False righteousness in the Last Days, Part 2
The Lord Jesus said that in the Last Days, false prophets will rise to deceive - if possible - the very elect. We are living in dangerous times, and if we refuse to test and examine the foundations of our faith through Bible truth, we are running a great risk of being entangled in treacherous deception. The purpose of the present text is to highlight the Bible truth - Bible truth also reveals false messages and the manifestation of lying spirits. I have carefully considered the content of the text, and I am not rising above anyone or consider myself as superior over other believers. To the contrary, I am aware of myself being an imperfect human being, but regardless of that I felt that I also need to write this text for others to test and examine through Biblical truth, and spending time in prayer.
In very many cases, deceivers say that a revival is blocked because of arguments between Christians. The Bible says that the work of God is subject to resistance, which should come as no surprise to us who are believers. When believers are not close to God and they encounter resistance, they may assume the role of a martyr, continuously pointing out that they are being resisted, and that people are trying to quench their work and revival. When believers are very close to the Lord, they need not assume the role a martyr and continuously underline that others resist them, but love the Lord and their neighbors in truth, and also love those in truth who resist them, and to also forgive those who resist them.
1 Cor 16:9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
2 Cor 6:
now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
Many preachers in the extreme charismatic movement have yielded to "cleaning themselves up", a process where they continuously underline that others are attacking them and that they - amidst all the attacks and resistance - are still serving God. When people continuously underline that others are attacking them, they do not abide by the will of God, but are "serving" God on their own terms, and their "service" focuses on them praising themselves and showing off by exploiting God and the work of God.
It is true that believers have the right to point out that others are attacking them, but they should not continuously underline that because the focus should be on the Lord Jesus, not on our service and spiritual work. The purpose of spiritual work is to highlight the work of God. In other words, we serve so that God can love our neighbors through us; so that God can save people through the gospel we preach; so that God can equip and strengthen the faith of our sisters and brothers in the Lord Jesus through us. When people continuously underline that others are attacking them and underline that they serve God, regardless of that, they are raising themselves on a pedestal, and in very many cases, they also ridicule their "adversaries" and hit them verbally. The natural man and sensual wisdom want to victimize people, and when a person has become victimized, they - from their victim position - verbally hit, ridicule and mock their adversary, and think that others do not notice and understand this.
The Bible says that when God opens the door for someone to do great, fruitful work, they will also encounter many adversaries who resist the work of God and those serving the Lord. If we know what the Bible says, this comes as no surprise, but is a consequence of God working powerfully amidst us. The Bible says that we should not give any offense for anything so that our ministry would not be blamed (this is referring to cases where the blame really is justified). When we abide by the will of God and follow God, and God has opened the door for us to do fruitful work, we will encounter adversaries who are in a wrong spirit and criticize us for no reason. If we ourselves do something wrong, then the blame (examination, evaluation and testing) is justified. God does not want us to be blamed because of us doing something wrong, living in a wrong way or us setting our hearts on unbiblical things. Not everything we consider to be a blame is a blame, but it can also be gentle rebuke and an invitation to repent of things where our faith is based on something wrong.
Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
We should grow in faith through the power of the Holy Spirit to be patient so that we will endure us being mocked and ridiculed, and we will not be angry or assume the role of a martyr, but love those who mock and verbally hits us. If we really have grown in faith to be patient through the power of the Holy Spirit, we also learn to distinguish gentle rebuke and do not consider it to be an attack because it is not an attack, but God is showing us love and inviting us to repent and to learn to know God in a deeper way. Lord Jesus said that when He rebukes us - either directly through the Holy Spirit or by Him sending a servant of Him to gently rebuke us, the Lord shows His love towards us so that we would not allow sin and falsehood contaminate our hearts, but would repent so that Bible truth can protect our hearts from damage done by sin. If you fail to understand gentle, justified rebuke and continuously underlines that you are being attacked, you fail to understand what the true love of God is and how the love works, and you fail to see the state you are in and the falsehood in your heart. Gentle rebuke is God's love and an invitation to a deeper connection of faith with God.
We should protect our hearts from us attacking others in a fleshly way, and from us not becoming entrapped in endless argumentations over who is right and who is wrong because only God is right. We should serve God and also point out what is being used in order to deceive and to take churches and believers in a wrong direction. Everything we do as believers, serving the Lord, must be done by being patient, gentle, friendly, truthful and through the love of the Holy Spirit while also understanding and being aware of the fact that people will always say bad things about true servants of the Lord even though we are doing good, and people consider us to be agitators even though we speak the truth. We need to learn to distinguish whether the resistance is due to the work of the Lord or through satan, the people of the world and sensual believers, or whether it is a Biblical examination to point out our faith and ministry's false things and unbiblical teachings so that we can repent and move forward in our walk in faith.
Many deceivers praise Heidi Baker, considering her to be a powerful servant of God, whom God uses in a powerful way. The same deceivers say that all Holy Spirit-filled believers on the Day of the Pentecost acted like drunken people.
The second chapter of the Book of Acts in the Bible says that the Jews, who were present on the Day of Pentecost, were confused and were wondering why people were speaking in tongues. The Bible does not say that the Jews were wondering why the disciples were falling, lying on the ground or faltering like drunkards because nothing like that happened when the Holy Spirit filled the disciples on the Day of the Pentecost. Due to them speaking in tongues, some godless Jews who were there mockingly said that the disciples are full of sweet wine, and others were asking what all this was about. The Bible says that not all of the godless people who were there said that they were drunk because only some of them said so. When godless people do not understand the work of the Holy Spirit, they start mocking and perverting the work of God. This is what it was about, not that the disciples would have become drunk in the Holy Spirit. In the hearts of believers, the Holy Spirit results in a holy life in accordance with the will of God, and thus cannot cause believers to be in a state similar to drunkenness and intoxication because drunkenness and drunken behavior are a sin. Solely based on this fact, it is clear that the disciples were not drunk in the spirit as is falsely taught by those involved in the extreme charismatic movement.
The Greek word sophrosune refers to self-control, sensibility and sobriety (also "not getting drunk"). The Bible says that faith in truth through the work of the Holy Spirit results in self-control, sensibility and a sound mind, not ending up in a state that is similar to drunkenness.
The Greek word sophronos is for sober, clear, moderate, sensible and not intoxicated. In the hearts of believers, faith through the work of the Holy Spirit results in sensibility, moderation, clarity and sobriety - not in a state that reminds drunkenness.
1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober (sophroneo), and watch unto prayer.
The Greek word sophroneo is for sober, moderate, sensible, not intoxicated, to have the right mindset, and to have self-control. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit in believers results in self-control, and a sensible, moderate state, not a state reminiscent of intoxication and drunkenness.
Among those involved in New-Age, yoga and the occult, when people are touched by the kundalini force (shaktipat), they may end up in a confused state reminiscent of drunkenness, where they no longer can control and restrain their behavior. The false force of satan (kundalini force) causes a state reminiscent of drunkenness, which those involved in New-Age and yoga also refer to as divine drunkenness, but people actually are touched by demonic spirits. Kundalini yoga teachers, for example, say that when the kundalini force starts to rise and touch people, people become unconscious of their body (self-control and self-restraint). As a consequence, people end up in a trance, and when the kundalini force takes over their bodies, they see visions, hear divine voices, experience divine taste and touch sensations, and their bodies may start jerking, shaking and trembling, and they may experience feelings of happiness, and experience a state similar to drunkenness by getting drunk of divinity.
Heidi Baker is lying on the floor, drunk in the spirit, totally without self-control and self-restraint, which means that satan's force (kundalini force) causes a state reminiscent of drunkenness in her. The Holy Spirit does not cause a state reminiscent of drunkenness in people. Instead, demonic spirits do - through the touch of a deceitful force. Deceivers consider Heidi Baker to be a servant of God and they consider getting drunk in the spirit to be a result of the Holy Spirit, which means that those who praise Heidi Baker are totally lost as they praise the work of the devil, falsely considering them to be the work of God. Heidi Baker is a deceiver who shares and conveys the wine of the fornication of the harlot to those people who have lost their way to receive the impact of the false force of demonic spirits. Every believer who praises and recommends Heidi Baker fails to correctly understand Bible truth and has turned and changed the grace and truth of God into perversion because they believe a lie.
Many deceivers say that Kenneth Hagin has very sound, truthful teachings, and that many people have been healed miraculously while reading books written by Hagin. Deceivers say that the fruit of Hagin's work, defends him.
When we delve into what Kenneth Hagin has taught and look at his fruit, we can see that he was a a deceiver who operated through a false force.
Kenneth Hagin: He (Jesus) tasted spiritual death for every man. And his spirit and inner man went to hell in my place. Can't you see that? PHYSICAL DEATH WOULDN'T REMOVE YOUR SINS. He tasted death for every man. He's talking about spiritual death. (how Jesus obtained his name tape # 44HO1 side 1)
1 Pe 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Kenneth Hagin taught that the physical death of Jesus (the death of the body) could not atone sins. The gospel according to Kenneth Hagin is a false one because the Bible says that Jesus atoned our sins when He died a physical death on the cross. Kenneth Hagin's doctrine of spiritual death is JDS (Jesus Died Spiritually) doctrine which says that Jesus did not atone sins in His body on the cross, but atoned them in hell. The JDS doctrine is a false gospel and if you believe in it, you will go to eternal damnation, not to eternal life.
Kenneth Hagin: In the name of Jesus on the topic of divine healing and health. I have so often said, I haven't had a headache in so many years (45 to be exact) ... Just a few months ago, as I left the office building and started home, suddenly my head started hurting, someone might say, well, you had a headache. No, I didn't have one! I don't have headaches. I haven't had a headache since August 1934. 45 years have come and gone. And I haven't had a headache but if I had a headache, I wouldn't tell anybody. And if somebody asked me how I was feeling, I would say, I'm fine, thank you. (In the Name of Jesus, p.44)
Kenneth Hagin taught that he does not confess or tell anyone if he has a headache, and if someone asks how he is doing, he says that he is doing just fine. Hagin taught that believers can never be sick, and can never have any diseases, and because of this, Hagin was willing to lie that he was healthy and was doing just fine even though he were sick. The faith of Hagin was based on a lie and living a lie.
Kenneth Hagin received the kundalini force, i.e. satanic snake force, and as a result, he hissed like a snake and showed his tongue like a snake. Kenneth Hagin also got drunk of the spirit many times, and also got others drunk. As I said above, the Holy Spirit does not cause a state similar to drunkenness in people, but the kundalini force also causes a state similar to drunkenness among those involved in New-Age, yoga and the occult, where the experience of drunkenness is called divine drunkenness. This is the same filthy spirit of demonic spirits, which causes experiences of getting drunk in the spirit among those involved in the extreme charismatic movement.
Kenneth Hagin: It is not God's will for any to be sick I believe that it is the plan of our father that no believer should be sick that every believer should live his life to full time and actually wear out if Jesus tarries then fall asleep in Jesus. I state boldly that it is not the will of God my father that we should suffer with cancer and other dread disease and reap pain and anguish. No its God's will that we should be healed.? (Healing the fathers Provision, p.9)
Kenneth Hagin taught that it is the will of God that believers are never sick and that when believers die, they can peacefully fall into sleep and die. According to Hagin, believers can never get cancer or other dangerous disease, or feel pain and agony. Kenneth Hagin fell ill at his home on the 14th of September 2003, was taken to a hospital and died there on the 23rd of September 2003.
Hebr 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
Kenneth Hagin believed that believers can never fall ill and die like he died. Regardless of that, he fell ill, and later died at the hospital. Hagin's faith was based on a lie, and his death also revealed the fact that he had built his whole life on a lie.
Those who defend Hagin are either fully ignorant of his false teachings, or have adopted and accepted Hagin's satanic false teachings and the impact of the false force. If someone says that Hagin is a sound, Biblical teacher, shows that the person making such a claim is spiritually blind and rejects Biblical truth.
Believers, too, can get cancer or other dangerous disease, or even die of such a disease, or end up in a car accident and die, etc. In the early church, Stephanus had to experience pain as he suffered a martyr's death when he was stoned to death because of him being loyal to the Lord. The crucial thing is not how believers die, but what kind of fruit they have yielded by the grace of God while living on earth.
Here is examples of what many people might say: God has personally warned me not to judge others' service to God, you do not know everything. If you want to retain your anointment, do not judge others' service to God. You need not have an opinion on everything and on all servants. I have learned that when we come from different denominations and churches and we honor and bless different kinds of service and teachings, we get a major blessing.
1 Thess 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Gal 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
The Bible says that we are to examine everything that people say to be of God because there are many false prophets in the world, and the number of them will only increase at the very end of the Last Days. The Bible says that believers have the right to reveal false prophets and to spiritually - gently - rebuke a fellow sister or brother if he or she is found to have done something wrong (if they have sinned or have fallen astray from the truth). The will of God is that we gently rebuke believers who have fallen astray from the truth in regard to something. This is that same thing as to gently examine, test and evaluate what the Bible truth in regard to the matter is. Of course, we first need to examine, test and evaluate our own condition and our faith and not go on a crusade against others. But the Bible says that we have the right to point out unbiblical teachings and activity, provided that we do it gently and by showing respect towards others.
God does warn us that we are not to give a false testimony of a fellow servant of God, and we by no means know everything, but if and when we know and understand that someone teaches contrary to the Bible or is subject to the impact of the kundalini force, which is often the case among those involved in the extreme charismatic movement, we are responsible and obligated to gently reveal the roots of the lie and to show the Bible truth. If we want to retain the tasks given to us by God, we shall not slander people or give false testimonies, but we must stick to the truth and truthfully and gently reveal false teachings and the activity of a false spirit. We do not and cannot have an opinion on everything and on every servant, but we may have an understanding and knowledge of some matters and servants, and to proceed accordingly. It is a major blessing when we respect and bless one another and each other's service to God, but if we do not understand, are capable of, or do not have the courage to point out false teachings and deception, that is not a blessing, but can contaminate the hearts and faith of many believers and churches/denominations.
Those subject to a false spirit often says that you should not judge (test and examine), but you should bless everything because the lies and deception do not want to be revealed, but want to contaminate and destroy the hearts and faith of believers. In very many cases, those subject to a false spirit threaten others that they should not criticize them (test and examine) because otherwise God will take vengeance and punish those who criticize them. Do not be afraid of lies like this because if you see false teachings or the manifestation of a false spirit in the church/denomination, you are entitled to point it out and gently reveal it. However, you need to bear in mind that we are not to slander anyone, and not to give a false testimony, but everything must be based on God's love and truth, and we need to forgive one another.
Those who consider gentle, truthful examination and revealing of false teachings and the manifestation of a false spirit to be criticism, lovelessness or false activity is blinded by lies, and therefore fails to understand what Biblical testing and examining is and how it is done. Those in favor of false activity very often say that we always need to proceed by placing love first. Likewise, they also point out that if a servant of God does not have love, their springs will run dry, because criticism eliminates anointment because the Bible says that we are not to touch the God's anointed ones.
Eph 4: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
The Bible says that God's love abides by the truth, and we need to abide by the truth in love, and only through love we can grow in faith in the Lord Jesus in the right way. Demonic spirits want you to talk frequently about love and to leave the truth out, and demonic spirits also want to blame those to be loveless, who serve God by abiding by the truth in love. Without the truth of the Bible, love becomes a satanic lie. The Bible says that when we abide by Bible truth in love, we will avoid deception, but if we focus on love without truth, we will become entangled in deception. The love and truth of God, and sticking to it will increase the impact of living water (the powerful impact of the Holy Spirit).
Psalm 105:15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
If "an anointed person of God" deceives believers through false teachings and serves experiences of getting drunk in the spirit, it is not about touching an anointed person of God, but about revealing a deceiver. If we slander or give a false testimony of a servant of God, we touch God's anointed and God will judge us of it unless we repent.
Deceivers often say that people criticize the work of God, through people God uses, to be from a wrong source, and that people even say that they are of the devil and that this is entering an area where people are speaking against the Holy Spirit, and are treading dangerous waters. Deceivers say that the consequences will be heavy if you criticize the work and activity of the Holy Spirit.
Testing and examination must be based on the truth, and if you incorrectly say that the work of the Holy Spirit through someone is of the devil, you really are treading dangerous waters. Example: Kenneth Hagin preached a false gospel and gave experiences of getting drunk in the spirit. It can be said of Hagin that no work of the Holy Spirit took place through him, but work resulting from the false force of a demonic spirit, which deceived people into believing that it is the work of the Holy Spirit. If we as believers believe that deceivers such as Hagin operated in the Holy Spirit, we believe the devil's work to be God's work, and we really are treading dangerous waters then. If you consider the works of the devil to be the work of the Holy Spirit, then you really are speaking against the Holy Spirit. Deceivers and false prophets in the Last Days try to deceive people into engaging in false righteousness through false teachings. I am hoping and praying that all myself and all fellow believers can repent in our lives in regard to where we have based on faith in something wrong, and to be humble in order for us to repent.
2 Thess 2:
In the Last Days, evil satan will work miracles and wonders with all power of lies, and everyone who has not received the love of truth will end up in damnation because they had pleasure in unrighteousness. It is clear that the kundalini force, which teaches getting drunk in the spirit, is not taking people towards eternal life but towards eternal damnation. This is serious because the goal of the lying spirit is to also deceive believers and try to make them accept false teachings, and the manifestation of the lying spirit to an ever increasing extent, with the goal of contaminating the hearts of people so that their destination after this life would change from eternal life to eternal damnation. Believers need not be afraid of deception or eternal damnation if they believe in the Lord Jesus by abiding by the truth in love.
The wrath of God will not only be revealed from heaven against all ungodliness of men but also against those who hold the truth in unrighteousness, i.e. deceives people through lies, which they label as the "truth". Teaching the experience of getting drunk in the spirit, and exposing people to its impact equals living a lie which you consider to be the "truth". God hates teachings and activities like this this and will judge everyone who spreads it forward and believe this lie, unless they repent of their getting lost.
Through the blood of Lord Jesus, we have redemption and atonement of sins, which - by the grace of God - leads to a walk in faith where the Holy Spirit, through Biblical truth, sanctifies believers live in truth and to be blameless before God. The gospel of the Lord Jesus is the real power of God for salvation to everyone who God - in His grace - has saved into eternal life. When our focus is in the gospel of the blood of Lord Jesus, it is the power of God, and the most important and biggest miracle can happen, which is that people are saved to eternal life by the grace of God through repentance and believing in Lord Jesus. Signs and wonders (the healing of the sick and other powerful miracles) are also important, but the main thing is people receiving salvation through the gospel because it is the power of God.
Petri Paavola, 3rd November 2016