Grave Sucking in the name of

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There is a new craze spreading amongst many contemporary churches. It is known as ‘Grave Sucking’. The idea is that as a fun way to receive Gods anointing for revival and His spiritual gifts, you can visit the graves of the late church revivalists and “suck it out of their bones” by standing over or lying on the grave. I call it a form of necromancy.

There seems to be a lot of differing explanations to the term ‘necromancy’. The term seems to have changed meanings through history. What I am meaning by ‘necromancy’ is ‘channelling the energy of a spirit’ in connection with a ‘dead person’ as the mediator. Scripture clearly tells us that we only have one true mediator, Jesus The Christ, and that it is through Jesus that we receive his giftings through His Holy Spirit, not through the bones of corpses! It seems that if you slap the phrase “in the name of Jesus” on any practice, it’s ok to do, even to punch people.

God determines what gifts he gives, not us by “sucking it” of the bones of dead people: 1 Corinthians 12:11 (TNIV) All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. The bible is very clear about going directly through Jesus to receive the Holy Spirit, and He decides what gifts to give. There is no scripture to back this practice up, but plenty that condemns it.

When we die, our spirit leaves the body. Although we will be re-united with our body, which will be transformed into a new spiritual body when Jesus returns, or spirit does not remain in the grave: See 2 Corinthians 5:8 where Paul writes about when we die: “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

Many people liken this grave practice to what happened with Paul and his handkerchief, and when the sick woman touched the ‘hem’ of Jesus’ garment, and also of the story involving Elisha’s bones. it’s logical to make these comparison, if we don’t understand the context of these scriptures. I’ll try to explain what I mean by this. It’s really important to acknowledge that Jesus IS the WORD, the Torah in flesh. When the woman touched the ‘hem’ of his garment (it was actually one of the four the Tzitziyot tassels that she touched. The ‘tassels’ represent the Law given to Moses/the Torah/Word of God), she was healed. The Word became flesh (Jesus), and When Jesus had left the earth in his body, his Spirit came to earth in a new way at Pentecost. The translation of the Holy Spirit is ‘Breath’ or Wind’. I believe that the handkerchief was a symbol of the anointing of God through his breath (We blow/breath into a handkerchief). This was a symbol to us of how God was now working in the world.

The Story of Elisha’s bones in 2 Kings 13 is pretty amazing. When the dead body of a man “touched the bones” of Elisha, he came to life. Like many other stories in the bible, this was another miracle symbol pointing to Jesus and what he would later come and do during his time here. It wasn’t about healing revival, especially when you consider the verses just before that say, ”Elisha had become sick with the illness of which he would die.”

If we believe that the Torah reveals the nature of God in the form of scripture, we can learn from it what God thinks of dead bodies and graves:

Numbers 19:11: “He who touches the dead body of anyone shall be unclean seven days.” When we die, God receives our spirit.

Matthew 23:27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness.

Spiritually charging objects (in this case, bones) is another occult practice that is creeping into the church, along with astral projection, eastern meditation, reiki, and angel worship, to name a few. Hosea 4:6. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”. This is a large reason why I have made it my goal for the past few years to get educated about all of these practices. It’s one thing for someone who doesn’t follow Biblical teaching to practice these things, but to slap the name of Jesus on it and call it Biblical is something else.

Is it a coincidence that the Catholic Church has just decided to put the bones of St. Paul on display for the first time ever? Hmmm…

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2013/11/11/vatican-to-put-st-peters-relics-on-display-for-first-time/

I believe the people doing this practice are being sincere in their pursuit of God. But if you are going to lead people who are not sure of what the Bible teaches, then you better get it right. I love it when people have a zeal and hunger for God, but it is clearly easy to misguide many such people in there eagerness to have meaningful experiences. For the above reasons and more, this is a dangerous spiritual practice which opens people up to counterfeit spirits. Please don’t do it. Instead go directly to the Father, through Jesus to receive His Spirit.

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3 responses to “Grave Sucking in the name of

  1. If this is real, it’s similar to the superstitious nonsense that takes place in the Papacy. Go to Europe and Papal churches proudly display vials of blood or bones of dead saints, all of which have supposed powers.

  2. truerspirit, you say that ‘grave sucking’ is (quote) ‘a new craze spreading amongst many contemporary churches’. Oh yeah? So there must me lots of churches/christians doing it if it’s ‘craze’ that’s ‘spreading’. So, please, truerspirit, give us three examples of churcher/christians doing it, to justify your statement, ok? Otherwise people might think you’ve made it all up…

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