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The Harlem Shake Bewitches the Modern Church

Updated on November 14, 2017
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Check out the Harlem Shake in this clip below to get a feel of what it is all about.

Viral on YouTube
Viral on YouTube
Everyone's talking about it and posting their version, even those in church.
Everyone's talking about it and posting their version, even those in church.

There is a fad buzzing around in the modern churches that has become the new trend to appeal and draw the younger generation. Just when you thought the supposed 'Holy Spirit' (Kundalini) meetings could not get any more crazier there is a new sensation that is appealing to the church leaders who want to be even more savvier in the evolution of their seeker friendly doctrines by borrowing from mainstream pop culture and paganism.

The modern churches are pandering after entertainment and silliness instead of the genuine Gospel by embracing and indulging in pagan experiences. These apostate leaders have downgraded the gospel for bewitchment and their youth are embracing this darkness by mimicking the fleshly behaviours of this world. Demons are manifesting in lewd behaviours because of the promotion of degenerative pop culture. The gospel of carnal behaviours does not point to repenting for your sins, but personifies hedonism.

The latest fad of the modern church is a phenomenon called the 'Harlem Shake'.

The Harlem Shake is a device of Satan that is brainwashing the masses. It has become a viral sensation on YouTube and everyone on Facebook is talking about it. Many people including church youth groups are making their own versions of this form of music video expression. It starts off by one individual with a helmet or mask on who dances and gyrates to the heavy bass music of Baauer in the first beginning seconds of the song. Others who are around that person look like they are seemingly unaware of what the dancing individual is doing. Once the bass drops in the song, the music video clip flashes to the entire crowd dancing, thrusting, gyrating and convulsing wildly to the beat of the music in a variety of different crazy outfits, masks and costumes. Most videos show everyone joining in some type of lewd behaviour by dry humping other people or having sex with the air by using their bodies as an expression of carnal behaviours.

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Many deceived leaders in the modern church believe that by participating in the latest trend equates to being a relevant Christian who is up to date with modern culture. Although some of the clips may seem like people are just having some silly harmless fun, the origins of this type of behaviour are not so innocent as it may seem.

This type of dance has its origins in voodoo ritual and Egyptian pagan worship. The ritual starts with a magician (witch doctor) who wears a mask or a helmet and moves wildly to conjure up demons to manifest in the participating crowd.

Similarly, the youth leaders in the modern churches are utilizing these repulsive and silly actions to attract and draw youth into their apostate ministries. Instead of leading kids to Christ by being sensitive to the drawing of the Holy Spirit, they promote the Harlem Shake that pushes them into the realm of the holy and profane. These leaders have absolutely no biblical discernment when it comes to ethics and behaviours. They are brainwashed into believing that the actions are supposedly 'redeemed.' Their shallow understanding of God's word exposes their ignorance and that these behaviours are an abomination to the God. They need to repent for tainting God’s children into embracing lewd conduct in public places. These leaders are feeding off of and promoting putting garbage into children's minds and the result is a mockery of God and His holiness. The train wreck that is called the 'Harlem Shake' does not bring glory or reverence to God in any way.

And every man that striveth for the mastery is TEMPERATE in all things. - 1 Corinthians 9:25

Harlem Shake in the Church Building

The hypnotic beat.
The hypnotic beat.
The effect.
The effect.
The transformation.
The transformation.
The manifestation.
The manifestation.

Having victory in Christ is about overcoming the licentious lifestyle of sin. The Gospel is not about being cool by enacting the silly behaviours of the world, but by being an ambassador for Christ.

The mainstream media is manipulating the masses into accepting these types of behaviours as normal. On the surface these actions are touted as a fun activity to do with your friends, but the fact is that it is a scheme of Satan to open people’s minds to demonic spiritual realm. Music affects individuals, especially adolescents that motivates their thoughts and behaviours. It is something that many may see as harmless, but hypnotic beats affects to the limbic system of the brain overwhelming its other parts that leads to a trance like state. It can be compared with falling in love where the one emotion can take complete control over an individual.

Now then we are AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. – 2 Corinthians 5:20

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I SEEK TO PLEASE MEN? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. – Galatians 1:10

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to TEMPERANCE patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. – 2 Peter 1:4-7

Harlem Shake Originates in Voodoo Practice

The Affect on Children.

Satan is using these devices to get people to promote certain types of behaviours in the goal of ultimately accepting this behaviour as normal in the name of 'fun.' Many modern churches are using hypnotic beats in their worship music to get the masses riled up into an emotional tizzy. Once this emotional state has manifested, they can be manipulated to do many things. This type of music is used in preparation to change perception by affecting brain chemistry. The resulting product is the absence of self-control and the desire to please man instead of God. The modern Christian has no self-control, self-restraint or self-discipline where they are controlled and manipulated by man instead of being led by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The 'Harlem Shake' portrays the loss of inhibition that feeds off the flesh.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS in high places. – Ephesians 6:12

Satan is behind the scenes preparing and promoting the antichrist church system. The deception is in the illusion of emotions to entice and lure many into buying and believing in corruption and godlessness. They become distracted from desiring to honour, serve and worship God in spirit and truth. Many have spiralled out of control by partaking in an open displaying of debauchery.

Information on the Origins of the Harlem Shake

For the time will come when they WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; but after their own LUSTS shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. – 2 Timothy 4:3-4

The modern church has taken on the antichrist spirit and no longer desires to be fed from the word of God, but instead sides with Satan in mocking the true followers of Christ. The evidence should reveal that biblical discernment has been thrown out for a demonically inspired hypnotic dancing circus. Simple research of the origins of the song and dance should be enough in discarding this filth that has been allowed to manifest.

This is not the working of the Holy Spirit, but proof positive that the 'Harlem Shake' personifies the influence of drugs, drinking and fornication. Unfortunately, many will still be gyrating to these types carnal hypnotic beats when Christ comes for His bride, and many will wonder why they will not enter the Kingdom of God. Many leaders need to repent for promoting this type of behaviour.

The modern church is not a beacon of light, but has become a mirror of the world.

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. – Luke 21:28

We must expose this darkness for what it is and contend for the faith so that many will wake up.

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      PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ


      The purpose of leadership in the church is to promote the true Gospel and make disciples. Most "ministries" are void of this understanding. Youth ministry leaders are nowhere to be found in Scripture because the true Gospel has never been about entertainment.

      ("Another youth Pastor (my boys Pastor) seems to think it's a funny lil fad that kids aren't even interested in anymore and there are those who engaged in "the perverse" regarding it, and those who haven't, who just dance (in a manner that's clean) and act silly and there is nothing wrong with that.")

      This response is not from a pastor, but an entertainer. The standard by which the followers of Christ adhere to is Scripture, not personal opinion.

      PROVE all things; hold fast that which is good. ABSTAIN from all appearance of evil. - 1 Thessalonians 5:21

      Entertainers dress up as pagan Easter bunnies and in many other masks and costumes throughout the year. Youth "leaders" are masters of parlor tricks. True leaders understand that it is not about what they do, but by what the Holy Spirit does. The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus Christ. The modern "church" wants you to conform, but the true Church allows the Holy Spirit to transform. It should be easy to discern one from the other by how it objectively manifests.

      Is the Holy Spirit about the latest fads like the Harlem Shake and the pagan traditions surrounding the Easter bunny?

      A simple study of God's Word reveals the compete opposite. Case closed.

      The true and genuine purpose of the Holy Spirit is becoming content with Jesus Christ and desiring Him only. The youth entertainers are trying to make sensation junkies out of your children who only know the short lived empty calories of cotton candy that is being fed to them. The modern "church" has become about being a carnival atmosphere rather than feeding from the solid food of God's Word. Short-lived sensations create a mass of glossy-eyed zombies craving the next fix. The result will never bring fulfillment, but confusion in their faith.

      I have written an article concerning youth ministries in the the modern "churches" that you may find of interest in your pursuit of truth here:

      God has given the parents the responsibility to disciple and nurture their children, not some young, hip circus clown.

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      christinekv 4 years ago from Washington

      Hi P&N's,

      Well the youth pastor from the congregation I attend I think is in full agreement with you. He said,

      "Unfortunately, I am very familiar with this culture of "spirituality" that young people (including college age students) are being duped into believing. Sadly, I've noticed it mostly in the charismatic and Pentecostal movement. Many leaders have really misguided the youth in believing that spirituality is the goal, and on that basis results the many forms of their "spirituality". This is not the gospel. This is misguided and harmful to the body."

      Another youth Pastor (my boys Pastor) seems to think it's a funny lil fad that kids aren't even interested in anymore and there are those who engaged in "the perverse" regarding it, and those who haven't, who just dance (in a manner that's clean) and act silly and there is nothing wrong with that. What made me uncomfortable was his comment that there is a fine line between being relevant and not conforming to the world.....wish we had a live discussion about this rather than just an email exchange since it's hard to read into what someone is really trying to say when you can't hear their heart. At the same time, I think I know him well enough to know that we disagree on what's acceptable and what's not in terms of walking with the Lord. For example, I have nothing to do with Easter and he will dress up like the Easter bunny. He is a zealous young man for God and hopefully if we are correct, (which I believe we are, but in a spirit of hopefully true humility I say this) the Lord will speak to him directly and give him fresh revelation and discernment. In the meantime, I guess it may be just another example of having to agree to disagree and let it go. At least he took the time to read over and honestly share his thoughts, experiences etc. My position is (as it is with anything and everything), it is indeed something to go before the throne about. God bless you for continuing to expose that which many may be in error about, out of a desire to see the Truth setting us all free.

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      PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ


      I am glad you understand that this type of behavior needs to be brought to the attention of those who are in the body of Christ so it will be exposed for what it is. I appreciate your concern for your boys and the willingness to pass on the information to others. God bless you.

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      PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ


      These are the next generation of the so-called "church." How far will they go in their abominations? How far they have drifted from the simplicity of God’s word.

      He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. - Ezekiel 8:13

      And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. - Luke 16:15

      What is even sadder is there are too few willing to contend for the true faith in America. Just like the signs that led to the destruction of ancient Israel, God's judgement has come to America. The call to repentance is of utmost importance, or this nation will be destroyed for their defiance against God.

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      PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ


      You would think that church would understand that if it looks like the world, sounds like the world, and acts like the world, then it probably is of the world.

      The modern "church" believes that if it looks like the world, sounds like the world, and acts like the world, then they are being relevant "Christians."

      Nope, they are just of the world.

      If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. - John 15:19

      God Bless

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      christinekv 4 years ago from Washington

      Wow, I had no idea. Nothing surprises me anymore though. Thanks for bringing it to my attention P&N's. I will be questioning my two teen boys to see what they know about it and will share this hub with them along with some others leaders in the body.

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      William Kovacic 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      All I can say is that it's truly sad.

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      North Wind 4 years ago from The World (for now)

      It is strange that you should write a hub about this. I really ignored this whole 'Harlem Shake' thing and put it down as utter rubbish but I am shocked and stunned that the 'church' would involve itself in it. I did see a video of it recently and completely dismissed it as trash.

      It does not surprise me that witchcraft is involved because I have seen and heard about different rituals that act like that and the jumping and gyrating results because of possession. Mimicking that action is not wise - as a matter of fact it is very dangerous.