My friend Jacob Prasch in a recent article makes some good points about the Lakeland Outpouring:
– the Fruit of the Holy Spirit is ‘self control’ (egreitei) not the lack of it.
This is a good point because from what I’ve seen (a few hours of TV, a few more hours on YouTube and a visit to a church that has received the “anointing”) all I have seen is a distinct lack of self control.
– Lakeland .. is based on ‘transference’, the unbiblical practice condemned in Exodus 30 of transferring an anointing.
– The fallen world and unsaved will only laugh and mock, not repent and believe. … who can blame them for mocking a mockery? (2 Timothy 4:3-5).
and in good Jacob form:
– As the planet heads for cataclysm and true Christians for persecution, the solution of the backslidden church is simple: “Go To Lakeland, Get Hands Laid On You By A Pathetic Religious Freak Masquerading As a Minister Of The Lord, And Then Shake, Shrivel, And Laugh” – Indeed, that should solve everything.