FILLED TEETH WITH GOLD,
SOUTHERN BAPTIST GOLD DIGGER
BRIEFS:EVANGELIST'S UNLIKELY PUBLICADMISSION DRAWS CROWDS
He traces his new passion for reaching non-Christians to the gold dust phenomenon that has occurred in his meetings for more than a year. Tiny gold-colored flecks will often appear on those he prays for--although he says he does not care whether the specks actually are gold or not. "My main thing is going after lost souls," he said.
Skeptics have gone to Shattles' meetings and wound up getting converted. Four people who went to a meeting in West Lafayette, Ind., to expose him as a fraud were covered with the gold dust themselves. One man later found the dust on his skin, beneath his clothes. "He said, 'That had to be God,'" said Shattles.
NEW SOUND TO CHANGE THE WORLD?
Yet another piece of the jigsaw puzzle that is the Revival falls into place! Many of you know that the leadership have been watching for a "new sound" that carries an anointing "like the Beatle's music" that would have the power within itself to alter people's minds and bring about the new paradigm without the need to preach the gospel.
Two recent events have been brought to my attention:
1. At a major revival meeting held by Faith Tabernacles (Bill and Marsha Burns) a man called Jason Burns - presumably their son?? - was announced as the musician who now produces this specially anointed music.
2. A book is circulating that purports to have found biblical codes relating to sounds and music that can heal medical conditions and alter DNA. It is being touted as the codes for sounds that will heal the world. Already there is interest from the Christian community. Although the book is couched in biblical language and the author is supposedly a Christian minister, the concept is completely new-age. Nonetheless, I see this idea being picked up by the revival leadership as another answer to their prayers! Watch out for this!
HEFLIN'S GOLD TURNS OUT TO BE PLASTIC!!
Gold Dust Phenomenon Stirs Up Questions Among Charismatics
While gold dust keeps appearing in charismatic meetings in the United States and abroad, metal tests puzzle those who say the substance is falling from heaven. Report by Andy Butcher
A Brazilian evangelist at the center of the "gold dust" phenomenon being reported at charismatic churches across the United States and Europe says she is unfazed by scientific reports suggesting that all that glitters is not what it seems.
Two independent tests on samples of the gold-colored dust that falls from Silvania Machado's head during services have found the substance to be more like plastic glitter, with no gold content.
But Machado, who attributes the manifestation to her divine healing from cancer, is untroubled by the conclusions of the analyses carried out on behalf of "Charisma" magazine. "To me, it doesn't matter what it is as long as it's from God," she said. "Some people focus on the signs instead of the fruit. I must continue to share with the world what God has done in my life and the life of my family."
Speaking through an interpreter, Machado tells packed churches how after more than 10 years of sickness, during which she desperately sought a cure through a spiritualist, she was finally healed after being prayed for by Christians. Now when she prays for others, gold-colored flecks start to rain from her head. The curious occurrence is happening elsewhere.
Revivalist Ruth Heflin--who first brought Machado to the United States after hearing about her ministry--regularly sees the same manifestation at her meetings. She believes the dust is a sign of God's glory. "The Lord loves for us to show off the gold dust because of His relationship with us," said Heflin, whose ministry is based in Ashland, Va. "We couldn't do this ourselves. He is doing it because His coming is so near."
In May, John Arnott of the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (TACF) canceled a scheduled four-day appearance by Machado after sending a sample of the flecks that cascaded from her head on the first night for testing. A geochemist at the University of Toronto concluded the specks did not contain any gold or platinum but were some type of plastic film.
Machado and her team were "sweet as could be" when Arnott presented the findings, he told "Charisma." "I just threw up my hands and said, 'I don't know,'" Arnott said. "It is not up to me to judge them, but I couldn't reconcile the two, so I just said, 'We're not going to proceed with the meetings.'"
"Charisma" had two samples of Machado's gold dust analyzed by the U.S. Geological Survey in Washington, D.C. Both were deemed to be plastic film with no traces of gold, platinum or silver.
These days Machado avoids carrying a handbag to or stepping down from the platform at her meetings to avoid accusations that she is faking the phenomenon, reported "The Richmond Times-Despatch" recently.
One of those attending a meeting at Heflin's Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle told the newspaper that chemical components of the dust were meaningless to her faith. "The gold doesn't have to do with how man measures metal," said Debbie Kendrick. "It might not be anything we've ever seen before. It's more like manna from heaven."
Meanwhile, churches also are reporting incidents in which people's silver fillings are being miraculously renewed or even replaced by gold ones. A number of cases have been documented and verified at TACF, reinforcing Arnott's decision not to continue the Machado meetings. "I didn't want to have her here because we have had far too much of the real thing--gold teeth and gold dust--to have something suspect," he said.
But Heflin stands by Machado. It was God's presence, not the gold dust, that first convinced her Machado was genuine, she said. "I began to weep because of the wonderful sense of His presence," Heflin said of Machado's meetings. "Perhaps we should call it 'glory dust' instead of 'gold dust.'"
A full report on the gold dust and gold teeth phenomena will appear in the November 1999 issue of "Charisma." The article contains an account--documented by dental records--of an Oklahoma woman who received seven gold crowns during a healing service in Tulsa six months ago.
Received from: The Contenders - http://www.contenders.com
MORE SAMLES OF GOLD DUST CULT
That service seemed to light a fire in all of us. People were laid out all over the church praying and seeking God. The next Sunday during the announcements at the beginning of the service my wife called one of the worship team over and showed her a speck of gold in her hand and then it began to multiply and show up on the other lady. At that point I was so taken back because it happened at what I thought was such an unspiritual part of the service. Needless to say, it changed the whole order of the service and as people came up to see the Sign & Wonder they would get this gold dust on them as well. As people worshipped and loved God it got more and more and on one lady it was all up & down her arms. Her brother came in around ll:30 thinking the service would be over in just a little while and was taken up to see the gold on his sister and when he saw it he gave his heart to God on the spot. Oh yes, some do not believe but it felt so good. An 11 year old girl had the gold still on her face several days later and it would not wash off.
AND METAL DETECTOR TALES
SWITZERLAND: GOLD DUST ACTIVATES METAL DETECTORS. Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 Ueli Haldemann from Switzerland reports that in both London Heathrow and Zurich Kloten airports, the metal detectors were activated as Elizabeth and Silvana, two Brazilian intercessors, walked through. Their handbags, which normally contained traces of the gold dust, were also carefully searched. "No, we are not carrying any weapons!" they told the surprised customs officials. Source: FridayFax
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD
DECEMBER 1999- From Cross+Word
IMPORTANT DISCOVERIES ABOUT THE GOLD
Although I have not yet had time to put all my findings into article form on the web site, I am being led to discover some pretty strange and worrying things. I believe the Lord is warning us to beware of a major new level of deception in the churches.
The gist of the new material is the MEANING of the gold miracles: that the "glory" of God is descending as the indwelling shekinah of the New Temple (The Church). This has many implications, not least of which is the belief in a Corporate Christ as the rulers of the New Order.
Many of you may already know that a man called Franklin Hall virtually single-handed launched the 1940's Latter Rain heresies. He was revered and his books were treated like handbooks to revival by the early Pentecostals However, Hall's books were bizarre and almost occultic. One of the things he promoted was fasting for months at a time in order to release spiritual manifestations.
You will not perhaps be surprised to know that Hall predicted that a "spiritual substance" would be seen upon worshippers, a fine gold or silver, as they entered into their transformation into immortal sons of god.
Al Dager writes:
That there is a definite occult influence on Hall's career is evident in other writings. His book, 'The Return of Immortality', suggests that Christians can learn how to become immortal through stages of spiritual growth. This involves experiences with "UFO's, and the UIO gravitational and levitation control."
His teachings on attaining immortality in this life through psycho-spiritual exercises and righteous living were the foundation upon which many in the Latter Rain and subsequent movements based their immortalization theories. Hall's main point in his immortalization theory is that "the sleeping, so called, unfoundationally built church" must awaken to "a real cause and calling, that when God's word is completely acted upon and complied with, will result in bringing about the real gushers and torrents of the long, past due, RAIN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, a rain of IMMORTALITY UPON THE EARTH that so many prophets have written about and portrayed in their prophesies". (emphasis Hall's).
Hall's premise is not, however, predicated upon God's promise of immortality for the faithful after their resurrection.
This is evidenced by his following words: "Permanent, lasting freedoms from all sickness, harmful accident things and defeat will come about. Freedom from the imprisonment of all gravitational forces will also be brought upon the whole man. This study teaches one the power and secrets of space flight. Space floatation [sic] and hovering ability. It gives the Bible formula for weightlessness, the 'raising up' power of those who come to immortality." (Jn.6 chapter and Rom.2:7)."(11)
In his book, Hall gives "evidence" of his already having attained a degree of "immortality" (which allegedly affects everything that comes in contact with the immortal person's body): "Brother Hall's light colored jacket is seven years old and has never been pressed or cleaned or aerated in 7 years, since new, yet it has been worn repeatedly in many overseas countries and regularly in all crusades everywhere (excepting one). It has been on more than 200 airlines in travels. It has no spots, stains, discoloration or body odors anywhere on it or inside it - similar to the children of Israel's clothes under the Glory, Immortality Cloud of Fire Power."
The attainment of "Immortality blessings" are alleged by Hall to be more successfully attained through open-eye prayer. "Coming with closed eyes," he stated, "destroys faith."
Hall claims that there is an "Immortal Substance" that comes upon the believer who feeds upon it "from within Christ's now body" - the "FIRE - IMMORTAL - PACKED - BODY" (Emphasis Hall's).
This "Immortal Substance" is claimed to be seen on those who attend Hall's meetings, as a fine gold and silver, sparkling material that emanates from sometimes visible "Immortal Heavenly Objects" (IHO's), "Unusual Heavenly Objects" (UHO's), and "Unidentified Flying Objects" (UFO's).
In Hall's words, "The sparkling shining FINE GOLD and SILVER are seen upon their SKIN, brought about through the faith-power of impartation. The polished brass, the beryl stone appearances are even now manifested today."
He challenges the reader to see and behold these phenomena by attending "the International Holy Ghost and Fire Seminars of Brother and Sister Franklin Hall."
This sparkling material Hall calls, "The shiny metal like, Jesus' substance." While Hall has many excellent things to say about fasting from the standpoint of good health, when it comes to spiritual matters he often transcends sensibility and delves into areas of the occult.
OF: Brother Michael Doering, Charlottesville, Virginia
a long snippet, but it proves that Brownsville and Toronto Blessing did not invent
this Satanic craze-- Papa Roma invented it long ago. Thus...
I don't care to make an open display of the lady who wrote this. Let me just say that this story IS on the Web and is authoritative, not as the truth, but as an example of the fantasy Satan delivers to Roman Catholics. It is the foundation of the Gold Dust cult in Charismania.
It was a warm September day in 1989 when I received the call from my mother. She was elated because her rosary had turned gold after many, many years of being in her possession. My mother and I had heard about the apparitions at Medjugorje through my mothers friends and articles that they had forwarded to us. After reading so many testimonies, we knew that something was happening there. We felt it in our hearts - deeply. My mother quickly showed up on my doorstep to show me her rosary. I was totally amazed. My mother was crying. Her beautiful silver rosary that she forever kept in her coat pockets, twisting and turning the delicate beads, reciting her Hail Marys, had turned gold! All the links turned gold and there were gold spots on each of the crystal beads. My heart was filled with joy for my mom and I had hoped that perhaps I too would notice a change in my simple black beaded rosary with silver links. But, no. There was no change. I was a bit sad because my mother and I are so close that I thought for sure something would have happened to mine. I realized, perhaps I needed to do more perhaps I had not done enough in my spiritual life
Now, here is what follows in this story to show the lust for Satanic manifestations in the story teller. The following takes place on her trip to Medjugorje with her mother.
It was now Friday, Dec. 8, our last full day in Medjugorje. The next morning we would have Mass in the sacristies (the Apparition room) then board a bus to Dubrovnik where we would finish out the remaining two days of our trip. We were scheduled to visit Fr. Jozo but we were persuaded by my moms friend not to make the trip. She thought it would be more enjoyable to spend the Feast of The Immaculate Conception on top of Apparition Hill. As lovely as it was, we truly regretted not going to Fr. Jozos. As the bus departed we waved good-bye to our fellow pilgrims and turned back towards St. James. Suddenly my mother halted. She said, "Katie, look at the sun!" I looked but I didnt see anything. She shouted, "Look, look!" and she started crying. I said "What? What? What is it you see?" With that I touched her arm and suddenly I could see it too. The sun was pulsating. There appeared to be a large disc, which looked like the Eucharist, blocking the sun. It was giving off tremendous colors, mostly re. It was spinning. I was mesmerized and dropped to my knees and started to cry. I woman saw my face and told my mother that she had never seen such an expression on anyone before and that she would never forget it. We stared at it for what seemed like an eternity. We did not know if everyone saw it. We know some did. After it stopped, there was no problem focusing our eyes. We could see everything clearly. It was incredible. When the other pilgrims from our tour group returned from Fr. Jozos, it appeared they had a very powerful experience as well. Not only did they see the sun pulsating, but they saw the silhouette of the Blessed Mother, then they saw the face Jesus in three stages. Young without a beard; then with a beard; then older. We were all in awe. My mother and I wished we had been more obedient to the schedule the Blessed Mother had laid out for the week. But, whats meant to be, will be.
The story may have seemed a bit disjoint. This is because I had to shorten it considerably. I ask you to get this one thing very clear-- This account is of events which happened 7 years ago, LONG before this Gold Dust thing of 1999. I don't want to hear any blarney about there being a difference. Gold Dust cult is Directly from the Whore of Rome and Satan.
TV evangelists forced to recant claims of God's divine dentistry
The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG - God works in mysterious ways, but two high-profile evangelical Christians in Western Canada have been forced to back down from claims that He gave them gold teeth.
A chastened Willard Thiessen, host of a daily religion program on Winnipeg television, admitted yesterday he was wrong in telling his tele-flock that God had inexplicably planted a gold tooth in his mouth.
It turned out the gold tooth had been implanted by his brother Elmer, a dentist in British Columbia.
"I'm embarrassed to tears about this," said Mr. Thiessen, president of Trinity Television. "I thought I had a miracle."
There has, in fact, been a rash of gold-teeth claims by evangelical Christians of late, said Mr. Thiessen.
"I told people to please check their dental records before they declare a miracle. Please check with your dentist," he said.
Mr. Thiessen is not alone in his embarrassment.
Dick Dewert, a religious broadcaster in Lethbridge, Alta., told a CJIL-TV audience during an on-air fundraising marathon in March that God had implanted a gold tooth in his mouth after a bout of intensive prayer.
But Dr. Jack Sherman, Mr. Dewert's longtime dentist, said he had put it in about 10 years earlier.
"It was an honest mistake," Mr. Dewert said at the time.
"I was sincere in what I said. When miracles appear to be happening, it's easy to get excited and, in my case, jump to conclusions."
Praying to God to repair teeth is just another way of asking God to reveal himself through healing, said John Arnott, senior pastor for the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, a charismatic evangelical Christian group.
Mr. Arnott said about 20 of his flock of 2,000 believe God polished their fillings or replaced them with gold after praying for such healing in March.
"You're skeptical at first. It takes us a while to learn that, really, God can do everything," he said. Verifying the claims has proven inconclusive, but that doesn't matter, he added.
"It's just the Father saying 'I love you, I know all about you.' That's precious to the person."
Mr. Thiessen also maintains that God does work through dentistry.
"In the 1970s, my wife, Betty, had two large cavities in her back molars," he said. "We were poor as church mice and couldn't afford to see a dentist. We were travelling and at a meeting, and, when it was done, they were filled."
Editor: Balaam's Ass Speaks-- Mr. Thiessen ought to abandon the Charismaniac binge he is on and return to his Anabaptist roots. Menno Simons taught NONE of this latter day nonsense.
August 23, 1999
Here is the latest of the lust for gold dust.
The Introductory letter is included
Well, your headline on Ruth Heflin's gold dust from heaven is timely as there is another report of gold coming from the heavens associated with the Intercession Leader from Brownsville Assembly of God...Lila Terhune.
Not to be outdone by Ruth, whom she will be sharing the pulpit with this week at a women's conference in Ohio,...this internet site claims that at an Intercession conference this year, where Brownsville's Lila and "Toronto Blessings" Carol and John Arnott "taught"people how to intercede ...God filled cavities with gold and they have pictures to "prove" it......just click to...
And while it looks like Lila was in Toronto for this miraculous tooth repair...Carol has just returned from a trip to Brownsville where she spoke at the annual women's conference...and testified to a packed house that Jesus gave her a bouquet of flowers, specifically the kind John her husband gives her, lilies of the valley. She claims that this happened in a vision (in color) while she was laid out on the floor of her church for 45 minutes while her hands and feet "would go right up in the air"
She said Jesus did take the flowers back but gave her a veil ...She says she doesn't want a crown when she gets to heaven just a hug from Jesus..."a big hug". she also said when she heard Randy Clark say the word warrior she had a vision of a sword five or six feet long and she VIOLENTLY wielded it. I guess this is the new doctrine being taught from the pulpit at Brownsville...and to read more and see how God changed His mind on divorce just for her and her husband,,,go to..
This is what the brownsville groupies flocked to hear ...and for even more goodies from their Arise Deborah Conference where it was reported that two leaders were "struck by the glory and SPUN LIKE TOPS IN THE HOLY GHOST" and where women were "dragged through doors" and carried out in wheel chairs...
Is this what Steve Hill was talking about when he bragged to Charisma magazine that they experience.."godly disorder" ? And God Bless you, Steve (Van Nattan) as you keep standing for the truth against these doctrines of devils....There are many who stand with you........Bridget
I have a source who sends me Revival Reports because he thinks I like them. One of these came in at the same time I got the above report. Here is an excerpt:
Blessed Quietness Journal --
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.