Note to the reader:
After watching on TV the teaching referred to in chapter 11, and because the author was disturbed by the monetary appeal at the end of the teaching, he went to YouTube and made a search for the video with the said teachings. He found the clip and that explains why he was able to do the transcription below.
The following is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6VnRXPPrLE
The author does not guarantee the continued availability of the video clip at the above link. It is important to note the video clip maybe removed by the owner at will and the author has no control over this.
Transcript of part of the video clip entitled Jesus Christ Revealed in the Tabernacle, Part 2, May 1, 2015.
The host introduces the guest:
He is a mighty man of God with a great church outside Chicago.
The guest begins his appeal:
Right now you are watching me and this program has been going on and this rises up in my spirit, just for you, only for you!
You’ve got to watch me, just for you! Something have been stolen from you! I mean something has been ripped off; your children! Maybe on drugs; maybe have been separated; a breakdown in your marriage; or your job; or something that you had. There is loss. I just hear the word “Loss!” I hear the word loss. You remember this time when Samuel [Samuel] when he was gonna prophesy over Saul, but Saul went out to find his daddy’s donkeys and his servant was with him and they finally gave up we cannot find our loss and the servant said, ‘there is a seer, we go see the seer; we go see the prophet; if we turn on the ministry, maybe he can give us a word”. The Bible says that Saul said that we don’t have any offering to give him and the servant said that ‘Oh yeah, I’ve got a shekel here. If we give it to the seer or the prophet, he will then know that we have respect and honour, and what we honour will come to us” And the Bible said, they discovered their loss. The Prophet Samuel spoke to them in prophecy and said you will find what you lost because you honoured a man of God.
The Bible says that Job lost everything. I am talking to someone and I want to say this real quick, just for a moment because the Spirit of the Lord is about to do something. You are about to recover; you are about to get back what the enemy has stolen from you. The Bible says that Job lost everything that he had and he lost it probably in three to ten minutes and this is only a minute and a half that I’m gonna give you because I believe this is just for you. The Bible says that he lost everything: he lost his children, they died; he lost everything. And maybe you haven’t lost as much as Job have but you have lost something and God connected with Pastor Hinn today. And I wanna tell you that I sense in my spirit that God is gonna give you back what you lost and can I use my faith with Pastor together? We gonna believe in just a moment, you gonna get back double. The Bible says that Job put seven rams and put seven bullocks on the altar. When he put that offering on the altar, God stood up, pointed His finger at the devil and said, ‘you give him double everything you’ve stolen from him’.
I sense something rising up right now! I sense you going to your phone at this very moment and saying, ‘I’m going to put 77 dollars offering upon the altar. The moment you put that offering through the phone line or through the computer or however you can get it in the next few moments, I believe in my spirit, God’s gonna rise up and say, ‘Satan, what you have stolen from him: their children; their health; their money, you gonna have to give it back’. I want you to go to the phone and even after we’ve gone off the air, I want you to get on the phone and say: ‘You know what? I’m gonna find my loss; I’m gonna get back what the devil has stolen from me.’ And I’m gonna tell you right now, I’ve got five seconds, and I’m gonna tell you what the devil is saying. Whatever you do, don’t listen to him, turn your television, turn another channel quickly, because Satan knows that when you give the offering, it gives God the right to put a weapon in His hand to destroy and rebuke he devourer that has come against you. In the Name of Jesus, I declare it; I feel it; I sense it! You’ve watched me, you are the person and in Jesus Name, go to the phone now! As we go off the air get to that phone because you are about to get back what you lost. Seventy seven dollars, go to the phone now!
There is a dangerous tendency catching pace by the day. The work of God is increasingly being supported by “selfish givers.” These are people who give basically because they want something back—they give with conditions attached. And why not? Preachers emphasize this. The success of an appeal to give depends on how much a preacher convinces people that they will be blessed when they give—and blessed big. This has created room for robbers to put on robes and defraud unsuspecting believers.