GOD TV, Bethel, Lifestyle Christianity & IAHM endorsing demonic ‘grave-sucking’.

Engaging with the demonic should be avoided at all cost. Unfortunately, so-called ‘Christian’ institutions, ministries and churches are not afraid to partner or associate themselves with people who engage in unbiblical activity, particularly the practice of ‘grave-sucking’.

In this article, we highlight the practices of necromancy of Ben Fitzgerald and those who endorse him, (such as Bill Johnson of Bethel, Reinhard Bonnke and Daniel Kolenda of Christ for All Nations, International Association of Healing Ministries, Lifestyle Christianity, GOD TV and so on).

Last year, (NAR Apostle) Dr Michael Brown invited (NAR Apostle) Bill Johnson onto his Line of Fire program to promote his book:

When liars defend liars: Dr Michael Brown whitewashes the heresies of Bill Johnson.

Seventeen minutes into the ‘Line of Fire’ program linked below, this dialogue occurs between Michael Brown and Bill Johnson:

Brown: Do you endorse, preach, teach, encourage the practice of going to the graves of deceased men and women of God to try to suck the anointing out of the earth?

Johnson: No. Absolutely not.

Once again we find, under Bill Johnson’s leadership, this is simply NOT true.

Do you remember the Bethel leader speaking in this video?

The person speaking is Ben Fitzgerald. In 2014, Ben Fitzgerald was STILL advertised as a leader of Bethel church. Here he is being advertised at the Global Legacy Conference:


Ben Fitzgerald
Ben Fitzgerald is a Pastor at Bethel Church in Redding California. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, He met Jesus in an encountered that deeply changed him late in 2002 whilst he was dealing drugs. Since then Ben has lived passionately about one thing, showing the world Jesus in his everyday life and taking the good news of the Kingdom to the nations. As he travels extensively, Ben loves to help people live in Gods fullness of freedom and identity. He is the founder of the Empowered Evangelists network and Godfest Inc, and has a deep conviction that the future of Europe will be transformed by radical believers living free and proclaiming Jesus bodly. He also enjoys to prank people, don’t leave your food around him too long.

Source: ​Walk like Jesus – living a fear free life with Ben Fitzgerald, Global Legacy, http://globallegacy.com/events/walk-like-jesus-living-a-fear-free-life-with-ben-fitzgerald, Accessed 19/07/2017. [Cached]

Here he is advertised for the Awakening Europe event:

“Ben Fitzgerald is the Leader of Awakening Europe and GODfest Ministries. He spends a lot of his time traveling abroad as an Evangelist and for several years has been a Pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California. Originally from Australia, He met Jesus in an encounter that deeply changed him late in 2002 whilst he was dealing drugs and extremely broken. Since then Ben has lived passionately about one thing, showing the world Jesus in his everyday life and taking the good news of the Kingdom to the nations. Ben loves to help people live in God’s fullness of freedom and identity and has a deep conviction that the future of nations will be transformed by radical believers living free and proclaiming Jesus boldly.”

Source: Awakening Europe, http://www.awakeningeurope.com/speakers-en/ben-fitzgerald, Accessed 19/07/2017. [Cached]

It’s important to note that when that video was recorded and uploaded, Ben Fitzgerald was at that time a Bethel Pastor. In other words, Bethel had a ‘grave-sucker’ as a pastor. This proves that Bethel leadership 100% promoted the idea that grave-sucking (aka necromancy) was a biblical practice and Kris Vallotton was hiding the fact that Bethel leadership publicly promoted this practice.

(Michael Brown – you were either lied to by your friends Kris Vallotton and Bill Johnson – or you are complicit in covering up Bethel’s demonic practices.)

Here are photos of that expedition from a Bethelite who was there when the above video was recorded:


Source: Lisa Means Helberg, FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1748313623968&set=pb.1122630458.-2207520000.1500624379.&type=3&size=600%2C800, Uploaded December 23, 2011. (Accessed 20/07/2017.)


Source: Lisa Means Helberg, FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1748313903975&set=pb.1122630458.-2207520000.1500624379.&type=3&size=600%2C800, Uploaded December 23, 2011. (Accessed 20/07/2017.)


Source: Lisa Means Helberg, FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1748314183982&set=pb.1122630458.-2207520000.1500624379.&type=3&size=800%2C600, Uploaded December 23, 2011. (Accessed 20/07/2017.)


Source: Lisa Means Helberg, FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1748312343936&set=pb.1122630458.-2207520000.1500624379.&type=3&size=600%2C800, Uploaded December 23, 2011. (Accessed 20/07/2017.)

The problem however is that Ben Fitzgerald is STILL endorsed not only by Bethel, but by a number of so-called ‘Christian’ institutions. These institutions should be avoided and exposed for promoting this ‘necromancer’, as God himself forbids necromancy:

“There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD.” Deuteronomy 18:10-12

In Pentecostal and Charismatic ministries especially, it is a big deal to lay hands on the sick and the spiritually oppressed. Healing ministries (such as International Association of Healing Ministries) are also involved in endorsing demonic practices such as necromancy/gravesucking. Christ for All Nations is the ministry of Reinhard Bonnke and Daniel Kolenda – NAR Apostles who claim to move under the power of the Holy Spirit.

These are the institutions that endorse Ben Fitzerald’s ministry:


Bethel, Lifestyle Christianity, GOD TV, Christ for All Nations, International Association of Healing Ministries.

Source: Awakening Europe, http://www.awakeningeurope.com/, Accessed 20/07/2017.

Christians must distance themselves from ministers and ministries who are prepared to endorse necromancers in the name of Jesus. God did not tolerate ancient Israel for allowing these demonic practices to continue – nor does He in the New Testament:

I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.” 1 Corinthians 5:9-13

Do you really think their ‘Awakening Europe’ event will be blessed by men who carry the ‘power and anointing’ of the demonic? Why do we tolerate such practices in the name of the one we claim to love, Jesus Christ?

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