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I hated AA.  I decided…okay…if I quit for good, then I would never have to attend another one of these lousy meetings.  Of course I had to attend the required meetings while I was in Rehab. 

I was saved as a young girl but I quit going to church when I was 16 years old. By the time I was 21 I was a full-blown alcoholic.  I wallowed in this condition for another 10 years. I will spare you the ugly details.

The Lord is good.  Even though I had turned my back on Him… He never left me.  Talking about this with other Christians is important. This is not only part of my testimony but this shows how we can overcome obstacles in our life with His divine help.

When I look back……. after all this time, I remember that I used to believe that somehow I had managed to pull myself up out of  this declining situation. When push came to shove I could handle things myself, figure out the problem and solve it. How foolish I was. My strength never came from myself.

When attending AA, we were encouraged to call upon a higher source.  Of course for me this is the Lord Jesus Christ. But what about those who don’t know Him.  Who do others call upon in their time of need? There is only one higher source.

Acts 4:12 says, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

About 90-95% persons do not make it the first time they go through AA.  Many never make it back to sobriety. The addiction of the drink is both mental and physical, so the attempt to overcome both aspects is extremely difficult indeed. Your body craves the alcohol because now it now depends on it. Your mind tells you that it will be impossible to function socially without the crutch of the liquid tranquility.

But you know my friend…there is someone who you can lean on…who will listen to your cares and problems.  It is Jesus Christ. The one and only Saviour of the world.

But you need to know…you need to turn to Him because He is the only one who truly saves.  You are a sinner and you need to confess to Him.  Repent and ask His forgiveness. Ask Him to come into your life. Then be ready to Live Only for Him.  Give your life over.  If you do this only to try to save yourself,….it won’t work.  Do it because you know in your heart that Jesus is the answer, He always was and always will be the answer to ALL things.  He died for you so that you would have salvation and life eternal.

So there is hope and your hope is in Jesus.

Here is a great link to check out. Please…please take a few minutes and click it.

http://www.livingwaters.com/good/

kim

(sober 23 years … only because of the Lord)

This is a great article about the comparisons between Kundalini and the Toronto Blessing manifestations from    http://www.inplainsite.org

Also think about contemplative prayer when reading this article. Toward the end it talks about the phenomena that happens at Hyper-Charismatic meetings.  This reminds me of the Glory Meetings that are being held today by the Extreme Prophetic group.   The link to the full article is provided below. Please take a few minutes to look at the charts. 

kundalini.jpgKUNDALINI – (Sanskrit kund, “to burn”; kunda, “to coil or to spiral”) a concentrated field of intelligent, cosmic invisible energy absolutely vital to life; beginning in the base of the spine as a man or woman begins to evolve in their first incarnation; fed by the chakras along the spine and by the cosmic energy entering through the feet from the earth; as wisdom is earned in each ….Kundalini is at least a 1000 years old occult practice with it’s roots in India. It involves bodily manifestations as a consequence to the ‘Awakening of an individual’s kundalini’, and is related to several other occultic practices like Qi Gong (a Chinese occultic tradition).

Shakti Pat or Divine Touch Robert Walker described what takes place in Kundalini yoga: ‘Few Christians realise that for thousands of years gurus have operated with gifts of healing, miracles, gifts of knowledge, and intense displays of spiritual consciousness as they stretch out and connect with a cosmic power which, though demonic in origin, is very real. The meetings which mystic Hindu gurus hold are called ‘Darshan’. At these meetings devotees go forward to receive spiritual experience from a touch by the open palm of the hand, often to the forehead, by the guru in what is known as the Shakti Pat or divine touch. The raising of the spiritual experience is called raising Kundalini. The practice is quite intricate but is brought on by Shakti Pat in conjunction with the repetition of mantras or religious phrases and by holding physical positions for a long time. After a period when the devotee has reached a certain spiritual elevation they begin to shake, jerk, or hop or squirm uncontrollably, sometimes breaking into uncontrolled animal noises or laughter as they reach an ecstatic high. These manifestations are called ‘Kriyas’. Devotees sometimes roar like lions and show all kinds of physical signs during this period. Often devotees move on to higher states of spiritual consciousness and become inert physically and appear to slip into an unconsciousness when they lose sense of what is happening around them. This state is called ‘samadhi’ and it leads to a deeper spiritual experience.’
See Yoga And Christianity

The Chart Below was prepared by Antti Huima in August 1996, based on the Kundalini FAQ, the Siddha Mahayoga FAQ, and general knowledge about the so-called Toronto Blessing movement. The Kundalini FAQs are found from http://www.spiritweb.org/ which has since closed.

Note. This document is laid out in two columns. The leftmost column contains quotes from the documents describing Kundalini. The rightmost column contains the comments of the author, pointing to the similarity between the Kundalini and the Toronto Blessing experiences.

 

Read the rest of this article here:

http://www.inplainsite.org/html/kundalini.html

also check out my post:

https://kimolsen.wordpress.com/2007/06/05/yoga-is-occult/

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