The churches are full of counterfeit spirits masquerading as the Holy Spirit.
These spirits are present because the Holy Spirit is not. The Holy Spirit DOES NOT inhabit a building. The Holy Spirit of God inhabits the bodies of believers.
“Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”
The Bible declares there are FEW believers. There are MANY pretenders, hence no Holy Spirit and no ability to discern when a church is summoning an antichrist counterfeit spirit.
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
Several years ago, we wrote about counterfeit spirits.
And yet, so many “Christians” hunger for a “move of God” or a “manifestation of the Spirit;” of experiencing what the Bible declares they already have: a presence of the Lord. We live in a time when experiences trump the Word of God.
Pew-sitters and pulpit-poachers are both searching for what the Bible clearly says they should already possess: the Holy Spirit. But most appear willing to accept any spirit–and do. Especially when that spirit brings excitement.
False religions do not have this indwelling of the Holy Spirit taking place within their adherents. So what’s a Devil to do? Well, he’ll just do what he’s always done, and rather successfully at that: create some kind of counterfeit experience to mimic a real blessing given by God to true Christians.
Could this hunger for a physical manifestation of the supernatural be brought on because so many who wear the Christian label are only playing a part? Could it be one of the by-products of a people used to walking by sight instead of faith?
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
—2 Corinthians 5:7
If one is a sight-walker, one doesn’t need faith: one makes use of experiences, signs, wonders, feelings and emotions. Could the wholesale lack of discernment in the churches also be another sign that the Holy Spirit is absent from those who feel they are believers?
Sad but likely.
Back to counterfeit spirits.
Many churches practice getting into a state of antichrist altered perception by chanting or singing the same verses over and over and over again. This writer grew up next to a large community of Eastern mystics. The Christian repetitions are little different from the Hindu ones A mantra is a mantra; it matters little whether you use “Jesus” or another deity as the centering mechanism.
Jesus warned against this in Matthew 6:7
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
But who listens to the Bible anymore–especially when it contradicts what many “feel” is right? We live in a season where “Christians” believe any practice/ritual they engage in is sanctified by their very participation in it.
“If we do it, it must be right.”
The end justifies the means.
If it works, do it.
If it feels good, do it.
And so, all too many do: convinced they’re worshiping the God of the Bible. Instead, they give their praise and worship to an idol of their own construction.
Counterfeit spirits have taken up residence in the churches because they have been invited, invoked and otherwise summoned by a collection of church folk: most who don’t know any better; some who DO.
Many times, these spirits cause various flesh-pleasing reactions among the congregation and chatter about having experienced a “move of the spirit” is heard.
It IS a “move of A spirit” NOT a move of the Holy Spirit.
If the church-goer is genuinely interested in whether he is having an encounter with a fake spirit in a church, there’s a few good ways to tell.
1- The Holy Spirit will not speak of Himself: He will ONLY point the believer to Jesus and NOTHING else.
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.”
No “manifestations of love.”
No other manifestations (barking, howling, laughing) which bring reproach to God or His Son, Jesus Christ.
2- The church will refer to “Holy Spirit,” not THE Holy Spirit. There is only one Holy Spirit of God. There are a number of spirits who are holy to the undercover dragon cultists. They hate the name of Jesus and will use any number of other names (including any number of names they think make them look super-spiritual, such as Yahshua) to avoid using His name.
In the same manner, they detest the Holy Spirit.
Yes, the whole earth will worship the dragon (Satan).
“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast…And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
Again, the WHOLE world will worship the dragon. MOST won’t notice (or care about) the difference because the WHOLE world is deceived.
Of course, Satan is not going to hang out a sign in front of the churches “Welcome to Satan’s Sanctuary! We welcome the wicked, the foolish and the deceived!”
One sign of the end times is the proliferation of spirits and mankind’s chasing after them instead of the LORD God Almighty. Many who pursue such counterfeit spirits will be deceived into thinking they are experiencing a “move of the spirit.”
They could have known the difference.
IF they had cared more about the truth than about their own comfort and their relationships within the four walls of their church, they could have avoided an eternity of torment.
“for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”
The time to care about whether one is deceived by counterfeit spirits is not later. The time to care is NOW.
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
—2 Corinthians 4:3
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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