Miracle In Trinidad?

To the Reader: The following article is based on video-footage from Benny Hinn’s June 2, 2006 This Is Your Day telecast of the Sunday, May 21, 2006 Trinidad and Tobago “Miracle Crusade,” at Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Please note that because the video-footage from Benny Hinn’s crusades is available on his website for a limited time, the reader is encouraged to review the entire video-footage as soon as possible at http://www.bennyhinn.org/television/weeklyreview.cfm .

For further information and news releases on Benny Hinn’s Trinidad and Tobago crusade, please refer to the Benny Hinn/Trinidad & Tobago Controversy at http://www.christianresearchservice.com/BHinn9.htm .

Man Feels Vibrations, Touching,
Under Benny Hinn’s ‘Anointing’

Researched and Compiled by:
Bud Press, Director
Christian Research Service
June 2, 2006

“Government dignitaries joined a multitude from throughout the islands of Trinidad and Tobago to be part of an amazing outpouring of healings and salvations. On this memorable telecast, go into the beautiful Queen’s Park Savannah as God moves mightily among precious people of all ages who attended the three-day Holy Spirit Miracle Crusade. Watch Now!” (This Is Your Day WEEKLY GUIDE, Benny Hinn Ministries, June 2, 2006, click HERE).

On the last day of Benny Hinn’s Trinidad and Tobago “Miracle Crusade” of May 21, 2006, Hinn explains to the viewing audience that members of the government and pastors are in attendance. Hinn then introduces the former-President of Trinidad and Tobago, A.N.R. Robinson.

For the next few minutes, Robinson quotes from Joel 2:28 (or Acts 2:17), and shares his excitement over Benny Hinn’s This Is Your Day telecasts, plus numerous dreams that have finally been fulfilled:

“Whenever I heard the program with Benny Hinn was coming on, I would rush to see the program,” Robinson said. “I never thought I would be standing on the same platform as Benny Hinn. But you know, I kept dreaming that I would be on the same platform, and that dream has come true. And what a wonderful dream it is to be with him and you.”

As the crowd applauds, and as Benny Hinn smiles from-ear-to-ear, Robinson shares his “vision” of a “united Caribbean region,” with “Trinidad and Tobago as the helm at the top.”

“It is a dream I have held since I was a boy,” said Robinson, “and it is a vision that is coming true.”

Continuing, as Robinson and Hinn stand together arm-in-arm, Robinson maintains that Benny Hinn is his brother, and that the battle being fought in Trinidad and Tobago isn’t against the people, but a spiritual battle.

“And let all of you be aware!” proclaims Robinson, “Let Trinidad and Tobago know! Let the world know that the spiritual battle of Trinidad and Tobago has been won tonight!”

As the crowd erupts into shouts and applause, Hinn and Roninson embrace each other with a hug.

Next, citing 2 Chronicles 7:14, Benny Hinn prays for the people of Trinidad and Tobago:

“Father, I remind You of Your words. You said, ‘If My people, called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray, seek My face, I will hear from heaven; I will forgive all their sins and heal their land.’ Heal Trinidad, and heal Tobago. Heal this nation.”

For the record, here is 2 Chronicles 7:14 from the King James Version:

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Notice the difference a few words can make.

At 14:45 into the video-footage, Benny Hinn asks his brother, Henry Hinn, “What’s going on?” As he escorts a woman on-stage, Henry Hinn yells, “Thirty-years, pain in the back! The pain is gone!”

Excited over her supposed healing of chronic back-pain, the woman begins jumping up-and-down on the stage. As the woman continued jumping, Henry Hinn diverts his attention away from the woman, and turns his attention to the choir at the rear of the stage. Benny Hinn then asks Henry Hinn, “Is she from the choir?” 1

“NO!” shouted Henry Hinn. “THERE’S PEOPLE GETTING HEALED ALL OVER THE PLACE!” And as Henry Hinn quickly walked away from the jumping woman towards the choir at the rear of the stage, he shouted “COME ON!” at the top of his lungs.

As Henry Hinn’s shout echoed in his brother’s ears, Benny Hinn and his two catchers turned their attention away from the jumping woman, and focused on the choir at the rear of the stage. Seemingly oblivious to the woman, Benny Hinn began walking towards the men’s choir.

At 15:19 into the video, Henry Hinn walks quickly away from the men’s choir carrying a pair of crutches in his left hand, and assisting a man from the men’s choir to the main-stage, where Benny Hinn awaits. In the background, most of the choir-men were clapping, shouting, and jumping up-and-down in excitement.

The man, who walked with an unmistakable limp, would later tell Benny Hinn of his near-fatal auto accident “eight months ago,” where he suffered a broken leg, fractured pelvis in two places, damaged bladder, and dislocated shoulder.

As the man hurried towards Benny Hinn, he found himself on his back after receiving the “anointed” touch from Hinn’s hands. As he lay on his back, the man’s body began to shake and tremble.

“Pick him up!” shouts Benny Hinn to his catchers. The man, now standing upright, falls backwards, again, this time under an “anointed” push from Hinn’s right hand.

As he has done so many times in past crusades, Benny Hinn leads the man in the usual pick up your legs/lift your legs/move your legs up and down/walk across the stage routine. The man complied with Hinn’s wishes, and tries to run across the stage.

“You’ve got a thing; what do you have on your leg?” Hinn asks the man. “Tell me, what do you have on your leg?”

The man lifts the cuffs of his pants and says what sounds like, “A supra Cad-Cam. 2 I was in an accident eight months ago.”

And at 16:38 into the video, under the watchful eye of Patrick Manning, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, the man describes the near-fatal injuries he sustained during the automobile accident.

Although the man was still limping, Hinn asked, “Is the pain gone?” The man lifted his hands into the air and replied, “Well, I’m feeling much stronger and able to walk.”

Suddenly, as if on cue, Henry Hinn shouts, “Pastor, he’s been coming every night with these crutches! Every night! Singing to the choir! Believing God! God will heal him!”

Immediately, Benny Hinn faces the crowd, raises his hands and shouts, “People, stand up and shout unto God with a voice of glory! Hallelujah!”

The crowd goes wild with excitement.

Remember the jumping woman who supposedly suffered from chronic back-pain? At 17:06 into the video, she is seen laying on her back with her hands in the air, as Benny Hinn walks around singing into the microphone.

At 17:19 into the video-footage, Benny Hinn points to the man (who is, again, laying on his back), and shouts, “Look at this power! Look at this anointing flowing there! Look! Look! Look at this!”

What Benny Hinn wanted everyone to see is the man shaking and trembling under the so-called “anointing.” At one point, the man’s upper-torso undulates and lifts off the stage-floor numerous times.

18:09 into the video, Benny Hinn looks into the camera and proclaims, “Happening in Trinidad, sweet people of God–all over the world. I’m telling you, this is happening in Trinidad and Tobago.”

As the man continues to lay on the stage-floor, undulating and trembling under the “anointing,” Hinn says, “This precious man has been coming, singing in the choir, believing God to heal him. The power of God. Look at this flowing through his body!”

Still on his back, the man seems to be in a state of euphoria–completely detached from his surroundings.

“Come pick him up, quickly, Johnny and Pat!” Hinn instructs his catchers. As the catchers lift the man from the stage-floor, Hinn asks, “Brother, what’s happening to you? What do you feel on you?”

“Just feel all sorts of things going through me,” said the man.

“What going through you?” asks Hinn.

“Vibrations and feelings and things touching,” said the man. “I really can’t explain them all. Hallelujah.”

“How do you feel?” asks Hinn.

“Feeling strong. Hallelujah. I feel delivered,” the man said.

At 18:57, Hinn instructs the man to start walking back-and-forth on the stage. It is here that the man seems physically drained, exhausted, and even in pain.

At 19:23, as the man walks towards the camera, the video records the man still limping, and what seems to be a grimace of pain in his face.

Moments later, after the man shares his desire to serve the Lord, Benny Hinn instructs him to, “Go back to your doctor. Have him check you out. Have him just give you a whole test. You gonna be amazed, and so will he, brother.”

The segment ends at 20:57, and cuts back to the This Is Your Day telecast.

One need not be a doctor or physical therapist to know when someone is walking abnormally and in pain. Most importantly, where in the Bible does it say that when Jesus healed someone, they remained partially blind, partially diseased, or walked away limping?

It doesn’t.

Finally, the following Scriptures provide a detailed account of what happened when Jesus Christ healed someone, and when God healed someone through the apostles:

The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them (Matthew 11:15).

Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand!” He stretched it out, and it was restored to normal, like the other (Matthew 12:13).

And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased; And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole (Matthew 14:35-36).

And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them (Matthew 15:30).

Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached (Luke 7:22).

And all the more believers in the Lord, multitudes of men and women, were constantly added to their number, to such an extent that they even carried the sick out into the streets and laid them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on any one of them. Also the people from the cities in the vicinity of Jerusalem were coming together, bringing people who were sick or afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all being healed (Acts 5:14-16).

For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed (Acts 8:7).

No braces. No crutches. No more pain. They were made perfectly whole.

1Odd that Benny Hinn would ask if the jumping woman was from the choir. While the male choir-members wore white shirts, black ties, and black pants, the female choir-members were dressed in blue robes.

2After reviewing this portion of the video numerous times, it was determined that the man was referring to a Cad-Cam brace or Cam Walker, which adds comfort to the injured limb, and assists the person while walking. For further information on the CAD-CAM Walker, please refer to http://www.ankleshop.com/boots.htm .

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