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What is the Third Eye and why should Christians know about it.

First let’s look at Wikipedia:

The 3rd or Inner Eye  – A metaphysical opening which refers to the 6th chakra (brow), that leads to higher consciousness. A new age symbol of enlightenment.

Okay… so the Third Eye is a psychic ability connected to the occult. Dictionary.com defines occult as knowledge of secret or supernatural powers, beyond the the range of ordinary senses, or secret/hidden information only available to the initiated.

Next we need to know how one “opens” this Third Eye. The main way that one opens himself up to the spirit realm, is through meditation.  It is through meditation that one achieves an altered state of consciousness. Constantly you will find that meditation, or the emptying of one’s mind,  is the doorway to all metaphysical activity.

Back to the 6th chakra.  The chakras usually relate to yoga, but not always.  The 6th chakra in yoga is the brow.  When kundalini (serpent power) rises to the the brow, there is enlightenment that is characterized by light. Those using yoga as a means of enlightenment get results by meditation, forced breathing patterns and using unnatural positions to force the power at the base of the spine upwards with the crown chakra as the main goal.

Another way enlightenment occurs is through meditation and visualization.  Certain techniques are used to “see” and direct the serpent power up the spine through the chakras (nerve centers/wheels).

Here is another description.  The kundalini rises and then goes into the brain and then down into the pituitary gland which awakens the pineal gland. When they meet there is union.  This is an initiation of the birth of passage into another dimension and beyond. This is supposed to cause an explosion of light.

The third eye is also known as:

The middle eye of Shiva in Buddhism.

In Hinduism it is the eye of clairvoyance. This Hindus wear the Tilak. The red spot between the brows.  When I was researching my Goddess Worship post, I looked at a link, describing Christian women who have been applying the red spot on their forehead and worshiping each other’s divinity.

In Egypt it is known as The Eye of Horus or the Eye of Osiris.

In Freemasonry, it is the All Seeing Eye.  The same one that is found on our one dollar bill. This All Seeing Eye is surrounded by light.

But the eye usually means the same…esoteric knowledge that man so desires. This eye represents the passing  into a spiritual world than man has no business entering. It is forbidden because it will deceive and oppress.

In Genesis 3:5-7  For God doth know..then your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as Gods…knowing Good and Evil….And the eyes of them both opened.

The Hebrew word for eyes is not plural but singular so what the serpent said was that their eye would be broadened by knowledge.  Scripture here is not talking about the physical organ but the eye of the soul.

So for today…opening yourself up or opening your third eye is the same.  It is opening a gate between two worlds.  Meditation is a sure way of accomplishing this opening up of yourself especially through Contemplative prayer.  This is simply meditation masked with Christian terminology. The fear that accompanies entrance into deep meditative levels is there for a reason…it is a warning from God.

I have been reading a manual for opening the third eye from, “The Awakening of the Third Eye” by Samuel Sagan.

It immediately states that meditation is not for relaxation, and that the third eye is the gate that leads within.

Here are some quotes:

“Developing the third eye is a direct way of expanding your conscious universe and discovering your essential values, so that you may fathom your own mystery.” (page 13)

“Suppose an angel comes to you, truly. If you have been trying to visualize angels every morning for a few months how will you know whether it is a true angel or one that you made up…The real problem is, once these visions come to you, how to discern what is real from what is a fancy of the mind” [page 18]

     [I thought this was very interesting..he was acknowledging that visualization created  visions from your own making]

“You see the universe and it’s finality completely different…It is not what you believe or what you have read that will change your spiritual life..it is what you can experience directly.” [page 18]

      [See how a change of worldview is suggested here and the Bible eliminated]

“Whenever there is a vibration or a light, there is a being behind it” (page 160)

      [The Bible tells us that Satan comes as a white light]

“What to do with an angel? Let its glory become alive in you…to worship a god first you have to become a god.” (page 161)

      [How many times have we seen this? Almost all communications from the spirit world tell us that we are as gods, just like the serpent in Genesis]

“This tragedy is quite common. There are many people who seem to be desperate for spiritual progress. They go on crying ‘I wish God could help me’…and if you look above them, what can you see? Guides and angels who keep whispering ‘Please tune into us, please receive our light‘…If these people could tune in, they would immediately receive a shower of spiritual gifts.”  (page 185)

     [Light? We already know what the “light” is in the metaphysical world. It is Satan. And this shower of  spiritual gifts?..hmmm..]

2 Corinthians 11:14  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

Have you ever read the prophecies of those on the Elijah list? Have you ever had someone tell you that they have a continual conversation with God throughout the day? Have you listened to those who proclaim to the world that their visions are from God? Have you ever heard a prophet say that he could forgive your sins for you? Have you ever heard a TV evangelist say that “I am a God”?  Have you ever attended a meeting where the “spiritual” gifts are so numerous that chaos erupts?

I do believe that spiritual gifts are available to us today for the edification of the church…I also believe that many are the products of divination, and are false.  We have to discern what is God’s truth and what is man’s truth. The Bible is the deciding factor.

Is it possible that some Christians and some who claim to be Christian have opened themselves up to demonic forces and truly believe they are hearing from God, but are not? YES! That spirit guides and angels you have summoned from another metaphysical realm are holy? NO! They are not holy.

In a world that is giving way to a New Age, a new spiritual mysticism, we have to, as Christians, discern what is from God and what is not. We are to test the spirits.

I John 4:1   Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

I beg of you..do not practice anything that is at all similar to eastern meditation. Meditation is the common factor to all metaphysical and ungodly methods. If you have ….stop and repent…..ask God’s forgiveness.

The goal of the New Age is to unite all religions.  Hold strong onto your faith in Jesus Christ. I know many reject this but…. He is indeed THE ONLY WAY.

John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Also remember that Satan is a great counterfeiter and deceiver.  He imitates the things of Christ. Satan is not the light. The Lord Jesus Christ is.

So this verse bears repeating.

2 Corinthians 11:14  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light .

Pray daily that the Lord will give you discernment in these last days of great deception. Discern the light of the world, Jesus, from the counterfeit light of Satan’s enlightment. Many caught up in this spiritual deception and false system are experiencing the darkest time in their lives. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks seem to be common factors among those who have crossed over into this forbidden world. Those dark spirits who follow you do so because you invited them.

Jesus Christ demonstrated His power over the demonic world. Only He can cast out those dark spirits.  Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ who triumphed over Satan and sin on the cross. He rose again. He is our Savior and will cleanse us from sin and fill us with the Holy Spirit. Faith is trust. Trust in Him.

kim

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UPDATE

March 28th, 2011

I no longer teach in the BSF program but I was very blessed to be part of this wonderful program for three years.The  BSF children’s program strived to teach truth to the children about biblical concepts and did not try to merely entertain them. I have never met a more dedicated and godly group of women.

I did leave BSF for other reasons, which is discussed in some of the other articles. The executive branch would not publicly address the issued raised by others concerned about new age and emergent books recommended in their newsletter and the scripture taken from “The Message.”  “The Message” is not a bible but a paraphrase written by universalist Eugene Peterson who has alarmed many in discernment circles by his unbiblical writings and endorsement of the heretical book, “The Shack.”

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I am a children’s leader in BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) and this will be my third year teaching, and my seventh year overall. This year we will be studying The Book of John. September 2009 – May 2010.

The extent of this program to teach the Bible to the children is quite amazing. The  children’s BSF program consists of 5 parts.  We start in assembly for hymns and prayer. First in the class we have the discussion of questions and answers of the Bible passage we are studying, then we have Discovery or Homiletics which is a fun way of learning  Bible truths and applying them. Next we give the the Bible lesson itself from scripture.  The last activity varies according to the age group. The younger children are usually playing a verse memorization game. For the older children, we have Basic Truths or The Atttributes of God.

I am amazed at the quality of the lessons that are provided for these children. If you have ever participated in BSF then you may know that the lessons for the children are almost the same as the adults. The only difference is that the lesson is age appropriate. The basic principles that are taught for the Bible passage are the same as the adults.

The goal of the children’s program is to  bring families together through mutual study of the Bible, to teach children the Word of God and encourage them to love and serve Him, and apply the principles in their daily lives. BSF  is meant to supplement Christian teaching in the home and the  church, not replace it.  A parent cannot drop off the child on class night. Both have to be in attendance.

We spent a lot of time just on the safety of the children.   There are ALWAYS two adults with the children. The same person who dropped off the child has to pick him/her up.  This is the same procedure for all age groups, 1st grade through high school. So you can see the importance that is placed on your child’s safety while they are in our care.

I previously attended BSF as an enrolled participant  and have been amazed at the wonderful staff and the dedicated discussion leaders who head up each group of ladies when they separate for the discussion groups. Every year my love grows for our teaching leader and know her as a true and loving servant of the Lord.

What an honor and joy it is to be able to work with these women whom I highly appreciate. Surely, I am not worthy….so I am extremely humbled to be offered such an opportunity to serve my Maker and teach children the Word of God. 

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Harry, Yoda, and Yoga

Marsha West
August 2, 2007

Quicker than you can say “Quiddich,” a wizard’s broomstick rocketed to the sky and inscribed a smoke trail message for all the world to see… Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows…has arrived! The long-awaited book was released at the stroke of midnight on July 21, putting an end to the suspense. The Potterites, under Harry’s spell for 10 years, now know his fate.

Parents waited in long lines with their youngsters for hours on end so that little Danielle would have first crack at reading the seventh and final book in J. K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful Harry Potter series.

…….Parents who have studied occult literature in order to better understand it should by all means talk to their kids about the Potter books and explain why they’re not permitted to read them, if that’s their decision. The dangers of the occult should not be glossed over. Tell it like it is.

…….Emerging Church leaders boast “a movement from the moral to the mystical is necessary.” To that end, contemplative (centering) prayer is now marketed to Christians around the globe. Who are these Emergents?

What exactly is contemplative prayer? “As it is expressed in a modern day movement is mystically (i.e. based on a technique or method) in which one empties the mind of thought through repetition, usually of a word or phrase or focus on the breath. In this case the silence would be an absence of thought, all thought.” [4]

Some call CP the “silence.” But why not call it what it is? Yoga meditation! [5]

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please read the entire article here from one of my favorite blogs.

http://simplyagape.blogspot.com/2007/08/harry-yoda-and-yoga.html

Parents or teachers  who are concerned about the occult influences in children’s lives today need to read:

Spellbound –  The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids    

Here is where to order this book/ 

     Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/kdqz4 

     Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/escjy 

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First and foremost…be a fruit inspector looking for true doctrine.

I like to think discernment starts with one’s self.  You do have to be right with God. Not just a believer but totally surrendered to Him. 24/7.  I also learned that Christians can be deceived.  How is it that Christians can be deceived? It is because they may not love the truth or that they are not familiar with the Word of God.

Self-examination is difficult but this must be first dealt with. If you will not discern what is wrong with your own life, then you will never be able to discern the spirit of another.

We are to test all teachings, prophecies, and prophets.  People who speak for the Lord… should bear the fruit of the spirit. The fruit is not just good works. Look for the fruit of true doctrine. If you only look at good works, then you may be open to deception because even non-Christians can do many good works.

Many have told me that they were misled because they got lazy and no longer checked what they were being taught by their leaders  or the books they were reading, against the Bible.  So this is imperative. 

Discernment is also one of the spiritual gifts. This spiritual gift of the Holy Spirit is the ability to distinguish between the spirit of truth and the spirit of error, between holiness and evil.  It can be a sense you have about someone or the Holy Spirit will give you a warning about a situation or a person. 

I have had the experience of discernment especially when needed.  Not long ago when a so-called “prophet” began to criticize and persecute me, the Lord let me “sense” his spirit which was cruel and dark, and then let me “see” his hatred in a dream. It took awhile to shake-off this evil from me, but i have been praying for this man ever since.

As you walk with the Lord he will guide you through all things.  By his Word, you can test all things. As your relationship with the Lord deepens and matures so will your discernment because his Holy Spirit will bear witness to these things.

When you face a certain situation, pray about it  and ask the Lord to grant you discernment.  Spend time with Him in prayer and worship.

The Bible is the key to truth..Read it and read it again.. It is the manual for how to live. It comforts and ministers to you.  It is protection against deception, as all things are to be tested against the Bible.

It is essential in these times of spiritual deception that we ask the Lord for the spiritual gifts and put-on the spiritual armor of God.  The Word is both an offensive (sword) and defensive (armor) weapon.

II Corinthians 6:7  By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and the left.

Ephesians 6:17 …and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 

The purpose of the gifts of the Holy Spirit such as discernment is meant for the good of the body of Christ.  We are to use our gifts to edify and strengthen others.

I Corinthians 14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.

So it is okay to want these gifts and to pray for them.  Just remember that the power of these gifts is not of yourself, but it is the power of the Holy Spirit.  Do not touch this power. The power is God’s glory… not man’s.

So to discern man’s truth against God’s truth:

Pray for the gift and guidance of the Holy Spirit and then compare what man says and does against the Word of God in the Bible. 

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I like this prayer by A.W. Tozer:

“Lord, may I be one of those ‘whose souls have been illuminated by the Holy Ghost.’ Grant to me ‘the blessed gift of knowing.’ Then be pleased to use me for Your glory today.  Amen.” 

kim

          

UPDATE: I AM NO LONGER ATTENDING  BSF. I am waiting to see if the issues are being addressed by headquarters.

https://kimolsen.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/bsf-bible-study-fellowship-going-contemplative-going-off-the-narrow-path/

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              YES COME!   YES COME!  YES COME!   YES COME!

I am enrolled in BSF and this year’s study of the book of John starting in September 2009, will be my 7th year. This will be my third year as a children’s leader.

It is an eight-year study and the program is this,  Israel and the Minor Prophets, Acts of the Apostles, Genesis, Romans, Matthew, The Life of Moses and  John  (Isaiah is in the works.) You can join in at any time by attending an introduction class at the beginning of each month.  Each year coincides with the school year as there is also a children’s program offered. 

The classes are held in a church and you have the option of day or night classes for women and men. There is also a class for single adults 18-35 in the evening.  Women teach the women’s class and men teach the men’s class.  I teach in the children’s program on a Monday night.  The adult class starts with a general assembly for prayer and greetings and then we are dismissed to meet with our assigned discussion group.  Here we go over the questions that we answered throughout the week.  This study is based on answering questions and reading your Bible daily. There are general questions about the passage we are studying, challenge questions which means we can to go any verse in the Bible to answer the question and personal questions.  We do not have to answer or share the challenge or personal questions if we prefer not to. 

After we have finished we write down each others prayer requests, if we have any, that we have submitted to the discussion leader during the week. Next we regather to attend a lecture on the subject matter we have just studied. 

The lecture and teaching  is expository which means that the Word of God is examined verse-by-verse, with applications applying the text to our lives under the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. Powerful.

On departure we receive the notes that recaps the lesson and the questions for the next week.

Now..it takes a committment to stay in this study.  It is best to do the questions, every day or night, whatever time you have set aside for the Lord to study his word. If you try to do it all right before the class you will be defeated because its purpose is to keep you in the Word every day.  Sometimes I will do two study periods in one day because of a commitment I have to keep, but I try to never let myself get more than one to two days behind or ahead at any given time.

BSF is VERY structured.   It is structured to be on time and to flow smoothly.  I could not appreciate this more as a working person, i can count on BSF starting at 6:55 pm and ending at 8:45 pm.

 BSF has switched from the KJV to the NIV. Now I know that all other translations are to be watched carefully but I use both my NIV and KJV during the study. We have been told that we can use any translation during class that we prefer. I have read most of the side-by-side comparisions of the different translations. 

But I have found that the lessons are not watered-down.  Every week I am inspired to live my life for the Lord, to commit myself for His service, to discover His will for me and follow it with all my heart, and as instructed by the Lord Jesus Christ, to share the Gospel with others. 

The Gospel message is kept pure in BSF and the teaching FUNDAMENTAL. BSF teaches the Bible is inerrant and God’s Word sufficient.  We only have one book…the Bible to study. No outside influences, no fancy videos or DVD’s, just study of the Word and how it applies to our lives.  

I highly recommend BSF as it encourages daily Bible study, strengthens one’s walk with the Lord, and prepares you for your own personal ministry.  Please come and join us. 

The first meeting in my area is September 14th on Monday night 6:55 pm.  The days may differ in your own area. The first two classes of the year are introduction classes which means you can attend just to see if you like it.  There are introduction classes throughout the year. Usually the first class of the month. You get a class of your own to find out more about BSF and then you can stay for the lecture.  There is no childcare for those attending the introductions so you will have to make other arrangements till you sign up. 

Look here at this link to check if there is a BSF class in your area.

http://www.bsfinternational.org/Home/tabid/53/Default.aspx

Also look here

https://kimolsen.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/introduction-to-bsf-bible-study-fellowship/

 Also, the questions are available on line if you are a registered member.

….I cannot give you the questions, you have to go here.

http://www.bsfgroups.org

 

 

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This is another situation where the Lord  put me into a witnessing and learning experience.

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This is a revised article originally posted 7/7/07.

I went into a business I frequent knowing that the owner Marilyn, is a Wiccan and calls herself a witch.  Well, I noticed that she had filled a bookcase with books about witchcraft and casting spells. Also she had posted a sign on her counter “Wicca 101”. Please sign up for classes.

I said something to her young employee about staying away from the evil books, who in turn said something to Marilyn. She left me a letter at the counter and here is a portion of it.

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“I practice the Old Religion that dates back over 30,000 years when humans cherished the planet and what She provides to sustain life.  We honor, respect and love not only the masculine god but the feminine Goddess in all Her aspects.  We honor and call upon the Arch Angels for assisance and protection whenever we are doing healing work or spiritual ceremonies. We honor the seasons, our planet, the elements that give us life; Mother Earth, Fire, Water, Air.”

“In Wicca, there are many different, eclectic practices…none of which include the Christian bad-guy Satan.  Satan ONLY exists in Christianity…you will not find him in other religions.  From what i have learned over the years those that are against Christianity take the opposite polarity and honor the negave of Christianity…known as Satan.  For us, he doesn’t exist at all and we have nothing to do with anyone that does.  This is not because we “believe in him”, it’s because we know there are negative influences and energies of the universe which are not to be tapped into.”

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There is something about dealing with witchcraft  in your very own neighborhood that makes these issues so close to your heart and so suddenly real. When a local pastor endorsed the new “Harry Potter” book as a good example of good and evil, I was stunned.

Okay, I needed help with this situation.  I wrote Marilyn a letter but first emailed it to a friend David Lowe (http://earthquakeresurrection.com)  who strengthened the repentance message and basically revamped the letter, much to its improvement.

Here is part of it.

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Your take on Satan is interesting.  Those who adhere to biblical teachings believe that Satan has an influence over ALL other religions. Whether the god worshiped is Baal, Osiris, Brahma, Shiva, Sophia, Kali, Eros, Adonis, Gaia, etc., II Cor. 4:4 describes this evil influence as the “god of this world,” who has blinded the minds of those who do not believe in Jesus Christ as Lord. These gods and goddesses are personifications of life forces or manifestations, but in reality those worshiping them are worshiping demons- unclean evil spirits.  The Bible states so in Revelation 9:21 when it says”humanity…did not repent of the works of their hands. so that they did not stop worshiping demons and idols,” Psalm 96:5 states “For all Gods of the nations are worthless idols.”

I have read that most witches teach that we are “divine”. But this is the same lie that Satan told Eve in the Garden of Eden.  Gen 3:5 “Your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as Gods”. See…the lie is still the same today.   People want to be like God instead of worshiping God. This belief has eternal implications.

Many of the things you believe are filtering into the churches.  The Gospel is being ignored. The Gospel is that Jesus died and rose again. He took our sins upon Himself, so that we are forgiven and will live forever with HIM, if we repent and put our trust in HIM. Repentance means we acknowledge our faults to Him, die to ourselves, following the commands of Jesus as a child obeys its Father, and serving Him as a subject serves its King. There couldn’t be anything further from teaching that we are “divine” than this.

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A couple days went by after I dropped off the letter to her.  Then early one morning at 4:00 am, I was awoken by a chanting/singing. I immediately knew that this had to do with Marilyn and I knew she was casting a spell.  I believe the Lord allowed me to hear this in my spirit so that I would pray.  I prayed for her and His protection for myself. 

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Just recently I was talking with an IHOPian (who I am very concerned about because he is involved in this ministry)  who told me that witches had put a curse on his house and had left a dead black cat on his property. 

Someone else who has left this ministry gave me an interesting account of how the local witches were frequenting the  IHOP (International House of Prayer in Kansas City)  prayer room and going to the altar for prayer.  This person told me that going to the altar became a problem because it was an open forum and anyone could lay hands on anyone and there was a sense of something demonic from the other person praying.

This person asks….. why aren’t witches fleeing in such a powerful environment of prayer and how could a curse get through the protection that prayer would provide through constant 24/7intercession?

Good question don’t you think? The answer is that territorial and spiritual warfare as proposed and conducted by IHOP is ineffectual.

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 Upright Pentacle/Pentagram

Upright pentacles and pentagrams are among the most widely used religious symbols. They have been used in many eras and by many cultures and religions of the world: by ancient Pagans, ancient Israelites, Christians, magicians, Wiccans and others. 

Wiccans have attempted to reconstruct a Pagan religion similar to that of the ancient Celts. They have adopted the upright pentacle/pentagram, since it was the symbol of Morgan, an ancient Celtic goddess. Many wear it as jewelry and use it on their altars. The symbol is frequently traced by hand using an athame (a ritual knife) during Wiccan rituals. It is used to cast and banish their healing circles. Some Wiccans interpret the five points as representing earth, air, fire, water, and spirit — the five factors needed to sustain life. Others relate the points to the four directions and spirit.  Some Wiccans and other Neopagans bless themselves and others with the sign of the pentagram. Their hand passes from their forehead to one hip, up to the opposite shoulder, across to the other shoulder, down to the opposite hip and back to the forehead. Some of the more highly structured Wiccan traditions have used an inverted pentagram to represent a second or third degree status. “Many of these groups have since substituted a triangle form for the same degrees because of the association of the inverted form of the pentacle with Satanism and black magic.

Witchcraft (divination): a means for extracting information or guidance from a pagan god.

When most people think of witchcraft, they think of worshipping the devil.  Howbeit, most people that worship the devil, do NOT worship him directly–They worship idols or other pagan gods.  Did you know that behind every idol is a demon!  Read the following Scripture:`

1 Corinthians 10:19,20: “What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.”

There is a real danger in playing with the occult.  Charms, idols (statues), crystals, tarot cards, candles, potions, magic recipes, astrology, horoscopes, palm-readings, fortune-tellers, psychics, crystal-balls, spells, trinkets, etc.–There are demons behind all of these!!!   If your seeking guidance, power or information from them, you are practicing witchcraft.  There are many people today who are placing emphasis upon astrology, rather than upon the Bible.  Remember, seeking guidance or information from a pagan god is witchcraft according to the Bible.  Stores and magazine racks are loaded with material on occultic practices.  The media is promoting it.  Oprah Winfrey has done much to promote it.  Author’s are promoting it.  We see it everywhere we turn!  My friend, astrology and all such practices are an abomination unto the Lord.  God calls it “an abomination.”  Why is it an abomination?–Because it takes people away from the living and true God, Jesus Christ.  It plunges them into darkness and demonism (the real gods of the occult).  There is reality in the world of demons.  There are fallen angels and a spirit world around us.  This stuff  is real folks, and today people are fascinated with it.  Ozzy Osbourne went straight to the top of the rating’s chart in 2002.  He is known for upside-down crosses and blasphemies against Christ.  People are intrigued with the occult.  People use drugs and every other means they can think of to try to make contact with this unseen world (and the Satanic world is eager to make contact with them).  A child of God must leave this mess alone!  To dabble in astrology is to turn away from the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.  God has given us warnings concerning this.  His warnings have been very accurate in the past.  His batting average, friend, is excellent–He hasn’t missed yet.  God hits a home run every time, and I am going to go along with Him.  You would be wise to do the same.

http://jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Wicca%20&%20Witchcraft/witchcraft_is_satanic.htm

 

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GODDESS WORSHIP

When I hear and learn about the sad condition of the church today, I am truly burdened. Then something like this comes along and truly knocks me right back down on my knees in prayer. (You know those huge kneepads carpet installers wear? I need me some of  those!) Anyway..

I learned from Richard Coombes  http://aoreport.com that there was a  United Methodist Church (a mega-church) near him in Kansas City “engaging in various non-standard variations along the lines of referring to the Holy Spirit as a goddess or the great goddess or mother goddess – and even praying to this goddess.” Apparently, this applies to the entire mainline UMC denomination, with the exception of those who have withdrawn and become independent.  I am thinking…What?  What is going on? 

I looked into the United Theological Seminary.  They have a pitiful Portrait of Jesus.

This  link gripes me no end with the seminary advocating mystical experiences.

http://www.united.edu/portrait/spirit1.shtml

Here is a portion:

Spirit person or religious ecstatic is one who has frequent and vivid experiences of the sacred.”

“Most of these experiences involve non-ordinary states of consciousness such as vision, shamanic journeys, mystical experiences, or enlightenment experiences.”

Then read this statement by Dr. Marcus Borg who is involved with the United Theological Seminary.

To be Christian, I would say, is to live within the Christian tradition as a metaphor of the sacred, and also as a sacrament of the sacred. The tradition as a whole has as one of its main purposes mediating the reality of the spirit or the reality of the sacred—that is, entering into a relationship with the sacred. It’s about entering into a relationship with suchness, with is-ness. I think of God, to use very abstract language, as is-ness without limits. Our relationship to is-ness matters profoundly. It will shape our whole way of being in the world. If we see is-ness as indifferent, we will be concerned with our own self-protection. If we see is-ness as threatening, we’ll be even more paranoid about life. But if we see is-ness as giving us life, it creates the possibility of relating to life in a non-threatened kind of way. That makes possible the lives of the saints.

What??  Where is Jesus Christ in our Christian life, and what is…”is-ness”..?  Good grief, it is no wonder that the Church is in trouble, if this is what the seminaries are teaching.  I don’t mean to pick on the UMC because these things are happening straight across the board in all the denominations.

This link  below is an article called “The March of Sophia” (Paganism in Our Churches) This is part III of a series of 5. This article describes how a Lutheran church (my denomination), sponsors a yearly retreat called “Retreat with She Who Is”, led by a Lutheran pastor.

Excerpt: The pastor “invited us to form our own images in clay of Asherah, the mother goddess of the Canaanites…with a sacred body just like mine”.  All ten of us prayed the Goddess rosary. Pastor Stacy called us to “remember the sea as the primal water from which life emerged, to think of it as the amniotic fluid of our mothers’ wombs”.

http://www.chalcedon.edu/articles/article.php?ArticleID=274

If you have a chance to read all of the series you should be shocked as I was.

Richard also gave me other sites to look at.  Please take a look at:

 http://www.cwfa.org/articles/609/CFI/cfreport/index.htm

The Church in Bondage Timeline of Goddess Worship in the Churches
 http://cmpage.org/bondage/appendixd.html

 Re-Imagining Revival

 http://www.jeremiahproject.com/prophecy/feminist4.html

from the above link:

RE-Imagining Revival

“Sophia, Creator God, let your milk and honey flow, Sophia, Creator god, shower us with your love..Our sweet Sophia, we are women in your image. With nectar between our thighs, we invite a lover, we birth a child; with our warm body fluids, we remind the world of its pleasure and sensations…”

Thus went the prayer offered up in their pagan service along with replacing the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper with bread, milk and honey. They continued by singing songs to the goddess Sophia, the source of their divinity, the creator who dwells within them and unleashes within them their divine power. Conference participants worshipped the divine in each other by marking red dots on their foreheads to signify their divinity, and then bowing to each other in an act of reverence.

National staff and leaders of the Presbyterian Church (USA) gathered with feminist leaders from other World Council of Churches denominations including United Methodist, Lutherans, Roman Catholics, United Church of Christ, Baptists, Episcopalians, Mennonites, United Church of Canada, the church of the  Brethren and the Church Women United.

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The above list of denominations is frightening. The feminist movement has a great deal to do with the infiltration of goddess worship in the church and according to the occult world the New Age that is dawning will be a feminine age. The feminine goddess is being accepted in the liberal church and prevalent in witchcraft, especially Wicca. The woman of today is being asked to realize her god nature in her spiritual search.  If you ever watch Oprah, she is a total advocate of New Age philosophies and continues to feature New Age women on her show. 

There is so, so much information on all these practices that I feel that I have not really done you justice by the lack of content, but I hope to have sparked your interest and that you will continue to research. Most of all the information I have read comes from the blogroll.

All these issues from Yoga to Goddess worship involve the same principles.  These principles that range from the altered consciousness to contact and worship with the spirit world, lead us away from Christ. All these apostate traveled roads are leading right to the New Age Spirituality.  When the church is deemed harmless and determined nonexistent, the world will be ready to accept the Antichrist with open arms. He will fit right in because the world is now being prepared for his arrival. 

Are you ready? Are you wearing God’s spiritual armor and using his Word to defend yourself or are you spiritually compromised by involving yourself in the occult world?

There are only two choices!!!!

kim

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 Since we have been researching occult channelers let us now take a look at Helen Schucman. Born 1909, she wrote “A Course of Miracles” over a period of 7 years which was dictated to her from an inner voice who identified itself as “Jesus”. This Jesus said he was going to correct errors in the Bible. The “Course” says sin does not exist so there is not a need for forgiveness which entice those who want to be called Christians but do not want to give up their sin. How convenient. The Course teaches that fear is an illusion and that all is love..

Jesus is according to this book “an elder brother entitled to respect for his greater experience, but he is one of many Christs, and we all have the ability to become as Gods.”

This pattern always develops.  There are many ways to God, God is in us, we are God. This basic message is the same as the other channeled messages received from various entities from the spirit world.  The world needs to be enlightened and more spiritually evolved to progress to the next plane.  When there is contact with the spirit world the content is always anti-christian. The Christian terminology can be deceiving so one has to compare these messages with the Word of God.

Here are some quotes from “A Course in Miracles” by  this “Jesus”.

“There is no sin; it has no consequence.” workbook pg 183

“The Atonement (at-one-ment) is the final lesson he (man) need learn, for it teaches him that, never having sinned, he has no need of salvation.” text pg.237

“Do not make the pathetic error of ‘clinging to the old rugged cross’. The only message of the crucifixion is that you can overcome the cross. Until then you are free to crucify yourself as often as you choose. This is not the Gospel I intended to offer you.”  text pg.52

“The mind can make the belief in separation very real and very fearful, and this belief is the devil.” text pg.50

“Atoning means undoing. The undoing of fear is an essential part of the atonement value of miracles.” text p.5

I selected a few quotes regarding fear which I will address later.

“A Course in Miracles” according to Warren Smith in “Reinventing Jesus Christ”:

“During the 1980’s the Course gained a grassroots following of dedicated believers…and interest grew in the Course and it became a cult classic for those in the know. Yet even as word spread, the Course still remained relatively unknown to the general public.”

williamson2.gif    Enter Marianne Williamson.   After reading her story, she seemed to be quite troubled.  She then wrote her book “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles”.  She appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1992, and Williamson’s book soared to the top of  The New York Times bestseller list.  The miracle was reawakened.  

Here is are some quotes from “A Return to Love”:

“Jesus and other enlightened masters are our evolutionary elder brothers” pg.42

“We are who God created us to be. We are all one, we are love itself. ‘Accepting the Christ’ is merely a shift in self-perception.”    

It has long been known that Oprah constantly features New Age promoters on her show.  This has exposed millions of women (and men), to New Age philosophy. New Age philosophy is Theosophy which translates Divine Wisdom. This has caused extreme damage to the true Church of Christ. Many women just automatically believe what Oprah has to offer up without question. When Oprah had Williamson on her show neither suggested that the “Jesus” they were referring was a different Jesus than we know of in the Bible. When Williamson was asked: Was Jesus the only Son of God?, her answer was “Hogwash”.

 http://beliefnet.com/story/120/story_12052_1.html

I want to go back to the statements that Schucman’s “Jesus” made about fear. I have noticed that many messages channeled to mediums, concern the overcoming of fear. I was reading about a women’s journey going through the 7  chakras (levels) of yoga and her “spirit guide” (demon).  At every level she faced extreme fear and anxiety, but her demon guide led her through the fear, saying it was evil, so she would advance to the next phase of enlightenment.  I have to believe that this fear was her conscious telling her to stop. But she didn’t. The compulsion of wanting to become enlightened or to have special knowledge is a heady pull into mysticism.

What a sad day it will be for those who find out too late that they are not embracing the Holy Spirit but the fallen angels from the dark side, bent on deceiving them. They are listening to the lies of the serpent, which can be traced back to the Garden of Eden…that lie is that you can be like God…

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Remember the song Aquarius/Let the sunshine in? – Recorded by the 5th Dimension released in 1969

 

When the Moon is in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace shall guide the planets, and love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius ….

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Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more forces of derision
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelations
And the mind’s true liberation

This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius

Aquarius       Aquarius

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Years ago, I remember driving down the highway, me and my girlfriends singing the verses to this song loudly along with the radio.  Little did we know that these lyrics of yesterday were to be tied into the New Age movement of today.  Now…..just so you won’t think that we were 16 year-old New Agers in the late 60’s, I have to admit that we also sang the lyrics, “Hey, Hey, we’re the Monkees”, with equal relish.

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OCCULT NETWORKING

 

Networking was conceived of as a way to expedite human evolution and it was championed by the Luciferian Theosophists. This fact is well-documented throughout their literature, particularly in the many books written about the New Age or New World Order by leaders of this cult. These networking philosophies have rapidly become mainstream by being merged into various “scientific” disciplines such as sociology, psychology, marketing, and even medicine.

 

 

 

Marilyn Ferguson identified networks as “A TOOL OF TRANSFORMATION” in her pivotal book, The Aquarian Conspiracy (J.P. Tarcher, 1980), which “outed” occult Theosophy and helped to propel it into a full-blown New Age Movement. Ferguson identified “networking” as “a tool for the next step in human evolution” (p. 213). The rapid proliferation of networks was seized upon as a method to rapidly diffuse the esoteric ideas of this obscure Luciferian cult into the mainstream of American and global society. One of the mantras of the New Age “Aquarian” movement is “think globally, act locally.” As previous posts in this series have described, the purpose of networking was to transform the world. It would happen by restructuring the world from the tiny cellular all the way up to global governance.

The full article can be found here:

 http://www.discernment-ministries.org/HerescopeFebruary2007.htm

OCCULT NETWORKING IN THE BUSINESS WORLD

Now I want to take a look at Ray Yungen’s book “For Many Shall Come in My Name”, and see how networking is effectively spreading New Age ideas into the business world.

Ray says, “The way New Age thought has crept into corporations is simple to understand….management trainers and human resource developers hold positions where they can incorporate metaphysics into business under such titles as Intuition Development and Superlearning….Once while attending a New Age convention, I was told by one of these new breeds that resistance to New Age concepts in business was being replaced by a new openness, that if you barge in with occult lingo it turns them off right away. You have to tell them how you can make their employees happier and get more productivity out of them..then they will listen. You are really teaching them metaphysics, but you present it as human development.” (pgs 58-59)

“This approach has tremendous appeal because companies naturally want to get the most out of their people. In one interview, New Age writer Marilyn Ferguson echoes the same theme:” 

Business leaders have, by and large, exhausted materialistic values and are often open to spiritual values…What’s more, top-level business people are not afraid of the transformative process, and typically, after i speak to them, they say, “I didn’t know that such things were possible. I don’t understand everything you’re saying, but I”m going to find out about it.” Whereas most people who don’t understand new concepts automatically reject them, business people, who by nature are trained in risk taking, go after them.

“It is absolutely amazing how unabashed Creativity in Business is in recommending its source of creativity. In one section we find the heading, Getting in Touch with your Inner Guide. It reads:”

In this exercise you meet your wisdom-keeper or spirit guide–an inner person who can be with you in life, someone to whom you can turn to for guidance. (pgs 59-61)

Wow…what a predicament for the Christian who would be required to take one of these courses for purposes of their employment. 

OCCULT NETWORKING IN THE SCHOOLS 

Ray also talks about New Age in Education. This really shook me up.

“The field of education presents an ideal setting for transformation. In virtually every area of education and instruction from kindergarten to universities…the Ancient Wisdom is being taught either up front or covertly…Marilyn Ferguson acknowledges:”

Of the Aquarian Conspirators surveyed, more were involved in education than in any other single category of work.

“These people, according to Ferguson, had already begun to attempt significant changes in the educational system.  She states:”

Subtle forces are at work, factors you are not likely to see in banner headlines. For example, tens of thousands of classroom teachers, educational consultants and psychologists, counselors, administrators, researchers, and faculty members in colleges of education have been among the millions engaged in personal transformations.  They have only recently begun to link regionally and nationally, to share strategies, to conspire for the teaching of all they most value: freedom, high expectations, awareness, patterns, connections, creativity. They are eager to share their discoveries with those colleagues ready to listen.   (pgs. 66-67)

Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In – The “Let the sunshine in” portion of this medley has taken on a whole new meaning for me just while writing this.       

II Cor 11:14    “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”       

Okay! Anyone care to join me in a rousing rendition of “Hey, I Think i Love You” by the Partridge Family?    

kim   

 

 hpb.gif In 1875 Helena Petrovona Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society in New York.  What is Theosophy?  Theosophy translates into Divine Wisdom.  Theosophy holds that man is evolving spiritually and that someday will be as one with God. Blavatsky wrote “Isis Unveiled” and “The Secret Doctrine” which were channeled to her by an Ascended Master Kuthumi who lived in the 19th century. Djwal Khul also called the “Tibetan” was also an Acsended Master who channeled to HPB. She introduced Buddhism and Hinduism into the West .

“Blavatsky saw her mission as sublimely messianic: to save the world…Theosophy had been associated with the Gnostics and the Kabbalists. Madame Blavatsky’s Theosophy was nothing less than an attempt to synthesize Brahmanism, Buddhism, and Occultism into a new religion. The plan was to introduce these occult teachings throughout the West, and this in turn has created what we now know as the New Age.  It advocated a universal brotherhood of humankind, wise men of superhuman knowledge who lived in the Himalayas.  It was her conviction that these men had trained her and then sent her out into the world with permission to disclose some the secret knowledge that could light up a pitiless and incomprehensible universe” (Meade).

Madame Blavatsky wrote:

 “I was the first in the United States to bring the existence of our Masters into publicity; and . . . exposed the holy names of two members of a Brotherhood hitherto unknown to Europe and America (save to a few mystics and Initiates of every age), yet sacred and revered throughout the East, and especially India.”

 If you have read any of my previous articles you know who i think Spirit Guides, Ascended Masters, deceased relatives, and inner voices are. They are truly fallen angels or demons who are stepping in to deceive those who think they are in commune with some higher being.  The allure is gaining some kind of secret knowledge, and who doesn’t want to be in on a “secret”, but if you use occult methods, expect occult results.   As you may see, the plan that was put in effect so long ago is coming to pass.  More and more people are accepting yoga and meditation as a way to improve their life, improve spirituality, and come closer to God.  But in truth, deception is taking place as predicted in the Bible. Even Christians are buying into Contemplative Spirituality which can lead to communion with the pit.

Alice Bailey

After the death of  HP Blavatsky…. enter Alice Bailey who claimed that her teachings came from the same Occult Brotherhood that taught HP Blavatsky . . . . Bailey’s guide professed to be the same Djual Khool that was one of HPB’s teachers. Bailey also declared that her guru was the same Master Kuthumi that Blavatsky knew.

After misfortune in Alice Bailey’s life she and her three children settled in California where she met two women who introduced her to Theosophy.  She had her first contact with a master calling himself the “Tibetan” in 1919. He wanted her to take dictation. Alice states:

I heard a voice which said, “There are some books which it is desired to be written for the public. You can write them. Will you do so?” 

She wrote 19 books that were channeled directly to her between the years 1919-1949.

Here is an excerpt from “For Many Shall Come in My Name” by Ray Yungen

To occultists, the significance of the Alice Bailey writings was that they foretold that in the coming Aquarian Age “the teachings of the East and West must be fused and blended before the true and universal religion–for which the world waits–could appear on earth.”*  There also would be a “Coming one”, whom she called “the Christ”, who would not be the Lord Jesus Christ whom Christians await the return of, but an entirely different individual. This man would embody all the great principles of occultism, chiefly the divinity and perfectibility of man, and consequently expect recognition and honor as to his own lordship and divinity. (page 32)

The Lucis Trust

 “The Lucis Trust is the Publishing House which prints and disseminates United Nations material. It is a devastating indictment of the New Age and Pagan nature of the UN. Lucis Trust was established in 1922 as Lucifer Trust by Alice Bailey as the publishing company to disseminate the books of Bailey and Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society. The title page of Alice Bailey’s book, ‘Initiation, Human and Solar’ was originally printed in 1922, and clearly shows the publishing house as ‘Lucifer Publishing CoIn 1923. Bailey changed the name to Lucis Trust, because Lucifer Trust revealed the true nature of the New Age Movement too clearly. (Constance Cumbey, The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, p. 49). A quick trip to any New Age bookstore will reveal that many of the hard-core New Age books are published by Lucis Trust.”

This quote can be found here:

http://freemasonrywatch.org/lucistrust.html

Those who are unaware of the New World Order influence on the United Nations need to open the above  link.  It is truly frightening.

*this sentence sums up the entire theme of “A Time of Departing”

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