REDDING, CA -- It was a setting that allowed Godís servant to speak freely. It was once said by a wise man that a man with an experience is not subject to a person with a doctrine. Todd Bentley spoke under the cloud of God at the Breakthrough Conference in Redding, California. "I had an encounter one time where I was permitted to taste the glory that Moses tasted. For a moment I was undone, it would take me an hour to try to describe the encounter. When I came out of my room my face literally glowed with the glory presence. As I stepped into the kitchen my wife washing dishes fell under the power. Her friend screamed, she screamed in fear because my face filled the whole room with light in the living room. Hereís what she said, ĎYour face is glowing," then she almost passed out on the couch."
It was session seven at Redding, California and the powerful witness of His glory was in the room as each word Bentley spoke brought a peculiar glory that was witnessed by my son Jonathan and I while we listened. The night would be a special night where God would use Bentley to draw people into the glory in the hope of a supernatural encounter. "Have you ever thought of just how much of God you could receive and feel in your physical flesh. Jesus was so filled with the presence that his very clothing was filled with the glory. Peter was so filled with the glory that at the presence of Peters shadow people were healed. This shadow of Peter is referring to the same word as to how the Holy Spirit came and overshadowed Mary. Were talking about the presence of God resting upon you. You can see healing come by the laying on of hands or you can see healing come through the presence of God. Weíre talking about the presence of God upon you to heal people. We have touched realms of glory of the Spirit, a young deaf man in Rowanda was instantly healed as he stepped down to touch the grass where I was hosting my meeting. He was on his way home. A person with a large tumor drove onto the grass, the moment he touched the grass the tumor was instantly healed. A manís body covered with tumors was sitting at a bar when the vibration of the meeting came into the bar. He was instantly healed. In a hospital of 65 terminally ill patients, after the team visited, two days later every one of them walks out healed. I want you to think about the glory that was on Adam. Enoch walked so close with God one day he was not. Just how close can I get to the glory. Enoch walked so close to God that one day God said, I might as well take you home. God took him, thereís so much more. Abraham spoke to God face to face as a friend speaks to a friend. Moses was spoken to face to face, the possibilities of the nearness of God. The nearness of God of what they touched of men and women of old, their story and where it was written in the bible. The stories that were written in the bible brings me to be my floor and not my sealing.
Bentley posed the question of when was Heaven created? I want you to look in Colossians 1:16 "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible." Why would God create an invisible realm? The invisible realm was created so you would have to seek, so you would have to exercise and learn to use your spiritual sense. God did not create an invisible realm so you could not see it, so one day when you die you could see. God in His infinite wisdom made it invisible so you would have to find it, its not that He doesnít want you to live there. God created you into two worlds. When you were born, first you were born of the dust of this earth and then you born of the breath of His Spirit. We are so comfortable with the earth, but everything that came out visible was crated by the invisible, "weather they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers all things were all created by Him." In Genesis 1: God did not create a heaven but he crated heavenly places . Heavenly places, he created in Heavenly places." Bentley spoke of three levels of heaven. In second heaven is a place of angelic presence against demonic battle. The creation of the earth is found in Genesis 1:
Bentley said that he had a teaching on heaven called the School of the Supernatural Realms of Heaven, it is a 16 chapter study that is a 150 page manual. When Bentley went into this area of teaching there seemed to be a divine presence that showed up in the church. "I was teaching sixteen hours and at the end I fell out under the power and went into heaven. I was supposed to pray for people that night through the impartation, but found myself laying on the Sea of Glass Like Crystal, I have been there on three occasions. As Iím laying there on the Sea of Glass Like Crystal as the angel comes and grabs me by the scuff of my neck and drags me face down and throws me onto a wall. It was a pearl crystal white wall. I didnít know there were walls in heaven until this happens. The wall goes up for several miles, as the angel carried me up the wall by the scuff of my neck I looked down and I could see the Crystal Sea Like Glass and the thrown. The wall was a pearl-like crystal white wall with diamonds. As I got to the top of the wall I could look down. As I looked down I could see the thrown, it was just as big as a dinky car. The angel pointed to a room. I was taken into a room where there were children who were black, they were about five, six and seven years and no more than ten years old. I asked the Lord, ĎWho are these Lord?í These are children from Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia who had died by war, famine and disease. I said to the Lord there innocent children and the Lord said they are Muslim. They are in Heaven because their parents are Muslims and they had no other choice but to be Muslims, thatís all they have ever known since birth. This is the age of grace Todd -- they are children, they are not required of their own sins yet. I excused them because they had the innocence of a child. The angels were teaching them in Heaven before they were permitted to leave that room to joined the rest of the population of Heaven, they were all in one room. After that the angel took me outside, he then asked me if I wanted to go into the room where there were babies who had been aborted? I said no, but I knew by divine revelation there were babies who had been aborted. Their nursery care workers were the angels, the cloud of witness, the apostles and saints who had went on before. They would all take active shifts of teaching, training, and discipline and loving until they came to a place of maturity in Christ where they could join the rest of the population in Heaven. The other day I was taken by chariot to Heaven while I was in Toronto I stood in the cloud of witness. It is a real cloud and out from the cloud stood Peter, Paul and John G. Lake. The cloud was like an early morning mist and I was laying in some kind of council chambers for some divine strategy. They never said anything to me but there was something understood that was coming, a oneness with God is about to be revealed."
Bentley spoke about the cloud of witness and he used it to explain his own personal experience of being in that cloud in heaven. Zechariah 3:1 And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at the right hand to resist him. Joshua was taken into Heaven and was told that he would be given real access among these who stand here. Bentley then moved to Zechariah 3:7 to explain his experience in Heaven of these in the seventh verse. Who are these? They are the saints and the cloud of witness in Zechariah 3:7. That verse says, "If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by. Places of my walk and my courts, I will give you free access among these who stand here. Who are the these? The saints, the cloud of witnesses -- I want you to stand among these -- he was speaking to a prophet man who lived on the face of the earth. In realms of glory there is place right now in revelation that God is making available to the people on the earth.
There was an encounter I had in Kansas City while I was in the shower, and in my minds eye I saw myself on my hands and knees before the feet of Jesus in worship and he placed a new mantle on me and it was a healing anointing.. The Lord said, "I want you to act out what you saw in your minds eye in the living room and synchronize heaven and earth. I simply got on my hands and knees in the living room in the natural and began to act it out, at that moment heaven opened and an angelic being with a sword in my hand with the scripture and on blade of the sword it read, Hebrews 4:12. Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful , and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. The angel put the sword in my hand and said that this is the anointing of Hebrews 4:12. Simultaneously the angel visited four others on my team at the same time. Jill Austinís visitation was noted in front of five thousand other people at the same time, Jesse Friend one of our partners also had the visitation from the angel, along with one another man." The visions of Todd Bentley is for a now day church, it must be noted that while my son Jonathan and I were in the Bethel Sanctuary on Thursday, June 24, 2004 a heavenly glory absorbed us and a tremendous presence of God was around during the entire time of this testimony.