading an “anointing” very similar to Todd Bentley – ie. spiritual ‘drunkenness’, jerking, hysterical laughter, “angel orbs”, ‘fire tunnels’, spirit travel, mystical “portals”, etc. Plus constant talk in their ministry school of bizarre angel encounters and trips to the ‘third heaven.’ All of it has an extremely ‘New Age’ feel. And it is still going on today. (But even worse – as we shall see).

Bill Johnson strongly defended Todd Bentley – even after his divorce and remarriage. No wonder, for the ‘anointing’ that both men carry seems almost identical (though their “style” is very different). These facts are beyond dispute and have been confirmed by many witnesses.

But whenever I say such things about Bill Johnson, people rush to defend him, saying what a ‘great guy’ he is, and what a great ministry he has. And yes – he is a very charming man who does say good things. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t be so dangerous. Deception always wraps itself in the best “sheep’s wool” it can find. Otherwise it would have no chance of deceiving the sheep! Why do you think the Bible warns of “SEDUCING” spirits in the Last Days – and ‘LYING’ signs and wonders? If the deception was not so ‘seductive’ then nobody would fall for it. And this stuff is very seductive indeed.


Several years ago the Bethel crowd put out a book which we only found out about recently. It was co-authored by Bill Johnson’s administrative assistant Judy Franklin with a foreword by Bethel pastor Kris Vallotton. Bill Johnson wrote two of the chapters and his wife Beni wrote another. In other words, it has Bethel’s stamp all over it. (It is still sold on the Bethel website).

So what is this book about? Here is what the blurb says-

“Exploring the mysteries of God in sound, light, vibrations, frequencies, energy, and quantum physics.”

Does that sound ‘New Age’ to you? Yes – and it gets even worse. Please remember that this book has Bill Johnson’s name on it – and Bethel’s strong endorsement and participation.

When you open the book you find chapter headings like this-

“Vibrating in Harmony with God”, ‘Good Vibrations’, ‘Quantum Mysticism’ and “The God Vibration”.

And some of the sub-headings are even more astounding:

“Dolphins and Healing Energy,” ‘The Power of Color’, “Human Body Frequencies,” etc.

You might ask, What kind of ‘Christian’ book is this? And the answer is that it is Bethel and Bill Johnson’s kind of Christian
book. It literally has Bill’s name on it. This is a peek into the real Bethel behind the scenes. When you look at this publication,
suddenly you understand why we see all these weird videos and testimonies from Bethel of strange ‘New Age’ terminology and bizarre spiritual practices. Now we know why. We have the evidence in black and white.

We have shown the contents of this book to leaders and people that have been fans and supporters of Bill Johnson. They have verified the source of it. And just reading this content has turned most of them from being a supporter of Bethel into an opponent in a matter of a few hours. It really is that bad. So openly ‘New Age’ you could hardly believe it.

With all this talk of “vibrations” in the book, perhaps we can now better understand why Bill Johnson’s wife Beni wrote in her blog:

“I was talking with Ray Hughes the other day and was telling him about using a 528 HZ tuning fork as a prophetic act. Someone told me that this tuning fork is called the tuning fork of LOVE… the sound of this fork brings healing.” (*Please note that crystals and tuning forks are used in NEW AGE therapy – not Christianity.

And by the way, Beni Johnson for years has been CO-PASTOR of Bethel alongside her husband Bill).

This might also help explain why Beni Johnson recently released a photo of herself “soaking” (lying down) on the grave of a dead Christian leader – and why Bethel students also put out photos of themselves “grave sucking” (as it is called) – trying to “soak up” the anointing from the graves of dead preachers. I am not exaggerating. They actually do this. I hope you can see how dangerous and unbiblical it all is. Somebody needs to confront Bill Johnson about it. That is why I am including a whole new section of these disturbing facts in the 2015 edition of my book ‘Kundalini Warning.’ And it is also why I am writing this article.

When Nadab and Abihu offered “strange fire” before the Lord in the Old Testament, they were consumed by God and died. (Lev 10:1-2). ‘Strange fire’ is still deadly today. The body of Christ needs to be warned.

As one of the graduates of the Bethel ministry school (BSSM) wrote to me:

“There would be all kinds of distracting behavior (random shouting, laughing, etc.) during school sessions and church services. When any guest speaker came to school, students would flock to the front to get as close to the speaker as possible. We were taught that any anointing we wanted could be received by simply “claiming it” for ourselves… The drunken behavior and questionable teachings from some, if not all, of these speakers was shocking at times… I would always hear people talking about their encounters with angels and how they visited heaven. One young woman I knew said she could see angels everywhere, she talked to them all the time, and she would help her friends to do the same.”

In summary, this is a very dangerous movement and the warning needs to be sounded as far and wide as possible.

PLEASE FORWARD this email to your friends. Feedback should be sent to – prophetic@revivalschool.com OR post a comment on our website – http://www.revivalschool.com

God bless you all,

Andrew Strom.


9 comments on “Bill Johnson and Prophetic “Vibrating Tuning Forks”

  1. Reblogged this on Fishing For Men.

  2. Fitting video for this topic. Posted by Steve at Apostasy Watch: “Perry Stone and His Dad Practice Necromancy”

  3. Question: “What does the Bible say about necromancy?”

    Answer: Necromancy is defined as the conjuring of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events. In the Bible, necromancy is also called “divination,” “sorcery” and “spiritism” and is forbidden many times in Scripture (Leviticus 19:26; Deuteronomy 18:10; Galatians 5:19-20; Acts 19:19) as an abomination to God. It is something that the Lord speaks very strongly against and is to be avoided as much as any evil. The reason for this is twofold.

    First, necromancy is going to involve demons and opens the one who practices it to demonic attack. Satan and his demons seek to destroy us, not to impart to us truth or wisdom. We are told that our “enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Second, necromancy does not rely on the Lord for information, the Lord who promises to freely give wisdom to all who ask for it (James 1:5). This is especially telling because the Lord always wants to lead us to truth and life, but demons always want to lead us to lies and serious damage.

    The idea that dead people’s spirits can be contacted for information is false. Those who attempt such contact inevitably contact demonic spirits, not the spirits of dead loved ones. Those who die go immediately to heaven or hell—heaven if they believed in Jesus as Savior, and hell if they did not. There is no contact between the dead and the living. Therefore, seeking the dead is unnecessary and very dangerous.

    Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-necromancy.html#ixzz3ahdFWPrx

  4. Before I became Born Again I was a “New Ager” for several decades and know the difference between the two. I don’t know if these people ever talk about Jesus but from reading what is in this article I can say they are preaching New Age but using Christianity to disguise it. It gives me chills.

    • they are preaching New Age but using Christianity to disguise it. It gives me chills.

      Yes i agree and it gives me chills too. Don’t know if you watched the video in one of my comments, but it astounded me that this elderly man has been a preacher for 50 years and does not know the bible speaks against his “experience” of talking to the dead. God calls it an abomination! This seems to be what all this “portal jumping” is about: going through portals to speak to the dead.

  5. Going from bad to worst…

  6. Great article PJ.

    I have been grieved for years about Bethel Church and Bill Johnson. I have attended a few meetings with his side kick, Kris Vallotton or been to one or two of their so called “prophetic team experiences”. I was a silent guest. As you know from all my posts on this blog over the years I stay very very very close to the Bible and paste citations from it when I make a comment. It will be so now, too. 🙂

    Reading this warning article about Beni Johnson and tuning forks or reading that she too is laying on graves reminded me of something that I have been revisiting lately since the days when I was taught to be aware of it 40 years ago and since during the early discipleship training days when I was being trained in ministry. Here are some of the verses I’m thinking about that point to this stuff:::>

    2Th 2:1 Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,
    2Th 2:2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
    2Th 2:3 Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
    2Th 2:4 who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.

    What I want you to zero in on is verse 2 and these words: “either by a spirit or”. It seems these folks are giving themselves to communicate with spirits.

    Now consider these verses in light of that phrase “either by a spirit or”::::>

    1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,
    1Ti 4:2 through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,
    1Ti 4:3 who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

    Here the Apostle again brings up the thought about, in this case, “deceitful” spirits. Spirits are a real danger for Christians and especially novice ones full of pride and a purpose.

    In 2nd Timothy the Apostle Paul writes an antidote to this phenomenon of falling prey to these “spirits”:::>

    2Ti 3:12 Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
    2Ti 3:13 while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
    2Ti 3:14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it
    2Ti 3:15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

    I wish I could say we shouldn’t get too excited about all this and these warnings about Bill Johnson and his wife and their co-workers but I can’t seeing what the Apostle foretells in verse 13:::> “while evil people and impostors will go on from BAD TO WORSE, deceiving and being deceived. It is clear to anyone who takes the Word of God to mean just what it means that this group is growing more and more anti-Biblical in nature and culture.

    If there was ever a time and a people who were becoming impostors and going from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived, this is the time and these folks who have given up all to this ministry Bill Johnson is cultivating, are the folks!

    I have personal co-worker friends who are succumbing to this misery and it does deeply grieve me to no end. I pray God would grant them recovery from this fault and grant to me more and more wisdom with clarity when I have opportunity to be engaged with them from this group. Whoever does engage them needs to be well prayed up and filled up with the Grace of God in Truth ready in season and out with an apt word!

    It’s the Grace of God that saves us and it will be the Grace of God that will save them out of this deception, too! Let it be so, soon!!!

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