Fake charismatic healing is becoming a multi million dollar business (even billion in some cases). An example of these wolves in sheep’s clothing is Benny Hinn. You may or may not have heard of him, but he will bring people up on stage, wave his hands at them as if he was casting a spell, and they will fall over, obviously fake falling. Below is a photo of him
I want to share with you a comment I recently read on a video of Benny Hinn. I do not know if this person is saved or not, I even sent him a message, but his comment destroys what Benny Hinn does it said “I am a Christian with a serious 20 year old injury and had attended this crusade in the hopes of a healing. I was sitting in the fifth row from the front. I had observed Mr. Hinn waving his hands and his on-stage assistants would fall over at this gesture. I did however notice that these stage hands were looking for Mr. Hinn’s hand gestures and thought to myself that this was phoney. Later, a couple of his assistants would touch the centre pews and the people in the entire row would collapse in their seats. I prayed that if this was not of God that it would not affect me and if it was, then fine. The second row collapsed, then the third and forth. Now my Row. Everyone in my row collapsed except myself and the person to my left. At that point Mr. Hinn was frozen on stage and just stared at me and I stared right back at him. ” Well played sir, but I hope you are saved, and if you aren’t, I pray you get saved. Now onto a scriptural refutation of this chaos.
These fake healers, like Benny Hinn, would have people decieved into thinking that there is physical healing in the atonement, and love to quote the following verse and prophecy of Christ’s work on the cross to support this doctrine.
Isaiah 53:4- surely he (Christ) hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
There is a major problem when charismatics quote this verse though. Grief does mean sickness, and sorrows does mean diseases, but this verse is a prophecy of the healing Christ would do PRIOR to His work on the cross, in which we have Salvation, not physical healing. This is cleared up in the following verses in which the prophecy is fulfilled.
Matthew 8:16-17- They brought unto him (Christ) many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word and healed ALL that were sick: That it might be FULFILLED which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bear our sicknesses.
All throughout the Bible, it is made very clear what Christ’s work on the cross is for. It was for Salvation, not physical healing. Before we reach conclusion, I want to share one more verse with you.
John 15:24- If I had not done among them the works which NONE OTHER MAN DID, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
Anyone claiming to have the charsimatic gift of healing, from Benny Hinn on down to those tent revival meetings, are wicked false decievers that just want your cash and nothing more. Do not be decieved by them. In the name of The Lord Jesus Christ I write unto you. Amen