The sensational attempting to seek ecstatic spiritual experiences as deluded millions of people into thinking they are Christian. In reality, films of these Ecstatic experiences tend to resemble demonic possession more than any experience of God.
I cannot find anything in the Bible of people barking, being led on a leash, shaking, rolling on the floor, suffering violent head jerking reactions. I see no evidence of people being drunk “in the spirit”. This is a misapplication of “18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;” Ephesians 5:18 (KJV)
note the verse says, be filled with the spirit, not be drunk in the spirit.
Haven’t these people read the verse that says, “Abstain from all appearance of evil?” Instead, people pretend to “shoot up” the Holy Spirit, pantomiming injecting themselves with heroine. Or “Doing lines”, running your nose along the printed lines of a Bible as if it cocaine. “Toke the Holy Spirit.” has people pretending to smoke a marijuana cigarette.
These are not mimicking godly behaviour. This is mimicking evil mimicking the world. What good is there in heroine? None. it is evil. There are people, truly suffering people out there, wanting desperately to get off heroine and crystal meth and cocaine, and unable to.
I ask the Charismatic movement this question:
Have you all gone insane? What good is there in these actions? You’ve set up a mindset in the minds of impressionable young kids that “drugs are good.” This is insane. It is irresponsible. Are we to assume the same Holy God who killed the sons of Aaron because they offered strange fire to the Lord, that He’s going to approve of imitating drug use in connection with him?
And here we pantomime drinking alcohol, and getting drunk, something the Bible plainly dissaproves of, in connection with a mythical “second blessing” of the Holy Spirit.
If there’s a second, subsequent blessing, it’s not from God. It’s either your imagination or a demon.
Here’s the test: Is it holy? Is it separate from the world? Does the fruit of it suggest good or bad?
Snorting the printed lines of a Bible in imitation of the use of a costly powder that is a felony in almost every state in the US, and has destroyed countless lives, and killed many people through an overdose… or by drug dealers for various reasons… Is this good fruit? Or bad???
Would a saved person do this? If you are mimicking this evil behaviour, i’m going right here, right now to question your salvation. I ask – are you SURE you’re saved?
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew 7:15-20 (KJV)
Whoever came up with this behaviour, I’m telling you now – based upon Matthew 7:15-20, I’m going to tell you – you are not saved. You are a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Imitating drug use in pursuit of a “spritual high” is bad. It is evil. It is corrupt. It is not of God, it is of Satan. I cannot think of many things more detestable to God.
Stop this nonsense. Get BIBLICALLY saved. Do not pursue feelings, spritual experiences, mystical highs. Pursue instead righteousness, and holiness. These are the things that the Bible enjoins.
If it advocates illegal and unethical choices… it is not of God.