I haven't found time yet to tell you about the awesome days we had just
before I left for Vienna. God opened a door for Todd Bentley from BC, Canada,
to come to Kansas City, only days before he actually came. Jill Austin hosted
him and so we were her/his ministry team. Todd is only 25 years old but God
uses him in signs, wonders and healings - even creative miracles, like limbs
growing, a lady received an eye, etc. We had an awesome time in God's
presence, myself being even more equipped for my time in Vienna.
Enjoy reading the report.
Christ Triumphant Church and Jill Austin of Master Potter Ministries hosted
Todd, which kicked off on Wednesday night for a four day conference in the
Kansas City area. Jill opened, pronouncing the conference would be key to
uncapping ancient wells of revival and that angels were descending and
ascending within the area.
“Spring Up Oh Well”
Todd began with a prophetic decree “Spring Up Oh Well!” The previous night we
had spent some time with Jill Austin in her home and had some Glory Time.
Todd was caught up in a vision. He said that he was taken to a hidden well
out in the forest. It was an ancient thing, covered in moss and in disrepair.
An angel was inside the well. Todd thought he was going to bring forth some
sort of treasure. Instead, the angel brought out buckets of honey. Honey
represents revelation and opens the eyes of the heart. Todd said that this
ancient well was yet undiscovered but that it was within the church (CTC). This
knowledge was given to him during that day as he had several in-person
angelic visitations. He said these visits were from the angel named
“Promise”. Whenever this particular angel had visited him, all sorts of
breakthroughs occurred in both the spiritual and natural realms. He declared
that financial breakthroughs were common. Todd referred to Revelation 8:3
“Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He
was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the
saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.” The smoke of the
incense was the prayer of Gods saints. Todd said that the angel “Promise” was
present in response to the church’s prayers.
Todd went on to declare that the coming year (2002) is one of Prophetic Promise.
“Many of you have been waiting”, he said. “Your promises have been tied up
(in the second heaven due to warring spirits). The angel is throwing down
(from Heaven) the answers to your prayers.” Todd explained that at certain
times and places angelic activity is increased. He said that the region was
moving into such a time. He told everyone that during the next several days
many of them would experience angelic visitations and be ministered to by the
Lords messengers. Todd said that while he was waiting for the service to
begin, he had a vision of a gate. The gate was of the city. An angel said,
“Go through the gate.” This vision symbolized a Year of “Opened Gates”. He
told the congregation that they too would go through this gate into prophetic
fulfillments. He said that he felt the leadership (of CTC) was undergoing a
change of position, a changing of the guard that they had been facing west
and would now turn to face east, the direction of a new season. Todd spoke
prophetically to the corporate church from Isaiah 62:1-4 “For Zion’s sake, I
will not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her
righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that
burns. The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory. You
shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord will name. You
shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in
the hand of your God.”
Words of Knowledge
Todd switched gears at this point and went into some Words of Knowledge. He
said there was an old preacher who had been out of the ministry for several
years. He felt this man had left perhaps due to frustration. He urged the man
to come forward. Finally, a man stepped up. He said that he had been out of
the ministry for 20 years he had been Mike Bickles pastor! Todd prayed over
him, staying, “I saw oil on your hands, a golden oil and the oil represents a
new anointing.” He also saw oil on the mans throat and felt that it had to do
with a restoration in either a physical healing or even a renewal of
preaching the Word. Todd said there were two specific things happening. The
first was that God’s name is good ointment being poured forth onto the man
and there was going to be a restoration to the man's name or reputation. The
second item was a stirring up of new vision. He said the man would be drawn
to new areas of ministry, perhaps healing and miracles.
Todd then called forth all of the people that had formerly been involved in
some form of ministry. He prayed over them to reactivate their commission. He
was calling up the reserves and releasing a new anointing on their lives. “The
laborers are few. Make a way where there is no way.” He repeated over and
over as he prayed for each one. He told the rest of the congregation “Waves
of this is rolling over you this evening." Todd talked about the waves
of glory that swept through Living Stones Fellowship in Fairfield, Iowa the
previous week. He described how Heaven met earth in the tangible physical
realm of the five senses (taste, touch, sight, smell, hearing). He felt that
this same experience could very well happen at Christ Triumphant Church in
the coming days.
Todd transitioned again and called forth several illnesses and conditions. These
included: breaking the generational curse off a woman whose grandfather
suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, another woman with fibroid tumors on her
ovaries, and a woman with failing kidneys. This woman went down hard and
began to thrash about violently. Later, she stood up, smiling.Another person
called forward was a young girl with spinal curvature. Todd said the spine
needed to be healed because she was going to Asia as a missionary and
evangelist. The young girl confirmed her desire to actually do these very
things. One woman had a damaged bladder. Todd said that the Lord wanted to
restore it with a new one. The woman that came forward said she had prayed
for a new bladder this very week.
Another thing Todd saw was that several people had assignments of death over
them. Some of it involved illness and disease but also freak accidents in the
last six months. A woman managed to stagger over to Todd and said she had
been in several car accidents. She had received damage to her back and spine.
As Todd gave her several details concerning her situation, she jumped up and
down, confirming it. Todd prayed that the Spirit of Death be broken from her.
She fell to the ground and lay there for the rest of the service.
Another woman with a death assignment had illnesses. As Todd prayed, he asked
the woman if she had a teen aged daughter, not yet saved and involved with
drugs. The woman confirmed this. Todd said that witchcraft was involved. He
broke the spirit of witchcraft from the daughter, asking the entire
congregation to shout the girls name (Rachel) as the prayer was being spoken,
calling her into the Kingdom of God.
Todd switched gears from praying to preaching again. He said that the next
year (2002) would see Heaven touching Earth. There would be an increase of
visions, dreams and heavenly visitations. He said that there were ways of
hastening the prophetic promises in ones life but it required action. He
referenced Matthew 16:16-19. Todd said keys are symbolic of revelation
knowledge, a method of unlocking a mystery or a door to new realms of God's
kingdom. Prophetic words contain conditions that must be met before the
promise is fulfilled. He emphasized that the “wait and see” attitude that is
often promoted is baloney. He likened it to a janitor who has a huge key
ring. The man has keys (words of prophesy) that have been given to him over
the years by various superintendents. He cant remember what a lot of the keys
are for anymore, but doesn't dare get rid of them, just in case. He never
tries to use any of them but just hangs on to them and waits to see what they
Contending for What is Ours
Other scriptures Todd referenced for this teaching were Revelation 19:11; II
Kings 13:14; I Kings 17:1, 18:1, 18:41-43. He said that we must contend for
our promises. The devil will try to rob those promises at every opportunity. Before
a promise can be attained in the physical realm, it must be activated in the
spiritual. Todd said that people need to make Declarations of Faith like
Elijah did when calling forth rain during the drought. Elijah pressed in and
contended for the promise.
As the evenings came to a close Todd called the assembly to its feet to make
declarations of faith for the promises of God (health, prosperity, opened
doors to ministerial occupations, deliverance, etc.). Using II Kings 13 (King
Jehoahaz seeks the Lords counsel through the prophet Elisha), as
illustration, everyone shot arrows into the spiritual realm at specific
problems or for specific promises.
Todd will be in Kansas City again for a Prophetic Conference with Jill Austin
Jan 15-20 2002 for more info visit www.freshfire.ca or call 1-866-853-9041