Twisted Tuesday – Grave Soaking

Today, beloved, we discuss a very dangerous, disturbing, trend in the Charismatic Movement. Grave soaking, also known as grave sucking, is a bizarre behavior spreading through youth groups everywhere. In this twist of scripture leaders like Benny Hinn, Todd Bentley, and Bill Johnson misuse 2 Kings 13:20-21 to suggest laying, sitting, touching, and praying on the graves of deceased charismatic leaders gives more power. It’s believed that those who have died had special giftings of the Holy Spirit which are ‘stuck’ in the grave until someone comes and takes it.

The idea of going to a grave to soak up more power actually didn’t start in the Charismatic Movement, but was something done in ancient Egypt. It’s been a practice in paganism, witchcraft, and superstition for several thousand years. Why has it recently entered the ‘church’? I’ve previously warned about how youth go from religious experience to religious experience like an addiction. This is why the occult is so appealing to them, eventually the church becomes too boring. Clearly the reckless leaders of this movement recognize the need to keep the attention of the young adults by upping the ante.

This is why it’s so very important to take the full counsel of Gods Word, rather than cherry picking specific verses and twisting them out of context. Recall, beloved brethren, the Law of non contradiction. If your theology contradicts the Bible, please don’t search out random verses to try and force a justification for your sinfulness. Dear friends, be watchmen on the tower, protect your children and grand children from these types of dangerous practices.

Why is grave soaking so dangerous? It is appointed unto man once to die and then comes judgement. There’s nothing in those graves but dry bones. The danger comes in inviting ‘spirits’ to come into you and give you power, which is really what these young people are doing. Essentially we see a group of people desperate for experience, emotional highs, and spirituality. However, what we do not see is the desire for holiness, faithfulness, or obedience. We need to pray for these people who are so very lost that they fill their days with the dead. Remember also that but by the grace of God, so goes us. And as always, beloved, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, podcaster and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

23 thoughts on “Twisted Tuesday – Grave Soaking”

  1. RE: “Clearly the reckless leaders of this movement recognize the need to keep the attention of the young adults by upping the ante.”

    Thanks for the warning, sister! Your point above is so true. When experience and emotion are your foundations, you must keep introducing new knowledge and practices to keep things fresh and exciting. This seems to be a form of gnosticism. Christians who “just” go by God’s Word and traditional/orthodox worship are to be pitied by those who are in tune with these new “revelations.” TBN is always pumping the newest “experience.”

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    1. Thank you brother! You’re absolutely right, it reminds me of Gnosticism as well. It’s funny how those old heresies get repackaged, renamed, and sold to a new generation. Odd that it would be called ‘new age’ though, since there’s nothing new under the sun. I was a youth in that movement and I remember the draw towards the occult. We watched ghost hunting shows, went to haunted sites, reveled in the demonic side of spirituality. It was like having a form of godliness while denying the power therein. Very disturbing to see anything this dark make it’s way into ‘churches’ though.

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    1. Thank you, friend, I’ve found many good blogs from Vincent. It’s truly a ministry on its own what he does! I think this might have been the most disturbing twisted scripture I’ve written. I spent over a decade in the Charismatic Movement before hearing the Gospel preached and getting saved by the grace of God, had I stayed in the movement there’s no doubt that I would have been led astray along with these youths. It’s a frightening thought!

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  2. “There’s nothing in those graves but dry bones.” This seems to contradict your quote from Numbers that says that touching bones and other remains/graves makes you unclean for 7 days. Either bones and other remains have the power to make you unclean for 7 days OR they’re nothing but dead cells. They cannot be both.

    And, of course, the belief in any other supernatural power besides the “One True God™” makes a person polytheistic.

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    1. Hello again Catherine, I’m so glad you weighed in on this. Actually many of the Rabbinic laws of the Old Testament were for the purpose of keeping disease from spreading in a time when very little medical advancements had been made. Many of the laws that were in place all those thousands of years ago are common practice today in modern hospitals. Now, however, we have sanitizer so staying away from society for 7 days is no longer necessary. Also, as grave raiding was big back then, along with necromancy and other pagan practices, it was important for God to set His chosen people aside. They were supposed to behave differently from other groups of people’s, they were to be separate.
      Is there power in bones? Depends on how long gone the person is and what disease they had when they died, in regards to the spreading of disease. Do bones hold spiritual mantels from dead saints? Nope. I hope that clears that misunderstanding up.
      It’s also important to understand that Christians, like Jews and Muslims, are monotheistic. We believe in the ‘One True God’ as a triune being. God in three parts, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. In the same way an egg has an outer shell, the white stuff, and the yoke, all of which can be seen separately and serve different purposes, yet still make up one egg. As Christians we reject the belief that there are three separate Gods, or the idea of modalism which suggests God is all three at different times. It’s a very specific, and imperative, distinction.
      It’s important because God condescended to become man, God the Son. We see on the day He was baptized that the Holy Spirit came down like a dove, God the Father spoke to the crowd, all while Jesus was in the water. In that we see the trinity. God, in His loving kindness, sent His only begotten Son to the cross where He bore the sins of all those who would believe on Him, had the wrath of God the Father poured out on Him (wrath that was stored up for you and I) died as a sacrificial lamb, rose from the grave, and now sits on His Fathers throne. He will come back, and on that day judgement will come to mankind. As in the days of Noah, when the door was sealed the hope of salvation was gone. As I’ve said before, and will continue to say, today is the day of salvation. Don’t put this off, Catherine. Consider how important your life is to you, how much more so is your soul of value?

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  3. WE HAVE GOT TO STAY IN GOD’S WORD!
    Matthew 24:24 “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”

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  4. This is something I’ve never heard of before, and I appreciate that you’ve opened our eyes to be watchful for this. One sentence really stands out to me…”This is why the occult is so appealing to them, eventually the church becomes too boring.” I think you’ve got that right. It bothers me when we start to be so afraid of people in churches getting bored that we seek to always have something new and exciting and different. Thanks for an eye opening post!

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    1. I appreciate you’re opinion on this! I really couldn’t believe what I was reading when I researched this one. No matter how worldly we make church, we can’t beat the world at its own game! Thank you for your comment, brother!

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  5. There has been 3 words that have been coming to mind lately as I am being allowed to SEE the goings on in church buildings~DEN OF THIEVES~the wrath of God to those entertaining people instead of letting the Holy Spirit convict through them is not going to be pretty. It is hard to find a sound church preaching the Gospel.

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    1. You are so right, sister! I tremble when I see the goings on in the modern ‘church’. They have certainly become fat off of making merchandise out of the body of Christ.

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