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"During the last three decades of the life & Ministry of Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin, the Word of Faith message as he taught it was hijacked & forced down an alley of self-indulgent greed. There it was brutally beaten by a violent gang of man-made & demonic false prosperity doctrines. The ones responsible for these crimes against Holy God & His people are presently being apprehended by the Holy Spirit & without repentance will soon be judged accordingly. Although prosperity in perspective is indeed the will of God, covetousness never has been & never will be a Christian virtue. "  Pastor John Hamel


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Live Table of Contents


Section One:  The Problem. The Hijacking of the Message of Faith


Chapter 1:  Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin Corrects the Errant Prosperity Preachers

Chapter 2:  Out of One Ditch & Right into Another  

Chapter 3:  The Prophet's Message Was for the Most Part Flatly Ignored

Chapter 4:  Disappointment upon Disappointment upon Disappointment

Chapter 4:  Wealth Proportionate to What God Has Called You to Do

Chapter 5:  The Key Error of the Most Popular Prosperity Preachers

Chapter 6:  Covetousness Is Neither a Virtue Nor a Leadership Quality

Chapter 1:  How to End Up Way Off Course, Embarrassed, Disgraced & Potentially Dead

Chapter 7:  What Jesus Taught Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin about Prosperity

Chapter 2:  Jesus Took Brother Hagin Back to the Simple Basics of Faith for Finances


Section Two:  The Solution. A Return to Simple Bible-Based Prosperity Teaching 

Chapter 1:  Stop Praying about Money & Claim Whatever You Need

Chapter 2:  Tell Satan to Release Your Finances

Chapter 3:  Tell the Angels to Cause Your Money to Come

Chapter 4:  Stay in Faith by Continually Thanking the Lord It's Working

Chapter 5:  Faithfulness to Your Local Church Is Essential to Prosperity

Chapter 5:  The Great Big Deception of "The Bigger Return"

Chapter 6:  What Will Become of the Disobedient Prosperity Preachers?

Chapter 5:  Pray That Church History Will Not Repeat Itself




Section One:  The Problem. The Hijacking of the Message of Faith


Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin is regarded by many as the father of the Word of Faith movement. His Ministry spanned seven decades after God miraculously healed him of a deformed heart and incurable blood disease when he was seventeen years of age.


Mark 11:22-24 was the keynote of Dr. Hagin's entire life and Ministry.


"And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain (symbolic of human problems and obstacles), Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore, I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that you receive them, and ye shall have them."


Dr. Hagin's Biblical revelations of the message of Faith and the Believers' Authority over sickness, disease, poverty and eternal separation from God have virtually revolutionized Pentecostal Christianity worldwide.


Chapter One: Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin Corrects the Errant Prosperity Preachers


Sadly, in the years prior to Dr. Hagin traveling home to Heaven, his Biblical message of Faith had been hijacked.  Not only hijacked, but hijacked by many of his own notable sons and daughters in the faith.  


Many faith and prosperity Preachers who proudly referred to Dr. Hagin as their spiritual father, even referring to him as "Dad," had greatly twisted and altered his teachings, particularly when it comes to the Biblical message of prosperity


As a result, and by the leading of the Holy Spirit, Dr. Hagin took upon himself the responsibility of correcting the extreme Biblical errors of the most notable prosperity Preachers who received him as their father.


Dr. Hagin was not so foolish as to believe the modern-day "Touch not Mine anointed" error which has so often been wrongly used to protect these notable hyper-prosperity Preachers.  


In early 1999, Dr. Hagin called a convocation of approximately two dozen of the most popular, prosperous prosperity Preachers.  This solemn assembly occurred on the campus of RHEMA Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA.  


Although this was a private meeting not open to the public, it was recorded in order that certain individuals might be able to hear the roll call of who was present, as well as what was discussed in that half-day meeting.  


A copy of those sound files has been made available to John Hamel Ministries.  


The comments and teachings you will read here are based in part on what I have personally heard on those sound files and what I have also read in Dr. Hagin's book, "The Midas Touch. A Balanced Approach to Biblical Prosperity." 


At the time of this convocation, Dr. Hagin instructed those present directly from his "Midas Touch" notes, as well as making a personal copy of that yet unpublished book available to them all.  Dr. Hagin also placed in their hands, individual copies of "All Things Are Possible. The Healing and Charismatic Revivals in Modern America" by David Edwin Harrell, Jr. 


I have read Mr. Harrell's book, particularly certain sections, several times.  It is a well-balanced history of the Charismatic movement of the 1940s and 1950s.  This book reveals some of the major errors of the key healing and prosperity Preachers of that revival. These were errors that ultimately led to severely grieving the Holy Spirit and to the shutting down of that entire revival.


Simply put, these Revivalists had lost their focus. They ceased to make repentance and salvation in Jesus Christ their first priority. They began to neglect the message of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, healing and deliverance and began preaching full-bore prosperity for the express purpose of their own personal gain.  


These four primary errors ultimately led to the premature death of virtually every healing Revivalist of that particular movement who had jumped on the supernatural prosperity bandwagon. 


Dr. Hagin pointed out that these very same errors were now being repeated by the Ministers and Ministries represented that day in Broken Arrow in 1999.  


Obvious to anyone who was in that room, or who has heard the sound files, Dr. Hagin was warning these popular prosperity Preachers that they, too, were now running the same risk of dying prematurely.


Although the sound files from that meeting are not available to the public, Dr. Hagin's book, "The Midas Touch," is readily available to the public.  Everything covered in that meeting is in this book for anyone who desires to discover in greater detail the many things for which Dr. Hagin corrected the individuals gathered that day. 


In "The Midas Touch" Dr. Hagin makes it perfectly clear that prosperity is indeed the will of God, but not the way it is being taught by most of those popular prosperity Preachers.


In one of his multiple visitations of the Lord Jesus Christ, Jesus sat by Dr. Hagin's hospital bed and told him, "If you will learn to follow this Inward Witness, I will help you in all the affairs of your life.  If My children will listen to Me, I will make them wealthy.  I am not opposed to them being rich, I am only opposed to them being covetous." ("I Believe in Visions" pg. 117)


Here Jesus is not promising to make everyone multi-millionaires.  To be rich means to have much more than is needed to do whatever Jesus has called each of us as individuals to do.  For some that will include millions of dollars, but for others it will not.  


However, Jesus promises everyone who obeys His Word will have exceeding abundantly more than what is needed to fulfill His plan and purpose for their life, to give the way He desires for them to give and to enjoy proportionate abundance.


"Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end." (Ephesians 3:20)



Chapter Two:  Out of One Ditch & Right into Another  


During that meeting Dr. Hagin made it clear that at one time the Body of Christ was in a ditch on one side of the road, wrongly believing that poverty represented humility.  He made it clear that the Body of Christ has now gone to the opposite extreme and is now in a ditch on the other side of the road, wrongly believing that great gain and great prosperity represents great Godliness.


"If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and according to the doctrine which is according to Godliness; he is proud, knowing nothing ... destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is Godliness; from such withdraw thyself.  But Godliness with contentment is great gain." (1 Timothy 6:3-6)  


Dr. Hagin pointed out the ridiculousness of the "Gain is Godliness" belief by sharing how great wealth could also mean one has just robbed a bank and is not Godly at all.


He pointed out that the "Giving to Get" message preached by most present in that room was ungodly and wrong. 


He pointed out that one's motive in giving is everything.  


Giving to be a blessing and to increase the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the Earth is the only true and proper motivation for giving.  God does indeed promise increase and abundance for doing so.  


However, giving solely for the purpose of getting a big return cheapens the Gospel and is improper, disrespectful and ungodly.  


Sadly, many of these big prosperous Ministries have wrongly allowed people to believe the bigger the Ministry you give to, the bigger your return.  That promise is found nowhere in Scripture.


Dr. Hagin also warned those present that in many cases they were living in unnecessarily extravagant homes and driving unnecessarily extravagant vehicles, which he explained "offends and injures many."  


In other words, a Minister living extravagantly does much more harm than good.


Dr. Hagin exhorted all present to pull their Ministries, their teaching and their personal lifestyles back in line with Scripture and to do what was most profitable for the Body, for the lost people of the world and not for themselves alone.



Chapter Three:  The Prophet's Message Was for the Most Part Flatly Ignored


Most every popular prosperity Preacher present in the room that day walked out of that convocation and ignored Dr. Hagin's Biblical admonition.


Most of them returned to preaching and teaching their errant prosperity doctrines. 


In many cases the prosperity Preachers' errors grew even worse.  


The prosperity Preachers became wealthier and wealthier.  


In the overwhelmingly vast majority of cases, their supporters did not become wealthier and wealthier right along with them.  


Reason being, their doctrine was Biblically errant and God was not obligated to keep prosperity promises these Preachers were falsely making on His behalf to their supporters.


The excessive prosperity Preachers now clearly understood, through Dr. Hagin's precise Biblical correction, their doctrine was deceitful and unbalanced, yet so many continue with it to this very day.  


They continue preaching and teaching their man-made doctrines.  Some of these doctrines are even demonic because those who rebelliously continued in error have now became seduced by evil spirits as a result.


In one of Dr. Hagin's key visitations of the Lord Jesus Christ, Jesus told him "an evil spirit will get hold of a person, even a child of God, if they will let him."  


This would include even Ministers of the Gospel.  


One can become so rebellious that they can become oppressed by and obsessed of seducing, evil spirits.  


The Apostle Paul instructed us to be particularly careful in these Last Days of rebellion and seduction by evil spirits. 


"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of demons; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron." (1 Timothy 4:1-2)


Each of those Ministers who walked out of that convocation, returning to their false doctrine in spite of having been clearly and Biblically corrected, began the process of searing their own conscience.  


A seared conscience is an open door to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons.  


A rebellious, disobedient, seared conscience rooted in covetousness is also an open door to the allowed judgment of a benevolent, loving God.


"For the time has come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of God?" (1 Peter 4:17)



Chapter Four:  Disappointment upon Disappointment upon Disappointment


After decades of false man-made and, in some cases, demon-inspired prosperity doctrines, those who support these bigger prosperity-based Ministries are still not prospering like the Ministers they give to.  


The givers are still not prospering, as they have been wrongly led to believe they will, through false "Giving to Get" principles and mantras such as "You can have Mercedes-style living, if you will give with Mercedes-style giving." 


Untold multiple thousands who believed in "giving until it hurts" have walked away disappointed and even angry with God because after years of giving they did not prosper as the Ministers wrongly promised.


Some of these Ministries even offer CD and DVD series with titles such as "Why Is My Giving Not Working?" 


Problem is, it costs even more money to purchase the supposed solutions, which for the most part only promote additional man-made doctrines and more twisting of Scripture out of context.


These disappointed people have not prospered because faith to prosper does not come by hearing man-made prosperity doctrines.  


Faith to prosper does not come from listening to doctrines of demons.  


This is the problem.  This is why their giving is not working.   


Faith to prosper God's way comes only through the proper preaching and teaching of the precious Holy written Word of God.  


That is the only solution.


"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God." (Romans 10:17)


It is impossible to have faith beyond what one actually knows about the Bible.  


Many Christians who have followed the excessive prosperity Preachers, simply do not yet realize that in so very many cases they have been taught contrary to the Bible.  


Dr. Hagin pointed out to those Ministers present that they were teaching doctrines contrary to the Bible and hurting people.  


Dr. Hagin also pointed out in "The Midas Touch" that everyone is not going to prosper the way most of these errant prosperity Preachers prosper.  That is contrary to what God promised in the Bible.



Wealth Proportionate to What God Has Called You to Do  


God has promised to meet the needs of every individual, in an over and above manner, but only based upon what that individual is called to do in this life.


Some individuals have grace for smaller Ministries which require less amounts of money. Some individuals have grace for bigger Ministries which require greater amounts of money. We are all called to minister only according to the amount of grace given. (Romans 12:6-8)  


Some individuals are not called to the public 5-fold Ministry but are called to a Ministry of Giving in order to financially support Ministries. This would require the need for greater amounts of money. (Romans 12:8)  


However, most individuals are simply called to serve in their local Church and to support their local Church through their tithes and offerings.  


Whatever a believer is called of God to do, God promises to give them more than enough to do their job and to give generously, keeping the cycle of abundance in motion.


"But this I say, he which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound towards you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work... Now He that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness; being enriched in everything to all bountifulness, which causes through us thanksgiving to God." (2 Corinthians 9:6-11)  


However, although God promises abundance and wealth in support of whatever He has called individuals to do, everyone is not called to be multi-millionaires.  It should be obvious to all after nearly forty years of wrong prosperity teaching by most of these major prosperity Ministries, the vast majority of their supporters are simply unable to live extravagantly in the way most of the popular prosperity Preachers do.  


In spite of the fact that the most popular ones continue to arrogantly declare, "You can have Mercedes living, if you will give with Mercedes giving!" it is just not happening.  In place of the promised Mercedes Benz automobiles, the ones who are giving and making the Ministers wealthy continue to labor to make on-time payments for their Toyotas and Chevrolets.  


Even common sense says what they have been teaching simply is not working - not for everyone. 


Not by a long shot.  


Dr. Hagin clearly reminded those Ministers present of what the Lord Jesus Christ personally taught him as a Prophet, from the Bible, concerning the true steps to a believer having their needs met in an over and above fashion.  That revelation can be found in Dr. Hagin's book, "How God Taught Me About Prosperity" which we will discuss in Section Two.  


Sadly, those Ministers walked away from their correction that day, not only ignoring what Dr. Hagin outlined from "The Midas Touch," but ignoring what Jesus taught Dr. Hagin in "How God Taught Me About Prosperity."  


What Jesus taught Dr. Hagin about how to prosper was not simply for Dr. Hagin's own personal benefit.  


What Jesus taught Dr. Hagin from the Bible was for the Body of Christ.  


What Jesus taught Dr. Hagin about how to prosper was and is the responsibility of all those prosperity Preachers present to share with their supporters, yet they still do not properly and consistently do so.  


It is my opinion that they do not do so because they are fearful that it could result in people no longer giving to them the way they need people to give to them to maintain the little kingdoms they have built.  


They are fearful of teaching people that their tithes and offerings should not be paid to their big name Ministries, but rather they should be paid to the local Church where the people attend. 


In most cases, these Word of Faith Ministers have become Word of Fear Ministers, at least when it comes to the subject of true Biblical Prosperity.


God knows my heart.  I share what I do here out of concern for many who have been offended, burned, bruised, injured and driven away by the man-made and demon-inspired doctrines of false prosperity.  


It is not my intention to hurt anyone. My intention is to help everyone whose faith has been severely damaged by these man-made doctrines and doctrines of demons.  


My job as a Shepherd is to lay down my life for hurting sheep.  


My job as a Shepherd is not to lay down my life and cover for other compromised, errant Shepherds.



Chapter Five:  The Key Error of the Most Popular Prosperity Preachers  


The fact of the matter is, even as Dr. Hagin pointed out to those present that day, the majority of modern-day prosperity Preachers are making the same mistake as the Voice of Healing Revivalists of the 1940s and 1950s.  


They are neglecting the message of repentance and salvation in Christ as their absolute number one priority.  


They are neglecting the message of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit as their second priority. 


They are neglecting the message of healing and deliverance as their third priority.  


They are over-emphasizing the message of financial prosperity, even teaching man-made and demonically-inspired prosperity doctrines, and ignoring what Jesus personally taught Prophet Kenneth E. Hagin about the basic Bible principles of how to prosper. 


Dr. Hagin clearly pointed this out to them.  Most walked out of that room and ignored him.  


This ignoring of God's Prophet and his warning of pending judgment is the key error of the most popular prosperity Preachers who were present that day in 1999 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA.


The very key error. 


Chapter Six: Covetousness Is Neither a Virtue Nor a Leadership Quality 


You will recall, in one of his many visions of the Lord Jesus Christ, Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin said Jesus told him, "If you will learn to follow the Inward Witness, I will help you in all the affairs of your life.  If My children will listen to Me, I will make them wealthy.  I am not opposed to their being rich, I am only opposed to their being covetous."  ("I Believe in Visions" pg. 117)


Judging by their ostentatious lifestyles, their extravagant choices of automobiles, aircraft, the multiple homes, the palatial mansions and estates that most of the popular prosperity Preachers and Christian television executives enjoy, there is no denying the fact they are not simply approaching covetousness.  They have actually entered well into the realm of covetousness and are living there.  


Covetousness never has been and never will be a virtue or a leadership quality.  


Covetousness and an extravagant lifestyle reek of a lack of self-control and a complete lack of consideration for others who desperately need to be reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 


Covetousness, as Dr. Hagin pointed out, "offends and injures many."


When God gives a Minister or a layperson wealth it is for service, not status.  


God gives money to Ministers and Believers for three primary reasons. Those three reasons are the same three primary reasons for which Jesus came to the Earth.  


First, Jesus came to Planet Earth to seek and to save the lost people of the world. 


"For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10)


The first and foremost reason God sends money to Ministers and Christian laypeople is that it might be utilized in the seeking and saving of the lost people of the world. This is done by the continual preaching of repentance and salvation in Christ. 


Sadly, the vast majority of the most popular prosperity Preachers are severely missing the mark here. One need not be an investigative sleuth in order to see that the salvation of the lost people of the world is very obviously not their first priority.


Second, Jesus came to Planet Earth to destroy the works of Satan.


"For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil." (1 John 3:8)


The second primary reason God sends money to Ministers and Christian laypeople is that it might be utilized to destroy Satan's works of killing, stealing and destroying human lives. This is done by the continual preaching and teaching of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, Divine healing and deliverance from demonic principalities and powers.  


Equally as sad is the fact that the vast majority of the popular prosperity Preachers are severely missing the mark here as well, even as Dr. Hagin alerted them. 


Third, Jesus came to Planet Earth that those who believe in Him might have life and have it more abundantly.


"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10:10)


The third primary reason God sends money to Ministers and Christian laypeople is that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly. 


In most cases, the most popular prosperity Preachers and their supporters have this reason for God sending money in the number one position, as opposed to the number three position where it belongs.  This is a glaring example of blatant covetousness.  


Covetousness can cause a Minister to lose their anointing to preach and to demonstrate the Gospel. It can also lead to premature death as was the case with all the Voice of Healing Ministers from the 1940s and 1950s who overly emphasized the message of prosperity for their own personal gain.


Without exception, every one of them died prematurely. 


Once again, Dr. Hagin was right when he stated, “Overemphasizing or adding to what the Bible teaches inevitably does more harm than good.”


During another of his many visitations of the Lord, Jesus even warned Dr. Hagin himself to be very careful about money. Jesus advised Dr. Hagin that many of His servants, whom He anoints for the type of Ministry Dr. Hagin had, become money-minded and lose the anointings and Ministries that Jesus gives to them. ("I Believe in Visions" pg. 52)


This is what we see occurring in the lives of most of the popular prosperity Preachers. They have become money-minded and have lost the anointing to do what Jesus originally called them to do. As a result, they have had their candlesticks removed, even as Jesus promised would occur when a Minister walks away from their first love.


"Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou has left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent." (Revelation 2:4-5) 


These particular prosperity Preachers and many Christian television executives have gotten off the path of strongly emphasizing repentance and salvation in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit Baptism, Divine healing, deliverance and how to walk by faith in a manner that is pleasing to God.  


By doing so, they have lost their anointings, their very lives are in jeopardy and many have become seduced by evil spirits taking advantage of their rebellion and disobedience. This problem with seducing spirits compounds their problem because it leads from one error to another.  This is especially true in the Last Days in which we are living.


"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of demons." (1 Timothy 4:1) 



How to End Up Way Off Course, Embarrassed, Disgraced & Potentially Dead


I will use the illustration of an airline pilot setting out to fly from Los Angeles to Miami. In his carelessness he allows his heading/direction indicator to remain off just one single degree.  Initially that does not sound like it could lead to much of a problem. After all, why worry about one little degree of error? 


However, over an extended range and period of time, that one little degree can take the pilot and his aircraft so far off course that they arrive in Boston instead of Miami. They unexpectedly arrive at a completely wrong, unintended destination.


All the time they were flying they were off course just one little degree, but because they refused to continually check their heading indicator all along the way, making every necessary adjustment to insure accuracy, they ended up far off course, embarrassed and disgraced as a pilot. 


In some cases when pilots do this, they exhaust their fuel supply, crash, burn and die.


This is what so many of the popular prosperity Preachers have done and are doing. 


In 1999 Dr. Hagin called them in to advise them to check their Biblical heading indicators.  He advised them that they were not only a degree or two off course, but they were severely off course and had been for quite sometime. 


In essence he was telling them, "Check yourselves. You are about to wreck yourselves." 


For the most part the popular prosperity Preachers rejected Dr. Hagin's Godly counsel and to date they are further off course than ever before. 


Many of them are now not only teaching false prosperity doctrine, but are also teaching false, bizarre unbiblical doctrines concerning Church unity, Catholicism, the Convergence movement, creation, homosexuality, the infinite presence of God, the unwillingness of God to judge individuals and nations, the Emerging Church and other so-called "revelations from God" that simply do not line up with Scripture.


None of these Ministers or Christian TV networks started out teaching some of the bizarre unscriptural things that they do. They started out mostly in line with Scripture, making simple human mistakes but refusing to repent and adjust those mistakes, bringing themselves back in line with the Bible.  


They started out a degree or two off course and were too prideful to receive correction.  Now, today many of them have misled hundreds of thousands, in some cases millions, and have been disgraced, face continual embarrassment, and without repentance, some are soon to crash and burn. This is what I refer to as "God's allowed judgment."


It is with heaviness of heart that I remind the reader of what Jesus told Dr. Hagin when He appeared to him in February of 1959.  Jesus told him if a Church, a Ministry, a Pastor, an individual, etc., would not accept his Prophet's Ministry that Dr. Hagin should just go his way, and shake the dust off his feet against them, so to speak. 


Dr. Hagin said Jesus told him if those whom he was sent to correct would not accept his Prophet's Ministry, then they were literally rejecting the written Word of God.  


Jesus went on to say that if a Pastor or Ministry leader would not accept him when Jesus sent him with a message, then judgment would come on the rejecter.  Jesus told Dr. Hagin they would be responsible for rejecting the messenger and the message, not him. (Ezekiel 3:18-21) 


Jesus told him, "There will be Ministers who don't accept it and who will fall dead in the pulpit." ("I Believe in Visions" pgs. 114-115)


As of this writing, the nearly two dozen Ministers and Ministries represented on the campus of RHEMA Bible Training Center that day in 1999 have had fifteen merciful years to repent and to adjust their heading indicators.  


Most of these popular prosperity Preachers have still not accepted Jesus' corrective message through His Prophet. 


Most have simply and selfishly refused to make any and every necessary adjustment.

They behave as if much time given to repent is an unwillingness on God's part to allow them to be judged, in spite of the fact Jesus told Dr. Hagin they would be judged.


Referring to repentance, Dr. Lester Sumrall said, "I am often amazed at what some people will allow themselves and others to go through just to avoid five minutes of soul-cleansing shame."


The popular prosperity Preachers will either repent or soon be judged, for God will not be mocked. 


"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." (Galatians 6:7-8)   



 Chapter Seven:  What Jesus Taught Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin about Prosperity


During the Broken Arrow convocation of popular prosperity Preachers, Dr. Hagin reminded them of what Jesus personally taught him in January of 1950 about using his faith for prosperity.  


He was encouraging them to abandon their false doctrines and their practice of taking Scripture out of context to stir people up for excessive giving. 


He was encouraging them to stop teaching false doctrine and to return to what Jesus had shown him was the Biblical way to receive the abundance Jesus has for all Born Again obedient believers.  


It is with great regret I share with you that, obvious to me at least, he was not taken completely seriously by everyone present - particularly the bigger name Ministries.  


For the most part, as I have continued to state in this book, the big name, popular prosperity Preachers did not return to emphasizing repentance and salvation in Jesus.  


They did not return to emphasizing the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, supernatural healing and deliverance from demonic harassment.  


They did not return to keeping things simple and consistently preaching and teaching what Jesus taught Prophet Hagin was the proper way to receive Biblical prosperity in perspective.


However, just because they chose to not stick with what Jesus showed His Prophet was the right way to receive abundance, does not mean that others have to continue to follow them in their error.  


Anyone can make application of what Jesus showed His Prophet and experience God's blessing on their finances. The Bible says God is no respecter of persons. (Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11)  


What God wants for one of His children, He wants for all of His children. 


This would include even those givers who have been sowing for years into the popular Preachers' false prosperity Ministries, never having received the abundant financial harvests they were repeatedly promised.



Jesus Took Brother Hagin Back to the Simple Basics of Faith for Finances


In January of 1950 while praying in the bedroom of his parsonage, Jesus gave Brother Hagin the following revelation concerning using his faith for prosperity. This encounter with Jesus is described in Dr. Hagin's book, "How God Taught Me about Prosperity."  


It is from this book that I learned what I am delivering to you here.


Jesus reminded Dr. Hagin, from the Book of Genesis, that He was the One Who made the world. 


He reminded him of Psalm 89:11, "The Heavens are Mine, the Earth also is Mine: as for the world and the fullness thereof, I have founded them."


He then reminded Brother Hagin that He made Adam.


"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." (Genesis 2:7)


Jesus reminded Dr. Hagin that all living creatures belong to Him.


"For every beast of the forest is Mine and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are Mine. If I were hungry I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof." (Psalm 50:10-12)


Jesus went on to remind Dr. Hagin that all the silver and the gold in the world belongs to Him.


"The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine, sayeth the Lord of Hosts." (Haggai 2:8)


Jesus explained that everything in the world belongs to Him because He made it. 


"For by Him were all things created that are in Heaven, and that are in Earth ... all things were created by Him and for Him." (Colossians 1:16)


Jesus made it clear that not only had He made everything in creation, but that He turned it over to His man, Adam, telling him, "Adam, I give you dominion over all the work of My hands."  Of course, this meant that now Adam had dominion over the world, the fullness thereof, the beasts, the fowls, the silver, the gold and everything else in the world.  


Jesus asked Brother Hagin, "For whom do you think I made the cattle of a thousand hills?  For whom do you think I made the world and the fullness thereof?  For whom do you think I made the silver and the gold - for the devil and his crowd? No! For My man, Adam.  But Satan came along and Adam committed high treason and sold out to him."


Jesus went on to explain that Adam was originally the god of this world and that was the way He planned it.  However, when Adam sold out to Satan, Satan became the god of this world.  When Adam bowed his knee to Satan, everything he owned now became Satan's.  But that was not the way God planned it.  


Satan was not the god of this world to begin with.  


However, he is now.


"But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine unto them." (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)


Satan will temporarily remain the god of this world until the angel comes from Heaven to lock him in the bottomless pit at the end of the great Tribulation Period.


"And I saw an angel come down from Heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that ole serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, and cast him into the bottomless pit and shut him up..." (Revelation 20:1-3)


For the time being Satan and his emissaries have control of most of the money in this world. People will use it to build great concert halls, performing arts centers, theaters, sports stadiums, shopping malls, holiday resort areas, amusement parks, honky-tonks and barrooms and nobody complains.  Yet when Christians want to use some of that money to build a beautiful Church or sanctuary to glorify God, people start complaining.  


Concerning this, Jesus told Brother Hagin, "I expect My people to have the best place in town to meet."  


Jesus also said He is not the one withholding money from Churches, families and individuals when Brother Hagin complained he did not have enough for his family or Ministry.  


"I'm not withholding adequate food and clothing from your little children. That's not Me, it's the devil.  He's the god of this world."



Section Two: The Solution. A Return to Simple Bible-Based Prosperity Teaching


During the January 1950 visitation Jesus told Brother Hagin, "The money you need is down there on Earth; it's not up here in Heaven."  He explained He could not rain money down from Heaven when His people have a need, because He does not have any of the world's currencies in Heaven.  And even if He did rain money down from Heaven, that would be counterfeiting. God is not a counterfeiter.


Now here is something that will help any of Jesus' children who have a financial need.  At this point Jesus quoted Luke 6:38 to Brother Hagin.


"Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall MEN give into your bosom."


Notice Jesus said "men" will give into your bosom.  He did not say "God" would give into your bosom.  


Jesus said He would cause men who were in the Earth to give into your bosom.


"Down there - down there!" Jesus emphasized to Brother Hagin.



Chapter One:  Stop Praying about Money & Claim Whatever You Need  


When Jesus strongly emphasized to him that the money needed is down on Earth, not up in Heaven, Brother Hagin asked, "Then what should I do?"


Jesus explained that Brother Hagin should stop praying about money, at least in the way he had been.  He wanted him to understand that he needed to stop asking God for money when God did not have possession of the money he needed.  Men on Earth are in possession of the money he, and we, need.  


Jesus said, "Claim whatever you need. Claim it because it's down there on Earth and Satan has the most control of it, because he's the god of this world.  Say, 'I claim ...,' naming whatever it is you want or need."


Claim what you need or want in Jesus' Strong Name.


Often, at this point, people will become upset that someone teaches God will go beyond our needs and meet our wants, but it is what the Bible says.


"The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want." (Psalm 23:1)


"The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing." (Psalm 34:10)


"For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God." (2 Corinthians 9:12)


Of course, we know to use common sense and good judgment when it comes to claiming the amount we want or need. 


Begin this claiming process by exercising your faith only on the things you need.  Do not claim some unnecessarily exorbitant amount you know you do not have faith for just yet.  


Start out claiming your rent or your automobile payment.  As God begins to meet you in those areas, stretch out a little further. Believe for extra to give to your Church missions program.  Believe for extra to go on that special family trip you've been wanting.  


As your faith grows and you begin to see supernatural results, increase the amount claimed.  


By starting off believing for a thousand dollars a month for the rent, you will soon be at the place where you will be able to claim more and more for your personal needs, your reasonable wants and to give more into the building of God's Kingdom.



Chapter Two: Tell Satan to Release Your Finances 


After having told Brother Hagin to "Claim whatever you need or want," He told him to say, "Satan, take your hands off my finances." Of course, this must be done in Jesus' Strong Name


"And these signs shall follow them that believe: In My Name shall they cast out demons..." (Mark 16:17)


"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." (James 4:7)


If you do not tell the devil to release your finances, God will not do it for you.  Almighty God has already done everything He is going to do about the devil for us. Now we must deal with him directly.


"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." (Ephesians 6:12)


During another visitation in December 1952 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, Jesus explained the following to Brother Hagin concerning the organization and classification of Satanic principalities and powers.  


"There are four divisions: Principalities, Powers, Rulers of the darkness of this world, and Wicked Spirits in high places, or in the Heavenlies.  The highest spirits with which you have to deal are the Rulers of the darkness of this world.  These are the highest types of demons with which you have to deal on Earth - the Rulers of the darkness of this world.  


"They rule all unsaved people ... they rule not only those who are within the darkness of this world, but they also tell the Principalities what to do. Then the Principalities rule over the Powers and tell them what to do.  The lowest type of demons have very little to do.  They do very little thinking of their own and are told what to do." ("I Believe in Visions" pg. 70)


Jesus also explained to Brother Hagin that "spiritual wickedness in high places" are evil spirits that human beings do not deal with. Jesus alone deals with those wicked spirits.


So it is clear that demonic principalities and powers are highly organized and classified into specific groupings. They have their own form of government, even as the angels of God have their own form of government


Satan learned the importance of organization and government when he was an angel called "Lucifer."  He is highly organized when it comes to using demonic Principalities and Powers to keep money out of the hands of believers in Jesus Christ who will use it properly.


When Jesus told Brother Hagin to say, "Satan, take your hands off my finances," He was making clear if the Christian does not exercise authority over Satan and demon powers concerning their finances, they would continue to be harassed in this area.


When dealing with finances, sickness or any other area where Satan harasses, we always address each of these entities in the following manner. "We bind the Rulers of the darkness of this present evil world and every demonic Principality and Power assigned against us in this area. We bind you away from this situation in Jesus' Strong Name."  


When it comes to finances we specifically tell them to loose the amount of money which we are claiming.


They have no choice but to obey, for Christ has defeated them and given us all rule and authority over them.


"And having spoiled principalities and powers, He made a show of them openly triumphing over them in it." (Colossians 2:15)


In other words, at the time of Christ's death, burial and resurrection on our behalf, Jesus defeated these highly organized Principalities and Powers. It is now up to the believer in Christ to simply enforce their defeat.


"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions (Rulers, Principalities and Powers), and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Not withstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice because your names are written in Heaven." (Luke 10:19-20)


Here Jesus reminds His disciples not only that they have all power and authority over these demonic principalities and powers, but that they must stay out of pride concerning it.  The believer must maintain an attitude of humility knowing that without Christ's vicarious suffering, we would have no authority over them.  


However, humbly keeping in mind what Christ has done in defeating them, we must enforce their defeat, demanding them to loose our finances in Jesus' Strong Name. Otherwise, our finances will remain bound.


Once the faith command has been given to Satan, do not repeat it for that would be an act of unbelief.  Tell him one time and then remind him, "I remind you that you are bound and now I am enforcing your defeat concerning my finances, in Jesus' Strong Name."



Chapter Three: Tell the Angels to Cause Your Money to Come


Having told Brother Hagin to "Claim whatever you need or want," and to say, "Satan, take your hands off my finances," Jesus then instructed him to give the following voice command.  


"Go, Ministering Spirits, and cause the money to come." 


"Lord, what in the world do you mean by that?  I never heard that before!" exclaimed Brother Hagin.


Jesus reminded him that angels are "...ministering spirits sent forth to minister FOR them who shall be heirs of salvation." (Hebrews 1:14)  


Brother Hagin had always thought that verse said that ministering spirits were to minister "to" not "for."  But Jesus corrected him, telling him, "No, it doesn't say they'll minister to you: it says they'll minister for you."


In clearing this up with Brother Hagin He used the illustration of going into a restaurant and sitting down, allowing the waitress to serve your table, or to minister for you.  Jesus told him, "You turn your order in, and she goes and gets it."  


Can you see what Jesus was saying, Reader?  He was literally telling His disciples to turn their order in for whatever it is they needed or wanted.  He said to send the Ministering Spirits out to cause it to come to you by saying, "Go, Ministering Spirits, and cause the money to come." 


Many Christians have no idea that the angels of God will hearken to their voice commands, as long as those commands are in line with the Bible and given in the Name of Jesus.


"Bless the Lord, ye His angels, that excel in strength, that do His commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His Word." (Psalm 103:20)


Can you see it?  The angels of God hearken to the voice of God's Word.  Well, who gives voice to God's Word in the Earth?  You and I do.  And when we do, Jesus said the angels will obey.


"Bless ye the Lord, all ye His hosts (still talking about angels); ministers of His, that do His pleasure." (Psalm 103:21)


The angels of God do His good pleasure.  


You may be thinking, "What does this have to do with my finances?"  


Let's look at Psalm 35 to answer that question.


"Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor My righteous cause (soulwinning, the Holy Spirit Baptism, healing and deliverance). Yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of His servant." (Psalm 35:17)


Notice, the Bible says that God has pleasure in your prosperity.  We just read in Psalm 103 that the angels of God "do His pleasure."


It is God's great pleasure to allow His Ministering Spirits to cause prosperity to come to us, but we must give the voice command to which they will hearken.  


At this point Jesus also explained to Brother Hagin, "The devil, Satan himself, doesn't do all the work of the devil.  He is like the captain of the hosts.  Demons and evil spirits do his work in the Earth.  They influence people.  They speak to people.  They try to get people to steal, to commit adultery, any and everything that is wrong."


Jesus went on, "On the other hand, Angels, who are good spirits, are also on Earth.  If you'll tell them to go cause the money to come, they will go and influence people for good - just as evil spirits go and influence people for bad."  


So we have seen how Jesus instructed Brother Hagin from the Bible that we must first claim whatever it is we need or want.  


Then He revealed that Satan must be told to release our finances.  


He also made it clear that we are to tell the angels to cause that money to come.  


However, it is important to point out here that Jesus did not say that we are to tell the angels to "bring the money."  


They cannot bring money to us.  


Angels will, however, influence people and circumstances in such a way to cause the money to come to us.  



Chapter Four: Stay in Faith by Continually Thanking the Lord It's Working  


This is the final thing Jesus instructed Brother Hagin to do in order to cause the money to come.  


He told him that once he claimed what he needed or wanted, binding Satan and loosing the angels, that was to be the end of the matter.  There is no need for further praying, as in pleading or petitioning.  


If Brother Hagin thought about the situation, he was to simply stay in faith by saying, "Thank God it's working!"


Even as Jehoshaphat and the Children of Israel gave praise unto the Lord causing their enemies to fight amongst themselves destroying one another, when we give praise for what we believe, we, too, will end up gathering the spoils of victory.  (2 Chronicles 20:20-25)


Unjustly bound in prison and in stocks, the Apostle Paul and Silas sang praises to God in the midnight of their lives. Their stocks were loosened and the prison doors were supernaturally opened. (Acts 16:16-40)  


So, too, our financial prison doors will open if we will do what Jesus instructed.  Say, "Thank God it's working. Praise the Lord, I claimed it, I bound the devil, I commissioned the angels to cause it to come and it is working, in Jesus' Strong Name."


Man is created in the image and likeness of God and is a natural born power seeker.  God made him to be that way.


Anyone who desires to find financial power with God, who is willing to take these steps including the prayer of praise and worship, will find their problem of giving and never properly receiving supernaturally resolved.


It goes without saying that all sin and un-forgiveness must be repented of.



Chapter Five: Faithfulness to Your Local Church Is Essential to Prosperity


Keep in mind that these four steps to abundance will only work for the one who is faithful in tithes, faithful in offerings and faithful to fulfilling the Great Commission in the Earth.  This is done primarily by serving in your local Church under a local Pastor.


Christian television viewing is no substitute for local Church involvement. It is to be a supplement only.


There is no need to be involved with any of the many gimmicky, ridiculously unbiblical, special offerings promoted by many of the Christian television networks or bigger prosperity-based Ministries.  


There is never a need to be involved with the deception of "You must be one of the next one hundred callers to give $1,000 in the next 10 minutes before the Holy Spirit leaves, in order for your home to be paid off supernaturally."  


That is simply not true, for the Holy Spirit will never leave you.


"For He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]" (Hebrews 13:5 AMP) 


There is never a need to yield to the pressure of "You must get up and give right now while this special financial yoke-breaking double anointing is flowing or you'll be missing the chance of a lifetime to get out of poverty."  


That is simply not true.  


There is no such thing as a poverty-destroying "special financial yoke-breaking double anointing" in the Bible.


Poverty is a curse of the law found in Deuteronomy 28:17 and Christ has already redeemed you from that curse.


"Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree: that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." (Galatians 3:13-14)


Christian television executives should be ashamed of the hired financial gunslingers they put on the air to intimidate and spook people into giving with dishonest, make-believe "anointings."


Popular prosperity Preachers should be ashamed of the things they do, say and cooperate with to manipulate people into excessive giving. 


Offerings such as these are man-inspired and not God-inspired. Many are demon-inspired. 


When gimmickry, high pressure techniques and deceptive offerings such as these are occurring, if you will listen down inside you will realize the Holy Spirit is giving you a red light about becoming involved. 


To override that red light is to disobey the Holy Spirit and that never leads to success.


The most important thing any of us as Christians can do with our finances is to support the fulfillment of the Great Commission, the preaching of repentance and salvation, healing and deliverance primarily through our local Churches and under our local Pastors.  


Seek God. Find where He wants you to be. He has a Church for you. Stay there and support that work.


'But now God hath set the members every one of them in the Body, as it hath pleased Him." (1 Corinthians 12:18)


If there is no local Church within driving distance for you, God will allow you to temporarily pay your tithes and offerings elsewhere by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Take upon yourself the responsibility of praying a Word-based Pastor and Church into your area. God will honor your faith.  Everyone needs to be in a local Church.


"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching." (Hebrews 10:25)


"Obey them that have the rule over you (Pastors), and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you." (Hebrews 13:17)


The Great Big Deception of "The Bigger Return" 


Many skip out on local Church involvement substituting Christian television viewing and sending their tithes and offerings to the Christian networks and the big prosperity Ministries. Many do so wrongly believing that if they pay their tithes and offerings to a bigger Ministry they will get a bigger return.  


Many Christian TV executives and big prosperity-based Ministries know their supporters are wrongly doing this with their tithes, but most never correct them. 


That is tantamount to stealing tithes from the local Churches around the country and around the world. 


Many Christian TV executives and big prosperity-based Ministries know their supporters are wrongly believing the lie of "the bigger the Ministry I give to, the bigger the return I get."  


They hardly, if ever at all, correct people for this type of wrong thinking because this error is making them extremely wealthy.  


Actually, some of them directly promote the unbiblical error of "the bigger the Ministry you give to, the bigger your rate of return." 


The most popular of the prosperity Preachers recently boasted that his Ministry was not only worth one billion dollars, but that he himself is a personal billionaire.  Why would someone reveal something like that so brazenly?  


The answer is because they know that people wrongly believe the lie "the bigger the Ministry I give to, the bigger the return I get."  


What better way to keep people giving into your Ministry than to let them know you are the biggest and the best of them all?


As Dr. Hagin was often heard to say, "It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic." 


Falling victim to such lies and deception eventually leaves the givers wondering why they themselves are not prospering the way they are being led to believe they will.


It is exactly these types of error, and more, that moved the Holy Spirit to have Prophet Hagin call in for correction that day in 1999 approximately two dozen of the most popular and prosperous prosperity Preachers.


Being faithful to your local Church and  your local Pastor with tithes, offerings and commitment is essential to your Biblical prosperity. God will not bless the rebellious.


Do not be fooled by the gimmickry and covetousness displayed on Christian television and by most of the bigger name prosperity Preachers. 


At the risk of being redundant I will say it again. The tithe belongs to the local Church and the local Pastor. 


This is not to say that we should not send offerings to other legitimate, well-balanced Gospel Ministries. That, of course, is permissible and profitable.  The additional 5-Fold Ministries of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist and Teacher require strong financial support from the Body of Christ as well.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you.  


However, all of our tithes and at least some of our offerings belong to our local Churches. 


The dream God puts in the hearts of local Pastors to reach their communities and the world cannot be fulfilled when their people rob them of tithes and send them to bigger Ministries wrongfully "believing" for a bigger return. 


That is wrong motivation for Christian giving and God will not honor it.  It must be repented of.


Far too many Pastors have given up on their God-given dreams, closing their Church doors because their people were being deceived by Christian television and big prosperity Ministries to send their tithes to them.  


That is robbing Almighty God.  


Those TV Ministers may as well knock off a liquor store on the way home from the TV studio.  


Heaven alone will tell how many local Churches were forced to close their doors because Christian television executives and popular prosperity Preachers were robbing them of tithes and offerings.


"Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed Me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed Thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed Me, even this whole nation. Bring (not send) ye all the tithes into the storehouse (the local Church, not the Christian TV Preachers), that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith sayeth the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open you the windows of Heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." (Malachi 3:8-10)


Have you been wondering why the windows of Heaven have not been opened unto you?  Examine yourself in these areas.  Do you bring your tithes to your local Church and Pastor?  Or do you send your tithes to the big name Christian television Preachers in the name of "giving to get" only?  


Have you been hindering your Pastor's God-given dream by sending his tithes to your favorite TV Preacher or Christian television network?


"Here men that die (Pastors) receive tithes; but there He (Jesus) receiveth them of Whom it is witnessed that He liveth." (Hebrews 7:8)


God promises if you will repent and be faithful to apply the few things you have learned here today from the Bible, He will indeed finally be able to prosper you and He will relieve your frustration.


"His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord." (Matthew 25:23)


"He that is faithful in that which is least, is (will be made) faithful also in much..." (Luke 16:10)



 Chapter Six: What Will Become of the Disobedient Prosperity Preachers?


We started this book by telling you how in early 1999 Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin called a convocation of approximately two dozen of the most popular and prosperous prosperity Preachers.  


At that time he corrected them, as a Prophet of God, notifying them they were running the risk of being judged unless they corrected their extreme, unbiblical prosperity errors.


He reminded them that every one of the extreme prosperity Preachers of the Voice of Healing Revival of the 1940s and 1950s died prematurely because of their false prosperity doctrine. 


He reminded those present that day in Broken Arrow that many of them were heading in the same direction.  


He reminded them prosperity is indeed the will of God, but not the way it was being taught by most of them.  


As expressed throughout this book, the Prophet's warning of pending judgment was not heeded. 


For the most part, it was flatly ignored - particularly by the most popular prosperity Preachers.


In his February 1959 vision, which was also referenced earlier in this book, Jesus revealed to Brother Hagin something very sobering concerning what would happen to individuals who would not receive his Prophet's Office when Jesus sent him to bring them a word of warning and pending judgment. 


Again, Jesus said to him that judgment must begin in the House of God, and if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the sinner and ungodly appear? If the Church (or its leaders) won't accept this (Prophet's) Ministry, then they wouldn't accept His Word.


Understand this, Reader. Jesus Himself said to reject the Office of the Prophet is to reject God's Word.  


Jesus went on to say that if a Pastor (or any Church leader) would not accept this message, then judgment would come on him.


"If I give you a message for an individual, a Church or a Pastor, and they won't accept it, you will not be responsible.  They will be responsible.  There will be Ministers who don't accept it and will fall dead in the pulpit," Jesus said.


Nine years prior to this, on Saturday, September 2, 1950, Brother Hagin received an earlier visitation of Jesus Christ. In that vision, Jesus told Brother Hagin that many of His Ministers die prematurely because they insist upon living in His permissive will and not in His perfect will.


As was the case with the disobedient prosperity Preachers of the 1940s and 1950s who died prematurely, Jesus warned the present-day excessive prosperity Preachers that they will travel the same road of tragedy and premature death if they continue to reject the merciful warning of His Prophet in 1999.


However, any one of them at any time can indeed repent and extend their lives, even as King Hezekiah repented and extended his life, having been warned of premature death by God's Prophet Isaiah. (Isaiah 38:1-6)


One does not have to be a Prophet to understand what Jesus meant when He spoke to Prophet Hagin, informing him that any who rejected the Lord bringing them a word of warning through him, including the disobedient prosperity Preachers, would ultimately be judged, and that quite severely.


"He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy." (Proverbs 29:1)


Pray That Church History Will Not Repeat Itself


Without repentance the disobedient prosperity Preachers are soon to be judged, even as the disobedient Voice of Healing prosperity Preachers were all judged. 


They have been given many warnings and many merciful years to repent.


You may be wondering how you can pray for these errant prosperity Preachers - some whom we love and once trusted. 


Some whom we watched as the Holy Spirit even used the U.S. Senate to try to bring them back on course.  


First, you may ask God to grant them wisdom that they might even more clearly see their error.


"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: with all thy getting get understanding." (Proverbs 4:7)


Second, you may ask God to grant them Godly sorrow for pridefully and selfishly rejecting Jesus' solemn warning through His Prophet that day in 1999.  The Apostle Paul said that Godly sorrow will work repentance in the hearts of the sinful and they just may yield themselves to it. 


God will not force them to repent, but He will grant them sorrow. It is up to them from there. 


"For Godly sorrow worketh repentance to deliverance not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death." (2 Corinthians 7:10)  


Finally, you may also ask the Lord to grant each one of them what our Pastor, Dr. Lester Sumrall, referred to as "The Gift of Repentance" for their deliberately untruthful but highly prosperous-to-them doctrines.


"And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them (the gift of) repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will." (2 Timothy 2:24-26)


Let us remain hopeful that through the Prophet's 1999 solemn warning of coming judgment and our prayers for God to grant them wisdom, sorrow and the gift of repentance, they will finally yield to the Holy Spirit and check themselves before they finally and irreparably wreck themselves.


There is always the hope that some will repent. 


This is why our loving benevolent Father warns and warns and warns before ultimately allowing judgment.


"...when Thy judgments are in the Earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness." (Isaiah 26:9)


"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them." (Romans 16:17)


"Against an elder (spiritual leader) receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses. Them (spiritual leaders) that sin rebuke before all, that others may also fear. I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality." (1 Timothy 5:19-21)


Be Blessed in Jesus' Strong Name ... John and Barbara Hamel


Recommended Reading: 

"The Midas Touch. A Balanced Approach to Biblical Prosperity" Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin

"I Believe in Visions" Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin

"How God Taught Me about Prosperity" Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin

"How to Write Your Own Ticket with God" Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin

"You Can Have What You Say" Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin

"Plans, Purposes and Pursuits" Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin

"Understanding the Anointing" Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin

"He Gave Gifts Unto Men. A Biblical Perspective of Apostles, Prophets & Pastors" Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin


"Why a Loving God Allows Judgment. A Bible Message to Fallen Christian America" Rev. John Hamel

"Dispelling the 'Touch Not Mine Anointed' Error" Rev. John Hamel




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