Friday, June 11, 2010

"The Lord has shown me...just before the close of probation...there will be shouting, with drums, music, and dancing"

A most remarkable revelation from the Lord has been strikingly fulfilled to the letter, providing yet further evidence that the close of probation and the coming of Christ are very near.

"It is impossible to estimate too largely the work that the Lord will accomplish through His proposed vessels in carrying out His mind and purpose. The things you have described as taking place in Indiana, the Lord has shown me would take place just before the close of probation. Every uncouth thing will be demonstrated. There will be shouting, with drums, music, and dancing. The senses of rational beings will become so confused that they cannot be trusted to make right decisions. And this is called the moving of the Holy Spirit." - Selected Messages, vol. 2, page 36. (1900)
One blog author expressed expressed his concern about so many souls building their house upon sand: 

I have been increasingly concerned about what I can only call Christian “trance dancing”. I have been watching many videos on youtube and google video of different worship meetings and there seems to be some very disconcerting common threads. One is that they look a lot like rave parties with many people up front as in a rock concert or mosh pit.
The second common thread to these kinds of meetings is the very pagan or voodoo sounding drum beats and their relationship to bringing people into trance states or altered states of consciousness.

Promotional material for DJ Caleb's Christian Trance music.
Studying the Bible verse by verse is no longer a prerequisite for mature spiritual growth according to many emergent church leaders. Instead, innovative methods are being promoted to get in tune with “God” or get closer to “God” by re-introducing techniques practiced by the pagans. These are methods that bring instant gratification and sensation. Contact with the spirit world is guaranteed for spiritual seekers who want to have an encounter with “Jesus” by experimenting with the mystical and the metaphysical.     Source

There's a preoccupation with feelings, ecstasy, and hypnotic excitement that are ascribed to the Holy Spirit, when in reality it is the working of a power from beneath.  "The highest excitement prevails, yet probation's hour is fast closing, and every case is about to be eternally decided. Satan sees that his time is short. He has set all his agencies at work that men may be deceived, deluded, occupied and entranced, until the day of probation shall be ended, and the door of mercy be forever shut."  DA 636.

If  men can be led to trust in their own euphoric feelings instead the word of God, their only safety, they will have no defense against the marvelous workings of Satan   "The Protestants of the United States will be foremost in stretching their hands across the gulf to grasp the hand of Spiritualism; they will reach over the abyss to clasp hands with the Roman power; and under the influence of this threefold union, this country will follow in the steps of Rome in trampling on the rights of conscience." - The Great Controversy, p. 588.