In ‘Slain in the Spirit, Part 1,’ I went into detail of what happens when one is slain in the spirit and how it lines up-or does not line up-with the scripture.
We talked about how one is actually in a ‘trance’ when slain in the Spirit and can open themselves to the demonic.
The following is an article written by Pam Sheppard that further explains WHY the ENEMY is wanting more and more people to take part of this ‘slain in the spirit’ phenomena.
THE ALTERED STATE IS A HYPNOTIC TRANCE
Among my faithful Facebook friends is a cadre of serious believers who continually share YouTube video clips, blogtalkradio programs, and various articles that dramatically portray how the enemy has infiltrated the Christian community with a variety of occult, even blasphemous doctrines and practices. To name but a few, the list is long: the Joel’s Army movement is at the top of the list because it encompasses It ALL!!
Then there is yoga, the kundalini spirit, TM, people running around the church looking like they are literally on fire, alien encounters, astral travel, slain in the spirit, the laughter and dancing movements, (I refuse to call them ‘holy’), tongue prayer languages,—the list seems almost endless. In fact, even charismatic sermonizing has caused people to become hysterical, breaking loose in church aisles, appearing to have lost their minds.
Yet, there are even stranger things going on that are a lot less public. As an example, in my Christian telephone counseling practice of 10 years, I have come in contact with Christians from around the world who are constantly “hearing voices” yet they are not mentally ill. In 10 years, I have been in contact with lots of churchgoers. Among them are people who thought that they were saved, but after careful consideration, they ultimately admitted that they were not—yet—they had spoken in tongues and had often submitted themselves to falling slain in the spirit in various charismatic churches.
Ministers laid hands on many of them to receive what is colloquially known as “an impartation.” When they began to be tormented in one way or the other, most of them sought help from deliverance ministries, yet their condition worsened. In fact, 75% of my Christian client contacts were hearing voices when they telephoned me for help—all of them were active and faithful church members. Some of them I could help, some of them, I could not, for one reason or another.
One thing that all of these strange happenings have in common is the altered state of consciousness, better known as “the trance.” With that ONE common denominator, I decided to “investigate” by examining a plethora of occult websites, to see what devils and demons were openly revealing to their faithful followers. In other words, “I spied out the land.” I figured that even though Satan and his troops lie to their followers, they might reveal something to them that they persevere to hide from true followers of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Believe me, it was a disgusting and dangerous assignment , so I do not recommend others do what I did. The blasphemy against the Lord is horrendous and those who are weak in faith might be victimized, even indoctrinated.
With occult followers, it is an easy thing to do because they willingly put themselves into trances by meditation, yoga, chanting, channeling, astral travel, drugs, etc. With the people in the world, they enter into trances through sex, drugs, movies, etc. So the enemy had to devise ways to open doorways in Christians so that “we too will be able to hear the voice of the Anti-Christ.” Satan is seeking for mankind to lose themselves in an altered state of consciousness so as to provide an open doorway for demons to “walk in” when the time is right.
What I learned on the occult websites is that the Anti-Christ is going to attempt to pull a global stunt where EVERYONE hears the voice of a stranger, saying the exact same thing at the exact same time. In this way, the son of perdition intends to prove “that he is God” because he will appear to be both omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent–manifesting the qualities of God Almighty. However, the only ones who will be able to hear his voice, will be those who have been opened to “the trance.”
Here is a brief excerpt:
Fallen angels stand by, patiently watching and waiting for their churchgoing prey to allow themselves to be induced into an altered state of consciousness by “any means necessary.” One they spot an opening, the religious angels seize the opportunity. The most classic example is that of Alice Bailey, the infamous founder of present day occultism. A churchgoing woman, Bailey is actually the founder of what is known today as “the occult.” Most startling is that Alice Bailey began as a Sunday School Teacher in a Presbyterian church (see how this former Sunday School teacher helped to promote the introduction to the New World Order).
A self-proclaimed pagan describes the difference between a trance and meditation in Trance and Ecstasy. He states that BOTH are paganistic in nature and practice!
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