The bible tells us not to be drunk from substance abuse but to be filled with the Holy Spirit. In my video Thieves In The Temple, I explained what this really means. People in the bible did not faint, fall out, or stammer around like drunks when the power of God came upon them. They spoke in the unknown languages of the onlookers as a witness to God’s power. Some of those that saw them mocked them and said they were drunk to try to explain this phenomenon. But the bible never said they were passing out, zoning out, eyes rolling to the back of their heads, nor staggering around. This is a misinterpretation of scripture that many churches practice. In Theives In The Temple, I even show you where these antics originated and how it’s still practiced in India and many other cultures. God’s power does not knock people out unconsciously or throw people around.
In the video below, a church has of course, taken these antics to another level and literally started getting high to worship God. They are using substances to zone out and get lit in order to have service. This really shows how dangerous a lack of understanding scripture can really be. When we do things that are not biblical but believe they are, we produce a generation of church goers that do not even read the bible but just practice what they have seen others do. And when they do it, it will always be more extreme. Check out the video below.
1Cor. 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
How has the devil been able to infiltrate Christ’s church with his Hindu Kundalini revival through his false prophets to counter the authentic spiritual awakening so many believers have been praying for? It’s has been said, “When you are right, you know it, and when you are wrong, you know it. However, when you are deceived, you don’t have a clue!” In an effort to test everything and hold fast to that which is good, in “Thieves in The Temple,” G. Craige Lewis uses the Bible as a plumb line to both align and discern fleshly, demonic, and authentic Holy Spirit manifestations in the church. Though the Bible tells us not to quench the spirit, it also clearly expects us not to quench discernment and to have a mature, balanced, biblical approach to spiritual encounters in your Christian experience so that you can distinguish the holy from the profane. Download or order your copy today!