[UPDATE Dec 14 2017: Fitzgerald appears to have confirmed a comment made by a reader that reports the following about the linked ‘Knighting Ceremony’ for Bethel School graduates. In response to a query as to what’s going on. the reader writes:
“This is a commissioning ceremony where graduates are being released into the service of Joel’s Army. The ceremony is very similar to what is seen in the Knights of Malta initiation. Ricky Joyner is in the Knights of Malta.”
Just below the reader’s comment, Ben Fitzgerald does not refute this but states, “Wow wonderful picture, thanks for the reminder. What an amazing day that was.” For more information on Rick Joyner and the ‘Knights of Malta’ – read here.
Screengrab taken on Dec 14 2017.]
Can we assume that when students graduate from Bethel School of the Supernatural, they are… knighted? In 2010 many were knighted by Kris Vallotton and Bill Johnson. If anyone can email us to explain why actual swords are involved, what this means and what is said in this spiritual rite, it would be greatly appreciated.
Often cults will perform such rites to indicate who has the higher spiritual authority. This is because they wish to highlight their authority with word, deed and spiritual impartation/suggestion.
The person highlighted in this particular knighting ceremony, (as it called by the author of the screen grabs below), is Ben Fitzgerald, who later became a Bethel Pastor and teacher in Bethel’s School of the Supernatural.
Here are the images where Ben Fitzgerald was ‘knighted’ by Bill Johnson and Kris Vallotton:
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