A precious friend of the Shulamites asked me a question the other day about a falsehood in the church. It’s the kundalini spirit, which generically refers to any temptation to seek other gods, false teachers, and spiritual distractions. It is the manifestation of signs without the Sign Maker. It’s a spirit of deception that leads people away from the Holy Spirit and the true move of God into the lie of demonic experiences. These experiences feel wonderful and mask themselves as spiritual happenings. The reality though is that these occurrences only lead us away from the Light and into the darkness.
Swallowing a Load of Kundalini
How does someone come to the place where they are willing to swallow sewage and call it honey? I believe it starts in bitterness with God for not performing as we think He should. When we sit year after year in the pews with nothing happening, we can become bitter. When the status quo is preached week after week, we become weary with this monotonous reality. Then when the carnival barker comes in and promises spiritual adventure, I suck it down – hook, line, and sinker. “I am ‘due’ a tangible feel from God!” And whether we make the conscious decision or a subconscious one, we choose the immediate falsehood over the actual reality. Immediacy is a more attractive draw than having to actually seek God Himself.
This ploy of Satan is so crafty, because it is an assault on our very desire to experience the spiritual. God gives us these desires and yearnings of the heart. We are intended to desire relational intimacy and supernatural experiences with God, but too often we simply won’t invest the time and prayer to see this manifest. The timing is in God’s hands, not our demand. Then here comes a false prophet to give it to me right now. The deception is great because it attaches itself to genuine desire and hunger. The problem is a failure to wait. We function more like a spiritual addict than a disciple of Christ.
Manifestation of the Holy Spirit
Does this mean that the Spirit doesn’t manifest Himself to reveal the heart of God? Certainly not! But the Spirit moves based on the Will of the Father, not my urgent desire for an immediate, convenient, technicolored dreamland.
I experience Christ in many ways. I have witnessed His amazing miracles performed right in front of me. And I personally have deep intimate relationship with Him. But I have never seen Him bow to my demands that He spiritually entertain me. The movement of the Spirit of God functions to glorify God, not me. His wonders leave me in wonder of Him, while the kundalini spirit just leaves me wondering.
The Enticement of Kundalini Spirit
The deception is totally enticing. It’s fraught with mystery and fantastical experience. But the true disciple of Christ listens closely to the Shepherd’s voice and is not led away by false wonders. If we are not listening and haven’t remained dependent sheep, then we will be fodder for this strange fire. It is only in relationship that can He sift the false from the true. In intimate relationship with Jesus, we find safety and His discernment. He leads us perfectly in the Way.
…that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
“For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.