And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. (Ephesians 5:11)
This verse clearly says that we should not seek and enjoy association with the works of darkness. Fellowship in the Greek is Koinonia, which means; association, communion, joint participation, and intimacy. Koinonia is something we should do with true Christians and with God.
It is also significant that the Apostle Paul used the phrase, “unfruitful works of darkness” instead of simply “darkness.” Most professing Christians will not fraternize with the known darkness. For example, they will avoid the obvious diabolical manifestations of Satan. However, not all works of darkness are obvious.
In 2 Corinthians 4:2, Paul wrote, “But we have renounced the hidden things of shame.” Evidently, some of the works of darkness are hidden or else we would not be susceptible to association with them, Further, Paul would not tell us to expose them if they were not hidden.
Satan masquerades as an angel of light, and his ministers as ministers of righteousness. (2 Corinthians 11:14-15) Since they are disguised, we have to use discernment and listen to the Holy Spirit to identify them. How much more hidden are their works?
The works of darkness are even more hidden today because we are in a time of great deception and consequent apostasy. Unfruitful works of darkness certainly flourish and operate better in such a period. That’s because many professing Christians have completely dimmed their light. Thus, it is no surprise that so many professing Christians that are conscious of the darkness are blind to the works of darkness.
Dim is also quite possibly the reason that many professing Christians are having fellowship with Bethel Music. To a discerning Christian, Bethel Music is a conspicuous work of darkness. Bethel Music is the work of Bethel Church, a notorious cult church that produces the works of Bill and Beni Johnson. Many of the ones that rush to associate with Bethel Music in their concerts might never accept the bizarre shenanigans of Bethel Church. The alluring music has seduced them into to associating rather than exposing. Further, Bethel Music’s siren songs have the hypnotic effect of covering up one hard fact. If the spirits of darkness are in the source, then the same spirits are in the flow. “Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?” (James 3:11) “A bad tree cannot bear good fruit.” (Mathew 7:15-20)
The demonic laughing and jerking, waking up angels, fire tunnels, grave sucking, dead-raising teams, using tuning forks for prophecy, gold dust falling in the meetings, so-called drunken glory, etcetera, are in the simmering cauldron that is Bethel Church. Bethel Music will lead many people back to that cauldron. That is its purpose. Bethel Music does not go around the country putting on concerts to showcase talent, to entertain people, or to make lots of money. The so-called worship team is on the road for one purpose. That purpose is to unite people with the spirits that comprise its source, Bethel Church.
God’s people are children of the light. Like their Master, they must shine their lights to expose and defeat the darkness.
“But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.” (Ephesians 5:13)
Instead of manifesting the darkness with their lights, professing Christians are bonding with Bethel Music in a concert.
They weave and sway with the music, their spirits open and receptive, being stroked by the ebb and flow of the rhythms and hypnotic sounds. Their spirits are dancing with demons. As the emotion rises up, their minds become saturated with pleasure, and they are intoxicated with sweet surrender. They unwittingly become intimate with Satan. What is tragic is that although some professing Christians may be able to survive such an tango with evil, weak ones may lose their souls. I would not want that as part of my record when I stand before Righteous, Almighty God.