Carol Garza (9 Dec 2011)
"To Nicole re: K Kulhman. Benny HInn, Sid Roth"

Hi Nicole and doves,
I have been a born again believer since 1975.  I was blessed to get saved through a group of believers who read, studied, prayed the Word of God daily.  We were a close knit church.  We used many of Watchman Nee’s studies. We encouraged one another in the Word, in the Faith.  We brought many people to Christ.  I myself probably led about 100 people to the Lord by the power of the Anointing of the Holy Spirit in me.   We were a very Spirit filled church.  I’ll skip the story of why the church began crumbling and why I left.
 
I am forever thankful for the teachings I received on the Precious Blood of the Lamb, on Sanctification and how to pray the Word of God with a true heart in full assurance of Faith as the Scriptures tell us to.
 
With that, I want to say in late 2007 or 2008, I happened to turn the TV on to find Benny Hinn teaching on the Anointing and the Holy Spirit.  Up to that time I kept him at an arm’s distance.... a Lonnnng arm’s distance.  But that day, while listening to Benny teach, the Presence and the Anointing of the Holy Spirit came on  soo strong on me.  From that day on, I grew deeper in my Love for the Lord Jesus and His Holy Spirit.  The Word of God became even more alive to me than it had ever been.  I grew closer to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit through Benny’s teachings.
 
My biggest beef w/Benny is the ‘seed sowing’ message he sometimes throws out when trying to raise money.  Wayyy too many preachers have twisted the scriptures and speak of planting seed to mean planting $$$.  The true meaning of Seed Sowing is planting the Seed of Jesus into people’s heart.   Paul explains this very well in 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 when he wrote:
 

Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

For we are labourers together with God

I also think Benny speaks a little too much at times about Kathrine Kuhlman.  The danger in holding up someone who has brought us very close to the Lord and a deeper understanding of His Word is we inadvertenly  lift them up on a pedestal.  (This was part of the problem w/the church I was in.  We held the main pastor to such a high level, the anointing left us & we became sectarian.)

Paul also wrote in vs 4 -5:

For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

I know there are a lot of people who strongly dislike Benny Hinn.  I used to be one of them.  I do not anymore.  But neither am I a ‘groupie’.  I have met Sid Roth and have a couple of his books but I don’t follow his programs.  I have tuned in from time to time and some of his guests have really blessed me.  Others are so-so.

I hope we will all take the time to read and meditate on 1 Corinthians 3...especially the scriptures pointed out here.  Time is short.  Many people are still lost, the church for the most part is pretty luke warm.  Christ our Savior and Redeemer, Our KING and LORD will soon gather us up together !

Nicole, may the Lord place a hedge of protection around you that no weapon formed against you will succeed in any way, shape or form.  May our Heavenly Father cover you with the Precious Blood of the Lamb.  May He touch the heart of your husband, family and friends with His Love, shedding His Light upon them.  May the Peace of God which surpasses all understanding envelop you with every passing hour until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanks all...

Carol Garza