You love Jesus, and, as a spiritual being, you want to enjoy genuine spiritual encounters. Yet, discernment is your lifeline in these days of deception, fake news, and delusion.
Satan is offering up a smorgasbord of curious deceptions. It’s crucial to learn how to discern truth from error (1 John 4:6) and prevent disaster in your life and maintain the presence of God in your home.
I am seeing the rise of a counterfeit Holy Spirit. The kundalini spirit masquerades as the Holy Spirit to convince undiscerning Christians that they’re hearing and encountering God. (1 John 4:1)
What Happened in the Past
This is precisely what happened in Germany just before Adolf Hitler was installed as chancellor. New age people and Hindus alike believe in what is called a “collective awakening.” They teach that if you can get enough people involved in a pagan practice of some kind, an entire group can encounter a simultaneous collective awakening. However, the Bible calls this a strong delusion. (2 Thessalonians 2:10-13)
Just as Germany encountered a strong delusion when the majority believed the lies of Third Reich and installed a demon-possessed man as it’s leader, the same is possible in America.
God warned His people to NEVER participate in the practicing of pagan nations. Yet, in the 1920s Germany experienced a yoga boom, with yoga studios opening everywhere. Berlin printed yoga books for distribution. Hitler appropriated the swastika as his logo, stealing it from the Hindu religion. Heinrich Himmler, the architect of the “final solution,” was a yogi who carried a yoga book with him everywhere he went, even encouraging the death squads to practice yoga to relieve their stress. I document this all in my book, Yoga Craze in the Last Days.
What is Happening Today
In today’s America, we are seeing firsthand the time that Jesus warned would be filled with deception. We find professing Christians practicing “Christian Yoga,” “Christian Wicca,” and some even call themselves “Christian Mediums.” (Matthew 24:4, Matthew 24:11)
In the Old Testament, when God’s people incorporated pagan practices in their worship—serious judgment came. God instructed them clearly, “When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, be very careful not to imitate the detestable customs of the nations living there.” (Deuteronomy 18:9)
When Israel adopted the customs and practices of the pagan nations and syncretized them with their worship of God, destruction came to them—not because of their intentions but because of their practices. This is important to note because leaders of the Christian transmutations of yoga say things like, “Same moves–different intention.” But according to God’s Word, it is not the intention, but the practice that is the biggest danger.
2 Kings 17:7, 8, 9, 15 (NLT)
This disaster came upon the people of Israel because they worshiped other gods… They had followed the practices of the pagan nations the Lord had driven from the land ahead of them, as well as the practices the kings of Israel had introduced. The people of Israel had also secretly done many things that were not pleasing to the Lord their God… They worshiped worthless idols, so they became worthless themselves. They followed the example of the nations around them, disobeying the Lord’s command not to imitate them. [Emphasis mine]
“But that’s the Old Testament…and we are under grace,” some protest. Yet Paul cautioned that we should learn from their examples and NOT make the same idolatrous mistakes. (Corinthians 10:6, 1 Corinthians 10:11)
Pray for discernment
Some are now cleverly teaching a different Jesus, rather than the true Son of God, Messiah-Savior. (2 Corinthians 11:4) If Jesus allows Christians to integrate pagan traditions and occultism into Christian worship, then he is not the Jesus of Scripture. Many of the first-century Corinthians were worshipping “another Jesus” and listening to a “different spirit,” and they didn’t know it. They seemed to tolerate the deception, to their damage.
Pray for discernment in these deceptive days. (Hebrews 5:14) Don’t allow the devil to use you as a “useful idiot” in his scheme to help launch his own “collective awakening.”