I just watched a YouTube clip on “ekstasia worship” and I am even more convinced that things are not well with the Church. My guard is even more heightened and it is causing me to question practices and forms we consider “Christian”. Many of these are touted and positioned as revelation for this new generation in this final season. Is that really so? Or is this so-called revelation merely deception?
We all know that deception is one of the key tactics of the enemy. But do we realise that he is the Master Deceiver? In other words, he’s really good at what he does. The best there is! Simply put, he knows what makes people tick and he will exploit these to the core. He is so good that he can make Christians think they are worshipping Jesus when they are in fact participating in occultic practices. Just because it carries a Christian label doesn’t make it right.
Think about it? Do you expect the enemy to entice you with a term like “diabolic dance”? Of course not! He’s smarter and sneakier than that. But what about a new form of worship? Oh yes, we Christians like worship where we get to sing, dance and express ourselves. Add a dash of ‘prophetic’ to it with promises of a heavenly experience and that sounds even better. Ground it with a bible verse or two, have it endorsed by a prominent prophetic voice and it’s ready to hit the Christian markets! After all, God is revealing new things, is He not? He wants you to experience Him, does He not? And not only Him, but also the tingles of heaven. With some bonus gold dust too.
Is this revelation for the new age to come? Or is it simply plain ol’ new age in a different packaging under a new name making its way into our churches? Is our desperate disillusionment in Christianity and church-ianity causing us to seek after more exciting experiences in the spiritual and the supernatural? Are we opening ourselves to more of God, or merely opening ourselves up to more of the enemy’s ploy? Do these satisfy and please God, or do these only satisfy and please ourselves?
I am concerned, very concerned, deeply concerned.