I am not one to put up with Cult Watching, however, this warning from Andrew Strom is unique do to Andrew’s tie to the movement. Andrew self identifies as a charismatic pentecostal, and was part of the Prophetic Movement so his is a insider warning. There have been many such warnings, including calls to step back reform the movement from Charisma Magazine’s J Lee Grady. Why is there a refusal to listen? to at the very least sit down together to hear each other?

I am not saying that I believe everything stated in the quoted article. For instance, I would not necessarily declare it demonic, rather I would say that it is foolishness that is keeping seeking people from the true work of God – justice and mercy:

The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me,because the Lord has chosen me. He has commissioned me to encourage the poor,to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners, to announce the year when the Lord will show his favor, the day when our God will seek vengeance, to console all who mourn, to strengthen those who mourn in Zion, by giving them a turban, instead of ashes, oil symbolizing joy, instead of mourning, a garment symbolizing praise, instead of discouragement. [Isaiah 61 NET]

Hmm, I guess in away it is demonic – at the very least it is anti Christ; anti Kingdom of God.

What saddens me most is that so many of my friends and acquaintances through my years in a local congregation will be ecstatic over the news of another renewal. Some may have even booked their tickets.


I 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?


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…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?

As quoted by Cerulean Sanctum.