The Laws of Prosperity
In 1999, Benny Hinn was the most famous and controversial prosperity preacher and faith healer in the world. But to me, he was my anointed uncle whom God was using to show us how to live a life of blessing and abundance. It was the way God intended everyone to live—we were living proof!
In one sermon I heard growing up, my uncle taught us that if we wanted God to do something for us, we needed to do something for him. This applied to everything—especially miracles. Whenever possible, Benny would preach to the masses that if they wanted a miracle for their sickness and disease, they needed to give money to God.
No money? No miracle!
Giving to God was the secret to unlocking your dreams. It was the secret to job promotions. It was access to our divine bank account.
My uncle often told the story of how he got out of debt using this system of belief. His father-in-law had told him that in order to be debt free, he needed to pay God. Benny explained that once he started emptying his bank account and giving money away to ministry, money started showing up from everywhere!
One of Uncle Benny’s heroes who taught him about this system of believing, giving, and receiving was Oral Roberts. It seemed he could open the windows of heaven and cause them to rain down blessings on his own life. It was a simple money-in, money-out transaction, with God as the banker.
Roberts had used his teachings on money and faith to rise out of obscurity and into stardom, then helped others do the same. Now, so was my uncle.
For a long time, things went well for the Hinn family. We were happy, healthy, and rich. But inevitably, real life intruded for my mom’s side of the family. That’s when we went into damage control mode.
When I was in fourth grade, my uncle George was diagnosed with cancer. He had been pastoring at our church after my dad hired him, and I thought the world of him. With five kids in the family, my uncle George and my auntie Debbie were facing a monumental challenge.
The situation worsened. After a skin graft, the best efforts of doctors, and our prayers for healing, Uncle George experienced a stroke, along with setbacks to his health that eventually led to his passing away. It was devastating.
Sunday after Sunday, we heard from the pulpit, “God has guaranteed healing! Just have faith and God will do whatever you ask him to do.” So many people had been brought up on stage and declared healed. So many people, but not Uncle George?
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Costi Hinn