This morning, I read Andrew Strom’s commentary on one of the latest Elijah List articles and thought it worth passing on. Please read Andrew’s comments (below) and then my commentary afterwards.
THE ‘ELIJAH LIST’ DOES it AGAIN! (-New Age)
- by Andrew Strom
- Source: http://www.johnthebaptisttv.com/the-elijah-list-does-it-again-new-age
People need to be warned about this. Seriously. The Elijah List is the biggest “Prophetic” email list on the planet. It goes out to tens of thousands of Charismatic Christians around the globe. We have had cause to warn people about the Elijah List several times in the past, but a week ago they published one of their most “New Age” articles that I have yet seen.
The article was called ‘A “Quantum” Change’ by Kari Browning (designed to get people to buy the related books, of course). Here are some major extracts:
‘A “Quantum” Change’ by Kari Browning…
“There is great understanding coming to the Church about the quantum realm, and I believe it will help facilitate the change that has been prophesied. Albert Einstein said everything is energy. Remember his formula E=mc squared? He believed that energy and matter were interchangeable. Everything is vibrating energy, including our bodies. Every word and every thought carries a certain vibrational frequency…
It can be scientifically documented that everything has either positive or negative frequencies. Foods even have frequencies. Fresh food has a higher frequency than processed foods. On the other hand, coffee has a negative frequency. Prayer actually raises a person’s frequency by 15 MHz. If our frequency gets low, we get sick…
God provided a way to raise our frequencies by using essential oils. These oils were used Biblically for medicinal purposes. The oils were not used symbolically as we have come to believe, but these oils had healing properties. For example, hyssop is a releaser of swallowed emotions and a spiritual cleanser. Prayer and essential oils together are a powerful combination, as both raise our frequencies.”
ANDREW STROM AGAIN: Someone needs to let the Elijah List know that they are (yet again) promoting pure “New Age” junk to the Body of Christ. As if “Ekstasis” dancing, portals, gold dust,’angel feathers’, fire tunnels and spiritual drunkenness were not enough. Now we have “vibrations”, special ‘frequencies’ and healing oils being promoted in the church.
Does it really require that much “discernment” to see that these people have simply taken obvious ‘New Age’ techniques (not found in the Bible) and are repackaging them for gullible Christians? Where will it all end? How “New Age” do things have to get?
At the close of the article, the Elijah List adds:
“Kari Browning, ‘New Renaissance’. Kari Browning and her husband, Mike, have been involved in church planting for over 25 years. They are about to open a Healing and Creativity Center. This center will focus on releasing creativity and teaching on wellness. Kari has traveled nationally and internationally as a conference speaker.”
It then goes on to promote Kari’s next speaking event, which isentitled “Global Call School of the Prophets” with Bill Hamon asthe main speaker – along with other ‘prophets’. Thus we have the “Prophetic” Movement to thank (yet again) for this latest New Age deception to enter the church. Very sad. People need to be warned about this, my friends.
~ Andrew Strom
- Original article from the Elijah list - http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=11267
There is a lot of debate on Andrew’s blog page that centers around whether or not frequencies and essential oils should be considered New Age deception, or not. And that is good, these things need to be discussed!
But I want to dig a little deeper and look at the “WHO” behind this deception.
We read in 2 Thessalonians 2:
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 “And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
There is no question that we are living in the last days. And we see here that, during the Time of the End, God Himself sends a deception …. a “strong delusion” upon them who do not love Truth.
I’ve known the “prophetic” people in the past, and it is a constant jump from experience to experience … from “prophetic word” to “prophetic word” … from “manifestation” to “manifestation”. Never once do they consider simple obedience to the Word of God, nor do they consider it’s Truth (aside of a few “cherry-picked” scriptures). Their focus is on what they can see with their eyes, “feel” with their senses and the soft words coming from false prophets that they can hear with their ears.
They LOVE to have their ears tickled and their flesh coddled.
They are … Truly deluded. God’s Word takes a back seat to their experience. Don’t get me wrong, they USE the Word, but it’s usually to back up the latest “new thing” that God is supposedly doing.
One could argue … “Well this prophetic word has LOTS of Scripture in it!” Let me ask you, do you think God prophesies about repentance, righteousness and holiness? Or does He “prophesy” about the latest Quantum change? Seriously … read the prophets to get an idea.
God’s everlasting Word says this:
Psa 119:142 Your righteousness [is] an everlasting righteousness, And Your law [is] truth.”
Psa 119:151 You [are] near, O LORD, And all Your commandments [are] truth.”
Psa 119:160 The entirety of Your word [is] truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments [endures] forever.”
Jhn 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Jhn 17:17 “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”
Notice the correlation between Truth, Jesus and the Word? Because they are all the same! You can’t have Jesus without the Word! You can’t have Truth without the Word!
Ladies and Gentleman … Focus on the Word! Stay focused and centered on the Word!
Receive the Love of the Truth …. Signs and Wonders just might happen …. but we have something even MORE beautiful.
The Eternal Word of the Living God … everything else is a potential distraction!