TWO TESTIMONIES BELOW - of deception growing in the church. -Have you seen this going on?.... (1) "Princesswarrior" writes: We attended a service on Saturday evening that was the FALSE Revival. We were told to come down front and join a circle and scream out for the GOD OF ELISHA. Once that happened a bunch of strange manifestations happened and we were told to wait on God because He was going to say something to us. My husband, friend, and I almost had not come to this meeting, but since our other friends had taken our two older daughters to the meeting we sensed we needed to be there to protect them...good thing. As the three of us were in the circle we stuck out like SORE thumbs!! We were commanded to give thanks to God for what He was doing. None of us sensed the Spirit of God in this at all...we were deeply grieved. We were even told to not worry about what was going on because it's in the Book. They did some kind of "wave" thing, but I just closed my eyes and prayed and felt NOTHING but deep sickness for what was happening. Even when they did the shouting thing my lips were pursed together...I don't think I could have uttered a word even if I had wanted to (which I didn't). To go back, when we first arrived in the sanctuary I was hit with the spirit of drunkeness and I said, God, if this is not of you (we are always being told that this carousing, sensual love for God, drunkeness, and revelry is of Him) then I rebuke it in Jesus' name, and instantly the effects of that spirit left me. That answered that question I had. Towards the end of the pagan circle ritual (that's what it felt like to me) I was led to go kneel at my seat and pray. It became very clear that the days of "blending" in the crowd ARE OVER! Some of the questions we had and were exploring in the Word were: what does it look like to be filled with the Spirit (does it look like you are drunk)? If we put a scene where pagans were worshipping and dubbed a worship song over it would the people there be able to discern the difference? Is what we are seeing just pagan revelry? We are watchman on a wall testing the spirits and we do look rather odd as we are not experiencing everything that everyone else is. Is singing the same song for 40 minutes just pagan prayer full of repetition? We have a lot of these questions stirring in us as we are testing the spirits until we can hold on to that which is good. As we searched the scriptures we found a lot of answers that confirmed what the Spirit was showing us... We all felt extremely cared for by our loving Father that as we have fervently been praying that we would NOT be deceived... HE HAS BEEN FAITHFUL TO GUIDE AND DIRECT OUR STEPS! At this church we have been attending since Januarry, there is God's Spirit working there on the one hand and demonic spirits on the other and the two are so mixed that at times it is VERY difficult to discern what is what. We have met with the leaders of this church and like them and think they have precious hearts, but they are being deluded. My husband and I already mentioned a huge list of our concerns about the youth being the elders, the "palm reading"--being called down in front and being made a spectacle of... the jerking... sensual dancing... drunkenness actions... a whole bunch of stuff and they seemed very receptive and even addressed some of those things. We have been wondering if God wants us to RUN for our lives yet or not. The past two services have been outright bizarre and TONS OF HYPE and EMOTIONALISM! One of the phrases used by a worship leader was: "I was invited to go partying, but didn't go, but when they party they lose their inhibitions and are just who they are and are free and how much more like that should we be than those in the world." Scary words indeed! They are having this conference in September and showed a video clip of this person leading worship and it just looked like pagan revelry... they are bringing this poison into our town... God deliver us. (2) "M.S" (-a pastor interested in the Prophetic) writes: I read your article, "Why I left the Prophetic Movement," and it was so similar to an experience and a reaction that I hadat arecent "Prophetic" conference last year. Every observation you had is exactly what I observed! These so-called prophets and worship leaders were ushering in lude and familiar spirits, worshipping angels and opening and going through ungodly spiritual portals. I have never been so grieved and disturbed by anything in my life! And nobody else seemed to notice or care other than my fellow peers/disciples who discerned this also! I was so upset I strongly considered confronting... [the big-name leaders]... The disturbing thing is that other respectable leaders were not able to discern and bring to correction what was going on. The weirdest part about everything is that one of the spirits that was causing some creepy laughter at the conference followed us to the mall after we left the conference and caused a girl working one of the little booths that sells stuff in the middle of the mall to manifest when we walked by and laugh the same exact way. God showed me that the only reason some of the other leaders could not discern this is that they accepted money and thus the spirit of mammon had blinded their eyes to see what was going on. I wish our fellow Evangelists, Prophets, and Missionaries weren't subjected to being beggars and prostituting their gifts the way the modern church system has forced them to do making them chase opportunities rather than callings. It's sad. ~Andrew Strom's articles, "WHY I LEFT THE PROPHETIC MOVEMENT" and "THE 4 KEYS TO DISCERNMENT" can be found in the lower half of the following website- http://www.revivalschool.com God bless you all.