Posted by: John Edwards | May 25, 2009

The Great Healing Revival????

The Great Healing Revival????

I started listening to Kenneth Hagin in 1994 and I graduated from RHEMA in 1998. I heard an awful lot about the Great Healing Revival that took place underneath the big Gospel tents all across the country from 1947 until 1953. At RHEMA we studied the key players in this healing revival and we even watched old black and white films of the services and the healings. Brother Hagin and some of the other instructors gave us many testimonies of incredible healings and miracles from this era in Pentecostal history.
True to my Obsessive Compulsive nature, I dove into the history of the Healing Revival with all of my being. I read every book that I could find on it. I studied AA Allan, William Branham, Jack Coe and the others night and day. I had a night security job with Oral Roberts and I often sneaked into the archives room to watch those black and white films and to listen to the sermons on tape. One night I took Oral Robert’s microphones that he used in the tent meetings and held it against my heart and cried out to God for the same healing anointing. From 1994 to 2008 I read and studied faith and healing.
I went to see all of the main faith healers in action, and even assisted some of them back stage. I have been to see Benny Hinn, Joyce Myers, Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Hagin Jr, Kenneth Copeland, TL Osborne, Oral Roberts, Richard Roberts and many others.
I never ever saw one single miracle, ever. My definition of a miracle is when someone is instantly cured through prayer of an incurable disease or injury without the help of a doctor or medicine. Now I have witnessed many people testify of being healed, but I never saw a blind man see, or a retarded child healed or some double amputee get his limbs back. I have never seen any one get raised from the dead.
It took me fourteen long years to realize that I had been swept away in a world of deception and corruption. In 2008 I began to intensely research the “OTHER SIDE” of the Healing Revival. It never happened. Plain and simple. Millions of people were caught up into the emotion of hope and hype that they swallowed everything that they heard the faith healers say. Many, many sincere Christians were scammed out of their money.
There is a complete psychology on how to fake healing meetings and how to manipulate people into coming forward to claim healings. On the right hand side of my blog, there is a link named “How to fake a healing” that you can clink onto to study how this is done. You can also read the wonderful book called “Counterfeit Revival” to see how easy it is to hypnotize a church crowd into a emotional frenzy that even has temporary psychosomatic results.
Faith Healing is a very lucrative and profitable business venture. There are many ministers out there raking in billions of dollars while enjoying a cult like following from sincere people that want to experience the power of God. There have been many movies made about the subject including “The Miracle Woman”, “Leap of Faith” and “Elmer Gentry”. Those movies used to make me mad when I was in the Word of Faith, but now they make me realize how foolish I had been!
Please do not email me some miracle testimony unless you can prove it with documentation, medical records and sworn affidavits. By miracle I mean the kind Jesus and the Apostles did on a daily basis for free with no offerings or jets.
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