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The article below is from the Revival Waves of Glory Ministries website.  This in my estimation has to be one of the best con jobs of selling one's beliefs to another that I have ever read.  Though claiming to have "proof"....but never presenting any of it, just saying they have it, most of the conjecture is that we have to give the "benefit of doubt" instead of proof.   Also presented is the "understanding" that the Bible has to be the Final Authority, and I believe that also...but, the Bible shows no instances of Gold Dust appearing on anyone or gold teeth appearing on anyone's mouth.  It does talk a lot about gold but gold in the Biblical instances is gold either used as money or as a material used to build something or plate with, etc.  Read the article and then give me your take on what it says. 

Blessings to each of you,
Pastor Wise

Gold Dust, Gold Teeth, Gold Flakes,....

Are they real??

8 The silver [is] mine, and the gold [is] mine, saith the LORD of hosts. - HAGGAI 2:8

Prior to 1998, manifestations of "gold dust" on hands and other parts of the body has been reported occasionally in some Toronto Blessing meetings. These are what appeared to be tiny specks of gold appearing in the hands, where wiping the hands has the effect of depositing the gold specks on clothing. Like most Toronto Blessing manifestations, this appears to be transferrable - that is by prayer and/or by simple contact, others do exhibit this manifestation.

Back in October 1998 during a Randy Clark meeting in Oklahoma City, my wife reported gold dust appearing in the hands of one woman. Upon wiping her hands on her clothing, the gold dust appeared to have been deposited upon her clothing and yet the amount of the dust on her hands seem to remain constant - as if the gold dust spontaneously reappear after wiping on clothing. This woman then started laying her hands on anyone around her lining up to receive the blessing - and many others reported the appearance of gold dust on their own hands!!!

Then a few weeks later during the Catch The Fire conference at Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, people reported gold appearing spontaneously in their teeth!! In some cases, the dark amalgam fillings in the teeth appears to have transmuted itself into gold fillings. In other cases, gold in the shape of crosses appeared in teeth, and also gold crowns covering the teeth.

Naturally this created a lot of interest!! By the end of the conference, people were bringing along flash lights, looking into each others mouths seeing if yet more gold had appeared therein. Photographic and video records of these miracles were made.

It wasn't very long until this news spread to other Christian churches worldwide - furthermore, other churches embracing the Toronto Blessing also reported "gold teeth" manifestations occuring during their meetings. A video detailing the manifestations at Toronto was being circulated worldwide, and in many cases, people watching the video reported "gold teeth" manifestations occuring in their mouths!!

Along with the "gold teeth" manifestations, occurences of gold dust, gold flakes and etc increased worldwide. Gold dust were reportedly appearing not only in hands, but also on the face and in the hair. There were even reports of gold flakes appearing in the pages of their Bibles!! Not only gold, but manifestations of silver and even diamonds has been reported.

What The Pharisees Are Saying
Of course and as with most other aspects of the Toronto Blessing, Pharisees and other critics had much to say about this "new wave" of gold manifestations. Many claim such miracles are fabricated and designed to maintain interest in the Toronto Blessing since people had supposedly grown tired of holy laughter, barking, and falling to the ground!! A few even claim of occultic connections, citing superstitions of alchemists in the Dark Ages and earlier. And as usual, they claim we are focusing on gold and not Jesus, also claiming God would never create the gold manifestations.

In almost every case, Pharisees cast doubts on the authenticity of gold manifestations, demanding scientific "proof" in every case. They also claim proof that "gold dust" manifestations are nothing but the normal "gold glitter" that is readily available in most stores. Furthermore, they claim gold teeth manifestations are nothing but figments of one's imagination, accusing us of somehow using illusions and "magic" (like that used by David Copperfield) to mimmick gold teeth.

My aim in this section on gold manifestations is to cut through Pharisees' claims and present the TRUE FACTS on gold and the reports on gold manifestations. As true Bereans, we should study the Scriptures to ascertain the significance of gold in the Scriptures and check whether gold manifestations are consistent with Scriptural principles. In many cases, it is helpful to have samples of gold dust sent away to be scientifically tested, and to have reports of gold teeth miracles verified by dentists. However we must recognise that the Scriptures are our FINAL authority in all matters including that of gold manifestations.

Let us explore as Bereans the facts on gold and gold manifestations......

   Physical & Chemical Properties of GOLD
   GOLD In Scriptures
   GOLD In Scriptures - Chapter-by-Chapter
   GOLD Manifestations - Genuine? or Fake?
   The Case Of Silvania Machado

So does the Machado affair prove that the Toronto Blessing is of Satan? Does it mean therefore all gold manifestations are suspect? Do we have to PROVE scientifically EVERY instance of gold manifestation? Do the Pharisees have a reason to celebrate?? :) :) :)

The answer in every case is NO !!!!!!! In the Machado affair, we have no proof whatsoever that she is deliberately faking the manifestation, we only have proof that the dust from her hair is not gold!!!! In the other instances were "gold manifestations" turned out to be not authenticated miracles, we have no proof whatsoever of any deliberate attempts to fabricate the gold manifestations, only evidence of the shortcomings of human nature!!

Furthermore, the true Bereans will not need to have each and every case of gold manifestations sampled and taken for scientific analysis. The Bereans need only to prove whether Scriptural principles are violated or not. We need to study the Scriptural significance of gold, and view the gold manifestations in this light. We need to realise it is not always possible to scientifically test each and every gold manifestation, but to give the benefit of the doubt.

For example, when confronted with an apparent manifestation of gold dust in one's hand, we may question whether it is simply just perspiration glistening in the light, but if the person seems certain that it is indeed gold, we need to give him the benefit of the doubt. We must not be like the Pharisees who automatically assume every gold manifestation is a fabrication designed to maintain interest in the Toronto Blessing (after people supposedly grow tired of holy laughter, drunkeness, and laying on the carpet!!).

True it is that "gold dust on the hand" could just be perspiration glistening in the light, however when the hand is wiped on clothing leaving what appears to be a trail of "gold dust", then we can be sure we are dealing with something that is NOT just perspiration - we are dealing with a genuine manifestation here - it could be gold, it could be just a trail of God's Shekinah glory!!!!

Many ask a valid question regarding gold teeth manifestations..... Can the common mercury amalgam fillings somehow turn to gold by natural means?

Other questions that may be asked...... Can we make gold from other metals? Can people somehow cause the amalgam fillings to turn to gold? Can gold be somehow "faked" in teeth? And just what is so special about gold anyway??

These are all valid questions, and in order to answer these questions, we need to explore what science has discovered about gold - the physical and chemical properties of gold.

Just what is "gold" anyway??

Let us explore further......

   Why GOLD Can't Be "Made"
   List of the Properties of GOLD

Now we have seen that gold simply can't be "made", nor are there any natural processes that would turn amalgam fillings into gold nor are there any natural processes that would cause gold to be extracted from our bodies onto hands, hair, etc.

Therefore regarding the gold miracles at Toronto and elsewhere, we are more than likely witnessing a process of supernatural origins, or at the very least, something unexplained by science is at work here.

The question remains, given the supernatural origins of the gold phenomenon, is it of God or Satan?? Rather than relying on our preconceived ideas on the Toronto Blessing, particularly on Pharisees' claims that the Toronto Blessing is of Satan, we as BEREANS need to see what the SCRIPTURES say about gold!! How is gold viewed in Scriptures? Are there any Scriptural precedence for this current wave of gold miracles? Are gold miracles contrary to Scriptural principles?

Let us as Bereans search the Scriptures on gold......

What The SCRIPTURES Say About

God's Word on GOLD

8 The silver [is] mine, and the gold [is] mine, saith the LORD of hosts. - HAGGAI 2:8

Of course the Scriptures has much to say about gold! There are at least 415 references in the Bible to gold. The first two are given below.....
11 The name of the first [is] Pison: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where [there is] gold;
12 And the gold of that land [is] good: there [is] bdellium and the onyx stone.

GENESIS 2:11-12
This is part of the description of the Garden of Eden, when God created the universe and set Adam and Eve in the garden. The expression in verse 12 "the gold of that land is good" could very well be referring to the fact that we're talking about 24-carat gold here - this is 100% pure gold - the purity of gold forming in teeth fillings and as gold dust manifestations. This is a reasonable conclusion given that what God creates is "very good", that is, perfect!!!!

It probably wasn't very long until gold was first used as a measure of one's wealth, certainly after the Flood if not before it. The next mention of gold in the Scriptures is given in this context.....
2 And Abram [was] very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

Here we see that Abram was very rich - had a great abundance of - livestock, silver and gold. Furthermore, gold was given as a gift as a mark of great respect, or a means of gaining favor......
22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten [shekels] weight of gold;

35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.

53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave [them] to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

GENESIS 24:22,35,53

42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;

And eventually used as a form of currency......
8 Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold?

When the Israelites were to be set free from slavery in Egypt, to be brought into the promised land of Canaan, God had them to take with them all of the gold that the Egyptians possessed....
22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put [them] upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.


2 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.


35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:

EXODUS 12:35

Gold was also commonly used in the worshipping of idols. While in the wilderness on their way to the promised land, the Israelites were commanded not to make idols of gold.....
23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.

EXODUS 20:23
However, gold was to be offered to God as a mark of worship to Him.....
3 And this [is] the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass,


5 Take ye from among you an offering unto the LORD: whosoever [is] of a willing heart, let him bring it, an offering of the LORD; gold, and silver, and brass,


And both the Ark and the Tabernacle in which God dwelt were to be decorated in gold. For example, referring to the Ark.....
11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.
12 And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put [them] in the four corners thereof; and two rings [shall be] in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it.
13 And thou shalt make staves [of] shittim wood, and overlay them with gold.

17 And thou shalt make a mercy seat [of] pure gold: two cubits and a half [shall be] the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof.
18 And thou shalt make two cherubims [of] gold, [of] beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.

EXODUS 25:11-13,17-18
And regarding the Tabernacle.....
6 And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.

27 And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the two sides westward.
28 And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end to end.
29 And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings [of] gold [for] places for the bars: and thou shalt overlay the bars with gold.

32 And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim [wood] overlaid with gold: their hooks [shall be of] gold, upon the four sockets of silver.

37 And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars [of] shittim [wood], and overlay them with gold, [and] their hooks [shall be of] gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.

EXODUS 26:6,27-29,32,37
And God had raised up someone gifted in the craftmanship of gold to help build the Tabernacle.....
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:
3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
4 To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

EXODUS 31:1-4

However, sadly, the Israelites rebelled against God while Moses was up in the mountain and made themselves a calf made of gold, to worship it....
2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which [are] in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring [them] unto me.
3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which [were] in their ears, and brought [them] unto Aaron.
4 And he received [them] at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These [be] thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

EXODUS 32:2-4,31

Gold was often seen as a sign of blessing from God, with the need to thank God for it.....
10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
12 Lest [when] thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt [therein];
13 And [when] thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;

And gold was a much sought after spoil of victory in war!!
24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that [was] therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.


24 And Gideon said unto them, I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they [were] Ishmaelites.)

26 And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was a thousand and seven hundred [shekels] of gold; beside ornaments, and collars, and purple raiment that [was] on the kings of Midian, and beside the chains that [were] about their camels' necks.

JOSHUA 8:24,26
Now jumping to the New Testament......

Gold was one of the gifts given to the infant Jesus by the wise men from the east....
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.


Gold also has spiritual significance for the Christian.....
11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.

The work that we genuinely do for God is likened to gold which will survive the fire of God's judgment. Such a genuine work is precious, like gold.

Likewise in this passage below....
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, [and] prepared unto every good work.

II TIMOTHY 2:20-21
"great house" is the Church, "vessels" are the Christians. The "vessels of gold" are those who have been through fiery trials and were tried and found to be pure in God - such "vessels" would be a precious as gold to God.

And.... churches are symbolised as "candlesticks of gold"....
20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.


The Scriptures do keep gold in it's proper perspective. We are taught in the Scripture below just WHO is far more precious than gold....
2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted [him] up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

ACTS 3:2-7
Furthermore, Christian women are not to be overly arrayed with gold jewellery.....
9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;


3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
4 But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

I PETER 3:3-4
Nor are we to look on outward appearences even if it involves gold.....
2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

JAMES 2:2-4

The "church age" beginning at Pentecost and ending in the Tribulation period just ahead of us is marked by seven broad church eras described in Revelation chapters 2 and 3. The final church era - the era which we are in now - is the Laodicean era. God is displeased with the Laodicean church....
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

and He commands them to.....
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

However, gold is an important element in the seventh (the final) resurrection of the "Holy Roman Empire", currently manifesting today is the German-led European union.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.


"woman" = church. In this case, the great false church behind the Roman Empire.

"seven heads" = the seven resurrections of the Roman Empire (six has already occured, the seventh is happening now!!!!)

"ten horns" = the European Union will eventually consist of ten nations (or ten groups of nations).
The false church riding on the "Holy" Roman Empire is describe below, being "decked with gold"
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

Speaking of the "the great city Babylon"...... (more specifically of it's destruction!!!)
12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

16 And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!


Now here's some interesting portions of Scriptures relating to the chemical properties of gold.....
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:


3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

I have mentioned that gold is extremely "unreactive" and thus it doesn't usually go rusty like iron. However, under certain circumstances, gold DO go "rusty" or "cankered" and it does perish. Indeed gold do react with a range of other elements, causing gold to be "perisheth" and "cankered" - the elements includes Chlorine, Flourine, Bromine, Iodine and Oxygen.

Last but certainly not least, gold is an abundant element in Heaven!!!!

Jesus Himself was dressed in gold.....
13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.


14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud [one] sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

And some of the spirit beings in Heaven wore gold too.....
4 And round about the throne [were] four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.


6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.

And gold is commonly used in utensils and other items.....
8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four [and] twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.


3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer [it] with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.


13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,


15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.

And of course, we all know about the abundance of gold in the New Jerusalem....
18 And the building of the wall of it was [of] jasper: and the city [was] pure gold, like unto clear glass.

21 And the twelve gates [were] twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city [was] pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

Just imagine the whole streets were made of pure gold!! Here in our towns and cities, our streets are made of asphalt, and it's so common that we give no second thought to it - we just walk on it and drive on it without taking any note of it!!! Just imagine gold being as abundant as asphalt - you'd walk on the streets of gold, and you'd never give it second thought!!!! Such is the awesome wonders of the Kingdom of Heaven!!!!!

NOTE: The expression in the above Scriptures "pure gold" as like "clear glass" actually highlights another property of gold which is in fact a test used to determine if "pure gold" really IS pure!! Under certain physical conditions such as temperature, pure gold does turn transparent - clear like in glass. This happen only when the gold is pure - this does not happen if the gold is not pure.

Now we have been given an overview of gold in the Bible, the Bereans among us will want a more in depth study of gold in the Scriptures. To this end I have made available the 415 references to gold in the Bible, with each verse given in it's context - that is, the entire chapter is published for each verse with the gold verse hilighted in italics. This will facilitate a CONTEXTURAL study of gold in the Bible, and answer the question as to whether gold manifestations are consistent with Scriptural principles.

   GOLD In Scriptures - Chapter-by-Chapter

We have shown that gold is an important element in the Bible, and indeed is an important element in the affairs of mankind, from it's beginning in the garden of Eden, right through to the end times, to the Kingdom of Heaven itself.

We have also seen (confirmed through a Berean study of the Scriptures) that gold miracles are consistent with Scriptural principles. The Scriptures does not forbid gold manifestations, the Scriptures simply warns us against the worshipping of gold (whether it be in relation to idols or simply putting it's value above that of God). This is nothing new, we do not worship any Toronto Blessing manifestations.

Therefore, it seems that gold manifestations are of God - this of course given the belief that the Toronto Blessing is of God.

Of course there are some who questions the authenticity of gold manifestations. Are any of the gold manifestations fabricated? Are there any fakes at work? Are gold dust purely and simply common plastic gold glitter?? Are we making some kind of mistake in regards to gold teeth miracles??

Let us study to see whether any of the gold manifestations are faked or as a result in errors of judgment....

   GOLD Manifestations - Genuine? or Fake?

What The SCRIPTURES Say About

Gold Scriptures In Context

8 The silver [is] mine, and the gold [is] mine, saith the LORD of hosts. - HAGGAI 2:8

There are 415 references to the English words "gold" or "golden" in the King James Version of the Bible. Below I have given the entire CHAPTERS where gold is mentioned with the specific gold verses given in italics so to facilitate a CONTEXTURAL study of gold in the Bible. In most cases the context are obvious!!

Of course many chapters has more than one reference to gold - you will not end up with 415 chapters here!!!

Come and read for yourself to see that gold manifestations are consistent with Scriptural principles. For Pharisees and those of us who believes the Toronto Blessing is of Satan, the onus is on you to prove that gold manifestations are contrary to Scriptural principles!!!

Let us explore.....


Are they GENUINE?.... or FAKE?

8 The silver [is] mine, and the gold [is] mine, saith the LORD of hosts. - HAGGAI 2:8

The "gold manifestations" occuring at Toronto and other Revival churches in North America and around the world continues to stir the Church - the manifestations including gold appearing in people's teeth, gold dust and flakes appearing in hands, on clothing, in Bibles and coming out of people's hair.

The Pharisees are saying the gold manifestations are not genuine, either the people are deliberately fabricating the gold manifestations in an attempt to maintain interest at Toronto; and/or occultic spirits (such as those associated with the alchemists of the Dark Ages) are involved and even if the transformations from base metals to gold are genuine, they are definitely not of God.

On the other hand, many of us in the Toronto Blessing are attaching prophetic significance to this current wave of gold manifestations, many claiming heralding a new phase in the church, being prophetic of the establishment of God's Kingdom on earth, or being symbollic of the transferrence of wealth from the wicked into the Church.

Now there have been reports where some of the "gold manifestations" have turned out to be fakes. The Pharisees gleefully seizing such reports and claiming proof that the Toronto Blessing is definitely of Satan!!

However it can be shown that in the majority of such "fakes", there were no deliberate trickery involved but just innocent errors of judgement made in the emotions of the moment. The Pharisees conveniently neglect to mention the cases where the gold manifestations have turned out to be genuine!!

This article I will examine the instances where the "gold miracles" had been later shown as being not as it seemed. Implications for the Toronto Blessing will be explored here, and we will answer the question..... "Does the fact of some gold manifestations later being shown to be something aside from genuine gold miracles prove that the Toronto Blessing is of Satan??"

I have dealt with the physical and chemical properties of the element that is gold showing why base metals such as iron and mercury (or amalgam fillings in teeth) does not simply turn to gold by natural processes (chemical or otherwise). And I have given a brief study on the Scriptural significance of gold - the instances in Scriptures where gold is mentioned.

Critics and Pharisees have claimed that we should be like a "Berean" and test each gold manifestation scientifically to discern whether it is fake or not. What they're saying is that when we witness a gold manifestation in someone, whether it be gold teeth, gold dust, gold flakes, etc, then we should demand a sample of the gold (or the name of the person's dentist!!) and have it sent away to be scientifically analysed.

The same Pharisees are also saying, if the sample can't be collected (due to the minute proportions; or the person refuses or simply unable to do so) then we should assume the "gold" to be fake and don't give any glory to God.

We must ask a valid question - is THIS the CORRECT "Berean" approach?? We need to know what would a true Berean do about gold manifestations. For an insight into the characteristics of a Berean, we need look no further than the Scriptures - so let us dust of the covers of our Bibles (and not the clean shiny covers of our denominations' doctrinal creeds or the Bible Commentaries purchased from the church's book store!!! *GRIN*!!), remove our rose colored glasses of prejudice, and let us explore......

10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming [thither] went into the synagogue of the Jews.
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.

ACTS 17:10-12
I trust many of us are familiar with this Scripture above - this is in fact the only instance in Scripture where the Bereans are described. Notice especially verse 11. What were the Bereans doing which Luke was so appreciative of? They received the word readily, and the SEARCHED THE SCRIPTURES to see if what the preacher said (or experienced) is consistent with Scriptural principles!!!!

What were the Bereans searching?? They were searching the SCRIPTURES!! They were not searching the laboritories of scientists to see if the sample of gold produced at their meeting was really genuine gold!! They were not searching the writings of critics to their church (the ones who didn't like their style of worship, or who didn't believe the Holy Spirit would move in THAT way!!!!) to check out instances of where gold manifestations were not real. They were not listening to second and third hand reports of people to discern the "truth". NO!!!! They were searching the SCRIPTURES!!!!!

Still unsure?? Well let us get our Strongs and study the phrase in verse 11
searched the scriptures
This phrase is translated from two Greek words
anakrino and graphe

anakrino? - translated to searched, this word are given the meanings of

to examine or judge
investigate, examine, enquire, scrutinise, sift, question, judge, interrogate,....
So what the Bereans were judging, investigating, examining, scrutinising, etc???? The next word gives us the answer......
graphe - the definitions thereof are given as

1. a writing, thing written,
2. the Scriptures, either the book itself or it's contents,
3. a certain portion or section of the Holy Scriptures.
The same word (Strong's 1124) is used in II Timothy 3:16 (where we read that the "Scriptures" (graphe) are inspired by God!!!!) and numerous other instances where it is translated into the English word Scripture. Letting the Bible interpret itself, it is obvious that we are talking about the Holy INSPIRED Word of God!!!

So we have it PROVEN from Scriptures themselves...... Bereans test all things against the SCRIPTURES!!!! The true Berean would not demand the gold to be sampled and tested by scientists just to see if it is genuine!! The Berean would rather search the Scriptures, and see what the Scriptures say about gold!! They would be searching the Scriptures for instances where gold is mentioned, and studying the CONTEXT of the gold Scriptures. They will be studying the Scriptures to see if the gold manifestations are consistent with Scriptural principles.

Now I'm definitely NOT saying that it is therefore wrong to have gold samples scientifically tested. It is often appropriate to have instances of gold teeth miracles examined by dentists. Sometimes a dentist is present in the meeting and so is able to immediately discern whether the gold teeth miracles are genuine. And sometimes it is appropriate to have samples of "gold dust" analysed and tested.

HOWEVER this should NOT be our ultimate authority on the authenticity of gold miracles. Scientific analysis can sometimes be flawed, and it is just not always possible to have gold manifestations sampled and analysed. We should not use scientific results to cast doubts on gold miracles, nor should we use such data to "prove" that the Toronto Blessing is of Satan. We definitely should not demand "scientific evidence" on each and every instance of gold manifestations occuring.

Our ultimate authority are the Scriptures!!! And since gold manifestations are NOT contrary to Scriptural principles, there is no reason to discourage such manifestations. The TRUE Bereans among us will studying each of the Scripture references, studying the CONTEXT of each Scripture, and with the help of the Holy Spirit discerning God's perspective on the element that is gold.

To be sure, there are documented cases where "gold manifestations" have been shown to be not authentic. Let us explore and see whether this mean that the Toronto Blessing is of Satan.....


As I have mentioned in a previous article, it is just about impossible to "fake" gold teeth miracles. Here we have a person entering a meeting with dark grey amalgam fillings in his teeth, he is prayed for in a ministry prayer line, someone shine a flash light into his mouth, and there you see GOLD in the teeth where the ugly grey amalgam previously was!!

There is simply no way this could be fabricated in any way by any sleight of hand. Furthermore, amalgam fillings purely and simply does not turn to gold spontaneously by any natural means, chemical or otherwise. Gold is an "element" meaning it cannot be formed from other substances simply through chemical processes (unless the original substance contained gold, and any dentist will tell you that amalgams do not contain gold!!)

So in regards to amalgam fillings in teeth turning to gold at church meetings, we have a case of genuine miraculous transmutation here - something which occurs through means outside of our physical scientific understanding, in other words, a genuine MIRACLE!!!!

The only question we have is, whether the person already had gold fillings in his teeth before the meeting and he just forgot about it (or as the Pharisees like to put it, he already knew he had gold fillings but he deliberately hid the fact to fake the alleged miracle).

In fact, there have been few instances where a person simply forgot he already had gold fillings and so mistakenly took it as a miracle when after he was prayed for, he happened to look in his mouth and found gold in his teeth. I have reports of such incidences. However in each case, the mistake was genuine - the person did NOT seek to fabricate the miracle.

There were some who had gold fillings put in their teeth over ten years ago - only the most mean-hearted Pharisee would expect the person to remember he already had gold fillings before he came to the meeting!! Afterall, how many of us regularly examine our mouths (especially our back molar teeth where most fillings are located)?? We examine our mouths only when we have something wrong with it, or when we are at a meeting and hearing reports of gold teeth miracles happening within that meeting!!

Such cases are in the minority, and there are indeed many cases where the gold teeth miracle has been authenticated. Dentists have indeed check the records of their patients and have verified that they did not originally receive gold fillings, only dark amalgam fillings which had miraculously turned to gold during a church Renewal meeting (or when watching a video from Toronto!!!!!) In many cases, the dentists could not explain how the teeth turned to gold!! For example, in a report "Gold At Langley Vineyard" by Iain Lovatt we have quoted
During ministry time we had people look in each others mouths first, before we prayed, asked them to lay hands on themselves, prayed, and had people check after. We saw over 38 people come forward saying they had received some creative miracle in there mouth. Our lead pastor, Jesse Padgett asked for these people to go get verification from their dentists
And furthermore.....
And now we have people with dental records and verification from their dentists saying that the "work" done in their mouths could not be humanly done, or they did not do the work, or their tooth was black and ugly and now its gold!
   Check the CONTEXT. The FULL COPY of the above report.

In another report - "Demonstration Of God's Power Ministry with Bobby Conner", reporting gold teeth miracles in people's mouths, we have another quote.....
One lady in Skiatook went to her dentist the next morning and he said "I can not explain it!" you now have a gold filling, this is something I have not put in your mouth.
   Check the CONTEXT. The FULL COPY of the above report.

Furthermore in another report, this one by Leslie Moore, we learn of a dentist being actually present in the meeting.....
A dentist was in the meetings and was brought up to describe what she was seeing. She said that many of the new crowns and fillings looked like white gold, which was helpful since most of us have no reasonable experience with dental materials
   Check the CONTEXT. The FULL COPY of the above report.

So while we have instances where the person simply forgot he already had gold fillings, we indeed do have reports of genuine gold teeth miracles verified by dentists usually through dental records.
Do the instances of gold miracles being shown to be not authentic prove that the Toronto Blessing is of Satan??

Does the instances of genuine miracles authenticated by dentists prove that the Toronto Blessing is genuinely of God??
Actually all this proves is that certain spiritual entities with higher powers and intelligence can and DO perform such miracles, and we humans sometimes make mistakes and make assumptions that are mistaken!!! The only question remains is whether the higher spiritual entities are of God or Satan - this depends upon whether you believe the Toronto Blessing is of God or not.

The case of Silvania Machado is being used by Pharisees in their desperate attempts to prove that the Toronto Blessing is of Satan. Follow the link below to see what the fuss is all about, and check & see as Bereans whether the Pharisees are correct on this count!!

   The Case Of Silvania Machado


The Case Of Silvania Machado

8 The silver [is] mine, and the gold [is] mine, saith the LORD of hosts. - HAGGAI 2:8

Many of you will be familiar with the testimony of Silvania Machado - A Brazilian woman who had been afflicted with a terminal disease and was miraculously healed by God. Since the healing, "gold dust" had been falling out from her hair, enough to have been able to be gathered up in piles in one's hands. A video showing this manifestation has been circulating around the internet - I have a copy of the video, and I'm sure some of you will have a copy also.

And there will be many a Pharisee partying in celebration mode on discovery of reports such as that which appeared in the "Charisma" magazine where at least two independent tests of the "gold dust" by the U.S. Geological Survey in Washington, D.C. showed that it was not gold at all nor did it contain any gold (and platinum and silver) at all. Regarding the "Charisma" article, the report is quoted as saying the dust from Machado's hair "to be more like plastic glitter". The entire text of the article is available below.....

   The Article From "Charisma" Magazine

So what do we make of this report? Do the Pharisees have reason to celebrate? Is Machado a fake or a con artist? Does it mean we should not believe any reports of gold teeth or gold dust miracles? Does it mean the Toronto Blessing is of Satan? Let us explore further.....

Firstly, are the two independent tests correct?? That is a valid question. At this time I have no information regarding the nature of the tests? Which methods were employed to carry out the tests? Were there any spectral analyses of the dust samples, or any mass spectrometry used? Did the tests establish the atomic composition and structure of the dust sample? If any one of you have any detailed information regarding these tests or the URLs linked to the information, please feel free to send them to me!!

Nevertheless, in the absence of any such further information and for the purpose of this article, I will make the assumption that the tests are genuine, and the dust from Machado's hair does not contain any gold. Furthermore, I would naturally expect the U.S Geological Survey to have some integrity, although of course the fact of such a prestigious organisation is by no means a final authority on this matter!! :) :) :)

The article is quoted as saying the gold dust "to be more like plastic glitter", and "were deemed to be plastic film with no traces of gold, platinum or silver". Here in these two quotes, we have the word "plastic" used.

Now what do we normally associate "plastic" with?? For example, a child has two toy cars - one made of metal and one made of plastic. Which car would you expect to be the cheap model? Which car would you expect to be a cheap imitation thereof? Which car would you expect to break and malfunction more easily? The PLASTIC car of course!!

We have an image of "plastic" as being "cheap" and to be only an "imitation" of the real thing. The presence of plastic trees in offices, plastic animals in children's farm yard models, and plastic fishes in imitation aquariums reinforces the common view that plastics are associated with "cheapness" and "make believe".

So when we read a report quoting that the "gold dust" from Machado's hair to be just "plastic", we subconsciously associate this with that being a cheap imitation or fake, and thus we tend to conclude that Machado is somehow using trickery to produce this alleged manifestation, that Machado is nothing but a charlatan or con artist, and thus all "gold manifestations" to be suspect.

However we need to be mature enough to think past such conclusion and study this more closely. Just what is the substance that we call "plastic"? Like all substances, plastic composes of atoms that are the basic unit of the 92 chemical elements we find naturally occuring in the universe. Plastic mainly consist of atoms of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, chlorine, bromine, and several others - these atoms are arranged in the proportions and configurations that give plastics their familiar properties.

Plastics are easy to make, easy to mold, easy to add colored dyes to, and are light - which explains the abundance of plastics and the ease in which "plastic imitations" can be made of genuine articles.

Now there are plenty of other substances that are made up of these same atoms, yet are in different proportions and configurations so that the substances are different. For example, the human body is also made up of the same atoms as most plastics, yet none of us would consider the human body to be "cheap" and an "imitation" of something genuine - in fact even secular medical science recognises the human body to be something of a miracle. The fact that no one has been able to produce a living cell (the smallest living component of the human body) just from it's raw materials speak for itself!! Of course we Christians know better!! :) :) The human body is a total sign of the glory and majesty of God who created us!!

What am I getting at here?? If the "plastic glitter" from Machado's hair are made up of the same elements as the human body, then we have the real possibility that the "gold dust" could actually be somehow produced by her body, somehow in her hair or from her scalp - this by processes which are yet unknown to science.

The dust may not be "plastic gold glitter" as we commonly know but a totally different substance that may appear somewhat as "plastic glitter" - and as prestigious as the U.S Geological Survey is, the department consists of fallible human beings who may have been forced to conclude it was "plastic glitter" when confronted with a substance that they were not familiar with. This is one reason why I am interested if a "mass spectrometer" was used in the analysis - this machine is capable of analysing substances down to it's atomic composition.

Of course it is possible that the woman could be a con artist!! She could have gold glitter stashed up her arms underneath the sleeves of her top which is released as she brushes her hair. An honest frame by frame analysis of the video could reveal this, but to my knowledge, no such analysis has been made. In any case, Pharisees are very good at distorting the facts and fabricating the "evidence", so I prefer to leave it up to God if the woman is faking the phenomenon. The Scripture declares....
Numbers 32:23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.
If Machado is faking the gold dust and is thus sinning, she will either be driven by guilt to confess, or circumstances will eventually conspire to uncover her deeds. The Scriptures also declares......
Mark 4:22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
So until God reveals to me any evidence that Machado is using trickery to produce the "gold dust" manifestation, I will continue to assume the woman is genuine and the phenomenon is something that is at least highly unusual. God would not be given any less glory if the phenomenon is biological, as unusual as it is, rather than being directly of divine origin. Fact of the matter is, the woman has been miraculously healed from a terminal disease, and the phenomenon began when she was healed.

According to the same Charisma article, the "gold dust" manifestation is not unique to Machado herself. Let me quote a paragraph from the article....
"The curious occurrence is happening elsewhere. Revivalist Ruth Heflin--who first brought Machado to the United States after hearing about her ministry--regularly sees the same manifestation at her meetings. She believes the dust is a sign of God's glory."
Evidently, the "gold dust" manifestation is also occuring within Heflin's ministry who was responsible for introducing Machado to North America. Heflin believes the manifestation is a sign of the imminency of Christ's second coming. This fits in well with the common tendency for Toronto Blessing manifestations to be "transferrable" depending upon the personality. For example, ministries touched by Rodney Howard-Brown's ministry tend to exhibit the "holy laughter" manifestation, and those touched by Kilpatrick and Hill from Pensacola tend to exhibit the weeping manifestation and experience deep repentance from sins.

Despite Pharisees' claims to the contrary, such "transferrences of anointing" DO have Scriptural precedent - we only have to study the occurence of the tongues manifestation which was exhibited at the first ever revival meeting in the church age - in Acts 2. Then in Acts 10 when Peter (who was at the original revival meeting in Acts 2) was preaching to a group of Gentiles, they also received the tongues anointing.

Now the Pharisees can argue all they like, dot their "i"s and cross their "t"s all they like, but when you honestly get down to it, this is no different to the phenomenon of people being overcome with holy laughter when Rodney Howard-Browne is preaching to them!!!

Anyway, back to Machado and Heflin's ministry, the fact of the "gold dust" manifestation happening within Heflin's ministry seems to be yet another occurence of the "transferrence of anointing". It's not so much as to whether the dust is real gold or not, but the fact of something unusual is definitely happening.

Of course it could be that they all are faking the phenomenon too, all purchasing gold dust vials, hiding them up their sleeves, and releasing the dust. However, in the absence of concrete evidence and until further information is received, I prefer to give the benefit of the doubt! :) :) :)

Machado was originally scheduled for a four day meeting at the Toronto Airport church, however the senior pastor John Arnott canceled the meeting after hearing the results of another scientific test of the "gold dust". I quote from the same Charisma article.....
"In May, John Arnott of the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship (TACF) canceled a scheduled four-day appearance by Machado after sending a sample of the flecks that cascaded from her head on the first night for testing. A geochemist at the University of Toronto concluded the specks did not contain any gold or platinum but were some type of plastic film."
In spite of Pharisees'c claims to the contrary, John Arnott is interested in maintaining the integrity of the Toronto Airport church. It must be noted Arnott was NOT judging Machado to be a fake or involved in trickery in any way, it was just that Arnott was unsure how to reconcile the scientific findings on the dust with the apparent miraculous appearance of the dust. Fact is, most people who would have been at the Toronto meetings would still believe the dust to be genuine gold. Contrary to Pharisee's claims, Arnott is not interested in any kind of imitation nor is he interested in deceiving the people. The Charisma article later quoted Arnott.....
"I didn't want to have her [Machado] here because we have had far too much of the real thing--gold teeth and gold dust--to have something suspect,"
Pharisees can accuse Arnott and the Toronto church all they like of trickery and magician acting regarding the gold phenomenon, however I have just presented DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE to the contrary - Arnott is interested only in what he understands to be genuine works of God, including that in regards to gold manifestations, he is not willing to risk inviting to the pulpit any person whose "gold manifestation" is suspect in any way.

It must be noted again Arnott did not necessarily condemn Machado to be a con artist or that she deliberately set out to deceive the people. Perhaps we may need to learn the lesson - just to purely see God in the manifestation and let's not make it conditional on there being any gold.

During the Israelite's 40 years in the wilderness, they were not looking for gold when God supplied them with manna six days each week - they were just looking for something to eat to sustain them throughout the 40 years!! The Machado phenomenon need not necessarily be any less miraculous despite the absence of gold!!

Let us remember - here we have a woman miraculously healed from a terminal disease, and thereafter it appears we are witnessing a most unusual phenomenon of some kind of "gold colored" dust falling from her hair. Whether the dust is somehow produced from her hair or scalp; or whether it is produced divinely, this would make no difference - fact is, we don't have gold colored dust falling out of people's hair every day!! This could very well indeed be some kind of sign from God.

Quoting from the Charisma article once again......
"One of those attending a meeting at Heflin's Calvary Pentecostal Tabernacle told the newspaper that chemical components of the dust were meaningless to her faith"
And furthermore.....
"Perhaps we should call it 'glory dust' instead of 'gold dust'"
This last statement best sum up what I am trying to say here!! We are not to necessarily worry about whether there is actual gold or not, but to just be grateful that God chooses to move in our midst regardless of the elemental composition of any physical matter created as a result!!

It is also beneficial to learn of God's perspective on the elemental substance that is gold. The rarity of the element in the earth's crust, combined with it's color, chemical properties, and the ease in which it can be molded into what we consider to be beautiful artifacts give gold it's value and status in the economy of man.

However, according to the Scriptures, the very STREETS of the "New Jerusalem" (in the Kingdom of Heaven) are paved with gold!! In other words, it seems that gold in God's domain is as common as asphalt on our streets in this world today. Therefore, if man's society had been established in God's domain rather than this earth, we would view gold to be common and virtually without value in the economy - just like black asphalt on our streets here!!!

Therefore as part of the qualification process to enter into God's Kingdom, perhaps it would be well for us not to focus so much on gold, but more on the fact that God is moving and manifesting at all - sometimes gold is produced, sometimes other substances are produced - it does not matter.

Now let us review and answer the questions asked at the beginning of this article.....

Do the Pharisees have reason to celebrate?
No! Pharisees tend to emphasise the NEGATIVE. They begin with a starting belief that the Toronto Blessing is of Satan, and the "miracles" are automatically fabricated. Their views are based on these UNFOUNDED starting beliefs.

Is Machado a fake or a con artist?
I like to give the benefit of the doubt. We need to believe the Scriptures which tells us sinners are eventually found out - I prefer to leave this process to God! Unless and until God reveals otherwise, I will assume Machado is exhibiting genuinely unusual phenomenon.

Does it mean we should not believe any reports of gold teeth or gold dust miracles?
No! Each case must be discerned on it's merits. Where it is imposiible to test for accuracy, we need to give the benefit of the doubt. We should not insist that each and every case to be "scientifically tested".

Does it mean the Toronto Blessing is of Satan?
No!! Even if each and every gold manifestation were proven to be fabricated, it does NOT mean the Toronto Blessing is of Satan - it only proves that those of us embracing the Toronto Blessing are HUMANS!!!!!


Bill Vincent
Revival Waves of Glory Ministries


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