‘The Great Awakening Healing Revival’ with Todd Bentley in Durban on God TV
Todd Bentley is back in familiar territory since the end of the Lakeland revival in 2008, this time heading the ‘Great Awakening Healing Revival’ in Durban, South Africa, currently being broadcast live by God TV for an extended week of healing meetings.
On the exact date of the fifth anniversary of the Lakeland Revival, Rory and Wendy Alec, founders of God TV, have released a press statement in the past few days, which states they believe “we may be seeing the outbreak of a new revival.”
Wendy has prophesied that God is about “to do a new thing…from this kindling fire in Durban, from this seemingly insignificant beginning in South Africa, the world, the world shall be set light with a great grace…” [source]
Rory and Wendy have also issued the following statement via their website about the decision to broadcast these live meetings…
“TO OUR BELOVED GOD TV FAMILY, WE HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO GATECRASH THIS WEEKEND’S SCHEDULE TO LINK LIVE TO THE GREAT AWAKENING HEALING REVIVAL IN DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA WITH TODD BENTLEY. AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, IT TAKES COURAGE FOR US BOTH TO OBEY THE INSTRUCTION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT KNOWING THE PERSECUTION THAT WILL INEVITABLY FOLLOW, BUT WE HAVE NEVER BEEN CALLED TO FOLLOW MAN OR THE EXPECTATIONS OF MEN. WE HAVE BEEN CALLED TO FOLLOW ONLY THE LORD JESUS…WITH OUR GREAT LOVE, RORY & WENDY.”
I’m all for a genuine move of God and I pray this is a sincere event, but it must be mentioned that some leaders in the Christian community are skeptical of Controversial Todd Bentley’s ministry, the ‘gold dust,’ sightings of angels, claimed healings and heavy-handed tactics, especially after his downfall at Lakeland, Florida in 2008 and his subsequent divorce to Shonnah and marriage to another woman called Jessa. Todd did however go through a ‘restoration’ period for a few years under the umbrella of Rick Joyner’s ministry, repented live on God TV and has been preaching at low-profile events around America and to the poor in Haiti ever since.
Whatever you think of Todd, pray that the people of Durban are touched by the power of God, for a move of God is not about a man, but about the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to convict of sin, heal and restore communities in need.
You can watch some scenes from the revival below…
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