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In March of 2005, NBC Dateline ran a special on the Bennie Hinn Ministries. Below are some revelations from the program that was aired. Source: MinistryWatch.com

Hinn is founder, chairman, president and CEO of BHM. Through his crusades – which collect untold amounts of cash, as well as donations through checks and credit cards – and television program, “This is Your Day,” Hinn raises upwards of $100 million annually. • Hinn’s salary is somewhere between half a million and a million dollars per year. He also gets royalties from the sales of his books;
• Personal perks for Hinn, family and his entourage include a $10 million seaside mansion; a private jet with annual operating costs of about
$1.5 million; a Mercedes SUV and convertible, each valued at about $80,000;
• What the church termed “layovers” between crusades included hotel bills ranging from $900 per night to royal suites that cost almost $3,000
for one night’s stay. Layover locations included Hawaii, Cancun, London, Milan and other exotic locations.
• Beverly Hills shopping sprees;
• Receipts showing Hinn’s daughter receiving $1,300 in petty cash; her boyfriend getting $2,550 for babysitting; $23,000 in cash dispersed to
Hinn and his wife; and, $25,000 in cash for expenses for a crusade – 30 minutes away from Hinn’s home;
• Hinn continues to espouse the theologically-suspect self-serving Word-of-Faith or “prosperity” gospel. Jesus and his followers never amassed
personal wealth through their ministry and instead lived a clearly sacrificial life. Hinn would be wise to follow this example and encourage his
followers to do likewise as this would lead to much greater spiritual prosperity, the value of which far exceeds anything material;
• Hinn employs two primary methods to manipulate those that watch him – promising healings to those afflicted with chronic or terminal ill-nesses, and claiming that donations are “seeds” being planted by the donor that will result in the gift giver enjoying financial blessings;
• Television producer Nathan Daniel, a former BHM employee who was hired to improve the public image, instead reported to NBC, “There was
never one complete record that would suit the criteria for documented miracle healing.”

Now consider Sua Yinh Siong of Lau Chai village, in Sapa district in the Northwest Mountainous Region of Vietnam Source:CompassDirectNews

Which testimony exudes the aroma of Christ and His Spirit?

Which testimony would be the easiest sell to the church in America?

Pray for our brothers and sisters that are in the fire for the cause of Christ.

malachi

Are You Considering Religion? Reconsider.

This may seem a little strange coming from a pastor, but if it is religion that you are looking for my friend, I exhort, please reconsider.

Do’s and Don’ts will never make one pleasing to God, not to mention, that one could never do or not do enough to satisfy God. He gave clear cut evidence of this when he gave us His law.

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second, but the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

So in order for one to even attempt to live for God, shall most assuredly end in religious futility, to which God is not looking for at all. One will only find this sort of religious rite will only draw one near unto God with their lips, only to find their heart far from Him. This my friend is the crux of the matter… the heart.

So God showed us the fault was with them, us, you, me….  our hearts.

For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: Hebrews 8:8-10

You see my friend the problem was not with the law (God’s rules and regulation) it is with the heart of the individual. It is desperately wicked and deceitful above all things. God wants to transform our hearts and mind.

God is not wanting to change our actions, He is wanting to change our will, our hearts, our mind so that they are liken to our precious Lord. The actions will supernaturally follow. By the mercies of God, present your body a living sacrifice, not conforming to this world or to religion, but by a transforming of the mind and that by His word.

Don’t look for religion. Receive His Christ…. Yeshua ha Massicah

malachi