“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”
Matthew 7:15 King James Bible
Prophet Manasseh Jordan called me on my cell phone Friday afternoon. Not sure how he got my number, but the Lord works in mysterious ways. He left an extended message from his 1-800 number, telling me that he knew I was going through a very hard time and I needed God’s intervention. He said I must join the Prayer Circle and urged me several times to call 1-800-234-9071 for more information. I was wondering if Prophet Manasseh may have called any of you.
Prophet Manasseh Jordan
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I was compelled to google Prophet Manasseh and found out very little about him except that he started training at the tender age of 8 with televangelist and faith healer Benny Hinn, who looks like a Greek Jon Lovitz.
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According to prophetmanasseh.com, Manasseh is a 20-year-old Christian minister currently based in Boston and appearing weekly on BET’s Morning Inspiration. The son of Prophet Bernard Jordan, he is a self-proclaimed prophet, motivational speaker, CEO and author of The Art of Spiritual Protocol.
“Prophet Manasseh has the unique ability to motivate people to move through mediocrity and embrace excellence and wholeness in their lives.” (https://prophetmanasseh.com)
Since so little is written on Manasseh, I thought I’d research his mentor, Benny Hinn. I learned that Hinn is best known for his “Miracle Crusades”—revival meeting/faith healing sessions held in sports stadiums in major cities, which are later broadcast on his TV program, This is Your Day. Hinn was born in Jaffa in 1952 to Palestinian Christian parents and raised in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. Shortly after the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, he and his family moved to Toronto, Canada. As a teenager, he converted from Greek Orthodoxy to Pentecostalism, and joined a singing troupe of young evangelics (Wikipedia). He moved to Orlando, Florida and founded the Orlando Christian Center in 1983, claiming that God was using him as a “conduit for healings” (Wikipedia) and thus held healing services at the church. His first nationally-televised healing service was held in Flint, Michigan in 1989, and in the 90s his daily talk show emerged.
Millions attend his Holy Spirit Miracle Crusades every year. The largest healing service in recorded history was the one he held in India, where 7.3 million people (3 services) were said to attend. Celebrities such as Evander Holyfield attest to his power. Holyfield claimed to have had a “warm feeling” go through his chest when Hinn touched him. Benny Hinn Ministries are said to support 60 mission organizations throughout the world and several orphanages, and claim to feed over 100,000 children annually and support 45,000 children daily from donor contributions. I think that is all terrific.
Hinn asserts that God has instilled in him the power to carry out supernatural acts of healing. At his Miracle Crusades, he has supposedly cured attendees of blindness, deafness, cancer, AIDS and severe physical injuries. However, investigative reports by the Los Angeles Times, NBC’s Dateline, CBC’s The Fifth Estate and 60 Minutes have all questioned the validity of such claims. In November 2004, The Fifth Estate did a special entitled “Do You Believe in Miracles?” on transgressions they believed to be perpetrated by Hinn’s ministry. Most telling was the discovery that those most desperate for a miracle such as quadriplegics, the brain-damaged and others with obvious physical conditions, were not allowed on stage and directed to return to their seats. During a Canadian service, hidden cameras showed a mother carrying her daughter who had muscular dystrophy, being stopped by two screeners when they tried to get on line for their “blessing” from Hinn. The screeners asked the mother if her daughter Grace had been healed and when she said no, they were instructed to return to their seats. It appears that those who are generally permitted on stage are those with unseen maladies such as various forms of cancer and heart disease.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, so I am assuming that Prophet Manasseh is following in Hinn’s shady footsteps. So, for now, I will not be returning Manasseh’s call and joining the prayer circle. I hope he can find it in his heart to forgive me.
In this video, it appears to me (I am wearing my glasses) that Manasseh shoved one of the congregants to the floor. What does it look like to you?