The Holy Spirit wants us to be sober-minded not drunk: What I saw at the ‘Holy Spirit Conference’ at the International Church of Las Vegas

Here is a great post about drunkenness/loss of control vs. the fruit of the Spirit/self-control.  When I attended the Holy Spirit Conference at International Church of Las Vegas many years ago, I saw a speaker named Stacey Campbell shake uncontrollably – worse than a seizure! I did not know what to make of it.  Also, I do not recall repentance of sin being preached.  What I do recall is a lot of talk about the gift of tongues.

Have you recalled violent shaking in the Bible, and if so, when did this happen?

When comparing to the Word of God, I don’t see the holy apostles or the earlier Christians acting in this way.  What do you think?

Have a blessed day!



2 Comments on “The Holy Spirit wants us to be sober-minded not drunk: What I saw at the ‘Holy Spirit Conference’ at the International Church of Las Vegas

  1. I witnessed this Third Wave drunken madness back in the 90’s at the Covenant Church of Pittsburgh. Back then I made a thorough study of the Toronto Blessing phenomenon and was able to trace its theology back to specific doctrines of demons. The drunkenness, the laughing of hyenas, the roaring of lions, the hooting of owls, the swishing rattling sounds of snakes, etc, etc, was to a degree, I believe, a learned behavior—a social phenomenon. However, (and this is something I think Hank Hanegraaff missed in his book Counterfeit Revival)—there was a definite spiritual dimension to this behavior. After hundreds of hours of research I came away convinced that the laying on of hands in certain instances was actually a transference of demonic spirits—NOT the Holy Spirit. They, of course, called this “blessing” a “transferable anointing.”

    Wicked Stuff!

    Thanks for your work here,

    David, from Pittsburgh

    • Thank you for your feedback, David! Yes, you are right! I have read where some pastors call it a “transferable anointing” on their website. Christians must be so careful about this. We must “test the spirits”. I have seen people change after a minister tries to transfer an “anointing” to them. It’s like they are a different person afterwards! It really is dangerous. Thank you for sharing about your research! 🙂

      “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1)

      “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)

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