Has Rick Joyner’s Morningstar Ministries gone off?

I find it interesting when people are forced to take down videos, presumably by the very people who are exposed by the footage. This seems to have happened with the above – the video is no longer available.

If you take a look at this video, it seems clear enough that the “Morningstar Church” led by Rick Joyner, has embraced a kind of weirdness that seems very unholy and very unscriptural. It seems that the idea is for everyone to lay hands on one another and the expectation is that in the process some strange manifestations and strange spiritual impartations presumably from God will take place, while many enter into a kind of trance-like state under the influence of the tribal drumbeat.

This and some other clips I have seen of “Morningstar” remind me of the video clips of saw of the followers of the late Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh who practiced “dynamic meditation” – a kind of trancelike dancing to repetitive drumbeats.

Rick Joyner is the guy who is at work to help restore Todd Bentley to the ministry. Presumably, once a semi-plausible story of repentance concerning Todd’s adulteries and other sins can be put out there, people like Rick Joyner are going to use their influence to relaunch Todd Bentley on his career of imparting spirits to the people of God.

God help us.

What do YOU think?


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  1. Matthew chapter 7 verse 16-24 I’m afraid these people are ignorant to God’s word. 1st) The morning star was satan’s title. 2nd) See all the confusion going on? Taking their mind off learning the bible. They’re giving into an emotional lie and it’s a distracting them from growing and learning. I would not be surprised if they couldn’t win a bible quiz against a Muslim

  2. lookinforacity says:

    I will say, I haven’t got a clue who Todd Bentley is. Have never heard of the guy until this week.
    When was the last time anyone on this site posted anything good that the man did?
    Having never heard of him, I NOW know he is a Preacher of the Word of God, and he is an ADULTERER.

    The sin of adultery, is a conscious act.
    Heb 10:26-31
    26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
    27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
    28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
    29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
    30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
    31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

    God will deal with His representatives, we don’t need to be concerned about what this man has done or will do in the future. God knows how to clean His own house. Now as far as Rick Joyner is concerned.
    2Pe 2:1
    But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

    Where is the point where concern ends, and gossip starts, we aught to be very, very careful that “we” to do not sin.
    Our position should always be, just to inform the body, that part of the body needs prayer.

    1Co 12:26
    And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

    Mat 5:29
    And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.


  3. Listen to some messages from Pastor Jonathan David from this site – http://www.jonathan-david.org/archive

    He is the Founder and Senior Pastor of All Nations Sanctuary (formerly Full Gospel Centre) Muar, a governing kingdom church in Muar, Johor, Malaysia. He is also the Presiding Apostle of the International Strategic Alliance of Apostolic Churches (ISAAC), a network of governing churches and ministers across the nations.

    If you want bible based, solid truth preaching, I suggest you find out about him and find a Pastor who is one of his spiritual sons (like our pastor here in Qld) in your area. They will be members of the I.S.A.A.C. network of churches. There are others out there who are adhering to scripture I’m sure, but they are increasingly hard to find, as friends of ours recently discovered.

    Good luck and I hope and pray that you get planted in a church which God calls you to!!!

    • Hey Site ,

      How in heaven are we to know what is good and what is not good for us ?

      Just last night I watched Rick Joyner on God TV , and boy he spoke
      eloquently ,…..and if I may say so , ….with authority,……..

      Cut to this site , ……and you say that he is part of the Todd Bentley gang !!!
      Holy Crumbs !!!
      Adulterous , fibbing Todd Bentley.

      That is the problem with the Pentecostal / Non- Denominational Church.
      It is tough to make out who is a sheep , who is a wolf
      and who is a shepherd !!!

      Anybody care to educate me on this ?

      Anyone ready to come out with a list of acceptable and
      un-acceptable Christian Preachers ?

      Or can we compute one ?



      • Hebrews 12:2 say this: Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Our focus should be on Christ, not on man. Man will fail you because he is impertect. It is good to had Godly preachers and teachers. But we can not hold them in the same light as Jesus Christ is. Man will make mistakes and he will do things wrong and some preachers and teachers will fall, mainly because of their own pride and foolishness. But for us we have high Priest who know how to minister to his children. Hebrews 4:13-15 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. Let the Lord Our God teach you and when you here Godly teaching, The Holy Spirit will confirm the word that you are already hearing.

        • In connection with this, a man man tore out his own eyeballs in an Italian chapel Sunday. I don’t understand why there are people who takes messages from the bible literally.

      • If you want to take a look at Rick Joyner’s site you’ll probably still be able to see that he had videos of himself with Todd Bentley. Just google “Rick Joyner” “Todd Bentley” in google together like that.

        It is noble to want to restore people, and in my view, Todd Bentley received a genuine ministry from God at one stage, but true restoration happens when we confess, repent and forsake the sin. The adultery thing was not the deepest error or sin in the whole Todd Bentley fiasco, but it is the one sin that its hard to get away with doing openly, and still be accepted as a genuine minister of God – though people do try even that one now.

        One question that arises is this. Is the whole ongoing relationship of Todd and Jess adulterous? If not, why not? Because they got a marriage certificate? Because a big name preacher endorses them?

    • Hey Site ,

      How in heaven are we to know what is good and what is not good for us ?

      Just last night I watched Rick Joyner on God TV , and boy he spoke
      eloquently ,…..and if I may say so , ….with authority,……..

      Cut to this site , ……and you say that he is part of the Todd Bentley gang !!!
      Holy Crumbs !!!
      Adulterous , fibbing Todd Bentley.

      That is the problem with the Pentecostal / Non- Denominational Church.
      It is tough to make out who is a sheep , who is a wolf
      and who is a shepherd !!!

      Anybody care to educate me on this ?

      Anyone ready to come out with a list of acceptable and
      un-acceptable Christian Preachers ?

      Or can we compute one ?



      • I am still not sure about Todd. I am posting cause of the accusation that he’s an adulterer and a liar.
        So I’m asking for proof he’s either. And is it in his past or present?

        Vijay et al, unless you have proof someone is misrepresenting himself you should not say such. Remember, it’s one of the ten commandments.

        There are many, many good preachers and teachers.

        • Timothy Luke says:

          Saturday, March 07, 2009 Headlines…
          Todd Bentley marries woman whom he had extramarital affair with….

          An affair is a lie within itself.

        • This is not a Court room where we have to give proof.

          Despite that , ……..let me tell you , Jesus our Lord said , “He who divorces his wife and marries another , ……..commits adultery”

          Todd Bentley ,…….has divorced his wife and married another.
          Does this not qualify as adultery ? ;….or are you looking for some
          more ‘proof’ ,……………….like a video clip of him and his girlfriend ,…
          in bed ,………………..;-)

          You’ll have to count me out on that one.

          Get real man !!!

          If you look at the Toronto Revival or what ever it was ,
          there was a least one case ,….where a resurrection from
          the dead was faked ,………supposedly to bring people to Christ.

          Phew !!!

          I have not come across worse bull crap than that.

          Come on Christians , ……wake up ,…..and smell the coffee.

          We are not going to win people to Christ ,…..by faking stuff.

          If you want to make money , ……go join the Stock Market.

          If you want large crowds to cheer you ,……..become a foot-ball

          Dont mis-use the name of Jesus.
          It brings an almighty curse ,………it really does.

          I wont be suprised if something really horrible happens to Todd ,

          One other I cannot understand is why preachers like Rick Joyner & Jack Deere ,
          have to go to try and minister and save Todd Bently.

          There are a thousand other more genuine people in the sub-ways of New York ,
          to whom they can minister.

          Understand this guys , …..if the Church and her preachers , cannot live by
          their own rules , …………they lose all their credibility ,……..
          and get Christianity becomes just another pagan sham.

          We pray Lord , ….that You send your Holy Spirit to guard both the sheep
          and the shepherds.



      • Tony Van Oort says:

        I’have been brought to read the scripture only all churches what I see are full of errors the closest ones to truth theology are seventh day ad but they also lie and have errors but concerning end times they are pretty close to the bible look up the series of proff Walter vieth if u watch his D V Ds you will get a deep under standing but any thing else I don’t see real Value in being in a denomination We are deft living in end times people need warnings of sin preached and the punishment s that go with it what we need is to go back to small churches and pastors that are born again and I mean those that have a real re birth and we need to watch them pray together they are to be followers of the whole scripture not just chose and pick of certain verses 1tim 3 1-13is part my guide line and a truly called pastor must be one who shuns all worldly things must not even be enticed by things of the world another thing is computer and T V out with this garbage we must get rid of satens devices this is the problem with the church’s if we don’t have strict rules in our assemblies #1the ten commandments which Christ explains in detail .but what do our pastors they don’t even read them these are God given for the whole human race all through scripture we see the results what happens when u leave them out of our lives see 1sam 1to chap 3 the low ebb that Israel had dropped to the priests were thinking only of them selves what was in there for them . Doesn’t it look familiar today from Gen to Rev-the warnings are in place all Ten Commandments must b followed Jesus said if you love me keep my commandments Stay With The Scripture Only. In Christ Tony

  4. Rick Joyner has been mixed up for years, because he has never been a proponent of sola scriptura. Once you depart from Scripture and start entertaining your own imaginings as authoritative, all bets are off.

  5. warrior daughter says:

    It is getting to be where you must hunt for a true man of God one that will base his life and ministry on the Word of God…Even in the small churches, pastors have picked up the beliefs of heretics, feel good experiences, word of faith , God is a unlimited ATM and all you need to do is give to this ministry,ect….The air waves and the internet are full of these charletons….The words these ministries give out are very enticing and are believeable until you research and find out for yourself how they error……
    Considering Rick Joyner here is a link to a person who was greatly involved in the deceit of Morningstar ministries…
    Look for ADRIFT IN THE RIVER OF GOD part 1-3…Part 4 is yet to be posted…….


  6. Mark Clayton says:

    Hi Can anyone recommend a church in the Western Sydney area. I am looking for a bible based church and have been in the Charismatic world for some years but recently God has been leading me to seek sound doctrine and my eyes have been opened, I have been listening to podcasts from David Wilkerson and others and am looking for this type of teaching without the legalistic religious approach. just truth, probably a big ask

    • Tony Van Oort says:

      Go to chapel library or mount Zion bible church in Pensacola Florida ask for some of there booklets they send very good and deep ly rooted there phone no is 8504386666 try it may God bless u in finding truth Your friend in Christ Tony

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