Lunacy in the Church Part 2

No One Can Help Me!

By Jim Allen

One way to think about end time deception is to observe real life. Sea turtles lay thousands of eggs each season along warm sandy shorelines. Upon hatching, young turtles instinctively scurry to the open sea for protection and nourishment. Unfortunately, between the sandy nest and the life-giving sea are predators standing in wait, ready to devour the hatchings as they emerge one by one. These young sea turtles perish in high numbers because they emerge unprotected.

Intuitively, hatchlings use the light of the moon or sun to find their way to the sea. In our modern era and especially at night, hatchlings are easily confused by artificial lights the moment they emerge. Instead of following the light of the moon, turtles scamper toward a house light or street light. Confused and unaware of the danger, they go to the artificial light, away from the safety of the sea. In the ensuing hours, the hatchlings become easy meals for crabs, sea gulls, and all manner of predator.

Oceanologists estimate that only one in one-thousand sea turtles will ever make it to adulthood. While the estimate is a stark reality for sea turtles and hard to imagine, the Bible says humanity shares a comparable (but spiritual) fate (Matthew 7:13-14).

The apostle Paul warned about a great deception that would take place in the church just before the Second Coming of Christ. Paul identified this event as the great falling away, a deception so intense and so clever that many would not recognize the deception. Those who exchange faith for experience or mix the two are like moths that flutter to a street lamp glowing in the darkness (2 Thessalonians. 2:1-12).

"Error filled teachings reflect an artificial light that beckons to those that are wandering in darkness. Satan disguises himself as an angel of light and his ministers as ministers of righteousness (2 Corinthians 11: 14-15)." [1] The warning from Paul reveals many will depart from the faith to embrace paranormal signs and wonders as true light, wholly unable to recognize the snare (1 Timothy 4:1).

Churches are allowing this sign and wonder of "experiencing God" to replace "believing God." When a pastor waves his hand over a crowd and the worshipers fall like dominos, one needs to pause and wonder about the controlling source of that power and its purpose.

"Jesus performed no showmanship antics by waving his cloak at the crowd; He did not cause people to fall uncontrollably from the electrifying power of His touch; nor, did Jesus become emotional and roll in the dirt or babble an unknown tongue under the anointing." [2] Jesus spoke the truth and the power was in His words to perform miracles and wonders, proving He was indeed the Son of God (Matthew 3:17).

God desires for his children (if they are His children) to worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:24). With no knowledge of what is true and false, and often unable to discern the difference, many open themselves to embrace the experience with no thought given to the source and consequence of that experience. But, exactly what is this experience and what is the purpose and source of this experience that leads to lunacy?

One person seeking "the experience" wrote in an email, "I have experienced the shaking, tingling, electrical sensation going through my body, along with various other things that they said was the Holy Spirit, not realizing that it is the Kundalini spirit…*" This person ended her email by saying, "I have struggled with this for many years and no one has been able to help me." [3]

In one online video clip several people were standing and screaming and shaking violently as the evangelist laid hands on each one. Thinking they were experiencing a touch from God, some danced and others lifted their hands in praise. And still others toppled to the floor unable to stand under the power. There they would lie and soak up the anointing.

As good fortune would have it, a modesty-helper covered a compromised woman (quivering on the floor) with a blanket but then herself overtaken by the same spirit. The five-minute video clip was crazy. It was scary. It was surreal. It was unlike anything I had ever witnessed. It was paranormal. It was not the Holy Spirit I know. To watch this unseemly behavior convinced me these people were under control of another spirit.

The presence of the Holy Spirit is unlike the lunacy we witness in the church. The Holy Spirit is gentle and peaceful, sensitive to our ways and weakness and ever fervent to reveal more of Christ to us (John 14:26; Romans 8:14). "The Spirit is described in various parts of scripture as fire, power, faith, peace, joy, fullness, or holiness (the seal of God's promise in and on us). All these things come from God and when the Spirit makes His presence known we usually feel at least some of these things in some way or another." [4] But what we feel is never like what we see!

In closing, of all people anointed on earth, Jesus (incarnate) was filled with the Holy Spirit continually (Luke 4:1). He did none of these strange things we see in church. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to abide in us by faith as the Spirit abides in Him. While the Bible teaches the Holy Spirit will guide us, it never teaches He will control us and herein the difference (John 16:13).

From this wonderful truth and unique relationship, the Spirit of Truth becomes a soul-mate, our best friend, a loyal helper. He protects us from the predators and guides us safely through the perils of our earth-bound journey to eternal life (Deuteronomy 1:33).

*The Kundalini Spirit is thought to be a spirit of eastern origin, India. From "Holy Spirit or Kundalini?" by Mishel [emphasis original]:
The following quote came from a website that supports a worldwide awakening of Kundalini. It shocked me that even the Mystics see it clearly! "So if you call it Kundalini the people in Christian circles will run from it. If you call it the Baptism of the Holy Spirit the same people will run to it."

Jessie Pen Lewis puts it this way, "The counterfeit of the Presence of God is mainly felt upon the body, and by the physical senses, in conscious "fire," "thrills," etc… The person affected by this counterfeit will be moved almost automatically to actions he would not perform of his own will, and with all his faculties in operation. He may not even remember what he has done under the "power" of this "presence" (Jessie-Penn Lewis War On the Saints, p.153)

1. Yasmeen Suri; Home Page
2. Jim Allen; "What is Grave Sucking?
3. PJ Miller; "Be Careful in Who you Permit to lay hands upon you: Manifestations?"
4. Peg; "What Does the Holy Spirit Feel Like?"

Image Credit: Sheri; "Enchanting Blue Flame"; Creative Commons

TagsBiblical-Truth  |  Controversial-Issues  |  False-Teaching

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Published 7-1-14