Hi Roy........I'm going to reply to something you said in your reply to Martin first. People falling under the power of God, do fall backwards. It's in there. It's called being slain in the Spirit, and it is because, in principle, that no enemy can stand in the presence of God and that enemy is between our eyes. When you are slain, you feel the Spirit of God coming directly at your head, addressing that which is enmity against Him, the carnal mind.
As for it being hysteria, far from it. I received the baptism in the HG and was slain in the Spirit at the same time, 4 months after I came to the Lord, by what I was allowed to see as "comet" shaped ball of fire coming down thru the heavens. It was 4 months before the Lord quickened to me that it was the "tongues" of fire spoken of on the day of Pentecost, tongue there as the tongue or flame.
At one crusade I took a rabid skeptic with me, a very analytical highly intelligent sort of professional person, who did not believe it, either. Her husband and 18 year old son went as well; her son had begged to go, I found out he had been watching on TBN before, and he believed.
We were way up in the nosebleed seats of a stadium that was packed. He told us to hold hands; the Lord told me NOT to, else she would think when we fell that I pulled her down. Benny did what you described, and we all started falling rows at a time, as a what I can only describe as a wave of His presence bowled us all over like an ocean wave at the beach.
My guest and her family was no exception, and she looked up at me in shock and the first words out of her mouth, with tears rolling down her face were, "YOU didn't do it!"
Now the interesting thing is, I found out later, that her husband considered himself a "warlock", as his pagan mother had introduced him to witchcraft at an early age, which was apparently why the Lord moved on me to invite her in the first place. ALL came to the Lord as a result of this, and are serving Him to this day.
And me? I was healed of the damage a heart attack from stress, had done to my heart when I was a mere 32, only a few months after the attack happened. I felt a literal fire ball hit me in the chest, I went limp in the seat for twenty minutes, and oh yes, Benny himself was not even on the podium yet, the anointing was present anyway. The Lord had told me to go, and I was obedient to do so; that's all that mattered to me.
I was healed so well, the doctor could not even find where the damage had been. Two decades later, I still have a heart like a young person, according to all the doctors who cannot figure out why my pulse is so low as if I was an athlete, and have neither high blood pressure nor high cholesterol.
So that aside, let me ASSURE you I am no way condoning any inappropriate behavior in his or any other man's ministry, nor do I have ANY man on a pedestal of any sort. But I would like to add to that, Abraham was the richest man in his day, as Job was in his. God is not offended by great wealth, it is the LOVE of money that He is concerned with. God looks on the motive of the heart.
And lastly, the Lord taught me a valuable lesson years ago. It was the tying together of these two scriptures, involving the word APPROVED. One, we are to study to show ourselves approved, and two, that Jesus was approved among us by signs and wonders. So that tells me if ANY MAN, has signs and wonders following his/her ministry, I would do well to not speak against God's anointed, irregardless of whether or not I approve, as it is plain to see, God ALREADY HAS.
And another thing He spoke to me one day just as my foot hit the pavement getting ready to tear into my Baptist uncle for making my mother cry the previous week over her being in a "Pentecostal cult", was this; "WHO are YOU to judge another man's servant? You will hug him and tell him you love him and nothing more."
Now let me make this plain, because again I don't want you to think I am saying this on Benny's behalf, as I am NOT; but on YOUR behalf that you do not reap the fruit of your lips. If you have ought against him, you have a God-given directive to lift him up as a sacrifice is lifted up and offered to the Lord. The LORD will decide what to do with it from there. Blessings.....