(NEW) Anointing– According to Judaic practice, the use of a holy anointing oil was significant in the Hebrews’ consecration of priests, and the sacred vessels. Prophets and the Israelite kings were also anointed as well, the kings from a horn. Anointment was considered to impart the “Spirit of the Lord”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anointing
Bethel Church – An American, non-denominational charismatic megachurch that was established in 1954 in Redding, California. The church, which is currently being led by Bill Johnson, is notable for their music label Bethel Music, and the ministry and music label Jesus Culture, which have gained large popularity within contemporary worship music. Bethel is also known for their teachings on miracles and the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry with over 2,000 students annually, and has been criticized for some practices. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethel_Church_(Redding,_California)
Charismatic Church – (also known as Spirit-filled Christianity by its supporters) is a form of Christianity that emphasizes the work of the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts, and modern-day miracles as an everyday part of a believer’s life. Practitioners are often called Charismatic Christians or Renewalists. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charismatic_Christianity#:~:text=Charismatic%20Christianity%20(also%20known%20as,called%20Charismatic%20Christians%20or%20Renewalists.
Gifts of the Spirit – The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are unique skills and abilities given by the Holy Spirit to faithful followers of Christ to serve God for the common benefit of his people, the church. Discover their biblical references and meaning as we explore the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. https://www.christianity.com/god/holy-spirit/what-are-the-seven-gifts-of-the-holy-spirit-scripture-meaning.html
(NEW) Grave Sucking – Grave sucking, also known as 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 purportedly “trapped” within the body upon the person’s death. – gotquestions.org/grave-sucking.html
Hyper- Charismatic – a movement that stresses the post-Biblical availability of gifts of the Holy Spirit. These spiritual gifts include but are not limited to speaking in tongues, healing, and prophecy. Additionally, Neo-charismatic Christians practice they practice the laying on of hands, and seek the “infilling” of the Holy Spirit, although a specific experience of baptism with the Holy Spirit may not be requisite for experiencing such gifts. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-charismatic_movement#:~:text=The%20Neo%2Dcharismatic%20(also%20third,as%20speaking%20in%20tongues%20and
Mantle – The mantle was originally a cape worn simply to ward off the cold. Prophets were known for wearing mantles as a sign of their calling from God. The prophet Samuel wore a mantle. The prophet Elijah “threw his cloak around [Elisha]” as a symbol of Elijah’s ministry being passed on to Elisha. The prophet’s mantle was an indication of his authority and responsibility as God’s chosen spokesman (2 Kings 2:8). Some theologians see the mantle as a symbol of the Holy Spirit. It’s only after Elisha takes the fallen mantle that he performs miraculous works. (Micah 3:8; Matthew 12:28; Ephesians 3:16). (1 Kings 19:13) (1 Samuel 15:27)(2 Kings 2:14, 21, 24)
(NEW) Necromancy – conjuration of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events. (merriam-webster.com)
(NEW) Occult – supernatural, mystical, or magical beliefs, practices, or phenomena.”a secret society to study alchemy and the occult.” – Synonyms: Supernatural, paranormal, magic. (Dictionary.com)
Pentacostal Church – is a ProtestantChristian movement that emphasizes direct personal experience of God through baptism with the Holy Spirit. The term Pentecostal is derived from Pentecost, an event that commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the followers of Jesus Christ, and the speaking in “foreign” tongues as described in the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentecostalism
(NEW) Revival – an awakening, in a church or community, of interest in and care for matters relating to personal religion. an evangelistic service or a series of services for the purpose of effecting a religious awakening. (Biblical – Dictionary.com) Also: Revival is when God comes down. Revival is meeting with Almighty God. https://www.oneplace.com/ministries/love-worth-finding/read/articles/what-is-revival-when-god-shows-up-15645.html
Slain In The Spirit – A term used by Pentecostal and charismatic Christians to describe a form of prostration in which an individual falls to the floor while experiencing religious ecstasy. Believers attribute this behavior to the power of the Holy Spirit. Other terms used to describe the experience include falling under the power, overcome by the Spirit, and resting in the Spirit. The practice is associated with faith healing because individuals are often slain while seeking prayer for illness. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slain_in_the_Spirit
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