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.”
Thank you for your explanation of the Yogi movement. This knowledge is very helpful. Many blessings to you
Good word. I just learned about this spirit from a lady who came and spoke on a Wednesday night. She went in deep details explaining and exposing. It was a excellent teaching. Thank you for always being on top of things and teaching what you have learned
I lost everything… including my Spiritual inheritance.
My brother and co labourer,
This message is timely,
Wouldn’t we say the same thing about Christmas and Easter that have pagan origins? Same practice…. Different intentions. I agree wholeheartedly, but as the body of Christ we need to start looking at everything… Even the traditions we cherish.
Yes we do and I have and now choose to not celebrate holidays that are man made and not God established. I questioned why if Christmas was to be celebrated why didnt the disciples celebrate then it got me into checking out the origin of Christmas and it has Nothing to do with Jesus. Neither does Easter. Passover is what God says to celebrate and now I celebrate and love the Cedar Meal .
If you read John Rameriz book, he will open your eyes wide. “Armed and Dangerous “.
I will Amen that!
YES and AMEN!!!
Thank you Pastor Williams. We are living in the last of the last days and all kinds of deception and demonic activity are prevalent. As Christians, we need to grow from strength to strength and from glory to glory by spending more time in the word of God and on our knees before the LORD everyday to be more sensitive to the Holy Spirit. All praise and worship to the only LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ !!
How about Sunday. The day of the sun god
Brother Dave, Just as you have been a master of research and study through the years this new book will richly bless and transform those who have ears to hear what the Spirit has brought through you. Lord, help the Church hear this vital message and respond in faith.
This is a timely message. Christians are appropiating so many pagan practices and don’t even realize it. We must be aware, in prayer, and discerning.
Yes, Blaize, the Christmas tree and Easter eggs and bunnies and their associated practices are in some ways worse than yoga, and their spiritual effects are similar. The fact that these traditions stem from European paganism rather than Hinduism makes them no more acceptable to God. They ought to be resisted with equal vehemence as Christian yoga.
Must discern what is of God, and what is not! You are right Pas. Dave! God’s word is True! The Holy Spirit, will not go against it! Everyone’s faith will be tried in these last days! This is parting of the Tares & Wheat! God is showing what is real and what is fake! confirmation with God’s Peace, this is what we all need today!
Deception slithers into our lives through a small crack in our armor (Eph 6). One area in our Christian walk that will create a chink or an open door in our armor is lack of knowledge, not rightly dividing the Word of God. God’s Word says that His people perish for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:1-7). God’s Word also states that an approved worker of the Lord correctly explains the Word of Truth. (2 Tim 2:15)
Thank you for speaking the truth today, the counterfeit Holy Spirit and the counterfeit Jesus continue to entice believers and unbelievers with a fervor all across the nation.
God the Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth and the knowledge of His Word, keeping us safe from all deception. (John 16:13)
Pastors must teach the sheep the dangers of mixing New Age practices i.e Yoga, Halloween, Harry Potter Pokemon
many other God’s Christianss are not versed in the Word of God because churches are not teaching the full counsel of God’s Word
Will you please notify me when the 14 page PDF document about yoga becomes available?
Kathy, it is available at DaveWilliams.com/yoga.
What about ending every prayer with the word “amen”? I was told that there is a god called the amen rah and that when we end a prayer with that word we are giving the prayer over to that false god?