MYSTICISM MONDAYS – WARNING YOU OF HOW MYSTICISM IS NOW RAPIDLY ENTERING THE CHURCH AND DECEIVING MANY CHRISTIANS TODAY

Capture Test the spirits 1 John 4 1Have you unknowingly been lured into New Age mystical practices by teachers claiming that certain “new ways to pray” will bring you closer to God? Have you signed up for classes in Spiritual Formation? Have you been involved in Centering Prayer, Contemplative Prayer, or Lectio Divina? Well, this new series of posts in the new Category of posts that I have entitled, ‘MYSTICISM MONDAYS‘ will attempt to peel back the layers of spiritual deception and present you with the truth of God’s Word that will expose the dangers of these practices. Lord willing, at least once a month on a Monday, I will be sharing teachings with you from Christian experts on the subject, some of whom have even been personally involved with these dangerous practices. All of these teachings that I will be presenting to you will focus on many Scriptures; those who speak on these topics will not just be talking about these practices, because it’s only the truth of God’s Word that will expose the dangers of these practices and set a deceived person free.

Lord willing, I hope to write many posts in the future zeroing in on specific Christian programming and Christian teachers who are promoting these deceptive practices, but since my time is getting rather limited these days because of other important responsibilities that I have, I will oftentimes simply be sharing a video with you.

When time allows, I truly hope and pray that you will take the time to listen to these messages and read the upcoming posts on this important topic so that you can be aware of these false teachings that are deceiving many Christians –possibly even you.

Please test the teachings of all those whom you listen to against Scripture as God’s Word shows us that we are to do (Acts 17:11) so that you will never be deceived.

Now for today’s Mysticism Monday:

A dear friend told me about Oprah’s new mini-series entitled, BELIEF, which began airing on her OWN network yesterday, Sunday, October 18th, 2015 and continues through Saturday, October 24th. By simply watching the above video, this series appears to be breathtakingly beautiful, visually. However, if you are a Christian and decide to watch this, I urge you to first pray for discernment and test everything in light of Scripture, because in a video that I saw in an article about her miniseries, Oprah stated her reason for creating this miniseries by basically saying she wanted everyone to realize that we are all connected. And as you can see by the quick capture below from the post on Facebook concerning her BELIEF miniseries, it clearly says, “We. Are. Connected.”

Capture Oprah miniseries BELIEF - We Are Connected

(If you’d like to see all of the articles and videos that I came across when doing research on this miniseries, including the video in the above quick capture, click HERE).

I see this series as a very spiritually dangerous attempt to weaken Christians who are not rooted and grounded in God’s Word and unaware of the many warnings in God’s Word concerning spiritual deception in the last days, as well as being dangerous to those Christians who are strong in their faith, yet uninformed about the teachings of the New Age/New Spirituality movement and the danger of participating in the many mystical, unbiblical practices that are being promoted today.

Sadly, there will also be some who will choose to disregard the many warnings in God’s Word and fall for the deceptive cry for “unity” that can be heard from many prominent pastors and teachers today, such as Rick Warren and Bill Hybels. Therefore, the consequences for some Christians who watch this mini-series could be devastating to them spiritually!

That’s why I see the urgent need to continue to write posts about mysticism in order to warn all of you about the many pastors and teachers who are promoting Spiritual Formation as well as promoting  teachers and speakers who promote these unbiblical, mystical practices, such as Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Ruth Haley Barton, and many others, because for those of you who watch this BELIEF miniseries without the understanding of what these occultic practices are, (such as Contemplative Prayer, silent prayer, breath prayer, Lectio Divina, etc.) you may lose sight of what God’s Word has to say about not yoking together with unbelievers (2 Corin. 6:14,15) and instead be moved by your emotions; you may get caught up by the many personal stories and lose your compassion for the lost who do not know Jesus Christ as the only way to the Father as Jesus Christ Himself declared:

Capture I am the way and the truth and the life John 14 6

Yes, we should have respect for others and their religious beliefs, but if a person is truly a Christian there should be an urgency within them to share the good news of the gospel with them instead of uniting with them, because the eternal destiny of a person who does not know Jesus Christ is at stake!

Capture He who believes in the Son - John 3 36

Christian, if you do not read and study God’s Word, and if you do not become informed about these deceptive New Age/New Spirituality teachings that promote an unbiblical form of unity, you may end up being deceived and come to the point of embracing the spiritual “oneness” and “unity” that Oprah and those in the New Age/New Spirituality and other spiritual movements are seeking to establish in order to bring about the One World Religion.

As you can see from the quick capture below, Oprah is also having an  “ALL NEW MEDITATION EXPERIENCE” which starts on November 2nd, and is entitled, “BECOME WHAT YOU BELIEVE.” I can’t help but wonder if her present miniseries BELIEF is also meant to lead many unsuspecting and undiscerning Christians to the next level by luring them into taking part in her free seminar hoping that many will embrace the oneness and unity that she is promoting, just as many religious/spiritual leaders in the world are doing, and sadly, as even some Christian leaders are now doing.  

Capture Oprah and Deepak - Become What You Believe - All new meditation experience - November 2, 2015(SOURCE)

According to THIS ARTICLE, Oprah and Deepak had a similar “meditation experience” last year.

Christian sisters and brothers, please pray for discernment, and become aware of what is taking place in the name of unity today so that you will not be deceived by the many mystical practices that are coming into many churches today and being presented as ways in which you can connect with God on a deeper and more intimate level. I urge you to go to sites such as LIGHTHOUSE TRAILS RESEARCH where many writers such as Warren B Smith, Ray Yungen, Roger Oakland, and many other Christian writers expose these mystical practices for what they are; strategies of the devil attempting to deceive and destroy you!

Thank you for stopping by and taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory/Living For His Glory

 

 

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:2-4)

“As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.” (Matthew 24:3,4)

“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.”          (1 Timothy 4:1)

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel — which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!” (Galatians 1:6-9)

“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.” (2 Corinthians 11:3,4)

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them,and I will be their God, and they will be My people.” Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” (2 Corinthians 6:12-18)

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Please pray for Oprah.

Thank you for stopping by and taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory/Living For His Glory

 

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