The deceived and the deceiver
I was greatly shocked when I listened to a speech from 2014 (available on the Internet, in Finnish only) by Mika Yrjölä, the leader of the Pentecostal Church of Finland. The speech was entitled "Juopukaa Pyhästä Hengestä", i.e. "Get drunk on the Holy Spirit". Yrjölä's speech was meant to encourage Christians and wake them up. But Yrjölä did not do that. He warned listeners that they do not perhaps understand him correctly. Compared to what the Bible (i.e. the truth, the Word of God) says, Yrjölä's message was totally false as he gave an example of the godless being drunk, and that we should do similar works as the drunken, but do those works in the Holy Spirit. The drunken and their drunken works are not an example of the works of the Holy Spirit for Christians even though Yrjölä teaches so. When I was studying this theme, I found a speech online on holy drunkenness (2016) by Raniero Cantalamessa, the Preacher to the Papal Household. The false teaching on holy drunkenness is also found in the Catholic Church.
Why should we address these matters and write about them? The Lord Jesus told us to beware of deceivers and false prophets in the last days. That is why we, too, must address these matters and write about them, while keeping in mind that we need to address the matters in a loving, gentle way, highlighting Bible truth and glorifying the Lord Jesus. The Bible also says that in the final days of the end of days, many Christians will give up Bible truth and, in their apostasy, they will start following demonic spirits and doctrines of demons, while still thinking that they believe in Jesus even though they have given up the truth and exchanged the truth for lies. That is why we, too, must address these matters so that we would not get lost and so that those who have gotten lost would be able to repent and again believe in Jesus in accordance with what the Bible teaches. Pray, and compare the present text to what the Bible teaches.
In his speech on getting drunk on the Holy Spirit, Yrjölä argued that the impact of the Holy Spirit is similar to a state of being drunk on alcohol, and Yrjölä also teaches that Christians should follow the example of how godless, drunken people behave and do the same works as they do, but do that in the Holy Spirit. Intoxication is a sin and a shame of sin, which, in many cases, results in lasciviousness and fornication, as well many other harmful, sinful things. The sin of intoxication and the works resulting from it are not an example for the children of God of appropriate works if and when the same works were done by the Holy Spirit, because sinful intoxication is the rotten fruit of sin, and there is nothing good and godly in it.
If and when sinful intoxication and works made through it are used as an example of what should happen in the Holy Spirit, the person stating that is mocking God. The person surely does not themselves consider themselves as mocking God, and would not even want to do that consciously, but when someone says that the things resulting from sinful intoxication are examples of what should be done in the Holy Spirit, the person stating that is mocking God. When people commit the sin of intoxication, they make a covenant with idols (demonic spirits), and believers must, in no way, be partakers of that or teach that believers should follow the example of works resulting from the sin of intoxication.
Acts 2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
False teachers say that the disciples got drunk on the Holy Spirit on the Day of the Pentecost. Peter said that the disciples who spoke in tongues on the Day of the Pentecost were not drunk. This means that the disciples were not drunk on alcohol or the Holy Spirit. If they had been drunk on the Holy Spirit, Peter would have said so, but he said that they were not drunk. The Holy Spirit of God does not result in a state similar to intoxication, but the impact of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, i.e. love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith (also: being faithful to the truth), meekness, temperance.
The meaning of the Greek word "sophronos" is with sound mind, soberly (also not intoxicated), temperately, discreetly . Faith, resulting from the Holy Spirit makes the hearts of believers sensible, moderate, clear, sober and not intoxicated, and does not cause a state similar to being drunk. The Bible truth testifies and teaches us that God-given faith and the Holy Spirit do not cause a state similar to drunkenness. If you believe that the Holy Spirit causes a state similar to drunkenness, you have given up the truth in your heart and believed a lie, which is why your understanding has been blinded so as you resist the truth and accept to believing satanic lies.
When believers - in their hearts - have gotten lost and are far from God, and they believe in lies, they are blinded and might get drunk by the impact of satan's demonic spirits, and they might behave as if they were drunk on alcohol. If and when believers believe a lie, they lose their spiritual sight and understanding, and they become spiritually blind because they believe a lie. Because they believe a lie, they fail to understand Bible truth because their spiritual blindness causes them to fail to understand and see the truth, and perverts the truth through the lie. Only if they humble themselves and repent, they will again receive spiritual sight and capacity to understand and see the truth manifested in the Word of God.
Mika Yrjölä is the leading pastor of the Saalem church based in Helsinki, and the operational director and leader of the Pentecostal Church of Finland. He has been deceived to be in favor of a satanic deception of the last days, which leads people to demise and to the embrace of the antichrist. I am hoping and praying that he would repent and reject his false teachings and would start believing in the Lord Jesus in accordance to what the Bible teaches. I am not attacking him with the present text, but I am writing this with great sorrow in my heart, and I am hoping and praying that this lost heart would humble himself to repent and would so get to know the truth and have real Biblical faith.
Raniero Cantalamessa is the Preacher to the Papal Household. On December 16, 2016, Radio Vaticana (website of the Catholic Church) published a sermon by Cantalamessa, entitled "The Sober Intoxication of the Spirit". Cantalamessa gave the sermon to Pope Francis and the members of the Roman Curia. In the sermon, Cantalamessa also pointed out that some Church Fathers taught on the sober intoxication of the Spirit. Cantalamessa said that we need the sober intoxication of the Spirit more than the Church Fathers did. Cantalamessa said that the world resists the gospel, which is why only the strong wine of the Spirit can defeat disbelief.
What is noteworthy is that the Preacher to the Papal Household teaches getting drunk on the Spirit and says that according to the New Testament, sobriety is required for getting drunk in the Spirit, and that the intoxication of the Spirit is needed so that people can achieve sobriety in practice. The Bible does not say anything concerning 'sober' intoxication or drunkenness in the Spirit. Cantalamessa has the same satanic false teaching as the extreme charismatic movement has on holy drunkenness. The Catholic Church is involved in the same deception as the extreme charismatic movement, and it is easy to see and state that this deception, too, has found its way from the Catholic Church to the extreme charismatic movement.
Some people involved in New -Age, yoga and the occult, teach on the kundalini force, which, among other things, causes divine drunkenness where people can achieve a state similar to drunkenness without having to take drugs or alcohol when they receive and allow the kundalini force (force of dark spiritual powers) take effect in them so that they can experience divine drunkenness, a state similar to being drunk on alcohol or intoxicated by drug use.
The Bible teaches that in the last days, the great Babylon (ecumenism, i.e. a melting pot of different religions and different belief systems) makes all nations drunk on the wine of the wrath of her fornication. This happens when lost and deceived Christians and representatives of different religions, and others, get drunk on a satanic spirit in the last days. The spirit also causes a state similar to drunkenness:
The meaning of the Greek word potizo is 'to give to drink' and 'to furnish drink', and metaphorically - 'to imbue', 'to saturate one's mind'. The meaning of the Greek word methuo is 'to be drunken' and 'to be intoxicated'. The Bible says that in the last days, the great Babylon, i.e. the harlot, will make the people of the earth get drunk on the wine of the wrath of her fornication, i.e. through a satanic false force, which deceives them into believing lies and causes a state similar to drunkenness in them. Some refer to the state by 'getting drunk on the Holy Spirit' and others by 'divine drunkenness', or 'holy drunkenness', but it is all the same satanic false force of demons (kundalini force/power).
In the last days, satan will try to deceive Christians in many ways, such as through getting drunk on the Spirit and soaking in the Spirit. The Bible says that the evil spirit of satan is deceiving and will deceive people into getting drunk on the wine (spirit of evil satan) of fornication and to suck the spirit in their hearts. The grave sucking, anointing through the bodies of the dead, and getting drunk on the Spirit is caused by the satanic spirit of fornication, which will take particularly powerful impact on the last days, and the Book of Revelation also teaches us about that, and warns us to beware of it.
The Bible says that those enslaved by the wine of fornication (kundalini force - holy drunkenness - divine drunkenness) are led by the wine of fornication, and will bow down to the beast and will accept the mark of the beast inside them. Every Christian who has been deceived to believe that the Holy Spirit causes drunkenness, and who allow the false spirit to make them drunk, is ending up to be embraced by the antichrist, and will end up to eternal damnation unless they repent and reject the satanic lie and return to believing in the Lord Jesus in accordance to what the Bible teaches. Christians who teach holy drunkenness have fallen away from the truth, and they have become deceivers because of the deception. If you have fallen away from the truth and believe the lie of holy drunkenness, you must repent to avoid eternal damage to your soul. Believe in the Lord Jesus in accordance to what the Bible teaches:
John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.