As I watched the Brownsville "revival" in the middle and late 1990's and into 2000 and beyond, and talked in a certain Third Wave chat room with many of them for 3 years, I was hoping beyond hope that many caught in that "revival" would eventually see the light. Now, thankfully a few voices are speaking up. It seems the Bently Lakeland "revival" is so way out there that even some Brownsville fans are questioning and for some, questioning the whole movement....thankfully. Here is a recent testimony from one who was deceived in defending and believing what was going on at Brownsville.
I had my life transformed in the Brownsville revival,
and knowing that many who were offended at Lakeland were from
the same camp as those who opposed Brownsville, I naturally took
what I thought to be "the proper side". Although I did say I was put
off by the hype surrounding Lakeland, I was open to the idea that it
was "from God", and I saw criticism from this board that I chalked
up to mostly phariseeism.
Then a couple of weeks ago I saw this video on YouTube. [-Linked
below]. It changed my mind once and for all. I don't know what
spirit was speaking to Bentley when he was told the revival wasn't
about getting people to Jesus, but it's about getting people to
believe in "the angel", but I've enough discernment to know it
wasn't God's Spirit!
This should be elementary, but since sharing this with others I
know who've supported Lakeland, I was shocked to find it really
didn't bother them in the least! The leader of the revival says it's
not about getting people to Jesus but getting them to believe in
"the angel"- SINGULAR. What the heck? Is this the delusion?
Well, I've seen the devil tip his hand and I've turned the other
direction. If God allowed me to see it and turn, He'll show others
too. I'm praying it happens, and I'm telling everyone I know about this.
I apologise to anybody I might have offended or misled in keeping
my "open mind" about Lakeland. I would exhort everyone who still
thinks this is "from God" to honestly listen to what's being said on
the video. Does the Holy Spirit lead people to Jesus, or angels?
Source: Andrew Strom's prophetic revival email dicussion list.