Since this whole story about our experiences with a revival we had gone to, to investigate and pick apart for the obvious stage show that it was, is going to be a pretty long one, it will be in two part posts.
My wife and I were invited to a local revival called the Bay of the Holy Spirit Revival. This revival takes place at the Expo Center in Mobile, AL. The revival originally started in Toronto Canada, then in Brownsville Florida. It’s not what you would expect. This revival is NOT about “reviving” the spirit of God and bringing salvation through Jesus. This “show” is staged by charismatic christians who focus more on healing than salvation. Demonic activity was seldom mentioned. Many people from all over the world had been there as well or had been watching over the Internet, hoping to be healed from their sicknesses etc., and perhaps even “saved” from their sins.
What I personally had experienced was new age healing techniques being employed, and using the guise of “old school” preaching and new testament type “fire of God” power to heal the wounded. This revival is NOT of God or any semblance of Christianity! This so called “revival” is a combination of Christian doctoral views and teachings and Eastern techniques! This is not a true revival at all.
Ok, so how is any of this paranormal related? you might be thinking. Eastern techniques employ the use of Chi manipulation and mastering. Allowing the person to achieve almost paranormal type results. But, all humans are capable of mastering our physical bodies through Chi…we in the western world have just been taught otherwise that we cannot!
Before getting into details of what took place there and outside of the revival, here’s some of the key players (feel free to research the names…it makes for some surprising reads). John Kilpatrick, Nathan Morris, Steve Hill as well as other “smaller” players in this situation. discernmentministriesinternational.wordpress.com has a lot of great info you really need to read and watch the videos to see the true reasons why this revival is dangerous on so many levels!
This whole ordeal took place in February of this year, 2011. We had attended three weeks of the revival. During each event I started to take note of the bizarre reactions of these laying on of hands (which is not scriptural). I witnessed people reacting in strange ways…sudden eruption of unusual laughter, eyes rolling back in their heads, trembling, sweating, manic behaviors and more. Many people claimed their hearing was restored, their eye sight restored, diseases healed etc.
John Kilpatrick has been exposed as a false prophet before. Mr. Kilpatrick’s bank account has seen some pretty good results because of the Brownsville revival. But as with all things, even that revival had eventually dried up and he had to move on to Mobile, AL to “bring the fire of God”, or rather renew his income and make that bank account happy again. Here’s what the bible says about false prophets:
But mark this: there will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, ratherlovers of pleasure than lovers of God– having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. 2 Timothy 3:1-5
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4:3-4
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them–bringing swift destruction on themselves. Manywill follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. 2 Peter 2:1-3
First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3: 4
Nathan Morriss is his right hand man in all of this. Mr. Morriss is a pastors son. He had gotten involved in drug use, drinking and had many women friends. The fire of God had supposedly fallen on him one day and from that point on, he suddenly knew his real reason in life. Make no mistakes about this…BOTH of these people have had their lives (and financial lives) remarkably improved as if by a miracle. But if you want to believe that, I have some prime land for sale on venus for you.
Here’s the prime “big dogs” behind this dog and pony show for the masses:
Tomorrow I will be getting into the details of what took place during and after that revival. What happened because of the influence of these false prophets also caused my wife to have a serious health problem, and I’ll explain why I suspect this revival to be a big reason for it happening. There are paranormal related implications to all this, so stay tuned and I’ll piece it all together.
Part 2 will be posted on the 30th Life has me pretty busy, so I will be posting part 2 as soon as I can.