Who is Emma?
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:1-2).
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1).
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” Matthew 7:15-23).
What started in Brownsville and Toronto a few years ago has erupted in another display of the unbiblical, ridiculous and downright satanic. This time
the chief promoter is a man named Todd Bentley. By his own admission he states that he an occult practitioner, mother-beater, and convicted burglar and child abuser before he supposedly came to Christ. He says that God told him to cover his body with tattoos (some of which are clearly evil) and wear pins in his face. One such tattoo is of the face of Christ. Would God tell a man to break the second commandment? “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth” (Exodus 20:4) and “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD” (Leviticus 19:28). He is known to be violent with those coming for healing, deliverance and anointing. On various videos he speaks of kicking, punching and choking people on the platform. Does any of this appear, even in the slightest way, to be the nature and character of Christ? If not, then we have to ask, “Who is Todd Bentley serving?”
The devil’s desire
The Bible says, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psalm 91:1). Even a child could interpret this text correctly, but no so Todd Bentley. Take note of what he is saying in this quote:
“He who dwells, not visits, dwells in the abode of God shall be like the Most High in that you will be uppermost, far above, in the highest excellence of anything that you do in your life as supreme ruler in your circumstances. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High is supreme, far above uppermost, highest heights of heaven, lofty, excellence, overcoming Christian. Are you understanding me?!?”
I think we understand him all too well, for he sounds exactly like the god he serves. “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High” (Isaiah 14:12-14).
Todd then says, “You see, I want to be fruitful; I want to be far above. I want to be a conqueror; I want to be a mountain of strength; I want to be greatness. You know, we like that word greatness. Well, he who dwells in the secret place of the Most High automatically comes into everything that the Almighty is. It happens.” But God has an answer for that desire, “Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit” (Isaiah 14:15).
The angel Emma – who is she?
If it is not God empowering Todd Bentley’s ministry, who is? As I said above, I believe Satan is behind this so-called revival that is gaining strength around the world. How can I be sure of this? Bentley claims that an angel called Emma comes to him, teaches and guides him. Is he lying? I do not believe so, but it is easy to figure out who this angel is. “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14).
Here is Todd concerning Emma, “Twice Bob Jones asked me about this angel that was in Kansas City in 1980: ‘Todd, have you ever seen the angel by the name of Emma?’ He asked me as if he expected that this angel was appearing to me. Surprised, I said, ‘Bob, who is Emma?’ He told me that Emma was the angel that helped birth and start the whole prophetic movement in Kansas City in the 1980s. She was a mothering-type angel that helped nurture the prophetic as it broke out. Within a few weeks of Bob asking me about Emma, I was in a service in Beulah, North Dakota. In the middle of the service I was in conversation with Ivan and another person when in walks Emma. As I stared at the angel with open eyes, the Lord said, ‘Here’s Emma.’ I’m not kidding. She floated a couple of inches off the floor. It was almost like Kathryn Khulman in those old videos when she wore a white dress and looked like she was gliding across the platform. Emma appeared beautiful and young – about 22 years old – but she was old at the same time. She seemed to carry the wisdom, virtue and grace of Proverbs 31 on her life. She glided into the room, emitting brilliant light and colors. Emma carried these bags and began pulling gold out of them. Then, as she walked up and down the aisles of the church, she began putting gold dust on people…Within three weeks of that visitation, the church had given me the biggest offering I had ever received to that point in my ministry. Thousands of dollars! Thousands!… During this visitation the pastor’s wife (it was an AOG church) got totally whacked by the Holy Ghost – she began running around barking like a dog or squawking like a chicken as a powerful prophetic spirit came on her. Also, as this prophetic anointing came on her, she started getting phone numbers of complete strangers and calling them up on the telephone and prophesying over them… Then angels started showing up in the church.”
Bob Jones was once locked up in a mental asylum where he claims that God told him either kill or forgive people. He is known for stripping young girls naked before prophesying to them. What a foundation Todd Bentley is built upon. The angel Emma teaches a different Gospel than the one we read in Scripture. “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed” (Galatians 1:8).
So who really is Emma? The name Emma means, “All-embracing one” and “universal.” It is also derived from a Hebrew word for healer. We know that Satan counterfeits the Lord Jesus in every possible way to cause confusion, so we should not be surprised to learn that the name Emma is a shortened form of Emmanuel. But there’s more!
The Encyclopaedia Britannica identifies Emma-o as a Demon Ruler of Hell: “Emma-o in Japanese Buddhist mythology, the overlord of hell … judges the souls of men… The sinner is sent to one of the 16 regions of fire or ice assigned him by Emma-o for a fixed period of time until the next rebirth.” According to http://www.godchecker.com, Emma-o “lives the good life in a large castle covered in gold, silver, pearls and jewels.” Therefore Emma is really Satan!
The last statement of the previous quote is very significant too. Todd Bentley says, “So when I need a financial breakthrough I don’t just pray and ask God for my financial breakthrough. I go into intercession and become a partner with the angels by petitioning the Father for the angels that are assigned to getting me money: ‘Father, give me the angels in heaven right now that are assigned to get me money and wealth. And let those angels be released on my behalf. Let them go into the four corners of the earth and gather me money.’” In another place he said, “She glided into the room, emitting brilliant light and colours. Emma carried these bags and began pulling gold out of them. Then, as she walked down the aisles of the church, she began putting gold dust on people.”
Thus says the word of God concerning Lucifer, “With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: By thy great wisdom and by thy traffic hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches: Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created” (Ezekiel 28:4-5, 13).
No wonder Todd says, “So when I need a financial breakthrough I don’t just pray and ask God for my financial breakthrough. I go into intercession and become a partner with the angels by petitioning the Father for the angels that are assigned to getting me money: ‘Father, give me the angels in heaven right now that are assigned to get me money and wealth. And let those angels be released on my behalf. Let them go into the four corners of the earth and gather me money.’”
This message is not meant to be an exposé of Todd Bentley; there are many web sites that can be referred to for more information regarding his teachings and practices. By finding out who the so-called angel Emma is, we see very clearly that the man is following a false and demonic spirit. Sadly, tens of thousands of gullible Christians worldwide are being led on the path of destruction in Hell. “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).