The spirit of religion seeks to keep individual believers and the Church stagnant and unaware of the call of the Holy Spirit for change. Although not always acknowledged, the religious spirit exerts tremendous control over minds and souls. This spirit can be so subtle that we are unaware of its impact, instead being deceived into believing that God is directing us.
Only when we recognize the characteristics of this counterfeit religion can we be freed to experience the transformation of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in the heart of the Church. Freedom from the Religious Spiritis exciting reading for those who are committed to seeing the kingdom of God aggressively advance in this time.
By C. Peter Wagner