New-age gurus teach us to seek comfort in meditation. They teach us to align our chakra’s for better mental and physical wellbeing. They teach us we can master the art of astral projection, leave our bodies and willfully navigate the spirit realm while gaining a “oneness with the universe” – whatever in God’s Holy Name that’s supposed to accomplish. What are we going to do… meditate away our need for salvation?
Gaining a oneness with the universe is pointless when we come to realize this universe, because of sin, will be destroyed by fire (Isa 13:13, 34:4, 51:6, Zep 1:18, 2 Pet 3:10, Rev 21:1). Even many prominent scientists have come to admit this fact. They have for quite some time begun teaching us the death of the universe is inevitable. They teach us how billions of years in the distant future the universe will implode in a fury of cataclysmic retraction. Nice theory, Mr. Scientist. The irony is, God told us first.
Not only has the bible been teaching the destruction of the universe long before modern scientific theory arrived on college campus, but the bible has been teaching us it will occur much sooner than our current theoretical analysis’ have predicted.
But we are not talking about science here. We’re talking about the religion of spiritualism. The many experiences these new-age philosophers indorse revolve around the idea of seeking spiritual enlightenment. They seek to know and experience something greater than the physical realm. All of which is possible, but at what cost?
When we seek to know the mysteries of the universe while simultaneously rejecting the words of the Creator of the universe, we will forever be opening ourselves up to tremendous spiritual distress.
Seeking a spiritual experience outside of the truth revealed to us by the Lord Jesus Christ will only result in the invitation of deceiving spirits presenting themselves as angels of light (Gal 1:8, Eph 6:12).
This spiritual enlightenment may seem wonderful to our earthly senses, but in most cases – if not all cases – we will be encouraging evil spirits to play upon our every new-age polytheistic whim.
This false sense of inner-peace outside of the will of God will last only so long in this worldly physical existence. What the many new-age guru’s fail to realize or teach their gullible sheeple is how this meditation is a form of prayer and worship of false gods.
If you begin praying and meditating to someone other than your heavenly Father via the atoning work of Christ, you are going to get exactly what you asked for – spirits posing as angels of light.
“And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.” (2 Cor 11:14 NKJ)
Always remember dearly beloved, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” (Exo 20:3)
The way we are being taught to meditate is all wrong!
Do not attempt to silence your mind leaving it vacant. Instead, meditate on the love of God and fill your thoughts with His presence.
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” (Psa 19:14)
It is only He who can bring true inner peace.
No guru can offer you a guide to meditation. No preacher can force peace of mind upon you from the pulpit. True spiritual enlightenment comes from understanding the Love of God and practicing His teachings in our daily lives – to do the will of the Father as Christ has done the will of the father; to love one another as He loves us. That, is true inner peace.
We desperately need to understand and come to know how much God truly loves us.
As a man who held anger and resentment in his heart for so many years, I have found comfort in the scripture and my eyes have been opened. I am speaking from personal experience. This is very personal to me. The only real serenity for me has come from meditating on the Love of God.
If I had not cast aside my pride, anger and frustrations of this world, I would never have found my peace. If I had never found my peace, I would have never been in the right mind when I met my wife and we would have never sought a lasting relationship.
The road which led to my happiness here on earth was found solely in studying the scriptures and meditating on the love of God and His will for my life.
It is in the scriptures that I grew to understand God’s love for us, hidden in plain sight. It is in His love where I found my inner peace. It is in this peace where I found my joy in this fallen world. And so it will be, forevermore. For all the days of my life I will meditate on the Love of God.
If you continue in the scriptures and come to know how much your Father in heaven truly loves you, I am certain you will find an inner peace far greater than anything this world has to offer. But there is a catch. You must first take a leap of faith and believe in His power.
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Heb 11:6)
Now, I am going to ask you to do something.
I want you to do something without telling anyone.
I’m asking you to unplug.
I’m asking you to go away, but do not tell others you are going.
Make no mention to anyone that you have a desire to be alone. Do not make a public statement about your repentance like the hypocrites who love the appearance of godliness. Do this in secret. It does not have to be today, or this week. Just wait for the right opportunity to present itself, but make a plan. Consider in advance what you are about to do.
Naturally, I would not ask you to head into the wilderness to fast as Jesus did. He had a mission to confront the devil, which He accomplished. This would not be safe for you or I for many reasons. Instead, go somewhere you can be alone and undisturbed.
“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” (Mat 6:5-6)
Go into your bedroom; a walk-in closet, the garage, the quiet corner of a small-town public library or a safe public park – go anywhere. Just go somewhere you can be on your own.
When the time is right… ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in this meditation. Ask the Lord to guide you in your prayers. Ask Jesus to send the comforter into your life (Jhn 14:16, 26, 15:26, 16:7).
My only desire in telling you these things is to further your own spiritual edification – if you are willing to hear it…
I often ask myself; do I honestly believe that I am ptochos in Spirit? Am I makarios in my life?
If you ask the Father to show you the truth of His will in the silence of your heart, He will reveal Himself to you. I can assure you of this.
Dearly beloved of God, no preacher can force the holy spirit upon you from the pulpit. No Guru can give you the inner peace you truly desire. No man or woman can offer you the serenity you seek.
No, dear brothers and sister. This is between you and your Father.
Have faith. Call on His Name…