New Age is a spiritual virus; Jesus is medicine.
I feel impressed by the Spirit to post this:
Isaiah Chapter 47 (New King James Version)
1 “Come down and sit in the dust,
O virgin daughter of Babylon;
Sit on the ground without a throne,
O daughter of the Chaldeans!
For you shall no more be called
Tender and delicate.
2 Take the millstones and grind meal.
Remove your veil,
Take off the skirt,
Uncover the thigh,
Pass through the rivers.
3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered,
Yes, your shame will be seen;
I will take vengeance,
And I will not arbitrate with a man.”
4 As for our Redeemer, the LORD of hosts is His name,
The Holy One of Israel.
5 “ Sit in silence, and go into darkness,
O daughter of the Chaldeans;
For you shall no longer be called
The Lady of Kingdoms.
6 I was angry with My people;
I have profaned My inheritance,
And given them into your hand.
You showed them no mercy;
On the elderly you laid your yoke very heavily.
7 And you said, ‘I shall be a lady forever,’
So that you did not take these things to heart,
Nor remember the latter end of them.
8 “ Therefore hear this now, you who are given to pleasures,
Who dwell securely,
Who say in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me;
I shall not sit as a widow,
Nor shall I know the loss of children’;
9 But these two things shall come to you
In a moment, in one day:
The loss of children, and widowhood.
They shall come upon you in their fullness
Because of the multitude of your sorceries,
For the great abundance of your enchantments.
10 “ For you have trusted in your wickedness;
You have said, ‘No one sees me’;
Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you;
And you have said in your heart,
‘ I am, and there is no one else besides me.’
11 Therefore evil shall come upon you;
You shall not know from where it arises.
And trouble shall fall upon you;
You will not be able to put it off.
And desolation shall come upon you suddenly,
Which you shall not know.
12 “ Stand now with your enchantments
And the multitude of your sorceries,
In which you have labored from your youth—
Perhaps you will be able to profit,
Perhaps you will prevail.
13 You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels;
Let now the astrologers, the stargazers,
And the monthly prognosticators
Stand up and save you
From what shall come upon you.
14 Behold, they shall be as stubble,
The fire shall burn them;
They shall not deliver themselves
From the power of the flame;
It shall not be a coal to be warmed by,
Nor a fire to sit before!
15 Thus shall they be to you
With whom you have labored,
Your merchants from your youth;
They shall wander each one to his quarter.
No one shall save you.
“Oh yeah, evangelism rocks!”
Thats what I say as I listen to Stryper’s classic song “In God We Trust.” I’m thinking that evangelism is just the bees knees, and at the same time I’m thinking about how evangelism destroys personal relationships. I have a message to deliver: to everybody. Its just that nobody wants to hear it. Evangelism rocks, alright. Speaking the Word of Christ to those who think they already know it, be they loved ones or not, results too often in a severance of contact with the person you are preaching to. You (Christian) have to remember actually, that it IS preaching. It is, and has to be, God specifically designed it that way in order to confound the wicked.
I’d just like to point out here that its a very good thing we have the blood of Christ to cover us, because we’re ALL wicked, Amen?
Many claim to know the Bible very well, and some people do. They know all the stories word-for-word. Those who know the Bible will surely know that Christ spoke His message “to them that have ears to hear.” He knew that, although He spoke to many, few would truly understand. Likewise, many who read the Scriptures today, even scholars, do not understand them. (On the flipside, the Bible can be understood in truth by a small child, it all depends on the SPIRIT, not your own understanding.)
If you know the Bible at all, if you’ve ever experienced its truth as more than just a book of myths, then you will know that everything I say is true. I’m not above correction, and I am still merely human, but what wrong have I committed? I have only done that which Scripture admonishes me to do, and I only say what God places on my heart to say. Time is too short to do anything else. It’s time to be straightforward, and if it makes everyone else uncomfortable, so be it. I can’t stop doing what I was told by God to do.
God told me to speak His word, to proclaim the message of Christ. I have been very careful to not interpret anything I have said in light of my own understanding, but I do so under the direction of God. I am not God, I am not the Son of God (obviously), but I am here to tell you that you are following the wrong Source. There is only One god, the God of the Bible, and He has but one Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. I was put on this earth to be a warrior for Jesus, and despite myself (read that again “despite mySELF!”) I am going to do it.
I mean, some of you out there undoubtedly know me, you’ve heard me speak elsewhere on other topics, some of you have heard me profane the name of Christ, others know at the very least that I’m not the best of Christians. I despise my own record of perseverance when it comes to my relationship with Jesus, which I avoided time and time again. Despite myself, my faults, and my flaws I must, above all things, speak the Word of Truth: the Bible. It is proven to me 100%. I have no choice BUT to believe, the evidence is so strong. Everyone says “Where is it? Where’s the proof?” It’s all around you. Its YOU who doesn’t see it; usually because you don’t WANT to see it.
You think everything’s going fine for you, don’t you? On the outside you can make it appear that you’re centered, that you are your own Creatrix, and that you are in control. You have begun to maintain the illusion of balance that you’ve deluded yourself with for years. Finally, after all this time, you’re believing your own lie. And on top of it, there are all these books around by other people who are blinded by their own self-created lies, and their delusions.. are YOUR delusions. So everything makes sense in your own imaginary realm. You are your own god, and so you destroy your own relationships from within, never giving it another thought. You are your own god, and so the thoughts of others don’t mean a thing to you. You are your own god, and so emotions are not a part of your world. But hear me now: just as the idols fell in ancient times, the statues of Baal and of Ashtoreth, so will the false gods of today fall. Great will be their fall. My heart bleeds for you, and I am disheartened when I think of my loved ones who have become their own gods. But, I know… inside you are scared. Deep inside where you think nobody else can see, thats where it is: gnawing fear. God sees it. I see it in order to tell you that its there, so that you will know it’s God who sends me to tell you this. You are horrified at the prospect of it all being true, and you are terrified that you are not in control of it all like you believe yourself to be.
There is coming a day very soon when the false gods will be broken down, God will smash them with His fist. You don’t like violence, and you (in your wicked state) wonder how a loving God could be so violent. It is because of sin. God is holy, above all things, and He cannot tolerate sin in His presence. Read your Bibles again, this time with open eyes. God is there to aid you in this. But unless you repent, God will come and smash your idols, He will break down your gods, the gods which exalt themselves. He will bring you so low that you will have no choice but to call upon Him for help, or else perish.
Save yourselves the trouble, and turn your hearts to him. I speak harshly, but the simplicity of my message is one of love, one of compassion. My hope is that you will read my words and run screaming to a church for one of any number of reasons (perhaps even because you want to contend with my writings, and desire a second opinion). I just want God to use my words to help anyone who can be helped by them; I also feel God calling specific people, they know who they are. If you felt that, then you are one of them. God is calling workers for the Harvest. He is calling people who will begin to stand up for the truth of Christ uncompromisingly. The world will make it a thing about “tolerance,” well I tell you this: this world is intolerable, and sin is intolerable to God. Why should I sin just to make YOU feel better? Why should I disobey God’s command in hopes that I don’t offend somebody? Why should I (or any Christian) throw themselves into Hell for the entertainment of the Godless? People really need to wake up; they have no idea what they’re up against, and it sickens me that the Christian community has been (for the most part) arguing amongst themselves about doctrinal details and positions in the elder council for so long. I know whats going on, I’m not blind. I see the way you work behind the pulpit, you snakes of the cross! It’s because of you that the babes in christ have suffered! You are the reason why nobody trusts Christ! Wicked Stewards: Your time has come, and I’m here to tell you that. The writing’s on the wall. The church must NOT tolerate these vipers in their midst. We must rebuke them, we must preach the Word unto them, and we must encourage them to repent: otherwise GTFO! Is that plain enough?
It breaks my heart to have to say such things, and I know that there have been some very sincere pastors who have been dilligently fighting for the truth for years; of a surety, God has seen your faith and travail. My heart goes out to all the Christians of the world. I have no idea about the intricacies of all the doctrinal disputes going on betwixt denominations; I myself belief things which other Chrstians would probably find fault, however: none of this is about that. There is only one thing to do, and all of us Christians can (hopefully) agree on it: look to Jesus. Look to Him, it’s He who makes you stand.
Just as in ancient times, the false gods of today will bow before Him. They will all bend the knee to Christ, whether they want to or not. Know that what I say is the truth. I’m not doing this for popularity, for money, or anything else (that would be stupid). I’m doing this for you.
Please turn back before its too late!
Keep your eyes on Jerusalem, and pray for the Israelites! The Temple is coming soon!
I don’t even know where to begin with this one.
There is a new religion in the world, a one-world religion, and it is called Spiritual Awareness (otherwise known as New Age).
I feel it necessary to speak on this subject for a number of resons, not the least of which is to alert Christians to its reality. I also feel it has been so largely embraced that there is little information to counter its force in the world at this point; therefore it is expedient to at least try to make people aware of the lie. Its true that many won’t listen, I can’t really blame them. Without an understanding of Scripture its hard to know just why Christianity should be considered as relevant when compared with the plenitude of world religions. Christians are regarded as ignorant fundamentalists because they believe the Bible, and because they refer to it in debate considering it at all times to be valid. I’ve had people say I was ignorant for quoting Scripture. In reality the ignorant betray themselves, for not only have I researched a variety of spiritual systems myself, but I have also been an enemy of God and a destroyer of the Light.
I have wearied myself with war against God, and I have found all systems which I researched to be found lacking, every one of them. Don’t even say that “its because you weren’t looking into the right systems,” nor say “all systems lead to the same truth; if you didn’t achieve results its because you didn’t work at it long/hard enough.” If you say these things you are in ignorance of that which you speak, for you cannot know my struggle. First of all, it is interesting that in all other systems of belief, or philosophy, the divine quality is experienced through the amount of “work” you put into it. With Christ its the exact opposite: we can’t do anything to earn it, or work our way up to it. All we can do is have faith on Him. (We’re called ignorant for doing that, btw.)
So, what is Spiritual Awareness/New Age? These days people will tell you that it doesn’t exist, but it does, don’t let them fool you (and don’t fool yourself). New Age is a worldwide movement whose roots can be traced and verified. The reason why people don’t hear about it by that specific term too much these days is because… its everywhere. Everywhere you look, there is New Age. I sound like a paranoid lunatic, but its true. New Age has seeped its way into everything: entertainment, media, science and medicine, and every aspect of society. People from all walks of life, rich and poor, are into transcendental meditation, kundalini yoga, astral travel, Self-programming techniques, Qabbalah, and as many other sorts of occult activities as there are to individuals to create and suit them. A good definition of New Age is this quote, taken from another website which shall be listed at the end of the article:
“The term [New Age] itself may indeed be fairly recent but the actual practices and beliefs involved are thousands of years old. For instance, the slave girl mentioned in Acts 16 was in effect a New Ager. The term itself was taken from astrology making reference to the Aquarian age in which humanity is supposedly going to realize its inner divinity. Hence, anyone who engages in these mystical practices is associated with this view, even though they may have lived centuries ago. It’s not the term; it’s the practices that are at issue here.”
(Lighthouse Trails Research Project)
New Age has most definitely infiltrated Christianity, how do you think we got the DaVinci Code and “Holy Blood, Holy Grail?” It might be hard for people of this generation to see the problem with syncretism, or with convergence of belief. To the modern mind this is something to be embraced, it is a deviation from traditions which have become obsolete in this day and age. Many do not see the harm in picking and choosing the intricacies of their belief-systems. “I just use what works for me,” is a common line. Believe me, I’ve heard it from more than one person, the exact same line. That it doesn’t really work for them never seems to dawn on them. They are as the Scripture says: “…ever gaining knowledge, but unable to come to the knowledge of the truth.” God opens the door for them, but instead of walking through it, they struggle to close the door again. If it really worked for you, then there would be no need for you to modify it. There would be no need for fluidity; instead, they dictate endlessly how they despise “fixed doctrine.” Indeed, their litanies against fixed doctrines have fixed their doctrines. Thier sermons against stasis have made them stagnant.
The Bible warns against the emergence of the One Religion, just as it tells of everything that we are experienceing in our present day. The origins of New Age are spoken of in the book of Genesis, chapter 3, verse 5 (Gen. 3:5). The serpent came to seduce Eve, and told her that she would be like God if she would eat of the tree from which God had specifically told them not to eat. (How tragic it is that many people now know this story through New Age texts that tell erroneous versions of the account in order to promote their own New Age agenda’s.) Ever since the beginning, the Enemy has been devising and perpetuating his own spiritual plan in order to imitate (and outdo) God’s plan of salvation. In all the systems I have researched i have noticed that they all, each one of them, have at their heart the same fundamental concept. This collection of doctrines which forms the core of every world religion is purely New Age-based; that is to say, every system of belief except for Christianity.
Spiritual Awareness (a term which I use synonymously with “New Age”) is a subject which all Christians should familiarize themselves with. A little research on the subject just proves that it is being trumpeted everywhere, and set up as the New-World Religion. This religious system, which was prophesied in the Bible, involves two major facets: the Left and Right-Hand schools of thought. These are basically two sides of the same New Age coin, as they both seem to have the same goal in mind while achieving it from different ends. This delusion further insinuates their belief that all paths ultimately lead to the same destination (a Monist philosophy in itself, correct me if I’m wrong).
Every Christian should be aware of the Spiritual Awareness Movement, of the threat it poses to each individual believer in Jesus Christ, and of its widespread emergence in the world (not to mention its global acceptance by the majority of the population, even Christians). Every occult practitioner (this means YOU), every witch, every sorcerer, every magician, tarot reader, guru, religious leader, astrologer, etc. (ad nauseam) is influenced by the same New Age spectrum of philosophy. The powers behind these practices, while undeniable, are said by the Bible to be the work of demons. It does not say this for the same reason you think. It says this because God wanted us to know in advance what we would be dealing with in the last days. All we had to do was read His Word to know about it, but the devil then devised countless methods to invalidate Scripture, and make it increasingly insignificant in the hearts of humanity. Nowadays, people will do anything in their power to keep from reading a Bible. Myself included. I’d rather sit here and preach than read my Bible. I’d rather speak the message of Christ than read the Word of Christ. Does it make sense to do that? No, it doesn’t. At the same time, it doesn’t make sense to form an opinion on a book you’ve never read before. Does it? New Age books love to talk about the Bible, about its apparent “flaws and contradictions.” Hogwash, these books are merely trying to outdo the truth of Scripture. Give them an “E” for “effort?” I’d rather give them an “F” for “fu… *Oooh, I’ll be nice*
They’ll never be able to outdo Scripture, and the only reason they try is because they think they can be God, or at least a better God than God Himself. They declare the Universe to be God, but they don’t acknowledge the God that created the Universe. They say that Man is a god, but they refuse to acknowledge the God who created Mankind. The Bible talks about this in the second Chapter of Romans, or thereabouts (I need to read my Bible!!! See my point?).
If you really want to know the truth, then ask God to show you in the name of Jesus Christ. He will show you the truth. If you want to stay floating around in the energy of your own imagination, then talk to your “Higher Self” or whatever entities you end up conversing with. (Side Note: Why is it that every time someone has a mystical experience, the revelation is always the same? Why is it always about the Self becoming a god, or realizing ones own (non-existent) Self-Divinity, or that God is a Universal Consciousness of Cosmic Awareness? Essentially these are all the same thought in different (increasingly vague) terms. Why doesn’t anybody question these entities or the validity of their statements? Why is everything they say takn at face value? (And we, as Christians, are criticized for taking the Bible literally? At face value?) Why doesn’t anybody have the guts to question their own feelings? They stupidly trust themselves, as if they could possibly know what is best for them. The only one who knows what is best for any of us is God, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we can be healed. God wants us to question everything. Read your Bibles, have some balls! Geez.)
If you’re interested in learning more about New Age from a Christian perspective, some links have been provided:
In conclusion, I hope that my ramblings are structured enough to communicate the urgency I feel about these matters. I want, above all, to relate the message of Christ, and the urgency I feel that all should turn their hearts to Him. If you’d like to know more about giving your life to Jesus Christ, click on the “Altar Call” tab up above, or talk to a church representative.
In the West, church attendance is at an all-time low; this is true. Why not go against the grain? Why not stand up for Christ, and refuse the trend of New Age? It won’t win you any popularity points, thats for sure, but doing the right thing never did.
Keep watching Jerusalem, Beloved!