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Kundalini spirits in the church?

Andrew Strom has re-ignited concerns which have surfaced periodically since the time of the Toronto Blessing in 1994. The outspoken New Zealand preacher has written a book entitled 'Kundalini Warning' which suggests that false spirits are invading the church.


Ed. Foreward

kundaliniI researched the New Age Movement (and its associated eastern spiritualities) back in the late 80s/early 90s and spoke, (by invitation at that time) to many church groups on the subject.
Awakening the Kundalini
is the expression used by mystics,  Hindu gurus and New Agers for the practice of focussing on a 'serpent spirit' which, they say, resides in each one of us in the form of a coiled snake located at the base of the spine. Through meditation and physical body positioning the aim is to 'raise the Kundalini' through a total of seven spiritual waypoints – called 'Chakras' – located along the spine.

The aim is to elevate the Kundalini spirit to the 'Crown Chakra' which is located at the top of the skull. Those who have gone through this process have described it as 'mind-blowing'.
I threw the 'best' book I had on the subject into the waste bucket as I didn't want it in my home, and I wouldn't want to quote from it in this article anyway.

The practice, which is spiritually dangerous in the extreme, is often linked with Yoga-like exercises associated with eastern meditation and mysticism. Chanting and essentially self-hypnotic routines can be a 'way in'.

Andrew Strom believes that these phenomena – stretching back to the Toronto Blessing – represent the 'worst invasion [of deceiving spirits] in church history' and, in his concern, goes as far as controversaly 'naming names'. It is up to the reader to exercise his/her own discernment on all that is contained in the following.

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KUNDALINI WARNING – Urgent

-by Andrew Strom.

Kundalini1I just saw the video of Rick Joyner announcing that Todd Bentley is back ministering every night at Morningstar in North Carolina and now they have so-called "revival" manifestations eerily similar to Lakeland. They also announced that they are streaming these big meetings every night on their new TV channel - and they are greatly promoting the whole thing.

Now I am a tongues-speaking Pentecostal myself - but can I ask a simple question here please? What kind of "spirit" was it operating in the Lakeland revival - when the leader and main focal- point of the meetings (Todd Bentley) was having an adulterous affair behind the scenes? Was it truly the "Holy" Spirit that was anointing something so sensual and unholy? And now that Todd divorced his wife and married his mistress - are we supposed to welcome him back and this "anointing" with him? What is going on here? Rick Joyner has been warned very specifically by high- level ministries not to do what he is doing now - bringing Todd Bentley back into the limelight. And yet it seems he does not care. Apparently the "manifestations" are all that matter.

So what exactly are these 'manifestations' if they are seemingly at home in such an unholy environment? Are they from God at all? (I am talking here about the violent "jerking", uncontrollable laughter, bodily contortions, drunkenness, 'portals', strange "angel" encounters, etc.) Why do we not see such an 'anointing' in the Bible? Why aren't Jesus or the apostles promoting these manifestations if they really are true Revival? Why instead do we see these things all the way through the New Age and Hinduism, etc? Do we not realize that many false religions have their own version of "laying on of hands" that results in these very types of manifestations? This 'spirit' is not in the Bible - but it is all the way through Kundalini-type Hinduism! Don't you think this should alarm us?

WHAT is KUNDALINI?

Chakras2If you search for Kundalini and Shakti on the Internet, you will find that multitudes of people in the New Age and Eastern religions still experience these powerful manifestations. Often this is with the help of a Guru, who touches them on the forehead so that they can experience a "Kundalini Awakening".

As researcher Robert Walker wrote in 1995: "The meetings which mystic Hindu gurus hold are called 'Darshan'. At these meetings devotees go forward to receive spiritual experience from a touch by the open palm of the hand, often to the forehead, by the guru in what is known as the Shakti Pat or divine touch. The raising of the spiritual experience is called raising Kundalini. After a period when the devotee has reached a certain spiritual elevation they begin to shake, jerk, or hop or squirm uncontrollably, sometimes breaking into uncontrolled animal noises or laughter as they reach an ecstatic high. These manifestations are called 'Kriyas'. Devotees sometimes roar like lions and show all kinds of physical signs during this period. Often devotees move on to higher states of spiritual consciousness and become inert physically and appear to slip into an unconsciousness."

And as the guru Shri Yogãnandji Mahãrãja wrote: "When Your body begins trembling, hair stands on roots, you laugh or begin to weep without your wishing, your tongue begins to utter deformed sounds, you are filled with fear or see frightening visions. the Kundalini Shakti has become active."

In China there is a popular Kundalini-type movement called 'Qigong'. When a Chinese Qigong spiritual master spoke in the USA in
1991, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that many in the crowd began to experience "spontaneous movements". The master told his audience, "Those who are sensitive might start having some strong physical sensations - or start laughing or crying. Don't worry. This is quite normal."

When you see videos of these "kriyas" or other Kundalini-type manifestations, you would often swear that you are watching a modern "Impartation"-type church meeting. (And I say this as someone who believes strongly in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I just don't believe in "alien" anointings infiltrating the Body of Christ! There is a big difference between Kundalini and the real Holy Spirit).

Since 1993-4, I believe a foreign spirit has been allowed to invade the church - first through Rodney Howard-Browne's ministry - then Toronto, then the Prophetic movement (which I was part of at the time) and on into Lakeland and many other ministries and movements. I urge people now to "test the spirits" just as we are commanded to in Scripture. Do not let just anyone lay hands on you. This is a powerful spirit and it has the backing of a lot of big-name ministries. In fact, these men and women are the very ones responsible for allowing it to spread right through the body of Christ. And one day they will be answerable to God for doing so.

We are specifically warned in the Bible that the Last Days will be a time of "seducing spirits," false prophets, 'lying signs and wonders,' and that we always need to watch for "angels of light" masquerading as the real thing. Why does the modern church not take these warnings seriously? Aren't we living in the very days that the Bible warns about?

Right now I need to do something that I have never done in such a way before. I have never before published a list of ministries or movements to watch out for. But this time I have to. This sickness has gone on long enough. I urge you to cut yourself off from the following ministries and their tainted "anointings" my friends. Even though some of these people say "good things" at times, it is simply not worth having any involvement with them due to the tainted anointing that they endorse or minister in themselves. Here is the list-

(1) Todd Bentley.
(2) Rodney Howard Browne - the so-called "Holy Ghost Bartender."
(2) Rick Joyner or anyone connected with Morningstar Ministries.
(3) John Arnott & any connected with TACF (The "Toronto Blessing").
(4) Peter Wagner of the 'New Apostolic Reformation' who claims to be head of a worldwide network of 'apostles' - who publicly endorsed Lakeland and will soon preach at Toronto TACF alongside other "false anointing" advocates.
(5) Mike Bickle and IHOP Kansas City (-I lived nearby for over two years - and know how much they are into all this stuff. Mike Bickle promotes it in his book).
(6) Bob Jones - the Kansas City prophet whose ministry is utterly tainted by it all.
(7) Patricia King and anyone else from 'Extreme Prophetic.'
(8) John Crowder & anyone connected with "Sloshfest."
(9) Bill Johnson of Bethel church, Redding - who says some good things but publicly endorsed Lakeland and promotes the "false anointing" very strongly behind the scenes.
(10) Heidi & Rolland Baker of IRIS Ministries - who do good work amongst the poor in Mozambique - but who have also carried and promoted this tainted anointing for years.
(11) Randy Clark, Wes & Stacey Campbell, and other key figures from the "Toronto blessing."
(12) The Elijah List - and almost anyone featured on it.

Of course there are a huge number of lesser-known preachers and ministries who carry or endorse this Kundalini-type "anointing" around the world. But I have concentrated here on the most influential that I know of. It really is an enormous issue in the church. I urge anyone who is a supporter of any of the above ministries to really check them out thoroughly. If you find (as I have) that they carry or endorse this false Kundalini spirit in the church, then please stop supporting them in any way - and whatever you do, don't let them "lay hands" on you!

I am putting everything on the line to be "naming names" like this. But I believe it is that serious. How on earth did we get to the point where "kriyas" just like Hinduism are spreading through the church?
These people are trying to "relaunch" this whole thing right now. To see a video showing "kriyas" and other Kundalini-type manifestations, please click on the Youtube links below-

 Part One                                                                    Part Two



Andrew Strom is founder of RevivalSchool.com and the international REVIVAL list. He was involved for 11 years in the same Prophetic movement as Todd Bentley until he left over what he saw as the unbiblical and bizarre phenomenon within that movement. His article originally entitled 'Why I left the prophetic movent' has since been published in book form with the title 'True and False Revival'.

Footnote: Links to Related Articles on the Lakeland revival and on discernment can be found in the sidebar at the top of this page.

Christians Together, 31/07/2010

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Cindy (Guest) 30/12/2011 17:09
Please pray for Scott Reese and Anna Marshall, his fiance', they are involved with The Glory Movement, and that's not bad enough, he is spreading their doctrine on Facebook, as God's love and joy and fun. He goes by the name of Zen, and uses expresions that sound like Hindu terms, the same way we use the expresion Haleluyah, or Glory to God. I know he has a following, and before this he was involved in the Pentecostal movement, and believed in speaking in tongues, and believed he was called to preach from early on .
I know he is clearly decieved, but he is very good with scripture and for awhile he had me thinking that he was right. He saids, that if we try not to sin, we are not trusting in the finished work of Jesus Christ, and it is us trying to work, and he saids we are called into Christ's rest. That we are supposed to stay in God's love and that way we won't want to sin and just love other people. He doesn' think there is any thing wrong with hanging around people who practice witchcraft, or who are gay, he thinks he's showing them the love of the Lord. Recently, he said, that Hell, is not specifically in the Bible, and it was made up in the imagination of men. And that God is a loving God so why would he send anyone there.
I met a girl on PrayerRequest .org, when I went because I needed help, and she led me to Dan Mohler, of Neckministries.com, I believe he is operating in the Spirit of God, but how can I telL, he has a powerful ministry in healing too. MY friend, Jean, saids, she has a friend who interpreted her dreams and asked me if I wanted her friend to interpret mine, I said, NO, thank you.
I guess I need discernment. Please help. I don't know how you would get an answer to me, unless you send it to my email at [address deleted for security reasons; contact the Editor] or just pray in God's power of intercession. I have experienced a whole lot of bad spiritual stuff. The deception is the worst part of it.
Thank you.
Peter Carr 31/12/2011 09:41
Cindy,

Are you familiar with the writings of a Christian author by the name of Neil T Anderson? Titles like 'Victory over darkness', 'The bondage breaker', and 'Who I am in Christ' would all be good for you to look at (the sooner the better).

Gal 5: 1 " It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery"
Editor 31/12/2011 10:32
Cindy, If you say which country you are living in then we can point you to some sources of help.

But I have removed your e-mail address from your posting for your own safety. So please don't give any personal contact information concerning yourself in any further response you might make.

You are absolutely right regarding the need for discernment. The first thing Jesus said in Matt 24 regarding his coming again was "take care lest anyone deceive you". We are living in these days.

Have a look at the other articles in the 'Christian Survival Resource' section.
http://www.christianstogether.net/Groups/169117/Christians_Together_in/Christian_Life/Christian_Survival_Resource/Christian_Survival_Resource.aspx

Ed.
Michiel (Guest) 07/02/2012 08:33
hi Ed,
Thank you for this article, it was very helpfull in understanding the spirit.
If I may make a sugestion: please be very carefull about who you judge. Some pastors and preachers do move with the Holy Spirit and has God's blessing on their lives. If a person judges them falsely he or she may losse favor with God.
God bless
Editor 07/02/2012 10:39
Thank you Michiel. As you very correctly say some things are genuine and some things are counterfeit. And of course we should not be 'fruit inspectors' (Matt 7:1-2) with a judgemental or nit-picking attitude (Matt 23:24).

In contrast it is extremely important to 'discern the spirits'. This type of assessment we are instructed to make (1 John 4:1). Jesus warned about deception as a 'hallmark' of the end times (Matt 24:1; 24:11; 24:24)and John in his letter also (1 John 4:1) And we have the case of Apelles (Rom 16:10) who was 'tested and approved'...
We are not to 'despise' (all) prophetic utterances (1 Thess 5:20) but we do need to test them (1 Thess 5:21).

One of the most difficult situations to make a sound assessment is when there is (some) Truth with error mixed in.

See article - http://www.christianstogether.net/Articles/116406/Christians_Together_in/Christian_Life/Christian_Survival_Resource/Truth_error_and.aspx
Mastt 7:1-2
KM (Guest) 18/02/2012 01:10
Great info. I went to a prayer training last week and saw some ungodly manifestations..(kriyas) I knew from discernment these were not of God but had not seen it before so I researched and found an eye full to say the least. Anyway, I live in redding, Ca near Bethel. This stuff is happening there as we have seen in the videos.....we have alot of the bethel people that attend our church. This false move is moving in and I am not sure what I should do. I feel like talking to the Pastor but fear I may not be heard....I could just leave the church but feel for the ones that will be the next victims of this deceiving spirit. I don't think my Pastor would want this spirit but he is close to the Bethel leaders so I don't know how to talk to him. Any ideas? Thanks. KM
Editor 18/02/2012 10:19
KM if you e-mail me I could perhaps point you to some advice. (It sounds as if you are in the US.)
The e-mail address is editor(at sign)christianstogether.net
concernedfollower (Guest) 20/03/2012 08:32
I don't think anyone can loose favor with God based on man's opinion alone. God's favor is not based on man's approval or man's dispproval. He sees that which man cannot see or know with his carnal eyes. God is not a puppet with strings controlled by man.

That is the problem with the majority of the teachings in churches today. It is a very subtle attempt to force God to adhere to human terms, human understanding, and subject him to human manipulation and to worship that which is tangible over the intangible.

These false teachers are touting their vain puffed up knowledge over the actual word of God and they are making themselves out to know more than God and they are creating a god in their own image that is not GOD. They are seeking signs and wonders over seeking the living God and to make a committed choice to walk in faith. They need to see something to believe.

I think as followers of Jesus we are called to look at the fruit of the teachings and examine its effect on the believers that sit under them. We are not to judge the person per se but we are to judge its cause and effect in their lives and in the lives of their followers.

It is astounding to me how much information via "teaching" we are taking in and how many "revelations" that are supposedly coming from God yet are being proclaimed and yet, there is more and more evil being comitted in the name of god and Jesus.

One would think that with all of this saturation of "wisdom" that there would be more power in the lives of the believers to produce more righteousness,less sin, healthy fruits of the spirit, and holier living. Quite the opposite is happening. Behind these teachings there is self righteousness, pride,greed,sensationalism, selfish ambition, self promotion, competition, abusing others to look more "spiritual", seeking to please man, less examination of the word of God, and just more carnal, flesh pleasing behavior (Romans 1).

There is a tad of truth to the teachings but there is a lot of untruth also laced in. A lot of what is being taught and accepted as gospel truth is indeed New Age teaching with a Jesus label slapped on it for good measure. It is not the gospel of Jesus Christ.

It is pointless to talk to people promoting these types of teachings as they are falsely taught not to question the "anointed" ones as it might displease God (the teachers). We are urged in scripture to examine teachings and to not accept teachings from those whose lives are not lining up with how God tells us to live.
Irmão em Cristo no Brasil (Guest) 13/05/2012 03:55
olá Sou mais uma vitima do movimento que tem invadido as igrejas do mundo.

Aqui no Brasil o Kundalini tem invadido inumeras igrejas

Sou falho e oro a Deus para ele me libertar pois os anos que seguem tem sido uma tortura incluindo possessões demoniacas por kundalini que são terriveis fora as dores no corpo e a sensação de um ser invadindo meu corpo e alojado nele (serpente).

Procurei ajuda em varios ministerios aqui no brasil e até agora não encontrei alguem que EXPULSA-SE este espírito do meu corpo mesmo com as possessões na hora da oração.

Agradeço intercessão por parte de alguem ligado a Deus pelo ESPIRITO SANTO, por meio de JESUS CRISTO FILHO DE DEUS, para que envie alguem que tenha capacidade real de EXPULSAR ESTE DEMONIO DO MEU CORPO E LIMPAR MINHA VIDA.

lucas

Atualmente existem inumeros videos no brasil postados no youtube alertando a igreja sobre o movimento de toronto e a maldição de sua benção.
Associe as palavras Kundalini Igreja ou Kundalini Chuch em pesquiza.
Editor 13/05/2012 10:47
The above message is in Portugese and translates as:

"Hello I am another victim of the movement that has invaded the world's churches.

Here in Brazil the Kundalini has invaded numerous churches

I'm flawed and I pray to God he set me free because the years that follow have been torture for demonic possessions including kundalini which are beyond terrible body aches and a feeling of invading my body and be housed in it (the serpent).

Sought help in various ministries here in Brazil and so far have not found someone who IS KICKED OUT this spirit from my body even with possessions at the time of prayer.

Thank intercession by someone connected to God the Holy Spirit, through JESUS ??CHRIST THE SON OF GOD, to send someone who has real ability to expel this DEMON OF MY BODY AND CLEAN MY LIFE.

lucas

Currently in Brazil there are numerous videos posted on youtube warning the church about the movement of toronto and curse your blessings.
Match (search? - Ed.) the word Kundalini or Kundalini Chuch Church of Research."
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