My name is Peter Wagner & I’m president of Global harvest ministries based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have served the body of Christ in apostolic ministry for many years & currently I preside over the international coalition of apostles which brings together over 500 recognized apostles. I have the honor of being assigned to preside over this momentous occasion, & I am humbled as I approach the task with an enormous sense of awe.
Holy Spirit I invite your presence, your power & your direction, Amen (?)
This is a ________ celebrating the formal apostolic alignment of Todd Bentley. My first desire is to lay a biblical foundation for what we are about to do. I will begin with a scripture that has been a central text for those of us who have been in the stream of contemporary apostolic prophetic movement, which is Eph 4:11&12.
So Christ himself – that is, Jesus at his assertion, he – gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry.
The word ‘equipping’ is a translation of the Greek _________, which means, literally, aligning, as is setting the broken bone or a chiropractic adjustment. It means putting things in order so that the body functions as it was designed to function. This is one of the responsibilities of apostles such as those who we see on the platform; & that is the reason we are present tonight. For example, Paul wrote to Titus “for this reason I left you in Crete that you should (Speakers emphasis) set in order the things that are lacking”. Speaking of Paul & Titus, their relationship is a biblical prototype of apostolic alignment. Same would apply to Paul & Timothy. The apostolic alignment of Timothy & Titus with Paul was a principle factor in allowing God to develop & fulfill his complete destiny in both of their lives. But, Paul himself was also apostolically aligned. Soon after he was called to join Barnabas & his colleagues in Antioch for the then, controversial ministry of planting churches among Gentiles. He traveled to Jerusalem to bring a gift for famine relief & also to align with some of the apostles.
I want to use the experience that Paul had on that occasion as the text, for the protocol for tonight’s alignment & commissioning of Todd Bentley. It is found in Galatians 2:9 which tells the story of one of Paul’s visits to Jerusalem. It says that when “James, Cephas & John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me & Barnabas the right hand of fellowship that we should go to the Gentiles & they to the circumcised.
Todd, is following Paul’s example by inviting to the 3 apostolic pillars of today’s church. Che Ahn of Pasadena, California; Bill Johnson of Redding, California & John Arnott of Toronto, Canada; Todd’s native land. They represent an apostolic network called Revival Alliance. Notice that the apostles in Jerusalem perceived the grace that God had given to Paul. The word ‘Grace’ is Charis (?), the root of charisma, meaning spiritual gift, or gifts. In Paul’s case, it was the gift next necessary to carry the Gospel to Gentiles. In Todd’s case it is the gift next necessary to lead the Lakeland Outpouring.
I have a question for the 3 apostles. Do you perceive that Grace of God given to Todd Bentley as an evangelist to lead the Lakeland Outpouring? (They nod & answer)
I have a question for Todd Bentley. Do you recognize the apostolic authority of these three men in your life & ministry & do you desire to establish an apostolic alignment with them & with Revival Alliance? (Todd speaks).
With this affirmation, we will move to a formal commissioning, equivalent to offering the right hand of fellowship as the 3 apostles did to Paul in Jerusalem. This commissioning represents a powerful, full spiritual transaction taking place in the _______ of the _______. With this in mind, I take the apostolic authority that God has given me, & I decree to Todd Bentley. Your power will increase, your authority will increase, your favor will increase, your influence will increase, and your revelation will increase. I also decree, that a new supernatural strength will flow through this ministry, a new life-force will penetrate this move of God. Government will be established to set things in their proper order. God will pour out a higher level of discernment to distinguish truth from error. New relationships will surface to open the gates for the future!
Che Ahn, you may now proceed.
Che Ahn takes the mike from Peter Wagner and begins speaking:
First of all on behalf of my wife, Sue, I want to ask all of you for forgiveness for coming so late. We were
supposed to be here at 5:00 o’clock and typical uh mechanical problems, that they were actually going to cancel
our flight. But because you were praying and people were praying they got another plane for us and we were able to arrive just on time for this commissioning service. So we thank God for it.
I uh want to just say how deeply honored I am that John who just came from Africa make time to be here, Bill. I mean it’s a miracle that Peter Wagner, Bill Johnson, John Arnott, Todd Bentley and these distinguished apostles would all be able to make it all together at one time one place. That is with our international commitments that’s a miracle in itself.
And I also feel, Todd, that it’s significant that two things, one that this would be on June 23rd. Bob Jones
Prophesied that you’ll go to a whole diff level June 22, remember that? So here’s the day after and we’re …
and you’re going to a whole different level. Isaiah 22:22 uh, he’s giving you the keys of David he’s opening doors that no man can close. [** sorry, couldn't capitalize He because I don't believe it's our God **]
And so it was very, very significant that this is taking place. And it was not because of Bob’s prophecy it was just based on our calendar but I think it’s significant that it would be here on this day, a day after that word was prophesied. I also think it’s significant that we have 3 generations coming together. God’s the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and you know, we’re old enough to be your dad. ha ha ha. And Peter’s old enough to be your grandfather.
And so, and so it’s wonderful that we could come together 3 generation so I want to proceed in recognizing that God has chosen you and appointed you to bear much and lasting fruit in this Lakeland revival and revival around the world. Recognizing that He has called you as an Eph 4 evangelist and revivalist moving in signs and wonders. Knowing that you have walked in a manner worthy of the Lord, pleasing Jesus in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, and growing in the intimacy and knowledge of God, we as your brothers and your friends, who have a deep love for you, Shonnah, your whole family, we just esteem you.
We are here to stand with you, to support you, and we are here to commission you, in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the power of Jesus Name, with special oil from Chuck Pierce. It’s called revival oil. Chuck could not make it but he sent this Fed-Ex, special oil for you. He’s in Africa and so we anoint you and commission you, in Jesus’ Name. [Che Ahn touches Todd's forehead with the oil and Todd falls back.] Uh, oh, bah, wow! boom, bam! We want to give him a little of his own medicine. ha ha ha ha. whoa, ha ha ha ha.
I’m gonna ask John and Bill to share and pray.
John Arnott begins speaking:
We bless you today, Todd Bentley. You’re a friend, you’re a man of god, you’re a man of prayer, you’re a man of the spirit. You love the anointing. And I would say that it’s not just the Lakeland revival, but the whole world that goes into revival and you’re leading an amazing charge, and multitudes are getting in behind you and saying, “Come on, I’m gonna go with you.” And so we bless all of that. thank you Holy Spirit for raising up this young man to lead such a mighty charge around the world and to partner with GodTV in all that has happened here in the last several months now. Three months almost. We bless it in the name of Jesus, and we stand with you. and we encourage you, and we honor you.
[1.05 mins, man in white shirt with glasses (Bill Johnson??) begins speaking:]
When David wanted Uriah killed, he sent him into battle and then withdrew from him. As a company of people we refuse to do that. many revivals through history have been cut short of their intention of God’s destiny and their intention for individuals because of jealousies and fears that get stirred up in the people of God. And we refuse to do that. We shape the course of history by partnering with you, giving honor where it’s due. You welcome the glory as well as anybody I’ve ever seen in my life. I long to learn from you in that. And I bless you and I pray with the rest of these that the measure of glory would increase. That Moses would no longer be considered the high-water mark where the glory shone from his face, but instead the revelation of the goodness of God would change the face of the Church. And that He would use your voice, He would use your grace, your anointing to alter the face of the Church before this world. That the goodness of the Lord would be seen once
again. I pray this over you in Jesus Name.
[2.18 mins, Che Ahn speaks:]
We’re gonna, we’re gonna let Todd soak. But I would like to have the apostles who are standing with Todd, any of you wanna share a prophetic word or anything?
[2.31 mins, older man in blue shirt (??) begins speaking:]
Yes, the Lord would say unto thee that this day you have loosened upon this earth yay what I have wanted for
centuries to come forth, a kingly anointing which will bring in MONEY, MONEY, MONEY. Because the business men
will rise up and they will go forth under this anointing and no more will they stay hidden in the shadows but
they shall go forth into the political world, into the business world, into the military world, and great
changes shall take place saith the Lord. Because this night is the night when you started out speaking your
first words about the Kingdom of God.
[3.13 mins, man in pin-stripe shirt (??) begins speaking:]
Todd, on behalf of New Zealand, my home country, and Australia, my first adopted country, and America, my
third adopted country, I speak FAVOR for you in all those nations. May they receive you supernaturally. And may they welcome you and may you be blessed as you go to those nations and blessed as you come back. And let the report be great and mighty, from all those nations, in Jesus name.
[3.59 mins, woman (??) in white pantsuit begins speaking:]
Todd, the spirit of god says years from now people will look at this time and they will recognize it as when their god showed up and created within the Church a new heart says the lord. And I will genesis in the midst of the chaos in the world today and I will not just bring amending but I will bring forth that which is new, that which is dedicated, that which is a decided, that which is pure, and I will heal the corruptness of the heart says god. And the lord says that this is the heart that I will not despise. And as David cried unto me, don’t take your Holy Spirit from me! I have released a cry within my Church says the lord that has begin to release its desperateness, and said I can’t live without your presence, I can’t live without your glory, I’m undone and I’m naked without your presence. No program will be a substitute. And the spirit of god says history says the lord will measure it by heart.
[5.14 mins, younger fellow in white shirt (??) begins speaking:]
As Spaniards, we came years ago to this continent and proud to conquer it, now we are coming humble to take this really glory to the Spanish-speaking nations of the world. Welcome the revival. Welcome the outpouring to the Spanish-speaking nations in the world. Welcome it to Spain, and to whole South America, Latin America, and all over the world. Glorious …. [spoke Spanish here]
[5.50 mins, woman in dark pantsuit (??) begins speaking:]
For the word of the lord would say behold the vanguard, behold the tugboat that is cutting through the ice of
religious traditions, the cruel hard thing. The understanding of the mind of men will now bound to the
reality of the revelation of the finished work of Calvary. Behold saith god, you been equipped with cutting power, you have been equipped to go through those traditions of the mind of men. Yay, saith god, and you are pulling the church into the realm of glory. Behind you is a great ship that is laden with healing and deliverance and prosperity. This is the word to you, o man of god, arise, kill, and eat. No longer, no longer, no longer will men call unclean what I have called clean.
[7.11 mins, white-haired man with sunglasses on head ( Rick Joyner??) begins speaking:]
Todd, your ministry is very appropriately named Fresh Fire, and uh, you’ve certainly been bringing fresh fire. And even when you were going through the dark night of the soul I thought you had more fire on you than … than uh … many I’ll just say. But uh, you know the worst state we could ever fall into is lukewarmness, and god has sent you as an antidote for that lukewarm spirit. And the fire is been birthed here, it’s been released here, you’ve unstopped a well, you have other wells to unstop, and other cities and other places. This is just the beginning. And there is longevity, too. There is increase, but there is also longevity coming. There are many wells but there are also oil wells and they catch on fire when you unstop them.
[Todd, still soaking on platform, is clapping after that man's word.]
[8.15 mins, man in dark shirt, buzz cut haircut (??) begins speaking:]
Todd, the lord has made you to be a detonator. I see cables going around the world to different nations. I see Great Britain being set ablaze by the power of god. I see even as you go into places that god says you’ll go even with the glory, even like William Branham. And the lord says you’ll carry a portal anointing and whatever city you go over there will be a portal. There will be a portal that will be opened up, says the lord. The lord says you’ll detonate and boom, boom, boom, there’ll be a release of glory through the nations says the spirit of the lord.
[8:56, fellow in red shirt (??) begins speaking:]
Todd, as a fellow Canadian there’s the word honor written over you tonight. Because of Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob you’ve honored the generations that have gone before you. As a son you’ve reached out to the fathers and you said, bless me. And you have blessed us tonight and so we honor you. You’ve honored the Word of God, you’ve honored the Spirit of God, you’ve honored the moving of the Holy Spirit and the ways of God. And so tonight we just affirm that rest of honor that is upon your life will follow you now in every nation that you go. And you will draw men and women to you that seek honor and want to walk together and want to be what God wants them to be in this generation. Todd Bentley, the word honor rests upon your life.
[Che Ahn says:] Amen.
I’d like to have George Banna (?) who’s also a member of revival alliance and Staci Campbell who as Wes’ wife is part of revival alliance as well. And they also have a great word.
[0.19 mins, Staci begins speaking:]
Todd, when we were singing that song, uh that’s ok [she says to Che's offer to hold mic for her], uh “show me your glory” I felt impressed to open the Scriptures to the very portion of Scripture where Moses said, “show me your glory.” And it was the very pinnacle prayer of Moses’ life.
pssshh pssshh [Staci begins twisting her head quickly back and forth]
And this prayer, this prayer came after a burning bush, came after the release of national judgments, came after psshh going into the cloud of glory psshh and receiving the tablets, came after Numbers 24 where Moses went on the mountain with 70 elders and ate and drank with God.
Psshh psshh and in this pinnacle prayer psshh psshh psshh psshh God would not speak face-to-face with Moses psshh like He did at other times. psshh
In this pinnacle prayer of the release of the glory of god shhhh shhhh shhh he had to hide Moses in a cleft of the rock and he had to only show him the hind parts.
[Staci stops the violent head swinging and calms down]
[1.58 mins, reads from the Bible, has trouble saying God's Name:]
And He passed by Moses at the unveiling of His glory and He said this, the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, the LORD, the LORD God, Merciful, compassionate and gracious. Long-suffering and abounding in goodness and truth. Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. Who will by no means clear the guilty. Visiting the iniquity of the fathers onto the third and fourth generations.
[begins violent head shaking again]
When we were singing that song tonight the spirit came on me and said Todd psshh psshh sshhh because you asked shhh like very few men on the face of the earth ask shhh to see my glory shhh I will begin a revival through you shhh that will pass beyond gifts into the very heart that moves god shhh to release gifts to his children. sshhh And jesus, filled with compassion healed the sick shhh shhhh shhh and jesus filled with forgiveness psshh said, “he who is without sin cast the first stone” shhh shhh shhhh …
and jesus filled with justice and truth psshh psshhh psshhh threw over tables and took out whips and cleansed the temple of god psshh psshh
and Todd, I’ve chosen you because of your background, because of your background.
[the crowd cheers and claps]
because of your background. psshh psshhh psshh psshhh psshh to release my nature psshh when you release my gifts. psshh psshhh psshh psshhh to become a living epistle psshh like the word that became flesh and people saw the glory of god psshh and I will use you to father a movement psshh psshh that operates in such revival power when it is coming out of the very nature and heart of god. pssshhh and you will teach people how to behold god until they are transformed from glory to glory. from compassion to mercy to lovingkindness, to truth, to justice, to forgiveness. psh psh and a whole generation shh will move in such signs and wonders and follower (?) but everyone will give glory to god.
[Staci stops head shaking, 5.09 mins]
I feel like Todd that when you were 12 years old and I just graduated from Baptist seminary the Holy Spirit fell on me and He started to speak to me over and over and over again about a generation that would come on the earth, that would do signs and wonders, that would change society and society would not change them.
[5.35 mins, starts shaking head again]
and you are a first fruits of that generation of nation changers psshh psshh that will release the glory of god in all its fullness in jesus name. [5.49 ends, crowd claps]
[6.00 mins, tall guy in white shirt begins speaking:]
Todd on behalf of the Eastern European nations and former communist countries we want to tell you that we acknowledge and honor what’s upon you and we give you the keys to Eastern Europe. especially the poorest of the poor and the rejected gypsies. and the lord says that because you’ve loved his personal presence there are two anointings that are released on his presence and I just want to release those two anointings on you from the lord. by the way the lord says you’re a well-pleasing son. the father, abba, says that to you. ——
[6.45 mins, speaker opens and appears to read from Bible:]
the first anointing is the anointing of the pleasure of the lord. Surely —– the born of grief, sickness, and weakness and carried us — in the pain and the punishment of us all. He was considered stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God. But He was bruised for our transgression and He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities and chastisment of a peace came upon Him and with a stripe He was, we were healed and made whole. And yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him. And in His Presence there’s fullness of joy and pleasure forevermore. And god’s releasing his pleasure of what he did to Jesus upon you, Todd.
And the second anointing that he wants to release upon you is in Psalm 45 but it’s also in Hebrews chapter 1 verse 9 it says, “Because you have loved righteousness, and you have delighted in integrity and virtue and uprightness in heart, in thought and action. And you have hated unjustice and iniquity; therefore, God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of exultant joy and gladness above and beyond your companion.” We bless you.
[8.13 mins, Che Ahn:]
Amen. Let’s give the lord a shout offering. Let’s praise him. Could someone help Todd up? We want to give him…
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( Ian – I will delete this post soon. It’s just an FYI)