I was going to comment on this later and over time but after stumbling upon this phenomenon that is sweeping across the Christian parts of Africa, I’ve decided to get into this now.
Now, many of us in the U.S. are keenly aware of how big Christianity is in the lives of many Americans. There are “Mega” Churches built like stadiums and theaters that bring in tens of thousands every Sunday. This might be a surprise to many of you but Evangalism is and has become big business over the last 30 years in particular. Places of Worship in the U.S. (as well as in many countries) are tax exempt, meaning the place of worship can use all the money they bring in at their own discretion. Putting aside what is used to keep the lights on, it’s up to the church–and in most cases the Pastor–to decide how the money is used.
What’s most unfortunate is more and more, there are stories of Pastors pocketing the money they glean from their congregations. What’s most unfortunate is these stories are in fact true. The car and jet above are both owned by a pastor. The obvious question “Why does a pastor need a $2.5 Million Jet in the first place?” aside, it is a sign of the times we live in.
It is also the epitome of the phrase “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” though in this case, it’s a fat “Shepherd” fleecing his flock for very penny they have. The best cure for that is truth, prayer and most importantly, finding a new church ASAP.
Getting back to my earlier train of thought, there is another phenomenon that was rampant in the U.S. that has in recent years started making the rounds in parts of Africa and Asia.
I’m talking about “Miracle Healers”. Here’s a video that illustrates my point perfectly (Warning: Disturbing Content):
…To the untrained eye, this is a miracle.
Those of us old enough to remember seeing the 80s and 90s “Miracle Healings” know this hustle all too well: The pastor “randomly picks” someone from the audience who is said to have an incurable disease and the person is miraculously “healed” on the spot. In the case of this video and many others like it, this was clearly staged and the “healed” was fine all along. What’s most upsetting is they put children up to it to make their deception more convincing.
In addition to “healing the sick and infirm”, some have gone so far as to claim to have been “given the power to raise the dead”. While most American Christians would approach such heresy with skeptcism–as they should–this isn’t the case with emerging Christian populations in Africa and Asia.
The reason I am talking about this and will return to this topic in future blog posts is while we know this is spirtual deception at its worst, it’s important that the truth be known and that these pretenders be exposed as the frauds they really are.
This video illustrates my point in that regard:
This pastor claims to have the power through the Holy Spirit to command the unborn to move and kick inside their mothers. What you are seeing this pastor do is “demonstrate” this “power”.
Like the previous video, it’s pretty easy to tell this display was staged. Don’t you find it a little strange the pregnant women go into a “trance-like sleep” on command like that? Don’t you also find it strange their entire torso moves? That’s because it’s physically impossible for an unborn baby to move so much and so hard, the mother moves almost violently like that along with them.
This video demostrates that perfectly:
Unlike the other video, the mother is obviously conscious. If the baby was moving as dramatically as the other video appears to show, there’s no way the mothers would not be unaware of it. You can clearly see in the above video the unborn stretching out causes her a bit of pain.
With the other video, you’re made to believe the mothers are “so filled with the spirit” that they’re no longer in control of their bodies. The bible does not teach that is even possible and in fact, the very idea is deeply rooted in Paganism and Spirtualism. There is nothing supernatural about the second video. What you are seeing is simply the mothers “playing along” though weather they are knowingly a part of the deception or not is another matter. This is a clear deception either way.
Notice with the second woman (the one with the blue shirt) when he says “Mama, wake up” her eyes snap open. That’s a clear sign what you just watched was rehearsed in advance. As if to further “prove” his power is real, he “commands” her baby while she is standing. She starts to enter “a trance like state” which again, the Bible does not teach is even possible. All who have a true experience are both fully conscious and aware of what is going on the whole time.
She is clearly faking it. Her laughing at the end should make that pretty obvious. It will probably be explained as she’s just “surprised” but clearly they rehearsed the “demonstration” as she snaps into “the trance” when he “addresses the baby”. While it IS true an unborn baby can hear and recognize outside sounds at that stage of pregnancy, it’s definitely not to the point they can comprehend language and respond on command like the pastor claims–plus she’s clearly laughing along with him at the crowd’s reaction. She’s just moving her waist and pushing her belly in and out but of course, the crowd doesn’t know that. If the baby was moving about as much as you’re made to believe, she’d at least feel discomfort at the sensation. The whole “slain by the spirit” move she does at the end…I’ll cover in a later blog post.
This is what a baby kicking in the womb looks like for those who have yet to be blessed to see it up close:
…And here’s one with the mother standing:
Again, the mother is fully conscious and aware of the baby’s movement. The baby also doesn’t cause the mother’s body to move around dramatically. While it IS true the unborn can and does move or kick while the mother is sleeping, the movement wouldn’t be enough to cause her whole body to move, too. Of course, those of us in developed nations are well aware of this.
I have personally felt unborn babies move while their mothers slept. That’s actually when they’re most active according to mant studies: Because the mother is lying down, the baby has an easier time moving. The mother is aware of the sensation but nothing beyond that unless the fetal movement wakes them up in the middle of the night. Those in developing counties would be more likely to believe what you see in the second video is possible. They’re far easier to fool than the Americans of 20-30 years ago so…yeah.
Yes, all of the women are clearly pregnant. What’s truly sad is they were used to decieve the unwise both in the room and watching online. One thing true believers need to do more of is expose these deceivers and what they are doing.
Back to the second video: With the third woman, the footage opens with her appearing to having a seizure and is actually pretty disturbing to watch. Plus she’s clearly faking it by moving her torso–notice her belly doesn’t move at all. This is why I showed you the other two videos so you know what to look for in regards to actual fetal movement. Feeling a baby kick and move in the womb is one thing but seeing it is something else. It’s also pretty obvious it’s the baby moving, not the mother as was shown in the other two videos,
For the last part, the pastor brings out two pregnant women. Again, he “commands” them to “sleep” before “commanding” their babies. With the woman in stripes you can clearly see her lifting her waist to give the illusion the pastor is commanding the baby to move inside her. Of course, the people in the audience have no way of knowing this is what is really happening. They have no reason to believe they’re being deceived, after all.
The pastor tells the crowd the mothers are sleeping but he is “talking to” their babies. No, the mothers are clearly awake and no he can’t actually “talk to” their UNBORN babies, who don’t learn the CONCEPT of language until a few months after they’re born. That said, it actually IS a good idea to talk to your unborn child as they will remember what they learned after they’re born.
The problem: What this pastor suggests is in fact deeply rooted in Paganism and Spirtualism. There is no light in him. In fact, he could be sending an unclean spirit into the unborn. He claims he speaks to them “through the spirit”, which is heresy. The fact that he claims to command the unborn is also blasphemy. This man has been called out on it and area pastors are warning people to stay away from him.
Back to the video. He starts to sing and their babies appear to respond in kind by moving around to the rhythm. Again, this is being faked and it’s likely the babies have no idea what’s going on in the outside world. The reason he focuses on the woman on the left is because it’s much easier for her to move her belly compared to the other one, likely because she’s not as far along. This becomes pretty obvious toward the end when he switches focus to the other one. It’s cruel to watch but important to be aware how far these False Christs are willing to go to decieve the most vulnerable.
…The reason I spent so much time on the second video compared to the first is while both demand you accept what you’re seeing at face value, with the first it’s clearly staged. The second one required a bit more explaination to pull apart the trickery. The Bible also warns about this. The devil knows his time is short and is going all out to deceive as many people as he can.
Here’s one more video I want to show you:
…Like the other video, this one is clearly staged. The woman is clearly playing along.
The part in this video I want to zero in on is the phenomenon called “Speaking in Tongues”. The practice, for those who are unaware is deeply rooted in Paganism and Spirtualism. It’s believed a person can “become so filled with the spirit” that they will begin speaking “in the language of the angels”, backwards or in a language they never learned. During this time, they are in a trance-like state and are no longer in control of their bodies. Her husband, who is identified as a fellow pastor falls to the floor on command throughout the video. This is explained as the pastor wordlessly commanding any unclean spirits in the man to flee and the falling is just a reflex of that. I meant that in general, not just in regards to the video.
I saw a segment of 20/20 a few years ago where researchers attempted to record what the brain is doing when someone is “Speaking in Tongues”. They concluded during this time, there is no neutral activity so the mind is like a blank slate. What this means is nothing is actually happening. They’re faking it is what’s really going on. It was a practice someone taught them, likely at some church where they were told it is a sign “they are full of the spirit”. The sad truth is they were deceived.
The end of the video illustrates why these deceivers go to such lengths:
..Free money. That’s the sad truth. These men are nothing but con artists who are using their platforms to milk their audiences for every dime they have. It’s a good hustle, I’ll give them that. Even so, I can’t forgive people who offer false hope and staged “miracles” in exchange for money to the most vulnerable. I find it unforgivable personally. If you need money THAT bad, simply ask like I will in my very next blog post.
Like I said earlier, this was rampant in the U.S. until about 15 years ago when pastors behaving badly starting making the evening news. There were things from pastors having sex with underage girls to pastors getting into fistfights with people in stores, among other things. Due to the bad press, many of the False Christs and Deceivers who were able to left the country, setting up shop in parts of Africa and Asia where it would be much easier for them to continue their deceptions.
It was from these frauds local pastors overseas learned the trade and started doing it themselves. It’s even worse as they mix half-truths will obvious lies to confuse the people. By claiming to be sent from God, they shield themselves from actual scrutiny by the wary and gives their believers a free pass to suppress those who out their lies. If a pastor tells you to focus on them and not the Bible, s/he is a false prophet and a deceiver. Jesus warns about this.
…I avoided this subject on purpose but I will definitely get to Demonic Possession and Exorcisms at some point. What I will say for now is Demonic Possession IS real BUT it rarely looks like what’s portrayed in movies or the staged exorcisms some Evangelicals like to make for TV. I will also say depending on how strong the demon is, it could take days to fully exorise the unclean spirit. Now that I’ve said that, I really do wonder if those pregnant women were actually being possessed. It would make a certain amount of sense now that I think about it.
Anyway, my very next post will be a request for money. After that I will talk a bit about my particular branch of Christianity, which gained national attention because of one of the presidential candidates.