Is spiritual drunkenness really a sign of God’s favor? Or is it in reality a clear sign of God’s judgment? In looking at the scriptural references to drunkenness one can only conclude the latter. In Jeremiah chapter 51, in a prophecy of judgment upon Babylon, we read: “Babylon was a golden cup in the Lord's hand, That made all the earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; Therefore the nations are deranged…In their excitement I will prepare their feasts; I will make them drunk, That they may rejoice, And sleep a perpetual sleep And not awake, says the LORD… And I will make drunk Her princes and wise men, Her governors, her deputies, and her mighty men. And they shall sleep a perpetual sleep And not awake, says the King, Whose name is the LORD of hosts.” (Jer 51:7;39;57 NKJV) Here we clearly see that drunkenness is a direct judgment from God. Is it possible that God is judging His apostate Church (Mystery Babylon) with spiritual drunkenness even now? It is my belief that is exactly what is happening through these Latter Rain revivals” today.
In Isaiah 63:6, a prophecy of the last days, we read “I have trodden down the peoples in my anger, made them drunk in my fury, and brought down their strength to the earth.”
The Bible nowhere contains a suggestion that to be drunk, spiritually or otherwise, is a good thing for God’s people. In fact, in the Word of God, we are constantly exhorted to sobriety and self-control. “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit…” (Eph 5:18) Proponents of spiritual drunkenness like to point to Acts, chapter 2, and what occurred on the day of Pentecost, particularly the response of some of the people to it: …Cretans and Arabs; we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God. So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?” Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.” (Acts 2:11-13 NKJV) Having seen videotape examples and attended conferences of people who are supposedly “drunk in the spirit”; staggering around, struggling to talk (or preach), talking with slurred speech, and falling down, as well as behavior that is unseemly or immodest, I am totally convinced that this is not God’s Spirit at work. This kind of behavior is identical to the type of behavior exhibited by literal drunks - drunk on alcohol. There is absolutely no reason to infer from the book of Acts (Chapter 2) that the disciples of our Lord were exhibiting even one of these “symptoms” of drunkenness. If you read Acts, chapter 2 you realize that what the populace was responding to was the supernatural sign that was in evidence – they were speaking in tongues. Unable to explain this sign in any other way, some mocked and accused them of being drunk. That this charge was spurious and not even considered by the majority can be seen in the fact that 3,000 listened and responded to Peter’s (coherent) presentation of the gospel, repented of their sins, and were added to the Church that day. There is a “party spirit” loose in the Church today. Thousands are dying and slipping into an eternity in hell every day. Occultism and New Age beliefs, not to mention secular humanism and the myriad of new cults arising daily are leading millions down the wide road that leads to destruction. Yet I’m supposed to believe that God would have me sit back, relax, and enjoy some “Holy Ghost drinking party”? This is just the very thing that our Lord warned us about: “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly.” (Luke 21:34 NKJV) A conference in San Jose had Che Ahn, Stacy Campbell, Jim Goll and many others who were so drunk they could not stand up for hours. They had imaginary big bowls that they were drinking the “new wine” from and teaching that it was a blessing from the Lord that he was so happy with us that he wanted to pour out this bliss on us. Also present there were “fire tunnels” which upon going through the tunnels, the people came out significantly more messed up!
While researching spiritual drunkenness, I ran across this web site:
" Our first church plant is officially launched and will start at 7pm Friday May 22nd. For several months I've gotten several calls a week for people wanting to come get drunk and receive drunk teaching and revelatory drunk theology and now the needs will be met with great intoxication at "Joel's Bar." A first of its kind prototype of churches to come. The wine is not a weird side dish, it is the main course in salvation history. The intoxication is not a means to an end, IT IS THE END THING IN ITSELF. It is the bridal wine of intimacy with the person Jesus Christ. The intoxication of God's Spirit brings refreshment to the entire person, spirit, soul, and body. I heard a prophet say lately that drunkenness is one of the highest levels of wisdom in the Kingdom. So come out to this glory revolutionary church plant and drink your fill o' lovers! Come in costumes ready to drink or just come as you are! This is the craziest drunkiest messiest revival of all time. Come get pickled in the wine cellar of heaven with some of Minnesota's wildest mystics! Caution: extreme drinking in progress. Believers appear to be intoxicated on alcohol and high on drugs, but "WE ARE NOT DRUNK AS YOU SUPPOSE!!!" Just show up empty headed and heart hungry for God."
Jim Goll and John Crowder teach “Tokin the Holy Ghost” from national platforms. I believe these two men are promoting this teaching and it is polluting the Body of Christ and people are becoming demonized.
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