“All power comes from God, not from graves. Our individual life’s purpose is given to us by God: another believer’s empowerment cannot be ‘pulled out’ or ‘grabbed’ from a corpse.”
(Dean Dwyer) In the recent sermon I gave in relation to the practices and beliefs of the New Apostolic Reformation, there is a practice that I wanted to devote time to exposing. However, as we often discover, time is fleeting and the allotted sermon time just didn’t allow me to give a full explanation of it. But I believe it is important to make you aware of it. It is the practice of “grave soaking” and to you and me, it sounds somewhat ridiculous.
Grave soaking – or mantle grabbing – is the act of lying across the physical grave of a deceased preacher or evangelist for the purpose of ‘pulling out’ the power of the Holy Spirit, a power that was supposedly ‘trapped’ within the body upon the person’s death. The aberrant practice of grave soaking was initiated within the Charismatic movement and Word of Faith teachings, which are an amalgamation of orthodox Christianity and mysticism. Videos and images across the internet show grave soakers kneeling at or lying across the graves or gravestones of famous figures such as C. S. Lewis, John Calvin and Charles Finney in the hope of ‘grabbing’ the abandoned spiritual mantle or ‘soaking up’ an anointing like a sponge.
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CRN’s homepage contains a list of professing Christians to keep an eye on. Scroll down to WARNING. The list contains those to mark and avoid (Rom 16:17-18) such as Bill Johnson