Month: September 2016

Charismatic Counterfeit Upheaval

Satan is about to Throw Deceived Charismatic Christians Under the Bus       

by Charles Pretlow 9/30/16


The Charismatic movement with its so-called waves of increased manifestations over the years has captivated millions of naïve believers. The Charismatic approach to spreading the Gospel of Christ attracts new believers looking for a spiritual buzz and spiritual power.

A spiritual buzz to quell the nagging issues within the heart due to impurities and unbelief that accompany a double-minded condition. And spiritual power to influence and impose the will of self upon others supernaturally. All in the name of Christ.

Over the many decades this Satanic Trojan horse scheme of Charismatic counterfeiting has been truly successful. Few within the Charismatic camp of the body of Christ see this angel of light deception in its fullness and the insidious deceit that blinds so many.

You might be questioning my knowledge and insight concerning this evil work upon so many of God’s people. To put you at ease, I was involved in the very foundation of this satanic treachery in the mid-seventies and then later in the early nineties when the Lord led me out of this deception and disciplined me to walk in the true gifts of the Holy Spirit. (The details of this change of heart and growth in discernment will be included in the up and coming book – Midnight Cry Awakening God’s Final Call Upon The-End-of-This-Age Sleeping Church.)

Counterfeit Treachery Upon the Deceived

In the present state of the Charismatic movement, few will take any true warning to heart. God knows how deep this deception has become. This is all due to the widespread idolatry of spiritual power and the obsession with the anointing and anointed leadership—which has induced gross denial—blinding the deceived to behave like alcoholic binge drinkers.

Thus, the Lord in is his mercy is about to allow the devil and his counterfeiting minions to turn upon the many gullible who ingested false manifestations, believing it all to be the love, peace, and joy of the Lord. Soon, the false joy and false peace will dissipate and turn to dejection, confusion, and irrepressible inner angst.

These false manifestations that seem to have a Prozac-like influence upon the infected will change from sensuous feelings to tormenting emotional and physical pain accompanied with mental duress. In many cases the mental and emotional anxiety will drive the infected believer into hysteria and mental collapse. The quick fix gimmicks and carnal praise and worship that once quelled the inner turmoil will no longer have its normal soothing effects.

Tormenting demons have been subtly working all along, driving the deceived Charismatic Christians into the arms of the counterfeiting angel of light principalities, just as king Saul suffered for his disobedience and ill issues of heart. “Now the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the LORD tormented him” (1 Samuel 16:14). Saul’s servants brought in David (the very cause of Saul’s jealous power hungry behavior) to play music to help soothe Saul’s torment. Eventually, Saul sought out direction from the Witch of Endor (divination and necromancy) in seeking direction and deliverance.

Few understand that the demonic is allowed to torment and harass believers to lead them to deal with impurities of heart, hidden defilements, and self-centered motives. A major work of the Holy Spirit upon a believer’s life is internal conflict, “For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do” (Galatians 5:17).

Since most Charismatic leaders tell their followers what they want to hear, prophesying only good, a hardened condition exists within the hearts of most Charismatics. To break this stubborn condition, many will soon suffer extreme torment where nothing will ease the oppression. The only relief will come by way of repentance and renouncing the false, then allowing the Holy Spirit to bring to light the true intentions of the heart for cleansing and transformation.

The current wave of manifestations consuming the Charismatic movement parallel eastern mysticism and various Hindu cult spiritual manifestations. An excellent read on these false manifestation taking hold of so many is by Andrew Strom. The book is entitled, KUNDALINI WARNING – Are False Spirits Invading the Church? Here is the Amazon link.

If you have been involved in these practices, seeking quick-fix deliverance and instant joy to cover hidden or denied issues, then I adamantly warn you to deal with these false manifestations and your wayward motives of heart.

You are welcome to contact our ministry for counsel and prayer.

For those in training to minister to the deceived as they wake up and seek help—keep pressing on to the high call of God in Christ Jesus. He will discipline and train you to become equipped to minister and mentor those willing to hear the truth.

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