From a Hedge reader:

I unfortunately spent $60 for my wife and I to attend Katie Souza’s Denver show and production.  What an awakening!  We have never before witnessed such a sham, scam and travesty.  It was BLATANTLY and shamelessly ALL about the money.  She and the sponsoring pastor did nothing to conceal the fact.
The saddest part was the people that were hurting the most gave the most money in desperation, as I said, a travesty.
My first inclination was with all the hypnotic music, dancing, jumping around and “praising” going on for hours is there was no sign of the Spirit being present at all.
Second, was the rapid fire mention of certain scripture verses such as “John 5″ and “Luke 6″ and her ” interpretations” spoken too quickly for anyone to write them down.  When we returned and looked up what we could, we found the verses were twisted to achieve her agenda- raising money.  One example was Luke 19:8.  She compared  Zaccheus and his extra extortion of tax payments to our lack of tithing that has been cheating God.  That is why our finances are cursed- because we “ate our seed”.  We were therefore to “repent and pray asking  the Holy Spirit if we should bring forth an atoning tithe.”  Immediately, staff appeared everywhere with offering envelopes and the people who gave money got to parade around the room and meet Katie and receive her blessing.
She also singled out all the people who were her monthly partners in sending money and how they currently received the most special blessings.  And that is not all.  She is starting a monthly  program where they can travel to Arizona and have a free lunch with her and her staff.  That will be one of the more expensive ” free lunches” available.
I will watch the shearing of my alpacas in a few months, but last night I got to witness a big fleecing of the flock.
I urge everyone to avoid this two bit, bush league charlatan.
Brian

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  1. stan says:

    Shame on them for using Zacchaeus to weasel money from the crowd!

    When Zacchaeus repented from his covetousness, he stood and told the Lord that he would give half of his goods to the poor and restore fourfold to anyone whom he defrauded by bearing false witness. I am sure it would come as a shock to these wolves to realize that he neither made any pledge to “plant a seed” in the Lord’s ministry, nor did Jesus or the apostles exploit his new-found generosity by asking a “tithe or offering” from him. Nonetheless, “salvation came to his house that day.” These modern-day hucksters are exploiting the tenderheartedness and generosity of believers, who sadly, are unsuspecting of the trap they’re often led into.

    I believe pastors are going to be held responsible for every dollar that left their people to feed slick-talking wolves who come in Jesus’ name.

    • Velma Miller says:

      I have always failed to understand why so-called Christians shoot other Christians. Money seems to be the basis he uses to define Katie Souza a “scam”. I feel it is so sad that one sick person’s judgment is published as a fair, rational fact. “Christians” need to remember when a “Curse” is not deserved it returns back onto the curser.
      My experience of 75 years has been those who harp on others being in it for the money usually are lovers of money themselves, hence the idiom, “We judge others by what is in our own heart.”

      • Bento says:

        I agree with you. I have listened to her teachings and the Holy Spirit has invaded my life and also the people I have shared with. She is a blessing and a blast.

      • Verna Padgett says:

        I find it very hypocritical to see a best buy commercial on someone who is critical of Katie Souza. Perhaps that person should think about the true meaning of Christ our Savior. I have seem Katie Souza many times and she is hope for the most injured of the human race. She tells us that Jesus loves even the lowest of sinners. In Christ name

      • Gail says:

        Is so agree! You have 75 years of wisdom and I hope people who come to this page will heed your wisdom. Katie is not a scam. I work for her, I’m 58 and see a lot of these name calling websites as so full of hate and ignorance. The above post by Brian is so full of so many lies and misquotes. I will go to John 20:23 and I forgive your sin of misrepresenting Katie and her ministry. Let’s speak truth and do what the Lord says “love one another” as fully stated in I Corinthians 13. G

      • Marcilia Dias says:

        “We judge others by what is in our own heart.” …Not necessarily! But of course we have to be careful! Even Paul tested some of called ‘Christians”!

  2. gary price…omega ministry…seems to confirm what you are saying…3/27 …http://www.omegaministry.org/videofeed.asp

  3. SoM says:

    I made a video to respond to her actions when I posted Acts 8:17-23 on her youtube channel. She unsubscribed me, deleted my comment and blocked me. She also disabled comments on all her videos. She has brained washed many followers of Christ because they have little faith.

  4. curt smith says:

    I feel sorry for those of you that have no faith. My Aunt helped Katie get her prison ministry started and has nothing but good things to say. I hear people who have such unbelief that Satan just laughs at how easy they are to side track. Maybe it is that the money is so much to you that you think everyone is crooked.. shame on you. try walking a mile in her shoes and pull your heads out of the sand. Curt

  5. Bento says:

    I find that hard to believe. I have listened to her teachings and they are the most helpful teachings on the soul I have ever heard and the revelation is amazing. But then in the book of John when God spoke some thought it was thunder and others head his voice, some didn’t hear anything at all. The fact one didn’t ‘feel the presence’ can be to do with our views on the Holy Spirit (and sometimes money).

  6. Tori says:

    Absolutely!! My thoughts exactly! I prayed for wisdom and discernment on my drive to a conference held at Calvary Tabernacle in Cranford, New Jersey. This woman used hypnosis techniques! She was like a magician using verbal slights of hand to distract from the vulgar conning of money under the guise of scipture. She used vague bible references and while she held the loooooongest offering she began to “prophesy” Now, was she giving people words of knowledge? Absolutely. Were they of The Holy Spirit? Absolutely not.
    When I was driving over, before even getting out of my car, I went to set apart a few dollars for the collection. And guess what? The LORD told me NOT TO GIVE tonight.
    As I stood there watching this, I understood why.
    Most people would have discerned the falseness of her offering. As if God should do something just because we have her money. But you know what? People stayed because they wanted to receive a word. Hungry of their own ego. They wanted a magic show. They wanted to see a spectacle. But I didn’t. I opened my bible and read through some scripture. Then I walked out. God have mercy on her soul. And God have mercy on is to not cling to the WORD.

  7. Gail says:

    I work for Katie Souza and every time I see a “Christian” calling her a false prophet or worse, it makes me sad. There is so much judgment coming from Christians how can a lost world want to be a part of the body of Christ? Katie is for real, not into money, is only interested in seeing people come to Jesus and get set free. Anyone can twist what someone says into their own interpretation. There are thousands of testimonies of healing and more through this ministry for as Katie will always say “it’s not about me, it’s about Jesus.” I wonder if people know what real love is, to be able to disagree and still be agreeable. How are we going to be a bride without spot or blemish if we keep posting ugliness on the Internet to spew one person’s version of not understanding what is being taught at a conference? I wonder if the same people who wrongfully criticize the money spent on a CD set, use the same energy to expose the sin themselves? Wouldn’t it be a better witness for Jesus if we truly walked and “talked” the love walk? G in Arizona.

  8. blessedfe says:

    I haven’t seen this woman, I always research before listening but I am concerned. Not by what I read in the post but the comments. This woman is NOT the hope for broken people. She is NOT any hope! The hope is in Jesus Christ alone! One person even lashed out at the author of this post by doing the very thing said of the author… Can we all remember our purpose here? We are to bring people to CHRIST! Not a person! Do we see what’s going on?! Christ taught for FREE! Never a offering, never a need to bring baskets around. Everything He needed was supplied! Do we not think He would do the same for our ministries?!! Do we only look for the healing of someone in a wheel chair or broke instead of His?! What the heck are we doing?! The enemy is not busy because WE ARE!! We are silent! We are battling each other! We are greedy and riddled with unbelief!! But we are NOT…. including this woman, is GOD!!! Wake up children of GOD! We are distracted!

  9. Marq Walker says:

    I have listened to many of Katie Souza’s tapes. I found them to be a mixture of sincere desire to help others, mixed with lifting verses out of context in order to make her points — and she does make a lot of good points. However, when I started to really study a lot of what Katie said that caused my spirit to recoil, and filtered what Katie was saying through scripture, I found that much of what she was saying was unscriptural. Furthermore, by the time I got to her series on “Soul Food”, when she leads the audience down the path of laying on guilt for all the times they’ve “eaten the fat that belonged to God,” and that they needed to pay God back by writing a check to her ministry, I was done with her. Katie does use and quote scripture — but her message, boiled down, is: get healed by Christ’s blood so you can prosper. She wants for all to obtain the glory light and anointing so they can prosper. She makes decrees — lifting a verse out of context from the book of Job about decreeing something and establishing it — when this verse was about one of Job’s “friends” telling him to repent from his sin, then once he’s cleansed he can go on to make a good life for himself. It was not God declaring that Job could decree his destiny. Anyways, we christians are called to filter all that we hear through the holy scriptures, so that we will not be deceived. So my bottom line is that although Katie is probably sincere, she has been deceived and is not leading others to SALVATION and a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. It’s all about this lust for power, acquiring glory light, getting healed, and making decrees and declarations so you can prosper HERE ON EARTH.

  10. Jeff Davis says:

    I am saddened very deeply when I see all the praise on you tube for Katie Souza. Katies biggest issue is her ministry is based on her claim of receiving the Matt. 10 anointing.
    When & where has Katy done any of the miracles that the 12 did when Christ called them to Him & sent them out in Matt. 10 ?

    When & where has Katy healed those lame since birth ?
    When did God heal blind eyes through by Katie’s touch ?
    When was flesh eaten away by disease restored by Katie ?
    When & where were these things done by Katie immediately with out delay ? As done by Christ & His Apostles.

    Where in all the Bible do we see one person who’s ministry was completely based on healing & they had to pay for it to learn how?

    Where are we told any where in Scripture that we are to batlle with demonic Kings ?

    Where are we told in Scripture that our soul needs to be healed ?

    None of these things have been done by God through Katy.

    The Bible no where speaks of our soul needing to be healed but states clearly our need for salvation through Jesus Christ. That comes by hearing God’s word & believing in a manner that causes one to turn from their sin.

    His faithful & loving servant, standing in His truth, only by His grace….Jeff

  11. Makarizo says:

    Her teaching seemed good to me but one part of her teaching really concerned me. She talked about how you are under a curse if you have not tithed or stopped tithing. She said that they could make it up to God with one offering though. One offering would pay restitution from when you didn’t tithe and this offering would go back and also remove the curse and pay restitution for your family line all the way back to Adam and Eve. She said to ask God about this and he will give you the amount to give. I thought people would go home and pray about this but no need. The ushers had pens and envelopes ready and her ministry was willing to take up the checks for you right then, God was suppose to give you the number at that moment. She said forget about your fear of writing the check, just write it. No need to make it up to the church you’ve been going to or give the money to the poor, her ministry was willing to collect the check. Shouldn’t the church that you’ve gone to for years get the money or doesn’t God consider those less fortunate a payment to him? I am not a bible scholar and I could be wrong but that didn’t seem right in my opinion.

  12. When a Christian talks about the tithe and giving a tithe, it assures me that I am talking to an illiterate Christian because if they actually studied the OT tithe and the NT concept of giving, then they would understand the church teaching about 10% and tithing in general are wrong. But then again almost every Christian I talk to do not read their Bibles outside of devotionals and hearing someone tell them what is says…

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