Animal sounds and behavior in religious movements
Animal sounds/behavior in religious movements
Manifestations practiced, promoted and popularized by certain renewal and revival movements, primarily the Toronto Blessing Movement. Allegedly under the influence of the Holy Spirit, some people manifest by producing animal sounds (clucking like a chicken, barking like a dog, roaring like a lion, etc.). Some people also act like the animals represented. It is claimed that these are manifestations of the Holy Spirit, and that the sounds and behaviors have prophetic significance, are useful in spiritual warfare, and/or signify proclamation (i.e. roaring is often as representative of the roaring of the "Lion of Judah" - one of the Biblical titles of Jesus. Some people see the roaring as a way of proclaiming that Jesus is King.)
The Roaring Phenomenon An attempt at justifying the practice of "roaring" with Scripture. Note: the orginal URL for this article now leads to a porn site. The current URL brings up the results of a Google search. The article is listed there, under a new URL, but was unavailable when checked. However, you can still read the article by clicking on the ''cached'' version in Google's search results.
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