The Kundalini Spirit Imitating the Holy Ghost
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
THIS IS ONE OF THE DARKEST SPIRITS TO ATTACK THE PERSON OF THE HOLY GHOST AND THE BODY OF JESUS CHRIST IN CHURCH HISTORY. As a Pentecostal myself and with over 55 years of experience pastoring, I have witnessed the true anointing of the Holy Spirit. We must not allow ourselves to cast out the true in our devotion to the genuine. I yearn for revival with everything that is in me. Gladly, would I give up my own life or pay whatever cost if it would assure revival in our Pentecostal & Evangelical churches around the world. It is evident to me that there is a large company of good men and women who have the same intense desire. They are represented in many different fellowships of different persuasions. Why then does revival tarry? Has the Holy Spirit been so grieved that He is waiting for His people to repent?
I believe that one reason “revival tarries” is that Jesus Christ, the Lord of the Church, is waiting for the true believers to come to the end of themselves and our fleshly schemes. We all have witnessed one unbiblical trend after the other for several decades. Hilarious laughter is just the latest! I have known the Lord as my Savior for 61 years. I was saved in a solid Pentecostal church and was immediately taught a righteous lifestyle. My initial experience was so solid and real that nothing has made me desire to turn back to the beggarly elements. “O taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8) He is life everlasting and I want nothing else.
During these 61 years, I have witnessed some incredible trends. The first I remember was Rev. A. A. Allen and certain phenomenon that accompanied his ministry. Crosses would appear in the foreheads, blood would appear on the body, and oil would flow in the hands of those anointed to pray for others. All of this created great debate and a multitude would go to witness the so-called miracles. Finally, Mr. Allen was caught drunk and later was reported dead from cirrhosis of the liver. I remember that, immediately upon hearing and viewing Mr. Allen, I knew something was wrong with these proclaimed activities. Some of the saints condemned me for my unbelief. I was still a teenager, but I believed everything had to be weighed by the Word of God and common sense. I still do.
No segment of people within the body of Jesus Christ has suffered so many impostors as Pentecostals. Their free styles of worship and their deep desire to see the Book of Acts manifest has made them susceptible to quick tongues and cheap emotions. I have often asked, “Will they ever learn?” Apparently not! Now that Pentecostalism has been accepted by a goodly part of the Christian world, these wild megatrends are playing havoc all over the church. The New Wave churches are intimately connected with the Catholic Church and this has opened the door for even greater deception in their ranks. The Virgin Mary is now being worshipped and New Wave proponents are talking in tongues at her shrines.
The Sovereign Holy Spirit! The person of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of God) is absolutely sovereign. He will manifest Himself only when He can act sovereignly and in full accord of the absolutes of the Holy Scripture. “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.” (Psalm 119:89) The Holy Spirit does not glorify Himself and acts only to exalt the person of Jesus Christ. To even imagine that the Holy Spirit would manifest Himself to exalt human emotions and to draw attention to a personality is repulsive. It is easy to see that something is wrong.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
If Pentecostals and the New Wave churches have any desire of regaining the reputation they have lost over the last twenty to thirty years, then the place to start is in the Book of Acts. This history of the early church is the ironclad picture of the true body of Jesus Christ. The style, teaching and methodology of that great book is the example the Holy Spirit gave to guide our ministry coupled with the Epistles of Paul, Peter, James and John and rooted in the rest of the Holy Bible. We have God’s order for His church. Only foolish people will dare conduct the Lord’s business on any other basis. To even tolerate a minister or ideas that have no understanding or commitment to these truths is foolish and destructive to Christ’s body and His Church.
The following statement by D. Martin Lloyd-Jones from his book entitled, “Revival”, will give you some idea of what the great leaders of the church have stated in the past. “The need we say is the need of an outpouring of the Spirit of God. But, clearly, by definition, the Spirit of God can only be outpoured on and can only honor His own truth. The Holy Spirit cannot honor a lie. He cannot honor a negation of truth… So if we want the blessing of the Holy Spirit. Clearly, we must make sure that our position conforms to His truth.”
Satan, The Master Imitator! As mentioned earlier in this article, Satan’s primary method is an imitation of the real. There is a striking difference in the work of the Holy Spirit and the work of Satan. Satan approaches men by titillating their flesh. He scorns the use of one’s mind to believe and receive on the basis of faith and truth and convinces men to act on the basis of feeling and excitement. This is always one of the chief methods of error and false doctrine.
The Holy Spirit speaks to man’s spirit, not his flesh, and He reasons with men in their spirit according to the Word of God. “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18) You may get man’s attention by something he feels or sees (miracles or even great catastrophes), but you do not convert him on that basis. He is converted to Jesus Christ only by the Sovereign work of the Holy Spirit and through the unquestioned truth of the Gospel.
Holy Scripture teaches us that “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:44) The use of flesh and emotion in an effort to titillate and by that titillation draw men to God is utterly false and is another gospel. The Bible warns us, “… though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8)
The gospel presentation and the conviction of the Holy Spirit do not need human aids. He does use human channels. “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” (2 Corinthians 4:7) Our function is to obey and fulfill the Word of God and then to depend wholly upon the influence and power of the Holy Spirit to transform the individual’s life.
14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
Satan is delighted when the professing believer will use his methods to perform religious activities. Satan knows we are spiritual beings and that all actions that relate to our will or emotions also affects our spirit. It is imperative that every activity in the life of the church be totally Biblical and without admixture. There is no room for the so-called “relevant” approach to Biblical interpretation or methodology. Our efforts to be relevant with worldly thinking have almost totally destroyed our Christian universities and colleges and now our churches.
Revivals Of The Past! It really makes little difference whether the revivals of the past were led by Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists or Pentecostals, etc. They were extremely similar and usually affected all the churches in a given geographical area. Yes, there was excitement, even great emotions of joy and worship and sometimes the emotions would get a bit out of hand. Almost always the leaders were Biblically conscious and very zealous to right any questionable activity lest the revival itself should be wrongly criticized. Their interest was to protect the integrity of the revival not to protect or promote some individual person.
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church, lamented the deadness of churches in his generation. In one of his books he stated, “Because the love of many, almost all Christians so-called waxed cold. That was the real cause why the extraordinary gifts of the Holy Ghost were no longer to be found in the Christian church.” In a German work, Souer’s History of the Christian Church, vol. 3, p. 406, the following is found: “Dr. Martin Luther was a prophet, evangelist, speaker in tongues and interpreter, in one person, endowed with all the gifts of the Holy Spirit.”
Regarding Dwight L. Moody, here are a few quotations from page 402, Trails and Trumpets of Faith by Rev. D. D. Boyd, a Baptist minister. This man was a very intimate friend of the famous evangelist. “When I, a YMCA Member, got to the rooms of the Young Men’s Christian Association (Victoria Hall, London), I found the meeting ‘on fire.’ The young men were speaking with tongues, prophesying. What on earth did it mean? Only that Moody had been addressing them that afternoon! “What manner of man is this?” thought I, but still I did not give him my hand… Many of the clergy were so opposed to the movement that they turned their backs upon our poor innocent Young Men’s Christian Association for the part we took in the work; but afterwards when the floodgates of divine grace were opened, Sunderland (near London) was taken by storm.”
Some years ago Dr. F. B. Myer visited Estonia, one of the Baltic provinces of Russia, where he found some simple peasant congregations of Baptists. He wrote to the Londao Christian of the wonderful work of the Holy Ghost that he saw among them. He stated: “It is very remarkable at a time when the Lutheran Church of this land has lost its evangelistic fervor, and is inclined to substitute forms and rites for the living power of Christ, that God raised up a devoted nobleman, Baron Uxhall, to preach the gospel in all its simplicity, and is renewing among the peasantry those marvelous manifestations which attended the first preaching of the gospel when God bore witness to the message of salvation with signs and wonders and gifts of the Holy Ghost. To come across a movement like this is intensely interesting. The gift of tongues is heard quite often in the meetings, especially in the villages, but also in the towns. Here at Reval, the pastor of the Baptist Church tells me that they often break out in his meetings. When they are interpreted they are found to mean, ‘Jesus is coming soon; Jesus is near. Be ready; be not idle.’ When they are heard, unbelievers who may be in the audience are greatly awed.”
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
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 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
Charles Finney said in his autobiography, “When I received the Holy Ghost Baptism it was like waves of glory going through and through me. I literally bellowed out the unutterable gushes of my heart. If this continues I will surely die, but I had no fear of death.” This man was a great Presbyterian preacher. According to revival historian, Andrew Strom, here is a report from Charles Finney right out of one revival service. “I had not spoken to them in this strain of direct application more than a quarter of an hour, when all at once an awful solemnity seemed to settle down upon them. The congregation began to fall from their seats in every direction and cry for mercy. If I had had a sword in my hand I could not have cut them off their seats as fast as they fell. Indeed, nearly the whole congregation was either on their knees or prostrate in less than two minutes from this first shock that fell upon them. Everyone who was able to speak at all prayed for himself.” (“Brownsville, Pensacola – ‘Toronto’ Or Not?”, by Andrew Strom.)
On and on you can search the pages of history to discover a constant theme of power, anointing and Holy Ghost outpouring. When the fires of revival were burning the overwhelming results were conviction of sin and separation to Biblical Holiness. Often conviction was so strong that the sinners could not stand on their feet. They would fall in mass on their faces in the passion of repentance and reverent fear before the God of Holiness and judgment.
Here is another description of great conviction, Godly sorrow, and power that accomplished revivals of the past. “Some writers have pointed out that people ‘fell down under the power of God’ during many previous revivals. Yes, they fell down all right, under the most PIERCING SORROW AND CONVICTION OF SIN. They fell down under the preaching of Edwards, Whitfield, Wesley and Finney BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT STAND UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THEIR OWN SIN FOR A MOMENT LONGER. They fell as thunderstruck by the awesome HOLINESS of the living God. As I have said, I have been studying revivals for over twelve years now, and I would have to say that the overriding theme of genuine revival down the centuries has been TREMENDOUS CONVICTION OF SIN AND DEEP REPENTANCE (not ‘inner healing’, which has always been one of the very major emphases of the New Age movement worldwide, but is not found in the Bible).” (“Brownsville, Pensacola – ‘Toronto’ Or Not,” by Andrew Strom.)
THE KUNDALINI SPIRIT OF HINDUISM! What is called “falling out in the spirit”, “holy laughter” and the wild jerking and body gyration that is so dominant in many churches today, should be judged on the basis of what the Scriptures teach and what is changed in the lives of the individuals. It should never be borrowed from some false religion. There are accounts of worship, where David danced before the Lord and the healed man in Acts three, walking, leaping and praising God, but the individual was always reverent with great awe before the Lord. Never was there some kind of emotional titillation. While we should not condemn a person who falls on their back, neither should we promote that kind of religious exercise. In the Scripture they were not looking for a cheap blessing, they were crying out to a Holy God. The difference is between self-centered activity and God-centered activity. One is easily created by hypnotic induction and mass hysteria, while the other is usually related to hunger and thirst after God and offers little chance of being used to promote the preacher.
Many popular religious leaders of today would have a small chance of even being heard in a Holy Ghost revival based on the Word of God. Multitudes of churches have been duped over and over again with these kinds of cheap methods. Such activity could not survive in any religious atmosphere were it not for Biblical ignorance, and the desire to be successful at any cost. The willingness to sacrifice Biblical principle for success and a big time atmosphere has been growing for many years. We are now reaping the rotten fruit.
The long introduction in this chapter was for a purpose. I’m a Pentecostal and I believe in the entire Scripture as it relates to the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. I believe every believer has the Holy Spirit from the moment of conversion and the born again experience, but I believe there is a difference in men having all of Him and He having all of men. When we are saved, we have all of Him, but when we are filled with the Holy Ghost, He has all of us. That’s a world of difference. He fills the believer with His Spirit that they might have power to do His service and be His intimate servants. There is no other reason for the ministry of God, the Holy Spirit. The cheap noise called present day Pentecost has soured a multitude to the glory of God revealed in His church.