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.

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Anon (Guest) 15/05/2012 22:03
Matthew 7:21-23
21 Not everyone who says to Me, "Lord, Lord," shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
22 Many will say to Me in that day, "Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?"
23 And then I will declare to them, "I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness."

EddieHallahan (Guest) 17/05/2012 11:20
Matthew 22:29
Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.
Seumas (Guest) 18/05/2012 12:29
Oh boy. Scripture ping pong. Hang on while I get some popcorn
N.D. (Guest) 19/05/2012 10:45
Wise comments from "Concernedfollower" above , worth reading again !
(Guest) 19/05/2012 11:19
Yes, they were worth reading again. We live in a pick-and-mix society where even religion has been treated this way. A little bit of Christianity because we are in the UK after all, throw in a bit of buddhism because that's largely peaceful, light some candles and sprinkle some water and incense for good measure. Does anyone really think this is God wants from us? No - He wants our hearts and our obedience. So many parts of His Word have been manipulated and distorted so as to say what people want them to say. Do we think we are fooling God and He will change His opinion to suit our demands? No - He is the same yesterday, today, and forever and we will one day stand before Him to answer for everything we have ever said and done, particularly in His name. I find that a very sobering thought and I don't want to have to answer as to why I told people that it was fine to do something which God has forbidden, or for my selfish or proud motives to be revealed for what they were.

God help us - we have moved so far away from how we should be serving God and our country is in a mess because of it. The following verse describes our situation perfectly:

"For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather round them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." (2 Timothy 4:3)
B. Lever (Guest) 19/05/2012 19:10
It is hardly surprising that such concerns exist in the Church when we consider how shallow our approach is to what God calls us to through His Holy inerrant Word!

The brand of Christianity that we see now in this land is a poor refection of true biblical Christianity, so it is hardly a surprise when we see false spirits (also evident in the bible) taking the opportunity to hoodwink God's people.

The problem is that the more room in our hearts and churches that we do not allow Christ The King to occupy, the more we give over to the world, the flesh and the devil!

In 1 Jn 2: 15 - 17 the word world that John uses 6 times in 3 verses describes the spirit of the world that we live in which is hostile towards its Creator. In 2 Cor 4: 4 Paul reminds us that Satan is the god of this world. If we Christians are not carefull we can give him more scope in our lives and churches than is good for us and our discipleship. Jas 4: 7 "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
Kundalini nas igrejas Brasil (Guest) 12/06/2012 15:57
A respeito do atual engano dentro de inúmeros ministérios cristãos e evangélicos, no que diz respeito à entrada de espíritos enganadores ou falsos espíritos dentro das igrejas, Satanás é perfeitamente capaz de afetar todos os sentidos da pessoa.

Kundalini é um espírito maligno infiltrado dentro das igrejas, para distorcer a verdade de Cristo pelas pregações e cultos ministrados por ministros contaminados, não dando mais acesso a pureza que há em Cristo pelo seu Espírito Santo e Verdade do Evangelho.

Necessário expulsar este demônio Kundalini das pessoas Cristãs e das Igrejas Cristãs e ou Evangélicas ou Carismáticas.

Kundalini é o mal espalhado na vida de inúmeras pessoas sinceras porem despercebidas que tem este espírito:

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Fazendo o que seria a obra de Deus, porem enganados e enganando uns aos outros, senão fraudulozamente, relaxadamente, indisplicentemente e alguns aferindo coisas que a palavra de Deus condena como culto aos anjos, misticismos, etc., anulando a fé em Deus pela Pregação Genuína do Evangelho conforme a Verdade do Evangelho.

Kundalini em um crente torna a pessoa confusa ou tendo confusão mental, alucinações, espasmos etc.
Kundalini torna também em pessoas crentes, ter tiques e ou espasmos violentos, conhecidos como "moveres" dentro das Igrejas:

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Kundalini é um espírito mal dentro das igrejas, que passou a entrar por meio de sutilezas e praticas místicas há décadas, abraçadas por muitos ministérios, principalmente petencostais, carismáticos, etc. e hoje atualmente os batistas, Quadrangulares (IEQ), e Inúmeras outras denominações inclusive no Brasil.
"Porque, se alguém for pregar-vos outro Jesus que nós não temos pregado, ou se recebeis outro espírito que não recebestes, ou outro evangelho que não abraçastes, com razão o sofrereis".
(2 Coríntios 11:1-4)
Atualmente há casos de cristãos com Kundalini sofrendo estranhas possessões lembrando a manifestação de serpentes, animais ferozes, monstros, etc. com urros, sisibilar, gritos, uivos, assobios, etc.. e Todos estes relutando para serem libertos e completamente livres da ação deste e de outros espíritos enganadores dentro das Igrejas e mesmo fora destas, etc.

Muitos Cristãos hoje, mesmo tendo este espírito, estão preservados pelo poder de Deus, para que não sejam de Súbitos Tragados por este espírito demoníaco Kundalini (que ser revela como uma Serpente de Fogo) enganador dentro das igrejas.
Publique, Re-Edite, espalhe ao Maximo de igrejas, traduza principalmente para o Brasil.
Há uma enorme Pandemia de contagio principalmente na região sul e sudeste Brasileiro.

Agradeço!
P.MenorA.

Editor 13/06/2012 10:06
Translating the above into English (please note - although it will be obvious - this is a 'machine' translation and the accuracy cannot be guaranteed - not to mention spelling etc.):

"Regarding the current deception within many ministries and evangelical Christians, as regards the entry of seducing spirits and false spirits in the churches, Satan is perfectly capable of affecting all the senses of the person.

Kundalini is an evil spirit infiltrate within the churches, to distort the truth of Christ by preaching and worship taught by ministers infected by not giving more access to pure devotion to Christ by his Holy Spirit and Truth of the Gospel.

Kundalini necessary to expel the demon of Christian people and churches and Christian or Evangelical or Charismatic.

Kundalini is spread evil in the lives of many sincere people who have put unnoticed this spirit:

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Doing what was God's work, but deceived and deceiving each other, but fraudulozamente, relaxed, and some indisplicentemente gauging things the word of God condemns as the worship of angels, mysticism, etc.., Negating the faith in God by Preaching Genuine Gospel as Gospel Truth.

Kundalini makes a believer or confused person with mental confusion, hallucinations, spasms etc.
Kundalini makes people believers also have tics or spasms and violent, known as "move them" within the Church:

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Kundalini is an evil spirit within the churches, which now go through the subtleties and mystical practices for decades, embraced by many ministries, especially petencostais, charismatic, etc.. and now currently the Baptists, Foursquare (IEQ), and number of other names including Brazil.
"For if anyone is preaching to you another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit that you received, or another gospel, which is not accepted, ye might well bear with him."
(2 Corinthians 11:1-4)
Currently there are cases of Christians suffering with strange possessions remembering Kundalini manifestation of snakes, wild animals, monsters, etc.. with howls, sisibilar, cries, howls, whistles, etc. .. All this and reluctant to be delivered and completely free action of this and other deceitful spirits within and even outside of these churches, etc..

Many Christians today, even with this spirit, are preserved by the power of God, not of Sudden engulfed by this demonic spirit Kundalini (to be revealed as a Fire Snake) misleading within the churches.
Post, Re-Edit, the Maximum spread of churches, reflecting primarily to Brazil.
There is a huge pandemic contagion mainly in southern and southeastern Brazil.

Thank you!
P.MenorA.
anonymous (Guest) 09/07/2012 01:35
I have an adult child in Bethel. They are spreading all over the U.S. They have started 3 Sozo rooms in Portland, OR, and a church in Vancouver, WA. I was shocked that Jack Hayford preached at Bethel and many of the Restoration churches are also joining Bethel I cannot thank you enough for exposing this deception for what it is. We are praying not only for our own child, but all the others who are so deceived.
HH (Guest) 09/07/2012 13:14
"I have an adult child in Bethel"

What is Bethel?
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