A sad season for the charismatic evangelicals as strange fires creep into the house with truth becoming so rare.
The sight of men of God using carnal means to draw men to God and tenaciously using the carnal means to retain men in the houses has become a sorry sight. A sick church in a dying world.
The following are the notable strange fires:
Whatever means you use to get people into the church is precisely what you must use to keep them. If you get them with a ‘religious circus’, then you must keep the circus going; keep up the entertainment. If you get them with biblical preaching and teaching, then that will keep them and you will not need the entertainment.
Double portion services
A promise of getting a double anointing upon meeting certain expectations like giving specific amounts of money, gifts or items. Teachings that one can receive a double portion of the anointing or a blessing by buying two anointing oils, miracle water from river Jordan, specific clothing attires or merely showing up to a meeting and getting hands laid upon negates the truth of the scripture. There is only one instance in the scripture where there was a double portion. Elijah to Elisha, and this also involved hard arduous work, humility and discipline over a period of time.
Breaking the firstborn curse
It is strafe to understand how a Christian can remain cursed, being a firstborn, though in Christ. The seed of Christ is very important and should be guarded jealously and that means then that if you are in Christ, there is no firstborn or lastborn curse. Jesus is the firstborn from the dead. In other words, He was the first to resurrect from the grave, having conquered death. “He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything” (Col. 1:18).
Watch out for what you are getting into!